Conferring at UCC – Michael Howard of Kilcorney

Michael Howard, Kilcorney who was conferred with a degree of Master of Planning & Sustainable Development (MPlan) at UCC today (Monday 21st Oct. 2019). Pictured with girlfriend Aoife Murphy and parents Mary and Donie Howard.   Sincere congratulations to Michael.  Tap on the image to enlarge. (S.R.)

Sports People Supreme Participating in III ITFU Taekwondo Open World Championships in Sardinia

Over 30 Irish competitors will strike out from Ireland to Sardinia this week to complete in the III ITFU Taekwondo Open World Championships. Millstreet will be well represented with Connie Vaughan and Shannon Murphy;  Joshua O’Sullivan, Ballydaly;  Rachel Gaffney, Dooneen;  Michael Thornton, Drishanebeg;  Brother and Sister duo, Sadhb O’Connor & Emmet O’Connor, Millstreet;  Mother & Daughter duo Aoife & Carsíosa Foley, Rathcoole. It has been a tough training regime under Grand Master Don Dalton and fantastic Achievement for all of them to get this far. Go n-éirí an bóthar libh go léir. We thank Mary O’Sullivan for the picture and caption. Tap on the image to enlarge.  (S.R.)

“Where the Road Takes Me” on Bere Island C103 7pm Sunday

We thank Presenter, John Greene, for this week’s advance information on this Sunday evening’s programme.  (S.R.)

This week on Where the road takes me,  John Greene heads for Bere Island, just off the Castletownbere coast on the Beara Peninsula.

He meets up with five people on the island, each with their own story to tell, but one thing in common –  they are all involved with Bere Island Community Radio. 

The island is a partner in the EU Grassroots Wavelength project which aims to set up low power community stations in rural communities in Europe.

Broadcasting three hours per week, Bere Island is joined on the project by Romania, Portugal and Madeira.  [read more …] ““Where the Road Takes Me” on Bere Island C103 7pm Sunday”

“Radio Treasures” on Cork Music Station 9:30 to 11pm this Tuesday Featuring Interviews with Three Wonderful 2019 American Visitors

Tonight on “Radio Treasures” our 10pm Interview is with Patrick W. O’Leary who shares his wonderfully positive feelings at the end of his recent visit to Millstreet and beyond.   And together we meet with Patrick’s sister, Eileen Murphy (née O’Leary) of Louisville, Kentucky and James Wickham formerly of New York now residing in Minnesota, USA – all having a great chat at Cinnamon Restaurant.  All this and much more tonight on Cork Music Station .   Also in tonight’s “Radio Treasures” we include musings, music and songs galore.  We remember our Faithful Departed.   And we chat about such a variety of topics as illustrated below – Tap on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.)

From left: Patrick W. O’Leary (USA), Bishop William Crean, Fr. Winters and I at Rededication of Kilcorney Church. Patrick’s Interview will be broadcast at 10pm tonight.
American Visitors Eileen Murphy and James Wickham can be heard chatting following Patrick’s interview at 10pm tonight.
Twin brothers Paudie and John Healy celebrating their 60th Birthday in Killarney (full feature later).
Recent AGM of Drishane Region Project.
St. Patrick’s Day Parade of mid-1990s promoting local industry (from Millstreet Museum Pictorial Archive).
Angela Sheehan participating in the recent Rathmore Fashion Show in aid of the Friends of the Children of Chernobyl. (Full feature to follow later).

The O’Keeffe Family with Visitors at the hugely successful Model Toy Show held at the Family’s K&L Transport Centre venue.                                                                                                                                            Feel most welcome to make contact by logging into our “Seán Radley” Facebook chat page or by texting 086 825 0074 or use Whatsapp using mobile number.  One may also email us on millstreetmuseum @eircom.net – Happy Listening!  Click on the image to enlarge.  Click here to tune into tonight’s Show.  See lots more images below.  (S.R.) [read more …] ““Radio Treasures” on Cork Music Station 9:30 to 11pm this Tuesday Featuring Interviews with Three Wonderful 2019 American Visitors”

MCC Congratulates MTT on Recent Superb Success in TT National Awards

Millstreet Community Council congratulates Millstreet Tidy Towns Association on its truly superb success in the National Tidy Towns Competition 2019.  Joe Lawler on behalf of MCC extends very best wishes to all who have shown such inspiring dedication leading to increased marks and a further Bronze Medal (S.R.)

