Musical Presentations Ringing Out 2018 and Welcoming 2019

Frances Curtin (pictured on left with musical CD and red scarf) presented her magnificent programme at the Christmas Millstreet Gramophone Circle in Dec. 2018. Tonight I hope to share some 28 musical choices at The Music Room in Boherbue at 8pm (Thurs. 3rd Jan. 2019) while it will be Eithne O’Keeffe of Boherbue who will present in Millstreet on Fri. 18th Jan. 2019 at 8:15pm. Click on the image to enlarge. (S.R.)

Women’s Little Christmas Ball

Some tickets still available for this wonderful annual event.   A donation from the proceeds will be presented to Reach Out Cancer Support (ROCS). Click on the poster to enlarge.  (S.R.)

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Wonderful Wedding with a Truly Magical Christmas Theme

We thank the Happy Couple – Sinéad Murphy & Denny Twomey for permitting us to share some 18 images from the very many pictures recorded at their Wonderfully Happy Wedding Day which took place at St. Patrick’s Church, Millstreet with Reception afterwards in the Great Southern Hotel, Killarney on Sat. 15th Dec. 2018.   Every Happiness, Health and Joy to Sinéad and Denny in the years ahead.   Click on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.) [read more …] “Wonderful Wedding with a Truly Magical Christmas Theme”

Coursing Schedule

Report from Day 1 (Radio Kerry):


Friday the 4th, and Saturday the 5th of January
Judge: Brendan Purcell
Slipper: Sean McAuliffe
Start 11.30am both days.
FRIDAY: Twice through Derby Trial Stakes & Oaks Trial Stakes. Once through North Cork Cup (immediately after interval).
SATURDAY: Start with Tanyard Stakes, Game Protection Cup & complete card. [ICC]

“Radio Treasures” Tonight from 9:30 to 11:00 with New Year Features

Our 10pm interview tonight on Cork Music Station is with those whom we met at the welcoming of 2019 at The Square, last night – 31st Dec. 2018.   We hear the voices of Liam Coffey, Gillian McCarthy (nee Burke), Daniel & Hannah Dennehy as well as a wonderful musical selection from Millstreet Pipe Band.   And we chat about today’s energetic Walk/Run around the Glebe – illustrated below.   Happy 2019!  Click on the images to enlarge. [read more …] ““Radio Treasures” Tonight from 9:30 to 11:00 with New Year Features”

Loyal to Magnificent Millstreet Annual Traditions

Millstreet Parish Choir,  Millstreet Pipe Band & All at St. Patrick’s Church maintain a wonderfully loyal tradition at Christmastime and  on Welcoming the New Year.   Here we share some 12 images illustrating these uplifting customs when we visit the Church on Christmas Eve and The Square on 31st Dec. 2018.  A very Happy & Healthy 2019.  Click on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.) [read more …] “Loyal to Magnificent Millstreet Annual Traditions”

Millstreet Church Calendar 2019 with Autumnal Image

The ever popular Millstreet Church Calendar contains such very useful information.  Great credit is due to those involved in the design of the annual publication.  Quite a few people have asked about the location of the Autumnal Image chosen for this year’s Calendar.   The picture was taken one morning as I left Mount Leader Estate at the intersection with the Road leading to Millstreet Industrial Estate.   Clara Mountain is seen in the background and the very attractive roadside garden with a variety of autumnal colours which was developed many years ago by such dedicated people like the late Neily O’Leary and others – is to the foreground of the image.   Below we feature the Calendars which are available in St. Patrick’s Church, Millstreet, in Ballydaly and Cullen Churches and the original image recorded in Autumn 2018.   Click on the pictures to enlarge.  (S.R.)

Millstreet Bridge Club Cheque Presentation to Louise of S.B.H.I.

This afternoon (Fri. 28th Dec. 2018) in the presence of Members of Millstreet Bridge Club an uplifting cheque of €550.00 was presented by Millstreet Bridge Club President, Breeda O’Keeffe (pictured on right) following a recent charity occasion – to Louise Healy, Respite and Recreation Manager, Spina Bifida Hydrocephalus Ireland (S.B.H.I.).   Louise very kindly provided us with an insight into this all-important Charity and this may be read at the end of our feature.   Here we share the official handing over of the cheque at a very festive adorned Millstreet Day Care Centre.   Click on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.)

For more information on S.B.H.I. please read below: [read more …] “Millstreet Bridge Club Cheque Presentation to Louise of S.B.H.I.”

