Birthday Celebrations at Millstreet Day Care Centre on Wednesday

We were delighted to record three wonderful Birthday Celebrations at Millstreet Day Care Centre today.  Coordinator Mary Feeley introduced us to Julia Murphy who is celebrating her 104th Birthday and who sang for us all a beautiful rendition of “My Donegal Shore” without even having to use glasses when referring to the words of the song!  Joining Julia was Kathleen Moynihan and Peg Tarrant.   A very Happy Birthday to all three splendid ladies.   Adding to the occasion there was a superb musical presentation by pupils from Presentation N.S., Millstreet.   A cheque of €500.00 was also presented to the Centre by the Pupils and Teacher Nora Murphy as the result of a recent Bake Cake Sale at the School.   Click on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.) [read more …] “Birthday Celebrations at Millstreet Day Care Centre on Wednesday”

Magnificent Rainbow Over Millstreet Town Park This Evening

We were fortunate to record a truly magnificent Rainbow over Millstreet Town Park at 5.30 this evening (Sunday, 15th April 2018).  It looked like the end of the rainbow … with its pot of gold … appeared to be over the Pitch-and-Putt Course!  Even the walkers in the Park at the time never felt closer to a rainbow.   But when you come to think about it – the recent wonderfully upgraded Pitch-and-Putt Course must be gold to its many Loyal Players.  Here we share four images of this evening’s “rainbow magic”.  Click on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.) [read more …] “Magnificent Rainbow Over Millstreet Town Park This Evening”

“Where The Road Takes Me” on C103 at 7 This Evening

Many thanks to Presenter, John Greene, for providing us with advance information regarding this evening’s programme.  (S.R.)

This week on “Where the road takes me”,  John Greene brings you the 3rd and final programme on the sinking of passenger ship Lusitania off the Old Head of Kinsale on May 7th 1915.

This week……

* We pay a visit to Cobh to look at the role played by local Cunard
official Jerome Murphy and the people of the town, in the aftermath of the
sinking.

* We conclude the poignant story of one Cork passenger – Julia
o’Neill from Rosscarbery. [read more …] ““Where The Road Takes Me” on C103 at 7 This Evening”

“Radio Treasures” On Air 9:30 to 11pm on CMS This Tuesday

Radio Treasures tonight (Tuesday, 10th April 2018) on air – including special features and updates at 10pm – from 9:30 until 11pm on www.corkmusicstation.com (S.R.)  Our 10pm Feature includes a special interview with two of the Coordinators of the Butter Road Food Trail – Máire Ní Mhurchú and John F. Kelleher.   We recall the very successful Divine Mercy Sunday ceremony in Millstreet…The Organisers of that special annual event wish to express sincere thanks to all who attended and a special thanks to the many Priests who heard Confessions at the ceremony….. and we feature the very best of music and song including tonight Maria Callas.  Below we share a selection of images about which we shall chat on tonight’s Radio Show. [read more …] ““Radio Treasures” On Air 9:30 to 11pm on CMS This Tuesday”

Leo Murphy’s Wonderful Surprise 80th Birthday Party on Saturday

We were privileged to be present on Sat. 7th April 2018 for the superbly organized Surprise Birthday Party at the Wallis Arms Hotel, Millstreet of Leo Murphy of Boherbue and formerly of Pound Hill, Millstreet.  Leo was accompanied by his wife, Eileen and was joined by his sister Mary (who presented one of her exquisite paintings to Leo), brothers Brendan and Christopher.   Leo’s sister, Lal, had another family celebratory occasion on the very same evening.  Leo’s children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren created a wonderful atmosphere and were present when Leo blew out the candles of his 80th Birthday Cake.  Musician Joe Guerin added greatly to the occasion when the dance floor was constantly full with talented dancers.   We also get to meet the youngest child present at the Birthday Party.  Photographer Noreen Fitzgerald  captured some splendid family groups before the meal. Here we share some 9 images which we recorded at the most enjoyable occasion.  Click on the pictures to enlarge.  (S.R.) [read more …] “Leo Murphy’s Wonderful Surprise 80th Birthday Party on Saturday”

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

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

This week’s edition of ‘Where the road takes me’, is the second of three
programmes entitled ‘The sinking of the Lusitania – Myths, mysteries and the West Cork connection’ The passenger liner was sunk by a German attack
submarine off the Old head of Kinsale on Friday May 7th 1915, with the loss
of 1, 198 lives.

This week on programme Two……

* We deal with the part played by Courtmacsherry Lifeboat after the
sinking – Using the exact words spoken and written in the aftermath of the
sinking, local people play the parts of crew members, witnesses and
reporters.

* UK based naval historian Professor Eric Grove clarifies a point
made in previous documentaries, that rescue services took their time in
responding, for fear of being torpedoed themselves.

