“Where the Road Takes Me” This Sunday at 7pm on C103

We thank Presenter, John Greene, for advance information on this Sunday evening’s programme.  (S.R.)

Favoured by walkers and surfers, but unsafe for bathers, the Long Strand near the village of Rathbarry has a reputation of being an outdoor enthuasist’s Heaven. 

On this week’s edition of Where the road takes me, John Greene, accompanied by senior ecologist Kevin Corcoran, discovers that the reputation is well deserved.  Cliffs, sand dunes, marine life, a coastline caressed by the pristine waters of the Atlantic Ocean, and a caring local community all contribute to make the Long Strand a breath-taking place of beauty.

And why does the neighbouring light from the Galley Head Lighthouse shine inland as well? [read more …] ““Where the Road Takes Me” This Sunday at 7pm on C103″

Wonderful Reaction to Vintage Interviews on “Radio Treasures”

Sincere thanks for the wonderfully positive reaction to our 10pm Interviews last night on “Radio Treasures” on Cork Music Station where the focus was on the recent fundraising event by Millstreet Vintage Club in aid of Cork Simon Community.   Here we share some seven more images from the very impressive occasion.  Click on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.)

Dan, Pat and Declan were all interviewed on the programme.
Members of Millstreet Vintage Club pictured with Interviewees Supreme from Castlemartyr Vintage ClubJason, Eric, Martina and Pat.

[read more …] “Wonderful Reaction to Vintage Interviews on “Radio Treasures””

“Radio Treasures” Tonight from 9:30 to 11:00 Features Millstreet Vintage Club

Our 10pm interview tonight on Cork Music Station will focus on Millstreet Vintage Club’s most recent very successful Event in aid of Cork Simon Community – we chat with Chairman of MVC Donie Lucey, Secretary of MVC Dan O’Riordan as well as Pat Bucke and we meet with enthusiast Declan Ryan whose suggestion of Cork Simon Community being chosen as the Group for which the uplifting fundraising was held.  And we interview Jason, Eric and Martina from the superb Castlemartyr Vintage Club.   Also in tonight’s “Radio Treasures” we include musings, music and songs galore.  And we chat about the many items illustrated below.   Click on the images to enlarge.  Feel most welcome to make contact by logging into our “Seán Radley” Facebook chat page or by texting 086 825 0074.  One may also email us on millstreetmuseum @eircom.net – Happy Listening! [read more …] ““Radio Treasures” Tonight from 9:30 to 11:00 Features Millstreet Vintage Club”

Eily’s Report 29th January

Dia is Mhuire díobh go léir a chairde, and welcome to my report.

The month of January is ending in a flurry of group socials, A.G.M.’s and fundraisers for good causes and it looks like the month of February is about to start  on the same theme. The A.G.M. of our Community Council will be held at the Wallis Arms Hotel on Tuesday February 12th, starting at 8pm sharp.  New members welcome.

Last Tuesday nights meeting  of the Community Council was attended by representatives from the Men’s Shed and the Active Retired Group who are in the process of installing a Bowls Rick in the town. To start them off  the Council presented them with a cheque for  €1,500.  It will be a first for Millstreet and the organisers are inviting opinions and advise from the public to help them on their way.  Contact Bertie at 087 6793841. Or Kit at 087 2989450

The annual Church Gate Collection in aid of The Day Care Centre will be held this weekend February 2/3 rd. Please support it well. And be reminded of all the great services that the Centre has to offer every day. Meals in or delivered, nursing care, physiotherapy, entertainment, to name just a few. Please give them a call at 029 70926 for full details of their wonderful services.  [read more …] “Eily’s Report 29th January”

Death Notice: Kitty Desmond, Crinaloo

The death has occurred of Kathleen (Kitty) Desmond, Crinaloo, Rathcoole, Cork. Passed away peacefully on Monday 28th January 2019 in Mallow General Hospital. Predeceased by her son Dan, sister Nancy and nephew Martin. Deeply regretted by her sister Tessie, brother Paddy, nieces Catherine and Kathy, nephew Jerry, good friend Honor, neighbours and large circle of friends.
Lying in Repose in Tarrant’s Funeral Home, Millstreet on Tuesday from 6pm to 8pm followed by removal to St. Nicholas’ Church, Kilcorney. Requiem Mass on Wednesday at 12 noon and burial afterwards in the adjoining cemetery. [RIP]

