Annual Divine Mercy Novena Begins on Good Friday

We thank Gobnait for reminding us that the annual Divine Mercy Novena begins after the Good Friday ceremony on 30th March 2018 and continues to be recited daily at 3pm in St. Patrick’s Church, Millstreet until Divine Mercy Sunday.  (S.R.)

Daffodil Day 2018 – Friday 23rd March

Reminding us that the Annual Daffodil Day takes place this Friday, 23rd March 2018.   Organisers look forward to generous support which promotes research into discovering future cures for various cancers. Millstreet GAA Community Hall was the very welcoming venue for the Annual Coffee Morning in aid of the Irish Cancer Society this Thursday.   This wonderfully praiseworthy event is coordinated by Mary Fitzgerald and her superbly dedicated Team.   Here we share some nine images from this morning’s event.   Click on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.) [read more …] “Daffodil Day 2018 – Friday 23rd March”

“Radio Treasures” On Air 9:30 to 11pm on CMS This Tuesday

Radio Treasures tonight (Tuesday, 20th March 2018) on air – including special features and updates at 10pm – from 9:30 until 11pm on (S.R.)  Our 10pm Feature includes a wonderful version of Joe Dolan’s “It’s you, it’s you, it’s you” recorded at a recent birthday party….We listen to the magnificent “Highland Cathedral” with members of Millstreet Pipe Band and Organist Jane Daly…And we hear the finale of the Cullen Concert in honour of All-Ireland winning singer Maggie Moynihan. And of course we recall the Millstreet St. Patrick’s Day Parade as (below) the magic of the day is captured:

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

And tonight we include references to the following images:

CMS Award Night at The Pub in Carriganima on a recent Sat. night.


One of our happiest snow photographs – Safe from the snow Eileen and Declan Cotter with their wonderful pet dog “Buddy”!
Maggie Moynihan Wins the All-Ireland Scór Solo Singing Competition in Sligo – Here attending a magnificent welcome home reception in Cullen.
Maura Sheehan of Boherbue presented a magnificent programme at Millstreet Gramophone Circle on a recent Friday night. Maura is pictured holding the CD with just a section of the capacity audience.
Celina O’Mahony with her Cousins before the Shave Event and below after the event. Celina will be doing Volunteering Work in India later in the year and the Bush Bar Event was a most successful fundraiser.

[read more …] ““Radio Treasures” On Air 9:30 to 11pm on CMS This Tuesday”

Death Notice: Eily Riordan, Carriganima

The death has occurred on Sunday 18th March 2018 of Eileen (Eily) RIORDAN (née Twomey), Knockraheen, Carriganima, Cork. Unexpectedly, in the presence of her loving family in ICU at Cork University Hospital. Sister of the late John Twomey. Deeply regretted and sadly missed by her loving husband William, daughter Nora, son Jerry, son-in-law Jimmy, grandaughter Elaina, sister Margaret, nephews, nieces, in-laws, relatives, neighbours and a large circle of friends.

Reposing in St John the Baptist Church, Carriganima, on Tuesday evening from 6.30pm to 8pm followed by rosary. Requiem Mass on Wednesday at 12 noon, followed by burial to St Colman’s Cemetery, Macroom. Family flowers only, by request. [1]

Highlights of Wonderful St. Patrick’s Weekend 2018

What an exciting (and chilly) weekend it’s been when Daniel and Majella were accorded a royal welcome by Eily and the people of Millstreet and beyond (images of this we cannot share at the moment but at a later point permission will hopefully be granted)….when Millstreet Pipe Band performed inside and outside the Church…when Carriganima has its very own Snow Parade (!) with Fr. A. Wickham as its Grand Marshal (organizer Seán Murphy is very grateful for such wonderful support on such a cold day)…when Green Glens hosted a spectacular music event with well over 4,000 young people attending.  Here we share a selection of images from this special weekend.   We shall add lots more later. Click on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.) [read more …] “Highlights of Wonderful St. Patrick’s Weekend 2018”

Preparing for St. Patrick’s Day Parade 2018 in Millstreet

We discover at Murphy’s Furniture Store in West End, Millstreet “St. Patrick” taking a selfie with his “Friends”(creatively designed by Petra)!  And we also continue to share some of the beautifully decorated windows in honour of our National St. Patrick’s Day.  Click on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.) [read more …] “Preparing for St. Patrick’s Day Parade 2018 in Millstreet”

Death Notice: Kevin O’Connor, Rathroe

The death has occurred of James Kevin O’CONNOR, Rathroe, Derrinagree, Cork. Peacefully, in the loving care of Norah Naughton and staff of Araglen House, Nursing Home. Son of the late Johnny and Bridie, brother of the late Dan Joe, Con, Pat, John and Eilish. Sadly missed by his sisters Peggy, Sr Bridget and Nora, sisters-in-law Joan and Rita, nieces, nephews, grandnieces, grandnephews, cousins, neighbours and friends. May He Rest in Peace.

