We thank Presenter, John Greene for advance information re this evening’s broadcast on C103 at 7. (S.R.)
This week on ‘Where the road takes me’, John Greene visits the townland of
Tullymurrihy in the parish of Enniskeane. It’s here that West Cork’s answer
to John B. Keane was born. Mick Flynn, or Mick the poet, or Mick the ’98
man’, was a singer, songwriter, poet, playwright.
Unlike the Listowel born playwright, Flynn neglected to write, record and
retain his work, and as a result, a lot of it has been lost forever. What
remains has since been recorded by the local community on DVD and CD. [read more …] ““Where the Road Takes Me” at 7 this Evening on C103″
The death has occurred on Saturday 18th August 2018 of William RIORDAN, Carriganima, Co. Cork. Passed away peacefully in the presence of his loving family in the Mercy Hospital Cork, husband of the late Eileen (Eily Twomey) step brother of the late Margaret and Peter Riordan and Sheila Linehan. Deeply regretted by his son Jerry, daughter Nora(Lucey), son in law Jimmy, grand daughter Elaina, step brother, step sister, sister in law, nephews, nieces, relatives, friends and neighbours and his carers Ann and Sheila. Reposing at Tarrant’s Funeral Millstreet on today Saturday with Rosary at 9pm.Lying in Repose on Sunday from 5.30 to 7pm with removal to St. John the Baptist Church, Carriganima. Requiem Mass on Monday at 12 noon followed by burial to St. Coleman’s Cemetery Macroom. Family Flowers only please. 
Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam dílis.
Believed to be the largest Millstreet International Show in ten years there is such a vibrant atmosphere at Green Glens where the Arenas look magnificent, the horse-boxes hugely impressive and the standard of jumping quite phenomenal. The town is looking so very welcoming with its vast arrays of floral arrangements. “Cinnamon Bakery and Coffee Shop” officially opened at West End on 15th August. Here we share a selection of images to illustrate the colour and impressive nature of this very important annual event in Millstreet. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.) [read more …] “Wonderfully Busy Show Week 2018 in Millstreet”
Dia is Mhuire díobh go léir a chairde and welcome.
It’s a very busy week here in Millstreet with the opening of the equestrian season, comprising of the starting of the Millstreet International Horse Show today until Sunday August 19th and followed next week by the Millstreet Horse Trials incorporating FEI Nations Cup Eventing.
The Green Glens Arena is a picture, adorned with flowers and plants and colourful fences and others effects.
The town is a maze of monster horse carriers and delivery trucks in recent days as the scene was being set to welcome the Crème de la crème of Irelands thoroughbreds to Millstreet.
Leader of Fianna Fáil, Mícheál Martin, T.D. visited Millstreet on Wednesday, 18th July 2018. He was given a royal welcome as he began his tour at Coleman’s, dining at Café Aroma and continuing through the town arriving at Millstreet Town Park where the annual Cul Camp was in progress. He then visited the Carnegie Hall which included a period at Millstreet Museum where he very kindly gave an audio interview which will be rebroadcasted tonight at 10:00 on Cork Music Station on our weekly programme “Radio Treasures” which begins at 9:30 and ends at 11:00pm. The F.F. Leader was accompanied by Michael Moynihan, T.D. and members of the Millstreet F.F. Cumann. Here we share some 40 images from the special visit. Feel welcome to message our live broadcast on the Sean Radley Facebook Page or text 086 825 0074. And tonight also we listen to John Linehan’s superb Winning Commentary regarding the purchasing of ice creams for the Family (pictured below). Happy Listening. Click on the images below to enlarge. (S.R.)
We thank Mary Louise Ward for the following interesting information regarding Smart Store Cooking. (S.R.)
