Exciting Soapbox Race Impresses Enthusiastic Spectators

Superbly organized by the dedicated members of Millstreet’s Men’s Shed the Annual Soapbox Race took place on Sunday, 22nd July 2018 starting at the K&L Complex and finishing on Clara Road.  Commentator supreme Richard O’Sullivan introduced some eight adult competitors plus (new this year) a host of young people with their own toy vehicles.   Here we share just the beginning of a much longer feature later – just to give an idea of the truly wonderful atmosphere (despite the very humid weather conditions).  We begin by meeting the 1st, 2nd and 3rd winners .  We also meet with representatives of the overall winners – Healy’s Bar, Kilcorney.  Click on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.)

Winners all!
Healy’s Bar, Kilcorney – overall Winners…with Friends and Organisers.
Solving a problem brilliantly!
One of the many brave competitors during the race.
A very large crowd follows the excitement of the Race.
The new Junior Participation proved very popular with each young person receiving a gold medal.

[read more …] “Exciting Soapbox Race Impresses Enthusiastic Spectators”

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

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

Not a lot of people are aware that the second biggest animal in the world is
only a short distance from our homes.

The Fin Whale, next to the Blue Whale is the biggest animal in the world,
and regularly patrols the West Cork coast in search of food.

On this week’s edition of Where the road takes me, John Greene takes to the
sea in search of Fin, Humpback and Minke Whales. [read more …] ““Where the Road Takes Me” at 7pm on C103″

Upcoming Features on our Website from 21st July 2018

The following images illustrate a variety of topics for which we’re presently preparing full features which will be uploaded later.  Click on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.)

Mícheál Martin, Leader Fianna Fáil, visits Millstreet’s Cúl Camp with Michael Moynihan, T.D..
Cúl Camp 2018 at Millstreet Town Park with special guest Darragh Fitzgibbon – renowned GAA Star from Charleville….pictured at back left with dark blue jacket.
Matron Margaret Collins welcomes “Peppa the Pig” – one of the real stars of the visiting Mobile Farm!
Gerard Cleary and son Colm from Hospital, Co. Limerick – Coordinators supreme of visiting Mobile Farm at Millstreet Community Hospital.
Mobile Farm at Millstreet Hospital….Funded by the Friends of Millstreet Community Hospital.

Home Safe and Sound!

Diarmuid Murphy from Millstreet is home today after three months in the Mediterranean on humanitarian rescue operations on board the LÉ Samuel Beckett, which was participating in an EU Naval Mission, Operation Sophia!!

His Uncle Lieutenant Commander Martin Tarrant (Moher) showing them the way! Diarmuid’s Parents Eileen Tarrant (Moher) and Jerry Murphy (Rathcoole) and family are thrilled, thankfully and so proud of their boy and to have him Home again! ( Photo Credits Eileen & Jerry )

[read more …] “Home Safe and Sound!”

Looking for a Host Family

Can anyone help?

“We are looking for a host family who might accommodate a Polish boy who is coming to spend four weeks in Ireland, to learn English and have his first experience away from home. He is 17, arrives on July 29th and leaves on August 27th. He would need breakfast and evening meal with a family who would have other children his age. Thank you.”

Contact Elaine in Green Glens 029-70800 or Thomas at 087-2464878

Work during Millstreet Horse Show

Green Glens are taking applications for people who are available to work during Millstreet Horse Show and Millstreet Eventing – August 13th to the  26th.

CV’s should be dropped to Elaine Collins in Green Glens Mon – Fri,  10am  – 5pm. Phone 029.70800 or email  <admin @millstreethorseshow.ie>

[read more …] “Work during Millstreet Horse Show”

Millstreet Vintage Club Charity Truck Run in aid of Jacob on Sunday July 29th

Millstreet Vintage Club are hosting a Charity Truck Run in aid of Jacob who was Born without Eyes on Sunday July 29th,the Truck Run will depart from the K&L Yard in Millstreet at 12 Noon and will return back to the Yard again for the Finish which will be followed by a BBQ,all types of Trucks Vintage/Classic/Modern are very Welcome to take part,plenty Room available to Park Trailers etc,this Event is for a Good Cause and your Support would be most appreciated,the General Public are more than welcome to come along and view the Trucks either before the Start or Back at the finish at the K&L Yard or why not come out and support the Trucks as they pass along the Route on the day,for more details contact Mike P Kelleher on 087 2929430.

