The death has occurred on Tuesday 26th March 2019 of Brendan Lande Dublin / Dromagh. (Formerly Dromagh and Bishopstown, Cork also ex RTÉ) Much loved husband of Marie and loving father to Celine, Gerard, Kevin, Justin and Paul. Sadly missed by his loving family, his brother Tommy, sister Breeda, brother-in-law, sisters-in-law, daughters-in-law, son-in-law, grandchildren, his cousins, nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. Rest in Peace.
Removal to the Church of the Ascension of the Lord, Balally, on Friday 29th arriving at 6’oc. Funeral Mass on Saturday at 12’oc followed by cremation in Mt Jerome Crematorium. Family flowers only. All enquiries to Peter Massey Funerals 01 2932828. [rip] [RTÉ]
Our 10pm interview tonight takes us back to the appearance of the Red Bull Formula One Car in Millstreet-on Cork Music Station We include an interview with the car owner – Paul O’Connell and we hear the amazing sound of the racing car in The Square. 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. One may also email us on millstreetmuseum @eircom.net – Happy Listening!
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It’s the last week of March, the third week of the Season of Lent. It was a very exciting week in Millstreet with the Sacrament of Confirmation been given to 97 young boys and girls representing Millstreet, Cloghoula and Cullen schools. Our big church was packed to capacity and the sunny day outside added to the wonder of it all. The Girls from the Presentation Convent School sang the hymns through the ceremony with His Lordship Bishop Ray Browne as Chief Celebrant. Families and extended family members came from many parts of Ireland as well as from many other countries to join their loved ones in the Holy Celebration.
Following the ceremony the Bishop and Priests traveled to Dromagh to impart the Sacrament of Confirmation on a number of Children there, and we would to thank the Clergy for the wonderful ceremonies and congratulate all the boys and girls who were Confirmed and wish them God’s Blessing in the future.
Blessed with splendid weather some 97 young people received the Sacrament of Confirmation at St. Patrick’s Church, Millstreet on Wednesday, 20th March 2019 with Bishop of Kerry – Bishop Ray Browne – administering the Sacrament. The Liturgy, singing, music and the excellent coordination of photographic recordings – all were a true credit to the various Coordinators. Bishop Ray stood for not only class group photographs of Presentation N.S., Millstreet B.N.S., Cloghoula N.S. and Cullen N.S. but also for every individual as well as family groups. Here we share some 28 images from the most impressive celebration. Click on the pictures to enlarge. (S.R.) [read more …] “Celebrating the Sacrament of Confirmation 2019 in Millstreet”
We thank Presenter, John Greene, for advance information to this Sunday (24th March 2019) evening’s programme at 7 on C103. (S.R.)
Another one of Cork’s Showband stars has passed away.
Over the Bank Holiday weekend, Declan Ryan died peacefully at his home in Blackrock on Cork City’s Southside.
On this week’s edition of ‘Where the road takes me’, John Greene pays tribute to the man who once fronted the ‘Regal’ and ‘Arrivals’ showbands.
We hear excerpts from an interview recorded with him over two years ago, in which he describes leaving his job at the parcels office in CIE, to become a fulltime singer and musician. At seventeen years of age, Declan, as lead singer with the Regal, was now earning twice as much as his father was.
We hear how his big hit ‘I need you’ came about, and reached number six in the Irish charts in 1965.
The death has occurred on Thursday 21st March 2019 of Christy Dennehy, Youghal / Kilcorney. Christy, (Redforge, Garryduff, Lackaroe, Youghal and late of Kilcorney, Millstreet) beloved husband of the late Margaret (nee Mason)(Clashmore) loving son of the late Peter and Julia, and loving brother of the late Nora-May, Philomena, Andrew, Danny, Matthew, Pete-Joe, and John. Much loved Dad of Mary (O’Keeffe), Peter, Sheila, and Martina (Landers), sadly missed by his loving family, grandchildren Aaron, Roisin, Conor, Colm and Emma, sons-in-law Billy and Brian, sister Rita (Leneghan) (Kanturk), broters-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, grandnieces, grandnephews, relatives, neighbours and friends. Rest in Peace.
