“Radio Treasures” on CMS Tonight from 9.30 to 11.00

Among the many items about which we shall be chatting on “Radio Treasures” tonight –  Millstreet Vintage Club CCC (Coffee, cars, chat) meeting at Café Aroma on Sunday 15th Jan. 2017…..Upcoming Concert “Song for Brigid” in Ballinhassig – a live interview with Joan McCann & Barry O’Halloran (chief coordinators) tonight at 10pm…Local Events…And, of course lots of wonderful songs and music and musings…..All most welcome…Happy Listening!    Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.) To access the programme please tune into www.corkmusicstation.com 

Live interview at 10pm with Barry & Joan. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)

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Recent Millstreet Winter Wonderland

The past week brought some splendid snowy scenes with Clara Mountain clothed in white and a full moon making night temperatures fall significantly. These scenes were all taken from Mount Leader Estate, Millstreet. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)

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Great Interest in Local Projects at BT Scientist Competition

Nora O’Sullivan, Gary O’Donovan & Eibhlís Kelleher at the BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition 2017. Their project is titled “A Statistical Investigation into the Sodium Chloride Content of Ration”. They are pictured below with Micheál Martin TD (Opposition Leader & Leader of Fianna Fáil), Michael Creed TD (Minister for Agriculture), Aindrias Moynihan TD & John Halligan TD (Minister of State for Skills).
Also included in two of the photos is Marguerite Kelleher (Gary’s aunt).
We thank Nora O’Sullivan who kindly forwarded the following four images from the Competition Centre in Dublin.  Many thanks also for the caption above.   Click on the pictures to enlarge.  (S.R.)


Millstreet Community School at BT Young Scientist Competition in Dublin

We thank Fr. James McSweeney (who is Chaplain at Bantry Community College) for this superb selection of images from BT Young Scientist Competition at the RDS in Dublin at which Millstreet Community School has no less than a hugely impressive five most interesting Projects coordinated by wonderfully enthusiastic Students and inspiring Teachers. Click on the various pictures to enlarge. (S.R.)
Jennifer Linehan, Fionan Buckley and Grace O’Connor with their project “What Olympic sport is most suitable for me?”
Katie Hickey, Robyn Sheehan and Elmarie Kelleher with their project
“The correlation between success in an Olympic sport and participation in that sport following the Olympics.”
Neil Flahive and Aidan Murphy with their project
“What are the ideal weather conditions for high scoring in GAA?”
Nora O’Sullivan, Eibhlís Kelleher and Gary O’Donovan with their project
“A statistical investigation into the sodium chloride content of ration.”
Ciara Fitzgerald, Katie Crowley and Emma Kelleher with their project
“Epileptic or Drunk?” An awareness campaign to highlight symptoms of epilepsy.

And we share further images from the superb annual event.  We also thank Fr. James for the captions to the various pictures.   We extend our sincere congratulations to All for such huge participation at such a prestigious event.  Every success. Continue reading “Millstreet Community School at BT Young Scientist Competition in Dublin”

Looking Back on a Wonderfully Colourful Festive Season in Millstreet & Kilcorney

As the three Wise Men arrive in the Crib and with the marking of Women’s Little Christmas on 6th Jan. 2017 we reach the end of the Festive Season.  Here we share a selection of images which illustrate how wonderfully colourful it has been.  We view the School Plays, the Weddings, the decorations, the book launch, the Christmas Jumper tradition and much more.   Click on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.)And here we share further pictures of the Festive Season in Millstreet and Kilcorney (Nativity Play above took place in Kilcorney Church in December 2016.) Continue reading “Looking Back on a Wonderfully Colourful Festive Season in Millstreet & Kilcorney”

Eddie & Kevin Remembered at the 103rd Annual Millstreet Coursing Meeting

At the 103rd Annual Millstreet Coursing Meeting held recently in Millstreet Town Park a minute’s silence was observed for the late Eddie Murphy and Kevin Hickey. Here we share images from the two-day meeting. Click on the pictures to enlarge. (S.R.)


