“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 – 6th Sept. 2020 at 7pm on C103.  (S.R.)

‘Traditional Irish Music – The Makers & Collectors’, continues on Where the road takes me this Sunday evening. 

In part two, John Greene meets with Rathduff fiddle player supreme Matt Crannitch, former De Danann box player Jackie Daly from Kanturk and the bands co-founder Frankie Gavin.

We also hear how champion tin-whistle player from Dublin Mary Bergin hid her involvement with traditional music in the early days, because of it’s percieved ‘un-coolness’.  [read more …] ““Where the Road Takes Me” at 7pm this Sunday on C103″

Millstreet Parish Newsletter – Sunday 6th Sept. 2020

 NEWSLETTER
BALLYDALY-CULLEN-MILLSTREET
Twenty-third Sunday in Ordinary Time – 6th Sept., 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 and for those whose anniversaries occur around this time:  

Mass Intentions this Weekend:

Saturday 5th September:

Millstreet Vigil 6.30 p.m. John Cronin, Lackabawn

Sunday 6th September:

Ballydaly   9.00 a.m. Johnny Cremin, Gortavehy & the deceased

members of the Cremin family, Ballydaly

Cullen      10.15 a.m.           The deceased members of the Twomey family,

Knockduff

Millstreet 11.30 a.m.   Nuala and Denis Jerome O’Riordan, Dromsicane

and their son Jerome

Anniversaries:      Mary Rea, Claraghatlea; Dan Mannix, Clara Road; Kevin John Coughlan-Twohig, Murphy’s Terrace; Eily May Healy, Church Street; Mary Cotter, Con Duggan and the deceased members of the Cotter Family, Liscahane; Han Radley, Minor Row; Ben Hartnett The Bridge; Dola O’Byrne, West End; Joan O’Shea, Coole; Neily Dennehy, Lackabawn; Michael Casey, Tooreenbawn;  Denis & Nora Tucker, Ballydaly; Michael Collins, Fedamore.

 

Mass Intentions for next weekend:

Saturday 12th September:                              

Millstreet   6.30 p.m.     Mary Ann, Dan & Peter Kelleher, Gneeves;

Tadhg, Timmy & Kathleen Moynihan, Ballydaly.

Sunday 13th September:           

Ballydaly    9.00 a.m. Joan & Denis Cronin, Coolinarne

Cullen       10.15a.m. Mass for First Holy Communion Class

Millstreet 11.30 a.m.   Kathleen Murphy, Drishane Road

  [read more …] “Millstreet Parish Newsletter – Sunday 6th Sept. 2020”

“Radio Treasures” Tonight Features True Gems – from 9.30 to 11.00 pm on CMS!

Tonight…on this Tuesday, 1st September 2020… on “Radio Treasures” broadcast on Cork Music Station 9:30 to 11:00pm we feature our regular items with a splendid blend of uplifting songs and music as well as a variety of interesting musings.  Tonight’s Show includes:

Recent rainbow at Millstreet Town Park.
  1.  Interview at 10pm with Gillian and Joyce Dennehy – grand daughters of the late great Artist and Craftsman supreme – Den Dennehy of Fitzelle’s Hollow on Drishane Road.  Den was the Chief Designer of the outdoor Millstreet Corpus Christi Altar (pictured below).   And we also talk with
    Maggie Mai Walking Group from Cork and Kerry about to climb Clara Mountain this Tuesday morning.

    Dan Duggan of West End and listen to his memories of Den.  And we look back at Corpus Christi Processions of past decades – especially in 1999.

  2. We hear an amazing film soundtrack of Ireland in 1934.
  3. We listen to the magnificent accordion music of Phil Cunningham thanks to Davy Ryan.
  4. We celebrate significant Anniversaries.
  5. We discuss the many memories evoked by the 19 images below.Feel most welcome to contact the Show on corkmusicstation @gmail.com …. On Facebook (Seán Radley) …Or WhatsApp or text 086 825 0074.   Happy Listening!  (S.R.)
    Gillian and Joyce Dennehy at Millstreet Museum this week.
    We also speak with Dan Duggan (on right) in our 10pm interview.
    Artists supreme Denis and Cormac making great progress on Main Street Mural.

    Fr. Billy Radley featured on the magnificent celebration of Mass from Ballyvourney last Sunday on RTÉ.

    Fitzell’s Hollow on Drishane Road, Millstreet where Den Dennehy lived while his father-in-law Tom Burns lived at Drishane Lodge.
    Corpus Christi Procession of the past at The Square.

[read more …] ““Radio Treasures” Tonight Features True Gems – from 9.30 to 11.00 pm on CMS!”

