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″

Celebrating Twenty Wonderful Years of Pomeroy’s Clara Inn

On Saturday, 6th July 2019 a truly wonderful occasion celebrating twenty years in business of Pomeroy’s Clara Inn took place in the company of Family, Friends, Staff and Customers at Church Street, Millstreet.  Superb music, a splendid birthday cake,  an excellent address by Ursula Pomeroy, magnificent refreshments, great company and chat – all very much part of an historic night where everyone was accorded a royal welcome.  Here we share some 42 images of a most enjoyable occasion when lots of happy memories were evoked.   Sincere congratulations to Ursula and Family and continuing success in the years ahead.  Click on the pictures to enlarge.  (S.R.) [read more …] “Celebrating Twenty Wonderful Years of Pomeroy’s Clara Inn”

Knocknagree Achieves 2nd place in the Anti-Litter Challenge Group B in Cork County

Knocknagree Fairfield Tidy Towns

Sincere congratulations to Knocknagree on  achieving 2nd place in the Anti-Litter Challenge Group B in Cork County.   Tremendous credit is due to the wonderfully dedicated local group whose very impressive website is seen above.  We thank Stephen O’Sullivan of  Cork Co. Council for alerting us to this uplifting news regarding one of our very welcoming neighbouring villages.   We encourage you to check out their Facebook Page indicated above. (S.R.)
[read more …] “Knocknagree Achieves 2nd place in the Anti-Litter Challenge Group B in Cork County”

“Radio Treasures” Features Famous Postcard Story and Shares Lots More – Cork Music Station Tonight from 9:30 to 10:00

Just back in time for programme after the truly magnificent European Mounted Games Opening Parade through Millstreet Town this Tuesday Evening. Hear all about it on our Show.

Our 10pm chat tonight introduces Memories of a very famous Postcard.   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 

Preparing for European Mounted Games 2019

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.)

Death Notice: Dan Cronin Aunaskirtane and Brú na Sínsir, Rathmore, Co. Kerry

On July 7th 2019 peacefully in the gentle care of the staff of Killarney Nursing Home, Dan, aged 98. Predeceased by his wife Margaret. Sadly missed by his loving family, nieces, nephews, sister in law, brothers in law, relatives especially Con, neighbours and friends. R.I.P.

Reposing at O’Keeffe’s Funeral Home, Rathmore on this Monday eve. (July 8th)from 7pm to 9pm. Followed by removal to the Church of Our Lady of Perpetual Succour, Shrone. Mass on Tuesday (July 9th) at 11.30am. Burial afterwards in Rathmore Cemetery. Ní bheidh a leithéid ann arís. [rip]

Dan Cronin was born in a cosy and homely thatched cottage in the wonderfully scenic townland of Aunaskirtane, Rathmore, Co. Kerry in the 1920s. He was educated in Shrone N.S. up to the age of fourteen. Dan had always maintained a keen interest in old tales and history. His superb narratives were penned from reality. Fireside tales of other days so gripped that he often felt he was present as the stories were occurring.   It was a true privilege knowing the wonderful Dan and his late wife, Margaret.  Dan had such a wonderful sense of humour and his consistent smile projected his sincere friendliness to All. Being a member of a very special Sliabh Luachra group which was formed to coordinate the most memorable Launch of one of Dan’s most famous and most popular books “In the Shadow of the Paps” at the “Two Mile Inn” Hotel in Killarney (now “The Torc” near Lissavigeen) it was such an honour being asked to take the photograph which appears on the cover of the world renowned book.  And what a mighty day we all had visiting various locations in Sliabh Luachra to capture images for the book with Dan relating such great stories about each location as we travelled on a beautiful day in Summer.  Dan and Margaret were always so very welcoming not only in Aunaskirtane but also in Rathmore.   Dan has left a magnificent legacy in the world of literature and history.   Thankfully, over the years Dan was recorded on television, radio and locally.   What a hugely valuable treasure this is for many generations to come.   Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam dílis.  (Seán Radley)  [read more …] “Death Notice: Dan Cronin Aunaskirtane and Brú na Sínsir, Rathmore, Co. Kerry”

Millstreet Warmly Welcomes European Mounted Games 2019 Visitors

All shop owners/publicans or house owners in Millstreet Town are encouraged to decorate their windows with a country from the list:   

Denmark England France
Ireland Italy Northern Ireland
Wales Scotland Sweden

We shall take pictures of the  windows and the Community Council will sponsor a prize for the best window. Also colouring competition for national school aged children to colour a picture of a horse with once again specific country colours and these can be dropped into Niamh in Wordsworth by Monday and also a special appropriate prize for the winner..We need by Monday as we hope to create displays in the town for the week of the wonderful Mounted Games.

We thank Michelle O’Keeffe and Noel Buckley of Millstreet Community Council for these important suggestions.  (S.R.)

