Believed to be the largest Millstreet International Show in ten years there is such a vibrant atmosphere at Green Glens where the Arenas look magnificent, the horse-boxes hugely impressive and the standard of jumping quite phenomenal. The town is looking so very welcoming with its vast arrays of floral arrangements. “Cinnamon Bakery and Coffee Shop” officially opened at West End on 15th August. Here we share a selection of images to illustrate the colour and impressive nature of this very important annual event in Millstreet. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.) [read more …] “Wonderfully Busy Show Week 2018 in Millstreet”
Last weekends Stonethrowers Rally in Tipperary produced some great results for the local crews that made the trip to Clonmel to compete in the one day Event which was the fourth Round of the very Competitive National Championship. T|he Event comprised of a 3×3 Stage format resulting in 9 very challenging Stages laid on by Tipperary Motor Club. There was success for Millstreet’s Sean Moynihan /MacKierans in their Ford Escort Mark 2 who came out on top of the Class 12 Results after leading the Class from the very first stage of the day,while another Local Crew in the form of Colin Philpott/Declan Casey competing in a Suzuki Swift emerged victorious in Class 23,while Derry Long swapped from the driving seat over to the Navigators Seat for this Event and guided Colin Roche in his Toyota Starlet to 1st in Class 11R, the Rally was won by Josh Moffett from Monaghan in a Ford Fiesta WRC who was in turn followed home by Donegal Man Declan Boyle in a similar Car with Moffett having a winning margin of just 7 Seconds after a hard days competition. Roy White was the top Tipperary competitor and he went on to finish 3rd overall also aboard a Fiesta WRC with Dromtarriffe Man James O`Brien as usual occupying the Co-Drivers Seat for White, so another good weekend was had for all the local Competitors who were competing in Clonmel. Round 5 of the National Championship will take place in Sligo on next Sunday August 19th.
Pictured below is Sean Moynihan in Action and Colin Philpott and Declan Casey being presented there Class 23 Award by John Ward of Tipperary Motor Club. there is also a Youtube link of Colin and Declan in action here at https://youtu.be/5yHefer95qs
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Leader of Fianna Fáil, Mícheál Martin, T.D. visited Millstreet on Wednesday, 18th July 2018. He was given a royal welcome as he began his tour at Coleman’s, dining at Café Aroma and continuing through the town arriving at Millstreet Town Park where the annual Cul Camp was in progress. He then visited the Carnegie Hall which included a period at Millstreet Museum where he very kindly gave an audio interview which will be rebroadcasted tonight at 10:00 on Cork Music Station on our weekly programme “Radio Treasures” which begins at 9:30 and ends at 11:00pm. The F.F. Leader was accompanied by Michael Moynihan, T.D. and members of the Millstreet F.F. Cumann. Here we share some 40 images from the special visit. Feel welcome to message our live broadcast on the Sean Radley Facebook Page or text 086 825 0074. And tonight also we listen to John Linehan’s superb Winning Commentary regarding the purchasing of ice creams for the Family (pictured below). Happy Listening. Click on the images below to enlarge. (S.R.)
We thank Mary Louise Ward for the following interesting information regarding Smart Store Cooking. (S.R.)
Change habits to save money and reduce food waste
Did you know that food waste costs Irish households a whopping €700 each year. A few simple changes to habits could help reduce food waste, saving time and allowing you spend your precious pennies more wisely. To help make some smarter choices, you will find lots of tips and advice in-store at O’Keeffe’s SuperValu as well as on-line from Smart Store Cooking’s Twitter, Facebook and Instagram pages. Enjoy cooking some delicious healthy recipes from the Smart Store Cooking recipe book which is currently on sale at O’Keeffe’s SuperValu at a special promotional price of €5.00. Easy recipes, using ‘Smart’ ingredients (all indicated in-store as “I’m a Smart Ingredient”), ensure you cook more efficiently with less food waste. Chat with Mary Louise & her team during their visits to O’Keeffes, sample something tasty from the cookbook and discover how you can improve your planning, shopping and cooking habits. Don’t forget to pick up some FREE recipe cards when visiting O’Keeffe’s SuperValu.
