Kathleen Murphy – Acknowledge and First Anniversary

Kathleen Murphy – Acknowledge and First Anniversary

Coolikerane, Millstreet, Cork/Newcastle West, Co Limerick

 As we lovingly remember Sister Kathleen Murphy, who passed away on the 5th of December 2021, we the family and Sisters of St. Joseph wish to acknowledge the many expressions of sympathy and gestures of kindness shown to us over the past year. We offer thanks to all those who attended her funeral, sent mass cards, online condolences, and gave donations to Milford Hospice.

A special thanks to the amazing staff of Milford Hospice, to the staff of Tarrant’s funeral directors, Davy, Declan, Cora, and the gravediggers. We would also like to thank Canon Jack for the lovely mass, the singers, musicians, Julie Brady and Sharon Lane.

As it would be impossible to thank everyone individually, please accept this acknowledgement as an expression of our deepest gratitude. The Holy Sacrifice of the Mass will be offered for your intentions.

The anniversary mass will be held on Thursday 8th Dec at 7:30pm.


Mary Byrne (née Tarrant) – Acknowledgement & First Anniversary

Mary Byrne (née Tarrant),  Ahane,  Cullen

Acknowledgement & First Anniversary

As we remember Mary on her first anniversary (9th December 2021) we, her family, would like to thank those who attended Mum’s funeral, those that sent Mass cards, flowers, posted condolences on RIP.ie and who supported us in any way.  Thanks to our kind neighbours and friends who called to the house with food, words of support or just to be there with us.

A special word of thanks to Helen, Siobhán and all the nurses and carers in Araglen House Nursing Home for their excellent care of Mary while she was in residence. We would also like to thank Mary’s GPs, Dr Walsh and Dr Payne for their care of Mum.

Thanks to Tarrant’s Funeral Directors, Davy, Declan and Cora for their professionalism and support during this difficult time.  Sincere thanks to Canon Jack Fitzgerald who celebrated Mary’s funeral Mass, Joan O’ Donoghue for organising the Church and Jerry Doody for the wonderful singing and music.

As it is impossible to thank everyone individually, please accept this acknowledgment as an expression of our deepest gratitude.

The Holy Sacrifice of the Mass will be offered for your intentions.

Millstreet Parish Newsletter – 4th December 2022



Second Sunday in Advent

4th December 2022

Canon John Fitzgerald, P.P.

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

Email:  millstreet @dioceseofkerry.ie

Website:   www.dioceseofkerry.ie

All Masses are livestreamed on www.churchservices.tv/millstreet

Parish Opening Hours 

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday 

9.00am to 1.00pm  &  2.00pm to 5.00pm

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

RECENT DEATHS: Brian McSweeney, Cobh & Millstreet; Betty Murphy, Dereen & Waterford.

Mass Intentions this Weekend:

Saturday 3rd December:

Millstreet   6.15p.m.     Margaret & Frank Reen, Main Street & their son D.J (recently deceased).  Mickie O’Connor, Ballinkeen & Mallow (1st Anniversary)

Sunday 4th December:

Ballydaly   9.30a.m. Eddie Tucker, Whitegate & Ballydaly (1st Anniversary).  Kathleen Mulcahy, Annagloor.

Millstreet 11.30 a.m.   Michael O’Mahony, Murphy’s Terrace (recently deceased)

ANNIVERSARIES:  Peggy Thornton, Drishanebeg; Tom Barrett, Killowen; Denis & Kate Kelleher, Killowen; Pat O’Connell, Tullig; Bobby Cronin, The Rectory;  Ursula Manley, The Square;   Margaret O’Regan, Main Street; John “Sing” O’Sullivan, Mill Lane; John, Kathy & Connie Dennehy, Curragh; Jack Kelleher & the deceased members of the Bennett Family, Dromsicane; Daniel & Julia Guerin, Ballydaly; Con Buckley, Dooneen; Mary Byrne, Ahane; Francie Herlihy, Glountane; Paddy Murphy, Beaufort; Julia Sheehan; Michael & Mary Kiely, Ballymacarbry; Nora Mary & the deceased members of the O’Riordan Family, Knocknagree; Nora Desmond, Lombardstown; Mary & Joan Murphy, Waterville; Noreen O’Keeffe-Finn, Dromina & Millstreet; Anna Dimmock, London & Aubane.


