Learning to live with Epilepsy

Although he was diagnosed with epilepsy at the age of ten, Liam Burke considers himself to be one of the luckier ones when it comes to this neurological disease characterised by seizures.

The Millstreet-based civil engineer, who is now 43, is grateful to be in full time employment and says his epilepsy is “infrequent at the moment and generally has been throughout my life”.

The cause of most cases of epilepsy is … Read the full article from the Evening Echo

In Other News – 28th January 2016

  • – Video: Here’s a short quadcopter video of Drishane Castle this week, taking off from near the cemetery. [Instagram]
  • Congratulations to all our locals who won Duhallow Senior Scór titles on Friday night: John O’Sullivan of St. Johns GAA for his Recitation, Conor Linehan of Millstreet GAA, Cullen Ballad Group [John Tarrant]
  • Tom Creedon Cup Quarter Final: St Michaels v Millstreet, at St. Michael’s, 1pm Sunday 29th January. Start of the Football season already! [Cork GAA] [Millstreet GAA]. St.Michael’s won easily
  • Millstreet hospitality energises Breifne on the Beara way: En route, Breifne enjoyed North Cork hospitality at an event that recalled a moving chapter in Irish history. “It’s been an amazing and whirlwind journey so far, many miles covered, thousands of calories burned and hundreds of new friends made”, he said … [The Corkman]
  • Congratulations to Brian O’Croinín, Millstreet, and Denis O’Donoghue, Dromtarriffe, on winning prizes in the Cork GAA Draw for January [Cork GAA]
  • Mark Ellis is again at #5 in the Cork Senior Hurling team to play Limerick on Sunday 29th January at 2pm in the Co-op Superstores.ie Munster Hurling League Final @ Gaelic Grounds [Cork GAA] [The 42]
  • Photos: These two teams represented the Presentation N.S. at the Credit Union Quiz this evening in Mallow. Best of luck girls!  [Presentation N.S.]
  • St.Brendan’s N.S. are already the proud recipients of two Green Flags – for Waste and Energy, and for the last year have been on the hunt for their third Green Flag, this time for Water … [St.Brendan’s N.S.]
  • Bernard O’Donoghue is named as one of the judges for this year’s Ted Hughes Awards for New Work in Poetry [The Poetry Society]
  • Steven O’Riordan’s documentary on his sister Joanne “No Limbs No Limits” will be getting its Italian premier this year 🙂 [No Limbs No Limits]

continue reading the full article “In Other News – 28th January 2016”

Winning the Style Stakes at Leopardstown Races

She almost didn’t come to the third day of the Leopardstown winter racing festival, but Gillian’s last minute decision to go ahead with her original plan to wear a Donegal tweed two piece she designed herself turned out to be a triumph in the keenly contested Cliff At Lyons Style Stakes.

Her peplum tweed jacket and longline skirt was accessorised with a Marc Millinery hat with pheasant feather, white shirt with jabot, cream patent Amy Huberman heels and vintage gloves and bag. The outfit was made by a polish dressmaker near her home and the family’s love of the hunting ‘n fishing county look was clear when they are jubilantly joined mum in the parade ring. Many congratulations to Gillian. continue reading the full article “Winning the Style Stakes at Leopardstown Races”

Ирландский фанат “Зенита” нашёл в Петербурге свою любовь и увёз её на родину

Irish fan of “Zenith” in St. Petersburg found my love and took her home

With Zenith St.Petersburg playing Dundalk this week, Russian Magasine Life has an article this week on Kenny Cremin. Soccer mad Kenny was working in St.Petersberg for a few years, and while there took to supporting Zenith, and also met Olga.

If you can handle Russian the article is here, but for most of us we’ll have to go to the translated article here.

Millstreet Procession 2016 on This Weekend’s “Irish Catholic”

Thanks to Mags Gargan of “The Irish Catholic” our Millstreet Corpus Christi Procession 2016 features again this year in the famous national “Irish Catholic” weekly newspaper on page 8 of this weekend’s publication.  The Millstreet Legion of Mary makes this weekly newspaper available at the back of the Church.  (S.R.)3June 2016 Publications re Millstreet -6002June 2016 Publications re Millstreet -6001June 2016 Publications re Millstreet -600

Brilliant weather favours Corpus Christi Procession – the Corkman

Arrests in Millstreet (11th May 1916)

ARRESTS IN MILLSTREET

During the past week the military visited Millstreet and arrested the following members of the local Sinn Fein organisation—Messrs J. Twomcy, J. Bnckley, J. Riordan, P. Carmody, L.Buckley, and M. Riordan. Accompanying the military were District Inspector Egan, Macroom, and Sergeant Mulcahy, Millstreet, assisted by some members of tho local force.

