Launch of Fr. James McSweeney’s New Book

Fr. James McSweeney pictured at the official Book Launch of his magnificent new book “A Year to Remember”  in Coláiste Choilm, Ballincollig with Family & Friends on Tuesday, 23rd Nov. 2010.    More images of the hugely successful event in a few days time. (Seán)

Also, Fr. James’ photo made the front page of yesterday’s Evening Echo newspaper. photo below: [read more …] “Launch of Fr. James McSweeney’s New Book”

Ray Ryan Honoured in Mallow

Journalist supreme and superb Correspondent in the "Irish Examiner" and "Evening Echo" Ray Ryan (seated 4th from left) was given a magnificent retirement reception at the Hibernian Hotel, Mallow on Sat. 20th Nov. 2010 by a very large group of colleagues from the world of newspapers, radio and television. Ray, in the presence of his wife, Maura and his son, Raymond, received a beautiful framed painting on an equestrian theme. Donal Hickey was M.C. for the occasion where some truly brilliant and witty speeches were delivered. Highlights of the evening will be seen on LTV2 Millstreet at a later point. (Seán)

Millstreet I.N.T.O. Function in Killarney

To mark his recent retirement from Primary Teaching a special Millstreet I.N.T.O. function was held in Randles Court Hotel, Killarney on Friday, 19th Nov. 2010 where Seán Radley was presented with the official I.N.T.O. framed certificate by I.N.T.O. Central Executive Council President Mr. Jim Higgins in the presence of I.N.T.O. Members, Regional I.N.T.O. Officials and Retired Teachers. (Pic.: John Tynan, Banteer)

IRD Duhallow Information Meeting at Wallis Arms Hotel

Helen O'Sullivan (with book) of IRD Duhallow was at the Wallis Arms Hotel, Millstreet on Wednesday, 17th Nov. 2010 where she gave a very interesting and most informative presentation to a representative audience from the overall Millstreet area on the regulations governing the availability of grants from IRD Duhallow funding. The audience (some of whom are pictured here) were able to explore a whole range of relevant questions following Helen's very useful talk to which concrete answers were given. (Seán)

Millstreet’s Aileen Hickie on TV3’s “Midday”

Aileen Hickie, daughter of Andrew & Mary Hickie, The Square, Millstreet, wife of Matt Cooper of "The Last Word" (Today FM), and Barrister by trade - features on a very regular basis in the hugely popular TV3's "Midday" programme (broadcast weekdays from 11.50 a.m. to 12.50 p.m). On one of the panel discussions the very professional and consistently cheerful Aileen highly praised Millstreet's Tubrid Holy Well - Thank you for being such a wonderful Millstreet Ambassador in Dublin, Aileen. (Seán)

You can see her in the video of Monday’s ‘Midday’ programme on TV3.ie

Prayerful November Balloon Release at Millstreet Community School

A most impressive Balloon Release took place today, Tuesday 16th November at 12noon in Millstreet Community School bus park. It involved the release of about 300 black or white balloons filled with helium.  The idea of this event came from a group of Transition Years who wanted to find a different and memorable way to remember loved ones who had passed away.  Each Student and member of Staff was asked to write names of loved ones on a small piece of paper and these were inserted into the balloons.  All the balloons were collected in a net and a short prayer service with all the school participating with Fr. Paddy O’Byrne and co-ordinator, John Magee, School Chaplain as well as [read more …] “Prayerful November Balloon Release at Millstreet Community School”

Preparing Programme 168 for LTV2 Millstreet

Members of the LTV2 Millstreet team in Studio preparing Programme 168 - Mary, Brendan, Jerry, Eily and Seán M.. Seated are William (who is editing this week's programme which features an interview with Crystal Swing and with Jim O'Malley who walked from the source of the River Blackwater to Youghal) and Michael (on Sound). (Seán R. for LTV2 Millstreet)

Bazaar Success at GAA Community Hall

Organised by Millstreet Development Group the Grand Bazaar held at Millstreet GAA Community Hall on Sunday, 14th Nov. 2010 was a great success. Here we view Rita Buckley (on right) accepting the superb prize of a television kindly sponsored by McCarthy T.V. & Electrical of the Square, Millstreet from Áine of the Development Group. Sandra Buckley of Rathcoole won the prize which was accepted on her behalf by her mother, Rita.

November Remembrance Features for Holy Souls

Within St. Patrick’s Church, Millstreet a number of very impressive features of Remembrance for the Holy Souls have been put in place.   Many have visited the Remembrance Garden feature where all those who have died over the past year are especially remembered.   Fr. John Fitzgerald, P.P. and Sharon Lane, Parish Secretary,  remind us of the following:

MASSES OF REMEMBRANCE

We invite the families of all of those who have died during the past twelve months and whom we have remembered in our November Gardens in Cullen & Millstreet to a special Mass of Remembrance.  These will be in Cullen on Thursday 25th at 7.30 p.m. and Millstreet on Monday 29th at 7.30 p.m..    Here we share a
[read more …] “November Remembrance Features for Holy Souls”

Concertino Features on Excellent Television Documentary

Undoubtedly, you will recognise the wonderful Concertino who brought such superb colour, joy, humour and happiness to Millstreet during the very memorable European Juggling Convention 2006 (EJC2006) during that Summer of magnificent weather. Now, European television has made a truly excellent half-hour documentary on this most inspiring gentleman whose attitude to life he expressed on the card he is holding in his hand at Green Glens in 2006 – “Follow your heart and live your dreams!” .    You can now, for the next 25 days (only), view this most uplifting documentary and hear again that wonderfully happy laugh on http://arenan.yle.fi/video/1417950 – Happy viewing!   (Seán)

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).