We thank Presenter, John Greene for advance information regarding this week’s programme where the focus is on Dr. Croke. (S.R.)
When Thomas William Croke was born in Kilbrin in 1823, the struggle for Catholic Emancipation was almost over. Yet, his mother Isabella, a Protestant aristocrat, was still shunned by her family, because of her marriage to a Catholic estate agent.
On this week’s edition of ‘Where the road takes me’, John Greene continues and concludes the story of the man after whom GAA Headquarters is named.
This week we hear how £1,872 was raised from the Croke Memorial hurling and football Tournament in 1913. The sum of money raised allowed the GAA to purchase Jones’s Road, which now became Croke Park.
Although his name is synonymous with hurling and football, Thomas Croke’s first love was handball, and we hear about his legacy to the sport in Fermoy.
Former GAA President Seán Kelly tells us why he feels Thomas Croke would be happy about the stadium being opened up to other sports today. [read more …] ““Where the Road Takes Me” – Focus on Archbishop Thomas William Croke”
O’Brien (Pouladuff Road and late of Kilcorney, Co Cork): On August 22, 2019, peacefully, in the excellent care of all the staff at Mallow General Hospital, CHRISTINE (née O’Sullivan), dearly beloved wife of Daniel, much loved mother of Bryan, Janet (Boston, USA) and the late baby Daniel and dear sister of all her predeceased brothers and sisters.
Sadly missed by her loving husband and family, daughter-in-law Natasha, grandchildren Luke, Danielle and Ellmarie,brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nephews, nieces, relatives, the staff and residents in Brídhaven Nursing Home and all her friends.
Lying in repose at the Temple Hill Funeral Home, Boreenmanna Road of Jerh. O’Connor Ltd. Removal at 6.30pm on Friday evening to the Church of the Immaculate Conception, The Lough. Requiem Mass at 10am on Saturday. Funeral afterwards to St Finbarr’s Cemetery. Family flowers only, please. May she rest in peace. [rip]
On Thursday, 22nd August 2019 Nora McSweeney in the company of her son, Fr. James – very kindly presented to Millstreet Museum the official Country Markets Ltd. Sign which was in use in Millstreet at the hugely popular Friday Country Market held weekly in Millstreet GAA Community Hall from 1992 until 2006. Nora dedicatedly brought the now familiar Sign every Friday from her home to the Market and then took it back home again as Nora was the Official Keeper of the Sign. And we also view a further very impressive new Sign put in place by Millstreet Community School and Millstreet GAA wishing Sportsmen supreme – Darragh Cashman and Luke Murphy every success in the upcoming All-Ireland event in Croke Park. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.) [read more …] “Historic Signs Then & Now – 1992 and 2019”
On 20th of August 2019 passed away unexpectedly in Cork University Hospital. Loving wife of the late Noel and dear mother of the late Gillian and sister of the late Dermot and Tim. Deeply regretted by her loving family sons Ben and Conor, daughter Gráinne (Casey), sisters Eileen, Esther and Maura. Sadly missed by her grandchildren Tom, Íde, Paddy and Annamaria, son-in-law Patrick, daughters-in-law Mary and Cristiane, neighbours and friends.
Lying in Repose at her residence on Thursday Rosary at 8pm. Reposing in Tarrant’s Funeral, Millstreet (Eircode P51 XF86) on Friday evening from 6pm to 8pm followed by Removal to St Patrick’s Church, Millstreet Town. Requiem Mass on Saturday at 12 noon burial afterwards in St Mary’s Cemetery, Millstreet. [rip]
Dia is mhuire diobh go leir a cairde and welcome to my weekly Report.
A very import meeting of the Community Council will be held at the Wallis Arms Hotel tonight. To continue with their plans for Countrywide Heritage Day on September 20. All interested parties please attend. Meeting starts at 8 pm.
When the Millstreet Summer Horse Show is over it’s a sign that the year is moving on in earnest. The end of summer school holidays is drawing near and the ‘back to school’ drive is on to buy school uniforms and all the other gear that goes with this great annual occurrence. Family holidays also become a memory and spirits can take a little dive if we allow it to happen. But life is always full of people to meet and things to do.
