Delighted to report that the Key found on Clara Mountain has now been collected by its thrilled owner who saw our notice on the website. We thank Margaret and Noreen at the Post Office for sharing the uplifting news. The original notice:
This key was handed into Millstreet Post Office on this Thursday (30th May 2019) having been found on Clara Mountain. The Owner of the key may collect it at the Post Office. We thank Margaret and Noreen for alerting us to the found object. (S.R.)
Boherbue’s “Music Room” presentation scheduled for this Thursday, 6th June 2019 – has been cancelled. Millstreet Gramophone Circle’s next presentation is on Friday, 12th July and will be the final one of the season until we resume in September. Below we picture Michael Drew (seated) whose musical choices – all on an Irish theme – were all so thoroughly enjoyed by a capacity audience at Millstreet Day Care Centre on Friday, 31st May. Also included in our image are just some of the appreciative audience. Click on the picture to enlarge. (S.R.)
On Sunday, 2nd June 2019 a royal welcome was accorded to the magnificent Air Ambulance Helicopter with its Pilot John Murray and Project Coordinator John Kearney at Millstreet Town Park. The magnificent event was superbly organised by Millstreet Vintage Club who also invited many Truck Owners to park nearby – all arranged to officially launch the fundraising (for the Air Ambulance) Truck Run which takes place from the K&L Complex on Sun. 28th July 2019. Here we share just five of many more images (to follow later) from Sunday’s most successful event. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.) [f] [read more …] “Royal Welcome for Air Ambulance Helicopter in Millstreet”
Sincere congratulations to Darren Kiely, Bevin Murphy and Omar Daly (all Students of Millstreet Community School) on recently winning the highly prestigious ECOUNESCO Award for their superb research and presentation of their praiseworthy project. They won the Senior Eco Innovation Award impressing the Judges with their robust Science and eloquent Presentation. Special thanks also to Teacher Jennifer O’Donoghue and Principal Pól Ó Síodhcháin for their coordination and encouragement. The joyous occasion was held in the splendid Convention Centre, Dublin. Below we picture the Students at both the BTYSTE 2019 in the RDS in January and also having received the highly regarded ECOUNESCO Award in May. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.) [f]
Moynihan machine wins in Macroom – Gobnait concentrated her Local Election campaign around the regions of Macroom, Kilmichael, Tooms, the Gaeltacht area, Millstreet and Ballydaly …
UNESCO eco award for Students – with their project: “Herbal Leys: Can Alternative Pastures Outperform Artificial Fertilizers?” focused on an alternative to conventional intensive farming which is over dependent on harmful artificial fertilizers and therefore unsustainable… [MCS]
Centre Back for Cork U20s– After a fine performance at Centre-Back last weekend against Kerry, Shane is again at centre back for this Saturday’s U20 game against Dublin … [f]
Going to Boston for the US Championships – Two very talented girls (2nd Class and 3rd Class) are members of the Dance Sport Federation of Ireland/ World Rock ‘n’ Roll Confederation and will be travelling to Boston next week to represent Ireland in the US Championships. [f]
Bringing the 2019 Bealtaine Festival to an end Millstreet Gramophone Circle meeting takes place in Millstreet Day Care Centre tonight (31st May 2019) at 8:15. Guest Presenter is Michael Drew of Boherbue. All are very welcome and admission is free. (S.R.)
Dia is Mhuire díobh go léir a chairde, and welcome to my report.
Many congratulations to our Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann Group on reaching their fortieth anniversary. They celebrated the event at a gala ball at the Wallis Arms Hotel on Saturday night and while others reveled to the sounds of Rod Steward at Pairc U Caoimh our youngsters thrilled us with beautiful Trad Music, dancing and singing , with a few All Ireland Champions among them. People like the late Jerry Gleeson and Neil Healy were recalled as being amongst founders of this great organisation which has done so much for our Irish Culture and for our young people over the years. It’s in good hands now and long may it continue to flourish. Well done to all involved.
And to get back to Rod Stewart, it was an extra thrill for the fans to see the World winning Cullen Pipe Band on stage with the great artiste. Heartiest congratulations to Connie Houlihan and his members on this great scoop.
Our next “Radio Treasures” broadcast will be on Tuesday, 4th June 2019 at 10pm. Please note later starting time due to Mass in Tubrid for Examination Students and Friends. This will be a special transmission relating to the recent launch in Cork of the Electric Recording Edition of the John McCormack 16 CD Delux Box Set which includes a brief interview with the grandson of the world famous singer and also features the voice of John himself from a radio broadcast. All this on www.corkmusicstation.com. (S.R.)
