Eily’s Report – 20th October

Dia is Mhuire díobh go léir a chairde, and welcome to my report.

Prayers were never so needed as we sink down further into the abyss that is Corona Virus. Prayer is a wonderful prop when there is nothing better to be had. From where I’m standing and looking back at the years that have gone, prayer was vitally important. If somebody, a family member, a neighbour, a friend’s friend was sick, perhaps waiting for an X-Ray result or facing an operation, then those close to her/him would engage in extra prayers, Novenas, Masses that the Good Lord would make them better. But this time it’s different, we are all in there. All in the same boat, needing so many different things for so many different people so the best thing for it is to have we all put our shoulders to the wheel, both for ourselves and for those around us. There is no need to be sad or morose about it.

[read more …] “Eily’s Report – 20th October”

“Radio Treasures” 9.30 to 11.00 This Tuesday Night on CMS

Tonight…on this Tuesday, 20th Oct. 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… tonight we feature a selection of songs and music with lots of variety as well as lots of interesting musings and words of wisdom.  

We had such a wonderful response to last week’s “Radio Treasures” Show when we featured the voice of the late Conchubhar Ó hÉalaithe from a 2008 recording of Jimmy Reidy’s “Round the Fireside”.   Tonight we feature from that same recording the voice of Joan O’Mahony superbly relating the story of Fr. Breen in the Millstreet of the Fight for Independence.   We also feature a very moving poem recited by Tim Looney….All this at 10pm on tonight’s programme which also includes Songs by Charley Pride, Nana Mouskouri, Jim Reeves, Joan O’Leary, Neil Diamond, Mario Lanza …. and so many more!   We hear about James Wickham‘s creative suggestion for a  really interesting competition!   And we explore a treasury of quotes on the importance of Laughter in our lives….especially in the times we presently experience.   And we chat about these images:

We thank Patricia Hick for sharing this most interesting phenomenon….which occurs on Tuesday, 20th Oct. 2020 at 20:20:20 (twenty seconds past twenty past eight).   So the full number feature should read 20:20:20 20 10 2020 !! Tap on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)
From left: Marie Casey and Joan O’Mahony at Christmas 2019 on the day Joan retired as Principal at Presentation N.S., Millstreet. Joan features on our “Radio Treasures” programme tonight (20th Oct. 2020) at 10pm.
Meeting Radio Presenter Jimmy Reidy at C103 Centre in Mallow some months ago. Jimmy’s Moday night Archival Programmes on C103 are proving hugely popular – every Monday 10 to 11pm.  (Photo by William Fitzgerald)
Superb feature by Alan Finn on “The Vale Star” kindly shared by Journalist Rosario Buckley.

[read more …] ““Radio Treasures” 9.30 to 11.00 This Tuesday Night on CMS”

Funeral Mass of Teresa Murphy, West End, Millstreet at Noon on Tuesday 20th Oct.

The Funeral Mass of the late Teresa Murphy (née Corcoran) of Manchester and formerly of West End, Millstreet will take place in St. Patrick’s Church, Millstreet at 12 noon on Tuesday, 20th Oct. 2020.   The celebration of Mass will be broadcast live on Cork Music Station (To access – tap on the highlighted link).   We extend our sincere sympathy to the Murphy Family especially daughters Helen and Sheila.   God rest Teresa.  R.I.P..   Ar dheis Dé go raibh a hanam.

“Where the Road Takes Me” at 7pm this Sunday on C103

We thank Presenter, John Greene for advance information on this Sunday evening’s programme – 18th Oct. 2020 at 7pm on C103.  (S.R.)

On this week’s edition of ‘Where the road takes me’, John Greene heads for the kitchen to meet TV Chef, author and Co-founder of Ballymaloe Cookery school Rory o’Connell.   

Slow roast shoulder of lamb, proper scrambled eggs and the health benefits of bone broth are up for discussion.

We also discover that his frustration hasn’t waned over poor ingredients, and he still finds chaotic and ‘war-zone’ type kitchens offensive. [read more …] ““Where the Road Takes Me” at 7pm this Sunday on C103″

This Week’s Schedule of Religious Broadcasts on Cork Music Station

Our schedule this week regarding the broadcast on Cork Music Station of Mass from St. Patrick’s Church, Millstreet is as follows:

Sunday, 18th Oct. 2020 at 11.30 a.m..

Tuesday, 20th Oct. 2020 at 12.00 noon (Funeral Mass)

Wednesday, 21st Oct. 2020 at 10.00 a.m..

Thursday, 22nd Oct. 2020 at 10.00 a.m..

Friday, 23rd Oct. at 10.00 a.m.