Irish Wheelchair Association

Volunteers for Church gate Collections

Irish Wheelchair Association provide a range of services to people with physical and sensory disabilities and acquired brain injury across the country.

They are currently seeking volunteers to fundraise at churchgate collections on 28/29 July 2018.

They need volunteers in the following areas: Banteer, Lyre, Castlemagner, Meelin, Kanturk, Kilbrin, Rockchapel, Lismire.

If you are interested please contact Holly Johnson, Community Fundraising Officer on 0872159482.  https://www.iwa.ie/   <email>

Millstreet Ambulance Service To Be Fully Restored

“Millstreet Community Council welcomes the result of the review carried out recently regarding the Millstreet Ambulance Service. Now, after six years, the Millstreet Ambulance Service is to be fully restored—which is indeed great news. Millstreet Community Council has been working behind the scenes with the H.S.E. on this very important issue.”

Noel Buckley (Chairman)

We thank Noel for this truly uplifting news and we congratulate Millstreet Community Council for having placed such vital focus on the all-important health issue.   We all extend a heartfelt welcome back to the fully restored Millstreet Ambulance Service.  (S.R.)

“Radio Treasures” Features “School’s Out” Party Tonight

This evening 9:30 to 11:00 on Cork Music Station our 10pm Interview is with Greg, Manager of Herlihy’s Centra , Millstreet.  During our chat recorded on 27th June 2018 at the Annual School’s Out Party Greg shares his thoughts on the very successful Annual Party and we speak about Greg’s Polish roots.  On a follow-up programme in a few weeks time we shall be chatting with Marie and Brendan (who created the splendid balloon figures and the very popular arm tattoos) of The Animal Roadshow   And, of course, we have lots of uplifting songs and music.   We share musings galore.   We link with our live Seán Radley Facebook messages and comments.   Feel most welcome to send such to our chatline or text 086 8250074.   Below we share images of Greg, the dedicated Centra Staff and the many young people who had just got their Summer Holidays.  Happy Listening.  Click on the pictures to enlarge.  (S.R.)

Greg of Herlihy’s Centra.
“School’s Out” Party 2018
Dedicated Staff – Shauna, Mary, Karen and Greg
All enjoying the delicious ice-cream
The very colourful, creative balloons are hugely popular.

[read more …] ““Radio Treasures” Features “School’s Out” Party Tonight”

Great Success for Frank & Danielle at Tullamore Sports Event

Frank O’Riordan (U12 Shot Putt) claimed Gold for Gneeveguilla AC in Tullamore on July 7th 2018 at the Irish Life Health National B Track and Field championships also claiming a new Personal Best.  His sister Danielle (U13 Shot Putt) claimed a Bronze medal.   Well done to them both on such a wonderful achievement.

Frank O’Riordan at Tullamore.

Upcoming Features on Millstreet Website

While working on future features for our website the following 17 images will hopefully whet the appetite for the variety of subjects and events we shall be covering.  Click on the pictures to enlarge.  (S.R.)

Smart Store Cooking at Supervalu with Mary Louise and Eimear (in centre).
Exquisite Fairy Village Development at Millstreet Day Care Centre.
Jim O’Malley, Writer, Educationalist and Walker of Beaufort and Youghal revisits Millstreet (after 8 years) walking from Ballyvourney.
Magnificent Vintage Events in Millstreet.
Amazing transport sights pass through Millstreet.
Millstreet in Magical Bloom.
Denis Cronin in his wonderful 1932 vintage car at Cullen’s Vintage Day 2018.
High Nellie Bike Race at Coachford Festival 2018.
Munster Autotest Championship at K & L setting on Sunday, 15th July 2018.
Determining exact location of Coomlogane House at Green Glens with Brendan and Dan.