The very clear announcements by Call Steward, Joan Casey who has so very efficiently carried out this role for the past 37 years and which is broadcast by the wonderfully loyal and dedicated John Anthony O’Sullivan – could be heard at the top of Clara Mountain as reported by two very active Cork Climbers whom I met as the Coursing’s first day ended!   Here we share a further selection of images:   Click on the pictures to enlarge. Continue reading “Eddie & Kevin Remembered at the 103rd Annual Millstreet Coursing Meeting”

“Radio Treasures” Tonight Features Interview with “Winnie” from “Mrs. Brown’s Boys”

Our 10pm Interview this week on “Radio Treasures” Tonight Features Interview with “Winnie” from “Mrs. Brown’s Boys”Eilish O’Carroll which we recorded in June at John Paul O’Shea’s “Hooley in the Hall” just before his term as Cork Co. Mayor ended.   The very interesting chat gives us a truly wonderful insight into the making and the development of the hugely popular “Mrs. Brown’s Boys”.   To access our complete programme tonight from 9:30 to 11:00pm please log into www.corkmusicstation.com And of course we have our usual mix of great music and lots of musings.  We now share some of the many images from the superb “Hooley in the Hall” in June 2016.  (S.R.)
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The Attack on the Carnegie Hall (Jan 4th 1923)

The Carnegie Hall, the Town Hall in January 1923 which was not taken

We thank John P. Kelleher whose Grandfather, John Kelleher of Dromsicane, Millstreet is mentioned in the following truly superbly researched feature by Michael…for reminding us of the upcoming anniversary.   

Tomorrow (4th Jan. 2017) is the 94th anniversary of the Attack on Millstreet’s Carnegie Hall.   Due to the inspiring courage of people like John Kelleher we still have this splendid building which provides such important services for the entire community.  (S.R.)

1923 – A column of 65 Anti-Treaty fighters from Cork and Kerry IRA units, under Tom Barry, attacks Millstreet, Cork, under cover of darkness. They use 12 machine guns and take three National Army posts in the town, taking 39 prisoners and capturing one Lewis gun and 35 rifles. However they fail to take the main post in the Town Hall, held by 23 Free State soldiers. They withdraw after several hours – one party to Ballyvourney in Cork and the other to the Pap mountains in Kerry. Two Free State soldiers are killed and several more wounded. The National Army reports six Anti-Treaty fatalities and 19 wounded but the Republicans admit to only three wounded – from Stair na hÉirean

MILLSTREET AND AUGHRIM  (from: “The Munster Republic: The Civil War in North Cork”)
The new year began on a relatively quiet note. Round-ups were carried out in Churchtown on 2 January and in Newtown on 3 January. However, the Cork Examiner of 6 January reported that fire was opened on Continue reading “The Attack on the Carnegie Hall (Jan 4th 1923)”

Death Notice: Late Eva Walsh, Ickenham, Uxbridge, Middlesex, England

We wish to extend to Maurice Walsh and his Family our sincere sympathy on the recent sad departure of his beloved wife, Eva, to her Eternal Reward. R.I.P..  Maurice is of course a native of Dooneen, Millstreet where his parents had the very popular shop close to Millstreet Railway Station. Having had the privilege of meeting with Eva and having spoken on several occasions by telephone – Eva was a lady of the very highest calibre – always so very kind, supportive, caring and such an interesting person with whom to converse.   She was blessed with a wonderful sense of humour and shared the most marvellous and sound advice.  Eva had a consistently cheerful and uplifting attitude to life.  Maurice and Eva celebrated the Diamond Jubilee of their Wedding a few years ago and have been such an inspirational Couple to All.   When further details of funeral arrangements are shared we shall provide these here on our website.   We thank the son of Maurice and Eva – Philip – for getting in contact with us.   Ar dheis Dé go raibh a hanam dílis.  (S.R.)

Eva & Maurice Walsh pictured in the 1980s at Victoria Coach Station, London delivering a number of superb historic items including the renowned Gramophone which they were kindly presenting to Millstreet Museum.  These important historic items I then brought back to Ireland on a Slattery Coach which left from London Coach Station that day.  (S.R.)

Superb Musical Welcome to 2017!

The Team at www.millstree.ie extends every Blessing throughout a very Bright 2017 as we share images of Millstreet Pipe Band welcoming 2017 following 6:30 pm Mass in Millstreet on New Year’s Eve.

Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)


And here we share some further images from the annual event which usually takes place in The Square but this year’s took place in the Church Yard of St. Patrick’s Church, Millstreet. Continue reading “Superb Musical Welcome to 2017!”

New Year’s Day Annual Swim at the Boeing 12:30pm

In 2012 the Annual Boeing Swim Committee presented a truly substantial cheque to the Cork North West Branch of MS Ireland. This Sunday’s Swim (1st Jan. 2017) at 12:30 pm is in aid of Mallow Search & Rescue . Click on the image to enlarge. (S.R.)

