Supporting Millstreet Christmas Lights 2019

The wonderfully dedicated Millstreet Christmas Lights Committee are holding their annual Church Gate Collection this weekend.  Generous support not only helps to maintain the uplifting festive town decorations but also allows the purchase of even more superbly impressive light features.   It’s also truly encouraging that people from abroad such as Patrick W. O’Leary of Louisville, Kentucky post their generous and much appreciated donation from abroad to support such an important local activity.   Click on the images below to enlarge.  (S.R.)

Millstreet Christmas Lights Committee Members – from left – Niamh, Katherine and Noreen.

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Remembering John “Sing” O’Sullivan

Motivated by the enormous interest in Poet Francis Duggan’s superb poem “John Sing Used to Say” we delved into our Millstreet Museum Pictorial Archives to discover these three images of the late John “Sing”recorded in Millstreet…and John features in many more images also.    Tap on the pictures to enlarge.  (S.R.)

John brightening up Millstreet while Shane Browne assumed the health and safety role!
Musicians supreme – John with Mícheál Gleeson.
John with “Rooter” the dog – passing the well known Richard Barrett’s Drapery Shop.

Millstreet Community Text Alert 2020

Millstreet Community Text Alert is accepting applications from those who wish to renew or join the Text Alert System for 2020 at a cost of  €10.

Application forms are available from Wordsworth, Millstreet & Guerin’s Shop, Ballydaly.  Closing date for receipt of applications is Saturday 30th November.

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

We thank Presenter, John Greene, for advance information re this evening’s programme….10th Nov. 2019.  (S.R.)

This Sunday evening on C103, John Greene brings you another edition of ‘Where the road takes me’, as he returns to the Lough in Cork City’s Southside.

It’s the second and concluding programme which outlines the life and times of one of Cork’s best known entertainers Billa O’Connell. 

This week we hear Billa’s favourite songs and stories, and his time as entertainment manager at one of Cork’s famous hotels.

We hear about his decision to book Hollywood actor, boxer and singer, the gorgeous Gael himself Jack Doyle.

And, on hearing of the mutual admiration between Doyle and Cork hurler Christy Ring, Billa worked on bringing both stars together.  [read more …] ““Where the Road Takes Me” at 7 this Evening on C103″

Remembering Our Faithful Departed in November 2019

For putting in place the truly magnificent November Garden 2019 in St. Patrick’s Church, Millstreet we extend sincere thanks to Parish Secretary, Sharon Lane and her wonderfully dedicated Team including her mother, Mary – also Declan Crowley of Milltech for the exquisite graphic design – Canon John Fitzgerald, P.P. and Sacristan Julie Brady.  Here we share a selection of images illustrating the superb feature which so beautifully remembers All who have sadly gone to their Eternal Reward over the past year.   May they all rest in peace.   Click on the pictures to enlarge.  (S.R.) [read more …] “Remembering Our Faithful Departed in November 2019”

Black and white Cat Missing

Update: Trigger returned today (9th Nov)

Our Black and White two year old male cat missing since Sunday evening from the Tullig area. He was wearing a grey flea collar and is chipped and is neutered. He is a relatively big cat and has a black patch under his chin. If anyone saw him or sees him could they please phone 087 9064528.

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Irish Leaving Cert Honours Grinds Classes

Irish Leaving Cert Honours Grinds Classes available to eager students wanting to achieve top marks held in Rathmore area by an experienced Kerry native Irish teacher with Oral Irish Examination experience in her own home. Class 1 : duration 1 hour, covers Paper 1 & 2, excellent H1 typed notes given and sample answers on the poems and stories, essays, debates and Novel covered. Class 2: duration 1 hour, Irish Oral class, complete top-class preparation for this exam worth 40%, by experienced examiner, excellent typed notes given for the 20 Sraith Phictiúr, the conversation and the poetry reading. There is limited availability, booking is essential to secure a place. Phone 087 9858133.

 

“Radio Treasures” on Cork Music Station 9:30 to 11pm this Tuesday

Tonight (Tues. 5th Nov. 2019) on “Radio Treasures” we remember the late Gay Byrne and we chat about the following:

The  winners at the Kinsale Literary Festival Words by Water which was held on Fri. 4th Oct. in Kinsale, Co. Cork.
Karen O’Connor formerly of Station Road, Millstreet was shortlisted and won an award for her poem “Buying Pineapple”. The poem was inspired by her daughter Holly`s imagination when she was a young child.
We thank Donie and Margaret Forde of Kinsale for the image and caption. Tap on the picture to enlarge. Karen is on extreme right. (S.R.)

