Wonderfully Successful Annual General Meeting of Millstreet Community Council

Pictured at the very successful AGM of Millstreet Community Council in the Wallis Arms Hotel on Tuesday night, 20th Feb. 2018. Tremendous credit is due to the superbly dedicated Officers and Committee Members who achieve so much in our area and greatly enhance our overall Community. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)

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Eily’s Report 20th February

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

I must congratulate the lovely Maggie Moynihan of Coalpits in Cullen on winning the All Ireland Final of the Scór Solo Singing which was held in Sligo at the weekend. The people of Cullen and their award winning pipe band turned out amid blazing bonfires to welcome their young star home on Sunday evening. The last such accolade to be won in Cullen was back in the 70s which made Maggie’s win all the sweeter. No doubt we’ll be hearing more about her in the future.


The AGM of the Community Council will be held tonight at the Wallis Arms Hotel, starting at 8 and all are welcome.


[read more …] “Eily’s Report 20th February”

“Radio Treasures” On Air 9:30 to 11pm on CMS This Tuesday

Radio Treasures tonight (Tuesday, 20th Feb. 2018) on air – including special features and updates at 10pm – from 9:30 until 11pm on www.corkmusicstation.com (S.R.)  Our 10pm Interview is with Pat Breen of Millstreet during which Pat chats about Radio Maria Ireland, the Legion of Mary and Millstreet Pitch & Putt.

Pat Breen being interviewed by Seán Radley for CMS. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)

And tonight we include references to the following images:

CMS Award Night at The Pub in Carriganima on Sat. night.


One of our happiest snow photographs – Safe from the snow Eileen and Declan Cotter with their wonderful pet dog “Buddy”!
Maggie Moynihan Wins the All-Ireland Scór Solo Singing Competition in Sligo – Here attending a magnificent welcome home reception in Cullen.
Maura Sheehan of Boherbue presented a magnificent programme at Millstreet Gramophone Circle on Friday night. Maura is pictured holding the CD with just a section of the capacity audience.
Celina O’Mahony with her Cousins before the Shave Event and below after the event. Celina will be doing Volunteering Work in India later in the year and the Bush Bar Event was a most successful fundraiser.

[read more …] ““Radio Treasures” On Air 9:30 to 11pm on CMS This Tuesday”

“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, 18th Feb. 2018 on C103 at 7.  (S.R.)

This week on ‘Where the road takes me’, John Greene travels to Rosscarbery
where he meets the Furey brothers George and Eddie. This year the band
celebrate forty years in the music business.

On the programme……

* ‘The music or the pick and shovel lads’ – Ted Furey’s career
advice to his sons.

* Playing inside and outside of Carnegie hall in New York on the
same day.

* ‘Celebration Time’ – leading Kool & the Gang astray with an Irish
party, during a stint on ‘Top of the Pops’.

And…. [read more …] ““Where the Road Takes Me” at 7 this Evening on C103″

Creative Writing for Adults at Millstreet Library

Do you have a secret longing to write?
A series of workshops
Creative Writing for Adults
will be held in
Millstreet Library. 
Classes are free of charge
but places are limited.
If you would like to attend contact the library on 029 21920 or email millstreet.library @corkcoco.ie

We thank Grace for the important notice.  (S.R.)

“Radio Treasures” on CMS Tonight from 9 to 11 Features Anna’s Magnificent Concert

Tuesday night is usually “Radio Treasures” broadcast night but this week the programme will be transmitted from 9 to 11 pm on this Thursday (15th Feb. 2018) on www.corkmusicstation.com .   And we have a very special programme tonight featuring the highlights of Anna Buckley’s magnificent Fundraising HOPE Concert which took place at Millstreet GAA Community Hall on Saturday night.   Mike Murphy of Cork Music Station  very kindly broadcast his programme on Tuesday night in the “Radio Treasures” slot.  Happy Listening!  Below we feature three of the many images from Saturday’s superb Concert.  Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)


