Building Your Own Home?

Are you thinking about building your own home? If so IRD Duhallow is proposing to deliver a training course to prepare, advise and educate first time buyers for the duration of the building of their new home. We will explore the following: Choosing a site in line with the value and sensitivity of your surrounding landscape in Duhallow; Choosing your architect, solicitor and financial institution; Designing your home to suit your needs and lifestyle; planning permission process; Commencement of construction and building process; Interior Decoration of dwelling and Landscaping of site and entrance. To express your interest in partaking in this workshop please contact Mary McHugh on 029 60633

Another Hugely Successful Self Build Show at Green Glens

Superb planning and hard work again proved fruitful when enormous crowds attended the three-day Self Build Exhibition at Green Glens.   Clive Corry, his son Brian and their very dedicated Team are to be congratulated for the great success of this year’s event regarded as being one of the very best of its kind in Ireland.   And what a perfect setting Green Glens is for [read more …] “Another Hugely Successful Self Build Show at Green Glens”

Fancy Dress Event 2010 – Selection Five

And so we have reached our final selection of pics. from a truly brilliant night of colour, energy, fun and creativity at the annual Fancy Dress Event held in the Wallis Arms Hotel, Millstreet.   And it’s totally uplifting to realise that many praiseworthy causes will benefit from the occasion.    Sincere congrats. to all the dedicated organisers and our heartfelt thanks for being so very loyal to our website team in the manner by which you have logged into the various photo selections in your several hundreds.   Until next year’s event – continued happy viewing on www.millstreet.ie .  (Seán on behalf of the website team) [read more …] “Fancy Dress Event 2010 – Selection Five”

Fancy Dress Event 2010 – Selection Four

Seán Radley gets an exclusive interview with 20 of the Chilean Miners who were all in good spirits

We are delighted that you are enjoying recalling the truly superb night at the Wallis Arms.   Tonight we feature pics. 175 to 220.   Thank you for  logging in and for your kind comments.   In fact, hundreds are visiting the various selections we’ve uploaded.  Tomorrow night marks our final selection…but tonight we get to meet all the  “Miners”.   I really felt at home being an invited “Miner Guest”   –  I once lived in Minor Row!! (Seán)

[read more …] “Fancy Dress Event 2010 – Selection Four”

IRD Duhallow Certified Training Courses

Interested in accessing Certified Training Courses? IRD Duhallow has been successful in its application for funding under the Equality for Women Measure 2010 – 2013. We intend to hold two information seminars detailing the proposed Workshops and Certified Training Courses for women that we anticipate to run. These seminars will take place on Monday 22nd November at 11.30a.m. and Tuesday 23rd November at 7.30p.m. in the James O’ Keeffe Institute, Newmarket. If you require further details please contact Mary McHugh 029 60633.

Fancy Dress Event 2010 – Selection Three

An "Abbey Road" moment

Welcome back!   We have now reached images 100 to 174 in this, our third selection.   And, yes, we get to meet some of the “Miners from Chile (or Chilay!)”.    Most of our pictures were taken outside the Wallis Arms Hotel or within while some more were taken outside “The Clara Inn” in Church Street.   More pics tomorrow night.  Special thanks to Michael for placing the pics in the most aesthetically appealing order … and also for his very witty and humorous captions!   Happy viewing!  (Seán)  [read more …] “Fancy Dress Event 2010 – Selection Three”

“Know Your Rights” Information Meeting

IRD Duhallow will be hosting a Public Information Evening entitled “Know Your Rights” for people who are looking for information on the following topics: Jobseeker Payments and Benefits, Information on Qualified Adult Means Test, Family Income Supplement, Back to Work Enterprise Allowance, Educational and Training Options for Unemployed People, Managing Your Money, Mortgage Interest Supplement and Tax Reliefs Available. This event is being held in the James O’ Keeffe Institute, Newmarket on Tuesday 9th of November at 7.30p.m. For further enquiries please contact Mary Mc Hugh at 029-60633.

