A Message from Mallow Credit Union

Under the latest Governmental Guidelines for Covid-19, Credit Unions remain an essential service and will remain open to serve our members. In the interest of public health and that of our members and staff we ask that, where possible, you phone or use our online services to transact from the comfort and safety of your own home. If you need to visit a branch we ask that you kindly:

  • Take note of the changes we have made to our Opening Hours below, coming into effect from Monday 11th January.
  • Adhere to social distancing in-branch
  • Use the hand sanitisers provided
  • Wear a mask

We have a dedicated Member Services Centre that will continue to service the phones, emails and CUOnline+ queries, as well as any loan enquiries you may have. To speak to them please call 022-21121, or email <email>

If you are not registered for our online banking facility, where you can make payments, view your accounts and transact, please visit www.mallowcu.ie to register. Or if you’re having difficulty logging in please call or email our team above who will be on hand to assist you.

Who Really Were the Three Wise Men? Fr. James Explores

Fr. James McSweeney has on this 6th January 2021 – the Feast of the Epiphany – shared his truly magnificent Video entitled “Who really were the Three Wise Men?” which includes reference to the famous Harry Clarke Stained Glass Window in St. Patrick’ Church, Millstreet.   We thank Fr. James for sharing such an inspiring presentation which may be viewed here.  (S.R.)

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. 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>


“Radio Treasures” This Tuesday on CMS from 9.30 to 11.00

“Radio Treasures” End of Year Show is on air tonight (Tues., 5th Jan. 2021) on Cork Music Station from 9.30 to 11.00.   Feel most welcome to contact the Show on corkmusicstation@ gmail.com or on Text/WhatsApp 086 825 0074 or check out the Seán Radley Facebook.  Happy Listening!  (S.R.)

Tim O’Shea with members of Millstreet Pipe Band at The Square.
Tim and Peg O’Shea
Liam Coffey & Tim O’Shea cut the special Millstreet Pipe Band 60th Anniversary Cake at the hugely successful Function held at the Dromhall Hotel, Killarney on Saturday, 26th March 2011. 
What a truly magnificent record for Millstreet Pipe Band which today led the Millstreet St. Patrick’s Day Parade for the amazing 60th time! Sincere congratulations from everyone with special mention to Tim O’Shea and Liam Coffey who have been with the renowned Band all through those six decades!  This image taken in 2011.

On tonight’s first programme of 2021 we celebrate the 70th Anniversary of the beginning of Millstreet Pipe Band when we chat with Tim O’Shea of Tullig, Millstreet who was present on 6th Jan. 1951 when William Quigley gave his very first bagpipe lesson to the first members of Millstreet Pipe Band.   At 10pm we listen to Tim’s fascinating history of the Band and we hear the great rendition of “Highland Cathedral”with pipes and organ in St. Patrick’s Church.   Tap on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.)

At 9.45pm we chat with Jim Lyons of Knockalougha Rambling House in Knocknagoshel, Co. Kerry and hear some of his wonderful songs.

The many superb Local Publications on sale at “Wordsworth” Bookshop, Millstreet.

[read more …] ““Radio Treasures” This Tuesday on CMS from 9.30 to 11.00″

Eily’s Report 5th January

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

Welcome to the year of 2021. In the past couple of weeks we have come through some very unusual and strange events we had to do without many of the age-old customs and rituals which have been part of our Christmases since the Birth of Christ. To say it was challenging would be an understatement but at the end of the day we can pat ourselves in the back and say I did it, I did it my way and came out stronger as a result. Full of new determination to take 2021 by the scruff of the neck, take it on with all our might and the help of God.

