“Radio Treasures” on Cork Music Station 9:30 to 11pm this Tuesday

Tonight (Tues. 5th Nov. 2019) on “Radio Treasures” we remember the late Gay Byrne and we chat about the following:

The  winners at the Kinsale Literary Festival Words by Water which was held on Fri. 4th Oct. in Kinsale, Co. Cork.
Karen O’Connor formerly of Station Road, Millstreet was shortlisted and won an award for her poem “Buying Pineapple”. The poem was inspired by her daughter Holly`s imagination when she was a young child.
We thank Donie and Margaret Forde of Kinsale for the image and caption. Tap on the picture to enlarge. Karen is on extreme right. (S.R.)

All this and much more tonight  on Cork Music Station .   Also in tonight’s “Radio Treasures” we include musings, music and songs galore.  We remember our Faithful Departed.   And we chat about such a variety of topics as illustrated above – Tap on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.) Feel most welcome to make contact by logging into our “Seán Radley” Facebook chat page or by texting 086 825 0074 or use Whatsapp using ther same mobile number.  One may also email us on millstreetmuseum @eircom.net – Happy Listening!   Click here to tune into tonight’s Show.  (S.R.)

Superb Cheque Presentations at The Pub in Carriganima

Sincere congratulations to Jimmy Murphy and his totally dedicated Team on another supremely successful fundraising Run/Walk/Jog event at Carriganima some weeks ago.  On Saturday, 2nd Nov. 2019 at The Pub two most impressive cheques (€1,250.00 each) were presented to Representatives of Macroom & Millstreet Community Hospitals – in the presence of an enthusiastic audience, of Scottish Singer supreme – Johnny Bremner – and following Katie Taylor’s World Boxing Win.   Addressing the assembly of people we listened to Carriganima’s Newly Appointed Priest – Fr. Joe Rohan (a native of Midleton) who referred to his admiration for the great work for which Carriganima is famous.   Here we share the overall picture of both cheques being presented.  More images to follow later.  Tap on the picture to enlarge.  (S.R.)
[read more …] “Superb Cheque Presentations at The Pub in Carriganima”

“Where the Road Takes Me” at 7pm Sunday on C103

We thank Presenter, John Greene, for advance information re this Sunday evening’s programme.  (S.R.)

For well over half-a-century he’s been entertaining Cork audiences young and old.  The stage on Cork’s opera House became his second home.  

He was made a freeman of Cork City, and received an honorary MA Degree from UCC  for his contribution to Cork’s Cultural life. 

Most people don’t believe in fairytales, but he has good reason to, as he eventually got to marry Cinderella. 

On ‘Where the road takes me’ this week, John Greene goes to the Lough in Cork City to speak to Billa O’Connell. 

There’s songs and plenty of wit from the man who starred in many a Cork Opera House pantomime, and ‘Summer Revels’ which ran for two decades.  [read more …] ““Where the Road Takes Me” at 7pm Sunday on C103″

Most Impressive Fundraising Cheque Presented at “Cinnamon”

A hugely impressive cheque of €1,740.00 – the result of last Sunday Morning’s Fundraising Coffee Event at “Cinnamon” in West End, Millstreet was presented by the Staff to Officers of Millstreet Town Park Committee in aid of the Upcoming Development of the Children’s Playground in the Town Park. From left: Geraldine O’Sullivan (née O’Leary), Daria Baksalary, Elzbieta Szafran, Anna O’Shea and Denis Hickey. Tap on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)

[read more …] “Most Impressive Fundraising Cheque Presented at “Cinnamon””

South Africa’s Magnificent Victory in Rugby World Cup Final Today

With the Irish Flag we note the South African Flag at Dooneen, Millstreet. Sincere congratulations to Hannelie O’Connor, Dooneen – originally from South Africa – on this morning’s magnificent victory in the Rugby World Cup Final – 32 points to 12 v. England. We also extend best wishes to Justin Black who also has South African connections. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)

A Very Happy Retirement to Wonderfully Popular Lily Cleary

We wish the wonderfully popular Lily Cleary every blessing and happiness in her retirement following 15 superbly dedicated years of service at the Wallis Arms Hotel Millstreet. Tap on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)
As Lily retires today (Friday, 1st Nov. 2019) Chef Supreme Kevin Fleming makes a floral presentation to Lily in advance of a Staff get together later.

