Preparing for Millstreet’s St. Patrick’s Day 2018

With lots of wonderfully adorned windows for our National St. Patrick’s Day celebrations on 17th March 2018 we meet with the dedicated members of Millstreet Community Council who on Thursday evening were superbly decorating Millstreet Town.  Here we share some 33 images of the enthusiastic preparations.   A very Happy St. Patrick’s Day to All.  Click on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.)And we continue to share some 28 more pictures of the splendid preparations…. [read more …] “Preparing for Millstreet’s St. Patrick’s Day 2018”

Sheila Barry – First Anniversary and Acknowledgement

Sheila Barry (née Cronin )
Died 19th. March 2017 [1]
Murphy’s Terrace, Millstreet

On the occasion of Sheilas’ 1st. Anniversary, her husband Patsy, children Mary (Daly) Anthony, John ( J.J.) Francis and James along with their families, would like to acknowledge the expressions of sympathy and kindness we received from extended family , relatives, neighbours and friends.

A sincere thank you to all who called to our home, who brought food, helped with catering and to pay their respects, those who attended the removal and funeral mass. To those of you that sent mass cards, letters of condolence, telephone calls and gave donations for St. Patrick’s Church Millstreet Restoration Fund and Parkinson’s Association of Ireland , Thank you.

Our sincere thanks to Canon John Fitzgerald, Fr. Billy Radley Fr. Dan Cashman S.M.A. and to Sharon and Julie for their support , help and guidance , to Ann Ryan for arranging and supplying the beautiful singing and to Suzanne for the music.

A very special thanks to Davy, Timmy and Cora of Tarrant’s Funeral Directors for their professionalism, patience and understanding.

As instructed by Sheila no memorial cards will be distributed, and as it would be impossible to thank everyone individually, we hope you all will accept this acknowledgement as a token of our appreciation. The Holy Sacrifice of the Mass has be offered for all of your intentions.

Remembered always with love, “May She Rest In Peace”.

First Anniversary Mass on Saturday 17th. March 2018 in St. Patrick’s Church Millstreet at 7-30 p.m.

Wonderful St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Carriganima on Sunday

What is always a most enjoyable and colourful  annual Parade in Carriganima this year takes place on Sunday, 18th March at 3pm.  Weather permitting there will be the usual Bouncy Castle, Ice-cream Van, Media etc..  The Grand Marshal will be Fr. Anthony Wickham, P.P..   Following the St. Patrick’s Parade there will be music in The Pub with Tommy G..   We thank Seán Murphy for this advance information.  All are very welcome to this exciting annual event.  (S.R.)

Millstreet Museum Visit Recalled in Prestigious “Síocháin”

In the Autumn of 2017 retired Garda Tom Fox superbly coordinated a special visit to Millstreet Museum and a trip on Clara Mountain and beyond.  A wonderful feature has appeared in the Winter 2017 edition of “Síocháin” (the official regular journal of the Retired Gardaí Association) recalling the splendid visit.  We thank Tom and Peg (née Reen) for having presented a much appreciated copy of the Journal for our Museum Archives.   Here we share three images from the impressive publication.  Click on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.)  [read more …] “Millstreet Museum Visit Recalled in Prestigious “Síocháin””

“Radio Treasures” on CMS from 9:30 to 11:00 Tonight

Tonight on our programme at 10pm we feature songs by Joe Dolan and Sonny Knowles followed by Maggie Moynihan’s All – Ireland Celebratory Concert in Cullen in Feb. 2018.   We delve into our Audio Archives for “Dreamin'” and for “Loving You is Making Me Bananas!” We share some of the best 6-Word Short Stories.        We feature the very best of music and song and we have a selection of musings of a wide and interesting variety.   And there’s more … much more.  Our images also show our recent visit to Kanturk where Award winning Butcher Tim McCarthy introduced us to a wonderfully dedicated Group promoting the emerging “Old Butter Roads Food Trail”.

       Do join us …Feel welcome to text the programme on 00353 86 825 0074 (from overseas) or 086 825 0074 (from within Ireland).   Or better still use the chatline on the Seán Radley Facebook Page.  To access the programme find us on Internet Radio under Ireland/Country or log into  And we meet with Mícheál & All in Derrinagree….. [read more …] ““Radio Treasures” on CMS from 9:30 to 11:00 Tonight”

Eily’s Report – 13th March

Dia is Mhuire diobh go leir a cairde and welcome to my weekly report.

Mothers Day was widely celebrated last weekend, with Dads and Kids taking over the reins in the kitchen, thus making herself a lady of leisure for the one day in the year that is singled out for all Mothers. Gift Shops, hotels and restaurants did a roaring trade and as a rising tide raises all craft, everybody was a winner.

