The Aubane Social Club will make a presentation on behalf of the Aubane Community to recently Retired Postman Noel Keating who was their Postman for twenty three years on this coming Friday 24 February at 8.00pm in Aubane Community Centre.
Recently at the Wallis Arms Hotel on two separate nights Millstreet / Duarigle Gaels Juvenile GAA celebrated with a superb Victory Social – on the Friday night with the younger members and on the Saturday night with the more senior players. Here we share images from the first occasion where Sportsman Supreme, Kevin Crowley was the Guest of Honour who presented the wonderfully successful players with their medals. The Disco which followed the meal, presentation and speeches – with very popular D.J. Kieran – was hugely enjoyed by the young players. Great credit is due to the many dedicated Coaches and Coordinators. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)And we share a further selection of pictures from the splendid annual occasion. … continue reading the full article “Millstreet / Duarigle Gaels Juvenile GAA Victory Social at Wallis Arms – Part 1”
What a truly wonderful response we’re received regarding our query just posted on our website last night! And we are so very grateful to Jerry Sheehan of Los Angeles, California, USA who has identified the Saints on both windows of St. Patrick’s Church, Millstreet. The letters SC and SD provide an important clue – the “S” on all the windows symbolises the word “Saint”. Jerry now reveals that the Saint on the large window at the back of the Choir Gallery is Saint Margaret Mary Alacoque. And the Saint on the other window is Saint Charles Borremo while the Saint depicted in the smaller frame of the same window is Saint Dominic. Thanks a million, Jerry, for so very promptly contacting our Millstreet Museum email address with such highly significant information. (S.R.)
The following message was recently received from Becky Mantle Starks of Florida USA. (S.R.)
Hello ! I plan to be in Millstreet in late March, likely March 30 and 31. my goal is to find more information about my grandfather Thomas Bartholomew Mantle b. County Cork 1820, d. Kentucky USA 1903 and/or his likely father Thomas C. Mantle b. 1799 in Cork.
We thank Pam Thornton (Teacher/Project Coordinator) for the following article and images. (S.R.)
Put a STOP to the DROPs!’ is the new Green Code for Derinagree in their quest to save water. This code was chosen by Ms. Kiely’s Rang 3&4. The entire school has been busy conserving water.
Read the water meter weekly
check that taps are turned off properly
report leaks to our caretaker John
use a basin in the sink when washing up
inserted a (water filled)1L milk carton into each cistern to save 1 L for every flush.
We also invited 2 speakers who are experts on conserving water. Berne Connolly from the Cork Environmental Forum explained how little water in the world is safe for drinking! When we discovered that it was 1% we realised what a precious resource water is! She also showed us how much water is ‘hidden’ in the products we buy e.g. meat, clothes etc. She encouraged us to grow our own food.
Stephanie O’ Toole (from STREAMSCAPES) shared with us the dangerous world of MICRO BEADS! These are tiny plastic particles commonly used in shampoos & toothpaste to improve cleansing power. However we soon realised the terrible harm these pieces of plastic were to the fish.
You can download an app called ‘Beat the Microbead’. Use this app to scan products for these microplastic ingredients! You can then choose to buy a product that does not harm aquatic life.
As a result of these inspirational guests, the senior classes made their own GREEN CLEANING product with vinegar, breadsoda & lemon juice!
We thank Presenter, John Greene for this advance information regarding this evening’s programme. (S.R.)
Three and a half thousand people who missed the programme, logged onto our website to hear the podcast of her last guest spot on ‘Where the road takes me’. So to say that West Cork based psychic tarot reader and paranormal investigator Karina Collins is back by popular demand, is not a cliché but a fact.
A step by step guide as to what happens when the soul leaves the body after death and heads for the spirit world. In fact it is not uncommon for the soul to ‘jump ship’ and leave the body a few moments before death.
Past lives and re-incarnation, and the 2000 proven case studies of children who spoke about their past lives. The children as young as six gave information about members of their families in a past life, which was later investigated and verified by their parents, and researchers.
A brief history of Tarot cards which goes back to the 15th century. We discover that they are not as scary as they look, and there is much more to them, than just predicting the future.
“The Michael Commins Show” on Sky 389 on Tuesday night 11pm to midnight (7th Feb. 2017) was absolutely excellent featuring Annmarie O’Riordan, Slim Whitman, Jimmy Shand and a superb sequence with Big Tom, Rose and Paddy Cole in Castleblaney (2014)….and lots more including Gene Stuart. We very much encourage you to view either the Friday (5-6pm) or the Saturday (10-11pm) repeat showings. This superb new Country & Western plus Irish Television Channel is called “Keep It Country” T.V. on Sky 389. This week’s Show is really marvellous viewing. (S.R.)
