In this House of Brede

In December 1974 there was an air of excitement in Millstreet as filming for part of the movie “In this House of Brede” took place at Drishane Castle. Adapted by James Costigan from the best-selling novel by Rumer Godden, In This House of Brede stars Diana Rigg (of the Avengers fame) as a widowed, fortyish business executive in search of a more meaningful life. She turns her back on the world of commerce and capitalism to enter a strict order of Benedictine nuns at Brede Abbey. Here, the peace of mind that Rigg seeks remains elusive, especially when her fidelity to her vows is questioned by the younger novices. Filmed on location at genuine convents in London and Ireland, In This House of Brede premiered February 27, 1975.

Above is a ten minute shortened version of the film, while below are some photos, and interesting extracts from newspapers. [read more …] “In this House of Brede”

Hollymount NS awarded at FÍS Film Project Awards

2014-11-06 Hollymount NS awarded at FÍS AwardsHollymount NS was delighted to take part in this year’s Fís Film project.
What is the FÍS Film Project? FÍS is a successful film project currently thriving in primary schools across Ireland. The initiative encourages children to explore the medium of film in the primary classroom developing essential skills in moving-image literacy, communication, teamwork, visual arts and even numeracy … oh yes, and it’s also lots of fun! ( 5th Nov 2014).

The Junior Room developed and created a film entitled ‘The Fairytale of Hollymount NS’, based on a tale about Snow White who decided to send her dwarfs and the three little pigs to see the ‘best school in Ireland!’ Every child in the class took part in the piece. The final project was submitted to Tralee Education Centre. The film was screened in Siamsa Tíre as part of Kerry Film Festival and Hollymount NS was presented with a plaque in recognition of the project.

We were delighted to be told that the film had been forwarded to Fís Film National committee for consideration. We were invited to [read more …] “Hollymount NS awarded at FÍS Film Project Awards”

On top of Mushera with a GoPro

Last week we had a video of a drone over Mushera, now there’s a video of someone with a GoPro video camera on top of Mushera. The video starts looking down at the gates of the Country Park, then turns around and up to the mound of stones at the very top which in older days held a wooden cross. then down to the cross overlooking balllinagree, down to the other St.John’s Well (there’s 3 wells on Mushera) and on…

No Limbs No Limits to be shown on RTÉ1 – TONIGHT

If you didn’t catch No Limbs No Limits Documentary/Film about Millstreet’s Joanne O’Riordan in the cinema’s – It’s on RTE 1 tonight at 10.15pm

No Limbs, No Limts | RTÉ One | Thursday 19th June | 10.15pm

For those that missed it tonight, it is available to view on the RTÉ Player for the next three weeks.

[read more …] “No Limbs No Limits to be shown on RTÉ1 – TONIGHT”

Ed’s Songs of Praise

Ed Smith - TodayFM DJAnd thus Ed’s Indie Disco on Saturday night radio was no more 🙁

Kilcorney man Ed Smith has moved his late night music show on TodayFM to Sunday night and it’s been renamed Ed’s Songs of Praise 🙂

The show is “three hours of the finest in indie, rock, hip hop and soul” … but actually, it’s super, an interesting, and refreshing listen.

Ed has been with TodayFM since 1998 (when he was legally adopted by them!). Aside from his own show, he produces the Paul McLoone Show (Mon-Thurs), does the movie reviews for the Matt Cooper Show, and you’ll hear him as a second presenter some evenings also.

Listen to Ed’s Songs of Praise every Sunday night from 10pm to 1am, or if you miss it, you can listen back on the TodayFM Player.

Contact the show on Twitter: @edsongsofpraise, by text @ 53102, or on Facebook

[read more …] “Ed’s Songs of Praise”

Join DJ Breeda on Cork Music Station tonight between 8.30 and 11

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Please do join me DJ Breeda tonight Wednesday Feb 26 from 8.30 to 11 on>>> For Requests, Text me on 087=6251029, or go to my Facebook page, you can also log on to the Chat page on, Hope ye can all join me for the best of Irish & Country.