One of the main highlights of our Christmas was the return of our beloved parish priest Canon John FitzGerald to our alter following some heartfelt weeks without him and while we are deeply grateful to the other clerics who looked after us so well in his absence, there was something special about having ‘the Boss’ the Father figure home.  We wish Canon John all the best for the future. The streaming service in our Church made a huge difference to us over the Festive Season. There was a great attendance of those who were fortunate enough to be among the limited few who were allowed into the church on Christmas night, but for those of us who tuned in from home it was so special to be able to see the alter in all it’s splendour all lit up and the celebrant in full view, his words coming through as clear as crystal. Speaking for myself and I’m sure many more of my vintage I found it great to sit in the comfort of my own home for Mass and still feel a part of it all, joined by our people from all over the globe in one big celebration of the birth of Christ. The Christmas Crib all newly painted and surrounded by lush branches of green ivy was placed as usual at the bottom of the church where it is still intact and where people can pay homage any time as the church is open every day.   Hand sanitisers available the whole time.  There is a collection box at the Crib and the money raised there goes to good causes every year.  In ways I suppose we are seeing our Alter for the first time in many ways. Never before has it been held in our full gaze for so long and it looks so beautiful. The mosaic walls, the marble pulpit, altar and steps, the brass candle sticks and flower vases filled with a profusion of fresh flowers and the overhead lighting casting lustre on it all, the huge picture window at the back. Whenever you hear something praised to the hilt, there is nearly always a BUT. I suppose it’s an age thing with me and with all health and safety regulations being  drummed into us every day, I can’t but notice the absence of handrails on the steps of the altar to see the Padres negotiating them in their flowing robes makes me nervous. Every place we know that has steps even a couple has handrails. Our beloved clergy is going through very difficult times at the moment. It can’t be easy for them to come on the altar and minister to an empty house. We’ve heard of a flock without a shepherd, but a shepherd without a flock, can’t be easy .

[read more …] “Eily’s Report 5th January”

Dromtariffe Parish Weekly Newsletter


Dromtariffe   Parish 


Eircode: P51 W983







Eircode: P51 K316




Monday January 4th             to Sunday January 10th   

Fr Tom Leane

The Presbytery, Dromagh, Mallow, Co. Cork.  Eircode: P51 YWF1

Tel: (029)78096 Mob: (087) 2300565 Parish Office: Secretary Evelyn O’Sullivan

Open Monday, Wednesday & Friday.  Tel: (029)78096

Safeguarding Children Representatives: Margaret McCarthy & John Cronin

Designated Liaison Person Kerry Diocese: 087 6362 780

Email: <email>  Web: www.dioceseofkerry.ie


Pastoral Area

Priest on Duty Sunday 10 Jan Fr Tom Leane (029) 78096 / 087 2300565

Priest on Duty Sunday 17 Jan Fr Pat O’Donnell (064) 7758026 / 086 8351732


[read more …] “Dromtariffe Parish Weekly Newsletter”

Recalling the 98th Anniversary of Carnegie Hall Attack on 4th Jan. 1923

We thank John P.Kelleher for reminding us of this important Anniversary which occurs on Monday, 4th Jan. 2021.  A full and excellent comprehensive account of this milestone event in the history of Millstreet may be viewed here:  http://www.millstreet.ie/blog/2017/01/03/this-day-91-years-ago-today-in-millstreet

Millstreet’s Carnegie Hall 2020.
Millstreet’s Carnegie Hall in 1980s.


“Lunchtime Favourites” Sunday 3rd Jan. 2021 – 12.30 to 1.30pm

We invite you to submit your Requests for our weekly Music Request Show “Lunchtime Favourites” (Sunday, 3rd Jan. 2021) on Cork Music Station which is broadcast today from 12:30pm until 1.30pm.   This is our first Lunchtime programme of the New Year where our songs and music reflect the favourite songs and music of the past year .  Just email your requests anytime either to corkmusicstation @gmail.com OR to millstreetmuseum @gmail.com or text/WhatsApp to 086 825 0074.   Or check out the Seán Radley Facebook Page.  (S.R.)

Millstreet New Year Scene at Dusk.
One of the many uplifting festive signs viewed at Millstreet Town Park.

Millstreet Town Lotto resuming again this Sunday January 3rd

Millstreet Town Lotto is resuming again on Sunday 3rd January 2021. Please be assured that the running of the draw is following all correct procedures and protocols and the committee are adhering to the advised safety measures that are specific to the safe continuation of this local fun-
raising venture. The Jackpot stands at €12,200 with substantial consolation prizes if the correct 4 numbers are not drawn on the night. Please continue to purchase a ticket and be in with a chance to win.

Millstreet Parish Newsletter 3rd January 2021



Second Sunday after Christmas

3rd January  2021

Canon John Fitzgerald P.P.   

