While the 10am Mass on Thursday, 16th July 2020 will be our final weekday broadcast of the celebration of Mass from St. Patrick’s Church, Millstreet on Cork Music Station we shall continue transmitting the celebration of Mass on Sundays at 11.30am followed by “Lunchtime Favourites”. Since the beginning of our broadcasts in early March 2020 we have received lots of uplifting messages from Loyal Listeners worldwide indicating how much the many broadcasts on Radio have meant to them during this COVID-19 era. Sincere thanks to William and Ita Fitzgerald who made the technical transmission possible; to Canon John Fitzgerald, P.P. for excellent cooperation; to Fr. Paddy O’Byrne whose Mass celebrations were also much appreciated; to Edel, Barry and Kieran Fraser who arranged the recording of Millstreet Church Choir; to Deirdre Tracey for her superb playing of the Organ; to Sharon Lane, Parish Secretary for splendid promotion of our broadcasts; to Julie Brady, Sacristan for great assistance….and to all Loyal Listeners, local, national and international. Stay safe and well All – Seán Radley
Tonight…on this Bastille Day 14th July 2020… on “Radio Treasures” broadcast on Cork Music Station 9:30 to 11:00pm we feature our regular items with a splendid blend of uplifting songs and music as well as a variety of interesting musings. Among the Treasures to feature tonight:
- Reviewing the new Historic Collection presented by Eileen Cronin whose interview a fortnight ago proved hugely popular with among the many Listeners a lady from a very famous family. This week Eileen shares a very rare 1916 Military Sports Programme which Major John Robson sent to Eileen in the 1960s.
- We hear about Millstreet Community Singers at Kanturk Community Hospital. And we listen to one two of their songs.
- We especially remember the late Evelyne Perrot of Pommerit le Vicomte as well as Mary Quinn of Co. Clare both recently deceased. We recall Anne Keane on her First Anniversary.
- We hear some very special songs such a “Flying by” composed by Davy Ryan and “When the Robins Return” wonderfully sung by Paudie McAuliffe from Shrone. At the request of Pat and Olive Monaghan in Nevada Finbar Furey’s “The Old Man”. And with the help of James Wickham of Minnesota, USA we hear the amazing singing voice of Kate Smith – the “American Dame Vera Lynn”.
- We listen to a brief interview at 10pm with Patrick W. O’Leary of Louisville, Kentucky, USA.
- We talk about Jerry Pat O’Leary’s superb recent 90 minute Podcast.
- And we chat about the images shared here:
The inspirational Fr. Paddy O’Byrne on one of the most beneficial Outdoor Fitness Units at Millstreet Town Park on Sunday 12th July 2020. Tap on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)
We thank Presenter, John Greene, for advance information regarding this Sunday evening’s programme. (S.R.)
Having once been described as ‘the man in the shadows’, he emerges from them this week, to speak to John Greene on Where the road takes me, and we discover that he has quite a lot to say for himself.
Mid-ways through the four part series, we change from singer to songwriter and meet Johnny Duhan, author of iconic songs such as ‘The Voyage’ and ‘Don’t give up till it’s over’.
A writer of poetry, novels, essays on various subjects and people, a spiritualist and a keen fan of Johann Sebastian Bach, the former leader of 1960’s beat group ‘Grannies Intentions’, believes that his audiences diminished, once he announced he was a practicing Catholic.
Apart from Joni Mitchell, Johnny Duhan doesn’t have a songwriting mentor. He firmly believes that most big hit songs would never have made it, without the backing of ‘The Machine’ as he refers to it. He also likens himself to Cervantes fictional character ‘Don Quixote’. [read more …] ““Where the Road Takes Me” at 7pm on Sunday 12th July 2020 on C103″
We invite you to submit your Requests for our weekly Music Request Show “Lunchtime Favourites” (Sunday, 12th July 2020) on Cork Music Station which is broadcast directly after the celebration of 11:30 am Mass from 12:10pm until 13:15pm. Just email your requests anytime to corkmusicstation @gmail.com or text/WhatsApp to 086 825 0074. Our focus this Sunday will include the wonderfully uplifting songs and tunes hugely popular in the era of Carnivals in Millstreet in the 1950s and 1960s. Sure to evoke some great memories! Further gems in song we also share. We have a very special request from John O’Keeffe of Mooncoin, Co. Kilkenny where we listen to John’s voice. We remember the late Jack Charlton. We hear about Millstreet Community Singers’ visit to Kanturk Community Hospital. And we greet a Loyal Listener in Norwich, UK who loves Cork. This and much more! Happy Listening! (S.R.)
Fifteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time
Canon John Fitzgerald P.P.
Tel Nos. Millstreet 029-70043/Mobile 087-7752948
PARISH OFFICE OPENING HOURS:
10.00a.m.-1.00p.m. & 2.00p.m.-5.00p.m.
millstreet @dioceseofkerry.ie www.dioceseof kerry.ie
Mass Intentions this Weekend:
Saturday 11th July:
Millstreet Vigil 6.30 p.m. Jer & Han O’Leary, Toorbonia and their son Neile
Sunday 12th July:
Ballydaly 9.00 a.m. Margaret & the deceased members of the
Buckley family, Toorbonia
Cullen 10.15 a.m. Bridget Hickey, Mologhroe
Val & Katie O’Leary
Matty O’Leary, Milleen
Millstreet 11.30 a.m. Michael & Judy O’Riordan, Kippagh and their
John & the deceased members of the Ring family, Eagloune
Anniversaries: Patsy Tarrant, Coole; Theresa Murphy, Minor Row; Billy O’Shea, Minor Row; Breda Hickey, Claraghatlea; Mary Kiely, Liscahane; Bonnie Morley, Lislehane; Margaret Casey, San Francisco; Nora Twomey, Kilcorney; Joan Fitzpatrick, Dromahoe & Canon O’Donovan Centre.
Mass Intentions for next weekend:
Saturday 18th July:
Millstreet 6.30 p.m. Séamus O’Sullivan, Rathduane
Sunday 19th July:
Ballydaly 9.00 a.m. Bridget & John O’Leary, Gortavehy
Connie McSweeney, Gortavehy
Cullen 10.15a.m. Mary & Jimmy Walsh, Knocknageeha
Millstreet 11.30 a.m. Anne Keane, Pound Hill
Millstreet Church: Mass times this week, unless there is a funeral.
Mass on Monday (13th) for People of the Parish at 10.00a.m.
Mass on Tuesday (14th) for Private Intention at 10.00a.m.
Mass on Wednesday (15th) for Fr. Sean Fagan S.M., Mullingar & Dublin; Nora Kelleher, Kilmeedy at 10.00a.m.
Mass on Thursday (16th) for Private Intention at 10.00a.m.
Mass on Friday (17th) for Patsy Tarrant, Coole at 7.30p.m.
Mass on Saturday (18th) for Tessie McAuliffe, Murphy’s Terrace and Sheila O’Connell, Murphy’s Terrace (both recently deceased) at 10.30a.m.
Mass on next Thursday (16th) at 7.30p.m. for Marian Finnerty, Castleknock & Knocknageeha. [read more …] “Millstreet Parish Newsletter Sunday 12th July 2020”
While many people may feel that once the very impressive Astro Turf was put in place a few short years ago it would not need much maintenance. But when recently speaking with Mary Collins of Millstreet Community Council (MCC) with special responsibility for the operation of the Astro Turf she indicated that nothing is maintenance-free and Mary shared the following important points: 1. The Pitch has to be decompacted on a regular basis with some 8 tons of rubber recently spead to refresh the spring on the Pitch which over time can become flat and could lose its very significant spring. 2. It has to be brushed twice a year to maintain the springy feel of the Pitch.
Following the easing of C0VID-19 Restrictions the newly refreshed Astro Turf Pitch will reopen this coming Monday evening, 13th July 2020. Presently, it’s Monday to Friday only. Below we share images of the very recent renewal work in progress with the Pitch now looking superb. Sincere thanks to Mary Collins for sharing such vital information and special thanks also to Margaret Bourke of MCC for alerting me to the work in progress which we recorded as illustrated below. (S.R.)
