Millstreet’s Luke O’Donoghue to Represent Ireland in Slovenia

Millstreet’s Luke O’Donoghue is to represent Ireland in early August in Slovenia at the World Junior Angling Championships. Sincere congratulations to 15 year old Luke and every success in such a hugely prestigious event. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)

 

Luke’s Grandfather – Michael Murphy and his Father – Billy – have truly inspired Luke as they both have a long and very successful history in the World of Fishing.


[read more …] “Millstreet’s Luke O’Donoghue to Represent Ireland in Slovenia”

“In The Light of Other Days” by Margaret O’Donoghue Sullivan – Splendid Autobiography

“In The Light of Other Days” by Margaret O’Donoghue Sullivan 

“In the Light of Other Days” is an autobiography from Margaret O’Donoghue Sullivan and documents her childhood growing up in rural Ireland.

Margaret lived on a farm with her parents and siblings and the love and importance of family was at the heart of this. The book contains fondly recalled events and stories during the author’s childhood as well as detailing the changing face of farming during the industrialisation of Ireland and of Ireland’s rich history, infused with evocative poetry.

The book is available in Wordsworth Millstreet, Easons bookshop Killarney, Eagers bookshop Killarney, Amazon. It’s a great read for adults and also for children.

We thank Margaret of Rathduane for presenting a copy of her splendid recently published book to Millstreet Museum.  It was the very well known Tom McSweeney who recently launched the Book in Killarney.  Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)

Kate Mary & Grandson Podge Collins Feature on Prestigious Match Programme 2017

We thank Marie Casey, Cloghoula for very kindly sending us this superb image which recently appeared in the official Match Programme in Thurles at the recent Cork v. Clare Match. Podge Collins is of course the truly superb G.A.A. Sportsman from Co. Clare and Kate Mary Cremin of Cullen is his Grandmother. Sincere congratulations to both on such highly prestigious national coverage. Kate Mary indicated to me that she had to be in Smithfield Square, Dublin not long after 7am for the photo shoot with her Grandson! Click on the picture to enlarge. (S.R.)

Death Notice: Nell Barry (née Heaphy), Dromagh

Peacefully surrounded by her loving family and in the loving and tender care of the staff of Mallow General Hospital on Tuesday 18th July 2017, Ellen (Nell), formerly of Anablaha, Killarney, wife of the late Peter and beloved mother of Kathleen, Eileen and Mary. Deeply regretted by her loving family, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, brother, sisters, sons-in-law, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nephews, nieces, relatives and a large circle of friends. May she rest in peace.
Reposing in Grace’s Funeral Home, Kanturk. Rosary on Wednesday at 5:30pm, followed by removal at 8pm to the Church of the Immaculate Conception, Kanturk. Requiem Mass on Thursday at 12 noon. Funeral afterwards to St. Mary’s Cemetery, Millstreet.

Eily’s Report – 18th July

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

Get ready  once again, to welcome 16 countries  to Millstreet this week for the FEI  European  Championships which will be held at our mighty Green Glens / Drishane Complex and will run from July 19th to 23rd inclusive. Here is the list of Countries that are coming: Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Great Britain, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Spain, Switzerland, and Sweden.  Since early last week they’ve been arriving, and filling the town with excitement as we prepare for the grand opening Parade  which will take place through the town at 6.30 on tomorrow Wednesday evening, July 19th. Welcome signs are placed on all the approach roads. The town will be decorated with bunting and the flags of the visiting countries. People are asked to decorate their windows and places of business and there will be a prize for the best one.

Following the Parade  which will be led by the Millstreet Pipe Band. All are invited along to the Green Glens for a  free  concert of live music and a performance by the mighty Fusion Fighters, for the official opening of the 2017  FEI European Championships. For young riders of 18/21.

Please pass the word around so that nobody will miss this spectacular performance.

On Thursday night July 20th at the Green Glens, meet the athletes from the 16 countries at a BBQ . Limited number of tickets available at the office, 02970800.

[read more …] “Eily’s Report – 18th July”

A Very Happy 60th Birthday Martin

We extend sincere Birthday Greetings to Martin Goggin who celebrated his 60th Birthday on 17th July 2017. We thank Miriam O’Sullivan for the selection of images who states “I am sharing a few photographs from his party with his friends at the COPE Foundation in Mallow. The last photograph shows Martin cutting his birthday cake assisted by his housemother Cathleen O’Brien. We his family and his many friends wish him a very happy birthday on this important milestone.” Click on the pictures to enlarge. (S.R.)

Death Notice: St. Carmel O’Sullivan, Infant Jesus Sisters, Drishane

O’Sullivan (Cork and late of Newcastle West, Co Limerick): On July 12, 2017, peacefully, at the Bon Secours Hospital, Cork, Sr. Carmel, Sisters of the Infant Jesus, Drishane and St Joseph’s, Model Farm Road, beloved daughter of the late James and Brigid and dearly loved sister of the late Bernie Dooley. Deeply mourned by her Community, nieces Lilian, Philippa and Gemma, nephew Pat, brother-in-law Tom, grandnieces, grandnephews, relatives and many friends.

