Annual Funding of Millstreet Museum & Millstreet Website

(Update Already within the first 15 minutes of launching our Go Fund Me page we have received greatly appreciated support from Rebecca, Michael & Siobhán, AnnPatrick from USA continues to support Millstreet based projects in a most generous manner.   Míle buíochas, dear Friends.)

Although we have our annual permit for the holding of our Annual Church Gate Collection for this coming weekend 1st & 2nd August 2020 we shall not be holding this Collection due to COVID-19.  Instead, for this year, we are setting up a Go Fund Me page to afford the opportunity of supporting the two local community-based voluntary services – Millstreet Museum & Millstreet Website.   Running costs at our Museum include annual insurance of €1,000.00 plus lighting, heating and development expenses while for the Millstreet Website we have hosting and domain name costs.

One can visit our Go Fund Me page by clicking  this Go Fund Me link.

Our main source of funding for Millstreet Museum and the Millstreet Website is through an Annual Church Gate Collection in August.   This year, however, due to COVID-19 we cannot hold this Collection.   Thus we extend an invitation to our Supporters to kindly consider contributing towards this Go Fund Me appeal so that we as Volunteers can continue to make our Museum and Website Services available.   The running costs of both are quite substantial.   We greatly appreciate any contribution received.    Sincere thanks also for the wonderful words of encouragement we constantly receive regarding the provision of these two community-based important Services.   Míle buíochas – Seán Radley, Curator Millstreet Museum & Team Member of Millstreet Website.

Mícheál Martin (now Taoiseach) at Millstreet Museum in 2019
Carnegie Hall where Millstreet Museum is located

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Intermediate Championship: Millstreet v St. Finbarr’s

Bon Secours Cork GAA Intermediate A Football Championship Round 1

Millstreet 2-18 St Finbarr’s 1-7

2:30pm Sunday July 26th 2020
in Carrigadrohid

(Watch the game in the below video)

[read more …] “Intermediate Championship: Millstreet v St. Finbarr’s”

“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 – 26th July 2020 at 7pm on C103.  (S.R.)

Seven years ago on ‘Where the road takes me’, we brought you the intriguing and at times unbelievable story of a Land-War shooting during Ireland’s troubled past in the late 19th Century.

The following year we brought you an update on the story, identifying the man with the gun, but stressing sympathy for his actions, as he was, we felt, a victim of circumstances, as was, some others felt, the victim himself.

There are many strange and eerie happenings attached to this story.

On this week’s edition of ‘Where the road takes me’, and two days before the 132nd anniversary of the shooting, we return to the story for very good reason.

Back in 1920, a local priest known for his fire and brimstone sermons and accurate predictions, visited and blessed the scene.  Soon afterwards he stated that despite Mother Nature’s and man’s best efforts to remove it, a visible reminder of the shooting would remain at the scene for one hundred years.

Many strenuous efforts were made down through the years to destroy it but failed.  The one hundred years are now up and we return to the scene to discover how accurate, if at all, the priest was back in 1920, and if a conclusion can be brought to a story that was tragic, intriguing and eerie. [read more …] ““Where the Road Takes Me” at 7pm this Sunday on C103″

“Lunchtime Favourites” After Mass on CMS Sunday 26th July 2020 Until 1.30pm

We invite you to submit your Requests for our weekly Music Request Show “Lunchtime Favourites” (Sunday, 26th July 2020) on Cork Music Station which is broadcast directly after our transmission of the celebration of 11:30 am Mass from 12:10pm until 13:30pm.   Just email your requests anytime to corkmusicstation @gmail.com or text/WhatsApp to 086 825 0074.   Our focus this Sunday will include the wonderfully uplifting songs and tunes hugely popular in the era of Carnivals in Millstreet in the 1950s and 1960s.  Sure to evoke some great memories!   Further gems in song we also share.  We hear about Saturday’s First Anniversary of Air Ambulance based in Rathcoole.   We discover the story behind the splendid new seat at the Cross on Clara Mountain.  This and much more!   Happy Listening!  Tap on the images to enlarge.   (S.R.)

