Millstreet Parish Newsletter 10th October 2021



Twenty Eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time

10th October 2021

Canon John Fitzgerald, P.P.

Telephone Nos.:  Landline:  029 70043  &  Mobile: 087 775 2948

Email:  millstreet


Parish Office Opening Hours:  Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday

10.00am to 1.00pm and 2.00pm to 5.00pm

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

RECENT DEATHS: Johnny Hickey, Cullen; Detta Corcoran, Pound Hill; Kay Mangan, Ennis. 

Mass Intentions this Weekend:

Saturday 9th October:

Millstreet Vigil 6.30 p.m.: Catherine & Seán Buckley, Kilcorney

Sunday 10th October

Ballydaly   9.00 a.m.        

Cullen      10.15 a.m.              Kathleen O’Sullivan, Ballydaly & her son Timmy  

Millstreet 11.30 a.m.        Dan Buckley, Geararoe;  Deceased members of the McSweeney Family, Cloghoulamore.  

ANNIVERSARIES:      Theresa Murphy, West End; Kevin Cronin, Clara Road; Patrick & Margaret O’Sullivan, Liscreagh & Lackabawn; Bridie Herlihy, Glountane; Ian O’Dowling, Cork; David Twomey, Ardfert; Dan & Eily Keane, Ballymacelligott; Jerry O’Donoghue, Fethard. 

Mass Intentions for next week:

Saturday 16th October:

Millstreet   6.30 p.m.     Ellizabeth & Denis Dennehy, Pound Hill & their daughter Sheila Sherlock

Sunday 17th September:

Ballydaly    9.00 a.m. Andrew, Joan & Andrew Patrick Guerin, Knocknagullane

Cullen       10.15a.m. Con & Nellie Kerins, Lisnaboy     

Millstreet 11.30 a.m.   People of the Parish

Millstreet Church:  

Monday 11th: Funeral Mass at 12 noon for Detta Corcoran, Pound Hill

Mass at 7.30p.m. for Private Intention

Mass on Tuesday: for Theresa Murphy, West End at 10.00a.m.

Mass on Wednesday for People of the Parish at 10.00a.m.

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

Mass on Friday for Nellie Kelleher, Murphy’s Terrace (recently deceased) her husband Denis “Strack”, son Thomas and daughter Eileen at 7.30p.m. [read more …] “Millstreet Parish Newsletter 10th October 2021”

Declan Retires Following 36 Years of Supreme Dedication in the Ambulance Service

While we look forward to recording a comprehensive Radio Interview on “Radio Treasures” on with Declan Ryan to acquire an excellent insight into the Ambulance Service over the past Forty Years we extend sincere thanks to Declan for sharing two splendid images and some introductory information.

Declan shares the following:  “I was appointed to the Millstreet Ambulance

Declan Ryan pictured in 1985.

Base on the 18/11/1985 and retired recently after nearly 36 years.   Over that time I would have travelled hundreds of thousands of miles and transported and cared for thousands of patients in eight based Millstreet Ambulances from the surrounding areas of Cork and Kerry and worked with many amazing Colleagues including the late John Kelleher who went to his Eternal Reward last year.   Today’s National Ambulance Service is amongst one of the best trained and equipped in Europe.”   We wish Declan many years of wonderfully healthy, happy and fruitful Retirement.   We shall later indicate when we shall be broadcasting Declan’s Radio Interview which we have yet to record.  Tap on the images below to enlarge.  (S.R.)

Declan Ryan pictured on 27th Sept. 2021.

‘Memorable Moments of Lockdown’ – Millstreet Calendar 2022

Millstreet Community Council Ltd. would like to thank everyone who emailed suggestions regarding
a theme for the community calendar for 2022. We are delighted to announce that the theme chosen
is ‘Memorable Moments of Lockdown’.
If you have a suitable photograph that reflects this theme, we would be delighted if you could share
it with us. Please email your photograph with your name & the title/caption of your photograph to
millstreetcommunitycouncil20 before Friday October 15th 2021. All photographs will be
considered. (The photographs must be of a high resolution, photographs from most mobile phones
are acceptable).
The calendars will be printed & made available to purchase locally from November.

Please note that the closing date to send images has been extended to Friday, 15th Oct. 2021  (S.R.).