A Christmas Tour of Millstreet Town 2016

On Friday, 23rd Dec. 2016 we went on a brief tour of Millstreet Town so as to share glimpses of the countdown to Christmas.  We got to meet Niall O’Connor and Joe Fitzgerald at Supervalu and we met Sgt. Paul Lynch on dutyFr. Jim Kennelly was visiting his native Millstreet.  We share the many colourful scenes in Minor Row, The Square, Main Street, Church Street, The Bridge and West End.  We’ve lots more to share in an upcoming feature but we hope that you will now enjoy almost 90 images of Christmas 2016 in our native hometown.  We view the first six here and then continue with the main feature where you will be able to see them enlarged when you click on the various pictures.  Happy Viewing and a very Happy Christmas to All.  (S.R.) And now we continue with over 80 Christmas views of Millstreet. Continue reading “A Christmas Tour of Millstreet Town 2016”

A 100th Birthday on Christmas Day 2016

We extend sincere congratulations to Mrs. O’Keeffe formerly of Clara Road, Millstreet and who now resides at Teach Altra, Newmarket – on the wonderful celebration of her 100th Birthday on this Christmas Day.  We thank her Grandson – Jeremiah Keating – for alerting us to this joyful and truly historic occasion..  (S.R.) Continue reading “A 100th Birthday on Christmas Day 2016”

“Radio Treasures” Tonight from 10pm Visits Glenville for Christmas 2016

Thanks to DJ Supreme Breeda Piggott “Radio Treasures” is being broadcast tonight instead of the usual Tuesday slot but because of an internet technical problem last night Breeda is permitting tonight’s broadcast during her own superb Show.   Log into www.corkmusicstation.com to access the programme.  Our special interviews with Eilish O’Sullivan and Simon Nolan who recently featured on RTÉ’s Ray Darcy television Sat. night programme will be transmitted at 10:05 and this will be followed by a musical selection by our great DJ Friend, Pat Daly and we end our interview section with Barry Kennedy of the famous “Kade’s Kounty” venue in Glenville.   All are most welcome to tune in as we conclude our programme at 11:00 pm with some wonderful Christmas selections of music.  Happy Listening!  (S.R.)

Cork Music Station in Glenville. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)
Simon & Eilish with Michael Piggott.
Barry Kennedy of “Kade’s Kounty” Glenville.
Barry O’Halloran & William Fitzgerald at Glenville.

LTV2 Millstreet Prepares for Christmas Programme

Members of the LTV2 Team prepare for Programme 281 – our Christmas Programme from Local Television. Online before Christmas through the dedication of team member – Bernard Crowley. Seated from left: Seán Radley, Eily Buckley and Seán Murphy. Back row, from left – Jerry O’Riordan, William Fitzgerald and Brendan Murphy. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)

Millstreet Did Not Go To The World Out There

Millstreet did not go to the World out there so the World out there came to Millstreet
In the Duhallow Town today people of many different nationalities you will meet
People of many cultures and creeds of Countries Worldwide and of skin colors black, white and brown
Live in view of old Clara Hill in and near to Millstreet Town

Millstreet did not go to the World out there it was a monocultural place
But change to it came from afar in latter years at a quick pace
And change for the better one might say as it brought with it people of the World out there
And change happening in view of Clara Hill as has been happening everywhere

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“Seanchas Dúthalla” Launch Tonight at 8pm in Credit Union Centre

The official launch of “Seanchas Dúthalla” Journal will take place in Millstreet Credit Union Centre at The Square on this Thursday, 15th Dec. 2016 at 8pm.   Everyone is very welcome.  We thank Diarmuid Kiely for alerting us to this important event.  It’s been five years since the last publication of this hugely popular historical Journal.    This will make a wonderful present for Christmas.  It contains a range of truly magnificent features.   (S.R.)

Click on the image to enlarge. (S.R.)

Reach Out Cancer Support Annual Mass this Friday at 7:30 pm

“ROCS Reach Out Cancer Support Millstreet will hold their annual Mass this Friday 16th Dec at 7.30pm in St. Patrick’s Church, Millstreet.   All are welcome but in particular anyone who has been touched in any way directly or indirectly by cancer.   Please join us for a cuppa in Parish Centre afterwards.”  This message has been kindly shared by Mairéad Daly to whom we express our sincere thanks.  (S.R.)

“Radio Treasures” on CMS with Millstreet Knitters Together

Millstreet Knitters Together at 10pm on Radio Treasures.   The enthusiastic group has in fact completed an amazing 106 beautifully knitted caps!  Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)
Official Launch of the magnificent publication “Dúthalla Abú” at Wallis Arms Hotel this Tues. evening 13th Dec. 2016.  The Editor is Brendan Malone (seated in middle) while the principal writer/photographer is John Tarrant (seated 4th from left).  Tom Dennehy (seated 2nd from left) officially launched the publication.

