*Further details of Millstreet Culture Night 2018*
On this Friday night, September 21st, there will be a recital by Millstreet Pipe Band in the Square at 7pm followed by an outdoor show by Empire Acrobatic Rock’n Roll Dance School & songs from Drishane Castle Choir. The Vintage Club will also be present with a ‘Vintage Display’
The E Centre in the Square, will be the location for the Cork Photographic Exhibition, Millstreet Knitting Club, an Art Exhibition by Bertie Buckley & Ini from Love & Care for People will also be present. The winners of the Colouring Competition will also be announced & their work will be on display.
Please support this fun free night of entertainment.
We thank Marie Twomey of Millstreet Pipe Band for this important update. (S.R.)
Millstreet Vintage Club are delighted to be associated with the Culture Night in Millstreet which will be held on this coming Friday Sept 21st,the Vintage Club will put on a Display of Vintage Equipment Cars Tractors etc for the Evening and there are plenty Exhibits and Activities planned around the Town as well for the Culture Night itself,do support this Event and its all for Free.
With some 58 Tractors travelling in the annual Tractor Run in Carriganima on Sunday, 16th Sept. 2018 – C.A.R.T. in Carriganima and Millstreet Vintage Club were very pleased with the superb success of the event. Here we share the first two of many images from the very impressive event. Lots more pictures later. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)
Millstreet Vintage Club and CART Carriganima wish to thank everyone for there support today on the Tractor Run,the weather was superb on the day and some 60 Tractors took to the road and conveyed through what was a lovely Route which made its way back to the finish at The Pub in Carriganima where some Refreshments were enjoyed by all,again many thanks from CART Carriganima and Millstreet Vintage Clubfor the great turn out and support on the day,it is very much appreciated. (Photos Courtesy of Sean Radley and Patrick W O’Leary)
Saturday, 15th Sept. 2018 truly was a very busy and exciting day in Millstreet which included the official welcome of our Breton Visitors from Pommerit le Vicomte who will be on holiday for the next week – While Tubrid Holy Well and Millstreet GAA Community Hall were the venues for the inspirational Faith and Light Group from all over Munster. Lots and lots of superbly colourful Cork Flags and window displays salute the splendidly talented Chloe Collins in advance of the All-Ireland in Croke Park on Sunday. Here we share images from the many happenings in Millstreet this Saturday. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)
Millstreet Vintage Club Carriganima Tractor Run in aid of CART Rural Transport Service on Tommorrow Sunday September 16th. Registration at The Pub Carriganima from 10.30 am. Run starting at 12 noon sharp. Nice local scenic route. Refreshments afterwards at The Pub in Carriganima. Contact Sean on (087)2600640, or Dan on (087)2452569 for details. (NOTE NO PASSENGERS ALLOWED ON RUN WITHOUT SAFETY BELTS)
On Thursday, 13th Sept. 2018 Millstreet Library was the location for a day of Family History Research with the wonderfully enthusiastic Genealogist Supreme from Co. Limerick – Karen O’Riordan from the Local Studies Library of Cork County Library. Karen met a number of people having spoken to them by phone some days ago receiving some background family history and then researching each person’s family history. For me I got some very valuable insights into the O’Leary (my mother’s maiden name) Family History. Karen asked us to focus on just one of our parents. What a truly excellent service by Cork County Library. If there is a further occasion when such a Day of Family History is repeated we would certainly encourage you to participate. All seen by the superbly dedicated Karen today felt greatly enriched by the treasured information shared. Our pictures illustrate Karen working with just two of the many appreciative participants – Margaret Healy and yours truly. Very special thanks also to the consistently helpful Millstreet Librarian – Grace Tangney who coordinated this special Day of Family History. (S.R.) [read more …] “Excellent Family History Support at Millstreet Library”
The Final Dance of the Summer finished up last Sunday Evening at Mushera Platform with a great Crowd in attendance as they danced the Evening away to the Sound of Peter Lane in perfect weather conditions. It was a great Season Finale to close out a fantastic Summer of entertainment at the Mushera Platform for 2018. A huge tank you to each and everyone who supported the dancing all the year and many thanks also to all the bands who gave us such great entertainment to keep this tradition alive. All of this wouldn’t fall into place on the day only for our wonderful Committee which we are so grateful to have. Looking forward to 2019 P.G.
