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To help fund the ongoing transmission of LTV2 Millstreet online (through the Millstreet website) our annual church gate collection takes place this weekend (28th/29th May 2016) in Millstreet Parish.   Your support for our local television voluntary broadcasting service is very much appreciated.  (S.R.)

Recent uplifting developments at Millstreet Town Park include the placement of these very impressive new bollards and the opening up and landscaping of the area close to the Dressing Room areas and Playground

Recent uplifting developments at Millstreet Town Park include the placement of these very impressive new bollards and the opening up and landscaping of the area close to the Dressing Room and Playground area.  Great credit is due to all who helped to make this a reality.  (S.R.)

A Visa Debit Business Card has recently been found in Duggan’s Hardware Store Yard.  Full details from Duggan’s Hardware Store, Millstreet….Telephone 029 – 70039.  We thank Anneka for alerting us to the found card.  (S.R.)

Louise Lyons of Millstreet - of wonderfully talented person - has been selected to play at the Half-time Interval of the prestigious Cork v. Tipperary Senior Hurling game in Semple Stadium, Thurles on the coming Sunday, 22nd May 2016. Louise will be wearing the No. 4 jersey and is the only one chosen from both the Duhallow and Avondhu Divisions. Sincere congratulations to Louise on such a superb achievement and splendid honour. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)

Louise Lyons of Millstreet – a wonderfully talented Camogie star – has been selected to play at the Half-time Interval of the prestigious Cork v. Tipperary Senior Hurling game in Semple Stadium, Thurles on this coming Sunday, 22nd May 2016. Louise will be wearing the No. 4 jersey and is the only Player chosen from both the Duhallow and Avondhu Divisions. Sincere congratulations to Louise on such a superb achievement and splendid honour. And not to forget that Mark Ellis is likely to be playing in the full back line for the Cork hurlers in the senior game. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)

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We thank Marion for the important notice.  Click on the image to enlarge.  (S.R.)

We thank Marion for the important notice. Click on the image to enlarge. (S.R.)

We thank Gráinne for the colourful Poster.  Click on the image to enlarge.  (S.R.)

We thank Gráinne for the colourful Poster. Click on the image to enlarge. (S.R.)

To mark this historic 23rd anniversary of the most memorable Eurovision Song Contest in Millstreet on Sat. 15th May 1993 we’ve delved into our Museum Archives to recall the many hugely colourful windows throughout the town put in place by two wonderful Artists under the name “Visual Image”.   We are also so very grateful to Ken D. Brennan for presenting three most important Folders of the minutes and notes referring to the preparation for the spectacular event in Millstreet which began at 8pm on the night introduced by Fionnuala Sweeney and of course won by Niamh Kavanagh.  Do enjoy this brief visit down memory lane!  (S.R.) Museum Archive 1571 1993-600Museum Archive 1576 1993-600Museum Archive 1538 1993-600Museum Archive 1540 1993-600Museum Archive 1552 1993-600And we continue with some more superbly colourful windows…. continue reading…

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Remote control (on key) for Fiat Punto lost.   If found please contact 083 459 8741.  Thankfully the item has now been located.   (S.R.)

“Radio Treasures” tonight from 9.30pm to 11.00pm…All most welcome….Special features tonight include an uplifting interview with James Wickham and also with four members of the wonderful Mile Twelve Bluegrass Group.  We share Seán Murphy’s 50th Birthday Celebrations in Carriganima and we chat about our “Darkness into Light” 5K Walk in Killarney.  Tonight’s programme also places focus on the many recent updates of events and happenings in the Millstreet area.   We also include our “Fascinating Facts” feature blended with a sprinkling of humour!  We even hear about a recent visitor – “Harry the Hedgehog”!!  And lots more great music.  Feel welcome to text the programme on 086 825 0074 or send a message to the “Seán Radley” Facebook Page.   To access just log into www.corkmusicstation.com .  Happy Listening!    (S.R.)  Please note that there will not be any “Radio Treasures” programme for the next fortnight.   Next broadcast after tonight’s programme will be on Tuesday, 31st May 2016.

