Millstreet 2009 – A Year in Review (Jan – Mar)

2009 saw Millstreet maintain a positive image with numerous highlights. In the first of a four-part series, John Tarrant gives an appraisal of January, Febuary, March


A New Year’s Day charity swim at the Boeing aids Millstreet Hospital.

The two day Millstreet Coursing meeting enjoyed favourable weather as a dedicated band return to the Millstreet Town Park.

Altar Girls introduced to serve at masses for the very first time.

Millstreet Mother and Toddler group celebrate 10th birthday.

Cullen and Special Needs Association launch annual Weigh In.

Patrons either side of the county bounds take the trip to the Rathmore Marian Players pantomime “Mother Goose”.

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Munster Scór na nOg title won by novelty act.

Aubane social club take time to acknowledge a fund raising venture from one of its familiar hostings.

All participants in the club’s annual climb to the summit of Mushera Mountain were applauded for venturing out in impressive numbers to support the traditional staging and helping the Millstreet Church Restoration.

The latest publication from Aubane Historical Society is ‘The Story of the Moving Bog’ by Joseph Dinneen is released.


Europe’s premier rugby prize Heiniken Cup comes to Millstreet.

The Banteer Drama Group’s, hilarious comedy Separate Beds features key Millstreet input.

Millstreet dog, Cleanaway Smurf, reaches National Greyhound Oaks coursing finals in Clonmel.

Tne day Horse Show took place in the Green Glens organised by the Irish Draught Horse Association focuses on preserving the draught breed.

The Millstreet Town Park Committee AGM hosted in the Canon O’Donovan Centre sees Chairman Willie O’Leary preside and Honorary Secretary, John O’Keeffe deliver detail account of the happenings over the past year.

Hopes of national honours in the All Ireland Scor na nOg Finals in Athlone are dashed on a brave Millstreet effort denied in the Novelty Act, succumbing to overall winners Mountbellew Moylough of Galway.

The Lotto is 15 years old and all monies raised have been ploughed back into the community.

Church Restoration Committees Christmas issue St Patrick’s Day Cards for sale. The pastoral councils of Millstreet, Rathmore, Dromagh, Boherbue and Ballydesmond co-ordinate a programme during Lent titled “Journeying towards Easter”.


Traditional old Horse Fair draws bumper crowds to Millstreet streets.

Millstreet enjoy a productive outing at the Cork County Senior Scor Finals in Ovens.

Millstreet AC send a large contingent to the Ballycotton 10 Roadrace and creditable performances emerge amongst the 1,800 strong finishers.

Cullen and District Friends of the Handicapped annual Weigh-In reaches successful conclusion. The Weigh In continues a fund raiser undertaken by the progressive Association whose workload towards improving the quality of life for people with special needs is renowned for more than two decades.

Millstreet’s late afternoon Parade on St. Patrick’s Day proved another winner as hundreds lined the pavements wearing sprigs of shamrock and the national colours.

Millstreet reaped further accolades in the Cork County Scór na bPaistí Finals in the Eire Og GAA Pavillion, Ovens.

The Millstreet public go to the polls to choose the new Community Council.

South Africa native Alan Brick, who is a descendent of the Leaders of Tullig and the O’Donnells of Coole House makes PDFs of the Aubane material on Millstreet.

Exciting fashions from spring and summer collections emanated at a glitzy fashion spectacular presented by Transition Year students to Millstreet Community School.

With the School Gymnasium transformed into a fabulous fashion arena, style buffs young and old turned out in huge numbers to catch a glimpse of seasonal ware for the remainder of spring and into summer.

The Millstreet and district farmers calf sale in aid of the Millstreet Restoration Fund reaches a conclusion on the sale of upwards of 100 calves at Macroom Mart.

Millstreet Quiz team sample Munster Scór glory.

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