Last night Monday March 12 marked to closing of another Weigh-In in Cullen following their annual eight weeks stint, by the Cullen Special Needs Association.

€5,500 was collected on the night with more to come in the weeks ahead. 450 pounds weight lost. Many congratulations to this hardworking group on another successful venture.

Their annual Threshing Day will be held later in the year.

[read more …] “Eily’s Report – 13th March”

Magnificent St. Patrick’s Parade 2018 in Rathmore Today

Blessed with glorious sunny weather the annual very colourful St. Patrick’s Parade took place in Rathmore at 2pm today.  The excellent MC was Brian Kelly and the overall parade had been superbly organized by Michael O’Mahony assisted by a dedicated Committee.  Margaret Bourke and Noel Buckley were the Judges of the wonderfully high standard entries.   The main Cup went to Hollymount N.S. while many others received very well deserved prizes.  Here we share some 22 images from the exciting annual occasion.  More to follow later.  Click on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.)

And there’s more! [read more …] “Magnificent St. Patrick’s Parade 2018 in Rathmore Today”

‘Where the Road Takes Me’ This Sunday at 7pm on C103

We thank Presenter, John Greene, for advance information on this evening’s programme on c103 at 7pm.  (S.R.)

On this week’s edition of ‘Where the road takes me’,……….

* A crash landing, an internment with a carnival atmosphere and a
requiem for a monkey from Marrakech – a World War 11 story from Clonakilty.

* With mechanic Jack Kelleher on board, and piloted by Philip Joyce,
we try out the Tri-Shaw bicycle on the streets of the town.

* We conclude the story of Colonel Joe o’Reilly from Bantry – the
man that history has forgotten.

* You have heard the famous song – now join us on a journey to the
Cliffs of Dooneen.

* And……. [read more …] “‘Where the Road Takes Me’ This Sunday at 7pm on C103”

Parish Newsletter – 11th March 2018

Fourth Sunday of Lent – 11th March, 2018
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:

RECENT DEATHS: Meta Horton, Drishane Road; Lady Elizabeth O’Connell, Killarney;  Sr. Eleanor Neville, Drishane Sister.

Saturday 10th March:
Millstreet Vigil 6.30 p.m. James & Nellie Corcoran, Dooneen
Sunday 11th March:
Ballydaly 9.00 a.m. Bill & Mary Jo Murphy, Coole
Cullen 10.15 a.m. Mary Hickey, Carrigaline
Millstreet 11.30 a.m. Helen Walsh, Dooneen

Anniversaries: Daniel A. Murphy, Murphy’s Terrace; Dan O’Mahony, Murphy’s Terrace; Dolly Barrett, Main Street; Mary Kelleher, Minor Row; Joe Garvey, Killarney Road; Daniel & Hannah Barrett, Carrigacooleen; Seamus McCarthy, Carrigacooleen; Kate Murphy, Flintfield; Kathleen & Kevin Hickey, Shanaknuck; Kathy Twohig, Aunagloor; Nevaeh Keane, Coolikerane; Dan Joe & Donie Dineen, Cahirbarnagh; John O’Sullivan, Rathduane; Maureen O’Keeffe, Ahane; Denis Vaughan, Newmarket; Ellen Cahill; Mary Ann & John Murphy, Boherbue.  [read more …] “Parish Newsletter – 11th March 2018”

Millstreet St.Patrick’s Day Parade 2018

The Millstreet St. Patrick’s Day Parade will commence at 5pm sharp from the Green Glens Arena on Station Road, proceeding through The Square and finish at Minor Row. There will be prizes for the following categories: Best Cultural Presentation, Best Vintage Display, Best Window Display, Best Celebrity Look-A-Like, Best Fleet, Best Float, Best Group or Club. For further information please message the page. All Welcome
[read more …] “Millstreet St.Patrick’s Day Parade 2018”

A Busy GAA Evening

It was also a good start to the year for our Intermediate Footballers yesterday evening when they defeated Mayfield by 0-16 to 0-8 in the first competitive game of the year.

Later in the  evening the Millstreet GAA Scór Table Quiz team of  John Tarrant, Pat Sheehan, Jerry Doody, and Liam Flynn retained their Co. Scór Table Quiz title.

… While at the same time our juvenile club, Duarrigle Gaels held their rescheduled social in the Wallis Arms.