“Lunchtime Favourites” After 11.30 a.m. Mass on CMS Sunday 18th Oct. 2020 Until 1.30pm

We invite you to submit your Requests for our weekly Music Request Show “Lunchtime Favourites” (Sunday, 18th Oct. 2020) on Cork Music Station which is broadcast directly after our transmission of the celebration of 11:30 am Mass from 12:10pm until 13:30.   Just email your requests anytime either to corkmusicstation @gmail.com OR to millstreetmuseum @gmail.com or text/WhatsApp to 086 825 0074

On this Sunday’s programme we present an uplifting challenge to our Superb Dancers!   As well as some glorious waltzes, tango dances, the slosh, slides, jigs and splendid marches we introduce “Zorba’s Dance” to try out a touch of Greek dancing!  Our experienced Dancers will undoubtedly meet the challenge in style!

And we feature lots of cheerful songs from the 1960s as well as two special songs for our young Listeners.

The Millstreet Studio of Cork Music Station from where we broadcast our weekly Sunday Mass and “Lunchtime Favourites” Tap on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)
St. Patrick’s Church, Millstreet from where we broadcast Sunday Mass live at 11.30am.   This photo was taken on a recent  Friday night with the moon behind the Church.   Millstreet Church Virtual Choir will continue this Sunday singing the entrance and recessional hymns while Deirdre Tracey will play two organ tunes during the celebration of Mass.   We thank Edel, Barry and the Members of Millstreet Choir for making this virtual recording available for transmission.
A Vintage Run through Millstreet almost two decades ago….from the Pictorial Archives of Millstreet Museum. Tap on the image to enlarge. (S.R.)

[read more …] ““Lunchtime Favourites” After 11.30 a.m. Mass on CMS Sunday 18th Oct. 2020 Until 1.30pm”

Jim O’Connor – Acknowledgement & First Anniversary

Jim O’Connor
West End
Millstreet
Acknowledgement and 1st Anniversary
16 October 2019
The family of the late Jim O’Connor wish to thank most sincerely all those who sympathised with us on our very sad loss.
We would like to thank those who sent mass cards, flowers, letters of sympathy, made phone calls, those who attended his removal, mass and burial, and who traveled long distances to be with us.
We acknowledge with gratitude the very kind support shown by our neighbours, friends and family who called with food to the house. Many thanks to the ambulance service and the staff of Cork University Hospital including the ODTI Team in Dublin.
Our sincere thanks to Canon John Fitzgerald and Fr Paddy Byrne who officiated at Jim’s funeral, and Julie and Sharon for their invaluable kind help. Thanks to Siobhán for the beautiful music and to Davy Tarrant for his assistance and professionalism. A very special thanks to Gordon and all Jim’s friends and comrades in the Army Reserve Defence Force who formed a guard of honour, along with the bearer party who helped carry Jim to the church and to his final resting place in St. Mary’s. Thank you for your service.
As it would not be possible to thank everybody individually, please accept this acknowledgement as an expression of our gratitude and appreciation to all. The Holy Sacrifice of the Mass has been offered for your intentions. Míle buíochas as ucht ár gcroí.

Millstreet Parish Newsletter 18th October 2020

PARISH NEWSLETTER

BALLYDALY-CULLEN-MILLSTREET

Twenty Ninth Sunday in Ordinary Time –

18th October  2020

Canon John Fitzgerald P.P.   

Tel Nos. Millstreet 029-70043/Mobile 087-7752948

Email:  millstreet @dioceseofkerry.ie    www.dioceseofkerry.ie

PARISH OFFICE OPENING HOURS:

MONDAY-TUESDAY- WEDNESDAY-FRIDAY

10.00a.m.-1.00p.m. & 2.00p.m.-5.00p.m.

Your prayers are requested for the repose of the souls of the following: 

RECENT DEATHS:  David Twomey, Ardfert & Knockduff;   Teresa Murphy, West End.

Anniversaries: Arthur O’Keeffe, Drishane Road; Denis, Thomas & Eileen Kelleher, Murphy’s Terrace; Noreen Murphy, Inchileagh; Paul Fitzgerald, Clara Road; Denny Desmond, Liscahane; Julia Creedon, Liscahane; Michael Kelleher, Kilmeedy Lower; Mary McSweeney, Cloghoulamore; Joan, Andrew & Andrew Patrick Guerin, Knocknagullane; Nicholas Tarrant, Gortavehy;  Con Kerins, Lisnaboy; Tim, Alice & the deceased members of the O’Sullivan family, Lisnaboy; Madge Murphy, Lisnaboy; Ben Flahive, Cork; Deceased members of the Murphy family, Shanbally.

THE FOLLOWING IS THE SCHEDULE OF MASSES FOR THE WEEK AHEAD WHICH WILL BE CELEBRATED BY FR. FITZGERALD BEHIND CLOSED DOORS & TRANSMITTED ON OUR CHURCH TV AND CORKMUSICSTATION.COM

SUNDAY (18th): Billy O’Shea, Cockhill; Kevin & Ann Cronin, Clara Road at 11.30a.m.