All this and much more tonight  on Cork Music Station .   Also in tonight’s “Radio Treasures” we include musings, music and songs galore.  We remember our Faithful Departed.   And we chat about such a variety of topics as illustrated above – Tap on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.) Feel most welcome to make contact by logging into our “Seán Radley” Facebook chat page or by texting 086 825 0074 or use Whatsapp using ther same mobile number.  One may also email us on millstreetmuseum @eircom.net – Happy Listening!   Click here to tune into tonight’s Show.  (S.R.)

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

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

For well over half-a-century he’s been entertaining Cork audiences young and old.  The stage on Cork’s opera House became his second home.  

He was made a freeman of Cork City, and received an honorary MA Degree from UCC  for his contribution to Cork’s Cultural life. 

Most people don’t believe in fairytales, but he has good reason to, as he eventually got to marry Cinderella. 

On ‘Where the road takes me’ this week, John Greene goes to the Lough in Cork City to speak to Billa O’Connell. 

There’s songs and plenty of wit from the man who starred in many a Cork Opera House pantomime, and ‘Summer Revels’ which ran for two decades.  [read more …] ““Where the Road Takes Me” at 7pm Sunday on C103″

South Africa’s Magnificent Victory in Rugby World Cup Final Today

With the Irish Flag we note the South African Flag at Dooneen, Millstreet. Sincere congratulations to Hannelie O’Connor, Dooneen – originally from South Africa – on this morning’s magnificent victory in the Rugby World Cup Final – 32 points to 12 v. England. We also extend best wishes to Justin Black who also has South African connections. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)

A Very Happy Retirement to Wonderfully Popular Lily Cleary

We wish the wonderfully popular Lily Cleary every blessing and happiness in her retirement following 15 superbly dedicated years of service at the Wallis Arms Hotel Millstreet. Tap on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)
As Lily retires today (Friday, 1st Nov. 2019) Chef Supreme Kevin Fleming makes a floral presentation to Lily in advance of a Staff get together later.

Music and Cheques Presentation in The Pub Carriganima Sat. 2nd Nov. at 9pm

Music at The Pub in Carriganima on this Saturday Night November 2nd at 9pm with the Legendary Johnny Bremner. Presentations  of Cheques will also be made to both Macroom and Millstreet Hospitals following the recent Charity Fun Run/Walk.   Everybody Welcome.

Sincere Congratulations to Donagh Murphy on his Recent Graduation

Sincere congratulations to Donagh Murphy, Killarney Road, Millstreet who recently graduated as a Primary School Teacher from Mary Immaculate College of Education Limerick...Donagh is believed to be the second Male Student from Millstreet Community School to graduate from Mary Immaculate College. We wish Donagh every Happiness and Success throughout his Teaching Career. Tap on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)
One of Donagh Murphy’s wonderfully creative 2019 Halloween figureswaiting for a haircut (!) outside his Mum’s “Guys and Dolls” Hair Salon at Pound Hill, Millstreet.

“Radio Treasures” on Cork Music Station 9:30 to 11pm this Tuesday

Tonight on “Radio Treasures” we feature Singer Joe Guerin and many more local Singers.  We remember the late Patrick O’Keeffe of Cullen and play one of his favourite Singers in tribute. And we chat about Autumn and Halloween 2019. All this and much more tonight including our chance meeting yesterday with Radio and T.V. Presenter Ivan Yates  on Cork Music Station .   Also in tonight’s “Radio Treasures” we include musings, music and songs galore.  We remember our Faithful Departed.   And we chat about such a variety of topics as illustrated below – Tap on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.) Feel most welcome to make contact by logging into our “Seán Radley” Facebook chat page or by texting 086 825 0074 or use Whatsapp using ther same mobile number.  One may also email us on millstreetmuseum @eircom.net – Happy Listening!   Click here to tune into tonight’s Show.  See further images below.  (S.R.)

Superbly Successful Fundraising Halloween Fancy Dress Party in “The Bush Bar” in aid of Rylane Boxing Club

Pictured at “The Bush Bar”, Millstreet the winners of the wonderfully successful Halloween Fancy Dress Party 2019 in aid of Rylane Boxing Club – members of which are also included in the photograph. Tap the image to enlarge. (S.R.)

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Wonderfully Successful Sunday Coffee Morning at Cinnamon in aid of Playground Development

We feature the first three images of the hugely successful Fundraising Coffee Morning held at “Cinnamon” in West End, Millstreet this Sunday, 27th Oct. 2019.  The focus of the Fundraiser – the upcoming development of Millstreet Town Park Children’s Playground.  Click on the pictures to enlarge.  (S.R.)
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