Millstreet Community School Features Very Impressively in BTYSTE 2020 Awards

We thank Principal, Pól Ó Síodhcháin for sharing this Friday evening (10th Jan. 2020) images from the BTYSTE 2020 at the RDS in which MCS features in a number of Award Winning Projects.   Sincere congratulations to All the Students who participated and a special mention to the Award Winning Projects.   Well done also to the Staff Members who have been wonderfully supportive.  One of the brilliant MCS Projects featured in today’s front page of the “Irish Examiner”.   Tap on the various images to enlarge.  (S.R.)   Pól has just shared the following update“What a proud night for MCS at BTYSTE! In total 5 group awards: 3rd for Harry, Donagh and Darragh in social and behavioural sciences;  2nd for Omar, Darren & Bevin in biological and ecological sciences and a special award from Teagasc.  2 highly commended Awards for Orlaith and Jenny and Eabha, Fia and Taragh.  Tremendous achievement! Thanks Seán for helping to create such a positive atmosphere & work ethic in MCS! (It was an  honour to be involved in this year’s brilliant event, Pól)  We celebrate this amazing success as a whole school community.”  During our radio interviews with the Students and Teachers they all emphasised how grateful they were to Millstreet Community Council for the annual much appreciated financial support given for the important BTYSTE experience.  (S.R.)

Millstreet Community School Features Superbly at BTYSTE 2020 in Dublin’s RDS

One of the many images captured during our visit to the truly magnificent BTYSTE at Dublin’s RDS on Thursday, 9th Jan. 2020. We recorded a wonderful amount of very interesting interviews for a special “Radio Treasures” programme on Cork Music Station on Tuesday, 21st Jan. from 9:30 to 11:30pm.. In this image we meet Students Darragh, Donagh and Harry with Science Teachers Eileen and Francy Lyons. We were also joined by Cancer Scientist Barbara. This important Project attracted enormous interest as did the other four Projects which we shall later share. This particular Project dealt with the Awareness of Testicular Cancer in Young Boys and Men. The very presence of such a Project at the National Exhibition could well lead to avoiding very challenging health issues through awareness of early diagnosis. Tap on the picture for further clarity. (S.R.)

[read more …] “Millstreet Community School Features Superbly at BTYSTE 2020 in Dublin’s RDS”

“Radio Treasures” On Air 9:30 to 11:00 This Tuesday Night

Tune into www.corkmusicstation.com for “Radio Treasures” from 9:30pm  (7th Jan. 2020) where we focus on stories relating to the attached ten images and we celebrate the 85th Birthday of Elvis who would have been 85 tomorrow.  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.)

Broadcaster, Marian Finucane pictured at the graveside of her ancestors in Ballydesmond in November 2000 during the wreath laying ceremony to the memory of her aunt, teacher and Credit Union pioneer, Nora Herlihy. ©Photograph: John Reidy 27-11-2000  …. I had not realised that I was also captured in this historic image by John Reidy as I continued to video the historic occasion in Ballydesmond in 2000.  I later photographed Marian by the graveside also and presented it to her some years later at a Book Launch in Dublin kindly coordinated by Marie O’Connor of Duarigle who is related to the late Marian.  May Marian rest in peace – Ar dheis Dé go raibh a hanam dílis. Tap on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.)
Christmas Magic at “Adrivale”, South Douglas Road, Cork – the home of Artist Supreme – Neil Kelleher whose maternal roots are from Adrivale, Millstreet.

 

Visiting the Millstreet Church Crib on the Feast of the Epiphany – 6th Jan. 2020.

 

From left: Maria Casey, Deputy Principal presenting an Album of Memories to Retiring Principal, Joan O’Mahony having devoted almost four decades of superb service at Presentation N.S., Millstreet.

 

The many active participants attending the New Year Annual GAA Fundraising Walk/Run around the Glebe as they left West End, Millstreet.

 

Enjoying the annual post-Christmas Fireside chat, storytelling, song and music at Aubane Community Centre.
Ringing in the New Year with members of Millstreet Pipe Band at The Square, Millstreet.

 

Enjoying the Annual Table Quiz at Corkery’s Bar, Millstreet on St. Stephen’s Day 2019 in aid of Millstreet Community Hospital and Millstreet Children’s Playground Development.
Christmas 2019 Fireside chat, song and music at Aubane Community Centre.
A very impressive sign put in place before Christmas at Presentation N.S., Millstreet.

