“Where the Road Takes Me” at 7pm this Sunday on C103

We thank Presenter, John Greene for advance information on this Sunday evening’s programme – 13th Sept. 2020 at 7pm on C103.  (S.R.)

The four part series ‘The Makers and Collectors’ continues this Sunday on Where the road takes me at 7.

The series looks at the musicians, composers and collectors who have contributed to the survival of Traditional Irish Music down through the years.

In Part 3, John Greene visits Ardgroom on the Beara peninsula and the town of Skibbereen to find out more about Canon James Goodman.

Goodman who was a Church of Ireland Rector, was also a staunch Unionist.

This amazing man who was a fluent Irish speaker and lecturer, managed to collect and catalogue over 2,300 Irish tunes and songs during the latter half of the 19th Century. [read more …] ““Where the Road Takes Me” at 7pm this Sunday on C103″

“Lunchtime Favourites” After 11.30 a.m. Mass on CMS Sunday 20th Sept. 2020 Until 1.30pm

Due to transmission problems on this Sunday (20th Sept. 2020) at CMS this afternoon’s Show was much interrupted.  Sincere apologies but it was beyond our control.   Thankfully full transmission is now restored and hopefully broadcasts will not be affected in the future.  (S.R.)

We invite you to submit your Requests for our weekly Music Request Show “Lunchtime Favourites” (Sunday, 13th Sept. 2020) on Cork Music Station which is broadcast directly after our transmission of the celebration of 11:30 am Mass from 12:10pm until 13:30.   Just email your requests anytime either to corkmusicstation @gmail.com OR to millstreetmuseum @gmail.com or text/WhatsApp to 086 825 0074.  We shall be chatting about the images below and referring to Saturday’s First Holy Communion ceremony in Millstreet, the new Historical Cullen Co. Cork Facebook feature, an afternoon in Rossbeigh, special Birthdays and Friday’s Culture Night activities.  And of course we shall be playing the very best of songs and musical selections for our global audience.   This week we focus on songs from around Ireland on our “Grand World Musical Tour of Ireland”  Tap on the pictures to enlarge.  Happy Listening!  (S.R.)

Scoil Mhuire, Millstreet BNS at their First Holy Communion in St. Patrick’s Church, Millstreet on Sat. 19th Sept.2020.
Girls from Presentation N.S.,Millstreet at their First Holy Communion in St. Patrick’s Church, Millstreet on Sat. 19th Sept.2020.
St. Patrick’s Church, Millstreet from where we broadcast Sunday Mass live at 11.30am.
Liam Flynn using the Fogger to sanitise the closed Church following Mass. We shall upload a full feature later on this very impressive procedure.
The Millstreet Studio of Cork Music Station from where we broadcast our weekly Sunday Mass and “Lunchtime Favourites” Tap on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)

[read more …] ““Lunchtime Favourites” After 11.30 a.m. Mass on CMS Sunday 20th Sept. 2020 Until 1.30pm”

Millstreet Parish Newsletter – Sunday 20th Sept. 2020

 NEWSLETTER
BALLYDALY-CULLEN-MILLSTREET
Twenty-fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time – 20th Sept., 2020
Canon John Fitzgerald P.P.
Tel Nos. Millstreet 029-70043/Mobile 087-7752948
Email:  millstreet @dioceseofkerry.ie    www.dioceseofkerry.ie
PARISH OFFICE OPENING HOURS:
MONDAY-TUESDAY- WEDNESDAY-FRIDAY
10.00a.m.-1.00p.m. & 2.00p.m.-5.00p.m.

Your prayers are requested for the repose of the souls of the following:

RECENT DEATHS:  Bridie Horan (nee Horgan), Ballydaly & Rathmore 

Mass Intentions this Weekend:

Saturday 19th September:

Millstreet Vigil 6.30 p.m. Alan & Tommy O’Connor, Minor Row

Sheila Cronin, Main Street

Sunday 20th September:

Ballydaly   9.00 a.m.

Cullen      10.15 a.m.             Pat, Hugh & Mary O’Keeffe, Glountane &

J.J., Kathleen & James O’Mahony, Clonakilty

Millstreet 11.30 a.m.   Den Joe Kelleher, Station Road

Anniversaries:      Joan Daly, The Bridge; John Cronin, Murphy’s Terrace; Eddie O’Mahony, Murphy’s Terrace; Paddy & Julia Buckley, Carrigacooleen; Patrick, Margaret & Maura Buckley, Ballyvouskil; Bill Kelleher, Killowen; Andrew Lynch, Ballydaly; Joan Cronin, Coolinarne; Johnny & Mary Twomey, Rathduane;  Hannah O’Sullivan, Two Gneeves; Pat Kelleher, Lisnaboy; Jackie Donnelly, Derragh; Pat Joe Fleming, Meenagloherane; Tom & Hannah Sheahan, Glenleigh; Hannah Cronin, Muingyroogeen; Edmond Burke, Shanballymore. [read more …] “Millstreet Parish Newsletter – Sunday 20th Sept. 2020”

Culture Night 2020 on Friday 18th Sept.

