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

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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 kennedyarchives.com.

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 KennellyArchives.com 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.

Annmarie O’Riordan’s new CD Launch

The superb Annmarie O’Riordan from Rathcoole launches her new album “Song for the Journey” next Tuesday evening at the Killarney Heights Hotel in Killarney.

She has assembled a number of musicians for the night:

  • Michael Collins,
  • Striolan Ceili Band,
  • Patrick O’Sullivan,
  • The Kelt,
  • Annmarie O’Riordan & her Band, and
  • other Special Guests

Doors Open @ 8.30pm. Dancing 9-12.30pm. [read more …] “Annmarie O’Riordan’s new CD Launch”

A Night at the Castle – update

The organisers of the concert ‘A Night at the Castle’ in Drishane on Friday December 3rd have contacted us to say that “It seems that some people are waiting for the release of a concert for the Sunday afternoon – like last year.  There will NOT be a Sunday Concert and please buy your tickets before they are sold out !

The concert is in support of Children’s projects. Tickets are available at :

  • O’Leary’s Family Butchers,
  • Justyna’s Polish Shop Millstreet,
  • Green Glens Arena 029 70800, or
  • if you cannot pick up tickets beforehand, send an email to <email: Green Glens> and they will help you out.

Full details are available in the previous posts:

A Lot of Men

A lot of men in my young years in Millstreet did like their sports and did enjoy their grog
And they shlauned peat to warm their family homes in Winter in early Summer in Gneeves mountain bog
Around their fire grates on nights in the depths of Winter current affairs were discussed and other things they did recall
Such as politics and sporting greats and of great teams and games of hurling and gaelic football
They told stories of the War of Independence in Sliabh Luachra and Duhallow such as the ambush at Tureengarriffe Glen
Of a battle celebrated and often written about of the bravery of Sean Moylan and his men [read more …] “A Lot of Men”

Marina sings for Children in the Chapel of the Little Flower

Harpist and singer Marina Cassidy will launch the 2010 Festive Season as part of a full line up of performers in a special benefit evening for children to take place in the recently restored Drishane Castle Chapel, Millstreet on 8 pm Friday December 3rd next.

Called “ A Night at the Castle” – 2009 was the inaugural year of this Concert which was an outstanding success.
Well known Flautist Miriam O’ Sullivan and Accompanist Declan Walsh will complement Marina to make this a truly memorable evening of music and song, in the beautiful setting of the Chapel of the Little Flower.

Also performing on the evening are:

  • Millstreet Church Choir,
  • St Augustinian’s Church Polish Choir,
  • Ms. Louise Bourke Soprano,
  • Drishane Castle African Gospel Choir and many more.

It will be followed by a Mulled Wine Reception in the adjacent assembly hall, all of which is [read more …] “Marina sings for Children in the Chapel of the Little Flower”

Fancy Dress Event 2010 – Selection Five

And so we have reached our final selection of pics. from a truly brilliant night of colour, energy, fun and creativity at the annual Fancy Dress Event held in the Wallis Arms Hotel, Millstreet.   And it’s totally uplifting to realise that many praiseworthy causes will benefit from the occasion.    Sincere congrats. to all the dedicated organisers and our heartfelt thanks for being so very loyal to our website team in the manner by which you have logged into the various photo selections in your several hundreds.   Until next year’s event – continued happy viewing on www.millstreet.ie .  (Seán on behalf of the website team) [read more …] “Fancy Dress Event 2010 – Selection Five”

Fancy Dress Event 2010 – Selection Four

Seán Radley gets an exclusive interview with 20 of the Chilean Miners who were all in good spirits

We are delighted that you are enjoying recalling the truly superb night at the Wallis Arms.   Tonight we feature pics. 175 to 220.   Thank you for  logging in and for your kind comments.   In fact, hundreds are visiting the various selections we’ve uploaded.  Tomorrow night marks our final selection…but tonight we get to meet all the  “Miners”.   I really felt at home being an invited “Miner Guest”   –  I once lived in Minor Row!! (Seán)

[read more …] “Fancy Dress Event 2010 – Selection Four”

Fancy Dress Event 2010 – Selection Three

An "Abbey Road" moment

Welcome back!   We have now reached images 100 to 174 in this, our third selection.   And, yes, we get to meet some of the “Miners from Chile (or Chilay!)”.    Most of our pictures were taken outside the Wallis Arms Hotel or within while some more were taken outside “The Clara Inn” in Church Street.   More pics tomorrow night.  Special thanks to Michael for placing the pics in the most aesthetically appealing order … and also for his very witty and humorous captions!   Happy viewing!  (Seán)  [read more …] “Fancy Dress Event 2010 – Selection Three”

Fancy Dress Event 2010 – Selection Two

"Dr" Joan Anders with her instant cure for all of mens ailments (the burdizzo!)

