Nora Herlihy Conference at Newmarket on 2nd December 2011

Nora Herlihy Conference

IRD Duhallow will host their annual conference in conjunction with the Duhallow Women’s Forum on Friday  2nd December, entitled “The Role of Rural Women in a Recession – A Conference in honour of Nora Herlihy – Credit Union Pioneer” Guest Speakers on the day include Orlaith Carmody former RTE Journalist and director of Mediatraining.ie, Nicole Byrne founder of 11890 Ltd. also we will be having representatives from the Credit Union Movement, UCC and IRD Duhallow. In addition and importantly at this event Jimmy Deenihan TD & Minister for Arts, Heritage and Gaeltacht Affairs will launch “The Origins, Ethos and Evolution of Co-operative Credit in Ireland – Celebrating the Centenary of the Birth of Nora Herlihy”

This conference will be held in the James O’Keeffe Institute, Newmarket from 11.00a.m. to 4.30p.m. For further information and to book your place, please contact Mary McHugh at 029-60633.

Excellent SelfBuild Show 2011 at Green Glens Continues Today

Clive Corry with members of his dedicated Staff at the highly successful SelfBuild Show in Green Glens on Saturday, 12th Nov. 2011. The Show continues today (Sunday) when similar very large crowds of visitors are expected to attend this wonderful annual event.

We share a selection of images from the hugely popular Show where we meet the organisers, the visitors, the exhibitors and the staff inside and outside the [read more …] “Excellent SelfBuild Show 2011 at Green Glens Continues Today”

Hugely Impressive Attendance for SelfBuild Show 2011 at Green Glens

Enormous crowds have been attending the hugely popular SelfBuild Show at Green Glens. This is just one of the capacity-filled car parks this afternoon (Sat. 12th Nov. 2011) giving a clear indication of the many people especially from all over Munster attending the excellent event. Great credit is due to Clive & Brian Corry with their very dedicated and forever helpful Staff from Northern Ireland. We shall have a full feature uploaded within the next twelve hours. And there is still a chance to attend because the Show does not end until tomorrow (Sunday) evening. It really is a golden opportunity to see so much and to get some very useful and creative ideas and hints at this annual occasion. (S.R.)

Preparing for the Centenary of Millstreet’s Carnegie Hall

Attending the first meeting (at the Wallis Arms Hotel) concerning the upcoming centenary of our Carnegie Hall in West End, Millstreet - members of Millstreet Community Council and Guests. If you have special memories regarding the Carnegie Hall we would very much appreciate it if you would share them with us here on our Comment Line or by emailing <email> - Many thanks. (S.R.)

Michael Commins Country & Western Show – A Superb Success

Some of the Co. Cork group who travelled to the beautiful Salthill Hotel, Galway for the Monday night (7th Nov. 2011) Michael Commins Concert which featured true Showband legends such as Big Tom McBride, John Glenn, Foster & Allen, Donncha Ó Dúlaing and many more including our good friends "Crystal Swing". William Fitzgerald and I recorded for LTV2 Millstreet and we arrived back in Millstreet close to dawn! We shall have a full feature on the mightly event later. (S.R.)

Special November Garden for the Holy Souls at Millstreet Church

A very special November Memorial Garden in place at St. Patrick's Church, Millstreet remembering all those who have gone to their Eternal Rest over the past year.

We thank Canon John Fitzgerald, P.P. and Parish Secretary,  Sharon Lane as well as others who have put this exquisite Memorial Garden in [read more …] “Special November Garden for the Holy Souls at Millstreet Church”

Michael Commins Monday Night Show in Galway – Further Details

The official poster illustrating the Annual Michael Commins Country & Western Shows taking place in the Salthill Hotel, Galway. Details of the Kealy's Bus timetable which will be travelling to the Monday Show are given below. (S.R.)

To give people an opportunity to attend this wonderful event a special bus has [read more …] “Michael Commins Monday Night Show in Galway – Further Details”

Michael Commins Country-and-Western Show in Galway on Monday Night

Michael Commins of MidWest Radio with singer AnnMarie O'Riordan of Rathcoole

Midwest Radio Presenter Supreme, Michael Commins (and Journalist par excellence in the “Farmers Journal”) has been presenting the Annual Michael Commins Country & Western Shows in Galway with phenomenal success.   And there is a wonderful opportunity to attend the Monday Show for fans of that ever popular musical genre.