James Wickham from USA presenting his mother's Irish Free State passport to Millstreet Museum. Ellen Hickey is pictured below. We feature the special interview with James at 10pm. We shall be uploading a fuller pictorial feature on James later. Click on the images to enlarge.

James Wickham from USA with Knocknagullane roots presenting his mother’s Irish Free State passport to Millstreet Museum. Ellen Hickey is pictured below. We feature the special interview with James at 10pm. We shall be uploading a fuller pictorial feature on James later. Click on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.)

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What a spectacular 50th Birthday Celebration for Seán Murphy (on left) on Saturday night in Carriganima. Listen in at 9.45pm when we include a brief flavour of the mighty occasion. It was also such a memorable night for Seán's family and friends.

What a spectacular 50th Birthday Celebration for Seán Murphy (on left) on Saturday night in Carriganima. Listen in at 9.45pm when we include a brief flavour of the mighty occasion. It was also such a memorable night for Seán’s family and friends.

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We talk about our truly moving experience on Friday night / Sat. morning Killarney Walk for Pieta House especially remembering Nathan whose parents and friends organise this annual fundraising event.

We talk about our truly moving experience on Friday night / Sat. morning Killarney Walk for Pieta House especially remembering Nathan whose parents and friends organise this annual fundraising event.  Pictured here – some of the wonderfully dedicated Volunteers.

The superb Mile Twelve Bluegrass Group at Millstreet Library. We listen to their interview at 10.20pm.

The superb Mile Twelve Bluegrass Group at Millstreet Library. We listen to their interview at 10.20pm.

Millstreet Actively Retired Association attending the hugely successful Tea Dance at the Wallis Arms on Sunday. We shall chat about this also on our "Radio Treaures" programme tonight.

Millstreet Actively Retired Association attending the hugely successful Tea Dance at the Wallis Arms on Sunday. We shall chat about this also on our “Radio Treasures” programme tonight.

 

Great Friends of Gentleman Supreme, Lawrence McSweeney, Tanyard - in the Malpaso Bar, Millstreet - presented Lawrence with a treasured Leicester City jersey following Leicester's superb and unexpected win in the Premiership. Lawrence having worked with Leicester people when working in England became an ardent support of the now famous football club and is likely to have been Millstreet's only such supporter. What a splendid recognition by Friends of Lawrence's great loyalty. We thank John O'Leary (4th from left) for sharing the much appreciated picture and uplifting story. (S.R.)

Great Friends of Gentleman Supreme, Lawrence McSweeney, Tanyard (pictured first from left) – in the Malpaso Bar, Millstreet – presented Lawrence with a treasured Leicester City jersey following Leicester’s superb and unexpected win in the Premiership. Lawrence having worked with Leicester people when working in England became an ardent support of the now famous football club and is likely to be Millstreet’s only such supporter. What a splendid recognition by Friends of Lawrence’s great loyalty. We thank John O’Leary (4th from left) for sharing the much appreciated picture and uplifting story. (S.R.)

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Some of the many Millstreet participants pictured just after 7.00 this Saturday morning having returned from the 2016 "Darkness into Light" 5K Walk in Killarney. The truly inspiring experience in the exquisite setting of Killarney National Park was superbly organised and coordinated by a wonderfully dedicated Team. The Killarney Walk is held in memory of the late Nathan Carroll and has become one of the most successful events promoting assistance for the marvellous work of Pieta House. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)

Some of the many Millstreet participants pictured just after 7.00 this Saturday morning having returned from the 2016 “Darkness into Light” 5K Walk in Killarney.  We had left Millstreet at 2.30 a.m. in the bus driven by Alfie Cooney and coordinated by Marie Twomey (at centre with dark coat). The truly inspiring experience in the exquisite setting of Killarney National Park was superbly organised and coordinated by a wonderfully dedicated Team at Killarney Racecourse. The Killarney Walk is held in memory of the late Nathan Carroll and has become one of the most successful events promoting assistance for the marvellous work of Pieta House. We also recorded a number of radio interviews which we shall later share on “Radio Treasures” on Cork Music Station. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)

