Heavy Traffic Expected in Town Next Week

Up to 17,000 vehicles that use the N22 Killarney to Cork road will be diverted through Millstreet next week to allow for major road improvements and Rail Engineering works between Glenflesk and Killarney.

Traffic diversions will begin on Monday the 9th October at 8pm and will run until Friday 13th at 4pm. So major delays are to be expected in town :-(. Read more on Kerry Radio.

Update: On top of that, train services on the Mallow to Tralee line will be replaced by a bus service which will run from Tuesday to Thursday 🙁 [Killarney Today]



Audio: Boil Water Notice and Millstreet Ambulance discussed on Cork Today

Millstreet news items were the topic of conversation when Cllr. John Paul O’Shea spoke to Patricia Messenger on the C103’s CorkToday, this morning. Two different topics were discussed (listen to them above):

  • The boil water notice for tap water in Millstreet, and communication issues with Irish Water (from 22:00 to 30:30), and
  • the removal of the ambulance service from the Millstreet area since last Wednesday which was done with no prior notice, and no consultation with anyone (from 30:30 to 37:00)

More on the Millstreet Ambulance: The Millstreet ambulance was originally withdrawn over two years ago, and reinstated temporarily 15 months ago after public pressure, and only a day service at that (8am to 8pm).

[read more …] “Audio: Boil Water Notice and Millstreet Ambulance discussed on Cork Today”

24th Anniversary of the Eurovision in Millstreet

Let’s have look back at this day twenty four years ago, May 15th 1993, and we’ll never forget the XXXVIII Edition of the Eurovision Song Contest which took part in the Green Glens Arena, Millstreet. Watch the videos below with the voting (with Terry Wogan of the BBC), and the full show (Norwegian commentary), or look at some of our other memories from the 1993 Eurovision.

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Bringing Eurovision to Millstreet 1993

The 1993 Eurovision Song Contest took place in Millstreet, Co. Cork on 15 May. The above RTÉ News report by Colm Connolly and Tom McSweeney shows the preparations under way in Millstreet, Co. Cork in the week leading up to the event.  [read more …] “Bringing Eurovision to Millstreet 1993”

This day 1773 – The Murder of Art Ó Laoghaire

This day in 1773 – Art Ó Laoghaire, the subject of Eileen O’Leary’s lament ‘Caoineadh Airt Uí Laoghaire’, is shot and murdered by soldiers at Carriganima. Art was closely related to the McCarthy’s of Drishane.

The below documentary has come to light recently and  covers the poem and the life of Art O’Laoghaire and Eibhlín Dubh Ní Chonaill (Eileen O’ Connell).

The poem was recorded by a Millstreet lady Nora Ní Shindile (a professional keener). Read our article on her and the poem.

On the Edge

alex-ryanVogue Williams – On The Edge last night on RTÉ1, investigated if Ireland’s drugs legislation has served to harm rather than help our drug users? Nicole Ryan featured at the start and the end of the programme, telling about her brother Alex’s death, and the launch of her campaign.

Watch the programme on the RTÉ Player.

[read more …] “On the Edge”

Nicole on Claire Byrne Live

2016-11-28-nicole-ryan-on-claire-byrne-live-rte1In the aftermath of the sentencing for the death of Alex Ryan, Alex’s sister Nicole was interviewed on the Claire Byrne Live Show on RTÉ1 last night, talking about the effects of drugs on families and those left behind, their prevelance in society, how it can happen to anyone. and what we can do to prevent it happening again.

Watch the interview here.

[read more …] “Nicole on Claire Byrne Live”

Rathcoole Rovers – FAI Junior Cup Highlights on TV

2016-11-12-rathcoole-rovers-fai-junior-cup-800Rathcoole Rovers Soccer Club are one of the featured teams on Irish TV’s FAI Junior Cup’s 4th Round highlights programme this weekend.

Watch them as they take on Youghal United at these times:

Eir Sport 1
Sun 20 Nov – 1:30pm
Mon 21 Nov – 3:30pm
Mon 21 Nov – 7:30pm

Irish TV
Sat 19 Nov – 8pm
Fri 25 Nov – 8:30pm [read more …] “Rathcoole Rovers – FAI Junior Cup Highlights on TV”

New Style of Mission on “Where the Road Takes Me” Sunday at 7pm

We thank Radio Presenter, John Greene for advance information on his Sunday Evening Programme of 13th Nov. 2016.  (S.R.).  John writes:

“He was known as an enforcer for organised crime gangs in London’s East End. His boss was a major drugs lord, who had taken over the business vacated by the infamous Kray twins.

John Pridmore never left home without his machete, knuckle dusters and can of mace. He had money to burn, fast cars, girls, expensive apartments, any drugs he required, and respect of a kind.

Fast forward to November of this year, and John Pridmore and his fellow lay missioners have just delivered the parish mission in Bishopstown.

