Meeting with author Tom Grainger (on right) at the Wallis Arms Hotel today. Tom’s excellent book “A War Baby – Rags to Riches” (See Tom’s splendid website www.tomgraingerbooks.com ) is now in its second edition and will soon be available at “Wordsworth” Bookshop, The Square, Millstreet. Tom has many wonderful connections [read more …] “Author Tom in Millstreet”
Eamonn O’Keeffe actually won the short course version of Gael Force West which didn’t include Croagh Patrick, but all the others [read more …] “Millstreet at “Gaelforce West 2010””
A reminder that the “Hot Country” music programme is transmitted on the Showcase Channel (Sky 201). Hugh O’Brien, Co-ordinator of this wonderfully popular Country and Western broadcast which includes lots of Irish inputs , indicates that the weekly one hour programme may be seen on Sundays (8-9pm), Mondays (8-9pm), Tuesdays (2-3pm) and Saturdays (2-3pm). (Seán Radley for www.millstreet.ie)
Drishane Drama Camp Concert was held on Friday, 30th July 2010. For the past two weeks a wonderful combination of international and local young people took part in the splendidly creative project. The Concert presented a most enjoyable mixture of song, dance and drama. There will be a full report with lots of pictures in next week’s “Corkman”. Great credit is due to all who helped to co-ordinate the magnificent presentation. Here we share the first of a number of images from this uplifting event at Drishane, Milllstreet. (Seán)
Renowned Cork footballer, Donncha O’Connor was at Millstreet Town Park this evening (29th July) to conduct a very comprehensive training session with Millstreet GAA Juvenile Club members – the Under-14s and the Under-16s. We were also introduced to the new addition to the local Juvenile Kit – the “Under Armour Skin” – clothing which keeps sportspeople cool in the Summer and warm in the Winter. Many thanks to Michael for alerting us to this Town Park happening. (Seán)
Lots more pics below [read more …] “Donncha Team Training at Town Park”
A very successful Vintage and Threshing Event organised by Cullen & District Special Needs Association was held in Cullen on Sunday, 25th July to coincide with the Feast of St. Laitiaran. One of the biggest attendances in recent years – and the number of participants also increased. We recorded for our website and for LTV2. We share just one of many pictures (more to follow in coming days) from this annual most enjoyable happening. (Seán)
The annual church gate collection in aid of the Irish Cancer Society takes place this coming weekend – 31st July/1st August 2010 – outside St. Patrick’s Church, Millstreet. Your kind support is very much appreciated. The official website for the Society is www.cancer.ie.
Following on Hannelie’s recent uplifting feature on Millstreet Town Park we are preparing a series of pictures illustrating the magnificent amenity it truly is and we also focus on the dedicated team who continually maintain and develop the superb gem we have in Millstreet Town. Here we focus on the excellent work of FÁS who on this very Monday morning added a further flower-bed feature further enhancing this hugely popular location. (Seán)
More photos below: [read more …] “Town Park Flower Power”
Blarney Vintage Club hosting “The Chris Pardoe Memorial Classic Vintage Car Run” stopped at Millstreet Country Park after a scenic driving route from “The Sunset Ridge”, Cork on Sunday18th July 2010.
Very Rev. Jack Fitzgerald, the newly appointed Parish Priest of Millstreet Parish celebrated his first Mass in the Parish Church, Millstreet at 10.00 a.m. today (Thursday). Fr. Jack, a native of Boherbue, had previously been the P.P. of Abbeydorney in North Kerry.
As promised on 15th July 2010 we now feature that very special c.1954 school photograph kindly provided by Joe Hickey (Killarney & Millstreet) and identified by Joe, Jerry Lehane and Tommy Burke – all of whom appear in the picture. The location is Millstreet Boys’ National School on Clara Road and the teacher is Mr. William (Bill) O’Keeffe. It’s likely that there are two classes included – possibly, 3rd and 4th Class. We are hoping that someone may identify the one person we have been unable to identify. (Seán Radley for www.millstreet.ie )
Note: a larger photo has been uploaded for a better view of the picture. Click on the photo below to see it:
Canon Declan O’Connor who had spent seven years in Millstreet parish – firstly, five years as Chaplain of Millstreet Community School in the 1980s – and the past two years as Parish Priest of Millstreet – takes up his new role as P.P. of Listowel on Wednesday, 21st July 2010. Canon Declan has been co-ordinating the hugely significant work relating to the restoration of St. Patrick’s Church, Millstreet and has, with the Restoration Committee, achieved phenomenal success with the important project. We wish Canon Declan every happiness in the years ahead and wish to express our sincere thanks for all that has been accomplished.
Heartfelt welcome to members of the Doody Family from Florida and New York who are on holidays in the Millstreet area at the moment and who have treasured Millstreet roots.
It was indeed a very special moment – one to be truly treasured – when Ron Gerrard met with Baby Jacob Nowak. It all happened this Saturday afternoon (17th July 2010) at the very welcoming home of the Nowak Family. A royal welcome was accorded to Ron and Tom (Grainger) when we visited the Nowak home at Killarney Road, Millstreet. We had not at all expected the delicious meal which was all ready to be served in the Polish manner. Joining Jacob was his Mum (Wiola), his Grannmother (Grazyna Nowak), his sister and neighbour, Thomas Duggan. Jacob’s Dad (Mariusz) had not returned home from work before we left. Ron made the very impressive presentation of €655.00 and a beautiful self-made timber lorry toy to Baby Jacob who found the lorry the most interesting of all! Ron and Tom had organised the splendid fund-raising event on Friday with the very kind permission of all at Supervalu, Millstreet. It was one of the most sincere occasions I have ever witnessed as this afternoon’s presentation between Ron and Baby Jacob took place. We feel hugely privileged to have been in such company. Here we share that very memorable occasion. (Seán Radley for www.millstreet.ie)
lots more photos below: [read more …] “Ron Meets Baby Jacob”
Tom Grainger’s friend Ron Gerrard from England is a gifted woodturning craftsman. Because of his own sight challenge, Ron was delighted on today (Friday) to set up a table of his exquisite art pieces at the inner entrance of O’Keeffe’s Supervalu, Millstreet with the kind permission of Manager, Joe Fitzgerald & Owner, Maurice O’Keeffe. The proceeds of the sale will be presented to the Baby Jacob Fund tomorrow evening. Here we share images of today’s fund-raising project.