Drink Tea for MND at Supervalu – Fundraising Event Success

We raised €500 for the Drink Tea for MND, hosted @O’Keeffe’s Supervalu Millstreet on 21st June. A massive thank you to all who donated and helped out on the day.  Regards…..Áine – O’Keeffe’s Supervalu Millstreet. 

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

“Radio Treasures” Meets Declan and Michael at Bumbleance Event

Our 10pm interview tonight introduces us to Declan Ryan and to Michael Linehan at the recent Bumbleance event.   And we visit our audio archives for some very special gems.   All this and much more tonight on Cork Music Station during which we listen to a wonderful selection of the hugely popular songs of Jim Reeves.   Also in tonight’s “Radio Treasures” we include musings, music and songs galore. Listen to the magnificent music of Kevin McDermott of Wexford  And we chat about the many happening illustrated below.  Click on the images to enlarge.

Declan Ryan
Michael Linehan

Feel most welcome to make contact by logging into our “Seán Radley” Facebook chat page or by texting.  One may also email us on <millstreetmuseum@eircom.net> – Happy Listening!  Click on the image to enlarge.  Click here to tune into tonight’s Show from 9:30 to 11:00pm.  (S.R.) [read more …] ““Radio Treasures” Meets Declan and Michael at Bumbleance Event”

Mushera Platform Dance on Tonight St Johns Night Monday June 24th

Mushera Platform Dance on this Monday Night St John’s Night after Mass at St John’s Well from 8.30pm to 10.30pm with Music by Jerome Coakley and Lee Sound,Everybody Welcome.

Annual Mass at St Johns Well on this Monday Evening June 24th at 8pm

Mass will be celebrated at St John’s Well, Mushera, on this Monday 24th June at 8pm. Hopefully the weather will be fine on the Evening.

 

“A large crowd gathered for the annual outdoor Mass to mark the feast day of St John yesterday. A beautiful sunny evening make it so pleasant for everyone and the views were spectacular to match” [2u.ie]

[read more …] “Annual Mass at St Johns Well on this Monday Evening June 24th at 8pm”

“Bumbleance” Leads Superb Vintage Run on Saturday Evening

Organised by William Fitzgerald and Millstreet Vintage Club Saturday evening’s Vintage Run (22nd June 2019) in the Sliabh Luachra area in aid of “Bumbleance” which is a very special Ambulance for Children – was hugely successful.  Following an address by Declan Ryan re the history and the role of the Bumbleance the Vintage Run left Millstreet just after 6:30pm Mass.  Here we share some 23 images of the very special and praiseworthy occasion.  Click on the pictures to enlarge. (S.R.) [read more …] ““Bumbleance” Leads Superb Vintage Run on Saturday Evening”

Millstreet Vintage Club Summer Run and Barbeque in aid of Bumbulance Childrens Ambulance Service on this Saturday Evening June 22nd

Millstreet Vintage Club Summer Run and Barbeque in aid of Bumbulance Childrens Ambulance Service on this Saturday Evening June 22nd,nice Scenic Route laid on which will finish up at Bob’s Bar in Ballydesmond for Barbeque and Live Music,Sign on at Corkerys Bar in Millstreet from 5.30pm with Take Off at 6.45pm,Entry Fee €10 for Run, All Vintage and Classic Cars/Vehicles very welcome to attend.Call Willie Fitzgerald on 087 2229874 for details.(Note Bumbulance Ambulance will be on Display )

Cheque Presentation to Mercy University Hospital Following Laught Fundraiser by the Buckley Family

The very impressive proceeds of a recent fundraising Day at the home of the Buckley Family Laught Rathcoole were presented to MUH Foundation by Mary Buckley accompanied by one of Mary’s daughters – Audrey.  Accepting the cheque at the Hospital were Josephine Griffin (Patient Liaison Officer), Sylvia Hickey (MUH) and Emily Burns (MUH Foundation).  We thank Emily for the pictures.  Click on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.)

L-R: Mary Buckley, Josephine Griffin, Patient Liaison Officer, Mercy University Hospital, Sylvia Hickey, Mercy University Hospital & Mary’s daughter Audrey O’ Sullivan

L-R: Emily Burns, Mercy Hospital Foundation, Mary Buckley, Josephine Griffin, Patient Liaison Officer, Mercy University Hospital, Sylvia Hickey, Mercy University Hospital & Mary’s daughter Audrey O’ Sullivan

[read more …] “Cheque Presentation to Mercy University Hospital Following Laught Fundraiser by the Buckley Family”

Wonderful Irish Pony Club Event at Weekend

A truly wonderful Irish Pony Club event –  the National Minimus Championships, took place at Green Glens and at Drishane this past weekend.  Here we share two images of the occasion with more to follow later.  Click on the pictures to enlarge.  (S.R.)

