Eily’s Report – 19th Sept. 2017

Dia is Muire díobh go léir a Chairde and welcome to my weekly Report.

Community Council Meeting will be held tonight Sept. 19 at the Wallis Arms Hotel starting at 9 sharp.

A notice to say that the Millstreet Vintage Club are holding an Autumn Car Run on this coming Sunday Sept 24th . Sign in at the Aroma Café, Millstreet from 10.30 am. Take off is at 12 noon. The run will proceed along a nice route to the FARM in Grenagh and will stop for a tour and an optional Meal at the lovely Venue. All Vintage Cars & Classics Cars welcome.

For more information contact Luke Hurley 086 880 54 37 or Donie Lucey 086 854 58 73.

Millstreet Gramophone Circle Monthly Meeting at the Day Care Centre on this Friday Sept. 22. starting at 8.15pm.  Presenter Maurice Linehan and All are welcome. [read more …] “Eily’s Report – 19th Sept. 2017”

“Radio Treasures” in Maastricht Tonight – An Introduction

Tonight’s programme is special as it recalls our recent visit to Maastricht in the Netherlands to attend the magnificent Open Air Concert of the renowned André Rieu.  Our programme is only an Introduction to a much more comprehensive feature which I would hope to share when I return, God willing, to the main road again having had to diverge into a different road for some time to come. This wonderful package trip was organised by Pádraig O’Driscoll Travel in Macroom.   The photograph below was recorded on the very day in July when we attended the Concert.  It was great to have such close access to the actual stage where André and his Johann Strauss Orchestra performed the magnificent Concert. Tuesday 19th Sept. programme will be broadcast from 9:30 to 11:00 pm on www.corkmusicstation.com

Pictured with “André Rieu” in Maastricht in the Netherlands on Sunday 16th July 2017. (S.R.)

“Where the Road Takes Me” Tonight at 7pm

This week, in the first of a two part programme entitled ‘Memories and
Miracles’, John Greene pays a visit to the Edel Quinn Hall in Kanturk, the
scene of many great dancing nights since it first opened back in 1955.

 

We look into the life of the young woman whose name is on the hall, and
discover that she is in ‘the waiting room’ for canonisation.  Struck with a
severe form of tuberculosis, she continued to work tirelessly for the Legion
of Mary in Mombasa, before finally succumbing to the illness at the age of
36 in 1944.  Fr. Mossie Brick, parish priest of Lixnaw in North Kerry gives
us the protocol required for her progression to sainthood. [read more …] ““Where the Road Takes Me” Tonight at 7pm”

Special André Rieu Programme on “Radio Treasures” on Tuesday 19th Sept. at 9:30pm

Lots of uplifting response to last night’s “Radio Treasures” on Cork Music Station (Internet Radio) presented by S.R..   Eamonn Duggan reminded us during the programme of his truly superb feature relating to Gougane Barra in this week’s “Ireland’s Own”.   One of our wonderfully loyal weekly Listeners – Patrick W. O’Leary who usually tunes into the Show from Louisville, Kentucky, USA was this week tuning in from the Wallis Arms Hotel in Millstreet as he is presently taking his annual holiday in Ireland – predominantly in Millstreet.   Next Tuesday’s programme is extra special as it recalls our recent visit to Maastricht in the Netherlands to attend the magnificent Open Air Concert of the renowned André Rieu.   This wonderful package trip was organised by Pádraig O’Driscoll Travel in Macroom.   The photograph below was recorded on the very night in July when we attended the Concert.  It was great to have such close access to the actual stage where André and his Johann Strauss Orchestra performed the magnificent Concert. Tuesday 19th Sept. programme will be broadcast from 9:30 to 11:00 pm on www.corkmusicstation.com

 

Six Social Houses Approved for Clara Road

Minister for Agriculture Food and the Marine, Fine Gael TD for Cork North West Michael Creed T.D. has today confirmed that the Government is to provide funding to Cork County Council for the provision of six new social housing units in Millstreet.

Commenting on the announcement Minister Creed said “providing an adequate supply of social housing is a key priority of this Government. I am pleased to confirm that over €1.1 million is to be provided to Cork County Council for the provision of six social housing units, at Claragh Road, Millstreet.” read the full article on theCork.ie

Eily’s Report 12th Sept. 2017

Dia is Muire díobh go léir a chairde and welcome to my weekly report.