Eily’s Report – 1st September

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

And welcome to the month of September, but with it comes a sting of cold that we didn’t expect,which sent us reaching for our warm fleeces, boots and socks. But every cloud has a silver lining ,they say that a heatwave is on it’s way. So we live in hope.  During this cool spell, it isn’t easy to refrain from  checking the wardrobe and go through all the lovely clothes that we never wore this year. The catchy little two-piece that you bought at the right price for that wedding that was coming up in June, or the few changes for that four-day outing in July.  The strappy sandals that went with everything, still in the box. It all goes to prove that we only dress to impress other people. We went through the past four or five months, with only a few changes of clothes and the plainest ones we had, the reason being that nobody would be seeing them only ourselves.  Well now at least we’ll have to change a little anyway, if we are to get out the warmer things of many colours. Another legacy that we have inherited from Covid19 is that we can no longer lick our fingers, pick a seed from between our teeth or so, because the vile taste of the much used sanitizer prevents us from relishing such simple pleasures. Even the last bite of food into the mouth doesn’t go down without it’s trade mark. Let the assurance that we are doing our bit to keep safe, be our consolation.

September 18 is National Culture Day. It’s that day set aside every year when everybody, or community , or team etc. are invited to put their best foot forward in an effort to portray their own place to the best advantage. Not to be outdone our own Marie Twomey is up there among the best of them with her Community Singers. She never fails to encourage the not-so-young to take an important place in the life of her Community. So she has entered the popular CD which she made with the group some years ago. They asked for more,  so at midday last Saturday she gathered her flock and dressed in smart black/white outfits they performed a rousing version of Glory Glory  at Tubrid well in brilliant sunshine while being expertly filmed by the trusty Sean Radley.  So roll on Culture Day on September 18th, and wish them the best of luck.

[read more …] “Eily’s Report – 1st September”

Uplifting Spirit of Wonderfully Successful Fundraiser of 2019

As promised, we feature a further selection of images from the enormously successful fundraiser in memory of Abina Karen O’Keeffe for Marymount Hospice superbly organised by Hannah Crowley and a magnificent Team of Coworkers.  Tap on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.) [read more …] “Uplifting Spirit of Wonderfully Successful Fundraiser of 2019”

Recalling Wonderfully Successful Fashion Event at GAA Hall Exactly One Year Ago – 30th August 2019

We shall be adding lots more images tomorrow (31st Aug. 2020) recalling this hugely successful fundraising event at Millstreet GAA Community Hall on 30th August 2019.   The Fashion Event was among many other presentations on the night.   The inspiring event was in memory of the late wonderful Abina Karen O’Keeffe.   Great credit to her sister Hannah and her magnificent Team for organising such a superbly successful fundraiser in aid of Marymount Hospice and for very importantly bringing awareness to the Symptoms of Ovarian Cancer.  Tap on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.) [read more …] “Recalling Wonderfully Successful Fashion Event at GAA Hall Exactly One Year Ago – 30th August 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 – 30th  August 2020 at 7pm on C103.  (S.R.)

Traditional music in Ireland is very much part of our culture. 

Beginning this Sunday on Where the road takes me, and in a series entitled ‘Traditional Music – The Makers & Collectors’, John Greene meets some of the finest traditional musicians in the country. 

Members of the Dwyer family, Matt Cranitch, Jackie Daly, Mary Bergin and Frankie Gavin will join us. 

And we look into the life of Canon James Goodman, the Church of Ireland Clergyman and staunch Unionist, who compiled over 2,300 Traditional tunes.  [read more …] ““Where the Road Takes Me” at 7pm this Sunday on C103″

“Lunchtime Favourites” After Mass on CMS Sunday 30th August 2020 Until 1.30pm

We invite you to submit your Requests for our weekly Music Request Show “Lunchtime Favourites” (Sunday, 30th August 2020) on Cork Music Station which is broadcast directly after our transmission of the celebration of 11:30 am Mass from 12:10pm until 13:30pm.   Just email your requests anytime to corkmusicstation @gmail.com or text/WhatsApp to 086 825 0074.   Our focus this Sunday will include the wonderfully uplifting songs and tunes hugely popular in the era of Carnivals in Millstreet in the 1950s and 1960s.  Sure to evoke some great memories!   Further gems in song we also share.  We hear about the recent Recent Construction on Clara Road.   We share lots of requests including local requests for Family and Friends in Australia.     We review progress on the 1890 Mural.  We celebrate a Golden Wedding Anniversary at 12.30pm.   We hear about a splendid new Soundcloud Website by Paddy Murphy entitled “Millstreet Songs and Music”….. And we join Millstreet Community Singers at Tubrid Holy Well. This and much more!   Happy Listening!  Tap on the images to enlarge  (S.R.)

