New Air Ambulance to be based in Rathcoole Airfield

RTÉ news yesterday featured the new Community Air Ambulance which touched down in Kerry Airport, but it never said that it will be based out Rathcoole Airfield.

“We had initially looked at Cork Airport but felt that north Cork would be a better location as it would give us more land coverage. The weather also tends to be a lot better in north Cork than at the airport  as it is farther away from the sea, a consideration we felt was vitally important in maintaining a 24/7, around-the-clock service. There was also the issue of securing suitable hangar space at Cork Airport. For many different considerations, Rathcoole is the perfect location for the service, which we hope to have operational within the next six weeks This will be a real asset for the north Cork region,”

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Newspaper of 1967 Relevant to Millstreet and Drishane

As Patrick W. O’Leary of Louisville, Kentucky has returned to the USA following his recent holiday in Ireland he continues to maintain important links with his favourite Millstreet ancestral home.   During his research he has come across a wonderfully relevant newspaper cutting from “The Press Democrat” of Monday, 4th Sept. 1967.  Here he shares the cutting with us.  Click on the images to enlarge…The text in the article will be enhanced when enlarged.  (S.R.)

Patrick W. O’Leary of Louisville, Kentucky bids farewell to Millstreet on Monday, 17th Sept. 2018 following a most enjoyable Irish Visit. Patrick maintains strong links with his Adrivale ancestral roots.
Newscutting from “The Press Democrat” of Mon. 4th Sept. 1967.

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Very Successful National Fundraising Coffee Morning 2018 for Hospice

On this National Fundraising Coffee Morning 2018 for Hospice – Millstreet’s event took place at Café Aroma in Minor Row.   This most successful occasion was coordinated by Stokes & Co. Solicitors (next door to Café Aroma) in aid of Marymount Hospice in Cork.  Here we share a selection of seven images illustrating the occasion.  Click on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.) [read more …] “Very Successful National Fundraising Coffee Morning 2018 for Hospice”

Ellen Donohue of Carrigacooleen, b.1863

I have just found that my late husand’s grandmother was born in Millstreet in 1863. Her name was Ellen Donohue and her father was Dennis Donohue and her mother was Hannah Riordan. Dennis’s father was John Donohue and her mother was Ellena. I would like to contact anyone connected with this family. Ellen came to Australia in 1888 and I have been looking for her for many years and only just found her.  [read more …] “Ellen Donohue of Carrigacooleen, b.1863”

Magnificent Sunset as Storm Ali Passes

Appearing briefly to the west of Millstreet this Wednesday evening (19th Sept. 2018) we captured this truly magical sunset over Killarney Road as Ireland is relieved that Storm Ali is now passed on. Note the exquisite rays and the silver lining of the clouds on the right. Click on the image to enlarge. (S.R.)

*Further Details of Millstreet Culture Night 2018*

*Further details of Millstreet Culture Night 2018*

On this Friday night, September 21st, there will be a recital by Millstreet
Pipe Band in the Square at 7pm followed by an outdoor show by Empire
Acrobatic Rock’n Roll Dance School & songs from Drishane Castle Choir. The
Vintage Club will also be present with a ‘Vintage Display’

The E Centre in the Square, will be the location for the Cork Photographic
Exhibition, Millstreet Knitting Club, an Art Exhibition by Bertie Buckley &
Ini from Love & Care for People will also be present. The winners of the
Colouring Competition will also be announced & their work will be on
display.

Please support this fun free night of entertainment.

We thank Marie Twomey of Millstreet Pipe Band for this important update.  (S.R.)

Millstreet Vintage Club Display at Culture Night in Millstreet on Friday Sept 21st

Millstreet Vintage Club are delighted to be associated with the Culture Night in Millstreet which will be held on this coming Friday Sept 21st,the Vintage Club will put on a Display of Vintage Equipment Cars Tractors etc for the Evening and there are plenty Exhibits and Activities planned around the Town as well for the Culture Night itself,do support this Event and its all for Free.

