Until recently Sunday Mass at John the Baptist Church in Carriganima was at 10:00 a.m.. This is now brought forward to 09:45 a.m.. The Saturday evening Vigil Mass time at 6:00 p.m. is unchanged. (S.R.)
Sincere thanks to Presenter, John Greene for advance information regarding this evening’s programme. (S.R.)
This week’s edition of ‘Where the road takes me’ is the first of a two part programme.
John Greene meets former UCC lecturer Michael Keane to hear a story of war, sex, corruption and land, involving the three Earls of Castlehaven.
Hotelier, author and TV personality Frances Brennan takes us through the famous ‘Route 66’, and recalls being attacked at midnight on the Caymen Islands by a group of large and angry crabs, which eventually turned out to be a blessing in disguise. And……….. [read more …] ““Where the Road Takes Me” on C103 This Sunday Evening at 7″
Lots of variety tonight on “Radio Treasures” on Cork Music Station … At 10pm we recall last Friday night’s Christmas Mass and Party in Aubane and we hear a selection of songs from Millstreet Community Singers. We chat about the superb Millstreet Calendar 2019 now available for sale at €6.00. Music, songs and musings galore for our worldwide loyal listening audience. Our featured artist this week is Gentleman Jim Reeves. We also chat about topics relating to the images below. Many thanks to Eily Buckley for promoting our weekly Radio Programme on her own Regional Report. Happy Listening! And we hear about the Three Legged Stool and its lesson for all our lives! And there’s more – much more! Click on the images below to enlarge. (S.R.) [read more …] ““Radio Treasures” on Cork Music Station Tonight 9:30 to 11:00″
Dia is Mhuire díobh go léir a chairde, and welcome to my report.
Our local branch of St. Vincent de Paul will hold their annual church gate collections this weekend Saturday/Sunday December 8/9, before all Masses at Ballydaly, Cullen, Dromtarriffe, Dromagh Kilcorney and Millstreet. Please give generously to this important collection and with your help our volunteers will make Christmas better for many needy people in our community.
Team Coach supreme, Jimmy Murphy, shares the following uplifting facts about the wonderfully successful St. John’s GAA Club (with Players from Aubane, Mushera, Millstreet, Kilcorney and beyond) especially after being victorious in the recent Final played at Ovens:
“A truly wonderful Team but also a truly unique Team. Four families of brothers and two O’Keeffes – Denis and Paddy. The Sheahans Tom and Adrian. The Kellehers Brian and Denis. The Corkerys Donal, Neil and Paudie. Also Dave Barrett – son of Selector, John Barrett. Dave is Uncle to Eric and Eoin. But most unique of all must be Father and Son – Huey and Kevin Sheahan. Truly unique stats and all the Team have great friendships.”
We thank Jimmy for sharing such very interesting and quite fascinating facts about an amazing GAA team with superbly inspiring dedication and sporting spirit. (S.R.)
We thank Kathleen Moylan of Castlemagner for the following very comprehensive Castlemagner Christmas Diary 2018. (S.R.)
Maggie Polpin is a widowed mother of four living in rural Ireland, now sole owner of the Polpin family shop and farm since the death of her husband.
She is a complex figure, far from the clichés of Irish femininity which
preceded her. This is a hard-bitten, uncompromising woman who puts her
personal security above all other concerns. She rejects the place which
cultural precedent has laid out for her and chooses to drive all of her
children away rather than nurture them like a mother can by trying to force them to do things that will benefit Maggie.
This production is a Castlemagner Sinsir Club (Senior Citizens) fundraiser
and your support would be greatly appreciated. It promises to be a great
night of entertainment and will start at 8pm each night. Tickets are
available at the door for €10.00.
The Annual Cookery Demonstration with Hazel Bourke, Assolas, will be held next Wednesday night December 5th in Castlemagner Community Centre at 8pm.
Mulled wine and Mince Pies will be served on arrival.
Tickets for this event are €10.00 and are available at door on the night. [read more …] “Castlemagner Christmas Diary 2018”
The well known traditional duet of Jackie Daly on accordion and Matt Cranitch on fiddle will play in concert of Sliabh music in Bruach Na Carraige Rockchapel on Saturday the 15th of December starting at 8pm. We thank Jack Roche for this notice. (S.R.)
We thank Presenter John Greene for advance information regarding this evening’s programme – 02/12/2018 – on C103 at 7pm. (S.R.)
When the people of Cork City and County moved into the 1980s, they did so with a swagger. Life was good, there was plenty of employment, and the real Taoiseach had been watching over them for ten years. They felt immune to any crisis.
