Millstreet Weekend Pictorial Updates – 17th August 2019

It’s been a very busy weekend here in Millstreet with the superbly colourful Horse Show in the exquisite setting of Green Glens, a wonderfully successful Coffee Morning at Aubane Community Centre in aid of Marymount, royal welcome extended to the many visitors including John D. Neenan presently on holiday from the USA …. and an uplifting generous response to the annual Church Gate Collection for Sr. Consilio Centre in Farran. … as well as great support for HOPE fundraisers (Coláiste Treasa, Kanturk Students)Nancy with Niamh and Catherine Ferns.   He we share some 16 images from those many Millstreet events.  Click on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.) [read more …] “Millstreet Weekend Pictorial Updates – 17th August 2019”

Sr. Consilio’s Cuan Mhuire Centre in Farnanes – Church Gate Collection This Weekend


There will be a Church Gate Collection in Millstreet 17th/18th August 2019 – in aid of Sr. Consilio’s Cuan Mhuire Centre in Farnanes.   This highly regarded facility superbly treats Girls who experience addiction problems including substance and alcohol dependency.   Your support would be greatly appreciated.

— see Cuan Mhuire on Facebook

Leaving Cert. Result Day 2019 at Millstreet Community School

On Tuesday, 13th August 2019 many Students collected their Leaving Cert. results at Millstreet Community School Pól Ó Síodhcháin, Principal shared the following comments:

“Millstreet Community School students achieved excellent Leaving Certificate Results again this year.  Warmest congratulations to Cian Linehan, who achieved 6 H1 grades and 625 points, the maximum possible.  An outstanding achievement for an outstanding student.

Almost 25% of MCS students achieved over 500 points in their Leaving Certificate this year with 50% of students achieving over 400 points, far in excess of the national averages.  H1 grades were achieved across all subject disciplines and 23% of the LCVP class achieved a Distinction for their work.  All the students worked to their potential and now look forward to the next stage of their lives full of confidence as their time in MCS ends.” 

Principal, Pól Ó Síodhcháin, paid tribute to the work ethic of the Class of 2019, saying that their achievements serve as a reminder to all of what commitment to your studies can bring.  The students now confidently await the Round 1 CAO offers which were scheduled to be available on Thursday, 15th August.

We now share a selection of images we recorded on the morning when Students collected their results.  Most of these photos appear also in this week’s “Corkman”.   Click on the pictures to enlarge.  (S.R.)

Pictured at Millstreet Community School having received results of Leaving Certificate 2019 – From left: Pól Ó Síodhcháin (Principal), Aoife O’Riordan, Cian Linehan, Andrew O’Regan and Frances Moynihan (Deputy Principal).
Pictured at Millstreet Community School having received results of Leaving Certificate 2019 – From left: Pól Ó Síodhcháin (Principal), Ciara Manning, Amy McCarthy, Amy O’Sullivan, Jack Ducey, Thomas Cremin and Frances Moynihan (Deputy Principal).
Pictured at Millstreet Community School having received results of Leaving Certificate 2019 – From left: Pól Ó Síodhcháin (Principal), Aoife Cashman, Leah Guerin and Frances Moynihan (Deputy Principal).
Pictured at Millstreet Community School having received results of Leaving Certificate 2019 – From left: Frances Moynihan (Deputy Principal), Elmarie Kelleher, Stephen Carroll and Pól Ó Síodhcháin (Principal).
Pictured are Millstreet Community School Students relaxing having received results of Leaving Certificate 2019 – From left: Thomas Cremin, Robert Carroll, Stephen Carroll, Mateusz Ozaist and Darra Bourke.

[read more …] “Leaving Cert. Result Day 2019 at Millstreet Community School”

Every Success to Fisherman Supreme Luke O’Donoghue

As Fisherman Supreme, Luke O’Donoghue, presently competing in the World Youth Fly-Fishing Championships in the Czech Republic. His father, Billy shared two images of Luke with the Irish team preparing for the historic event.  The O’Donoghue Family wishes to express sincere thanks for the enormous support extended by the Millstreet Community and beyond for the wonderfully talented Sportsman Luke.  Every success to Luke and his Irish Team.  Click on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.) 

