Video: Junior Infants get ready for the Late Late Toy Show

It’s an exciting evening for all our in Junior Infants in the Presentation NS, as they wait for the Toy Show at 9:30pm 🙂

Mairead is the new President of Veterinary Ireland

Mairead Wallace-PigottCongratulations to Mairead Wallace-Pigott of Millstreet Veterinary Group who today took over the Presidency of Veterinary Ireland, from outgoing President John O’Rourke.

In the Veterinary Ireland press release she: said that as a profession, vets need to promote prudent use of antibiotics. “To this end, we need to be diligent in prescribing or supplying antibiotics only to our own bona fide clients, where we have full in-depth knowledge of the animals and their environment and an ongoing working relationship with the owners.”
Need to Sustain Rural Practice: The incoming President said that as a mixed practitioner, she would like to work towards finding ways to sustain rural practice and the veterinary infrastructure (both human and capital) necessary to serve our communities.
“The sustainability of these practices impact not only on the services we can provide for our farmer clients and pet owners in rural areas, but also on the provision of jobs for our new graduates so that we can retain the professions greatest asset, our young well educated vets. These young vets need support, mentoring, a good work /life balance and a realistic salary when starting out. To this end I would like to see co-operation between neighbouring practices and/or amalgamation of practices to provide a better working environment, economies of scale and life balance for all. I have personal experience of being part of a practice amalgamation in 2000 and it was one of the best things we ever did.”
“Veterinary Ireland represents vets involved in all aspects and areas of veterinary medicine as well as those involved in the various streams of clinical practice. As President, I would like to see better recognition of the vets’ role in food safety, animal welfare, public health, research, academia and business,” said Ms. Wallace-Pigott. [read more …] “Mairead is the new President of Veterinary Ireland”

Once upon a time in Macroom……

Sleeping-Beauty-370x590_rszBriery Gap are delighted to announce Christmas Pantomime 2015 “The Sleeping Beauty” from Saturday, December 12th. This is the first time this well-loved fairy-tale has been staged at Briery Gap and celebrates their 16th Panto Production with a cast and chorus of over 120 talented adults and children.

Steeped with humour, music and a sprinkle of romance, this year’s Panto features all the traditional characters of the story with a few surprises sure to entertain anyone that believes in a little magic at Christmas time!

The cast includes Kelly Ann Healy “The Sleeping Beauty”, Luke Horgan as “Prince Philip”, Jim Leahy as “Dame Marge”, Maureen O Brien as “The Wicked Fairy – Maleficent”, Conor Dinneen as “Foxy – Maleficent’s Assistant”, Pat O’Connell as “Lord Chamberlain”, Pat Kelleher and David Lucey as “Matt and Batt”, Finn Brady as “Tiger- The Palace Cat”, Con Foley as “The King, Anita Gallagher as “The Queen”, Ava Rose Gallagher as “The Story Teller” and Theresa Dineen as “Monica”. Not forgetting the Three Fairies – Carmel Mc Carthy as “Flora”, Mary Lynch as “Fauna” and Padraig O’Driscoll as “Merryweather”.

Matinees at 3:00pm: Saturday 12th, Sunday 13th, Saturday 19th and Sunday 20th and Evening Performances at 8:00pm: Friday 18th, Saturday 19th and Sunday 20th. Ticket prices are €16 for adults, €12 for Children/OAP’s – group rates are also available.

Don’t miss the most magical fairy-tale in the land at Briery Gap, Macroom this Christmas season! To book, contact Briery Gap Box Office on 026-41793, or see for further information.

Denis Hickey died this day 100 years ago in Gallipoli

1915 Denis Hickey - last informal willLance-Corporal Denis Hickey died this day 100 years ago in Gallipoli, Saturday November 27th 1915, having arrived there on August 16h.

Officially it is stated that he was killed in action, but it appears that while the fighting had almost ceased in Gallipoli at the time, the weather may have been a factor in his death: “Late in the month gales swept over the peninsula, hundreds were drowned in the flooded trenches or from exposure or frostbite”.

He is commemorated at the Helles Memorial, Panel 185 to 190.

Born in Millstreet, he was one of about twenty Millstreet men that died in the great war, but we have been able to find out little about him. Does anyone have some background on him, or know someone that does ?

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