Prestigious Grand Marshal 2019 Role in New York for Neil O’Sullivan Who Has Cullen Connections

We thank Annabelle O’Sullivan for sharing this uplifting and very interesting article with us. Click on the image to enlarge. (S.R.)
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.

Millstreet Knitting Together Supporting Greater Chernobyl Cause

Fiona Corcoran, Chief Executive/Founder “The Greater Chernobyl Cause” (in centre with purple cap) was delighted to accept from “Millstreet Knitters Together” a wonderful variety of beautifully knitted caps etc. as well as sacks of clothes for the most praiseworthy cause. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)
“Millstreet Knitters Together” meet on a weekly basis at Main Street and have, over the years, supported many wonderful causes through their very creative knitting projects. And there’s always a welcome cuppa and scones at the end of each session.
We thank Mary Buckley of Laught for alerting us to this excellent local Group whose work and support is most impressive.

[read more …] “Millstreet Knitting Together Supporting Greater Chernobyl Cause”

“Radio Treasures” Tuesday 19th March on Air 9:30 to 11:00pm

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!

Annual Coffee Morning This Thursday Coordinated by Mary Fitzgerald for Daffodil Day 2019

The Annual Coffee Morning coordinated by Mary Fitzgerald for 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 great effort maintained throughout Daffodil Day on Friday, 27th March 2015 resulted in a grand total of €4,053.00 for the Irish Cancer Society. We thank Phil Sheehan for this important information. Click on the image to enlarge. (S.R.)

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.)

Upholding a Wonderful St. Patrick’s Day 2019 Tradition in Millstreet

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”

TechWorks Festival at Green Glens Attracts Huge Young Audience

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”

Millstreet CCÉ Play at St. Patrick’s Eve Mass

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”

Carriganima St. Patrick’s Parade on Monday 18th March at 3pm

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”

Reen’s Life Pharmacy Presents Sports Bibs & First Aid Kit to Millstreet Juvenile Club

Members of Millstreet and Duarigle Gaels Juvenile Club were delighted to receive a new set of Sports Bibs as well as a Full First Aid Kit from Mairéad Reen of Reens Life Pharmacy Millstreet. Our picture was taken at Millstreet Astroturf on Thursday, 14th March 2019. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)

“Radio Treasures” Tonight from 9:30 to 11:00 Features our Visit to Belgium

On Cork Music Station   this Tuesday (12th March 2019) we feature our usual mixture of music, musings and chat.  Our European Parliament special programme also begins tonight and the many images below help to illustrate our visit to Belgium in Feb. 2019 and includes interviews with Seán Kelly, MEP and Tour Coordinator Bernie Carroll from Limerick.  Happy Listening!  Click on the images to enlarge.   (S.R.) [read more …] ““Radio Treasures” Tonight from 9:30 to 11:00 Features our Visit to Belgium”

Launch of Millstreet Credit Union History Booklet 1968-2016

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.)

Wonderful Gathering for Unveiling of John & Lena Plaque in Millstreet Town Park

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.)

Peg O’Keeffe unveils the special plaque.
Denis Twomey and Denis Hickey applaud Peg having officially unveiled the plaque.
Belle Brosnan (with her Grandmother) points to the new plaque. Belle’s Grandfather, the late Neily O’Leary, devoted lots of dedicated time to the care of the Town Park and Millstreet environs.
Áine Collins was among those who were instrumental in accessing funding for Millstreet Town Park and hugely respected the inspirational efforts of John and Lena.

And we share a further 13 images from this morning’s historic occasion. [read more …] “Wonderful Gathering for Unveiling of John & Lena Plaque in Millstreet Town Park”

Wonderfully Colourful Rathmore’s St. Patrick’s Parade on Sunday

One of the many excellent participating groups in the Parade – This is Shrone N.S. with a superb presentation – one of the winning entries in fact on Sunday 10th March 2019.
The Millstreet Parade Judges arrive.
Pictured on the Parade Reviewing Stand in Rathmore.  Click in the images to enlarge.  (S.R.)  Many more pictures of the Parade to follow later in the week.

Pictorial News – Monday 11th March 2019

Our Pictorial News feature today places focus on the past weekend where we share a selection of images from a busy agenda.  Click on the pictures to enlarge.  (S.R.)

Mary and Michael Burke of “Crystal Swing” celebrate their 30th Wedding Anniversary in Lisgoold Community Centre on Sat. night pictured here also with son Derek and daughter Dervla.
Seán Murphy and I joined the uplifting occasion while Patrick and Conor O’Sullivan provided the superb music.

On Sunday a magnificent Afternoon Dance to the wonderful music of Peter Lane took place in Aubane Community Centre.
As always a truly royal welcome was extended to All in Aubane with delicious refreshments enjoyed by All.

We thank Paddy for this interesting notice.
A special note of thanks from Greg at Herlihy’s Centra regarding the recent Pancake Tuesday fundraising event for “Penny Dinners”.

Unveiling of Special Plaque at Town Park Bridge on Monday

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.)

John & Lena O’Keeffe pictured at West End, Millstreet on 18th July 2006.

 

Superb “Music Room” Presentation at Boherbue

A capacity audience enjoyed a truly magnificent presentation by Eilín Kiely at Boherbue’s “Music Room” on Thursday, 7th March 2019.  Click on the images below to enlarge.  (S.R.)

Eilín Kiely (holding record) and some of the many people who attended the excellent presentation.
Michael Cronin (Boherbue) officially expressing thanks to Eilín.
One of the many attractive prizes for the Draw.

World Book Day 2019 Celebrated at Library

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.

From left: Librarian Grace Tangney, Author Derek Mulveen and Cork Co. Council Arts Officer Sinéad Donnelly.

“Music Room” Boherbue Presentation on Thursday 7th March at 8pm

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.)

Pictured at Millstreet Gramophone Circle‘s presentation by Dermot Kiely (centre) on Friday, 15th Feb. 2019.  A capacity audience truly enjoyed the excellent programme by Dermot.  Click on the image to enlarge.

“Radio Treasures” Returns this Tuesday from 9:30 to 11:00pm

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.)

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

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. 

Jimmy Crowley, Sean Ó Sé, John White and John O’Shea’s son Tony, join us on the first of a two part programme.  [read more …] ““Where the Road Takes Me” This Sunday at 7pm on C103″

“Radio Treasures” Feature on European Parliament Next Week

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.) 

“Crimecall” Appeal Regarding Photofit

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”