All – Ireland Honours for Linehan Family at Fleadh Cheoil 2011 in Cavan

Pictured at the recent Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann in Cavan – Donal and Conor Linehan with Gavin Strappe. Conor was accompanied by Donal on the accordion & Gavin Strappe on the banjo. Donal, Conor and Gavin were successful in the All-Ireland.

We thank Eileen Cashman (sister of Elizabeth and aunt of Donal & Conor Linehan, Dooneen) for this wonderfully uplifting information re the recent Fleadh Cheoil in Cavan.    The following are the results of the different competitions in which [read more …] “All – Ireland Honours for Linehan Family at Fleadh Cheoil 2011 in Cavan”

Bernard O’Donoghue Presents A Superb Gramophone Selection

Cousin Patricia Guerin (second from left) is pictured with her relations following the magnificent Gramophone Circle presentation tonight (Fri. 19th Aug. 2011) at the Canon O'Donovan Cente, Clara Road, Millstreet. Professor Bernard enthralled the enthusiastic audience with his wonderful selection of music (and poetry) and his very interesting stories, oftentimes humorous, as he introduced the various wide ranging selections. Bernard was especially thrilled to have Mrs. Rita Hickey in the audience. It was Mrs. Hickey who was his English teacher and whose inspiration was very significant in his later international achievements. From left: Margaret McCarron (sister of Bernard), Patricia Guerin, Bernard & Heather O'Donoghue and Pat McCarron (brother-in-law of Bernard). Donal Cowman was, as usual, the official D.J. supreme and also extended the vote of thanks to Bernard. (S.R.)

Bernard O’Donoghue to give Millstreet Gramophone Circle Presentation on Fri. 19th Aug. 2011

Professor Bernard O’Donoghue of Oxford and Cullen will be the Guest Presenter at Millstreet Gramophone Circle’s next get together on this Friday, 19th August 2011 at 8.15 p.m. in the Canon O’Donovan Centre, Clara Road, Millstreet.   All are very welcome.

This Week on “Hot Country” – Sky Channel 201

Tune into Hot Country. Europe’s No 1 country TV  show  sponsored this week by Seamus Moore Tour of Ireland, presented by Pauline Simons this week (start Monday 15th Aug) on Sky 201, Freesat 403 and Free to View Monday and Sunday 8 – 9 pm, Tue & Sat 2 – 3pm for part two of the exclusive Georgette Jones  (daughter of George Jones and Tammy Wynette) interview by Pauline, (part 3  Monday  22nd Aug)  Artists this week are Brad Paisley, Allison Kruss, Dominic Kirwan, Cyril McKevette, Ronnie Duffy, Richie Kavanagha with ‘Declan Nerney is Yer Man’, Darius Rucker, Phillip English, Bachelors in Trouble, Pascal Brennan, John McNicholl, Patrick Feeney , Peter Wall & Carmel Quinn also featured is the What’s On Guide.

(We thank Hugh O’Brien for this interesting information – S.R.)

Angelina Ballerina Ballet Classes Ballerina Ballet classes (3-6yrs) will start in Millstreet GAA Hall in September, on Fridays from 2.30-3.30pm.
“All classes are taught by specialist instructors and gently introduce children to the early movements in ballet, through the fun and endearing Angelina Ballerina stories, encouraging your child to become a dancing star.
Contact: Aideen McAuliffe (email: <email> )

Carriganima Music Festival – Sunday, 26th June 2011

Brilliant sun shines on the Country & Western Music Event at the Pub in Carriganima on Sunday, 26th June 2011.

As promised, here we feature the second day of the recent very enjoyable Music Festival in Carriganima.   Country & Western D.J., William, with  live music from Peter Lane and Eamonn entertained the ever increasing crowd who [read more …] “Carriganima Music Festival – Sunday, 26th June 2011”

Recent Carriganima Country & Western Festival – Sat., 25th June 2011

Truly enjoying the recent Carriganima Country & Western Festival at The Pub in Carriganima with Fear a' Tí, Seán Murphy (in red t-shirt). This was on the Saturday night. We shall very shortly be uploading a feature on the splendid Sunday activities.

