Switch on Culture Night in Cullen

All roads lead to Switch on Culture Night in Cullen Hall on Friday 22nd Sep. at 8p.m. Celebrate the 2017 All-Ireland and World prizes won by the Cullen Pipe Band at the All Ireland and World Piping Championships, and the outstanding achievements of the local 2017 All-Ireland winners at the Comhaltas Fleadh Cheoil. The night will include some lovely local performances, a display of the prizes plus a sample of the All-Ireland winning performances from the following:

Cullen Pipe Band
Diarmuid Cronin, English Story Telling Age 12-15
Katie O’Sullivan, English Singing Age U12 supported by her mentor Elle
Marie O’ Dwyer
Rena Lynch, English Story Telling Age O18
Cian Broderick, Rince ar an Sean-Nós Age 12 to 15
Crossfields Céilí Band Age 12 to 15, Crossfields Céilí Band Age 15 to 18 and winning for the third consecutive year in a row, the Seandrum Céilí Band Over 18. These three separate céilí bands under the musical genius of their mentor Alan Finn, won in their various age groups. There will also be a performance by some of the outstanding musicians involved.

Great Turnout for CART Tractor Run in Carriganima on Sunday

Millstreet Vintage Club held a very well supported Tractor Run on Sunday last in Carriganima in aid of the CART Rural Transport Service, the weather was superb on the day and close on 70 Tractors took to the road and made their way through what was a lovely route which included a stop at Moll Carthy’s Bridge for a short halt with the Run, then making its way back to the finish at The Pub in Carriganima, where a Barbeque and Refreshments was enjoyed by all. Many thanks from CART Carriganima and Millstreet Vintage Club for the great turn out and support on the day.

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Millstreet Vintage Club CART Tractor Run on Tommorrow Sunday Sept 17th

Millstreet Vintage Club Tractor Run in aid of CART Transport Service in Carriganima on Tommorrow Sunday Sept 17, Nice Compact Route planned,Refreshments before take off and Food and Refreshments back at The Pub in Carriganima at the end of the Run, Sign on at The Pub Carriganima from 10.30 with Take off at 12 noon, Contact Sean on 087 2600640 or Ryan on 086 2158994 for more details.

Special André Rieu Programme on “Radio Treasures” on Tuesday 19th Sept. at 9:30pm

Lots of uplifting response to last night’s “Radio Treasures” on Cork Music Station (Internet Radio) presented by S.R..   Eamonn Duggan reminded us during the programme of his truly superb feature relating to Gougane Barra in this week’s “Ireland’s Own”.   One of our wonderfully loyal weekly Listeners – Patrick W. O’Leary who usually tunes into the Show from Louisville, Kentucky, USA was this week tuning in from the Wallis Arms Hotel in Millstreet as he is presently taking his annual holiday in Ireland – predominantly in Millstreet.   Next Tuesday’s programme is extra special as it recalls our recent visit to Maastricht in the Netherlands to attend the magnificent Open Air Concert of the renowned André Rieu.   This wonderful package trip was organised by Pádraig O’Driscoll Travel in Macroom.   The photograph below was recorded on the very night in July when we attended the Concert.  It was great to have such close access to the actual stage where André and his Johann Strauss Orchestra performed the magnificent Concert. Tuesday 19th Sept. programme will be broadcast from 9:30 to 11:00 pm on www.corkmusicstation.com


Eily’s Report 12th Sept. 2017

Dia is Muire díobh go léir a chairde and welcome to my weekly report.

The cool winds of Winter are starting to blow and it’s time to bring out some of our winter warmers. But in case we start to complain let us spare a thought for to people in the North west of our country and worse still the thousands of people in America who are battling to survive against mighty hurricanes. Please keep them in your Prayers.

Well done to the people of Carriganima who held their 5k walk/run /cycle on Saturday in aid of both Millstreet & Macroom Hospitals. Over 150 people took part and at journey’s end they enjoyed some welcome refreshments and a social evening at the Pub with Music by local man Peter Lane of Blackwater Sound fame. [read more …] “Eily’s Report 12th Sept. 2017”

Last Dance of Year at Mushera Platform changed to Ballinagree this Sunday Sept 10

Mushera Platform last dance of the season has been changed to Ballinagree Village due to weather conditions It’s on from 3 to 5.30 pm on this Sunday Sept 10th. Music by the Hillbillies.


Death Notice: William Kelleher, Birmingham and formerly of Aubane

KELLEHER William ‘Bill’ Late of Hall Green, Birmingham, formerly Aubane, Millstreet, Co. Cork. Mercifully released into God’s hands and slipped away peacefully on 28th August 2017. Beloved husband of Eileen, caring brother-in-law to Margaret, much loved father of Ann-Marie and Helen, kind father-in-law of Steve and Matthew and cherished grandfather to Henry and Grace. He will be sorely missed by his loving brother John ‘Bill’, sister-in-law Kathleen, nieces, nephews and many friends. Reception into English Martyrs R.C Church, Sparkhill, on Monday 18th September at 6.00 p.m. Requiem Mass on Tuesday 19th September at 11.00 a.m. followed by interment at Widney Manor Cemetery at 1.00 p.m. Family flowers only, donations if desired for SIFA Fireside, c/o C.Bastock Ltd., 67-71 Warwick Road, Olton, B92 7HP. —from the Birmingham Mail.