A Press Association Millstreet , Co. Cork, telegram states—Further arrests were made here yesterday morning in connection with the Sinn Fein movement, but attempts to secure arms and ammunition have been futile. Several persons are evading arrest and have taken to the hills. Three hundred Territorials have arrived.

(Cork Examiner – Thursday May 11th, 1916)

Duhallow Today Competitions

2016-04-13 Duhallow Today - logoDuhallow Today Competitions ……. are coming to an end. Closing date is the 15th.

“Kids Corner” has had a great reaction with some wonderful colourful entries. There are two movie tickets (sponsored by The Gate in Mallow) available for the lucky one to be drawn.

Also the “Sports Quiz” is being hotly contended with a chance to win a gift voucher from The Wallis Arms.

So if you have a copy of the magazine, submit your entries so that you have a chance to win. The draw will be made by Sean Radley and winners will be notified before the 17th April.

Follow DuhallowToday on Facebook to keep connected, and read the Magazine on DuhallowToday.ie

Trains nearly collide at Millstreet Railway Station

5Steam Train Visits Millstreet 10th May 2015 -800The Irish Examiner reports this morning that on December 8th 2013, two trains travelling towards each other on the same track on the Mallow-Killarney railway line narrowly avoided a head-on collision when they came to a stop just 175 metres apart at Millstreet station.

It reports that the cause was that one of the drivers failed to stop at warning signals. An accident was only prevented after a signal controller became aware of the danger and contacted the drivers to stop their trains. Read the full story on today’s Irish Examiner, and the investigation report below.


In 1964 there was another nearly head-on collision at Millstreet Station this time involving a runaway train:

On the night of Monday May 11 1964 a special goods train was derailed at Millstreet and blocked the Mallow-Tralee line. The special was headed by loco A54 and had originated at the Rathmore siding of Messrs Fry-Cadbury where it was loaded with chocolate crumb. It was scheduled to cross the 02:25 Mallow-Tralee mail goods at Millstreet but seemingly got out of control on the two mile fall at 1 in 154/124 approaching the station. The Millstreet signalman, fearing a collision between the runaway and the mail goods, continue reading the full article “Trains nearly collide at Millstreet Railway Station”

In Other News – 15th Nov 2015

Around the districts: Kilcorney/Dromtariffe (12th in the Corkman)

Millstreet’s TY’s embrace exciting year full of drive and enthusiasm – the Transition Year students of Millstreet Community School are well and truly cooking up a storm this year (12th Nov in the Corkman)

Twinning group celebrates 30th – Millstreet’s strong links with Pommerit le Vicomte has maintained a highly successful twinning with the Britanny base over the past 30 years and three decades of involvement were celebrated at a function in the Wallis Arms Hotel (12th Nov in the Corkman)

Joanne collects award in Japan – Millstreet’s Joanne O’Riordan won recognition for her contribution to people with disabilities at a ceremony in Japan (12th Nov in the Corkman)

Millstreet Bowler wins O’Mahony Title – Danny Murphy won the inaugural Johnny O’Mahony bowling trophy, after capturing the inter club league (12th Nov in the Corkman)

Rylane boxers took on NYFD in Macroom – Rylane Boxing Club staged another hugely successful night in Macroom (12th Nov in the Corkman)

Signs of rich Cork heritage going up across county – The Heritage Unit of Cork County Council, with the support of the Heritage Council, is at present finalising five informational signs to be located at a selection of important heritage tourism sites which are either owned or maintained by Cork County Council (12th Nov in the Corkman)

Millstreet in the News – 7th Nov 2015

Twinning group celebrates 30th anniversary – Millstreet has maintained strong links with Pommerit le Vicomte in a highly successful twinning over the past 30 years and three decades of involvement will be celebrated at a function in the Wallis Arms Hotel on this Saturday night (7th Nov)

