Looking down the valley into Millstreet & over to Taur/ Rockchapel on the horizon.. Ready for World Fiddle Day! Hannah O Regan, Orlaith Twomey, Anna Buckley, Leah Murphy, Emer Twomey, Aoife & Meadhbh McCarthy.. representing Millstreet at the World Fiddle Day Concert & Celebrations Scartaglin 19/5/18.
Musicians Supreme getting ready for World Fiddle Day 2018. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)
The Kerry Athletics U9 to U16 Track and Field Championships were held in An Ríocht Castleisland last Saturday and Sunday in the glorious sunshine! Frank and Danielle O’Riordan from Dromsicane, Millstreet both did really well. Frank winning Bronze in the U 13 shot Putt with his best throw this season. His sister Danielle was: 1st in u13 shot 4th in U13 javelin 2nd u13 relay 1st U 14 Hammer 2nd U14 Discus 3rd in U14 Relay
Sincere congratulations to Danielle and Frank on such magnificent achievements in the world of sport. (S.R.)
Fionn Barry has spent most of his short life suffering and in hospital yet despite this he is still fighting for answers. He was diagnosed at 6 months with infantile spasms which has evolved into a seriously debilitating and Life limiting illness and needs 24 hour care.
16-year-old Ian O’Connell fell from his bike in Killarney National Park, sustaining damage to his neck and spine. The popular young sportsman is undergoing occupational therapy and physiotherapy at the rehabilitation centre in Dún Laoghaire. A trust set up to help a Killarney teenager who sustained a life-changing injury last August. [read more …] “Annual Fancy Dress Stretcher Race”
Tuesday, 15th May 2018 is the exact 25th Anniversary of the 1993 Eurovision Song Contest in Millstreet to the very day. To mark the historic occasion we share a selection of images (mostly from 1993) from Millstreet Museum Archives taken in Minor Row, at Green Glens and in the Museum. And on Cork Music Station on Tuesday from 9:30pm we are transmitting a very special edition of “Radio Treasures” where we feature a wide variety of memories mainly from local people whom we’ve recently recorded and we also include some of the more popular songs from past Eurovisions. We invite you to tune into our special Internet Radio Programme on www.corkmusicstation.com . Access to our Cork Music Station is easily received by scrolling down and by clicking on the third Local Website Listing to the right of our homepage on www.millstreet.ie . And if you wish to share a memory for another Eurovision Programme please let us know through the Seán Radley Facebook or email millstreetmuseum @eircom.net. Click on the pictures to enlarge. Happy Listening! (S.R.) [read more …] “Memories of Eurovision 1993 on “Radio Treasures” Tuesday 9:30 to 11:00pm”
This past weekend in Millstreet saw such a magnificent variety of transport – vintage and modern. We witnessed two very impressive Steam Trains, a 51 strong Tractor Run, a Motor-cycle rally, Muskerry Vintage Car Club and some push bikes also passing through. Here we share a selection of the hundreds of images we recorded this weekend. We include here the passing through of the first Steam Train (No. 4 Locomotive) – about one hour late (!) – on Sat. 12th May 2018 and will show the 10 minute stop of the second train on Sunday (which arrived 15 mins early!) Lots more to follow later. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.) [read more …] “Superb Variety of Splendid Transport in Millstreet at Weekend”
We thank Presenter John Greene for advance information on this Sunday evening’s programme – 13th May 2018. (S.R.)
Two hundred and seventy years ago in 1748, and almost to the day, a fifty six mile straight road was opened between Killarney and Cork.
Although being awarded the contract for it, John Murphy from Castleisland had to raise his own finance, in the hope that he would recoup it all by making it a toll road. But the road brought financial ruin for Murphy, resulting in debts of over four thousand pounds. Nobody knows for certain what happened to him afterwards..
A truly magnificent range of wonderful language and cultural presentations took place at the annual event in Millstreet Community School on Thursday, 10th May 2018. It was covered by TG4 for the television series “Guth an Phobail” for later transmission. John Tarrant covered it for the “Corkman” while we were there for our Millstreet website. Here we share a selection of images from the occasion which was a splendid credit to the participants and the organisers where our Irish Culture was creatively included in the wonderful mixture of global enriching cultures. More images to follow in a future feature. Click on the pictures to enlarge. (S.R.) [read more …] “Superb Language & Culture Night Filmed by TG4 at MCS”
This year’s Language and Culture Night will take place on Thursday 10th May in Millstreet Community School library/canteen, beginning at 7pm. Once again it will be a chance to acknowledge and celebrate the different nationalities that are now present in Millstreet and the local area. Everyone is welcome to attend this wonderfully inclusive community event. (please note that filming will take place during the event for a forthcoming edition of the TG4 programme Guth an Phobail – Voice of the Community)
Blessed with splendid summery weather Millstreet Active Retirement Association attended its annual May Rosary Event at Tubrid Holy Well on Monday at 11:00 a.m. (7th May 2018). Some of the beautiful hymns sung will feature on tonight’s “Radio Treasures” on www.corkmusicstation.com (at 10:00 p.m.) … And also included in tonight’s programme – a feature on Sunday’s Mass at The City near Shrone. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)
We thank John Greene, Presenter Supreme of the weekly radio programme on C103 for advance information re this Sunday’s programme (6th May 2018). (S.R.)
