Superb Reopening of Millstreet Day Care Centre Today in Splendid Weather – Part 1

Dr. Michael Feeley cutting the ribbon marking this afternoon the official opening of Millstreet Day Care Centre. Here we share some 24 images from the truly historic day. Part 2 with lots more pictures will feature later in the week.  Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)

And we share some further pictures of the magnificent occasion blessed with excellent weather. continue reading the full article “Superb Reopening of Millstreet Day Care Centre Today in Splendid Weather – Part 1”

“Where the road takes me” from Lough Hyne near Skibbereen

We thank presenter, John Greene for background information on this evening’s programme (7 – 8pm on C103)

Accompanied by Terri Kearney, manager of Skibbereen Heritage Centre and author of two books on the area, John Greene continues his journey around Lough Hyne on this week’s Where the road takes me.

Lough Hyne is Europe’s first Marine Nature Reserve and came to the attention of marine biologists as far back as 1886.

This week we meet Professor Tony Hawkins, who allows us to eavesdrop on the communication sounds of Pollock, Haddock and the common seal in the lake. continue reading the full article ““Where the road takes me” from Lough Hyne near Skibbereen”

Official Reopening of Truly Magnificent Millstreet Day Care Centre Today

Damien Bradley & Tony McCarthy putting the finishing touches to their hugely impressive project at Millstreet Day Care Centre which has been inspired by Mary Feeley and her wonderfully dedicated Team. The attention to detail by Damien, Tony & Mary is hugely inspirational. The New Centre will totally delight All who will be attending the official reopening from 2 to 4 pm today (28th May 2017).  The original Canon O’Donovan Centre opened on 18th Dec. 1994 has been a true gem in our community…Now the exquisite development has brought it to a new most impressive level. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)
Some of the many who attended Millstreet Gramophone Circle Bealtaine presentation on Friday night. Presenter Tim Murphy who shared a marvellous programme is seated in centre.

Traffic Arrangements for This Evening’s Annual Tubrid Mass 2017

In the interest of health and safety a maximum of 44 cars will be permitted to park within the Tubrid environs for the annual Tubrid Mass which takes place at 7:30pm on Friday, 26th May 2017.  This traffic arrangement will allow important access should any emergency vehicle be called upon.   We thank James for alerting us to this new parking plan for the annual Mass.  (S.R.)

Brian’s Magnificent “Guns ‘n Roses” Memorabilia Collection

Millstreet’s Brian O’Leary recently shared part of his truly amazing “Guns ‘n Roses” memorabilia collection display. For decades Brian (who is such an accomplished Artist) has been collecting what must now be one of the world’s most complete collections of items associated with the world famous Band. Brian’s interest began decades ago and he attributes such an absorbing interest as being of great importance to him as he bravely coped with health procedures for many years.   “Guns ‘n Roses” appear at Slane this weekend and we sincerely hope that the great Band become aware of this magnificent Fan and that they will arrange to meet with Brian considering that he must be one of their most ardent and most loyal Fan ever.   We wish all attending this weekend’s Concert every enjoyment and safety.  Click on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.)

Lord Henry Mountcharles was in Millstreet 24 years ago attending the 1993 Eurovision Contest on 15th May that year.  Now in 2017 quite a number of Millstreet music Fans will be in Lord Henry’s Castle Estate in Slane. Brian hopes to present his Flag (seen at the top of the display) to the Band this weekend.   It would be a dream come true if they arranged to meet.  We wish them all success and a fulfilling music experience. continue reading the full article “Brian’s Magnificent “Guns ‘n Roses” Memorabilia Collection”

Audio: Boil Water Notice and Millstreet Ambulance discussed on Cork Today

Millstreet news items were the topic of conversation when Cllr. John Paul O’Shea spoke to Patricia Messenger on the C103’s CorkToday, this morning. Two different topics were discussed (listen to them above):

  • The boil water notice for tap water in Millstreet, and communication issues with Irish Water (from 22:00 to 30:30), and
  • the removal of the ambulance service from the Millstreet area since last Wednesday which was done with no prior notice, and no consultation with anyone (from 30:30 to 37:00)

More on the Millstreet Ambulance: The Millstreet ambulance was originally withdrawn over two years ago, and reinstated temporarily 15 months ago after public pressure, and only a day service at that (8am to 8pm).