TUESDAY (20th): Funeral Mass for Teresa Murphy (nee Corcoran), West End at 12 noon.  

WEDNESDAY (21st) Mass for People of the Parish at 10.00a.m.

THURSDAY (22nd) Mass for Fr. Brendan Morrissey, S.M. Dundalk & Dublin; The deceased members of the O’Mahony Family, Clonakilty at 10.00a.m.

FRIDAY (23rd) Private Intention at 10.00a.m.

SUNDAY (25th) for Peggy & Connie Lane, Cahirdowney; Fr. Denis Keane & Msgr James O’Neill at 11.30a.m.  

A FEW WORDS OF ENCOURAGMENT

This weekend we are once again facing a time of uncertainty as a community, Parish and country.  We are experiencing such a range of emotions and everyone is fearful of this virus coming into our lives and homes and the affect it would have on our loved ones and on ourselves. During the month of October let us pray to Our Lady for the strength and courage we need and let the words of Pope Francis be a daily reminder of how much we have to offer those who may need it. [read more …] “Millstreet Parish Newsletter 18th October 2020”

Millstreet Website Updates 16th Oct. 2020

We share a selection of images recorded today (Fri. 16th Oct. 2020) mainly in Millstreet Town Park where we experienced a double rainbow and the fascinating colours of Autumn 2020.   Before that we have been requested to help to promote a forthcoming praiseworthy event: 

A Coffee Morning/Afternoon is scheduled to take place at Guerin’s Family Shop in Ballydaly on Saturday, 24th Oct. from 10am to 6pm & on Sunday, 25th Oct. 10.30am to 1.00pm…..in aid of St. Joseph’s Community Hospital, Millstreet.   Tea, Coffee, Latte, Drinking Chocolate and Cappuccino served.  This event will take place only if COVID-19 Restrictions allow.

Today Issue 28 of “Discover Duhallow” appeared in the shops and includes a superb feature written by Daniel Daly who is Manager supreme and Personal Trainer at Millstreet Community Gym.  Tap on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.)

A gentle morning cloud revealing Clara Mountain in the beautiful Autumn.
Actor supreme, Stefan Healy who is now attending RADA in London – was one of the main Actors in a recent RTÉ 1 television production.

[read more …] “Millstreet Website Updates 16th Oct. 2020”

Uniting All Through Internet Radio!

The true value of Internet Radio – our own Cork Music Station – was wonderfully demonstrated on this Tuesday’s “Radio Treasures” (13th Oct. 2020) when an hour before the programme I got in contact with Joan Healy of Drishane Road, Millstreet to indicate that Joan’s late husband the great Conchubhar Ó hÉalaithe would be featuring on an Archival Recording scheduled to be broadcast at 10pm.   By the time of transmission Joan’s superb Family were tuned in worldwide and sent many uplifting live messages to our programme.   Here we share a selection of those much appreciated messages:

Listening keenly here in the Middle East. It is a lovely sounding radio show …….   (Stephen Healy…tuning in from Quatar)

Thanks Seán for that program – it was great to hear my dad’s voice after so many years.   Eibhlín Ní Éalaithe,  Sydney, Australia

Caitríona Ní Éalaithe, Ciarán, Aisling & Oscar listening in Portmarnock, Co. Dublin.  Really enjoying the program.  Many thanks.

Greetings Seán – listening to you tonight are Siobhán Ní Éalaithe and Owen in London. Great show. Best wishes from us both.

Hello, Listening in from Dublin…Great show. Neilus (Church Street).

Sincere thanks to all the wonderful Healy Family worldwide for tuning in to our special broadcast.   A copy of the complete recording will later be presented to the Healy Family….as we all remember the late Conchubhar.

Conchubhar (first from left) receiving presentations on his retirement in Sept. 1998 as dedicated Principal supreme from Kilcorney N.S..

“Radio Treasures” 9.30 to 11.00 This Tuesday Night on CMS

Tonight…on this Tuesday, 13th Oct. 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… tonight we feature a selection of songs and music with lots of variety as well as lots of interesting musings and words of wisdom.  Included in tonight’s programme: 

  1.   Amazing whistling talent of Roger Whittaker.
  2.   The Power of One Hail Mary – an inspiring brief story.
  3.   Recalling Millstreet Monument Committee‘s visit to Freemount for a 2008 recording of “Round the Fireside” with Jimmy Reidy broadcast last night on C103.
  4.   Sharing our Boston 1980 Radio Recordings.

All these four items will be broadcast from 10.00 pm tonight.   And we also chat about the following images:

Freemount Heritage Centre where in 2008 Millstreet Monument Committee participated in Jimmy Reidy’s Round the Fireside radio programme on C103.

Boston USA Skyline in the early 1980s.

The Under 12 Camogie Team who took part in the very successful VHI VIRTUAL MINI MARATHON 10km up Clara Mountain on Friday, 2nd Oct. 2020.   Photo by Michelle O’Keeffe.

