*Further Details of Millstreet Culture Night 2018*

*Further details of Millstreet Culture Night 2018*

On this Friday night, September 21st, there will be a recital by Millstreet
Pipe Band in the Square at 7pm followed by an outdoor show by Empire
Acrobatic Rock’n Roll Dance School & songs from Drishane Castle Choir. The
Vintage Club will also be present with a ‘Vintage Display’

The E Centre in the Square, will be the location for the Cork Photographic
Exhibition, Millstreet Knitting Club, an Art Exhibition by Bertie Buckley &
Ini from Love & Care for People will also be present. The winners of the
Colouring Competition will also be announced & their work will be on
display.

Please support this fun free night of entertainment.

We thank Marie Twomey of Millstreet Pipe Band for this important update.  (S.R.)

Millstreet Vintage Club Display at Culture Night in Millstreet on Friday Sept 21st

Millstreet Vintage Club are delighted to be associated with the Culture Night in Millstreet which will be held on this coming Friday Sept 21st,the Vintage Club will put on a Display of Vintage Equipment Cars Tractors etc for the Evening and there are plenty Exhibits and Activities planned around the Town as well for the Culture Night itself,do support this Event and its all for Free.

Othello Obaro Expresses Sincere Thanks To All in Millstreet

WE THANK YOU VERY SINCERELY FOR SUPPORTING THE APPLICATON OF
AN “AFRICAN CATHOLIC FAMILY” WHO LIVED IN DRISHANE AND
WHO HAVE NOW BEEN GRANTED LEAVE TO REMAIN AND WORK IN IRELAND.

Attached is an EXTRACT from a letter of thanks from Othello on behalf of his family.

Signed:
Mona & Michael O’ Sullivan, Pat Breen and Mona Linehan.

To all the people who signed the petition and to all the people of Millstreet, Thank you.
The Minister has given us our residence.
We love you so much, and with joy we feel so proud you chose us as one of your friends.
God bless you.
Othello Obaro.

[read more …] “Othello Obaro Expresses Sincere Thanks To All in Millstreet”

Wonderfully Successful Tractor Run in Carriganima on Sunday

With some 58 Tractors travelling in the annual Tractor Run in Carriganima on Sunday, 16th Sept. 2018 – C.A.R.T. in Carriganima and Millstreet Vintage Club were very pleased with the superb success of the event.  Here we share the first two of many images from the very impressive event.  Lots more pictures later.  Click on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.)

Eoghan Twomey’s very fine tractor leads this section of Sunday’s Tractor Run pictured here in the exquisite setting of Lios Carragáin close to the birthplace of An tAthair Peadar Ó Laoghaire.
The 58 Tractors arrive back in Carriganima following a great Tractor Run amidst truly magnificent scenery blessed with perfect weather conditions.

Great Support for CART Tractor Run in Carriganima Today

Millstreet Vintage Club and CART Carriganima wish to thank everyone for there support today on the Tractor Run,the weather was superb on the day and some 60 Tractors took to the road and conveyed through what was a lovely Route which made its way back to the finish at The Pub in Carriganima where some Refreshments were enjoyed by all,again many thanks from CART Carriganima and Millstreet Vintage Club for the great turn out and support on the day,it is very much appreciated.
(Photos Courtesy of Sean Radley and Patrick W O’Leary)

A Wonderfully Busy Saturday in a Colourful Millstreet

Saturday, 15th Sept. 2018 truly was a very busy and exciting day in Millstreet which included the official welcome of our Breton Visitors from Pommerit le Vicomte who will be on holiday for the next week – While Tubrid Holy Well and Millstreet GAA Community Hall were the venues for the inspirational Faith and Light Group from all over Munster.  Lots and lots of superbly colourful Cork Flags and window displays salute the splendidly talented Chloe Collins in advance of the All-Ireland in Croke Park on Sunday.  Here we share images from the many happenings in Millstreet this Saturday.  Click on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.)

Our Breton Friends Arrive at noon in The Square.
Breton and Irish Friends Reunite.
Faith and Light Group from all over Munster pictured in Millstreet GAA Hall.
Millstreet Pipe Band Church Gate Collection this weekend.

Saturday shopping with Kathleen accompanied by V.I.P. displaying the Cork colours!
Universal Support for Chloe Collins – Cork Player Supreme – Every success in the All-Ireland on Sunday in Croke Park.

Margaret Pierce and Mum in magnificent style chilling out at Café Aroma before attending a wedding reception.
Loyal Galway Supporter Geraldine Dennehy supporting Cork on this occasion!
Herlihy’s Centra Expresses thanks for the wonderful support to the recent fundraising Spinathon.

