Magnificent Prestigious All-Ireland Award for Diarmuid Cronin, Laught, Rathcoole

Sincere Congratulations to Diarmuid Cronin, Laught, Rathcoole who won the U18 Storytelling Competition at The All-Ireland Fleadh Cheoil at the weekend in Drogheda.  What a truly magnificent achievement by the wonderfully talented Diarmuid.  His late grandparents Diarmuid and Nora Creedon would have been so very proud of such a prestigious award for their grandson.  Click on the image to enlarge.  (S.R.)

“Where the Road Takes Me” at 7 this Evening on C103

We thank Presenter, John Greene for advance information re this evening’s broadcast on C103 at 7.  (S.R.)

This week on ‘Where the road takes me’, John Greene visits the townland of
Tullymurrihy in the parish of Enniskeane. It’s here that West Cork’s answer
to John B. Keane was born. Mick Flynn, or Mick the poet, or Mick the ’98
man’, was a singer, songwriter, poet, playwright.

Unlike the Listowel born playwright, Flynn neglected to write, record and
retain his work, and as a result, a lot of it has been lost forever. What
remains has since been recorded by the local community on DVD and CD. [read more …] ““Where the Road Takes Me” at 7 this Evening on C103″

Leaving Cert Results Day at Millstreet Community School 2018

Photo 1: Pictured at Millstreet Community School on Wednesday having obtained the Leaving Cert Results. From left: Pól Ó Síodhcháin (incoming Principal), Pat Pigott (Retiring Principal), Oskar Wolak, Jamie Brophy, Grzegorz Bala, Frances Moynihan (Deputy Principal). Pictures by Seán Radley
Photo 2: Pictured at Millstreet Community School on Wednesday having obtained the Leaving Cert Results. From left: Pól Ó Síodhcháin (incoming Principal), Dieko Amujo, Mah Noor Zahid, John
Magee (Chaplain), Zain Zahid, Qiqa Maqubella and Teachers Denise O’Leary and Suzanne Sheehy.

[read more …] “Leaving Cert Results Day at Millstreet Community School 2018”

Job Application at O’Keeffe’s Supervalu Millstreet

Are you motivated, enthusiastic and work well as part of a team? Full Time Fresh Food Position available O’Keeffe’s Supervalu Millstreet. Apply online by emailing <392-millstreet-store@supervalu.ie> or drop a CV in-store FAO HR Manager. 

[read more …] “Job Application at O’Keeffe’s Supervalu Millstreet”

Leader of Fianna Fáil, Mícheál Martin, T.D. on “Radio Treasures” Tonight Rebroadcast of Interview…Also John Linehan’s Winning Commentary

Leader of Fianna Fáil, Mícheál Martin, T.D. visited Millstreet on Wednesday, 18th July 2018.   He was given a royal welcome as he began his tour at Coleman’s, dining at Café Aroma and continuing through the town arriving at Millstreet Town Park where the annual Cul Camp was in progress.  He then visited the Carnegie Hall which included a period at Millstreet Museum where he very kindly gave an audio interview which will be rebroadcasted tonight at 10:00 on Cork Music Station on our weekly programme “Radio Treasures” which begins at 9:30 and ends at 11:00pm.   The F.F. Leader was accompanied by Michael Moynihan, T.D. and members of the Millstreet F.F. Cumann.   Here we share some 40 images from the special visit.  Feel welcome to message our live broadcast on the Sean Radley Facebook Page or text 086 825 0074.   And tonight also we listen to John Linehan’s  superb Winning Commentary regarding the purchasing of ice creams for the Family (pictured below). Happy  Listening.  Click on the images below to enlarge.  (S.R.)