The Millstreet Monument Committee would like to wish Miss Dublin South who is Maria Murphy, Ballydaly every success in the Miss Ireland contest on September 16th in the Helix, Dublin. The Committee would also like to convey their best wishes to her family who will be present on the night supporting her.
Luke Hurley and all at Millstreet Vintage Club would like to thank everyone that took part on Sunday in the Clubs Autumn Car Run,also a big thanks goes out to the hardworking Marshals who kept the Run going smoothly all day,to everyone that helped out at Sign on and Documentation before the start of the Run and to the Wallis Arms,Top of Coom Pub and The Auld Triangle for there Hospitality and use of there Premises we are grateful for all the help and support ye gave,46 Fantastic Cars took part and made there way through some lovely Countryside along the Cork /Kerry Border with a couple of Stops along the way at The Top of Coom Pub and in Picturesque Gougane Beara before the final stop at The Auld Triangle in Macroom for Dinner which concluded what was a most enjoyable day,we hope to see ye all again very soon,Luke.
Pictured at the launch of Millstreet GAA Club Golf Classic (left to right): Kevin Crowley (Club & County player), Michael Vaughan (Club & County player), Dan Buckley (Cloverhill Foods); Eamonn McCaul (Eamonn McCaul Mechanical Services); Fr. Paddy O’Byrne (Club President); Sharon Lane (Club secretary); Aidan O’Mahony (Football trainer);
Donagh Hickey (Donagh Hickey Motors); John Coleman (Colemans Millstreet); Michael Cleary (Club Chairperson); Mark Ellis (Club & County player). Sponsors Davy Tarrant (Tarrant’s Bar) and John O’Riordan (Claramore Construction) were unable to attend for picture.
Millstreet GAA Club will host its 5th Annual Golf Classic on Friday next 14th September in Mahoney Point, Killarney Golf & Fishing Club. This event has proved to be a very successful and enjoyable day and the funds raised are used for the development of our players. The organising committee of Anthony Dennehy, Declan Crowley, Donagh Hickey, Cian O’Mahony & Noel Crowley have ensured the success of the event and it gives former members and players of our Club an opportunity of meeting in a relaxed and social atmosphere.
The Golf Classic could not be held without the support of our generous sponsors and Millstreet Club wishes to acknowledge the 6 main sponsors of the day – Cloverhill Foods, Colemans Millstreet, Tarrant’s Bar, Eamonn McCaul Mechanical Services, Claramore Construction and Donagh Hickey Motors. We also wish to thank the business of Millstreet and surrounding areas who sponsor tee boxes and greens, the support of each of these businesses is appreciated by the club as we are fully aware of the financial demands that are made on businesses on a daily basis. To all the teams that are playing we look forward to meeting you on the Friday and we wish you the best of luck and thank you for your continued support.
Superbly coordinated by Luke Hurley and his wonderfully dedicated Team in Millstreet Vintage Club the Autumn Car Run was a magnificent success on Sunday, 9th Sept. 2018. Visiting the Top of Coom with its exquisite scenery and royal welcome followed by a most memorable visit to Gougane Barra the event, blessed with ideal weather, ended with an excellent meal at “The Auld Triangle” Macroom. Here we share just three of the many images we recorded – a selection of which we shall later feature – just to whet the appetite for our full coverage of the most enjoyable event.Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)
After the entertainment in the Square at 7pm on September 21st, Millstreet Culture Trail will continue with Trad Sessions in McCarthy’s Bar & The Clara Inn. At 9pm there will be Bingo in the Bush Bar, at 9.30pm a Quiz in Corkery’s Bar & 45 Cards in The Bridge Bar. There is something for everyone to enjoy on this special night.