Thanks a million for logging into our Fancy Dress Selections in your hundreds.   Last year we had huge numbers viewing this annual topic. It certainly looks to be the same with even more website visitors this year.   Great credit is due to the many young people who arrived to the event in such magnificent costumes.   So now we have Selection Two (images 42 to 99)….and we still have not arrived at the amazing sight of the many Visiting Miners!    More pictures of this wonderfully exciting occasion tomorrow night.   Happy viewing!   (Seán) [read more …] “Fancy Dress Event 2010 – Selection Two”

Fancy Dress Event 2010 – Selection One

Sincere apologies on my delay in uploading lots and lots of pictures taken at the wonderfully successful Fancy Dress Event in the Wallis Arms on Friday, 29th October 2010.  Well, we now begin with Selection One recording the beginning of the night.     A further selection will appear nightly over the next while.   It’s our attempt to give our many website visitors an opportunity to experience the amazing atmosphere of  this truly superb annual event.     Enormous credit must be accorded to the many dedicated organisers.     (Seán Radley for www.millstreet.ie ) [read more …] “Fancy Dress Event 2010 – Selection One”

Fancy Dress Event at Wallis Arms – An Outstanding Success

This year's Fancy Dress Event at the Wallis Arms Hotel on Friday, 29th Oct. 2010 was an outstanding success. Here we feature the winners but do look out for lots of very colourful pictures from the event over coming days on our website. From left: Mary Randles (2nd), Gerard Mcsweeney (Organising Committee), Catherine Pomeroy-Murphy (Organising Committee), Sharon Healy (1st), Paul O'Connor (Joint 3rd), Shane O'Donoghue (Organising Committee), Jason Murphy (Joint 3rd). The standard of costumes worn was hugely impressive. Seán Murphy of LTV2 recorded highlights of this important and very enjoyable annual occasion. (Seán)

Update 2/nov/10: The first of the photos have been uploaded in a new article

Peter O’Regan Delights Millstreet Gramophone Circle With His Selection

Peter O'Regan of Lissarda, Macroom featured true musical gems in his superb presentation at the Millstreet Gramophone Circle's meeting held in the Canon O'Donovan Centre, Clara Road on Friday, 15th Oct. 2010. Peter's first cousin was the late Denis O'Regan and his granduncle was the late Andrew O'Regan both of whom have been associated with the renowned O'Regan's Mills of Millstreet. Pictured from left: Eileen Hackett, Gretta O'Regan, Peter O'Regan and Mary McSweeney (all from the general Macroom/Muskerry area). Donal Cowman was the splendid musical technician while Maurice Linehan delivered a very fine vote of appreciation and thanks to Peter. (Seán)

In Search of Musical Instruments

Is there a dusty old musical instrument hiding in your attic?

If so, (and because new instruments can be expensive for beginners,) Millstreet Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann would appreciate donations, but are willing to purchase, lend or do whatever it takes, in order to help children make a start into the world of music. Instruments in any condition would be considered, and your help would be greatly appreciated.

Contact James on 087-2596564 if you think you have such an instrument.

Breaking News! – Cork’s 2010 Official Song Chosen – “A Rebel’s Cry”

We are delighted to share the wonderful news,  just phoned in by Seán Moylan,  that his Band’s superb Cork supporting song “A Rebel’s Cry” has just won the competition making it now Cork’s Official Song for the 2010 Season – perfect timing for Sunday’s All Ireland Football Final in Croke Park – Cork v. Down.    Sincere congratulations to Seán & all the splendidly enthusiastic members of “Loose Connection”.   One can listen to the song and view the video on:   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fHszrnhKhtk .   Undoubtedly the excellent song will be played on many radio stations and television channels during the coming week….and, who knows, perhaps an appearance on “Up for the Match” might well become reality.   What a mighty achievement for the superbly talented song writers, musicians and musical arrangers!   Every success to All the members of “Loose Connection” –  Cian Daly, Denis Meade, Neil Moylan, Mick Tobin and Seán Moylan.     (Seán Radley for www.millstreet.ie )
[read more …] “Breaking News! – Cork’s 2010 Official Song Chosen – “A Rebel’s Cry””