Wednesday 7th December:

Millstreet   7.30p.m.     Sr. Kathleen Murphy, Coolikerane;  Tade Corcoran, Coolikerane.

Thursday 8th December:

Ballydaly   9.30a.m. Pat, Margaret & Dan O’Connor, Ballydaly & Johnny Murphy.

Millstreet 11.30 a.m.   Lilly Moore, Liscreagh;  Breda & Pat Broderick, Clara Road;  Vera & Noel Moylan, Shannon. [read more …] “Millstreet Parish Newsletter – 4th December 2022”

Christmas Trees for Sale at The Square Millstreet in December 2022

Christmas Trees for Sale in The Square Millstreet at these times in December 2022

Times and dates as follows:
Saturday December 3rd  12 – 2.30 pm
Thursday December 8th 2-5 pm
Saturday December 10th 2-4 pm
Tuesday December 13th  2-5 pm
Friday December 16th  2-5 pm
Outside of these times please call Dubby on 087 9255151
Trees from 6ft to 13ft
For trees over 10ft please order in advance now on 087 9255151

 Delivery if required 🚚
 Outside of these times please contact Dubby on 087 9255151 
 Wishing you all a very Happy and Healthy Christmas!🎄

Brian McSweeney, Cobh & Millstreet

The death has occurred of Brian McSweeney, Clara, Ringmeen, Cobh, Co. Cork / Millstreet,  Co. Cork

Late of Carrignafoy Community College, Cobh & St. Colman’s Community College, Midleton

Peacefully, at home surrounded by his loving family. Much loved husband & best friend of Liz (née Coughlan) adored dad of Paul, David and Kevin & dear brother of Éamonn & Mary.  Sadly missed & lovingly remembered by his heartbroken wife, sons, brother, sister, nephew Damian, brothers in law, sisters in law, cousins, relatives & a wide circle of friends.

May Brian Rest In Peace

Brian will repose at Cahill’s Funeral Home, Newtown Rd., P24Y383 on Friday, December 2nd, from 5.30pm with rosary at 7pm. Reception into St. Colman’s Cathedral on Saturday, December 3rd, at 11.45pm for 12 noon Requiem Mass followed by burial in Old Church Cemetery. (Brian’s funeral cortege will drive to cemetery).

Suaimhneas síoraí dá anam dílis

Brian’s Requiem Mass will be live streamed on www.cobhcathedralparish.ie

Messages of comfort & support can be left for Brian’s family in the condolence section HERE.

House Private Please

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>


Arts & Crafts Showcase

Millstreet Day Centre will be having a Arts & Crafts Showcase

in the Centre

on Sunday 4th December @ 12.15pm – 2.00pm.

Pop along for a festive coffee & mince pie & see what the clients of the Day Centre have been busy creating over the past few months.

There will be some items available to purchase on the day also!

Any proceeds made/donations will go directly to Millstreet Day Centre.

All welcome to attend!