Millstreet girl Maeve Flynn competing in The Irish Pony Club Championships in Drishane on Saturday 15th June 2019. A very enjoyable day had by all. (We thank Elaine for the excellent image and the caption.) S.R.

[read more …] “Wonderful Irish Pony Club Event at Weekend”

“Radio Treasures” Tonight on CMS from 9:30 to 11:00

Our 10pm interview tonight introduces Memories of the Recent Silver Surfer Event at The Helix.   And we visit our audio archives for some very special gems.   All this and much more tonight on Cork Music Station during which we listen to a wonderful selection of the hugely popular songs of Jim Reeves.   Also in tonight’s “Radio Treasures” we include musings, music and songs galore. Listen to the magnificent music of Kevin McDermott of Wexford  

Winning Three Paddys with Family and Friends at The Helix for Silver Surfer Awards 2019. Click on the image to enlarge. (S.R.)

Feel most welcome to make contact by logging into our “Seán Radley” Facebook chat page or by texting.  One may also email us on millstreetmuseum @eircom.net – Happy Listening!  Click on the image to enlarge.  Click here to tune into tonight’s Show.  (S.R.)

Primary School Sports 2019 at Millstreet Town Park on Monday

Blessed with wonderful weather in Millstreet Town Park this Monday, 17th June 2019 – the Annual School Sports were thoroughly enjoyed by the many pupils from a large number of Primary Schools.   Organised by Millstreet Athletic Club the annual event was a tremendous success.  We recorded lots of images of the athletic efforts of the energetic children and will share these later.   Here we view the School with the highest accumulative score this year – Derrinagree N.S..   We also illustrate a number of items found at the end of the event which may be claimed by phoning Maeve on 087 261 7001 . Click on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.)

Derrinagree N.S. Winners

These five items found after the event.

ROCS on a Wonderful Visit to Clonakilty

Our Reach Out Cancer Support (ROCS) Group got a truly wonderful royal welcome at Clonakilty on Thursday, 13th June 2019 (Feast of St. Anthony).   Coordinator supreme for our visit was Mairéad Daly who resides in this exquisitely scenic West Cork area.   Very special thanks also to All at the hugely impressive Clonakilty Distillery including Ewan, Aaron and Pedro.   And at the magnificent Fernhill House and Gardens we were most grateful to Michael O’Neill and his sons Neil and Michael (who is one of Ireland’s youngest newly appointed Town Mayors).   Here we share a selection of 15 images to illustrate the magic of our most memorable visit to beautiful Clonakilty.  ROCS Group next meets again in September. Click on the pictures to enlarge.  (S.R.)

Meeting with the Mayor of Clonakilty – Michael O’Neill
At the very impressive Clonakilty Distillery
On tour with Hotel Owner, Michael O’Neill, Snr.

[read more …] “ROCS on a Wonderful Visit to Clonakilty”

Recalling Wonderful Times in Millstreet

We thank Con Meade and Denis McSweeney for sharing this wonderful image of Coláiste Pádraig Students with Principal Garret Hickey taken at Millstreet Boys’ Secondary School in West End 1958 We thank Denis O’Sullivan of Barnes in Southwest London for kindly providing us with the exact year of the historic photo and also for indicating names of some of the Students.  When we learn the names of All we shall share.  Click on the image to enlarge. (S.R.)
Sincere thanks to Mary Buckley, Ballinatona, Millstreet for sharing this great memory of Millstreet Carnival as it was recorded in the “Cork Examiner” in the late 1950s.   When we learn All the names we shall share.  Click on the image to enlarge. (S.R.)

“Radio Treasures” Tonight from 9:30 to 11:00 – Archive Gems plus 134th Mile

Our 10pm interview tonight introduces Kevin & Mary Donovan and their inspiring project.   And we visit our audio archives for some very special gems.   All this and much more tonight on Cork Music Station .   Also in tonight’s “Radio Treasures” we include musings, music and songs galore. Listen to the magnificent music of Kevin McDermott who will be among many others to feature in a special “Silver Surfer 2019” programme next Tuesday night.    Click on the images to enlarge. Feel most welcome to make contact by logging into our “Seán Radley” Facebook chat page or by texting.  One may also email us on millstreetmuseum @eircom.net – Happy Listening!  Click on the image to enlarge.  Click here to tune into tonight’s Show.  (S.R.)

From left: Sharon Lane of Millstreet GAA with Kevin and Mary Donovan at Millstreet Town Park on Sat. 8th June 2019.  (S.R.)

