Julia at 105 and the Conifers Performance in Millstreet – “Radio Treasures” Tonight from 9:30 to 11:00

Our 10pm interview tonight brings us back to the recent superb Conifers Concert in the Wallis Arms Hotel and we attend the inspiring 105th Birthday Party for Julia Murphy at Millstreet Day Care Centre and we reflect on  the magnificent Easter Choral Concert at St. Patrick’s Church, Millstreet– all on Cork Music Station this Tuesday, 30th April 2019.   Also in tonight’s “Radio Treasures” we include musings, music and songs galore.  And we chat about the many items illustrated below including Easter Commemoration in The Square.   Lots more images of these topics later   Click on the images to enlarge. Feel most welcome to make contact by logging into our “Seán Radley” Facebook chat page or by texting 086 825 0074.  One may also email us on millstreetmuseum @eircom.net – Happy Listening!   [read more …] “Julia at 105 and the Conifers Performance in Millstreet – “Radio Treasures” Tonight from 9:30 to 11:00″

Language and Culture Night in Millstreet Community School – Thurs. 2nd May 2019

This year’s Language and Culture Night will take place in Millstreet Community School on Thursday 2nd May beginning at 7pmSpecial guest will be Cork GAA legend Seán Óg Ó hAilpín.

The event will once again be an opportunity to acknowledge and celebrate the many nationalities represented by members of our local community.  The evening will include song, dance and a chance to learn a little about different cultures and traditions. Those attending will be able to taste food from a variety of countries.  Admission is free and all are welcome.

Eily’s Report – 30th April

Dia is Mhuire díobh go léir a chairde, and welcome to my report.

Tomorrow Wednesday is the first of the Merry Month of May, and by all accounts it promises to be a scorcher. The year so far has been like the doctor ordered it. Early growth, sunny days and nights of welcome rain until  Hurricane Hannah hit the country  last Friday. The warnings of red and yellow, sent us all into a frenzy battering down the hatches and fixtures were cancelled all over the place.


And come it did just as severe as the experts said it would, but when we got up next morning it was as if it never happened. There was no great damage to be seen. We were so lucky around here, because in other places, they did suffer a lot of damage, trees down and thousands of people were without power for days, but  best all, there was no loss of life.   It only goes to show the quality of our homes and places today. In the past places would be strewn with debris after a storm and in some cases, roofs of houses, and sheds blown down. By and large, we are well prepared to stand up to the challenges of today’s weather.  Baoichas le Dia.

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Sliabh Luachra Cycling Club weekly update

The long evenings and decent weather is providing a great opportunity for both the Couch to Ring of Kerry group and the leisure cyclists within the club to get some decent spins in, including some undertaking the Ride Dingle Sportive and the sportive in Killavullen on Sunday last. One of the key local leisure sportives is the Twin Peaks Challenge on 12th May next organised by Killarney CC.
Our annual Tour of Sliabh Luachra will take place on June 30th at 9:00am from Teach Iosagain.

A group of 12 juveniles and 7 adults took part in the 54th Annual John Drumm Memorial Cup races in Currow last Sunday. Days like this the Club bus really pays off. This was the biggest representation SLCC had at any race to date and bodes well for the future. Four of our juveniles came home with placings, Sean P Fleming, Nicholas Buckley, Amy Fleming and Kate Murphy. Keenan Dennehy had his first day out racing – we had a few mechanicals and punctures along the way for good measure – well done to John Breen and his team at Currow CC for providing such an array of events at all juvenile levels.

From an adult racing perspective it’s great to see Paudie Keane and Sean Dineen back racing in Currow. Anthony Tancred, Johnny R O Sullivan, Richard Cleverly, Denis O Connor and Dan Murphy all rode well and finished safely in their various races.

Next week the racing focus moves to the Kanturk 3 day – with racing for Juveniles and Adults kicking off on Saturday.

Preperations are ongoing for the Inaugural Sliabh Luachra CC Youth Races for Juniors, U16, U14 & U12 Boys & Girls on June 16th at at Knocknagree.

Training for Juveniles interested in either leisure or competitive cycling continues every Saturday at 9am.

Red Cross National Volunteers Awards

Congratulations to Margaret Crean, Dromsicane on receiving the prestigious award as Runner-up in the Health and Social Care Volunteer of the Year section, in this year’s Red Cross National Volunteer’s Award in Croke Park on the 27th April.

(Pictured here with her son John, his partner Laima, grandson Nathan and Jason Sherlock) 

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