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

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.)

Sliabh Luachra Cycling Club Weekly Update

Busy week for the Club kicking off with Benny O Dea, Cathal Bradley, Dan Murphy and Denis O Connor completing the “Cycle against Suicide” from Killarney to Mallow on Thursday last. Thanks for Scoil Phobail Sliabh Luachra for supporting this initiative.

Paudie Keane, Pat MacAuliffe, Hannah O Connor and Mike Casey attended the West Limerick Endurance 125 in Monagea on Saturday last where Paudie completed the course in the quickest time. The club spin took on the Nadd Windmillls, always a challenging route on Sunday last. Well done to our “Couch to Ring of Kerry” group, they cycled their first 70 km and enjoyed the scenery from St John’s Well on Mushera Mountain.

Busy weekend for the Club racers with the Kanturk Three Day on over the Bank Holiday weekend. The juveniles were first off on Saturday morning with a stage race on the Freemount /Newmarket/Kanturk loop followed by a Time Trial in the afternoon. Sunday was a further stage race on loops of the Kanturk /Mallow Road loop. This race attracts the best underage talent in the country to what is a well-orchestrated event by O Leary Stone Kanturk Cycling Club. Sean P Fleming was the top unplaced under 11 in two stages with Ben Murphy winning the final under 16 stage on Sunday morning in three way sprint up Hospital Hill in Kanturk. Well done to all the juveniles who took part and special mention to Amy Fleming who took a nasty fall on the first stage Saturday morning but was back on Sunday to shout on her teammates. In the Adult section Anthony Tancred had a very popular 3rd place in the first stage of the A4 Race with Richard Cleverly finishing 5th on the TT stage and 7th overall in the overall General Classification on the A2/A3 Section. All in all a very strong weekend for the club in Kanturk. Well done to Danny Curtin and his team for the organisation and thanks to the SLCC parents who helped out marshalling over the weekend Preparations are ongoing for the Inaugural Sliabh Luachra CC Youth Races for Juniors, U16, U14 & U12 Boys & Girls on June 16th at Knocknagree SLCC Sportive is on 30th June next with 3 routes to choose from. Training for Juveniles interested in either leisure or competitive cycling continues every Saturday at 9 am.

Language and Culture Night in Millstreet Community School – Thurs. 2nd May 2019

This year’s Language and Culture Night will take place in Millstreet Community School on Thursday 2nd May beginning at 7pmSpecial guest will be Cork GAA legend Seán Óg Ó hAilpín.

The event will once again be an opportunity to acknowledge and celebrate the many nationalities represented by members of our local community.  The evening will include song, dance and a chance to learn a little about different cultures and traditions. Those attending will be able to taste food from a variety of countries.  Admission is free and all are welcome.

Sliabh Luachra Cycling Club weekly update

The long evenings and decent weather is providing a great opportunity for both the Couch to Ring of Kerry group and the leisure cyclists within the club to get some decent spins in, including some undertaking the Ride Dingle Sportive and the sportive in Killavullen on Sunday last. One of the key local leisure sportives is the Twin Peaks Challenge on 12th May next organised by Killarney CC.
Our annual Tour of Sliabh Luachra will take place on June 30th at 9:00am from Teach Iosagain.

A group of 12 juveniles and 7 adults took part in the 54th Annual John Drumm Memorial Cup races in Currow last Sunday. Days like this the Club bus really pays off. This was the biggest representation SLCC had at any race to date and bodes well for the future. Four of our juveniles came home with placings, Sean P Fleming, Nicholas Buckley, Amy Fleming and Kate Murphy. Keenan Dennehy had his first day out racing – we had a few mechanicals and punctures along the way for good measure – well done to John Breen and his team at Currow CC for providing such an array of events at all juvenile levels.

From an adult racing perspective it’s great to see Paudie Keane and Sean Dineen back racing in Currow. Anthony Tancred, Johnny R O Sullivan, Richard Cleverly, Denis O Connor and Dan Murphy all rode well and finished safely in their various races.

Next week the racing focus moves to the Kanturk 3 day – with racing for Juveniles and Adults kicking off on Saturday.

Preperations are ongoing for the Inaugural Sliabh Luachra CC Youth Races for Juniors, U16, U14 & U12 Boys & Girls on June 16th at at Knocknagree.

Training for Juveniles interested in either leisure or competitive cycling continues every Saturday at 9am.

Celebrating Julia’s 105th Birthday at Millstreet Day Care Centre

On Wednesday, 17th April 2019 there was a truly special occasion at Millstreet Day Care Centre when Coordinator Mary Feeley and her wonderfully dedicated Staff organised a superb Party with music by Guest Tommy celebrating the inspiring 105th Birthday of Julia Mary Murphy of Toorbonia and also marking the fact that David Barrett as well as Matthew Broe have been residents of twenty years at MDCC.  On the occasion Julia not only sang “A Mother’s Love is a Blessing” but danced and recalled memories.   On Cork Music Station this Tuesday at 10pm on “Radio Treasures” we listen to Julia’s song and hear her memories.  Here we share a selection of some 22 images recalling the recent most enjoyable event.  Click on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.) [read more …] “Celebrating Julia’s 105th Birthday at Millstreet Day Care Centre”

Eily’s Report – April 16th

Dia is Mhuire díobh go léir a chairde, and welcome to my Report.

The fine weather ran out for many of our weekend events here in Millstreet, but it’s a well-known fact that when the going gets though, the tough gets going. The organisers of our weekend Feile Cheoil excelled themselves in putting up posters etc. in wind and rain, to let the people know that a few days and nights of traditional entertainment was about to begin, and the gala Ceili on Saturday night at the Wallis Arms was just the place to make you forget the raging elements outside. There were winners and losers at the various competitions but the wonderful music by the popular “Conifers “, turned the Hotel Ballroom into a place of real Traditional music, and joy.