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Presentation of 2017 Cheques by Transition Year Students at MCS

During a very impressive end of school year ceremony at MCS Transition Year Students presented three substantial cheques to three praiseworthy organisations following the many fundraising events during the years including the very memorable colourful Fashion Show. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)

Cullen National School Website Address

The new address of Cullen National School’s website is now

Special Guest GAA Celebrity Donncha O’Connor raises the prestigious Green Flag recently awarded to Cullen N.S. on Wednesday morning (17th May 2017) in the School Grounds. Pictured with the pupils, teachers and parents Donncha also raised a second flag which was also awarded for Safety Awareness. Following the impressive ceremony a wonderful musical recital by the pupils was presented after which refreshments were served.  A full feature on the event to follow later.  (S.R.)

“Radio Treasures” Reflects & Features Different Events

Tonight we reflect on the tragic events in Manchester and include appropriate reflective music.  We also feature a variety of events including all those pictured below….Fashion Show, Stretcher Race through Millstreet, presentation of Town Park Minute Book, interview with Aedamur Kelly (to be broadcast at 10pm on Tuesday, 30th May), World Fiddle Day in Scartaglin, Storytime and Singing at Aubane Community Centre including a Diamond Jubilee Cake for Dick and Katie Dineen and finally Carnegie Hall – home of Millstreet Museum.  To log in from 9:30 to 11:00pm click on the following link.  (S.R.) :

Eily’s Report – 23rd May

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

Another warm spell is on the way and get ready to avail of the lovely sunny days ahead. At the same time be careful with the use of our local water system. It came as a great shock during the week to be told that it is polluted and  we were warned to boil  it before use. A new purifying system is to be installed and we sincerely hope that it wont be long before we can let down our guard and put this worrying  time behind us.

Meanwhile life goes on in our community and we have lots of lovely events to look foreward to. Next Sunday May 28th will see the Grand opening of our newly extended Day Care Centre  on the Clara road at 2pm.  Everybody is invited to come and see  what this wonderful facility has to offer, especially  the elderly people of our community. There will be bouncing castles, facepainting, light refreshments plus a grand tour of the whole place.

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Blue Grass & Country Music Delight at Millstreet Library

The wonderfully talented Blue Grass/Country Music Group from USA and Canada “Thunder & Rain” truly brought sunshine (!) to the enthusiastic audience at Millstreet Library on Friday morning (19th May 2017). Coordinator John from Mallow annually introduces such superb Groups to many audiences during the Bealtaine Festival. Click on the images to enlarge. Lots more images to follow later.  Many thanks to Librarian Grace for making such a splendid venue available.   The Group later visited Presentation N.S..  (S.R.)

Cullen N.S. Awarded Two Prestigious School Flags

Special Guest GAA Celebrity Donncha O’Connor raises the prestigious Green Flag recently awarded to Cullen N.S. on Wednesday morning (17th May 2017) in the School Grounds. Pictured with the pupils, teachers and parents Donncha also raised a second flag which was also awarded for Safety Awareness. Following the impressive ceremony a wonderful musical recital by the pupils was presented after which refreshments were served.  Lots more pictures to follow later in a special feature.  Click on the image to enlarge.  (S.R.)

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

We thank John Greene for the much appreciated advance information on his Radio Documentary this week.  “Where the Road Takes Me” at 7pm Today (Sunday, 21st May 2017) on C103 is presented by John.  (S.R.)

Lough Hyne is Irelands first Marine Nature Reserve and one of the most beautiful spots in the country. It’s situated 5 kilometres South-West of Skibbereen, just off the Skibbereen Baltimore road.

The marine lake is connected to the Atlantic Ocean via Barlogue Creek by a narrow channel known as the rapids. The area is a scientists paradise, steeped in history and with more folklore than you can imagine. Its history though is at times tragic, as half the population here died during the famine. Also, Fineen O’Driscoll, the last great O’Driscoll chieftain spent his final days here, destitute and alone in his island castle in the centre of Lough Hyne. continue reading the full article ““Where the Road Takes Me” at 7pm Today on C103″

Wishing Our All-Ireland Boxing Finalists Supreme Every Success

Friends and Supporters of All-Ireland Boxing Finalists Chloe, Megan and Leah – all of the Competitors from the Aubane/Mushera area of Millstreet – wish every success to the three excellent Sports Ambassadors as they compete in this highly prestigious Boxing Final in Dublin. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)

