Regional Report 1035 – 19th October 2010


Eily Buckley

Dia is mhuire diobh go leir a cairde and welcome to news report 1035 from Millstreet.

Fondest greetings dear listeners and I wish you all the very best on this very calm morning following a wet night.

Many congratulations to the lovely Angela McAuliffe, Mount Leader, on winning the €1,000 cash-call on C103 last week.

And every good wish to the lovely Áine Collins who has thrown her hat into the ring for Fine Gael in the next General Election. She can be assured of our every support.

The National Dairy Show was a great success at the Green Glens Arena on Saturday, and much thanks for its success goes as usual to our own local organisers. They leave no stone unturned every year to pave the way for the elite of the bovine world to come and show off their valuable stock and everything that goes with them. There was Flower arranging and Cookery demos for the ladies, so a great time was had by all. Well done all round.

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National Dairy Show Success

Reporting for LTV2 from the very successful National Dairy Show at Green Glens on Saturday, 16th October 2010 with the award-winning Barrett Family from Cork City whose cows won both the Best Holstein cow and best Jersey cow and earned high praise from American Judge Charlie Will at this year's Show. LTV2's Seán Murphy filmed the prestigious event while LTV2's Jerry O'Riordan took the still photograph. (Seán)

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Peter O’Regan Delights Millstreet Gramophone Circle With His Selection

Peter O'Regan of Lissarda, Macroom featured true musical gems in his superb presentation at the Millstreet Gramophone Circle's meeting held in the Canon O'Donovan Centre, Clara Road on Friday, 15th Oct. 2010. Peter's first cousin was the late Denis O'Regan and his granduncle was the late Andrew O'Regan both of whom have been associated with the renowned O'Regan's Mills of Millstreet. Pictured from left: Eileen Hackett, Gretta O'Regan, Peter O'Regan and Mary McSweeney (all from the general Macroom/Muskerry area). Donal Cowman was the splendid musical technician while Maurice Linehan delivered a very fine vote of appreciation and thanks to Peter. (Seán)

Senator Dan Boyle Opens Millstreet Art & Poetry Event

Kathy O’Connor of Le Chéile Millstreet welcomes Senator Dan Boyle who had just arrived at O’Driscoll’s Shop, The Square, Millstreet where he officially opened the Art Exhibition and Poetry Reading event on Thursday, 14th Oct. 2010.  (Seán)

There was a wonderfully enthusiastic gathering of people present for Thursday’s official launching of “Silent Voices” (a collection of poems written by asylum seekers living in Drishane) and “Speaking Faces” (Paintings by Kordula Packard – based in Sherkin Island).   It took place at the premises of O’Driscoll Travel in the Square, Millstreet.   Among the speakers were [read more …] “Senator Dan Boyle Opens Millstreet Art & Poetry Event”

Identifying Garden Birds – Information Night at IRD Duhallow, Newmarket

IRD Duhallow are hosting an Information Night on “Identifying Garden Birds” the information night will take place on Tuesday the 19th Oct 2010 at 7.30pm in the James O’Keeffe Institute, Newmarket, Co Cork. All are welcome and Admission is free of charge. For further information please contact Katie Crowley on 029 60633

Death Notice: James Joseph Casserley

The death has occurred on Thursday, September 30, 2010 of James Joseph CASSERLEY of Cricklewood, London and Roscommon.
Aged 89 years. Removal today, Wednesday, October 13, at 7.30pm from Manley’s Funeral Home to Derrinagree Church. Requiem Mass tomorrow, Thursday October 14th, at 12 noon. Funeral afterwards to St. Mary’s Cemetery, Millstreet.

Regional Report 1034 – 12th October 2010


Eily Buckley

Dia is mhuire diobh go leir a cairde ,and welcome to news report 1034 from Millstreet.

Fondest greetings dear listeners and I wish you all the very best on this crisp, beautiful sunny Tuesday morning.

The National Dairy Show will be the big attraction here in Millstreet this coming Saturday October 16th. As always it will be held indoors at the mighty Green Glens Complex. As well as the obvious, there will be many other features for everybody’s enjoyment. A cookery Demonstration at 2.30 and would you believe the Sam Maguire itself is coming to be admired and treasured. See the posters and website for all the details. Farmers are expected to come in larger numbers than ever, following all the fine weather and the year’s work done.Boaichas le Dia.