Othello Obaro Expresses Sincere Thanks To All in Millstreet

WE THANK YOU VERY SINCERELY FOR SUPPORTING THE APPLICATON OF
AN “AFRICAN CATHOLIC FAMILY” WHO LIVED IN DRISHANE AND
WHO HAVE NOW BEEN GRANTED LEAVE TO REMAIN AND WORK IN IRELAND.

Attached is an EXTRACT from a letter of thanks from Othello on behalf of his family.

Signed:
Mona & Michael O’ Sullivan, Pat Breen and Mona Linehan.

To all the people who signed the petition and to all the people of Millstreet, Thank you.
The Minister has given us our residence.
We love you so much, and with joy we feel so proud you chose us as one of your friends.
God bless you.
Othello Obaro.

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Great Support for CART Tractor Run in Carriganima Today

Millstreet Vintage Club and CART Carriganima wish to thank everyone for there support today on the Tractor Run,the weather was superb on the day and some 60 Tractors took to the road and conveyed through what was a lovely Route which made its way back to the finish at The Pub in Carriganima where some Refreshments were enjoyed by all,again many thanks from CART Carriganima and Millstreet Vintage Club for the great turn out and support on the day,it is very much appreciated.
(Photos Courtesy of Sean Radley and Patrick W O’Leary)

A Wonderfully Busy Saturday in a Colourful Millstreet

Saturday, 15th Sept. 2018 truly was a very busy and exciting day in Millstreet which included the official welcome of our Breton Visitors from Pommerit le Vicomte who will be on holiday for the next week – While Tubrid Holy Well and Millstreet GAA Community Hall were the venues for the inspirational Faith and Light Group from all over Munster.  Lots and lots of superbly colourful Cork Flags and window displays salute the splendidly talented Chloe Collins in advance of the All-Ireland in Croke Park on Sunday.  Here we share images from the many happenings in Millstreet this Saturday.  Click on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.)

Our Breton Friends Arrive at noon in The Square.
Breton and Irish Friends Reunite.
Faith and Light Group from all over Munster pictured in Millstreet GAA Hall.
Millstreet Pipe Band Church Gate Collection this weekend.

Saturday shopping with Kathleen accompanied by V.I.P. displaying the Cork colours!
Universal Support for Chloe Collins – Cork Player Supreme – Every success in the All-Ireland on Sunday in Croke Park.

Margaret Pierce and Mum in magnificent style chilling out at Café Aroma before attending a wedding reception.
Loyal Galway Supporter Geraldine Dennehy supporting Cork on this occasion!
Herlihy’s Centra Expresses thanks for the wonderful support to the recent fundraising Spinathon.

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CART Charity Tractor Run on Sunday Sept 16th in Carriganima

Millstreet Vintage Club Carriganima Tractor Run in aid of CART Rural Transport Service on Tommorrow Sunday September 16th. Registration at The Pub Carriganima from 10.30 am. Run starting at 12 noon sharp. Nice local scenic route. Refreshments afterwards at The Pub in Carriganima. Contact Sean on (087)2600640, or Dan on (087)2452569 for details.
(NOTE NO PASSENGERS ALLOWED ON RUN WITHOUT SAFETY BELTS)

Excellent Family History Support at Millstreet Library

On Thursday, 13th Sept. 2018 Millstreet Library was the location for a day of Family History Research with the wonderfully enthusiastic Genealogist Supreme from Co. Limerick – Karen O’Riordan from the Local Studies Library of Cork County Library.  Karen met a number of people having spoken to them by phone some days ago receiving some background family history and then researching each person’s family history.  For me I got some very valuable insights into the O’Leary (my mother’s maiden name) Family History.  Karen asked us to focus on just one of our parents.   What a truly excellent service by Cork County Library.   If there is a further occasion when such a Day of Family History is repeated we would certainly encourage you to participate.  All seen by the superbly dedicated Karen today felt greatly enriched by the treasured information shared.  Our pictures illustrate Karen working with just two of the many appreciative participants – Margaret Healy and yours truly.  Very special thanks also to the consistently helpful Millstreet Librarian – Grace Tangney who coordinated this special Day of Family History.  (S.R.) [read more …] “Excellent Family History Support at Millstreet Library”

