Superb Welcome for American President Joe Biden

What an historic day it has been (Wednesday, 20th Jan. 2021) not only for the USA but for the world with the Inauguration of President Joe Biden – 46th American President today at Capitol Hill, Washington.   He is the second Catholic President.  The first Catholic President – John F. Kennedy was inaugurated on this day 60 years ago.   Both have had Irish Ancestors – President Kennedy linked with Wexford and President Biden with Ballina, Co. Mayo and with Carlingford, Co. Louth.   We wish the new President every Blessing and Success in his all-important role in the next four years.  (S.R.)

President Joe Biden delivering his superbly inspiring inaugural speech on Capitol Hill today – 19th Jan. 2021.

Eily’s Report – 19th January

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

We live in historic times, tomorrow 20.1.2021  Joe Biden will be inaugurated as the new President of the United States of America. Never in the history of that mighty state or indeed of the world did this event attract some much interest or publicity. Every eye in the World is on the Big Smoke at these tense times.  I suppose there isn’t one place in the world that is not affected one way or another by what goes on the  United States. We are inclined to look on America  as a Big Brother, a force that is there standing between us and the big bad world and when something significant or threatening happens there, who can blame us if we get worried. We think of the many thousands of our people who are living there and how the various happenings affect them, and goodness knows we have seen enough of strange happenings  in the past five years which keep us the edge of our seats all the time. They say that power is a very dangerous thing if it gets into the wrong hands. Need I say more.  Five years ago the world could see that Donald Trump was not a suitable man to rule the USA. It showed right throughout his campaign. His lack of respect for people, especially women, his overbearing attitude towards the rule of law, climate change and so on and to think that this crazy monster had his finger on the button that had the power to sink the world into all out war and destruction. I asked my American friends that time, if they voted for Trump and they said they did and in view of the ways that he portrayed himself  I asked them why. The answer was that the hated Hillary Clinton was that enough to plunge their homeland into ruin.  These are highly religious people. They think differently today. All attention will focus on the media until Mr Biden is safely in the chair . Narcissism is a terrible ailment which gives no caring thought for anybody else and with a narcissist  like Donal Trump at the helm anything could happen. It’s curable but the person involved has to agree to be treated, I can’t see Donald Trump agreeing any time soon or maybe one day he will see the light and allow himself to be transformed into a nice man. We won’t hold our breadth.             Pray that Joe Biden’s inauguration  will all go according to plan.         le cúnamh Dé

[read more …] “Eily’s Report – 19th January”

“Radio Treasures” This Tuesday on CMS from 9.30 to 11.00pm

“Radio Treasures” Weekly Show is on air tonight (Tues., 19th Jan. 2021) on Cork Music Station from 9.30 to 11.00.   Feel most welcome to contact the Show on corkmusicstation@ gmail.com or on Text/WhatsApp 086 825 0074 or check out the Seán Radley Facebook.  Happy Listening!  (S.R.)

On tonight’s Show – among the people to whom we pay tribute who have gone to their Eternal Reward over the past week – we remember the late Eileen Murphy (née O’Leary) of Louisville, Kentucky when at 9.40pm we broadcast an interview recorded in Oct. 2019 in “Cinnamon”, Millstreet with Eileen during which Jim Wickham of Minnesota and I learn lots of entertaining facts about Kentucky.

Eileen with Michael Moynihan, T.D. and Cousin John O’Leary when Eileen contributed to a fundraiser at McCarthy’s Bar in Oct. 2019.
Eileen visiting Macroom Park in Oct. 2019.
The late Pat Costelloe of “Shaskeen” and Clare FM . We listen to Pat’s tribute to the Clare Céilí Band at 10pm.  We thank Colm Nestor of Clarecastle, Co. Clare for sharing this superb recording.
We feature The Clare Céilí Band at 10pm.

[read more …] ““Radio Treasures” This Tuesday on CMS from 9.30 to 11.00pm”

Breeda Tarrant (née Angland), Millstreet

The death has occurred of Breeda  Tarrant (née Angland), Millstreet, Co.Cork

On January 18th 2021 passed away peacefully at home, predeceased by her two grandsons Gavin and James. Deeply missed by her children Collette, John, Michael, Jamie, Susie and Judy her sisters, brothers, nieces, nephews, grandchildren, Christopher, Adam, Eilish, Sinéad, Shona, Louise and Hazel, great grandson Conan.

