Blessed with wonderful weather in Millstreet Town Park this Monday, 17th June 2019 – the Annual School Sports were thoroughly enjoyed by the many pupils from a large number of Primary Schools. Organised by Millstreet Athletic Club the annual event was a tremendous success. We recorded lots of images of the athletic efforts of the energetic children and will share these later. Here we view the School with the highest accumulative score this year – Derrinagree N.S.. We also illustrate a number of items found at the end of the event which may be claimed by phoning Maeve on 087 261 7001 . Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)
Sincere thanks to Presenter, John Greene for advance information on this week’s programme on Sunday 16th June 2019. (S.R.)
Costing thirteen million euro and an expensive golf iron, the recent visit of American President Donald Trump was not controversy free.
Fifty six years and ten American Presidents earlier, John F. Kennedy was the first head of his country to drop by and say hello. Unlike ‘The Donald’, Kennedy’s visit was a morale booster for a nation in the midst of a depression.
Unlike Kennedy, it would be difficult to imagine a photograph of Trump keeping the Pope company on Irish kitchen walls.
However, on this week’s edition of ‘Where the road takes me’, John Greene discovers that the Kennedy’s had their own little skeletons in the cupboard as well. [read more …] ““Where the Road Takes Me” on C103 at 7pm This Sunday”
Our Reach Out Cancer Support (ROCS) Group got a truly wonderful royal welcome at Clonakilty on Thursday, 13th June 2019 (Feast of St. Anthony). Coordinator supreme for our visit was Mairéad Daly who resides in this exquisitely scenic West Cork area. Very special thanks also to All at the hugely impressive Clonakilty Distillery including Ewan, Aaron and Pedro. And at the magnificent Fernhill House and Gardens we were most grateful to Michael O’Neill and his sons Neil and Michael (who is one of Ireland’s youngest newly appointed Town Mayors). Here we share a selection of 15 images to illustrate the magic of our most memorable visit to beautiful Clonakilty. ROCS Group next meets again in September. Click on the pictures to enlarge. (S.R.)
Our 10pm interview tonight introduces Kevin & Mary Donovan and their inspiring project. And we visit our audio archives for some very special gems. All this and much more tonight on Cork Music Station . Also in tonight’s “Radio Treasures” we include musings, music and songs galore. Listen to the magnificent music of Kevin McDermott who will be among many others to feature in a special “Silver Surfer 2019” programme next Tuesday night. Click on the images to enlarge. Feel most welcome to make contact by logging into our “Seán Radley” Facebook chat page or by texting. One may also email us on millstreetmuseum @eircom.net – Happy Listening! Click on the image to enlarge. Click here to tune into tonight’s Show. (S.R.)
On Friday, 7th June 2019 a wonderfully successful fundraising Quiz was held at McCarthy’s Bar, Millstreet. Special thanks to Joanne & Staff for creating such a welcoming atmosphere for all attending the very enjoyable Quiz superbly devised by Question Master supreme – Liam Flynn – assisted by Kathleen Flynn. The Poster below explains the praiseworthy purpose of the Quiz:
Here we share not only images from the Quiz but also pictures which Luke’s father, Billy, has made available showing some of the awards already won by the splendidly talented Fisherman – Luke O’Donoghue. There was tremendous support for the event and Thomas Galvin was especially praised for his promotional work. One of our images below just illustrates the large number of prizes presented for the Draw.
And there was even a prize for the most original name chosen by a Team – won by this Group: [read more …] “Wonderfully Successful Fundraising Quiz For Fisherman Supreme Luke”
With lots of recent different happenings and various activities in the Millstreet area we share a selection of images recalling the many occasions. Among the topics featured:
- Royal Welcome accorded to Bennettsbridge, Co. Kilkenny by Millstreet G.A.A..
- Carrigdhoun Cycling Club visits Millstreet.
- Reaching new heights at The Square!
- Kevin Donovan runs his 134th Cork G.A.A. Mile at Town Park.
- Pat & Noreen continue to beautify Millstreet with flowers from Supervalu.
- Impressive gathering for Annual St. Mary’s Cemetery Mass. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)Lots more images to follow.
Recalling a Cullen Feis of recent years 2013: A superb atmosphere as always at Cullen Feis today blessed with magnificent weather and an inspiring volunteering spirit. Many of our Breton visitors attended the annual celebration of our rich heritage. The summer style was splendid and the children thoroughly enjoyed the great event. Here we share just some of the many images of a treasured event. Click on the pictures to enlarge. (S.R.) CULLEN FEIS: Feis Laitiarain Sunday on 9th June 2019. Competitions at 12 noon (ceol, amhránaíocht, teangan). Sports at 3 p.m. Always a very special day where our Irish Culture is wonderfully presented in a richly uplifting traditional manner. (S.R.)
We thank Presenter, John Greene for advance information for his C103 Programme this Sunday (9th June 2019) evening at 7. (S.R.)
