MCC Supporting MCS Students with Five Projects at BTYST Exhibition 2020

Members of Millstreet Community Council (Noel Buckley, Margaret Bourke and Jerry O’Mahony) pictured at Millstreet Community School presenting a much appreciated cheque to Principal, Pól Ó Síodhcháin in support of the Students who will be representing the School in January at the BT Young Scientist and Technology Exhibition in Dublin’s RDS with no less that five most impressive projects. Tap on the image to enlarge.  (S.R.)

“Where the Road Takes Me” 7pm C103 This Sunday

We thank Presenter John Greene for information regarding this evening’s programme.  (S.R.)

This Sunday evening on ‘Where the road takes me’, we feature the last journey into the archives covering a period of thirty years.

From May of 1997 during a two day visit to Cape Clear Island, John Greene spoke to retired seaman Connie O’Donoghue and retired pilot Duncan MacLachlainn.  Connie had witnessed a number of his colleagues and fellow islanders perish, when a German submarine attacked his convoy off Tory island during WW11.

Duncan who was from East Cork, speaks mainly about his role as Secretery of the island branch of the IFA, and his hopes for the future of islanders and island farmers.

And during a visit to Tralee in 2013 we meet two former showband stars – Paddy Day who was a member of the Jim Cantwell Showband, and Tommy O’Connor from DJ Curtin and the Kerry Blues. [read more …] ““Where the Road Takes Me” 7pm C103 This Sunday”

Cork Penny Dinners Greatly Appreciates Carriganima’s Presentation

“All donations were delivered to Cork Penny Dinners Friday night. They were extremely grateful for all the goods dropped off. We would like to say a special thanks to everyone who contributed to the collection”, says Coordinator Jimmy Murphy who along with his Team transported the much appreciated items from The Pub in Carriganima to Cork.   Tap on the images below to enlarge.  (S.R.)

Carriganima’s Superb Support for Cork Penny Dinners

“Thank you so so much to everyone who has dropped stuff to the Pub in Carriganima for Cork Penny Dinners!   We are overwhelmed with the turn out so far! Goods won’t be collected until Friday night so anyone who wants to drop in stuff please have them in by 9pm Friday night at The Pub in Carriganima!” says Coordinator supreme, Jimmy Murphy of Carriganima.  The real spirit of Christmas is certainly in evidence there with Jimmy & his Team.   Well done indeed to All involved.  (S.R.)

“Radio Treasures” This Tuesday from 9:30 until 11:00pm with Pictorial Updates and Music Galore

Tonight (Tues. 10th Dec. 2019) on “Radio Treasures” and we chat about the following images including our Interview with Mayor of Cork Co., Cllr. Christopher O’Sullivan and with Aaron Fahy of Cork Co. Fire Service when we recently met at the official launch of the Trauma Bear Project in Millstreet Fire Station.  We also view some of the most creative Christmas scenes in Millstreet put in place by very talented Local People.

 

All this and much more tonight  on Cork Music Station .   Also in tonight’s “Radio Treasures” we include musings, music and songs galore.  We remember our Faithful Departed.   And we chat about such a variety of topics as illustrated above – Tap on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.) Feel most welcome to make contact by logging into our “Seán Radley” Facebook chat page or by texting 086 825 0074 or use Whatsapp using ther same mobile number.  One may also email us on millstreetmuseum @eircom.net – Happy Listening!   Click here to tune into tonight’s Show.  (S.R.) [read more …] ““Radio Treasures” This Tuesday from 9:30 until 11:00pm with Pictorial Updates and Music Galore”

Darragh Shares All-Ireland Cup with Neighbours & Friends

To show his sincere appreciation to his Neighbours and Friends who have been so hugely supportive to his sporting career over the past year – even the printing of a wonderfully impressive road sign in the Liscahane and Cloghoula areas – Darragh Cashman, his Parents and Family arranged to share the All-Ireland Cup with All during a photo opportunity session in Millstreet GAA Community Hall on Wednesday, 4th Dec. 2019 at 8pm.  Also on display was Darragh’s All-Star Award.  Here we share two of the group images from the uplifting event.  (S.R.)

Tap on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)

“Where the Road Takes Me” on C103 This Sunday Evening

We thank Presenter, John Greene for information about this evening’s programme 7 to 8pm on C103.  (S.R.)

In this week’s edition of Where the road takes me, John Greene pays a visit to a small grocery shop in Bandon, where four generations have withstood fire and floods, World War2, a recession, changes in social habits and the challenge of Multi Nationals.