Held recently in the School Yard of Millstreet Presentation N.S. observing social distancing a most impressive Graduation Ceremony took place where seventeen Students graduated from 6th Class before beginning Post-Primary Education after the Summer holidays. A number of speeches were delivered by the Principal, Deputy Principal, Class Teacher and Chairman of the Board of Management. Tap on the images to enlarge. (S.R.) A feature is scheduled to appear on this Thursday’s “Corkman”.
Following the recent presentation of the splendid 1916 Soldier’s Belt strongly believed to have been taken from Eamon de Valera following noble surrender at Boland’s Mills, Dublin in 1916 – Eileen Cronin of Scrahan, Knocknagree has recently very kindly sent by post a number of additional items for display in Millstreet Museum. These include a letter from New York sent in 1896 by a gentleman to his relatives in the Knocknagree area. (We shall share the contents of this letter in next Tuesday’s “Radio Treasures” on CMS.) Other items include a superb postcard collection of Cleethorpes in UK sent by Major John Robson in 1954 with an interesting “Post early” stamp at the back of the envelope. It was Major John who originally sent the historic Belt to Eileen in the 1960s. We sincerely thank Eileen for such great kindness to our Museum where we shall soon create a full display of the fascinating items. (S.R.)
A million thanks for the many very kind comments we received during our programme this Tuesday night (7th July) locally, nationally and internationally. (S.R.)
Tonight on “Radio Treasures” broadcast on Cork Music Station 9:30 to 11:00pm we feature our regular items with a splendid blend of uplifting songs and music as well as a variety of interesting musings. Among the Treasures to feature tonight:
- Reviewing the new Historic Collection presented by Eileen Cronin whose interview last week proved hugely popular with among the many Listeners a lady from a very famous family. We get to meet with John, Derek and April on a very special visit to Millstreet.
- We hear about Millstreet Community Singers at Kanturk Community Hospital. And we receive a report from Ita and William re Bumbleance.
- We witness a presentation by Millstreet Athletic Club to Fr. Paddy O’Byrne on the celebration of his Diamond Jubilee to the Priesthood.
- We hear some very special songs such a “Flying by” composed by Davy Ryan and “When the Robins Return” wonderfully sung by Paudie McAuliffe from Shrone. At the request of Pat and Olive Monaghan in Nevada Seán Cuddy’s “Someone from Home”. And with the help of James Wickham of Minnesota, USA we hear the amazing singing voice of Maureen O’Hara!
CORK PENNY DINNER COLLECTION
Throughout Duhallow during the months of July and August there will be a collection point for Cork Penny Dinners in every community and this coming Sunday is the date for the Millstreet Collection.
Items being accepted include:
Home baking Gravy granules Peas/beans
Tinned rice Tea/Coffee Jelly
Salt/pepper Cooking oil Cereals
Dried pasta Hand wash Tinned fruit
Biscuits Fruit/Veg Toilet rolls
Bleach Soup Sugar
COLLECTION POINT: MILLSTREET GAA HALL
DATE: THIS SUNDAY 12th JULY
TIME: 11.00a.m. to 1.30p.m.
Thank you for your support and no donation is too small.
We thank Sharon Lane for the Notice. (S.R.)
Dia is Mhuire díobh go léir a chairde, and welcome to my report.