Luke is pictured 6th from left.
Luke is pictured 2nd from left.

[read more …] “Every Success to Fisherman Supreme Luke O’Donoghue”

Death Notice: Eugene Winters, Kanturk

On August 13, 2019 peacefully in the presence of his loving family and under the tender and loving care of the staff of Kanturk Community Hospital, beloved husband of Marie (nee O’Byrne, West End,  Millstreet) and loving father of Liam, James, Iris (Sheedy) and Rita (Callan). Deeply regretted by his loving family, dearest grandchildren, brother, sisters, sons-in-law, daughter-in-law, brothers-in-law, sister-in-law, nephews, nieces, relatives and a large circle of friends. May he rest in peace.

Reposing at Graces Funeral Home, Kanturk on Thursday from 6pm followed by removal at 8pm to the Church of the Immaculate Conception, Kanturk. Requiem Mass on Friday at 12 noon, followed by burial afterwards in the adjacent cemetery. Family flowers only please, donations, if desired, to Kanturk Community Hospital. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam dílis. [rip]

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

“Radio Treasures” tonight (Tuesday, 13th August 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:


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”

Mass on Clara Mountain in May 2000 & Plaque Unveiling

Millstreet Museum Society  and Millstreet Website Team very much appreciate the wonderfully uplifting generous response to our recent Church Gate Collection in Millstreet.   The €2, 275.98 + €50.00 will greatly permit us maintain the two important local resources….meeting the costs (re the website) of web server and domain name….and (re Museum) the costs of insurance, heating, lighting and ongoing development.   Special thanks to Millstreet Community Council and Millstreet Local Lottery for splendid support.   And to those who contributed from abroad and who have direct Millstreet links – grateful thanks to All.   One may assist anytime throughout the year by using our dedicated Bank Account the number of which is: IBAN – IE22 BOFI 9058 0334 0531 43 & BIC – BOFIIE2D.

And so to our most recent delving into our Visual Archive of Millstreet Museum.   The date is 21st May 2000 when hundreds of people climbed (or were transported on the back of Tony Healy’s Tractor!) Clara Mountain marking the 50th Anniversary of the placement of the original Cross on Clara Mountain in 1950.   Mass was concelebrated in the presence of Millstreet Pipe Band and a wide cross section of people from near and far.   It was Tadhg O’Driscoll who unveiled the official stone plaque.   Here we share some 24 images from the truly historic occasion.  Click on the pictures to enlarge.  (S.R.) [read more …] “Mass on Clara Mountain in May 2000 & Plaque Unveiling”

Truly Wonderful Victory for Nicholas at 2019 Dublin Horse Show

Sincere Congratulations to Nicholas Pomeroy and his horse Claragh Olala on winning the highly prestigious 5 Year Old Young Event Horse Championship at the 2019 Dublin Horse Show.  And Patrick celebrates the superb victory by wearing the very appropriate cap!  Click on the images to enlarge.   (S.R.) [read more …] “Truly Wonderful Victory for Nicholas at 2019 Dublin Horse Show”

Millstreet Parish Newsletter Sunday 11th August 2019

PARISH NEWSLETTER
BALLYDALY-CULLEN-MILLSTREET
NINETEENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME – 11th AUGUST, 2019 
Canon John Fitzgerald P.P.
Tel Nos. Millstreet 029-70043/Mobile 087-7752948
Email:  <email>    dioceseofkerry.ie
PARISH OFFICE OPENING HOURS:
MONDAY-TUESDAY- WEDNESDAY-FRIDAY
10.00a.m.-1.00p.m. & 2.00p.m.-5.00p.m.