Tel Nos. Millstreet 029-70043/Mobile 087-7752948

Email:  millstreet @dioceseofkerry.ie    www.dioceseofkerry.ie



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:  Julia Murphy, Gortavehy; Paddy O’Mahony, Meenagloherane.

ANNIVERSARIES: Martin Cleary, Clara Road; Paddy Healy, Murphy’s Terrace; Kathleen Cronin, The Rectory; Clement Kelleher, Toorenbawn; Dan Joe Kelleher, Tullig; Tim & Julia Kiely, Tubber; Michael Dineen, Cullen; Kevin Gardiner, Cullen; Bill Hickey, Kiskeam; Abina Sheehan, Knockbrack. 


SATURDAY 2nd January at 6.30p.m:   Nono O’Keeffe, Ducon Road

SUNDAY 3rd January at 11.30a.m.: Pat O’Connell, Canon O’Donovan Centre & Toorenbawn

TUESDAY 5th January at 10.00a.m: Private Intention

WEDNESDAY 6th January:  Feast of the Epiphany Mass at 10.00a.m: Bertie & Kate Kelleher, Murphy’s Terrace

FRIDAY 8th January at 7.30p.m: Dan Joe & the deceased members of the  Kelleher Family, Tullig.

SATURDAY 9th January at 10.30a.m: Peggy Thornton, Drishanebeg (recently deceased)

SATURDAY 9th January at 6.30p.m: Ned Casey, Carrigacooleen;  Nell & Denis Hickey, Mill View

SUNDAY 10th January at 11.30a.m: Mary Cashman, Tullig [read more …] “Millstreet Parish Newsletter 3rd January 2021”

Millstreet Welcomes 2021

A dry bright day for the first day of 2021 – Millstreet welcomes the New Year with the celebration of Mass at 11.00 a.m. by Canon John Fitzgerald, P.P. viewed online on the excellent streaming serviceMillstreet’s beautiful Traditional Crib in the Church.

Evening time in Millstreet Town Park on New Year’s Day 2021. Tap on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)

[read more …] “Millstreet Welcomes 2021”

Gerard Withers, Liscarroll / Dromtariffe

The death has occurred on Tuesday 29th December 2020 of Gerard Withers Rossinarna, Liscarroll, Cork / Dromtariffe, Cork, following a Tragic accident.

Much loved husband of Maria (nee Tarrant) and adored Dad of Jack, Sarah and Jamie. Beloved son of Derry and Bernie and loving brother of Mick, Helena, Bernice and Mary T, extended family Taidgh and Molly, parents-in-law Éamon and Breeda Tarrant, brother-in-law Billy,sister-in-law Sinead and family, uncles, aunts, cousins and a wide circle of friends. May Gerard Rest In Peace. [rip]

Gerard’s Funeral Mass will be streamed live on churchservicelivestream.ie from St. John’s Church, Dromtarriffe at 1pm on Saturday 2nd January. Burial afterwards in Dromtarriffe New Cemetery. In accordance with H.S.E. guidelines Funeral Mass will be private. The family thank you for your co-operation and understanding at this difficult time. Messages of sympathy may be left on the RIP Condolence Page [read more …] “Gerard Withers, Liscarroll / Dromtariffe”

Thanks from Patricia

Patricia Guerin wishes to thank the many people associated with R.O.C.S. (Reach Out Cancer Support) and with the COVID-19 Lockdown Support Group in Millstreet.   Also her own Family and many Friends who took her to her appointments.   In grateful appreciation Mass is offered for all your intentions.  Wishing you all a very Happy New Year.

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. 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>


“Radio Treasures” End of Year Show 2020 On Air Tonight on CMS from 9.30 to 11.00

“Radio Treasures” End of Year Show is on air tonight (Tues., 29th Dec. 2020) on Cork Music Station from 9.30 to 11.00.   Feel most welcome to contact the Show on corkmusicstation@ gmail.com or on Text/WhatsApp 086 825 0074 or check out the Seán Radley Facebook.  Happy Listening!  (S.R.)

Some of the MDCC Residents pictured by the exquisite Christmas Crib.

