Eily’s Report – 24th September

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

Our busy weekend went according to plan.  The careful planning for our Culture Day paid off in every way, with people of all ages taking part and doing their bit. Little children were delighted to support the painting competition with many winning prizes. They also took part in the free Traditional Concert which was held at the Wallis Arms Hotel. At 6.30 the Pipe band gave a wonderful recital at the Town Square where the Millstreet Vintage Club were lined up in colourful array. All the pubs put on various entertainment and our members of our Garda force paid a visit to Drishane where they gave a very friendly and informative talk to the many different nationalities who live there. Members of the Community Council also attended.  The weather was fine which made it pleasant for the crowds to venture from one venue to another. So well done to our Community Council and all helped in any way to make our Culture Day a day to be proud of.

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Death Notice: Joan Cronin, Coolinarne

The death has occurred of Joan Cronin (née Noonan), Coolinarne, Millstreet. On September 18th 2019, peacefully in the presence of her family in Mallow General Hospital in her 98th year. Beloved wife of the late Denis and sister of the late Michael, Mary, Sheila, Séan and Jer. Deeply regretted by her sons Paddy, Benny, daughters Ann and Mary and their families, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nephews, nieces, relatives, wonderful neighbours and friends. “May she rest in Peace”
Reposing in Our Lady of Lourdes Church, Ballydaly on Thursday evening from 5.30pm to 8pm. Requiem Mass on Friday at 12 noon, burial afterwards in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Millstreet. [rip]

Death Notice: Kevin John Coughlan (Kevin Twohig), late of Millstreet

The death has occurred of Kevin John Coughlan (Twohig), Millbrook, Kanturk, Cork / Millstreet, Cork.
Coughlan (Kanturk) unexpectedly on September 16th 2019 at his home 27 Millbrook, Kanturk. Kevin John (Twohig) beloved father of Katelynn & Klara & son of Annabel, Christy, Connie & Sheila Twohig. Deeply regretted by his loving daughters, parents, brothers Fanahan & Fergal, sisters Christabel, Antoinette & Martina, sisters-in-law Cliona & Grace, nephews & nieces Alan, Tyler, Logan, Jack, Rachel, Louise, Conor, Brian, Connie, Ruairc, Dylan & Fionn, relatives, neighbours and friends.May He Rest In Peace.
Reposing at Martin Neligan & Son’s Funeral Home, The Old Train Station, Fermoy (P61 K682) on Wednesday from 6pm followed by removal at 8pm to the Church of the Holy Cross, Glanworth. Requiem Mass at 12 noon on Thursday. Burial afterwards in St. Dominic’s New Cemetery, Glanworth. [rip] [f]

[read more …] “Death Notice: Kevin John Coughlan (Kevin Twohig), late of Millstreet”

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

“Radio Treasures” tonight (Tuesday, 17th Sept. 2019) places focus on a broad selection of excellent songs and music from Irish Traditional to Classical to Country & Western.   We hear about the truly amazing story of the Cross in Knock at the start of July 2019 – a story which today appears in a feature by Journalist Michael Commins in the “Mayo News”.   We also relate about a somewhat inflexible door at UCC and how it was solved!

And we visit our audio archives for some very special gems also.   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 below:

Carriganima Tractor Run Sept. 2019

Staff & Cutomers congratulating Eileen Bradley on retirement from Brendan O’Keeffe’s Supervalu circa 1998….From the Pictorial Archives of Millstreet Museum

The very large attendance at the two matches in Millstreet Town Park last Sunday as pictured by Patrick W. O’Leary, Louisville, Kentucky, USA.

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!  Click on the image to enlarge.  Click here to tune into tonight’s Show.  See lots more images below.  (S.R.) [read more …] ““Radio Treasures” on Cork Music Station 9:30 to 11pm this Tuesday”

Eily’s Report 17th September

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

I’m not into sport as such but I do know that Kerry got beaten by Dublin on Saturday. The old saying was that, ‘If we had Kerry bate (beaten) and the hay saved, then the rest of the year was our own’. I’m loathe to take sides, but I have to say if the Cup came to Kerry, it would have raise the spirits of the entire South.

But with the All Ireland Final over, we have plenty to celebrate at home, before the week is out.  First Culture Night on Friday September20th. Our Community Council have been working hard over the past number of months to make sure that Millstreet Town will be up there with the best of them.   There is something for everyone and we are asking every one to play their part. Come into town and swell the crowd. The list of things to enjoy is long and varied. Sean Radley will have a special display at the Museum and extend the open hours to about 8. A special display of Arts Crafts and old photos will be held at the E-Centre by kind permission of the Duggan Brothers. The Pipe band will give a recital at the Town Square and a free night of entertainment will be held at the Wallis Arms Hotel. All the Pubs in the town are holding various events, Bingo at the Bush, Trad nights at McCarthy’s and The Bridge Bars. Board Games at the Clara Inn etc.