Meanwhile at the other end of Town we had an extravanza of classical music and singing provided in our beautiful St. Patrick’s Parish Church, when the mighty voices of the Duhallow Choral Society and The Kerry Choral Union joined forces to raise funds for our Local Community Hospital. In excess of 100 voices made up the cast who filled the Sanctuary to its limit. Our church took on a cathedral-like appearance filled with light and colour and atmosphere. The very large crowd was held spellbound by their enchanting repertoire which went on non-stop, for the most of one and a half hours.

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Sliabh Luachra Cycling Club Notes

Well done to Denis O Connor, continuing his recent good form with a 5th place finish this weekend in the A3 race in Dungarvan coming with a late sprint and catching the leading breakaway group right at the death. SLCC had a strong adult representation in Dungarvan with Donie Kelleher, Johnny R O Sullivan, Richard Cleverly Anthony Tancred and Dan Murphy all competing well. SLCC had a number of Juveniles kicking off their racing career in Dungarvan with Nicholas Buckley, Ciaran Finnegan and Darragh Dennehy all experiencing the racing buzz for the first time and all competing well Our U14 Team raced well with Amy Fleming 2nd in the girls category while Sean Hurley, Aidan Morley and Dinny Murphy finishing well up in the group of the boys race. Ben Murphy made the podium in the U16 race finishing 3rd in the uphill sprint finish. Kate Murphy finished 3rd in the combined under 12 race All in all a very enjoyable day in Dungarvan with SLCC competitive across the full day. Denis O Connor and Dan Murphy’s recent form see them selected for a Munster Team in the Gorey 3 Day race over Easter. The juveniles head to Drogheda next weekend for the weekend long Ras Na Nog while the adults are in Blarney. Training for Juveniles interested in either leisure or competitive cycling continues every Saturday at 9 am

Well done to our club members who did the Ballyfinnane Charity Cycle in aid of Ballyfinnane National Schoole last Saturday.

There was a good turnout in sunny Barraduff for our club spin on Sunday morning.  Four groups set off at different paces and distances.

New members always welcome to both adult or juvenile sections of the club-learn to enjoy a great sport and gain some new friends. For further information contact 087-7023562 or the club Facebook page.

5th Year students going to Lourdes at Easter – thank you for your support with fundraising

Thanks to everyone who supported the fundraising efforts of 5th year students from Millstreet Community School – Caoimhe O’Leary, Emma Brady, Michelle O’Riordan and Sarah Bourke.  They will be travelling with the Irish Pilgrimage Trust as helpers for a week-long pilgrimage during their Easter holidays.  As a result of your support they have been able to cover the travel/accommodation costs for their trip (€670/person).  Thank you!

Wonderfully Colourful Rathmore’s St. Patrick’s Parade on Sunday

One of the many excellent participating groups in the Parade – This is Shrone N.S. with a superb presentation – one of the winning entries in fact on Sunday 10th March 2019.
The Millstreet Parade Judges arrive.
Pictured on the Parade Reviewing Stand in Rathmore.  Click in the images to enlarge.  (S.R.)  Many more pictures of the Parade to follow later in the week.

Unveiling of Special Plaque at Town Park Bridge on Monday

Everyone is welcome to the unveiling of a special plaque at the Bridge in Millstreet Town Park on Monday, 11th March 2019 at 10:30 a.m..  The Plaque is dedicated to John O’Keeffe and the late Lena O’Keeffe in recognition of their magnificent contribution to Millstreet Tidy Towns Association and to Millstreet Town Park over many years.  Our picture shows John and Lena photographed in 2006.  Click on the image to enlarge.  (S.R.)

John & Lena O’Keeffe pictured at West End, Millstreet on 18th July 2006.

 

Thanks for supporting Lourdes Table Quiz

Many thanks to everyone who supported the Table Quiz which took place in The Wallis Arms on Friday 1st February.  A total of twenty-nine teams took place, which was fantastic.  There was a wonderful array of raffle prizes, including those sent by Patrick O’Leary from Kentucky (USA).

A total of €1600 was raised.  This money will go towards the travel and accommodation costs of four 5th year students from Millstreet Community School who will be travelling to Lourdes as helpers with the Irish Pilgrimage Trust at Easter.  They are: Caoimhe O’Leary, Sarah Louise Bourke, Emma Brady and Michelle O’Riordan.

“Radio Treasures” Tonight from 9:30 to 11:00 Features Updates Galore

Our 10pm interview tonight on Cork Music Station will whet the appetite for next week’s full feature on Millstreet Vintage Club’s most successful Event in aid of Cork Simon Community – we chat with Chairman of MVC Donie Lucey.   And also in tonight’s “Radio Treasures” we include musings, music and songs galore.  We thank Eily Buckley for her much appreciated mention in her Regional Report of our weekly programme.  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 086 825 0074.  One may also email us on millstreetmuseum @eircom.net – Happy Listening!

Hugely successful MIllstreet Vintage Club Event for Cork Simon Community

Dietitian Niamh O’Connor of Cork Nutrition Consultancy pictured with Librarian Grace Tangney following a truly splendid talk at Millstreet Library during which excellent advice and tips were shared.
A section of the capacity audience present for the magnificent programme at Millstreet Gramophone Circle given by Eithne O’Keeffe of Boherbue (third from left). Dermot Kiely of Cullen (on right of Eithne) will present in Millstreet on Fri. 15th Feb. 2019.

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