Planning Permission for Millstreet Community Hospital Extension Gets the Green Light

Planning permission has been approved for the second phase of refurbishment and extension works at St. Joseph’s Community Hospital Millstreet. The planning application was submitted to Cork County Council in February, following the completion of the first phase of works in 2018.

Permission includes the construction of a single-storey extension to the existing hospital, consisting of 11 ensuite bedrooms, dining room, kitchen store and changing facilities, new extended day rooms, toilets and assisted bathrooms, administration offices, relocated staff changing facilities, laundry room, plant room, meter room, new link corridor, and secure garden courtyard.  Permission has also been granted for the demolition of several structures within the grounds, including two existing single-storey rear extensions, part of a rear kitchen extension, garden wall to the rear of the site and roadside wall to the front of the building.  [read more …] “Planning Permission for Millstreet Community Hospital Extension Gets the Green Light”

Death Notice: Marie Senior

The death has occurred of Marie Senior (née Mc Donald), Millstreet, and formerly of St Malachy’s Drive, Greenhills, Dublin. Passed away peacefully aged 77 years in the loving care of the staff at Millstreet Community Hospital. Beloved wife of William, dearly loved by her daughter Karen, son Ray, brothers Tony and Frank, son-in-law Francis, daughter-in-law Geraldine, grandchildren Ben and Ally, relatives and friends.
Lying in Repose in Tarrant’s Funeral Home, Millstreet on Thursday evening from 6pm to 8pm followed by removal to St Patrick’s Church, Millstreet. Requiem Mass on Friday at 12 noon with burial afterwards in St Mary’s Cemetery, Millstreet. No flowers please. Donations to Millstreet Community Hospital.

This Evening: Gala Concert in Millstreet Church

Millstreet Community Hospital are delighted and looking forward to hearing Duhallow choral society with Kerry choral Union in a Gala concert this evening, Sunday 14th April @ 7 o’clock in St.Patrick’s Church Millstreet. Tickets are available in local shops. Your Support is greatly appreciated 🎼🎼

A sample from rehearsals last weekend:


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Remembering the late Matron Eileen (Nellie) Barrett of Kanturk

We wish to extend our sincere sympathy to the Relatives of the late Matron Eileen (Nellie) Barrett of Kanturk who was laid to rest today (Sunday, 10th Feb. 2019).  R.I.P..  Her wonderful dedication as Matron of St. Joseph’s Community Hospital in Millstreet for many years was truly inspirational.  Ar dheis Dé go raibh a hanam dílis. 

Corkery’s Bar Annual St. Stephen’s Day Quiz – Thank You

Corkery’s bar would like to thank everyone who took part in this years quiz. A total of €1,000 was raised which has been split between Millstreet Hospital and Millstreet Day Care Centre. A big thanks to Bernard Murphy & family members and to Mark Neville for running the quiz. A big thanks as well to Sean Radley for taking great pictures on the day. [photos]

Wonderful Response to Corkery’s Bar Annual St. Stephen’s Day Quiz

Corkery’s Bar Annual St. Stephen’s Day Quiz was this year held in aid of
Millstreet Community Hospital and Millstreet Day Care Centre.   A capacity attendance on Wednesday, 26th Dec. 2018 guaranteed a truly successful event.   Here we share some 20 images illustrating the superbly enthusiastic and happy young participants at the annual occasion where the two Question Masters did a splendid job.  A very Happy New Year to All.  Click on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.)  [read more …] “Wonderful Response to Corkery’s Bar Annual St. Stephen’s Day Quiz”

Wonderful Retirement Reception for Joan Collins

Marking 32 years of supreme dedication at St. Joseph’s Community Hospital, Millstreet a very special Retirement Reception was held on the evening of Friday, 16th Nov. 2018 at Corkery’s Bar, West End, Millstreet to honour Joan Collins on her retirement.   Staff members enjoyed a splendid occasion during which the very popular Joan was made a number of presentations with many words of great praise delivered.   We wish Joan a very Happy, Healthy and Fulfilling Retirement following her inspiring work for the past 32 years at the Hospital.   Here we share a selection of images from the magnificent reception.   We thank Patricia Robertson (Clerical Officer at the Hospital) for alerting us to the special occasion.  Click on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.) [read more …] “Wonderful Retirement Reception for Joan Collins”

Minister for State visits Millstreet Hospital

Minister for State at the Department of Health with responsibility for Older People Jim Daly TD visited both Millstreet and Kanturk Community Hospitals yesterday. It was good for the Management & Staff at the Hospitals to show the Minister the good work and care that takes place in these facilities and update him on the progress of refurbishment plans for each Hospital. Also pictured are Cllr. John Paul O’Shea, Matron Margaret Collins, and HSE.

