When i was a boy he was in his physical prime
But this is going back many decades in time
With words he was one who did have a way
And many of his poems and songs are living today
Beyond the green borders of the Duhallow countryside
John Twomey The Poet Of Ivale was known far and wide
In song and verse Duhallow and it’s people by him glorified
To know of a poet of his stature to many was a sense of pride [read more …] “John Twomey The Poet Of Ivale”
We thank Presenter, John Greene, for the following advance information regarding this week’s “Where the Road Takes Me” on C103 from 7 this evening (S.R.):
He is regularly referred to as ‘Nathan Carter’s younger brother’, but Jake is a different model of the Carter family. While proud to be Nathan’s sibling, this young man is determined to be different – so you won’t see any waistcoats or accordions on stage, and you won’t hear ‘Wagon Wheel’ or the Wild Rover.
Tonight on our programme provides (at 10pm) a special Preview on Next Week’s Special Transmission on the recent wonderful Tribute to the late Chrissie Nolan which took place in Lisselton near Listowel. Our images below share just some of the many splendid people who participated in the very special occasion.
We hear the voice and the music of Mick Del of the Showband Era. We include two of John McCormack’s best loved songs. We hear of the amazing Shandrum Céilí Band’s Magnificent 3rd All-Irl. Win. We share some of the best 6-Word Short Stories. We remember those who have recently gone to their Eternal Rest and as usual play the late Tom Goggin’s “Phonecall to Heaven”. We share a variety of funny jokes. We feature the very best of music and song and we have a selection of musings of a wide and interesting variety. And we shall also be learning about a number of famous yet not well known Irish Inventors!
Do join us tonight and let us know if you wish that you are tuned in. Feel welcome to text the programme on 00353 86 825 0074 (from overseas) or 086 825 0074 (from within Ireland). Or better still use the chatline on the Seán Radley Facebook Page. To access the programme find us on Internet Radio under Ireland/Country or log into www.corkmusicstation.com
Tremendous credit is due to Millstreet Vintage Club regarding its excellent coordination of such a very successful Vintage Day on Sunday, 27th Aug. 2017 in a wonderfully colourful Millstreet Town Park. The range of very interesting activities was most impressive – including a marvellous demonstation by Millstreet Fire Brigade Officers giving the huge attendance a splendid insight into the rescue of a “car crash victim” – also superb displays of vintage tractors, cars, bikes and trucks – excellent live music by “Back on Track” (Danny and Pat) – Broomhill Team from Coachford building a tractor in record time…And Millstreet Pipe Band added greatly to the splendid atmosphere….. And so much more. Here we share some of the many images we captured on the most enjoyable day blessed with ideal weather conditions. We shall share further posts on the event later. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.) [read more …] “Hugely Successful Vintage Day 2017 at Millstreet Town Park”
With perfect weather, free admission and exquisite surroundingsDrishane Estate is the place to truly enjoy today – Sat. 26th aug. 2017. Tomorrow the focus is on Green Glens for Equestrian Sport. Click on the images below to enlarge. (S.R.)
If yourself or members of your family are spring cleaning please remember our Thrift Shop. We accept bric-a-brac, children’s clothes, buggies, toys, and curtains etc., any clothes that are in good condition. All proceeds from the shop go towards the Day-Care Centre.
We also accept clothes not fit for resale e.g. old curtains and blankets, quilt covers, towels etc. We sell them for recycling to the National Council for the Blind. Not alone does this create an income for the Council for the Blind but we put the money we get from them into our Social Fund – which helps pay for tutors and volunteers (music, exercise classes, red cross etc).
Old clothes can be handed into the Thrift Shop or the Millstreet Day Care Centre.
Any donations or unwanted china especially (cups and saucers) would be greatly appreciated.
We try to provide as much entertainment as possible during the day – birthday parties, sing-along, exercises, games etc., but funding is always a problem.
Thank you all for your continuing support and please encourage your neighbours or friends to come and join us.
We thank Mary Feeley for this superb insight into support for the Centre. We now share a selection of images recorded at the recent reopening of Millstreet Day Care Centre following most impressive renovations.
Thanks to two very kind €20.00 donations presented since our recent Church gate collection we’re been able to purchase at Herlihy’s Centra a further two containers to protect our weekly “Revolution” Paper/Poster Pack. By November 2017 we shall have all copies of the full 100 in the series. We thank the generous Donors.
