Annual Mass at St Johns Well on this Monday Evening June 24th at 8pm

Mass will be celebrated at St John’s Well, Mushera, on this Monday 24th June at 8pm. Hopefully the weather will be fine on the Evening.

 

“A large crowd gathered for the annual outdoor Mass to mark the feast day of St John yesterday. A beautiful sunny evening make it so pleasant for everyone and the views were spectacular to match” [2u.ie]

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Death Notice: Nora Tarrant, Derrinagree

The death has occurred of Nora Tarrant (née Roche, Carriganima), of Derrinagree. On June 20th 2019, unexpectedly, in The Bon Secours, Cork. Loving wife of David, dear mother of Nicholas, Martina (Buckley), Elaine (Reardon), Stephen and Fiona (Byrne), sister of the late Paddy, James, Peggy, Connie, Stephen, Maureen, Fr. Jack, Peter and Diarmuid, sister-in-law of the late Andy and John. Deeply regretted by her family, brother Liam, sisters-in-law, brother-in-law, sons-in-law, daughters-in-law, her 13 grandchildren, nieces, nephews, relatives, neighbours and friends.

Reposing at Tarrant’s Funeral Home Millstreet (P51 XF86) on Friday evening from 5pm to 8pm. Reception into The Church Of The Blessed Virgin Mary, Derrinagree (P51 K316) on Saturday for 12 noon Mass. Funeral afterwards to St. Mary’s Cemetery Millstreet. Family flowers only, please. ‘Ar dheis Dé go raibh a h-anam’. [RIP] [f]

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Eily’s Report – 18th June

Dia is Mhuire díobh go léir a chairde, and welcome to my report.A very important meeting of our Bowling Club will be held at the Men’s Shed tonight starting at 7.30.  The bowling club is organised by the Active Retired Group and members of the Men’s Shed. All are welcome to tonight’s meeting. Please give it your best support .Mass will be said at Drishane Cemetery this evening commencing at 7:30 pm. Mass in Cullen Cemetery on Thursday evening at 7:30 pm. Mass at St. John’s Well June 24th at 8 pm.

A very successful two day pony show was held at the Green Glens Complex at the weekend. And from July 8 -14 inclusive we will see the return of the I.M.G.A Mounted Games Championships. As confirmed by their representative Conor O Leary in the following message –

“Mounted Games are again coming to Millstreet this year, this time with a larger competition than before. This time we will host the European Team Championships, from Sunday the 7th to Sunday the 14th of July, which will include over 350 riders from right across Europe, ranging in age from U12 to adult. The memories of Millstreet 2016 have created a huge expectation and excitement towards this years competition, and any competition abroad we go to all they talk about is coming to Millstreet.”    The website for the competition can be found at  https://imgaeuros2019.com/

[read more …] “Eily’s Report – 18th June”

Tubrid Mass To Be Broadcast on Cork Music Station on Tuesday at 8pm

Fr. Paddy O’Byrne presents a Millstreet Calendar to Fr. Kevin Mulcahy (on right) following the annual celebration of Mass at Tubrid Holy Well for Examination Students whose exams begin on Wednesday. Held on Tuesday, 7th June 2016 in the exquisite setting the occasion was blessed with beautiful weather. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)

On this Tuesday evening for the very first time we shall be transmitting live on Cork Music Station the annual Examinations Mass being concelebrated at Tubrid Holy Well by Fr. Kevin Mulcahy and Fr. Paddy O’Byrne.   The Broadcast begins at 7:50pm with Mass at 8:00pm.   To tune in anywhere in the world just click Here

Cork Music Station will be broadcasting live from Tubrid Holy Well on Tuesday, 4th June 2019 from 7:50pm.  Sincere thanks to Denis Lane for public address system and to William & Ita Fitzgerald for broadcast coordination.  To James O’Sullivan we extend grateful thanks for much appreciated support in this project.  “Radio Treasures” will be broadcast at 10pm on Tuesday night also.  (S.R.)

Cemetery Masses

In Kilcorney, Cemetery Masses will be celebrated at:

  • Kilcorney graveyard on June 7th at 7.30pm, and at
  • Old Kilcorney Graveyard on June 21st at 7.30pm.

Also, in Millstreet, the Cemetery Masses will be held at:

  • St. Mary’s Cemetery on next Friday 7th June at 7.30p.m.
  • Drishane Cemetery on Tuesday 18th June at 7.30p.m.
  • Cullen Cemetery on Thursday 20th June at 7.30p.m.

… and St. John’s Well Mass is on Monday 24th June at 7.30p.m. [1]

Death Notice: Stephen Buckley, Medfield, Mass., U.S.A.