“Radio Treasures” This Tuesday on CMS from 9.30 to 11.30pm

“Radio Treasures” Weekly Show is on air tonight (Tues., 5th Oct. 2021) on Cork Music Station from 9.30 to 11.30 (Irish Time).   Feel most welcome to contact the Show on corkmusicstation@ or on Text/WhatsApp 086 825 0074 or check out the Seán Radley Facebook.  Happy Listening!  (S.R.)   We chat about a variety of topics and we listen to Bob Hope’s “Thanks for the Memory” and share his entertaining quotes!  We remember our Faithful Departed and reflect how the late Johnny Hickey of Cullen was a true pioneer in the world of technology introducing us all to Ham Radio and International Satellite television even before this became a reality decades later.   We listen to the wonderful voice of Nelson Eddie …. and there’s more…much more and we chat about the images below accessed from our Museum Pictorial Archive.

A section of the magnificent new path superbly constructed in Millstreet Town Park (near the Children’s Playground). Tap on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)
Mark Neville of Los Zarcos Soccer Team reminds us that due to weather conditions the Soccer Pitch is presently closed.
Back in 1986 a Steam Traction Engine arrived at The Square and spent the night in Millstreet to the delight of everyone!
Margaret Bourke shows how Swedish people protect themselves from the rain!
Millstreet Athletic Club at The Square, Millstreet in the 1980s most likely.
Shared by Patrick W. O’Leary from Louisville, Kentucky, USA.
This week’s “Irish Catholic” features a splendid review of a truly magnificent television documentary entitled “75 years in Japan”. Sr. Paschal O’Sullivan was a Drishane Sister who shared her amazing story with her young Cousin. It may still be viewed on the RTÉ Player.  Sr. Paschal is buried in Drishane.
Corpus Christi Procession c.2000 at The Square, Millstreet.
Comedian and Singer Bob Hope features on our “Radio Treasures” Show tonight (5th Oct. 2021).

[read more …] ““Radio Treasures” This Tuesday on CMS from 9.30 to 11.30pm”

Geraldine O’Flaherty (née Long), London and Curraraigue, Rathcoole

The death has occurred of Geraldine O’Flaherty (née Long), London and Curraraigue, Rathcoole, Co. Cork.

London and formerly Curraraigue Rathcoole Cork, Wife of the late Denis O’Flaherty, Newmarket, sister of the late Danny, Seamus deeply mourned by Darby, Sheila Tadgh, and Michael. Loved and missed by her children and grandchildren.

May she rest in peace.

Requiem Mass will take place in St. Patrick’s Church, Millstreet on Tuesday 5th October at 2pm. Laid to rest with Denis O’Flaherty In St. Mary’s Cemetery Millstreet.

Family flowers only please, if you wish to donate, please do to:

Messages of condolence for the family can be left on the link HERE.

Sheila Daly (née Nunan), Island House, Clonbanin

The death has occurred of Sheila Daly (née Nunan), Island House, Clonbanin, Mallow, Co. Cork.

Passed peacefully, in her 102nd year, surrounded by her loving family and under the wonderful and loving care of Araglen Nursing Home, Boherbue. Beloved wife of the late John and mother of the late Bernard. She will be sadly missed by her children Kathleen, Margaret, Patricia, Joe, Eileen and John, grandchildren Pamela, Janet, Sean Rossa, Dillon, Lairgnen, Anne, John B, Adrian, Ciara, Simon, Ethan, Graham and Edel, great-grandchild Lexi, sons-in-law Pete, Rowland and Tom, daughters-in-law Kathleen, Josephine and Martina, relatives, neighbours and friends.

Funeral mass will take place on Wednesday, 6th October, at 12 noon in St. John’s Church, Dromagh, (P51W983), followed by burial in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Millstreet.

May she Rest In Peace

In line with Government and HSE guidelines, the capacity of the church is limited to 50%. Messages of condolence may be left on the link HERE.

Johnny Hickey,  Mologhroe, Cullen

The death has occurred of Johnny Hickey,  Mologhroe, Cullen, Co. Cork.

Passed away peacefully in the exceptional care of the staff of Mallow General Hospital on 4th October 2021. Predeceased by his loving wife Bridget, brothers Willie, Tom, Denis, Martin, Peter and sisters Julia, Katie, Hannah Mary, Maria, Nora Mai and Lizzie, nephews and nieces. Sadly missed by his heartbroken children Conor, Marie (Walsh) and Ann (Murphy), brother Paul, daughter in law Marie (O’Connor), son in laws Jack Murphy and Dan Walsh, adored grandchildren David and his wife Leanne, Brid, Sean, Cormac, Colin, Luke, Lauren, Edel and John, grandnieces, grandnephews, brothers-in-law, sister-in-law, relatives and a wide circle of close friends.

