“Where the Road Takes Me” – The Butter Road – C103 at 7 This Evening

We thank Presenter John Greene for advance information re this evening’s programme. (S.R.)

This week on ‘Where the road takes me’, John Greene concludes a two part
programme on the building of a tourist road between Killarney and Cork in
1748 – 270 years ago almost to the day.

The road which later became known as ‘The Butter Road”, was built by John
Murphy from Cahirciveen, who suffered heavy financial losses as a result..

This week….

* With the aid of Rachel Foley from ‘Ancestors from Ireland’, we
paint a more comprehensive picture of the elusive John Murphy

* At the butter market museum in Shandon, we discover how a failure
to move with the times resulted in the demise of the lucrative butter

And…. [read more …] ““Where the Road Takes Me” – The Butter Road – C103 at 7 This Evening”

Getting Ready for World Fiddle Day in Scartaglin Sat. 19th May 2018

Looking down the valley into Millstreet & over to Taur/ Rockchapel on the horizon.. Ready for World Fiddle Day! Hannah O Regan, Orlaith Twomey, Anna Buckley, Leah Murphy, Emer Twomey, Aoife & Meadhbh McCarthy.. representing Millstreet at the World Fiddle Day Concert & Celebrations Scartaglin 19/5/18.

Musicians Supreme getting ready for World Fiddle Day 2018.  Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)

We thank P.J. Teahan for the Scartaglin Poster. (S.R.)

Wonderful Success in Castleisland for Danielle & Frank O’Riordan

The Kerry Athletics U9 to U16 Track and Field Championships were held in An Ríocht Castleisland last Saturday and Sunday in the glorious sunshine! Frank and Danielle O’Riordan from Dromsicane, Millstreet both did really well. Frank winning Bronze in the U 13 shot Putt with his best throw this season. His sister Danielle was: 
1st in u13 shot
4th in U13 javelin
2nd u13 relay
1st U 14 Hammer
2nd U14 Discus
3rd in U14 Relay

Sincere congratulations to Danielle and Frank on such magnificent achievements in the world of sport.  (S.R.)

Annual Fancy Dress Stretcher Race

The Bush Bar hosts the Annual Charity Stretcher Race this June 3rd. It is in aid of the Ian O’Connell Trust Fund and the Fight For Fionn.

Fionn Barry has spent most of his short life suffering and in hospital yet despite this he is still fighting for answers. He was diagnosed at 6 months with infantile spasms which has evolved into a seriously debilitating and Life limiting illness and needs 24 hour care.

16-year-old Ian O’Connell fell from his bike in Killarney National Park, sustaining damage to his neck and spine. The popular young sportsman is undergoing occupational therapy and physiotherapy at the rehabilitation centre in Dún Laoghaire.  A trust set up to help a Killarney teenager who sustained a life-changing injury last August.  [read more …] “Annual Fancy Dress Stretcher Race”

Storyteller Supreme Jack Healy at Library This Morning

Storyteller Supreme (first from left) Jack Healy provided a most entertaining hour of storytelling at Millstreet Library this morning for a wonderfully appreciative audience. Librarian Grace wished to apologise to anyone who may have thought that the event was to be on Wednesday as Grace just happened to indicate Wednesday on the Parish Newsletter although the date (15th May) was correctly mentioned. Click on the image to enlarge. (S.R.)

Memories of Eurovision 1993 on “Radio Treasures” Tuesday 9:30 to 11:00pm

Tuesday, 15th May 2018 is the exact 25th Anniversary of the 1993 Eurovision Song Contest in Millstreet to the very day.   To mark the historic occasion we share a selection of images (mostly from 1993) from Millstreet Museum Archives taken in Minor Row, at Green Glens and in the Museum.  And on Cork Music Station on Tuesday from 9:30pm we are transmitting a very special edition of “Radio Treasures” where we feature a wide variety of memories mainly from local people whom we’ve recently recorded and we also include some of the more popular songs from past Eurovisions.   We invite you to tune into our special Internet Radio Programme on www.corkmusicstation.com .   Access to our Cork Music Station is easily received by scrolling down and by clicking on the third Local Website Listing to the right of our homepage on www.millstreet.ie .  And if you wish to share a memory for another Eurovision Programme please let us know through the Seán Radley Facebook or email millstreetmuseum @eircom.net. Click on the pictures to enlarge.  Happy Listening!  (S.R.) [read more …] “Memories of Eurovision 1993 on “Radio Treasures” Tuesday 9:30 to 11:00pm”

Superb Variety of Splendid Transport in Millstreet at Weekend

This past weekend in Millstreet saw such a magnificent variety of transport – vintage and modern.  We witnessed two very impressive Steam Trains, a 51 strong Tractor Run, a Motor-cycle rally, Muskerry Vintage Car Club and some push bikes also passing through.   Here we share a selection of the hundreds of images we recorded this weekend. We include here the passing through of the first Steam Train (No. 4 Locomotive) – about one hour late (!) – on Sat. 12th May 2018 and will show the 10 minute stop of the second train on Sunday (which arrived 15 mins early!) Lots more to follow later.  Click on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.) [read more …] “Superb Variety of Splendid Transport in Millstreet at Weekend”

Norah Hickey features on the “Hot Country” Show Tonight

Norah Hickey features on the “Hot Country” Show on Sky Channel “Keep It Country” (Sky 376) tonight (14th May 2018). 

