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”
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”
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.)
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”
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More on the Millstreet Ambulance: The Millstreet ambulance was originally withdrawn over two years ago, and reinstated temporarily 15 months ago after public pressure, and only a day service at that (8am to 8pm).
The new address of Cullen National School’s website is now www.cullenns.ie
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.) : www.corkmusicstation.com
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.
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″
Updated: Results from the All Ireland Girls Boxing Championships:
… continue reading the full article “Wishing Our All-Ireland Boxing Finalists Supreme Every Success”
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
Water must be boiled for: … continue reading the full article “Alert: Boil Water Notice for Millstreet”
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.
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.)
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@ gmail.com (S.R.)
Parish Lotto Results.
Radio Treasures now on air until 11pm (Tues. 16th May 2017).
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.)
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.
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.
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.
… continue reading the full article “Death Notice: Eileen (Helen Mary) Tucker, late of Ballydaly”
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”.