Sincere Congratulations to Donagh Murphy on his Recent Graduation

Sincere congratulations to Donagh Murphy, Killarney Road, Millstreet who recently graduated as a Primary School Teacher from Mary Immaculate College of Education Limerick...Donagh is believed to be the second Male Student from Millstreet Community School to graduate from Mary Immaculate College. We wish Donagh every Happiness and Success throughout his Teaching Career. Tap on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)
One of Donagh Murphy’s wonderfully creative 2019 Halloween figureswaiting for a haircut (!) outside his Mum’s “Guys and Dolls” Hair Salon at Pound Hill, Millstreet.

Magnificent November Garden in Church – Preparing Feature

The truly magnificent Annual November Garden feature in St. Patrick’s Church, Millstreet paying tribute to the Holy Souls – by Sharon Lane and her dedicated Team is now in place and we shall have a special feature here on our website tomorrow.  (S.R.)

“Radio Treasures” on Cork Music Station 9:30 to 11pm this Tuesday

Tonight on “Radio Treasures” we feature Singer Joe Guerin and many more local Singers.  We remember the late Patrick O’Keeffe of Cullen and play one of his favourite Singers in tribute. And we chat about Autumn and Halloween 2019. All this and much more tonight including our chance meeting yesterday with Radio and T.V. Presenter Ivan Yates  on Cork Music Station .   Also in tonight’s “Radio Treasures” we include musings, music and songs galore.  We remember our Faithful Departed.   And we chat about such a variety of topics as illustrated below – Tap on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.) Feel most welcome to make contact by logging into our “Seán Radley” Facebook chat page or by texting 086 825 0074 or use Whatsapp using ther same mobile number.  One may also email us on millstreetmuseum @eircom.net – Happy Listening!   Click here to tune into tonight’s Show.  See further images below.  (S.R.)

Pony Show 2019 at Green Glens Blessed with Excellent Weather

The uplifting scene of the Young Pony Riders at the “Retiring” Ceremony in Green Glens Millstreet during the October Bank Holiday Weekend. Tap on the image to enlarge. (S.R.)

[read more …] “Pony Show 2019 at Green Glens Blessed with Excellent Weather”

Superbly Successful Fundraising Halloween Fancy Dress Party in “The Bush Bar” in aid of Rylane Boxing Club

Pictured at “The Bush Bar”, Millstreet the winners of the wonderfully successful Halloween Fancy Dress Party 2019 in aid of Rylane Boxing Club – members of which are also included in the photograph. Tap the image to enlarge. (S.R.)

[read more …] “Superbly Successful Fundraising Halloween Fancy Dress Party in “The Bush Bar” in aid of Rylane Boxing Club”

Professor Bernard O’Donoghue Conferred with Honorary Doctorate

At a special ceremony in Dublin’s College of Physicians Professor Bernard O’Donoghue of Oxford and Cullen was recently conferred with an Honorary Doctorate. We congratulate Dr. Bernard on this highly prestigious honour accorded to the Poet Supreme from the Barony of Duhallow. Also present from left – Pat McCarron of Bandon (who made the photo available to us), Heather O’Donoghue and Pádraig McCarron.

[read more …] “Professor Bernard O’Donoghue Conferred with Honorary Doctorate”

Wonderfully Successful Sunday Coffee Morning at Cinnamon in aid of Playground Development

We feature the first three images of the hugely successful Fundraising Coffee Morning held at “Cinnamon” in West End, Millstreet this Sunday, 27th Oct. 2019.  The focus of the Fundraiser – the upcoming development of Millstreet Town Park Children’s Playground.  Click on the pictures to enlarge.  (S.R.)
[read more …] “Wonderfully Successful Sunday Coffee Morning at Cinnamon in aid of Playground Development”

“Where the Road Takes Me” at 7 this Sunday Evening on C103

We thank C103 Presenter, John Greene for advance information re this evening’s programme at 7pm.  (S.R.)

