Millstreet Library – Ireland Reads – YA Design a Library Card Competition

Ireland Reads Day is on Saturday 24th February. Ireland Reads is an initiative of the Government of Ireland to celebrate the joy of reading. It is funded by Healthy Ireland and supported by public libraries and many organisations that promote reading, literacy and the arts.  Take some time out and sit down for a read, for as long or as short a time as you can, and lose yourself in the adventure.  Reading has many benefits, it relaxes the body by lowering your heart rate and eases tension in your muscles.  Studies have even shown that reading boosts your mental health by reducing stress by up to 68%.

In conjunction with Ireland Read’s, Cork County Library and Arts Service are delighted to host a Young Adult (12 – 17 years) A Design a Library Card Competition.

The theme is ‘Get lost in a good book!’

The age group is 12-17 years old.

There will be one winner and they will receive a €75 book token and have their design printed on the new YA library card.

The closing date is Friday the 15th of March.

Please return your entry to any Cork County Library or alternatively you can email your entry to <email>

Eily’s Report – 20th February

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

Oh what a beautiful day can do, to see the brightness and the warmth of the sun, feel the springy mossy soil beneath your feet. Three fine days in a row were made all the more special when the weather forecast for them was for rain and more rain and wind and freezing cold.  All going to two local wedding held their breadth on Saturday with guests arriving fully supplied with rain wear and umbrellas. Both weddings had Cloghoula connections and their receptions were  held at two hotels in beautiful  Adare. Our Canon John endeared himself  to all present at the wedding of Martin Buckley and his lovely bride Lisa O’Driscoll, at her native church in Ballyhooly. His open and friendly manner did not go unnoticed. The Carriganima bus was made available to all those who needed a lift and the reception at Fitzgerald’s Woodlands Hotel in Adare was a joy to all.

The second wedding of the day with a Cloghoula connection was that of Richard Brown Kilcorney who teaches at Cloghoula National School, he  was joined in marriage to Marese Murphy. We wish all our newly weds many years of health and happiness.

[read more …] “Eily’s Report – 20th February”

Aubane Community Alert Crime Prevention Meeting happening this Tuesday Evening February 20th at 8.30pm in Aubane Community Centre

Aubane Community Alert Group will hold a Crime Prevention Meeting on this Tuesday Evening February 20th at 8.30pm in Aubane Community Centre, A Member of An Garda Siochána will be in attendance.

Everyone is very welcome to attend.


Antique Radios Being Kindly Donated

Anyone who may be interested in acquiring a wonderful free Antique Radio  – three of which (illustrated below) have been kindly donated – may contact us here on the Millstreet Website (086 825 0074) and we shall put them in contact with the generous person who asked us to share this information.  (S.R.)

John Galvin, Kanturk & Millstreet

The death has occurred of John (The Gol) Galvin,  Dr. Pat O’Callaghan Park, Kanturk, Co. Cork / Millstreet, Co. Cork.

On February 17, 2024 peacefully and unexpectedly at Marymount University Hospital and Hospice, John (formerly of Millstreet), loving father of Tom, Ger, Elaine (Kelleher) and Shaun, their mother Geraldine (née Lynch), brother of the late Mary Teresa, Marion and Jimmy

Deeply missed by his loving family, grandchildren Ruby, Jessica, Emily, Lily-Mae and Finn, sisters Margaret (Long), Geraldine (Kelleher), Norma (Moroney), Regina (Kelleher) and Majella (Godfrey), brother Tom, daughters-in-law Geraldine, Jennifer and Sheila, son-in-law Pádraig, uncle Christy Dunne, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

Ar dhéis Dé go raibh a anam dílis.

Reposing at Grace’s Funeral Home Kanturk (P51 WDX8) on Sunday from 5:30 pm until prayers at 7 pm. Reception into The Church of the Immaculate Conception, Kanturk on Monday for Requiem Mass at 2 pm, which can be viewed live. Funeral afterwards to St. Patrick’s Cemetery, Kanturk.

Family flowers only please, donations in lieu for Cancer Connect at Cancer Connect Donations

The Condolence link is HERE.

Millstreet Parish Newsletter – 18th February 2024



First Sunday in Lent

18th Feb. 2024

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: Matthew Healy, Watergrasshill; Helen Connolly, Celbridge, Co. Kildare.

Mass Intentions this Weekend:

Saturday 17th February:

Millstreet   6.15p.m.   Dr. Pat Casey, Tullig

Sunday 18th February:

Cullen 9.30a.m. Sheila Brennan (née Forde), England & Cullen (First Anniversary).

Millstreet 11.30a.m. Private Intention

ANNIVERSARIES:  Bridget Burke, Murphy’s Terrace; Danny, Eileen, Pat & Mary T. Buckley, Liscahane; Joe Buckley, Ballinatona; Patrick Dineen, Knocknagpogue; Jerome O’Riordan, Dromsicane; Timmy Regan, Nohovaldaly. 

