Television Signal Update

On numerous occasions we’ve been asked “How does one get the signal for Local Television?” or “How come we’ve lost the signal we used to receive?”   As we know,  Dan Joe Kelleher of Carriganima has been an amazing pioneer in the world of providing local television for almost thirty years.   In fact, so impressed was RTÉ radio producer, Ronan Kelly, with what Dan Joe had achieved that he made an excellent Radio Documentary in 2006 entitled “Dan Joe’s TV Station” – This can be accessed on the “Doc On One” section of the RTÉ website:

Dan Joe would wish as many as possible to receive the Local Television signal as possible.   I accompanied him this evening as we tested where the signal can be obtained.   Brendan Murphy and Dan Joe recently travelled even much further to determine the strength of the signal mainly in the Duhallow area.

Here are our findings:   Presently it is possible to receive the Local Channel which is currently streaming the EWTN Channel on analogue Channel 30 UHF.   Before one considers putting in place a Group A UHF aerial one should find out how good the strength of the signal is in their area.   That same aerial further perfects the Saorview signal.

Areas we noted demonstrating  strong signals included much of Millstreet Town, Cullen, Boherbue and much of the area between Millstreet and [read more …] “Television Signal Update”

Wastewater Treatment Plant Upgrade approved

2013-05 - Millstreet Waste Water Treatment Plant
Millstreet Waste Water Treatment Plant (from above in May 2013). It is located across the road from the Fire Station, just off the Station Road.

It has been announced that design proposals for the Millstreet Wastewater Treatment Plant upgrade have been approved at Government level, and that Cork County Council will now proceed with preparing contract documents with a view to seeking tenders as soon as possible.  The contract is estimated at a cost of  €4.1, and it is expected that it will make the Millstreet plant compliant with the Urban Wastewater Treatment Directive.

The upgrade was called for in a 2010 survey on all urban treatment plants in the country. The following measures needed to be completed:

  • Increase capacity of treatment plant (2015+)
  • Provide tertiary treatment or relocate outfall (2015+)
  • Provide nutrient removal or relocate outfall

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Waste Water Upgrade Welcomed – Cork North West Fine Gael TD, Áine Collins has welcomed the approval given by the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government, Phil Hogan TD, for Cork County Council’s design proposals for the Millstreet Wastewater Treatment Plant Upgrade. The Council will proceed with preparing the contract documents with a view to seeking tenders as soon as possible… (the Corkman 1st Aug 2013)

EPA Licence for Millstreet Waste Water Treatment Plant

Death Notice: Martin Desmond, Crinaloo

DESMOND (Kilcorney): On July 28, 2013, unexpectedly, at his residence, Crinaloo, Martin (John), beloved son of the late Nancy. Deeply regretted by his loving aunts Tessie and Kitty, uncle Paddy, lifelong friend Noreen, cousins Dan, Catherine, Jerry, Breda and Kathy, work colleagues, neighbours, relatives and friends.

Rosary on this Monday evening at 8.30pm at his residence. Reposing at McCarthy’s Funeral Home, Banteer on tomorrow, Tuesday evening, from 6.30pm, followed by removal at 8pm to St. Nicholas’ Church, Kilcorney. Requiem Mass on Wednesday at 12 noon. Burial afterwards in the adjoining cemetery. Enquiries to 029-56044.

Clara, Caherbarnagh and the Paps

2013-07-05 Clara & the Derrynasagairt mountains - photo Stephen McAuliffe-1000At the start of July mountaineer Stephen McAulliffe from Banteer trekked from Millstreet train station over Clara, Caherbarnagh, the Paps and onto Rathmore.  Blessed with lovely weather, he’s written down his trek in his blog, along with some stunning photographs.

“… By the “Grotto” you turn left and enter a magical little shady lane that rises steadily through woodland. After a while a right turn takes you through some fir trees and then an open trail traverses the slope and offers great views eastward to Mushera and beyond to my home patch of Mt Hillary. There is more than a grain of truth in the saying that Ireland, when the sun shines is one of the most beautiful places on earth and today it was living up to its billing. The problem is getting the sun to shine. Soon you enter the open mountain and it doesn’t take long to reach the summit at 452 meters. There are some masts on the top but it is easy to ignore these as the whole of north Cork and Kerry is laid out below you. It is a great spot to rest a while and soak up the views and sunshine…” Read the full article with photos on the HowlingMist blog

Killarney Road Feature by Tidy Towns Association

A wonderfully colourful feature at Killarney Road, Millstreet
A wonderfully colourful feature at Killarney Road, Millstreet by the Tidy Towns Association highlighting the original water pump public facility situated near the Hospital Cross or as it was known in former times “The Union Cross”.  Click on the image to enlarge.  (S.R.)