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

Lots of variety tonight on “Radio Treasures” on Cork Music Station with very special interviews regarding the hugely successful Donal Guiney Inaugural Table Quiz cheque presentation to Millstreet Day Care Centre.  At 10:00pm we listen to interviews with John A. O’Leary (Chairman, Millstreet Fianna Fail Cumann), Mary Feeley as well as Vincent, Michael and Paddy Guiney.   We also chat about the inspiring Fashion Show in Rathmore for Chernobyl Children’s Fund.  And we delve into our Archives.   Music, songs and musings galore for our worldwide loyal listening audience.  Click on the images below to enlarge.  (S.R.)

Liebherr Crane on its way from Killarney in 1991 early one morning negotiating the Corner at the Square, Millstreet. (From Museum Pictorial Archives)

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Lally’s Magnificent 90th Birthday Celebrations at Wallis Arms

On Saturday evening, 3rd November 2018 in the presence of her three brothers and sister, her six children, her seventeen grandchildren and her twelve great-grandchildren as well as her many relations and friends – the wonderful Lally Healy of Pound Hill, Millstreet celebrated her 90th Birthday in the beautiful setting of the Wallis Arms Hotel.   The most enjoyable occasion was video recorded by Lally’s brother, Brendan (Murphy).  Great credit is due to the dedicated organisers of the very special event.  They arranged a supremely impressive setting with a special booklet, historic family photographs, excellent musical entertainment provided by John White and Michael Murphy and deciding on a delicious meal menu.   One of the many highlights of the occasion was the recitation of a brilliant poem about Lally’s inspirational life by Marie Healy.  Marie had composed this truly great poem.   When Lally was asked what was her secret living into her 90s she replied:  “Hard work and keep your mind busy”.   And one of Lally’s favourite past times is knitting which she approaches with uplifting creativity and generously gifts many completed items to CUMH.   Sincere congratulations to 90 years young Lally as she begins her very active life into her 90s.    Here we share some twenty images from the magnificent event.  Click on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.)

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Presentation of Impressive Quiz Cheque to Millstreet Day Care Centre

On Thursday night, 15th Nov. 2018 a truly impressive cheque of €2,000.00 was presented by Chairman of Millstreet Fianna Fáil Cumann, John A. O’Leary to Mary Feeley, Manager, Millstreet Day Care Centre.   This was the result of a most successful Donal Guiney Memorial Inaugural Quiz held at McCarthy’s Bar, Millstreet some weeks ago.   So popular was the Quiz that there were over sixty spot prizes shared on the occasion.   Asking the questions on the night was Noreen Meade before a capacity attendance.   We recorded interviews at the Presentation of the Cheque with John A. O’Leary, Mary Feeley, Deputy Michael Moynihan and with Vincent, Michael and Patrick Guiney.   This feature will be broadcast at 10pm on “Radio Treasures” on Cork Music Station on Tuesday, 20th Nov..  Here we share three images from the uplifting Presentation of the Cheque. Click on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.) [read more …] “Presentation of Impressive Quiz Cheque to Millstreet Day Care Centre”

Celebrating the Inauguration of President Higgins on 11/11/2018

We share two images from a much larger selection of pictures which will be uploaded later in the week.  The occasion – the street view of the arrival of President Michael D. Higgins and his Wife at Dublin Castle on Sunday at 5:55pm for the Inauguration Ceremony.  Click on the images to enlarge.   (S.R.)

Magnificent Double Rainbow Photographed by Fr. James

This truly magnificent image of the double rainbow recorded on Sunday at Altamont, Millstreet is by Photographer Supreme, Fr. James McSweeney. We thank Fr. James for sharing such a superb picture which one can only capture if one is in the right place at the right time…a camera on hand of course! Click on the image to enlarge. (S.R.)

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Remembering Our Faithful Departed

Parish Secretary, Sharon Lane has created a very special feature in front of the main altar of St. Patrick’s Church, Millstreet for this Saturday Evening’s Mass of Remembrance.  We also share images of the November Garden Sacred Space 2018 in the Church.  Click on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.) [read more …] “Remembering Our Faithful Departed”

November Mass of Remembrance Tonight at 6:30 in Church

The dedicated Team involved in the design, the arrangement and the overall maintenance of the special Sacred Space – The November Garden of Remembrance 2018 (more images of which we shall upload later today) – include Canon John Fitzgerald, P.P., Sharon Lane (Parish Secretary), Declan Crowley of Milltech Print Design Co., Cork and Julie Brady, Sacristan.  The annual feature is greatly admired and is a source of very real consolation to many.

The Annual Mass for all those who died within the past year will be celebrated tonight – Saturday, 10th Nov. 2018 at 6:30pm in St. Patrick’s Church, Millstreet.   All are invited to this special Mass of Remembrance.  Click on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.)

