Wonderful Retirement Reception for Joan Collins

Marking 32 years of supreme dedication at St. Joseph’s Community Hospital, Millstreet a very special Retirement Reception was held on the evening of Friday, 16th Nov. 2018 at Corkery’s Bar, West End, Millstreet to honour Joan Collins on her retirement.   Staff members enjoyed a splendid occasion during which the very popular Joan was made a number of presentations with many words of great praise delivered.   We wish Joan a very Happy, Healthy and Fulfilling Retirement following her inspiring work for the past 32 years at the Hospital.   Here we share a selection of images from the magnificent reception.   We thank Patricia Robertson (Clerical Officer at the Hospital) for alerting us to the special occasion.  Click on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.) [read more …] “Wonderful Retirement Reception for Joan Collins”

Social Media – Challenges for Parents at IRD Duhallow on 12th Dec. at 7:30pm

Click on the Poster to enlarge. We thank Conor Judge of IRD Duhallow for the article. (S.R.)

IRD Duhallow are delighted to announce that Dr. Maureen Griffin of MGMS Training Ltd. will hold a public seminar on ‘Social Media – Challenges for Parents’ on Wednesday December 12th in the James O’Keeffe Institute, Newmarket at 7.30pm. All parents, guardians, teachers and those with a responsibility for young people are invited to attend.

Dr. Griffin is a nationally renowned forensic psychologist who has worked close with An Garda Síochána, Irish Defence Forces and the HSE. Dr.Griffin has visited over 700 schools across Ireland to discuss internet safety for primary and post-primary school children. The seminar will provide an overview of what is currently popular among Irish students, what the potential dangers are and will offer practical advice on how to protect children when they are online or using their mobile devices. Issues such as social networking sites (e.g. Instagram); social messaging/chatting apps (e.g. snapchat); video-streaming sites (e.g. YouTube); mobile device safety; screen time & sleep; grooming; sexting and cyber-bullying will be addressed with time provided for Q&A. Parents and guardians must be regularly updated on the safe use of the internet given the increased time children spend online and the speed at which the industry changes. Dr. Griffin will provide a brief overview of mainstream sites and upcoming applications with the aim of providing knowledge to parents and teachers who are better placed to manage the virtual world. [read more …] “Social Media – Challenges for Parents at IRD Duhallow on 12th Dec. at 7:30pm”

Presentation Day 2018 in Millstreet

A wonderful annual Millstreet tradition on Presentation Day (21st Nov. 2018) was superbly upheld today when the children from Presentation N.S. splendidly enhanced the liturgy of the 10:00 a.m. Mass with their truly exquisite singing and music.  This was followed by the placement of a special wreath in the Cemetery of the Presentation Sisters near the Church Grounds where a special hymn in honour of Nano Nagle who founded the Presention Sisters Order was sung by the 34 sixth class pupils.   Staff members from Millstreet Community School and Sr. Eileen of the Presentation Order also attended the annual celebration. Here we share some 23 images from the annual occasion.  Click on the pictures to enlarge.  (S.R.) [read more …] “Presentation Day 2018 in Millstreet”

“Radio Treasures” on Cork Music Station Tonight 9:30 to 11:00

Lots of variety tonight on “Radio Treasures” on Cork Music Station with very special interviews regarding the hugely successful Donal Guiney Inaugural Table Quiz cheque presentation to Millstreet Day Care Centre.  At 10:00pm we listen to interviews with John A. O’Leary (Chairman, Millstreet Fianna Fail Cumann), Mary Feeley as well as Vincent, Michael and Paddy Guiney.   We also chat about the inspiring Fashion Show in Rathmore for Chernobyl Children’s Fund.  And we delve into our Archives.   Music, songs and musings galore for our worldwide loyal listening audience.  Click on the images below to enlarge.  (S.R.)

Liebherr Crane on its way from Killarney in 1991 early one morning negotiating the Corner at the Square, Millstreet. (From Museum Pictorial Archives)

[read more …] ““Radio Treasures” on Cork Music Station Tonight 9:30 to 11:00″

Eily’s Report 20th November

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

The year is moving on at a very fast rate and the many worries and concerns that we had during the  drought seem far behind. Christmas is only a matter of a few weeks away and during the long hot summer with its scorched lands and water scarcity, did we ever think that by December we’d have enjoyed bumper crops of fruit and vegetables and an abundant supply of grain and silage and hay. As well as the all important shed of turf. The fields are still a lush green and lots of cattle still out, and even at this late stage on our 2018 calendar there is still little need for home heating. And now,we can’t but thank the ONE who governs all, for such wonderful gifts. Buíochas le Dia.