“May She Rest in Peace”

In accordance with the current government guidelines Breeda’s Requiem Mass will take place privately for family on Thursday at 10am in St. Patrick’s Church, Millstreet followed by cremation in the Island Crematorium, Ringaskiddy. The Funeral Mass will be live streamed on www.churchservices.tv/millstreet .  Messages of Condolence can be left for the family on this link HERE.

Danny Joe Murphy, Dublin & Tanyard, Millstreet

The death has occurred of Daniel Murphy, John St. South, Dublin & formerly of Tanyard, Millstreet, Co. Cork.

The death has occurred of the late, Daniel (Joseph) Murphy, peacefully, at home surrounded by his loving family, sadly missed by his beloved wife Mary, son Stanley, daughters Fiona, Vanessa, Siobhán, Aislinn, grandchildren , Mary, Danny-Joe, Úna, Oscar, Caoimhe, Ernán, sisters Margaret Kelleher (Mount Leader, Millstreet), Delia Barrett (Tullig, Millstreet), Joan Murphy (Tanyard, Millstreet) and extended family.

May He Rest In Peace

A private funeral will take place due to Government advice, on Monday in Mount Jerome Crematorium at 1:45 pm A book of condolence is open on the link HERE

“Where the Road Takes Me” at 7pm this Sunday on C103 Features “The Butter Road”

We thank Presenter, John Greene for advance information on this Sunday evening’s programme – 17th Jan. 2021 at 7pm on C103.  (S.R.)

On this week’s edition of ‘Where the road takes me’,  John Greene concludes the two part programme on the Cork Butter Road and the elusive man who built it in 1747.  Kilcummin based genealogist Rachel Foley traces  the background to John Murphy from Castleisland. 

Singer Seán Ó Sé wonders if his Grandfather was the first courier in Irish history.  (Carrying butter to the Cork Buttermarket for his neighbours from the Beara peninsula with horse and cart.) 

And after thriving worldwide as an industry for 150 years, the Cork Butter market unbelievably failed to move with the times and paid the price for it.  [read more …] ““Where the Road Takes Me” at 7pm this Sunday on C103 Features “The Butter Road””

“Lunchtime Favourites” Sunday 17th Jan. 2021 – 12.30 to 1.30pm

We invite you to submit your Requests for our weekly Music Request Show “Lunchtime Favourites” (Sunday, 17th Jan. 2021) on Cork Music Station which is broadcast today from 12:30pm until 1.30pm.   This is our third Lunchtime programme of the New Year where our songs and music are full of variety.  Just email your requests anytime either to corkmusicstation @gmail.com OR to millstreetmuseum @gmail.com or text/WhatsApp to 086 825 0074.   Or check out the Seán Radley Facebook Page.  And we chat about the images below during our Show. (S.R.)

Two panoramic scenes as we view Millstreet Town and also Drishane from the O’Riordan Family Farm in Lackabawn when in 2004 LTV’s Dan Joe Kelleher, Carriganima and I were testing the Television Signal for Local Television coverage. These two images are from the Pictorial Archives of Millstreet Museum. Tap on the pictures to enlarge. (S.R.)

John Linehan, Dooneen & Cullen

The death has occurred of John Linehan, Cullen & Dooneen, Millstreet, Cork.
On 16th of January 2021 John passed away peacefully at his home in the presence of his loving family. (Formerly HSE).  Predeceased by his dad Connie. Beloved husband of Gillian (O Sullivan) adored Dad of Jennifer, Harry, Hugh and Josh. Deeply regretted by his heartbroken wife and children, his mother Sheila, brothers Billy, James, Connie, sisters Marie, Teresa, Sheila and Margaret, parents in law Kathleen and Jerry, brothers in law, sisters in law, best friends Niall Buckley and Pat Dinneen, god-sons Donal and Danny, nieces, nephews, relatives, his children’s school friends, HSE colleagues, neighbours and friends. HOUSE STRICTLY PRIVATE – immediate family only. [rip]

In accordance with the current government guidelines John’s Requiem Mass will take place on Monday at 2pm in St. Patrick’s Church, Millstreet, followed by cremation in the Island Crematorium, Ringaskiddy. A Mass to celebrate John’s life followed by burial will take place at a later date when public health guidelines allow. John’s Funeral Mass can be live streamed on http://www.churchservices.tv/millstreet

The family have set up a fundraising campaign in memory of John with all proceeds divided between The Oncology Ambulatory Care Unit CUH and Marymount Hospice. Donations can be made at here. Messages of Condolences can be left on the RIP Condolence Page.

