Millstreet Parish Newsletter – 12th May 2024



Ascension of the Lord

12th May 2024

Canon John Fitzgerald, P.P.

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

Email:  millstreet


All Masses are livestreamed on

Parish Opening Hours 

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday 

10.00am to 1.00pm  &  2.00pm to 5.00pm

Mass Intentions this Weekend:

Saturday 11th May:

Millstreet   6.15p.m.   Bridget & Patrick O’Sullivan, Dooneen;  Jack Healy, Kilmeedy.

Sunday 12th May:

Ballydaly   9.30a.m. Theresa & Michael Herlihy, Cahirbarnagh & the deceased members of the Moynihan Family, Lyreaoune;  Eileen Tucker, Ballydaly & Killarney.

Millstreet 11.30 a.m.   Breeda Kelleher, Station Road;  Bob & the deceased members of the O’Sullivan Family, Gortavehy.

ANNIVERSARIES: Kathleen & Jackie Forde, Murphy’s Terrace; Katie, Paddy & the deceased members of the Kelleher Family, Church Street & Moulnahourna; Fenton Kiely, Liscahane; John Corkery, Clarabeg; Paddy & John Murphy, Rathduane House; Julia Hickey, Cullen; Pat O’Shea, Glounthane & Cockhill; Eileen Halliden, Rathcoole; Sr. Michael (Marie) Halliden, Weybridge & Rathcoole. 

Mass Intentions for NEXT WEEKEND:

Saturday 18th May:

Millstreet   6.15p.m.   John Barry, Lackabawn & his parents Dan & Margaret.

Sunday 19th May:

Cullen   9.30a.m. The deceased members of the Lehane & McKelvey Families, Lissanika;  Mary Agnes Murphy, Rathduane.

Millstreet 11.30 a.m.   Jack Corkery, Liscahane;  Jimmy & Kathleen Cashman, Clara Road;  Tade Corkery, Dooneen.

Millstreet Church: Mass times this week unless there is a funeral.

No Mass on Monday 13th May.

Mass on Tuesday (14th) for People of the Parish at 10.00a.m.

Mass on Wednesday (15th) for Private Intention at 10.00a.m.

No Mass on Thursday 16th 

Mass on Friday (17th) for John J. Dineen, Rathmore at 10.00a.m. [read more …] “Millstreet Parish Newsletter – 12th May 2024”

Darkness into Light 2024

Join us for the upcoming Darkness Into Light 2024 on Saturday 11th of May at 4:45 am (tomorrow morning).
You can still sign up and donate online or turn up on the day and donate to the collection box here in Munster Fire & Safety Shop on Main Street or in one of the locations through the town.
We have a number of t-shirts available for anyone who wants to pop in for one in advance of the walk. Limited availability so they will be handed on first come first served basis.

  • The walk starts on the Killarney Road, at the turn off to Millstreet Community School at 4:45am. See you there!

For further details see the Munster Fire & Safety page.

A family of 4 is seeking a 3-bed house, in Millstreet

I am a Family Support worker working with Families & Children in International Protection and Direct Provision who have been given their 90-day IPAS notice to find alternative accommodation.
I was wondering if you could possibly put up the below post for me anonymously.
“A family of 4 is seeking a 3-bed house, in Millstreet. 
3 Children are settled in Schools and Sports clubs in the town.
Mum is heavily involved in the community also. 
She will be returning to education at UCC in September so the train station will be perfect for her commute. 
She is HAP-approved and ready to go and is willing to top up the rent if needed.  
Contact: 083-8137352″

Wonderful Musical Event in Ballyvourney This Sat. at 8pm

We thank Margaret and Michael Dennehy, Geararoe, Millstreet for the very interesting link about a Concert in Ballyvourney this Saturday night. The group are made up of the Cotter family from Ennis.  Geraldine Cotter was a music teacher in Millstreet Community School in the early to mid-1980s. Most likely, many of her Past-Pupils might well wish to see Geraldine and her Family perform at this very special event  at the Ionad Cultúrtha in Baile Mhúirne on Sat. 11th May at 8pm.  (S.R.)

Eileen Tucker – Seventh Anniversary


Hawthorn Ave., Killarney, Co. Kerry  Ballydaly I have not left you

I have just gone before you.

In loving memory of Eileen,

whose 7th anniversary occurs on

12th May, 2024 (R.I.P.)

