Breeda (Brigid) Kelleher (née Vaughan), Station Road, Millstreet

The death has occurred of Breeda (Brigid) Kelleher (née Vaughan), H.Dip. Midwifery/Theatre Nurse,  Coomlogane, Station Road, Millstreet, Co. Cork.

Passed away, peacefully at Cork University Hospital, late on the night of Tuesday 11th May 2021 following a short illness, surrounded by her loving family and with the support of the caring hospital staff. Predeceased by her brother Denis and sister Catherine and by her loving husband Denis Joseph (Den Joe). Deeply regretted and sadly missed by her loving family, sons Timothy and Joseph, daughter Anna, daughters-in-law Sophie and Elaine, her adored grandchildren Maeve and Jonathan, her sister Mary, sister-in-law Elaine, brother-in-law Tom, nieces, nephews, relatives, neighbours, friends and community.

May She Rest in Peace

A private requiem Mass will be held on Saturday 15th May at 11am in St. Patrick’s Church, Millstreet, followed by burial afterwards in Old Drishane Graveyard, Millstreet Town, County Cork. Due to current HSE and and government restrictions, Breeda’s funeral will take place in accordance with those limitations. Breeda’s funeral cortege will leave St. Patrick’s Church, Millstreet on Saturday after 11am requiem mass ends travelling through Millstreet Town onwards to Old Drishane Graveyard, Millstreet Town. Messages of sympathy may be left on the condolence link HERE.

John Murphy, Rathduane House, Rathmore / Millstreet

The death has occurred of John Murphy, Rathduane House, Rathmore, Co. Kerry / Millstreet, Co. Cork.

On 9th May, 2021, suddenly, at his residence. Beloved son of the late Paddy and Julia Mary, loving brother of Timmy, Margaret (O’Riordan) and the late Freda, uncle of Kenneth, Mark, Elaine and Loraine, brother-in-law of Gunter and Martin, Sadly missed by his family, relatives, neighbours and friends.

In accordance with current guidelines, a private family funeral will take place. Requiem Mass at 12 noon on Thursday at St Patrick’s Church, Millstreet, followed by burial in St Mary’s Cemetery, Millstreet. Mass will be live streamed on www.churchservices.tv/millstreet. To leave a message of sympathy for John’s family, please use this condolence link.

Millstreet “Darkness into Light” Walk Likely to Become Annual Event

Judging by the superbly uplifting response to the recent “Darkness into Light” 5K Walk which took place in Millstreet on Saturday, 8th May 2021 at 4.15 a.m. and was organised locally by the Munster Fire and Safety Team based in Main Street, Millstreet – it is felt that the Millstreet Walk for Pieta House will most likely become an annual event in conjunction with the many similar events which take place annually on a nationwide and international basis.   The 2021 Millstreet Walk began in Killarney Road and proceeded through the town to the Drishane Castle entrance gate and then returning to Main Street where Munster Fire and Safety provided much appreciated refreshments.  COVID-19 Safety precautions were observed.  Participants contributed generously to the praiseworthy fund. Here we share some 64 images from the inspiring event.   Tap on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.)

While the “Darkness into Light” Walk  in Millstreet continued a further group climbed to the summit of Clara Mountain at the same time. Here we view Dawn Rising on Clara thanks to the recording of Joe Fitzgerald.


[read more …] “Millstreet “Darkness into Light” Walk Likely to Become Annual Event”

Eily’s Report – 11th May

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

It may be raining and windy outside, but the sun is shining in our hearts. To get the word Go after four months of semi-lockdown is surely a reason for us to be glad. We went to Mass in our beloved Church first thing on Monday morning, what better way to kick –start our new found freedom. There was a fine attendance and the joy of meeting our friends again having the friendly word and long-overdue greeting.  There was no shaking of hands, and no hugs, everybody wore a mask, but  there was nothing to dampen our spirits. I read somewhere that May 17th is all hugs day, barely a week away.  My goodness there will be a stampede. I wonder when will  be allowed the lovely custom of the friendly handshake. It will all take time because having refrained from it for so long and the fear of God hammered into us about the danger of it take a while for us to un train ourselves again and feel both safe and entitled to resume our friendly gestures. Little children will find it very different to touch rather than use the elbow to relate their loving greetings. I imagine they will make a big thing of it and share many a belly laugh in the process.

[read more …] “Eily’s Report – 11th May”

Pascal Froissart, Reims & Tullig

Brigitte FROISSART, his wife, Marius, Claire, Augustin, his children, Kyan, his grandson, as well as all the family and friends, have the pain to share with you the sudden death of Mr Pascal FROISSART, retired professor from Notre-Dame college, which occurred on May 6, 2021 at the age of 68.