A magnificent Sacred Space has been created at St. Patrick’s Church to especially mark the upcoming Papal Visit to Ireland by Pope Francis. Coordinated by Canon John Fitzgerald, P.P. and Parish Secretary, Sharon Lane the wonderful feature is further enhanced by the work of Millstreet Men’s Shed (crafting the very beautiful tree), the photography of Fr. James McSweeney (superb image of the Cross on Clara Mountain) and the splendid art design of Declan Crowley of Milltech. The overall theme is World Meeting of Families 21 – 26 August 2018. Here we share a selection of images illustrating the Sacred Space and also showing further Papal features within the Sanctuary. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.) [read more …] “Special Sacred Space for Papal Visit 2018 at St. Patrick’s Church, Millstreet”
There will be a Church Gate Collection in Millstreet this weekend – 18th/19th August 2018 – in aid of Sr. Consilio’s Cuan Mhuire Centre in Farnanes. This highly regarded facility treats Girls who experience addiction problems including substance and alcohol dependency. Your support would be greatly appreciated.
— see Cuan Mhuire on facebook
Friday, 10th August 2018 marked the historic 50th Anniversary Celebrations of Millstreet Parish Credit Union. The magnificent occasion began with the celebration of Mass by Fr. Paddy O’Byrne in St. Patrick’s Church, Millstreet with the participation of many Credit Union Committee Members in the special liturgy enhanced by Millstreet Parish Choir. Dermot Kiely with Ted Kiely then unveiled a very impressive plaque at the Credit Union H.Q. in The Square. Then followed a most enjoyable evening of refreshments, speeches, a special Draw and lots of memories evoked in the Wallis Arms Hotel. We extend sincere congratulations to All who have given so generously of their time, talents and dedication over the past decades where friendliness, support and sound advice have been hallmarks of our very own Millstreet Parish Credit Union. Every success in the years ahead and long may the spirit of Nora Herlihy continue in true evidence. Here we share images from the wonderful occasion on Friday night. (And some more pictures to follow later.) Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)
The exquisite style of the young people was clearly in evidence on Thursday evening (9th August) as preparations for the Debs Event 2018 got underway at West End, Millstreet. Two buses transported the very happy groups to the superb occasion in Limerick. Here we share the first of our features illustrating the magnificent colour of the annual event. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.) [read more …] “Millstreet Community School Debs 2018”
Sincere thanks to all who so very kindly contributed to last weekend’s church gate collection 2018 for Millstreet Museum and Millstreet Website which amounted to €2,302.17 (plus €25.00 cheque from Tralee this morning). Such generous support is greatly appreciated. This uplifting amount was made up from the contributions at Millstreet church gate collection of €2,082.17 plus very kind donations presented from abroad and also from local people who delivered such donations before and after our annual church gate collection of €220.00. This money will very much assist us in the continuation of running our Museum (insurance, heating, lighting and developments) and our Website (server and domain costs). Having Myra Sheehan assisting in our Museum under a Government Scheme has meant such a lot and we only so wish such a hugely valuable Scheme could be extended. We’re sincerely thankful to our Website Team (pictured below) who give of their talents and time entirely on a spontaneous manner to help maintain one of the most highly regarded community websites in Ireland. We renew our appeal to our Website Visitors national and international who may wish to support our work anytime during the year. For this purpose we’ve set up a Bank of Ireland facility where one can contribute if one wishes at any time. We have arranged to set up an electronic system with the Bank of Ireland here in Millstreet (where our Museum/Website account exists) whereby anyone can transfer a desired donation to the account by just quoting at one’s own Bank our relevant numbers which are: IBAN No.: IE22 BOFI 9058 0334 0531 43 and the BIC No.: BOFIIE2D. We are most grateful to the many people who have very kindly used this method of support over the past year. It gives a real opportunity especially to those living abroad to assist us in our efforts to continue the services of Millstreet Museum and Millstreet Community Website. We now share a selection of images from last weekend’s church gate collection. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)
Searching through the Griffith’s Evaluations for Millstreet (from about 1850), it was intriguing to see a reference to a Nunnery Road in Millstreet which I had not seen before. Has anyone heard of Nunnery Road before, and do they know where it refers to? 
update: we think we may have solved it – see below for details
We thank Seán Murphy (formerly of Mill View, Millstreet) for providing us with this wonderful picture which will evoke many special memories. Seán also provides us with a list of the names that he knows in reference to the photograph. The Principal Teacher, Patrick O’Doherty is present in the image. In 1953 the location of Scoil Mhuire, Millstreet BNS was on Clara Road opposite to the Presbytery. Please make contact (in our comment section) or email <firstname.lastname@example.org> if you can identify any further people in this truly historic and very interesting picture. Many thanks to Seán’s nephew, Jason Murphy, for delivering the picture and name list to us. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)
Formerly the location of “Nibbles” the new “Cinnamon” is presently preparing to open on Wednesday, 15th August 2018. Opening hours: Monday to Friday: 9am to 5pm – Saturday: 9am to 3pm. Here we share images of the preparation. Click on the pictures to enlarge. (S.R.)
