Magnificent Diamond Jubilee of Timmy Joe & Brenda

Where would one experience such a royal welcome, an uplifting celebration of Mass which included the wonderful singing of Annmarie O’Riordan and musical Friends, three more traditional musicians during the drinks reception, a glorious banquet in an exquisite setting where Guests were entertained by two Magicians during their meal, surprise musical Guests Sharon Shannon and Friends (including Macroom’s Jim Murray, Jnr.) introduced on stage, a performance by five times world champion Dancer David Geaney from Dingle and finally Nathan Carter & his Superb Band?    All this and much more took place at The Europe Hotel in beautiful Killarney on Saturday evening (29th June 2019) organised by Family to celebrate the Diamond Jubilee of the Marriage of Timmy Joe and Brenda O’Sullivan of Cullen whose wedding took place in 1959

 It was a true privilege to witness such a magnificent occasion and we extend sincere thanks to Brenda and Timmy Joe for permitting us to share a selection of images of the many pictures recorded on the occasion.   Heartfelt congratulations to the Happy Couple Brenda and Timmy Joe and every Blessing in the future.  Click on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.) [read more …] “Magnificent Diamond Jubilee of Timmy Joe & Brenda”

“Radio Treasures” in Ballydesmond on CMS Tonight 9:30 to 11:00

Our 10pm interview tonight introduces us to William, Jim & Luke with Ita at presentation of Bumbleance Cheque in Ballydesmond.   And we visit our audio archives for some very special gems.   All this and much more tonight on Cork Music Station during which we listen to a wonderful selection of the hugely popular songs of Jim Reeves.   Also in tonight’s “Radio Treasures” we include musings, music and songs galore. Listen to the magnificent music of Kevin McDermott of Wexford  

Feel most welcome to make contact by logging into our “Seán Radley” Facebook chat page or by texting.  One may also email us on millstreetmuseum – Happy Listening!  Click on the images to enlarge.  Click here to tune into tonight’s Show.  (S.R.)

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Presentation made to Bumbleance Childrens Ambulance Service by Millstreet Vintage Club

Millstreet Vintage Club made a presentation in Bob’s Bar Ballydesmond on Monday Evening last July 1st to Bumbleance Childrens Ambulance Service following the Clubs recent BBQ Car Run,a Cheque for €2,000 was handed over to Bumbleance which was an outstanding achievement by the Club and Willie Fitzgerald of Millstreet Vintage Club who was COC for the BBQ Run thanked everyone for their generosity and support which far exceeded all expectations,below are a couple of Photos of the Presentation which are Courtesy of Breeda Piggott.


Most Enjoyable Circuit of Ireland Stages Revisited Run held last Sunday

Millstreet Vintage Club and Event Organiser Donie Lucey would like to thank everyone that took part in the Circuit of Ireland Stages Revisited Run on Sunday last,the Event was an outstanding success with 65 Cars taking part,proceedings got underway from Dromtariffee Community Centre just after 12 Noon from where the Cars made there way through some Classic Circuit of Ireland Stages like Mullaghanish,Fuhiry,Borlin,Tim Healy Pass,Kilmacalogue and Lough Guitane which were Stages all used on the Circuit of Ireland in years gone by,favorable Weather conditions made for a most beautiful drive through the Scenic Cork/Kerry Countryside.

Before the Event began Documentation and Event Sign On was completed at the Dromtarriffe Community Centre with the Event finishing back at the Killarney Racecourse by 6pm where proceedings were concluded after a well earned Barbeque following a busy day of driving,a big thanks must go out to the Marshals/Bike Marshals and An Garda Siochana who kept the Event flowing smoothly,also thanks to all the people helping out at Event Sign On,Catering etc,the Media and Phographers who covered the Event both on the day and in the lead up,also thanks to Dromtariffee Community Centre,Killarney Racecourse,Teddy’s Bar Kilmacalogue,Top of Coom Pub,The Perrin Inn Glengarriff and JJs Elcetrical Kanturk for all there help. Millstreet Vintage Club hope everybody enjoyed the Run and look forward to seeing you all again very soon.

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The Iron Age Log-Boat of Comeenatrush

In 1992 when the the then owner Thade Mullane had a digger on his farm at Curragh, an Iron age Log Boat was discovered when landscaping the edge of Comeenatrush Lake. Made from oak, it had been preserved by the acidic bog water.  It was dug out and researched by archaeologists from UCC and dated to 393 AD to 537 AD, it is the earliest boat found on the Blackwater Valley. After inspections, it was re-submerged into the lake to preserve it.
Other artefacts were also found in the lake, and these are now museum pieces [2].

The logboat discovered at Comeenatrush, seen here after it was taken from the water.

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