LTV1 Programme Tonight

Just a reminder that Programme 2 of the new LTV1 (Muskerry Region) season will be transmitted tonight (Wednesday, 3rd Nov. 2010) beginning at 9.30 p.m. co-ordinated by LTV’s Dan Joe Kelleher of Carriganima.    Tomorrow night at 10.00 p.m.  LTV2 (Duhallow/Sliabh Luachra region) will transmit the second archival programme of the new season.  (Seán)

Fancy Dress Event 2010 – Selection Two

"Dr" Joan Anders with her instant cure for all of mens ailments (the burdizzo!)

Thanks a million for logging into our Fancy Dress Selections in your hundreds.   Last year we had huge numbers viewing this annual topic. It certainly looks to be the same with even more website visitors this year.   Great credit is due to the many young people who arrived to the event in such magnificent costumes.   So now we have Selection Two (images 42 to 99)….and we still have not arrived at the amazing sight of the many Visiting Miners!    More pictures of this wonderfully exciting occasion tomorrow night.   Happy viewing!   (Seán) [read more …] “Fancy Dress Event 2010 – Selection Two”

Fancy Dress Event 2010 – Selection One

Sincere apologies on my delay in uploading lots and lots of pictures taken at the wonderfully successful Fancy Dress Event in the Wallis Arms on Friday, 29th October 2010.  Well, we now begin with Selection One recording the beginning of the night.     A further selection will appear nightly over the next while.   It’s our attempt to give our many website visitors an opportunity to experience the amazing atmosphere of  this truly superb annual event.     Enormous credit must be accorded to the many dedicated organisers.     (Seán Radley for www.millstreet.ie ) [read more …] “Fancy Dress Event 2010 – Selection One”

Fancy Dress Event at Wallis Arms – An Outstanding Success

This year's Fancy Dress Event at the Wallis Arms Hotel on Friday, 29th Oct. 2010 was an outstanding success. Here we feature the winners but do look out for lots of very colourful pictures from the event over coming days on our website. From left: Mary Randles (2nd), Gerard Mcsweeney (Organising Committee), Catherine Pomeroy-Murphy (Organising Committee), Sharon Healy (1st), Paul O'Connor (Joint 3rd), Shane O'Donoghue (Organising Committee), Jason Murphy (Joint 3rd). The standard of costumes worn was hugely impressive. Seán Murphy of LTV2 recorded highlights of this important and very enjoyable annual occasion. (Seán)

Update 2/nov/10: The first of the photos have been uploaded in a new article

Programme 24 on LTV2 from 2005 Featured This Week

An image from tonight's transmission of Programme 24 (2005) on LTV2 Millstreet with Eily B., Seán R. and Seán M.. Special thanks to LTV2's Bernard Crowley and Mary Ankettell for arranging this archival programme for transmission. Many thanks to LTV's Dan Joe Kelleher, Carriganima for broadcasting all of the many programmes throughout the season. The repeat of this programme and the first new LTV1 programme will be transmitted on this Sunday beginning at 6.30 p.m.. At 5.00 p.m. LTV1 will feature the Sunday Special which this week includes coverage of the Corpus Christi Processions of 2010 in the Muskerry area. (Seán)

LTV2 Millstreet Back On Air

LTV2 Millstreet, our community-based, non-commercial local television channel is scheduled to be back on air tonight with a broadcast at 10.00 p.m..   The transmission tonight features a repeat of a programme from our archives and a further repeat of another archival programme will be broadcast at 10.00 p.m. on Thurday, 4th November.   Our first new programme of the season will be transmitted on Thursday, 11th November at 10.00 p.m..   It is hoped that, in time, we may be in a position to feature our weekly transmissions on the internet giving an opportunity to all our loyal website followers to experience LTV2 Millstreet on a regular basis.    (Seán Radley for www.millstreet.ie and LTV2 Millstreet)

