Millstreet Community Awards 2012

Community Award Recipients, their Sponsors, Coordinating Committee and members of Millstreet Community Council at Award Ceremony in the Wallis Arms Hotel on Friday, 2nd March 2012. Recipients (seated in the front row): Mark Ellis, Patricia Guerin, Joanne O'Riordan, Coleman Culhane (for Millstreet Tidy Towns), Mary O'Sullivan, and Martina Sheehan (for Aubane Social Club). Lots more pictures to follow later. (S.R.)

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“Radio Treasures” on Cork Music Station 8 – 9 This Evening

From 8 to 9 p.m. this evening on Cork Music Station – the new online radio station established by Cullen’s William Fitzgerald and his son, John – I have the privilege of joining the team of DJs who dedicatedly broadcast the very best of Country-and-Western and Irish music on a nightly basis.   I’ve entitled my hour-long programme “Radio Treasures” where I shall be attempting to share some musical gems, local recordings intermixed with some chat and meeting a Studio Guest.   This first broadcast will include a song sung by John Walsh about the Titanic Survivor, Danny Buckley which we recorded in Boherbue on last Friday night at the official launch of Mike & Leo Fitzgerald’s superb DVD entitled “The Story of Titanic Survivor Danny Buckley 1890 – 1918”.   Lots of other items also which will hopefully make for an interesting radio experience.   Do have a listen to this live broadcast or even part of it if you have time to do so.   Simply log into and click on the Link  entitled Cork Music Station on the right (one needs to scroll down) of the homepage…and there you are in tune with – Happy listening!   (S.R.)

Inspiring Lenten Talk by Fr. Peter McVerry, S.J. at Millstreet C.S. on Monday

D.J. Golden as MC at the first of three Lenten Talks welcomes Fr. Peter McVerry to Millstreet Community School. Also included are four Students from the School. Fr. Peter delivered a most inspiring, uplifting and interesting lecture on the theme of Jesus, the Compassionate One. The second talk is on Monday, 5th March at 8 p.m. and will be given by Dr. Patricia Kieran, Dept. of Ed., Mary Immaculate College, Limerick on "Compassion, Faith and the Family". (S.R.)

Rathmore’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade 2012

Rathmore St Patrick’s Day Parade will take place on Sunday 11th march at 2.00pm led by Cullen Pipe Band.  It’s a great family day out with kids young people’s disco,  face painting, bouncing castle etc..
All floats welcome.  Last year was a great success.   Make this year even better.

For further details contact Michael at 087-9874911 or  <email>

Glowing Tributes Paid to Sheila McCarthy at Retirement Function

Following twenty years of superbly dedicated service at Millstreet Garda Station, Sheila McCarthy (seated centre) was accorded much richly deserved praise tonight (23/02/2012) at a very pleasant function in the Wallis Arms Hotel in the presence of her work colleagues and family members. Sheila was presented with a magnificent lamp and a beautiful floral bouquet. Every blessing and happiness to the very popular Sheila on her retirement. (S.R.) To view large image of this picture click on it and when smaller image shows click on that for the larger image.

Fr. Peter McVerry Kicks Off Lenten Talks in Millstreet

Fr Peter McVerry

Millstreet Parish have organised a series of three talks to mark the season of Lent. They will take place on Monday nights in Millstreet Community School library at 8pm, beginning on 27th February. The overall theme of the talks is ‘Compassion’ and they will be delivered by three highly regarded speakers, Fr. Peter McVerry SJ, Dr. Patricia Kieran, and Mr. Justin Kilcullen. Each talk will conclude with the chance to ask questions and some light refreshments.The first talk will take place on Monday 27th February. Fr. Peter McVerry SJ will speak about ‘Jesus the Compassionate One’.