Members of Millstreet Tidy Towns Association attending the recent Award Event at the “Clara Inn”. Tap on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)
Prizewinners and MTT Committee Members at the recent TT Award Event in the “Clara Inn”.

“Where the Road Takes Me” at 7pm Today on C103

Thanks to John Green for advance information on this evening’s Programme.  (S.R.)

After two weeks looking into the future of Bandon town, we head North this week on Where the road takes me. 

John Greene visits Liscarroll to see how this village has changed and survived.

We meet a publican, farmer and poet, three people in fact rolled into one.

Inspired by the Yukon poet Robert Service, Philip Egan has found loads to inspire him into writing a number of poetry books, in a village steeped in history.

  [read more …] ““Where the Road Takes Me” at 7pm Today on C103″

“Radio Treasures” on Cork Music Station 9:30 to 11pm this Tuesday

Tonight on “Radio Treasures” our 10pm Interview is with Patrick W., Valerie and Bobby fromn USA.  All this and much more tonight on Cork Music Station .   Also in tonight’s “Radio Treasures” we include musings, music and songs galore.  We remember our Faithful Departed.   And we chat about such a variety of topics as illustrated below – Tap on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.)

Winners all at the Donal Guiney Memorial Annual Quiz at McCarthy’s Bar.
James Wickham and Eileen Murphy both bidding farewell to Millstreet as they set off for different parts of the USA.

Norma Buckley’s 3rd and 4th Class attending a superb session in Millstreet Library as part of Children’s Books Festival by Cork Co. Council Library Arts Service. The Workshop was conducted by by Writer, Graham Tugwell. We thank Librarian Grace for the information. (S.R.)
We thank Christy Lehane, Chairman, Kerry Friends of Motor Neuron for the poster.

[read more …] ““Radio Treasures” on Cork Music Station 9:30 to 11pm this Tuesday”

“Where the Road Takes Me” on C103 at 7pm this Sunday

We thank Presenter, John Greene for advance information regarding this week’s programme plus the recording of a future programme.  (S.R.)

This Sunday evening on Where the road takes me, John Greene continues and concludes a two part programme entitled – ‘The future for Bandon – What lies ahead’.

Having faced all the usual challenges that most towns have to deal with, Bandon was also lumped with floods, diversions and roadworks that never seem to end.

Approximately 40 million euro is now earmarked for Bandon, and on this week’s programme we meet people with a positive attitude, who believe that in four to five years time, the town will be one of the finest in the country.

We also hear from the Gardai, Irish Water, and Chief Executive of Cork County Council Tim Lucey.

Where the road takes me, goes to air at 7, this Sunday evening on C103.

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On Thursday evening October 17th next, a musical edition of Where the road takes me, will be recorded at Ray’s Bar, Emmet Row, in Bandon.

Musical contributions from………  Joe Mac (Dixies), Gina of the Champions,  Art Supple, Gerald o’Flynn, Liz Bryan and Danny o’Leary. [read more …] ““Where the Road Takes Me” on C103 at 7pm this Sunday”

Boherbue’s Music Room Presentation This Thursday at 8pm

Maurice Linehan (holding CD) presented a splendid programme at Millstreet Gramophone Circle last Friday night – pictured here with just some of the capacity audience. Con Kelleher  (on extreme left) accorded the official thanks to Maurice.  Tap on the image to enlarge. (S.R.)
The Presentation at Boherbue’s Music Room this Thursday (3rd Oct. 2019) will be given by Eithne O’Keeffe of Boherbue (pictured 4th from left) while Joe Kennelly of Inniscarra and Millstreet (7th from left in centre) will present in Millstreet on Fri. 18th Oct., 2019.

