Regional Report 1010 – 27th April 2010


Eily Buckley

Dia is mhuire diobh go leir a cairde and welcome to news report 1010 from Millstreet. Fondest greetings dear listeners and I wish you all the very best on this lovely soft but breezy Tuesday morning. This week I’d like to convey our heartiest congratulations to my dear brother, Bro. Vincent Corkery, of the De La Salle order who has been working in Malaysia for over sixty years and in appreciation of him great work, the Sultan of Perak (head of state in Perak, Malaysia) of that country conferred him with the highest honour in the land, namely the DATO title. It would be the equivalent of knighthood in this part of the world. He loves Ireland and comes home every year, but his Heart is in his beloved Malaysia. In accepting this great honour he said he was taking it on behalf of all missionaries, who worked in that land including all the Sisters of the Dishane Order .

Many congratulations to our own Sean Radley on receiving a very prestigious Award at UCC recently.

[read more …] “Regional Report 1010 – 27th April 2010”

1920s Postcard from Millstreet

An unposted c1920 postcard of Clara mountain and the valley below entitled “Mount Clara and Valley, Millstreet, Co.Cork”, which is currently on sale on eBay. (Click on the photo for a bigger clearer photo).

Anyone have an idea from where it was taken, and what house is in the right foreground?



Some of the doctors that have been in Westbourne

  • 1907 1914 1919 Richard Radley Leader
  • 1939 1945 1951 1955 : Dr Mary Esther O’Connell (née O’Shea) – CO. CORK DOCTOR APPOINTED The Commissioner acting for Leitrim Board of Health has, on the recommendation of the Appointments Commissioners , appointed Dr. Mary Esther O’Connell (nee Q’Shea), Westbourne , Millstreet , Cork.[ref]
  • 1945: Dr. ME O’Connell [1945]
  • 1959: John Cribbin
  • Michael Feeley

TODO : finish the list of doctors


This is the original photo from the Lawrence Collection (about 1909), the full size version can be see at the National Library of Ireland website here


So where was it taken from? In short, the back of the old boys school on Clara Road, across from the Presbytery, which are now dwelling houses.

Plotting a line from the forestry on the north side of Clara to the side of Westbourne House (as in the photo), leaves you at the back of the old boys school.  (see the plot lines below)

It was also taken from an elevated position (at first we though it was from an upstairs window, but the school only got an upstairs after it was sold as a school, and a second floor built during its conversion into dwelling houses.

Looking below at the OSI map from about 1900, this is where it would have been taken from. The low walls in the foreground of the original photo match the walls in the map below.Below is the old Boys National School on the Clara Road. The the photo of Clara was most likely taken from behind this building. This photo is also part of the Lawrence collection.


LTV2 Programme 163: Interview of Crystal Swing

Seán Radley Interview with Crystal Swing at the Charleville Park Hotel on March 21st 2010.

The initial interview at the album launch from 2009 with Crystal Swing which Seán refers to in the above video is included below: [read more …] “LTV2 Programme 163: Interview of Crystal Swing”

Results and Fixtures 24th-30th April

Ducon Cup: Rockchapel 3-13 Millstreet 2-13
JHL: Banteer 4-11 Millstreet 2-14
MARHL Group B: Na Piarsaigh B 2-23 Millstreet 1-4

Cork Minors beat Clare by 1-09 to 0-09 in the Munster Championship. Michael Vaughan was an unused sub.

Friendly:  kilnamartrya 0-11 St Johns Football Club 1-5

1A Park Utd 3 Rathcoole Rovers 1
2A Millstreet Cel 6 Inter City Cel 1
3A Rathcoole Rovers 1 Grattan Utd 2; Strand Utd 1 Los Zarcos 3

Kilcorney: Andrew Leary bt Seamus Sexton 1bwl €1,200 Martin Coppinger bt Edmond Sexton 1bwl €1,200


Co Minor “A” Regional Hurling League – Group 2: Newcestown v Millstreet at Kilmurry @ 7.30 pm 29th April

[read more …] “Results and Fixtures 24th-30th April”

Parish Newsletter – 25th April 2010

Parish Newsletter – Fourth Sunday of Easter –Vocations Sunday

25th April, 2010

Fr. Declan O’Connor P.P. Fr. David Gunn C.C. & Fr. Micheál Manning A.P.

