Recalling Wonderfully Successful Fashion Event at GAA Hall Exactly One Year Ago – 30th August 2019

We shall be adding lots more images tomorrow (31st Aug. 2020) recalling this hugely successful fundraising event at Millstreet GAA Community Hall on 30th August 2019.   The Fashion Event was among many other presentations on the night.   The inspiring event was in memory of the late wonderful Abina Karen O’Keeffe.   Great credit to her sister Hannah and her magnificent Team for organising such a superbly successful fundraiser in aid of Marymount Hospice and for very importantly bringing awareness to the Symptoms of Ovarian Cancer.  Tap on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.) [read more …] “Recalling Wonderfully Successful Fashion Event at GAA Hall Exactly One Year Ago – 30th August 2019”

Museum & Website Fundraising Success

Having now ended our hugely successful GoFundMe Project we observe the attached image of Clara Mountain, Millstreet, Co. Cork, Ireland at the foot of which nestles Millstreet Town where our Museum and Community Website are very much part of everyday Millstreet life.   It is, therefore, superbly uplifting to have witnessed such amazing generosity from so many wonderfully kind people and organisations at home and abroad who have supported our fundraising project.   By 20th August 2020 a total of €6515.67 will have been transferred from the GoFundMe platform to our Museum Bank of Ireland Account.   The total raised was €6,750 and fees of €234.33 were deducted.   A million thanks to all our splendid Supporters and also to the GoFundMe Company for making such an excellent fundraising platform available.   In addition the extra donations received by post and by hand will be included with the GoFundMe total when on Thursday, 20th August 2020 we shall publish on the Millstreet Website the overall Grand Total.   Renewed heartfelt thanks to Everyone who has so generously supported our fundraising for Millstreet Museum and Millstreet Website.  Míle Buíochas – Seán Radley, Curator, Millstreet Museum and Member of Millstreet Website Team.

Clara Mountain, Millstreet in August 2020. Tap on the image to enlarge. (S.R.)

Museum & Website Online Fundraising Ends on Tuesday

Before we end our Go Fund Me Project on this coming Tuesday, 4th August 2020 we extend sincere thanks for the absolutely amazing generous response we have received for Millstreet Museum and Millstreet Website over the past few days. In addition to donations received by post and by hand which have amounted to €450.00  our Go Fund Me fundraising has by this Friday, 31st July 2020 reached a hugely impressive €4, 175.00. We shall on this coming Wednesday publish the final amount received. Such an outstandingly generous response from home and abroad will allow us to now update our older well worn recording equipment and will also permit us to explore the availability of podcasts of current and historic audio recordings. Upgrading of software to share video and audio recordings and broadcasts will now also become a possible reality. Although a personal thank you has been sent to all who have contributed we wish to extend our heartfelt thanks to everyone who has in any way been so very supportive in this year’s fundraising Project for the Museum and Website. It is truly appreciated. The accompanying very kind comments received with different donations are also a wonderful source of encouragement. Keep safe and well All. Míle buíochas….Seán Radley, Curator, Millstreet Museum & Website Team Member.

Clara Road with Time Capsule Platform
Clara Mountain as viewed from Drishane in August 2019.

COPE Foundation Fundraising Appeal

We thank Noreen McSweeney for this Fundraising Appeal Notice.

Tadgh McSweeney's photo.

Tadgh’s fundraiser for Cope Foundation- 5 Peaks 1 Week ULTRA Challenge

Fundraiser for Cope Foundation by Tadgh McSweeney · 

€1,177 raised of €1,000



Eoin McCormack with Millstreet Connections Inspires All

An eight-year-old boy from Dublin who was due to make his First Holy Communion tomorrow is instead cycling a marathon close to his home for a charity close to his heart.   This wonderfully uplifting and very inspiring story recently featured on the RTÉ Television News. He has already raised nearly €11,000 through his GoFundMe Page !!   Update: The Fund has now reached an absolutely amazing €67,172.00 which includes a very generous contribution by Conor McGregor of €50,000.00! (S.R.)

Man biking


Well done Eoin on behalf of all the coaches and boys from Kilmacud in Dublin….was just one of the many messages shared with Eoin.