Two Further Historic Gems Kindly Presented to Millstreet Museum

This magnificent Tapestry of President John F. Kennedy with the Statue of Liberty and the American Flag was first purchased in Germany in 1965. It has been kindly donated to Millstreet Museum by the Randles Family of Minor Row in memory of the late Paul Fitzgerald who bravely served in the American Air Force. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)
This wonderful framed portrait of Pope Pius XI was presented by Jerry who dedicatedly restored the historic image. This Pope was in Rome during the Eucharistic Congress of 1932 which was held in Dublin. As Popes did not leave the Vatican to travel abroad at that time he sent his Papal Legate – Cardinal Lorenzo Lauri. Many children born that year in Ireland had Lauri as part of their Christian Name. (S.R.)

 

Millstreet Community Council Extends Very Best Wishes to Maria Murphy, Ballydaly

Millstreet Community Council sends best wishes to Maria Murphy, Ballydaly who is a Contestant in the Miss Ireland Competition to be held in Dublin on Sunday next, 16th Sept. 2018.

We thank Noel Buckley for this well wishing notice.  (S.R.)

“Radio Treasures” on Cork Music Station at 9:30 to 11:00 Tonight

Our 10pm feature tonight on “Radio Treasures” on Cork Music Station  (Tues. 11th Sept. 2018) recalls Michael Linehan’s 70th Birthday which took place in Scartaglin on last Saturday night. We also hear the superb pipe music as played by Con Houlihan of Cullen Pipe Band as he piped Michael into the three Bars in Scartaglin – O’Connor’s, Lyons’s and Fleming’s. We reflect on the very successful Autumn Vintage Car Run of last Sunday. We chat about our 1940s  historic photos of Millstreet Boys’ Secondary School. And we travel to Gneeves Wind Farm in the company of Patrick W. O’Leary, Kentucky, USA and Brendan Murphy, Millstreet.

Morley Family Reunion 2018. Pictured at Millstreet Museum Cullen welcomes VIP American Cousins.

We’ve lots of musings and music plus songs from artists like André Rieu, Nat King Cole, Judy Garland, Ann Shelton, The Seekers, Les Paul & Mary Ford plus Hymns from Medjugorje. And there’s more…lots more! Do join us from 9:30 to 11:00pm (Irish Time). Feel very welcome to contact our live broadcast by emailing us on <millstreetmuseum@eircom.net>, by texting 086 825 0074 or by joining our chatline on the Seán Radley Facebook Page.

Michael Linehan’s 70th Birthday in Scartaglin.

Many have enquired if we have podcasts of our weekly 10pm features so that they could listen to them if the live broadcast was missed. As yet we do not have such an audio archive but we are hoping to develop this facility in the not-too-distant future as very kind support for this has become available about which we shall give more details later. For now happy listening to our live broadcast this evening! Below we share images from the topics included in our programme. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)

Brendan Murphy and Patrick W. O’Leary at Gneeves Wind Farm.
Autumn Vintage Run Reaches Top of Coom on Sunday.
Music from the Kingdom at Michael Linehan’s 70th Birthday.

[read more …] ““Radio Treasures” on Cork Music Station at 9:30 to 11:00 Tonight”

Death Notice: Humphrey Golden, late of Kilcorney

The death has occurred peacefully, at his residence, on Monday 10th September 2018 of Humphrey Golden, Kilberehert, Freemount, Co. Cork, and late of Kilcorney. Beloved partner of Helen O’ Sullivan, and much loved father of Sinead, Chloe, Mark, Steve, Shane, and Joe. Sadly missed by his loving partner, family, sisters Kathleen, Hannah and Nora, brothers Dan, Paddy and Seamus, extended family, relatives and friends.
Reposing at his residence in Kilberehert, Freemount Eircode P56R520 on Wednesday from 4pm to 7pm followed by prayers, Reception into St Michael’s Church Freemount, on Thursday at 1 30pm, Followed by Requiem Mass at 2pm Funeral afterwards to St Brigid’s Cemetery, Buttevant. May he rest in peace. [1]

Fantastic Summer of Dancing at Mushera Platform for 2018

The Final Dance of the Summer finished up last Sunday Evening at Mushera Platform with a great Crowd in attendance as they danced the Evening away to the Sound of Peter Lane in perfect weather conditions. It was a great Season Finale to close out a fantastic Summer of entertainment at the Mushera Platform for 2018. A huge tank you to each and everyone who supported the dancing all the year and many thanks also to all the bands who gave us such great entertainment to keep this tradition alive. All of this wouldn’t fall into place on the day only for our wonderful Committee which we are so grateful to have. Looking forward to 2019 P.G.

