Wonderfully Colourful Rathmore’s St. Patrick’s Parade on Sunday

One of the many excellent participating groups in the Parade – This is Shrone N.S. with a superb presentation – one of the winning entries in fact on Sunday 10th March 2019.
The Millstreet Parade Judges arrive.
Pictured on the Parade Reviewing Stand in Rathmore.  Click in the images to enlarge.  (S.R.)  Many more pictures of the Parade to follow later in the week.

Pictorial News – Monday 11th March 2019

Our Pictorial News feature today places focus on the past weekend where we share a selection of images from a busy agenda.  Click on the pictures to enlarge.  (S.R.)

Mary and Michael Burke of “Crystal Swing” celebrate their 30th Wedding Anniversary in Lisgoold Community Centre on Sat. night pictured here also with son Derek and daughter Dervla.
Seán Murphy and I joined the uplifting occasion while Patrick and Conor O’Sullivan provided the superb music.

On Sunday a magnificent Afternoon Dance to the wonderful music of Peter Lane took place in Aubane Community Centre.
As always a truly royal welcome was extended to All in Aubane with delicious refreshments enjoyed by All.

We thank Paddy for this interesting notice.
A special note of thanks from Greg at Herlihy’s Centra regarding the recent Pancake Tuesday fundraising event for “Penny Dinners”.

Parish Newsletter – 10th March, 2019

First Sunday of Lent – 10th March, 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:

RECENT DEATHS: Vivienne Murphy, Tanyard Wood; Phyliss Robinson (nee Conway), Millstreet & London.

Millstreet Vigil 6.30 p.m. James & Nellie Corcoran, Dooneen
Ballydaly 9.00 a.m. Michael & Theresa Herlihy, Cahirbarnagh
Cullen 10.15 a.m. Members of Cullen Pipe Band
Millstreet 11.30 a.m. Mary Jo & Billy Murphy, Coole

ANNIVERSARIES: Fr. Donal O’Hare, Cloghoulamore; Seamus McCarthy, Carrigacooleen; Chris Kiely, Liscahane; Dan O’Mahony, Murphy’s Terrace; Denis, Theresa & Betsy Manley, The Square; Joe Garvey, Killarney Road; Kathy Twohig, Aunagloor; John O’Sullivan, Coolinarne; Kate Murphy, Flintfield; Maureen O’Keeffe, Ahane; Denis Vaughan, Newmarket; Frank Keane, Knocknagree; John & Margaret Moylan, Sally’s Cross.  [read more …] “Parish Newsletter – 10th March, 2019”

Afternoon Tea Dance in Aubane Community Centre on Tommorrow Sunday March 10th

Afternoon Tea Dance in Aubane Community Centre on Sunday March 10th with Music by Peter Lane

Dancing from 3.00pm to 5.30 pm Admission 5 Euro

Raffle on the Day

Proceeds are in Aid of Aubane Community Centre

Everybody Welcome.

Unveiling of Special Plaque at Town Park Bridge on Monday

Everyone is welcome to the unveiling of a special plaque at the Bridge in Millstreet Town Park on Monday, 11th March 2019 at 10:30 a.m..  The Plaque is dedicated to John O’Keeffe and the late Lena O’Keeffe in recognition of their magnificent contribution to Millstreet Tidy Towns Association and to Millstreet Town Park over many years.  Our picture shows John and Lena photographed in 2006.  Click on the image to enlarge.  (S.R.)

John & Lena O’Keeffe pictured at West End, Millstreet on 18th July 2006.


Superb “Music Room” Presentation at Boherbue

A capacity audience enjoyed a truly magnificent presentation by Eilín Kiely at Boherbue’s “Music Room” on Thursday, 7th March 2019.  Click on the images below to enlarge.  (S.R.)

Eilín Kiely (holding record) and some of the many people who attended the excellent presentation.
Michael Cronin (Boherbue) officially expressing thanks to Eilín.
One of the many attractive prizes for the Draw.

World Book Day 2019 Celebrated at Library

Today (7th March 2019) is World Book Day in Ireland.  Millstreet Librarian – Grace Tangney – shares the following background to our pictures.  (S.R.)

“Millstreet Library was delighted to welcome the boys and girls from 1st Class Presentation National School to meet renowned Irish author/illustrator Derek Mulveen and enjoy a special storytime reading of his  book “Oisín the Brave, Robot Island”  an adventure story that takes Oisín and Órane the Dragon to three islands on a quest to find a GOLDEN KEY and save Robot Island….before time runs out.”   Click on the images to enlarge.

