Drishane Snow Photos

Someone has posted a number of very nice photos of the snow and ice scenery at Drishane Bridge on Flickr. Even a few photos of some well known locals walking on the Blackwater … which is not the safest of things to do at the best of times, but all the same they’re still with us thankfully :).

Still, some very nice photos in the set, especially the ones at dusk.

And Finally…”Tiger” the Cat is Ready to Enjoy Christmas!

For "Tiger" the cat who has become quite a website celebrity since appearing doing a "snow roll" behind Postman Supreme, John Twomey, we felt you might like an update!

As our picture shows he really likes his food and has even obliged us by giving a further “snow roll” – an exclusive for www.millstreet.ie loyal visitors.     Such is his expertise in “snow rolls” that [read more …] “And Finally…”Tiger” the Cat is Ready to Enjoy Christmas!”

Recording for LTV2’s Christmas Programme

Brendan Murphy recording for LTV2's Christmas Programme. Thanks to Brendan we got to visit Keale Bridge, The Glebe Road, Drishane and the Boeing today. Lots of these scenes will feature on the LTV transmission on Christmas Day. Broadcast begins at 5.00 p.m. with a recording of tonight's Midnight Mass in Millstreet. Over the next few days we shall feature some of the magical images we captured today - truly fascinating scenes. All the Teams associated with our Local Website and with LTV2 Millstreet wish to extend Blessings and Good Wishes to All for a very Happy & Peaceful Christmas and may 2011 will be a very Bright and Joyful Year for Everyone.

The True Spirit of Christmas as Expressed by Gearóid & Niamh

What a wonderfully heartwarming meeting between Gearóid Moynihan and Niamh Kavanagh at Green Glens, Millstreet in September 2010! Surely the winning smiles of the year!

Niamh Kavanagh, Eurovision 1993 Winner, visited Millstreet in September 2010 to participate in a major Australian Television Documentary entitled “The Secret History of the Eurovision Song Contest” which is scheduled to be broadcast before Eurovision 2011 which occurs on 15th May (the exact date on which the Millstreet Eurovision took place in 1993).   During her brief visit – she stayed at [read more …] “The True Spirit of Christmas as Expressed by Gearóid & Niamh”

Preparing for Christmas on a Frosty Thursday, 23rd Dec. 2010

Dedicated members of the Altar Society - Sheila, Margaret M. and Margaret T. - prepare the exquisite Altar for Christmas at St. Patrick's Church, Millstreet on 23rd Dec. 2010.

Our “Snow Tour” of Millstreet on this Thursday could, in fact, be called our “Frost Tour” today such was the picturesque effect of the overnight frost on the the trees and bushes.   We take you close to the Finnow River on Clara Road and into the busy town.    People doing their very best to complete their Christmas shopping in daytime temperatures which did not rise above minus 4 degrees throughout the day.  In the Church we note the preparation of [read more …] “Preparing for Christmas on a Frosty Thursday, 23rd Dec. 2010”

Joe Lynam, Showjumping Commentator, Passes Away

The death has taken place in Dublin of Joe Lynam. Joe was 73 and worked for RTÉ as a showjumping reporter in the early 1980s.

He frequently covered events in Millstreet (especially in the 1980s)  and the RDS for Saturday Sport on RTÉ Radio One with Jimmy Magee.

He knew many figures in the showjumping community and was very close to RTÉ’s Darragh and Eddie Mackin.

We thank Jerry Kelleher for sharing the RTÉ link with us : http://www.rte.ie/sport/equestrian/2010/1222/lynamj.html

Methodist Christmas Message

Unfortunately, due to the icy conditions, our Carol service had to be cancelled on the 19th December. However the Methodist community in Millstreet would like to wish everyone in Millstreet a very Happy Christmas.

Just after Christmas Rev. Laurence Graham, the Methodist minister in Killarney who also oversees the work in Millstreet, will lead a team of seventeen people to Haiti for almost three weeks. They will join with sisters and brothers from the Methodist Church in Haiti to work on a building project. Some medical personnel on the team will be helping at three different Church based medical clinics in rural areas. We also hope to run activities in a Church run orphanage which is next door to our building project. Please pray for the team, for safe travel and a productive visit.

Methodist meetings continue on the second and fourth Sundays of each month so for January that is the 9th and 23rd. We meet at 7.00 p. m. in the Canon O’Donovan Centre on Clara Road.

Important Services Provided Despite Snowy Weather

An Post's John Twomey enthusiastically carrying out his Postman's role at Mount Leader, Clara Road, Millstreet, despite the severe snowy conditions. We salute people like John who continue to provide such essential services in extreme weather conditions. Note the cat behind John which loves rolling in the snow!