Every Success to Chloé Collins from Millstreet Community Council

Millstreet Community Council extends best wishes to Chloé Collins as she
dons the Cork jersey in Croke Park for the All-Ireland Senior Ladies
Football Final on next Sunday, 16th Sept. 2018.

The Community Council would also encourage businesses and householders in the town to put on a display of flags for Chloe on Sunday and for Cultural Night on Friday, 21st September.

We thank Noel Buckley for this uplifting notice.  (S.R.)

Great Turnout for Millstreet Vintage Club Autumn Car Run held last Sunday

Luke Hurley and all at Millstreet Vintage Club would like to thank everyone that took part on Sunday in the Clubs Autumn Car Run,also a big thanks goes out to the hardworking Marshals who kept the Run going smoothly all day,to everyone that helped out at Sign on and Documentation before the start of the Run and to the Wallis Arms,Top of Coom Pub and The Auld Triangle for there Hospitality and use of there Premises we are grateful for all the help and support ye gave,46 Fantastic Cars took part and made there way through some lovely Countryside along the Cork /Kerry Border with a couple of Stops along the way at The Top of Coom Pub and in Picturesque Gougane Beara before the final stop at The Auld Triangle in Macroom for Dinner which concluded what was a most enjoyable day,we hope to see ye all again very soon,Luke.

 

Hugely Successful Autumn Car Run 2018 Blessed with Ideal Weather Conditions

Superbly coordinated by Luke Hurley and his wonderfully dedicated Team in Millstreet Vintage Club the Autumn Car Run was a magnificent success on Sunday, 9th Sept. 2018.  Visiting the Top of Coom with its exquisite scenery and royal welcome followed by a most memorable visit to Gougane Barra the event, blessed with ideal weather, ended with an excellent meal at “The Auld Triangle” Macroom.  Here we share just three of the many images we recorded  – a selection of which we shall later feature – just to whet the appetite for our full coverage of the most enjoyable event.  Click on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.)

Preparing for the Autumn Vintage Car Run splendidly coordinated by Luke Hurley (sixth from left).
Reaching Gougane Barra we meet the youngest person to participate in the Autumn Run.
All ready to begin the Autumn Vintage Car Run 2018 – From left: Patrick W. O’Leary, Louisville, Kentucky, USA;  Ita Fitzgerald, Cullen;  Donie Lucey, Derrinagree.

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Additional Activities on Millstreet Culture Night on Fri. 21st Sept. 2018

After the entertainment in the Square at 7pm on September 21st, Millstreet
Culture Trail will continue with Trad Sessions in McCarthy’s Bar & The
Clara Inn. At 9pm there will be Bingo in the Bush Bar, at 9.30pm a Quiz in
Corkery’s Bar & 45 Cards in The Bridge Bar. There is something for everyone to enjoy on this special night.

We thank Marie Twomey of Millstreet Pipe Band for this important update.  (S.R.)

In Other News – 9th September 2018

Returns from the 2016 Census show that Millstreet is one of only seven towns in Ireland where over 90% listed their religion as Roman Catholic … (Irish Independent)

Community news: Millstreet Matters – The Millstreet Adult Learning Centre hosts an open day today from 10.30am to 1.30pm in the Adult Learning Centre, Main Street… (the Corkman)

Horse fair returns to Millstreet – Favourable autumnal weather provided the perfect backdrop for all-comers to enjoy the latest staging of the age old Millstreet Horse Fair last Sunday… (the Corkman)

Reserve Champion for Seamus and Mary Curtin of Kilcorney, as their Charolais cross weanling bull  was judged the reserve champion at the first spring born weanling sale at Kanturk Mart (Farmer’s Journal)

[read more …] “In Other News – 9th September 2018”