The Vintage Club will be there with their own spectacular display. The list goes on and it all kicks off at 6. So see you there. In Cullen, they will celebrate Culture Day with a grand Concert at the Community Hall plus refreshments. From 7 pm.

[read more …] “Eily’s Report 17th September”

Death Notice: Denis Joseph (Den Joe) Kelleher, Station Road

The death has occurred of Denis Joseph ( Den Joe) Kelleher H.Dip.Soc.Sc, Haulier, Coomlogane, Station Road, Millstreet Town, Millstreet, Co. Cork. On 15th of September 2019 passed away peacefully in the company of his family and the caring night staff, nurses and doctors of Mallow General Hospital. Beloved brother of the late Mary Ware. Deeply regretted by his loving wife Breeda (Brigid) (neé Vaughan), daughter Anna, sons Joseph and Timothy, daughters-in-law Elaine and Sophie, grandchild Jonathan Denis Kelleher. Sadly missed by his wife, family, sisters Madeline Creed, Cecilia Dineen, Lal Dennehy, extended family, nephews and nieces, relatives, neighbour’s and friends. “May he rest in Peace”.
Reposing at his home at Station Road, Millstreet Town on Tuesday from 5pm to 7.30pm followed by removal to St Patrick’s Church, Millstreet Town. Requiem Mass on Wednesday at 12 noon followed by burial afterwards in Old Drishane Graveyard, Millstreet Town. [rip]

Death Notice: Eugene (Janey) Healy, Derrinagree

The death has occurred of Eugene (Janey) Healy
Islandahill, Derrinagree, Cork. On September 12th 2019 passed away peacefully at the Mercy University Hospital. (Ex Dairygold), beloved husband of Mary (née Twohig) and loving father to Eileen (Scanlon), Esther (Dennehy), Donie, Jeannette (O’Brien) and John. Sadly missed by his loving wife and family, sons-in-law Liam, Kevin and Pat, daughters-in-law Eileen and Mags, 11 adored grandchildren, granddaughter-in-law, his good friend Humphrey, brothers-in-law, nephews, nieces, cousins, relatives and a large circle of friends. “May he Rest in Peace”.
Lying in Repose at his residence on Saturday, Rosary at 9pm. Reposing at The Church of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Derrinagree (Eircode P51 K316) on Sunday evening from 6pm to 8pm. Requiem Mass on Monday at 12 noon burial afterwards in Dromtarriffe New Cemetery. Family flowers only. [rip [read more …] “Death Notice: Eugene (Janey) Healy, Derrinagree”

Millstreet Tidy Towns Anti-Litter Challenge Award Presented in Cork

Congratulations to Millstreet Tidy Town on finishing second in Category A of this year’s Anti-Litter Challenge. Accepting the Award at the reception in the County Hall for Millstreet – Tahira and Noreen.   Sincere congratulations to All. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)

Congratulations also to Cullen who were presented with the Most Improved Village prize on the night [1]

[read more …] “Millstreet Tidy Towns Anti-Litter Challenge Award Presented in Cork”

“Radio Treasures” Now On Air on Cork Music Station until 11pm

“Radio Treasures” tonight (Tuesday, 10th Sept. 2019) places focus on a broad selection of excellent songs and music from Irish Traditional to Classical to Country & Western.   And we visit our audio archives for some very special gems also.   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 below:

Patrick W. O’Leary at Museum.
Carriganima Annual Walk 2019
First Home!

Seen in Leap, West Cork!

Click on the images to enlarge.  Feel most welcome to make contact by logging into our “Seán Radley” Facebook chat page or by texting.  One may also email us on millstreetmuseum @eircom.net – Happy Listening!  Click on the image to enlarge.  Click here to tune into tonight’s Show.  See lots more images below.  (S.R.) [read more …] ““Radio Treasures” Now On Air on Cork Music Station until 11pm”

Magnificent Response to Abina Karen Memorial Event for Marymount

Presentation of the truly magnificent cheque at Marymount, Cork – the result of the hugely successful event in memory of Abina Karen O’Keeffe (nee Barrett) held recently at Millstreet GAA Community Hall. We thank Hannah Crowley for the pictures and captions. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)    Hannah shares the following:  “The O Keeffe and Barrett family would like to extend a sincere thank you to all who supported our style night in memory of Abina Karen in any way.  Our donation to Marymount of €7655.00  exceeded all our expectations.”
The wonderfully dedicated Organising Committee pictured at the conclusion of the superbly successful event at Millstreet GAA Community Hall.