Reposing at Egan’s Funeral Home, Greencloyne, Youghal P36 KN29 on Saturday from 6pm until prayers at 8pm. Burial in North Abbey Cemetery, Youghal on Sunday following 11am Mass at the Holy Family Church, Youghal. [rip]
The response to the fundraising Daffodil Day 2019 in aid of the Irish Cancer Society within the Millstreet area was hugely supportive with a most impressive total (as of now) of €4,100.00 lodged into the account of the Irish Cancer Society. We thank Phil Sheehan of the Coordinating Team for the update. This is a very encouraging result from today’s tremendous work by several Volunteers outside Herlihy’s Centra, Millstreet Post Office, Supervalu and Coleman’s Centra – especially when one considers that weather truly affected the overall national response and the ICS is not confident that the annual target of €4 million will be reached this year so nationwide the appeal continues. Here we feature some 10 images from today’s Daffodil Day in Millstreet Town. The Organising Team extends sincere thanks for such a superb response here in Millstreet. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.) [read more …] “Wonderful Response to Daffodil Day 2019 in Millstreet”
This Friday, 22nd March 2019 is National Daffodil Day in aid of the Irish Cancer Society. Dedicated Volunteers are at a variety of venues throughout Millstreet Town. The generous support for such a praiseworthy cause is greatly appreciated. Yesterday on 21st March in Millstreet G.A.A. Community Hall a special Coffee Morning for the very same cause was most successful and had been coordinated by Mary Fitzgerald (in red on third image below). We share a selection of images from that event. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.) [read more …] “Today is National Daffodil Day in Aid of Irish Cancer Society”
The death has taken place of Michael O’Herlihy, Main Street, Buttevant, Cork, and late of Killetra, Millstreet. Peacefully, at Cork University Hospital, on Tuesday 19th March 2019. Beloved husband of the late Dolly (Buckley) and much loved father of Denis, Therese (O’Neill), D.J, Norma (Trimm), Majella (Jenks) and the late Mary. Sadly missed by his loving family, adored grandchildren, Clodagh, Amy, David, Aoibheann, Ava, Ben, Jack and Luka, sons-in-law, daughters-in-law, nephews, nieces, relatives and friends.
Reposing in O’Keeffe’s Funeral Home, Buttevant on Thursday from 6.30pm to 8pmfollowed by removal to St. Mary’s Church, Buttevant. Requiem Mass on Friday at 2pm. Funeral afterwards to St. Brigid’s Cemetery. May he rest in peace. [rip]
Neil is nephew of the late Con O’Sullivan of Lyreaoune, Cullen and his truly important role in this year’s New York and Staten Island St. Patrick’s Day Parades is highly prestigious. His father, Tim O’Sullivan (Corney) came from Lyreaoune, Cullen, and his mother, Katherine Murphy’s people came from Knocknashinnagh , Cullen. And, in addition, both father and son shared the same very special honour. We extend sincere congratulations on such a tremendous honour.
Our 10pm interview tonight takes us back to St. Patrick’s Day Mass 2019 and “Highland Cathedral”-on Cork Music Station Also in tonight’s “Radio Treasures” we include musings, music and songs galore. And we chat about the many items illustrated below. 1. Margaret Moynihan at Millstreet Gramophone Circle – excellent programme. 2. Sponsored Walk by MCS Students from School to Drishane Estate and back in aid of School Library Development. 3. Andrew Dennehy’s Tractor in Millstreet St. Patrick’s Day Parade. 4. Champion Climber Tom Lehane visits Presentation N.S. on St. Patrick’s Week. Lots more images of these topics later. 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!
The Annual Coffee Morning coordinated by Mary Fitzgeraldfor Daffodil Day in March 2019 is always wonderfully supported. The event takes place in Millstreet GAA Community Hall this Thursday 21st March from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.. Everyone is most welcome. On Friday 22nd March – Daffodil Day 2019 – there will be a number of usual venues throughout
the town where one can contribute and receive the various emblems as well as bunches of daffodils – all in aid of the Irish Cancer Society. (S.R.)
