Presentation Day 2018 in Millstreet

A wonderful annual Millstreet tradition on Presentation Day (21st Nov. 2018) was superbly upheld today when the children from Presentation N.S. splendidly enhanced the liturgy of the 10:00 a.m. Mass with their truly exquisite singing and music.  This was followed by the placement of a special wreath in the Cemetery of the Presentation Sisters near the Church Grounds where a special hymn in honour of Nano Nagle who founded the Presention Sisters Order was sung by the 34 sixth class pupils.   Staff members from Millstreet Community School and Sr. Eileen of the Presentation Order also attended the annual celebration. Here we share some 23 images from the annual occasion.  Click on the pictures to enlarge.  (S.R.) [read more …] “Presentation Day 2018 in Millstreet”

“Radio Treasures” on Cork Music Station Tonight 9:30 to 11:00

Lots of variety tonight on “Radio Treasures” on Cork Music Station with very special interviews regarding the hugely successful Donal Guiney Inaugural Table Quiz cheque presentation to Millstreet Day Care Centre.  At 10:00pm we listen to interviews with John A. O’Leary (Chairman, Millstreet Fianna Fail Cumann), Mary Feeley as well as Vincent, Michael and Paddy Guiney.   We also chat about the inspiring Fashion Show in Rathmore for Chernobyl Children’s Fund.  And we delve into our Archives.   Music, songs and musings galore for our worldwide loyal listening audience.  Click on the images below to enlarge.  (S.R.)

Liebherr Crane on its way from Killarney in 1991 early one morning negotiating the Corner at the Square, Millstreet. (From Museum Pictorial Archives)

[read more …] ““Radio Treasures” on Cork Music Station Tonight 9:30 to 11:00″

Lally’s Magnificent 90th Birthday Celebrations at Wallis Arms

On Saturday evening, 3rd November 2018 in the presence of her three brothers and sister, her six children, her seventeen grandchildren and her twelve great-grandchildren as well as her many relations and friends – the wonderful Lally Healy of Pound Hill, Millstreet celebrated her 90th Birthday in the beautiful setting of the Wallis Arms Hotel.   The most enjoyable occasion was video recorded by Lally’s brother, Brendan (Murphy).  Great credit is due to the dedicated organisers of the very special event.  They arranged a supremely impressive setting with a special booklet, historic family photographs, excellent musical entertainment provided by John White and Michael Murphy and deciding on a delicious meal menu.   One of the many highlights of the occasion was the recitation of a brilliant poem about Lally’s inspirational life by Marie Healy.  Marie had composed this truly great poem.   When Lally was asked what was her secret living into her 90s she replied:  “Hard work and keep your mind busy”.   And one of Lally’s favourite past times is knitting which she approaches with uplifting creativity and generously gifts many completed items to CUMH.   Sincere congratulations to 90 years young Lally as she begins her very active life into her 90s.    Here we share some twenty images from the magnificent event.  Click on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.)

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

We thank Presenter, John Greene for advance information regarding this Sunday (18th Nov. 2018) evening’s C103 programme.  (S.R.)

Over thirty years ago, environmental biologist Kevin Corcoran approached several tourism bodies with his suggestions for walking guide-books and walking holidays. All were rejected out of hand. Today, the popularity of activity holidays continue to soar.

Undaunted, Kevin Corcoran brought out his first guide book twenty eight years ago. It has since been updated on five occasions, and many more have followed. On this week’s edition of Where the road takes me, John Greene accompanies him on one of the featured walks in the book, which takes in Glengarriffe National Park.