Tel Nos. Millstreet  029-70043  /  Cullen  029-79028   / Mobile 087-7752948

Email:  <email>



10.00a.m.-1.00p.m. & 2.00p.m.-5.00p.m.

Your prayers are requested for the repose of the souls of the following and for those whose anniversaries occur around this time, and for those for whom masses will be offered during the week:

RECENT DEATHS: Jeremiah (Jerry) O’Connor, Florida & late of Coolikerane

[read more …] “Parish Newsletter – 25th April 2010”

Radio Field Day on Musheramore

The North Cork Radio Group have just been awarded a Group call-sign EI1NC (echo India 1 November Charlie).

In celebration of gaining this call and also International Marconi day (commemorating the birthday of Guglielmo Marconi), the Group will be holding a field day event from the mountain of Musheramore at Millstreet north Co Cork today, 24th and weather permitting running through into Sun 25th.

Operation will start at approx 10:30am on most, if not all bands. Further info about our group and its future plans will be accessible via

from the Southgate Radio Club with more information on

Eire Og 1-05 Millstreet 1-04

Co Premier 2 Minor Football Championship
Eire Og 1-05 Millstreet 1-04

Two late points from Daniel O’Connor saw Eire Og advance to Round 3 after this Co Premier 2 Minor Football Championship opening round game against Millstreet which was played in Carrigadrohid on Wednesday (7th April) evening.

After a tentative opening by both sides Eire Og finally got off the mark when in the 6th minute Ronan Dennehy sent over a neat point. As both sides continued to miss chances Eire Og began to come more into the game and with Craig O’Driscoll, Killian Murphy, Sean O’Connor, Daniel O’Shea, Barry McDonagh and Daniel O’Connor leading by example chances began to fall their way. Although scores were still at a premium they kept pressing forward and were rewarded with a brace of pointed frees from O’Connor to put themselves three up by the 21st minute. [read more …] “Eire Og 1-05 Millstreet 1-04”

Regional Report 1009 – 20th April 2010


Eily Buckley

Dia is mhuire diobh go leir a cairde and welcome to news report 1009 from Millstreet.

Fondest greetings dear listeners and I wish you all the very best on this fine sunny Tuesday morning. After another frosty night.

Our deepest sympathy goes out to the Polish Community on the tragic deaths of their leading politicions at home in Poland. May they rest in Peace.

The April issue of Clara News is due in the shops this Thursday.

The Annual Cloghoula Pattern will be held on Bank Holiday Monday May 3rd, with all the usual attractions.

[read more …] “Regional Report 1009 – 20th April 2010”

Brother Vincent Corkery receives Honour from Sultan of Perak

2010-04-18 Brother Vincent Corkery, formerly of Liscahane

Brother Vincent Corkery (Jerry Corkery) formerly of Liscahane, who has been on the Missions with the La Salle Brothers at St. Michaels Institution in Ipoh (Malaysia), was yesterday conferred a Datukship by the Sultan of Perak in recognition of his contributions in the education sector in Ipoh. The conferring is in conjunction with his Highness’ 82nd birthday (April 19th 2010). The investiture ceremony was held at the Iskandariah Palace in Kuala Kangsar.

We hope Brother Vincent had a great and eventful day. Congratulations!