“Where the Road Take Me” – Bay City Rollers – C103 7pm Sunday

We thank Presenter, John Greene for advance information on this Sunday evening’s programme – 5th Jan. 2020.  (S.R.)

It was certainly debatable, but they were heralded as the greatest group since the Beatles.

A bunch of scruffy youngsters from Edinburgh called ‘The Bay City Rollers’ became a tartan teen sensation in the 1970s.

By the late 70s, Rollermania followed and Les McKeown, Alan Longmuir, Derek Longmuir, Stuart ‘Woody’ Wood and Eric Faulkner were known worldwide.  

Songs like ‘Remember’, ‘Shang-a-Lang’ and ‘All of me loves all of you’ were top ten hits, while ‘Bye Bye baby’ remained at No 1 in the UK charts for six weeks in 1975. [read more …] ““Where the Road Take Me” – Bay City Rollers – C103 7pm Sunday”

Station Road Images of Unusual Cloud Formation

We thank Eilín Kiely of Millstreet for sharing these three brilliant images of the recent “Flying Saucer” style cloud formation observed over Millstreet Parish.   This sequence of pictures was captured from Station Road, Millstreet.  Tap on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.) [read more …] “Station Road Images of Unusual Cloud Formation”

End of 2019 Updates

  1.  Millstreet Pipe Band is scheduled to welcome the New Year at The Square, Millstreet 7pm on this New Year’s Eve.   Always a welcoming and uplifting occasion.
  2. “Radio Treasures” will be broadcast on Cork Music Station tonight 9:30 to 11:00pm featuring the very best of music and song as well as focusing on the Years of the Zero from 1920 to 2010 as we enter 2020 – a Leap Year and the Year of the Olympics.
  3. Boherbue’s Music Room begins its first programme on this Thursday, 2nd Jan. 2020 with Listeners’ Choice where people are encouraged to bring along a Music CD or two for inclusion in this annual presentation.
    Santa’s recent visit to Carriganima…transported by Elf Liam! Tap on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)

Presentation by Millstreet Bridge Club to ROCS

From left: Helen Curtin on behalf of Millstreet Bridge Club recently presented a substantial cheque to Michelle O’Keeffe and Phil Sheehan representing R.O.C.S. (Reach Out Cancer Support) at Millstreet Day Care Centre. Tap on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)

Following the cheque presentation a number of awards were presented to Millstreet Bridge Club Members as it was the annual prize night by the Club.

Christmas Midnight Mass in Millstreet 2019

Christmas Eve 2019 Midnight Mass (now celebrated at 10pm) in St. Patrick’s Church, Millstreet was concelebrated by Canon John Fitzgerald, P.P., Fr. Paddy O’Byrne and Fr. Seán Tucker with the liturgy wonderfully enhanced by Millstreet Church Choir.   A special presentation was made to Jane Daly as Director supreme of the Church Choir.  Here we share some ten images from the very special annual occasion.  Tap on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.) [read more …] “Christmas Midnight Mass in Millstreet 2019”

Happy Christmas from All at Millstreet Website

On behalf of All at the Millstreet Website – especially Hannelie, Michael, Seán & our supportive Team including Eily and Bernard who are such regular Contributors to our Website– we extend sincere Christmas Greetings to everyone.   May a very Bright 2020 bring many Blessings, good Health, Peace and Fulfilment.  Nollaig Shona is Athbhlian Fé Mhaise.  (S.R.)

Exquisite Christmas Window Display 2019 by Teresa and Dan Collins (Tanyard) at the home of Breda and Tommy Sheehan (Australia) in Main Street, Millstreet – formerly the home of the late Mary Cronin. Tap on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)


Next “Radio Treasures” Broadcast on Tuesday 31st Dec. 2019 at 9:30pm

Liam Flynn (on right) pointing to his Christmas floral feature outside St. Patrick’s Church, Millstreet. Liam arranges on a voluntary basis superb floral arrangements at this location throughout the year splendidly enhancing the appearance of the Church facade. On right is Denis Murphy whose Harmonica playing will feature on “Radio Treasures” on www.corkmusicstation.com at 10pm on Tues., 31st Jan. 2019 when Denis also shares memories of a very popular Local Showband “The Starlighters” of the 1950s and 1960s. There will not be a transmission on this Tuesday (Christmas Eve).