Eily’s Report – 10th September

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

Fondest greetings dear friends, on this glorious Tuesday Morning. At  the moment the air is calm and the sun is warm and bright with some lovely fluffy clouds dangling around the blue sky.  A joy to behold, if ever there was one. It may all change in a short time but like all the good things in life, catch them while they’re flying.

Our Active Retired held their annual Mass and registration event last night. The Mass was celebrated by Canon John FitzGerald and in his homily he dwelt on the importance of helping people to grow old happily and with dignity. A large crowd attended following the Mass some welcome refreshments were enjoyed at the Parish Centre. Registration was held both before and after and for €35 members are entitled to take part in the activities of the Group for the coming year and be covered by their insurance. Mary McSweeney, Killarney Road is chairperson and Mary Sheahan, Ballinatona, secretary. Each member was given a list of the everyday activities of the group,which included a list the Entertainment/Events that they have planned for the coming months.  The Active Retired Association is open the both men and women ,and it is regrettable that men do not avail of the opportunity of being part of a friendly  and open group.

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Death Notice: Eugene Bracken, Cullen

The death has occurred of Eugene Bracken, Churchill, Cullen, Cork. On September 5th 2019, passed away peacefully in the Mercy Hospital, Cork. Sadly missed by his wife Joan, his three children, grandchildren and sisters.
Lying in repose in Tarrant’s Funeral home, Millstreet on Monday evening from 6pm to 8pm followed by removal to St Patrick’s Church, Millstreet. Requiem Mass on Tuesday at 12 noon. Burial afterwards in St Mary’s Cemetery. [rip]

“Discover Duhallow” News Magazine Launched by IRD Duhallow

Click on the image to enlarge. (S.R.)  This is the first issue of the recently launched “Discover Duhallow”.  It’s available free in the local shops and will appear on a regular basis.   Each area in Duhallow is given at least one page to share its local news.         Every success to all those associated with this uplifting new publication “Discover Duhallow” which will undoubtedly be a wonderful source of communication throughout Duhallow and beyond.  We look forward to sharing useful information, updates and images relating to Millstreet Parish.  For over thirty years the “Clara News” publication which appeared nine times per year was an all-important aspect of Millstreet life and was greatly missed when it ceased publication some years ago.   Our local website www.millstreet.ie has now become the central means of communication here in Millstreet (and John Tarrant’s Millstreet Notes in the weekly “Corkman” as well as Eily Buckley’s Weekly Report on C103) but an actual colour publication which one can physically hold and pass on to others will certainly also be warmly welcomed.   And we all look forward also to having lots of insights into the many other towns, villages and townlands of Duhallow as portrayed in future editions of “Discover Duhallow”.  Heartfelt congratulations to IRD Duhallow on taking this very welcome initiative.  (S.R.)

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

We thank Presenter, John Greene for advance information regarding his programme this Sunday (8th Sept. 2019) at 7pm on C103.  (S.R.)

Once voted ‘The greatest athlete of all time’,  Muhammed Ali‘s joint records of defeating  21 boxers for the World heavyweight title, and winning 14 unified title bouts stood for thirty five years.

Dubbed ‘The Rumble in the Jungle’, his fight with George Foreman in Kinshasa in 1974 ,  has been called, arguably, the greatest sporting event of the 20th century. 

This Sunday evening in a ‘Where the road takes me Special’, John Greene speaks  to his daughter Hana about the father she adored. 

Her book is entitled – ‘At Home with Muhammed Ali – A memoir of love, loss and forgiveness. ‘ [read more …] “Remembering Muhammed Ali on “Where the Road Takes Me” at 7pm This Sunday on C103″

Annual Carriganima Fun Run/Walk on Sat. 7th Sept. 2019

We thank Coordinator Supreme, Jimmy Murphy, for alerting us to the upcoming wonderfully popular and successful Annual Carriganima Fun Run/Walk/Jog in aid of both Community Hospitals. (S.R.)

7th Annual Carriganima 4 mile run/walk/jog  on Saturday 7th September 2019
Registration: 2:30pm at The Pub in Carriganima
Race starts at 3:30pm
€10 adult,  €5 u-18 and €20 for a family
All proceeds in aid of Millstreet and Macroom Hospitals

Medals for all ParticipantsMusic, Raffle and Auction that night from 9:30 at The Pub in Carriganima. 