Your prayers are requested for the repose of the souls of the following and for those whose anniversaries occur around this time, and for those for whom Masses will be offered during the week:

RECENT DEATHS: Nora E. Hickey, Ballinlough & Millstreet;   Virginia Linehan, Domahoe.

Mass Intentions this Week-end:
Millstreet Vigil 6.30 p.m. Florrie & Nannie O’Donoghue, Lackabawn Ballydaly
9.00 a.m. Peter Dudzik, Poland
Cullen      10.15 a.m.          Helena Herlihy, Knockane
Millstreet 11.30 a.m.   Michael O’Sullivan, Rathduane

Anniversaries: Kate O’Driscoll, The Square; Mary Cronin, Murphy’s Terrace; Rita Hickey, West End; Mary Todd, Canon O’Donovan Centre; John D. Murphy, Inchileagh; Hugh Kelleher, Killowen; Connie Kelleher, Lackabawn; Humphrey O’Donoghue, Aubane; Denny Hickey, Gortnacreeha; Batt & Julia Cronin, Knockduff; Maurice & Mary O’Donoghue, Caherbarnagh & Coventry.  [read more …] “Millstreet Parish Newsletter Sunday 11th August 2019”

Every Success to Darragh Cashman and Luke Murphy

Millstreet G.A.A. wishes the very best to 

Darragh Cashman, Luke Murphy & The Cork Minor Football Team

in the

All-Ireland Minor Football Semi-Final

Cork 4-12 Mayo 1-13

3pm, Saturday August 10th (today!), in Croke Park

(watch the match on the TG4 Player)

https://twitter.com/cullenjuvgaa/status/1160217303507701760

[read more …] “Every Success to Darragh Cashman and Luke Murphy”

“Radio Treasures” Tonight on Cork Music Station from 9:30 to 11:00

“Radio Treasures” tonight (Tuesday, 6th August 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:

1.   The magnificent response of €2,275.98 to this past weekend’s Church Gate Collection in aid of Millstreet Museum and Millstreet Website. 

  1. 2.   The wonderful Wedding of Áine O’Callaghan and Gerard Nagle.3.   Millstreet Community School Debs 2019.4.  Superb Concert for Marie in Knocknagree Church.5.   TR Dallas at McCarthy’s Bar, Millstreet.6.   Circus coming to town!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” Tonight on Cork Music Station from 9:30 to 11:00″

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

We thank Presenter, John Greene, for advance information regarding this Sunday (4th Aug. 2019) evening’s programme on C103.  (S.R.)

‘Where the road takes me’ returns this week with the second and concluding programme which looks at the scuttling of German U-Boat 260,  three miles south of Glandore harbour a few weeks before the end of WW11.

The story is told mainly throught the eyes and ears of  eighty seven year old Mary McCarthy, who was then a thirteen year old on the Galley Head, where eleven of the crew climbed up a dangerous precipice beneath the light-house. 

In the concluding programme we examine the three main theories for the scuttling of the submarine, and based on the evidence and information gathered on the programme, come to our own conclusion. 

Reports and logbooks from the Gardai and Coast-watch are examined, and from an interview conducted with two of the submarine’s officers, we get their views on the war, including how their school-going youth are being trained to successfully eliminate enemy tanks. [read more …] ““Where the Road Takes Me” on C103 This Sunday at 7pm”

Supporting Millstreet Museum and Millstreet Website This Weekend

Enjoying refreshments following our Museum Interview with Hannah Lucey in her wonderfully welcoming home in 2000.
Two Students – Caoimh Sheahan and Ronan Fraser from Scoil Mhuire, Millstreet B.N.S. being video-recorded following their magnificent three-day trip to London in 2000 which included a visit to to the West End Musical “Buddy” and also having the superb “Legoland” experience in Windsor near London. The boys gave a truly excellent account of their memorable trip to England in 2000.