Newly painted Railway Station looking superb
Our Annual Church Gate Collection takes place this coming weekend (4th/5th August 2018). Sincere thanks to those people who have already contributed generously to both Projects. Here we share three images from our Archives recalling Eurovision 1993 in Millstreet. Click on the pictures to enlarge. (S.R.)
The Truck Run for Jacob was a fantastic Success last Sunday. 80 Trucks took part on the day, here is a note of thanks from Mike P. Kelleher of Millstreet Vintage Club who headed up the Organising Team for the Truck Run.
Hi all just a note to say thanks to everyone that took part in the Truck Run on Sunday last, a big thank you to the Truck Drivers and Business`s that supported the run. Thanks to the Bikers for their marshalling, thanks to Tony O’Brien for the bar-b-que, thanks to TMC for covering the day, thanks to Yanis Photo for the pictures, thanks to John for the teas and coffees, thanks to all in the Club that helped out, thanks to the Garda Siochana for helping the event run smoothly, thanks to John Tarrant of the Corkman and C103 for getting the word out there and last but not least thanks to Gordon O Keeffe and Breeda O Keeffe K&L deliveries for the use of their premises, without it the run would not have been possible. Millstreet Vintage Club are pleased with the money for Jacob that was raised and and I will update with the final figure soon,hope to see you all again at the next outing. Thanks again to Everyone.
Below is a Selection of Photos taken by Tom Corbett of TMC Photos on the day and you can see all of Toms Photos on the Link here at https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.1840931079327219.1073742057.521710134582660&type=3
Tom also took a great Video of the Run as well on this link at https://www.facebook.com/tom.corbett.10/videos/2044397932259921/?hc_ref=ARQTWPjJwhjawRfO9a9pp1ST48bSgWtyMUEtyRs8V-V6FuY0uv984l83gE243-OoxPM
If anybody wants to get Pictures from last Sunday you can send Tom a Message or Email him on his Facebook Page at https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=521710134582660&ref=br_rs
Because this annual collection is our only source of funding to maintain our Museum/Tourist Information Centre plus our only way of maintaining our Millstreet Website www.millstreet.ie – we very much appreciate support at our Church gate Collection this coming weekend (4th & 5th August 2018) outside St. Patrick’s Church, Millstreet. We’ve always only held our Collection in Millstreet but if people in the Ballydaly and Cullen areas wish to support our efforts also it would indeed help to further enhance our services. Our main costings at the Museum are for insurance, heating, lighting and limited development. Our Millstreet website costs are for annual subscriptions to our Server and also for the use of our .ie domain name. All those involved in both the Museum and the Website gladly work on a voluntary basis like so many others involved in other local organisations promoting the Community Spirit for which Millstreet has oftentimes been much praised. Thanking you in anticipation of such wonderful continuing support – Seán Radley on behalf of Millstreet Museum Society and the Millstreet Website Team.
Previous church gate collections illustrated below: Patrick W. O’Leary of Louisville, Kentucky, USA whose generosity is much appreciated comments: “The Millstreet Website is our excellent window to Millstreet daily life in a very real sense and such a connection is of great important to people worldwide.” Patrick has (as well as others) suggested that an opportunity should be given to people nationally and internationally who may at any time wish to contribute towards the upkeep of these services and to this effect we have arranged to set up an electronic system with the Bank of Ireland here in Millstreet (where our Museum/Website account exists) whereby anyone can transfer a desired donation to the account by just quoting at one’s own Bank our relevant numbers which are: IBAN No.: IE22 BOFI 9058 0334 0531 43 and the BIC No.: BOFIIE2D. We are most grateful to the many people who have very kindly used this method of support over the past year. It gives a real opportunity especially to those living abroad to assist us in our efforts to continue the services of Millstreet Museum and Millstreet Community Website. [read more …] “Annual Collection in Support of Millstreet Museum & Millstreet Website This Coming Weekend 4th & 5th August 2018”
Millstreet Vintage Club Charity Truck Run in aid of Jacob who was Born without Eyes on next Sunday July 29th,the Truck Run will depart from the K&L Yard in Millstreet at 12 Noon, the General Public are more than welcome to come along and view the Trucks either before the Start or Back at the finish at the K&L Yard or why not come out and support them as they pass along the Route on the day and here is a list of places the Run will be passing through,starting in Millstreet heading to Sandpit House Cross,Ballymaquirke Cross,Kanturk,Newmarket,Boherbue,Kiskeam,on to Ballydesmond where Run will turn left before Ballydesmond Village and on to the Knocknagree Road,going past Munster Joinery,on down to Knocknagree then on to Rathmore turning left at Dennehys Corner and continue on for Cullen and outside Cullen turning Right for Derinagree down past the Church in Derinagree and turning Right at Lower Keale Cross and back into Millstreet to the Finish at the K and L Yard,this should take 2hrs approx, for more details contact Mike P Kelleher on 087 2929430.