[read more …] ““Radio Treasures” 9.30 to 11.00 This Tuesday Night on CMS”

Eily’s Report – 13th October

Dia is Mhuire díobh go léir a chairde, and welcome to my report.

The strange times continue and it looks like we are in it for  the long haul so we may as well make up our minds to the fact and each one of us must carve our own way through it. Find out what is working for us as it has done for the past seven or eight months and hope for the best. God knows we’ve been told often enough to wash our hands and wear a mask and stay one meter away from others at a social distance and we must keep on doing it. I suppose as rural dwellers we have an advantage over those who live in built up areas and more cramped conditions. So in that regard we can count ourselves more fortunate to some degree, but nothing is guaranteed.

[read more …] “Eily’s Report – 13th October”

Schedule of Religious Broadcasts on Cork Music Station

Our schedule this week regarding the broadcast on Cork Music Station of Mass from St. Patrick’s Church, Millstreet is as follows:

Sunday, 11th Oct. 2020 at 11.30 a.m..

Tuesday, 13th Oct. 2020 at 10.00 a.m..

Wednesday, 14th Oct. 2020 at 10.00 a.m..

Thursday, 15th Oct. 2020 at 10.00 a.m..

Friday, 16th Oct. at 10.00 a.m.

Martha Keller, Rathcoole

Keller (Rathcoole) on October 9th 2020 at Cork University Hospital, Martha, beloved daughter of Christina and the late Con and dear sister of Pat, Ann, Mary, Majella, Anthony & Frank. Deeply regretted by her loving family, brother-in-law John, Ann’s partner Denny, Majella’s partner Mike, sisters-in-law Eileen, Joan & Fiona, nephews and nieces Connie, Rachel, Eva, Lily, Aaron, Abi and Olan, relatives, neighbours and large circle of friends.

In accordance with HSE and government guidelines, Martha’s Funeral Mass will take place privately on Wednesday at 12 noon in St John’s Church, Dromagh and will be live streamed on www.churchservicelivestream.ie. Funeral cortège will travel via Rathcoole to St Mary’s Cemetery, Millstreet.

Messages of condolence may be left here.

May she rest in peace

Millstreet Pictorial Updates – 11th Oct. 2020

Our latest Millstreet Pictorial Updates places focus on the beauty of Autumn locally and internationally.   We include a feature from today’s “Sunday Business Post” which makes a very important reference to Scoil Mhuire, Millstreet BNS.   And we hope that someone might be able to share information about the late Mr. John J. Campion about whom Bill Browne has written in this week’s “Corkman” indicating that John was born in Millstreet.   And we recall yesterday’s Beatification of the young Carlo Acutis in Assisi, Italy yesterday (Sat. 10/10/2020) who died at the age of 15 in 2006. Tap on the images to enlarge.   Finally, a reminder that C103’s “Round the Fireside” on Monday, 12th Oct. 10.00 to 11.00 pm will focus on Millstreet when Presenter supreme, Jimmy Reidy will broadcast one of his many past programmes from his extensive Audio Archives.  (S.R.)

Autumn colours at an international level!

Courage….at an international level!
A very obliging tree abroad!

[read more …] “Millstreet Pictorial Updates – 11th Oct. 2020”

“Where the Road Takes Me” at 7pm this Sunday on C103

We thank Presenter, John Greene for advance information on this Sunday evening’s programme – 11th Oct. 2020 at 7pm on C103.  (S.R.)

After being diagnosed with throat cancer, Michael was advised to put his affairs in order.  Fortunately, Michael had completely different plans for his future. 

Almost fifty years later he fulfills a lifelong dream to build a wooden boat.  He also throws in a few obstacles of his own to make it more challenging – like knowing nothing about boat-building and not visiting any hardware store for materials of any kind. 

On ‘Where the road takes me’ this Sunday evening,  John Greene travels to Burnfort in North Cork, to hear one man’s amazing story of determination, a belief in the involvement of a higher power, and how everything in life is mapped out for us, on the day we are born.  [read more …] ““Where the Road Takes Me” at 7pm this Sunday on C103″

“Lunchtime Favourites” After 11.30 a.m. Mass on CMS Sunday 11th Oct. 2020 Until 1.30pm

We invite you to submit your Requests for our weekly Music Request Show “Lunchtime Favourites” (Sunday, 11th Oct. 2020) on Cork Music Station which is broadcast directly after our transmission of the celebration of 11:30 am Mass from 12:10pm until 13:30.   Just email your requests anytime either to corkmusicstation @gmail.com OR to millstreetmuseum @gmail.com or text/WhatsApp to 086 825 0074

Millstreet Church Virtual Choir will continue this Sunday singing the entrance and recessional hymns while Deirdre Tracey will play two organ tunes during the celebration of Mass.   We thank Edel, Barry and the Members of Millstreet Choir for making this virtual recording available for transmission.