Change habits to save money and reduce food waste
Did you know that food waste costs Irish households a whopping €700 each year. A few simple changes to habits could help reduce food waste, saving time and allowing you spend your precious pennies more wisely. To help make some smarter choices, you will find lots of tips and advice in-store at O’Keeffe’s SuperValu as well as on-line from Smart Store Cooking’s Twitter, Facebook and Instagram pages. Enjoy cooking some delicious healthy recipes from the Smart Store Cooking recipe book which is currently on sale at O’Keeffe’s SuperValu at a special promotional price of €5.00. Easy recipes, using ‘Smart’ ingredients (all indicated in-store as “I’m a Smart Ingredient”), ensure you cook more efficiently with less food waste. Chat with Mary Louise & her team during their visits to O’Keeffes, sample something tasty from the cookbook and discover how you can improve your planning, shopping and cooking habits. Don’t forget to pick up some FREE recipe cards when visiting O’Keeffe’s SuperValu.
A magnificent Sacred Space has been created at St. Patrick’s Church to especially mark the upcoming Papal Visit to Ireland by Pope Francis. Coordinated by Canon John Fitzgerald, P.P. and Parish Secretary, Sharon Lane the wonderful feature is further enhanced by the work of Millstreet Men’s Shed (crafting the very beautiful tree), the photography of Fr. James McSweeney (superb image of the Cross on Clara Mountain) and the splendid art design of Declan Crowley of Milltech. The overall theme is World Meeting of Families 21 – 26 August 2018. Here we share a selection of images illustrating the Sacred Space and also showing further Papal features within the Sanctuary. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.) [read more …] “Special Sacred Space for Papal Visit 2018 at St. Patrick’s Church, Millstreet”
There will be a Church Gate Collection in Millstreet this weekend – 18th/19th August 2018 – in aid of Sr. Consilio’s Cuan Mhuire Centre in Farnanes. This highly regarded facility treats Girls who experience addiction problems including substance and alcohol dependency. Your support would be greatly appreciated.
— see Cuan Mhuire on facebook
We thank Presenter, John Greene for advance information regarding this evening’s feature on C103 at 7pm. (S.R.)
This week on ‘Where the road takes me’, John Greene looks into the life and times of one of Ireland’s last street singers. Gail McMenamen talks about her brother Basil Morahan who was known throughout the country as ‘Dan the Street Singer’. A schoolteacher by trade, Basil’s attempts to keep the street singing tradition alive often embarrassed his family by dressing as a tramp. But the multi-talented Mayo man was in constant demand to sing and play in all parts of the country. And….
In Ballydehob we reminisce on two local
sisters who ran a famous hostelry in the village, where everybody regardless of social standing was treated the same. Nell and Julia Levis are still fondly remembered by all who knew them. [read more …] “Ballydehob and Mayo Themes on “Where the Road Takes Me” This Evening at 7 on C103″
Friday, 10th August 2018 marked the historic 50th Anniversary Celebrations of Millstreet Parish Credit Union. The magnificent occasion began with the celebration of Mass by Fr. Paddy O’Byrne in St. Patrick’s Church, Millstreet with the participation of many Credit Union Committee Members in the special liturgy enhanced by Millstreet Parish Choir. Dermot Kiely with Ted Kiely then unveiled a very impressive plaque at the Credit Union H.Q. in The Square. Then followed a most enjoyable evening of refreshments, speeches, a special Draw and lots of memories evoked in the Wallis Arms Hotel. We extend sincere congratulations to All who have given so generously of their time, talents and dedication over the past decades where friendliness, support and sound advice have been hallmarks of our very own Millstreet Parish Credit Union. Every success in the years ahead and long may the spirit of Nora Herlihy continue in true evidence. Here we share images from the wonderful occasion on Friday night. (And some more pictures to follow later.) Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)
The exquisite style of the young people was clearly in evidence on Thursday evening (9th August) as preparations for the Debs Event 2018 got underway at West End, Millstreet. Two buses transported the very happy groups to the superb occasion in Limerick. Here we share the first of our features illustrating the magnificent colour of the annual event. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.) [read more …] “Millstreet Community School Debs 2018”
