St. Valentine’s Day 2019 in Millstreet

St. Valentine’s Day 2019 in Millstreet was truly celebrated when the generosity demonstrated to a fundraiser was most impressive.   To illustrate this we visited the special fundraising Coffee/Tea Morning at Herlihy’s Centra in aid of Millstreet Day Care Centre – we viewed the teddy-bear/floral display at Supervalu and we observed the many wonderfully decorated windows celebrating 14th Feb. 2019.   We share some eleven images.  Click on the pictures to enlarge.  (S.R.) [read more …] “St. Valentine’s Day 2019 in Millstreet”

House of Prayer Monthly Meeting at Cloghoulabeg Millstreet

The monthly meeting at the House of Prayer in Cloghoulabeg, Millstreet was coordinated by Tom and Mairéad Dennehy with Mass on this occasion (Wednesday, 13th Feb. 2019) celebrated by Fr. Seán Tucker.   Here we share six images from the special event.  Click on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.)Here below we feature pictures from a previous meeting. [read more …] “House of Prayer Monthly Meeting at Cloghoulabeg Millstreet”

A.G.M. of Millstreet Community Council at Wallis Arms Hotel

The Annual General Meeting 2019 of Millstreet Community Council took place at the Wallis Arms Hotel on Tuesday night, 12th Feb..  The dedication and commitment of M.C.C. is truly inspirational in that so many praiseworthy events are organised annually, numerous deserving causes are supported and the uplifting image of Millstreet and its environs is consistently promoted.   Every success in the year ahead.  Míle buíochas for your wonderful work – the Community greatly appreciates such sincere generosity of time, talent and dedication.  Click on the images below which illustrate those who participated in the A.G.M. at the Wallis Arms Hotel.  (S.R.)
[read more …] “A.G.M. of Millstreet Community Council at Wallis Arms Hotel”

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

Our 10pm interview tonight takes us back to Moneygall in 2012 (Two scheduled interviews re Junk Kouture 2019 and Shirley O’Regan of Air Ambulance Project – are deferred until a later date) where we chat with Henry Healy – a cousin of Barack Obama and we listen to CCÉ music at the Moneygall Festival -on Cork Music Station    Also in tonight’s “Radio Treasures” we include musings, music and songs galore.  And we chat

Interviewing Henry Healy in Moneygall for LTV2 and Cork Music Station on Sunday 08/07/2012

about the many items illustrated below.   Click on the images to enlarge.  And we hear about our first Podcast – our recent Interview now available thanks to the excellent work of Bernard Crowley. Feel most welcome to make contact by logging into our “Seán Radley” Facebook chat page or by texting 086 825 0074.  One may also email us on millstreetmuseum @eircom.net – Happy Listening!

Two Magnificent Designs Through to Regional Finals of Junk Kouture 2019

Two wonderfully talented Groups from Millstreet Community School will be sharing their superbly creative designs in Limerick at the Regional Final of the Annual Bank of Ireland sponsored Junk Kouture 2019.  One of the Groups was recently presented with a prestigious Silver Ticket to the Regional Final by Sportsperson Supreme, Briege Corkery (winner of 18 All Irelands!).  Here we share images from Briege’s recent visit to the School.   A special recording of the occasion will be broadcast on Cork Music Station on this Tuesday, 12th Feb. 2019 at 10pm.  Click on the images to enlarge.  We thank Art Teacher, Sandra Moynihan, for background information which we share in the “Read More” section of our feature below.  (S.R.)  [read more …] “Two Magnificent Designs Through to Regional Finals of Junk Kouture 2019”

Remembering the late Matron Eileen (Nellie) Barrett of Kanturk


We wish to extend our sincere sympathy to the Relatives of the late Matron Eileen (Nellie) Barrett of Kanturk who was laid to rest today (Sunday, 10th Feb. 2019).  R.I.P..  Her wonderful dedication as Matron of St. Joseph’s Community Hospital in Millstreet for many years was truly inspirational.  Ar dheis Dé go raibh a hanam dílis. 
(S.R.)
[RIP]

Three Superb Mountain Race Events on Sat. 9th Feb. 2019

Irish Mountain Runners Association Millstreet was the true focal point for numerous energetic Athletes from 6:00 am until Sat. Night when no less that three highly regarded Mountain Races took place.   The first group of Athletes were transported to Kealkil in West Cork where at 8am they began their journey to Millstreet.  Gavin Byrne of Dublin was the first to reach the finishing flag just before 3pm.   A second group were transported to Ballyvourney from where they set off for Millstreet.  Official tracking was provided where one could follow on a special phone app at what stage the various participants were.  And at 1pm a group of almost one hundred climbed Clara Mountain.  Here we share some 24 images from what was a wonderfully sporting occasion in Millstreet.  Splendid refreshments were provided in Millstreet GAA Community Hall.  Click on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.)