St. Valentine’s Day 2018 in Millstreet

On this Ash Wednesday we’re also celebrating St. Valentine’s Day 2018.   To experience the special day in Millstreet we visit St. Patrick’s Church, Herlihy’s Centra (where Pancake Day 2018 was especially marked by a wonderful fundraiser for “Cork’s Penny Dinners” on Shrove Tuesday), O’Keeffe’s Supervalu and Pat’s Minor Row Hair Salon window – we share images from all these venues.  Click on the pictures to enlarge.  (S.R.)   [read more …] “St. Valentine’s Day 2018 in Millstreet”

Missing Jack Russell Dog Back Home Again

“Scout” is a male Jack Russell pet dog who had last been seen in the Aunagloor area of Millstreet on Wednesday (7th Feb. 2018).  He is brown and white and is between 6 and 7 years old.  He loves getting drives on tractors.  We are so delighted to report that Scout is now back home to the joy of his dedicated Owner.     Sincere thanks to All who very kindly responded to our request to help find the pet dog .  (S.R.)

Death Notice: Julia Dunne (née Lucey), Dysert

On Monday 12th February, in Cork University Hospital, Julia Dunne (née Lucey), beloved wife of the late Sèan, loving mother of the late Julia Mary and Dermie. Sadly missed by her loving family, son William, daughter Margaret, grandchildren, great grandchildren Lexie and Ryan, sister Mary, son-in-law Vincent, daughter-in-law Mary, sister-in-law, nephews, nieces, relatives, neighbours and friends.
May She Rest in Peace
Reposing in Graces’s funeral home, Kanturk on Tuesday from 6pm followed by removal at 8pm to St John’s Church, Dromagh. Requiem Mass on Wednesday at 1pm followed by burial in Dromagh Cemetery. [1]

Friday’s Snow Scenes in Millstreet

The brief appearance of snow in the Millstreet area on Friday (9th Feb. 2018) brought some truly wintery scenes especially on higher ground.  Here we share some four such images.  Click on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.)

Clara Mountain as viewed from Mount Leader.
Clara Road as viewed from Mount Leader.
Mushera Mountain as viewed from Millstreet Town Park.
Looking West from Millstreet Town Park.

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Death Notice: Joan Herlihy (née O Leary), Knockane

The death has occurred of Joan HERLIHY (née O Leary), Knockane, Cullen. On February 9th 2018, unexpectedly in CUH following a short illness. Beloved wife of the late Michael and sister of the late Matthew and mother-in-law of the late Helena, dear sister of Patrick and John. Loving mother of Mary (O‘Donoghue), Pat, Kathleen (Mulkeen) and Noreen (Buckley). Sadly missed by her sons in-law Pat, Seamus, and Donagh, sister-in-law Kathleen, grandchildren, nephew Conor, grand niece and nephew, neighbours relatives and friends.

Reposing at her residence in Knockane, Cullen, on Sunday from 3pm to 6pm. Requiem Mass in The Church of The Nativity, Cullen, on Monday at 12 noon. Burial afterwards to the adjoining cemetery. May she rest in peace. [1]

“Where the Road Takes Me” in Beara Peninsula This Sunday on C103

We thank Presenter John Greene re advance information about his radio feature this Sunday, 11th February 2018 at 7pm on C103.  (S.R.)

IN this week’s Where the road takes me, John Greene concludes his visit to
the Beara Peninsula.

IN this week’s Where the road takes me, John Greene concludes his visit to
the Beara Peninsula.

This Week:

* Frying doughnuts for the BBC

* WE join Castletownbere lifeboat crew on a training exercise in
Gale-Force Ten conditions.

* Effects of the famine still felt in Beara at the very end of the
19th century – Help arrives from Dublin’s Lord Mayor.

* And we look back at dancing days in the old Beara Hall to ‘Nano
Nano & her electric piano.

Where the road takes me goes to air at 7 on this Sunday evening on C103.