Fr. McVerry grew up in Newry, Co. Down. In 1962, he entered the Jesuit Order and was ordained in 1975. He worked as a priest in the Inner City in Dublin from 1975 to 1980 and there he encountered some homeless children. He opened a hostel for homeless children in 1979 and this subsequently became his life-time work. He moved to Ballymun in 1980 and [read more …] “Fr. Peter McVerry Kicks Off Lenten Talks in Millstreet”

Internet & Email Training Course by IRD Duhallow

IRD Duhallow is currently organising an Internet and Email Training Course which will commence on the 1st of March and will run one night a week for seven weeks in the James O’ Keeffe Institute, Newmarket from 7p.m. to 9p.m. The module is designed to provide learners with the necessary skills and knowledge required to access a website, use a web browser, access web addresses, search engines, email, Internet Security, Social Networking etc. will also be covered. Only a very basic knowledge of computers is required from participants. The total course cost per participant is €30. If you are interested in participating or require further information please contact Mary McHugh on 029 60633. Please note that places on this course are limited.

Herlihy’s Centra Presents New Team Jerseys to Millstreet BNS

Pictured at Scoil Mhuire, Millstreet BNS - the recent presentation of new Team Jerseys to the School by Kevin Herlihy of Herlihy's Centra, West End, Millstreet (4th from left in back row). Also included is Frank O'Connor, Principal (1st from left, back row) and Niall Buckley of Millstreet G.A.A. (8th from left, back row) as well as members of the victorious U-16 Millstreet Team (students at Millstreet Community School). Scoil Mhuire pupils are wearing the splendid new jerseys. Grateful thanks and deep appreciation was expressed to Kevin Herlihy at the presentation of this very fine sports sponsorship gesture. (S.R .)

Cork Music Station – A Splendid New Internet Radio Station – Superb Music

Pictured with the renowned DJ and “Farmers Journal” journalist, Michael Commins – Cullen’s William Fitzgerald takes over the radio controls in the ultra-modern Midwest Radio Studio in Co. Mayo during the Summer of 2011. DJ William and son, John have just established a superb new Internet Radio Station. We very much encourage you to visit the website for the very best of Country-and-Western and Irish music (almost non-stop!). The website is and you may contact the station through its very own chatroom or by emailing <email>. Full details are on its website – We wish the brand new Internet Radio Station the very best of luck and every success. Happy Listening! (S.R.)

Loretta O’Connor in Semi-final of Prestigious Over-60s Competition

Superbly singing “The Green Glens of Antrim” on Monday in Mallow, Loretto O’Connor, Knocknagurrane, Cullen has succeeded in winning through to the Semi-Final of the highly prestigious Over-60s Competition

in Cork on 15th April 2012.   Renowned Organiser, Paddy O’Brien was very impressed with Loretta’s rendition of this wonderful song and recalled how with his Aubane roots, fondly remembered attending Cullen Feis as a young person.    Paddy began the Over-60s Competition in 1977 and some years ago was chosen as the Cork Person of the Year for having developed this hugely popular annual event to the very impressive level which it has now successfully reached.    Having won the North Cork Section of this year’s Competition Loretta is guaranteed the full support of Millstreet Parish as she participates in the Semi-Final in Cork on 15th April.    She was given a splendidly warm reception when she brought the winning cup to the Canon O’Donovan Centre this week.    Sincere Congratulations, Loretta and every success in the Semi-Final.  (S.R.)

Rathmore Pantomime Preparations 2012

Some of the superbly talented cast of "Cinderella" - Rathmore's Marian Players Silver Anniversary Pantomime - presently receiving brilliant reviews and capacity audiences. We shall shortly feature images from the actual production as viewed on Thursday, 2nd Feb. 2012 (S.R.)

Here we share a selection of images from the enormous amount of preparations necessary for such a very successful production.   We note the magnificent costumes.   We see the ultra-modern new lighting system and [read more …] “Rathmore Pantomime Preparations 2012”

Millstreet Credit Union AGM Held on Tuesday at Credit Union Centre

Pictured attending Tuesday night's AGM of Millstreet Credit Union held at the Credit Union Centre in The Square. Very comprehensive reports by various Committee Members were well received and an optimistic view on both the current position and looking towards the future was in evidence. (S.R.)

