Regional Report 1039 – 16th November 2010


Eily Buckley

Dia is mhuire diobh go leir a cairde and welcome to news report 1039 from Millstreet. Fondest greetings dear listeners and I wish you all the very best on this cold and very seasonal Tuesday morning.

Our vibrant Town Development Group held a very successful Bazaar at the Community Hall on Sunday afternoon. It was a first for them and it showed great co-operation and strength in the manner in which they all put their shoulders to the wheel for the common good.

The Bazaar was the Groups way to kick-start their special shopping week which will run until next Monday  November 22nd. Our shops and Stores are offering big reductions right across the board.  So don’t miss this opportunity to pick up a bargain.

In December they will have a repeat of last years Christmas Market. But indoors in the Community GAA Hall instead of on the streets. It will run on the weekend of  December  3rd-5th. They also have new plans for our Christmas Lighting of the Town.

In the New Year le conamh De, they will hold a special Welcome Home Festival, also a Walking weekend, now that they have developed some new Loop walks in the area, thus opening up the best of our spectacular scenery.

[read more …] “Regional Report 1039 – 16th November 2010”

Des O Grady selected to stand for Sinn Féin

At a well attended convention last Sunday in Millstreet, Ballincollig based Des O Grady was selected as the Sinn Féin candidate to contest the next general election in Cork NW.

Afterwards, he told the convention: “I am proud and honoured to be chosen to represent Sinn Féin in the next general election. The majority of this constituency was represented by Terence MacSwiney in the first Dáil established in 1918. I hope we can summon up some of the courage and principle that animated his generation as we struggle to overcome our difficulties today. The country faces a deep economic crisis, made worse by the [read more …] “Des O Grady selected to stand for Sinn Féin”

Garda Speed Cameras

Map of the new speed cameras around Millstreet

The Garda website has a page showing of all the areas  being targeted by the new mobile speed cameras which go into effect from tonight. Unfortunately, it has been down due to the demand to see where the speed cameras will be located.

It appears that there will be none in the vicinity of Millstreet, but if you are travelling further afield, you’d be advised to slow down and drive with due care becuase they will be covering the Macroom to Cork, Rathmore to Killarney, and Banteer to Mallow roads

Of course the Garda will still have their speed traps as normal wherever they choose, so don’t be fooled into thinking that the above areas are the only places being checked …. but then again you won’t need to look at the above map if you normally stay within the rules of the road! Of course anything that will make our roads safer will be welcomed. Full story and Map from

Death Notice: John E. Doody Sr.

John (Jack) Edward Doody, Sr., 92, of Gainesville, passed away November 9, 2010 at his home surrounded by his family. Mr. Doody was born to John Doody and Margaret Driscoll Doody in Corinth, NY and moved to Gainesville in 1970 from Great Barrington, MA. He was a member of St. Patrick Catholic Church and was a 4th Degree Knights of Columbus.

He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Anita, children John E. Doody, Jr., Susan Chase, Patricia Emprimo, Christopher Doody, Gerard Doody, Andrea Walker, Annette Doody, Timothy Doody, Matthew Doody, 17 grandchildren, and 14 great grandchildren. [read more …] “Death Notice: John E. Doody Sr.”

Regional Report 1038 – 9th November 2010


Eily Buckley

Dia is Mhuire diobh go leir a Cairde and welcome to News Report 1038 from Millstreet.

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

On behalf of our Community I want to congratulate Billy & Ellen Sheehan of the Wallis Arms Hotel on the birth of their twins, a boy and a girl, at the weekend. May God bless them all .

Once again the three-day, Self-Build Show  drew great crowds to the Green Glens over the weekend. People came from far and near to exhibit and to see.

There’s a strong possibility that the great machinery Show will make its annual visit in January, but before that on December 3rd we will have a Gala Concert at Drishane Castle. Proceeds in aid of Children’s Charities.

Many congratulations to our brilliant Tidy Towns Committee on getting no less than two awards for their great work over the Summer months. At a function which was held in Killarney recently they received a cert and a cheque for €800, for coming second in the North Cork Region of the National Tidy Towns Competition. And at a further function which was held in Ballincollig they were awarded the Muintir na Tire, Pride of Community prize for their great work on the Wildlife area, Drishane Rd. Please continue to help and support them .

