“Radio Treasures” Tonight with Focus on Eugene, Denis & Bumbleance

Tonight on “Radio Treasures” broadcast on Cork Music Station 9:30 to 11:00pm we feature our regular items with a blend of uplifting songs and music.    Being “Bloomsday” 16th June 2020 we hear Frank Patterson with one of the songs from James Joyce’s “The Dead”.

Our 10pm Interview is Library related when we meet a gentleman who has become quite famous on television and the media because of his hugely important input for the Library Service during COVID-19.   Representing the Library inputs we meet with Denis Tangney who introduces Eugene Bradley. 

Denis & Eugene of Library Services.

 And we reveal how Denis Murphy from Newmarket solved our unending clicking noise which could even be heard in Australia!   

Denis Murphy of Newmarket at Mount Leader, Millstreet

We also note the superb work of Millstreet Tidy Towns in recent days.   Feel most welcome to make contact with us….just email corkmusicstation @gmail.com  

Noreen Dennehy and Pat Randles of Millstreet Tidy Towns.

And we provide an update on Cork Music Station’s “Go Fund Me” Fundraising Campaign in aid of “Bumbleance” currently approaching €600.00.  This wonderfully praiseworthy Annual Project in aid of “Bumbleance” is coordinated by Ita and William Fitzgerald.  William will be interviewing a key member of that organisation at 10pm on CMS on this Thursday night during his weekly Thursday Show.

All this and more in tonight’s “Radio Treasures”.  Happy Listening!  (S.R.) [read more …] ““Radio Treasures” Tonight with Focus on Eugene, Denis & Bumbleance”

Parish Newsletter – 14th June, 2020

PARISH NEWSLETTER
BALLYDALY-CULLEN-MILLSTREET
The Most Holy Body & Blood of Chirst – 14th June, 2020
Canon John Fitzgerald P.P.  

Tel Nos. Millstreet 029-70043/Mobile 087-7752948
PARISH OFFICE OPENING HOURS:
MONDAY-TUESDAY- WEDNESDAY-FRIDAY
10.00a.m.-1.00p.m. & 2.00p.m.-5.00p.m.
<email> dioceseofkerry.ie

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

Anniversaries: Nora Dennehy, Lackabawn; John & Margaret McCarthy, Lackabawn; Tom Radley, Minor Row; Anthony Price, Minor Row; Denny Kelleher, Minor Row; James Daly, Main Street; Dermot Murphy, Clara Road; Jimmy & Kathleen Cashman, Clara Road; Nora Desmond, Claramore; Michael O’Connor, Church Street & Cloghoulabeg;  John O’Brien, Ballydaly; Phyllis O’Connor, Lisnasheershane; Arthur Moynihan, Flintfield; Daniel Duggan, Carriganima; Fr. Donal Mulcahy, Annagloor & San Francisco.  [read more …] “Parish Newsletter – 14th June, 2020”

Tubrid Holy Well to Reopen from 6pm This Sunday

To the great joy of so many Tubrid Holy WellCentre of Prayer and Haven of Peace – will reopen to the public from 6pm this Sunday, 7th June 2020.  We thank James O’Sullivan on whose land Tubrid is located for this uplifting update.   James emphasises that the usual COVID-19 safety measures are expected to be observed by Visitors to the Holy Well.  (S.R.)

Tubrid on an early morning in July 2009 (photo: Clement Carroll)

[read more …] “Tubrid Holy Well to Reopen from 6pm This Sunday”

Reopening of St. Patrick’s Church Millstreet Greatly Welcomed

On Tuesday, 20th May 2020 St. Patrick’s Church, Millstreet was reopened as Phase One lifting of COVID-19 restrictions permitted.   Here we share nine images where we note health and safety measures are very much in place within the Church.   This reopening event was greatly welcomed.  Tap on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.)

Local Millstreet residents greatly pleased by the Church reopening.
Patricia Guerin wisely brought her own seat to the Church as almost all church seats are cordoned off in the interest of safety.
Special Prayer in front of the main altar of St. Patrick’s Church, Millstreet.

