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”

Professor Bernard O’Donoghue Conferred with Honorary Doctorate

At a special ceremony in Dublin’s College of Physicians Professor Bernard O’Donoghue of Oxford and Cullen was recently conferred with an Honorary Doctorate. We congratulate Dr. Bernard on this highly prestigious honour accorded to the Poet Supreme from the Barony of Duhallow. Also present from left – Pat McCarron of Bandon (who made the photo available to us), Heather O’Donoghue and Pádraig McCarron.

[read more …] “Professor Bernard O’Donoghue Conferred with Honorary Doctorate”

Wonderfully Successful Sunday Coffee Morning at Cinnamon in aid of Playground Development

We feature the first three images of the hugely successful Fundraising Coffee Morning held at “Cinnamon” in West End, Millstreet this Sunday, 27th Oct. 2019.  The focus of the Fundraiser – the upcoming development of Millstreet Town Park Children’s Playground.  Click on the pictures to enlarge.  (S.R.)
[read more …] “Wonderfully Successful Sunday Coffee Morning at Cinnamon in aid of Playground Development”

Death Notice: Pat (Patrick) O’Keeffe, Glountane

The death has occurred of Pat (Patrick) O’Keeffe Glountane, Cullen, Cork. Unexpectedly, but peacefully, at Marymount on Saturday 26th October 2019. Beloved husband of Moira (née O’Mahony) and dear father of Marie (Morley), Kate (Kelleher), Trish (Moylan), Mag (Preston) and son Hugh. Sadly missed by his loving wife and family, his adored 10 grandchildren, brothers and sisters Anne, Michael, Peg (Margaret), Kevin, Bernadette and Eileen, his sons in law Conor, Jerry, Séan and Donal, daughter in law Nollaig, sisters in law, brothers in law, nephews, nieces, cousins, relatives, neighbours and friends.

Reposing in the Church of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Cullen (P51 E195), on Monday from 4.30pm-8pm. Requiem Mass on Tuesday at 12 noon. Burial afterwards in the adjoining cemetery. Family flowers only, please. Donations, if desired, to Marymount Hospice. House Strictly Private Please. May He Rest in Peace. [rip]

[read more …] “Death Notice: Pat (Patrick) O’Keeffe, Glountane”

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

We thank C103 Presenter, John Greene for advance information re this evening’s programme at 7pm.  (S.R.)

Over the past few years,  John O’Leary became a popular and regular contributor to ‘Where the road takes me’.

Born in Carrigroe near Clonakilty in 1923, John spent  his early years in the Garda Siochana, patrolling the streets of Dublin. 

In past programmes, we heard his views on politicians from all parties who helped to form our State. 

In this week’s edition of the programme, John talks to John Greene about the many wonderful and colourful characters he encountered while patrolling the streets of our capital city. 

We hear tales of encounters with Brendan Behan, Christy Browne, Margaret Pearse sister of Padraig and Willie Pearse, and the Queen of Moore Street Ellen Comiskey.  [read more …] ““Where the Road Takes Me” at 7 this Sunday Evening on C103″

“Singalongers Supreme” Hold First Very Successful Get Together

At Millstreet Day Care Centre the very first get together of “Singalongers Supreme” was held on Wednesday, 23rd Oct. 2019 at 7:30pm organised by Helen, Patricia, Angela and Danny assisted also by Petra and Marie.   All agreed that it was a wonderful success.   All were delighted to be joined by outstanding singers Joe and Ciara Guerin and by musician Miriam O’Sullivan.   We were even joined by Andrias Guerin through facetime live from the UK rendering a great rendition of “James Connolly”.   Here we share some eleven images from the most enjoyable occasion where refreshments were also provided.  Tap on the pictures to enlarge.  (S.R.) [read more …] ““Singalongers Supreme” Hold First Very Successful Get Together”

Presentation of Cheques at The Pub in Carriganima on Sat. 2nd Nov. 2019 at 9pm

Two most impressive cheques of €1,250.00 each will be presented to Macroom and Millstreet Community Hospitals at The Pub in Carriganima on Sat. 2nd Nov. 2019 at 9pm – the result of the very successful Walk/Run/Jog event which took place recently around the wonderfully scenic area of Carriganima.   Coordinator Jimmy Murphy and his superbly dedicated Team express sincere thanks for such uplifting support at this annual event.  Following the cheque presentations and refreshments it’s the one and only hugely popular Singer/Musician from Scotland – Johnny Bremner – who will be providing the excellent musical entertainment for the remainder of the night.  Click on the images below to enlarge.  (S.R.)

