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.
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
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”
As summer turns into Autumn, the rain clouds have begun to arrive, but there is still plenty sunshine around (maybe not this weekend though). Below are a few photos and videos from visitors and locals alike, taken recently in the Millstreet area. [read more …] “In Pictures – 9th September 2017”
Thanks to Josef for sending us these nice scenery photos of Millstreet. With the weekend showers and sun, saw rainbows lots of rainbows. The photos were taken from the Boeing Bridge, the Clara Loop, and more
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!
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
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”
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.
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
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.
Nail&Brow Bar is recruiting a Nail Technician/Brow Specialist for a part time position in Millstreet Co. Cork. Primary Duties: Manicure,pedicure 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.)
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”
With perfect weather, free admission and exquisite surroundingsDrishane 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.)
Thanks to Mary for sending us this photo of the helicopter landed at Station Road yesterday. It’s a sign of the International Horse Trials taking place this week at Green Glens and Drishane, with competitors from all over Europe, the USA, and further away taking part. For full details see millstreet.horse/eventing
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.
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.
Shane Browne has made contact with us requesting that he would appreciate it very much if anyone may have a “Hill 16” ticket to sell for the All-Ireland Hurling Final in Croke Park on Sunday, 3rd Sept. 2017 at which his favourite Waterford Team will be playing. Apparently Shane has never missed these All-Ireland final games in over 25 years! Shane may be contacted on 086 167 2153. (S.R.)
Tonight on our programme on this anniversary of the death of Michael Collins:
We meet with Poet supreme – Patrick Hammer of New Jersey, USA (at 10pm). 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 Miah (Michael Twomey) R.I.P.. We share Edinburgh Fringe 2017 funniest 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 …. having the television coverage of “The Rose of Tralee” in the background (!). 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
Bríd Clifford on behalf of Sr. Consilio’s Cuan Mhuire, Farnanes shared the following communication with us:
“Money is an on-going concern at Cuan Mhuire but the collection last Saturday and Sunday in Millstreet realized a very welcome sum total of €1,416.00. I would be most grateful if you could include a note of gratitude in the Millstreet News expressing our appreciation to all who assisted us and donated most generously to the Cuan Mhuire annual collection.The support and kindness we received will in turn give hope and help to many individuals coming to terms with addiction…..With every good wish, Yours Sincerely…Bríd Clifford . ” Below we share a selection of pictures which we recorded at last weekend’s Church Gate Collection. (S.R.)
Edward and Kathleen Ruane are seeking a House to Rent in the Millstreet area. As Edward indicates: “Kathleen is the proud owner of a courageous Yorkshire terrier named Frodo.” To contact please email edruane @gmail.com.
As preparations continue for the much anticipated Vintage Event in Millstreet Town Park in aid of such a praiseworthy cause – on speaking with Denis Hickey today he wished to indicate that while the Pitch would be closed on this coming Saturday and Sunday, the Car Park, Children’s Playground and Pitch-and-Putt Course would remain open. (S.R.)
A most impressive cheque for €3,400.00 was presented by Celina O’Mahony (seated 2nd from left) who was representing the superb Organisers of the exciting Fundraising Stretcher Race in May (Siobhán Tarrant and Linda O’Mahony were especially thanked for their great dedication together with other team participants). The Bingo Event on New Year’s Day held in the Bush Bar was organised by Sheila Barrett and her wonderful team. Receiving the cheque for the Friends of Millstreet Community Hospital is Noreen McSweeney. The Race resulted in a fund of €2,600.00 while the Bingo made €800.00 for the praiseworthy cause. Connie Hickey of the Bush Bar was especially thanked for his wonderfully kind support and cooperation. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)
Childminder required to mind three children (two school going)in their own home in Millstreet Monday to Friday. Teachers hours . Caring, reliable, non smoker. Car owner. References required. Contact 087 287 6763
Pictured below is Danielle O’Riordan who in July 2017 at the Munster B’s Athletic Event in Templemore, Co. Tipperary – took home Gold in her Shot Putt competition. Sincere congratulations to Danielle whose Mum, Eileen of Dromsicane has won many All-Irelands in the Sporting World. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)
Professor Bernard O’Donoghue presented a truly splendid selection of classical and Irish Traditional music in his programme at Millstreet Gramophone Circle on Friday night (18th Aug. 2017). Joe Kennelly (seated in centre on our pictures below) delivered the official thanks to Bernard highlighting his favourite pieces. A very generous member of our audience presented a beautiful Galway Crystal Bowl as one of our prizes for our half-time Draw. Our next meeting will be on the fourth Friday of Sept. – 22nd at 8.15pm in Millstreet Day Care Centre. Boherbue’s Music Room‘s next meeting is on Thursday, 7th Sept. at 8pm in Pearse Memorial Hall, Boherbue. Below we share our visual recording of just some of the audience attending our Friday night presentation. Bernard is seated 6th from left. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)
There will be a Church Gate Collection in Millstreet this weekend – 19th/20th August 2017 – in aid of Sr. Consilio’s Cuan Mhuire Centre in Farnanes. This highly regarded facility treats Girls who experience addiction problems. Your support would be greatly appreciated.