In the promotion for this year’s quite different Culture Night on Friday, 18th Sept. 2020 Millstreet Community Singers feature in a superb sequence at Turbrid Holy Well where we listen to a splendid track from the CD “Together” which contains a magnificent selection of songs performed by Millstreet Community Singers.   We share a number of links here to enable everyone to access the huge variety of activities which one may access on Culture Night and (in some cases) before then.  We shall also recall Millstreet’s truly excellent Culture Night 2019 later.  (S.R.)

To access the video, the link is: https://youtu.be/pPBfdvAqiLs

On the National site, the listing is here: https://culturenight.ie/event/cetb-across-the-distance/

On the County site, the listing is here: http://culturenightcorkcounty.ie/events/across-the-distance/

The video is part of the overall playlist for Culture Night, accessible here: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLmgwAZsvbibmbQkVtg0pZbRyyFRA3hDVm [read more …] “Culture Night 2020 on Friday 18th Sept.”

“Radio Treasures” 9.30 to 11.00 This Tuesday Night on CMS

Tonight…on this Tuesday, 15th Sept. 2020… on “Radio Treasures” broadcast on Cork Music Station 9:30 to 11:00pm we feature our regular items with a splendid blend of uplifting songs and music… tonight we feature a selection of songs and music relating to “Birds” as well as a variety of interesting musings and words of wisdom.  Included in tonight’s programme:

  1.  Our 10pm Interview is with Paul Bowen of JB Roche, Cork who manufactured the two new most impressive Outdoor Canopies just installed in Millstreet.
  2.  A very special feature on Mick Delahunty 1915 – 1992.  We thank John Radley of Cappagh, Dungarvan for superb assistance in this feature.
  3.  We chat about the pictures below Tap on the images to enlarge.
    Paul Bowen of JB Roche, Cork reviewing the magnificent new Outdoor Canopy at West End, Millstreet.

    Mick Delahunty and Orchestra feature at 10.10pm.
    Frank’s new “Mercedes” arrives!

    Denis Hickey, Coordinator, Drishane Region Project  today expressed sincere thanks to Pat Lane following his three superb years of inspiring commitment to this most praiseworthy project. Pat always made sure that Millstreet Town Park was at its very best with excellent landscaping and grass control.

[read more …] ““Radio Treasures” 9.30 to 11.00 This Tuesday Night on CMS”

Splendid First Holy Communion Ceremony for Cloghoula N.S. on Saturday

The three children from Cloghoula N.S. – Cai, Victoria and Ellen – who received their First Holy Communion at the Church of Our Lady of Lourdes in Ballydaly on Saturday, 12th Sept. 2020. Also included in our picture – Principal, Mary Murphy and Canon John Fitzgerald, P.P., Millstreet. Tap on the image to enlarge. (S.R.)

“Lunchtime Favourites” After 11.30 a.m. Mass on CMS Sunday 13th Sept. 2020 Until 1.30pm

We invite you to submit your Requests for our weekly Music Request Show “Lunchtime Favourites” (Sunday, 13th Sept. 2020) on Cork Music Station which is broadcast directly after our transmission of the celebration of 11:30 am Mass from 12:10pm until 13:30.   Just email your requests anytime either to corkmusicstation @gmail.com OR to millstreetmuseum @gmail.com or text/WhatsApp to 086 825 0074.  We shall be chatting about the images below and referring to our new magnificent 1890 Mural which features four different animals…..a bird, a dog, several donkeys and two hens!!   And of course we shall be playing the very best of songs and musical selections for our global audience.   This week we focus on songs from around the world on our “Grand World Musical Tour”  Tap on the pictures to enlarge.  And we shall pay a special tribute to the late Broadcaster Supreme, Seán Hurley of Radio Kerry.  (S.R.)