This week John Greene returns to the village of Innishannon on Where the road takes me. It’s all about gardens and gardening as we pay a visit to people who have transformed their gardens into a place of pride and joy.
This week we get gardening advice and a philosophical look at life in general from Johnny o’Sullivan or Johnny of the welcomes.
Since our last visit to the home of Seán and Ann MacSeoin, Seán who was diagnosed with cancer has since passed away. Ann tells us how her garden has been a source of comfort to her and the family since.
And we get a version of Jimmy Rodgers hit song ‘In a country Garden’ from Roy Davis in Knockavilla. [read more …] ““Where the Road Takes Me” Returns to Innishannon”
We thank Dympna Kirke (formerly of West End, Millstreet) for sharing this fascinating feature on the direct link both Dympna and her Students had in the recent highly prestigious Bloom Event 2019. Dympna writes: “Seán – I spoke to you about a Postcard Garden I did for Bord Bia Bloom 2019 with the students of Loreto College, St. Stephen’s Green. These Postcard Gardens are open to all organisations nationwide. The gardens are chosen based on the quality of the submission and the likelihood of the garden to meet the standards set out by the organisers of the festival. The Postcard Gardens are 3m wide, 2.4m high and 2m deep. This year Bord Bia Bloom received many submissions but could only accept a maximum of 14 Postcard Gardens so we were delighted to be accepted.
Kevin runs One Mile Challenge on Town Park
Champion fundraiser Kevin Donovan has taken on the huge challenge of running one mile in every GAA Club in County Cork. That is 156 fields, Kevin will run around the GAA ground at Millstreet Town Park on this Saturday (8th June 2019) at 11am in a Millstreet GAA jersey.
The novel venture is in aid of the Cork Deaf Association and Parkinson’s Association of Ireland. Come along after the Féile Hurling game, join in and run or just cheer on Kevin.
Kevin’s Cork GAA Mile Challenge in Duhallow this Saturday entails visits to Castlemagner(9.15am), Millstreet(11am), Dromtariffe(12.30pm), Cullen(2.30pm) and Knocknagree(4pm).
On this Tuesday evening for the very first time we shall be transmitting live on Cork Music Station the annual Examinations Mass being concelebrated at Tubrid Holy Well by Fr. Kevin Mulcahy and Fr. Paddy O’Byrne. The Broadcast begins at 7:50pm with Mass at 8:00pm. To tune in anywhere in the world just click Here
A most pleasant function was held on Friday, 17th May 2019 at Killarney’s Great Southern Hotel hosted by the Millstreet INTO Branch to bid farewell and to acknowledge the magnificent contribution made by Con Meade (Former Principal Kilcorney NS) and Hannah Kelleher (Former Principal Cullen NS) over the years. Here we share some ten images from the very special occasion. We wish Hannah and Con every Blessing for a very Happy Retirement. Click on the pictures to enlarge. (S.R.) Here is the caption to the picture above. Deputy INTO President Mary Magner is at centre with chain of office while on left is Retiring Principal Kilcorney NS Con Meade and on right is Retiring Principal Cullen NS Hannah Kelleher – Also included are Teaching Colleagues, Family and Friends. [read more …] “INTO Retirement Reception for Hannah Kelleher & Con Meade”
Boherbue’s “Music Room” presentation scheduled for this Thursday, 6th June 2019 – has been cancelled. Millstreet Gramophone Circle’s next presentation is on Friday, 28th June and will be the final one of the season until we resume in September. Below we picture Michael Drew (seated) whose musical choices – all on an Irish theme – were all so thoroughly enjoyed by a capacity audience at Millstreet Day Care Centre on Friday, 31st May. Also included in our image are just some of the appreciative audience. Click on the picture to enlarge. (S.R.)
On Sunday, 2nd June 2019 a royal welcome was accorded to the magnificent Air Ambulance Helicopter with its Pilot John Murray and Project Coordinator John Kearney at Millstreet Town Park. The magnificent event was superbly organised by Millstreet Vintage Club who also invited many Truck Owners to park nearby – all arranged to officially launch the fundraising (for the Air Ambulance) Truck Run which takes place from the K&L Complex on Sun. 28th July 2019. Here we share just five of many more images (to follow later) from Sunday’s most successful event. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.) [f] [read more …] “Royal Welcome for Air Ambulance Helicopter in Millstreet”
Sincere congratulations to Darren Kiely, Bevin Murphy and Omar Daly (all Students of Millstreet Community School) on recently winning the highly prestigious ECOUNESCO Award for their superb research and presentation of their praiseworthy project. They won the Senior Eco Innovation Award impressing the Judges with their robust Science and eloquent Presentation. Special thanks also to Teacher Jennifer O’Donoghue and Principal Pól Ó Síodhcháin for their coordination and encouragement. The joyous occasion was held in the splendid Convention Centre, Dublin. Below we picture the Students at both the BTYSTE 2019 in the RDS in January and also having received the highly regarded ECOUNESCO Award in May. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.) [f]
We thank Presenter, John Greene for advance information to this Sunday’s Programme on C103 at 7pm. (S.R.)
