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

We thank Presenter, John Greene for advance information on his programme which is scheduled to be broadcast on this Sunday evening 23rd July 2017 at 7.  (S.R.)

Influences on Irish Traditional Music on the ‘Where the road takes me’ series has now reached the half-way mark. This week we concentrate on one of our foremost music collectors who salvaged and preserved two thousand traditional songs and tunes.

This week John Greene travels to Inward Ardgroom, close to the village of Ardgroom, where Church of Ireland Canon James Goodman served as curate between 1858 and 1866. It was here in the beautiful and secluded rectory that Goodman packed his collection into four manuscripts. [read more …] ““Where the Road Takes Me” on C103 at 7 This Evening”

Superb Book Review by Diarmuid Cronin on “Evening Echo”

Over the past few years quite a number of excellent Book Reviews by Students from Millstreet Community School have been published by Cork’s “Evening Echo”. On Friday, 21st July 2017 it was the splendid review of Diarmuid Cronin of Laught, Rathcoole which was published as one of two reviews. We congratulate Diarmuid. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)

Pre-School Teacher Leader (Part time)

‪Pre-School Teacher Leader (part time)
Lyre Community Pre-School Playgroup

We require For ECCE Programme Pre-School Leader Minimum Fetac Level 6:

  • ‪A minimum of two years experience.
  • The candidate will have the opportunity to work on their own initiative
  • ‪A good knowledge of the Aistear Framework a necessity.
  • ‪Applicant needs to be caring, enthusiastic, honest and reliable.
  • First Aid & Manual required.

Please e-mail cover letter and CV to
Lyre Community Pre-School Playgroup CLG
Lyre, Banteer, Co.Cork
lyrepreschool @gmail.com lyrepreschool@gmail.com

Millstreet’s Luke O’Donoghue to Represent Ireland in Slovenia

Millstreet’s Luke O’Donoghue is to represent Ireland in early August in Slovenia at the World Junior Angling Championships. Sincere congratulations to 15 year old Luke and every success in such a hugely prestigious event. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)

 

Luke’s Grandfather – Michael Murphy and his Father – Billy – have truly inspired Luke as they both have a long and very successful history in the World of Fishing.


[read more …] “Millstreet’s Luke O’Donoghue to Represent Ireland in Slovenia”

“In The Light of Other Days” by Margaret O’Donoghue Sullivan – Splendid Autobiography

“In The Light of Other Days” by Margaret O’Donoghue Sullivan 

“In the Light of Other Days” is an autobiography from Margaret O’Donoghue Sullivan and documents her childhood growing up in rural Ireland.

Margaret lived on a farm with her parents and siblings and the love and importance of family was at the heart of this. The book contains fondly recalled events and stories during the author’s childhood as well as detailing the changing face of farming during the industrialisation of Ireland and of Ireland’s rich history, infused with evocative poetry.

The book is available in Wordsworth Millstreet, Easons bookshop Killarney, Eagers bookshop Killarney, Amazon. It’s a great read for adults and also for children.

We thank Margaret of Rathduane for presenting a copy of her splendid recently published book to Millstreet Museum.  It was the very well known Tom McSweeney who recently launched the Book in Killarney.  Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)

Kate Mary & Grandson Podge Collins Feature on Prestigious Match Programme 2017

We thank Marie Casey, Cloghoula for very kindly sending us this superb image which recently appeared in the official Match Programme in Thurles at the recent Cork v. Clare Match. Podge Collins is of course the truly superb G.A.A. Sportsman from Co. Clare and Kate Mary Cremin of Cullen is his Grandmother. Sincere congratulations to both on such highly prestigious national coverage. Kate Mary indicated to me that she had to be in Smithfield Square, Dublin not long after 7am for the photo shoot with her Grandson! Click on the picture to enlarge. (S.R.)

Dogs Found / Missing after last nights Thunderstorms

After last night’s intense thunderstorms which shook the buildings around here, a number of dogs have been scared off. Over 200 houses are without power this morning – in a line from Cloghoula to Clonbanin.

  • The black dog above was found in Cullen last night. Update, Minnie is back home 🙂
  • A black sheepdog with brown tinge, approx 9yrs old, missing since late Tuesday night/early Wednesday morning, friendly dog. Answers to Susie. Rathcoole/Millstreet area. If found please ring 087 7404824. Thank you (no picture) – UPDATE: he’s back home
  • Spotted this morning at 11am in Kilcorney village… medium brown make dog ..looks like half hound half setter .. looking lost. Couldn’t take him in.
  • A brown & white dog went missing last night. A Husky with microchip. Answers to name of Casper. Contact me on 0871307828 if found
  • A brown & white dog went missing last night. A Husky with microchip. Answers to name of Casper. Contact 0871307828 if found. UPDATE: Back at home
  • Millstreet Vets are reporting lost dogs. They have a  black and white cocker spaniel (Cullen), and more: See below for details:

[read more …] “Dogs Found / Missing after last nights Thunderstorms”

Millstreet Welcomes Our European Visitors to Prestigious Equestrian Event

Members of the Polish Team arrive in Millstreet. We look forward to the wonderfully colourful opening Parade at 6.30pm on Wednesday through Millstreet Town. Click on the image to enlarge. (S.R.)

A Very Happy 60th Birthday Martin

We extend sincere Birthday Greetings to Martin Goggin who celebrated his 60th Birthday on 17th July 2017. We thank Miriam O’Sullivan for the selection of images who states “I am sharing a few photographs from his party with his friends at the COPE Foundation in Mallow. The last photograph shows Martin cutting his birthday cake assisted by his housemother Cathleen O’Brien. We his family and his many friends wish him a very happy birthday on this important milestone.” Click on the pictures to enlarge. (S.R.)

