Cheque Presentation Towards the Christmas Lights

Wednesday night (13th December) the Millstreet Community Council presented a cheque contributing towards the cost for the Millstreet Christmas Lights Committee. Held in the Wallis Arms and photographed by Justin Black, Justborn Photography, Millstreet

Duhallow Today Competition Draw

Duhallow Today’s December 2017 winners have been drawn. Thank you for the great response we received. The winners will be published in our January 2018 edition so look out for your copy on the 2nd January.
Many thanks to Mary Coleman (from Colemans Centra, Millstreet) who was kind enough to help us with drawing the winners. She’s seen here with Niall and Justin from Duhallow Today.
The winners received some excellent prizes, for the Kids Corner colouring page we gave away a €40 hamper sponsored by Colemans Centra Millstreet…
and for the Christmas quiz the winner received a gift hamper worth €70.00 which was kindly sponsored by Herliy’s Centra Millstreet.
Look out for and enter our upcoming competitions for a chance to win great prizes.

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Award for Annmarie

Popular singer Annmarie O’Riordan from Rathcoole obtained top marks in her specialism and received the Award for Excellence in Theology and Religious Education at the Annual Mary Immaculate College Award Ceremony in Limerick.  This was Annmarie’s specialist area while completing the Bachelor of Education Degree Programme. The prestigious award was presented to Annmarie  by Professor Eamonn Conway (Head of Theology Department, Mary Immaculate College) and Dr. Patricia Kieran (Religious Education Lecturer, Mary Immaculate College).

The Final Presentation from Dromtarriffe Cope after 48 Years

The final presentation from Dromtarriffe Cope fundraisers. A group of local ladies has been fundraising for Cope foundation for the last 48 years and have finally called it a day, with no one to take over the mammoth task the ladies made their final presentation to Joanne Higgins fundraising director for the Cope foundation,well done ladies. – with thanks to John Mullane for this post

Santa appearing in Carriganima next Sunday at 3pm

Santa Claus is appearing at The Pub in Carriganima this coming Sunday Dec 17th at 3pm. This year he is arriving by Horseback, so why not come along to Carriganima on Sunday to meet the great Man himself. He is looking forward to meeting Everybody on the day.

Millstreet Adult Learning Centre Graduation

Millstreet Adult Learning Centre is proud to acknowledge the presentation of Level 2 and Level 3 Module Certificates to present Students from Nuala White, ALO with Cork Education and Training Board. Included in the photo are Siobhan Henley (Tutor) and Marie Twomey (Resource Worker and Tutor). The Adult Learning Centre provides tuition for anyone over 18 years who would like to return to Education or up-skill in specific subjects. There are 63 Learners registered with the Centre at this present time and subjects offered include; Beginner Computers, Improver Computers, Advanced Computers, Reading, Writing, Quantitative Problem Solving, Social Media Skills (Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest etc) Technology, Desktop Publishing, Arts , Crafts and Design and Community Singing. There are vacancies also for learners who might prefer one to one private tuition. For further information on proposed classes for January 2018 call Marie on 086 7707301 or email <email>
— Photographs below by: Justin Black, Justborn Photography, West End, Millstreet

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Millstreet Vintage Club AGM Report

Millstreet Vintage Club held a very successful AGM earlier tonight Wednesday Dec 13th at The Parish Centre in Millstreet.
There were over 30 people in Attendance comprising of both current Club Members and also a significant number of New people who joined the Club on the Night of the Meeting as well.
Dan O`Riordan Club Secretary outlined and recapped on a very successful and busy year for the Club in 2017 with many great events being held including a highly successful Vintage Day, Car Runs, Tractor Runs, Barbeque, Cars/Chat, Coffee Mornings, Model Show etc taking place and as a result the Club raised over €6,400 along the way during the year as well for some very worthy Charities. Myra Sheehan Club Treasurer gave her Financial Report for The Year, and Club Chairman Donie Lucey in his address thanked all Club Members  Fellow Committee Members and anyone else who may have helped the Club for all there hard work during the Course of the Year gone by.

Following this a New Committe was Elected as Follows:

Geoff O`Sullivan- President
John Barry-Vice President
Donie Lucey- Chairman
Mike P Kelleher-Vice Chairman
Dan O`Riordan-Secretary
Tim Lucey-Assistant Secretary
Myra Sheehan-Treasurer
Tom Mulcahy-Assistant Treasurer
Bernard Crowley-PRO
Dan Barry-Assistant PRO
Luke Hurley-Safety Officer.
Finbar Hurley-Equipment Officer

Millstreet Vintage Club are planning on having a Busy 2018 with many of the Events held during 2017 being planned again for Next Year with more details to follow in due course,
The Club is always open to New Members and if you want to find out more about the Club give Donie Lucey a Call on 086 8545873 or Dan O`Riordan on 087 2452569  or you can contact any Club Member and do check out our  Twitter Page for updates, and you can check us out on Facebook as well at  or Email <email>

Bake Sale for Millstreet students helping in Lourdes – Easter 2018

A Bake Sale will take on Saturday 16th December in Millstreet Parish Centre after 6.30pm Mass. 

Ciara Manning and Denise Healy are 5th year students at Millstreet Community School.  They will be joining the IHCPT pilgrimage to Lourdes for a week at Easter 2018.   They follow in a long line of students who have travelled as helpers for the Easter Pilgrimage and who have all come back with glowing reports about the experience.

As in previous years, fundraising events will be held to help cover the flight and travel costs for their week in Lourdes (€650/person).  The Bake Sale is the first of these.  Your support is appreciated.