The Millstreet Studio of Cork Music Station from where we broadcast our weekly Sunday Mass and “Lunchtime Favourites” Tap on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)
The wonderful newspaper promotion regarding our weekly broadcast shared in the “Corkman” by Correspondent and Photographer supreme – John Tarrant.
Matt and Úna reveal the story of the seat at the Cross on Clara Mountain!  Full interview on Tuesday’s “Radio Treasures” on Cork Music Station.
We discover why Air Ambulance is so very important to Clodagh from Bantry.
The Lynch Family from Bantry delighted to attend the First Anniversary of Air Ambulance on Sat. 25th July 2020 at Rathcoole.   We interview John Lynch for our Tuesday’s “Radio Treasures” programme.

[read more …] ““Lunchtime Favourites” After Mass on CMS Sunday 26th July 2020 Until 1.30pm”

Millstreet Parish Newsletter Sunday 26th July 2020

 NEWSLETTER
BALLYDALY-CULLEN-MILLSTREET
Seventeenth Sunday in Ordinary Time – 26th July, 2020
Canon John Fitzgerald P.P.
Tel Nos. Millstreet 029-70043/Mobile 087-7752948
Email:  millstreet @dioceseofkerry.ie    www.dioceseofkerry.ie
PARISH OFFICE OPENING HOURS:
MONDAY-TUESDAY- WEDNESDAY-FRIDAY
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: Kathleen Kelly (nee O’Leary), Waterford & Adrivale; Danny Sheehan, Kileen.   

Mass Intentions this Weekend

Saturday 25th July:

Millstreet Vigil 6.30 p.m. John & the deceased members of the Kelleher family, Lackabawn.

Sunday 26th July: 

Ballydaly   9.00 a.m. Joe White, Tubber    

Cullen      10.15 a.m.   William Hickey, Lisnaboy &

Mary Hickey, Carrigaline

Millstreet 11.30 a.m.   Marie Healy, Curracahill &

Noel Healy, Canon O’Donovan Centre       

Anniversaries:      Gillian Hartnett, Clara Road; Jack Healy, Minor Row; Jackie Lane, Aubane; Michael Kelleher, Aubane; John D Murphy, Lisnaboy; Noel & the deceased members of the McSweeney Family, Knocknageeha; Patrick Dineen, Bristol & Carrigacooleen; Mary, Thomas & deceased members of the Healy Family, Clondrohid.     [read more …] “Millstreet Parish Newsletter Sunday 26th July 2020”

Daniel (Danny) Sheehan, Killeen, Kilcorney

The death has occurred of Daniel (Danny) Sheehan
Killeen, Kilcorney,  Co. Cork

On July 23rd 2020, passed away peacefully in the presence of his loving family. Sadly missed by his loving wife Pauline, daughter Sarah, sons Cormac, Tomás and Dónal, brothers John, Denis and Eugene, sisters Cecilia, Anne, Marian, brothers in law, sisters in law, nieces, nephews, relatives and a large circle of friends.

“May Danny rest in Peace”

Due to current HSE guidelines in relation to COVID 19 a private family Funeral Mass will take place in St Nicholas’ Church, Kilcorney on Sunday at 1pm followed by burial in the adjoining cemetery. Danny’s family appreciate your support at this most difficult time.  Messages of Sympathy may be left on this condolence link.

Kathleen Kelly (née O’Leary, Adrivale, Millstreet) Waterford City

The death has occurred of Catherine (Kathleen) KELLY (née O’Leary)
Ballybeg Close, Waterford City, Waterford & formerly of Adrivale, Millstreet, Co. Cork

Predeceased by her husband Gene. Will be sadly missed by her loving daughters Marie, Martina, Karen and Gina, sons-in-law Gary, Seán and Johnny, her grandchildren Darren, Conor, Jamie, Shauna, Luke, Lily and Geri, sisters Mary Cahill and Christina Cotter, nephews, nieces, relatives and friends.    May she Rest in Peace.  The late Neily O’Leary of West End was brother of Kathleen.

