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

Sincere thanks to Presenter, John Greene for advance information regarding this evening’s programme.  (S.R.)

This week’s edition of ‘Where the road takes me’ is the first of a two part programme.

John Greene meets former UCC lecturer Michael Keane to hear a story of war, sex, corruption and land, involving the three Earls of Castlehaven. 

Hotelier, author and TV personality Frances Brennan takes us through the famous ‘Route 66’, and recalls being attacked at midnight on the Caymen Islands by a group of large and angry crabs, which eventually turned out to be a blessing in disguise.   And……….. [read more …] ““Where the Road Takes Me” on C103 This Sunday Evening at 7″

Musical Choices in Boherbue & Millstreet

Tonight at 8pm in the Pearse Memorial Hall, Boherbue  – Joe Kennelly of Inniscarra and Millstreet will give the Christmas presentation at The Music Room.   It will be Frances Curtin who is scheduled to give the Christmas presentation at Millstreet Gramophone Circle on Fri. 14th Dec. 2018 in Millstreet Day Care Centre at 8.15pm.  All are welcome at both occasions.  Happy listening!  (S.R.)

“Radio Treasures” on Cork Music Station Tonight 9:30 to 11:00

Lots of variety tonight on “Radio Treasures” on Cork Music Station … At 10pm we recall last Friday night’s Christmas Mass and Party in Aubane and we hear a selection of songs from Millstreet Community Singers.   We chat about the superb Millstreet Calendar 2019 now available for sale at €6.00.  Music, songs and musings galore for our worldwide loyal listening audience.   Our featured artist this week is Gentleman Jim Reeves. We also chat about topics relating to the images below.   Many thanks to Eily Buckley for promoting our weekly Radio Programme on her own Regional Report.   Happy Listening!      And we hear about the Three Legged Stool and its lesson for all our lives!  And there’s more – much more!   Click on the images below to enlarge.  (S.R.) [read more …] ““Radio Treasures” on Cork Music Station Tonight 9:30 to 11:00″

Uplifting and Inspiring Stats Regarding St. John’s GAA Club

Team Coach supreme, Jimmy Murphy, shares the following uplifting facts about the wonderfully successful St. John’s GAA Club (with Players from Aubane, Mushera, Millstreet, Kilcorney and beyond) especially after being victorious in the recent Final played at Ovens:

“A truly wonderful Team but also a truly unique Team.   Four families of brothers and two O’Keeffes – Denis and Paddy.   The Sheahans Tom and Adrian.   The Kellehers Brian and Denis.   The Corkerys Donal, Neil and Paudie.  Also Dave Barrett – son of Selector, John Barrett.   Dave is Uncle to Eric and Eoin.  But most unique of all must be Father and Son – Huey and Kevin Sheahan.   Truly unique stats and all the Team have great friendships.”   

We thank Jimmy for sharing such very interesting and quite fascinating facts about an amazing GAA team with superbly inspiring dedication and sporting spirit.  (S.R.)

Castlemagner Christmas Diary 2018

We thank Kathleen Moylan of Castlemagner for the following very comprehensive Castlemagner Christmas Diary 2018.  (S.R.)

Maggie Polpin is a widowed mother of four living in rural Ireland, now sole owner of the Polpin family shop and farm since the death of her husband.
She is a complex figure, far from the clichés of Irish femininity which
preceded her. This is a hard-bitten, uncompromising woman who puts her
personal security above all other concerns. She rejects the place which
cultural precedent has laid out for her and chooses to drive all of her
children away rather than nurture them like a mother can by trying to force them to do things that will benefit Maggie.

This production is a Castlemagner Sinsir Club (Senior Citizens) fundraiser
and your support would be greatly appreciated. It promises to be a great
night of entertainment and will start at 8pm each night. Tickets are
available at the door for €10.00.

The Annual Cookery Demonstration with Hazel Bourke, Assolas, will be held next Wednesday night December 5th in Castlemagner Community Centre at 8pm.
Mulled wine and Mince Pies will be served on arrival.

