For those fortunate enough to be able to receive an acceptable reception of Millstreet Church Television one may tune into the live transmission of Mass when it’s being celebrated. For those who wish to know how to tune in: The signal is broadcast on UHF Channel 53 which is an analogue channel. Most modern televisions broadcast a digital signal but many still have an analogue facility which can be tuned in to UHF Channel 53 only when the signal is operating during a Service in the Church. The signal also depends on the aerial facing in the direction of the Church. This can then be saved. If one wished to acquire this service on their television the wisest approach is to contact a Professional Television Technician who can determine if your television can in fact received the signal. Location and distance from the Church is also a determining factor. The next feature will describe how you may receive Mass transmissions through the Internet. (S.R.)
Due to Coronavirus COVID-19 and the precautions which need to be taken Millstreet GAA Community Hall is closed for all activities until further notice. We thank Sharon Lane for this notice. (S.R.)
Joe O’Leary (pictured 4th from left in back row) – one of the Organisers of the Centenary Commemoration Event for An tAthair Peadar Ó Laoghaire – has been in touch with us indicating that due to Coronavirus COVID-19 the important event has been deferred until a future time. (S.R.)
We have heard from Rosario Buckley who is Alan Finn’s Official Publicist. Rosario officially confirmed the fact that the Shandrum Céilí Band‘s appearance on the “Late Late Show” is deferred to a later date due to Coronavirus COVID-19.
An important update regarding the original post below:
Due to the Taoiseach’s Announcement today there will be no live acts on this Friday’s “Late Late Show”. The Shandrum Céilí Band’s appearance has been deferred to a later date.
Thus the following original feature regarding the “Late Late Show” appearance of the Band does not apply now: The Shandrum Céilí Band are due to feature on this Friday night’s “Late Late Show”(13th March 2020) on RTÉ 1. They were due to be part of the Show originally scheduled to have been broadcast from Limerick but have been invited to Dublin now that the Show from Limerick has been cancelled due to Covid-19 Coronavirus. Also the Fundraising Concert that they were due to play at in Kiskeam this Sunday night (15th March) at 7pm for the Kiskeam Playground Development has been cancelled and will be re-scheduled for a later date. In light of the recent public health threat, it is with great regret that we have decided to postpone our Fundraising Concert. All tickets sold will be honoured for the rescheduled date. Any queries contact ticket sellers. We thank Anne Goggin for this important notice. (S.R.)
The death has occurred of Neily O’Leary, Toorbona, Rathmore, Co. Kerry.
Neily O’Leary, Toorbona, Rathmore and Holland passed away, peacefully, on March 11th 2020, after a short illness in CUH. Predeceased by his father Ger, mother Han and brother Connie. Deeply regretted by his loving family, PatJoe, Donie, Jackie, Derry, Kathleen, Joanie, Martin, Breda and Teresa.
May He Rest in Peace
Reposing in Tarrant’s Funeral Home, Millstreet, on Friday evening from 6pm to 8pm, followed by removal to St Patrick’s Church, Millstreet. Requiem Mass on Saturday at 10am, followed by cremation at The Island Crematorium, Ringsskiddy. No flowers, please.
Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam dílis. [rip] [read more …] “Death Notice: Neily O’Leary, Toorbona, Rathmore”
Paddy O’Brien (pictured at back centre) gave a superb presentation as Gaeilge (in the Irish language) to the 5th Class Pupils of Presentation N.S., Millstreet at the recent Seachtain na Gaeilge (Irish Language Week) in Millstreet Library. We thank Teacher Mairéad and Librarian Nora for the images. Tap on the pictures to enlarge. (S.R.)
Due to Coronavirus (COVID-19) Millstreet Gramophone Circle Presentations are cancelled until a future date. (S.R.)
Due to Covid-19 Coronavirus the Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parades are cancelled in Rathmore, Millstreet and Carriganima where in The Pub this Sunday night from 8 to 10 the ever-popular singer from Co. Wexford – Michelle Murphy will be performing a range of superb songs. Michelle had been appointed the Grand Marshal of the Carriganima 2020 Parade. (S.R.)