[read more …] “A Wonderfully Busy Saturday in a Colourful Millstreet”

CART Charity Tractor Run on Sunday Sept 16th in Carriganima

Millstreet Vintage Club Carriganima Tractor Run in aid of CART Rural Transport Service on Tommorrow Sunday September 16th. Registration at The Pub Carriganima from 10.30 am. Run starting at 12 noon sharp. Nice local scenic route. Refreshments afterwards at The Pub in Carriganima. Contact Sean on (087)2600640, or Dan on (087)2452569 for details.
(NOTE NO PASSENGERS ALLOWED ON RUN WITHOUT SAFETY BELTS)

Excellent Family History Support at Millstreet Library

On Thursday, 13th Sept. 2018 Millstreet Library was the location for a day of Family History Research with the wonderfully enthusiastic Genealogist Supreme from Co. Limerick – Karen O’Riordan from the Local Studies Library of Cork County Library.  Karen met a number of people having spoken to them by phone some days ago receiving some background family history and then researching each person’s family history.  For me I got some very valuable insights into the O’Leary (my mother’s maiden name) Family History.  Karen asked us to focus on just one of our parents.   What a truly excellent service by Cork County Library.   If there is a further occasion when such a Day of Family History is repeated we would certainly encourage you to participate.  All seen by the superbly dedicated Karen today felt greatly enriched by the treasured information shared.  Our pictures illustrate Karen working with just two of the many appreciative participants – Margaret Healy and yours truly.  Very special thanks also to the consistently helpful Millstreet Librarian – Grace Tangney who coordinated this special Day of Family History.  (S.R.) [read more …] “Excellent Family History Support at Millstreet Library”

Two Further Historic Gems Kindly Presented to Millstreet Museum

This magnificent Tapestry of President John F. Kennedy with the Statue of Liberty and the American Flag was first purchased in Germany in 1965. It has been kindly donated to Millstreet Museum by the Randles Family of Minor Row in memory of the late Paul Fitzgerald who bravely served in the American Air Force. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)
This wonderful framed portrait of Pope Pius XI was presented by Jerry who dedicatedly restored the historic image. This Pope was in Rome during the Eucharistic Congress of 1932 which was held in Dublin. As Popes did not leave the Vatican to travel abroad at that time he sent his Papal Legate – Cardinal Lorenzo Lauri. Many children born that year in Ireland had Lauri as part of their Christian Name. (S.R.)

 

Stretcher Race Cheque for Fionn

Laura Cullinane, Siobhan Tarrant & Sheila Barratt with the cheque for ‘Fight For Fionn’, half of the proceeds from the Stretcher Race run by the Bush Bar at the start of June. The other half went to the boy from Killarney Ian O’Connell, and Connie delivered that cheque himself – photo Geraldine Dennehy.  [read more …] “Stretcher Race Cheque for Fionn”

Smart Store Cooking Introduction

Follow Michelle over the coming weeks, where she will interview the local community about the new Smart Store Cooking initiative, supported by O’Keeffe’s Supervalu Millstreet and Cork County Council

For more information please contact the Millstreet Tidy Town facebook page

Millstreet Community Council Extends Very Best Wishes to Maria Murphy, Ballydaly

Millstreet Community Council sends best wishes to Maria Murphy, Ballydaly who is a Contestant in the Miss Ireland Competition to be held in Dublin on Sunday next, 16th Sept. 2018.

We thank Noel Buckley for this well wishing notice.  (S.R.)

“Radio Treasures” on Cork Music Station at 9:30 to 11:00 Tonight

Our 10pm feature tonight on “Radio Treasures” on Cork Music Station  (Tues. 11th Sept. 2018) recalls Michael Linehan’s 70th Birthday which took place in Scartaglin on last Saturday night. We also hear the superb pipe music as played by Con Houlihan of Cullen Pipe Band as he piped Michael into the three Bars in Scartaglin – O’Connor’s, Lyons’s and Fleming’s. We reflect on the very successful Autumn Vintage Car Run of last Sunday. We chat about our 1940s  historic photos of Millstreet Boys’ Secondary School. And we travel to Gneeves Wind Farm in the company of Patrick W. O’Leary, Kentucky, USA and Brendan Murphy, Millstreet.

Morley Family Reunion 2018. Pictured at Millstreet Museum Cullen welcomes VIP American Cousins.