Tickets for this event are €10.00 and are available at door on the night. [read more …] “Castlemagner Christmas Diary 2018”

Jackie & Matt in Concert at Bruach na Carraige Rockchapel on 15th Dec. 8pm

The well known traditional duet of Jackie Daly on accordion and Matt Cranitch on fiddle will play in concert of Sliabh music in Bruach Na Carraige Rockchapel on Saturday the 15th of December starting at 8pm.    We thank Jack Roche for this notice.  (S.R.)

“The Millstreet Men’s Shed Soapbox Race Day 2018” DVD Now On Sale

*The Millstreet Men’s Shed Soapbox Race Day 2018 *is now for sale on DVD.   Price is €10. Available from:

Tadhg Curtin – Email: <tctcurtin@gmail.com> … Tel: 086 177 87123

Or from Bertie Buckley – Tel: 087 679 3841.

This superbly professional DVD by the very talented Tadhg Curtin was officially launched at Moll Carthy’s Bridge Bar, Kilcorney on 7th Nov. 2018 (illustrated below) attended by members of Millstreet Men’s Shed.   Click on the images to enlarge.   A brief trailer of the DVD is also shared below.(S.R.)

Video Director Tadhg Curtin is pictured in the centre.

 

[read more …] ““The Millstreet Men’s Shed Soapbox Race Day 2018” DVD Now On Sale”

A Superb Win Today for St. John’s GAA Club in Ovens

Delighted to receive from wonderfully dedicated Team Coach, Jimmy Murphy the uplifting news this evening.  “A great win by St.John’s at Ovens today.   A fantastic display of football and heart.   They are an outstanding bunch of Players.   The exciting score:  St. John’s 1 – 9 to Kilmurry 1 – 8 ” shared by Jimmy on text shortly after the game.  Sincere congratulations to Jimmy and the magnificent Team on being  splendidly victorious in the final.

[read more …] “A Superb Win Today for St. John’s GAA Club in Ovens”

Supporting St. John’s GAA Club Today in Ovens

St. John’s GAA Club v Kilmurry GAA
Today – 
 Saturday, Dec 1st.  2018 at 2:30pm in Ovens.
It’s the Co. Junior B League Final.

All Support is Very Welcome.
Very Best of good luck to Jimmy Murphy & the
dedicated Players in this important match. 
(S.R.)

[read more …] “Supporting St. John’s GAA Club Today in Ovens”

Herlihy’s Centra Millstreet Presents Superb Soccer Kit to MCS

This morning (Wednesday, 28th Nov. 2018) in the Library of Millstreet  Community School – Kevin Herlihy of Herlihy’s Centra presented a superb set of Soccer Kit Sportswear to Millstreet Community School.  Principal Pól Ó Síodhcháin accepted the very impressive set of jerseys and overall kit in the presence of members of Herlihy’s Centra Staff, Millstreet and three Students wearing the new outfit.  Also present was John Magee, Chaplain at MCS.   Here we share ten images from the wonderfully uplifting occasion on a morning which has been wet and windy.   Thankfully the electricity was just restored following the stormy weather conditions before we pictorially recorded the occasion.   Click on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.) [read more …] “Herlihy’s Centra Millstreet Presents Superb Soccer Kit to MCS”

“Radio Treasures” on Cork Music Station Tonight 9:30 to 11:00

Lots of variety tonight on “Radio Treasures” on Cork Music Station … At 10pm a wonderful song from our Archives – “Roll up to Eily’s Bus”  And we delve into our 1960s Musical Archives.   Music, songs and musings galore for our worldwide loyal listening audience.   We also chat about topics relating to the images below.  Happy Listening!  Click on the images below to enlarge.  (S.R.)

Information on the above five images…… [read more …] ““Radio Treasures” on Cork Music Station Tonight 9:30 to 11:00″

Centenarian Jack began working in Millstreet in 1939!