This is Eoin McCormack of Dublin who is Essie Roche’s Grandson. Eibhlín, Bríd & Ciarán Roche wish their cousin the very best of luck.  Sincere congratulations to Eoin on his truly inspirational project.   Eoin’s Mum is Margaret (née Roche) of Drishanebeg.  Tap on the image to enlarge.  (S.R.)

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Cheque Presentation at The Pub in Carriganima to Parkinson’s Support Group

A Cheque Presentation in The Pub Carriganima to Margaret Garvey from Parkinson’s Support Group from a successful fundraising night held in The Pub in November 2019. Entertainment by Tim Joe and Ann, story telling by Connie O’Riordan. Thanks for all the support.  (We thank Seán Murphy and Sheila Lane for the feature and for the images below….S.R.)

Further Uplifting Support for the Rapid Development of Playground

Officers of Millstreet GAA Club, Millstreet Juvenile GAA Club and Millstreet Camogie Club at the formal presentation to representatives of Millstreet Town Park Committee of a significant contribution of €6,000, received last October, towards the Playground Project. 
Millstreet Town Park Committee wishes to again thank our 3 GAA clubs who rallied together and kindly forfeited their last instalment  of 2019 from the Local Lotto.   (We thank Geraldine for background information – S.R.)

Very impressive rapid progress at Playground Development. Tap on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)

Superb Progress on New Children’s Playground Development

We thank Geraldine O’Sullivan (née O’Leary) for the following comprehensive report and we feature some eight images illustrating the rapid progress of the Playground Development by Carrigadrohid based Co. Browne Brothers.   Tap on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.)

Millstreet Town Park Committee wishes to thank  Irina Popova  for her fantastic fundraising efforts for the Playground Project.  Irina and her team  at Infinite Arts raised a whopping €1,623 from the combined Yoga classes, Health and Wellbeing Day and a personal online fundraiser. Thank you to everyone, individuals and businesses,   who supported or contributed in any way to any or all of Irina’s events.   

 It was great to welcome Irina and her daughter Sasha  to the Town Park to formally acknowledge her contribution on day 1 of the Playground transformation.Sasha, Irina and Luke in the background.

We are almost there but still need your help.  We welcome any contribution…every little helps. 

TO DONATE: you may

 (1) lodge online to Millstreet Town Park bank account at IBAN: IE61 BOFI 9058 0332 1050 69, BIC:BOFIIE2 

(2) lodge cash or cheque in person  at Millstreet Credit Union – reference Millstreet Town Park account 

(3) send a cheque payable to ” Millstreet Town Park ” care of  FAS Offices, Millstreet Community Gym,  Millstreet

If you wish to confirm your donation we would be delighted to hear from you at  millstreettownpark 

A superb cheque of €7,000.00 from Millstreet Community Council which includes the fundraising Millstreet Calendar 2020 was also presented to the Millstreet Town Park Playground Committee.

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Cork Penny Dinners Greatly Appreciates Carriganima’s Presentation

“All donations were delivered to Cork Penny Dinners Friday night. They were extremely grateful for all the goods dropped off. We would like to say a special thanks to everyone who contributed to the collection”, says Coordinator Jimmy Murphy who along with his Team transported the much appreciated items from The Pub in Carriganima to Cork.   Tap on the images below to enlarge.  (S.R.)

Denise Presents Magnificent Cheque in Memory of Vivienne

Denise Smyth (on extreme right with Vivienne’s Tee-shirt) presenting the hugely impressive cheque of €3,075.00 to two Representatives of Dublin’s Temple Street Children’s University Hospital Foundation. Tap on the image to enlarge. (S.R.)

  Dermot, Lilly, Caroline & Steven Murphy

We would like to say how grateful we are to our loving families, good friends, amazing neighbours, and our caring and such a generous community for all your support during our traumatic and devastating day-to-day loss we have to endure.

We would like to thank the following:

 Denise Symth who ran the Dublin City Marathon and raised an amazing €3,075.00.

Munster Fire& Safety for printing Viv on the Temple Street T-shirts.