Having put our biggest ever Summer Horse Show behind us in the past week, the Wheel of Millstreet still keeps on turning as we welcome the International Horse Show Trials this week starting on Thursday. As I said our Summer Horse Show was the biggest ever, with a twenty per increase in entries over past years. Competitions went on from early morning to well into the night and there was something for everyone. Even discos at the end of the day. The all-weather courses coped well with the heavy rains which thankfully happened mostly at night-time. And the extra stabling met the challenge of the extra demand. Following in the wake of the mighty Dublin Show its great to hear how Millstreet compares so favourably to the event in the capital. Its well known now for its relaxed atmosphere, free audience entry, personal attention, attention to detail and lots more. The indoor Arena was packed each night where the crowds enjoyed the various competitions in comfort and intimacy. New friends and connections were made in the closeness of the excitement and the banter. Stuff that can only be found in Millstreet and rural Ireland.
Sr. Bríd Clifford, on behalf of the Sr. Consilio Centre in Farran, wishes to express her sincere thanks for the truly magnificent response to last weekend’s Church Gate Collection in Millstreet which amounted to a very impressive total of €1,750.50 in support of this most praiseworthy cause. When speaking to local organiser Marie Casey of Cloghoula Sr. Bríd indicated that this is one of the largest Church Gate Collections ever received by the Centre. And a special thanks also from the Bruree Centre in Co. Limerick to the people of Cullen and Millstreet … and beyond for their much appreciated generosity. Míle buíochas to All for such a very generous response. (S.R.)
It’s been a very busy weekend here in Millstreet with the superbly colourful Horse Show in the exquisite setting of Green Glens, a wonderfully successful Coffee Morning at Aubane Community Centre in aid of Marymount, royal welcome extended to the many visitors including John D. Neenan presently on holiday from the USA …. and an uplifting generous response to the annual Church Gate Collection for Sr. Consilio Centre in Farran. … as well as great support for HOPE fundraisers (Coláiste Treasa, Kanturk Students)Nancy with Niamh and Catherine Ferns. He we share some 16 images from those many Millstreet events. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.) [read more …] “Millstreet Weekend Pictorial Updates – 17th August 2019”
There will be a Church Gate Collection in Millstreet – 17th/18th August 2019 – in aid of Sr. Consilio’s Cuan Mhuire Centre in Farnanes. This highly regarded facility superbly treats Girls who experience addiction problems including substance and alcohol dependency. Your support would be greatly appreciated.
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On Tuesday, 13th August 2019 many Students collected their Leaving Cert. results at Millstreet Community School. Pól Ó Síodhcháin, Principal shared the following comments:
“Millstreet Community School students achieved excellent Leaving Certificate Results again this year. Warmest congratulations to Cian Linehan, who achieved 6 H1 grades and 625 points, the maximum possible. An outstanding achievement for an outstanding student.
Almost 25% of MCS students achieved over 500 points in their Leaving Certificate this year with 50% of students achieving over 400 points, far in excess of the national averages. H1 grades were achieved across all subject disciplines and 23% of the LCVP class achieved a Distinction for their work. All the students worked to their potential and now look forward to the next stage of their lives full of confidence as their time in MCS ends.”
Principal, Pól Ó Síodhcháin, paid tribute to the work ethic of the Class of 2019, saying that their achievements serve as a reminder to all of what commitment to your studies can bring. The students now confidently await the Round 1 CAO offers which were scheduled to be available on Thursday, 15th August.
We now share a selection of images we recorded on the morning when Students collected their results. Most of these photos appear also in this week’s “Corkman”. Click on the pictures to enlarge. (S.R.)