JACK Hedigan recently celebrated his 100th birthday in Clonakilty and former AIB colleagues gathered in the branch in Clonakilty to mark this great milestone event. A native of Churchtown in North Cork, Jack began his banking career with the Munster & Leinster Bank  (AIB Bank) in Millstreet in May 1939, where he remained for nine years. He moved in 1948 to the Munster & Leinster head office in South Mall, Cork, before returning to branch banking in 1949 when he worked for short periods in … [read the full article on the Southern Star]

Most Stylish Duo 2018

Raymond & I, were really honoured to be announced winners of the Most Stylish Duo Award at the Cointreau Hi Style Awards 2018 ceremony which took place last Saturday in the Clayton Hotel, Cork.
As a Thank You to all those who voted and supported us we are delighted to be able to make a personal donation to Marymount Hospice.
Thank you everybody.
Gillian

Raymond and Gillian with presenter Deric Ó h’Artagáin

[read more …] “Most Stylish Duo 2018”

Pictorial Feature of Banteer Drama Group’s Superb Production of “Sive”

Those of us who have been privileged to have experienced the truly magnificent production of John B. Keane’s “Sive” as presented in recent weeks by the wonderfully talented Banteer Drama Group have come away from the performance feeling uplifted and moved by the most impressive theatrical event.   Here we share some 35 images (as promised in our initial post) from last Sunday night’s performance (18th Nov. 2018).   And we also get to meet with the cast and members of the audience.  Click on the pictures to enlarge.  (S.R.) [read more …] “Pictorial Feature of Banteer Drama Group’s Superb Production of “Sive””

Magnificent Production of “Sive” by John B. Keane at Banteer’s Glen Theatre

With the final performance on Sunday 25th Nov. 2018 at 8:30pm “Sive” performed by the Banteer Drama Group at Banteer’s Glen Theatre – a magnificent production with such a wonderfully authentic 1950s set – is such a superb theatrical experience with supremely talented Actors.   Well done indeed to Directors of this excellent Drama Production – Tadhg O’Keeffe and Mary Ellis.  Details from 029 – 56239.   Here we share a selection of images from the most memorable Drama.  Lots more pictures to follow later.  Click on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.)

[read more …] “Magnificent Production of “Sive” by John B. Keane at Banteer’s Glen Theatre”

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

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

It’s been a good year for the people and village of Innishannon.

Having won a bronze medal this year and last, the tidy towns committee celebrate fifty years of keeping the village bright, clean and beautiful.

Shortly, a book of guided walks around the village will be launched.

Having initially been launched as a once-off,  “Innishannon Candlelight”magazine celebrates thirty five years.

It’s fifty years since the Community Hall opened its doors and Alice Taylor has just launched a book which inspires its readers to value the here and now, rather than dwell on the past or future.  It’s advice that best- selling authors Eckhart Tolle or Anthony De Mello would give their stamp of approval to.

This week on Where the road takes me,  John Greene pays a visit to hear more about their good news. [read more …] ““Where the Road Takes Me” in Innishannon on C103 Sunday at 7pm”

Cookery, Science & Art Wonderfully Explored at Cloghoula N.S.

Cloghoula N.S. are delighted to have been selected as one of only fifty schools in Ireland to take part in the new primary schools Cooking All Stars programme with SuperValu. All pupils have enjoyed cooking and eating the healthy, nutritious recipes.  Click on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.)

During Science Week, an ecological expert introduced the pupils to a wide
range of wild Irish animals, including live mice and voles.

All pupils have designed and are having their own unique Christmas card
printed in time for Christmas.

[read more …] “Cookery, Science & Art Wonderfully Explored at Cloghoula N.S.”

Wonderful Retirement Reception for Joan Collins

Marking 32 years of supreme dedication at St. Joseph’s Community Hospital, Millstreet a very special Retirement Reception was held on the evening of Friday, 16th Nov. 2018 at Corkery’s Bar, West End, Millstreet to honour Joan Collins on her retirement.   Staff members enjoyed a splendid occasion during which the very popular Joan was made a number of presentations with many words of great praise delivered.   We wish Joan a very Happy, Healthy and Fulfilling Retirement following her inspiring work for the past 32 years at the Hospital.   Here we share a selection of images from the magnificent reception.   We thank Patricia Robertson (Clerical Officer at the Hospital) for alerting us to the special occasion.  Click on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.) [read more …] “Wonderful Retirement Reception for Joan Collins”

Social Media – Challenges for Parents at IRD Duhallow on 12th Dec. at 7:30pm

Click on the Poster to enlarge. We thank Conor Judge of IRD Duhallow for the article. (S.R.)

IRD Duhallow are delighted to announce that Dr. Maureen Griffin of MGMS Training Ltd. will hold a public seminar on ‘Social Media – Challenges for Parents’ on Wednesday December 12th in the James O’Keeffe Institute, Newmarket at 7.30pm. All parents, guardians, teachers and those with a responsibility for young people are invited to attend.