Time marches on and Covid19 continues to be the main topic of discussion everywhere you go. It continues to call the shots and we must all adhere to it’s every demand. Ever so slowly life is inching forward with nobody quite sure if they are doing the right thing but the need to get back to some form of normal life drives them on to at least try. Food and drink providers are the most affected and it’s interesting to see the many changes they have to make in order to start up again. Some of course will never come back again but for those who will the challenges are immense. I went to the Wallis Arms Hotel for my dinner on Monday. I booked at one thirty and dined at two. As I was the only one there at that particular time I asked Nigel, the manager to show me around, show me the new changes and the ways that they have adopted to run their business. Needless to say they have sanatisers at the entrance and inside they have ample room to seat groups of up to eight guests in the dining lounge, while out in the function room at the back they can seat many more with ample social distancing . The days of copies of the menu on your table are gone. Gone also are the jars of sachets of mayonnaise,ketchup, pepper/salt and so on. Now they bring a selection of them to your table in a small dish and reminded that if you want more of any you are welcome to ask. The customary glass of water remains the same. The days menu is displayed on a notice board at the entrance and if you miss it like I did, the friendly waitress will read it for you. If you’re on your own, like I was, you can get a table for one. All the staff were wearing masks. I didn’t. The name of every customer is entered in their book as is the norm everywhere you go now. I enjoyed my meal, it was superb. By then other customers came in and sat at tables to suit their numbers. Now that I have made the break I’ll be more relaxed the next time and there will be a next time. The only other ‘eatery’ that I have been in, is the Lovely Aroma Cafe in Minor Row, where they have Perspex dividers and their customers can enjoy their cuppa or full meal happy in the knowledge that they are safe in their own space. At the West End, the Lovely Cinnamon Cafe provides takeaway meals for the moment. Their beautiful homemade brown bread is just one of the delicious items that they have to offer. Our pubs are still waiting to get the go ahead from the powers that be. In the meantime they’re looking at how they can extend their space in order to comply with the you-know-what. Looking at ways that they can move up or out so that they can make a decent living in spite of all the odds that are stacked against them. We wish the all every success and again appeal to everyone to support them. Please shop at home. Leave your money with your own people so that they can be there for use in to the future. Many congratulations to entrepreneurs Danny and Eileen Buckley,CloverHill on the launching of their new food products and on winning a weeks advertising on Virgin Media. It was great seeing them on the box at teatime every evening. No better man than Danny to drive the message home.
We extend our sincere congratulations to Sophia Serreli and to Patrick Gilbourne on their recent Graduation from Cloghoula N.S.. We wish them every success and happiness in their Post-Primary Education. We share the following four images of such a very important uplifting occasion. Tap on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)
We invite you to submit your Requests for our weekly Music Request Show “Lunchtime Favourites” (Sunday, 5th July 2020) on Cork Music Station which is broadcast directly after the celebration of 11:30 am Mass from 12:15pm until 13:15. Just email your requests anytime to corkmusicstation @gmail.com or text/WhatsApp to 086 825 0074. Our focus this Sunday will include the wonderfully uplifting songs and tunes hugely popular in the era of Carnivals in Millstreet in the 1950s and 1960s. Sure to evoke some great memories. And we have a final update on the very successful Bumbleance Project. Happy Listening! (S.R.)
For the next fortnight we shall be broadcasting live the celebration of Mass at St. Patrick’s Church, Millstreet as we have been doing since the beginning of the onset of COVID-19 with its many restrictions. Our week-day daily broadcasts will continue for the next fortnight and will then end as more people are gradually being permitted to attend Church for the celebration of Mass. However, our broadcast of 11.30 a.m. Sunday Mass will continue until full congregations are permitted to attend Mass in Church. And our “Lunchtime Favourites” following Mass until 1.15pm will also continue on Cork Music Station. We thank the very many Listeners worldwide who have been tuning into our Religious Broadcasts and who have been sending such uplifting kind comments. If you wish to make contact with our Radio Station just email corkmusicstation@ gmail.com.
We thank Presenter John Greene for advance information regarding his programme this Sunday, 5th July 2020 at 7pm on C103. (S.R.)
The life, times and songs of Country Music star Margo and songwriter Johnny Duhan, currently feature on ‘Where the road takes me’, in a series entitled ‘The Singer & the Songwriter’.
On this week’s programme, John Greene concludes the story of Margo….
This week we hear about her battle with alcohol, as she strives to come to terms with a cancelled wedding, a horrific car crash and the weight of a promise made to her father before he died.
But the good times outweigh the bad as she sings with Johnny Cash and Glen Cambell, tours with Hank Locklin and in Dolly Parton discovers a friend when she needs one.