LTV2 Programme 230 (Number 10 of 2014 Season) Now Online

Programme 230 which was broadcast last Thursday February 6 at 10.00pm is now online with a repeat of this show being transmitted tommorrow Sunday February 9 at 8.00pm.You can now watch our Tenth Programme of the Season right here at or on the LTV2 Facebook Page 
To receive reception one needs to retune analogue settings (available in menu “settings”). When scanning is complete one will now have the new channel – either UHF Channel 30 or UHF Channel 35 (or both in certain areas of Millstreet). All this depends on how strong the signal is in any given area. The UHF Channel 30 signal comes from the Carriganima direction whereas the UHF Channel 35 signal comes from the western side of Millstreet Town. This is now saved and is presently transmitting the EWTN (Religious) Channel.

Programmes of the 2013-2014 LTV2 Season

LTV2 Programme 1:  Edited by Seán Murphy
LTV2 Programme 2:  Edited by Bernard Crowley
LTV2 Programme 3:  Edited by Seán Radley
LTV2 Programme 4:  Edited by Willie Fitzgerald
LTV2 Programme 5:  Edited by Seán Murphy
LTV2 Programme 6:  Edited by Bernard Crowley
LTV2 Programme 7:  Edited by Seán Radley
LTV2 Programme 8:  Edited by Willie Fitzgerald

LTV2 Programme 9:  Edited by Bernard Crowley

LTV2 Programme 10:  Edited by Seán Murphy

Results & Fixtures: 8th January 2014

Kevin Crowley pictured playing for Cork seniors against LIT

GAA: Congrats to Kevin Crowley who was named in his first Cork Senior Football Squad, and then came on in the second half to score a fantastic goal, as Cork easily beat LIT by 3-22 to 0-6 in the McGrath Cup on Sunday 5th January [see our article with preview, photo and reports]

Kevin Crowley is at #20 again for Cork, in the Semi-Final of the McGrath Cup against UL at 2pm on Sunday 12th [teamsheet] (7th Jan)

Coursing: The Millstreet Meet was held on Friday 3rd, and Saturday 4th January 2014 [see our article with the full schedule, line up, results, and videos]

Athletics: CorkRunning has published stats on club membership in Cork. Millstreet has 72 members with 55 juveniles being very encouraging. [details]  (7th Jan)

Greyhounds: Crossfield Felix won race 10 – The 525 (Grade : A2) Flat 525 at Curraheen Park on Jan 4th in a time of 28.73 [result]

Millridge Sophie won race 7 – Book Your Unrecorded Trials Online 525 (Grade : A5) Flat 525 at Tralee on Jan 4th in a time of 29.19 [result]

Millridge Euro finished second in Race 9 – The Kate Browne’s Grandstand Restaurant 570 (Grade : A3) Flat 570 at Tralee on Jan 4th in a time of 29.19 [result]

Millridge Ghost finished second in race 4 – 20:40 – The 325 at Tralee on Jan 3rd [result]

Altamount Tom finished second in race 8 – The Find us on facebook 525 (Grade : A5) Flat 525 at Curraheen Park on Jan 3rd in a time of 29.49 [result]

Splendid Variety in This Evening’s LTV Broadcast….Due to Weather Conditions This Transmission Rescheduled for Broadcast at a Future Date

Dan Joe Kelleher of LTV has compiled a wonderful selection of past and present video footage for this evening’s LTV Sunday broadcast.   The following is the intended schedule:

5.30pm        Mass from St. John’s Well, Mushera in June 2013.  This is a repeat showing by popular request.  The Celebrant is Fr. Jackie Corkery.

6.30pm        A variety of excerpts from various current and past programmes beginning with Macroom’s Annual New Year’s Day Hunt 2014.    This is followed by a brief visit to the 2013 Christmas Pantomime at the Briery Gap in Macroom entitled “Babes in the Wood”.  Next we have a recording from “Éigse” 2004 in Ballyvourney.   We then visit “The Rambling House” in Boherbue where hopefully we shall get to see one of the very best recordings ever of the traditional “Brush Dance”.   And we finish with a delightful “Round the Fireside” feature recorded in the home of a French Family who have been coming on an annual basis to this wonderful holiday home in Aubane and who are most interested and proficient in Irish and Breton traditional music.   This evening’s LTV transmission is scheduled to conclude at 8.30 or soon thereafter.   Happy viewing!      (S.R.)