This evening 9:30 to 11:00 on Cork Music Station our 10pm Interview is with Brendan & Marie Fleming, Millstreet…. who created the splendid balloon figures and the very popular arm tattoos at the Annual “School’s Out” Party. During our chat recorded on 27th June 2018 at the Annual School’s Out Party Brendan and Marie tell us about their input in the annual event and we also chat about “The Animal Roadshow“. We have lots of uplifting songs and music as usual. We share musings galore. We link with our live Seán Radley Facebook messages and comments. Feel most welcome to send such to our chatline or text 086 8250074. Below we share images of more of the “The School’s Out” Party. And we hear about a Banquet at the Boeing. Happy Listening. Click on the pictures to enlarge. (S.R.)
Millstreet Vintage Club are hosting a Charity Truck Run in aid of Jacob who was Born without Eyes on next Sunday July 29th,the Truck Run will depart from the K&L Yard in Millstreet at 12 Noon and will return back to the Yard again for the Finish which will be followed by a BBQ,all types of Trucks Vintage/Classic/Modern are very Welcome to take part,plenty Room available to Park Trailers etc,this Event is for a Good Cause and your Support would be most appreciated,the General Public are more than welcome to come along and view the Trucks either before the Start or Back at the finish at the K&L Yard or why not come out and support the Trucks as they pass along the Route on the day,for more details contact Mike P Kelleher on 087 2929430.
Superbly organized by the dedicated members of Millstreet’s Men’s Shed the Annual Soapbox Race took place on Sunday, 22nd July 2018 starting at the K&L Complex and finishing on Clara Road. Commentator supreme Richard O’Sullivan introduced some eight adult competitors plus (new this year) a host of young people with their own toy vehicles. Here we share just the beginning of a much longer feature later – just to give an idea of the truly wonderful atmosphere (despite the very humid weather conditions). We begin by meeting the 1st, 2nd and 3rd winners . We also meet with representatives of the overall winners – Healy’s Bar, Kilcorney. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)
The following images illustrate a variety of topics for which we’re presently preparing full features which will be uploaded later. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)
“Millstreet Community Council welcomes the result of the review carried out recently regarding the Millstreet Ambulance Service. Now, after six years, the Millstreet Ambulance Service is to be fully restored—which is indeed great news. Millstreet Community Council has been working behind the scenes with the H.S.E. on this very important issue.”
Noel Buckley (Chairman)
We thank Noel for this truly uplifting news and we congratulate Millstreet Community Council for having placed such vital focus on the all-important health issue. We all extend a heartfelt welcome back to the fully restored Millstreet Ambulance Service. (S.R.)
This evening 9:30 to 11:00 on Cork Music Station our 10pm Interview is with Greg, Manager of Herlihy’s Centra , Millstreet. During our chat recorded on 27th June 2018 at the Annual School’s Out Party Greg shares his thoughts on the very successful Annual Party and we speak about Greg’s Polish roots. On a follow-up programme in a few weeks time we shall be chatting with Marie and Brendan (who created the splendid balloon figures and the very popular arm tattoos) of The Animal Roadshow And, of course, we have lots of uplifting songs and music. We share musings galore. We link with our live Seán Radley Facebook messages and comments. Feel most welcome to send such to our chatline or text 086 8250074. Below we share images of Greg, the dedicated Centra Staff and the many young people who had just got their Summer Holidays. Happy Listening. Click on the pictures to enlarge. (S.R.)
In drought July 2018
As we know it on a normal summers day
In flood November 2009
Frank O’Riordan (U12 Shot Putt) claimed Gold for Gneeveguilla AC in Tullamore on July 7th 2018 at the Irish Life Health National B Track and Field championships also claiming a new Personal Best. His sister Danielle (U13 Shot Putt) claimed a Bronze medal. Well done to them both on such a wonderful achievement.