“Lunchtime Favourites” After Mass on CMS Sunday 5th July 2020 Until 1.15pm

We invite you to submit your Requests for our weekly Music Request Show “Lunchtime Favourites” (Sunday, 5th July 2020) on Cork Music Station which is broadcast directly after the celebration of 11:30 am Mass from 12:15pm until 13:15.   Just email your requests anytime to corkmusicstation @gmail.com or text/WhatsApp to 086 825 0074.   Our focus this Sunday will include the wonderfully uplifting songs and tunes hugely popular in the era of Carnivals in Millstreet in the 1950s and 1960s.    Sure to evoke some great memories.    And we have a final update on the very successful Bumbleance Project.   Happy Listening!  (S.R.)

Live broadcast of “Lunchtime Favourites” from our Millstreet Studio.
Sincere thanks to Photographer/Correspondent Supreme John Tarrant for this uplifting promotion in a recent “Corkman” of our weekly Sunday and Tuesday programmes on Cork Music Station. (S.R.)

Religious Broadcasts on Cork Music Station to Continue

For the next fortnight we shall be broadcasting live the celebration of Mass at St. Patrick’s Church, Millstreet as we have been doing since the beginning of the onset of COVID-19 with its many restrictions.   Our week-day daily broadcasts will continue for the next fortnight and will then end as more people are gradually being permitted to attend Church for the celebration of Mass.   However, our broadcast of 11.30 a.m. Sunday Mass will continue until full congregations are permitted to attend Mass in Church.   And our “Lunchtime Favourites” following Mass until 1.15pm will also continue on Cork Music Station.   We thank the very many Listeners worldwide who have been tuning into our Religious Broadcasts and who have been sending such uplifting kind comments.  If you wish to make contact with our Radio Station just email corkmusicstation@ gmail.com.

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

We thank Presenter John Greene for advance information regarding his programme this Sunday, 5th July 2020 at 7pm on C103.  (S.R.)

The life, times and songs of Country Music star Margo and songwriter Johnny Duhan, currently feature on ‘Where the road takes me’, in a series entitled ‘The Singer & the Songwriter’

On this week’s programme, John Greene concludes the story of Margo….

This week we hear about her battle with alcohol, as she strives to come to terms with a cancelled wedding, a horrific car crash and the weight of a promise made to her father before he died. 

But the good times outweigh the bad as she sings with Johnny Cash and Glen Cambell, tours with Hank Locklin and in Dolly Parton discovers a friend when she needs one.

There’s also a few family facts to be set straight as well, including a supposed falling out with Daniel that never happened.  [read more …] ““Where the Road Takes Me” at 7pm Sunday on C103″

Phase 3 of the Roadmap for Reopening Society and Business

Phase 3 of the Roadmap for Reopening Society and Business

Ireland is now in Phase 3 of the Roadmap for Reopening Society and Business, which began on Monday 29th June. You can view the measures that form part of Phase 3 here.


Stay Safe Guidelines

As our country is reopened, keeping up protective behaviours is as important as ever to prevent the spread of infection. The recently developed Stay Safe Guidelines have been published here in a booklet which is available in English and Irish.

There are a number of hard copies of the booklet available. If you would like to receive a hard copy, or a number of copies for your organisation, please email us at <email>.


COVID Tracker App Data Protection information

The Data Protection Impact Assessment, the source code, the Product Explainer for the COVID Tracker App, and a series of app design and development reports are available here on the HSE website.  The app itself is due to be available shortly.

[read more …] “Phase 3 of the Roadmap for Reopening Society and Business”

As Congregations return to Church this week

A few words from the Bishop on the current situation in relation to return to Mass.

As Congregations return to Church this week,

please return slowly and be understanding.


A warm welcome to all those who join us for Holy Mass this first week and weekend. It is a joy to have the return of congregations. The delight of so many, is an indicator that it is vital to nourish the spirit and the soul, as well as the body. We do not face the world on our own, God is there with us.

There is upset and disappointment that large churches are restricted to a congregation of 50 people. The hope is that before the end of the month this will change to 100, in churches where social distancing can be maintained. If only 50 can be present, then let that fifty pray and offer Mass on behalf of the whole parish community.

The 50 persons limit for indoor gatherings does bring home to us, the fact that we must take personal and communal responsibility to follow Public Health Guidelines. This is a vital realisation. We owe it to all the front-line workers who have been so brave and selfless. Only thus, can we hope to keep the virus suppressed in our communities.

