Chairman, Rev Fathers, Sisters, I’m very privileged to be with you here to celebrate the 40th anniversary of a successful Millstreet Community School. The years roll by and Ken (Brennan) has gone over all the problems and all the ups and downs which he went through and finally succeeded with the school as it established. But, I want to take you back further, and indeed it was a hard act to follow, and i’m trying to follow Ken. Prior to the 60s there was talk of change in education in Ireland. and it really took head in the middle of the 1960s, when there were many people in favour of changing the system, especially of secondary education. And, then they were talking about community schools, comprehensive schools, others were talking that they were a shame, that they’d be this and that as Ken explained. And, it finally came to a head in the late 60s when decisions had to be made. Attitudes were divided, politicians were divided, parishes were divided, and we had here in Millstreet at that stage, three excellent schools: [read more …] “Tom Meaney’s speech on the History of Millstreet Community School”
Dia is mhuire diobh go leir a Cairde and welcome to news report 1196 from Millstreet. Fondest Greetings Dear listeners and I wish you all the very best on this calm morning Tuesday morning
Our Community School Transition Year Students are staging John B Keane’s Comedy MOLL, at the school this week on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday nights. Starting at 8pm. Truly a show not to be missed.
Cloghoula National School are appealing for Used Clothing this week, bags can be dropped off at the school from 10 am to 2pm. [read more …] “Regional Report 1196 – 10th December 2013”
Just for this week “Radio Treasures” on Cork Music Station will be broadcast from 10.30 pm for just one hour on this Tuesday, 10th Dec. 2013. Lots of new musical tracks with a Christmas flavour in this one-hour programme. (S.R.)