Jim Cashman’s Love Of Place

Love of place in most people transcends love of Country by their old memories some are moved to tears
The old nostalgia does remain with them for where they lived in their younger years
Jim Cashman is one i remember he did have a strong sense of place
Though in Claraghatlea the Townland he was raised in his had become a stranger’s face
[read more …] “Jim Cashman’s Love Of Place”

Women’s Dressmaking Group

The Employment and Training Working Group is proposing to develop a Women’s Dressmaking Group with the aim that participants will enjoy the sense of achievement in creating a tailored garment for their own personal body shape. Introductory demonstrations will be given. Step by Step guidance will be provided on the pattern, fabric, cutting, sewing, fitting and finishing and each participant will create an A-line skirt from commencement to finish. Names are now being sought from the public to determine interest in such a training course. If you are interested or would like more information please contact Mary McHugh at 029 60633.

Victory Parade for Áine Collins, T.D. at 7 p.m.

Áine is deemed Elected at the Macroom Count Centre

Beginning at Michael O’Sullivan’s in Drishane Road,  Millstreet this evening at 7.00 a Victory Parade honouring the newly elected Fine Gael T.D. , Deputy Áine Collins will take place.   Speakers will make an address at the Monument in the Square and the Parade will also travel to West End.   All are very welcome.   We extend heartfelt congratulations to Áine, to Michael Creed and to Michael Moynihan on being elected to the new Dáil.

Ben Hartnett

The late Ben Hartnett one of the cattle dealing Hartnetts from Knocknagree
An easy going fellow he did seem carefree
He married a Millstreet woman and with her settled down
And they raised their sons and their daughters at The Bridge Millstreet Town

His sons the late Noel and Con and Vincent a chip of the old block
Like their ancestral Hartnetts traded in livestock
[read more …] “Ben Hartnett”

Seán Radley’s Night

We ourselves feel that what we are doing is just a drop in the ocean, but the ocean would be less because of that missing drop. We can do no great things, only small things with great love.’ ~Mother Teresa
It was my privilege to be part of a community celebration on Saturday night in Green Glens, Millstreet. The celebration marked many years of contribution by Sean Radley to his local community and beyond. He is a man who has done endless small things with great love and will continue to do so for many more years. Sean’s contribution to his local community is beyond measure. No money could buy his contribution to education, local television, local radio and his unique ability to make every person feel special. We so often take many people for granted in our lives but on Saturday night over 600 people gathered to say thanks and well done. Such was the enthusiasm [read more …] “Seán Radley’s Night”

The Sweet Singing Voice Of Annabell Reen

Of the past we have only our memories time does become everyone’s foe
My thoughts take me back many Seasons to half of a century ago
When Annabell Reen was All Ireland singing Champion the beautiful teenager with hair of dark brown
That grew in ringlets to her shoulders she was the Pride of Millstreet Town
[read more …] “The Sweet Singing Voice Of Annabell Reen”

Enda Kenny Visits Millstreet On Election Campaign Trail Today – Greeted by a Warm Welcome from Supporters – Coverage on LTV2 Tonight

"Gael Force" in earnest when Enda Kenny was joined this afternoon at the Square, Millstreet by Fine Gael's Aine Collins, Michael Creed and Derry Canty.

With lots of national media present, Enda Kenny, Fine Gael Leader, delivered a rousing speech in front of the Wallis Arms Hotel, Millstreet where a large group of supporters warmly applauded his inspiring words.   Enda shook hands with many people adding lots of witty and wise comments.   Joanne O’Riordan asked a number of [read more …] “Enda Kenny Visits Millstreet On Election Campaign Trail Today – Greeted by a Warm Welcome from Supporters – Coverage on LTV2 Tonight”

RedFM Profile Áine Collins

Áine Collins is profiled on Cork’s RedFM 104-106Fm under Meet the Candidates.

Aine brings a distinctive voice in her quest to take a second seat for Fine Gael in Cork North-West. Married to Paul, they have three children and live in Laught, Rathcoole — about four miles from Millstreet. Aine is a qualified accountant and auditor with 20 years experience in business development and management consultancy having run her own practice and worked with start up and established companies. [read more …] “RedFM Profile Áine Collins”

Mark Ellis

The first ever Millstreet hurler A Cork senior red jersey to wear
For to do so young Mark Ellis has to be quite a good player
For no average hurler ever makes a senior Cork team
For to line out for Cork many young Cork boys daydream.