This week on ‘Where the road takes me’, we meet Teddy Hayes from Rosscarbery, the recent recipient of an award for his constant fundraising down through the years.
After being initially given the ‘all-clear’, Teddy was later informed that Kidney cancer had spread to his lungs. Teddy has now organised a fund-raiser for Arc House in Bantry – this particular fund-raiser is personal.
On the programme……
* We hear Teddy’s story, and how initial anger and fear has changed to positivity.
* We meet Catríona O’Mahony – cancer support co-ordinator at Arc House
“We would like to thank everyone for coming to support the Tractor Run in aid of Mallow Search and Rescue on Sunday which raised an amazing €10,000 so far. 💸💰 It was a brilliant day which can be attributed to the beautiful weather and massive crowds that turned out to support this very worthy cause. ☀💪🏼 With over 230 tractors in attendance on the day it was bound to be a success. 🚜🚜 We would like to thank everyone involved in organising the event including Banteer Macra and members of the Kilcorney community. We want to thank everyone who helped on the day from stewarding, directing traffic to collecting money and selling raffle tickets. We would also like to thank everyone who sponsored prizes on the day and donated to the cause. Thanks very much to the staff of Moll Carthy’s Bridge for the hospitality and the lovely BBQ after the tractor run. 👏🏼👏🏼” – Ned Tarrant Memroial Tractor Run
Launching the very impressive programme for Bealtaine 2018 the SAOI Group from IRD Duhallow will feature on Jimmy Reidy’s “Round the Fireside” tonight (30th May 2018) from 9:50 until 11:00 on C103. A second programme will air on Monday, 14th May. Below we share two images photographed on Saturday – Jimmy Reidy and the C103 Studios in Mallow. (S.R.)
We thank Jack Roche for the following notice. (S.R.)
Bruach Na Carraige Rockchapel presents Sean Ó Sé and Peadar Ó Riada in concert on Friday the 11th of May at 8.30pm.
The Bruach Na Carraige Summer Camp for children between 6 and 15 years will be from the 16th to the 27th of July. Children attending this camp who have not played music before will learn a few new tunes on the whistle, those already playing will get new tunes, they will learn traditional songs and four or five ceili dances, all mixed with much games and fun.
Sincere Congratulations to Six First Year Students from Millstreet Community School who were Finalists in the 2018 Irish Junior Mathematics Competition held in the Tralee Institute of Technology on Friday night 27th April 2018.
Winners supreme in the regional final were Tomas Cronin and Conor Casey. Well done to all!!! We thank Mary Ita for the images and captions. Click on the pictures to enlarge. (S.R.)
On Wednesday, 25th April 2018 Cloghoula N.S. held a superbly welcoming Open Day which was so enjoyed by its new Entrants (three of whom we feature here – Donnacha, Evan and Kayden). It was truly inspiring to note how the established Pupils at the school were so wonderfully caring, helpful and supportive to the new Entrants. The entire Staff created an uplifting cheerful atmosphere for the Entrants who were experiencing Primary Education for their very first time. Here we meet some of the new Entrants enthusiastically participating in the many creative activities. We share a selection of images to give an insight into the educational happening. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)
The Glen Theatre Drama Group from Banteer are pleased to present their production of the comedy hit “It Runs In The Family”by Ray Cooney at The Olympia Theatre Dublin on Thursday 3rd at 8pm. Tickets only €20.00. Click here for Tickets
The day has arrived for Wear Your Waste! It will be a great celebration of the hard work put in by pupils and teachers from all the local schools. Around 30 creations made using recyclable material will be ‘modelled’. There will also be music, song and dance during the evening along with a raffle with lovely prizes. There will also be prizes for the most creative entries in the competition. Admission is free and everyone is welcome to come along and show their support, not just for the participants but also for the Transition Year students who have been planning this ingenious event for a number of months. The night will start promptly at 7.30pm and participants are asked to be in Millstreet Community School by 7.15pm so that the running order can be confirmed.
🚜🚜 Only three days to go until the Ned Tarrant Memorial Tractor Run which will take place on Sunday the 29th of April 📅 It is in aid of Mallow Search and Rescue. Registration is taking place at 11:45am in Kilcorney Social Centre! ⏱📍It is €20 per tractor 💰Tractors will depart at 12:30pm. Don’t forget the run will be followed by a BBQ at Moll Carthy’s Bridge 🍔🌭 Banteer Macra 🚜🚜 [read more …] “Ned Tarrant Memorial Tractor Run”