Dr. Griffin is a nationally renowned forensic psychologist who has worked close with An Garda Síochána, Irish Defence Forces and the HSE. Dr.Griffin has visited over 700 schools across Ireland to discuss internet safety for primary and post-primary school children. The seminar will provide an overview of what is currently popular among Irish students, what the potential dangers are and will offer practical advice on how to protect children when they are online or using their mobile devices. Issues such as social networking sites (e.g. Instagram); social messaging/chatting apps (e.g. snapchat); video-streaming sites (e.g. YouTube); mobile device safety; screen time & sleep; grooming; sexting and cyber-bullying will be addressed with time provided for Q&A. Parents and guardians must be regularly updated on the safe use of the internet given the increased time children spend online and the speed at which the industry changes. Dr. Griffin will provide a brief overview of mainstream sites and upcoming applications with the aim of providing knowledge to parents and teachers who are better placed to manage the virtual world. [read more …] “Social Media – Challenges for Parents at IRD Duhallow on 12th Dec. at 7:30pm”

Presentation Day 2018 in Millstreet

A wonderful annual Millstreet tradition on Presentation Day (21st Nov. 2018) was superbly upheld today when the children from Presentation N.S. splendidly enhanced the liturgy of the 10:00 a.m. Mass with their truly exquisite singing and music.  This was followed by the placement of a special wreath in the Cemetery of the Presentation Sisters near the Church Grounds where a special hymn in honour of Nano Nagle who founded the Presention Sisters Order was sung by the 34 sixth class pupils.   Staff members from Millstreet Community School and Sr. Eileen of the Presentation Order also attended the annual celebration. Here we share some 23 images from the annual occasion.  Click on the pictures to enlarge.  (S.R.) [read more …] “Presentation Day 2018 in Millstreet”

Rev Fr. Thaddeus O’Connor Gives a Lecture at Quincy

O’CONNOR, Fr Thaddeus 1882-1959 Born 16 November 1882 in Millstreet, Co. Cork, Thady came to Rockwell as a boarder in 1898 where he was classmate of Edward Leen, ‘Red’ Mick O’Connor and John English. He joined the Juniorate when it was reopened 1900 and was prefect, 1902-6. He captained the 1904 Rockwell Munster Cup Team 1904 which included the Ryan Brothers, Jack and Mike – former internationals – Edward Leen, and Eamon de Valera. The doings of that team on and off the field were the source of unending anecdotes at reunions in later years and Thady featured in most of them because of his dashing and daring disposition. He did his novitiate in Prior Park, Bath, with Fr Tom O’Brien as novice master, and he then went on to France for his senior studies. Ordained in 1911 he received his obedience the following year for Nigeria.  [read more …] “Rev Fr. Thaddeus O’Connor Gives a Lecture at Quincy”

“Radio Treasures” on Cork Music Station Tonight 9:30 to 11:00

Lots of variety tonight on “Radio Treasures” on Cork Music Station with very special interviews regarding the hugely successful Donal Guiney Inaugural Table Quiz cheque presentation to Millstreet Day Care Centre.  At 10:00pm we listen to interviews with John A. O’Leary (Chairman, Millstreet Fianna Fail Cumann), Mary Feeley as well as Vincent, Michael and Paddy Guiney.   We also chat about the inspiring Fashion Show in Rathmore for Chernobyl Children’s Fund.  And we delve into our Archives.   Music, songs and musings galore for our worldwide loyal listening audience.  Click on the images below to enlarge.  (S.R.)

