A wonderfully successful fundraising Tea Morning in aid of the Irish Motor Neurone Disease Association was held at Millstreet GAA Community Hall on Thursday, 21st June 2018. It was superbly coordinated by the Casey Family and Friends and was enthusiastically supported by a constant flow of people throughout the morning. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)
On Tuesday, 19th June 2018 Fr. Paddy O’Byrne celebrated his annual Mass at Tubrid marking the anniversary of his Ordination to the Priesthood in 1960. People travelled from afar for this special Mass such as Fr. Paddy’s brother Kevin from Skibbereen, his brother Billy from Co. Wicklow and his sister Marie from Kanturk as well as many others such as the son of James O’Sullivan – Matthew who had just arrived back from Thailand. Patricia Guerin, Breda Fitzgerald and James O’Sullivan added a new dimension this year – a picnic after the Mass creating such an uplifting atmosphere. Fr. Paddy in his superb homily recalled many wonderful memories and hoped that Our Lady would bring everyone back again for the 2019 occasion in Tubrid. Here we share a selection of images (11) from the splendid evening. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.) [read more …] “Fr. Paddy O’Byrne’s Annual Mass in Tubrid Plus Picnic This Year”
Millstreet Community Council wishes the very best of luck to Chloe Collins and Kevin Crowley who will be participating in the Senior Munster Finals versus Kerry in Cork this coming Saturday, 23rd June 2018. We thank Chairman MCC, Noel Buckley for this special greeting to both outstanding sports people on such a prestigious occasion. (S.R.)
Ladies Football Final: Cork 5:13 Kerry 2:10 (result)
Men’s Football Final (7pm): Cork v Kerry (Live on RTE 1)
Tonight at 10:00 we feature an interview with Colm O’Connor who has recently published a superb Novel “Between the Ears”. To contact our Show simply text 00353 86 825 0074 (from abroad) or 086 825 0074 from within Ireland. Alternatively, you may wish to use our live chatroom on the Seán Radley Facebook page. Happy listening! (S.R.) To access our Show log into www.corkmusicstation.com
Many Primary Schools participated enthusiastically in the Annual School Sports held at Millstreet Town Park on Monday, 18th June 2018. Great credit is due to Millstreet Athletic Club for the overall preparation and running of the excellent event. Here we share our first feature of the uplifting event where with some 14 images we meet the Organisers, the young Participants, the Teachers and Parents on a day blessed with excellent weather conditions. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)
Millstreet Community Council is inviting representatives of Pubs, Clubs,
Groups, Organisations, Businesses and also Individuals interested in
participating in Culture Night on September 21st, the annual all of Ireland
celebration of culture, creativity and the arts to a meeting in the Wallis
Arms Hotel on Tues June 26th at 8pm. We thank Marie Twomey of Millstreet Pipe Band for this notice. (S.R.)
The 2018 Annual Cloghoula N.S. Sports and Pattern Day took place in May. Despite the rather inclement weather there was a superb atmosphere where young people enthusiastically participated in lots of races, games and activities. Here we share a selection of images from the enjoyable occasion adding a further selection at a later stage. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)
[read more …] “Recent Cloghoula Sports & Pattern Day Wonderfully Colourful”
On Wednesday, 13th June 2013 (Feast of St. Anthony of Padua) Millstreet Camogie Team extended a royal welcome to Cork Hurling Star Supreme – Alan Cadogan who participated in a most impressive coaching session followed by the signing of an enormous number of autographs and standing in for numerous photographs. Alan was most generous with his time, his interest and in his advice. The overall event was kindly sponsored by CAB Motors, Cork and Millstreet won the recent competition on Facebook with the most “likes” with Deirdre Looney and her Co-workers coordinating the successful project. Later we shall upload a full pictorial feature but here we share the overall Team Photograph with Alan Cadogan. Despite the wet and windy conditions in the Town Park it was a most enjoyable occasion with an excellent Barbeque provided by Tony O’Brien and his Team. Click on the image to enlarge. (S.R.)
[read more …] “Alan Cadogan Welcomed by Millstreet Camogie Team”
Sincere congratulations to the Sporting Champions of Scoil Mhuire, Millstreet B.N.S. and of Presentation N.S. who were both victorious in their Finals in Newmarket. Scoil Mhuire BNS in the Duhallow Schools Hurling – Millstreet 3 goals 9 points to Ballyhass 3 goals 5 points. Presentation N.S. in the Duhallow Schools Camogie A – Millstreet 5 goals 4 points to Rathcoole 5 goals 0 points. All the Finals took place in Newmarket on Friday, 8th June 2018. Here we share a selection of images taken when the wonderful Teams with their Teachers and Trainers arrived back in Millstreet. Click on the pictures to enlarge. (S.R.) [read more …] “Supreme Champions All on Friday in Newmarket”
We thank the wonderfully inspiring Celina O’Mahony who is presently on superbly praiseworthy volunteering work in India, for the very interesting update below and for also sharing an excellent short video of the location and of her work in education there. You will recall some months past of the uplifting generous response there was to Celina’s (and her Team) fundraising projects especially in the Millstreet area. (S.R.)
