Fantastic Turnout for The Millstreet Vintage Club Summer Car Run in Aid of Bumbleance Childrens Ambulance Service last Saturday Evening

The Millstreet Vintage Club Summer Car Run was held last Saturday Evening over in Cullen and despite the Weather being a big Challenge with Thunder and Lightning and Torrential Rain prevailing before the start of the Event there was a very impressive 95 Cars signed on for
the Event which was again in Aid of BUMBLEance Children’s Ambulance Service,the starting point was the Cullen Community Centre where the Bumbleance Ambulance was also on display,the Cars left Cullen just after 6pm and made there way on a Scenic Route up to Knocknagree and then on to Ballydesmond, Sugan Road,Cordal and on to Castleisland before heading out the Abbeyfeale Road and then turning left and heading up into some spectacular views of the Countryside that brought the Cars down into the Finish at O`Riadas Bar and Restuarant near Ballymacelligott, the weather was not as favourable on this occasion but the views on this part of the Run never disappoint even on a bad Weather day and once we reached the finish this was followed by Refreshments and Musical Entertainment supplied by Bernie Heaney Barry O Halloran Sheila Heery and Tim Joe O’Riordan.
At the Finish of the Event the Bumbleance Ambulance was again on display at O Riadas Bar Ballymacelligott and a viewing of this very impressive Vehicle gives a person an idea of the great Work and Service this voluntary group carry out for seriously ill Children.
There was an open draw made before the start of the Run in Cullen for a Perpetual Trophy and this was won by Ian O’Connor in his Subaru Legacy.
Millstreet Vintage Club and Event Organiser Willie Fitzgerald would like to thank everyone who came along to the Event, your support was tremendous and much appreciated,a big shout out must go out to the People that helped out on Saturday Evening in very Challenging Weather Conditions which helped make the Event a massive success, to all the Marshalls, Bike Marshalls, Registration/Sign On, Route Layout/Arrowing Crew, the hardworking Catering Crew in Cullen etc many many thanks for all your help, also thanks must go out to Cullen Pipe Band, An Garda Siochana,Cullen Community Centre, Sheila Fitzgerald of The Corkman Mike Sheehan Old Road Productions,O`Riadas for great Food and Hospitality, Photographers and Media People, thanks also to The Pub Carriganima for the Amplification System and finally many thanks to all the people that donated Spot Prizes for the Raffle namely Kealy Coaches Cullen,The Pub Carriganima,Super Valu Millstreet, Murphys Gala Banteer Kanturk, Duggans Recovery, Liam O`Connor Garage, Dan Barry Crash Repairs Bernard and Mary Crowley,Luke/Mairead Hurley and Family,Dan and Mary O’Riordan,Eileen and John Lucey Recovery Boherbue,Sheila Heery,
O Riadas Bar and Restaurant,Bernie Heaney, and Sibly Group.

For anybody that may have not been at the Event on Saturday Evening last but would like to make a Contribution to Bumbleance you can still do so on a Go Funde Me Page organised by Corkmusicstation and Willie Fitzgerald,this Go Fund Me Fundraiser Page will remain Live until the end of June and can be found on the Link Below.

We hope you Enjoyed the Event and we look forward to seeing you all again very soon.

Photos by Daniel Lane, Sammy Murphy Seán Radley and Ray Corkery. 


“Radio Treasures” Tonight from 9.10 to 11.30pm on CMS

On this Tuesday – 20th June 2023 – preceded by “Jimmy Reidy & Friends” with a wonderful programme from the  splendid Archival Show where the focus is on Castlemartyr in Cork at 8pm (the repeat of which one may hear after the Maureen Henry Show on Sunday night just after 10.30pm) we invite you to also tune into “Radio Treasures” this Tuesday from 9.10 to 11.30pm on Cork Music Station.  Feel very welcome to contact the live programme by emailing corkmusicstation or texting 086 825 0074 – One may also WhatsApp that number.   Tonight’s programme includes the a special Interview at 10pm with Breda Dyland who recently accepted at Millstreet Library the very impressive Blankets in aid of Cancer Connect Bus Link (pictured below – Breda is standing 4th from left)…At 9.45pm we meet with Sammy Murphy of Carriganima and Danny Tobin of Ballymac near Castleisland at Saturday’s very successful Car Run in aid of Bumbleance….We celebrate Jim Wickham’s 80th Birthday at 9.30pm…. as well as lots of uplifting songs, music, musings and requests…. We chat about the many images below … plus lots more.    Tap on the pictures to enlarge.  (S.R.)

