November 2021 Garden of Remembrance For Our Faithful Departed

Here we share images of the November 2021 Garden of Remembrance in honour of the Holy Souls which is in place at St. Patrick’s Church, Millstreet during the month of November.   Great credit is due to All who coordinate this very beautiful Annual Garden of Remembrance.  Tap on the pictures to enlarge.  (S.R.) [read more …] “November 2021 Garden of Remembrance For Our Faithful Departed”

“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 – 14th Nov. 2021 at 7pm on C103.  (S.R.)

Where The Road Takes Me – Sunday 14th Nov.

On this week’s edition of ‘Where the road takes me’, John Greene concludes the two part programme on the history of the Jeffers family of Bandon.

Author of ‘Jeffers of Bandon – A history’, Isla Jeffers speaks about the burning of Castle Bernard by the IRA in 1921.

From our archives, we get an as close as possible first hand account of what transpired at Castle Bernard from the nephew of the officer in charge of the IRA unit Seán Hales.


Jeffers open Bandon’s first café in the 1950s and West Cork’s first Supermarket in 1960.  However, a little tweaking was necessary, when a sign which read ‘Please take a basket’, was taken literally by customers. [read more …] ““Where the Road Takes Me” at 7pm this Sunday on C103″

‘A Millstreet Collection’ CD Primary Schools fundraiser.

The first run of CD’s hit the shop and virtually sold out straight away, so the Primary Schools Parent’s Assn have asked people bear with them and the new order will be in the shops within the next few days, also to thank everyone for your support. Paddy Murphy of Tullig has kindly offered all sale proceeds to benefit the two local Millstreet primary schools – Scoil Mhuire Boys National School and Presentation National School.

Song No.23 Ordinary Miracle is sung by the Presentation National School, it was the song sang at Feis Maitiú in Cork March 2020, a video of the the practice can be viewed here Ordinary Miracle on YouTube

Some great local song’s and local singers are on the CD, from the Marie & Breda the Diamond Sisters, Peter Lane & Black Water Sounds, Nora Hickey, The Celts, St John’s Ballad Group, Breda Tarrant, Eily Buckley and Jerry Sheehan to name just a few of the singers, some songs are well known and some like Eily’s Millstreet Town are composed by the people themselves.  It is a truly wonderful mix of songs and all for just €10 and it benefits the Primary Schools at the same time.

They would make a fantastic Christmas present and I have heard that some have been sent to England and San Francisco as Christmas presents already.  Also, someone asked if they could give in an extra donation for the schools, this would be more than welcome and can either be handed in at the shops listed below or by contacting Claire call/text 0879006734 or email

Cover by Margaux Gilbourne

The Millstreet Primary School Parents Association have CD’s out in the following shops:

O’Herlihy’s Centra

Colemans Centra

O’Keeffe’s SuperValu



The Post Office

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