Rás Tailteann passing through Millstreet today

A few minutes later than scheduled, under blue skies and a temperature of 22C, the Rás Tailteann passed through Millstreet on its way to Mitchelstown.  There was a over a minute gap between the leaders and the main peleton. The Boys National School came up town and created a fantastic atmosphere. Well done everyone that came out !

There’s a number of more videos and photos of the race below:  [read more …] “Rás Tailteann passing through Millstreet today”

Stray White Cat in Mount Leader Estate Area of Millstreet

This very friendly white cat appears to be a stray and has been seen in the Mount Leader, Clara Road area of Millstreet over the past few days. Any information would be appreciated so that we can reunite with its Owner. In the meantime neighbours in the area have been taking good care of the cat. Information please to: millstreetmuseum @eircom.net or to our Comment Page here on the website. Sincere thanks. (S.R.)

Nibbles Closing their Doors 😢

“I regret to announce that Nibbles food emporium is to cease trading with immediate effect.

As a small family business and with 14 years history in Millstreet, it has been a difficult and emotional decision. It has been a hugely rewarding experience and my great pleasure to serve all of our dear customers. Unfortunately during the past few months due to a problematic broken ankle and other minor health reasons, this difficult decision had to be made.  [read more …] “Nibbles Closing their Doors 😢”

Eurovision Memories on “Radio Treasures” Tonight from 9:30 to 11:00

Tonight, due to a number of requests, we are repeating the entire Eurovision Special programme of last Tuesday night on “Radio Treasures” tonight.   And an update regarding C103 – Eily Buckley is scheduled to feature on an interview around noon on today (Tuesday) in advance of the much anticipated Daniel & Majella Roadshow with Eily tonight at 8:30 on RTÉ 1 television.  (S.R.)

While the pictures below remind us of some of the magic moments experienced in the Millstreet area in the past – tonight on “Radio Treasures” our focus is on the 25th Anniversary of the Eurovision Song Contest of 1993.   We invite you to tune in from 9:30 to 11:00 tonight where you will hear a wide variety of local people and visitors whom we’ve recently recorded recalling their own special memories of the Millstreet Eurovision which became a reality due to Eurovisionary Noel C. and the Duggan Family supported by a wonderfully dedicated local Committee.  Log into  www.corkmusicstation.com

[read more …] “Eurovision Memories on “Radio Treasures” Tonight from 9:30 to 11:00″

“Where the Road Takes Me” – The Butter Road – C103 at 7 This Evening

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

This week on ‘Where the road takes me’, John Greene concludes a two part
programme on the building of a tourist road between Killarney and Cork in
1748 – 270 years ago almost to the day.

The road which later became known as ‘The Butter Road”, was built by John
Murphy from Cahirciveen, who suffered heavy financial losses as a result..

This week….

* With the aid of Rachel Foley from ‘Ancestors from Ireland’, we
paint a more comprehensive picture of the elusive John Murphy

* At the butter market museum in Shandon, we discover how a failure
to move with the times resulted in the demise of the lucrative butter

And…. [read more …] ““Where the Road Takes Me” – The Butter Road – C103 at 7 This Evening”

Wonderful Success in Castleisland for Danielle & Frank O’Riordan

The Kerry Athletics U9 to U16 Track and Field Championships were held in An Ríocht Castleisland last Saturday and Sunday in the glorious sunshine! Frank and Danielle O’Riordan from Dromsicane, Millstreet both did really well. Frank winning Bronze in the U 13 shot Putt with his best throw this season. His sister Danielle was: 
1st in u13 shot
4th in U13 javelin
2nd u13 relay
1st U 14 Hammer
2nd U14 Discus
3rd in U14 Relay

Sincere congratulations to Danielle and Frank on such magnificent achievements in the world of sport.  (S.R.)

Death Notice: Donal Guiney, Drishane Rd.

The death has occurred of Donal Guiney, formely of Knocknangh Kiskeam, Drishane Rd, Millstreet, Cork.

Peacefully in the loving care of St Bernadette’s Ward, Bons Secours Hospital, Cork, in the presence of his loving family, beloved husband of the late Mary(2006), beloved father of Maurice, Karl and David, father in law of Tai, Kelli and Mecker, grandfather of Eoin, Eamonn, Ciarrah and Kjersten, brother to John,Vincent, Patrick, Michael and Sheila and to the late Denis, Con, Eugene and Kathleen, mourned by brothers in law, sisters in law, nephews, nieces, relatives and a wide circle of friends.

