Superb Reopening of Millstreet Day Care Centre Today in Splendid Weather – Part 1

Dr. Michael Feeley cutting the ribbon marking this afternoon the official opening of Millstreet Day Care Centre. Here we share some 24 images from the truly historic day. Part 2 with lots more pictures will feature later in the week.  Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)

And we share some further pictures of the magnificent occasion blessed with excellent weather. continue reading the full article “Superb Reopening of Millstreet Day Care Centre Today in Splendid Weather – Part 1”

Official Reopening of Truly Magnificent Millstreet Day Care Centre Today

Damien Bradley & Tony McCarthy putting the finishing touches to their hugely impressive project at Millstreet Day Care Centre which has been inspired by Mary Feeley and her wonderfully dedicated Team. The attention to detail by Damien, Tony & Mary is hugely inspirational. The New Centre will totally delight All who will be attending the official reopening from 2 to 4 pm today (28th May 2017).  The original Canon O’Donovan Centre opened on 18th Dec. 1994 has been a true gem in our community…Now the exquisite development has brought it to a new most impressive level. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)
Some of the many who attended Millstreet Gramophone Circle Bealtaine presentation on Friday night. Presenter Tim Murphy who shared a marvellous programme is seated in centre.

Brian’s Magnificent “Guns ‘n Roses” Memorabilia Collection

Millstreet’s Brian O’Leary recently shared part of his truly amazing “Guns ‘n Roses” memorabilia collection display. For decades Brian (who is such an accomplished Artist) has been collecting what must now be one of the world’s most complete collections of items associated with the world famous Band. Brian’s interest began decades ago and he attributes such an absorbing interest as being of great importance to him as he bravely coped with health procedures for many years.   “Guns ‘n Roses” appear at Slane this weekend and we sincerely hope that the great Band become aware of this magnificent Fan and that they will arrange to meet with Brian considering that he must be one of their most ardent and most loyal Fan ever.   We wish all attending this weekend’s Concert every enjoyment and safety.  Click on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.)

Lord Henry Mountcharles was in Millstreet 24 years ago attending the 1993 Eurovision Contest on 15th May that year.  Now in 2017 quite a number of Millstreet music Fans will be in Lord Henry’s Castle Estate in Slane. Brian hopes to present his Flag (seen at the top of the display) to the Band this weekend.   It would be a dream come true if they arranged to meet.  We wish them all success and a fulfilling music experience. continue reading the full article “Brian’s Magnificent “Guns ‘n Roses” Memorabilia Collection”

Presentation of 2017 Cheques by Transition Year Students at MCS

During a very impressive end of school year ceremony at MCS Transition Year Students presented three substantial cheques to three praiseworthy organisations following the many fundraising events during the years including the very memorable colourful Fashion Show. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)

Magnificent Fashion Show at Millstreet Community School – Part 1

The superb Gym at Millstreet Community School was recently transformed into an exquisite Fashion Pavilion where a truly magnificent fundraising Fashion Show was held before a capacity audience.  Here we share Part One of a selection of images from the spectacular colourful occasion.   Click on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.) continue reading the full article “Magnificent Fashion Show at Millstreet Community School – Part 1”

Cullen National School Website Address

The new address of Cullen National School’s website is now www.cullenns.ie

Special Guest GAA Celebrity Donncha O’Connor raises the prestigious Green Flag recently awarded to Cullen N.S. on Wednesday morning (17th May 2017) in the School Grounds. Pictured with the pupils, teachers and parents Donncha also raised a second flag which was also awarded for Safety Awareness. Following the impressive ceremony a wonderful musical recital by the pupils was presented after which refreshments were served.  A full feature on the event to follow later.  (S.R.)

