Fundraising for Volunteer Work in India

I will be volunteering In India for 10 weeks in total starting March 26th in the Himalayas for 4 weeks consisting of teaching, child care and women empowerment,  with 2 weeks being spent at a wildlife rescue and conservation area near New Delhi and then another 4 weeks in Kochi (Southern India).

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Millstreet Adult Learning Centre – reopening after Christmas

Millstreet Adult Learning Centre,
Main Street, Millstreet

The Adult Learning Centre is re-opening for classes next week starting 15th January. There are 63 Learners registered with the Centre at this present time and subjects offered include; Beginner Computers, Improver Computers, Advanced Computers, Reading, Writing, Quantitative Problem Solving, Social Media Skills ,Technology, Desktop Publishing, Arts , Crafts and Design and Community Singing. The time-table is on display in the Centre. There are vacancies also for learners who might prefer one to one private tuition. For further information on proposed classes for Spring call Marie on 086 7707301 or email <email>

Death Notice: Sr. Maria Moynihan, Australia and Flintfield

MOYNIHAN. Funeral Mass for Sr Maria Moynihan RSJ (Religious Sisters of St. Joseph) will be celebrated at the Regional Chapel of S Joseph, 13 Havelock Rd, Hawthorn East, on WEDNESDAY (Jan. 10) at 10.30am. Following refreshments the funeral will leave for burial at Melbourne General Cemetery. – [the Herald Sun, January 6th 2018 [read more …] “Death Notice: Sr. Maria Moynihan, Australia and Flintfield”

Nollaig na mBan

As mentioned on Thursday, Graham Clifford of RTÉ Radio 1’s Drivetime Programme was in Millstreet and Carriganima to interview local ladies about the Women’s Little Christmas Celebrations in the area. The feature was aired about 5:40pm on Friday evening, and included a few words with Ann Marie Kelleher, Christopher (Barman at the Wallis Arms), Pat Randles, Noreen Dennehy, Sean Murphy and more ladies the Pub Carriganima. If you missed the feature, you can listen it on the RTÉ Player (from 1:08:40 to 1:16:00 in the programme). Below are some photos from some of the ladies that enjoyed themselves tonight in the Wallis Arms and in the Sandpit. We hope ye enjoyed yourselves tonight. Nollaig na mBan Shona Daoibh. [Listen here]

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Death Notice: Sheila O’Brien (née Cremin)

O’BRIEN (Carrigaphooka, Macroom): On January 6th, 2018, peacefully, at CareChoice Macroom, Sheila (nee Cremin) beloved wife of the late Con (late of Ballydaly), sister of Mary and the late Peggy, sister-in-law Margaret (Murphy) , brother-in-law Denis (O’Brien) . Sadly missed by her sister, sister-in-law , brother-in-law , nephews, niece, grandnephews, grandnieces, great-grandnephew, great-grandnieces, relatives, neighbours and friends.
Reposing in Fitz-Gerald’s Funeral Home, Macroom, from 7pm Wednesday 10th with removal at 8.30pm to St Colman’s Church, Macroom. Funeral on Thursday 11th, after 10am Mass, to St. Colman’s Cemetery, Macroom. May she rest in peace. [1]

Sharing Millstreet Museum Archive Images from 2010

As we celebrate Oíche Nollag na bBan 2018 we reflect on 2010 as we share a selection of colourful images from some eight years ago.  Click on the pictures to enlarge (S.R.)

Magnificent Rathduane Feature during Christmas 2010
Millstreet People of the Year 2010.
Members of LTV2 Millstreet and Guests following a local television recording at Millstreet Day Care Centre in 2010.
With William Fitzgerald on camera at the Annual Abbeydorney Ploughing Event in Co. Kerry in 2010 I had a truly wonderful panoramic view as we broadcast for LTV2 Millstreet.
And the Sam Maquire Cup made a special appearance at Abbeydorney during 2010.

And finally we share one further image taken at Millstreet GAA Community Hall during 2010. [read more …] “Sharing Millstreet Museum Archive Images from 2010”

Womens Little Christmas to be Featured from Millstreet and Carriganima on this coming Friday Evening on the Drivetime Programme on RTE Radio 1 Tune in at 5.30 this Evening (Note the Change of Time on this)


The Drivetime Programme which airs on RTE Radio 1 every evening Monday to Friday between 4.30pm and 7.00pm, is doing a feature on how Womens Little Christmas is being celebrated in the Millstreet Area. They plan to have the feature on their programme this Friday evening between 6 and 6.30pm approx. On the programme they will have a report from Millstreet and Carriganima on the preparations for celebrating  Womens Little Christmas which takes place on this coming Saturday January 6th. On the Programme they plan to visit the Wallis Arms Hotel in Millstreet and the Pub in Carriganima which are both holding Womens Little Christmas Celebrations, and will talk to various people on what Womens Little Christmas means to them, so do tune in to Mary Wilson on Drivetime between 6.00pm and 6.30pm, tommorrow Friday and if there is any change on the broadcast time for this we will keep you informed here on with any update on this.

We Should Commemorate the Attack on the Carnegie Hall

The 4th of January 1923 in Irish local history was the day of the Attack on the Carnegie Hall by Anti-Treaty fighters from Cork and Kerry IRA units, under Tom Barry.

