Superb Reopening of Millstreet Day Care Centre Today in Splendid Weather – Part 1

Dr. Michael Feeley cutting the ribbon marking this afternoon the official opening of Millstreet Day Care Centre. Here we share some 24 images from the truly historic day. Part 2 with lots more pictures will feature later in the week.  Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)

And we share some further pictures of the magnificent occasion blessed with excellent weather. continue reading the full article “Superb Reopening of Millstreet Day Care Centre Today in Splendid Weather – Part 1”

“Where the road takes me” from Lough Hyne near Skibbereen

We thank presenter, John Greene for background information on this evening’s programme (7 – 8pm on C103)

Accompanied by Terri Kearney, manager of Skibbereen Heritage Centre and author of two books on the area, John Greene continues his journey around Lough Hyne on this week’s Where the road takes me.

Lough Hyne is Europe’s first Marine Nature Reserve and came to the attention of marine biologists as far back as 1886.

This week we meet Professor Tony Hawkins, who allows us to eavesdrop on the communication sounds of Pollock, Haddock and the common seal in the lake. continue reading the full article ““Where the road takes me” from Lough Hyne near Skibbereen”

Official Reopening of Truly Magnificent Millstreet Day Care Centre Today

Damien Bradley & Tony McCarthy putting the finishing touches to their hugely impressive project at Millstreet Day Care Centre which has been inspired by Mary Feeley and her wonderfully dedicated Team. The attention to detail by Damien, Tony & Mary is hugely inspirational. The New Centre will totally delight All who will be attending the official reopening from 2 to 4 pm today (28th May 2017).  The original Canon O’Donovan Centre opened on 18th Dec. 1994 has been a true gem in our community…Now the exquisite development has brought it to a new most impressive level. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)
Some of the many who attended Millstreet Gramophone Circle Bealtaine presentation on Friday night. Presenter Tim Murphy who shared a marvellous programme is seated in centre.

Traffic Arrangements for This Evening’s Annual Tubrid Mass 2017

In the interest of health and safety a maximum of 44 cars will be permitted to park within the Tubrid environs for the annual Tubrid Mass which takes place at 7:30pm on Friday, 26th May 2017.  This traffic arrangement will allow important access should any emergency vehicle be called upon.   We thank James for alerting us to this new parking plan for the annual Mass.  (S.R.)

Brian’s Magnificent “Guns ‘n Roses” Memorabilia Collection

Millstreet’s Brian O’Leary recently shared part of his truly amazing “Guns ‘n Roses” memorabilia collection display. For decades Brian (who is such an accomplished Artist) has been collecting what must now be one of the world’s most complete collections of items associated with the world famous Band. Brian’s interest began decades ago and he attributes such an absorbing interest as being of great importance to him as he bravely coped with health procedures for many years.   “Guns ‘n Roses” appear at Slane this weekend and we sincerely hope that the great Band become aware of this magnificent Fan and that they will arrange to meet with Brian considering that he must be one of their most ardent and most loyal Fan ever.   We wish all attending this weekend’s Concert every enjoyment and safety.  Click on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.)

Lord Henry Mountcharles was in Millstreet 24 years ago attending the 1993 Eurovision Contest on 15th May that year.  Now in 2017 quite a number of Millstreet music Fans will be in Lord Henry’s Castle Estate in Slane. Brian hopes to present his Flag (seen at the top of the display) to the Band this weekend.   It would be a dream come true if they arranged to meet.  We wish them all success and a fulfilling music experience. continue reading the full article “Brian’s Magnificent “Guns ‘n Roses” Memorabilia Collection”

Presentation of 2017 Cheques by Transition Year Students at MCS

During a very impressive end of school year ceremony at MCS Transition Year Students presented three substantial cheques to three praiseworthy organisations following the many fundraising events during the years including the very memorable colourful Fashion Show. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)

Magnificent Fashion Show at Millstreet Community School – Part 1

The superb Gym at Millstreet Community School was recently transformed into an exquisite Fashion Pavilion where a truly magnificent fundraising Fashion Show was held before a capacity audience.  Here we share Part One of a selection of images from the spectacular colourful occasion.   Click on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.) continue reading the full article “Magnificent Fashion Show at Millstreet Community School – Part 1”

Cullen National School Website Address

The new address of Cullen National School’s website is now www.cullenns.ie

Special Guest GAA Celebrity Donncha O’Connor raises the prestigious Green Flag recently awarded to Cullen N.S. on Wednesday morning (17th May 2017) in the School Grounds. Pictured with the pupils, teachers and parents Donncha also raised a second flag which was also awarded for Safety Awareness. Following the impressive ceremony a wonderful musical recital by the pupils was presented after which refreshments were served.  A full feature on the event to follow later.  (S.R.)