There is a fabulous line-up again this year for the Monday night Show that includes Big Tom McBride, Foster & Allen, Crystal Swing, Matt Keane, John Glenn, Gene Stuart, Sam O’Doherty, P.J. Murrihy, Nan Tom, Matt Cunningham, Jacqui Sharkey, Bernadette Ruddy, Jason Travers, John Kelly, Gerry Walsh and Donncha O’Dúlaing (RTÉ).

A bus leaves Cullen at 4.00 p.m. on this Monday evening (7th November 2011) and arrives in the Square, Millstreet at 4.15 p.m..   Then onwards to the Salthill Hotel in Galway for this truly magnificent Musical Show.   Entry is €30.00 and for enquiries regarding the cost of the return bus journey please contact Kealy’s Coaches, Cullen on 087-799 4045.

LTV2 Millstreet will also be recording a number of interviews at this prestigious event.   For an absolutely amazing true Country & Western Musical experience with such a galaxy of very famous Stars this is an opportunity which rarely presents itself.   (S.R.)

Our Visit to Brittany 2011 – Part Five

As our Breton trip continues we arrive at a port town which happens to be one of the biggest seaweed exporter centres in Europe.

And so we have reached part five of our week long Breton trip in August/September.   We begin with the very picturesque setting where there was an ancient cross where one was encouraged to [read more …] “Our Visit to Brittany 2011 – Part Five”

Fancy Dress 2011 Feature – Part Two

"Westlife" (from Kiskeam) made a very special appearance at the Fancy Dress Event in the Wallis Arms Hotel on Friday night, 21st Oct. 2011!

And so we share the second and final part of our Fancy Dress feature where we meet the winners, the judges and the many superb participants who [read more …] “Fancy Dress 2011 Feature – Part Two”

Fancy Dress 2011 Feature – Part One of Two

Some of the truly superb costumes worn by wonderful participants who really entered into the spirit of this year's Fancy Dress Event.

We are delighted to share a selection of images from this year’s highly successful Fancy Dress Event at the Wallis Arms Hotel on Friday, 21st Oct. 2011.   In Part One we note the amazing variety of very colourful and [read more …] “Fancy Dress 2011 Feature – Part One of Two”

Local Presidential Campaign Link with Gneeveguilla

Michael O’Mahony of Rathmore reminds us that the wife of Presidential Candidate,  Seán Gallagher who has again shown a significant lead in most recent polls, Trish (nee O’Connor) has Gneeveguilla roots.   Trish’s grandmother Julia O’Leary came from the townland of Leame, Gneeveguilla while Trish’s grandfather, Dan O’Connor, came from the townland of Mausraur, Gneeveguilla.

Very Successful Fancy Dress Event in Wallis Arms Hotel on Friday

Some of the very many wonderfully creative and colourful costumes revealed at this year's Fancy Dress Event in the Wallis Arms Hotel on Friday, 21st October in aid of COPE and organised by Aubane Social Club together with the Wallis Arms Hotel. Lots more pictures will feature on our website over coming days. (S.R.)

Important Win for Superb Jockey Andrias Guerin of Rathduane

We thank Patricia Guerin for alerting us to this significant article (left ) in a prestigious Racing newspaper in England. Andrias is from Rathduane, Rathmore in the parish of Millstreet. (S.R.)

The photo (right) shows Caunay ridden by Andrias Guerin on the left of picture, overhauling Quelqu’un Comme Toi to win the [read more …] “Important Win for Superb Jockey Andrias Guerin of Rathduane”

Very Fine Pet Dog “Frodo” is Missing – Any Information Much Appreciated

Update: Frodo came running home in the early hours of Friday morning, bar being exhausted, thirsty and missing his collar he seems to be just fine and just as happy to be home.

Any assistance in helping to find Frodo would be greatly appreciated. He was last seen at the railway crossing at Dooneen.

New Season of Local Television Begins in November

LTV1 is back on air from Wednesday, 9th Nov. and LTV2 Millstreet from Thursday, 10th Nov.. Pictured here in The Pub, Carriganima at a recent LTV Meeting are members of the team - from left: Seán, Mary, Brendan, Eily, William, Dan Joe and Michael. Test transmissions will take place before the broadcast season begins. The channel will be available on UHF Channel 48 and 50. Also on VHF Channel 12. Some of the programmes will also be uploaded on the Millstreet website. The LTV2 Supporters Club will help to fund the voluntary, community-based local television service. (S.R.)

