Regional Report 1060 – 19th April 2011


Eily Buckley


Dia is mhuire diobh go leir a Cairde and welcome to news report 1060 from Millstreet.

Fondest greetings dear listeners and I wish you all the very best on this lovely calm, slightly foggy Tuesday morning.

Clara mountain was again the focus of attention at the weekend when theMunster Hill running Championships were held there on Sunday evening,in brilliant weather.

And a very successful Feile Ceoil was held at the Community School on Sunday.

Many congratulations to the wonderful Linehan Family on qualifying for  the  All Ireland finals of the popular Feis ‘n Blood competition on Tg4 on Sunday night.

The pupils of our Community School would like to thank all those who helped them to raise €3,970.00 to send students, Lisa O Callaghan, Adam Buicke, Alison Buicke, and Susie Guerin as helpers to Lourdes at Easter. This money will cover their costs as well as giving a donation to the IHCPT organisation.

[read more …] “Regional Report 1060 – 19th April 2011”

Death Notice: Margaret Forde (neé O’Connor)

The death has occurred on Saturday, April 16, 2011 of Margaret FORDE, (née O’Connor) of Millstreet and Ballynoe, Whites Cross, Cork. Reposing at her residence today, Monday, from 3pm followed by prayers at 6pm. Removal afterwards to St. Michael’s Church, Upper Glanmire. Requiem Mass tomorrow, Tuesday, at 2pm. Funeral afterwards to Ardnageehy Cemetery.

Annual Féile Cheoil at Millstreet Community School Today, Sunday 17th April 2011

Millstreet Community School is today’s very appropriate venue for the annual Féile Cheoil 2011.    An opportunity to experience some of the very finest traditional music, song, stories and dance from many different wonderfully gifted participants.

Regional Report 1059 – 12th April 2011


Eily Buckley


Dia is mhuire diobh go leir a cairde and welcome to News Reporrt 1059 from Millstreet.

Fondest greetings dear listeners and I wish you all the very best on this  lovely fine sunny Spring Morning.

All of our dreams came true here over the weekend with the outstanding success of our first ever Walking Festival. We are so fortunate to have such brilliant scenery literally on our doorstep. This was a feature that was remarked on over and over during the weekend. And not least by walker supreme Mr. Tom Scriven, who was guest speaker at the official opening on Friday night. The launch being carried out by our new TD, Aine Collins. Thanks to the impeccable planning by our organising committee, everything went according to plan. The Good Lord blessed their efforts with fine weather, and throughout the two day event just under 500 people of all ages and from all walks of life, scaled our mountains, walked on our moors and wallowed in the beauty that surrounded them.

[read more …] “Regional Report 1059 – 12th April 2011”

Walking Festival This Weekend

Pictured at the Wallis Arms tonight (Friday) following an excellent talk on the Walking Theme by Tom Scriven (seated second from left).

This weekend Millstreet Walking Festival takes place.   A full programme of events have been organised.    Tonight at an inspiring address by Tom Scriven, Cork (and a native of Kilnamartyra) the focus was very much on [read more …] “Walking Festival This Weekend”

Splendidly Successful Fashion Show at Millstreet Community School

A very successful Fashion Show was held at Millstreet Community School on Thursday, 7th April 2011. Within the next few days we shall share a selection of images we captured at the wonderfully enjoyable event where three very worthy organisations will benefit from the funds collected. The Fashion Show event is held once in every two years.

Very Successful Facilitated Planning Workshop at Wallis Arms Hotel

Pictured at the Wallis Arms Hotel on Tuesday, 5th April 2011 at the very successful Facilitated Planning Workshop organised by Millstreet Development Group. From left:Nicola Mc Mahon – Secretary, Millstreet Development Group (MDG),  J.J. O’Connell and Pat Humphreys (Plato Planning Workshop Facilitators), Veronica Perdistat – MDG member and Tony Mc Caul (Chairman of  MDG).