 

Stephen Buckley

May 09, 2019

Stephen Buckley of Medfield, MA passed away in his sleep on May 9th after a battle with cancer.

Steve is survived by Susan (Bliss) Buckley, his loving wife and partner of 47 years, his three children and four grandchildren: daughter Sarah Rodenhi of Medfield, her husband Kyle and their children Catherine and Owen; son Daniel Buckley, his wife Laura Luo and their daughter Saya; son Timothy Buckley of South Boston, his wife Kelsey (Ill) Buckley and their daughter Joanna. He is the brother of John S. Buckley, formerly of Westwood and Gerald Buckley of Duxbury; he was predeceased by his brother Kevin Buckley of West Roxbury. He is also the beloved uncle of many nieces and nephews.

Steve was born in Jamaica Plain, the third of four boys born to the late Stephen Buckley (Dooneen) and Catherine Long (Aubane), of Millstreet, County Cork, Ireland. Steve graduated from Boston Latin School before receiving degrees from Bowdoin College and Northeastern University. He spent his professional career as a partner at Ernst & Young for over 35 years, eventually leading the life science industry practice.  [read more …] “Death Notice: Stephen Buckley, Medfield, Mass., U.S.A.”

Death Notice: Mary Gahan, Minor Row

The death has occurred of Mary Gahan, Minor Row, Millstreet. Retired N.S. teacher. Passed away peacefully at her residence, sadly missed by her cousins, friends and good neighbours.
Lying in repose in Tarrant’s Funeral Home, Millstreet, on Sunday evening from 6.30pm to 7.30pm. Reception into St Patrick’s Church, Millstreet, on Monday for 12 noon Mass, burial afterwards in Drishane Cemetery. May She Rest in Peace. [rip [read more …] “Death Notice: Mary Gahan, Minor Row”

Johnny Hickey Memorial Spring Car Run on Sunday last an outstanding Success

Millstreet Vintage Club would like to thank everyone who came along to the inaugural Johnny Hickey Memorial Spring Car Run on Sunday last with an astounding 71 fabulous Cars taking part in the Event,thanks to each and everyone for making the Trip to Millstreet,the Cars left Millstreet just after 12 noon and were led out by the Millstreet Pipe Band with whom Johnny Hickey was a Member of for many years,after the Cars left the Town they made there way up Tullig,on past Millstreet Country Park and on to Knocknakilla with the Event then making its way on to the Macroom/Millstreet Road where it crossed the Road and continued its way over the scenic Mullaghanish Road which brought all the Cars on to a  Break at The Abbey Hotel in Ballyvourney for some refreshments,from here Cars moved on to the Clondrohid Road from where they continued on to Lisscarrigane and eventually made there way back on to the Macroom/Millstreet Road again near Carriganima and from here the Cars headed in the direction of Millstreet and then turned off left at Kilmeedy up past the Castle before heading for beautiful Ballagh and on into the Kingdom of Kerry with a Scenic Run over to Rathmore and then heading back on the Road to Millstreet from where they turned off left and passed up Johnny Hickeys Residence before heading out past the Railway Station and on over the Glebe before entering into the back of Drishane and going through its wonderful Grounds after which the Cars made there way back to the finish in Millstreet at around 4pm where everybody adjourned to the Wallis Arms Hotel for a welcome Meal.

Millstreet Vintage Club would like to thank all the People that helped out which helped make the Event a massive success,to all the Marshalls,Bike Marshalls,Registration/Sign On,Route Layout etc many many thanks for all your help,also we wish to thank Millstreet Pipe Band,An Garda Siochana,Wallis Arms Hotel,Abbey Hotel,The Duggan Family and Staff and Residents of Drishane,Photographers and Media People,finally many thanks to the Hickey Family for there support and for donating the Johnny Hickey Memorial Cup to Millstreet Vintage Club and Congratulations to the First ever winner of this most beautiful Cup Patrick O’Flynn for Best Car in his Volkwagen Beetle,a most worthy winner,we look forward to seeing you all again for the 2020 Johnny Hickey Memorial Spring Car Run.

 

We thank Matthew Twomey, Ray Corkery and Danny Lane for the Photos.

