St. Valentine’s Day 2019 in Millstreet

St. Valentine’s Day 2019 in Millstreet was truly celebrated when the generosity demonstrated to a fundraiser was most impressive.   To illustrate this we visited the special fundraising Coffee/Tea Morning at Herlihy’s Centra in aid of Millstreet Day Care Centre – we viewed the teddy-bear/floral display at Supervalu and we observed the many wonderfully decorated windows celebrating 14th Feb. 2019.   We share some eleven images.  Click on the pictures to enlarge.  (S.R.) [read more …] “St. Valentine’s Day 2019 in Millstreet”

Death Notice: Denis O’Brien, Ballydaly

The death has occurred on  Monday 11th February 2019 of Denis O’Brien, Ballydaly, Millstreet, Cork. In the presence of his loving family, at Beaumont Hospital, Dublin. Beloved husband of Helen (nee Dennehy) and adored father to Ryan and Sadhbh. Predeceased by his father John and his foster brother Gerard. Sadly missed by his loving family, mother Noreen, sister Janice (Sheehan), brothers Niall and Aidan, aunt Margaret, uncle Denis and John Joe, sister-in-law Maureen, brothers-in-law Derry, Jimmy and Neily and their spouses Marie and Marian, cherished nieces and nephews, cousins, relatives, neighbours, work colleagues and a large circle of friends, especially his rally friends.
Reposing at his residence on Thursday from 4pm to 8pm. Removal from his residence on Friday for Requiem Mass at 12pm in Our Lady of Lourdes Church, Ballydaly. Burial afterwards in St Mary’s Cemetery, Millstreet. Family flowers only. Donations in lieu to the Irish Kidney Assocation. “Ni bheidh a leitheid ann aris”.  [RIP] [read more …] “Death Notice: Denis O’Brien, Ballydaly”

House of Prayer Monthly Meeting at Cloghoulabeg Millstreet

The monthly meeting at the House of Prayer in Cloghoulabeg, Millstreet was coordinated by Tom and Mairéad Dennehy with Mass on this occasion (Wednesday, 13th Feb. 2019) celebrated by Fr. Seán Tucker.   Here we share six images from the special event.  Click on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.)Here below we feature pictures from a previous meeting. [read more …] “House of Prayer Monthly Meeting at Cloghoulabeg Millstreet”

A.G.M. of Millstreet Community Council at Wallis Arms Hotel

The Annual General Meeting 2019 of Millstreet Community Council took place at the Wallis Arms Hotel on Tuesday night, 12th Feb..  The dedication and commitment of M.C.C. is truly inspirational in that so many praiseworthy events are organised annually, numerous deserving causes are supported and the uplifting image of Millstreet and its environs is consistently promoted.   Every success in the year ahead.  Míle buíochas for your wonderful work – the Community greatly appreciates such sincere generosity of time, talent and dedication.  Click on the images below which illustrate those who participated in the A.G.M. at the Wallis Arms Hotel.  (S.R.)
[read more …] “A.G.M. of Millstreet Community Council at Wallis Arms Hotel”

“Radio Treasures” Tonight from 9:30 to 11:00 on Cork Music Station

Our 10pm interview tonight takes us back to Moneygall in 2012 (Two scheduled interviews re Junk Kouture 2019 and Shirley O’Regan of Air Ambulance Project – are deferred until a later date) where we chat with Henry Healy – a cousin of Barack Obama and we listen to CCÉ music at the Moneygall Festival -on Cork Music Station    Also in tonight’s “Radio Treasures” we include musings, music and songs galore.  And we chat

Interviewing Henry Healy in Moneygall for LTV2 and Cork Music Station on Sunday 08/07/2012

about the many items illustrated below.   Click on the images to enlarge.  And we hear about our first Podcast – our recent Interview now available thanks to the excellent work of Bernard Crowley. Feel most welcome to make contact by logging into our “Seán Radley” Facebook chat page or by texting 086 825 0074.  One may also email us on millstreetmuseum @eircom.net – Happy Listening!