Mass Intentions for NEXT WEEKEND:

Saturday 24th February:

Millstreet   6.15p.m.   Abina & Johnny Sheehan, Knockbrack;  Seanie Murphy, Cloghoulabeg.

Sunday 25th February:

Ballydaly 9.30a.m. Kathleen Moynihan, Ballydaly;  Michael & Breeda (Murphy) Trend, Plymouth & Ballydaly;  Anthony Murphy, London & Ballydaly.

Millstreet 11.30a.m. Conchubhar Ó hÉalaithe;  Pauline O’Riordan, Killowen;  Peter Roche, Drishanbeg;  Andrew Hickie, The Square & his parents John A. & Jenny.

 EXPOSITION OF THE BLESSED SACRAMENT in Millstreet Church every Tuesday from 10.30a.m. to 7.30p.m.

LEGION OF MARY on Tuesday nights at 7.30p.m. in the Parish Centre.

MILLSTREET ALTAR SOCIETY for 25th Feb & 3rd March:  Group A.

PASTORAL AREA PRIEST ON DUTY: Sunday 18th: Fr. Joe Tarrant (064) 7751104/ (086)3978642. Sun 25th: Fr. Kennelly (029)76151/ (087) 2401331.

DIOCESAN NOTICE: A reminder to parents/guardians of children preparing to receive the Sacrament of First Holy Communion this year of an online talk on this Wednesday night (21st Feb). Speaker on the night is Dr. Dan O’Connell of Mary Immaculate College, Limerick.  To register please go to  Your continued support in the preparation of your children is very important and greatly appreciated.

Rotas for next weekend 24th/25th February, 2024


Millstreet 6.15 p.m. Tim Linehan Group B
  11.30 a.m. Sr. Peter Group A
Ballydaly 9.30a.m. Dan O’Riordan Mary Guerin O’Leary

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

Mass on Monday (19th) for Bridget & James Burke, Murphy’s Terrace, and their daughters Breeda Hickey & Shiela (Judy) Doocey at 10.00a.m.

Mass on Tuesday (20th) for Dan Breen, Killarney Road at 10.00a.m.

Mass on Wednesday (21st) for People of the Parish at 10.00a.m.  

Mass on Thursday (22nd) for Private Intention at 10.00a.m.

Friday 23rd: Stations of the Cross at 7.00p.m. followed by Mass for Peg & Arthur O’Keeffe, Drishane Road at 7.30p.m.   [read more …] “Millstreet Parish Newsletter – 18th February 2024”

Dromtariffe Parish Consultation

Parish Consultation  – Dromtariffe Parish Hall, February 28th, 8pm.


Most people are aware by now of a serious shortage of ministering priests.  Kerry Diocese, like most other dioceses is suffering a death of priests, and many parishes are without a resident priest.  Sadly, this number is likely to increase.  The Bishops of Ireland have therefore, initiated a consultative process with both the clergy and the laity, in the hope of formulating ideas and means of enhancing the role of the church into the future.  Therefore, as in his recent pastoral, Bishop of Kerry, Ray Browne issued the following:


“I see the life of the 110 local church-communities as a valuable and valued resource for people now and into the future. In the light of fewer clergy, we need to explore how each local church-community can thrive with local leadership acting co-responsibly with the priests ministering to the parishes of the pastoral areas.  A church can still be the centre point for community life, even if there is no weekend Mass.  Think of your local church community in four ways; a social/friendship community, a caring compassionate community, a praying, worshipping and sacramental community and a community whose mission is to nourish and develop its faith, and hand it on the next generation”.


“Our first step in the process is consulting you, the people of the Parishes.  In February, there will be a gathering in each parish.  The invitation is open to all; what do you see as the strengths and weaknesses locally, and what are your thoughts on what might be done? In parallel with this, there will be a consultation for the clergy.  Our hope is that parishioners and deacons will take a structured leadership role in their pastoral areas, working in a co-responsible way with the priests of the pastoral area as well as priests from abroad.  This will allow priests to work across pastoral areas in a more sustainable manner.  We will keep people informed as the process progresses”.


A number of parishioners have been trained to facilitate our parish meeting which will take place in Dromtariffe Parish Hall on February 28th at 8pm.


Everybody is invited and welcome to attend, and we would particularly encourage those who are involved in any ministry or parish committee, to make a special effort to be present.


Sometimes, people shy away from such meetings because the worry about ‘getting a job’.  No need to worry in this case, all we need is your opinions and suggestions.


