Renowned Poet Patrick Thomas Hammer from New York is presently paying his yearly visit to Ireland and especially to his Millstreet Relations – the O’Rahilly Family of Tanyard Wood. We thank Patrick for the presentation of his most recent Book of Poetry to the Museum. He is blessed with such a wonderful sense of humour and is so superbly witty. He is a magnificent Ambassador for America and so impressively proud of his Irish roots. As well as visiting Millstreet Museum on Saturday, 20th Oct. 2018 he was truly impressed by a visit to the excellent National Dairy Show at Green Glens – an event which this year received RTÉ television national News coverage. On a future “Radio Treasures” on CMS we shall feature a special interview with Patrick in which he recalls a splendid visit to John C. Casey’s New York shop. Here we join Patrick on his Millstreet visit. Click on the 27 images to enlarge. (S.R.)
This was the very happy scene this Saturday afternoon (20th Oct. 2018) at Christy’s Family Restaurant, West End, Millstreet as the wonderfully talented players celebrated their magnificent win in the final. Sincere congratulations to All. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.) [read more …] “When One Wins a Final One Should Celebrate!”
The National Dairy Show which for almost forty years has been held at Green Glens, Millstreet takes place on today 20th Oct. 2018. The prestigious event attracts people from far and wide to witness the judging of Ireland’s most impressive cows. Here we share three images showing the preparation for the annual occasion. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)
We’re presently preparing a full feature on the special Mass and wonderful Reception for Hannah Kelleher who after fourteen years of dedication is retiring from Cullen N.S. where she has been Principal since 2004. We wish Hannah every happiness in her richly deserved retirement as she embarks on a new phase in life. Lots more pictures to follow in coming days. Click on the image below to enlarge. (S.R.)
In our current Millstreet Pictorial News we share scenes regarding the important visit of Millstreet Fire Brigade for fire drill at Presentation N.S. (on Wednesday, 17th Oct.); Halloween is celebrated at “Cinnamon”; we hear about a splendid fundraising Fashion Show in Rathmore; we view further images of the wonderful colours of Autumn; we continue our pictures on the hugely successful Toy Show on Sunday (14th Oct.) in Dromtariffe where we picture Noel Dempsey from Cork with his amazing display of famous buildings made entirely of matchsticks while we also view a most impressive model of the GPO and we witness a truly magnificent international 50th Birthday event at Millstreet G.A.A. Community Hall on Sunday…Special thanks to Thomas Duggan for the loan of tables for the superbly colourful event coordinated by Ini and Friends. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)
Tonight on “Radio Treasures” we share highlights from our presentation at Millstreet Gramophone Circle last Friday night….See music list below.
Our 10pm feature tonight is outlined below in the various images. Tonight on Cork Music Station we include our usual blend of music, song and musings. We remember the late Joe Dolan who would have been 79 on this very day. We hear, as always, the late Tom Goggin’s “Phonecall to Heaven” for those bereaved. Feel most welcome to tune in and to make contact on the “Seán Radley” Facebook Chatline You may also email <firstname.lastname@example.org>. Happy Listening! (S.R.)
We share four images of Autumn scenes recorded yesterday and today in Millstreet. Later we shall include further colourful images of this year’s harvest season. Click on the pictures to enlarge. (S.R.)
The RTE radio one programme ‘Ceilí House’ will come from Bruach na Carraige, Rockchapel, on Saturday, 20th and Saturday, 27th October after the 9pm News. It will feature the Rockchapel Comhaltas based group, Ceoltoirí Sliabh Luachra, performing some of Sliabh Luachra’s oldest music. Much of this music comes from the manuscripts of Dave Dan Curtin of Stagmount, Rockchapel and the manuscripts of his father, Dan Curtin that go back to before 1850, and contain an older layer of Sliabh Luachra music that predates the polkas and slides that characterise the area now, and also from the manuscripts of Dave Leahy of Mountcollins who died in 1907.
We thank Jack Roche for this important notice. (S.R.)
On Friday, 12th Oct. 2018 Millstreet Gramophone Circle held its monthly meeting at the splendid Halloween decorated Millstreet Day Care Centre where a full programme of recordings, song and music was presented before a large appreciative audience. Oftentimes we are asked what type of programme is shared. So illustrated below is the programme which I presented last night. Each presenter shares different selections on other nights. It will be Maurice Linehan who presents at “The Music Room” in Boherbue on Thursday, 1st Nov. 2018. Click on the images below to enlarge. (S.R.)
This Saturday morning (13th Oct. 2018) at 10:30 a wonderfully enthusiastic group of walkers participated in the annual walk around the Glebe supporting the praiseworthy ongoing research into the Fight Against Breast Cancer. The very fit participants began their walk at Colemans returning there for much appreciated refreshments following the walk during which the rainy conditions did not dampen the uplifting spirit of the walkers. Here we share a selection of images from the community spirited event. Click on the pictures to enlarge. (S.R.) [read more …] “Glebe Walk from Colemans in aid of Irish Cancer Society”
Millstreet Community Council extends sincere congratulations to Millstreet Tidy Towns Association on its recent superb result in the National Tidy Towns Competition 2018. Achieving seven extra marks and a further Bronze Medal is most encouraging. Visitors to our area consistently comment on the beauty and tidiness of our town. (S.R.)
