Truly Impressive Cheque Presented by Millstreet Vintage Club

Already previous posts on our website outline the very impressive presentation occasion which took place at Millstreet Parish Centre on Saturday night.  Here we share further images kindly recorded by William Fitzgerald.  Click on the pictures to enlarge.  (S.R.)  [read more …] “Truly Impressive Cheque Presented by Millstreet Vintage Club”

Superb Cine Film Footage of Millstreet in 1960s Shared by Colm

We sincerely thank Colm O’Connor who lives in Rotterdam and who originally hails from Millstreet for so very kindly sharing quite fascinating film footage of the Millstreet of the 1960s.  Colm’s father, the late Eddie O’Connor, captured a variety of very interesting scenes with his cine-camera and here we view the footage which includes a Corpus Christi Procession and playing ball on a traffic-free Drishane Road.  Among the others appearing on this hugely popular footage:  John Coleman, John Lucey and Anthony Forde. Click on the following link to view the scenes: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B3EnYQ9jGn2Eek1zUm8xN09VUzQ/view?usp=sharing&ts=59eb54fb

We also share some still images from the footage and we meet with Colm when he visited in August 2016.  Click on the pictures to enlarge.  (S.R.) If ye recognise people in the pictures, do let us know please.

Colm O’Connor (on right) pictured in Millstreet Town Park with Margaret Healy and Liam Gallagher in August 2016.
Tommy Radley (on right) as an altar boy in the 1960s during the Millstreet Corpus Christi Procession.
Simon, Mary and Eamonn O’Connor with Jerry Lehane (on right) at Drishane Road.
John “Sing” O’Sullivan with Denis O’Donovan (on left).

[read more …] “Superb Cine Film Footage of Millstreet in 1960s Shared by Colm”

Gramophone Meeting Deferred to 17th Nov. 2017

In the interest of safety regarding the upcoming Storm Brian the scheduled meeting of Millstreet Gramophone Circle tonight has been deferred to Friday, 17th Nov. at 8:15pm  when Con Kelleher of Cloghoulabeg, Millstreet will present a much anticipated programme on that occasion.  (S.R.)

Ophelia Wind Times for Tomorrow

It has been eerily calm all day. The animals and birds have hardly uttered a sound, like they know something is coming. Ophelia is nearly upon us, and tomorrow morning we’ll wake to the rising storm, possibly the strongest to hit us in over 50 years. If you haven’t tied everything loose down by now, it is probably too late. Above all stay safe and don’t do anything stupid like going out in it or driving. Things can be replaced, people can’t. In town, people have been asking what time the storm will be, well the answer is most of the daylight hours, the worst at lunchtime … below is the best current estimate for tomorrow. The best to everyone. Bíonn grásta Dé idir an diallait agus an talamh. 🙏

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In Pictures: 12th October 2017

Above: Sean Kelly MEP, with members of St.John’s GAA Club – Don O’Riordan, John Dinneen, and Noreen Kelleher at their Church Gate Collection last week. In Pictures, our look at pictures from Millstreet in the media this week, has photos of visitors, locals, history, memories, soccer, golf, scenery, and more: [read more …] “In Pictures: 12th October 2017”

Model Toy Show in Dromtariffe Hall on next Sunday Oct 15th

OUR CELEBRITY IS STILL ON THE MOVE

As we get yet another day closer to the Model Show in Dromtariffe the Famous Person we have been featuring on here over the last few days is still on route to Millstreet and on schedule to hopefully be in the area by Sunday just in time for the Model Show,this Morning he was sighted in Mother Hubbards Restuarant in Cashel having his Breakfast and was seen in the Town later,as you can see from the Picture below he still looks very happy as he always is,and is very excited about the Model Show,we will keep you updated on how he is getting on in his journey over the next couple of days.  

