Regional Report 1083 – 27th September 2011


Eily Buckley

Dia is mhuire diobh go leir a cairde and welcome to news report 1083 from Millstreet.

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

Our one-day Walking Festival which was held here on Saturday was an outstanding success. Blessed with fine weather, large crowds turned up to take part in the various walks. Over 50 people completed the long trek to Ballyvourney. With even more embarking on the shorter ones. Full marks to our Walks Committee who were on hand throughout. The new loop walk on Clara Mountain has proved very popular, and is attracting more and more people every day. All of our walks are signposted and can be enjoyed by anybody any time.   Details can be seen on the signpost at the Car park in the West End of the Town.
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“Hot Country” Programme Schedule for this Week

Tune into Hot Country sponsored by and presented by Pauline Simons this week (Monday 26th Sept.)

and see the following great acts.

Gerry Guthrie, John Hogan, George Strait, The Davitt’s Band, Part 2 of exclusive interview with Brad Paisley, Paddy O’Brien, Brendan Quinn,

Patrick Feeney, Peter Donegan, Robert  & Richard Mizzell, Patsy Fallon, Hugo Duncan.

Sky TV 201, Monday & Sunday 8 – 9pm Tue & Sat 2 – 3 pm     (Our Sincere thanks to Hugh O’Brien of Cork ..and Kilcorney…for this important programme information.)

National Cultural Night 2011 in Cork City

Friday, 23rd Sept. was National Cultural Night where access was given, free of charge, to the people of Ireland to visit some of the nation's treasured buildings. In Cork we got the opportunity to visit the 17th Floor of Cork Co. Hall (the topmost floor) from which we share this night image of Cork City looking eastwards into the City with the Victoria Cross area in the centre of our picture. Lots more images to follow later. (S.R.)

LTV2 Millstreet at National Ploughing Championships in Athy, Co. Kildare

With Seán Murphy on camera we meet with the renowned Paddy O'Brien and his very lovely wife, Ann as LTV2 Millstreet recorded at this year's hugely impressive National Ploughing Championships in Athy. This was the very welcoming scene in the Farmers Journal Country Music Pavilion on Wednesday, 21st Sept. 2011. A full feature on our visit to this amazing event will appear shortly. (S.R.)

Regional Report 1082 – 20th September 2011


Eily Buckley

Dia is mhuire diobh go leir a cairde and welcome to news Report 1082 from Millstreet. Fondest greetings dear listeners and I wish you all the very best on this mild and sunny Tuesday morning.

In an effort to raise more funds our GAA Club are going into the re-cycling business. They are asking you to donate all your clean, unwanted clothing, footwear, belts, handbags, stuffed toys etc. Also old mobile phones, they must be in a separate bag.  Items can be handed in to the GAA Hall on Friday September 30th from 9am to 1pm, and on Saturday October 1st from 11am to 1pm. and 6-8pm. Please give your best support to this new and enterprising idea.

The Tidy Towns announced the winners of the Best Frontage Awards at a function which was held at the Wallis Arms Hotel on Wednesday night. Many congratulations to our Credit Union on winning the Commercial section and to Margaret Smith, Murphys Tce on winning the private section. [read more …] “Regional Report 1082 – 20th September 2011”

All-Ireland Atmosphere in Dublin 2011

Evidence in our Capital City during this past week of an anticipated exciting All-Ireland Final.

While normal life continued as usual in Dublin over the past week Dublin colours and Kerry colours also could be seen in various locations.   We congratulate both Kerry and Dublin on a totally marvellous, exciting and memorable All-Ireland Football Final in Croke Park this afternoon.   To mark Dublin’s remarkable one-point win we share images of [read more …] “All-Ireland Atmosphere in Dublin 2011”

Springer Spaniel, “Sol” , Back at Home to the Delight of Everyone!

Last night we recorded for LTV2 Liam O’Flynn’s quite fascinating story of how their family pet, “Sol”, was miraculously found by a very kind gentleman in Hollyhill, Cork who checked relevant “Lost and Found” websites and having recognised the dog from one of the websites immediately contacted the O’Flynn Family – all this ten days after the dog first went missing.   Numerous efforts had been made through our Millstreet website, other “Lost and Found” websites, local radio stations and through contact with various people.   And the Mary Gaffney prayer “Jesus was lost.   Jesus was found.   Jesus find (whatever you lost).” was said daily (a prayer which had proven to be so powerful in successfully finding what is lost).   We are all so very pleased with the happy outcome.    When LTV2 recommences later in the Autumn we shall feature Liam’s telling of the story.  (S.R.)

In the Corkman 15th Sept 2011

Articles of interest in this weeks Corkman:

… of course there’s lots more in the paper which is not online.

Death Notice: Ross McCarthy, New York

Dear friends in Millstreet, I wanted to share with you the news of my father Ross McCarthy’s passing at age 88 here in New York. His grandfather (Eugene) and grandmother (Mary Moynahan) were born in the Millstreet area. Although he never made it to visit, my brother, husband, son and I have been back and enjoyed your hospitality. All the best, Christine McCarthy McMorris

Below is his Funeral Notice
Ross Edwin McCarthy, 88, passed away in the early morning of Monday, September 12, 2011 in Geneva General Hospital. There will be no prior calling hours. A Memorial Service will be held [read more …] “Death Notice: Ross McCarthy, New York”

Regional Report 1081 – 13th September 2011


Eily Buckley


Dia is mhuire diobh go leir a cairde and welcome to news report 1081 from Millstreet.

