John Greene Meets Ger Healy on C103 This Sunday at 7pm

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

It’s 25,000 years ago since the last ice-age in Ireland.  But it’s an ill-wind that doesn’t blow some good.  At least Kerry got the Gap of Dunloe – a narrow mountain pass separating the McGillacuddy Reeks in the west, from the Purple Mountains in the East. 

On this week’s edition of ‘Where the road takes me’, John Greene travels over the County Bounds to meet Ger Healy.  Born in the Gap, Ger is a popular singer and multi-instrumentalist – and just like his father before him, he’s also a jarvey. 

Tunes on the tin whistle, polkas and hornpipes on the box, a few songs, the family history, a journey with paddy the horse through the Gap, and anybody else we can capture there on a windy day.  All of these are the ingredients for this week’s edition of ‘Where the road takes me’.  [read more …] “John Greene Meets Ger Healy on C103 This Sunday at 7pm”

Millstreet ARA Artists’ Exhibition Launch on Wed. 1st May 2019

Maura Walsh of IRD Duhallow will launch one of the first Bealtaine Festival 2019 events at Millstreet Library when at 7:00pm on Wednesday, 1st May she will officially open Millstreet Active Retirement Association Artists’ Exhibition.   Everyone is most welcome.  We thank Phil for alerting us to the special occasion.  (S.R.)

Kerry Athletics Awards for Danielle and Frank O’Riordan

The Kerry Athletics Awards Banquet  took place in the Kenmare Bay Hotel Friday April 12th  2019.

On the night the excellent performances of the Athletes during 2018 were celebrated.   
                                     
Sincere congratulations goes to two very talented young Athletes. Brother and Sister Frank and Danielle O’Riordan from Dromsicane, Millstreet . 
They both received a beautiful Kerry Club Award for their outstanding preformances with Gneeveguilla Athletic Club throughout 2018.   Sincere congratulations to Danielle and Frank on such wonderful success in the world of sport.
Click on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.)

[read more …] “Kerry Athletics Awards for Danielle and Frank O’Riordan”

Next “Radio Treasures” Broadcast on Tuesday 23rd April at 9:30pm

There will be no transmission of “Radio Treasures” on Cork Music Station on this Tuesday night.   On next Tuesday, 23rd April 2019 our 10pm Interview will include a chat with Bryan O’Leary (centre in photograph) and the members of the superb traditional Irish music group Conifers pictured below at their magnificent Concert on last Saturday night in the Wallis Arms HotelCork Music Station broadcasts 24/7 with the very best of Irish and Country & Western Music.  Click on the image to enlarge.  (S.R.)

New Safety Net for Trampoline Found Today at Killarney Road Millstreet

We thank Geraldine for alerting us to the fact that a Safety Net for a Trampoline has been found at Killarney Road, Millstreet today.   Please contact millstreetmuseum @eircom.net if you or someone you know has lost this new item.  (S.R.)

Remembering RMS Titanic on “Where the Road Takes Me” This Sunday at 7pm on C103

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

This coming Monday April 15th, marks the anniversary of one of the deadliest peacetime maritime disasters – the sinking of the RMS Titanic.

On Where the road takes me this Sunday evening, John Greene travels to Ballydesmond to hear the story of Danny Buckley who survived the sinking.

 However, Danny’s luck ran out on the battlefields of World War one, when a sniper’s bullet ended his life, just a few short days before the war had ended.