Carriganima Annual Walk 2019

This is a colourful Poster from 2015 when Johnny appeared at Carriganima  and on that occacion the very popular Johnny Bremner from Scotland was interviewed by presenter Tim Coughlan on c103 at 8.30 pm on Sunday 2nd August 2015 and  appeared at The Pub in Carriganima on Saturday,8th August 2015. We thank Seán Murphy for this information. Click on the Poster to enlarge.  And we welcome Johnny back to Carriganima on Sat. 2nd Nov. 2019.  (S.R.)

[read more …] “Presentation of Cheques at The Pub in Carriganima on Sat. 2nd Nov. 2019 at 9pm”

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

Tonight on “Radio Treasures” we feature the truly wonderful instrumental and vocal soundtrack of the 1951 universally popular film made in Co. Mayo – “The Quiet Man” and we get to hear the Country-and-Western Music of the famous Jimmy Rodgers “The Singing Brakeman”.  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.)

The wonderfully colourful Toddlers’ Halloween Party 2019 in Millstreet GAA Community Hall this Tuesday morning. 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.) [read more …] ““Radio Treasures” on Cork Music Station 9:30 to 11pm this Tuesday”

Eily’s Report – 22nd October

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

The first frosts of winter were crisp on everything when we got up on Monday morning. The sudden drop in temperatures sent us  reaching for our warm boots and scarves. But the noon sun came out and melted it all away.

On Sunday last which was Mission Sunday, some fruits of the earth were placed on the Alter for all Masses and the Priest thanked the Lord for the abundance food for both man and beast which the land produced over the past number of months and prayed for the hands that worked on them.  The choir sang hymns appropriate for the occasion.”All things bright and beautiful, all creatures great and small, all things wise and wonderful, the Lord God made them all”.   Buíochas le Dia.

[read more …] “Eily’s Report – 22nd October”

Conferring at UCC – Michael Howard of Kilcorney

Michael Howard, Kilcorney who was conferred with a degree of Master of Planning & Sustainable Development (MPlan) at UCC today (Monday 21st Oct. 2019). Pictured with girlfriend Aoife Murphy and parents Mary and Donie Howard.   Sincere congratulations to Michael.  Tap on the image to enlarge. (S.R.)

Sports People Supreme Participating in III ITFU Taekwondo Open World Championships in Sardinia

Over 30 Irish competitors will strike out from Ireland to Sardinia this week to complete in the III ITFU Taekwondo Open World Championships. Millstreet will be well represented with Connie Vaughan and Shannon Murphy;  Joshua O’Sullivan, Ballydaly;  Rachel Gaffney, Dooneen;  Michael Thornton, Drishanebeg;  Brother and Sister duo, Sadhb O’Connor & Emmet O’Connor, Millstreet;  Mother & Daughter duo Aoife & Carsíosa Foley, Rathcoole. It has been a tough training regime under Grand Master Don Dalton and fantastic Achievement for all of them to get this far. Go n-éirí an bóthar libh go léir. We thank Mary O’Sullivan for the picture and caption. Tap on the image to enlarge.  (S.R.)

“Where the Road Takes Me” on Bere Island C103 7pm Sunday

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

This week on Where the road takes me,  John Greene heads for Bere Island, just off the Castletownbere coast on the Beara Peninsula.

He meets up with five people on the island, each with their own story to tell, but one thing in common –  they are all involved with Bere Island Community Radio. 

The island is a partner in the EU Grassroots Wavelength project which aims to set up low power community stations in rural communities in Europe.

