John Greene Meets Ger Healy on C103 This Sunday at 7pm

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

It’s 25,000 years ago since the last ice-age in Ireland.  But it’s an ill-wind that doesn’t blow some good.  At least Kerry got the Gap of Dunloe – a narrow mountain pass separating the McGillacuddy Reeks in the west, from the Purple Mountains in the East. 

On this week’s edition of ‘Where the road takes me’, John Greene travels over the County Bounds to meet Ger Healy.  Born in the Gap, Ger is a popular singer and multi-instrumentalist – and just like his father before him, he’s also a jarvey. 

Tunes on the tin whistle, polkas and hornpipes on the box, a few songs, the family history, a journey with paddy the horse through the Gap, and anybody else we can capture there on a windy day.  All of these are the ingredients for this week’s edition of ‘Where the road takes me’.  [read more …] “John Greene Meets Ger Healy on C103 This Sunday at 7pm”

Millstreet ARA Artists’ Exhibition Launch on Wed. 1st May 2019

Maura Walsh of IRD Duhallow will launch one of the first Bealtaine Festival 2019 events at Millstreet Library when at 7:00pm on Wednesday, 1st May she will officially open Millstreet Active Retirement Association Artists’ Exhibition.   Everyone is most welcome.  We thank Phil for alerting us to the special occasion.  (S.R.)

Kerry Athletics Awards for Danielle and Frank O’Riordan

The Kerry Athletics Awards Banquet  took place in the Kenmare Bay Hotel Friday April 12th  2019.

On the night the excellent performances of the Athletes during 2018 were celebrated.   
Sincere congratulations goes to two very talented young Athletes. Brother and Sister Frank and Danielle O’Riordan from Dromsicane, Millstreet . 
They both received a beautiful Kerry Club Award for their outstanding preformances with Gneeveguilla Athletic Club throughout 2018.   Sincere congratulations to Danielle and Frank on such wonderful success in the world of sport.
Click on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.)

[read more …] “Kerry Athletics Awards for Danielle and Frank O’Riordan”

Next “Radio Treasures” Broadcast on Tuesday 23rd April at 9:30pm

There will be no transmission of “Radio Treasures” on Cork Music Station on this Tuesday night.   On next Tuesday, 23rd April 2019 our 10pm Interview will include a chat with Bryan O’Leary (centre in photograph) and the members of the superb traditional Irish music group Conifers pictured below at their magnificent Concert on last Saturday night in the Wallis Arms HotelCork Music Station broadcasts 24/7 with the very best of Irish and Country & Western Music.  Click on the image to enlarge.  (S.R.)

Death Notice: Mary Hurley, Meenskehy East

The death has occurred of Mary (May) Hurley (née Loftus) Meenskehy East, Derrinagree. Passed away peacefully in Bridhaven Nursing Home, Mallow, surrounded by her loving family, wife of the late Timothy (Ted). Sadly missed by her loving family Madge (Marjorie), Edward, Kevin, Luke, daughters in law Mairead and Mikoya, grandchildren, nephews, nieces, relatives, neighbours and friends.

Lying in repose in The Church of the Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Derrinagree. Rosary at 6pm on Saturday evening. Reposing on Sunday evening from 5pm to 7pm. Requiem Mass on Monday at 2pm with burial afterwards in St Mary’s Cemetery, Millstreet. ‘May She Rest in Peace’. [rip]

Preparing for Traditional Music Weekend 2019 in Millstreet

Maria Casey and son Conor preparing for the very busy Traditional Music Weekend taking place in Millstreet with Dancing Competitions and a Concert on Saturday while on Sunday at MCS there will be the annual Féile Cheoil. Below Donagh and Mary lend a helping hand.  Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)

[read more …] “Preparing for Traditional Music Weekend 2019 in Millstreet”

Death Notice – Anne Kelleher, Drishane Road

Peacefully in the loving care of the staff of St. Joseph’s 2 Ward, St. Finbarr’s Hospital, Cork, ANNE (nee Murphy), late of Drishane Road, Millstreet, dearly beloved wife of the late John and much loved Mother of William (Bill), John D, Tony, Denis, Dan, Kieran and Brendan. Deeply regretted by her sons, daughters-in-law Norma, Kay, Aine, Evelyn and the late Paula and her seven  grandchildren. Dear sister to Hannah (O’Leary), DanJoe, the late Kitty (O’Neill) and Teresa, nephews, nieces, relatives, neighbours and friends.