LATEST UPDATE

The Famous Person we featured on here yesterday is still in the Country and was spotted near Portlaoise earlier today looking for a lift to Millstreet, he is still believed to be on target to hopefully be in Dromtariffe for the Model Show on Sunday next

The countdown is on to the Annual Model Toy Show hosted by Millstreet Vintage Club in Dromtariffe Hall on next Sunday Oct 15th,The Show is always a great day out and there is something there for everyone both Young and Old including a wide display of Model Cars,Trucks,Tractors etc,Farm Setting Layouts,Remote Control Cars,Trucks,and Plant Hire,Dolls Houses and Furniture displays and much more,also this Year one or two Celebrities are thinking of attending and might just turn up at the Show on the Day, as can be seen from the Photo below we already have one very famous person seen at Dublin Airport earlier with the Model Show being firmly on his mind so who knows he might be attending on Sunday, Admission is 5 Euro and Children are Free,for more information Contact Donie on 086- 8545873 or John on 087-9230332 for details.

 

“Radio Treasures” on Cork Music Station Tonight from 9:30 to 11:00

Tonight….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

The Magnificent Shandrum Céilí Band pictured in Buttevant Church in May 2017.

[read more …] ““Radio Treasures” on Cork Music Station Tonight from 9:30 to 11:00″

Cork 20 Rally Report

The recent Cork 20 Rally produced mixed results for some of our local crews that made the short trip to Macroom which is now the new Home for the Rally to compete in what was a very tough and challenging Event, Saturdays stages were in the Kilmichael, Inchigeela and Kilnamartyra areas while the stages on Sunday were more Local to Millstreet with the Butter Road, Mushera and Mullaghanish stages all being used,the weather was sometimes very mixed particularly on the Saturday Morning loop and this made driving conditions quite challenging for all the Crews which as a result brought quite a few retirements along the way,from a Millstreet point of view there was a good battle in Class 10 with only just over 18 sec covering the top 3 Crews in the Class with Bandons Victor Beamish in an Vauxhall Nova topping the Class with our local crews filling the next 4 places with Denis O`Brien/Ryan O`Brien Opel Corsa finishing just 14.7 sec behind while 3rd in the Class were Kevin Hickey/Derry Healy Ford Escort Mark 1 a further 4 seconds back, rounding off the Top 5 in Class 10 were Sean Moylan/Denny O`Riordan in a Peugeot 306 who were followed home in 5th by Mike P Kelleher/Iarla McCarthy in there Mark 2 Escort,Sean Moynihan/Liam Brennan in another Mark 2 Escort took 3rd in Class 12 and as a result are Class 12 Champions in both the Irish Tarmac Championship and also in the Southern 4 Rally Championship as well in what has been a remarkable year for the talented Young Man from Millstreet,Todd Falvey/Andrew Cronin in there Porsche 911 were 3rd overall in the Historic Section and finished first in Class C1 while John Murphy/ Eoghan McCarthy finished 5th in Class 20 with there Subaru Impreza,unfortunately there was no luck for Dan Kelleher/Gavin Downey Ford Escort Mark 2,Denis Buckley/Declan Casey Ford Escort Mark 2 and John O`Sullivan/Derry Long Ford Fiesta who all failed to finish what was a very tough Rally.The Event was won by Sam Moffett in his Ford Fiesta who by just starting the Rally finished off a remarkable year by winning the Irish Tarmac Championship to add to his National Tarmac and Forestry Titles he already has under his belt as well from the 2017 Season, while Josh Moffett Ford Fiesta crashed out on the last stage while fighting for the lead with his older Brother which left Alastair Fisher in his Fiesta finishing in the runner up spot while Kevin Eves co-driven by Macroom Man William Lynch won the National Rally in his Toyota Corolla and also the Tarmac Championship Title in the National Section as well in the process,Keith McIvor won the Historic section in his Ford Escort while Jenna McCann was the top Junior Competitor and as a result clinched the Junior Tarmac Championship in Cork,Munster Motor Club led by Paul Browne and his hard working Team laid on a very challenging Route with top class stages used that provided tough driving conditions which were enjoyed by both Competitors and Spectators alike,out of the 104 Crews listed to start the Event 63 Crews made it back to the finish on Sunday Evening in Macroom.

