Unislim Millstreet

2016-01-26 Unislim Millstreet - headerUnislim Proudly celebrating 44 years as Irelands friendliest slimming club.

Your local class meets on Tuesday in Millstreet Enterprise Centre
Express weigh and go class 7am to 9am
Full class and motivational talk 9am to 10am & 6.30pm to 7.30pm

Contact class leader: Abina Kelliher on 087 7653870

or see: facebook.com/Unislim-MillstreetBallydesmond-1514926905492679/

Ballydaly’s Last Blacksmith Farrier

2015-11 Brendan Murphy, BallydalyWhen Brendan Murphy was in his physical prime of time one must go back a span
Ballydaly’s last blacksmith farrier he was quite a man
He shod his last working horse in his forge in his brother Eddy’s backyard
For his livelihood he is one who did work quite hard

Tall and lean and dark haired and physically quite strong
Ballydaly’s last blacksmith farrier to a rare breed belong
The hooves of the last working horse, mule, jennet and donkey he did pare
Since the demise of the last working equines blacksmith farriers have become rare
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Deputy Áine Collins General Election 2016 Campaign Launch

The official General Election Campaign Launch of Fine Gael's Deputy Áine Collins took place at the Wallis Arms Hotel on Sunday afternoon 31st January. Pictured from left: Minister Simon Harris, Deputy Áine Collins and Seán Kelly, M.E.P.. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)
The official General Election Campaign Launch of Fine Gael’s Deputy Áine Collins took place at the Wallis Arms Hotel on Sunday afternoon 31st January. Pictured from left: Minister Simon Harris, Deputy Áine Collins and Seán Kelly, M.E.P.. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)

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Spring 2016 Arrives in Millstreet with Lamb Triplets!

A visit to a most scenic countryside close to Millstreet on Sunday afternoon - the eve of the beginning of Spring on 1st February 2016 revealed the exquisite sight of triplet lambs just born to the proud mother sheep and in a wonderfully caring setting where three young "farmers" take care of not only the sheep but also Pearl the Horse and the many cattle. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)
A visit to a most scenic countryside close to Millstreet on Sunday afternoon – the eve of the beginning of Spring on 1st February 2016 revealed the exquisite sight of triplet lambs just born to the proud mother sheep and in a wonderfully caring setting where three young “farmers” help to  take great care of not only the sheep but also Pearl the Horse and the many cattle. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)

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3Spring 2016 arrives in Millstreet countryside -600Brendan Murphy and I recorded a brief sequence also on our visit and this will be seen later on LTV2 Millstreet.  We now share some more pictures from our Sunday afternoon visit.
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Abandoned: Altamount House

Resting on the edge of Millstreet Town, Altamount House is a big old house that dates back to the 18th century. It has had several owners but has not been lived in for over twenty years, and has nearly totally fallen down. Originally an estate house, it was made into an emergency hospital during the famine in the 1840s and massively extended at the time to include a courtyard in the middle. It is sad to see such a fine building being taken over by nature. Photos below thanks to Ola Cashman.

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North exterior
1909 Altamount House
Altamount House in 1909

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