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St. John’s G.A.A. Club’s Magnificent Win This Weekend

Sincere congratulations to Aubane’s St. John’s G.A.A. Club’s truly magnificent win in the Junior B Football Championship on Saturday night in Millstreet Town Park.  The very popular Club has members from not just Aubane and Mushera but well beyond. At the Club’s Annual Church gate Collection over the weekend not just one but two superb Cups were proudly displayed.  Trainer Jimmy Murphy had a very busy schedule on Saturday night as he made it in time following the successful outcome in the important match to be present at “The Pub” in Carriganima to present substantial cheques to both Millstreet and Macroom Hospitals (fuller pictorial report on that event later) as a result of the Annual Fun Run in Carriganima.  Since this event began a most impressive €13,000.00 has been presented to assist fundraising in the hospitals.  Here we share some 11 images from the uplifting weekend.  Click on the pictures to enlarge.  (S.R.) [read more …] “St. John’s G.A.A. Club’s Magnificent Win This Weekend”

Upcoming Features on our Website from 21st July 2018

The following images illustrate a variety of topics for which we’re presently preparing full features which will be uploaded later.  Click on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.)

Mícheál Martin, Leader Fianna Fáil, visits Millstreet’s Cúl Camp with Michael Moynihan, T.D..
Cúl Camp 2018 at Millstreet Town Park with special guest Darragh Fitzgibbon – renowned GAA Star from Charleville….pictured at back left with dark blue jacket.
Matron Margaret Collins welcomes “Peppa the Pig” – one of the real stars of the visiting Mobile Farm!
Gerard Cleary and son Colm from Hospital, Co. Limerick – Coordinators supreme of visiting Mobile Farm at Millstreet Community Hospital.
Mobile Farm at Millstreet Hospital….Funded by the Friends of Millstreet Community Hospital.

Magnificent Open Day at Millstreet Community Hospital on Sunday Afternoon

Sunday, 27th May 2018 marked the wonderfully successful Open Day at St. Joseph’s Millstreet Community Hospital during which Matron Margaret Collins (in red above) and her superb Staff welcomed an enormous assembly of Guests from far and wide including Doctors, Canon John Fitzgerald, P.P., Cllr. John Paul O’Shea, Noel Buckley (Chairman of Millstreet Community Council), former Staff including Matron Lena…and many relatives of Hospital Residents.   A magnificent barbeque was provided by Jerry P. and James O’Leary & Staff while delicious baking was enjoyed by all with teas and coffee.   Guests were hugely impressed by the guided tour which they received of the Hospital with its most impressive new developments.   Here we share some twenty images of the very special  occasion with its splendid atmosphere….with more to follow later.  Click on the pictures to enlarge.  (S.R.) [read more …] “Magnificent Open Day at Millstreet Community Hospital on Sunday Afternoon”

Progress on Millstreet Community Hospital Phase I

Cllr John Paul O’Shea recently gave an update on the upgrade works at Millstreet Community Hospital:

“Currently completing Phase 1 of its refurbishment and their design team is currently reviewing existing layouts and accommodation in line with HIQA requirements and it is envisaged planning permission will be sought for Phase 2 of the refurbishment in early 2019. Both hospitals must adhere to the Health Information & Quality Authority National Standards for Resident Care Settings for Older People.”

This is good news, but it looks like Phase Two is still a long way away. In the Seanad questions and answers last Thursday (May 17th), in response to Senator Colm Burke’s questions on Kanturk and Millstreet Hospitals, Junior Minister Catherine Byrne TD said that the planning application would be 2019, construction hopefully to start in 2020, and finalisation in 2021 … so three years before phase 2 is complete   [read more …] “Progress on Millstreet Community Hospital Phase I”

“Radio Treasures” on Thursday This Week 9:30 – 11:00 pm

We thank Michael O’Leary and Elwood from Louisville, Kentucky, USA for the presentation of this truly magnificent book outlining in brilliant colour the history of the world famous race which takes place annually on the first Sat. in May – So this year it’s on Sat. 5th May 2018. This beautiful book plus a very fine Tee Shirt will be displayed in Millstreet Museum.

“Radio Treasures” this week is being broadcast on Thursday, 3rd May 2018 from 9:30 to 11:00 pm.  We feature our usual mixture of cheerful songs, music and musings.   And, of course, being the start of Summer (!) we include Canon Sydney McEwan’s “Bring Flowers of the Fairest” plus some special Showband Favourites.   We hope also to feature the official launch recordings of Killarney’s “Nathan’s Walk” supporting Darkness into Light for Pieta House….This special item will be transmitted at 10pm.  And we chat about the background to the pictures below.  Click on the images to enlarge. We invite you to tune into our weekly broadcast this week on Thursday from 9:30 to 11:00 pm on   

Banteer’s Glen Theatre Drama Group will present their magnificent production of “It Runs in the Family” at Dublin’s Olympia Theatre on Thurs. 3rd May 2018 and at the Market Place Theatre in Armagh City on Sat. 5th May. Every success to the superbly talented Drama Group.