A wonderfully representative group of people from the Millstreet area assembled for quite a fascinating and helpfully revealing workshop where the focus was on the constructive positive development of Millstreet on a [read more …] “Very Successful Facilitated Planning Workshop at Wallis Arms Hotel”

Death Notice: Nonie Lehane

The death has occurred on Tuesday, April 05, 2011 of Nonie LEHANE of Tullig, Millstreet. Reposing at Tarrant’s Funeral Home, Millstreet this Wednesday evening from 6.30pm, followed by removal at 8pm to St Patrick’s Church, Millstreet. Requiem Mass tomorrow, Thursday, at 12 noon. Burial afterwards in St Mary’s Cemetery, Millstreet. No flowers, please. Donations, if desired, to Cancer Research.

Death Notice: Nellie Goggin

The death has occurred on Monday, April 04, 2011 of Ellen (Nellie) GOGGIN, (née Long) of North Horsemount, Kilcorney, Cork. Reposing at her home today, Tuesday, from 5pm, followed by removal at 9pm to St Nicholas’ Church, Kilcorney. Requiem Mass tomorrow, Wednesday, at 12 noon. Burial afterwards in St Mary’s Cemetery, Millstreet. Family flowers only, by request.

Regional Report 1058 – 5th April 2011


Eily Buckley


Dia is Mhuire diobh go lei a Cairde and welcome to news report 1058 from Millstreet. Fondest greetings dear listeners and I wish you all the very best on this windy but mild Tuesday morning.

Crowds visiting  our Country Park on Sunday surpassed all records and expectations. In honour of Mothers  Day the Gates were flung wide open and weather was beautiful, the people came in their hundreds. And a great time was had by all. The park will play a big part in our Walking Festival which will be held here this weekend April 9/10

All hands are on deck these in preparation for it. The organising committee have been working hard on mapping out routes to suit all tastes. Our lovely scenery will be there for all to see, some for the very first time. We have ridge walks that will test the more experienced for about 5 or 6 hours.  Three to four-hour walks that will take you to the summit of Clara Mountain to view the wonderful sights of the Blackwater Valley, to the North and the beautiful peaks of the Derrynasaggart mountains to the South. As well as the lakes of Killarney on a clear day. Other walks take only 2 to 3 hours.  designed to suit the less adventurous as well as family groups etc but so that everybody will part of the event. This is the ideal opportunity for the beginner to experienced hill walker. As all walks will have leaders to show you the way.

[read more …] “Regional Report 1058 – 5th April 2011”

LTV Programme 185 – March 24th 2011

LTV2 Millstreet: Full version of Programme 185 which was first broadcast on March 24th last is now online. On this Programme we show a clip from the play “Life After Santa Ponza” which was recently held over in Dromtarriffe Hall, we also go to Finland for [read more …] “LTV Programme 185 – March 24th 2011”

“Clara Toys” Doll Comes Home!

Bob Emprimo from America presents the "Clara Toys" Doll to Seán Radley for Millstreet Museum at "Nibbles Food Emporium", West End, Millstreet on Friday, 1st April 2011.

Having been alerted by Michael (Cashman) on that available to purchase on eBay there was an original doll which had been manufactured in Millstreet’s “Clara Toys” Factory and bought for £5.50 at Blarney Woollen Mills quite some years ago, Bob Emprimo arranged to bid for and [read more …] ““Clara Toys” Doll Comes Home!”

Presentation of Cheque from Rathmore Panto 2011

At "The Star Bar", Rathmore on Friday, 1st April 2011 the presentation of a cheque for €14,000.00 - the proceeds of this year's "Old King Cole" Panto by Rathmore's Marian Players - to Kerry Parents & Friends took place. From left: Margaret O'Sullivan, Val Moynihan, Brian Hickey, Tony Darmody (Kerry Parents & Friends), Eilish Coakley (Rathmore's Marian Players), John O'Sullivan and Carmel O'Keeffe.

Also present on the night were further members of Rathmore’s Marian Players.    Tony Darmody accorded very high praise to All involved and spoke about [read more …] “Presentation of Cheque from Rathmore Panto 2011”

Young People Inspire at Cullen National Spring Clean 2011

Pupils of Cullen N.S. with Teachers, Parents and Friends participating in the National Spring Clean in Cullen on Friday, 1st April 2011 - setting a truly inspiring example of civic pride in our own community.

