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Máire from Ballyvourney at a special promotion stand featuring packaged Breakfast treat which included egg, black and white pudding and sausage in one slice. The display at Supervalu, Millstreet on Thursday is a family-run business. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)

Máire from Ballyvourney at a special promotion stand featuring packaged Breakfast treat which included egg, black and white pudding and sausage in one slice. The de Róiste display at Supervalu, Millstreet on Thursday is a family-run business. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)

We thank Orlaith for the excellent updates relating to Millstreet Country Park. Click on the Poster to enlarge. (S.R.)

We thank Orlaith for the excellent updates relating to Millstreet Country Park.    Click on the Poster to enlarge. (S.R.)

Orlaith also indicates: We reopen the 26th of March – we are now offering 2 for 1 Adult Season Passes up to and including our open day.   Purchases can be made over the phone from the Park 029 70810 or from Nibbles Café.

Tonight’s “Radio Treasures” programme from 9.30 to 11.00 pm places focus on the many recent updates of events and happenings in the Millstreet area.  Our special 10pm Interview tonight features Paddy Gleeson, Chief Guide, Glasnevin Cemetery.   We also include our “Fascinating Facts” feature. We invite you to listen to some of our Orchestral Gems and to selections from “The Walton Programme” of the 1950s and 1960s. And lots more great music as well. Feel welcome to text 086 825 0074 the programme or send a message to the “Seán Radley” Facebook Page. To access just log into www.corkmusicstation.com  . Happy Listening!

Chief Guide at Glasnevin Cemetery, Dublin - Paddy Gleeson is interviewed on "Radio Treasures" at 10pm tonight.  Below  - pictured at the grave of Michael Collins at the Cemetery.  Click on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.)

Chief Guide at Glasnevin Cemetery, Dublin – Paddy Gleeson is interviewed on “Radio Treasures” at 10pm tonight. Below – pictured at the grave of Michael Collins at the Cemetery during a visit there on 22nd Oct. 2015. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)

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Before the many other General Election 2016 Posters were put in place it was Renua Candidate, Jason Fitzgerald who was the first to personally  coordinate his Poster Campaign in Millstreet as soon as the Election was called.  Jason was joined by dedicated local helpers also.   Click on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.)

Before the many other General Election 2016 Posters were put in place it was Renua Candidate, Jason Fitzgerald who was the first to personally coordinate his Poster Campaign in Millstreet as soon as the Election was called. Jason was joined by dedicated local helpers also. Click on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.)

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A purse was found in the West End Car Park, Millstreet at approximately 2:10pm today (Feb. 8th). It has been handed into us here at Presentation N.S..  Please ring 029 70957 or call into the school if this purse is yours.

Many thanks to Noel for handing in this lost purse.  And we thank Ciara for the notice.  (S.R.)

Patricia Guerin presents a €560.00 Cheque to Noreen McSweeney at St. Joseph's Community Hospital, Millstreet following a very successful Coffee Morning at Millstreet G.A.A. Community Hall. A further similar cheque was presented to COPE Foundation in Mallow. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)

Patricia Guerin joined by some of her wonderfully dedicated helpers (the Murphy Triplets and Phil Sheehan) presents a €560.00 Cheque to Noreen McSweeney at St. Joseph’s Community Hospital, Millstreet following a very successful Coffee Morning at Millstreet G.A.A. Community Hall. A further similar cheque was presented to COPE Foundation in Mallow. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)

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Eileen O'Mahony, R.I. P.

   Eileen O’Mahony

Acknowledgement

Eileen O’Mahony, Kilmeedy, Millstreet. RIP

(31-7-1922 to 17-02-2015)

Maura, Seán, Ann and families, wish to sincerely thank all who sympathised with us, on the death of our mother Eileen. We are grateful to and wish to thank people who were involved in Eileen’s care especially her GP’s Dr. Pat and Dr. Michael Casey, Elaine O’Riordan PHN, the Home Care Assistants, Reen’s Pharmacy, Margaret Leader, Marymount Hospice, HSE, Medical, Nursing and Support staff in Millstreet and Áras Mhuire Community Nursing units along with our extended family, good neighbours and friends. We were privileged Mom was assisted to remain in her own home for as long as her declining health allowed, a tribute to the care and attention she received from so many good and kind people, but in particular we acknowledge Sheila’s sound practical support and assistance which enabled Mom in her frailer years to enjoy life, in her own home among those she loved.

