Death Notice: Mary Buckley, Dromahoe

The death has occurred on Wednesday 8th November 2017 of Mary Buckley, Dromahoe, Dromagh, Cork. Peacefully in Padre Pio Nursing Home, Churchtown. Survived by her sister Josephine, nieces Marie and Bernadette, nephews Joseph, Anthony, Oliver, Adrian and Richard, cousins, friends and neighbours. May She Rest In Peace.
Reposing at Tarrant’s Funeral Home, Millstreet on Sunday from 6.30pm to 7.30pm followed by removal to St John’s Church, Dromagh. Requiem Mass on Monday at 12 noon followed by burial in St Mary’s Cemetery, Millstreet. [1]

In Other News: 10th November 2017

RICH v POOR: ‘Growing divide between communities will destroy rural Ireland’ warns Cork TD – Fianna Fáil TD for Cork North West, and Party Chief Whip, Michael Moynihan has today criticised the Government for its failure to secure the future of small and medium sizes rural towns that were hit the hardest during the recession…

ALPS have a number of positions at present: Production Operatives, Production Supervisor, Manufacturing Technician, Test Engineer, and Backshift Technical Supervisor…

Joanne O’Riordan’s Column: Leeside Shine has never been brighter – Cork City women’s team have literally gone from zeros to Cup-winning heroes…

Our Minor Camogie Team is into the County Semi Final, while our U21 Hurlers are through to the Duhallow Quarter Final.

Creepy Costumes, Frightening Faces and Fashion Show Fun for Halloween at St. Brendan’s NS…

National Dairy show champion only eight miles from Dublin’s O’Connell Street – report from the event with all the results…

[read more …] “In Other News: 10th November 2017”

Huge Demonstration at Moll Carthy’s

Ahead of this evening’s table quiz at Moll Carthy’s Bridge, we briefly look back at an event when 6,000 people converged on Moll Carthy’s:

“On January 23 (1887), an enthusiastic demonstration under the auspices of the National League was held at Moll Carthy’s Bridge, situated eight miles from the town of Kanturk. There was an enormous assemblage, estimated at 6,000 persons. There were two brass bands and several fife and dram bands in attendance, accompanied by contingents from all the surrounding branches of the League, including Banteer, Dromagh, Dromtarriff, Millstreet, Ballyvourney, Carrigenema, Newmarket, Ballyclough, Lyre, Kilcorney, and Nadd. A large force of police under the Millstreet district inspector was present. A Government note-taker was also present and took notes of the speeches.” – from the NZ Tablet

Mass Movement in Kilcorney

Pictured transporting church pews from St. Nicholas’ Church to the Kilcorney Community Centre are Pat Sheehan (driver), Tadhg Sheehan and Danny Sheehan. Due to damage caused by Hurricane Ophelia recently, all Masses are now celebrated in the Community Centre, until repairs are completed.
[read more …] “Mass Movement in Kilcorney”

In Pictures – 10th November 2017

Autumn is flying, and winter will be coming soon. There have been some lovely bright days and not much wind, allowing people to get out and about. Tony took some stunning photos of Millstreet, showing up the lovely autumn colours. Click on the photo above to see the wonderful detail in each of his photos. In Pictures this week actually covers a few weeks, and is as varied as ever, from sport, to streetscapes, landscapes, visitors, animals, the Dairy Show, the Young Riders Show, and much more. See the photos below: [read more …] “In Pictures – 10th November 2017”

Monsignor Slattery

I remember Monsignor Slattery when i was a boy
His stories on life and nature were a source for joy
Memories of his visits to our classroom are with me today
And for as long as i live with me are bound for to stay

He had so many stories on the creatures of nature to us for to tell
That if published in book form they would readily sell
He advised us to animals and birds to be kind
Since in the image of god they too have been designed

A devout and friendly person free of conceit and guile
With the warmth of kindness in his beautiful smile
He does not deserve to fade from memory
Since he was everything a man of god should be
[read more …] “Monsignor Slattery”

The Pride Of Kilcorney

From where she first looked on the bright lamp of day
The Pride of Kilcorney she lives far away
She lived in the house by the silver tongued rill
Babbling down from the high fields by Mushera Hill
With shoulder length wavy raven hair and chestnut brown eyes
Such beauty that to songs and stories gives rise
One young man in Kilcorney for lost love does grieve
That she will return to Kilcorney he no longer believe
She left Kilcorney some eight years ago
And he has not heard from her for five years or so
Rumor has it in Australia she is a mother and wife
And quite happy and content in her new way of life
A young man in Kilcorney thinks of her every day
But then such is life as some are known to say.

by Francis Duggan

Eily’s Report – 7th November

Dia is Mhuire diobh go leir a cairde and welcome.