Hurley (Nee Brosnan), Lyreacorring, Gneeveguilla, Co. Kerry, on Thursday August 15th, peacefully in the presence of her family and in the excellent care of the staff of Millstreet Community Hospital, KATHLEEN, loving wife of the recently deceased Con, fond mother of John, Mary (Horgan), Siobhan, Catherine (Dineen) and Tim. Much loved sister of Dermot and of the late Timothy and greatly cherished by her ten grandchildren. Deeply mourned by her family, daughters in law; Eithne & Fiona, sons in law; Donal & Colm, her sisters in law; Eileen & Sr. Genevieve, her brother in law; Br Walter, her nieces & nephews, her kind carers, neighbours, relatives and friends.
Reposing in St. Brigid’s Funeral Home, Gneeveguilla on Sunday, August 18th, from 5pm to 8pm, followed by removal to the Church of the Holy Rosary, Gneeveguilla. Requiem Mass on Monday (August 19th) at 11am, followed by burial in the adjoining cemetery. Donations if desired to Millstreet Community Hospital. [rip]
As Fisherman Supreme, Luke O’Donoghue, presently competing in the World Youth Fly-Fishing Championships in the Czech Republic. His father, Billy shared two images of Luke with the Irish team preparing for the historic event. The O’Donoghue Family wishes to express sincere thanks for the enormous support extended by the Millstreet Community and beyond for the wonderfully talented Sportsman Luke. Every success to Luke and his Irish Team. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)
On August 13, 2019 peacefully in the presence of his loving family and under the tender and loving care of the staff of Kanturk Community Hospital, beloved husband of Marie (nee O’Byrne, West End, Millstreet) and loving father of Liam, James, Iris (Sheedy) and Rita (Callan). Deeply regretted by his loving family, dearest grandchildren, brother, sisters, sons-in-law, daughter-in-law, brothers-in-law, sister-in-law, nephews, nieces, relatives and a large circle of friends. May he rest in peace.
Reposing at Graces Funeral Home, Kanturk on Thursday from 6pm followed by removal at 8pm to the Church of the Immaculate Conception, Kanturk. Requiem Mass on Friday at 12 noon, followed by burial afterwards in the adjacent cemetery. Family flowers only please, donations, if desired, to Kanturk Community Hospital. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam dílis. [rip]
“Radio Treasures” tonight (Tuesday, 13th August 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:
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.)
Dia is Mhuire díobh go léir a chairde, and welcome to my report.
Its all systems go here in Millstreet today as we head into a feast of equestrian events. Starting tomorrow Wednesday, August 14 to 18 with the Millstreet International Horse Show (cs12) Followed close behind by the Millstreet International Horse Trials.starting three days later. And we’ve already had a head start with our Nick Pomeroy winning a first at the Dublin Show last week, with Clara Alala.
Entries for this weeks event are up 20 percent on last year and will bring contestants from New Zealand, Canada ,USA, Great Britain and Ireland,to name but a few. Already the mega Horse Carriers are thundering into town on their way to the mighty Green Glens where there is stabling for up to two thousand horses and hundreds of places for their carriers. Many of them comprising of luxury accommodation for their owners.
So please get ready to give them the customary Millstreet welcome. Hang out your flags to greet the visiting countries . Well done to those who have already painted their places and put up window boxes and keep the town litter free.The extra seating around the town adds an air of hospitality and ease to the whole scene.
There is great need for accommodation so please if you have some to offer ring the office at the Green Glens 029 70800 or stick up a B&B sign for all to see.
And be ready for more of the same when the Millstreet International Horse Trials kicks off the Wednesday of next week.The World Class Events Course at Drishane will swing into action for this prestigious event. Please go along to these International events and as usual. Admission is free throughout.
We wish the Duggan Family God’s Blessing, fair weather and every success with this mega undertaking.
So go along and give this great venture your full support and the good news is that admission is free throughout.