Broadcasting three hours per week, Bere Island is joined on the project by Romania, Portugal and Madeira.  [read more …] ““Where the Road Takes Me” on Bere Island C103 7pm Sunday”

Death Notice: Jim O’Connor, West End

The death has occurred of Jim O’Connor, West End, Millstreet, Cork. Passed away peacefully on October 16th 2019 in the care of the ICU staff in CUH, son of Kathleen(Fanny) and the late Ted O’Connor, brother of Jerry, Neil and Maurice. Sadly missed by his loving mother, brothers, sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, relatives, neighbours, friends and colleagues in the F.C.A.
Lying in Repose in Tarrant’s Funeral Home, Millstreet on today Thursday from 6pm to 8pm followed by removal to St. Patrick’s Church, Millstreet. Requiem Mass on Friday at 12 noon burial afterwards in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Millstreet. [rip] [f]

 

[read more …] “Death Notice: Jim O’Connor, West End”

“Radio Treasures” on Cork Music Station 9:30 to 11pm this Tuesday Featuring Interviews with Three Wonderful 2019 American Visitors

Tonight on “Radio Treasures” our 10pm Interview is with Patrick W. O’Leary who shares his wonderfully positive feelings at the end of his recent visit to Millstreet and beyond.   And together we meet with Patrick’s sister, Eileen Murphy (née O’Leary) of Louisville, Kentucky and James Wickham formerly of New York now residing in Minnesota, USA – all having a great chat at Cinnamon Restaurant.  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 – Tap on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.)

From left: Patrick W. O’Leary (USA), Bishop William Crean, Fr. Winters and I at Rededication of Kilcorney Church. Patrick’s Interview will be broadcast at 10pm tonight.
American Visitors Eileen Murphy and James Wickham can be heard chatting following Patrick’s interview at 10pm tonight.
Twin brothers Paudie and John Healy celebrating their 60th Birthday in Killarney (full feature later).
Recent AGM of Drishane Region Project.
St. Patrick’s Day Parade of mid-1990s promoting local industry (from Millstreet Museum Pictorial Archive).
Angela Sheehan participating in the recent Rathmore Fashion Show in aid of the Friends of the Children of Chernobyl. (Full feature to follow later).

The O’Keeffe Family with Visitors at the hugely successful Model Toy Show held at the Family’s K&L Transport Centre venue.                                                                                                                                            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 mobile number.  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 Featuring Interviews with Three Wonderful 2019 American Visitors”

MCC Congratulates MTT on Recent Superb Success in TT National Awards

Millstreet Community Council congratulates Millstreet Tidy Towns Association on its truly superb success in the National Tidy Towns Competition 2019.  Joe Lawler on behalf of MCC extends very best wishes to all who have shown such inspiring dedication leading to increased marks and a further Bronze Medal (S.R.)

Members of Millstreet Tidy Towns Association attending the recent Award Event at the “Clara Inn”. Tap on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)
Prizewinners and MTT Committee Members at the recent TT Award Event in the “Clara Inn”.

Eily’s Report – 15th October

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

In spite of the unpredictable weather and being force-fed on the do’s and don’ts of Brexit we are keeping the wheels of Millstreet turning all the time. There was something for everyone this past weekend and we must congratulate the Healy twins John and Paudie on celebrating their 60th birthday.  Family and friends joined them at a lavish party in Killarney on Saturday which spilled over into Millstreet next day. We wish the popular pair many more years of health and happiness.

Over the weekend Cullen held their Harvest Thanksgiving Mass and large crowds of parents accompanied their children for  the vigil mass in Millstreet in preparation for their First Holy Communion which they will receive in the Spring. The Community Singers also attended.

The K&L Depot at Mount Leader, was alive to the sounds of every kind of machine and toy  and Game at the Model Toy Show which was hosted there on Sunday in brilliant weather, by Our Millstreet Vintage Club.

On the same afternoon many people attended the Rosary on the Coast for Life and Faith at our Holy Tubrid Well.

There were many games both of GAA and Camogie, with the weekly lotto Draw bringing the weekend to a close.