[read more …] “Regional Report 1038 – 9th November 2010”

Concertino Features on Excellent Television Documentary

Undoubtedly, you will recognise the wonderful Concertino who brought such superb colour, joy, humour and happiness to Millstreet during the very memorable European Juggling Convention 2006 (EJC2006) during that Summer of magnificent weather. Now, European television has made a truly excellent half-hour documentary on this most inspiring gentleman whose attitude to life he expressed on the card he is holding in his hand at Green Glens in 2006 – “Follow your heart and live your dreams!” .    You can now, for the next 25 days (only), view this most uplifting documentary and hear again that wonderfully happy laugh on – Happy viewing!   (Seán)

Another Hugely Successful Self Build Show at Green Glens

Superb planning and hard work again proved fruitful when enormous crowds attended the three-day Self Build Exhibition at Green Glens.   Clive Corry, his son Brian and their very dedicated Team are to be congratulated for the great success of this year’s event regarded as being one of the very best of its kind in Ireland.   And what a perfect setting Green Glens is for [read more …] “Another Hugely Successful Self Build Show at Green Glens”

Fancy Dress Event 2010 – Selection Five

And so we have reached our final selection of pics. from a truly brilliant night of colour, energy, fun and creativity at the annual Fancy Dress Event held in the Wallis Arms Hotel, Millstreet.   And it’s totally uplifting to realise that many praiseworthy causes will benefit from the occasion.    Sincere congrats. to all the dedicated organisers and our heartfelt thanks for being so very loyal to our website team in the manner by which you have logged into the various photo selections in your several hundreds.   Until next year’s event – continued happy viewing on .  (Seán on behalf of the website team) [read more …] “Fancy Dress Event 2010 – Selection Five”

Death Notice: Nora (Nannie) O’DONOGHUE, Tanyard

The death has occurred on Thursday, November 04, 2010 of Nora (Nannie) O’DONOGHUE, (née Buckley) of Tanyard, Millstreet, Cork
Reposing at the home of her son Dan, Lackabawn, Millstreet. Rosary this Friday evening at 9pm. Removal tomorrow, Saturday, afternoon at 4.30pm to St Patrick’s Church, Millstreet. Requiem Mass on Sunday at 11.30am. Funeral afterwards to St Mary’s Cemetery.

Fancy Dress Event 2010 – Selection Four

Seán Radley gets an exclusive interview with 20 of the Chilean Miners who were all in good spirits

We are delighted that you are enjoying recalling the truly superb night at the Wallis Arms.   Tonight we feature pics. 175 to 220.   Thank you for  logging in and for your kind comments.   In fact, hundreds are visiting the various selections we’ve uploaded.  Tomorrow night marks our final selection…but tonight we get to meet all the  “Miners”.   I really felt at home being an invited “Miner Guest”   –  I once lived in Minor Row!! (Seán)

[read more …] “Fancy Dress Event 2010 – Selection Four”

Fancy Dress Event 2010 – Selection Three

An "Abbey Road" moment

Welcome back!   We have now reached images 100 to 174 in this, our third selection.   And, yes, we get to meet some of the “Miners from Chile (or Chilay!)”.    Most of our pictures were taken outside the Wallis Arms Hotel or within while some more were taken outside “The Clara Inn” in Church Street.   More pics tomorrow night.  Special thanks to Michael for placing the pics in the most aesthetically appealing order … and also for his very witty and humorous captions!   Happy viewing!  (Seán)  [read more …] “Fancy Dress Event 2010 – Selection Three”

Regional Report 1037 – 2nd November 2010


Eily Buckley

Dia is mhuire diobh go leir a cairde and welcome to news Report 1037 from Millstreet.

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

Our town was a blaze of colour and spooks on Friday night last for the Halloween  Fancy Dress Ball which was held at the Wallis Arms Hotel. It only gets better every yea. It’s as though people welcome the chance to dress in the most outrageous outfits just this once, every year. Costumes went from the sublime to the ridiculous and all for good causes. Organised by the Aubane social club the proceeds will be divided among the local Community Hospital, the Aubane Social Club and the Christmas Lighting of the Town. So well one to the organisers and to all who gave it their support.

[read more …] “Regional Report 1037 – 2nd November 2010”

Death Notice: Noel Healy, Curracahill

The death has occurred on Monday, November 01, 2010 of Noel HEALY, late of 4 Canon O’Donavan Centre Millstreet, Curracahill, Millstreet, and Cork, who passed away peacefully at Mary Mount Hospice. Removal this Tuesday evening at 8pm from Tarrant’s Funeral Home, Millstreet to St Patrick’s Church, Millstreet. Requiem Mass tomorrow, Wednesday, at 12 noon, followed by burial in the adjoining cemetery.