Because of the restriction to 50, we ask people to be understanding and, if possible, to come to Mass in church during the weekdays rather than on these first few weekends. Let a weekday Mass be your Sunday worship, at least for the next few weeks.

Our Lady, health of the sick, pray for us.


+ Ray Browne

Diocese of Kerry

1st July 2020


Millstreet Pitch & Putt Club

The first competition of the year will be a scratch matchplay competition open to all adult members (ladies and gents). Please note that that this is a scratch matchplay competition where one player plays another and no handicaps apply All Covid-19 restrictions apply.
The draw will take place on Sunday 5th July at 6 p.m. Entry fee is €3. If interested please text your name to 086 8510423 to be included in the draw.   We thank Pat Breen for this notice.  (S.R.)

RUN from Malin Head to Mizen Head….600+ km

On June 29th 2020, Corkman Barry Sheehan started the challenge to RUN from Malin Head to Mizen Head….600+ km in one week to raise funds for Cappagh Kids.

He is running the equivalent of two marathons per day and will be passing through Millstreet either tomorrow or Saturday.  It will be nice if we could give him a bit of support or even run some of the way with him.

If you are interested you can follow his progress  on the Malin2Mizen for Cappagh Kids Facebook page. 


To donate: https://gf.me/u/yaadza

10 peaks hike in aid of Alone Ireland

I am hiking 10 peaks in 2 weeks in aid of Alone Ireland, a charity that provides some wonderful support and services to the elderly of Ireland; a cohort of our population that has been particularly impacted by Covid 19.

The last of the 10 hikes will be Claragh Mountain in my homeplace of Millstreet and I would love to ask people if they are interested to support. They are welcome to come along to participate and/or donate.

Anna O’Sullivan, daughter of James O’Sullivan, Killarney Rd, Claragh

My number is 086 6695436 if anyone has any questions or would like to come along, just let me know.

Click here to help Anna raise money to support Alone


6th Class graduation from Kilcorney N.S.

Congratulations to our wonderful 6th Class who graduated from Kilcorney N.S. last Friday!
We were delighted to see them and their families at home with a socially distanced drive by! 🚘 We would like to thank Hullaballoons for all their help with the balloons and milseáin! 🍭 🎈
Congratulations and best of luck Ella, Katie, Muireann, Niamh, Noah and Patrick! 🌟
Kilcorney N.S.

Click here for more of the wonderful occasion. 


“Radio Treasures” Tonight Features Interview with Eileen Cronin

Tonight on “Radio Treasures” broadcast on Cork Music Station 9:30 to 11:00pm we feature our regular items with a splendid blend of uplifting songs and music as well as interesting musings.    

Our 10pm Interview is with Eileen Cronin of Scrahan, Knocknagree who has very kindly presented a hugely historic soldier’s belt of 1916 with a direct link to Eamon de Valera.   Hear the wonderful Eileen tonight at 10pm in a superb interview which I recorded recently in her most welcoming home near the Cork/Kerry border.

Eileen Cronin with the truly historic soldier’s belt of 1916. Tap on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)

And we reflect on the return of part of the congregation to St. Patrick’s Church, Millstreet.

The Bumbleance Go Fund Me Project is close on €1,300.00. The target is €1,500.00 and the fundraising is open until 12 midnight on this Tuesday, 30th June 2020. To support the very praiseworthy cause just log on to Bumbleance and just follow instructions on how to donate. Coordinators William and Ita Fitzgerald are most grateful for the generosity already shown by many people.  Pictured above is William Fitzgerald with son John.

[read more …] ““Radio Treasures” Tonight Features Interview with Eileen Cronin”

