Road to Killarney to Close for two weeks

Kerry County Council have issued a notice to close the N72 National Secondary Road between Barraduff and Rathmore, from 8:00am on next Monday 17th May 2021 to 5:00pm Monday 31st May 2021 (two weeks).

The diversion to Killarney from Millstreet will be through Macroom, so what is normally 33kms from Millstreet to Killarney, now becomes ~63km each way. Traffic goin from Mallow to Killarney on the N72 will also be diverted through Millstreet, so expect increased traffic in town for the two weeks.

[Kerry County Council notice to close the road]
[Diversion Map]

Boherbue National School General Purpose Room Fundraising

Buy a ticket to help Boherbue National School fundraise for their General Purpose Room. Buy a ticket early, and you will be in with a change of winning an early bird prize of €10,000 for all tickets purchased by 24th June along with monthly draws and the BIG PRIZE in December.👉🏻🔑🏡

More details on the Boherbue NS GP Room page, and also on


Please support Guidedog Day Friday 7th May

This is Bracken who is going to change someone’s life. She is being raised locally by a family for 12 to 15 months and will go on to become a Guidedog to a vision impaired person or as an Assistant Dog for a family of a child with autism.
Please support Guidedog Day Friday 7th May .
You can donate online

First Southern Division of the IRA was formed at a meeting held in Kippagh

100 years ago yesterday (April 26th 1921), the First Southern Division of the IRA was formed at a meeting held in Kippagh near Millstreet, Cork. This was a major move in the divisionalisation of the IRA. It consists of the 3 Cork Brigades, the 3 Kerry Brigades, the 2 Waterford Brigades.

If anyone knows where to find more information on the meeting, please do let us know.

[read more …] “First Southern Division of the IRA was formed at a meeting held in Kippagh”

Millstreet CS students success in Certified Irish Angus Producer Group competition

The Certified Irish Angus Producer Group runs an annual competition for schools, where students do a project to raise awareness of the Angus beef brand. Michael O’Keeffe and Béibhinn Moynihan (Transition Year) have produced a three-minute video with information on Angus cattle, the sponsors (Kepak, ABP and Certified Irish Angus Producer Group) and how the brand can be promoted ( Michael and Béibhinn are now through to the semi-final where they will be interviewed on their work and research to date. Success here means they will receive five Angus calves to raise and finish. 

Michael and Béibhinn both come from farms and study Agricultural Science in Millstreet Community School, and are developing their interest in the agricultural industry through this project 

This exciting competition challenges students to rear five Angus calves over eighteen months while completing a research project. The initiative aims to promote the Certified Irish Angus brand while educating students about the care and attention required to produce quality beef for consumers. 

Each group also benefits from the proceeds raised through the sale of the animals at the end of the competition. The overall winners also receive a bursary towards further education. 


Eco UNESCO project by Millstreet Community School TY students

Let us introduce ourselves, our names are Molly Morley, Katie Morley and Amy Hickey and we are Transition Year students here in Millstreet Community School. As a part of our TY year, we got the opportunity to enter an Environmental Competition called Eco UNESCO and the title of our Project is “Did You Ever Think How Much a Thumbs Up Costs?”. When school closed in March, due to the global pandemic we were forced attend school virtually over zoom and emails and this got us thinking about the vast number of e-mails sent every day, which led us to explore if the online world is really free.

Ways to save our environment have been very topical recently and we are led to believe that using electric cars will reduce our carbon emissions dramatically. But, did you ever think that sending one less email could do the same thing? For most of us the answer is no because we never think of it unless it is money out of our pockets, we are led to believe that the digital world is free while in fact, it has an environmental cost. If sending an e-mail cost us physical money, then perhaps we would be a lot more conscious and conservative in what we send. For example, our age group could send at least a hundred snaps a day most consisting of either one word or an emoji. If we had to pay, say five cents for each one, we would be a lot more careful.  From a survey we did 62% of people agreed or strongly agreed that the number of emails they send and receive has dramatically increased due to the global pandemic.