Completed Magnificent Mural of 1890 at Main Street, Millstreet.
St. Patrick’s Church, Millstreet from where we broadcast Sunday Mass live at 11.30am.
Liam Flynn using the Fogger to sanitise the closed Church following Mass. We shall upload a full feature later on this very impressive procedure.
The Millstreet Studio of Cork Music Station from where we broadcast our weekly Sunday Mass and “Lunchtime Favourites” Tap on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)
We shall be chatting about the 1974 Drishane Film “In this House of Brede” which starred many local ladies.   The Principal Actor of the hugely popular Hollywood Film was Dame Diana Rigg who during this past week at the age of 82 went to her Eternal Reward – God rest her.
A most colourful sunset viewed from our CMS Studio in Mount Leader, Millstreet during the past week.
James O’Sullivan and son Matt on a visit to Millstreet Museum during the week.
Splendid new outdoor Canopy at The Square – one of two installed in Millstreet during the week.

[read more …] ““Lunchtime Favourites” After 11.30 a.m. Mass on CMS Sunday 13th Sept. 2020 Until 1.30pm”

Millstreet Parish Newsletter – Sunday 13th Sept. 2020

 NEWSLETTER
BALLYDALY-CULLEN-MILLSTREET
Twenty-fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time – 13th Sept., 2020
Canon John Fitzgerald P.P.
Tel Nos. Millstreet 029-70043/Mobile 087-7752948
Email:  millstreet @dioceseofkerry.ie    www.dioceseofkerry.ie
PARISH OFFICE OPENING HOURS:
MONDAY-TUESDAY- WEDNESDAY-FRIDAY
10.00a.m.-1.00p.m. & 2.00p.m.-5.00p.m.

Your prayers are requested for the repose of the souls of the following and for those whose anniversaries occur around this time:  

RECENT DEATHS:  Donal Lynch, Kippagh & Killarney; Sheila Murphy, Lyreaoune; Joan O’Rahilly (nee Creedon), Ballyvouskil & New Jersey; Peggy Healy, Lombardstown.

Mass Intentions this Weekend:

Saturday 12th September

Millstreet Vigil 6.30 p.m. Mary Ann, Dan & Peter Kelleher, Gneeves

Tadhg, Timmy & Kathleen Moynihan, Ballydaly

Sunday 13th September:

Ballydaly   9.00 a.m.         Joan & Denis Cronin, Coolinarne

Cullen      10.15 a.m.           Mass for First Holy Communion Class

Millstreet 11.30 a.m.         Kathleen Murphy, Drishane Road

Anniversaries:      Peter & Joanne O’Connor, Minor Row; Dick Barrett, The Square;  Paddy Healy, Pound Hill; Peter Desmond, Pound Hill; Denis J. Kelleher, Station Road; Christy Kelleher, Kilmeedy; Dan & Nora O’Mahony, Cloghoulabeg;  Dan Lehane, Tullig; Ellen O’Riordan, Tullig; Con & Kate Murphy, Shanaknuck; Kathleen O’Donoghue, Aubane; Eugene Cronin, Cullen; John & Joan O’Riordan, Two Gneeves; Peggie O’Sullivan, Two Gneeves; Annie Murphy, Mologhroe; Donncha Vaughan, Vancouver; Margaret O’Connor, Rathcoole & Dublin [read more …] “Millstreet Parish Newsletter – Sunday 13th Sept. 2020”

Dame Diana Rigg who Starred in Drishane Feature Film Dies at 82

Dame Diana Rigg – Star of the famous television series “The Avengers” and who was principal actor in the 1970s feature film “In This House of Brede” made at Drishane Convent and Estate has died at the age of 82.   We thank Jerry Doody and also Joe Fitzgerald for bringing this to our attention.  Here we share some of the images relating to that very special era at Drishane when quite a number of local ladies became “nuns” for a brief period and people such as the late Dan Lehane also appeared in the production.   One may view the feature film “In this House of Brede” on this link.   Tap on the images to enlarge.   God rest Dame Diana Rigg who made many Friends in Millstreet in the 1970s.  R.I.P..   (S.R.) [read more …] “Dame Diana Rigg who Starred in Drishane Feature Film Dies at 82”

“Radio Treasures” 9.30 to 11.00 This Tuesday Night

Tonight…on this Tuesday, 8th Sept. 2020… on “Radio Treasures” broadcast on Cork Music Station 9:30 to 11:00pm we feature our regular items with a splendid blend of uplifting songs and music as well as a variety of interesting musings and words of wisdom.  Included in tonight’s programme:

  1.  An audio recording from Millstreet Senior Citizens’ Party on 21st Dec. 1980 from the Audio Archives of Millstreet Museum.
  2. Our 10pm Interview is with Artists supreme Cormac Shiel and Denis O’Reardon who have just completed the 1890 Mural at Main Street, Millstreet.   We also chat with Breeda whose script appears on the title of the Mural.
  3. We feature the 2014 Recording by “The Kelts” of Millstreet’s GAA Victory that year.
  4. We chat about the many images shared.   We meet Niall and Donagh of Myretex in Cork installing the new magnificent Outdoor Canopies coordinated by Cork Co. Council.   We meet Frank Kirke on a recent visit to Millstreet.   We recall a Corpus Christi Procession of the past with Millstreet Church Choir.   We view Kelleher’s very impressive shop window of the past.  Tap on the pictures to enlarge.  (S.R.)

