Success for Local Rally Crews at the West Cork Rally

Last weekends West Cork Rally produced some great results for some of our local crews that made the trip to Clonakilty to compete in what was a very tough and challenging Event,there were Class Wins for three of our local Crews who competed with Mike P Kelleher/Iarla McCarthy emerging victorious in Class 10 in there Mark2 Escort, Sean Moynihan/Sean Nolan in another Mark2 Escort took the Class 12 Honours while John Murphy/ Eoghan McCarthy came out on top in Class 20 with there Subaru Impreza,there were also some great performances from other local Crews including Denis O`Brien/Ryan O`Brien Opel Corsa who finished 3rd in Class 10 who in turn were followed home by Denis Buckley/Declan Casey in there Ford Escort while Todd Falvey/Peter Falvey in there Porsche 911 were 5th overall in the Historic section on there return to competition following a lenghty break from the sport,unfortunately there was no luck for Dan Kelleher/Gavin Downey Ford Escort who retired with Mechanical Woes late on Sunday while luck also deserted Pat Sheehan/Liam Dennehy Renault Clio and Colin Moynihan/Sean Collins Honda Civic who both failed to make the finish.The Event was won by Donagh Kelly/Conor Foley in there Ford Focus WRC who took a record breaking fourth consecutive victory, Josh Moffett Ford Fiesta was second overall and won the hotly contested R5 catagory while Kevin Eves co-driven by Macroom Man William Lynch won the National Rally in his Toyota Corolla,Barry Jones won the Historic section in his Ford Escort and Kieran Reen in his Honda Civic was the top Junior Competitor.Frequent changeable weather during the Event made for very challenging driving conditions but as always Cork Motor Club led by Greg McCarthy and his hard working Team which included Danny Creedon/Derry Healy Subaru and Conor Falvey Porsche performing 00 Sweeper Duties along the Route Ran a Top Class Rally which was enjoyed by both Competitors and Spectators alike.

We thank Matthew Twomey for the use of his Photos and you can check out more of his photos at


Top Picture – Sean Moynihan/Sean Nolan Ford Escort Class 12 Winners

Middle Picture – Mike P Kelleher/Iarla McCarthy Class 10 Winners

Bottom Picture -John Murphy/Eoghan McCarthy Class 20 Winners

Millstreet Vintage Club Tractor Run this Sunday March 26

Millstreet Vintage Club are holding a Tractor Run on next Sunday March 26,the Run will depart from Dromtariffe Hall with Sign on from 12 Noon and Take Off at 1pm Sharp with a nice Scenic Route winding its way back to the Finish in Millstreet,Weather Permitting.
All Tractors both Old and New are welcome to take Part, for more details contact Johnny Flynn at 087 9230332 or Donie Lucey 086 8545873.

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

Among the many items about which we shall be chatting on “Radio Treasures” tonight …  Despite the snow of this morning Spring is clearly in evidence with such colourful flowers.  We visit Rathcoole Playschool which this very morning had what must be Ireland’s last superbly colourful St. Patrick’s Parade 2017.  Lots of excellent music from England, India and of course, Ireland.   And musings aplenty also. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.) To access the programme please tune into Do log into the Seán Radley Facebook to communicate with the Show.   Happy Listening!  (S.R.) And we continue to share some more images.  Please click on the pictures to enlarge.  (S.R.) continue reading the full article ““Radio Treasures” Tonight from 9:30 to 11:00″

Death Notice: Sheila Barry, Murphy Terrace,

The death has occurred on Sunday 19th March 2017 of Sheila BARRY (née Cronin), Murphy Terrace, Millstreet.

Peacefully, after a short illness. Beloved wife of Patsy and loving mother of Mary (Daly), Anthony, John (J.J.), Francis and James, her grandchildren and great-grandchildren, son-in-law, daughter-in-law and sons’ partners. Missed by her sisters Kattie, Mary and Joan. Predeceased by her brothers John and Timmy, her sisters Nora and Eily, her brothers-in-law sisters-in-law, nephews, nieces, extended family, neighbours and friends.

Reposing in Tarrant’s Funeral Home, Milstreet, on Wednesday from 6pm to 8pm followed by removal to St Patrick’s Church, Millstreet. Requiem Mass on Thursday at 12 noon followed by burial in St Mary’s Cemetery. No flowers please, donations, if desired, to Millstreet Church Restoration Fund and Parkinsons Association of Ireland. May She Rest in Peace.