We thank everyone who visited Mom or kept in contact by phone, wrote cards or letters. She loved the visits and the contact. We thank sincerely, Canon John Fitzgerald  for his support with home visits to Mom, which she greatly appreciated, and for being there for her wake, leading the funeral Mass and burial in St Mary’s Cemetery. continue reading…

Joan Casey.  We thank Bridget for this wonderfully uplifting tribute to Joan.  We also thank Bridget for the photograph.  Click on the image to enlarge.  (S.R.)

Joan CaseyVolunteer Supreme. We thank Bridget Buckley for this wonderfully uplifting tribute to Joan. We also thank Bridget for the photograph. Click on the image to enlarge. (S.R.)

After many years of being the driving force behind Millstreet Camogie Club, Joan Casey has been selected by the Cork County Camogie Association, as their recipient of the “Volunteer of the Year Award” for  2015.Joan will be going forward as the Cork representative for the National Volunteer of the Year award in Croke Park on February 20th.

This award is an acknowledgment of her dedication to Millstreet Camogie Club and also for being the face of Millstreet Camogie Club at County Board Level. 

Joan’s role extends from the mundane job of jersey washing to the complexity of co-ordinating matches, while always having the girls best interests at heart. continue reading…

The splendid cast of Millstreet Community School's production of Seán O'Casey's "The Plough & the Stars" pictured on Wednesday, 3rd Feb. 2016. A further performances takes place on tonight (Thursday). Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)

The splendid cast of Millstreet Community School‘s production of Seán O’Casey’s “The Plough & the Stars” pictured on Wednesday, 3rd Feb. 2016. A further performances takes place on tonight (Thursday). Click on the images to enlarge.   (S.R.)

It has been 24 years since the parts of "Captain Brennan" was played by (from left) Tony McCaul in 1992 now played by Colm O'Leary in 2016 - while James Cronin is "Fluther Good" in 2016 and Jason O'Sullivan was also excellent in the same role in 1992.

It has been 24 years since the part of “Captain Brennan” was played by (from left) Tony McCaul in 1992 now played by Colm O’Leary in 2016 – while James Cronin is “Fluther Good” in 2016 and Jason O’Sullivan was also excellent in the same role in 1992.

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Tonight’s programme places focus on the many recent updates of event and happenings in the Millstreet area.   We also include our “Fascinating Facts” feature. We invite you to a Waltzing Trip Through Ireland.    And lots more great music.  Feel welcome to text 086 825 0074 the programme or send a message to the “Seán Radley” Facebook Page.   To access just log into www.corkmusicstation.com .  Happy Listening!    (S.R.)

In this, the year of commemorations, the T.Y. Drama Group will perform O’Casey’s classic “The Plough and the Stars”. This will be staged on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, February 2nd, 3rd and 4th, in the school at 8 p.m.This play gives insight on the impact of the rising on the people of Dublin and reflects on the role of violence in social change. A great night at the theatre awaits all. A special invite to previous cast members, especially all who performed this play.

We thank Chris Horan for the caption above and the picture below.  (S.R.)Plough & Stars at MCS_edited-1

The official General Election Campaign Launch of Fine Gael's Deputy Áine Collins took place at the Wallis Arms Hotel on Sunday afternoon 31st January. Pictured from left: Minister Simon Harris, Deputy Áine Collins and Seán Kelly, M.E.P.. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)

The official General Election Campaign Launch of Fine Gael’s Deputy Áine Collins took place at the Wallis Arms Hotel on Sunday afternoon 31st January. Pictured from left: Minister Simon Harris, Deputy Áine Collins and Seán Kelly, M.E.P.. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)

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A visit to a most scenic countryside close to Millstreet on Sunday afternoon - the eve of the beginning of Spring on 1st February 2016 revealed the exquisite sight of triplet lambs just born to the proud mother sheep and in a wonderfully caring setting where three young "farmers" take care of not only the sheep but also Pearl the Horse and the many cattle. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)