Exquisite Fuchsia in full bloom near Millstreet’s Museum at Carnegie Hall.
St. Patrick’s Church, Millstreet from where we broadcast Sunday Mass live at 11.30am.
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.)
Millstreet Community Singers at Tubrid Holy Well on 29th Aug. 2020. Tap on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)

[read more …] ““Lunchtime Favourites” After Mass on CMS Sunday 30th August 2020 Until 1.30pm”

Millstreet Parish Newsletter – Sunday 30th August 2020

 NEWSLETTER
BALLYDALY-CULLEN-MILLSTREET
Twenty-Second Sunday in Ordinary Time – 30th aUGUST, 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 and for those whose anniversaries occur around this time:  

RECENT DEATHS: Judy Cronin, Church Street. 

Mass Intentions this Week-end:

Saturday 29th August:

Millstreet Vigil 6.30 p.m. Gerard Healy, Wicklow & Murphy’s Terrace

Sunday 30th August:                   

Ballydaly   9.00 a.m. Jerh Noonan, Coolinarne;

Kathleen & Nelius Guerin, Ballydaly

Cullen      10.15 a.m.             Edward Byrne, Ahane, Sr. Patrick Tarrant,

Sheila & John O’Keeffe.

Millstreet 11.30 a.m.   Dominic Lawlor, Clara Road;

Joe, Finbarr & the deceased members of the

O’Sullivan Family, Claraghatlea.      

Anniversaries:      Nora Coleman, Murphy’s Terrace; Michael O’Keeffe, Pound Hill; Lil O’Sullivan, Minor Row; Seamus O’Connor, Tullig; Denny McCarthy, Kilmeedy; Nora Duggan, Carriganima; Timmy & Peggy Cronin, New York & Murphy’s Terrace; Jack Manning, Kilbrin; Mary Gorry, Dublin & Laharn. [read more …] “Millstreet Parish Newsletter – Sunday 30th August 2020”

Office Administrator Required at Duggan Steel

DUGGAN STEEL

Office Administrator Required

Candidate must be proficient in all aspects of Microsoft Office, and be fluent in English.

Duties will include:  Data Entry, Maintaining a company Health and Safety database (training will be provided)  Along with all duties of a receptionist i.e. typing, filing, telecoms and e-mail.

Interested candidate should apply with CV by post or e-mail.

The Square, Millstreet, Co.  Cork. P51 XT59

Tel:  00353 29 70072   Fax: 00353 29 70773

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

“Radio Treasures” Tonight from 9.30 to 11 Has a Religious Theme

Tonight…on this Tuesday, 25th August 2020… on “Radio Treasures” broadcast on Cork Music Station  9:30 to 11:00pm we feature our regular items with a splendid blend of uplifting songs and music as well as a variety of interesting musings.  Tonight our programme has a definite religious slant…Included in tonight’s programme:

  1.  Our 10pm Interview is with Tom Dennehy during which we feature a brief recording of the recent religious event at Our Lady Queen of Peace House of Prayer in Cloghoulabeg, Millstreet.  Tap on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.)

    Tom Dennehy at Our Lady Queen of Peace House of Prayer 12th Aug. 2020.
  2.  We remember the late Judy Cronin (whose portrait features below) and share some of the exquisite music and singing of the Funeral Mass on 24th Aug. 2020(at 9.45pm).
  3.  We recall Tade John O’Riordan‘s wonderful approach to life and his great popularity in roles such as the coordinator of a fruit and vegetable distribution service.   
  4.   We review progress of the Main Street Mural of the end of the 19th Century.
  5.    We chat about our featured images illustrated here:
    Fr. Jamie Twohig celebrating Mass at Cloghoulabeg.
    Pat Sheehan of Mallow providing the excellent music.
    Ambrose Donnelly with his Daughter from Gneeveguilla at the House of Prayer.

    Renowned singer from Co. Waterford, Paddy O’Brien (2nd from left) meeting CMS Friends following the Funeral of Judy Cronin.

[read more …] ““Radio Treasures” Tonight from 9.30 to 11 Has a Religious Theme”

Millstreet Museum Opening Times

This week Millstreet Museum is open on Thursday 9.30am to 2.00pm.   We offer our sincere sympathy to our Assistant Curator, Catherine Cronin on the sad departure of her dear Mum (Judy Cronin) to her Eternal Reward. R.I.P..   From next week our usual opening times will apply:

Monday to Wednesday:  9.30am to 2.30pm

Thursday: 9.30am to 2.00pm.

