Millstreet Pictorial Updates 18th Jan. 2020

We present recent pictorial updates from our locality sharing a selection of colourful images.   Tap on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.)

It was a true privilege meeting with inspirational Champion Jockey David Mullins (fifth from left) at Rathcoole Airfield on Fri. morning. Our picture features in today’s “The Echo” (18th Jan. 2020) with the uplifting story of the cheque presentation by David in gratitude for being airlifted following a serious injury in October. Thankfully David has recovered so well and looks forward to getting back to the equestrian world. He won the Aintree Grand National in 2016.

On the General Election 2020 Trail.

Jimmy and Thomas O’Leary appeared on “The Echo” this week.
Christmas is truly over as the dedicated Team takes down the Christmas Street Decorations.
AGM of Millstreet Town Park preceded by the celebration of Mass by Fr. Paddy O’Byrne at Millstreet Day Care Centre.
Some of the capacity attendance at Paddy O’Leary’s superb presentation at Millstreet Gramophone Circle on Friday 17th Jan.. Paddy from Kiskeam is pictured 8th from left holding a musical CD.
Pictured at the hugely successful Annual Machinery Show held during the week at the very impressive Green Glens venue.

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Splendid Support for Website from The Pub in Carriganima

Last Saturday night (11th Jan. 2020) the wonderful singer Michelle Murphy from Wexford accompanied by the excellent music of Pat Bucke appeared at The Pub in Carriganima to a capacity audience.   Adding to the marvellous occasion there were Birthday Celebrations plus a Draw.   And, then to our very pleasant surprise Seán Murphy with his brilliant Team of Organisers presented €200.00 to the Millstreet Website in recognition of the website’s promotion of Carriganima Events.   The Team includes Jimmy Murphy, John Joe Moriarty and Bernard Crowley as well as a further number of Carriganima Supporters Bernard Crowley himself is very much part of the overall Millstreet Website Team with very comprehensive regular reports on Millstreet Vintage Club and Carriganima plus Aubane Activities.   Sincere thanks Bernard for such important features on our website.   Here we share images from that very special night at The Pub in Carriganima on 11th January.  Tap on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.) [read more …] “Splendid Support for Website from The Pub in Carriganima”

Superb Rainbows Over Millstreet on St. Ita’s Day 2020

At least two very colourful Rainbows appeared over Millstreet on this Tuesday, 15th January 2020 – the Feast of St. Ita.   Celebrated in Killeedy, Co. Limerick where a beautiful Church Window (in Ashford in the Parish of Killeedy) depicting the renowned Saint may be seen – there is also a close link with St. Ita in Millstreet and is especially associated with Kilmeedy and Tubrid….which is oftentimes referred to as the Holy Well of Ita where in a bygone age people were baptised in the waters of Tubrid.  The two Rainbows serve as a reminder of St. Ita’s links to Millstreet.  Our images were photographed in West End and Mount Leader this Tuesday morning.  Tap on the pictures to enlarge.(S.R.)

An tAthair Peadar Ó Laoghaire, Comóradh 100 Bliain in Carriganima on 20th and 21st March 2020

We thank Breandán Ó Caoimh for the following very interesting Press Release regarding the upcoming Centenary Commemoration of the renowned An tAthair Peadar Ó Laoghaire.  (S.R.)An tAthair Peadar Ó Laoghaire, Comóradh 100 Bliain

The people of Carriganima extend a céad míle fáilte to everybody to join with them in commemorating the centenary of An tAthair Peadar Ó Laoghaire.  The commemoration will take place over two days: Friday, March 20 and Saturday, March 21.  The renowned priest, scholar and author was born in the townland of Liscarrigane, in the parish of Clondrohid & Carriganima, and he spent his formative years here.  The locality had a profound impact on his work.  An tAthair Peadar was a strong advocate of vernacular Irish – the language of the people.  His most beloved works include Séadna and Mo Scéal Féin.  These stories, among other works, are much loved by students and scholars of Irish to this day.  Following his clerical formation in St Patrick’s College, Maynooth, An tAthair Peadar, served as a priest in the Diocese of Cloyne, including in Macroom.  He died in Castlelyons in 1922, and he is buried there.  An tAthair Peadar is widely regarded as one of the founders of modern Irish literature.   [read more …] “An tAthair Peadar Ó Laoghaire, Comóradh 100 Bliain in Carriganima on 20th and 21st March 2020”

Eily’s Report – 14th January

Dia is mhuire diobh go leir a cairde and welcome to my first report of 2020.