Neil O’Connor’s Magnificent Pictorial Coverage of Christmas Square Event 2018

We thank Photographer Supreme, Neil O’Connor of West End, Millstreet and now residing with his Family in U.S.A. for having shared a truly wonderful selection of some 11 images which he captured at The Square on the night in early Dec. 2018 of the official turning on of the lights at the National Monument.   His telephoto pictures of members of the Pipe Band and Millstreet Community Singers are magnificent.   Click on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.) [read more …] “Neil O’Connor’s Magnificent Pictorial Coverage of Christmas Square Event 2018”

Wonderful Response to Corkery’s Bar Annual St. Stephen’s Day Quiz

Corkery’s Bar Annual St. Stephen’s Day Quiz was this year held in aid of
Millstreet Community Hospital and Millstreet Day Care Centre.   A capacity attendance on Wednesday, 26th Dec. 2018 guaranteed a truly successful event.   Here we share some 20 images illustrating the superbly enthusiastic and happy young participants at the annual occasion where the two Question Masters did a splendid job.  A very Happy New Year to All.  Click on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.)  [read more …] “Wonderful Response to Corkery’s Bar Annual St. Stephen’s Day Quiz”

Millstreet G.A.A. Club Fun Run/Walk on Tues. 1st Jan. 2019





We thank everyone who supported our Club

in any way during the year

and look forward to meeting you

on our New Year’s Day Walk.

Click on the Poster to enlarge.    We thank GAA Sec. Sharon for the image and greeting.  (S.R.)

Christmas Greetings from The Pub Carriganima 

From all at The Pub in Carriganima we would like to wish all our Customers and Friends a very Happy Christmas and a Prosperous New Year,we look forward to seeing you all over the Christmas Period,Enjoy the Festive Season.

The Pub Carriganima Christmas/New Year Entertainment line-up:

  • Saturday Night Dec 22nd Traditional Music Night.
  • St Stephens Night-Music by Willie’s Country Roadshow.
  • Thurs Night Dec 27th Christmas Party Night-Music by The Little Creatures.
  • New Years Eve-Music by Danny Golden.
  • Sat Night Jan 5th-Christmas Draw with Music on the Night. 

Looking forward to meeting ye all over the Christmas Period.

Eily on “Radio Treasures” Tonight 10pm Interview – Overall Broadcast Begins 9:30 and Ends at 11:00

Our 10pm interview (24 minutes chat) tonight on Cork Music Station is with the wonderful Eily Buckley for whom 2018 has indeed been very special.  And at 9:40pm we share some of Donal Murphy’s superb Christmas music which he played at the great Christmas Party for Cork North West Branch of MS Ireland which was held in the Hibernian Hotel, Mallow last Sunday (16th Dec. 2018).  We refer to a special Christmas Greeting from Soest, Germany.  He hear about the Porter Cake and Miss O’Leary’s Fruit Cake.  We remember our Faithful Departed.   Lots of Christmas Music and Songs of course including information about “Frosty the Snowman”!  We chat about Millstreet’s Our Lady Queen of Peace Prayer Centre.   And we share the uplifting reaction to our historic photos shared on our website recently.  Feel very welcome to contact us during the programme by texting 086 825 0074 or our chatline on our Facebook page. All these features are illustrated below.   Click on the images to enlarge.  There will not be any broadcast of “Radio Treasures” next Tuesday as it’s Christmas Day.  (S.R.) [read more …] “Eily on “Radio Treasures” Tonight 10pm Interview – Overall Broadcast Begins 9:30 and Ends at 11:00″

Christmas Greetings from Aubane Social Club

Christmas Greetings from Aubane Social Club.

Christmas Day Climb Dec 25th 10.30 am in Aid of Air Ambulance Service.

Around the Fireside on Thursday Dec 27 in Aubane Community Centre at 8.30 pm.

Monday Night Set Dancing will resume on Monday Jan 7th 2019.

Christmas Gathering of Kilcorney Social Centre Group

Kilcorney Social Centre Group at Christmas night out in the Auld Triangle Macroom.  From left:  Catherine Buckley, Danny Sheehan, Sharon Bailey, Deirdre O’Shea, Niall Buckley, Matthew O’Riordan, Tim Leader, Donie Howard, Pat Sheehan, Denis O’Riordan and Pat Golden.  We thank Donie Howard for the picture and caption.  Click on the image to enlarge. (S.R.)

Christmas Presentation at Millstreet Gramophone Circle Tonight

On this Friday night (14th Dec. 2018) at 8.15 in Millstreet Day Care Centre Frances Curtin of Dromagh will share her wonderful selection of favourite Christmas songs and music.  Apologies that we cannot send text reminders to our regular attendees for this month’s meeting as the group texting service has not been available for the past several days.  All are very welcome to our Christmas Presentation by Frances.   Below we feature two images from the December programme recently presented by Joe and Joan Kennelly of Inniscarra and Millstreet at Boherbue’s Music Room.   Frances Curtin is pictured first from left in the group picture.  Click on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.)

