“Where the Road Takes Me” on C103 This Evening

We thank Presenter, John Greene, for advance information on this evening’s programme – Sun. 17th Nov. 2019 from 7 to 8pm.  (S.R.)

A regular contributor to Where the road takes me, Bantry based GP Dr. Denis Cotter passed away on Sunday November 3rd last.

This week on the programme, John Greene chooses excerpts from the many editions he contributed to over the past seven years.

The end result is a look at the life and times of a man whose family can be traced back to 1839 in Bantry.

Coming from a well known bakery family in the town, Dr. Cotter graduated from medical college as a GP, later setting up a practice in Newtown.

In between, Denis played rugby for club and Munster, at a time when playing or attending foreign games resulted in a mandatory ban.

Playing Gaelic Football with Bantry Blues, he later became team doctor and trained the senior team to two County Senior football titles in 1995 and again in 1998. [read more …] ““Where the Road Takes Me” on C103 This Evening”

Supporting Millstreet Christmas Lights 2019

The wonderfully dedicated Millstreet Christmas Lights Committee are holding their annual Church Gate Collection this weekend.  Generous support not only helps to maintain the uplifting festive town decorations but also allows the purchase of even more superbly impressive light features.   It’s also truly encouraging that people from abroad such as Patrick W. O’Leary of Louisville, Kentucky post their generous and much appreciated donation from abroad to support such an important local activity.   Click on the images below to enlarge.  (S.R.)

Millstreet Christmas Lights Committee Members – from left – Niamh, Katherine and Noreen.

[read more …] “Supporting Millstreet Christmas Lights 2019”

Eily’s Report – 12th November

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

‘Oh the cold wind doth blow and we shall have snow, and what will the Robin do then, poor thing’. What will any of us do for that matter, except to take heed of the warnings and take every measure  to deal with it.  For a long time now we’ve been blessed with  very mild weather which has left us in a  false sense of complacency and assurance that it ain’t going to rain no more.  Then all of a sudden the warnings spring up telling us that we are in line for a spell of frost and snow and wind and rain. If we are wise we will pay heed. But if it never happens well so be it but we are prepared.

So many things have to be considered, care of people ,and stock of course, also family pets. Some in cages in the garden, others such as donkeys or ponies. The cold snap hits them the same as it effects ourselves. Bird feeders also must come into action and the crow that I saw burying a nut some months ago, I hope he will find his stash in good nick to tide him over the bad spell.

[read more …] “Eily’s Report – 12th November”

“Where the Road Takes Me” at 7 this Evening on C103

We thank Presenter, John Greene, for advance information re this evening’s programme….10th Nov. 2019.  (S.R.)

This Sunday evening on C103, John Greene brings you another edition of ‘Where the road takes me’, as he returns to the Lough in Cork City’s Southside.

It’s the second and concluding programme which outlines the life and times of one of Cork’s best known entertainers Billa O’Connell. 

This week we hear Billa’s favourite songs and stories, and his time as entertainment manager at one of Cork’s famous hotels.

We hear about his decision to book Hollywood actor, boxer and singer, the gorgeous Gael himself Jack Doyle.

And, on hearing of the mutual admiration between Doyle and Cork hurler Christy Ring, Billa worked on bringing both stars together.  [read more …] ““Where the Road Takes Me” at 7 this Evening on C103″

Remembering Our Faithful Departed in November 2019

For putting in place the truly magnificent November Garden 2019 in St. Patrick’s Church, Millstreet we extend sincere thanks to Parish Secretary, Sharon Lane and her wonderfully dedicated Team including her mother, Mary – also Declan Crowley of Milltech for the exquisite graphic design – Canon John Fitzgerald, P.P. and Sacristan Julie Brady.  Here we share a selection of images illustrating the superb feature which so beautifully remembers All who have sadly gone to their Eternal Reward over the past year.   May they all rest in peace.   Click on the pictures to enlarge.  (S.R.) [read more …] “Remembering Our Faithful Departed in November 2019”

Remembering John “Sing” O’Sullivan

Motivated by the enormous interest in Poet Francis Duggan’s superb poem “John Sing Used to Say” we delved into our Millstreet Museum Pictorial Archives to discover these three images of the late John “Sing”recorded in Millstreet…and John features in many more images also.    Tap on the pictures to enlarge.  (S.R.)

