Sean Radley’s Night

A man who deserves to be in the limelight
On February the nineteenth at Noel C Duggan’s Green Glens Arena ’twill be Sean Radley’s night
A likeable character in every way
We do need more like him is all one can say

A credit to Duhallow and to the Town of Millstreet
A nicer person than him one could not wish to meet
[read more …] “Sean Radley’s Night”

Jack Casey With His Dog King Of Clara

Jack Casey with his dog King of Clara who had won a race at the Cork Track
Had to walk home due to missing out on their car drive a journey of close to forty miles back
To his home on the Clara Road by the Town of Millstreet going back at least six decades in time
When Jack was a hardy young person quite close to the peak of his prime

[read more …] “Jack Casey With His Dog King Of Clara”

Seán Radley – Celebration Night

A Celebration Night in honour of Seán Radley in the Green Glens Arena, Millstreet on Saturday, February 19th 2011 at 7.30 p.m. Light Refreshments. Musical Entertainment and Bar Facilities.
Tickets at €10 are available in shops and public houses in Millstreet as well as from any member of the organising committee.

Contact: Derry Morley, Chairman, Organising Committee

[read more …] “Seán Radley – Celebration Night”

Nutritious Nibbles

The Southern Star Newspaper today carries an article on Eleanor Leahy of Nibbles:

If you want really fresh, wholesome and divine cakes then visit Eleanor Leahy’s award-winning artisan bakery stall. You can buy her produce at the markets in Macroom, Ballincollig, Bishopstown, Mallow, Rathmore and even the Limerick Milk Market. Amazingly she also runs the café and bakery in Millstreet, Nibbles Food Emporium.  To be honest I have no idea how she maintains the passion and enthusiasm she has, as well as keeping her high standards of cooking and using local top quality ingredients, when much of her baking is hand made. [read more …] “Nutritious Nibbles”

General Election 2011 – LTV Broadcast on 21st, 22nd & 23rd February

One of the many election posters on display in the Millstreet area. This poster for Michael Moynihan, T. D. (Fianna Fáil) is at the Square, Millstreet. LTV Local Television will broadcast a special Gerneral Election 2011 Programme on Monday, 21st February at 7.30 p.m. (time yet to be fully confirmed) where all participating Candidates who wish to share their thoughts will be given equal time opportunity on the transmission. The very same recorded programme will be repeated on the following two nights at the same time. Programme Co-ordinator is LTV's Dan Joe Kelleher.

Jeffers of Cork – Music Instrument Specialists – Visit Millstreet Church

Pictured on Wednesday, 2nd February 2011 with Suzanne Fitzgerald, Organist at St. Patrick's Church, Millstreet - David Jeffers and his father, Peter (playing the retuned organ) who are renowned experts from Cork City in the world of Musical Instruments.

Enable Ireland – looking for help

Dear Friends,

We at Enable Ireland Cork Fundraising Office are organising our 2011 Church Gate Collections in your area. We have been granted a Garda Permit to collect in Millstreet on Saturday 26th & Sunday 27th February 2011.

We are currently recruiting new volunteers to help us to make this collection possible. Perhaps you may know someone who would be interested in volunteering. Any help would be hugely appreciated.

Enable Ireland Cork provides a range of essential services to over 483 adults and children with physical and sensory disabilities across Cork city and county. Our ability to push forward with expansion and development plans is dependent on [read more …] “Enable Ireland – looking for help”

Grateful that my Parents came to America … from Millstreet

Michael Dennehy is a columnist with with the online newspaper NorthJersey.com.This week he writes on immigration, and what a contentious issue it is in America at the moment, but he is glad for it in a way because he would never be there himself if his granddad hadn’t emigrated from Millstreet to the USA:

Me Grandad Dennis Dennehy” was born in Millstreet Town, County Cork, Ireland. I have never been there. My brother Brian has on a number of occasions. Millstreet Town has a population of 1,500. It is mostly a farming community situated at the foot of Clara Mountain. It’s a family joke that Grandad Dennis would always brag that we came from “Kings of Ireland.” Brian, on one of his trips there searched the Dennehy castle only to find a small, ancient cottage. [read more …] “Grateful that my Parents came to America … from Millstreet”

LTV2 Millstreet Interview with Midwest Radio’s Michael Commins

Crowley of LTV2 Millstreet has just uploaded the very special interview we recorded with Midwest Radio Presenter Supreme, Michael Commins.   It can be accessed on http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WwCk-fxp-Bw .   We thank Bernard for arranging this and William Fitzgerald also from our LTV2 Team who was cameraman on the occasion at the “Hazel Tree”  in Mallow.   Michael also edits a wonderful “Country Sounds” feature weekly in the “Farmers Journal”.    One may tune into his excellent radio show on Midwest Radio on Wednesdays from 11.00 p.m. and on Sundays from 10.00 p.m. on Internet Radio.   It is also possible to view his studio show in live stream video on the Midwest Radio website.

Geneology research “Murphy”

We are coming from the USA to Millstreet Ireland March 31-April 6. 2011. We are looking for information on the Denis(father)and Jeremiah(son) Murphy family that left Dromtarriffe area in 1851. Jeremiah’s baptismal records are on file at Dromtarriffe Catholic Church. We would like to find out where this family actually lived prior to leaving Ireland and if there may be any relatives in Ireland. Denis married Mary Foley, and Jeremiah’s was 9 years old when they left. Jeremiah married Briget O’Neill, and the family settled in Dubuque, Iowa, USA. We will be spending a week at the Buckley’s self catering cottage near Millstreet starting March 31. Any information or contacts would be appreciated. Dan and Joyce Murphy Ocean Shores WA, USA. [read more …] “Geneology research “Murphy””

BTEI FETAC Level 4 Computer Course

Back to Education Initiative
Through Co. Cork V.E.C.