Mícheál Martin in Millstreet at The Square
The Linehan Family thrilled having won such a magnificent prize through John’s very witty and funny Commentary.
Mícheál Martin at Minor Row
Mícheál Martin at Café Aroma
Mícheál Martin in Minor Row
Mícheál Martin at Millstreet Museum
Mícheál Martin recording an interview at Carnegie Hall
Mícheál Martin at The Square, Millstreet
Visiting the annual Cul Camp at Millstreet Town Park

[read more …] “Leader of Fianna Fáil, Mícheál Martin, T.D. on “Radio Treasures” Tonight Rebroadcast of Interview…Also John Linehan’s Winning Commentary”

Smart Store Cooking at O’Keeffe’s Supervalu Millstreet

We thank Mary Louise Ward for the following interesting information regarding Smart Store Cooking.  (S.R.)

Change habits to save money and reduce food waste

Did you know that food waste costs Irish households a whopping €700 each year. A few simple changes to habits could help reduce food waste, saving time and allowing you spend your precious pennies more wisely. To help make some smarter choices, you will find lots of tips and advice in-store at O’Keeffe’s SuperValu as well as on-line from Smart Store Cooking’s Twitter, Facebook and Instagram pages. Enjoy cooking some delicious healthy recipes from the Smart Store Cooking recipe book which is currently on sale at O’Keeffe’s SuperValu at a special promotional price of €5.00. Easy recipes, using ‘Smart’ ingredients (all indicated in-store as “I’m a Smart Ingredient”), ensure you cook more efficiently with less food waste. Chat with Mary Louise & her team during their visits to O’Keeffes, sample something tasty from the cookbook and discover how you can improve your planning, shopping and cooking habits. Don’t forget to pick up some FREE recipe cards when visiting O’Keeffe’s SuperValu.

 

Special Sacred Space for Papal Visit 2018 at St. Patrick’s Church, Millstreet

A magnificent Sacred Space has been created at St. Patrick’s Church to especially mark the upcoming Papal Visit to Ireland by Pope Francis.   Coordinated by Canon John Fitzgerald, P.P. and Parish Secretary, Sharon Lane the wonderful feature is further enhanced by the work of Millstreet Men’s Shed (crafting the very beautiful tree), the photography of Fr. James McSweeney (superb image of the Cross on Clara Mountain) and the splendid art design of Declan Crowley of Milltech.  The overall theme is World Meeting of Families 21 – 26 August 2018. Here we share a selection of images illustrating the Sacred Space and also showing further Papal features within the Sanctuary.  Click on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.) [read more …] “Special Sacred Space for Papal Visit 2018 at St. Patrick’s Church, Millstreet”

Ballydehob and Mayo Themes on “Where the Road Takes Me” This Evening at 7 on C103

We thank Presenter, John Greene for advance information regarding this evening’s feature on C103 at 7pm.  (S.R.)

This week on ‘Where the road takes me’, John Greene looks into the life and times of one of Ireland’s last street singers. Gail McMenamen talks about her brother Basil Morahan who was known throughout the country as ‘Dan the Street Singer’. A schoolteacher by trade, Basil’s attempts to keep the street singing tradition alive often embarrassed his family by dressing as a tramp. But the multi-talented Mayo man was in constant demand to sing and play in all parts of the country.     And….

In Ballydehob we reminisce on two local
sisters who ran a famous hostelry in the village, where everybody regardless of social standing was treated the same. Nell and Julia Levis are still fondly remembered by all who knew them. [read more …] “Ballydehob and Mayo Themes on “Where the Road Takes Me” This Evening at 7 on C103″

Millstreet Parish Credit Union Magnificent 50th Anniversary Celebrations on Friday Evening

Friday, 10th August 2018 marked the historic 50th Anniversary Celebrations of Millstreet Parish Credit Union.   The magnificent occasion began with the celebration of Mass by Fr. Paddy O’Byrne in St. Patrick’s Church, Millstreet with the participation of many Credit Union Committee Members in the special liturgy enhanced by Millstreet Parish Choir.   Dermot Kiely with Ted Kiely then unveiled a very impressive plaque at the Credit Union H.Q. in The Square.   Then followed a most enjoyable evening of refreshments, speeches, a special Draw and lots of memories evoked in the Wallis Arms Hotel.   We extend sincere congratulations to All who have given so generously of their time, talents and dedication over the past decades where friendliness, support and sound advice have been hallmarks of our very own Millstreet Parish Credit Union.   Every success in the years ahead and long may the spirit of Nora Herlihy continue in true evidence.  Here we share images from the wonderful occasion on Friday night.  (And some more pictures to follow later.) Click on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.)

