Visitor from Florida U.S.A. to Visit Millstreet

The following message was recently received from Becky Mantle Starks of Florida USA.  (S.R.)

Hello !   I plan to be in Millstreet in late March, likely March 30 and 31.
my goal is to find more information about my grandfather Thomas Bartholomew Mantle b. County Cork 1820, d. Kentucky USA 1903
and/or his likely father Thomas C. Mantle b. 1799 in Cork.

I have found a Thomas Mantle in the Tithe Applotment
Books, 1823-1837. he is listed several times.

I have also found a Thomas Mantle as a butcher in Millstreet, along with a
possible brother, Joseph Mantle in Slater’s Directory

Would there likely be additional information on him anywhere
in the Millstreet area ?

before arriving in Millstreet, I will have visited the various
repositories in Dublin, but with limited time constraints. any tips
you have for searching there would be appreciated.

Is there anyone you might recommend to guide me in finding more
information about my family in Milstreet ?

I am also sending this via the messenger contact to

Thank you for your consideration in this matter.

Kindest regards,
Becky Mantle Starks
Florida, U.S.

Where The Road Takes Me – 7pm Today on C103

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

Three and a half thousand people who missed the programme, logged onto our website to hear the podcast of her last guest spot on ‘Where the road takes me’. So to say that West Cork based psychic tarot reader and paranormal investigator Karina Collins is back by popular demand, is not a cliché but a fact.

This week………….

A step by step guide as to what happens when the soul leaves the body after death and heads for the spirit world. In fact it is not uncommon for the soul to ‘jump ship’ and leave the body a few moments before death.

Past lives and re-incarnation, and the 2000 proven case studies of children who spoke about their past lives. The children as young as six gave information about members of their families in a past life, which was later investigated and verified by their parents, and researchers.

A brief history of Tarot cards which goes back to the 15th century. We discover that they are not as scary as they look, and there is much more to them, than just predicting the future.


Recent ground breaking studies which show the power of prayer to heal. Why it is within everybody’s grasp to heal, but why most people do it incorrectly. Karina tells us how……. continue reading the full article “Where The Road Takes Me – 7pm Today on C103”

“Green and Blue” Play at Bruach na Carraige Rockchapel on 8th Feb.

Bruach Na Carraige Rockchapel are delighted to be part of The Blood Alley Theatre Company and Cork County Council “Fit up Theatre Festivals” Following their 2 wonderful performances in Bruach Na Carraige last Wednesday night, the Blood Alley Theatre professional actors are back in Rockchapel next Wednesday night February the 8th with a play “Green and Blue” by Laurance McKeown, and on Wednesday February the 15th. with “My real Life” by Eoin Cotter all shows at 8pm sharp.  Information from 0872205566.
We thank Jack Roche for this notice.  (S.R.)

FEI European Eventing Championships for Young Riders & Juniors 2017

This is the new logo for the 2017 FEI European Eventing Championships for Young Riders & Juniors, which includes Drishane Castle set against the spectacular backdrop of the Clara and Derrynasaggart Mountains.

The best Young Riders and Juniors from across Europe will be vying for success in Millstreet from 19th – 23rd July 2017. Timetables and more details are on . continue reading the full article “FEI European Eventing Championships for Young Riders & Juniors 2017”

Slí Gaeltacht Mhúscraí (Muskerry Gaeltacht Way) Ultra Trail Race

On Saturday 11th February 2017, mountain runners from around Ireland will arrive in Kealkil for the very first running of the Slí Gaeltacht Mhúscraí Ultra Trail Race. The race will follow the route Beara-Breifne Way for 70km, and that evening finish at West End in Millstreet.

The race is a fully way-marked trail that covers just over 70km of this route (with approx. 2000m climb), running along the Beara-Breifne Way between Kealkill and Millstreet. Runners will cross the Sheehy and Derrynasaggart mountain ranges over a variety of tough open mountain terrain, forest trails and quiet country roads.