Self Build Show returns to Green Glens this weekend – The Millstreet Self Build Show returns to the Green Glens Complex this Saturday and Sunday featuring new products and technologies to enable and promote sustainable building practices throughout Ireland (7th Nov)

A life less ordinary: Spending time with the last Irish missionary nun in Japan – A documentary film is being made of Sr. Paschal, an IJS of Drishane (7th Nov)

Community News from Kilcorney, Dromtarriffe and surrounds (7th Nov)

Boxers Square up for Big Apple Firemen – a preview of the big boxing night in Macroom (7th Nov)

Railway Station is Munster’s Best – A public vote has selected Millstreet as Munster’s top railway station. (7th Nov)

Trek from Blackwater source captures its spirit – Walking the Munster Blackwater by Jim O’Malley also deals with the history, geology and wildlife of the river and hears from those who make a living on the waterway… (3rd Nov)

Dromtariffe’s active retired in the fast lane – Duhallow may well have the highest ageing population in the country, but that doesn’t mean the brakes will be slammed on the zest for life any time soon (30th Oct)

Millstreet in the News – 30th October 2015

Rylane and Gardaí to square up to New York firemen in boxing ring – big date coming up and it is requiring the assistance of An Garda Siochana to tackle the New York Fire Department in a Boxing Tournament (30th Nov)

Fintan gets set to hit Route 66 – Next September Fintan Cronin will embarking on an arduous Route 66 fundraiser in aid of Temple Street Children’s Hospital (30th Oct)

Cork teenager Joanne O’Riordan presented with an award at eir Spider Awards – Joanne was presented with an Outstanding Contribution to Technological Empowerment Award (30th Oct)

53 Things that make Cork Great – Millstreet Country Park is listed as The South of Ireland’s leading Cultural, Educational and Eco-Tourism destination (29th Oct)

Owners Pony and Young Riders International Charity Show – Photos from last weekend’s action by Geraldine Dennehy: Friday (44), Saturday (30) , and Sunday (73).

Collins Hat Trick Helps Millstreet Retain Intermediate Football Status – match report from Millstreet’s 3-6 to 1-7 relegation final victory over Adrigole (29th Oct)

Community Based CCTV for Millstreet – discussions have been taking place between Millstreet Development Association and the Gardaí for a Community Based CCTV for Millstreet (26th Oct)

Joanne O’Riordan wins ‘outstanding young person of the world’ award – She flies out next week to Japan to collect the award (Aug 27th) [also in the Corkman]

continue reading the full article “Millstreet in the News – 30th October 2015”

Mary Cronin’s Paper Shop

2014-02-10 Mary Cronin in her shop on Main StreetSome of my very earliest memories are of visiting Mary Cronin’s shop clambering to have a look over the counter, as we got the Cork Examiner, big bags of flour and other bits and pieces. It seemed that Mary was sitting patiently there forever, … for well before my time anyhow. Her gentle smile seemed everpresent, and the shop like a gateway into the past(, and not forgetting her able assistant Pat Joe Kelleher either). But all good things come to an end and the shop was closed in 2004, and Mary herself passed away in February 2014.

A few weeks ago, a for sale sign appeared over the shop and it featured on the Irish Examiner with some nice photos of the shop, which remains continue reading the full article “Mary Cronin’s Paper Shop”

Outstanding Young Person of the World 2015

8Joanne & Eily's Birthdays at c103 2014 -800Congratulations to Joanne O’Riordan who has won the prestigious Junior Chamber International Outstanding Young Person of the World Award for 2015.

She was was shortlisted for the award by public vote, receiving almost half of the 26,000 online votes for the award which honours individuals under the age of 40 who have contributed greatly to local and global communities.

She was selected as the winner by a panel of judges for her contribution to children, world peace and human rights. Joanne will fly out to the awards ceremony at the JCI World Congress in Kanazawa, Japan – November 3rd – 8th.

