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]

Permitted Chairs and Stools for Papal Mass in Phoenix Park

It has been brought to our attention that there is an impression that neither stools nor chairs may be taken into the Phoenix Park for Sunday’s Papal Mass.  This is incorrect.  The Garda Website illustrates which type of seating is allowed to be brought to the special event.  This is how the permitted and non-permitted seating is illustrated on Garda Website where the green ticks signify permitted seating at Phoenix Park.  Click on the image to enlarge.  (S.R.)  :

Fr. Paddy O’Byrne’s Annual Mass in Tubrid Plus Picnic This Year

On Tuesday, 19th June 2018 Fr. Paddy O’Byrne celebrated his annual Mass at Tubrid marking the anniversary of his Ordination to the Priesthood in 1960.  People travelled from afar for this special Mass such as Fr. Paddy’s brother Kevin from Skibbereen, his brother Billy from Co. Wicklow and his sister Marie from Kanturk as well as many others such as the son of James O’Sullivan – Matthew who had just arrived back from Thailand.  Patricia Guerin, Breda Fitzgerald and James O’Sullivan added a new dimension this year – a picnic after the Mass creating such an uplifting atmosphere.  Fr. Paddy in his superb homily recalled many wonderful memories and hoped that Our Lady would bring everyone back again for the 2019 occasion in Tubrid.  Here we share a selection of images (11) from the splendid evening.  Click on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.) [read more …] “Fr. Paddy O’Byrne’s Annual Mass in Tubrid Plus Picnic This Year”

First Friday Mass Presently Available on Church TV

Celebrant Canon John Fitzgerald, P.P. is presently (from 7:30pm) saying First Friday Mass in St. Patrick’s Church, Millstreet.   While many could not attend due to weather conditions it is possible to tune into Church TV (Channel 53 UHF) to receive live transmission.  (S.R.)

Tender Touch Massage Therapy

Tender Touch is a mobile massage service where an experienced massage therapist (with diploma) travels to the clients private home, seniors care centre, or hospice. The massage is done in the comfort of your chair, wheelchair or bed. Gentle massage helps with circulation, rheumatism, pain control, and mental well being.

Services Offered:
– back, neck, shoulders massage
– Indian head massage
– hand and leg massage
– facial massage

For more information, or booking yours appointment, please contact the Massage Therapist at: 087 2878082. [1]

Mass Movement in Kilcorney

Pictured transporting church pews from St. Nicholas’ Church to the Kilcorney Community Centre are Pat Sheehan (driver), Tadhg Sheehan and Danny Sheehan. Due to damage caused by Hurricane Ophelia recently, all Masses are now celebrated in the Community Centre, until repairs are completed.
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Friends of the Children of Chernobyl – Rathmore Branch – 1997-2017 

Friends of the Children of Chernobyl
Rathmore Branch
1997-2017  – 21st Celebration

The Friends of the Children of Chernobyl Rathmore Branch are celebrating their 21st year of hosting Belarusian children and their interpreters.

To honour this occasion we will have a special Mass on Wednesday 19th July at 7.30pm  in Rathmore Church followed by light refreshments in Teach Íosagáin.

We would like to invite all of you who helped in any way since 1997.  We look forward to meeting you all on the night.

We thank Eileen for this important notice.  (S.R.)

Annual Mass at St John’s Well Mushera on Tonight Tuesday 27th June.

Mass will be celebrated at St John’s Well Mushera on Tonight Tuesday 27th June at 7.30pm, hopefully the Weather will be fine on the Evening.

[read more …] “Annual Mass at St John’s Well Mushera on Tonight Tuesday 27th June.”

Annual Medjugorje Anniversary Mass in Tralee on Monday, 3rd July at 7:30pm

Our Annual Medjugorje Anniversary Mass takes place in St. Brendan’s Church, Tralee on Monday next 3rd July 2017.  Rosary and Confession take place before Mass which commences at 7.30 p.m. There will be Adoration of the Most Blessed Sacrament after Mass. Refreshments afterwards in the Parish Centre.  We thank Breda King for this important notice.  (S.R.)

Traffic Arrangements for This Evening’s Annual Tubrid Mass 2017

In the interest of health and safety a maximum of 44 cars will be permitted to park within the Tubrid environs for the annual Tubrid Mass which takes place at 7:30pm on Friday, 26th May 2017.  This traffic arrangement will allow important access should any emergency vehicle be called upon.   We thank James for alerting us to this new parking plan for the annual Mass.  (S.R.)

Reach Out Cancer Support Annual Mass this Friday at 7:30 pm

“ROCS Reach Out Cancer Support Millstreet will hold their annual Mass this Friday 16th Dec at 7.30pm in St. Patrick’s Church, Millstreet.   All are welcome but in particular anyone who has been touched in any way directly or indirectly by cancer.   Please join us for a cuppa in Parish Centre afterwards.”  This message has been kindly shared by Mairéad Daly to whom we express our sincere thanks.  (S.R.)

Mass of Remembrance Tonight at 6:30 in St. Patrick’s Church Millstreet

The magnificent November Garden remembers 30 people who have gone to their Eternal Reward over the past year. A special Mass of Remembrance takes place on Sat. 26th Nov. at 6:30pm. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)
The magnificent November Garden remembers 31 people who have gone to their Eternal Reward over the past year. A special Mass of Remembrance takes place on Sat. 26th Nov. at 6:30pm. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)

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The very beautiful annual feature is coordinated by Canon John Fitzgerald, P.P., Sharon Lane, Declan Crowley of Milltech Printing and Julie Brady.
The very beautiful annual feature is coordinated by Canon John Fitzgerald, P.P., Sharon Lane, Declan Crowley of Milltech Printing and Julie Brady.

4november-garden-in-st-patricks-church-2016-1000And we share some further images below of this very special feature in St. Patrick’s Church, Millstreet. [read more …] “Mass of Remembrance Tonight at 6:30 in St. Patrick’s Church Millstreet”

Aubane News – Community Alert Annual Meeting plus Christmas Mass/Party

Aubane community alert annual crime prevention public meeting on Tuesday 22nd Nov. at 8.30 pm in Aubane Community Centre. All welcome. Members of An Garda Siochána will be in attendance.
Aubane Social Club Annual Community Christmas Mass and party at Aubane Community Centre on Thursday 1st Dec.  at 8.00 pm. All welcome.
We thank John A. Kelleher for the updates.  (S.R.)

Neighbours Meet After Saturday Evening Mass

Murphy's Terrace, Millstreet is the setting with which all these neighbours are linked. The Burke (Bourke) brothers meet with Dennehy Family members who were visiting Millstreet on Saturday and who had climbed Clara Mountain earlier in the day.  (S.R.)
Murphy’s Terrace, Millstreet is the setting with which all these neighbours are linked. The Burke (Bourke) brothers – Tommy & Brendan meet with Dennehy Family members who were visiting Millstreet on Saturday and who had climbed Clara Mountain earlier in the day. (S.R.)