Renowned Poet Patrick Thomas Hammer from New York is presently paying his yearly visit to Ireland and especially to his Millstreet Relations – the O’Rahilly Family of Tanyard Wood. We thank Patrick for the presentation of his most recent Book of Poetry to the Museum. He is blessed with such a wonderful sense of humour and is so superbly witty. He is a magnificent Ambassador for America and so impressively proud of his Irish roots. As well as visiting Millstreet Museum on Saturday, 20th Oct. 2018 he was truly impressed by a visit to the excellent National Dairy Show at Green Glens – an event which this year received RTÉ television national News coverage. On a future “Radio Treasures” on CMS we shall feature a special interview with Patrick in which he recalls a splendid visit to John C. Casey’s New York shop. Here we join Patrick on his Millstreet visit. Click on the 27 images to enlarge. (S.R.)
This was the very happy scene this Saturday afternoon (20th Oct. 2018) at Christy’s Family Restaurant, West End, Millstreet as the wonderfully talented players celebrated their magnificent win in the final. Sincere congratulations to All. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.) [read more …] “When One Wins a Final One Should Celebrate!”
The National Dairy Show which for almost forty years has been held at Green Glens, Millstreet takes place on today 20th Oct. 2018. The prestigious event attracts people from far and wide to witness the judging of Ireland’s most impressive cows. Here we share three images showing the preparation for the annual occasion. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)
We’re presently preparing a full feature on the special Mass and wonderful Reception for Hannah Kelleher who after fourteen years of dedication is retiring from Cullen N.S. where she has been Principal since 2004. We wish Hannah every happiness in her richly deserved retirement as she embarks on a new phase in life. Lots more pictures to follow in coming days. Click on the image below to enlarge. (S.R.)
In our current Millstreet Pictorial News we share scenes regarding the important visit of Millstreet Fire Brigade for fire drill at Presentation N.S. (on Wednesday, 17th Oct.); Halloween is celebrated at “Cinnamon”; we hear about a splendid fundraising Fashion Show in Rathmore; we view further images of the wonderful colours of Autumn; we continue our pictures on the hugely successful Toy Show on Sunday (14th Oct.) in Dromtariffe where we picture Noel Dempsey from Cork with his amazing display of famous buildings made entirely of matchsticks while we also view a most impressive model of the GPO and we witness a truly magnificent international 50th Birthday event at Millstreet G.A.A. Community Hall on Sunday…Special thanks to Thomas Duggan for the loan of tables for the superbly colourful event coordinated by Ini and Friends. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)
Tonight on “Radio Treasures” we share highlights from our presentation at Millstreet Gramophone Circle last Friday night….See music list below.
Our 10pm feature tonight is outlined below in the various images. Tonight on Cork Music Station we include our usual blend of music, song and musings. We remember the late Joe Dolan who would have been 79 on this very day. We hear, as always, the late Tom Goggin’s “Phonecall to Heaven” for those bereaved. Feel most welcome to tune in and to make contact on the “Seán Radley” Facebook Chatline You may also email <firstname.lastname@example.org>. Happy Listening! (S.R.)
Oh dear, the common cold has caught up with me. They say there is no cure for it, so i’m determined to make myself as comfortable as I can while it takes its course.
The town and a lot of the surrounding countryside was rocking to the boom boom of the Work Shop music fest which was held at the Green Glens Arena on Saturday with fans being bused in from many parts and bused out again when it was over.
On this coming Saturday October 20th, the pleasant lowing of the country’s prize livestock will fill the air at the same venue for the National Dairy Show. The previous day will see them arriving in their beautiful wagons and brought inside where they will be put through rigorous preparation to make them look their best on the parade ring next day. It’s an interesting sight to watch them being prepared. It involves a full body shower followed by a full body blow dry and then a hair trim, making every rib of hair play its part in the final result which could lead to a rapturous win or a disheartening defeat.Specialists are often brought from abroad to carry out this work, and tail extensions are often used to enhance the final appearance. And at the end of the day they are carefully returned to their box to be ready for the next show. And devoted owners often lay down beside their beloved animals for the night. All very interesting.
We share four images of Autumn scenes recorded yesterday and today in Millstreet. Later we shall include further colourful images of this year’s harvest season. Click on the pictures to enlarge. (S.R.)
The RTE radio one programme ‘Ceilí House’ will come from Bruach na Carraige, Rockchapel, on Saturday, 20th and Saturday, 27th October after the 9pm News. It will feature the Rockchapel Comhaltas based group, Ceoltoirí Sliabh Luachra, performing some of Sliabh Luachra’s oldest music. Much of this music comes from the manuscripts of Dave Dan Curtin of Stagmount, Rockchapel and the manuscripts of his father, Dan Curtin that go back to before 1850, and contain an older layer of Sliabh Luachra music that predates the polkas and slides that characterise the area now, and also from the manuscripts of Dave Leahy of Mountcollins who died in 1907.