Con’s superb Book is now on sale at “Wordsworth” Millstreet.

[read more …] ““Radio Treasures” Tonight from 9.10 to 11.30pm on CMS”

Filling Station at Liscahane, Macroom Road

The Millstreet Filling Station at Liscahane, Macroom Road, Millstreet, Co. Cork P51 EAC6 will be closing down from 6pm (COB) on Friday, 30 June 2023 for a period of time, in order to facilitate extensive renovations. Further details  as follows –

Tuesday, 20 June 2023

RE: Charmull Properties Ltd

Notice about the closure of our filling station at Liscahane, Macroom Road, Millstreet, Co. Cork P51 EAC6

 Dear Customer,

I am writing to advise that our filling station at the above address in Millstreet will be closing down from 6pm (COB) on Friday, 30 June 2023 for a period of time, in order to facilitate extensive renovations.

The aim is to deliver a better, modernised service station and forecourt shop to our customers.

As such, our business has made the decision that, due to the amount of disruption predicted during this time, we will close for approximately 3 months.

We will therefore keep the people of Millstreet up to date about the progress of these renovations via social media, in due course.

Upon re-opening, we look forward to you visiting us at our revamped service station and forecourt.

We would also like to take this opportunity to thank you for your custom.


Yours sincerely,


Mr Charles McCarthy


Charmull Properties Ltd






Eily’s Report – 20th June

Dia is mhuire diobh go leir a cairde and welcome to my weekly Report.

The fire and brimstone of the past few days has left the place looking fresh and green and so much  more alive ,following the hot dry spell. Not everybody likes the rain, but we can’t survive without it and we are thankful that it came. I doubt if the heavy showers did any harm to the turf in the bogs, I’m told its as hard as iron due to the very hot weather.

I know you’ll be glad to hear that our friend who had the cycle accident continues to improve. This mighty son of Kilnamatyra Tom Scriven takes some beating. His mind perfectly clear, but needs lots of rest and in between is up for a joke. He would be the first to say buíochas le Dia, being a very religious person, proud of the Faith that was handed on to him at his native Kilnamatyra as a child. I found it rather disturbing to learn that in spite of the terrible impact which threw him over the fence and out of view, that his feet/shoes were still firmly attached to the pedals and his head helmet still in place.

