“Radio Treasures” on CMS Tonight from 9 to 11 Features Anna’s Magnificent Concert

Tuesday night is usually “Radio Treasures” broadcast night but this week the programme will be transmitted from 9 to 11 pm on this Thursday (15th Feb. 2018) on www.corkmusicstation.com .   And we have a very special programme tonight featuring the highlights of Anna Buckley’s magnificent Fundraising HOPE Concert which took place at Millstreet GAA Community Hall on Saturday night.   Mike Murphy of Cork Music Station  very kindly broadcast his programme on Tuesday night in the “Radio Treasures” slot.  Happy Listening!  Below we feature three of the many images from Saturday’s superb Concert.  Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)

 

St. Valentine’s Day 2018 in Millstreet

On this Ash Wednesday we’re also celebrating St. Valentine’s Day 2018.   To experience the special day in Millstreet we visit St. Patrick’s Church, Herlihy’s Centra (where Pancake Day 2018 was especially marked by a wonderful fundraiser for “Cork’s Penny Dinners” on Shrove Tuesday), O’Keeffe’s Supervalu and Pat’s Minor Row Hair Salon window – we share images from all these venues.  Click on the pictures to enlarge.  (S.R.)   [read more …] “St. Valentine’s Day 2018 in Millstreet”

Superb Presentation by An Garda Síochána at Meeting

A truly excellent presentation by members of An Garda Síochána – Crime Prevention Officer Ian O’Callaghan,  Sgt. Paul Lynch and  Garda Denis Curtin – took place at the Wallis Arms Hotel on Tuesday night. It was chaired by Noel Buckley with extra information provided by Marie Twomey and Michelle O’Keeffe. Pictured in the front row – the Coordinators – joined by a large attendance. Click on the image to enlarge. (S.R.)  Our photograph from last night’s wonderfully informative meeting features on the Garda Síochána – Cork, Kerry & Limerick – Southern Region Facebook. It was uploaded by Crime Prevention Officer Ian O’Callaghan.

 

Matthew Receives His Magnificent Local Lotto Cheque

At the Wallis Arms Hotel on Sunday night members of Millstreet Local Lotto Committee joined the Winner (and Friends) of the magnificent cheque of €8,400.00. Holding the cheque (from left): Winner Matthew Bradley of Coachford who also has close connections to Millstreet Parish; Marie Twomey of Millstreet Local Lotto Committee and Michelle Whelan who sold the winning ticket and received €840.00. Lots more pictures to follow later. Click on the image to enlarge. (S.R.)

Michael’s Superb Presentation at Boherbue’s “Music Room”

It was Michael Cronin who presented a truly excellent programme of music and song with special emphasis on the 1960s and 1970s – at “The Music Room” in Boherbue on Thursday, 1st February – Feast of St. Brigid and on a night of the very impressive “blue moon” which I visually captured on the way home! (S.R.)

Presenter Michael Cronin is pictured at centre with CD in hand joined by just some of the very large audience who enjoyed the very best of music and song. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)

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Much Appreciated Cheque Presentation to R.O.C.S. at Wallis Arms Hotel

Following a very successful fundraising Women’s Little Christmas Event 2018 at the Wallis Arms Hotel in January a very generous cheque was presented to R.O.C.S. (Reach Out Cancer Support) at the Hotel on Friday, 26th Jan. 2018.  We share a selection of images from the Presentation. Sincere thanks to Mary Bucke and Ethan Desmond for assisting us with some of the photographs.  Click on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.)

Billy Sheahan (Coordinator of Christmas Event) presents the cheque to Helen Meaney of R.O.C.S.. Also included are Members of R.O.C.S..
Mairéad Daly and Michelle O’Keeffe accept the generous cheque from Billy Sheahan.

And we share further images of the Presentation… [read more …] “Much Appreciated Cheque Presentation to R.O.C.S. at Wallis Arms Hotel”

WWI: Private John F. Hickey

On this day one hundred years ago, Private John Francis Hickey of Mill Lane was killed in an accident. He is one of only two WWI soldiers killed during wartime that is buried in St.Patrick’s Church Cemetery in Millstreet:

