Death Notice: Mary Rea (née Healy), Claraghatlea, Millstreet

The death has occurred of Mary Rea (née Healy)
Claraghatlea, Millstreet, Co. Cork

On September 3rd 2019, passed away peacefully in the loving care of the staff at Cork University Hospital. Wife of the late Joe. Deeply regretted by all her nephews, nieces, grandnephews, grandnieces, great-grandnephews, great-grandnieces, sister-in-law Lal Healy, her devoted carer Bebe, relatives and kind neighbours Barry and Edel Fraser.
Lying in repose at St Patrick’s Church, Millstreet, on Wednesday evening from 6.30pm to 8pm. Requiem Mass on Thursday at 11am, followed by burial in St Mary’s Cemetery. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a hanam dílis. [rip [read more …] “Death Notice: Mary Rea (née Healy), Claraghatlea, Millstreet”

“Radio Treasures” Tonight 9:30 to 11:00 – Improved Sound Achieved!

“Radio Treasures” tonight (Tuesday, 3rd Sept. 2019) places focus on a broad selection of excellent songs and music from Irish Traditional to Classical to Country & Western.   Tonight it’s Jeannette McDonald and Nelson Eddy who are our featured Artists.   And we visit our audio archives for some very special gems also.   All this and much more tonight on Cork Music Station .   Also in tonight’s “Radio Treasures” we include musings, music and songs galore.  We remember our Faithful DepartedAnd we are using a new microphone system so hopefully sound quality will improve! And we chat about such a variety of topics as illustrated below:

All Ireland Under 12 Céilí Band Champions Crossfields. Also included with the Wonderful Winners is their splendidly dedicated Coach – Alan Finn.

Click on the images to enlarge.  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.  See lots more images below.  (S.R.)

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Eily’s Report 3rd September

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

The new Irish Community Rapid Response(ICRR) Service was launched this week by Minister for Foreign Affairs, Mr Simon Coveney with many other local politicians  present as well as the management crew of the new service.  We are indeed delighted to have this service centered on our doorstep. How fortunate we were to have an Aerodrome complete with hanger etc  in the locality ready made to receive the helicopter and staff and all that goes with it.

Those of us who have lived in the area all our lives can recall when the McCarthy family who ran a popular and much needed pipe and tile business in Rathcoole built the Aerodrome. It was at a time when air travel was in its infancy and the development created quite a stir in the locality. Times changed and the sound of local planes faded from our skies and from our minds. Little did we think that the site would come to life again in 2019 and become the base for a life-saving service which can fly any casualty from the catchment area to our best hospitals in a matter of minutes.

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Millstreet Vintage Club Autumn Car Run on next Sunday Sept 8th

Millstreet Vintage Club Autumn Car Run on next Sunday Sept 8th. The Run is open to all types of Vintage and Classic Cars.

Organiser Luke Hurley has a very nice Scenic Route laid on,Registration at Dromtarriffe Hall (Eircode P51 KC52) from 11am with Take Off at 12.30pm,Stop for a Tea Break at the Village Inn Ashford with optional dinner at the finish in Bobs Bar in Ballydesmond,for more details on the Run Contact Luke Hurley on 086 8805437.

Historic Launch at Rathcoole Airfield on Monday Morning

With national media present at Rathcoole Airfield on Monday morning, 2nd Sept. 2019 – Coordinator supreme, John Kearney and his superb Team witnessed their dream become reality when Tánaiste Simon Coveney officially cut the tape to launch the start of the all-important Air Ambulance Service.   Here we share the first four of many more images recalling the historic event.  Click on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.)

Sheila Fitzgerald with Pascal Sheehy of RTÉ