We thank Geraldine O’Sullivan (née O’Leary) for the following comprehensive report and we feature some eight images illustrating the rapid progress of the Playground Development by Carrigadrohid based Co. Browne Brothers. Tap on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)
Millstreet Town Park Committee wishes to thank Irina Popova for her fantastic fundraising efforts for the Playground Project. Irina and her team at Infinite Arts raised a whopping €1,623 from the combined Yoga classes, Health and Wellbeing Day and a personal online fundraiser. Thank you to everyone, individuals and businesses, who supported or contributed in any way to any or all of Irina’s events.
It was great to welcome Irina and her daughter Sasha to the Town Park to formally acknowledge her contribution on day 1 of the Playground transformation.Sasha, Irina and Luke in the background.
We are almost there but still need your help. We welcome any contribution…every little helps.
TO DONATE: you may
(1) lodge online to Millstreet Town Park bank account at IBAN: IE61 BOFI 9058 0332 1050 69, BIC:BOFIIE2
(2) lodge cash or cheque in person at Millstreet Credit Union – reference Millstreet Town Park account
(3) send a cheque payable to ” Millstreet Town Park ” care of FAS Offices, Millstreet Community Gym, Millstreet
Tonight from 9:30 we feature our annual BTYSTE programme recorded on 9th Jan. 2020 at Dublin’s RDS. This broadcast will include the many Interviews with wonderfully enthusiastic articulate Students from Millstreet Community School who had five Projects (many award winning), from Boherbue Comprehensive School (further award winning projects) and with nationwide Post-primary School Students. Hugely interesting themes include Owl Habitats, the recipe for Happiness, benefits of Music, awareness of Testicular Cancer in Young Men & Boys – to mention but some. We share some 26 images here to further illustrate our visit to this very famous event which for the 11th time in its history had Cork Overall Winners. Special thanks to Eileen & Francis Lyons from the Scientific Dept. of M.C.S. and also Jennifer O’Donoghue who were so very helpful on recording day at RDS. Tap on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)Cork Music Station …. To tune in just tap on the link. Also in tonight’s “Radio Treasures” we include musings, music and songs galore. We remember our Faithful Departed. 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 the same mobile number. One may also email us on millstreetmuseum @eircom.net – Happy Listening! Click here to tune into tonight’s Show. (S.R.) [read more …] “BTYSTE 2020 Special Two Hour Programme Tonight on “Radio Treasures” on Cork Music Station 9:30 to 11:30 pm”
Last Saturday night (11th Jan. 2020) the wonderful singer Michelle Murphy from Wexford accompanied by the excellent music of Pat Bucke appeared at The Pub in Carriganima to a capacity audience. Adding to the marvellous occasion there were Birthday Celebrations plus a Draw. And, then to our very pleasant surprise Seán Murphy with his brilliant Team of Organisers presented €200.00 to the Millstreet Website in recognition of the website’s promotion of Carriganima Events. The Team includes Jimmy Murphy, John Joe Moriarty and Bernard Crowley as well as a further number of Carriganima Supporters. Bernard Crowley himself is very much part of the overall Millstreet Website Team with very comprehensive regular reports on Millstreet Vintage Club and Carriganima plus Aubane Activities. Sincere thanks Bernard for such important features on our website. Here we share images from that very special night at The Pub in Carriganima on 11th January. Tap on the images to enlarge. (S.R.) [read more …] “Splendid Support for Website from The Pub in Carriganima”
Large attendances are very much in evidence at the Annual Farm Machinery Show presently taking place at Green Glens. Here we share some seven images from our visit to the hugely impressive event on Wednesday evening (15th Jan. 2020). Tap on the pictures to enlarge. (S.R.)
At least two very colourful Rainbows appeared over Millstreet on this Tuesday, 15th January 2020 – the Feast of St. Ita. Celebrated in Killeedy, Co. Limerick where a beautiful Church Window (in Ashford in the Parish of Killeedy) depicting the renowned Saint may be seen – there is also a close link with St. Ita in Millstreet and is especially associated with Kilmeedy and Tubrid….which is oftentimes referred to as the Holy Well of Ita where in a bygone age people were baptised in the waters of Tubrid. The two Rainbows serve as a reminder of St. Ita’s links to Millstreet. Our images were photographed in West End and Mount Leader this Tuesday morning. Tap on the pictures to enlarge.(S.R.)
We thank Breandán Ó Caoimh for the following very interesting Press Release regarding the upcoming Centenary Commemoration of the renowned An tAthair Peadar Ó Laoghaire. (S.R.)An tAthair Peadar Ó Laoghaire, Comóradh 100 Bliain
The people of Carriganima extend a céad míle fáilte to everybody to join with them in commemorating the centenary of An tAthair Peadar Ó Laoghaire. The commemoration will take place over two days: Friday, March 20 and Saturday, March 21. The renowned priest, scholar and author was born in the townland of Liscarrigane, in the parish of Clondrohid & Carriganima, and he spent his formative years here. The locality had a profound impact on his work. An tAthair Peadar was a strong advocate of vernacular Irish – the language of the people. His most beloved works includeSéadna and Mo Scéal Féin. These stories, among other works, are much loved by students and scholars of Irish to this day. Following his clerical formation in St Patrick’s College, Maynooth, An tAthair Peadar, served as a priest in the Diocese of Cloyne, including in Macroom. He died in Castlelyons in 1922, and he is buried there. An tAthair Peadar is widely regarded as one of the founders of modern Irish literature. [read more …] “An tAthair Peadar Ó Laoghaire, Comóradh 100 Bliain in Carriganima on 20th and 21st March 2020”
Next “Radio Treasures” on Tuesday 21st Jan. 2020 will be a two hour special 9:30 to 11:30 pm with many interviews recorded at BTYSTE 2020 at RDS. No broadcast of the programme this Tuesday evening – 14th Jan.(S.R.)