* And……… [read more …] ““Where the Road Takes Me” on C103 This Evening at 7″

Splendid Musical Presentation in Boherbue by Tim Murphy

Presenter Tim Murphy is seated fifth from left (holding music CD). Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)

Tim Murphy presented a superb programme of music and song at “The Music Room” in Boherbue on Thursday, 5th April 2018.   To mark the season one of Tim’s excellent tracks was “Easter Parade” with Judy Garland and Fred Astaire.  Here we share some images from the very enjoyable occasion which was attended by many people despite the very wet weather.  Millstreet Gramophone Circle’s next presentation is by Ivor Horton on Friday, 20th April 2018 (S.R.) [read more …] “Splendid Musical Presentation in Boherbue by Tim Murphy”

Divine Mercy Novena Concludes on Sunday 8th April 2018 at 3pm

The annual Divine Mercy Novena is held at St. Patrick's Church, Millstreet at 3pm daily all this week. Everyone is very welcome. On Divine Mercy Sunday , 12th April 2015 Confessions with visiting Priests begin at 2.30pm and will continue throughout the ceremony which begins at 3pm. Sacred objects will also be blessed during the ceremony. We thank a member of the Organising Committee for alerting us to this important notice. Click on the images taken in 2014 to enlarge. (S.R.)
The annual Divine Mercy Novena is being held at St. Patrick’s Church, Millstreet at 3pm daily since Good Friday 30th March 2018.   On Divine Mercy Sunday, 8th April, Confessions with visiting Priests begin at 2.30pm and will continue throughout the ceremony which begins at 3pm. Sacred objects will also be blessed during the ceremony. We thank the Organising Committee for alerting us to this important notice. Click on the images taken in 2014 to enlarge.   (S.R.)

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Colm Presents a Copy of His Most Recent Publication “Between the Ears”

We thank Colm O’Connor,  (son of the late Eddie and Mary O’Connor) formerly of Drishane Road, Millstreet and now a resident of Rotterdam for the past 35 years – for very kindly presenting a copy of his latest publication “Between the Ears” to Millstreet Museum.   This uplifting comic Irish fiction novel describes strange goings-on in sleepy Ballyloo!  Colm is blessed with a magnificent sense of humour and a wonderful turn of phrase.   We wish Colm every success with his present novel and future publications.   The novel is scheduled to be launched in June 2018 and will be available through many outlets including Amazon.  Click on the images below to enlarge.  (S.R.)

“Radio Treasures” Tonight on CMS from 9:30 to 11:00

Tonight on “Radio Treasures” on www.corkmusicstation.com we include lots of superb light classical music.  We listen to Norah Hickey’s splendid new song at 10:00.  We repeat “Highland Cathedral” due to its great popularity.  We reflect on lots of recent Millstreet happenings (many of which are pictured below).  We recall the annual Aubane Good Friday Quiz.   We feature lots of songs and music from hugely successful Stage/Film Musicals such as “Oklamhoma”.   We share our regular musings and stories…and there’s more – lots more!  Click on the images to enlarge.  One of the best ways to tune into our radio station is to click on Cork Music Station seen on the right of our homepage.  (S.R.) [read more …] ““Radio Treasures” Tonight on CMS from 9:30 to 11:00″

AIB: Ultimate Summer of Music

AIB want to treat you and a group of your friends to the ultimate Summer of Music with tickets to three of the most incredible concerts hitting our shores this summer!

Competition open to second level students age 12 to 18 years, from  March 22nd to April 18th 2018. Prize includes tickets and accommodation. Please visit AIB Millstreet to complete the application form. [1]

 

Celebration of Easter Vigil 2018 in Millstreet

Millstreet Choir pictured after having greatly enhanced the Liturgy of the Easter Vigil on Holy Saturday night in St. Patrick’s Church, Millstreet. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)
Lighting the Paschal Candle.
Sharing the Light in St. Patrick’s Church.

[read more …] “Celebration of Easter Vigil 2018 in Millstreet”

“The Sinking of the Lusitania” on “Where the Road Takes Me” This Sunday on C103 at 7pm

We thank Presenter, John Greene for advance information regarding this Sunday’s programme.  (S.R.)

This week on Where the road takes me , John Greene begins a three
drama/documentary entitled – ‘The Sinking of the Lusitania – Myths,
mysteries and the West Cork Connection’.

On Friday May 5th, 1915 the passenger liner Lusitania was sunk off the Old Head of Kinsale by a German U-Boat, with the loss of 1,198 lives. But was she as innocent as we were led to believe.

* In programme One – We look at the background to the sinking and
how the Cork passengers on board fared, especially Julia o’Neill from
Rosscarbery, whose poignant story continues in programmes two and three.

* In programme two , and in dramatisation format, we feature the
role played by Courtmacsherry lifeboat on the day, using the exact words
spoken by crew members and witnesses. [read more …] ““The Sinking of the Lusitania” on “Where the Road Takes Me” This Sunday on C103 at 7pm”