The meeting will consider the following:

    • Without the presence of a priest to lead and co-ordinate, what aspects of parish life could we, the laity, take responsibility for and organise ourselves?
    • Where do we see scope for co-operation with neighbouring parishes in our pastoral area?
    • Given what Bishop Ray has said about reducing numbers and increasing
    • age, what do you want to say to priests?


Ensuring Acceptable Appearance

Our website was recently contacted by a person who draws attention to the fact that tribute wreaths, flower pots and further items which are put in place on graves in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Millstreet are special symbols of remembrance.   However, according to this person, when beyond use such items have not been taken away but have instead been placed aside in the Cemetery.   This person suggests that the items be taken away by those who originally put them in place from the Cemetery Grounds when no longer necessary over the course of time.

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

Millstreet Vintage Club Cars and Coffee Event a great success last Sunday

The Dust has now settled on what was a great Event last Sunday in Rathmore with the running of Millstreet Vintage Clubs first Event for 2024 in our Cars and Coffee gathering in aid of Hollymount National School and without the help and co-operation of
Donagh Hickey Motors, Centra/ Applegreen Service Station
Rathmore Credit Union & Rathmore AstroTurf for the use of their Car Parks we would not have been able to Run what was a most successful opening Event for 2024,Aidan Dennehy and Millstreet Vintage Club thank you very much for the use of your grounds for Parking and for the Hospitality that was shown as well,with well over 100 Vehicles of all types making the Trip from both near and far and we would like to thank you all for your participation and we hope you Enjoyed it and to the General Public that came out to support and have a look we thank you very much and hope you had a good day out,to all the Helpers doing Parking/Traffic Management and looking after Entries and Sign On we thank each and everyone of you for your help,to the Media for covering the Event and to all the Photographers who attended on the day thank you very much for your support,it is all very much appreciated,until next time thanks again from Aidan Dennehy.

Pictures by Sammy Murphy and Daniel Lane.


“Radio Treasures” Tonight Features Rathmore & Aubane

On this Tuesday – 13th Feb. 2024 … preceded by “Jimmy Reidy & Friends” with a wonderful programme (no. 83) from the  splendid Archival Series where the focus is on Kilgarvan  at 8pm (the repeat of which one may hear after the Maureen Henry Show on Sunday night at 11pm) we invite you to also tune into “Radio Treasures” this Tuesday from 9.15 to 11.30pm on Cork Music Station.  Tonight we feature Vintage Event at Rathmore 9.30pm and Special Tribute in Aubane to Linda Desmond, Boxing Champion Supreme at 10.00pm.   Lots more of our regular items also.   Feel very welcome to contact the live programme by emailing corkmusicstation or texting 086 825 0074 – One may also WhatsApp that number.   Tap on the images below to enlarge.  (S.R.)

Eily’s Report – 13th February

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

Greetings dear friends, sorry for my absence last week when my dear sister-in-Law Jo (Joanne) Corkery went to her eternal rest. Many thanks to all who supported us in our grief. Your attentions were much appreciated. 77 is not old by today’s standards and we will miss her. She was part of our family since she and my brother Ted came from London to live in Rathmore, in the 90’s, where they  found great happiness among the friendly community there. After Ted’s passing sixteen years ago she continued  to live a full life. She endeared herself to many as a care worker and she took part in local fundraising events etc, many of which involved long walks which she so enjoyed accompanied by others of similar pursuits. She joined us on holidays over the years and when her health began to weaken.  Both members of my own family and her near neighbours in Shinnagh stepped in to help until it was evident that she could no longer live by herself in her own beautiful home . For the next three years while still being regularly  visited by family and friends  and taken to the CUH for treatment by them she got the royal treatment at the Care Home in Killarney, where she gently passed away on the day that God called her giving her two sons time to arrive from London at the closing  minutes.

[read more …] “Eily’s Report – 13th February”

Matthew James Healy, Watergrasshill & Ballygunner

The death has occurred of Matthew James Healy, Watergrasshill, Co. Cork / Ballygunner, Co. Waterford.

Matthew James Healy of Watergrasshill, Cork and Ballygunner, Waterford died on the 9th of February 2024 unexpectedly, aged 6 years. Sadly missed by his heartbroken Dad James, grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins and extended family, neighbours and friends.

Fly with the angels”

Reposing at his home in Watergrasshill, Cork,Eircode T56Y270, on Monday, the 12th of February 2024 from 5 pm to 8 pm and Tuesday the 13th of February 2024 from 5 pm to 8 pm. Requiem Mass will be held in the Church of the Immaculate Conception, Watergrasshill Eircode T56H320 on Wednesday, the 14th of February 2024, at 12:00pm, followed by a private service in The Island Crematorium Ringaskiddy.

Family flowers only. Donations, if desired, can be made to Make a Wish Foundation

Messages of sympathy can be conveyed in the condolence section.