The new drink driving laws of course are biting hard into the lives of  our people. Every day we hear of yet another victim of its cruel laws. with even more of our friendly local pubs closing their doors. The huge amount of depression and isolation, that it has caused already is only the tip of the iceberg, to what it will bring as more and more people will be confined to loneliness. Gone are the times when a family member or friend can give a friendly call to an elderly person and share a friendly glass with them, if they do they cant drive home. These laws resemble the Penal Laws of old. Made with the stroke of a pen,with no thought of the consequences . It has only led to home drinking, which can be a massive problem in itself. And we all know that the joy of a social drink is in the company. Move on Eily.

[read more …] “Eily’s Report 20th November”

Lally’s Magnificent 90th Birthday Celebrations at Wallis Arms

On Saturday evening, 3rd November 2018 in the presence of her three brothers and sister, her six children, her seventeen grandchildren and her twelve great-grandchildren as well as her many relations and friends – the wonderful Lally Healy of Pound Hill, Millstreet celebrated her 90th Birthday in the beautiful setting of the Wallis Arms Hotel.   The most enjoyable occasion was video recorded by Lally’s brother, Brendan (Murphy).  Great credit is due to the dedicated organisers of the very special event.  They arranged a supremely impressive setting with a special booklet, historic family photographs, excellent musical entertainment provided by John White and Michael Murphy and deciding on a delicious meal menu.   One of the many highlights of the occasion was the recitation of a brilliant poem about Lally’s inspirational life by Marie Healy.  Marie had composed this truly great poem.   When Lally was asked what was her secret living into her 90s she replied:  “Hard work and keep your mind busy”.   And one of Lally’s favourite past times is knitting which she approaches with uplifting creativity and generously gifts many completed items to CUMH.   Sincere congratulations to 90 years young Lally as she begins her very active life into her 90s.    Here we share some twenty images from the magnificent event.  Click on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.)

[read more …] “Lally’s Magnificent 90th Birthday Celebrations at Wallis Arms”

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

We thank Presenter, John Greene for advance information regarding this Sunday (18th Nov. 2018) evening’s C103 programme.  (S.R.)

Over thirty years ago, environmental biologist Kevin Corcoran approached several tourism bodies with his suggestions for walking guide-books and walking holidays. All were rejected out of hand. Today, the popularity of activity holidays continue to soar.

Undaunted, Kevin Corcoran brought out his first guide book twenty eight years ago. It has since been updated on five occasions, and many more have followed. On this week’s edition of Where the road takes me, John Greene accompanies him on one of the featured walks in the book, which takes in Glengarriffe National Park.

‘A walk in the wild side’ with Kevin Corcoran, Eco-Dweller, Environmental biologist, and a man who rejects all forms of mass consumerism. [read more …] ““Where the Road Takes Me” on C103 at 7pm This Sunday”

Presentation of Impressive Quiz Cheque to Millstreet Day Care Centre

On Thursday night, 15th Nov. 2018 a truly impressive cheque of €2,000.00 was presented by Chairman of Millstreet Fianna Fáil Cumann, John A. O’Leary to Mary Feeley, Manager, Millstreet Day Care Centre.   This was the result of a most successful Donal Guiney Memorial Inaugural Quiz held at McCarthy’s Bar, Millstreet some weeks ago.   So popular was the Quiz that there were over sixty spot prizes shared on the occasion.   Asking the questions on the night was Noreen Meade before a capacity attendance.   We recorded interviews at the Presentation of the Cheque with John A. O’Leary, Mary Feeley, Deputy Michael Moynihan and with Vincent, Michael and Patrick Guiney.   This feature will be broadcast at 10pm on “Radio Treasures” on Cork Music Station on Tuesday, 20th Nov..  Here we share three images from the uplifting Presentation of the Cheque. Click on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.) [read more …] “Presentation of Impressive Quiz Cheque to Millstreet Day Care Centre”

Eily’s Report – 13th November

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

The Monthly Meeting of the Community Council will be held at the Wallis Arms tonight, starting at 8.30 sharp.

The  Annual Millstreet Calendar organised by the Community Council, is in the making and will be in the shops in the coming weeks. Please support it well. Proceeds this year will go to our brilliant Tidy Towns Committee.

Those wishing to renew their membership of the Text Alert Scheme are advised to go to Wordsworth Book Store or Guerin’s Shop in Ballydaly where they can sign the forms and pay the annual fee of €10. Closing date November 30th. Please pass the word.  Perhaps help someone to join for the first time.

[read more …] “Eily’s Report – 13th November”

Celebrating the Inauguration of President Higgins on 11/11/2018

We share two images from a much larger selection of pictures which will be uploaded later in the week.  The occasion – the street view of the arrival of President Michael D. Higgins and his Wife at Dublin Castle on Sunday at 5:55pm for the Inauguration Ceremony.  Click on the images to enlarge.   (S.R.)

