To celebrate the recent Culture Night 2020 – the very talented Millstreet Community Singers presented a superb performance of “Mine Eyes Have Seen the Glory” in the exquisite setting of Tubrid Holy Well. Special thanks to Coordinator Marie Twomey, James O’Sullivan whose very kind assistance providing power at Tubrid was greatly appreciated and I was privileged to record the wonderful occasion on a recent day blessed with glorious weather. Enjoy the brief recording which was marvellously edited by the CETB Team. We shall be referring to this and the overall Culture Night on “Radio Treasures” tonight (22nd Sept. 2020) on Cork Music Station. (S.R.)
Photographer supreme, Valerie O’Sullivan recently visited Tubrid Holy Well where she captured a wonderful selection of images one of which features on the front page of this week’s “Irish Catholic” national newspaper (20th Aug. 2020). Also included is a photographic feature within the popular weekly newspaper. Valerie’s images oftentimes appear on booklets, calendars etc. within the Diocese of Kerry and far beyond….as well as on national and international newspapers. It was Valerie who took the world famous picture of the laughing Queen Elizabeth with Pat O’Connell at Cork’s English Market. Pat Breen who coordinates the distribution of the Catholic Papers here in Millstreet Parish indicates that extra copies of the “Irish Catholic” will soon be available in St. Patrick’s Church, Millstreet. For just €2.00 we encourage you to obtain your own copy with its local relevance this week. Many thanks to Fr. Paddy, to Mary and to Pat for alerting us to the special Tubrid feature. Tap on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)
To the great joy of so many Tubrid Holy Well – Centre of Prayer and Haven of Peace – will reopen to the public from 6pm this Sunday, 7th June 2020. We thank James O’Sullivan on whose land Tubrid is located for this uplifting update. James emphasises that the usual COVID-19 safety measures are expected to be observed by Visitors to the Holy Well. (S.R.)
Due to Government Restrictions introduced because of the Coronavirus COVID-19 Tubrid Holy Well will remain closed until further notice. We thank James O’Sullivan for this important notice and image. (S.R.)
Topics shared in our latest Millstreet Pictorial Updates include a view of the various ways by which Coronavirus COVID-19 is being dealt with in our area. We note how Tubrid Holy Well has even more than usual candles lighting in the times we are experiencing. Millstreet marks the centenary of the death of Cork’s Lord Mayor, Tomás Mac Curtain. Tap on the 14 images below to enlarge. (S.R.) [read more …] “Millstreet Pictorial Updates – Monday, 23rd March 2020”
Pictured after a recent mass at Tubrid Well were Fr. Paddy Byrne, Noreen Dennehy, and Mary Reardon. Fr. Paddy was celebrating his 12th anniversary since his return from Nebraska, and he gave a beautiful account of his love of Tubrid Well.
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
The recitation of the Rosary takes place at Tubrid Holy Well at 7pmevery evening throughout May 2019. Please note the time. Meanwhile on this coming Bank Holiday Monday Millstreet Active Retired Association will hold its annual Rosary and Hymns at Tubrid at 11:00 a.m.. (S.R.)
On Tuesday, 19th June 2018Fr. 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”
Blessed with splendid summery weather Millstreet Active Retirement Association attended its annual May Rosary Event at Tubrid Holy Well on Monday at 11:00 a.m. (7th May 2018). Some of the beautiful hymns sung will feature on tonight’s “Radio Treasures” on www.corkmusicstation.com (at 10:00 p.m.) … And also included in tonight’s programme – a feature on Sunday’s Mass at The City near Shrone. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)
Patrick W. O’Leary of Louisville, USA had in August (as well as others) suggested that an opportunity should be given to people nationally and internationally who may at any time wish to contribute towards the upkeep of Millstreet Museum and Millstreet Website …. and to this effect we have arranged to set up an electronic system with the Bank of Ireland here in Millstreet (where our Museum/Website account exists) whereby anyone can transfer a desired donation to the account by just quoting at one’s own Bank our relevant numbers which are: IBAN No.: IE22 BOFI 9058 0334 0531 43 and the BIC No.: BOFIIE2D. This was mentioned in August and recently a most kind lady with Millstreet connections and who resides in USA contributed a very generous €100.00 through the above Bank Account. Sincere thanks to this much appreciated Donor who is our first person to contribute through this newly introduced Bank system for our Museum and Website. Please note also in a recent Tweet that our Liscahane Ogham Stone at the Museum is now available to view in amazing 3D following a visit by two superb Experts from Dublin and Cork Universities to the Museum over the Summer. (S.R.)