Winner of Clara Mountain Race…Neilus Healy of Dublin and formerly of Church Street, Millstreet son of Nora and Denis.
Time to walk on air!
Gavin Byrne of DublinSupreme Winner of Kealkill to Millstreet Race.
One of the many superbly fit Athletes who participated in the Kealkill to Millstreet Race – Colin Buckley of Cork whose father Joe is a native of The Square, Millstreet.
Rosa from Spain (Ballyvourney to Millstreet Race), Tom from Limerick (Kealkill to Millstreet Race), James from Kilkenny (Kealkill Race) and Donal from Millstreet (Clara Race).
Dedicated Coordinator Donie Shine en route.

[read more …] “Three Superb Mountain Race Events on Sat. 9th Feb. 2019”

Millstreet Community Council Extends Sincere Congratulations to O’Flynn Medical

Chairman Noel Buckley extends on behalf of Millstreet Community Council sincere congratulations to O’Flynn Medical on receiving their highly prestigious Award at the recent major Award Ceremony in Cork.

Noel writes: ” Millstreet Community Council, on behalf of the community, would like to extend sincere congratulations to O’Flynn Medical on winning The Cork Chamber SME Company of the Year Award.  This is indeed a prestigious achievement by O’Flynn Medical and a worthy recognition of their expansion over the past twenty years.” 

(S.R.)

“Where the Road Takes Me” Features Jake Carter Sunday at 7pm C103

We thank Presenter John Greene for the following advance information on this Sunday’s C103 Programme at 7pm – 10th Feb. 2019.  (S.R.)

In the beginning he was living in the shadow of his older and more famous brother Nathan, but now Jake Carter is a performing artist in his own right. 

This week on ‘Where the road takes me’, John Greene chats to him about his Liverpool upbringing, and the mandatory and expected love of the Beatles and Liverpool Football club. 

We hear about his Irish Granny who doubles up as a groupie, while also instilling a love of Irish music in all of the young Carters. 

Accompanied by his trusted guitar, he sings a few of his favourite songs, while there’s also time to chat about life on the road, wanting to be his own man, and plans for the future.  [read more …] ““Where the Road Takes Me” Features Jake Carter Sunday at 7pm C103″

Impressive Cheque Presentation in Aubane for Irish Air Ambulance

Following the annual Christmas Morning Mushera Climb 2018 the proceeds amounted to the wonderfully impressive amount of €2,000.00.   A cheque for this uplifting amount was presented on Thursday night (7th Feb. 2019) in Aubane Community Centre to Shirley O’Regan of Youghal – the Irish Community Rapid Response by Land & Air Representative – in aid of the new Air Ambulance which will be based in Rathcoole.   MC, John F. Kelleher, expressed thanks to the many dedicated people who helped to make this very praiseworthy project such a great success again this year.  Shirley outlined the importance of such fundraising for the all-important developing Air Ambulance Service and provided an update on the progress of the overall project…with special reference to Rathcoole.   A brief interview with Shirley may be heard on Cork Music Station this Tuesday, 12th Feb. at 10pm in the “Radio Treasures” programme.   Click on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.) 

Shirley O’Regan (centre) with members of the O’Mahony Family.

[read more …] “Impressive Cheque Presentation in Aubane for Irish Air Ambulance”

Boherbue’s Music Room Tonight at 8

Tim Murphy of Boherbue is the Presenter at tonight’s (7th Feb. 2019) Music Room in the Pearse Memorial Hall, Boherbue at 8pm.  All are very welcome.   

Millstreet Gramophone Circle’s Presenter on Friday, 15th Feb. 2019 at 8:15pm in Millstreet Day Care Centre will be Dermot Kiely of Cullen.  Everyone is very welcome.  (S.R.)