Also open by appointment:  Email seanradley8jan @gmail.com

Opening of Museum Extension in 1993.

Eily’s Report – 25th August

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

I ate some of my very own potatoes today. The little spud that I took from the bottom of the bag in March grew up between the flowers and shrubs on the bed and produced some lovely tubers for me to enjoy. I have some more scattered around the garden amongst the flowers that I will call on whenever I need some lovely flowery spuds for my dinner. It was a beautiful day, warm, calm  and so inviting to sit out with a friend and admire the flowers and the greenness of the lawn and the fields beyond to watch the birds swirling high and low and playing bird games with one another. I don’t feed the birds in summer but I like to give them any leftover breadcrumbs and it’s great to watch them gobble them up. The weather forecast is for another  storm this time called Francis and that made me all the more determined to make the best possible use of the present. There was no use in I dwelling on the peril to come  maybe I’ll sleep through it and my worry would have been a waste of something lovely. Having taken a tip from TV gardening expert Diarmuid Gavin I planted a couple of potatoes in a bed of compost in a bucket and if all he says is true I’ll have a new tubers for Christmas. Even if I don’t  the anticipation will keep me going over the weeks ahead. I finished the last of my peas today and took down the wire and stakes that kept tall and unbending against wind and rain while I relished their product  when passing their way. None of them reached the pot they are so sweet and wholesome when eaten  fresh off the mother  plant.  Most fruits  have done whatever  they were going to do  by now. The yields were good, but the weather not so kind, but still those who caught the ball on the hop and picked lots of blackberries, raspberries,  strawberries and gooseberries  I’m not a jam maker myself and there’s no nicer gift  than a jar of succulent new seasons jam. The strong winds over the past week put many a plant to the test, especially tall plants. I found it a wonderful season for roses. The blossoms just kept coming on after deadheading.  Sunflowers which can reach over six feet succumbed miserably to the force of the elements. But the smaller more compact little varieties lived to fight another day and are there in full colour to prove it. Buíochas le Dia.   It’s better to light a candle than curse the dark, so instead of moaning about the floods swilling through my yard I bought a large box of cheap detergent and spread around and left the torrents to do the rest. And now I have a lovely clean yard instead of a slippery slimy  dangerous one.

[read more …] “Eily’s Report – 25th August”

Kathleen Daly (née Buckley) Killarney & Toorbona

The death has occurred of Kathleen Daly (née Buckley), York Terrace, Lewis Road, Killarney, Co. Kerry and late of Toorbona.   Ar dheis Dé go raibh a hanam dílis.

Formerly of Toorbona, Rathmore. Pre-deceased by her brother Fr. Tim. Kathleen passed away peacefully in the loving care of the management and staff of St. Columbanus’s Home, Killarney. Beloved wife of Dermot and loving mother of Siobhán. Sadly missed by her family, son in law Johnny, grandchildren Daniel, Julie and Mark, brothers John-Joe and Jeremiah, Sisters in law, nephews, nieces, grandnephews, grandnieces, relatives, neighbours and many friends. Kathleen is also deeply missed by her past work colleagues in University Hospital Kerry.

May She Rest in Peace

No flowers by request, donations if desired to Fuschia Ward, St Columbanus’s Home, Killarney.

In accordance with Government and HSE guidelines and in the interest of public health, a private funeral will take place for Kathleen followed by private burial at Killarney Burial Ground. Kathleen’s Requiem Mass in St Mary’s Cathedral will be live streamed on Killarneyparish.com on Tuesday morning at 10.30am. If you wish to offer your condolences online, please click here.

“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 – 23rd August 2020 at 7pm on C103.  (S.R.)

A colourful and unique politician, former Fine Gael TD for Cork South-West PJ Sheehan, died on August 10th last.  His wife Frances died just seven days previously on August 3rd.  Inseparable in this life, they are together again in the next.

In 2002 John Greene sat down with both of them in a room behind the family grocery store in Goleen.  It was a week before Christmas and seven months after PJ had lost his seat in Dail Eireann after 21 years. 

This wasn’t to be a political interview, or a lament for the loss of a Dail seat, but instead a look into the lives of a unique couple from the moment they were born.

PJ speaks about ………..

Growing up in Kilbrown and his enterprising father.

Taking over the business and receiving a ‘gift’ of a lorry from his father, which he himself had to pay for.

And…….  That famous last joust with Charles J. Haughey.

Frances speaks about………

How a ‘pretence’ story from home  forced her return from England.

Being far from impressed when she initially heard that her husband  was entering politics.

