A Welcome Back Message from McCarthys Bar Millstreet

Message from Joanne in McCarthys Bar Millstreet.

A huge welcome back to each and everyone of our customers we cannot wait to open our doors to you all on Tommorrow Monday at 3pm. We are still only learning all the rules and guidelines so please bare with us while we get used to this new way of life! Booking is advised for weekends as we can only take certain amount of numbers and we don’t want anyone disappointed.
Please wear your masks when coming in and out of the bar. Bookings can be made on 0862656267 phone or text. Can’t wait to see you all. Stay safe
Joanne and Family xx

Millstreet Mart Committee 1989

Front – Joe O’Connor, Benny O’Connor, Tony Healy, Andy Lynch, Tom Meaney, JJ O’Mahony, Vincent McSweeney, John Daly, Sean O’Leary, Jerry Corkery, Fintan Kiely

Middle – Jer McCarthy, Taigh Crowley, Dick Pomeroy, Timothy P. O’Leary, Jerry O’Riordan, Davy Tarrant, Billy Hickie, Paudie O’Keeffe, Dan PD Buckley

Back – Maurice Collins, Dick Pomeroy, Domnic Cronin, Paddy Leader, Tim J Kiely, Johnny McCarthy, Joe Buckley, Timmy Kiely, Dan Dennehy, Donie Casey, Tom Barrett

Irish Grinds

Irish Grinds Classes available to students Via Zoom for students wishing to achieve top marks. Excellent typed notes given beforehand, all aspects of the course covered and focus is on exam preparation. I am a native Irish speaker, an experienced teacher with an excellent results record and an Examiner for the Irish Orals State Commission. Classes need to be booked asap to join, ring 087 9858133 to secure a place

Irish Leaving Cert Honours Grinds Classes

Irish Leaving Cert Honours Grinds Classes available to eager students wanting to achieve top marks.

Held in Rathmore area by an experienced Kerry native Irish teacher with Oral Irish Examination experience in her own home.

Class 1 : duration 1 hour, covers Paper 1 & 2, excellent H1 typed notes given and sample answers on the poems and stories, essays, debates and Novel covered.

Class 2: duration 1 hour, Irish Oral class, complete top-class preparation for this exam worth 40%, by experienced examiner, excellent typed notes given for the 20 Sraith Phictiúr, the conversation and the poetry reading.

Students have the option to attend 1 or both classes,

€25 per class, limited availability,

Booking is essential to secure a place.

Phone 087 9858133 for further enquiries

WAREHOUSE OPERATIVE –  Full Time Position Available

Clover Hill Food Ingredients Ltd

Mount Leader, Industrial Estate, Millstreet, Co Cork. P51 E8PY


Clover Hill Food Ingredients Ltd. are looking for hardworking and experienced personnel to join their dynamic and hardworking team based out of their warehouse in Millstreet.  A privately owned, family business Clover Hill Food Ingredients Ltd. operate out of two warehouses and maintain a fleet of six trucks which distribute products all over 32 counties of Ireland.

Due to recent Company expansion Clover Hill Food Ingredients Ltd. are currently hiring for the following position:

WAREHOUSE OPERATIVE –  Full Time Position Available

Responsibilities include the following:

  • Move, pick, and load all food types and non-food products for customer orders.
  • Ensure stock is received, stored, packed, and transported according to the highest standards.
  • Work in both ambient and temperature-controlled environments .
  • Keep the warehouse clear and ensure any potential hazards are dealt with quickly and efficiently.
  • Maintain the flow of goods in and out of our warehouse .
  • Always maintain strict food safety and health and safety standards.
  • Stock control of individual racks.
  • Ability to follow SOPS.
  • Warehouse cleaning to adhere to BRC quality standard.

Essential Criteria

  • Forklift / Counterbalance Licence (desirable but not essential).
  • Power Pallet Truck Certification (desirable but not essential).
  • Manual handling cert (desirable but not essential).



Please email your C.V to hr @cloverhill.ie or post it to HR, Clover Hill Food Ingredients, Mount Leader Industrial Estate, Millstreet, Co. Cork P51 E8PY.


Office Administrator Required at 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 Parish Newsletter – Sunday 23rd August 2020

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
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”

Delia adds her Pottery Studio to Castleisland’s Main Street at No. 94



It’s unlikely that Castleisland has ever had a serious potter of its own.