“Radio Treasures” Reflects & Features Different Events

Tonight we reflect on the tragic events in Manchester and include appropriate reflective music.  We also feature a variety of events including all those pictured below….Fashion Show, Stretcher Race through Millstreet, presentation of Town Park Minute Book, interview with Aedamur Kelly (to be broadcast at 10pm on Tuesday, 30th May), World Fiddle Day in Scartaglin, Storytime and Singing at Aubane Community Centre including a Diamond Jubilee Cake for Dick and Katie Dineen and finally Carnegie Hall – home of Millstreet Museum.  To log in from 9:30 to 11:00pm click on the following link.  (S.R.) :  www.corkmusicstation.com

I Loved Claraghatlea Then

The Winters were cold and windy and wet
And the fields often gray with frost something i remember yet
And cattle in the farmyard sheds often bellowing for silage or hay
In the place i was raised in from here far away

But i loved Claraghatlea then and i always will
That green old Town-land in view of Clara Hill
Where i would be a stranger to many today
But love of place until death with me will stay
continue reading the full article “I Loved Claraghatlea Then”

Blue Grass & Country Music Delight at Millstreet Library

The wonderfully talented Blue Grass/Country Music Group from USA and Canada “Thunder & Rain” truly brought sunshine (!) to the enthusiastic audience at Millstreet Library on Friday morning (19th May 2017). Coordinator John from Mallow annually introduces such superb Groups to many audiences during the Bealtaine Festival. Click on the images to enlarge. Lots more images to follow later.  Many thanks to Librarian Grace for making such a splendid venue available.   The Group later visited Presentation N.S..  (S.R.)

Cullen N.S. Awarded Two Prestigious School Flags

Special Guest GAA Celebrity Donncha O’Connor raises the prestigious Green Flag recently awarded to Cullen N.S. on Wednesday morning (17th May 2017) in the School Grounds. Pictured with the pupils, teachers and parents Donncha also raised a second flag which was also awarded for Safety Awareness. Following the impressive ceremony a wonderful musical recital by the pupils was presented after which refreshments were served.  Lots more pictures to follow later in a special feature.  Click on the image to enlarge.  (S.R.)

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

We thank John Greene for the much appreciated advance information on his Radio Documentary this week.  “Where the Road Takes Me” at 7pm Today (Sunday, 21st May 2017) on C103 is presented by John.  (S.R.)

Lough Hyne is Irelands first Marine Nature Reserve and one of the most beautiful spots in the country. It’s situated 5 kilometres South-West of Skibbereen, just off the Skibbereen Baltimore road.

The marine lake is connected to the Atlantic Ocean via Barlogue Creek by a narrow channel known as the rapids. The area is a scientists paradise, steeped in history and with more folklore than you can imagine. Its history though is at times tragic, as half the population here died during the famine. Also, Fineen O’Driscoll, the last great O’Driscoll chieftain spent his final days here, destitute and alone in his island castle in the centre of Lough Hyne. continue reading the full article ““Where the Road Takes Me” at 7pm Today on C103″

Wishing Our All-Ireland Boxing Finalists Supreme Every Success

Friends and Supporters of All-Ireland Boxing Finalists Chloe, Megan and Leah – all of the Competitors from the Aubane/Mushera area of Millstreet – wish every success to the three excellent Sports Ambassadors as they compete in this highly prestigious Boxing Final in Dublin. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)

Updated: Results from the All Ireland Girls Boxing Championships:
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Death Notice: Maurice Walsh, Ickenham, Uxbridge, England & late of Dooneen, Millstreet

