“Where the Road Takes Me” This Sunday at 7pm on C103

We thank Presenter, John Greene for advance information regarding this evening’s programme – Sunday, 3rd March 2019.  (S.R.)

This week’s edition of ‘Where the road takes me’, brings us to Gurranabraher, on the Northside of Cork City. 

Accompamied by family and friends, John Greene pays tribute to John O’Shea, who was affectionately known as ‘The Singing Fireman’.

John who spent the first five years of his life in Ballymacthomas close to the Bells of Shandon, later moved to what was known as ‘The Red City’ in Gurranabraher.  He passed away in February of last year at the age of eighty five.

 Working initially  as a farm hand for the famous Fr. O’Flynn, or ‘Flynnie’ as he was known as,  John later pursued a full time career as a fireman.

But it was his work on stage as a singer and story-teller, that brought him notoriety all over the City and County. 

Jimmy Crowley, Sean Ó Sé, John White and John O’Shea’s son Tony, join us on the first of a two part programme.  [read more …] ““Where the Road Takes Me” This Sunday at 7pm on C103″

Magnificent Adrivale Painters Exhibition at Cork’s School of Music

On Friday, 5th Oct. 2018 at Cork’s School of Music, Union Quay the official launch of the Adrivale Painters Exhibition took place in the presence of many Artists, the Deputy Lord Mayor of Cork, Family and Friends including a visiting Bishop, famous Sports People and a gifted pianist from Ardmore, Co. Waterford.   The official launch was performed by the Deputy Lord Mayor while the keynote address was superbly delivered by Seán O’Riordan (formerly of Drishane Road, Millstreet) in which he very especially praised the Art Teacher Supreme – Neil Kelleher of “Adrivale”, South Douglas Road, Cork. We very much recommend a visit to the excellent Exhibition before it ends in the School of Music at the end of this week.  Below we share the first of a number of images recalling the most enjoyable launch which actually coincided with a wonderful Concert in the same building that night celebrating the Cork Folk Festival 2018.  Click on the image to enlarge.  (S.R.)

Included in our image of the official launch of the Adrivale Painters Exhibition at the School of Music, Union Quay, Cork….Fiona Soden (third from left) who coordinated the launch…Neil Kelleher, Art Teacher supreme (fifth from left) whose grandmother came from Adrivale, Millstreet…And (on extreme right) Seán O’Riordan, Cork & Millstreet who delivered the keynote address.

Cork’s Voiceworks Youth Choir with Millstreet Connection Appears on TV3

The wonderfully talented Voiceworks Youth Choir from Cork performed superbly on TV3's "Ireland AM" on Tuesday morning 22nd Dec. 2015. Included in this most impressive Choir are two splendid singers - Caryn and Sophie - daughters of Patrick (of Minor Row, Millstreet and Watergrasshill, Cork) and Eva Kelleher. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)
The wonderfully talented Voiceworks Youth Choir from Cork performed superbly on TV3’s “Ireland AM” on Tuesday morning 22nd Dec. 2015. Included in this most impressive Choir are two splendid singers – Caryn and Sophie – daughters of Patrick (of Minor Row, Millstreet and Watergrasshill, Cork) and Eva Kelleher. Click on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.)
Caryn Kelleher (wearing a red hair band with a Christmas tree) who performed a solo section in the delightful performance.
Caryn Kelleher (wearing a red hair band with a Christmas tree) who performed a splendid solo section during the delightful performance.
Sophie Kelleher who sang with such sincere enthusiasm.
Sophie Kelleher who sang with such sincere enthusiasm.

6Voiceworks Youth Choir Cork on TV3 -600Margaret Kelleher of Minor Row who is the Grandmother of Caryn and Sophie can be justly proud of such a magnificent performance on national television….We congratulate all involved in such a superbly uplifting presentation.  We continue to share some further images from the [read more …] “Cork’s Voiceworks Youth Choir with Millstreet Connection Appears on TV3”

Accommodation Providers – Orchard Motorsport Cork 20 International Rally

cork20-logoWe have been successful in securing the Orchard Motorsport Cork 20 International rally for Millstreet, to be held on 4th, 5th & 6th October 2013. All competitors and spectators will hope to stay in Millstreet or as close as possible.

In order to be included in the accommodation list on the official Cork 20 website all registered and non-registered accommodation providers need to register on 086-1721142. Registration fee is €20 per room.

All registrations need to be completed by 25/3/13.

Please make cheques payable to Millstreet Development Group

Cork City Marathon Result Times 2009

Results for the Millstreet finishers in the Cork City Marathon Monday June 7th 2009

35th #1311 Brian Murphy Cloghoula 03:07:13 01:31:09

537th #718 Donal Kelleher Aubane 04:08:51 01:57:27

677th #802 Josephine Creedon Millstreet 04:24:40 01:57:26

678th #1048 Con Twomey Aubane 04:24:43 01:57:29

872nd #719 Rosie Rea Millstreet 04:43:24 02:15:04

note: times given are the finish time and the half-way time.

Relay Section

1125th #3150 No Team Name, Millstreet 06:31:48

There were probably others which i haven’t identified, and others too who never made it to the finish line. Congrats to all regardless on the huge effort.

GAA Clubs Fund Raising Draw

Kids DrawMillstreet GAA are in the midst of supporting the Cork County Board promoted Clubs Fund Raising Draw with another new series underway. The draw acts as a fillip boost to the development of club facilities across the county in addition to enhancing the quality of Gaelic Games for youth at club and school level. The draws take place on a monthly basis and feature an array of attractive cash and other prizes. The club welcome new participants — a year’s subscription is €100 paid yearly or monthly. Further details on the draw are available from club officers, or from the Cork GAA Draw website

Where Does My €100 Go?
* €35 – Prize Fund & Admin
* €47 – Promoting Club*
* €18 – Grants/Developments/Coaching/CLCG Chorcaí

It’s good to know that a large amount of the money stays local, as well as having a large prize find of €575,000.

Confusion!

Confusion!" - No not at all...rather Equality and Harmony! Pictured in the driveway of their home on Saturday, 5th Sept. 2009 Noel and Eileen Collins are proud to support their native County in the forthcoming All-Ireland Football final between Cork and Kerry later in September.  Tralee native Noel claims one side of the car while Ballydesmond native Eileen has full claim to the other side of the car!  And Suzie, the cat, appears to agree with the sensible arrangement!! (Pic.:  Seán Radley)
Confusion!" - No not at all...rather Equality and Harmony! Pictured in the driveway of their home on Saturday, 5th Sept. 2009 Noel and Eileen Collins are proud to support their native County in the forthcoming All-Ireland Football final between Cork and Kerry later in September. Tralee native Noel claims one side of the car while Ballydesmond native Eileen has full claim to the other side of the car! And Suzie, the cat, appears to agree with the sensible arrangement!! (Pic.: Seán Radley)