Audio from RedFM

It’s all over the news and media this evening and is covered on:
the RTÉ News, the Evening Echo, the Irish Times, the Journal.ie, BreakingNews.ie, the Irish Examiner, RedFM (includes audio), The Anton Savage Show on TodayFM (audio), Interview with Nicky Byrne and Jenny Greene on 2FM (audio from August 14th)

continue reading the full article “Outstanding Young Person of the World 2015”

Millstreet in the News – 25th May 2015

Video: In all fairness – Bryan Lucey talks about being a gay teacher in a Catholic School … (In All Fairness – 11th May) youTube

Joanne is finished being a fresher in UCC – First year at college can take lots of getting used to after the familiarity of school and living with mum and dad. So imagine if you were disability campaigner, Joanne O’Riordan … (the Irish Examiner – 25th May)

Many Hands make Light Work – Tonight on Facebook a debate has begun about the roads leading into Millstreet. This morning this bag and a half of rubbish was picked up between Killarney Road and Tubrid Well, a stretch of road of about 1/2 of kilometre. It is sad to think that … (MillstreetTidyTown.ie – 24th May)

Transition years graduate at MCS – The Transition Year Graduation took place in Millstreet Community School with Mass celebrated by Canon John Fitzgerald … (the Corkman – May 23rd)

Communion celebrations – A sense of occasion added to the enjoyment of Holy Communion in St Patrick’s Church, Millstreet last Saturday … (the Corkman – 23rd May)

A Millridge One-Two – A feature of the supporting programme was a superb 1-2 in the final of an A3 550 sweepstake final by Millstreet owner, Donal G O’Mahony, who won in 30.30 with Millridge Matt and was second with Millridge Zephyr … (the Kerryman – 23rd May)

Summer Newsletter 2015 Photo of the 3rd year class … (MillstreetCommunitySchool – 22nd May)

Millstreet in the News – 21st May 2015

Ballydesmond and Millstreet meet in Back door clash – preview of the second round intermediate football clash this Friday evening … (Corkman – 21st May)

Best Frontage Competition 2015 Boys National School Talks (photos x5) • Presentation of Bio Diversity Project (photos x4) • Results from the second week of the Anti-Litter Competitionfour new articles by our very bust tidy towns group – (millstreettidytown.ie – 21st May)

Nil Points for RTÉ Eurovision Tall Tales – our backs are covered as Killarney express their disappointment at Angela Scanlon’s recent depiction of Millstreet in 1993 as a backwater … (Killarney Today – 20th May)

Leaving Cert Graduation (14)- A mass, with singing and instrumental music, was one of many testimonies on the night to the group’s diverse talents … (MillstreetCommunitySchool.ie – 20th May)

First Holy Communion Photos (14), and Information for new pupils and parents … (Presentation NS – 19th May)

Millstreet receives investment in its water infrastructure – A new water main from the Drishane Pump in Millstreet was also completed in recent weeks with further upgrades scheduled for the pump station in the coming weeks, representing a €30,000 investment in the water supply for Millstreet … (Cllr John Paul O’Shea – 19th May)

Sack the stylist! The Eurovision stars in need of a fashion rethink – The infamous Barbara Dex Award for Eurovision’s worst dressed spawned from Barbara Dex’s dress in Millstreet 1993 … ( Life! Death! Prizes! – 19th May )

Millstreet Methodist cake sale lights candles for Christian Aid – frenetic baking from Waterville to Millstreet as the Methodist community organised a local fundraising venture that raised €600 for Christian Aid … (Methodist Newsletter Ireland – 18th May)

Ireland and the Eurovision – the Good the Bad, and the Mad – (Video) Millstreet is profiled (from 24:40 to 26:15), but they weren’t too diplomatic, saying we were “a small village”, that “there was no railway station”, that there were no direct roads to Dublin or Cork and that roads had to be built, that the Green Glens was unfinished, etc … ( RTÉ 1 – 18th May )

Millstreet in the News – 18th May 2015

Nepal and Mount Everest – remembering her visit Nepal for six weeks, some years ago, in light of the recent earthquakes there … ( Ann Lane – 18th May 2015)

Preperation for First Holy Communion (photos) and Katelyn to appear in finals of the Real Deal on RTÉ … (Presentation NS – 15th May)

Four-bed on three acres ‘open to offers’ – last house in Radhairc NaCoille, Rathcoole (Independent.ie – 15th May)

