House Available for Rent – Canon O’Donovan Centre

House Available for Rent – Canon O’Donovan Centre

There is a house available in the Canon O’Donovan Centre (Millstreet Day Centre) to rent from mid August. If you are interested in applying for this house please email <email> for an application form or ring the office on (029) 70926 (please leave a message if no answer). The closing date for applications is Tuesday 3rd August 2021.

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>

Danny Sheehan, Acknowledgement and 1st Anniversary

Daniel (Danny) Sheehan
Killeen Kilcorney
Who died on 23rd July 2020

Acknowledgement and 1st Anniversary

On the first anniversary of Danny’s death, Pauline and family wish to express our gratitude to everyone for the great kindness and support shown to us following our sad loss. Thank you for your letters, mass cards, phone calls, floral tributes and online condolences. To those who provided food and helped in so many ways, it was much appreciated. Thanks to the Doctors and staff of Millstreet Medical Centre, Cork University Hospital, Portiuncula University Hospital, Ballinasloe, to Marymount Hospice and to Reen’s Pharmacy.
We extend our appreciation to our relatives, neighbours and friends who lined the route of the funeral cortege. Thanks to Millstreet GAA and Banteer Macra for their guard of honour. We wish to thank Fr. William Winter who celebrated the funeral mass along with Fr. Dave Herlihy. Thanks to Paddy Buckley who recorded the Mass, to Denny Lane who provided the amplification and to Davy of Tarrant’s Undertakers and staff for their kindness and professionalism as always.
As it would be impossible to thank everybody individually, please accept this as a token of our appreciation. The Holy Sacrifice of the Mass has been offered for your intentions.

Eddie (Edward) Murphy, Lyrevocane, Cullen

The death has occurred of Eddie (Edward) Murphy, Lyrevocane, Cullen, Mallow, Co. Cork.

Passed away peacefully on July 20th 2021, in the loving care of the staff of Marymount University Hospital and Hospice, Cork. Beloved husband of the late Eileen (nee Cleary) and father of the late Edward. Deeply regretted by his loving son David, daughters Aileen (O’Keeffe) and Michelle (O’Keeffe), daughter-in-law Miriam (Nagle), sons-in-law Noel and Diarmuid, grandchildren Rebecca, Tara, Jessica, Oísín, Abbie, Leah, Jamie, David Jnr, William, great grandson Calvin, family, great neighbours and friends.

Eddie’s funeral Mass will take place on Friday in The Church of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Derrinagree, at 12 noon followed by burial in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Millstreet. Family flowers only please. Donations in lieu to Marymount University Hospital and Hospice or Irish Cancer Society. Messages of sympathy may be left on the condolence link HERE.

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

“Radio Treasures” Weekly Show is on air tonight (Tues., 20th July 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.)

  1.  On tonight’s Show at 10.00pm we extend a special welcome to Sterre, Nina and Hidde from the Netherlands who on tomorrow (21st July 2021) will visit Millstreet for the entire day to experience the amazing town that hosted Eurovision 1993 .   The three University Students are doing a study on the History of Eurovision…and really look forward to the Millstreet Experience and meeting with Noel C. Duggan especially.  And Millstreet is unique in this history of Eurovision. 

    Millstreet May 1993 at West End.  Tap on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.)
  2. We have our usual Musings and Musical Treats.
  3. We listen to lots of happy songs and music reflecting our present tropical climate.
  4. We reflect on Jimmy Reidy’s Archival Programmes.
  5. We celebrate Limerick’s recent success in the GAA world when we listen to Davy Ryan’s two splendid songs relating to Limerick.
  6. We chat about our Millstreet related news.
  7. We hear superb songs and music of the 1950s…including the  comic “Mysterious Box” song.
  8. We remember our Faithful Departed.
  9. And we have our Callouts to our many Loyal Listeners.
    Amazing 2021 Summer Temperatures for Millstreet!
    Costa del Millstreet 2021!
    Sincere congratulations to Darragh Cashman (on extreme left) relating to great success in recent U20 Match in Cork.
    Even the nights in Millstreet’s Clara Road are presently tropical.

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

Eily’s Report – 20th July

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

Here comes the sun, we can hardly believe that we have our very own heatwave. They say be careful of what you long for, in case you should get it, and I suppose that about conjures up how we are feeling right now. Goodness knows we love the sun and the fine weather but as we were always told that too much of anything is good for nothing  we would like our fine spell to be a little less h o t .  However it’s here and we have only to find ways to cope and work our way around it. A heatwave affects different age groups in different ways, the oldest and the youngest surely being the most vulnerable, I imagine, but of course there are exceptions to every rule. But it’s not just the humans who are affected, all manner of life feels the heat  and have to be protected .and with all the regulations about hedge cutting  and fencing kept a distance from fences in the interest of wild life it can’t be easy for stock to fine shade from the midday sun. Water, God Bless it, is a great cooler and there is nothing better to placate a few young children on a hot day than to give them access to it. Dressed in their oldest garb, n o need for a dangerous tubs or pools, just pans and perhaps a dripping tap where they can douce one another to screams of laughter and fun. It is something which is sure to turn over-heated tears into high jinks making everybody happy, including parents.

