Millstreet Pipe Band Welcomes 2011 – Happy New Year to Everyone!

Upholding a wonderful tradition in welcoming the New Year here we meet some of the members of Millstreet Pipe Band who at 8.00 p.m. tonight gave a wonderful recital at the Square beside the very colourful Christmas Tree ... and no snow! We dedicate this uplifting image to people like Ted Barrett in Wales, to the McSweeney Family in Cobh and to All our wonderfully loyal Millstreet Website Visitors. A very Happy New Year to Everyone and may a very Bright 2011 bring much Happiness and Joy.

Millstreet at Big Tom Experience in Ballinasloe – 27th Dec. 2010

Pictured with Big Tom McBride in Ballinasloe on Monday, 27th Dec. 2010 - Ita and William Fitzgerald from Cullen.

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”

Christmas Midnight Mass in Millstreet

Placing the Infant Jesus in the Crib at Christmas Midnight Mass in St. Patrick's Church, 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”

Preparing for Christmas on a Frosty Thursday, 23rd Dec. 2010

Dedicated members of the Altar Society - Sheila, Margaret M. and Margaret T. - prepare the exquisite Altar for Christmas at St. Patrick's Church, Millstreet on 23rd Dec. 2010.

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”

Joe Lynam, Showjumping Commentator, Passes Away

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 :

Scoil Mhuire’s Musical Nativity Presentation Cancelled due to Weather

The Scoil Mhuire, Millstreet B.N.S.  presentation of  a very special Musical Nativity Presentation on Tuesday, 21st December 2010 at 7.30 p.m. in Millstreet G.A.A. Community Hall has been cancelled due to the wintery weather conditions.     The  Staff are very conscious of the fact that the Boys are very disappointed with the cancellation and are appreciative of their hard work and effort.   A very Happy Christmas is extended to All.

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 .

[read more …] “Regional Report 1044 – 21st December 2010”

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”