Professor Bernard O’Donoghue Conferred with Honorary Doctorate

At a special ceremony in Dublin’s College of Physicians Professor Bernard O’Donoghue of Oxford and Cullen was recently conferred with an Honorary Doctorate. We congratulate Dr. Bernard on this highly prestigious honour accorded to the Poet Supreme from the Barony of Duhallow. Also present from left – Pat McCarron of Bandon (who made the photo available to us), Heather O’Donoghue and Pádraig McCarron.

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Magnificent Diamond Jubilee of Timmy Joe & Brenda

Where would one experience such a royal welcome, an uplifting celebration of Mass which included the wonderful singing of Annmarie O’Riordan and musical Friends, three more traditional musicians during the drinks reception, a glorious banquet in an exquisite setting where Guests were entertained by two Magicians during their meal, surprise musical Guests Sharon Shannon and Friends (including Macroom’s Jim Murray, Jnr.) introduced on stage, a performance by five times world champion Dancer David Geaney from Dingle and finally Nathan Carter & his Superb Band?    All this and much more took place at The Europe Hotel in beautiful Killarney on Saturday evening (29th June 2019) organised by Family to celebrate the Diamond Jubilee of the Marriage of Timmy Joe and Brenda O’Sullivan of Cullen whose wedding took place in 1959

 It was a true privilege to witness such a magnificent occasion and we extend sincere thanks to Brenda and Timmy Joe for permitting us to share a selection of images of the many pictures recorded on the occasion.   Heartfelt congratulations to the Happy Couple Brenda and Timmy Joe and every Blessing in the future.  Click on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.) [read more …] “Magnificent Diamond Jubilee of Timmy Joe & Brenda”

Cullen Feis This Sunday 9th June 2019

Recalling a Cullen Feis of recent years 2013:  A superb atmosphere as always at Cullen Feis today blessed with magnificent weather and an inspiring volunteering spirit. Many of our Breton visitors attended the annual celebration of our rich heritage. The summer style was splendid and the children thoroughly enjoyed the great event. Here we share just some of the many images of a treasured event.  Click on the pictures to enlarge.  (S.R.) CULLEN FEIS: Feis Laitiarain Sunday on 9th June 2019. Competitions at 12 noon (ceol, amhránaíocht, teangan). Sports at 3 p.m.  Always a very special day where our Irish Culture is wonderfully presented in a richly uplifting traditional manner.  (S.R.)

Prestigious Grand Marshal 2019 Role in New York for Neil O’Sullivan Who Has Cullen Connections

We thank Annabelle O’Sullivan for sharing this uplifting and very interesting article with us. Click on the image to enlarge. (S.R.)
Neil is nephew of the late Con O’Sullivan of Lyreaoune, Cullen and his truly important role in this year’s New York and Staten Island St. Patrick’s Day Parades is highly prestigious.
His father, Tim O’Sullivan (Corney) came from Lyreaoune, Cullen, and his mother, Katherine Murphy’s  people came from Knocknashinnagh , Cullen.   And, in addition, both father and son shared the same very special honour.   We extend sincere congratulations on such a tremendous honour.

Death Notice: Jerry O’Donoghue, Cullen

The death has occurred of Jerry O’Donoghue
Cullen, Co. Cork

Passed away peacefully at his residence following a short illness bravely borne. Deeply regretted by his wife Joan, his daughter Cathy, brother Anthony, in-laws, relatives and friends.

Lying in Repose at Tarrants Funeral Home, Millstreet on Thursday evening from 6pm to 8pm, followed by removal to the Church of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Cullen. Requiem Mass on Friday at 12 noon, burial afterwards in the adjoining cemetery. Family flowers only please, donations, if desired, to the Oncology unit CUH.

Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam dílis. [RIP]

Ciarán O’Sullivan for Ireland Superbly Impresses in European Soccer – Two Caps

 Sincere thanks to Cullen’s Ciarán O’Sullivan’s mother, Maria and also to Millstreet Community School Principal, Pól Ó Síodhcháin for the following updates (received this evening – Sunday, 3rd Feb. 2019) and images of how very impressively Ciarán has been playing in Europe.  Writes Maria from Europe:    “Ire v Spain  1-1 lost in penalties. Ire v Holland 2-2 lost on penalties started in the match and stood with team line out for national anthem . Third game came on at 40 mins and played great 3-0 win against Hungary. Fai.ie for all factual information.” 

“A great tournament!!!!! If you look at fai.ie and Twitter all the latest  news.   Ciarán got two caps and played great … delightedMaria”

Superbly Talented Ciarán with his delighted Grandparents.  Click on the images to enlarge.  (S.R)

Sincere Congratulations to Ciarán on such wonderful success.

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Retirement Reception for Hannah Kelleher in Cullen

We’re presently preparing a full feature on the special Mass and wonderful Reception for Hannah Kelleher who after fourteen years of dedication is retiring  from Cullen N.S. where she has been Principal since 2004.  We wish Hannah every happiness in her richly deserved retirement as she embarks on a new phase in life.   Lots more pictures to follow in coming days.  Click on the image below to enlarge.  (S.R.)

Retiring Principal, Hannah Kelleher (standing with bouquet on extreme left) pictured with members of her Family at the special reception in Cullen Community Centre following Mass in Cullen Church on Friday, 19th Oct. 2018.