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Sam’s Tour Continues – Visiting Millstreet on Tuesday

A wonderful welcome for Sam Maguire Cup at Coleman's Centra & Garage today. John Coleman and Con Hartnett who are holding the Cup with Jerry O'Sullivan (Cork Selector) played in the 1973 victorious Cork All-Ireland winning Football team. Pictured from left: Paul O'Flynn, Fr. John Fitzgerald P.P., Tom Meaney, Con, John, Jerry, Donncha O'Connor and Fr. Paddy O'Byrne. (Seán)

Sam’s Tour continued today (Tuesday) with Donncha O’Connor (Ballydesmond) and Paul O’Flynn (Ballyclough) starting off in Meelin this morning.   Arriving in Millstreet just after midday it was firstly to Presentation N.S. for a very colourful and enthusiastic reception.    Superbly colourful welcomes were accorded in various settings.   It was then on to [read more …] “Sam’s Tour Continues – Visiting Millstreet on Tuesday”

Áine for FG ticket?

Áine Collins

God only knows when the next General Election may happen, but the papers are saying that Áine Collins will be on the voting card for FG in the next election and looks like getting in at the expense of FF:

Newmarket-based Gerard Murphy, who contested the 2007 election for Fine Gael in the north of the constituency, has already withdrawn his name from the race. Áine Collins, who runs a financial services company in Millstreet, is the front-runner to win the party’s nomination for a candidate in the north of the constituency. A Fine Gael insider said that she would offer voters a fresh perspective.” – Evening Echo

With just under 50 per cent of the vote, the FG team of Michael Creed and Áine Collins are sure of two seats.” – Irish Independent

Margaret’s Wonderful 100th Birthday

Margaret Radley (nee Linehan) celebrated with her many relatives and friends her 100th Birthday on Tuesday, 21st September 2010 at Kingston-upon-Thames near London. Margaret, a native of Ballinamona near Mitchelstown was married to the late Denis Radley of Millstreet and has lived in Chessington, Surrey for many years. Margaret still has her same wonderful Irish accent and is ever-cheerful with that truly superb laugh which uplifts all in her company. She is Aunt to local Millstreet people - Marie Carroll (nee Radley), Killarney; John, Tommy and Denis Radley, Dungarvan as well as Denis & Tadhg Murphy, Ballydaly. Niece, Breeda Condon of Mitchelstown presented President McAleese's cheque of almost two and a half thousand Euro to Margaret and read the President's wonderful letter sent especially to Margaret from Áras an Uachtaráin. Margaret's daughter, Johanna, presented the Queen's card to her Mum. Highlights of the historic occasion will be broadcast on LTV2 Millstreet. (Seán Radley for

Training to become a Deacon

THREE Kerry men have started training to become deacons in the Catholic Church. A programme for a permanent diaconate in the Kerry Diocese was announced a year ago, following approval from Rome for its introduction in Ireland. Three applicants – Conor Bradley, Milltown, Raymond Gilbourne, Millstreet, and Jean Yves Letanneur, Sneem – have now begun a first-year programme at the Dominican Ennismore Conference Centre, in Cork.

Deacons played an important part in the life of the church for the [read more …] “Training to become a Deacon”

New Season for LTV2 Millstreet

The first new programme to be broadcast by LTV2 Millstreet will be transmitted on Thursday, 11th November 2010 at 10.00 p.m..   It will be preceded by the broadcast of two programmes from our archives on Thursday, 28th Oct. and on Thursday, 4th Nov. so that an opportunity is accorded to all who wish to make any necessary adjustments so as to receive the optimum reception.   Broadcast Co-ordinator, Dan Joe Kelleher indicates that [read more …] “New Season for LTV2 Millstreet”

Regional Report 1033 – 5th October 2010


Eily Buckley

Dia is mhuire diobh go leir a cairde and welcome to news report 1033 for Millstreet.

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

This Thursday Oct 7th. is the feast day of Our Blessed Lady of Holy Rosary  and Mass  by Fr. Paddy O Byrne, will be celebrated at Tubrid Well that evening starting at 7.