UPDATE:  Weather conditions appear to have affected transmission equipment necessary for broadcasting on Channels 30 and 35 UHF which serve the Millstreet area.   Dan Joe has indicated that the above programme line-up will be retransmitted at a future date when the equipment faults are corrected.   It’s quite possible that the current broadcast may be available in the LTV1 Macroom area and its surroundings.   Apologies for this interruption in transmission but one has no control over weather related effects.   (S.R.)

Millstreet Coursing Schedule & Lineup

Millstreet Coursing Club FRI/SAT 3rd/4th JAN (the 100th annual meeting)

Starting 11.30am both days @ Millstreet Town Park

Judge: Tony Reddan
Slippers: Martin Mulcahy & David O’Connor

Friday: Twice through Derby TS and Oaks TS. Once through North Cork Cup.
Saturday : Start with Tanyard Stake, Game Protection Cup and complete card.

Reserves in order:

1 : KINGSMILL ENCORE Kingsmill Dynamo ex Dillrock Nina
2 : BRANNIG RIODIEGO Musical Time ex Leigh Madam [read more …] “Millstreet Coursing Schedule & Lineup”

Millstreet In the News – 29th December 2013

Photo @ Cork Penny Dinners had Noel C Duggan celabrating his 81st birthday, where he rolled up his sleeves and presented them with a very generous donation (29th Dec)

Welfare Staff Threatened: The Irish independent reports on violent incidents workers have faced in the country’s under-pressure social welfare offices, including one in the Health Centre in Millstreet (Dec 28th)

Ever joyful to be alive after an encounter with smoke inhalation in her sleep – by Suzie who preaches at the Millstreet Methodist Group (28th Dec)

Video: Christmas Tree Dance: see the big Christmas Tree ‘dancing’ in the storm of St.Stephen’s night (Dec 27th)

Irish Mirror: At Christmas Mass in Sydney: The Irish Mirror has Shane Tarrant pictured in the Cork colours at Christmas Mass in Sydney (Dec 26th) (also in the Irish Examiner – Dec 27th)

Well done Donal on Cross Country bronze: Donal Burke of Kilcorney helped Cork claim bronze medals in the All-Ireland Cross Country Championships (26th Dec)

Irish Rascals a hit for Patricia: international success with her first publication, ‘Irish Rascals – Our Gang’ (26th Dec)

Children bring us the spirit of Christmas: Patrick Gilbourne was one of the winners of the Corkman’s Christmas Art Competition (26th Dec)

Joanne: I could be bringing Marty Morrissey to my debs from the Irish Independent (23rd Dec)

Fermoy & Mitchelstown schools take awards at school’s enterprise Christmas Trade Fair in Millstreet (23rd Dec)

A good time to escape from sad realities says Joanne O’Riordan in her column the Irish Examiner (23rd Dec)

Caroline’s 5000 Mile trip home to cook the Turkey: Caroline Dowling on the front to this week’s Corkman (23rd Dec) [Front Page]

Liminal Entwinings gives an outside view of the annual mass at Tubrid Well back (June 2013)


Results & Fixtures: 23rd December 2013

Athletics: At the Newmarket 5 km 22nd Dec (278 runners): 18:51 Martina Kiely, 19:26 Daniel Burke, 20:52 Denis Kiely, 21:28 John Sheehan, 21:56 Colm O’Connor, 22:13 Mary Finn (winner of F50’s), 25:45 Shane Browne [results]

Congrats to Donal Bourke on competing in the All Ireland U11 Cross Country Championships in Waterford IT Sports Campus (he’s still only 9!!) on December 15th, where he was in the Cork team that finished 3rd overall [U11 Individual Results, U11 Team Results], [Report by Millstreet AC]. Billy Cronin also competed in the U17s and was in the Cork Team that finished second,  [U17 Individual Results]

Soccer: AUL 3B: Los Zarcos v Ballincollig, 15th Dec (CANCELLED due to bad weather)

AUL 1A: Richmond v Millstreet Celtic, 14th Dec (CANCELLED due to bad weather)

GAA: Duhallow U20 Invitation Cup: Duhallow 2.17 Rathmore/Kilcummin 1-9, 23rd Dec [preview]

5km Fun walk/run on St.Stephens day at 11am from the GAA Hall, organised by Millstreet GAA. 5Euro adult, 3 Euro juveniles. Refreshments will be provided. Please support.