But the storm clouds of a major recession were gathering. Within eighteen months, Fords, Dunlops and Verolme Dockyard had all closed, with the loss of hundreds of jobs. By 1985, the city was in chaos.
On this week’s Where the road takes me, John Greene meets journalist Michael Moynihan, whose new book – ‘Crisis and Comeback – Cork in the eighties’, has just been published. [read more …] ““Where the Road Takes Me” at 7pm on C103″
*The Millstreet Men’s Shed Soapbox Race Day 2018 *is now for sale on DVD. Price is €10. Available from:
Tadhg Curtin – Email: <firstname.lastname@example.org> … Tel: 086 177 87123
Or from Bertie Buckley – Tel: 087 679 3841.
This superbly professional DVD by the very talented Tadhg Curtin was officially launched at Moll Carthy’s Bridge Bar, Kilcorney on 7th Nov. 2018 (illustrated below) attended by members of Millstreet Men’s Shed. Click on the images to enlarge. A brief trailer of the DVD is also shared below.(S.R.)
Delighted to receive from wonderfully dedicated Team Coach, Jimmy Murphy the uplifting news this evening. “A great win by St.John’s at Ovens today. A fantastic display of football and heart. They are an outstanding bunch of Players. The exciting score: St. John’s 1 – 9 to Kilmurry 1 – 8 ” shared by Jimmy on text shortly after the game. Sincere congratulations to Jimmy and the magnificent Team on being splendidly victorious in the final.
St. John’s GAA Club v Kilmurry GAA
Today – Saturday, Dec 1st. 2018 at 2:30pm in Ovens.
It’s the Co. Junior B League Final.
All Support is Very Welcome.
Very Best of good luck to Jimmy Murphy & the
dedicated Players in this important match. (S.R.)
This morning (Wednesday, 28th Nov. 2018) in the Library of Millstreet Community School – Kevin Herlihy of Herlihy’s Centra presented a superb set of Soccer Kit Sportswear to Millstreet Community School. Principal Pól Ó Síodhcháin accepted the very impressive set of jerseys and overall kit in the presence of members of Herlihy’s Centra Staff, Millstreet and three Students wearing the new outfit. Also present was John Magee, Chaplain at MCS. Here we share ten images from the wonderfully uplifting occasion on a morning which has been wet and windy. Thankfully the electricity was just restored following the stormy weather conditions before we pictorially recorded the occasion. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.) [read more …] “Herlihy’s Centra Millstreet Presents Superb Soccer Kit to MCS”
Due to ever popular demand two extra performances of the truly brilliant production of “Sive” by John B. Keane will take place at Banteer’s Glen Theatre on Friday, 7th Dec. 2018 and on Sunday, 9th Dec. at 8:30pm on both nights. A presentation not to be missed if at all possible. Click on the images below to enlarge. (S.R.) [read more …] “Extra Performances of “Sive” at Glen Theatre”
Lots of variety tonight on “Radio Treasures” on Cork Music Station … At 10pm a wonderful song from our Archives – “Roll up to Eily’s Bus” And we delve into our 1960s Musical Archives. Music, songs and musings galore for our worldwide loyal listening audience. We also chat about topics relating to the images below. Happy Listening! Click on the images below to enlarge. (S.R.)
Information on the above five images…… [read more …] ““Radio Treasures” on Cork Music Station Tonight 9:30 to 11:00″
Dia is Mhuire díobh go léir a chaired and welcome to my last report in November.
This week we congratulate one of our great employers Alps Electric on their 30th anniversary. For all those years they have given work to hundreds and I’m sure thousands of our people. Sitting in picturesque Mount Leader, they continue in their own quiet way to send their products to many parts of the world. And how proud some of our people out abroad are to see that the appliance that they are working on was made in Millstreet, Co. Cork.
Their weekend was filled with great celebration and with a lot of looking back on hopeful beginnings in 1988 when Millstreet held its breath in anticipation, hardly allowing ourselves to believe that this fine employer was coming to stay. The world has changed a lot since then.
Those of us who have been privileged to have experienced the truly magnificent production of John B. Keane’s “Sive” as presented in recent weeks by the wonderfully talented Banteer Drama Group have come away from the performance feeling uplifted and moved by the most impressive theatrical event. Here we share some 35 images (as promised in our initial post) from last Sunday night’s performance (18th Nov. 2018). And we also get to meet with the cast and members of the audience. Click on the pictures to enlarge. (S.R.) [read more …] “Pictorial Feature of Banteer Drama Group’s Superb Production of “Sive””
The death has occurred of Nora (Norrie) GUERIN (née Cronin)
Ballydaly. Passed away peacefully at University Hospital Kerry. Beloved wife of the late John and dear mother of Sheila, Mary, Dan and Jerome. Deeply regretted and sadly missed by her loving family, sister Hannah, daughters-in-law Eileen and Jessica, sons-in-law Denis and Michael, grandchildren, relatives, neighbours and friends. May She Rest in Peace.
