For those who may not be able to access the Church Television live broadcast of the 11.30 am Mass on Sunday, 15th March 2020 in Millstreet we shall be transmitting an audio recording of that Mass at 1pm on Cork Music Station which one may access on Laptop, iPad or Phone by tapping on the following link: Cork Music Station . That recording is heard worldwide on our Internet Radio Channel. If this initial broadcast is successful we may (with permission) audio broadcast the Mass live in future transmissions. (S.R.)
We thank Presenter, John Greene for advance information regarding this Sunday (15th March 2020) evening’s programme on C103 . (S.R.)
He fell from an escalator and broke a number of ribs. He was diagnosed with pneumonia and suffered a slight stroke, all in the space of three weeks.
He recently celebrated his 97th birthday and none of the aforementioned setbacks seem to have bothered him greatly. He is as sharp and as witty as ever.
John O’Leary is originally from Carrigroe near Clonakilty, but now living in Cobh. You have met him on several occasions on Where the road takes me, mainly talking about his time in the Garda Siochana between 1942 and 1955, a time not without many incidents.
This week he reflects on his time in England. We hear about Margaret Thatcher, the Yorkshire miners, the IRA hunger strikers and Fatima. They’re all connected, in a way.
We hear how the actions of Gerry Fitt surprised him and his mood darkens as he remembers a tragic end to three Garda colleagues. [read more …] ““Where the Road Takes Me” at 7pm This Sunday on C103″
Sharon Lane shared the following:
From now, until Friday 20th March 2020, the regular Mass Schedule is set aside. No Public Mass will be said.
Rathmore Parish Streamed Mass Schedule:
Saturday 14th 7.00p.m
Sunday 15th 11.00am
Monday 16th 7.00p.m
St Patrick’s Day 11.00a.m
Wednesday 18th 7.00p.m
Thursday 19th 10.00am
Friday 20th 7.00p.m
How do I access this Mass ?
Computer, iPad or Phone.
Google Search: MCN MEDIA Rathmore Parish
Click the following link: St Josephs Church, Rathmore Live Webcam … MCN Media
We also thank Phil, Kit and David for the above information. (S.R.)
One may also receive Mass transmission on EWTN, Radio Maria Ireland and on RTÉ 1 Television.
For those fortunate enough to be able to receive an acceptable reception of Millstreet Church Television one may tune into the live transmission of Mass when it’s being celebrated. For those who wish to know how to tune in: The signal is broadcast on UHF Channel 53 which is an analogue channel. Most modern televisions broadcast a digital signal but many still have an analogue facility which can be tuned in to UHF Channel 53 only when the signal is operating during a Service in the Church. The signal also depends on the aerial facing in the direction of the Church. This can then be saved. If one wished to acquire this service on their television the wisest approach is to contact a Professional Television Technician who can determine if your television can in fact received the signal. Location and distance from the Church is also a determining factor. The next feature will describe how you may receive Mass transmissions through the Internet. (S.R.)
Due to Coronavirus COVID-19 and the precautions which need to be taken Millstreet GAA Community Hall is closed for all activities until further notice. We thank Sharon Lane for this notice. (S.R.)
Joe O’Leary (pictured 4th from left in back row) – one of the Organisers of the Centenary Commemoration Event for An tAthair Peadar Ó Laoghaire – has been in touch with us indicating that due to Coronavirus COVID-19 the important event has been deferred until a future time. (S.R.)
We have heard from Rosario Buckley who is Alan Finn’s Official Publicist. Rosario officially confirmed the fact that the Shandrum Céilí Band‘s appearance on the “Late Late Show” is deferred to a later date due to Coronavirus COVID-19.
An important update regarding the original post below:
Due to the Taoiseach’s Announcement today there will be no live acts on this Friday’s “Late Late Show”. The Shandrum Céilí Band’s appearance has been deferred to a later date.
Thus the following original feature regarding the “Late Late Show” appearance of the Band does not apply now: The Shandrum Céilí Band are due to feature on this Friday night’s “Late Late Show”(13th March 2020) on RTÉ 1. They were due to be part of the Show originally scheduled to have been broadcast from Limerick but have been invited to Dublin now that the Show from Limerick has been cancelled due to Covid-19 Coronavirus. Also the Fundraising Concert that they were due to play at in Kiskeam this Sunday night (15th March) at 7pm for the Kiskeam Playground Development has been cancelled and will be re-scheduled for a later date. In light of the recent public health threat, it is with great regret that we have decided to postpone our Fundraising Concert. All tickets sold will be honoured for the rescheduled date. Any queries contact ticket sellers. We thank Anne Goggin for this important notice. (S.R.)