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Whichever way you look at it we had a wonderful St. Patrick’s weekend here in Millstreet. It had something for everyone and the weather was good.
Saturday a convoy of double decker buses, went through our town ferrying over 5000 revelers to the annual Tech Works Festival at the Green Glens Arena.
On Saturday night our Comhaltas Ceoltóirí group played in the Church at the 6.30 Mass. Then on St. Patrick’s Day our wonderful Pipe band played at the church grounds as people were going in to the 11.30 Mass which was conselebrated by three local men, Fr. Paddy O Byrne, Fr. Billy Radley and Fr. Sean Tucker. Then the band played while entering the church and took part in many parts of the mass. The Church Choir attended and their combined grand finale literally lifted the roof, when they joined our lovely organist Jane to play a rousing recital of Highland Cathedral. No words of mine could do justice to the joy it brought to all in the church on St. Patrick’s Day. Spellbound, is the best way to describe it.
Blessed with fresh weather conditions on Sunday 17th March 2019 the wonderful morning tradition was upheld of St. Patrick’s Day Mass in St. Patrick’s Church where the Millstreet Pipe Band truly enhances the liturgy especially with the magnificent “Highland Cathedral” with pipes and organ (the repeat of which may be heard this Tuesday at 10pm on “Radio Treasures” on Cork Music Station) and also gives a brief recital in the Church Grounds. The organist with the Millstreet Choir was Jane Daly. The Celebrant of the Mass was Fr. Billy Radley with Concelebrants Fr. Paddy O’Byrne and Fr. Seán Tucker. Here we share some 21 images from the very special annual occasion. The Band took part in the Parade at 5pm for the amazing 67th time. Present in our group image are two of the Members who have been in the Band since the early 1950s – Tim O’Shea and Liam Coffey. Click on the pictures to enlarge. (S.R.) [read more …] “Upholding a Wonderful St. Patrick’s Day 2019 Tradition in Millstreet”
It’s rare to see double decker buses in Millstreet but on Sat. 16th March 2019 a number of them were part of the transport bringing huge numbers of enthusiastic young people to Green Glens for the annual TechWorks Festival. Participants travelled from many parts of Ireland and some came from the UK also. The event commences shortly after midday and ended at midnight. The occasion was very well coordinated and security was most professional. Such was the volume of the modern music that it echoed beyond Green Glens. Clearly it was a happy and enjoyable occasion for the great number of participants. We thank Thomas, Pat and Muireann and the TechWorks organisers for permitting us to share images from the very colourful event. Click on the pictures (almost 40) to enlarge. (S.R.) [read more …] “TechWorks Festival at Green Glens Attracts Huge Young Audience”
Maintaining a wonderful tradition at St. Patrick’s Church in Millstreet – Members of Millstreet CCÉ played a number of superb traditional airs at Mass on the Eve of St. Patrick’s Day 2019. The blessed shamrock was placed near the altar. Celebrant was Canon John Fitzgerald, P.P.. Beannachtaí na Féile Pádraig oraibh go léir – The Blessings of St. Patrick to All. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.) [read more …] “Millstreet CCÉ Play at St. Patrick’s Eve Mass”
Last year’s Carriganima Parade took place in snowy conditions as illustrated in our 2018 images. It was Fr. Anthony Wickham who was Grand Marshal of the ever popular Parade. Shane McCarthy of Carriganima very kindly assisted us in video recording the wonderful event. This year’s Parade takes place on this Monday at 3pm. Everyone is very welcome. As always a mighty atmosphere at The Pub follows where many assemble. Seán Murphy, Coordinator supereme, will as usual act as MC on the day during which his commentary of the Parade is always both witty, humorous and informative. And Seán has just informed us that this year’s Grand Marshal will be the very same Fr. Anthony Wickham. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.) [read more …] “Carriganima St. Patrick’s Parade on Monday 18th March at 3pm”
Halliden (Rathcoole) On March 14th.2019 Peacefully at home in the presence of her loving family, Mary (née Twomey, Banteer) beloved wife of the late Darby and dear mother of Pat, Ellen (Dunne), Eilish (O’Leary), Marian (Kelleher), Joan (Sheahan), Angela (Linehan) and the late baby Grace, sister of Connie and the late Michael. Deeply regretted and sadly missed by her loving family, sons-in-law Michael, Richard, Dan, John and John, her adored 17 grandchildren, nephews-in-law Monsignor Dan and Pat O’Connor, carers Helen and Margaret, neighbours, relatives and friends.