We thank Jack Roche for this important notice. (S.R.)
On Friday, 12th Oct. 2018 Millstreet Gramophone Circle held its monthly meeting at the splendid Halloween decorated Millstreet Day Care Centre where a full programme of recordings, song and music was presented before a large appreciative audience. Oftentimes we are asked what type of programme is shared. So illustrated below is the programme which I presented last night. Each presenter shares different selections on other nights. It will be Maurice Linehan who presents at “The Music Room” in Boherbue on Thursday, 1st Nov. 2018. Click on the images below to enlarge. (S.R.)
This Saturday morning (13th Oct. 2018) at 10:30 a wonderfully enthusiastic group of walkers participated in the annual walk around the Glebe supporting the praiseworthy ongoing research into the Fight Against Breast Cancer. The very fit participants began their walk at Colemans returning there for much appreciated refreshments following the walk during which the rainy conditions did not dampen the uplifting spirit of the walkers. Here we share a selection of images from the community spirited event. Click on the pictures to enlarge. (S.R.) [read more …] “Glebe Walk from Colemans in aid of Irish Cancer Society”
Millstreet Community Council extends sincere congratulations to Millstreet Tidy Towns Association on its recent superb result in the National Tidy Towns Competition 2018. Achieving seven extra marks and a further Bronze Medal is most encouraging. Visitors to our area consistently comment on the beauty and tidiness of our town. (S.R.)
And a further message from Noel Buckley, Chairman, Millstreet Community Council:
“At the monthly meeting of Millstreet Community Council congratulations were extended to the Tidy Towns Committee on achieving such high marks and winning their category in this year’s competition. With their continued dedication and commitment and with the continuing co-operation of everyone in the community, overall victory is now within sight.”
Mass will be celebrated in Cullen Church on Friday, 19th October at 7:00pm to bid a fond farewell to Hannah Kelleher, Principal, Cullen N.S.. The children of the school are busy practising their songs and readings for this Mass. Parents, current pupils, past pupils and members of the community and beyond are all most welcome to attend.
After Mass, all are invited to attend celebrations in the Community Centre. Music will be provided by past-pupils of Mrs. Kelleher, pupils who would have formed part of the School Band at some stage. These musicians are encouraged to bring their instrument of choice on the night, to be part of this momentous occasion.
We extend sincere congratulations to Hannah who has contributed so inspiringly to the education of so many young people in such a dedicated manner over many fruitful and uplifting years. We all wish Hannah a very Happy, Healthy and Fulfilling Retirement. Click on the images to enlarge.(S.R.)
This month’s meeting of Millstreet Gramophone Circle which takes place this Friday, 12th Oct. 2018 at 8.15pm in Millstreet Day Care Centre, Clara Road includes a broad selection of music and song with features on Museum Audio Archives, the World of Disney and the Walton Radio Programme. Our Presenter is yours truly. All are very welcome. (S.R.)
Horgan (Knocknageeha, Gneeveguilla and late of Drominagh, Clonbanin), On 8th October 2018, unexpectedly at his residence JOHN, beloved son of the late Paddy and brother of the late Con. Sadly missed by his wife Clarie (nee Doyle), mother Joan, brother Pat, sisters Kathleen, Marie, Sheila and Joanne, aunts Sheila and Margaret, father-in law, mother-in-law, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, relatives, neighbours, and work colleagues.
Reposing at O’Leary Funeral Parlour, Knocknagree on Thursday from 6pm to 9pm. Requiem Mass on Friday at 11.30am in Christ the King Church, Knocknagree, followed by private cremation. May he Rest in Peace. Family flowers only donations in lieu to Suicide Awareness.  
Dia is Mhuire díobh go léir a chairde and welcome to my report.
October, it’s the month that we are all asked to say the Rosery very often, every day if possible,or any prayer for that matter I suppose. And there is extra emphasis on prayer this year following the visit of Pope Francis. He needs our help more than ever, now as he tries to wade through the mountain of problems that surrounds our Church today. See what you can do.
And looking back on 2018 so far, we have a lot to be thankful for. The long wet winter and spring, followed by the long hot dry summer had us worried out of our minds, about food production for man and beast, and then came the change. Rain, sun, hope and we were bourne aloft with the joy of seeing lush crops, fresh home grown fruit and vegatables in the shops. Farmers cutting second crops of silage and much more. Surely good reason to thank the Good Lord for his great gifts.
Sincere congratulations to Aubane’s St. John’s G.A.A. Club’s truly magnificent win in the Junior B Football Championship on Saturday night in Millstreet Town Park. The very popular Club has members from not just Aubane and Mushera but well beyond. At the Club’s Annual Church gate Collection over the weekend not just one but two superb Cups were proudly displayed. Trainer Jimmy Murphy had a very busy schedule on Saturday night as he made it in time following the successful outcome in the important match to be present at “The Pub” in Carriganima to present substantial cheques to both Millstreet and Macroom Hospitals (fuller pictorial report on that event later) as a result of the Annual Fun Run in Carriganima. Since this event began a most impressive €13,000.00 has been presented to assist fundraising in the hospitals. Here we share some 11 images from the uplifting weekend. Click on the pictures to enlarge. (S.R.) [read more …] “St. John’s G.A.A. Club’s Magnificent Win This Weekend”
After a recent three part programme on the Lusitania, Where the road takes me returns to the town of Cobh to meet one of the town’s greatest characters. Although born in Rathbarry in West Cork, John o’Leary has been a resident here for some time.
From joining the Gardai in 1942, to being present in a courtroom as a man was sentenced to hang. From confronting Eamonn De’Valera at an election rally in 1954, to being blamed for instigating the famous battle of Bray, even though he was nowhere near at the time. And all of this while being a member of the force. To this day John is adamant that had he been allowed to remain in the Garda Siochana, he would have made a great policeman, being blessed with ample amounts of common sense. [read more …] ““Where the Road Takes Me” on C103 at 7 This Sunday Evening”
Congratulations to O’Leary’s Family Butchers who won two Golds at the BLAS Irish Food Awards which were held in Dingle today. The awards celebrate and reward the very best tasting Irish food and drink products, and the passionate, driven producers who make it. The O’Leary Golds were for their:
Beef and Mozarella Slider in the “Beef Value added Burger Style” category, and their
Buffalo Burger which won the “Other Meats” category
Kelleher (Kanturk) On October 3rd.2018 peacefully at Cork University Hospital, Denis, Dromalour, beloved husband of Judy (nee Neville) and dear father of Denise, Patrick, Michelle, Denis, Brendan and James, brother of Eileen, Peg, Anne and the late Margaret, Clem, Mary, Thady,Nora, Sheila and Kate. Sadly missed by his loving wife, family, sisters, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nephews, nieces, relatives and a large circle of friends.
Reposing at Mc Carthys Funeral Home, Banteer on Friday evening from 6.30 followed by removal at 8 o’clock to St. John’s Church, Dromagh. Funeral Mass on Saturday at 12 noon followed by burial in St Mary’s Cemetery, Millstreet.  
Dia is Mhuire díobh go léir a chairde and welcome to my report.
My apologies for not being on the radio web last week. I was in fact enjoying a wonderful bus trip to Carlow. The Castlemagner singing group invite some of our singing group every year to join them on their annual trip. And nine of us went along. The 50 seater coach was full to capacity and new friends were made and existing ones renewed. We were taken to see the Curragh Army Camp, The National Stud and Japanese Gardens. Historic Boulavogue, the wonderful Glendalaugh and many places in between. The sun shone all the way, there were stops for refreshments and some shopping and our nights after 7 o’clock dinner were whiled away to music and dancing and even a game of forty five. I promised the crowd that I would give the trip a mention on my weekly report, and let them know how I enjoyed the precious four days in their company. One lady, who was obviously delighted to be there said to me, I think Eily, our time has come. There was nothing like this for the elderly in the past. So well done to the organisers.
It’s the month of October and there are a few items coming up at the Green Glens this month. The 13th. Will see the return of a one day music fest entitled Houseworks, where DJ’s will entertain the crowd for hours. October 20th we will have the mighty National Dairy Show. And from 26th to 28th the annual Pony Owners Show. This show is run every year for charity. And voluntary groups can apply for funding, Contact the Office at the Green Glens for details. 02970800.
The death has occurred on Monday 1st October 2018 of Tadgh Curtin, Knocknageeha, Cullen. Passed away peacefully in the loving care of the staff of Marymount Hospice. Darling husband of Marian and dear brother of Tommy, Dan, Nellie, Denis, Jack and David, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nephews, nieces, grandnephews and grandnieces, relatives, neighbours and friends. Reposing at the Church of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Cullen, on Tuesday from 6pm to 8pm. Requiem Mass on Wednesday at 12 noon and burial afterwards in the adjoining cemetery. Family flowers only please, donations, if desired, to Marymount Hospice. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam dílis. 
For more than ten years Mary Fitzgerald (pictured below) has been wonderfully coordinating the Annual Coffee Morning for Marymount Hospice with her very dedicated Team at Millstreet’s GAA Community Hall. This past Thursday (27th Sept. 2018) marked Mary’s final organising of this special annual event. This year’s occasion was superbly supported as illustrated in the selection of images which we share from just one time period at the Coffee Morning. Sincere thanks to Mary for such truly great work over the years – work which was of such great benefit to many. Click on the pictures to enlarge. (S.R.) [read more …] “Wonderful Response to Hospice Coffee Morning in GAA Hall”