Death Notice: Johnnie Cremin, Leitrim & Millstreet

The death has occurred of John (Johnnie) Cremin of Aughnaglace, Aughavas, Co. Leitrim and formerly of Millstreet, Co. Cork, Monday 11th of February, 2019 suddenly at his home. Deeply regretted and sadly missed by his loving family, his brother, sister, nephews, nieces, neighbours and friends. May Johnnie Rest in Peace.
Reposing at Finnegan’s Funeral Home, Dublin Road, Cavan on Thursday 14th of February 2019 from 12.00pm – 2.00pm followed by cremation at 2.00pm. Burial of ashes in Millstreet, Cork at a later date. House private at all times please.

Eily’s Report -12th February

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

The AGM of the Community Council will be held tonight (Tuesday)at the Wallis Arms Hotel starting at 8 sharp. Everybody is welcome to attend the AGM and a special invitation is extended to people who would like to become members.

 

The Community Council is a very powerful body and has achieved countless successes since its inception in 1977.  In 1977 the government issued a directive to all communities around the country to set up a local council in their own area. The order was taken seriously here in Millstreet and meetings were held not only in the town but also in country schools or halls outside of it. Each area proposed candidates and elections were held with a representative for each area chosen, so as to ensure a balanced  say for all.  Dr. Pat Casey was the first Chairman and he was faced with the daunting  task of setting up the foundation of a new venture that was to guide Millstreet through the future. From humble beginnings and many years of hard work and dedication the achievements of our Community Council are countless.

[read more …] “Eily’s Report -12th February”

Remembering the late Matron Eileen (Nellie) Barrett of Kanturk


We wish to extend our sincere sympathy to the Relatives of the late Matron Eileen (Nellie) Barrett of Kanturk who was laid to rest today (Sunday, 10th Feb. 2019).  R.I.P..  Her wonderful dedication as Matron of St. Joseph’s Community Hospital in Millstreet for many years was truly inspirational.  Ar dheis Dé go raibh a hanam dílis. 
(S.R.)
[RIP]

Death Notice: Kathleen Singleton, Fortgrady

Singleton: Fortgrady, Banteer. On February 8, 2019, peacefully, at Cork University Hospital, Kathleen (née Vaughan), beloved wife of the late Pat and dear mother of James, Eamonn, Eileen, Michael, Mary, John, Patrick and Daniel and sister of the late John, Dan, Eileen and Michael. Deeply mourned by her loving family, sister Ita, grandchildren, sons-in-law, daughters-in-law, sister-in-law, nephews, nieces, relatives, neighbours and friends. May she rest in eternal peace
Reposing at McCarthy’s Funeral Home, Banteer on Monday from 6pm to 8pm followed by removal to St. John’s Church, Dromagh. Requiem Mass on Tuesday at 12 noon. Funeral afterwards to St. Mary’s Cemetery, Millstreet. [RIP]

Three Superb Mountain Race Events on Sat. 9th Feb. 2019

Irish Mountain Runners Association Millstreet was the true focal point for numerous energetic Athletes from 6:00 am until Sat. Night when no less that three highly regarded Mountain Races took place.   The first group of Athletes were transported to Kealkil in West Cork where at 8am they began their journey to Millstreet.  Gavin Byrne of Dublin was the first to reach the finishing flag just before 3pm.   A second group were transported to Ballyvourney from where they set off for Millstreet.  Official tracking was provided where one could follow on a special phone app at what stage the various participants were.  And at 1pm a group of almost one hundred climbed Clara Mountain.  Here we share some 24 images from what was a wonderfully sporting occasion in Millstreet.  Splendid refreshments were provided in Millstreet GAA Community Hall.  Click on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.)