Not only have we a New Year, but we have a new decade. Going forward from today I feel ill- prepared to give an account of the happenings of past number of weeks  because of a long spell of flu, I missed out on Christmas completely. The lovely closing down parties before it where the many things I’m involved in around the parish, where everybody will recap on the past year, revamp friendships and plan for more of the same ‘after Christmas’. I missed all the lovely church services and the Women’s Little Christmas party etc.

Mind you I didn’t spend my time out, saying “why me”. It does us a lot of good sometimes to take a step back. Take time to think over  what you’re missing and how much we miss them. The involvement, the companionship and the support of such things become all the more important and  worthwhile when you are separated from them for a little while. Buíochas le Dia, all is well again.

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Mary Cashman, Tullig House (née Goggin of Maulnahorna)

Mary Cashman, Tullig House, Millstreet (née Goggin of Maulnahorna, Carriganima). Peacefully, on January 10th 2019, surrounded by her loving family, in the wonderful care of the staff at the Bon Secours Hospital, Cork.

Beloved wife of the late Denis, and sister of the late Thomas and Christy. Very deeply missed by her sons Pat, Donal, and Michael, daughters-in-law Berni, Angelica, and Ola, grandchildren Alannah, Oisín, Filip, Julia, and Ída, sisters Sheila, Ann, and Helen, nieces, nephews, extended family, neighbours, and many friends.

Lying in repose in Tarrant’s Funeral Home, Millstreet on Sunday afternoon from 4pm to 6pm followed by removal to St. Patrick’s Church, Millstreet. Requiem Mass on Monday at 12pm, followed by burial afterwards in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Millstreet.

Ar dheis Dé go raibh a h’anam dílis.

Millstreet Community School Features Very Impressively in BTYSTE 2020 Awards

We thank Principal, Pól Ó Síodhcháin for sharing this Friday evening (10th Jan. 2020) images from the BTYSTE 2020 at the RDS in which MCS features in a number of Award Winning Projects.   Sincere congratulations to All the Students who participated and a special mention to the Award Winning Projects.   Well done also to the Staff Members who have been wonderfully supportive.  One of the brilliant MCS Projects featured in today’s front page of the “Irish Examiner”.   Tap on the various images to enlarge.  (S.R.)   Pól has just shared the following update“What a proud night for MCS at BTYSTE! In total 5 group awards: 3rd for Harry, Donagh and Darragh in social and behavioural sciences;  2nd for Omar, Darren & Bevin in biological and ecological sciences and a special award from Teagasc.  2 highly commended Awards for Orlaith and Jenny and Eabha, Fia and Taragh.  Tremendous achievement! Thanks Seán for helping to create such a positive atmosphere & work ethic in MCS! (It was an  honour to be involved in this year’s brilliant event, Pól)  We celebrate this amazing success as a whole school community.”  During our radio interviews with the Students and Teachers they all emphasised how grateful they were to Millstreet Community Council for the annual much appreciated financial support given for the important BTYSTE experience.  (S.R.)

Mary C. Kiely (née Neligan) Fairfield, Dromagh / Rockchapel

The death has occurred of Mary C. Kiely (née Neligan) Fairfield, Dromagh, Cork / Rockchapel, Cork. On January 9th, 2020, unexpectedly at her residence, Mary C. beloved wife of the late Sèan and loving mother of the late John Martin. Sadly missed by her cherished sons, Michael and Derry, adored grandchildren Niamh, Ronan, Luke and Ellie, daughters-in-law Sinead and Maeve. Deeply regretted by her loving family, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, especially Jerh and Mary, nephews, nieces, relatives, neighbours and a large circle of friends. Ar dheis Dè go raibh a hanam dilis.

Rosary on Saturday at 8pm in Grace’s Funeral Home, Kanturk. Lying in repose in Grace’s Funeral Home on Sunday from 6pm followed by removal at 8pm to St. John’s Church, Dromagh. Requiem Mass on Monday at 12 noon with funeral afterwards to Dromtariffe New Cemetery. [rip]

Millstreet Community School Features Superbly at BTYSTE 2020 in Dublin’s RDS

One of the many images captured during our visit to the truly magnificent BTYSTE at Dublin’s RDS on Thursday, 9th Jan. 2020. We recorded a wonderful amount of very interesting interviews for a special “Radio Treasures” programme on Cork Music Station on Tuesday, 21st Jan. from 9:30 to 11:30pm.. In this image we meet Students Darragh, Donagh and Harry with Science Teachers Eileen and Francy Lyons. We were also joined by Cancer Scientist Barbara. This important Project attracted enormous interest as did the other four Projects which we shall later share. This particular Project dealt with the Awareness of Testicular Cancer in Young Boys and Men. The very presence of such a Project at the National Exhibition could well lead to avoiding very challenging health issues through awareness of early diagnosis. Tap on the picture for further clarity. (S.R.)