[read more …] ““Radio Treasures” 9.30 to 11.00 This Tuesday Night”

Millstreet Pitch & Putt Club

Millstreet Pitch & Putt Club
The next competition will be a “3 ball scramble” open to all members. If interested please send your name to 086 8510423 before 6 pm on Sunday 13 September. Teams of 3 players of mixed ability will be drawn and entrants will be informed via WhatsApp . Competitors can play anytime during the following fortnight up to 8pm on Sunday 27 September.
We thank Pat Breen for the Notice.  (S.R.)

“Lunchtime Favourites” After 11.30 a.m. Mass on CMS Sunday 6th Sept. 2020 Until 1.30pm

We invite you to submit your Requests for our weekly Music Request Show “Lunchtime Favourites” (Sunday, 6th Sept. 2020) on Cork Music Station which is broadcast directly after our transmission of the celebration of 11:30 am Mass from 12:10pm until 13:30.   Just email your requests anytime either to corkmusicstation @gmail.com OR to millstreetmuseum @gmail.com or text/WhatsApp to 086 825 0074.  We shall be chatting about the images below and referring to our new magnificent 1890 Mural which features four different animals!!   We shall reveal the answer during our programme.  And of course we shall be playing the very best of songs and musical selections for our global audience.   (S.R.)

Completed Magnificent Mural of 1890 at Main Street, Millstreet.
St. Patrick’s Church, Millstreet from where we broadcast Sunday Mass live at 11.30am.
Liam Flynn using the Fogger to sanitise the closed Church following Mass. We shall upload a full feature later on this very impressive procedure.
The Millstreet Studio of Cork Music Station from where we broadcast our weekly Sunday Mass and “Lunchtime Favourites” Tap on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)
The wonderful newspaper promotion regarding our weekly broadcast shared in the “Corkman” by Correspondent and Photographer supreme – John Tarrant.
Meeting the “World Famous” Tom Carroll!
Historic Steam Engine Train visits Millstreet Station some decades ago. Note the former Goods Shed. From the Archives of Millstreet Museum. Tap on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)

[read more …] ““Lunchtime Favourites” After 11.30 a.m. Mass on CMS Sunday 6th Sept. 2020 Until 1.30pm”

“Where the Road Takes Me” at 7pm this Sunday on C103

We thank Presenter, John Greene for advance information on this Sunday evening’s programme – 6th Sept. 2020 at 7pm on C103.  (S.R.)

‘Traditional Irish Music – The Makers & Collectors’, continues on Where the road takes me this Sunday evening. 

In part two, John Greene meets with Rathduff fiddle player supreme Matt Crannitch, former De Danann box player Jackie Daly from Kanturk and the bands co-founder Frankie Gavin.

We also hear how champion tin-whistle player from Dublin Mary Bergin hid her involvement with traditional music in the early days, because of it’s percieved ‘un-coolness’.  [read more …] ““Where the Road Takes Me” at 7pm this Sunday on C103″

“Radio Treasures” Tonight Features True Gems – from 9.30 to 11.00 pm on CMS!

Tonight…on this Tuesday, 1st September 2020… on “Radio Treasures” broadcast on Cork Music Station 9:30 to 11:00pm we feature our regular items with a splendid blend of uplifting songs and music as well as a variety of interesting musings.  Tonight’s Show includes:

Recent rainbow at Millstreet Town Park.
  1.  Interview at 10pm with Gillian and Joyce Dennehy – grand daughters of the late great Artist and Craftsman supreme – Den Dennehy of Fitzelle’s Hollow on Drishane Road.  Den was the Chief Designer of the outdoor Millstreet Corpus Christi Altar (pictured below).   And we also talk with
    Maggie Mai Walking Group from Cork and Kerry about to climb Clara Mountain this Tuesday morning.

    Dan Duggan of West End and listen to his memories of Den.  And we look back at Corpus Christi Processions of past decades – especially in 1999.