Rosary at Tarrant’s Funeral Home, Millstreet on Saturday evening at 8pm. Lying in repose on Sunday evening from 6pm to  8pm. Reception into St. Patrick’s Church, Millstreet on Monday for 11am Mass. Burial afterwards in St. Mary’s Cemetery. May She Rest in Peace.

Fundraising Musical Event in Aid of MS Ireland on 12th May 2019

Click on the Poster to enlarge. (S.R.)
Seán Murphy of the Cork City Branch of MS Ireland promoting the upcoming Musical Event on 12th May in Cork. Seán is the inspiring Coordinator of many praiseworthy fundraising events in aid of MS Ireland.
Pictured at the recent Regional Meeting of MS Ireland in Macroom’s Castle Hotel which was also attended by Ava Battles, CEO, MS Ireland (7th from left standing).

Deer Observed at Station Road Millstreet

We thank Pat for bringing to our attention that a Deer was observed earlier this Wednesday (10th Apr. 2019) evening at Station Road, Millstreet near the Football Pitch (pictured below).  While I did not see the Deer when I visited the location it is quite possible that the Deer may still be within the area.  In the interest of Road SafetyDrivers should be on the alert in case the Deer may attempt crossing the road.  (S.R.)

Station Road 10th Apr. 2019 where the Deer was seen earlier today.

Death Notice: Ciss Kelleher (Née Looney), Cockhill

The death has occurred on Tuesday 9th April 2019 of Mary (Ciss) Kelleher (née Looney), Cockhill, Millstreet. Passed away, peacefully, in CUH surrounded by her loving family. Beloved wife of the late Billy and much loved mother of Liam, Anne (Brosnan) and Marie, dear sister of Kathleen (O Sullivan) and Jimmy (Looney), daughter in law Kathleen (O Connell), son in law Paul, her loving grandchildren Leanne, Kate, Bill, Elmarie, Ciara, Rachel, Patrick and Conor, sister in law Carmel (Dennehy), niece, nephews, relatives, neighbours and friends.

Lying in repose in Tarrant’s Funeral Home, Millstreet, on Wednesday evening from 6pm to 8pm, followed by removal to St Patrick’s Church, Millstreet. Requiem Mass on Thursday at 12 noon with burial afterwards in St Mary’s Cemetery. ‘May She Rest in Peace’. [rip]

“Radio Treasures” Visits Carriganima and Fr. James Shares Wonderful Reflection

Our 10pm feature tonight recalls the 2019 Parade for St. Patrick in Carriganima where we interview Fr. Anthony, Seán, Eily, Aindrias, Gobnait and Shane… and we’re delighted to feature second broadcast of Fr. James McSweeney’s Reflections on “Radio Treasures” – on Cork Music Station   Also in tonight’s “Radio Treasures”(9:30 -11:00) we include musings, music and songs galore.  And we chat about the many items illustrated below.   Click on the images to enlarge. Feel most welcome to make contact by logging into our “Seán Radley” Facebook chat page or by texting.  One may also email us on millstreetmuseum – Happy Listening! Click on the images to enlarge.   The following are brief captions to our selection of pictures below…More complete features to follow later: (S.R.)

  1.  Official Opening of “Capabu” at The Square on Thurs. 4th April 2019 (more complete feature later) CAtherine PAtrick BUicke – hence the name!
  2. Carriganima St. Patrick’s Parade 2019.
  3. Chef Supreme Kevin at the Wallis Arms Hotel.
  4. Rehearsing for Sunday’s Choral Concert in St. Patrick’s Church, Millstreet.
  5. Cobh on Tuesday morning (9th April 2019) viewing the arrival of just one of the 101 Liners visiting during this year.  This is the “Magellan”.
  6. The Millstreet Lottery Committee and Coworkers at the 25th AGM in the Wallis Arms Hotel on Sat. 6th April.
  7. The superbly successful Annual Coffee Day in aid of Marymount Hospice held on Wednesday, 3rd April at Millstreet Garda Station.
  8. Two images recalling last Saturday’s Tour of the most impressive Rescue Helicopter Centre in Rathcoole when Millstreet Vintage Club was invited.
  9. Three images where our focus is on the official launch of Sculptor Supreme, Denis O’Connor’s (with hat) magnificent Exhibition at Siamsa Tíre, Tralee on Saturday, 6th April entitled “Along the Western Shore” which continues until 3rd May.   Denis is son of the late Tess and Con O’Connor of Main Street, Millstreet.

