Millstreet’s Luke O’Donoghue to Represent Ireland in Slovenia

Millstreet’s Luke O’Donoghue is to represent Ireland in early August in Slovenia at the World Junior Angling Championships. Sincere congratulations to 15 year old Luke and every success in such a hugely prestigious event. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)

 

Luke’s Grandfather – Michael Murphy and his Father – Billy – have truly inspired Luke as they both have a long and very successful history in the World of Fishing.


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Kate Mary & Grandson Podge Collins Feature on Prestigious Match Programme 2017

We thank Marie Casey, Cloghoula for very kindly sending us this superb image which recently appeared in the official Match Programme in Thurles at the recent Cork v. Clare Match. Podge Collins is of course the truly superb G.A.A. Sportsman from Co. Clare and Kate Mary Cremin of Cullen is his Grandmother. Sincere congratulations to both on such highly prestigious national coverage. Kate Mary indicated to me that she had to be in Smithfield Square, Dublin not long after 7am for the photo shoot with her Grandson! Click on the picture to enlarge. (S.R.)

Millstreet Welcomes Our European Visitors to Prestigious Equestrian Event

Members of the Polish Team arrive in Millstreet. We look forward to the wonderfully colourful opening Parade at 6.30pm on Wednesday through Millstreet Town. Click on the image to enlarge. (S.R.)

A Very Happy 60th Birthday Martin

We extend sincere Birthday Greetings to Martin Goggin who celebrated his 60th Birthday on 17th July 2017. We thank Miriam O’Sullivan for the selection of images who states “I am sharing a few photographs from his party with his friends at the COPE Foundation in Mallow. The last photograph shows Martin cutting his birthday cake assisted by his housemother Cathleen O’Brien. We his family and his many friends wish him a very happy birthday on this important milestone.” Click on the pictures to enlarge. (S.R.)

Competition Time

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Competition open to all shopkeepers and home owners in Millstreet Town

Pick one of the countries on the list and decorate your window with themes of the country for example get children to draw something relevant to the country to welcome the participants as it is for some their first visit to Ireland.

Prize – Family tickets to the BBQ on the 20th July at 7pm and you can meet the athletes from the sixteen nations and enjoy live music. 

Judging will be done Wednesday the 19th of July and announced at the parade of Nations by Noel Buckley.

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Dromtariffe Parish Hall Committee Community Walks – This Thursday

The Dromtariffe Parish Hall Committee Community Walks will continue this Thursday 13th July at 7.30pm (weather permitting). This week we will start the walk in Kilinane (3.0km / 1.5 miles approx) (Take the first road to the right, signposted Newmarket on the Killarney road past the Sandpit pub). Parking at Jerry Murphy’s. Please join us again for a lovely evening as we wander the byways of our parish. Everybody welcome. If in doubt because of weather, please contact 087-0648108 or 086-3720960.   We thank Christine for the notice.  (S.R.)

Friends of the Children of Chernobyl – Rathmore Branch – 1997-2017 

Friends of the Children of Chernobyl
Rathmore Branch
1997-2017  – 21st Celebration

The Friends of the Children of Chernobyl Rathmore Branch are celebrating their 21st year of hosting Belarusian children and their interpreters.

To honour this occasion we will have a special Mass on Wednesday 19th July at 7.30pm  in Rathmore Church followed by light refreshments in Teach Íosagáin.

We would like to invite all of you who helped in any way since 1997.  We look forward to meeting you all on the night.

We thank Eileen for this important notice.  (S.R.)

“Radio Treasures” Tonight from 9.30 to 11.00 on Cork Music Station

Among the many items about which we shall be chatting on “Radio Treasures” tonight … Reviewing our recent Pilgrimage to Knock Shrine, Co. Mayo.  Lots of excellent music from all over the world and of course, Ireland.   And musings aplenty also. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.) To access the programme please tune into www.corkmusicstation.com Do log into the Seán Radley Facebook to communicate with the Show or text 086 825 0074.   Happy Listening!  (S.R.)

We feature Norah’s magnificent song on our programme tonight. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)

[read more …] ““Radio Treasures” Tonight from 9.30 to 11.00 on Cork Music Station”

Cork North West Branch of MS Ireland’s Annual Pilgrimage to Knock Shrine, Co. Mayo

Pictured in the Apparition Church at Knock Shrine, Co. Mayo on Thursday, 6th July 2017 – participants of the Cork North West Branch of MS Ireland including (at centre back) Fr. E. Murphy of Galway who celebrated the special Mass for the Group attending the Annual Three-day Pilgrimage.  Click on the image to enlarge.  (Picture: Seán Radley)

Lehane’s Coaches Tours

Here is a list of upcoming dates for Lehane’s Coaches Tours

  • 16th July: Bears Peninsula
  • 23rd July: Dingle
  • 30th July: Ring of Kerry
  • 6th August: Spike Island and Fota Wildlife Park
  • 13th August: Tullamore Show
  • 20th August: Inis Oírr Island
  • 27th August: North Kerry trip
  • 3rd September: Knock Shrine
  • 10th September: get your dancing shoes on for a day at lisdoonvarna festival

Contact Jerry @ 087-2833696 for more details

Dromtariffe Parish Hall Committee Next Community Walk

The next Dromtariffe Parish Hall Committee community walk will take place Thursday 6th July (weather permitting). Focus on this occasion is Keale Bridge. Everybody welcome. If in doubt because of weather or for further information, please contact 087 0648108 or 086 3720960.  We thank Christine for this important notice.  (S.R.)  