Season’s Greetings 2019 from Teddy Herlihy Livestock

Teddy Herlihy extends Best Wishes to Everyone for a Very Happy Christmas and may a very Bright 2020 bring many Blessings and  Joy to All.  Tap on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.)

A very beautiful Christmas Window 2019 at West End, Millstreet.

Impressive Cheque Presented to Town Park Project on Joan’s Last Day as Principal of Millstreet Presentation N.S.

A magnificent cheque of €900.00 was presented to representatives of the upcoming development of the Children’s Playground at Millstreet Town Park by Presentation N.S. as the result of a school fundraiser. Tap on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)
On the very same day as the cheque presentation – Friday, 20th Dec. 2019 – a tree planting ceremony took place at Presentation N.S., Millstreet marking Principal Joan O’Mahony’s final day in school. We all wish Joan a very Happy Retirement following four decades of wonderfully dedicated service in Primary Education.

[read more …] “Impressive Cheque Presented to Town Park Project on Joan’s Last Day as Principal of Millstreet Presentation N.S.”

“Radio Treasures” This Tuesday from 9:30 until 11:00pm with Pictorial Updates and Music Galore

Our 10pm Interview tonight on “Radio Treasures” is with Pat Wade of Castlemartyr  who gives us in a bilingual manner a superb insight into the Group called “Gael Taca” based in Cork City which promotes the Irish Language in a most attractive manner allowing each member to progress at his/her own rate.  I met with Pat yesterday in the train to Dublin where we are participants in a group of eight Retired Teachers coordinating the Reunion of the Class of 1970 which will take place in St. Patrick’s Training College in August 2020.  Tap on the images to enlarge.  (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.) [read more …] ““Radio Treasures” This Tuesday from 9:30 until 11:00pm with Pictorial Updates and Music Galore”

Framed Copy of Raphael’s Magnificent Painting In Our Church for More Than 170 Years

We thank Maurice Linehan, Liscahane and Dan Duggan, West End for the following most interesting feature relating to St. Patrick’s Church, Millstreet.  Tap on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.) [read more …] “Framed Copy of Raphael’s Magnificent Painting In Our Church for More Than 170 Years”

MCC Supporting MCS Students with Five Projects at BTYST Exhibition 2020

Members of Millstreet Community Council (Noel Buckley, Margaret Bourke and Jerry O’Mahony) pictured at Millstreet Community School presenting a much appreciated cheque to Principal, Pól Ó Síodhcháin in support of the Students who will be representing the School in January at the BT Young Scientist and Technology Exhibition in Dublin’s RDS with no less that five most impressive projects. Tap on the image to enlarge.  (S.R.)

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

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

This Sunday evening on ‘Where the road takes me’, we feature the last journey into the archives covering a period of thirty years.

From May of 1997 during a two day visit to Cape Clear Island, John Greene spoke to retired seaman Connie O’Donoghue and retired pilot Duncan MacLachlainn.  Connie had witnessed a number of his colleagues and fellow islanders perish, when a German submarine attacked his convoy off Tory island during WW11.

Duncan who was from East Cork, speaks mainly about his role as Secretery of the island branch of the IFA, and his hopes for the future of islanders and island farmers.

And during a visit to Tralee in 2013 we meet two former showband stars – Paddy Day who was a member of the Jim Cantwell Showband, and Tommy O’Connor from DJ Curtin and the Kerry Blues. [read more …] ““Where the Road Takes Me” 7pm C103 This Sunday”

Cork Penny Dinners Greatly Appreciates Carriganima’s Presentation

“All donations were delivered to Cork Penny Dinners Friday night. They were extremely grateful for all the goods dropped off. We would like to say a special thanks to everyone who contributed to the collection”, says Coordinator Jimmy Murphy who along with his Team transported the much appreciated items from The Pub in Carriganima to Cork.   Tap on the images below to enlarge.  (S.R.)

Carriganima’s Superb Support for Cork Penny Dinners

“Thank you so so much to everyone who has dropped stuff to the Pub in Carriganima for Cork Penny Dinners!   We are overwhelmed with the turn out so far! Goods won’t be collected until Friday night so anyone who wants to drop in stuff please have them in by 9pm Friday night at The Pub in Carriganima!” says Coordinator supreme, Jimmy Murphy of Carriganima.  The real spirit of Christmas is certainly in evidence there with Jimmy & his Team.   Well done indeed to All involved.  (S.R.)