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Denis Angland, Dromagh

Angland: Dromagh, Mallow. On January 8, 2020, peacefully at Araglin House, Boherbue, Denis, husband of the late Mary (née Cashin) and brother of the late Dan and Paddy and dear dad of Maurice, Susan (Shine), Denis and David. Deeply mourned by his loving family, grandchildren, brothers John P. and Christy, sister Mary (Bohan), son-in-law, daughters-in-law, sisters-in-law, nephews, nieces, relatives and friends. May he rest in peace.
Reposing at O’Reilly’s Funeral Home, Newmarket, on Thursday from 5.30pm to 8pm followed by removal to St. John’s Church, Dromagh. Requiem Mass on Friday at 12 noon. Funeral afterwards to Kiskeam Cemetery. Family flowers only please. Donations in lieu to Araglin House, Boherbue. [rip]

“Radio Treasures” On Air 9:30 to 11:00 This Tuesday Night

Tune into www.corkmusicstation.com for “Radio Treasures” from 9:30pm  (7th Jan. 2020) where we focus on stories relating to the attached ten images and we celebrate the 85th Birthday of Elvis who would have been 85 tomorrow.  All this and much more tonight  on Cork Music Station .   Also in tonight’s “Radio Treasures” we include musings, music and songs galore.  We remember our Faithful Departed.   And we chat about such a variety of topics as illustrated above – Tap on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.) Feel most welcome to make contact by logging into our “Seán Radley” Facebook chat page or by texting 086 825 0074 or use Whatsapp using ther same mobile number.  One may also email us on millstreetmuseum @eircom.net – Happy Listening!   Click here to tune into tonight’s Show.  (S.R.)

Broadcaster, Marian Finucane pictured at the graveside of her ancestors in Ballydesmond in November 2000 during the wreath laying ceremony to the memory of her aunt, teacher and Credit Union pioneer, Nora Herlihy. ©Photograph: John Reidy 27-11-2000  …. I had not realised that I was also captured in this historic image by John Reidy as I continued to video the historic occasion in Ballydesmond in 2000.  I later photographed Marian by the graveside also and presented it to her some years later at a Book Launch in Dublin kindly coordinated by Marie O’Connor of Duarigle who is related to the late Marian.  May Marian rest in peace – Ar dheis Dé go raibh a hanam dílis. Tap on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.)
Christmas Magic at “Adrivale”, South Douglas Road, Cork – the home of Artist Supreme – Neil Kelleher whose maternal roots are from Adrivale, Millstreet.

 

Visiting the Millstreet Church Crib on the Feast of the Epiphany – 6th Jan. 2020.

 

From left: Maria Casey, Deputy Principal presenting an Album of Memories to Retiring Principal, Joan O’Mahony having devoted almost four decades of superb service at Presentation N.S., Millstreet.

 

The many active participants attending the New Year Annual GAA Fundraising Walk/Run around the Glebe as they left West End, Millstreet.

 

Enjoying the annual post-Christmas Fireside chat, storytelling, song and music at Aubane Community Centre.
Ringing in the New Year with members of Millstreet Pipe Band at The Square, Millstreet.

 

Enjoying the Annual Table Quiz at Corkery’s Bar, Millstreet on St. Stephen’s Day 2019 in aid of Millstreet Community Hospital and Millstreet Children’s Playground Development.
Christmas 2019 Fireside chat, song and music at Aubane Community Centre.
A very impressive sign put in place before Christmas at Presentation N.S., Millstreet.

“Where the Road Take Me” – Bay City Rollers – C103 7pm Sunday

We thank Presenter, John Greene for advance information on this Sunday evening’s programme – 5th Jan. 2020.  (S.R.)

It was certainly debatable, but they were heralded as the greatest group since the Beatles.

A bunch of scruffy youngsters from Edinburgh called ‘The Bay City Rollers’ became a tartan teen sensation in the 1970s.

By the late 70s, Rollermania followed and Les McKeown, Alan Longmuir, Derek Longmuir, Stuart ‘Woody’ Wood and Eric Faulkner were known worldwide.  

Songs like ‘Remember’, ‘Shang-a-Lang’ and ‘All of me loves all of you’ were top ten hits, while ‘Bye Bye baby’ remained at No 1 in the UK charts for six weeks in 1975. [read more …] ““Where the Road Take Me” – Bay City Rollers – C103 7pm Sunday”

Kay Whelan (née Singleton) (Tivoli, and formerly of Cullen)

KAY WHELAN (née Singleton) (Tivoli and formerly of Cullen, Co. Cork), passed peacefully to the next life on 31st of December,2019, after a wonderful life, wife of the late Patrick, loving mother of Billy, Tina, Labhras, Padraig, Elaine and late Diarmuid, caring big sister to Fr. Jerry, Noel and the late Dinny and JJ., doting granny to 12 heartbroken grand kids. Sadly missed by all her loving family, daughters-in-law, sons-in-law, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, extended family and a large circle of friends.