We meet the West Cork based press photographer who took the iconic photograph of an eighteen year old lady Diana Spencer in the see-through dress.

And on a lighter note from the archives…….we get to impart some correct information on a new signing at Old Trafford to a mis-informed former legend of the club. [read more …] ““Where the Road Takes Me” on C103 This Sunday Evening”

Wonderfully Successful Christmas Jumper Challenge Run 2019 Supporting Irish Cancer Society

Setting out from Millstreet GAA Community Hall at 10:30 this Saturday morning, 7th Dec. 2019 and coordinated by Millstreet Athletic Club this year’s Christmas Jumper Challenge Run in aid of Irish Cancer Society was a wonderful success with many enthusiastic and energetic runners (and walkers) participating.  Our pictures capture the scene before setting off on the run.  Tap on the image to enlarge.  (S.R.)

Millstreet Calendar 2020 Now On Sale in Various Local Shops

The recently launched Millstreet Calendar 2020 is proving very popular and is now on sale throughout Millstreet in many shops and outlets.   Selling at €7.00 each – profits from this year’s Calendars are being donated to Millstreet’s Children’s Playground Development Project.   Many people have already posted multiple copies of the Calendar abroad to Relatives and Friends.

Dan, Mary, Margaret and Noel of Millstreet Community Council encourage everyone to support the Millstreet Calendar 2020 Project. Tap on the image to enlarge. (S.R.)

“Radio Treasures” This Tuesday from 9:30 until 11:00pm with Pictorial Updates and Music Galore

Tonight (Tues. 3rd Dec. 2019) on “Radio Treasures” and we chat about the following:

 

All this and much more tonight  on Cork Music Station .   Also in tonight’s “Radio Treasures” we include musings, music and songs galore.  We remember our Faithful Departed.   And we chat about such a variety of topics as illustrated above – Tap on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.) Feel most welcome to make contact by logging into our “Seán Radley” Facebook chat page or by texting 086 825 0074 or use Whatsapp using ther same mobile number.  One may also email us on millstreetmuseum @eircom.net – Happy Listening!   Click here to tune into tonight’s Show.  (S.R.) [read more …] ““Radio Treasures” This Tuesday from 9:30 until 11:00pm with Pictorial Updates and Music Galore”

Denise Presents Magnificent Cheque in Memory of Vivienne

Denise Smyth (on extreme right with Vivienne’s Tee-shirt) presenting the hugely impressive cheque of €3,075.00 to two Representatives of Dublin’s Temple Street Children’s University Hospital Foundation. Tap on the image to enlarge. (S.R.)

  Dermot, Lilly, Caroline & Steven Murphy

We would like to say how grateful we are to our loving families, good friends, amazing neighbours, and our caring and such a generous community for all your support during our traumatic and devastating day-to-day loss we have to endure.

We would like to thank the following:

 Denise Symth who ran the Dublin City Marathon and raised an amazing €3,075.00.

Munster Fire& Safety for printing Viv on the Temple Street T-shirts.

Millstreet Community School, Cloghoula NS, Geraldine Davis (Cork mini marathon) and to each and every member of the Millstreet  community who kindly donated money. We would also like to thank Sgt. Paul Lynch from the Millstreet Garda Station and all those that helped with traffic flow during Vivienne’s funeral service.

Finally but not least we have to say how amazed but not surprised we are of a very special young lady  Sophia, so sweet and kind  who donated her Confirmation money to Temple Street Hospital to help other  children like her BFF (Best Friend Forever) Viv.

Sophia’s Special Certificate of Appreciation …. Sophia was Vivienne’s BFF – Best Friend Forever.

In these few months since her passing Vivienne’s honour has raised a total of €7,416.75  for Temple Street Children’s Hospital for the ICU Department.

No matter how young she was she made a massive impact on us as a family not to mention everybody else and is still making that impact.                                         

Viv.……Never forget that you are one of a kind. Never forget that if there weren’t any need for you in all your uniqueness to be on this earth, you wouldn’t be here in the first place.

