Millstreet Regional Weekly Report – 17th May 2011

Millstreet Regional Report (As Broadcast on c103)

with Seán Radley (deputising for Eily Buckley)

Tuesday,  17th May 2011

Report No. 1064


And a good morning to you, Patricia and welcome, dear Listeners tuned in on c103 and worldwide on the Internet, to Millstreet Regional Report No. 1064.   Today’s report refers to an €8,000.00 figure not just once but twice!  We look forward to forthcoming events including Macra and music related happenings.   And there’s more … much more! [read more …] “Millstreet Regional Weekly Report – 17th May 2011”

Millstreet Parish Capital Fund Draw – Results

Fr. John Fitzgerald, P.P. on behalf of the Millstreet Church Restoration Committee thanks Michael Healy representing Millstreet Vintage Club for having sponsored the prizes of the Millstreet Parish Capital Fund Draw which took place this evening in the Wallis Arms Hotel and which realised in excess of €8,000.00 for the Fund. The results of the Draw may be seen below.

We thank Parish Secretary,  Sharon Lane, for providing us with the names and addresses of the Winners.    These are [read more …] “Millstreet Parish Capital Fund Draw – Results”

Death Notice: Breeda Hall, formerly of Coole

The death has occurred on Wednesday 11th May 2011 of BREDA HALL (née O’ SULLIVAN), Kyle, Drangan, Thurles, Co. Tipperary, and formerly of Coole Cottage, Millstreet. Breda deeply regretted by her loving Son Eamonn, Daughter’s Siobhain, Triona, and Deirdre, Daughter in Law , Grandchildren, Sister’s, Relative’s, Neighbours,and Friends. R.I.PReposing at her Residence from 4 O’ Clock to 7 O’ Clock tomorrow Thursday.Removal from her Residence Friday to the Church Of The Immaculate Conception Drangan For 12 O’ clock mass followed by burial immediately afterwards in St Mary’s Cemetery, Drangan. No Flowers donations if desired to the Irish Cancer Society. [ref]


Breeda was a sister of the late Bishop of Kerry Diarmuid O’Sullivan, Mrs. Mary B Sugrue, a teacher at Presentation Secondary School, Tralee, and Mrs Kathleen O’Hare, Coole, Millstreet.


“It is with deep regret that we record the sad death of Mrs. Breda Hall, Kyle. In her mid eighties, she was choir mistress here for some years. A fully qualified chemist, she was always ready to give advice and help when required. She will be sadly mourned by all. Her remains were removed from her home to the Parish Church in Drangan and following Requiem Mass by Archbishop Dermot Clifford and Rev. Fr. John McGrath P.P., Mullinahone, interment took place in St. Mary’s Cemetery. To her son, daughters, sisters, grandchildren, relatives and friends, our sympathy is extended.” [ref: the Nationalist Magazine]
“Mullinahone has always been lucky with both its doctors and its chemists. Milo Maher was succeeded by O’Sullivans chemists Fethard and Breda Hall of Kyle ran their shop in Mullinahone for many years. When Breda retired in the 1990’s there was trepidation locally that this would see the closure of the village chemists shop.” [ref:]

Regional Report 1063 – 10th May 2011


Eily Buckley


Dia Is Mhuire diobh go leir a Cairde and welcome to news report 1063 from Millstreet. Fondest greetings dear listeners and I wish you all the very best on this showery but very mild Tuesday morning.

The monthly meeting of the Community Council will be held to-night at the Youth Centre, starting at, all members please attend.

And still with the Community Council, their sub-committee are holding regular meetings with the view of extending our Tennis Court and fitting it  an Astro Turf surface.

On Friday night last very pleasant function was held by the Community Council, and friends, at the Wallis Arms Hotel, and was attended by Canon John FitzGerald.  A special scroll was presented to Bro. Vincent Corkery, by chairman Councillor Noel Buckley, in recognition of the prestigious Dato title which was conferred on him by the Sultan of Perak following over 60 years work in that region. In accepting the gift he said among other things, that to be lauded by your own is the sweetest gift of all. In spite of his advancing years Bro. Vincent has already returned to continue his work in Asia .

