Preparing for Traditional Music Weekend 2019 in Millstreet

Maria Casey and son Conor preparing for the very busy Traditional Music Weekend taking place in Millstreet with Dancing Competitions and a Concert on Saturday while on Sunday at MCS there will be the annual Féile Cheoil. Below Donagh and Mary lend a helping hand.  Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)

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Death Notice – Anne Kelleher, Drishane Road

Peacefully in the loving care of the staff of St. Joseph’s 2 Ward, St. Finbarr’s Hospital, Cork, ANNE (nee Murphy), late of Drishane Road, Millstreet, dearly beloved wife of the late John and much loved Mother of William (Bill), John D, Tony, Denis, Dan, Kieran and Brendan. Deeply regretted by her sons, daughters-in-law Norma, Kay, Aine, Evelyn and the late Paula and her seven  grandchildren. Dear sister to Hannah (O’Leary), DanJoe, the late Kitty (O’Neill) and Teresa, nephews, nieces, relatives, neighbours and friends.

Rosary at Tarrant’s Funeral Home, Millstreet on Saturday evening at 8pm. Lying in repose on Sunday evening from 6pm to  8pm. Reception into St. Patrick’s Church, Millstreet on Monday for 11am Mass. Burial afterwards in St. Mary’s Cemetery. May She Rest in Peace.

Carriganima/Clondrohid Community Alert Meeting in Clondrohid Hall on next Monday Night April 15th at 8.30pm

Carriganima/Clondrohid Community Alert Meeting in Clondrohid Hall on next Monday Night April 15th at 8.30pm,

Guest Speakers from An Garda Siochana will be in attendance on the Night to give advice on Crime Protection,

Oppurtunity will be had to renew your Yearly Text Alert Fee at this Meeting,

Refreshments Served



Fundraising Musical Event in Aid of MS Ireland on 12th May 2019

Click on the Poster to enlarge. (S.R.)
Seán Murphy of the Cork City Branch of MS Ireland promoting the upcoming Musical Event on 12th May in Cork. Seán is the inspiring Coordinator of many praiseworthy fundraising events in aid of MS Ireland.
Pictured at the recent Regional Meeting of MS Ireland in Macroom’s Castle Hotel which was also attended by Ava Battles, CEO, MS Ireland (7th from left standing).

Deer Observed at Station Road Millstreet

We thank Pat for bringing to our attention that a Deer was observed earlier this Wednesday (10th Apr. 2019) evening at Station Road, Millstreet near the Football Pitch (pictured below).  While I did not see the Deer when I visited the location it is quite possible that the Deer may still be within the area.  In the interest of Road SafetyDrivers should be on the alert in case the Deer may attempt crossing the road.  (S.R.)

Station Road 10th Apr. 2019 where the Deer was seen earlier today.

Millstreet Vintage Club Autojumble next Sunday April 14th starting at 9am.

Millstreet Vintage Club Autojumble next Sunday April 14th,Venue K and L Transport Yard in Millstreet,Cars, Bikes, Tractors, Tools,Bring and Buy,All things Vintage very welcome,Car/Tractor/Bike Auction will take place on the day,this is an ideal oppurtunity to sell a Vehicle if you are interested in doing so.

Hot Food and Drinks available

Gates open from 9am to 2pm

For Details Call Dan O’ Riordan on 087- 2452569

Death Notice: Ciss Kelleher (Née Looney), Cockhill

The death has occurred on Tuesday 9th April 2019 of Mary (Ciss) Kelleher (née Looney), Cockhill, Millstreet. Passed away, peacefully, in CUH surrounded by her loving family. Beloved wife of the late Billy and much loved mother of Liam, Anne (Brosnan) and Marie, dear sister of Kathleen (O Sullivan) and Jimmy (Looney), daughter in law Kathleen (O Connell), son in law Paul, her loving grandchildren Leanne, Kate, Bill, Elmarie, Ciara, Rachel, Patrick and Conor, sister in law Carmel (Dennehy), niece, nephews, relatives, neighbours and friends.