At the American wake in Ballydesmond the night before he departed on the Titanic, Danny stood and sang ‘When the fields are white with daisies’. [read more …] “Remembering RMS Titanic on “Where the Road Takes Me” This Sunday at 7pm on C103″

Preparing for Traditional Music Weekend 2019 in Millstreet

Maria Casey and son Conor preparing for the very busy Traditional Music Weekend taking place in Millstreet with Dancing Competitions and a Concert on Saturday while on Sunday at MCS there will be the annual Féile Cheoil. Below Donagh and Mary lend a helping hand.  Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)

[read more …] “Preparing for Traditional Music Weekend 2019 in Millstreet”

Fundraising Musical Event in Aid of MS Ireland on 12th May 2019

Click on the Poster to enlarge. (S.R.)
Seán Murphy of the Cork City Branch of MS Ireland promoting the upcoming Musical Event on 12th May in Cork. Seán is the inspiring Coordinator of many praiseworthy fundraising events in aid of MS Ireland.
Pictured at the recent Regional Meeting of MS Ireland in Macroom’s Castle Hotel which was also attended by Ava Battles, CEO, MS Ireland (7th from left standing).

Deer Observed at Station Road Millstreet

We thank Pat for bringing to our attention that a Deer was observed earlier this Wednesday (10th Apr. 2019) evening at Station Road, Millstreet near the Football Pitch (pictured below).  While I did not see the Deer when I visited the location it is quite possible that the Deer may still be within the area.  In the interest of Road SafetyDrivers should be on the alert in case the Deer may attempt crossing the road.  (S.R.)

Station Road 10th Apr. 2019 where the Deer was seen earlier today.

“Radio Treasures” Visits Carriganima and Fr. James Shares Wonderful Reflection

Our 10pm feature tonight recalls the 2019 Parade for St. Patrick in Carriganima where we interview Fr. Anthony, Seán, Eily, Aindrias, Gobnait and Shane… and we’re delighted to feature second broadcast of Fr. James McSweeney’s Reflections on “Radio Treasures” – on Cork Music Station   Also in tonight’s “Radio Treasures”(9:30 -11:00) we include musings, music and songs galore.  And we chat about the many items illustrated below.   Click on the images to enlarge. Feel most welcome to make contact by logging into our “Seán Radley” Facebook chat page or by texting.  One may also email us on millstreetmuseum @eircom.net – Happy Listening! Click on the images to enlarge.   The following are brief captions to our selection of pictures below…More complete features to follow later: (S.R.)

  1.  Official Opening of “Capabu” at The Square on Thurs. 4th April 2019 (more complete feature later) CAtherine PAtrick BUicke – hence the name!
  2. Carriganima St. Patrick’s Parade 2019.
  3. Chef Supreme Kevin at the Wallis Arms Hotel.
  4. Rehearsing for Sunday’s Choral Concert in St. Patrick’s Church, Millstreet.
  5. Cobh on Tuesday morning (9th April 2019) viewing the arrival of just one of the 101 Liners visiting during this year.  This is the “Magellan”.
  6. The Millstreet Lottery Committee and Coworkers at the 25th AGM in the Wallis Arms Hotel on Sat. 6th April.
  7. The superbly successful Annual Coffee Day in aid of Marymount Hospice held on Wednesday, 3rd April at Millstreet Garda Station.
  8. Two images recalling last Saturday’s Tour of the most impressive Rescue Helicopter Centre in Rathcoole when Millstreet Vintage Club was invited.
  9. Three images where our focus is on the official launch of Sculptor Supreme, Denis O’Connor’s (with hat) magnificent Exhibition at Siamsa Tíre, Tralee on Saturday, 6th April entitled “Along the Western Shore” which continues until 3rd May.   Denis is son of the late Tess and Con O’Connor of Main Street, Millstreet.

Presentation by Lucey Transport Ltd. Drivers to Donal Barry on His Recent Retirement

Drivers of Millstreet Depot of Lucey Transport Ltd. assembled at the Macroom Road Centre on Saturday afternoon, 6th April 2019 to make a special presentation to the very popular Donal Barry of Boherbue on his recent retirement after 45 years of wonderfully dedicated service at Lucey Transport Ltd., Millstreet.   Following some very witty sincere speeches the group enjoyed refreshments at Café Aroma at Minor Row, Millstreet.  We, as well as the Organisers of this presentation, extend sincere congratulations to Donal and wish him many long years of happy and healthy retirement.   Click on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.)