We thank Matthew Twomey for the use of his Photos and you can check out more of his photos at https://www.facebook.com/M2merallyphotos/#

In Pictures – 6th October 2017

Above: Millstreet from a quad-copter over the Town Park, as Mushera dominates the horizon. This week’s In Pictures has photos of sport, landmarks for sale, of mountains, of Dromagh, from the Community School … as well as videos of Millstreet from the air, singing, and rallying … and a bot more with it : [read more …] “In Pictures – 6th October 2017”

“Radio Treasures” on air this evening from 9:30 to 11:00

Tonight on our programme we share news about the St. Patrick’s Church, Millstreet images below recorded in recent times.    We thank Hannah Fitzpatrick for indicating to us that the renowned Fr. Patrick Fitzpatrick who coordinated the building of both St. Patrick’s Church and the Presentation Convent in Millstreet during the 1840s was a native of Dromahoe, Dromagh.  We feature the very best of music and song and we have a selection of musings of a wide and interesting variety.   Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)
       
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  [read more …] ““Radio Treasures” on air this evening from 9:30 to 11:00″

Magnificent Banner Presented to Millstreet A.R.A.

On Friday night (29th Sept. 2017) at Millstreet Parish Centre following the annual Mass of Millstreet Active Retirement Association in St. Patrick’s Church – the Creedon Family of Laught, Rathcoole presented a truly magnificent Banner to the Association in honour of their late mother – Nora Creedon – who was such a highly esteemed and wonderfully loyal member of Millstreet A.R.A. for many years.  Here we share a selection of images from the very special historic occasion.  During the provision of refreshments in the Parish Centre the impressive gathering was entertained with a marvellous story superbly delivered by All-Ireland award winning Diarmuid Cronin (grandson of Nora) introduced by A.R.A. Coordinator, Annabelle O’Sullivan.   Click on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.) [read more …] “Magnificent Banner Presented to Millstreet A.R.A.”

Tubrid Holy Well in the 1950s

Patrick W. O’Leary of Louisville, USA had in August (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 Millstreet Museum and Millstreet Website …. 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.  This was mentioned in August and recently a most kind lady with Millstreet connections and who resides in USA contributed a very generous €100.00 through the above Bank Account.   Sincere thanks to this much appreciated Donor who is our first person to contribute through this newly introduced Bank system for our Museum and Website. Please note also in a recent Tweet that our Liscahane Ogham Stone at the Museum is now available to view in amazing 3D following a visit by two superb Experts from Dublin and Cork Universities to the Museum over the Summer. (S.R.)

From the Hickey Family Archive (West End) recently presented to Millstreet Museum a photograph of Tubrid Holy Well in the 1950s showing (from left) the late Garret Hickey and Garda Edmond Coffey praying at the newly built Grotto. Click on the image to enlarge. (S.R.)

“Radio Treasures” Tonight from 9:30 to 11:00

Tonight on our programme we share news about the images below recorded in recent times.     We feature the very best of music and song and we have a selection of musings of a wide and interesting variety.   Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)
       
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 The images below include John D. Neenan in Millstreet during August 2017, the wonderful wedding of Melissa and David (full feature on a number of local Weddings later), Visitors from the Netherlands on a bicycling holiday…and one of our most colourful sunsets over Millstreet during the Summer!

Millstreet Vintage Club CART Tractor Run on Tommorrow Sunday Sept 17th

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.

Special André Rieu Programme on “Radio Treasures” on Tuesday 19th Sept. at 9:30pm

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

 

Eily’s Report 12th Sept. 2017

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”

“Radio Treasures” on CMS from 9:30 to 11:00 Tonight

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!  

Lisselton Event – A Preview Tonight. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)

       

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