Superb Progress on New Children’s Playground Development

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

If you wish to confirm your donation we would be delighted to hear from you at  millstreettownpark @gmail.com. 

A superb cheque of €7,000.00 from Millstreet Community Council which includes the fundraising Millstreet Calendar 2020 was also presented to the Millstreet Town Park Playground Committee.

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BTYSTE 2020 Special Two Hour Programme Tonight on “Radio Treasures” on Cork Music Station 9:30 to 11:30 pm

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”

Work to Begin on New Children’s Playground Tuesday 21st Jan. 2020

Work will begin on the New Children’s Playground on Tuesday, 21st Jan. 2020. Consequently the Playground will be CLOSED for the next few weeks during construction. Local support for this all-important project has been truly encouraging and uplifting. Tap on the image to enlarge. (S.R.)

Millstreet Pictorial Updates 18th Jan. 2020

We present recent pictorial updates from our locality sharing a selection of colourful images.   Tap on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.)

It was a true privilege meeting with inspirational Champion Jockey David Mullins (fifth from left) at Rathcoole Airfield on Fri. morning. Our picture features in today’s “The Echo” (18th Jan. 2020) with the uplifting story of the cheque presentation by David in gratitude for being airlifted following a serious injury in October. Thankfully David has recovered so well and looks forward to getting back to the equestrian world. He won the Aintree Grand National in 2016.

On the General Election 2020 Trail.

Jimmy and Thomas O’Leary appeared on “The Echo” this week.
Christmas is truly over as the dedicated Team takes down the Christmas Street Decorations.
AGM of Millstreet Town Park preceded by the celebration of Mass by Fr. Paddy O’Byrne at Millstreet Day Care Centre.
Some of the capacity attendance at Paddy O’Leary’s superb presentation at Millstreet Gramophone Circle on Friday 17th Jan.. Paddy from Kiskeam is pictured 8th from left holding a musical CD.
Pictured at the hugely successful Annual Machinery Show held during the week at the very impressive Green Glens venue.

[read more …] “Millstreet Pictorial Updates 18th Jan. 2020”

Splendid Support for Website from The Pub in Carriganima

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”

Superb Rainbows Over Millstreet on St. Ita’s Day 2020

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.)

An tAthair Peadar Ó Laoghaire, Comóradh 100 Bliain in Carriganima on 20th and 21st March 2020

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 include Séadna 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”

Millstreet Community School Features Very Impressively in BTYSTE 2020 Awards

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.)

Millstreet Community School Features Superbly at BTYSTE 2020 in Dublin’s RDS

One of the many images captured during our visit to the truly magnificent BTYSTE at Dublin’s RDS on Thursday, 9th Jan. 2020. We recorded a wonderful amount of very interesting interviews for a special “Radio Treasures” programme on Cork Music Station on Tuesday, 21st Jan. from 9:30 to 11:30pm.. In this image we meet Students Darragh, Donagh and Harry with Science Teachers Eileen and Francy Lyons. We were also joined by Cancer Scientist Barbara. This important Project attracted enormous interest as did the other four Projects which we shall later share. This particular Project dealt with the Awareness of Testicular Cancer in Young Boys and Men. The very presence of such a Project at the National Exhibition could well lead to avoiding very challenging health issues through awareness of early diagnosis. Tap on the picture for further clarity. (S.R.)

[read more …] “Millstreet Community School Features Superbly at BTYSTE 2020 in Dublin’s RDS”

“Radio Treasures” On Air 9:30 to 11:00 This Tuesday Night

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.)

Broadcaster, Marian Finucane pictured at the graveside of her ancestors in Ballydesmond in November 2000 during the wreath laying ceremony to the memory of her aunt, teacher and Credit Union pioneer, Nora Herlihy. ©Photograph: John Reidy 27-11-2000  …. I had not realised that I was also captured in this historic image by John Reidy as I continued to video the historic occasion in Ballydesmond in 2000.  I later photographed Marian by the graveside also and presented it to her some years later at a Book Launch in Dublin kindly coordinated by Marie O’Connor of Duarigle who is related to the late Marian.  May Marian rest in peace – Ar dheis Dé go raibh a hanam dílis. Tap on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.)
Christmas Magic at “Adrivale”, South Douglas Road, Cork – the home of Artist Supreme – Neil Kelleher whose maternal roots are from Adrivale, Millstreet.

 

Visiting the Millstreet Church Crib on the Feast of the Epiphany – 6th Jan. 2020.

 

From left: Maria Casey, Deputy Principal presenting an Album of Memories to Retiring Principal, Joan O’Mahony having devoted almost four decades of superb service at Presentation N.S., Millstreet.

 

The many active participants attending the New Year Annual GAA Fundraising Walk/Run around the Glebe as they left West End, Millstreet.

 

Enjoying the annual post-Christmas Fireside chat, storytelling, song and music at Aubane Community Centre.
Ringing in the New Year with members of Millstreet Pipe Band at The Square, Millstreet.

 

Enjoying the Annual Table Quiz at Corkery’s Bar, Millstreet on St. Stephen’s Day 2019 in aid of Millstreet Community Hospital and Millstreet Children’s Playground Development.
Christmas 2019 Fireside chat, song and music at Aubane Community Centre.
A very impressive sign put in place before Christmas at Presentation N.S., Millstreet.

“Where the Road Take Me” – Bay City Rollers – C103 7pm Sunday

We thank Presenter, John Greene for advance information on this Sunday evening’s programme – 5th Jan. 2020.  (S.R.)

It was certainly debatable, but they were heralded as the greatest group since the Beatles.

A bunch of scruffy youngsters from Edinburgh called ‘The Bay City Rollers’ became a tartan teen sensation in the 1970s.

By the late 70s, Rollermania followed and Les McKeown, Alan Longmuir, Derek Longmuir, Stuart ‘Woody’ Wood and Eric Faulkner were known worldwide.  

Songs like ‘Remember’, ‘Shang-a-Lang’ and ‘All of me loves all of you’ were top ten hits, while ‘Bye Bye baby’ remained at No 1 in the UK charts for six weeks in 1975. [read more …] ““Where the Road Take Me” – Bay City Rollers – C103 7pm Sunday”

Station Road Images of Unusual Cloud Formation

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”

End of 2019 Updates

  1.  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.
  2. “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.
  3. 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.
    Santa’s recent visit to Carriganima…transported by Elf Liam! Tap on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)

Presentation by Millstreet Bridge Club to ROCS

From left: Helen Curtin on behalf of Millstreet Bridge Club recently presented a substantial cheque to Michelle O’Keeffe and Phil Sheehan representing R.O.C.S. (Reach Out Cancer Support) at Millstreet Day Care Centre. Tap on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)

Following the cheque presentation a number of awards were presented to Millstreet Bridge Club Members as it was the annual prize night by the Club.

Christmas Midnight Mass in Millstreet 2019

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”

Happy Christmas from All at Millstreet Website

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.)

Exquisite Christmas Window Display 2019 by Teresa and Dan Collins (Tanyard) at the home of Breda and Tommy Sheehan (Australia) in Main Street, Millstreet – formerly the home of the late Mary Cronin. Tap on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)


Next “Radio Treasures” Broadcast on Tuesday 31st Dec. 2019 at 9:30pm

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).