‘A walk in the wild side’ with Kevin Corcoran, Eco-Dweller, Environmental biologist, and a man who rejects all forms of mass consumerism. [read more …] ““Where the Road Takes Me” on C103 at 7pm This Sunday”

Presentation of Impressive Quiz Cheque to Millstreet Day Care Centre

On Thursday night, 15th Nov. 2018 a truly impressive cheque of €2,000.00 was presented by Chairman of Millstreet Fianna Fáil Cumann, John A. O’Leary to Mary Feeley, Manager, Millstreet Day Care Centre.   This was the result of a most successful Donal Guiney Memorial Inaugural Quiz held at McCarthy’s Bar, Millstreet some weeks ago.   So popular was the Quiz that there were over sixty spot prizes shared on the occasion.   Asking the questions on the night was Noreen Meade before a capacity attendance.   We recorded interviews at the Presentation of the Cheque with John A. O’Leary, Mary Feeley, Deputy Michael Moynihan and with Vincent, Michael and Patrick Guiney.   This feature will be broadcast at 10pm on “Radio Treasures” on Cork Music Station on Tuesday, 20th Nov..  Here we share three images from the uplifting Presentation of the Cheque. Click on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.) [read more …] “Presentation of Impressive Quiz Cheque to Millstreet Day Care Centre”

Celebrating the Inauguration of President Higgins on 11/11/2018

We share two images from a much larger selection of pictures which will be uploaded later in the week.  The occasion – the street view of the arrival of President Michael D. Higgins and his Wife at Dublin Castle on Sunday at 5:55pm for the Inauguration Ceremony.  Click on the images to enlarge.   (S.R.)

Magnificent Double Rainbow Photographed by Fr. James

This truly magnificent image of the double rainbow recorded on Sunday at Altamont, Millstreet is by Photographer Supreme, Fr. James McSweeney. We thank Fr. James for sharing such a superb picture which one can only capture if one is in the right place at the right time…a camera on hand of course! Click on the image to enlarge. (S.R.)

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

We thank Presenter, John Greene for advance information regarding his very interesting radio feature which will be broadcast at 7pm on Sunday, 11th Nov. 2018.  (S.R.)

Parkinson’s Disease and bee-keeping does seem like a strange combination for a radio programme.

On ‘Where the road takes me’ this Sunday evening, John Greene brings you the story of Tony and Kate Wilkinson who now live in Bandon.

Tony with a military career in the UK, met West Cork girl Kate Harrington in London.

Soon after they were married, Tony, while undergoing a routine operation, was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease. To escape the physical obstacles that a busy city like London would create, the couple moved to Bandon. 

On the programme, they both speak about how Parkinson’s has changed their lives, and how they have confronted its challenges.

Although 967 people in Cork alone have been diagnosed with Parkinson’s, the HSE does not provide a support nurse service, as is the case in the UK.

Tony is campaigning strenuously for the service, which he has calculated will save the HSE 300,000 euro per nurse, per annum. [read more …] ““Where the Road Takes Me” on C103 at 7pm This Sunday”

Remembering Our Faithful Departed

Parish Secretary, Sharon Lane has created a very special feature in front of the main altar of St. Patrick’s Church, Millstreet for this Saturday Evening’s Mass of Remembrance.  We also share images of the November Garden Sacred Space 2018 in the Church.  Click on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.) [read more …] “Remembering Our Faithful Departed”

November Mass of Remembrance Tonight at 6:30 in Church

The dedicated Team involved in the design, the arrangement and the overall maintenance of the special Sacred Space – The November Garden of Remembrance 2018 (more images of which we shall upload later today) – include Canon John Fitzgerald, P.P., Sharon Lane (Parish Secretary), Declan Crowley of Milltech Print Design Co., Cork and Julie Brady, Sacristan.  The annual feature is greatly admired and is a source of very real consolation to many.

The Annual Mass for all those who died within the past year will be celebrated tonight – Saturday, 10th Nov. 2018 at 6:30pm in St. Patrick’s Church, Millstreet.   All are invited to this special Mass of Remembrance.  Click on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.)

Fashion Show in Rathmore on This Thursday 8th Nov. at 8pm

         FRIENDS OF THE CHILDREN OF

   CHERNOBYL RATHMORE

present a

FASHION SHOW

in  the

Community Centre

     Rathmore

   Thursday 8th November

at 8 p.m.

Door open at 7 p.m.

Tickets: €12 Tel. 087 6323922 086 0653369 / 086 1733094

(Limited amount of Tickets available)

Cheese & Wine     Spot Prizes    Raffle

“Radio Treasures” on Cork Music Station Tonight 9:30 to 11:00

Tonight on Cork Music Station we share reflections on our recent trip to Galway for the Michael Commins Annual Music Experience.  We speak about WW1 with thoughts by Eamonn Duggan.   We pay tribute to recently bereaved families.  Our music features lots of tracks from superb Artists who took part in this year’s Galway Sessions.  Happy Listening! (S.R.)