Drishane Region Project Ltd. A.G.M. 2010 & Hugely Important FÁS Input

Pictured in the Canon O'Donovan Centre tonight at the Annual General Meeting of Drishane Region Project Ltd. supported by FÁS - Seated (from left): Sharon Lane (Acting Secretary & G.A.A.), Gordon O'Keeffe (Chairman & Tidy Town Association), Pat Breen (Treasurer & Millstreet Pitch & Putt). Back row (from left): Gerry McGrath (FÁS Senior Development Officer), Denis Hickey (FÁS Supervisor, Millstreet), Cllr. Noel Buckley (Millstreet Community Council), Jerry Lehane (Millstreet Town Park Committee) and Sheila Murphy (representing Mary Feeley, Canon O'Donovan Centre Projects). Behind the camera - Seán Radley (Millstreet Museum/Tourist Information Centre).

Parade of Retiring Riders at Green Glens Equestrian Event

The Sunday Parade as well as the Prize Giving at the annual Owners Pony & Young Riders Charity Show is always so very colourful and is hugely popular with the audience.    As I walked down to be in time at Green Glens I noted a “deer” in the grounds of Millstreet Community School!   Not a real live deer but rather a superb sculpture apparently recently been placed on the grass setting at the entrance of the school.   Arriving at Green Glens I was just in time to [read more …] “Parade of Retiring Riders at Green Glens Equestrian Event”

The Owners Pony and Young Riders Charity Show 2010 at Green Glens

One of the many colourful scenes at this year's Owners Pony and Young Riders Charity Show. This image was taken at Green Glens on Saturday, 23rd October 2010. (Seán)

A Good Hat Day!

Pictured at the 25th Anniversary of Millstreet / Pommerit-le-Vicomte Twinning Association on 18th September 2010 at Liscahane where a tree was planted and a plaque unveiled - wearing distinctive hats on the occasion (on left) Bernard, an Artist from Pommerit-le-Vicomte and Brendan Murphy of LTV2 Millstreet (Seán)

Julie Thomas from New Zealand Tracing Millstreet Roots & Denis’s Successful Research

Julie Thomas from Wellington, New Zealand has been in Millstreet for the past few days completing research for her book "Seven-eighths Irish". Julie is a great, great, great Grand-daughter of Andrew Dennehy of Millstreet. (Seán)

It’s quite amazing how we’ve have had two people from New Zealand tracing Millstreet roots over the past few days – Fr. Bernard Dennehy on Tuesday and now Julie on Thursday.   Incidentally, our very good Friend,  Denis Murphy of Cahirdowney, Millstreet,  successfully carried out research as to

[read more …] “Julie Thomas from New Zealand Tracing Millstreet Roots & Denis’s Successful Research”

Fr. Bernard Dennehy of New Zealand Visits Millstreet

Denis Murphy of Cahirdowney, Millstreet accords a royal welcome to Fr. Bernard Dennehy from New Zealand whose grandfather, Michael, came from Cahirdowney and emigrated to New Zealand c. 1880. Fr. Bernard visited Millstreet for the very first time today and met many local people who made him feel so very much at home. He attended Fr. J. Fitzgerald's 10.00 a.m. Mass on Tuesday, 19th Oct. 2010 and we arranged to give him a tour of the area. We ended the day at Tullig House where he was so thrilled to meet Mary Cashman with sons Donal and Michael. Fr. Bernard had known the late Fr. Michael Cashman of Tullig House who devoted his priestly life to the people of New Zealand. (Seán)

Read more information on Fr. Bernard’s Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Parish, located in Glen Eden, Aukland, New Zealand.

