“Where the Road Takes Me” Remembers Declan Ryan on C103

We thank Presenter, John Greene, for advance information to this Sunday (24th March 2019) evening’s programme at 7 on C103 (S.R.)

Another one of Cork’s Showband stars has passed away.

Over the Bank Holiday weekend, Declan Ryan died peacefully at his home in Blackrock on Cork City’s Southside.

On this week’s edition of ‘Where the road takes me’, John Greene pays tribute to the man who once fronted the ‘Regal’ and ‘Arrivals’ showbands.

We hear excerpts from an interview recorded with him over two years ago, in which he describes leaving his job at the parcels office in CIE, to become a fulltime singer and musician.  At seventeen years of age, Declan, as lead singer with the Regal, was now earning twice as much as his father was.

                  We hear how his big hit ‘I need you’ came about, and reached number six in the Irish charts in 1965.

And…………. [read more …] ““Where the Road Takes Me” Remembers Declan Ryan on C103″

Johnny Hickey Memorial Spring Car Run on Tommorrow Sunday March 24th

Millstreet Vintage Club Johnny Hickey Memorial Spring Car Run on Tommorrow  Sunday March 24th next,Johnny was a Founding Member and former Chairman of Millstreet Vintage Club and was a highly Respected Person both in the Club and beyond so its a pleasure for Millstreet Vintage Club to be holding the Inaugural Johnny Hickey Run,The Millstreet Pipe Band will lead off the Run from the Square in Millstreet and this will be very appropriate as Johnny was a very active and Enthusiastic Member of the Pipe Band,a Nice Scenic Route has been laid on with Sign on at the Wallis Arms Hotel from 10.30 am and take off at 12 Noon,Johnny Hickey Memorial Cup up for grabs for Best Car on the day,we will be returning back to Millstreet for the conclusion of the Run with Dinner at the Wallis Arms Hotel for more details Call Bernard on 087 7924406, Willie on 087 2229874 or Denis on 087 2033350.

Wonderful Response to Daffodil Day 2019 in Millstreet

The response to the fundraising Daffodil Day 2019 in aid of the Irish Cancer Society within the Millstreet area was hugely supportive with a most impressive total (as of now) of €4,100.00 lodged into the account of the Irish Cancer Society.  We thank Phil Sheehan of the Coordinating Team for the update.   This is a very encouraging result from today’s tremendous work by several Volunteers outside Herlihy’s Centra, Millstreet Post Office, Supervalu and Coleman’s Centra – especially when one considers that weather truly affected the overall national response and the ICS is not confident that the annual target of €4 million will be reached this year so nationwide the appeal continues.   Here we feature some 10 images from today’s Daffodil Day in Millstreet Town.  The Organising Team extends sincere thanks for such a superb response here in Millstreet.  Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.) [read more …] “Wonderful Response to Daffodil Day 2019 in Millstreet”

Today is National Daffodil Day in Aid of Irish Cancer Society

This Friday, 22nd March 2019 is National Daffodil Day in aid of the Irish Cancer Society.   Dedicated Volunteers are at a variety of venues throughout Millstreet Town.   The generous support for such a praiseworthy cause is greatly appreciated.  Yesterday on 21st March in Millstreet G.A.A. Community Hall a special Coffee Morning for the very same cause was most successful and had been coordinated by Mary Fitzgerald (in red on third image below).  We share a selection of images from that event.  Click on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.) [read more …] “Today is National Daffodil Day in Aid of Irish Cancer Society”

Millstreet Vintage Club Charity Pub Table Quiz Friday March 29th

Millstreet Vintage Club Charity Pub Table Quiz Organised and Sponsored by McCarthys Bar in Millstreet on Friday Night March 29th at 9pm,

Proceeds in aid of Local Charities,

Local Groups and Friends are asked and encouraged to field Teams for what promises to be a a Fun Night Out,Spot Prizes to be won on the Night,Table of Four €40,

For Details Contact Myra on 087 2742569.