“Radio Treasures” Reflects & Features Different Events

Tonight we reflect on the tragic events in Manchester and include appropriate reflective music.  We also feature a variety of events including all those pictured below….Fashion Show, Stretcher Race through Millstreet, presentation of Town Park Minute Book, interview with Aedamur Kelly (to be broadcast at 10pm on Tuesday, 30th May), World Fiddle Day in Scartaglin, Storytime and Singing at Aubane Community Centre including a Diamond Jubilee Cake for Dick and Katie Dineen and finally Carnegie Hall – home of Millstreet Museum.  To log in from 9:30 to 11:00pm click on the following link.  (S.R.) :  www.corkmusicstation.com

Blue Grass & Country Music Delight at Millstreet Library

The wonderfully talented Blue Grass/Country Music Group from USA and Canada “Thunder & Rain” truly brought sunshine (!) to the enthusiastic audience at Millstreet Library on Friday morning (19th May 2017). Coordinator John from Mallow annually introduces such superb Groups to many audiences during the Bealtaine Festival. Click on the images to enlarge. Lots more images to follow later.  Many thanks to Librarian Grace for making such a splendid venue available.   The Group later visited Presentation N.S..  (S.R.)

Cullen N.S. Awarded Two Prestigious School Flags

Special Guest GAA Celebrity Donncha O’Connor raises the prestigious Green Flag recently awarded to Cullen N.S. on Wednesday morning (17th May 2017) in the School Grounds. Pictured with the pupils, teachers and parents Donncha also raised a second flag which was also awarded for Safety Awareness. Following the impressive ceremony a wonderful musical recital by the pupils was presented after which refreshments were served.  Lots more pictures to follow later in a special feature.  Click on the image to enlarge.  (S.R.)

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

We thank John Greene for the much appreciated advance information on his Radio Documentary this week.  “Where the Road Takes Me” at 7pm Today (Sunday, 21st May 2017) on C103 is presented by John.  (S.R.)

Lough Hyne is Irelands first Marine Nature Reserve and one of the most beautiful spots in the country. It’s situated 5 kilometres South-West of Skibbereen, just off the Skibbereen Baltimore road.

The marine lake is connected to the Atlantic Ocean via Barlogue Creek by a narrow channel known as the rapids. The area is a scientists paradise, steeped in history and with more folklore than you can imagine. Its history though is at times tragic, as half the population here died during the famine. Also, Fineen O’Driscoll, the last great O’Driscoll chieftain spent his final days here, destitute and alone in his island castle in the centre of Lough Hyne. continue reading the full article ““Where the Road Takes Me” at 7pm Today on C103″

Wishing Our All-Ireland Boxing Finalists Supreme Every Success

Friends and Supporters of All-Ireland Boxing Finalists Chloe, Megan and Leah – all of the Competitors from the Aubane/Mushera area of Millstreet – wish every success to the three excellent Sports Ambassadors as they compete in this highly prestigious Boxing Final in Dublin. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)

Updated: Results from the All Ireland Girls Boxing Championships:
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Death Notice: Maurice Walsh, Ickenham, Uxbridge, England & late of Dooneen, Millstreet

Phil Walsh very kindly emailed us on Tuesday night (16th May 2017) to share the sad news that his father, Maurice, peacefully went to his Eternal Reward on Tuesday morning.   We extend our heartfelt sympathy to the Walsh Family (and all other relatives) at this challenging time on the very sad departure of dear Maurice, R.I.P. – a true gentleman of the very highest calibre and friend supreme of his native Millstreet. He has most certainly left his wonderful mark on the history of Millstreet especially in our Museum. So many know the name of Maurice Walsh a native of his beloved Dooneen beside Millstreet Railway Station. How magnificently generous he has been to Millstreet in his presenting of such treasured items such as the now famous Gramophone and “Dobo” – the Mobo Horse. These two items alone delight our many visitors national and international. May Maurice rest in peace as he joins his dear wife Eva (who died in January 2017) in their Heavenly Home.  Ar dheis Dé go raibh a n-anamnacha dílse (May they both rest in peace).   Maurice loved to receive “Clara News” and constantly pictured Clara Mountain as he fondly remembered it from childhood.  He made available to Millstreet Museum the many books, photographs and historic items from the very impressive collection of the late Paddy Dillon.  He was also in regular phone communication with the Garvey Family and treasured the occasion when he met Joe Garvey at Millstreet Museum when he visited Millstreet for the funeral of his brother, John (Jack) who had given many wonderful years of dedicated service to CIE at Millstreet Railway Station.   Maurice was such a gifted gentleman in such areas as a craftsman supreme and a magnificent calligrapher.  Below we share a special 1980s image of the truly marvellous Couple.  It has been a great privilege to have known and met with Maurice and Eva both of whom have so enriched our lives.  (S.R.) 