Pascal rests at the Neuvillette funeral home, Reims, France. The funeral will take place on May 14, 2021 in privacy [1]

[read more …] “Pascal Froissart, Reims & Tullig”

Poets’ Trees Kanturk Arts Festival Wants YOUR Poems

POETS’ TREES Kanturk Arts Festival wants YOUR poems NOW.  Kanturk Arts Festival is looking for your poems for its summer project Poets’ Trees. So whether you are, young, young at heart or anything in between, please get writing on any topic of your choice. The poems will be hung on the magnificent trees in O Brien Street Park for the month of June. Don’t want your name to appear – no bother, just mention that to us in your email. You can submit as many poems as you like. So c’mon, get cracking!!! Only two conditions: Poem must be NOT more than eighteen lines Get it to us NOT later than May 25th.

Submit at kanturkarts @gmail.com

We thank Mary Angland for this Culture Notice. (S.R.)

Cork Man Gets Top Dublin Young Fine Gael Job

Millstreet’s Gary O’Donovan has been elected as the Dublin Regional Organiser of Young Fine Gael, following YFG’s recent National Conference.

We thank Gary’s Family for sharing this wonderfully uplifting news. Sincere congratulations to Gary and every success for the future. Tap on the image to enlarge. (S.R.)

The former Millstreet Community School student is currently reading Law and History at Dublin City University. He has been previously involved in many campaigns for the party at various levels in both YFG and the senior party.

His move to national politics began at the Young Fine Gael National Conference which took place for the first time ever online and was attended by almost 500 young people across Ireland.

Gary has spent the last 18 months building up the DCU Young Fine Gael Branch, which was recipient of YFG Dublin Branch of the Year 2020 and has won awards from the University’s Clubs and Societies. The Branch has also seen its numbers significantly rise and he successfully oversaw the planning of a trip to Brussels to enhance YFG’s relations with its sister party in the Youth European People’s Party.

Gary (20) said he hopes to make an impact on the national youth political stage after being given such a mandate to serve and make a difference.  “As Dublin Regional Organiser, I am responsible for the day-to-day management of the organisation in the Region and I will have a massive opportunity to make YFG’s presence in the Capital ever stronger. I am bursting with ambition on making sure young people feel Young Fine Gael best represents their interests and that it is an organisation in which they are then able to call their political home”. [read more …] “Cork Man Gets Top Dublin Young Fine Gael Job”

Millstreet Museum Reopens Today – Monday 10th May 2021

Delighted to welcome back on Monday, 10th May 2021 our Assistant Museum Curator – Catherine Cronin – as we reopen Millstreet Museum at Carnegie Hall following the recent lockdown due to COVID-19.    The Opening Hours are as follows:

Monday:  9.30a.m. to 2.30p.m.

Tuesday:  9.30a.m. to 2.30p.m.

Wednesday:  9.30a.m. to 2.30p.m.

Thursday:  9.30a.m. to 2.00p.m.

“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 – 9th May 2021 at 7pm on C103.  (S.R.)

On this week’s edition of ‘Where The Road Takes Me’,  John Greene continues his conversation with former BBC & ITV presenter Denis Tuohy.

We return to a deserted ranch in California to hear more stories about his meeting with the Charles Manson Family. 

And, if you’re part of a  TV crew that’s suddenly regarded as being unwelcome,  there’s one big thing to remember if you’re asked to leave or forcibly ejected. 

And…… [read more …] ““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 – 9th May 2021 at 7pm on C103.  (S.R.)

On this week’s edition of ‘Where The Road Takes Me’,  John Greene continues his conversation with former BBC & ITV presenter Denis Tuohy.

We return to a deserted ranch in California to hear more stories about his meeting with the Charles Manson Family. 

And, if you’re part of a  TV crew that’s suddenly regarded as being unwelcome,  there’s one big thing to remember if you’re asked to leave or forcibly ejected. 

And…… [read more …] ““Where the Road Takes Me” at 7pm this Sunday on C103″

“Lunchtime Favourites” 9th May 2021 – 12.30 to 2.00pm

We invite you to submit your Requests for our weekly Music Request Show “Lunchtime Favourites” (Sunday, 9th May 2021) on Cork Music Station which is broadcast today from 12:30pm until 2.00pm….yes, a 30 minute extension!  This is our 19th Lunchtime programme of 2021 where our songs and music are full of variety.    All our usual features on today’s Show….But today we very especially focus on favourite songs from The Mikado, Ceol ón Sráid, Davy Ryan,  Shandrum Céilí Band and the Clare Céilí Band and a host of wonderful Local Singers including  Jim Lyons, Breeda Tarrant, Film Music and more.   And we feature some wonderful Classical Favourites.   Just email your requests anytime either to corkmusicstation @gmail.com OR to millstreetmuseum @gmail.com or text/WhatsApp to 086 825 0074.   Or check out the Seán Radley Facebook Page.    And we chat about these images below (sourced from Millstreet Museum Pictorial Archives) during our Show.  Tap on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.)