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

“Hot Country” Show is transmitted from 8 to 9pm on Mondays.  (S.R.)

Butter Road on “Where the Road Takes me” on C103 at 7pm Sunday

We thank Presenter John Greene for advance information on this Sunday evening’s programme – 13th May 2018.  (S.R.)

Two hundred and seventy years ago in 1748, and almost to the day, a fifty
six mile straight road was opened between Killarney and Cork.

Although being awarded the contract for it, John Murphy from Castleisland had to raise his own finance, in the hope that he would recoup it all by making it a toll road. But the road brought financial ruin for Murphy, resulting in debts of over four thousand pounds. Nobody knows for certain what happened to him afterwards..

In a two part programme on Where the road takes me……. [read more …] “Butter Road on “Where the Road Takes me” on C103 at 7pm Sunday”

Superb Language & Culture Night Filmed by TG4 at MCS

A truly magnificent range of wonderful language and cultural presentations took place at the annual event in Millstreet Community School on Thursday, 10th May 2018.  It was covered by TG4 for the television series “Guth an Phobail” for later transmission.  John Tarrant covered it for the “Corkman” while we were there for our Millstreet website.  Here we share a selection of images from the occasion which was a splendid credit to the participants and the organisers where our Irish Culture was creatively included in the wonderful mixture of global enriching cultures.  More images to follow in a future feature. Click on the pictures to enlarge.  (S.R.) [read more …] “Superb Language & Culture Night Filmed by TG4 at MCS”

See the Steam Trains in Millstreet Railway Station this weekend

The Railway Preservation Society of Ireland will be visiting Kerry this weekend with their “Cork and Kerry” International Railtour.

Worth going to see, the #85 steam locomotive will stop in Millstreet on Sunday from 14:20 – 14:30 !

Also, the No. 4 locomotive will pass through Millstreet on Saturday at 16:04, and again on Sunday at 9:04. while the #85 will also pass through on Monday at 09:06.

[read more …] “See the Steam Trains in Millstreet Railway Station this weekend”

Language and Culture Night – Thurs. 10th May 2018 in Millstreet Community School @ 7pm

This year’s Language and Culture Night will take place on Thursday 10th May in Millstreet Community School library/canteen, beginning at 7pm.  Once again it will be a chance to acknowledge and celebrate the different nationalities that are now present in Millstreet and the local area.  Everyone is welcome to attend this wonderfully inclusive community event.  (please note that filming will take place during the event for a forthcoming edition of the TG4 programme Guth an Phobail – Voice of the Community) 



Millstreet Active Retirement Association at Tubrid on Monday Morning

Blessed with splendid summery weather Millstreet Active Retirement Association attended its annual May Rosary Event at Tubrid Holy Well on Monday at 11:00 a.m. (7th May 2018).   Some of the beautiful hymns sung will feature on tonight’s “Radio Treasures” on www.corkmusicstation.com (at 10:00 p.m.) … And also included in tonight’s programme – a feature on Sunday’s Mass at The City near Shrone.   Click on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.) 

Wonderful Birthday Celebration for Elizabeth Murphy

At a recent superb celebration at the Wallis Arms Hotel, Millstreet – Family and Friends joined Elizabeth Murphy (centre) of Drishane Road, Millstreet for her special Birthday event. We extend our heartfelt sincere good wishes to Elizabeth. Click on the splendid photo – kindly supplied by the Family – to enlarge. (S.R.)

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

We thank John Greene, Presenter Supreme of the weekly radio programme on C103 for advance information re this Sunday’s programme (6th May 2018).  (S.R.)

This week on ‘Where the road takes me’, we meet Teddy Hayes from
Rosscarbery, the recent recipient of an award for his constant fundraising
down through the years.

After being initially given the ‘all-clear’, Teddy was later informed that
Kidney cancer had spread to his lungs. Teddy has now organised a
fund-raiser for Arc House in Bantry – this particular fund-raiser is

On the programme……

* We hear Teddy’s story, and how initial anger and fear has changed
to positivity.