Competition Time

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Competition open to all shopkeepers and home owners in Millstreet Town

Pick one of the countries on the list and decorate your window with themes of the country for example get children to draw something relevant to the country to welcome the participants as it is for some their first visit to Ireland.

Prize – Family tickets to the BBQ on the 20th July at 7pm and you can meet the athletes from the sixteen nations and enjoy live music. 

Judging will be done Wednesday the 19th of July and announced at the parade of Nations by Noel Buckley.

[read more …] “Competition Time”

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

We thank Presenter, John Greene, for the following advance information regarding his Radio Documentary this Sunday.  (S.R.)

 

This week on Where the road takes me, we feature the second programme dealing with influences on the revival, survival and progression of Irish Traditonal music.

This week John Greene looks at the contribution of three musicians, who are regarded as being exponents in the art of playing their favourite instruments. [read more …] ““Where the Road Takes Me” on C103 This Sunday at 7pm”

Dromtariffe Parish Hall Committee Community Walks – This Thursday

The Dromtariffe Parish Hall Committee Community Walks will continue this Thursday 13th July at 7.30pm (weather permitting). This week we will start the walk in Kilinane (3.0km / 1.5 miles approx) (Take the first road to the right, signposted Newmarket on the Killarney road past the Sandpit pub). Parking at Jerry Murphy’s. Please join us again for a lovely evening as we wander the byways of our parish. Everybody welcome. If in doubt because of weather, please contact 087-0648108 or 086-3720960.   We thank Christine for the notice.  (S.R.)

Friends of the Children of Chernobyl – Rathmore Branch – 1997-2017 

Friends of the Children of Chernobyl
Rathmore Branch
1997-2017  – 21st Celebration

The Friends of the Children of Chernobyl Rathmore Branch are celebrating their 21st year of hosting Belarusian children and their interpreters.

To honour this occasion we will have a special Mass on Wednesday 19th July at 7.30pm  in Rathmore Church followed by light refreshments in Teach Íosagáin.

We would like to invite all of you who helped in any way since 1997.  We look forward to meeting you all on the night.

We thank Eileen for this important notice.  (S.R.)

“Radio Treasures” Tonight from 9.30 to 11.00 on Cork Music Station

Among the many items about which we shall be chatting on “Radio Treasures” tonight … Reviewing our recent Pilgrimage to Knock Shrine, Co. Mayo.  Lots of excellent music from all over the world and of course, Ireland.   And musings aplenty also. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.) To access the programme please tune into www.corkmusicstation.com Do log into the Seán Radley Facebook to communicate with the Show or text 086 825 0074.   Happy Listening!  (S.R.)

We feature Norah’s magnificent song on our programme tonight. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)

[read more …] ““Radio Treasures” Tonight from 9.30 to 11.00 on Cork Music Station”

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

We thank Presenter John Greene for the following advance information regarding his radio documentary this evening.  (S.R.)

Two of the reasons regularly put forward for the survival of traditional music in Ireland are that the country was not one of the battlegrounds in either of the two world wars, and also that our economy was largely agricultural, where tradition usually lives and thrives.

In a four part programme on ‘Where the road takes me’, John Greene looks at some of the other reasons, like the influences of some of our most talented musicians, composers and collectors.

We look at the enormous contribution of Irish traditional music collector and Anglican Minister Canon James Goodman, curate of Ardgroom, Rector of Skibbereen and Canon of Ross in the late nineteenth century. [read more …] ““Where the Road Takes Me” on C103 at 7 This Evening”

Lehane’s Coaches Tours

Here is a list of upcoming dates for Lehane’s Coaches Tours

  • 16th July: Bears Peninsula
  • 23rd July: Dingle
  • 30th July: Ring of Kerry
  • 6th August: Spike Island and Fota Wildlife Park
  • 13th August: Tullamore Show
  • 20th August: Inis Oírr Island
  • 27th August: North Kerry trip
  • 3rd September: Knock Shrine
  • 10th September: get your dancing shoes on for a day at lisdoonvarna festival

Contact Jerry @ 087-2833696 for more details

Dromtariffe Parish Hall Committee Next Community Walk

The next Dromtariffe Parish Hall Committee community walk will take place Thursday 6th July (weather permitting). Focus on this occasion is Keale Bridge. Everybody welcome. If in doubt because of weather or for further information, please contact 087 0648108 or 086 3720960.  We thank Christine for this important notice.  (S.R.)  

Sincere Thanks to All Who Made the Official Opening of Millstreet Daycare Centre Such a Superb Success

The Management of Millstreet Daycare Centre wish to thank all of you who attended our recent opening and very generously gave donations on the day.

A special thanks to those who gave their time and expertise voluntarily on the day.

  • Jerry Pat, Olga, Paulina and Claire who did great work on the BBQ.
  • Mary Jo and Pat Bucke for entertaining us with their music and songs.
  • Sheila , Vera, Mary, Teresa, Breda, Sheila and Danny for providing the lovely tea/coffee and refreshments.
  • Aoife and Jennifer for decorating the young boys and girls with their face painting.
  • The Red Cross for providing ambulance and first aid cover.
  • The wonderful photographers Seanie, Breda and Geraldine. Also to John Tarrant for highlighting our day on the Corkman.
  • To all the Day Centre staff, Maureen, Denis, Chris and others who did trojan work in preparation for the day and to everyone else who helped in any way. We really appreciate the voluntary contribution from the members of the community.  
  • We thank Mary Feeley for this important message.  (S.R.)

Many thanks to all of you for making the day the success it was.