Nova Kakhovka in Ukraine, was taken by the Russians on the first day of the invasion. For the first couple of months Professor Igor Serdyuka still did his job as the director of a 500 student school. But in early June the Russian occupiers told him to start teaching the Russian curriculum. When he refused, they threw him in jail. He escaped the war with his wife Tatyana, and they have found refuge in Millstreet, but he still organises teaching the students online.
Sky News visited Millstreet recently and interviewed the couple, which can be watched on SkyNews.com.
The first Ukranians arrived into the Green Glens on Wednesday evening, and the RTÉ news covered their arrival. Pascal Sheehy interviewed some of the Ukrainians, as were Community Council members Noel Buckley and Margaret Bourke. The RTÉ coverage can be seen in the article: ‘Now, I feel safe’: Ukrainians fleeing war arrive in Ireland
Maggie Molloy brought this week’s house hunting couple on Cheap Irish Homes (RTÉ1) to Ballydaly to see a cottage that’s been unused for a few years. Of the houses they were shown, they said it was by far their favourite, for the space provided, and also probably for the price also. You can still see this week’s episode on the RTÉ Player.
There’s a new upcoming property series on RTÉ series will feature Irish Instagram sensation Maggie Molloy of @cheapirishhouse, who is taking her property hunting skills to the next level by helping singles/couples/families who may be struggling to get on the property ladder.
Maggie has Millstreet connections, and she shot her promo video (above) for RTÉ around Tullig and Mushera, so maybe the scenic views of our locality may have helped in RTÉ taking on the project!
For now RTÉ are looking for people from all over Ireland to apply and take on the challenge. If you’re interested in taking part, GO HERE for details. [read more …] “Cheap Irish Houses”
Congratulations to Linda McAuliffe and the students of the Kerry ETB Radio Broadcasting and Digital Journalism Course who came away from the IMRO Awards with a Gold in the Short Feature Category, and a Bronze in the Digital & Social Innovation Category, for their innovative feature on the sounds of Kerry, called ‘Cluas Ciarraí’.
Their series, about the sounds and soundscapes of County Kerry, was inspired by students Barry O’Donnell and Dara Ó’Cinnéide – who are both visually impaired and who successfully completed the course this year.
Millstreet was also represented by Joanne O’Riordan who was nominated for her podcast on RedFM, and Ed Smith was there also with TodayFM.
On Easter Sunday, the Diamond Sisters (Marie and Breeda) were on Realta Agus Gaelta, a talent show on TG4 to find Ireland’s most talented family. Here they are performing their latest single “I Wish it Would Rain”. 
A huge Congratulations to Conor Sheahan on his Netflix debut. Conor is an extra in the critically acclaimed Irish film “Michael Inside”. He can be seen in several scenes. “Michael Inside” was shown in Irish cinemas last year and is now being streamed worldwide on Netflix.
For anybody that missed the recent Cork Music Station Broadcast of the Millstreet Vintage Club CCC Morning held in aid of Cork Simon Community here is the link to it,the Programme was Edited and Presented by Sean Radley of Cork Music Station.
Sincere congratulations to Breeda O’Leary of West End, Millstreet who appeared in a superb feature on this Friday’s “Today with Maura & Dáithí” on RTÉ1 television. Accompanied by daughter, Julie and grand-daughter Neila (who also appeared on the excellent programme) Breeda was interviewed by Dáithí and came across as a true natural on television. Breeda recalled in a moving interview how she first met her late husband Neily and we saw some splendid family photographs during the chat. Then the magnificent makeover was coordinated by a highly professional Team revealing the outstanding success at the end of the Show. We thank Breeda for the two images below which were recorded after the Show. The programme may be viewed on the RTÉ Player (Breeda appears at the very start and the very end of the programme). Click on the images below to enlarge. (S.R.) [RTÉ Player] [read more …] “Breeda O’Leary’s Superb Appearance on RTÉ’s “Today with Maura & Dáithí” This Friday Afternoon”
On Alex’s third anniversary, Nicole was invited onto the Ray D’Arcy Show last night, to talk about Alex, the time since his death, and the focus and plans for the future. Watch the full interview on the RTÉ Player.
