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:

Regional report 1074 – 26th July 2011



Eily Buckley

Dia is mhuire diobh go leir a cairde and welcome to news report 1074 from Millstreet.

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

The pleasant weather over the weekend gave people of all ages a welcome chance to enjoy the great out of doors. The annual vintage and old time threshing day in Cullen was an outstanding success. Their varied program ensured that there was something there for everyone.

So well done once again to the wonderful Special Needs Association.

In turn they want to thank all those who supported them and helped in any way with their latest fundraiser. The LTV crew were there to record it for your viewing when programs resume in the fall.

Large crowds strolled in the Country Park, while others took on some of our new loop walks.
[read more …] “Regional report 1074 – 26th July 2011”

Cullen Vintage Rally & Threshing Sunday 2011 – A Wonderful Success!

The members of the very popular "Loose Connection" Band who so splendidly performed at Sunday's wonderfully successful Cullen Annual Vintage and Threshing Event to the delight of the very large attendance. This is one of the main fundraising occasions for the Cullen & District Special Needs Association. We shall arrange a full feature on the mighty event within the next week. The great family event was also recorded by LTV2 Millstreet for transmission in the Autumn. (S.R.)

The Launch of the Splendid Millstreet Directory of Community Services Today

Nora O'Connell presents a copy of the very impressive new Millstreet Directory of Community Services to Áine Collins, T.D., who offically launced the Directory today at Millstreet Community School. Also included are the other members of the Co-ordinating Team - from left: Margaret Crean, Ciarán Casey (Citizens Information), Rita Buckley, Elaine Hooper and Stephen Kelly (H.S.E.). A full feature on the very significant event will appear later. (S.R.)

In the Corkman: 21st July 2011

Articles of interest from this weeks Corkman newspaper:

Carriganima Music Festival – Sunday, 26th June 2011

Brilliant sun shines on the Country & Western Music Event at the Pub in Carriganima on Sunday, 26th June 2011.

As promised, here we feature the second day of the recent very enjoyable Music Festival in Carriganima.   Country & Western D.J., William, with  live music from Peter Lane and Eamonn entertained the ever increasing crowd who [read more …] “Carriganima Music Festival – Sunday, 26th June 2011”

Death Notice: Dorothy Fitzgerald

The death has occurred on Tuesday, July 19, 2011 of Dorothy FITZGERALD, (née Twohig) of Macroom Road, Millstreet, Cork. Late of South Square, Macroom. Removal this Wednesday evening at 8pm from Tarrant’s Funeral Home, Millstreet to St. Patrick’s Church, Millstreet. Requiem Mass tomorrow, Thursday, at 12 noon. Burial afterwards in the Keel Cemetery, Clara Road, Millstreet. Family flowers only. Donations to the Motor Neurone Association.


Dorothy unveiled the milestone on top of Tullig in 1993


Dorothy is bured with her husband Christy (1934-1993) at the old famine Keel graveyard. The graveyard is closed, but Chirsty was the caretaker there for many years, so they were buried there. They may be the last.

2011 Dorothy Fitzgerald grave at the Keel Graveyard, Clara Rd
Dorothy Fitzgerald (1930-2011)
Dorothy's husband - Christy Fitz (1934-1993)
Dorothy’s husband – Christy Fitz (1934-1993)

Regional report 1073 – 19th July 2011



Eily Buckley


Dia is mhuire diobh go leir a cairde and welcome to news report 1073 from Millstreet.

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

Fundraising reached an all-time high here at the weekend when no less than three events were held for the same worthy cause. The late Jerry O Leary fundraising efforts in aid of the Oncology Department of the Cork Universary Hospital opened on Saturday with a coffee morning at the home of his wife Teresa  and her little boy in Rathcoole. Then on Saturday night a monster auction and raffle was held at the Clara Inn with items realising huge prices. This was followed on Sunday afternoon by a monster Vintage run which took off from Drishane Castle. All events only went to show the  high esteem at which trucker, Jerry was  held. A truly outstanding tribute in these recessional times.

I mentioned last week that the Forgotten Maggies would be screened on TG4 tomorrow night,  Wednesday, July 20th  at 9.30 and now I’m reminding you again. Please don’t miss this the Irish Premier of the story of the Laundry Girls and women who suffered so much in silence until their story was told to our own Stephen O Riordan, who Directed and produced the film.It got a standing ovation in New York, and excellent reviews from the Irish Papers as well as the Galway Festival 2009. On TG4 it will be transmitted in English. Starting to-morrow Wednesday night at 9.30.

[read more …] “Regional report 1073 – 19th July 2011”

Pat Kenny Interviews Steven O’Riordan Re Forthcoming Documentary

On this morning’s Pat Kenny RTÉ  Radio 1 Programme (Tues. 19th July 2011 at approx. 11.15) Steven O’Riordan was one of two guests who participated in a very comprehensive and excellent interview with Pat Kenny re tomorrow night’s Documentary on TG4 which has been magnificently produced and directed by Steven, son of Joe and Anne O’Riordan, Woodland Drive, Millstreet.

Listen to the interview titled “Magdalene Laundries” at: http://www.rte.ie/radio1/todaywithpatkenny/#Podcasts [read more …] “Pat Kenny Interviews Steven O’Riordan Re Forthcoming Documentary”

Forgotten Maggies on TG4

The long awaited documentary on the Magdalene Laundries in Ireland (The Forgotten Maggies) is set to get its Irish premier on Wednesday 20th July 2011 TG4 @ 9:30PM. It has taken five years to get the documentary screened and I hope everybody in Millstreet can support the work Steven O’ Riordan and others have done to help these women. It is the only Irish made documentary on the subject matter and fear not, it’s completely in English. So if you are not an Irish speaker you don’t have to worry. The documentary is compelling, shocking, honest and extremely forthright in its testimonies. Let everyone know it’s on and for anyone interested the trailer is below.

In the Corkman 14th July 2011