Sincere congratulations to Breeda O’Leary of West End, Millstreet who appeared in a superb feature on this Friday’s “Today with Maura & Dáithí” on RTÉ1 television. Accompanied by daughter, Julie and grand-daughter Neila (who also appeared on the excellent programme) Breeda was interviewed by Dáithí and came across as a true natural on television. Breeda recalled in a moving interview how she first met her late husband Neily and we saw some splendid family photographs during the chat. Then the magnificent makeover was coordinated by a highly professional Team revealing the outstanding success at the end of the Show. We thank Breeda for the two images below which were recorded after the Show. The programme may be viewed on the RTÉ Player (Breeda appears at the very start and the very end of the programme). Click on the images below to enlarge. (S.R.) [RTÉ Player] [read more …] “Breeda O’Leary’s Superb Appearance on RTÉ’s “Today with Maura & Dáithí” This Friday Afternoon”
Vogue Williams – On The Edge last night on RTÉ1, investigated if Ireland’s drugs legislation has served to harm rather than help our drug users? Nicole Ryan featured at the start and the end of the programme, telling about her brother Alex’s death, and the launch of her campaign.
In the aftermath of the sentencing for the death of Alex Ryan, Alex’s sister Nicole was interviewed on the Claire Byrne Live Show on RTÉ1 last night, talking about the effects of drugs on families and those left behind, their prevelance in society, how it can happen to anyone. and what we can do to prevent it happening again.
It’s five years to the day that President Michael D. Higgins was inaugurated as President of Ireland on 11/11/’11. It was also a day on which Michael Cashman sent me a text in the afternoon to indicate that he had just seen a few of us on the 1pm News being interviewed outside Dublin Castle Gates in the pouring rain (!) by RTÉ’s Ann Marie Smith. Amazingly the piece was repeated on all the News Bulletins throughout that day! And we have our own personal video coverage of the arrival of the President with all the entourage on that historic day….some of which is yet to be shown on LTV2 Millstreet. (S.R.)
A number of Millstreet people appeared on national TV and Radio this weekend: First up was Eoin McCaul on the TV3 Toy Show, where he gave a superb performance of an Adele song. Watch Eoin on the TV3 Player (from 37:50 to 40:30)
Next up were the Millstreet Toddler group who won the RTÉ and Irish Rail “Journeys on Us” competition on the Countrywide programme. They hosted Brenda O’Donoghue for an afternoon when the recording was done. Listen to them on the RTÉ Radio Player (from 18:20)
Last Night it was the turn of Joanne O’Riordan who was appeared on the Ray D’Arcy Show and spoke to ray about her recent award and how life is progressing Watch Joanne on the RTÉ Player (from 1:03:00)
Also on the Ray D’Arcy Show was Katie Healy, girlfriend of Kilcorney man David Nolan who was shot in the massachre in the Bataclan Theatre in Paris last weekend Watch Katie on the RTÉ Player (from the start)
On Monday evening Áine Collins TD was speaking on the Claire Byrne Live Show on RTÉ One TV, about gender quotas for the upcoming election. Watch her on the RTÉ Player (from 33:40)
Congratulations to two local boys, Jack O’ Riordan aged 6 from Boherbue NS and Adam Keane aged 9 from Lismire NS, who are through to the finals on RTE’s bug-finding series Shutterbugs!
Jack and Adam produced a video reel for the final over the weekend at Duarriglewoods, Brookpark Kilcorney and Millstreet Country Park. Earthworms, Ants and Red Deers was their challenge which they completed and recorded findings at Millstreet Country Park’s lab with Philip Cremin their tour guide on the day.
Producer from RTE Ciara Baker congratulated the boys on their fantastic production.
Congratulations to Mary Buckley who appeared on the Today Show on RTÉ ONE yesterday. Nominated by her daughter Annmarie to as the make-over candidate for the day, where professionals worked to give her new hair, make-up and style for the day. She came across really well, and the pampering was of course very well deserved.
This evening Ear to the Ground (RTÉ ONE) had a feature from Millstreet: “Darragh McCullough explores the National Dairy Show in Millstreet, Co Cork, where he meets the Murphys who stay up all night to keep their cows and calves clean for the parade ring.”
It’s an interesting look at what goes on behind the scenes at a dairy show – from leading them, feeding them, keeping them clean, washing, clipping, and blowdrying them, and even hair extensions. See the show on the RTÉ Player (from 15:54 to the end of the programme).
Stephen O’Riordan who made the film “The Forgotten Maggies”, has taken it a step further and yesterday was spokesperson for the victims as they seek compensation for their years in the Magdalen laundries. There is an article in today’s Irish Independant on the topic, and there was an item on the RTE News last night which you can see if you click on the still image above (the article starts at 10:15 in the clip).
When the Cork teams are playing
your heart would fill with pride
what a shame to be a plastic
and support the other side
From dear old Ballydaly
back to the county bounds
a strange little creature
in some places can be found
So, if you can’t support your own county
we don’t need you anymore
go ahead and pack your bags
and buzz off to Rathmore
They’ll send you to Killorglin
a lovely town of note
you’ll be very welcome
they always need a GOAT!
Wonderfully colourful preparations at Presentation N.S., Millstreet for next Sunday’s All Ireland Football Final between Cork and Kerry in Croke Park. RTÉ came to film a sequence for “Up for the Match” (Saturday 9:30pm on RTÉ1 ) while Cork and Kerry newspaper photographers visited the school on Wednesday, 16th Sept. 2009. Meanwhile Seán Murphy and Margaret Pierce got to hold the real Sam Maguire Cup in Dunmanway last Friday night at the opening of the Sam Maguire Annual Festival. (Seán Radley for www.millstreet.ie )