Millstreet Community Calendar 2024

Millstreet Community Calendar 2024

Have you got that special photograph that you would like to be considered for the Millstreet Community Calendar 2024? If so, Millstreet Community Council Ltd. is inviting individuals, groups and organisations to share those photos.
Please email your photograph with your name and the title/caption of your photograph to
millstreetcommunitycouncil20 before Friday, 13th October  2023. All photographs will be considered. (The photographs must be of a high resolution).

The calendars will be printed and made available to purchase locally from November.

“Radio Treasures” Tonight Features Monsignor Dan & Knockalougha Rambling House 9.15pm to 11.30pm

 On this Tuesday – 26th Sept. 2023 … preceded by “Jimmy Reidy & Friends” with a wonderful programme from the  splendid Archival Show where the focus is on North Kerry at 8pm (the repeat of which one may hear after the Maureen Henry Show on Sunday night just after 10.30pm) we invite you to also tune into “Radio Treasures” this Tuesday from 9.15 to 11.30pm on Cork Music Station.  Feel very welcome to contact the live programme by emailing corkmusicstation or texting 086 825 0074 – One may also WhatsApp that number.  (S.R.)

Our special Interview with Monsignor Dan O’Connor will be broadcast at 9.30pm tonight on – Pictured here in August 2023 with Con Meade. Tap on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)

Our first visit to Knockalougha Rambling House 2023 will be broadcast at 10pm tonight.

Artist Neil Kelleher and Patrick W. O’Leary pictured at a recent meeting in Cork. Both have direct Adrivale, Millstreet genealogical roots.

[read more …] ““Radio Treasures” Tonight Features Monsignor Dan & Knockalougha Rambling House 9.15pm to 11.30pm”

Eily’s Report – 26th September

Dia is Mhuire díobh go léir a cáirde and welcome to my Report.

You always appreciate the good day better if it comes after a bad day. That goes for lots of things in life and indeed it also goes with the weather. This lovely warm sunny Monday is so welcome following the wet, dreary, weekend. We didn’t expect this gift of sunshine and when it came you want to do a million things that you have lined up in anticipation of it. I didn’t think I’d spend so long working in my garden today but as we all know that  if you have a few minutes  work  to do out of doors it usually takes much longer than you planned.  You don’t count the cost if you can get the thing finished. I’m very pleased with myself, having ventured off out into my patch to  catch up with some things that have driven be almost to despair for weeks. Looking out at them in the rain.  By now I’m sure you appreciate the love that I have for my beloved Phormiums. Above everything else in the garden they give the best service. Stormy wet days are no bother to them, as they’re lashed this way and that. Their ribbon-like foliage effortlessly twisting and turning and flapping. The punishment of the elements doesn’t even show when the calm returns again, while others fall flat and damaged. Needless to say they do need a little TLC. now and then and today was my opportunity to let them know how much  I care. Pampas grass and Phormiums are related I’d say and have to be treated in a different way to other garden dwellers. Some of my friends wait for the dry spell to set fire to them, the flames reaching down to burn away all the dry matter ,to make room for the new growth and it works very well for them. But in my situation, a blazing inferno on the edge of a very busy road would not be very practical to put it mildly, further to that where do you go for a dry spell. Anyway I made no delay in attacking the task by hand in the brilliant sunshine and pulled away all the dead matter to give the new growth every chance of  surviving. I‘m very proud of the finished article. To see my plants all cleaned up and the  roots devoid of the mucky debris. They can breathe now again and are open to the lovely sunny day. Buíochas le Dia.

[read more …] “Eily’s Report – 26th September”

Carmel Cronin (née O’Leary), Cullen/Gneeveguilla

The death has occurred of Carmel Cronin (née O’Leary), Cullen, Co. Cork /Gneeveguilla, Co. Kerry.  (Formerly of Tournanough, Gneeveguilla, Co.  Kerry)

On September 25th 2023, Carmel passed away peacefully at home after a short illness, surrounded by her loving family.  Predeceased by her loving sisters, Kathleen and Mairéad.  Carmel will be deeply missed by her loving husband Seán, much loved mother of Paudie, Brendan and John, Kay and Maura, daughters in law Miriam, Irene and Geraldine, son in law Denis and Kay’s partner Séamus, sister Sheila and brother Eanie, sisters in law, Mary, Ann and Mary, brothers in law Bill and Pa, her beloved grandchildren, Dermot, Shane Kieran, Darragh, Gavin, Dervla, Michelle, Lauren, Ruby, Paraic and April Rose,her nieces and nephews, extended family and friends.

May her gentle soul rest in peace.

Reposing in the Church of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Cullen, P51E195, on Wednesday 27th from 5.30pm to 8pm. Requiem Mass on Thursday 28th at 12 noon, followed by burial in the adjoining cemetery. House Private.

Family flowers only, donations instead to the Irish Cancer Society. The family would like to thank the nurses at Marymount Palliative Care, Irish Cancer Society and Public Health Nurse.

Messages of sympathy can be left on the condolence link HERE.

Timmy Joe O’Connor, Knockduff, Cullen

The death has occurred of Timmy Joe O’Connor, Knockduff, Cullen, Co. Cork.