Private funeral will take place in St. Saviour’s Church, Ballybeg, Waterford followed by Private Burial in St. Otteran’s Cemetery. Catherine’s funeral will pass her residence on Sunday at 10.30am.

Due to H.S.E. guidelines the funeral mass and burial will be private to the immediate family. We suggest using the online condolence page  as an option to offer your sympathies. Thank you for your co-operation and consideration at this difficult time.

Skilled Seamstresses required

O Flynn Medical poszukuje wykwalifikowanych krawcowych/szwaczek w swoim zakładzie w Millstreet.

Praca na pełny etat.

Osoby zainteresowane prosimy o przesyłanie aplikacji na adres: <email>

 

O Flynn Medical require Skilled Seamstresses to work at their plant in Millstreet . Full time position please forward your details to  <email>

 

A New Seat at the Cross on Clara Mountain!

We thank Michelle O’Keeffe of Dooneen for sharing this wonderful image of the New Seat which some kind person has placed at the Cross on Clara Mountain for the comfort of energetic climbers.  Tap on the image to enlarge.  (S.R.)

Availing of the splendid new seat at the Cross on Clara Mountain – Michelle O’Keeffe and Mary O’Mahony with pet dogs Buster, Oreo and Milo!

And We’re Smiling … Beneath our Masks and Visors!

Masks and visors have clearly become part of everyday life in Millstreet and far beyond in protection from COVID-19.   We visit St. Patrick’s Church, Millstreet where we meet two of the wonderfully dedicated Volunteers sanitising the seats after Mass and we also visit Café Aroma in Minor Row where social distancing measures are superbly in place.   Tap on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.) 

Sacristan Julie Brady and Nora Buckley smiling beneath their masks!
More wonderful smiles beneath their masks in Café Aroma.


[read more …] “And We’re Smiling … Beneath our Masks and Visors!”

The 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” Tonight Features at 10pm Interviews at Dooneen and at Rockchapel – Full Programme from 9.30 to 11.00 pm on CMS!

Tonight…on this Tuesday 21st July 2020… on “Radio Treasures” broadcast on Cork Music Station 9:30 to 11:00pm we feature our regular items with a splendid blend of uplifting songs and music as well as a variety of interesting musings.    Among the Treasures to feature tonight:

  1. Our special Interview at Rockchapel  (following our 10pm Dooneen Interview to which we refer below) on Sat. 18th July 2020 when the hugely impressive cheque of €2,148.30 was officially presented to Jim from “Bumbleance”.
  2. We join at 10pm our great Friends from ROCS (Reach Out Cancer Support) who this very evening had a social outdoor get together at the superbly welcoming home and exquisite garden of Michelle and Patrick O’Keeffe at Dooneen, Millstreet.
  3. We remember our Faithful Departed especially Julie and Betty. We recall Anne Keane on her First Anniversary.
  4. We hear some very special songs such a “Flying by” composed by Davy Ryan and “When the Robins Return” wonderfully sung by Paudie McAuliffe from Shrone.  And with the help of James Wickham of Minnesota, USA we again hear the amazing singing voice of Kate Smith – the “American Dame Vera Lynn”.
  5. We talk about Jerry Pat O’Leary’s superb recent 90 minute Podcast.
  6. And we chat about the images shared here:

Eily’s Report – 21st July

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

Say what you like, I pity the publicans. The Bar business is their livelihood  and no community is complete without them. A well run bar can be a wonderful thing, a place where to meet a friend or have a party, or run a fundraiser, the list goes on. But  their future has been dragged along, in an atmosphere of uncertainty for months. When they were told they could open on Monday July 20 they left no stone unturned to pave the way for their grand opening with public health a priority.  With only days to go they stocked up with all the drinks etc. and then the ax fell again. It’s nobody’s fault. The powers that be had no option but to call a halt because of the many new outbreaks of Covid19 in the country. We  look  to them to protect us and if they didn’t there would be uproar all over the place. It’s just that the publicans are in that sort of business that isn’t easy to lay down rules which will be right for everybody.

