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
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”
We thank Presenter, John Greene, for the following advance information regarding his upcoming radio feature on C103 at 7pm this Sunday. (S.R.)
Forget Catherine Cookson and your Mills and Boon novels, the greatest romance of all comes from the annals of Irish mythology. Tinged with tragedy and suspense, the story has a West Cork sequel.
This week on Where the road takes me, John Greene travels to Murragh (pronounced Mur-Rah) where two local groups have recently surveyed the local graveyard which goes back to the 18th century. The church here which is now in ruins goes back to the 12th century and the area itself to 200BC. [read more …] ““Where the Road Takes Me” on C103 at 7 This Evening”
The time is nearly there for what promises to be a great Vintage Show and Family Fun Day on Tommorrow Sunday Aug 27 in Millstreet Town Park, please spread the word to Family and Friends,it is for a very good cause in Cancer Connect,and for anyone with a Vintage or Classic Vehicle you are most Welcome to the Show,for People that might be travelling a distance from outside the area the Town Park is very Centrally Located in Millstreet and will be Signposted from all the Leading Roads into the Town,we look Forward to meeting Everybody on the Day.
How you can help Millstreet Day-Care Centre.
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.
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.)
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.)
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.)
We thank Presenter, John Greene, for the following advance information regarding his Radio Feature this evening. (S.R.)
During the Irish Famine of 1845 to 1847, those who raised enough money to emigrate were deemed the lucky ones, but those left behind faced the possibility of death from hunger or fever, or both. Many were buried where they lay, or dumped, unidentified into famine pits. Fortunately, some of these famine pits have since been transformed into dignified and consecrated burial places.
In this week’s edition of ‘Where the road takes me’, John Greene visits one such burial place at Kilpadder, close to Kilmacsimon Quay, and the nearby village of Innishannon.
For many years victims of the famine from around this area were buried in a small hillside field – their graves unmarked – their plight and deaths forgotten. [read more …] ““Where the Road Takes Me” on C103 at 7 This Evening”
Just 1 week to go now.
Millstreet Vintage Club are holding a Vintage and Family Fun Day on Sunday August 27th in the Town Park in Millstreet,the Event is in Aid of the Cancer Connect Service which is a Free and Flexible Transport Service to Cork Hospitals for Cancer Treatment,this Project is supported by Local Link Cork and the Services are free, flexible and confidential.Great Day planned with all types of Vintage/Classic Cars, Tractors,Bikes,Trucks etc Welcome, plenty fun for the Kids with Bouncing Castle, Face Painting etc, BBQ, Live Music,Trade Stands, Tractor Build, and much more,your Support would be greatly appreciated for this great Cause. Event Kicks off from One O`Clock.
For more details contact Mike on 087 2929430 Donie on 086 8545873 or Bernard on 087 7924406.
Please Note Millstreet Town Park is closed on Saturday Aug 26 and Sunday Aug 27 to facilitate the Running of this Event.
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.)
The Ballinagree Vintage & Family Fun Day scheduled for tomorrow has now been postponed due to expected inclement weather. Instead it will be incorporated into the Vintage Vehicle Run on 22nd Oct. 2017 in Ballinagree Village. The Lord Mayor election will go ahead tonight as normal in the Láine Bar. (All this updated information is from Ballinagree Vintage Facebook) S.R.
We thank the Happy Couple – Marie Coleman of Millstreet and Cathal Moynihan of Glenflesk – for permitting us to share a brief selection of images relating to their Wonderful Wedding Day at St. Patrick’s Church, Millstreet on Sat. 12th Aug. 2017. As Cathal has been a member of the Olympic Rowing Team a most impressive Guard of Honour of Rowers awaited the Happy Couple following the celebration of Mass. We wish Marie and Cathal every Blessing and Happiness for the future. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.) [read more …] “Wonderful Wedding of Marie & Cathal on Saturday”
We meet some of the many wonderfully loyal Cork Supporters whose focus will be on the exciting hurling game with Cork v. Waterford in Croke Park, Dublin today (Sunday, 13th Aug. 2017). Local people have been travelling by buses,trains and cars to the famous venue. Up Cork! Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.) [read more …] “Loyal Cork Supporters Wish Every Success to Mark Ellis and the Cork Team Today”
We thank Presenter John Greene for advance notice re this evening’s programme. (S.R.)
In the second of a two part programme on Where the road takes me, John Greene speaks to Trevis Gleason about life with MS. Gleason is adamant that he doesn’t ‘suffer’ from it, but lives with Multiple Sclerosis.
While no longer cheffing for a living, Trevis still enjoys cooking. With that in mind, we introduce him to a number of local artisan food producers, and using their products, he tells us how to properly cook fish.
Update 21st August: Results of Open Sheepdog Trial on Sunday 20th August at Keim, Millstreet, Co. Cork [from Mona]
Judge Robert Kelleher
Update (17th Aug): Last weeks cancelled Open Sheepdog Trial has been rescheduled for Sunday next 20th August at Keim, Millstreet, Co. Cork Starting at 10am. Contact Con Healy. 087-9064530 [ref]