Sincere congratulations and the very best of luck to the O’Leary Family in their 2021 magnificent new business premises at Main Street, Millstreet.  Also associated with the organising of this year’s highly praiseworthy “Darkness into Light” Walk in aid of Pieta House.

The very same location in 1998 at Main Street when the famous Joe Lynch (of “Glenroe” fame) officially opened the new O’Leary Family Spar Supermarket.   We’ve learned that the exact date was Thursday, 14th May 1998 – the day on which Frank Sinatra died.  (S.R.)

Superb Summer Theme 2021  by Angela at West End with such splendidly colourful floral arrangements truly enhancing the appearance of Millstreet as visitors begin to visit the area.

John Tarrant’s very kind promotion of our CMS Shows including “Lunchtime Favourites”.

[read more …] ““Lunchtime Favourites” 9th May 2021 – 12.30 to 2.00pm”

Millstreet Parish Newsletter 9th May 2021

PARISH NEWSLETTER

BALLYDALY-CULLEN-MILLSTREET

Sixth Sunday of Easter

9th May  2021

Canon John Fitzgerald P.P.   

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

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

PARISH OFFICE IS CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC IN ACCORDANCE WITH COVID-19 RESTRICTIONS. PLEASE RING (029) 70043

Your prayers are requested for the repose of the souls of the following and for those whose anniversaries occur around this time:

RECENT DEATHS: Bill O’Connor, Newmarket & San Francisco    

ANNIVERSARIES:    Lena, Philip & Dan Cronin, Pound Hill; Mandy Fitzgerald, Murphy’s Terrace; Hannie Moynihan, Main Street; Peggy Twomey, The Bridge; Hannah M & Timothy Kelleher, The Bridge; Thomas O’Mahony, Kilmeedy; Mary O’Sullivan, Kilmeedy & Dromagh; Mary Breen, Killarney Road; Michael Ryan, Killarney Road; Nan & the deceased members of the O’Donoghue Family, Gortnacreeha; Connie O’Connor, Knocknagurrane; Timothy Kelleher, Lislehane; Mary Coughlan, Buttevant; John Sherlock, Skibbereen. 

THE FOLLOWING IS THE SCHEDULE OF MASSES FOR THE WEEK AHEAD WHICH WILL BE STREAMED ON CHURCH SERVICES – churchservices.tv/Millstreet

SATURDAY 8th May at 6.30p.m: Mass for the children of our Parish who are preparing for their First Holy Communion & Confirmation.

SUNDAY 9th May at 11.30a.m: Jim & Kathleen Cashman, Clara Road; Bob O’Sullivan, Gortavehy

THE ROSARY WILL BE RECITED BEFORE MORNING WEEKDAY MASSES AT 9.40a.m.

MONDAY 10th May at 10.00a.m: Michael Ryan, Killarney Road

TUESDAY 11th May at 10.00a.m: People of the Parish

WEDNESDAY 12th May at 10.00a.m: Tim & Kitty O’Riordan, Kanturk;  Jane & Ian O’Dowling, Cork.

THURSDAY 13th May at 10.00a.m. Deceased members of the Lucey Family,  Toorenbawn;  John Sherlock, Skibbereen

FRIDAY 14th May at 7.30p.m: Lena, Philip, Dan & the deceased members of the Cronin Family, Pound Hill. [read more …] “Millstreet Parish Newsletter 9th May 2021”

“Radio Treasures” This Tuesday on CMS from 9.30 to 11.30pm

“Radio Treasures” Weekly Show is on air tonight (Tues., 4th May 2021) on Cork Music Station from 9.30 to 11.30 (Irish Time).   Feel most welcome to contact the Show on corkmusicstation@ gmail.com or on Text/WhatsApp 086 825 0074 or check out the Seán Radley Facebook.  Happy Listening!  (S.R.) 