Eva & Maurice Walsh pictured in the 1980s delivering the now famous Gramophone (in Millstreet Museum) to Victoria Coach Station in London where I travelled to Ireland with it and other historic items on a Slattery’s Coach.

The Strong Boy Of The Schoolyard

Far north of this countryside near Warrnambool
In the mid to late fifties in Millstreet Town i went to primary school
Years later one who would prove himself a man among men
Humphrey Kelleher was the strong boy of the schoolyard back then

Humphrey as a young teenager full of youthful elan
As a boy tall and sturdy and as strong as a man
Not gentle or shy but not a bully in any way
Yet any boy who tested his might had some price for to pay
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Entries Invited for Millstreet Soap Box Derby 2017

Entries are invited for Millstreet Soap Box Derby 2017 which was scheduled to take place on Sunday 30th July from K&L Headquarters at Mount Leader proceeding to Clara Road.   This date has now been brought forward one week.  It now takes place on Sunday, 23rd July 2017 and the entry fee is €30.00.   Now is the time to be considering the building of safe creative Soap Boxes.  This was a hugely popular event when held two years ago.  It is being coordinated by Millstreet Men’s Shed.  Further information from Ivor Horton – on 087 363 3210 or by emailing ivorahorton@ gmail.com (S.R.)

Patricia’s Very Successful Coffee Morning Benefits Two Important Groups

Patricia Guerin wishes to thank most sincerely all those who helped, supported and did baking for the recent Coffee Morning in aid of Millstreet Day Care Centre and COPE Foundation, Mallow.  Thanks to Millstreet GAA for the use of the Community Hall.    The help and support from All was greatly appreciated.    The amount contributed to date is €1,240.00.  Mass has been offered for the intentions of All.   We thank Patricia for this Notice.  (S.R.)

Health Promoting School Flag Awarded to Presentation N.S., Millstreet

Margaret Crowley, (on left behind the flag) Health Promotion & Improvement H.S.E. presents the official Health Promoting School Flag to teacher Helen McAuliffe (on right behind the flag) who has coordinated the wonderfully praiseworthy project at Presentation N.S., Millstreet.  Click on the image to enlarge.  (S.R.)

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Shandrum Céilí Band CD Launch on “Radio Treasures” Tonight

Tonight from 9:30 to 11:00 “Radio Treasures” features at 10pm highlights of the official launch of the Shandrum Céilí Band CD in Buttevant Church.  We share lots of images below (102 photographs) from the magnificent launch.   Leader Alan Finn and his amazing team of superbly talented All-Ireland winning musicians totally delighted the entire capacity audience (congregation) on an evening of true magic.  Tune in to our programme (especially at 10pm) on www.corkmusicstation.com  (S.R.) And we continue to share almost 100 more pictures from the wonderfully prestigious and totally enjoyable musical experience in Buttevant on Sat. 6th May 2017. continue reading the full article “Shandrum Céilí Band CD Launch on “Radio Treasures” Tonight”

Goleen on “Where the Road Takes Me” This Evening from 7 on C103

We thanks John Greene, Presenter supreme for background information on this evening’s Programme.  (S.R.)

Many towns and villages close to Cork City showed a population increase in Census 2016. In the Mizen, Sheep’s Head and Beara peninsulas the story was much different. Rural decline is a real problem here.