The death has occurred of Neily O’Leary, Toorbona, Rathmore, Co. Kerry.
Neily O’Leary, Toorbona, Rathmore and Holland passed away, peacefully, on March 11th 2020, after a short illness in CUH. Predeceased by his father Ger, mother Han and brother Connie. Deeply regretted by his loving family, PatJoe, Donie, Jackie, Derry, Kathleen, Joanie, Martin, Breda and Teresa.
May He Rest in Peace
Reposing in Tarrant’s Funeral Home, Millstreet, on Friday evening from 6pm to 8pm, followed by removal to St Patrick’s Church, Millstreet. Requiem Mass on Saturday at 10am, followed by cremation at The Island Crematorium, Ringsskiddy. No flowers, please.
Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam dílis. [rip] [read more …] “Death Notice: Neily O’Leary, Toorbona, Rathmore”
Paddy O’Brien (pictured at back centre) gave a superb presentation as Gaeilge (in the Irish language) to the 5th Class Pupils of Presentation N.S., Millstreet at the recent Seachtain na Gaeilge (Irish Language Week) in Millstreet Library. We thank Teacher Mairéad and Librarian Nora for the images. Tap on the pictures to enlarge. (S.R.)
Due to Coronavirus (COVID-19) Millstreet Gramophone Circle Presentations are cancelled until a future date. (S.R.)
Due to Covid-19 Coronavirus the Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parades are cancelled in Rathmore, Millstreet and Carriganima where in The Pub this Sunday night from 8 to 10 the ever-popular singer from Co. Wexford – Michelle Murphy will be performing a range of superb songs. Michelle had been appointed the Grand Marshal of the Carriganima 2020 Parade. (S.R.)
While we resume our usual “Radio Treasures” next Tuesday, 17th March 2020 at 9:30 pm – tonight (10th March) from 9.30 to 11.00 we invite you to 90 minutes of a superb selection of songs and music to which one can relax. Log in on Cork Music Station on your phone, laptop or on internet radio. Happy Listening! (S.R.)
Fondest greetings everybody and I hope you are all well. It isn’t easy to open any conversation now without mentioning the Corona Virus so how can I be any different. The power of the media today is making the whole world feel as small and as intimate as any parish or even a town land of old. In olden times, the spread of bad news should wait till after the morning trip to the creamery or on arriving at work, passing it on to people who would waste no time in bringing it out to the fields and scrioctering houses of rural areas. And the Cork Examiner was a must, bought at the local shop and taken home, from the creamery to where the whole family gathered around the boss of the house and listened with the utmost attention as he revealed the latest scoop. Reading done the paper put down and then a detailed discussion took place weighing the pros and cons of the matter before returning to the work of the day. If the subject was tragic or scary and worrying, there was time to tease it all out and find another angle and find strength and support in one another. On the other hand if it was something lighthearted and funny the whole clan enjoyed the moment and had a wholesome laugh together.
Today if there is some incident be it good or bad in many cases the first place you’ll hear it from is Australia. There is always someone faster than you on the button and before you have time to press yours the message will hit your screen from down under with maybe more on the story than you had. There is no doubt, it’s great but there is always a BUT, the family unit, as we knew it is gone and with it is the wonderful family support. Lots of people live on their own now. Every door is locked. Bad news and upsetting messages are not easy to take when there is no one to share it with, no one to lean on, or thrash it out with. The Corona virus is a case in point. Once the first account of it hit the media, it went viral. Having digested to initial shock, the fear of scarcities set in, sending the multitudes off to stock-pile. Emptying shelves of whatever it was that they thought, they couldn’t live without, leaving others frustrated. People are creatures of habit and as such they’re frightened they’ll run out of something. It happens at Christmas, at Easter or any time we have a Bank Holiday weekend. I’ve seen it happen over and over and every time I see these wagons of food stuff leaving the Supermarket, I can’t help telling myself that they’ll never eat all that in two or three days. The thought of wasting food scares me. [read more …] “Eily’s Report – 10th March”
The next transmission of “Radio Treasures” on Cork Music Station will be on Tuesday, 17th March 2020 from 9:30 to 11:00 pm. There will not be a broadcast of the programme on Tuesday, 10th March. (S.R.)