Lying in repose at the Temple Hill Funeral Home, Boreenmanna Road of Jerh. O’ Connor Ltd. from 6.00pm on Thursday followed by removal at 7.00pm to the Church of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Cullen, Co. Cork. Requiem Mass at 11.00am on Friday. Cremation will take place privately afterwards.

The family greatly appreciate the amazing care Kay received in Brídhaven and Mallow General Hospital. May she rest in peace. [rip]

Station Road Images of Unusual Cloud Formation

We thank Eilín Kiely of Millstreet for sharing these three brilliant images of the recent “Flying Saucer” style cloud formation observed over Millstreet Parish.   This sequence of pictures was captured from Station Road, Millstreet.  Tap on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.) [read more …] “Station Road Images of Unusual Cloud Formation”

Eddie Downey (Caum, Macroom, formerly of Mashanaglass & Drominagh)

The death has occurred of Eddie Downey (Caum, Macroom, formerly of Mashanaglass & Drominagh). On December 29th 2019, EDDIE, died peacefully, in the presence of his family & in the exceptional care of the staff of Macroom Community Hospital. Beloved husband of the late Mary & loving father of the late Mary-Josephine (infant), John, Michael, Úna, Teresa, James & Maria, much loved brother of Ted, John, Maura, Kay & of Jimmy, Sheila & Ann (deceased), loving grandfather to Cian, Gavin, Aidan, Conor & Liadh, father-in-law to Margaret, Jon & Juliet. Sadly missed by his nieces, nephews, brother-in-law, sisters-in-law, extended family, friends & kind neighbours.
Reposing on Wednesday, 1st January, in Macroom Church from 5pm with prayers at 7pm. Requiem Mass on Thursday at 12 noon, funeral afterwards to St. Colman’s Cemetery, Macroom. Family flowers only please. Donations if desired to Macroom Community Hospital. Codladh sámh. [rip]

End of 2019 Updates

  1.  Millstreet Pipe Band is scheduled to welcome the New Year at The Square, Millstreet 7pm on this New Year’s Eve.   Always a welcoming and uplifting occasion.
  2. “Radio Treasures” will be broadcast on Cork Music Station tonight 9:30 to 11:00pm featuring the very best of music and song as well as focusing on the Years of the Zero from 1920 to 2010 as we enter 2020 – a Leap Year and the Year of the Olympics.
  3. Boherbue’s Music Room begins its first programme on this Thursday, 2nd Jan. 2020 with Listeners’ Choice where people are encouraged to bring along a Music CD or two for inclusion in this annual presentation.
    Santa’s recent visit to Carriganima…transported by Elf Liam! Tap on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)

Presentation by Millstreet Bridge Club to ROCS

From left: Helen Curtin on behalf of Millstreet Bridge Club recently presented a substantial cheque to Michelle O’Keeffe and Phil Sheehan representing R.O.C.S. (Reach Out Cancer Support) at Millstreet Day Care Centre. Tap on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)

Following the cheque presentation a number of awards were presented to Millstreet Bridge Club Members as it was the annual prize night by the Club.

Christmas Midnight Mass in Millstreet 2019

Christmas Eve 2019 Midnight Mass (now celebrated at 10pm) in St. Patrick’s Church, Millstreet was concelebrated by Canon John Fitzgerald, P.P., Fr. Paddy O’Byrne and Fr. Seán Tucker with the liturgy wonderfully enhanced by Millstreet Church Choir.   A special presentation was made to Jane Daly as Director supreme of the Church Choir.  Here we share some ten images from the very special annual occasion.  Tap on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.) [read more …] “Christmas Midnight Mass in Millstreet 2019”

Happy Christmas from All at Millstreet Website

On behalf of All at the Millstreet Website – especially Hannelie, Michael, Seán & our supportive Team including Eily and Bernard who are such regular Contributors to our Website– we extend sincere Christmas Greetings to everyone.   May a very Bright 2020 bring many Blessings, good Health, Peace and Fulfilment.  Nollaig Shona is Athbhlian Fé Mhaise.  (S.R.)

Exquisite Christmas Window Display 2019 by Teresa and Dan Collins (Tanyard) at the home of Breda and Tommy Sheehan (Australia) in Main Street, Millstreet – formerly the home of the late Mary Cronin. Tap on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)