Maura Walsh of IRD Duhallow will launch one of the first Bealtaine Festival 2019 events at Millstreet Library when at 7:00pm on Wednesday, 1st May she will officially open Millstreet Active Retirement Association Artists’ Exhibition. Everyone is most welcome. We thank Phil for alerting us to the special occasion. (S.R.)
The Kerry Athletics Awards Banquet took place in the Kenmare Bay Hotel Friday April 12th 2019.On the night the excellent performances of the Athletes during 2018 were celebrated.Sincere congratulations goes to two very talented young Athletes. Brother and Sister Frank and Danielle O’Riordan from Dromsicane, Millstreet .They both received a beautiful Kerry Club Award for their outstanding preformances with Gneeveguilla Athletic Club throughout 2018. Sincere congratulations to Danielle and Frank on such wonderful success in the world of sport.
There will be no transmission of “Radio Treasures” on Cork Music Station on this Tuesday night. On next Tuesday, 23rd April 2019 our 10pm Interview will include a chat with Bryan O’Leary (centre in photograph) and the members of the superb traditional Irish music group Conifers pictured below at their magnificent Concert on last Saturday night in the Wallis Arms Hotel. Cork Music Station broadcasts 24/7 with the very best of Irish and Country & Western Music. Click on the image to enlarge. (S.R.)
We thank Presenter, John Greene for advance information on this Sunday evening’s very interesting programme. (S.R.)
This coming Monday April 15th, marks the anniversary of one of the deadliest peacetime maritime disasters – the sinking of the RMS Titanic.
On Where the road takes me this Sunday evening, John Greene travels to Ballydesmond to hear the story of Danny Buckley who survived the sinking.
However, Danny’s luck ran out on the battlefields of World War one, when a sniper’s bullet ended his life, just a few short days before the war had ended.
At the American wake in Ballydesmond the night before he departed on the Titanic, Danny stood and sang ‘When the fields are white with daisies’. [read more …] “Remembering RMS Titanic on “Where the Road Takes Me” This Sunday at 7pm on C103″
We thank Pat for bringing to our attention that a Deer was observed earlier this Wednesday (10th Apr. 2019) evening at Station Road, Millstreet near the Football Pitch (pictured below). While I did not see the Deer when I visited the location it is quite possible that the Deer may still be within the area. In the interest of Road Safety, Drivers should be on the alert in case the Deer may attempt crossing the road. (S.R.)
Our 10pm feature tonight recalls the 2019 Parade for St. Patrick in Carriganima where we interview Fr. Anthony, Seán, Eily, Aindrias, Gobnait and Shane… and we’re delighted to feature second broadcast of Fr. James McSweeney’s Reflections on “Radio Treasures” – on Cork Music Station Also in tonight’s “Radio Treasures”(9:30 -11:00) 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 images to enlarge. The following are brief captions to our selection of pictures below…More complete features to follow later: (S.R.)
- Official Opening of “Capabu” at The Square on Thurs. 4th April 2019 (more complete feature later) CAtherine PAtrick BUicke – hence the name!
- Carriganima St. Patrick’s Parade 2019.
- Chef Supreme Kevin at the Wallis Arms Hotel.
- Rehearsing for Sunday’s Choral Concert in St. Patrick’s Church, Millstreet.
- Cobh on Tuesday morning (9th April 2019) viewing the arrival of just one of the 101 Liners visiting during this year. This is the “Magellan”.
- The Millstreet Lottery Committee and Coworkers at the 25th AGM in the Wallis Arms Hotel on Sat. 6th April.
- The superbly successful Annual Coffee Day in aid of Marymount Hospice held on Wednesday, 3rd April at Millstreet Garda Station.
- Two images recalling last Saturday’s Tour of the most impressive Rescue Helicopter Centre in Rathcoole when Millstreet Vintage Club was invited.
- Three images where our focus is on the official launch of Sculptor Supreme, Denis O’Connor’s (with hat) magnificent Exhibition at Siamsa Tíre, Tralee on Saturday, 6th April entitled “Along the Western Shore” which continues until 3rd May. Denis is son of the late Tess and Con O’Connor of Main Street, Millstreet.