Sincere thanks to all who so very kindly contributed to last weekend’s church gate collection 2018 for Millstreet Museum and Millstreet Website which amounted to €2,302.17 (plus €25.00 cheque from Tralee this morning). Such generous support is greatly appreciated. This uplifting amount was made up from the contributions at Millstreet church gate collection of €2,082.17 plus very kind donations presented from abroad and also from local people who delivered such donations before and after our annual church gate collection of €220.00. This money will very much assist us in the continuation of running our Museum (insurance, heating, lighting and developments) and our Website (server and domain costs). Having Myra Sheehan assisting in our Museum under a Government Scheme has meant such a lot and we only so wish such a hugely valuable Scheme could be extended. We’re sincerely thankful to our Website Team (pictured below) who give of their talents and time entirely on a spontaneous manner to help maintain one of the most highly regarded community websites in Ireland. We renew our appeal to our Website Visitors national and international who may wish to support our work anytime during the year. For this purpose we’ve set up a Bank of Ireland facility where one can contribute if one wishes at any time. We have arranged to set up an electronic system with the Bank of Ireland here in Millstreet (where our Museum/Website account exists) whereby anyone can transfer a desired donation to the account by just quoting at one’s own Bank our relevant numbers which are: IBAN No.: IE22 BOFI 9058 0334 0531 43 and the BIC No.: BOFIIE2D. We are most grateful to the many people who have very kindly used this method of support over the past year. It gives a real opportunity especially to those living abroad to assist us in our efforts to continue the services of Millstreet Museum and Millstreet Community Website. We now share a selection of images from last weekend’s church gate collection. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)
On this evening’s “Radio Treasures” we visit the recent Cullen Vintage Event 2018 where we recorded a truly interesting interview with Christy Costello from the Listowel area of Kerry. This we shall broadcast at 10pm on Cork Music Station. We also feature lots of uplifting songs, music and musings. And we report on our recent Museum Collection, on recent Visitors to our area, on Show preparations and we review our Listeners’ messages, texts and emails. Feel most welcome to make contact with us on our Seán Radley Facebook chatline, our text line on 086 825 0074 or our email communication on millstreetmuseum @eircom.net . We share below images of our recent visit to Cullen Vintage Event. Happy listening! Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)
Dia is Mhuire díobh go léir a chairde and welcome to my Report.
I hope you are all well and happy following the wonderful Bank Holiday weekend. Having spent the days in picturesque Bearra, I can say that the crowds, both from at home and abroad,that were out for their summer break was truly immense. Each to their own choice of amusement, and beautiful weather to enjoy it.
And we have lots more to look foreward to in the coming weeks. Our annual Millstreet Summer Horse Show will run from August 15th to 19th, bringing the cream of Irish bloodstock to our Green Glens. The existing fifteen hundred stabling spaces, on the grounds, had to be increased to cater for the extra entries, that plus the number of local stabling which is provided by people of the area every year, tells its own story. As always admission is free throughout and patrons can come and go at will.
We thank Seán Murphy (formerly of Mill View, Millstreet) for providing us with this wonderful picture which will evoke many special memories. Seán also provides us with a list of the names that he knows in reference to the photograph. The Principal Teacher, Patrick O’Doherty is present in the image. In 1953 the location of Scoil Mhuire, Millstreet BNS was on Clara Road opposite to the Presbytery. Please make contact (in our comment section) or email <firstname.lastname@example.org> if you can identify any further people in this truly historic and very interesting picture. Many thanks to Seán’s nephew, Jason Murphy, for delivering the picture and name list to us. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)
The death has occurred on Monday 6th August 2018 of Paudie O’Keeffe, Cullen Village. Passed away peacefully in the presence of his family in Marymount Hospice, brother of the late Tadghie and Liam. Sadly missed by his loving wife Nora, deeply regretted by his his sister Nora Mary, brothers Jeff, Donie and Batt, brother-in-law, sisters-in-law, nephews, nieces, grandnephews, grandnieces, relatives, neighbours and friends.
Reposing at the Church of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Cullen on Tuesday from 5.30pm to 8pm. Requiem Mass on Wednesday at 12 noon burial afterwards in the adjoining cemetery. Family flowers only, donations to Marymount Hospice. 