There is a meeting at McCarthy’s Bar tonight organised by the Community Council to further plan the Millstreet Talent Festival. It starts at 8.30. Please take note of the change of venue.  The Council are pleased at the amount of public interest in the venture, and tonight’s meeting is all about the way ahead so please support it well.

My apologies for not being with you last week, I was swept away by the ghosts and ghouls of Halloween.

The changing of the time has made our dark evenings seem very very long and the wet weather doesn’t help, so it is more important now than ever that we find some pleasant ways of passing the long evenings. It’s good to know that there’s lots to choose from. The pubs and the clubs are pulling out all the stops to out do one another. [read more …] “Eily’s Report – 7th November”

Upcoming Concerts in Macroom

The Lee Valley Enterprise Board Presents the following upcoming concerts:

  • “Walking back to Happiness” – 60’s and 70’s Music Show – Saturday November 11th at 8:30pm – Riverside Park Hotel Macroom … [details]
  • Aonghus McAnally – Celebrating Christy Hennessy – Saturday November 18th at 8:00pm – Riverside Park Hotel Macroom … [details]
  • Paddy O’ Brien in Concert, plus Special Guests John Hogan & Trudi Lalor –  23rd November at 8:30pm – Riverside Park Hotel … [details]
  • Alleluia Concert! – Hymns Celebrating The Faith of Our Fathers – Sunday 26th November at 8:00pm – Supporting St. Colman’s New Church Organ. Featuring Linda Kenny (Soprano) & Ryan Morgan … [details]
  • Ruaile Buaile in Concert – Saturday December 2nd 10:00pm – an over 18’s event [deails]

Live Broadcast Now from Salthill Hotel in Galway

Presently being broadcast live on at the moment until after midnight the Michael Commins Annual Salthill Show.  The star guest tonight is Big Tom McBride.  Lots of further superb singers all being transmitted live from the Salthill Hotel, Galway.   Broadcast Coordinators:  Ita Fitzgerald, Breeda and Mike Piggott & Friends.

Tomorrow night as usual it’s “Radio Treasures” also on CMS 9:30 to 11:00pm.  Happy Listening.  (S.R.)

For both programmes tune into or access on Internet Radio under Cork Music Station (on Local Ireland / Country)


150th Anniversary of the Manchester Martyrs



COL (Ret.) Robert J. Bateman, NYARG

Past National Historian, AOH (1976 – 1980)

Past Division #8 Historian, Lawrence, MA

Division #18 Historian, Peekskill, N.Y.

(Great-grandnephew of Captain Timothy Deasy)

On the 150th anniversary of their deaths, let us pause to commemorate, the brave Fenian heroes forever known in Irish history as “THE MANCHESTER MARTYRS” .

On the 18th of September 1867, in Manchester, England, Colonel Rickard O’Sullivan Burke, Captain Michael O’Brien, Captain Edward O’Meagher Condon and a rescue party of fifteen other Bold Fenian Men rescued Colonel Thomas Kelly, Chief Executive of the IRB and Captain Timothy Deasy, the Deputy Central Organizer of the Irish Republic and IRB commander for Manchester and Liverpool, who were being transported from Bellvue “Goal” (jail) by British Authorities. The Fenian Officers Burke, Condon, O’Brien, Kelly and Deasy, all American citizens and combat veterans of the American Civil War, were also members of the Ancient Order of Hibernians in America; while Burke, Allen, O’Brien, Condon and Deasy were all from County Cork. The names of the 15 other Fenians who made up the rescue party were Thomas O’Bolger, James Laverty, John Neary, Peter Ryan, William Melvin, Michael Larkin, Timothy Featherstone, Charles Moorhouse, Peter Rice, William Philip Allen, Patrick Bloomfield, John Stoneham, Joseph Ryan and James Cahill.

During the rescue, (“THE SMASHING OF THE VAN”), Sergeant Charles Brett, a Manchester Police veteran of some twenty-five years, was accidentally shot and killed. [read more …] “150th Anniversary of the Manchester Martyrs”

Autumn Showers from Clara

Following the storms (Ophelia & Brian) we have had two weeks of nice autumn weather, interrupted this weekend as the wind has turned and is now coming from the north … so it has gotten cold, bringing with dark clouds, heavy showers, but still lovely sunshine. This beautiful photo which was taken yesterday about 12pm catches this, as the showers roll in into Millstreet, throwing up another rainbow over Tubrid photo: Instagram/Simon Duggan