[read more …] “Eily’s Report – 20th July”

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

We thank Presenter, John Greene for advance information on this Sunday evening’s programme – 18th July 2021 at 7pm on C103.  (S.R.)

Where The Road Takes Me – Sunday 18th July

In ninteenth century Ireland, the laws of the land weighed heavily in favour of the rich and well-off.   For family members of murder victims, they had a lot to endure besides coming to terms with the death of a relative.

Inquests were held almost immediately in the victim’s house and those on the inquest jury panel were required to attend and view the remains.

Jury members were chosen from the well-heeled in society and in some case specifically for their tendency to favour a guilty verdict.

For the perpetrator of the crimes, he or she, if found guilty would normally be sentenced to hang.  There was little if any time for an appeal as the sentence was usually carried out within three days.   

This week on ‘Where the road takes me’ and in the first of a two part programme,  John Greene looks at how the judicial system has changed since then and we also delve into some of the historic murder cases from the 19th and early 20th centuries in County Cork.  [read more …] ““Where the Road Takes Me” at 7pm this Sunday on C103″

Michael Looney, New York and Claratlea

Michael B. Looney, 81, of Hamden formerly of Bronx, NY, passed away peacefully on Thursday, July 15th, 2021, at the Connecticut Hospice, Branford with his family by his side. He was the beloved husband of 47 years to Elizabeth Harrington Looney. Michael was born in Millstreet County Cork, Ireland on August 9, 1939, and was the son of the late Dennis and Margaret Hickey Looney. He came to this country in 1959 settling in Brooklyn, NY, moving to the Bronx for many years until moving to Hamden, CT 14 years ago. Michael worked as an elevator mechanic for Olympia and York a Local 3 Company from 1975 until his retirement in 2007. He was a golfer, fisherman and enjoyed watching horse racing at the track and at OTB. Michael was an avid fan of his hometown Cork’s Irish football teams and watched or listened anytime they played. He loved watching his grandkids’ sports and activities and also enjoyed taking his buddy Zoey (his grand dog) for walks. Father of Joan Marie Meehan and Patricia Looney (Jeff Schwiebert). Loving Papa to Shamus, Kayleigh, Sean, Keira Meehan. Brother of Eileen Healy and the late Mary Cotter and Kathleen McAteer.
The visiting hours will be Monday, July 19th from 4:00 to 7:00 PM at The Havens Family, North Haven Funeral Home, 36 Washington Avenue. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated in Divine Mercy Parish at St. Rita Church, 1620 Whitney Avenue, Hamden on Tuesday morning, July 20th at 11:00. Interment will follow in St. John’s Cemetery, Norwalk. [] [Legacy]

“Lunchtime Favourites” on CMS 18th July 2021 – 12.30 to 2.00pm

We invite you to submit your Requests for our weekly Music Request Show “Lunchtime Favourites” (Sunday, 18th July 2021) on Cork Music Station which is broadcast today from 12:30pm until 2.00pm.  This is our 29th 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 these Wedding 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 for the second week his new Sunday morning Show “Beautiful Sunday” from 10.30am to 12.30pm when Barry will hand over to “Lunchtime Favourites”.

We extend sincere congratulations to Aisling O’Mahony of Millstreet and Conor Browne of Bonane, Co. Kerry on the celebration of their wonderful Wedding on Friday, 16th July 2021 in St. Patrick’s Church, Millstreet. Heartfelt thanks to the Happy Couple for permitting us to share a selection of images from the very happy occasion. The professional photos of Photographer supreme, Tim Keane will have recorded the great Day in a splendid manner. Here we share just another angle of the occasion blessed with absolutely glorious weather. Tap on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)

[read more …] ““Lunchtime Favourites” on CMS 18th July 2021 – 12.30 to 2.00pm”

Ann O’Riordan (née O’Crowley), Minor Row, Millstreet

The death has occurred of Ann O’Riordan (née O’Crowley), Minor Row, Millstreet, Co. Cork.

Passed away peacefully on 16th of July 2021, surrounded by her loving family in the care of the staff of Marymount Hospice, Cork. Loving wife of the late Tim. Beloved mother of Michael, Maura and Tim, daughter-in-law Katie Mae, grandchildren Tadhg and Freddie. Sadly missed by her loving family, her brothers, sisters, nephews, nieces, relatives, neighbours and friends.

May Ann rest in peace.

Following the current Government guidelines Ann’s Funeral Mass will take place on Monday at 8.30am in St. Patrick’s Church, Millstreet followed by cremation to the Island Crematorium, Ringaskiddy, Cork.

Ann’s Funeral Mass will be live streamed on

Condolence for the family can be left on the link HERE.

Millstreet Parish Newsletter 18th July 2021



Sixteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

18th July 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 whose anniversaries occur around this time:

RECENT DEATHS:   Eileen Cronin, Knockduff; Jerome Healy, Carriganima; Michael Looney, Claraghatlea & New York; Brid Maloney, Carlow. 

