Public Meeting Notice

2015-04-08 Public Meeting Notice - Steven O'Riordan - Independent Candidate for the upcoming election

Millstreet man, and new Cork North West Candidate Steven O’Riordan is holding a series of Public Meetings in the area in April.

Everyone is encouraged to go along and participate in the wide range of topics that are up for discussion, and the questions and answers session on the issues that affect you directly.

The meetings are to be held at:

  • 21st April at 8pm, in the Wallis Arms Hotel, Millstreet
  • 22nd April at 8pm in the Castle Hotel, Macroom
  • 23rd April at 8pm in the Park Bar, Kanturk

For more information, contact Steven at 087-0674520

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Maintenance Rather than Checking Out the “Golden Eagles”!

The impressive scene outside St. Patrick's Church, Millstreet this Wednesday morning (8th April 2015) with Martin Leader's Hoist in place - not to check out the "Golden Eagles" location as people humorously surmised - but rather the continuation of Church maintenance near the bell tower.  Click on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.)
The impressive scene outside St. Patrick’s Church, Millstreet this Wednesday morning (8th April 2015) with Martin Leader’s Hoist in place – not to check out the “Golden Eagles” location as people humorously surmised – but rather the continuation of Church maintenance near the bell tower. Click on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.)

4Hoist at St.Patrick's Church, Millstreet  8th April 2015 -8001Hoist at St.Patrick's Church, Millstreet  8th April 2015 -8007Hoist at St.Patrick's Church, Millstreet  8th April 2015 -800The work is being carried out in brilliant sunshine as we enjoy such great Easter Week weather.  Some more images [read more …] “Maintenance Rather than Checking Out the “Golden Eagles”!”

Easter Ceremonies 1916 in Millstreet

Easter 2015 is just gone, but here’s a look back at the Easter Ceremonies in Millstreet 99 years ago, and how different it was:

1916-04 Report on Easter Ceremonies in MillstreetThe impressive ceremonies connected with Holy Week were carried out with the customary solemnity in St.Patrick’s Parish Church, Millstreet. On Holy Thursday High Mass was celebrated at 10 o’clock, the celebrant being the Rev M. F. Scanlan, C.C.; deacon, the Rev. J. J. O’Sullivan, C.C, and the sub-deacon, Very Rev. J. Canon Casey, P.P., V.F. After Mass the Blessed Sacratment was taken from the High Altar to the Alter of Repose. The children of the Presentation Convent Schools, tastefully dressed, and the members of the Children of Mary Society, preceded by cross-bearcer and neolytes (sp?) . inarched in processional order round the Church. The Altar of Repose, where the Sacred Heart rested in a bank of flowers, and lit up by innumerable tapers, formed a beautiful spectacle, and was visited all day by a constant stream of devoted worshippers. On Good Friday Mass of the Pre-sanctified was celebrated by the Very Rev. J. Canon Casey, P.P., V.F., and tho Blessed Sacrament was taken back to the High Altar in processional order, as on Holy Thursday. All through theo day the Church was visited by worshippers, whose demeanour was most edifying. The glorious Feast of the Resurrection was celebrated with all the joy and splendour befitting the great occasion. At nine o’clock Mass, an eloquent sermon on the [read more …] “Easter Ceremonies 1916 in Millstreet”

Fr Jim Byrne, St. Patrick’s Mission Society (1915-1981)

Rev-James-Byrne-700Fr Jim Byrne was born in Millstreet, Co. Cork on the 2nd of February, 1915. He commenced his primary education from 1920 to 1923 at the Presentation Convent, Millstreet. He then re-located to Nottingham and pursued his primary education there form 1923 to 1925. The remainder of this stage of his education was at the Patrician Brothers Tullow, from 1925 to 1929. It was there he did his secondary education from 1929 to 1934. In 1934, he entered Kiltegan and was ordained in December, 1941. Due to war time travel restrictions, it was 1943 when he reached Nigeria.

He ministered in Calabar during the years 1943 to 1945. From that year until 1947, he served as Chaplain to the Nigerian armed forces. Having completed this stint, he returned to Calabar where he [read more …] “Fr Jim Byrne, St. Patrick’s Mission Society (1915-1981)”

Anti Litter Challenge 2015

Catch the Community Spirit - see litter - pick it up 02Millstreet Tidy Town Association would like to invite one and all to take part in the Anti Litter Competition for 2015. It is potentially worth €1750 to the Millstreet Tidy Town Association. What has that to do with me I hear you ask ?

The annual spend for the Millstreet Tidy Town Association per annum is roughly between €9000 to €10000. This prize fund would go a long way to help aid our efforts in maintaining our beautiful town.

The first adjudication will take place on the 27th of April, so that only gives us 3 weeks. Everybody can help, even just by tidying up outside our own houses and surrounding footpaths. There will be Litter Pick Ups organised in the coming weeks. Catch the Community Spirit - see litter - pick it upWe would really appreciate if one and all got involved.
It won’t take long if we all do a small part. Why not get together with your neighbours and organise your own Litter Pick Up in your street.

We have a beautiful town and would love to be able to showcase this. Millstreet has won first prize in this competition in previous years. It would be great if we could do it again.