Among the many items about which we shall be chatting on “Radio Treasures” tonight – We meet Conor, Martin and Frank at the 1916-2016 Review in Cork’s Co. Hall – at 10pm). And so much more including a tribute to the late Kevin Brennan at 9.50pm. All most welcome…Happy Listening! Click on the images to enlarge.(S.R.)To access the programme please tune intowww.corkmusicstation.com
The death has occurred of Donal (Donie) O’SULLIVAN Dooneen & Droumadeesirt, Kilcummin, Killarney, Kerry
Beloved husband of Noreen and loving father of Helen. Very sadly missed and dearly loved by his family, brother Pat, sisters Breda, Joan and Mary, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nephews & nieces, relatives, neighbours and many friends.“May He Rest In Peace”
Reposing at O’Shea’s Funeral Home, Cathedral Place, Killarney on Tuedsay evening (31st Jan. 2017) from 5.00 pm to 7.00 pm. Funeral arriving at Our Lady Of Lourdes Church, Kilcummin on Wednesday at 12.30pm for Requiem Mass at 1.00 pm. Burial afterwards in Old Kilcummin Cemetery. Family flowers only by request, donations if desired to the Haematology Day Unit, Cork University Hospital. … continue reading the full article “Late Donal (Donie) O’Sullivan of Kilcummin, Killarney”
– Munster SHL final: Limerick 1-20 Cork 1-21 – Congrats to Mark Ellis at #5 and the Cork Hurlers who beat limerick to win the first title of the year. [Hogan Stand] [Player Ratings]
Inis Oírr, in Inis Oírr, ní raibh eolas agam ar fhaitíos,Ná ar an dólás a stopfadh gáirí,Go dtí an lá duairc úd nuair a sheol mo ghrá uaim. Tháinig scamall ar an ngrian, is é dorcha ina dhiaidh. The Funeral. [Lonely Girl 18]
What lovely fields some pals of mine witnessed in Sráid a’ Mhuillinn, Millstreet today. Fine fields, beautiful fields, lovely lovely fields. And plenty of them. Shur where would ya be going with no bell on your bike! [Rossaí Rossaí] [Barbara Boros]
Soccer: Corinthians Cup 2nd Round: Rathcoole Rovers 4 Watergrasshill Utd 2 (aet); Buttevant v Los Zarcos (Off);
Millstreet Camogie Club had their very enjoyable Social Night in the Wallis Arms on Saturday. Here’s some photos from Millstreet Camogie Club, 2
One of Dr. Richard Radley Leader’s granddaughters (a daughter of Elizabeth Maud Leader) will be 87 this week. RR was a doctor in Millstreet from about 1893 to 1924. Originally from Keale House, he lived in Westbourne House on the Clara Rd.[Imelda Robinson]
Well done to Millstreet AC athletes who represented Millstreet Community School at the South Munster School Cross Country held at Tramore Valley Park on Friday, especially Caoimhe O’Leary who qualified for the Munsters. [Millstreet Athletic Club, 2]
The editor of ‘Irish Roots’ magazine is Maureen Phibbs. The name, says Maureen, is supposed to be from England but the family has been here in Lacken near Blessington for at least two centuries. During that time, they have farmed the same hilly holding in the same townland where she now lives and works in a tidy bungalow next door to the original farmhouse.
She took the slightly unusual surname on marriage to Pat Phibbs, as she was brought up a Hickey from near Millstreet in Cork.
She reckons that the interest in genealogy which she pursues through the magazine reflects her growing up in Munster.
‘The old people spoke for hours at the fireside,’ she muses, recalling the days when she sat and listened to her elders. ‘They knew who everyone was connected to.’ There, in brief, is the essence of the hobby which she now pursues as a business – it is all about connections… Read the full interview on the Bray People
We hoped he would, he didn’t expect it himself, but in the end Bernard O’Donoghue didn’t win the top poetry prize in this part of the world for his book The Seasons of Cullen Church. The T.S.Eliot prize for 2016 went to Jacob Polley for his bookJackself. But the T. S. Eliot Prize Shortlist Readings took place on the eve of the prize. It was an evening of poetry, dinner and music, and all nominated poets attended. The audio of Bernard’s introduction and reading from the night have been published online, and you can listen to it below:
At the awards ceremony itself, the Chair of the Judges, Ruth Padel, had this to say of Bernard’s book:
“Bernard O’Donoghue’s The Seasons of Cullen Church combines an elegantly wry tone, deceptively easy flow, intimacy with the reader which seems effortless but is actually very original, with scholarly love of poetry down the ages. Many poems think with Dante, Virgil, Old English; many lines give you one more beat than you’d expect and, when you re-read, disclose one more layer of meaning too: very suddenly – just as, he says, the swifts arrive in Cullen, like unexplained gifts on Christmas morning.” [from tseliot.com]
We thank Presenter supreme, John Greene, for the following advance notice regarding his upcoming 7pm Sunday radio programme (22nd Jan. 2017) on C103 (S.R.):
From a farming background in the rural village of Caheragh, he went on to become an outstanding cancer surgeon and founder of the Cork Cancer Research Centre. The sad irony is that the disease he spent almost a lifetime operating on and attempting to find cures for, seemed to take it’s revenge on him in the end.
On ‘Where the road takes me’, and over the course of three programmes, we look at the life and times, the career and many achievements of the larger than life Professor Gerry o’Sullivan, who passed away in February of 2012.
In Caheragh we meet his brothers Con and Donal. We meet the people behind the Threshing festival in the village who have raised one million euro so far, for a cause that one of their favourite sons passionately believed in. And we pay a visit to the Amenity Science Park in the village which honours the memory of a world renowned Cancer Researcher and surgeon.
We spend a day with the scientists and investigators at the Cork Cancer Research Centre, which was founded by Gerry o’Sullivan. Now in a state of the art facility, it houses clinicians and researchers under one roof, where new cancer treatments are brought to trial quicker.