On tonight’s Show:  Lots of wonderful songs and music including Jim Lyons, Shandrum Céilí Band’s selection, The Clare Céilí Band,  some Classical Magic,  Breeda Tarrant’s wonderful singing recorded at The Bridge Bar …. and many, many more. At 10pm we include a special Interview from 2018 with Elizabeth Nunn and Maureen Phibbs regardin the famous Poet – Edward Walsh.  We listen at 9.45pm to a special musical  Tribute to the sister of Eva Meilenbrock from Germany the late Kathe, R.I.P..  And we chat about the following images sourced from Millstreet Museum Pictorial Archives.  Tap on the pictures to enlarge.

May Morning 2021 on Clara Mountain as viewed from Mount Leader, Clara Road, Millstreet.

May – the Month of Our Lady.

Nature welcomes Summer 2021!

[read more …] ““Radio Treasures” This Tuesday on CMS from 9.30 to 11.30pm”

Eily’s Report – 04th May

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

Well now that’s the May Bank Holiday Weekend over and done with. To get two fine days out of the three wasn’t  bad  and Monday, wet and wild forcing people to take things easy whether they  want to  or not. In spite of all the places which are still not opened, there was plenty to see and do  over the weekend. Mountain climbing and hill Walking were among the most popular and the clear fresh air gave views of far off places and the yen to travel on and see more. Roads have been improved in many out of the way beauty spots which gives the motorist full access to hidden gems which were only for the tourist on foot up until now. The new Macroom bypass motorway pops up  here and there and makes interesting viewing . To see it in the making leaves the mind boggling at the enormity of it all, thanks to the equally enormous machinery which makes small work of the changes that present day living demands  and it’s nice  for us to know  when we’ll be travelling over this new development in the years to come ,that we saw it  in  it’s infancy.

[read more …] “Eily’s Report – 04th May”

“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 – 2nd May 2021 at 7pm on C103.  (S.R.)

 Where The Road Takes Me

Having spent forty years as the frontline face of flagship TV on BBC and ITV, Denis Tuohy came to Castletownbere for a number of years and an opportunity to tackle his autobiography.

Armed with a plentiful supply of conversational subjects, he joins John Greene this Sunday evening on ‘Where the road takes me’, in the first of a two part programme.

Tuohy had overseen eight General Elections in the UK and in her memoirs, the late Margaret Thatcher referred to her interview with him in 1979, as the most hostile of that campaign.

There was also a day spent in the company of the infamous Charles Manson Family, after locating them in hiding in a remote area of California.  As the mood darkened considerably, Tuohy and his camera crew were lucky to leave alive. (One of his interviewees was later jailed for life for the attempted murder of  American President Gerald Ford))

He was also thrown off a Pirate Whaling ship in Portugal for asking the wrong questions.

And although his acting career didn’t reach the dizzy heights of his broadcasting career, Denis Tuohy still managed parts in Fair City and Killinaskully. [read more …] ““Where the Road Takes Me” at 7pm this Sunday on C103″

“Lunchtime Favourites” 2nd May 2021 – 12.30 to 2.00pm

We invite you to submit your Requests for our weekly Music Request Show “Lunchtime Favourites” (Sunday, 2nd May 2021) on Cork Music Station which is broadcast today from 12:30pm until 2.00pm….yes, a 30 minute extension!  This is our 18th Lunchtime programme of 2021 where our songs and music are full of variety.    All our usual features on today’s Show….But today we very especially focus on favourite songs from The Mikado, Ceol ón Sráid, Davy Ryan,  Shandrum Céilí Band and the Clare Céilí Band and a host of wonderful Local Singers including  Jim Lyons, Breeda Tarrant, Film Music and more.   And we feature some wonderful Classical Favourites.   Just email your requests anytime either to corkmusicstation @gmail.com OR to millstreetmuseum @gmail.com or text/WhatsApp to 086 825 0074.   Or check out the Seán Radley Facebook Page.    And we chat about these images below (sourced from Millstreet Museum Pictorial Archives) during our Show.  Tap on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.)

Extra Sanitisers installed at St. Patrick’s Church, Millstreet in advance of the return of Congregations to Churches.

Special this Sunday:  “Flowers of the Fairest” sung by Canon Sidney McEwan (1950s)….Two Wedding AnniversariesSaluting Two Heroes…Zoom Call to Netherlands recalled….Special Car Journey 65 years ago….Steve Roche sings “The Plains of Old Kildare”.

Recalling the famous Millstreet Stamp of 2014 photographed by Photographer supreme, Bill Power. Bill recently presented a magnificent Zoom programme entitled “Discovering the River Blackwater.”

Brian Dennehy and Diana Rigg (both of whom had links to Millstreet) were especially remembered in this year’s recent Hollywood Oscar Awards ceremony – having died within the past twelve months.