Tonight we feature at 10pm a special Reflection on the Years of Ones  from 1921…1931…1941…1951…1961….1971…1981…1991…2001…2011 up to the upcoming 2021.   We remember the great Julia Murphy who in her 106th year was laid to rest today.  R.I.P.. And we feature a wonderful selection of songs, music and musings as we invite André Rieu and Orchestra to bring the Year of 2020 to a close.  And we announce an important Milestone just reached in the history of Cork Music Station!  Every Blessing and Happiness to all our Loyal Listeners…and new Listeners…throughout a very Bright and Healthy New Year.  And we chat about the attached images.  Tap on the pictures to enlarge.  (S.R.)

Santa and Mrs. Claus on tour with Millstreet Fire Brigade!
The day Reporter Supreme – Eily Buckley – decided to join Millstreet Pipe Band for a day at a Cloghoula Sports Day of bygone days! (From Millstreet Museum Pictorial Archives).
One of the many very impressive festive signs put in place at Millstreet Town Park by Cork Co. Council.

[read more …] ““Radio Treasures” End of Year Show 2020 On Air Tonight on CMS from 9.30 to 11.00″

Geraldine Lucey, Kanturk (née Burton, Minehill)

The death has occurred of Geraldine Lucey (née Burton, Minehill)
Rathmaher, Kanturk, Cork. Peacefully, in the presence of her family, at her residence. Beloved wife of Albert and dear mother of Katharin, John, Albert, Conor and Damien, sister of the late Margo Hunt and grandmother of the late Anna-Mary Lucey. Sadly missed by her loving family, brothers Tim, Pat and John, grandchildren Darragh and Finn O’Connor, Jack and Ava-Grace Lucey, Diamonde Lucey, Aaron, Freya and Ada Lucey, Sean and Niamh Lucey, son in law Cathal, daughters in law Bridget, Mary and Claire, sisters in law Eileen, Eileen and Mary, aunts Geraldine Kenneally, Kanturk and Mary Howard, Springrove, nephews, nieces, relatives, kind neighbours and a large circle of friends. Requiescat in Pace. [RIP]

In accordance with current guidelines, Geraldine’s Funeral Mass shall take place privately, for family only, on Wednesday at 2pm in St Mary’s Church, Cadtlemagner, which shall be live-streamed on mycondolences.ie. Burial afterwards in St Brigid’s Cemetery, Castlemagner. Family flowers only. Donations, in lieu, to COPE Foundation. Condolences may be added on the RIP Condolences Page.

Winners of MDCC Christmas Raffle 2020 Selected

The Winners of the 2020 Christmas Raffle in aid of Millstreet Day Care Centre were drawn at the Day Centre on Wednesday, 23rd Dec..  Gladly we were able to make contact with all the Winners within a brief period and arranged to photograph the presentations.  There was a wonderful response to the Annual Draw which is greatly appreciated by MDCC.  Tap on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.)

Eileen Tarrant made the delicious Christmas Cake and Christmas Pudding for the Draw.
In the presence of (from left) Danny O’Mahony, Donal Bradley and Eileen Tarrant Mary Guerin O’Leary picks out one of the winning tickets in the Annual Draw.
First Prize Winner of the magnificent Hamper was Ann Harkin of Skibbereen whose father, Danny Murphy accepted the impressive prize for Ann.
Second Prize Winners Denis and Elizabeth Hickey of Clara Road accepted the Christmas Cake and the Christmas Pudding. Their dog, Daisy was also mentioned on the ticket! 
Third Prize Winner was Gerard Murphy of Coolikerane whose mother, Kathleen accepted the prize.

[read more …] “Winners of MDCC Christmas Raffle 2020 Selected”

Paddy O’Mahony, Meenagloherane, Cullen

O’Mahony, Meenagloherane, Cullen, on Sunday December 27th, peacefully at his residence and surrounded by his loving family, PADDY, having recently celebrated his 101st birthday. Predeceased by his wife Mary (nee Moynihan) and son Johnny. Dear father of sons Tade and Noel, daughters Bridie (Guerin) and Siobhan (Kelliher), daughters in law Anne and Kathleen, sons in law Gene & John. Cherished by his ten grandchildren and four great grandchildren. Much loved brother to Han, and the late Mary, Johnny and Donal. Sadly missed by his brother in law and sister in law, nieces, nephews, extended family, kind neighbours and wide circle of friends. [rip]

Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam dílis.