Drivers of Millstreet Depot of Lucey Transport Ltd. assembled at the Macroom Road Centre on Saturday afternoon, 6th April 2019 to make a special presentation to the very popular Donal Barry of Boherbue on his recent retirement after 45 years of wonderfully dedicated service at Lucey Transport Ltd., Millstreet. Following some very witty sincere speeches the group enjoyed refreshments at Café Aroma at Minor Row, Millstreet. We, as well as the Organisers of this presentation, extend sincere congratulations to Donal and wish him many long years of happy and healthy retirement. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)
Tadhg Murphy of Cork is the Presenter at The Music Room in Boherbue on this Thursday, 4th April 2019 at 8pm. The next Millstreet Gramophone Circle takes place on Friday, 26th April at 8.15pm when we invite our audience to share one or two CDs of their favourite songs/music in “Listeners’ Choice”. And our Bealtaine presentation takes place on Friday, 31st May at 8:15pm with Michael Drew of Boherbue sharing a wonderful programme of music and song. Recently in Freemount a magnificent presentation was given by Mary Broderick and her sister, Clare Murphy. We share images here of that very special event where a capacity audience was delighted with the splendid programme. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.) [read more …] “Upcoming Musical Events 2019”
Conor Moynihan had a really magnificent Swim Gala in South Africa last week…28-31 March 2019… with lots of PBs (personal bests) and medals. Conor is grandson of Margaret & Michael Moynihan, Killarney Road, Millstreet. We thank Conor’s Dad – Niall – for sharing this wonderful image of Swimmer Supreme Conor and for the update on such superb achievements in the World of Sport. Click on the image to enlarge. (S.R.)
Sinead Corkery, Chairperson
allClaire Twomey, Secretary
Our 10pm feature tonight greets a wonderful New Arrival – Giles from Dublin – We join Áine Collins at the official opening of her new Election Office in Millstreet and we’re delighted to feature the very first of Fr. James McSweeney’s Reflections on “Radio Treasures” and we celebrate Mother’s Day 2019 at Herlihy’s Centra-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 images to enlarge. (S.R.)
Our 10pm interview tonight takes us back to the appearance of the Red Bull Formula One Car in Millstreet-on Cork Music Station We include an interview with the car owner – Paul O’Connell and we hear the amazing sound of the racing car in The Square. 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!
Blessed with splendid weather some 97 young people received the Sacrament of Confirmation at St. Patrick’s Church, Millstreet on Wednesday, 20th March 2019 with Bishop of Kerry – Bishop Ray Browne – administering the Sacrament. The Liturgy, singing, music and the excellent coordination of photographic recordings – all were a true credit to the various Coordinators. Bishop Ray stood for not only class group photographs of Presentation N.S., Millstreet B.N.S., Cloghoula N.S. and Cullen N.S. but also for every individual as well as family groups. Here we share some 28 images from the most impressive celebration. Click on the pictures to enlarge. (S.R.) [read more …] “Celebrating the Sacrament of Confirmation 2019 in Millstreet”
We thank Presenter, John Greene, for advance information to this Sunday (24th March 2019) evening’s programme at 7 on C103. (S.R.)
Another one of Cork’s Showband stars has passed away.
Over the Bank Holiday weekend, Declan Ryan died peacefully at his home in Blackrock on Cork City’s Southside.
On this week’s edition of ‘Where the road takes me’, John Greene pays tribute to the man who once fronted the ‘Regal’ and ‘Arrivals’ showbands.
We hear excerpts from an interview recorded with him over two years ago, in which he describes leaving his job at the parcels office in CIE, to become a fulltime singer and musician. At seventeen years of age, Declan, as lead singer with the Regal, was now earning twice as much as his father was.
We hear how his big hit ‘I need you’ came about, and reached number six in the Irish charts in 1965.
This Friday, 22nd March 2019 is National Daffodil Day in aid of the Irish Cancer Society. Dedicated Volunteers are at a variety of venues throughout Millstreet Town. The generous support for such a praiseworthy cause is greatly appreciated. Yesterday on 21st March in Millstreet G.A.A. Community Hall a special Coffee Morning for the very same cause was most successful and had been coordinated by Mary Fitzgerald (in red on third image below). We share a selection of images from that event. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.) [read more …] “Today is National Daffodil Day in Aid of Irish Cancer Society”
His father, Tim O’Sullivan (Corney) came from Lyreaoune, Cullen, and his mother, Katherine Murphy’s people came from Knocknashinnagh , Cullen. And, in addition, both father and son shared the same very special honour. We extend sincere congratulations on such a tremendous honour.