We begin our feature with the arrival of our good Friends, Geraldine and Ben from Arklow, Co. Wicklow in Millstreet where we went on a brief tour of the area.   We meet with Jerry Murphy (originally from Cullen) at Turbrid and we soon arrive at Eily Buckley’s home.   That night we all set out for [read more …] “Recent Carriganima Country & Western Festival – Sat., 25th June 2011”

Féile Dúthalla 2011

Dia daoibh go leir,
The programme for the August weekend Talks Series (Friday August 12th, Saturday 13th, Sunday 14th) is now sorted and will be placed on the website in the coming week. It looks like:
Friday, August 12th, 20.00
Thoughts on the Treaty
Jack Lane – James O Keeffe Institute, Newmarket – Free Admission, refreshments
Saturday, August 13th, 11.00/13,00

King Williams Town in The Pass Of Kerry, England’s last Irish Plantation
Donal O Siodachain – Trades Union Hall, Kanturk  – Free admission, refreshments
Saturday, August 13th, 14.00/16.00

Ireland’s legal tradition: loss and recovery.” –  [read more …] “Féile Dúthalla 2011”

‘From a Distance’ charity single

Stephen O Riordan from Drishane Road has been involved in making the charity single ‘From a Distance’ Official Music Video for the Magdalene Survivors Together Campaign.

Stephen has been involved with the Magdelene Survivors since making the documentary ‘The Forgotten Maggies‘ in 2009.  He appears in the music video (above) on a number of occasions, and most prominently from 0:44 to 0:49. [read more …] “‘From a Distance’ charity single”

LTV2 Programme 186

LTV2 Millatreet Programme 186 from LTV2MILLSTREET.
Programme 186 was first broadcast on April 7th last is now online,on this Programme we go to March Fair In Millstreet also we attended The Living Scenes Exhibition at Millstreet CS with Guest Speaker George Hooke along with much more plus all our other regular features on the Programme as well so sit back and enjoy this Programme online right here on the internet.
[read more …] “LTV2 Programme 186”

Linehans on Feis and Blood: semi-final

Many congratulations to the wonderful Linehan Family (Jayme, Donal, James and Conor) on qualifying for  the  All Ireland finals of the popular Feis ‘n Blood competition on Tg4 on Sunday night. You can now see their performance  on the TG4 website, where the programme is available in three parts:

Superb Attendance at Very Successful Millstreet Féile Cheoil This Sunday

Wonderfully talented musicians from Skibbereen CCÉ participating in this year's Millstreet Féile Cheoil at Millstreet Community School on Sunday, 17th April. These young people came from places in West Cork including Skibbereen, Ballydehob, Leap and other areas close by. More pics. to follow later in the week illustrating the splendid atmosphere of this cultural yearly event. (S.R.)

Annual Féile Cheoil at Millstreet Community School Today, Sunday 17th April 2011

Millstreet Community School is today’s very appropriate venue for the annual Féile Cheoil 2011.    An opportunity to experience some of the very finest traditional music, song, stories and dance from many different wonderfully gifted participants.

Millstreet’s Forgotten Man

Recognized to be one of the finest singer songwriters of his genre in Europe over a two decade span
But in his Hometown in Millstreet in Duhallow the forgotten man
In Europe he is revered by music lovers in many a town
One of the few who has risen above local renown
Step forward Eugene Brosnan and you take a bow
You may not be celebrated in your old Hometown by the Finnow
But of all of the entertainers from Millstreet perhaps you are the best known
And on what you are good at in a class of your own [read more …] “Millstreet’s Forgotten Man”

LTV Programme 185 – March 24th 2011

LTV2 Millstreet: Full version of Programme 185 which was first broadcast on March 24th last is now online. On this Programme we show a clip from the play “Life After Santa Ponza” which was recently held over in Dromtarriffe Hall, we also go to Finland for [read more …] “LTV Programme 185 – March 24th 2011”

Pipe Band 60th Celebrations

Millstreet Pipe Band will be having a 60th Anniversary Celebration at the Dromhall Hotel, Killarney, Co. Kerry on March 26th 2011, with music on the night by the Kelt.

This is an opportunity for the Millstreet Community & for past members to join in with the celebrations of the band.

This Patrick’s Day marks 60 years playing in the Millstreet St.Patricks Day Parade, and that 60 years is a huge achievement because it is 60 years of unbroken service, the kind of which is rarely seen these days.