Margaret’s Excellent Presentation at Millstreet Gramophone Circle

Pictured at Millstreet Gramophone Circle's presentation on Friday, 20th January 2012...From left: Pat and Margaret McCarron, Bandon; Maurice Linehan, Margaret Moynihan (who presented such an enjoyable programme of wonderful music) and Donal Cowman who on every occasion acts as DJ supreme blending in a wide variety of harmonic sounds in such a professional manner. (S.R)

Presentation of Cheque for €8,300.00 to COPE at Dromtariffe

John Clifford of COPE Foundation accepts the very impressive cheque of €8,300.00 from Caitriona Buckley, Treasurer, Dromtariffe Parents and Friends of COPE. Also pictured are further dedicated volunteers who attended the presentation in Dromtariffe Hall on Thursday, 26th January 2012. (S.R.)

Over €4,000 Presented to MS Group Following New Year’s Day Boeing Swim

In excess of €4,000.00 was presented at the Bush Bar, West End, Millstreet to Sinead O'Rahilly representing the Cork North West Branch of MS by Michael Lucey representing the courageous Swimmers who participated in the Boeing New Year Swim 2012. Also present for MS Cork North West Branch were Maura and Donal Murphy, Newmarket. LTV2 Millstreet recorded the presentation. Sincere congratulations to everyone involved in this very successful and very important annual project. More pictures later. (S.R.)

Huge Attendance at Wallis Arms Hotel for IFA President, John Bryan

A very large attendance greeted IFA President, John Bryan, to Millstreet on Thursday night, 26th January where he superbly addressed the gathering outlining very important issues in the agricultural world. President John Bryan is pictured fourth from left with members of Duhallow IFA. LTV2 Millstreet was also present to record aspects of the significant occasion. (S.R.)

Gobnait Twomey’s Wonderful 90th Birthday Party

A wonderful gathering of family and friends celebrating at the home of Annmarie and Jerry O’Mahony, Clara, Millstreet on the splendidly uplifting occasion of the 90th birthday of Gobnait Twomey, Murphy’s Terrace on Friday, 20th January 2012. Gobnait is seated at centre wearing her birthday badge. More pictures to follow later. A very Happy Birthday, Gobnait - Sincere Friend of so many people. (S.R.)

Gramophone Circle Presentation Tonight

Just a reminder that the monthly Gramophone Circle get-together takes place tonight (Friday) at 8.15 p.m. in the Canon O’Donovan Centre, Clara Road.   The Presenter is Margaret Moynihan, Killarney Road, Millstreet.   All are very welcome to attend and to enjoy a selection of splendid musical choices played on disc.   (S.R.)

Excellent Spring Farm Machinery Show at Green Glens

An overall view of the very impressive range of farm machinery on display at the Spring Farm Machinery Show in Green Glens which continues until 10.00 p.m. today.

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Successful Spring Farm Machinery Show at Green Glens Continues Today

One of the most cheerful images we captured at Green Glens last evening at the hugely successful Spring Farm Machinery Show 2012. The identical twins with their favourite John Deere outfits were so wonderfully excited on seeing the amazing farm machinery on show. Here we were visiting the very impressive stand of inventor extraordinaire, William J. Leahy of Finnanefield, Kilcorney. We shall feature lots more pictures before the end of the day. A visit to this mighty Show is truly worthwhile and it continues from 12 noon until 10.00 p.m. this day, Thursday, 19th Jan. 2012. (S.R.)

LTV Sunday Special – Mass from Rathmore

LTV’s Dan Joe Kelleher recorded Mass in Rathmore last night marking the 25th Anniversary of the Rathmore Pantomime presented annually by the Marian Players.   That Mass is scheduled to be broadcast this Sunday evening at 5.30 on LTV.  This will not be available online but can be received live on Channel 48 UHF and on Channel 12 VHF (from our Mushera signal).  Dan Joe broadcasts Mass from various Muskerry and Duhallow locations on the Sunday Evening Specials.  (S.R.)