Reposing at the Presentation Church, Derrinagree, on Sunday from 6pm to 8pm. Requiem Mass on Monday at 12 noon and burial afterwards in St Mary’s Cemetery.

Preparing for Millstreet’s St. Patrick’s Day 2018

With lots of wonderfully adorned windows for our National St. Patrick’s Day celebrations on 17th March 2018 we meet with the dedicated members of Millstreet Community Council who on Thursday evening were superbly decorating Millstreet Town.  Here we share some 33 images of the enthusiastic preparations.   A very Happy St. Patrick’s Day to All.  Click on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.)And we continue to share some 28 more pictures of the splendid preparations…. [read more …] “Preparing for Millstreet’s St. Patrick’s Day 2018”

Millstreet Museum Visit Recalled in Prestigious “Síocháin”

In the Autumn of 2017 retired Garda Tom Fox superbly coordinated a special visit to Millstreet Museum and a trip on Clara Mountain and beyond.  A wonderful feature has appeared in the Winter 2017 edition of “Síocháin” (the official regular journal of the Retired Gardaí Association) recalling the splendid visit.  We thank Tom and Peg (née Reen) for having presented a much appreciated copy of the Journal for our Museum Archives.   Here we share three images from the impressive publication.  Click on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.)  [read more …] “Millstreet Museum Visit Recalled in Prestigious “Síocháin””

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

Tonight on our programme at 10pm we feature songs by Joe Dolan and Sonny Knowles followed by Maggie Moynihan’s All – Ireland Celebratory Concert in Cullen in Feb. 2018.   We delve into our Audio Archives for “Dreamin'” and for “Loving You is Making Me Bananas!” We share some of the best 6-Word Short Stories.        We feature the very best of music and song and we have a selection of musings of a wide and interesting variety.   And there’s more … much more.  Our images also show our recent visit to Kanturk where Award winning Butcher Tim McCarthy introduced us to a wonderfully dedicated Group promoting the emerging “Old Butter Roads Food Trail”.

       Do join us …Feel welcome to text the programme on 00353 86 825 0074 (from overseas) or 086 825 0074 (from within Ireland).   Or better still use the chatline on the Seán Radley Facebook Page.  To access the programme find us on Internet Radio under Ireland/Country or log into  And we meet with Mícheál & All in Derrinagree….. [read more …] ““Radio Treasures” on CMS from 9:30 to 11:00 Tonight”

Millstreet Vintage Club St Patricks Day Activities

With St Patricks Day almost here Millstreet Vintage Club is encouraging all Members and Non Members alike to bring there Vehicles out for to participate in the many Parades that will be happening around the place,in particular the Club would like to have a big Representation at the Millstreet Parade which will be taking place at 5pm on Sat March 17th,people wishing to take part are asked to assemble at the Green Glens Yard next to the Recycling Center at 4.30pm, for more details you can contact Dan O`Riordan on 087 2452569 or Donie Lucey on 086 8545873,other St Patricks Day Parades that have invited Club Members to attend are Rathmore on Sunday March 11th at 2pm, Knocknagree on St Patricks Day at 10.30pm,Ballinagree on St Patricks Day Parade at 12 Noon and finally Carriganima St Patricks Day Parade which takes Place on Sunday March 18th at 3 pm,Please support as many of these as possible.

Vintage cars during the St Patrick’s Day parade in Ennis. Photograph by John Kelly.


Presentation from CMS to ROCS Today

This morning (Thurs. 8th March 2018) at Millstreet Parish Centre three members of Cork Music Station presented a financial gesture (the result of a Draw during the recent CMS Awards Event at The Pub in Carriganima) to members of ROCS (Reach Out Cancer Support) to aid the praiseworthy work being carried out.   We also arranged to interview Michelle O’Keeffe who is present Chairperson of ROCS.  It was Michelle and Mairéad Daly (standing on extreme right) who originally established ROCS. Click on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.)  We thank Michael and Breeda Piggott for taking the two images.

William Fitzgerald of CMS make the presentation to Michelle O’Keeffe of ROCS in the company of the other dedicated members.

[read more …] “Presentation from CMS to ROCS Today”

The snow loves Ballydaly – it’s still hanging around !!!

Enough is enough! Please go away snow and let us get back to some sort of normality. Most other places are long clear of the snow, but lots of people around still have frozen pipes and numerous other problems because of the snow. – photos by Geraldine Dennehy

Clara and the Bealach from Ballydaly this morning Tuesday 6th March

[read more …] “The snow loves Ballydaly – it’s still hanging around !!!”