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

Tonight on our programme we hear of the amazing Shandrum Céilí Band’s Magnificent 3rd All-Irl. Win. 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 we shall also be learning about a number of famous yet not well known Irish Inventors!  

Lisselton Event – A Preview Tonight. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)


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 www.corkmusicstation.com

Eily’s Report 5th Sept. 2017

Dia is mhuire diobh go leir a cairde and welcome to my weekly report.

Our annual September Horse Fair left a lot to be desired on Sunday. The weather was great for once but the crowds didn’t come. There were too many other fixtures within striking distance of Millstreet and our fair   fell victim to them all. The few people who did turn up were very disappointed at the poor attendance. I hope that this years poor show will not set a precedence for the future. We have two such shows in the year, one in March and one in September and people often come to meet other people whom they never see again until the next one. It is a pity to lose any event which brings people together like that.

September is well in and there is a vast amount of   activities available for people of all ages and capabilities to become part of . You can choose anything from the highly active and competitive to the   more laid-back type or many others in between. Maybe you need help or maybe someone needs you to help. It’s a well known fact that the best way to get happy is to make someone happy. [read more …] “Eily’s Report 5th Sept. 2017”

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

Tonight on our programme provides (at 10pm) a special Preview on Next Week’s Special Transmission on the recent wonderful Tribute to the late Chrissie Nolan which took place in Lisselton near Listowel.  Our images below share just some of the many splendid people who participated in the very special occasion.

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

We hear the voice and the music of Mick Del of the Showband Era.  We include two of John McCormack’s best loved songs.   We hear of the amazing Shandrum Céilí Band’s Magnificent 3rd All-Irl. Win. We share some of the best 6-Word Short Stories.   We remember those who have recently gone to their Eternal Rest and as usual play the late Tom Goggin’s “Phonecall to Heaven”.   We share a variety of funny jokes.                                                     We feature the very best of music and song and we have a selection of musings of a wide and interesting variety.   And we shall also be learning about a number of famous yet not well known Irish Inventors!       

Do join us tonight and let us know if you wish that you are tuned in.  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 www.corkmusicstation.com

Eily’s Weekly Report – 29th August 2017

Dia is Muire diobh go leir a chairde and welcome to my weekly Report.

Fine weather blessed all the outdoor events that were held here during the week.

When the last of the mega Horse carriers from all over the world pulled out of Millstreet  at the weekend it marked the close of yet another long line of international equestrian events which were held at the Green Glens / Drishane Complex since early June. As always the International Millstreet Horse Trials which were held here during the week were  another reason for us to be proud of our place and all that it has to offer. Competitors came from America,  Canada and many other countries. Some  ending their long journey by landing on the edge of town by Helicoptor.   

Just one more horse event to come which is the Pony Owners Show which is held in October every year for Charity. [read more …] “Eily’s Weekly Report – 29th August 2017”

Exquisite Green Glens So Peaceful Following Such Successful Equestrian Events

Following such successful equestrian events over the past few weeks here we share the calm quiet setting on Sunday evening as the most current event ended.  Ted O’Connor so loyally giving his dog a walk.  So many of the international visitors commented on the exquisite beauty of Drishane and Green Glens and indeed Millstreet Town itself. In coming weeks we shall feature lots of the pictures we recorded at Drishane and Green Glens. Click on the image to enlarge. (S.R.)

Job Opportunity at Nair & Brow Bar West End Millstreet

Nail&Brow Bar is recruiting a Nail Technician/Brow Specialist for a part time position in Millstreet Co. Cork.
Primary Duties:
Gel extensions, gel polish,
Eyebrow&eyelash tinting,
Eyebrow shaping.
All candidates welcome! Contact no 086-3570214

We thank Audrone Vosyliene of Nail&Brow Bar @Instyle Hairdesign for the notice. (S.R.)

