Regional Report 1044 – 21st December 2010


Eily Buckley

Dia is mhuire diobh go leir a cairde and welcome to News Report 1044 from Millstreet.

Fondest greetings dear listeners and I wish you all the very best on this cold and snowy Tuesday morning of the shortest day of 2010.

Among so many other things our Lotto draw fell victim of the adverse weather on Sunday night. That coupled with the death of Dan Hinchion beloved Dad of Marie Twomey who along with her husband, Denis, are leading members of the Lotto committee . And on behalf of the committee I want to extend to them and their families, our sincere sympathy .Ar dheis De go raibh a anam dilis.

The Lotto draw will now be held to-night at McCarthy’s Bar. And the next one will be in two weeks time Sunday January 9th at the Clara Inn.

Just about everything that was planned for this week has been cancelled

or deferred. All schools are closed which put pay to the excitement of the little Nativity plays that the little children had prepared, and the excitement of day of the holidays.

The weekly Bingo is cancelled for Thursday night.

Santa came to Carriganima on Sunday.  Not by helicopter, because of the weather, but he had his real live deer ,which went down a treat with all the children. And a great time was had by all.

Look out for lots of Local TV over the Christmas period.

The  Annual Christmas Day climb of Mushera Mountain promises to be a real challenge this time   and so will the New Years Day Swim in the Blackwater, but they are all for good causes which always seems to ease the pain.

Round the Fire will go ahead in Aubane on December 29th .

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Millstreet Snow Tour – Monday, 20th Dec. 2010

Meeting Teresa at one of Millstreet's most popular landmark shops in the Square on our Snow Tour today.

Our Snow Tour today begins as usual at Mount Leader having met John Twomey of An Post cheerfully delivering the Christmas post on foot – proceeding down through the field – by the kind permission of the owner –  (for safe footing sake) to Clara Road, onwards to West End where we note the schools are naturally closed in such wintery conditions.   We note further path clearing and view the Bridge and Main Street.   Soon we get to meet with [read more …] “Millstreet Snow Tour – Monday, 20th Dec. 2010”

Friendly Dog Now Back at Home

Delighted to report that the very friendly dog we featured yesterday afternoon on our website was recognised by her owner sometime later.   The appreciative owner contacted the number indicated and was very glad to discover that it was in fact the family dog which featured and which had been receiving truly wonderful care by the two kindhearted people who originally found the dog which had strayed to West End.   So the dog is now back at home.   A story with a happy ending at Christmas!   It also demonstrates a further valuable advantage of a local website.   Sincere thanks to All who helped on this occasion.

Two Sides of the Snow

Each of us have a different view on this cold weather. For some like those playing in the snow above (also see tire tubing video below) it is all good fun, while for others like this fox which was captured at Coole this morning, snow is just another thing to make survival more difficult, and for her it can become a matter of life and death. [read more …] “Two Sides of the Snow”

Snow Tour of Millstreet on Sunday, 19th Dec. 2010

The magical effect of snow on the very attractive bridge feature in Millstreet Town Park on Sunday, 19th Dec. 2010.

Our virtual Snow Tour of Millstreet continues on this Sunday, 19th Dec..   We begin by observing Fr. Paddy O’Byrne saying 11.30 a.m. at St. Patrick’s Church as viewed on Church television available now in an increased number of homes due to the major extension of the aerial on the roof of the Church.   We then proceed from [read more …] “Snow Tour of Millstreet on Sunday, 19th Dec. 2010”

Snow Scenes in Millstreet on Saturday, 18th Dec. 2010

Snow very much in evidence at Minor Row, Millstreet on this Saturday, 18th Dec. 2010.

We are delighted to note the very large number of website visitors who have viewed our snow scenes from yesterday (Friday).   We now continue to take you on a Christmas tour of Millstreet from midday today until nightfall when people attended the Saturday night church vigil Mass at [read more …] “Snow Scenes in Millstreet on Saturday, 18th Dec. 2010”

Christmas Snow in Millstreet

Millstreet's magnificent Christmas Tree at the Square as it appeared on Friday night (17th Dec. 2010). The very attractive tree has some 6,000 tiny flashing colourful bulbs which are energy efficient.