Death Notice: John Kelleher, Laught

The death has occurred of John KELLEHER, Laught, Rathcoole, Cork

Passed away peacefully on Saturday 10th November 2018 after a short illness in CUH. Beloved husband of the late Mary (nee Moynihan), much loved father of Niall and Sean. Sadly missed by his sons, grandsons Conall and Aron, daughters in law Elinore and Virginija, brothers Fr Cornelius, Paddy, sister Nora Horgan, brothers in law, sister in law Peggy Kelleher, cousins, nephews, nieces, neighbours and much loved friends.

Reposing at Tarrant’s Funeral Home, Millstreet, on Monday evening from 6pm to 8pm followed by removal to St Patick’s Church, Millstreet. Requiem Mass on Tuesday at 12 noon, with burial afterwards in St Mary’s Cemetery, Millstreet. May He Rest in Peace. [rip]

Remembering Our Faithful Departed

Parish Secretary, Sharon Lane has created a very special feature in front of the main altar of St. Patrick’s Church, Millstreet for this Saturday Evening’s Mass of Remembrance.  We also share images of the November Garden Sacred Space 2018 in the Church.  Click on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.) [read more …] “Remembering Our Faithful Departed”

Death Notice: Peg Murphy, Doon & Lisnaboy

The death has occurred of Margaret (Peg) MURPHY (née O’Connor), formerly of Doon, Knocknagree/ Lisnaboy, Cullen, Cork

Passed away peacefully on Friday 9th November 2018 in the care of the staff of Mallow General Hospital. Beloved wife of the late John J. and sister of the late Donal, Ritchie, Norrie and Denis. Dear mother of Mary B, Jim, Finbarr, the late Sean, Donal, Esther, Bertie, Geraldine, Kevin and Theresa, twin sister of Fr Sean and beloved sister of Sister Benedict, daughters-in-law, nephews, nieces, grandchildren and great-grandson, neighbours, relatives and friends. ‘May She Rest in Peace’.

Lying in repose in Tarrant’s Funeral Home, Millstreet on Saturday, Rosary at 8pm. Removal on Sunday from 5pm to 8pm to the Church of the Nativity, Cullen. Requiem Mass on Monday at 12 noon and burial afterwards in the adjoining cemetery. [rip [read more …] “Death Notice: Peg Murphy, Doon & Lisnaboy”

November Mass of Remembrance Tonight at 6:30 in Church

The dedicated Team involved in the design, the arrangement and the overall maintenance of the special Sacred Space – The November Garden of Remembrance 2018 (more images of which we shall upload later today) – include Canon John Fitzgerald, P.P., Sharon Lane (Parish Secretary), Declan Crowley of Milltech Print Design Co., Cork and Julie Brady, Sacristan.  The annual feature is greatly admired and is a source of very real consolation to many.

The Annual Mass for all those who died within the past year will be celebrated tonight – Saturday, 10th Nov. 2018 at 6:30pm in St. Patrick’s Church, Millstreet.   All are invited to this special Mass of Remembrance.  Click on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.)

Fashion Show in Rathmore on This Thursday 8th Nov. at 8pm

         FRIENDS OF THE CHILDREN OF

   CHERNOBYL RATHMORE

present a

FASHION SHOW

in  the

Community Centre

     Rathmore

   Thursday 8th November

at 8 p.m.

Door open at 7 p.m.

Tickets: €12 Tel. 087 6323922 086 0653369 / 086 1733094

(Limited amount of Tickets available)

Cheese & Wine     Spot Prizes    Raffle

“Radio Treasures” on Cork Music Station Tonight 9:30 to 11:00

Tonight on Cork Music Station we share reflections on our recent trip to Galway for the Michael Commins Annual Music Experience.  We speak about WW1 with thoughts by Eamonn Duggan.   We pay tribute to recently bereaved families.  Our music features lots of tracks from superb Artists who took part in this year’s Galway Sessions.  Happy Listening! (S.R.)

Eily’s Report – 6th November

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

The only thing that’s  worse than a pub with no beer is a pub without customers, and that’s what was  like here at the weekend following the further restrictions on the drink driving ban. Hard working honest people in need of a little enjoyment and relaxation at the weekends, are now deprived of meeting up with friends and enjoying some well deserved break.  More and more people who live alone condemned to solitary confinement because they cant get out to meet their friends. OK for those to make the rules from their homes in Dublin with every kind of public transport on his doostep. They should be dragged down the country and forced to live in remotest rural Ireland for at least a year.Then they might pay heed to what the Healy Rays are trying to say and do.  Mark my words there will be a further upsurge in the number of people suffering from depression, and even  committing suicide. I had to get that off my chest.

