Very Successful Fundraising Tractor Run Mizen to Malin 2012 Cheque Presentation in Wexford in aid of Children’s Hospital, Crumlin, Dublin

Thanks to Michelle Walsh we have a selection of photographs which shows the presenting on Saturday, 18th August 2012, of the big cheque to Jerry who was representing the Children’s Hospital in Crumlin.   This superb presentation of the cheque of €5,310.00  took place at Taghmon, Co Wexford and shows (on extreme right) Philip Pomeroy (Millstreet) and two of his cousins Patrick and Dominic McCrae from Pettigo in County Donegal, along with their Wexford friends who completed the tractor run on 21/22 July from Mizen Head to Milan Head in under 24 hours.
They also celebrated Patrick’s birthday on the night!  (S.R.)

Here we share further images of the wonderful success of this very courageous fundraising Tractor Run from Mizen to Malin.    We feature in the current issue of  “Clara News” a photograph (repeated here) of the happy group in Millstreet during August as [read more …] “Very Successful Fundraising Tractor Run Mizen to Malin 2012 Cheque Presentation in Wexford in aid of Children’s Hospital, Crumlin, Dublin”

Calling All Kellehers…Wallis Arms Hotel Meeting on Friday, 24th August

The following request from Rosaleen Underwood:
The Shannon-Kelleher group are descended from Catherine Kelleher (believed to have been born ca1818, daughter of Patrick Kelleher and Mary Kane or Keane), and her first husband, Martin Shannon of Dublin. She is thought to have come from the Ballydesmond / Boherbue / Millstreet area, and the family may have originally come from Kerry.
The 12 Australians comprising the Shannon-Kelleher group will be in Millstreet on Friday, 24th August and are hosting a get-together for any Kellehers in the area in the hope that they will meet some relations or anyone who can tell them more about the Kellehers. This will be in the Wallis Arms in Millstreet at 10.30am. 
Contact us here on our website or by adding a comment to this notice  and we shall put you in touch with the relevant organisers.   (S.R.)

Aubane Celebrations 2012 in Killarney – Part Two

Canon Declan O’Connor addresses the capacity attendance at the Aubane N.S. Centenary Celebrations in Gleneagle Hotel, Killarney on 17/08/2012.   (S.R.)

As promised, we are now sharing part two of the wonderful celebrations by Aubane this past weekend when people travelled from far and near to experience the historic occasion.   We even got to [read more …] “Aubane Celebrations 2012 in Killarney – Part Two”

Aubane N.S. Centenary Dinner Dance in Gleneagle Hotel, Killarney

All enjoying the superb Aubane N.S. Centenary Celebrations at the wonderful Dinner Dance in the Gleneagle Hotel, Killarney on Friday, 17th August 2012.   Here we feature the first of two sequences relating to this very memorable occasion.    (S.R.)

The splendid Dinner Dance marked the beginning of a truly historic and marvellously coordinated weekend of excellent events celebrating the centenary of Aubane N.S..   Here we share the first  selection of images from the Killarney event and will follow [read more …] “Aubane N.S. Centenary Dinner Dance in Gleneagle Hotel, Killarney”

Millstreet Pipe Band at Béal na mBláth 2012

Pictured beside the replica of Michael Collins’s famous Rolls Royce Armoured Car, “Sliabh Na mBan” Millstreet Pipe Band who played at the 90th Anniversary Commemoration Ceremony in Béal na mBláth on Sunday, 19th August 2012.   Tim O’Shea of Millstreet Pipe Band indicates that the Band has had the honour of playing at this highly prestigious event for the past 55 years which is certainly a very significant achievement.   We thank Band member, Marie Twomey for the two excellent photographs.  (S.R.)

Debs 2012 – Millstreet Community School

A group photograph at the Wallis Arms Hotel, Millstreet of many of those about to leave for their Debs in Oriel House Hotel, Ballincollig on Wednesday, 8th August 2012.  (S.R.)