Over the past few years,  John O’Leary became a popular and regular contributor to ‘Where the road takes me’.

Born in Carrigroe near Clonakilty in 1923, John spent  his early years in the Garda Siochana, patrolling the streets of Dublin. 

In past programmes, we heard his views on politicians from all parties who helped to form our State. 

In this week’s edition of the programme, John talks to John Greene about the many wonderful and colourful characters he encountered while patrolling the streets of our capital city. 

We hear tales of encounters with Brendan Behan, Christy Browne, Margaret Pearse sister of Padraig and Willie Pearse, and the Queen of Moore Street Ellen Comiskey.  [read more …] ““Where the Road Takes Me” at 7 this Sunday Evening on C103″

“Singalongers Supreme” Hold First Very Successful Get Together

At Millstreet Day Care Centre the very first get together of “Singalongers Supreme” was held on Wednesday, 23rd Oct. 2019 at 7:30pm organised by Helen, Patricia, Angela and Danny assisted also by Petra and Marie.   All agreed that it was a wonderful success.   All were delighted to be joined by outstanding singers Joe and Ciara Guerin and by musician Miriam O’Sullivan.   We were even joined by Andrias Guerin through facetime live from the UK rendering a great rendition of “James Connolly”.   Here we share some eleven images from the most enjoyable occasion where refreshments were also provided.  Tap on the pictures to enlarge.  (S.R.) [read more …] ““Singalongers Supreme” Hold First Very Successful Get Together”

Apartment for Rent at Main Street, Millstreet

Apartment for Rent.

Two bed apartment on Main Street,  Millstreet  to rent long term.  Located in the centre of town, this well maintained apartment is on the doorstep of all amenities. The apartment is in excellent condition and very spacious with a high level of insulation and was recently upgraded.  It will be vacant from November onwards  (approximately).

For more details contact: (086) 8728701

Presentation of Cheques at The Pub in Carriganima on Sat. 2nd Nov. 2019 at 9pm

Two most impressive cheques of €1,250.00 each will be presented to Macroom and Millstreet Community Hospitals at The Pub in Carriganima on Sat. 2nd Nov. 2019 at 9pm – the result of the very successful Walk/Run/Jog event which took place recently around the wonderfully scenic area of Carriganima.   Coordinator Jimmy Murphy and his superbly dedicated Team express sincere thanks for such uplifting support at this annual event.  Following the cheque presentations and refreshments it’s the one and only hugely popular Singer/Musician from Scotland – Johnny Bremner – who will be providing the excellent musical entertainment for the remainder of the night.  Click on the images below to enlarge.  (S.R.)

Carriganima Annual Walk 2019

This is a colourful Poster from 2015 when Johnny appeared at Carriganima  and on that occacion the very popular Johnny Bremner from Scotland was interviewed by presenter Tim Coughlan on c103 at 8.30 pm on Sunday 2nd August 2015 and  appeared at The Pub in Carriganima on Saturday,8th August 2015. We thank Seán Murphy for this information. Click on the Poster to enlarge.  And we welcome Johnny back to Carriganima on Sat. 2nd Nov. 2019.  (S.R.)

[read more …] “Presentation of Cheques at The Pub in Carriganima on Sat. 2nd Nov. 2019 at 9pm”

“Radio Treasures” on Cork Music Station 9:30 to 11pm this Tuesday

Tonight on “Radio Treasures” we feature the truly wonderful instrumental and vocal soundtrack of the 1951 universally popular film made in Co. Mayo – “The Quiet Man” and we get to hear the Country-and-Western Music of the famous Jimmy Rodgers “The Singing Brakeman”.  All this and much more tonight including our chance meeting yesterday with Radio and T.V. Presenter Ivan Yates  on Cork Music Station .   Also in tonight’s “Radio Treasures” we include musings, music and songs galore.  We remember our Faithful Departed.   And we chat about such a variety of topics as illustrated below – Tap on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.)