Sincere Congratulations to Nicholas Pomeroy and his horse Claragh Olala on winning the highly prestigious 5 Year Old Young Event Horse Championship at the 2019 Dublin Horse Show. And Patrick celebrates the superb victory by wearing the very appropriate cap! Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.) [read more …] “Truly Wonderful Victory for Nicholas at 2019 Dublin Horse Show”
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The death has occurred of Virginia (Vir) Linehan (née O Sullivan), Dromahoe, Dromagh, Cork. On August 6th 2019, passed away peacefully at the Mercy Hospital after a short illness surrounded by her loving family, Vir, beloved wife of the late Pat and sister of the late Francis and Alfred, dear mother of Mary (Doody), Gail (Lowe), John, P.J and Irene (Duggan), sons-in-law Declan, Georgie and John, daughters-in-law, Angela and Linda, her adored 10 grandchildren and great-granddaughter Sophia, dear sister of Irene (O’Gara), Brenda (O’Sullivan), Marie (Dunlea), Theresa (Sr Coleman). Deeply regretted by her sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, nephews, nieces, relatives, friends and neighbours.
Lying in Repose at Tarrant’s Funeral Home, Millstreet (P51 XF86) on Thursday from 6pm to 8pm. Reception into St. John’s Church, Dromagh (P51 W983) on Friday for Requiem Mass at 12 noon. Burial afterwards to St. Mary’s Cemetery, Millstreet. HOUSE STRICTLY PRIVATE PLEASE. [rip]
Hickey (Ballinlough and formerly of Main Street, Millstreet), On August 5th 2019, peacefully in the presence of her loving family and in the tender loving care of the staff of Beaumont Residential Care, Nora, beloved sister of Mary (Lehane) (Millstreet) and the late Eileen and Joan. Sadly missed by her loving sister, brother-in-law John, nephews, nieces, Máire, Reidín, Noirín, Eleanor, David, Mairead, Seamus and Maria, grandnieces, grandnephews, great-grandnieces, great-grandnephew, relatives and friends. May she rest in peace.
Reception into Church Of Our Lady of Lourdes, Ballinlough Tuesday (6th) at 7.30pm. Requiem Mass Wednesday (7th) at 1.30pm, funeral afterwards to St. Mary’s Cemetery, Millstreet. [rip]
“Radio Treasures” tonight (Tuesday, 6th August 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:
1. The magnificent response of €2,275.98 to this past weekend’s Church Gate Collection in aid of Millstreet Museum and Millstreet Website.
- 2. The wonderful Wedding of Áine O’Callaghan and Gerard Nagle.3. Millstreet Community School Debs 2019.4. Superb Concert for Marie in Knocknagree Church.5. TR Dallas at McCarthy’s Bar, Millstreet.6. Circus coming to town!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.)
Dia is Mhuire díobh go léir a chairde, and welcome to my report.
Already the first week of August has passed us by and I hope it left you well and happy. The weather over the weekend was rather challenging with heavy downpours playing havoc with many outdoor events. But the sun was quick to come out in most cases brightening spirits again. I was lucky enough to enjoy a family break in Bearra ,with lots of young and not so young to add variety to the trip. The heavy rains turned the giant waterfall at Hungry Hill into a raging torrent and at the same time turn lesser streams into busy cascades running down from the high rocky mountains. Well worth driving out to see. Sadly an outdoor fundraiser by the local GAA Club was a washout, as were many others. But rain or no rain, the crowds were immense,and with lots of modern day facilities our weather poses no great problem. The organisers of the Platform at Mushera planned well in advance and held their popular dance at the indoors at nearby Ballinagree, on Sunday, where a great time was had by all. There are many more events planned for the next few weeks before the end of the school holidays.
We thank Presenter, John Greene, for advance information regarding this Sunday (4th Aug. 2019) evening’s programme on C103. (S.R.)
‘Where the road takes me’ returns this week with the second and concluding programme which looks at the scuttling of German U-Boat 260, three miles south of Glandore harbour a few weeks before the end of WW11.
The story is told mainly throught the eyes and ears of eighty seven year old Mary McCarthy, who was then a thirteen year old on the Galley Head, where eleven of the crew climbed up a dangerous precipice beneath the light-house.
In the concluding programme we examine the three main theories for the scuttling of the submarine, and based on the evidence and information gathered on the programme, come to our own conclusion.