[read more …] “Reopening of St. Patrick’s Church Millstreet Greatly Welcomed”

Jeremiah O’Connor, Coolikerrane

The death has occurred of Jeremiah O’Connor, Coolikerrane, Millstreet, formerly of Kilnahulla, Boherbue and Lombardstown. Peacefully, at Nazareth House, Mallow, on Wednesday 20th May 2020. Beloved brother of the late Sonny, Jim, Paddy and Mick. Lovingly remembered by his nieces Josie, Mary, Ann, nephew Dan, relatives and friends. [rip]

In an effort to follow best practice and guidelines Jeremiah’s funeral will be private. We thank you for your co-operation and understanding at this difficult time. Messages of sympathy may be left on the R.I.P. Condolence Page.

Jeremiah’s Mass will be streamed at 2.30pm on Thursday in St. Patrick’s Church, Millstreet on corkmusicstation.com

Thunder and Lightening

We were warned about slow moving thundershowers with lightening, and that’s what we got. For two hours there was lots of noise, lots of flashes, and heavy showers, as cold air moved in on our lovely warmth. It feels like summer is rolling in 🙂 The picture below shows the lightening strikes from 4:30 – 5pm.

[read more …] “Thunder and Lightening”

Mass Broadcasts Schedule This Week on Cork Music Station

Schedule of Radio Broadcasts of Masses from St. Patrick’s Church, Millstreet with Celebrant Canon John Fitzgerald, P.P. on Cork Music Station  This Week 

Mass on Sunday, 26th April 2020 at 11.30 am  for Fr. Liam Comer P.P. Ardfert & Dromtariffe.

Mass on Monday (27th) for Kit, Denny & John Desmond, Liscahane at 10.00a.m.

Mass on Wednesday (29th) for Arthur & Kitty Moynihan, Flintfield at 10.00a.m.

Mass on Thursday (30th)  (Private Intention) at 10.00a.m.

Mass on Friday (1st May)  (Private Intentions) at 10.00a.m.

To make contact with Cork Music Station :

Email corkmusicstation @gmail.com

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

Many thanks to Presenter John Greene for advance information regarding this evening’s C103 programme – 5th April 2020.  (S.R.)

Recorded before social distancing came to place, we revert to the Michael McCarthy story, part one of which was broadcast two weeks ago.  This Sunday evening on Where the road takes me,  John Greene concludes this two part programme. 

Michael was co-founder of the Ritz Showband who were based in Bandon during the 1950s and ’60s.

While we reminisce on the golden era of the showbands on both programmes, we also hear about life afterwards.

Michael talks about his time in the motor industry, and  his concern for the environment and it’s wildlife inhabitants. It may be one small step, but by putting his money where his mouth is, he hopes that young people will take those concerns on board. Who can honestly say that mistreating the earth, hasn’t been in some way responsible for Covid-19 which has already claimed so many human lives..  [read more …] ““Where the Road Takes Me” This Sunday at 7pm on C103″

Religious Broadcasts on Cork Music Station This Coming Week

Broadcast Schedule of Masses from St. Patrick’s Church, Millstreet
Sunday 29th March: 12.30p.m.
Tuesday 31st March: 11.00a.m.
Wednesday 1st April: 11.00a.m.
Thursday 2nd April: 11.00a.m.
Friday 3rd April: 11.00a.m.

To access the broadcasts just tap on Cork Music Station

Our Cork Music Station broadcasts are transmitted one hour after the Celebration of Mass by Canon John Fitzgerald, P.P..   To make contact with our Radio Station feel welcome to email corkmusicstation @gmail.com.  (S.R.)

St. Patrick’s Church, Millstreet, Co. Cork

Prayer of Protection Against Coronavirus COVID-19

We thank Pat Breen for the following wonderfully meaningful

Prayer of Protection Against Coronavirus COVID-19

               Lord Jesus Christ, You travelled through towns and villages curing every disease and illness.  At your command, the sick were made well.  Come to our aid now, in the midst of the global spread of the Coronavirus, that we may experience Your healing love.