Bikes and cycling have changed a lot since my young days. Back then there were no fancy gears nor clips to hold your feet in place and we had both a man’s bike and a woman’s bike. The man’s similar to the ones of today with its bar from the saddle to the handlebars, but as all the ladies wore skirts at that time the frames was fashioned in such a way that the lady could slip her foot across in safety and dignity to  meet the other pedal without having to throw her foot over the saddle like the men. The bike  was regarded  as a very useful thing and learning to ride a bike for the very first time was regarded with the same egotism as passing you driving test today. There were no stabilisers like today, to practice on.  People had different ways of riding a bike and very often you could tell a lot about the person on board just by looking at them. The smart and upright sort had the saddle at the right height worked the pedals with the tip of the toes and wore clips to keep the legs of the pants from getting stained by the oil on the chain. Belted overcoat securely tied and headgear be it a hat or a cap just at the right angle.  Then you had the lad who never got it right but still succeeded. The saddle too low and working the pedals with his insteps, was the sign of a cabog or foolish person.  Few things were worse than having the saddle too high. This could be the result of many persons using the same machine and it would be too much trouble to change it for each one. The seesaw movements that went with it was enough to give one a pain in a very delicate area. Looking back I can see a very close resemblance between the bike and the donkey. They were things of equal purpose. Handleable by young and old and always at the ready to do small jobs. Today the bike is a very high class mode and used only for pleasure and exercise, back then it was a must and a big come up from shanks mare. They often bore heavy loads. A bag of potatoes or turf or other commodities on the bar, or a box of chickens or baby ducks for the market on the carrier at the back. Once on board the driver could be heard singing a lively song or whistling a merry tune , to shorten the road as they used to say. The bike also took large numbers of rabbits when there was a good market for them and many a machine bore the tell tale signs of the dried blood down along the wheels. But was there anything as nice as a spin on the bar from a beau. A lad and lass in union, she on the bar cuddled in his arms as he all masterful and caring and close, wiled away  the miles.  Bikes were big business back then. There was at least one bicycle shop in every town and people saved long and hard to buy one. There were different makes to choose from, the Raleigh being the favourite. I think mine was called a Triumph. Roads were bad a punctures were numerous so many shops stocked the necessary requirements to fix them. There was a special little bag buckled to the saddle to take the patches and the glue/solution, to deal with the many setbacks. During the war tyres were scarce and not  quality so the breakdown kit was a must. Even when the bike had run its race and was no longer useful for the purpose for which it was made, we children enjoyed hours and hours of bowling the bare rim along the yard driven by a piece of stick.  Most of us fell off bikes at one time or another and lived to tell the tale. One twilight when cycling  down Pound Hill I pulled the wrong brake and went out over the handlebars, people thought I was badly injured when I wasn’t getting up, but I was anxiously checking to see if I’d torn my silk stocking, which would be a great tragedy indeed. Where would I get the price of another pair. That’s what it was like back then. Today we often see old bikes or even parts of, all painted up and placed in gardens perhaps as a fond reminder of a loved one who used it in their day.  Many bicycle shops opened in the town over the years ,but the one that stood the test of time is still in business by John Lehane on the Main Street who  provides bicycles for hire every year. This week we extend our sincere sympathy to John on the death of his lovely wife Mary (Hickey) who was a dear school pal on mine. RIP.

This week we offer our sincere condolences to our Dear Canon John FitzGerald, his brother Fr. Tadgh and  Ena on the death of their  mother Eileen. At the great age of 104. Eileen was sister of the great Dan O’Connell Knocknagree who did so much to revive the cultures and traditions of Sliabh Luachra for many years.    May Eileen’s soul Rest in Peace.

Our best wishes go to all the students who have finished their exams, many will be seeking Summer work to earn some ready cash or perhaps pay for their further education. May the Help of God go with them all the way.

Father’s Day, a time when all the Dads will got pampered for the honour of being a Dad. There is a nice prayer for Father’s Day on this weeks Missalette which says  Dear God, We ask you to bless all the fathers in our Parish today and always. Help them to be a father like You. Give each one the patience and grace to handle situations in a loving way.  For the fathers who are no longer with us , we ask that you give them a room in your heavenly home, where they will continue to watch over us. Amen. I want to wish Fathers near and far a very Happy and enjoyable Fathers Day on Sunday.

The Boys National School Annual move-thon will be held in the Town Park on tomorrow Wednesday, June 21st .

Here are the results of this weeks lotto draw which was held on Sunday night. Numbers drawn were 4,6,10,15 and the Jackpot was not won. €100 went to Cody & Bailey c/o Mgt Bourke. Sellers prize of E50 went to Mgt. €50 went to Mary Rose Kelleher & Mike Keane, €20 each went to Mgt. Smyth c/o Mgt. Bourke, Emer Sarah O’Sullivan, c/o Colemans. Kieran Lonergan c/o Michelle Whelan. The 3 Murphy’s ,Clarabeg c/o Rita O’Reilly. Nigel & Tommy c/o The Wallis Arms, Trish Carroll c/o Tom Carroll.  J&A Murphy Drishane Rd. c/o Colemans. Jimmy O’Connor, Tullig, c/o The Wallis Arms. Next Draw June 25. Jackpot €9 000.

Eucharistic Adoration every Tuesday from 10.30 am to 7.30 .Please support it well.

Look up our website every day for details of the many events which are happening in our area and beyond .

Tune in to Sean Radley every Tuesday night on Cork Music Station. From 9.30.

Every good wish to those going on holidays and remember there’s lots to enjoy at home if you are not. Gardens are due their first trim ,new things still coming up and birds singing from dawn till dusk. Be aware of it all.

If you’d like to put your name down for a cruise of Cork Harbour contact Mary Sheahan just now. At 087 053 7172.

Agus sinn abfuil a cairde Slán is Beannacht Dé libh go léir.