Paddy’s funeral will be undertaken in accordance with current Government & HSE Guidelines. Requiem Mass will take place on Tuesday, 29th December, at 1:30pm in Christ the King Church, Knocknagree, followed by burial in Cullen Cemetery. Funeral Mass can be viewed live by following this link https://www.ipcamlive.com/5f4127a47386c

Family flowers only, donations if desired can be made directly to the Medical Assessment Unit at Mallow General Hospital. Those wishing to attend the funeral, but due to current restrictions are unable to do so, may leave a message of sympathy in the RIP condolence page. The family appreciate your sympathy, support and understanding at this difficult time.

Julia Murphy, Gortavehy, Millstreet

The death has occurred of Julia Murphy, Gortavehy, Millstreet, Co. Cork.

Julia passed away peacefully in her 106th year on 26th of December 2020 in the loving care of the staff at Killarney Nursing Home. Sadly missed by her loving son Donie, Winnie, nephews, nieces, home helps, relatives, neighbours and friends.

“May she rest in Peace”

In accordance with the current guidelines, Julia’s Requiem Mass will be private for family and friends on Tuesday in St Patrick’s, Church, Millstreet at 12 noon and burial afterwards in St Mary’s Cemetery. Julia’s Funeral Mass will be live streamed and can be viewed at www.churchservices.tv/millstreet Messages of Sympathy may be left on the Condolence link HERE.

“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 – 27th Dec. 2020 at 7pm on C103.  (S.R.)

The 2015 movie The Revenant, was known for more than its storyline,  with several actors and crew leaving the set because of the gruelling conditions,  the demands of its director and running unnecessarily over budget.

When stuntman and actor Glenn Ennis signed on,  he would never have realised that his three minute cameo in the film would bring him fame and be one of the main talking points of a movie that was not always historically accurate.

Playing the part of a grizzly bear protecting her cubs, the ferocity and horror of his attack on Di Caprio, made it the most talked about film piece of the year.  Questions were also asked if the bear had molested Di Caprio.

This week on Where the road takes me, Glenn Ennis talks to John Greene about how this gruelling scene was done,  the dangers of stuntwork and  – Tom Cruise – the only actor who does his own stunts. [read more …] ““Where the Road Takes Me” at 7pm this Sunday on C103″

Nicholas J Buckley from Millstreet is cycling 300km in aid of Jack & Jill foundation


Nicholas J Buckley from Millstreet is cycling 300km in aid of Jack & Jill foundation to raise money for Homecare Nursing Hours for Jack & Jill children fundraiser 24th December – 31st December.
Members of Sliabh Luachra Cycling Club aged 10 upwards are cycling  an accumulation of 18 000 km between December 24th and 31st in aid of the Jack and Jill Children’s Foundation. It’s been a tough year for every Charity and we want to put our shoulder to the wheel by helping a Jack and Jill as they are a charity close to some of our club members that do unbelievable work providing in home nursing care for sick children that some unfortunately are near end of life. Every €16 raised provides 1 hour of nursing care to these families. Every euro raised goes direct the source required.
If you would like to support you can donate through the link below.

Patrick J. (Pat) Walsh, The Lough, Cork

The death has occurred of Patrick J. (Pat) Walsh, The Lough, Cork

Walsh (Pearse Road, The Lough) On December 25th 2020, peacefully in the tender care of the staff at Marymount and in the presence of his loving family, Patrick J. (Pat) (late of St Colman’s Community College, Midleton). Beloved husband of Breeda (née Hickey, Millstreet), loving father of Colin, dear brother of Liam, Bernard, Anne and the late Jean, Marian and Evelyn. Sadly missed by his loving family, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nephews, nieces, relatives and friends.

Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam

In accordance with the current government guidelines on public gatherings Patrick’s funeral will be private.

Family flowers only please, donations in lieu to Marymount or MS Ireland.

House strictly private

Patrick’s Requiem Mass will be streamed on Monday 28th at 12.30pm on www.churchservices.tv//thelough

To leave a message for Patrick’s family, please use the condolence link HERE.