Week 4 and today (Monday, 27th May 2019) the second stage of Cork County Council litter challenge begins, finishing on June 5th. Does anyone feel that the Sunday collection of cigarette butts is getting smaller? Is the message getting out there? Please, all litter and cigarette butts, belong in the bin, not on our pavements/ streets/approach roads. Also, dog owners are required by law, to pick up your dogs mess and bin it too, it is considered to be litter and there is a fine if caught not doing so.
As a mark of respect to our Former Colleague and Friend – Dr. Michael Feeley – Tullig Medical Centre will be closed on Tuesday morning (28th May 2019) until 2pm. We thank Dr. Patrick Casey for this notice. (S.R.)
The death has occurred of Dr. Michael Feeley, “Westbourne” Clara Road, Millstreet. Peacefully on Sunday 26th May 2019 surrounded by his loving family and in the exceptional care of Marymount Hospice after an illness bravely borne. Michael, best friend and beloved husband of Mary, loving father of Sandra, Caroline, Linda, Colin, Laura and his late son Keith. Sadly missed by son-in-law and partners Gareth, Stefan and Daniel, his precious grandchildren Dylan and Cillian, brothers and sisters Don, Des, Dorie (Killeen), Rena (Harney), Jackie (Griffin), Paddy and the late Brian and Hugh, relatives and a large circle of friends. “Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam dhílis”.
Reposing on Monday evening at Tarrant’s Funeral Home,West End, Millstreet (P51XF86) from 5pm to 8pm. Reception into St Patrick’s Church, Millstreet on Tuesday for Requiem Mass at 11.30am. Burial afterwards in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Millstreet.” Family flowers only, donations in lieu to Marymount Hospice”. [rip] [f] [read more …] “Death Notice: Dr. Michael Feeley, Westbourne, Clara Road”
We thank Presenter, John Greene for advance information re this evening’s programme (26th May 2019). S.R.
To celebrate the recently held International Dawn Chorus day, John Greene was on hand to record not only the feathered orchestra in the early hours of the morning, but also their evensong as well.
On this week’s edition of ‘Where the road takes me’, we discover that the performance is not really for our benefit, but mainly to defend their breeding territory or to attract a new mate. Whether or which, it’s an ideal opportunity to experience Mother Nature at her very best.
With the superb assistance of Millstreet Tidy Towns Association, Cork Co. Council Millstreet Branch and Millstreet Community Council four new hugely impressive outdoor seats have been put in place in Millstreet – one outside St. Patrick’s Church – one near the Eurovision 1993 Display at West End Car Park and two more within the Pollinator Park in Drishane Road – all illustrated in our images below. MCC had presented a cheque from the sale of the 2019 Calendar which helped to fund the cost of the four seats made in Ballingeary from Recycled Plastic. The very comfortable seats are already proving to be wonderfully popular. Sincere thanks to All involved in the installation of the four splendid seats. Click on the pictures to enlarge. (S.R.) [read more …] “Four New Wonderfully Impressive Outdoor Seats Now in Place in Millstreet”
LEHANE MARGARET (late of Caherdowney, Millstreet and Cork): On May 21, 2019, peacefully, in the excellent care of St Vincent’s Care Centre, Cork, surrounded by her loving family and staff, much loved eldest daughter of the late Kathleen and Michael Lehane and sister-in-law of the late Margaret. Sadly missed by her loving family, brothers Michael, John and his friend Mary Beth (Boston), devoted sister Jane (McSweeney), brother-in-law John, aunt Jane (Coffey), nieces, nephews, grandnieces, grandnephews, and a large circle of loyal friends.
Lying in repose at Tarrant’s Funeral Home, Millstreet tomorrow, Wednesday, from 6pm to 8pm, followed by removal to St Patrick’s Church, Millstreet. Requiem Mass on Thursday at 12 noon. Burial afterwards in St Mary’s Cemetery. May she rest in peace. [rip]
Cork Music Station is again available not only on laptop and phone but also on Internet Radio – To tune in just click here. (S.R.)
Our 10pm interview tonight introduces Singer/Musician Bluegrass Expert Greg Blake from West Virginia USA (pictured below with an enthusiastic audience in Millstreet Library during the current Festival of Bealtaine 2019). And we meet with John O’Leary from Cork who was Projectionist supreme in the Capitol Cinema from 1960s. John recalls a very special memory of JFK. All this and much more tonight 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 image to enlarge. Click here to tune into tonight’s Show. (S.R.)
