“Divine Painting” over Millstreet Skies by Fr. James McSweeney

What an amazing skyscape has been captured by Fr. James McSweeney (www.2u.ie) over Clara Mountain and Millstreet yesterday evening.   I must say that lots of people were commenting on the magnificent sky over the area yesterday evening.  Many thanks, Fr. James.   Click on the image to enlarge.  (S.R.)
What an amazing skyscape has been captured by Fr. James McSweeney (www.2u.ie) over Clara Mountain and Millstreet yesterday evening. I must say that lots of people were commenting on the magnificent sky over the area yesterday evening. Many thanks, Fr. James. Click on the image to enlarge. (S.R.)

Amazing Summer Temperatures in Millstreet This Evening!

Soaring Summer Temperatures 2013! Soaring Summer Temperatures 2013!

This 31degrees centigrade was the amazing street recording at Reen's Pharmacy just before 6pm this Monday evening - 8th July 2013!  (S.R.)
This 31 degrees centigrade was the amazing and very rare street recording observed at Reen’s Pharmacy just before 6pm this Monday evening – 8th July 2013!  Click on images to enlarge.   (S.R.)

Updated July 9th: it went a little higher today – 32C – photo from the Reens Pharmacy facebook page

Two Superb Pictures from Fr. James McSweeney

First snow of winter up on Mushera (Butter Road) looking down across Millstreet and Duhallow I took the picture earlier this morning. We thank Fr. James for this wonderfully atmospheric picture. (S.R.)
Gerard McSweeney (Tooreenbawn) who got married recently to Karen White (Clondrohid) in St.Colman’s Church Macroom. Picture was taken next to Bealick Mill, Macroom. Gerard is of course Fr. James’s brother. Every happiness to the Happy Couple and many thanks, Fr. James for the splendid picture. (S.R.)

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Flooding on Friday in Macroom

Following extremely heavy rain in the Macroom area on Friday evening a temporary flood resulted and traffic stopped until the main roadway leading to Cork was quickly cleared.  The road was cleared with the excellent assistance of the Gardaí, road authorities and residents.  (S.R.)

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The River Finnow in the Current Wet Weather Conditions

The usually gentle-flowing River Finnow assumed a much wider and fast-flowing appearance following the significant amounts of recent rain falling. (S.R.)

Our pictures were taken from the Bridge at Clara Road on Wednesday, 15th August showing both sides where the sound of fast-flowing water was very much in evidence.  (S.R.)

She’d be a lovely little country if you could only roof it!

Well there went our summer! Listening to Radio 1 this morning, weatherman Gerard Fleming forecast about 100mm of rain up to tomorrow (friday) afternoon on the Cork / Kerry border. We had about 30mm last night, so we’ve a bit to go yet, and add in some high winds tonight too … but it seems to be just coming and coming! To put it into perspective, in the very bad flooding in June 2009, we got 92mm, though in the space of a few hours.

All the same, look the video below which might give you a laugh, and make you forget about it … for a short while 😉 … [read more …] “She’d be a lovely little country if you could only roof it!”

Heavy Clouds in Ballydaly – in the final of the RTE weather competition


Congratulations to Geraldine Dennehy on her picture taken across the road from her house. A scene that greeted her from her kitchen window last winter! RTE weather will feature the different pictures that made it to the final over the coming weeks.  [read more …] “Heavy Clouds in Ballydaly – in the final of the RTE weather competition”

There’s a Brrrrrr in the Air over Millstreet Today….It’s no (Snow) Joke!

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Millstreet experienced snow, ice and very cold temperatures this Friday morning (16/12/2011). Here we view Cashman's Park in the distance covered in snow as viewed from Mount Leader Estate, Clara Road.

Thankfully weather forcasters indicate that while we have very cold temperatures at the moment it is totally unlike the arctic conditions we all experienced last Christmas.    It is to become milder during next week.   Here we share some images taken at [read more …] “There’s a Brrrrrr in the Air over Millstreet Today….It’s no (Snow) Joke!”