Hiking across Ireland, one anxious step at a time

Maysen is hiking across Ireland, one anxious step at a time, for Mental Health Ireland.

“Everyone has mental health, however some of us are more aware of it than others. Most often, we become hyper-aware of our mental health after being diagnosed with a mental illness. From a young age I’ve struggled with my mental health. Anxiety, depression, and self harm are a part of me that I don’t remember ever being without. Yet for many years, I kept that fact to myself. The medical system and the world around me led me to believe that admitting to fighting a battle with my own mind made me weak and undesirable.
Mental Health Ireland is an organization that helps people such as myself. It is a national voluntary organisation which was established in 1966 as the Mental Health Association of Ireland. MHI’s aim is to promote positive mental health and wellbeing to all individuals and communities in Ireland. They have … ” [read her full article on EveryDayHero.com]

Maysen should be in Millstreet today. If you see her, say hello, and maybe give her a hand as others have already done in the last few days.
[read more …] “Hiking across Ireland, one anxious step at a time”

Thank You from Millstreet Pipe Band

Thank you to everyone who contributed to our Church Gate Collection this weekend. It’s very much appreciated. All money raised goes towards the ongoing running costs of the band.

As a community pipe band we need new members to remain an integral part of the community into the future so we are looking for new members at the moment. Call into band practice at our band room in the Carnegie Hall at 8.30p.m on Friday nights to join up. Adults & young people age 10 upwards are all welcome.

FREE tuition for new members, FREE instruments & uniform for as long as you remain with us, FREE transport provided to major engagements. An initial equipment cost of €20 for new members is all that’s required plus an enthusiasm for learning some tunes & having some fun!

Dziękujęmy wszystkim, którzy w ten weekend wspomogli naszą zbiórkę przy bramie kościoła. Bardzo to doceniamy. Wszystkie zebrane pieniądze zostaną przeznaczone na utrzymanie orkiestry.

Jako orkiestra złożona z ochotników z naszej społeczności, potrzebujemy nowych członków, aby pozostać integralną częścią społeczności w przyszłości, dlatego obecnie szukamy nowych członków. Przyjdź do nas podczas ćwiczeń zespołu w naszej sali w Carnegie Hall o godz. 8.30 w piątkowe wieczory, aby dołączyć do grupy. Dorośli i młodzież w wieku od 10 lat są mile widziani.

OPŁACONE czesne dla nowych członków, instrumenty i ubiory ZA DARMO, tak długo jak pozostajesz z nami, BEZPŁATNY transport na najważniejsze występy. Pierwsza i jedyna, wymagana, opłata za wyposażenie to 20 € dla nowych członków. Liczymy również na entuzjazm do nauki utworów oraz na dobrą zabawę.

“Radio Treasures” in Maastricht Tonight – An Introduction

Tonight’s programme is special as it recalls our recent visit to Maastricht in the Netherlands to attend the magnificent Open Air Concert of the renowned André Rieu.  Our programme is only an Introduction to a much more comprehensive feature which I would hope to share when I return, God willing, to the main road again having had to diverge into a different road for some time to come. This wonderful package trip was organised by Pádraig O’Driscoll Travel in Macroom.   The photograph below was recorded on the very day in July when we attended the Concert.  It was great to have such close access to the actual stage where André and his Johann Strauss Orchestra performed the magnificent Concert. Tuesday 19th Sept. programme will be broadcast from 9:30 to 11:00 pm on www.corkmusicstation.com

Pictured with “André Rieu” in Maastricht in the Netherlands on Sunday 16th July 2017. (S.R.)