* Frying doughnuts for the BBC

* WE join Castletownbere lifeboat crew on a training exercise in
Gale-Force Ten conditions. [read more …] ““Where the Road Takes Me” in Beara Peninsula This Sunday on C103″

Superb Presentation by An Garda Síochána at Meeting

A truly excellent presentation by members of An Garda Síochána – Crime Prevention Officer Ian O’Callaghan,  Sgt. Paul Lynch and  Garda Denis Curtin – took place at the Wallis Arms Hotel on Tuesday night. It was chaired by Noel Buckley with extra information provided by Marie Twomey and Michelle O’Keeffe. Pictured in the front row – the Coordinators – joined by a large attendance. Click on the image to enlarge. (S.R.)  Our photograph from last night’s wonderfully informative meeting features on the Garda Síochána – Cork, Kerry & Limerick – Southern Region Facebook. It was uploaded by Crime Prevention Officer Ian O’Callaghan.


Eily’s Report – 6th February

Dia is mhuire diobh go leir a Cairde and welcome to my weekly report from Millstreet.

And what a wonderful weekend it has been. Dawn to dawn celebrations.  It started well with the Bradley Family winning our Lotto Jackpot of €8,400.

Then the Knocknagree All Ireland victory in Croke Park on Saturday.  That night  Cullen GAA lauded their brilliant team of ‘67 who won no less than three cups that year, and every man was presented with a beautiful plaque, comprising of a photograph of the team plus a medal. The presentation was made by Jeffrey O Sullivan  (lifelong President of the Club), at a gala social  held at the East Avenue Hotel on Saturday night.

But there was no time to sit back, next door neighbours Kanturk were in the hot seat next day in Croke Park where they continued the winning streak by claiming  All Ireland victory at  Hurling. They partied away the hours at the famed Red Cow Hotel, to the live entertainment of our own Kelt.

And Johnnie Sextons last minute score took us back to ’87 and Pakie Bonners brilliant save which led us to the World Cup.

It almost too much to take in. Congratulations all round.

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Matthew Receives His Magnificent Local Lotto Cheque

At the Wallis Arms Hotel on Sunday night members of Millstreet Local Lotto Committee joined the Winner (and Friends) of the magnificent cheque of €8,400.00. Holding the cheque (from left): Winner Matthew Bradley of Coachford who also has close connections to Millstreet Parish; Marie Twomey of Millstreet Local Lotto Committee and Michelle Whelan who sold the winning ticket and received €840.00. Lots more pictures to follow later. Click on the image to enlarge. (S.R.)

Death Notice: Con Horgan, Dysert

The death has occurred on  Thursday 1st February 2018 of Con Horgan, Dysert, Dromagh, Cork. Peacefully and unexpectedly at his home beloved husband of Ann [née O’Connell] and loving and adored father of Conor, Lisa, and Sinead, and cherished son of the late Sean and Eilish [née Murphy] sadly missed by his loving family brothers Eddie and John, sisters Mary[O’Flynn], Kathleen [Cregan] and Siobhan [O’Connor], daughter in law Satomi, brothers in law and sisters in law Michael, Eamonn, Mike, Una, Kathleen, Noreen, Catherine, Bridie May, Maureen, and Jimmy, nieces and nephews grand-nephews god children Eamon and Harry, aunt Sheila, Fr. Andrew Reen, cousins relatives neighbours and friends . Suaimhneas síoraí dá anam dílis.

Reposing at St John’s Church, Dromagh on Sunday from 3pm to 6 pm Requiem Mass on Monday at 11 am burial afterwards in Dromagh Cemetery.[1]

Death Notice: Catherine Carroll (née O’Sullivan), Killarney

The death has occurred of Catherine CARROLL (née O’Sullivan)
Mill Road, Killarney, Co. Kerry / Farranfore, Co. Kerry.

And formerly of Killeagh, Farranfore. Beloved wife of the late Dan and loving mother of Denis, Donal, Pat and the late Seán. Very sadly missed and dearly loved by her family, daughters-in-law Marie, Ann, Helena and Fiona, her grandchildren Avril (Vancover, Canada), Orla, Darragh, Claudia (Chicago, USA), Ciara and Daniel, her cousins, relatives, neighbours and her many friends and the staff and residents at Our Lady Of Lourdes Care Facility, Kilcummin.

