Dia is mhuire diobh go leir a cairde and welcome to news report 1048 from Millstreet.
Fondest greetings dear listeners and I wish you all the very best on this dull but calm and pleasant Tuesday morning.
A million congratulations to Timmy Lehane from Aubane, who won the All-Ireland Final Of the Novice Seniors Boxing Championship at the National Stadium in Dublin on Saturday night at 64 Kgs.
Dean Desmond at 81 Kg competed as well and won the Semi Final on Friday night but sadly was beaten by one point in the Final on Saturday night.
So well done to them and to all concerned with then.
The Farm Machinery Show which was held at the Green Glens for three days last week drew large crowds from near and far. The amount of exhibits on display was well up on former years, and the fact that it was opened until 10.30 each night gave every body a chance to come and see.
On Friday night last the people of Ballydaly revelled in the glories of their involvement with the GAA over the past 60 years. Over two hundred and twenty avid fans enjoyed a beautiful meal at the Wallis Arms Hotel and this was followed by Presentations, reminiscing and a joyful event all round. Margaret Murphy (O’Brien) recited wonderful poems recalling past glories. Their big night was recorded on film for posterity and was eagerly admired several times since. We wish them every success for the future.
The death has occurred on Monday, January 24, 2011 of Hannie MURPHY of Cockhill, Millstreet, Co Cork. Reposing at Tarrant’s Funeral Home. Removal this Tuesday evening at 7.30pm to St Patrick’s Church, Millstreet. Requiem Mass tomorrow, Wednesday, at 11am. Funeral afterwards to Drishane Cemetery, Millstreet.
A capacity attendance enjoyed a superb Ballydaly G.A.A. Reunion at the Wallis Arms on Friday night. Here we share images of the historic occasion. Following a splendid meal, a number of very interesting speeches evoking many memories of the 1957 and 1960 Duhallow Novice Championship Teams, were delivered. Margaret Murphy, Poet, Cloghoulabeg recited a marvellous poem recalling the great Teams. Lots of [read more …] “Ballydaly G.A.A. Reunion at Wallis Arms Hotel on 21st Jan. 2011”
Yesterday morning, Ryan Tubridy was joined in studio by Ann Lane (formerly of Ballinatona), author of ‘By The Way: A Selection of Public Art in Ireland’. Ann travelled 16,000 miles around the country on her trusty Honda 75 motorbike to catalogue 760 sculpture pieces along the highways and byeways of Ireland.
She also talks about her time (28 yrs) as personal secretary for Mary Robinson, on how she developed her interest, travelled the country, and many stories about the sculptures. See below to listen to the interview: [read more …] “Ann Lane on Tubridy”
It’s been a strange day on the politics front. This morning out sitting TD and Minister for Enterprise Batt O’Keeffe was being praised in the Irish Independent as being top dog in Munster, and quoted in today’s Examiner that he was going to contest the coming election. By lunch time news broke that he was quitting politics altogether after yesterday denying that he was considering quitting. (Locals knew there was something up when the Fianna Fáil convention in Millstreet last Monday to select candidates was cancelled at short notice).
Maybe he realised like the rest of the cabinet that since the chance of him getting into office the next time around was getting slimmer as the days went by and [read more …] “What a difference a day makes”
Green Glens, Millstreet is such a perfect setting for the Annual Farm Machinery Show. Here we share images of the superbly impressive Show recorded when we visited the wonderfully popular event last night. We would very much encourage a visit to the venue where not only does one receive lots of very useful information and hints on the most recent farm related innovations but also where the most modern farm machinery is on view and where there is quite an amazing [read more …] “Farm Machinery Show Success at Green Glens”
Dia is mhuire diobh go leir a cairde and welcome to news report 1047 from Millstreet.
Fondest greetings dear listeners and I wish you all the very best on this Tuesday Morning .
Well the Kennelly Archives are certainly causing quite a stir in Millstreet and beyond. The Kennelly Archives are displayed on the Millstreet Website and they contain up to a hundred photographs taken at a dance in Millstreet in 1960. People from that time are glued to the screen trying to identify those on it. And there is an opportunity to buy the ones of your choice. Some people never seem to change. There are pictures of courting couples who went on to get married, others who were single, all at the cross roads of life and thankfully, most of them are still with us to-day.
The Spring Farm Machinery Show will be held at the Green Glens Arena for three days this week, starting to-morrow Wednesday. Opening each day at noon and remaining open till ten each night.
