New Opening Hours at Millstreet Museum

We wish to express sincere thanks to Myra Sheehan who for the past three years has so magnificently achieved so much in her dedicated work in Millstreet Museum & Tourist Information Centre.   In particular Myra’s superb scanning of thousands of photographs permitting us to share worldwide on a digital format an amazing pictorial database of Millstreet’s history – this is of such immense importance and we are so very grateful to Myra for her inspiring approach to such work.   Myra has also been the wonderfully cheerful Assistant Curator who has greeted so many from all parts of the world and splendidly projected an excellent uplifting image of Millstreet in such a heartfelt and sincere manner.  Míle buíochas, Myra and we wish you every blessing and success in the future.   And Myra has helped to guide our new Assistant Curator – Mary Shine -into her new role.   We extend a Royal Welcome to Mary and feel so fortunate that people of your wonderfully high calibre are part of our Team.   Special thanks to Supervisor, Denis Hickey also for his ever helpful assistance.   

Opening Hours of Millstreet Museum:   9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday.   Also at other times by appointment with Curator.

Myra is pictured third from left at one of our Museum Church Gate Collections.
A scene from the past before Millstreet Museum was re-established following refurbishment some years ago – the then Minister Leo Varadkar (present Taoiseach) is presented with a portrait of Tubrid by then T.D. Áine Collins as he meets at Millstreet Museum in Carnegie Hall premises a group interested in the promotion of Walking Tourism.
Carnegie Hall – Home of Millstreet Museum

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

Our 10pm interview tonight on Cork Music Station will whet the appetite for next week’s full feature on Millstreet Vintage Club’s most successful Event in aid of Cork Simon Community – we chat with Chairman of MVC Donie Lucey.   And also in tonight’s “Radio Treasures” we include musings, music and songs galore.  We thank Eily Buckley for her much appreciated mention in her Regional Report of our weekly programme.  And we chat about the many items illustrated below.   Click on the images to enlarge.  Feel most welcome to make contact by logging into our “Seán Radley” Facebook chat page or by texting 086 825 0074.  One may also email us on millstreetmuseum – Happy Listening!

Hugely successful MIllstreet Vintage Club Event for Cork Simon Community

Dietitian Niamh O’Connor of Cork Nutrition Consultancy pictured with Librarian Grace Tangney following a truly splendid talk at Millstreet Library during which excellent advice and tips were shared.
A section of the capacity audience present for the magnificent programme at Millstreet Gramophone Circle given by Eithne O’Keeffe of Boherbue (third from left). Dermot Kiely of Cullen (on right of Eithne) will present in Millstreet on Fri. 15th Feb. 2019.

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Patrick Supporting Annual Quiz from Kentucky U.S.A.

Patrick W. O’Leary of Louisville, Kentucky, U.S.A. has very kindly been supporting the annual Quiz in aid of the four Students from Millstreet Community School who travel as Helpers to Lourdes on an annual basis.  Pictured below are three of the four Students on this year’s project with School Chaplain, John Magee who coordinates the inspiring programme – with the many attractive items which Patrick has sent to the School and which will be part of the important Draw on Quiz night in the Wallis Arms Hotel on Friday, 1st Feb. 2019 beginning at 8pm.   MCS is very grateful for Patrick’s wonderful support.  Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)

Patrick W. O’Leary from Kentucky, USA receives a royal welcome from Billy as he arrives in 2017 at the Wallis Arms Hotel, Millstreet. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)

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Annual General Meeting of Millstreet Town Park Fri. 25th Jan. at 8pm

The Annual General Meeting of Millstreet Town Park will take place on this Friday, 25th Jan. 2019 at 8.00p.m. in the Millstreet Day Care Centre.  All are very welcome.  The Meeting will be preceded by the celebration of Mass in St. Patrick’s Church, Millstreet at 7:30pm for all Deceased Members.  We thank Denis for the notice.  (S.R.)

Mushera Mountain Climb Presentation to Irish Air Ambulance Group in Aubane Community Centre on Thursday Feb 7th at 8pm

The Proceeds of the Annual Christmas Morning Climb will be presented to Representatives of the Irish Air Ambulance Group on Thursday 7th February at 8.00 pm sharp in Aubane Community Centre. To all those who climbed on Christmas Morning we would love to see you there and Everybody Welcome to come along on the Night.

