Dance in AOH Hall at Minor Row, Millstreet in 1962

We thank Annabelle O’Sullivan (née Reen) for sharing this most interesting photograph from 1962 when one of the final Dances took place at the AOH (Ancient Order of Hibernians) Hall in Minor Row, Millstreet.   Present for the occasion was Fr. James McGrath, C.C. (seated centre in the fourth row with glasses) in Millstreet at that time.   Annabelle herself is to be seen on the extreme right in the third row.   See how many you can identify!   We already have been able to recognise quite a few! Tap on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.)

“Radio Treasures” Live on Air This Tuesday 9.00 to 11.00pm

Making a return to live broadcasting on www.corkmusicstation.com “Radio Treasures” returns this Tuesday, 19th April 2022  from 9 to 11pm after a seven week break.  Please note the new time of our Tuesday Show which previously began at 9.30pm.  My sincere thanks to all the many Loyal Listeners who sent Mass Bouquet Cards, letters, Get Well cards, WhatsApp and Text Messages, Emails and Phone Calls – all very much appreciated.   While recovery continues it is indeed uplifting to be able to share the message of hope especially with those who are experiencing their own challenging health journeys when we reflect upon the past seven weeks.   We shall, of course, feature lots of cheerful songs and some splendid music.  And we shall share lots of interesting musings.   We shall remember some wonderful people who went to their Eternal Reward over the past two months.   And we shall chat about the featured images sourced from the Pictorial Archives of Millstreet Museum.   Tap on the images to enlarge.   If you wish to make contact with our Tuesday Radio Show please message us on the Seán Radley Facebook page, email us on millstreetmuseum @gmail.com, text or WhatsApp us on 086 825 0074.   A very Happy Easter.  Happy Listening.  (S.R.)

A view of Clara Mountain from Millstreet Community School in the Spring of 2016.
Pictured at the 1996 Cork City launch of RTÉ 1’s Television Documentary on “The Butter Road” – From left:  Andrew Lynch, Tom Meaney, “Babe” Han O’Riordan, Dr. Seán Pettit, Aidan Stanley and Jasper Wynn. At back is Seán Ó Sé.
Jerry Lehane at Mount Leader, Millstreet in 2017.
Millstreet Town Park in 2016.

[read more …] ““Radio Treasures” Live on Air This Tuesday 9.00 to 11.00pm”

Eily’s Report – 22nd February

Dia is Mhuire díobh go léir a chairde and welcome to my weekly Report.

Three hurricanes in one week was not an easy challenge but the Good Lord who calmed the seas brought us through them without too much disturbance. Goodness knows we had to batten down the hatches and take cover. But not everybody escapes un scathed some were without power while others got property damage. As a family we are most grateful that our members at Kilmeedy Castle escaped without injury when the mighty winds lifted the roof off one of the sheds and took it up on high landing it down with great force breaking their towing caravan which was parked in its path before taking a large bite out off their  back-kitchen roof. It happened at 7.30 am just as Jack was having a cup of coffee before going to work. Needless to say he got a great shock, the whole family did, but were grateful that he was still in situ to deal with the problem. Lucky for them that he had full access to the company building equipment and staff to do the necessary repairs. In a short length of time their cosy home was fixed again.

[read more …] “Eily’s Report – 22nd February”

Please help the Dromtariffe ladies club

Lidl plus rewards kicks in and all you have to do is help fundraise for us as you shop
Simply log in or download the Lidl Ireland app, follow the steps and select “DROMTARRIF” as your club.
Each time you shop, scan the Lidl plus card on the app to collect your stamps.

[read more …] “Please help the Dromtariffe ladies club”

Eily’s Report – 15th February

Dia is Mhuire díobh go léir a chairde and welcome to my weekly Report.

A Fond St. Valentine greeting dear friends as I look out on a bright and sunny day, but with a little sting in the tail by way of an icy wind and cloudy horizons. I’ll start by thanking all the lovely people who took the trouble to contact  me both in person or on the web. To compliment me on last week’s report. It was great to learn that the account of my dad’s passing touched so many and brought back memories to others including members of the Pomeroy Family. It is so uplifting for me when I hear that you enjoy what I do, gives me the incentive to keep going and once again proving that nice feeling  that we are all one.

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

Millstreet Parish Newsletter – 23rd January 2022

PARISH NEWSLETTER

BALLYDALY-CULLEN-MILLSTREET

Third Sunday in Ordinary Time

23rd January 2022

Canon John Fitzgerald, P.P.