Fashion Show in Rathmore on This Thursday 8th Nov. at 8pm

         FRIENDS OF THE CHILDREN OF

   CHERNOBYL RATHMORE

present a

FASHION SHOW

in  the

Community Centre

     Rathmore

   Thursday 8th November

at 8 p.m.

Door open at 7 p.m.

Tickets: €12 Tel. 087 6323922 086 0653369 / 086 1733094

(Limited amount of Tickets available)

Cheese & Wine     Spot Prizes    Raffle

Pilates with Aoife at The Loft, West End, Millstreet

Pilates  @ The Loft -Millstreet
November schedule commencing next week:

Monday Mornings @ 10am
Tuesday & Wednesday Evenings

For further information see
Pilates by Aoife on Facebook
Or phone /text – 087 9634676

We thank Aoife for this notice.  (S.R.)

Joanna Wins Herlihy’s Centra Halloween Coloring Competition 2018

Sincere congratulations to Joanna O’Shea who was the winner of Herlihy’s Centra Halloween Coloring Competition 2018.   We thank Greg for the splendid picture.  Click on the image to enlarge.  (S.R.)

Winner Joanna with Centra Manager Greg.

Table Quiz in aid of Cork North West branch of MS Ireland in Newmarket on Fri. 2nd Nov. 2018

A table quiz in aid of Cork North West branch of MS Ireland will be held in
Hourigan’s Bar, Newmarket on Friday 2nd November at 9pm. Tables with max of 4 at €10.00 per person. Lots of raffle prizes on the night. Everyone
welcome to attend.   We thank Christine Doyle for the notice. (S.R.)

 

End of an Era – Closing Down Antiques Auction at Murphy’s of Millstreet

A full clearance auction of antiques at Murphy’s Furniture, Millstreet, will take place on Saturday next, 27th October. Murphy’s Furniture, Millstreet, will close its doors for the last time on Saturday 27th October. The family owned business, selling and restoring antique and contemporary furniture, has been trading in the West End of Millstreet for over fifty years. Established in the 1960s by Donie Murphy, the business has a long- standing reputation for quality antique furniture. Since 1993, Donie’s son, Dan has been retailing and carrying on the tradition of antique furniture as well contemporary furniture. Dan is now retiring from the business to concentrate on other interests.
This is a terrific opportunity to acquire some special pieces for your home or office, whatever your taste, be it oak, mahogany or walnut – ranging from Georgian through to Victorian, Edwardian and Art Deco pieces. This auction will pique the interests of many as it offers a wider range of pieces – bedroom, dining, living and occasional furniture, mirrors, paintings, porcelain, Persian rugs, glassware, dinner services, wall clocks, mantle clocks, silverware, fenders & fire ware, lamps and shades and uniquely, a large selection of workshop restoration materials and old furniture fittings – castors, handles, escutcheons, hinges, mouldings, feet, locks, crooks etc.
A full clearance auction of all antiques and objects will take place at 1pm, Saturday, 27th October. Viewing will take place on Thursday (25th) and Friday (26th) from 2-7 pm. Viewing will also take place on auction day from 10am-1pm. Full information is available at murphysfurniture.ie and larryokeeffeauctions.com
Don’t miss this…….

Magnificent Adrivale Painters Exhibition at Cork’s School of Music

On Friday, 5th Oct. 2018 at Cork’s School of Music, Union Quay the official launch of the Adrivale Painters Exhibition took place in the presence of many Artists, the Deputy Lord Mayor of Cork, Family and Friends including a visiting Bishop, famous Sports People and a gifted pianist from Ardmore, Co. Waterford.   The official launch was performed by the Deputy Lord Mayor while the keynote address was superbly delivered by Seán O’Riordan (formerly of Drishane Road, Millstreet) in which he very especially praised the Art Teacher Supreme – Neil Kelleher of “Adrivale”, South Douglas Road, Cork. We very much recommend a visit to the excellent Exhibition before it ends in the School of Music at the end of this week.  Below we share the first of a number of images recalling the most enjoyable launch which actually coincided with a wonderful Concert in the same building that night celebrating the Cork Folk Festival 2018.  Click on the image to enlarge.  (S.R.)

Included in our image of the official launch of the Adrivale Painters Exhibition at the School of Music, Union Quay, Cork….Fiona Soden (third from left) who coordinated the launch…Neil Kelleher, Art Teacher supreme (fifth from left) whose grandmother came from Adrivale, Millstreet…And (on extreme right) Seán O’Riordan, Cork & Millstreet who delivered the keynote address.

Invitation to all Molex People to a Get Together at Bush Bar on Sat. 3rd Nov. 2018

An invite is extended to all Molex people for a get together night,
organised for November 3rd in the Bush Bar from 7.30pm onwards. Please come if you can for chat and reminiscing on the good old days!!  We thank Christine Doyle for the notice.  (S.R.)

