Death Notice: Jimmy Murphy, The Tanyard

The death has occurred on Friday 5th April 2019 of James (Jimmy) Murphy, No 12 Tanyard, Millstreet. Deeply regretted by his brother, sisters, brothers-in-law, sister-in-law, nieces, nephews, uncle, aunt and cousins. Lying in Repose in St Patrick’s Church, Millstreet on Tuesday evening from 6.30pm to 7.30pm. Requiem Mass on Wednesday at 12 noon burial afterwards in St Mary’s Cemetery. [rip]

Presentation by Lucey Transport Ltd. Drivers to Donal Barry on His Recent Retirement

Drivers of Millstreet Depot of Lucey Transport Ltd. assembled at the Macroom Road Centre on Saturday afternoon, 6th April 2019 to make a special presentation to the very popular Donal Barry of Boherbue on his recent retirement after 45 years of wonderfully dedicated service at Lucey Transport Ltd., Millstreet.   Following some very witty sincere speeches the group enjoyed refreshments at Café Aroma at Minor Row, Millstreet.  We, as well as the Organisers of this presentation, extend sincere congratulations to Donal and wish him many long years of happy and healthy retirement.   Click on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.)

Donal Barry (centre) accepts the presentation from Jerry Murphy (representing the Drivers of the Millstreet Depot of Lucey Transport Ltd.).
Pictured with Donal are some of the Organisers of the special presentation – from left: Daithí Collins, (Donal Barry,) Jerry Murphy and Nicholas Buckley.

Death Notice: Mary Gahan, Minor Row

The death has occurred of Mary Gahan, Minor Row, Millstreet. Retired N.S. teacher. Passed away peacefully at her residence, sadly missed by her cousins, friends and good neighbours.
Lying in repose in Tarrant’s Funeral Home, Millstreet, on Sunday evening from 6.30pm to 7.30pm. Reception into St Patrick’s Church, Millstreet, on Monday for 12 noon Mass, burial afterwards in Drishane Cemetery. May She Rest in Peace. [rip [read more …] “Death Notice: Mary Gahan, Minor Row”

Upcoming Musical Events 2019

Tadhg Murphy of Cork is the Presenter at The Music Room in Boherbue on this Thursday, 4th April 2019 at 8pm.   The next Millstreet Gramophone Circle takes place on Friday, 26th April at 8.15pm when we invite our audience to share one or two CDs of their favourite songs/music in “Listeners’ Choice”.   And our Bealtaine presentation takes place on Friday, 31st May at 8:15pm with Michael Drew of Boherbue sharing a wonderful programme of music and song.   Recently in Freemount a magnificent presentation was given by Mary Broderick and her sister, Clare Murphy.  We share images here of that very special event where a capacity audience was delighted with the splendid programme.  Click on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.) [read more …] “Upcoming Musical Events 2019”

Sincere Congratulations to Swimmer Supreme Conor Moynihan

Conor Moynihan had a really magnificent Swim Gala in South Africa last week…28-31 March 2019… with lots of PBs (personal bests) and medals.  Conor is grandson of Margaret & Michael Moynihan, Killarney Road, Millstreet.  We thank Conor’s Dad – Niall – for sharing this wonderful image of Swimmer Supreme Conor and for the update on such superb achievements in the World of Sport.   Click on the image to enlarge.  (S.R.)

Fr. James, Áine and Giles Tonight on “Radio Treasures” 9:30 to 11:00

Our 10pm feature tonight greets a wonderful New Arrival – Giles from Dublin – We join Áine Collins at the official opening of her new Election Office in Millstreet and we’re delighted to feature the very first of Fr. James McSweeney’s Reflections on “Radio Treasures” and we celebrate Mother’s Day 2019 at Herlihy’s Centra-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.   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.  (S.R.)

Eily’s Report – 2nd April

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

The Month of April is in with a bang, and a bit of a burrrr.

We didn’t expect to be donning the Winter woollies at such a fast rate. Going from 15/16 degrees to Zero almost overnight was a shock to the system but then April showers always brought bright May Flowers, and Hope Springs Eternal.

The monthly bulletin from IRD came as usual with the start of the new month and it makes good reading for all those who are in need of home improvement schemes. Their service is free to all those who are on receipt of Fuel Allowance, Working Family Allowance, Domiciliary Care Allowance, Care Allowance, One Parent Family Allowance, Job Seekers Allowance etc. Terms and conditions apply, and their Services include, Attic Insulation, Cavity Wall Insulation, External as well as Internal Wall Insulation, Heating Upgrade, Window Replacement, Lagging Jackets, Draught Proofing and Energy Efficient Lighting.