Evening sunset on Clara Road this past week.

An hour long Zoom Meeting this week between four wonderfully enthusiastic Students from The Netherlands and Millstreet on the the theme of Eurovision 1993 in Millstreet.

 

Correspondent/Photographer supreme – John Tarrant – promoting many praiseworthy projects in this week’s “Corkman”. [read more …] ““Lunchtime Favourites” 2nd May 2021 – 12.30 to 2.00pm”

Millstreet Parish Newsletter 2nd May 2021

PARISH NEWSLETTER

BALLYDALY-CULLEN-MILLSTREET

Fifth Sunday of Easter

2nd May  2021

Canon John Fitzgerald P.P.   

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

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

PARISH OFFICE IS CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC IN ACCORDANCE WITH COVID-19 RESTRICTIONS. PLEASE RING (029) 70043

Your prayers are requested for the repose of the souls of the following and for those whose anniversaries occur around this time: 

RECENT DEATHS: Baby Jack Daniel Collins-Kelleher, Drishane Road.    

ANNIVERSARIES:    Margaret & John McCarthy, Lackabawn; Marie Senior, Tanyard Wood; Margaret Barrett, The Square; Jerry Hickey, Pound Hill; Denis Hickey, Mill Lane; Bernie O’Byrne, West End & London; Judy Buckley, Mountleader; Connie Lane, Cahirdowney; Hannie Lane, Aubane; Mary & Michael Flaherty, Ballydaly; Dan, Mary, Michael & Tom O’Sullivan, Knocknageeha; Denis T & Peg Murphy, Cullen; John, Madge & Denny Murphy, Lisnaboy; Con Keane, Coolikerane; Tim O’Riordan, Kanturk. 

THE FOLLOWING IS THE SCHEDULE OF MASSES FOR THE WEEK AHEAD WHICH WILL BE STREAMED ON CHURCH SERVICES – churchservices.tv/Millstreet

SATURDAY 1st May at 6.30p.m: Joe McSweeney, Killarney Road

SUNDAY 2nd May at 11.30a.m: Jackie & Kathy Forde, Murphy’s Terrace;  Paddy, Katie & the deceased members of the Kelleher family, Church Street & Mullinahorna.

 TUESDAY 4th May at 10.00a.m: John, Madge, Denny & the deceased members of the Murphy Family, Lisnaboy

WEDNESDAY 5th May at 10.00a.m: People of the Parish

THURSDAY 6th May at 10.00a.m.:  Private Intention

FRIDAY 7th May at 7.30p.m: Hannie & Jackie Lane, Aubane

SATURDAY 8th May at 6.30p.m.: Mass for the children of our Parish who are preparing for their First Holy Communion & Confirmation.

SUNDAY 9th May at 11.30a.m: Jim & Kathleen Cashman, Clara Road; Bob O’Sullivan, Gortavehy  [read more …] “Millstreet Parish Newsletter 2nd May 2021”

Ballydaly Hall is Now a Broadband Connection Point

BALLYDALY COMMUNITY HALL

Eircode: P51 DP95

Broadband Connection Point

Free access to high speed broadband

outside the Hall

For any queries please email

ballydalycommunityhall @gmail.com

Please note you will need to sign in to use the broadband and for this you will need a mobile phone to receive a code by SMS.

We thank Ballydaly Hall Committee for this important Notice.

Millstreet Library to Operate Call and Collect from 4th May

Millstreet Library will be operating Call and Collect from next week, Tuesday, 4th May 2021.
Please ring the Library on 029 21920  to get a selection of books organised for you plus a date for you on which to call to the Library Door to collect them.   We are hoping to open our doors soon, but until then we can still organise some books for you in this manner.

Carnegie Hall where Millstreet Library is located

“Radio Treasures” This Tuesday on CMS from 9.30 to 11.30pm

“Radio Treasures” Weekly Show is on air tonight (Tues., 27th April 2021) on Cork Music Station from 9.30 to 11.30 (Irish Time).   Feel most welcome to contact the Show on corkmusicstation@ gmail.com or on Text/WhatsApp 086 825 0074 or check out the Seán Radley Facebook.  Happy Listening!  (S.R.) 

On tonight’s Show:  Lots of wonderful songs and music including Jim Lyons, Shandrum Céilí Band’s selection, The Clare Céilí Band,  some Classical Magic,  Breeda Tarrant’s wonderful singing recorded at The Bridge Bar …. and many, many more. At 10pm we include a special feature on the great Buddy Holly and we listen to a superb recording of the Hallelujah Chorus performed by the Duhallow Choir in Kanturk Church in 2018.  We listen at 9.45pm to “Slán Abhaile” in aid of World Parkinsons Awarness….and to Sarah Dennehy’s beautiful version of “Travelling Soldier”.   We wish Eily and others belated Happy Birthdays.   And we chat about the following images sourced from Millstreet Museum Pictorial Archives.  Tap on the pictures to enlarge.