Co-ordinated by Teacher Sinéad Murphy and Principal Hannah Kelleher and in conjunction with An Taisce,  the young people spent over an hour gathering several bags of litter.    They approached their task both cheerfully and enthusiastically and were guided by very helpful adults.   Sheila Fitzgerald photographed  for “The Corkman” while I felt privileged to cover for our website and LTV2 such a wonderfully inspiring project.    Here we share images from [read more …] “Young People Inspire at Cullen National Spring Clean 2011”

Regional report 1057 – 29th March 2011


Eily Buckley

Dia is mhuire diobh go leir a Cairde and welcome to news report 1057 from Millstreet.

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

Last Friday night March 26th was a momentous occasion for our Pipe Band.  They celebrated their 60th anniversary at the Dromhall Hotel joined by members of our clergy, a large number of the general public as well as all of the band members themselves and their families and relatives. A special screen was set up and there was an ongoing film of all the bands history on show, before and during the meal. The two remaining founder members, Liam Coffee and Tim O Shea, came in for special mention during the speeches. And there was great emphasis on the number of young people who have come forward to join, thus ensuring the future of the band. A special anniversary Plaque was presented to each member and a special presentation was made to the band on behalf of the Community Council. Following the formalities the night was danced away to the lovely music of the popular Kelt.

The 30th anniversary of Medjugori occurs this year .Please contact John O Connell for details of a Pilgrimmage that is going there on September 3rd. His number as always 026 40007.

The Millstreet Development Group will hold a Workshop at the Wallis Arms Hotel on Tuesday  of next week April 5th. from 2 to 4 pm. The aim of the workshop is to develop a workable plan for Millstreet .Contact Nicola McMahon for details ,at 087  901 9001, or Vericona at 087241 99 29.

[read more …] “Regional report 1057 – 29th March 2011”

Death notice – Jerry O’Leary,Knockcahill, Rathcoole

The death has occurred on Sunday 27th March 2011 of Jerry O’Leary, Knockchahill, Rathcoole. Sadly missed by his wife Theresa (nee Moylan), son Patrick, his parents Pat Joe and Mary O’Leary, Knocknagullane, Ballydaly.

Removal this Tuesday 29th March 2011 at 8p.m. from Tarrants funeral home to Our Lady of Lourdes Church, Ballydaly.

Jerry O’Leary and Gerard Burke discussing the Vintage Tractor Run at Kilcorney Centenary Feis (August 2009)

Requiem Mass on Wednesday 30th March at 12 noon followed by burial in St Mary’s Cemetery,  Millstreet.

Millstreet Pipe Band’s Night to Remember at 60th Celebrations in Killarney

It certainly was a wonderful night to remember at the Dromhall Hotel in Killarney on Saturday, 26th March 2011 when Millstreet Pipe Band celebrated its 60th Anniversary in a truly grand style.   The occasion was superbly co-ordinated by various members of the renowned Band.   Marie Twomey had prepared a magnificent audio-visual presentation on the history of the famous Band.    Here we invite you to view a selection of images we took on the splendid occasion when [read more …] “Millstreet Pipe Band’s Night to Remember at 60th Celebrations in Killarney”

Millstreet Pipe Band 60th Anniversary Function – An Outstanding Success

Liam Coffey & Tim O'Shea cut the special Millstreet Pipe Band 60th Anniversary Cake at the hugely successful Function held at the Dromhall Hotel, Killarney on Saturday, 26th March 2011. Tim and Liam are the two longest serving members of the renowned Band. Lots more pictures to follow later.

Millstreet Country Park Re-opens on Sunday, 3rd April 2011



Hello All,

It’s that time of year again Spring is well and truly in the air, life has returned to the countryside, and we are fast approaching our new season here at Millstreet Country Park.

Millstreet Country Park will re-open for its 2011 season on Sunday 3rd April and for Mothers Day! To celebrate the beginning of our new season and Mothers everywhere Millstreet Country Park will host an Open Day and everyone from the community and surrounding areas are welcome and encouraged to visit!

A special Mothers Day Menu will be available from our Cafe / Restaurant; there will be Musical Entertainment in both the Visitor Centre and the Band Stand!  Guided Safari Tours of the Estate will be available throughout the day also.
Advanced Booking is Advised For Mothers Day Lunch to avoid disappointment and ensure seating at your preferred time!

So Bring your Mum! Bring a Friend! Tell a Friend! Everyone is welcome and there is NO ADMISSION FEE for this day! So try somewhere different for that Sunday Drive or for that Special Mothers Day Lunch!

