Cardinal Burke Visits Cullen This Tuesday Evening

Gary McSweeney with his mother Sheila and with his cousin, His Eminence Raymond Leo Cardinal Burke in the Church of the Nativity in Cullen this evening. Cardinal Burke concelebrated Mass after 5.00 p.m. in Cullen. His Grandmother came from Lisnashearshane, Cullen (near Duarigle Castle). We shall have a full feature shortly on this historic visit where the Cardinal was thrilled to be welcomed by the superb piping of Connie Houlihan (in full Cullen Pipe Band uniform) and by his many great friends and relatives. (S.R.)

In the Corkman

News from the Millstreet in the Corkman Newspaper this week:

Death Notice: Michael (Stephen) O’Riordan

The death has occurred on Sunday, July 10, 2011 of Michael (Stephen) O’RIORDAN of Kippagh, Millstreet, Cork. Removal this Monday evening at 9pm from Tarrant’s Funeral Home, Millstreet to St Patrick’s Church, Millstreet. Requiem Mass tomorrow, Tuesday (12th July), at 12 noon. Burial afterwards in St Mary’s Cemetery, Millstreet.

Window Display by Tidy Towns at Main Street, Millstreet

Mary O'Connor of Minor Row admires the very impressive window display at Justice's in Main Street. The window shows a selection of the many prestigious awards won by Millstreet Tidy Towns Association over the years. The perfect window setting has become famous when Justice's Bakery used to place the most delicious confectionary and bread on both windows. Gladly we still note that Geraldine still displays the wonderful "Hot Cross" buns at Lent and Easter annually. (S.R.)

IRD Duhallow LIFE+ Project Officially Launched in Newmarket

Mr. Phil Hogan, T.D., Minister for the Environment, Community & Local Government, raises the official flag to launch the IRD Duhallow LIFE+ Project at the James O'Keeffe Institute, Newmarket today (Friday, 8th July 2011). We shall be uploading a full feature on the historic occasion over the next few days. The event was also fully recorded by LTV2 Millstreet for later transmission in the Autumn schedule. (S.R.)

Recent Carriganima Country & Western Festival – Sat., 25th June 2011

Truly enjoying the recent Carriganima Country & Western Festival at The Pub in Carriganima with Fear a' Tí, Seán Murphy (in red t-shirt). This was on the Saturday night. We shall very shortly be uploading a feature on the splendid Sunday activities.

We begin our feature with the arrival of our good Friends, Geraldine and Ben from Arklow, Co. Wicklow in Millstreet where we went on a brief tour of the area.   We meet with Jerry Murphy (originally from Cullen) at Turbrid and we soon arrive at Eily Buckley’s home.   That night we all set out for [read more …] “Recent Carriganima Country & Western Festival – Sat., 25th June 2011”

Regional Report 1071 – 5th July 2011

by

Eily Buckley

Dia is mhuire diobh go leir a cairde and welcome to News Report 1071 from Millstreet.

Fondest greeting s dear listeners and I wish you all the very best on this
sunny  Tuesday morning.following a night of heavy rain.

There was little evidence of a recession with all the crowds who turned out
at the weekend for the many outdoor events that were held,  The Munster
finals in Killarney. The Garden Show in Mallow, Vintage in Castletownroche
the Millstreet Country Park and so on. All were blessed with fine weather,
so win, lose or draw ,it was great to see the people out in such large
numbers and rising above the doom and gloom.
[read more …] “Regional Report 1071 – 5th July 2011”

Tubrid and Millstreet Website Friends On Visit Today

On a special day for the four Millstreet Visitors who came from Carriganima, Glanmire and the Lake District in England they hold a portrait of Tubrid Holy Well for which location they have great regard and are pictured at West End, Millstreet today (2nd July 2011). They are all very loyal followers of our Millstreet website - clearly very decerning people!