Millstreet the home of so many great names of Gaelic Football
As well as greats in other sports one can readily recall
But Mark Ellis the only Millstreet hurler to make it in a big way
He is the Millstreet supreme G A A player of today [read more …] “Mark Ellis”

Meeting with Brian Dennehy & Mary Keane at “The Field” in the INEC Killarney on Tuesday, 15th Feb. 2011

Mary Keane, wife of the late John B. and Brian Dennehy, Actor Supreme with Seán Radley following the opening night of “The Field” at the INEC Killarney where a capacity audience witnessed a magnificent production of John B. Keane’s world famous play.

With LTV2’s William Fitzgerald on camera we received an exclusive interview following the truly outstanding presentation of “The Field” on Tuesday, 15th Feb. 2011 – with Mary (wife of John B.) & Billy (son of John B.) Keane and with internationally famous filmstar Brian Dennehy who is so wonderfully proud of [read more …] “Meeting with Brian Dennehy & Mary Keane at “The Field” in the INEC Killarney on Tuesday, 15th Feb. 2011″

Memories of Sr. Damien

The National Archives of Singapore have published a synopsis of an oral interview with Sr Damien Murphy (Also known as Sr Peggy), a Drishane Sister who trained in Drishane and worked in Singapore, the Philippines, Australia, before retiring to St Josephs in Cork. She gives her own story as well as bits and pieces of other Drishane nuns.

… Still ‘altogether’. Most of the Sisters in St Joseph’s have Alzheimer’s or have had a stroke. Eleven or 12 retired Infant Jesus Sisters live in St Joseph’s. All entered the convent at Drishane. Started for the missions. Most entered knowing they were going ‘foreign’ to the missions. Still had enough Sisters to run the boarding school at Drishane…

[read more …] “Memories of Sr. Damien”

“Feis & Blood” on TG4 to Feature Talented Linehan Family, Millstreet

On TG4 tomorrow night (Sunday, 13th Feb. 2011) beginning at 7.15 p.m.  the excellent series “Feis & Blood” will feature the wonderfully talented musical Linehan Family of Dooneen, Millstreet.    And on LTV2 in the near future we shall be transmitting highlights of “Up for the Match in Meelin” which we recorded at Meelin Community Centre last night in advance of their All-Ireland appearance in Croke Park on tomorrow, Sunday with the historic game beginning at 2.00 p.m..   Superbly dedicated Reporter and Photographer, John Tarrant has been providing splendid updates on Meelin’s huge successes and will, undoubtedly, provide excellent coverage of the All-Ireland event.   We all wish the mighty Meelin Team every success in this very significant milestone of Meelin G.A.A..

Corkman of the Year

Paddy O’Brien, whose mother was Nellie Long from Aubane, who has crusaded tirelessly for the elderly for over six decades, who headed up the southern division of the Irish Heart Foundation for years, and who is also the driving force behind the hugely popular Over 60s competition, one of the largest talent shows for the elderly, has been named the Cork Person of the Year for 2010. He said he was stunned and humbled by the honour.

“Loneliness is still a huge problem among the elderly and that is one reason why I continue to run the Over 60s Show in communities all over the city and county, for the past 34 years,” he said.

He told guests that he became a voluntary social worker in 1953, when as a 14-year-old, he took a summer job as a “messenger boy”, and came across extreme poverty in inner city areas.
He began running errands for elderly people and later [read more …] “Corkman of the Year”

Sean Radley’s Night

A man who deserves to be in the limelight
On February the nineteenth at Noel C Duggan’s Green Glens Arena ’twill be Sean Radley’s night
A likeable character in every way
We do need more like him is all one can say

A credit to Duhallow and to the Town of Millstreet
A nicer person than him one could not wish to meet
[read more …] “Sean Radley’s Night”

Jack Casey With His Dog King Of Clara

Jack Casey with his dog King of Clara who had won a race at the Cork Track
Had to walk home due to missing out on their car drive a journey of close to forty miles back
To his home on the Clara Road by the Town of Millstreet going back at least six decades in time
When Jack was a hardy young person quite close to the peak of his prime

[read more …] “Jack Casey With His Dog King Of Clara”

Seán Radley – Celebration Night

A Celebration Night in honour of Seán Radley in the Green Glens Arena, Millstreet on Saturday, February 19th 2011 at 7.30 p.m. Light Refreshments. Musical Entertainment and Bar Facilities.
Tickets at €10 are available in shops and public houses in Millstreet as well as from any member of the organising committee.