Afterwards he commented:

I wish to express my deepest appreciation to His Highness the Sultan of Perak for this high honour, which I am happy to receive on behalf of the La Salle Brothers and St. Michael’s Institution.
As we approach our first centenary, it is a signal recognition for St Michael’s as a long  established beacon of excellence. Here young people without distinction are prepared to take their place in society and serve with honesty and dedication.
It will be greeted with joy among the thousands of our ever faithful alumni.
The honour is timely and much appreciated.

with thanks to his sister Eily Buckley for the news

[read more …] “Brother Vincent Corkery receives Honour from Sultan of Perak”

Féile Cheoil Tribute to Stephen Carroll

The Annual Millstreet Féile Cheoil was organised by the Millstreet Branch of CCÉ (Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann) and held at Millstreet Community School on Sunday, 18th April 2010. During that evening a special tribute was paid to the late Stephen Carroll who had been  a dedicated Judge at a number of Féile Cheoil events but who sadly died at such a young age since last year’s event.   Stephen’s parents, Michael & Sheila as well as family members, Adrian & Sinéad from the Kilcummin/Gneeveguilla area were present to witness the presentation of the new Stephen Carroll Shield for Button Accordian to Damien Mullane who was this year’s Judge in that competition.   It was James Linehan and Michael O’Riordan of Millstreet CCÉ who organised this special and lasting tribute to the late Stephen.   Stephen had always been such an obliging, talented, welcoming and sincere Friend to so many.   We include a picture (taken in the hospitality room)  from Millstreet Féile Cheoil 2009 (19th April) where Stephen is seated first from left.   Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam uasal. (Seán Radley for

More photos and a tribute to Stephen are below: [read more …] “Féile Cheoil Tribute to Stephen Carroll”

Memories Of The Irish Travellers

The travellers parked their horse drawn vans at the Shannaknock cross when I was a young boy
And recalling such good memories is a thing I still enjoy
And though their colorful Romany caravans are no longer to be seen
Good memories last a life time and we recall what has been.
I loved their colorful pinto horses with white patches through the brown
On March the first they bought and sold them at the horse fair in Millstreet Town
In the early sixties the increase on automobile traffic brought an end to the horse drawn van
And jeeps and motor vans became the transport of the born to wander clan.
At the cross road around their camp fire on a starry Winter’s night
They played their tunes and sung their songs under the pale moonlight
And something lost forever that won’t be found again
And only the fond memories of the past now does remain
Of Ireland in the fifties and the early sixties long before I reached my prime
When the travellers travelled in their horse drawn vans that is going back in time
They added so much colour to the green old countryside
As the byroads of the County they travelled far and wide.

by Francis Duggan

Round the Fireside – Millstreet edition

Don’t forget that the Millstreet edition of “Round the Fireside” is on Tonight (Monday) 9:50pm!

A special greeting to Pat & Olive Monaghan in Las Vegas, U.S.A. who are very loyal and regular visitors to Pat telephoned me last night indicating that he had also listened to C103’s “Round the Fireside” on Monday night which featured many Millstreet people and that he had thoroughly enjoyed it. Incidentally, a second programme with the same Millstreet guests airs on next Monday, 19th April at 9.50 p.m. (Irish time). Seán Radley for

You can’t listen to old C103FM programmes at the moment but you can listen to C103FM live. So if you want to hear the programme, tune in at 21:50 GMT.

Originally published on: Apr 15, 2010 @ 12:47

Results & Fixtures: 17th-23th April 2010

JB Football League: Lismire 0-10 St.Johns 0-12 🙂 (17th April – their first victory)
Duhallow U21HC:  Millstreet 1-15 Newmarket 0-11;
Duhallow JBFL: Dromtariffe 4-9 Millstreet 0-3;
Cork Minor A Regional Hurling League Group 2: New Gaels (Whitechurch) 3-12 Millstreet 2-14;

Div 1A: Rathcoole Rovers 0 Dillon’s Cross Ath 2 (Sat 17th Apr)
Div 2A: Hillington 2 Millstreet Cel 4
Div 3A: Macroom 6 Los Zarcos 1

(Coming into the last few games of the season, Rathcoole and Millstreet Celtic are in contention for honours in their respective divisions. The current tables are shown at the bottom of this post)

Clara Mountain Run: See the post with the pictures and full results from the IMRA


[read more …] “Results & Fixtures: 17th-23th April 2010”

Parish Newsletter 18th April 2010

Third Sunday of Easter, 18th APRIL, 2010

Fr. Declan O’Connor P.P. Fr. David Gunn C.C. & Fr. Micheál Manning A.P.