The cool winds of Winter are starting to blow and it’s time to bring out some of our winter warmers. But in case we start to complain let us spare a thought for to people in the North west of our country and worse still the thousands of people in America who are battling to survive against mighty hurricanes. Please keep them in your Prayers.

Well done to the people of Carriganima who held their 5k walk/run /cycle on Saturday in aid of both Millstreet & Macroom Hospitals. Over 150 people took part and at journey’s end they enjoyed some welcome refreshments and a social evening at the Pub with Music by local man Peter Lane of Blackwater Sound fame. [read more …] “Eily’s Report 12th Sept. 2017”

Old News on Millstreet’s Water Supply

Various news outlets (RefFM, C103, independent.ie, …) have been reporting today that a report from the EPA states that Millstreet’s water supply is one of a number of water supplies vulnerable to contamination from Cryptosporidium.

However, put your mind at ease, because this is old news. The drinking water report is from the second quarter of 2017 before the new UV filters were installed. The report states that “Works Complete but need verification of the effectiveness of the action plan”. Verification was completed, and the boil notice for Millstreet was lifted on June 14th.

Where the Road Takes Me at 7 This Evening on C103

We thank Presenter, John Greene for the following advance information regarding his radio programme this Sunday evening.  (S.R.)

Having previously spent time in hospitals in Australia and New Zealand,
Denis o’Regan was diagnosed with Bi-Polar disorder after Spanish Police
found him disorientated and lost.  He has since got his life back in order
and has started a social group called  ‘Inside Out’ especially for people
with mental health issues.

On this week’s edition of ‘Where the road takes me’,  John Greene drops in
on their fortnightly meeting at St. Michael’s Centre in Bandon.

People who suffer from depression, schizophrenia and those who suffer from
both tell their stories and raise their concerns on the current state of
mental health treatment in the country. [read more …] “Where the Road Takes Me at 7 This Evening on C103”

Death Notice: William Kelleher, Birmingham and formerly of Aubane

KELLEHER William ‘Bill’ Late of Hall Green, Birmingham, formerly Aubane, Millstreet, Co. Cork. Mercifully released into God’s hands and slipped away peacefully on 28th August 2017. Beloved husband of Eileen, caring brother-in-law to Margaret, much loved father of Ann-Marie and Helen, kind father-in-law of Steve and Matthew and cherished grandfather to Henry and Grace. He will be sorely missed by his loving brother John ‘Bill’, sister-in-law Kathleen, nieces, nephews and many friends. Reception into English Martyrs R.C Church, Sparkhill, on Monday 18th September at 6.00 p.m. Requiem Mass on Tuesday 19th September at 11.00 a.m. followed by interment at Widney Manor Cemetery at 1.00 p.m. Family flowers only, donations if desired for SIFA Fireside, c/o C.Bastock Ltd., 67-71 Warwick Road, Olton, B92 7HP. —from the Birmingham Mail.

[read more …] “Death Notice: William Kelleher, Birmingham and formerly of Aubane”

Death Notice: Brenda Carmody, Knocknagree

The death has occurred of Brenda CARMODY (née Breen), Knocknagree, Cork. On 6th September 2017, peacefully in the loving care of the staff at Millstreet Community Hospital, BRENDA (nee Breen), Beloved wife of the late James (Buddy). Sadly missed by her daughters Noreen (O’Leary) and Mary, son-in-law Jimmy, grandchildren Seamus and Ignatius, sisters-in-law Joan and Marie, nephews, nieces, relatives, neighbours, and friends.
Reposing at O’Leary Funeral Parlour, Knocknagree on Friday from 6pm to 8pm followed by removal to Christ the King Church, Knocknagree. Requiem Mass on Saturday at 12 noon, burial afterwards in the adjoining cemetery. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a hanam dílis’. [1]

Death Notice: Noreen Monaghan, Perth & Millstreet

MONAGHAN (Noreen), of Willetton, Western Australia, née Dennehy of Millstreet. Loving wife of Patrick. Devoted Mother of Mary (dec) and Veronica. Loving Grandmum of Caitlin. Passed away peacefully on Friday September 1st 2017.
Remembered with love and always in our hearts. Heavenly Father, hear our prayers, Guide our mother with tender care. Dear Shepherd, don’t leave her alone, Love her in Heaven as we did at home.

— from The West Australian on Sept. 4, 2017

Noreen was a sister to the late Rev. Thomas (Florida), and Denis (Dublin).