Fondest greetings dear listeners and  I wish you all the very best on this cloudy and breezy Tuesday morning.
And yet more rewards for our Tidy Towns committee this week Following the
grand prize of a Bronze Medal last week, they received tops in their
section in the County Council Anti Litter Challenge at a function which was
held at Co. Hall during the week. The winners of the Frontage Awards, both
private and commercial will be made known at a function which will be held
at the Wallis Arms Hotel on tomorrow Wednesday night.

[read more …] “Regional Report 1081 – 13th September 2011”

Macra News

Millstreet Macra Ladies and Mens 7 a side football teams who played for the regional Macra title in Ovens yesterday.

Millstreet Macra held a successful pool tournament in Fleming’s Bar Cullen on Friday last and will be hosting another such competition in the near future.
We are starting up a pitch and putt league in Millstreet from this Saturday at 3pm. Entrants can choose to compete in the one off competition on the day for €5 or both that and the ongoing league which is intended to run every fortnight (as long as the weather allows) for €6.
The Millstreet Macra men’s 7 a side football team retained their regional title for the second year in a row yesterday in a hotly contested final in Éire Óg versus the Terelton men’s team. Congratulations to them and best of luck in the National Finals next month. Hard luck to our ladies team who lost out in their Semi-Final.
We are also competing in the regional round of the [read more …] “Macra News”

Happy Birthday, Donna!

A truly wonderful family birthday party was held at the "Clara Inn", Millstreet on Saturday night, 10th September 2011 celebrating the 40th Birthday of Donna Silgram of Manchester, daughter of Kathleen (nee Cleary) and grand-daughter of the late Matt & Eileen Cleary of Murphy's Terrace, Millstreet. A full feature on the most enjoyable occasion will appear later. From left: Donna, Kathleen and Donna's son, Ben. Donna and her Family are loyal followers of our Millstreet website. Sincere congrats., Donna from All on (S.R.)

Tidy Towns Association Presented with Litter Challenge Award in Cork

Members of Millstreet Tidy Towns Association receiving their presigious Litter Challenge Award 2011 in County Hall, Cork on Thursday, 8th Sept. 2011. From left: Pauline Lyons, Patsy Corcoran, Noreen Dennehy, Pat Randles, Official Presenter, Colman Culhane with Rebecca Enright & James Kelleher of Millstreet Macra na Feirme. We thank Noreen Dennehy for providing us with the picture.

Together with many representatives from various Co. Cork communities, Millstreet Tidy Towns Association were thrilled to be among the winners in their category in the Litter Challenge Competition 2011.   Here we share images from [read more …] “Tidy Towns Association Presented with Litter Challenge Award in Cork”

Fifty-four New Junior Infants Begin Primary Education at Presentation N.S., Millstreet – Pictured Today for “The Corkman” Newspaper

The fifty-four new Junior Infants who have just begun school at Presentation N.S., Millstreet. Also included (from left) Joan O'Mahony, Principal and Teachers Anita Sherlock and Nora Murphy. The school's population has grown an amazing 57% over the past five years. Sheila Fitzgerald of "The Corkman" recorded some wonderful pictures today which will feature in that newspaper shortly. This year's intake of pupils is among the highest ever recorded over many decades. (S.R.)

Regional Report 1080 – 6th September 2011


Eily Buckley

Dia is mhuire diobh go leir a Cairde and welcome to news report 1080 from Millstreet.

Fondest greetings dear listeners and I wish you all the very best on this the calm Tuesday morning following a very windy night.

The Good News on this rather dull Tuesday morning is that Millstreet won a Bronze medal in D category of the National Tidy Towns Competition.  And moved up a further four points to reach 291. Our Town was described as being vibrant and an exciting place to visit. Referring to our newly developed walks they said that few towns have used their natural resources to such good advantage as we have.
[read more …] “Regional Report 1080 – 6th September 2011”

Death Notice: Nora Dinan, Rathcoole

The death has occurred on Monday, September 05, 2011 of Nora DINAN of Rathcoole, Cork. At Millstreet Community Hospital, in the loving care of the matron and staff, Dr Feeley and Dr Casey. Nora, Bolomore, dear sister of Christy. Deeply regretted by her loving brother, nieces Breda, Nancy and Margaret, nephews Dan and Patsy, relatives, kind neighbours, homecarers and friends. Reposing at McCarthy’s Funeral Home, Banteer. Removal this Tuesday evening at 7pm to St Fursey’s Church, Banteer. Requiem Mass tomorrow, Wednesday, at 12 noon. Burial afterwards in St Fursey’s Cemetery. May She Rest in Peace

Millstreet Tidy Towns Association Celebrates Success & Acknowledges Help

Noreen Dennehy, as one of the principal co-ordinators in Millstreet Tidy Towns Association, is presented with a beautiful bouquet of flowers at the Wallis Arms Hotel tonight (5th Sept.) on the occasion of a celebratory function when members of the dedicated Association marked the fact they wished to acknowledge the help accorded on the many Thursday night clean-up projects. And purely coincidentally, Millstreet was awarded not only a national bronze medal in category D but also a number of financial awards announced earlier today in Dublin at the National Tidy Towns Awards 2011 ceremony. Noreen in her address very especially expressed sincere thanks to Millstreet Macra na Feirme for their much appreciated help over the past number of months. With a hugely impressive mark of 291 Millstreet is only 19 marks behind Ireland's 2011 Tidiest Town, Killarney. Congratulations to both Killarney and Millstreet. Tonight's get together involved a group who assembled and worked together every Thursday night for the clean-up project over the past season. The overall Millstreet Tidy Towns Association will celebrate today's national award at a later point. (S.R.)

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.
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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.)