Tel Nos. Millstreet 029-70043 / Cullen 029-79028 / Mobile 087-7752948

Email: <email>



10.00a.m.-1.00p.m. & 2.00p.m.-5.00p.m.

Your prayers are requested for the repose of the souls of the following and for those whose anniversaries occur around this time, and for those for whom masses will be offered during the week:

Mass Intentions this Week-end:

Saturday 17th April:

Millstreet Vigil 6.30 p.m. Patrick Murphy, Cloughoulabeg

Cullen Vigil 8.00 p.m. Peg Forde, Mologhroe

[read more …] “Parish Newsletter 18th April 2010”

Spring at Last

Spring has come at last, but it looks as if we have headed straight into Summer. The swallows have arrived over the weekend zipping around the place excited about the imminent nesting, and the long bright evenings have put a smile on most faces, and got them out and about. Below are some interesting photos from the last week from the Millstreet area.
[read more …] “Spring at Last”

Millstreet’s Cultural Icons

Now quite a well known artist his fame known far and wide
And to the people of Millstreet and Duhallow his success a sense of pride
The likeable Bertie Buckley people like him are rare
His knowledge of art and his gifts with other people he is prepared to share.
The singer songwriter Eugene Brosnan for Millstreet waves the flag
A world wide known entertainer that is surely worth a brag
At many a big concert the favourite of the crowd
And of his remarkable achievements he ought to feel quite proud.
The genius Bernard O Donoghue is one worthy of note
In the World of modern literature he is a major poet
As good as Brendan Kennelly and Seamus Heaney some have been known to say
Two of the leading writers in the Ireland of today.
Claraghatlea’s own Jerry Kelleher is no stranger to renown
He has become quite famous long miles from Millstreet Town
His books ‘Irish journeys in America’ have brought their author fame
And in the World of literature his is a well known name.
[read more …] “Millstreet’s Cultural Icons”

Genealogy: looking for James Cronin

I have just discovered your site while looking for my grandfather and have been engrossed on the articles. I thought you may be able to help me in my search. I am looking for a James Cronin who married Ellen Shine in June of 1941 in Dromtarriff, they had one child a girl Mary, all i know is that they separated not long after she was born. Ellen as far as we know never heard from James the only info i have on him is that he his fathers name was Jeremiah and that his brothers name was Andrew i know of at least 2 sisters but have no names any help would be great has i have hit many a brick wall.

Thanking you,


Say as Little as Possible!

'TIME TO LEAVE ASIDE THE DOOM': Minister for Enterprise Batt O'Keeffe with 'Sunday Independent' Editor Aengus Fanning

GETTING a straight answer from Batt O’Keeffe is no easy thing. As befits a true son of Millstreet, the new Minister for Enterprise has about half a dozen ways of saying as little as possible.

from an article in today’s Sunday Independant

Obviously Batt is from Cullen … but what are they trying to say about us in Millstreet? It wouldn’t be like us to fudge our words, would it now !  😉 😉

CSR Cadbury’s Rathmore – 2010 Pub Quiz

CSR Cadbury’s Rathmore

2010 Pub Quiz

in aid of the Cullen and District Special Needs Association,

Fairfield Tavern, (Doyle’s Bar),

Fri.23rd, April at 9.30pm sharp

€40 per team of 4, €10 per person.

Also Monster Card Game

Cullen Community Centre on Monday May 3rd.

Everyone welcome! Great prizes to be won on the night.

Food and refreshments provided.