Catherine O’Mahony (née Cronin), Ballincollig & Millstreet

O’ Mahony (Cranford Pines, Ballincollig and formerly Millstreet, Co. Cork). On January 26th 2019, peacefully in the presence of her loving family at Cork University Hospital; Catherine (née Cronin), beloved wife of the late Justin and sister of the late John, Eily, Sheila, Timmy and Nora. Deeply mourned and sadly missed by her adoring daughter and best friend Mary, sisters Mary and Joan, nephews, nieces, grand-nephews, grand-nieces especially Orla, Aoife and Emer, brothers-in-law, cousins, relatives and friends.
Reposing at O’ Connor Bros. Funeral Home, North Gate Bridge. Rosary on Sunday at 5.00pm. Removal on Monday at 5.00pm to Ss. Peter and Paul’s Church. Requiem Mass on Tuesday at 12.30pm. Funeral afterwards to St. James’ Cemetery, Chetwynd. Mary would like to thank all the fantastic staff at Ward 1B, Cork University Hospital. “Glamorous lady, wonderful mother” [RIP] [O’Connor Funeral Homes Cork]

Superb Welcome for TR Dallas at The Pub in Carriganima

Seán Murphy wishes to express sincere thanks to the very many people who attended Friday night’s truly wonderful occasion of splendid songs and music by the ever popular TR Dallas at The Pub in Carriganima.  Here we share the first two of some 14 images (12 more in a later post) capturing the very cheerful and uplifting atmosphere in the very welcoming venue.   Accompanying TR on keyboard and providing further songs was Joe King from Co. Wexford (first from left).   Click on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.)

TR pictured with members of the Twomey Family & Friends.

A.G.M. of Millstreet Town Park Committee on Fri. 25th Jan. 2019

Pictured at Friday night’s A.G.M. of Millstreet Town Park which took place at Millstreet Day Care Centre. The people of Millstreet and beyond are indeed very grateful to this wonderfully dedicated Committee for coordinating the excellent management of our Town Park where such magnificent amenities are provided enhancing the daily lives of our community. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)

John Spillane on “Where the Road Takes Me” at 7pm on C103 This Sunday

We thank Presenter, John Greene, for advance information re this evening’s programme (Sunday, 26th Jan. 2019) – S.R.

A lively imagination that is deeply immersed in Cork City and County has helped him write over 200 songs.  

He describes himself as a musician, songwriter, recording artist, story-teller, poet and dreamer.  That’s a lot of character descriptions to have on your CV, but when it’s John Spillane you’re talking about, it’s not very surprising.  

On this week’s edition of ‘Where the road takes me’,  John Greene sits down with the Cork balladeer to hear his story and his songs. 

After his father died in 1962, his mother was left to rear five young boys. However, the West Cork relatives stepped in to help, and during his many visits to Colomane, music became very much a part of his rearing.  The rest, as they say, is history.  [read more …] “John Spillane on “Where the Road Takes Me” at 7pm on C103 This Sunday”

MCS Presentation to Soccer Player Supreme Ciarán O’Sullivan of Cullen

Millstreet Community Student Third Year student, Ciarán O’Sullivan from Mologhroe, Cullen has been called up to the Republic of Ireland Under-15 Squad.  They travel to Spain next week for three matches against Spain, the Netherlands and Hungary.  Ciarán, who plays with Mallow United, is the sole Cork, and indeed Munster, representative to have been selected for this prestigious tournament and he is expected to earn his first cap for Ireland during the week.  On Friday morning (25th Jan. 2019) School Principal Pól Ó Síodhcháin in the presence of the Student Assembly and Staff presented Ciarán with a special certificate on behalf of the school.  He had his Ireland jersey with him and some of the School’s own soccer team kitted out for the occasion.   Ciarán’s mother, Marie, was also present for the uplifting occasion.  We extend sincere congratulations to the wonderfully talented Ciarán on such a magnificent sporting achievement.   We thank Principal Pól for alerting us to the presentation and for providing the background information.   Here we share a selection of some twelve images from the special event.   Even a splendid rainbow appeared over the School following the occasion!  Click on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.) [read more …] “MCS Presentation to Soccer Player Supreme Ciarán O’Sullivan of Cullen”

