Bina and Liam honoured by the RNLI

The annual RNLI Ireland awards took place over the weekend at the Royal Hospital Kilmainham in Dublin, with volunteers and supporters being recognised for their role in raising funds and awareness for the charity that saves lives at sea.  Guest of honour was RTE’s Bryan Dobson, who spoke of his admiration for the RNLI and handed out awards to forty-five volunteers. Bina and Liam Burke’s received a regional group supporter award for their work on behalf of Countmacsherry lifeboat.  The couple have formed a personal association with the station after they lost their son Aidan in a tragedy.  They never [read more …] “Bina and Liam honoured by the RNLI”

New Millstreet Community School website

Millstreet Community School have this week published their new website. It’s very nicely put together, well organised with lots of information and photos. It has sections for School News, Students, Parents, Photos, Pastoral Care, History, Facilities, Chaplin, Curricular Provision, Sport & Extra Curricular.

Check it out at

Joanne O’Riordan’s Speech at the UN ICT Conference

Joanne O’Riordan, shares her experiences with Paul Connelly, Head, Communications and Partnership Promotion, International Telecommunication Union (ITU) in fornt of a a 200+ audience of gender, education and tech experts at ITU’s Girls in ICT Day event in New York, 26 April 2012.

Girls in ICT Day 2012

RTE’s News covered her Trip to NY – this video includes footage of her speech (27th April)

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Aubane Community Webpage

The people of Aubane have over the last six or so months been running their own webpage informing us of what has been happening in the area. It is a very active page with updates most days, containing information on upcoming events and results, interesting photos, and much more. They’re using Facebook as a platform to publish it, but you don’t need to be on FB to see it, just follow this link. It’s worth a visit.

Cork Music Station – A Splendid New Internet Radio Station – Superb Music

Pictured with the renowned DJ and “Farmers Journal” journalist, Michael Commins – Cullen’s William Fitzgerald takes over the radio controls in the ultra-modern Midwest Radio Studio in Co. Mayo during the Summer of 2011. DJ William and son, John have just established a superb new Internet Radio Station. We very much encourage you to visit the website for the very best of Country-and-Western and Irish music (almost non-stop!). The website is and you may contact the station through its very own chatroom or by emailing <email>. Full details are on its website – We wish the brand new Internet Radio Station the very best of luck and every success. Happy Listening! (S.R.)

In the Corkman – 29th Dec 2011

The Corkman Newspaper is out every Thursday in all the local newsagents, and contains much more than just the online version

Telling the time without a watch

In this audio clip which appeared on recently, the late Andrew Lynch, Ballydaly, recalls that it was possible to tell the time in the country side without looking at a watch, by looking at where the sun shone on the mountain, and by the noises from farmers and animals all around.

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Big week for Charlie

It’s been a big week for Charlie Drake. The 32-year-old Derinagree man took home the Australian Rally Championships Premier League title last weekend, after two battling stages in Victoria. Celtic Motorsports were three points behind going into the rally and needed to win both of their heats in Warragul, Victoria, to take the 2011 title.

And to follow up his big win, he got married to Narelle today. Congrats on both counts to Charlie.

Read the article and interview with Charlie which appeared on the Irish Echo (an Australian Paper) a few days ago on his triumph in Warragul, and on his wedding. [read more …] “Big week for Charlie”

Lucky Escape from Rockfall

Kilcorney man David Nolan was on a guided tour up the Franz Josef Glacier in New Zealand when part of a cliff collapsed near to where they were walking. Camera in hand he managed to video the action as rocks and dirt passed over their heads, luckily missing everyone.

New Zealand TV station 3 News picked up on the video and David made an appearance on the news yesterday on a video link from Los Angeles. Click this link to see it: 3 News – Massive Franz Josef rock fall caught on camera

This is his full video of the event:

Some Jobs to go at Alps


Alps Electric Ireland has confirmed that between 30 and 40 people are to be let go over the coming weeks.

The Japanese-owned company, based in Millstreet in County Cork, employs around 550 people at its plant in County Cork. Alps manufactures electrical components for the car industry.

A company spokesman said that between 200 and 300 people were hired over the past two years to clear a backlog in customer demand worldwide. [read more …] “Some Jobs to go at Alps”

Pets Corner

Photos are at the bottom

Tabby befriending the Garden Gnome

Deer in Millstreet Country Park

Filmed by the crew of LTV2 for transmission during the next season.

Millstreet Country Park


The little hen lays green eggs (rare) and six little
chicks hatched. They are a lovely lavender colour.


Chelsea was born on the 15th March 2005.
It was the first day of Cheltemham, naming her Chelsea was suitable to the occasion.
She was born to the 12year old Jessie.
Chelsea is Jessie’s first foal.


This swan moved in at the lake, Drishane Castle on Christmas Eve. She befriended the staff and residents of the Castle. They became very fond of her and named her Sasperilla.

Mary Cahill, Tullig pictured with Sasperilla

If you own an unusual pet or animal and would like to share a story please contact us.