From background research we found The Guardian newspaper told us that in a study done last year, if every person in the UK sent one less email, it could cut the carbon output by more than 16,000 tonnes each year. This amount of carbon is equivalent to 80,000 people or 444 plane loads flying from London to Madrid. We also discovered that streaming Netflix for 30 minutes is the equivalent to driving half a mile in your car in terms of Co2 emissions.  If we don’t reduce our online interactions, purely renewable energy isn’t enough to power these centres. If we each commit to making changes to our online habits like if we cut down on the amount of emojis we send, we are contributing to putting a stop to global warming by a split-second decision. We are the answer to this problem. We are the reason these centres are running and emitting carbon dioxide into our atmosphere.

We conclude that the digital world is a substantial contributor to our environmental problem having more carbon emissions than the aviation industry. However, we are completely responsible for them and even though we can’t see or smell these emissions like we might from a car – they are there!  If we each reduced these unnecessary social interactions by even three a day, the amount of work to be done in processing and storing would be greatly reduced thus using less energy and saving the environment. So, the next time you plan on sending a smiley face or a thumbs up as a superfluous answer, ask yourself the question, do I need to!


Fundraiser Drive for Millstreet Primary Schools

Millstreet Primary Schools Parents Association, would like to ask people to help in this years fundraising for the Presentation N.S. and Scoil Mhuire B.N.S.

Usually, they have put on Quizzes, Disco’s and Church Gate Collections to help raise money, and after expenses of First Holy Communion and any gifts, the money left over would be divided between the schools.

So, the Parents Association decided to stay safe within the current regulations, and have set up a Go Fund Me page as their main Fundraiser for the year, and hopefully we will be able to have our usual events next year.

Link to the Go Fund Me Page:  Go Fund me Page

Another way to pay is directly into the Assn’s Bank account, details can be got by messaging the Assn directly on their Facebook Page Link for Facebook

Also, the Parents Assn would like to say a ‘Big Thank You’ to all the Children, Principals, Teachers, Parents, Grandparents, Past Pupils, Families, Local Businesses and Friends who have supported the Primary Schools Parents Assn in the past, and anything you can spare would be gratefully received.

In previous years, the money has gone towards STEM equipment, Sports Equipment, New Desks, Novels for the classroom, and a portion was put towards the important purchase of a defibrillator, also a portion went towards installation of hot water in classrooms.  Sadly, with Covid_19, the Parents Assn have been unable to collect any money for the Schools, or put on their usual events, but they have continued to give gifts for the First Holy Communion, and ran for Halloween a Colouring Competition, Fancy Dress Competition plus a safe online Movie Night.  Also, they had fantastic entries for a Pancake Bake Off Competition, and not forgetting the St Patrick’s Day Video (which is still available for viewing on their Facebook page), thank you to all the children who took part.  And another competition is on until Friday 2nd April (See their previous post).

Current Committee, Michaela Donegan (Chair), Sinead Corkery (Secretary), Claire Twomey (Treasurer), Denise Buckley, Tracy Cronin, Kate Kelleher, Caitriona McCarthy, Marie Bourke, Mary Irish-Daniels.  New members are always welcome.

Easter Competition Millstreet Primary Schools Parents Association

Millstreet Primary Schools ‘Easter Nature Hunt’ Competition is open to all local Primary Schools, closing date Friday 2nd April 2021.

The children need to take photos of themselves with all the items to prove they have completed the Hunt, and send them into the Parents Assn’s Facebook page or email address, then completed entries will be entered into a draw on Saturday, for some lovely Goodies, just in time for Easter.  It means you don’t have to go rushing out to do this, just get your entry in by next Friday 2nd April evening to get into the draw.

Prizes have been sponsored by Herlihy Centra Millstreet and O’Keeffe’s Supervalu Millstreet, the Parents Association would like to say ‘Thank You’ for the prizes.