[read more …] “John Linehan, Dooneen & Cullen”

Millstreet Parish Newsletter 17th January 2021

PARISH NEWSLETTER

BALLYDALY-CULLEN-MILLSTREET

Second Sunday of Ordinary Time

17th January  2021

Canon John Fitzgerald P.P.   

Tel Nos. Millstreet 029-70043/Mobile 087-7752948

Email:  millstreet @dioceseofkerry.ie    www.dioceseofkerry.ie

PARISH OFFICE OPENING HOURS (Behind Closed Doors)

MONDAY-TUESDAY- WEDNESDAY-FRIDAY

10.00a.m.-1.00p.m. & 2.00p.m.-5.00p.m.

Your prayers are requested for the repose of the souls of the following:

RECENT DEATHS:   Tomás Ó Mainín, Ballyferriter;  Eileen Murphy (née O’Leary), Louisville, Kentucky & Adrivale, Millstreet.

ANNIVERSARIES:  Chrissie Mullane, Dromnahilla; Patie O’Mahony, Lackabawn; Jackie Murphy, 12 The Tanyard & the deceased members of the Murphy Family, Church Street;  May O’Sullivan, Minor Row;  Margaret Murphy, Pound Hill; Maura Dowling, Murphy’s Terrace;  Hannah Kelleher, The Bridge; Bina Duggan, West End;  Nora Garvey, Killarney Road; Sonny Murphy, Clarabeg; Peggie & Jerry Horgan, Ballydaly; Art, Jackie & Margaret O’Connor, Nohovaldaly; James, Mary & the deceased members of the Hickey family, Derragh; Michael Herlihy, Knockane; Joan Lynch-Crean, Cullen; Denis Duggan, Carriganima. 

 THE FOLLOWING IS THE SCHEDULE OF MASSES FOR THE WEEK AHEAD WHICH WILL BE CELEBRATED BEHIND CLOSED DOORS & STREAMED ON CHURCH SERVICES – churchservices.tv/millstreet

SATURDAY 16th January at 6.30p.m:   Joan Duggan, West End &

John, Margaret, Ka & Eileen Duggan.

SUNDAY 17th January at 11.30a.m.: Fr. Joe Murphy, West End

MONDAY 18th January at 7.30p.m: Sonny & Anna Marie Murphy, Clarabeg 

TUESDAY 19th January at 10.00a.m: John & Joan O’Connor, Ballinkeane

WEDNESDAY 20th January at 10.00a.m: People of the Parish

FRIDAY 22nd  January at 10.00a.m: Bina & Timmy Duggan and

Nora Creedon, West End

SATURDAY 23rd January at 6.30p.m: Mass for those who died in our Parish

November 2019 to December 2020

SUNDAY 24th January at 11.30a.m: Peter & Nora Dineen, Cloghoula [read more …] “Millstreet Parish Newsletter 17th January 2021”

Eileen Murphy (née O’Leary), Louisville, Kentucky & Adrivale, Millstreet

We extend our sincere sympathy to Eileen’s daughter, Megan and to all the O’Leary Family of Louisville, Kentucky, USA on the very sad departure of Eileen Murphy to Eternal Heavenly Reward.  R.I.P..  Eileen was a True Lady of the very highest calibre – caring, optimistic, witty, friendly, spiritual, generous and sincere.  We had the great privilege of meeting with Eileen during her October 2019 visit to Millstreet.   She felt so much at home here and was especially thrilled to visit Adrivale from where her ancestors emigrated to USA some five generations ago.   She was so looking forward to revisiting Millstreet with her brother Michael and Elwood later this year.  It was Eileen’s brother, Patrick W. O’Leary who established such wonderfully strong links with Millstreet which have been growing stronger and stronger over the years to the extent that the Family has been so generously supportive of so many Millstreet (and Macroom) Projects.  On this Tuesday on Cork Music Station we shall broadcast a special tribute to Eileen on “Radio Treasures” to which she was a weekly Loyal Listener.  Mass will be celebrated for Eileen in St. Patrick’s Church, Millstreet on Tuesday, 2nd February 2021 at 7.30pm and this may be viewed on www.churchservices.tv/millstreet 