 

 

Millstreet CCÉ Play at St. Patrick’s Eve Mass

Maintaining a wonderful tradition at St. Patrick’s Church in Millstreet – Members of Millstreet CCÉ played a number of superb traditional airs at Mass on the Eve of St. Patrick’s Day 2019.   The blessed shamrock was placed near the altar.  Celebrant was Canon John Fitzgerald, P.P..   Beannachtaí na Féile Pádraig oraibh go léir – The Blessings of St. Patrick to All.  Click on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.) [read more …] “Millstreet CCÉ Play at St. Patrick’s Eve Mass”

House of Prayer Monthly Meeting at Cloghoulabeg Millstreet

The monthly meeting at the House of Prayer in Cloghoulabeg, Millstreet was coordinated by Tom and Mairéad Dennehy with Mass on this occasion (Wednesday, 13th Feb. 2019) celebrated by Fr. Seán Tucker.   Here we share six images from the special event.  Click on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.)Here below we feature pictures from a previous meeting. [read more …] “House of Prayer Monthly Meeting at Cloghoulabeg Millstreet”

Remembering the late Con O’Sullivan of Carriganima

During the recent Funeral Mass of the late Con O’Sullivan of Carriganima Village who was known far and wide as a true gentleman, a wonderfully dedicated Postman supreme and one who fulfilled many hugely impressive roles – a magnificent tribute was delivered by members of Con’s Family.   Here we share the beautiful feature which appeared in last week’s “Corkman” in the Clondrohid Notes.   We thank Con’s Daughter, Mary (who so superbly supported Con especially in his later years within a very welcoming home setting) for also sharing a number of images showing Con in his renowned Postman’s role and also his great love and care of pet dogs.   We extend our sincere sympathy to the entire O’Sullivan Family on the sad departure of Con to his Eternal Reward.  R.I.P..  Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam dílis.   Click on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.)

Mary and her father Con

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Acknowledgment – First Anniversary of Nono O’Keeffe

Acknowledgement and First Anniversary of Nora (Nono) O’KEEFFE, née Brosnan, Du Con Road, Millstreet, Co. Cork.

On the first anniversary of Nono’s sad passing (31st December 2017), Connie and family would like to express their sincere gratitude to all who sympathised with them on their loss. We wish to thank all those that attended the Removal, Funeral and Burial. Thank you to our relatives, friends and neighbours that brought food, sent flowers, Mass cards and messages of sympathy. As it would be impossible to thank everyone individually, we hope this acknowledgment will be accepted as a token of our sincere thanks and appreciation. A very special word of thanks to Fr Jack for his support throughout the year to Connie and the family and to our dedicated carers Eilish Culloty and Eileen Corkery “Ar dheis Dé go raibh a hanam dílis” Nono’s First Anniversary mass will be in St Patricks Church Millstreet on Dec 29th at 6.30pm.

Presentation Day 2018 in Millstreet

A wonderful annual Millstreet tradition on Presentation Day (21st Nov. 2018) was superbly upheld today when the children from Presentation N.S. splendidly enhanced the liturgy of the 10:00 a.m. Mass with their truly exquisite singing and music.  This was followed by the placement of a special wreath in the Cemetery of the Presentation Sisters near the Church Grounds where a special hymn in honour of Nano Nagle who founded the Presention Sisters Order was sung by the 34 sixth class pupils.   Staff members from Millstreet Community School and Sr. Eileen of the Presentation Order also attended the annual celebration. Here we share some 23 images from the annual occasion.  Click on the pictures to enlarge.  (S.R.) [read more …] “Presentation Day 2018 in Millstreet”

Rev Fr. Thaddeus O’Connor Gives a Lecture at Quincy

O’CONNOR, Fr Thaddeus 1882-1959 Born 16 November 1882 in Millstreet, Co. Cork, Thady came to Rockwell as a boarder in 1898 where he was classmate of Edward Leen, ‘Red’ Mick O’Connor and John English. He joined the Juniorate when it was reopened 1900 and was prefect, 1902-6. He captained the 1904 Rockwell Munster Cup Team 1904 which included the Ryan Brothers, Jack and Mike – former internationals – Edward Leen, and Eamon de Valera. The doings of that team on and off the field were the source of unending anecdotes at reunions in later years and Thady featured in most of them because of his dashing and daring disposition. He did his novitiate in Prior Park, Bath, with Fr Tom O’Brien as novice master, and he then went on to France for his senior studies. Ordained in 1911 he received his obedience the following year for Nigeria.  [read more …] “Rev Fr. Thaddeus O’Connor Gives a Lecture at Quincy”

Remembering Our Faithful Departed

Parish Secretary, Sharon Lane has created a very special feature in front of the main altar of St. Patrick’s Church, Millstreet for this Saturday Evening’s Mass of Remembrance.  We also share images of the November Garden Sacred Space 2018 in the Church.  Click on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.) [read more …] “Remembering Our Faithful Departed”

November Mass of Remembrance Tonight at 6:30 in Church

The dedicated Team involved in the design, the arrangement and the overall maintenance of the special Sacred Space – The November Garden of Remembrance 2018 (more images of which we shall upload later today) – include Canon John Fitzgerald, P.P., Sharon Lane (Parish Secretary), Declan Crowley of Milltech Print Design Co., Cork and Julie Brady, Sacristan.  The annual feature is greatly admired and is a source of very real consolation to many.