There are two members of the first Se.Patricks Day Parade still playing in the band for the 60th Parade this year. Is this a record, for 60 years of unbroken service?

(click on the poster on the left for the details in full)

Talented Musicians Participate in St. Patrick’s Vigil Mass on 16th March 2011

The superbly talented Millstreet Group who have reached the County Scór na bPáistí Competition in April 2011. They were among the many other splendid musicians who participated in the St. Patrick's Vigil Mass tonight at St. Patrick's Church, Millstreet.

The Sweet Singing Voice Of Annabell Reen

Of the past we have only our memories time does become everyone’s foe
My thoughts take me back many Seasons to half of a century ago
When Annabell Reen was All Ireland singing Champion the beautiful teenager with hair of dark brown
That grew in ringlets to her shoulders she was the Pride of Millstreet Town
[read more …] “The Sweet Singing Voice Of Annabell Reen”

Linehans win on Feis and Blood

A huge congratulations to Jayme, Donal, James and Conor Linehan who beat off seven other family groups in last night’s Feis and Blood (TG4), to win their heat. Wonderful and lively, they played a jig and a reel, which will see them again in the semi-final in a few weeks.

Follow the links below to see the video of their performance on the show: [read more …] “Linehans win on Feis and Blood”

“Feis & Blood” on TG4 to Feature Talented Linehan Family, Millstreet

On TG4 tomorrow night (Sunday, 13th Feb. 2011) beginning at 7.15 p.m.  the excellent series “Feis & Blood” will feature the wonderfully talented musical Linehan Family of Dooneen, Millstreet.    And on LTV2 in the near future we shall be transmitting highlights of “Up for the Match in Meelin” which we recorded at Meelin Community Centre last night in advance of their All-Ireland appearance in Croke Park on tomorrow, Sunday with the historic game beginning at 2.00 p.m..   Superbly dedicated Reporter and Photographer, John Tarrant has been providing splendid updates on Meelin’s huge successes and will, undoubtedly, provide excellent coverage of the All-Ireland event.   We all wish the mighty Meelin Team every success in this very significant milestone of Meelin G.A.A..

“Hot Country” Television Show Update

Hot Country

Featuring the best of Irish and American country music weekly. Broadcast at the following times:

Showcase TV:
Sky 201, Freesat 403 and Free to view, Monday 8 – 9 pm with repeats Tue, and Sat 2 -3 pm, and Sunday 8 – 9 pm
and now also on Chorus / NTL / UPC,  Channel 107 City Channel (exclusive to City Channel and broadcasting to all of Ireland)
Monday 2 – 3 pm with repeats, Tue 9.30 – 10.30pm, Thur 3 – 4 pm, Sat 9 – 10 am, and Sun 2 – 3pm

Kennelly Archives

The Kennelly Archive represents a lifetime of work by Padraig Kennelly and his wife Joan, bore out of a passion for photography, that has culminated in an in-depth pictorial record of Co. Kerry. They have now digitized the negatives of the photography which appear on their website

Fortunately, he visited Millstreet a few times in the late 50s and 60s, attend a dance in the Star Ballroom, The Pipe Band Festival of 1958 and a few more visits. In total there are 143 photos in the collection which were taken in Millstreet, and amongst them some wonderful photos of people from the time. Many are still with us, some are no longer

All the photos are available for purchase on and we would recommend that you would purchase those ones that are relevant to you as these kinds of photos only turn up once in a blue moon. However, all photos are available for previewing and details on how to view all the photos are given below: [read more …] “Kennelly Archives”

Birthday Celebrations at “Clara Inn”

Here we share a selection of images from the superb 60th Birthday Celebrations for Martin Cleary, Clara Road, Millstreet.   The well known and very popular Martin who is Sacristan at St. Patrick’s Church, Millstreet truly got a mighty surprise when, having arrived at “Clara Inn”, Church Street on Friday 3rd December he was greeted by [read more …] “Birthday Celebrations at “Clara Inn””

Millstreet Gramophone Circle Presentation Deferred

Due to present weather conditions it has been decided to defer Margaret McCarron’s presentation at Millstreet Gramophone Circle’s meeting which had been scheduled to take place in the Canon O’Donovan Centre this Friday, 10th December 2010 at 8.15 p.m..   This much anticipated presentation will take place in 2011.