John brightening up Millstreet while Shane Browne assumed the health and safety role!
Musicians supreme – John with Mícheál Gleeson.
John with “Rooter” the dog – passing the well known Richard Barrett’s Drapery Shop.

Paddy O’Keeffe, formerly Banteer, Rylane, & Cullen

The death has occurred of Patrick (Paddy) O’Keeffe, formerly Banteer, Rylane &, Cullen, Cork. On 7th of November 2019, passed away, unexpectedly, peacefully in the Mercy Hospital surrounded by his loving family. Husband of the late Eileen O’Keeffe (née Mc Carthy) (Nell), loving father of Trisha, Anthony and Colette, adored grandad of Iarlaith, Paddy, Morgan and Síofra. Sadly missed by his loving family, son-in-law Shawn Meszaros, daughter-in-law Antoinette and Colette’s partner P.J. Cremin, brothers Michael and Fr Anthony, sisters Noreen (Mack) and the late Maureen, relatives, neighbours and friends. “Ar dheis Dé go raibh a hánan”.
Lying in repose in the Church of the Nativity, Cullen, on Friday evening from 5pm to 7pm. Requiem Mass on Saturday at 12 noon, with burial afterwards in the adjoining cemetery. [rip]

Rob Tynan, Douglas & Banteer

TYNAN (Moneygourney, Douglas, Cork and late of Banteer): On November 6th, 2019, suddenly, ROBERT (ROB), dearly loved husband of Aileen (Quinn), much loved dad of Freya and Emma, beloved son of John and the late Frances and dear brother of Marguerite, Joanne, June and John. Sadly missed by his loving wife and family, parents-in-law Tim and Joan Quinn, Thurles, sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, nephews, nieces, relatives and a wide circle of friends including those in the M.B.C.C.
Lying in repose at the Temple Hill, Funeral Home, Boreenmanna Road of Jerh. O’Connor Ltd on (Friday) from 4.00pm until prayers at 6.00pm. Requiem Mass at 11.00am on (Saturday) in St. Patrick’s Church, Rochestown, followed by Cremation in the Island Crematorium, Ringaskiddy, Co. Cork. Donations in lieu of flowers to the Cork Simon Community. “Ní bheidh a leithéid arís ann”.
[read more …] “Rob Tynan, Douglas & Banteer”

Rita Barrett, Clonakilty, Bandon, and Millstreet

BARRETT (Clonakilty, Bandon and Millstreet): On November 5th 2019, peacefully, in the excellent care of the staff at Bushmount Nursing Home. RITA (née White), beloved wife of the late Willie, Coolfadda, Bandon. Sadly missed by her nieces, nephews, sister-in-law, extended family, relatives and friends.
Rosary on Wednesday, November 6th 2019 at 7pm in Clonakilty Parish Church. Requiem Mass on Thursday, November 7th 2019 at 2pm. Funeral afterwards to St. Mary’s Cemetery, Clonakilty. Rest In Peace. [rip]

“Radio Treasures” on Cork Music Station 9:30 to 11pm this Tuesday

Tonight (Tues. 5th Nov. 2019) on “Radio Treasures” we remember the late Gay Byrne and we chat about the following:

The  winners at the Kinsale Literary Festival Words by Water which was held on Fri. 4th Oct. in Kinsale, Co. Cork.
Karen O’Connor formerly of Station Road, Millstreet was shortlisted and won an award for her poem “Buying Pineapple”. The poem was inspired by her daughter Holly`s imagination when she was a young child.
We thank Donie and Margaret Forde of Kinsale for the image and caption. Tap on the picture to enlarge. Karen is on extreme right. (S.R.)

