Millstreet Active Retirement Association on Tour in Donegal

Having now returned from a magnificent visit to Donegal the many members of Millstreet Active Retirement Association (M.A.R.A.) are pictured here while on tour.   We thank Phil Sheehan for the two superb images.   Tap on the pictures to enlarge.  (S.R.)

Millstreet Parish Newsletter – 19th June 2022



The Most Holy Body & Blood of Christ

19th June 2022

Canon John Fitzgerald, P.P.

Telephone Nos.:  Landline:  029 70043  &  Mobile: 087 775 2948

Email:  millstreet


Parish Opening Hours 

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday 

9.00am to 1.00pm  &  2.00pm to 5.00pm

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

Mass Intentions this Weekend:

Saturday  :  18th June

Millstreet Vigil 6.30 p.m.   Neily O’Leary, West End.    

Sunday  :     19th June

Ballydaly   9.00 a.m.          John O’Brien, Ballydaly

Cullen      10.15 a.m.         Phyllis & Pádraig O’Connor,  Lisnasheershane       

Millstreet 11.30 a.m.   David, Anne & Gerard Sheehan, Carrigacooleen      

ANNIVERSARIES:  Denny Kelleher, Minor Row, Sheila O’Connell, West End, Eily & Willie Cronin, Knocknakilla, Dan Kelleher, Murphy’s Tce., Dan & Ellen Harrington & Pat Burke, Knocknakilla, Fr. Donal Mulcahy, Aunagloor, Margaret Pomeroy, Willowbrook, Hannah O’Connor, Church St. & Cloghoulabeg, Stella Pomeroy, Willowbrook & London, Nora Dennehy, Lackabawn, John Fleming, Cullen, Jim Coleman, Murphy’s Tce., Kathleen Buicke, Murphy’s Tce., Thomas & Mary Barrett, Killowen &  Catherine Barrett, Nora Tarrant, Derrinagree, Cornelius O’Mahony, Laught, Michael & Elsie Barry, Clondrohid. Gearóid Hickey, West End. Jimmy Walsh, Knocknageeha; John O’Mahony, Harrow & Inchileagh.                                           

Mass Intentions for next week:

Saturday  :  25th June

Millstreet   6.30 p.m.     Mary Sheehan, Tanyard,   Betty & Timmy O’Callaghan  son Dermot, Shronebeeha

Sunday  :  26th June

Ballydaly    9.00 a.m. Eugene & Margaret McCarthy, Coolinarne & Denis & Margaret McCarthy, Boherbue

Cullen 10.15a.m.  Eddie & Peg Forde, Mologhroe;   Neily, Catherine Duggan & their daughter Kathleeen, son Neil and grandson Niall

Millstreet 11.30 a.m.   Jackie & Kathleen Forde, Murphy’s Tce., & Kathleen & Paddy Kelleher, Church Street & Mullinahorna & deceased members of Forde & Kelleher families;  Mick, Con & Bill Kelleher, Killowen

Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament every Tuesday in Millstreet Church between 10.30a.m. to 7.30p.m. All are welcome

CONFESSIONS:  Every Saturday in Millstreet Church 12.30p.m.-1.00p.m.

Rotas for Next Weekend  25th/26th June    


Millstreet   6.30 p.m. Catríona Kelleher  Tadhg Buckley

Teresa O’Leary- Cronin

Kathleen O’Leary

  11.30  a.m.  Bernie Cronin Gobnait Creedon

Patrick Kelleher

Martina Sheehan

Ballydaly   9.00 a.m.  Eileen Guerin
Cullen 10.15 a.m.  Patricia Murphy  Finbarr O’Connor

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

All Masses are live streamed on:

Mass on Monday for Jim & Nora Coleman, Murphy’s Tce at 7.30pm

Mass on Tuesday for People of the Parish at 10.00am

Mass on Wednesday for those buried in Churchyard Cemetery & Cillín at 10.00am

Mass on Thursday for Jack Corkery, Liscahane (recently deceased) at 10.00am.

Mass on Friday at St. John’s Well at 7.30pm [read more …] “Millstreet Parish Newsletter – 19th June 2022”

Brilliant Colin Healy Features in Soccer Final Victory

Colin Healy pictured today following Cork’s magnificent victory in Limerick. Many thanks to Kathleen for the excellent image.