Donagh at helm of £3.8bn UK builder

The CEO of London’s number two homebuilder tells John Reynolds of his upset, as an immigrant, about the UK’s vote to quit Europe

For a self-confessed avid follower of politics in these islands and across the Atlantic, the office of Donagh O’Sullivan, CEO of Galliard Homes, has an apt setting, on the edge of Westminster in the heart of London and just around the corner from the home of Channel 4 television. The 50 year-old Corkman, who grew up in Cullen, near Millstreet, was one of seven sons of parents who owned a petrol station and bus-hire company in the village.
A graduate of UCC, he has lived in the English capital for 28 years and now runs what is the second largest residential developer in the city, with FTSE-listed Berkeley Group ranking number one.
With a staff of 650, and employing up to 8,000 indirectly at any one time, Galliard is … [read the full article on the Sunday Independent].  [read more …] “Donagh at helm of £3.8bn UK builder”

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

Our 10pm interview tonight on Cork Music Station will focus on three areas – TR Dallas and Musician Joe King in Carriganima – A truly magnificent and moving version of “Sweet 16” and we hear “You are my sunshine” which was signed for the hearing challenged at Rathmore’s 2019 Pantomime “Rapunzel”.   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.  And we hear about our first Podcast – last week’s Interview now available thanks to the excellent work of Bernard Crowley. Feel most welcome to make contact by logging into our “Seán Radley” Facebook chat page or by texting 086 825 0074.  One may also email us on millstreetmuseum @eircom.net – Happy Listening!

TR, Seán & Joe at Carriganima
J.R. meets T.R.!
Grandparents’ Day at Presentation N.S. today (Tues. 5th Feb. 2019)
“Rapunzel” – Magnificent Rathmore Pantomime 2019
Double Rapunzels!

Surprise!

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

You too can live to 99, if you play your cards right

What’s the secret to staying card sharp as you approach your 100th birthday? For Cullen man Paddy O’Mahony, the answer is to eat well, enjoy lots of fresh air — and play a sociable game of cards three times a week.

And he’s a good man for the advice, as his great-granny lived to 103, and his 94-year-old sister is a card player too! Paddy, who was 99 on Christmas Day, lives in Cullen, near Millstreet. He and his late wife, Mary, from Kerry, had four children, Bridie, Thade, Noel and Siobhan.

He plays cards every week in Cullen, Castleisland and Ballydesmond and says: “My father played the game of 45 and 31. He taught me how to play cards at the age of five.” Paddy’s card-playing partner, Betty, has been alongside him for 30 years, and he also stays active by minding the animals at the home farm at Meenaglóherane … read the very interesting full article on EchoLive.ie

 

Remembering the late Con O’Sullivan of Carriganima

During the recent Funeral Mass of the late Con O’Sullivan of Carriganima Village who was known far and wide as a true gentleman, a wonderfully dedicated Postman supreme and one who fulfilled many hugely impressive roles – a magnificent tribute was delivered by members of Con’s Family.   Here we share the beautiful feature which appeared in last week’s “Corkman” in the Clondrohid Notes.   We thank Con’s Daughter, Mary (who so superbly supported Con especially in his later years within a very welcoming home setting) for also sharing a number of images showing Con in his renowned Postman’s role and also his great love and care of pet dogs.   We extend our sincere sympathy to the entire O’Sullivan Family on the sad departure of Con to his Eternal Reward.  R.I.P..  Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam dílis.   Click on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.)

Mary and her father Con

[read more …] “Remembering the late Con O’Sullivan of Carriganima”

Ciarán O’Sullivan for Ireland Superbly Impresses in European Soccer – Two Caps

 Sincere thanks to Cullen’s Ciarán O’Sullivan’s mother, Maria and also to Millstreet Community School Principal, Pól Ó Síodhcháin for the following updates (received this evening – Sunday, 3rd Feb. 2019) and images of how very impressively Ciarán has been playing in Europe.  Writes Maria from Europe:    “Ire v Spain  1-1 lost in penalties. Ire v Holland 2-2 lost on penalties started in the match and stood with team line out for national anthem . Third game came on at 40 mins and played great 3-0 win against Hungary. Fai.ie for all factual information. 

Thanks a million
We are delighted

Maria 

A great tournament!!!!! If you look at fai.ie and Twitter fsi.ie all the latest  news.   Ciarán got two caps and played great….delighted.

Maria”

Superbly Talented Ciarán with his delighted Grandparents.  Click on the images to enlarge.  (S.R)

Sincere Congratulations to Ciarán on such wonderful success.

[read more …] “Ciarán O’Sullivan for Ireland Superbly Impresses in European Soccer – Two Caps”

Millstreet Day Care Centre Church Gate Collection This Weekend

Millstreet Day Care Centre is such a superb and important part of Millstreet Parish Life – most worthy of generous support this weekend at its Church Gate Collection. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)
Pictured at Sunday’s Church Gate Collection – from left William, Eileen, Danny and Mary.
Denis Hickey and Mary Feeley – two of the team at this weekend’s Church Gate Collection.