Adjudication of Anti Litter Competition, Flower Sponsored by O’Keeffes Supervalu, Busy Bees, Planting, Weekly Litter Pick Up – 4 new articles by our new Tidy Towns website … ( millstreettidytown.ie … 14th May )

Dromtariffe Well Day – Every year on the 6th May, our parish celebrates Dromtariffe Well Day. Mass is celebrated at the well which is situated near the old Dromtariffe church and graveyard. This day was a special parish holiday up to about the 1940’s and all the schools had the day off! … (St.Brendan’s NS – 13th May)

Kilcorney Dairy farmers switch co-ops – Milk trucks from Tipperary dairy co-op Arrabawn have made their first collections from 12 ex-Dairygold suppliers in Kilcorney … (Irish Examiner – 13th May)

Millstreet in the News – 11th May 2015

Victory Celebrations for Linda! – images of the victory celebrations for the new All Ireland Boxing Champion … (Presentation NS – 11th May)

Crowds keeping the tradition at Tubrid – Large crowds are flocking to Tubrid Well, sited close to Millstreet Town, during the month of May to maintain a long time tradition of paying the rounds… (the Corkman – 8th May)

New Plaque to Commemorate Pearse visit – The Millstreet Monument Committee plan to erect a plaque at “The Railway Hotel”, now Corkery’s Bar, to commemorate the visit of Padraig Pearse 100 years ago… (the Corkman – 8th May)

Community Mourns Jim Cronin – The community is mourning the death of respected GAA administrator and historian Jim Cronin… (the Corkman – May 8th)

Millstreet impress despite defeat – County Intermediate Football Championship Match Report … (the Corkman – 8th May)

Millstreet in the News – 8th May 2015

Cork County Board of the Volunteers meeting – Millstreet was represented at a meeting in Mallow covering regional activity of the Volunteers in the run up to the 1916 Rising. Presided over by senior officer Tomás Mac Curtáin … (An Phoblacht – 8th May)

Back in the Fold – Kevin Crowley to start at #4 for Cork footballers v Dublin challenge game this Sunday in Cil na Matra as Cork make 11 changes after being hammered by Dublin last week … (the42.ie – 8th May)

They are all prisons – Anti-Deportation Ireland on the Direct Provision centres … (The Cork News – 8th May)

Millstreet students shortlisted for ECO UNESCO Young Environmentalist Award – This achievement comes at the end of five months of hard work developing their project entitled Waste Not Want Not during their lunchtimes with … (the Corkman 7th May)

The Black and Amber Victorious In Opening Round – the Glenville match report in their Intermediate Championship game with Millstreet … (Glenville GAA Club website – may 5th)

Millstreet in the News – 3rd May 2015

Motors & Me: Dan and Anne Barry – the Millstreet couple are profiled with their VW Beetle … (Irish Examiner – May 2nd)

An Fáinne Óir – students from T.Y. got the Silver Fáinne, and one achieved the Gold Fáinne … (MillstreetCommunitySchool.ie – Apr 30th)

Energy Efficiency and Electric Cars – to celebrate the fact that St. Brendan’s has been awarded a second green flag for Energy, we were lucky enough to have a visit from Aidan Mahony with an electric car! … (St.Brendan’s NS – 30th April)

Delightful atmosphere at school TY fashion show – Spring and summer fashions arrived for the Millstreet Community School Transition Year Fashion Show last weekend, with … (Corkman – Apr 30th)

Showtime at the Glen Theatre – young actors from Millstreet, Rathcoole, Lyre, Banteer …  recently gathered together to showcase their talent and their craft under the skilful direction of Elle Lynam of DRAMA! … (Corkman – Apr 30th)

Millstreet in the News – 30th April 2015

Cork Mourns Late Historian Jim Cronin – Cork GAA is mourning the death of the long time administrator and historian from Millstreet … (the Corkman Apr 30th)

John Deere 6920 stolen from Aubane – reward for info on its whereabouts … (donedeal.ie – 27th April)

Meeting to discuss the “Future of Farming” – This is a really crucial time for Irish farming. The dairy sector, so crucial to the Cork agriculture sector, is on the cusp of major expansion … (ainecollins.ie – 24th April)