* We meet Catríona O’Mahony – cancer support co-ordinator at Arc

And…. [read more …] ““Where the Road Takes Me” on C103 on Sunday at 7pm”

Ned Tarrant Memorial Tractor Run

“We would like to thank everyone for coming to support the Tractor Run in aid of Mallow Search and Rescue on Sunday which raised an amazing €10,000 so far. 💸💰 It was a brilliant day which can be attributed to the beautiful weather and massive crowds that turned out to support this very worthy cause. 💪🏼 With over 230 tractors in attendance on the day it was bound to be a success. 🚜🚜 We would like to thank everyone involved in organising the event including Banteer Macra and members of the Kilcorney community. We want to thank everyone who helped on the day from stewarding, directing traffic to collecting money and selling raffle tickets. We would also like to thank everyone who sponsored prizes on the day and donated to the cause. Thanks very much to the staff of Moll Carthy’s Bridge for the hospitality and the lovely BBQ after the tractor run. 👏🏼👏🏼” Ned Tarrant Memroial Tractor Run

More photos and videos below:  [read more …] “Ned Tarrant Memorial Tractor Run”

Butter Road Celebrations to be Held at The Aubane Community Centre on Friday 18th May

A Celebration of 270 Years of The Old Butter Road 1748-2018 is to be Held in The Aubane Community Centre on Friday 18th May at 7.30pm

Tickets are €27 and are available from Noreen Kelleher on 087 9486673 or Celeste Buckley on 083 3135750

Book your tickets now. Last day to purchase tickets is Wednesday May 9th 2018.

Bealtaine Festival Features on Jimmy Reidy’s “Round the Fireside” on C103 Tonight

Launching the very impressive programme for Bealtaine 2018 the SAOI Group from IRD Duhallow will feature on Jimmy Reidy’s “Round the Fireside” tonight (30th May 2018) from 9:50 until 11:00 on C103.  A second programme will air on Monday, 14th May.  Below we share two images photographed on Saturday – Jimmy Reidy and the C103 Studios in Mallow(S.R.)

Click on the images to enlarge.

Superb Upcoming Events at Bruach na Carraige Rockchapel

We thank Jack Roche for the following notice.  (S.R.)

Bruach Na Carraige Rockchapel presents Sean Ó Sé and Peadar Ó Riada in concert on Friday the 11th of May at 8.30pm.

The Bruach Na Carraige Summer Camp for children between 6 and 15 years will be from the 16th to the 27th of July. Children attending this camp who have not played music before will learn a few new tunes on the whistle, those already playing will get new tunes, they will learn traditional songs and four or five ceili dances, all mixed with much games and fun.

The Bruach Na Carraige Summer School will be held the first week in August. These advanced classes will teach music from the recently discovered Curtin and Leahy manuscripts which contain an historical important layer of older Sliabh Luachra music dating back to before 1850. [read more …] “Superb Upcoming Events at Bruach na Carraige Rockchapel”

Finalists in the 2018 Irish Junior Mathematics Competition

Sincere Congratulations to Six First Year Students from Millstreet Community School who were Finalists in the 2018 Irish Junior Mathematics Competition held in the Tralee Institute of Technology on Friday night 27th April 2018.

Back row from left: Éanna O Mahony, Millstreet; Chris Morley, Cullen; Alex Ducey, Rathcoole; Anna Moynihan, Cullen.
Front row from left: Conor Casey, Millstreet and Tomas Cronin, Rathcoole.

Winners supreme in the regional final were Tomas Cronin and Conor Casey.  Well done to all!!!  We thank Mary Ita for the images and captions. Click on the pictures to enlarge.  (S.R.)

Wonderfully Welcoming Open Day 2018 at Cloghoula N.S.

On Wednesday, 25th April 2018 Cloghoula N.S. held a superbly welcoming Open Day which was so enjoyed by its new Entrants (three of whom we feature here – Donnacha, Evan and Kayden).  It was truly inspiring to note how the established Pupils at the school were so wonderfully caring, helpful and supportive to the new Entrants.  The entire Staff created an uplifting cheerful atmosphere for the Entrants who were experiencing Primary Education for their very first time.  Here we meet some of the new Entrants enthusiastically participating in the many creative activities.  We share a selection of images to give an insight into the educational happening.   Click on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.)

Cloghoula N.S. being creatively represented at the recent “Wear Your Waste” Competition in Millstreet Community School.
The very picturesque view from the School.

[read more …] “Wonderfully Welcoming Open Day 2018 at Cloghoula N.S.”

Wear Your Waste! Fashion Design and Show

The day has arrived for Wear Your Waste!  It will be a great celebration of the hard work put in by pupils and teachers from all the local schools.  Around 30 creations made using recyclable material will be ‘modelled’.  There will also be music, song and dance during the evening along with a raffle with lovely prizes.  There will also be prizes for the most creative entries in the competition. Admission is free and everyone is welcome to come along and show their support, not just for the participants but also for the Transition Year students who have been planning this ingenious event for a number of months.  The night will start promptly at 7.30pm and participants are asked to be in Millstreet Community School by 7.15pm so that the running order can be confirmed.

[read more …] “Wear Your Waste! Fashion Design and Show”

Ned Tarrant Memorial Tractor Run

🚜🚜 Only three days to go until the Ned Tarrant Memorial Tractor Run which will take place on Sunday the 29th of April 📅 It is in aid of Mallow Search and Rescue. Registration is taking place at 11:45am in Kilcorney Social Centre! ⏱📍It is €20 per tractor 💰Tractors will depart at 12:30pm. Don’t forget the run will be followed by a BBQ at Moll Carthy’s Bridge 🍔🌭 Banteer Macra 🚜🚜
[read more …] “Ned Tarrant Memorial Tractor Run”