Lying in repose in Tarrant’s Funeral Home, Millstreet, on Wednesday evening from 6pm to 8pm, followed by removal to St Patrick’s Church, Millstreet. Requiem Mass on Thursday at 12 noon with burial afterwards in St Mary’s Cemetery. ‘May She Rest in Peace’. [rip]

“Radio Treasures” Visits Carriganima and Fr. James Shares Wonderful Reflection

Our 10pm feature tonight recalls the 2019 Parade for St. Patrick in Carriganima where we interview Fr. Anthony, Seán, Eily, Aindrias, Gobnait and Shane… and we’re delighted to feature second broadcast of Fr. James McSweeney’s Reflections on “Radio Treasures” – on Cork Music Station   Also in tonight’s “Radio Treasures”(9:30 -11:00) we include musings, music and songs galore.  And we chat about the many items illustrated below.   Click on the images to enlarge. Feel most welcome to make contact by logging into our “Seán Radley” Facebook chat page or by texting.  One may also email us on millstreetmuseum – Happy Listening! Click on the images to enlarge.   The following are brief captions to our selection of pictures below…More complete features to follow later: (S.R.)

  1.  Official Opening of “Capabu” at The Square on Thurs. 4th April 2019 (more complete feature later) CAtherine PAtrick BUicke – hence the name!
  2. Carriganima St. Patrick’s Parade 2019.
  3. Chef Supreme Kevin at the Wallis Arms Hotel.
  4. Rehearsing for Sunday’s Choral Concert in St. Patrick’s Church, Millstreet.
  5. Cobh on Tuesday morning (9th April 2019) viewing the arrival of just one of the 101 Liners visiting during this year.  This is the “Magellan”.
  6. The Millstreet Lottery Committee and Coworkers at the 25th AGM in the Wallis Arms Hotel on Sat. 6th April.
  7. The superbly successful Annual Coffee Day in aid of Marymount Hospice held on Wednesday, 3rd April at Millstreet Garda Station.
  8. Two images recalling last Saturday’s Tour of the most impressive Rescue Helicopter Centre in Rathcoole when Millstreet Vintage Club was invited.
  9. Three images where our focus is on the official launch of Sculptor Supreme, Denis O’Connor’s (with hat) magnificent Exhibition at Siamsa Tíre, Tralee on Saturday, 6th April entitled “Along the Western Shore” which continues until 3rd May.   Denis is son of the late Tess and Con O’Connor of Main Street, Millstreet.

Sliabh Luachra Cycling Club Notes

Well done to Denis O Connor, continuing his recent good form with a 5th place finish this weekend in the A3 race in Dungarvan coming with a late sprint and catching the leading breakaway group right at the death. SLCC had a strong adult representation in Dungarvan with Donie Kelleher, Johnny R O Sullivan, Richard Cleverly Anthony Tancred and Dan Murphy all competing well. SLCC had a number of Juveniles kicking off their racing career in Dungarvan with Nicholas Buckley, Ciaran Finnegan and Darragh Dennehy all experiencing the racing buzz for the first time and all competing well Our U14 Team raced well with Amy Fleming 2nd in the girls category while Sean Hurley, Aidan Morley and Dinny Murphy finishing well up in the group of the boys race. Ben Murphy made the podium in the U16 race finishing 3rd in the uphill sprint finish. Kate Murphy finished 3rd in the combined under 12 race All in all a very enjoyable day in Dungarvan with SLCC competitive across the full day. Denis O Connor and Dan Murphy’s recent form see them selected for a Munster Team in the Gorey 3 Day race over Easter. The juveniles head to Drogheda next weekend for the weekend long Ras Na Nog while the adults are in Blarney. Training for Juveniles interested in either leisure or competitive cycling continues every Saturday at 9 am

Well done to our club members who did the Ballyfinnane Charity Cycle in aid of Ballyfinnane National Schoole last Saturday.

There was a good turnout in sunny Barraduff for our club spin on Sunday morning.  Four groups set off at different paces and distances.