While we resume our usual “Radio Treasures” next Tuesday, 17th March 2020 at 9:30 pm – tonight (10th March) from 9.30 to 11.00 we invite you to 90 minutes of a superb selection of songs and music to which one can relax. Log in on Cork Music Station on your phone, laptop or on internet radio. Happy Listening! (S.R.)
The next transmission of “Radio Treasures” on Cork Music Station will be on Tuesday, 17th March 2020 from 9:30 to 11:00 pm. There will not be a broadcast of the programme on Tuesday, 10th March. (S.R.)
A Cheque Presentation in The Pub Carriganima to Margaret Garvey from Parkinson’s Support Group from a successful fundraising night held in The Pub in November 2019. Entertainment by Tim Joe and Ann, story telling by Connie O’Riordan. Thanks for all the support. (We thank Seán Murphy and Sheila Lane for the feature and for the images below….S.R.)
We thank Presenter, John Greene for the advance information on this Sunday (8th March 2020) evening’s programme on C103 at 7. (S.R.)
On this week’s edition of Where the road takes me’, John Greene concludes the two part programme which pays tribute to Terry McCarthy, the former Dixies lead singer who died suddenly last year.
Family, friends and fellow singers will again remember tales of a man who was comfortable singing any type of song, be it pop, ballads or opera.
Joe Mac remembers the initiation ceremony they prepared for the newest member of the Dixies in Abu Dhabi.
Eddie Fuller tells us why Terry was an ideal candidate to join Brian Callanan and the late Hugh Moynihan when his plans for the ‘Cork Tenors’ were gaining momentum.
And although he was a ‘divil’ for losing his lyrics, singer Lorraine Manley says that Terry always found them at the right moment and was a pleasure to work with. [read more …] ““Where the Road Takes Me” at 7pm this Sunday on C103″
We thank Presenter, John Greene for advance information regarding his programme this Sunday (1st March 2020) at 7pm on C103. (S.R.)
“He could pluck any type of song from anywhere and make it his own”. A comment referring to Terry McCarthy, former lead singer with the Dixies Showband, who died suddenly in July of last year.
He was equally comfortable singing pop, ballads or Opera.
In the first of a two part programme on ‘Where the road takes me’ this Sunday evening, members of his family, friends and fellow musicians and singers join John Greene in a tribute to the former Dixies frontman, who took over from Brendan o’Brien in 1985.
We hear some of his recordings which emphasise the range of his voice and the vast repertoire he possessed.
Former Dixies manager Ronnie McGinn and drummer Joe Mac remember great days with the Dixies in Abu Dhabi.
His wife Marie recalls meeting him for the first time as a sixteen year old and his brother Tadgh talks about Terry’s other talent as one of the old style stonecutters.
And from the archives an interview recorded with him five years ago. [read more …] “Dixies Showband Recalled on “Where the Road Takes Me””
O’LEARY (née Murphy) (Macroom): On February 27, 2020, peacefully, at Four Ferns Nursing Home, Foxrock, Dublin, HANNAH, Sleaveen West and late of the Rectory and Supervalu, Macroom, beloved wife of the late Pa, loving mother of Catherine, Gerard, Anne and Pat, sister of Dan Joe Murphy, Knocknakilla, Millstreet and the late Kitty O’Neill, Teresa Murphy and Annie Kelleher. Deeply regretted by her loving family, grandchildren, daughter-in-law Eithne, son-in-law Timmy, nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.
Reposing on Sunday in St. Colman’s Church, Macroom (Eircode P12VP20) from 5.30pm with prayers at 7pm Requiem Mass on Monday at 2.30pm. Funeral afterwards to St. Colman’s Cemetery, Macroom. Family flowers only. House private. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a h-anam dílis.
We thank Brendan O’Keeffe for the following important update. (S.R.)
