Cloghoula N.S. Awarded Important Prestigious Safety Flag

Cloghoula N.S. was awarded the highly prestigious Safety Flag on Wednesday, 22nd March 2017. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)
Principal, Mary Murphy welcomes Caroline Casey – Cork County Council Education Officer for Road, Water and Farm – to Cloghoula N.S.. Caroline who hails from Banteer and is a sister of Rita Buckley provided superb illustrated talks on Road, Water and Farm Safety before presenting the very important Safety Flag to the School. Sincere congratulations to all involved.

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“Radio Treasures” Tonight from 9:30 to 11:00

Among the many items about which we shall be chatting on “Radio Treasures” tonight …  Despite the snow of this morning Spring is clearly in evidence with such colourful flowers.  We visit Rathcoole Playschool which this very morning had what must be Ireland’s last superbly colourful St. Patrick’s Parade 2017.  Lots of excellent music from England, India and of course, Ireland.   And musings aplenty also. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.) To access the programme please tune into www.corkmusicstation.com Do log into the Seán Radley Facebook to communicate with the Show.   Happy Listening!  (S.R.) And we continue to share some more images.  Please click on the pictures to enlarge.  (S.R.) continue reading the full article ““Radio Treasures” Tonight from 9:30 to 11:00″

Annual Daffodil Coffee Morning on Thursday 23rd March 2017 from 9:30 a.m.

The Annual Daffodil Coffee Morning (coordinated by Mary Fitzgerald & dedicated Supporters) will take place in Millstreet G.A.A. Community Hall this Thursday, 23rd March 2017 from 9:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m..  All are very welcome to this important and praiseworthy fundraising event.  (S.R.)

Magnificent St. Patrick’s Parade 2017 in Carriganima on Sunday

What a superbly colourful St. Patrick’s Parade was held in Carriganima at 3pm on Sunday, 19th March 2017 blessed with good weather.   Among the attendance were Minister for Agriculture & the Marine – Michael Creed, T.D., Aindrias Moynihan, T.D. and Cllr. John Healy-Rae and Cllr. Moynihan joined by “Michael Healy-Rae”!  We recorded the excellent event and this will later be shared on LTV2 Millstreet.  Here we illustrate almost 170 images of the truly marvellous occasion.  Special thanks to Seán Murphy and his brilliant Team for coordinating such a hugely successful annual event in Carriganima.  Please click on all the images to enlarge. (S.R.) And we continue to share lots more images of the wonderfully enjoyable annual event in Carriganima. continue reading the full article “Magnificent St. Patrick’s Parade 2017 in Carriganima on Sunday”

St. Patrick’s Day 2017 Greetings from Pommerit le Vicomte

The wonderfully dedicated Twinning Committee of Pommerit le Vicomte at its recent AGM. Our great Friends extend sincere greetings to us all here in Millstreet and throughout Ireland on this St. Patrick’s Week 2017. Merci boucoup nos Amis and we also extend our heartfelt greetings to all in Brittany. We especially thank Yves and Daniel for communicating with us. Click on the image to enlarge. (S.R.)

Annual Carriganima Parade on Sunday 19th March 2017 at 3pm

Seán Murphy in his St. Patrick’s Day Parade at Rathmore winning entry reminding us that the Carriganima Parade begins at 3pm tomorrow (Sunday, 19th March 2017). William Fitzgerald will be providing lots of atmospheric Country-and-Western plus Irish Music in advance of the highly anticipated excellent Parade. Also included in our image above is Sgt. Paul Lynch.  Click on the image to enlarge. (S.R.)
Best Window Display 2017 at Rathmore Parade.