A very pleasant ceremony was held at the Wallis Arms Hotel last Wednesday night, organised by the Tidy Towns Committee. Prizes were presented to the winners of the Tidy Towns Competition, for best business frontage, best private frontage and best flower gardens. They were as follows, Eileen and Noel Collins, Mary Murray, Joan Wall, Margaret Smith, Paddy and Helen Sheahan , and Reens Farmacy.  The judges said that their task was a very difficult because of all the beautiful gardens to choose from. We’d like to congratulate the winners and compliment all those who make the effort to beautify their places.

We are sorry to say that LTV2 will not be back for a little longer. We will inform you a week in advance.

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Google Street View of Millstreet

Community School Students on their lunch break outside Centra at the West End wave at the Google Street Car in May 2009

Google have today launched their Street View of Ireland, and Millstreet is included in that. For those that don’t know what Street View is, it places panoramic photos from the street every 10 or so metres on top of Google Maps. Most of the local roads are covered too, even out in the countryside. It is very impressive.

If you haven’t been to Millstreet, or haven’t been there in a while and would like to see how it has changed, then click here to start in the Square.

It appears that the Google Street Car visited Millstreet sometime in May 2009 (the election posters are up around town). Included below are dozens of people caught by the Google cameras in Millstreet (more being added all the time).

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Drishane Mass on the eve of the Feast Day of St. Therese of Lisieux

Celebration of Mass at Drishane Church on 30th Sept. 2010

On Sept. 30th 1897 St. Therese of Lisieux died at the age of 24.   She had become known worldwide as “The Little Flower”.   Last year Mass was celebrated on that date in Drishane Church and likewise this year of 2010.   The Celebrant tonight (30th Sept. 2010) was Fr. John Fitzgerald, P.P., Millstreet.   Exquisite music and [read more …] “Drishane Mass on the eve of the Feast Day of St. Therese of Lisieux”

Kerry Life Education Mobile Unit in Cullen

Mobile Unit at Cullen Church Car Park
Kerry Life Education Mobile Unit in Cullen today (30th Sept. 2010)

Children from Cullen and Carriganima National Schools attended the Kerry Life Education Mobile Unit within which a wonderfully educational presentation superbly co-ordinated by Séamus Whitty took place in the Car Park of Cullen [read more …] “Kerry Life Education Mobile Unit in Cullen”

Contract Signed for New Cullen N.S.

The official signing of the contract for the new Cullen N.S. took place this evening (29th Sept. 2010) at the present National School. Seated from left: Hannah Kelleher (Principal), Gerard O'Keeffe (Chairperson, B.O.M.), Cormac Smith, Contractor ( MMD Construction, Cork Ltd.) and Joe O'Sullivan, Architect (Joe O'Sullivan Architectural Design Planning). Back row (from left): Finbar Murphy, Sinéad Murphy, Maria O'Sullivan and John Linehan. (Seán Radley for

Harvest Mass in Cullen

On Saturday, 25th September 2010 a very special Harvest Mass was celebrated in Cullen Church. It also marked the final Saturday evening Mass in Cullen because of the new Mass time schedule coming into effect this weekend in Millstreet Parish. Here we see some of the very talented musicians from Cullen N.S. who enhanced the overall ceremony in a superb manner. Refreshments and music at Cullen Community Centre followed the Mass. The occasion was recorded by William Fitzgerald. (Seán)

Regional Report 1032 – 28th September 2010


Eily Buckley

Dia is mhuire diobh go leir a cairde and welcome to news Report 1032 from Millstreet.

Fondest greetings dear listeners and I wish you all the very best on this calm and wet, Tuesday morning, the last one in September.

This was  very sad week in Millstreet when the remains of 54 yr old Tadgh Moynihan were brought home to his native Millstreet, all the way from Australia where he met an accidental death over a week ago. He was widely revered in Australia and again when his body lay in repose at Tarrants funeral home .The procession of sympathisers when on for many hours. And the Parish Church was full to capacity for the requiem Mass which was concelebrated by seven priests.   A private Mass for the Family was said at the funeral home on Sunday and becuse for Tagdy’s love for Sport, the Sam Maguire Cup was brought for that occasion. He will be so sadly missed. On behalf of our community I want to extend our deepest sympathy to his Family. And may the lovely Tadgh, Rest in Peace.