One who made pots and plates and jugs and mugs for the people of the locality.

The nearest we’ve ever had were ‘earthenware merchants’ Thomas Kearney and John Riordan both on Main Street in the late 1880s.

They may well have been potters themselves but they were, most likely, merchants for the merchandise of others.

What’s in a name ? Potters are often referred to nowadays as ceramicists and a practitioner of that class of craft and talent launched her own studio / shop at No. 94 Main Street, Castleisland on Monday morning, August 10th 2020 at 10am.

After her first week of trading in the new shop, Delia is delighted with the warmth of the welcome she got from fellow and neighbouring business people in the town.

She’s also taken aback with the level of business she’s been doing in terms of straight sales from stock and from orders received during the week.

[read more …] “Delia adds her Pottery Studio to Castleisland’s Main Street at No. 94”

Mallow Credit Union

Do more with Mallow Credit Union!

2020 has been a challenge…to say the least! And the management of Mallow Credit Union wish to thank the staff and members for their support and co-operation over the past 5 months. Thanks to the staff, they were able to maintain normal office hours across all branches in Mallow (& Ballydaheen), Buttevant, Millstreet, Doneraile, Dromcollogher & Charleville and services were largely uninterrupted.

During this time they were also able to bring long term projects to fruition, including their new larger loan offering. Members can now borrow up to €100,000 (plus the value of savings they may have) from the Credit Union, with a reduced rate for those borrowing over €60,000.

Kieran O’ Callaghan, Head of Lending said: “After receiving the green light from the Central Bank to increase our lending limit, we now have the opportunity to lend larger amounts to our members who wish to extend or improve their homes. So whether they’re planning on converting the attic or adding an extension, we’re in a position to do more for our members.”

With a Mallow Credit Union loan:

  • Approval is based on your ability to repay
  • Free Loan Protection Insurance is included (for qualifying members)
  • Interest is charged on the reducing loan balance
  • You can make additional repayments without penalty


  • To apply for a loan you just need to provide:
  • Proof of address
  • A valid photo I.D. (i.e. passport, driver’s licence)
  • 3 most recent payslips for all parties whose income is used to support the loan application.
  • 3 months bank account statements (up to date) for all parties whose income is used to support the loan.
  • Most recent Credit Card statement for all parties whose income is used to support the loan.

-In the case of the self- employed we will require the most recent audited accounts together with a letter from your accountant confirming that your tax affairs are up to date

Members can apply in any of our branches, all of which are adhering to co-vid governmental guidelines, online or over the phone.

Visit www.mallowcu.ie for more information.

Keep Dogs safe.

Just had a message in:

A man with an occupant in his van was stopped outside our gate asking for directions to St. John’s well. Was inquiring about our dog and how old she was. He was curious as to how she acted as well. We watched as he drove towards Aubane area driving slowly past everyone’s house. A newish silver van with English Reg plates. Very suspicious and let everyone to keep watch of their dogs.

Remember keep an eye out for any Plastic Ties or markings outside your gate, and let anyone know if you see anything on other peoples properties.

Restart Grant Plus Open To Cork County Businesses


Restart Grant Plus Open To Cork County Businesses

Cork County Council is now accepting applications from local businesses for the Restart Grant Plus. This scheme builds upon the previous Restart Grant Scheme by increasing the minimum grant from €2,000 to €4,000 and increasing the maximum from €10,000 to €25,000.

Eligibility has also expanded, with applications open to companies employing up to 250 eligible compared to less than 50 in the previous scheme, non-rateable B&B’s, Sports clubs with commercial activities and trading charity shops are also now eligible. Businesses that availed of the previous Restart Grant from Cork County Council do not need to reapply and will be contacted over the coming days.

The Restart Grant Plus was announced by Tánaiste and Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment Leo Varadkar T.D. as part of the government’s July Stimulus package, a €7.4bn package of measures designed to stimulate a jobs-led recovery and build economic confidence while continuing to manage the impact of Covid-19. This announcement sees €300m additional funding on top of the €250m previously committed to the Restart Grant Scheme.