All this and much more tonight  on Cork Music Station .   Also in tonight’s “Radio Treasures” we include musings, music and songs galore.  We remember our Faithful Departed.   And we chat about such a variety of topics as illustrated above – Tap on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.) Feel most welcome to make contact by logging into our “Seán Radley” Facebook chat page or by texting 086 825 0074 or use Whatsapp using ther same mobile number.  One may also email us on millstreetmuseum @eircom.net – Happy Listening!   Click here to tune into tonight’s Show.  (S.R.)

Eily’s Report – 5th November

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

Hannelie OConnor is getting friendly messages from all quarters to congratulate her that her native South Africa are World Rugby Champions.   Its not often that we have only one person  to send our cheers to at global level, so Dear Hannelie on behalf of our community,  please accept our heartiest congratulations, on what must have been an ultra proud moment for you.

The Month of the Holy Souls is moving on and our Church services continue. This year we are asked  to pray for different things each week for the month. Week one,  Pray for the Souls of  family and ancestors.

On Saturday night November 9th the Church Choir will attend the 6.30 Mass which will be said for all those who have died in Millstreet and Ballydaly in the past year. All the names are displayed at the beautiful  November Garden which can be visited at the end of the church.

[read more …] “Eily’s Report – 5th November”

Superb Cheque Presentations at The Pub in Carriganima

Sincere congratulations to Jimmy Murphy and his totally dedicated Team on another supremely successful fundraising Run/Walk/Jog event at Carriganima some weeks ago.  On Saturday, 2nd Nov. 2019 at The Pub two most impressive cheques (€1,250.00 each) were presented to Representatives of Macroom & Millstreet Community Hospitals – in the presence of an enthusiastic audience, of Scottish Singer supreme – Johnny Bremner – and following Katie Taylor’s World Boxing Win.   Addressing the assembly of people we listened to Carriganima’s Newly Appointed Priest – Fr. Joe Rohan (a native of Midleton) who referred to his admiration for the great work for which Carriganima is famous.   Here we share the overall picture of both cheques being presented.  More images to follow later.  Tap on the picture to enlarge.  (S.R.)
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“Where the Road Takes Me” at 7pm Sunday on C103

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

For well over half-a-century he’s been entertaining Cork audiences young and old.  The stage on Cork’s opera House became his second home.  

He was made a freeman of Cork City, and received an honorary MA Degree from UCC  for his contribution to Cork’s Cultural life. 

Most people don’t believe in fairytales, but he has good reason to, as he eventually got to marry Cinderella. 

On ‘Where the road takes me’ this week, John Greene goes to the Lough in Cork City to speak to Billa O’Connell. 

There’s songs and plenty of wit from the man who starred in many a Cork Opera House pantomime, and ‘Summer Revels’ which ran for two decades.  [read more …] ““Where the Road Takes Me” at 7pm Sunday on C103″

Most Impressive Fundraising Cheque Presented at “Cinnamon”

A hugely impressive cheque of €1,740.00 – the result of last Sunday Morning’s Fundraising Coffee Event at “Cinnamon” in West End, Millstreet was presented by the Staff to Officers of Millstreet Town Park Committee in aid of the Upcoming Development of the Children’s Playground in the Town Park. From left: Geraldine O’Sullivan (née O’Leary), Daria Baksalary, Elzbieta Szafran, Anna O’Shea and Denis Hickey. Tap on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)

[read more …] “Most Impressive Fundraising Cheque Presented at “Cinnamon””

South Africa’s Magnificent Victory in Rugby World Cup Final Today

With the Irish Flag we note the South African Flag at Dooneen, Millstreet. Sincere congratulations to Hannelie O’Connor, Dooneen – originally from South Africa – on this morning’s magnificent victory in the Rugby World Cup Final – 32 points to 12 v. England. We also extend best wishes to Justin Black who also has South African connections. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)

A Very Happy Retirement to Wonderfully Popular Lily Cleary

We wish the wonderfully popular Lily Cleary every blessing and happiness in her retirement following 15 superbly dedicated years of service at the Wallis Arms Hotel Millstreet. Tap on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)
As Lily retires today (Friday, 1st Nov. 2019) Chef Supreme Kevin Fleming makes a floral presentation to Lily in advance of a Staff get together later.