Our family chain is broken

Nothing is the same

But as God calls us one by one

The links will join again.

So deeply missed by

your brothers Fr. Seán & Denis,

your twin sister Noreen,

Estelle & Eileen


All your nieces and nephews.

Millstreet Meals on Wheels Service

The Millstreet Meals on Wheels service is available for the elderly & isolated in the Millstreet catchment area. 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>

Matthew Healy Memorial – Fund Raising Event

Hi All,

As you may be aware my 6 year old little boy Matthew was murdered on the 9th of February earlier this year.  Matthew was my only child and I am completely heartbroken as a result of his death, however we did have a wonderful 6 years together, for which I will be forever grateful. Matthew was an intelligent, articulate, funny and socially conscious little lad, he was an absolute pleasure to be with, and it was the greatest honor and privilege of my life to have been his dad.

The loss Matthew has suffered is enormous, is absolute, and final, everything has been stolen from him in this life. The only thing I can do for him now in this life is to honor his memory and to bring as much positivity in his name as possible despite all the devastation and destruction. Therefore, to celebrate and honor Matthew we are planning to do a number of things in the future, the first of which is to take place in Watergrasshill village (details below) on the 19th of May to celebrate his birthday, for which he would have turned 7 years old on the previous Friday the 17th of May. We are holding a motorbike and vintage car run with music etc afterwards with all proceeds and donations going to Make A Wish, a charity which reflects Matthew’s fun and adventurous character.
I would appreciate your support with this fundraiser, you can donate via the link below or on the day if you are attending the event, everyone is welcome. I would also appreciate it if you could forward this to your own list of contacts, your support is greatly appreciated.
Thank you,
James Healy

Congratulations Once Again to Cian Denis O’Connor

Congratulations once again to Cian Denis O’Connor who has been named to play this Thursday against Clare in Páirc Uí Chaoimh

The Cork Minor Team to play Clare is as follows –

  1. Josh Goulding, Glen Rovers
  2. Cian Denis O Connor, Millstreet
  3. Rian O’Riordan, Blackrock
  4. Liam Kelleher, Douglas, Captain
  5. Kevin Beechinor, Eire Og
  6. Conor Noonan, Kanturk
  7. John Murphy, Mallow
  8. Jack O’Brien, Douglas
  9. Jack Hegarty, Ballinora
  10. Leo Hennessy, Ballymartle
  11. Mark O’Brien, Douglas
  12. Luke Murphy, Barryroe
  13. Adam Lee, Cloyne
  14. Fionn Lardner, Fermoy
  15. Michael Brosnan, Glen Rovers
  16. Adam Lee, Carrigtwohill
  17. David Enright, Inniscarra
  18. Colm Garde, Lisgoold
  19. Oisin O’Connell, Carrigaline
  20. Dean Cosgrave, Courcey Rovers
  21. Conor O’Donoghue, St Finbarrs
  22. Eoghan O’Shea, Ballinhassig
  23. Peter Barrett, Midleton
  24. Joe Twohig, Valley Rovers

“Radio Treasures” Tonight Features Charleville, Ancestral Search & Mallow Pipe Band Centenary

On this Tuesday – 7th May 2024 … preceded by “Jimmy Reidy & Friends” with a wonderful programme (no. 94) from the  splendid Archival Series where the focus is on Latharn  at 8pm (the repeat of which one may hear on Sunday night at 10pm) we invite you to also tune into “Radio Treasures” this Tuesday from 9.15 to 11.30pm on Cork Music StationPlease note that our CMS Website is now back  in operation but there are also other ways to listen to CMS by using the “Radio Garden” App, by the “Tune In” App or by Alexa.   At 9.30pm we introduce our new series on Charleville.   At 10pm we share our feature on the Centenary of the Thomas Davis Pipe Band from Mallow.  Lots more of our regular items also.   Feel very welcome to contact the live programme by emailing corkmusicstation or texting 086 825 0074 – One may also WhatsApp that number.   Tap on the images below to enlarge.  (S.R.)

Tracing ancestral roots in the Millstreet area – Roman, Jude and Ailish.

With the Elections in June canvassing has begun in Millstreet and beyond.
Recent Paragliding from Clara Mountain.
Truly magnificent Rainbow seen by many on this Sunday evening.