Millstreet Community School, Cloghoula NS, Geraldine Davis (Cork mini marathon) and to each and every member of the Millstreet  community who kindly donated money. We would also like to thank Sgt. Paul Lynch from the Millstreet Garda Station and all those that helped with traffic flow during Vivienne’s funeral service.

Finally but not least we have to say how amazed but not surprised we are of a very special young lady  Sophia, so sweet and kind  who donated her Confirmation money to Temple Street Hospital to help other  children like her BFF (Best Friend Forever) Viv.

Sophia’s Special Certificate of Appreciation …. Sophia was Vivienne’s BFF – Best Friend Forever.

In these few months since her passing Vivienne’s honour has raised a total of €7,416.75  for Temple Street Children’s Hospital for the ICU Department.

No matter how young she was she made a massive impact on us as a family not to mention everybody else and is still making that impact.                                         

Viv.……Never forget that you are one of a kind. Never forget that if there weren’t any need for you in all your uniqueness to be on this earth, you wouldn’t be here in the first place.

Presentation to Air Ambulance Following Annual Donal Guiney Memorial Quiz

The presentation of a very impressive €2,092.65 cheque – the fruitful result of the annual Donal Guiney Memorial Table Quiz which took place in McCarthy’s Bar on 4th Oct. 2019 – happened at Rathcoole Airfield on Sat. 30th Nov. 2019 in the presence of the organising Committee which includes John O’Leary and Deputy Michael Moynihan, T.D. from the Millstreet Fianna Fáil Cumann and personnel from Air Ambulance.   Here we share two images from the Sat. event and a further image from the Quiz night.  Tap on the pictures to enlarge.  (S.R.) [read more …] “Presentation to Air Ambulance Following Annual Donal Guiney Memorial Quiz”

Superb Cheque Presentations at The Pub in Carriganima

Sincere congratulations to Jimmy Murphy and his totally dedicated Team on another supremely successful fundraising Run/Walk/Jog event at Carriganima some weeks ago.  On Saturday, 2nd Nov. 2019 at The Pub two most impressive cheques (€1,250.00 each) were presented to Representatives of Macroom & Millstreet Community Hospitals – in the presence of an enthusiastic audience, of Scottish Singer supreme – Johnny Bremner – and following Katie Taylor’s World Boxing Win.   Addressing the assembly of people we listened to Carriganima’s Newly Appointed Priest – Fr. Joe Rohan (a native of Midleton) who referred to his admiration for the great work for which Carriganima is famous.   Here we share the overall picture of both cheques being presented.  More images to follow later.  Tap on the picture to enlarge.  (S.R.)
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Most Impressive Fundraising Cheque Presented at “Cinnamon”

A hugely impressive cheque of €1,740.00 – the result of last Sunday Morning’s Fundraising Coffee Event at “Cinnamon” in West End, Millstreet was presented by the Staff to Officers of Millstreet Town Park Committee in aid of the Upcoming Development of the Children’s Playground in the Town Park. From left: Geraldine O’Sullivan (née O’Leary), Daria Baksalary, Elzbieta Szafran, Anna O’Shea and Denis Hickey. Tap on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)

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Magnificent Response to Abina Karen Memorial Event for Marymount

Presentation of the truly magnificent cheque at Marymount, Cork – the result of the hugely successful event in memory of Abina Karen O’Keeffe (nee Barrett) held recently at Millstreet GAA Community Hall. We thank Hannah Crowley for the pictures and captions. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)    Hannah shares the following:  “The O Keeffe and Barrett family would like to extend a sincere thank you to all who supported our style night in memory of Abina Karen in any way.  Our donation to Marymount of €7655.00  exceeded all our expectations.”
The wonderfully dedicated Organising Committee pictured at the conclusion of the superbly successful event at Millstreet GAA Community Hall.

John Joe Herlihy’s Dance Project Supporting Millstreet Community Hospital

We thank Margaret Collins, Director of Nursing, Millstreet Community Hospital for sharing the images below and also the captions recalling the recent presentation of a much appreciated cheque to Millstreet Community Hospital by John Joe Herlihy of Knocknagree following a fundraising event in Kilbrin at the present series of Dances being coordinated by John Joe.   Click on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.)