Blessed with excellent weather the enthusiastic young people with their exquisite style all looked forward to a wonderful occasion in Ballincollig.    There was a wonderful gathering of well-wishers at the Square and the International Show traffic added to [read more …] “Debs 2012 – Millstreet Community School”

Over 50s Active Retired Association Trip to Bunratty

Some of the enthusiastic members of the Over 50s Active Retired Association on their most enjoyable trip to Limerick and Bunratty Folk Park and Castle on Wednesday, 1st August 2012. These excellent pictures have been kindly made available to us by Mary O’Mahony, Minor Row (Secretary of the Association).   –     (S.R.)

The day began in Dooradoyle Shopping Centre, Limerick followed by a tour of Bunratty Castle, Folk Park and finished with a most [read more …] “Over 50s Active Retired Association Trip to Bunratty”

Interview on St. Padre Pio Experience at Briery Gap Theatre/Cinema, Macroom on Tuesday, 31st July 2012 at 8.00 p.m..

A video of an Interview with Donal Enright and D.D. O’Mahony regarding  St. Padre Pio Experience will be shown at the Briery Gap Theatre/Cinema in Macroom on Tuesday, 31st July at 8.00 p.m..   Admission is free and all are very welcome.  (S.R.)

For further information log on to the Briery Gap website –


Many thanks to the person who has alerted us to this Macroom event.




Inspiring Mizen Head to Malin Head Charity Tractor Run 2012

A royal welcome awaited the wonderfully courageous Tractor Team at Pomeroy’s “Clara Inn”, Millstreet on Saturday afternoon 21st July as they took a well deserved break for a delicious meal during their 24 hour Charity Tractor Run from Mizen Head to Malin Head – a distance of 630km – all in aid of Children’s Medical and Research Foundation,  Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital, Crumlin, Dublin.  (S.R.)

The various tractors and jeeps as well as the motor bike were all given special names and they had their own fuel supply and a very dedicated Safety Officer.   Members of the group are related to the Pomeroy Family and Philip Pomeroy himself was a member of the inspiring Team who undertake this amazing project annually in aid of [read more …] “Inspiring Mizen Head to Malin Head Charity Tractor Run 2012”

Historic 1927 Ticket…Fundraising for Church

We thank Teresa Murphy of West End, Millstreet for this very interesting 1927 ticket relating to a Social and Dance in New York in aid of St. Patrick’s Church in Millstreet. One of the Organising Committee Members was Peggy Corcoran – an aunt of Teresa and her sister, Eileen.   (S.R.)

And on the reverse side of the ticket ….. the words of   [read more …] “Historic 1927 Ticket…Fundraising for Church”

Austin’s Container is Greeted with Great Joy in Moldova

In early June (see 10th June) we shared a feature showing Austin Long’s lorry container being fully loaded with a huge variety of very useful items – all in aid of a richly deserving Orphanage in Moldova. Here now in July we note that the container has now arrived in Moldova to the utter joy of All. Well done indeed to Austin and indeed to the many superb Volunteers who have brought this splendid dream to reality. We thank William Fitzgerald for the photograph which was taken by Austin in Moldova. (S.R.)

Almost immediately the many excellent items were put to good use.   Here we [read more …] “Austin’s Container is Greeted with Great Joy in Moldova”

Killeagh Visitors Enjoy Millstreet Experience on Thursday

Forty-three visitors from Killeagh and Inch in East Cork pictured at Green Glens enjoying the Millstreet Experience on Thursday, 12th July 2012.    The visit began in Millstreet Country Park followed by Tubrid Holy Well, a Pony Show at Green Glens, St. Patrick’s Church and Drishane.  (S.R.)

Finbarr Motherway superbly coordinated the day-long visit.   All were thrilled to be met by Noel C. Duggan at Green Glens where he accorded a royal welcome.   The enthusiastic visitors were very impressed by [read more …] “Killeagh Visitors Enjoy Millstreet Experience on Thursday”

Three Recording Gems on CMS’s “Radio Treasures” 8-10 This Evening

One of three radio recordings to be featured on Cork Music Station this evening (Tues.10th July) took place here at Tarrant’s “Bridge Bar”, Millstreet on Friday last when a wonderful group of very talented singers including Catherine and Patrick Linehan from San Francisco shared some great songs and a very entertaining recitation.   Highlights of this recording are included in this evening’s “Radio Treasures” on .  (S.R.)