Majestic Mushera Mountain in Spring 2021.

Recent Landscape Changes at St. John’s Well in Mushera.

Where in Millstreet did we recently capture this image of the very colourful bluebells?!

Shane and Tommy welcoming All to the recent reopening of Millstreet Pitch and Putt Course.

Pitch & Putt enthusiasts David and Eoin delighted that Courses are now reopen throughout Ireland.

Church Window Reflections at St. Patrick’s Church, Millstreet.

The Moon behind the tree – in Clara Road, Millstreet.

Signs of Summer on Main Street, Millstreet.

Candlelit Grotto on Clara Road, Millstreet.

Sunset online! Recently photographed in Clara Road, Millstreet.

[read more …] ““Radio Treasures” This Tuesday on CMS from 9.30 to 11.30pm”

Eily’s Report – 27th April

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

Our spell of glorious weather is still with us, what a wonderful thing to raise our spirits up as we head off into the merry month of May. It was always considered the to be the end of the cold and blustery weather and the start of long sunny days of Summer  to come. Mind you it didn’t always happen that way . In our young days we donned our little T-strap sandals, with the buckle  and colourful ankle socks, pastel cotton frocks and skipped off to school with school bags swinging. Off to meet our friends and admire their summer style as they admired ours. For a little while at least, going to school didn’t seem too bad and we would plan the picnics and walks that we would go on  later when the summer holidays came round. We’d even start saving for our picnic treats. A weekly amount would be fixed and one capable pal appointed to handle the cash. Usually it would be about a penny a week .I can still recall how it worked for a couple of us. Four of us got together and made our plan. One was from the town and she was deemed to be better at this kind of thing than the rest of us, so she was put in charge of the money and the shopping.  She also knew of a nice place, not far from town where we could indulge in our goodies. Someone brought a rug and we all sat round.  Our burser was able to afford lemonade, biscuits, a bun each and a bag of our favourite sweets, acid drops. After our feast we played hide and go seek, races, and others children’s games until it was time to head for home.  The memory of the fun and enjoyment of our first very own picnic is as fresh in my memory today as it was almost 80 years ago. Children could do that kind of thing that time. There was no danger from man or beast, also we were well aware of any peril around us. We wouldn’t go into a field of cattle especially if there was a bull on the loose and parents were happy in the knowledge that we would come home when we were good and ready.

[read more …] “Eily’s Report – 27th April”

“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 – 25th April 2021 at 7pm on C103.  (S.R.)

 Where The Road Takes Me

Next Wednesday April 28th is the centenary of the executions of four IRA Volunteers at what was then Victoria Barracks in Cork.

Patrick O’Sullivan and Maurice Moore who were arrested during the Clonmult ambush in East Cork, were executed with Patrick Ronayne and nineteen year old Thomas Mulcahy who were arrested at Mourneabbey five days earlier, during the War of Independence.

On ‘Where the road takes me’ this Sunday evening, John Greene  looks back at the Mourneabbey ambush and discovers that…… 

* The IRA had no escape plan.  (53 men –  made up from The Flying  Column and local volunteers)

* The unexpected arrival of the Manchester regiment confused the    Lancashires and allowed the Flying Column escape.

* The Black and Tans who were stationed nearby in Mallow were not  allowed to take part and why the British Railway Worker’s Union  were threatening all-out strike if they did.

* A spy was eventually identified and hunted, not only by the IRA, but  later also by ‘Free Staters’ during the Civil War.

The first of six casualties on the Local Volunteer side was Michael Looney who was shot twice on different occasions and died seven days later.  His nephew tells us exactly what happened. [read more …] ““Where the Road Takes Me” at 7pm this Sunday on C103″

Millstreet Pitch & Putt Course Reopens on Monday 26th April 2021

Millstreet Pitch & Putt course reopens on Monday 26th April  in accordance with Government Guidelines under the following conditions:

1. Current members only* may play.
2. Social distancing of two metres must be maintained at all times.
3. A maximum of four may play together limited to two households.
Club will monitor compliance.
Full details on display at Clubhouse.