From left: Librarian Grace Tangney, Author Derek Mulveen and Cork Co. Council Arts Officer Sinéad Donnelly.

“Music Room” Boherbue Presentation on Thursday 7th March at 8pm

Eilín Kiely of Millstreet is the Presenter of this month’s “Music Room” programme at Pearse Memorial Hall in Boherbue this Thursday, 7th March 2019 at 8:00pm.  All are very welcome.   And Millstreet Gramophone Circle takes place on Friday, 15th March in Millstreet Day Care Centre at 8:00pm where our Presenter will be Margaret Moynihan of Killarney Road, Millstreet.  Everyone is very welcome.  (S.R.)

Pictured at Millstreet Gramophone Circle‘s presentation by Dermot Kiely (centre) on Friday, 15th Feb. 2019.  A capacity audience truly enjoyed the excellent programme by Dermot.  Click on the image to enlarge.

Millstreet Vintage Club Johnny Hickey Memorial Spring Car Run on Sunday March 24th

Millstreet Vintage Club Johnny Hickey Memorial Spring Car Run on Sunday March 24th next,Johnny was a Founding Member and former Chairman of Millstreet Vintage Club and a highly Respected Person both in the Club and beyond so its a pleasure for Millstreet Vintage Club to be holding the Inaugural Johnny Hickey Run,a Nice Scenic Route has been laid on with Sign on at the Wallis Arms Hotel from 10.30 am and take off at 12 Noon,Johnny Hickey Memorial Cup up for grabs for Best Car on the day,we will be returning back to Millstreet for the conclusion of the Run with Dinner at the Wallis Arms Hotel,for more details Call Bernard on 087 7924406,Willie on 087 2229874 or Denis on 087 2033350.

Aubane Social Club Upcoming Events

Aubane Social Club Upcoming Events

Afternoon Tea Dance Sunday 10th March 3-5.30 pm. Music by Peter Lane at Aubane Community Center

Fitness Class in Aubane Community Centre on Thursday 14th March for five weeks concluding on Thursday 11 April. Start Time 8.00pm – 9.00pm. Payment of €40.00 on first night,futher details contact John F Kelleher 086 1942161 or Noreen Kelleher 087 9486673

Good Friday Table Quiz on Friday 19 April at 8.30 pm. Table of Four People  40 Euro. Under 18s Half Price. National School and Secondary School children welcome. Raffle on the Night

Easter Egg Hunt for kids on Saturday 20th April on the grounds of Aubane Community Center.
– more details to follow

Family Fun Day in July.- more details later


Eily’s Report 5th March

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

The mini blizzard of snow caught us all unawares on Sunday. Going from 14 degrees on Saturday to zero next day was a shock to the system to say the least.

This is Shrove Tuesday. Pancake day and our last chance to pamper ourselves before giving up something for Lent which starts tomorrow March 6th and ends on Easter Sunday April 22nd. Tomorrow Is Ash Wednesday and Holy Ashes will be distributed  at 10 am Mass and again at 7.30 pm Mass. Just to remind us that we are made of dust and into dust we shall return.

[read more …] “Eily’s Report 5th March”

“Radio Treasures” Returns this Tuesday from 9:30 to 11:00pm

On Cork Music Station   this Tuesday (5th March 2019) we return with our usual mixture of music, musings and chat.  Our European Parliament special programme has been deferred until next week (12th March) but to whet the appetite we shall feature an interview with Seán Kelly, MEP on this Tues. (5th March) broadcast at 10pm.  Happy Listening! (S.R.)

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

We thank Presenter, John Greene for advance information regarding this evening’s programme – Sunday, 3rd March 2019.  (S.R.)

This week’s edition of ‘Where the road takes me’, brings us to Gurranabraher, on the Northside of Cork City. 

Accompamied by family and friends, John Greene pays tribute to John O’Shea, who was affectionately known as ‘The Singing Fireman’.

John who spent the first five years of his life in Ballymacthomas close to the Bells of Shandon, later moved to what was known as ‘The Red City’ in Gurranabraher.  He passed away in February of last year at the age of eighty five.

 Working initially  as a farm hand for the famous Fr. O’Flynn, or ‘Flynnie’ as he was known as,  John later pursued a full time career as a fireman.

But it was his work on stage as a singer and story-teller, that brought him notoriety all over the City and County. 

