Special André Rieu Programme on “Radio Treasures” on Tuesday 19th Sept. at 9:30pm

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


Kilcorney Salutes Sportsman Supreme Conor O’Callaghan in Advance of Sunday’s All-Ireland

Conor O ‘ Callaghan surrounded by friends and supporters along with pupils and teachers from Kilcorney National School who gathered to give him a big send off as he heads for Croke Park on Sunday to play for Cork in the All Ireland Minor hurling final. Conor has already won two Munster medals as well as an All Ireland under 17 hurling medal. Picture taken at the newly installed exercise machines in Kilcorney with the Social Centre in the background.   We thank Donie Howard for the splendid picture and caption.   We wish Conor (who is pictured here in centre under the Cork flags) every success on Sunday.  Click on the image to enlarge.  (S.R.)

Exquisite Green Glens So Peaceful Following Such Successful Equestrian Events

Following such successful equestrian events over the past few weeks here we share the calm quiet setting on Sunday evening as the most current event ended.  Ted O’Connor so loyally giving his dog a walk.  So many of the international visitors commented on the exquisite beauty of Drishane and Green Glens and indeed Millstreet Town itself. In coming weeks we shall feature lots of the pictures we recorded at Drishane and Green Glens. Click on the image to enlarge. (S.R.)

Storyteller Supreme Diarmuid Cronin First at Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann 2017

Diarmuid Cronin of Laught, Rathcoole who achieved First Place in the recent All-Ireland Fleadh Cheoil Under-15 Storytelling Competition in Ennis, Co. Clare. Diarmuid’s late Grandparents – Diarmuid and Nora Creedon would have been so very proud of such an excellent achievement. Sincere congratulations to Storyteller Supreme Diarmuid and indeed to the many local wonderfully talented young people who were so successful in the prestigious national event. Click on the picture to enlarge. (S.R.)

Hugely Successful Vintage Day 2017 at Millstreet Town Park

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”

“Where the Road Takes Me” on C103 at 7 This Evening

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”

Cyclists Supreme Connie & James Participate in Tour de Munster 2017

Cyclists Supreme Connie Roche, Drishane Road, Millstreet and James Cronin, Kilmeedy pictured here participating in the recent Tour de Munster 2017 on Day 3 climbing Moll’s Gap in Killarney. We thank James for the wonderful picture. Click on the image to enlarge. ( S.R.)

Millstreet News Update Sunday 27th August 2017

Some of the wonderfully dedicated members of Millstreet Vintage Club preparing for today’s much anticipated Vintage Event in Millstreet Town Park in aid of such a praiseworthy cause. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)

And in Green Glens today some excellent Showjumping events at international level.


Millstreet Vintage and Family Fun Day Tommorrow Sunday Aug 27

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.

Wonderful Family Day at Drishane Cross Country Equestrian Event Today

With perfect weather, free admission and exquisite surroundings Drishane Estate is the place to truly enjoy today – Sat. 26th aug. 2017.  Tomorrow the focus is on Green Glens for Equestrian Sport.  Click on the images below to enlarge.  (S.R.)

Wonderful 90th Birthday Celebrations for Lattie Murphy, Claramore

We thank Mary Feeley for this superb picture recording the recent 90th Birthday Celebration at Millstreet Day Care Centre of Lattie Murphy, Claramore, Millstreet. We extend sincere congratulations to Lattie.  Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)

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.

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

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

Poet supreme, Pat Hammer is seated centre today with cousins Kevin and Michael O’Rahilly. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)
The Magnificent Shandrum Céilí Band picture in Buttevant Church in May 2017.
We also chat about the superb equestrian events about to take place in Millstreet this week.

[read more …] ““Radio Treasures” on Cork Music Station Tonight from 9:30 to 11:00″

A Million Thanks from Sr. Consilio’s Cuan Mhuire, Farnanes

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.)

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

Town Park This Weekend

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.)

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

Very Generous Cheque Presentation to Hospital from Stretcher & Bingo Events

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.)


Danielle Wins Gold in Templemore in Shot Putt Event

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.)

“Where the Road Takes Me” on C103 at 7 This Evening

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”

Millstreet Vintage Club Vintage and Family Fun Day in Aid of the Cancer Connect Service Sunday August 27th

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.

Bernard Presents a Superb Programme at Millstreet Gramophone Circle

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.)

Ballinagree Vintage & Family Fun Day 20th August 2017…. Postponed until 22nd October

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 Tanya O’ Regan and Helen Spillane for the Poster. Click on the image to enlarge. (S.R.)

Sr. Consilio’s Cuan Mhuire Centre in Farnanes – Church Gate Collection This Weekend

There will be a Church Gate Collection in Millstreet this weekend19th/20th August 2017 – in aid of Sr. Consilio’s Cuan Mhuire Centre in Farnanes.   This highly regarded facility treats Girls who experience addiction problems.   Your support would be greatly appreciated.

— see Cuan Mhuire on facebook

Wonderful Wedding of Marie & Cathal on Saturday

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”

Loyal Cork Supporters Wish Every Success to Mark Ellis and the Cork Team Today

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”

“Where the Road Takes Me” with John Greene on C103 This Evening at 7

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.

[read more …] ““Where the Road Takes Me” with John Greene on C103 This Evening at 7″

Sheep dog trials

Update 21st August: Results of Open Sheepdog Trial on Sunday 20th August at Keim, Millstreet, Co. Cork [from Mona]

Judge Robert Kelleher

1. John Pope, Nell
2. Tom O Sullivan, Northhill Tess
3. Michael Healy, Vic
4. John Brennan, Rose
5. David Cahill, Meg
6. John Pope, Dave


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]

The sheepdog trials

has been postponed

to Sunday 20th August

due to the sudden passing of a competitor.

 The organisers extend their deepest sympathy to the family and friends of a well respected competitor.

May he rest in peace.

Millstreet Museum & Millstreet Website Collection Generously Supported

Sincere thanks to everyone who so very generously contributed to our recent Church gate Collection for Millstreet Museum and Millstreet Website.   This includes those who sent donations by post, those who provided substantial cheques and those who indicated uplifting appreciation for our efforts in providing services in both the Museum and Website.   The total amount collected was a most impressive €1,922.88.  Heartfelt thanks for helping us to maintain these local services.   Patrick W. O’Leary of Louisville, Kentucky, USA whose generosity is much appreciated comments:  “The Millstreet Website is our excellent window to Millstreet daily life in a very real sense and such a connection is of great important to people worldwide.” Patrick has (as well as others) suggested that an opportunity should be given to people nationally and internationally who may at any time wish to contribute towards the upkeep of these services and to this effect we have arranged to set up an electronic system with the Bank of Ireland here in Millstreet (where our Museum/Website account exists) whereby anyone can transfer a desired donation to the account by just quoting at one’s own Bank our relevant numbers which are:   IBAN No.: IE22 BOFI 9058 0334 0531 43 and the BIC No.: BOFIIE2D.   Click on the images below to enlarge.  (S.R.)
[read more …] “Millstreet Museum & Millstreet Website Collection Generously Supported”