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.)
Last November the local papers reported that small levels of cryptosporidium had been found in the Millstreet water supply, despite the fact that an assessment in 2015 rated the risk of cryptosporidium as “very high”. The EPA recommended that even though there was no immediate health risk, Irish Water should install an adequate barrier against the parasite to ensure the town’s water supply is adequately disinfected at all times.
Thankfully Irish Water are reporting today that “Upgrade works are underway in Millstreet in North Cork to provide a new UV disinfection system at the treatment plant.” [theCork.ie]
Sincere thanks to Michael Cashman for arranging the technical coordination of the following feature (S.R.):
Mary Fagan of the “Horizons” Radio Programme on Radio Kerry visited Millstreet on June 9th last and was given a short tour of Millstreet by Seán Radley, which included the Carnegie Hall, the Millstreet Museum, and St.Patrick’s Church. She also interviewed Fr. Paddy Byrne (pictured right), and James O’Sullivan (on Tubrid). The programme also featured music by Donal Linehan, and a song from Annmarie O’Riordan. It was broadcast on Radio Kerry, Sunday morning July 31st, but the podcast only appeared today. You can listen to it below:
Fr. Paddy O’Byrne will celebrate Mass at Tubrid Holy Well on this Saturday, 18th June 2016 at 10.00 a.m. marking his 56th Anniversary to the Priesthood. Everyone is very welcome. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)
The Annual Mass at Tubrid Holy Well for those about to begin examinations will be celebrated by Fr. Kevin Mulcahy on this Tuesday 2nd June 2015 at 8.00p.m. All are very welcome. Below are three images from Friday evening’s Annual May Mass at Tubrid (29th May). (S.R.)
Today is the start of May, the month known as the month of Mary. As is traditional, many people from near and far join in with their families and friends to come to Tubrid Well to pray the Rosary.
This morning (May 1st) there will be a Rosary and May Day Celebration hosted by our Active Retired Group. The Holy Rosary will be recited there every evening at 8pm this month, and all are welcome.
If you can’t make it to Tubrid, you could visit the new Tubrid Holy Well page. There are lots of nice photos, but it’s always better if you can go to the well and pray there in the tranquil surroundings.
The annual Mass for the month of May will be held in Tubrid Well
this evening Friday May 25th at 8pm
Miracles at Tubrid
Around the fire grate on Winter nights I often heard the old man of stories tell
Stories of miracles that did occur at Tubrid’s Holy Well
Of people who were blind to light who suddenly could see
He did impress on my young mind how amazing this place must be
He said the Tubrid waters has cures for every known disease
And it even cured an allergy that one old bloke had to fleas
It cured people of cancer and it cured people of gout
And drinking Tubrid water cured one of warts in the mouth [read more …] “Miracles At Tubrid”
James O’Sullivan keeper of Tubrid Well Shrine near Millstreet, Co Cork
I caretake it. I inherited a responsibility, an obligation from my father, who inherited it from his father, and I will pass it along to my son Matthew as well. I come from farming stock, and we always take our responsibilities seriously. We didn’t have a whole lot, but what we did we looked after. And I see this as my duty – to look after this well the same way my father did.
Around the well there are rosary beads, and then there’s a crucifix at the end of that. So people come down and they do the rounds. The usual thing is to go around three times. There are people down there, I am not joking you, every hour of every day. The month of May being the month of Mary, that’s when people go there in their droves. And I mean at any one time on a Sunday afternoon, there could be 300 people, 400 people there. You might think maybe it was only the elderly people that go there, and sure enough they do go there. But there are younger people as well. I see a lot of people in their 20s. [read more …] “Keeper of Tubrid Well & Shrine”