Winner of Clara Mountain Race…Neilus Healy of Dublin and formerly of Church Street, Millstreet son of Nora and Denis.
Time to walk on air!
Gavin Byrne of DublinSupreme Winner of Kealkill to Millstreet Race.
One of the many superbly fit Athletes who participated in the Kealkill to Millstreet Race – Colin Buckley of Cork whose father Joe is a native of The Square, Millstreet.
Rosa from Spain (Ballyvourney to Millstreet Race), Tom from Limerick (Kealkill to Millstreet Race), James from Kilkenny (Kealkill Race) and Donal from Millstreet (Clara Race).
Dedicated Coordinator Donie Shine en route.

[read more …] “Three Superb Mountain Race Events on Sat. 9th Feb. 2019”

Marie on Ireland’s Got Talent

Marie Kelleher got special mention on Ireland’s Got Mór Talent last evening where she sang Hopelessly Devoted to You (Grease, 1978) for the judges. As she says herself, she’s better at the singing than the talking, and a mighty performance too. Marie and her sister Breeda make up the Diamond Sisters and we’ve known for years how good they are. Watch her performance on  Ireland’s Got Mór Talent on the Virgin Media Player (from 18:49 to 20:13) (here)
[read more …] “Marie on Ireland’s Got Talent”

Millstreet Community Council Extends Sincere Congratulations to O’Flynn Medical

Chairman Noel Buckley extends on behalf of Millstreet Community Council sincere congratulations to O’Flynn Medical on receiving their highly prestigious Award at the recent major Award Ceremony in Cork.

Noel writes: ” Millstreet Community Council, on behalf of the community, would like to extend sincere congratulations to O’Flynn Medical on winning The Cork Chamber SME Company of the Year Award.  This is indeed a prestigious achievement by O’Flynn Medical and a worthy recognition of their expansion over the past twenty years.” 

(S.R.)

“Where the Road Takes Me” Features Jake Carter Sunday at 7pm C103

We thank Presenter John Greene for the following advance information on this Sunday’s C103 Programme at 7pm – 10th Feb. 2019.  (S.R.)

In the beginning he was living in the shadow of his older and more famous brother Nathan, but now Jake Carter is a performing artist in his own right. 

This week on ‘Where the road takes me’, John Greene chats to him about his Liverpool upbringing, and the mandatory and expected love of the Beatles and Liverpool Football club. 

We hear about his Irish Granny who doubles up as a groupie, while also instilling a love of Irish music in all of the young Carters. 

Accompanied by his trusted guitar, he sings a few of his favourite songs, while there’s also time to chat about life on the road, wanting to be his own man, and plans for the future.  [read more …] ““Where the Road Takes Me” Features Jake Carter Sunday at 7pm C103″

Boherbue’s Music Room Tonight at 8

Tim Murphy of Boherbue is the Presenter at tonight’s (7th Feb. 2019) Music Room in the Pearse Memorial Hall, Boherbue at 8pm.  All are very welcome.   

Millstreet Gramophone Circle’s Presenter on Friday, 15th Feb. 2019 at 8:15pm in Millstreet Day Care Centre will be Dermot Kiely of Cullen.  Everyone is very welcome.  (S.R.)

Death Notice: Jerry O’Donoghue, Cullen

The death has occurred of Jerry O’Donoghue
Cullen, Co. Cork

Passed away peacefully at his residence following a short illness bravely borne. Deeply regretted by his wife Joan, his daughter Cathy, brother Anthony, in-laws, relatives and friends.

Lying in Repose at Tarrants Funeral Home, Millstreet on Thursday evening from 6pm to 8pm, followed by removal to the Church of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Cullen. Requiem Mass on Friday at 12 noon, burial afterwards in the adjoining cemetery. Family flowers only please, donations, if desired, to the Oncology unit CUH.

Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam dílis. [RIP]

Netflix Debut for Conor

A huge Congratulations to Conor Sheahan on his Netflix debut. Conor is an extra in the critically acclaimed Irish film “Michael Inside”. He can be seen in several scenes. “Michael Inside” was shown in Irish cinemas last year and is now being streamed worldwide on Netflix.