May She Rest In Peace.

Reposing at O’Shea’s Funeral Home, Cathedral Place, Killarney on Sunday evening from 4.00 pm to 6.00 pm. Removal at 6.00 pm on Sunday evening to St. Mary’s Cathedral. Requiem Mass on Monday morning at 10.30am, burial afterwards in Aghadoe Cemetery, Killarney.

Date Published: Friday 2nd February 2018 

Date of Death: Friday 2nd February 2018

The late Mrs. Catherine Carroll was mother-in-law of Marie (née Radley) formerly of The Square, Millstreet.   For many years I had the great privilege of knowing the late Mrs. Carroll, R.I.P..   Through her wonderful kindness, dedication to her Family, superb knowledge of the history of Killarney and beyond, consistent interest in all things local and great love of Radio Kerry, her inspiring example as a true Christian and her unique gift of making All feel so very welcome at all times – this real Lady has so enriched all our lives in a very special way.  Ní bheidh a leithéidí arís ann.  Ar dheis Dé go raibh a hanam dílis.  (S.R.) 


Michael’s Superb Presentation at Boherbue’s “Music Room”

It was Michael Cronin who presented a truly excellent programme of music and song with special emphasis on the 1960s and 1970s – at “The Music Room” in Boherbue on Thursday, 1st February – Feast of St. Brigid and on a night of the very impressive “blue moon” which I visually captured on the way home! (S.R.)

Presenter Michael Cronin is pictured at centre with CD in hand joined by just some of the very large audience who enjoyed the very best of music and song. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)

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Eily’s Report – 30th January

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

There is a great uplifting air about the place in spite of the weather this week. The  Millstreet Got Talent Contest was an outstanding success.

Since the heats began last December there has been widespread  speculation, with the results of each  one, building up excitement  to the grand finale which went ahead at the Wallis Arms Hotel last Friday Night. The finalists performed to a full house and the results were deemed fair to all.

The lingering  of flu epidemic  took it’s toll on one popular finalist and indeed upon myself. And I was very sorry that I missed it. But while licking my wounds I couldn’t help having a happy feeling about it all. Happy in my own way that it went ahead without me. And that, after over forty years, I was able to sit back and leave it all to a group of fine young people who are willing to put their shoulder to the wheel, with the help of course of a number of the old reliables.

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Much Appreciated Cheque Presentation to R.O.C.S. at Wallis Arms Hotel

Following a very successful fundraising Women’s Little Christmas Event 2018 at the Wallis Arms Hotel in January a very generous cheque was presented to R.O.C.S. (Reach Out Cancer Support) at the Hotel on Friday, 26th Jan. 2018.  We share a selection of images from the Presentation. Sincere thanks to Mary Bucke and Ethan Desmond for assisting us with some of the photographs.  Click on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.)

Billy Sheahan (Coordinator of Christmas Event) presents the cheque to Helen Meaney of R.O.C.S.. Also included are Members of R.O.C.S..
Mairéad Daly and Michelle O’Keeffe accept the generous cheque from Billy Sheahan.

And we share further images of the Presentation… [read more …] “Much Appreciated Cheque Presentation to R.O.C.S. at Wallis Arms Hotel”

Rescheduled “Radio Treasures” on Cork Music Station Thursday from 9:00 to 11:00pm

Due to the fact that Broadband Coverage was not available in our Millstreet Studio last night (Tuesday) we were not able to broadcast “Radio Treasures” as scheduled.  William Fitzgerald kindly transmitted his own Thursday Show instead.   Consequently “Radio Treasures” will this week be broadcast this Thursday (25th Jan. 2018) from 9 to 11pm (an extra half-hour bonus!)…Seán R.

Tomorrow (Thursday, 25th Jan. 2018)….We feature the very best of music and song  and we have a selection of musings of a wide and interesting variety.  We reflect on last Friday’s Millstreet Gramophone Circle and on Sunday’s Vintage Event.  We talk about Killarney House which has recently been superbly renovated.