Also don’t forget that Kevin Crowley will line out for Cork Footballers as they take on Meath at 3pm on Sunday in Navan, while the Dromtarriffe Ladies take on Watergrasshill on Sunday

more photos below:
[read more …] “A Busy GAA Evening”

Millstreet Vintage Club St Patricks Day Activities

With St Patricks Day almost here Millstreet Vintage Club is encouraging all Members and Non Members alike to bring there Vehicles out for to participate in the many Parades that will be happening around the place,in particular the Club would like to have a big Representation at the Millstreet Parade which will be taking place at 5pm on Sat March 17th,people wishing to take part are asked to assemble at the Green Glens Yard next to the Recycling Center at 4.30pm, for more details you can contact Dan O`Riordan on 087 2452569 or Donie Lucey on 086 8545873,other St Patricks Day Parades that have invited Club Members to attend are Rathmore on Sunday March 11th at 2pm, Knocknagree on St Patricks Day at 10.30pm,Ballinagree on St Patricks Day Parade at 12 Noon and finally Carriganima St Patricks Day Parade which takes Place on Sunday March 18th at 3 pm,Please support as many of these as possible.

Vintage cars during the St Patrick’s Day parade in Ennis. Photograph by John Kelly.


‘Women hold up half the sky’ coffee morning – thank you

The Millstreet Community School TY Development Education group would like to thank everyone who came along to the coffee morning on 9th March to mark International Women’s Day.  It proved to be a great opportunity to chat over a cup of tea/coffee and buns baked by the students about what life was like for women in Ireland over the years up to the present day.  All agreed that it would be great if this type of gathering happened more often. (photo – Helen Moore)

Presentation from CMS to ROCS Today

This morning (Thurs. 8th March 2018) at Millstreet Parish Centre three members of Cork Music Station presented a financial gesture (the result of a Draw during the recent CMS Awards Event at The Pub in Carriganima) to members of ROCS (Reach Out Cancer Support) to aid the praiseworthy work being carried out.   We also arranged to interview Michelle O’Keeffe who is present Chairperson of ROCS.  It was Michelle and Mairéad Daly (standing on extreme right) who originally established ROCS. Click on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.)  We thank Michael and Breeda Piggott for taking the two images.

William Fitzgerald of CMS make the presentation to Michelle O’Keeffe of ROCS in the company of the other dedicated members.

[read more …] “Presentation from CMS to ROCS Today”

Mallow CU – Millstreet Branch

All branches of Mallow CU, including our Millstreet branch are now offering a new Express Loan; up to €2,500 approved within 24 hours.

The Loan is available to new & current members, it’s very straight forward, no meetings/ interviews necessary, just the completed application form and a few documents.

Further details and application forms are on

Coffee Morning to mark International Women’s Day 2018 – 9th March (tomorrow)

“Women Hold up Half the Sky”

To mark International Women’s Day we’d like to invite active retired ladies to a  Coffee Morning in Millstreet Parish Centre on Friday 9th March between 10.00am and 11.15am. 

It’ll be a chance for us to have a chat about changes in society through the years and how they have affected women. We’d love to see you there!

From: Millstreet Community School Transition Year Development Education group

Millstreet GAA Predictor 2018

Millstreet GAA Predictor 2018
He has won All-Ireland’s! He has won Strictly Come Dancing! But can he win Millstreet GAA’s Sports Predictor? Can you beat his score? See Aidan’s entries on below image!

New additional rounds system gives even more chances to win! Entries extended due to the recent weather. Closing date now Monday March 12thGet your entry sheet from any club member this weekend and see if you can beat Aidan!

Death Notice: Sr. Eleanor Neville, Drishane Sister

NEVILLE (Cork and late of Ballybunion, Co. Kerry): On March 6, 2018, peacefully at St. Joseph’s, Model Farm Road, SR. ELEANOR, Sisters of the Infant Jesus, Drishane and late of Weybridge, Surrey, Malahide and Portmarnock. Deeply mourned by her Community, niece Anne, nephews Peter, Maurice and Patrick, relatives and friends.
Reception Prayers at 5pm on Thursday evening in the Church of the Holy Spirit, Dennehy’s Cross. Requiem Mass at 11am on Friday. Funeral afterwards to the Convent Plot, Drishane Cemetery, Millstreet. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a h-anam dílis [1] [2]

Death Notice: Meta Horton, Drishane Road

The death has occurred of Mary Assumpta (Meta) HORTON (née Harinigan), (Formerly of Commons Rd, Cork) Drishane Road, Millstreet, Cork.
Peacefully in Millstreet Community Hospital in the presence of her loving husband Ivor. Sadly missed by her husband, her son Andrew, daughter-in-law Caroline, her grandchildren Jaimie, Kirstie and Adam, nephews, nieces, relatives, neighbours and friends.
Lying in Repose at Tarrant’s Funeral Home, Millstreet on Sunday from 4.30pm to 6pm followed by removal to St. Patrick’s Church, Millstreet. Requiem Mass on Monday at 9am, funeral afterwards to The Island Crematorium, Ringaskiddy. Donations in lieu, if desired, to Millstreet Community Hospital. “May She Rest in Peace”. [1]