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)

New Season for LTV2 Millstreet


The first new programme to be broadcast by LTV2 Millstreet will be transmitted on Thursday, 11th November 2010 at 10.00 p.m..   It will be preceded by the broadcast of two programmes from our archives on Thursday, 28th Oct. and on Thursday, 4th Nov. so that an opportunity is accorded to all who wish to make any necessary adjustments so as to receive the optimum reception.   Broadcast Co-ordinator, Dan Joe Kelleher indicates that [read more …] “New Season for LTV2 Millstreet”

Drishane Mass on the eve of the Feast Day of St. Therese of Lisieux

Celebration of Mass at Drishane Church on 30th Sept. 2010

On Sept. 30th 1897 St. Therese of Lisieux died at the age of 24.   She had become known worldwide as “The Little Flower”.   Last year Mass was celebrated on that date in Drishane Church and likewise this year of 2010.   The Celebrant tonight (30th Sept. 2010) was Fr. John Fitzgerald, P.P., Millstreet.   Exquisite music and [read more …] “Drishane Mass on the eve of the Feast Day of St. Therese of Lisieux”

Kerry Life Education Mobile Unit in Cullen

Mobile Unit at Cullen Church Car Park
Kerry Life Education Mobile Unit in Cullen today (30th Sept. 2010)

Children from Cullen and Carriganima National Schools attended the Kerry Life Education Mobile Unit within which a wonderfully educational presentation superbly co-ordinated by Séamus Whitty took place in the Car Park of Cullen [read more …] “Kerry Life Education Mobile Unit in Cullen”

Contract Signed for New Cullen N.S.

The official signing of the contract for the new Cullen N.S. took place this evening (29th Sept. 2010) at the present National School. Seated from left: Hannah Kelleher (Principal), Gerard O'Keeffe (Chairperson, B.O.M.), Cormac Smith, Contractor ( MMD Construction, Cork Ltd.) and Joe O'Sullivan, Architect (Joe O'Sullivan Architectural Design Planning). Back row (from left): Finbar Murphy, Sinéad Murphy, Maria O'Sullivan and John Linehan. (Seán Radley for www.millstreet.ie)

Harvest Mass in Cullen

On Saturday, 25th September 2010 a very special Harvest Mass was celebrated in Cullen Church. It also marked the final Saturday evening Mass in Cullen because of the new Mass time schedule coming into effect this weekend in Millstreet Parish. Here we see some of the very talented musicians from Cullen N.S. who enhanced the overall ceremony in a superb manner. Refreshments and music at Cullen Community Centre followed the Mass. The occasion was recorded by William Fitzgerald. (Seán)

Rathmore Fair & Family Day 2010

Rathmore Fair & Family Day took place on Sunday, 26th Sept. 2010. It was a very colourful, busy and cheerful occasion with lots of music, buying and selling, a fancy dress parade and much more. We thank Michael O’Mahony of Rathmore for alerting us to the event which has also been recorded briefly by LTV2 Millstreet. (Seán)

Rathmore Fair & Family Day took place on Sunday, 26th Sept. 2010.  It was a very colourful, busy and cheerful occasion with lots of music, buying and selling, a fancy dress parade and much more.  We thank Michael O’Mahony of Rathmore for alerting us to the event which has also been recorded briefly by LTV2 Millstreet.   (Seán)

Dromtariffe Active Retirement Members on Walk to Boeing

Marking National Heart Foundation Day on today, Sunday 26th Sept. 2010, members of the Dromtariffe Active Retirement Association participated in a very pleasant and healthy walk to the Boeing by the River Blackwater near Millstreet. With Ita Fitzgerald on camera we arranged to record a little feature for LTV2 Millstreet. Our thanks to Joe O'Connell for alerting us to the special event. (Seán)

Twinning Associations Mark 25th Anniversary

Yannick Perrot unveils the special plaque at Millstreet's Carnegie Hall on Friday, 24th September 2010 marking the 25th anniversary of the Twinning between Pommerit-le-Vicomte in Birttany and Millstreet. Also included is Anne Keane (Chairperson, Millstreet Twinning Association) and Thierry Raffan of Brittany who acted as Interpreter. The plaque reads as follows: "25th Anniversary - Giorraíonn beirt bóthar (Company shortens the road) - 24th Sept. 2010." The historic occasion was also recorded by LTV2 Millstreet. (Seán)

Civic Reception Accorded in Derry

The second half of our Cork Group who were accorded the greatly appreciated Civic Reception at Derry's Guild Hall on Thursday, 16th Sept. 2010. Mayor Colm Eastwood (at 27 - one of Europe's youngest Mayors) and Mr. John Hume could not have been more welcoming and even presented a Derry tie to all gentlemen present and a beautiful pen to all the ladies. Lots more coverage of the overall Northern Ireland visit to follow next week. (Seán)

Derry warmly welcomes Cork Group

A Civic Reception in the historic Guild Hall, Derry City from Mayor Colm Eastwood and Nobel Prizewinner, John Hume for the Cork group who travelled last week on a superb five-day tour of Northern Ireland with Kealy's Coaches, Cullen. Here we see half of our group enjoying the wonderful Derry welcome. We recorded the entire trip on digital images and by LTV2. Next week we shall upload a full feature on this quite amazing visit. (Seán)

Welcome to our Friends from Pommerit-le-Vicomte

Our twelve Friends from our Twin Town, Pommerit-le-Vicomte in Brittany pictured at Macroom Road, Millstreet on Saturday, 18th Sept. 2010 following the tree planting ceremony and the unveiling of a special plaque marking 25 years of twinning between our two communities. (Seán)

Breaking News! – Cork’s 2010 Official Song Chosen – “A Rebel’s Cry”