There’s also a few family facts to be set straight as well, including a supposed falling out with Daniel that never happened. [read more …] ““Where the Road Takes Me” at 7pm Sunday on C103″
The first competition of the year will be a scratch matchplay competition open to all adult members (ladies and gents). Please note that that this is a scratch matchplay competition where one player plays another and no handicaps apply All Covid-19 restrictions apply.
The draw will take place on Sunday 5th July at 6 p.m. Entry fee is €3. If interested please text your name to 086 8510423 to be included in the draw. We thank Pat Breen for this notice. (S.R.)
Tonight on “Radio Treasures” broadcast on Cork Music Station 9:30 to 11:00pm we feature our regular items with a splendid blend of uplifting songs and music as well as interesting musings.
Our 10pm Interview is with Eileen Cronin of Scrahan, Knocknagree who has very kindly presented a hugely historic soldier’s belt of 1916 with a direct link to Eamon de Valera. Hear the wonderful Eileen tonight at 10pm in a superb interview which I recorded recently in her most welcoming home near the Cork/Kerry border.
Dia is Mhuire díobh go léir a chairde, and welcome to my report.
The big news this week has to be that I was at Mass on Monday morning June 29. Following a lapse of about three and a half months, it did seem strange. Our beautiful St. Patrick’s Church has the capacity to hold several hundred people in comfort, but this time there were just 50 souls in attendance. Sanitised going in and coming out. A great deal of hard work went into arranging the seats in order to comply with the rules of social distancing and it was carried out to the letter. We were met outside the chapel door by a team of ushers, all looking very officious with their masks and perspex face covers. Their friendly and helpful attention made it easy for us to do the right thing. Having booked in advance our places were marked out for us and each one was escorted to their own particular place. Only the centre isles of the church were used and only two people per seat one at each end . It was indeed a strange sight to see. At ten on the dot, Canon John came on the alter and started Mass, it was the Feast Day of St. Peter and St. Paul. We all know that he has been saying Mass there all along and some people in the catchment area were lucky enough to be able to see him. Others like myself were glad to listen in on Cork Music Station, thanks to Sean Radley. At first it was a rather an alien experience, but as the weeks and months passed I got to love the clear words that were spoken and in my own little cocoon I made the daily Mass, all my own. With the result that when I went to Mass in the Church I found it very different. For months now I have been totally free to do the things I do. I didn’t have to be anywhere, attend anything, meet no one if I didn’t want to. Sit down, get up, job in the garden, cook a meal, etc. all in my own time, wander at will. At Mass this morning ,the first discipline that I encountered was to stand up at Mass or sit down at the right times join with the others in prayers. It wasn’t that I minded it but I was aware of it. Even at home before going I was fretful. What if the time slips me and I’ll be late, or if the car won’t start and I having a precious place booked. My seat would be empty and I after taking a seat that somebody else would be glad to have. But I needn’t have worried, it all went fine. TG.
As we enter the next phase of the easing of COVID-19 Restrictions we reflect on life in Millstreet on this historic Monday when many businesses reopen. And we are all so relieved that Hair Salons and Barber Shops will be according a royal welcome from this day! We share a selection of images illustrating uplifting signs for the future. Tap on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)
Schedule of Radio Broadcasts of Masses from St. Patrick’s Church, Millstreet with Celebrant Canon John Fitzgerald, P.P. on Cork Music Station this Week
Mass on Sunday, 28th June 2020 at 11.30 am… Mass today for People of the Parish
Our Weekday Broadcasts of Mass
Mass on Monday (29th June) for Private Intention at 10.00a.m.
Mass on Tuesday (30th June) for Private Intention at 10.00a.m.
Mass on Wednesday (1st July) for Eileen Collins, Clara Road and Private Intention at 10.00a.m.
Mass on Thursday (2nd July) for Private Intention at 10.00a.m.
Mass on Friday (3rd July) for Jack & Joan Healy, Minor Row and Private Intention at 10.00a.m.