Shane Browne has made contact with us requesting that he would appreciate it very much if anyone may have a “Hill 16” ticket to sell for the All-Ireland Hurling Final in Croke Park on Sunday, 3rd Sept. 2017 at which his favourite Waterford Team will be playing. Apparently Shane has never missed these All-Ireland final games in over 25 years! Shane may be contacted on 086 167 2153. (S.R.)
Tonight on our programme on this anniversary of the death of Michael Collins:
We meet with Poet supreme – Patrick Hammer of New Jersey, USA (at 10pm). We hear of the amazing Shandrum Céilí Band’s Magnificent 3rd All-Irl. Win. We share some of the best 6-Word Short Stories. We remember Miah (Michael Twomey) R.I.P.. We share Edinburgh Fringe 2017 funniest jokes. We feature the very best of music and song and we have a selection of musings of a wide and interesting variety. And we shall also be learning about a number of famous yet not well known Irish Inventors!
Do join us …. having the television coverage of “The Rose of Tralee” in the background (!). Feel welcome to text the programme on 00353 86 825 0074 (from overseas) or 086 825 0074 (from within Ireland). Or better still use the chatline on the Seán Radley Facebook Page. To access the programme find us on Internet Radio under Ireland/Country or log into www.corkmusicstation.com
Bríd Clifford on behalf of Sr. Consilio’s Cuan Mhuire, Farnanes shared the following communication with us:
“Money is an on-going concern at Cuan Mhuire but the collection last Saturday and Sunday in Millstreet realized a very welcome sum total of €1,416.00. I would be most grateful if you could include a note of gratitude in the Millstreet News expressing our appreciation to all who assisted us and donated most generously to the Cuan Mhuire annual collection.The support and kindness we received will in turn give hope and help to many individuals coming to terms with addiction…..With every good wish, Yours Sincerely…Bríd Clifford . ” Below we share a selection of pictures which we recorded at last weekend’s Church Gate Collection. (S.R.)
Edward and Kathleen Ruane are seeking a House to Rent in the Millstreet area. As Edward indicates: “Kathleen is the proud owner of a courageous Yorkshire terrier named Frodo.” To contact please email edruane @gmail.com.
A most impressive cheque for €3,400.00 was presented by Celina O’Mahony (seated 2nd from left) who was representing the superb Organisers of the exciting Fundraising Stretcher Race in May (Siobhán Tarrant and Linda O’Mahony were especially thanked for their great dedication together with other team participants). The Bingo Event on New Year’s Day held in the Bush Bar was organised by Sheila Barrett and her wonderful team. Receiving the cheque for the Friends of Millstreet Community Hospital is Noreen McSweeney. The Race resulted in a fund of €2,600.00 while the Bingo made €800.00 for the praiseworthy cause. Connie Hickey of the Bush Bar was especially thanked for his wonderfully kind support and cooperation. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)
Pictured below is Danielle O’Riordan who in July 2017 at the Munster B’s Athletic Event in Templemore, Co. Tipperary – took home Gold in her Shot Putt competition. Sincere congratulations to Danielle whose Mum, Eileen of Dromsicane has won many All-Irelands in the Sporting World. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)
Professor Bernard O’Donoghue presented a truly splendid selection of classical and Irish Traditional music in his programme at Millstreet Gramophone Circle on Friday night (18th Aug. 2017). Joe Kennelly (seated in centre on our pictures below) delivered the official thanks to Bernard highlighting his favourite pieces. A very generous member of our audience presented a beautiful Galway Crystal Bowl as one of our prizes for our half-time Draw. Our next meeting will be on the fourth Friday of Sept. – 22nd at 8.15pm in Millstreet Day Care Centre. Boherbue’s Music Room‘s next meeting is on Thursday, 7th Sept. at 8pm in Pearse Memorial Hall, Boherbue. Below we share our visual recording of just some of the audience attending our Friday night presentation. Bernard is seated 6th from left. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)
There will be a Church Gate Collection in Millstreet this weekend – 19th/20th August 2017 – in aid of Sr. Consilio’s Cuan Mhuire Centre in Farnanes. This highly regarded facility treats Girls who experience addiction problems. Your support would be greatly appreciated.