ANNIVERSARIES:      Pat Joe, J.J. & Mike Lehane, Minor Row; Kathleen Murphy, Murphy’s Terrace; Maura O’Sullivan, Main Street; Diarmuid Cronin, Kilmeedy; John McAuliffe, Annagloor; Sheila & Peg Casey, Clara; Betty Forde, Claramore; Dorothy Fitzgerald, Macroom Road; Joan Guerin, Ballydaly; Fr. Sean Fagan S.M., Dublin; Thomas, Mary & the Healy Family, Clondrohid; Tommy O’Connor, Killorglin; Seán & the deceased members of the O’Riordan Family, Knocknagree. 


Mass Intentions for THIS weekend:

Saturday 17th July:

Millstreet   6.30 p.m.     Seamus O’Sullivan, Rathduane;  Breeda Hickey, Claraghatlea.

Sunday 18th July:

Ballydaly    9.00 a.m. Nora Horgan, Ballydaly

Cullen       10.15a.m.  

Millstreet 11.30 a.m.   Marie Healy, Curracahill & Noel Healy, Curracahill & Canon O’Donovan Centre;  Flor & Tess McAuliffe, Murphy’s Terrace 

Mass Intentions for NEXT weekend:

Saturday 24th July:

Millstreet   6.30 p.m.     Ann Keane, Pound Hill

Sunday 25th June:

Ballydaly    9.00 a.m. Bridie Murphy, Ballydaly Lower (recently deceased)

Cullen       10.15a.m. William Hickey, Lisnaboy  

Millstreet 11.30 a.m.   Niamh McSweeney, Killarney & Flintfield  

Rotas for Next Weekend 24th/25th July   


Millstreet   6.30 p.m. Mary Ita Creedon Mary Reardon;

Myra Sheehan.

  11.30 a.m. Bernie Lane Breeda Fitzgerald;

Patrick Kelleher

Ballydaly   9.00 a.m. Ann Marie Murphy
Cullen 10.15 a.m. Marie Walsh   

Millstreet Church:

Monday (19th July): Mass at 7.30p.m. for:  Dorothy & Christy Fitzgerald, Macroom Road

Tuesday (20th July):  Mass at 10.00a.m. for:  Seán & the deceased members of the O’Riordan Family, Knocknagree

Wednesday (21st July): Mass at 10.00a.m. for: People of the Parish

Thursday (22nd July): Mass at 10.00a.m. for: Private Intention

Friday (23rd July): Mass at 10.00a.m. for: Liam O’Driscoll, Lackabawn 

CULLEN CHURCH:  Mass on Thursday 22nd  July at 7.30p.m. for Private Intention [read more …] “Millstreet Parish Newsletter 18th July 2021”

Jeremiah (Jerome) Healy, Gurranecarney, Carriganima

The death has occurred of Jeremiah (Jerome) Healy,  Gurranecarney, Carriganima,  Co. Cork.

Passed away peacefully on the 14th of July 2021 surrounded by his family, supported by the staff of Marymount Hospice. Predeceased by his brothers Paddy, Danny and Jack. Beloved husband and best friend of Bridie, father of Dermot, Michael, Julie, Declan and Brendan, father-in-law of Michael, Caroline, Rose and Melissa and adored grandad to Shane, Michelle, Nicole, Shauna, Jerh, Jerome, Hazel, Emma and Dára, sisters-in-law, nephews, nieces, relatives, friends and kind neighbours.

“May Jerome rest in peace”

In accordance with the current Government guidelines Requiem Mass will take place in St. John the Baptist Church, Carriganima, on Saturday at 2pm, followed by burial to St. Mary’s Cemetery, Millstreet.

Jerome’s Funeral Mass will be live streamed on

Condolences for the family may be left HERE.

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 info


Millstreet Sanctuary Runners Saturdays 11am Millstreet Town Park

Millstreet Sanctuary Runners 

  • Would you like to run, walk or jog with us
  • We meet Saturdays at 11am at the main entrance to Millstreet Town Park
  • Sanctuary Runners is Solidarity-Through-Sport movement bringing together citizens, migrants & asylum seekers in solidarity, friendship & respect.
  • For queries or more information please email us: info
  • Please note: We will gather in small pods to ensure compliance with Covid 19 guidelines.
Millstreet Sanctuary Runners who assemble on Saturday mornings at 11.00 in Millstreet Town Park. Full details about their Project and Contacts we  share above.   Tap on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.)

Rose Lodge Nurseries

At Rose Lodge Nurseries we have a selection of David Austin shrub roses in full bloom, delivery nationwide, Delivery is €10 for up to 4 roses, can also be collected in Guerin’s Shop Ballydaly if ordered in advance. Very healthy, colourful and beautifully fragrant shrub roses now available. May be of interest to gardeners, landscapers or other horticulture businesses.
Contact 087 9858133 to order!
You can also check out my Facebook page for other roses in stock now!!!

[read more …] “Rose Lodge Nurseries”