Millstreet Vintage Club Cars,Coffee and Chat Morning in aid of Cork Simon Community on Sunday Jan 20th

Millstreet Vintage Club are holding a Cars, Coffee, and Chat Morning in aid of the Cork Simon Community, in the Wallis Arms Hotel  Millstreet on tommorrow Sunday Jan 20th All Vintage, Classic, & Retro Cars/Bikes/etc/Members of the General Public are very welcome, so why not come along on the day if you are free and support a great Cause in Cork Simon Community. The Event kicks off at 11am. Contact Donie Lucey on 086-8545873 for more details. New Members are always Welcome to join the Club.


TR Dallas appearing at The Pub in Carriganima on Friday Night Jan 25th

The Legendary TR Dallas is making a welcome Return to the Pub in Carriganima on Friday Night Jan 25th,we look forward to a great Night Out with this Singing Legend so do keep Friday Jan 25th marked up in your Diary,should be a good One. 

“Radio Treasures” on Tuesday at 10pm Features Many Interviews Recorded at Last Week’s BTYS Exhibition in Dublin’s RDS

A visit to the recent BTYS Exhibition at Dublin’s RDS was hugely inspiring and uplifting where the superb creativity of Ireland’s young people was truly in evidence.   We meet and interview enthusiastic and dedicated Students from Millstreet Community School, from Bantry Community College as well as Students from Kanturk, Clare and many other areas.  Below we share images from our visit during which we got wonderful support from Teachers Denise, Francis and Jennifer as well as from Fr. James McSweeney.  And we get to meet Simon Meehan – overall winner of last year’s National Competition and who also was very successful at European level.   We invite you to listen into “Radio Treasures” on Tues. 15th Jan. 2019 on Cork Music Station ( at 10pm when we hear the inspirational description by the many Students of such fascinating projects.   We even discover if music has an effect on blood pressure!  Here we share some 22 images – a selection of the many pictures we recorded on our visit to the Exhibition last Thursday (10th Jan.).  Our broadcast begins at 9:30pm on Tuesday but the BTYS feature begins at 10pm.  Happy Listening!  Click on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.) 


Bantry Community College Students with Fr. James McSweeney
Millstreet Community School Students
An interview with Jennifer O’Donoghue and Francis Lyons – Coordinating Teachers from Millstreet Community School
A wonderful chat with Simon Meehan – Overall winner of BTYS 2018.

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Death Notice: Con-Joe Murphy, Curraraigue

The death has occurred of Cornelius Joseph (Con-Joe) MURPHY
Curraraigue, Rathcoole, Cork. On 13th January 2019, peacefully in the loving care of the nurses and staff at Marymount Hospice Cork. CORNELIUS JOSEPH (CON-JOE). Beloved husband and best friend of Joan (née Twohig) and loving father of Marie (Ashe) and John (Jack). Sadly missed by his wife, daughter, son, sisters Margaret (O’Leary) and Maureen (Healy), daughter-in law Sheila, and Marie’s partner David. Grandchildren Michelle, Shane, Siobhan, Sinead and Niall, great grandchild Noah, nieces, nephews, sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, relatives neighbours and friends. May he rest in Peace.
Reposing at Tarrant’s Funeral Home, Millstreet on Monday from 6pm to 8pm followed by removal to St John’s Church, Dromagh. Requiem Mass on Tuesday at 12 noon, burial afterwards in St Mary’s Cemetery, Millstreet. Family flowers only, donation in lieu to Marymount Hospice, Cork. Enquires to O’Leary Funeral Directors, Knocknagree on 0872229866. [RIP]

Millstreet Vintage Club AGM Report

Millstreet Vintage Club held a very successful AGM at The Parish Centre in Millstreet on last Thursday Night Jan 10th.
There were close on 40 people in Attendance comprising of both current Club Members and also a significant number of New people who also became Members of the Vintage Club on the Night at the Meeting as well.
Dan O`Riordan Club Secretary outlined and recapped on a very successful and busy year for the Club in 2018 with many great events being held including a highly successful Charity Truck Run,Car Runs, Tractor Runs, Barbeque, Cars/Chat/Coffee Morning,Model Show etc taking place and as a result the Club raised over €6,500 along the way during the year as well for some very worthy Charities which included a presentation to both Millstreet Hospital and Millstreet Community Housing of €500 each before the AGM took place on Thursday Night last.