Reposing on Tuesday, the 5th of October, at the Church of the Nativity, Cullen from 6pm to 8pm. Requiem Mass on Wednesday at 3pm in the Church of the Nativity, Cullen followed by burial in the adjoining cemetery. If you wish to leave a message of condolence for Johnny’s family please use the condolence link HERE.

Mass will be live streamed on

Freight Traffic Planner Job Opportunity at K & L


TEL: 029 – 70163  E-MAIL: gordon   WEB:


Freight Traffic Planner


K&L Deliveries supports the transportation of goods for over 1,000 customers across Ireland and offers deliveries to the UK and Europe. As a Traffic Planner working in K&L you will be working as part of an integrated transport team in our Millstreet depot. You will be responsible for ensuring drivers receive support while delivering goods and assigning collections to drivers throughout the day.


  • You will ensure your team of drivers provide quality customer service
  • You will become part of an integrated transport team
  • You will be willing to learn and take and new responsibilities as the technology and requirements of our business evolve

 The Person

You will have a combination of the following skills:

  • Good written and verbal communication skills
  • Be personable and have the ability to work with a team
  • A problem solving approach to problems
  • Strong leadership skills
  • Geographical knowledge of the Irish road network
  • Familiar and Comfortable working with computers
  • Skill to drive a Forklift.
  • A full driver license (Category B)



Eily’s Report – 5th October

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

How great it is to see so many places and events opening up again. There is a definite air of confidence and relaxation about. It’s still the done thing to wear the mask in certain places and as long as we keep on wearing them the situation will allow us to take more liberties. Sadly our churches are the one place where we feel that restrictions could be eased more. I know that more people allowed in would mean a big increase in the amount of after care for the people who have to wipe every seat etc. when the crowds are gone but I’m sure more volunteers would come on board. It’s sad to see the First Holy Communions and Confirmations going ahead without full family back.  After the ceremony the chatter and comradery among many generations of family always made them days to remember. Precious pictures were taken,  and as the years rolled on were dearly cherished as part of the family tree. These gatherings are very important but in years to come I wonder will there be a gap in the pictorial history of the early 2020’s. But with the hunger that is in people to get back to normal, we hope it won’t be even noticeable.

[read more …] “Eily’s Report – 5th October”

Centenary Commemorations / Celebration at Derrinagree and Dromtariffe on Sat. 9th Oct. 2021 at 1.30pm

The Clonbanin Ambush Centenary Commemoration Committee

On Saturday 9th October 2021, our Centenary Commemorations / Celebration will take place in Derrinagree Church Carpark. This commemoration is to honour the men and women that participated in the War of Independence and the fight for freedom.

Our commemoration commences with Concelebrated Mass in Derrinagree Church at 1.30pm followed by Blessing of centenary monument. Some Ceremonial duties, Address by President Higgins’s Representative, Reading of the Proclamation, Oration by Cork  County Mayor Gillian Coughlan, Chairman’s Address, The Raising of The Tri-Colour, accompanied a Colour Party from the I.U.N.V.A organization. (Irish United Nations Veterans Association).      Followed by an evening of refreshments and entertainment in Dromtariffe Parish Hall. Everyone welcome but due to Covid restrictions we can’t guarantee everyone will get into the Church.

Mass will be relayed by outside speakers, to the Carpark only 160 persons allowed in the Church…so come early and avoid disappointments. Also, in the Parish Hall we will be restricted to 250 persons, or there about. We are also restricted to parking on the road, close to the Church, and there may be a bit of walking, but if everyone corporates with the parking stewards, it will be permitted to drop off people with walking difficulties, and then drive on a bit further to park. Parking on both sides of the road will not be permitted. The Committee appeal to every house around Derrinagree, Clonbanin, Dromagh and all over Duhallow, if possible, to proudly display our National flag to honour the occasion. Please come out in numbers and support the cause. It is our last commemoration of the War of Independence one hundred years ago.    (We thank Charlie Drake for this feature) 

Biology & Chemistry revision classes

Hi everyone, please be advised of online class times and topics for next week:
Mon 13th Sept 8pm – 9pm BIOLOGY
Topic: Enzymes (Catabolic, Anabolic, pH, Temp & Heat Denaturation Expts including exam questions)
Thurs 16th Sept 8pm – 9pm CHEMISTRY
Topic: History of the Atom (Summary of major discoveries including exam questions)
Please note, first come first served basis up to max of 6 students. Email <email> to book.