Telephone Nos.:  Landline:  029 70043  &  Mobile: 087 775 2948

Email:  millstreet @dioceseofkerry.ie

Website:   www.dioceseofkerry.ie

Parish Opening Hours 

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday 

9.00am to 1.00pm  &  2.00pm to 5.00pm

Your prayers are requested for the repose of the souls of the following:

RECENT DEATHS:   Anne O’Sullivan, Ballydaly; Marie Linehan, Main Street & Vancouver

ANNIVERSARIES:    Hannie Murphy, Cockhill; Denis & Ellen Murphy, Tullig;  Maura Dowling, Murphy’s Terrace; Neily Healy, Church Street;  Bina Duggan, West End; Nora Garvey, Killarney Road; John Desmond, Liscahane; Theresa McCarthy, Kilmeedy; Margaret Mullane, Coolikerane; Pat Kearney, Lisnaboy; Johnnie Linehan, Dromahoe; Kattie O’Mahony, Ballincollig & Millstreet; Mary, Dick & the deceased members of the O’Brien Family, Fermoy & Willowbrook; Denis McSweeney, Rathmore & Killarney; Jerry Kelleher, Banteer; Timothy & Bridget Nugent, Dromcollogher; Mary Corkery (nee Linehan), Main Street & Douglas.

Mass Intentions this Weekend:

Saturday 22nd January:

Millstreet 6.30p.m. Kathleen Corcoran, Dooneen;  Mary Cashman, Tullig House

Sunday 23rd January:

Ballydaly 9.00a.m: Fr. Dan Kiely, Ballydaly

Cullen 10.15a.m: Eileen, Tom & their son Larry Kelleher, Cullen

Millstreet 11.30a.m: Kathleen O’Sullivan, Gortavehy;  Eileen Moynihan, Ballydaly

MASS INTENTIONS NEXT WEEKEND:

Saturday 29th January:

Millstreet 6.30p.m. Noreen Barrett-O’Brien, Lackabawn

Sunday 30th January:

Ballydaly 9.00a.m: Michael & Breda (Murphy) Trend, Plymouth & Ballydaly

Cullen 10.15a.m: Joan & Michael Herlihy, Knockane;  Matty O’Leary, Milleen

Millstreet 11.30a.m: Mary Ambrose, Murphy’s Terrace;  Sr. Kathleen Murphy, Coolikerane (recently deceased)

Rotas for 29th/30th January, 2022
CHURCH TIME READER EUCHARISTIC

MINISTERS

Millstreet   6.30 p.m. Tim Linehan Marion O’Sullivan;

Myra Sheehan;

Denise O’Mahony

11.30 a.m. Pat Breen Gobnait Creedon;

Patrick Kelleher;

Teresa Cronin-O’Leary

Ballydaly   9.00 a.m. Maeve O’Sullivan
Cullen 10.15 a.m. Marie Morley

MASS INTENTIONS FOR THE COMING WEEK:

Monday 24th Mass for Maura & Daithi Dowling, Murphy’s Terrace;  Hannie Murphy, Cockhill at 7.30p.m.

Tuesday 25th Mass (Private Intention) at 10.0a.m.

Wednesday 26th Mass for People of the Parish at 10.00a.m.

Thursday 27th Mass (Private Intention) at 10.00a.m.

Friday 28th Mass for James & Julie Cotter, Mill Lane; Patrick & Kitty McCarthy, Donoughmore at 7.30p.m.

Saturday 29th Mass for Lattie Murphy, Clarabeg (recently deceased), her husband Sonny and daughter Anne Marie at 10.30a.m.

CULLEN CHURCH:  Mass on Thursday Tim & Ellen Houlihan, Duarigle; Pat & Margaret O’Connell, Grenagh at 7.30p.m. [read more …] “Millstreet Parish Newsletter – 23rd January 2022”

‘A Millstreet Collection’ CD, last few remaining copies.

Millstreet Primary School Parents Association would like to thank everyone locally and abroad who purchased a copy of the CD ‘A Millstreet Collection’ and in doing so supported their fundraising efforts.

The CDs sold amazingly well and huge thanks are due to the local shops for stocking it on their behalf – Colemans, Capabu, Centra, Supervalu, Wordsworth and the Post Office and to all who helped to promote it locally.

A copy has happily been presented to the Millstreet Museum. The very last few copies of the CD (cost €10) can be ordered via email to

We are sure it will be enjoyed for years to come.