Link to the Parents Assn Facebook page

Eily’s Report – 23rd March

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

This week I have to admit that I befriended the crow. I took pity on him,  (so few  people do)  I told myself that he has to have a life that he too wants to meet a partner, build a nest and rear a family as his forebears have been doing since time began. I like to give my spare food to the birds ,one crow waits on the wire and when I throw it out he will call all the others. They come in droves and in no time the place is picked clean. One fellow seemed a bit different from the others I don’t know why  but for the past number of days he had been hovering around a little lady crow. As the days went on they seemed to distance themselves from the main flock. At times he would do a little dance around her with one wing fanned out along the ground as he uttered some crow sounds. Just like you’d see on a David Attenborough program. Alas she often pretended she didn’t know he was there and she would eat her fill and wing it off to the next feeding ground over the hedge. But they must have reached an agreement because he was busy in my garden since then collecting dry matter to build his home in the rookery at the far off side of the valley. I couldn’t believe how far he had to go with his overpacked beak of his building material. ‘t’would  be over half a mile around the road but not to him, he took the route as the crow flies. They still come for my scraps, steal some of my birdseed and some day I imagine they will be back with a flock of their own to clean up my lawn.

[read more …] “Eily’s Report – 23rd March”

A Very Happy St. Patrick’s Day 2021!

Lá Fhéile Pádraig Sona daoibh go léir from Cloghoula N.S..

Beutifully decorated window for St. Patrick’s Day 2021…at the Randles Family Home in Minor Row, Millstreet.  Tap on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.)

Wonderfully colourful window display at O’Leary Family Butcher’s Store at The Square, Millstreet.

[read more …] “A Very Happy St. Patrick’s Day 2021!”

Acknowledgement and First Anniversary of Neilie O’Leary Toorbona and Holland

The family of the late Neilie O’Leary wish to thank most sincerely all those who sympathised with us on the death of Neilie. We are deeply grateful to all those who attended his removal and Mass from near and far – his friends who came over from Holland and those who sent Mass Cards and flowers. We thank Canon John Fitzgerald who celebrated Neilie’s Mass and Sharon and Julie for their kindness. A special thanks to Davy, Cora and Timmy of Tarrant’s undertakers for their compassion and professionalism and the Doctor’s and Nurses of Cork University Hospital who cared for Neilie during his short illness. As it would not be possible to thank everybody individually, please accept this acknowledgement as an expression of our gratitude and appreciation to all. Mass has been offered for your intentions. Neilie’s 1st anniversary Mass is on Saturday March 13th at 6.30 in St Patrick’s Church Millstreet and will be live streamed on Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam dilis.

Keep Our Banks Open Meeting -Liadh Ní Riada


Thursday, 11 March 2021 at 19:00 UTC
Price: free
Public Anyone on or off Facebook
Kanturk and Millstreet BOI branches have been marked for closure.
For our towns and communities to thrive, we need our local bank branches to stay open.
If you would like to attend the zoom meeting please email
Michelle Shahid  – <email>
John Buckley –  <email>


More information and details on their  Facebook page 

What does St Patrick’s Day mean to you?

What does St Patrick’s Day mean to you?  Millstreet Parents Assn has asked the Primary School children that very question.

To some of us it can mean going to St Patrick’s Church for mass, meeting friends and listening to the wonderful music.  It maybe visiting family and going to the St Patrick’s Day Parade.

This year, sadly, we wont be able to do any Parades or go to Mass together, so instead of a Parade etc this year The Millstreet Parents Assn has invited the children from the Presentation N.S. and Scoil Mhuire B.N.S. to send in maybe a Photograph or Video of up to 20 seconds of who they want to wish Happy St Patrick’s day to (maybe someone out of the area or abroad they haven’t seen in a long time, or a relation they miss), perhaps play some music, or even have their own mini parade, even if they want to do a picture or Art, a poem, but the idea is for the children to say what St Patrick’s Day means to them.

The Parents Assn need all Photo’s/video’s and art pieces sent in by Friday 12th March 7pm and they will put them together for viewing in our own Primary Schools St Patrick’s virtual Parade on the 17th March.  By sending it in, it is accepted consent has been given to show the clips/art on the Facebook page of The Millstreet Parents Assn and other social media platforms, this way any wishes you want sending to people will be able to seen.

But this will only work if the children take part, so let prove that St Patrick’s Day is still special to everyone.


Millstreet Parents Association Pancake Competition

Millstreet Parents Association would like to thank all the talented children who sent in entries from both the Presentation N.S. and Scoil Mhuire B.N.S.  The children sent in a lot of fantastic pictures of how they like to have their Pancakes, lots of wonderful designs and colours, I am told it made the decision of who the winner was such a hard job.  Here are the pictures, some great talent here I think you’ll agree.

