Neil is nephew of the late Con O’Sullivan of Lyreaoune, Cullen and his truly important role in this year’s New York and Staten Island St. Patrick’s Day Parades is highly prestigious. His father, Tim O’Sullivan (Corney) came from Lyreaoune, Cullen, and his mother, Katherine Murphy’s people came from Knocknashinnagh , Cullen. And, in addition, both father and son shared the same very special honour. We extend sincere congratulations on such a tremendous honour.
Our 10pm interview tonight takes us back to St. Patrick’s Day Mass 2019 and “Highland Cathedral”-on Cork Music Station Also in tonight’s “Radio Treasures” we include musings, music and songs galore. And we chat about the many items illustrated below. 1. Margaret Moynihan at Millstreet Gramophone Circle – excellent programme. 2. Sponsored Walk by MCS Students from School to Drishane Estate and back in aid of School Library Development. 3. Andrew Dennehy’s Tractor in Millstreet St. Patrick’s Day Parade. 4. Champion Climber Tom Lehane visits Presentation N.S. on St. Patrick’s Week. Lots more images of these topics later. Click on the images to enlarge. Feel most welcome to make contact by logging into our “Seán Radley” Facebook chat page or by texting. One may also email us on millstreetmuseum @eircom.net – Happy Listening!
The Annual Coffee Morning coordinated by Mary Fitzgeraldfor Daffodil Day in March 2019 is always wonderfully supported. The event takes place in Millstreet GAA Community Hall this Thursday 21st March from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.. Everyone is most welcome. On Friday 22nd March – Daffodil Day 2019 – there will be a number of usual venues throughout
the town where one can contribute and receive the various emblems as well as bunches of daffodils – all in aid of the Irish Cancer Society. (S.R.)
Blessed with fresh weather conditions on Sunday 17th March 2019 the wonderful morning tradition was upheld of St. Patrick’s Day Mass in St. Patrick’s Church where the Millstreet Pipe Band truly enhances the liturgy especially with the magnificent “Highland Cathedral” with pipes and organ (the repeat of which may be heard this Tuesday at 10pm on “Radio Treasures” on Cork Music Station) and also gives a brief recital in the Church Grounds. The organist with the Millstreet Choir was Jane Daly. The Celebrant of the Mass was Fr. Billy Radley with Concelebrants Fr. Paddy O’Byrne and Fr. Seán Tucker. Here we share some 21 images from the very special annual occasion. The Band took part in the Parade at 5pm for the amazing 67th time. Present in our group image are two of the Members who have been in the Band since the early 1950s – Tim O’Shea and Liam Coffey. Click on the pictures to enlarge. (S.R.) [read more …] “Upholding a Wonderful St. Patrick’s Day 2019 Tradition in Millstreet”
It’s rare to see double decker buses in Millstreet but on Sat. 16th March 2019 a number of them were part of the transport bringing huge numbers of enthusiastic young people to Green Glens for the annual TechWorks Festival. Participants travelled from many parts of Ireland and some came from the UK also. The event commences shortly after midday and ended at midnight. The occasion was very well coordinated and security was most professional. Such was the volume of the modern music that it echoed beyond Green Glens. Clearly it was a happy and enjoyable occasion for the great number of participants. We thank Thomas, Pat and Muireann and the TechWorks organisers for permitting us to share images from the very colourful event. Click on the pictures (almost 40) to enlarge. (S.R.) [read more …] “TechWorks Festival at Green Glens Attracts Huge Young Audience”
Maintaining a wonderful tradition at St. Patrick’s Church in Millstreet – Members of Millstreet CCÉ played a number of superb traditional airs at Mass on the Eve of St. Patrick’s Day 2019. The blessed shamrock was placed near the altar. Celebrant was Canon John Fitzgerald, P.P.. Beannachtaí na Féile Pádraig oraibh go léir – The Blessings of St. Patrick to All. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.) [read more …] “Millstreet CCÉ Play at St. Patrick’s Eve Mass”
Last year’s Carriganima Parade took place in snowy conditions as illustrated in our 2018 images. It was Fr. Anthony Wickham who was Grand Marshal of the ever popular Parade. Shane McCarthy of Carriganima very kindly assisted us in video recording the wonderful event. This year’s Parade takes place on this Monday at 3pm. Everyone is very welcome. As always a mighty atmosphere at The Pub follows where many assemble. Seán Murphy, Coordinator supereme, will as usual act as MC on the day during which his commentary of the Parade is always both witty, humorous and informative. And Seán has just informed us that this year’s Grand Marshal will be the very same Fr. Anthony Wickham. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.) [read more …] “Carriganima St. Patrick’s Parade on Monday 18th March at 3pm”