Mayor of the County of Cork Cllr. Mary Linehan Foley said

“Small and medium businesses are an integral part of life in County Cork and I’m delighted to see these additional supports being made available. There are so many businesses throughout our towns and villages that shape our local identity and character, and provide fantastic services to residents and visitors alike. I encourage all businesses in Cork to look into this grant scheme, so that we can continue to lead way in our social and economic recovery.”

Deputy Chief Executive of Cork County Council James Fogarty added

“Cork County Council welcomes this new and improved suite of supports for businesses, which will increase employment and support businesses in adapting to the current situation. By providing jobs and accessible local options for goods and services in Cork County, the Restart Grant Plus will have a resounding impact on our local economy and play a vital role in the Council’s Project ACT initiative to Activate County Towns.”

Applications for the Restart Grant can be made online at www.YourCouncil.ie.  Cork County Council has also established a dedicated helpline on (021) 4208000 and email at <email>.


Notes for Editor 

Interested businesses can apply at www.YourCouncil.ie

Non- rated B&B’s will apply to Fáilte Ireland, who will administer the funding over the coming weeks.

To qualify for a grant, the important criteria are:

  • A business must be commercial and in the local authority rates system (apart from non-rated B&Bs who can apply to Fáilte Ireland);
  • It must have suffered a 25% loss of expected turnover between 1 April and 30 June 2020;
  • It must have less than 250 employees and turnover less than €25m;
  • It must declare its intention to re-employ staff in receipt of the Temporary Wage Subsidy Scheme

[read more …] “Restart Grant Plus Open To Cork County Businesses”

Millstreet Parish Newsletter Sunday 9th August 2020

EIGHteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time – 9TH aUGUST, 2020
Canon John Fitzgerald P.P.
Tel Nos. Millstreet 029-70043/Mobile 087-7752948
Email:  millstreet @dioceseofkerry.ie    www.dioceseofkerry.ie
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: Niall Buckley, Keale;  Niamh McSweeney, Flintfield & Killarney. 

Mass Intentions this Weekend

Saturday 8th August:

Millstreet Vigil 6.30 p.m. Hannah & Charles Barry, Murphy’s Terrace

Sunday 9th August: 

Ballydaly   9.00 a.m. The deceased members of the McCarthy families, Coolinarne & Boherbue    

Cullen      10.15 a.m.             Helena Herlihy, Knockane  

Millstreet 11.30 a.m.   John, Anthony, Hannah & Con Dennehy,

Murphy’s Terrace.       

Anniversaries:       Kate O’Driscoll, The Square; Rita Hickey, West End; Mary Todd, Canon O’Donovan Centre; Willie C & Babe Han O’Riordan, Mill Lane; J. D. Murphy, Inchileagh;  Hugh Kelleher, Killowen; Mary & Michael Buckley, Aubane; Noel & Nelius McSweeney, Cloghoulamore;  Fr. Dermot Nash; Moira Dineen, Cahirbarnagh; Eileen & Frank Ryan, Cork; Joan McSweeney, Rathduane & Killarney;  Dan & Julia O’Donoghue, Ballineen; Maurice & Mary O’Donoghue, Coventry & Cahirbarnagh; Monica O’Connor, Scartaglen; Dan & Julia Twomey, Kilcorney. [read more …] “Millstreet Parish Newsletter Sunday 9th August 2020”

Millstreet Parish Newsletter Sunday 2nd August 2020

EIGHteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time – 2ND aUGUST, 2020
Canon John Fitzgerald P.P.
Tel Nos. Millstreet 029-70043/Mobile 087-7752948
Email:  millstreet @dioceseofkerry.ie    www.dioceseofkerry.ie
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, and for those for whom Masses will be offered during the week: 

RECENT DEATHS: John Kelleher, Mountleader. 

Mass Intentions this Week-end:

Saturday 1st August:                         

Millstreet Vigil 6.30 p.m. Denis Healy, Tullig

Sunday 2nd August:                   

Ballydaly   9.00 a.m. John & Bridget Murphy, Ballydaly,

their daughter Breeda Trend & her husband  Michael.    

Cullen      10.15 a.m.             Peg O’Mahony, Knocknageeha, her daughters

Theresa Twomey, Rathcoole & Marian Finnerty,

Castleknock and her son-in-law Francis Higgins, Newmarket.