Greyhounds: Crossfield Lois won the semi-final of race 5 – The Bartlemy Rd Ltd. A3 525 Stakes. Semi-Final (Grade : A3) Flat 525, by a neck in a time of 29.01, at Curraheen Park on December 21st [result]

Ballydaly Danube won Race 9 – The Two Wheel Training A1 525 Stakes. Semi-Final (Grade : A1) Flat 525, in a time of 28.78, at Curraheen Park on December 21st [result]

Millridge Laura finished second in race 8 – The Benefit Night’s at the Stadium 750 (Grade : D4/5) Flat 750 in a time of 43.99, at Tralee on December 21th [result]

Mountleader Ilya finished second by a head at in race 2 – The Tote Trio Pool 325 (Grade : S6/7) Flat 325 in a time of 18.22, at Tralee on December 20th [result]

Millridge Queen won race 11 – The Hospitality Suites 525 (Grade : A3) Flat 525, by 2 lengths in a time of 29.00, at Tralee on Saturday evening (14th Dec) [result]

Ballydaly Danube finished second race 9 – The Two Wheel Training A1 525 Stakes. Round 1 Heat 2 (Grade : A1) Flat 525, by 4 lengths in a time of 29.42, at Curraheen Park on Saturday evening (December 14th) [result]

Christmas Pagent at St.Brendan’s NS Rathcoole

There was a great day (and night) of entertainment yesterday (18th Dec) with two performances of the Christmas Pageant at St.Brendan’s NS Rathcoole where the children did everyone proud. Here are two video clips of the preformances. There are more photos and videos on the School website With thanks to Maureen for this article.

Millstreet in the News – 20th December 2013

Under 20 Cup: The Corkman hopes the weather clears up, and looks at the teams for the annual Duhallow U20 Invitational Tournament (19th Dec) —-

MOLL Play a resounding success! A review of the play by Millstreet Community School transition year students, and a video of the first scene as the three priests interview the prospective candidates (19th Dec)

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas: The Christmas Pagent at St.Brendan’s NS Rathcoole with photos and videos (19th Dec)

Peat Heat: on Millstreet, horseriding, and bogs (24th March 2012)

Healthcare Assistants urgently required for Millstreet (17th Dec)

Sr Paschal/100th Birthday: A look back at the 100th birthday and life’s work of Sr.Paschal died this week (2011)

Passing of John Hall: He was the voice of Irish equestrian sport on RTE television for many decades, and he commentated and rode in Millstreet many years (17th Dec)

Awards at the Christmas Entrepreneurial Showcase in Millstreet: Top Awards for Davis College, while “Mini Millstreet” from Millstreeet Community School were awarded for Best Interview (17th Dec)

Donagh heads up redevelopment of Scotland Yard: Donagh O’Sullivan is MD of Galliard Group who are developing Scotland Yard (17th Dec)

Duhallow Board AGM: Healthy finances reported as Millstreet clubmen Jerry Doody and John Tarrant have been reelected as Cultural Officer and PRO respectively (12th Dec)

We had a lot to be grateful for in 2013 says Joanne O’Riordan in her Irish Examiner column (16th Dec)

O’Flynn Medical expand Homecare Market (16th Dec)

Photo: Steam Train in Millstreet 1980: Steam Train 171 “Slieve Gullion” at Millstreet 17th May 1980, which shows the middle platform, up and down roads with a loop to the left and goods store, which are all now gone … (12th Dec)

Results & Fixtures – 13th Dec 2013

Camogie:U16 County Championship Final: Millstreet v Cloughduv, Saturday 21st December at 12 pm, at Castle road Cork. (Cancelled due to weather)

U16 County Championship Final: Millstreet v Cloughduv, Dec 14th, at Castle road Cork. (Cancelled due to weather)

U16 County Championship S/F: Millstreet 2-7 Brian Dillons 1-6, Dec 7th [report] [U16 Results]

Soccer: John Murphy Munster Senior Cup Quarter Final: Millstreet CS 0 Carrick on Suir CBS 4, 11:30am, Wed Dec 11th @ Cooney Park, Rathcoole [Carrick report]
AUL 1A: Rathcoole Rovers 1 Hibernians 5, 8th Dec [see the latest tables below]
AUL 3B: Los Zarcos 1 Bweeng Celtic 1, 8th Dec
AUL 1A: Millstreet Celtic 2 Donoughmore Ath 0, 1st Dec

Rallying: At the Killarney Historic Stages Rally – 7th December: 6th – Mark Falvey/Diarmuid Lynch; 38th – Todd Falvey/Peter Falvey; 72nd John O’Sullivan/Denny O’Riordan; 78th – Conor Falvey; Stage 7 – Denis Buckley/Declan Casey [video of how their rally ended]  [full results]

Road Bowling: Tom Browne won the Gerald Healy Cup final at Kilcorney where he beat Kevin Ruby in the last shot (1st Dec). They were locked together in the early stages. Browne gained odds down the hill and went almost a bowl clear at Coleman’s bridge. Ruby cut the lead to Cullinane’s and pressed on to force a last shot.

GAA: Freshers League Final: UCC 2-11 DCU 1-11, Dec 12th. Kevin Crowley in great form again and scoring a point [report]

Best of luck to Jerry Doody and John Tarrant, who have been reelected as Cultural Officer and PRO respectively [read article]

Rallying: Best of luck to Charlie Drake who has been appointed to the New South Wales Rally Committee to try and improve and rebuild the sport over there.

Greyhounds: Crossfield Lois won race 10 – The Bartlemy Rd Ltd. A3 525 Stakes. Round 1 Heat 3, in a time of 28.76 at Curraheen Park (13th Dec). Into the final next weekend 🙂 [result]

Millridge Rosco finished second in race 2 – The Tote Trio Pool 325 (Grade : S8/9) Flat 325 in a time of 18.60, at Tralee on December 7th [result] [read more …] “Results & Fixtures – 13th Dec 2013”

Caroline Dowling on the Sunday Times

Caroline-DowlingMillstreet native Caroline Dowling is featured in the Sunday Times Business section today. She is president of the Integrated Network Solutions business group at  Flextronics (an international $24 billion company). We don’t have the full article to show at present, just the start of it (below)  [Seán has added some photos from the article]

Earlier this year she was also named one  of the “Top 50 Most Influential Women in Technology”. To read that article, just click this link.

Below is a video of Caroline answering questions, and is from a few years back:

[read more …] “Caroline Dowling on the Sunday Times”

Millstreet in the News – 20th November 2013

O’Flynn Medical Announces its Largest Expansion: Tadhg O’Flynn speaks of their recent successes in the health industry which will ensure the long-term viability of O’Flynn Medical … ( 20th Nov)

Millstreet Girls win UCD Scholarship: Three Millstreet girls received a U.C.D. Entrance Scholars Award in recognotion of their outstanding leaving cert. results … ( – Nov 20th)

Hurling Training Thursday:  Senior class hurlers are being put through their paces … (St. Brendan’s N.S. – 19th Nov)

Shine a spotlight on women in sport: Joanne O’Riordan enthuses about the Cork Ladies Football team’s All Ireland, but laments the lack of coverage for ladies sport in the media … (Irish Examiner 18th Nov)

Boxing: British Face-Off #7: Eubane v Collins: Chris Eubank talks about how Steve Collins got inside his head before the Millstreet bout back in 1995 (video) … ( 16th Nov)

In the Holly Bough: Niall and Conor Moynihan appear in this years Cork HollyBough (16th Nov 2013)