“Lunchtime Favourites” on CMS 2nd Jan. 2022 – 12.30 to 2.00pm

Firstly we wish to let you know of a further means by which one can access  Cork Music Station.   Just download the free App entitled Radio Garden which provides access to countless radio stations worldwide by means of geographical location.   Then just search for “Cork, Ireland” and CMS is one of the 14 Cork Radio Stations which appears on your phone screen.  Then simply tap Cork Music Station and transmission begins immediately!

We invite you to submit your Requests for our weekly Music Request Show “Lunchtime Favourites” (Sunday, 2nd Jan. 2022) on Cork Music Station which is broadcast today from 12:30pm until 2.00pm.  This is our 1st Lunchtime programme of 2022 – where our songs and music are full of variety.    All our usual features on today’s Show….And we also include Christmas songs by Al Jolson, Bing Crosby, Dean Martin, George Formby and Frank Sinatra  plus music by the Shandrum Céilí Band and the Clare Céilí Band and a host of wonderful Local Singers including  Jim Lyons, Breeda Tarrant and more.   And we also feature some wonderful selections from famous Musical Show Favourites.   Just email your requests anytime either to corkmusicstation @gmail.com OR to millstreetmuseum @gmail.com or text/WhatsApp to 086 825 0074.   Or check out the Seán Radley Facebook Page.   And we chat about the images below (sourced from Millstreet Museum Pictorial Archives) during our Show.  Tap on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.)   Very special welcome to DJ Supreme, Barry O’Halloran who is presenting his Sunday morning Show “Beautiful Sunday” from 10.30am to 12.30pm when Barry then hands over to “Lunchtime Favourites”.

“Hugo” says goodbye to 2021 and hello to a Bright New Year – 2022

A wonderful New Year Greeting in the Irish language….sharing good luck, love and health and looking forward to the year ahead with hope and courage.
Superb New Signage at Millstreet’s Carnegie Hall – thanks to Cork Co. Council.

Coole House, Millstreet in the early 1900sDonncha of www.backincolour.com has recently produced this splendid colour version of the original black and white image photographed by Robert French for the William Lawrence Collection.

[read more …] ““Lunchtime Favourites” on CMS 2nd Jan. 2022 – 12.30 to 2.00pm”

“Radio Treasures” This Tuesday on CMS from 9.30 to 11.30pm

“Radio Treasures” Weekly Show is on air tonight (Tues., 7th Dec. 2021) on Cork Music Station from 9.30 to 11.30 (Irish Time).   Feel most welcome to contact the Show on corkmusicstation@ gmail.com or on Text/WhatsApp 086 825 0074 or check out the Seán Radley Facebook.  Happy Listening!  We chat about a variety of topics and we listen to the very best songs and music and share some entertaining quotes!  We remember our Faithful Departed.  We listen to the wonderful voices of Boney M, Judy Garland, Frank Sinatra, Doris Day …. and there’s more…much more and we chat about the images below accessed from our Museum Pictorial Archive.  Tap on the images below to enlarge.  (S.R.)

In tonight’s Show we chat about Noel Fehily, Retired Jockey Supreme.  We send special greetings to our Dutch Friends – Sterre, Nina and Hidde who are presently in Dublin.   We feature a truly special Irish Recording from 2003 which had been coordinated by Roibeard Ó Cathasaigh.  We listen to some rare and beautiful recordings – all in the hope that we still have electricity as we still experience Storm Barra!

The Fehily Family of Castletownkenneigh in beautiful West Cork appearing on “The Southern Star” in 2019 as Noel, son of Joan and Michael Fehily was being honoured for his hugely impressive successes as a Champion Jockey. Joan and Michael (Noel’s Parents) with Tim Foley visited us at Millstreet Museum in August 2021.

Donie Lucey drives Champion Boxer Steve Collins to Millstreet Museum on 19th Nov. 2021. We thank Ted Dineen for this excellent image.
Transport in past decades at Minor Row, Millstreet. Here we view the wonderful Dan Hallissey returning home following his visit to Tom Radley’s Forge for a new set of shoes for his loyal donkey.  No need to stop for petrol!

Margaret Bourke’s superb image of the Christmas feature in The Square – in advance of Storm Barra.

[read more …] ““Radio Treasures” This Tuesday on CMS from 9.30 to 11.30pm”

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‘A Millstreet Collection’ CD Primary Schools fundraiser.

The first run of CD’s hit the shop and virtually sold out straight away, so the Primary Schools Parent’s Assn have asked people bear with them and the new order will be in the shops within the next few days, also to thank everyone for your support. Paddy Murphy of Tullig has kindly offered all sale proceeds to benefit the two local Millstreet primary schools – Scoil Mhuire Boys National School and Presentation National School.