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

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

While modern technology has connected us with the outside world, it has also managed us to dis-connect us from the importance and art of conversation amongst ourselves. 

On this week’s edition of ‘Where the road takes me’, John Greene meets Independent TD Michael Healy-Rae, an excellent conversationalist in his own right. 

His first book is neither political or a memoir, but it does remind us about how we Irish, who are supposed to be top class at the gift of the gab, have abandoned our art. 

From his book ‘A time to talk’, Michael relates a story about his cousin who became a whistle-blower, and paid for his good citizenship with his life.

There’s a story about a funeral, where miraculously ‘the dead’ came back to life, and the young girl who underwent a surgical procedure that will shock you.  [read more …] ““Where the Road Takes Me” on C103 This Sunday at 7pm”

Seeking Good Home for Cute Little Kittens…..Successful Outcome

Cute little kittens need a good home, friendly and cuddly!
Contact:   087 668 0265

Delighted to report a very successful outcome to this Search for a Good Home.  (S.R.)

[read more …] “Seeking Good Home for Cute Little Kittens…..Successful Outcome”

Pilates with Aoife at The Loft, West End, Millstreet

Pilates  @ The Loft -Millstreet
November schedule commencing next week:

Monday Mornings @ 10am
Tuesday & Wednesday Evenings

For further information see
Pilates by Aoife on Facebook
Or phone /text – 087 9634676

We thank Aoife for this notice.  (S.R.)

“Radio Treasures” on Cork Music Station Tonight 9:30 to 11:00

Tonight on “Radio Treasures” we share more highlights from our presentation at Millstreet Gramophone Circle on a recent Friday night….See music list below.   Our 10pm feature tonight includes our Visit to a recent Local Auction and local news updates including the Afternoon Tea event to be held at Aubane Community Centre next Sunday plus our meeting with the Winners of the local Tidy Towns Competition at the Award Event in the Clara Inn last Wednesday night.   Tonight on Cork Music Station we include our usual blend of music, song and musings.   We hear, as always, the late Tom Goggin’s “Phonecall to Heaven” for those bereaved.   Feel most welcome to tune in and to make contact on the “Seán Radley” Facebook Chatline  You may also email <millstreetmuseum@eircom.net>.  Happy Listening!   Incidentally the beautiful rose images below were recorded by loyal Listener Dianne Hansen in New Zealand.  Click on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.)

The Programme which was presented on a recent Friday night at Millstreet Gramophone Circle.

Liam Flynn’s magnificent Floral Arrangement at Church 2018.
Liam Flynn at the recent very successful Donal Guiney Memorial Quiz 2018 at McCarthy’s Bar receiving his award from Deputy Michael Moynihan, T.D. (on left).

  [read more …] ““Radio Treasures” on Cork Music Station Tonight 9:30 to 11:00″

Joanna Wins Herlihy’s Centra Halloween Coloring Competition 2018

Sincere congratulations to Joanna O’Shea who was the winner of Herlihy’s Centra Halloween Coloring Competition 2018.   We thank Greg for the splendid picture.  Click on the image to enlarge.  (S.R.)

Winner Joanna with Centra Manager Greg.

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

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

This year the band ‘Natural Gas’ celebrates thirty years together.  Mention lead singer Tim o’Riordan, and the ‘Langer Song’ is almost certain to enter
the conversation.

On this week’s edition of ‘Where the road takes me’,  John Greene aims to prove that there’s much more strings to Tim’s bow as a singer-songwriter, than humerous songs.

His new album ‘Taibhse’ (Tivesha) which means spirit or ghost, includes originals about an iconic traveller woman who became a famous folk singer, the fighting men of Crossbarry,  a Nazi spy in North Cork, and a poignant
Christmas song.