Death Notice: Eileen Hickey, Hollymount Cross, Knocknaloman

The death has occurred of Eileen Hickey (née O’Mahony) Hollymount Cross, Knocknaloman/late of Caunaguileen, Kenmare, Co. Kerry
On September 29th 2019 passed away unexpectedly at her residence in the presence of her loving family, sister of the late Peggy Vida. Beloved wife of Patrick, dear mother of Adrian, Damien, Alan, Caitríona, daughters in law Aileen, Sylvia, Damien’s fiance Margaret and Caitríona’s boyfriend Connie, adored grandchildren Faye and Hugh, brothers Jerry and Michael. Sadly missed by her sisters in law, brothers in law, nephews, nieces, relatives, neighbours and friends. Lying in Repose at her residence Eircode (P51 E4X9) on Wednesday from 4pm to 8pm. Reception into St Joseph’s Church Rathmore on Thursday for 11am Mass burial afterwards in the adjoining cemetery. Family flowers only please donations in lieu to friends of the children of Chernobyl. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a hanam dílis. [rip]

“Where the Road Takes Me” This Sunday at 7pm on C103

We thank Presenter John Greene for advance information regarding this Sunday evening’s programme at 7 on C103 – Sunday, 29th Sept. 2019.

Online shopping, the high cost of rent, rates and insurance, are all making survival difficult for people in business today.

A history of flooding, combined with roadworks and diversions that never seem to end,  have added greatly to the challenges now facing the town of Bandon. 

In the first of a two part programme on Where the road takes me, with positivity as its theme,  John Greene examines what lies ahead for the town known as the ‘Gateway to West Cork’. 

Tim Lucey, Chief Executive of Cork County Council, tells us that  – ‘We’re basically re-building Bandon.’ 

Along with representatives from the Business Association, Tidy Towns, the Gardaí, shop and pub owners and restaurateurs. we hear how they believe that in four to five years, Bandon will  stand shoulder to shoulder with any town in the country.  [read more …] ““Where the Road Takes Me” This Sunday at 7pm on C103″

Death Notice: Sheila O’Keeffe (née O’Leary, Adrivale, Millstreet) Waterford

The death has occurred of Sheila O’Keeffe (née O’Leary), 52 Larchville, Lisduggan, Waterford (formerly of Adrivale, Millstreet).

Deeply regretted by her loving husband John, sons Eamonn, John and Derek, sisters Catherine, Christine and Mary, daughters-in-law Lisa and Nicola, grandchildren Jack, Ella, James, Mia, April and Louis, nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.  Rest In Peace.

Reposing on Saturday at Donnacha Doyle & Sons Funeral Home, Grannagh, Kilmacow from 4.00pm until 7.00pm. Arriving on Sunday at St. Paul’s Church, Lisduggan for Requiem Mass at 10.00am. Burial after in Mooncoin Cemetery, County Kilkenny. No flowers please. Donations, if desired, to Waterford Hospice. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a hanam dílis. [rip]

Celebration of Mass in Memory of O’Sullivan Family formerly of The Square Millstreet

Mass will be celebrated by Fr. Dan O’Riordan in St. Patrick’s Church, Millstreet this Wednesday at 7pm (today) in memory of the O’Sullivan Family formerly of The Square, Millstreet.  All are of course very welcome to attend.  We especially extend a heartfelt welcome to American Visitors who will be present for the celebration of Mass.

“Radio Treasures” on Cork Music Station 9:30 to 11pm this Tuesday

“Radio Treasures” tonight (Tuesday, 24th Sept. 2019) places focus on a broad selection of excellent songs and music from Irish Traditional to Classical to Country & Western.   We hear about the truly amazing story of the Cross in Knock at the start of July 2019 – a story which today appears in a feature by Journalist Michael Commins in the “Mayo News”.   We also relate about a somewhat inflexible door at UCC and how it was solved!