 

But it shouldn’t stop there, people should rise up against it, fight to get something back ,for instance free rural  door to door transport for a start. I’m really worried about what it will lead to if something isn’t done to compensate our country for this great injustice. I have to leave it there.

 

The Aubane social Club held their first fundraising Tea Dance on Sunday afternoon and it was a great success.  The funds go to the upkeep of their Community Centre. They plan to host another in the Spring.

[read more …] “Eily’s Report – 6th November”

“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.)

While modern technology has connected us with the outside world, it has also managed us to dis-connect us from the importance and art of conversation amongst ourselves. 

On this week’s edition of ‘Where the road takes me’, John Greene meets Independent TD Michael Healy-Rae, an excellent conversationalist in his own right. 

His first book is neither political or a memoir, but it does remind us about how we Irish, who are supposed to be top class at the gift of the gab, have abandoned our art. 

From his book ‘A time to talk’, Michael relates a story about his cousin who became a whistle-blower, and paid for his good citizenship with his life.

There’s a story about a funeral, where miraculously ‘the dead’ came back to life, and the young girl who underwent a surgical procedure that will shock you.  [read more …] ““Where the Road Takes Me” on C103 This Sunday at 7pm”

Local Lotto Results

The results of this weeks Lotto Draw which was held at the Bush Bar on Tuesday Night.

Numbers drawn were 3,8,20,21 ,and the Jackpot was not won. €100 went to Gary O’Brien, Macroom. The seller was Colemans and they got €50 sellers prize, €50 went to Martin Murphy,

Pound Hill, €20 each to Josie Walsh c/o The Mal Passo, Donagh Tarrant, Australia, More Flutes than 12th of July, C/O the Mal Passo, Daragh OSullivan, Minor Row, Siobhan Curtin, Kilcorney, Healy Family, Keale. Mary O Mahony, Inchleigh House.Shane Tarrant ,Dooneen.

Jackpot for next week €9,800 the Draw at Corkerys Bar on Sunday night.

Pilates with Aoife at The Loft, West End, Millstreet

Pilates  @ The Loft -Millstreet
November schedule commencing next week:

Monday Mornings @ 10am
Tuesday & Wednesday Evenings

For further information see
Pilates by Aoife on Facebook
Or phone /text – 087 9634676

We thank Aoife for this notice.  (S.R.)

“Radio Treasures” on Cork Music Station Tonight 9:30 to 11:00

Tonight on “Radio Treasures” we share more highlights from our presentation at Millstreet Gramophone Circle on a recent Friday night….See music list below.   Our 10pm feature tonight includes our Visit to a recent Local Auction and local news updates including the Afternoon Tea event to be held at Aubane Community Centre next Sunday plus our meeting with the Winners of the local Tidy Towns Competition at the Award Event in the Clara Inn last Wednesday night.   Tonight on Cork Music Station we include our usual blend of music, song and musings.   We hear, as always, the late Tom Goggin’s “Phonecall to Heaven” for those bereaved.   Feel most welcome to tune in and to make contact on the “Seán Radley” Facebook Chatline  You may also email <millstreetmuseum@eircom.net>.  Happy Listening!   Incidentally the beautiful rose images below were recorded by loyal Listener Dianne Hansen in New Zealand.  Click on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.)

The Programme which was presented on a recent Friday night at Millstreet Gramophone Circle.

Liam Flynn’s magnificent Floral Arrangement at Church 2018.
Liam Flynn at the recent very successful Donal Guiney Memorial Quiz 2018 at McCarthy’s Bar receiving his award from Deputy Michael Moynihan, T.D. (on left).

  [read more …] ““Radio Treasures” on Cork Music Station Tonight 9:30 to 11:00″

Joanna Wins Herlihy’s Centra Halloween Coloring Competition 2018

Sincere congratulations to Joanna O’Shea who was the winner of Herlihy’s Centra Halloween Coloring Competition 2018.   We thank Greg for the splendid picture.  Click on the image to enlarge.  (S.R.)

Winner Joanna with Centra Manager Greg.

Death Notice: Nora Gleeson, Dublin & Kilcorney

The death has occurred on  Sunday 28th October 2018 of Nora GLEESON (née Gleeson) Ballydoyle, Dublin / Kilcorney, Cork. Peacefully at Bridhaven Nursing Home, Mallow, loving wife of the late Brendan and beloved sister of the late Betty, Teddy, Tina, Kate and Meg. Deeply regretted by her nephews, nieces, grandnephews, grandnieces, great grand nephews, great grand nieces, sister-in-law, brother-in-law, relatives and friends. Funeral arrangements later.
Funeral arrangements later. David Tarrant, Funeral Director  029-70176 / 087 2525095. [RIP]