This week on ‘Where the road takes me’, John Greene pays a visit to Dennehy’s Cross church, to hear about a new style of parish mission, completely unlike the hellfire and brimstone ones of old. [read more …] “New Style of Mission on “Where the Road Takes Me” Sunday at 7pm”

The Meaning of Life, with Gay Byrne: Joanne O’Riordan

What’s it all about? Why am I here? Is there a God? Why do bad things happen? What happens when we die?  Gay Byrne talked one to one with Joanne O’Riordan about these questions and more, and it was aired on RTÉ1 TV last night. You can still watch it on the RTÉ Player until Tuesday 6th December 2016. [read more …] “The Meaning of Life, with Gay Byrne: Joanne O’Riordan”

“Where the Road Takes Me” on C103 This Sunday 23rd Oct. at 7pm

We thank Presenter supreme, John Greene for the latest update on his Sunday evening programmes.  (S.R.)

This week on “Where the road takes me”, we bring you ‘From Bantry to Dublin on foot – The farmer’s protest march of 1966’. This is the concluding programme which tells the story of 16 West Cork farmers who left the Square in Bantry and walked 217 miles to Dublin. It was the pivotal walk in a nationwide protest by farmers against rates, low incomes and high prices.

This week we meet Jim Morris, Jackie o’Sullivan and Johnny o’Sullivan, three of the five remaining members of the NFA who departed Bantry on Fair Day, Friday October 7th.

We hear how one of the 16 was later praised by Gardaí for diffusing a potentially volatile situation outside the gates of Government Buildings in Dublin.

We hear the final extracts from a diary written by the late Seán O’Brien during the walk


C103 presenter Jimmy Reidy reflects on an early morning trip to Limerick with his neighbours, to picket the jail in protest at the imprisonment of farmers during the road blockades and commodity strike. [read more …] ““Where the Road Takes Me” on C103 This Sunday 23rd Oct. at 7pm”

“Horizons” Radio Kerry Show from Millstreet

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Sincere thanks to Michael Cashman for arranging the technical coordination of the following feature (S.R.)

Mary Fagan of the “Horizons” Radio Programme on Radio Kerry visited Millstreet on June 9th last and was given a short tour of Millstreet by Seán Radley, which included the Carnegie Hall, the Millstreet Museum, and St.Patrick’s Church. She also interviewed Fr. Paddy Byrne (pictured right), and James O’Sullivan (on Tubrid). The programme also featured music by Donal Linehan, and a song from Annmarie O’Riordan. It was broadcast on Radio Kerry, Sunday morning July 31st, but the podcast only appeared today. You can listen to it below:

[read more …] ““Horizons” Radio Kerry Show from Millstreet”

Audio: Millstreet Community Singers on Round the Fireside

Programme one featuring Millstreet Community Singers, interviews with Tom & Noreen Meaney, organised by Seán Radley, which was on Jimmy Reidy’s “Round the Fireside” show on c103 Radio last Monday night. Part two will feature next Monday evening.

We let him die with his organs or we give them to someone else who needs them

Yesterday on RTÉ Radio 1, Ray D’Arcy spoke to Nicole Ryan, whose 18-year-old brother Alex died after taking a synthetic drug known as ‘N Bomb’ at a house party in Cork last January.

Nicole spoke about her brother’s death and the difficult decision she and her mother had to make about whether or not to donate his organs.

[read more …] “We let him die with his organs or we give them to someone else who needs them”

If I can change one person’s mind with Alex’s story, then that would be enough

Nicole Ryan spoke to Ryan Tubridy this morning on RTÉ Radio 1, on the death of her brother Alex, and dealing with the aftermath. She wants to go out and share his story with others, in schools and colleges to warn young people about the dangers of drug use and “give kids the information they need to not make the same mistake my brother did”, starting in Ireland, and moving across Europe and onto Asia.

Listen to it below, or click here for more information on her campaign.

[read more …] “If I can change one person’s mind with Alex’s story, then that would be enough”

We’ll stay here all night dear

RIP Sir Terry Wogan who passed away today aged 77 following a short illness. “We’ll stay here all night dear” was his famous quote as he commentated for the BBC on the Eurovision in Millstreet, as the organisers tried to get in contact with the last decisive jury from Malta, as the UK and Ireland battled it out for the win. Watch the last moments of the voting below:

[read more …] “We’ll stay here all night dear”

David and Katie interview on the Marian Finucane Show

2016-01-23 Katie Healy and David Nolan.jpgKilcorney man David Nolan and his fiancée Katie Healy, who survived the November terrorist attack on Paris venue the Bataclan Theatre, have paid tribute to the Parisians who helped them in the aftermath of the atrocity, describing them as “fantastic people”.

In a heart-rending interview on Saturday’s Marian Finucane Show on RTÉ Radio 1, the newly engaged couple recounted the events of Friday November 13 and the days that followed.

They also talked about evacuating from the Shelbourne Hotel during a fire alarm and how difficult life gets when you’re disabled (more).

The podcast is from the RTÉ website here (or here as an mp3), and the interview starts at 3:06 in the audio. It is reported by RTÉ news here.