“Radio Treasures” Visits Cullen Vintage Event 2018 & Meets Christy Costello

On this evening’s “Radio Treasures” we visit the recent Cullen Vintage Event 2018 where we recorded a truly interesting interview with Christy Costello from the Listowel area of Kerry.   This we shall broadcast at 10pm on Cork Music Station.  We also feature lots of uplifting songs, music and musings.   And we report on our recent Museum Collection, on recent Visitors to our area, on Show preparations and we review our Listeners’ messages, texts and emails.  Feel most welcome to make contact with us on our Seán Radley Facebook chatline, our text line on 086 825 0074 or our email communication on millstreetmuseum @eircom.net  .  We share below images of our recent visit to Cullen Vintage Event.  Happy listening!  Click on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.)

Interviewing Christy Costello of North Kerry at Cullen Vintage Event in July 2018.

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Kate Mary & Grandson Podge Collins Feature on Prestigious Match Programme 2017

We thank Marie Casey, Cloghoula for very kindly sending us this superb image which recently appeared in the official Match Programme in Thurles at the recent Cork v. Clare Match. Podge Collins is of course the truly superb G.A.A. Sportsman from Co. Clare and Kate Mary Cremin of Cullen is his Grandmother. Sincere congratulations to both on such highly prestigious national coverage. Kate Mary indicated to me that she had to be in Smithfield Square, Dublin not long after 7am for the photo shoot with her Grandson! Click on the picture to enlarge. (S.R.)

Remembering the late Pat Lacey of Yonkers, New York & Millstreet

The late Pat Lacey is pictured second from left. We thank Mary O’Sullivan of Meenskehy for this special notice. (S.R.)

The death occurred recently of Pat Lacey, Yonkers, New York and formerly of 21 Murphy’s Tce, Millstreet.  He will be sadly missed by his loving wife Mairéad nee O’Sullivan, Lisnaboy, Cullen, his sons Billy, Timmy & Kenny, daughters-in-law, Allison, Christine & Sarah & doted grand children, his sister Kathleen, the O’Sullivan family, kind neighbours and friends.

There will be a Month’s Mind Mass in the Church of the Nativity, Cullen on Monday March 6th  @ 7.30pm.

Celebrating Paddy Mahony’s 97th Birthday in Cullen

Cullen Community Centre 45 Drive celebrate the 97th birthday of a dear and wonderful friend Paddy Mahony.  And doesn’t he look so very  well!   A very Happy Birthday,  Paddy.  We thank William Fitzgerald for the truly uplifting photograph of the special occasion.  (S.R.)

Click on the image to enlarge.

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Pádraig Ó hIceadha Plaque To Be Unveiled This Saturday at 8pm in Cullen

A Pádraig Ó hIceadha Plaque will be unveiled at Cullen Community Centre this Saturday evening at 8 in Cullen.  Renowned Poet, Bernard O’Donoghue of Cullen & Oxford will perform the unveiling to honour this superb gentleman – Pádraig – whose great love of Cuilinn Uí Chaoimh and the promotion of true Irish Culture and Heritage was universally recognised.  Everyone is very welcome to this historic unveiling this Saturday, 23rd July 2016 at 8pm in Cullen.  We thank Brenda O’Sullivan for alerting us to this very important occasion.  (S.R.)

The very first Daonscoil na Mumhan in Ring, Co. Waterford. Pádraig is seated in front on extreme right. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)
The very first Daonscoil na Mumhan in Ring, Co. Waterford in 1953. Pádraig is seated in front on extreme right. Click on the images to enlarge (S.R.)
Pádraig is seen directly behind the 1994 Poster.
Pádraig is seen directly behind the 1994 Poster.

Bio: Ó hICEADHA, Pádraig (1920–1999)

Comhartha ar a spéis san fheirmeoireacht is ea gur shiúil sé go Baile Átha Cliath in Eanáir 1967 chun tacú le feachtas mór chearta na bhfeirmeoirí. Bhí sé bainteach le Conradh na Gaeilge go hóg ina shaol agus dhéanadh mórchuid oibre i gCuilinn; ainmneacha Gaeilge ar shiopaí, fógraí agus comharthaí Gaeilge, cúrsaí Gaeilge, Feis Laitiarain, an iris Seanchas Dúthalla, sraitheanna léachtaí.

Uplifting Success of LTV2 Millstreet Church Gate Collection 2016

We wish to express sincere thanks to the many generous people who very kindly supported our annual LTV2 Millstreet church gate collection in Millstreet, Ballydaly and Cullen. The €2,100 (approx. - final figure to be confirmed later) contributed will help to fund batteries for cameras, purchase of discs, video recording tapes for cameras and the placement of our regular programmes on the Millstreet website making transmissions available worldwide. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)
We wish to express sincere thanks to the many generous people who very kindly supported our annual LTV2 Millstreet church gate collection in Millstreet, Ballydaly and Cullen. The €2,165.00 contributed will help to fund batteries for cameras, purchase of discs, video recording tapes for cameras and the placement of our regular programmes on the Millstreet website making transmissions available worldwide. Click on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.)

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Disabled Drivers Collection This Weekend

Disabled Drivers Collection

The Disabled Drivers Association will hold their annual church gate collection prior to Masses in Millstreet, Ballydaly and Cullen this weekend April 16/17.    The support of the public would be greatly appreciated.  (We thank John Tarrant for this reminder – S.R.)

Truly Magnificent Response to the Friends of Jamie Wall Monster GAA Table Quiz in Cullen on Easter Monday

What a truly tremendous success was experienced at Cullen Community Centre on Easter Monday 2015 when a capacity audience of Table Quiz enthusiasts assembled in Cullen Community Centre for the Monster GAA Table Quiz on behalf of the Friends of Jamie Wall Fund.  Click on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.)
What a truly tremendous success was experienced at Cullen Community Centre on Easter Monday 2015 when a capacity audience of Table Quiz enthusiasts assembled in Cullen Community Centre for the Monster GAA Table Quiz on behalf of the Friends of Jamie Wall Fund. Click on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.)

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