Uplifting Tidy Towns News

Killarney has won the overall award today in this year’s Tidy Towns Competition.   And we’ve just heard from Dublin that Millstreet has won a medal and a financial award in one of the national award categories also.   More about this uplifting news later when it comes to hand.   Sincere congratulations to Millstreet Tidy Towns Association on this very encouraging recognition of their inspiring dedication in constantly helping to make Millstreet look more and more beautiful.  (S.R.)

Regional report 1079 – 30th August 2011



Eily Buckley

Dia is mhuire diobh go leir a cairde and welcome to News Report 1079 from Millstreet.

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

A million congratulations to Aidan McCaul who has been 30 years in business. A long with his trusty help Tim Ring they have provided us with outstanding service in the hardware trade all that time, and now with his
son Tony on board the future is looking bright. Our sincere thanks goes out to them as we wish them continued success in the future.

Congratulations also go to young Tadg O’Sullivan of Lackabawn who was on the Freemount Ceili Band who was successful at the All Ireland Fleadh in Cavan.
[read more …] “Regional report 1079 – 30th August 2011”

Death Notice: Seamus O’Connor, Tullig

The death has occurred peacefully on Tuesday 23rd August of Seamus O’Connor, Tullig, Millstreet. Reposing at Tarrant’s Funeral Home, Millstreet. Removal on Thursday at 8 pm to St.Patricks Church, Millstreet. Requiem Mass on Friday at 12 noon followed by burial in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Millstreet. Enquiries to: Tarrant’s Funeral Directors, Millstreet. 029-78015

All – Ireland Honours for Linehan Family at Fleadh Cheoil 2011 in Cavan

Pictured at the recent Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann in Cavan – Donal and Conor Linehan with Gavin Strappe. Conor was accompanied by Donal on the accordion & Gavin Strappe on the banjo. Donal, Conor and Gavin were successful in the All-Ireland.

We thank Eileen Cashman (sister of Elizabeth and aunt of Donal & Conor Linehan, Dooneen) for this wonderfully uplifting information re the recent Fleadh Cheoil in Cavan.    The following are the results of the different competitions in which [read more …] “All – Ireland Honours for Linehan Family at Fleadh Cheoil 2011 in Cavan”

Death Notice: Peggy Horgan

The death has occurred on Sunday, August 21, 2011 of Margaret Peggy Horgan of Donoure Kilcorney, Cork. Removal from McCarthys Funeral. Home Banteer on this Monday evening at 8pm to St. Nicholas Church Kilcorney Funeral Mass on Tuesday 23rd at 12 noon burial afterwards in the adjoining cemetery. Funeral arrangements by McCarthy’s Funeral Home, Banteer. Tel. 029-56044 / 087-2569621

Regional Report 1078 – 23rd August 2011



Eily Buckley


Dia is mhuire diobh go leir a cairde and welcome to news report 1078 from Millstreet.
Fondest greetings dear listeners and I wish you all the very best on this nice calm, sunny, Tuesday morning.

Accolades came flowing into Millstreet over weekend in many forms. Our
brilliant  Camogie team won the under 14 Blitz against stiff opposition  by
just one point. While our musicians and dancers brought all Ireland awards
from the Fleadh in Cavin. Chloe Buicke was part of the Boherbue team who
won the dancing and the renowned Linehan’s, Donal coming first on melodeon
and second on the Box, and Conor 2nd in the senior accompaniment guitar.
Many congratulations all round.
[read more …] “Regional Report 1078 – 23rd August 2011”

Coachford Vintage Festival 2011 – Recorded by LTV2 on Sunday

Amongst the many people we interviewed at the Annual Vintage Festival in Coachford on Sunday, 21st August for LTV2 Millstreet - the 2011 Queen of the Festival and some of the dedicated Co-ordinators. Brendan Murphy (seen in background on left) was on video camera capturing some very colourful scenes for later transmission in the Autumn. We shall feature some more images of the very enjoyable event in time. (S.R.)