The village of Innishannon is the base for the next two editions of’ Where the road takes me’.
John Greene pays a visit to some of the people who have developed their gardens into places of pride and joy.
It’s all part of the Gardens and Galleries festival, which takes place on June 15th and 16th. Now in its fourth year, the festival raise money for the work of the local tidy towns committee.
This week on the programme we meet John Quinn a lecturer in Zoology at UCC.
We visit George and Karen at their idyllic five and a quarter acre garden and lakeside residence north of Innishannon……
We check out a bee garden in the grounds of Valley Rovers GAA club – and we get an appropriate Harry Chapin song from the local artist whose job it was to paint a mural on the gable end of the clubhouse. [read more …] “Gardening at Innishannon on C103 at 7pm Sunday”
We thank Donie Lucey, Chairman, Millstreet Vintage Club for alerting us to the various promotional posters in place throughout the area in advance of Sunday’s Helicopter Landing in Millstreet Town Park. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.) [read more …] “Promoting Sunday’s Helicopter Landing in Town Park”
Bringing the 2019 Bealtaine Festival to an end Millstreet Gramophone Circle meeting takes place in Millstreet Day Care Centre tonight (31st May 2019) at 8:15. Guest Presenter is Michael Drew of Boherbue. All are very welcome and admission is free. (S.R.)
Our next “Radio Treasures” broadcast will be on Tuesday, 4th June 2019 at 10pm. Please note later starting time due to Mass in Tubrid for Examination Students and Friends. This will be a special transmission relating to the recent launch in Cork of the Electric Recording Edition of the John McCormack 16 CD Delux Box Set which includes a brief interview with the grandson of the world famous singer and also features the voice of John himself from a radio broadcast. All this on www.corkmusicstation.com. (S.R.)
As a mark of respect to our Former Colleague and Friend – Dr. Michael Feeley – Tullig Medical Centre will be closed on Tuesday morning (28th May 2019) until 2pm. We thank Dr. Patrick Casey for this notice. (S.R.)
Following a wonderfully successful Primary Schools’ Table Quiz in Millstreet G.A.A. Community Hall on Friday evening 24th May 2019 Millstreet Juvenile GAA wishes to express sincere thanks for such superb support in this fundraising event. Here we share some of the many images we recorded at the uplifting and enthusiastic occasion. Click on the pictures to enlarge. (S.R.) [read more …] “Sincere Thanks from Millstreet Juvenile GAA Following Very Successful Primary Schools’ Table Quiz”
Today, we are being asked to vote on three separate things:
- Local Council Elections (Macroom / Millstreet)
- European Elections (MEP for Ireland South)
- Divorce Referendum (fifteenth Amendment of the Constitution of Ireland)
Further details are below: [read more …] “Today is Voting Day in Ireland with Millstreet Participating at Scoil Mhuire B.N.S.”
With the superb assistance of Millstreet Tidy Towns Association, Cork Co. Council Millstreet Branch and Millstreet Community Council four new hugely impressive outdoor seats have been put in place in Millstreet – one outside St. Patrick’s Church – one near the Eurovision 1993 Display at West End Car Park and two more within the Pollinator Park in Drishane Road – all illustrated in our images below. MCC had presented a cheque from the sale of the 2019 Calendar which helped to fund the cost of the four seats made in Ballingeary from Recycled Plastic. The very comfortable seats are already proving to be wonderfully popular. Sincere thanks to All involved in the installation of the four splendid seats. Click on the pictures to enlarge. (S.R.) [read more …] “Four New Wonderfully Impressive Outdoor Seats Now in Place in Millstreet”
Cork Music Station is again available not only on laptop and phone but also on Internet Radio – To tune in just click here. (S.R.)
Our 10pm interview tonight introduces Singer/Musician Bluegrass Expert Greg Blake from West Virginia USA (pictured below with an enthusiastic audience in Millstreet Library during the current Festival of Bealtaine 2019). And we meet with John O’Leary from Cork who was Projectionist supreme in the Capitol Cinema from 1960s. John recalls a very special memory of JFK. All this and much more tonight on Cork Music Station . 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. One may also email us on millstreetmuseum @eircom.net – Happy Listening! Click on the image to enlarge. Click here to tune into tonight’s Show. (S.R.)
Patricia Guerin would like to thank most sincerely her Family and Friends and All those who were so good to her during her treatment. Especially All those who prayed and had Masses said for her. And heartfelt thanks to All those who gave of their time to take her for her treatment. Masses have been offered for the intentions of All. Thanking everyone most sincerely – Patricia Guerin. (S.R.)