Eily’s Report – 24th March

 

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

Another week on and we are still to the good, Buíochas le Dia. If there is anything good  to say about this present crisis, it has to be the weather. As they say  it is like the doctor ordered it. The whole world is in turmoil and new needs come on stream by the minute and new methods have to be found to try and meet them. For instance  test centres. They are popping up all over the place, in football pitches and other open areas.  The mild weather is playing it’s part. If we were getting wind and rain the temporary structures wouldn’t stand up to the pressure of elements and the important work of testing could not be held in such large numbers and by all accounts early detection is vital.

It is regrettable that we still have some people who  haven’t grasped the importance of isolation  and personal cleansing. You’d wish they would spare a thought for all our doctors, nurses, medical staff and volunteers who put their own lives in danger to save the rest of us. My heart goes out to them and to our medical people who are working abroad  and can’t ignore the call of home and come to help. They surely must be inspired by some super power that motivates them to turn a blind eye on their own safety to look after others. The whole world is in   their debt.                                                   At local level we are still trying to get used to the life-changing situation that we have found ourselves in. But we are getting there. Did we ever think that we would confine ourselves to a space of four feet in every direction. St. Patrick’s Day was different from anything that we have ever seen before. But to keep the custom alive in our hearts, families, who had no public parade to dress up for or watch, held their own ritual at home. Thanks to modern media the little  home-made parades were whisked off  to family and friends, on line where they could be watched over and over. Tri-colours were hung out and shamrock worn with pride. Letting the world know,            ‘that we shall overcome’.

[read more …] “Eily’s Report – 24th March”

Millstreet Museum Presented with the West End O’Connor Family Archive Collection

We at Millstreet Museum are so very grateful to have today (Monday, 23rd March 2020) been presented with what we shall now entitle “The West End O’Connor Family Archive Collection” which consists of a truly magnificent collection of historic newspapers with fascinating supplements especially from the 1932 Eucharistic Congress in Dublin as well as a wonderful selection of booklets and newscuttings of very real relevance to Millstreet.  Below we share 14 images of just some of this hugely appreciated Historic Collection which Mrs. F. O’Connor and Family of West End, Millstreet have shared with Millstreet Museum to be enjoyed by future generations.   Sincere thanks to Jerry O’Connor who delivered these treasures today to my home….within recommended social distancing measures.   The superb items will later be on display at our Museum Centre.   Tap on the images below to enlarge.  (S.R.) [read more …] “Millstreet Museum Presented with the West End O’Connor Family Archive Collection”

Broadcasts of Mass from Cork Music Station This Week

Cork Music Station will be broadcasting Mass from St. Patrick’s Church, Millstreet on the following days and times this week:

On Tuesday (24th March 2020), Wednesday and Thursday at 11.00am.

The “Radio Treasures Extra” programme will continue until 12 noon following the celebration of Mass by Canon John Fitzgerald, P.P..  (S.R.)

Millstreet Pictorial Updates – Monday, 23rd March 2020

Topics shared in our latest Millstreet Pictorial Updates include a view of the various ways by which Coronavirus COVID-19 is being dealt with in our area.   We note how Tubrid Holy Well has even more than usual candles lighting in the times we are experiencing.  Millstreet marks the centenary of the death of Cork’s Lord Mayor, Tomás Mac Curtain. Tap on the 14 images below to enlarge.  (S.R.) [read more …] “Millstreet Pictorial Updates – Monday, 23rd March 2020”

Issue 14 of “Discover Duhallow” Now Available

With some two pages of Millstreet-related photographs and a very interesting Guy’s Almanac description of Millstreet in 1914 – Issue 14 of “Discover Duhallow” is now available free of charge in local shops and outlets throughout Duhallow.   All Issues may also be viewed online – justGoogle “Discover Duhallow”.   We thank the IRD Duhallow Team who so wonderfully coordinate the fortnightly publication.   We illustrate some pages from the current issue.  Tap on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.)

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

We thank Presenter, John Greene for advance information regarding this evening’s programme – Sun. 22nd March 2020.  (S.R.)

The Showband era and a genuine concern for the environment, would rightly be regarded as an unusual combination or mix, for one radio programme.

But, not really however, when the main guest on the programme has a foothold in both.

On this week’s edition of Where the road takes me,  John Greene goes to visit Michael McCarthy, co-founding member of the Ritz Showband during the 1950s.

Michael is quick to admit that he is not an environmentalist in the Greta Thunberg sense, but he does share her concerns.