The two other radio gems were recorded over this past weekend at the “Clara Inn”, Millstreet and in Moneygall, Co. Offaly.  It was Millstreet Community Choir who featured at the “Clara Inn”.   Here we share a selection of pictures from all three recording [read more …] “Three Recording Gems on CMS’s “Radio Treasures” 8-10 This Evening”

Meeting Henry Healy in Moneygall, Co. Offaly Today

Interviewing Henry Healy in Moneygall for LTV2 and Cork Music Station on Sunday 08/07/2012.   Pictured in front of the Ancestral Home of President Barack Obama during this weekend’s Moneygall American Festival, true Gentleman and Ambassador supreme, Henry (who is a cousin of President Obama) gave us a superb insight into the wonderfully welcoming Moneygall area which was visited by the American President on 23rd May 2011.    We shall feature lots more photos of our splendid visit today when I travelled with Ita and William Fitzgerald of Cullen to do a live CMS broadcast from the Music Aspect of the Festival.   Please tune into “Radio Treasures” on CMS on this Tuesday 8-10 pm to hear some of the highlights of our most memorable visit.   Many thanks to Ita for taking this picture.   (S.R.)

Cork Music Station to Broadcast from Moneygall on Sunday 8th July

Cork Music Station is scheduled to broadcast LIVE from a Musical Festival taking place in Moneygall, Co. Offaly in the afternoon of  Sunday 8th July 2012. And on the very same online radio station ( “Radio Treasures” on this Tuesday 8 – 10 p.m. a programme featuring Millstreet Community Choir and Catherine & Patrick Linehan of San Francisco with their Friends.   Great singing and music guaranteed plus a superb recitation.  Happy Listening!  (S.R.)

“STRINGS” Featured on BB1 NI Television This Evening

In a BBC1 NI television documentary this evening (6th July 2012) entitled “The Clipper Homecoming Festival” the local very talented musical group who have recently returned from Derry where both the North Atlantic Fiddle Convention plus the Clipper Festival took place – featured on the excellent television programme.   Here we show a still picture from the programme with renowned Presenter supreme, Gerry Anderson, doing a piece to camera as the group played in the background to the delight of all.  We arranged to record the programme for our Museum archive.  Well done indeed to “STRINGS” on performing in such a highly prestigious programme viewed by millions!   (S.R.)

Update: Thanks to Emer for uploading the clip to youTube which we have added below for you to see: [read more …] ““STRINGS” Featured on BB1 NI Television This Evening”

A Very Happy 4th July to All Our American Friends

Canon John Fitzgerald, P.P. with Pat & Paul Steimle from Racine, Wisconsin, USA at St. Patrick’s Church, Millstreet on Friday, 25th May 2012. Pat & Paul were tracing roots in the area on that day. They arranged to visit Millstreet before joining a Group Tour of Ireland. The very friendly visitors were most impressed by the welcome and charm of Millstreet. We wish Pat, Paul and all our American Friends a very Happy 4th July – American Independence Day.  (S.R.)

“Strings” Live from NAFCo in Derry!

Thanks to Emer Foley-Twomey we have a pictorial update of the wonderful “Strings” Musical Group enjoying their current visit to Derry for the North Atlantic Fiddle Convention 2012 where some 180 fiddlers from all over the world are playing together. Now that must be some truly magnificent harmonic sound! Hopefully we may get to hear a recording of the splendid event sometime. (S.R.)

“Strings” Group Leave for Derry to Participate in NAFCo 2012

The wonderfully talented members of “Strings” leave Millstreet for Derry on Tuesday evening to participate in the North Atlantic Fiddle Convention 2012 being held in Derry. Full details of the Convention are available on . We wish the Group under the leadership of their Music Coordinator, Emer Foley-Twomey, every success. It is indeed very clear that the Millstreet Group (with a further talented musician from Rockchapel) will hugely impress all with whom they meet in Derry when one considers how superbly uplifting the recent truly excellent Strings Concert was in Drishane Chapel on 1st June 2012. (S.R.)

