Wonderful Response to Radio Kerry’s Millstreet Feature

With some eight people providing a superb variety of interesting contributions giving an insight into the “Millstreet Experience” this morning on Radio Kerry’s “Saturday Supplement” with Frank and Siubhán Lewis and splendid music shared by four very talented Musicians plus the great singing of Jerry Doody – the response to the radio programme has been truly uplifting with many making contact with the many Contributors.   The Radio Show was very creatively edited.   When the Radio Kerry podcast will become available on Wednesday, 1st Nov. 2023, we shall provide the direct link to access.   Sincere thanks to the many Listeners who tuned in and to those who made contact.  (S.R.)

Autumnal Moon in Millstreet Town Park. Tap on the image to enlarge. (S.R.)

Millstreet to Feature on Radio Kerry 9am to 11am on Sat. 28th Oct.

The focus of the excellent series “Saturday Supplement” with Frank Lewis on Radio Kerry this Saturday morning (28th Oct. 2023 ) from 9am to 11am is Millstreet where he interviews some eight people providing various contributions highlighting the “Millstreet Experience.   A podcast of the programme will also be available from the following Wednesday.  Happy listening!  (S.R.) [read more …] “Millstreet to Feature on Radio Kerry 9am to 11am on Sat. 28th Oct.”

Radio Kerry’s Millstreet Broadcast on Sat. 28th Oct. 9am to 11am

On Monday, 16th Oct. 2023, Radio Presenter supreme, Frank Lewis from Killarney arrived with his wife, Siubhán (who coordinates the recording sound) to record some eight people throughout Millstreet for a very special broadcast on this coming Saturday, 28th Oct. 2023 from 9am to 11am on Radio Kerry – the full details of which are attached below in the form of a Press Release kindly shared by Frank….But firstly we share images from our full day of recording…Tap on the images to enlarge (S.R.)

Our day of recording began in Millstreet Museum at 8.30am.
Liam Flynn is interviewed at Drishane.
A coffee break at Café Aroma which was to be followed by a visit to Green Glens to interview Thomas Duggan but this was rescheduled to Killarney later that evening.
Hannelie O’Connor is interviewed at Station Road outlining the importance of the Millstreet Website.
We meet Eily Buckley in her very welcoming home.
Superb Music and Wonderful Chat at Millstreet Community School.
We meet James O’Sullivan in the exquisite setting of Tubrid Holy Well.
It was at the Boeing Crossing by the beautiful River Blackwater where we met with Jerry Doody.
Our day of recording was concluded at the Tranquility Garden by the Boeing near the River Blackwater. Sincere thanks to Frank and Siubhán for according the Millstreet Experience such greatly appreciated coverage on the hugely popular Radio Kerry. We encourage All to tune in on this coming Saturday, 28th Oct. from 9am to 11am.


Rare Offcut of Dublin’s Spire on Display – Seán Radley’s Millstreet on Radio Kerry

Taking millions of photographs of everything that happened in Millstreet over the past 53 years.   Founding and running the Millstreet Museum for 43 years.   One of the three who set up the hugely active Millstreet Community Web site (www.millstreet.ie).   These are all part of ‘Seán Radley’s  Millstreet’ that will feature on the Saturday Supplement on Radio Kerry from 9 to 11am on Saturday October 28 – and will be on podcast from the following Wednesday.

Described as ‘the heart and soul of Millstreet’, Radley has had a hand in every aspect of local life for more than 50 years – and guides programme presenter Frank Lewis to a variety of these.

90 year Eily Buckley’s positive attitude to life has her acting and looking like a 60 year old  while  telling the sad stories of Cromwell’s armies at Kilmeedy Castle.

At Drishane’s 600  year old buildings historian Liam Flynn tells how the castle and estate were bought for £450 when it was valued at £8,000.

 The Millstreet Community Website is updated several time a day by its founder and web master Hannelie O’Connor a native of South Africa who has lived in Millstreet over 30 years.   On the afternoon the programme is broadcast (October 28) she hopes her native South Africa will again be crowned world rugby champions.

Thomas Duggan tells of the eleven all-weather and three indoor arenas, 1,500 permanent stables as well as a cross country trail that his family have developed in Millstreet.

At the Tranquility Garden in memory of Eileen O’Riordan at the Boeing Crossing on the River Blackwater Jerry Doody points to the footbridge that marks the way O’Sullivan Beare travelled from Beara to Breifine in 1603 – and Jerry sings the local anthem The Bould Thady Quill.

