“Feis & Blood” on TG4 to Feature Talented Linehan Family, Millstreet

On TG4 tomorrow night (Sunday, 13th Feb. 2011) beginning at 7.15 p.m.  the excellent series “Feis & Blood” will feature the wonderfully talented musical Linehan Family of Dooneen, Millstreet.    And on LTV2 in the near future we shall be transmitting highlights of “Up for the Match in Meelin” which we recorded at Meelin Community Centre last night in advance of their All-Ireland appearance in Croke Park on tomorrow, Sunday with the historic game beginning at 2.00 p.m..   Superbly dedicated Reporter and Photographer, John Tarrant has been providing splendid updates on Meelin’s huge successes and will, undoubtedly, provide excellent coverage of the All-Ireland event.   We all wish the mighty Meelin Team every success in this very significant milestone of Meelin G.A.A..

Corkman of the Year

Paddy O’Brien, whose mother was Nellie Long from Aubane, who has crusaded tirelessly for the elderly for over six decades, who headed up the southern division of the Irish Heart Foundation for years, and who is also the driving force behind the hugely popular Over 60s competition, one of the largest talent shows for the elderly, has been named the Cork Person of the Year for 2010. He said he was stunned and humbled by the honour.

“Loneliness is still a huge problem among the elderly and that is one reason why I continue to run the Over 60s Show in communities all over the city and county, for the past 34 years,” he said.

He told guests that he became a voluntary social worker in 1953, when as a 14-year-old, he took a summer job as a “messenger boy”, and came across extreme poverty in inner city areas.
He began running errands for elderly people and later [read more …] “Corkman of the Year”

Ellis impresses

Mark Ellis battles for the sliotar with Waterford's Eamonn Murphy

Last Saturday in the Waterford Crystal Cup Final, Mark Ellis apparently did his chances of retaining his place on the Cork team no harm at all.

From the Southern Star – “… while half backs Christopher Joyce, Mark Ellis and Ray Ryan comprised Cork’s strongest line. Millstreet’s Ellis always looked comfortable at centre back, and, aside from Conor Lehane, he was the most impressive of the Cork newcomers overall…

So much so that the Examiner reports this morning that he has been put straight into centre-back for his first full competitive senior game when Cork play Limerick this Sunday in the league.

[read more …] “Ellis impresses”

Walk of the Week: Claragh Mountain

Last Saturday’s Irish Independent featured the new walk around Clara Mountain as their “Walk of the Week”:

Millstreet sits at the feet of the mountains where the Boggeragh and Derrynasaggart ranges come together in the tumbled country of north Cork. It’s a neat, compact place with brightly coloured houses along the main street, some handsome neoclassical public buildings and a cheerful air of civic pride.

Just the place to host a superb walking festival — and that’s an ever-growing twinkle in the eye of Derry Sheehan, Michael Thornton and such hometown brethren who enjoy getting out and about in their native hills and countryside. [read more …] “Walk of the Week: Claragh Mountain”

Regional Report 1050 – 8th February 2011


Eily Buckley

Dia is Mhuire diobh go leir a Cairde and welcome to news report 1050 from Millstreet.

Fondest greetings dear listeners and I wish you all the very best on this sunny but changeable Tuesday morning.

The high winds and lashing rains in the latter days of last week put many homes, buildings and trees to the test, but thankfully apart from a few loose slates and  broker  bushes, we stood up quiet well to the test. And the milder temperatures made a welcome change from the sub-zero kind that we’d almost got used to.

 Those of you who supported the Baby Jacob fund in the past should look up the Millstreet website and see the adorable little toddler taking his first steps. His treatment is ongoing thanks to your support and even though he will never see, he will get all the help he needs to lead a full and rewarding life.

  [read more …] “Regional Report 1050 – 8th February 2011”

Wanted in the UK

The top headline news in this weeks Corkman Newspaper was the arrival of a sex offender who is wanted in the UK to Millstreet for a few days, staying in a caravan near Drishane. O’Brien was listed by Crimewatch UK as one of their most wanted criminal for December 2010. It says of him:

Richard O’Brien is a convicted sex offender who is wanted for breaching the conditions of his licence. The fifty two-year-old also uses [read more …] “Wanted in the UK”

Grateful that my Parents came to America … from Millstreet

Michael Dennehy is a columnist with with the online newspaper NorthJersey.com.This week he writes on immigration, and what a contentious issue it is in America at the moment, but he is glad for it in a way because he would never be there himself if his granddad hadn’t emigrated from Millstreet to the USA:

Me Grandad Dennis Dennehy” was born in Millstreet Town, County Cork, Ireland. I have never been there. My brother Brian has on a number of occasions. Millstreet Town has a population of 1,500. It is mostly a farming community situated at the foot of Clara Mountain. It’s a family joke that Grandad Dennis would always brag that we came from “Kings of Ireland.” Brian, on one of his trips there searched the Dennehy castle only to find a small, ancient cottage. [read more …] “Grateful that my Parents came to America … from Millstreet”

LTV2 Millstreet Interview with Midwest Radio’s Michael Commins

Crowley of LTV2 Millstreet has just uploaded the very special interview we recorded with Midwest Radio Presenter Supreme, Michael Commins.   It can be accessed on http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WwCk-fxp-Bw .   We thank Bernard for arranging this and William Fitzgerald also from our LTV2 Team who was cameraman on the occasion at the “Hazel Tree”  in Mallow.   Michael also edits a wonderful “Country Sounds” feature weekly in the “Farmers Journal”.    One may tune into his excellent radio show on Midwest Radio on Wednesdays from 11.00 p.m. and on Sundays from 10.00 p.m. on Internet Radio.   It is also possible to view his studio show in live stream video on the Midwest Radio website.

Regional Report 1049 – 1st February 2011


Eily Buckley

Dia is mhuire diobh go leir a cairde and welcome to news report 1049 from Millstreet.

Fondest Greetings dear listeners and I wish you all the very best on this calm and bright, Tuesday morning. And welcome to the first Day of February.

To-morrow February 2nd is Candlemus Day, and Candles will be Blessed at 10 am Mass. There’s a box on the Alter where donations can be left towards the cost of candles for the Alter for the coming year.

Thursday is the Feast of St. Blaise and Masses both in Millstreet and Cullen will be followed by Blessing of the Throats. Those Masses will be in Millstreet at 10 am and in Cullen at 7.30pm.

Weekly Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament in Millstreet Church every Wednesday from 10.30 to 8.30 pm

People are warned not to leave their vehicles unattended while warming up on these cold mornings   at any time with the keys in, following an incident in Millstreet in which a vehicle was stolen from outside the owners house on our Main St. at 6.45 in the morning, over a week ago and was found burned out several miles away.  So be warned.

[read more …] “Regional Report 1049 – 1st February 2011”

Áine Collins (Fine Gael) Campaign Launched by Seán Kelly, M.E.P.

Pictured at the official launch of Fine Gael's Áine Collins Campaign in the Wallis Arms Hotel, Millstreet on Monday, 31st Jan. 2011 where a very large audience was in attendance. From left: Gerry Kelly, Seán Kelly (MEP), Áine Collins, Gerard Murphy, Noel Buckley and Patrick Buckley.

[read more …] “Áine Collins (Fine Gael) Campaign Launched by Seán Kelly, M.E.P.”

“Hot Country” Television Show Update

Hot Country

Featuring the best of Irish and American country music weekly. Broadcast at the following times:

Showcase TV:
Sky 201, Freesat 403 and Free to view, Monday 8 – 9 pm with repeats Tue, and Sat 2 -3 pm, and Sunday 8 – 9 pm
and now also on Chorus / NTL / UPC,  Channel 107 City Channel (exclusive to City Channel and broadcasting to all of Ireland)
Monday 2 – 3 pm with repeats, Tue 9.30 – 10.30pm, Thur 3 – 4 pm, Sat 9 – 10 am, and Sun 2 – 3pm

Death Notice: Kathleen O’Sullivan

The death has occurred of Kathleen O’Sullivan (neé Murphy) of Clara Road, Millstreet. She passed away peacefully on January 27th at Millstreet Community Hospital. Lying in repose at Tarrants Funeral Home, Millstreet. Rosary on Friday 28th at 9 p.m. Removal on Saturday 29th at 7.30 p.m. from Tarrants Funeral Home to St. Patricks Church, Millstreet. Funeral Mass on Sunday 30th at 11.30 a.m. followed by burial in St. Marys Cemetery, Millstreet. Enquiries to: Tarrants Undertakers, Millstreet on 029-70176

Death Notice: Margaret Lyons

The death has occurred on Tuesday, January 18, 2011 of Margaret LYONS of Gurrane, Castlecor, Cosloura, Carriganima and Kilcorney. Aged 94 years. Reposing at McCarthy’s Funeral Home, Banteer this Friday evening from 6.30pm followed by removal at 7.30pm to St. Nicholas’ Church, Kilcorney. Requiem Mass tomorrow, Saturday, at 12 noon. Burial afterwards in the adjoining cemetery.