Full info:
I am a teacher with 15 years experience in my subjects, and I am starting Leaving Cert online revision in Chemistry and Biology.
A mini topic will be covered in each subject per week, for an hour, via google meet. There will be a maximum of 6 students on the call, possibly less, giving students the opportunity to ask questions if they wish, or if they prefer, they can treat the call more like a lecture.
The mini topics will be exam focussed, so exam papers in whichever subject(s) you are doing are a must, as I will go through exam questions with you, and it would be useful for you to have the papers in front of you to follow along, make notes, highlight etc.
Any revision notes I use on the call will be shared with you via email, and a link for the call will be sent to you in advance. For some topics it may be necessary to draw diagrams or timelines with me, or carry out calculations so please have a notebook, pen, periodic table from your Science and Maths tables, calculator and highlighters to hand.
The topics will not be whole chapters at a time; for example some possible mini topics for Chemistry are:
pH calculations for strong and weak acid and bases
Nuclear equation calculations
Washing soda crystal titration calculations
Le Chatelier’s Principle calculations
Organic Chemistry naming system
Homologous series in organic chemistry one at a time
Difference between atomic orbitals, sub levels and main energy levels, and where is the nucleus in these diagrams?! etc. etc.
And for Biology:
Genetic crosses (5 types)
Ecology calculations
Nephron structure and function
The Heart structure and function
Energy carriers and Pathway 1 of Photosynthesis
Pathway 2 and dark stage of Photosynthesis
Aerobic Respiration glycolysis and Kreb’s cycle etc. etc.
The topic will be advertised in advance on the local FB Notice boards, and if it interests you, you can book your place on the call by emailing me at: <email>
You can pick and choose any mini topics that interest you or that you need a little revision on, and skip any that you are already confident on.
If there is an oversubscription for a topic, this topic can be repeated in a subsequent week, for those who did not get a place on the first call.
The cost is 20 euro per class, please keep an eye on this noticeboard for weekly topics.
Please feel free to share this post, especially with anyone not on FB.
If you have any questions don’t hesitate to PM me. 🙂

“Where the Road Takes Me” at 7pm this Sunday on C103 – Remembering Billa O’Connell

We thank Presenter, John Greene for advance information on this Sunday evening’s programme – 3rd Oct. 2021 at 7pm on C103.  (S.R.)

Where The Road Takes Me – Sunday 3rd Oct.

Billa O’Connell was as much a part of Cork as ‘Pana’, the Mardyke or his beloved Lough in Togher.  The entertainer passed away on September 23rd last at the age of 91. 

This week on Where the road takes me, John Greene looks back at some of the recorded conversations he had with him at his home in Togher.

The burning of the Opera House, Summer Revels, marrying his real life Cinderella and bidding farewell to his great friend on and off the stage – Paddy Cummerford, are all up for discussion.  [read more …] ““Where the Road Takes Me” at 7pm this Sunday on C103 – Remembering Billa O’Connell”

Millstreet Meals on Wheels service






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 for the main meal & €2 for dessert.

 A variety of meals are served throughout the week and the staff will endeavour to facilitate individual tastes when preparing meals. Coeliac dinners & desserts available also. Please see our menu for next week below.

 If you or anyone you know would like to avail of the Meals on Wheels Service over the coming weeks please contact the kitchen on (029) 30998 or the office on (029) 70926 (please leave a message if no answer) or email <email>

“Lunchtime Favourites” on CMS 3rd Oct. 2021 – 12.30 to 2.00pm

We invite you to submit your Requests for our weekly Music Request Show “Lunchtime Favourites” (Sunday, 3rd Oct. 2021) on Cork Music Station which is broadcast today from 12:30pm until 2.00pm.  This is our 40th Lunchtime programme of 2021 where our songs and music are full of variety.    All our usual features on today’s Show….And we also include songs by Davy Ryan plus music by the Shandrum Céilí Band and the Clare Céilí Band and a host of wonderful Local Singers including  Jim Lyons, Breeda Tarrant and more.   And we feature some wonderful Classical Favourites.   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 the images below (sourced from Millstreet Museum Pictorial Archives) during our Show.  Tap on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.)   Very special welcome to DJ Supreme, Barry O’Halloran who is presenting his new Sunday morning Show “Beautiful Sunday” from 10.30am to 12.30pm when Barry then hands over to “Lunchtime Favourites”. 

Pupils and Past-pupils of Cloghoula N.S. pictured following their Confirmation this Sat. 2nd Oct. 2021 in St. Patrick’s Church, Millstreet – administered by Canon John Fitzgerald, P.P.. Tap on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)
Pupils and Past-pupils of Cullen N.S. pictured following their Confirmation this Sat. 2nd Oct. 2021 in St. Patrick’s Church, Millstreet – administered by Canon John Fitzgerald, P.P..
Eileen O’Mahony, Principal, Cullen N.S. and Mary Murphy, Principal, Cloghoula N.S. – pictured at Saturday’s Confirmation ceremony in Millstreet.