Christmas Snow arrived in Millstreet on Friday evening (17th Dec.) and within a very short time the whole area was covered in a white blanket of snow.   Here we share a selection of [read more …] “Christmas Snow in Millstreet”

Snow Arrives

Having escaped the snow for the two weeks from the end of November to the start of December, we have finally got our fair share of it this evening (as seen in the photo above) with about 6cm falling already … and no end in sight until the morning … maybe. Be careful out there … and it if you get a chance try to enjoy it 🙂

Death Notice: Eileen Heelan, Mologhroe

The death has occurred on Wednesday, December 15, 2010 of Eileen (Eily) HEELAN, (née Fitzgerald) of 1 Mologhroe, Cullen, Millstreet, Cork. Formerly of Renasup, Gneeveguilla. Reposing at Tarrant’s Funeral Parlour, Millstreet today, Friday, from 6pm to 8pm, followed by removal to the Church of the Nativity, Cullen. Requiem Mass tomorrow, Saturday, at 12 noon. Burial afterwards in St Mary’s Cemetery, Millstreet.

Death Notice: Willie Crowley, Brookpark

The death has occurred on Thursday, December 16, 2010 at Millstreet Hospital of Willie CROWLEY of Brookpark, Kilcorney, Cork. Reposing at McCarthy’s Funeral Home, Banteer this Friday evening from 5.30pm, followed by removal at 6.30pm to St. Nicholas’ Church, Kilcorney. Requiem Mass tomorrow, Saturday, at 12 noon. Burial afterwards in the adjoining cemetery.

Junior Spider

About the AwardsEircom today announced details of the shortlist for the 2010 eircom Junior Spider Awards. Amongst the nominees is Kieran Fraser who attends  Millstreet Community School. He has been nominated in the Best Web Design Category.

The awards, which were established last year, recognise and reward students for the successful and innovative ways in which they use the Internet in their daily lives. All winners will be announced at the event in the Helix on the 17th December.

[read more …] “Junior Spider”

Herlihy’s Centra, West End, Millstreet

Photo shows Paul Herlihy (centre back) with Joanne Dennehy, store manager (second from left) & the Team outside Centra Store in West End, Millstreet.

Herlihy Supermarket Group has acquired a new store in Millstreet Co Cork. The store, formally known as Dennehy’s Centra, West End,  Millstreet,  became part of the Herlihy Group on 3rd December 2010. This Centra store has been providing for the Millstreet community for over twenty five years.

Herlihy Supermarket Group has achieved a number of accolades in 2010 including [read more …] “Herlihy’s Centra, West End, Millstreet”

Regional Report – 14th December 2010


Eily Buckley

The annual Christmas appeal on behalf of Simon goes on , People are asked to please drop non-perishable foods into Hannelie at O Regan’s Mills.where they will collected,for this great cause.

Please give generously.

On Monday evening our Parish Church was crowded for the Nativity Play which was staged by the 200 pupils of the Presentation Convent School. It was a truly spectacular event, and well done to all involved . Sean Radley and Brendan Murphy recorded it for a future program of LYV2.

On Tuesday night of next week, the pupils of the Boys National school will put on a similar Show at the GAA Hall.

Our Juvenile GAA  Club Social was held on Sunday  at the Wallis Arms which a special Presentation was made to the Members of our Scor na nOg Instrumental Music team who won the All Ireland during the year. And in turn they want to express their sincere thanks for the lovely gesture. Team members were. Cian Dennehy, Kelly Murphy, Alanna Barry, and Donal and James Linehan.

[read more …] “Regional Report – 14th December 2010”

Regional Report 1042 – 7th December 2010


Eily Buckley

Dia is mhuire diobh go leir a cairde and welcome to news  Report 1042 from Millstreet .

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

To-morrow Wednesday December 8th is a Holy Day of Obligation. Masses for this evening and to-morrow will be as for any weekend.

Please take note that the 45Drive in aid of  Millstreet Community Hospital which was to be held at the Green Glens Arena tomorrow Wednesday night has been deferred to a later date.