Reception Prayers at 4.30pm on Thursday in the Church of the Holy Spirit, Dennehy’s Cross. Requiem Mass at 11.00am on Friday. Funeral afterwards to the Convent Plot, Drishane Cemetery, Millstreet. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a h-anam dílis.  [read more …] “Death Notice: St. Carmel O’Sullivan, Infant Jesus Sisters, Drishane”

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

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

 

This week on Where the road takes me, we feature the second programme dealing with influences on the revival, survival and progression of Irish Traditonal music.

This week John Greene looks at the contribution of three musicians, who are regarded as being exponents in the art of playing their favourite instruments. [read more …] ““Where the Road Takes Me” on C103 This Sunday at 7pm”

“Radio Treasures” Tonight from 9.30 to 11.00 on Cork Music Station

Among the many items about which we shall be chatting on “Radio Treasures” tonight … Reviewing our recent Pilgrimage to Knock Shrine, Co. Mayo.  Lots of excellent music from all over the world and of course, Ireland.   And musings aplenty also. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.) To access the programme please tune into www.corkmusicstation.com Do log into the Seán Radley Facebook to communicate with the Show or text 086 825 0074.   Happy Listening!  (S.R.)

We feature Norah’s magnificent song on our programme tonight. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)

[read more …] ““Radio Treasures” Tonight from 9.30 to 11.00 on Cork Music Station”

Cork North West Branch of MS Ireland’s Annual Pilgrimage to Knock Shrine, Co. Mayo

Pictured in the Apparition Church at Knock Shrine, Co. Mayo on Thursday, 6th July 2017 – participants of the Cork North West Branch of MS Ireland including (at centre back) Fr. E. Murphy of Galway who celebrated the special Mass for the Group attending the Annual Three-day Pilgrimage.  Click on the image to enlarge.  (Picture: Seán Radley)

Eily’s Report – 11th July

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

This is the year 2017, and it marks the  centenary of the third apparition of Our Blessed Lady of Fatima, and in honour of this important occasion, many religious events are taking place all over the country. On this Thursday night, July 13th the Holy Rosary will be recited at Aubane Social Centre, at 7.30 and will continue to be said there on the Thursday night, of every month though out the year.

In Gneeveguilla Church a healing Mass by Fr. John Keane will be said on this Thursday night July 13th, starting at 7.30, again in honour of Our Lady of Fatima. Please give them your best support.

The Cullen and District Special Needs Association will hold their annual Harvest Afternoon on Sunday July 23rd. Helpers always welcome . Please give them your best support.

 

Well done to the 127 people who gave blood when the Blood Donor clinic came to the GAA Hall recently.

[read more …] “Eily’s Report – 11th July”

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

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

Two of the reasons regularly put forward for the survival of traditional music in Ireland are that the country was not one of the battlegrounds in either of the two world wars, and also that our economy was largely agricultural, where tradition usually lives and thrives.

In a four part programme on ‘Where the road takes me’, John Greene looks at some of the other reasons, like the influences of some of our most talented musicians, composers and collectors.

We look at the enormous contribution of Irish traditional music collector and Anglican Minister Canon James Goodman, curate of Ardgroom, Rector of Skibbereen and Canon of Ross in the late nineteenth century. [read more …] ““Where the Road Takes Me” on C103 at 7 This Evening”

Death Notice: Joan Fitzpatrick, Dromagh

The death has occurred on Thursday 6th July 2017 of Joan Fitzpatrick, Dromahoe, Dromagh, Cork.

Peacefully, in her 90th year, surrounded by the wonderful staff at Araglan Nursing Home, Boherbue. Deeply regretted by her nieces, relatives, neighbours, many friends, residents of the Cannon O’Donovan Centre and the nursing home. Rest in Peace.

Reposing in Tarrant’s Funeral Home, Millstreet, on Friday from 6.30pm followed by removal to St. Patrick’s Church, Millstreet, at 8pm. Requiem Mass on Saturday at 11am. Burial afterwards in St. Mary’s Cemetery.

Dromtariffe Parish Hall Committee Next Community Walk

The next Dromtariffe Parish Hall Committee community walk will take place Thursday 6th July (weather permitting). Focus on this occasion is Keale Bridge. Everybody welcome. If in doubt because of weather or for further information, please contact 087 0648108 or 086 3720960.  We thank Christine for this important notice.  (S.R.)  

Sincere Thanks to All Who Made the Official Opening of Millstreet Daycare Centre Such a Superb Success

The Management of Millstreet Daycare Centre wish to thank all of you who attended our recent opening and very generously gave donations on the day.