A Cheque Presentation in The Pub Carriganima to Margaret Garvey from Parkinson’s Support Group from a successful fundraising night held in The Pub in November 2019. Entertainment by Tim Joe and Ann, story telling by Connie O’Riordan. Thanks for all the support. (We thank Seán Murphy and Sheila Lane for the feature and for the images below….S.R.)
The death has occurred of Mary (Moll) O’Keeffe (née Donnelly)
Millstreet, Cork / Gneeveguilla, Kerry. Late of Quarry Cross, Gneeveguilla, Rathmore and Millstreet. On March 5th 2020 at the age of 103 years, in the exceptional and loving care of Nuala and the staff of Teach Altra Nursing Home, Newmarket. Predeceased by her husband Batt her daughter Noreen, grandsons Noel and Bart, her brothers Dan, Jackie, Billy and Con, her sisters Maggie, Nora and Eileen. Sadly missed by her son Willie her daughters Mary Ellen, Eileen, Breda, Margaret, Theresa and Josephine, her brother Jerry, sons-in-law, nieces, nephews, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, grandnieces, grandnephews, Nuala, staff and residents in Teach Altra, relatives, neighbours and friends. May she rest in Peace.
Lying in repose in St. Patrick’s Church, Millstreet, on Thursday evening, Rosary at 7.30pm. Reposing on Friday evening from 5pm to 6.30pm. Requiem Mass on Saturday at 12 noon, burial afterwards in St. Mary’s Cemetery. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a hanam dílis. [rip] 
On the second of March, we lost one of the most impactful people you ever met. Once a maid, working her way to the title of “Doctor,” Sheila Becker was a strong, driven, empowering woman. Most of all, she was a character.
Dr. Julia “Sheila” Becker, née O’Sullivan passed away on March 2, 2020, age 92 years and 8 months.
Born in Claraghatlea, Millstreet, County Cork, Ireland on June 28, 1927, Sheila was raised in a large Irish family with 16 siblings. Having no running water or electricity, Sheila often said she grew up on fresh air.
Sheila became a nanny and midwife in London, helping deliver hundreds of babies. Her ticket to America in 1955 came at the age of 28, due to the nursing shortage. Sheila was a Registered Nurse and her trip to America was the opportunity of a life time.
As for many immigrants, her arrival to America brought the opportunity for a better life. Sheila continued her education, receiving her Masters in Social Work and culminating in her PhD in Clinical Psychology from the Center for Humanistic Studies, at the age of 67. Over the years, Sheila counselled many individuals and families, helping them work through life’s conflicts and emotional distress. Her strength of character and strong religious beliefs made her a role model for many. [read more …] “Julia Sheila Becker (1927-2020)”
Dia is Mhuire díobh go léir a chairde, and welcome to my report.
We have come through some of the most varied and powerful weather in recent times. And even though we didn’t suffer any major damage around here it did give everything and every one had a sense of uncertainty. Planned events having to be cancelled or going ahead and being badly attended. And our March Fair was no different on Sunday. Nobody fixes it but it’s a traditional thing that it goes ahead on the Sunday nearest to the first of the month and this year it struck it head on. The weather was exceptionally bad for the last few days of February which cast a doubt over the annual Fair. Every other year the vendors would come into town the previous evening and mark their territory by putting the iron frames for their tents lying by the curb and guard them jealously till time to get everything ship shape and open for business next morning. None of that happened this year.
Horses are not allowed on the streets of the town anymore. They are confined to what used to be our Fair Field, but now a modern car park. So our Garda did what they always do on March Fair Day. They put up lots of traffic signs and barricades, letting all and sundry know where to go and where not to go. Anyway the first day of March dawned and with it came bright sunshine and blue skies, heavenly calm, which continued all day long. There were only a few horses, few standings and very few people on the finest March Day Fair that we had seen for years. Oh dear.
