Stray White Cat in Mount Leader Estate Area of Millstreet

This very friendly white cat appears to be a stray and has been seen in the Mount Leader, Clara Road area of Millstreet over the past few days. Any information would be appreciated so that we can reunite with its Owner. In the meantime neighbours in the area have been taking good care of the cat. Information please to: millstreetmuseum @eircom.net or to our Comment Page here on the website. Sincere thanks. (S.R.)

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

Tonight, due to a number of requests, we are repeating the entire Eurovision Special programme of last Tuesday night on “Radio Treasures” tonight.   And an update regarding C103 – Eily Buckley is scheduled to feature on an interview around noon on today (Tuesday) in advance of the much anticipated Daniel & Majella Roadshow with Eily tonight at 8:30 on RTÉ 1 television.  (S.R.)

While the pictures below remind us of some of the magic moments experienced in the Millstreet area in the past – tonight on “Radio Treasures” our focus is on the 25th Anniversary of the Eurovision Song Contest of 1993.   We invite you to tune in from 9:30 to 11:00 tonight where you will hear a wide variety of local people and visitors whom we’ve recently recorded recalling their own special memories of the Millstreet Eurovision which became a reality due to Eurovisionary Noel C. and the Duggan Family supported by a wonderfully dedicated local Committee.  Log into  www.corkmusicstation.com


[read more …] “Eurovision Memories on “Radio Treasures” Tonight from 9:30 to 11:00″

“Where the Road Takes Me” – The Butter Road – C103 at 7 This Evening

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

This week on ‘Where the road takes me’, John Greene concludes a two part
programme on the building of a tourist road between Killarney and Cork in
1748 – 270 years ago almost to the day.

The road which later became known as ‘The Butter Road”, was built by John
Murphy from Cahirciveen, who suffered heavy financial losses as a result..

This week….

* With the aid of Rachel Foley from ‘Ancestors from Ireland’, we
paint a more comprehensive picture of the elusive John Murphy

* At the butter market museum in Shandon, we discover how a failure
to move with the times resulted in the demise of the lucrative butter
business

And…. [read more …] ““Where the Road Takes Me” – The Butter Road – C103 at 7 This Evening”

Getting Ready for World Fiddle Day in Scartaglin Sat. 19th May 2018

Looking down the valley into Millstreet & over to Taur/ Rockchapel on the horizon.. Ready for World Fiddle Day! Hannah O Regan, Orlaith Twomey, Anna Buckley, Leah Murphy, Emer Twomey, Aoife & Meadhbh McCarthy.. representing Millstreet at the World Fiddle Day Concert & Celebrations Scartaglin 19/5/18.

Musicians Supreme getting ready for World Fiddle Day 2018.  Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)

We thank P.J. Teahan for the Scartaglin Poster. (S.R.)

Wonderful Success in Castleisland for Danielle & Frank O’Riordan

The Kerry Athletics U9 to U16 Track and Field Championships were held in An Ríocht Castleisland last Saturday and Sunday in the glorious sunshine! Frank and Danielle O’Riordan from Dromsicane, Millstreet both did really well. Frank winning Bronze in the U 13 shot Putt with his best throw this season. His sister Danielle was: 
1st in u13 shot
4th in U13 javelin
2nd u13 relay
1st U 14 Hammer
2nd U14 Discus
3rd in U14 Relay

Sincere congratulations to Danielle and Frank on such magnificent achievements in the world of sport.  (S.R.)

Annual Fancy Dress Stretcher Race

The Bush Bar hosts the Annual Charity Stretcher Race this June 3rd. It is in aid of the Ian O’Connell Trust Fund and the Fight For Fionn.

Fionn Barry has spent most of his short life suffering and in hospital yet despite this he is still fighting for answers. He was diagnosed at 6 months with infantile spasms which has evolved into a seriously debilitating and Life limiting illness and needs 24 hour care.

16-year-old Ian O’Connell fell from his bike in Killarney National Park, sustaining damage to his neck and spine. The popular young sportsman is undergoing occupational therapy and physiotherapy at the rehabilitation centre in Dún Laoghaire.  A trust set up to help a Killarney teenager who sustained a life-changing injury last August.  [read more …] “Annual Fancy Dress Stretcher Race”

Storyteller Supreme Jack Healy at Library This Morning

Storyteller Supreme (first from left) Jack Healy provided a most entertaining hour of storytelling at Millstreet Library this morning for a wonderfully appreciative audience. Librarian Grace wished to apologise to anyone who may have thought that the event was to be on Wednesday as Grace just happened to indicate Wednesday on the Parish Newsletter although the date (15th May) was correctly mentioned. Click on the image to enlarge. (S.R.)