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“Mile Twelve” Bluegrass Group from Boston presented an hour long magical music experience in the world of the hugely popular Bluegrass music genre on Thursday, 5th May as part of Bealtaine Festival 2016. A million thanks to Breda at Millstreet Library for according us all such a marvellous privilege hearing this splendid Band and to John Nyham for organising the Irish Tour of these wonderfully talented Musicians. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)

2Bluegrass Music Magic at Library 2016 -6003Bluegrass Music Magic at Library 2016 -6004Bluegrass Music Magic at Library 2016 -6006Bluegrass Music Magic at Library 2016 -600 We accorded our distinguished Visitors a tour of Millstreet Museum after which they enjoyed refreshments in the Library.  On my “Radio Treasures” programme on Cork Music Station next Tuesday at 10.30pm I shall be sharing some of their superb music as well as an interview with the very talented young people. continue reading…

The Coordinators of the recent church gate collection in Millstreet Parish in aid of the Disabled Drivers’ Association wish to express sincere thanks for the excellent amount collected of €1,258.24 plus an extra €60.00 from the various collection boxes in the shops.  We thank Mary and also Sheila O’Donoghue (Hon. Sec.) for this important update.  (S.R.)

The Friday evening Mass at 7.30 (Anniversary Mass of the late Tom and Abina Radley of The Square) is now rescheduled to 10 a.m. on this Friday,  6th May 2016.   There will be no 7.30pm Mass on this Friday.  (S.R.)

We thank Breda at Millstreet Library for the interesting notice.  (S.R.)

We thank Breda at Millstreet Library for the interesting notice.  Last year’s Bluegrass Musical Group was truly superb and undoubtedly this new Group will also be splendid.  Click on the Poster to enlarge.   (S.R.)

Curator may be contacted by emailing millstreetmuseum @eircom.net - Click on the Notice to enlarge.  (S.R.)

Curator may be contacted by emailing millstreetmuseum @eircom.netClick on the Notice to enlarge. (S.R.)

“Radio Treasures” tonight from 9.30pm to 11.00pm…All most welcome….Special interview at 10pm with John Murphy, Ballinamona (near Mallow) re the Margaret Murphy Memorial Fund ….and more …lots more including a further preview of “Round the Fireside” re Bealtaine Festival.Tonight’s programme also places focus on the many recent updates of events and happenings in the Millstreet area.   We also include our “Fascinating Facts” feature blended with a sprinkling of humour!   As today marks the birthday of the late Bing Crosby – we include quite a few of Bing’s songs.  And lots more great music.  Feel welcome to text the programme or send a message to the “Seán Radley” Facebook Page.   To access just log into www.corkmusicstation.com .  Happy Listening!    (S.R.)

One of the many events promoting the Margaret Murphy Memorial Fund for CUH. Click on the poster to enlarge. (S.R.)

One of the many events promoting the Margaret Murphy Memorial Fund for CUH. Click on the poster to enlarge. (S.R.)

Nora O'Sullivan,Laught,Rathcoole pictured with her teacher Noreen O'Connor presenting her with her High achievement certificate for Tin Whistle for 2015 from Cork County School of Music. (Picture courtesy of Sheila Fitzgerald)

Nora O’Sullivan,Laught,Rathcoole pictured with her teacher Noreen O’Connor presenting her with her High achievement certificate for Tin Whistle for 2015 from Cork County School of Music.  (Picture courtesy of Sheila Fitzgerald)  Sincere congratulations to Nora on such a prestigious achievement.  (S.R.)

Pieta_House_-_Darkness_into_Light-2285-600‘Darkness into Light’ annual 5k walk in Killarney in aid of Pieta House takes places on Saturday May 7th at 4.15am. Bus departing Millstreet at 2.30am. To book your seat please contact Marie 087 2802529.  We thank Marie Twomey, Priest Cross for the important praiseworthy notice.  (S.R.)

Joe Fitzgerald of Supervalu, Minor Row, Millstreet is certainly encouraging the Summer this rather chilly weekend!  Click on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.)