Here is Celina’s most recent update regarding her splendid volunteering work and the link to the relevant video:
Hope all is well in Sráid an Mhuilinn?! I have successfully completed the 1st part of my volunteering so I thought it best to send an update back.
I arrived into Delhi at about 3.40AM and was escorted to very basic accommodation in the centre, it was a total culture shock and a whole new world. I was here for about 2 days and then got a 14hour sleeper train to Pathankot in Himachal Pradesh and then about a 4hr car ride to the Idex volunteering house in Bundla, Palampur, I stayed here for the duration of the project, when I arrived there was an older lady, Barbara from Wicklow, just finishing a woman empowerment project then I was on my own until the last week when a travelling group and another volunteer arrived. [read more …] “Celina Shares a Wonderfully Interesting Update on her Volunteering Work in India”
Neil O’Connor took this picture of Connie Coakley in the mid 80’s at the Finnow Bridge and wanted to share it on hearing of his passing.
Coordinated by Millstreet INTO – and very especially by Joan O’Mahony and Con Meade – a truly impressive Presentation Ceremony took place on Tuesday, 29th May 2018 at Café Aroma, Minor Row, Millstreet to honour Susan O’Connor and Mary Lynch who following many dedicated years of teaching at Rathcoole N.S. recently retired. Mary Magner representating the national INTO also addressed the large gathering of Teachers. Accompanying the Retiring Teachers were their husbands Gerry and Der. Noreen, Joan and Staff of Café Aroma prepared a magnificent banquet of delicious food and drinks for the special occasion. Here we share a selection of images which will help to give an idea of the wonderful atmosphere – joyful, relaxing and uplifting where superbly witty addresses by Joan, Mary (Magner), Mary (Lynch) and Susan were delivered. We extend sincere congratulations to Mary and Susan for a long, healthy and very Happy Retirement. Click on the pictures to enlarge. (S.R.) [read more …] “Retirement I.N.T.O. Presentations to Susan & to Mary at Café Aroma”
Sunday, 27th May 2018 marked the wonderfully successful Open Day at St. Joseph’s Millstreet Community Hospital during which Matron Margaret Collins (in red above) and her superb Staff welcomed an enormous assembly of Guests from far and wide including Doctors, Canon John Fitzgerald, P.P., Cllr. John Paul O’Shea, Noel Buckley (Chairman of Millstreet Community Council), former Staff including Matron Lena…and many relatives of Hospital Residents. A magnificent barbeque was provided by Jerry P. and James O’Leary & Staff while delicious baking was enjoyed by all with teas and coffee. Guests were hugely impressed by the guided tour which they received of the Hospital with its most impressive new developments. Here we share some twenty images of the very special occasion with its splendid atmosphere….with more to follow later. Click on the pictures to enlarge. (S.R.) [read more …] “Magnificent Open Day at Millstreet Community Hospital on Sunday Afternoon”
Noel C. Duggan Engineering Ltd in Millstreet has been a top-level steel fabricator throughout Ireland and Europe for some time now. Building Ireland learned about what the company has been up to lately from Barry C Duggan, who is fourth generation in the family-run business.
Founded back in 1875 by Andrew Duggan, Noel C. Duggan Engineering Ltd provides steel fabrication services to a wide range of customers in Ireland and throughout the rest of the continent.
The company is situated in Millstreet, Co Cork and currently employs 50 staff, placing a strong emphasis on high quality workmanship and excellent level of customer service throughout its 143 years (and counting).
The family run business has established itself as one of Ireland’s leading steel fabricators and its current Managing Director Barry Duggan was good enough to take time from his hectic schedule to inform Building Ireland what they’ve been up to as of late … Read the full article here in Building Ireland Magazine (Jan 2018)
We thank Presenter John Greene for advance information re this evening’s programme. (S.R.)
This week on ‘Where the road takes me’, John Greene concludes a two part
programme on the building of a tourist road between Killarney and Cork in
1748 – 270 years ago almost to the day.
The road which later became known as ‘The Butter Road”, was built by John
Murphy from Cahirciveen, who suffered heavy financial losses as a result..
