With the superb assistance of Millstreet Tidy Towns Association, Cork Co. Council Millstreet Branch and Millstreet Community Council four new hugely impressive outdoor seats have been put in place in Millstreet – one outside St. Patrick’s Church – one near the Eurovision 1993 Display at West End Car Park and two more within the Pollinator Park in Drishane Road – all illustrated in our images below. MCC had presented a cheque from the sale of the 2019 Calendar which helped to fund the cost of the four seats made in Ballingeary from Recycled Plastic. The very comfortable seats are already proving to be wonderfully popular. Sincere thanks to All involved in the installation of the four splendid seats. Click on the pictures to enlarge. (S.R.) [read more …] “Four New Wonderfully Impressive Outdoor Seats Now in Place in Millstreet”
LEHANE MARGARET (late of Caherdowney, Millstreet and Cork): On May 21, 2019, peacefully, in the excellent care of St Vincent’s Care Centre, Cork, surrounded by her loving family and staff, much loved eldest daughter of the late Kathleen and Michael Lehane and sister-in-law of the late Margaret. Sadly missed by her loving family, brothers Michael, John and his friend Mary Beth (Boston), devoted sister Jane (McSweeney), brother-in-law John, aunt Jane (Coffey), nieces, nephews, grandnieces, grandnephews, and a large circle of loyal friends.
Lying in repose at Tarrant’s Funeral Home, Millstreet tomorrow, Wednesday, from 6pm to 8pm, followed by removal to St Patrick’s Church, Millstreet. Requiem Mass on Thursday at 12 noon. Burial afterwards in St Mary’s Cemetery. May she rest in peace. [rip]
Cork Music Station is again available not only on laptop and phone but also on Internet Radio – To tune in just click here. (S.R.)
Our 10pm interview tonight introduces Singer/Musician Bluegrass Expert Greg Blake from West Virginia USA (pictured below with an enthusiastic audience in Millstreet Library during the current Festival of Bealtaine 2019). And we meet with John O’Leary from Cork who was Projectionist supreme in the Capitol Cinema from 1960s. John recalls a very special memory of JFK. All this and much more tonight 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 @eircom.net – Happy Listening! Click on the image to enlarge. Click here to tune into tonight’s Show. (S.R.)
Dia is Mhuire díobh go léir a chairde, and welcome to my report.
There was a great attendance at the Community Council meeting on Tuesday night. The extension and refurbishment of our Youth Complex came up for discussion but as there was no reply from the Architect there was no new development.
A sub-committee has been formed by the council to take over the staging of a family Fun Day at the end of July, and some funding was allotted to them to help get the project off the ground.
Our Tidy Towns Committee are looking for your help right now as the planting season is in full swing. Contact Noreen Dennehy and Patricia Randals on 087 617 67 22 if you are available to help. Both men and women are needed. So please give them a ring and be ready to get stuck in and don’t leave it all to Girl Power. They have added some permanent planting to their program which will improve or simplify their work in future.
Following a break last week our Bowls Club will resume again at the Wallis Arms Hotel on tomorrow Wednesday from 10am to 1pm. Organised jointly by the Active Retired Group and the Men’s Shed. They invite everybody along but for Insurance reasons only those who are members of bowling clubs can play. This problem can be overcome very easily by becoming a member. So do drop in and see if a game of Bowls is the hobby for you.
On Easter Sunday, the Diamond Sisters (Marie and Breeda) were on Realta Agus Gaelta, a talent show on TG4 to find Ireland’s most talented family. Here they are performing their latest single “I Wish it Would Rain”. 
Patricia Guerin would like to thank most sincerely her Family and Friends and All those who were so good to her during her treatment. Especially All those who prayed and had Masses said for her. And heartfelt thanks to All those who gave of their time to take her for her treatment. Masses have been offered for the intentions of All. Thanking everyone most sincerely – Patricia Guerin. (S.R.)