St. Patrick’s Church, Millstreet from where we broadcast Sunday Mass live at 11.30am.   This photo was taken on a recent  Friday night with the moon behind the Church.

We chat about about Blessed Carlo Acutis who was beatified in Assisi, Italy on Saturday….and we hear about the power of one “Hail Mary”.

A new dimension to our weekly “Lunchtime Favourites” Show is being introduced this Sunday.   It all emerges from a suggestion we received from Millstreet Active Retirement Association:  It is very creatively suggested that we introduce the new idea in the following manner:  “A very special welcome today to all our Friends in Millstreet Active Retirement Association who because of the present Covid restrictions in place cannot resume the weekly dancing and yoga in the chair classes we all enjoyed so much.
So, my dear friends, like Din Joe in The Good Old Days, I invite you all to Take The Floor and dance, march and exercise to your heart’s content over the next hour of our weekly “Lunchtime Favourites”.
Let’s start the ball rolling with a selection of lively marches. Here we go….”  And I can promise you a wide variety of wonderfully rhythmic tunes – where one will wish to dance, waltz and relax.

The Millstreet Studio of Cork Music Station from where we broadcast our weekly Sunday Mass and “Lunchtime Favourites” Tap on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)
Some 40 years ago the possibility of having a public Swimming Pool in Millstreet was seriously explored. This was the dedicated Committee formed to attempt bringing it to reality. One slight error in the caption…Mrs. Nellie O’Keeffe is on the right of Canon Browne. P.P.. Tap on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)

It is often said that every cloud has a silver lining! And this was thus in Millstreet during the week.
West End, Millstreet traffic on Friday evening just after 4pm.

[read more …] ““Lunchtime Favourites” After 11.30 a.m. Mass on CMS Sunday 11th Oct. 2020 Until 1.30pm”

Millstreet Parish Newsletter 11th October 2020

PARISH NEWSLETTER

BALLYDALY-CULLEN-MILLSTREET

Twenty Eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time –

11th October  2020

Canon John Fitzgerald P.P.   

Tel Nos. Millstreet 029-70043/Mobile 087-7752948

Email:  millstreet @dioceseofkerry.ie    www.dioceseofkerry.ie

PARISH OFFICE OPENING HOURS:

MONDAY-TUESDAY- WEDNESDAY-FRIDAY

10.00a.m.-1.00p.m. & 2.00p.m.-5.00p.m.

Your prayers are requested for the repose of the souls of the following: 

Anniversaries: Kathleen, Jer & Mary Lane, Ballinatona; Peter O’Sullivan, Cloghoulamore; Dola O’Byrne, West End; Jim O’Connor, West End; Kevin Cronin, Clara Road; Gobnait Cronin, Pound Hill; Patrick & Margaret O’Sullivan, Liscreagh & Lackabawn; The deceased members of the Caroll Family, Ballydaly; Kathleen & Timmy O’Sullivan, Ballydaly; Bridie Herlihy, Glountane; Jeremiah & Lena O’Connor, Knockduff; Jackie & Nell Donnelly, Derragh; Madge Murphy, Lisnaboy.

THE FOLLOWING IS THE SCHEDULE OF MASSES FOR THE WEEK AHEAD WHICH WILL BE CELEBRATED BY FR. FITZGERALD BEHIND CLOSED DOORS & TRANSMITTED ON OUR CHURCH TV AND WWW.CORKMUSICSTATION.COM

MASS ON SUNDAY (11th) for Dan Buckley, Geararoe at 11.30a.m.

MASS ON TUESDAY (13th) for People of the Parish at 10.00a.m.

MASS ON WEDNESDAY (14th) Eily, Julia, Christy, Mick, Noreen & Des Kelleher, Kilmeedy at 10.00a.m.

MASS ON THURSDAY (15th) for Elizabeth & Denis Dennehy, Pound Hill and their daughter Sheila Sherlock at 10.00a.m.

Mass on Friday, 16th Oct. at 10.00 a.m.

MASS ON SUNDAY (18th) for Billy O’Shea, Cockhill; Kevin & Ann Cronin, Clara Road at 11.30a.m. 

Attached is a Pastoral Message received from Bishop Ray Browne as we once again face the spread of Covid19 and the challenge it presents for each one of us.   [read more …] “Millstreet Parish Newsletter 11th October 2020”

Millstreet Pictorial Updates – 9th October 2020

We share a selection of images reflecting recent updates in the Millstreet area.   Yesterday we featured a package delivered to Millstreet Museum.   Before we could reveal its content we had to make the local Gardaí aware of its content and to seek permission to share images of the historic item.   We can now reveal what we received from a very kind anonymous Donor who sent the following note:

Reflections from Millstreet’s Harry Clarke window. Tap on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)
This Saturday is indeed a special date with its four zeros, two ones and two twos!  We thank Phil Sheehan for alerting us to this very special phenomenon. 