*Rates of subscription
Family €20
Adult €15
Juvenile (under 16)  €10
Senior Citizen €10
Please pay subscriptions to the Club AIB Bank Account 
IBAN: IE77 AIBK 9361 5421 723266
BIC: AIBKIE2D

After paying please TEXT  086 879 0777 with your NAME and amount of SUBSCRIPTION paid. Otherwise Club will have no record of your membership.

We thank Pat Breen for this important Pitch & Putt Notice.  (S.R.)

“Lunchtime Favourites” 25th April 2021 – 12.30 to 2.00pm

We invite you to submit your Requests for our weekly Music Request Show “Lunchtime Favourites” (Sunday, 25th April 2021) on Cork Music Station which is broadcast today from 12:30pm until 2.00pm….yes, a 30 minute extension!  This is our 17th Lunchtime programme of 2021 where our songs and music are full of variety.    All our usual features on today’s Show….But today we very especially focus on favourite songs from The Mikado, Don Williams, Ceol ón Sráid, Davy Ryan,  Shandrum Céilí Band and the Clare Céilí Band and a host of wonderful Local Singers including  Jim Lyons, Breeda Tarrant, Film Music and more.   And we feature some wonderful Classical Favourites.   Just email your requests anytime either to corkmusicstation @gmail.com OR to millstreetmuseum @gmail.com or text/WhatsApp to 086 825 0074.   Or check out the Seán Radley Facebook Page.    And we chat about these images below (sourced from Millstreet Museum Pictorial Archives) during our Show.  Tap on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.)

Clonbanin Ambush Centenary Committee pictured recently at the very impressive Monument in place at Derrinagree in the Church Car Park.

Donal Kelleher presenting to Millstreet Library and Millstreet Museum a copy of the special publication commemorating the Clonbanin Ambush of 1921.

The recent Online AGM of Millstreet Pitch and Putt Club. The wonderful Course reopens on Monday, 26th April.

Nature is welcoming the beautiful Summer weather.

An evening stroll on Clara Road, Millstreet on Sat. 24th April 2021.

John Tarrant’s much appreciated regular promotion in the “Corkman” of our “Lunchtime Favourites” Show.

[read more …] ““Lunchtime Favourites” 25th April 2021 – 12.30 to 2.00pm”

Duhallow GAA Online Family Bingo

DUHALLOW  GAA  ONLINE  FAMILY  BINGO

Clickety click, Duhallow  GAA are teaming together with an Online Family Bingo on Saturday, May 9.  From a €2000 prizefund,  they are ten games, win/share €20 for a single line, win/share €40 for two lines and €100 for full house with a €400 Jackpot also to be won.

For each game, the numbers drawn will be displayed during the game to ensure transparency. When a player gets a check, they can unmute their microphone and let the bingo caller know.

The player displays their Bingo Card via the camera for all players to see, the check is also verified by the caller and a code on the players card is also checked.  

Single books cost €10, double books at €15 each from GAA clubs or Duhallow Board officers.

Locally Bingo Books can be obtained from  club contacts  in Millstreet: Con Healy (086-2638320), Cullen: Karen Hickey (085-8586073),  St. Johns: Don O’Riordan (087-7668669).  

Books are also available from John Tarrant (087-6792405), Denny Lane(087-2010830) and Dan Dennehy (087-8077348).

On the purchase of a Book, just provide a contact number and a link will be forwarded on the day of Bingo.

Best of luck!

We thank John Tarrant for this feature. Tap on the Poster to enlarge. (S.R.)

Millstreet Parish Newsletter 25th April 2021

PARISH NEWSLETTER

BALLYDALY-CULLEN-MILLSTREET

Fourth Sunday of Easter

Vocation Sunday

25th April  2021

Canon John Fitzgerald P.P.   

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

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

PARISH OFFICE IS CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC IN ACCORDANCE WITH COVID-19 RESTRICTIONS. PLEASE RING (029) 70043

Your prayers are requested for the repose of the souls of the following and for those whose anniversaries occur around this time: 

RECENT DEATHS: Eileen Duggan, Lisnaboy; Gretta O’Callaghan, Cork; Sheila O’Regan, Limerick.    

ANNIVERSARIES:  Catherine O’Shea, Killowen; John & Ann Kelleher, Drishane Road; Noel & Batt Keating, Murphy’s Terrace; Kit Desmond, Liscahane; Victor O’Hare, Cloghoulamore; Abina Lehane, Gneeves; Eileen Collins, Clara Road; Kathleen & Nelius Guerin, Ballydaly; Denis Cronin, Coolinarne; Michael O’Connor, Kippagh & Killarney; Mary Agnes Regan, Nohovaldaly. 