Millstreet Juvenile GAA Club

To All Our Members & their families.
We would like to thank you all for your support in 2022.
Club AGM
They will be no Juvenile AGM this year, an end of year report was read out by our club secretary Maria Smyth at the Millstreet GAA club’s AGM on Sunday the 27th of November.
Congratulations & Thank You
We would like to say well done to all teams this year on what was a great year for the club, congratulations to the U14, U15 & U17 teams and mentors on Divisional Success this year, and to the U17s on winning a County Championship in addition to their divisional victory. We are looking forward to a social in 2023.
Thank you to all coaches from u6s to u17s for all their time put in, it was very much appreciated by the club.
Notable Events 
The Juvenile Club held their very first colour run this year and it was greatly supported by both kids and adults. We’d like to say thank you to everyone that turned up and helped on the day. Thank you to Millstreet Fire Service for all their help on the day
We held our annual table quiz. We had a great crowd on the night. Thanks to John Tarrant who made out the questions for the night and thanks to all parents who helped by correcting questions, in the shop, selling raffle tickets or helping clean up after. Thank you.
Cúl Camp 
We held our Cúl Camp in July and once again it was a great week and weather wasn’t too bad either. Thank you to Denis Hickey for always making sure that the dressing rooms and toilets were available & clean. Thanks to the coaches for giving up their time and making the week enjoyable for the kids. Thanks to Gary for sorting the ice cream truck, thanks to Ronan O’Leary for providing some great music for the week and thanks to the parents for helping on lunch time duty. Looking forward to Cúl Camp 2023 .
Perpetual Cups 
We held our perpetual cups in October and even though the weather wasn’t on our side the kids had a great morning. We would like to thank the O’Connor, Hickey and Kelleher families who always turn up and support the day and thanks to Millstreet Pipe Band also.
Thank you to all parents who made sandwiches/baking and to all who helped in kitchen . The club really appreciate it.
Club Gear
Club gear can be purchased online. Search for Millstreet Juvenile Club on the O’Neill’s website. Might make a nice Christmas present.
Local lotto 
Please support our local lotto for which we are very grateful. Tickets can be purchased in every local shop or from Paula & Connie Healy.
Rebel Óg 
We would like to wish all our members involved with rebel squads all the best in their journeys.
Thank you
I would like to thank my fellow officers and PAs for all their hard work in 2022.
Millstreet Adult club for all their support and guidance and we look forward to working with ye 2023.
Thank you to our main sponsor O’Keeffe’s Super Valu for their continuing sponsorship, the club is very grateful for their support.
Thank you to Seanie Radley and John Tarrant who always are there to capture some wonderful pictures. thank you to Millstreet Pipe Band who always come out to support any event we are having.
This year we would like to thank Geraldine Dennehy who was there to take some wonderful pictures at our u15s and 17s games.
Thank you to Cullen GAA for their partnership, collaboration & contribution to Duarigle Gaels. We look forward to many more years of partnership.
Finally on behalf of myself and my fellow officers I would to wish all members and their families a Happy Christmas and wonderful new year. See ye all in 2023
Thank you
Karen Stanley,
Chairperson of Millstreet Juvenile GAA Club

Walkability Study of Millstreet

The Millstreet Age Friendly group will be conducting a Walkability Study of Millstreet on Wednesday 30th Nov. Part of being ‘Age Friendly’ means promoting active ageing by making sure our towns are easy to get around and that it is easy to access the services and facilities they contain. During this walkability study we will be looking for things that support us to walk, or stop us from walking comfortably along the streets. We will be assessing

FOOTPATHS: availability, quality, ramped, width, obstacles in the way

CROSSINGS: convenience, safety

AESTETICS: signage, litter, bins, derelict buildings

PUBLIC SPACES: accessibility of services, availability of parking, green spaces, public toilets, benches, transport stops

SAFETY: car speeds, driver behaviour, cyclists, street lighting, general feeling of safety

This will be the first of 2/3 walkability studies as we will need to walk the same route at different times of the day. If anyone in the town has any feedback on any of the above areas that we will be assessing please get in touch by emailing <email> or phone 029 70926

“Radio Treasures” from 9.10 to 11.30pm on CMS Tonight

On this Tuesday – 29th Nov.. 2022 – preceded by “Jimmy Reidy & Friends” with a wonderful programme with focus on a splendid  Show featuring Friends from Cork’s Farranree 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 9.10 to 11.30pm on Cork Music Station.    Feel very welcome to contact the live programme by emailing corkmusicstation @gmail.com or texting 086 825 0074 – One may also WhatsApp that number.   Tonight’s programme includes lots of uplifting songs, music, musings and requests….and lots of great Interviews.   We chat about the images below.   Tap on the pictures to enlarge.  (S.R.)

Stefan Healy during our Interview at the Wallis Arms Hotel on 12th Aug. 2022. The special Interview will be broadcast at 10pm on “Radio Treasures” tonight (29th Nov.)

Stefan who is attending the prestigious RADA (Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts) in London is scheduled to play the role of Duke Orsino in Shakespeare’s “Twelfth Night” at RADA’s Jerwood Vanbrugh Theatre from 1st Dec. to 7th Dec. 2022. See the following link for details: https://www.rada.ac.uk/whats-on/twelfth-night-2022/
Official Launch of “Sliabh Luachra Journal No. 20” at Gneeveguilla on Friday night last. The excellent Journal is now available in numerous Book Shops.

Preparing Millstreet’s Christmas Lights during this week. The official turning on takes place at 6pm on this Sunday, 4th Dec. 2022.

[read more …] ““Radio Treasures” from 9.10 to 11.30pm on CMS Tonight”

Eddie Tucker – Acknowledgment and First Anniversary


Acknowledgment and First AnniversaryEddie Tucker, Whitegate & Ballydaly

Who died on December 2nd, 2021

As we fondly remember our brother Eddie on his first anniversary, we and all family members wish to acknowledge the many expressions of sympathy and gestures of kindness shown to us during our sad loss.

