Millstreet Tidy Towns Local Awards at Wallis Arms Hotel

Richly deserving recipients of Millstreet Tidy Towns Association’s Local Awards at a special reception earlier tonight (Wednesday, 12th Sept. 2012) in the Wallis Arms Hotel.    International Helpers were presented with prestigious Certificates.   Colman Culhane indicated that Millstreet now rates 11th in Co.Cork which has entries of close to 100.  While receiving a Bronze Medal was much appreciated this year, Colman said that if our town has just two more marks it would have been a Silver Medal!  (S.R.)

Here we share a selection of images from tonight’s reception.   Philip of “Venture One” who was the coordinating Judge commented on the very high standard which he witnessed and on the colourful  variety of the various [read more …] “Millstreet Tidy Towns Local Awards at Wallis Arms Hotel”

Kitten found near Murphy’s Terrace

A black & white, tame, male kitten was found last weekend crying in a hedge near Murphy’s Terrace just outside Millstreet. Above are two photo’s of the kitten. He is very friendly and seems to have just strayed away from home, so the woman who found him would love to rehome him again a.s.a.p. If that doesn’t happen, she’s isn’t able to keep him (though she would love to), and will look for a new home for him. He has received all vaccinations & is now ready for his new home. Contact Roisin at 086-1553640 / <email>

update 15th Sept: Thankfully, the kitten has found a new home 🙂

In the Corkman – 6th Sept 2012

The Boys Of The Fifties

I was one who spent time on the dunce’s stool
Back there by the Townpark in Millstreet Primary school
Our teachers Bill Keeffe and Dick Kiely were well past their prime
And I was a stranger to doggerel and rhyme.

The boys of the fifties now showing their years in gray
And from Millstreet some of them do live far away
And some of them living in Millstreet today
The home fields are greener some are known to say.
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