Weekend of Events coming up at The Pub in Carriganima on this Sat and Sunday Dec15/16

Presentation of the Proceeds from the Recent Tractor Run for CART organised by Millstreet Vintage Club will be held at the Pub in Carriganima on next Saturday Night December 15th at 9pm Refreshments will be served,Everybody Welcome.

Mary Kate Murphy is holding a Christmas jumper day/night at The Pub Carriganima on Dec 16th in aid of Cork Simon Community. Please come and support. Santa will also be joining.

Santa Claus is making his annual appearance at The Pub in Carriganima on next Sunday Dec 16th at 3pm.This year he is arriving on a Buffalo so why not come along to Carriganima on next Sunday to meet the great Man himself. He is looking forward to meeting Everybody on the day.

Pictures from the Past from Millstreet Museum Pictorial Archives

It is indeed a very real source of encouragement to initiate a regular feature from Millstreet Museum Pictorial Archives when we hear such uplifting comments from many people including Seán Barrett who enjoy our featuring of Pictures from the Past that we should consider delving into our Archive on a regular basis.   And, yes, this is what we hope to do as we gradually approach a New Year.  Thanks to Myra at the Museum we have digitalised several thousand photos ranging back decades which will be available to this and future generations.   To begin our regular feature we firstly caption the image we recently shared:

This special memory relates to the putting in place of the Christmas Tree at The Square, Millstreet in 1999. From left: Brendan Murphy, John “Sing” O’Sullivan, Thomas Galvin, Kieran Murphy (Brendan’s son) and Bill O’Sullivan.  Click on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.)
Con Tarrant, Derek Davis (RTÉ) and Gerald Burke at the official launch of a wonderful environmental project at Moll Carthy’s Bridge in Kilcorney in the year 2000.


MCC Cheque Presentation to MCS Supporting BT Young Scientist 2019 Participants

Sincere congratulations to Millstreet Community School for having no less than an amazing Six Projects accepted in the upcoming BT Young Scientist Exhibition at Dublin’s RDS in early January 2019.   As has been the impressive practice over the years of Millstreet Community Council to support the participating Students in this prestigious event a cheque of €500.00 was presented this morning (Wednesday, 12th Dec. 2018) at the School.  Here we share a series of images from the uplifting occasion.  Click on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.)

Chairman of Millstreet Community Council, Noel Buckley presents the cheque to Principal, Pól Ó Síodhcháin at MCS.  Present also are the Participating Students and their Teachers plus MCC Members Marie Murphy, Mary Collins and Jerry O’Mahony.

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Magical Christmas Spirit 2018 in Millstreet

The true spirit of Christmas is in evidence throughout Millstreet Town with the official turning on of the Christmas Lights at The Square on Friday evening (7th Dec. 2018) revealing a magnificent festive creation, the Christmas Jumper GAA Run in aid of Irish Cancer Society on Saturday and people adding Christmas magic to shop windows with outdoor Christmas Trees further enhancing the atmosphere.  This year our Christmas Tree is located near the Corner by the original Tom Radley’s Forge.  Here we share a variety of images illustrating that wonderful Christmas Spirit.  Click on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.) [read more …] “Magical Christmas Spirit 2018 in Millstreet”

AGM 2018 of Drishane Region Project

The AGM of Drishane Region Project took place this Monday evening (10th Dec. 2018) at Millstreet Day Care Centre.  Over twenty dedicated people work in various projects in the Millstreet area including Millstreet Day Care Centre itself, GAA Community Hall, Town Park, Pitch & Putt, Gym, Astroturf and Millstreet Museum to mention but some of the work locations.   Here we share an image of some of the Coordinating Committee of the overall Project.  Click on the image to enlarge.  (S.R.)

Millstreet Vintage Club Celebrates Christmas 2018

Assembling at Corkery’s Bar, West End, Millstreet on the evening of Saturday, 8th Dec. 2018 members of Millstreet Vintage Club enjoyed a very pleasant evening of chat and refreshments and reflecting on a most successful year during which the Club presented a number of substantial cheques to various praiseworthy causes.  In fact a further cheque is scheduled to be presented to C.A.R.T. (Carriganima Area Rural Transport) in The Pub at Carriganima on Sat. 15th Dec..  Below we share an image from the Christmas Get together.  Click on the image to enlarge.  (S.R.) 

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

Sincere thanks to Presenter, John Greene for advance information regarding this evening’s programme.  (S.R.)

This week’s edition of ‘Where the road takes me’ is the first of a two part programme.

John Greene meets former UCC lecturer Michael Keane to hear a story of war, sex, corruption and land, involving the three Earls of Castlehaven. 

Hotelier, author and TV personality Frances Brennan takes us through the famous ‘Route 66’, and recalls being attacked at midnight on the Caymen Islands by a group of large and angry crabs, which eventually turned out to be a blessing in disguise.   And……….. [read more …] ““Where the Road Takes Me” on C103 This Sunday Evening at 7″