While also admitting to once being an offender himself, he now believes that saving the earth and the wildlife within, should start with the younger generation, and he has put the proverbial money where his mouth is. [read more …] ““Where the Road Takes Me” this Sunday at 7pm on C103″

Celebration of Mass Radio Broadcasts Schedule this Coming Week on Cork Music Station

Cork Music Station will be broadcasting Mass from St. Patrick’s Church, Millstreet on the following times this coming week:

Sunday, 22nd March 2020 at 12:30pm

On Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday at 11.00am.

Our broadcasts begin five minutes before the Celebration of Mass in our series “Radio Treasures Extra”.   On Sunday after our Mass broadcast we then continue with an interview with Liam Flynn one of the Coordinators of the recently formed COVID-19 Local Support Group.   The Sunday programme continues until 2pm with uplifting songs, music and chat.   To tune into our Radio Station simply tap on Cork Music Station.

Parish Newsletter – 22nd  March, 2020

PARISH NEWSLETTER
BALLYDALY-CULLEN-MILLSTREET
Fourth Sunday of lent – 22nd  March, 2020
Canon John Fitzgerald P.P.  
Tel Nos. Millstreet 029-70043/Mobile 087-7752948
<email>    dioceseofkerry.ie
PARISH OFFICE OPENING HOURS:
MONDAY-TUESDAY- WEDNESDAY-FRIDAY
10.00a.m.-1.00p.m. & 2.00p.m.-5.00p.m.

FOLLOWING GUIDELINES RECEIVED FROM THE DIOCESE OF KERRY IN THE CONTEXT OF COVID-19 PANDEMIC: THERE WILL BE NO PUBLIC CELEBRATION OF MASS UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.

 MASS SCHEDULE FOR THIS WEEK

SUNDAY 22nd MARCH:  11.30a.m.
Churches the bells will be rung at 11.00a.m. on Sunday
TUESDAY 24th MARCH:               10.00a.m.
WEDNESDAY 25th MARCH:        10.00a.m.
THURSDAY 26th  MARCH:           10.00a.m.

THESE MASSES WILL BE CELEBRATED BY FR. FITZGERALD BEHIND CLOSED DOORS & THEY WILL BE TRANSMITTED ON OUR CHURCH TV 

EACH OF THESE MASSES WILL BE TRANSMITTED ON RADIO ON

CORK MUSIC STATION (www.corkmusicstation.com)  one hour after the above times.

EXPOSITION IS CANCELLED IN ALL CHURCHES UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

CHURCH WILL REMAIN OPEN EVERY DAY                               

ANNIVERSARY LIST: Batt O’Keeffe, Mill View & Clara Road; Daniel Daly, The Bridge; Nora Creedon, West End;  Willie Gleeson, Clara Road; James Twohig, Aunagloor;  Cait & Diarmuid Cronin, Kilmeedy; Julia, Denny & Jerry Kelleher, Cahirdowney; Nora Kelleher, Kilmeedy Lower;  Kathleen Kelleher, Lackabawn & Nora Rae, Kilcorney; Madge & Michael Kelleher, Aubane; Breda Buckley, Coolnaguillagh; Peter Moynihan, Lackadota; Brendan Cronin, Dooneen;  Con O’Sullivan, Lyreaoune; Michael Mahony, Ballydaly; Michael & Theresa Herlihy, Cahirbarnagh; Andrew Patrick Guerin, Knocknagullane;  Kathleen Forde, Lislehane; Mary Hickey, Carrigaline; Leah Long, Ballingeary; Abby McCarthy, Cork & Millstreet;  J.J. O’Mahony, Clonakilty; Mary & Jack O’Brien, Carrigaline; Jerry Dennehy, Laught.

[read more …] “Parish Newsletter – 22nd  March, 2020”

Car Treasure Hunt

CANCELLED 🙁

WANT TO DO SOMETHING WITH THE FAMILY
WITHOUT LEAVING THE CAR??

Car Treasure Hunt next Saturday, the 28th March 2020 at 5.00pm.
Start and finish at Aubane Community Centre
Proceeds to Air Ambulance – Irish Community Rapid Response.

Have a fun evening out with the family without having to leave the car complying with all COVID 19 safety recommendations!

