Millstreet Pitch and Putt Club’s Next Competition

Millstreet Pitch and Putt Club

The next competition will be a “3 ball scramble” open to all adult and juvenile members. If interested please send your name to 086 8510423 before 6 pm on Sunday 9 August. Teams of 3 players of mixed ability will be drawn and entrants will be informed via text. Competitors can play anytime during the following week up to 8pm on Sunday 16 August, 2020.

We thank Pat Breen for this important notice.  (S.R.)

Pony trekking in Millstreet

I wish to offer pony trekking in Millstreet. I can cater for groups of up to 3. I am fully Garda vetted. Any bookings can be made through the link below on Airbnb experiences.
I can also offer Livery for anyone with a pony or horse with access to modern stabling, a grass jumping arena, turn out paddocks and quite roads for hacking.
Any queries call Neil on 087-2727759

Millstreet Meals on Wheels service

The Millstreet Meals on Wheels service is available for anyone who needs it. All food is prepared in Millstreet Day Centre and 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 Monday-Friday 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. 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>

 

John Kelleher, Mountleader

The death has occurred of John Kelleher, Mountleader, Millstreet, Co. Cork. (Former Ambulance Driver). Peacefully in the presence of his family and in the excellent care of the Matron and staff of Millstreet Community Hospital. Sadly missed by his wife Margaret, children Anna, Jim and Mark. Predeceased by his son John. Sadly missed by his son-in-law John Sheahan, daughter-in-law Joanne, grandchildren Gary, Brian, Darren, Cara, Scarlett, Kate, John and Aisling, great-grandchildren Jack, Tadgh and Danny. [rip]

Due to current government guidelines a private Funeral Mass will be take place on Thursday at 12 noon. Messages of sympathy may be left on the RIP Condolence Page.

Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam.

John pictured in uniform at Mount Leader , Millstreet.
John photographed at Millstreet Community Hospital in early 1990s.
John as Sportsman Supreme in 1965.

Update of Museum & Website Go Fund Me Project 2020

We are absolutely amazed by the enormous generosity of so many very kind people at home and abroad who have donated to our Millstreet Museum and Millstreet Website Go Fund Me Project. Having reached our target in the first two days we have decided to continue with the fundraising for a while longer to afford the opportunity to others to support the Project. The extra funds will permit further development of our Museum facilities and will also allow the upgrading of our website potential. Sincere thanks to all our truly superb Supporters. Your inspiring kindness is greatly appreciated…..Seán Radley, Curator, Millstreet Museum and Team Member of Millstreet Website.

Funds received to date:  1.   Through Go Fund Me Project – €3,030.00 (before expenses yet to be deducted). 2.  Donations received by hand – €230.00 which includes a cheque from Millstreet Community Council Ltd. for €200.00.     Total on 29th July 2020:  €3,260.00

Installation of Protective Screens at Millstreet Museum by Sapphire Signs, Rathmore on Tuesday, 28th July 2020.
Brendan Dennehy and James Burke of Sapphire Signs.

From Museum Archives 1993 at Minor Row.

[read more …] “Update of Museum & Website Go Fund Me Project 2020”

“Radio Treasures” Tonight Features True Gems – from 9.30 to 11.00 pm on CMS!

Tonight…on this Tuesday, 28th July 2020… 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 a variety of interesting musings.    Among the Treasures to feature tonight:

  1. We hear some very special songs such a “Flying by” composed by Davy Ryan and “When the Robins Return” wonderfully sung by Paudie McAuliffe from Shrone.   And with the help of James Wickham of Minnesota, USA we hear the amazing singing voice of Kate Smith – the “American Dame Vera Lynn”.
  2. We listen to two interviews at 10pm :   First Anniversary of Air Ambulance with many speakers at the important occasion.   Also we chat with Matt and Úna about the new seat at the Cross on Clara Mountain.
  3. We talk about Jerry Pat O’Leary’s superb recent 90 minute Podcast.
  4. And we chat about the images shared here:
    The Lynch Family from Bantry delighted to attend the First Anniversary of Air Ambulance on Sat. 25 th July 2020 at Rathcoole.
    We discover why Air Ambulance is so very important to Clodagh from Bantry.