The Annual Mass for all those who died within the past year will be celebrated tonight – Saturday, 10th Nov. 2018 at 6:30pm in St. Patrick’s Church, Millstreet.   All are invited to this special Mass of Remembrance.  Click on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.)

John Lucey, First Anniversary and Acknowledgement

In loving memory of John Lucey late of Minor Row, Millstreet, who passed away on October 27th 2017.

On John’s first anniversary, his daughter Aileen, brothers Kevin and Martin, sister Jean and Martina, wish to express our sincere gratitude for your kindness sympathy and support during our difficult time.
We thank all those who called and sympathized with us at John’s funeral, those who took the time to send letters and cards. Your thoughtfulness and support has meant so much and has been greatly appreciated.
John had a long and difficult time with illness we thank all those who were involved in his care. His many friends and work colleagues contributed in a huge way to making his funeral a memorable and emotional occasion for that we will always be grateful. Thank you to Fr. Jack and Fr. Radley for delivering a meaningful and wonderful funeral mass. A sincere thanks to Anne Cotter, musicians, and Louise for the beautiful music which meant so much to us. To Crowley’s Undertakers Ballincollig for your professionalism kindness and compassion. To all of you mentioned and to those whom it is not possible to thank personally please accept this acknowledgement as a token of our gratitude.

Johns first anniversary mass will take place at 7:30pm Monday November 12th at St.Patrick’s Church, Millstreet.

Millstreet Comhaltas welcomes guests from Killeigh Comhaltas

This weekend sees the return visit as part of an exchange programme between Millstreet Comhaltas Branch and Killeigh Comhaltas branch. In February, members of Millstreet travelled to Killeigh in Co. Offaly where they were hosted by families and engaged in activities arranged. Nineteen members of the Killeigh Branch are travelling to Millstreet today (Friday 2nd). They will be put up by families here, and there are a few events over the weekend where you can catch them:

Seisiún at Wallis Arms Hotel – Friday 2nd November from 9pm
Tradtional music at 6:30pm Mass – Saturday 3rd November
Seisiún in Corkery’s Bar – Saturday 3rd November from 9pm (ish)

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Retirement Reception for Hannah Kelleher in Cullen

We’re presently preparing a full feature on the special Mass and wonderful Reception for Hannah Kelleher who after fourteen years of dedication is retiring  from Cullen N.S. where she has been Principal since 2004.  We wish Hannah every happiness in her richly deserved retirement as she embarks on a new phase in life.   Lots more pictures to follow in coming days.  Click on the image below to enlarge.  (S.R.)

Retiring Principal, Hannah Kelleher (standing with bouquet on extreme left) pictured with members of her Family at the special reception in Cullen Community Centre following Mass in Cullen Church on Friday, 19th Oct. 2018.

Retirement Mass and Reception for Hannah Kelleher, Principal, Cullen N.S. on Friday 19th Oct. 2018 Beginning at 7pm

Mass will be celebrated in Cullen Church on Friday, 19th October at 7:00pm to bid a fond farewell to Hannah Kelleher, Principal, Cullen N.S.. The children of the school are busy practising their songs and readings for this Mass. Parents, current pupils, past pupils and members of the community and beyond are all most welcome to attend. 
After Mass, all are invited to attend celebrations in the Community Centre. Music will be provided by past-pupils of Mrs. Kelleher, pupils who would have formed part of the School Band at some stage.  These musicians are encouraged to bring their instrument of choice on the night, to be part of this momentous occasion.
We extend sincere congratulations to Hannah who has contributed so inspiringly to the education of so many young people in such a dedicated manner over many fruitful and uplifting years.    We all wish Hannah a very Happy, Healthy and Fulfilling Retirement.  Click on the images to enlarge.(S.R.)

 

 

Celebrating Joan Wall’s Wonderful 90th Birthday

Millstreet Active Retired  at the Parish Centre celebrated esteemed Member, Joan Wall on her wonderful 90th Birthday following their Annual Mass on 17th Sept. 2018. Lots more images to follow. Click on the image to enlarge. (S.R.)

John R FitzGerald Mahoney

Hi, I’m trying to find my ancestral roots: My Great Grandfather, John R FitzGerald, was born in Millstreet around 1828 and married my Great Grandmother, Mary Mahoney who was also from Millstreet and born in 1844. They came to the US in the 1860’s. His father was Richard FitzGerald born around 1800 and died in 1840. His wife was Nancy Murphy. Both from Millstreet. I was hoping that someone might know something about them. I am planning a visit to Millstreet next year.Any help would be appreciated.

Stuart Burnett, Massachusetts [1]