Death Notice: Abbey O’Regan

The death has occurred on Friday, July 01, 2011 of Abbey O’REGAN of Ballydaly, Millstreet and Gortnagree, Kells, Cahirciveen, Kerry. Reposing at Tarrant’s Funeral Home, Millstreet. Rosary this Saturday evening at 8pm. Removal tomorrow, Sunday, at 7.30pm to Our Lady of Lourdes Church, Ballydaly. Requiem Mass on Monday at 12 noon. Burial afterwards in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Millstreet.

Gerard Captures the Beauty of Heaven’s Reflex – Killarney – Our Picture of the Day – Reminding Us of the Cork v. Kerry Match in Killarney on Sunday!

Our good friend, Gerard O'Meara from Mallow, renowned for excellent photography - has truly captured the beauty of Muckross Estate and its traditional means of transport. The lady in front near the driver reminds one of film star icon, Maureen O'Hara!

Interest in Horse Show even greater

Millstreet Horse Show 2011

From an article in the Irish Examiner:

Interest in this year’s Millstreet Horse Show is even greater than last year, according to Noel C Duggan.

“Entries are flying in and we have three girls on the phones. Also, we were the first to take entries on line and it has proved to be great for both the show and competitors.

“I can guarantee that this year’s show will be spectacular, with huge improvements in the lay-out of the place. Eight sand arenas will be in operation, all drained and refreshed, and we have undertaken landscaping. Along with the competitions that featured last year, we will be announcing new, exciting elements to [read more …] “Interest in Horse Show even greater”

“Jersey Day” Today at Herlihy’s Centra, Millstreet

Wonderfully cheerful participants in Jersey Day 2011 today (1st July 2011) at Herlihy's Centra, Millstreet. The special day is in aid of the Musgrave Triathlon at Farran Woods on 3rd Sept. 2011. Three Charities will benefit including the Irish Cancer Society, Our Lady's Children's Hospital in Crumlin and Cork Cancer Research Centre. One of the bravest in this group must be Gary with his Kerry Jersey!!

In the Corkman: 30th June 2011

Regional Report 1070 – 28th June 2011

by

Eily Buckley

 

Dia is mhuire diobh go leir a Cairde and welcome to News Report 1070 from Millstreet.

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

The beautiful weather over the weekend made all the difference to the many outdoor activities that were held around the area.   The Corpus Christi parade was held through the town  immediately after 11oclock Mass on Sunday. It was well attended. The Pipe band played and the choir sang at the Benediction  at the Alter in the town Square.

PA provided as always by John A O Sullivan.

The choir is now on it’s Summer break and will resume in September.

[read more …] “Regional Report 1070 – 28th June 2011”

Official Launch of Karen O’Connor’s Magnificent Book of Poetry

Pictured at the Book Launch in Siamsa Tíre, Tralee on Friday, 24th June 2011 - from left: Gillian Wharton Slattery, Mayor of Tralee who officially launched Karen's "Between the Lines" with Karen and her husband Andrew (Mulqueen) and daughter, Holly.

Sligo may have Yeats, England may have Wordsworth … but Millstreet is doubly blessed to have two such gifted Poets as Karen O’Connor (Mulqueen) in Tralee and Francis Duggan in Australia, both of whom are supremely proud of their Millstreet roots and are truly marvellous Ambassadors not only for Millstreet but for the Irish nation.  Cullen, of course, are blessed to have renowned poet Bernard O’Donoghue who works in  Oxford.    With Doghouse Publication’s splendid MC, Noel King who has edited Karen’s two books it was a wonderful [read more …] “Official Launch of Karen O’Connor’s Magnificent Book of Poetry”

Karen O’Connor’s Superb Book Launch at Siamsa Tíre, Tralee on Friday, 24th June 2011

At the hugely impressive book launch - a full feature on which we will upload on Monday - which took place on Friday, 24th June in Siamsa Tíre, Tralee - pictured here are gifted poet, Karen Mulqueen (nee O'Connor) and her uncle, Tony O'Connor. Both Karen & Tony of course are originally from Millstreet.