Historic Move for Cullen N.S. Today

Bidding farewell this morning to Cullen N.S. situated on the main Mallow to Killarney road - Liam Fitzgerald, former Principal and Hannah Kelleher, present Principal of Cullen N.S. - as an enthusiastic voluntary group of helpers moved the furniture to the state-of-the-art new building across the road from Cullen Church within Cullen Village. A full feature of the "moving experience!" will appear shortly. (S.R.)

Bernard O’Donoghue to give Millstreet Gramophone Circle Presentation on Fri. 19th Aug. 2011

Professor Bernard O’Donoghue of Oxford and Cullen will be the Guest Presenter at Millstreet Gramophone Circle’s next get together on this Friday, 19th August 2011 at 8.15 p.m. in the Canon O’Donovan Centre, Clara Road, Millstreet.   All are very welcome.

Regional Report 1077 – 16th August 2011



Eily Buckley

Dia is mhuire diobh go leir a cairde and welcome to news report 1077 from Millstreet.

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

Well our Millstreet Summer Horse Show is over and we can clock up yet
another outstanding event in the history of the renowned Green Glens
Complex. There was no mention of the Celtic Tiger, no shortage of entries
and even no shortage of fine weather. On opening day there was a massive
8,000 entries on the books with many more re-entering during the week.

Our Show came fast on the heels of the Dublin Show and the comparisons were
staggering. Stabling alone here was little more than half the cost while
parking of horse boxes which cost €1800 in Dublin were free of charge
here, the list goes on. And prize money just couldn’t be compared. One
man told me he won a competition in Dublin for which he got €150 , a
similar one here was â, €6,000.   Admission was free throughout the five
days and people and families came and enjoyed it all to the full. As well
as the Cian O Connors and Francis Connors and other famous riders who
continue to grace our show.
[read more …] “Regional Report 1077 – 16th August 2011”

This Week on “Hot Country” – Sky Channel 201

Tune into Hot Country. Europe’s No 1 country TV  show  sponsored this week by Seamus Moore Tour of Ireland, presented by Pauline Simons this week (start Monday 15th Aug) on Sky 201, Freesat 403 and Free to View Monday and Sunday 8 – 9 pm, Tue & Sat 2 – 3pm for part two of the exclusive Georgette Jones  (daughter of George Jones and Tammy Wynette) interview by Pauline, (part 3  Monday  22nd Aug)  Artists this week are Brad Paisley, Allison Kruss, Dominic Kirwan, Cyril McKevette, Ronnie Duffy, Richie Kavanagha with ‘Declan Nerney is Yer Man’, Darius Rucker, Phillip English, Bachelors in Trouble, Pascal Brennan, John McNicholl, Patrick Feeney , Peter Wall & Carmel Quinn also featured is the What’s On Guide.

(We thank Hugh O’Brien for this interesting information – S.R.)

Wedding of Julie O’Leary & David Brosnan on 5th August 2011 – Part One

David Brosnan and Julie O'Leary light the symbolic candle at their Wedding in St. Patrick's Church, Millstreet on Friday, 5th August 2011.

With the kind permission of the Happy Couple, Julie & David, we share the first part of a very wonderful Wedding Day.   The professional photographer on the day was Ian Cronin assisted by Trevor while the professional videographers were William & Ita Fitzgerald.   Here we feature our own alternative images of the day for our [read more …] “Wedding of Julie O’Leary & David Brosnan on 5th August 2011 – Part One”

Special Radio Service at Millstreet Show 2011

Miriam & Tadhg at Green Glens in their Radio Studio "Millstreet M.I.C." providing a hugely important service to All at the Show. One can also tune in on 108 fm within a very limited area of the showgrounds and it is also available streamed online (available worldwide) on the Millstreet Show Website (linked to the Millstreet Website).

In the Corkman – 11th Aug 2011

Articles in this week’s Corkman Newspaper of interest to the Millstreet area:

Regional Report 1076 – 9th August 2011



Eily Buckley

Dia is mhuire diobh go leir a Cairde and welcome to news Report 1076 from Millstreet .