Breeda O’Leary’s Superb Appearance on RTÉ’s “Today with Maura & Dáithí” This Friday Afternoon

Sincere congratulations to Breeda O’Leary of West End, Millstreet who appeared in a superb feature on this Friday’s “Today with Maura & Dáithí” on RTÉ1 television.   Accompanied by daughter, Julie and grand-daughter Neila (who also appeared on the excellent programme) Breeda was interviewed by Dáithí and came across as a true natural on television.  Breeda recalled in a moving interview how she first met her late husband Neily and we saw some splendid family photographs during the chat. Then the magnificent makeover was coordinated by a highly professional Team revealing the outstanding success at the end of the Show.   We thank Breeda for the two images below which were recorded after the Show.  The programme may be viewed on the RTÉ Player (Breeda appears at the very start and the very end of the programme).  Click on the images below to enlarge.  (S.R.) [RTÉ Player] [read more …] “Breeda O’Leary’s Superb Appearance on RTÉ’s “Today with Maura & Dáithí” This Friday Afternoon”

T.R. Dallas Interview on William’s CMS Show Tonight at 10pm

Seán Murphy of The Pub in Carriganima pictured with special guest the renowned T.R. Dallas who performed a magnificent presentation at The Pub on Friday, 20th Dec. 2013 before a capacity attendance.  T.R. Dallas will be returning to the Pub in Carriganima this Friday night (25th January 2019). Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)
At 10pm tonight (Thurs. 24th Jan. 2019) William Fitzgerald will interview T.R. Dallas during his weekly Cork Music Station Show – in advance of the appearance of T.R. at the Pub in Carriganima on this Friday night.  To listen to the live interview please log into www.corkmusicstation.com

Presentation to Newly Formed Millstreet Bowling Club

Bertie Buckley (on right) on behalf of the recently established Millstreet (Indoor) Bowling Club accepts a €1,500.00 cheque from Chairman of Millstreet Community Council, Noel Buckley – last night (22nd Jan. 2019) at the Wallis Arms Hotel. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)

[read more …] “Presentation to Newly Formed Millstreet Bowling Club”

New Opening Hours at Millstreet Museum

We wish to express sincere thanks to Myra Sheehan who for the past three years has so magnificently achieved so much in her dedicated work in Millstreet Museum & Tourist Information Centre.   In particular Myra’s superb scanning of thousands of photographs permitting us to share worldwide on a digital format an amazing pictorial database of Millstreet’s history – this is of such immense importance and we are so very grateful to Myra for her inspiring approach to such work.   Myra has also been the wonderfully cheerful Assistant Curator who has greeted so many from all parts of the world and splendidly projected an excellent uplifting image of Millstreet in such a heartfelt and sincere manner.  Míle buíochas, Myra and we wish you every blessing and success in the future.   And Myra has helped to guide our new Assistant Curator – Mary Shine -into her new role.   We extend a Royal Welcome to Mary and feel so fortunate that people of your wonderfully high calibre are part of our Team.   Special thanks to Supervisor, Denis Hickey also for his ever helpful assistance.   

Opening Hours of Millstreet Museum:   9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday.   Also at other times by appointment with Curator.

Myra is pictured third from left at one of our Museum Church Gate Collections.
A scene from the past before Millstreet Museum was re-established following refurbishment some years ago – the then Minister Leo Varadkar (present Taoiseach) is presented with a portrait of Tubrid by then T.D. Áine Collins as he meets at Millstreet Museum in Carnegie Hall premises a group interested in the promotion of Walking Tourism.
Carnegie Hall – Home of Millstreet Museum

[read more …] “New Opening Hours at Millstreet Museum”

“Radio Treasures” Tonight from 9:30 to 11:00 Features Updates Galore

Our 10pm interview tonight on Cork Music Station will whet the appetite for next week’s full feature on Millstreet Vintage Club’s most successful Event in aid of Cork Simon Community – we chat with Chairman of MVC Donie Lucey.   And also in tonight’s “Radio Treasures” we include musings, music and songs galore.  We thank Eily Buckley for her much appreciated mention in her Regional Report of our weekly programme.  And we chat about the many items illustrated below.   Click on the images to enlarge.  Feel most welcome to make contact by logging into our “Seán Radley” Facebook chat page or by texting 086 825 0074.  One may also email us on millstreetmuseum @eircom.net – Happy Listening!

