“Where the Road Takes Me” at 7pm this Easter Sunday on C103

We thank Presenter, John Greene for advance information on this Easter Sunday evening’s programme – 4th April 2021 at 7pm on C103.  (S.R.) 

Where The Road Takes Me

In the second of a two-part programme on ‘Where the road takes me’ this week, John Greene once again invites you to join him on a virtual ‘here , there & everywhere’ tour of Mid Cork. 

Rosaleen Tonson-Rye tells us how her parents rebuilt their home near Crookstown, after the stately version had been burned in 1921.


Now retired as a trainer himself, Jimmy Gordon tells us how he learned the ropes, or reins of his trade working for legendary horse trainer Vincent O’Brien at Churchtown.


We hear how Noel lenihan, against advice, restored a children’s burial ground between Liscarrol and Buttevant.



                            There’s tributes paid to deceased former contributors of the programme – Hubie Hurley of Farnanes and Johnny O’Mahony of Ballydesmond. [read more …] ““Where the Road Takes Me” at 7pm this Easter Sunday on C103″

Competition Winners.

The Millstreet Primary Schools Parents Association would like to wish everyone a Happy Easter and thank everyone who took part, in their Easter Competition, also Thank You to Herlihy Centra Millstreet for their 2 fantastic hampers, and also O’Keeffe’s Supervalu Millstreet for the 10 Runner up’s prizes.

The Children sent in some fantastic pictures of their finds from the Nature Hunt and I believe some of them will be shared on the Millstreet Primary Schools Parents Association Facebook Page

So now to the Winners

Hampers from Herlihy’s Centra: 1. Kayleigh Cullinane (1st Class)

2. Margaux Gilbourne (5th Class)

Eggs from O’Keeffe’s Supervalu: 1. Kevin O’Mahony (3rd class) 2. Riley Murphy (Age 9 Derrinagree) 3. Doireann Hurley 4. Conall, Barra & Aaron Murphy 5. Ava & Ciara Home (3rd & 1st class) 6. Annie & Tadgh Vaughan (Jnr Infants) 7. Daniel & Maeve O’Leary 8. Aoife Collins 9. Aoife & Orla O’ Shea 10. Pearse, Donnacha & Grace O’Keeffe.

The Assn also wish to thank all who have given so far on their GoFundMe page, So far €1355 has been paid into the page,  anything that you can spare would be fantastic even if it was only 5euros.  Also, any new Committee members are always welcome.

“Lunchtime Favourites” Easter Sunday 4th April 2021 – 12.30 to 2.00pm

We invite you to submit your Requests for our weekly Music Request Show “Lunchtime Favourites” (Sunday, 4th April 2021) on Cork Music Station which is broadcast today from 12:30pm until 2.00pm….yes, a 30 minute extension!  This is our 14th Lunchtime programme of 2021 where our songs and music are full of variety.    All our usual features on today’s Show….But today we very especially focus on favourite songs from The Platters, Don Williams, Ceol ón Sráid, Davy Ryan,  Shandrum Céilí Band and the Clare Céilí Band and a host of wonderful Local Singers including  Jim Lyons, Breeda Tarrant and more.   And we feature some wonderful Classical Favourites.   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.  We hear about the link between Mill Street, Westport and our own Millstreet.  And we chat about these images below (sourced from Millstreet Museum Pictorial Archives) during our Show.  Tap on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.)

Lighting the Paschal Candle on Holy Saturday Night.
Some of the many wonderfully decorated Easter Windows in Millstreet Town this April 2021.
Tree felled in Millstreet Town Park on Sat. morning (3rd Apr. 2021) for safety reasons.   Observing the impressive work is Noel Collins of Millstreet Town Park Committee.
The original tree.

[read more …] ““Lunchtime Favourites” Easter Sunday 4th April 2021 – 12.30 to 2.00pm”

Millstreet Parish Newsletter 4th April 2021



Easter Sunday 

4th April  2021

Canon John Fitzgerald P.P.   

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

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


Your prayers are requested for the repose of the souls of the following:

RECENT DEATHS:   Ben O’Riordan, Lislehane; Eileen MacEvilly, Westport & Millstreet 

ANNIVERSARIES:  Connie McSweeney, Toorenbawn; Donie Golden, Tullig; Siobhán & the deceased members of the Moynihan Family, Tanyard & Cloghoula; Mary Gahan, Minor Row; Nellie O’Keeffe, Pound Hill; Jackie Forde, Murphy’s Terrace; Michael, Paddy & Hannah O’Leary, Murphy’s Terrace & Clara Road; Dermot Twomey, Main Street; Gerard, Annie & David Sheehan, Carrigacooleen; Michael & Nora Lynch, Kippagh; Capt. Con Murphy, Ballydaly;  Julia O’Connell, Dooneen; Lizzie Buckley, Dooneen;  Danny Forde, Mologhroe. 