Sincere Thanks to All Who Made the Official Opening of Millstreet Daycare Centre Such a Superb Success

The Management of Millstreet Daycare Centre wish to thank all of you who attended our recent opening and very generously gave donations on the day.

A special thanks to those who gave their time and expertise voluntarily on the day.

  • Jerry Pat, Olga, Paulina and Claire who did great work on the BBQ.
  • Mary Jo and Pat Bucke for entertaining us with their music and songs.
  • Sheila , Vera, Mary, Teresa, Breda, Sheila and Danny for providing the lovely tea/coffee and refreshments.
  • Aoife and Jennifer for decorating the young boys and girls with their face painting.
  • The Red Cross for providing ambulance and first aid cover.
  • The wonderful photographers Seanie, Breda and Geraldine. Also to John Tarrant for highlighting our day on the Corkman.
  • To all the Day Centre staff, Maureen, Denis, Chris and others who did trojan work in preparation for the day and to everyone else who helped in any way. We really appreciate the voluntary contribution from the members of the community.  
  • We thank Mary Feeley for this important message.  (S.R.)

Many thanks to all of you for making the day the success it was.

Wishing Kevin Every Good Luck in Killarney

Every good luck to Sportsman Supreme, Kevin Crowley at the Munster Final in Killarney today where Millstreet Pipe Band is also attending following a long proud tradition. Kevin recently hoisted the third Green Flag at Derrinagree N.S. where he attended for his Primary Education. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)

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

We thank Presenter John Greene for the following advance information regarding this evening’s radio documentary.  (S.R.)

This year C103 are the sole media partners for the ‘Make your mark on Cancer’ walk which is now in its’ fifth year. The walk Begins at 10am from the Viaduct in Cork on Sunday July 16th next, passing through Innishannon and taking the high road to Bandon and on to the Town Hall. So far they have raised 200,000 Euro for the Mercy Hospital Foundation, and the target this year is to reach the quarter million mark. The walk is in memory of thirty five year old Mark Prendergast who lost a brave battle against testicular cancer at the Mercy Hospital in 2012.

This week on ‘Where the road takes me’, John Greene pays a visit to the Prendergast family to hear the poignant story of a young father, husband, brother and son, whose death has since given hope and comfort to others. [read more …] ““Where the Road Takes Me” at 7 This Evening on C103″

Annual Mass at St John’s Well Mushera on Tonight Tuesday 27th June.

Mass will be celebrated at St John’s Well Mushera on Tonight Tuesday 27th June at 7.30pm, hopefully the Weather will be fine on the Evening.

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Annual Medjugorje Anniversary Mass in Tralee on Monday, 3rd July at 7:30pm

Our Annual Medjugorje Anniversary Mass takes place in St. Brendan’s Church, Tralee on Monday next 3rd July 2017.  Rosary and Confession take place before Mass which commences at 7.30 p.m. There will be Adoration of the Most Blessed Sacrament after Mass. Refreshments afterwards in the Parish Centre.  We thank Breda King for this important notice.  (S.R.)

Donncha Raises the Wonderfully Impressive Fifth Flag for Cullen N.S.

Sincere congratulations to Cullen N.S. on recently being awarded their hugely impressive fifth Green Flag. What a marvellous achievement. Great credit is due to all who have so dedicatedly contributed to such success. It was sportsman supreme, Donncha O’Connor who recently hoisted the most recent 2017 Flag. We have also been provided with a full report seen below and we share a selection of images from the very special occasion. Click on the pictures to enlarge. (S.R.)

And we continue to share lots more images and a full report:

Cullen N.S. was awarded its fifth Green Flag, the Biodiversity flag, on Thursday, May 11th at the Radisson Blu in Cork.  Four members of Cullen National Schools Green-School committee were presented with the coveted flag in recognition of the school’s environmental endeavours over the course of the past two years.  Various changes were made to the school grounds as part of Cullen N.S.’s Green-School Action Plan.  Nesting boxes for wild birds were attached to trees near the playground and a bird feeder was also erected.  A leaf-pile, a log-pile and a bug-hotel were created for mini-beasts to make themselves at home and an area of grass was cordoned off to be left unmanaged so that Irish wildflowers could thrive.  Pupils of Cullen N.S. also engaged in many biodiversity educational activities: They planted radishes, cress, broad beans, microgreens and a willow tree in the school field.  An ecologist and environmental educator visited the school to educate pupils on the variety of wild Irish birds and animals.  Senior class pupils enjoyed a trip to Fota wildlife park, where they learned all about the many wild animals of the world, threats to their existence as well as Fota’s quest to remain environmentally friendly.  Nuala, from I.R.D. Duhallow, came as a guest-speaker to inform pupils, parents and members of the community about invasive species in Duhallow and I.R.D.’s quest to eradicate Japanese Knotweed and Himalayan Balsam from local riverbanks and ditches.  Staff, pupils, parents and members of the community were delighted to welcome Donncha O’Connor, senior Cork footballer, on Wednesday, May 17th 2017 where he raised Cullen N.S.’s fifth Green Flag.

And below we feature many more images of the historic occasion:

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