IRD Duhallow also has a host of courses and training opportunities to suit all ages and circumstances.

[read more …] “Eily’s Report – 2nd April”

Installing New Windows at Carnegie Hall

Due to the installation of new windows at Carnegie Hall, Millstreet – the Library will be closed until this Thursday.  Millstreet Museum will be open on Tuesday, 2nd April 2019 from 9:30am to 1:40pm but due to the windows installation at the Museum Centre will be closed on Wednesday, 3rd April.  Click on the images below to enlarge.  (S.R.) [read more …] “Installing New Windows at Carnegie Hall”

Milk Processing Plant being considered for Kilcorney Creamery

One of the major agribusiness news items during the week was that Coca-Cola are planning to set up a milk plant in Ireland. Not exceptional news as it is well known that Coca-cola is moving to diversify away from sugary drinks.

However, speaking to John yesterday, he was telling us that Coca-Cola have actually been exploring the possibility of setting up their milk plant on the site of the old creamery in Kilcorney. He added that they  have been contacting local dairy farmers, if they would be interested supplying their milk directly to the new Coke plant.

Apparently, the response has been overwhelmingly positive, and it is hoped that if the plant goes ahead, the new plant can create a lot of employment for the area, just like the Nutricia infant formula plant has done for Kilmurray.

The Old Kilcorney Creamery which ceased operation about 2005

Coca-Cola is increasingly looking to diversify away from sugary drinks, and has been working closely with the IDA to potentially establish a dairy facility here.  [read more …] “Milk Processing Plant being considered for Kilcorney Creamery”

Death Notice: Brendan Lande, Dublin & Dromagh

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]

[read more …] “Death Notice: Brendan Lande, Dublin & Dromagh”

“Radio Treasures” Goes Racing Tonight! Broadcast from 9:30 to 11:00

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!

Some of the Pupils from Cloghoula N.S. on a guided tour of Millstreet Museum this Tuesday morning – 26th March 2019.
A wonderfully attractive vintage car that parked for a brief period at Main Street, Millstreet a few weeks ago.

[read more …] ““Radio Treasures” Goes Racing Tonight! Broadcast from 9:30 to 11:00″

Eily’s Report 26th March

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

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.

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Celebrating the Sacrament of Confirmation 2019 in Millstreet

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”

“Where the Road Takes Me” Remembers Declan Ryan on C103

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.

And…………. [read more …] ““Where the Road Takes Me” Remembers Declan Ryan on C103″

Death Notice: Christy Dennehy, Youghal, and late of Kilcorney

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]

Wonderful Response to Daffodil Day 2019 in Millstreet

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”

Today is National Daffodil Day in Aid of Irish Cancer Society

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”

Death Notice: Michael O’Herlihy, Buttevant, and late of Killetra

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]

Prestigious Grand Marshal 2019 Role in New York for Neil O’Sullivan Who Has Cullen Connections

We thank Annabelle O’Sullivan for sharing this uplifting and very interesting article with us. Click on the image to enlarge. (S.R.)
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.

Millstreet Knitting Together Supporting Greater Chernobyl Cause

Fiona Corcoran, Chief Executive/Founder “The Greater Chernobyl Cause” (in centre with purple cap) was delighted to accept from “Millstreet Knitters Together” a wonderful variety of beautifully knitted caps etc. as well as sacks of clothes for the most praiseworthy cause. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)
“Millstreet Knitters Together” meet on a weekly basis at Main Street and have, over the years, supported many wonderful causes through their very creative knitting projects. And there’s always a welcome cuppa and scones at the end of each session.
We thank Mary Buckley of Laught for alerting us to this excellent local Group whose work and support is most impressive.

[read more …] “Millstreet Knitting Together Supporting Greater Chernobyl Cause”

“Radio Treasures” Tuesday 19th March on Air 9:30 to 11:00pm

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!

Annual Coffee Morning This Thursday Coordinated by Mary Fitzgerald for Daffodil Day 2019

The Annual Coffee Morning coordinated by Mary Fitzgerald for 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 great effort maintained throughout Daffodil Day on Friday, 27th March 2015 resulted in a grand total of €4,053.00 for the Irish Cancer Society. We thank Phil Sheehan for this important information. Click on the image to enlarge. (S.R.)

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.)

Eily’s Report – 19th March

 

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

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.

[read more …] “Eily’s Report – 19th March”

Upholding a Wonderful St. Patrick’s Day 2019 Tradition in Millstreet

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”

TechWorks Festival at Green Glens Attracts Huge Young Audience

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”

Millstreet CCÉ Play at St. Patrick’s Eve Mass

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”