We’ve lots of musings and music plus songs from artists like André Rieu, Nat King Cole, Judy Garland, Ann Shelton, The Seekers, Les Paul & Mary Ford plus Hymns from Medjugorje. And there’s more…lots more! Do join us from 9:30 to 11:00pm (Irish Time). Feel very welcome to contact our live broadcast by emailing us on <millstreetmuseum@eircom.net>, by texting 086 825 0074 or by joining our chatline on the Seán Radley Facebook Page.

Michael Linehan’s 70th Birthday in Scartaglin.

Many have enquired if we have podcasts of our weekly 10pm features so that they could listen to them if the live broadcast was missed. As yet we do not have such an audio archive but we are hoping to develop this facility in the not-too-distant future as very kind support for this has become available about which we shall give more details later. For now happy listening to our live broadcast this evening! Below we share images from the topics included in our programme. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)

Brendan Murphy and Patrick W. O’Leary at Gneeves Wind Farm.
Autumn Vintage Run Reaches Top of Coom on Sunday.
Music from the Kingdom at Michael Linehan’s 70th Birthday.

[read more …] ““Radio Treasures” on Cork Music Station at 9:30 to 11:00 Tonight”

Fantastic Summer of Dancing at Mushera Platform for 2018

The Final Dance of the Summer finished up last Sunday Evening at Mushera Platform with a great Crowd in attendance as they danced the Evening away to the Sound of Peter Lane in perfect weather conditions. It was a great Season Finale to close out a fantastic Summer of entertainment at the Mushera Platform for 2018. A huge tank you to each and everyone who supported the dancing all the year and many thanks also to all the bands who gave us such great entertainment to keep this tradition alive. All of this wouldn’t fall into place on the day only for our wonderful Committee which we are so grateful to have. Looking forward to 2019 P.G.

John R FitzGerald Mahoney

Hi, I’m trying to find my ancestral roots: My Great Grandfather, John R FitzGerald, was born in Millstreet around 1828 and married my Great Grandmother, Mary Mahoney who was also from Millstreet and born in 1844. They came to the US in the 1860’s. His father was Richard FitzGerald born around 1800 and died in 1840. His wife was Nancy Murphy. Both from Millstreet. I was hoping that someone might know something about them. I am planning a visit to Millstreet next year.Any help would be appreciated.

Stuart Burnett, Massachusetts [1]

Hugely Successful Autumn Car Run 2018 Blessed with Ideal Weather Conditions

Superbly coordinated by Luke Hurley and his wonderfully dedicated Team in Millstreet Vintage Club the Autumn Car Run was a magnificent success on Sunday, 9th Sept. 2018.  Visiting the Top of Coom with its exquisite scenery and royal welcome followed by a most memorable visit to Gougane Barra the event, blessed with ideal weather, ended with an excellent meal at “The Auld Triangle” Macroom.  Here we share just three of the many images we recorded  – a selection of which we shall later feature – just to whet the appetite for our full coverage of the most enjoyable event.  Click on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.)

Preparing for the Autumn Vintage Car Run splendidly coordinated by Luke Hurley (sixth from left).
Reaching Gougane Barra we meet the youngest person to participate in the Autumn Run.
All ready to begin the Autumn Vintage Car Run 2018 – From left: Patrick W. O’Leary, Louisville, Kentucky, USA;  Ita Fitzgerald, Cullen;  Donie Lucey, Derrinagree.

[read more …] “Hugely Successful Autumn Car Run 2018 Blessed with Ideal Weather Conditions”

Additional Activities on Millstreet Culture Night on Fri. 21st Sept. 2018

After the entertainment in the Square at 7pm on September 21st, Millstreet
Culture Trail will continue with Trad Sessions in McCarthy’s Bar & The
Clara Inn. At 9pm there will be Bingo in the Bush Bar, at 9.30pm a Quiz in
Corkery’s Bar & 45 Cards in The Bridge Bar. There is something for everyone to enjoy on this special night.

We thank Marie Twomey of Millstreet Pipe Band for this important update.  (S.R.)

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

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

Agrophobia, and a serious road crash a few days before her wedding in 1992, threatened to end her singing career. Five years later, thanks to the love of her husband and family and her faith in God, she stepped back on stage for the first time .

Although Scottish born, country music fans in Ireland almost claim her for
their own. This week on Where the road takes me, John Greene invites you
to spend an evening in the company of Isla Grant, to hear her story and
listen to her songs.

Popular in faraway places like Australia, New Zealand and Sri Lanka, this
country music star is always assured of a warm welcome in Ireland. [read more …] “Isla Grant on “Where the Road Takes Me” on C103 at 7 Sunday Evening”