The people of Ballydaly, will hold a re-union of their GAA teams past and present, at the Wallis Arms Hotel on this Friday January 21st .Music by the Kelt. Tickets at €25 each on sale over wide area.
Dia is mhuire diobh go eir a cairde and welcome to news report 1046 from Millstreet. Fondest greetings dear listeners and I wish you all the very best on this calm rather wet Tuesday morning the 11th January 2011.
And still with the Wallis Arms the Party to celebrate the Women’s Christmas was an outstanding success there on the 6th of January. 172 women of all ages enjoyed good food and wine, good music, scores of spot prizes all for a mere €20 per ticket. And when all expenses were paid €340 was left over and it was donated to Breast Cancer Research.
From once the first note was played by the popular Kelt the floor filled up with dancers and remained so till the National Anthem was played well after midnight.
The organiser Mairead Daly can take a bow for being the first one to hold a bash for the ladies, in Millstreet, on their Christmas night, She wants to say a sincere word of thanks to all those who helped in any way to make it the outstanding success that it was.
Sadly, due to the huge demand for tickets, many were left without, and so great was their disappointment that they have already booked their place for next year. Over 40% of the tickets for next January are sold already.
While discussing Presidential candidates in the upcoming Presidential Election (which is due to take place next October), on TV3’s Midday Show yesterday (10th Jan 2011), on which Aileen Hickie (formerly of the Square) was appearing as a guest, it was suggested (TIC) that maybe the next President could come from Millstreet!: you can see the crossfire from 32:00 minutes in the video:
Elaine Crowley: Aileen, do you have any particular preference?
Aileen: … I’d like a southerner, we’ve had a northerner for the past 14 years, no harm to move it back to the other end of the country.
Fiona McLaughtlain: Now when you say southerner, do you mean Cork specifically?
Aileen: Well I wouldn’t if it was mind Munster, I’m not saying Cork, but Munster. Not just anyone from Millstreet … I mean if they were from Munster, I’d be happy enough. [read more …] “Millstreet President”
And so we arrive at our final Snow Tour as we recall the picture card scenes of Christmas Eve 2010 in the Millstreet area. We begin within the very beautiful Drishane Estate, then proceed along the Glebe Road, Drishane Road, Millstreet Town, Station Road, Millstreet Railway Station and [read more …] “Part Two of Christmas Eve 2010 Snow Tour”
Alps Electric returns to profit as 150 staff hired in last nine months
A Co Cork electronic parts manufacturer confirmed yesterday that it has employed an additional 150 staff in the past nine months following a recovery in the global automotive industry.
Managing director of Alps Electric (Ireland) Ltd, Brendan O’Shaughnessy confirmed the 150 jobs increase at the company’s Millstreet plant, which brings the number employed there to more than 560.
The jobs boost has received no publicity until now, and Mr O’Shaughnessy said: “We do things quietly here.”
Read the Full Article on the Irish Examiner
The Annual Christmas Party at Cullen Community Centre was a wonderful success. Beginning with the celebration of Mass by Fr. John Fitzgerald, P.P. and Martin Goggin as Altar Server, the many guests were treated to a delicious meal followed by [read more …] “Conor Visits Cullen & District Special Needs Association Christmas Party”
He is currently in Ireland as he is playing The Bull McCabe in Field at the Olympia Theatre Dublin until Feb 12th. If you’re unable to see the interview tonight, you’ll still be able to see it on RTE Player for the next two weeks.
Read a previous article on Brian Dennehy
With thanks to Padraig for the heads up
From the Cork Independent: The Herlihy Group continues to expand with the announcement this week of its acquisition of the Centra store in Millstreet, formally known as Dennehy’s Centra. The store, which has been providing for the people of Millstreet for over 20 years, now becomes the sixth store in the Herlihy Group and will see a significant investment programme over the coming months to develop the store in line with the rest of the Herlihy stores. [read more …] “Herlihy’s Centra”
Photos taken by Jim Mc Sweeney on Christmas Morning whilst James Mc Sweeney (in red), and Willam Mullane (in blue) were Ice Skating, playing Hockey on the river Dallow in Kanturk Town Park. Before the lads went on the ice we drilled a pilot test hole first and verified that the ice was 4″ thick. The two lads have played In Line Hockey for 10 years and have represented Ireland in the under 16 Team. The temperature was -15C at the time. The last time [read more …] “Ice Hockey in Kanturk”
Dia is mhuire diobh go leir a Cairde and welcome to News report 1045 from Millstreet.