I want to stand on my “soapbox” for a minute and say my piece. Listen or keep scrolling it’s a free country 🙂

Leave the past in the past were it belongs! Come together to commemorate this part of our history, say a few prayers, shake hands and move on with our lives.
In today’s society where there’s a celebration, a parade, a speech (which is right too) for a lot of stuff, and yet not even a prayer said on site yesterday to commemorate what happened. I think it’s very wrong.
The 100th year anniversary is coming up. I feel it’s the perfect opportunity to put a plaque up on the building, have a little unveiling, and say a few prayers for the souls of the people on both sides! Advertise it and if just 5 people come or 500, let the plaque be there for ever more so people can come when ever they want to themselves!
We said it to the council yesterday and they agreed with us!
Whether it will happen now is another story. I think it should.

Womens Little Christmas Celebration and Christmas Draw at The Pub in Carriganima this Sat Night January 6th

This Sat Night Jan 6th -The Pub Carriganima Women’s Little Christmas  Night Celebration, Music by Back on Track,Pub Christmas Draw will take place on the Night with plenty Prizes to be won including a Top Prize of 500 Euro.
Promises to be a good Night Out,looking forward to seeing you all there.

“The Music Room” Presentation in Boherbue This Thursday at 8pm

 “The Music Room” in Boherbue’s Pearse Memorial Hall this Thursday, 4th January 2018 at 8pm presents “Listeners’ Choice” where people are requested to bring along their CDs and are invited to share their musical choices if they so wish.  All are very welcome.  (S.R.)

Cycling Couch to Ring of Kerry programme

Sliabh Luachra Cycling Club

If your New Year’s resolution for 2018 is to cycle the Ring of Beara, Ring of Kerry or simply want to take up cycling to get fit-Sliabh Luachra Cycling club is starting a couch to Ring of Kerry programme for all levels of cycling abilities.
The programme will start mid January, it will include 8 to 12 weeks of spinning and also bike skills sessions before hitting the road.
We are holding an information night for anybody interested in starting the programme on Friday 5th January 2018 in Teach Iosagain Rathmore at 8 pm

Contact us through our Facebook page  or  0877023562 for more information.

Looking forward to meeting you Friday evening.


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Death Notice: John F O’Connell, Canada & Lyrevocane

The death has occurred on Saturday 23rd December 2017 of John F O’Connell, Milton, Toronto, Canada & late of Lyrevocane, Cullen. Peacefully surrounded by his Family in the excellent care of the staff at Allendale Nursing Home, beloved husband of Bridie and loving father of David and Sean. Predeceased by his sister Eileen, brother Timothy and his parents Tim and Monica. Deeply regretted by his wife, sons, brother Joe, sister Winiferd, daughter-in-law Athena, Laura and grandchildren Ethan, Aidan and Eimly, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, relatives, neighbours and friends.

Memorial Mass will take place at the Church of the Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Derrinagree on Thursday 4th of January at 7.30pm. [1 [read more …] “Death Notice: John F O’Connell, Canada & Lyrevocane”

A Windy Evening in Store

laStorm Eleanor will be passing over Ireland today, and it looks like we’re in the firing line again, thought probably not too bad this time, with gusts of over 100km/hr forecast for Millstreet in the afternoon.

Weather wise it was a strange new years day, with lovely sunshine in the morning, broken by fierce showers of hail. We had the brightest moon of the year (the ‘wolf super-moon’) early after dark, and then unusually the clouds all lined up  in parallel lines (what appear like roll clouds), a noted effect of an approaching storm 🌬️😨 [read more …] “A Windy Evening in Store”

Happy New Year 2018

As is tradition for more than 65 years, Millstreet Pipe Band played their New Year recital last evening despite the rain. We’d like to take this chance to thank everyone who supported in 2017 by sending posts, photos, and information, by sending us messages, and by simply visiting the site. We wish all Millstreet people, and your families, at home and afar the very best for 2018. Photo below thanks to John Tarrant

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Death Notice: Nora (Nono) O’Keeffe (née Brosnan), Du-con Rd.

The death has occurred on Sunday 31st December 2017 of Nora (Nono) O’KEEFFE (née Brosnan), Du-con Road, Millstreet. Peacefully in the tender care of the staff of Mallow General Hospital. Deeply regretted by her husband Connie, children Hugh, Nora, Mairead, Siobhan and Fiona, sisters Peggy and Esther, brother Sidney, twelve grandchildren, extended family, relatives and many friends.
Reposing at Tarrant’s Funeral Home, Millstreet on Monday, 1st January, 2018 from 6pm followed by removal to St. Patrick’s Church, Millstreet at 8pm. Requiem Mass on Tuesday at 12 noon. Burial afterwards in St. Mary’s Cemetery. May she rest in peace. [1]

Parish Newsletter – 31st December, 2017

Feast of the Holy Family – 31st December, 2017
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, and for those for whom masses will be offered during the week:

RECENT DEATHS: Bertie Cronin, England & Cloghoulabeg; Eilish O’Keeffe, Newmarket & Cullen

Saturday 30th December:
Millstreet Vigil 6.30 p.m. John B “The Shamrock” Murphy, West End
Sunday 31st December:
Ballydaly 9.00 a.m. Donncha Murphy, Ballydaly
Cullen 10.15 a.m. Andy & Kitty Walsh, Knocknageeham& Dan Meade, Ahane
Millstreet 11.30 a.m. Peg & Paddy Healy, Murphy’s Terrace

ANNIVERSARIES: Con O’Sullivan, Claramore; Margaret O’Hare, Cloghoulamore; Clement Kelleher, Toorenbawn; Hannah Murphy, Main Street; Willie Joe Forde, Mologhroe; Julia Vaughan, Newmarket  [read more …] “Parish Newsletter – 31st December, 2017”