John Twomey The Poet Of Ivale

When i was a boy he was in his physical prime
But this is going back many decades in time
With words he was one who did have a way
And many of his poems and songs are living today

Beyond the green borders of the Duhallow countryside
John Twomey The Poet Of Ivale was known far and wide
In song and verse Duhallow and it’s people by him glorified
To know of a poet of his stature to many was a sense of pride
[read more …] “John Twomey The Poet Of Ivale”

Switch on Culture Night in Cullen

All roads lead to Switch on Culture Night in Cullen Hall on Friday 22nd Sep. at 8p.m. Celebrate the 2017 All-Ireland and World prizes won by the Cullen Pipe Band at the All Ireland and World Piping Championships, and the outstanding achievements of the local 2017 All-Ireland winners at the Comhaltas Fleadh Cheoil. The night will include some lovely local performances, a display of the prizes plus a sample of the All-Ireland winning performances from the following:

Cullen Pipe Band
Diarmuid Cronin, English Story Telling Age 12-15
Katie O’Sullivan, English Singing Age U12 supported by her mentor Elle
Marie O’ Dwyer
Rena Lynch, English Story Telling Age O18
Cian Broderick, Rince ar an Sean-Nós Age 12 to 15
Crossfields Céilí Band Age 12 to 15, Crossfields Céilí Band Age 15 to 18 and winning for the third consecutive year in a row, the Seandrum Céilí Band Over 18. These three separate céilí bands under the musical genius of their mentor Alan Finn, won in their various age groups. There will also be a performance by some of the outstanding musicians involved.

Special André Rieu Programme on “Radio Treasures” on Tuesday 19th Sept. at 9:30pm

Lots of uplifting response to last night’s “Radio Treasures” on Cork Music Station (Internet Radio) presented by S.R..   Eamonn Duggan reminded us during the programme of his truly superb feature relating to Gougane Barra in this week’s “Ireland’s Own”.   One of our wonderfully loyal weekly Listeners – Patrick W. O’Leary who usually tunes into the Show from Louisville, Kentucky, USA was this week tuning in from the Wallis Arms Hotel in Millstreet as he is presently taking his annual holiday in Ireland – predominantly in Millstreet.   Next Tuesday’s programme is extra special as it recalls our recent visit to Maastricht in the Netherlands to attend the magnificent Open Air Concert of the renowned André Rieu.   This wonderful package trip was organised by Pádraig O’Driscoll Travel in Macroom.   The photograph below was recorded on the very night in July when we attended the Concert.  It was great to have such close access to the actual stage where André and his Johann Strauss Orchestra performed the magnificent Concert. Tuesday 19th Sept. programme will be broadcast from 9:30 to 11:00 pm on www.corkmusicstation.com

 

Family Pet Missing

Update (12th Sept): our dog is home with about since lunch time. Thank you to all the people that helped us find her. we really appreciate their help and kindnesses.

Our female Springer is missing.
Her name is Lady and she’s about 10 years old
She has a red collar and is micro chipped.
Any help in finding her would be gratefully appreciated.
Contact: 086-1798845 <email> or leave a comment below

Where the Road Takes Me at 7 This Evening on C103

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

Having previously spent time in hospitals in Australia and New Zealand,
Denis o’Regan was diagnosed with Bi-Polar disorder after Spanish Police
found him disorientated and lost.  He has since got his life back in order
and has started a social group called  ‘Inside Out’ especially for people
with mental health issues.

On this week’s edition of ‘Where the road takes me’,  John Greene drops in
on their fortnightly meeting at St. Michael’s Centre in Bandon.

People who suffer from depression, schizophrenia and those who suffer from
both tell their stories and raise their concerns on the current state of
mental health treatment in the country. [read more …] “Where the Road Takes Me at 7 This Evening on C103”

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

Tonight on our programme we hear of the amazing Shandrum Céilí Band’s Magnificent 3rd All-Irl. Win. We share some of the best 6-Word Short Stories.        We feature the very best of music and song and we have a selection of musings of a wide and interesting variety.   And we shall also be learning about a number of famous yet not well known Irish Inventors!  

Lisselton Event – A Preview Tonight. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)

       

Do join us …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

Set Dancing Classes with Five Time All-Ireland Champion

Patrick O’Callaghan will be holding set dancing classes in Dromtarriffe Hall from 10-11 am on Saturday mornings. He will teach various steps and sets for both fun and competition level. Ages from 5-18 welcome. REGISTRATION will take place for ALL previous and new members on Saturday the 9th of September at 10 am in Dromtarriffe Hall.
For further information contact Patrick on 0873174561.