St. Patrick’s Day 2017 in Millstreet – Part One

We share the first part of our coverage of St. Patrick’s Day in Millstreet on 17th March 2017.   Click on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.)And we continue to share a further 65 pictures of the important national day. continue reading the full article “St. Patrick’s Day 2017 in Millstreet – Part One”

Wonderfully Successful “Buds of Ballybunion” at Millstreet Community School

The superb Cast and Production Team (Jennifer O’Donoghue & Margaret Buckley) of John B. Keane’s “The Buds of Ballybunion” which has been playing to capacity audiences at Millstreet Community School. The magnificent presentation featuring the excellent Students of the MCS Transition Year is thoroughly enjoyable and portrays some truly splendid dramatic talent. Sincere congrats to all involved. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)

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Breaking News – Eily to be Grand Marshal of Millstreet Parade 2017!

Eily Buckley has been honoured with the highly prestigious role of Grand Marshal in this Friday’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade beginning at 5pm in Millstreet. Sincere congratulations to Eily who so richly deserves this great honour. The tradition of Grand Marshal for our annual Parade is new and we are very grateful to Margaret Bourke for suggesting the establishment of such an important role in the magnificent annual event. Do look out for Eily in a superb truly historic open vintage car at the beginning of the Parade. Eily will then join the many Guests on the Reviewing Stand in The Square. Click on the image to enlarge. (S.R.)

Cullen & District Special Needs Association Prizegiving Event 2017

The ten week Sponsored Weight Loss Programme in aid of Cullen & District Special Needs Association came to an end on Monday, 13th March 2017 in Cullen Community Centre. A total of 465 lbs was lost over the ten weeks and a total of €5,270.00 was contributed. Sincere congratulations to the organisers, the winners and all those who helped in any way to make the annual event such a tremendous success. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)

And we share lots more pictures from the wonderfully praiseworthy annual event.  John Tarrant will have full details of winners in the “Corkman”. continue reading the full article “Cullen & District Special Needs Association Prizegiving Event 2017”

Sincere Friend of Millstreet Niamh Kavanagh Wins Celebrity Masterchef Ireland 2017

Heartfelt congratulations to sincere Friend of Millstreet since 1993 – Eurovision Winner Niamh Kavanagh who on TV3 tonight won Celebrity Masterchef Ireland 2017. Click on the images here from TV3 to enlarge. (S.R.)
Such is the kindness of Niamh that within minutes tonight she replied to our text expressing her sincere appreciation to the Millstreet people for such uplifting greetings. Niamh’s superb win may be viewed on the TV3 Player.

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Millstreet Vintage Club’s Very Successful Chat, Coffee and Cars…& Tractor

Pictured at Café Aroma, Minor Row, Millstreet on Sunday, 5th March 2017 some of the many Enthusiastic Vintage Participants at the Chat, Coffee & Cars Event where Noreen provided lots of appreciated refreshments including delicious freshly baked scones. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)

And we share further pictures from the special occasion.  Lots more images also on Facebook of Millstreet Vintage Club. continue reading the full article “Millstreet Vintage Club’s Very Successful Chat, Coffee and Cars…& Tractor”

Wonderfully Successful MCS Quiz for Lourdes Project 2017

Coordinators of the hugely successful MCS Quiz for Lourdes Project at the Wallis Arms Hotel on Friday, 3rd March 2017 at which Patrick W. O’Leary’s seven Kentucky Derby gifts as spot prizes were given very special mention. The overall fund on the night amounted to a most impressive €1,239.80. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)

And we share lots more images from the superb occasion. continue reading the full article “Wonderfully Successful MCS Quiz for Lourdes Project 2017”

Historic Millstreet Town Park Committee Minute Book to be Presented to Millstreet Museum

Members of the splendid Millstreet Town Park Committee attending a recent meeting (3rd March 2017) in the Canon O’Donovan Millstreet Day Care Centre at which the Minute Book which has been in use since 1971 saw its final report written by Secretary, Denis Hickey and signed by Chairman, Denis Twomey. The very historic document will later be presented to Millstreet Museum.   We thank all the Committee for such a magnificent gesture.  Permission was also given to record the historic meeting on Friday night. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)
The first report in 1971.

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Superb New Look Reen’s Pharmacy at Main Street, Millstreet

Friday, 3rd March 2017 was an historic day in Main Street, Millstreet when the magnificent new look “Life Pharmacy” was launched at Reen’s Family Chemist Setting. Here we meet members of the dedicated Staff. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)
Frank Reen with daughter Mairéad and the Infant of Prague statue that Frank’s father displayed when he began as a Chemist in 1938.