Paper/Electronic version available!
Price per car – €10.00.
Any Questions or Entries / Don O’Riordan – 087 2285570

What Matters

“What Matters” – I wrote this song at the start of the week on my way home to Millstreet from New York. I had to leave because of what is going on in the world at the moment. I’m lucky in a way because that decision is even harder for others who are facing and will face some very tough times. That unbelievable Irish community will get those people over there through it. As will our communities here. This song describes some tough situations but it is also written in the hope and knowledge that we’re going to come together and support each other through it. It’s an appreciation of everyone’s efforts and bravery. There is gratification growing in me right now for the small things in life and I hope this resonates with some if not many. Stay safe❤️ We can’t share a lot at the moment so it’s pretty safe to share this away mad – Darren Kiely

[read more …] “What Matters”

A Great Opportunity to Create a Time Capsule


This is a great opportunity for families to get creative and work as historians!

A time capsule is a historic cache of goods or information, usually intended as a deliberate method of communication with future people, and to help future archaeologists, anthropologists, or historians.

[read more …] “A Great Opportunity to Create a Time Capsule”

Staff Nurse Post at St. Joseph’s Community Hospital Millstreet

We have been requested (by Claire) to advertise for the Post of Staff Nurse for 30 Hours Per Week in St. Joseph’s Community Hospital, Millstreet

   Please Contact Millstreet Community Hospital on 029 70003/70050

Television Streamed Mass Schedule from Rathmore Church

St. Joseph’s Church Rathmore [Watch live]

YOU CAN BE PART OF OUR DAILY AND WEEKEND MASS FROM HOME

Join us from St. Joseph’s Church Rathmore for daily Mass through our Parish Television Streaming Service

Streamed Mass Schedule for the coming week

Saturday   21st March   7.00pm
Sunday     22nd   11.00am
Monday     23rd    7.00pm
Tuesday    24th    7.00pm
Wednesday 25th   7.00pm
Thursday 26th   7.00pm
Friday 27th  7.00pm
Saturday   28th   7.00pm
Sunday     29th  11.00am

How do I access this Mass? Just CLICK HERE or on the photo of the church above, and the live pictures from the church should come up. If that fails:

On Computer, iPad or Phone

Google Search   MCN MEDIA  KERRY   Click the image of   St Joseph’s Church, Rathmore

We thank Sharon Lane for this information.  (S.R.)

Celebration of Mass and Stations of the Cross at 11am on CMS

Cork Music Station broadcasts Mass and the Stations of the Cross at 11:00 this Friday morning (20th March 2020).   Next broadcast from St. Patrick’s Church, Millstreet is on Sunday, 22nd March at 12:30 pm when we shall be transmitting a recording of the 11:30 am Sunday Mass.  (S.R.)

Getting Out and About

Elizabeth sent us a little positivity this week with this view of Millstreet from Clara Mountain as many locals got out and enjoyed beautiful fresh air. A great way to lift the spirits in these days of social isolation which we are all asked to adhere to. It helps no end that the weather seems to have turned and though cool, little rain is forecast for the next week.

As well as the most popular up and down Clara, here in Millstreet we also have  the Clara Loop, Mushera, Comeenatrush, The Duhallow Way (east to west), the Ireland Way (north to south), for the more adventurous, but lots of other areas to walk where it is gentle and safe, like the Town Park, Drishane Road, the Boeing, Tubrid, Donoure, St. John’s Well.

IRD DUHALLOW also have details on a number of walkways in our area:  [read more …] “Getting Out and About”

Retro Drive-In Movies

Announcement from Retro Drive-In Movies 
**HUGE NEWS**
KILLARNEY – We are on the way!
Retro Drive-in Movies are rolling into Killarney to save you from the boredom!
Our Drive-in Movie Events are totally safe. You can stay in your car for the entire movie, bring the family without the worry. Limited to under 100 cars per screening.
INEC Car Park, Killarney, Co. Kerry This Weekend!
Limited Tickets On Sale Now at

Announcement – Millstreet Day Centre

Due to the on-going situation with the spread of the COVID-19 virus & following a directive from the HSE, we will be closing Millstreet Day Centre with immediate effect until further notice. The health & safety of our staff, clients and volunteers is of paramount importance throughout this developing situation.

Our kitchen will remain open & should you need Meals on Wheels delivered to your home or any other information please ring:
Office: (029) 70926
Kitchen: (029) 30998
Marie (manager): 087 9321617

We would like to thank everyone for their support & understanding at this time.

Presentation National School

Dear Families,
We appreciate that this is a difficult time for our pupils and their families and we are working to provide educational support in a different way than the norm.
With this in mind, we have sourced this comprehensive list of ideas and activities you might consider checking out to support your child during the coming weeks. Please remember that we will get through this together!
Stay safe and healthy!
Staff of Presentation N.S.  [1]

To download the list of ideas and activities (it’s a word document), click the image below or CLICK HERE.