Millstreet 11.30 a.m.   Michael O’Sullivan, Rathduane.      

Anniversaries:       Dan Joe Cotter, Murphy’s Terrace; Philip O’Shea, Murphys’ Terrace; Liam Barry, Lackabawn; Jeremiah, Margaret & Mary Dennehy, Mountleader; Dan Casey, Carrigacooleen; Jer Lane, Ballinatona; Danny & the deceased members of the Healy Family, Keim; Humphrey O’Donoghue, Aubane; John Tarrant, Liscreagh; Donagh Hickey, Eagloune; Mary Walsh, Knocknageeha; Paudie O’Keeffe, Cullen; Gavin Tarrant, Rathcoole; William & Julia O’Riordan, Laught; Bill Crowley, Coole & Cork.  [read more …] “Millstreet Parish Newsletter Sunday 2nd August 2020”

Dromtariffe Masses Information

From Monday 27th July to Sunday 23rd August
Dromagh Church Derrinagree Church Dromagh Church Derrinagree Church Dromagh Church
7.30pm 7.30pm 7.30pm 7.30pm 10.30am
Monday 27 July Wednesday 29 July Thursday 30 July Saturday 1 August Sunday 2 August
Drominagh & Dromskehy Keale Fortgrady, Bolomore & Knockbrack Laught Upper & Lower Dromahoe & Killetra
Monday 3 August Wednesday 5 August Thursday 6 August Saturday 8 August Sunday 9 August
Ducleagh, Dromagh & Rossglass Knockanroe, Derrygallon, Gurranebawn & Farrandoyle Prohus & Knockcahill Gurrane, Killetra & Minehill Ardrahan, Lisnacon, Killinane & Derrinamona
Monday 10 August Wednesday 12 August Thursday 13 August Saturday 15 August Sunday 16 August
Paal & Kileenleigh Curraraigue Lower, Middle, Upper & Knockbrack Kilcolman & Garraveasogue The Island,                   Derrinagree &             Clonbanin Coolclough & Gurteen
Monday 17 August Wednesday 19 August Thursday 20 August Saturday 22 August Sunday 23 August
Rathcoole &               Radharc na Coille Meenskehy, Knocknacurracoush, Coolclougher, Skagh & Stakehill Dysert & Dromtariffe Rathroe, Lyrevocane, Moher & Clenrath Ballymaquirke & Dromalour

Parish Newsletter – 19th July 2020

Sixteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time – 19th July, 2020
Canon John Fitzgerald P.P.  
Tel Nos. Millstreet 029-70043/Mobile 087-7752948
Email:  millstreet @dioceseofkerry.ie    www.dioceseofkerry.ie
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:  Julie Keating, Sycamore Drive; Eileen Cronin, Model Farm Road; Maureen Murphy-Lynch, New Jersey.

Mass Intentions this Week-end:
Millstreet Vigil 6.30 p.m.                 Seamus O’Sullivan, Rathduane
Ballydaly   9.00 a.m.                         Bridget & John O’Leary, Gortavehy & Connie McSweeney, Gortavehy
Cullen      10.15 a.m.                          Mary & Jimmy Walsh, Knocknageeha
Millstreet 11.30 a.m.                        Anne Keane, Pound Hill

Anniversaries:     Liam O’Driscoll, Lackabawn; Maura O’Sullivan, Main Street; Brendan Hickey, Main Street; Dorothy Fitzgerald, Macroom Road; Kathleen Murphy, Murphy’s Terrace; Sheila Casey, Clara; Peg Casey, Clara; Breda Hickey, Claraghatlea; Diarmuid Cronin, Kilmeedy; Pat Joe, J.J. & Mike Lehane; Julia McSweeney, Flintfield; Joan Guerin, Knocknagullane;  Mary O’Sullivan, Knocknageeha; Michael Moynihan, Coalpits; Deceased members of the Hickey family, Gortnacreeha; Betty O’Callaghan, Banteer;  Mary & the deceased members of the Lucey family, Canovee; Bridget Kirby, Dooradoyle; John & Jenny Collins, Dunmanway; Patrick & Mary Murphy, their son Pat Joe & daughter Sheila O’Farrell, Dunmanway.

[read more …] “Parish Newsletter – 19th July 2020”