Jimmy Crowley, Sean Ó Sé, John White and John O’Shea’s son Tony, join us on the first of a two part programme.  [read more …] ““Where the Road Takes Me” This Sunday at 7pm on C103″

Death Notice, Vivienne Murphy, Tanyard Wood

The death has occurred of Vivienne Murphy, 4 Sycamore Drive, Tanyard Wood, Millstreet. Cherished daughter of Dermot and Lilly, loving and much loved sister of Caroline and Steven, passed away on Friday 1st March 2019 in the exceptional care of the wonderful staff in Temple Street Children’s University Hospital. Sadly missed by her heartbroken family, grandmother Bridie, aunts, uncles, cousins, school staff, pupils and many friends.
Reposing in the family home on Monday from 5pm to 7.30pm. Requiem Mass on Tuesday at 12 noon in St Patrick’s Church, Millstreet, burial afterwards in St Mary’s Cemetery, Millstreet. Donations if desired to Temple Street Children’s Hospital. “Sleep in Heavenly Peace”. [RIP]

Parish Newsletter – 3rd March, 2019

Eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time – 3rd March, 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:

RECENT DEATHS: Jerry Horgan, Ballydaly; Connie O’Mahony, Main Street, Millstreet; Vivienne Murphy, Tanyard Wood.

Millstreet Vigil 6.30 p.m. Julia, Denny & Jerry Kelleher, Cahirdowney
Ballydaly 9.00 a.m. John Anthony Murphy, Ballydaly & London
Cullen 10.15 a.m. Frank O’Leary, Lissaniska
Millstreet 11.30 a.m. Jerome Kelleher, Mallow

ANNIVERSARIES: Sr. Barbara Davis, Tanyard; Meta Horton, Drishane Road; Jerry Corkery, Coomlogane; Daniel & the deceased members of the Daly Family, The Bridge; Dolly Barrett, Main Street; Margaret, William & deceased members of the Radley Family, Minor Row; Denis Dennehy, Pound Hill; Daniel & Hannah Barrett, Carrigacooleen; Jer & Hannie Kelleher, Toorenbawn; Madge Kelleher, Aubane; Nevaeh Keane, Coolikerane; Paddy O’Sullivan, Cahirbarnagh; Dan Joe & Donie Dineen, Cahirbarnagh; Estie Cashman & her daughters Kathleen & Michelle, Tullig & London; Theresa O’Sullivan, Grenagh; Mary McLoughlin, Killarney & Carrigacooleen; Nora O’Sullivan, Dooradoyle; Mary Anne & Jackie Murphy, Laharn East.  [read more …] “Parish Newsletter – 3rd March, 2019”

Alan Curating the Irish Farmers Twitter Page this week

This week, dairy farmer Alan Burton from Minehill is curating the Irish Farmers twitter page (@IrelandsFarmers from Feb 25th to March 3rd), where a different farmer curates every week. He is adding lots with lots of photos, videos, and stories of daily life on a dairy farm. Check it out!

[read more …] “Alan Curating the Irish Farmers Twitter Page this week”

Death Notice: Corneilius O Mahony, The Bridge

The death has occurred on Wednesday 27th February 2019 of Corneilius O Mahony, The Bridge, Millstreet, Cork. Passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family. Deeply regretted by his wife Mary his children Donie, Michael, Catherine and Bridget, his brother Donie, sister Margaret, sister’s in law, Sr Winnie and Geraldine, brother’s in law, Mick and Paddy, son’s in law Alan and Philip, daughter’s in law Carole and Denise and his ten grandchildren Callum, Eanna, Aoileann, Caoimhe, Stephen, Ryan, Abbey, Lily, Con and Michael, niece Catherine and nephew Jeremy, relatives, neighbours and friend’s. Reposing at his residence on Friday evening from 5.30pm to 7.30pm followed by removal to St Paticks Church, Millstreet. Requiem Mass on Saturday at 12 noon burial afterwards in the adjoining cemetery. [RIP]

Death Notice: Jerry Horgan, Ballydaly

The death has occurred of Jerry Horgan, Ballydaly, Millstreet, Co. Cork. Passed away, peacefully on Tuesday 26th February 2019, at his residence, in the presence of his loving family. Beloved husband of the late Peggie (nee Barry) and dear father of Bridie (O’Connor, Castleisland), Dan, John and Mairead (O’Sullivan, Dromagh). Deeply regretted by his loving family, brothers Dan Joe (New York) and the late Mike, sons-in-law Jimmy and John Paul, daughter-in-law Helen, aunt Bridie (Horan), grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nephew Sean, cousins, relatives, neighbours and friends.
Lying in Repose at Tarrants Funeral Home, Millstreet on Thursday evening from 5.30pm to 7.30pm followed by removal to Our Lady of Lourdes Church, Ballydaly. Requiem Mass on Friday at 12 noon, burial afterwards in St Mary’s Cemetery, Millstreet. [RIP]