Millstreet Féile Cheoil 2017

As we are a community organisation, we rely on your help to run these events. We fully appreciate all our volunteers and the more people who come on board, the less we all have to do. This year we are looking for more competition clerks to come on board – your job would be to help the judge with the smooth running of the competition. Or, you may want to stay out of the limelight – that’s OK too. You can help with venue set up and tidy up after, cleaning trophies or with our catering team.  continue reading the full article “Millstreet Féile Cheoil 2017”

Heritage Meeting at Wallis Arms Hotel on Tuesday 21st March at 8.30pm

An important Heritage Meeting regarding the Church and the Mill with the final presentation to be viewed and discussed before going to print will take place at the Wallis Arms Hotel on Tuesday, 21st March 2017 at 8:30pm.  All are very welcome to this important meeting.  We thank Margaret Bourke for this significant notice.  (S.R.)

Annual Daffodil Coffee Morning on Thursday 23rd March 2017 from 9:30 a.m.

The Annual Daffodil Coffee Morning (coordinated by Mary Fitzgerald & dedicated Supporters) will take place in Millstreet G.A.A. Community Hall this Thursday, 23rd March 2017 from 9:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m..  All are very welcome to this important and praiseworthy fundraising event.  (S.R.)

St. Patrick’s Day 2017 Greetings from Pommerit le Vicomte

The wonderfully dedicated Twinning Committee of Pommerit le Vicomte at its recent AGM. Our great Friends extend sincere greetings to us all here in Millstreet and throughout Ireland on this St. Patrick’s Week 2017. Merci boucoup nos Amis and we also extend our heartfelt greetings to all in Brittany. We especially thank Yves and Daniel for communicating with us. Click on the image to enlarge. (S.R.)

St. Patrick’s Day 2017 in Millstreet – Part One

We share the first part of our coverage of St. Patrick’s Day in Millstreet on 17th March 2017.   Click on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.)And we continue to share a further 65 pictures of the important national day. continue reading the full article “St. Patrick’s Day 2017 in Millstreet – Part One”

Wonderfully Successful “Buds of Ballybunion” at Millstreet Community School

The superb Cast and Production Team (Jennifer O’Donoghue & Margaret Buckley) of John B. Keane’s “The Buds of Ballybunion” which has been playing to capacity audiences at Millstreet Community School. The magnificent presentation featuring the excellent Students of the MCS Transition Year is thoroughly enjoyable and portrays some truly splendid dramatic talent. Sincere congrats to all involved. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)

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St. Patrick’s Story in Lego

There’s a special treat for kids on Main Street for this St.Patrick’s Day. Someone has gone to great efforts to created the lego story of St. Patrick as their window display, and it’s fantastic. Fair play to the creator. We would advise all children (small and big) to go and have a look before it disappears, but if you can’t, just click on the photo below to see the detail  (with thanks to Áine for sending this in)

Breaking News – Eily to be Grand Marshal of Millstreet Parade 2017!

Eily Buckley has been honoured with the highly prestigious role of Grand Marshal in this Friday’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade beginning at 5pm in Millstreet. Sincere congratulations to Eily who so richly deserves this great honour. The tradition of Grand Marshal for our annual Parade is new and we are very grateful to Margaret Bourke for suggesting the establishment of such an important role in the magnificent annual event. Do look out for Eily in a superb truly historic open vintage car at the beginning of the Parade. Eily will then join the many Guests on the Reviewing Stand in The Square. Click on the image to enlarge. (S.R.)

“Radio Treasures” Celebrates St. Patrick’s Week 2017

Tonight’s “Radio Treasures” truly celebrates St. Patrick’s Week 2017.   Our music is distinctively Irish and we chat about the many traditions and stories relating to our National Feast.  We share news about last Sunday’s  Parade in Rathmore and we talk about next Sunday’s Parade in Carriganima.  We also view images from today’s Confirmation Ceremony in Millstreet.  Our programme is from 9:30 to 11:00pm.   Click on the images below to enlarge.  (S.R.)  Just log into

Death Notice: Maureen O’Keeffe, Ahane

The death has occurred on Sunday 12th March 2017 of Maureen O’Keeffe, Ahane, Cullen, Cork / Knock, Mayo.

In the wonderful care of Araglen Nursing Home, Boherbue. Daughter of the late Bill and Kate (nee Duggan). Deeply regretted by her loving sister Noreen, brothers Fr Anthony, Michael and Paddy, brother-in-law, nieces, nephews, grandnieces, grandnephews, relatives, neighours and friends.

Reposing on Tuesday in the Church of the Navity, Cullen from 6.30pm to 8.00pm. Requiem Mass on Wednesday at 12 noon and burial afterwards to the adjoining cemetery. “May She Rest In Peace”

Sincere Friend of Millstreet Niamh Kavanagh Wins Celebrity Masterchef Ireland 2017

Heartfelt congratulations to sincere Friend of Millstreet since 1993 – Eurovision Winner Niamh Kavanagh who on TV3 tonight won Celebrity Masterchef Ireland 2017. Click on the images here from TV3 to enlarge. (S.R.)
Such is the kindness of Niamh that within minutes tonight she replied to our text expressing her sincere appreciation to the Millstreet people for such uplifting greetings. Niamh’s superb win may be viewed on the TV3 Player.