 

Scoil Mhuire Boy’s National School – Book Collection

Scoil Mhuire Boy’s National School wish to give parents the opportunity to collect their child’s books from the school. Classrooms are being allocated separate days. Parents/children will not be able to enter school building. Please come to the front of the school, remain outside, and press buzzer. The teacher on duty that day will give out the child’s books either in a box or a clear plastic bag.

DAY ALLOCATION
MONDAY 23rdMr. O Connor  9:20 to 3:00 pm
TUESDAY 24th – Mrs. Curtin  9:20 to 3:00 pm
WEDNESDAY 25th – Miss Buckley  9:20 to 3:00 pm
THURSDAY 26th – Miss Guerin 9:20 to 3:00 pm

We plan to start using Edmodo to distribute schoolwork from next Wednesday on. Your child will be allocated a code to access this by your class teacher. In the meantime there are many great educational websites out there, however the website scoilnet is a great place to get educational content. Our school e-mail is <bnsmillstreet@gmail.com> should you have any queries or difficulties. We hope you all stay safe at this time.
Frank O Connor and staff, Scoil Mhuire BNS.

Scoil Mhuire Boy’s National School [GMaps]

Millstreet Meals on Wheels

The Millstreet Meals on Wheels service is available for anyone who needs it. All food is prepared in Millstreet Day Centre & we operate the service 5 days a week. You can order a hot dinner for as many days as you like, delivered to your door from Mon-Fri for just €6 a day.

A variety of meals are served throughout the week and the staff will endeavour to facilitate individual tastes when preparing meals.

If you or anyone you know would like to avail of the Meals on Wheels Service over the coming weeks please contact the office on (029) 70926 (please leave a message if no answer) or email <info@millstreetdaycentre.ie>

Thank you & stay safe.

Announcement from Thrift Shop

Due to the ongoing situation with the spread of the COVID-19 virus we will be closing The Thrift Shop in Millstreet with immediate effect until at least April 1st or longer as the situation requires. The health & safety of our staff, supporters and volunteers is of paramount importance throughout this developing situation. We would like to thank everyone for their support & understanding at this time. Thanks & stay safe!

Millstreet Pictorial Update Wednesday 18th March 2020

Millstreet 25 years to the very night since the World Boxing Event took place at Green Glens on 18th March 1995 we share a selection of images of Millstreet recorded on 18th March 2020.   Tap on the pictures to enlarge.  (S.R.) [read more …] “Millstreet Pictorial Update Wednesday 18th March 2020”

“Radio Treasures Extra” with Mass as Central Broadcast

With the celebration of Mass from St. Patrick’s Church as central to our daily morning broadcast from Cork Music Station we’ve decided to transmit an hour long programme entitled “Radio Treasures Extra” from 11 am to 12 noon where we share a selection of songs and music following Mass.   Feel very welcome to make contact on the Seán Radley Facebook Page, text or WhatsApp on 086 825 0074 if you wish to have a request played or you wish to share comments of interest.  (S.R.) 

Mass Times This Week on Church Television & on Radio

AS PRECAUTIONS CONTINUE TO BE TAKEN

IN THE CONTEXT OF COVID-19 PANDEMIC

DAILY MASSES WILL BE CELEBRATED PRIVATELY BY CANON JOHN FITZGERALD P.P.

WEDNESDAY AT 10.00A.M.

THURSDAY AT 10.00A.M.

FRIDAY AT 10.00A.M.

THESE WILL BE TRANSMITTED LIVE ON OUR CHURCH TV

A RECORDING OF THE 10AM MASSES WILL BE BROADCAST AT 11.00A.M. ON RADIO on  www.corkmusicstation.com

EXPOSITION IS CANCELLED

CHURCH WILL REMAIN OPEN EVERY DAY

Primary Teacher Offering Service to Mind Children During this Time

Hi there, I am a Primary Teacher.   I’m the Millstreet area and I want to offer my services to mind children in this area whose parents are so badly needed in GP Practices and Hospitals at the moment.. I am fully Garda Vetted and I am a Parish Representative for the Safeguarding of Children in the Parish of Millstreet….
Above all, I do not want praise or accolades for this… I just want to be of use…
My mobile number is:
087 6489120

“Radio Treasures” on CMS from 9:30 to 11pm this Tuesday 17th March 2020

We invite you to tune into a very special “Radio Treasures” programme this evening at 9:30pm with some very real gems from the 1920s and 1930s.   Log in on Cork Music Station.   Happy Listening.  (S.R.)