Nora Murphy’s Class from Presentation N.S. presents a €600.00 cheque to Matron Margaret Collins at Millstreet Community Hospital resulting from a recent Bake and Cake Sale in the School.
Dr. Michael with his wife, Maria accepts a presentation from Matron Margaret Collins on his recent retirement in his role as Resident Doctor to the Community Hospital….And below Mary Fitzgerald also makes a presentation.


What a pleasant surprise in the post this morning! “Comhnasc” is the national Journal of the Retired Teachers of Ireland. The Photographer with a powerful telephoto lens captured us as we attened the recent Annual Convention in Dublin’s Gresham Hotel. The response has been quite uplifting!

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More Donations from Volunteering Fundraisers

As the generosity of the local businesses and community was so great during the fundraising efforts for my volunteering in India, it allowed other donations to be made to two other very worthy causes Marymount Hospice and Millstreet Community Hospital. €910 has been donated to both (pictures below).

I shall send updates during my 10 weeks of volunteering. I have received my itinerary for the first four weeks and I shall be teaching a class of 30 kids in Palampur aged between 10 -15 yrs. I will be teaching English, mathematics, general knowledge and sports to them.

Again a massive thank you to everyone who helped out, took part and donated to these volunteering efforts – Celina.

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Corkery’s Bar Annual St Stephens Day Quiz – Thank You

Corkery’s bar would like to say a big thank you to everyone who took part in this years quiz. A total of €1,040 was raised which will be split between Millstreet Hospital and The Cope Foundation

A big thanks as well to Bernard Murphy for setting the questions and to all those who helped run the quiz.

Christmas Concert in Millstreet Church

Millstreet Community Hospital are looking to renovate their palliative care room in the hospital and are in need of your help. If you can come to our concert on the 8th of December it would be greatly appreciated.Tickets are available at Millstreet Hospital and from local outlets.
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Very Generous Cheque Presentation to Hospital from Stretcher & Bingo Events

A most impressive cheque for €3,400.00 was presented by Celina O’Mahony (seated 2nd from left) who was representing the superb Organisers of the exciting Fundraising Stretcher Race in May (Siobhán Tarrant and Linda O’Mahony were especially thanked for their great dedication together with other team participants).  The Bingo Event on New Year’s Day held in the Bush Bar was organised by Sheila Barrett and her wonderful team.  Receiving the cheque for the Friends of Millstreet Community Hospital is Noreen McSweeney.  The Race resulted in a fund of €2,600.00 while the Bingo made €800.00 for the praiseworthy cause.   Connie Hickey of the Bush Bar was especially thanked for his wonderfully kind support and cooperation.  Click on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.)


Presentation of Impressive Fianna Fáil Quiz Cheque to Hospital

A very impressive cheque resulting from the recent Fianna Fáil Quiz at McCarthy’s Bar, Millstreet was presented to St. Joseph’s Community Hospital on Thursday evening. Among the speakers were John O’Leary, Margaret Collins and Lena Kelleher. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)

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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.

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Millstreet Community Hospital must get its respite care beds back

Cork North West TD, Michael Moynihan has said that the HSE in Cork need to ensure that respite care beds that were transferred from Millstreet Community Hospital to a private facility to allow for refurbishment works are returned as quickly as possible.

“Last year, six respite care beds were moved to allow refurbishment works be completed. A contract with a private operator was agreed to ensure that the existing capacity was not diminished.

“However, it has come to light recently that the contract with the private operator has ended, yet the six beds have not been reopened in Millstreet Community Hospital.  [read more …] “Millstreet Community Hospital must get its respite care beds back”

Very Successful Card Event for St. Joseph’s Community Hospital

The annual Card Drive event for St. Joseph’s Community Hospital, Millstreet took place at Green Glens on Sunday night, 11th Dec. 2016.  Here we share a selection of images from the very successful event.  The public address system was superbly provided by Brian Murphy of Clondrohid.  Click on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.)16christmas-in-millstreet-2016-1000 3christmas-in-millstreet-2016-1000 5christmas-in-millstreet-2016-1000 12christmas-in-millstreet-2016-1000And we share a further selection of pictures below regarding the Annual Card Drive. [read more …] “Very Successful Card Event for St. Joseph’s Community Hospital”