THE FOLLOWING IS THE SCHEDULE OF MASSES FOR THE WEEK AHEAD WHICH WILL BE STREAMED ON CHURCH SERVICES – churchservices.tv/Millstreet

SATURDAY 24th April at 6.30p.m: John & Abina Sheehan, Knockbrack.

SUNDAY 25th April at 11.30a.m: William O’Leary, Dromnahilla

MONDAY 26th April at 10.00a.m: Matthew Twomey, Minor Row

TUESDAY 27th April at 10.00a.m: Eileen Cotter, Old Coach Avenue & her parents Mary & Jimmy, Murphy’s Tce.

WEDNESDAY 28th April at 10.00a.m: People of the Parish

THURSDAY 29th April at 10.00a.m. The deceased members of the Desmond Family, Liscahane

FRIDAY 30th April at 7.30p.m: Patrick & Mary Dineen, Knocknapogue

SATURDAY 1st May at 6.30p.m.: Joe McSweeney, Killarney Road

SUNDAY 2nd May at 11.30a.m: Jackie & Kathy Forde, Murphy’s Terrace; Paddy, Katie & the deceased members of the Kelleher family, Church Street & Mullinahorna.  [read more …] “Millstreet Parish Newsletter 25th April 2021”

Joan Meaney (née O’Donoghue), Rathroe House, Derrinagree

The death has occurred of Joan Meaney (née O’Donoghue), Rathroe House, Derrinagree, Co. Cork.On 22nd April 2021, peacefully at home, surrounded by her loving family. Mourned by her devoted husband Tom and much loved children Noreen, Con, John, Tomás, Siobhán and Donal and her grandchildren Leonora, Seamus, Hannah, Órla, Thomas, Meadhbh and Ronán , her daughters-in-law Helen and Joanne and her son-in-law Niall. Beloved sister of the late John Joe. Deeply regretted by her sister-in-law Mary, nieces and nephews, grandnieces, and grandnephews, extended family, relatives, neighbours and friends.

Due to current government guidelines a private family Funeral Mass will be held on Saturday 24th April at 12 Noon in the Church of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Derrinagree. Requiem Mass will be live streamed on http://www.mycondolences.ie. Burial afterwards in St Mary’s Cemetery, Millstreet. We thank you all for your co-operation and understanding at this difficult time.

Leaba i measc na naomh agus suimhneas siorraí go raibh aice.

Donations, in lieu of flowers, to the Irish Cancer Society or Marymount Hospice. Messages of sympathy may be left on the condolence link  HERE.

Vaccinations Against COVID-19 Continue This Thurs. & Fri.

Tullig Medical Centre will be closed to Patients All Day on Thursday, 22nd April 2021 until Lunchtime on Friday, 23rd April, to facilitate the Vaccination of People.  For emergencies during this time please ring the Surgery.

“Radio Treasures” This Tuesday on CMS from 9.30 to 11.30pm

“Radio Treasures” Weekly Show is on air tonight (Tues., 20th April 2021) on Cork Music Station from 9.30 to 11.00 (Irish Time).   Feel most welcome to contact the Show on corkmusicstation@ gmail.com or on Text/WhatsApp 086 825 0074 or check out the Seán Radley Facebook.  Happy Listening!  (S.R.) 

On tonight’s Show:  Lots of wonderful songs and music including Jim Lyons, Shandrum Céilí Band’s selection, The Clare Céilí Band,  some Classical Magic,  Breeda Tarrant’s wonderful singing recorded at The Bridge Bar …. and many, many more. At 10pm we feature a special 2012 Interview with Henry Healy – 8th Cousin of the former American President – Barack Obama   We listen at 9.45pm to “Slán Abhaile” in aid of World Parkinsons Awarness.    And we chat about the following images sourced from Millstreet Museum Pictorial Archives.  Tap on the pictures to enlarge.

John Maher-Loughnan – First Manager of Millstreet’s National Bank at The Square (later Bank of Ireland) in the 1870s.

John Maher-Loughnan from Clonakilty – Great-grandson of Millstreet’s First Manager of the National Bank….on a recent visit to Millstreet.

At 10pm we listen to our interview with Henry Healy in Moneygall in 2012.  President Obama with Henry in Moneygall in 2011.   Henry is 8th Cousin of the former President.

Interviewing Henry Healy in Moneygall, Co. Offaly in 2012. Photo by William Fitzgerald who also video recorded our visit to Moneygall that Sunday, 8th July 2012.

Fr. James McSweeney visiting September Horse Fair in Sept. 2002.

September Horse Fair in Millstreet in 2002.

[read more …] ““Radio Treasures” This Tuesday on CMS from 9.30 to 11.30pm”