Principal Pól Ó Siodhcháin tells the stories and experiences of 50 years of Millstreet Community School and pupils Maeve Casey on concertina and on tin whistles Evan O’Sullivan, Luke Hickey and Aoife Casey play traditional jigs.

Seán Radley tells the extraordinary stories in Millstreet Museum of De Valera’s 1916 military belt, an offcut from the Dublin Spire, a wind up gramophone and a xylophone gong from 1840s.

James O’Sullivan is the caretaker of Tubrid Holy Well where he tells of  walking sticks left behind by people who say they were cured here. [read more …] “Radio Kerry’s Millstreet Broadcast on Sat. 28th Oct. 9am to 11am”

Millstreet Input on Radio Kerry with Frank Lewis This Sat. Morning 9 to 11

“Saturday Supplement with Frank Lewis” on Radio Kerry (9am to 11am) has a Millstreet input this Saturday, 26th Nov. 2022 as Frank Lewis and Donal Hickey visit a variety of locations which feature in the “Sliabh Luachra Journal 2022” which is being launched in Gneeveguilla, Co. Kerry this Friday night (25th Nov.)  Happy listening….and reading!  (S.R.)

Gold and Bronze for Linda at the IMRO Awards

Congratulations to Linda McAuliffe and the students of the Kerry ETB Radio Broadcasting and Digital Journalism Course who came away from the IMRO Awards with a Gold in the Short Feature Category, and a Bronze in the Digital & Social Innovation Category, for their innovative feature on the sounds of Kerry, called ‘Cluas Ciarraí’.
Their series, about the sounds and soundscapes of County Kerry, was inspired by students Barry O’Donnell and Dara Ó’Cinnéide – who are both visually impaired and who successfully completed the course this year.
Millstreet was also represented by Joanne O’Riordan who was nominated for her podcast on RedFM, and Ed Smith was there also with TodayFM.

[read more …] “Gold and Bronze for Linda at the IMRO Awards”

“Horizons” Radio Kerry Show from Millstreet

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Sincere thanks to Michael Cashman for arranging the technical coordination of the following feature (S.R.)

Mary Fagan of the “Horizons” Radio Programme on Radio Kerry visited Millstreet on June 9th last and was given a short tour of Millstreet by Seán Radley, which included the Carnegie Hall, the Millstreet Museum, and St.Patrick’s Church. She also interviewed Fr. Paddy Byrne (pictured right), and James O’Sullivan (on Tubrid). The programme also featured music by Donal Linehan, and a song from Annmarie O’Riordan. It was broadcast on Radio Kerry, Sunday morning July 31st, but the podcast only appeared today. You can listen to it below:

[read more …] ““Horizons” Radio Kerry Show from Millstreet”

Focus on Millstreet in Radio Kerry’s “Horizons” 9a.m. to 10a.m. This Sunday

Mary Fagan presents the weekly “Horizons” programme on Radio Kerry from 9 to 10 every Sunday morning. And on this forthcoming Sunday 31st July 2016 at 9 a.m. the complete hour-long programme will focus on Millstreet following Mary’s visit to Millstreet on 9th June 2016. If you miss the live transmission you may also access it on the Radio Kerry Podcast facility. (S.R.)

Jenny and a Phone Call to Heaven

Marie Twomey and Tom Goggin of the Millstreet Community Singers were on Radio Kerry tonight. Marie sang a Joe Dolan song “Jenny” a Joe Dolan song, and Tom sang “Phone Call to Heaven”. Listen to them in the video above (you may need to turn up the volume a little, and apologies for the poor quality audio).

Horizon feature the Active Lenten Programme on Radio Kerry

Millstreet Community Schools Active Lenten Programme was featured on The Horizons radio show which aired on Radio Kerry yesterday morning from 9am to 10am (Sunday March 22nd). Noreen Moynihan interviewed school chaplin John Magee and the students about the activities (Fair Trade, Climate Change, Language and Culture) that have been taking place in the school in the last few weeks.

To listen to John Magee’s interview, go to Horizons “Listen Now” page. In the audio player, click on “Part1.220315”, and you can hear it from 00:40 to 5:26

To listen to the students talking about the projects, go to Horizons “Listen Now” page. In the audio player, click on “Part2.220315”, and you can hear it from 00:00 to 7:40.

Piotr Delimat the new Polish Chaplin in the Kerry Diocese is [read more …] “Horizon feature the Active Lenten Programme on Radio Kerry”