Millstreet Community School and Friends attending a recent meeting in preparation for European Mounted Games 2019 as well as Culture Night 2019. Included is Conor O’Leary (at back on extreme left). Click on the image to enlarge. (S.R.)

European Mounted Games Championships 2019

The European Mounted Games Championships 2019 will be held at Millstreet Green Glens Equestrian Centre from July 8th – 14th. A Parade through Millstreet Town will be held on Tuesday July 9th at 7pm led by Millstreet Pipe Band followed by the Opening Ceremony in the Square. All are welcome. To check out full details of the week please log into  https://imgaeuros2019.com/

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

Sincere thanks to Presenter, John Greene for advance information on this week’s programme on Sunday 7th July 2019.  (S.R.)

One man’s successful battle against compulsory purchase has been making news this week.  But on Sunday’s edition of ‘Where the road takes me’, John Greene looks back at a time in Ireland when compulsory purchase was met with disgruntled acceptance. 

In 1954 the Gaoire  (Gwayrah) near Macroom was flooded to make way for the arrival of a little known commodity called electricity.  While the project created hundreds of badly needed jobs, it also forced many people from their homes. 

Now the area is a statutory nature reserve, and on this week’s programme, John walks through Annahala, and meets some of the people who once lived here, forming a closely knit community with their own shop and pub. 

Dating back to the ice age, the Gaoire is the remains of the only Post Glacial Alluvial forest in Western Europe, with the potential to become a World heritage site. [read more …] ““Where the Road Takes Me” on C103 at 7pm This Sunday”

Magnificent Diamond Jubilee of Timmy Joe & Brenda

Where would one experience such a royal welcome, an uplifting celebration of Mass which included the wonderful singing of Annmarie O’Riordan and musical Friends, three more traditional musicians during the drinks reception, a glorious banquet in an exquisite setting where Guests were entertained by two Magicians during their meal, surprise musical Guests Sharon Shannon and Friends (including Macroom’s Jim Murray, Jnr.) introduced on stage, a performance by five times world champion Dancer David Geaney from Dingle and finally Nathan Carter & his Superb Band?    All this and much more took place at The Europe Hotel in beautiful Killarney on Saturday evening (29th June 2019) organised by Family to celebrate the Diamond Jubilee of the Marriage of Timmy Joe and Brenda O’Sullivan of Cullen whose wedding took place in 1959

 It was a true privilege to witness such a magnificent occasion and we extend sincere thanks to Brenda and Timmy Joe for permitting us to share a selection of images of the many pictures recorded on the occasion.   Heartfelt congratulations to the Happy Couple Brenda and Timmy Joe and every Blessing in the future.  Click on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.) [read more …] “Magnificent Diamond Jubilee of Timmy Joe & Brenda”

“Radio Treasures” in Ballydesmond on CMS Tonight 9:30 to 11:00

Our 10pm interview tonight introduces us to William, Jim & Luke with Ita at presentation of Bumbleance Cheque in Ballydesmond.   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 Kevin McDermott of Wexford  

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 images to enlarge.  Click here to tune into tonight’s Show.  (S.R.)


[read more …] ““Radio Treasures” in Ballydesmond on CMS Tonight 9:30 to 11:00″

Presentation of Credit Union Coffee Morning Cheque

Bridget Fitzgerald of Credit Union presents the impressive cheque in aid of Millstreet Day Care Centre (Canon O’Donovan Centre) to Mary Feeley on 3rd May 2019. This resulted from a very successful Coffee Morning on Fri. 26th April at the Credit Union Centre at The Square, Millstreet. Here we share six images from that uplifting occasion. Click on the pictures to enlarge. (S.R.)

[read more …] “Presentation of Credit Union Coffee Morning Cheque”

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

We thank Presenter, John Greene for advance information re this Sunday’s programme – 30th June 2019.  (S.R.)

Who in their right minds would consider going into business in the present economic and social climate?   It’s a very valid question being asked regularly. 

Insurance costs, rules and regulations, health and safety and changes in social habits, all add up to the many reasons why you should consider such a move very carefully. 

This week on ‘Where the road takes me’, John Greene finds out if it was any easier or profitable to be in business – fifty, one hundred, even one hundred and fifty years ago. 

We look at it from the perspective of a shopkeeper in the mid nineteenth century, a doctor in a remote rural area in the 1970s, and how one man inadvertently changed a publican’s fortunes for the better.  [read more …] ““Where the Road Take Me” on C103 Sunday at 7pm”

Next Gramophone Circle Presentation on Fri. 12th July 2019

 Millstreet Gramophone Circle meeting next takes place in Millstreet Day Care Centre on Friday, 12th July 2019 at 8:15pm.   Guest Presenter is Con Kelleher of Cloghoulabeg, Millstreet.  All are very welcome.   (S.R.)