“Radio Treasures” on CMS from 9:30 to 11:00 Tonight

Tonight on our programme we hear of the amazing Shandrum Céilí Band’s Magnificent 3rd All-Irl. Win. We share some of the best 6-Word Short Stories.        We feature the very best of music and song and we have a selection of musings of a wide and interesting variety.   And we shall also be learning about a number of famous yet not well known Irish Inventors!  

Lisselton Event – A Preview Tonight. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)

       

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

Eily’s Report 5th Sept. 2017

Dia is mhuire diobh go leir a cairde and welcome to my weekly report.

Our annual September Horse Fair left a lot to be desired on Sunday. The weather was great for once but the crowds didn’t come. There were too many other fixtures within striking distance of Millstreet and our fair   fell victim to them all. The few people who did turn up were very disappointed at the poor attendance. I hope that this years poor show will not set a precedence for the future. We have two such shows in the year, one in March and one in September and people often come to meet other people whom they never see again until the next one. It is a pity to lose any event which brings people together like that.

September is well in and there is a vast amount of   activities available for people of all ages and capabilities to become part of . You can choose anything from the highly active and competitive to the   more laid-back type or many others in between. Maybe you need help or maybe someone needs you to help. It’s a well known fact that the best way to get happy is to make someone happy. [read more …] “Eily’s Report 5th Sept. 2017”

Death Notice: Rev. Thomas Dennehy

The Rev. Thomas Anthony Dennehy, a priest of the Archdiocese of Miami, was among the founders and builders of St. Brendan Catholic Church in Homestead (sic) and Cardinal Gibbons High School in Fort Lauderdale.

“He was very much committed to education of youths,” said Msgr. Vincent Kelly, who worked with Dennehy at Cardinal Gibbons High for a few years.

Kelly, now supervising principal for St. Thomas Aquinas High School in Fort Lauderdale, said Dennehy got personally involved.

“He helped in the physical construction itself,” Kelly said.

Dennehy died April 10 near his hometown in Glanmire, Ireland, of a heart attack. He was 65.

Born in Millstreet, County Cork, on April 11, 1934, Dennehy studied philosophy and theology at All Hallows College in Dublin. He was ordained a priest in 1958. From Ireland, he was assigned to the archdiocese in St. Augustine ; there was only one archdiocese at the time.

Dennehy’s first assignment was to teach at Christopher Columbus High in Miami. After that, he studied school administration at Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C., where he received his master’s in education.

For 35 years, he served the archdiocese as a priest and educator. His first class at St. Brendan High started with approximately 400 students in 1975; by his retirement in 1993, the school had more than 1,100.

“He had tremendous conviction and influenced many young students, men and women who credit him for much of their success,” Kelly said.

Dennehy is survived by a brother, Denis, of Dublin, and a sister, Noreen Monaghan, of Melbourne, Australia.

— Published Friday, April 23, 1999, in the Miami Herald.

John Greene Talks with Jake Carter on C103 from 7pm

We thank Presenter, John Greene, for the following advance information regarding this week’s “Where the Road Takes Me” on C103 from 7 this evening (S.R.):

He is regularly referred to as ‘Nathan Carter’s younger brother’, but Jake is a different model of the Carter family. While proud to be Nathan’s sibling, this young man is determined to be different – so you won’t see any waistcoats or accordions on stage, and you won’t hear ‘Wagon Wheel’ or the Wild Rover.

He cites the likes of ‘McFly’, ‘Busted’, ‘Rascal Flats’ and ‘Hunter Hayes’ as being heavy influences on his fledgling career so far. He is after all only eighteen years of age. [read more …] “John Greene Talks with Jake Carter on C103 from 7pm”

Death Notice: Jack Manning, Kanturk

The death has occurred of Jack Manning, Marybrook, Kanturk, Cork / Mallow, Cork. Peacefully in the excellent care of the staff at Kanturk Community Hospital. (Late of Bordens, Mallow). Deeply regretted by his family, his sister Mary (O’Leary, Millstreet), nephews, nieces, his long time carer and friend Joan Crowley, and his many friends. Requeiscat in pace. Lying in repose at O’Callaghan’s Funeral Parlour, Kanturk on Thursday from 7pm followed by removal at 8 pm to St John the Baptist Church, Kilbrin. Requeim Mass on Friday at 12 noon. Funeral afterwards to Kilbrin Cemetery. [1]

“Radio Treasures” Tonight on CMS from 9:30 to 11:00

Tonight on our programme provides (at 10pm) a special Preview on Next Week’s Special Transmission on the recent wonderful Tribute to the late Chrissie Nolan which took place in Lisselton near Listowel.  Our images below share just some of the many splendid people who participated in the very special occasion.