The wonderfully colourful Toddlers’ Halloween Party 2019 in Millstreet GAA Community Hall this Tuesday morning. Tap on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)

 Feel most welcome to make contact by logging into our “Seán Radley” Facebook chat page or by texting 086 825 0074 or use Whatsapp using ther same mobile number.  One may also email us on millstreetmuseum @eircom.net – Happy Listening!   Click here to tune into tonight’s Show.  See further images below.  (S.R.) [read more …] ““Radio Treasures” on Cork Music Station 9:30 to 11pm this Tuesday”

Conferring at UCC – Michael Howard of Kilcorney

Michael Howard, Kilcorney who was conferred with a degree of Master of Planning & Sustainable Development (MPlan) at UCC today (Monday 21st Oct. 2019). Pictured with girlfriend Aoife Murphy and parents Mary and Donie Howard.   Sincere congratulations to Michael.  Tap on the image to enlarge. (S.R.)

Sports People Supreme Participating in III ITFU Taekwondo Open World Championships in Sardinia

Over 30 Irish competitors will strike out from Ireland to Sardinia this week to complete in the III ITFU Taekwondo Open World Championships. Millstreet will be well represented with Connie Vaughan and Shannon Murphy;  Joshua O’Sullivan, Ballydaly;  Rachel Gaffney, Dooneen;  Michael Thornton, Drishanebeg;  Brother and Sister duo, Sadhb O’Connor & Emmet O’Connor, Millstreet;  Mother & Daughter duo Aoife & Carsíosa Foley, Rathcoole. It has been a tough training regime under Grand Master Don Dalton and fantastic Achievement for all of them to get this far. Go n-éirí an bóthar libh go léir. We thank Mary O’Sullivan for the picture and caption. Tap on the image to enlarge.  (S.R.)

“Where the Road Takes Me” on Bere Island C103 7pm Sunday

We thank Presenter, John Greene, for this week’s advance information on this Sunday evening’s programme.  (S.R.)

This week on Where the road takes me,  John Greene heads for Bere Island, just off the Castletownbere coast on the Beara Peninsula.

He meets up with five people on the island, each with their own story to tell, but one thing in common –  they are all involved with Bere Island Community Radio. 

The island is a partner in the EU Grassroots Wavelength project which aims to set up low power community stations in rural communities in Europe.

Broadcasting three hours per week, Bere Island is joined on the project by Romania, Portugal and Madeira.  [read more …] ““Where the Road Takes Me” on Bere Island C103 7pm Sunday”

“Radio Treasures” on Cork Music Station 9:30 to 11pm this Tuesday Featuring Interviews with Three Wonderful 2019 American Visitors

Tonight on “Radio Treasures” our 10pm Interview is with Patrick W. O’Leary who shares his wonderfully positive feelings at the end of his recent visit to Millstreet and beyond.   And together we meet with Patrick’s sister, Eileen Murphy (née O’Leary) of Louisville, Kentucky and James Wickham formerly of New York now residing in Minnesota, USA – all having a great chat at Cinnamon Restaurant.  All this and much more tonight on Cork Music Station .   Also in tonight’s “Radio Treasures” we include musings, music and songs galore.  We remember our Faithful Departed.   And we chat about such a variety of topics as illustrated below – Tap on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.)

From left: Patrick W. O’Leary (USA), Bishop William Crean, Fr. Winters and I at Rededication of Kilcorney Church. Patrick’s Interview will be broadcast at 10pm tonight.
American Visitors Eileen Murphy and James Wickham can be heard chatting following Patrick’s interview at 10pm tonight.
Twin brothers Paudie and John Healy celebrating their 60th Birthday in Killarney (full feature later).
Recent AGM of Drishane Region Project.
St. Patrick’s Day Parade of mid-1990s promoting local industry (from Millstreet Museum Pictorial Archive).
Angela Sheehan participating in the recent Rathmore Fashion Show in aid of the Friends of the Children of Chernobyl. (Full feature to follow later).