We thank Principal, Pól Ó Síodhcháin for sharing this Friday evening (10th Jan. 2020) images from the BTYSTE 2020 at the RDS in which MCS features in a number of Award Winning Projects. Sincere congratulations to All the Students who participated and a special mention to the Award Winning Projects. Well done also to the Staff Members who have been wonderfully supportive. One of the brilliant MCS Projects featured in today’s front page of the “Irish Examiner”. Tap on the various images to enlarge. (S.R.) Pól has just shared the following update: “What a proud night for MCS at BTYSTE! In total 5 group awards: 3rd for Harry, Donagh and Darragh in social and behavioural sciences; 2nd for Omar, Darren & Bevin in biological and ecological sciences and a special award from Teagasc. 2 highly commended Awards for Orlaith and Jenny and Eabha, Fia and Taragh. Tremendous achievement! Thanks Seán for helping to create such a positive atmosphere & work ethic in MCS! (It was an honour to be involved in this year’s brilliant event, Pól) We celebrate this amazing success as a whole school community.” During our radio interviews with the Students and Teachers they all emphasised how grateful they were to Millstreet Community Council for the annual much appreciated financial support given for the important BTYSTE experience. (S.R.)
Tune into www.corkmusicstation.com for “Radio Treasures” from 9:30pm (7th Jan. 2020) where we focus on stories relating to the attached ten images and we celebrate the 85th Birthday of Elvis who would have been 85 tomorrow. 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 above – Tap on the images to enlarge. (S.R.) 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 ther same mobile number. One may also email us on millstreetmuseum @eircom.net – Happy Listening! Click here to tune into tonight’s Show. (S.R.)
We thank Jimmy Murphy, Carriganima for alerting us to the fact that at 20 seconds past 8:20pm nightly throughout 2020 the time with year reads as follows: 20:20:20 2020 ! Now is not that quite magical?! (S.R.)
We thank Eilín Kiely of Millstreet for sharing these three brilliant images of the recent “Flying Saucer” style cloud formation observed over Millstreet Parish. This sequence of pictures was captured from Station Road, Millstreet. Tap on the images to enlarge. (S.R.) [read more …] “Station Road Images of Unusual Cloud Formation”
Millstreet Pipe Band is scheduled to welcome the New Year at The Square, Millstreet 7pm on this New Year’s Eve. Always a welcoming and uplifting occasion.
“Radio Treasures” will be broadcast on Cork Music Station tonight 9:30 to 11:00pm featuring the very best of music and song as well as focusing on the Years of the Zero from 1920 to 2010 as we enter 2020 – a Leap Year and the Year of the Olympics.
Boherbue’s Music Room begins its first programme on this Thursday, 2nd Jan. 2020 with Listeners’ Choice where people are encouraged to bring along a Music CD or two for inclusion in this annual presentation.
Christmas Eve 2019 Midnight Mass (now celebrated at 10pm) in St. Patrick’s Church, Millstreet was concelebrated by Canon John Fitzgerald, P.P., Fr. Paddy O’Byrne and Fr. Seán Tucker with the liturgy wonderfully enhanced by Millstreet Church Choir. A special presentation was made to Jane Daly as Director supreme of the Church Choir. Here we share some ten images from the very special annual occasion. Tap on the images to enlarge. (S.R.) [read more …] “Christmas Midnight Mass in Millstreet 2019”
On behalf of All at the Millstreet Website – especially Hannelie, Michael, Seán & our supportive Team including Eily and Bernard who are such regular Contributors to our Website– we extend sincere Christmas Greetings to everyone. May a very Bright 2020 bring many Blessings, good Health, Peace and Fulfilment. Nollaig Shona is Athbhlian Fé Mhaise. (S.R.)
Patricia Guerin wishes to extend sincere thanks to All who supported her during 2019 – especially R.O.C.S. (Reach Out Cancer Support) and Cancer Connect Transport Service. Mass has been offered for the intentions of everyone. (S.R.)
Liam Flynn (on right) pointing to his Christmas floral feature outside St. Patrick’s Church, Millstreet. Liam arranges on a voluntary basis superb floral arrangements at this location throughout the year splendidly enhancing the appearance of the Church facade. On right is Denis Murphy whose Harmonica playing will feature on “Radio Treasures” on www.corkmusicstation.com at 10pm on Tues., 31st Jan. 2019 when Denis also shares memories of a very popular Local Showband “The Starlighters” of the 1950s and 1960s. There will not be a transmission on this Tuesday (Christmas Eve).