The many Mass Cards received and the many condolence messages on R.I.P., those who travelled long distances to attend his funeral, and those who gathered outside Millstreet Church to say goodbye.

Our sincere thank you to the following:

Dr. Derek Power (Consultant Oncologist) and his oncology team at the Mercy Hospital, Cork;  All staff at Lee Clinic where Eddie received his chemotherapy treatment;  Dr. Mulcahy (G.P.) and staff at Harbours Brink Medical Centre, Lower Aghada, Midleton;  All staff at Aghada Pharmacy;  Public Health Nurses, Dieticians, Physiotherapists, palliative care team and home helps;  Doctors and nurses at Marymount Hospice, who cared for Eddie during his final days;  Fr. Danny Murphy (Parish Priest Aghada) who visited and administered Holy Communion to Eddie in his own home;  Irish Cancer Society Volunteer Drivers who took Eddie to his chemotherapy treatments. A special mention to Pat O’Regan;  To his very special friends in Whitegate who truly cared for him during his cancer journey – Anne Sweeney, Tony Cotter, Martin Murray, Yvonne (home help) and Caroline Colbert and all his many neighbours and friends in Whitegate, Millstreet, Ballydaly and surrounding areas.

Special thanks to Canon Jack Fitzgerald for his beautiful funeral Mass and for his touching words of comfort, and to assisting Priests;  to Sharon Lane for her guidance and support, also to sacristan Julie Brady;  to Jerry Doody and organist, Edel Fraser, who together and so movingly sang and played Eddie’s chosen hymns;  to Davy Tarrant and Cora for their kindness, sensitivity and professionalism with funeral arrangements;  to the staff of Wallis Arms Hotel for serving refreshments following his funeral.

The gates of memory will never close

We miss you more than anyone knows

With tender love and deep regret

We who love you will never forget.

Anniversary Mass for Eddie will take place at

Ballydaly Church on Sunday 4th December at 9.30a.m..

Eily’s Report – 29th November

Dia is mhuire diobh go leir a cairde and welcome to my weekly Report.

The month of November is on the way out and again we ask ourselves where did it go?  How did it go so fast?  If I asked Tade and Mary Lane the same question, they would say the same thing I’m sure about the sixty happy years that they’ve been married. God spared them to provide a home and bring up a wonderful family and pass on to them the wonderful cultures such as songs and lore that was handed down to themselves. Starting off by buying a humble cottage on the mountain road leading to Gneeves Bog and turning it into a birds- nest-like dwelling where they grew their food and kept hens, ducks etc. In time there was room in the acre to build a beautiful home for one of their two sons, for him and his wife to take on the same contract in life as his parents. How things have changed for the better for the people who lived in what used to be very remote areas. Where modern windfarms have brought wonderful prosperity to those who have turbines built on the boggy planes. Motor cars and other modern methods in time turned Tade and Mary’s remote beginnings into a thing of beauty and a joy for them for as long as they need. What a lesson their story would be for young people starting off today. To achieve so much from humble beginnings by adding on  according as they could afford to. They brought new life back into a little deserted place. I have always admired their progress and now it gives us all great joy to see them celebrating sixty years of a great life together. Well done Tade and Mary. We wish you many more years of wedded bliss.

[read more …] “Eily’s Report – 29th November”

IRD are collecting information for a Walking App

IRD are currently in the process of collecting information for a Walking App for the Duhallow Area that will be going live in early 2023. At the moment they are looking to gather a log of any points of interest within the area; these can be scenic viewpoints, wells, monuments, walks, standing stones etc., basically anything that may be of interest to locals and/or visitors.

If anyone has any points of interest in their area that they think should be promoted, please pop them into a word document and send it back to me by Wednesday December 14th.

When filling out the form please make sure that each point of interest has a location, and you can give as much information as you like – there is an example of the document required if you email me for it. If anyone would prefer to talk to Alannah over the phone you can call her on 029 60633.

BT Young Scientist

Steven Lyons,  Cian McCaul and Kieran Duggan…..we are TY students in Millstreet Community School.   We are qualified to the finals of BT Young Scientist exhibition up in Dublin and we would appreciate it if you could share the survey we have attached below to a website…The link will take you straight to the online survey.   We would also like some opinions that you have on our survey.    Thanks!

Information about our survey is at the top of the survey!