International Women’s Day is on our doorstep. The experts say that women hold up half of the sky and I suppose having said that we’ll have to say that the men hold up the other half. That’s a nice rounded statement. Very fair and very balanced. Half for them and half for us. I just wonder when did it happen? At what stage did women begin to take another look at themselves and say “I’m better than this”. God knows that and many others like me, have seen some mega changes in our time. Some you forget, others stand out. But the one that sticks with me is that women were always seen as the underdog and not just grown women. Girls of the family had to polish their brothers boots, iron their shirts, etc. Saturday night would find them doing these menial tasks while the lads played ball or some other boyhood games. There was a definite line between men’s work and women’s work. A man wouldn’t be seen hanging out the washing, cooking ,baking, making the beds, brushing the floor. Even in name she was Mrs Paddy Smith, not Mrs Mary Smith. A man was free to treat his wife in any way he liked, he was The Boss and there was no law in the land nor the Church to protect her. Women rarely,very rarely had their names included in any property and if her husband happened to die, she could be put out in the road along her children. In the early part of the Century, women couldn’t vote, they had no say in the running of church or state. This paints a very sad and morbid picture of the life of women back then. The truth of the matter is that they were very happy and content and they shared their lives and difficulties with the other women around them. But that in itself was not a good thing. Thinking as they did like their mothers before them and coping with the same old problems, being prepared to go that same old road again stopped them from taking another look at themselves and asking, ‘Is there another way’? And as soon as they became aware of their own strengths and dreams and self worth, there was no stopping them. They came out of the shadows, built themselves up and proved to the World that they had the power. In the early days of the 1900’s they made history by forming one of the first Women’s wartime bodies which they called Cumann na mBan and helped the men to gain freedom for our country. They did it for us all and that’s why we can hold up Half of the Sky Today.
We thank Presenter, John Greene for advance information regarding his programme this Sunday (1st March 2020) at 7pm on C103. (S.R.)
“He could pluck any type of song from anywhere and make it his own”. A comment referring to Terry McCarthy, former lead singer with the Dixies Showband, who died suddenly in July of last year.
He was equally comfortable singing pop, ballads or Opera.
In the first of a two part programme on ‘Where the road takes me’ this Sunday evening, members of his family, friends and fellow musicians and singers join John Greene in a tribute to the former Dixies frontman, who took over from Brendan o’Brien in 1985.
We hear some of his recordings which emphasise the range of his voice and the vast repertoire he possessed.
Former Dixies manager Ronnie McGinn and drummer Joe Mac remember great days with the Dixies in Abu Dhabi.
His wife Marie recalls meeting him for the first time as a sixteen year old and his brother Tadgh talks about Terry’s other talent as one of the old style stonecutters.
And from the archives an interview recorded with him five years ago. [read more …] “Dixies Showband Recalled on “Where the Road Takes Me””
O’LEARY (née Murphy) (Macroom): On February 27, 2020, peacefully, at Four Ferns Nursing Home, Foxrock, Dublin, HANNAH, Sleaveen West and late of the Rectory and Supervalu, Macroom, beloved wife of the late Pa, loving mother of Catherine, Gerard, Anne and Pat, sister of Dan Joe Murphy, Knocknakilla, Millstreet and the late Kitty O’Neill, Teresa Murphy and Annie Kelleher. Deeply regretted by her loving family, grandchildren, daughter-in-law Eithne, son-in-law Timmy, nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.
Reposing on Sunday in St. Colman’s Church, Macroom (Eircode P12VP20) from 5.30pm with prayers at 7pm Requiem Mass on Monday at 2.30pm. Funeral afterwards to St. Colman’s Cemetery, Macroom. Family flowers only. House private. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a h-anam dílis.
We thank Brendan O’Keeffe for the following important update. (S.R.)
Carriganima Community Development has been making steady progress in organising the centenary celebrations for An tAthair Peadar Ó Laoghaire. An tAthair Peadar, who was born in the townland of Liscarriguane, spent his formative years here. He was a renowned Gaelic scholar and a champion of the spoken Irish of the people. He wrote several works, and his novel Séadhna was the first novel in modern Irish. He died in March 1920, and it is only fitting that we, his own people, mark this important centenary.
The commemoration will commence on Friday, March 20 with an opening ceremony and a gathering of musicians in ‘The Pub’ – beginning at 8.30pm. Representatives of Carriganima Community Development will speak. Tim Joe O’Riordan will be the anchor musician, but all others are very welcome to join in.
On Saturday, March 21, there will be a guided bus tour to sites associated with An tAthair Peadar and his ancestors, including Carrignacurra Castle, Carraig na Madraí and Liscarrigane (the family homestead). The bus will leave the village at 12 noon, and return at approximately 4pm. Soup and sandwiches will be available for purchase in The Pub afterwards. All those on the tour must stay together, and comply with the Country Code. Carriganima Community Development is very grateful to the affected landowners for their permission to allow people to access sites as part of this tour. Prior booking is essential via Eventbrite. To book your place, please click here (You may need to hold down the ‘Ctrl’ key at the same time), or Google Tour An tAthair Peadar. This guided tour is compliments of Carriganima Community Development.