Cloghoula N.S. Visits Trabolgan Holiday Centre

Having just enjoyed a great swim in the Centre’s magnificent swimming pool the children and teachers are pictured on their annual School Tour 2012 at the excellent Trabolgan Holiday Centre on Monday, 18th June.  Included is Principal, Mary Murphy.  We shall be sharing lots more images of the splendid day later.  (S.R.)

Meeting with Sonia O’Sullivan – Irish Ambassador Supreme

What a true privilege it was this afternoon to meet with world famous athlete and sportsperson supreme,  Sonia O’Sullivan near Cobh. It all happened so very fortunately as I was on a visit to Trabolgan Holiday Centre with Cloghoula N.S. who were on their very enjoyable annual school tour…more pictures of this very shortly. Special thanks to Pat O’Keeffe of Garryvoe with whom I was trained as a teacher and who was the person who alerted me to Sonia’s presence as we (Pat and I) met today by chance.    I reminded Sonia of her visit to a major event in Green Glens, Millstreet in the 1990s.   Hopefully we shall one day seen Sonia in Millstreet again.  Now, having been so inspired and motivated …. where did I leave those track shoes?!!  (S.R.)

Millstreet Parish Attends International Eucharistic Congress at Dublin’s Croke Park on Sunday, 17th June 2012

Some of the many Millstreet and Cullen people who were privileged to be present at the conclusion of the International Eucharistic Congress in Croke Park, Dublin on Sunday, 17th June 2012. A full feature will follow later in the week. (S.R.)

Local Pilgrims at International Eucharistic Congress 2012 in Dublin

During this week quite a number of local people have been travelling to the International Eucharistic Congress 2012 in Dublin. Here we meet world renowned Sr. Briege McKenna with Breeda O’Leary and Julia Mary O’Sullivan from Millstreet. Peg O’Shea is seen in the background. We extend sincere thanks to Breeda for sharing a selection of images from their visit to this major world event. (S.R.)

Also present from the locality – Peg and Tim O’Shea, Essie Roche, Angela Burke, Angela Kelleher, Nellie Corkery and others.   Most likely they would have appeared in the congregation as broadcast live by the global television channel EWTN and may also appear on “Would You Believe?” on RTE1 television this Sunday night when they [read more …] “Local Pilgrims at International Eucharistic Congress 2012 in Dublin”

Millstreet Supporters Supreme in Poland for Euro 2012

Enthusiastic Millstreet Supporters in Poland for Euro 2012 truly promoting the many famous meeting venues of Millstreet. We thank Ronan Galvin, Cian O'Mahony and Friends for sharing the colourful images and look forward to further pictorial updates later ... live from Poland! (S.R.)

It’s certainly uplifting to realise that we have such superb local Ambassadors in Poland at such a hugely international event.    This is a further image from Ronan and Friends with their camper vans which they picked up in Munich after flying from Dublin.  (S.R.)

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Interview of the lads before the Croatia game: Ireland fans ready for Croatia clash by omnisport-uk

[read more …] “Millstreet Supporters Supreme in Poland for Euro 2012”

Inspiring Volunteers Coordinate Aid for Moldovan Orphanage

Loading Much Needed Aid for Moldovan Orphanage. Recorded by LTV2 at East Link Industrial Estate in Limerick on Saturday, 9th June 2012. With William Fitzgerald (on extreme right) on camera we arranged to record interviews with Austin Long from Co. Cork and Fran Noone (1st from left) from Co. Louth having met their superb volunteer co-workers from Co. Limerick. The full container will be transported by Austin ( 5th from left) to Moldova within the next few weeks. The generosity not only of these splendid Volunteers but of the many Companies, Hotels, Shops and Individuals who contributed such items as hundreds of pairs of shoes, thousands of nappies (which are like gold in that country), complete toilet sets including sinks, two ton of porridge, beds, toys etc. - is utterly awe-inspiring and shows why Ireland has such a great name abroad. Our LTV2 feature on our visit to the project on Saturday will be shown online very soon. We shall alert you to the feature on our website. (S.R.)