Eily’s Report – 9th April

Dia is Mhuire díobh go léir a chairde, and welcome, on this beautiful crisp Spring day, giving us all the chance to go about the things we want to do including the birds to build their nests.


The monthly meeting of the Community Council will be held at the Wallis Arms Hotel tonight starting at 8 o’clock sharp. All members please attend.


A very successful Coffee fundraiser in aid of many needy causes was held at our Garda Barracks last week. It was very well attended and there was a real friendly atmosphere as members welcomed all  those who came between 10.30 am to 2.30 pm in the afternoon to support it. This has become an annual event by now and is helping good causes as well. It creates a great bond between the Gardai members and the general public.


A highly successful equestrian event entitled the International Welcome Tour, has just finished it’s five day stint at the Green Glens and there’s lots more to look forward to in the months ahead. So keep in touch with their website and don’t miss the exciting events on this world stage on our doorstep.

[read more …] “Eily’s Report – 9th April”

Death Notice: Bridie Carroll, Clonsilla

Bridie CARROLL (née Moyne), (Glenville, Clonsilla and formerly of Muff, Co. Donegal) – April 8, 2019 (peacefully), in the loving care of the staff at Belmont House Nursing Home, Stillorgan, beloved wife of the late Jerry (Millstreet, Co. Cork) and devoted mother to her loving children Margaret (Keane), Tim, Jerry and special daughter Julie, pre-deceased by her sister Margaret (Gormley) and brother Gerard; sadly missed by her loving family, sisters Rosemary, Cathleen (Mullan), Carmel (Keating) and Anne (Andrews), brothers Martin, Colm, Liam and Sean, her fifteen grandchildren, son-in-law Martin, daughters-in-law Shan and Linda, sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, nephews, nieces, her dear friend Eileen, relatives and friends. R.I.P. Reposing at her residence this (Tuesday) afternoon from 2 o’c. until 5 o’c. with removal this (Tuesday) evening to St. Brigid’s Church, Blanchardstown arriving at 6 o’c. Funeral tomorrow (Wednesday) morning after 10 o’c. Mass to Clonsilla Churchyard. Family flowers only please. Donations, if desired, to RESPECT, Navan Road, Dublin 7. [rip] [funeraltimes]

Death Notice: Jimmy Murphy, The Tanyard

The death has occurred on Friday 5th April 2019 of James (Jimmy) Murphy, No 12 Tanyard, Millstreet. Deeply regretted by his brother, sisters, brothers-in-law, sister-in-law, nieces, nephews, uncle, aunt and cousins. Lying in Repose in St Patrick’s Church, Millstreet on Tuesday evening from 6.30pm to 7.30pm. Requiem Mass on Wednesday at 12 noon burial afterwards in St Mary’s Cemetery. [rip]

Presentation by Lucey Transport Ltd. Drivers to Donal Barry on His Recent Retirement

Drivers of Millstreet Depot of Lucey Transport Ltd. assembled at the Macroom Road Centre on Saturday afternoon, 6th April 2019 to make a special presentation to the very popular Donal Barry of Boherbue on his recent retirement after 45 years of wonderfully dedicated service at Lucey Transport Ltd., Millstreet.   Following some very witty sincere speeches the group enjoyed refreshments at Café Aroma at Minor Row, Millstreet.  We, as well as the Organisers of this presentation, extend sincere congratulations to Donal and wish him many long years of happy and healthy retirement.   Click on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.)

Donal Barry (centre) accepts the presentation from Jerry Murphy (representing the Drivers of the Millstreet Depot of Lucey Transport Ltd.).
Pictured with Donal are some of the Organisers of the special presentation – from left: Daithí Collins, (Donal Barry,) Jerry Murphy and Nicholas Buckley.