On a lighter note I want to congratulate Noel C Duggan on succeeding in his efforts to remove sanctions imposed by the SJI on competitors who took part in Millstreet Summer Horse Show this year. It was not an easy task, but he took them on and won. Well done to himself and his family. See our Website for more details.

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Good news for Millstreet Horse Show

There was good news for Millstreet Horse Show this week as Show Jumping Association of Ireland (SJI) members proposed and passed a motion to cancel all fines and suspensions arising from member who jumped at the horse show last August.

The SJI and Green Glens have been in a protracted dispute centering on the issue of insurance. This came to a head in August when the Corkman staged what he termed an ‘independent’ show, with many SJI members and officials defying the threat of sanction to participate. In turn, the SJI rescheduled its national championships to run opposite Millstreet, arguably the country’s most popular show, and the organisation is in … [read more …] “Good news for Millstreet Horse Show”

Twinning Associations Mark 25th Anniversary

Yannick Perrot unveils the special plaque at Millstreet's Carnegie Hall on Friday, 24th September 2010 marking the 25th anniversary of the Twinning between Pommerit-le-Vicomte in Birttany and Millstreet. Also included is Anne Keane (Chairperson, Millstreet Twinning Association) and Thierry Raffan of Brittany who acted as Interpreter. The plaque reads as follows: "25th Anniversary - Giorraíonn beirt bóthar (Company shortens the road) - 24th Sept. 2010." The historic occasion was also recorded by LTV2 Millstreet. (Seán)

Death Notice: Tadgh Moynihan

The death has occurred on Thursday, September 16, 2010 of Tadgh MOYNIHAN of Ballydaly and Millstreet, Cork.

Following an accident in Australia. Reposing at Tarrant’s Funeral Home, Millstreet tomorrow, Sunday evening, from 4.30pm to 7pm, with removal at 7pm to St. Patrick’s Church, Millstreet. Requiem Mass on Monday at 12.30pm, followed by burial in St. Mary’s Cemetery. Family flowers only, please. Donations, in lieu, to Our Lady’s Hospital, Crumlin.


Sadness at death of Tadgh Moynihan
Millstreet came to a standstill early this week as the local community came out in their droves to pay respect to the sadly departed Tadgh Moynihan.
Shock and disbelief surfaced in Ballydaly and Millstreet when it was learned of the sudden and unexpected death of Tadgh in a work related accident in Sydney, Austrailia. Indeed, his passing evoked widespread regret far and wide where Tadgh enjoyed universal respect.
A tremendous sportsman and lover of GAA games, soccer, rugby and rallying, Tadhg was to the forefront of all activities organised by local clubs – nothing was too big or small for the affable Tadgh in helping to improve the fortunes of individuals and teams. Indeed from far off shores and away from sport, Tadgh imparted guidance, advise and information, generously shared with young people in his native land contemplating or seeking out information on venturing down under to a new world.
Tadgh served as Chairman to Millstreet GAA from 2002-6 where the club developed and flourished, his dynamic and visionary ideas gave direction on a positive front. Under Tadgh’s chairmanship, Millstreet GAA played host to its inaugural golf classic and it met with an overwhelming response, the venture raising invaluable funding for the club who had embarked on a number of developments including the upgrading of dressing rooms that was complimented by achievements on the field at adult and underage level.
Working in tandem with Millstreet Town Park Committee, Millstreet GAA club under Tadgh worked on developing superb playing surface and floodlit lighting helped generate a positive feedback, reflected on Millstreet playing host to Duhallow Junior A Football and Hurling Championship Finals, a County Intermediate Hurling Championship semi-final and County Ladies senior football championship finals.
Behind the scenes, Tadgh worked ceaselessly in the best interests of people. During his tenure as club chairman, Millstreet regained the Duhallow JAFC, adding Junior Hurling League and U21 hurling championship titles. Indeed, if there was a job to be done, Tadgh did it from initiating fundraising drives to serving as selector to various team managements, from junior A football to minor hurling and underage level.
Above all, Tadgh was a sports fan, travelling far and wide in support of Cork teams and Munster rugby in Heineken Cup from Cardiff, France to far off Spain. Tadgh held a keen interest too in soccer, enjoying internationals to becoming manager to Keim AFC in the Cork AUL.
Even while residing in the Sydney, Millstreet, Duhallow, Cork and Munster was never far from Tadgh’s heart. And through the mediums of The Corkman to the internet, he followed teams and submitted material involving Millstreet exiles in gaelic games to the progress of his son Eoin and friend Charlie Drake in rallying.
Guards of honours at the removal came from Millstreet GAA, Ballydaly GAA, Keim AFC and his former work colleagues at Molex. Tadgh’s friendship stretched far and wide, his passing evoking a deep sense of loss. Sincere sympathy is extended to Tadhg’s bereaved family. Ar dheis De go raibh a anam dilis.
– from Hogan Stand