Liebherr Crane on its way from Killarney in 1991 early one morning negotiating the Corner at the Square, Millstreet. (From Museum Pictorial Archives)

[read more …] ““Radio Treasures” on Cork Music Station Tonight 9:30 to 11:00″

Lally’s Magnificent 90th Birthday Celebrations at Wallis Arms

On Saturday evening, 3rd November 2018 in the presence of her three brothers and sister, her six children, her seventeen grandchildren and her twelve great-grandchildren as well as her many relations and friends – the wonderful Lally Healy of Pound Hill, Millstreet celebrated her 90th Birthday in the beautiful setting of the Wallis Arms Hotel.   The most enjoyable occasion was video recorded by Lally’s brother, Brendan (Murphy).  Great credit is due to the dedicated organisers of the very special event.  They arranged a supremely impressive setting with a special booklet, historic family photographs, excellent musical entertainment provided by John White and Michael Murphy and deciding on a delicious meal menu.   One of the many highlights of the occasion was the recitation of a brilliant poem about Lally’s inspirational life by Marie Healy.  Marie had composed this truly great poem.   When Lally was asked what was her secret living into her 90s she replied:  “Hard work and keep your mind busy”.   And one of Lally’s favourite past times is knitting which she approaches with uplifting creativity and generously gifts many completed items to CUMH.   Sincere congratulations to 90 years young Lally as she begins her very active life into her 90s.    Here we share some twenty images from the magnificent event.  Click on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.)

[read more …] “Lally’s Magnificent 90th Birthday Celebrations at Wallis Arms”

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

We thank Presenter, John Greene for advance information regarding this Sunday (18th Nov. 2018) evening’s C103 programme.  (S.R.)

Over thirty years ago, environmental biologist Kevin Corcoran approached several tourism bodies with his suggestions for walking guide-books and walking holidays. All were rejected out of hand. Today, the popularity of activity holidays continue to soar.

Undaunted, Kevin Corcoran brought out his first guide book twenty eight years ago. It has since been updated on five occasions, and many more have followed. On this week’s edition of Where the road takes me, John Greene accompanies him on one of the featured walks in the book, which takes in Glengarriffe National Park.

‘A walk in the wild side’ with Kevin Corcoran, Eco-Dweller, Environmental biologist, and a man who rejects all forms of mass consumerism. [read more …] ““Where the Road Takes Me” on C103 at 7pm This Sunday”

Presentation of Impressive Quiz Cheque to Millstreet Day Care Centre

On Thursday night, 15th Nov. 2018 a truly impressive cheque of €2,000.00 was presented by Chairman of Millstreet Fianna Fáil Cumann, John A. O’Leary to Mary Feeley, Manager, Millstreet Day Care Centre.   This was the result of a most successful Donal Guiney Memorial Inaugural Quiz held at McCarthy’s Bar, Millstreet some weeks ago.   So popular was the Quiz that there were over sixty spot prizes shared on the occasion.   Asking the questions on the night was Noreen Meade before a capacity attendance.   We recorded interviews at the Presentation of the Cheque with John A. O’Leary, Mary Feeley, Deputy Michael Moynihan and with Vincent, Michael and Patrick Guiney.   This feature will be broadcast at 10pm on “Radio Treasures” on Cork Music Station on Tuesday, 20th Nov..  Here we share three images from the uplifting Presentation of the Cheque. Click on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.) [read more …] “Presentation of Impressive Quiz Cheque to Millstreet Day Care Centre”

Celebrating the Inauguration of President Higgins on 11/11/2018

We share two images from a much larger selection of pictures which will be uploaded later in the week.  The occasion – the street view of the arrival of President Michael D. Higgins and his Wife at Dublin Castle on Sunday at 5:55pm for the Inauguration Ceremony.  Click on the images to enlarge.   (S.R.)

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

We thank Presenter, John Greene for advance information regarding his very interesting radio feature which will be broadcast at 7pm on Sunday, 11th Nov. 2018.  (S.R.)

Parkinson’s Disease and bee-keeping does seem like a strange combination for a radio programme.

On ‘Where the road takes me’ this Sunday evening, John Greene brings you the story of Tony and Kate Wilkinson who now live in Bandon.

Tony with a military career in the UK, met West Cork girl Kate Harrington in London.

Soon after they were married, Tony, while undergoing a routine operation, was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease. To escape the physical obstacles that a busy city like London would create, the couple moved to Bandon. 

On the programme, they both speak about how Parkinson’s has changed their lives, and how they have confronted its challenges.

Although 967 people in Cork alone have been diagnosed with Parkinson’s, the HSE does not provide a support nurse service, as is the case in the UK.

Tony is campaigning strenuously for the service, which he has calculated will save the HSE 300,000 euro per nurse, per annum. [read more …] ““Where the Road Takes Me” on C103 at 7pm This Sunday”