Reposing in St Patrick’s Church, Millstreet, on Sunday evening from 6pm to 8pm. Requiem Mass on Monday at 11am and burial afterwards in St Catherine’s Cemetery, Ceann Tra, Dingle, arrival at approx 2.30pm. Family flowers only. Donations in lieu to Cunamh, Bons Secours Hospital, Cork. Ar dheis lamh Dé do raibh a anam. [1]

[read more …] “Death Notice: Donal Guiney, Drishane Rd.”

Death Notice: Eileen O’Shea, Clonbanin

The death has occurred of Eileen O’Shea (née Mc Cormack), Drominagh, Clonbanin, Cork / Hospital, Limerick. On May 15, 2018, in the presence of her loving family, at Padre Pio Nursing Home, Churchtown, EILEEN (nee McCormack, Hospital, Co Limerick). Sadly missed by her loving husband John, daughters Susan and Stephanie, her sons Mark, Sean, Patrick, Timmy and Barry, son-in-law Mark, her sisters and brothers, sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, relatives, neighbours and friends.
Reposing in Tarrant’s Funeral Home, Millstreet on today, Wednesday, from 6pm to 7.30pm, followed by removal to St. John’s Church, Dromagh. Requiem Mass on tomorrow, Thursday, at 12 noon. Burial afterwards in the adjoining cemetery. [1]

Storyteller Supreme Jack Healy at Library This Morning

Storyteller Supreme (first from left) Jack Healy provided a most entertaining hour of storytelling at Millstreet Library this morning for a wonderfully appreciative audience. Librarian Grace wished to apologise to anyone who may have thought that the event was to be on Wednesday as Grace just happened to indicate Wednesday on the Parish Newsletter although the date (15th May) was correctly mentioned. Click on the image to enlarge. (S.R.)

Memories of Eurovision 1993 on “Radio Treasures” Tuesday 9:30 to 11:00pm

Tuesday, 15th May 2018 is the exact 25th Anniversary of the 1993 Eurovision Song Contest in Millstreet to the very day.   To mark the historic occasion we share a selection of images (mostly from 1993) from Millstreet Museum Archives taken in Minor Row, at Green Glens and in the Museum.  And on Cork Music Station on Tuesday from 9:30pm we are transmitting a very special edition of “Radio Treasures” where we feature a wide variety of memories mainly from local people whom we’ve recently recorded and we also include some of the more popular songs from past Eurovisions.   We invite you to tune into our special Internet Radio Programme on www.corkmusicstation.com .   Access to our Cork Music Station is easily received by scrolling down and by clicking on the third Local Website Listing to the right of our homepage on www.millstreet.ie .  And if you wish to share a memory for another Eurovision Programme please let us know through the Seán Radley Facebook or email millstreetmuseum @eircom.net. Click on the pictures to enlarge.  Happy Listening!  (S.R.) [read more …] “Memories of Eurovision 1993 on “Radio Treasures” Tuesday 9:30 to 11:00pm”

Superb Variety of Splendid Transport in Millstreet at Weekend

This past weekend in Millstreet saw such a magnificent variety of transport – vintage and modern.  We witnessed two very impressive Steam Trains, a 51 strong Tractor Run, a Motor-cycle rally, Muskerry Vintage Car Club and some push bikes also passing through.   Here we share a selection of the hundreds of images we recorded this weekend. We include here the passing through of the first Steam Train (No. 4 Locomotive) – about one hour late (!) – on Sat. 12th May 2018 and will show the 10 minute stop of the second train on Sunday (which arrived 15 mins early!) Lots more to follow later.  Click on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.) [read more …] “Superb Variety of Splendid Transport in Millstreet at Weekend”

Norah Hickey features on the “Hot Country” Show Tonight

Norah Hickey features on the “Hot Country” Show on Sky Channel “Keep It Country” (Sky 376) tonight (14th May 2018). 

Click on the image to enlarge. (S.R.)

“Hot Country” Show is transmitted from 8 to 9pm on Mondays.  (S.R.)

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

We thank Presenter John Greene for advance information on this Sunday evening’s programme – 13th May 2018.  (S.R.)

Two hundred and seventy years ago in 1748, and almost to the day, a fifty
six mile straight road was opened between Killarney and Cork.

Although being awarded the contract for it, John Murphy from Castleisland had to raise his own finance, in the hope that he would recoup it all by making it a toll road. But the road brought financial ruin for Murphy, resulting in debts of over four thousand pounds. Nobody knows for certain what happened to him afterwards..

In a two part programme on Where the road takes me……. [read more …] “Butter Road on “Where the Road Takes me” on C103 at 7pm Sunday”

Millstreet Vintage Club Tractor Run on Tommorrow Sunday May 13th

Millstreet Vintage Club are holding a Tractor Run on Tommorrow Sunday May 13th,
Sign on is at the Wallis Arms in Millstreet from 11am with Take Off at 12.30 pm Sharp,Nice Scenic Route planned with the Run returning back to Millstreet for the Finish. 
All Tractors both Old and New are welcome to take Part, for more details contact Johnny Flynn at 087 9230332.

