Millstreet Community School representatives at the BT Young Scientist Exhibition

Congratulations to Mark Casey and Eimear Corcoran from Millstreet Community School on winning a ‘highly recommended’ in the Social and Behavioural Sciences category at the BT Young Scientist Exhibition held in Dublin recently. Eimear and Mark researched a project on improving the ranking system for Ireland’s second level schools. There were 104 projects in the final in this category making Mark and Eimear’s achievement most impressive.

Also at the Exhibition, Brian O’ Sullivan, Dylan Sheehan and David O’Donovan presented their project on the effects of heavy school bags on pupils to Minister for Defence Paul Keogh and to Michael Healy-Rae TD.

Jordan Kiely, Abby Ring and Emma McSweeney conducted research on a health related issue:  Are teenagers carrying risk factors now that we would only see in older people before?

Emergency personnel listen carefully as Shannon O’Sullivan and Katie Healy as they explain their project at the Exhibition, that was entitled Charcoal or Eye Liner Markers – Which is better to help the daily lives of firefighters?

All the students are to be commended for the way they spoke about their projects, not just to the Exhibition judges but also to those who simply stopped to enquiry about the research they had carried out. Thanks must also be extended to the teachers who have helped the students prepare for the Exhibition.

Loyalty Card Launch @ Reen’s Pharmacy

To celebrate the launch of the new Reens Life Loyalty Rewards Card we are giving away three amazing prizes: An Amelie Bath Set, a Gilette Fusion Proglide Styler, and an Amelie Floral Collection. To enter all you need to do is sign up for the card in store which takes less than 60 seconds. Plus get €2 credited on your card just for signing up! The competition runs for the next 7 days and winners will be announced on Wednesday 24th January 2018 on our Facebook page.


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Millstreet Vintage Club Cars Coffee Chat Morning at Cafe Aroma on next Sunday Jan 21st

First Event of 2018 for Millstreet Vintage Club is a Car Coffee Chat Morning at Cafe Aroma in Millstreet which takes place on Sunday Jan 21st from 11am to 3pm,the Club will be Celebrating the 50th Birthday of the Ford Escort and all Cars Bikes Tractors etc are welcome on the day but in particular Ford Escorts of all Ages and Marks to celebrate 50 Years of this Iconic Car,For more details Contact Donie on 086 8545873.

Enrolements for Junior Infants September 2018 – Presentation N.S

We are now enrolling pupils for the coming school year (2018/
2019) . Our school website gives an insight into the fun and learning which takes place in our school everyday. Enrolment forms can be downloaded from our school website (here) or collected from the school office from 10am – 3pm. Please return all forms by February 6th.
Please ring 029 70957 for any queries.
Download: Enrolment Form for Junior Infants 2018

“Radio Treasures” on Cork Music Station Tonight from 9:30 to 11:00

Tonight (Tuesday, 16th Jan. 2018)….We feature the very best of music and song  and we have a selection of musings of a wide and interesting variety.  We talk about Killarney House which has recently been superbly renovated.

We go on a musical tour to such places as Portugal, Italy, New Zealand, England, America, Medjugorje to mention but some interesting locations we visit musically.  And we hear about two fruit cakes!  We also feature interviews with “Winny” of “Mrs. Brown’s Boys“.  We listen to wonderful music from Lisselton and we lend an ear to the very talented “Strings” Group recorded in Scartaglin. 

At 10pm we continue to share the Years of the “8” when we hear about what happened in 1978, 1988, 1998 and 2008.    

We also repeat our information about the image below “The Sleeping St. Joseph” and how important this is to the present Pope Francis.   (S.R.)

“The Sleeping St. Joseph” – We reveal its relevance on our programme tonight. Click on the image to enlarge. (S.R.)