A visit to a most scenic countryside close to Millstreet on Sunday afternoon – the eve of the beginning of Spring on 1st February 2016 revealed the exquisite sight of triplet lambs just born to the proud mother sheep and in a wonderfully caring setting where three young “farmers” help to  take great care of not only the sheep but also Pearl the Horse and the many cattle. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)

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3Spring 2016 arrives in Millstreet countryside -600Brendan Murphy and I recorded a brief sequence also on our visit and this will be seen later on LTV2 Millstreet.  We now share some more pictures from our Sunday afternoon visit.
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Resting on the edge of Millstreet Town, Altamount House is a big old house that dates back to the 18th century. It has had several owners but has not been lived in for over twenty years, and has nearly totally fallen down. Originally an estate house, it was made into an emergency hospital during the famine in the 1840s and massively extended at the time to include a courtyard in the middle. It is sad to see such a fine building being taken over by nature. Photos below thanks to Ola Cashman.

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North exterior

1909 Altamount House

Altamount House in 1909

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The annual wonderfully creative St. Brigid's Crossmaking Workshop took place in the Library on Friday, 29th Jan. 2016 coordinated by Michelle O'Keeffe and Librarian Breda. Here we view the splendid crosses made by the very enthusiastic participants. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)

The annual wonderfully creative St. Brigid’s Crossmaking Workshop took place in the Library on Friday, 29th Jan. 2016 coordinated by Michelle O’Keeffe and Librarian Breda. Above – the recently painted St. Bridgid Statue at St. Patrick’s Church, Millstreet.   Below we view the splendid crosses made by the very enthusiastic participants. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)

3St. Brigid Crosses Workshop at Library 2016 -6004St. Brigid Crosses Workshop at Library 2016 -600Over the years very dedicated people such as Breeda Kelleher and the late Teresa Tangney provided excellent instruction on the making of the traditional St. Brigid’s Crosses.  St. Brigid’s Day is celebrated on Monday, 1st February 2016. continue reading…

The Community and Education Department of the Abbey Theatre together with Baboró,  presented  “Me, Mollser” – a specially commissioned monologue play which introduces “The Plough and the Stars” by Seán O’ Casey to a younger audience by telling the story of the Easter Rising 1916 through the magical power of a performance and workshop. This Thursday (28th Jan. 2016) morning at Presentation N.S., Millstreet 5th & 6th Class pupils from the Presentation N.S., Scoil Mhuire B.N.S. and Cloghoula N.S. experienced this absolutely brilliant production and workshop.  It was a true privilege to have been in attendance.  (S.R.)

Evan and Clara in their 1916 style pictured with the many young people who were given such an excellent insight into the life of a 15 year old girl of the 1916 era. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)

Evan and Clara in their 1916 style pictured with the many young people (and teachers) who were given such an excellent insight into the life of a 15 year old girl of the 1916 era. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)

Clara was thrilled to note that the mountain overlooking Millstreet is also Clara!

Clara was thrilled to note that the mountain overlooking Millstreet is also Clara!  She gave such an amazing performance as Mollser Gogan from 1916. The children (and teachers) were hugely impressed.

Evan was the Facilitator of the truly educational Workshop.

Evan was the Facilitator of the truly educational Workshop.

Presentation N.S. Pupils holding the props used in the performance.

Presentation N.S. Pupils holding the props used in the performance.

Pupils from Cloghoula N.S. with Evan and Clara from the Abbey Theatre.

Pupils from Cloghoula N.S. with Evan and Clara from the Abbey Theatre.

It was such an enriching experience for the senior pupils and was so appropriate to witness such a production in this Centenary Year of 1916.   We now share a further 11 images from the inspiring occasion. continue reading…

Here is just a selection of Photos taken at Cork County Hall last Monday Night of Sean Radley being recognised by the County Mayor John Paul O`Shea for his Irish Broadcasting Hall of Fame Award.A large number of supporters from Millstreet accompanied Sean Radley on the Night with them all travelling together on the C.A.R.T. (Carriginma Area Rural Transport) Bus,a great Night was had by all and we must thank Breeda Piggot for the lovely Photos.