At 6pm, Rt. Rev. Msgr. James O’Donnell will lead a concelebrated bilingual Mass, before which he will bless a commemorative plaque, which is due to be installed in the Church. Local singers and musicians have been rehearsing for the Mass, and we welcome others to join in. After Mass, there will be a social gathering in The Pub, and refreshments will be served. Murt Kelliher will lead musicians, and again, others are welcome to join in.
The community has, under the stewardship of James O’Leary, compiled a book ‘Ár Scéal Féin’ – brimming with genealogy, stories, tales, heritage, history and folklore from the wider locality over the past one hundred years. This will be formally launched after Mass. Copies will be on sale, on the night, and patrons will have to be quick to get their copy of this momentous publication.
For further information, or if you would like to assist in any way, please email: carriganima2020 @gmail.com
All are welcome / Fáilte roimh chách.
The Pupils and Staff of Scoil Mhuire, Millstreet BNS presented a magnificent Bouquet of Flowers to Librarian Supreme, Grace Tangney in the Library on Friday, 28th Feb. 2020. As we reflect on the wonderful dedication which Grace has so clearly demonstrated over the past three and a half years we extend our heartfelt thanks and very best wishes to Grace in her upcoming inspiring role at Mallow Library. Today at 11:30 a.m. (Sat. 29th Feb.) Grace presents a wonderful story telling event on her final day as our superb Librarian in Millstreet Library. Tap on the images to enlarge. (S.R.) [read more …] “Presentation to Librarian Supreme Grace by Millstreet BNS Pupils”
The death has occurred of Sr. Margaret (Sr. Callistus) Corkery, Presentation Convent, Killarney, Kerry, and formerly of Coomlogane, Millstreet, Co. Cork. Unexpectedly on February 26th, 2020.
Sadly missed by her loving family, sisters Eileen (Ryan) and Tessie (Buckley), brother Tom, sisters-in-law Joan and Nellie, nephews, nieces, grandnephews, grandnieces, relatives, her Presentation Sisters and her many dear friends. Predeceased by her sister Hannah (Shelley) and brothers Jerry and Michael. “May She Rest In Peace”.
Reposing at the Presentation Convent Chapel, Killarney on Friday February 28th from 4.00pm to 6.30pm, followed by removal to St. Mary’s Cathedral.
Requiem Mass on Saturday morning at 10.30am. Burial afterwards in Aghadoe Cemetery, Killarney. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a-h-anam. [rip] 1
Superb Author Ann Linehan introduced her beautifully illustrated book entitled “Sam & Sue Learn About Cybersafety“ to Siobhán O’Leary’s enthusiastic Class from Presentation N.S. on Wednesday, 26th Feb. 2020 in Millstreet Library at the invitation of Librarian Grace Tangney. And there was even a special Draw with many winners. Ann is scheduled to publish a number of other excellent Safety Books in the series in time to come. Here we share a selection of images from Wednesday’s inspiring occasion. Tap on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)
Just tap the highlighted Presentation N.S. Link to access updates on News from Presentation N.S., Millstreet which presently includes video footage of the superb singing and music in preparation for Feis Maitiú Corcaigh. (S.R.)
The death has occurred of Margaret (Tessie) McAuliffe (née Lee)
Murphys Tce., Millstreet. On February 25th 2020, peacefully in the loving care of the wonderful staff at Carechoice Nursing Home, Macroom. Beloved wife of the late Florrie Mc Auliffe, loving mother of Mary (Buckley), Dromcollogher and Ann (Cullinane), Millstreet, sisters Sheila and Pauline, sisters-in-law Liz and Celia, sons-in-law, Mossie and Tony, grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, her extended family, relatives, neighbours and friends. “May she rest in Peace”.
Lying in repose at Tarrant’s Funeral Home, Millstreet on Wednesday evening, Rosary at 8pm. Reposing on Thursday from 6pm to 8pm followed by removal to St Patrick’s Church, Millstreet. Requiem Mass on Friday at 12 noon; burial afterwards in St Mary’s Cemetery. [rip] 1