New members always welcome to both adult or juvenile sections of the club-learn to enjoy a great sport and gain some new friends. For further information contact 087-7023562 or the club Facebook page.

Eily’s Report – 9th April

Dia is Mhuire díobh go léir a chairde, and welcome, on this beautiful crisp Spring day, giving us all the chance to go about the things we want to do including the birds to build their nests.


The monthly meeting of the Community Council will be held at the Wallis Arms Hotel tonight starting at 8 o’clock sharp. All members please attend.


A very successful Coffee fundraiser in aid of many needy causes was held at our Garda Barracks last week. It was very well attended and there was a real friendly atmosphere as members welcomed all  those who came between 10.30 am to 2.30 pm in the afternoon to support it. This has become an annual event by now and is helping good causes as well. It creates a great bond between the Gardai members and the general public.


A highly successful equestrian event entitled the International Welcome Tour, has just finished it’s five day stint at the Green Glens and there’s lots more to look forward to in the months ahead. So keep in touch with their website and don’t miss the exciting events on this world stage on our doorstep.

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Death Notice: Bridie Carroll, Clonsilla

Bridie CARROLL (née Moyne), (Glenville, Clonsilla and formerly of Muff, Co. Donegal) – April 8, 2019 (peacefully), in the loving care of the staff at Belmont House Nursing Home, Stillorgan, beloved wife of the late Jerry (Millstreet, Co. Cork) and devoted mother to her loving children Margaret (Keane), Tim, Jerry and special daughter Julie, pre-deceased by her sister Margaret (Gormley) and brother Gerard; sadly missed by her loving family, sisters Rosemary, Cathleen (Mullan), Carmel (Keating) and Anne (Andrews), brothers Martin, Colm, Liam and Sean, her fifteen grandchildren, son-in-law Martin, daughters-in-law Shan and Linda, sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, nephews, nieces, her dear friend Eileen, relatives and friends. R.I.P. Reposing at her residence this (Tuesday) afternoon from 2 o’c. until 5 o’c. with removal this (Tuesday) evening to St. Brigid’s Church, Blanchardstown arriving at 6 o’c. Funeral tomorrow (Wednesday) morning after 10 o’c. Mass to Clonsilla Churchyard. Family flowers only please. Donations, if desired, to RESPECT, Navan Road, Dublin 7. [rip] [funeraltimes]

Death Notice: Jimmy Murphy, The Tanyard

The death has occurred on Friday 5th April 2019 of James (Jimmy) Murphy, No 12 Tanyard, Millstreet. Deeply regretted by his brother, sisters, brothers-in-law, sister-in-law, nieces, nephews, uncle, aunt and cousins. Lying in Repose in St Patrick’s Church, Millstreet on Tuesday evening from 6.30pm to 7.30pm. Requiem Mass on Wednesday at 12 noon burial afterwards in St Mary’s Cemetery. [rip]

Upcoming Community Meeting

IRD Duhallow is holding a community meeting to give people from the Millstreet, Aubane, Ballydaly and Derrinagree areas an opportunity to discuss their ideas and plans for their communities as well as hear of opportunities. The forthcoming Local and European Elections in May are an opportunity to lobby your public representatives for the services, infrastructure and resources required in your communities, when they come looking for your vote. The meeting will take place on 8th April at 8pm  in the Canon O’Donovan Centre, Millstreet will be attended by representatives of IRD Duhallow Board and Staff. /  029-60633 /

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Millstreet Vintage Club Autojumble on next Sunday April 14th

Millstreet Vintage Club Autojumble next Sunday April 14th,Venue K and L Transport Yard in Millstreet,Cars, Bikes, Tractors, Tools,Bring and Buy,All things Vintage very welcome,Car/Tractor/Bike Auction will take place on the day,this is an ideal oppurtunity to sell a Vehicle if you are interested in doing so.
For Details Call Dan O’ Riordan on 087- 2452569

Presentation by Lucey Transport Ltd. Drivers to Donal Barry on His Recent Retirement

Drivers of Millstreet Depot of Lucey Transport Ltd. assembled at the Macroom Road Centre on Saturday afternoon, 6th April 2019 to make a special presentation to the very popular Donal Barry of Boherbue on his recent retirement after 45 years of wonderfully dedicated service at Lucey Transport Ltd., Millstreet.   Following some very witty sincere speeches the group enjoyed refreshments at Café Aroma at Minor Row, Millstreet.  We, as well as the Organisers of this presentation, extend sincere congratulations to Donal and wish him many long years of happy and healthy retirement.   Click on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.)

