Niamh Kavanagh who won the Eurovision in Millstreet in 1993 is in the Eurosong National Final again tonight. You can listen to her song which was released yesterday in the video above. It is on RTE1 at 9:30pm tonight. Give her your vote 😉
Update: She won with maximum votes! Now go and read our follow up post for the details.
Names, dates and places of death taken from the Irish Memorial Records, listing all those from Millstreet that died in WWI over in Europe.
- LONG TIMOTHY 1914-08-27 FRANCE, from KILCORNEY
- O’LEARY EDWARD 1914-10-03 FRANCE
- CRONIN DANIEL 1914-10-19 FRANCE
- BYRNE PATRICK 1915-01-19 FRANCE
- DESMOND MICHAEL 1915-04-26 GALLIPOLI
- MURPHY JAMES 1915-08-09 GALLIPOLI
- HICKEY DENIS 1915-11-27 GALLIPOLI
- BREEN DENIS 1916-03-27 FRANCE
- KELLEHER DENIS 1916-01-12 FRANCE
- CREEDON PATRICK 1916-04-30 FRANCE
- BENNETT DANIEL 1916-05-09 FRANCE, from DROMTARRIFFE
- MAHONEY MICHAEL 1916-09-09 FRANCE
- HICKEY JOHN F. 1918-01-26
- CORKERY DANIEL 1918-03-21 FRANCE
- CREMIN JOHN 1918-03-23 FRANCE
Note: the Irish Memorial Record is incomplete, often incorrect and can contain duplicates. Nonetheless it is interesting information. From a discussion on wartime newspapers which lists all the dead from Cork
update (2014-01-12): this article has been superceeded by another (Millstreet’s WWI Solciers) which has 47+ WW1 war dead connected to Millstreet, more information on each of those, and also a list of 110+ who survived the war.
A RECOGNITON for total commitment and excellence in community, sport, culture and enhancing the life of others is evident on the selection of the Millstreet People of the Year Awards.
Friday, 12 March, in the Wallis Arms Hotel, will present an opportunity for Millstreet to honour people valued and appreciated not only by their own community but beyond.
The categories and recipients are Hall of Fame, Fr. Paddy O’Byrne; Service to Youth, Youth Club Leaders; Cultural Award James Linehan; Achievement Award, Stephen O’Riordan; Service to the Community, Eily Buckley and Unsung Hero, Moira O’Keeffe from Cullen.
This and more on the horse fair, St Patricks Day Parade, Scór, GAA and much more can be read on this weeks Millstreet Matters on the Corkman newspaper.
Check out the off road ‘moment’ at 5:30 in the above video! – “I was thankful that the tyres found some grip and just barely pulled the car away from the rock bank”
Charlie Drake and Eoin Moynihan took Premier League honours in last weekend’s Rally Tasmania. Here’s Charlie’s report on the weekend…..
We had a really good weekend in Tassie and are happy we got the premier league points which was the aim for the weekend.
It was a last minute decision to do Rally Tasmania but I had never been there and I’d always wanted to try a tarmac rally so on the day the entries closed I rang Dasher(Darren Williams) and asked him could the car be repaired from the off in Batemans Bay last year? I got my answer quickly and it was a BIG NO…. but a miracle happened and the boys made the impossible possible. We were three hours late for scrunity – that’s how last minute the final car assembly was…….
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