EASTER SUNDAY 4th April at 11.30a.m. : Timmy O’Connor, Dooneen

MONDAY 5th April: No Mass

TUESDAY 6th April at 10.00a.m. : Dermot Twomey, Main Street

WEDNESDAY 7th April at 7.30p.m. : Mass to commemorate the 100th Anniversary of the death of Captain Con Murphy, Ballydaly

THURSDAY 8th April at 10.00a.m. :  Theresa & Anne Perdisatt & Katy Gilligan, Dublin

FRIDAY 9th April at 7.30p.m. : Abina & Denis Lehane, Gneeves;  John O’Sullivan, Coolinarne

SATURDAY 10th April at 10.30a.m. :  Nora Tarrant, Coole (recently deceased)

SATURDAY 10th April at 6.30p.m. : Nonie & Dan Lehane, Tullig;  Jer & Han O’Leary, Toorbonia

SUNDAY 11th April at 11.30a.m. : Con McSweeney, Toorenbawn 


The Divine Mercy Novena commenced on Good Friday and continues for 9 days finishing on next Sunday (11th) Divine Mercy Sunday.   We invite you to pray the Divine Mercy Chaplet in your homes at 3.00p.m each day and join us via live-streaming and our Church TV for concluding devotions on next Sunday between 2.30p.m. and 3.00p.m. Pious objects will be blessed at the end of this ceremony.  

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The Superb Wonders of Nature

We thank Shane Browne of Tanyard Wood, Millstreet and Jimmy Murphy of Carriganima for sharing some quite amazing images which truly demonstrate the Superb Wonders of Nature.   Shane captured some magnificent shots of the somewhat unusual sunset over Millstreet on Thursday, 1st April 2021 while Jimmy shares his splendid image of the recent Lunar Halo as well as a “V” shape formation of wild geese in flight over Carriganima making their way in the direction of Millstreet.   Tap on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.)

Shane’s images of the amazing sunset.

Jimmy’s image of the Lunar Halo.
Wild Geese in flight over Carriganima.

[read more …] “The Superb Wonders of Nature”

Acknowledgement and 1st Anniversary

Donie Golden,
Tullig, Millstreet.
April 2nd 2020

We, the family of Donie, wish to express our heartfelt gratitude to everyone for the great kindness and support shown to us following our sudden and sad loss. Due to the health restrictions, we were unable to meet with family, friends and neighbours but we were greatly touched by the volume of letters, Mass cards, online condolences and phone calls we received. We extend our deep appreciation to the many neighbours, relatives and friends who lined the route of the funeral cortege on the day of the burial, which was a great comfort to us. The kindness and support shown by our dear friends and relatives meant so much to us. We sincerely thank the wonderful paramedics who attended to Donie and extend our deep appreciation for their immense effort .Our thanks also to Dr Michael Casey and the late Dr Pat. Our appreciation to Canon Jack Fitzgerald for his consoling prayers at the Funeral.

Mass and burial and for his support throughout our time of grief. Thanks also to Sharon and Julie for their support and assistance. A special thank you to Davy Tarrant and Cora for their help, kindness, sensitivity, and professionalism with the funeral arrangements.

As it would be impossible to thank everybody individually, please accept this as a token of our appreciation. The Holy Sacrifice of the Mass will be offered for your intentions.

Death leaves a heartache no one can heal. Love leaves a
memory no one can steal.

Mary O’Brien’s birthday fundraiser

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.
I’ve this chosen this because my late husband Pat had leukaemia and this had an enormous impact on oùr family.Sadly Pat passed away in 2011 and this year will be the 10th anniversary of his passing and I hope that you’ll consider contributing as a way of celebrating with me. Every little bit will help me reach my goal. I’ve included information about The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society below.
The LLS mission: Cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease and myeloma, and improve the quality of life of patients and their families. LLS funds lifesaving blood cancer research around the world, provides free information and support services, and is the voice for all blood cancer patients seeking access to quality, affordable, coordinated care.
100% of your donation goes directly to the charity.

Alps Electric – Official Opening 1988

Footage of the official opening of Alps Electric, at Millstreet Community School in 1988. Speakers are Albert Reynolds (Minister for Industry and Commerce), Craig Shaffey (Alps), Sakumo Kamikoto (Alps), Frank Crowley (Chairman Cork County Council), Ken Brennan (Millstreet Community Council), presentations by Noel C Duggan, Tom Meaney, and Noel Buckley, and lots of familiar faces. Filmed by LTV Carriganima.