Carriganima Community Development has been making steady progress in organising the centenary celebrations for An tAthair Peadar Ó Laoghaire. An tAthair Peadar, who was born in the townland of Liscarriguane, spent his formative years here. He was a renowned Gaelic scholar and a champion of the spoken Irish of the people. He wrote several works, and his novel Séadhna was the first novel in modern Irish. He died in March 1920, and it is only fitting that we, his own people, mark this important centenary.
The commemoration will commence on Friday, March 20 with an opening ceremony and a gathering of musicians in ‘The Pub’ – beginning at 8.30pm. Representatives of Carriganima Community Development will speak. Tim Joe O’Riordan will be the anchor musician, but all others are very welcome to join in.
On Saturday, March 21, there will be a guided bus tour to sites associated with An tAthair Peadar and his ancestors, including Carrignacurra Castle, Carraig na Madraí and Liscarrigane (the family homestead). The bus will leave the village at 12 noon, and return at approximately 4pm. Soup and sandwiches will be available for purchase in The Pub afterwards. All those on the tour must stay together, and comply with the Country Code. Carriganima Community Development is very grateful to the affected landowners for their permission to allow people to access sites as part of this tour. Prior booking is essential via Eventbrite. To book your place, please click here (You may need to hold down the ‘Ctrl’ key at the same time), or Google Tour An tAthair Peadar. This guided tour is compliments of Carriganima Community Development.
At 6pm, Rt. Rev. Msgr. James O’Donnell will lead a concelebrated bilingual Mass, before which he will bless a commemorative plaque, which is due to be installed in the Church. Local singers and musicians have been rehearsing for the Mass, and we welcome others to join in. After Mass, there will be a social gathering in The Pub, and refreshments will be served. Murt Kelliher will lead musicians, and again, others are welcome to join in.
The community has, under the stewardship of James O’Leary, compiled a book ‘Ár Scéal Féin’ – brimming with genealogy, stories, tales, heritage, history and folklore from the wider locality over the past one hundred years. This will be formally launched after Mass. Copies will be on sale, on the night, and patrons will have to be quick to get their copy of this momentous publication.
For further information, or if you would like to assist in any way, please email: carriganima2020 @gmail.com
All are welcome / Fáilte roimh chách.
The Pupils and Staff of Scoil Mhuire, Millstreet BNS presented a magnificent Bouquet of Flowers to Librarian Supreme, Grace Tangney in the Library on Friday, 28th Feb. 2020. As we reflect on the wonderful dedication which Grace has so clearly demonstrated over the past three and a half years we extend our heartfelt thanks and very best wishes to Grace in her upcoming inspiring role at Mallow Library. Today at 11:30 a.m. (Sat. 29th Feb.) Grace presents a wonderful story telling event on her final day as our superb Librarian in Millstreet Library. Tap on the images to enlarge. (S.R.) [read more …] “Presentation to Librarian Supreme Grace by Millstreet BNS Pupils”
Superb Author Ann Linehan introduced her beautifully illustrated book entitled “Sam & Sue Learn About Cybersafety“ to Siobhán O’Leary’s enthusiastic Class from Presentation N.S. on Wednesday, 26th Feb. 2020 in Millstreet Library at the invitation of Librarian Grace Tangney. And there was even a special Draw with many winners. Ann is scheduled to publish a number of other excellent Safety Books in the series in time to come. Here we share a selection of images from Wednesday’s inspiring occasion. Tap on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)
Just tap the highlighted Presentation N.S. Link to access updates on News from Presentation N.S., Millstreet which presently includes video footage of the superb singing and music in preparation for Feis Maitiú Corcaigh. (S.R.)
Tonight’s “Radio Treasures” on Cork Music Station (Tuesday, 25th Feb. 2020) we listen at 10 pm to an interview with Director of Nursing, Margaret Collins and Gerard Cleary of Hospital, Co. Limerick on the occasion of a most memorable visit of a delightful Mobile Farm (from Co. Limerick) to St. Joseph’s Community Hospital, Millstreet in July 2018. And we also hear a brief section of an historic interview recorded in Derrinagree in 1979. All this and more plus references to the images illustrated below. And of course lots of songs, musings and music. Happy Listening! (S.R.)