Tap on the notice to enlarge. (S.R.)
Eileen in conversation with James Wickham of Minnesota at “Cinnamon” in Oct. 2019. We shall be rebroadcasting this very special interview on this coming Tuesday on “Radio Treasures” at 9.40pm.
Eileen with Artist Neil Kelleher (whose ancestors also came from Adrivale) at Cobh in Oct. 2019. The image of Eileen which appears on the Notice above was taken on our visit to Gougane Barra in beautiful West Cork in Oct. 2019.
St. Patrick’s Church, Millstreet where Eileen attended Mass during her 2019 visit.   It is the very same setting where Mass for the late Eileen will be celebrated on Tuesday, 2nd Feb. 2021 at 7.30pm

 

Mairéad Features on Life Pharmacy “Nationwide” RTÉ 1 Advertisement

It was on this evening’s RTE 1 Television’s “Nationwide” programme (15th Jan. 2021) that we noticed its new current sponsors – Life Pharmacy Group – feature Mairéad of Reen’s Pharmacy, Main Street, Millstreet.   Sincere congratulations, Mairéad on your magnificent appearance on national television.  Watch out for future episodes of “Nationwide” to view the highly prestigious ad.   Here we share images from this evening’s broadcast.  Tap on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.) [read more …] “Mairéad Features on Life Pharmacy “Nationwide” RTÉ 1 Advertisement”

Happy 90th Birthday Sr. Denise Kearney

We wish Sr. Denise Kearney, Houston, Texas, USA originally from Lisnaboy, Cullen a very Happy 90th Birthday today (12th Jan. 2021) pictured here with her brother John– predeceased  by her loving Sisters – Sr. Delphine Kearney and Kathleen Murphy 42 Murphy’s Terrace, Millstreet.  [read more …] “Happy 90th Birthday Sr. Denise Kearney”

“Radio Treasures” This Tuesday on CMS from 9.30 to 11.00

“Radio Treasures” Weekly Show is on air tonight (Tues., 12th Jan. 2021) on Cork Music Station from 9.30 to 11.00.   Feel most welcome to contact the Show on corkmusicstation@ gmail.com or on Text/WhatsApp 086 825 0074 or check out the Seán Radley Facebook.  Happy Listening!  (S.R.)

We feature The Clare Céilí Band at 10pm.

We recall a Millstreet Presentation N.S. School Tour to Dublin of the mid-1990s leaving from Millstreet Railway Station. Tap on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)
The late Dan Hallissey – such a truly friendly gentleman – sets off home down Minor Row in the 1970s passing Lucey’s Garage. This is the first of many pictorial gems we’ve been arranging to display in our renovated Millstreet Museum. (S.R.)

Eily’s Report – 12th January

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

It was a very nice surprise to see the ground covered in a blanket of snow when we got up one morning last week. For various reasons  not everybody likes the snow but nobody can deny that it adds a mighty swell to the mood  with it’s all over cover of the land making everything look bright and beautiful. The overhead images taken by drone over the hills and dales of our rural areas painted a very special picture. The light fall of snow pointing out the details of the various features of mountains and valleys. The loop walks which have been so lovingly carved out on the mountains in recent years for our pleasure are plain to see with the naked eye. They are there for everybody to enjoy, either in the heart of cold  winter or the height of a warm summers day.  The  aerial view is a great help to those who are planning to take to the hills. Thanks to those who share their findings via the drone with everybody.   A young family got the thrill of a lifetime last week when on a visit to Coomatrush lake to find that the recent frost had turned the mighty waterfall into a fairyland of icicles, all glistening in the midday sun.  We are urged to stay in at all costs, not an easy thing to do. So we each have to work out a plan of our own to deal with the Covid problem. T.G we have phones and we can talk all day and night if we like without endangering anyone, we can even see one another . I thought I’d heard it all this week when two of my great grand children played games together, one in Cork and the other in Perth, Australia and my daughter in Cork was able to let me see them playing on her phone.  Their laughter had to be heard/seen to be  believed.