In this week’s Corkman

Articles in the Corkman Newspaper this week:

Karen O’Connor’s “Between the Lines” Being Launched in Tralee Tomorrow

Irish Poets :: Karen O'Connor

Gifted Poet, Karen O’Connor, formerly of Station Road, Millstreet we hope to meet tomorrow at 6.00 p.m. in Siamsa Tíre Theatre & Arts Centre, Town Park, Tralee when her book “Between the Lines” will be officially launched by the Mayor of Tralee, Gillian Wharton Slattery.   This is just one of the many very uplifting comments on Karen’s first publication “Fingerprints” (2005):

“I think I’ll never forget reading “FINGERPRINTS (On Canvas)” for the first time. It was such a delight to discover a voice powered by a spirit of passionate celebration while at the same time confronting dark, difficult emotions, situations and ideas. This is a brilliant, humane, memorable book.”

Dr. Brendan Kennelly

Lots more information on Karen’s impressive achievements on her website http://www.karenoconnor.co.uk/ .   We hope to upload a special feature on the launch in days to come.  (S.R.)

Primary School Sports – Great Enthusiasm Despite the Rain!

School Sports at Millstreet Town Park this morning (23rd June 2011) - Rain did not dampen the wonderful enthusiasm of the children.

Children from the various Primary Schools took part in the Annual School Sports today.   Great credit is due to the children, teachers and organisers who braved a few heavy showers of rain during the event but who [read more …] “Primary School Sports – Great Enthusiasm Despite the Rain!”

Following Twenty-six Years of Dedicated Service in Millstreet Garda Eddie Grimes Retires – Reception at Corkery’s Bar, West End, Millstreet

Pictured with some of his work colleagues Garda Eddie Grimes (seated 4th from left) at his retirement reception in Corkery’s Bar, West End, Millstreet on 8th June 2011.

The very popular Garda Eddie involved himself in Millstreet life over the past 26 years.    In many tributes paid to Eddie who resided in Millstreet during most of his dedicated service to the area he was described as a very real Community Garda as Sgt. Gerry Carmody had also been described when he retired on 6th June (pictured seated 6th from left).   Eddie was very [read more …] “Following Twenty-six Years of Dedicated Service in Millstreet Garda Eddie Grimes Retires – Reception at Corkery’s Bar, West End, Millstreet”

Margaret Reen’s 100th Birthday – Part Three – The Reception at Green Glens

The exact moment of Margaret Reen's 100th Birthday at midnight on 7th June 2011. The Reception at Green Glens had begun with the celebration of Mass on Monday, 6th June at 7.00 p.m..

Green Glens looked absolutely superb with its colourful balloons, magnificent Catering Arrangements, marvellous audio-visual presentation, wonderful music, truly unique birthday cake and, above all, a very real and [read more …] “Margaret Reen’s 100th Birthday – Part Three – The Reception at Green Glens”

Millstreet Regional Report No. 1069 – Tuesday, 21st June 2011

Millstreet Regional Report (As Broadcast on c103)

with Seán Radley (deputising for Eily Buckley)

Tuesday,  21st June  2011

Report No. 1069

And a good morning to you, Patricia and welcome, dear Listeners tuned in on c103 and worldwide on the Internet, to Millstreet Regional [read more …] “Millstreet Regional Report No. 1069 – Tuesday, 21st June 2011”

Vintage Group Presents Cheque to Millstreet Community Hospital

Matron Lena Kelleher accepts the cheque of €4,000.00 on behalf of the St. Joseph's Community Hospital, Millstreet from Millstreet Vintage Group at the Wallis Arms Hotel on Friday, 17th June. The impressive cheque is the result of the other half of the fruitful funds from the very successful Vintage Family Day at Green Glens on Easter Sunday 2011.

Vintage Group Presents Cheque to Canon O’Donovan Centre, Millstreet

Mary Feeley accepts the cheque of €4,000.00 on behalf of the Canon O'Donovan Centre, Millstreet from Millstreet Vintage Group. The impressive cheque is the result of half of the fruitful funds from the very successful Vintage Family Day at Green Glens on Easter Sunday 2011.

In the Corkman this week – 16th June 2011

Corkman

Of course there’s lots more news and stories in the printed version which we would recommend.