Our 10pm interview tonight takes us back to St. Patrick’s Day Mass 2019 and “Highland Cathedral”-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. 1. Margaret Moynihan at Millstreet Gramophone Circle – excellent programme. 2. Sponsored Walk by MCS Students from School to Drishane Estate and back in aid of School Library Development. 3. Andrew Dennehy’s Tractor in Millstreet St. Patrick’s Day Parade. 4. Champion Climber Tom Lehane visits Presentation N.S. on St. Patrick’s Week. Lots more images of these topics later. 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!
The Annual Coffee Morning coordinated by Mary Fitzgerald for Daffodil Day in March 2019 is always wonderfully supported. The event takes place in Millstreet GAA Community Hall this Thursday 21st March from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.. Everyone is most welcome. On Friday 22nd March – Daffodil Day 2019 – there will be a number of usual venues throughout
the town where one can contribute and receive the various emblems as well as bunches of daffodils – all in aid of the Irish Cancer Society. (S.R.)
In November 2015, David Nolan from Kilcorney, and his girlfriend Katie survived the terror attack at the Bataclan theatre in Paris which claimed the lives of 90 people. A month later David proposed, and the couple went on to welcome a beautiful daughter in to their lives in 2016. Last December, they received news that no parent wants to hear, and the couple joined Ryan Tubridy on the Late Late Show to discuss their daughter’s life changing diagnosis. See the full interview on the RTÉ Player. Below is a shorter clip from the interview:
Blessed with fresh weather conditions on Sunday 17th March 2019 the wonderful morning tradition was upheld of St. Patrick’s Day Mass in St. Patrick’s Church where the Millstreet Pipe Band truly enhances the liturgy especially with the magnificent “Highland Cathedral” with pipes and organ (the repeat of which may be heard this Tuesday at 10pm on “Radio Treasures” on Cork Music Station) and also gives a brief recital in the Church Grounds. The organist with the Millstreet Choir was Jane Daly. The Celebrant of the Mass was Fr. Billy Radley with Concelebrants Fr. Paddy O’Byrne and Fr. Seán Tucker. Here we share some 21 images from the very special annual occasion. The Band took part in the Parade at 5pm for the amazing 67th time. Present in our group image are two of the Members who have been in the Band since the early 1950s – Tim O’Shea and Liam Coffey. Click on the pictures to enlarge. (S.R.) [read more …] “Upholding a Wonderful St. Patrick’s Day 2019 Tradition in Millstreet”
It’s rare to see double decker buses in Millstreet but on Sat. 16th March 2019 a number of them were part of the transport bringing huge numbers of enthusiastic young people to Green Glens for the annual TechWorks Festival. Participants travelled from many parts of Ireland and some came from the UK also. The event commences shortly after midday and ended at midnight. The occasion was very well coordinated and security was most professional. Such was the volume of the modern music that it echoed beyond Green Glens. Clearly it was a happy and enjoyable occasion for the great number of participants. We thank Thomas, Pat and Muireann and the TechWorks organisers for permitting us to share images from the very colourful event. Click on the pictures (almost 40) to enlarge. (S.R.) [read more …] “TechWorks Festival at Green Glens Attracts Huge Young Audience”
Maintaining a wonderful tradition at St. Patrick’s Church in Millstreet – Members of Millstreet CCÉ played a number of superb traditional airs at Mass on the Eve of St. Patrick’s Day 2019. The blessed shamrock was placed near the altar. Celebrant was Canon John Fitzgerald, P.P.. Beannachtaí na Féile Pádraig oraibh go léir – The Blessings of St. Patrick to All. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.) [read more …] “Millstreet CCÉ Play at St. Patrick’s Eve Mass”
Last year’s Carriganima Parade took place in snowy conditions as illustrated in our 2018 images. It was Fr. Anthony Wickham who was Grand Marshal of the ever popular Parade. Shane McCarthy of Carriganima very kindly assisted us in video recording the wonderful event. This year’s Parade takes place on this Monday at 3pm. Everyone is very welcome. As always a mighty atmosphere at The Pub follows where many assemble. Seán Murphy, Coordinator supereme, will as usual act as MC on the day during which his commentary of the Parade is always both witty, humorous and informative. And Seán has just informed us that this year’s Grand Marshal will be the very same Fr. Anthony Wickham. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.) [read more …] “Carriganima St. Patrick’s Parade on Monday 18th March at 3pm”