We thank John Joe Herlihy for the Poster. Click on the image to enlarge. (S.R.)
Left to right:  L. McAuliffe, Katherine Corregidor, Mary F. Howard, Eithne Hurley,
Back row from left:  Patrick O’ Connor, John Joe Herlihy, Margaret Collins, Pádraig O’Connor and Oliver Daly.
From left:  L. McAuliffe, Katherine Corregidor, Mary F. Howard,  E. Hurley.  Back row from left: Pat O’Connor, John Joe Herlihy, Margaret Collins, Pádraig O’Connor and Mairéad Helfrich.

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Impressive Aubane Cheque Supporting Marymount Hospice

Please find photograph of John F Kelleher Chairman Aubane Social Club, Noreen Kelleher Secretary and Gobnait Kelleher presenting a cheque for 1000 to Cait Mc Carthy Marymount Fundraiser at Aubane Community Centre. This was the proceeds of the Coffee Morning on Saturday 17 August.

A most impressive cheque of €1,000.00 – the wonderfully fruitful result of a recent Coffee Morning in Aubane – was presented to Marymount Hospice, Cork by Aubane Social Club on Wednesday, 4th Sept. 2019 at Aubane Community Centre. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)
Cáit McCarthy representing Marymount accepted the cheque from John F. Kelleher (centre), Noreen Kelleher, Gobnait Kelleher, and the dedicated Committee of Aubane Social Club. Also pictured on the right is visitor Patrick W. O’Leary from Louisville, Kentucky, USA.

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Magnificent Response to Sr. Consilio Weekend Collection

Sr. Bríd Clifford, on behalf of the Sr. Consilio Centre in Farran, wishes to express her sincere thanks for the truly magnificent response to last weekend’s Church Gate Collection in Millstreet which amounted to a very impressive total of €1,750.50 in support of this most praiseworthy cause.   When speaking to local organiser Marie Casey of Cloghoula Sr. Bríd indicated that this is one of the largest Church Gate Collections ever received by the Centre.   And a special thanks also from the Bruree Centre in Co. Limerick to the people of Cullen and Millstreet … and beyond for their much appreciated generosity.  Míle buíochas to All for such a very generous response.  (S.R.)

Sr. Consilio’s Cuan Mhuire Centre in Farnanes – Church Gate Collection This Weekend

There will be a Church Gate Collection in Millstreet 17th/18th August 2019 – in aid of Sr. Consilio’s Cuan Mhuire Centre in Farnanes.   This highly regarded facility superbly treats Girls who experience addiction problems including substance and alcohol dependency.   Your support would be greatly appreciated.

— see Cuan Mhuire on Facebook

Patricia Expresses Sincere Thanks for Superb Support at Recent Coffee Morning in Café Aroma

Patricia Guerin would like to thank most sincerely all those who helped with the recent Coffee Morning – especially those who provided baking and also those who provided sponsorship.   A very big thank you to Noreen, Siobhán and Aoife of Café Aroma, Minor Row,  Millstreet.   To date a total of €1,040.00 has been contributed for the two praiseworthy causes.   This is very much appreciated.   Thank you from Patricia Guerin (seated on right of group photo).  Click on the images to enlarge.   (S.R.)

Presentation following recent Table Quiz for Pieta House at McCarthys Bar Millstreet on Friday Night July 19th at 9.30pm

Presentation being made to Pieta House following the recent Charity Quiz at McCarthy’s Bar Millstreet on this coming Friday Night July 19th at 9.30pm. Everyone Welcome.

“Radio Treasures” in Ballydesmond on CMS Tonight 9:30 to 11:00

Our 10pm interview tonight introduces us to William, Jim & Luke with Ita at presentation of Bumbleance Cheque in Ballydesmond.   And we visit our audio archives for some very special gems.   All this and much more tonight on Cork Music Station during which we listen to a wonderful selection of the hugely popular songs of Jim Reeves.   Also in tonight’s “Radio Treasures” we include musings, music and songs galore. Listen to the magnificent music of Kevin McDermott of Wexford  

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 – Happy Listening!  Click on the images to enlarge.  Click here to tune into tonight’s Show.  (S.R.)

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