The pubs are part of what we are and I hope it won’t be long before we will see them back in business again.

[read more …] “Eily’s Report – 21st July”

Dromtariffe Masses Information

From Monday 27th July to Sunday 23rd August
Dromagh Church Derrinagree Church Dromagh Church Derrinagree Church Dromagh Church
7.30pm 7.30pm 7.30pm 7.30pm 10.30am
Monday 27 July Wednesday 29 July Thursday 30 July Saturday 1 August Sunday 2 August
Drominagh & Dromskehy Keale Fortgrady, Bolomore & Knockbrack Laught Upper & Lower Dromahoe & Killetra
Monday 3 August Wednesday 5 August Thursday 6 August Saturday 8 August Sunday 9 August
Ducleagh, Dromagh & Rossglass Knockanroe, Derrygallon, Gurranebawn & Farrandoyle Prohus & Knockcahill Gurrane, Killetra & Minehill Ardrahan, Lisnacon, Killinane & Derrinamona
Monday 10 August Wednesday 12 August Thursday 13 August Saturday 15 August Sunday 16 August
Paal & Kileenleigh Curraraigue Lower, Middle, Upper & Knockbrack Kilcolman & Garraveasogue The Island,                   Derrinagree &             Clonbanin Coolclough & Gurteen
Monday 17 August Wednesday 19 August Thursday 20 August Saturday 22 August Sunday 23 August
Rathcoole &               Radharc na Coille Meenskehy, Knocknacurracoush, Coolclougher, Skagh & Stakehill Dysert & Dromtariffe Rathroe, Lyrevocane, Moher & Clenrath Ballymaquirke & Dromalour

St. John’s GAA Club Contributes Impressively to Children’s Playground

On Sat. 29th Feb. 2020 the Officers of St John’s GAA  Club and their families braved the elements in the newly refurbished Children’s  Playground to  present a whopping €1,600 contribution  to members of Millstreet Town Park Committee.  Total proceeds were the result of a Table Quiz in the Bush Bar on 29 December  and the inaugural St John’s Cup 7 a side Soccer Tournament on 27 January. 
Millstreet Town Park wishes to express its sincere gratitude to  all organising  members from St John’s  GAA Club, their families and supporters for this fantastic series of fun filled fundraisers. Thank you to  the Community Council for providing  the AstroTurf  pitch free of charge for  the day of the Soccer  Tournament and to  the local businesses who provided spot prizes for these events.  A special thank you  to Connie Hickey of the Bush Bar for sponsoring medals, winning plaques and after event  food for all particpants at both events.  Thank  you to each and every Sráider who participated in any way.  Whether you paid for a quiz table, sponsored a soccer team or purchased raffle tickets, every  Euro counted, thank you.
 Finally, many thanks to Seán Radley for yet again giving up his time and providing the pictorial collage for this  presentation.
We thank Geraldine on behalf of Millstreet Town Park Committee for this comprehensive report and we apologise re our delay in uploading the feature together with the attached images.  Tap on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.) 

[read more …] “St. John’s GAA Club Contributes Impressively to Children’s Playground”

Elizabeth (Betty) Forde, Claraghmore

The death has occurred of Elizabeth (Betty) Forde, Claraghmore, Millstreet, Cork. Formerly of Direen and Ballyclough. Peacefully, in the care of The Mercy University Hospital. Elizabeth, sadly missed by her loving children Patrick, Mary, Nora and Michealjohn, her grandchildren Amber, Killian, Jordan, Erin, Josh, Jamie, Inola, Freya and Con, daughter-in-law Aisling, Ambers’ Fiancé Jack, her nieces, nephews, extended family, relatives, friends and neighbours. [rip]

Private funeral Mass Tuesday, 21st July, at 11am in St Patrick’s Church, Millstreet, followed by burial to St Mary’s Cemetery, Millstreet. Messages of sympathy may be left on the RIP condolence page.