And we visit our audio archives for some very special gems also.   All this and much more tonight on Cork Music Station .   Also in tonight’s “Radio Treasures” we include musings, music and songs galore.  We remember our Faithful Departed.   And we chat about such a variety of topics as illustrated below:

Discover Duhallow Sept 2019 – Issue 2
Derry, Mary, Marian and Rosie – Australia in Millstreet.
Carriganima Tractor Run Sept. 2019

Staff & Cutomers congratulating Eileen Bradley on retirement from Brendan O’Keeffe’s Supervalu circa 1998….From the Pictorial Archives of Millstreet Museum

The very large attendance at the two matches in Millstreet Town Park last Sunday as pictured by Patrick W. O’Leary, Louisville, Kentucky, USA.

Click on the images to enlarge.  Feel most welcome to make contact by logging into our “Seán Radley” Facebook chat page or by texting.  One may also email us on millstreetmuseum @eircom.net – Happy Listening!  Click on the image to enlarge.  Click here to tune into tonight’s Show.  See lots more images below.  (S.R.) [read more …] ““Radio Treasures” on Cork Music Station 9:30 to 11pm this Tuesday”

“Radio Treasures” on Cork Music Station 9:30 to 11pm this Tuesday

“Radio Treasures” tonight (Tuesday, 17th Sept. 2019) places focus on a broad selection of excellent songs and music from Irish Traditional to Classical to Country & Western.   We hear about the truly amazing story of the Cross in Knock at the start of July 2019 – a story which today appears in a feature by Journalist Michael Commins in the “Mayo News”.   We also relate about a somewhat inflexible door at UCC and how it was solved!

And we visit our audio archives for some very special gems also.   All this and much more tonight on Cork Music Station .   Also in tonight’s “Radio Treasures” we include musings, music and songs galore.  We remember our Faithful Departed.   And we chat about such a variety of topics as illustrated below:

Carriganima Tractor Run Sept. 2019

Staff & Cutomers congratulating Eileen Bradley on retirement from Brendan O’Keeffe’s Supervalu circa 1998….From the Pictorial Archives of Millstreet Museum

The very large attendance at the two matches in Millstreet Town Park last Sunday as pictured by Patrick W. O’Leary, Louisville, Kentucky, USA.

Click on the images to enlarge.  Feel most welcome to make contact by logging into our “Seán Radley” Facebook chat page or by texting 086 825 0074.  One may also email us on millstreetmuseum @eircom.net – Happy Listening!  Click on the image to enlarge.  Click here to tune into tonight’s Show.  See lots more images below.  (S.R.) [read more …] ““Radio Treasures” on Cork Music Station 9:30 to 11pm this Tuesday”

Millstreet Tidy Towns Anti-Litter Challenge Award Presented in Cork

Congratulations to Millstreet Tidy Town on finishing second in Category A of this year’s Anti-Litter Challenge. Accepting the Award at the reception in the County Hall for Millstreet – Tahira and Noreen.   Sincere congratulations to All. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)

Congratulations also to Cullen who were presented with the Most Improved Village prize on the night [1]

[read more …] “Millstreet Tidy Towns Anti-Litter Challenge Award Presented in Cork”

“Radio Treasures” Now On Air on Cork Music Station until 11pm

“Radio Treasures” tonight (Tuesday, 10th Sept. 2019) places focus on a broad selection of excellent songs and music from Irish Traditional to Classical to Country & Western.   And we visit our audio archives for some very special gems also.   All this and much more tonight on Cork Music Station .   Also in tonight’s “Radio Treasures” we include musings, music and songs galore.  We remember our Faithful Departed.   And we chat about such a variety of topics as illustrated below:

Patrick W. O’Leary at Museum.
Carriganima Annual Walk 2019
First Home!

Seen in Leap, West Cork!