  Heal those who are sick with the virus.  May they regain their strength and health through quality medical care.  

  Heal us from our fear which prevents nations working together and neighbours from helping one another.   

Appearing briefly to the west of Millstreet on Wednesday evening (19th Sept. 2018) we captured this truly magical sunset over Killarney Road as Ireland is relieved that Storm Ali is now passed on. Note the exquisite rays and the silver lining of the clouds to the left. Click on the image to enlarge. (S.R.)

Millstreet Day Centre Update

Following a directive from the HSE yesterday confirming that all Day Centres should remain open Millstreet Day Centre will open as normal on Monday 16th March. We are taking extra precautions to ensure the safety of all of our clients & have cancelled all volunteers & private groups attending or renting the Centre for the moment.

We are closed as normal on Tuesday 17th March, St. Patrick’s Day as it is a bank holiday.

Our Meals on Wheels Service will remain active & in the event of the Day Centre having to close we will ensure to do everything possible to keep the Meals on Wheels service going.

If you do not wish to attend the Centre during this time please ensure to ring the Centre on (029) 70926 to cancel your place for the coming weeks.

If you or anyone you know needs the Meals on Wheels Service please contact the office on (029) 70926 (please leave a message if no answer) or <email>

Thank you & stay safe.

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

We thank Presenter, John Greene for the advance information on this Sunday (8th March 2020) evening’s programme on C103 at 7.  (S.R.)

On this week’s edition of Where the road takes me’, John Greene concludes the two part programme which pays tribute to Terry McCarthy, the former Dixies lead singer who died suddenly last year.

Family, friends and fellow singers will  again remember tales of a man who was comfortable singing any type of song, be it pop, ballads or opera. 

Joe Mac remembers the initiation ceremony they prepared for the newest member of the Dixies in Abu Dhabi.

Eddie Fuller tells us why Terry was an ideal candidate to join Brian Callanan and the late Hugh Moynihan when his plans for the ‘Cork Tenors’ were gaining momentum.

And although he was a ‘divil’ for losing his lyrics, singer Lorraine Manley says that Terry always found them at the right moment and was a pleasure to work with.  [read more …] ““Where the Road Takes Me” at 7pm this Sunday on C103″

Language and Culture Night 2020 (amended date)

This year’s Language and Culture Night will now take place in Millstreet Community School library/canteen on Thursday 23rd April beginning at 7pm.  This important annual event will once again recognise and celebrate the different nationalities and cultures that are represented within our community.  Everyone is welcome to attend.  Admission is free.  More details to follow.

Thanks for supporting the fundraising efforts of Millstreet students going to Lourdes as helpers

A big thank you to everyone who supported the fundraising efforts of Ria Buckley and Hannah Keane (5th year students at Millstreet Community School) over the last three months.  They will will travelling with the Irish Pilgrimage Trust as helpers at Easter.  The travel and accommodation cost for student helpers on the pilgrimage is €675/person.  These costs have now been covered and an extra €1017.50 has been raised on top of this which go towards the fundraising efforts of Group 126, which is the Irish Pilgrimage Trust group the girls will be travelling with.

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

We thank Presenter John Greene for advance information regarding this evening’s programme on C103 on 16th Feb. 2020.  (S.R.)

In 1921, and a few weeks before the truce, a young Jack Breen refused to leave the bedside of his dying mother and evacuate their hotel, as the IRA came to blow up the adjacent Brandy Hall Bridge on the outskirts of Castletownbere.

On this week’s edition of ‘Where the road takes me’,  John Greene returns to the area where he was born, reared and reluctantly educated.

Close by and accompanied by an old school friend, they view the reluctant path once taken by many to Brandy Hall National School and the ruins of a handball alley which doubled as a ‘sporting centre of excellence’ for the local youth.

In the first of a two part programme, we base ourselves in what was once Jack Breen’s Hotel, now the Millbrook Bar, run by his daughter Mary.

We meet Mary’s daughter, Dr. Fiona Kelly who was voted the best rural GP in the country last year.