A special thanks to those who gave their time and expertise voluntarily on the day.

  • Jerry Pat, Olga, Paulina and Claire who did great work on the BBQ.
  • Mary Jo and Pat Bucke for entertaining us with their music and songs.
  • Sheila , Vera, Mary, Teresa, Breda, Sheila and Danny for providing the lovely tea/coffee and refreshments.
  • Aoife and Jennifer for decorating the young boys and girls with their face painting.
  • The Red Cross for providing ambulance and first aid cover.
  • The wonderful photographers Seanie, Breda and Geraldine. Also to John Tarrant for highlighting our day on the Corkman.
  • To all the Day Centre staff, Maureen, Denis, Chris and others who did trojan work in preparation for the day and to everyone else who helped in any way. We really appreciate the voluntary contribution from the members of the community.  
  • We thank Mary Feeley for this important message.  (S.R.)

Many thanks to all of you for making the day the success it was.

Our next “Radio Treasures” Tonight on Internet Radio Cork Music Station on American Independence Day

Among the many topics on which we focus on this 4th July – Jimmy O’Leary meeting with Mícheál Ó M. in Killarney on Sunday…Thanks to Jerry Pat for the splendid picture. (S.R.)

Our next “Radio Treasures” on Internet Radio Cork Music Station will be broadcast on American Independence Day – Tuesday 4th July 2017 from 9:30 to 11:00pm.   Since we’ve now commenced transmitting on Internet Radio we note an increasing number of new Listeners.  Much of this is because it is now much easier to access our Local Radio Station (broadcast globally) once one has an Internet Radio.  A reminder of the steps to follow to access:

Turn on Internet Radio.  Go to Menu…to All Stations…Local Ireland…Country…And there you will find Cork Music Station.  Save it on a specific button so that one can just press that selected button anytime to access our Radio Station.   Happy Listening!  (S.R.)

Eily’s Report – 4th July

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

The 5 mile road race in memory of the late great Willie Neenan which was held last Friday evening was proof of the fact the he is well remembered by the people of his native Millstreet. The weather was great and the buzz around the town had to be seen to be believed. There was no shortage of competitors and no shortage of stewards. Everybody rowed in, in whatever way they could to make the event truly momentous. The Band was out, the town was a maze of stop signs and go signs and stewards in hi-viz jackets to make sure that all went without a hitch.  Some people walked the route while others ran, some at great speed. The fastest I heard completed the 5 mile run in 21 minutes. Well done to all concerned and it was lovely to see so much co-operation  and merriment in memory of  the well-known Willie Neenan.

Our Pipe band played at the Munster Final which took place in Killarney on Sunday.

[read more …] “Eily’s Report – 4th July”

Wishing Kevin Every Good Luck in Killarney

Every good luck to Sportsman Supreme, Kevin Crowley at the Munster Final in Killarney today where Millstreet Pipe Band is also attending following a long proud tradition. Kevin recently hoisted the third Green Flag at Derrinagree N.S. where he attended for his Primary Education. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)

[read more …] “Wishing Kevin Every Good Luck in Killarney”

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

We thank Presenter John Greene for the following advance information regarding this evening’s radio documentary.  (S.R.)

This year C103 are the sole media partners for the ‘Make your mark on Cancer’ walk which is now in its’ fifth year. The walk Begins at 10am from the Viaduct in Cork on Sunday July 16th next, passing through Innishannon and taking the high road to Bandon and on to the Town Hall. So far they have raised 200,000 Euro for the Mercy Hospital Foundation, and the target this year is to reach the quarter million mark. The walk is in memory of thirty five year old Mark Prendergast who lost a brave battle against testicular cancer at the Mercy Hospital in 2012.

This week on ‘Where the road takes me’, John Greene pays a visit to the Prendergast family to hear the poignant story of a young father, husband, brother and son, whose death has since given hope and comfort to others. [read more …] ““Where the Road Takes Me” at 7 This Evening on C103″

Eily’s Report – 27th June

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

The Annual Mass at St. Johns Well takes place this evening Tuesday June 27th. Starting at 7.30. Lets hope it will be blessed with fine weather.

Once again we have a feast of Equestrian Events to look forward to in the months ahead at the wonderful Green Glens/Drishane Complex. These are some important dates for your diary, some almost at our doorstep already:

  • FEI European Eventing Championships – Monday 17th July to Sunday 23rd July.
  • Millstreet International Horse Show – Tuesday 1st August to Sunday 6th August.
  • Millstreet International Horse Trials – Tuesday 22nd to Sunday 27th August.