And …  An opportunity to gather her thoughts and plans while driving her husband to and from Dáil Éireann………………  [read more …] ““Where the Road Takes Me” at 7pm this Sunday on C103″

Judy Cronin (née Healy), Church Street, Millstreet

The death has occurred of Judy Cronin (née Healy)
Church Street, Millstreet, Co. Cork

On August 22nd 2020 in the wonderful care of the dedicated staff of Bridhaven Nursing Home, Mallow, surrounded by her loving family, wife of the late Columba, mother of the late Anthony, grandmother and godmother of the late Trevor, and her late sisters Mary and Abby and brother Denis. Very deeply regretted by her family her sons and daughters Catherine, Mary, Judy, Colm, Teresa, Tim, Ita and Denis, grandchildren Natalie, Jeanette, John, Mark and Stephen, great grandchildren Haeina, Jay and Kayleigh Rose, sons in law, John, Peter and Willie, sister Kathleen, brother Ted, relatives, neighbours and friends.

Following the HSE guidelines Judy’s Funeral Mass will be for family and friends only on Monday at 12 noon in St Patrick’s Church, Millstreet and burial afterwards in the adjoining cemetery. Family flowers only please, donations if desired to St Anthony’s Penny dinners. Those who would like to express condolences with the family are invited to do so here.

Millstreet Parish Newsletter – Sunday 23rd August 2020

 NEWSLETTER
BALLYDALY-CULLEN-MILLSTREET
Twenty-first Sunday in Ordinary Time – 23RD aUGUST, 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 and for those whose anniversaries occur around this time:  

RECENT DEATHS: Tade John O’Riordan, Murphy’s Terrace; Fr. James McSweeney, California & Macroom; Noreen McDermott, Wexford & Millstreet; Sean Devine, Dublin.

Mass Intentions this Weekend

Saturday 22nd  August:

Millstreet Vigil 6.30 p.m. Anna Hartnett, Clara Road

Sunday 23rd  August:

Ballydaly   9.00 a.m. John O’Brien, Ballydaly

Cullen      10.15 a.m.             Noel Duggan, Lisnaboy, his daughter Noreen

and Sr. Elizabeth.

Millstreet 11.30 a.m.   Connie Hickey, St. Joseph’s Gardens. 

Anniversaries:      John Joe Greaney, Lackabawn; Denis Kelleher, Lackabawn; Hanora, Patrick & John Joseph Barrett, Tullig;  Joe O’Sullivan, Claraghatlea; Eimear O’Mahony, Inchileagh House;  Danny & the deceased members of the Lynch family, Kippagh;  Jeremiah O’Connor, Knockduff; Dáinne O’Sullivan, Two Gneeves; Jeremiah Murphy, Lisnaboy;  Seamus O’Driscoll, West End & Banteer;  Sheila (Judy) Doocey, England & Murphy’s Terrace; Abina Karen O’Keeffe, Aubane & Wexford.

Mass Intentions for Next Weekend:

Saturday 29th August: 

Millstreet   6.30 p.m.     Gerard Healy, Wicklow & Murphy’s Terrace

Sunday 30th August:

Ballydaly    9.00 a.m. Jerh Noonan, Coolinarne

Cullen       10.15a.m. Edward Byrne, Ahane, Sr. Patrick Tarrant,

Sheila & John O’Keeffe.

Millstreet 11.30 a.m.   Dominic Lawlor, Clara Road;

Joe, Finbarr & the deceased members of the

O’Sullivan Family, Claraghatlea. [read more …] “Millstreet Parish Newsletter – Sunday 23rd August 2020”

Tade John O’Riordan, Millstreet, Co. Cork

The death has occurred of Tade John O’Riordan, Millstreet, Co. Cork

On August 20th 2020 unexpectedly in C.U.H. beloved husband of Joan (nee Cronin) and loving father of Mary (O’Connor), Sheila (O’Sullivan) and John (JR), adored grandfather of Fintan, Anthony, Amanda, David, Nathan, Timmy, Joseph and Katie, brother of Mary Brigit and Paddy Joe. He will be sadly missed by his loving family, sons-in-law Finbarr and Jeremiah, daughter-in-law Martina, sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, extended family, neighbours and many many friends.

Due to the HSE guidelines regarding funeral gatherings, Tade’s Mass will take place privately for his family and friends on Saturday at 12 noon in St Patrick’s Church, Millstreet, followed by burial in St Mary’s Cemetery, Millstreet. Those who would like to express condolences with the family are invited to do so here.