In this week’s edition of ‘Where the road takes me’, John Greene visits the village of Goleen on the Mizen peninsula. Here the locals joke that one of their neighbouring parishes is New York. But unlike New York, this village has already lost its Garda station, has a limited GP service and the priest is now based in Schull. The local football team who won a junior football championship last year, have since lost three of their best players to emigration, with more due to follow. There’s an air of uncertainty over the future of the local post office. continue reading the full article “Goleen on “Where the Road Takes Me” This Evening from 7 on C103″

Marie Awarded Prestigious DAAD Scholarship

Marie Farrell, from Millstreet, Co. Cork, and 2nd year BA student of French and German Studies at Mary Immaculate College, has been awarded a prestigious DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service) scholarship to study in Germany.

The funding awarded will allow her to participate in a four-week German Studies summer course at the University of Munich (LMU), comprising language, literature and cultural studies. The LMU is recognized as one of Europe’s premier academic and research institutions and has continuously been placed as the top German university in The World University Rankings.  continue reading the full article “Marie Awarded Prestigious DAAD Scholarship”

Millstreet Community School Transition Year Fashion Show on Friday 5th May 2017

Millstreet Community School Transition Year Fashion Show takes place in the School Sports Hall next Friday night 5th May at 8 pm . Adult tickets €10. Student tickets €5 .The clothes will be from shops and boutiques all over north Cork All proceeds to Millstreet Hospital, Marymount Hospice and The Donal Walshe Foundation.   We thank Derry Morley for this important notice.  (S.R.)

Fashion Show 2013 at Millstreet Community School. Click on the image to enlarge. (S.R.)

Photos by Noirín’s Boutique:

Reported on the Millstreet Community School website

 

 

This day 1773 – The Murder of Art Ó Laoghaire

This day in 1773 – Art Ó Laoghaire, the subject of Eileen O’Leary’s lament ‘Caoineadh Airt Uí Laoghaire’, is shot and murdered by soldiers at Carriganima. Art was closely related to the McCarthy’s of Drishane.

The below documentary has come to light recently and  covers the poem and the life of Art O’Laoghaire and Eibhlín Dubh Ní Chonaill (Eileen O’ Connell).

The poem was recorded by a Millstreet lady Nora Ní Shindile (a professional keener). Read our article on her and the poem.

Twice All-Ireland Champions Shandrum Céilí Band CD Launch this Sat. Night in Buttevant

We thank Tadhg O’Sullivan of Millstreet – a member of the truly superb Shandrum Céilí Band – for alerting us to this prestigious CD Launch in Buttevant this Sat. night and for also providing us with the Press Release below. Click on the Poster to enlarge. (S.R.)The Shandrum Céilí Band is proud to announce the imminent arrival of their debut album ‘The Dawn’. The eagerly awaited new CD takes its name from one of the reels which features on the album.

Between them they have nearly 200 years of experience in playing traditional Irish music and dozens of medals at all levels, in Fleadh, Scór, Siansa Gael Linn and others. Indeed, a little-known fact is that many of them are set dancers themselves, some even winning titles at All-Ireland level. They understand the dancers’ need for lively rhythmic music. The band has a dedicated following across the country and even the world.

The Shandrum Céilí Band were in existence from the 1950s to the 1970s and, with their blessing, the current band was established in December 2014. continue reading the full article “Twice All-Ireland Champions Shandrum Céilí Band CD Launch this Sat. Night in Buttevant”

Nathan’s Walk 2017 Launched in Killarney

The annual Nathan’s Walk takes place in Killarney this Saturday morning at 4.15. We recently attended the prestigious launch in Killarney Town and a special radio feature will follow later where we will share interviews at the launch as well as recordings we shall do this Sat. morning. Having participated in the Walk last year it is truly a most amazing, impressive and moving event. Many thanks to Con and Geraldine Houlihan for arranging attendance at the Launch. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)

And we share lots more images from the very impressive launch at which the national Coordinator, Joan attended as well as Nathan’s parents, Maria and Denis and Family. continue reading the full article “Nathan’s Walk 2017 Launched in Killarney”

“Radio Treasures” Tonight from 9.30 to 11.00 on Cork Music Station

Among the many items about which we shall be chatting on “Radio Treasures” tonight …  A 10pm Interview recorded in Laught on Monday with Mary Buckley.  Lots of excellent music from all over the world 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 or text 086 825 0074.   Happy Listening!  (S.R.)