Death Notice: Mary Gahan, Minor Row

The death has occurred of Mary Gahan, Minor Row, Millstreet. Retired N.S. teacher. Passed away peacefully at her residence, sadly missed by her cousins, friends and good neighbours.
Lying in repose in Tarrant’s Funeral Home, Millstreet, on Sunday evening from 6.30pm to 7.30pm. Reception into St Patrick’s Church, Millstreet, on Monday for 12 noon Mass, burial afterwards in Drishane Cemetery. May She Rest in Peace. [rip [read more …] “Death Notice: Mary Gahan, Minor Row”

Upcoming Musical Events 2019

Tadhg Murphy of Cork is the Presenter at The Music Room in Boherbue on this Thursday, 4th April 2019 at 8pm.   The next Millstreet Gramophone Circle takes place on Friday, 26th April at 8.15pm when we invite our audience to share one or two CDs of their favourite songs/music in “Listeners’ Choice”.   And our Bealtaine presentation takes place on Friday, 31st May at 8:15pm with Michael Drew of Boherbue sharing a wonderful programme of music and song.   Recently in Freemount a magnificent presentation was given by Mary Broderick and her sister, Clare Murphy.  We share images here of that very special event where a capacity audience was delighted with the splendid programme.  Click on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.) [read more …] “Upcoming Musical Events 2019”

Sincere Congratulations to Swimmer Supreme Conor Moynihan

Conor Moynihan had a really magnificent Swim Gala in South Africa last week…28-31 March 2019… with lots of PBs (personal bests) and medals.  Conor is grandson of Margaret & Michael Moynihan, Killarney Road, Millstreet.  We thank Conor’s Dad – Niall – for sharing this wonderful image of Swimmer Supreme Conor and for the update on such superb achievements in the World of Sport.   Click on the image to enlarge.  (S.R.)

Fr. James, Áine and Giles Tonight on “Radio Treasures” 9:30 to 11:00

Our 10pm feature tonight greets a wonderful New Arrival – Giles from Dublin – We join Áine Collins at the official opening of her new Election Office in Millstreet and we’re delighted to feature the very first of Fr. James McSweeney’s Reflections on “Radio Treasures” and we celebrate Mother’s Day 2019 at Herlihy’s Centra-on Cork Music Station   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. Feel most welcome to make contact by logging into our “Seán Radley” Facebook chat page or by texting.  One may also email us on millstreetmuseum – Happy Listening! Click on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.)

Eily’s Report – 2nd April

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

The Month of April is in with a bang, and a bit of a burrrr.

We didn’t expect to be donning the Winter woollies at such a fast rate. Going from 15/16 degrees to Zero almost overnight was a shock to the system but then April showers always brought bright May Flowers, and Hope Springs Eternal.

The monthly bulletin from IRD came as usual with the start of the new month and it makes good reading for all those who are in need of home improvement schemes. Their service is free to all those who are on receipt of Fuel Allowance, Working Family Allowance, Domiciliary Care Allowance, Care Allowance, One Parent Family Allowance, Job Seekers Allowance etc. Terms and conditions apply, and their Services include, Attic Insulation, Cavity Wall Insulation, External as well as Internal Wall Insulation, Heating Upgrade, Window Replacement, Lagging Jackets, Draught Proofing and Energy Efficient Lighting.

IRD Duhallow also has a host of courses and training opportunities to suit all ages and circumstances.

[read more …] “Eily’s Report – 2nd April”

Installing New Windows at Carnegie Hall

Due to the installation of new windows at Carnegie Hall, Millstreet – the Library will be closed until this Thursday.  Millstreet Museum will be open on Tuesday, 2nd April 2019 from 9:30am to 1:40pm but due to the windows installation at the Museum Centre will be closed on Wednesday, 3rd April.  Click on the images below to enlarge.  (S.R.) [read more …] “Installing New Windows at Carnegie Hall”

Milk Processing Plant being considered for Kilcorney Creamery

One of the major agribusiness news items during the week was that Coca-Cola are planning to set up a milk plant in Ireland. Not exceptional news as it is well known that Coca-cola is moving to diversify away from sugary drinks.

However, speaking to John yesterday, he was telling us that Coca-Cola have actually been exploring the possibility of setting up their milk plant on the site of the old creamery in Kilcorney. He added that they  have been contacting local dairy farmers, if they would be interested supplying their milk directly to the new Coke plant.

Apparently, the response has been overwhelmingly positive, and it is hoped that if the plant goes ahead, the new plant can create a lot of employment for the area, just like the Nutricia infant formula plant has done for Kilmurray.

The Old Kilcorney Creamery which ceased operation about 2005

Coca-Cola is increasingly looking to diversify away from sugary drinks, and has been working closely with the IDA to potentially establish a dairy facility here.  [read more …] “Milk Processing Plant being considered for Kilcorney Creamery”