While we look forward to recording a comprehensive Radio Interview on “Radio Treasures” on www.corkmusicstation.com with Declan Ryan to acquire an excellent insight into the Ambulance Service over the past Forty Years we extend sincere thanks to Declan for sharing two splendid images and some introductory information.
Declan shares the following: “I was appointed to the Millstreet Ambulance
Base on the 18/11/1985 and retired recently after nearly 36 years. Over that time I would have travelled hundreds of thousands of miles and transported and cared for thousands of patients in eight based Millstreet Ambulances from the surrounding areas of Cork and Kerry and worked with many amazing Colleagues including the late John Kelleher who went to his Eternal Reward last year. Today’s National Ambulance Service is amongst one of the best trained and equipped in Europe.” We wish Declan many years of wonderfully healthy, happy and fruitful Retirement. We shall later indicate when we shall be broadcasting Declan’s Radio Interview which we have yet to record. Tap on the images below to enlarge. (S.R.)
Following twenty years of wonderfully dedicated service to Millstreet Fire Brigade Service as Firefighter Driver/Mechanic supreme John Sheahan of Mount Leader, Millstreet has recently retired. At a reception in Millstreet Fire Brigade Station in honour of John – visiting Fire Officers paid many tributes to John including the fact that the hugely high standard in evidence in his magnificent care of the Fire Engines has been exemplary and consistent over the twenty years. Eamonn O’Keeffe speaking on behalf of the Millstreet Crew expressed sincere thanks to John for being such an inspirational colleague towards all the Crew over the years. Special presentations were made to John and his wife, Anna in the presence of his Family where three generations were present. Refreshments were enjoyed by all with some specially decorated cupcakes and a Retirement Cake impressing all present. It is wonderful to also note that John is truly handing on the torch to his son Darren who will shortly be taking up his full-time position as Firefighter with Cork City Fire Service. We extend our very best wishes not only to John on a very Happy, Healthy and Long Retirement but also to Darren in his new career. Here we share a selection of images from the recent superb reception at Millstreet Fire Station. Tap on the images to enlarge. (S.R.) [read more …] “Firefighter Driver/Mechanic Supreme John Sheahan Retires”
Sincere Congratulations to Margaret Collins, Director of Nursing in St.Joseph’s Community Hospital, Millstreet on her retirement after 5 years and 5 months of wonderfully dedicated service. A presentation on behalf of the Staff was made to Margaret on Thursday, 10th June 2021. We wish Margaret many years of health and happiness. (We thank Marie Morley for alerting us all to this important occasion and for sending us the excellent image and caption….S.R.)
At Millstreet Community School on Thursday, 22nd Oct. 2020 a surprise celebratory event marking the retirement of wonderfully dedicated Teacher, Mary Randles was organised by Principal, Pól Ó Síodhcháin & Staff. Mary has spent almost four decades as Teacher supreme mainly at Millstreet Community School where she had also been a Student herself. The joyful occasion took place mainly online where many logged in from their own homes. Teacher Jennifer O’Donoghue paid a splendid tribute to Mary as did Pól and Barry and Deputy Principal Frances and two Students. We thank Teacher, Chris Horan for sharing four images recorded in the School showing the presentation of beautiful gifts to Mary including superb Artwork pottery and Painting by Artist Barry Fraser. Here we share a selection of images from the memorable occasion. Tap on the pictures to enlarge. We wish Mary a very Happy and Healthy Retirement filled with many Blessings. (S.R.)…….(Chris also shared the following captions to some of the images:In her final business class; niece Ria Buckley presents a painting by Barry Fraser; Sister in law Marion Buckley, Organiser Mary Fitzgerald and Ria Buckley prepare to surprise Mary; Mary with her LC business class.) [read more …] “A Very Happy Retirement to Dedicated Teacher Mary Randles”
Drivers of Millstreet Depot of Lucey Transport Ltd. assembled at the Macroom Road Centre on Saturday afternoon, 6th April 2019 to make a special presentation to the very popular Donal Barry of Boherbue on his recent retirement after 45 years of wonderfully dedicated service at Lucey Transport Ltd., Millstreet. Following some very witty sincere speeches the group enjoyed refreshments at Café Aroma at Minor Row, Millstreet. We, as well as the Organisers of this presentation, extend sincere congratulations to Donal and wish him many long years of happy and healthy retirement. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)
Marking 32 years of supreme dedication at St. Joseph’s Community Hospital, Millstreet a very special Retirement Reception was held on the evening of Friday, 16th Nov. 2018 at Corkery’s Bar, West End, Millstreet to honour Joan Collins on her retirement. Staff members enjoyed a splendid occasion during which the very popular Joan was made a number of presentations with many words of great praise delivered. We wish Joan a very Happy, Healthy and Fulfilling Retirement following her inspiring work for the past 32 years at the Hospital. Here we share a selection of images from the magnificent reception. We thank Patricia Robertson (Clerical Officer at the Hospital) for alerting us to the special occasion. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.) [read more …] “Wonderful Retirement Reception for Joan Collins”
Mass will be celebrated in Cullen Church on Friday, 19th October at 7:00pm to bid a fond farewell to Hannah Kelleher, Principal, Cullen N.S.. The children of the school are busy practising their songs and readings for this Mass. Parents, current pupils, past pupils and members of the community and beyond are all most welcome to attend.
After Mass, all are invited to attend celebrations in the Community Centre. Music will be provided by past-pupils of Mrs. Kelleher, pupils who would have formed part of the School Band at some stage. These musicians are encouraged to bring their instrument of choice on the night, to be part of this momentous occasion.
We extend sincere congratulations to Hannah who has contributed so inspiringly to the education of so many young people in such a dedicated manner over many fruitful and uplifting years. We all wish Hannah a very Happy, Healthy and Fulfilling Retirement. Click on the images to enlarge.(S.R.)