National Dairy Show Success

Reporting for LTV2 from the very successful National Dairy Show at Green Glens on Saturday, 16th October 2010 with the award-winning Barrett Family from Cork City whose cows won both the Best Holstein cow and best Jersey cow and earned high praise from American Judge Charlie Will at this year's Show. LTV2's Seán Murphy filmed the prestigious event while LTV2's Jerry O'Riordan took the still photograph. (Seán)

[read more …] “National Dairy Show Success”

Peter O’Regan Delights Millstreet Gramophone Circle With His Selection

Peter O'Regan of Lissarda, Macroom featured true musical gems in his superb presentation at the Millstreet Gramophone Circle's meeting held in the Canon O'Donovan Centre, Clara Road on Friday, 15th Oct. 2010. Peter's first cousin was the late Denis O'Regan and his granduncle was the late Andrew O'Regan both of whom have been associated with the renowned O'Regan's Mills of Millstreet. Pictured from left: Eileen Hackett, Gretta O'Regan, Peter O'Regan and Mary McSweeney (all from the general Macroom/Muskerry area). Donal Cowman was the splendid musical technician while Maurice Linehan delivered a very fine vote of appreciation and thanks to Peter. (Seán)

Senator Dan Boyle Opens Millstreet Art & Poetry Event

Kathy O’Connor of Le Chéile Millstreet welcomes Senator Dan Boyle who had just arrived at O’Driscoll’s Shop, The Square, Millstreet where he officially opened the Art Exhibition and Poetry Reading event on Thursday, 14th Oct. 2010.  (Seán)

There was a wonderfully enthusiastic gathering of people present for Thursday’s official launching of “Silent Voices” (a collection of poems written by asylum seekers living in Drishane) and “Speaking Faces” (Paintings by Kordula Packard – based in Sherkin Island).   It took place at the premises of O’Driscoll Travel in the Square, Millstreet.   Among the speakers were [read more …] “Senator Dan Boyle Opens Millstreet Art & Poetry Event”

Identifying Garden Birds – Information Night at IRD Duhallow, Newmarket

IRD Duhallow are hosting an Information Night on “Identifying Garden Birds” the information night will take place on Tuesday the 19th Oct 2010 at 7.30pm in the James O’Keeffe Institute, Newmarket, Co Cork. All are welcome and Admission is free of charge. For further information please contact Katie Crowley on 029 60633

Sam’s Tour Continues – Visiting Millstreet on Tuesday

A wonderful welcome for Sam Maguire Cup at Coleman's Centra & Garage today. John Coleman and Con Hartnett who are holding the Cup with Jerry O'Sullivan (Cork Selector) played in the 1973 victorious Cork All-Ireland winning Football team. Pictured from left: Paul O'Flynn, Fr. John Fitzgerald P.P., Tom Meaney, Con, John, Jerry, Donncha O'Connor and Fr. Paddy O'Byrne. (Seán)

Sam’s Tour continued today (Tuesday) with Donncha O’Connor (Ballydesmond) and Paul O’Flynn (Ballyclough) starting off in Meelin this morning.   Arriving in Millstreet just after midday it was firstly to Presentation N.S. for a very colourful and enthusiastic reception.    Superbly colourful welcomes were accorded in various settings.   It was then on to [read more …] “Sam’s Tour Continues – Visiting Millstreet on Tuesday”

Margaret’s Wonderful 100th Birthday

Margaret Radley (nee Linehan) celebrated with her many relatives and friends her 100th Birthday on Tuesday, 21st September 2010 at Kingston-upon-Thames near London. Margaret, a native of Ballinamona near Mitchelstown was married to the late Denis Radley of Millstreet and has lived in Chessington, Surrey for many years. Margaret still has her same wonderful Irish accent and is ever-cheerful with that truly superb laugh which uplifts all in her company. She is Aunt to local Millstreet people - Marie Carroll (nee Radley), Killarney; John, Tommy and Denis Radley, Dungarvan as well as Denis & Tadhg Murphy, Ballydaly. Niece, Breeda Condon of Mitchelstown presented President McAleese's cheque of almost two and a half thousand Euro to Margaret and read the President's wonderful letter sent especially to Margaret from Áras an Uachtaráin. Margaret's daughter, Johanna, presented the Queen's card to her Mum. Highlights of the historic occasion will be broadcast on LTV2 Millstreet. (Seán Radley for www.millstreet.ie)