Today is Voting Day in Ireland with Millstreet Participating at Scoil Mhuire B.N.S.

 

Voting Day 2019 in Millstreet on Fri. 24th May. Click on the image to enlarge. (S.R.)

Today, we are being asked to vote on three separate things:

  1. Local Council Elections (Macroom / Millstreet)
  2. European Elections (MEP for Ireland South)
  3. Divorce Referendum (fifteenth Amendment of the Constitution of Ireland)

Further details are below:  [read more …] “Today is Voting Day in Ireland with Millstreet Participating at Scoil Mhuire B.N.S.”

Four New Wonderfully Impressive Outdoor Seats Now in Place in Millstreet

With the superb assistance of Millstreet Tidy Towns Association, Cork Co. Council Millstreet Branch and Millstreet Community Council four new hugely impressive outdoor seats have been put in place in Millstreet – one outside St. Patrick’s Church – one near the Eurovision 1993 Display at West End Car Park and two more within the Pollinator Park in Drishane Road – all illustrated in our images below.   MCC had presented a cheque from the sale of the 2019 Calendar which helped to fund the cost of the four seats made in Ballingeary from Recycled Plastic.   The very comfortable seats are already proving to be wonderfully popular.   Sincere thanks to All involved in the installation of the four splendid seats.  Click on the pictures to enlarge.  (S.R.) [read more …] “Four New Wonderfully Impressive Outdoor Seats Now in Place in Millstreet”

Aubane Social Club 271 Years Anniversary Butter Road Walk in association with the IRD Bealtaine Festival on next Sunday 26th May

Aubane Social Club are holding the 271 years Anniversary Butter Road Walk in association with the IRD Bealtaine Festival on next Sunday 26th May at 2.00pm,the Walk will start from The Aubane Community Centre where John Kelleher will be your Guide as the walk makes its way on to the Kerrymans Table and will then return back to the Community Centre for Refreshments,Everybody very Welcome to attend.

Charity Table Quiz for Pieta House in McCarthys Bar Millstreet on this coming Friday Night May 24th

There is a Charity Table Quiz happening in McCarthys Bar Millstreet on this Friday Night May 24th at 8.30 pm for Pieta House,why not come along for a Good Night Out for a Great Cause,Everybody Welcome.

 

“Radio Treasures” Tonight from 9:30 Features Bluegrass Expert Greg and Cork’s Capitol Cinema is Recalled During Our 10pm Interviews

Cork Music Station is again available not only on laptop and phone but also on Internet Radio – To tune in just click here (S.R.)

Our 10pm interview tonight introduces Singer/Musician Bluegrass Expert Greg Blake from West Virginia USA  (pictured below with an enthusiastic audience in Millstreet Library during the current Festival of Bealtaine 2019).  And we meet with John O’Leary from Cork who was Projectionist supreme in the Capitol Cinema from 1960s.  John recalls a very special memory of JFK.  All this and much more tonight 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.  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!  Click on the image to enlarge.  Click here to tune into tonight’s Show.  (S.R.)

Greg Blake at Library 2019
Greg Blake Interview 2019
Mairéad & Tim Local Lotto Win May 2019 pictured at Tarrant’s Bar.
Smart Store Initiative at MCS 2019.
John O’Leary Capitol Cinema Projectionist 1960s at Ambassador Launch 2019
Bealtaine Tea Dance 2019 at Wallis Arms Hotel
TY Graduation 2019 at MCS
Launch of John McCormack Electric Edition 16 CD Collection at Ambassador Hotel, Cork on Sunday 19th May 2019

[read more …] ““Radio Treasures” Tonight from 9:30 Features Bluegrass Expert Greg and Cork’s Capitol Cinema is Recalled During Our 10pm Interviews”

Patricia Expresses Sincere Thanks

Patricia Guerin would like to thank most sincerely her Family and Friends and All those who were so good to her during her treatment.  Especially All those who prayed and had Masses said for her.   And heartfelt thanks to All those who gave of their time to take her for her treatment.   Masses have been offered for the intentions of All.   Thanking everyone most sincerely – Patricia Guerin.  (S.R.)

Voting for MCS Students Regarding Their ECOUNESCO Projects

The Large Flowered Butterworth

Pictured yesterday at Kippagh is a Large Flowered Butterworth, currently in bloom in the hills around Millstreet. It is a native of the upland acid bogs of Cork and Kerry. While it has beautiful flowers, the leaves below are carnivorous!!  Insects walk or fly onto the leaves, which roll at their edges to prevent escape – an unlikely occurrence – since butterworts possess the strongest natural glues known.  These leaves exude enzymes which digest certain parts of the insect’s body, the plant absorbing essential nourishment. After digestion the dry insect husk blows away. Butterworts overwinter as rootless resting buds. (You can see the insects on the leaves above 💀) [1 [read more …] “The Large Flowered Butterworth”

“Where the Road Takes Me” C103 This Sunday at 7

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

This week on ‘Where the road takes me’, John Greene travels to Dripsey to meet Mags McCarthy.

If you’re not familiar with her music and dancing, there’s a very good reason.   The past number of years have been spent abroad, expanding her career worldwide – in over forty two countries to be precise.

Having learned to dance at the age of four and mastered  many a musical instrument, her big break came when she was asked to join the Irish dance troupe – Rhythm of the Dance’ [read more …] ““Where the Road Takes Me” C103 This Sunday at 7″

First Mushera Platform Dance of the Season on Tommorrow Sunday May 19th

First Mushera Platform Dance of the Season on Tommorrow Sunday May 19th with Music by Tim Joe and Ann From 3 to 5.30pm,No Cover Charge,Everybody Welcome.