Cancelled tonight due to strong winds (Storm Gertrude)

Millstreet Christmas Lights Committee will meet in the Square on Thursday next 28th at 7pm, and would be very grateful to anyone who would be free to volunteer a few hours to help take down the Christmas lights. Electricians, helpers and cherry pickers are especially required.

Thanks to all who volunteered and gave of their time to put up our wonderful Christmas display this year.

Tonight’s programme from 9.30 to 11.00 places focus on the uplifting response to the recent totally unexpected “Induction into the Irish Broadcasting Hall of Fame”  and we chat about last night’s Co. Mayor’s Reception in Cork.  And tonight also we have a very special new Listener in New Zealand – a great Friend of Russell Murphy who so very kindly arranged the presentation of the truly precious Medal to Millstreet Museum some weeks ago – We speak of Dianne Hansen pictured below with her twin sister when they were in school in 1955 and we  pay very special tribute to their Mum who went to her Eternal Reward some two years ago.  This little feature will transmit at 10pm Irish time (which for Dianne and Russell will be tomorrow morning!)  We also include our “Fascinating Facts” feature. We invite you to a Waltzing Trip Through Ireland….We also include a number of Daniel O’Donnell tracks.    And lots more great music.  Feel welcome to text 086 825 0074 the programme or send a message to the “Seán Radley” Facebook Page.   To access just log into www.corkmusicstation.com .  Happy Listening!

Dianne's Mum at 4 and at 90 (below)

Dianne’s Mum at 4 and at 90 (below)…Click on the image to enlarge.  (S.R.)

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Russell is in the middle row – fourth from the left. I’m in the front row – third from the left and my twin sister Gail, is third from the right.

Russell is in the middle row – fourth from the left.
Dianne is in the front row – third from the left and her twin sister Gail, is third from the right.    The year – 1955.  We thank Dianne for these wonderful photographs.

A big thank you

to everyone who attended

the Stephens Day quiz

in Corkerys bar

 €700.00 was raised which has been donated to Millstreet Community Hospital.

Thanks to Bernard Murphy, Ann-Marie Murphy, Mark Neville & Denis Cremin

for organising and running the quiz.

Thanks also to both prize winning teams for donating back their winnings

 

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Alex RyanThe death has occurred on January 23rd of Alex Ryan, Liscahane.

Reposing in Tarrant’s Funeral Home this evening (Tuesday) from 5pm to 8pm with removal afterwards to St.Patrick’s Church, Millstreet.

Requiem mass at 11am Wednesday followed by cremation in The Island Crematorium, Ringaskiddy.

May he Rest in Peace.
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LTV2 Millstreet Programme 272 is now Online we hope you enjoy our latest Programme.

Cork County Mayor, Cllr. John Paul O'Shea pictured at the official reopening of Millstreet Museum on 14th Oct. 2015. In County Hall, Cork on Monday 25th January 2016 he is holding one of special receptions - the details of which may be seen below. Click on the image to enlarge. (S.R.)

Cork County Mayor, Cllr. John Paul O’Shea pictured at the official reopening of Millstreet Museum on 14th Oct. 2015.  In County Hall, Cork on Monday 25th January 2016 he is holding one of his  special Mayoral Receptions – the details of which may be seen below. Click on the image to enlarge. (S.R.)

Cllr. John Paul O’Shea, Cork Co. Mayor states:

“As Mayor of the County of Cork, I am delighted to host a Mayoral Reception on Monday next, 25th January at 7.30pm in the foyer of County Hall for the following recipients:

Elizabeth Maddox, Castlemartyr, Co Cork, Cork; Carer of the Year 2015.
Donagh O’Sullivan, Glengarriff, Co. Cork; Ireland’s Young Carer of the Year 2015.
Cork Ladies Football Team; All Ireland Champs!
Cork Ladies Camogie Team; All Ireland Champs!
Adam O’Sullivan, Midleton, Co. Cork: Junior European & World Martial Arts Champion.
Cian O’Driscoll, Mallow, Co. Cork; Gold & Silver winner in the USA National Junior 4 Wall Championship.
Robert Splaine, Belgooly, Co. Cork; Current Chef d’Equipe of the Irish Showjumping Team.
Seán Radley, Millstreet, Co. Cork; Recent Inductee of Irish Broadcasting Hall of Fame.

