Stephen O’Connell (pictured above) of Cork Fire Brigade Team features in our 10.30pm Interview on “Radio Treasures” tonight (Tues. 6th Sept. 2016) as he outlines the most impressive Ladder Climb in aid of Cork City Hospitals Children’s Club. The many Families and Children present at the uplifting event contributed very generously to the excellent Fund. We interviewed Stephen on Saturday morning at Supervalu Car Park where the Ladder Climb continued to the wonderful music of Millstreet Pipe Band who in fact were joined by some of the Firefighters on drums! Millstreet Fire Brigade personnel organised the Millstreet dimension of the overall most praiseworthy project. Below we share lots more images – Please click to enlarge the smaller pictures. Lots more features including a repeat of “Tribute to the Bard at Mushera” (at 10pm) and great music tonight on “Radio Treasures” from 9.30pm to 11.00pm. Just log into www.corkmusicstation.com (S.R.)
Following on from some recent discussion into the execution of Daniel Buckley near Millstreet in 1920, the background to his fate lies in the Millstreet Bank Robbery of 1919. Below is the 2011 publication by the Aubane Historical Society which outlined the before, during and the after of the robbery:
The Millstreet bank robbery of November 17th 1919 was a sensational event. It involved an enormous sum of money for the time – £16,700 – which would be worth at least half a million Euro today. (The average farm labourer’s weekly wage was then £1.10s.6d.).
But more importantly it created a real challenge for the new Irish government that had been formed earlier that year. There were then two governments in the country – the new legitimate Irish Government and the now illegal British government that had been rejected overwhelmingly in the 1918 General Election.
There was a full scale war developing between the two. Part of this war was a propaganda war and the robbery was used by the British Government as an example of what would allegedly happen if the Irish Government was allowed control of the country. It was even freely suggested that the robbery was carried out by the Irish Government.
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Below are three photos of local members of Duhallow Athletic did the Dingle Marathon last Saturday. Two pictures before the race, and another one of happier faces after they finished it (photos thanks to Michelle)
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Dia is mhuire diobh go leir a cairde and welcome to my weekly report from Millstreet.
The first week of September is already over and the Autumn feeling is in the air. Thankfully the weather is lovely and warm.
Over the weekend many outdoor events went ahead according to plan, they ranged from two Vintage runs to the Country Park, plus many country walks, the September Fair in Millstreet and sheepdog Trials at Caherdowney to name but a few.
And the coming week looks just as busy. On this Saturday, September10th our lovely Country Park will host a wild-life Day. Starting at 2pm. For details give them a call at 029 70810.
An OKeffee Clan Gathering will be held this weekend. Starting with a banquet at the Wallis Arms hotel on Saturday night September 10th. It promises to bring large crowds who will travel throughout Duhallow in search of their roots and family connections and we wish them a wonderful time.
Our Community School will have a 20 year school reunion on September 24th to be held at the Coach-House resturaunt in the Green Glens. For details ring the School 02970087.
I’ve a note to say that a registration day will be held at our Adult Learning Centre on our Main Street on This Thursday September, 8th. Classes available include, Internet Skills, Basic Computers, Advanced Computors, English Language Classes, Writing Skills, family Learning, plus Skills for work Improvement.
For more details give Marie a ring at 086 7707301.
A very wet but happy Duarigle Gaels team after defeating Fermoy on Sunday evening in the Rebel Óg Towhig’s SuperValu Kanturk Under 12 2A football league final by 1-9 to 2-5 in a brilliant hard fought match. Congatulations to the team and management, and for all their hard work all year. (photos thanks to Michael)
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Hi all, I would like to thank you for your hospitality during the MGA World Championships. The atmosphere at the opening ceremony was fantastic. The shop keepers dressing their windows was truly amazing. The time you took to decorate the streets all encompassed on making us as visitors very welcome and it will be one of my greatest cherished memories. Thank you once again to all the good people of Millstreet, best wishes, Alison Davies, Swansea.
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