We wish to express sincere thanks to Myra Sheehan who for the past three years has so magnificently achieved so much in her dedicated work in Millstreet Museum & Tourist Information Centre. In particular Myra’s superb scanning of thousands of photographs permitting us to share worldwide on a digital format an amazing pictorial database of Millstreet’s history – this is of such immense importance and we are so very grateful to Myra for her inspiring approach to such work. Myra has also been the wonderfully cheerful Assistant Curator who has greeted so many from all parts of the world and splendidly projected an excellent uplifting image of Millstreet in such a heartfelt and sincere manner. Míle buíochas, Myra and we wish you every blessing and success in the future. And Myra has helped to guide our new Assistant Curator – Mary Shine -into her new role. We extend a Royal Welcome to Mary and feel so fortunate that people of your wonderfully high calibre are part of our Team. Special thanks to Supervisor, Denis Hickey also for his ever helpful assistance.
Opening Hours of Millstreet Museum: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. Also at other times by appointment with Curator.
Our 10pm interview tonight on Cork Music Station will whet the appetite for next week’s full feature on Millstreet Vintage Club’s most successful Event in aid of Cork Simon Community – we chat with Chairman of MVC Donie Lucey. And also in tonight’s “Radio Treasures” we include musings, music and songs galore. We thank Eily Buckley for her much appreciated mention in her Regional Report of our weekly programme. And we chat about the many items illustrated below. Click on the images to enlarge. Feel most welcome to make contact by logging into our “Seán Radley” Facebook chat page or by texting 086 825 0074. One may also email us on millstreetmuseum @eircom.net – Happy Listening!
Millstreet takes the lead as Marian Players return for Rathmore panto – … The cast includes many familiar faces in addition to new talent from Rathmore, Gneeveguilla, Barraduff, Glenflesk, Millstreet, Ballydaly, Cullen, Rathcoole, Derinagree and Knocknagree. Millstreet’s Jayme Linehan plays the lead role. (the Corkman)
Patrick W. O’Leary of Louisville, Kentucky, U.S.A. has very kindly been supporting the annual Quiz in aid of the four Students from Millstreet Community School who travel as Helpers to Lourdes on an annual basis. Pictured below are three of the four Students on this year’s project with School Chaplain, John Magee who coordinates the inspiring programme – with the many attractive items which Patrick has sent to the School and which will be part of the important Draw on Quiz night in the Wallis Arms Hotel on Friday, 1st Feb. 2019 beginning at 8pm. MCS is very grateful for Patrick’s wonderful support. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)
The Annual General Meeting of Millstreet Town Park will take place on this Friday, 25th Jan. 2019 at 8.00p.m. in the Millstreet Day Care Centre. All are very welcome. The Meeting will be preceded by the celebration of Mass in St. Patrick’s Church, Millstreet at 7:30pm for all Deceased Members. We thank Denis for the notice. (S.R.)
We thank Presenter, John Greene for advance information on this Sunday evening’s programme. (S.R.)
This week on ‘Where the road takes me’, John Greene concludes a two part programme entitled – ‘The story and songs of Boney M’.
Original members and lead singers Liz Mitchell and Marcia Barrett speak about their rise to success with a group that sold almost 150 million records from 1976 onwards.
In programme two Marcia Barrett tells us how positivity and faith in God helped her overcome many setbacks, after being diagnosed with cancer in 1994.
We hear about the death of sole male member of the group Bobby Farrell, and the irony of where it occurred. [read more …] ““Where the Road Takes Me” on C103 This Sunday at 7pm”
A visit to the recent BTYS Exhibition at Dublin’s RDS was hugely inspiring and uplifting where the superb creativity of Ireland’s young people was truly in evidence. We meet and interview enthusiastic and dedicated Students from Millstreet Community School, from Bantry Community College as well as Students from Kanturk, Clare and many other areas. Below we share images from our visit during which we got wonderful support from Teachers Denise, Francis and Jennifer as well as from Fr. James McSweeney. And we get to meet Simon Meehan – overall winner of last year’s National Competition and who also was very successful at European level. We invite you to listen into “Radio Treasures” on Tues. 15th Jan. 2019 on Cork Music Station (www.corkmusicstation.com) at 10pm when we hear the inspirational description by the many Students of such fascinating projects. We even discover if music has an effect on blood pressure! Here we share some 22 images – a selection of the many pictures we recorded on our visit to the Exhibition last Thursday (10th Jan.). Our broadcast begins at 9:30pm on Tuesday but the BTYS feature begins at 10pm. Happy Listening! Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)
We thank Presenter, John Greene for advance information on this Sunday’s programme (13th Jan. 2019). (S.R.)
‘ Mary’s Boy Child’ – probably the most played song during the festive season. Although recorded in a hurry, it became a Christmas number one, and topped the UK charts for four weeks in 1978.
For Boney M, it would be one of many number one hit songs during their ten years together, resulting in almost 150 million record sales.
In a ‘Where the road takes me New Year special’, and in a two part programme, John Greene speaks to lead singers Liz Mitchell and Marcia Barrett, two of the original members of Boney M.