[read more …] “Eily’s Report – 12th January”

Mary Twomey (née Condon, Coalpits, Cullen), Inches, Rathmore

The death has occurred of Mary Twomey (née Condon, Coalpits, Cullen)
Inches, Rathmore, Kerry. On 9th of January 2021 peacefully at her home, in the presence of her loving family, wife of the late Timmy. Deeply regretted by Joan, Maura, Denis, Tim and Eilish, daughter in law Mag, son in law Danny, Joan’s partner Jim, Denis’s partner Louise, grandchildren Niamh, Fiona, Cian and Darren, god-child Martin, nieces, nephews, relatives, neighbours and friends. “May she rest in Peace” [rip]

In accordance with current government guidelines Mary’s funeral Mass will be private for family on Monday. Mary will be leaving her residence at 1.15pm for Requiem Mass at 2pm in St. Joseph’s Church, Rathmore and burial afterwards in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Millstreet. The funeral Mass can be live streamed on www.mcnmedia.tv/camera/st-josephs-church-rathmore . Messages of condolence can be added in the RIP Condolence Page.

“Where the Road Takes Me” at 7pm this Sunday on C103 Features “The Butter Road”

We thank Presenter, John Greene for advance information on this Sunday evening’s programme – 10th Jan. 2021 at 7pm on C103.  (S.R.)

In the middle of the 18th century, Kerry was making a name for itself in tourism circles.  There was a desire in Cork to connect with their nearest neighbours.

As the road network was virtually non existent, a John Murphy from Castleisland was commissioned to build a 56 mile long stretch of road linking Killarney with Rathmore, Millstreet and Cork City.

He would have to include a total of 24 bridges along the way and raise the money himself to do so. 

Having completed the work, Murphy was in financial ruin, but his road network helped one industry to thrive and flourish.

‘The making of the Butter Road’ – the first of a two part programme. [read more …] ““Where the Road Takes Me” at 7pm this Sunday on C103 Features “The Butter Road””

“Lunchtime Favourites” Today Features Minor Row of the Past

We invite you to submit your Requests for our weekly Music Request Show “Lunchtime Favourites” (Sunday, 10th Jan. 2021) on Cork Music Station which is broadcast today from 12:30pm until 1.30pm.   This is our second Lunchtime programme of the New Year where our songs and music reflect the favourite songs and music of the past year as well as beautiful songs by Charlotte Church and Bing Crosby.  Just email your requests anytime either to corkmusicstation @gmail.com OR to millstreetmuseum @gmail.com or text/WhatsApp to 086 825 0074.   Or check out the Seán Radley Facebook Page.  (S.R.)  And we reflect on the Minor Row of a bygone era – 1994 and before…. All from our Millstreet Museum Pictorial Archives.  Tap on the following images to enlarge.

The late Dan Hallissey – such a truly friendly gentleman – sets off home down Minor Row in the 1970s passing Lucey’s Garage.  His wonderful donkey had just received four new shoes at Tom Radley’s Forge in The Square!  This is the first of many pictorial gems we’ve been arranging to display in our renovated Millstreet Museum. (S.R.)

[read more …] ““Lunchtime Favourites” Today Features Minor Row of the Past”

Joan Gleason (née Callanan), New York & Tullig

Obituary of Hannah (aka Joan) Gleason, passed away November 3, 2020.

Joan was born to John and Hannah Callanan in Tullig in 1928. She made the courageous journey to the United States in her teenage years. She married the late Francis “Frank” Gleason and had three children, John, Michael and Joan. She became a long-time resident of Pompton Lakes and an active member with St. Mary’s RC Church.

Joan was known to have a green thumb and tended to her flower garden with much care. She was deeply passionate about the importance of voting she would continuously volunteer as a poll taker. She loved to be surrounded by her family when she could, especially her grandchildren. Joan had a full life and enjoyed the moments she could. She kept her family and close friends close to her heart.   [read more …] “Joan Gleason (née Callanan), New York & Tullig”

Millstreet Parish Newsletter 10th January 2021

PARISH NEWSLETTER

BALLYDALY-CULLEN-MILLSTREET

The Baptism of the Lord

10th January  2021

Canon John Fitzgerald P.P.   

Tel Nos. Millstreet 029-70043/Mobile 087-7752948

Email:  millstreet @dioceseofkerry.ie    www.dioceseofkerry.ie

PARISH OFFICE OPENING HOURS (Behind Closed Doors)

MONDAY-TUESDAY- WEDNESDAY-FRIDAY

10.00a.m.-1.00p.m. & 2.00p.m.-5.00p.m.