    Matt and Úna reveal the story of the seat at the Cross on Clara Mountain!

Eily’s Report – 28th July

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

August Bank Holiday, the very mention of the word gives us  a great feeling, fills you with excitement and the promise of annual holidays and a much needed break from the norm. Yes, that is what it used to be like, but alas not this time and it only took one small bug to put an end to it, change the world forever. For a long time now the media has wasted no time or energy in telling us about terrible things that threaten our very existence. Super powers stockpiling bigger and more powerful weapons of war and mass distruction, most of which never comes to fruition. T.G.  But there wasn’t a word about a little bug that was hatching away in China which put us all hiding behind masks for our own protection and that of those around us.        The whole world  is at bursting point and the annual holiday season only makes it worse. People can’t be blamed for casting their minds on the might-have –been.  Holidays both at home and abroad booked for months, having to be cancelled. To Holiday at home at short notice requiring careful planning , with many new aspects to be considered.  With very little hotel or B&B accommodation to be had they may be lucky enough to get a vacancy at a campsite, but even then the customary trip to the cafe or diner  could also be a no no. Already I’m hearing of towns in scenic places that are full of people and no pub or restaurant open. People with little children are to be pitied. Adults may curse their luck and settle for an alternative, but try telling the little ones that we’re not  going to France after all, or indeed to the seaside, because we’d have no place to stay. For years planning a holiday anywhere in the world  was done by pressing a few buttons and your every need was met. But it’s not like this year. This time people will have to do it all themselves, take the knocks and try again. To make it good for the August Bank Holiday this year is going to take some new thinking, more effort,  but I’ll bet that when it’s over, we will  hear  some wonderful stories from people who thought outside the box and had a wonderful time, in spite of Covid 19.

[read more …] “Eily’s Report – 28th July”

Mary Ruane (née Healy) Straide, Foxford, Co. Mayo & Millstreet, Co. Cork

The death has occurred of Mary Ruane (née Healy)
Straide, Foxford, Mayo / Millstreet, Co. Cork

Mary Ruane (née Healy, Millstreet), Focford, Co. Mayo
The death has occurred of Mary Ruane Straide, Foxford, Co. Mayo.
Mary Ruane (nee Healy) 26th July 2020 Straide, Foxford and formerly of Millstreet, Co. Cork peacefully at Blackrocks Nursing Home, Foxford. Predeceased by her husband Michael, brother Neil and sister Catherine. Beloved mother of Tony, Catherine, Seán and grandchildren Maeve, Darragh, Lorcan, Catríona and Niamh. Sadly missed by her sons, daughter,daughter-in-law Marie, Sisters Eileen and Peggy, brothers Dennis and Tim, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law,nieces,nephews,neighbours and friends.
Reposing at the Michael Davitt Centre Straide on Tuesday evening from 7pm to 8pm with removal afterwards to St Peter’s and Paul’s Church Straide. Mass on Wednesday at 12noon with burial afterwards in the New Cemetery. House private please. Due to current Government and HSE guidelines Mass and Cemetery are private for family and close friends only. The Ruane family appreciate your cooperation at this difficult time.
May her gentle soul REST IN PEACE.
To share your Condolence please click this Condolence Page.

Truly Magnificent Response to the Annual Funding of Museum & Millstreet Website

The amazing generosity of the very kind Supporters of Millstreet Museum and Millstreet Website has been superbly demonstrated within the past 22 hours when a magnificent €1,575.00 has been very kindly donated through our Go Fund Me page by 35 wonderfully generous people at home and abroad.  To reach such an uplifting target in less than one day is utterly incredible and is hugely appreciated.   It allows us to continue our work at Millstreet Museum and to maintain the Millstreet Website.   The work of Volunteers in these Projects is vital and to them we extend heartfelt thanks.  Our Go Fund Me page will remain open until the end of next week coinciding with the week of our usual Church Gate Collection which due to COVID-19 this year has been replaced by this Go Fund Me project.   Míle buíochas to All.  (S.R.) 