Austrian Brothers on a Charity Walk

Marc and Tom are two Austrian brothers who arrived in Millstreet yesterday evening on day 5 of a charity walk along the Ireland Way from Castletownbere to Ballycastle in County Antrim. They are walking in cooperation with Caritas for homeless people and are depending on the generosity and goodwill of people along the way for food and shelter. If you wish to donate here is the link

[read more …] “Austrian Brothers on a Charity Walk”

Parish Newsletter – 5th November, 2017

Thirty-First Sunday in Ordinary Time – 5th November, 2017
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:

RECENT DEATHS: John Lucey, Minor Row; Peg Cronin, Knocknagurrane & England; Margaret Kelleher, Lyre; Marian O’Connell, Derrinagree; Maurice Burke, Bantry & Lissaniska 

Saturday 4th November:

Millstreet Vigil 6.30 p.m.  Mary Wyse & her husband Jerry, Cork & Nellie and the deceased members of the Kelleher Family, Lackabawn.
Sunday 5th November:
Ballydaly   9.00 a.m.   Jerome & Peggy O’Sullivan, Rathduane
Cullen      10.15 a.m.  Mass for those who died in Cullen in the past 12 months followed by blessing of Graves.
Millstreet 11.30 a.m.  Jack Kelleher, Aubane.

ANNIVERSARIES: Noel Healy, Canon O’Donovan Centre & Curracahill; Nora Mary Corkery, West End; Willie Murphy, Killarney Road;  Bridget & Edward Lawlor, Lackabawn; Denis Healy, Aubane; Tim Ring, Cullen; Christy Morley, Lislehane; Mary (Johnny Mort) O’Sullivan, Lisnaboy; Madge Murphy, Lisnaboy; Margaret Hickey, Lisnaboy; Tim & Mary O’Mahony, Flintfield; Amy Hurley, Bandon; John Cronin, Murphy’s Terrace & Cork; Nora Mary & Sean O’Riordan, Knocknagree; Joseph Cahill; Jerry Creedon, Laught; Sheila Murphy, San Francisco & Curraraigue.  [read more …] “Parish Newsletter – 5th November, 2017”

Death Notice: Maurice (Mossie) Burke, Bantry & Cullen

BURKE (Marino Terrace, Bantry and late of Lissaniska, Cullen): On November 3rd 2017, peacefully in his 95th year at Cork University Hospital, MAURICE (MOSSIE) beloved husband of Kathleen (née Sugrue), dear father of James. Sadly missed by his loving wife, son, daughter-in-law, much loved grandchildren Shauna, Emma and Anna, brother-in-law Connie (Sugrue), sisters-in-law Nuala (Allis) and Noreen (Sugrue), nephews, nieces, relatives, kind neighbours and friends. May he rest in peace.
Reposing in Coakley’s Funeral Home Chapel St, Bantry on (Saturday) Nov. 4th from 6pm followed by rosary at 7pm. Reposing on (Sunday) Nov. 5th from 5pm followed by removal at 6.30pm to St. Finbarr’s Church, Bantry. Requiem Mass on (Monday) Nov. 6th at 12 noon followed by burial in the Abbey Cemetery.

Death Notice: Marian O’Connell (née Galvin), Derrinagree

The death has occurred of Marian O’CONNELL (née Galvin), Derrinagree, Cork. Peacefully at Marymount Hospice, in the presence of her family, beloved wife of John and loving mother of Derek, Mary, Jerry and Breda. Sadly missed by her loving husband, children and extended families, grandchildren, sisters and brothers, nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. Rest in Peace.
Lying in repose at Tarrant’s Funeral Home, Millstreet. Rosary on Saturday at 8pm. Reposing on Sunday from 6pm followed by removal at 8pm to the Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary Church, Derrinagree. Requiem Mass on Monday at 12 noon and burial afterwards to St Mary’s Cemetery, Millstreet. Family Flowers Only. Donations in Lieu if desired to Marymount Hospice. [1]

Millstreet Station

As the train pulls out of the station
There’s another crashing through my heart
Across a sea of every kind of nation
I feel the sleepers pulling us apart
Through darkened Streets, I followed my feet
And I made my way through the dark.

Now she’s gone I have to learn to function
It’s like the blind leading the blind
Like two roads meeting at a junction
One was hers the other was mine
Down Claragh Road the wind did now
As it tore her from my sight

As the days turn into weeks,
I see reflections of a face i used to know
All the tears that rolled down our cheeks,
are still there but covered by the snow.

As the train pulls into Millstreet station
I feel myself moving to a beat
Like an island amid so many nations
I take her hand and hold onto these two weeks

by B. King