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

This is the second week in August and its Showtime in Millstreet . The
five-day Summer Horse show kicks off here on to-morrow  Wednesday the 10th
at the mighty Green Glens Complex. Many new features have been added to the
show-jumping arenas, and the big news is that Noel C has won his long
battle with the Show-jumping Society of Ireland and as a result, they have
suspended the rules which banned members from attending non-affiliated
shows, this  created much furore last year.
[read more …] “Regional Report 1076 – 9th August 2011”

Magnificent Greens Glens Prepares for 2011 Show

Green Glens is looking quite magnificent as it prepares for this year's Show which begins on Wednesday, 10th August 2011

Lots of activity presently at Green Glens as all is made ready for what promises to be a truly superb Show.    Here we share a selection of [read more …] “Magnificent Greens Glens Prepares for 2011 Show”

Death Notice: Breeda Hartnett

The death has occurred on Saturday, August 06, 2011 of Breeda HARTNETT, (née O’Sullivan) of Clonmel Road, Mitchelstown, Cork
Formerly of Banteer and Millstreet. On August 6th 2011, after a long illness, bravely borne, in the presence of her family and in the wonderful care of the matron and staff of the Bons Secours Hospital, Cork. Breeda, beloved wife of Dan, loving sister of Jack and the late Sheila (Breareton) and Catherine (King) and dear step-sister of Mary (O’Leary), and the late Eileen. [read more …] “Death Notice: Breeda Hartnett”

Wedding of Julie & David on Friday, 5th August 2011 – Full Feature Later

The Wonderful Wedding of David Brosnan (Knocknagree/Rathmore) & Julie O'Leary (West End & Adrivale, Millstreet) on Friday, 5th August 2011. Here we see David and Julie cutting their magnificent Wedding Cake at their Reception in Ballygarry House Hotel, Tralee. A full feature on the most memorable day will follow over the next few days. (S.R.)

Minister for Transport, Tourism & Sport, Leo Varadkar, T.D. Visits Millstreet This Morning – 6th August 2011

Minister Leo Varadkar is presented with a portrait of Tubrid by Áine Collins, T.D. as he meets at Millstreet Museum premises a group interested in the promotion of Walking Tourism.

The Minister discussed the O’Sullivan Beara National Walkway with Michael O’Sullivan and others.   He gave a brief interview to LTV2 with further contributions from local people.   He indicated that he is especially interested in [read more …] “Minister for Transport, Tourism & Sport, Leo Varadkar, T.D. Visits Millstreet This Morning – 6th August 2011”

Wonderful Style for Millstreet Community School Debs 2011

Superb elegance and magnificent style were very much in evidence as the Students of Millstreet Community School with their Friends posed for photographs at the Wallis Arms Hotel, Milllstreet on Thursday, 4th August 2011 in advance of their leaving for the Debs Event at Rochestown Park Hotel in Cork.

Acknowledgement: Sr Evelyn Houlihan

HOULIHAN, Sr Evelyn Houlihan (Died April 2, 2011) of Infant Jesus Sisters (Drishane – Cork, San Francisco – USA, Millstreet – Cork, and St. Joseph’s Convent – Cork) and eldest daughter of Michael & Mary Houlihan RIP, Kilmallock, Co. Limerick – Her sisters Maureen and Teresa, brother-in-law Michael, sister-in-law Mary, nieces, nephews, grand-nieces and grand-nephews wish to thank most sincerely all who sympathised and supported us on our recent sad bereavement. [read more …] “Acknowledgement: Sr Evelyn Houlihan”

