We have just received a greatly appreciated message of sincere sympathy from our Breton Friends in Pommerit le Vicomte having become aware of the passing of Anne Keane to her Eternal Reward, R.I.P.. Anne was of course synonymous with our Twinning Association and superbly coordinated many splendid welcomes in Millstreet and in Brittany as a wonderfully dedicated Committee Member of the Millstreet Twinning Association. Here is a translation of the message sent from Brittany by Joseph and Yves which is so very thoughtful and supportive. (S.R.)
“Hello to all dear friends of MILLSTREET we have been greatly saddened to learn of the announcement of the death of ANNE KEANE – supreme personality of your Twinning Committee. Anne was always so very helpful and supportive during our exchanges. Courageous and dignified in the face of her illness. (Every day that passes is bonus, she told me during our last visits 2016- 2017-2018 so let’s take advantage of it). On behalf of the entire Twinning Committee of Pommerit le Vicomte on behalf of Mayor MICHEL LANCIEN Mr. Floch Jean, Mr. Gautier Alain (former mayor) and the whole municipality we present by your intermediary our very sincere condolences to the entire family of ANNE KEANE as well as to all the members of your committee. JOSEPH and YVES.”
Below we share some Twinning images from the past as we all recall our great Friend Anne. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a hanam dílis.
As our Breton Friends from our Twin Town Pommerit le Vicomte return home following an enjoyable week in Millstreet and the West of Ireland we feature on Cork Music Station tonight at 10:00 a special musical recording presented at Coolefield House (the home of Michael, Pam and the Thornton Family) on Sunday 16th Sept. 2018. The wonderfully talented musicians are members of Millstreet CCÉ coordinated by Claire O’Loughlin – O’Leary. And, of course, “Radio Treasures” on CMS also features our mix of the very best of instrumental music and song plus our musings sharing lots of interesting information. Feel most welcome to join us tonight 9:30 to 11:00 and consider contacting us on our Seán Radley Facebook chatline. Patrick W.O’Leary from Louisville, Kentucky also enjoyed the musical evening at Coolefield House. Here we share images from our Musical Presentation and the leaving of our Breton Friends on Sat. 22nd Sept.. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.) [read more …] “Traditional Music Special on Tonight’s “Radio Treasures” on CMS”
Recently, about twenty members of the Pommerit-Millstreet twinning committee attended the AGM of the association. After the approval of the moral and financial report in 2017, a report was made of the meetings of departmental and regional Brittany-Ireland twinning committees. The observation is obvious. “Many committees are in survival and the future is very uncertain.”
With its 26 members, the Pommerit committee is doing pretty well and keeps its dynamism. After the re-election of the office, it was decided to renew the activities organized during the last season. The boules contest will take place on the weekend of April 28th and 29th. The association will participate in the Telethon.
For reasons of availability, the stay in Ireland, originally scheduled for late June, has been postponed after the summer holidays. The departure is scheduled for Friday, September 14 for a return on Sunday, September 23. This stay is open to all. [from ouest-france.fr]
French local elections take place this weekend, so our twin town Pommerit-le-Vicompte will be electing anew. Read their local article on the profiles of the candidates [or the translated version in English]
Here we share a further 31 images of the leaving of our Friends. In two years time, God willing, it will be Millstreet’s turn to travel for a week to Brittany. It’s so wonderfully uplifting that the Twinning between our two communities has continued to grow in strength over the past almost thirty years. Vive La Bretagne et Vive l’Irlande – Long live Brittany and [read more …] “Our Breton Friends Leave Millstreet on Saturday”
The happy group arrived at our Millstreet Headquarters (McCarthy’s Bar at The Square). The main group will travel to Dublin on Monday until Wednesday while a smaller group will visit Dingle and the West. Here we share lots more images of the arrival today (Sat. 8th June 2013). We wish our Friends a very [read more …] “Welcome to our Breton Friends Who Arrived Today”
Cullens Willie Fitzgerald and his son John have recently established a new Internet Radio Station called corkmusicstation,each week the amount of people tuning into this radio station is steadily increasing and it is fast becoming well established as a place to listen to the best of music with a big emphasis on Country-and-Western and Irish music, The website for it is http://www.corkmusicstation.com/ and you may contact the station through its very own chatroom, by email or by Text. Full details are on its website, DJs on the Station include Willie himself and LTV 2 Presenter Sean Radley amongst others.
To give people a taste of what the Radio Station is like check out the youtube audio below and the corkmusicstation DJ presenting on this clip is Sean Radley which was taken from his weekly Programme Radio Treasures,this was first broadcast on Tuesday July 10 2012, in this piece Sean went to The Clara Inn Pub in Millstreet on Friday Night July 6 last to record some great music and song, so for more information go to http://www.corkmusicstation.com/
Our Sunday begins in Pommerit le Vicomte where we assemble before driving to nearby beautiful Pontrieux where we attend Mass followed by a very enjoyable stroll through the charming town which has the river flowing through making it a truly exquisite setting. In the afternoon Yves and Josiane took me to a very interesting [read more …] “Pommerit le Vicomte Visit 2011 – Part Two”
As promised, we begin our special feature on our recent visit to our twin town, Pommerit le Vicomte in Brittany where celebrations marking the 25th anniversary of our Twinning took place on the Friday evening (2nd Sept. 2011) …. But we begin on the previous Saturday (27th Aug.) when twenty of us left The Square, Millstreet on Darren Kealy’s bus driven by William Fitzgerald. Leaving Cork Airport we soon arrived at [read more …] “Millstreet Visits Pommerit le Vicomte in Autumn 2011 – Part One”
A delegation of twenty two from Millstreet are going to Pommerit-le-Vicompte in Brittany this coming Saturday for the 25th anniversary of the twinning between our towns. This article appeared on Le Télégramme.com a local French newspaper ahead of the trip (translation below):
Millstreet. Une délégation pour le 25e anniversaire du jumelage
Le comité de jumelage va recevoir une délégation irlandaise de Millstreet, du samedi 27août au samedi 3septembre, à l’occasion du 25e anniversaire du jumelage. Vingt-deuxIrlandais seront reçus dansdes familles pommeritaines. Le bureau, autour des deux présidents, Yves Allain et JosephCrom, a mis en place tous les détails du programme et des festivités. L’arrivée des Irlandais est prévue le samedi 27août. Durant leur semaine sur le sol breton, de nombreuses visites sont prévues (cap Fréhel, Dinan, découverte du Finistère, balade en famille, découverte du patrimoine local…) [read more …] “Millstreet delegation going to Pommerit-le-Vicompte”
This weekend Millstreet welcomes twelve visitors form its Breton twin town Pommerit le Vicomte for a week. Residing with host families, the visiting party are due to arrive in Millstreet on Saturday at noon. From a formal twinning in 1985, key areas of mutual interest have been developed and copper-fastened on the latest chapter, described as one of the memorable visits undertaken between the centres. Everyone who would like to join the the twinning activities is very welcome. The schedule for the week is:
Sat 18th 12pm approx: Arrival and lunch with host families in McCarthy’s
Sat 18th 2pm: Tree planting ceremony – Cork road.
Sun 19th: Day with the host families
Sun 19th 8pm: Riverdance at the INEC Killarney
Mon 20th: Visitors leave Millstreet on a 2 day tour
Snow (some 20 cms!) pictures from Pommerit-le-Vicomte, our very special Breton Twin Town, very kindly emailed to us by Yannick Perrot whose picture from our Brittany visit of 2006 I also feature. We are truly uplifted to note that Yannick and many good Friends in our very beautiful Twin Town (with which we are twinned almost 25 years) are regular visitors to our website.