Contact: Derry Morley, Chairman, Organising Committee

[read more …] “Seán Radley – Celebration Night”

Nutritious Nibbles

The Southern Star Newspaper today carries an article on Eleanor Leahy of Nibbles:

If you want really fresh, wholesome and divine cakes then visit Eleanor Leahy’s award-winning artisan bakery stall. You can buy her produce at the markets in Macroom, Ballincollig, Bishopstown, Mallow, Rathmore and even the Limerick Milk Market. Amazingly she also runs the café and bakery in Millstreet, Nibbles Food Emporium.  To be honest I have no idea how she maintains the passion and enthusiasm she has, as well as keeping her high standards of cooking and using local top quality ingredients, when much of her baking is hand made. [read more …] “Nutritious Nibbles”

General Election 2011 – LTV Broadcast on 21st, 22nd & 23rd February

One of the many election posters on display in the Millstreet area. This poster for Michael Moynihan, T. D. (Fianna Fáil) is at the Square, Millstreet. LTV Local Television will broadcast a special Gerneral Election 2011 Programme on Monday, 21st February at 7.30 p.m. (time yet to be fully confirmed) where all participating Candidates who wish to share their thoughts will be given equal time opportunity on the transmission. The very same recorded programme will be repeated on the following two nights at the same time. Programme Co-ordinator is LTV's Dan Joe Kelleher.

Jeffers of Cork – Music Instrument Specialists – Visit Millstreet Church

Pictured on Wednesday, 2nd February 2011 with Suzanne Fitzgerald, Organist at St. Patrick's Church, Millstreet - David Jeffers and his father, Peter (playing the retuned organ) who are renowned experts from Cork City in the world of Musical Instruments.

Grateful that my Parents came to America … from Millstreet

Michael Dennehy is a columnist with with the online newspaper NorthJersey.com.This week he writes on immigration, and what a contentious issue it is in America at the moment, but he is glad for it in a way because he would never be there himself if his granddad hadn’t emigrated from Millstreet to the USA:

Me Grandad Dennis Dennehy” was born in Millstreet Town, County Cork, Ireland. I have never been there. My brother Brian has on a number of occasions. Millstreet Town has a population of 1,500. It is mostly a farming community situated at the foot of Clara Mountain. It’s a family joke that Grandad Dennis would always brag that we came from “Kings of Ireland.” Brian, on one of his trips there searched the Dennehy castle only to find a small, ancient cottage. [read more …] “Grateful that my Parents came to America … from Millstreet”

LTV2 Millstreet Interview with Midwest Radio’s Michael Commins

Crowley of LTV2 Millstreet has just uploaded the very special interview we recorded with Midwest Radio Presenter Supreme, Michael Commins.   It can be accessed on http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WwCk-fxp-Bw .   We thank Bernard for arranging this and William Fitzgerald also from our LTV2 Team who was cameraman on the occasion at the “Hazel Tree”  in Mallow.   Michael also edits a wonderful “Country Sounds” feature weekly in the “Farmers Journal”.    One may tune into his excellent radio show on Midwest Radio on Wednesdays from 11.00 p.m. and on Sundays from 10.00 p.m. on Internet Radio.   It is also possible to view his studio show in live stream video on the Midwest Radio website.

Energy Awareness Day at Millstreet Library until 3.30 p.m. Today

A truly excellent Exhibition for Energy Awareness Day is being held today, 1st February 2011 (St. Brigid's Day) at Millstreet Library where all are invited to view and acquire wonderfully helpful leaflets and brochures and to discuss energy issues. Pictured from left: Alex Grassick (CCC Energy Dept.), Breda O'Leary (Librarian) and Colette Creedon (CCC Energy Dept.). The final Exhibition for the moment takes place in Cobh on Tuesday, 8th Feb. 2011 from 10.00 a.m. to 3.30 p.m..