Tromso and the Northern Lights – For as long as I have known of their existence I have wanted to see the Aurora, or Northern Lights. I think I became aware of them in about 1955 when … (New Irish Writing – Ann Lane – 24th April)

Fabulous fashions in MCS Show! – The Millstreet Community School fashion show was held on the 23rd of April 2015. We had 12 shops from around our … (MillstreetCommunitySchool.ie – 24th April)

First World Problems! – So as my journey comes close to finishing, I decided to treat myself and take a few flights recently rather than … (Maoriki – 23rd April)

Millstreet in the News – 23rd April 2015

Full Results of the Clara Mountain Race – (Running in Cork – 23rd Apr)

Both sides of Referendum to debate – Aine Collins TD, Neil Prendeville Red FM and Dr Louise Crowley UCC announced details of a public meeting and debate on the forthcoming Same Sex Marriage Referendum … (Cork Independent – 23rd April)

Kerry and Cork unite for Catherine’s birthday – Kate Lucey celebrated her birthday in Killarney with family and friends … (Kerry Eye 23rd April)

Bluegrass Concert in the Library – The Petersens family band from Branson, Montana, USA, will play a Bluegrass concert in Millstreet Library in May … (The Bluegrass Ireland Blog – 23rd April)

Healy’s Pub in Kilcorney available to lease or buy – Any punter who wants to get behind the counter at Healy#s pub can do so on a lease for between … (the Corkman 23rd April)

Why Millstreet Country Park has so much to offer – (the Corkman 23rd Arpil)

VIDEO: News2Day interviewed Joanne O’Riordan – with questions from St. Davids Boys National School in Artane. (from 2:20 to 5:30 in the video) … (RTÉ – 22nd April 2015)

Millstreet in the News – 22nd April 2015

Renua denies asking Magdalene campaigner to be poll candidate – Renua Ireland has denied claims by Magdalene Laundry survivors campaigner Steven O’Riordan that the new party asked him to run as their candidate in the next general election… (Irish Examiner 22 April)

Craic with the ‘Ceoil’, 20 years down the road – Con Forde was one of a group of musicians that toured Australia 20 years ago that met up again recently … (the Kerryman 22nd April)

Drug Seizures in Carriganima and Kilmeedy A substantial quantity of Cocaine was discovered in Carriganimma, and a grow house was located at Kilmeady, in early April and 72 mature cannabis plants and 100 stems with a street value of €100,000 were seized”… (Southern Star – 18th April)

Talent a Plenty at the Féile Cheoil – All that’s best and positive about Irish culture surfaced at the Millstreet Comhaltas Ceolteoiri Eireann hosting to their Annual Feile Cheoil in Millstreet Community School on Sunday … (the Corkman 18th April)

Festival a walk-away success – Millstreet continues to be a leading destination for the great outdoors and its continue reading the full article “Millstreet in the News – 22nd April 2015”

Easter Ceremonies 1916 in Millstreet

Easter 2015 is just gone, but here’s a look back at the Easter Ceremonies in Millstreet 99 years ago, and how different it was:

1916-04 Report on Easter Ceremonies in MillstreetThe impressive ceremonies connected with Holy Week were carried out with the customary solemnity in St.Patrick’s Parish Church, Millstreet. On Holy Thursday High Mass was celebrated at 10 o’clock, the celebrant being the Rev M. F. Scanlan, C.C.; deacon, the Rev. J. J. O’Sullivan, C.C, and the sub-deacon, Very Rev. J. Canon Casey, P.P., V.F. After Mass the Blessed Sacratment was taken from the High Altar to the Alter of Repose. The children of the Presentation Convent Schools, tastefully dressed, and the members of the Children of Mary Society, preceded by cross-bearcer and neolytes (sp?) . inarched in processional order round the Church. The Altar of Repose, where the Sacred Heart rested in a bank of flowers, and lit up by innumerable tapers, formed a beautiful spectacle, and was visited all day by a constant stream of devoted worshippers. On Good Friday Mass of the Pre-sanctified was celebrated by the Very Rev. J. Canon Casey, P.P., V.F., and tho Blessed Sacrament was taken back to the High Altar in processional order, as on Holy Thursday. All through theo day the Church was visited by worshippers, whose demeanour was most edifying. The glorious Feast of the Resurrection was celebrated with all the joy and splendour befitting the great occasion. At nine o’clock Mass, an eloquent sermon on the continue reading the full article “Easter Ceremonies 1916 in Millstreet”

Colin’s story of Fat to Fit in a year goes viral

2015-01-13 Colin Mullane - from fat to fit in a yearA huge congratulations must go to Colin Mullane from Rathcoole, who lost an amazing six stone as he transformed his lifestyle and his body in the past year. There’s lots of us that could take inspiration from his efforts.