Wonderfully Successful Fundraising Quiz For Fisherman Supreme Luke

On Friday, 7th June 2019 a wonderfully successful fundraising Quiz was held at McCarthy’s Bar, Millstreet.  Special thanks to Joanne & Staff for creating such a welcoming atmosphere for all attending the very enjoyable Quiz superbly devised by Question Master supreme – Liam Flynn – assisted by Kathleen Flynn.   The Poster below explains the praiseworthy purpose of the Quiz:

Here we share not only images from the Quiz but also pictures which Luke’s father, Billy, has made available showing some of the awards already won by the splendidly talented Fisherman – Luke O’Donoghue.  There was tremendous support for the event and Thomas Galvin was especially praised for his promotional work.   One of our images below just illustrates the large number of prizes presented for the Draw.

We wish Luke every success in the forthcoming World Youth Fly Fishing Championships in the Czech Republic in August 2019.   Click on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.)

And there was even a prize for the most original name chosen by a Team – won by this Group: [read more …] “Wonderfully Successful Fundraising Quiz For Fisherman Supreme Luke”

Millstreet Pictorial News – Sunday 9th June 2019

With lots of recent different happenings and various activities in the Millstreet area we share a selection of images recalling the many occasions.   Among the topics featured:

  1.  Royal Welcome accorded to Bennettsbridge, Co. Kilkenny by Millstreet G.A.A..
  2.  Carrigdhoun Cycling  Club visits Millstreet.
  3.  Reaching new heights at The Square!
  4.  Kevin Donovan runs his 134th Cork G.A.A. Mile at Town Park.   
  5.  Pat & Noreen continue to beautify Millstreet with flowers from Supervalu.
  6.  Impressive gathering for Annual St. Mary’s Cemetery Mass.                                                                         Click on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.)Lots more images to follow.

[read more …] “Millstreet Pictorial News – Sunday 9th June 2019”

Cullen Feis This Sunday 9th June 2019

Recalling a Cullen Feis of recent years 2013:  A superb atmosphere as always at Cullen Feis today blessed with magnificent weather and an inspiring volunteering spirit. Many of our Breton visitors attended the annual celebration of our rich heritage. The summer style was splendid and the children thoroughly enjoyed the great event. Here we share just some of the many images of a treasured event.  Click on the pictures to enlarge.  (S.R.) CULLEN FEIS: Feis Laitiarain Sunday on 9th June 2019. Competitions at 12 noon (ceol, amhránaíocht, teangan). Sports at 3 p.m.  Always a very special day where our Irish Culture is wonderfully presented in a richly uplifting traditional manner.  (S.R.)

Dympna & Students Present Inspiring Garden at Bloom 2019

We thank Dympna Kirke (formerly of West End, Millstreet) for sharing this fascinating feature on the direct link both Dympna and her Students had in the recent highly prestigious Bloom Event 2019.   Dympna writes:  “Seán – I spoke to you about a Postcard Garden I did for Bord Bia Bloom 2019 with the students of Loreto College, St. Stephen’s Green.  These Postcard Gardens are open to all organisations nationwide.  The gardens are chosen based on the quality of the submission and the likelihood of the garden to meet the standards set out by the organisers of the festival. The Postcard Gardens are 3m wide, 2.4m high and 2m deep. This year Bord Bia Bloom received many submissions but could only accept a maximum of 14 Postcard Gardens so we were delighted to be accepted.