Also if you would like to follow the Millstreet Parents Association on Facebook the link is

Michaela Dennehy, Age 8
2nd Class Presentation N.S.

Millstreet Parish Newsletter 14th February 2021



Sixth Sunday of Ordinary Time

14th February  2021

Canon John Fitzgerald P.P.   

Tel Nos. Millstreet 029-70043/Mobile 087-7752948

Email:  millstreet



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:

RECENT DEATHS:   Kathleen Naughton, (nee Murphy), Killarney & Ahane, Cullen

ANNIVERSARIES: Danny, Eileen, Pat & Mary Teresa Buckley, Liscahane; James O’Byrne, West End; Sr. Florence O’Sullivan, Drishane Convent; Pauline Lyons, Dooneen; Jerome O’Riordan, Dromsicane; Billy Murphy, Coole; Michael Casey, Toorenbawn; John & Margaret Mullane, Coolikerane; Nellie White, Ballydaly; Mary O’Mahony, Meenagloherane; Mary, Neily & Eddie O’Sullivan, Lyreaoune; Desmond Kelleher, Kilmeedy & Australia.


 SATURDAY 13th February at 6.30p.m:   Agnes & Tim Kiely, The Bridge.

SUNDAY 14th February at 11.30a.m.: Donal & Nora Murphy, Killarney Road, The deceased members of the Murphy Family; Mary & Noel Horgan, Cork;  James Murphy, Cork.

MONDAY 15th February at 7.30p.m: Séamus Murphy, Ballydaly  (recently deceased)

TUESDAY 16th February at 10.00a.m: John Linehan, Dooneen & Cullen  (recently deceased);  Julia & Daniel Duggan, Claraghatlea

WEDNESDAY 17th February at 10.00a.m: ASH WEDNESDAYPauline & Dan Lyons, Dooneen; Thomas & Eileen O’Mahony, Kilmeedy.

THURSDAY 18th February at 10.00a.m.: Bridget & James Burke, Murphy’s Tce., their daughters Breeda Hickey & Sheila (Judy) & her husband Noel Doocey.

FRIDAY 19th February at 7.00p.m.:   Stations of the Cross followed by Mass at 7.30p.m. for Patrick & Kitty McCarthy,  Donoughmore & James & Julia Cotter, Mill View 

SATURDAY 20th February at 10.00a.m: Kathleen O’Sullivan, Gortavehy  (recently deceased)

SATURDAY 20th February at 6.30p.m: Paddy Murphy, Gurrane, Carriganima

SUNDAY 21st February at 11.30a.m: Peter Roche, Drishanebeg   [read more …] “Millstreet Parish Newsletter 14th February 2021”

Any help or suggestions?

This is a long shot but I have a question for you.
My Grandparents lived in Meenskeehy, Derrinagree. Their names were Daniel and Nora (nee Desmond) Cronin. He died circa 1934 and she died December 27 1963.
They are buried in Nohoval cemetery.
I have looked at records available to me online but I cannot find where exactly they are buried.
I am wondering where records of their deaths would be recorded.
I appreciate any help or suggestions you would have for me.
Noreen Cronin
Co Kerry

“Lunchtime Favourites” Sunday 24th Jan. 2021 – 12.30 to 1.30pm

Mass of Remembrance for all those who died in the Parish of Millstreet over the past year. Concelebrated Mass on Sat. 23rd Jan. 2021 in St. Patrick’s Church, Millstreet with Canon John Fitzgerald, P.P. and Fr. James McSweeney. Tap on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)

We invite you to submit your Requests for our weekly Music Request Show “Lunchtime Favourites” (Sunday, 24th Jan. 2021) on Cork Music Station which is broadcast today from 12:30pm until 1.30pm.   This is our fourth Lunchtime programme of the New Year where our songs and music are full of variety.   We feature songs by Breeda Tarrant, Jim Lyons, Colin Paul, The Taylor Brothers, Les Paul and Mary Ford…plus the music of the Allow Céilí Band, James Last, Mantovani and lots more.  Just email your requests anytime either to corkmusicstation OR to millstreetmuseum or text/WhatsApp to 086 825 0074.   Or check out the Seán Radley Facebook Page.  And we chat about these images  during our Show. (S.R.)