To enter into the Ultimate Croke Park Sleepover, one had to send an audio clip to TodayFM, talking about a theme that was announced on the Dermot & Dave show each morning … in true GAA commentary style. John sent us his commentary on the theme “buying cones for the family“, which got him into the final in Dublin on Friday, which he ultimately won:
We thank Presenter John Greene for interesting advance information on this evening’s programme. (S.R.)
This week on Where the road takes me, John Greene examines the background to four famous Irish love songs.
Along with award winning poet Gerard Hanbury from Galway, we look at who wrote them and why. Who were they written for, and did they have the
Percy French for instance was known for his tongue in cheek humorous songs, but there was no laughing matter about Gortnamona. [read more …] “Four Famous Irish Love Songs Backgrounds on “Where the Road Takes Me” on C103 This Sunday Evening at 7″
Formerly the location of “Nibbles” the new “Cinnamon” is presently preparing to open on Wednesday, 15th August 2018. Opening hours: Monday to Friday: 9am to 5pm – Saturday: 9am to 3pm. Here we share images of the preparation. Click on the pictures to enlarge. (S.R.)
Congrats to John Linehan and Family who this morning won the The Littlewoods Ireland Ultimate Croke Park Sleepover, on the Dermot and Dave show on TodayFM. They get to stay in Croke Park the night before the All Ireland as well as a winning thousands worth of prizes! See the videos and photos below:
Our Annual Church Gate Collection takes place this coming weekend (4th/5th August 2018). Sincere thanks to those people who have already contributed generously to both Projects. Here we share three images from our Archives recalling Eurovision 1993 in Millstreet. Click on the pictures to enlarge. (S.R.)
Millstreet Fire Brigade featured in an article on the German Daily Newspaper Saarbrücker-Zeitung recently, when German firefighters who were on holidays here spotted a fire in a hay field and aided our fire brigade in putting it out ! Below is a translation of the article:
“What happened to four holidaymakers from Landsweiler recently on their trip through Ireland has nothing to do with recreation. It started on Thursday a week ago: Bernhard and Christine Schäfer were going with their daughter and buddy Markus Schorr happily through the area around the Irish town of Millstreet, when they discovered an “incredibly large smoke column”. As all four were members of the fire department in Landsweiler, they know immediately what to do: “We have circled the pillar of smoke and saw that a large mountain of hay was burning in a field,” says Bernhard Schäfer. Clear case: The fire department must be alerted… [read more …] “German Tourists and Millstreet Fire Brigade combine to put out fire in a Hay Field”
John G Tarrant, who is the proprietor of Tarrant’s Livestock in Rathcoole, is set to become a celebrity all over Europe in the coming weeks.
To celebrate the 90th anniversary of DAF Trucks, the parent company in Holland recently undertook a continent wide campaign to find the oldest working DAF truck, and through a Youtube clip discovered John, who has been delivering cattle to marts in his 1984 DAF 2100 for the past 34 years.
Kanturk Mart resembled a Hollywood movie set on Monday when a film crew from Eindhoven in the Netherlands, along with key personnel from DAF in Cork and Dublin, accompanied John from his home in Rathcoole with a load of cattle destined for the mart… [Read the full article from the Irish Independent]
Update (20 Aug ’18): John’s feature in the documentary is here:
Dia is Mhuire díobh go léir a chairde and welcome to my Report.
I’m glad somebody has highlighted the structures at the Mount Leader House again. They can be seen on our website at the moment. I have been asking about them over the years without getting any answers as to what they were used for. I think they were a feature in many lordly estates. If you look at page 18 of Seán Radley’s wonderful book, Picture Millstreet, you’ll see a man making a speech standing on a similar one in the Coomlogane Estate, long before it became the Green Glens. Needless to say we’d love to learn more about these lovely sturdy stone structures, so let us keep on digging.
Still with MountLeader, The fundraising Truck Run which started out from the Industrial Estate on Sunday was a mighty success. The town stood still as the parade of power thundered through to town and on to its planned route, which took them on a picturesque tour of the county. It was all in aid of the little boy Jacob, who was born without eyes. His parents have decided to take him home to their native Poland, and we hope that the kindness of the Millstreet people will go a long way in helping them in their new life back home.