John Greene Talks with Jake Carter on C103 from 7pm

We thank Presenter, John Greene, for the following advance information regarding this week’s “Where the Road Takes Me” on C103 from 7 this evening (S.R.):

He is regularly referred to as ‘Nathan Carter’s younger brother’, but Jake is a different model of the Carter family. While proud to be Nathan’s sibling, this young man is determined to be different – so you won’t see any waistcoats or accordions on stage, and you won’t hear ‘Wagon Wheel’ or the Wild Rover.

He cites the likes of ‘McFly’, ‘Busted’, ‘Rascal Flats’ and ‘Hunter Hayes’ as being heavy influences on his fledgling career so far. He is after all only eighteen years of age. [read more …] “John Greene Talks with Jake Carter on C103 from 7pm”

Couch to 5K Training Programmes 

Eight sessions with a qualified instructor, nutrition workshop and entry into the Rebel Run

The closest one starts in Banteer Community Centre Thursday 7th of September 8PM. 

To book your place, to see all locations, or too see further details, go to: CorkSports.ie

— in association with IRD Duhallow CLG | Avondhu Blackwater Partnership CLG |West Cork Development Partnership |Duhallow Athletic Club

Kilcorney Salutes Sportsman Supreme Conor O’Callaghan in Advance of Sunday’s All-Ireland

Conor O ‘ Callaghan surrounded by friends and supporters along with pupils and teachers from Kilcorney National School who gathered to give him a big send off as he heads for Croke Park on Sunday to play for Cork in the All Ireland Minor hurling final. Conor has already won two Munster medals as well as an All Ireland under 17 hurling medal. Picture taken at the newly installed exercise machines in Kilcorney with the Social Centre in the background.   We thank Donie Howard for the splendid picture and caption.   We wish Conor (who is pictured here in centre under the Cork flags) every success on Sunday.  Click on the image to enlarge.  (S.R.)

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

Tonight on our programme provides (at 10pm) a special Preview on Next Week’s Special Transmission on the recent wonderful Tribute to the late Chrissie Nolan which took place in Lisselton near Listowel.  Our images below share just some of the many splendid people who participated in the very special occasion.

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

We hear the voice and the music of Mick Del of the Showband Era.  We include two of John McCormack’s best loved songs.   We hear of the amazing Shandrum Céilí Band’s Magnificent 3rd All-Irl. Win. We share some of the best 6-Word Short Stories.   We remember those who have recently gone to their Eternal Rest and as usual play the late Tom Goggin’s “Phonecall to Heaven”.   We share a variety of funny jokes.                                                     We feature the very best of music and song and we have a selection of musings of a wide and interesting variety.   And we shall also be learning about a number of famous yet not well known Irish Inventors!       

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

Eily’s Weekly Report – 29th August 2017

Dia is Muire diobh go leir a chairde and welcome to my weekly Report.

Fine weather blessed all the outdoor events that were held here during the week.

When the last of the mega Horse carriers from all over the world pulled out of Millstreet  at the weekend it marked the close of yet another long line of international equestrian events which were held at the Green Glens / Drishane Complex since early June. As always the International Millstreet Horse Trials which were held here during the week were  another reason for us to be proud of our place and all that it has to offer. Competitors came from America,  Canada and many other countries. Some  ending their long journey by landing on the edge of town by Helicoptor.   

Just one more horse event to come which is the Pony Owners Show which is held in October every year for Charity. [read more …] “Eily’s Weekly Report – 29th August 2017”

Exquisite Green Glens So Peaceful Following Such Successful Equestrian Events

Following such successful equestrian events over the past few weeks here we share the calm quiet setting on Sunday evening as the most current event ended.  Ted O’Connor so loyally giving his dog a walk.  So many of the international visitors commented on the exquisite beauty of Drishane and Green Glens and indeed Millstreet Town itself. In coming weeks we shall feature lots of the pictures we recorded at Drishane and Green Glens. Click on the image to enlarge. (S.R.)