Every success to this Magnificent Annual Event and le cúnamh Dé we hope the weather will be fine for the praiseworthy occasion.

John Joe Herlihy’s Dance Project Supporting Millstreet Community Hospital

We thank Margaret Collins, Director of Nursing, Millstreet Community Hospital for sharing the images below and also the captions recalling the recent presentation of a much appreciated cheque to Millstreet Community Hospital by John Joe Herlihy of Knocknagree following a fundraising event in Kilbrin at the present series of Dances being coordinated by John Joe.   Click on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.)

We thank John Joe Herlihy for the Poster. Click on the image to enlarge. (S.R.)
Left to right:  L. McAuliffe, Katherine Corregidor, Mary F. Howard, Eithne Hurley,
Back row from left:  Patrick O’ Connor, John Joe Herlihy, Margaret Collins, Pádraig O’Connor and Oliver Daly.
From left:  L. McAuliffe, Katherine Corregidor, Mary F. Howard,  E. Hurley.  Back row from left: Pat O’Connor, John Joe Herlihy, Margaret Collins, Pádraig O’Connor and Mairéad Helfrich.

[read more …] “John Joe Herlihy’s Dance Project Supporting Millstreet Community Hospital”

Impressive Aubane Cheque Supporting Marymount Hospice

Please find photograph of John F Kelleher Chairman Aubane Social Club, Noreen Kelleher Secretary and Gobnait Kelleher presenting a cheque for 1000 to Cait Mc Carthy Marymount Fundraiser at Aubane Community Centre. This was the proceeds of the Coffee Morning on Saturday 17 August.

A most impressive cheque of €1,000.00 – the wonderfully fruitful result of a recent Coffee Morning in Aubane – was presented to Marymount Hospice, Cork by Aubane Social Club on Wednesday, 4th Sept. 2019 at Aubane Community Centre. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)
Cáit McCarthy representing Marymount accepted the cheque from John F. Kelleher (centre), Noreen Kelleher, Gobnait Kelleher, and the dedicated Committee of Aubane Social Club. Also pictured on the right is visitor Patrick W. O’Leary from Louisville, Kentucky, USA.

[read more …] “Impressive Aubane Cheque Supporting Marymount Hospice”

Music Room & Gramophone Circle in September 2019

The next Music Room presentation in Boherbue takes place on Thursday, 5th Sept. at 8.00pm when Pat McCarron of Bandon shares his wonderful programme of music and song.

Millstreet Gramophone Circle at Millstreet Day Care Centre takes place on Friday, 27th September at 8.15pm with Presenter Maurice Linehan of Liscahane, Millstreet.

A warm welcome to All at both Presentations.  (S.R.)

Death Notice: Mary Rea (née Healy), Claraghatlea, Millstreet

The death has occurred of Mary Rea (née Healy)
Claraghatlea, Millstreet, Co. Cork

On September 3rd 2019, passed away peacefully in the loving care of the staff at Cork University Hospital. Wife of the late Joe. Deeply regretted by all her nephews, nieces, grandnephews, grandnieces, great-grandnephews, great-grandnieces, sister-in-law Lal Healy, her devoted carer Bebe, relatives and kind neighbours Barry and Edel Fraser.
Lying in repose at St Patrick’s Church, Millstreet, on Wednesday evening from 6.30pm to 8pm. Requiem Mass on Thursday at 11am, followed by burial in St Mary’s Cemetery. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a hanam dílis. [rip [read more …] “Death Notice: Mary Rea (née Healy), Claraghatlea, Millstreet”

“Radio Treasures” Tonight 9:30 to 11:00 – Improved Sound Achieved!

“Radio Treasures” tonight (Tuesday, 3rd Sept. 2019) places focus on a broad selection of excellent songs and music from Irish Traditional to Classical to Country & Western.   Tonight it’s Jeannette McDonald and Nelson Eddy who are our featured Artists.   And we visit our audio archives for some very special gems also.   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 DepartedAnd we are using a new microphone system so hopefully sound quality will improve! And we chat about such a variety of topics as illustrated below:

All Ireland Under 12 Céilí Band Champions Crossfields. Also included with the Wonderful Winners is their splendidly dedicated Coach – Alan Finn.

Click on the images to enlarge.  Feel most welcome to make contact by logging into our “Seán Radley” Facebook chat page or by texting.  One may also email us on millstreetmuseum @eircom.net – Happy Listening!  Click on the images to enlarge.  Click here to tune into tonight’s Show.  See lots more images below.  (S.R.)

[read more …] ““Radio Treasures” Tonight 9:30 to 11:00 – Improved Sound Achieved!”

