Cork North West Branch of MS Ireland will be marking the day by attendance at a special event in Cork City. Over coming weeks a number of church gate collections will take place within the overall Duhallow area. The support of the public is greatly appreciated regarding this very worthy cause.
Millstreet Parents’ Association is organising a Coffee Morning for both Primary Schools – Presentation N.S., Millstreet and Scoil Mhuire, Millstreet B.N.S. – Friday, 8th June from 9.30 a.m. until 12.30 p.m. at Millstreet G.A.A. Community Hall Kitchen. All are very welcome. We thank Kate Twomey for this information. (S.R.)
The annual RNLI Ireland awards took place over the weekend at the Royal Hospital Kilmainham in Dublin, with volunteers and supporters being recognised for their role in raising funds and awareness for the charity that saves lives at sea. Guest of honour was RTE’s Bryan Dobson, who spoke of his admiration for the RNLI and handed out awards to forty-five volunteers. Bina and Liam Burke’s received a regional group supporter award for their work on behalf of Countmacsherry lifeboat. The couple have formed a personal association with the station after they lost their son Aidan in a tragedy. They never [read more …] “Bina and Liam honoured by the RNLI”
“AN IRISH teen born without limbs who earned worldwide plaudits for an inspirational United Nations address is to undergo major surgery.
Joanne O’Riordan (16) from Millstreet, was chosen by the UN to be just one of seven speakers to address a special forum on technology in New York last month.
The Transition Year student delivered a remarkable address — and became an Internet sensation with thousands of people blogging about how her remarkable courage in the face of adversity had proved inspirational.
Joanne’s address was focused on how technology had helped transform her life.
She was born with a condition known as Amelia — leaving her without properly formed arms and legs.
As a further complication, Joanne was also born with scoliosis or curvature of the spine.
She was scheduled to undergo major surgery last month as part of her scoliosis treatment — but the operation was postponed to allow her travel to the UN in New York. Joanne will now have the surgery next month — but will still be able to attend a special upcoming edition of ‘The Late Late Show’ to mark the 50th anniversary of the RTE programme” [read the full article on the Independent]