Your prayers are requested for the repose of the souls of the following:

RECENT DEATHS:  Eileen Newton, (nee Corcoran), Pound Hill & England; Joan Gleason (nee Callanan), New York & Tullig; Joan Ryan, (nee Horgan) Dublin; Timothy Joe Kiely, Ballydaly.

ANNIVERSARIES:   John Desmond, Liscahane; Julia Kelleher, Kilmeedy; Mary & John Ryan, Cockhill; Anne-Marie Murphy, Clarabeg; Billy & Kathleen Guerin, Cloghoula & Ballydaly; Denis McSweeney, Rathmore & Killarney; Patrick & Lucy Murphy, Mallow; Ellen O’Riordan, Carriganima; Julia Vaughan, Newmarket. 

 THE FOLLOWING IS THE SCHEDULE OF MASSES FOR THE WEEK AHEAD WHICH WILL BE CELEBRATED BEHIND CLOSED DOORS & STREAMED ON CHURCH SERVICES – churchservices.tv/millstreet

SATURDAY 9th January at 6.30p.m:   Ned Casey, Carrigacooleen;

Nell & Denis Hickey, Mill View.

SUNDAY 10th January at 11.30a.m.: Mary Cashman, Tullig

MONDAY 11th January at 7.30p.m: John Anthony O’Sullivan, Ballydaly

(recently deceased)

TUESDAY 12th January at 10.00a.m: Frank Brosnan, Rathduane

(recently deceased)

WEDNESDAY 13th January at 10.00a.m: Con Joe Murphy, Curraraigue

THURSDAY 14th January at 10.00a.m: Jeremiah Fitzgerald, Knocknageeha  

& his daughter Betty Withers

FRIDAY 15th January at 7.30p.m: Donie Casey, Cloghoula

(recently deceased)

SATURDAY 16th January at 6.30p.m: Joan Duggan, West End

SUNDAY 17th January at 11.30a.m: Fr. Joe Murphy, West End [read more …] “Millstreet Parish Newsletter 10th January 2021”

Timothy Joe Kiely, Ballydaly

The death has occurred of Timothy Joe Kiely, Ballydaly, Millstreet, Cork. On January 8th 2021, peacefully, at Tralee University Hospital after a short illness. Loving husband of Mary, sadly missed by his sons Ray and John Paul, daughters Annette and Martina, daughters in law, sons in law, grandchildren, brother, sisters and his late bother Fintan, relatives, good neighbours and friends. [rip]

In line with the current government restrictions Timothy Joe’s Funeral Mass will be private for family only on Monday at 10am in St Patrick’s Church, Millstreet and burial afterwards in St Mary’s Cemetery. The Funeral Mass will be live streamed on churchservices.tv/millstreet. Messages of condolence can be left on the RIP Conodoence Page. The Kiely family appreciates your support and sympathy and co-operation at this sad time.

Who Really Were the Three Wise Men? Fr. James Explores

Fr. James McSweeney has on this 6th January 2021 – the Feast of the Epiphany – shared his truly magnificent Video entitled “Who really were the Three Wise Men?” which includes reference to the famous Harry Clarke Stained Glass Window in St. Patrick’ Church, Millstreet.   We thank Fr. James for sharing such an inspiring presentation which may be viewed here.  (S.R.)

“Radio Treasures” This Tuesday on CMS from 9.30 to 11.00

“Radio Treasures” End of Year Show is on air tonight (Tues., 5th Jan. 2021) on Cork Music Station from 9.30 to 11.00.   Feel most welcome to contact the Show on corkmusicstation@ gmail.com or on Text/WhatsApp 086 825 0074 or check out the Seán Radley Facebook.  Happy Listening!  (S.R.)

Tim O’Shea with members of Millstreet Pipe Band at The Square.
Tim and Peg O’Shea
Liam Coffey & Tim O’Shea cut the special Millstreet Pipe Band 60th Anniversary Cake at the hugely successful Function held at the Dromhall Hotel, Killarney on Saturday, 26th March 2011. 
What a truly magnificent record for Millstreet Pipe Band which today led the Millstreet St. Patrick’s Day Parade for the amazing 60th time! Sincere congratulations from everyone with special mention to Tim O’Shea and Liam Coffey who have been with the renowned Band all through those six decades!  This image taken in 2011.

