“Radio Treasures” Tonight from 9:30 to 11:00 – Archive Gems plus 134th Mile

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.)

From left: Sharon Lane of Millstreet GAA with Kevin and Mary Donovan at Millstreet Town Park on Sat. 8th June 2019.  (S.R.)

Wonderfully Successful Fundraising Quiz For Fisherman Supreme Luke

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.

We wish Luke every success in the forthcoming World Youth Fly Fishing Championships in the Czech Republic in August 2019.   Click on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.)

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”

Millstreet Pictorial News – Sunday 9th June 2019

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:

  1.  Royal Welcome accorded to Bennettsbridge, Co. Kilkenny by Millstreet G.A.A..
  2.  Carrigdhoun Cycling  Club visits Millstreet.
  3.  Reaching new heights at The Square!
  4.  Kevin Donovan runs his 134th Cork G.A.A. Mile at Town Park.   
  5.  Pat & Noreen continue to beautify Millstreet with flowers from Supervalu.
  6.  Impressive gathering for Annual St. Mary’s Cemetery Mass.                                                                         Click on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.)Lots more images to follow.

[read more …] “Millstreet Pictorial News – Sunday 9th June 2019”

Cullen Feis This Sunday 9th June 2019

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.)

“Where the Road Takes Me” Returns to Innishannon

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”

Dympna & Students Present Inspiring Garden at Bloom 2019

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.

Dympna Kirke pictured beside the magnificent “Great Hunger” Garden at Bloom 2019. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)
The theme of our garden was the Famine in Ireland 1845 – 1852 and was entitled ‘The Great Hunger’.  As you will know – after the failure of the potato upon which the native population was largely dependent one million people died of starvation during these years and the same number was forced to emigrate.  Our objective was to present that figure visually so that people could really understand the numbers involved.   We did this by displaying the script of  Patrick Kavanagh’s poem ‘The Great Hunger’ and repeating it on a continuous loop until a person could see one million characters on the back panel.  Each letter represented a human being who died of starvation during these years and also a person who was forced to emigrate.
The key word in our garden was ‘authenticity’ so the potato foliage seen in the garden is a direct descendent of the original famine potato – the lumper.  The water feature which is a central feature of the garden features what we believe to be an original famine pot.  This pot is over 170 years old and we believe it may have saved many lives during those sad years.  Incredibly – I found the pot – completely unwanted and unable to be sold – among broken concrete blocks and broken bricks in a scrapyard in Dublin.  I simply couldn’t believe it.  I sent photos of the pot to experts in the field who concurred with me in the belief that this was an original famine pot.  This was of course going to be our central water feature and as you can see from the image it worked out very well.  If this pot could tell a story….it started out being cast by the Quakers in Derbyshire and was sent to Ireland to help with the famine effort.  It went to either a workhouse or was placed on the roadside to help feed the starving.  Over the many decades it was found useful in either a farm or a factory and was used as a film prop over the years.  In recent years it has been largely defunct and was dumped in a scrapyard in a place where broken/unsaleable items are left. However, In the past week it has been viewed by the President and his wife Sabina, over 100,000 people and been the centrefold picture in the Irish Independent of 5th June 2019.  The pot has come a long way since being cast 170 years ago.
The garden is bordered by cut stone which was brought from the West of Ireland.  The girls themselves built the stone walls using the basic principles of dry stone wall building and the planting is comprised of plants which one would associate with the West of Ireland  which was particularly badly hit by the famine and the policy of mass eviction and export of food.
Our garden received a Highly Commended award from the Bloom judges but apart from awards it got a huge response from the public and caught the attention of the President and Sabina.  I have attached a photo of myself with the girls and the President on opening day.  We had a very successful week indeed at Bloom 2019 and I really do think that this experience will stay with these teenage girls for a very long time.
I’m also attaching some images of the garden itself and I hope your readers will find it interesting.”  Sincere congratulations to Dympna and her wonderfully dedicated Students.  It’s truly uplifting to learn of a direct link with Millstreet and Bloom 2019.  (S.R.)

 

Kevin Runs Mile in St. John’s Football Club’s Pitch at Station Road

Pictured are some of the many Friends and Supporters from St. John’s Football Club in Aubane and Mushera assembling in St. John’s Pitch at Station Road,  Millstreet on Sunday, 26th May 2019 for Kevin Donovan’s Cork GAA Mile Challenge. Click on the image to enlarge. (S.R.)

[read more …] “Kevin Runs Mile in St. John’s Football Club’s Pitch at Station Road”

Cork G.A.A. Mile Challenge in Town Park on Satruday at 11:00am

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.

We thank John Tarrant for alerting us to this important event. Click on the Poster to enlarge. (S.R.) 

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).