[read more …] “Netflix Debut for Conor”

Donagh at helm of £3.8bn UK builder

The CEO of London’s number two homebuilder tells John Reynolds of his upset, as an immigrant, about the UK’s vote to quit Europe

For a self-confessed avid follower of politics in these islands and across the Atlantic, the office of Donagh O’Sullivan, CEO of Galliard Homes, has an apt setting, on the edge of Westminster in the heart of London and just around the corner from the home of Channel 4 television. The 50 year-old Corkman, who grew up in Cullen, near Millstreet, was one of seven sons of parents who owned a petrol station and bus-hire company in the village.
A graduate of UCC, he has lived in the English capital for 28 years and now runs what is the second largest residential developer in the city, with FTSE-listed Berkeley Group ranking number one.
With a staff of 650, and employing up to 8,000 indirectly at any one time, Galliard is … [read the full article on the Sunday Independent].  [read more …] “Donagh at helm of £3.8bn UK builder”

“Radio Treasures” Tonight from 9:30 to 11:00 on Cork Music Station

Our 10pm interview tonight on Cork Music Station will focus on three areas – TR Dallas and Musician Joe King in Carriganima – A truly magnificent and moving version of “Sweet 16” and we hear “You are my sunshine” which was signed for the hearing challenged at Rathmore’s 2019 Pantomime “Rapunzel”.   Also in tonight’s “Radio Treasures” we include musings, music and songs galore.  And we chat about the many items illustrated below.   Click on the images to enlarge.  And we hear about our first Podcast – last week’s Interview now available thanks to the excellent work of Bernard Crowley. Feel most welcome to make contact by logging into our “Seán Radley” Facebook chat page or by texting 086 825 0074.  One may also email us on millstreetmuseum @eircom.net – Happy Listening!

TR, Seán & Joe at Carriganima
J.R. meets T.R.!
Grandparents’ Day at Presentation N.S. today (Tues. 5th Feb. 2019)
“Rapunzel” – Magnificent Rathmore Pantomime 2019
Double Rapunzels!

Surprise!

[read more …] ““Radio Treasures” Tonight from 9:30 to 11:00 on Cork Music Station”

Rediscover the Joy of the Train

Iarnród Éireann‘s recent marketing campaign is about rediscovering the joy of the train … but one of our eagle-eyed readers sent us in a message about the poster saying: “If you look out the window you will see Clara Mountain“.  What do you think?

[read more …] “Rediscover the Joy of the Train”

Eily’s Report – 5th February

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

Despite the weather warnings of many colours, we have come to the first week in February relatively unscathed by any adverse weather conditions.

And the Wheel of Millstreet keeps on turning, with the likes of O’Flynn Medical being awarded the Cork Chamber SME Company of the Year 2019 .

Young Ciarán O Sullivan, from Cullen, making waves in the field of Soccer.

We have news of a new business starting up in the Square, and some vacant premises being snapped up. It all helps to put us in a positive mood for the year ahead.

The AGM of our Community Council will be held on Tuesday night February, 12th), of next week. New members welcome to come to this meeting and become members. It starts at the Wallis Arms Hotel at 8 pm, and all are welcome.  [read more …] “Eily’s Report – 5th February”

Remembering the late Con O’Sullivan of Carriganima

During the recent Funeral Mass of the late Con O’Sullivan of Carriganima Village who was known far and wide as a true gentleman, a wonderfully dedicated Postman supreme and one who fulfilled many hugely impressive roles – a magnificent tribute was delivered by members of Con’s Family.   Here we share the beautiful feature which appeared in last week’s “Corkman” in the Clondrohid Notes.   We thank Con’s Daughter, Mary (who so superbly supported Con especially in his later years within a very welcoming home setting) for also sharing a number of images showing Con in his renowned Postman’s role and also his great love and care of pet dogs.   We extend our sincere sympathy to the entire O’Sullivan Family on the sad departure of Con to his Eternal Reward.  R.I.P..  Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam dílis.   Click on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.)

