Parish Newsletter – St. Patrick’s Day – 17th March 2019

PARISH NEWSLETTER
BALLYDALY-CULLEN-MILLSTREET
Second Sunday of Lent & St. Patrick’s Day
17th March, 2019
Canon John Fitzgerald P.P.
Tel Nos. Millstreet 029-70043/Mobile 087-7752948
Email: <email> 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 Cotter, Old Coach Avenue; Mary Halliden, Rathcoole

MASS INTENTIONS THIS WEEKEND:
Millstreet Vigil 6.30 p.m. Niall Kelleher, Station Road
Ballydaly 9.00 a.m. Mary Moynihan, Rathduane
Cullen 10.15 a.m. George & Kathleen Forde, Lislehane & Willie Joe & Danny Forde, Mologhroe
Millstreet 11.30 a.m. The present & past members of Millstreet Pipe Band

ANNIVERSARIES: Mary Kelleher, Minor Row; John Joe Tangney, Main Street; John & Mary Ellen Radley, The Square; Margaret Healy, Murphy’s Terrace; Daniel Murphy, Murphy’s Terrace; Nora Creedon, West End; Christy Fitzgerald, Macroom Road; Nora Coffey, Macroom Road; Noreen Kelleher, Kilmeedy Lower; Ned & Nora Buckley, Mill Lane & Knocknakilla; Breda Buckley, Coolnaguillagh; Andrew Lynch, Ballydaly; Michael Mahony, Ballydaly & Millstreet; Ellen Cahill; Abby McCarthy, Minor Row & Cork; Harry Dimmock, London &Aubane.   [read more …] “Parish Newsletter – St. Patrick’s Day – 17th March 2019”

TechWorks Festival at Green Glens Attracts Huge Young Audience

It’s rare to see double decker buses in Millstreet but on Sat. 16th March 2019 a number of them were part of the transport bringing huge numbers of enthusiastic young people to Green Glens for the annual TechWorks Festival.  Participants travelled from many parts of Ireland and some came from the UK also.  The event commences shortly after midday and ended at midnight.   The occasion was very well coordinated and security was most professional.   Such was the volume of the modern music that it echoed beyond Green Glens.   Clearly it was a happy and enjoyable occasion for the great number of participants.  We thank Thomas, Pat and Muireann and the TechWorks organisers for permitting us to share images from the very colourful event.  Click on the pictures (almost 40) to enlarge.  (S.R.) [read more …] “TechWorks Festival at Green Glens Attracts Huge Young Audience”

Millstreet CCÉ Play at St. Patrick’s Eve Mass

Maintaining a wonderful tradition at St. Patrick’s Church in Millstreet – Members of Millstreet CCÉ played a number of superb traditional airs at Mass on the Eve of St. Patrick’s Day 2019.   The blessed shamrock was placed near the altar.  Celebrant was Canon John Fitzgerald, P.P..   Beannachtaí na Féile Pádraig oraibh go léir – The Blessings of St. Patrick to All.  Click on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.) [read more …] “Millstreet CCÉ Play at St. Patrick’s Eve Mass”

Carriganima St. Patrick’s Parade on Monday 18th March at 3pm

Last year’s Carriganima Parade took place in snowy conditions as illustrated in our 2018 images.  It was Fr. Anthony Wickham who was Grand Marshal of the ever popular Parade.  Shane McCarthy of Carriganima very kindly assisted us in video recording the wonderful event.   This year’s Parade takes place on this Monday at 3pm.  Everyone is very welcome.  As always a mighty atmosphere at The Pub follows where many assemble.  Seán Murphy, Coordinator supereme, will as usual act as MC on the day during which his commentary of the Parade is always both witty, humorous and informative.  And Seán has just informed us that this year’s Grand Marshal will be the very same Fr. Anthony Wickham.   Click on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.) [read more …] “Carriganima St. Patrick’s Parade on Monday 18th March at 3pm”

Death Notice: Mary Halliden, Rathcoole

Halliden (Rathcoole) On March 14th.2019 Peacefully at home in the presence of her loving family, Mary (née Twomey, Banteer) beloved wife of the late Darby and dear mother of Pat, Ellen (Dunne), Eilish (O’Leary), Marian (Kelleher), Joan (Sheahan), Angela (Linehan) and the late baby Grace, sister of Connie and the late Michael. Deeply regretted and sadly missed by her loving family, sons-in-law Michael, Richard, Dan, John and John, her adored 17 grandchildren, nephews-in-law Monsignor Dan and Pat O’Connor, carers Helen and Margaret, neighbours, relatives and friends.

Reposing at McCarthy’s Funeral Home, Banteer. Rosary on Saturday evening at 8 o’clock. Reposing Sunday evening from 6 o’clock followed by removal at 8 o’clock to St. John’s Church, Dromagh. Funeral Mass on Monday at 12 noon followed by burial in Kilcorney Old Cemetery. May she rest in peace. [rip]

Looking for a Photo from The Clonbanin Commemoration 1971

Ciara sent us the below message, can anyone help her in her search?