Millstreet Community Text Alert – Final Reminder

The Millstreet Community Text Alert Committee is still accepting applications from those who wish to renew or join the Text Alert System for 2018. Application forms can be collected & returned to Wordsworth, Millstreet & Guerin’s Shop Ballydaly. Closing date for receipt of applications is this coming Saturday December 16th 2017.

Millstreet Athletic Club

Picture by TMC Photography, Cork

Millstreet AGM will take place on Thursday 14 December at 8pm in Parish Centre.

The Irish cancer Society wish to thank everyone who supported and help organise their recent Christmas Jumper Run which raised €638.

Thank you to the Duggan family for allowing access to Drishane Estate.

Merry Christmas to everyone

Parish Lotto Results December 12th

Parish Lotto Results December 12th


Draw was held at The Wallis Arms Hotel  on Sunday night.

Numbers drawn 8,9,21, 30 . No winner.

€100 went to Kayleigh Culinane ,The Seller was McCarthys Bar and got €50 sellers prize.

€50 went to  Donie Ring,Cloghoula.

€20 each to Noreen Murphy,Prohus.

Ian A Burke, Lombardstown.

Triona O Leary, Woodland Drive.

I Healy, Lackabawn,

Joan Casey, Kippagh,

Mgt. Smith, Murphys Terrace.

Denis Healy ,Claracleagh.

Donie O Leary, Rathmore.

Jack for next week €7,600, the draws at Tarrants Bar on Sunday Night.

Millstreet Vintage Club Annual AGM will take place on next Wednesday 13 December 2017

Millstreet Vintage Club Annual AGM will take place on this coming Wednesday 13 December 2017 in the Millstreet Parish Centre at 8.00pm sharp. All Club Members and anyone out there interested in Vintage/Classic Cars and Tractors are welcome to attend and join our Club.

Parish Newsletter – 10th December 2017

10th DECEMBER, 2017
TEL NOS. MILLSTREET 029-70043/MOBILE 087-7752948
10.00A.M.-1.00P.M. & 2.00P.M.-5.00P.M.

Your prayers are requested for the repose of the souls of the following:

RECENT DEATHS: Kit Cotter, Mill Lane & England; Jerry O’Connell, Essex & Lissaniska.

Saturday 9th December:
Millstreet Vigil 6.30 p.m. Margaret Reen, Main Street
Sunday 10th December:
Ballydaly 9.00 a.m. Pat, Margaret & Dan O’Connor, Ballydaly Lower
Cullen 10.15 a.m. Jerome, Rita & Nicholas O’Connell, Lissaniska & the recently deceased Jerry O’Connell, Essex
Millstreet 11.30 a.m. Lily & John Moore, Liscreagh

ANNIVERSARIES: Bobby Cronin, The Rectory; John “Sing” O’Sullivan & Bina Singleton, Mill View; Donal Linehan, Main Street; Con, Hannah & John Buckley, Mushera & Church Street; Nora Murphy, Killarney Road; Maurice Fitzgerald, Cloghoulamore; Hugh & Catherine Kelleher, Cloghoulabeg; Angela Cronin, Willow Brook; Jack Murphy, Cahirdowney; John & Kathy Dennehy, Curragh; Paddy & Julia Buckley, Carrigacooleen; Con Buckley, Dooneen; Johnny Murphy, Ballydaly Lower; Timmy Keane, Coolikerane; Tony Veart, Ahane; Brian O’Dee, Carrigaline & London.  [read more …] “Parish Newsletter – 10th December 2017”

Christmas Concert in Millstreet Church

Millstreet Community Hospital are looking to renovate their palliative care room in the hospital and are in need of your help. If you can come to our concert on the 8th of December it would be greatly appreciated.Tickets are available at Millstreet Hospital and from local outlets.
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FEI Nations Cup™ Eventing Series

Some of the world’s greatest event riders will be heading to the Green Glens Arena and adjoining Drishane Castle Demesne in 2018 as it was announced recently that Millstreet will host the Irish leg of the 2018 FEI Nations Cup™ Eventing Series from August 22nd to August 26th next year. Speaking after the announcement, Millstreet director Thomas Duggan said:

“It is an honour to be bringing international team competition of the highest order back to Millstreet. Having seen the extraordinary level of talent at our recent Pony (2014) and Junior/Young Rider (2016) European Championships, I’m looking forward to seeing what senior riders make of the Mike Etherington-Smith designed Cross Country track and the unique Irish welcome we offer to all visitors.” – read the full article on

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Christmas is not the same for Everyone

Even in an improving economy, it can still take just one small problem to tip someone into crisis and poverty. But we know that a little help at the right time can change everything. This Christmas, over 140,000 people in communities across the country will ask St. Vincent de Paul for help with food, fuel and basic clothing. Some of these are in our community.
Please support the SVP Annual Appeal this weekend at the Church Door collections in Millstreet, Ballydaly, Cullen, Derrinagree, Dromagh, and Kilcorney at all Masses. Your help can last a lifetime. [SVP]

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The Christmas season got off to a great start in Cullen on Sat. Dec. 2nd, when the Cullen and District special Needs Association hosted the 37th  annual Christmas Mass in the seasonally decorated Cullen Community Centre, which was much admired and appreciated by all guests. The sun shone brightly as all assembled for Mass celebrated by Cullen native  Fr,Anthony O’Keeffe, with the local choir and organist Susan O’Connor, adding to the celebration and making it such a special and meaningful occasion. Dr.Casey welcomed all the guests and was delighted to see such a great crowd. Afterwards there was plenty of food, music and craic to pass the afternoon, including a brilliant disco with D.J. Sean Sheehan.  There was no scarcity of dancers among the guests who also contributed songs.

In the meantime the ladies from Kanturk Red Cross had a busy evening as many of the guests enjoyed some relaxing hand massage and nail painting.