We are delighted to share the wonderful news,  just phoned in by Seán Moylan,  that his Band’s superb Cork supporting song “A Rebel’s Cry” has just won the competition making it now Cork’s Official Song for the 2010 Season – perfect timing for Sunday’s All Ireland Football Final in Croke Park – Cork v. Down.    Sincere congratulations to Seán & all the splendidly enthusiastic members of “Loose Connection”.   One can listen to the song and view the video on:   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fHszrnhKhtk .   Undoubtedly the excellent song will be played on many radio stations and television channels during the coming week….and, who knows, perhaps an appearance on “Up for the Match” might well become reality.   What a mighty achievement for the superbly talented song writers, musicians and musical arrangers!   Every success to All the members of “Loose Connection” –  Cian Daly, Denis Meade, Neil Moylan, Mick Tobin and Seán Moylan.     (Seán Radley for www.millstreet.ie )
[read more …] “Breaking News! – Cork’s 2010 Official Song Chosen – “A Rebel’s Cry””

“A Rebel’s Cry” song by “Loose Connection” proving very popular

Almost 2,000 hits already on YouTube for the superbly talented Duhallow based “Loose Connection” Band who have just released a truly fantastic song entitled “A Rebel’s Cry” in honour of Cork’s All-Ireland Football Championship Match with Down at Croke Park on Sunday, 19th September 2010.    This is a splendidly lively and hugely appropriate song with Seán Moylan as main vocalist.   It is performed with mighty enthusiasm by the very popular Band.       Judge for yourself as you can now view the excellent video and hear the brilliant song. Now available on YouTube on  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fHszrnhKhtkA Rebel’s Cry” is written by Seán Moylan, produced by Neil Moylan at EQUINOX STUDIOS and performed by “Loose Connection”.   Members of the Band: Cian Daly, Denis Meade, Neil Moylan, Mick Tobin and Seán Moylan.     (Seán)

Niamh Kavanagh very much at home in Millstreet

Niamh Kavanagh, Eurovision Winner Supreme at Millstreet in 1993 is very impressed by John Tarrant's headline in this week's "Corkman" newspaper which indicates that Niamh's return to Millstreet was to participate in an Australian directed major television documentary entitled "The Secret History of the Eurovision Song Contest" - scheduled to be broadcast before Eurovision 2011. Niamh is pictured at Green Glens Arena, Millstreet on Friday afternoon, 10th September following a very comprehensive interview by Director, Stephen Oliver of the Australian Film Crew. (Seán)

Niamh Kavanagh & Television Crew Visit Presentation N.S., Millstreet

Eurovision 1993 Winner Supreme, Niamh Kavanagh and the Australian Television Crew are accorded a royal and true Irish welcome at Presentation N.S., Millstreet on Friday, 10th September 2010. (Seán)

Australian Television Crew & Niamh in Millstreet

Stephen (Director), Ashley (Sound), Jim (Camera) - The highly presigious Australian Television Crew presently in Millstreet filming important footage for a major Documentary on Eurovision. The renowned Niamh Kavanagh is also in Millstreet to participate in this hugely significant event. (Seán)

A Reunion of Minor Row Friends

A wonderful reunion in Church Street, Millstreet today when (second from left) Eamonn McSweeney (Cork) met with Ron O'Connor (Australia) together with his brother Joe (Millstreet) and sister Margaret (Millstreet). All four (including yours truly behind the camera!) are all natives of Minor Row, Millstreet where we all grew up in the 1950s,1960s and 1970s. Note the exquisite view of Clara Mountain in the background. (Seán)

Sports Ability Day at Banteer

IRD Duhallow in conjunction with Cork Sports Partnership will hold a Sports Ability Day on Saturday 25th September from 10am – 12pm in Banteer Community Centre.  The Sports Ability Day aims to promote Sport & Physical Activity to people with a disability in Duhallow.  On the day IRD Duhallow in conjunction with Cork Sports Partnership will demonstrate the sports available to people with any type of disability.  This event will provide people with the opportunity to try out a wide variety of sports and physical activities.  The Sports Ability Day will be open to everyone including people with a disability, coaches, special needs assistants, parents, youth club leaders, carers, facility managers and anyone with an interest in promoting sport and physical activity for people with a disability.  From this Sports Ability Day, it is hoped to demonstrate that there is a sport out there for everyone to participate in and we would hope to set up some new clubs and make existing clubs within the Duhallow area more inclusive.

“A Rebel’s Cry” – Cork All-Ireland Song by “Loose Connection”

The superby talented Duhallow based “Loose Connection” Band have just released a truly fantastic song entitled “A Rebel’s Cry” in honour of Cork’s All-Ireland Football Championship Match with Down at Croke Park on Sunday, 19th September 2010.    This is a splendidly lively and hugely appropriate song with Seán Moylan as main vocalist.   It is performed with mighty enthusiasm by the very popular Band.    Hopefully it could very well feature on RTE’s “Up for the Match”.   Judge for yourself as you can now view the excellent video and hear the brilliant song. Now available on YouTube on  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fHszrnhKhtk (Google YouTube Music and search for A Rebel’s Cry by Loose Connection.)   “A Rebel’s Cry” is written by Seán Moylan, produced by Neil Moylan at EQUINOX STUDIOS and performed by “Loose Connection”.   Members of the Band: Cian Daly, Denis Meade, Neil Moylan, Mick Tobin and Seán Moylan.  Having viewed the video and heard the song it’s surely a case of “Up Cork!” … and… “Every Success on 19th September”.   (Seán)

Noel Collins, Clara Road, Millstreet (a true Kerryman) is supporting Cork in this year's All-Ireland.