Review of 2010: October to December – A Cold End to the Year

from: http://www.corkman.ie/Temp/a-cold-end-to-the-year-2514085.html

THE past year saw Millstreet maintain a positive image with numerous highlights and in the concluding of a four part series, an appraisal of October, November and December reads


LTV community television returns on air. Harvest Mass celebrated in Cullen. Living Scenes project involving second level students and older adults is underway in Millstreet Community School. Millstreet tidy towns and tourism association acknowledged the contribution of private dwellers and business in their popular local best frontage competition. [read more …] “Review of 2010: October to December – A Cold End to the Year”

1970s Footballers Remembered

The Southern Star this week carries an article on the Carbery Football of the 1970s at the West Cork GAA awards. the Millstreet team are highly praised as fine adversaries :

… Millstreet were probably the strongest club team in the county with a handful of county players like the great Dinny Long, Humphrey Kelleher, John Coleman and Connie Hartnett and they fought some great battles with Carbery.

Who will ever forget the clash between Donal Hunt and Humphrey Kelleher in Macroom. Two iron men, neither backing down from the challenge, we can still hear the thump. Of course, those were the days when referees allowed the physical in football and there was a definite place for tough men. The pity was that such a fine Millstreet team never got to win the county …

[read more …] “1970s Footballers Remembered”

Death Notice: Tim O’Riordan

The death has occurred on Tuesday, January 25, 2011 of Tim O’RIORDAN of 1 Minor Row Millstreet. Unexpectedly, at his residence. Removal from Tarrant’s Funeral Home, Millstreet this Thursday evening at 7.30pm to St. Patrick’s Church, Millstreet. Requiem Mass tomorrow, Friday, at 12 noon. Burial afterwards in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Millstreet.

2003-06 Changes in the Square 3 - Michael Twohig, Tim O'Riordan, Clara Manley, Ursula Manley
Michael Twohig, Tim O’Riordan, Clara Manley, Ursula Manley in 2003 at the Square, Millstreet

Death Notice: Hannah Mary O’Riordan

Hannah Mary O’Riordan (nee Twomey), Crinaloo, Kilcorney passed away peacefully on January 24th at Marymount Hospice. Lying in repose at her son Matthew’s residence, Kilcorney on Wednesday 26th from 5 – 8 p.m. followed by rosary. Requiem Mass on Thursday 27th at 2.30 p.m. in St. Nicholas Church, Kilcorney, followed by burial in the adjoining cemetery. Enquiries to: Tarrants Undertakers, Millstreet on 029-70176

Regional Report 1048 – 25th January 2011


Eily Buckley

Dia is mhuire diobh go leir a cairde and welcome to news  report 1048 from Millstreet.

Fondest greetings dear listeners and  I wish you all the very best on this dull but calm and pleasant  Tuesday morning.

A million congratulations to Timmy Lehane from Aubane, who won the All-Ireland Final Of the  Novice Seniors Boxing Championship at the National Stadium in Dublin on Saturday night at 64 Kgs.

Dean Desmond at 81 Kg competed as well and won the Semi Final on Friday night but sadly was beaten by one point in the Final on Saturday night.

So well done to them and to all concerned with then.

The Farm Machinery Show which was held at the Green Glens for three days last week drew large crowds from near and far. The amount of exhibits on display was well up on former years, and the fact that it was opened until 10.30 each night gave every body a chance to come and see.

On Friday night last the people of Ballydaly revelled in the glories of their involvement with the GAA over the past 60 years. Over two hundred and twenty avid fans enjoyed a beautiful meal at the Wallis Arms Hotel and this was followed by Presentations, reminiscing and a joyful event all round. Margaret Murphy (O’Brien) recited wonderful poems recalling past glories. Their big night was recorded on film for posterity and was eagerly admired several times since. We wish them every success for the future.

[read more …] “Regional Report 1048 – 25th January 2011”

Ballydaly G.A.A. Reunion at Wallis Arms Hotel on 21st Jan. 2011

Jerry & Tommy at Ballydaly GAA Reunion
Jerry Corkery and Tommy Tucker - dedicated stalwarts of Ballydaly G.A.A. over many years - display portraits of the Ballydaly Champions of 1957 and 1960 at the hugely successful Reunion in the Wallis Arms Hotel, Millstreet on Friday, 21st Jan. 2011.

A capacity attendance enjoyed a superb Ballydaly G.A.A. Reunion at the Wallis Arms on Friday night.   Here we share images of the historic occasion.   Following a splendid meal,  a number of very interesting speeches evoking many memories of the 1957 and 1960 Duhallow Novice Championship Teams, were delivered.   Margaret Murphy, Poet, Cloghoulabeg recited a marvellous poem recalling the great Teams.  Lots of [read more …] “Ballydaly G.A.A. Reunion at Wallis Arms Hotel on 21st Jan. 2011”

Ann Lane on Tubridy

Yesterday morning, Ryan Tubridy was joined in studio by Ann Lane (formerly of Ballinatona), author of ‘By The Way: A Selection of Public Art in Ireland’. Ann travelled 16,000 miles around the country on her trusty Honda 75 motorbike to catalogue 760 sculpture pieces along the highways and byeways of Ireland.