Acclaimed singer back on home turf: Critically acclaimed Rathcoole singer Annmarie O’Riordan will be back on home turf on Friday, November 22 in Mallow … (Corkman 14th Nov) [poster]

Deserving young people receive West Cork Garda Youth Awards: Conor Corkery of Liscahane and Ellen O’Leary of Lisnaboy were honoured were awarded for services to their community … (Corkman 14th Nov)

Joanne to address IT@Cork Awards: The largest technology representative body in Ireland, it@cork European Tech Cluster, has invited Joanne O’Riordan to address its Leaders Awards on November 28th … (Southern Star – 14th Nov)

Text threats to gardaí case dismissed: Garda Andy McCarthy, who was based in Millstreet, received a text which stated that he and a colleague would be shot. Gardaí investigated but failed to provide evidence the texts were sent within the State … (Irish Examiner – 14th Nov)

Poll: When should the Christmas Start?

The Christmas lights were turned on in Dublin during the week, tonight they will be turned on in Cork City. There was a message posted on by a reader who was annoyed with the Christmas decorations being up in Centra (West End) two weeks ago, so what do you think?

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[read more …] “Poll: When should the Christmas Start?”

Cork 20 Rally TV Production to be shown on TG4 and is now also available to View Online

The recently held Cork 20 Rally which was based here in the Millstreet area will be screened on TG4 in 2 seperate 30 min shows beginning on Wednesday November 27 at 23.30 followed by Part 2 on the following Wednesday December 4 again at 23.30, you can also view the entire 1 hour Programme which was previously broadcast on Motors TV on this Youtube link

Thanks to Wayne Goldring of MC Video for this information


My grandfather raised me with the milk of the Black Kerry Cow

Singer-songwriterJimmy McCarthy who spent the first four years of his life in MillstreetIn and interview in the Sunday Independent yesterday, singer-songwriter Jimmy McCarthy recounts how he spent the first few years of his life living in Church Street with his grandfather when he was sick:

‘Jimmy, who was born in 1953, spent the first four years of his life with his grandfather James Manly in Church Street in Millstreet while his parents and his 11 siblings – two sisters and nine brothers – lived 30 miles away in Cork.

“I wasn’t very well,” he says, adding that [read more …] “My grandfather raised me with the milk of the Black Kerry Cow”

Millstreet in the News – 8th October 2013

Be a good sport, like this year’s hurlers – Joanne O’Riordan writes in the Irish Examiner – 7th Oct

The rise of the underdogs and the fall of the greats, the memories, the new talent and the passion and sportsmanship all came to a blistering end when Clare defeated Cork, to win Liam McCarthy for just the fourth time…

Customers bin Vodafone phones over ‘abysmal’ coverage – Corkman – Oct 3rd

VODAFONE customers in Duhallow are throwing their phones into the dustbins as coverage has been described as “abysmal”…

Burglaries on the rise in north Cork – Corkman – Oct 3rd

The 21 Garda stations across North Cork, from Watergrasshill in the east to Millstreet in the west, recorded a 12% increase in the rate of burglaries in 2013 compared to 2012…

World premiere of film on Joanne’s life – Irish Examiner – 7th Oct

Girl born without limbs tells of her ambition to become a sports pundit and meet One Direction – Irish Mirror – 7th Oct

Joanne is the real winner in new biopic – Independent – 7th Oct

Stage by stage reporting on the Cork 20 Rally – – 6th Oct

VIDEO: No Limbs No Limits – Irish Examiner – 6th Oct

VIDEO: No Limbs, No Limits – Film of the life of Inspiring Teen Joanne O’Riordan debuts – RTÉ News Now – Oct 6th

[read more …] “Millstreet in the News – 8th October 2013”

Standing Ovation for Outstanding “No Limbs No Limits” at Opera House

We share the first of a selection of many images from the superb world launch of "No Limbs No Limits" at Cork's Opera House on Sunday afternoon.   Click on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.)
We share the first selection of many images from the superb world launch of “No Limbs No Limits” at Cork’s Opera House on Sunday afternoon. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)

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[read more …] “Standing Ovation for Outstanding “No Limbs No Limits” at Opera House”