Mary and her father Con

[read more …] “Remembering the late Con O’Sullivan of Carriganima”

Cork Music Station Recording of Millstreet Vintage Club CCC Morning in aid of Cork Simon Community Presented by Sean Radley

For anybody that missed the recent Cork Music Station Broadcast of the Millstreet Vintage Club CCC Morning held in aid of Cork Simon Community here is the link to it,the Programme was Edited and Presented by Sean Radley of Cork Music Station.

Death Notice: Con Shine, Lislehane

The death has occurred of Con (Connie) SHINE, Lislehane, Cullen, Cork. Passed away peacefully in Mallow General Hospital on 1st February, surrounded by his loving family. Deeply regretted by his loving wife Catherine, his beloved daughters Mary and Margaret, brothers Tony, Brendan and Donal, sisters-in-law, nephews, nieces, relatives, neighbours and a large circle of friends.
Lying in repose in The Church of the Nativity, Cullen, on Tuesday evening from 5.30pm to 7.30pm. Requiem Mass on Wednesday at 12 noon with burial afterwards in the adjoining cemetery. May He Rest in Peace. [RIP]

Ciarán O’Sullivan for Ireland Superbly Impresses in European Soccer – Two Caps

 Sincere thanks to Cullen’s Ciarán O’Sullivan’s mother, Maria and also to Millstreet Community School Principal, Pól Ó Síodhcháin for the following updates (received this evening – Sunday, 3rd Feb. 2019) and images of how very impressively Ciarán has been playing in Europe.  Writes Maria from Europe:    “Ire v Spain  1-1 lost in penalties. Ire v Holland 2-2 lost on penalties started in the match and stood with team line out for national anthem . Third game came on at 40 mins and played great 3-0 win against Hungary. Fai.ie for all factual information. 

Thanks a million
We are delighted

Maria 

A great tournament!!!!! If you look at fai.ie and Twitter fsi.ie all the latest  news.   Ciarán got two caps and played great….delighted.

Maria”

Superbly Talented Ciarán with his delighted Grandparents.  Click on the images to enlarge.  (S.R)

Sincere Congratulations to Ciarán on such wonderful success.

[read more …] “Ciarán O’Sullivan for Ireland Superbly Impresses in European Soccer – Two Caps”

Millstreet Day Care Centre Church Gate Collection This Weekend

Millstreet Day Care Centre is such a superb and important part of Millstreet Parish Life – most worthy of generous support this weekend at its Church Gate Collection. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)
Pictured at Sunday’s Church Gate Collection – from left William, Eileen, Danny and Mary.
Denis Hickey and Mary Feeley – two of the team at this weekend’s Church Gate Collection.

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

We thank Presenter, John Greene, for advance information on this Sunday evening’s programme.  (S.R.)

Favoured by walkers and surfers, but unsafe for bathers, the Long Strand near the village of Rathbarry has a reputation of being an outdoor enthuasist’s Heaven. 

On this week’s edition of Where the road takes me, John Greene, accompanied by senior ecologist Kevin Corcoran, discovers that the reputation is well deserved.  Cliffs, sand dunes, marine life, a coastline caressed by the pristine waters of the Atlantic Ocean, and a caring local community all contribute to make the Long Strand a breath-taking place of beauty.

And why does the neighbouring light from the Galley Head Lighthouse shine inland as well? [read more …] ““Where the Road Takes Me” This Sunday at 7pm on C103″

Wonderful Reaction to Vintage Interviews on “Radio Treasures”

Sincere thanks for the wonderfully positive reaction to our 10pm Interviews last night on “Radio Treasures” on Cork Music Station where the focus was on the recent fundraising event by Millstreet Vintage Club in aid of Cork Simon Community.   Here we share some seven more images from the very impressive occasion.  Click on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.)

Dan, Pat and Declan were all interviewed on the programme.
Members of Millstreet Vintage Club pictured with Interviewees Supreme from Castlemartyr Vintage ClubJason, Eric, Martina and Pat.

[read more …] “Wonderful Reaction to Vintage Interviews on “Radio Treasures””