Final Update of Fundraising for Millstreet Museum and Millstreet Website

As we conclude our fundraising for Millstreet Museum and Millstreet Website we are presently compiling a record in the Museum of the many very generous Individuals, Businesses and Local Organisations such as Millstreet Town Park Committee, Millstreet Community Council, Millstreet Vintage Club, Millstreet GAA and Millstreet Community Singers to mention but some – all of whom have been so enormously generous, supportive and encouraging.   Below we share the final update which we have just published on the GoFundMe platform.   While we have already individually thanked many of our very generous Donors we have yet to write to many acknowledging their contributions and extending thanks.

“Dear Wonderfully Supportive Friends we’ve reached our Final Update of our phenomenally successful GoFundMe Campaign in aid of Millstreet Museum and Millstreet Community Website. Our Grand Total of €6,534.84 (after fees) in the GoFundMe Project is absolutely magnificent and very much beyond our expectations. We wish to extend our most sincere thanks to the many people who have so very kindly supported this Project and who have been so hugely encouraging not only with their greatly appreciated Donations but also by their superbly uplifting comments. We also wish to thank the GoFundMe Team especially Ida for their professional guidance and assistance. This tremendous response to our Project will cover our ongoing costs and will also allow for important developments at the Museum and on the Website that up to now could not have become a reality. In addition to our GoFundMe total we have also received separate Donations from very generous Local Organisations, Businesses and Individuals reaching €2,908.00. When added to our GoFundMe total – the overall Grand Total is a hugely impressive €9,442.84. To everyone who has been so very generous, supportive and encouraging on this wonderful GoFundMe platform – heartfelt sincere thanks. As we say in Irish “Míle, míle buíochas” – a thousand, thousand thanks. As we shall shortly be deleting this GoFundMe Project we extend very best wishes to everyone. Your amazing generosity and tremendous support is greatly appreciated. Sincerely – Seán  Radley, Curator, Millstreet Museum and Member of Millstreet Website.”

Millstreet Museum is open Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday from 9.30am to 2.30pm. Also open on Thursday from 9.30am to 2.00pm.

[read more …] “Final Update of Fundraising for Millstreet Museum and Millstreet Website”

Tubrid Holy Well Feature on “Irish Catholic” This Week

Photographer supreme, Valerie O’Sullivan recently visited Tubrid Holy Well where she captured a wonderful selection of images one of which features on the front page of this week’s “Irish Catholic” national newspaper (20th Aug. 2020).  Also included is a photographic feature within the popular weekly newspaper.   Valerie’s images oftentimes appear on booklets, calendars etc. within the Diocese of Kerry and far beyond….as well as on national and international newspapers.   It was Valerie who took the world famous picture of the laughing Queen Elizabeth with Pat O’Connell at Cork’s English Market.   Pat Breen who coordinates the distribution of the Catholic Papers here in Millstreet Parish indicates that extra copies of the “Irish Catholic” will soon be available in St. Patrick’s Church, Millstreet.  For just €2.00 we encourage you to obtain your own copy with its local relevance this week.   Many thanks to Fr. Paddy, to Mary and to Pat for alerting us to the special Tubrid feature.  Tap on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.) 

Tubrid Holy Well Postcard produced by Millstreet Museum Society in the past.

[read more …] “Tubrid Holy Well Feature on “Irish Catholic” This Week”

Recruitment of Service Engineer at O’ Flynn Medical Ltd.

                                                                            JOB OPPORTUNITY

                          O’ Flynn Medical Ltd is a national supplier of medical equipment to hospitals and nursing homes throughout Ireland. The company promotes a continuous drive for quality and customer satisfaction.

                          We are currently seeking applications for the role of SERVICE ENGINEER to work primarily at our headquarters in Macroom, Co Cork.

                          THE ROLE:

The successful applicant must have:

  • A suitable electrical, instrumentation or mechanical qualification
  • 5+ years of experience in a similar role
  • Be energetic and dynamic with excellent interpersonal and communication skills to operate well with both internal and external customers.
  • Excellent level of attention to detail and accuracy
  • Carry out the execution of the preventative maintenance routines and repair of all medical equipment
  • Troubleshoot equipment problems and equipment failures to determine root cause and instigate repair using the latest lean tools and techniques.
  • Provide reactive and preventive maintenance to all decontamination equipment while also identifying the root causes of problems and suggesting process improvements for long term solutions
  • Execute and update as appropriate the existing preventative maintenance programme, in order to minimise downtime and optimise plant performance.
  • Ensure that comprehensive maintenance documentation exists for each equipment item & that it is filed in an organised & legible manner.
  • Develop critical spares list for the equipment & ensure that critical spares are in stock or are readily available at all times. Ensure that an effective programme is then maintained.

[read more …] “Recruitment of Service Engineer at O’ Flynn Medical Ltd.”