  2. We hear an amazing film soundtrack of Ireland in 1934.
  3. We listen to the magnificent accordion music of Phil Cunningham thanks to Davy Ryan.
  4. We celebrate significant Anniversaries.
  5. We discuss the many memories evoked by the 19 images below.Feel most welcome to contact the Show on corkmusicstation @gmail.com …. On Facebook (Seán Radley) …Or WhatsApp or text 086 825 0074.   Happy Listening!  (S.R.)
    Gillian and Joyce Dennehy at Millstreet Museum this week.
    We also speak with Dan Duggan (on right) in our 10pm interview.
    Artists supreme Denis and Cormac making great progress on Main Street Mural.

    Fr. Billy Radley featured on the magnificent celebration of Mass from Ballyvourney last Sunday on RTÉ.

    Fitzell’s Hollow on Drishane Road, Millstreet where Den Dennehy lived while his father-in-law Tom Burns lived at Drishane Lodge.
    Corpus Christi Procession of the past at The Square.

[read more …] ““Radio Treasures” Tonight Features True Gems – from 9.30 to 11.00 pm on CMS!”

Uplifting Spirit of Wonderfully Successful Fundraiser of 2019

As promised, we feature a further selection of images from the enormously successful fundraiser in memory of Abina Karen O’Keeffe for Marymount Hospice superbly organised by Hannah Crowley and a magnificent Team of Coworkers.  Tap on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.) [read more …] “Uplifting Spirit of Wonderfully Successful Fundraiser of 2019”

Recalling Wonderfully Successful Fashion Event at GAA Hall Exactly One Year Ago – 30th August 2019

We shall be adding lots more images tomorrow (31st Aug. 2020) recalling this hugely successful fundraising event at Millstreet GAA Community Hall on 30th August 2019.   The Fashion Event was among many other presentations on the night.   The inspiring event was in memory of the late wonderful Abina Karen O’Keeffe.   Great credit to her sister Hannah and her magnificent Team for organising such a superbly successful fundraiser in aid of Marymount Hospice and for very importantly bringing awareness to the Symptoms of Ovarian Cancer.  Tap on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.) [read more …] “Recalling Wonderfully Successful Fashion Event at GAA Hall Exactly One Year Ago – 30th August 2019”

“Where the Road Takes Me” at 7pm this Sunday on C103

We thank Presenter, John Greene for advance information on this Sunday evening’s programme – 30th  August 2020 at 7pm on C103.  (S.R.)

Traditional music in Ireland is very much part of our culture. 

Beginning this Sunday on Where the road takes me, and in a series entitled ‘Traditional Music – The Makers & Collectors’, John Greene meets some of the finest traditional musicians in the country. 

Members of the Dwyer family, Matt Cranitch, Jackie Daly, Mary Bergin and Frankie Gavin will join us. 

And we look into the life of Canon James Goodman, the Church of Ireland Clergyman and staunch Unionist, who compiled over 2,300 Traditional tunes.  [read more …] ““Where the Road Takes Me” at 7pm this Sunday on C103″

“Lunchtime Favourites” After Mass on CMS Sunday 30th August 2020 Until 1.30pm

We invite you to submit your Requests for our weekly Music Request Show “Lunchtime Favourites” (Sunday, 30th August 2020) on Cork Music Station which is broadcast directly after our transmission of the celebration of 11:30 am Mass from 12:10pm until 13:30pm.   Just email your requests anytime to corkmusicstation @gmail.com or text/WhatsApp to 086 825 0074.   Our focus this Sunday will include the wonderfully uplifting songs and tunes hugely popular in the era of Carnivals in Millstreet in the 1950s and 1960s.  Sure to evoke some great memories!   Further gems in song we also share.  We hear about the recent Recent Construction on Clara Road.   We share lots of requests including local requests for Family and Friends in Australia.     We review progress on the 1890 Mural.  We celebrate a Golden Wedding Anniversary at 12.30pm.   We hear about a splendid new Soundcloud Website by Paddy Murphy entitled “Millstreet Songs and Music”….. And we join Millstreet Community Singers at Tubrid Holy Well. This and much more!   Happy Listening!  Tap on the images to enlarge  (S.R.)