Hugely Successful Vintage Day 2017 at Millstreet Town Park

Tremendous credit is due to Millstreet Vintage Club regarding its excellent coordination of such a very successful Vintage Day on Sunday, 27th Aug. 2017 in a wonderfully colourful Millstreet Town Park.   The range of very interesting activities was most impressive – including a marvellous demonstation by Millstreet Fire Brigade Officers giving the huge attendance a splendid insight into the rescue of a “car crash victim” – also superb displays of vintage tractors, cars, bikes and trucks – excellent live music by “Back on Track” (Danny and Pat) – Broomhill Team from Coachford building a tractor in record time…And Millstreet Pipe Band added greatly to the splendid atmosphere….. And so much more.  Here we share some of the many images we captured on the most enjoyable day blessed with ideal weather conditions.   We shall share further posts on the event later.  Click on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.) [read more …] “Hugely Successful Vintage Day 2017 at Millstreet Town Park”

Recent Presentations by Kilcorney Women’s Resource Group

Kilcorney Women’s Resource Group recently made two presentations, to Cancer Connect, and to Kilcorney Angling and Leisure:

The first presentation was to Cancer Connect which is a free and flexible transport service to Cork Hospitals from North Cork for people receiving cancer treatments.  Left to right:  Helen O’Driscoll (Cancer Connect,  Pauline Sheehan making presentation to Neily Lehane (Cancer Connect), Noreen Sheehan, Seamus De Roiste (Cancer Connect) and Martina Golden

The second presentation was made to Kilcorney Angling and Leisure to assist with ongoing development works in the area. Left to right:  Pauline Sheehan, Mary Leader, Donie Howard, Pat Sheehan accepting the cheque from Noreen Sheehan, Danny Sheehan, and Martina Golden

Cyclists Supreme Connie & James Participate in Tour de Munster 2017

Cyclists Supreme Connie Roche, Drishane Road, Millstreet and James Cronin, Kilmeedy pictured here participating in the recent Tour de Munster 2017 on Day 3 climbing Moll’s Gap in Killarney. We thank James for the wonderful picture. Click on the image to enlarge. ( S.R.)

Millstreet News Update Sunday 27th August 2017

Some of the wonderfully dedicated members of Millstreet Vintage Club preparing for today’s much anticipated Vintage Event in Millstreet Town Park in aid of such a praiseworthy cause. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)

And in Green Glens today some excellent Showjumping events at international level.


Millstreet Vintage and Family Fun Day Tommorrow Sunday Aug 27

The time is nearly there for what promises to be a great Vintage Show and Family Fun Day on Tommorrow Sunday Aug 27 in Millstreet Town Park, please spread the word to Family and Friends,it is for a very good cause in Cancer Connect,and for anyone with a Vintage or Classic Vehicle you are most Welcome to the Show,for People that might be travelling a distance from outside the area the Town Park is very Centrally Located in Millstreet and will be Signposted from all the Leading Roads into the Town,we look Forward to meeting Everybody on the Day.

Wonderful Family Day at Drishane Cross Country Equestrian Event Today

With perfect weather, free admission and exquisite surroundings Drishane Estate is the place to truly enjoy today – Sat. 26th aug. 2017.  Tomorrow the focus is on Green Glens for Equestrian Sport.  Click on the images below to enlarge.  (S.R.)

Success for Daragh Twomey and Crossfields Ceili Band at All Ireland Fleadh in Ennis

Congratulations to Darragh Twomey (second from left in the back row)  Son of John & Maire Twomey who plays with the Crossfields Ceili Band who were winners of the All Ireland Fleadh in Ennis. Well deserved. Best wishes on this great achievement from the Aubane Social Club.

John Kelleher of Aubane Social Club has also indicated that The Monday Night Set Dancing recommences for the 2017/2018 season at Aubane Community Centre on Monday 18th September at 9.15 pm.

Wonderful 90th Birthday Celebrations for Lattie Murphy, Claramore

We thank Mary Feeley for this superb picture recording the recent 90th Birthday Celebration at Millstreet Day Care Centre of Lattie Murphy, Claramore, Millstreet. We extend sincere congratulations to Lattie.  Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)

How you can help Millstreet Day-Care Centre.

If yourself or members of your family are spring cleaning please remember our Thrift Shop.  We accept bric-a-brac, children’s clothes, buggies, toys, and curtains etc., any clothes that are in good condition.  All proceeds from the shop go towards the Day-Care Centre.

We also accept clothes not fit for resale e.g. old curtains and blankets, quilt covers, towels etc.  We sell them for recycling to the National Council for the Blind.  Not alone does this create an income for the Council for the Blind but we put the money we get from them into our Social Fund – which helps pay for tutors and volunteers (music, exercise classes, red cross etc).

Old clothes can be handed into the Thrift Shop or the Millstreet Day Care Centre.

Any donations or unwanted china especially (cups and saucers) would be greatly appreciated.

We try to provide as much entertainment as possible during the day – birthday parties, sing-along, exercises, games etc., but funding is always a problem.

Thank you all for your continuing support and please encourage your neighbours or friends to come and join us.

We thank Mary Feeley for this superb insight into support for the Centre.  We now share a selection of images recorded at the recent reopening of Millstreet Day Care Centre following most impressive renovations.

Containers for “Revolution” Series Purchased at Museum

Thanks to two very kind €20.00 donations presented since our recent Church gate collection we’re been able to purchase at Herlihy’s Centra a further two containers to protect our weekly “Revolution” Paper/Poster Pack.   By November 2017 we shall have all copies of the full 100 in the series.  We thank the generous Donors.

One of the very useful containers at Millstreet Museum. (S.R.)