Every success and blessing for the future.

“Where the Road Takes Me” in Kanturk This Evening on C103 at 7pm

We thank Presenter supreme, John Greene for the advance notice of this week’s excellent programme.  (S.R.)

Some people reckon that he is sixty five years of age, while others are of the opinion that he’s no more than 70. The truth is that in a few days time, Ned Hartnett from Kanturk will celebrate his 100th  birthday.

This week on ‘Where the road takes me’, John Greene pays a visit to his home to hear his story. The youngest, and now the only survivor of a family of nine boys and one girl, Ned was born in Rockchapel in 1917, and came to Kanturk in 1955. His twin brothers Mortimer and Geoffrey officially celebrated their 21st birthdays at the ripe old age of 84.

Ned himself is a born storyteller, and while most of his many yarns are delivered with tongue in cheek, there is ample opportunity to travel with him through decades of Irelands social history.

There are stories from the recession of the 1930’s, stories about butter-making, and stories about his involvement with Kanturk Credit Union and Kanturk Boy’s club. And yes he does deal with the secret of a long and healthy life. continue reading the full article ““Where the Road Takes Me” in Kanturk This Evening on C103 at 7pm”

People You Should Know in Gwangju…John Howard


Kilcorney native John Howard has spent the last five years in South Korea. He lives, works and plays in Gwangju, a city of 1.5 million people in South West of the country. He’s interviewed this week on the Gwangju Blog as one of the “People You Should Know in Gwangju”:

Name…John Howard
Occupation…Elementary School English teacher
Hometown…Kilcorney, North County Cork, Ireland (current population 406 approx.)
Length of time in Korea…Arrived Sunday, March 4th, 2012 so MY GOD coming up on 5 years in Korea now! :-O
My hometown is famous for…having the oldest primary school in Ireland still in operation (built in 1864!) Also, Kilcorney has a higher presence of sióga/fairies than other villages in Ireland. They roam the moors at night… but I’m not supposed to talk about them…
I wish I couldRead the full interviewon the Gwangju Blog

Pictorial News on 3rd March 2017 in Millstreet & Boherbue

Delighted with the seven Kentucky Derby spot prize gifts kindly sent by Patrick W. O’Leary of Louisville, Kentucky, USA for tonight’s fundraising quiz at the Wallis Arms Hotel (3/3/2017) – from left: John Magee (Chaplain at MCS) and Students Úna Buckley and Dervla Murphy. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)

The Healy Family of Brussels and Washington DC tracing roots at Adrivale on Thursday and delighted to meet with Tony Healy of Curracahill, Millstreet.

Frances Curtin (holding discs) pictured with just some of the very many attendees in the Music Room, Boherbue where she presented a truly superb musical programme on Thursday, 2nd March 2017.  Also present is CUH Radio Presenter (6th from left) Philip Brennan who will be presenting his Gramophone Circle programme in Macroom Library on Friday, 10th March at 11:00 a.m..

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Successful Pancake Fund for “Cork Penny Dinners”

Joanne making delicious Pancakes on Tuesday in a fundraising project for “Cork Penny Dinners” which realised a total of €146.00 at Herlihy’s Centra, Millstreet. Sincere thanks to the many kind people who donated to the Fund. We thank Greg for the image and update. Click on the picture to enlarge. (S.R.)

“Radio Treasures” on CMS Tonight from 9.30 to 11.00

      Mary Buckley, Rathcoole to participate in Hope Foundation Project.