Very Successful Card Event for St. Joseph’s Community Hospital

The annual Card Drive event for St. Joseph’s Community Hospital, Millstreet took place at Green Glens on Sunday night, 11th Dec. 2016.  Here we share a selection of images from the very successful event.  The public address system was superbly provided by Brian Murphy of Clondrohid.  Click on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.)16christmas-in-millstreet-2016-1000 3christmas-in-millstreet-2016-1000 5christmas-in-millstreet-2016-1000 12christmas-in-millstreet-2016-1000And we share a further selection of pictures below regarding the Annual Card Drive. Continue reading “Very Successful Card Event for St. Joseph’s Community Hospital”

Christmas Carols Singing at Herlihy’s Centra Millstreet Wednesday 10:30 a.m.

You are all invited to

Christmas Carol Singing

 by Students from

Millstreet Community School  Wednesday 14th December at Herlihy’s Centra Millstreet at 10.30 a.m.

 Everyone is welcome!

We thank Greg for this festive notice.  (S.R.)

Cork Simon Need Our Help! Millstreet Community School Christmas Project 2016 – Draw to Take Place on Monday 19th Dec.

MCS Student Council are running a Christmas Draw in aid of Cork Simon. The school has been supporting this worthy cause for many years and last year raised over €2,500. This year we hope to replicate this success and all students are selling lines and cards, 50c a line, €20 a card. There are fabulous prizes and a selection box for every completed card sold.

The draw will take place on Dec. 19th and you could be in with a chance for yummy prizes or some exquisite pottery pieces (pictured below) created for the occasion.  We thank Teachers Barry Fraser and Chris Horan for alerting us to this wonderful annual praiseworthy project.  Please support generously!  (S.R.)

Click on the image to enlarge. (S.R.)
Click on the image to enlarge. (S.R.)

Plague of Rats

3rats… Recently a plague of rats seemed to have infested Mllstreet. There was one particular man whose yard was every morning full of dead rodents.  He boasted naturally enough that his cat was one of the best in the country. However, the noble pussy’ s efforts seemed to make no appreciable diminution in the numbers of the unwelcome visitors, and the proud owner was deeply, mortified and alarmed at the state of affairs. Every morning his yard was littered with rat carcases , and though his pride in the cat increased, so did his alarm at this extraordinary invasion of the, rodents. However, an explanation came one morning when, rising earlier than usual, he saw each of his next-door neighbours giving him the benefit of their night’ s rat-catching. His opinion of tho cat has gone down considerably since—and his oninion of the neighbours too alas! “They never speak, ah they pass by!”… – from the Southern Star, January 1902

Society of Vincent de Paul Annual Church Gate Collections This Weekend

Society of Vidncent de Paul Annual Appeal 2014 Church Gate Collections in Ballydaly, Cullen, Derrinagree, Dromagh, Kilcorney and Millstreet this coming weekend - Sat. 13th/Sun. 14th Dec. 2014.  All Monies Collected are used Locally.  We thank the Millstreet Conference of Vincent de Paul for this notice.  (S.R.)
Society of Vincent de Paul Annual Appeal 2016 Church Gate Collections in Ballydaly, Cullen, Derrinagree, Dromagh, Kilcorney and Millstreet this coming weekend – Sat. 10th/Sun. 11th Dec. 2016.  All Monies Collected are used Locally. This weekend represents the national appeal for SVP. We thank the Millstreet Conference of Vincent de Paul for this notice.    (S.R.)

Saluting Dr.T.K. Whitaker at 100 in Millstreet Country Park

We thank Donie Howard for alerting us to this important birthday which took place on 8th Dec. 2016. Dr. T.J. Whitaker is included in the splendid Historic Trail in Millstreet Country Park. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)
We thank Donie Howard for alerting us to this important 100th birthday which took place on 8th Dec. 2016.  Dr. T.K. Whitaker is included in the splendid Historic Trail which Jerry Sheehan established at Millstreet Country Park. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)

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Annual Christmas Morning Climb of Mushera Mountain

Annual Christmas Morning Climb of Mushera takes place on Christmas Day Morning Sunday 25 December at 10.30 am. This year the proceeds go to Reach Out Cancer Support Group. The fund is open now if you would like donate you can give this to myself John F Kelleher Aubane Social Club or any member of the Reach Out Cancer Support Group. Please support this great group as there will be a bucket collection on the morning of the climb.  We thank John F. Kelleher for the notice and splendid photo of a snow clad Mushera Mountain  Click on the image to enlarge.  (S.R.)mushera-snow-jf-kelleher-1000