Carnegie Hall where Millstreet Museum is located

Tenth Anniversary of Maria Healy, Curracahill, Millstreet & Ballygrogan, Grenagh

TENTH ANNIVERSARY

Maria Healy (née O’Sullivan)

Curracahill, Millstreet/Ballygrogan, Grenagh

In loving memory of Maria, whose 10th Anniversary occurs on 30th July

Deeply loved, sadly missed and always remembered by her loving husband Tony, daughter Marita, sons Dan, Bill, John and James, daughters-in-law, grandchildren to whom she is fondly known as ‘Granny in Heaven’, brothers, sisters, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nephews, nieces, extended family and friends.

We little knew that morning that God was going to call your name.

In life we loved you dearly; in death we do the same.

It broke our hearts to lose you; you did not go alone,

For part of us went with you, the day God called you home.

You left us peaceful memories; your love is still our guide.

Though we cannot see you, you are always at our side.

Our family chain is broken and nothing seems the same;

But as God calls us one by one, the chain will link again.

The Anniversary Mass took place at St. Patrick’s Church, Millstreet on Sunday, 26th July 2020 at 11.30 a.m.

May Maria Rest in Peace.

Annual Funding of Millstreet Museum & Millstreet Website

(Update Already within the first 15 minutes of launching our Go Fund Me page we have received greatly appreciated support from Rebecca, Michael & Siobhán, AnnPatrick from USA continues to support Millstreet based projects in a most generous manner.   Míle buíochas, dear Friends.)

Although we have our annual permit for the holding of our Annual Church Gate Collection for this coming weekend 1st & 2nd August 2020 we shall not be holding this Collection due to COVID-19.  Instead, for this year, we are setting up a Go Fund Me page to afford the opportunity of supporting the two local community-based voluntary services – Millstreet Museum & Millstreet Website.   Running costs at our Museum include annual insurance of €1,000.00 plus lighting, heating and development expenses while for the Millstreet Website we have hosting and domain name costs.

One can visit our Go Fund Me page by clicking  this Go Fund Me link.

Our main source of funding for Millstreet Museum and the Millstreet Website is through an Annual Church Gate Collection in August.   This year, however, due to COVID-19 we cannot hold this Collection.   Thus we extend an invitation to our Supporters to kindly consider contributing towards this Go Fund Me appeal so that we as Volunteers can continue to make our Museum and Website Services available.   The running costs of both are quite substantial.   We greatly appreciate any contribution received.    Sincere thanks also for the wonderful words of encouragement we constantly receive regarding the provision of these two community-based important Services.   Míle buíochas – Seán Radley, Curator Millstreet Museum & Team Member of Millstreet Website.

Mícheál Martin (now Taoiseach) at Millstreet Museum in 2019
Carnegie Hall where Millstreet Museum is located

[read more …] “Annual Funding of Millstreet Museum & Millstreet Website”

Intermediate Championship: Millstreet v St. Finbarr’s

Bon Secours Cork GAA Intermediate A Football Championship Round 1

Millstreet 2-18 St Finbarr’s 1-7

2:30pm Sunday July 26th 2020
in Carrigadrohid

(Watch the game in the below video)

[read more …] “Intermediate Championship: Millstreet v St. Finbarr’s”

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

We thank Presenter, John Greene for advance information on this Sunday evening’s programme – 26th July 2020 at 7pm on C103.  (S.R.)

Seven years ago on ‘Where the road takes me’, we brought you the intriguing and at times unbelievable story of a Land-War shooting during Ireland’s troubled past in the late 19th Century.

The following year we brought you an update on the story, identifying the man with the gun, but stressing sympathy for his actions, as he was, we felt, a victim of circumstances, as was, some others felt, the victim himself.

There are many strange and eerie happenings attached to this story.

On this week’s edition of ‘Where the road takes me’, and two days before the 132nd anniversary of the shooting, we return to the story for very good reason.

Back in 1920, a local priest known for his fire and brimstone sermons and accurate predictions, visited and blessed the scene.  Soon afterwards he stated that despite Mother Nature’s and man’s best efforts to remove it, a visible reminder of the shooting would remain at the scene for one hundred years.