Exquisite Fuchsia in full bloom near Millstreet’s Museum at Carnegie Hall.
St. Patrick’s Church, Millstreet from where we broadcast Sunday Mass live at 11.30am.
The Millstreet Studio of Cork Music Station from where we broadcast our weekly Sunday Mass and “Lunchtime Favourites” Tap on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)
Millstreet Community Singers at Tubrid Holy Well on 29th Aug. 2020. Tap on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)

[read more …] ““Lunchtime Favourites” After Mass on CMS Sunday 30th August 2020 Until 1.30pm”

Story of Knock on EWTN at 7pm and “Hope: Our Lady of Knock” at 9.30pm This Friday

The Story of Knock in Co. Mayo will feature in a 30 minute television programme on EWTN this Friday (21st August 2020) at 7pm.  At 9.30 to 11.00pm a full documentary entitled “Hope:  Our Lady of Knock” (S.R.)

Final Update of Fundraising for Millstreet Museum and Millstreet Website

As we conclude our fundraising for Millstreet Museum and Millstreet Website we are presently compiling a record in the Museum of the many very generous Individuals, Businesses and Local Organisations such as Millstreet Town Park Committee, Millstreet Community Council, Millstreet Vintage Club, Millstreet GAA and Millstreet Community Singers to mention but some – all of whom have been so enormously generous, supportive and encouraging.   Below we share the final update which we have just published on the GoFundMe platform.   While we have already individually thanked many of our very generous Donors we have yet to write to many acknowledging their contributions and extending thanks.

“Dear Wonderfully Supportive Friends we’ve reached our Final Update of our phenomenally successful GoFundMe Campaign in aid of Millstreet Museum and Millstreet Community Website. Our Grand Total of €6,534.84 (after fees) in the GoFundMe Project is absolutely magnificent and very much beyond our expectations. We wish to extend our most sincere thanks to the many people who have so very kindly supported this Project and who have been so hugely encouraging not only with their greatly appreciated Donations but also by their superbly uplifting comments. We also wish to thank the GoFundMe Team especially Ida for their professional guidance and assistance. This tremendous response to our Project will cover our ongoing costs and will also allow for important developments at the Museum and on the Website that up to now could not have become a reality. In addition to our GoFundMe total we have also received separate Donations from very generous Local Organisations, Businesses and Individuals reaching €2,908.00. When added to our GoFundMe total – the overall Grand Total is a hugely impressive €9,442.84. To everyone who has been so very generous, supportive and encouraging on this wonderful GoFundMe platform – heartfelt sincere thanks. As we say in Irish “Míle, míle buíochas” – a thousand, thousand thanks. As we shall shortly be deleting this GoFundMe Project we extend very best wishes to everyone. Your amazing generosity and tremendous support is greatly appreciated. Sincerely – Seán  Radley, Curator, Millstreet Museum and Member of Millstreet Website.”

Millstreet Museum is open Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday from 9.30am to 2.30pm. Also open on Thursday from 9.30am to 2.00pm.

[read more …] “Final Update of Fundraising for Millstreet Museum and Millstreet Website”

Millstreet Vintage Club Update

To all our Club Members and Friends we hope you are all keeping well in these sometimes difficult and challenging times we are living in,because of the still ongoing Current Covid 19 Situation and all the uncertainty that it brings in trying to organise Events/Gatherings etc and most importantly in the Interest of Health and Safety for all Millsteet Vintage Club Members,Friends and the General Public the following Club Activities will not be taking place,these are as follows,

Autumn Charity Car Run on Sunday Sept 6th,
Cart Carriganima Charity Tractor Run on Sunday Sept 20th,

These decisions were not taken lightly on what should be a great Year of 10th Anniversary Celebrations for Millstreet Vintage Club and we apologise to all our Club Members and Supporters for this but Safety is our Number 1 priority for Everybody and we look forward to getting back on the Road with Club Activities in the very near Future,Take Care and Stay Safe Everyone.

“Radio Treasures” Tonight Features Gems Galore – from 9.30 to 11.00 pm on CMS!

Tonight…on this Tuesday, 18th August 2020… on “Radio Treasures” broadcast on Cork Music Station 9:30 to 11:00pm we feature our regular items with a splendid blend of uplifting songs and music as well as a variety of interesting musings.  Included in tonight’s programme:

  1.   The singing of Maureen O’Hara from a 1960s T.V. Show.
  2.   Tap Dancing Special with Fred Astaire.
  3.   Miraculous rescue at sea.
  4.   Chatting about the many images featured below.
  5.   Our incredible grand total of €9,343.00 in our recent Museum and Website Fundraiser.   Full report this Thursday.

Our 10pm Interview is with Donna, Liam and Tony recorded at Rathcoole Aerodrome – when a €10K cheque was presented very recently.  Tap on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.)


Recent presentation of a €10,000.00 cheque to ICRR Air Ambulance at Rathcoole Aerodrome by “Duhallow’s Fittest” which had been organised by Kiskeam and Ballydesmond GAA Clubs. From left: Seán Linehan representing “Duhallow’s Fittest”; Donna O’Regan, Project Manager, ICRR Air Ambulance; Tony McAtear, one of two Pilots flying ICRR Air Ambulance Helicopter. A further three cheques are scheduled to be presented to three other recipients – Kanturk and Millstreet Community Hospitals and Burren Chernobyl Charity in Co. Clare.
Mural work in progress with Cormac and Denis.

Spectacular sunset at Millstreet Town Park on Mon. 17th Aug. 2020.

Driving in fine vintage style through Millstreet.
Fountain delight!

[read more …] ““Radio Treasures” Tonight Features Gems Galore – from 9.30 to 11.00 pm on CMS!”

Millstreet Team Superb Success at Macroom on Saturday

We thank Pádraig O’Driscoll for sharing this image of the very successful Millstreet Team  on Saturday,  15th Aug. 2020 when in the Bon Secours Cork Intermediate Football Championship they played Ballinora at Macroom Castle Grounds pitch.  Tap on the picture to enlarge.  (S.R.)   Pádraig comments“Hard fought win this Saturday evening v Ballinora 8 pts to 5 ….. Come on the Sráid!

“Where the Road Takes Me” at 7pm this Sunday on C103

We thank Presenter, John Greene for advance information on this Sunday evening’s programme – 16th August 2020 at 7pm on C103.  (S.R.)

On a rummage for old books while cocooning, author Alice Taylor comes across one that she believes could change your outlook on life. 

Alice joins John Greene on this week’s edition of ‘Where the road takes me’ to talk about it, and we track down its author in San Francisco Bay, who explains what exactly he means by ‘changing your life’. 

We also conclude our tribute to the late Johnny O’Mahony of Tooreenduve, Ballydesmond, who died in 2015.

While we will never know what his views on Covid-19 would have been, we do know his views on diseases of old and their so-called cures.

And Fr. Pat McCarthy who offered up Johnny’s funeral mass, remembers a colourful character with an ever so sharp memory.  [read more …] ““Where the Road Takes Me” at 7pm this Sunday on C103″

“Lunchtime Favourites” After Mass on CMS Sunday 16th August 2020 Until 1.30pm

We invite you to submit your Requests for our weekly Music Request Show “Lunchtime Favourites” (Sunday, 16th August 2020) on Cork Music Station which is broadcast directly after our transmission of the celebration of 11:30 am Mass from 12:10pm until 13:30pm.   Just email your requests anytime to corkmusicstation @gmail.com or text/WhatsApp to 086 825 0074.   Our focus this Sunday will include the wonderfully uplifting songs and tunes hugely popular in the era of Carnivals in Millstreet in the 1950s and 1960s.  Sure to evoke some great memories!   Further gems in song we also share.  We hear about the recent Recent Construction on Clara Road.   We share lots of requests including local requests for Family and Friends in Australia.  We listen to the wonderfully talented Cullen Musicians playing at “Lúibín a’ Rince” And celebrating Stefan Healy’s acceptance into the prestigious RADA in London we hear a splendid song entitled “Pick a Simple Song” from the hugely successful West End Musical “Half a Sixpence”.   We remember the late John Kelleher, Aubane by playing one of his favourite songs “The Robin’s Return” by Paudie McAuliffe….And also Joe Lynch’s version of “Bold Thady Quill”   This and much more!   Happy Listening!  Tap on the images to enlarge  (S.R.)

Exquisite Fuchsia in full bloom near Millstreet’s Museum at Carnegie Hall.
St. Patrick’s Church, Millstreet from where we broadcast Sunday Mass live at 11.30am.
The Millstreet Studio of Cork Music Station from where we broadcast our weekly Sunday Mass and “Lunchtime Favourites” Tap on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)
Attending on Sat. 15th August 2020 their Parent’s Anniversary Mass (Peg and Bill Dunne) Marie, Eileen and Jim. And (below) also attending that special Mass – Mr. and Mrs. Paul Ryan.

Current Construction at Clara Road, Millstreet by EPS upgrading public services.
Judging by a photo in this week’s “Corkman” the O’Sullivan “Fingerprint” impressive seat on Clara Mountain is being well used…and appreciated!

