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”
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”
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.)
It belongs to a Mazda and it has a blue lizard keyring attached (similar to the one pictured here).
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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”
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”
The new address of Cullen National School’s website is now www.cullenns.ie
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
2-Bedroom Apartment to Let in Millstreet Town
Short or Long Term Lettings available
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”
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″
Updated: Results from the All Ireland Girls Boxing Championships:
… continue reading the full article “Wishing Our All-Ireland Boxing Finalists Supreme Every Success”
Infinite TAI CHI – “Meditation in Movement” – gentle but powerful movement.
NEW Infinite TAI CHI classes are starting today Monday 22nd in Millstreet Parish Centre 7.30-8.30 pm
To book your place contact Irina at 085 7180291
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.)
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”
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)
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 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.)
Radio Treasures now on air until 11pm (Tues. 16th May 2017).
Teach Iosagain, Rathmore, Co Kerry
3 routes to choose from 55k,85k and 110k.
€20 for cycling Ireland members
€30 for non cycling Ireland members
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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.)