The band have also recently returned from a tour of Canada, Australia, Russia and Abu Dhabi. [read more …] ““Where the Road Takes Me” on C103 at 7pm Sunday”

Table Quiz in aid of Cork North West branch of MS Ireland in Newmarket on Fri. 2nd Nov. 2018

A table quiz in aid of Cork North West branch of MS Ireland will be held in
Hourigan’s Bar, Newmarket on Friday 2nd November at 9pm. Tables with max of 4 at €10.00 per person. Lots of raffle prizes on the night. Everyone
welcome to attend.   We thank Christine Doyle for the notice. (S.R.)

 

Magnificent Adrivale Painters Exhibition at Cork’s School of Music

On Friday, 5th Oct. 2018 at Cork’s School of Music, Union Quay the official launch of the Adrivale Painters Exhibition took place in the presence of many Artists, the Deputy Lord Mayor of Cork, Family and Friends including a visiting Bishop, famous Sports People and a gifted pianist from Ardmore, Co. Waterford.   The official launch was performed by the Deputy Lord Mayor while the keynote address was superbly delivered by Seán O’Riordan (formerly of Drishane Road, Millstreet) in which he very especially praised the Art Teacher Supreme – Neil Kelleher of “Adrivale”, South Douglas Road, Cork. We very much recommend a visit to the excellent Exhibition before it ends in the School of Music at the end of this week.  Below we share the first of a number of images recalling the most enjoyable launch which actually coincided with a wonderful Concert in the same building that night celebrating the Cork Folk Festival 2018.  Click on the image to enlarge.  (S.R.)

Included in our image of the official launch of the Adrivale Painters Exhibition at the School of Music, Union Quay, Cork….Fiona Soden (third from left) who coordinated the launch…Neil Kelleher, Art Teacher supreme (fifth from left) whose grandmother came from Adrivale, Millstreet…And (on extreme right) Seán O’Riordan, Cork & Millstreet who delivered the keynote address.

Invitation to all Molex People to a Get Together at Bush Bar on Sat. 3rd Nov. 2018

An invite is extended to all Molex people for a get together night,
organised for November 3rd in the Bush Bar from 7.30pm onwards. Please come if you can for chat and reminiscing on the good old days!!  We thank Christine Doyle for the notice.  (S.R.)

New York Poet Patrick Most Impressed by National Dairy Show 2018

Renowned Poet Patrick Thomas Hammer from New York is presently paying his yearly visit to Ireland and especially to his Millstreet Relations – the O’Rahilly Family of Tanyard Wood.   We thank Patrick for the presentation of his most recent Book of Poetry to the Museum.   He is blessed with such a wonderful sense of humour and is so superbly witty.  He is a magnificent Ambassador for America and so impressively proud of his Irish roots.   As well as visiting Millstreet Museum on Saturday, 20th Oct. 2018 he was truly impressed by a visit to the excellent National Dairy Show at Green Glens – an event which this year received RTÉ television national News coverage.  On a future “Radio Treasures” on CMS we shall feature a special interview with Patrick in which he recalls a splendid visit to John C. Casey’s New York shop.  Here we join Patrick on his Millstreet visit.   Click on the 27 images to enlarge.  (S.R.)

Now that’s a very happy photograph!  Poet Patrick with his O’Rahilly Relatives and Friends before visiting the Museum and the National Dairy Show.   There is always such a royal welcome for everyone at the home of Michael and Betty O’Rahilly.   Brendan Murphy provided a most enjoyable Video Presentation of some of our most popular LTV2 programmes….including our snow coverage, storm reports, wind turbines and lots more.
A little surprised how big Millstreet is….on the map!

Media presence!
A Champion Supreme at the 36th National Dairy Show in Millstreet.

 

Nature on Saturday evening as the 36th National Dairy Show comes to an end.  Check out lots more images below of the Show and Patrick’s visit to Green Glens and the Museum.

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When One Wins a Final One Should Celebrate!

This was the very happy scene this Saturday afternoon (20th Oct. 2018) at Christy’s Family Restaurant, West End, Millstreet as the wonderfully talented players celebrated their magnificent win in the final.  Sincere congratulations to All.  Click on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.) [read more …] “When One Wins a Final One Should Celebrate!”