* With the aid of Rachel Foley from ‘Ancestors from Ireland’, we
paint a more comprehensive picture of the elusive John Murphy
* At the butter market museum in Shandon, we discover how a failure
to move with the times resulted in the demise of the lucrative butter
Looking down the valley into Millstreet & over to Taur/ Rockchapel on the horizon.. Ready for World Fiddle Day! Hannah O Regan, Orlaith Twomey, Anna Buckley, Leah Murphy, Emer Twomey, Aoife & Meadhbh McCarthy.. representing Millstreet at the World Fiddle Day Concert & Celebrations Scartaglin 19/5/18.
Musicians Supreme getting ready for World Fiddle Day 2018. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)
The Kerry Athletics U9 to U16 Track and Field Championships were held in An Ríocht Castleisland last Saturday and Sunday in the glorious sunshine! Frank and Danielle O’Riordan from Dromsicane, Millstreet both did really well. Frank winning Bronze in the U 13 shot Putt with his best throw this season. His sister Danielle was:
1st in u13 shot
4th in U13 javelin
2nd u13 relay
1st U 14 Hammer
2nd U14 Discus
3rd in U14 Relay
Sincere congratulations to Danielle and Frank on such magnificent achievements in the world of sport. (S.R.)
Tuesday, 15th May 2018 is the exact 25th Anniversary of the 1993 Eurovision Song Contest in Millstreet to the very day. To mark the historic occasion we share a selection of images (mostly from 1993) from Millstreet Museum Archives taken in Minor Row, at Green Glens and in the Museum. And on Cork Music Station on Tuesday from 9:30pm we are transmitting a very special edition of “Radio Treasures” where we feature a wide variety of memories mainly from local people whom we’ve recently recorded and we also include some of the more popular songs from past Eurovisions. We invite you to tune into our special Internet Radio Programme on www.corkmusicstation.com . Access to our Cork Music Station is easily received by scrolling down and by clicking on the third Local Website Listing to the right of our homepage on www.millstreet.ie . And if you wish to share a memory for another Eurovision Programme please let us know through the Seán Radley Facebook or email millstreetmuseum @eircom.net. Click on the pictures to enlarge. Happy Listening! (S.R.) [read more …] “Memories of Eurovision 1993 on “Radio Treasures” Tuesday 9:30 to 11:00pm”
This past weekend in Millstreet saw such a magnificent variety of transport – vintage and modern. We witnessed two very impressive Steam Trains, a 51 strong Tractor Run, a Motor-cycle rally, Muskerry Vintage Car Club and some push bikes also passing through. Here we share a selection of the hundreds of images we recorded this weekend. We include here the passing through of the first Steam Train (No. 4 Locomotive) – about one hour late (!) – on Sat. 12th May 2018 and will show the 10 minute stop of the second train on Sunday (which arrived 15 mins early!) Lots more to follow later. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.) [read more …] “Superb Variety of Splendid Transport in Millstreet at Weekend”
Norah Hickey features on the “Hot Country” Show on Sky Channel “Keep It Country” (Sky 376) tonight (14th May 2018).
“Hot Country” Show is transmitted from 8 to 9pm on Mondays. (S.R.)
A truly magnificent range of wonderful language and cultural presentations took place at the annual event in Millstreet Community School on Thursday, 10th May 2018. It was covered by TG4 for the television series “Guth an Phobail” for later transmission. John Tarrant covered it for the “Corkman” while we were there for our Millstreet website. Here we share a selection of images from the occasion which was a splendid credit to the participants and the organisers where our Irish Culture was creatively included in the wonderful mixture of global enriching cultures. More images to follow in a future feature. Click on the pictures to enlarge. (S.R.) [read more …] “Superb Language & Culture Night Filmed by TG4 at MCS”
The very best of luck to Jenny Schmiedel who is taking part in the World Pole Dance Championships in Tianjin, China, next Monday (May 14th). Jenny, moved with her family years ago from Germany to Kilcorney, and wanted to do the exotic sport from the time she was a teenager, and her move to college in Cork gave her the chance she wanted.
Now she has achieved her dream of opening her own studio near CIT at EM Fitness and Nutrition where she gives pole dancing classes to all ages ranging from teens up to those in their 50’s and older.
Blessed with splendid summery weather Millstreet Active Retirement Association attended its annual May Rosary Event at Tubrid Holy Well on Monday at 11:00 a.m. (7th May 2018). Some of the beautiful hymns sung will feature on tonight’s “Radio Treasures” on www.corkmusicstation.com (at 10:00 p.m.) … And also included in tonight’s programme – a feature on Sunday’s Mass at The City near Shrone. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)