“Lunchtime Favourites” After Mass on CMS Sunday 19th July 2020 Until 1.30pm

We invite you to submit your Requests for our weekly Music Request Show “Lunchtime Favourites” (Sunday, 19th July 2020) on Cork Music Station which is broadcast directly after the celebration of 11:30 am Mass from 12:10pm until 13:30pm.   Just email your requests anytime to corkmusicstation @gmail.com or text/WhatsApp to 086 825 0074.   Our focus this Sunday will include the wonderfully uplifting songs and tunes hugely popular in the era of Carnivals in Millstreet in the 1950s and 1960s.  Sure to evoke some great memories!   Further gems in song we also share.  We have a very special request from Mary and Mike O’Shea from Roscommon.   We remember the late Anne Keane with a very special duet including the great singing voice of Anne.  We hear about Millstreet Community Singers’ visit to Kanturk Community Hospital.   And we greet a Wonderful New Arrival.   And we congratulate Bumbleance Organisers Ita and William Fitzgerald on the truly magnificent €2,148.30 cheque presented in Rockchapel on Saturday.  This and much more!   Happy Listening!  Tap on the images to enlarge.   (S.R.)

The Millstreet Studio of Cork Music Station from where we broadcast live our weekly Mass and “Lunchtime Favourites” Tap on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)
The wonderful newspaper promotion regarding our weekly broadcast shared in the “Corkman” by Correspondent and Photographer supreme – John Tarrant.

[read more …] ““Lunchtime Favourites” After Mass on CMS Sunday 19th July 2020 Until 1.30pm”

“Where the Road Take Me” on C103 at 7pm Sunday 19th July

We thank Presenter, John Greene for advance information on this Sunday evening’s programme – 19th July 2020.  (S.R.)

The four part series ‘The Singer & the Songwriter’ concludes on Where the road takes me this week, as John Greene rounds off his conversation with singer-songwriter Johnny Duhan.

Although he had pinned his hopes on a completely different song he had written at the time, the reaction to, and success of ‘The Voyage’, both surprised and pleased him enormously. 

Fans of Bob may be none too pleased to hear Duhan say that he believes Dylan and his likes, may never have had a hit song without the weight and financial backing of big record companies.

There’s a lesson in humility at a gig in Donegal, 

And……….. Surprise! Surprise!  Not everybody liked the song ‘The Voyage’.  But maybe no surprise to hear it was a Corkman.  This Leeside rebel felt he had good reason to hate the song. It was seemingly, he said, too family ‘luvvey duvvey’ for his liking – and he hated every one of his. [read more …] ““Where the Road Take Me” on C103 at 7pm Sunday 19th July”

Parish Newsletter – 19th July 2020

PARISH NEWSLETTER
BALLYDALY-CULLEN-MILLSTREET
Sixteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time – 19th July, 2020
Canon John Fitzgerald P.P.  
Tel Nos. Millstreet 029-70043/Mobile 087-7752948
Email:  millstreet @dioceseofkerry.ie    www.dioceseofkerry.ie
PARISH OFFICE OPENING HOURS:
MONDAY-TUESDAY- WEDNESDAY-FRIDAY
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:

RECENT DEATHS:  Julie Keating, Sycamore Drive; Eileen Cronin, Model Farm Road; Maureen Murphy-Lynch, New Jersey.