On tonight’s first programme of 2021 we celebrate the 70th Anniversary of the beginning of Millstreet Pipe Band when we chat with Tim O’Shea of Tullig, Millstreet who was present on 6th Jan. 1951 when William Quigley gave his very first bagpipe lesson to the first members of Millstreet Pipe Band.   At 10pm we listen to Tim’s fascinating history of the Band and we hear the great rendition of “Highland Cathedral”with pipes and organ in St. Patrick’s Church.   Tap on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.)

At 9.45pm we chat with Jim Lyons of Knockalougha Rambling House in Knocknagoshel, Co. Kerry and hear some of his wonderful songs.

The many superb Local Publications on sale at “Wordsworth” Bookshop, Millstreet.

[read more …] ““Radio Treasures” This Tuesday on CMS from 9.30 to 11.00″

Eily’s Report 5th January

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

Welcome to the year of 2021. In the past couple of weeks we have come through some very unusual and strange events we had to do without many of the age-old customs and rituals which have been part of our Christmases since the Birth of Christ. To say it was challenging would be an understatement but at the end of the day we can pat ourselves in the back and say I did it, I did it my way and came out stronger as a result. Full of new determination to take 2021 by the scruff of the neck, take it on with all our might and the help of God.

One of the main highlights of our Christmas was the return of our beloved parish priest Canon John FitzGerald to our alter following some heartfelt weeks without him and while we are deeply grateful to the other clerics who looked after us so well in his absence, there was something special about having ‘the Boss’ the Father figure home.  We wish Canon John all the best for the future. The streaming service in our Church made a huge difference to us over the Festive Season. There was a great attendance of those who were fortunate enough to be among the limited few who were allowed into the church on Christmas night, but for those of us who tuned in from home it was so special to be able to see the alter in all it’s splendour all lit up and the celebrant in full view, his words coming through as clear as crystal. Speaking for myself and I’m sure many more of my vintage I found it great to sit in the comfort of my own home for Mass and still feel a part of it all, joined by our people from all over the globe in one big celebration of the birth of Christ. The Christmas Crib all newly painted and surrounded by lush branches of green ivy was placed as usual at the bottom of the church where it is still intact and where people can pay homage any time as the church is open every day.   Hand sanitisers available the whole time.  There is a collection box at the Crib and the money raised there goes to good causes every year.  In ways I suppose we are seeing our Alter for the first time in many ways. Never before has it been held in our full gaze for so long and it looks so beautiful. The mosaic walls, the marble pulpit, altar and steps, the brass candle sticks and flower vases filled with a profusion of fresh flowers and the overhead lighting casting lustre on it all, the huge picture window at the back. Whenever you hear something praised to the hilt, there is nearly always a BUT. I suppose it’s an age thing with me and with all health and safety regulations being  drummed into us every day, I can’t but notice the absence of handrails on the steps of the altar to see the Padres negotiating them in their flowing robes makes me nervous. Every place we know that has steps even a couple has handrails. Our beloved clergy is going through very difficult times at the moment. It can’t be easy for them to come on the altar and minister to an empty house. We’ve heard of a flock without a shepherd, but a shepherd without a flock, can’t be easy .

[read more …] “Eily’s Report 5th January”

Recalling the 98th Anniversary of Carnegie Hall Attack on 4th Jan. 1923

We thank John P.Kelleher for reminding us of this important Anniversary which occurs on Monday, 4th Jan. 2021.  A full and excellent comprehensive account of this milestone event in the history of Millstreet may be viewed here:  http://www.millstreet.ie/blog/2017/01/03/this-day-91-years-ago-today-in-millstreet

Millstreet’s Carnegie Hall 2020.
Millstreet’s Carnegie Hall in 1980s.

 

“Lunchtime Favourites” Sunday 3rd Jan. 2021 – 12.30 to 1.30pm

We invite you to submit your Requests for our weekly Music Request Show “Lunchtime Favourites” (Sunday, 3rd Jan. 2021) on Cork Music Station which is broadcast today from 12:30pm until 1.30pm.   This is our first Lunchtime programme of the New Year where our songs and music reflect the favourite songs and music of the past year .  Just email your requests anytime either to corkmusicstation @gmail.com OR to millstreetmuseum @gmail.com or text/WhatsApp to 086 825 0074.   Or check out the Seán Radley Facebook Page.  (S.R.)

Millstreet New Year Scene at Dusk.
One of the many uplifting festive signs viewed at Millstreet Town Park.