Wonderful Wedding of Lisa & Gerard on 24th May 2019

Lisa Buckley of Liscahane, Millstreet & Gerard Keating Kearney of Ballingarry, Co. Limerick were married in St. Patrick’s Church, Millstreet on Friday, 24th May 2019.   The Celebrant was Canon John Fitzgerald, P.P..  The Reception took place at the Castleross Hotel, Killarney.   One of the Bridesmaids was Claire Galvin of Millstreet.  We thank the Happy Couple for permitting us to share a selection of images (29) from the magnificent occasion.   Sincere congratulations to Lisa & Gerard and we wish every Blessing in the years ahead.  Click on the pictures to enlarge.  (S.R.) [read more …] “Wonderful Wedding of Lisa & Gerard on 24th May 2019”

Drink Tea for MND at Supervalu – Fundraising Event Success

We raised €500 for the Drink Tea for MND, hosted @O’Keeffe’s Supervalu Millstreet on 21st June. A massive thank you to all who donated and helped out on the day.  Regards…..Áine – O’Keeffe’s Supervalu Millstreet. 

Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)

“Radio Treasures” Meets Declan and Michael at Bumbleance Event

Our 10pm interview tonight introduces us to Declan Ryan and to Michael Linehan at the recent Bumbleance event.   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 Kevin McDermott of Wexford  And we chat about the many happening illustrated below.  Click on the images to enlarge.

Declan Ryan
Michael Linehan

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 from 9:30 to 11:00pm.  (S.R.) [read more …] ““Radio Treasures” Meets Declan and Michael at Bumbleance Event”

“Bumbleance” Leads Superb Vintage Run on Saturday Evening

Organised by William Fitzgerald and Millstreet Vintage Club Saturday evening’s Vintage Run (22nd June 2019) in the Sliabh Luachra area in aid of “Bumbleance” which is a very special Ambulance for Children – was hugely successful.  Following an address by Declan Ryan re the history and the role of the Bumbleance the Vintage Run left Millstreet just after 6:30pm Mass.  Here we share some 23 images of the very special and praiseworthy occasion.  Click on the pictures to enlarge. (S.R.) [read more …] ““Bumbleance” Leads Superb Vintage Run on Saturday Evening”

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

Sincere thanks to Presenter, John Greene, for advance information on this Sunday’s programme.  (S.R.)

On Monday last, Philomena Lynott, mother of rock star Phil Lynott was laid to rest in Dublin.

A regular visitor to West Cork, she had featured on a number of editions of ‘Where the road takes me’.

On this week’s edition of the programme, John Greene looks back at a number of conversations he had with her.

Her early life was spent in what was then referred to as ‘A home for unmarried mothers’, where she was the victim of physical and mental cruelty.

The latter part was spent campaigning to have her son’s music and talent remembered, but his lifestyle avoided.

She speaks about her last few days with her rock star son,  and being the last to know about the drug-abuse that killed him.

We hear from Trevor Thompson from Douglas Road in Cork, regarded by Philomena as her son’s biggest fan.

And………….. [read more …] “Remembering Philomena Lynott on “Where the Road Takes Me” This Sunday on C103 at 7pm”

Cheque Presentation to Mercy University Hospital Following Laught Fundraiser by the Buckley Family

The very impressive proceeds of a recent fundraising Day at the home of the Buckley Family Laught Rathcoole were presented to MUH Foundation by Mary Buckley accompanied by one of Mary’s daughters – Audrey.  Accepting the cheque at the Hospital were Josephine Griffin (Patient Liaison Officer), Sylvia Hickey (MUH) and Emily Burns (MUH Foundation).  We thank Emily for the pictures.  Click on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.)

L-R: Mary Buckley, Josephine Griffin, Patient Liaison Officer, Mercy University Hospital, Sylvia Hickey, Mercy University Hospital & Mary’s daughter Audrey O’ Sullivan

L-R: Emily Burns, Mercy Hospital Foundation, Mary Buckley, Josephine Griffin, Patient Liaison Officer, Mercy University Hospital, Sylvia Hickey, Mercy University Hospital & Mary’s daughter Audrey O’ Sullivan

[read more …] “Cheque Presentation to Mercy University Hospital Following Laught Fundraiser by the Buckley Family”

Wonderful Irish Pony Club Event at Weekend

A truly wonderful Irish Pony Club event –  the National Minimus Championships, took place at Green Glens and at Drishane this past weekend.  Here we share two images of the occasion with more to follow later.  Click on the pictures to enlarge.  (S.R.)

Millstreet girl Maeve Flynn competing in The Irish Pony Club Championships in Drishane on Saturday 15th June 2019. A very enjoyable day had by all. (We thank Elaine for the excellent image and the caption.) S.R.

[read more …] “Wonderful Irish Pony Club Event at Weekend”

“Radio Treasures” Tonight on CMS from 9:30 to 11:00

Our 10pm interview tonight introduces Memories of the Recent Silver Surfer Event at The Helix.   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 Kevin McDermott of Wexford  

Winning Three Paddys with Family and Friends at The Helix for Silver Surfer Awards 2019. Click on the image 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.  (S.R.)