Dympna Kirke pictured beside the magnificent “Great Hunger” Garden at Bloom 2019. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)
The theme of our garden was the Famine in Ireland 1845 – 1852 and was entitled ‘The Great Hunger’.  As you will know – after the failure of the potato upon which the native population was largely dependent one million people died of starvation during these years and the same number was forced to emigrate.  Our objective was to present that figure visually so that people could really understand the numbers involved.   We did this by displaying the script of  Patrick Kavanagh’s poem ‘The Great Hunger’ and repeating it on a continuous loop until a person could see one million characters on the back panel.  Each letter represented a human being who died of starvation during these years and also a person who was forced to emigrate.
The key word in our garden was ‘authenticity’ so the potato foliage seen in the garden is a direct descendent of the original famine potato – the lumper.  The water feature which is a central feature of the garden features what we believe to be an original famine pot.  This pot is over 170 years old and we believe it may have saved many lives during those sad years.  Incredibly – I found the pot – completely unwanted and unable to be sold – among broken concrete blocks and broken bricks in a scrapyard in Dublin.  I simply couldn’t believe it.  I sent photos of the pot to experts in the field who concurred with me in the belief that this was an original famine pot.  This was of course going to be our central water feature and as you can see from the image it worked out very well.  If this pot could tell a story….it started out being cast by the Quakers in Derbyshire and was sent to Ireland to help with the famine effort.  It went to either a workhouse or was placed on the roadside to help feed the starving.  Over the many decades it was found useful in either a farm or a factory and was used as a film prop over the years.  In recent years it has been largely defunct and was dumped in a scrapyard in a place where broken/unsaleable items are left. However, In the past week it has been viewed by the President and his wife Sabina, over 100,000 people and been the centrefold picture in the Irish Independent of 5th June 2019.  The pot has come a long way since being cast 170 years ago.
The garden is bordered by cut stone which was brought from the West of Ireland.  The girls themselves built the stone walls using the basic principles of dry stone wall building and the planting is comprised of plants which one would associate with the West of Ireland  which was particularly badly hit by the famine and the policy of mass eviction and export of food.
Our garden received a Highly Commended award from the Bloom judges but apart from awards it got a huge response from the public and caught the attention of the President and Sabina.  I have attached a photo of myself with the girls and the President on opening day.  We had a very successful week indeed at Bloom 2019 and I really do think that this experience will stay with these teenage girls for a very long time.
I’m also attaching some images of the garden itself and I hope your readers will find it interesting.”  Sincere congratulations to Dympna and her wonderfully dedicated Students.  It’s truly uplifting to learn of a direct link with Millstreet and Bloom 2019.  (S.R.)

 

Millstreet GAA Host Famous Bennettsbridge in Féile na nGael

Millstreet GAA host famous Bennettsbridge in Féile na nGael

Millstreet Juvenile GAA plays host to one of Kilkenny’s great hurling clubs Bennetsbridge in the John West Féile na nGael National Festival of U14 Hurling this weekend.

The action is underway on this Friday evening in Cloughduv with all four teams in the group involved, Millstreet face Castleblayney(Monaghan) with Bennetsbridge(Kilkenny) taking on Cloughduv, both games at 5.30pm. That’s followed by Millstreet v Cloughduv and Castleblayney v Bennettsbridge, both games at 6.30pm.

Following the two games at Cloughduv, Millstreet Juvenile GAA welcome Bennettsbridge club to Millstreet with a Parade from the Town Square at 8.15pm to Millstreet GAA Community Hall for a reception.

The hurling resumes on Saturday morning, Millstreet take on Bennettsbridge in Millstreet Town Park at 10am to determine what team progresses to the knockout phase.

We thank John Tarrant for this excellent information.  (S.R.)

[read more …] “Millstreet GAA Host Famous Bennettsbridge in Féile na nGael”

Kevin Runs Mile in St. John’s Football Club’s Pitch at Station Road

Pictured are some of the many Friends and Supporters from St. John’s Football Club in Aubane and Mushera assembling in St. John’s Pitch at Station Road,  Millstreet on Sunday, 26th May 2019 for Kevin Donovan’s Cork GAA Mile Challenge. Click on the image to enlarge. (S.R.)

[read more …] “Kevin Runs Mile in St. John’s Football Club’s Pitch at Station Road”

Cork G.A.A. Mile Challenge in Town Park on Satruday at 11:00am

Kevin runs One Mile Challenge on Town Park

Champion fundraiser Kevin Donovan has taken on the huge challenge of running one mile in every GAA Club in County Cork. That is 156 fields, Kevin will run around the GAA ground at Millstreet Town Park on this Saturday (8th June 2019)  at 11am in a Millstreet GAA jersey.

We thank John Tarrant for alerting us to this important event. Click on the Poster to enlarge. (S.R.) 

The novel venture is in aid of the Cork Deaf Association and Parkinson’s Association of Ireland. Come along after the Féile Hurling game, join in and run or just cheer on Kevin.

 

Kevin’s Cork GAA Mile Challenge in Duhallow this Saturday entails visits to Castlemagner(9.15am), Millstreet(11am), Dromtariffe(12.30pm), Cullen(2.30pm) and Knocknagree(4pm).

 

 

Millstreet Vintage Club upcoming Events for your Diary over the next Couple of Months.

Millstreet Vintage Club upcoming Events for your Diary over the next Couple of Months.

Sat Evening June 22nd Summer BBQ Run leaving Millstreet at 6.45pm – Details Willie Fitzgerald on 087 2229874.

Sunday June 30th Circuit of Ireland Revisited leaving Dromtariffe Hall at 11.30am – Details Donie Lucey on 086 8545873.

Sunday July 28th Charity Truck Run for Aer Ambulance Service leaving K and L Depot at 12 Noon – Details Daniel Lucey on 086 8680807.