Many strenuous efforts were made down through the years to destroy it but failed.  The one hundred years are now up and we return to the scene to discover how accurate, if at all, the priest was back in 1920, and if a conclusion can be brought to a story that was tragic, intriguing and eerie. [read more …] ““Where the Road Takes Me” at 7pm this Sunday on C103″

“Lunchtime Favourites” After Mass on CMS Sunday 26th July 2020 Until 1.30pm

We invite you to submit your Requests for our weekly Music Request Show “Lunchtime Favourites” (Sunday, 26th July 2020) on Cork Music Station which is broadcast directly after our transmission of the celebration of 11:30 am Mass from 12:10pm until 13:30pm.   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!   Further gems in song we also share.  We hear about Saturday’s First Anniversary of Air Ambulance based in Rathcoole.   We discover the story behind the splendid new seat at the Cross on Clara Mountain.  This and much more!   Happy Listening!  Tap on the images to enlarge.   (S.R.)

The Millstreet Studio of Cork Music Station from where we broadcast our weekly Sunday Mass and “Lunchtime Favourites” Tap on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)
The wonderful newspaper promotion regarding our weekly broadcast shared in the “Corkman” by Correspondent and Photographer supreme – John Tarrant.
Matt and Úna reveal the story of the seat at the Cross on Clara Mountain!  Full interview on Tuesday’s “Radio Treasures” on Cork Music Station.
We discover why Air Ambulance is so very important to Clodagh from Bantry.
The Lynch Family from Bantry delighted to attend the First Anniversary of Air Ambulance on Sat. 25th July 2020 at Rathcoole.   We interview John Lynch for our Tuesday’s “Radio Treasures” programme.

[read more …] ““Lunchtime Favourites” After Mass on CMS Sunday 26th July 2020 Until 1.30pm”

Millstreet Parish Newsletter Sunday 26th July 2020

 NEWSLETTER
BALLYDALY-CULLEN-MILLSTREET
Seventeenth Sunday in Ordinary Time – 26th July, 2020
Canon John Fitzgerald P.P.
Tel Nos. Millstreet 029-70043/Mobile 087-7752948
Email:  millstreet @dioceseofkerry.ie    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 Kelly (nee O’Leary), Waterford & Adrivale; Danny Sheehan, Kileen.   

Mass Intentions this Weekend

Saturday 25th July:

Millstreet Vigil 6.30 p.m. John & the deceased members of the Kelleher family, Lackabawn.

Sunday 26th July: 

Ballydaly   9.00 a.m. Joe White, Tubber    

Cullen      10.15 a.m.   William Hickey, Lisnaboy &

Mary Hickey, Carrigaline

Millstreet 11.30 a.m.   Marie Healy, Curracahill &

Noel Healy, Canon O’Donovan Centre       

Anniversaries:      Gillian Hartnett, Clara Road; Jack Healy, Minor Row; Jackie Lane, Aubane; Michael Kelleher, Aubane; John D Murphy, Lisnaboy; Noel & the deceased members of the McSweeney Family, Knocknageeha; Patrick Dineen, Bristol & Carrigacooleen; Mary, Thomas & deceased members of the Healy Family, Clondrohid.     [read more …] “Millstreet Parish Newsletter Sunday 26th July 2020”

Daniel (Danny) Sheehan, Killeen, Kilcorney

The death has occurred of Daniel (Danny) Sheehan
Killeen, Kilcorney,  Co. Cork

On July 23rd 2020, passed away peacefully in the presence of his loving family. Sadly missed by his loving wife Pauline, daughter Sarah, sons Cormac, Tomás and Dónal, brothers John, Denis and Eugene, sisters Cecilia, Anne, Marian, brothers in law, sisters in law, nieces, nephews, relatives and a large circle of friends.

“May Danny rest in Peace”

Due to current HSE guidelines in relation to COVID 19 a private family Funeral Mass will take place in St Nicholas’ Church, Kilcorney on Sunday at 1pm followed by burial in the adjoining cemetery. Danny’s family appreciate your support at this most difficult time.  Messages of Sympathy may be left on this condolence link.