The O’Keeffe Family with Visitors at the hugely successful Model Toy Show held at the Family’s K&L Transport Centre venue.                                                                                                                                            Feel most welcome to make contact by logging into our “Seán Radley” Facebook chat page or by texting 086 825 0074 or use Whatsapp using mobile number.  One may also email us on millstreetmuseum @eircom.net – Happy Listening!  Click on the image to enlarge.  Click here to tune into tonight’s Show.  See lots more images below.  (S.R.) [read more …] ““Radio Treasures” on Cork Music Station 9:30 to 11pm this Tuesday Featuring Interviews with Three Wonderful 2019 American Visitors”

MCC Congratulates MTT on Recent Superb Success in TT National Awards

Millstreet Community Council congratulates Millstreet Tidy Towns Association on its truly superb success in the National Tidy Towns Competition 2019.  Joe Lawler on behalf of MCC extends very best wishes to all who have shown such inspiring dedication leading to increased marks and a further Bronze Medal (S.R.)

Members of Millstreet Tidy Towns Association attending the recent Award Event at the “Clara Inn”. Tap on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)
Prizewinners and MTT Committee Members at the recent TT Award Event in the “Clara Inn”.

“Where the Road Takes Me” at 7pm Today on C103

Thanks to John Green for advance information on this evening’s Programme.  (S.R.)

After two weeks looking into the future of Bandon town, we head North this week on Where the road takes me. 

John Greene visits Liscarroll to see how this village has changed and survived.

We meet a publican, farmer and poet, three people in fact rolled into one.

Inspired by the Yukon poet Robert Service, Philip Egan has found loads to inspire him into writing a number of poetry books, in a village steeped in history.

  [read more …] ““Where the Road Takes Me” at 7pm Today on C103″

“Radio Treasures” on Cork Music Station 9:30 to 11pm this Tuesday

Tonight on “Radio Treasures” our 10pm Interview is with Patrick W., Valerie and Bobby fromn USA.  All this and much more tonight on Cork Music Station .   Also in tonight’s “Radio Treasures” we include musings, music and songs galore.  We remember our Faithful Departed.   And we chat about such a variety of topics as illustrated below – Tap on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.)

Winners all at the Donal Guiney Memorial Annual Quiz at McCarthy’s Bar.
James Wickham and Eileen Murphy both bidding farewell to Millstreet as they set off for different parts of the USA.

Norma Buckley’s 3rd and 4th Class attending a superb session in Millstreet Library as part of Children’s Books Festival by Cork Co. Council Library Arts Service. The Workshop was conducted by by Writer, Graham Tugwell. We thank Librarian Grace for the information. (S.R.)
We thank Christy Lehane, Chairman, Kerry Friends of Motor Neuron for the poster.

[read more …] ““Radio Treasures” on Cork Music Station 9:30 to 11pm this Tuesday”

“Where the Road Takes Me” on C103 at 7pm this Sunday

We thank Presenter, John Greene for advance information regarding this week’s programme plus the recording of a future programme.  (S.R.)

This Sunday evening on Where the road takes me, John Greene continues and concludes a two part programme entitled – ‘The future for Bandon – What lies ahead’.

Having faced all the usual challenges that most towns have to deal with, Bandon was also lumped with floods, diversions and roadworks that never seem to end.

Approximately 40 million euro is now earmarked for Bandon, and on this week’s programme we meet people with a positive attitude, who believe that in four to five years time, the town will be one of the finest in the country.

We also hear from the Gardai, Irish Water, and Chief Executive of Cork County Council Tim Lucey.

Where the road takes me, goes to air at 7, this Sunday evening on C103.

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On Thursday evening October 17th next, a musical edition of Where the road takes me, will be recorded at Ray’s Bar, Emmet Row, in Bandon.

Musical contributions from………  Joe Mac (Dixies), Gina of the Champions,  Art Supple, Gerald o’Flynn, Liz Bryan and Danny o’Leary. [read more …] ““Where the Road Takes Me” on C103 at 7pm this Sunday”