Incorporated into the celebration of Masses this week will be new recent recordings of Millstreet Church Choir and the playing of the Church Organ by Deirdre Tracey. We thank Edel, Barry and Kieran Fraser for the coordination of the recordings of Millstreet Church Choir. Thus we shall have the virtual sounds of the Organ and the Choir at the Celebration of all Masses throughout the week. Members of the Congregation watching the live transmission on the Church Local Television will be unable to hear the Choir and Organist unless one turns on the radio sound in the background of the Mass being broadcast live on (just click on the following link to tune into our Internet Radio Station:) Cork Music Station. Please note that there is a slight delay in synchronisation of the television and radio sounds. Tap on the images below to enlarge. (S.R.)
To make contact with Cork Music Station :
Email corkmusicstation @gmail.com [read more …] “Mass Broadcast Schedule This Week on Cork Music Station”
We thank Presenter John Greene for advance information regarding his programme this Sunday, 28th June 2020 at 7pm on C103. (S.R.)
This Sunday evening on Where the road takes me, John Greene begins a four-part series entitled ‘The Singer & The Songwriter’.
Featured in parts three and four, songwriter Johnny Duhan reflects on a difficult upbringing, his time as frontman with beat-band ‘Granny’s Intentions’, the importance of his song ‘The Voyage’, and why he is often referred to as ‘the man in the shadows’.
The series begins this Sunday evening with Country singing star Margo O’Donnell, who never wished or meant to be a singer.
In the programme Margo speaks about…………
How the promise made to her father on his deathbed, weighed her down for years……..
How her future husband backed out of their wedding, two weeks before it was due to take place…
How the final straw was a horrific car crash which kept her off the stage for months, leading to loneliness, depression and leaning on alcohol for support.
And………there’s a few myths about her family to be cleared up as well. [read more …] ““Where the Road Takes Me” at 7pm Sunday on C103″
The death has occurred of Thomas (Tom) Barrett Bruckey, Castlegar, Galway / Millstreet, Co. Cork
Barrett, Thomas (Tom) of Bruckey, Castlegar, Galway and formerly of The Square, Millstreet, Co. Cork, June 25th 2020.
He died peacefully, in the company of his children Danni, David and Katie and his siblings Dick, Teresa, Ted and Maria after an illness.
Rest In Peace
A celebration of Tom’s life will be arranged at a later date, after Cremation.
He will be sadly missed by extended family and dear friends. He was a simple man. He wanted a death as simple as his birth.
Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam uasal.
Millstreet Library will be open to the public from next week – from Tuesday, 30th June 2020. It will open at the slightly later time of 10am each day. Customers will be able to browse and pick their own books as before. The nationwide request system will start up about a month later. We look forward to welcoming everyone back in again. We thank Librarian Nora for this important notice. (S.R.)
Tonight on “Radio Treasures” broadcast on Cork Music Station 9:30 to 11:00pm we feature our regular items with a blend of uplifting songs and music.
And we provide an update on Cork Music Station’s “Go Fund Me” Fundraising Campaign in aid of “Bumbleance” currently over €1,000.00. This wonderfully praiseworthy Annual Project in aid of “Bumbleance” is coordinated by Ita and William Fitzgerald. And we chat about the 18 images featured below. Tap on the pictures to enlarge.
All this and more in tonight’s “Radio Treasures”. Happy Listening! (S.R.) [read more …] ““Radio Treasures” Tonight Features Interview with Fr. Paddy O’Byrne”
Dia is Mhuire díobh go léir a chairde, and welcome to my report.
Every week has it’s highs and lows and last week brought more of the same. We must congratulate our beloved Fr.Paddy O’Byrne on the Diamond Jubilee of his ordination and last week we learnt with horror of the death of Detective Garda Colm Horkan. To hear that a member of our Garda force has been murdered fills us with disdain and fear. We look upon them as a body set apart, as something precious, vital, protect life. A sort of invisible shield that stands between us and the ‘big bad world’ and then to see something awful to happen to one of their members ,hits us where it hurts. Our local Gardai have placed a condolence book at the barrack ,where people can put down their names and show solidarity with our National Garda Siochana. Please support it well.