“Radio Treasures” Tonight Features Medjugorje and Nebraska

Radio Treasures tonight (Tues. 11th Feb. 2020 from 9:30 to 11.00 pm) on www.corkmusicstation.com.… Special feature at 10pm when we briefly interview two visitors from Nebraska – Michael & Willie Cronin who with Eily Buckley visited Millstreet Museum on Nov. 11th 2019.  And on day – 11th Feb. which is the Feast of Our Lady of Lourdes we listen to two beautiful hymns recorded in Medjugorje.  We reflect on the success of the recent two broadcasts from “Round the Fireside” with Jimmy Reidy.  We hear two wonderful songs from Sarah Dennehy – “Caledonia” and “Travelling Soldier”.  And we refer to happenings illustrated below.  Tap on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.)

Visitors from Nebraska at Cinnamon in Nov. 2019. We briefly interview Michael & Willie Cronin.

Presentation of €20,500.00 Cheque to Hugh Ryan, Chairperson, Kerry Parents & Friends Association at final night of Rathmore Panto 2020.

Members of the Linehan Family, Dooneen, Millstreet at final night of Rathmore Panto 2020.
Civil Defence meeting in Millstreet in late 1970s.
Tour of Alps Factory in 1988.
Cobh Historical Animation Ladies Group at Carriganima 2016 Commemoration.
An tAthair Peadar Ó Laoghaire
Eurovision Week at The Square – May 1993

Below – A magical moment from the final performance of Rathmore Pantomime 2020! [read more …] ““Radio Treasures” Tonight Features Medjugorje and Nebraska”

Eily’s Report – 11th February

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

The severe weather warnings at the weekend painted a pretty solemn picture of what  we were to expect and we were well advised to pay attention.  The elements didn’t make it easy for us to cast our votes on Saturday but the howling winds and heavy rains  did nothing to dampen the determination of the multitudes to come out and avail of their just right to have their say at the ballot box. The outcome was to say the least dramatic and you’d wonder if our elections were always held on a Saturday would the response be as great.  I was talking to two university students the other day. The first lad hardly knew what I was talking about and didn’t bother to register while the other  had secured his paperwork and was all set to cast his first ever  vote when he got home at the weekend. I don’t know what that proves but it’s nice to know what the young people think because they are our future.

I don’t know about you or what you thought of the Election. The winners and the losers and so on  but I’m going to tell you that I’m glad to see the back of Minister Shane Ross. His handling of the drink/driving laws was nothing short of a criminal act. With the stroke of a pen he penalised our elderly rural dwellers and subjected them to a life of loneliness that sent them to their graves.  Alright maybe to say you can’t drink and drive but give something instead. Provide a reliable rural transport system that they could avail of to bring them to town to meet their friends for a drink and chat. It was such a beautiful social thing, which kept them clean, tidy and happy. To go to town they should shave, change into clean clothes and in some cases just wash the wellingtons. I always thought they looked great.  They kept the stories and folklore of old alive but when the new laws came in, we lost all of that.    To see them growing lonely, unkempt and sad   before our very eyes was painful to see.   The trend is still there today which caused the closing down of so many rural pubs and they were important to rural Ireland.

Can you blame me for not being sorry to see the last of Shane Ross?

[read more …] “Eily’s Report – 11th February”

FUNDRAISING CONCERT in aid of local student

FUNDRAISING CONCERT in aid of local student, Patrick Buckley’s trip to help with Street and Slum Children in Kolkata, India, with the HOPE FOUNDATION.

When:   Friday February 21st, 2020 at 8pm.

Where:   Millstreet GAA Hall.

Great line-up of Acts, including:  the 2019  U12 & U18 All-Ireland winning Crossfields Bands;
The 2020 All-Ireland winning Freemount Plearacha Group;
Millstreet All-Ireland Set Dancers,
Recent All-Ireland winning Singers, Dancers, Storytellers & and other performances.
A great night of entertainment assured.Great prizes on the night also with a Raffle.
€10 adult entry, €20 per family, €5 per student.

Tickets for sale from Patrick or Bridget Buckley at 087 9927042.

Tickets also available at O’Regan’s Mills, Station Road, Millstreet

Your support would be greatly appreciated.


Parish Newsletter – 9th February, 2020

Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time – 9th February, 2020
Canon John Fitzgerald P.P.  
Tel Nos. Millstreet 029-70043/Mobile 087-7752948
Email:  <email>    www.dioceseofkerry.ie
10.00a.m.-1.00p.m. & 2.00p.m.-5.00p.m.

Your prayers are requested for the repose of the souls of the following and for those whose anniversaries occur around this time, and for those for whom masses will be offered during the week:

RECENT DEATHS:   Michael Twomey, Banteer; Breeda Trend (nee Murphy), Plymouth & Ballydaly; Frank Thornton, Drishanebeg

Mass Intentions this Week-end:
Millstreet Vigil 6.30 p.m.                 James & Catherine O’Connor, Kilcummin & their daughter Betty Smith, Boston
Ballydaly   9.00 a.m.                         Denis O’Brien, Ballydaly
Cullen      10.15 a.m.                          Jerry O’Donoghue, Cullen
Millstreet 11.30 a.m.                         Peter & Nora Dineen, Cloghoula

Anniversaries: Dan McSwenney, Murphy’s Terrace; Pat Joe Kelleher, Pound Hill; Mary Cronin, Main Street; Billy Murphy, Coole; William, Elizabeth & Vincent McSweeney, Flintfield; Eileen & Thomas O’Mahony, Kilmeedy; Betsy Murphy, Killarney Road; Willie Neenan, Ballydaly; Johnny Cremin, Gortavehy;  Dan Joe McSweeney, Ardnageeha; Joan Herlihy, Knockane; Nora & Denis O’Sullivan, Inches;  Kathleen O’Mahony, Clonakilty; William Hickey, Kilcommon, Thurles. [read more …] “Parish Newsletter – 9th February, 2020”

Breeda Trend, Plymouth (née Bridget Murphy of Ballydaly)

TREND Bridget (née Murphy). Passed away peacefully on 31st January 2020, aged 77 years (28th Nov. 1942). Dearly loved wife of the late Michael, loving mum to Alison and Andrew, much loved nan of Jacob, Tim, Rachel, Mathew and Emma. Funeral service on Wednesday 26th February at Weston Mill Crematorium at 11.30am. Family flowers only, donations for St Luke’s Hospice Enquiries to Wyatt Brothers 5-7 Durnford Street Plymouth PL1 3QJ Tel: 01752 600437 [Funeral Notices]

She was the sister of the late Mary, Mella, John Anthony, and Eddie, and is regretted by her sisters Margaret (Casey) and Noreen, and brother Brendan, and was the second youngest of the family.
Breeda joined her sister Mary (Flaherty) in Plymouth U.K. about 1955, where she married Michael Trend, and they had two children: Alison and Andrew. Her husband Michael died January 22nd 2019. She was a fabulous lady, kind and thoughtful. She stayed in touch with all branches of the family by phone, and gave the most warm hugs. Everyone loved her. She will be missed. – Russell
[read more …] “Breeda Trend, Plymouth (née Bridget Murphy of Ballydaly)”