Myra Sheehan Club Treasurer gave a detailed Financial Report for The Year while Club Chairman Donie Lucey in his address thanked all Club Members,Fellow Committee Members and anyone else who helped and supported the Club during the Course of the past Year gone by.

Following this a New Committe for the Club was Elected as Follows:

Geoff O`Sullivan- President
John Barry-Vice President
Donie Lucey- Chairman
Luke Hurley -Vice Chairman
Dan O`Riordan-Secretary
Tim Lucey-Assistant Secretary
Myra Sheehan-Treasurer
Tom Mulcahy-Assistant Treasurer
Bernard Crowley-PRO
Dan Barry/Luke Hurley-Safety Officer.
Finbar Hurley-Equipment Officer

Millstreet Vintage Club presented Awards on the Night for the Best Vintage Car to be brought out for the First Time during 2018 by a Club Member,the overall Winner of this was Mary Keane with both Willie Fitzgerald and Peter Dineen taking the Runner Up Awards in this Category.

Millstreet Vintage Club are again planning on having a Busy year in 2019 with many of the Events held during 2018 being planned again for the coming Year with the first Event of 2019 taking place on Sunday Jan 20 which will be a Cars/Coffee/Chat Morning in aid of Cork Simon Community  which will be held at the Wallis Arms Hotel starting at 11am, further details of this Event and all the other Events to take place during the coming Year will follow shortly.
The Club is always open to New Members and if you want to find out more about joining the Club give Donie Lucey a Call on 086 8545873 or Dan O`Riordan on 087 2452569 or you can contact any Club Member and please do check out our  Twitter Page for updates, and you can check us out on Facebook as well at  or Email <email>

Millstreet Students Are True Ambassadors at Magnificent BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition 2019 at Dublin’s RDS

The wonderfully enthusiastic and dedicated Students from Millstreet Community School at the end of a very full, exciting and tiring Thursday (10th Jan. 2019) inspiring the enormous attendance with their six amazing Projects. We interviewed all of the Students and a very special feature on on “Radio Treasures” this Tuesday, 15th Jan. 2019 will be broadcast at 10pm where we shall give a detailed insight into the 55th National Exhibition. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)
2018 BTYS Overall Winner, Simon Meehan with Fr. James McSweeney at the Exhibition in Dublin on Thursday. Fr. James was hugely helpful in helping us locate the various people for interviews.
Interviewing the superbly inspiring and wonderfully friendly 2018 Winner, Simon Meehan. Simon from Waterfall near Cork and a Student in Coláiste Choilm in Ballincollig is among the many whom we interview for our special broadcast on Tuesday at 10pm. It makes for fascinating listening.


True Ambassadors Supreme for Millstreet Community School participating in the highly prestigious national event. We shall be sharing lots more images later. Every success to all the Students. We thank their Teachers whom we also interviewed for being so very helpful in our attempt to record such an historic occasion.    One of my New Year’s Resolutions this year was to attend this truly fascinating National Exhibition at the RDS…so thankfully the task is fulfilled and now is the time to share the splendid experience!

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Elvis & Friends on “Radio Treasures” on CMS Tonight from 9:30 to 11:00

Lots of variety tonight on “Radio Treasures” on Cork Music Station … At 10pm we repeat (by popular request) highlights of the New Year Celebrations at The Square, Millstreet.   Our main focus tonight is of course recalling the life of Elvis Presley who would have been 84 years old today had he lived longer.   We hear many of the most popular of the songs of Elvis.   We share his birthday date with many local people…Elvis celebrated his 16th Birthday on the day I was born in 1951!   David Bowie would have been 72 today.  Dame Shirley Bassey (singer supreme) was born on this day in 1937 (82 today).  Another famous person born on this day – Stephen Hawking in 1942.   Feel welcome to contact the programme on Facebook.  We shall have all our regular features and lots of musings.   And we shall chat about the images below – the beginning of Cullen & District Special Needs Association Weigh-in Ten Week Programme launched on Mon. 7th Jan. 2019….and Rathmore Panto 2019 is announced!  Happy Listening.  Click on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.)

El.vis Presley promoting the film “Jailhouse Rock” in 1957

Upcoming Rathmore Panto 2019

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Millstreet Vintage Club AGM taking place on this Thursday 10th January 2019

Millstreet Vintage Club Annual AGM will take place on this coming Thursday 10th January 2019 in the Parish Centre Millstreet at 8.00pm sharp.All Club Members and anyone out there interested in Vintage/Classic Cars and Tractors are asked to attend,New Members always very welcome to join the Club.