On Monday night (11th March 2019) the very impressive Booklet outlining the History of Millstreet Credit Union 1968 to 2016 was officially launched at Credit Union H.Q. in The Square, Millstreet. Here we share three images from the historic occasion. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)
It was John O’Keeffe’s niece – Peg O’Keeffe of Drishane Road, Millstreet – who this Monday morning (11th March 2019) officially unveiled the very impressive plaque at the Bridge in Millstreet Town Park in the presence of a wonderful cross section of local people and visitors including relatives from Mitchelstown of the late Lena. Members of Millstreet Tidy Towns and Members of Millstreet Town Park were also present. Chairman of Millstreet Town Park Committee – Denis Twomey – delivered a superb speech acknowledging the amazing contribution both John and the late Lena made to Millstreet over several years. Denis Hickey and his Team had the ground and plaque placement splendidly prepared. Here we share some 18 images illustrating what a very special occasion it was – blessed, thankfully, by perfect weather conditions. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)
Everyone is welcome to the unveiling of a special plaque at the Bridge in Millstreet Town Park on Monday, 11th March 2019 at 10:30 a.m.. The Plaque is dedicated to John O’Keeffe and the late Lena O’Keeffe in recognition of their magnificent contribution to Millstreet Tidy Towns Association and to Millstreet Town Park over many years. Our picture shows John and Lena photographed in 2006. Click on the image to enlarge. (S.R.)
Today (7th March 2019) is World Book Day in Ireland. Millstreet Librarian – Grace Tangney – shares the following background to our pictures. (S.R.)
“Millstreet Library was delighted to welcome the boys and girls from 1st Class Presentation National School to meet renowned Irish author/illustrator Derek Mulveen and enjoy a special storytime reading of his book “Oisín the Brave, Robot Island” an adventure story that takes Oisín and Órane the Dragon to three islands on a quest to find a GOLDEN KEY and save Robot Island….before time runs out.” Click on the images to enlarge.
Eilín Kiely of Millstreet is the Presenter of this month’s “Music Room” programme at Pearse Memorial Hall in Boherbue this Thursday, 7th March 2019 at 8:00pm. All are very welcome. And Millstreet Gramophone Circle takes place on Friday, 15th March in Millstreet Day Care Centre at 8:00pm where our Presenter will be Margaret Moynihan of Killarney Road, Millstreet. Everyone is very welcome. (S.R.)
On Cork Music Station this Tuesday (5th March 2019) we return with our usual mixture of music, musings and chat. Our European Parliament special programme has been deferred until next week (12th March) but to whet the appetite we shall feature an interview with Seán Kelly, MEP on this Tues. (5th March) broadcast at 10pm. Happy Listening! (S.R.)
We thank Presenter, John Greene for advance information regarding this evening’s programme – Sunday, 3rd March 2019. (S.R.)
This week’s edition of ‘Where the road takes me’, brings us to Gurranabraher, on the Northside of Cork City.
Accompamied by family and friends, John Greene pays tribute to John O’Shea, who was affectionately known as ‘The Singing Fireman’.
John who spent the first five years of his life in Ballymacthomas close to the Bells of Shandon, later moved to what was known as ‘The Red City’ in Gurranabraher. He passed away in February of last year at the age of eighty five.
Working initially as a farm hand for the famous Fr. O’Flynn, or ‘Flynnie’ as he was known as, John later pursued a full time career as a fireman.
But it was his work on stage as a singer and story-teller, that brought him notoriety all over the City and County.
The next “Radio Treasures” on Cork Music Station will be broadcast on Tuesday, 5th March 2019 from 9:30 to 11:00pm. It’s a very special transmission in that it features a complete programme on our recent visit to Brussels, Ghent and Brouge in Belgium over two and a half days. We receive an excellent insight into the workings of the European Parliament from Seán Kelly, M.E.P.. There is no“Radio Treasures” broadcast on this Tuesday, 26th Feb.. More information regarding next week’s programme will later be shared before transmission. Click on the two images below to enlarge. (S.R.)
Local Gardaí have asked us to feature again the appeal made on tonight’s RTÉ1 “Crimecall” programme on television (Monday 25th Feb. 2019). It refers to a Photofit of a gentleman whom Gardaí wish to question regarding an incident in Millstreet some weeks ago. Here we share the Photofit Image as well as the contact number of the “Crimecall” Centre…. 1800 40 50 60 Any relevant information may also be communicated to Millstreet Gardaí (029 70820). Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.) [read more …] ““Crimecall” Appeal Regarding Photofit”