Fancy Dress Event 2010 – Selection One

Sincere apologies on my delay in uploading lots and lots of pictures taken at the wonderfully successful Fancy Dress Event in the Wallis Arms on Friday, 29th October 2010.  Well, we now begin with Selection One recording the beginning of the night.     A further selection will appear nightly over the next while.   It’s our attempt to give our many website visitors an opportunity to experience the amazing atmosphere of  this truly superb annual event.     Enormous credit must be accorded to the many dedicated organisers.     (Seán Radley for ) [read more …] “Fancy Dress Event 2010 – Selection One”

Gougane Barra in Autumn

Clement Carrolls photo of St. Finbarr’s Oratory, Gougane Barra (above), came in as runner up in the RTE Weather photo competition (again!). The photo will be shown on all weather forecasts on RTE ONE and RTE TWO tomorrow November 2nd.
He was also runner up last winter with his photo of Ross Castle. Clement says that he won’t be able to enter again as I have since taken the leap to enter photography full time. His website is Carroll Photography.

Jerry Keating

News this morning that Jerry Keating who was chairman of the Duhallow Board for many many years has passed away. Above is a photo of him presenting Donal Cashman with the Duhallow U21 Hurling Championship cup, after Millstreet defeated his own Banteer in the Final (after scoring 5 goals in extra time in the replay). Also in the photo are Donagh McCarthy, Conor Corcoran, Thomas O’Leary and Eamonn Cremin. [read more …] “Jerry Keating”

LTV2 Millstreet Back On Air

LTV2 Millstreet, our community-based, non-commercial local television channel is scheduled to be back on air tonight with a broadcast at 10.00 p.m..   The transmission tonight features a repeat of a programme from our archives and a further repeat of another archival programme will be broadcast at 10.00 p.m. on Thurday, 4th November.   Our first new programme of the season will be transmitted on Thursday, 11th November at 10.00 p.m..   It is hoped that, in time, we may be in a position to feature our weekly transmissions on the internet giving an opportunity to all our loyal website followers to experience LTV2 Millstreet on a regular basis.    (Seán Radley for and LTV2 Millstreet)

Death Notice: Connie (Sam) O’Keeffe, Killetragh

The death has occurred on Tuesday, October 26, 2010 of Connie (Sam) O’KEEFFE of Killetragh, Dromagh, Millstreet, Cork. Removal this Wednesday evening at 8pm from Tarrant’s Funeral Home, Millstreet to St John’s Church, Dromagh. Requiem Mass tomorrow, Thursday, at 12 noon, followed by burial in Old Dromtarriffe Cemetery.

Regional Report 1036 – 26th October 2010


Eil Buckley

Dia is mhuire diobh go leir a cairde and welcome to news report 1036 from Millstreet.

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

Another highly successful horsey weekend has come to an end here in Millstreet. The 24th Pony Owners Show which is run here every year for charity,  was said to be the biggest to date, with patrons coming from North and South of the Border to compete. Over 3,000 entries were on the books and competitons went on from early morning till late evening since Thursday. And the finals on Sunday night didn’t end till 3am on Monday  morning.

The head man Keith Griffin was over-joyed by the support, which included getting the venue free of charge from the Duggan Family, and many deserving causes throughout the country will benefit from the proceeds . Well done all round.

[read more …] “Regional Report 1036 – 26th October 2010”

Cuts to Night-time Ambulance Services?

The HSE has moved to cut night- time cover at almost half of its ambulance bases in the south west region are to be thrashed out at the Labour Relations Commission (LRC) after unions vehemently objected to the proposals. Last June, the HSE put forward several proposals aimed at rotating closures of ambulance stations in order to cut on-call payments to ambulance crews. SIPTU believes the HSE is softening its approach in the face of LRC meetings and that a brokered agreement will significantly dilute the initial proposals.

Under the proposals, only two of the three ambulance stations serving Youghal, Midleton and Fermoy would remain open any weekday night. Each one, it emerged, would have to close on a rotating basis.
It also proposed that only two of the stations serving Mallow, Kanturk, Millstreet and Macroom areas would remain operational, while Caherciveen and Kenmare would rotate cover on the two Kerry peninsulas. Listowel and Dingle ambulance stations would alternate to cover each other’s areas.

Read the full article on the Examiner

Parade of Retiring Riders at Green Glens Equestrian Event

The Sunday Parade as well as the Prize Giving at the annual Owners Pony & Young Riders Charity Show is always so very colourful and is hugely popular with the audience.    As I walked down to be in time at Green Glens I noted a “deer” in the grounds of Millstreet Community School!   Not a real live deer but rather a superb sculpture apparently recently been placed on the grass setting at the entrance of the school.   Arriving at Green Glens I was just in time to [read more …] “Parade of Retiring Riders at Green Glens Equestrian Event”

A Good Hat Day!