Munster U21 Hurling Final

GAA BeoAs mentioned previously, Mark Ellis plays at wing-back (#7) for Cork against Limerick in the Munster U21 Hurling Final tonight at 7:30. For those of us that can’t make the game at the Gaelic Grounds in Limerick, it will be live on TV as gaeilge on TG4 from 7:15.
It what has been described as the best game in any sport anywhere in the world this year, Limerick pipped Cork in extra time to win on a final scoreline of Limerick 4-20 Cork 1-27. Mark Ellis was unlucky to be pitted against Limerick’s best forward Jamie Coughlan before he made way at half time. An enthralling game you can see on the TG4 website. (It is is a number of parts)

First half * Second half * Extra time (not available yet)

Very Generous Response to Irish Cancer Society Church Gate Collection

Many thanks for the very generous response to last weekend’s church gate collection outside St. Patrick’s Church, Millstreet on behalf of the Irish Cancer Society.   Grateful thanks also to the many voluntary collectors.   The amount just forwarded to the Society is €1,849.73.

Regional Report 1075 – 2nd August 2011



Eily Buckley

Dia is Mhuire diobh go leir a cairde and welcome to news report 1075 from Millstreet.
Fondest greetings dear listeners and I wish you all the very best on this the nice calm Tuesday morning.

Cork may have lost to Mayo on Sunday but two Millstreet girls kept the flag flying in style. Many congratulations to Alanna Barry, Millstreet, and Marie Murphy, Caherbarnagh who were on the Cork Minor Ladies FootBall team who won the All-Ireland Final, in Birr Co, Offaly, Katie O Dea from Knocknagree was also on the team, They are all members of the Dromtarriffe Club. So well done all round.

[read more …] “Regional Report 1075 – 2nd August 2011”

Millstreet Directory of Community Services – Official Launch Feature

Members of Millstreet Macra present at the recent launch of the new Millstreet Directory of Community Services in Millstreet Community School.

Margaret Crean was the MC while Áine Collins, T.D. officially launched the Directory in the presence of a sincerely interested audience.   Nora O’Connell and Rita Buckley as well as a wonderfully committed team of [read more …] “Millstreet Directory of Community Services – Official Launch Feature”

All Ireland Minor Ladies Final

2011-08-01 Alanna Barry in action for the Cork Minors in the All Ireland Final

Live TV coverage of the TG4 Ladies Gaelic Football Minor Final this afternoon between Dublin and Cork from St. Brendan’s Park, Birr. Alanna Barry has been playing at corner back (#2) in the Cork team so expect to see her on the TV this afternoon.

—–update —–

Congrats to Alanna and the Cork Ladies as they deservedly won 5-15 to 4-11 in a very exciting game that swung one way and then the other.

Read the march report from [the Examiner], [Munster GAA],

If you missed the game, you can see it on the TG4 site, just click the links below:

1st half: http://live.tg4.ie/main.aspx?content=632739432449

2nd half: http://live.tg4.ie/main.aspx?content=632917383169

Death Notice: Joe White

The death has occurred on Thursday, July 28, 2011of Joe WHITE of Tubbar, Ballydaly, Millstreet, Cork. Reposing at Tarrant’s Funeral Home, Millstreet this Friday evening from 6.30pm. Removal at 8pm to Our Lady of Lourdes Church, Ballydaly. Funeral Mass tomorrow, Saturday, at 12 noon. Burial afterwards in St Mary’s Cemetery, Millstreet. Family flowers only. Donations, in lieu, to the Alzheimer’s Society of Ireland.

Nora Crowley 1918-2011

Nora Crowley 1918-2011. It was with great sadness that the family and friends of Nora Crowley (née Murphy) Knockanish, The Spa, learned of her passing on Saturday, July 9. Nora was one of the oldest surviving members of the community of Spa parish.

Born on February 15, 1918 in her beloved Kilcorney, Millstreet she witnessed many dramatic events in her long life. In 1944 she married James and they set up home in The Spa where she lived until September 2009. They were blessed with a family of five boys and one girl.

Nora was a loving wife and caring mother and devoted all her life to her family. While she was a shy and retiring lady, she still touched the lives of many people and in her eyes everyone was special and important…… Read the full article on the Kerryman: