Millstreet Library Reopens on Tuesday 30th June at 10.00 a.m.

Millstreet Library will be open to the public from next week – from Tuesday, 30th June 2020. It will open at the slightly later time of 10am each day. Customers will be able to browse and pick their own books as before. The nationwide request system will start up about a month later. We look forward to welcoming everyone back in again.   We thank Librarian Nora for this important notice.  (S.R.)

Carnegie Hall where Millstreet Library is located

Return of Public Mass

RETURN OF PUBLIC MASSES

As announced last weekend it is with optimism and caution that we announce the return of Public Masses from next Monday 29th June however, as you are now aware that the current Government guidelines have set the capacity for indoor ceremonies to 50 people.

Attending Mass will be very different at the moment and I am asking for your understanding and patience as we put safety measures in place. Some people may not feel comfortable in attending Mass due to underlying medical conditions that they have or someone in their household have, so please be assured that the dispensation from attending Mass on Sundays and Holydays of Obligation remains in place until further notice.

Our proposed Mass schedule for the first week is:

Millstreet: Monday 29th, Tuesday 30th, Wednesday 1st, Thursday 2nd and Friday 3rd at 10.00a.m. Saturday 4th at 6.30p.m. and Sunday 5th at 11.30a.m.
Cullen: Thursday 2nd at 7.30p.m.

SUNDAY MASSES WILL RECOMMENCE IN BALLYDALY & CULLEN ON SUNDAY 12th JULY.

To allow Parishioners who wish to attend Mass, with the maximum being 50 people at any one ceremony, it is now recommended that a reservation system be put in place in Parishes for the time being. I am asking Parishioners who wish to attend a Mass during the week to contact the Parish office during working hours to reserve a place. This system will be in place for all Churches in the Parish from Wednesday onwards.

These requests may be difficult for some people to understand or accept but we have to ensure the safety of each single person who comes into our Churches. For those who will attend Mass the following will need to be noted:

  1. Parishioners attending Mass should wear a face covering in the Church. (Please note that face coverings are not suitable for children under the age of 13 and that not everyone will feel comfortable wearing a face covering. While the wearing of a face covering is recommended it is not mandatory).
  2. We will have ushers in the Church to show you to a seat and we will be asking people to fill the Church from the top down to limit the movement indoors. For leaving the Church after any Ceremony it will be from the bottom to the top.
  3. Holy Communion will be given in your seat by Eucharistic Minister/Priest who will be wearing a face covering.
  4. Ushers will also monitor and control the exiting of people after Mass and we are asking that you do not congregate in the Church yard after leaving the Churches.
  5. It is recommended that Church pews are cleaned after each ceremony.
  6. Toilets will remain closed.
  7. We are advised not to have altar servers at the moment.
  8. At weekend Masses the passing of baskets is not recommended so our collection will now be inside the door of the Churches

These guidelines are advised by Government, the National Public Health Emergency Team (NPHET) and the Irish Bishop’s Conference and for the safety of each of us and our families. I thank you for your co-operation and understanding at this time and may God continue to protect your families and our Parish.

Fr. John Fitzgerald

“Radio Treasures” Tonight Features Interview with Fr. Paddy O’Byrne

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

Our 10pm Interview is with Fr. Paddy O’Byrne on his Diamond Jubilee tothe Priesthood…..Interview also includes members of the O’Leary Family.

And we provide an update on Cork Music Station’s “Go Fund Me” Fundraising Campaign in aid of “Bumbleance” currently over  €1,000.00.  This wonderfully praiseworthy Annual Project in aid of “Bumbleance” is coordinated by Ita and William Fitzgerald.   And we chat about the 18 images featured below.  Tap on the pictures to enlarge.

All this and more in tonight’s “Radio Treasures”.  Happy Listening!  (S.R.) [read more …] ““Radio Treasures” Tonight Features Interview with Fr. Paddy O’Byrne”

Eily’s Report 23rd June

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

Every week has it’s highs and lows and last week brought more of the same. We must congratulate our beloved Fr.Paddy O’Byrne on the Diamond Jubilee of his  ordination and last week we learnt with horror of the death of Detective Garda Colm Horkan. To hear that a member of our Garda force has been murdered fills us with disdain and fear.   We look upon them as a body set apart, as something precious, vital, protect life. A sort of invisible shield that stands between us and the ‘big bad world’ and then to see something awful to happen to one of their members ,hits us where it hurts. Our local Gardai have placed a condolence book at the barrack ,where people can put down their names and  show solidarity with our National Garda Siochana.   Please support it well.

