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.)  :

Superb Mushera Mountain Views by Shane McCarthy of Carriganima

Well done indeed to talented Photographer Shane McCarthy of Carriganima who recently climbed Mushera Mountain to its summit and captured two splendid images including the rare picture of the Cross at the summit.   God bless Shane’s energy to climb such a challenging height.  We wish to express our sincere thanks for sharing such treasured viewsClick on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)

“Radio Treasures” Tonight from 9:30 to 11:00 on Cork Music Station

This evening 9:30 to 11:00 on Cork Music Station our 10pm Interview is with Emma Smith from Bath who as an athlete supreme has represented the UK internationally in the Triatholon  and we also chat with Keith Radley of Dungarvan who works in the UK. And we refer to Millstreet International Show 2018 as well as the official Launch of Stokes & Co. Solicitors in Minor Row, Millstreet.   Below we share images relating to these topics. We have lots of uplifting songs and music as usual. We share musings galore. We link with our live Seán Radley Facebook messages and comments. Feel most welcome to send such to our chatline or text 086 8250074.  Happy Listening. Click on the pictures to enlarge. (S.R.) [read more …] ““Radio Treasures” Tonight from 9:30 to 11:00 on Cork Music Station”

List of Upcoming Millstreet Vintage Club Events for your Diary.

Upcoming Millstreet Vintage Club Event Dates to keep in your Diary,

Sunday Sept 9th Autumn Car Run,Contact Luke Hurley on 086 8805437 for details.

CART Tractor Run in Carriganima on Sunday Sept 16th Contact Sean on 087 2600640 or Dan O’Riordan on 087 2452569 for details.

Model Show in Dromtariffe Sunday Oct 14th,Contact Donie Lucey on 086 8545873 for details.

Eily’s Report – 21st August


Dia is Mhuire díobh go léir a chairde and welcome.

So much has been happening,it’s hard to know where to start.

Even though we all need some rain right now, we were delighted that all of our activities were blessed with fine weather over the weekend. Here in Millstreet our Summer Horse Show held precedent over everything else. The mighty Green Glens was bursting at the seams to cater for the increased numbers of entries for this year’s event. Hundreds of extra stabling was added to the existing 1600 places, and extra space had to be provided in the grounds to accommodate the huge horse carriers that brought the influx of beautiful horses that came. The facility was ablaze with colour, multicoloured fences and literally thousands of flower boxes and pots of every ilk. The crowds matched the scene and competitions went on almost around the clock in order to cope with the huge entries. And the real climax came on Sunday evening when the Grand Priz was won by a little lady called Susan FitzPatrick beating her nearest rival  Michael Pender by a mere percentage of a second and secured  for herself the grand prize of €25,000.


But don’t go away there is more equestrian entertainment this week by way of the Cross/Country Eventing in Drishane (Millstreet InternationalHorse Trials ) to be precise and will run from Wednesday to Sunday this week August 22 to 26.

[read more …] “Eily’s Report – 21st August”

Presentation to Jacob from proceeds of Millstreet Vintage Club Truck Run next Friday Night August 24th at 8pm

Presentation of the Proceeds from the Recent Truck Run for Jacob will be made by Millstreet Vintage Club on next Friday Night August 24th at the K and L Premises in Millstreet at 8pm which will be followed by Refreshments afterwards in The Wallis Arms Hotel,Everybody Welcome to attend.



Autumn/Winter Programme of Music and Drama at the Riverside Park Hotel

Lee Valley Enterprise Board Announces Autumn/Winter Programme at Riverside Park Hotel Macroom!!

We are delighted to present a programme for September to December, packed with entertainment to suit all tastes including Music, Comedy & Theatre with further announcements to be made in the near future!! We hope you will enjoy this feast of local and national talent as we approach the close of the year!!

A Night Of Nights with the Donal Ring Ceilí Band & Guests – Riverside Park Hotel – Friday September 7th at 8.00pm. – Tickets €16

Welcome back to the golden days of Cork entertainment when good old-fashioned humour along with classic music were the order of the day. Headlining the nights will be the wonderful Cork Tenor Terry McCarthy and comedian Frank Twomey, who will have you splitting with laughter.

Special guests on the night are the Donal Ring Ceilí Band, who are now 60 years in the business. Wow! What an achievement. I’m sure Donal Ring Jnr and Terry Mac will do a few songs on the night.

“Walking back to Happiness” – 60’s and 70’s Music Show – Friday September 14th at 8.00pm. – Tickets: €20 / €18 Concession

Walking back to happiness” the music of the 60’s, 70’s and beyond makes a welcome return visit after a terrific response from last year’s show.