[read more …] “Millstreet Pictorial Updates – 9th October 2020”

Pictorial News Updates – 9th Oct. 2020

Superb feature by Alan Finn and Rosario Buckley in the “Vale Star”. Jimmy Reidy is such a true Gentleman and has contributed enormously to the real Culture of Ireland. We’ve all been blessed to have for decades listened to the magnificent C103 weekly Show “Round the Fireside” marvellously presented by Jimmy and his very welcoming Team including his wonderful wife Peggy at Freemount Heritage Centre. We’ve been privileged on a number of occasions to have been present for truly memorable recordings. In fact this coming Monday night at 10.00 pm (12th Oct. 2020) I believe that Millstreet features in one of Jimmy’s excellent archival programmes. Jimmy’s archive of hundreds of programmes over the decades is such a national treasure for generations to come. Congratulations to Jimmy on continuing to present quality radio every Monday night where the voice and music of various communities find a magnificent platform. Long may such great radio continue.   In the not-too-distant future we hope to record a telephone interview with Jimmy for “Radio Treasures” on CMS.  Tap on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.)

This package arrived at Millstreet Museum on this Thursday (8th Oct. 2020). We shall later reveal its very interesting content. We thank the very kind anonymous Donor for this superbly packaged historic item and for going to the expense of posting the heavy package.
Wonderfully colourful Autumn 2020 has arrived in Millstreet Town Park.

[read more …] “Pictorial News Updates – 9th Oct. 2020”

Magnificent Volunteering Service in Killarney

We thank the kind person who sent us by post a page from the most recent “Kerry’s Eye” newspaper in which a Millstreet gentleman – Joe Looney formerly of Minor Row, Millstreet – features.   Joe’s title in the highly regarded Order of Malta is Captain reflecting his amazing and inspiring dedication over many decades.   Breda Joy‘s excellent feature recognises the superb dedication of Joe and three other Colleagues.   We extend sincere congratulations to all four.   Joe and his sister Geraldine were wonderful childhood pals in our native Minor Row in the 1950s and 1960s.   The Family then moved to Killarney.   Joe and Geraldine and their Parents – Michael and Eilish – lived in the house where Tony O’Brien’s Shop is now situated.  Tap on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.) 

“Radio Treasures” 9.30 to 11.00 This Tuesday Night on CMS Interviews Stefan Healy as He Enters R.A.D.A.

Tonight…on this Tuesday, 6th Oct. 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… tonight we feature a selection of songs and music relating to a Tour of Ireland as well as a variety of interesting musings and words of wisdom.  Included in tonight’s programme – Our 10pm Interview is with the superbly talented Stefan Healy who is just entering the highly prestigious R.A.D.A. (Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts) in London.  We hear the exquisite “Nightingale Serenade” with André Rieu and Orchestra and we chat about the following images…..Tap on the pictures to enlarge :

Stefan pointing out his late Grandfather’s famous Eurovision Map at Millstreet Museum.
Stefan pictured with Noreen Kelleher at “Cinnamon”.
Paul O’ Connor‘s stunning image of the Cross on Clara.   Note the holes in the steel…oftentimes not noticed.
Ballydaly looking magnificent from the summit of Clara Mountain in a further splendid image by Paul O’Connor – Photographer supreme.
Prizewinners and Organisers of Millstreet Pitch & Putt at Sunday evening’s presentation.

[read more …] ““Radio Treasures” 9.30 to 11.00 This Tuesday Night on CMS Interviews Stefan Healy as He Enters R.A.D.A.”

Millstreet Church Related Level Three Guidelines

DUE TO CURRENT GOVERNMENT GUIDELINES (LEVEL 3)

PUBLIC MASSES ARE NOT PERMITTED

WITH THE EXCEPTION OF FUNERALS (25 PEOPLE)

AND WEDDINGS (25 PEOPLE) 

MASSES WILL BE CELEBRATED IN MILLSTREET CHURCH

BEHIND CLOSED DOORS AND TRANSMITTED ON

OUR CHURCH TELEVISION

AND THROUGH THE INTERNET RADIO STATION  

WWW.CORKMUSICSTATION.COM

TIMES OF THESE MASSES WILL BE PUBLISHED ON

OUR NEWSLETTER WHICH CAN BE ACCESSED ON WWW. MILLSTREET.IE 

ALL CHURCHES WILL REMAIN OPEN FOR PRIVATE PRAYER 

AND WE ARE ASKING EVERYONE TO PLEASE OBSERVE THE FOLLOWING:

  • SANITISE WHEN ENTERING AND LEAVING CHURCH
  • WALK AROUND
  • STAND AND PRAY
  • DON’T SIT DOWN

OUR PARISH OFFICE WILL REMAIN OPEN   

We thank Canon John Fitzgerald, P.P. and Parish Secretary, Sharon Lane for this important notice.