Children’s Playground Closed Until 4pm on Saturday – Open as Usual on Thurs. and Fri.

The Children’s Playground in Millstreet Town Park will remain closed on Saturday, 3rd April 2021 until 4pm.  Open as usual this Thursday and Friday.

We thank Denis Hickey for the Notice.  Tap on the image to enlarge. (S.R.)

Great Support for Petition lodged to Objection of Proposed Windfarm in Mushera

Yesterday an objection was lodged with Cork County Council to the continued use of an 80 Mtr. Meteorological Mast on Mushera Mountain. This of course is paving the way for a wind farm on Mushera. There were over 200 Signatures attached to the Objection……yes, that is correct…..OVER 200 SIGNATURES. What is even more gratifying is that the Communities from Ballinagree, Aubane, Kilcorney, Millstreet and the Surrounding Area plus further afield came together to achieve this.

Many Thanks to Everyone for the great showing of Support.

Those that worked so hard under difficult circumstances are to be congratulated on their achievement. Keep up the good work.

Recently Published “The Bridges of Donoughmore” by Gerry Forde

We thank Author supreme, Gerry Forde for alerting us to the recent publication of his very interesting Book entitled “The Bridges of Donoughmore” Tap on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.)  The Book at €19.50 may be bought by contacting Gerry directly on gerddforde97 @gmail.com and is also available at the following outlets in the Muskerry Region:

Donoughmore: Jamesie’s Post Office Stuake and Peg’s Shop Firmount.

Aghabullogue: Cremin’s shop.

Berrings: Dan Donovan &Co. Ltd.

Ballincollig: Quish’s Supervalue (both).

Blarney: Blake’s BFS Centra Maxol Blarney.

Carrignavar: Drummond’s DayToday.

Carrigrohane: O’Donovan’s Leemount Cross filling station.

Coachford: Cooney’s filling station, Kathleen’s shop, Murphy’s Centra.

Crookstown: MacSwiney’s Quick Pick.

Grenagh: Costcutter.

Inniscarra: Brown’s Filling station.

Rylane: Crowley’s Post Office.

Tower: O’Leary’s Supervalue.

Whitechurch : Roche’s Daybreak filling station. 

Gerry is hoping to make it available later in the Millstreet, Duhallow and Sliabh Luachra areas.  Two additional outlet where it is presently on sale:

Mallow: Katie’s Newsagents. 

Dromahane: Costcutter.  [read more …] “Recently Published “The Bridges of Donoughmore” by Gerry Forde”

“Radio Treasures” Concludes Our Feature on the 80th Anniversary of Cullen Pipe Band

“Radio Treasures” Weekly Show is on air tonight (Tues., 30th March 2021) on Cork Music Station from 9.30 to 11.00 (Irish Time)…   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.  Tap on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.)Our main feature tonight at 10pm is truly historic in that we celebrate the 80th Anniversary of Cullen Pipe Band.  We listen to the magnificent music of the renowned Band and we chat with Coordinator Supreme – Con Houlihan who has devoted such amazing talent, time, energy and inspiring dedication to Cullen Pipe Band over many decades.  Tonight we broadcast the third of three Interviews with Con.  While this is our main focus tonight we shall also include some regular features and call outs.  We introduce Spelling Fun Feature.   At 9.50pm we hear about a splendid new publication by Gerard Forde “The Bridges of Donoughmore” …. We learn about what happened This Day in Past Years.    We note the similarity of the Clare and Kilfenora Céilí Bands.   We hear Alan Finn’s superb music in remembering the late great Maurice O’Keeffe of Sliabh Luachra.  And there’s more….much more…!!  Happy listening ! (S.R.)   Here we share a selection of images from Millstreet Museum Pictorial Archives as well as some current pictures.  Tap on the images to enlarge.

Approaching Easter at Supervalu in Minor Row as we broadcast our Holy Week 2021 Show.

Maria and Jack Lane outside their London home featuring in this highly prestigious publication in which Jack shares “What Ireland Means to Him”.

[read more …] ““Radio Treasures” Concludes Our Feature on the 80th Anniversary of Cullen Pipe Band”

The Millstreet Meals on Wheels

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. 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>

Eily’s Report – 30th March

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

This is Holy Week, the clocks are gone one hour ahead and I got my second Jab last Thursday. Lots of new developments to take in, in one week. But changes keep us on the alert and that’s a good thing at any time, moreover in these historic times. I know a few people who didn’t even realise that the clocks had changed and anyway what difference did it make. An hour up or down doesn’t really matter when you have no important engagements  to meet. Mass would be the most important one but if you miss it in our own church,  the  flick of a button will have you attending your weekly obligations in  places as far apart as Boherbue or the Vatican. Those who are fortunate to be working or have children going to school would want to be in the know about the change of time, obviously.

