The Secret History of the Eurovision Song Contest

Last September (2010) and Australian Film crew rolled into Millstreet, to shoot part of a documentary on the history of the Eurovision Song Contest (held in Millstreet 2011). They received a great welcome from the locals as normal, and had a great few days here. The documentary is called The Secret History of Eurovision Song Contest was aired yesterday (Monday 2nd May) on RTE1. If you missed it, you can still see it for the next few weeks  on the RTE website. Above are a few screen grabs from the programme, and there are more below. [read more …] “The Secret History of the Eurovision Song Contest”

Regional Report 1062 – 3rd May 2011

by

Eily Buckley

 

Dia is Mhuire diobh go leir a cairde and welcome to news report 1062 from Millstreet and welcome also  to the Merry Month of May.

 

Fondest greetings dear listeners and I wish you all the very best on this fine rich but cool Tuesday morning, following the welcome rain.

The long awaited Monster MAC came and went over the weekend.  A community effort, it marks yet another encouraging  feature in our annual calendar . One hundred and sixty six people took part in this challenging event, both men and women and the feedback is most encouraging. The compliments are flooding in from participants from all over the country as well as from the organisers, Marie Griffen, Paul  Mahon & Hilary  Jenkinson, They gave great praise to Hannelie O Connor, for her wonderful help and expertise.  And she in turn wants to thank the many local Marshals, volunteers etc. Because of their outstanding help and dedication The Monster MAC is to come to Millstreet again next year.le conamh De.  Testimonials of the event can be read here

http://www.monstermac.ie/testimonials.php

 

Many congratulations to our own Brian Murphy who came fourth  in the Expert Section, which was won by Mike O Brien , with Tom Palmer coming first in the Sports section.  Baoichas le Dia the weather was great and our beautiful scenery came in for a lot of mention.

Ltv2 was there of course, and please look up our Website for all the details and especially the favourable comments of our visitors to our very first Monster MAC. So well done all round.

[read more …] “Regional Report 1062 – 3rd May 2011”

Monster MAC Event in Millstreet Gets Full Marks from Enthusiastic Participants!!

Key Organisers of the hugely successful Monster MAC event at Millstreet Country Park this past Saturday.

Thanks to the Trojan efforts of enthusiastic and dedicated organisers like Marie, Hannelie, Hilary, Joanie and Paul who co-ordinated some 187 energetic participants and 53 very hard working volunteers, the overall response of [read more …] “Monster MAC Event in Millstreet Gets Full Marks from Enthusiastic Participants!!”

“Monster MAC” Adventure Race

 

To the all the people of Millstreet and its surrounds

 

Hilary, Paul and Marie would like to say a huge THANK YOU for all your wonderful support and help for The Monster Mac. Without it the event would not have happened. It was so nice to work with so many friendly and enthusiastic people and with all that positive energy we would hope to be back again next year. Millstreet is a unique town with an amazingly strong community spirit. The Céad Míle Fáilte is alive and well in the community of Millstreet.

Mass from “The City” at Shrone on LTV this Sunday Evening

Weather permitting,  Dan Joe Kelleher and I will record the 2.00 p.m. Mass scheduled to be celebrated at “The City” in Shrone on this Sunday, 1st May 2011.   It will then be transmitted on LTV at 5.30 p.m. on Sunday…the very same evening thanks to Dan Joe’s dedication to Local Television.   The transmission will then be followed by a repeat of this week’s LTV1 and LTV2 programmes bringing us to the very end of this season’s LTV broadcasts.    We thank you for being such loyal Viewers and wish you all a very Happy Summer and look forward to a new LTV season in the Autumn.   (S.R.)

Eurovision Documentary to be Screened on Monday, 2nd May on RTÉ1 at 10.30 p.m.

Entitled “The Secret History of the Eurovision” this major documentary, part of which was filmed here in Millstreet in September 2010 when Niamh Kavanagh and the Duggan Family participated in comprehensive interviews, will be broadcast on RTÉ1 television on this Monday  from 10.30 p.m until 12.15 a.m..

Death Notice: John (Broker) Kelleher

1963 John Kelleher (aka Big Tom) of Minor Row in the Millstreet team that won the County Junior FinalThe death has occurred peacefully on Friday, April 29, 2011 of John (Broker) KELLEHER of Minor Row and Drishane Road, Millstreet, Cork. Reposing at Tarrant’s Funeral Home, Millstreet. Rosary this Saturday evening at 9pm. Removal tomorrow, Sunday, at 8pm to St. Patrick’s Church, Millstreet. Requiem Mass on Monday at 12 noon, followed by burial in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Millstreet.
Enquiries to: David Tarrant, Funeral Director, Millstreet. 029-78015

Death Notice: Michael (Mick) O’Connor

The death has occurred of Michael (Mick) O’Connor, of Friary Downs, Killarney & Kippagh, Millstreet.
Passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday 26th April at his residence. Reposing at Tarrant’s Funeral Home, Millstreet. Removal on Friday at 8 pm to St Patrick’s Church, Millstreet. Requiem Mass on Saturday at 12 noon followed by burial in St Mary’s Cemetery, Millstreet.
Enquiries to: Tarrant’s Funeral Directors, Millstreet. 029-70176

Regional Report 1061 – 26th April 2011

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Eily Buckley

 

Dia is mhuire diobh go leir a cairde and welcome to News Report 1061 from Millstreet.