Reposing at her son Dan’s home, Ballydaly, on Monday from 4pm to 7pm. Reception into Our Lady of Lourdes Church, Ballydaly, on Tuesday for 12 noon Mass, burial afterwards in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Millstreet. [RIP]
With the final performance on Sunday 25th Nov. 2018 at 8:30pm “Sive” performed by the Banteer Drama Group at Banteer’s Glen Theatre – a magnificent production with such a wonderfully authentic 1950s set – is such a superb theatrical experience with supremely talented Actors. Well done indeed to Directors of this excellent Drama Production – Tadhg O’Keeffe and Mary Ellis. Details from 029 – 56239. Here we share a selection of images from the most memorable Drama. Lots more pictures to follow later. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)
We thank Presenter, John Greene for advance information on this Sunday evening’s radio programme. (S.R.)
It’s been a good year for the people and village of Innishannon.
Having won a bronze medal this year and last, the tidy towns committee celebrate fifty years of keeping the village bright, clean and beautiful.
Shortly, a book of guided walks around the village will be launched.
Having initially been launched as a once-off, “Innishannon Candlelight”magazine celebrates thirty five years.
It’s fifty years since the Community Hall opened its doors and Alice Taylor has just launched a book which inspires its readers to value the here and now, rather than dwell on the past or future. It’s advice that best- selling authors Eckhart Tolle or Anthony De Mello would give their stamp of approval to.
This week on Where the road takes me, John Greene pays a visit to hear more about their good news. [read more …] ““Where the Road Takes Me” in Innishannon on C103 Sunday at 7pm”
The walk up Clara is featured in The Times newspaper today. It’s a nice article and describes visiting the Cilín, the route up, the views from the top, and the burial of the priest on top. But what about the photo in the article, because that’s not Clara!
Marking 32 years of supreme dedication at St. Joseph’s Community Hospital, Millstreet a very special Retirement Reception was held on the evening of Friday, 16th Nov. 2018 at Corkery’s Bar, West End, Millstreet to honour Joan Collins on her retirement. Staff members enjoyed a splendid occasion during which the very popular Joan was made a number of presentations with many words of great praise delivered. We wish Joan a very Happy, Healthy and Fulfilling Retirement following her inspiring work for the past 32 years at the Hospital. Here we share a selection of images from the magnificent reception. We thank Patricia Robertson (Clerical Officer at the Hospital) for alerting us to the special occasion. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.) [read more …] “Wonderful Retirement Reception for Joan Collins”
Lady is available for house work and the care of Senior Citizens in their own home – day or night. Contact 086 – 356 1265 or 087 – 906 6582.
IRD Duhallow are delighted to announce that Dr. Maureen Griffin of MGMS Training Ltd. will hold a public seminar on ‘Social Media – Challenges for Parents’ on Wednesday December 12th in the James O’Keeffe Institute, Newmarket at 7.30pm. All parents, guardians, teachers and those with a responsibility for young people are invited to attend.
