Calling all teachers! Cork Youth Dramafest

Cork Youth Dramafest
Office: Deerpark CBS, St. Patricks Road,
Tel: 087 – 382 – 19 – 11         


Calling all teachers!   Enter any class group into above festival / competition, which is open to all sizes and kinds of class group, including special needs groups.   Our Dramafest is more about participation than about winning!   So, get the kids on stage – before a live audience!

 Type of Drama: Any performance that falls between 10 and 30 mins –

single scene, one act play, mime, original script, individual performance, duo performance, individual performance, choral verse.

Adjudication:  by experienced and understanding adjudicator. Several awards.

Venue: State of the art school stage at Deerpark CBS, Cork City.

Dramafest Date: Wed. March 21st 2018.

Further Info – Contact Bill at 087 – 382 – 1911 or Aaron at 085 – 704 – 9617.


Parish Newsletter – 15th October, 2017

Twenty-Eigth Sunday in Ordinary Time – 15th October, 2017
Canon John Fitzgerald P.P.
Tel Nos. Millstreet 029-70043/Mobile 087-7752948
Email: <email>
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: Christy O’Leary, Knocknagree; Catherine Buckley, The Hall, Kilcorney, Brendan O’Connor, late of Umeraboy.

Mass Intentions this Week-end:
Saturday 14th October:
Millstreet Vigil 6.30 p.m. Jer, Nora Mary & Kathleen Lane, Ballinatona.
Sunday 15th October:
Ballydaly 9.00 a.m.
Cullen 10.15 a.m. Harvest Mass: Kathleen & Timmy O’Sullivan Ballydaly
Millstreet 11.30 a.m. John D., Noreen & Mary Murphy, Inchileagh.

ANNIVERSARIES: Elizabeth Dennehy, Pound Hill; Peter O’Sullivan, Cloghoulamore; Pat Joe Murphy, Coolinarne; Frank & Catherine O’Riordan, Ballinatona; Andrew Guerin, Ballydaly; Bridie Herlihy, Glountane; Ian O’Dowling, Cork.  [read more …] “Parish Newsletter – 15th October, 2017”

It Has Been Many Years Ago

It has been many years ago since her hair was chestnut brown
Since she pedalled on her bicycle on the streets of Millstreet Town
She left the Town in view of Clara Hill a few years short of her life’s prime
More than half of a century from then to now she is showing the wear of time

A seventy six years old widowed grandmother she has known of a better day
All she has left are the memories of her first home far away
Where she attended the convent school and into a beautiful young woman grew
One of the great beauties of the town her equals only few

[read more …] “It Has Been Many Years Ago”

“Where the Road Takes Me” with John Greene on C103 This Evening at 7

We thank Presenter John Greene for advance notice re this evening’s programme.  (S.R.)

In the second of a two part programme on Where the road takes me, John Greene speaks to Trevis Gleason about life with MS. Gleason is adamant that he doesn’t ‘suffer’ from it, but lives with Multiple Sclerosis.

While no longer cheffing for a living, Trevis still enjoys cooking. With that in mind, we introduce him to a number of local artisan food producers, and using their products, he tells us how to properly cook fish.

[read more …] ““Where the Road Takes Me” with John Greene on C103 This Evening at 7″

Aidan Burke Memorial Trophy

[please note the change of times from the original posting]

to be played over the next two weekends:
Friday 4th @ 7pm, Saturday 5th@ 2pm, or
Friday 11th @ 7pm, Saturday 12th @ 2pm.
If you are a member of the Pitch & Putt Club and your name is not on a team, please let us know and we will include you.

INVINCIBLES: Ian Brophy (Captain), Eoin Tarrant, Danny O’Riordan, Evan Burke, Mairead Reen, Colm O’Connor, Liam Gallagher, Micheal Hurley, Luke O’Connor

LETHALS: Luke Kelleher (Captain), Cian O’Connor (Stn.Rd.) Lauren Corcoran Eoin Guiney Deirdre Looney Derry Sheehan Chris Twomey Denis Hickey Conor Lehane

FANTASTICS: Fionn Murphy (Captain) Conor Kelleher Michael Thornton Joan Casey Barry Frazer John Twomey John Randles Adam Lyons Sean Murphy

SUPBERBS: Shane Cronin (Capt) Jack Tarrant Eamonn Guiney Eamonn O’Shea Deirdre Tracey Diarmuid Frazer Willie O’Keeffe Tadhg O’Flynn Simon Murphy