Please take note of these important dates and be ready to support them as they come on stream. Again we look forward to a spectacular parade through the town with many nations taking part. [millstreet.horse]

[read more …] “Eily’s Report – 27th June”

Annual Medjugorje Anniversary Mass in Tralee on Monday, 3rd July at 7:30pm

Our Annual Medjugorje Anniversary Mass takes place in St. Brendan’s Church, Tralee on Monday next 3rd July 2017.  Rosary and Confession take place before Mass which commences at 7.30 p.m. There will be Adoration of the Most Blessed Sacrament after Mass. Refreshments afterwards in the Parish Centre.  We thank Breda King for this important notice.  (S.R.)

International First Holy Communion 2017 in Millstreet

Recently at St. Patrick’s Church, Millstreet two ladies from Malawi in Africa having been dedicatedly prepared by Sr. Rosemary Barter of Drishane House, Killarney Road – received their First Holy Communion during a mid-week Mass concelebrated by Canon John Fitzgerald, P.P. and Fr. Paddy O’Byrne.  Following the special ceremony the congregation congratulated the two Communicants and their families.  Later refreshments were enjoyed at “Nibbles” in West End.  Click on the images to enlarge.   We thank Mike Riordan for providing us with the names of the families. (S.R.)

Prudence Milonde and Bertha Musa are the two ladies who received their First Holy Communion. Their husbands are Frank Ndema and Chimango Manondo respectively. Their children are Ashley and Terence.  They are all from Malawi, Africa.

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

We thank John Greene, Presenter, for the following advance information re this evening’s radio feature (S.R.):

You don’t have to be a Leonardo Da Vinci or an Alan Titchmarsh to take part in the ‘Gardens and Galleries Trail’ which happens in Innishannon the weekend after next – (Sat July1st & Sun July 2nd). The novel idea last year to hold a week end garden and art trail was such a success that the Friends of Innishannon and the Tidy Towns committee have once again joined forces for what promises to be an exciting two days in the village.

On this week’s edition of ‘Where the road takes me’, and accompanied by local author Alice Taylor, John Greene pays a visit to some of the gardens and galleries to meet the owners. [read more …] ““Where the Road Takes Me” on C103 at 7 This Evening”

Donncha Raises the Wonderfully Impressive Fifth Flag for Cullen N.S.

Sincere congratulations to Cullen N.S. on recently being awarded their hugely impressive fifth Green Flag. What a marvellous achievement. Great credit is due to all who have so dedicatedly contributed to such success. It was sportsman supreme, Donncha O’Connor who recently hoisted the most recent 2017 Flag. We have also been provided with a full report seen below and we share a selection of images from the very special occasion. Click on the pictures to enlarge. (S.R.)

And we continue to share lots more images and a full report:

Cullen N.S. was awarded its fifth Green Flag, the Biodiversity flag, on Thursday, May 11th at the Radisson Blu in Cork.  Four members of Cullen National Schools Green-School committee were presented with the coveted flag in recognition of the school’s environmental endeavours over the course of the past two years.  Various changes were made to the school grounds as part of Cullen N.S.’s Green-School Action Plan.  Nesting boxes for wild birds were attached to trees near the playground and a bird feeder was also erected.  A leaf-pile, a log-pile and a bug-hotel were created for mini-beasts to make themselves at home and an area of grass was cordoned off to be left unmanaged so that Irish wildflowers could thrive.  Pupils of Cullen N.S. also engaged in many biodiversity educational activities: They planted radishes, cress, broad beans, microgreens and a willow tree in the school field.  An ecologist and environmental educator visited the school to educate pupils on the variety of wild Irish birds and animals.  Senior class pupils enjoyed a trip to Fota wildlife park, where they learned all about the many wild animals of the world, threats to their existence as well as Fota’s quest to remain environmentally friendly.  Nuala, from I.R.D. Duhallow, came as a guest-speaker to inform pupils, parents and members of the community about invasive species in Duhallow and I.R.D.’s quest to eradicate Japanese Knotweed and Himalayan Balsam from local riverbanks and ditches.  Staff, pupils, parents and members of the community were delighted to welcome Donncha O’Connor, senior Cork footballer, on Wednesday, May 17th 2017 where he raised Cullen N.S.’s fifth Green Flag.

And below we feature many more images of the historic occasion:

[read more …] “Donncha Raises the Wonderfully Impressive Fifth Flag for Cullen N.S.”

Magnificent Cheque in Memory of Eimear Presented to Irish Community Air Ambulance

Following a recent hugely successful fundraising Coffee Day at the home of Anne Marie and Jerry O’Mahony of Clara a truly magnificent cheque for an amazing €5,450.00 was presented to Ann Kelly of Irish Community Air Ambulance.  The very special event in memory of Eimear O’Mahony was enormously supported by so many people whose memory of Eimear is of great significance in their lives.   Here we share images of the Coffee Day, Eimear’s Garden, the Tree planted by Jerry and Derry and the official presentation of the marvellously impressive cheque.   Click on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.) We share 19 more images below:
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