Our 10pm Interview tonight is with Mary Buckley of Laught, Rathcoole in whose home on Monday, 1st May a wonderfully successful Mercy Hospital Fundraiser took place throughout the day to which a very large amount of visitors attended where a superb welcome was extended to All. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)

And we share further  continue reading the full article ““Radio Treasures” Tonight from 9.30 to 11.00 on Cork Music Station”

Certificate of Participation 1916-2016 Centenary Commemoration Presented to Millstreet Museum

Jerry Lehane of the Millstreet Momument Committee presents the official Certificate of Participation in the Centenary Commemoration to Millstreet Museum. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)

Millstreet Presentation N.S. to Receive New Health Promotion Flag This Thursday

Millstreet Presentation N.S. is to be presented with  the new Health Promotion Flag from Margaret Crowley of the H.S.E. on Thursday 4th May 2017 at 1.15pm. All are very welcome to attend.  (S.R.)

Very Successful “Cork’s Little Heroes” Cycle Event in Millstreet on Saturday Morning

Some 41 energetic cyclists participated in the 100k section of the Cork’s Little Heroes Cycle Event on Sat. 29th April 2017.  Some 150 completed the 50k route back to Ballincollig. Here we meet some of the 41 as they enjoyed refreshments in the Parish Centre beside St. Patrick’s Church. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)
Sacristan Supreme – Julie Brady – extends a “down to earth” welcome to the visiting cyclists! (In fact Julie’s husband Declan was preparing the ground in the Church Grounds for the installation of two permanent flag poles!)
Chaplain Siobhán and Coordinator Gráinne guide the cyclists to the Parish Centre.
Refreshments prepared by Gráinne, Margaret, Noel, Seán and Natasha in the Parish Centre.
Sincere thanks to Canon John Fitzgerald, P.P., to Sharon Lane and to Julie Brady for making this magnificent Centre available for the praiseworthy event.
A special Barbeque was scheduled to follow when all cyclists would have returned to Ballincollig.

Dave Murphy is chief organiser of this marvellous event with a wonderfully dedicated Team.

We now share lots more images from the truly inspiring and uplifting fundraising event.  Sincere congratulations to all participants and supporters. continue reading the full article “Very Successful “Cork’s Little Heroes” Cycle Event in Millstreet on Saturday Morning”

“Where the Road Takes Me” on c103 This Sunday Evening at 7pm

This week on “Where the road takes me”, we conclude the two part programme on Bandon Community Hospital. ‘From Workhouse to Cottage Hospital to state of the art Community Hospital’, traces the history of this building since it began its days as a workhouse in 1841.

This week……………

Workhouse historian Peter Higginbotthom tells us how patients with mental health problems back then were admitted to a special unit for ‘Idiots’ and ‘lunatics’.

Liam Calnan, son of former Fianna Fail Senator Peter Calnan, remembers the days of the Cottage hospital, and when planning permission was withdrawn as quickly almost as it was granted.

Former nurses Ann Johnson and Maureen Mehigan remember the good and sad days at the hospital.

And……………. continue reading the full article ““Where the Road Takes Me” on c103 This Sunday Evening at 7pm”

“Cork Little Heroes” Cycle Event In Millstreet Saturday Morning

Coordinated by Dave Murphy and his dedicated Team a group of cyclists from Cork City and beyond will stop for refreshments in Millstreet on Saturday morning in the Parish Centre.   The event is in aid of “Cork’s Little Heroes”.   Last year the inspiring participants had their welcome break in Millstreet GAA Community Hall.  (S.R.)

McCarthy’s Bar Cheque for Millstreet Men’s Shed

Joanne Cullinane of McCarthy’s Bar, Millstreet presents a very impressive cheque to Ivor Horton of Millstreet Men’s Shed – the results of an enjoyable Quiz held in the Bar at the end of February 2017. Included in our photograph taken in the Bar on Friday night are Members of the Men’s Shed and Supporters. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)


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