The Meeting about the retirement do, in February, for Sean Radleys retirement,  planned for to-night is off.

Our Bingo is off again this Thursday night.

And the monthly meeting of our Gramophone Circle fixed for this Friday night, Dec. 10th has been cancelled.

[read more …] “Regional Report 1042 – 7th December 2010”

Birthday Celebrations at “Clara Inn”

Here we share a selection of images from the superb 60th Birthday Celebrations for Martin Cleary, Clara Road, Millstreet.   The well known and very popular Martin who is Sacristan at St. Patrick’s Church, Millstreet truly got a mighty surprise when, having arrived at “Clara Inn”, Church Street on Friday 3rd December he was greeted by [read more …] “Birthday Celebrations at “Clara Inn””

Millstreet Gramophone Circle Presentation Deferred

Due to present weather conditions it has been decided to defer Margaret McCarron’s presentation at Millstreet Gramophone Circle’s meeting which had been scheduled to take place in the Canon O’Donovan Centre this Friday, 10th December 2010 at 8.15 p.m..   This much anticipated presentation will take place in 2011.

Millstreet Christmas Market 2010

A very successful Christmas Market was here at Millstreet G.A.A. Community Hall from 3rd – 5th December.   Here we share images of the magnificent variety of exquisite works of art which were on display and of the wide range of Christmas present choices there was available at the very attractive event.    Great credit is due to   [read more …] “Millstreet Christmas Market 2010”

Death Notice: Jerry Forde

The death has occurred on Tuesday, November 30, 2010 of Jeremiah (Jerry) FORDE of Dromahane, Mallow and late of Direen, Millstreet, Cork.
Unexpectedly. Reposing at Tarrant’s Funeral Home, Millstreet. Rosary this Saturday evening at 8pm. Removal tomorrow, Sunday, at 8pm to St. Patrick’s Church, Millstreet. Requiem Mass on Monday at 12 noon. Burial afterwards in St. Mary’s Cemetery.

Death Notice – Moya MURPHY

The death has occurred on Saturday, November 27, 2010 of Moya MURPHY of Claramore, Millstreet, Cork. Loving daughter of Thomas and Maureen, loving sister of baby Charlie. Reposing at her residence tomorrow, Thursday, December 2, from 5pm to 8pm, followed by Rosary. Removal to St Patrick’s Church, Millstreet on Friday, followed by Mass at 12 noon. Burial afterwards in St Mary’s Cemetery. Donations, in lieu, to Crumlin Children’s Hospital.

Millstreet Church Signal Extended

The team who recently arranged to extend the Church Signal from St. Patrick's Church,Millstreet to a far wider area - (from left) John Hickey, the Keogh Brothers from Dublin and John Joe Moriarty. The aerial on the roof of the Church is now much higher. One may obtain the Church Signal on UHF Channel 53. It can be tuned in when Church Services take place. If you are one of the new people who is now receiving the signal (which provides television coverage of Church Services) we would very much appreciate it if you would indicate the area in which you are receiving it by adding a comment here or by emailing <email> This will very much help us to determine the extended radius of the signal. Sincere thanks. (Seán Radley for

Regional Report 1041 – 30th November 2010


Eily Buckley

Dia is mhuire diobh go leir a cairde and welcome to news report 1041 from Millstreet .

Fondest greetings dear listeners and I wish you all the very best on this cold, dry and frosty Tuesday morning.

Joan Anders was invited to meet the President, Mary McAleese when she came to visit Bru Columbanus in Wilton on Friday last. Bru Columbanus is a real haven where people who have loved ones at the Cork University Hospital can stay . Recently Joan raised €3,087 in aid of this wonderful facility, and as a result got to meet the President in person. So well done to Joan and to all who helped her.

Due to the harsh weather, lots of events are being cancelled, so it is advisable to chechk before leaving home. The Cullen Young at Heart Party planned for Friday night next is definitely off.

Bingo in Millstreet this Thursday night is also cancelled,

[read more …] “Regional Report 1041 – 30th November 2010”