Fondest greetings dear listeners and I wish you all the very best on this lovely Tuesday morning of Easter Week,

 

Fine weather prevailed all during Holy Week and our Church ceremonies drew attendances like never before. Our Parish church was crowded at 9pm Holy Thursday, 3pm  Good Friday, and on Holy Saturday both for the Polish Mass in the afternoon  and the Vigil Mass at 9 that night, again on Easter Sunday the crowds came for the 11.30 Mass. And our priests held confessions at every opportunity throughout. Again they were very well attended. Parish Priest Fr. Jack FitzGerald thanked all those who helped in so many ways to make our Easter so meaningful for everyone.

 

Next Sunday will see the Divine Mercy Devotions in our Parish Church starting with confessions at 2.30 followed by the Chapel of Mercy at 3pm. The Novena which started on Good Friday will end that day. May 1st.

Due to the painting of the Church there will be no choir until further notice.

[read more …] “Regional Report 1061 – 26th April 2011”

Rule 2: Talk to everyone, even the dogs

This is part of an article by Ellen Puff on finding her ancestors in Kilcorney which appears on the Tourism Ireland website:

… In Ireland, allow yourself time, even more time than you think you might need, to explore, to talk, and to listen. I am lucky enough to have inherited my father’s gift of gab and my mother’s red hair. So, almost everyone that I met was willing to talk and/or help to investigate my family lines. The Irish love to talk and you never know what you might learn from even the most inconspicuous person. Real talking and listening take time.

Also, driving in Ireland is difficult at best. I rented a car for three weeks and chose to drive because my family’s townlands were literally “off the beaten path” and, after years of research, I wanted to stand on our terra firma. My Shea side of the family was from Carragraigue, Drumtarriff Parish, Cork. [read more …] “Rule 2: Talk to everyone, even the dogs”

Very Successful Vintage Day at Green Glens

Dedicated Volunteers at Millstreet's very successful Vintage Day at Green Glens. From left: Kathleen Healy, Sheila Murphy and her son, Kevin. Kevin was the official Health & Safety Officer at the huge event. We are presently preparing a full feature on the superbly enjoyable and most impressive occasion.

Easter Commemoration at the Square on Easter Sunday

Tony Lane from Kinsale (on right of commemorative wreath) delivered an excellent address at Millstreet's National Monument on Easter Sunday 2011. The annual event was attended by a large gathering blessed with good weather. Millstreet Pipe Band, as always, added so much to the important occasion. We are presently preparing a full feature on the significant event.

Easter Vigil at St. Patrick’s Church, Millstreet – Sat., 23rd April 2011

The Light of Easter shines during the Easter Vigil Ceremony at St. Patrick's Church, Millstreet on Holy Saturday Night 2011.

A beautiful sunset was in evidence over Millstreet this Saturday evening as people made their way to the Church for the annual Easter Vigil ceremony.   The celebrant was Fr. John Fitzgerald, P.P. while [read more …] “Easter Vigil at St. Patrick’s Church, Millstreet – Sat., 23rd April 2011”

Vintage Day Preparations at Green Glens

Some of the wonderfully dedicated Volunteers preparing for tomorrow's major Vintage Day at Green Glens.

Tomorrow, Easter Sunday is scheduled to be a truly marvellous Family Day at Green Glens where the very best of vintage will be on display, superb musical performances, lots of exciting activities for young people and, hopefully, splendid weather conditions.   This and lots more to make it a day to [read more …] “Vintage Day Preparations at Green Glens”

Sarah’s Cake Sale This Morning – A Wonderful Success!

Sarah Meaney serving scrumptiously delicious baking to Kathleen O'Connor at her hugely successful Cake Sale in the Square, Millstreet this morning. Also included are four of her very dedicated helpers/bakers. The uplifting event realised an amazing €755.00 in the two hours. All these funds will assist Sarah in her inspiring mission when she later travels to Romania in aid of the very worthy oragnisation "Comber" which works for a future without orphanages.

On LTV2 Millstreet on last Thursday night (repeated at 8pm on this Sunday), Sarah Meaney was interviewed by Mary Ankettell regarding her participation in the “Comber” Project in Romania.  The aim of the Project is to help build a better future for children and adults  with disabilities in Romania.   This morning, blessed with glorious sunny weather and assisted by [read more …] “Sarah’s Cake Sale This Morning – A Wonderful Success!”

Linehans on Feis and Blood: semi-final

Many congratulations to the wonderful Linehan Family (Jayme, Donal, James and Conor) on qualifying for  the  All Ireland finals of the popular Feis ‘n Blood competition on Tg4 on Sunday night. You can now see their performance  on the TG4 website, where the programme is available in three parts:

Regional Report 1060 – 19th April 2011

by

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

by

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

by

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”