Coinciding with the exact moment of unveiling by Dermot Kiely – Donal Cashman superbly guided his hang-glider into Millstreet Town Park!

Members of the Staff of Millstreet Parish Credit Union – From left:  Bridget Fitzgerald (Manager), Catherine Daly, Mary Crowley and Bernadette Goulding.


[read more …] “Millstreet Parish Credit Union Magnificent 50th Anniversary Celebrations on Friday Evening”

Wonderfully Generous Response to Millstreet Museum & Millstreet Website Church Gate Collection 2018

Sincere thanks to all who so very kindly contributed to last weekend’s church gate collection 2018 for Millstreet Museum and Millstreet Website which amounted to €2,302.17 (plus €25.00 cheque from Tralee this morning). Such generous support is greatly appreciated.  This uplifting amount was made up from the contributions at Millstreet church gate collection of €2,082.17 plus very kind donations presented from abroad and also from local people who delivered such donations before and after our annual church gate collection of €220.00.   This money will very much assist us in the continuation of running our Museum (insurance, heating, lighting and developments) and our Website (server and domain costs).   Having Myra Sheehan assisting in our Museum under a Government Scheme has meant such a lot and we only so wish such a hugely valuable Scheme could be extended.   We’re sincerely thankful to our Website Team (pictured below) who give of their talents and time entirely on a spontaneous manner to help maintain one of the most highly regarded community websites in Ireland.  We renew our appeal to our Website Visitors national and international who may wish to support our work anytime during the year.   For this purpose we’ve set up a Bank of Ireland facility where one can contribute if one wishes at any time. We have arranged to set up an electronic system with the Bank of Ireland here in Millstreet (where our Museum/Website account exists) whereby anyone can transfer a desired donation to the account by just quoting at one’s own Bank our relevant numbers which are: IBAN No.: IE22 BOFI 9058 0334 0531 43 and the BIC No.:  BOFIIE2D. We are most grateful to the many people who have very kindly used this method of support over the past year. It gives a real opportunity especially to those living abroad to assist us in our efforts to continue the services of Millstreet Museum and Millstreet Community Website.  We now share a selection of images from last weekend’s church gate collection.  Click on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.)

Members of our website team – Hannelie, Seán and Michael.

[read more …] “Wonderfully Generous Response to Millstreet Museum & Millstreet Website Church Gate Collection 2018”

“Radio Treasures” Visits Cullen Vintage Event 2018 & Meets Christy Costello

On this evening’s “Radio Treasures” we visit the recent Cullen Vintage Event 2018 where we recorded a truly interesting interview with Christy Costello from the Listowel area of Kerry.   This we shall broadcast at 10pm on Cork Music Station.  We also feature lots of uplifting songs, music and musings.   And we report on our recent Museum Collection, on recent Visitors to our area, on Show preparations and we review our Listeners’ messages, texts and emails.  Feel most welcome to make contact with us on our Seán Radley Facebook chatline, our text line on 086 825 0074 or our email communication on millstreetmuseum @eircom.net  .  We share below images of our recent visit to Cullen Vintage Event.  Happy listening!  Click on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.)

Interviewing Christy Costello of North Kerry at Cullen Vintage Event in July 2018.

[read more …] ““Radio Treasures” Visits Cullen Vintage Event 2018 & Meets Christy Costello”

Four Famous Irish Love Songs Backgrounds on “Where the Road Takes Me” on C103 This Sunday Evening at 7

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

This week on Where the road takes me, John Greene examines the background to four famous Irish love songs.

Along with award winning poet Gerard Hanbury from Galway, we look at who wrote them and why. Who were they written for, and did they have the
desired effect.