 Religious Broadcasts on www.corkmusicstation.com this week begin on this Wednesday (7th Oct. 2020) at 9.40 a.m. with the Celebration of Mass at 10.00 a.m.   The same time schedule applies to our Thursday broadcast this week.   Sunday Mass will be broadcast at 11.30 a.m..  (S.R.)

Eily’s Report – 6th October

Dia is Mhuire díobh go léir a chairde, and welcome to my report.

Oh dear, oh dear, oh dear. Oh where did it all go wrong, so wrong. We were doing so well even counting the days till we were back to normal and even though there were plenty of complaints about the way things were, we’d give a lot to have that old normal back again now. But since we have no choice we may as well knuckle down and bring on plan B. Plan B can mean different things to each one of us. We must all take a good look at where we are at and go on from there. The fact that we have escaped up to now must be proof that we are doing the right thing. Easy for me and my equals I suppose, because we have no commitments as such. Not so easy for those who have to go out to work, take children to school, look after others. Apart from minding ourselves, the only other thing we can do is to pray.  In all fairness, we are good at it. We like praying, we’ve been relying on God’s mercy some of us for well over eighty years and looking back, it brought us through some bad and sad and uncertain times but a lot of great ones too. We didn’t get everything that we asked God for and looking back it was a good job that we didn’t because it would have been all  wrong for us at that time. But it never stopped us from asking for divine help no more than we never stopped asking our parents for things that they couldn’t afford or that wouldn’t be proper for us to have. When we were at the stage where younger people are today, rearing children, making a living, struggling to make a living, we had very little time for prayer sometimes none at all. So now we count it as a priviledge to have been spared, to make up for lost time as it were. To have lots of time to spend in prayer every day and to pray for those who are caught up in the rat-race of their lives which allows little time for talking to God, but as long as they believe and do their best then our prayers for them are never lost. We are all in it together.

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The Perfect Match – Siobhán & Michael – 21st Dec. 2019

We wish to thank Siobhán Kelleher and Michael Murphy – the Happy Couple – who celebrated their Wonderful Wedding on Sat. 21st Dec. 2019 – in an era where numbers of Guests at the Wedding and Reception were not restricted – for their very kind permission permitting us to share a selection of images firstly in this feature of the Church Ceremony and later in a further feature relating to the Tralee Reception.   Apologies re our delay in uploading these great memories of such a truly special occasion.   Every Happiness and Blessing to Siobhán and Michael.  Here we share some 33 images recalling the Church Ceremony at St.Patrick’s in Millstreet on Sat. 21st Dec. 2019.  Tap on the pictures to enlarge.  (S.R.) [read more …] “The Perfect Match – Siobhán & Michael – 21st Dec. 2019”

“Where the Road Takes Me” at 7pm this Sunday on C103

We thank Presenter, John Greene for advance information on this Sunday evening’s programme – 4th Oct. 2020 at 7pm on C103.  (S.R.)

‘In conversation with Dr. Con Murphy’ concludes on ‘Where the road takes me this Sunday evening at 7. 

Dr. Con who served in the dug-out as medical doctor to the Cork senior hurlers and footballers will look back at over forty years service to the GAA in Cork. 

Billy Morgan, Kevin Hennessy, Ciarán O’Sullivan and former Meath coach Seán Boylan will also contribute to the programme as well.  [read more …] ““Where the Road Takes Me” at 7pm this Sunday on C103″

“Lunchtime Favourites” After 11.30 a.m. Mass on CMS Sunday 4th Oct. 2020 Until 1.30pm

We invite you to submit your Requests for our weekly Music Request Show “Lunchtime Favourites” (Sunday, 4th Oct. 2020) on Cork Music Station which is broadcast directly after our transmission of the celebration of 11:30 am Mass from 12:10pm until 13:30.   Just email your requests anytime either to corkmusicstation @gmail.com OR to millstreetmuseum @gmail.com or text/WhatsApp to 086 825 0074

Millstreet Church Virtual Choir will begin this Sunday singing the entrance and recessional hymns while Deirdre Tracey will play two organ tunes during the celebration of Mass.

A new dimension to our weekly “Lunchtime Favourites” Show is being introduced this Sunday.   It all emerges from a suggestion we received from Millstreet Active Retirement Association:  It is very creatively suggested that we introduce the new idea in the following manner:  “A very special welcome today to all our Friends in Millstreet Active Retirement Association who because of the present Covid restrictions in place cannot resume the weekly dancing and yoga in the chair classes we all enjoyed so much.
So, my dear friends, like Din Joe in The Good Old Days, I invite you all to Take The Floor and dance, march and exercise to your heart’s content over the next hour of our weekly “Lunchtime Favourites”.
Let’s start the ball rolling with a selection of lively marches. Here we go….”  And I can promise you a wide variety of wonderfully rhythmic tunes – where one will wish to dance, waltz and relax.