[read more …] “Eily’s Report – 15th October”

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

Thanks to John Green for advance information on this evening’s Programme.  (S.R.)

After two weeks looking into the future of Bandon town, we head North this week on Where the road takes me. 

John Greene visits Liscarroll to see how this village has changed and survived.

We meet a publican, farmer and poet, three people in fact rolled into one.

Inspired by the Yukon poet Robert Service, Philip Egan has found loads to inspire him into writing a number of poetry books, in a village steeped in history.

  [read more …] ““Where the Road Takes Me” at 7pm Today on C103″

Death Notice: Pauline O’Sullivan (née Cassidy), Lisnaboy

The death has occurred of Pauline O’Sullivan (née Cassidy), Lisnaboy, Cullen. Passed away peacefully at the Bons Secours Hospital Cork, surrounded by her adoring family. Predeceased by her parents Pat and Lucy and her loving sister Ann. She will be deeply missed by her adoring husband Andy and her dear children John, Martin, Sinead, Andrew, Mary and their partners. Fondly remembered by her sisters Kay, Josie, Ciara, Nora, Marian and her brothers Pat, James and Brendan, sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, nephews, nieces, relatives, neighbours and her many friends.
Reposing at her residence (P51 TY89) on Thursday from 4 pm to 8 pm.

Funeral mass on Monday (October 14th) in the Church of The Nativity Cullen at 12 noon. Burial afterwards to adjoining cemetery. Reception into the Church of The Nativity, Cullen on Friday for 12 noon Mass. Burial afterwards to adjoining cemetery. (House strictly private Friday morning).  Family flowers only. Donations, if desired, in lieu to cancer clinical trials Ireland. May She Rest In Peace. [rip]

Joe Murphy, Cullen & New York

Joe Murphy, a native of Lisnaboy, Cullen, was among other things, the editor of the Irish Echo & Irish Voice, County Cork Association President. He given many people their start in America, and widened the door for many others. He passed away last Saturday. Below is a quick note on his  life, times and contributions, written by the County Cork Association of New York:

The Officers and Members of the County Cork BP&P Association mourn the passing of our esteemed Past President, Joe Murphy. Joe was called to his eternal reward on Saturday, October 5, 2019 surrounded by his loving family at his home in Whitestone, NY after a long illness. Community activist and scribe, Joe was one of the elder statesmen of the County Cork Association and, indeed, of the entire Irish American Community. A native of Cullen, Co. Cork, the youngest of ten siblings, Joe was educated in the local national school, the “North Mon” in Cork City, and St. Augustine’s College, in Dungarvan, Co. Waterford. He immigrated to the United States in 1956, first
to California and then to New York City. He continued his academic pursuits at Long Beach State College and at New York City’s Fordham University.
Joe first secured employment in the banking profession, working both for the Bank of America and the Bank of New York. In the 1970’s, he took a position as advertising director with the Irish Echo newspaper, in New York, for which he already wrote a popular weekly column. Joe broadened his journalistic experience as the New York correspondent for the, then, Cork Examiner, and also for RTE. In that capacity, he was proud to work as an analyst, with the late Michael O’Hehir, on the broadcasting of two National Football League finals from New York’s Gaelic Park. [read more …] “Joe Murphy, Cullen & New York”

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

Tonight on “Radio Treasures” our 10pm Interview is with Patrick W., Valerie and Bobby fromn USA.  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 – Tap on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.)

Winners all at the Donal Guiney Memorial Annual Quiz at McCarthy’s Bar.
James Wickham and Eileen Murphy both bidding farewell to Millstreet as they set off for different parts of the USA.

Norma Buckley’s 3rd and 4th Class attending a superb session in Millstreet Library as part of Children’s Books Festival by Cork Co. Council Library Arts Service. The Workshop was conducted by by Writer, Graham Tugwell. We thank Librarian Grace for the information. (S.R.)
We thank Christy Lehane, Chairman, Kerry Friends of Motor Neuron for the poster.

[read more …] ““Radio Treasures” on Cork Music Station 9:30 to 11pm this Tuesday”