Eily’s Report 3rd September

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

The new Irish Community Rapid Response(ICRR) Service was launched this week by Minister for Foreign Affairs, Mr Simon Coveney with many other local politicians  present as well as the management crew of the new service.  We are indeed delighted to have this service centered on our doorstep. How fortunate we were to have an Aerodrome complete with hanger etc  in the locality ready made to receive the helicopter and staff and all that goes with it.

Those of us who have lived in the area all our lives can recall when the McCarthy family who ran a popular and much needed pipe and tile business in Rathcoole built the Aerodrome. It was at a time when air travel was in its infancy and the development created quite a stir in the locality. Times changed and the sound of local planes faded from our skies and from our minds. Little did we think that the site would come to life again in 2019 and become the base for a life-saving service which can fly any casualty from the catchment area to our best hospitals in a matter of minutes.

[read more …] “Eily’s Report 3rd September”

Historic Launch at Rathcoole Airfield on Monday Morning

With national media present at Rathcoole Airfield on Monday morning, 2nd Sept. 2019 – Coordinator supreme, John Kearney and his superb Team witnessed their dream become reality when Tánaiste Simon Coveney officially cut the tape to launch the start of the all-important Air Ambulance Service.   Here we share the first four of many more images recalling the historic event.  Click on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.)

Sheila Fitzgerald with Pascal Sheehy of RTÉ

Air Ambulance Officially Launched this Morning

A ceremony took place in Rathcoole Aerodrome this morning where Minister for Foreign Affairs, Simon Coveney, officially launched the country’s first charity air ambulance service. Led by the Irish Community Rapid Response charity, it has already been tasked more than 50 times, since it went operational a month ago. The new service will significantly improve response times for medical emergencies. From Rathcoole, it has a response time for most of Munster of under 30 minutes.

[read more …] “Air Ambulance Officially Launched this Morning”

Death Notice: Nuala O’Riordan, Dromsicane

The death has occurred of Nuala O’Riordan (née McCarthy), late of Dunmanway, Dromsicane, Millstreet. On 1st September 2019, passed away peacefully in the care of the staff at Cork University Hospital. Wife of the late Denis Jerome and mother of the late Jerome. Deeply regretted by her loving daughter Bláithín (Coolea), son in law Michéal, grandchildren Amy, Eric, Sammii, Dammii and Kimmii, nieces, nephew, relatives, neighbours and friends. May She Rest in Peace.
Lying in Repose at Tarrant’s Funeral Home, Millstreet, on Monday evening with rosary at 8pm. Reposing on Tuesday from 6pm to 8pm followed by removal to St Patrick’s Church, Millstreet. Requiem Mass on Wednesday at 11am, followed by burial to St Mary’s Cemetery. [rip]

Every Success to Darragh Cashman on Sunday in Croke Park

UPDATESincere congratulations to Darragh on his magnificent game this afternoon (1st Sept. 2019) in Croke Park as an all-important member of the Victorious Cork Team.

To extend very best wishes to Darragh Cashman, Sportsman Supreme and a Student of Millstreet Community School in advance of his Croke Park appearance in the All-Ireland Minor Football Final as a member of the Cork Team on Sunday, 1st Sept. 2019 – Pól Ó Síodhcháin MCS Principal, Frances Moynihan MCS Deputy Principal and Darragh’s sister Clara accompanied Darragh on Friday (30th Sept.) to West End to be pictured in front of an array of hugely impressive Posters saluting Darragh.   Here we share some six images from the uplifting occasion.   Click on the pictures to enlarge.  (S.R.) [read more …] “Every Success to Darragh Cashman on Sunday in Croke Park”

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

We thank Presenter, John Greene for advance notice regarding this Sept. 1st 2019 Sunday evening’s programme at 7pm on C103.  (S.R.)

You Know the old saying – ‘It’s an ill wind that doesn’t blow some good’.

And you can apply this to the Furey Brothers who were formed by accident, as a result of an accident. 

Now, over forty years together, they have been entertaining audiences worldwide ever since. 

This week on ‘Where the road takes me’, John Greene takes us on a journey down memory lane with George and Eddie Furey.

We hear about having to choose between the pick and shovel or music.

A stint on Top of the Pops and teaching Kool & the Gang how to party Irish style.

Playing inside Carnegie Hall and busking outside of it.

Coping with the death of Paul, and the departure of Finbarr.

And in between the chat, there’s music as well,  including ‘Sweet Sixrteen’, and the story behind it.

EXTRA……….. [read more …] ““Where the Road Takes Me” on C103 This Sunday at 7pm”