Nora Tarrant (née Buckley), Coole, Millstreet

The death has occurred of Nora Tarrant (née Buckley), Coole, Millstreet, Co. Cork.

On March 6th, peacefully at home, in the presence of her family, NORA, beloved wife of the late Patsy, loving mother to John, Peg (Collins), Eileen (Power) and Pádraig, adoring Nana to Eoin, Helena, Donogh, Tomás, Niamh and Aoife, sister to Margaret and the late Andrew, Annie and Michael. Sadly missed by her family, daughters in law Catherine and Sheila, sons in law Denis and Ger, nephews, nieces, relatives, wonderful neighbours and many friends.

In accordance with current guidelines, a private funeral will take place. Requiem Mass in St. Patrick’s Church, Millstreet, on Monday at 12 noon, followed by burial in Drishane Cemetery. Funeral Mass will be streamed live on:

Please leave your personal message for Nora’s family in the Condolences section HERE.

Ar dheis Dé go raibh a h-anam dílis.

Unusual Bird Visits Eily’s Home!

In March 2019 Daniel and Majella O’Donnell visited the very welcoming home of Eily Buckley.  In  March 2021 (Sat. 6th) it was this beautiful rare bird that paid a visit to Eily’s Garden!   Clearly seeking Select Accommodation!  Tap on the image to enlarge.  (S.R.)  Update:  Lots of suggestions coming in – including one from Caroline Lehane who suggests that the bird could well be a Peregrine Falcon….Another suggestion received – a Sparrow Hawk.

An official image of a Peregrine Falcon.
Official picture of a Sparrow Hawk.


“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 – 7th March 2021 at 7pm on C103.  (S.R.) 

Where The Road Takes Me

In 1921 the IRA Hierarchy made an order that women who were found guilty of spying or collaborating with the enemy, were to be banished from their homeplace. 

However, some local Commanders rewrote those rules and executed at least three women who had crossed the line as they saw it. 

On this week’s edition of ‘Where the road takes me’, John Greene delves into the story of Beara woman Bridget Noble who was kidnapped by the IRA, held hostage for over a week and executed.  Her remains were never located.

We hear from author Seán Boyne who has written extensively about it and we also joined by musician and composer Skully, who wrote two pieces of music in memory of Bridget Noble.

We hear a recording of his Great Grand-Aunt Eva O’Sullivan, who, at only twelve years of age, was a member of Cumann na mBan at the time.  [read more …] ““Where the Road Takes Me” at 7pm this Sunday on C103″

“Lunchtime Favourites” Sunday 7th March 2021 – 12.30 to 1.30pm

We invite you to submit your Requests for our weekly Music Request Show “Lunchtime Favourites” (Sunday, 7th March 2021) on Cork Music Station which is broadcast today from 12:30pm until 1.30pm.  This is our tenth Lunchtime programme of 2021 where our songs and music are full of variety.    All our usual features on today’s Show….and we also focus on the images shared below where we view Shopfronts of Millstreet over the years….as well as current photos.  And we remember the late Nora Tarrant of Coole.   Just email your requests anytime either to corkmusicstation OR to millstreetmuseum or text/WhatsApp to 086 825 0074.   Or check out the Seán Radley Facebook Page.  And we chat about these images below (sourced from Millstreet Museum Pictorial Archives) during our Show. Tap on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.)

Sunset as viewed from The Square, Millstreet on Sat. 6th March 2021. Tap on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)
Shopfronts over the years in Millstreet Town.

Clonbanin Ambush Centenary being commemorated at The Square this weekend.

[read more …] ““Lunchtime Favourites” Sunday 7th March 2021 – 12.30 to 1.30pm”