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Millstreet Vintage Club’s Very Successful Chat, Coffee and Cars…& Tractor

Pictured at Café Aroma, Minor Row, Millstreet on Sunday, 5th March 2017 some of the many Enthusiastic Vintage Participants at the Chat, Coffee & Cars Event where Noreen provided lots of appreciated refreshments including delicious freshly baked scones. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)

And we share further pictures from the special occasion.  Lots more images also on Facebook of Millstreet Vintage Club. continue reading the full article “Millstreet Vintage Club’s Very Successful Chat, Coffee and Cars…& Tractor”

Millstreet St. Patrick’s Day Parade 2017








Death Notice: Chris Kiely, Liscahane, Millstreet

The death has taken place of Chris Kiely, Liscahane, Millstreet.  R.I.P.. Rosary this Thursday, 9th March 2017, at 7pm in Tarrant’s Funeral Home, Millstreet.    Lying in Repose from 6pm on tomorrow, Friday with removal at 8pm to St. Patrick’s Church, Millstreet.   Requiem Mass at 12 noon on Saturday followed by burial in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Drishane Road.  Ar dheis Dé go raibh a hanam dílis.

Annual Good Friday Table Quiz in Aubane

Aubane Social Club Annual Good Friday Table Quiz will take place on Friday 14 April at 8.30 pm in Aubane Community Centre, Tables of 4 €40.00,Under 18`s half price. Raffle also on the night. All Welcome.


Wonderfully Successful MCS Quiz for Lourdes Project 2017

Coordinators of the hugely successful MCS Quiz for Lourdes Project at the Wallis Arms Hotel on Friday, 3rd March 2017 at which Patrick W. O’Leary’s seven Kentucky Derby gifts as spot prizes were given very special mention. The overall fund on the night amounted to a most impressive €1,239.80. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)

And we share lots more images from the superb occasion. continue reading the full article “Wonderfully Successful MCS Quiz for Lourdes Project 2017”

Historic Millstreet Town Park Committee Minute Book to be Presented to Millstreet Museum

Members of the splendid Millstreet Town Park Committee attending a recent meeting (3rd March 2017) in the Canon O’Donovan Millstreet Day Care Centre at which the Minute Book which has been in use since 1971 saw its final report written by Secretary, Denis Hickey and signed by Chairman, Denis Twomey. The very historic document will later be presented to Millstreet Museum.   We thank all the Committee for such a magnificent gesture.  Permission was also given to record the historic meeting on Friday night. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)
The first report in 1971.

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Superb New Look Reen’s Pharmacy at Main Street, Millstreet

Friday, 3rd March 2017 was an historic day in Main Street, Millstreet when the magnificent new look “Life Pharmacy” was launched at Reen’s Family Chemist Setting. Here we meet members of the dedicated Staff. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)
Frank Reen with daughter Mairéad and the Infant of Prague statue that Frank’s father displayed when he began as a Chemist in 1938.

Every success and blessing for the future.

People You Should Know in Gwangju…John Howard

Kilcorney native John Howard has spent the last five years in South Korea. He lives, works and plays in Gwangju, a city of 1.5 million people in South West of the country. He’s interviewed this week on the Gwangju Blog as one of the “People You Should Know in Gwangju”:

Name…John Howard
Occupation…Elementary School English teacher
Hometown…Kilcorney, North County Cork, Ireland (current population 406 approx.)
Length of time in Korea…Arrived Sunday, March 4th, 2012 so MY GOD coming up on 5 years in Korea now! :-O
My hometown is famous for…having the oldest primary school in Ireland still in operation (built in 1864!) Also, Kilcorney has a higher presence of sióga/fairies than other villages in Ireland. They roam the moors at night… but I’m not supposed to talk about them…
I wish I couldRead the full interviewon the Gwangju Blog

Pictorial News on 3rd March 2017 in Millstreet & Boherbue

Delighted with the seven Kentucky Derby spot prize gifts kindly sent by Patrick W. O’Leary of Louisville, Kentucky, USA for tonight’s fundraising quiz at the Wallis Arms Hotel (3/3/2017) – from left: John Magee (Chaplain at MCS) and Students Úna Buckley and Dervla Murphy. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)

The Healy Family of Brussels and Washington DC tracing roots at Adrivale on Thursday and delighted to meet with Tony Healy of Curracahill, Millstreet.

Frances Curtin (holding discs) pictured with just some of the very many attendees in the Music Room, Boherbue where she presented a truly superb musical programme on Thursday, 2nd March 2017.  Also present is CUH Radio Presenter (6th from left) Philip Brennan who will be presenting his Gramophone Circle programme in Macroom Library on Friday, 10th March at 11:00 a.m..

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