Congratulations to two local boys, Jack O’ Riordan aged 6 from Boherbue NS and Adam Keane aged 9 from Lismire NS, who are through to the finals on RTE’s bug-finding series Shutterbugs!
Jack and Adam produced a video reel for the final over the weekend at Duarriglewoods, Brookpark Kilcorney and Millstreet Country Park. Earthworms, Ants and Red Deers was their challenge which they completed and recorded findings at Millstreet Country Park’s lab with Philip Cremin their tour guide on the day.
Producer from RTE Ciara Baker congratulated the boys on their fantastic production.
The Shutterbugs page with videos is located at rte.ie/rtejr/shutterbugs
A sign of the changing nature of Irish society became evident in Millstreet Community School, the Transition Year students hosted a Language and Culture Night from diverse nationalties. The event brought together young people and their families in a celebration of the different languages and cultures, including Irish, which now exist in the Millstreet area. People from over ten countries were involved in some way in the enjoyable evening. Including personel from Poland, Chechnya, Côte d’Ivoire, Germany, Nigeria, Malawi, Pakistan and South Africa.
Proceedings opened in the School Library involved young people being given the opportunity to [read more …] “Community School hosts Language and Culture Night”
Macroom Youthreach services early school leavers from the surrounding area, and a number of students from Millstreet are already enrolled there. below is their Brochure for their upcoming academic year.
[read more …] “Youthreach Macroom”
I wanted to let you know that I have finished researching and writing the biography of Dr Barry Cotter, first doctor in Melbourne, Australia, who was born in Millstreet in 1807. The biography is available here, drbarrycotter.com. I received news this week that The National Library of Australia is going to archive the website into its online collection, so I’m pretty excited about that. Thanks again to the Aubane Historical Society, especially Jack Lane and Alan Brick who were so generous in supplying information.
I look forward to any comments from members of the Millstreet community about the website. cheers, from Moira McAlister <email>