When I Was Younger And Lived In Millstreet

When I was younger and lived in Millstreet far north of here even by sky
I used to climb to Clara Mountain on pleasant evenings in July
The hill overlooking the old fields just west of the Town of Millstreet
I often picked and ate whortleberries from the heather the small blue fruits tasted so sweet,
The skylark above me was carolling like a tiny musical speck as upwards he flew
I recall I could still hear him singing even though he had gone from my view,
Overlooking the Town of Millstreet and the countryside for miles around
The scenery of Sliabh Luachra and Duhallow breathtaking when viewed from the higher ground,
Kippagh and rugged Caherbarnagh and Gortavehy and it’s face of stone,
The mountain ranges of east Kerry and the legendary Paps of Shrone,
The green countryside of Duhallow of Cullen, Boherbue and Derrinagree
And back along by the Cork-Kerry border from Rathmore to high Knocknagree
The past has gone to the forever though the Happy memories we retain
And only in fancy on the slopes of Clara I do eat whortleberries again.

by Francis Duggan

Clara Mountain Run

The Clara Mountain Run is on this Sunday 18th April at 7pm. Starts on the Clara Road as normal. It’s a 6.2 km  run and the top and back, with the top of Clara 352m above the starting point. For us mere mortals, it’s often hard enough to walk to the top … but these guys run up and down as fast as they can. Get out and support them and enjoy the atmosphere.

information is available on the IMRA website

Fires on Clara

Fires on the back of  Clara Mountain last Monday evening, with Kevin Bickerydke paragliding in the foreground. The photo was taken from over Gneeves. The weather has been so dry for the last week, and it’s been lovely, but the gorse will burn very quickly in this weather. The old saying “Rain  rain go to Spain, and come back another day” is pretty apt these days. The weather in Spain is terrible at the moment!

Pictures thanks to Donal Cashman

[read more …] “Fires on Clara”

Death notice: Julia Horgan, Kilcorney

The death has occurred on Tuesday, April 13, 2010 at Mallow General Hospital of Julia HORGAN, (née Ring) of North Horsemount, Kilcorney, Cork. Reposing at McCarthy’s Funeral Home, Banteer this Wednesday evening from 6.30pm, followed by removal at 8.30pm to St. Nicholas’ Church, Kilcorney. Requiem Mass tomorrow, Thursday, at 12 noon. Burial afterwards in the adjoining cemetery.

Regional Report 1008 – 13th April 2010


Eily Buckley

Dia is mhuire diobh go leir a cairde and welcome to news report 1008 from Millstreet.

Fondest greetings dear listeners and I wish you all the very best on this heavenly Tuesday morning with the sun shining all around.

And I want to wish Our lovely John Paul, at the radio station, a very happy Birthday.

Our Divine Mercy devotions were held in our Parish Church on Sunday afternoon and were very well attended, with many of the congregation taking part as well as the church choir.

A notice from the local branch of Comhaltas Ceoltoiri Eireann to say that their popular annual Feile Ceoil , comprising of competitions in singing dancing ,music , recitation ,and so on, will be held at our Community School on this Sunday Apr 18th ,starting at 12.30 sharp.

The Cullen and District Special Needs Association want to tank all those who helped in any way to make this years event the great success that it was. And are appealing to cards holders to please return all cards and cash as soon as possible.

Further to that they want to mention the Cadbury CSR Pub Quiz which will be held at the Fairfield Bar in Knocknagree on Fri. Apr 23rd , proceeds to the Special Needs fund.

[read more …] “Regional Report 1008 – 13th April 2010”

Results & Fixtures: 10th-16th April 2010

JAFL: Millstreet 1-8 Cullen 0-10
MFC: Eire Og 1-5 Millstreet 1-4

U-16 A Muskerry Football League (20/March) Millstreet 5-10 Iniscarra 3-6

Co Premier 2 Minor Football Championship: Eire Og 1-05 Millstreet 1-04 (7th April)

Murphy’s Irish Stout County Cup quarter-final: Millstreet Cel 1 Park Utd “B” 2.
Murphy’s Irish Stout league 1A: Ballyvolane 0 Rathcoole Rovers 0
Div 3A: Los Zarcos 1 Macroom 4; Strand Utd 4 Rathcoole Rovers 1;
Div 2A: Crescent Ath 0-4 Millstreet Celtic (tuesday 13th April); Killowen 0 Millstreet Cel 2 (Thursday 15th April)
Div 3A: Los Zarcos 1 Rathcoole Rovers 1 (Thursday 15th april)

[read more …] “Results & Fixtures: 10th-16th April 2010”