Dia is Mhuire díobh go léir a chairde, and welcome to my report.
There was a great attendance at the Community Council meeting on Tuesday night. The extension and refurbishment of our Youth Complex came up for discussion but as there was no reply from the Architect there was no new development.
A sub-committee has been formed by the council to take over the staging of a family Fun Day at the end of July, and some funding was allotted to them to help get the project off the ground.
Our Tidy Towns Committee are looking for your help right now as the planting season is in full swing. Contact Noreen Dennehy and Patricia Randals on 087 617 67 22 if you are available to help. Both men and women are needed. So please give them a ring and be ready to get stuck in and don’t leave it all to Girl Power. They have added some permanent planting to their program which will improve or simplify their work in future.
Following a break last week our Bowls Club will resume again at the Wallis Arms Hotel on tomorrow Wednesday from 10am to 1pm. Organised jointly by the Active Retired Group and the Men’s Shed. They invite everybody along but for Insurance reasons only those who are members of bowling clubs can play. This problem can be overcome very easily by becoming a member. So do drop in and see if a game of Bowls is the hobby for you.
On Easter Sunday, the Diamond Sisters (Marie and Breeda) were on Realta Agus Gaelta, a talent show on TG4 to find Ireland’s most talented family. Here they are performing their latest single “I Wish it Would Rain”. 
Patricia Guerin would like to thank most sincerely her Family and Friends and All those who were so good to her during her treatment. Especially All those who prayed and had Masses said for her. And heartfelt thanks to All those who gave of their time to take her for her treatment. Masses have been offered for the intentions of All. Thanking everyone most sincerely – Patricia Guerin. (S.R.)
“Please vote for our @ECOUNESCO Projects in advance of the National Final and support Bevin,Omar,Darren & Luke,Patrick & Dylan. Project codes 2019-216 and 2019-227 Closing date May 19th!Vote here https://t.co/jVw9UlMulO”
We thank Presenter John Greene for providing advance information on this evening’s programme. (S.R.)
This week on ‘Where the road takes me’, John Greene travels to Dripsey to meet Mags McCarthy.
If you’re not familiar with her music and dancing, there’s a very good reason. The past number of years have been spent abroad, expanding her career worldwide – in over forty two countries to be precise.
Noel Buckley, Chairman, Millstreet Community Council Ltd. extends sincere congratulations to Mark Ellis having been selected at centre-back for the Cork Hurlers for their vital game against Limerick on Sunday, 19th May 2019. Hope he has a great game. Also – Millstreet Community Council wishes to pay tribute to Darragh Cashman for his superb displays with Cork Minor Footballers. (S.R.)
Kelleher (Newpark Lawn, Castlecomer Road, Kilkenny and late of Millstreet, Co. Cork and Mullingar, Co. Westmeath) on 15th May 2019, peacefully, at St. Luke’s Hospital, Pat, (formerly of Coillte), beloved husband of the late Kathleen and much loved father of Padhraic, Gabriel, Ciarán and Ronan, sadly missed by his loving sons, brother Con, sister Nora, daughters-in-law Helen, Delia, Marzena and Sinéad, grandchildren Daniel, David, Matthew, Ava and Samuel, extended family and friends. Rest In Peace.
Reposing in Johnston’s Funeral Home, John’s Green, Kilkenny on Friday (May 17th) from 5pm with Funeral Prayers at 6.15pm followed by removal to St. John’s Church. Requiem Mass on Saturday afternoon at 4pm. Funeral afterwards to St. Kieran’s Cemetery. House private please. [rip] [kclr]
Today, Wednesday 15th May 2019 marks the exact 26th Anniversary of the magnificent Eurovision Song Contest held on Sat. 15th May 1993 at 8pm in Millstreet’s superb Green Glens Arena where Noel C. Duggan and Family accorded a royal welcome to the world on this hugely historic and highly significant event. To mark the occasion we have delved into our Millstreet Museum Archives to share just a small selection of images recalling such a fascinating and forever memorable time here in Millstreet. Click on the pictures to enlarge. (S.R.)And we continue below sharing 13 more images of the truly magical occasion: [read more …] “Recalling Eurovision 1993 on its 26th Anniversary Today – 15th May 2019”
Our 10pm interview tonight introduces James Wickham from USA (pictured below following our chat at Cinnamon Restaurant, West End, Millstreet) with treasured family roots near Ballydaly. All this and much more tonight 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 to be uploaded 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! Click on the image to enlarge. Click here to tune into tonight’s Show. (S.R.)