Full information on the race is on the Slí Gaeltacht Mhúscraí Page

The last section (from Ballyvourney to Millstreet) after they have already run 47km is described here:

“Stage 4: Ballyvourney to Millstreet 23.4km, 780m climb
The final stretch of the Slí climbs steadily out of Ballyvourney and up into the Derrynasaggart mountains, skirting Mullaghanish with its 220m high transmitter (the 4th tallest structure in Ireland). Here the Slí is continue reading the full article “Slí Gaeltacht Mhúscraí (Muskerry Gaeltacht Way) Ultra Trail Race”

Marian Players Prepare for Spectacular Panto 30 in Rathmore

“Sleeping Beauty” is this year’s superb production by Rathmore’s Marian Players. This is the 30th year of the hugely popular annual praiseworthy event which has been a phenomenal fundraiser over the past generation. Here we share images from last week’s dress rehearsal in advance of the launching of the excellent Pantomime at Rathmore’s Community Centre. We thank Val Moynihan and Michael O’Mahony for alerting us to the exciting event. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)

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“Professor Gerry o’Sullivan – Surgeon of Renown – Legacy of Hope” Part 1 on C103 Sunday at 7pm

We thank Presenter supreme, John Greene, for the following advance notice regarding his upcoming 7pm Sunday radio programme (22nd Jan. 2017) on C103 (S.R.):

From a farming background in the rural village of Caheragh, he went on to become an outstanding cancer surgeon and founder of the Cork Cancer Research Centre. The sad irony is that the disease he spent almost a lifetime operating on and attempting to find cures for, seemed to take it’s revenge on him in the end.

On ‘Where the road takes me’, and over the course of three programmes, we look at the life and times, the career and many achievements of the larger than life Professor Gerry o’Sullivan, who passed away in February of 2012.

In Caheragh we meet his brothers Con and Donal. We meet the people behind the Threshing festival in the village who have raised one million euro so far, for a cause that one of their favourite sons passionately believed in. And we pay a visit to the Amenity Science Park in the village which honours the memory of a world renowned Cancer Researcher and surgeon.

We spend a day with the scientists and investigators at the Cork Cancer Research Centre, which was founded by Gerry o’Sullivan. Now in a state of the art facility, it houses clinicians and researchers under one roof, where new cancer treatments are brought to trial quicker.

And………….. continue reading the full article ““Professor Gerry o’Sullivan – Surgeon of Renown – Legacy of Hope” Part 1 on C103 Sunday at 7pm”

Johnny Cash Fundraising Event at Moll Carthy’s Bridge Bar Kilcorney

The Man in Black

Johnny Cash.

A special Johnny Cash night

 will be held

 at Moll Carthy’s Bridge Bar

 Friday 20th January 2017

 beginning at 8.00pm 


Special Guests

 who will perform

 the best known Johnny Cash songs. 

 Excellent Prizes for

  • The Best Johnny Cash performance
  • The Best June Carter Performance
  • The Winners of the Johnny Cash Table Quiz.
  • Everyone must wear something black on the night. 

All proceeds in aid of

Cancer Connect.

We thank Donie Howard for this important notice.  (S.R.)

Glen Theatre: The Chastitute

The Glen Theatre Drama Group Banteer would like to wish all our patrons a very New year and thank everyone for their continued support for 2017.

The Chastitute is a play written by the late great John B Keane and directed by Tadhg O Keeffe. Performances next weekend:

  • Charity Night for St Josephs Foundation Charleville at The Glen Theatre Banteer on Friday 13th January
  • The Everyman Theatre Cork on Saturday 14th January @ 8.00pm
  • The Civic Theatre Tallaght Dublin on Sunday 15the January @ 8.00pm.

Please tell all your family and friends in Cork and Dublin we would greatly appreciate to support.

“Song for Bridget” at Marian Hall, Ballinhassig on Sat. 21st Jan. 2017

Tickets for this praiseworthy event will be on sale on next Sunday from 12:30 to 1:30pm by Joan McCann and on the following  Sunday at the same time by Barry O’Halloran at the Marian Hall, Ballinhassig. Click on the Poster to enlarge. (S.R.)