[read more …] “Eily’s Report 23rd June”

Large Numbers of People Sign Book of Condolence at Millstreet Garda Station

Liam Flynn of Millstreet signs the Book of Condolence in tribute to the late Detective Garda Colm Horkan at Millstreet Garda Station in the presence of Garda Andy McCarthy.   The Book remains open for ten days…10.00am to 1.00pm daily. Tap on the image to enlarge. (S.R.)

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

We thank Presenter, John Greene for advance information regarding this week’s programme at 7pm on C103 on Sunday, 21st June 2020.  (S.R.)

This week on ‘Where the road take me’, John Greene concludes the three part programme ‘Inspiration from the past’.   

The failure of the 1916 Rising, proved, that while the Irish were willing, they weren’t able or ready for the power of the enemy.    Those who were rounded up in its aftermath were shipped off to Frongoch prison camp in a remote part of Wales, and left basically to their own devices.  The camp now became known as a ‘University of Revolution’.  As a result, when the ‘War of Independence’ came about, the Irish were still willing, but as a result of the secret training they received at Frongoch, they were now also ready and able.  [read more …] ““Where the Road Takes Me” This Sunday at 7pm on C103″

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, 21st June 2020 at 11.30 am… Mass today will be offered for Ann & John Kelleher, Drishane Road; Ciss & Bill Kelleher, Cockhill & Christy O’Connor, Cullen. 

Our Weekday Broadcasts of Mass  

Mass on Monday (22nd June) for Neily O’Leary, West End; Jim & Nora Coleman, Murphy’s Terrace; Eily & Willie Cronin, Knocknakilla at 10.00a.m.

Mass on Tuesday (23rd June) for Pat & Kathleen Buicke, Murphy’s Terrace; Kathleen & Jackie Forde, Murphy’s Terrace & James Daly, Main Street at 10.00a.m.

Mass on Wednesday (24th June) for John O’Sullivan, Coolinarne; Thomas & Eileen O’Mahony, Kilmeedy; Maurice, Steven & John O’Sullivan, Dromagh at 10.00a.m.

Mass on Thursday (25th June) for Con O’Sullivan, Lyreaoune; The Eucharistic Adorers of Millstreet, Cullen & Ballydaly  at 10.00a.m.

Mass on Friday (26th June) for 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 sychronisation 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”

Parish Newsletter -21st June 2020

PARISH NEWSLETTER
BALLYDALY-CULLEN-MILLSTREET
Twelfth Sunday in Ordinary Time – 21st June, 2020
Canon John Fitzgerald P.P.
Tel Nos. Millstreet 029-70043/Mobile 087-7752948
PARISH OFFICE OPENING HOURS:
MONDAY-TUESDAY- WEDNESDAY-FRIDAY
10.00a.m.-1.00p.m. & 2.00p.m.-5.00p.m.
<email> dioceseofkerry.ie

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

RECENT DEATHS: Theresa Riordan, Florida & Michigan

Anniversaries: Jim & Nora Coleman, Murphy’s Terrace; Dan & Rosie Kelleher, Murphy’s Terrace; Neily O’Leary, West End; Gearoid Hickey, West End; Hannah O’Connor, Church Street & Cloghoulabeg; Eily Cronin, Knocknakilla; Dan & Ellen Harrington & Pat Burke, Knocknakilla; Angela & Stella Pomeroy, Willowbrook & London; Margaret Pomeroy & the deceased members of the Pomeroy family, Willowbrook; John Fleming, Cullen; Jimmy Walsh, Knocknageeha; Tim Kiely, Tubber; Nora Tarrant, Derrinagree.

