“Radio Treasures” on Cork Music Station at 9:30 to 11:00 Tonight

Our 10pm feature tonight on “Radio Treasures” on Cork Music Station  (Tues. 11th Sept. 2018) recalls Michael Linehan’s 70th Birthday which took place in Scartaglin on last Saturday night. We also hear the superb pipe music as played by Con Houlihan of Cullen Pipe Band as he piped Michael into the three Bars in Scartaglin – O’Connor’s, Lyons’s and Fleming’s. We reflect on the very successful Autumn Vintage Car Run of last Sunday. We chat about our 1940s  historic photos of Millstreet Boys’ Secondary School. And we travel to Gneeves Wind Farm in the company of Patrick W. O’Leary, Kentucky, USA and Brendan Murphy, Millstreet.

Morley Family Reunion 2018. Pictured at Millstreet Museum Cullen welcomes VIP American Cousins.

We’ve lots of musings and music plus songs from artists like André Rieu, Nat King Cole, Judy Garland, Ann Shelton, The Seekers, Les Paul & Mary Ford plus Hymns from Medjugorje. And there’s more…lots more! Do join us from 9:30 to 11:00pm (Irish Time). Feel very welcome to contact our live broadcast by emailing us on <millstreetmuseum@eircom.net>, by texting 086 825 0074 or by joining our chatline on the Seán Radley Facebook Page.

Michael Linehan’s 70th Birthday in Scartaglin.

Many have enquired if we have podcasts of our weekly 10pm features so that they could listen to them if the live broadcast was missed. As yet we do not have such an audio archive but we are hoping to develop this facility in the not-too-distant future as very kind support for this has become available about which we shall give more details later. For now happy listening to our live broadcast this evening! Below we share images from the topics included in our programme. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)

Brendan Murphy and Patrick W. O’Leary at Gneeves Wind Farm.
Autumn Vintage Run Reaches Top of Coom on Sunday.
Music from the Kingdom at Michael Linehan’s 70th Birthday.

[read more …] ““Radio Treasures” on Cork Music Station at 9:30 to 11:00 Tonight”

All Things Considered

It’s only a few months since Eily Buckley starred in Daniel and Majella’s Road Trip, but now she’s in the latest SuperValu advert on our TV’s, in our cinemas, and anywhere else there’s a screen, and she’s back driving a bus full of children again, like she did for many years ! Huge Congrats to Eily, who appears at about 0:42 in the video below:

[read more …] “All Things Considered”

John’s Winning Commentary

To enter into the Ultimate Croke Park Sleepover, one had to send an audio clip to TodayFM, talking about a theme that was announced on the Dermot & Dave show each morning … in true GAA commentary style. John sent us his commentary on the theme “buying cones for the family“, which got him into the final in Dublin on Friday, which he ultimately won:

[read more …] “John’s Winning Commentary”

The Linehans win the Ultimate Croke Park Sleepover

Congrats to John Linehan and Family who this morning won the The Littlewoods Ireland Ultimate Croke Park Sleepover, on the Dermot and Dave show on TodayFM. They get to stay in Croke Park the night before the All Ireland as well as a winning thousands worth of prizes! See the videos and photos below:


[read more …] “The Linehans win the Ultimate Croke Park Sleepover”

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

We thank Presenter John Greene for advance information re this evening’s programme.  (S.R.)

Not a lot of people are aware that the second biggest animal in the world is
only a short distance from our homes. The Fin Whale, next to the Blue Whale is the biggest animal in the world, and regularly patrols the West Cork coast in search of food. On this week’s edition of Where the road takes me, John Greene takes to the sea in search of Fin, Humpback and Minke Whales.

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

Phone Risk on Telly Bingo

Someone who purchased a Telly Bingo ticket from SuperValu Millstreet will have a chance to win €10,000 by playing the Phone Risk game next Friday on the TV show. If that’s your number on the ticket below, or you know someone whose it might be, make sure to ring the phone number below before 9pm tomorrow.

[read more …] “Phone Risk on Telly Bingo”

This Evening on TV: Eily, Daniel, and Majella

Update: Watch Eily’s episode on the RTÉ Player (from 14:40).

It was a warm welcome for Daniel and Majella as  they celebrated St. Patrick’s Day in Millstreet with our own Eily Buckley at Geararoe B&B.  Watch all the excitement as Daniel & Majella’s B&B Road Trip continues this evening Tuesday (22nd May 2018) at 8.30pm on RTÉ One TV  🚗. Not to be missed!

[read more …] “This Evening on TV: Eily, Daniel, and Majella”

Seasons Greetings form Cork Music Station

To all the DJ’s who have 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.

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”