Pictured at the 25th Anniversary of Millstreet / Pommerit-le-Vicomte Twinning Association on 18th September 2010 at Liscahane where a tree was planted and a plaque unveiled - wearing distinctive hats on the occasion (on left) Bernard, an Artist from Pommerit-le-Vicomte and Brendan Murphy of LTV2 Millstreet (Seán)

Death Notice: Ita Lynch (formerly of Dooneen)

The death has occurred on Wednesday, October 20, 2010 of Ita Lynch, (née Cronin) of Claragh, Cloughleigh Road, Ennis, Clare, and formerly of Dooneen, Millstreet.
Reposing at her home at Cloughleigh Road this Thursday evening from 6pm to 8pm. Remains arriving at Ennis Cathedral tomorrow, Friday, for Funeral Mass at 11am. Burial afterwards in Drumcliffe Cemetery. Family flowers only, please. Donations, if desired, to The Daffodil Day, Ennis Branch.

Julie Thomas from New Zealand Tracing Millstreet Roots & Denis’s Successful Research

Julie Thomas from Wellington, New Zealand has been in Millstreet for the past few days completing research for her book "Seven-eighths Irish". Julie is a great, great, great Grand-daughter of Andrew Dennehy of Millstreet. (Seán)

It’s quite amazing how we’ve have had two people from New Zealand tracing Millstreet roots over the past few days – Fr. Bernard Dennehy on Tuesday and now Julie on Thursday.   Incidentally, our very good Friend,  Denis Murphy of Cahirdowney, Millstreet,  successfully carried out research as to

[read more …] “Julie Thomas from New Zealand Tracing Millstreet Roots & Denis’s Successful Research”

Fr. Bernard Dennehy of New Zealand Visits Millstreet

Denis Murphy of Cahirdowney, Millstreet accords a royal welcome to Fr. Bernard Dennehy from New Zealand whose grandfather, Michael, came from Cahirdowney and emigrated to New Zealand c. 1880. Fr. Bernard visited Millstreet for the very first time today and met many local people who made him feel so very much at home. He attended Fr. J. Fitzgerald's 10.00 a.m. Mass on Tuesday, 19th Oct. 2010 and we arranged to give him a tour of the area. We ended the day at Tullig House where he was so thrilled to meet Mary Cashman with sons Donal and Michael. Fr. Bernard had known the late Fr. Michael Cashman of Tullig House who devoted his priestly life to the people of New Zealand. (Seán)

Read more information on Fr. Bernard’s Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Parish, located in Glen Eden, Aukland, New Zealand.

Regional Report 1035 – 19th October 2010


Eily Buckley

Dia is mhuire diobh go leir a cairde and welcome to news report 1035 from Millstreet.

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

Many congratulations to the lovely Angela McAuliffe, Mount Leader, on winning the €1,000 cash-call on C103 last week.

And every good wish to the lovely Áine Collins who has thrown her hat into the ring for Fine Gael in the next General Election. She can be assured of our every support.

The National Dairy Show was a great success at the Green Glens Arena on Saturday, and much thanks for its success goes as usual to our own local organisers. They leave no stone unturned every year to pave the way for the elite of the bovine world to come and show off their valuable stock and everything that goes with them. There was Flower arranging and Cookery demos for the ladies, so a great time was had by all. Well done all round.

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National Dairy Show Success

Reporting for LTV2 from the very successful National Dairy Show at Green Glens on Saturday, 16th October 2010 with the award-winning Barrett Family from Cork City whose cows won both the Best Holstein cow and best Jersey cow and earned high praise from American Judge Charlie Will at this year's Show. LTV2's Seán Murphy filmed the prestigious event while LTV2's Jerry O'Riordan took the still photograph. (Seán)

[read more …] “National Dairy Show Success”

Peter O’Regan Delights Millstreet Gramophone Circle With His Selection

Peter O'Regan of Lissarda, Macroom featured true musical gems in his superb presentation at the Millstreet Gramophone Circle's meeting held in the Canon O'Donovan Centre, Clara Road on Friday, 15th Oct. 2010. Peter's first cousin was the late Denis O'Regan and his granduncle was the late Andrew O'Regan both of whom have been associated with the renowned O'Regan's Mills of Millstreet. Pictured from left: Eileen Hackett, Gretta O'Regan, Peter O'Regan and Mary McSweeney (all from the general Macroom/Muskerry area). Donal Cowman was the splendid musical technician while Maurice Linehan delivered a very fine vote of appreciation and thanks to Peter. (Seán)