Annmarie O’Riordan in Concert – Friday 5th October at 8.30 pm – Tickets: €15 / €12 Concession

Annmarie’s wonderfully distinctive singing voice has become superbly recognisable not only at national level but increasingly on a much wider international scale.  [read more …] “Autumn/Winter Programme of Music and Drama at the Riverside Park Hotel”

A Fleadh to Remember for Leah

Leah Murphy from Laught had some weekend at the Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann in Drogheda. Firstly on Saturday she was part of the mighty Crossfield Ceili Band that won first place in the U18 Céili Band competition (Marie O’Neill, Anna Buckley, Darragh Twomey, Aubane, were also members of the band). Then on to Sunday, and with three solo competitions to play in, she got placed in all three!! 2nd place in Fiddle Slow Airs,  2nd place in English Singing, and 3rd place in Rogha Ghléas. Mighty going , we’re delighted and so proud  🎶 🎻 👍 😀 😀


[read more …] “A Fleadh to Remember for Leah”

Magnificent Prestigious All-Ireland Award for Diarmuid Cronin, Laught, Rathcoole

Sincere Congratulations to Diarmuid Cronin, Laught, Rathcoole who won the U18 Storytelling Competition at The All-Ireland Fleadh Cheoil at the weekend in Drogheda.  What a truly magnificent achievement by the wonderfully talented Diarmuid.  His late grandparents Diarmuid and Nora Creedon would have been so very proud of such a prestigious award for their grandson.  Click on the image to enlarge.  (S.R.)

“Where the Road Takes Me” at 7 this Evening on C103

We thank Presenter, John Greene for advance information re this evening’s broadcast on C103 at 7.  (S.R.)

This week on ‘Where the road takes me’, John Greene visits the townland of
Tullymurrihy in the parish of Enniskeane. It’s here that West Cork’s answer
to John B. Keane was born. Mick Flynn, or Mick the poet, or Mick the ’98
man’, was a singer, songwriter, poet, playwright.

Unlike the Listowel born playwright, Flynn neglected to write, record and
retain his work, and as a result, a lot of it has been lost forever. What
remains has since been recorded by the local community on DVD and CD. [read more …] ““Where the Road Takes Me” at 7 this Evening on C103″

Parish Newsletter – 19th August, 2018

20th Sunday in Ordinary Time – 19th August, 2018
TEL NOS. MILLSTREET 029-70043/MOBILE 087-7752948
10.00A.M.-1.00P.M. & 2.00P.M.-5.00P.M.

Your prayers are requested for the repose of the souls of the following and for those whose anniversaries occur around this time, and for those for whom masses will be offered during the week:

Millstreet Vigil 6.30 p.m. Deceased members of the O’Connor Family, Kippagh
Ballydaly 9.00 a.m. Margaret & the deceased members of the Buckley Family, Toorbonia
Cullen 10.15 a.m. Catherine & Emma Dineen, Carrigaline
Millstreet 11.30 a.m. Dominic Lawlor, Clara Road

ANNIVERSARIES: Paddy O’Shea, Coole; Denis O’Shea, Killowen; Noel & Nelius McSweeney, Cloghoula; John Murphy, Pound Hill; Hannah O’Keeffe, Mill View; Eimear O’Mahony, Inchileagh; Kate Murphy, Shanaknuck; John Moore, Liscreagh; Kathleen Lane, Ballinatona; Peggy & Dan O’Leary, Ploverfield; Danny & the deceased members of the Lynch Family, Kippagh; Sheila Murphy, Coolinarne; Joe Leader, Glenleigh; Mary, Thomas & the deceased members of the Healy Family, Clondrohid; Margaret Cullen, Tralee.

[read more …] “Parish Newsletter – 19th August, 2018”

Death Notice: William Riordan, Carriganima

The death has occurred on Saturday 18th August 2018 of William RIORDAN, Carriganima,  Co. Cork.  Passed away peacefully in the presence of his loving family in the Mercy Hospital Cork, husband of the late Eileen (Eily Twomey) step brother of the late Margaret and Peter Riordan and Sheila Linehan. Deeply regretted by his son Jerry, daughter Nora(Lucey), son in law Jimmy, grand daughter Elaina, step brother, step sister, sister in law, nephews, nieces, relatives, friends and neighbours and his carers Ann and Sheila. Reposing at Tarrant’s Funeral Millstreet on today Saturday with Rosary at 9pm.Lying in Repose on Sunday from 5.30 to 7pm with removal to St. John the Baptist Church, Carriganima. Requiem Mass on Monday at 12 noon followed by burial to St. Coleman’s Cemetery Macroom. Family Flowers only please. [1]

Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam dílis.

Leaving Cert Results Day at Millstreet Community School 2018

Photo 1: Pictured at Millstreet Community School on Wednesday having obtained the Leaving Cert Results. From left: Pól Ó Síodhcháin (incoming Principal), Pat Pigott (Retiring Principal), Oskar Wolak, Jamie Brophy, Grzegorz Bala, Frances Moynihan (Deputy Principal). Pictures by Seán Radley
Photo 2: Pictured at Millstreet Community School on Wednesday having obtained the Leaving Cert Results. From left: Pól Ó Síodhcháin (incoming Principal), Dieko Amujo, Mah Noor Zahid, John
Magee (Chaplain), Zain Zahid, Qiqa Maqubella and Teachers Denise O’Leary and Suzanne Sheehy.