Dr. Griffin is a nationally renowned forensic psychologist who has worked close with An Garda Síochána, Irish Defence Forces and the HSE. Dr.Griffin has visited over 700 schools across Ireland to discuss internet safety for primary and post-primary school children. The seminar will provide an overview of what is currently popular among Irish students, what the potential dangers are and will offer practical advice on how to protect children when they are online or using their mobile devices. Issues such as social networking sites (e.g. Instagram); social messaging/chatting apps (e.g. snapchat); video-streaming sites (e.g. YouTube); mobile device safety; screen time & sleep; grooming; sexting and cyber-bullying will be addressed with time provided for Q&A. Parents and guardians must be regularly updated on the safe use of the internet given the increased time children spend online and the speed at which the industry changes. Dr. Griffin will provide a brief overview of mainstream sites and upcoming applications with the aim of providing knowledge to parents and teachers who are better placed to manage the virtual world. [read more …] “Social Media – Challenges for Parents at IRD Duhallow on 12th Dec. at 7:30pm”
Eily is back on our screens in SuperValu’s latest advert “Consider Christmas at SuperValu”. This time she’s having a hot cuppa after her Christmas dip at the FortyFoot in Dublin. [read more …] “Considering Christmas”
A wonderful annual Millstreet tradition on Presentation Day (21st Nov. 2018) was superbly upheld today when the children from Presentation N.S. splendidly enhanced the liturgy of the 10:00 a.m. Mass with their truly exquisite singing and music. This was followed by the placement of a special wreath in the Cemetery of the Presentation Sisters near the Church Grounds where a special hymn in honour of Nano Nagle who founded the Presention Sisters Order was sung by the 34 sixth class pupils. Staff members from Millstreet Community School and Sr. Eileen of the Presentation Order also attended the annual celebration. Here we share some 23 images from the annual occasion. Click on the pictures to enlarge. (S.R.) [read more …] “Presentation Day 2018 in Millstreet”
Lots of variety tonight on “Radio Treasures” on Cork Music Station with very special interviews regarding the hugely successful Donal Guiney Inaugural Table Quiz cheque presentation to Millstreet Day Care Centre. At 10:00pm we listen to interviews with John A. O’Leary (Chairman, Millstreet Fianna Fail Cumann), Mary Feeley as well as Vincent, Michael and Paddy Guiney. We also chat about the inspiring Fashion Show in Rathmore for Chernobyl Children’s Fund. And we delve into our Archives. Music, songs and musings galore for our worldwide loyal listening audience. Click on the images below to enlarge. (S.R.)
Dia is Mhuire díobh go léir a chairde, and welcome to my report.
The year is moving on at a very fast rate and the many worries and concerns that we had during the drought seem far behind. Christmas is only a matter of a few weeks away and during the long hot summer with its scorched lands and water scarcity, did we ever think that by December we’d have enjoyed bumper crops of fruit and vegetables and an abundant supply of grain and silage and hay. As well as the all important shed of turf. The fields are still a lush green and lots of cattle still out, and even at this late stage on our 2018 calendar there is still little need for home heating. And now,we can’t but thank the ONE who governs all, for such wonderful gifts. Buíochas le Dia.
The new drink driving laws of course are biting hard into the lives of our people. Every day we hear of yet another victim of its cruel laws. with even more of our friendly local pubs closing their doors. The huge amount of depression and isolation, that it has caused already is only the tip of the iceberg, to what it will bring as more and more people will be confined to loneliness. Gone are the times when a family member or friend can give a friendly call to an elderly person and share a friendly glass with them, if they do they cant drive home. These laws resemble the Penal Laws of old. Made with the stroke of a pen,with no thought of the consequences . It has only led to home drinking, which can be a massive problem in itself. And we all know that the joy of a social drink is in the company. Move on Eily.
On Saturday evening, 3rd November 2018 in the presence of her three brothers and sister, her six children, her seventeen grandchildren and her twelve great-grandchildren as well as her many relations and friends – the wonderful Lally Healy of Pound Hill, Millstreet celebrated her 90th Birthday in the beautiful setting of the Wallis Arms Hotel. The most enjoyable occasion was video recorded by Lally’s brother, Brendan (Murphy). Great credit is due to the dedicated organisers of the very special event. They arranged a supremely impressive setting with a special booklet, historic family photographs, excellent musical entertainment provided by John White and Michael Murphy and deciding on a delicious meal menu. One of the many highlights of the occasion was the recitation of a brilliant poem about Lally’s inspirational life by Marie Healy. Marie had composed this truly great poem. When Lally was asked what was her secret living into her 90s she replied: “Hard work and keep your mind busy”. And one of Lally’s favourite past times is knitting which she approaches with uplifting creativity and generously gifts many completed items to CUMH. Sincere congratulations to 90 years young Lally as she begins her very active life into her 90s. Here we share some twenty images from the magnificent event. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)
We thank Presenter, John Greene for advance information regarding this Sunday (18th Nov. 2018) evening’s C103 programme. (S.R.)
Over thirty years ago, environmental biologist Kevin Corcoran approached several tourism bodies with his suggestions for walking guide-books and walking holidays. All were rejected out of hand. Today, the popularity of activity holidays continue to soar.
Undaunted, Kevin Corcoran brought out his first guide book twenty eight years ago. It has since been updated on five occasions, and many more have followed. On this week’s edition of Where the road takes me, John Greene accompanies him on one of the featured walks in the book, which takes in Glengarriffe National Park.
‘A walk in the wild side’ with Kevin Corcoran, Eco-Dweller, Environmental biologist, and a man who rejects all forms of mass consumerism. [read more …] ““Where the Road Takes Me” on C103 at 7pm This Sunday”