We thank Marie Twomey of Millstreet Pipe Band for this important update. (S.R.)
Millstreet Vintage Club Autumn Car Run on tomorrow Sunday Sept 9th. The Run is open to all types of Vintage and Classic Cars. Organiser Luke Hurley has a very nice Scenic Route laid on. Registration at The Wallis Arms Hotel Millstreet from 11am with take off at 12 Noon. Stop for Tea Break at the Highest Pub in Ireland the Top of Coom Pub and a short stop in Gougane Beara with optional dinner at the finish in The Old Triangle in Macroom. For more details on the Run Contact Luke on 086 8805437.
Friends of Mallow General Hospital Equipment Fund Annual Church Gate Collection in Millstreet take place this weekend – 8th/9th Sept. 2018. Volunteers willing to help at the Collection would be greatly appreciated. (S.R.)
In addition to these superb activities we also have a special Millstreet Museum Opening from 5.45pm until 7.00pm with an illustrated talk at 6.15pm. And at Millstreet Day Care Centre in Clara Road Millstreet Gramophone Circle meets at 8.15pm where over twenty songs and music are shared by the Presenter. Everyone is most welcome to all activities. Admission is of course free on this 2018 Culture Night in Millstreet. (S.R.)
Our 10pm feature tonight (Tues. 4th Sept. 2018) recalls events from 1951 on “Radio Treasures” on Cork Music Station. We also hear the superb pipe music as played by Con Houlihan of Cullen Pipe Band (as we extend Kathleen and Damien very Happy Wedding wishes) in Killarney earlier this year. We reflect on the very successful Carriganima Fun Run of last Saturday. We chat about our 1910 historic photo of Millstreet (from the late Mary Cronin Collection at Millstreet Museum kindly presented by Breda and Tommy Sheehan of Australia and Millstreet). We’ve lots of musings and music plus songs from artists like André Rieu, Nat King Cole, Judy Garland, Ann Shelton, The Seekers, Les Paul & Mary Ford plus Hymns from Medjugorje. And there’s more…lots more! Do join us from 9:30 to 11:00pm (Irish Time). Feel very welcome to contact our live broadcast by emailing us on millstreetmuseum @eircom.net, by texting 086 825 0074 or by joining our chatline on the Seán Radley Facebook Page. Many have enquired if we have podcasts of our weekly 10pm features so that they could listen to them if the live broadcast was missed. As yet we do not have such an audio archive but we are hoping to develop this facility in the not-too-distant future as very kind support for this has become available about which we shall give more details later. For now happy listening to our live broadcast this evening! Below we share images from the topics included in our programme. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)
The new season of the “Music Room” in the Pearse Memorial Hall, Boherbue begins this Thursday (6th Sept. 2018) at 8pm. Paddy O’Leary will present his programme of musical choices at the September Meeting. All are very welcome.We thank Maura for alerting us to this enjoyable event. (S.R.)
Millstreet Vintage Club Carriganima Tractor Run in aid of CART Rural Transport Service Sunday Sept 16th. Registration at The Pub Carriganima from 10.30 am. Run Starting at 12 noon Sharp. nice Local Scenic Route. Refreshments afterwards at The Pub in Carriganima. Contact Sean on 087 2600640 for more details.
(NOTE NO PASSENGERS ALLOWED ON RUN WITHOUT SAFETY BELTS)
Although Fair Day on Sunday, 2nd Sept. 2018 could be described as a “soft day” (weatherwise) and the size of the overall Fair was not as large as in some previous years – nonetheless the wonderful tradition of the Millstreet September Horse Fair continued with lots of colour and reunions. Here we share some 24 images from the annual event. Click on the pictures to enlarge. (S.R.) [read more …] “Tradition of September Horse Fair in Millstreet Continues”