I am really looking forward to it and meeting all these wonderful and special people. We can be so proud in Cork to have such wonderful achievers.

John Paul O’ Shea”

On the Campaign Trail for the 2016 General Election - Pictured at Mount Leader, Millstreet on Sat. 23rd Jan. 2016. From left: John O'Leary, Donal Guiney, Deborah O'Leary and Deputy Michael Moynihan, T.D.. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)

On the Fianna Fáil Campaign Trail for the 2016 General Election – Pictured at Mount Leader, Millstreet on Sat. 23rd Jan. 2016. From left: John O’Leary, Donal Guiney, Deborah O’Leary and Deputy Michael Moynihan, T.D.. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)

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We wish to extend sincere congratulations to Mary and Kieran Murphy of Keale, Millstreet on the recent birth of their wonderful new Daughter.  (S.R.)

"Operation Transformation" in Millstreet on Thursday night 21st Jan. 2016 began with great enthusiasm despite the persistent rain - with a huge number of participants. Beginning at Supervalu (one of the main Sponsors) the 5K walk proceeded through the town reaching the Town Park where five rounds of the Park really tested the energy of the dedicated group. All then returned to Supervalu. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)

“Operation Transformation” in Millstreet on Thursday night 21st Jan. 2016 began with great enthusiasm despite the persistent rain – with a huge number of participants. Before the walk began there was a brief warm-up preparation guided by experienced athletes.  Beginning at Supervalu (one of the main Sponsors) the 5K walk proceeded through the town reaching the Town Park where five rounds of the Park really tested the energy of the dedicated group. All then returned to Supervalu. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)

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32Operation Transformation in Millstreet 2016 -60042Operation Transformation in Millstreet 2016 -60044Operation Transformation in Millstreet 2016 -600Well done to all who participated and who are a very real source of inspiration to everyone emphasising the many advantages of healthy outdoor exercise.  We now share a further 36 images from the special event.
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Our Millstreet Gramophone Circle January 2016 meeting. Some of the musical selections chosen will feature in tonight's programme. Click on the image to enlarge. (S.R.)

Our Millstreet Gramophone Circle January 2016 meeting. Some of the musical selections chosen will feature in tonight’s programme. Click on the image to enlarge. (S.R.)

Tonight’s programme places focus on the uplifting response to the recent totally unexpected “Induction into the Irish Broadcasting Hall of Fame”   We also include our “Fascinating Facts” feature. We invite you to a Waltzing Trip Through Ireland.    And lots more great music.  Feel welcome to text 086 825 0074 the programme or send a message to the “Seán Radley” Facebook Page.   To access just log into www.corkmusicstation.com .  Happy Listening!    (S.R.)

This electronic earpiece which can be linked to phone was found in the West End Carpark today.  Owner may collect it at Millstreet Museum (open on Wednesday 9.30 to 3.30pm) or may contact millstreetmuseum @eircom.net

This electronic earpiece which can be linked to phone was found in the West End Car Park today. Owner may collect it at Millstreet Museum (open on Wednesday 9.30 to 3.30pm) or may contact millstreetmuseum @eircom.net  (S.R.)

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We thank Noreen McSweeney, Rathcoole for the four splendid pictures of the presentation at McCarthy’s Bar, The Square, Millstreet of the Boeing Swim 2016 Cheque to “Aid Cancer Treatment”.   A hugely impressive cheque for an amazing €4,100.00 plus an extra €40.00 from ticket sales of a much sought after Sports Jersey won by Helena Cooney.   Sincere congratulations to the supremely dedicated Coordinators and the brave Participants.  (S.R.)2Boeing Swim Cheque Presentation 2016 -6003Boeing Swim Cheque Presentation 2016 -6001Boeing Swim Cheque Presentation 2016 -6004Boeing Swim Cheque Presentation 2016 -600

The cattle in the farmyard sheds bellowing for silage or hay
It is cold and wet by the Mountain of Clara today
The weather temperature a chilly minus three degrees
And the cold wind is soughing in bare deciduous trees

In the old rushy fields west of Millstreet Town
Every waterway bank high in flood waters of brown
Where grass growth is dormant not any wildflowers
And nothing does grow in cold January showers
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