We thank Eily Buckley, John Tarrant and Sharon Lane for superbly assisting us in the promotion of this coming weekend’s Church Gate Collection in aid of Millstreet Museum and Millstreet Website.   As this annual collection is our only real source of funding for these two local resources your generous support is all-important and greatly appreciated.   We also thank our wonderfully loyal supporters and helpers who stand with us at both Masses on this weekend – 6:30pm Mass on Sat. 3rd Aug. and 11:30am Mass on Sunday, 4th August.   Below we share a selection of images including pictures from our Archive 2000 Collection.   Click on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.)  We begin with JohnTarrant’s excellent “Corkman” report regarding our Annual Collection:

Museum/Website Collection 2018

Archive 2000 recalls Tadhg O’Driscoll‘s superb talk in the Carnegie Hall re Millstreet Railway Station.

[read more …] “Supporting Millstreet Museum and Millstreet Website This Weekend”

Sports Icon Supreme Rena Inspires Millstreet Camogie Camp 2019

The hugely popular Millstreet Camogie Camp 2019 was visited by the renowned Sports Icon Supreme – Rena Buckley – on Thursday, 1st August 2019.  Rena gave an inspirational address to the enthusiastic participants outlining the many safety tips and the correct eating habits for those involved in the world of sport.   Some most interesting questions from the young people were superbly answered by Rena who then joined all for an historic group photo.   Here we share a selection of images from the uplifting occasion.   Click on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.) [read more …] “Sports Icon Supreme Rena Inspires Millstreet Camogie Camp 2019”

Superb Camogie Camp 2019 Presently in Millstreet Town Park

Great credit is due to the local Coordinators for organising the Annual Camogie Camp in Millstreet Town Park which is presently taking place.  Special Guest Coaches Tim O’Mahony of Newtownshandrum (Senior Cork Hurler), Kate O’Keeffe (Cork Camogie Player) and Darragh Cashman (Under 20 Cork Hurler) have been providing great inspiration to the many young participants.   Here we share images from the uplifting sporting event.  Click on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.) [read more …] “Superb Camogie Camp 2019 Presently in Millstreet Town Park”

“Radio Treasures” Remembers the “Star” Ballroom on CMS Tonight

Our 10pm feature tonight (Tuesday, 30th July 2019) introduces Dominic McSweeney whom we interviewed in Dublin a few years ago.   And we visit our audio archives for some very special gems also.   All this and much more tonight on Cork Music Station during which we listen to a wonderful selection music and songs with Artist of the Week – Charlotte Church.   Also in tonight’s “Radio Treasures” we include musings, music and songs galore.  We remember our Faithful Departed.   And we chat about occasions like those illustrated below such as “Playing it Cúl” in Millstreet Town Park in July 2019, our upcoming Museum/Website Church Gate Collection 2019.  And we visit Killarney today where we go on a guided tour of Killarney House meeting lots of Friends including a chance meeting with legendary Dublin Player, Tony Hanahoe.  Click 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.  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 which is broadcast from 9:30 to 11:00pm.  (S.R.) [read more …] ““Radio Treasures” Remembers the “Star” Ballroom on CMS Tonight”

Patricia Expresses Sincere Thanks for Superb Support at Recent Coffee Morning in Café Aroma

Patricia Guerin would like to thank most sincerely all those who helped with the recent Coffee Morning – especially those who provided baking and also those who provided sponsorship.   A very big thank you to Noreen, Siobhán and Aoife of Café Aroma, Minor Row,  Millstreet.   To date a total of €1,040.00 has been contributed for the two praiseworthy causes.   This is very much appreciated.   Thank you from Patricia Guerin (seated on right of group photo).  Click on the images to enlarge.   (S.R.)

Tribute to the late Dan Cronin, Aunaskirtane, Rathmore

We thank Joan Cronin, niece of the late Dan Cronin for this very special Tribute to Dan, R.I.P.. 