Because this annual collection is our only source of funding to maintain our Museum/Tourist Information Centre plus our only way of maintaining our Millstreet Website www.millstreet.ie – we very much appreciate support at our Church gate Collection this coming weekend (4th & 5th August 2018) outside St. Patrick’s Church, Millstreet. We’ve always only held our Collection in Millstreet but if people in the Ballydaly and Cullen areas wish to support our efforts also it would indeed help to further enhance our services. Our main costings at the Museum are for insurance, heating, lighting and limited development. Our Millstreet website costs are for annual subscriptions to our Server and also for the use of our .ie domain name. All those involved in both the Museum and the Website gladly work on a voluntary basis like so many others involved in other local organisations promoting the Community Spirit for which Millstreet has oftentimes been much praised. Thanking you in anticipation of such wonderful continuing support – Seán Radley on behalf of Millstreet Museum Society and the Millstreet Website Team.
Previous church gate collections illustrated below: Patrick W. O’Leary of Louisville, Kentucky, USA whose generosity is much appreciated comments: “The Millstreet Website is our excellent window to Millstreet daily life in a very real sense and such a connection is of great important to people worldwide.” Patrick has (as well as others) suggested that an opportunity should be given to people nationally and internationally who may at any time wish to contribute towards the upkeep of these services and to this effect we have arranged to set up an electronic system with the Bank of Ireland here in Millstreet (where our Museum/Website account exists) whereby anyone can transfer a desired donation to the account by just quoting at one’s own Bank our relevant numbers which are: IBAN No.: IE22 BOFI 9058 0334 0531 43 and the BIC No.: BOFIIE2D. We are most grateful to the many people who have very kindly used this method of support over the past year. It gives a real opportunity especially to those living abroad to assist us in our efforts to continue the services of Millstreet Museum and Millstreet Community Website. [read more …] “Annual Collection in Support of Millstreet Museum & Millstreet Website This Coming Weekend 4th & 5th August 2018”
We’re on Cork City’s Northside under the watchful eye of St. Anne’s Church
and Shandon Bells, for this week’s edition of ‘Where the road takes me’.
We meet the ladies of Eason’s Hill friendship club for chat and loads of
craic, while in John Redmond St., we meet a second and third generation of
boiled sweet makers.
Dan Lenihan of Shandon Sweets looks back on all the great characters in the
area down through the years, including the real Taoiseach – Jack Lynch, who
was a regular caller to the shop when he returned from Dublin every week-end
. [read more …] ““Where the Road Takes Me” Features Shandon Sweets on C103 at 7pm This Sunday”
This evening 9:30 to 11:00 on Cork Music Station our 10pm Interview is with Brendan & Marie Fleming, Millstreet…. who created the splendid balloon figures and the very popular arm tattoos at the Annual “School’s Out” Party. During our chat recorded on 27th June 2018 at the Annual School’s Out Party Brendan and Marie tell us about their input in the annual event and we also chat about “The Animal Roadshow“. We have lots of uplifting songs and music as usual. We share musings galore. We link with our live Seán Radley Facebook messages and comments. Feel most welcome to send such to our chatline or text 086 8250074. Below we share images of more of the “The School’s Out” Party. And we hear about a Banquet at the Boeing. Happy Listening. Click on the pictures to enlarge. (S.R.)
Dia is Mhuire díobh go léir a chairde and welcome to my Report.
The big news this week has to be the restoration of our ambulance service to it’s original 24/7 status. Our Community Council, have fought long and hard for this vital development, and in his response Chairman Mr. Noel Buckley said that all the hard work of the Community Council and all those connected with the ambulance Service have to be lauded and congratulated. And now that we have a regular Ambulance service again we must make sure that it is treated with the greatest of care and respect.
Eileen Broxton wants to thank all those who supported her recent Coffee morning in aid of Motor Neuron Disease, which amounted to €3,196. Well done all round.
The Cullen and District Special Needs Association want to thank all those who supported their recent Harvest afternoon.