Percy French for instance was known for his tongue in cheek humorous songs, but there was no laughing matter about Gortnamona. [read more …] “Four Famous Irish Love Songs Backgrounds on “Where the Road Takes Me” on C103 This Sunday Evening at 7″

“Cinnamon” Prepares to Open in West End, Millstreet

Formerly the location of “Nibbles” the new “Cinnamon” is presently preparing to open on Wednesday, 15th August 2018.  Opening hours: Monday to Friday: 9am to 5pm –  Saturday: 9am to 3pm.  Here we share images of the preparation.  Click on the pictures to enlarge.  (S.R.)

Cinnamon 1
West End location of “Cinnamon”
Cinnamon 2
Saturday evening in West End

[read more …] ““Cinnamon” Prepares to Open in West End, Millstreet”

Accountant Position

Blueprint Consulting is a Financial and Management Consulting company based in Millstreet covering the Munster area. Our core focus is delivering to our client’s advice in all areas of Finance to include Accounting and Financial Structures as well as Strategic Consulting particular in the area of developing strategic plans for businesses and guiding the management team on implementation, building growth and efficiencies in the process.

We currently have a position for an Accountant to assist in delivering these projects. This is a part-time position 20 hour per week which can done over 3 or 5 days.

Please email your CV to aine @ blueprintconsulting.ie

Museum & Website Church Gate Collection this Weekend in Millstreet

Our Annual Church Gate Collection takes place this coming weekend (4th/5th August 2018).   Sincere thanks to those people who have already contributed generously to both Projects.   Here we share three images from our Archives recalling Eurovision 1993 in Millstreet.   Click on the pictures to enlarge.  (S.R.)

Official Poster for our Annual Collection
A warm welcome for Eurovision 1993 as seen in Ballydaly in 1993
Linda Martin plants a special tree at The Square in 1993 seen with Noel C. Duggan and Brendan O’Keeffe as well as a wonderful gathering of local people

[read more …] “Museum & Website Church Gate Collection this Weekend in Millstreet”

Annual Collection in Support of Millstreet Museum & Millstreet Website This Coming Weekend 4th & 5th August 2018

Because this annual collection is our only source of funding to maintain our Museum/Tourist Information Centre plus our only way of maintaining our Millstreet Website www.millstreet.ie – we very much appreciate support at our Church gate Collection this coming weekend (4th & 5th August 2018) outside St. Patrick’s Church, Millstreet. We’ve always only held our Collection in Millstreet but if people in the Ballydaly and Cullen areas wish to support our efforts also it would indeed help to further enhance our services. Our main costings at the Museum are for insurance, heating, lighting and limited development. Our Millstreet website costs are for annual subscriptions to our Server and also for the use of our .ie domain name. All those involved in both the Museum and the Website gladly work on a voluntary basis like so many others involved in other local organisations promoting the Community Spirit for which Millstreet has oftentimes been much praised. Thanking you in anticipation of such wonderful continuing support – Seán Radley on behalf of Millstreet Museum Society and the Millstreet Website Team.

Carnegie Hall where Millstreet Museum is located

Previous church gate collections illustrated below: Patrick W. O’Leary of Louisville, Kentucky, USA whose generosity is much appreciated comments: “The Millstreet Website is our excellent window to Millstreet daily life in a very real sense and such a connection is of great important to people worldwide.” Patrick has (as well as others) suggested that an opportunity should be given to people nationally and internationally who may at any time wish to contribute towards the upkeep of these services and to this effect we have arranged to set up an electronic system with the Bank of Ireland here in Millstreet (where our Museum/Website account exists) whereby anyone can transfer a desired donation to the account by just quoting at one’s own Bank our relevant numbers which are: IBAN No.: IE22 BOFI 9058 0334 0531 43 and the BIC No.: BOFIIE2D.   We are most grateful to the many people who have very kindly used this method of support over the past year.  It gives a real opportunity especially to those living abroad to assist us in our efforts to continue the services of Millstreet Museum and Millstreet Community Website. [read more …] “Annual Collection in Support of Millstreet Museum & Millstreet Website This Coming Weekend 4th & 5th August 2018”