 Joan is seated in centre of this “Crede” Group pictured at a recent meeting.   “Crede” – the Sliabh Luachra Heritage Group helped to coordinate the publication of Dan’s superb book “In the Shadow of the Paps” in Oct. 2001.

Some of the Members of “Crede” pictured in Killarney at a recent meeting. Joan Cronin is in centre. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)

Our Breton Friends Fondly Remember Anne Keane

We have just received a greatly appreciated message of sincere sympathy from our Breton Friends in Pommerit le Vicomte having become aware of the passing of Anne Keane to her Eternal Reward, R.I.P..  Anne was of course synonymous with our Twinning Association and superbly coordinated many splendid welcomes in Millstreet and in Brittany as a wonderfully dedicated Committee Member of the Millstreet Twinning Association.  Here is a translation of the message sent from Brittany by  Joseph and Yves which is so very thoughtful and supportive. (S.R.)

“Hello to all dear friends of MILLSTREET we have been greatly saddened to learn of the announcement of the death of  ANNE KEANE – supreme personality of your Twinning Committee.  Anne was always so very helpful and supportive during our exchanges. Courageous and dignified in the face of her illness. (Every day that passes is bonus, she told me during our last visits 2016- 2017-2018 so let’s take advantage of it). On behalf of the entire Twinning Committee of Pommerit le Vicomte on behalf of Mayor MICHEL LANCIEN  Mr. Floch Jean,  Mr. Gautier Alain (former mayor) and the whole municipality we present by your intermediary our very sincere condolences to the entire family of ANNE KEANE as well as to all the members of your committee. JOSEPH and YVES.”

Below we share some Twinning images from the past as we all recall our great Friend Anne.  Ar dheis Dé go raibh a hanam dílis.

Some of the many splendid gifts which were presented over the past 30 years by the Twinning Association of Pommerit le Vicomte.
The wonderfully dedicated Twinning Committee of Pommerit le Vicomte at its recent AGM. Our great Friends extend sincere greetings to us all here in Millstreet and throughout Ireland on this St. Patrick’s Week 2017. Merci boucoup nos Amis and we also extend our heartfelt greetings to all in Brittany. We especially thank Yves and Daniel for communicating with us. Click on the image to enlarge. (S.R.)

Some of the Millstreet Twinning Group all set this morning to celebrate the 30th Anniversary of our twinning with Pommerit le Vicomte in Brittany. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)

“Radio Treasures” Tonight on Cork Music Station 9:30 to 11:00

Our 10pm feature tonight (Tuesday, 23rd July 2019) introduces the magnificent Music of Liam O’Connor and Family performing at the recent European Mounted Games 2019.   And we visit our audio archives for some very special gems also.   All this and much more tonight on Cork Music Station during which we listen to a wonderful selection music and songs on the Theme of Holiday.   Also in tonight’s “Radio Treasures” we include musings, music and songs galore.  We remember our Faithful Departed.   And we chat about occasions like those illustrated below such as “Playing it Cúl” in Millstreet Town Park in July 2019.  Click 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.  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.  (S.R.) [read more …] ““Radio Treasures” Tonight on Cork Music Station 9:30 to 11:00″

St. John’s Wonderful Victory Parade on Sunday Evening

Sincere congratulations to the superb St. John’s GAA Football Team of Aubane and beyond on their magnificent victory in the Final at Páirc Uí Rinn in Cork on Sunday afternoon, 21st July 2019 against Ballyphehane (2:9 to 1:5).  Led by Millstreet Gardaí and Millstreet Pipe Band the victorious Team and Supporters paraded from Macroom Road to The Bridge, Millstreet on Sunday at 8pm.Here we share some 21 images from the truly uplifting and cheerful occasion.  Click on the pictures to enlarge.  (S.R.)  [read more …] “St. John’s Wonderful Victory Parade on Sunday Evening”

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

We thank Presenter John Greene for providing advance information on this evening’s programme – 21st July 2019.  (S.R.) 