[read more …] ““Radio Treasures” Tonight Features Charleville, Ancestral Search & Mallow Pipe Band Centenary”

Eily’s Report – 7th May

Dia is Mhuire dióbh go léir a cairde and welcome to my Report.

The sun is making a fine appearance as the merry month of May rolls on.  Dramatic sun-downs light up the evening skies like never before. The recent setting sun threw up a variety of scenes as it skimmed over the highs and lows of the landscape. Scenes to be admired and captured on camera to be treasured again and again and shared with those who missed them. The system played a thick on me leading me to think that I was with the fairies. I took a fine image of Sundays evenings sun-down from inside my conservatory window my back to the tv. The picture came out great showing the full volume of the bright orange clouds high over Clara Mountain but to my dismay on checking my handiwork I got a shock to see the face of a weird looking man inside my wall looking straight at me. The  world of the supernatural, sprang to mind as I slammed my phone shut to give myself time to think, not always easy when you’re on your own. Then I steadied myself and opened it up again. Only to find that the mystery man’s face was a reflection from the television which was in the room behind me. Ahhh, the relief. Welcome and all as the sun may be please take good care to cover up well. The hot rays on the sun are really very burning as I found out first hand. So please wear good sun-block.

[read more …] “Eily’s Report – 7th May”

Millstreet Parish Newsletter – 5th May 2024



Sixth Sunday of Easter

5th May 2024

Canon John Fitzgerald, P.P.

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

Email:  millstreet


All Masses are livestreamed on

Parish Opening Hours 

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday 

10.00am to 1.00pm  &  2.00pm to 5.00pm

RECENT DEATHS:  Carmel O’Sullivan, Drishane More; Teddy O’Connor, Ballinkeen; Danielle Nicholls, Millstreet & Midleton.

Mass Intentions this Weekend:

 Saturday 4th May:

Millstreet   6.15p.m.   Judy Buckley, Mountleader;  Denis & Nell Hickey, Mill Lane.

Sunday 5th May:

Cullen   9.30a.m. People of the Parish

Millstreet 11.30 a.m.   Maureen & Martin Moran, Ballyvouskil 

ANNIVERSARIES: Jerry Hickey, Pound Hill; Amanda Fitzgerald, Murphy’s Terrace; Joe and the deceased members of the McSweeney Family, Killarney Road; Michael Ryan, Killarney Road; Mary Breen, Killarney Road; Jimmy Cashman, Clara Road; Michael Dennehy, Coomlogane; Con Keane, Coolikerane; Hannie Lane, Aubane; Patrick W. Buckley, Curraraigue; Mary & Michael Flaherty, Ballydaly; John & Jenny Collins, Dunmanway; Tim O’Riordan, Kanturk.

 Mass Intentions for NEXT WEEKEND:

Saturday 11th May:

Millstreet   6.15p.m.   Briget & Patrick O’Sullivan, Dooneen;  Jack Healy, Kilmeedy.

Sunday 12th May:

Ballydaly   9.30a.m. Theresa & Michael Herlihy, Cahirbarnagh & the deceased members of the Moynihan Family, Lyreaoune.

Millstreet 11.30 a.m.   Breeda Kelleher, Station Road.

Millstreet Church: Mass times this week unless there is a funeral.

No Mass on Monday 6th May.

Mass on Tuesday (7th) for Tim & Anastasia O’Connor, Ballydesmond and their daughter Anne Harmon, Ardfert at 10.00a.m.

Mass on Wednesday (8th) for Private Intention at 10.00a.m.

Mass on Thursday (9th) for Amanda Fitzgerald, Murphy’s Terrace; Michael Ryan, Killarney Road at 10.00a.m.

Mass on Friday (10th) for John Sherlock, Skibbereen at 7.30p.m.