Gillian & Rajesh’s Wonderful Wedding at Millstreet Church on Friday

Pictured with their parents Gillian O'Sullivan & Rajesh Rajan were blessed with excellent weather when the family photographs were taken outside St. Patrick's Church, Millstreet on Friday, 14th Oct. 2011.

We sincerely thank the Bride & Groom for permitting us to share a selection of very colourful and happy images of their magnificent Wedding day.   The superb music in the Church was provided by [read more …] “Gillian & Rajesh’s Wonderful Wedding at Millstreet Church on Friday”

Annmarie’s Wonderfully Popular Concert Receives Great Reception at “The Gables” in Athea, Co. Limerick on Saturday, 15th Oct. 2011

Pictured with her superbly talented Band following the hugely popular Concert at "The Gables" in Athea, Co. Limerick on Saturday, 15th Oct. 2011, Annmarie O'Riordan, renowned singer whose unique style of Concert presentation tremendously impressed the capacity audience. A full feature will follow later. William Fitzgerald and I recorded for LTV2 the very memorable and enjoyable occasion. (S.R.)

Hugely Impressive Cheque Presented at the “Clara Inn”, Millstreet Following Very Worthy Fundraising Event

The Jerry O'Leary Tribute fundraising event in July 2011 realised an amazing €25,347.53. The hugely impressive cheque was presented in the "Clara Inn" on Friday, 14th Oct. 2011 to the Oncology Unit of CUH. We thank John Tarrant for sharing this special image with us (achieving so well to include the large number of participants) and we congratulate all those involved in such a very successful and praiseworthy project. (S.R.)

Golden Jubilee of Millstreet Bridge Club ~ 1961-2011

Members of Millstreet Bridge Club and Friends following the celebration of Mass on Thursday, 13th October 2011 by Canon John Fitzgerald, P.P. in St. Patrick's Church, Millstreet marking the 50th Anniversary of Millstreet Bridge Club. The Mass was followed by a grand reception in the Wallis Arms Hotel, Millstreet. Lots more pictures to follow over the next few days. (S.R.)

In Tribute to a True Gentleman – the late Paddy Mulcahy of Cork City

A special Tribute Stone has in September 2011 been put in place at Mushera marking the location where Paddy Mulcahy of Cork City – a superb teacher, splendid husband and father – sadly went to his Eternal Reward while participating with others in a walk on Mushera Mountain on Sunday, 13th September 2009.   Paddy’s beloved wife, Terry, wishes to express her heartfelt gratitude to the numerous people (many from the Millstreet area) who accorded much appreciated support and comfort not only on that very sad day but in the days and months that followed.   I had the privilege of having known Paddy in his work as a magnificent teacher in the world of special needs and thereafter as Principal Teacher.    A true gentleman of the very highest calibre, Paddy’s wonderfully cheerful approach to life tremendously uplifted the spirits of all who met him.   We thank Terry for sharing this photograph with us and we feel certain that when people will pass this beautiful panoramic setting – an area which Paddy so loved to visit – they will say a special prayer in memory.   Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam dílis.   (S.R.)

We thank our website colleague, Michael, for accessing a special relevant article we featured in [read more …] “In Tribute to a True Gentleman – the late Paddy Mulcahy of Cork City”

“Hot Country” Update

Tune into “Hot Country” presented by Pauline Simons this week, Monday and Sunday 8 – 9 pm Tuesday and Saturday 2 – 3 pm on Sky 201, Freesat 403 and Free View for the following great country music entertainers:  Mike Denver, Shaun Loughrey, C C.Cooper, The Outlaws, Matt Leavy, Paddy O’Brien, Robert Mizzell, Liam O’Connor, Maggie Young, The 3 Amigos, Conal Gallen, John Farry, Brendan Lee Band and Mick Flavin.    (We thank Hugh O’Brien for this comprehensive update.)

A Very Happy 90th Birthday Today to Mary Kelleher, Minor Row, Millstreet

Canon John Fitzgerald, P.P., congratulates Mary Kelleher of Minor Row, Millstreet (formerly from Kilmeedy, Millstreet) on the celebration today of her 90th Birthday. Also included is Mary's daughter, Rose McAuliffe of Banteer.

There was a wonderfully warm round of applause from the congregation at Mass in St. Patrick’s Church, Millstreet this Thursday morning when Canon John extended a royal welcome to Mary on this, her 90th Birthday.   With Mary were her daughters Rose and Geraldine and  [read more …] “A Very Happy 90th Birthday Today to Mary Kelleher, Minor Row, Millstreet”