[read more …] “Regional Report 1063 – 10th May 2011”

Mallow Camera Club Wins All-Ireland

Camera Clubs from all over Ireland took part in the Irish Photographic Federations National Club Finals held recently over two days in the Athlone Institute of Technology, Athlone. It is the biggest competitive event for amateur photographers in Ireland. The overall winning club for 2011 is Mallow Camera Club. Two of the clubs members are from Millstreet - Colman Culhane & Geraldine Dennehy.

Peg Healy’s Wonderful 80th Birthday

Peg Healy celebrated her 80th Birthday at her home in Murphy’s Terrace, Millstreet in the presence of her eleven children (pictured here), thirty grandchildren, sisters, brothers, family, neighbours and friends on Saturday, 7th May 2011.  We all wish the very popular, cheerful and wonderfully friendly Peg a very Happy Birthday.   Lots more pictures to follow later.

Brother Vincent Corkery Honoured in Millstreet

To mark recognition of the recent major award bestowed in Malayasia on Brother Vincent Corkery, a special function and presentation was held at the Wallis Arms Hotel on Friday, 6th May 2011. Brother Vincent is seated second from left with Fr. John Fitzgerald, P.P., Noel Buckley of Millstreet Community Council and Eily Buckley (sister of Brother Vincent). Also included are family members and friends.

Television Reminders

“Crystal Swing” are scheduled to appear on tonight’s “Late Late Show” on RTÉ1 television while on tomorrow (Saturday) night at 9.00 on Sky Channel 4More there is another opportunity to view the excellent Australian documentary entitled “The Secret History of the Eurovision” which contains significant footage of Millstreet re the 1993 Eurovision.

Irish Vintage Scene magazine

The Vintage Day in the Green Glens held last Easter Sunday will be featured in The Irish Vintage Scene magazine this month. In a preview of the article on their website they say:

In only its second year, the Millstreet Vintage Show succeeded in building on the popularity of its inaugural running last year…….. making this a great Easter day out; for more from this event, watch out for the June issue of Irish Vintage Scene, which will be in the shops from the 20th of May.

Inspiring Tidy Towns Association Seeks More Volunteers

Dedicated Millstreet Tidy Towns Association Volunteers on an impressive painting project at Drishane Road on Thursday, 5th May 2011.

Many visitors to Millstreet remark on how well our town and its environs look.    Millstreet Tidy Towns Association must take much of the credit for these uplifting visitor comments when one considers the Trojan work consistently carried out by truly dedicated members.   But they need lots more Volunteers to continue such [read more …] “Inspiring Tidy Towns Association Seeks More Volunteers”

Death Notice: Michael Joseph Lynch

LYNCH, Michael Joseph – Michael was born on July 27, 1930 in Millstreet, County Cork Ireland, lived in Ontario since 1955 and passed away April 28th, 2011 at Ajax-Pickering Hospital to join his beloved ‘sweetheart’ Violet Lynch. He was a proud member of the RAF (Royal Air Force), Masonic Lodge and Country Lane Gold Club, and was a long term employee of the City of Toronto and Province of Ontario as a safety construction inspector. He leaves behind his loving daughters Noreen Barnard (David) and Kelly Lynch; sisters to Mary Astins, Karen Timleck (Gerard), Pat Pipher-Henry deceased 10/8/10 (Cecil), Sheila Gerrior (Jim) and fondly remembered by their children; Jean in Toronto, Jason and Jeromy in Barrie (Sheila); Colleen, Kenny and [read more …] “Death Notice: Michael Joseph Lynch”

Death Notice: Tim O’Connell, Cullen

The death has occurred on Tuesday, May 03, 2011 of Timothy (Tim) O’CONNELL of Glenrath, Cullen, Cork at Millstreet Community Hospital. Reposing at Tarrant’s Funeral Home, Millstreet. Rosary this Thursday evening at 9pm. Removal tomorrow, Friday, at 8.30pm to the Church of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Derrinagree. Requiem Mass on Saturday at 12 noon. Burial afterwards in St Mary’s Cemetery, Millstreet

Excellent “Evening Echo” Coverage this Evening of Monster MAC

"Evening Echo" photographer supreme, Larry Cummins captured some wonderful images of the superb atmosphere of last Saturday's "Monster MAC" at Millstreet Country Park while Reporter Helen Walsh presented an uplifting and splendid account of the exciting event.

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


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


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