New York Poet Patrick Most Impressed by National Dairy Show 2018

Renowned Poet Patrick Thomas Hammer from New York is presently paying his yearly visit to Ireland and especially to his Millstreet Relations – the O’Rahilly Family of Tanyard Wood.   We thank Patrick for the presentation of his most recent Book of Poetry to the Museum.   He is blessed with such a wonderful sense of humour and is so superbly witty.  He is a magnificent Ambassador for America and so impressively proud of his Irish roots.   As well as visiting Millstreet Museum on Saturday, 20th Oct. 2018 he was truly impressed by a visit to the excellent National Dairy Show at Green Glens – an event which this year received RTÉ television national News coverage.  On a future “Radio Treasures” on CMS we shall feature a special interview with Patrick in which he recalls a splendid visit to John C. Casey’s New York shop.  Here we join Patrick on his Millstreet visit.   Click on the 27 images to enlarge.  (S.R.)

Now that’s a very happy photograph!  Poet Patrick with his O’Rahilly Relatives and Friends before visiting the Museum and the National Dairy Show.   There is always such a royal welcome for everyone at the home of Michael and Betty O’Rahilly.   Brendan Murphy provided a most enjoyable Video Presentation of some of our most popular LTV2 programmes….including our snow coverage, storm reports, wind turbines and lots more.
A little surprised how big Millstreet is….on the map!

Media presence!
A Champion Supreme at the 36th National Dairy Show in Millstreet.

 

Nature on Saturday evening as the 36th National Dairy Show comes to an end.  Check out lots more images below of the Show and Patrick’s visit to Green Glens and the Museum.

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Preparing for National Dairy Show 2018 at Green Glens

The National Dairy Show which for almost forty years has been held at Green Glens, Millstreet takes place on today 20th Oct. 2018.   The prestigious event attracts people from far and wide to witness the judging of Ireland’s most impressive cows.   Here we share three images showing the preparation for the annual occasion.  Click on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.)

Retirement Reception for Hannah Kelleher in Cullen

We’re presently preparing a full feature on the special Mass and wonderful Reception for Hannah Kelleher who after fourteen years of dedication is retiring  from Cullen N.S. where she has been Principal since 2004.  We wish Hannah every happiness in her richly deserved retirement as she embarks on a new phase in life.   Lots more pictures to follow in coming days.  Click on the image below to enlarge.  (S.R.)

Retiring Principal, Hannah Kelleher (standing with bouquet on extreme left) pictured with members of her Family at the special reception in Cullen Community Centre following Mass in Cullen Church on Friday, 19th Oct. 2018.

Millstreet Pictorial News October 2018

 

In our current Millstreet Pictorial News we share scenes regarding the important visit of Millstreet Fire Brigade for fire drill at Presentation N.S. (on Wednesday, 17th Oct.);  Halloween is celebrated at “Cinnamon”;  we hear about a splendid fundraising Fashion Show in Rathmore;  we view further images of the wonderful colours of Autumn;  we continue our pictures on the hugely successful Toy Show on Sunday (14th Oct.) in Dromtariffe where we picture Noel Dempsey from Cork with his amazing display of famous buildings made entirely of matchsticks while we also view a most impressive model of the GPO and we witness a truly magnificent international 50th Birthday event at Millstreet G.A.A. Community Hall on Sunday…Special thanks to Thomas Duggan for the loan of tables for the superbly colourful event coordinated by Ini and Friends.  Click on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.)

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RTE’s “Ceilí House” from Rockchapel on Sat. 0ct. 20 and 27

The RTE radio one programme ‘Ceilí House’ will come from Bruach na Carraige, Rockchapel, on Saturday, 20th and Saturday, 27th October after the 9pm News.  It will feature the Rockchapel Comhaltas based group, Ceoltoirí Sliabh Luachra, performing some of Sliabh Luachra’s oldest music.  Much of this music comes from the manuscripts of Dave Dan Curtin of Stagmount, Rockchapel and the manuscripts of his father, Dan Curtin that go back to before 1850, and contain an older layer of Sliabh Luachra music that predates the polkas and slides that characterise the area now, and also from the manuscripts of Dave Leahy of Mountcollins who died in 1907.

We thank Jack Roche for this important notice.  (S.R.)

Superb Response to Millstreet Gramophone Circle Programme

On Friday, 12th Oct. 2018 Millstreet Gramophone Circle held its monthly meeting at the splendid Halloween decorated Millstreet Day Care Centre where a full programme of recordings, song and music was presented before a large appreciative audience.  Oftentimes we are asked what type of programme is shared.  So illustrated below is the programme which I presented last night.   Each presenter shares different selections on other nights.  It will be Maurice Linehan who presents at “The Music Room” in Boherbue on Thursday, 1st Nov. 2018.   Click on the images below to enlarge.  (S.R.)

A section of the enthusiastic audience present for MGC presentation on Fri. 12th Oct. 2018.
The Programme which was presented last night at Millstreet Gramophone Circle.