Having come from poor Jamaican backgrounds, both girls went on to become pop stars with a band, guided by German record producer Frank Farian. [read more …] ““Where the Road Takes Me” This Sunday at 7pm on C103″
Lots of variety tonight on “Radio Treasures” on Cork Music Station … At 10pm we repeat (by popular request) highlights of the New Year Celebrations at The Square, Millstreet. Our main focus tonight is of course recalling the life of Elvis Presley who would have been 84 years old today had he lived longer. We hear many of the most popular of the songs of Elvis. We share his birthday date with many local people…Elvis celebrated his 16th Birthday on the day I was born in 1951! David Bowie would have been 72 today. Dame Shirley Bassey (singer supreme) was born on this day in 1937 (82 today). Another famous person born on this day – Stephen Hawking in 1942. Feel welcome to contact the programme on Facebook. We shall have all our regular features and lots of musings. And we shall chat about the images below – the beginning of Cullen & District Special Needs Association Weigh-in Ten Week Programme launched on Mon. 7th Jan. 2019….and Rathmore Panto 2019 is announced! Happy Listening. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)
A very enjoyable occasion celebrating Oíche Nollag na mBan was held at the Wallis Arms Hotel on Sat. 5th Jan. 2019. Here we share some 26 images from the very popular annual event. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)
With the arrival of the Wise Men in the Crib as illustrated below in the very creative window of Tommy & Breda Sheehan (formerly the shop and home of the late Mary Cronin in Main Street, Millstreet) it truly marks the beginning of a New Year with the reopening this Sunday of the entire Town Park and the wonderfully mild weather for this time of year. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.) [read more …] “Feast of the Epiphany 2019”
We thank Presenter, John Greene for advance information regarding this evening’s C103 Programme. (S.R.)
By the age of thirteen he had won an amount of All-Ireland medals in Fleadh Cheoil competitions and was an accomplished musician in many instruments.
The London Independent described him as ‘The musical find of the nineties.’
This week on ‘Where the road takes me’, John Greene meets Seán Keane from Galway, a member of the famous musical Keane family and brother to Dolores.
In the programme we hear about……..
Growing up in a family where music meant everything. [read more …] “Seán Keane on “Where the Road Takes Me” on C103 This Sunday at 7pm”
During the Christmas 2018 festive period Millstreet welcomed many visitors and natives back to Sráid a’ Mhuilinn. Here we feature just a brief selction of those whom we met and who are loyal followers of the Millstreet website. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)
We thank the Happy Couple – Sinéad Murphy & Denny Twomey for permitting us to share some 18 images from the very many pictures recorded at their Wonderfully Happy Wedding Day which took place at St. Patrick’s Church, Millstreet with Reception afterwards in the Great Southern Hotel, Killarney on Sat. 15th Dec. 2018. Every Happiness, Health and Joy to Sinéad and Denny in the years ahead. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.) [read more …] “Wonderful Wedding with a Truly Magical Christmas Theme”
Our 10pm interview tonight on Cork Music Station is with those whom we met at the welcoming of 2019 at The Square, last night – 31st Dec. 2018. We hear the voices of Liam Coffey, Gillian McCarthy (nee Burke), Daniel & Hannah Dennehy as well as a wonderful musical selection from Millstreet Pipe Band. And we chat about today’s energetic Walk/Run around the Glebe – illustrated below. Happy 2019! Click on the images to enlarge. [read more …] ““Radio Treasures” Tonight from 9:30 to 11:00 with New Year Features”
Millstreet Parish Choir, Millstreet Pipe Band & All at St. Patrick’s Church maintain a wonderfully loyal tradition at Christmastime and on Welcoming the New Year. Here we share some 12 images illustrating these uplifting customs when we visit the Church on Christmas Eve and The Square on 31st Dec. 2018. A very Happy & Healthy 2019. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.) [read more …] “Loyal to Magnificent Millstreet Annual Traditions”
The ever popular Millstreet Church Calendar contains such very useful information. Great credit is due to those involved in the design of the annual publication. Quite a few people have asked about the location of the Autumnal Image chosen for this year’s Calendar. The picture was taken one morning as I left Mount Leader Estate at the intersection with the Road leading to Millstreet Industrial Estate. Clara Mountain is seen in the background and the very attractive roadside garden with a variety of autumnal colours which was developed many years ago by such dedicated people like the late Neily O’Leary and others – is to the foreground of the image. Below we feature the Calendars which are available in St. Patrick’s Church, Millstreet, in Ballydaly and Cullen Churches and the original image recorded in Autumn 2018. Click on the pictures to enlarge. (S.R.)
Stefan – son of Con & Louise Healy is renowned as a truly gifted Actor featuring in School Productions, Glen Theatre and further Theatrical Venues. In the prime time very popular television Christmas Special of “The Young Offenders” (on RTÉ and further Channels) Stefan is seen in many of the crowd scenes. Below we share two of those scenes. Stefan’s sense of timing is utterly inspiring in the various productions in which he has featured. We wish him every success in his studies and in many future theatrical projects.
[Watch the Young Offenders on the RTÉ Player]. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)
Minor Row native Tony Kelleher was also an extra in the Young Offenders Christmas Special. Some of ye might have recognised him in the hospital bed beside the lad’s sick mum:
Look at us in our Christmas Special!! Ya can all see it in December lads! pic.twitter.com/CI1MYembNO
— The Young Offenders (@YoungOffenders_) November 27, 2018
We thank Presenter, John Greene for advance information on this Sunday (30th Dec. 2018) evening’s very interesting programme. (S.R.)
It’s thirty years ago almost to the day when new broadcasting legislation forced the closure of all pirate radio stations in Ireland.
This Sunday evening on “Where the road takes me”, John Greene concludes a two part programme which marks the 30th anniversary of a significant milestone in Irish broadcasting history.
Programme two includes recordings from NCCR, the pirate station in North Cork, and excerpts from the final hour of WKLR in West Cork.
Although the closing night was an emotional night for all concerned, tragedy was also added to the mix in North Cork, when one presenter suffered coronary failure and died almost instantly. Former C103 engineer John Cahill and current C103 presenter Jimmy Reidy reflect on the occasion with sadness. [read more …] ““Where the Road Take Me” This Sunday at 7pm on C103″