Updated: Results from the All Ireland Girls Boxing Championships:
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Alert: Boil Water Notice for Millstreet

From Irish Water: On the advice of the Health Service Executive, a Boil Water Notice is being issued to all users of the Millstreet Public Water Supply. Areas affected are: Millstreet Town, Ballydaly, Laught, Drishane, Keale). This is due to detection of low levels of Cryptosporidium. Accordingly, in the interest of public health, it is recommended that all users fed from the Millstreet Public Water Supply boil water before use. The boil notice applies until further notice

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Death Notice: Tom Grainger, Cloughoulamore

GRAINGER (Cloughoulamore, Millstreet and Birmingham, UK): On May 17th, 2017, unexpectedly, at his home, in Cloughoulamore, TOM, beloved husband of the late Joan (née Healy) and loving father of the late Claire. Deeply regretted and sadly missed by his heartbroken daughters Joanne, Michelle and Kate, his adoring grandchildren Jack, Katie, Andrew, Niamh, Liam, Evelyn, Adam, Claire and Ben, great-granddaughter Charlotte, son-in-law Donal, brothers, sisters-in-law, extended family and friends.

Private Rosary at his residence on this (Friday) evening. Reposing at Tarrant’s Funeral Home, Millstreet on tomorrow (Saturday) from 6pm, followed by removal at 8pm to St. Patrick’s Church, Millstreet. Burial will take place in Streetly Cemetery, Sutton, Coldfield, UK, after Requiem Mass in St Anne’s Church.

Death Notice: Maurice Walsh, Ickenham, Uxbridge, England & late of Dooneen, Millstreet

Phil Walsh very kindly emailed us on Tuesday night (16th May 2017) to share the sad news that his father, Maurice, peacefully went to his Eternal Reward on Tuesday morning.   We extend our heartfelt sympathy to the Walsh Family (and all other relatives) at this challenging time on the very sad departure of dear Maurice, R.I.P. – a true gentleman of the very highest calibre and friend supreme of his native Millstreet. He has most certainly left his wonderful mark on the history of Millstreet especially in our Museum. So many know the name of Maurice Walsh a native of his beloved Dooneen beside Millstreet Railway Station. How magnificently generous he has been to Millstreet in his presenting of such treasured items such as the now famous Gramophone and “Dobo” – the Mobo Horse. These two items alone delight our many visitors national and international. May Maurice rest in peace as he joins his dear wife Eva (who died in January 2017) in their Heavenly Home.  Ar dheis Dé go raibh a n-anamnacha dílse (May they both rest in peace).   Maurice loved to receive “Clara News” and constantly pictured Clara Mountain as he fondly remembered it from childhood.  He made available to Millstreet Museum the many books, photographs and historic items from the very impressive collection of the late Paddy Dillon.  He was also in regular phone communication with the Garvey Family and treasured the occasion when he met Joe Garvey at Millstreet Museum when he visited Millstreet for the funeral of his brother, John (Jack) who had given many wonderful years of dedicated service to CIE at Millstreet Railway Station.   Maurice was such a gifted gentleman in such areas as a craftsman supreme and a magnificent calligrapher.  Below we share a special 1980s image of the truly marvellous Couple.  It has been a great privilege to have known and met with Maurice and Eva both of whom have so enriched our lives.  (S.R.) 

Eva & Maurice Walsh pictured in the 1980s delivering the now famous Gramophone (in Millstreet Museum) to Victoria Coach Station in London where I travelled to Ireland with it and other historic items on a Slattery’s Coach.

Entries Invited for Millstreet Soap Box Derby 2017

Entries are invited for Millstreet Soap Box Derby 2017 which was scheduled to take place on Sunday 30th July from K&L Headquarters at Mount Leader proceeding to Clara Road.   This date has now been brought forward one week.  It now takes place on Sunday, 23rd July 2017 and the entry fee is €30.00.   Now is the time to be considering the building of safe creative Soap Boxes.  This was a hugely popular event when held two years ago.  It is being coordinated by Millstreet Men’s Shed.  Further information from Ivor Horton – on 087 363 3210 or by emailing ivorahorton@ (S.R.)

Parish Lotto Results

Parish Lotto Results.