We invite you to tune into www.corkmusicstation.com this evening for our weekly “Radio Treasures” Show from 9:30 to 11:00. Our featured Guest Interview at 10pm is with Mario Remon Cobeta who is a Eurovision Enthusiast Supreme! Mario will be tuned in from Spain this evening. And of course we have our usual mixture of wonderful music and interesting musings. We have lots of updates including additional information relating to the famous Writer who once lived at Dooneen. Feel most welcome to contact the programme live either on the “Seán Radley” Facebook chatline or by texting 00353 86 825 0074 (from overseas) or 086 825 0074 (from Ireland). We now share a selection of images of Mario on the Sunday (30th July 2017) when he visited Millstreet. Happy Viewing and Happy Listening! (S.R.) [read more …] ““Radio Treasures” Tonight Features Eurovision Enthusiast from Spain – Mario”
In Millstreet in Duhallow when i was a young boy
John Joe Daly told the stories of Ireland’s tears and joy
He told stories of the black and tans and civil war and of Tubrid Well
He was an old pipe smoking bloke with yarns in galore for to tell
He told of how Paddy McCarthy a warrior rebel of renown
Died on a bleak night in November in Millview Lane in Millstreet Town
Out numbered by the black and tans he died under gunfire
Stories of such acts of bravery others to take up arms does inspire [read more …] “John Joe Daly”
We thank the Happy Couple – Marie Coleman of Millstreet and Cathal Moynihan of Glenflesk – for permitting us to share a brief selection of images relating to their Wonderful Wedding Day at St. Patrick’s Church, Millstreet on Sat. 12th Aug. 2017. As Cathal has been a member of the Olympic Rowing Team a most impressive Guard of Honour of Rowers awaited the Happy Couple following the celebration of Mass. We wish Marie and Cathal every Blessing and Happiness for the future. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.) [read more …] “Wonderful Wedding of Marie & Cathal on Saturday”
We thank Presenter John Greene for advance notice re this evening’s programme. (S.R.)
In the second of a two part programme on Where the road takes me, John Greene speaks to Trevis Gleason about life with MS. Gleason is adamant that he doesn’t ‘suffer’ from it, but lives with Multiple Sclerosis.
While no longer cheffing for a living, Trevis still enjoys cooking. With that in mind, we introduce him to a number of local artisan food producers, and using their products, he tells us how to properly cook fish.
Sincere thanks to everyone who so very generously contributed to our recent Church gate Collection for Millstreet Museum and Millstreet Website. This includes those who sent donations by post, those who provided substantial cheques and those who indicated uplifting appreciation for our efforts in providing services in both the Museum and Website. The total amount collected was a most impressive€1,922.88. Heartfelt thanks for helping us to maintain these local services. Patrick W. O’Leary of Louisville, Kentucky, USA whose generosity is much appreciated comments: “The Millstreet Website is our excellent window to Millstreet daily life in a very real sense and such a connection is of great important to people worldwide.” Patrick has (as well as others) suggested that an opportunity should be given to people nationally and internationally who may at any time wish to contribute towards the upkeep of these services and to this effect we have arranged to set up an electronic system with the Bank of Ireland here in Millstreet (where our Museum/Website account exists) whereby anyone can transfer a desired donation to the account by just quoting at one’s own Bank our relevant numbers which are: IBAN No.: IE22 BOFI 9058 0334 0531 43 and the BIC No.: BOFIIE2D. Click on the images below to enlarge. (S.R.) [read more …] “Millstreet Museum & Millstreet Website Collection Generously Supported”
We thank Margaret and John Kelleher of Mount Leader, Millstreet for sharing with us a wonderful historic image of the Tóstal in Millstreet c.1957 where a very large number of Pipe Bands visited Millstreet on the occasion. I was six years old and can recall the huge excitement there was throughout the town and of course the splendid musical sound of the various Bands. Our image from a Ballybunion publication shows the Ballybunion Pipe Band pictured at The Square, Millstreet. Please note Tom Radley’s Forge with the wheel against the front wall. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)
We share a selection of images from the annual Debs Ball as the many young people in truly magnificent style assemble in Millstreet on Tuesday 8th August 2017 before travelling to the very successful event in Tralee. Click on the pictures to enlarge. (S.R.)
We thank Billy O’Donoghue for the Team photographs of his son, Luke who is presently at the Junior World Angling Championship Event in Slovenia. Every success to the wonderfully talented Luke. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)