Millstreet Pipe Band were given the honour of leading the 60th Rose Parade at the Rose of Tralee on Saturday night. The band played at the first parade in 1959 & have continued that tradition down through the years.
The band were given a rousing reception as the parade passed the reviewing stages in Tralee & a special mention was given to current committee members Liam Coffey & Tim O’Shea who played at the first Rose Parade in 1959.
The Pipe Band then played at the annual Michael Collins commemoration in Beál na mBláth on Sunday where economist Jim Power gave the oration. Another longstanding event for the pipe band & they received a warm welcome as they played in glorious sunshine.
[read more …] “Busy August for Millstreet Pipe Band”
Congratulations to Denise Collins from Knocknaloman, who was crowned the Cork Rose from forty five contestants on Saturday evening, in the Silversprings Hotel.
Denise, attended Hollymount National School is now a teacher in Davis College, Mallow. She is a daughter of Pat and Margaret Collins, and her mum is the matron in Millstreet Community Hospital.
The Rose of Tralee takes place from the 17th to the 23rd of August.
[read more …] “Denise is the Cork Rose for 2016”
Anna Geary, Cork Rose has just appeared on the live television transmission from The Dome in Tralee and truly impressed everyone especially in wonderfully reciting her splendid self-composed poem. (watch it here). We shall upload a full pictorial feature later…but now back to my online radio programme “Radio Treasures” on Cork Music Station. (S.R.)
Wasn’t Presentation NS teacher Mary Hickey just great as the Kerry Rose !!!
If you missed it, you can watch Mary on the RTÉ Player
[read more …] “Mary Hickey – the Kerry Rose on TV”
The gates of Presentation National School will open in two weeks for the start of the new school year, but they are already full of colour in support of former student Mark Ellis who plays at centre back for Cork Hurlers this weekend in the All Ireland Semi Final against Tipperary, and for teacher Mary Hickey who is the Kerry Rose at the Rose of Tralee this week. The very best of luck to both.
The Rose of Tralee Festival runs from [read more …] “Good luck to Mary and Mark”
Best of luck to Bláthnaid O Donoghue (pictured centre above) who represents Bridehaven Nursing Home (Mallow, where she’s a nurse) in the Cork Rose Selection this weekend, the 13th & 14th of June at the Silver Springs Moran Hotel.
The Cork Roses have been out and about the last few weekends where they have been at Cork Racecourse, Curraheen Park, Fota, the Titanic Experience in Cobh, and more. There’s lots of news and photos to be seen on the Cork Rose Selection facebook page.
Update (Friday 13th June): Below is a photo of Bláthnaid on stage on the Friday night of the Cork Rose Selection
Congratulations to Mary Hickey, teacher at Presentation NS Millstreet, who was last night selected as the Kerry Rose for this year’s Rose of Tralee. [read more …] “Kerry Rose 2014”
Clara O’Keeffe pictured with two contestants in the Rose of Tralee during her holiday in Galway at a Caberet night.
(pic – Michelle O’Keeffe)
The selection of the Cork Rose for this years Rose of Tralee took place last weekend. Joanie McAulliffe represented the Millstreet Country Park (where she is the Marketing Executive). Unfortunately she did not win on the night as that honour went to Laura Mitchell. Though it is great to see someone local involved.
photos below [read more …] “Cork Rose Selection”