Poor supervision led to electrocution of Tadgh Moynihan, coroner finds (Sydney Morning Herald, 2nd Oct 2014)

Regional Report 1031 – 21st September 2010


Eily Buckley

Dia is mhuire diobh go leir a cairde and welcome to news report 1031 from Millstreet.

Fondest greeting dear listeners and I wish you all the very best on this mild and breezy, Autumn Tuesday morning.

Oh the Joy of an All Ireland win, and the twenty year wait made it all the sweeter. God Bless them all  and well done all round.

And well done also to little Katie Taylor on winning yet another World Boxing Final, where she had to take the ring and fight her battle all by herself. What a girl.

Our friends from Our Twin Town in Brittany, arrived in town on Saturday at noon amid a blaze of red/white flags and all that goes with the excitement of the day before the Match. They were treated to welcome helpings of Irish Stew at McCarthys Bar, ably prepared by the local committee. Later, in ideal Autumn weather, they attended a very enjoyable tree-planting ceremony near the Grotto on the Macroom rd to celebrate 25th anniversary of the Twinning project. The pipe band played there as they do for all of special occasions.  Just now our guests are enjoying a few days in the West of Ireland and will be back here on Friday on time for a celebration Ball at the Wallis Arms Hotel  Tickets available from any member. And they leave us again on Saturday.

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Winning Tickets for the All Irleland

John O’ Sullivan from Gortavhey was last week the lucky winner of two free tickets to the All Ireland Football Final in a competition run by the Corkman newspaper. John goes to a lot of the football matches so it was fitting that he won and didn’t have to be scouting around for tickets. The winning ticket was drawn out by Cork Selector Gerry O’Sullivan who would know John as he was for years a manager in Dairygold Millstreet.

Civic Reception Accorded in Derry

The second half of our Cork Group who were accorded the greatly appreciated Civic Reception at Derry's Guild Hall on Thursday, 16th Sept. 2010. Mayor Colm Eastwood (at 27 - one of Europe's youngest Mayors) and Mr. John Hume could not have been more welcoming and even presented a Derry tie to all gentlemen present and a beautiful pen to all the ladies. Lots more coverage of the overall Northern Ireland visit to follow next week. (Seán)

Derry warmly welcomes Cork Group

A Civic Reception in the historic Guild Hall, Derry City from Mayor Colm Eastwood and Nobel Prizewinner, John Hume for the Cork group who travelled last week on a superb five-day tour of Northern Ireland with Kealy's Coaches, Cullen. Here we see half of our group enjoying the wonderful Derry welcome. We recorded the entire trip on digital images and by LTV2. Next week we shall upload a full feature on this quite amazing visit. (Seán)

Death Notice: Jackie Donnelly, Derragh

The death has occurred on Sunday, September 19, 2010 of John (Jackie) DONNELLY of Derragh, Cullen, Cork. Late of The Quarry Cross, Gneeveguilla. Reposing at Tarrant’s Funeral Home, Millstreet. Rosary this Monday evening at 9pm. Removal tomorrow, Tuesday, at 8pm to the Church of the Nativity, Cullen. Requiem Mass on Wednesday at 12 noon. Burial afterwards in adjoining cemetery.