It was Eithne O’Keeffe of Boherbue (holding CD) who superbly presented her musical programme at Millstreet Gramophone Circle on Friday night. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)

  We continue out musical tour to such places as Portugal, Italy, New Zealand, England, America, Medjugorje to mention but some interesting locations we visit musically.   We also feature interviews with “Winny” of “Mrs. Brown’s Boys“.  We listen to wonderful music from Lisselton and there’s more – much more!

At 10pm we continue to share the Years of the “8” when we hear about what happened in 1978, 1988, 1998 and 2008.

And we especially remember those who have recently gone to their Eternal Reward.   In particular we recall the very special occasion at Buttevant Church in May 2017 when the late Marie Collins was present with her Family and Friends to witness the CD launch of the Shandrum Céilí Band with which Marie’s Family is closely linked.  At dheis Dé go raibh a hanam dílis.  Many images of that very memorable occasion may be viewed on:    http://www.millstreet.ie/blog/2017/05/09/shandrum-ceili-band-cd-launch-on-radio-treasures-tonight

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 

[read more …] “Rescheduled “Radio Treasures” on Cork Music Station Thursday from 9:00 to 11:00pm”

The End of an Era in Millstreet?

It’s about twenty five years since the Sisters of the Infant Jesus left Drishane  Castle as their numbers began to get smaller, and vocations dried up. At the time they moved to the other side of town where they bought a house, renovated it extensively, named it Drishane House, and continued their mission. Alas time waits for nobody, and over time their numbers have dwindled further, to the point where only a few now remain in Drishane House. So it wasn’t with a huge surprise that Drishane House has been put up for sale, but it is a sad thought that the Drishane Nuns may no longer be in Millstreet. Details and photos of the sale are on Daft.ie.

Death Notice: Dan Duggan, Glenleigh

The death has occurred on Wednesday 24th January 2018 of Dan Duggan, Glenleigh, Rathcoole, Cork. Passed away peacefully surrounded by his family at Mallow General Hospital, husband of the late Nora and the late grandson Mark. Deeply regretted by his loving family, sons Donal, John, Eddie, Martin and Gerald, daughters Mary and Norma, nieces, nephews, grandchildren, daughters-in-law, sons-in-law, relatives, neighbours and friends. Lying in Repose at Tarrants Funeral Home, Millstreet, Rosary tonight at 8pm. Removal on Thursday from 6pm to 8pm to St Patrick’s Church, Millstreet. Requiem Mass on Friday at 10am and burial afterwards to St. Mary’s Cemetery, Millstreet. [1] [fb]

Eily’s Report – 23rd January

Dia is Mhuire díobh go léir a chairde, agus welcome to my Millstreet Report.

It’s only a few days away now and spirits are rising high here in Millstreet as we look forward to the finals of the Millstreet got Talent  Competition, which will be held at the Wallis Arms Hotel on Friday night next, January 26th. There is a fine line-out of stars, all intent on going away with some of the generous prize money of €800, sponsored by Millstreet Community Council.

The following is the list –

  • Gerard O Hanlon , representing by Colemans.
  • Ml. Doyle,Conor Crowley and Denis McSweeney, representing Dennehy Transport.
  • Sarah Dennehey  Representing the Camogie Club.
  • Laura Dunlea and Patrick Flynn, Representing McCarthy’s Bar.
  • Emily O Connell,  Representing The Bush Bar.
  • Conor, Donal and James Representing Linehans Garage.
  • Declan Healy, RepresentingThe Pub in Carriginma.

After the interval we have.

  • Muireann Buckley Representing Noel C Duggans.
  • Anna Buckley and Leah Murphy, Representing The Camogie Club.
  • Marie O Neil,  Darragh Twomey and Edel O Keeffe Representing the Athletic Club.
  • Daniel Kelleher, representing The Pub In Carriganima.
  • Sinead Guiney,representing The Coursing Club.
  • Niamh Sheehan, representing Millstreet Community Council.

Noel Buckley will be the MC for the night and it promises to be an event not to be missed. Admission, is €5, and it starts at 9pm.

[read more …] “Eily’s Report – 23rd January”