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.)

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.)

Special “Handed Down” Presentation in Scartaglin on 13th April 2019

We thank P.J. Teahan for the Poster and we share further information re the upcoming April event. Click on the image to enlarge. (S.R.)                                      P.J. Teahan‎ World Fiddle Day Scartaglin
The final Handed Down is a very special one.   In 2000 a group of Co. Kerry musicians travelled to Boston where they were part of the Burns Library events . They were interviewed by the great Ciarán MacMathúna and the event was captured on video.
Pádraig MacMathúna is coming to Scartaglin with great footage of Paddy Cronin, Johnny O Leary , Joe Burke, Nicky McAuliffe , Ellen “O’Leary” Healy all onstage sharing tunes,stories and memories with Ciarán.
A special thanks to Boston College for allowing the material to be shown at Handed Down .

“Radio Treasures” Goes Racing Tonight! Broadcast from 9:30 to 11:00

Our 10pm interview tonight takes us back to the appearance of the Red Bull Formula One Car in Millstreet-on Cork Music Station  We include an interview with the car owner – Paul O’Connell and we hear the amazing sound of the racing car in The Square.  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!

Some of the Pupils from Cloghoula N.S. on a guided tour of Millstreet Museum this Tuesday morning – 26th March 2019.
A wonderfully attractive vintage car that parked for a brief period at Main Street, Millstreet a few weeks ago.

[read more …] ““Radio Treasures” Goes Racing Tonight! Broadcast from 9:30 to 11:00″

Celebrating the Sacrament of Confirmation 2019 in Millstreet

Blessed with splendid weather some 97 young people received the Sacrament of Confirmation at St. Patrick’s Church, Millstreet on Wednesday, 20th March 2019 with Bishop of Kerry – Bishop Ray Browne – administering the Sacrament.   The Liturgy, singing, music and the excellent coordination of photographic recordings – all were a true credit to the various Coordinators.   Bishop Ray stood for not only class group photographs of Presentation N.S., Millstreet B.N.S., Cloghoula N.S. and Cullen N.S. but also for every individual as well as family groups.  Here we share some 28 images from the most impressive celebration.  Click on the pictures to enlarge.  (S.R.) [read more …] “Celebrating the Sacrament of Confirmation 2019 in Millstreet”

“Where the Road Takes Me” Remembers Declan Ryan on C103

We thank Presenter, John Greene, for advance information to this Sunday (24th March 2019) evening’s programme at 7 on C103 (S.R.)

Another one of Cork’s Showband stars has passed away.

Over the Bank Holiday weekend, Declan Ryan died peacefully at his home in Blackrock on Cork City’s Southside.

On this week’s edition of ‘Where the road takes me’, John Greene pays tribute to the man who once fronted the ‘Regal’ and ‘Arrivals’ showbands.

We hear excerpts from an interview recorded with him over two years ago, in which he describes leaving his job at the parcels office in CIE, to become a fulltime singer and musician.  At seventeen years of age, Declan, as lead singer with the Regal, was now earning twice as much as his father was.

                  We hear how his big hit ‘I need you’ came about, and reached number six in the Irish charts in 1965.

And…………. [read more …] ““Where the Road Takes Me” Remembers Declan Ryan on C103″

Today is National Daffodil Day in Aid of Irish Cancer Society

This Friday, 22nd March 2019 is National Daffodil Day in aid of the Irish Cancer Society.   Dedicated Volunteers are at a variety of venues throughout Millstreet Town.   The generous support for such a praiseworthy cause is greatly appreciated.  Yesterday on 21st March in Millstreet G.A.A. Community Hall a special Coffee Morning for the very same cause was most successful and had been coordinated by Mary Fitzgerald (in red on third image below).  We share a selection of images from that event.  Click on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.) [read more …] “Today is National Daffodil Day in Aid of Irish Cancer Society”

Prestigious Grand Marshal 2019 Role in New York for Neil O’Sullivan Who Has Cullen Connections

We thank Annabelle O’Sullivan for sharing this uplifting and very interesting article with us. Click on the image to enlarge. (S.R.)
Neil is nephew of the late Con O’Sullivan of Lyreaoune, Cullen and his truly important role in this year’s New York and Staten Island St. Patrick’s Day Parades is highly prestigious.
His father, Tim O’Sullivan (Corney) came from Lyreaoune, Cullen, and his mother, Katherine Murphy’s  people came from Knocknashinnagh , Cullen.   And, in addition, both father and son shared the same very special honour.   We extend sincere congratulations on such a tremendous honour.

Millstreet Knitting Together Supporting Greater Chernobyl Cause

Fiona Corcoran, Chief Executive/Founder “The Greater Chernobyl Cause” (in centre with purple cap) was delighted to accept from “Millstreet Knitters Together” a wonderful variety of beautifully knitted caps etc. as well as sacks of clothes for the most praiseworthy cause. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)
“Millstreet Knitters Together” meet on a weekly basis at Main Street and have, over the years, supported many wonderful causes through their very creative knitting projects. And there’s always a welcome cuppa and scones at the end of each session.
We thank Mary Buckley of Laught for alerting us to this excellent local Group whose work and support is most impressive.