SAD DEATH OF MILLSTREET MAN IN CORK.
Deep regret was felt in Millstreet and locality when the sad news of the death under tragic circumstances of Private John F. Hickey, 2nd Royal Irish Regiment, at the Cork Railway Station, became known. The deceased joined the colours at the outbreak of the war, and had been on active service at the front, and was wounded on two occasions. The deceased was a general favourite in Millstreet, and his untimely end has evoked deep regret. At Christmas he was at home on leave for a few weeks, and was then in the best of health. On Tuesday a large and representative concourse of people assembled at the Millstreet Railway Station, awaiting the remains off the 2.50 train from Cork, and accompanied the remains to the family burial ground at Millstreet churchyard. Deep regret is extended to his family in their sad affliction. The prayers at the graveside were recited by the Rev. J. Breen, CC, Millstreet. A beautiful wreath from his comrades was placed on his grave. The chief mourners were: Mr. Timothy Hickey (brother), Mrs. Ellen Hickey, and Master Frank Hickey of Mill Lane.  (Cork Examiner 1/2/1918)

[read more …] “WWI: Private John F. Hickey”

Rescheduled “Radio Treasures” on Cork Music Station Thursday from 9:00 to 11:00pm

Due to the fact that Broadband Coverage was not available in our Millstreet Studio last night (Tuesday) we were not able to broadcast “Radio Treasures” as scheduled.  William Fitzgerald kindly transmitted his own Thursday Show instead.   Consequently “Radio Treasures” will this week be broadcast this Thursday (25th Jan. 2018) from 9 to 11pm (an extra half-hour bonus!)…Seán R.

Tomorrow (Thursday, 25th Jan. 2018)….We feature the very best of music and song  and we have a selection of musings of a wide and interesting variety.  We reflect on last Friday’s Millstreet Gramophone Circle and on Sunday’s Vintage Event.  We talk about Killarney House which has recently been superbly renovated.

It was Eithne O’Keeffe of Boherbue (holding CD) who superbly presented her musical programme at Millstreet Gramophone Circle on Friday night. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)

  We continue out musical tour to such places as Portugal, Italy, New Zealand, England, America, Medjugorje to mention but some interesting locations we visit musically.   We also feature interviews with “Winny” of “Mrs. Brown’s Boys“.  We listen to wonderful music from Lisselton and there’s more – much more!

At 10pm we continue to share the Years of the “8” when we hear about what happened in 1978, 1988, 1998 and 2008.

And we especially remember those who have recently gone to their Eternal Reward.   In particular we recall the very special occasion at Buttevant Church in May 2017 when the late Marie Collins was present with her Family and Friends to witness the CD launch of the Shandrum Céilí Band with which Marie’s Family is closely linked.  At dheis Dé go raibh a hanam dílis.  Many images of that very memorable occasion may be viewed on:    http://www.millstreet.ie/blog/2017/05/09/shandrum-ceili-band-cd-launch-on-radio-treasures-tonight

Do join us ….Feel welcome to text the programme on 00353 86 825 0074 (from overseas) or 086 825 0074 (from within Ireland).   Or better still use the chatline on the Seán Radley Facebook Page.  To access the programme find us on Internet Radio under Ireland/Country or log into www.corkmusicstation.com 

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Superb Success of Millstreet Vintage Club’s First Event of 2018

It was indeed an honour to have been present at Millstreet Vintage Club’s first exciting event of 2018.   Sincere thanks to the very dedicated Committee and Members who extended such an uplifting welcome back to me following my absence for a number of months due to beneficial treatment for my recent illness.  Photographer supreme, Tom Corbett  recorded a wonderful selection of images as well as a Live Video of the very successful event – all these may be viewed on Tom Corbett’s Facebook Page….And also Tom’s Twitter Features.   Special thanks to Noreen for providing truly delicious refreshments at the well known Café Aroma in Minor Row, Millstreet.   Such uplifting refreshments were financed by the Club and many Members also renewed their annual €10.00 Subscription providing important funds for the vibrant Club.  My heartfelt thanks to Bernard Crowley and Donie Lucey as well as other Committee Officers who extended the very kind invitation to this first splendid event of 2018.  I now wish to share a further selection of images captured this morning and afternoon (Sun. 21st Jan. 2018) which will give an idea of the wonderful atmosphere felt by all.  Please click on the pictures to enlarge. (S.R.)