AS RESTRICTIONS CONTINUE IN THE CONTEXT OF COVID-19 THE FOLLOWING IS THE SCHEDULE OF MASSES FOR THE WEEK AHEAD WHICH WILL BE CELEBRATED BY FR. FITZGERALD BEHIND CLOSED DOORS & TRANSMITTED ON OUR CHURCH TV & CORK MUSIC STATION (corkmusicstation.com)

SUNDAY (21st) at 11.30a.m for: Ann & John Kelleher, Drishane Road; Ciss & Bill Kelleher, Cockhill & Christy O’Connor, Cullen.  [read more …] “Parish Newsletter -21st June 2020”

Cork County Council Development Plan 2022 – 2028

Cork County Council Development Plan 2022 – 2028

Cork County Council are currently inviting submissions from the public with regard to the County Development Plan 2022 – 2028

One of the topics under consideration in the plan is Energy.  For anyone that has concerns regarding the proposed wind farm development at Mushera – now is your opportunity to make a submission.

You can make a submission on-line by logging on to website www.corkcoco.ie/en/Cork-County-Development-Plan-2022-2028 and follow the instructions or by making a written submission and addressing it to The Senior Planner, Planning Policy Unit, Floor 13, County Hall, Cork.

Deadline for receipt of submissions is midnight on Thursday July 2nd. 2020

Please note that email submissions will NOT be accepted.

Fr. Paddy O’Byrne’s Diamond Jubilee to the Priesthood Today

Sincere congratulations to the wonderfully popular Fr. Paddy O’Byrne who on this very day – Friday, 19th June 2020 – celebrates his Diamond Jubilee to the Priesthood.   Fr. Paddy was ordained to the Priesthood on this day 60 years ago in 1960.   Family and Countless Friends send their heartfelt greetings to Fr. Paddy on such a magnificent milestone in his priestly life.  He has been spreading the Good News at home and abroad in such a dedicated and enthusiastic manner – especially in Nebraska, USA – for six marvellous decades.   We wish Fr. Paddy many more years of great health and fulfilment in his inspiring priestly life here in his beloved home town of Millstreet .  (S.R.)

Fr. Paddy being presented with a copy of “Picture Millstreet” at Tubrid Holy Well in the presence of Cousin Eily Buckley and yours truly. Tap on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)
Fr. Paddy pictured with the late Fr. Joe Murphy at West End, Millstreet.

Book of Condolence Open in Tribute to Detective Garda Colm Horkan at Millstreet Garda Station Daily from 10am to 1pm

Millstreet Gardaí extend an invitation to sign at Millstreet Garda Station anytime daily from 10am to 1pm the special Book of Condolence in tribute to the late Detective Garda Colm Horkan, R.I.P..

Detective Garda Colm Horkan
RIP – 17th June 2020.
Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam.

COPE Foundation Fundraising Appeal

https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=3027855677293252&id=100002065486425&sfnsn=mo

https://www.facebook.com/donate/907648126415233/?fundraiser_source=external_url

We thank Noreen McSweeney for this Fundraising Appeal Notice.

Tadgh McSweeney's photo.

Tadgh’s fundraiser for Cope Foundation- 5 Peaks 1 Week ULTRA Challenge

Fundraiser for Cope Foundation by Tadgh McSweeney · 

€1,177 raised of €1,000

 

 

Donations by AIB Millstreet

AIB Bank Millstreet absolutely delighted to support three Local Community Groups to continue their important work during this difficult time. Pictured below are Carmel Hickey, AIB Bank Millstreet making presentations to Nora O’Connor CNM St. Joseph’s Daycare Centre Social Action Group, Rathmore, Marie O Sullivan, Manager, Millstreet Day Centre, and Margaret Collins, Director of Nursing, St.Josephs Community Hospital, Millstreet.

“Radio Treasures” Tonight with Focus on Eugene, Denis & Bumbleance

Tonight on “Radio Treasures” broadcast on Cork Music Station 9:30 to 11:00pm we feature our regular items with a blend of uplifting songs and music.    Being “Bloomsday” 16th June 2020 we hear Frank Patterson with one of the songs from James Joyce’s “The Dead”.

Our 10pm Interview is Library related when we meet a gentleman who has become quite famous on television and the media because of his hugely important input for the Library Service during COVID-19.   Representing the Library inputs we meet with Denis Tangney who introduces Eugene Bradley. 