On this week’s edition of ‘Where the road takes me’, John Greene begins a two part programme entitled ‘The Light-keeper’s daughter, and the story of U260.

Our story centres around the scuttling of a German submarine, three miles south of Glandore in 1945, and the arrest of all crew aboard her.

The events are seen through the eyes of Mary Glanville, now Mary mcCarthy a twelve year old schoolgirl  on the Galley Head lighthouse at the time.

Although this submarine was on its ninth patrol when it reached West Cork waters, it had seen very little if any action.

So what exactly was it doing during these patrols, and what reason did the crew have for sinking this vessel of war.  And why has the Captain’s logbook been resealed, and not to be re-opened until the year 2045.

In both programmes we look at the two main theories for her sinking, but can only speculate as to what she was doing in the area on that date.

Both programmes also offer an unique insight into what life was like for rural people during World War 11. [read more …] ““Where the Road Takes Me” C103 This Sunday at 7pm”

Museum Pictorial Archives Aubane 2000

Delving into Millstreet Museum Archives for the year 2000 we focus on Aubane where we recall special presentations to Boxer Supreme Seán Barrett having won a national title among many other achievements.   We also look back on the annual Christmas Party in Aubane in 2000.  We thank Myra who over a period of three years digitalised so many of our prints so that we could share online.  Click on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.) [read more …] “Museum Pictorial Archives Aubane 2000”

Remembering Brendan Grace on “Radio Treasures” Tonight 9:30 to 11:00

On “Radio Treasures” tonight we feature the songs and comedy of the wonderful late Brendan Grace.Our 10pm chat tonight introduces Poet Ashley O’Neal and we also hear a song from Barry O’Halloran sung at a wedding.   And we visit our audio archives for some very special gems.   All this and much more tonight on Cork Music Station during which we listen to a wonderful selection of the hugely popular songs of Jim Reeves.   Also in tonight’s “Radio Treasures” we include musings, music and songs galore. Listen to the magnificent music of many renowned Singers and Instrumentalists 

Poet Ashley O’Neal

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.  (S.R.)

Barry O’Halloran at Wedding
Liam O’Connor & Family at EMG 2019 in Green Glens
Liam Flynn’s magnificent Churchyard Floral Display

[read more …] “Remembering Brendan Grace on “Radio Treasures” Tonight 9:30 to 11:00″

Con’s Superb Musical Presentation at Gramophone Circle

Con Kelleher of Cloghoulabeg, Millstreet (pictured on extreme left) presented a truly magnificent programme of music, song and poetry at Friday night’s Millstreet Gramophone Circle in Millstreet Day Care Centre. A special word of thanks also to Helen, Mary and Teresa for very kindly donating attractive prizes for our Draw. Next presentation is in September with details being announced later. Here we view just some of the large attendance at the very enjoyable occasion. Click on the image to enlarge. (S.R.)

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

Many thanks to Presenter, John Greene for advance information regarding this evening’s programme on C103 (14th July 2019 – Bastille Day – so very special greetings to all our French Friends)  – S.R.

Many are the links between Ireland and France such as the above French Restaurant near Dublin’s Grafton Street. We here in Millstreet treasure our Twinning Links with our wonderful Friends in Pommerit le Vicomte. Very best wishes and greetings to France and especially to Brittany on this Bastille Day 14th July 2019. (S.R.)

In the early 1950’s residents of the Gaoire near Macroom were offered approximately forty pounds per acre under compulsory purchase of their land.

Compulsory purchase, when enforced, usually allows a public infrastructure to go ahead for the common good.  In this instance, construction of the Lee Valley Hydro Electric Scheme was deemed to be for the common good.  Electricity at the time was making its way slowly but surely into rural Ireland.

In the second programme on ‘Where the road takes me’, John Greene returns to what was once the village of Annahalla, before being flooded in 1954.

Now a statutory nature reserve and a walker’s paradise, the area was once home to many families, including a future Bishop of Cork and a college president.

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