And we continue to share some further images below.  Please click to enlarge pictures. [read more …] “Superb Success of Millstreet Vintage Club’s First Event of 2018”

Thank You from the Family of Peg Cronin (Morley)


Peg’s Family wish to thank all those who attended her arrival at Cullen Church on the 2nd of November and/or the funeral on the 3rd of November 2017. It was humbling to see that our mother was remembered and respected by so many people who came from near and far. [1]
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Cork Hugely Successful at BT Young Scientist 2018 Event

As Fr. James McSweeney had earlier today suggested quite a number of projects had been shortlisted and predicted the wonderfully talented Simon Meehan of Coláiste Choilm, Ballincollig would win and now has won the overall Young Scientist of the Year.  I’ve just been chatting with Fr. James and with Simon’s Dad – Jeremy whom many of us know from his central role in “Bóthar” for many years – and the atmosphere in the background is electric with all the excitement at the RDS venue.  Simon Meehan and others will now appear in tonight’s “Late Late Show”.  Below are two images showing Winner Simon:And our sincere congratulations to All Students who qualified to appear at this year’s prestigious event – We’re also delighted for Darragh Twomey and his Group of Coláiste Treasa, Kanturk who were presented with many valuable Awards. Below we view Darragh’s Group. Darragh is second from left. (S.R.)

Fr. James Shares Superb Images from BT Exhibition 2018 at RDS

Group Picture of Millstreet Community School with their teacher Shane Guerin at the BT Young Scientist & Technology 2018 Exhibition at Dublin’s R.D.S.. We thank Fr. James McSweeney who is Chaplain at Bantry Community College for sending us six superb images from the prestigious event. Click on the pictures to enlarge. (S.R.)
Abby Ring, Jordan Kiely and Emma McSweeney with their project ‘Are Teenagers carrying risk factors not what would only have been seen in older people before?’
Shannon O’Sullivan and Katie Healy with their project ‘Charcoal pencil or waterproof marker with a grip? How to make a firefighter’s day easier’

 

Brian O’Sullivan, Dylan Sheehan and David O’Donovan with their project ‘An investigation into the effects of heavy school bags on young people.’

 

Mark Casey and Eimear Corcoran with their project ‘An improvement to the ranking system for Ireland’s second level schools’.
And Fr. James also shares an image of two Students from Coláiste Treasa, Kanturk. Neil O’Leary, Rathcoole and Darragh Twomey,
Millstreet with their project ‘Feeding 9.6 billion people by 2050. The effects of Pseudomonas Fluorescens L321 on enhancing barley crop yield’.

Sharing Millstreet Museum Archive Images from 2010

As we celebrate Oíche Nollag na bBan 2018 we reflect on 2010 as we share a selection of colourful images from some eight years ago.  Click on the pictures to enlarge (S.R.)

Magnificent Rathduane Feature during Christmas 2010
Millstreet People of the Year 2010.
Members of LTV2 Millstreet and Guests following a local television recording at Millstreet Day Care Centre in 2010.
With William Fitzgerald on camera at the Annual Abbeydorney Ploughing Event in Co. Kerry in 2010 I had a truly wonderful panoramic view as we broadcast for LTV2 Millstreet.
And the Sam Maquire Cup made a special appearance at Abbeydorney during 2010.

And finally we share one further image taken at Millstreet GAA Community Hall during 2010. [read more …] “Sharing Millstreet Museum Archive Images from 2010”

Millstreet Museum Pictorial Archives – Further 2009 Images

We share further scenes from 2009 emphasising the wonderful colour in evidence.   These are just a brief selection of the countless images within the pictorial archive of Millstreet Museum.  In recent times we’ve had some very kind financial contributions towards our website and Museum.  These we shall later acknowledge and shall extend our sincere thanks.  (S.R.)

A wonderfully colourful Bridge/West End in 2009.
One of the many splendid Art Workshops held in Millstreet Library in 2009.
Minor Row, Millstreet in 2009.
Flower Power in West End 2009.
The Extension at Presentation N.S. in progress during 2009.

And we meet with three superb ladies outside Millstreet Church in 2009.  See below: [read more …] “Millstreet Museum Pictorial Archives – Further 2009 Images”

Wedding of Mary Cronin and Paddy Angland

The wedding took place in St Patrick’s Church Millstreet of Mary Cronin, Clara Road and Paddy Angland, Ballydesmond, on Saturday 16th December.

The wedding party danced the night away with the help of The Kelts, and the Cronin family would like to wish Mary and Paddy all the best in their future together.