We hear about local born journalist and MP Tim Harrington who was responsible for bringing an end to Gladstone’s Government in the UK

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

Playground Donation Thank You

Millstreet Town Park Committee wish to thank  Ursula Pomeroy of Pomeroy’s Clara Inn for her  very generous  donation to the Playground Project.  We are hugely appreciative to Ursula and all our local businesses, clubs, schools, Creches and individual Sráiders at home and away who have been so generous to date.   Please continue to support our local entities  as they give back to our community.  We are still accepting donations and we would be delighted to receive any and all  amounts.    [read more …] “Playground Donation Thank You”

William Byrne, Constable / Sergeant R.I.C (Millstreet 1914-1922)

A native of Carlow, William Byrne was an RIC constable who was stationed in Kilmurray until he married Mary Riordan from Crookstown.  He was moved away from Kilmurray after marrying (normal protocol), and transferred to Millstreet after marrying  in 1914,  and remained here until the breakup of the RIC in 1922, being promoted to sergeant in 1920.

[read more …] “William Byrne, Constable / Sergeant R.I.C (Millstreet 1914-1922)”

Playground Donation Thank You 

Millstreet Town Park Committee wish to thank Kevin Hickey of  Kevin Hickey Auto Repairs  for his very generous donation to the Playground Project.  Great to have another local business continue to support our Town Park into the New Year.  If you are in business locally and want to help us reach our goal of launching the brand new Playground in time for Summer 2020 we would be delighted to receive any financial contribution.. every little helps.

TO DONATE: you may

(1) lodge online to Millstreet Town Park bank account at IBAN: IE61 BOFI 9058 0332 1050 69, BIC:BOFIIE2
(2) lodge cash or cheque in person  at Millstreet Credit Union – reference Millstreet Town Park account
(3) send a cheque payable to ” Millstreet Town Park ” care of  FAS Offices, Millstreet Community Gym,  Millstreet

If you wish to confirm your donation we would be delighted to hear from you at  <millstreettownpark@gmail.com>

[read more …] “Playground Donation Thank You “

Millstreet Community Council

Millstreet Community Council Ltd would like to thank most sincerely everyone who generously donated to their recent Church Gate Collection. This money is vital to help us continue to contribute to local activities such as school projects, events and maintenance of our premises.

A special word of thanks to Sergeant Paul Lynch & the Gardai, the businesses, organisations, groups and individuals who made all the events this year possible which included the St. Patrick’s Day Parade, Party in the Park, the parade for the European Mounted Games Championships & Culture Night. Thanks, is also due to the businesses & outlets who are facilitating us with the distribution of the Text Alert Forms & the Calendars for 2020. We would also like to thank the local community for continuing to support the use of the Astro Turf Pitch, the Gym & the Creche. The key to the success of our events & facilities is down to Eily Buckley, John Tarrant, Seán Radley & the millstreet.ie team, and Sharon Lane for their advertising. Finally, thanks to Billy Sheehan of the Wallis Arms Hotel for accommodating us for our meetings throughout the year.

The Community Council Ltd Committee would like to wish everyone a Happy Christmas and a peaceful and prosperous 2020!

“Where the Road Takes Me” 7pm C103 This Sunday

We thank Presenter John Greene for information regarding this evening’s programme.  (S.R.)

This Sunday evening on ‘Where the road takes me’, we feature the last journey into the archives covering a period of thirty years.

From May of 1997 during a two day visit to Cape Clear Island, John Greene spoke to retired seaman Connie O’Donoghue and retired pilot Duncan MacLachlainn.  Connie had witnessed a number of his colleagues and fellow islanders perish, when a German submarine attacked his convoy off Tory island during WW11.

Duncan who was from East Cork, speaks mainly about his role as Secretery of the island branch of the IFA, and his hopes for the future of islanders and island farmers.

And during a visit to Tralee in 2013 we meet two former showband stars – Paddy Day who was a member of the Jim Cantwell Showband, and Tommy O’Connor from DJ Curtin and the Kerry Blues. [read more …] ““Where the Road Takes Me” 7pm C103 This Sunday”