Seán Radley Inducted into Irish Broadcasting Hall of Fame

Congratulations to our own Seán Radley who has been inducted into the Irish Broadcasting Hall of Fame, which is in appreciation of the contribution to Irish history and culture in the media. A huge honour, he is named this year among many well known Irish media personalities like Jimmy Magee, Tommy Gorman, Vincent Browne, Sean Ban Breathnach, Terry Wogan, Joe Duffy, Marty Whelan, Tony Fenton, and more.

Selected in the Alternative Section, they mention that: “Seán is the man behind LTV2, the local Millstreet, Co Cork television channel that for many years operated as a pirate TV channel but most recently as an online station. Sean a former National School Teacher is also the curator of the popular Millstreet Museum. LTV2 features a host of local stories and musicians keeping locals informed of events and forthcoming events, a lifeline in a rural community.”

Seán’s own response is as humble as ever: “Just as Treasa commented above on her message – I am also so totally surprised, honoured and humbled by such a mention in the 2015 Inductees of the Irish Broadcasting Hall of Fame. I would not even have thought that my
[read more …] “Seán Radley Inducted into Irish Broadcasting Hall of Fame”

LTV2 Millstreet Programme 271 (Christmas Special) Now Online.

LTV2 Millstreet Programme 271 (Christmas Special) is now Online, on this Programme we go to Carriganima for an Entertainment Special for Christmas which includes a great performance from the North Stars Choir Group from Cullen who on the Night performed a number of Tracks which they have recorded on to an 8 Track CD for Christmas with all proceeds from this going to Edel House in Cork, also on the Night in Carriganima we had some lovely singing from the likes of Laura Dunlea, Sarah Dennehy from Millstreet, Jerry O`Riordan, Eily Buckley, Jerry McCarthy, a Story or Two from Roger Casey and backing all the Entertainers and Performing on the Night as well was the Legendary Barry O`Halloran, we also go to Lapland to see how preparations are going for Santa Claus and we have a Christmas Song from Paddy O`Brien as well, so we hope you enjoy our Christmas Special and from all the Team at LTV 2 Millstreet we would like to wish all our Viewers both at Home and Abroad a Very Happy and Peaceful Christmas.

Seasons Greetings from Cork Music Station

To all the DJs who worked very hard over the Past 12 months and who on a Weekly Basis give up there Valuable time to Voluntarily Present Great Shows,to the Many Artists who sent us in new Material to be aired and also in some cases took the time out to talk to us Live on Air as well,to All the Promoters/Venue Owners who so kindly left us Broadcast Live from there Great Events both at Home and Abroad, to Everyone who helped us out in any shape or form over the course of the past Year, and of Course most important of all to Our Loyal Listeners from all Over the World both Near and Far,Cork Music Station would like to wish Each And Every One of You a Very Happy Christmas and a Prosperous New Year.


LTV2 Millstreet Programme 270 now Online

LTV2 Millstreet Programme 270 is now online, On this our latest Programme we go out and about in Millstreet to check out the lovely Christmas Lights/Scenes around the Town, we have Christmas Music from Pat Daly and Paddy O`Brien, we visit Cullen for the Presentation of the National Flag to the School out there, and we visit the Celtic Country Night of Entertainment held recently at The Hazel Tree in Mallow, we hope you enjoy our latest Programme.

[read more …] “LTV2 Millstreet Programme 270 now Online”

On the TV and Radio this weekend

A number of Millstreet people appeared on national TV and Radio this weekend:
2015-11-20 Eoin McCaul on the TV3 Toy Show 02First up was Eoin McCaul on the TV3 Toy Show, where he gave a superb performance of an Adele song.
Watch Eoin on the TV3 Player (from 37:50 to 40:30)

2015-11-21 Millstreet Toddlers with Brenda O'Donoghue - RTÉ Radio 1
Next up were the Millstreet Toddler group who won the RTÉ and Irish Rail “Journeys on Us” competition on the Countrywide programme. They hosted Brenda O’Donoghue for an afternoon when the recording was done.
Listen to them on the RTÉ Radio Player (from 18:20)

2015-11-21 Joanne O'Riordan on the Ray D'Arcy Show 01Last Night it was the turn of Joanne O’Riordan who was appeared on the Ray D’Arcy Show and spoke to ray about her recent award and how life is progressing
Watch Joanne on the RTÉ Player (from 1:03:00)

2015-11-21 Katie Healy on the Ray D'Arcy Show 02
Also on the Ray D’Arcy Show was Katie Healy, girlfriend of Kilcorney man David Nolan who was shot in the massachre in the Bataclan Theatre in Paris last weekend
Watch Katie on the RTÉ Player (from the start)

2015-11-24 Aine Collins on the Claire Byrne ShowOn Monday evening Áine Collins TD was speaking on the Claire Byrne Live Show on RTÉ One TV, about gender quotas for the upcoming election.
Watch her on the RTÉ Player (from 33:40)

More photos below: [read more …] “On the TV and Radio this weekend”