“Please vote for our @ECOUNESCO Projects in advance of the National Final and support Bevin,Omar,Darren & Luke,Patrick & Dylan. Project codes 2019-216 and 2019-227 Closing date May 19th!Vote here https://t.co/jVw9UlMulO”
We thank Presenter John Greene for providing advance information on this evening’s programme. (S.R.)
This week on ‘Where the road takes me’, John Greene travels to Dripsey to meet Mags McCarthy.
If you’re not familiar with her music and dancing, there’s a very good reason. The past number of years have been spent abroad, expanding her career worldwide – in over forty two countries to be precise.
Noel Buckley, Chairman, Millstreet Community Council Ltd. extends sincere congratulations to Mark Ellis having been selected at centre-back for the Cork Hurlers for their vital game against Limerick on Sunday, 19th May 2019. Hope he has a great game. Also – Millstreet Community Council wishes to pay tribute to Darragh Cashman for his superb displays with Cork Minor Footballers. (S.R.)
Kelleher (Newpark Lawn, Castlecomer Road, Kilkenny and late of Millstreet, Co. Cork and Mullingar, Co. Westmeath) on 15th May 2019, peacefully, at St. Luke’s Hospital, Pat, (formerly of Coillte), beloved husband of the late Kathleen and much loved father of Padhraic, Gabriel, Ciarán and Ronan, sadly missed by his loving sons, brother Con, sister Nora, daughters-in-law Helen, Delia, Marzena and Sinéad, grandchildren Daniel, David, Matthew, Ava and Samuel, extended family and friends. Rest In Peace.
Reposing in Johnston’s Funeral Home, John’s Green, Kilkenny on Friday (May 17th) from 5pm with Funeral Prayers at 6.15pm followed by removal to St. John’s Church. Requiem Mass on Saturday afternoon at 4pm. Funeral afterwards to St. Kieran’s Cemetery. House private please. [rip] [kclr]
Today, Wednesday 15th May 2019 marks the exact 26th Anniversary of the magnificent Eurovision Song Contest held on Sat. 15th May 1993 at 8pm in Millstreet’s superb Green Glens Arena where Noel C. Duggan and Family accorded a royal welcome to the world on this hugely historic and highly significant event. To mark the occasion we have delved into our Millstreet Museum Archives to share just a small selection of images recalling such a fascinating and forever memorable time here in Millstreet. Click on the pictures to enlarge. (S.R.)And we continue below sharing 13 more images of the truly magical occasion: [read more …] “Recalling Eurovision 1993 on its 26th Anniversary Today – 15th May 2019”
Our 10pm interview tonight introduces James Wickham from USA (pictured below following our chat at Cinnamon Restaurant, West End, Millstreet) with treasured family roots near Ballydaly. All this and much more tonight 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 to be uploaded later. 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 @eircom.net – Happy Listening! Click on the image to enlarge. Click here to tune into tonight’s Show. (S.R.)
Dia is Mhuire díobh go léir a chairde, and welcome to my report. .
The fine spell goes on and spirits are rising more with every sunny day .And all those who took part in the Darkness into Light walk were compensated for their efforts by the Heaven Sent Dawn of that day. Very few homes in the country were without a representative walking for this great cause in aid of suicide prevention and we pray that the outcome will bear fruit a hundred fold. The crowds get bigger every year and it’s becoming a fact that if you do it once you’ll never miss it again.
The Monthly meeting of the Community Council will be held at the Wallis Arms tonight starting at nine, all members please attend.
Two C103 programmes were recently recorded in Freemount Heritage Centre for Jimmy Reidy’s “Round the Fireside” programme promoting Bealtaine Festival 2019 and featuring many local voices. The second programme will be broadcast at 10pm this Monday 13th May on C103. Happy Listening! (S.R.)
To access Internet Radio Broadcasts one can do so on Computer, iPad, iPhone and on actual Internet Radio (which permits the listening to thousands of global radio stations). The easiest method to listen to Internet Radio is on an actual Internet Radio unit which requires broadband connection. However, in recent days many Radio Stations on Internet Radio units have disappeared from the listings includingCork Music Station. Hopefully this problem will soon be resolved and the missing Radio Stations restored. In the meantime the simplest way (as always) on your Computer, iPad or iPhone to listen to Cork Music Station is to click here on the blue highlighted link which opens www.corkmusicstation.com . Then simply click the Play Arrow and there it is – Music, songs 24/7 and chat with live DJs at specific times! Happy Listening on Cork Music Station. (S.R.)
Stephen Buckley of Medfield, MA passed away in his sleep on May 9th after a battle with cancer.
Steve is survived by Susan (Bliss) Buckley, his loving wife and partner of 47 years, his three children and four grandchildren: daughter Sarah Rodenhi of Medfield, her husband Kyle and their children Catherine and Owen; son Daniel Buckley, his wife Laura Luo and their daughter Saya; son Timothy Buckley of South Boston, his wife Kelsey (Ill) Buckley and their daughter Joanna. He is the brother of John S. Buckley, formerly of Westwood and Gerald Buckley of Duxbury; he was predeceased by his brother Kevin Buckley of West Roxbury. He is also the beloved uncle of many nieces and nephews.
Steve was born in Jamaica Plain, the third of four boys born to the late Stephen Buckley (Dooneen) and Catherine Long (Aubane), of Millstreet, County Cork, Ireland. Steve graduated from Boston Latin School before receiving degrees from Bowdoin College and Northeastern University. He spent his professional career as a partner at Ernst & Young for over 35 years, eventually leading the life science industry practice. [read more …] “Death Notice: Stephen Buckley, Medfield, Mass., U.S.A.”
Two bed apartment on the Main Street, in Millstreet Town to rent long term. Located in the centre of the town, this well maintained apartment is on the doorstep of all amenities. The apartment is in excellent condition and very spacious with a high level of insulation. Located in the centre of town next to all amenities. It has a high level of insulation and was upgraded recently. It will be vacant approximately from 13th May onwards.
Our 10pm interview tonight brings us to the exquisite scenic area of Laught near Rathcoole for Mary Buckley’s hugely successful Coffee Day in aid of Cork’s Mercy Hospital Foundation and in memory of the late John Buckley, R.I.P..
where we speak with Emily Burns and Josephine Griffin from the Foundation and we also interview Mary Buckley herself – below we share images of the very special day (Monday, 6th May 2019) where we were all accorded such a royal welcome at such a praiseworthy event and where an excellent Booklet entitled “Gratitude” was launched on the cover of which is Mary with members of Family as well as one of the dedicated Oncologists – All this and much more tonight 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 086 825 0074. One may also email us on millstreetmuseum @eircom.net – Happy Listening! Click on the 38 images to enlarge. (S.R.)
Dia is Mhuire díobh go léir a chairde, and welcome to my report.
Our weekend kicked off with a wonderful art exhibition, in honour of Feile na Bealtaine. Organised by our Active Retired Group. Maura Walshe of IRD Duhallow came to officially open the event. And the quality of the exhibits was tantamount to the great talents that are lying in people,until they are given the help to develop them. And Ms. Walshe had nothing but praise for the group leaders for their work not just in art but for their many other fulfilling and worthwhile activities.The May Bank Holiday weekend was something of a record-breaker. The long hours of nonstop sunshine gave everybody the urge to make the most of their time off, in the wide open spaces.
Update from Patrick W. O’Leary regarding the result of Saturday’s Kentucky Derby Race:
What a finish ! The horse that crossed the finish line first was disqualified. That is the first time in the history of the Derby where the winner was disqualified. The horse that came in second was declared the winner.
The horse that was declared the winner was a long shot. If you bet $2 to win you won $132!
The track attendance was 150,729 people. That is the entire population of County Wexford!
Sincere thanks Patrick for this wonderfully comprehensive update on the event. (S.R.)
Today the world famous two minute Kentucky Derby takes place as the culmination of a two week Festival. Post time for the Kentucky Derby 2019 is 6:46 p.m. ET in USA. under the legendary twin spires. With such a wide-open field entering the starting gate for the 145th running of this world-famous race, it promises to be supremely exciting. Here in Millstreet we also celebrate the annual event thanks to the O’Leary Family of Louisville, Kentucky. Eileen sent us the Official Programme and the famous Pegasus Pins which we are proudly wearing today. Michael sent us a superbly colourful book relating to the very interesting history of the 145 year annual event while Patrick keeps us fully updated on the Derby itself having shared tee-shirts and socks with the official logo. A very special word of sincere thanks to Kathy and Mary Ann – Patrick W. O’Leary’s sisters. Here we share images of the various items as well as James Wickham of Minnesota and New York (on holidays at his ancestral home near Ballydaly) with yours truly displaying our Kentucky Derby Day 2019 memorabilia at Cinnamon Restaurant this Saturday morning – 4th May 2019. We thank Anna O’Shea for assisting in the photography. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.) [read more …] “Louisville’s 145th Annual World Famous Kentucky Derby Race Today”
Millstreet Divine Mercy Team wishes to express sincere thanks to the many people and priests who participated in such a very successful Annual Divine Mercy Novena with its inspiring culmination on Divine Mercy Sunday on 28th April 2019 at St. Patrick’s Church. (S.R.)
Anne McCarthy of Boherbue is the Presenter of this month’s “Music Room” programme at Pearse Memorial Hall in Boherbue this Thursday, 2nd May 2019 at 8:00pm. All are very welcome. And Millstreet Gramophone Circle takes place on Friday, 31st May in Millstreet Day Care Centre at 8:00pm where our Bealtaine Presenter will be Michael Drew of Boherbue. Everyone is very welcome. (S.R.)
The death has occurred of Marie Senior (née Mc Donald), Millstreet, and formerly of St Malachy’s Drive, Greenhills, Dublin. Passed away peacefully aged 77 years in the loving care of the staff at Millstreet Community Hospital. Beloved wife of William, dearly loved by her daughter Karen, son Ray, brothers Tony and Frank, son-in-law Francis, daughter-in-law Geraldine, grandchildren Ben and Ally, relatives and friends.
Lying in Repose in Tarrant’s Funeral Home, Millstreet on Thursday evening from 6pm to 8pm followed by removal to St Patrick’s Church, Millstreet. Requiem Mass on Friday at 12 noon with burial afterwards in St Mary’s Cemetery, Millstreet. No flowers please. Donations to Millstreet Community Hospital.
Preparing for this Wednesday’s Official Launch by Maura Walsh of IRD Duhallow of a superb Art Exhibition by the MARA Artists at Millstreet Library. Artist supreme Mary Sheehan of Knocknagree (pictured on right in image below) is the inspiring Teacher to the enthusiastic and splendidly talented Group. The official launch to which all are most welcome takes place at 7pm on Wednesday, 1st May 2019. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)======
The Art exhibition is featured in the Corkman, annd has some lovely photos of the ladies and friends also [HERE].
Here we share some pictorial images recently recorded firstly at Station Road, Millstreet and then at the official launch of Nathan’s Walk Darkness into Light 2019 which took place at Reidy’s Bar in Killarney on Monday night. The Walk takes place in Killarney at 4:15 on the morning of Sat. 11th May 2019. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)
Our 10pm interview tonight brings us back to the recent superb Conifers Concert in the Wallis Arms Hotel and we attend the inspiring 105th Birthday Party for Julia Murphy at Millstreet Day Care Centre and we reflect on the magnificent Easter Choral Concert at St. Patrick’s Church, Millstreet– all on Cork Music Station this Tuesday, 30th April 2019. Also in tonight’s “Radio Treasures” we include musings, music and songs galore. And we chat about the many items illustrated below including Easter Commemoration in The Square. Lots more images of these topics later. Click on the images to enlarge. Feel most welcome to make contact by logging into our “Seán Radley” Facebook chat page or by texting 086 825 0074. One may also email us on millstreetmuseum @eircom.net – Happy Listening! [read more …] “Julia at 105 and the Conifers Performance in Millstreet – “Radio Treasures” Tonight from 9:30 to 11:00″