Kathleen Kelly (née O’Leary, Adrivale, Millstreet) Waterford City

The death has occurred of Catherine (Kathleen) KELLY (née O’Leary)
Ballybeg Close, Waterford City, Waterford & formerly of Adrivale, Millstreet, Co. Cork

Predeceased by her husband Gene. Will be sadly missed by her loving daughters Marie, Martina, Karen and Gina, sons-in-law Gary, Seán and Johnny, her grandchildren Darren, Conor, Jamie, Shauna, Luke, Lily and Geri, sisters Mary Cahill and Christina Cotter, nephews, nieces, relatives and friends.    May she Rest in Peace.  The late Neily O’Leary of West End was brother of Kathleen.

Private funeral will take place in St. Saviour’s Church, Ballybeg, Waterford followed by Private Burial in St. Otteran’s Cemetery. Catherine’s funeral will pass her residence on Sunday at 10.30am.

Due to H.S.E. guidelines the funeral mass and burial will be private to the immediate family. We suggest using the online condolence page  as an option to offer your sympathies. Thank you for your co-operation and consideration at this difficult time.

Skilled Seamstresses required

O Flynn Medical poszukuje wykwalifikowanych krawcowych/szwaczek w swoim zakładzie w Millstreet.

Praca na pełny etat.

Osoby zainteresowane prosimy o przesyłanie aplikacji na adres: <email>

 

O Flynn Medical require Skilled Seamstresses to work at their plant in Millstreet . Full time position please forward your details to  <email>

 

A New Seat at the Cross on Clara Mountain!

We thank Michelle O’Keeffe of Dooneen for sharing this wonderful image of the New Seat which some kind person has placed at the Cross on Clara Mountain for the comfort of energetic climbers.  Tap on the image to enlarge.  (S.R.)

Availing of the splendid new seat at the Cross on Clara Mountain – Michelle O’Keeffe and Mary O’Mahony with pet dogs Buster, Oreo and Milo!

And We’re Smiling … Beneath our Masks and Visors!

Masks and visors have clearly become part of everyday life in Millstreet and far beyond in protection from COVID-19.   We visit St. Patrick’s Church, Millstreet where we meet two of the wonderfully dedicated Volunteers sanitising the seats after Mass and we also visit Café Aroma in Minor Row where social distancing measures are superbly in place.   Tap on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.) 

Sacristan Julie Brady and Nora Buckley smiling beneath their masks!
More wonderful smiles beneath their masks in Café Aroma.


[read more …] “And We’re Smiling … Beneath our Masks and Visors!”

The Millstreet Meals on Wheels service

The Millstreet Meals on Wheels service is available for anyone who needs it. 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. 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>

 

“Radio Treasures” Tonight Features at 10pm Interviews at Dooneen and at Rockchapel – Full Programme from 9.30 to 11.00 pm on CMS!

Tonight…on this Tuesday 21st July 2020… 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 a variety of interesting musings.    Among the Treasures to feature tonight:

  1. Our special Interview at Rockchapel  (following our 10pm Dooneen Interview to which we refer below) on Sat. 18th July 2020 when the hugely impressive cheque of €2,148.30 was officially presented to Jim from “Bumbleance”.
  2. We join at 10pm our great Friends from ROCS (Reach Out Cancer Support) who this very evening had a social outdoor get together at the superbly welcoming home and exquisite garden of Michelle and Patrick O’Keeffe at Dooneen, Millstreet.
  3. We remember our Faithful Departed especially Julie and Betty. We recall Anne Keane on her First Anniversary.
  4. We hear some very special songs such a “Flying by” composed by Davy Ryan and “When the Robins Return” wonderfully sung by Paudie McAuliffe from Shrone.  And with the help of James Wickham of Minnesota, USA we again hear the amazing singing voice of Kate Smith – the “American Dame Vera Lynn”.
  5. We talk about Jerry Pat O’Leary’s superb recent 90 minute Podcast.
  6. And we chat about the images shared here: