Special Sacred Space for Papal Visit 2018 at St. Patrick’s Church, Millstreet

A magnificent Sacred Space has been created at St. Patrick’s Church to especially mark the upcoming Papal Visit to Ireland by Pope Francis.   Coordinated by Canon John Fitzgerald, P.P. and Parish Secretary, Sharon Lane the wonderful feature is further enhanced by the work of Millstreet Men’s Shed (crafting the very beautiful tree), the photography of Fr. James McSweeney (superb image of the Cross on Clara Mountain) and the splendid art design of Declan Crowley of Milltech.  The overall theme is World Meeting of Families 21 – 26 August 2018. Here we share a selection of images illustrating the Sacred Space and also showing further Papal features within the Sanctuary.  Click on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.) [read more …] “Special Sacred Space for Papal Visit 2018 at St. Patrick’s Church, Millstreet”

Sr. Consilio’s Cuan Mhuire Centre in Farnanes – Church Gate Collection This Weekend


There will be a Church Gate Collection in Millstreet this weekend18th/19th August 2018 – in aid of Sr. Consilio’s Cuan Mhuire Centre in Farnanes.   This highly regarded facility treats Girls who experience addiction problems including substance and alcohol dependency.   Your support would be greatly appreciated.

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Birthday Celebrations at Millstreet Day Care Centre on Wednesday

We were delighted to record three wonderful Birthday Celebrations at Millstreet Day Care Centre today.  Coordinator Mary Feeley introduced us to Julia Murphy who is celebrating her 104th Birthday and who sang for us all a beautiful rendition of “My Donegal Shore” without even having to use glasses when referring to the words of the song!  Joining Julia was Kathleen Moynihan and Peg Tarrant.   A very Happy Birthday to all three splendid ladies.   Adding to the occasion there was a superb musical presentation by pupils from Presentation N.S., Millstreet.   A cheque of €500.00 was also presented to the Centre by the Pupils and Teacher Nora Murphy as the result of a recent Bake Cake Sale at the School.   Click on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.) [read more …] “Birthday Celebrations at Millstreet Day Care Centre on Wednesday”

Magical Snow Event 2018 at Mount Leader, Millstreet

While many of us are still snowbound (and trying to overcome a cold) thankfully a thaw is near.   Here with some 36 images we hope to share the magic of the past few days although undoubtedly days which created challenges for many.   Our base is Mount Leader where the kindness of neighbours delivering provisions and delicious soup is so hugely impressive.  Thankfully also electrical power has been maintained and the water supply continues to flow.  While my cat liked to roll in the snow she was delighted to be indoors in the warmth of my home.   And she has been great company during this amazing time.  Transmission of Church TV (although somewhat affected by weather conditions) is brilliant and a great advantage to the parish.  So let’s begin our “magical tour”.   Click on the images to enlarge especially the later selection in “read more”.   Enjoy!  (S.R.)

Trinity of snow-laden trees.

Footprints of very kind neighbours.

Porridge flakes and water for the birds.

Signs of much anticipated thaw.

And we continue to share 24 more images of our “magical tour”.  To access these just click on “read more” and also click on the pictures to enlarge.  (S.R.)

[read more …] “Magical Snow Event 2018 at Mount Leader, Millstreet”

Death Notice: Catherine Carroll (née O’Sullivan), Killarney

The death has occurred of Catherine CARROLL (née O’Sullivan)
Mill Road, Killarney, Co. Kerry / Farranfore, Co. Kerry.

And formerly of Killeagh, Farranfore. Beloved wife of the late Dan and loving mother of Denis, Donal, Pat and the late Seán. Very sadly missed and dearly loved by her family, daughters-in-law Marie, Ann, Helena and Fiona, her grandchildren Avril (Vancover, Canada), Orla, Darragh, Claudia (Chicago, USA), Ciara and Daniel, her cousins, relatives, neighbours and her many friends and the staff and residents at Our Lady Of Lourdes Care Facility, Kilcummin.

May She Rest In Peace.

Reposing at O’Shea’s Funeral Home, Cathedral Place, Killarney on Sunday evening from 4.00 pm to 6.00 pm. Removal at 6.00 pm on Sunday evening to St. Mary’s Cathedral. Requiem Mass on Monday morning at 10.30am, burial afterwards in Aghadoe Cemetery, Killarney.

Date Published: Friday 2nd February 2018 

Date of Death: Friday 2nd February 2018

The late Mrs. Catherine Carroll was mother-in-law of Marie (née Radley) formerly of The Square, Millstreet.   For many years I had the great privilege of knowing the late Mrs. Carroll, R.I.P..   Through her wonderful kindness, dedication to her Family, superb knowledge of the history of Killarney and beyond, consistent interest in all things local and great love of Radio Kerry, her inspiring example as a true Christian and her unique gift of making All feel so very welcome at all times – this real Lady has so enriched all our lives in a very special way.  Ní bheidh a leithéidí arís ann.  Ar dheis Dé go raibh a hanam dílis.  (S.R.) 

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Health Promoting School Flag Awarded to Presentation N.S., Millstreet

Margaret Crowley, (on left behind the flag) Health Promotion & Improvement H.S.E. presents the official Health Promoting School Flag to teacher Helen McAuliffe (on right behind the flag) who has coordinated the wonderfully praiseworthy project at Presentation N.S., Millstreet.  Click on the image to enlarge.  (S.R.)

[read more …] “Health Promoting School Flag Awarded to Presentation N.S., Millstreet”

Wonderfully Successful Quiz for Millstreet Hospital

Fianna Fáil Cumann organised its annual Quiz at McCarthy’s Bar on Friday night. It was a splendid success and realised a most impressive €1,223.00 for St. Joseph’s Community Hospital, Millstreet. Here we share our first selection of images from the very enjoyable at which Noreen Meade was the truly excellent MC while John O’Leary and Cllr. Bernard Moynihan as well as Deputy Michael Moynihan, T.D. coordinated the event most efficiently. Cork Rose Denise Collins and her Mum who attended representing Millstreet Hospital addressed the large gathering to express sincere thanks for this hugely appreciated annual gesture.  Click on the pictures to enlarge.  (S.R.)
Winners representing McCarthy’s Bar, Millstreet.
Runners-up – The Church Street Ladies.

[read more …] “Wonderfully Successful Quiz for Millstreet Hospital”

Late Donal (Donie) O’Sullivan of Kilcummin, Killarney

We wish to extend our sincere sympathy to all the O’Sullivan Family on the recent passing to his Eternal Reward of the late Donal (Donie) O’Sullivan (pictured above) of Kilcummin, Killarney. R.I.P.. We especially offer our heartfelt condolences to his beloved wife, Noreen (nee Hickey, formerly of Mill View, Millstreet), his loving daughter Helen, his brother Pat (who as “Sylvano the Magician” has for many years delighted audiences including his many appearances at Cloghoula N.S. Pattern Day), his sisters Breda, Joan and Mary. Below we share the official funeral arrangement notice. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam dílis. (S.R.)

The death has occurred of Donal (Donie) O’SULLIVAN
Dooneen & Droumadeesirt, Kilcummin, Killarney, Kerry

Beloved husband of Noreen and loving father of Helen. Very sadly missed and dearly loved by his family, brother Pat, sisters Breda, Joan and Mary, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nephews & nieces, relatives, neighbours and many friends. “May He Rest In Peace”

Reposing at O’Shea’s Funeral Home, Cathedral Place, Killarney on Tuedsay evening (31st Jan. 2017) from 5.00 pm to 7.00 pm. Funeral arriving at Our Lady Of Lourdes Church, Kilcummin on Wednesday at 12.30pm for Requiem Mass at 1.00 pm. Burial afterwards in Old Kilcummin Cemetery. Family flowers only by request, donations if desired to the Haematology Day Unit, Cork University Hospital.
[read more …] “Late Donal (Donie) O’Sullivan of Kilcummin, Killarney”

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”

Celebrating Supervalu’s New Look Store 6-8 October 2016

Maurice Angland promoting his renowned Glenlara Cheese at the magnificent new look Supervalu Store in Minor Row, Millstreet. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)
Maurice Angland promoting his renowned Glenrua Cheese at the magnificent new look Supervalu Store in Minor Row, Millstreet. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)

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Iona Gilbert promoting the wonderful products of Ballyhoura Apple Farm.
Ilona Gilbert promoting the wonderful products of Ballyhoura Apple Farm.

6supervalu-instore-promotions-2016-600And here are some more colourful images from Supervalu where Celebrity Chef Kevin Dundon is scheduled to attend this Friday evening. [read more …] “Celebrating Supervalu’s New Look Store 6-8 October 2016”

School Pals Meet on Bloomsday 2016

After 10.00 a.m Mass on Thursday (16/6/'16 - Bloom's Day) celebrated by Fr. Paddy O'Byrne - three ladies who had been in the same class at Presentation N.S., Millstreet met to recall happy memories.  From left - Bridget King, Eily Buckley and Sr. Mary Moynihan (presently at home on holidays from the Mercy Order, Rockhampton, North Queensland, Australia.  Click on the image to enlarge.  (S.R.)
After 10.00 a.m Mass on Thursday (16/6/’16 – Bloomsday) celebrated by Fr. Paddy O’Byrne – three ladies who had been in the same class at Presentation N.S., Millstreet met to recall happy memories. From left – Bridget King, Eily Buckley and Sr. Mary Moynihan (presently at home on holidays from the Mercy Order, Rockhampton, North Queensland, Australia). Click on the image to enlarge. (S.R.)

Uplifting Success of LTV2 Millstreet Church Gate Collection 2016

We wish to express sincere thanks to the many generous people who very kindly supported our annual LTV2 Millstreet church gate collection in Millstreet, Ballydaly and Cullen. The €2,100 (approx. - final figure to be confirmed later) contributed will help to fund batteries for cameras, purchase of discs, video recording tapes for cameras and the placement of our regular programmes on the Millstreet website making transmissions available worldwide. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)
We wish to express sincere thanks to the many generous people who very kindly supported our annual LTV2 Millstreet church gate collection in Millstreet, Ballydaly and Cullen. The €2,165.00 contributed will help to fund batteries for cameras, purchase of discs, video recording tapes for cameras and the placement of our regular programmes on the Millstreet website making transmissions available worldwide. Click on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.)

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Áine Collins Statement on Millstreet Hospital – Tuesday 23rd February

On the Election Trail at Dr. Pat O'Callaghan's Estate in Kanturk this afternoon - Áine Collins, T.D. with member of her dedicated Team. We thank Conor Breen for sharing the Statement and Chart below. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)
On the Election Trail at Dr. Pat O’Callaghan’s Estate in Kanturk this afternoon – Áine Collins, T.D. with members of her dedicated Team. We thank Conor Breen for sharing the Statement and Chart below. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)

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Áine Collins Statement on Millstreet Hospital – Tuesday 23rd February

Firstly I would like to assure everyone that Millstreet Hospital will continue to play a vital part in our community. The hospital is very much part of our Capital Investment Plan and it will improve and extend the Hospital.  The funding we secured of €5.75 million to invest in the facilities of the hospital confirms this.

The funds are going to towards a much needed extension to the hospital, which will improve the facilities including the respite care beds.  But with all renovations, there will be distributions and this will impact on the respite care beds and any patients needing respite care will be accommodated in nearby community hospitals and nursing homes to cause as little disruption to patients and their families as possible. [read more …] “Áine Collins Statement on Millstreet Hospital – Tuesday 23rd February”

Refurbished Millstreet Museum to be Officially Opened & Carnegie Centenary Celebrated on Wednesday 14th October 2015 at 7pm

Millstreet Museum will be officially opened following refurbishment on Wednesday, 14th October 2015 at 7.00 p.m..  The Carnegie Centenary Plaque will also be celebrated and a number of presentations will take place.   An historic medal will be officially presented to the Museum and focus will be placed on the historic treasures already on display.   Fuller details of the historic occasion will follow later.   Everyone is very welcome to this special event at which we expect the Mayor of Cork County to be present.  (S.R.)

Death Notice: Sr. Ann Margaret O’Connor, Kippagh, Millstreet & Brentford, Middlesex, England

On 25th May, 2015, suddenly at St. Mary’s Convent, Brentford, Middlesex, Sr. Ann Margaret O’Connor of Millstreet and Brentford, Middlesex, England.

Deeply mourned and sadly missed by her loving family, the Sisters of the congregation of the Poor Servants of the Mother of God, relatives and friends.

Remembrance Mass  at St. Patrick’s  Church, Millstreet on Monday 8th June at 7.30p.m.

Funeral will take place in Brentford, Middlesex.

May she rest in peace.   Ar dheis Dé go raibh a hanam dílis.