She also talks about her time (28 yrs) as personal secretary for Mary Robinson, on how she developed her interest, travelled the country, and many stories about the sculptures. See below to listen to the interview: [read more …] “Ann Lane on Tubridy”

What a difference a day makes

It’s been a strange day on the politics front. This morning out sitting TD and Minister for Enterprise Batt O’Keeffe was being praised in the Irish Independent as being top dog in Munster, and quoted in today’s Examiner that he was going to contest the coming election. By lunch time news broke that he was quitting politics altogether after yesterday denying that he was considering quitting. (Locals knew there was something up when the Fianna Fáil convention in Millstreet last Monday to select candidates was cancelled at short notice).

Maybe he realised like the rest of the cabinet that since the chance of him getting into office the next time around was getting slimmer as the days went by and [read more …] “What a difference a day makes”

Farm Machinery Show Success at Green Glens

Three gentlemen discuss the very impressive display stands at the hugely successful Farm Machinery Show at Green Glens which continues today, Thursday, 20th Jan. 2011 from 1.00 to 10.00 p.m..

Green Glens, Millstreet is such a perfect setting for the Annual Farm Machinery Show.   Here we share images of the superbly impressive Show recorded when we visited the wonderfully popular event last night.   We would very much encourage a visit to the venue where not only does one receive lots of very useful information and hints on the most recent farm related innovations but also where the most modern farm machinery is on view and where there is quite an amazing [read more …] “Farm Machinery Show Success at Green Glens”

Regional Report 1047 – 18th January 2011


Eily  Buckley

Dia is mhuire diobh go leir a cairde and welcome to news report 1047 from Millstreet.

Fondest greetings dear listeners and I wish you all the very best on this Tuesday Morning .

Well the Kennelly Archives are certainly causing quite a stir in Millstreet and beyond. The Kennelly Archives are displayed on the Millstreet Website and they contain up to a hundred photographs taken at a dance in Millstreet in 1960. People from that time are glued to the screen trying to identify those on it. And there is an opportunity to buy the ones of your choice. Some people never seem to change. There are pictures of  courting couples  who went on to get married, others who were single,  all at the cross roads of life and thankfully, most of them are still with us to-day.

The Spring Farm Machinery Show will be held at the Green Glens Arena for three days this week, starting to-morrow Wednesday. Opening each day at noon and remaining open till ten each night.

The   people of Ballydaly, will hold a re-union of their  GAA teams past and present, at the Wallis Arms Hotel on this Friday January 21st .Music by the Kelt. Tickets at €25 each on sale over wide area.

[read more …] “Regional Report 1047 – 18th January 2011”

Regional Report 1046 – 11th January 2011


Eily Buckley

Dia is mhuire diobh go eir a cairde and welcome to news report 1046 from Millstreet. Fondest greetings dear listeners and I wish you all the very best on this calm rather wet Tuesday morning the 11th January 2011.

And still with the Wallis Arms the Party to celebrate the Women’s Christmas was an outstanding success there on the 6th of January. 172 women of all ages enjoyed good food  and wine, good music, scores of spot prizes  all for a mere €20 per ticket. And when all expenses were paid €340  was left over and it  was donated to Breast Cancer Research.

From once the first note was played by the popular Kelt the floor filled up with dancers and remained so till the National Anthem was played well after midnight.

The organiser Mairead Daly can take a bow for being the first one to hold a bash for the ladies, in Millstreet, on their Christmas night,  She wants to say a sincere word of thanks to all those who helped in any way to make it the outstanding success that it was.

Sadly, due to the huge demand for tickets, many were left without,  and so great was their disappointment that they have already booked  their place for next year.   Over 40% of   the tickets for next January are sold already.

[read more …] “Regional Report 1046 – 11th January 2011”

Millstreet President

While discussing Presidential candidates  in the upcoming Presidential Election (which is due to take place next October), on TV3’s Midday Show yesterday (10th Jan 2011), on which Aileen Hickie (formerly of the Square) was appearing as a guest, it was suggested (TIC) that maybe the next President could come from Millstreet!: you can see the crossfire from 32:00 minutes in the video:

Elaine Crowley: Aileen, do you have any particular preference?
Aileen: … I’d like a southerner, we’ve  had a northerner for the past 14 years, no harm to move it back to the other end of the country.
Fiona McLaughtlain: Now when you say southerner, do you mean Cork specifically?
Aileen: Well I wouldn’t if it was mind Munster, I’m not saying Cork, but Munster. Not just anyone from Millstreet … I mean if they were from Munster, I’d be happy enough. [read more …] “Millstreet President”