Music and Cheques Presentation in The Pub Carriganima Sat. 2nd Nov. at 9pm

Music at The Pub in Carriganima on this Saturday Night November 2nd at 9pm with the Legendary Johnny Bremner. Presentations  of Cheques will also be made to both Macroom and Millstreet Hospitals following the recent Charity Fun Run/Walk.   Everybody Welcome.

Sincere Congratulations to Donagh Murphy on his Recent Graduation

Sincere congratulations to Donagh Murphy, Killarney Road, Millstreet who recently graduated as a Primary School Teacher from Mary Immaculate College of Education Limerick...Donagh is believed to be the second Male Student from Millstreet Community School to graduate from Mary Immaculate College. We wish Donagh every Happiness and Success throughout his Teaching Career. Tap on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)
One of Donagh Murphy’s wonderfully creative 2019 Halloween figureswaiting for a haircut (!) outside his Mum’s “Guys and Dolls” Hair Salon at Pound Hill, Millstreet.

Magnificent November Garden in Church – Preparing Feature

The truly magnificent Annual November Garden feature in St. Patrick’s Church, Millstreet paying tribute to the Holy Souls – by Sharon Lane and her dedicated Team is now in place and we shall have a special feature here on our website tomorrow.  (S.R.)

“Radio Treasures” on Cork Music Station 9:30 to 11pm this Tuesday

Tonight on “Radio Treasures” we feature Singer Joe Guerin and many more local Singers.  We remember the late Patrick O’Keeffe of Cullen and play one of his favourite Singers in tribute. And we chat about Autumn and Halloween 2019. All this and much more tonight including our chance meeting yesterday with Radio and T.V. Presenter Ivan Yates  on Cork Music Station .   Also in tonight’s “Radio Treasures” we include musings, music and songs galore.  We remember our Faithful Departed.   And we chat about such a variety of topics as illustrated below – Tap on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.) Feel most welcome to make contact by logging into our “Seán Radley” Facebook chat page or by texting 086 825 0074 or use Whatsapp using ther same mobile number.  One may also email us on millstreetmuseum @eircom.net – Happy Listening!   Click here to tune into tonight’s Show.  See further images below.  (S.R.)

Eily’s Report – 29th October

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

 This  week we welcome the repair work done by the County Council at the West End of the town. The crossing at the Church and car park have all been treated to a brand new surface . And what a difference it has made.  So smooth and so safe now,  we have to say a very sincere word of thanks to our County Council and to anybody who brought this welcome development to fruition.

 The dark evenings have crept up on us with the change of time at the weekend. And the touch of frost put manners on our lovely begonias and dahlias,  sending them back to bed until the Spring. I had waited with bated breath for my late flowering Crimson Dahlia to give me a blast of  late season colour and it strutted its stuff but for one night only before Jack Frost applied his wily ways. Aaah.

[read more …] “Eily’s Report – 29th October”

Superbly Successful Fundraising Halloween Fancy Dress Party in “The Bush Bar” in aid of Rylane Boxing Club

Pictured at “The Bush Bar”, Millstreet the winners of the wonderfully successful Halloween Fancy Dress Party 2019 in aid of Rylane Boxing Club – members of which are also included in the photograph. Tap the image to enlarge. (S.R.)

[read more …] “Superbly Successful Fundraising Halloween Fancy Dress Party in “The Bush Bar” in aid of Rylane Boxing Club”