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The Millstreet Man who saved the Limerick Leader

Buckley, Jeremiah (1862–1937), newspaper proprietor, accountant, and nationalist, was born 16 November 1862 in Coomlogane, Millstreet, Co. Cork, the second son of John Buckley, gentleman, and Ellen Buckley (née Mullane), of Curragh, Millstreet, Co. Cork. He entered King’s Inns (1890) and was called to the bar in 1893. Having dealt with only a few cases he went on to become a chartered accountant, as a junior at Kean and Co., Dame St., Dublin. He bought this company on Kean’s death, retaining its working name. Around 1900 he also obtained ownership of the Limerick Leader, which had been founded in 1889 as a pro-nationalist journal, and run into financial difficulties. He revitalised the paper, securing its finances and maintaining its pro-nationalist stance. In 1902 he was jailed for one month because of a Leader editorial in which he denounced those who occupied the land of evicted tenants. The paper was again in trouble in 1919 when it was suppressed by the authorities for supplying information on the national loan organised by the first Dáil.

Buckley became an advisor and close friend of Éamon de Valera (qv) and was heavily involved in the foundation and development of [read more …] “The Millstreet Man who saved the Limerick Leader”

Denis set to retire as Keeper of the Blarney Stone

The man takes a hold of me as I lie down on my back. I grab two metal poles behind me and start to arch myself until my head is perpendicular to the rest of my body. The man then starts to lower me down into a hole in the floor. This is not the most natural of feelings but these are the things you do to kiss the most famous stone in Ireland.

The man’s name is Dennis – I guess it’s appropriate to at least be on a first name basis with someone holding me so intimately as I share my saliva (albeit with an inanimate object). He’s seen his fair share of strange things from his perch up here on the top of Blarney Castle.

“When someone takes a dive at the stone,” is his answer when I ask about weird things that happen.

“It never happens with a lady, it’s always with a man. He comes down here, he’s very quiet and nothing happens and when he comes here, it’s a dive he does. And he’s never small. He’s always big. I can’t tell you the words I use in my own mind – they’re not gracious words!” [1]

Thanks to Gillian who let us know that today’s newspapers featured Millstreet man Denis Cronin who is set to retire from his role of Keeper of the Blarney Stone after 13 years of holding thousands of visitors each day as they hope to gain the gift of the gab. [Irish Examiner] [Journal.ie]. The very best to Denis, who you can often meet in their local shop in Millstreet – An Siopa Deas.

[read more …] “Denis set to retire as Keeper of the Blarney Stone”

2017 Irish Red Cross Leslie Bean De Barra award

Gerald Duggan  Rathcoole was recently  nominated for the 2017 Irish Red Cross  Leslie Bean De Barra  award for his commitment to caring for his parents.
In  his recognition for the award Gerald, his brother John and Patrica Guerin attended the Cork Irish Red Cross event at the Oriel House Hotel, Ballincollig .  Members of the Local Red Cross branch Kanturk/ Millstreet were present to share in the celebrations.

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Truly Impressive Cheque Presented by Millstreet Vintage Club

Already previous posts on our website outline the very impressive presentation occasion which took place at Millstreet Parish Centre on Saturday night.  Here we share further images kindly recorded by William Fitzgerald.  Click on the pictures to enlarge.  (S.R.)  [read more …] “Truly Impressive Cheque Presented by Millstreet Vintage Club”

Superb Cine Film Footage of Millstreet in 1960s Shared by Colm

We sincerely thank Colm O’Connor who lives in Rotterdam and who originally hails from Millstreet for so very kindly sharing quite fascinating film footage of the Millstreet of the 1960s.  Colm’s father, the late Eddie O’Connor, captured a variety of very interesting scenes with his cine-camera and here we view the footage which includes a Corpus Christi Procession and playing ball on a traffic-free Drishane Road.  Among the others appearing on this hugely popular footage:  John Coleman, John Lucey and Anthony Forde. Click on the following link to view the scenes: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B3EnYQ9jGn2Eek1zUm8xN09VUzQ/view?usp=sharing&ts=59eb54fb

We also share some still images from the footage and we meet with Colm when he visited in August 2016.  Click on the pictures to enlarge.  (S.R.) If ye recognise people in the pictures, do let us know please.

Colm O’Connor (on right) pictured in Millstreet Town Park with Margaret Healy and Liam Gallagher in August 2016.
Tommy Radley (on right) as an altar boy in the 1960s during the Millstreet Corpus Christi Procession.
Simon, Mary and Eamonn O’Connor with Jerry Lehane (on right) at Drishane Road.
John “Sing” O’Sullivan with Denis O’Donovan (on left).

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