Reposing at McCarthy’s Funeral Home, Banteer. Rosary on Saturday evening at 8 o’clock. Reposing Sunday evening from 6 o’clock followed by removal at 8 o’clock to St. John’s Church, Dromagh. Funeral Mass on Monday at 12 noon followed by burial in Kilcorney Old Cemetery. May she rest in peace. [rip]
Dia is Mhuire díobh go léir a chairde, and welcome to my report.
Storm Gareth is venting its feeling on the world outside as I sit to write my weekly account of local happenings. So far the weekend weather has seen wild winds, heavy sleety downpours and the thunder and lightening left many without power. So the yellow warning still exits and it would be advisable to heed its message. But there’s always hope and the sight on our web today of a mother sheep and her two woolly lambs enjoying new life in Carriganima would give rise to anybodies spirits. Buíochas le Dia.
The people of Rathmore were lucky with the weather on Sunday when they went ahead at 1.30 with their St. Patrick’s Day Parade. We will be asking for clemency in the weather also on Sunday next when its our turn to pull out all the stops in honour of our Patron Saint Patrick himself. The organising committee are working hard on their preparations but it takes every man, woman and child to give the annual event the support that it deserves.
The death has occurred on Monday 11th March 2019 of Kathleen Cotter, late of Coolagh, Newmarket, and 1 Old Coach Avenue, Liscahane, Millstreet. Passed away peacefully at home in the presence of her loving family, wife of the late Dan Joe and mother of the late infant son Daniel. Deeply regretted by her daughters, Mary O’Sullivan (Barradubh, Killarney), Catherine Fitzegerald (Killarney), Eileen Lyons (Millstreet), Margaret O’Callaghan (Millstreet), son David Cotter (Banteer), grandchildren Peter, David, Patrick, Aoife, Emma, Jennifer, Amy, Sophie, Louise and Steven, sister Joanie Drumm (Newmarket), sons-in-law, daughter-in-law, nephews, nieces, relatives, neighbours and friends.
Reposing in Tarrants Funeral Home, Millstreet on Wednesday evening from 6pm to 8pm. Reception into St. Patrick’s Church, Millstreet on Thursday for 12 noon Mass, burial afterwards in St. Mary’s Cemetery. [rip]
On Monday night (11th March 2019) the very impressive Booklet outlining the History of Millstreet Credit Union 1968 to 2016 was officially launched at Credit Union H.Q. in The Square, Millstreet. Here we share three images from the historic occasion. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)
It was John O’Keeffe’s niece – Peg O’Keeffe of Drishane Road, Millstreet – who this Monday morning (11th March 2019) officially unveiled the very impressive plaque at the Bridge in Millstreet Town Park in the presence of a wonderful cross section of local people and visitors including relatives from Mitchelstown of the late Lena. Members of Millstreet Tidy Towns and Members of Millstreet Town Park were also present. Chairman of Millstreet Town Park Committee – Denis Twomey – delivered a superb speech acknowledging the amazing contribution both John and the late Lena made to Millstreet over several years. Denis Hickey and his Team had the ground and plaque placement splendidly prepared. Here we share some 18 images illustrating what a very special occasion it was – blessed, thankfully, by perfect weather conditions. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)
Everyone is welcome to the unveiling of a special plaque at the Bridge in Millstreet Town Park on Monday, 11th March 2019 at 10:30 a.m.. The Plaque is dedicated to John O’Keeffe and the late Lena O’Keeffe in recognition of their magnificent contribution to Millstreet Tidy Towns Association and to Millstreet Town Park over many years. Our picture shows John and Lena photographed in 2006. Click on the image to enlarge. (S.R.)