Draw at McCarthys Bar Sunday May 14th
Numbers drawn 16, 19, 26, 27. No Winner.
€100 went to The Jet Engineer and Saint c/o Michelle Whelan. Michelle was the seller and got €50 sellers prize. €50 went to Patrick Murphy,c/o Clara Inn.
€20 each to Fionn O Mahony c/o Colemans. Jerry Reardon, Millwheel Restaurant, Noreen O Sullivan, Kilcummin, Bernadette and Con Donnelly, Cullen.
Johnnie Hickey, Shanaknuck, The Saint and the Golfer c/o Graces Salon, Louise & Jason O Connor, Murphys Tce.
Jackpot for next week €11,600 the draw at the Clara Inn on Sunday night.   .

Patricia’s Very Successful Coffee Morning Benefits Two Important Groups

Patricia Guerin wishes to thank most sincerely all those who helped, supported and did baking for the recent Coffee Morning in aid of Millstreet Day Care Centre and COPE Foundation, Mallow.  Thanks to Millstreet GAA for the use of the Community Hall.    The help and support from All was greatly appreciated.    The amount contributed to date is €1,240.00.  Mass has been offered for the intentions of All.   We thank Patricia for this Notice.  (S.R.)

24th Anniversary of the Eurovision in Millstreet

Let’s have look back at this day twenty four years ago, May 15th 1993, and we’ll never forget the XXXVIII Edition of the Eurovision Song Contest which took part in the Green Glens Arena, Millstreet. Watch the videos below with the voting (with Terry Wogan of the BBC), and the full show (Norwegian commentary), or look at some of our other memories from the 1993 Eurovision.

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Death Notice: Hugh V Kelleher, Rosnalee Lodge

Kelleher (Kanturk), on May 14th 2017, peacefully at Cork University Hospital, Hugh V., Woodview, Gurteen and formerly of Rosnalee Lodge, (late of Munster Cattle Breeding). Beloved husband of Nuala (nee O’Hanlon) and dear father of Kenneth and Adrian. Deeply regretted by his loving wife, sons, sisters Sr Anna Maria (Australia) and Rebecca (Desmond), brothers Henry and Denis, daughter-in-law Sara, sisters-in-law Carmel and Sheila, nieces, nephews, relatives and a large circle of friends.

Reposing at McCarthy’s Funeral Home, Banteer. Rosary on this Monday evening at 9pm. Reposing on tomorrow, Tuesday from 6.30pm followed by removal at 8pm to St John’s Church, Dromagh. Requiem Mass on Wednesday at 12 noon. Funeral afterwards to St John’s Cemetery, Glantane. May he Rest in Peace.

Death Notice: Eileen (Helen Mary) Tucker, late of Ballydaly

The death has occurred of Eileen (Helen Mary) Tucker of Hawthorn Avenue, Killarney, and late of Ballydaly, Millstreet. Peacefully at her home in the presence of her loving family on 12th May 2017. Beloved daughter of the late Nora and Denis and aunt of the late Stephen. Deeply regretted by her twin sister Noreen (Gayden), brothers Tommy, Fr Seán, Eddie, Denis and Donal, sisters-in-law Estelle and Eileen, nephews and nieces, relatives and friends. “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 St Mary’s Cemetery, Millstreet. Family flowers only by request, donations if desired to Palliative Care.
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Death Notice: Denis O’Riordan

O’RIORDAN (Bishopstown and Millstreet, Co. Cork) On May 10th 2017, peacefully at home in Rossa Avenue, Bishopstown, in the presence of his loving family, Denis, dearly loved husband of the late Kitty and much loved father of Brian and Sandra and dear grandfather of Francesca, Sandrea and Caoimhe. Sadly missed by his loving family, brother Jimmy, grandchildren, sister-in-law Sadie, relatives and friends, especially Rosie.

Lying in repose at the Wilton Funeral Home, Sarsfield Road of Jerh O’Connor Ltd. Removal at 6.30pm on (Friday) evening to the Church of the Real Presence, Curraheen Road. Requiem Mass at 8.00am on (Saturday). Funeral afterwards to St. Finbarr’s Cemetery. “May he rest in peace”.

Health Promoting School Flag Awarded to Presentation N.S., Millstreet

Margaret Crowley, (on left behind the flag) Health Promotion & Improvement H.S.E. presents the official Health Promoting School Flag to teacher Helen McAuliffe (on right behind the flag) who has coordinated the wonderfully praiseworthy project at Presentation N.S., Millstreet.  Click on the image to enlarge.  (S.R.)

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