Superb Tureen Creamery Commemorative Book & DVD

We thank Denis O’Mahony for alerting us to an ideal Christmas Present which is on sale at Boherbue Co-Op, Boherbue Supervalu and Tureen Creamery for the very reasonable price of €10.00 – the splendid “Tureen Creamery Commemorative Book incorporating a DVD”.   Tureen is a Branch of Boherbue Co-Op located near Knocknagree.   Here we share some five images from the recent launch of this historic gem.   Tap on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.) [read more …] “Superb Tureen Creamery Commemorative Book & DVD”

Presentation to Air Ambulance Following Annual Donal Guiney Memorial Quiz

The presentation of a very impressive €2,092.65 cheque – the fruitful result of the annual Donal Guiney Memorial Table Quiz which took place in McCarthy’s Bar on 4th Oct. 2019 – happened at Rathcoole Airfield on Sat. 30th Nov. 2019 in the presence of the organising Committee which includes John O’Leary and Deputy Michael Moynihan, T.D. from the Millstreet Fianna Fáil Cumann and personnel from Air Ambulance.   Here we share two images from the Sat. event and a further image from the Quiz night.  Tap on the pictures to enlarge.  (S.R.) [read more …] “Presentation to Air Ambulance Following Annual Donal Guiney Memorial Quiz”

Darragh Cashman with Cork Minor Cup in GAA Hall Wednesday 8pm

The Cashman Family wish to thank everyone who supported Darragh and the Cork Minor Football Team during the year.
On this Wednesday night, 4th Dec. 2019 between 8 and 9pm Darragh will have the Cork Minor Cup in Millstreet GAA Community Hall and everyone is welcome to come and have their picture taken with the Cup.  We thank Sharon Lane for the notice.  (S.R.)

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

Presenter John Greene celebrating 40 years of broadcasting shares some of his most memorable interviews from the past including features chatting with Mick O’Connell of Valentia Island and John B. Keane of Listowel.  C103 from 7 to 8pm.  (S.R.)

Update: Listen back to the programme HERE.

Pictorial News Updates from Museum Archives

Appearing in this year’s “Holly Bough” David and Eileen Dineen.
Eurovision Week during May 1993 at The Square, Millstreet. We featured Jerry Pat O’Leary’s memories of the great 1993 event on “Radio Treasures” this Tuesday on www.corkmusicstation.com … Tap on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)

We thank Mary Lynch of Ballydaly for sharing these two newscuttings (Killarney Advertiser and Killarney Outlook) where we read that Mary Gleeson’s grandson, Rian Gleeson, is to feature on this coming Friday night’s famous “Toy Show” on RTÉ 1 Television. [1]

Looking for O’Sullivans

Hello! My name is Erin, I’m from the States but studying at UCC for the semester. My grandmother sent me with information about our family and family’s friends that lived in Millstreet, and I was hoping to be able to get in touch with them. My great grandmother was Catherine (Nanny) Kelleher, she and her family lived next to the O’Sullivans whose property borders the Blackwater River (not sure exactly where though, but near Dooneen). My grandparents and other family members have visited the O’Sullivan’s when they visited Ireland in the past. If anyone knows them and could put me in contact with them that would be amazing! My grandmother sent me with some pictures of her on the property from years ago and I was hoping I could be able to visit again for her. [f]
Thank you so much!!
Erin Sutter

“Penny Dinners” Collection in Carriganima

There will be a Collection of non perishable goods and Christmas treats (biscuits/sweets) for Cork Penny Dinners in the Pub Carriganima.  (Caps. Gloves. Scarfs also welcome). 
Goods can be dropped at The Pub in Carriganima from now until Friday  13th December and they will then be delivered to into ” Cork Penny Dinners”.
Thanking you – Carriganima Run Walk Group and The Pub in Carriganima.

We thank Jimmy Murphy for the notice.  (S.R.)

“Where the Road Takes Me” Sunday 7pm C103

We thank John Greene for advance information on this Sunday’s (24th Nov. 2019) radio programme.  (S.R.)

On “Where the road takes me” this Sunday evening, we feature the story of a man who as a young boy had an overwhelming desire to become a musician.

While there are hundreds of similar stories out there, not many can also factor in Bessborough Mother & Baby Home, fostering, arranged marriages and dowries,  running away from home in Drimoleague and working in London while still at school, or buying their first guitar from Jimi Hendrix.

‘Borrowing’ a few calves to buy his first set of gear, Oliver Kane has been a full time musician for almost all of his life.  He has played with some of the top bands and musicians, including a stint with Rory Gallagher, and has taken to the boards in all of London’s top ballrooms.