Passed away peacefully in the presence of his family on the 24th September, in the loving care of the staff of Araglen House Nursing Home, Boherbue. Deeply and deservedly loved by his wife Eileen, sons Alan and Denis, daughter Hélène, daughters-in-law Mairéad and Judith and son-in-law Donie. Deeply regretted by his brothers John, Denis, Der and his sister Joan (Herlihy), sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, his aunt Tessie Kelleher and his greatly loved grandchildren: Cónal, Olivia, Tadhg, Shauna, John, Clíodhna and Ross, his nieces, nephews and his many friends.

Reposing in the Church of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Cullen, on Tuesday from 6pm to 8pm. Requiem Mass at 11am on Wednesday followed by burial in the adjoining cemetery.   To leave a message of sympathy for Timmy Joe’s  family please use condolence link HERE.

Cash Returns Show in Memory of the Late John Mulcahy

We are beyond excited to be heading back down to Cork for a great night and for a truly amazing cause.

We’ll be hitting the stage at  “The Marquee in the Arches” in Mallow on Friday the 13th October.  

In memory of the late John Mulcahy, proceeds will go to Irish Motor Neuron Disease Association and Maymount Hospice.

Tickets are shooting out the door for this one so our advice is to get on it now. You can grab’em on eventbrite here: 

Millstreet Parish Newsletter – 24th Sept. 2023



Twenty Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time

24th Sept. 2023

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: Donal Kelleher, Ploverfield.

 Mass Intentions this Weekend:

Saturday 23rd September:

Millstreet   6.15p.m.   Liz Hickey, Clara Road (recently deceased);  Bill, Mick, Hugh & the deceased members of the Kelleher family, Killowen;  Con & Kate Murphy, Shanaknuck.

Sunday 24th September:

Ballydaly 9.30a.m. Mary Carr, Shanaknuck (recently deceased);  Donagh O’Leary, Ballydaly;  The deceased members of the Cremin Family, Gortavehy.

Millstreet 11.30 a.m.   Nuala, Denis J. & their son Jerome O’Riordan, Dromsicane.

ANNIVERSARIES: Séamus O’Connor, Tullig; Joan Daly, Main Street; Tom Murphy, Main Street; Mary Dineen, Knocknapogue; Billy O’Sullivan, Coalpits; Denis & Nora O’Sullivan, Inches; Mary O’Keeffe, Glountane; Helen O’Shea-Rampellberg, Murphy’s Terrace & Belgium; Billy Gleeson, Glounthaune; Dermot O’Callaghan, Shronebeha; Mary Collins, Fedamore; Noreen Dennehy, Rathcoole; Tom & Hannah Sheahan, Glenleigh.

Mass Intentions for NEXT WEEKEND:

Saturday 30th September:

Millstreet   6.15p.m.   Eansie Twomey, The Bridge (recently deceased);  Catherine & Seán Buckley, The Hall, Kilcorney;  Jer, Kathleen & Nora Mary Lane, Ballinatona;  Gerry Healy, Murphy’s Terrace & Wicklow.

Sunday 1st October:

Cullen 9.30a.m. Jimmy & Mary Walsh, Knocknageeha;  John & Jane O’Riordan, Two Gneeves & their son, Seán (recently deceased).

Millstreet 11.30 a.m.   Eileen O’Riordan, Dromsicane (1st Anniversary);  Christine & Frank O’Riordan, Dromsicane;  Kitty O’Donoghue, Macroom.

Exposition Of the Blessed Sacrament Tuesday in Millstreet Church 10.30am-7.30pm.

LEGION OF MARY every Tuesday night in The Parish Centre at 7.30p.m.

CONFESSIONS in Millstreet Church on Saturday at 12.30p.m. 

Rotas for next weekend 30th September/1st October


Millstreet 6.15 p.m. Mary Ita Cronin Group B: T. O’Leary-Cronin; K. O’Leary; C. Buckley; M. Reardon
  11.30 a.m. Raymond Gilbourne Group C: K.  Kelleher; M. Casey; B. Fitzgerald; M. Buckley.
Cullen 9.30 a.m. Noreen Meade Irene Duggan

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

Monday 25th:  There will be no Mass.

Mass on Tuesday (26th) for People of the Parish at 10.00a.m.

Mass on Wednesday (27th) for Private Intention at 10.00a.m.

Mass on Thursday (28th) for Noreen Dennehy, Rathcoole at 10.00a.m.