Prestigious Grand Marshal 2019 Role in New York for Neil O’Sullivan Who Has Cullen Connections

We thank Annabelle O’Sullivan for sharing this uplifting and very interesting article with us. Click on the image to enlarge. (S.R.)
Neil is nephew of the late Con O’Sullivan of Lyreaoune, Cullen and his truly important role in this year’s New York and Staten Island St. Patrick’s Day Parades is highly prestigious.
His father, Tim O’Sullivan (Corney) came from Lyreaoune, Cullen, and his mother, Katherine Murphy’s  people came from Knocknashinnagh , Cullen.   And, in addition, both father and son shared the same very special honour.   We extend sincere congratulations on such a tremendous honour.

Millstreet Knitting Together Supporting Greater Chernobyl Cause

Fiona Corcoran, Chief Executive/Founder “The Greater Chernobyl Cause” (in centre with purple cap) was delighted to accept from “Millstreet Knitters Together” a wonderful variety of beautifully knitted caps etc. as well as sacks of clothes for the most praiseworthy cause. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)
“Millstreet Knitters Together” meet on a weekly basis at Main Street and have, over the years, supported many wonderful causes through their very creative knitting projects. And there’s always a welcome cuppa and scones at the end of each session.
We thank Mary Buckley of Laught for alerting us to this excellent local Group whose work and support is most impressive.

[read more …] “Millstreet Knitting Together Supporting Greater Chernobyl Cause”

“Radio Treasures” Tuesday 19th March on Air 9:30 to 11:00pm

Our 10pm interview tonight takes us back to St. Patrick’s Day Mass 2019 and “Highland Cathedral”-on Cork Music Station    Also in tonight’s “Radio Treasures” we include musings, music and songs galore.  And we chat about the many items illustrated below. 1. Margaret Moynihan at Millstreet Gramophone Circle – excellent programme.  2. Sponsored Walk by MCS Students from School to Drishane Estate and back in aid of School Library Development.  3.   Andrew Dennehy’s Tractor in Millstreet St. Patrick’s Day Parade.  4. Champion Climber Tom Lehane visits Presentation N.S. on St. Patrick’s Week.  Lots more images of these topics later   Click on the images to enlarge. Feel most welcome to make contact by logging into our “Seán Radley” Facebook chat page or by texting.  One may also email us on millstreetmuseum @eircom.net – Happy Listening!

Annual Coffee Morning This Thursday Coordinated by Mary Fitzgerald for Daffodil Day 2019

The Annual Coffee Morning coordinated by Mary Fitzgerald for Daffodil Day in March 2019 is always wonderfully supported.    The event takes place in Millstreet GAA Community Hall this Thursday 21st March from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m..   Everyone is most welcome.  On Friday 22nd March – Daffodil Day 2019 – there will be a number of usual venues throughout

The great effort maintained throughout Daffodil Day on Friday, 27th March 2015 resulted in a grand total of €4,053.00 for the Irish Cancer Society. We thank Phil Sheehan for this important information. Click on the image to enlarge. (S.R.)

the town where one can contribute and receive the various emblems as well as bunches of daffodils – all in aid of the Irish Cancer Society (S.R.)

David and Katie on the Late Late Show

In November 2015, David Nolan from Kilcorney, and his girlfriend Katie survived the terror attack at the Bataclan theatre in Paris which claimed the lives of 90 people. A month later David proposed, and the couple went on to welcome a beautiful daughter in to their lives in 2016. Last December, they received news that no parent wants to hear, and the couple joined Ryan Tubridy on the Late Late Show to discuss their daughter’s life changing diagnosis. See the full interview on the RTÉ Player. Below is a shorter clip from the interview:

Upholding a Wonderful St. Patrick’s Day 2019 Tradition in Millstreet

Blessed with fresh weather conditions on Sunday 17th March 2019 the wonderful morning tradition was upheld of St. Patrick’s Day Mass in St. Patrick’s Church where the Millstreet Pipe Band truly enhances the liturgy especially with the magnificent “Highland Cathedral” with pipes and organ (the repeat of which may be heard this Tuesday at 10pm on “Radio Treasures” on Cork Music Station) and also gives a brief recital in the Church Grounds. The organist with the Millstreet Choir was Jane Daly.  The Celebrant of the Mass was Fr. Billy Radley with Concelebrants Fr. Paddy O’Byrne and Fr. Seán Tucker.  Here we share some 21 images from the very special annual occasion.  The Band took part in the Parade at 5pm for the amazing 67th time.   Present in our group image are two of the Members who have been in the Band since the early 1950s – Tim O’Shea and Liam Coffey.  Click on the pictures to enlarge.  (S.R.) [read more …] “Upholding a Wonderful St. Patrick’s Day 2019 Tradition in Millstreet”

TechWorks Festival at Green Glens Attracts Huge Young Audience

It’s rare to see double decker buses in Millstreet but on Sat. 16th March 2019 a number of them were part of the transport bringing huge numbers of enthusiastic young people to Green Glens for the annual TechWorks Festival.  Participants travelled from many parts of Ireland and some came from the UK also.  The event commences shortly after midday and ended at midnight.   The occasion was very well coordinated and security was most professional.   Such was the volume of the modern music that it echoed beyond Green Glens.   Clearly it was a happy and enjoyable occasion for the great number of participants.  We thank Thomas, Pat and Muireann and the TechWorks organisers for permitting us to share images from the very colourful event.  Click on the pictures (almost 40) to enlarge.  (S.R.) [read more …] “TechWorks Festival at Green Glens Attracts Huge Young Audience”

Millstreet CCÉ Play at St. Patrick’s Eve Mass

Maintaining a wonderful tradition at St. Patrick’s Church in Millstreet – Members of Millstreet CCÉ played a number of superb traditional airs at Mass on the Eve of St. Patrick’s Day 2019.   The blessed shamrock was placed near the altar.  Celebrant was Canon John Fitzgerald, P.P..   Beannachtaí na Féile Pádraig oraibh go léir – The Blessings of St. Patrick to All.  Click on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.) [read more …] “Millstreet CCÉ Play at St. Patrick’s Eve Mass”

Carriganima St. Patrick’s Parade on Monday 18th March at 3pm

Last year’s Carriganima Parade took place in snowy conditions as illustrated in our 2018 images.  It was Fr. Anthony Wickham who was Grand Marshal of the ever popular Parade.  Shane McCarthy of Carriganima very kindly assisted us in video recording the wonderful event.   This year’s Parade takes place on this Monday at 3pm.  Everyone is very welcome.  As always a mighty atmosphere at The Pub follows where many assemble.  Seán Murphy, Coordinator supereme, will as usual act as MC on the day during which his commentary of the Parade is always both witty, humorous and informative.  And Seán has just informed us that this year’s Grand Marshal will be the very same Fr. Anthony Wickham.   Click on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.) [read more …] “Carriganima St. Patrick’s Parade on Monday 18th March at 3pm”

Looking for a Photo from The Clonbanin Commemoration 1971

Ciara sent us the below message, can anyone help her in her search?

Hi, I’m trying to find anyone who might have a photo of the 1971 commemoration of the Clonbanin Ambush. My grandfather took part and my Dad remembers a photo was taken of the surviving IRA men including my grandfather. I’ve searched online newspaper archives but haven’t found anything.
Thank you. Ciara

Read more about the Clonbanin Ambush

Reen’s Life Pharmacy Presents Sports Bibs & First Aid Kit to Millstreet Juvenile Club

Members of Millstreet and Duarigle Gaels Juvenile Club were delighted to receive a new set of Sports Bibs as well as a Full First Aid Kit from Mairéad Reen of Reens Life Pharmacy Millstreet. Our picture was taken at Millstreet Astroturf on Thursday, 14th March 2019. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)