Mass Intentions this Week-end:
Millstreet Vigil 6.30 p.m.                 Seamus O’Sullivan, Rathduane
Ballydaly   9.00 a.m.                         Bridget & John O’Leary, Gortavehy & Connie McSweeney, Gortavehy
Cullen      10.15 a.m.                          Mary & Jimmy Walsh, Knocknageeha
Millstreet 11.30 a.m.                        Anne Keane, Pound Hill

Anniversaries:     Liam O’Driscoll, Lackabawn; Maura O’Sullivan, Main Street; Brendan Hickey, Main Street; Dorothy Fitzgerald, Macroom Road; Kathleen Murphy, Murphy’s Terrace; Sheila Casey, Clara; Peg Casey, Clara; Breda Hickey, Claraghatlea; Diarmuid Cronin, Kilmeedy; Pat Joe, J.J. & Mike Lehane; Julia McSweeney, Flintfield; Joan Guerin, Knocknagullane;  Mary O’Sullivan, Knocknageeha; Michael Moynihan, Coalpits; Deceased members of the Hickey family, Gortnacreeha; Betty O’Callaghan, Banteer;  Mary & the deceased members of the Lucey family, Canovee; Bridget Kirby, Dooradoyle; John & Jenny Collins, Dunmanway; Patrick & Mary Murphy, their son Pat Joe & daughter Sheila O’Farrell, Dunmanway.

[read more …] “Parish Newsletter – 19th July 2020”

Musical Images from Pictorial Archive of Millstreet Museum

The two images we share from the Pictorial Archive of  Millstreet Museum date most likely from 2002.   Tap on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.)

Millstreet Church Choir pictured at Millstreet Country Park in 2002.
Quite a magical image here when at Millstreet Day Care Centre we photographed a very talented Dancer who appeared to be representing San Francisco in the 2002 Rose of Tralee. With the superb accordian music of Seán Buckley all eyes are on the amazing Dancer who truly seems to be in mid-air!

Clonbanin Ambush Centenary Commemoration Committee Appeal

 Chun ár gCairde Uile ó Duhallow agus Beyond

To All our friends from Duhallow and Beyond

The recently established Clonbanin Ambush Centenary Commemoration Committee wish to make an appeal to the people of Duhallow and beyond who would like to make a donation to our centenary commemoration fund. Our committee is a community based, non-political group of volunteers from the Duhallow and surrounding  area who wish to mark the centenary of the historical event that was the Clonbanin Ambush. The aim of the committee is to renovate the existing monument and to erect an information board at Clonbanin on the original site of the ambush on the main Mallow Killarney road. Due to health and safety regulations and in keeping with N.R.A guidelines, new structures are not permitted on the main road meaning it will not be possible to hold events on the original site of the Ambush. Therefore it is proposed by the committee to erect a new monument and information boards in the Derrinagree Church car park, which is the site supported by Cork Co Council.

The Clonbanin Ambush was an engagement between the forces of the British Empire and the Cork and Kerry Brigades on the 5th of March, 1921.  Historically, it has been recorded as a victory for the Volunteers of the IRA.

The proposed project also involves our committee producing a publication outlining this significant local event.

[read more …] “Clonbanin Ambush Centenary Commemoration Committee Appeal”

Death Notice: Julie Keating, Millstreet and Middlesbrough

The death has occurred of Julie Keating
(Middlesbrough), Millstreet, Co. Cork

Passed away peacefully at home. Devoted mother to Thomas, dear sister to Katy, Helen, Linda, Glen, Chris and Seán. Sadly missed by her nephew, nieces, extended family, friends and neighbours.

Due to current government guidelines a private family funeral will take place. Messages of sympathy may be left on this condolence link.

Textbooks for sale

Textbooks for sale
Chemistry Live including workbook, as new, €20
Fiúntas Nua including workbook, almost perfect quality, €20
Fundamental Applied Maths, almost perfect quality, €20
Tout Va Bien including CDs, well used but reasonable quality, €15
Real World Physics including workbook, well used, €10
Great Expectations 1,  very good quality, €10
Make Your Mark including student handbook, very good quality, €10
Step up, very good quality, €10
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