Song No.23 Ordinary Miracle is sung by the Presentation National School, it was the song sang at Feis Maitiú in Cork March 2020, a video of the the practice can be viewed here Ordinary Miracle on YouTube

Some great local song’s and local singers are on the CD, from the Marie & Breda the Diamond Sisters, Peter Lane & Black Water Sounds, Nora Hickey, The Celts, St John’s Ballad Group, Breda Tarrant, Eily Buckley and Jerry Sheehan to name just a few of the singers, some songs are well known and some like Eily’s Millstreet Town are composed by the people themselves.  It is a truly wonderful mix of songs and all for just €10 and it benefits the Primary Schools at the same time.

They would make a fantastic Christmas present and I have heard that some have been sent to England and San Francisco as Christmas presents already.  Also, someone asked if they could give in an extra donation for the schools, this would be more than welcome and can either be handed in at the shops listed below or by contacting Claire call/text 0879006734 or email

Cover by Margaux Gilbourne

The Millstreet Primary School Parents Association have CD’s out in the following shops:

O’Herlihy’s Centra

Colemans Centra

O’Keeffe’s SuperValu

Wordsworth

Capabu

The Post Office

The Primary School’s Facebook Page

“Radio Treasures” This Tuesday on CMS from 9.30 to 11.30pm

“Radio Treasures” Weekly Show is on air tonight (Tues., 9th Nov. 2021) on Cork Music Station from 9.30 to 11.30 (Irish Time).   Feel most welcome to contact the Show on corkmusicstation@ gmail.com or on Text/WhatsApp 086 825 0074 or check out the Seán Radley Facebook.  Happy Listening!  (S.R.)   We chat about a variety of topics and we listen to the very best songs and music and share some entertaining quotes!  We remember our Faithful Departed.  We listen to the wonderful voices of Frank Sinatra, Doris Day …. and there’s more…much more and we chat about the images below accessed from our Museum Pictorial Archive featuring our very special Guest whose Interview we feature at 10pm (Part 1 of 2) – Rosemary (Rosie) Chiaverini.  Rosie has met some of the most famous Hollywood Stars including Elvis, Frank Sinatra,  John Wayne, Alan Alda to mention but some and has been Secretary to Glen Campbell for some seven years!  It’s a most interesting interview with such a wonderful Lady.  We thank Michael Thornton for introducing us to this amazing American Visitor.

Rosie at Coolefield House.
Michael Thornton accepts a fascinating signed copy of some of the script of “The West Wing” television series from Rosie Chiaverini who has prestigious Hollywood connections.
Rosie pictured during her magnificent Interview at Coolefield House, Drishanebeg, Millstreet. Part One airs at 10pm this Tuesday.

[read more …] ““Radio Treasures” This Tuesday on CMS from 9.30 to 11.30pm”

‘A Millstreet Collection’ CD is now available to pre-order and costs €10.

‘A Millstreet Collection’ CD is now available to pre-order and costs €10.

Millstreet Primary School Parents Association is proud to announce the sale of a fabulous CD which is sure to make a lovely present for Millstreet and music fans for Christmas 2021.

The collection is the hard work of a local man, Paddy Murphy from Tullig, who undertook the project and oversaw the production. The featured songs all have a connection to Millstreet, either by their lyrics or through the artists involved. A delightful song by pupils from the Presentation National School also features.  The result is a varied collection of traditional Irish music, ballads, and toe-tapping tunes to name but a few. In total over 27 songs are featured.

Paddy has kindly offered all sale proceeds to benefit the two local Millstreet primary schools – Scoil Mhuire Boys National School and Presentation National School.

With support from the schools Parents Association a competition was run amongst the pupils of both schools to design the CD artwork. The winning entry, by Margaux Gilbourne 6th Class, features on the front cover and cleverly depicts local places and objects – such as Drishane Castle and Clara Mountain.

With an in-person launch not possible due to ongoing Government restrictions the CD is now available to pre-order and costs €10. It will also shortly be available for sale locally, with thanks owed to the local Millstreet shops for supporting its sale.

To pre-order simply email

or call/text 0879006734.

The winning entry, by Margaux Gilbourne 6th Class.

Your support is greatly appreciated.