Superb Language & Culture Night Filmed by TG4 at MCS

A truly magnificent range of wonderful language and cultural presentations took place at the annual event in Millstreet Community School on Thursday, 10th May 2018.  It was covered by TG4 for the television series “Guth an Phobail” for later transmission.  John Tarrant covered it for the “Corkman” while we were there for our Millstreet website.  Here we share a selection of images from the occasion which was a splendid credit to the participants and the organisers where our Irish Culture was creatively included in the wonderful mixture of global enriching cultures.  More images to follow in a future feature. Click on the pictures to enlarge.  (S.R.) [read more …] “Superb Language & Culture Night Filmed by TG4 at MCS”

Jenny is going to the World Championships

The very best of luck to Jenny Schmiedel who is taking part in the World Pole Dance Championships in Tianjin, China, next Monday (May 14th). Jenny, moved with her family years ago from Germany to Kilcorney, and wanted to do the exotic sport from the time she was a teenager, and her move to college in Cork gave her the chance she wanted.

Now she has achieved her dream of opening her own studio near CIT at EM Fitness and Nutrition where she gives pole dancing classes to all ages ranging from teens up to those in their 50’s and older.


[read more …] “Jenny is going to the World Championships”

Blue Skies over Millstreet

Thanks to Mario Remon who sent us this photo from the Eurovision Village in Lisbon this morning :”The name of Millstreet in Lisbon (Portugal) today“. Eurovision fan Mario visited Millstreet last August, and met with Seán who gave him the local tour … but where did 25 years go? [1]

[read more …] “Blue Skies over Millstreet”

Millstreet Active Retirement Association at Tubrid on Monday Morning

Blessed with splendid summery weather Millstreet Active Retirement Association attended its annual May Rosary Event at Tubrid Holy Well on Monday at 11:00 a.m. (7th May 2018).   Some of the beautiful hymns sung will feature on tonight’s “Radio Treasures” on www.corkmusicstation.com (at 10:00 p.m.) … And also included in tonight’s programme – a feature on Sunday’s Mass at The City near Shrone.   Click on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.) 

Wonderful Birthday Celebration for Elizabeth Murphy

At a recent superb celebration at the Wallis Arms Hotel, Millstreet – Family and Friends joined Elizabeth Murphy (centre) of Drishane Road, Millstreet for her special Birthday event. We extend our heartfelt sincere good wishes to Elizabeth. Click on the splendid photo – kindly supplied by the Family – to enlarge. (S.R.)

In Pictures – May 5th 2018 – Sun, Rain, People, and much more

May has arrived, and finally, maybe finally,  we may have left the winter behind us. In any case this bank holiday weekend is warm and sunny and to be enjoyed. The smell of fresh cut grass is heavy in the air and it’s lovely. Below are some fifty odd photos that have appeared on social media in the last while. (note: lots of photos so it will take a little time to load)

We all missed the sun

Tego mi brakowało ☀☀☀

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Sunset from the top of Clara

[read more …] “In Pictures – May 5th 2018 – Sun, Rain, People, and much more”

Ned Tarrant Memorial Tractor Run

“We would like to thank everyone for coming to support the Tractor Run in aid of Mallow Search and Rescue on Sunday which raised an amazing €10,000 so far. 💸💰 It was a brilliant day which can be attributed to the beautiful weather and massive crowds that turned out to support this very worthy cause. 💪🏼 With over 230 tractors in attendance on the day it was bound to be a success. 🚜🚜 We would like to thank everyone involved in organising the event including Banteer Macra and members of the Kilcorney community. We want to thank everyone who helped on the day from stewarding, directing traffic to collecting money and selling raffle tickets. We would also like to thank everyone who sponsored prizes on the day and donated to the cause. Thanks very much to the staff of Moll Carthy’s Bridge for the hospitality and the lovely BBQ after the tractor run. 👏🏼👏🏼” Ned Tarrant Memroial Tractor Run

More photos and videos below:  [read more …] “Ned Tarrant Memorial Tractor Run”

Butter Road Celebrations to be Held at The Aubane Community Centre on Friday 18th May

A Celebration of 270 Years of The Old Butter Road 1748-2018 is to be Held in The Aubane Community Centre on Friday 18th May at 7.30pm

Tickets are €27 and are available from Noreen Kelleher on 087 9486673 or Celeste Buckley on 083 3135750

Book your tickets now. Last day to purchase tickets is Wednesday May 9th 2018.