Truly Magnificent Abbey Theatre Monologue Play at Presentation N.S.

The Community and Education Department of the Abbey Theatre together with Baboró,  presented  “Me, Mollser” – a specially commissioned monologue play which introduces “The Plough and the Stars” by Seán O’ Casey to a younger audience by telling the story of the Easter Rising 1916 through the magical power of a performance and workshop. This Thursday (28th Jan. 2016) morning at Presentation N.S., Millstreet 5th & 6th Class pupils from the Presentation N.S., Scoil Mhuire B.N.S. and Cloghoula N.S. experienced this absolutely brilliant production and workshop.  It was a true privilege to have been in attendance.  (S.R.)

Evan and Clara in their 1916 style pictured with the many young people who were given such an excellent insight into the life of a 15 year old girl of the 1916 era. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)
Evan and Clara in their 1916 style pictured with the many young people (and teachers) who were given such an excellent insight into the life of a 15 year old girl of the 1916 era. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)
Clara was thrilled to note that the mountain overlooking Millstreet is also Clara!
Clara was thrilled to note that the mountain overlooking Millstreet is also Clara!  She gave such an amazing performance as Mollser Gogan from 1916. The children (and teachers) were hugely impressed.
Evan was the Facilitator of the truly educational Workshop.
Evan was the Facilitator of the truly educational Workshop.
Presentation N.S. Pupils holding the props used in the performance.
Presentation N.S. Pupils holding the props used in the performance.
Pupils from Cloghoula N.S. with Evan and Clara from the Abbey Theatre.
Pupils from Cloghoula N.S. with Evan and Clara from the Abbey Theatre.

It was such an enriching experience for the senior pupils and was so appropriate to witness such a production in this Centenary Year of 1916.   We now share a further 11 images from the inspiring occasion. [read more …] “Truly Magnificent Abbey Theatre Monologue Play at Presentation N.S.”

Death Notice: Joan O’Regan, formerly of Dromsicane

O’Regan (Deanrock, Togher and formerly of Dromsicane, Millstreet) On 28th January 2015, peacefully at St. Finbarr’s Hospital, Joan, wife of the late Willie and mother of the late Liam. Deeply regretted by her sister Margaret, nephews, nieces, relatives carers and friends. May she rest in peace.

Reposing at Fordes Funeral Home, South Gate Bridge. Removal on Friday (29th) at 6.30pm to Church of the Way of the Cross, Togher. Requiem Mass on Saturday (30th) at 10.00am, funeral afterwards to St. James’s Cemetery, Chetwynd.

Pictures from County Mayor Presentation to Sean Radley at Cork County Hall last Monday Night

Here is just a selection of Photos taken at Cork County Hall last Monday Night of Sean Radley being recognised by the County Mayor John Paul O`Shea for his Irish Broadcasting Hall of Fame Award.A large number of supporters from Millstreet accompanied Sean Radley on the Night with them all travelling together on the C.A.R.T. (Carriginma Area Rural Transport) Bus,a great Night was had by all and we must thank Breeda Piggot for the lovely Photos.

Help to take down the Christmas Tree / Lights

Cancelled tonight due to strong winds (Storm Gertrude)

Millstreet Christmas Lights Committee will meet in the Square on Thursday next 28th at 7pm, and would be very grateful to anyone who would be free to volunteer a few hours to help take down the Christmas lights. Electricians, helpers and cherry pickers are especially required.

Thanks to all who volunteered and gave of their time to put up our wonderful Christmas display this year.

Death Notice: Ted Collins, Rathcoole

2013-02 Teddy Collins, RathcooleCOLLINS (Rathcoole): On January 27, 2016, peacefully, in his 90th year, at his home, in Knockcahill, TED (Collins Transport), beloved husband of Kitty (nee O’Flynn) and dear father of Dáithi, Marie (Buckley), Carmel (Cronin), Maighreád (O’Leary), Patsy (Gallon), Mike, Tadgh, Anne (Morley) and the late infants Colette and Deirdre and brother of Vincent and Kathleen (Crowley). Deeply regretted by his loving wife, family, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, sons-in-law Patrick, Denis, Connie, Tim and Derry, daughters-in-law Joan, Kathleen and Esther, sister-in-law Nora, brother-in-law Tadgh, nieces, nephews and a very large circle of friends.
Reposing at McCarthy’s Funeral Home, Banteer. Rosary on this Thursday evening at 8pm. Reposing on tomorrow, Friday evening, from 6pm, followed by removal at 8pm to St John’s Church, Dromagh. Requiem Mass on Saturday at 11am. Burial afterwards in St Mary’s Cemetery, Millstreet. May he rest in peace.

Derrinagree N.S. Expresses Sincere Thanks to Tesco Community Fund

Derinagree national school would like to offer Tesco Community Fund our sincere thanks for their very generous support. Irene O' Mahony , Chairperson of Derrinagree National School Parents Association received a cheque for â,¬340. This was greatly appreciated.
Derrinagree N.S. would like to offer Tesco Community Fund our sincere thanks for their very generous support. Irene O’ Mahony, Chairperson of Derrinagree National School Parents Association recently received a cheque for €340.00. This was greatly appreciated. (Many thanks to Irene and also to Elaine Flynn for the photo and caption – S.R.)