Hugely successful MIllstreet Vintage Club Event for Cork Simon Community

Dietitian Niamh O’Connor of Cork Nutrition Consultancy pictured with Librarian Grace Tangney following a truly splendid talk at Millstreet Library during which excellent advice and tips were shared.
A section of the capacity audience present for the magnificent programme at Millstreet Gramophone Circle given by Eithne O’Keeffe of Boherbue (third from left). Dermot Kiely of Cullen (on right of Eithne) will present in Millstreet on Fri. 15th Feb. 2019.

[read more …] ““Radio Treasures” Tonight from 9:30 to 11:00 Features Updates Galore”

Eily’s Report – 22nd January

 

Dia is Mhuire díobh go léir a chairde, and welcome to my report.

A million congratulations to our brilliant Scór Sinsir team on winning the County Final which was held in Ovens. Team members were, Jerry Doody, John Tarrant, Con and Mary Meade.

Congrats also to the wonderful Cullen Ballad Group on winning the Munster Final. And we wish them every success at the All-Ireland final which will be held at Castlebar on February 16th.

[read more …] “Eily’s Report – 22nd January”

Patrick Supporting Annual Quiz from Kentucky U.S.A.

Patrick W. O’Leary of Louisville, Kentucky, U.S.A. has very kindly been supporting the annual Quiz in aid of the four Students from Millstreet Community School who travel as Helpers to Lourdes on an annual basis.  Pictured below are three of the four Students on this year’s project with School Chaplain, John Magee who coordinates the inspiring programme – with the many attractive items which Patrick has sent to the School and which will be part of the important Draw on Quiz night in the Wallis Arms Hotel on Friday, 1st Feb. 2019 beginning at 8pm.   MCS is very grateful for Patrick’s wonderful support.  Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)

Patrick W. O’Leary from Kentucky, USA receives a royal welcome from Billy as he arrives in 2017 at the Wallis Arms Hotel, Millstreet. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)

[read more …] “Patrick Supporting Annual Quiz from Kentucky U.S.A.”

Annual General Meeting of Millstreet Town Park Fri. 25th Jan. at 8pm

The Annual General Meeting of Millstreet Town Park will take place on this Friday, 25th Jan. 2019 at 8.00p.m. in the Millstreet Day Care Centre.  All are very welcome.  The Meeting will be preceded by the celebration of Mass in St. Patrick’s Church, Millstreet at 7:30pm for all Deceased Members.  We thank Denis for the notice.  (S.R.)

“Where the Road Takes Me” on C103 This Sunday at 7pm

We thank Presenter, John Greene for advance information on this Sunday evening’s programme.  (S.R.)

This week on ‘Where the road takes me’, John Greene concludes a two part programme entitled – ‘The story and songs of Boney M’. 

Original members and lead singers Liz Mitchell and Marcia Barrett speak about their rise to success with a group that sold almost 150 million records from 1976 onwards. 

In programme two Marcia Barrett tells us how positivity and faith in God helped her overcome many setbacks, after being diagnosed with cancer in 1994. 