Do join us ….Feel welcome to text the programme on 00353 86 825 0074 (from overseas) or 086 825 0074 (from within Ireland).   Or better still use the chatline on the Seán Radley Facebook Page.  To access the programme find us on Internet Radio under Ireland/Country or log into www.corkmusicstation.com 

The Magnificent Shandrum Céilí Band pictured in Buttevant Church in May 2017.   We feature this superb Céilí Band on our programme weekly.  (S.R.)

[read more …] ““Radio Treasures” on Cork Music Station Tonight from 9:30 to 11:00″

Marion Players: The Pied Piper

Marian Players Rathmore Panto Group
present their 31st Annual Panto

THE PIED PIPER

Opening on Saturday  January 27th at Rathmore Community Centre
Also nightly: Wednesday 31st, Thursday 1st February,  Saturday 3th
All night shows  at 7.30pm

Matinees  Sundays 28th & Sunday 4th February at 3pm
Proceeds to Kerry Parents  Friends Association
Further information & booking contact booking office  0647758526.

Eily’s Report – 16th January

Dia is mhuire diobh go leir a cairde and welcome.

Millstreet is revving up for the two day mighty machinery show which will run here on Wednesday and Thursday of this week. There is a need for  more accommodation for the event, with some of the outlets not still up and running after the Christmas holidays. Those with some to offer can still contact the Wallis Arms Hotel and leave their details there. Or contact the office at the Green Glens 02970800.

The annual machinery show brings business people from all parts of the country,where they can exhibit their wares indoors, in the comfort of the Green Glens Arena. It starts each day, Wednesday and Thursday at 12 noon and will remain open until 10pm. Free car parking and all  in house services up and running.

The month of January is moving on and all the things that were fazed down for Christmas are up and running again. And please bear in mind that all the reminders that were voiced before the Festive Season, about shopping at Home should continue to take effect right throughout the year. Our stores and services need  our support every day.  Last week I was unable to bring you my report because my system was down and I had to buy a new laptop. Lucky for me, we have a wonderful store in town where I was able to get a brand new model  for four hundred Euro.  At the PC Spare Parts Ireland Store at the Bridge. The friendly service included the full set up of the appliance, and I was ready to go.  And if I needed help it was only a few minutes away. We must never under-estimate the value of our local town.

[read more …] “Eily’s Report – 16th January”

RIP Dolores O’Riordan

In 1995 when the Cranberries were selling albums as fast as they could be manufactured, the Cranberries biggest show at home on the the No Need to Argue Tour was in  Millstreet. They shook the Green Glens that night, before resting in Limerick for a few weeks ahead of two months touring in Europe and the USA.

Four years later, their next Irish gig was also in Millstreet, and it was another fabulous night in the Green Glens, as they played all the crowd favourites mixed with new songs. Endearing happy memories of two special nights in Millstreet, which vividly stick in the minds as for many it was their first big concert (see comments below).

So it is with sadness that we hear of the death of lead singer Dolores O’Riordan this evening. Our prayers and thoughts are with her family and friends.

[read more …] “RIP Dolores O’Riordan”

Death Notice: Chrissie Mullane (née Carroll), Priests Cross

The death has occurred on Saturday 13th January 2018 of Chrissie Mullane (née Carroll), Drominahilla, Millstreet. Unexpectedly at Mallow General Hospital surrounded by family, wife of the late Pat and sister of the late Dan Joe, and much loved sister of Kathleen, Mary and Pauline, nephew Michael, nieces and nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews, relatives, neighbours and friends. ‘May She Rest in Peace’.

Reposing at Tarrant’s Funeral Home, Millstreet on Tuesday from 6pm to 8pm followed by removal to St Patrick’s, Church, Millstreet. Requiem Mass on Wednesday at 12 noon followed by burial to St Mary’s Cemetery, Millstreet. [1]

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Fundraising Table Quiz in Aid of Cancer Connect

FUNDRAISING TABLE QUIZ AID OF CANCER CONNECT
A table quiz will be held in Moll Carthy’s Bridge Bar in Kilcorney on this Friday night January 19th commencing at 8.30pm.  This table quiz is in aid of Cancer Connect, an organization who provides transport to people for Cancer services in our Cork Hospitals.  Your support would be very much appreciated for this worthy cause.