Magical Snow Event 2018 at Mount Leader, Millstreet

While many of us are still snowbound (and trying to overcome a cold) thankfully a thaw is near.   Here with some 36 images we hope to share the magic of the past few days although undoubtedly days which created challenges for many.   Our base is Mount Leader where the kindness of neighbours delivering provisions and delicious soup is so hugely impressive.  Thankfully also electrical power has been maintained and the water supply continues to flow.  While my cat liked to roll in the snow she was delighted to be indoors in the warmth of my home.   And she has been great company during this amazing time.  Transmission of Church TV (although somewhat affected by weather conditions) is brilliant and a great advantage to the parish.  So let’s begin our “magical tour”.   Click on the images to enlarge especially the later selection in “read more”.   Enjoy!  (S.R.)

Trinity of snow-laden trees.

Footprints of very kind neighbours.

Porridge flakes and water for the birds.

Signs of much anticipated thaw.

And we continue to share 24 more images of our “magical tour”.  To access these just click on “read more” and also click on the pictures to enlarge.  (S.R.)

[read more …] “Magical Snow Event 2018 at Mount Leader, Millstreet”

Superb Lackabane Snow Images by Fr. James McSweeney

We thank Fr. James McSweeney for a splendid selection of wonderful Snow pictures at Deer Park in Lackabane – oftentimes known as “Cashman’s Park” where many young people had mighty fun today.   Click on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.) And we continue to share the remaining 18 splendid pictures by Fr. James ….. [read more …] “Superb Lackabane Snow Images by Fr. James McSweeney”

First Friday Mass Presently Available on Church TV

Celebrant Canon John Fitzgerald, P.P. is presently (from 7:30pm) saying First Friday Mass in St. Patrick’s Church, Millstreet.   While many could not attend due to weather conditions it is possible to tune into Church TV (Channel 53 UHF) to receive live transmission.  (S.R.)

Danielle and Frank Through to National Finals in Shot Putt

Danielle O’Riordan of Dromsicane, Millstreet  came 3rd in Munster competing the U13 Shot Putt in Nenagh, Co. Tipperary today (Sunday, 25th Feb. 2018). She qualified for the Nationals in Athlone on the 18th March which happens to be Danielle’s birthday!

And her brother Frank will be competing in the U12 Shot Putt Nationals on 25th March in Athlone also.

Sincere congratulations to both Danielle and Frank on such prestigious success and we wish them both every good luck in the National Competitions.  (S.R.)

Lourdes MCS Quiz Winners at Wallis Arms Hotel on Friday

A wonderfully successful fundraising Quiz in aid of the four Students from Millstreet Community School who will be travelling to Lourdes on a volunteering mission at Easter 2018 – was held on Friday, 23rd Feb. at the Wallis Arms Hotel.  Here we share images of the winning Teams and the Coordinators.  Special mention was given to the very generous Sponsors including Patrick W. O’Leary of Louisville, Kentucky, USA.  Pictures of those Winners with their prizes will feature later.  Click on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.) [read more …] “Lourdes MCS Quiz Winners at Wallis Arms Hotel on Friday”

Wonderfully Successful Annual General Meeting of Millstreet Community Council

Pictured at the very successful AGM of Millstreet Community Council in the Wallis Arms Hotel on Tuesday night, 20th Feb. 2018. Tremendous credit is due to the superbly dedicated Officers and Committee Members who achieve so much in our area and greatly enhance our overall Community. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)

[read more …] “Wonderfully Successful Annual General Meeting of Millstreet Community Council”

Rathcoole Mentors bring All Ireland Glory for their Students

Well Done to the two Teachers from Rathcoole, Annmarie O’Riordan and Siobhan Buckley, who guided their students Maggie Moynihan from Cullen and the Instrumental Music Group from Borris in Ossory in Laois to overall victory on Saturday in the Scór Na nÓg All Ireland Finals.

Maggie celebrated her All Ireland Victory with her wonderful Singing Teacher Annmarie O’Riordan without whose support encouragement and work today’s victory wouldn’t have come about.

[read more …] “Rathcoole Mentors bring All Ireland Glory for their Students”

A huge Thank You from Anna Buckley

A huge Thank You from Anna Buckley to each and every one of the musicians, dancers, singers and storytellers who came to Millstreet last weekend to give of their time and talent for the HOPE Foundation.

Thank you to all the friends and businesses who sponsored Raffle prizes on the night.

We are very grateful especially to the generous help we got from friends to advertise and help run this event successfully.

Finally, a  very sincere Thank You goes to the Millstreet people and those beyond for making this event worthwhile by their attendance at the Concert and we also acknowledge those who bought tickets but were unable to attend, and those who supported this cause in anyway – your kindness, generosity and good will is very much appreciated.

Thank you again, Anna Buckley.

Creative Writing for Adults at Millstreet Library

Do you have a secret longing to write?
A series of workshops
Creative Writing for Adults
will be held in
Millstreet Library. 
Classes are free of charge
but places are limited.
If you would like to attend contact the library on 029 21920 or email millstreet.library

We thank Grace for the important notice.  (S.R.)