Hi, I’m trying to find anyone who might have a photo of the 1971 commemoration of the Clonbanin Ambush. My grandfather took part and my Dad remembers a photo was taken of the surviving IRA men including my grandfather. I’ve searched online newspaper archives but haven’t found anything.
Thank you. Ciara

Read more about the Clonbanin Ambush

Reen’s Life Pharmacy Presents Sports Bibs & First Aid Kit to Millstreet Juvenile Club

Members of Millstreet and Duarigle Gaels Juvenile Club were delighted to receive a new set of Sports Bibs as well as a Full First Aid Kit from Mairéad Reen of Reens Life Pharmacy Millstreet. Our picture was taken at Millstreet Astroturf on Thursday, 14th March 2019. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)

“Radio Treasures” Tonight from 9:30 to 11:00 Features our Visit to Belgium

On Cork Music Station   this Tuesday (12th March 2019) we feature our usual mixture of music, musings and chat.  Our European Parliament special programme also begins tonight and the many images below help to illustrate our visit to Belgium in Feb. 2019 and includes interviews with Seán Kelly, MEP and Tour Coordinator Bernie Carroll from Limerick.  Happy Listening!  Click on the images to enlarge.   (S.R.) [read more …] ““Radio Treasures” Tonight from 9:30 to 11:00 Features our Visit to Belgium”

Fitness Class coming to Aubane Community Centre on this Thursday March 14th

Fitness Class coming to Aubane

Fitness/Exercise class with Fitness Instructor Kyrle starting in Aubane Community Centre on this Thursday 14th March for five weeks.It will finish on Thursday 11 April. Start Time 8.00pm – 9.00pm.

Payment of €40.00 on first night. Class open to Male & Female.

Please bring a towel,wear runners,bottle of water and exercise mat.

All welcome.

For futher Details contact John F Kelleher 086 1942161 or Noreen Kelleher 087 9486673

Eily’s Report 12th March

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

Storm Gareth is venting its feeling on the world outside as I sit to write my weekly account of local happenings.  So far the weekend  weather has seen wild winds, heavy sleety downpours and the thunder and lightening  left many without power. So the yellow warning still exits and it would be advisable to heed its message. But there’s always hope and the sight on our web today of a mother sheep and her two woolly lambs enjoying new life in Carriganima would give rise to anybodies spirits. Buíochas le Dia.

 

The people of Rathmore were lucky with the weather on Sunday when they went ahead at 1.30 with their St. Patrick’s Day Parade. We will be asking for clemency in the weather also on Sunday next when its our turn to pull out all the stops in honour of our Patron Saint Patrick himself. The organising committee are working hard on their preparations but it takes  every man, woman and child to give the annual event the support that it deserves.

[read more …] “Eily’s Report 12th March”

Death Notice: Kathleen Cotter, Liscahane

The death has occurred on Monday 11th March 2019 of Kathleen Cotter, late of Coolagh, Newmarket, and 1 Old Coach Avenue, Liscahane, Millstreet. Passed away peacefully at home in the presence of her loving family, wife of the late Dan Joe and mother of the late infant son Daniel. Deeply regretted by her daughters, Mary O’Sullivan (Barradubh, Killarney), Catherine Fitzegerald (Killarney), Eileen Lyons (Millstreet), Margaret O’Callaghan (Millstreet), son David Cotter (Banteer), grandchildren Peter, David, Patrick, Aoife, Emma, Jennifer, Amy, Sophie, Louise and Steven, sister Joanie Drumm (Newmarket), sons-in-law, daughter-in-law, nephews, nieces, relatives, neighbours and friends.

Reposing in Tarrants Funeral Home, Millstreet on Wednesday evening from 6pm to 8pm. Reception into St. Patrick’s Church, Millstreet on Thursday for 12 noon Mass, burial afterwards in St. Mary’s Cemetery. [rip]

Launch of Millstreet Credit Union History Booklet 1968-2016

On Monday night (11th March 2019) the very impressive Booklet outlining the History of Millstreet Credit Union 1968 to 2016 was officially launched at Credit Union H.Q. in The Square, Millstreet.  Here we share three images from the historic occasion.  Click on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.)

Wonderful Gathering for Unveiling of John & Lena Plaque in Millstreet Town Park

It was John O’Keeffe’s niece – Peg O’Keeffe of Drishane Road, Millstreet – who this Monday morning (11th March 2019) officially unveiled the very impressive plaque at the Bridge in Millstreet Town Park in the presence of a wonderful cross section of local people and visitors including relatives from Mitchelstown of the late Lena.   Members of Millstreet Tidy Towns and Members of Millstreet Town Park were also present.   Chairman of Millstreet Town Park Committee – Denis Twomey – delivered a superb speech acknowledging the amazing contribution both John and the late Lena made to Millstreet over several years.   Denis Hickey and his Team had the ground and plaque placement splendidly prepared.   Here we share some 18 images illustrating what a very special occasion it was – blessed, thankfully, by perfect weather conditions.   Click on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.)

Peg O’Keeffe unveils the special plaque.
Denis Twomey and Denis Hickey applaud Peg having officially unveiled the plaque.
Belle Brosnan (with her Grandmother) points to the new plaque. Belle’s Grandfather, the late Neily O’Leary, devoted lots of dedicated time to the care of the Town Park and Millstreet environs.
Áine Collins was among those who were instrumental in accessing funding for Millstreet Town Park and hugely respected the inspirational efforts of John and Lena.

And we share a further 13 images from this morning’s historic occasion. [read more …] “Wonderful Gathering for Unveiling of John & Lena Plaque in Millstreet Town Park”

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

PARISH NEWSLETTER
BALLYDALY-CULLEN-MILLSTREET
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
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: Vivienne Murphy, Tanyard Wood; Phyliss Robinson (nee Conway), Millstreet & London.

MASS INTENTIONS THIS WEEK-END:
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.