[read more …] “Upcoming Features on Millstreet Website”

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

This week on Where the road takes me, John Greene speaks to a Cork based Kerryman who reflects on an unusual childhood.

Gearoid Cheaist (Kesht) o’Cathain was reared on the Blasket Islands without priest, electricity, doctor church or school. National Geographic magazine referred to him as the loneliest boy in the world.

The home of Peig Sayers and Tomas o’Criomhain got it’s name from the Norse word ‘Brasker’, meaning dangerous place. Although it was such a place, it was still home to a closely knit community.

Gearoid is now the only surviving member of that community, and shares his story on Where the road takes me – this Sunday evening at 7 – on C103.

Update: The programme has been uploaded onto player.fm by C103, and can be listened to here.


Millstreet Parish Newsletter 15th July 2018

Canon John Fitzgerald P.P.
Tel Nos. Millstreet 029-70043/Mobile 087-7752948
Email: millstreet @dioceseofkerry.ie   www.dioceseofkerry.ie
10.00a.m.-1.00p.m. & 2.00p.m.-5.00p.m.

Your prayers are requested for the repose of the souls of the following and for those whose anniversaries occur around this time:
RECENT DEATHS: Daniel Enoch, Drishane Castle; Kieran Cooney, Dublin & Mallow.

Saturday 14th July:
Millstreet Vigil 6.30 p.m. Cait & Diarmuid Cronin, Kilmeedy
Sunday 15th July:
Ballydaly 9.00 a.m. Eugene & Margaret McCarthy, Coolinarne & Denis & Margaret McCarthy, Boherbue Cullen 10.15 a.m. Bridget Hickey, Mologhroe &
Val & Kate O’Leary, Cullen
Millstreet 11.30 a.m. Frank Reen Snr., Main Street
ANNIVERSARIES: Mary Kiely, Liscahane; Joe O’Mahony, Liscahane; Dick Kiely, Macroom Road; Maura O’Sullivan, Main Street; Billy O’Shea, Minor Row; Jack Healy, Minor Row; Breeda Hickey, Claraghatlea; Sean McAuliffe, Aunagloor; Fr. Dan Cronin, Dooneen; William O’Riordan, Laught; Tom O’Connor, Killorglin; Nora Twomey, Brookpark; Margaret Casey, San Francisco.

Saturday 21st July:
Millstreet 6.30 p.m. Kathleen Murphy, Murphy’s Terrace
Sunday 22nd July:
Ballydaly 9.00 a.m. Joan Guerin, Knocknagullane
Cullen 10.15a.m. Michael John & the deceased members of
the Naughton Family, Ahane
Millstreet 11.30 a.m. Seamus O’Sullivan, Rathduane [read more …] “Millstreet Parish Newsletter 15th July 2018”

Wonderfully Exciting Coachford Festival 2018 in July

With many very talented Athletes from the North Cork area scheduled to participate in the 5 mile road race there are many more wonderfully exciting events taking place at the annual Coachford Festival.  We thank Jerh O Sullivan Chairman of the Coachford Family Festival for the four posters and wish every success with the splendid event. Click on the Posters to enlarge.  (S.R.)

Great Grandfather Patrick Henry Linehan

I don’t know if you can help?

I am trying to find out if my Great Grandfather Patrick Henry Linehan is buried in Millstreet.

He was a Master carpenter who lived with his family in Botherbue and had several children including my Grandmother Kattie Linehan who married my Grandfather Thomas Tynan.

He died on the 22 May 1906 – thank you if anyone can help.

I am visiting Cork next week 16 July 2018

Paul Tynan

Email  <email>

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

Our 10pm Interview this Tuesday night takes us to Skibbereen where Eily Buckley and I meet with Katherine and Finbarr Hourihane.  It was Finbarr of “Clohane Wood Products” made the famous “Trolly Chair” which featured on the recent Daniel and Majella’s visit to Eily’s home for the very popular television series on the B&B Roadshow.  We also hear about the Dungarvan link! Click on the images below to enlarge.  (S.R.)