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

We hear the voice and the music of Mick Del of the Showband Era.  We include two of John McCormack’s best loved songs.   We hear of the amazing Shandrum Céilí Band’s Magnificent 3rd All-Irl. Win. We share some of the best 6-Word Short Stories.   We remember those who have recently gone to their Eternal Rest and as usual play the late Tom Goggin’s “Phonecall to Heaven”.   We share a variety of funny jokes.                                                     We feature the very best of music and song and we have a selection of musings of a wide and interesting variety.   And we shall also be learning about a number of famous yet not well known Irish Inventors!       

Do join us tonight and let us know if you wish that you are tuned in.  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

Eily’s Weekly Report – 29th August 2017

Dia is Muire diobh go leir a chairde and welcome to my weekly Report.

Fine weather blessed all the outdoor events that were held here during the week.

When the last of the mega Horse carriers from all over the world pulled out of Millstreet  at the weekend it marked the close of yet another long line of international equestrian events which were held at the Green Glens / Drishane Complex since early June. As always the International Millstreet Horse Trials which were held here during the week were  another reason for us to be proud of our place and all that it has to offer. Competitors came from America,  Canada and many other countries. Some  ending their long journey by landing on the edge of town by Helicoptor.   

Just one more horse event to come which is the Pony Owners Show which is held in October every year for Charity. [read more …] “Eily’s Weekly Report – 29th August 2017”

Exquisite Green Glens So Peaceful Following Such Successful Equestrian Events

Following such successful equestrian events over the past few weeks here we share the calm quiet setting on Sunday evening as the most current event ended.  Ted O’Connor so loyally giving his dog a walk.  So many of the international visitors commented on the exquisite beauty of Drishane and Green Glens and indeed Millstreet Town itself. In coming weeks we shall feature lots of the pictures we recorded at Drishane and Green Glens. Click on the image to enlarge. (S.R.)

Job Opportunity at Nair & Brow Bar West End Millstreet

Nail&Brow Bar is recruiting a Nail Technician/Brow Specialist for a part time position in Millstreet Co. Cork.
Primary Duties:
Manicure,pedicure
Gel extensions, gel polish,
Eyebrow&eyelash tinting,
Eyebrow shaping.
All candidates welcome! Contact no 086-3570214

We thank Audrone Vosyliene of Nail&Brow Bar @Instyle Hairdesign for the notice. (S.R.)

Storyteller Supreme Diarmuid Cronin First at Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann 2017

Diarmuid Cronin of Laught, Rathcoole who achieved First Place in the recent All-Ireland Fleadh Cheoil Under-15 Storytelling Competition in Ennis, Co. Clare. Diarmuid’s late Grandparents – Diarmuid and Nora Creedon would have been so very proud of such an excellent achievement. Sincere congratulations to Storyteller Supreme Diarmuid and indeed to the many local wonderfully talented young people who were so successful in the prestigious national event. Click on the picture to enlarge. (S.R.)

Hugely Successful Vintage Day 2017 at Millstreet Town Park

Tremendous credit is due to Millstreet Vintage Club regarding its excellent coordination of such a very successful Vintage Day on Sunday, 27th Aug. 2017 in a wonderfully colourful Millstreet Town Park.   The range of very interesting activities was most impressive – including a marvellous demonstation by Millstreet Fire Brigade Officers giving the huge attendance a splendid insight into the rescue of a “car crash victim” – also superb displays of vintage tractors, cars, bikes and trucks – excellent live music by “Back on Track” (Danny and Pat) – Broomhill Team from Coachford building a tractor in record time…And Millstreet Pipe Band added greatly to the splendid atmosphere….. And so much more.  Here we share some of the many images we captured on the most enjoyable day blessed with ideal weather conditions.   We shall share further posts on the event later.  Click on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.) [read more …] “Hugely Successful Vintage Day 2017 at Millstreet Town Park”

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

We thank Presenter, John Greene, for the following advance information regarding his upcoming radio feature on C103 at 7pm this Sunday.  (S.R.)