Sr. Martha (Mary) Hickey, Infant Jesus Sister

The death has occurred of Sr. Martha (Mary) Hickey, Beech Lodge Nursing Home, Bruree, Limerick / Ballingarry, Limerick / Millstreet, Cork. Sr. Martha (Mary) Hickey, Drishane, Millstreet, Co. Cork and formerly Ballybiggane, Ballingarry, Co. Limerick, August 18th 2020. Very peacefully in her 104th year, in the tender and loving care of the Matron and staff of Beech Lodge Nursing Home, Bruree. Pre-deceased by her brothers Jim, Maurice, Tadhg, Sean and her sisters Sheila, Bridie and Monica. Very deeply regretted by the Infant Jesus Sisters (Drishane) and her community at St. Joseph’s, nephews, nieces, grandnephews, grandnieces, great-grandnephews, great-grandnieces of the Maloney, Keane and Hickey families. May She Rest in Peace. [rip]

In compliance with current guidelines, Sr. Martha’s funeral will be confined to family and close friends. Reposing at Daffy’s Funeral Home, Kilmallock, this Wednesday evening from 6 pm followed by evening prayer at 7 pm. Funeral arriving Thursday for 12 noon Requiem Mass at The Church of the Immaculate Conception, Bruree, followed by burial afterwards at the Drishane Cemetery, Millstreet.

103-year-old Limerick nun, who beat Covid-19, sadly passes away (Limerick Leader)

[read more …] “Sr. Martha (Mary) Hickey, Infant Jesus Sister”

Obituary – Sister Delphine Kearney, CCVI – Texas & Cullen

OBITUARY

Sister Delphine Kearney, CCVI

MAY 27, 1932 – AUGUST 8, 2020
Sister Delphine Kearney, CCVI, a Sister of Charity of the Incarnate Word, Houston, Texas passed away on August 8, 2020. May she enjoy God’s presence whom she loved and served so faithfully.

Sister Delphine was born in Lisnaboy, Cullen, Millstreet, Co. Cork, Ireland to Patrick and Mary Buckley Kearney. She entered the Congregation of the Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word in January 1951 at St. Michael Convent, Co. Clare, Ireland. Sister consecrated her life to God through Profession of Perpetual Vows on December 8, 1958 at Villa De Matel, Houston, TX.

Sr. Delphine was a sister to Kathleen Murphy née Kearney, 42 Murphy’s Terrace,  Millstreet.   Her brother, John Kearney lives in Cullen.   Sr. Delphine is Aunt of Daniel Murphy.   We thank Breda for the notice.  (S.R.)

Ar dheis Dé go raibh a hanam.

See link to full Obituary here.

Acknowledgement: Mary Ruane (née Healy), Foxford and Millstreet

The family of the late Mary Ruane, née  Healy, of Foxford, Co. Mayo and Millstreet, Co. Cork wish to thank most sincerely all those who sympathised with them on the death of Mary.   We thank  those who remembered Mary in their prayers, sent Mass cards and messages of condolence.  The holy Sacrifice of the Mass will be offered for your intentions.  We trust this will be accepted by all in grateful acknowledgment.

“Radio Treasures” Tonight Features Gems Galore – from 9.30 to 11.00 pm on CMS!

Tonight…on this Tuesday, 18th August 2020… on “Radio Treasures” broadcast on Cork Music Station 9:30 to 11:00pm we feature our regular items with a splendid blend of uplifting songs and music as well as a variety of interesting musings.  Included in tonight’s programme:

  1.   The singing of Maureen O’Hara from a 1960s T.V. Show.
  2.   Tap Dancing Special with Fred Astaire.
  3.   Miraculous rescue at sea.
  4.   Chatting about the many images featured below.
  5.   Our incredible grand total of €9,343.00 in our recent Museum and Website Fundraiser.   Full report this Thursday.

Our 10pm Interview is with Donna, Liam and Tony recorded at Rathcoole Aerodrome – when a €10K cheque was presented very recently.  Tap on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.)


Recent presentation of a €10,000.00 cheque to ICRR Air Ambulance at Rathcoole Aerodrome by “Duhallow’s Fittest” which had been organised by Kiskeam and Ballydesmond GAA Clubs. From left: Seán Linehan representing “Duhallow’s Fittest”; Donna O’Regan, Project Manager, ICRR Air Ambulance; Tony McAtear, one of two Pilots flying ICRR Air Ambulance Helicopter. A further three cheques are scheduled to be presented to three other recipients – Kanturk and Millstreet Community Hospitals and Burren Chernobyl Charity in Co. Clare.
Mural work in progress with Cormac and Denis.