Women’s Little Christmas Ball at Wallis Arms Hotel on 5th Jan. 2019

A very enjoyable occasion celebrating Oíche Nollag na mBan was held at the Wallis Arms Hotel on Sat. 5th Jan. 2019.   Here we share some 26 images from the very popular annual event.   Click on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.)

Members of Wallis Arms Hotel Staff all ready to create a wonderfully memorable evening for all present.
Four Sisters among the many Guests present.

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Feast of the Epiphany 2019

With the arrival of the Wise Men in the Crib as illustrated below in the very creative window of Tommy & Breda Sheehan (formerly the shop and home of the late Mary Cronin in Main Street, Millstreet) it truly marks the beginning of a New Year with the reopening this Sunday of the entire Town Park and the wonderfully mild weather for this time of year.  Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.) [read more …] “Feast of the Epiphany 2019”

Festive Meetings & Greetings in Millstreet

During the Christmas 2018 festive period Millstreet welcomed many visitors and natives back to Sráid a’ Mhuilinn.   Here we feature just a brief selction of those whom we met and who are loyal followers of the Millstreet website.  Click on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.)

Meeting with the Curtin Family at The Crib in St. Patrick’s Church, Millstreet. From left: David, Róisín, Ciarán, Helen, Dave and Barry.

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Women’s Little Christmas Ball

Some tickets still available for this wonderful annual event.   A donation from the proceeds will be presented to Reach Out Cancer Support (ROCS). Click on the poster to enlarge.  (S.R.)

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Wonderful Wedding with a Truly Magical Christmas Theme

We thank the Happy Couple – Sinéad Murphy & Denny Twomey for permitting us to share some 18 images from the very many pictures recorded at their Wonderfully Happy Wedding Day which took place at St. Patrick’s Church, Millstreet with Reception afterwards in the Great Southern Hotel, Killarney on Sat. 15th Dec. 2018.   Every Happiness, Health and Joy to Sinéad and Denny in the years ahead.   Click on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.) [read more …] “Wonderful Wedding with a Truly Magical Christmas Theme”

“Radio Treasures” Tonight from 9:30 to 11:00 with New Year Features

Our 10pm interview tonight on Cork Music Station is with those whom we met at the welcoming of 2019 at The Square, last night – 31st Dec. 2018.   We hear the voices of Liam Coffey, Gillian McCarthy (nee Burke), Daniel & Hannah Dennehy as well as a wonderful musical selection from Millstreet Pipe Band.   And we chat about today’s energetic Walk/Run around the Glebe – illustrated below.   Happy 2019!  Click on the images to enlarge. [read more …] ““Radio Treasures” Tonight from 9:30 to 11:00 with New Year Features”

Loyal to Magnificent Millstreet Annual Traditions

Millstreet Parish Choir,  Millstreet Pipe Band & All at St. Patrick’s Church maintain a wonderfully loyal tradition at Christmastime and  on Welcoming the New Year.   Here we share some 12 images illustrating these uplifting customs when we visit the Church on Christmas Eve and The Square on 31st Dec. 2018.  A very Happy & Healthy 2019.  Click on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.) [read more …] “Loyal to Magnificent Millstreet Annual Traditions”

Happy New Year to All

This evening, Millstreet Pipe continued their tradition of playing out the old year and playing in the new year. Below is a video of one of their renditions.

We’d just like to thank everyone that tuned in to us, and especially those that helped us in any way in 2018. The very best and a happy 2019 to all near and far. Go mbeire muid beo ar an am seo arís. 🥂 🎆

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Millstreet Church Calendar 2019 with Autumnal Image

The ever popular Millstreet Church Calendar contains such very useful information.  Great credit is due to those involved in the design of the annual publication.  Quite a few people have asked about the location of the Autumnal Image chosen for this year’s Calendar.   The picture was taken one morning as I left Mount Leader Estate at the intersection with the Road leading to Millstreet Industrial Estate.   Clara Mountain is seen in the background and the very attractive roadside garden with a variety of autumnal colours which was developed many years ago by such dedicated people like the late Neily O’Leary and others – is to the foreground of the image.   Below we feature the Calendars which are available in St. Patrick’s Church, Millstreet, in Ballydaly and Cullen Churches and the original image recorded in Autumn 2018.   Click on the pictures to enlarge.  (S.R.)