[read more …] “Leaving Cert Results Day at Millstreet Community School 2018”

Ballinagree Vintage and Family Fun Day next Sunday August 19th (POSTPONED)

Notice from Ballinagree Vintage Club

As a mark of respect on the death of our dear good friend, club member, ex Mayor, local Publican Lynda Leahy. We have decided to postpone our family fun and vintage day due to be held next Sunday.
May she rest in peace!



Ballinagree Vintage and Family Fun Day on next Sunday August 19th. Official Opening of Show by newly Elected Lord Mayor of Ballinagree at 1pm, always a great Event.

New York’s Last Rubber Stamp Maker

“This is a story about Casey’s Rubber Stamp, owned by Millstreet man, John Cyril Casey. JC is one of the most interesting people you’ll ever meet, one visit to his unique shop and you’re hooked. [1]” John is grew up here at Drishane Road. If you’re in New York call into his shop which is on 322 East 11th St.

Wonderfully Busy Show Week 2018 in Millstreet

Believed to be the largest Millstreet International Show in ten years there is such a vibrant atmosphere at Green Glens where the Arenas look magnificent, the horse-boxes hugely impressive and the standard of jumping quite phenomenal.   The town is looking so very welcoming with its vast arrays of floral arrangements.  “Cinnamon Bakery and Coffee Shop” officially opened at West End on 15th August.   Here we share a selection of images to illustrate the colour and impressive nature of this very important annual event in Millstreet.  Click on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.) [read more …] “Wonderfully Busy Show Week 2018 in Millstreet”

Auditions for local production of Mamma Mia!

Lee Valley Enterprise Board are delighted to present Super Trouper- Mamma Mia performed by the Lee Valley Young Players.
Auditions for this production will take place on Sunday 26th August at Riverside Park Hotel from 5pm. The Director and choreographer is Margot Carlile with Gerard Collins as assistant director. For all enquiries contact the box office on (026)41174 / (087) 1663395,  <email>, or send a message on Facebook.

Success at last weekends Stonethrowers Rally in Tipperary for Local Competitors

Last weekends Stonethrowers Rally in Tipperary produced some great results for the local crews that made the trip to Clonmel to compete in the one day Event which was the fourth Round of the very Competitive National Championship. T|he Event comprised of a 3×3 Stage format resulting in 9 very challenging Stages laid on by Tipperary Motor Club. There was success for Millstreet’s Sean Moynihan /MacKierans in their Ford Escort Mark 2 who came out on top of the Class 12 Results after leading the Class from the very first stage of the day,while another Local Crew in the form of Colin Philpott/Declan Casey competing in a Suzuki Swift emerged victorious in Class 23,while Derry Long swapped from the driving seat over to the Navigators Seat for this Event and guided Colin Roche in his Toyota Starlet to 1st in Class 11R, the Rally was won by Josh Moffett from Monaghan in a Ford Fiesta WRC who was in turn followed home by Donegal Man Declan Boyle in a similar Car with Moffett having a winning margin of just 7 Seconds after a hard days competition. Roy White was the top Tipperary competitor and he went on to finish 3rd overall also aboard a Fiesta WRC with Dromtarriffe Man James O`Brien as usual occupying the Co-Drivers Seat for White, so another good weekend was had for all the local Competitors who were competing in Clonmel. Round 5 of the National Championship will take place in Sligo on next Sunday August 19th.

Pictured below is Sean Moynihan in Action and Colin Philpott and Declan Casey being presented there Class 23 Award by John Ward of Tipperary Motor Club. there is also a Youtube link of Colin and Declan in action here at 

(Photos Supplied by Fokus Photography and Declan Casey and Youtube link by Tossie In Car Camera`s.)

[read more …] “Success at last weekends Stonethrowers Rally in Tipperary for Local Competitors”

Eily’s Report – 15th August

Dia is Mhuire díobh go léir a chairde and welcome.

It’s a very busy week here in Millstreet with the opening of the equestrian season, comprising of the starting of the Millstreet International Horse Show today until Sunday August 19th and followed next week by the Millstreet Horse Trials incorporating FEI Nations Cup Eventing.

The Green Glens Arena is a picture, adorned with flowers and plants and colourful fences and others effects.

The town is a maze of monster horse carriers and delivery trucks in recent days as the scene was being set to welcome the Crème de la crème of Irelands thoroughbreds to Millstreet.

[read more …] “Eily’s Report – 15th August”

Alan O’Connor Memorial Trophy Results

The Alan O’Connor Memorial Trophy was played this evening, August 14th.

Mary O’Connor presented the trophy to
1st Danny O’Riordan, 2nd Cian O’Connor, 3rd Oran Kiely.

Results of the beginners section:
1st Jack Brophy, 2nd Lucas DeFritas, 3rd Daniel Heeney, 4th Jack O’Brien

[read more …] “Alan O’Connor Memorial Trophy Results”

Job Application at O’Keeffe’s Supervalu Millstreet

Are you motivated, enthusiastic and work well as part of a team? Full Time Fresh Food Position available O’Keeffe’s Supervalu Millstreet. Apply online by emailing <> or drop a CV in-store FAO HR Manager. 

[read more …] “Job Application at O’Keeffe’s Supervalu Millstreet”