And a further message from Noel Buckley, Chairman, Millstreet Community Council:
“At the monthly meeting of Millstreet Community Council congratulations were extended to the Tidy Towns Committee on achieving such high marks and winning their category in this year’s competition. With their continued dedication and commitment and with the continuing co-operation of everyone in the community, overall victory is now within sight.”
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.)
This month’s meeting of Millstreet Gramophone Circle which takes place this Friday, 12th Oct. 2018 at 8.15pm in Millstreet Day Care Centre, Clara Road includes a broad selection of music and song with features on Museum Audio Archives, the World of Disney and the Walton Radio Programme. Our Presenter is yours truly. All are very welcome. (S.R.)
Sincere congratulations to Aubane’s St. John’s G.A.A. Club’s truly magnificent win in the Junior B Football Championship on Saturday night in Millstreet Town Park. The very popular Club has members from not just Aubane and Mushera but well beyond. At the Club’s Annual Church gate Collection over the weekend not just one but two superb Cups were proudly displayed. Trainer Jimmy Murphy had a very busy schedule on Saturday night as he made it in time following the successful outcome in the important match to be present at “The Pub” in Carriganima to present substantial cheques to both Millstreet and Macroom Hospitals (fuller pictorial report on that event later) as a result of the Annual Fun Run in Carriganima. Since this event began a most impressive €13,000.00 has been presented to assist fundraising in the hospitals. Here we share some 11 images from the uplifting weekend. Click on the pictures to enlarge. (S.R.) [read more …] “St. John’s G.A.A. Club’s Magnificent Win This Weekend”
After a recent three part programme on the Lusitania, Where the road takes me returns to the town of Cobh to meet one of the town’s greatest characters. Although born in Rathbarry in West Cork, John o’Leary has been a resident here for some time.
From joining the Gardai in 1942, to being present in a courtroom as a man was sentenced to hang. From confronting Eamonn De’Valera at an election rally in 1954, to being blamed for instigating the famous battle of Bray, even though he was nowhere near at the time. And all of this while being a member of the force. To this day John is adamant that had he been allowed to remain in the Garda Siochana, he would have made a great policeman, being blessed with ample amounts of common sense. [read more …] ““Where the Road Takes Me” on C103 at 7 This Sunday Evening”
For more than ten years Mary Fitzgerald (pictured below) has been wonderfully coordinating the Annual Coffee Morning for Marymount Hospice with her very dedicated Team at Millstreet’s GAA Community Hall. This past Thursday (27th Sept. 2018) marked Mary’s final organising of this special annual event. This year’s occasion was superbly supported as illustrated in the selection of images which we share from just one time period at the Coffee Morning. Sincere thanks to Mary for such truly great work over the years – work which was of such great benefit to many. Click on the pictures to enlarge. (S.R.) [read more …] “Wonderful Response to Hospice Coffee Morning in GAA Hall”
We thank Presenter, John Greene for advance information on this evening’s programme. (S.R.)
This Sunday evening on Where the road takes me, John Greene goes to meet a man with stories to tell. Steven Nolan, originally from Ballinspittle, has recently retired after forty years working for the Catterpillar Company on the Oil Sands of Fort McMurray in Alberta Canada. However, Steven’s lifetime stories do not end there…….
Being a fan of country music and boxing, Steven has met Johnny Cash, Willie Nelson and Merle Haggard.
* He has met Mohammed Ali, Lennox Lewis and Marvin Haggler, and spent an evening in the company of Panamanian boxer Roberto Duran, who became world champion in four different weights.
* He has crossed Alaska on a motorbike with his brother, and worked as a mechanic 750 feet underground in the copper mines of Zambia.
Here are just two of the many images captured on Friday night at the wonderfully successful Donal Guiney Memorial Table Quiz held in McCarthy’s Bar. Great credit is due to Deputy Michael Moynihan, T.D. and John O’Leary & Team for excellent preparation of the now Annual Fianna Fáil related Quiz. This year’s fund will later be presented to Millstreet Day Care Centre. Lots more pictures later. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.) [read more …] “Magnificent Response to the Donal Guiney Memorial Table Quiz”
As our Breton Friends from our Twin Town Pommerit le Vicomte return home following an enjoyable week in Millstreet and the West of Ireland we feature on Cork Music Station tonight at 10:00 a special musical recording presented at Coolefield House (the home of Michael, Pam and the Thornton Family) on Sunday 16th Sept. 2018. The wonderfully talented musicians are members of Millstreet CCÉ coordinated by Claire O’Loughlin – O’Leary. And, of course, “Radio Treasures” on CMS also features our mix of the very best of instrumental music and song plus our musings sharing lots of interesting information. Feel most welcome to join us tonight 9:30 to 11:00 and consider contacting us on our Seán Radley Facebook chatline. Patrick W.O’Leary from Louisville, Kentucky also enjoyed the musical evening at Coolefield House. Here we share images from our Musical Presentation and the leaving of our Breton Friends on Sat. 22nd Sept.. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.) [read more …] “Traditional Music Special on Tonight’s “Radio Treasures” on CMS”