Sincere congratulations to Millstreet’s wonderfully talented Soccer Player, Colin Healy who today (Friday, 17th June 2022) was a superb member of the Cork U14 Schoolboys League Soccer Team in Limerick winning the highly prestigious Kennedy Cup in the Final with the score of Cork 2 to Waterford 0.   This is the first time in 33 years since Cork has won this very important Final with Roy Keane playing in that match.     How very proud Colin’s parents, Joanna and Derry, must be as indeed his grandparents, Kathleen and Michael Healy of Mount Leader, Millstreet as well as extended Family and Friends.  Every success to the brilliant Colin in the future.  Tap on the images below to enlarge.  (S.R.)

Picture sourced from Echo Live.

Members of the Cork Team that won the Kennedy Cup 33 years ago. (Picture sourced from Irish Examiner website)

[read more …] “Brilliant Colin Healy Features in Soccer Final Victory”

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 <email>

Millstreet Vintage Club Summer Car Run in Aid of Bumbleance Childrens Ambulance Service on next Saturday Evening June 18th

Its all Systems go now with just 2 days left to go to the Millstreet Vintage Club Summer Car Run which is taking place on this coming Saturday Evening June 18th,the Run which is in Aid of Bumbleance Childrens Ambulance Service is open to All Vintage/Classic Cars Motorcycles,Vans Trucks etc, the Run will Start Out in Cullen Community Centre(Eircode P51 YY06) just off the Killarney/Mallow Road with Sign On from 4.30pm and Take Off at 6pm Sharp,the Cullen Pipe Band will lead the Run away from the start in Cullen and it will take in a Scenic Route with views of Mushera Mountain, Clara Mountain, The Paps, Mangerton and Carrantuohill especially if the Weather will be good,the second part of the Run will on a clear Evening give the possibility of seeing up into as far as Limerick and Clare so a very Scenic Route is promised,the Run will End up at O’Riadas Bar Ballymacelligot just outside Castleisland where there will be Free Food and Music Supplied by the very Popular Michelle Murphy Band,also on the Evening there will be a Draw with some nice Prizes to be Won,Entry for the Run will be by Donation and its all for a great Cause in Bumbleance Childrens Ambulance Service, there is also a Go Fund Me Page set up as well so if you wish you can make a Donation to Bumbleance on there in the Link here at

For further Details on the Car Run you can Contact Willie Fitzgerald on 087 2229874, Ita Fitzgerald on 087 9865217 or Bernard Crowley on 087 7924406.

“Radio Treasures” Preceded by “Jimmy Reidy & Friends” from 8pm Tonight

Tonight (14th June 2022) on “Radio Treasures” will be transmitted from 9.10 to 11.10pm preceded by “Jimmy Reidy & Friends” at 8pm.  We shall, of course, feature lots of cheerful songs and some splendid music.  And we shall share lots of interesting musings.   We shall remember some wonderful people who went to their Eternal Reward in recent times.   And we shall chat about the featured images below sourced from the Pictorial Archives of Millstreet Museum.   Tap on the images to enlarge.   If you wish to make contact with our Tuesday Radio Show please message us on the Seán Radley Facebook page, email us on millstreetmuseum, text or WhatsApp us on 086 825 0074.   Special features in tonight’s programme include:

  1.  At 9.45pm we remember the late Seán Donnellan whose perfect soothing voice was heard on radio for decades bringing joy and comfort to so many.
  2. At 10pm we listen to some of the superb traditional music recently recorded at Feis Laitiarain in Cullen.   Happy listening! (S.R.)

    Next week we shall be featuring a special Interview recently recorded with our Friends at Millstreet Polytunnel in Main Street.

[read more …] ““Radio Treasures” Preceded by “Jimmy Reidy & Friends” from 8pm Tonight”

Millstreet Mother and Baby Group


Meet every Thursday morning in Millstreet Parish Centre (next to Church)

Between 11.00 & 12 noon

All welcome – no booking necessary

For babies up to 12 months


Thursday 16th June

We will have a make-up artist who will give tips on “10 minute make-up for busy mums

We would like to take this opportunity to thank all those who have supported us in the setting up and promotion of this group:

Coleman’s Millstreet for providing refreshments on our opening day.

McCaul’s for the beautiful rug allowing our babies to enjoy floor time while their mums chat.