New Year’s Day Annual Swim at the Boeing 12:30pm

In 2012 the Annual Boeing Swim Committee presented a truly substantial cheque to the Cork North West Branch of MS Ireland. This Sunday’s Swim (1st Jan. 2017) at 12:30 pm is in aid of Mallow Search & Rescue . Click on the image to enlarge. (S.R.)

A 100th Birthday on Christmas Day 2016

We extend sincere congratulations to Mrs. O’Keeffe formerly of Clara Road, Millstreet and who now resides at Teach Altra, Newmarket – on the wonderful celebration of her 100th Birthday on this Christmas Day.  We thank her Grandson – Jeremiah Keating – for alerting us to this joyful and truly historic occasion..  (S.R.) continue reading the full article “A 100th Birthday on Christmas Day 2016”

The Mushera Christmas Morning Climbers

Photo: Christmas Day 2002 on top of Mushera. This year’s Annual Christmas Morning Climb of Mushera takes place on Christmas Day Morning Sunday 25 December at 10.30 am.This year the proceeds go to Reach Out Cancer Support Group.

People from Aubane and other parts of Millstreet Parish on the morning of Christmas Day
Climb to the summit of Mushera Mountain quite a daunting task one has to say
For those who sponsor them for their favorite charity for this credit in heaps they are due
To climb Mushera in the depths of Winter to a cause one would have to be true

On Christmas morning no matter what the weather they scale the heights of Mushera hill
It may be frosty, raining or snowing or the gale force winds blowing a cold chill
The Mushera Christmas morning climbers some of them years ago were young
For their courage they are well worth admiring and their praises deserve to be sung
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“Radio Treasures” Tonight from 10pm Visits Glenville for Christmas 2016

Thanks to DJ Supreme Breeda Piggott “Radio Treasures” is being broadcast tonight instead of the usual Tuesday slot but because of an internet technical problem last night Breeda is permitting tonight’s broadcast during her own superb Show.   Log into to access the programme.  Our special interviews with Eilish O’Sullivan and Simon Nolan who recently featured on RTÉ’s Ray Darcy television Sat. night programme will be transmitted at 10:05 and this will be followed by a musical selection by our great DJ Friend, Pat Daly and we end our interview section with Barry Kennedy of the famous “Kade’s Kounty” venue in Glenville.   All are most welcome to tune in as we conclude our programme at 11:00 pm with some wonderful Christmas selections of music.  Happy Listening!  (S.R.)

Cork Music Station in Glenville. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)
Simon & Eilish with Michael Piggott.
Barry Kennedy of “Kade’s Kounty” Glenville.
Barry O’Halloran & William Fitzgerald at Glenville.

LTV2 Millstreet Prepares for Christmas Programme

Members of the LTV2 Team prepare for Programme 281 – our Christmas Programme from Local Television. Online before Christmas through the dedication of team member – Bernard Crowley. Seated from left: Seán Radley, Eily Buckley and Seán Murphy. Back row, from left – Jerry O’Riordan, William Fitzgerald and Brendan Murphy. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)

An Evening with Louise & Norman Morrissey

Louise Morrissey has long been regarded by both folk and country music enthusiasts as one of our vocal treasures. She began her music career together with her brothers as part of the highly acclaimed folk group The Morrisseys . From the mid 70’s through to the late 80’s The Morrisseys enjoyed national and international success. Louise has also enjoyed a stellar solo career and returns to Macroom after a powerful sell out performance last year.

Joining Louise on the night will be her brother Norman, and together they will share with their audience many memories, stories and songs. This special concert at Riverside Park Hotel will be the perfect pick me up after the busy festive period.

Tickets €20 available online at or by calling 026 41917.

“Seanchas Dúthalla” Launch Tonight at 8pm in Credit Union Centre

The official launch of “Seanchas Dúthalla” Journal will take place in Millstreet Credit Union Centre at The Square on this Thursday, 15th Dec. 2016 at 8pm.   Everyone is very welcome.  We thank Diarmuid Kiely for alerting us to this important event.  It’s been five years since the last publication of this hugely popular historical Journal.    This will make a wonderful present for Christmas.  It contains a range of truly magnificent features.   (S.R.)

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