Fondest greetings dear listeners and I wish you all the very best on this very cold but dry, Tuesday morning.
A special New Year Greeting to William Foley, Cork city Busman and his wife Phil, they listen in to the repeats of C103 programs at night when he comes in from work and never misses my news report.
And now I want to wish you all a very Happy and prosperous New Year.
It was indeed a Christmas with a difference, right throughout Europe and beyond. And leaving many people, never wanting to see a white Christmas again. The happenings were well published, so there is no need for me to go down that road, but it has to be said that merit due to all those involved in the travel business, who bore the stresses and strains of it all, without one loss of life or even an injury.
But the worst of situations always brings out a lot of good and it was great to hear of all the acts of kindness that came to the fore. People looked after needy neighbours, etc. and the feeding of the birds was a pastime in itself. A thrush feeding off the window sill can add joy to even the worst of days. Frozen water systems brought their own difficulties and for the first time ever when people were invited to a party, they were asked to please bring water as well as the customary bottle of wine.
Millstreet Vintage Club will held a Tractor Drive last Sunday, 2nd January 2011. They assembled at Dairygold and Jim McSweeney was there to capture some great shots of which you can see a selection below. [read more …] “Vintage Tractor Run”
The death has occurred on Friday, December 31, 2010 of Donnacha MURPHY of Ballydaly, Millstreet. Removal this Monday evening at 8pm from Tarrant’s Funeral Home, Millstreet, to Our Lady of Lourdes Church, Ballydaly. Requiem Mass tomorrow, Tuesday, at 12 noon, followed by burial in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Millstreet.
Millstreet Vintage Club will hold a Tractor Drive on tomorrow, Sunday, 2nd January 2011. Assembling at Dairygold, Millstreet at 11.45 a.m. and starting at 12.00 noon (sharp). Returning to Hotel for lunch.
On Monday evening we travelled to the Shearwater Carlton Hotel, Ballinasloe, Co. Galway to attend a superb Concert/Dance presented by the renowned Big Tom McBride and the Mainliners Showband. Ita and William Fitzgerald have long been wonderfully loyal fans of the Band and, like many other true followers, have attended Big Tom Dances at various venues throughout Ireland. Undoubtedly, Big Tom is the undisputed King of Country & Western Music here in Ireland and in an interview we recorded for LTV2 almost two years ago, the great man recalled with joy appearing in the famous “Star” Ballroom in Millstreet in the Showband days. We were also blessed to meet with [read more …] “Millstreet at Big Tom Experience in Ballinasloe – 27th Dec. 2010”
Thanks to Brian Kiely for sending in photos of the snow and ice on Christmas Morning from the frozen over Blackwater and also on top of Clara. All the photos are below. [read more …] “Christmas Morning photos”
The death has occurred on Monday, December 27, 2010 of Joan DALY, (née Long) of Mallow Road, Boherbue, Cork. Reposing at Drew’s Funeral Home from 6pm today, Wednesday, with removal at 8pm to the Church of the Immaculate Conception, Boherbue. Requiem Mass tomorrow, Thursday, at 12 noon. Funeral afterwards to St Mary’s Cemetery, Millstreet.
On this Christmas Day night we share images of Midnight Mass celebrated in Millstreet last night. The Chief Celebrant was Fr. John Fitzgerald, P.P. who was joined by Fr. Paddy O’Byrne and Fr. James McSweeney. Millstreet Choir enhanced the Christmas liturgy with their beautiful singing. The special event was recorded by [read more …] “Christmas Midnight Mass in Millstreet”
Our “Snow Tour” of Millstreet on this Thursday could, in fact, be called our “Frost Tour” today such was the picturesque effect of the overnight frost on the the trees and bushes. We take you close to the Finnow River on Clara Road and into the busy town. People doing their very best to complete their Christmas shopping in daytime temperatures which did not rise above minus 4 degrees throughout the day. In the Church we note the preparation of [read more …] “Preparing for Christmas on a Frosty Thursday, 23rd Dec. 2010”
The death has taken place in Dublin of Joe Lynam. Joe was 73 and worked for RTÉ as a showjumping reporter in the early 1980s.
He frequently covered events in Millstreet (especially in the 1980s) and the RDS for Saturday Sport on RTÉ Radio One with Jimmy Magee.
He knew many figures in the showjumping community and was very close to RTÉ’s Darragh and Eddie Mackin.
We thank Jerry Kelleher for sharing the RTÉ link with us : http://www.rte.ie/sport/equestrian/2010/1222/lynamj.html