Capabu for the Diffuser which provides a welcoming atmosphere for the mums when they arrive.

Sharon Lane in the Parish Office for her unwavering help, support and patience. for promoting our group on your website.

And last but not least, the gorgeous mums and babies who turn up week after week and make the group what it is.

For enquiries please contact Maureen Murphy (087) 3963910


Bumbleance Childrens National Ambulance Service Fundraiser in Association with Corkmusicstation Radio,Your Support would be Welcome

Cork Music Station are running a Fundraiser for Bumbleance Childrens Ambulance Service, 
Would ypou like to join us in making a difference again this year.
We’re raising money in aid of THE SAOIRSE FOUNDATION LIMITED, The Bumbleance Children’s Ambulance Service for critically ill Children.
Every Donation will help.
You can make a Donation no Matter how Big or Small on the Link below, it will make a difference to some Child that needs it
Thank you in advance for your Contribution to this cause that means so much to us.

Eily’s Report – 14th June

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

It’s hard to imagine that my next Report (dv) after this one will be on the longest day of the year. June 21. So don’t say that I didn’t tell you that the year is moving on. Moving on it is and we can’t stop it but are we making the full use of the passing days and weeks and months. There is no use in blaming the weather because we can do nothing about it but there are things that we can do regardless. The old saying the It’s better to light a candle than curse the dark, can also apply to the way that we can motivate ourselves into taking on a plan B if the sun don’t shine. God Bless our crowd  of who  headed off on a bus to Donegal on Monday morning 50 plus of them both men and women for four days all organised by our excellent Active Retired Committee. I know they will love it because I went on the very same program a few years ago with a lovely group from Castlemagner. But as I’m not the sit-at-home type I’ve booked a couple of more locally based trips. For a mere €25 the well  known Jerry Lehane will take us on  day trips around the rings of Kerry or Beara and even to Galway and more. He knows all the best places to stop and shop and eat and stretch the legs. In his very own relaxing way. Look him up on our website for details.

[read more …] “Eily’s Report – 14th June”

Millstreet Pitch & Putt Club – First Singles Competition

Millstreet Pitch & Putt Club

Our first singles competition of the season will be the AIB Club Matchplay open to all members*.  If interested in taking part please send your name to 086 8510423 before 6 pm on Sunday 19 June.

*Rates of subscription
Family €20
Adult €15
Juvenile (under 18) €10
Senior Citizen €10
Please pay subscriptions to the Club AIB Bank Account 
IBAN:  IE77 AIBK 9361 5421 723266

After paying please TEXT  086 8790777 with your NAME and amount of SUBSCRIPTION paid. Otherwise Club will have no record of your membership.

Remembering the Wonderful Breeda Tarrant

Michael Tarrant has shared the following in remembering Breeda:  “On Saturday, 4th June 2022 we got to bury my mother’s ashes in St. Mary’s Cemetery as were her wishes. I would like to thank people that made it a special day for us as a family. Canon John Fitzgerald and Sharon Lane for their help with organising the Mass. Edel Frazer and Niamh O’Mahony for the wonderful music in the Church.  Marie Twomey for playing the bagpipes at the grave and Davy Tarrant also.  Humphrey Healy and Caroline and Staff at the Bridge Bar, Millstreet for looking after us so well. Thanks to everyone who travelled from near and far to be with us.”

Dedicated Preparation for Monday’s Sports Day 2022

On this Sunday evening (12th June 2022) we meet with some of the wonderfully dedicated Sports Coordinating Committee Members in Millstreet Town Park preparing for this Monday’s Annual School Sports.  Sports Day has always been such a superbly energetic and exciting event and we are so blessed to have such a magnificent venue at the Town Park for the truly splendid occasion.  Every success to All.  Tap on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.)

Final Repeat Tonight of Millstreet Programme with Jimmy Reidy

The Final Repeat of Millstreet Programme with Jimmy Reidy will be broadcast this Sunday night (12th June 2022) after the Maureen Henry Show on Cork Music Station.   The programme recorded some years ago in Freemount Heritage Centre features Millstreet Community Singers and Guests.   Jimmy’s next programme with the focus on the wider Duhallow area with special reference to Oregon, USA, will be transmitted on Tuesday, 14th June at 8pm before “Radio Treasures” at 9.10pm.  Happy listening!  (S.R.)