ACTIVES: Alan McAuliffe (Capt) Tom O’Connor Hugh Keane Oisin McCarthy Yvonne Sadlier Matt Dennehy Anthony Dennehy Caitriona Lehane Denis Twomey

LIVELY: Liam O’Mahony (Captain) William McCarthy Daniel Carbery Oran Kiely Mary O’Mahony Denis Kiely Donal Guiney Christopher Byrnes Michael Cotter

ENERGETICS: Evelyn McCarthy (Capt) Evan O’Mahony Adam Kelleher Kate Tangney Tadhg Sheehan Patsy Corcoran Denis Tangney Eamonn McCaul Colin Murphy Marie Casey

COURAGEOUS: Cian O’Connor (Colm) Capt Nicholas Buckley Stephen Lyons Teddy Sheehan Daragh Pierce Theresa Kelleher Tommy Tucker Brian O’Leary Brian O’Sullivan Denis Breen

ADVENTUROUS: Aine Tarrant (Capt) Sean Flynn Conor Casey Cathal O’Shea Fia Hurley Tim Kiely Connie Cotter Shane Browne Catherine Hurley

MARVELS: Maeve Flynn (Captain) John B Sheehan Ronan Corcoran Breda Cremin Frank Reen Maurice Guiney Micheal Dennehy Aoife Casey Pat Breen

For Sale: Tarrants, ‘The Bridge Bar’, Millstreet, Co. Cork

Substantial Lounge Bar/ Premises with Overhead Living Accommodation,
Full Head Height Basement Underneath, and Large Garden at Rear.

The Bridge Bar is a well and long established 7 day Licensed premises enjoying a good local trade. The property has good street frontage and located in a prime location.

The property is well laid out with spacious lounge/ bar, games room and smoking area facilities to the rear.

It has very good living accommodation overhead and has full head height basement with access for barrels from the street.

The property is in excellent condition throughout and has the benefit of large garden at rear with vehicular access to the main street.  [read more …] “For Sale: Tarrants, ‘The Bridge Bar’, Millstreet, Co. Cork”

“Radio Treasures” Tonight from 9.30 to 11.00 on Cork Music Station

Among the many items about which we shall be chatting on “Radio Treasures” tonight … Reviewing our recent Pilgrimage to Knock Shrine, Co. Mayo.  Lots of excellent music from all over the world and of course, Ireland.   And musings aplenty also. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.) To access the programme please tune into Do log into the Seán Radley Facebook to communicate with the Show or text 086 825 0074.   Happy Listening!  (S.R.)

We feature Norah’s magnificent song on our programme tonight. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)

[read more …] ““Radio Treasures” Tonight from 9.30 to 11.00 on Cork Music Station”

What If I Never

What if i never see Millstreet Town or Claraghatlea again
Or walk in the old fields in the winds of rain
When the hawthorns are cloaked in their blooms of white to gray
And the nesting birds are singing in the prime of the May

It was my love of adventure that brought me far south
Of the fields of the badger and the waterways of the brown trout
To the coastal countryside of emu, koala and gray kangaroo
And white long billed corella and dark brown yellow tailed black cockatoo
[read more …] “What If I Never”



  • Mowing.                                   
  • Tedding.
  • Raking.
  • Baling.
  • Drawing and stacking.

  • Re- seeding for stitching into permanent grass or sprayed off ground.
  • Spraying.
  • Agitating.
  • Slurry spreading (Raingun 2250).
  • Lime spreading.
  • Fertilizer spreading with tractor/ quad.
  • Tractor and dump trailer.
  • 5 Ton mini digger for farm or home improvements/ site establishment.

[read more …] “AGRI CONTRACTOR”

Parish Newsletter – The Ascension of the Lord – 28th May, 2017


The Ascension of the Lord – World Communications Day – 28th May, 2017
Canon John Fitzgerald P.P.  
Tel Nos. Millstreet 029-70043/Mobile 087-7752948
Email:  <email>
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:  Nora Ring (nee Condon), Doon; Fr. Jim Downey, Castleisland

Mass Intentions this Week-end:

Saturday 27th May:
Millstreet Vigil 6.30 p.m. Andrew O’Sullivan & the deceased members of the O’Sullivan Family, Main Street
Sunday 28th May:
Ballydaly   9.00 a.m.  Connie McSweeney, Gortavehy
Cullen      10.15 a.m.          The Deceased members of the O’Donoghue Family, Gortnacreeha
Millstreet 11.30 a.m.                          Lena Cronin, Pound Hill     

Anniversaries: Eddie Ambrose, Murphy’s Terrace; Kathleen Forde, Murphy’s Terrace; Matt & Ellen Cleary, Murphy’s Terrace & the deceased members of the Cleary Family; Peggy & Denny Twomey, The Bridge; Teresa Tangney, Main Street; Sonny Dennehy, Gneeves; John Francis Ryan, Cockhill; Pat & Kit Cashman, Tullig; Donal O’Riordan, Tullig; Annie, David & Gerard Sheehan, Carrigacooleen;  Tade Corkery, Dooneen; Jack & Anges Kelleher, Currow; Hugh O’Keeffe, Glountane & Boherbue; Richard Hartigan, Derrinagree; Mary Curtin,  Kiskeam; Ellen Scannell, Rylane; Sr. Kathleen O’Riordan, Magheramore & Laught.  [read more …] “Parish Newsletter – The Ascension of the Lord – 28th May, 2017”

Millstreet Vintage Club on RTÉ’s “Nationwide” Tonight at 7pm

Update: if you missed it, you can see the programme on the RTE Player here

On Sat. 1st April RTÉ’s “Nationwide” Team visited Millstreet to film over 40 Ford Tractors for a Ford Centenary feature which will be broadcast tonight (Wednesday, 12th April 2017)at 7pm on RTÉ1 television. Here we view (in centre) Anne and Dan Barry with the RTÉ Team at the conclusion of filming in the exquisite setting of Drishane Estate. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)
Filming took place at Lackabawn, through Millstreet Town and in Drishane.

And we feature further images from the very impressive vintage scenes in Millstreet. [read more …] “Millstreet Vintage Club on RTÉ’s “Nationwide” Tonight at 7pm”

Death Notice: Sr. Máirín Campbell, Infant Jesus Sister

CAMPBELL (Cork and Mayo): On April 2, 2017, suddenly at Cork University Hospital, SR. MÁIRÍN (Infant Jesus Sisters, Drishane), St. Joseph’s, Model Farm Road and late of Swinford. Deeply regretted by her loving brother Máirtín, sister-in-law Angela, nephews, nieces, grandnephews, grandnieces, relatives, her community and friends.

Reception prayers on Tuesday April 4th at 5.00pm in the Church of the Holy Spirit, Dennehy’s Cross. Requiem Mass on Wednesday April 5th at 12.00 noon. Funeral afterwards to the Convent Plot, Drishane Cemetery. “At dheis Dé go raibh a h-anam dílis”

Thanks for supporting for Fairtrade MS Ireland fundraisers

The Millstreet Community School Transition Year Development Education Committee have now successfully completed two fundraising events to raise money for MS Ireland.  Both events featured cakes and cookies that they themselves baked using Fairtrade ingredients such as sugar, coffee, and cocoa.

On Tuesday 28th February they hosted a coffee morning in the Parish Centre, which raised €506.  On Tuesday 28th March they held a bake sale in Millstreet Community School canteen.  They made €170 from this.  So a grand total of €676 was raised.  Thanks to everyone who supported these initiatives in any way.  The students involved in running both events are to be commended on their efforts.

‘The Buds of Ballybunion’ by John B. Keane at Millstreet Community School Note change of start time





TONIGHT (16th March, 2017)

TIME:  8.15pm 



PLACE: School Canteen

COST:  €8 Adults    €5 Children/Students


Thanks for supporting the Fairtrade Coffee Morning in aid of MS Ireland

Thank you to everyone who supported the Fairtrade Coffee Morning in aid of MS Ireland that took place on Tuesday 28th February in Millstreet Parish Centre.  A total of €486 was raised.

The event was organised by the Millstreet Community School Transition Year Development Education Group

Diarmuid Receives Teaching Hero Award

Mary Immaculate College lecturer and Millstreet native Diarmuid O’Driscoll, who is Head of Mathematics and Computer Studies at Mary Immaculate College, were amongst those recognised at a special awards ceremony held in Dublin Castle earlier this week. Diarmuid received his award from Prof. Mary McAleese (former president of Ireland)
[read more …] “Diarmuid Receives Teaching Hero Award”