Denis & Eugene of Library Services.

 And we reveal how Denis Murphy from Newmarket solved our unending clicking noise which could even be heard in Australia!   

Denis Murphy of Newmarket at Mount Leader, Millstreet

We also note the superb work of Millstreet Tidy Towns in recent days.   Feel most welcome to make contact with us….just email corkmusicstation @gmail.com  

Noreen Dennehy and Pat Randles of Millstreet Tidy Towns.

And we provide an update on Cork Music Station’s “Go Fund Me” Fundraising Campaign in aid of “Bumbleance” currently approaching €600.00.  This wonderfully praiseworthy Annual Project in aid of “Bumbleance” is coordinated by Ita and William Fitzgerald.  William will be interviewing a key member of that organisation at 10pm on CMS on this Thursday night during his weekly Thursday Show.

All this and more in tonight’s “Radio Treasures”.  Happy Listening!  (S.R.) [read more …] ““Radio Treasures” Tonight with Focus on Eugene, Denis & Bumbleance”

Eily’s Report – 16th June

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

Hopefully a date will be fixed for the biggest break in the Covid19 regulations, the ban on hairdressing. No other section of the entire pandemic regulations gets more coverage. It went to the point of panic as people of both genders, but mostly the women, looked to the future in despair as tresses grew longer and white roots got whiter. The signs were everywhere. Social distancing brought us into every home right across the world as reporters gave us their news from their own sitting rooms. Devoid of make-up and hair grooming. Hair was full topic on every phone call or meeting and friends who normally turned on Skype refrained from doing so because they were reluctant to let anybody see how they looked, unkempt. It was easy to get hair colour and family members turned stylists with a mixture of perfect or disastrous results. Not everybody was lucky enough to have someone  to trim their locks or even have a pair of scissors suited to the task, so the next best thing was D.I.Y. Again the need for a professional touch was plain to see.  They say that after this pandemic, things will never again be the same and I think it will apply to the locks as well. Some say they’ll never dye their hair again, others when they’ve seen it in a different line will want to change their style.  Hairdressers will be over-run because everybody will want to be in first.   The discarded tresses will fill volumes. It will level out in time but for now we mustn’t let the hair problem , go to our heads.

[read more …] “Eily’s Report – 16th June”

Meals on Wheels – 15th to 19th June 2020

he 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>

Thank you & stay safe.

Irish Pilgrimage Trust

Ria Buckley and Hannah Keane were due to travel to Lourdes with the Irish Pilgrimage Trust (IPT) on Easter Sunday. However due to the Covid19 situation the trip was cancelled. The girls raised €2,367.50 and they have donated the full amount to the Irish Pilgrimage Trust to support their ongoing work.

The girls would like to thank their parents, families, friends, local community, and everyone who helped to make the quiz and bake sale possible. Furthermore, they would like to thank all the local businesses for their tremendous support and generosity in donating prizes and refreshments.
They would also like to express their gratitude to all those that sponsored them.

Finally a very special thank you to the teachers and staff of Millstreet Community School who were so generous with their time especially, John Magee, Jennifer O’Donoghue, Mary Randles, Denise O’Leary and Marion Buckley.  [read more …] “Irish Pilgrimage Trust”

Death Notice: Jerome Walsh, Cork & Rathmore

The death has occurred of Jerome (Jerry) Walsh
Barrington’s Avenue, Ballintemple, Cork / Rathmore, Co. Kerry

WALSH (Cork and Kerry): On June 13th 2020, peacefully at Marymount University Hospital and Hospice, JEROME (JERRY) (Retired N.T.), Barrington’s Avenue, Ballintemple and late of Rathmore, dearly loved husband of Connie (née Houlihan) and much loved father of Maurice, James and Anne-Marie and loving brother of Barry and late twin Maurice.

Sadly missed by his loving wife and family, brother, daughter-in-law Mia, granddaughter Norah, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces, relatives, neighbours and friends.

A private family funeral will take place, in accordance with current guidelines. We thank you for your co-operation and understanding at this difficult time. Please leave your personal message for Jerry’s family on the condolence section of www.rip.ie or through

www.jerhoconnorfuneralhomes.ie

Family flowers only please, donations in lieu to Marymount Hospice.