His story has gone viral since it was broken first by the Irish Mirror on Jan 9th, and has been taken up by lots of newspapers (Irish Mirror, the Mirror, RSVP , Celeb News …) and radio stations (RedFM, C103…).

Listen below to the audio of his interview with Neil Prenderville of RedFM (from 9:25 to 20:35), and he will be interviewed by Patricial Messenger on C103 on tomorrow Wednesday Jan 14th (Now added below).

continue reading the full article “Colin’s story of Fat to Fit in a year goes viral”

Anita Notaro

If you are a fan of Eurovision then this will be very sad news. Anita Notaro was the tour de force responsible for directing the Eurovision Song Contest in 1993 from Millstreet in Ireland.

The 1993 contest was brought from the small village of Millstreet in County Cork and was a directing challenge for Anita Notaro but she confounded all the critics and made it one of the most memorable Eurovision’s in the contest’s history.

Anita worked as a highly successful Director with RTE (Irish National Broadcaster) for 18 years where she directed many programmes from The National Political Election coverage to The Eurovision Song Contest to Ireland’s most watched continue reading the full article “Anita Notaro”

High Speed Broadband

2014-11-24 Broadband Development Map 02The government today launched its strategy to get high speed broadband into all homes in the country. Cities and towns are due to be connected by 2016 while those of us in villages and the coutryside will be left behind and the government plan is to have those in place by 2020 (state substatised). Fortunately Millstreet town will be connected, but not an inch past the town limits. No villages like Cullen, Rathcoole, Dromagh, etc will be connected.  pictured right is the map of Millstreet with areas in blue being the parts that will be connected. There’s a full interactive map at broadband.gov.ie continue reading the full article “High Speed Broadband”

A little bit of us will be seen all over the world this Christmas

2014-11-06 An Post Christmas Stamp 2014 which is part of the Harry Clarke stained glass in St.Patricks Church MillstreetThere’s thrilling news this morning that a photo of part of the Harry Clarke stained glass window (Adoration of the Magi) in St.Patrick’s Church Millstreet has been selected by An Post as one of three specially commissioned stamps for this Christmas. So a little bit of Millstreet will be seen all over the world this Christmas on letters and packages.

We featured the stained glass previously when it appeared on Fr.James McSweeney’s website 2u.ie. The photographer Bill Power is from Mitchelstown has an interest in Harry Clarke’s stained glass, has outlined in a nice piece  how it all came about:

MY PHOTOGRAPH GOES GLOBAL
It’s official – the news that I’ve had to sit on for a few months.

“One of this year’s three Irish CHRISTMAS STAMPS is a photograph that I was commissioned to take in May by An Post. I won’t have the continue reading the full article “A little bit of us will be seen all over the world this Christmas”

“Irish Echo” in New York Refers to Millstreet Website Feature

2014-05-28 kim and Kanye at Millstreet Town Park-800Fr. Paddy O’Byrne, West End has just been in touch with us in relation to an article that John D. Neenan has read in New York’s “Irish Post” newspaper.   The article refers to the excellent “scoop” feature which Michael Cashman of our website team shared some weeks ago when he gave the impression that the two famous American people who were on honeymoon in Ireland had arrived in Millstreet Town Park  and were on the way to trace their Aunagloor roots at Millstreet Museum! (click the photo above to see the article)   The couple did in fact visit Ireland but unfortunately there was no sign of them in Millstreet … except in Michael’s hugely popular photoshopping expertise giving the real impression that they had landed in Millstreet a few weeks ago!   Thank you, Fr. Paddy and John D. for alerting us to such an uplifting and truly prestigious mention of the Millstreet website in the “Irish Echo”.   And well done to Michael for such creative wit.    One never knows who could be visiting www.millstreet.ie !    (S.R.)