Phil Walsh very kindly emailed us on Tuesday night (16th May 2017) to share the sad news that his father, Maurice, peacefully went to his Eternal Reward on Tuesday morning.   We extend our heartfelt sympathy to the Walsh Family (and all other relatives) at this challenging time on the very sad departure of dear Maurice, R.I.P. – a true gentleman of the very highest calibre and friend supreme of his native Millstreet. He has most certainly left his wonderful mark on the history of Millstreet especially in our Museum. So many know the name of Maurice Walsh a native of his beloved Dooneen beside Millstreet Railway Station. How magnificently generous he has been to Millstreet in his presenting of such treasured items such as the now famous Gramophone and “Dobo” – the Mobo Horse. These two items alone delight our many visitors national and international. May Maurice rest in peace as he joins his dear wife Eva (who died in January 2017) in their Heavenly Home.  Ar dheis Dé go raibh a n-anamnacha dílse (May they both rest in peace).   Maurice loved to receive “Clara News” and constantly pictured Clara Mountain as he fondly remembered it from childhood.  He made available to Millstreet Museum the many books, photographs and historic items from the very impressive collection of the late Paddy Dillon.  He was also in regular phone communication with the Garvey Family and treasured the occasion when he met Joe Garvey at Millstreet Museum when he visited Millstreet for the funeral of his brother, John (Jack) who had given many wonderful years of dedicated service to CIE at Millstreet Railway Station.   Maurice was such a gifted gentleman in such areas as a craftsman supreme and a magnificent calligrapher.  Below we share a special 1980s image of the truly marvellous Couple.  It has been a great privilege to have known and met with Maurice and Eva both of whom have so enriched our lives.  (S.R.) 

Eva & Maurice Walsh pictured in the 1980s delivering the now famous Gramophone (in Millstreet Museum) to Victoria Coach Station in London where I travelled to Ireland with it and other historic items on a Slattery’s Coach.

The Strong Boy Of The Schoolyard

Far north of this countryside near Warrnambool
In the mid to late fifties in Millstreet Town i went to primary school
Years later one who would prove himself a man among men
Humphrey Kelleher was the strong boy of the schoolyard back then

Humphrey as a young teenager full of youthful elan
As a boy tall and sturdy and as strong as a man
Not gentle or shy but not a bully in any way
Yet any boy who tested his might had some price for to pay
continue reading the full article “The Strong Boy Of The Schoolyard”

Genealogy: John Healy and Margaret Hinchin

Hello, I was hoping someone had information on my gggrandparents John Healy and Margaret Hinchin. Both born around 1832 in Cork. Their children were born in Cullen Cork and lived in Millstreet for a while.
Margaret’s father was Daniel Hinchin b. about 1804 her mother was Margaret Ahern b. about 1804. Margaret had sisters born in Keale, Johanna, Abina. John Healy had sisters, Ellen and Hannah. All the siblings born in the 1830’s.
Margaret Hinchin died in Keale, Cork in 1901.

Thanks, Kate (from irelandxo.com)

Sincere Thanks for Guide Dogs Fund Support

Heartfelt thanks for the very generous support by the people and businesses of Millstreet regarding the recent Fundraising for the Guide Dogs Future Heroes Appeal.   An excellent €470.00 was raised.  We thank Hannah Crowley (who wishes to express her sincere appreciation for such a generous response to the Appeal) for this uplifting notice.  (S.R.)

Entries Invited for Millstreet Soap Box Derby 2017

Entries are invited for Millstreet Soap Box Derby 2017 which was scheduled to take place on Sunday 30th July from K&L Headquarters at Mount Leader proceeding to Clara Road.   This date has now been brought forward one week.  It now takes place on Sunday, 23rd July 2017 and the entry fee is €30.00.   Now is the time to be considering the building of safe creative Soap Boxes.  This was a hugely popular event when held two years ago.  It is being coordinated by Millstreet Men’s Shed.  Further information from Ivor Horton – on 087 363 3210 or by emailing ivorahorton@ gmail.com (S.R.)

Patricia’s Very Successful Coffee Morning Benefits Two Important Groups

Patricia Guerin wishes to thank most sincerely all those who helped, supported and did baking for the recent Coffee Morning in aid of Millstreet Day Care Centre and COPE Foundation, Mallow.  Thanks to Millstreet GAA for the use of the Community Hall.    The help and support from All was greatly appreciated.    The amount contributed to date is €1,240.00.  Mass has been offered for the intentions of All.   We thank Patricia for this Notice.  (S.R.)