Donal Barry (centre) accepts the presentation from Jerry Murphy (representing the Drivers of the Millstreet Depot of Lucey Transport Ltd.).
Pictured with Donal are some of the Organisers of the special presentation – from left: Daithí Collins, (Donal Barry,) Jerry Murphy and Nicholas Buckley.

Upcoming Musical Events 2019

Tadhg Murphy of Cork is the Presenter at The Music Room in Boherbue on this Thursday, 4th April 2019 at 8pm.   The next Millstreet Gramophone Circle takes place on Friday, 26th April at 8.15pm when we invite our audience to share one or two CDs of their favourite songs/music in “Listeners’ Choice”.   And our Bealtaine presentation takes place on Friday, 31st May at 8:15pm with Michael Drew of Boherbue sharing a wonderful programme of music and song.   Recently in Freemount a magnificent presentation was given by Mary Broderick and her sister, Clare Murphy.  We share images here of that very special event where a capacity audience was delighted with the splendid programme.  Click on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.) [read more …] “Upcoming Musical Events 2019”

Sincere Congratulations to Swimmer Supreme Conor Moynihan

Conor Moynihan had a really magnificent Swim Gala in South Africa last week…28-31 March 2019… with lots of PBs (personal bests) and medals.  Conor is grandson of Margaret & Michael Moynihan, Killarney Road, Millstreet.  We thank Conor’s Dad – Niall – for sharing this wonderful image of Swimmer Supreme Conor and for the update on such superb achievements in the World of Sport.   Click on the image to enlarge.  (S.R.)

Wonderfully Successful National Schools Quiz at GAA Hall

Sincere thanks to all the parents and pupils of all the schools who took part, the Correcting Team from Millstreet PNS, John Tarrant quizmaster, Parents helpers on the night, and Seán Radley for photographs.
We had 160 pupils and a very enjoyable night.
Thanks and regards
Millstreet Parents Association
We thank Millstreet Parents Association for this report on such a successful event.   Click on the various images to enlarge.  (S.R.)
Winners
2nd & 3rd Class
1. St Brendan’s NS Rathcoole. 
2. Presentation NS Millstreet
3. Knocknagree NS
4. Scoil Mhuire Boys NS Millstreet. 
4th & 5th Class
1. Presentation NS Millstreet
2. Presentation NS Millstreet
3. Holy Family NS Rathmore
4. Derrinagree NS
6th Class
1. St Brendan’s NS Rathcoole. 
2. Holy Family NS Rathmore
3. Presentation NS Millstreet
Thanks and kind regards,
 
Millstreet Parents Association Committee
 

Sinead Corkery, Chairperson

allClaire Twomey, Secretary

Denise Buckley, Treasurer 
See some 45 more images from the enthusiastic occasion below.

[read more …] “Wonderfully Successful National Schools Quiz at GAA Hall”

Fr. James, Áine and Giles Tonight on “Radio Treasures” 9:30 to 11:00

Our 10pm feature tonight greets a wonderful New Arrival – Giles from Dublin – We join Áine Collins at the official opening of her new Election Office in Millstreet and we’re delighted to feature the very first of Fr. James McSweeney’s Reflections on “Radio Treasures” and we celebrate Mother’s Day 2019 at Herlihy’s Centra-on Cork Music Station   Also in tonight’s “Radio Treasures” we include musings, music and songs galore.  And we chat about the many items illustrated below.   Click on the images to enlarge. Feel most welcome to make contact by logging into our “Seán Radley” Facebook chat page or by texting.  One may also email us on millstreetmuseum @eircom.net – Happy Listening! Click on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.)

Installing New Windows at Carnegie Hall

Due to the installation of new windows at Carnegie Hall, Millstreet – the Library will be closed until this Thursday.  Millstreet Museum will be open on Tuesday, 2nd April 2019 from 9:30am to 1:40pm but due to the windows installation at the Museum Centre will be closed on Wednesday, 3rd April.  Click on the images below to enlarge.  (S.R.) [read more …] “Installing New Windows at Carnegie Hall”