Spectacular sunset at Millstreet Town Park on Mon. 17th Aug. 2020.

Driving in fine vintage style through Millstreet.
Fountain delight!

[read more …] ““Radio Treasures” Tonight Features Gems Galore – from 9.30 to 11.00 pm on CMS!”

Eily’s Report 18th August

 

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

The month of August is certainly living up to it’s name as being a season of floods and change with many places in the County paying the price with their homes and places of business destroyed by flash floods. But it is not all doom and gloom, there is always something to be cheerful about and the recent past being no exception. We have to put all sob stories aside and think of  happy things.  Take the two young men who saved young lives at sea  during the week. One lad in Dublin threw his own safety to the wind and jumped in and saved two youngsters from being drowned. Meanwhile off the West Coast a young lad out on the fishing boat with his Dad, was the first to spot the two ladies as they clung to a lobster pot for 15 long hours  and what young lad of his age wouldn’t change places with him  for being the knight in shining armor to rescue two damsels in distress from a watery grave in the deep. All night the country held it’s breath and prayed that the cousins would be found safe.  The pulse of the nation took a leap next morning  at the wonderful news that they were found safe and well . No doubt the two heroic lads will have a great story to tell for the rest of their lives. bBuíochas le Dia.

[read more …] “Eily’s Report 18th August”

Millstreet Team Superb Success at Macroom on Saturday

We thank Pádraig O’Driscoll for sharing this image of the very successful Millstreet Team  on Saturday,  15th Aug. 2020 when in the Bon Secours Cork Intermediate Football Championship they played Ballinora at Macroom Castle Grounds pitch.  Tap on the picture to enlarge.  (S.R.)   Pádraig comments“Hard fought win this Saturday evening v Ballinora 8 pts to 5 ….. Come on the Sráid!

“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 – 16th August 2020 at 7pm on C103.  (S.R.)

On a rummage for old books while cocooning, author Alice Taylor comes across one that she believes could change your outlook on life. 

Alice joins John Greene on this week’s edition of ‘Where the road takes me’ to talk about it, and we track down its author in San Francisco Bay, who explains what exactly he means by ‘changing your life’. 

We also conclude our tribute to the late Johnny O’Mahony of Tooreenduve, Ballydesmond, who died in 2015.

While we will never know what his views on Covid-19 would have been, we do know his views on diseases of old and their so-called cures.

And Fr. Pat McCarthy who offered up Johnny’s funeral mass, remembers a colourful character with an ever so sharp memory.  [read more …] ““Where the Road Takes Me” at 7pm this Sunday on C103″

“Lunchtime Favourites” After Mass on CMS Sunday 16th August 2020 Until 1.30pm

We invite you to submit your Requests for our weekly Music Request Show “Lunchtime Favourites” (Sunday, 16th August 2020) on Cork Music Station which is broadcast directly after our transmission of the celebration of 11:30 am Mass from 12:10pm until 13:30pm.   Just email your requests anytime to corkmusicstation @gmail.com or text/WhatsApp to 086 825 0074.   Our focus this Sunday will include the wonderfully uplifting songs and tunes hugely popular in the era of Carnivals in Millstreet in the 1950s and 1960s.  Sure to evoke some great memories!   Further gems in song we also share.  We hear about the recent Recent Construction on Clara Road.   We share lots of requests including local requests for Family and Friends in Australia.  We listen to the wonderfully talented Cullen Musicians playing at “Lúibín a’ Rince” And celebrating Stefan Healy’s acceptance into the prestigious RADA in London we hear a splendid song entitled “Pick a Simple Song” from the hugely successful West End Musical “Half a Sixpence”.   We remember the late John Kelleher, Aubane by playing one of his favourite songs “The Robin’s Return” by Paudie McAuliffe….And also Joe Lynch’s version of “Bold Thady Quill”   This and much more!   Happy Listening!  Tap on the images to enlarge  (S.R.)

Exquisite Fuchsia in full bloom near Millstreet’s Museum at Carnegie Hall.
St. Patrick’s Church, Millstreet from where we broadcast Sunday Mass live at 11.30am.
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.)
Attending on Sat. 15th August 2020 their Parent’s Anniversary Mass (Peg and Bill Dunne) Marie, Eileen and Jim. And (below) also attending that special Mass – Mr. and Mrs. Paul Ryan.

Current Construction at Clara Road, Millstreet by EPS upgrading public services.
Judging by a photo in this week’s “Corkman” the O’Sullivan “Fingerprint” impressive seat on Clara Mountain is being well used…and appreciated!

[read more …] ““Lunchtime Favourites” After Mass on CMS Sunday 16th August 2020 Until 1.30pm”