 

 

Tubrid Mass To Be Broadcast on Cork Music Station on Tuesday at 8pm

Fr. Paddy O’Byrne presents a Millstreet Calendar to Fr. Kevin Mulcahy (on right) following the annual celebration of Mass at Tubrid Holy Well for Examination Students whose exams begin on Wednesday. Held on Tuesday, 7th June 2016 in the exquisite setting the occasion was blessed with beautiful weather. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)

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

Cork Music Station will be broadcasting live from Tubrid Holy Well on Tuesday, 4th June 2019 from 7:50pm.  Sincere thanks to Denis Lane for public address system and to William & Ita Fitzgerald for broadcast coordination.  To James O’Sullivan we extend grateful thanks for much appreciated support in this project.  “Radio Treasures” will be broadcast at 10pm on Tuesday night also.  (S.R.)

INTO Retirement Reception for Hannah Kelleher & Con Meade

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 Cancelled This Thursday

Boherbue’s “Music Room” presentation scheduled for this Thursday, 6th June 2019 – has been cancelled.    Millstreet Gramophone Circle’s next presentation is on Friday, 12th July 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.)

Royal Welcome for Air Ambulance Helicopter in Millstreet

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”

ECOUNESCO Award Winners Darren, Bevin & Omar

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]

Darren, Bevin & Omar

[read more …] “ECOUNESCO Award Winners Darren, Bevin & Omar”

Gardening at Innishannon on C103 at 7pm Sunday

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”

Promoting Sunday’s Helicopter Landing in Town Park

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”

Millstreet Gramophone Circle Presentation at 8:15 Tonight

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.)

Next “Radio Treasures” Broadcast on Tuesday 4th June at 10pm

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.)

In Tribute to Dr. Michael Feeley Tullig Medical Centre Will Be Closed on Tuesday Morning

As a mark of respect to our Former Colleague and Friend – Dr. Michael FeeleyTullig Medical Centre will be closed on Tuesday morning (28th May 2019) until 2pm.   We thank Dr. Patrick Casey for this notice. (S.R.)

Sincere Thanks from Millstreet Juvenile GAA Following Very Successful Primary Schools’ Table Quiz

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 is Voting Day in Ireland with Millstreet Participating at Scoil Mhuire B.N.S.

 

Voting Day 2019 in Millstreet on Fri. 24th May. Click on the image to enlarge. (S.R.)

Today, we are being asked to vote on three separate things:

  1. Local Council Elections (Macroom / Millstreet)
  2. European Elections (MEP for Ireland South)
  3. 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.”

Four New Wonderfully Impressive Outdoor Seats Now in Place in Millstreet

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”

“Radio Treasures” Tonight from 9:30 Features Bluegrass Expert Greg and Cork’s Capitol Cinema is Recalled During Our 10pm Interviews

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.)

Greg Blake at Library 2019
Greg Blake Interview 2019
Mairéad & Tim Local Lotto Win May 2019 pictured at Tarrant’s Bar.
Smart Store Initiative at MCS 2019.
John O’Leary Capitol Cinema Projectionist 1960s at Ambassador Launch 2019
Bealtaine Tea Dance 2019 at Wallis Arms Hotel
TY Graduation 2019 at MCS
Launch of John McCormack Electric Edition 16 CD Collection at Ambassador Hotel, Cork on Sunday 19th May 2019

[read more …] ““Radio Treasures” Tonight from 9:30 Features Bluegrass Expert Greg and Cork’s Capitol Cinema is Recalled During Our 10pm Interviews”

Patricia Expresses Sincere Thanks

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.)

Voting for MCS Students Regarding Their ECOUNESCO Projects

Millstreet Community Council Congratulates Mark & Darragh

Noel Buckley, Chairman, Millstreet Community Council Ltd. extends sincere congratulations to Mark Ellis having been selected at centre-back for the Cork Hurlers for their vital game against Limerick on Sunday, 19th May 2019.   Hope he has a great game.   Also – Millstreet Community Council wishes to pay tribute to Darragh Cashman for his superb displays with Cork Minor Footballers.  (S.R.)

Result:  Limerick 1-19 Cork 1-26 🙂

[read more …] “Millstreet Community Council Congratulates Mark & Darragh”

Wonderful Afternoon Tea, Superb Concert and Colourful Plant & Card Sale at Cuan Mhuire, Farnanes on Thurs. 23rd May 2 -5pm

We thank Marie Casey for alerting us to this very special event which promises to be a truly uplifting occasion. A royal welcome awaits everyone.   Supporting Cuan Mhuire is greatly appreciated and encouraged.  Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)

Supporting Luke in World Youth Fly Fishing Championships 2019

Click on the image to enlarge. (S.R.)
Thomas Galvin – one of the dedicated Fundraisers supporting Luke O’Donoghue as Irish Representative at the forthcoming World Youth Fly Fishing Championships in August 2019 in the Czech Republic. We wish Luke every success and encourage support for this major occasion.  (S.R.)