[read more …] ““Lunchtime Favourites” After Mass on CMS Sunday 16th August 2020 Until 1.30pm”

Millstreet Carnival Fancy Dress Parade Autumn 1951

We thank Annabelle O’Sullivan, Jerry O’Regan and Hannelie O’Connor for arranging to share this truly superb image of Millstreet Carnival Fancy Dress Parade in the Autumn of 1951 (the year I was born!).   Most likely the picture was taken by Frank Reen (Snr.) outside his Pharmacy looking across the road to the O’Regan Family home and capturing two young participants in the Parade.   Members of the O’Regan Family, the Reen Family and the Justice Family are seen in the background of the image.   Feel most welcome to share on our Comment platform the names of any further people you may recognise in this wonderfully historic photograph 0f 69 years ago.   Tap on the image to enlarge.  (S.R.)

“Lunchtime Favourites” After Mass on CMS Sunday 9th August 2020 Until 1.30pm

We invite you to submit your Requests for our weekly Music Request Show “Lunchtime Favourites” (Sunday, 9th August 2020) on Cork Music Station which is broadcast directly after our transmission of the celebration of 11:30 am Mass from 12:10pm until 13:30pm.   Just email your requests anytime to millstreetmuseum @gmail.com or text/WhatsApp to 086 825 0074.   Our focus this Sunday will include the wonderfully uplifting songs and tunes hugely popular in the era of Carnivals in Millstreet in the 1950s and 1960s.  Sure to evoke some great memories!   Further gems in song we also share.  We hear about the recent First Wedding in Millstreet since February.   We share an inspiring brief feature on Time  …. Also a song about the COVID Mask (thanks to Jim Wickham).  We listen to the wonderfully talented Cullen Musicians playing at “Lúibín a’ Rince” And celebrating Stefan Healy’s acceptance into the prestigious RADA in London we hear a splendid song entitled “Pick a Simple Song” from the hugely successful West End Musical “Half a Sixpence”.  This and much more!   Happy Listening!  Tap on the images to enlarge.   (S.R.)

Can anyone identify this beautiful bird which Noel C. Duggan, a Visitor from Longford and I met in St. Patrick’s Cemetery (beside the Church)? The bird was so very friendly and we all agreed that it directed us to the grave which was being sought by the Longford Visitor. UPDATE: Poet Supreme Francis Duggan got in touch with us from Australia this Sunday morning to indicate the the Bird is a JUVENILE EUROPEAN ROBIN (3 to 4 months old). Thanks a million Francis.
St. Patrick’s Church, Millstreet from where we broadcast Sunday Mass live at 11.30am.
Liam Flynn using the Fogger to sanitise the closed Church following Mass. We shall upload a full feature later on this very impressive procedure.
Wedding of Christina Twomey and Danny Fox on 1st August in Millstreet – First Wedding since February 2020.
Tommy Tucker, Ballydaly & Tommy Tucker, Dooneen – Cousins pictured during a walk in Millstreet Town Park.
The Millstreet Studio of Cork Music Station from where we broadcast our weekly Sunday Mass and “Lunchtime Favourites” Tap on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)
The wonderful newspaper promotion regarding our weekly broadcast shared in the “Corkman” by Correspondent and Photographer supreme – John Tarrant.
Breeda O’Leary and Kathleen Kelleher in Millstreet Town Park where their pet dogs “had a conversation!”
Can anyone identify this beautiful bird which Noel C. Duggan, a Visitor from Longford and I met in St. Patrick’s Cemetery (beside the Church)? The bird was so very friendly and we all agreed that it directed us to the grave which was being sought by the Longford Visitor!
Participants working on the creation of a Model Global Village at Millstreet Men’s Shed.
Wonderfully talented Musicians from Cullen sharing a musical treat at Lúibín a’ Rince on the approach road to Cullen.

[read more …] ““Lunchtime Favourites” After Mass on CMS Sunday 9th August 2020 Until 1.30pm”

Wonderfully Talented Local Musicians on TG4 Tonight at 9.30

We thank Bridget Buckley for the following much appreciated alert to a very important TG4 Broadcast over the next few days.  (S.R.)

“Over the 4 nights 6-9 August, Fleadh2020, will capture the essence of this annual event on TG 4.
They recorded it in Mullingar three weeks ago & the Crossfields Band which includes local Musicians Darragh Twomey, Marie O’Neill, Diarmuid Cronin, Leah Murphy & Anna Buckley are on tonight Thurs., 6th Aug. 2020 9.30pm so might be a bit of craic to watch!”

Diarmuid Cronin of Laught, Rathcoole – One of the many wonderfully talented local Musicians to appear in the upcoming Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann transmissions this week on TG4.