We shall be chatting about the images below and referring to an upcoming interview with Stefan Healy and also the creative and very useful invention recently launched in Dungarvan.   And of course we shall be playing the very best of songs and musical selections for our global audience.   This week we also continue our focus on songs from around Ireland on our “Grand World Musical Tour of Ireland”  Tap on the pictures to enlarge.  Happy Listening!  (S.R.)

St. Patrick’s Church, Millstreet from where we broadcast Sunday Mass live at 11.30am.   This photo was taken on Friday night with the moon behind the Church while (pictured below) at 7am on Friday morning it was a case of the Moon Beside the Hill as distinct from the Moon Behind the Hill (of Clara)!

Liam Flynn using the Fogger to sanitise the closed Church following Mass. We shall upload a full feature later on this very impressive procedure.
The Millstreet Studio of Cork Music Station from where we broadcast our weekly Sunday Mass and “Lunchtime Favourites” Tap on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)
The Current Issue of “Discover Duhallow” (now in the shops) is No. 27 and is now celebrating its first birthday. The very successful free magazine devotes a full page of images relating to Millstreet in this first anniversary Issue. Tap on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)

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Millstreet Parish Newsletter 4th October 2020

PARISH NEWSLETTER

BALLYDALY-CULLEN-MILLSTREET

Twenty Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time –

4th October  2020

Canon John Fitzgerald P.P.   

Tel Nos. Millstreet 029-70043/Mobile 087-7752948

Email:  millstreet @dioceseofkerry.ie    www.dioceseofkerry.ie

PARISH OFFICE OPENING HOURS:

MONDAY-TUESDAY- WEDNESDAY-FRIDAY

10.00a.m.-1.00p.m. & 2.00p.m.-5.00p.m.

Your prayers are requested for the repose of the souls of the following: 

Mass Intentions this Weekend:

Saturday 3rd October:

Millstreet Vigil 6.30 p.m. Catherine & Seán Buckley, The Hall, Kilcorney

Sunday 4th October:

Ballydaly   9.00 a.m. Dan Mulcahy, Aunagloor

Cullen      10.15 a.m.             Pauline O’Sullivan, Lisnaboy

Millstreet 11.30 a.m.   Patrick (Pa) Buckley, Aunagloor;

Tim Dennehy, Knockraha & Murphy’s Terrace     

Anniversaries:      Theresa Casey, Clara Road; Nora Dennehy, Gneeves; Martin Moran, Ballyvouskil; Patrick Murphy, Dooneen; Patrick O’Sullivan, Killarney; Margaret Tarrant, Gortavehy; Cathriona Foley, Cork & Lisnaboy; Frank & Cathy O’Riordan and their daughter Margaret Kelleher; Mary Dineen, Laharn; Dan & Eily Keane, Ballymacelligott; Noel Murray, Donoughmore; Jerry O’Donoghue, Fethard.     [read more …] “Millstreet Parish Newsletter 4th October 2020”

Machine Operator Required at Duggan Steel

Duggan Steel are currently seeking to recruit a Machine Operator to join our company

During production, you must monitor the machinery and conduct regular quality checks to ensure they are running properly and that the products are being produced according to specifications.

Accuracy is crucial to the production, so all candidates must have attention to detail and be extremely focused on their work.

Training will be provided.

Interested candidate may e-mail their CV to the address below.

 

The Square, Millstreet, Co.  Cork. P51 XT59

Tel:  00353 29 70072   Fax: 00353 29 70773

Email: duggansteel @duggansteel.ie  Web: www.duggansteel.ie

Workshop Production Manager Required at Duggan Steel

We have an exciting opportunity for a candidate to join our production workshop team.  

Responsibilities include:  · 

· Measure, monitor, and manage all workshop activities to ensure programme timelines are being met.

· Procurement of base materials, ordering of same, ensuring all QA documents/checklists are complete and checked.

· Plan and schedule all workshop activities in conjunction with the Workshop Foreman / Drawing Office Manager to optimise the use of plant, equipment, facilities and personnel.

· Ensure all H+S practices are upheld, provide TBT’s.

· Ensure a high level of the PPE Wearing policy, and have plans in place to deal with noncompliance.

· Manage the day to day operations of the Company’s construction/transport fleet operations

· Ensure that the quality of all fabrication work carried out conforms to the client’s specifications and to the Company’s quality system.

· Develop and implement cost-effective alternatives and improvements to manufacturing procedures and processes.

· Office Hours – 8.30 to 5.30 Monday to Friday

Job Type: Full-time, Permanent

Salary: €55,000.00-€75,000.00 per year (dependant on experience)

Interested candidate may e-mail their CV to the address below:

 

The Square, Millstreet, Co.  Cork. P51 XT59

Tel:  00353 29 70072   Fax: 00353 29 70773

Email: duggansteel @duggansteel.ie  Web: www.duggansteel.ie