Change in Programme Schedule on LTV2 this week

Programme No173  on LTV2 Millstreet is not going ahead this Thursday night as filming for
this programme did not take place due to the recent bad weather conditions.    In its place we go back to the archives and show Programme No. 45 filmed back in March 2006 from Murphy’s  Bar in Boherbue.    So tune in this Thursday night (Dec. 23)  at 10.00 p.m.  to see a great night of entertainment from Boherbue.   We apologise for this late change in our Programme Schedule.

Scoil Mhuire’s Musical Nativity Presentation Cancelled due to Weather

The Scoil Mhuire, Millstreet B.N.S.  presentation of  a very special Musical Nativity Presentation on Tuesday, 21st December 2010 at 7.30 p.m. in Millstreet G.A.A. Community Hall has been cancelled due to the wintery weather conditions.     The  Staff are very conscious of the fact that the Boys are very disappointed with the cancellation and are appreciative of their hard work and effort.   A very Happy Christmas is extended to All.

Regional Report 1044 – 21st December 2010

by

Eily Buckley

Dia is mhuire diobh go leir a cairde and welcome to News Report 1044 from Millstreet.

Fondest greetings dear listeners and I wish you all the very best on this cold and snowy Tuesday morning of the shortest day of 2010.

Among so many other things our Lotto draw fell victim of the adverse weather on Sunday night. That coupled with the death of Dan Hinchion beloved Dad of Marie Twomey who along with her husband, Denis, are leading members of the Lotto committee . And on behalf of the committee I want to extend to them and their families, our sincere sympathy .Ar dheis De go raibh a anam dilis.

The Lotto draw will now be held to-night at McCarthy’s Bar. And the next one will be in two weeks time Sunday January 9th at the Clara Inn.

Just about everything that was planned for this week has been cancelled

or deferred. All schools are closed which put pay to the excitement of the little Nativity plays that the little children had prepared, and the excitement of day of the holidays.

The weekly Bingo is cancelled for Thursday night.

Santa came to Carriganima on Sunday.  Not by helicopter, because of the weather, but he had his real live deer ,which went down a treat with all the children. And a great time was had by all.

Look out for lots of Local TV over the Christmas period.

The  Annual Christmas Day climb of Mushera Mountain promises to be a real challenge this time   and so will the New Years Day Swim in the Blackwater, but they are all for good causes which always seems to ease the pain.

Round the Fire will go ahead in Aubane on December 29th .

[read more …] “Regional Report 1044 – 21st December 2010”

Millstreet Snow Tour – Monday, 20th Dec. 2010

Meeting Teresa at one of Millstreet's most popular landmark shops in the Square on our Snow Tour today.

Our Snow Tour today begins as usual at Mount Leader having met John Twomey of An Post cheerfully delivering the Christmas post on foot – proceeding down through the field – by the kind permission of the owner –  (for safe footing sake) to Clara Road, onwards to West End where we note the schools are naturally closed in such wintery conditions.   We note further path clearing and view the Bridge and Main Street.   Soon we get to meet with [read more …] “Millstreet Snow Tour – Monday, 20th Dec. 2010”

Friendly Dog Now Back at Home

Delighted to report that the very friendly dog we featured yesterday afternoon on our website was recognised by her owner sometime later.   The appreciative owner contacted the number indicated and was very glad to discover that it was in fact the family dog which featured and which had been receiving truly wonderful care by the two kindhearted people who originally found the dog which had strayed to West End.   So the dog is now back at home.   A story with a happy ending at Christmas!   It also demonstrates a further valuable advantage of a local website.   Sincere thanks to All who helped on this occasion.

Two Sides of the Snow

Each of us have a different view on this cold weather. For some like those playing in the snow above (also see tire tubing video below) it is all good fun, while for others like this fox which was captured at Coole this morning, snow is just another thing to make survival more difficult, and for her it can become a matter of life and death. [read more …] “Two Sides of the Snow”

Snow Tour of Millstreet on Sunday, 19th Dec. 2010

The magical effect of snow on the very attractive bridge feature in Millstreet Town Park on Sunday, 19th Dec. 2010.

Our virtual Snow Tour of Millstreet continues on this Sunday, 19th Dec..   We begin by observing Fr. Paddy O’Byrne saying 11.30 a.m. at St. Patrick’s Church as viewed on Church television available now in an increased number of homes due to the major extension of the aerial on the roof of the Church.   We then proceed from [read more …] “Snow Tour of Millstreet on Sunday, 19th Dec. 2010”

Snow Scenes in Millstreet on Saturday, 18th Dec. 2010

Snow very much in evidence at Minor Row, Millstreet on this Saturday, 18th Dec. 2010.

We are delighted to note the very large number of website visitors who have viewed our snow scenes from yesterday (Friday).   We now continue to take you on a Christmas tour of Millstreet from midday today until nightfall when people attended the Saturday night church vigil Mass at [read more …] “Snow Scenes in Millstreet on Saturday, 18th Dec. 2010”