Joe Fitzgerald of Supervalu, Minor Row, Millstreet is certainly encouraging the Summer this rather chilly weekend! Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)

2Joe Fitzgerald of Supervalu encouraging  summer weather -6003Joe Fitzgerald of Supervalu encouraging  summer weather -600It was a ticket bought at O’Keeffe’s Supervalu which realised €65,000.00 for a lucky winner in yesterday’s “Telly Bingo”. continue reading…

Congratulations to Justin, Niall and the various Contributors on the wonderfully colourful May issue of "Duhallow Today" which also includes historic photographs from Millstreet Museum Archive. The Free issues are now available throughout Duhallow and may also be read online on the Duhallow Today website. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)

Congratulations to Justin, Niall and the various Contributors on the wonderfully colourful May issue of “Duhallow Today” which also includes historic photographs from Millstreet Museum Archive. The Free issues are now available throughout Duhallow and may also be read online on the Duhallow Today website. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)

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Visitors from Sacramento, California, USA at Millstreet Museum today tracing O'Leary Roots from the 18th Century.  Delighted also to greet local young people who recognised links to their Family at the Museum.  And sincere congratulations to the Gilbourne Family of Killarney Road, Millstreet on being featured in such fashionable style in yesterday's front page in glorious colour of the prestigious "Irish Times" having been photographed at Punchestown Races.  Click on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.)

Visitors from Sacramento, California, USA at Millstreet Museum today tracing O’Leary Roots from the 18th Century. Delighted also to greet local young people who recognised links to their Family at the Museum. And sincere congratulations to the Gilbourne Family of Killarney Road, Millstreet on being featured in such fashionable style in yesterday’s front page in glorious colour on the prestigious “Irish Times” having been photographed at Punchestown Races. Click on the images to enlarge.   (S.R.)

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2016-04-29 TellyBingo won in MillstreetSomeone in Millstreet may have won the Snowball prize of €65,000 on Telly Bingo today.

The lucky winning ticket was bought in SuperValu, Millstreet.

Today’s Telly Bingo can be viewed on the RTÉ Player.

(thanks to Shane for letting us know)

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A wide variety of wonderful poems by such Poets as Bernard O'Donoghue, Karen O'Connor and the late Marie Ryan were share at Millstreet Library on Thursday, 29th April 2016 in "Poetry Revolution".

A wide variety of wonderful poems by such Poets as Bernard O’Donoghue, Karen O’Connor and the late Marie Ryan were shared at Millstreet Library on Thursday, 28th April 2016 in “Poetry Revolution”. Click on picture to enlarge.  (S.R.)

Getting ahead when it comes to telephony in Millstreet has always been a struggle, but it hasn’t always been because of our location. In 1924, when twenty subscribers were needed to get the first phones to Millstreet, we couldn’t get enough subscribers. Now we have more mobile phones than people! Below are some extracts of some Dáil debates on how we were faring:


Friday, 7th March 1924, in Dáil Éireann Debate, our local Labour TD Thomas Nagle was asking when phone services would arrive in Millstreet:

TOMAS DE NOGLA:     asked the Postmaster-General if he has considered the application of residents of the town and district of Millstreet, Co. Cork, for telephone installations, and if he intends to meet the wishes of these people.

POSTMASTER-GENERAL (Mr. J.J. Walsh):     In response to an application for a telephone service from a resident of the town of Millstreet a canvass for telephone subscribers was recently undertaken, but the amount of support forthcoming was so small as not to warrant the heavy expense which would be incurred in extending the system to Millstreet and opening an Exchange at that place. continue reading…

We thank Breda for the Poster.  Click on the image to enlarge.  (S.R.)

We thank Breda for the Poster. Click on the image to enlarge. (S.R.)

Tom has uploaded a very nice video, looking at the O’ Sullivan Beara Walk over the New Footbridge at the Boeing, Dromsicane, Co Cork. (TMC Photography)

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The May Issue of "Duhallow Today" will be available throughout Duhallow at the beginning of May.  Click on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.)

The May Issue of “Duhallow Today” will be available throughout Duhallow at the beginning of May. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)

Millstreet Pitch & Putt ClubCoaching on Thursday 28 AprilThursday 5 May. Juveniles 6-7 p.m.  Adults 7-8p.m. All welcome.  We thank Pat Breen for this notice.  (S.R.)

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