Eily’s Report – 30th June

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

The big news this week has to be that I was at Mass on Monday morning June 29.  Following a lapse of about three and a half months, it did seem strange. Our beautiful St. Patrick’s Church has the capacity to hold several hundred people in comfort, but this time there were just 50 souls in attendance. Sanitised going in and coming out. A great deal of hard work  went into arranging the seats in order to comply with the rules of social distancing and it was carried out to the letter.  We were met outside the chapel door by a team of ushers, all looking very officious with their masks and perspex face covers.    Their friendly and helpful attention made it easy for us to do the right thing. Having booked  in advance our places were marked out for us and each one was escorted to their  own particular place.  Only the centre isles of the church were used and only two people per seat one at each end . It was indeed a strange sight to see. At ten on the dot, Canon John came on the alter and started Mass, it was  the Feast Day of St. Peter and St. Paul. We all know that he has been saying Mass there all along and some people in the catchment area were lucky enough to be able to see him.  Others like myself were glad to listen in on Cork Music Station, thanks to Sean Radley.   At first it was a rather an alien experience, but as the weeks and months passed I got to love the clear words that were spoken  and in my own little cocoon I made the daily Mass, all my own. With the result that when I went to Mass in the Church I found it  very different. For months now I have been totally free to do the things I do. I didn’t have to be anywhere, attend anything, meet no one if I didn’t want to. Sit down, get up, job in the garden, cook a meal, etc. all in my own time, wander at will.  At Mass this morning ,the first discipline that I encountered was to stand up at Mass or sit  down at the right times join with the others in prayers. It wasn’t that I minded it but I was aware of it. Even at home before going I was  fretful. What if the time slips me and I’ll be late, or if the car won’t start and I having a precious place booked.  My seat would be empty and I after taking a seat that somebody else would be glad to have. But I needn’t have worried, it all went fine. TG.

[read more …] “Eily’s Report – 30th June”



Pat is delighted to announce she will be reopening on

Monday June 29th.

She is currently fully booked but will be taking appointments on 029-70262 as normal. Please be aware of the new procedures in place that comply with government restrictions. I know these are strange times for everyone, but I would like to thank all my customers for their understanding at this time, and for all the phone calls and kind wishes. I look forward to seeing everyone again soon.

Millstreet Pictorial Updates Monday 29th June 2020

As we enter the next phase of the easing of COVID-19 Restrictions we reflect on life in Millstreet on this historic Monday when many businesses reopen.  And we are all so relieved that Hair Salons and Barber Shops will be according a royal welcome from this day!  We share a selection of images illustrating uplifting signs for the future.   Tap on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.)

Sheila and Frank enjoy the wonderful sunshine while relaxing on the very impressive street seating.

Tom Flahive on behalf of Millstreet GAA superbly coordinated the hugely successful Clothes Collection in Millstreet GAA Community Hall from 9am to 2pm on Saturday.
Tom Flahive meets just two of the very many people who kindly delivered bags of clothes to Millstreet GAA Hall.

We’re presently preparing a full feature on the splendid Graduation ceremony which took place at Presentation N.S., Millstreet last week. A full feature will also appear on the “Corkman”.
Providing the wonderful liturgical music and hymns for our religious broadcasts on Cork Music Station during the entire COVID-19 lockdown period. From left: Deirdre Tracey, Edel and Barry Fraser. Deirdre played the organ while Edel and Barry recorded by phone the many members of Millstreet Church Choir….blending the singing of all into a perfect recording.
Monday, 29th June 2020 – the day on which the first congregation of fifty people will attend 10am Mass at St. Patrick’s Church, Millstreet….following the easing of COVID-19 Restrictions.
The Bumbleance Go Fund Me Project is close on €1,300.00. The target is €1,500.00 and the fundraising is open until 12 midnight on this Tuesday, 30th June 2020. To support the very praiseworthy cause just log on to Bumbleance and then follow instructions on how to donate. Coordinators William and Ita Fitzgerald are most grateful for the generosity already shown by many people.   Pictured above is William Fitzgerald and son John.

[read more …] “Millstreet Pictorial Updates Monday 29th June 2020”

Mass Broadcast Schedule This Week on Cork Music Station

Schedule of Radio Broadcasts of Masses from St. Patrick’s Church, Millstreet with Celebrant Canon John Fitzgerald, P.P. on Cork Music Station this Week 

Mass on Sunday, 28th June 2020 at 11.30 am… Mass today for People of the Parish

Our Weekday Broadcasts of Mass  

Mass on Monday (29th June) for Private Intention at 10.00a.m.

Mass on Tuesday (30th June) for Private Intention at 10.00a.m.

Mass on Wednesday (1st July) for Eileen Collins, Clara Road and Private Intention at 10.00a.m.

Mass on Thursday (2nd July) for Private Intention at 10.00a.m.

Mass on Friday (3rd July) for Jack & Joan Healy, Minor Row and Private Intention at 10.00a.m.

Incorporated into the celebration of Masses this week will be new recent recordings of Millstreet Church Choir and the playing of the Church Organ by Deirdre Tracey.   We thank Edel, Barry and Kieran Fraser for the coordination of the recordings of Millstreet Church Choir.   Thus we shall have the virtual sounds of the Organ and the Choir at the Celebration of all Masses throughout the week.   Members of the Congregation watching the live transmission on the Church Local Television will be unable to hear the Choir and Organist unless one turns on the radio sound in the background of the Mass being broadcast live on (just click on the following link to tune into our Internet Radio Station:) Cork Music Station.  Please note that there is a slight delay in synchronisation of the television and radio sounds. Tap on the images below to enlarge.  (S.R.)