Season Tickets.
Seasonal Tickets are also now due for renewal. Seasonal Tickets are available to all guests and are fantastic value at only €60.00.

Lots happening during the month of April! [read more …] “Millstreet Country Park Re-opens on Sunday, 3rd April 2011”

Contract Signed for St. Patrick’s Church Painting Project

On Wednesday, 23rd March 2011 at Millstreet's Parish Centre the contract for the forthcoming Painting of St. Patrick's Church, Millstreet was officially signed. Seated from left: Maura Hunter (Interior Design Consultant), John McCarthy (Quantity Surveyor), Cornelius Forde (representing the Forde Family to whom the contract has been given), Denis Lane (Millstreet Church Restoration Committee), Fr. John Fitzgerald, P.P., Kathleen O'Riordan (Church Restoration Committee). At back - all members of the Restoration Committee: from left - Denis Twomey, Sharon Lane, Anthony Forde (Painting Project Co-ordinator), Jerry Buckley, Tony Healy and Joan Casey of Restoration Committee.


Death Notice: Mary Moynihan

The death has occurred on Sunday 20th March 2011 of Mary Moynihan of Rathduane, Rathmore. Lying in repose at Tarrant’s funeral home, Millstreet from 5 pm to 7.30pm on this Monday with removal at 7.30pm from Tarrants to our lady of Lourdes Church, Ballydaly. Requiem mass on Tuesday 22nd at 1pm, followed by burial in St.Joseph’s Cemetery, Rathmore.
Family flowers only, donations if desired to marymount hospice. enquiries to…..Tarrants undertakers, Millstreet 029-70176

Regional Report 1056 – 22nd March 2011


Eily Buckley


Dia is mhuire diobh go leir a cairde and welcome to News Report 1056 from Millstreet


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


Full marks to Seanie Murphy and Matt Neville  who organised the highly successful St. Patricks Day Parade in Carriganima on Sunday, and well done to all the people from all walks of life who arrived with a wide variety of  artefacts to take part. From live-stock to motorised  bicycles, vintage, comic acts ,the list goes on .There was a fine crowd. They were blessed with beautiful weather and the pleasant music of the Threshing Mill Boys echoed off the surrounding hills. This is the sort of thing that we need to lift our people out of the doldrums.

So well done Seanie & Matt.

LTV was there and more details will appear on future programs.


Still with Carriganima on this Friday night there will be an all girls party in the Pub, a sort of Women’s Christmas in March. All girls welcome.

[read more …] “Regional Report 1056 – 22nd March 2011”

Cullen & District Special Needs Association Award Night 2011

Prizewinners, Sponsors and Committee Members of the Cullen & District Special Needs Association on the final night of the Sponsored Weight Loss Programme 2011 when the annual prizes were awarded at Cullen Community Centre on Monday, 21st March 2011.

Millstreet Pipe Band’s 60th St. Patrick’s Day Parade – What a Record!

What a truly magnificent record for Millstreet Pipe Band which today led the Millstreet St. Patrick's Day Parade for the amazing 60th time! Sincere congratulations from everyone with special mention to Tim O'Shea and Liam Coffey who have been with the renowned Band all through those six decades!

Regional Report 1055 – 15th March 2011


Eily Buckley


Dia is Mhuire diobh go leir a cairde and welcome to news Report 1055 from Millstreet

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

On behalf of our Community I want to extend our sincerest sympathy to the people of Japan on their recent disasters. Alps Electric which is a Japanese Company has been our best employer here in Millstreet for many years and our people have forged many close  links with them.  They can be assured of our prayers and support in these difficult times.


As we near St Patrick’s Day, preparations are going well with lots of our shops and stores in the town already decorated for the occasion. Please do all you can to help those who are organising the parade itself which will be held at 5pm on this Thursday March 17th. A few more stewards are needed, you can give your name to any committee member and they will be glad of your help. There are lots of prizes to be won with no less than six or seven  categories on the list plus a prize for the best dressed window. We will have Pipe Band music as well as traditional music golore. The Wallis Arms Hotel will be open for warming snacks and meals as well as the many other food outlets in the town and we have hundreds of off – street parking places. So it only remains for me to wish you a very enjoyable day in honour of our Patron Saint.

[read more …] “Regional Report 1055 – 15th March 2011”