Among the many items about which we shall be chatting on “Radio Treasures” tonight …  Our featured Interview tonight at 10…Two wonderful singers recorded in Ballinhassig.  And we view Coffee Morning today for MS Ireland.   We get to meet Pat Mulcahy of Rockchapel and review a fascinating Television Documentary which featured Pat and his brother Denis.  We also hear about Mary Buckley’s upcoming visit to India with the Hope Foundation and how the dedicated Millstreet Knitters Together Group are helping Mary who lives in Rathcoole with her inspiring project.  Lots more music and musings also. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.) To access the programme please tune into www.corkmusicstation.com 

Coffee Morning for MS Ireland by MCS Tuesday from 10:30 am in Millstreet Parish Centre

Left to right standing: Ciara Manning, Eibhlís Kelleher, Leah Guerin, Zitta Pakaphwela, Michela Malizia.
Seated: Nora O’Sullivan and Denise Healy.   All preparing for Tuesday’s Coffee Morning at Millstreet Parish Centre in aid of MS Ireland Fund.   We thank MCS Chaplain John Magee for the photo and caption and we congratulate the TY Students for choosing such a worthy cause for their inspiring project.  (S.R.)

Storm Ewan & March Fair 2017

Jerry Lehane (standing outside the very home of his childhood) points out the effect of Storm Ewan on March Fair 2017 in Millstreet on Sunday 26th Feb.. While some traders attempted to establish stalls on the street for the annual event the high winds and very heavy rain soon brought about the quick disappearance of the usual large number of popular outlets by 10.00 a.m.. There were quite a number of horses in the Fair Field but very soon the Fair ended there also. Here we share the quite unusual scenes from this year’s March Horse Fair in Millstreet. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)

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Isla Grant Interview with John Greene This Evening on C103 at 7

We thank Presenter, John Greene, for the following advance information relating to this evening’s radio interview.  (S.R.)

Born in Scotland but known throughout the world as ‘Emerald Isla’ because of her close connection with this country, and possibly also because her Great, Great, Great Grandmother came from Glengarriff, there is no doubting that Isla Grant is now firmly established as an International Country Music Star.

From a dairy-farming background on the Scottish border, Isla Grant worked her way up the entertainment ladder to become a prolific singer-songwriter, now filling concert halls in faraway places such as Australia, New Zealand and Sri Lanka. In fact in Australis, one of her songs is credited with ending a lengthy drought which was causing farmers to take their own lives.

On this week’s edition of ‘Where The Road Takes Me, John Greene invites you to hear her story, listen to her songs, and spend an hour in her company.

But her rise to stardom wasn’t trouble free. In June of 1992, a few months before she married, Isla and Al were involved in a horrific road crash, when a male driver on his incorrect side of the road hit them head-on. The serious injuries that she suffered paled into insignificance compared to dealing with the anxiety disorder Agrophobia, which re-surfaced as a result of the accident.

Faith in the Lord and the love and support of her husband enabled her to return to the stage after a five year absence, when it was initially feared that she would never sing again. The song ‘It’s a dream come true’, was written in thanksgiving. continue reading the full article “Isla Grant Interview with John Greene This Evening on C103 at 7”

Postman Supreme Noel Keating Honoured in Aubane

Postman Supreme Noel Keating was very especially honoured at Aubane Community Centre on Friday night, 24th Feb. 2017 following his recent retirement from his many years of dedicated service in An Post to the people of Aubane and far beyond.  Here we share images from the wonderfully uplifting occasion.  (S.R.)

Noel pictured with many of his co-workers in An Post.  Click on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.)
Sgt. Michael Kelly, Noel Keating and Coordinator John F. Kelleher.
Aubane Community salutes Noel.

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Aubane Community to make Presentation to Retired Postman Noel Keating on this Friday February 24

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.

Refreshments will be served. All are Welcome.

Millstreet / Duarigle Gaels Juvenile GAA Victory Social at Wallis Arms – Part 1

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”

Jerry Identifies Millstreet’s Magnificent Stained Glass Windows

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.)

Geraldine Wins Herlihy’s Centra St. Valentine’s Day Competition

Well done to Geraldine Curtin who is the winner of Herlihy’s Centra St. Valentine’s Day competition! Here we note Greg presenting the €50.00 prize towards a
romantic dinner in Killarney.  We congratulate Geraldine and we thank Greg for the update and image.  Click on the picture to enlarge. (S.R.)