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

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

Favoured by walkers and surfers, but unsafe for bathers, the Long Strand near the village of Rathbarry has a reputation of being an outdoor enthuasist’s Heaven. 

On this week’s edition of Where the road takes me, John Greene, accompanied by senior ecologist Kevin Corcoran, discovers that the reputation is well deserved.  Cliffs, sand dunes, marine life, a coastline caressed by the pristine waters of the Atlantic Ocean, and a caring local community all contribute to make the Long Strand a breath-taking place of beauty.

And why does the neighbouring light from the Galley Head Lighthouse shine inland as well? [read more …] ““Where the Road Takes Me” This Sunday at 7pm on C103″

Wonderful Reaction to Vintage Interviews on “Radio Treasures”

Sincere thanks for the wonderfully positive reaction to our 10pm Interviews last night on “Radio Treasures” on Cork Music Station where the focus was on the recent fundraising event by Millstreet Vintage Club in aid of Cork Simon Community.   Here we share some seven more images from the very impressive occasion.  Click on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.)

Dan, Pat and Declan were all interviewed on the programme.
Members of Millstreet Vintage Club pictured with Interviewees Supreme from Castlemartyr Vintage ClubJason, Eric, Martina and Pat.

[read more …] “Wonderful Reaction to Vintage Interviews on “Radio Treasures””

“Radio Treasures” Tonight from 9:30 to 11:00 Features Millstreet Vintage Club

Our 10pm interview tonight on Cork Music Station will focus on Millstreet Vintage Club’s most recent very successful Event in aid of Cork Simon Community – we chat with Chairman of MVC Donie Lucey, Secretary of MVC Dan O’Riordan as well as Pat Bucke and we meet with enthusiast Declan Ryan whose suggestion of Cork Simon Community being chosen as the Group for which the uplifting fundraising was held.  And we interview Jason, Eric and Martina from the superb Castlemartyr Vintage Club.   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 086 825 0074.  One may also email us on millstreetmuseum @eircom.net – Happy Listening! [read more …] ““Radio Treasures” Tonight from 9:30 to 11:00 Features Millstreet Vintage Club”

Superb Welcome for TR Dallas at The Pub in Carriganima

Seán Murphy wishes to express sincere thanks to the very many people who attended Friday night’s truly wonderful occasion of splendid songs and music by the ever popular TR Dallas at The Pub in Carriganima.  Here we share the first two of some 14 images (12 more in a later post) capturing the very cheerful and uplifting atmosphere in the very welcoming venue.   Accompanying TR on keyboard and providing further songs was Joe King from Co. Wexford (first from left).   Click on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.)

TR pictured with members of the Twomey Family & Friends.

A.G.M. of Millstreet Town Park Committee on Fri. 25th Jan. 2019

Pictured at Friday night’s A.G.M. of Millstreet Town Park which took place at Millstreet Day Care Centre. The people of Millstreet and beyond are indeed very grateful to this wonderfully dedicated Committee for coordinating the excellent management of our Town Park where such magnificent amenities are provided enhancing the daily lives of our community. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)

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

We thank Presenter, John Greene, for advance information re this evening’s programme (Sunday, 26th Jan. 2019) – S.R.

A lively imagination that is deeply immersed in Cork City and County has helped him write over 200 songs.  

He describes himself as a musician, songwriter, recording artist, story-teller, poet and dreamer.  That’s a lot of character descriptions to have on your CV, but when it’s John Spillane you’re talking about, it’s not very surprising.  

On this week’s edition of ‘Where the road takes me’,  John Greene sits down with the Cork balladeer to hear his story and his songs. 

After his father died in 1962, his mother was left to rear five young boys. However, the West Cork relatives stepped in to help, and during his many visits to Colomane, music became very much a part of his rearing.  The rest, as they say, is history.  [read more …] “John Spillane on “Where the Road Takes Me” at 7pm on C103 This Sunday”