Millstreet Camogie Social

Millstreet Camogie Social will be held in the Wallis Arms on Saturday 20th of January. Dinner at 8pm.
All members welcome! 😊
Adult tickets €18 -Turkey & ham or salmon & medley of desserts.
Child tickets €7 – Goujons, chips & ice cream
Half Turkey & ham portion & ice cream – €10
Coeliac options available.
Tickets still available from Sheila Lane 0868723033 [1]

Parish Newsletter – 14th January, 2018

PARISH NEWSLETTER for BALLYDALY-CULLEN-MILLSTREET
Second Sunday in Ordinary Time – 14th January, 2018
Canon John Fitzgerald P.P. Tel Nos. Millstreet 029-70043/Mobile 087-7752948
<email> dioceseofkerry.ie
PARISH OFFICE OPENING HOURS:
MONDAY-TUESDAY- WEDNESDAY-FRIDAY
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 and for those whose anniversaries occur around this time, and for those for whom masses will be offered during the week:

RECENT DEATHS: Mattie Murphy, Minor Row; Denis MacSweeney, Killarney & Rathmore; Michael Desmond, Donegal & Macroom; Christy Goggin, Carriganima; Sheila O’Brien, Macroom.

MASS INTENTIONS THIS WEEK-END:
Saturday 13th January:
Millstreet Vigil 6.30 p.m. Dan Joe Kelleher, Tullig & the deceased members of the Kelleher Family.
Sunday 14th January:
Ballydaly 9.00 a.m. Peggie Horgan, Ballydaly
Cullen 10.15 a.m. Eileen & Tom Kelleher, Mologhroe & their son, Larry
Millstreet 11.30 a.m. Fr. Joe Murphy, West End

ANNIVERSATIES: Jackie Murphy, Tanyard; Hannah Mary Kelleher, The Bridge; Nell Hickey, Mill Lane; Mai O’Sullivan, Minor Row; Julia O’Callaghan, Tullig; Con D. Kelleher, Aubane; Billy & Kathleen Guerin Cloghoula & Ballydaly; Johnny Twomey, Rathduane; Denis Duggan, Carriganima; Patrick & Lucy Murphy, Mallow; Willie Murphy, Kilbrin; Ellen O’Riordan, Carriganima.  [read more …] “Parish Newsletter – 14th January, 2018”

Congrats to Darragh and Neil at the Young Scientist

Congratulations to Darragh Twomey, Aubane, and Neil O’Leary, Prohus, who were runners-up in the Group Category of the BT Young Scientist Competition at the RDS in Dublin, also getting the special prize from Teagasc. They discovered that the common natural bacteria found in plants, Pseudomonas Fluorescens, could be used to markedly increase the yield of certain barley crops. Both are students at Coláiste Treasa, Kanturk.

[read more …] “Congrats to Darragh and Neil at the Young Scientist”

Cork Hugely Successful at BT Young Scientist 2018 Event

As Fr. James McSweeney had earlier today suggested quite a number of projects had been shortlisted and predicted the wonderfully talented Simon Meehan of Coláiste Choilm, Ballincollig would win and now has won the overall Young Scientist of the Year.  I’ve just been chatting with Fr. James and with Simon’s Dad – Jeremy whom many of us know from his central role in “Bóthar” for many years – and the atmosphere in the background is electric with all the excitement at the RDS venue.  Simon Meehan and others will now appear in tonight’s “Late Late Show”.  Below are two images showing Winner Simon:And our sincere congratulations to All Students who qualified to appear at this year’s prestigious event – We’re also delighted for Darragh Twomey and his Group of Coláiste Treasa, Kanturk who were presented with many valuable Awards. Below we view Darragh’s Group. Darragh is second from left. (S.R.)