Mass on Friday (29th) for Martin Geran, Grenagh (recently deceased) & the deceased members of the Guerin Family, Ballydaly at 7.30p.m. [read more …] “Millstreet Parish Newsletter – 24th Sept. 2023”

Most recent drone footage of the N22 Ballyvourney and Macroom bypass

Most recent drone footage of the N22 Ballyvourney and Macroom bypass. Flying west to east during mid September 2023, this clip is focused on the area just over Mullach an Ois and flys from the western tie in at Sliabh Riabhach, bypassing Ballyvourney village and eastward to meet the recently opened section at the Tonn Láin junction immediately east of Ballyvourney village.
Road signage, sound barriers along with road surfaces suggest the near completed state of construction as they aim on next month opening.
This 6-7km section of the new road includes
The big cut at Sliabh Riabhach, over 30m deep and nearly 1km long;
The largest structure along the entire new road, the 120m bridge over both Abha na Biochaille and the mountain road to Millstreet;
2 pedestrian underpasses including the Beara/Brefni way
2 over bridges and multiple underpasses

Preview Interview with Jimmy Murphy Carriganima on the Carriganima Fun Run/Walk happening Tomorrow Saturday Sept 23rd in aid of Macroom and Millstreet Hospitals

Willie Fitzgerald of Cork Music Station talks to Organiser Jimmy Murphy along with Sean Murphy of The Pub in Carriganima about the upcoming Charity Walk for Macroom and Millstreet Hospitals happening tomorrow Saturday September 23rd in Carrganima.

Sign On for the Event is from 2.30pm at the Pub in Carriganima and the Run/Walk will start at 3.30pm,your support would be very welcome for this great cause for both Millstreet and Macroom Hospitals.

More Details on the Event can be heard in the interview link below.

Tomorrow is the 50th Anniversary of the 1973 Football Final which Cork won and Millstreet had 4 players on the team



A day that will never be forgotten all of 50 years ago is recalled from the 23rd September  in 1973 when Cork bridged a 28 year gap to win the All Ireland Senior Football Championship when overcoming Galway 3-17 to 2-13 in Croke Park

A proud day for Millstreet GAA Club with four players on the starting team through the involvement of Denny Long, John Coleman and the late Connie Hartnett and Humphrey Kelleher. During that season’s Championship campaign, the late Tommy Kelleher was a substitute in the Munster Final while Fr. Jim Kennelly was selected as a substitute on two occasions.

The scenes at the final whistle, the journey home to Leeside, the reception in Millstreet to greet a remarkable team will always remain as fond memories. Approximately 5,000 people thronged Millstreet on the following Wednesday night, when the Cork team were guests of Millstreet GAA.

The occasion sparked massive celebrations, red and white flags along with buntings decorated the streets. After a meal in the Wallis Arms Hotel, the team boarded a truck at Church Street for the parade fronted by Millstreet and Newmarket Pipe Bands.

Members of the club’s Under 12 and Under 14 teams formed a guard of honour and a party with blazing torches flanked the truck. Speeches were made in the Town Square and festivities continued into the small hours.

To mark the 50th anniversary, the surviving members of the panel and family representatives of the deceased members have attended functions in both Pairc Ui Chaoimh and Croke Park over recent months.

We wish continued good health to all the team members and remember those who are no longer with us.

Thanks for the memories that will always be savoured by all involved in Millstreet GAA.

Original Ticket from 1973 All Ireland Football Final

1973 Team being honoured at Croke Park in July 2023

Members of the 1973 team participating in Millstreet Golf Classic in 2021

Eeek-o-friendly Halloween Costume Shop

Did you know that over half a million Halloween Costumes are thrown away every year in Ireland?! Most end up in landfill. This year Millstreet Primary Schools Parents Association are organising an Eeek-o-friendly Halloween Costume Shop – but we need your donations!

We are looking for children to donate their old costumes over the coming weeks & the Parents Association will host a Halloween Costume Shop in Millstreet GAA Hall on:

Wednesday 11th October from 2pm – 4pmAll costumes will be priced at €3 or €5.

Costume Donations can be brought in to Millstreet BNS or Millstreet Presentation NS up to Friday 6th October & the MPSPA will take it from there!

All proceeds will go directly to Millstreet Primary Schools Parents Association

Happy Halloween!

Official Programme of 1973 All-Ireland Football Final

It’s fifty years since the historic 1973 All-Ireland Football Final in Croke Park – Cork v. Galway where Cork won the honour of being All-Ireland Champions and which had such a wonderful Millstreet presence in the mighty Team.   Here through the great kindness of Con Meade of Cloghoulabeg, Millstreet we share the Official 1973 Programme.  Tap on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.) [read more …] “Official Programme of 1973 All-Ireland Football Final”

Millstreet Vintage Club Model Show happening on Sunday October 8th

Sunday October 8th
Millstreet Vintage Club Model Show 2023
Venue K and L Warehouse Mountleader Industrial Estate Millstreet,Eircode (P51 X683)
Doors Open 10.30am
Loads of Displays to see and always a great Day Out for all the Family

For more Details Contact Donie Lucey on 086 8545873.








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 info@


Query from Castletownbere Regarding Millstreet Connection

We recently received the following query from Castletownbere:  In bygone days the late Ben Casey was an R.I.C. Officer in Millstreet.  When his first wife passed to her Eternal Reward, Ben later remarried.   It is the decendents of Ben who have Millstreet connections are being asked to make contact.   Some 25 years ago on a visit to Castletownbere a relative of Ben who is now deceased presented his accordion  to the Millstreet related visitors (who most likely enjoy music).   For more details on this please contact millstreetmuseum or make contact by phone, WhatsApp or text (086 – 825 0074).   We shall then explain in greater detail why we received this query.  (S.R.)