“May he rest in peace”

Cloverhill Foods launch new baking mixes with an Appearance on Ireland AM

Cloverhill Foods featured on TV3’s Ireland AM Show this week with their new range of home baking mixes. Find about their new mixes and see inside their factory at Mount Leader Industrial Estate in the below video

The product is available at your local SuperValu and they  will reorder according to demand. Please try the product this week. Definitely very tasty and easy to make 👌

 

[read more …] “Cloverhill Foods launch new baking mixes with an Appearance on Ireland AM”

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, 14th June 2020 at 11.30 am… Mass today will be offered for the First Holy Communion Children of our Parish, their families & teachers.  We shall also be returning from “Lunchtime Favourites” to the Holy Hour for Corpus Christi 2020 and especially for the final Blessing at 12.55pm.

Our Weekday Broadcasts of Mass  

Mass on Monday (15th June) for Tom, Joan & Claire Grainger, Cloghoulamore & Birmingham; Billy & Lena Mulcahy, Dromahane at 10.00a.m.

Mass on Tuesday (16th June) for  Julie & Patie Hickey, Cullen; Christy & Bonnie Morley, Lislehane & their daughter Nuala Joyce, Tralee at 10.00a.m.

Mass on Wednesday (17th June) for William O’Leary, Dromnahilla; Breda O’Leary, The Square; Mary & Patrick Dineen, Knocknapogue at 10.00a.m.

Mass on Thursday (18th June) for Johnnie & Abina Sheehan, Knockbrack; Timmy O’Connor, Dooneen; Tadg Crowley, Drishanebeg  at 10.00a.m.

Mass on Friday (19th June) for Feast of The Sacred Heart 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 sychronisation of the two sounds. Tap on the images below to enlarge.  (S.R.)

To make contact with Cork Music Station :

Email corkmusicstation @gmail.com

Sat. 13th June 2020 was the Feast of St. Anthony. This splendid statue of the Saint is located in St. Patrick’s Church, Millstreet.

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

We thank Presenter John Greene for advance information regarding his Sunday (14th June 2020) Radio Programme.  (S.R.)

It’s a Where the Road Takes Me ‘Special’ this week, as John Greene brings you the story of a Lockdown with a difference.

In a working-class district of West London, a mother calls her son, who has Asperger’s Syndrome’, downstairs for dinner.

Both she and her husband are unaware that their youngest has amassed 73 million dollars while trading in the financial markets on his home computer in his bedroom.

Neither are they aware that their son will become the focus of a global manhunt for allegedly causing the most mysterious financial crash in history.

Multi agencies, including the FBI will seek his extradition to the US where he faces a total of 378 years jail term.  

This is a ‘David and Goliath’ story at it’s very best.  But why is a home lockdown involved and still is, as we speak.  [read more …] ““Where the Road Takes Me” on C103 This Sunday at 7pm”

Parish Newsletter – 14th June, 2020

PARISH NEWSLETTER
BALLYDALY-CULLEN-MILLSTREET
The Most Holy Body & Blood of Chirst – 14th June, 2020
Canon John Fitzgerald P.P.  

Tel Nos. Millstreet 029-70043/Mobile 087-7752948
PARISH OFFICE OPENING HOURS:
MONDAY-TUESDAY- WEDNESDAY-FRIDAY
10.00a.m.-1.00p.m. & 2.00p.m.-5.00p.m.
<email> dioceseofkerry.ie

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

Anniversaries: Nora Dennehy, Lackabawn; John & Margaret McCarthy, Lackabawn; Tom Radley, Minor Row; Anthony Price, Minor Row; Denny Kelleher, Minor Row; James Daly, Main Street; Dermot Murphy, Clara Road; Jimmy & Kathleen Cashman, Clara Road; Nora Desmond, Claramore; Michael O’Connor, Church Street & Cloghoulabeg;  John O’Brien, Ballydaly; Phyllis O’Connor, Lisnasheershane; Arthur Moynihan, Flintfield; Daniel Duggan, Carriganima; Fr. Donal Mulcahy, Annagloor & San Francisco.  [read more …] “Parish Newsletter – 14th June, 2020”