John Sing Used To Say

John Sing used to say that Clara Mountain would outlive the Seasons of time
That it was a very ancient landmark when Fionn mac Cumhaill was in his prime
Sing was such a marvellous character in mood one i never see down
Will there ever again be one like him in Duhallow’s old Millstreet Town?

John Sing used to say Millstreet is in the Diocese of Kerry and we live in the County of Cork
And that many he grew up with migrated to big Cities like London and New York
And though we may feel quite important on the map of the World we are small
Not many beyond the shores of Hibernia would have heard of Millstreet at all [read more …] “John Sing Used To Say”

Hands for Life – Free Community CPR Training

Hands for Life – Free Community CPR Training – run by the Irish Heart Foundation will be held in Ballydaly Hall on, Tuesday, November 26th from 8pm – 9pm. Admission is free.
To book a place on the course please ring Peg (087)9268452 or Kathleen (087)2846906 before November 20th, as we need numbers for course to go ahead.
Topics covered include: what to do in an emergency e.g heart attack, cardiac arrest (compression/defibrillator) stroke, choking etc.
A defibrillator for public use is at Guerin’s Shop in Ballydaly

[read more …] “Hands for Life – Free Community CPR Training”

Millstreet Community Text Alert 2020

Millstreet Community Text Alert is accepting applications from those who wish to renew or join the Text Alert System for 2020 at a cost of  €10.

Application forms are available from Wordsworth, Millstreet & Guerin’s Shop, Ballydaly.  Closing date for receipt of applications is Saturday 30th November.

Millstreet Vintage Club Presentation to CART Group in Carriganima

A Great Night was had last night at The Pub in Carriganima where Millstreet Vintage Club Members made a presentation to CART Carriganima of €1,177.50 proceeds from the Charity Tractor Run the Club ran last September to go towards their running costs for the Area Rural Bus Service. The Club are delighted to be associated once again this year with such a worthy cause, many thanks to CART Carriganima and the Pub Carriganima for the hospitality that we were given last night in Carriganima, and Millstreet Vintage Club look forward to working with this great group again in 2020. We thank Daniel Lane and Matthew Twomey for the photos.

[read more …] “Millstreet Vintage Club Presentation to CART Group in Carriganima”

“Where the Road Takes Me” at 7 this Evening on C103

We thank Presenter, John Greene, for advance information re this evening’s programme….10th Nov. 2019.  (S.R.)

This Sunday evening on C103, John Greene brings you another edition of ‘Where the road takes me’, as he returns to the Lough in Cork City’s Southside.

It’s the second and concluding programme which outlines the life and times of one of Cork’s best known entertainers Billa O’Connell. 

This week we hear Billa’s favourite songs and stories, and his time as entertainment manager at one of Cork’s famous hotels.

We hear about his decision to book Hollywood actor, boxer and singer, the gorgeous Gael himself Jack Doyle.

And, on hearing of the mutual admiration between Doyle and Cork hurler Christy Ring, Billa worked on bringing both stars together.  [read more …] ““Where the Road Takes Me” at 7 this Evening on C103″

Remembering Our Faithful Departed in November 2019

For putting in place the truly magnificent November Garden 2019 in St. Patrick’s Church, Millstreet we extend sincere thanks to Parish Secretary, Sharon Lane and her wonderfully dedicated Team including her mother, Mary – also Declan Crowley of Milltech for the exquisite graphic design – Canon John Fitzgerald, P.P. and Sacristan Julie Brady.  Here we share a selection of images illustrating the superb feature which so beautifully remembers All who have sadly gone to their Eternal Reward over the past year.   May they all rest in peace.   Click on the pictures to enlarge.  (S.R.) [read more …] “Remembering Our Faithful Departed in November 2019”

Black and white Cat Missing

Update: Trigger returned today (9th Nov)

Our Black and White two year old male cat missing since Sunday evening from the Tullig area. He was wearing a grey flea collar and is chipped and is neutered. He is a relatively big cat and has a black patch under his chin. If anyone saw him or sees him could they please phone 087 9064528.

[read more …] “Black and white Cat Missing”

Russell Brookes, Rallying Champion (1945 – 2019)

Former Rally Driver Russell Brookes was the three times Circuit of Ireland winner in 1977,  1978, and 1983. British Champion 1977 and 1985. He Visited Millstreet in 2011 and 2015 with his wife, recalling stories of completing against Billy Coleman and Ger Buckley regularly that time. Famous for driving his ‘Andrews Heat for Hire’ liveried cars, has passed away last week at the age of 74. [obituary]

[read more …] “Russell Brookes, Rallying Champion (1945 – 2019)”

Irish Leaving Cert Honours Grinds Classes

Irish Leaving Cert Honours Grinds Classes available to eager students wanting to achieve top marks held in Rathmore area by an experienced Kerry native Irish teacher with Oral Irish Examination experience in her own home. Class 1 : duration 1 hour, covers Paper 1 & 2, excellent H1 typed notes given and sample answers on the poems and stories, essays, debates and Novel covered. Class 2: duration 1 hour, Irish Oral class, complete top-class preparation for this exam worth 40%, by experienced examiner, excellent typed notes given for the 20 Sraith Phictiúr, the conversation and the poetry reading. There is limited availability, booking is essential to secure a place. Phone 087 9858133.