Two new handrails have recently been installed at St. Patrick’s Church, Millstreet.

[read more …] ““Lunchtime Favourites” Sunday 24th Jan. 2021 – 12.30 to 1.30pm”

Millstreet Parish Newsletter 17th January 2021



Second Sunday of Ordinary Time

17th January  2021

Canon John Fitzgerald P.P.   

Tel Nos. Millstreet 029-70043/Mobile 087-7752948

Email:  millstreet



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:

RECENT DEATHS:   Tomás Ó Mainín, Ballyferriter;  Eileen Murphy (née O’Leary), Louisville, Kentucky & Adrivale, Millstreet.

ANNIVERSARIES:  Chrissie Mullane, Dromnahilla; Patie O’Mahony, Lackabawn; Jackie Murphy, 12 The Tanyard & the deceased members of the Murphy Family, Church Street;  May O’Sullivan, Minor Row;  Margaret Murphy, Pound Hill; Maura Dowling, Murphy’s Terrace;  Hannah Kelleher, The Bridge; Bina Duggan, West End;  Nora Garvey, Killarney Road; Sonny Murphy, Clarabeg; Peggie & Jerry Horgan, Ballydaly; Art, Jackie & Margaret O’Connor, Nohovaldaly; James, Mary & the deceased members of the Hickey family, Derragh; Michael Herlihy, Knockane; Joan Lynch-Crean, Cullen; Denis Duggan, Carriganima. 


SATURDAY 16th January at 6.30p.m:   Joan Duggan, West End &

John, Margaret, Ka & Eileen Duggan.

SUNDAY 17th January at 11.30a.m.: Fr. Joe Murphy, West End

MONDAY 18th January at 7.30p.m: Sonny & Anna Marie Murphy, Clarabeg 

TUESDAY 19th January at 10.00a.m: John & Joan O’Connor, Ballinkeane

WEDNESDAY 20th January at 10.00a.m: People of the Parish

FRIDAY 22nd  January at 10.00a.m: Bina & Timmy Duggan and

Nora Creedon, West End

SATURDAY 23rd January at 6.30p.m: Mass for those who died in our Parish

November 2019 to December 2020

SUNDAY 24th January at 11.30a.m: Peter & Nora Dineen, Cloghoula [read more …] “Millstreet Parish Newsletter 17th January 2021”

Mallow Credit Union’s Christmas donation to Cork SVPs

Many families will face impossible choices this Christmas and requests from families to SVP are expected to exceed 160,000 this yearIt’s been a difficult year for St Vincent de Paul too, whose traditional fundraising efforts have been thrown into chaos with their SVP shops closed for so long and collections interrupted.

The board of Management at Mallow Credit Union felt that their annual Christmas donation to the SVP was more important than ever and wanted to show their support to the tireless efforts of the SVP. It was agreed to support the SVP groups within Mallow Credit Union’s Common Bond, with a total of €5,000 being donated across North Cork & West Limerick.

Tomas O Neill, CEO of Mallow Credit Union said “We have a long-standing relationship with the Saint Vincent de Paul in our areas and see just how much of a positive impact they have to the lives of families in our community each year. We are grateful to be able to continue to support their fundraising efforts this year and would like to wish all the SVP staff and volunteers a happy Christmas & peaceful New Year.”

svpMallow: Sr Marcella O’connell, Helen Stafford & Andy Murphy in Mallow

[read more …] “Mallow Credit Union’s Christmas donation to Cork SVPs”

Millstreet Calendar 2021- Only 25 left

Only 25 calendars are now left to purchase from the following outlets; Guerin’s Ballydaly, Herlihy’s Centra, O’Regan Mills, Wordsworth, Supervalu, Coleman’s Centra & Dairygold Co-op at a cost of €7.

The organisation nominated to benefit from the proceeds this year is the Canon O’Donovan Centre, (Meals on Wheels Service) Clara Road, Millstreet.

The calendar will make an ideal Christmas gift for family & friends, at home & abroad.