[read more …] “Millstreet Knitting Together Supporting Greater Chernobyl Cause”

“Radio Treasures” Tuesday 19th March on Air 9:30 to 11:00pm

Our 10pm interview tonight takes us back to St. Patrick’s Day Mass 2019 and “Highland Cathedral”-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. 1. Margaret Moynihan at Millstreet Gramophone Circle – excellent programme.  2. Sponsored Walk by MCS Students from School to Drishane Estate and back in aid of School Library Development.  3.   Andrew Dennehy’s Tractor in Millstreet St. Patrick’s Day Parade.  4. Champion Climber Tom Lehane visits Presentation N.S. on St. Patrick’s Week.  Lots more images of these topics later   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!

Annual Coffee Morning This Thursday Coordinated by Mary Fitzgerald for Daffodil Day 2019

The Annual Coffee Morning coordinated by Mary Fitzgerald for Daffodil Day in March 2019 is always wonderfully supported.    The event takes place in Millstreet GAA Community Hall this Thursday 21st March from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m..   Everyone is most welcome.  On Friday 22nd March – Daffodil Day 2019 – there will be a number of usual venues throughout

The great effort maintained throughout Daffodil Day on Friday, 27th March 2015 resulted in a grand total of €4,053.00 for the Irish Cancer Society. We thank Phil Sheehan for this important information. Click on the image to enlarge. (S.R.)

the town where one can contribute and receive the various emblems as well as bunches of daffodils – all in aid of the Irish Cancer Society (S.R.)

David and Katie on the Late Late Show

In November 2015, David Nolan from Kilcorney, and his girlfriend Katie survived the terror attack at the Bataclan theatre in Paris which claimed the lives of 90 people. A month later David proposed, and the couple went on to welcome a beautiful daughter in to their lives in 2016. Last December, they received news that no parent wants to hear, and the couple joined Ryan Tubridy on the Late Late Show to discuss their daughter’s life changing diagnosis. See the full interview on the RTÉ Player. Below is a shorter clip from the interview:

Upholding a Wonderful St. Patrick’s Day 2019 Tradition in Millstreet

Blessed with fresh weather conditions on Sunday 17th March 2019 the wonderful morning tradition was upheld of St. Patrick’s Day Mass in St. Patrick’s Church where the Millstreet Pipe Band truly enhances the liturgy especially with the magnificent “Highland Cathedral” with pipes and organ (the repeat of which may be heard this Tuesday at 10pm on “Radio Treasures” on Cork Music Station) and also gives a brief recital in the Church Grounds. The organist with the Millstreet Choir was Jane Daly.  The Celebrant of the Mass was Fr. Billy Radley with Concelebrants Fr. Paddy O’Byrne and Fr. Seán Tucker.  Here we share some 21 images from the very special annual occasion.  The Band took part in the Parade at 5pm for the amazing 67th time.   Present in our group image are two of the Members who have been in the Band since the early 1950s – Tim O’Shea and Liam Coffey.  Click on the pictures to enlarge.  (S.R.) [read more …] “Upholding a Wonderful St. Patrick’s Day 2019 Tradition in Millstreet”

TechWorks Festival at Green Glens Attracts Huge Young Audience

It’s rare to see double decker buses in Millstreet but on Sat. 16th March 2019 a number of them were part of the transport bringing huge numbers of enthusiastic young people to Green Glens for the annual TechWorks Festival.  Participants travelled from many parts of Ireland and some came from the UK also.  The event commences shortly after midday and ended at midnight.   The occasion was very well coordinated and security was most professional.   Such was the volume of the modern music that it echoed beyond Green Glens.   Clearly it was a happy and enjoyable occasion for the great number of participants.  We thank Thomas, Pat and Muireann and the TechWorks organisers for permitting us to share images from the very colourful event.  Click on the pictures (almost 40) to enlarge.  (S.R.) [read more …] “TechWorks Festival at Green Glens Attracts Huge Young Audience”

Millstreet CCÉ Play at St. Patrick’s Eve Mass

Maintaining a wonderful tradition at St. Patrick’s Church in Millstreet – Members of Millstreet CCÉ played a number of superb traditional airs at Mass on the Eve of St. Patrick’s Day 2019.   The blessed shamrock was placed near the altar.  Celebrant was Canon John Fitzgerald, P.P..   Beannachtaí na Féile Pádraig oraibh go léir – The Blessings of St. Patrick to All.  Click on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.) [read more …] “Millstreet CCÉ Play at St. Patrick’s Eve Mass”

Carriganima St. Patrick’s Parade on Monday 18th March at 3pm

Last year’s Carriganima Parade took place in snowy conditions as illustrated in our 2018 images.  It was Fr. Anthony Wickham who was Grand Marshal of the ever popular Parade.  Shane McCarthy of Carriganima very kindly assisted us in video recording the wonderful event.   This year’s Parade takes place on this Monday at 3pm.  Everyone is very welcome.  As always a mighty atmosphere at The Pub follows where many assemble.  Seán Murphy, Coordinator supereme, will as usual act as MC on the day during which his commentary of the Parade is always both witty, humorous and informative.  And Seán has just informed us that this year’s Grand Marshal will be the very same Fr. Anthony Wickham.   Click on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.) [read more …] “Carriganima St. Patrick’s Parade on Monday 18th March at 3pm”