Millstreet Community Council Congratulates Mark & Darragh

Noel Buckley, Chairman, Millstreet Community Council Ltd. extends sincere congratulations to Mark Ellis having been selected at centre-back for the Cork Hurlers for their vital game against Limerick on Sunday, 19th May 2019.   Hope he has a great game.   Also – Millstreet Community Council wishes to pay tribute to Darragh Cashman for his superb displays with Cork Minor Footballers.  (S.R.)

Result:  Limerick 1-19 Cork 1-26 🙂

[read more …] “Millstreet Community Council Congratulates Mark & Darragh”

Upcoming Events at McCarthys Bar Millstreet

Charity Table Quiz in McCarthys Bar Millstreet on Friday Night May 24th at 8.30 pm for Pieta House,why not come along for a Good Night Out for a Great Cause,Everybody Welcome.  

Saturday Night May 25th : Music by Autumn Gold

Bank Holiday Saturday Night June 1st : Music by The Rogues

Bank Holiday Sunday Night : Music by Anthony Lehane

The Boss Murphy Musical Legacy: New CD by the Shandrum Céilí Band

The new CD by the The Shandrum Céilí Band ‘The Boss Murphy Musical Legacy’ is being launched. If you want to get your hands on a copy as soon as possible, get yourself to our CD launch in Buttevant on Saturday night at 8pm!

[read more …] “The Boss Murphy Musical Legacy: New CD by the Shandrum Céilí Band”

Wonderful Afternoon Tea, Superb Concert and Colourful Plant & Card Sale at Cuan Mhuire, Farnanes on Thurs. 23rd May 2 -5pm

We thank Marie Casey for alerting us to this very special event which promises to be a truly uplifting occasion. A royal welcome awaits everyone.   Supporting Cuan Mhuire is greatly appreciated and encouraged.  Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)

Supporting Luke in World Youth Fly Fishing Championships 2019

Click on the image to enlarge. (S.R.)
Thomas Galvin – one of the dedicated Fundraisers supporting Luke O’Donoghue as Irish Representative at the forthcoming World Youth Fly Fishing Championships in August 2019 in the Czech Republic. We wish Luke every success and encourage support for this major occasion.  (S.R.)

Recalling Eurovision 1993 on its 26th Anniversary Today – 15th May 2019

Today, Wednesday 15th May 2019 marks the exact 26th Anniversary of the magnificent Eurovision Song Contest held on Sat. 15th May 1993 at 8pm in Millstreet’s superb Green Glens Arena where Noel C. Duggan and Family accorded a royal welcome to the world on this hugely historic and highly significant event.  To mark the occasion we have delved into our Millstreet Museum Archives to share just a small selection of images recalling such a fascinating and forever memorable time here in Millstreet.  Click on the pictures to enlarge.  (S.R.) And we continue below sharing 13 more images of the truly magical occasion: [read more …] “Recalling Eurovision 1993 on its 26th Anniversary Today – 15th May 2019”

“Radio Treasures” Tonight from 9:30 to 11:00 on Cork Music Station

Our 10pm interview tonight introduces James Wickham from USA  (pictured below following our chat at Cinnamon Restaurant, West End, Millstreet) with treasured family roots near Ballydaly.  All this and much more tonight 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  to be uploaded 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!  Click on the image to enlarge.  Click here to tune into tonight’s Show.  (S.R.)

A Farewell

Now I am bound for a far foreign shore
Farewell to the schoolmates I left in Rathmore
Like wise Nohovil that was once dear to me, and my fond relations is sweet Knocknagree.
Farewell and adieu to each smiling lass with whom I had many a pint and a glass, it is on them I’d ponder wherever I roam and my heart it will wander far back to my home.
Farewell to Millstreet that neat little town of honour, and beauty, of fame, and renown, of pleasure, and pastime and sweet unity, and those distant fond objects remind me of thee

II
Farewell to the groves round sweet Coomlegane
the pond and the castle to the East lies Drishane
Charming Mount Leader with its murmuring rills,
and its tapering heather grows tall o’er the hills.
Farewell to Kilmeedy that romantic maze that stood so attractive to the travellers gaze
With its gigantic walls that were built in days of yore, by that once proud chieftain called McCarthy Mor

III
In the West Clara Mountain comes next in my view where from each crystal fountain its source did persue
Where the verdure of Spring and the heather flowers grow and the bright milk maid singing in that valley below,

Its down by that Mountain by each cooling shade by Clara and Mt Leader right oft times I strayed and its heathery slopes where I once laid my brow and its castles and cascades of the banks of Finnow

[read more …] “A Farewell”

Public Meeting at Aubane Community Centre on this Tuesday 14 May at 8.00 pm.(Meeting is in Relation to Poor Condition of Roads and Bridges in the Area)

The Aubane Social Club are hosting a Public Meeting at Aubane Community Centre on tonight Tuesday 14 May at 8.00 pm.This Meeting is in relation to the condition of the Bridges at Aubane Creamary and at the approach of Aubane Community Centre and the condition of the Tooreenbawn Road which is very dangerous. We hope Public Representatives will be there on the Night. We are asking the PUBLIC TO TURN UP AND HAVE THEIR SAY.