Reports and logbooks from the Gardai and Coast-watch are examined, and from an interview conducted with two of the submarine’s officers, we get their views on the war, including how their school-going youth are being trained to successfully eliminate enemy tanks. [read more …] ““Where the Road Takes Me” on C103 This Sunday at 7pm”
We thank Eily Buckley, John Tarrant and Sharon Lane for superbly assisting us in the promotion of this coming weekend’s Church Gate Collection in aid of Millstreet Museum and Millstreet Website. As this annual collection is our only real source of funding for these two local resources your generous support is all-important and greatly appreciated. We also thank our wonderfully loyal supporters and helpers who stand with us at both Masses on this weekend – 6:30pm Mass on Sat. 3rd Aug. and 11:30am Mass on Sunday, 4th August. Below we share a selection of images including pictures from our Archive 2000 Collection. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.) We begin with JohnTarrant’s excellent “Corkman” report regarding our Annual Collection:
The hugely popular Millstreet Camogie Camp 2019 was visited by the renowned Sports Icon Supreme – Rena Buckley – on Thursday, 1st August 2019. Rena gave an inspirational address to the enthusiastic participants outlining the many safety tips and the correct eating habits for those involved in the world of sport. Some most interesting questions from the young people were superbly answered by Rena who then joined all for an historic group photo. Here we share a selection of images from the uplifting occasion. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.) [read more …] “Sports Icon Supreme Rena Inspires Millstreet Camogie Camp 2019”
Great credit is due to the local Coordinators for organising the Annual Camogie Camp in Millstreet Town Park which is presently taking place. Special Guest Coaches Tim O’Mahony of Newtownshandrum (Senior Cork Hurler), Kate O’Keeffe (Cork Camogie Player) and Darragh Cashman (Under 20 Cork Hurler) have been providing great inspiration to the many young participants. Here we share images from the uplifting sporting event. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.) [read more …] “Superb Camogie Camp 2019 Presently in Millstreet Town Park”
Our 10pm feature tonight (Tuesday, 30th July 2019) introduces Dominic McSweeney whom we interviewed in Dublin a few years ago. And we visit our audio archives for some very special gems also. All this and much more tonight on Cork Music Station during which we listen to a wonderful selection music and songs with Artist of the Week – Charlotte Church. Also in tonight’s “Radio Treasures” we include musings, music and songs galore. We remember our Faithful Departed. And we chat about occasions like those illustrated below such as “Playing it Cúl” in Millstreet Town Park in July 2019, our upcoming Museum/Website Church Gate Collection 2019. And we visit Killarney today where we go on a guided tour of Killarney House meeting lots of Friends including a chance meeting with legendary Dublin Player, Tony Hanahoe. Click 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. 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 which is broadcast from 9:30 to 11:00pm. (S.R.) [read more …] ““Radio Treasures” Remembers the “Star” Ballroom on CMS Tonight”
Dia is Mhuire díobh go léir a chairde, and welcome to my report. There was something for everyone in Millstreet again this past weekend. The weather was very kind for all our outdoor events, which makes all the difference. The Party in the Park on Saturday was varied to suit young and not so young. The Teddy Bear’s picnic, the games, the bouncy castle and the BBQ being the main attractions. Well done to all concerned with this enjoyable venture which is bound to be repeated by the Community Council in years to come.
The Vintage Club’s “Sponsored Truck Run” on Sunday was an event for the big boys. And all in aid of the mighty Air Ambulance Service which will not be cheap to run but will be available to serve the country from its base at nearby Rathcoole. For those wishing to become regular supporters there is a way, it can be done through the Bank or Building Society.
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Patricia Guerin would like to thank most sincerely all those who helped with the recent Coffee Morning – especially those who provided baking and also those who provided sponsorship. A very big thank you to Noreen, Siobhán and Aoife of Café Aroma, Minor Row, Millstreet. To date a total of €1,040.00 has been contributed for the two praiseworthy causes. This is very much appreciated. Thank you from Patricia Guerin (seated on right of group photo). Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)