Katherine, Eily and Finbarr in Skibbereen with one of the original “Trolly Chairs”
Pictured within the very impressive Clohane Wood Products Showroom in Skibbereen.

Tonight our programme makes reference to the following images and we have our usual blend of music, songs and musings all on air from 9:30 to 11:00.  (S.R.) Do join us tonight and let us know if you wish that you are tuned in.  Feel welcome to text the programme on 00353 86 825 0074 (from overseas) or 086 825 0074 (from within Ireland).   Or better still use the chatline on the Seán Radley Facebook Page.  To access the programme find us on Internet Radio under Ireland/Country or log into www.corkmusicstation.com

We chat about Cork on 4th July 2018.


We visit Killarney on 4th July 2018.
We hear about the Development of the fascinating Fairy Village at Millstreet Day Care Centre (full pictorial feature to follow later).
Enjoying the Summer at Millstreet Day Care Centre.

[read more …] ““Radio Treasures” Tonight on CMS from 9:30 to 11:00″

Mariusz & Wiola Nowak Express Sincere Thanks

Mariusz and Wiola Nowak have resided in Millstreet since 2006.   With their children Paula and Jacob they are now returning to their native Poland with the possibility of coming back to Millstreet sometime in the future.  They wish to express their heartfelt thanks to so many people in Millstreet with whom they have formed great friendships over the past number of years.  We wish the wonderfully popular Family every happiness and fulfilment in the years ahead.   Our Millstreet Community has been truly enriched to have had Mariusz, Wiola, Paula and Jacob within our Community.   The Family members have been great and inspiring Ambassadors for Poland.  (S.R.)

Mariusz & Wiola Nowak. Click on the image to enlarge.

Millstreet Active Retirement Association Annual Outing 2018

The Millstreet  Active Retirement Association recently had its  Annual Outing 2018 to Kenmare, Kenmare Seafari followed by a wonderful evening meal at the Abbey Hotel, Ballyvourney …. and then reluctantly home!  We thank Mary O’Mahony for this splendid selection of images and also the captions.  Click on the pictures to enlarge.  (S.R.)

8 of the 9 Marys on tour with Millstreet ARA annual summer outing. Missing from picture is Mary McSweeney.

[read more …] “Millstreet Active Retirement Association Annual Outing 2018”

Two Rare Sights at Millstreet Town Park!

Matthew Dennehy of Millstreet GAA displays the final score between Cork and Kerry at the Final of the Humphrey Kelleher Football Championship on Sat. 7th July 2018 in Millstreet Town Park. A rather rare scoreline! Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)
Our second very rare sight at Millstreet Town Park on Sat. 7th July 2018 is demonstrated here by Evan and Liam. Because of the extreme dry weather conditions the original driveway to the former Coomlogane House of the McCarthy-O’Leary Family is presently visible within the Pitch & Putt Course….near Green No. 2. The print of the driveway only becomes visible during very warm Summers.
May Kelleher, wife of the late Humphrey presents the Humphrey Kelleher Cup to Shane Kingston, Captain of the victorious Cork Team.
Cork – with team members from West and Mid Cork – The football final Winners of the Humphrey Kelleher Cup 2018.
Wonderfully loyal Cork Supporter, Margaret Healy of Minor Row, Millstreet shares the Cup with Cork Captain, Shane Kingston.

[read more …] “Two Rare Sights at Millstreet Town Park!”

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

We thank Presenter, John Greene, for the following advance information regarding his radio programme this Sunday evening.  (S.R.)

On this week’s edition of ‘Where the road takes me’ we look back at the life
and musical journey of Pat Lynch, one of Cork’s greatest showband stars, who passed away in January last.

Known in his teens as ‘Cork’s Fred Astaire’, Pat Lynch was born in Bantry,
but grew up in Blackpool in Cork – a member of a very gifted musical family.

Becoming lead singer with the ‘Airchords Showband’, Pat Lynch had a number one hit records in the Irish and Polish charts.

Remembering Pat Lynch – this Sunday evening on “Where the road takes me”.
Join John Greene at 7 on C103.