Forget Catherine Cookson and your Mills and Boon novels, the greatest romance of all comes from the annals of Irish mythology. Tinged with tragedy and suspense, the story has a West Cork sequel.

This week on Where the road takes me, John Greene travels to Murragh (pronounced Mur-Rah) where two local groups have recently surveyed the local graveyard which goes back to the 18th century. The church here which is now in ruins goes back to the 12th century and the area itself to 200BC. [read more …] ““Where the Road Takes Me” on C103 at 7 This Evening”

Cyclists Supreme Connie & James Participate in Tour de Munster 2017

Cyclists Supreme Connie Roche, Drishane Road, Millstreet and James Cronin, Kilmeedy pictured here participating in the recent Tour de Munster 2017 on Day 3 climbing Moll’s Gap in Killarney. We thank James for the wonderful picture. Click on the image to enlarge. ( S.R.)

Millstreet News Update Sunday 27th August 2017

Some of the wonderfully dedicated members of Millstreet Vintage Club preparing for today’s much anticipated Vintage Event in Millstreet Town Park in aid of such a praiseworthy cause. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)

And in Green Glens today some excellent Showjumping events at international level.

 

Wonderful Family Day at Drishane Cross Country Equestrian Event Today

With perfect weather, free admission and exquisite surroundings Drishane Estate is the place to truly enjoy today – Sat. 26th aug. 2017.  Tomorrow the focus is on Green Glens for Equestrian Sport.  Click on the images below to enlarge.  (S.R.)

Death Notice: Margaret Cullen (née Corcoran, Pound Hill)

The death has occurred of MARGARET CULLEN (née CORCORAN), Kerins Park, Tralee / Poundhill, Millstreet. Predeceased by her husband Charlie, brothers Con and John and brother-in-law David. Deeply regretted by her loving family – her daughter Mary, sons Neilus and Ricky, grandchildren – especially Ashling, brother Willie, sisters Eileen and Colette, son-in-law TJ, daughters-in-law Bridget and Anne, brother-in-law Johnny, nephews, nieces, relatives, neighbours and many friends. May She Rest in Peace

Reposing at Mc Elligott’s Funeral Home, Tralee on Friday evening from 5.00PM to 7.00PM followed by removal at 7.00PM to The Church of the Immaculate Conception, Rathass, Tralee. Requiem Mass will take place on Saturday at 10.00AM at The Church of The Imaaculate Conception, Tralee, Co. Kerry followed by burial in St. Mary’s Cemetery Milstreet, Co. Cork. Family flowers only please. Donations in lieu to The Irish Cancer Society – Night Nurse Services. [1] [2]

Wonderful 90th Birthday Celebrations for Lattie Murphy, Claramore

We thank Mary Feeley for this superb picture recording the recent 90th Birthday Celebration at Millstreet Day Care Centre of Lattie Murphy, Claramore, Millstreet. We extend sincere congratulations to Lattie.  Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)

How you can help Millstreet Day-Care Centre.

If yourself or members of your family are spring cleaning please remember our Thrift Shop.  We accept bric-a-brac, children’s clothes, buggies, toys, and curtains etc., any clothes that are in good condition.  All proceeds from the shop go towards the Day-Care Centre.

We also accept clothes not fit for resale e.g. old curtains and blankets, quilt covers, towels etc.  We sell them for recycling to the National Council for the Blind.  Not alone does this create an income for the Council for the Blind but we put the money we get from them into our Social Fund – which helps pay for tutors and volunteers (music, exercise classes, red cross etc).

Old clothes can be handed into the Thrift Shop or the Millstreet Day Care Centre.

Any donations or unwanted china especially (cups and saucers) would be greatly appreciated.

We try to provide as much entertainment as possible during the day – birthday parties, sing-along, exercises, games etc., but funding is always a problem.

Thank you all for your continuing support and please encourage your neighbours or friends to come and join us.

We thank Mary Feeley for this superb insight into support for the Centre.  We now share a selection of images recorded at the recent reopening of Millstreet Day Care Centre following most impressive renovations.

Containers for “Revolution” Series Purchased at Museum

Thanks to two very kind €20.00 donations presented since our recent Church gate collection we’re been able to purchase at Herlihy’s Centra a further two containers to protect our weekly “Revolution” Paper/Poster Pack.   By November 2017 we shall have all copies of the full 100 in the series.  We thank the generous Donors.

One of the very useful containers at Millstreet Museum. (S.R.)