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Wonderfully Successful “Fight for Sight” Truck Run on Sunday

Despite very challenging inclement weather conditions on Sunday there was a truly magnificent response to the fundraising “Fight for Sight” Truck Run on Sunday, 31st Oct. 2021 in aid of Alannah and Ellie when some 200 Trucks (it is estimated) participated in the very praiseworthy event.  Here we share some 21 images from the occasion as the many very impressive vehicles were about to leave the starting point at Millstreet’s Green Glens. [read more …] “Wonderfully Successful “Fight for Sight” Truck Run on Sunday”

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

We thank Presenter, John Greene for advance information on this Sunday evening’s programme – 24th Oct. 2021 at 7pm on C103.  (S.R.)

Where The Road Takes Me – Sunday 24th Oct.

In the first of a two part programme on ‘Where the Road Takes me’ this week,  John Greene looks at the history of brewing in Cork.  It also encompasses the commercial and social life in the City and County.

The programme focusses mainly on the Cork Porter Company, which later became Beamish & Crawford, until its closure in 2009. 

In Bandon we look at the story behind Allman’s Brewery and Distillers, which was bought and closed by Beamish & Crawford.  We also meet some of the former workforce at the West Cork plant.  [read more …] ““Where the Road Takes Me” at 7pm this Sunday on C103″

“Radio Treasures” This Tuesday on CMS from 9.30 to 11.30pm

“Radio Treasures” Weekly Show is on air tonight (Tues., 19th Oct. 2021) on Cork Music Station from 9.30 to 11.30 (Irish Time).   Feel most welcome to contact the Show on corkmusicstation@ gmail.com or on Text/WhatsApp 086 825 0074 or check out the Seán Radley Facebook.  Happy Listening!  (S.R.)   We chat about a variety of topics and we listen to the very best songs and music and sharesome entertaining quotes!  We remember our Faithful Departed….especially Kay Burgess and Maurice O’Connor.   We listen to the wonderful voice of Nelson Eddie …. and there’s more…much more and we chat about the images below accessed from our Museum Pictorial Archive.

Our 10pm Interview tonight is with Wexford native, Author, Teacher and “Ireland’s Own” Historian in Residence – Éamonn Duggan. We feature Part One of a Two Part conversation with Éamonn….pictured here at Millstreet Museum last week.
Flying the Millstreet Flag in advance of next Sunday’s Hurling Final in Banteer.
Perhaps not a case of Trains and Boats and Planes….but of Cars and Bikes and Tractors seen in Millstreet over the weekend!
Mary Hickie “in conversation” with Kathleen Kelleher’s beautiful pet dog “Leon” at Millstreet Town Park!!
Magnificent Autumn Carpet in Millstreet Town Park.
Following last Sunday’s Tractor Run from Carriganima three splendid Tractors park near the former Bank of Ireland (note that the sign on the Bank wall is now removed) at The Square, Millstreet.

[read more …] ““Radio Treasures” This Tuesday on CMS from 9.30 to 11.30pm”

Calendar 2021 Cheque Presented by Millstreet Community Council

Marie O’Riordan (née O’Sullivan) pictured in centre accepted the One Thousand Euro Cheque on behalf of Millstreet Daycare Centre from (on left) Margaret Bourke and Michelle O’Keeffe on behalf of Millstreet Community Council. This was the fruitful result of the sales of the Millstreet 2021 Calendar. Other members of MCC are also pictured. The Calendar Sub-Committee of MCC included Marie Twomey, Dan Collins, Michelle O’Keeffe and Margaret Bourke. Tap on the image to enlarge. (S.R.)

Primary School CD Cover design needed.

Calling all Millstreet Primary School student artists!

The Millstreet Primary School Parents Association are looking for help to design the front and back cover for a CD featuring songs by local people. The collection has yet to be named and suggestions are welcomed.
As proceeds from the sale of this CD have been kindly offered to the two Millstreet Primary Schools, we thought it would be fun if a pupil or group of pupils designed the cover.
◦ You will need to design the front and back using the blank template provided.
◦ Include the following text on the front cover: “Proceeds towards Scoil Mhuire BNS and Presentation National School Millstreet”.
◦ There are no rules for the theme – inspiration can be taken from anywhere – local places, people, nature, school, your imagination….
◦ Once design is finalised the details of the track titles and artists will be added on the back of the album cover.
◦ The winning design will get a credit on the CD and also be used for marketing material and social media platforms.
◦ We need you to submit your entry via a photograph of your design by Friday 24th September to millstreetparentsassoc @ gmail.com (no spaces)
◦ Please keep your original safe in case we need to access it for printing.

Hope you have fun and we look forward to seeing your designs!

Please use the template attached here:
https://www.printablepaper.net/preview/CD-cover
Also you can find the Primary Schools Parents Association on https://www.facebook.com/Millstreet-Primary-Schools-Parents-Association-104178005023702