We hear about the death of sole male member of the group Bobby Farrell, and the irony of where it occurred.  [read more …] ““Where the Road Takes Me” on C103 This Sunday at 7pm”

Death Notice: Kathleen O’Driscoll (née Carroll) Ballyhooly & Millstreet

The death has occurred of Kathleen O’DRISCOLL (née Carroll)
Ballymaclaurence, Ballyhooly / Millstreet. Kathleen passed away peacefully on Thursday 17th January 2019 surrounded by her loving family at St. Patrick’s Community Hospital, Fermoy. Beloved wife of the late Con, mother of the late Patsy. Dear mother of Mary, Connie, Maurice, John, Margaret, Ann, Dan and Martin. Sadly missed and lovingly remembered by her family, sisters, Eileen and Chrissie, sons-in-law, daughters-in-law, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, relatives, neighbours and friends. Requiescat in pace.
Reposing at Ronayne’s Funeral Home, Fermoy, Saturday 4.30pm – 6.00pm followed by removal to the Church of the Nativity, Ballyhooly. Funeral Mass Sunday at 11.15am, burial afterwards in the adjoining cemetery. Family flowers only, donations in lieu if desired to St. Patrick’s Community Hospital, Fermoy. [RIP]

Death Notice: Frank Keeffe, New Hampshire

MANCHESTER – Francis E. “Frank” Keefe of Manchester, New Hampshire died peacefully at home on January 16, 2019 after a period of failing health.

Born in Manchester on May 25, 1928, he was the son of Frank and Anna (Norris) Keefe. He was predeceased by his brother, John Vincent Keefe. He was a lifelong resident of Manchester.

He attended Bakersville School, class of 1942, and graduated from Manchester Central High School in 1946. He served in the U.S. Navy from 1946 to 1948 aboard the USS Valley Forge (CV 45) on which he travelled around the world.

From 1950 to 1953 he attended flight schools in New Hampshire, Vermont and New York. He became a pilot for Northeast Airlines in 1953. From 1953 to 1988 he flew for both Northeast Airlines and Delta Airlines flying both domestic and European routes.  [read more …] “Death Notice: Frank Keeffe, New Hampshire”

Eily’s Report – 15th January

Dia is Mhuire díobh go léir a chairde, and welcome to my first report of 2019. I trust you are all well after the highs and lows of the Festive Season, and ready to meet the New Year with lots of hope and new resolutions.

Its starting off well here in Millstreet with the mighty Spring Farm Machinery Show at the Green Glens tomorrow Wednesday January 16th, and continuing on Thursday 17th, running each day from 12 noon to 10pm. All services at the venue will be up and running, and car parking  free.

Equestrian events for 2019  at the Green Glens include:

  • the Millstreet  International Welcome Tour April 3rd-7th,
  • the I.M.C.A European Individual Championships July 7th-13th,
  • the International Horse Show August 14th-18th,
  • the International Horse Trials, August.21st -25th , and
  • the Pony Owners Show October 25th -27th .

[read more …] “Eily’s Report – 15th January”

“Radio Treasures” on Tuesday at 10pm Features Many Interviews Recorded at Last Week’s BTYS Exhibition in Dublin’s RDS

A visit to the recent BTYS Exhibition at Dublin’s RDS was hugely inspiring and uplifting where the superb creativity of Ireland’s young people was truly in evidence.   We meet and interview enthusiastic and dedicated Students from Millstreet Community School, from Bantry Community College as well as Students from Kanturk, Clare and many other areas.  Below we share images from our visit during which we got wonderful support from Teachers Denise, Francis and Jennifer as well as from Fr. James McSweeney.  And we get to meet Simon Meehan – overall winner of last year’s National Competition and who also was very successful at European level.   We invite you to listen into “Radio Treasures” on Tues. 15th Jan. 2019 on Cork Music Station (www.corkmusicstation.com) at 10pm when we hear the inspirational description by the many Students of such fascinating projects.   We even discover if music has an effect on blood pressure!  Here we share some 22 images – a selection of the many pictures we recorded on our visit to the Exhibition last Thursday (10th Jan.).  Our broadcast begins at 9:30pm on Tuesday but the BTYS feature begins at 10pm.  Happy Listening!  Click on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.) 

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Bantry Community College Students with Fr. James McSweeney
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Kanturk
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Millstreet Community School Students
An interview with Jennifer O’Donoghue and Francis Lyons – Coordinating Teachers from Millstreet Community School
A wonderful chat with Simon Meehan – Overall winner of BTYS 2018.

[read more …] ““Radio Treasures” on Tuesday at 10pm Features Many Interviews Recorded at Last Week’s BTYS Exhibition in Dublin’s RDS”