[read more …] “Eily’s Report – 30th March”

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Apple Watch Found in Supervalu Car Park Today – Update:   Owner has now claimed the Apple Watch.

We received the following message this evening (29th March 2021) : “I found an Apple Watch in Supervalu Car Park near the Clothes Recycling Bins…..Would love to get it back to its owner… Passcode to be verified by owner on collection.”  The Owner is asked to contact millstreetmuseum @gmail.com and we shall put  the Owner in touch with the person who found the valuable watch.   (S.R.) 

Update:   Owner has now claimed the Apple Watch.

Denis Murphy, Boston / Millstreet

MURPHY, Timothy, 92 – Of Somerville, formerly of Millstreet, County Cork, Ireland passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his loving family on March 22, 2021.

Beloved husband of 67 years to Betty (Davenport) Murphy. Loving son of the late Ellen (Corkery, Dooneen) and Denis Murphy, Claramore. Devoted father of Dennis J. and his companion Rosanne McNamara, Timothy P. and his companion Barbara Moloney all of Somerville, Kevin F. and his wife Kathy of Arlington, Thomas J. and his wife Kathy of Wolfeboro, NH, John J. and his wife Carrie of Arlington, Eileen Murphy and her husband Bruce Morrill, Maureen M. Arsenault and her husband Mark all of Medford and Michael W. Murphy of Somerville. Father-in law of the late Maureen Murphy.

Dear brother of Jerry Murphy and the late Eily, Denis, Tom, Pat, Nora, Mary, Johnny and Bill.

Cherished grandfather of Brendan and his wife Etif, Kelsey, Andrew and his wife Tiffany, Caitlin, Kyle, Kayla, Kara, David, Claire, Timothy and his fiancé Delly, Philip and his wife Kun, Caroline, Alex, Siobhain, Aidan and the late Haley. Great grandfather of Rhoda.  [read more …] “Denis Murphy, Boston / Millstreet”

Ben O’Riordan, Cullen

The death has occurred of Ben O’Riordan, Cullen, Cork. On March 27th 2021, peacefully at his home, beloved son of the late Dan Joe and Hannah, loving brother of the late Maura, D.B. and Andrew. Sadly missed by his nephew Eamon Tarrant, nieces Eilish Twohig, Anne O’Sullivan and Mary Byrne, sister-in-law Josie, relatives, his many kind and wonderful friends and neighbours.

Due to current government guidelines a private family funeral Mass will take place on Tuesday in the Church of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Cullen at 12 noon followed by private burial in the adjoining cemetery. [rip]

Messages of sympathy may be left on the RIP Condolence Page.

“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 – 28th March 2021 at 7pm on C103.  (S.R.) 

Where The Road Takes Me

On this week’s edition of Where the road takes me, John Greene goes here, there and everywhere – virtually of course and observing social distancing if required – which it wasn’t.

They were regarded as helpful and kind landlords, but their stately home was still burned in June of 1921.  A visit to Ryecourt to meet Rosaleen Tonson-Rye is planned.

In the aftermath of a successful Cheltenham festival for the Irish, we pay a visit to the homeplace of legendary horse trainer Vincent o’Brien.

And……..We recall a conversation with Hubie Hurley from Farnanes who passed away on February 9th last.  After his father died at a young age, Hubie’s mother pulled out all the stops to ensure all her family had  careers.  As a result, Hubie and his brother’ Pat’s talent is still on view in many churches today. [read more …] ““Where the Road Takes Me” at 7pm this Sunday on C103″

Proposed Musheramore Windfarm (Any Objections to be Lodged by April 1st)


If anyone wishing to join into an objection to the planning which has been lodged by wind farm co also objection to 80 Mtr Mast on Mushera Mountain would they drop their name into Gwen Barrett’s Postbox in Aubane closing date for an objection is 1st April as many names as possible for an objection you can also send in your own objection if you wish our lovely scenic views and lovely walks and the wildlife interfered with. Please show your support with a petition as public meetings are not possible at the moment with Covid 19 Restrictions.

[read more …] “Proposed Musheramore Windfarm (Any Objections to be Lodged by April 1st)”

Millstreet Primary Schools Parents Assn gofundme page

Just a reminder, Millstreet Primary Schools Parents Assn have set up a gofundme page, as they haven’t been able to do their usual fund raising in the last year, so far they have raised €550 and wish to thank the people who have donated.  Also, don’t forget they have a competition on their Facebook Page for some lovely prizes sponsored by Herlihy Centra, and O’Keeffe’s Supervalu.

gofundme Page