MCS Presentation to Soccer Player Supreme Ciarán O’Sullivan of Cullen

Millstreet Community Student Third Year student, Ciarán O’Sullivan from Mologhroe, Cullen has been called up to the Republic of Ireland Under-15 Squad.  They travel to Spain next week for three matches against Spain, the Netherlands and Hungary.  Ciarán, who plays with Mallow United, is the sole Cork, and indeed Munster, representative to have been selected for this prestigious tournament and he is expected to earn his first cap for Ireland during the week.  On Friday morning (25th Jan. 2019) School Principal Pól Ó Síodhcháin in the presence of the Student Assembly and Staff presented Ciarán with a special certificate on behalf of the school.  He had his Ireland jersey with him and some of the School’s own soccer team kitted out for the occasion.   Ciarán’s mother, Marie, was also present for the uplifting occasion.  We extend sincere congratulations to the wonderfully talented Ciarán on such a magnificent sporting achievement.   We thank Principal Pól for alerting us to the presentation and for providing the background information.   Here we share a selection of some twelve images from the special event.   Even a splendid rainbow appeared over the School following the occasion!  Click on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.) [read more …] “MCS Presentation to Soccer Player Supreme Ciarán O’Sullivan of Cullen”

Breeda O’Leary’s Superb Appearance on RTÉ’s “Today with Maura & Dáithí” This Friday Afternoon

Sincere congratulations to Breeda O’Leary of West End, Millstreet who appeared in a superb feature on this Friday’s “Today with Maura & Dáithí” on RTÉ1 television.   Accompanied by daughter, Julie and grand-daughter Neila (who also appeared on the excellent programme) Breeda was interviewed by Dáithí and came across as a true natural on television.  Breeda recalled in a moving interview how she first met her late husband Neily and we saw some splendid family photographs during the chat. Then the magnificent makeover was coordinated by a highly professional Team revealing the outstanding success at the end of the Show.   We thank Breeda for the two images below which were recorded after the Show.  The programme may be viewed on the RTÉ Player (Breeda appears at the very start and the very end of the programme).  Click on the images below to enlarge.  (S.R.) [RTÉ Player] [read more …] “Breeda O’Leary’s Superb Appearance on RTÉ’s “Today with Maura & Dáithí” This Friday Afternoon”

T.R. Dallas Interview on William’s CMS Show Tonight at 10pm

Seán Murphy of The Pub in Carriganima pictured with special guest the renowned T.R. Dallas who performed a magnificent presentation at The Pub on Friday, 20th Dec. 2013 before a capacity attendance.  T.R. Dallas will be returning to the Pub in Carriganima this Friday night (25th January 2019). Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)
At 10pm tonight (Thurs. 24th Jan. 2019) William Fitzgerald will interview T.R. Dallas during his weekly Cork Music Station Show – in advance of the appearance of T.R. at the Pub in Carriganima on this Friday night.  To listen to the live interview please log into www.corkmusicstation.com

Presentation to Newly Formed Millstreet Bowling Club

Bertie Buckley (on right) on behalf of the recently established Millstreet (Indoor) Bowling Club accepts a €1,500.00 cheque from Chairman of Millstreet Community Council, Noel Buckley – last night (22nd Jan. 2019) at the Wallis Arms Hotel. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)

[read more …] “Presentation to Newly Formed Millstreet Bowling Club”

New Opening Hours at Millstreet Museum

We wish to express sincere thanks to Myra Sheehan who for the past three years has so magnificently achieved so much in her dedicated work in Millstreet Museum & Tourist Information Centre.   In particular Myra’s superb scanning of thousands of photographs permitting us to share worldwide on a digital format an amazing pictorial database of Millstreet’s history – this is of such immense importance and we are so very grateful to Myra for her inspiring approach to such work.   Myra has also been the wonderfully cheerful Assistant Curator who has greeted so many from all parts of the world and splendidly projected an excellent uplifting image of Millstreet in such a heartfelt and sincere manner.  Míle buíochas, Myra and we wish you every blessing and success in the future.   And Myra has helped to guide our new Assistant Curator – Mary Shine -into her new role.   We extend a Royal Welcome to Mary and feel so fortunate that people of your wonderfully high calibre are part of our Team.   Special thanks to Supervisor, Denis Hickey also for his ever helpful assistance.   

Opening Hours of Millstreet Museum:   9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday.   Also at other times by appointment with Curator.

Myra is pictured third from left at one of our Museum Church Gate Collections.
A scene from the past before Millstreet Museum was re-established following refurbishment some years ago – the then Minister Leo Varadkar (present Taoiseach) is presented with a portrait of Tubrid by then T.D. Áine Collins as he meets at Millstreet Museum in Carnegie Hall premises a group interested in the promotion of Walking Tourism.
Carnegie Hall – Home of Millstreet Museum

[read more …] “New Opening Hours at Millstreet Museum”