We wish Gerry Sparrow – gentleman supreme – every good luck and success as he begins his new job in Cork. Here we see Gerry on Fri. 1st Oct. 2021 as he leaves his role as superb Manager at Herlihy’s Centra, Millstreet.

Autumn colours in evidence at Millstreet Town Park.
Recently interviewing Jim Burke of Bumbleance in Rockchapel.

[read more …] ““Lunchtime Favourites” on CMS 3rd Oct. 2021 – 12.30 to 2.00pm”

Millstreet Parish Newsletter 3rd October 2021



Twenty Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time

3rd October 2021

Canon John Fitzgerald, P.P.

Telephone Nos.:  Landline:  029 70043  &  Mobile: 087 775 2948

Email:  millstreet


Parish Office Opening Hours:  Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday

10.00am to 1.00pm and 2.00pm to 5.00pm

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

RECENT DEATHS: Jane Murphy, Church Street; Noreen Dennehy, Rathcoole; Tommy Ducey, Rathcoole; Geraldine O’Flaherty, London & Curraraigue.

Mass Intentions this Weekend:

Saturday 2nd  October:

Millstreet Vigil 6.30 p.m: Jer, Kathleen & Nora Mary Lane, Ballinatona;  Con & Kate Murphy, Shanaknuck  

Sunday 3rd October:

Ballydaly   9.00 a.m. The deceased members of the Caroll Family, Coolinarne      

Cullen      10.15 a.m.              Pauline & Andy O’Sullivan,  Lisnaboy    

Millstreet 11.30 a.m.        Patrick (Pa) Buckley,  Aunagloor  

ANNIVERSARIES:      Denis Cronin, Church Street;  Theresa Casey, Clara Road; Martin Moran, Ballyvouskil; Nora Dennehy, Gneeves; Frank & Kathy O’Riordan, Ballinatona & their daughter Margaret Kelleher; Patrick Murphy, Dooneen; Margaret Tarrant, Gortavehy; Mary Gorrhy, Dublin; Mary Dineen, Laharn; Noel Murray, Donoughmore

Mass Intentions for next week:

Saturday 9th October:

Millstreet   6.30 p.m.     Catherine & Seán Buckley, Kilcorney

Sunday 10th September:

Ballydaly    9.00 a.m.  

Cullen       10.15a.m. Kathleen O’Sullivan, Ballydaly & her son Timmy     

Millstreet 11.30 a.m.   Dan Buckley, Geararoe; Deceased members of the McSweeney Family, Cloghoulamore   

Millstreet Church:  

Mass on Monday for Denis Cronin at 7.30p.m.

Mass on Tuesday: for People of the Parish at 10.00a.m.

Funeral Mass for Geraldine O’Flaherty, London & Curraraigue at 2.00p.m.

Mass on Wednesday for Mary & the deceased members of the Cremin Family, Ballydaly at 10.00a.m.

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

Mass on Friday for Eily, Julia, Christy, Mick, Noreen & Denis Kelleher, Kilmeedy at 10.00a.m.

[read more …] “Millstreet Parish Newsletter 3rd October 2021”

Millstreet Town Park Update on Works 

The Playground will reopen on this Friday afternoon – 1st Oct. 2021. Please note access to the Playground is via the Station Road entrance or the lower Park gate only until the footpath resurfacing is completed next week.
If you wish to access the playground from the car park please enter at the top gate adjacent to the AstroTurf follow the pitch walkway and exit at the lower park gate  across from the Playground. 
We would ask the public to please respect the barriers and tape closures for the remainder of the footpath works. Please ensure that children remain safe and do not cross the tape  barriers to access the playground.  
We thank Geraldine from Millstreet Town Park Committee for this update.  (S.R.)

Notice from Aubane Community Alert

NOTICE from Aubane Community Alert,if you wish to Renew /Join up for the 2021/2022 Text Alert Service the closing date for Applications is FRIDAY NOV 26. Renewal Fee is 10 Euro.
Due to the Current Covid 19 situation we wont be calling to Homes for renewal of Membership for 2022 so instead you can put the 10 Euro fee into an Envelope with your Name and Mobile Phone Number on it and place in the Post Box next to Noreen Kelleher’s House at Aubane Cross.
Any Queries Contact
Bernard Crowley (087)7924406,or any Member of the Committee.

Many Thanks.