Saturday (11th) First Holy Communion for the Presentation Convent & Scoil Mhuire National Schools at 11.00a.m. [read more …] “Millstreet Parish Newsletter – 5th May 2024”

Ireland’s Fittest Family Superstars fundraiser

On next Saturday, 11th May 2024, Danny & Gillian O’Riordan are taking part in the Ireland’s Fittest Family Superstars fundraiser along with their brother-in-law Mark & friend Brendan.
This unique fundraising event, organised by Londis & Davy Fitzgerald to help raise much needed funds for the Irish Hospice Foundation, will see them compete on a course similar to that seen in the hit TV show, Ireland’s Fittest Family.
They are doing it in memory of Danny & Gillian’s aunt Noreen who sadly passed away in July 2022. Please donate any amount you can! More info in the link


First Holy Communion Ceremony for Courtney & Saoirse

A very impressive First Holy Communion ceremony took place in Our Lady of Lourdes Church, Ballydaly on Saturday, 27th April 2024.   The two children receiving the Sacrament were Courtney Twomey and Saoirse Murphy – both pupils of Cloghoula N.S..   The Celebrant was Canon John Fitzgerald, P.P., Millstreet.   Here we share a selection of images from the very special event.   Tap on the pictures to enlarge. (S.R.)

Both of these above pictures were taken by Photographer supreme – Geraldine Dennehy.

[read more …] “First Holy Communion Ceremony for Courtney & Saoirse”

Danielle Nicholls, Bailick Court, Midleton & Millstreet

The death has occurred of Danielle Nicholls, Bailick Court, Midleton, Co. Cork / Millstreet, Co. Cork.

Danielle Nicholls, Finnow Grove, Millstreet & formerly Bailick Court, Midleton, on May 2nd, 2024, peacefully, surrounded by her loving family, after a long illness bravely borne at Marymount Hospital & Hospice, Cork. Danielle, loving mother of Luke and Rachel, beloved daughter of Caroline and Philip and dear sister of Craig, Tim and Rebekah.

Sadly missed and lovingly remembered by her children, their dad Ger and his partner Shannon, her parents, sister, brothers, grandmother Elizabeth, sister in law Amy, aunts, uncles, nieces, cousins, relatives and her many friends.

May Danielle Rest In Peace

Danielle will Repose in O’Farrell’s Funeral Home, Riverside Way, Midleton on Monday, May 6th, from 5 p.m. to 6.30 p.m.

Reception into Church of The Most Holy Rosary, Midleton on Tuesday for 11 a.m. Funeral Mass followed by 2 p.m. service and cremation at The Island Crematorium, Ringaskiddy.

The Funeral Mass will be live streamed on: Midleton Live Stream

The Service at the Crematorium be live streamed on: Crematorium Live Stream

Family Flowers Only Please. Donations in lieu to Marymount Hospital & Hospice: Donate

Messages of comfort and condolence may be expressed on the condolences link here.

Busy Period ahead for Millstreet Vintage Club in May and June

As we start into the Month of May the next 2 months will be a busy period for Millstreet Vintage Club with the next Event for the Club being a Classic Vehicle & Coffee event over at Mallow GAA Complex Eircode (P51  XV58) happening on Bank Holiday Monday May 6th between 11am and 3pm,this Event is in aid of Mallow Day Care Centre and is sponsored by Mallow Credit Union,for more details on this Event you can give

Sid a call on 087 2534318. 

Following the Mallow Event Club Member Dan Barry is running a Vintage Tractor Run on Sunday May 12th with the beneficiary being Millstreet Community Hospital,this Run will be exclusively open to VINTAGE TRACTORS only and the Criteria required for to take part in the Event will be that your Tractor will have to be 1994 or Older to participate,this is the first time the Club will be running a Tractor Run for Vintage Tractors only and is an interesting concept and hopefully one that catches on,the Tractors will be on Display to the General Public at the Canon O’Donovan Centre Millstreet (Eircode P51 RY10) from 11am to 1pm when they will then take to the Road on a Scenic Route, Entry Fee is €20.
For more details give
Dan Barry a Call on 087-2680011 and he will be happy to answer any queries you may have.
On Sunday June 9th the Club are running a Cars and Coffee at Drishane Castle combined with Tractors and Tea also in Drishane Castle (Weather Permitting) for more details on this Event you can contact
Contact Donie Lucey 086 8545873
Saturday June 22nd will see the Clubs Saturday Evening Summer Car Run  which is again in aid Bumbleance Childrens Ambulance Service for more details on this Event you can
Contact Willie Fitzgerald
on 087 2229874.




Membership for Millstreet Vintage Club is €20 for the Year and New Members are always very Welcome to join, if you wish to become a Member of the Club you can give

Club Membership Officers Sheila Lane a Call on 086 8723033 or Danny Lane on 087 2213848 for Details.