He was fifty four years of age before he discovered that his biological parents were from Tipperary.  His book ‘Auntie Annie – My saviour’, tells the story of the wonderful woman who reared him with her husband in Clodagh Drimoleague. [read more …] ““Where the Road Takes Me” Sunday 7pm C103″

“Where the Road Takes Me” on C103 This Evening

We thank Presenter, John Greene, for advance information on this evening’s programme – Sun. 17th Nov. 2019 from 7 to 8pm.  (S.R.)

A regular contributor to Where the road takes me, Bantry based GP Dr. Denis Cotter passed away on Sunday November 3rd last.

This week on the programme, John Greene chooses excerpts from the many editions he contributed to over the past seven years.

The end result is a look at the life and times of a man whose family can be traced back to 1839 in Bantry.

Coming from a well known bakery family in the town, Dr. Cotter graduated from medical college as a GP, later setting up a practice in Newtown.

In between, Denis played rugby for club and Munster, at a time when playing or attending foreign games resulted in a mandatory ban.

Playing Gaelic Football with Bantry Blues, he later became team doctor and trained the senior team to two County Senior football titles in 1995 and again in 1998. [read more …] ““Where the Road Takes Me” on C103 This Evening”

Supporting Millstreet Christmas Lights 2019

The wonderfully dedicated Millstreet Christmas Lights Committee are holding their annual Church Gate Collection this weekend.  Generous support not only helps to maintain the uplifting festive town decorations but also allows the purchase of even more superbly impressive light features.   It’s also truly encouraging that people from abroad such as Patrick W. O’Leary of Louisville, Kentucky post their generous and much appreciated donation from abroad to support such an important local activity.   Click on the images below to enlarge.  (S.R.)

Millstreet Christmas Lights Committee Members – from left – Niamh, Katherine and Noreen.

[read more …] “Supporting Millstreet Christmas Lights 2019”

“Where the Road Takes Me” at 7 this Evening on C103

We thank Presenter, John Greene, for advance information re this evening’s programme….10th Nov. 2019.  (S.R.)

This Sunday evening on C103, John Greene brings you another edition of ‘Where the road takes me’, as he returns to the Lough in Cork City’s Southside.

It’s the second and concluding programme which outlines the life and times of one of Cork’s best known entertainers Billa O’Connell. 

This week we hear Billa’s favourite songs and stories, and his time as entertainment manager at one of Cork’s famous hotels.

We hear about his decision to book Hollywood actor, boxer and singer, the gorgeous Gael himself Jack Doyle.

And, on hearing of the mutual admiration between Doyle and Cork hurler Christy Ring, Billa worked on bringing both stars together.  [read more …] ““Where the Road Takes Me” at 7 this Evening on C103″

Remembering Our Faithful Departed in November 2019

For putting in place the truly magnificent November Garden 2019 in St. Patrick’s Church, Millstreet we extend sincere thanks to Parish Secretary, Sharon Lane and her wonderfully dedicated Team including her mother, Mary – also Declan Crowley of Milltech for the exquisite graphic design – Canon John Fitzgerald, P.P. and Sacristan Julie Brady.  Here we share a selection of images illustrating the superb feature which so beautifully remembers All who have sadly gone to their Eternal Reward over the past year.   May they all rest in peace.   Click on the pictures to enlarge.  (S.R.) [read more …] “Remembering Our Faithful Departed in November 2019”

Remembering John “Sing” O’Sullivan

Motivated by the enormous interest in Poet Francis Duggan’s superb poem “John Sing Used to Say” we delved into our Millstreet Museum Pictorial Archives to discover these three images of the late John “Sing”recorded in Millstreet…and John features in many more images also.    Tap on the pictures to enlarge.  (S.R.)

John brightening up Millstreet while Shane Browne assumed the health and safety role!
Musicians supreme – John with Mícheál Gleeson.
John with “Rooter” the dog – passing the well known Richard Barrett’s Drapery Shop.

John Sing Used To Say

John Sing used to say that Clara Mountain would outlive the Seasons of time
That it was a very ancient landmark when Fionn mac Cumhaill was in his prime
Sing was such a marvellous character in mood one i never see down
Will there ever again be one like him in Duhallow’s old Millstreet Town?

John Sing used to say Millstreet is in the Diocese of Kerry and we live in the County of Cork
And that many he grew up with migrated to big Cities like London and New York
And though we may feel quite important on the map of the World we are small
Not many beyond the shores of Hibernia would have heard of Millstreet at all [read more …] “John Sing Used To Say”