Donal Barry (centre) accepts the presentation from Jerry Murphy (representing the Drivers of the Millstreet Depot of Lucey Transport Ltd.).
Pictured with Donal are some of the Organisers of the special presentation – from left: Daithí Collins, (Donal Barry,) Jerry Murphy and Nicholas Buckley.

Death Notice: Mary Gahan, Minor Row

The death has occurred of Mary Gahan, Minor Row, Millstreet. Retired N.S. teacher. Passed away peacefully at her residence, sadly missed by her cousins, friends and good neighbours.
Lying in repose in Tarrant’s Funeral Home, Millstreet, on Sunday evening from 6.30pm to 7.30pm. Reception into St Patrick’s Church, Millstreet, on Monday for 12 noon Mass, burial afterwards in Drishane Cemetery. May She Rest in Peace. [rip [read more …] “Death Notice: Mary Gahan, Minor Row”

Parish Newsletter – 7th April, 2019

Fifth Sunday of Lent – 7th April, 2019
Canon John Fitzgerald P.P.
Tel Nos. Millstreet 029-70043/Mobile 087-7752948
Email: <email> 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 and for those whose anniversaries occur around this time, and for those for whom masses will be offered during the week:

Millstreet Vigil 6.30 p.m. William O’Leary, Dromnahilla
Ballydaly 9.00 a.m. Joe Gaffney, Castletown, Co. Limerick
Cullen 10.15 a.m. Jackie & Julia Murphy, Coolikerane
Millstreet 11.30 a.m. Maureen & Martin Moran, Ballyvouskil

ANNIVERSARIES: Annie, David & Gerard Sheehan, Carrigacooleen; Dan Collins, Cockhill; Nonie Lehane, Tullig; Mary O’Donoghue, Aubane; Anthony & Sr. Margaret Manley, The Square; Dermot Twomey, The Bridge; Jimmy Cotter, Murphy’s Terrace; Michael, Paddy & Han O’Leary, Murphy’s Terrace & & Clara Road; Jeremiah, Nora & Miah Forde, Station Road; Timmy O’Connor, Dooneen; John Guerin, Ballydaly; Peggy O’Sullivan, Rathduane; Theresa & Anne Perdisatt, Dublin; Patricia O’Neill, Carrigaline & Tooreenbawn.  [read more …] “Parish Newsletter – 7th April, 2019”

Upcoming Musical Events 2019

Tadhg Murphy of Cork is the Presenter at The Music Room in Boherbue on this Thursday, 4th April 2019 at 8pm.   The next Millstreet Gramophone Circle takes place on Friday, 26th April at 8.15pm when we invite our audience to share one or two CDs of their favourite songs/music in “Listeners’ Choice”.   And our Bealtaine presentation takes place on Friday, 31st May at 8:15pm with Michael Drew of Boherbue sharing a wonderful programme of music and song.   Recently in Freemount a magnificent presentation was given by Mary Broderick and her sister, Clare Murphy.  We share images here of that very special event where a capacity audience was delighted with the splendid programme.  Click on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.) [read more …] “Upcoming Musical Events 2019”

Sincere Congratulations to Swimmer Supreme Conor Moynihan

Conor Moynihan had a really magnificent Swim Gala in South Africa last week…28-31 March 2019… with lots of PBs (personal bests) and medals.  Conor is grandson of Margaret & Michael Moynihan, Killarney Road, Millstreet.  We thank Conor’s Dad – Niall – for sharing this wonderful image of Swimmer Supreme Conor and for the update on such superb achievements in the World of Sport.   Click on the image to enlarge.  (S.R.)