 

“Radio Treasures” on Cork Music Station 9:30 to 11pm this Tuesday

Tonight (Tues. 5th Nov. 2019) on “Radio Treasures” we remember the late Gay Byrne and we chat about the following:

The  winners at the Kinsale Literary Festival Words by Water which was held on Fri. 4th Oct. in Kinsale, Co. Cork.
Karen O’Connor formerly of Station Road, Millstreet was shortlisted and won an award for her poem “Buying Pineapple”. The poem was inspired by her daughter Holly`s imagination when she was a young child.
We thank Donie and Margaret Forde of Kinsale for the image and caption. Tap on the picture to enlarge. Karen is on extreme right. (S.R.)

All this and much more tonight  on Cork Music Station .   Also in tonight’s “Radio Treasures” we include musings, music and songs galore.  We remember our Faithful Departed.   And we chat about such a variety of topics as illustrated above – Tap on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.) Feel most welcome to make contact by logging into our “Seán Radley” Facebook chat page or by texting 086 825 0074 or use Whatsapp using ther same mobile number.  One may also email us on millstreetmuseum @eircom.net – Happy Listening!   Click here to tune into tonight’s Show.  (S.R.)

Bridget Kelleher, Drishanebeg (1860-1936)

Hello, I visited Millstreet this September but couldn’t quite catch up with Mr. Radley. My great-grandmother was Bridget Mary Francis Kelleher and was born in Millstreet 1 FEB 1861. Her parents were Timothy Kelleher and Johannah Murphy. She and her husband, David Morrissey (or Morrison) emigrated to the US in 1889. I’d love to make contact with any relatives and to know more about the family. Thanks for any help anyone can provide. [1]
Best wishes,
Michael Morrissey
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The below information is added by the admin to give some context, and to figure out who her family were. Easy enough to track Bridget, but we’re at a bit of a loss to figure out immediate family:  [read more …] “Bridget Kelleher, Drishanebeg (1860-1936)”

Bernard to be on the Poetry Corner this evening

In the Poetry Programme on 3rd November 2019, at 7:30 pm on RTÉ Radio 1, presenter Olivia O’Leary is joined by poets Bernard O’Donoghue and Ailbhe Ní Ghearbhuigh.

In July 2019, Bernard O’Donoghue and Ailbhe Ní Ghearbhuigh took part in an event recorded before an audience in Doneraile Court in County Cork, one of the Heart of Summer series of events organised by Poetry Ireland and the Office of Public Works.

Olivia O Leary and Bernard O Donoghue at Doneraile Court

Born in Cullen, County Cork, Bernard O’Donoghue has lived in Oxford since 1965. At sixteen, after his father died, he left Ireland to live in England, where he attended St. Bede’s College and  [read more …] “Bernard to be on the Poetry Corner this evening”

Superb Cheque Presentations at The Pub in Carriganima

Sincere congratulations to Jimmy Murphy and his totally dedicated Team on another supremely successful fundraising Run/Walk/Jog event at Carriganima some weeks ago.  On Saturday, 2nd Nov. 2019 at The Pub two most impressive cheques (€1,250.00 each) were presented to Representatives of Macroom & Millstreet Community Hospitals – in the presence of an enthusiastic audience, of Scottish Singer supreme – Johnny Bremner – and following Katie Taylor’s World Boxing Win.   Addressing the assembly of people we listened to Carriganima’s Newly Appointed Priest – Fr. Joe Rohan (a native of Midleton) who referred to his admiration for the great work for which Carriganima is famous.   Here we share the overall picture of both cheques being presented.  More images to follow later.  Tap on the picture to enlarge.  (S.R.)
[read more …] “Superb Cheque Presentations at The Pub in Carriganima”

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

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

For well over half-a-century he’s been entertaining Cork audiences young and old.  The stage on Cork’s opera House became his second home.  

He was made a freeman of Cork City, and received an honorary MA Degree from UCC  for his contribution to Cork’s Cultural life. 

Most people don’t believe in fairytales, but he has good reason to, as he eventually got to marry Cinderella. 

On ‘Where the road takes me’ this week, John Greene goes to the Lough in Cork City to speak to Billa O’Connell. 

There’s songs and plenty of wit from the man who starred in many a Cork Opera House pantomime, and ‘Summer Revels’ which ran for two decades.  [read more …] ““Where the Road Takes Me” at 7pm Sunday on C103″