FETAC Level 4 Computers
(Information Technology Skills)

Wednesday February 2nd 7.00pm-9.30pm
Mallow Return to Education Centre, Lower Beecher Street

This FREE Part-time BTEI Course is offered to:
* those receiving any Social Welfare Payment, or
* those with a Medical Card/GP Only Card, or
* those without a Leaving Certificate

To register, contact: BTEI, Mallow Return To Education Centre (022 55452)

Energy Awareness Day at Millstreet Library until 3.30 p.m. Today

A truly excellent Exhibition for Energy Awareness Day is being held today, 1st February 2011 (St. Brigid's Day) at Millstreet Library where all are invited to view and acquire wonderfully helpful leaflets and brochures and to discuss energy issues. Pictured from left: Alex Grassick (CCC Energy Dept.), Breda O'Leary (Librarian) and Colette Creedon (CCC Energy Dept.). The final Exhibition for the moment takes place in Cobh on Tuesday, 8th Feb. 2011 from 10.00 a.m. to 3.30 p.m..

Áine Collins (Fine Gael) Campaign Launched by Seán Kelly, M.E.P.

Pictured at the official launch of Fine Gael's Áine Collins Campaign in the Wallis Arms Hotel, Millstreet on Monday, 31st Jan. 2011 where a very large audience was in attendance. From left: Gerry Kelly, Seán Kelly (MEP), Áine Collins, Gerard Murphy, Noel Buckley and Patrick Buckley.

[read more …] “Áine Collins (Fine Gael) Campaign Launched by Seán Kelly, M.E.P.”

“Hot Country” Television Show Update

Hot Country

Featuring the best of Irish and American country music weekly. Broadcast at the following times:

Showcase TV:
Sky 201, Freesat 403 and Free to view, Monday 8 – 9 pm with repeats Tue, and Sat 2 -3 pm, and Sunday 8 – 9 pm
and now also on Chorus / NTL / UPC,  Channel 107 City Channel (exclusive to City Channel and broadcasting to all of Ireland)
Monday 2 – 3 pm with repeats, Tue 9.30 – 10.30pm, Thur 3 – 4 pm, Sat 9 – 10 am, and Sun 2 – 3pm

Phil And Kitty Cronin

Phil Cronin is a Millstreet man his wife Kitty is from Kildare
And amongst the Irish Community east of Melbourne they are a well known pair
Kind hearted and good people and surely nice to know
And a credit to that misty green Isle where the tree leaved shamrock grow.
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Phil loves to talk of Millstreet Town and and the people he knew there
Some of the boys and girls he went to school with like he did went to live elsewhere
[read more …] “Phil And Kitty Cronin”

Mitchells in Millstreet

Hello, I am looking for any info on the Mitchells of Millstreet circa 1830-60s. I know that there were 2 brothers Michael Patrick and Dennis. I believe Dennis was born around 1838 and Michael around 1842. I was wandering if someone could possibly tell me how many Catholic parishes there were in the area at that time? I would like to see if they have any records of the Mitchells.
Thank you for your help, John Burgess email:<email>

Áine Collins Campaign Launch

Local FG candidate Áine Collins is launching her campaign next Monday night 31st January at 8pm in the Wallis Arms. MEP Seán Kelly will be in attendance. All are welcome to go along and  find out more about her and what she stands for.

On Twitter she asks: “what issues are important to you, the people of Cork North West?“. Contact Áine on Twitter, Facebook, by email:<email>

St. Bridget’s Cross Workshop at Millstreet Library

Some of the many enthusiastic participants who attended the annual St. Bridget's Cross Workshop at Millstreet Library on Friday, 28th Jan. 2011 from 3 to 4 p.m..

Co-ordinated by Breda O’Leary, Librarian, Millstreet Library the annual St. Bridget’s Cross Workshop was an outstanding success with expert instructors Breeda Kelleher, Teresa Kelleher and Kitty Cronin kindly sharing their skills in the making of the traditional Crosses.   Here we view a selection of images illustrating the [read more …] “St. Bridget’s Cross Workshop at Millstreet Library”

Picture of the Day – “Terns Taking Flight”

We have just received this truly magnificent picture of Terns Taking Flight from Gerard O'Meara, Mallow - the superbly gifted and renowned Photographer whose work over the years has featured in highly prestigious publications, numerous exhibitions and whose recent book of Mallow related pictures of past decades proved hugely popular. We thank Gerard for sharing this treasured image with our many visitors to our Millstreet website.

Tadhg Curtin Joins LTV2 Team for Programme 177

Seated in centre, Tadhg Curtin, a past pupil of Millstreet Community School and presently a Student of Broadcasting and Communication in Tralee joins Eily and Seán at the LTV2 Studio for this week's Programme 177 which will be broadcast tonight (Thursday) at 10.00 p.m. and repeated on Sunday at 8.00 pm..

Here we share a selection of images from the anchoring of the programme this week.    Features this week include a look at a recent Horse Fair in Millstreet, the Ballydaly G.A.A. Reunion Event at the Wallis Arms, Fun Time with Mary & Seán M., Brendan & Jerry’s Corner, Eily interviews John Magee and Lisa O’Callaghan … and there’s more – lots more  – and  as William Fitzgerald is editing the [read more …] “Tadhg Curtin Joins LTV2 Team for Programme 177”