Memories of Eurovision 1993 on “Radio Treasures” Tuesday 9:30 to 11:00pm

Tuesday, 15th May 2018 is the exact 25th Anniversary of the 1993 Eurovision Song Contest in Millstreet to the very day.   To mark the historic occasion we share a selection of images (mostly from 1993) from Millstreet Museum Archives taken in Minor Row, at Green Glens and in the Museum.  And on Cork Music Station on Tuesday from 9:30pm we are transmitting a very special edition of “Radio Treasures” where we feature a wide variety of memories mainly from local people whom we’ve recently recorded and we also include some of the more popular songs from past Eurovisions.   We invite you to tune into our special Internet Radio Programme on www.corkmusicstation.com .   Access to our Cork Music Station is easily received by scrolling down and by clicking on the third Local Website Listing to the right of our homepage on www.millstreet.ie .  And if you wish to share a memory for another Eurovision Programme please let us know through the Seán Radley Facebook or email millstreetmuseum @eircom.net. Click on the pictures to enlarge.  Happy Listening!  (S.R.) [read more …] “Memories of Eurovision 1993 on “Radio Treasures” Tuesday 9:30 to 11:00pm”

Superb Variety of Splendid Transport in Millstreet at Weekend

This past weekend in Millstreet saw such a magnificent variety of transport – vintage and modern.  We witnessed two very impressive Steam Trains, a 51 strong Tractor Run, a Motor-cycle rally, Muskerry Vintage Car Club and some push bikes also passing through.   Here we share a selection of the hundreds of images we recorded this weekend. We include here the passing through of the first Steam Train (No. 4 Locomotive) – about one hour late (!) – on Sat. 12th May 2018 and will show the 10 minute stop of the second train on Sunday (which arrived 15 mins early!) Lots more to follow later.  Click on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.) [read more …] “Superb Variety of Splendid Transport in Millstreet at Weekend”

Norah Hickey features on the “Hot Country” Show Tonight

Norah Hickey features on the “Hot Country” Show on Sky Channel “Keep It Country” (Sky 376) tonight (14th May 2018). 

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

“Hot Country” Show is transmitted from 8 to 9pm on Mondays.  (S.R.)

Millstreet Vintage Club Tractor Run on Tommorrow Sunday May 13th

Millstreet Vintage Club are holding a Tractor Run on Tommorrow Sunday May 13th,
Sign on is at the Wallis Arms in Millstreet from 11am with Take Off at 12.30 pm Sharp,Nice Scenic Route planned with the Run returning back to Millstreet for the Finish. 
All Tractors both Old and New are welcome to take Part, for more details contact Johnny Flynn at 087 9230332.

Superb Language & Culture Night Filmed by TG4 at MCS

A truly magnificent range of wonderful language and cultural presentations took place at the annual event in Millstreet Community School on Thursday, 10th May 2018.  It was covered by TG4 for the television series “Guth an Phobail” for later transmission.  John Tarrant covered it for the “Corkman” while we were there for our Millstreet website.  Here we share a selection of images from the occasion which was a splendid credit to the participants and the organisers where our Irish Culture was creatively included in the wonderful mixture of global enriching cultures.  More images to follow in a future feature. Click on the pictures to enlarge.  (S.R.) [read more …] “Superb Language & Culture Night Filmed by TG4 at MCS”

Jenny is going to the World Championships

The very best of luck to Jenny Schmiedel who is taking part in the World Pole Dance Championships in Tianjin, China, next Monday (May 14th). Jenny, moved with her family years ago from Germany to Kilcorney, and wanted to do the exotic sport from the time she was a teenager, and her move to college in Cork gave her the chance she wanted.

Now she has achieved her dream of opening her own studio near CIT at EM Fitness and Nutrition where she gives pole dancing classes to all ages ranging from teens up to those in their 50’s and older.

 

[read more …] “Jenny is going to the World Championships”

Language and Culture Night – Thurs. 10th May 2018 in Millstreet Community School @ 7pm

This year’s Language and Culture Night will take place on Thursday 10th May in Millstreet Community School library/canteen, beginning at 7pm.  Once again it will be a chance to acknowledge and celebrate the different nationalities that are now present in Millstreet and the local area.  Everyone is welcome to attend this wonderfully inclusive community event.  (please note that filming will take place during the event for a forthcoming edition of the TG4 programme Guth an Phobail – Voice of the Community) 

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