To make contact with Cork Music Station :

Email corkmusicstation @gmail.com [read more …] “Mass Broadcast Schedule This Week on Cork Music Station”

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

We thank Presenter John Greene for advance information regarding his programme this Sunday, 28th June 2020 at 7pm on C103.  (S.R.)

This Sunday evening on Where the road takes me, John Greene begins a four-part series entitled  ‘The Singer & The Songwriter’.

Featured in parts three and four, songwriter Johnny Duhan reflects on a difficult upbringing, his time as frontman with beat-band ‘Granny’s Intentions’, the importance of  his song ‘The Voyage’, and why he is often referred to as ‘the man in the shadows’. 

The series begins this Sunday evening with Country singing star Margo O’Donnell, who never wished or meant to be a singer.

In the programme Margo speaks about…………

How the promise made to her father on his deathbed, weighed her down for years……..

How her future husband backed out of their wedding, two weeks before it was due to take place…

How the final straw was a horrific car crash which kept her off the stage for months, leading to loneliness, depression and leaning on alcohol for support.

And………there’s a few myths about her family to be cleared up as well. [read more …] ““Where the Road Takes Me” at 7pm Sunday on C103″





THIRTEENTH sunday in ordinary time – 28th June, 2020

Canon John Fitzgerald P.P.

Tel Nos. Millstreet 029-70043/Mobile 087-7752948



10.00a.m.-1.00p.m. & 2.00p.m.-5.00p.m.

Email:  <email>    www.dioceseofkerry.ie

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


RECENT DEATHS:  Sean Michael Horgan, New York.


Anniversaries:  Mick Kelleher, Killowen; Eugie O’Connell, Dooneen; Nelius Guerin, Ballydaly; Nora Horgan, Ballydaly; Tony Moynihan, Coalpits; Margaret Murphy, Lisnaboy; Peter Cronin, Knockduff; Betty, Timothy & Dermot O’Callaghan, Shronebaha; Paddy & Nora O’Connell, London; Joan Daly, Mallow; Rev. John Brendan O’Hare, Cloghoulamore & USA.




SUNDAY (28th) at 11.30a.m for: Mass for People of the Parish

MASS ON MONDAY (29th) Private Intention at 10.00a.m.

MASS ON TUESDAY (30th) Private Intention at 10.00a.m.

MASS ON WEDNESDAY (1st) Eileen Collins, Clara Road & Private Intention at 10.00a.m.

MASS ON THURSDAY (2nd) Private Intention at 10.00a.m.

MASS ON FRIDAY (3rd) Jack & Joan Healy, Minor Row & Private Intention at 10.00a.m.

[read more …] “PARISH NEWSLETTER”

Outdoor 6th Class Graduation


Outdoor 6th Class Graduation

We were delighted to welcome back this wonderful group of girls to give them the send off from Presentation N.S. they truly deserve. It was a privilege watching these girls blossom from timid Junior Infants to confident and independent young ladies. 

CLICK HERE TO READ MORE  [read more …] “Outdoor 6th Class Graduation”

Death Notice: Tom Barrett of The Square, Millstreet & Castlegar, Galway

The death has occurred of Thomas (Tom) Barrett Bruckey, Castlegar, Galway / Millstreet,  Co. Cork

Barrett, Thomas (Tom) of Bruckey, Castlegar, Galway and formerly of The Square, Millstreet, Co. Cork, June 25th 2020.

He died peacefully, in the company of his children Danni, David and Katie and his siblings Dick, Teresa, Ted and Maria after an illness.

Rest In Peace

A celebration of Tom’s life will be arranged at a later date, after Cremation.

He will be sadly missed by extended family and dear friends. He was a simple man. He wanted a death as simple as his birth.

If you wish to leave a message of condolence to the family please click on this link.

Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam uasal.

[read more …] “Death Notice: Tom Barrett of The Square, Millstreet & Castlegar, Galway”

Millstreet Community Gym

We are delighted to inform you that Millstreet Community Gym will be re-opening on the 6th July.

We will have procedures put into place in accordance with new government guidelines.
We take the health and well being of our members and staff seriously so we will ensure all these measures will be adhered to and we can have a safe environment to workout.  All of these procedures will be explained on entering .

Looking forward to seeing you all .