Death Notice: Matthew Murphy, Minor Row

The death has occurred of Matthew Murphy, Minor Row, Millstreet. (Former Teacher of Coláiste Treasa), passed away peacefully on Friday 12th January 2018 in Araglen House, Nursing Home, Boherbue. Dearly beloved Uncle of Geraldine Goggin and her seven sisters. Cherished by his 24 grandnieces and grandnephews, especially Martha, Michelle and Jonathan and his 9 great-grandnieces and nephews especially Rachel, Sean and Eoin, also sadly missed by his nieces, nephews, relatives, neighbours and friends. ‘May He Rest in Peace’.
Lying in Repose at Tarrant’s Funeral Home, Millstreet on Saturday, Rosary at 8pm. Removal on Sunday from 6pm to 8pm to St. Patrick’s Church, Millstreet. Requiem Mass on Monday at 12 noon and burial to St. Mary’s Cemetery.

[read more …] “Death Notice: Matthew Murphy, Minor Row”

Fr. James Shares Superb Images from BT Exhibition 2018 at RDS

Group Picture of Millstreet Community School with their teacher Shane Guerin at the BT Young Scientist & Technology 2018 Exhibition at Dublin’s R.D.S.. We thank Fr. James McSweeney who is Chaplain at Bantry Community College for sending us six superb images from the prestigious event. Click on the pictures to enlarge. (S.R.)
Abby Ring, Jordan Kiely and Emma McSweeney with their project ‘Are Teenagers carrying risk factors not what would only have been seen in older people before?’
Shannon O’Sullivan and Katie Healy with their project ‘Charcoal pencil or waterproof marker with a grip? How to make a firefighter’s day easier’

 

Brian O’Sullivan, Dylan Sheehan and David O’Donovan with their project ‘An investigation into the effects of heavy school bags on young people.’

 

Mark Casey and Eimear Corcoran with their project ‘An improvement to the ranking system for Ireland’s second level schools’.
And Fr. James also shares an image of two Students from Coláiste Treasa, Kanturk. Neil O’Leary, Rathcoole and Darragh Twomey,
Millstreet with their project ‘Feeding 9.6 billion people by 2050. The effects of Pseudomonas Fluorescens L321 on enhancing barley crop yield’.

Young Scientist 2018

“Best wishes to all the Community School students taking part in the BT Young Scientist Competition in Dublin” – Millstreet Community Council

These are the projects:

CorkMillstreet Community SchoolAn improvement to the ranking system for Ireland’s second level schools.Social and Behavioural SciencesGroup – 2 Students
CorkMillstreet Community Schoolcharcoal pencil or waterproof marker with a grip?-How to make a firefighter’s day easierTechnologyGroup – 2 Students
CorkMillstreet Community SchoolAre teenagers carrying risk factors now that we would only see in older people before?Biological and EcologicalGroup – 3 Students
CorkMillstreet Community SchoolAn investigation into the effects of heavy school bags on young peopleSocial and Behavioural SciencesGroup – 3 Students
CorkMillstreet Community SchoolNo Mower AccidentsTechnologyGroup – 3 Students

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Upcoming fundraisers for Millstreet students going to Lourdes as helpers at Easter

Ciara Manning, Denise Healy, Grace O’Connor and Aoife O’Riordan are 5th year students at Millstreet Community School.  They will all be going on pilgrimage to Lourdes for a week during their Easter holidays 2018 with the Irish Pilgrimage Trust.  They are following in a long line of other students who have gone to Lourdes as helpers and had a wonderfully fulfilling time.

The cost of their flight/accommodation is €670/person and the students are currently fundraising in an effort to cover these costs.  A successful bake sale took place in the parish centre before Christmas.  Once again, thanks to everyone who supported this event.  Another one is planned for the weekend of 10th/11th February (the weekend before Ash Wednesday).  There will also be a table quiz held in The Wallis Arms on Friday 23rd February.  More details to follow.  Once again, thank you for your support.