Click on the images to enlarge.  Feel most welcome to make contact by logging into our “Seán Radley” Facebook chat page or by texting.  One may also email us on millstreetmuseum @eircom.net – Happy Listening!  Click on the image to enlarge.  Click here to tune into tonight’s Show.  See lots more images below.  (S.R.) [read more …] ““Radio Treasures” Now On Air on Cork Music Station until 11pm”

Magnificent Response to Abina Karen Memorial Event for Marymount

Presentation of the truly magnificent cheque at Marymount, Cork – the result of the hugely successful event in memory of Abina Karen O’Keeffe (nee Barrett) held recently at Millstreet GAA Community Hall. We thank Hannah Crowley for the pictures and captions. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)    Hannah shares the following:  “The O Keeffe and Barrett family would like to extend a sincere thank you to all who supported our style night in memory of Abina Karen in any way.  Our donation to Marymount of €7655.00  exceeded all our expectations.”
The wonderfully dedicated Organising Committee pictured at the conclusion of the superbly successful event at Millstreet GAA Community Hall.

“Discover Duhallow” News Magazine Launched by IRD Duhallow

Click on the image to enlarge. (S.R.)  This is the first issue of the recently launched “Discover Duhallow”.  It’s available free in the local shops and will appear on a regular basis.   Each area in Duhallow is given at least one page to share its local news.         Every success to all those associated with this uplifting new publication “Discover Duhallow” which will undoubtedly be a wonderful source of communication throughout Duhallow and beyond.  We look forward to sharing useful information, updates and images relating to Millstreet Parish.  For over thirty years the “Clara News” publication which appeared nine times per year was an all-important aspect of Millstreet life and was greatly missed when it ceased publication some years ago.   Our local website www.millstreet.ie has now become the central means of communication here in Millstreet (and John Tarrant’s Millstreet Notes in the weekly “Corkman” as well as Eily Buckley’s Weekly Report on C103) but an actual colour publication which one can physically hold and pass on to others will certainly also be warmly welcomed.   And we all look forward also to having lots of insights into the many other towns, villages and townlands of Duhallow as portrayed in future editions of “Discover Duhallow”.  Heartfelt congratulations to IRD Duhallow on taking this very welcome initiative.  (S.R.)

Remembering Muhammed Ali on “Where the Road Takes Me” at 7pm This Sunday on C103

We thank Presenter, John Greene for advance information regarding his programme this Sunday (8th Sept. 2019) at 7pm on C103.  (S.R.)

Once voted ‘The greatest athlete of all time’,  Muhammed Ali‘s joint records of defeating  21 boxers for the World heavyweight title, and winning 14 unified title bouts stood for thirty five years.

Dubbed ‘The Rumble in the Jungle’, his fight with George Foreman in Kinshasa in 1974 ,  has been called, arguably, the greatest sporting event of the 20th century. 

This Sunday evening in a ‘Where the road takes me Special’, John Greene speaks  to his daughter Hana about the father she adored. 

Her book is entitled – ‘At Home with Muhammed Ali – A memoir of love, loss and forgiveness. ‘ [read more …] “Remembering Muhammed Ali on “Where the Road Takes Me” at 7pm This Sunday on C103″

Annual Carriganima Fun Run/Walk on Sat. 7th Sept. 2019

We thank Coordinator Supreme, Jimmy Murphy, for alerting us to the upcoming wonderfully popular and successful Annual Carriganima Fun Run/Walk/Jog in aid of both Community Hospitals. (S.R.)

7th Annual Carriganima 4 mile run/walk/jog  on Saturday 7th September 2019
Registration: 2:30pm at The Pub in Carriganima
Race starts at 3:30pm
€10 adult,  €5 u-18 and €20 for a family
All proceeds in aid of Millstreet and Macroom Hospitals

Medals for all ParticipantsMusic, Raffle and Auction that night from 9:30 at The Pub in Carriganima. 

Every success to this Magnificent Annual Event and le cúnamh Dé we hope the weather will be fine for the praiseworthy occasion.