Nicole Ryan will be appearing on the Ray D’arcy Show on Saturday night week:
“Next Saturday 19th January, I will be on the Ray D’arcy Show where you can watch me talking more about the new programme launching next month, the upcoming 3 year anniversary of Alex, and how things are going in general. Do tune in as it’s going to be good viewing 😊😊” 
Stefan – son of Con & Louise Healy is renowned as a truly gifted Actor featuring in School Productions, Glen Theatre and further Theatrical Venues. In the prime time very popular television Christmas Special of “The Young Offenders” (on RTÉ and further Channels) Stefan is seen in many of the crowd scenes. Below we share two of those scenes. Stefan’s sense of timing is utterly inspiring in the various productions in which he has featured. We wish him every success in his studies and in many future theatrical projects. [Watch the Young Offenders on the RTÉ Player]. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)
Minor Row native Tony Kelleher was also an extra in the Young Offenders Christmas Special. Some of ye might have recognised him in the hospital bed beside the lad’s sick mum:
Eily is back on our screens in SuperValu’s latest advert “Consider Christmas at SuperValu”. This time she’s having a hot cuppa after her Christmas dip at the FortyFoot in Dublin. [read more …] “Considering Christmas”
Our 10pm feature tonight on “Radio Treasures” on Cork Music Station (Tues. 11th Sept. 2018) recalls Michael Linehan’s 70th Birthday which took place in Scartaglin on last Saturday night. We also hear the superb pipe music as played by Con Houlihan of Cullen Pipe Band as he piped Michael into the three Bars in Scartaglin – O’Connor’s, Lyons’s and Fleming’s. We reflect on the very successful Autumn Vintage Car Run of last Sunday. We chat about our 1940s historic photos of Millstreet Boys’ Secondary School. And we travel to Gneeves Wind Farm in the company of Patrick W. O’Leary, Kentucky, USA and Brendan Murphy, Millstreet.
We’ve lots of musings and music plus songs from artists like André Rieu, Nat King Cole, Judy Garland, Ann Shelton, The Seekers, Les Paul & Mary Ford plus Hymns from Medjugorje. And there’s more…lots more! Do join us from 9:30 to 11:00pm (Irish Time). Feel very welcome to contact our live broadcast by emailing us on <email@example.com>, by texting 086 825 0074 or by joining our chatline on the Seán Radley Facebook Page.
Many have enquired if we have podcasts of our weekly 10pm features so that they could listen to them if the live broadcast was missed. As yet we do not have such an audio archive but we are hoping to develop this facility in the not-too-distant future as very kind support for this has become available about which we shall give more details later. For now happy listening to our live broadcast this evening! Below we share images from the topics included in our programme. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)
It’s only a few months since Eily Buckley starred in Daniel and Majella’s Road Trip, but now she’s in the latest SuperValu advert on our TV’s, in our cinemas, and anywhere else there’s a screen, and she’s back driving a bus full of children again, like she did for many years ! Huge Congrats to Eily, who appears at about 0:42 in the video below:
To enter into the Ultimate Croke Park Sleepover, one had to send an audio clip to TodayFM, talking about a theme that was announced on the Dermot & Dave show each morning … in true GAA commentary style. John sent us his commentary on the theme “buying cones for the family“, which got him into the final in Dublin on Friday, which he ultimately won:
Congrats to John Linehan and Family who this morning won the The Littlewoods Ireland Ultimate Croke Park Sleepover, on the Dermot and Dave show on TodayFM. They get to stay in Croke Park the night before the All Ireland as well as a winning thousands worth of prizes! See the videos and photos below:
We thank Presenter John Greene for advance information re this evening’s programme. (S.R.)
Not a lot of people are aware that the second biggest animal in the world is only a short distance from our homes. The Fin Whale, next to the Blue Whale is the biggest animal in the world, and regularly patrols the West Cork coast in search of food. On this week’s edition of Where the road takes me, John Greene takes to the sea in search of Fin, Humpback and Minke Whales.
Someone who purchased a Telly Bingo ticket from SuperValu Millstreet will have a chance to win €10,000 by playing the Phone Risk game next Friday on the TV show. If that’s your number on the ticket below, or you know someone whose it might be, make sure to ring the phone number below before 9pm tomorrow.
It was a warm welcome for Daniel and Majella as they celebrated St. Patrick’s Day in Millstreet with our own Eily Buckley at Geararoe B&B. Watch all the excitement as Daniel & Majella’s B&B Road Trip continues this evening Tuesday (22nd May 2018) at 8.30pm on RTÉ One TV 🚗. Not to be missed!
For the local B& B’s: Daniel & Majella are hitting the road again and they’re currently looking for 12 more wonderful B&Bs to accommodate them for one night during their trip. If you have availability from 9th – 24th March and are interested in having your B&B feature on the show apply today. For more information see RTÉ.ie.
To all the DJ’s who have worked very hard over the past 12 months and who on a weekly basis give up there Valuable time to Voluntarily Present Great Shows, to the Many Artists who sent us in new Material to be aired and also in some cases took the time out to talk to us Live on Air as well,to All the Promoters/Venue Owners who so kindly left us Broadcast Live from there Great Events both at Home and Abroad, to Everyone who helped us out in any shape or form over the course of the past Year, and of Course most important of all to Our Loyal Listeners from all Over the World both Near and Far,Cork Music Station would like to wish Each And Every One of You a Very Happy Christmas and a Prosperous New Year.
Up to 17,000 vehicles that use the N22 Killarney to Cork road will be diverted through Millstreet next week to allow for major road improvements and Rail Engineering works between Glenflesk and Killarney.
Traffic diversions will begin on Monday the 9th October at 8pm and will run until Friday 13th at 4pm. So major delays are to be expected in town :-(. Read more on Kerry Radio.
Update: On top of that, train services on the Mallow to Tralee line will be replaced by a bus service which will run from Tuesday to Thursday 🙁 [Killarney Today]