We thank Presenter, John Greene, for advance information to this Sunday (24th March 2019) evening’s programme at 7 on C103. (S.R.)
Another one of Cork’s Showband stars has passed away.
Over the Bank Holiday weekend, Declan Ryan died peacefully at his home in Blackrock on Cork City’s Southside.
On this week’s edition of ‘Where the road takes me’, John Greene pays tribute to the man who once fronted the ‘Regal’ and ‘Arrivals’ showbands.
We hear excerpts from an interview recorded with him over two years ago, in which he describes leaving his job at the parcels office in CIE, to become a fulltime singer and musician. At seventeen years of age, Declan, as lead singer with the Regal, was now earning twice as much as his father was.
We hear how his big hit ‘I need you’ came about, and reached number six in the Irish charts in 1965.
Millstreet Vintage Club Johnny Hickey Memorial Spring Car Run on Tommorrow Sunday March 24th next,Johnny was a Founding Member and former Chairman of Millstreet Vintage Club and was a highly Respected Person both in the Club and beyond so its a pleasure for Millstreet Vintage Club to be holding the Inaugural Johnny Hickey Run,The Millstreet Pipe Band will lead off the Run from the Square in Millstreet and this will be very appropriate as Johnny was a very active and Enthusiastic Member of the Pipe Band,a Nice Scenic Route has been laid on with Sign on at the Wallis Arms Hotel from 10.30 am and take off at 12 Noon,Johnny Hickey Memorial Cup up for grabs for Best Car on the day,we will be returning back to Millstreet for the conclusion of the Run with Dinner at the Wallis Arms Hotel for more details Call Bernard on 087 7924406, Willie on 087 2229874 or Denis on 087 2033350.
The death has occurred on Thursday 21st March 2019 of Christy Dennehy, Youghal / Kilcorney. Christy, (Redforge, Garryduff, Lackaroe, Youghal and late of Kilcorney, Millstreet) beloved husband of the late Margaret (nee Mason)(Clashmore) loving son of the late Peter and Julia, and loving brother of the late Nora-May, Philomena, Andrew, Danny, Matthew, Pete-Joe, and John. Much loved Dad of Mary (O’Keeffe), Peter, Sheila, and Martina (Landers), sadly missed by his loving family, grandchildren Aaron, Roisin, Conor, Colm and Emma, sons-in-law Billy and Brian, sister Rita (Leneghan) (Kanturk), broters-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, grandnieces, grandnephews, relatives, neighbours and friends. Rest in Peace.
Reposing at Egan’s Funeral Home, Greencloyne, Youghal P36 KN29 on Saturday from 6pm until prayers at 8pm. Burial in North Abbey Cemetery, Youghal on Sunday following 11am Mass at the Holy Family Church, Youghal. [rip]
The response to the fundraising Daffodil Day 2019 in aid of the Irish Cancer Society within the Millstreet area was hugely supportive with a most impressive total (as of now) of €4,100.00 lodged into the account of the Irish Cancer Society. We thank Phil Sheehan of the Coordinating Team for the update. This is a very encouraging result from today’s tremendous work by several Volunteers outside Herlihy’s Centra, Millstreet Post Office, Supervalu and Coleman’s Centra – especially when one considers that weather truly affected the overall national response and the ICS is not confident that the annual target of €4 million will be reached this year so nationwide the appeal continues. Here we feature some 10 images from today’s Daffodil Day in Millstreet Town. The Organising Team extends sincere thanks for such a superb response here in Millstreet. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.) [read more …] “Wonderful Response to Daffodil Day 2019 in Millstreet”
This Friday, 22nd March 2019 is National Daffodil Day in aid of the Irish Cancer Society. Dedicated Volunteers are at a variety of venues throughout Millstreet Town. The generous support for such a praiseworthy cause is greatly appreciated. Yesterday on 21st March in Millstreet G.A.A. Community Hall a special Coffee Morning for the very same cause was most successful and had been coordinated by Mary Fitzgerald (in red on third image below). We share a selection of images from that event. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.) [read more …] “Today is National Daffodil Day in Aid of Irish Cancer Society”
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”
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.)
Afternoon Tea Dance Sunday 10th March 3-5.30 pm. Music by Peter Lane at Aubane Community Center
Fitness Class in Aubane Community Centre on Thursday 14th March for five weeks concluding on Thursday 11 April. Start Time 8.00pm – 9.00pm. Payment of €40.00 on first night,futher details contact John F Kelleher 086 1942161 or Noreen Kelleher 087 9486673
Good Friday Table Quiz on Friday 19 April at 8.30 pm. Table of Four People 40 Euro. Under 18s Half Price. National School and Secondary School children welcome. Raffle on the Night
Easter Egg Hunt for kids on Saturday 20th April on the grounds of Aubane Community Center. – more details to follow
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.)