In November In Millstreet

It is cold, wet and windy today near the Town of Millstreet
Near where Finnow the white river and the Blackwater meet
No cattle in the bare fields they are in farmyard sheds eating silage or hay
On the dying days of Autumn on this November day

Brown storm water flowing fast in every field drain
And old Clara half cloaked in the grey fogs of rain
Strong gales from the Boggeraghs howling in the bare trees
And the weather temperature just above zero degrees

With Summer just a memory and Winter quite near
November in Duhallow is a cold and wet time of year
A lot of overcast sky and little sunshine
And a weather temperature average of just above zero to nine  [read more …] “In November In Millstreet”

Menu at Millstreet Day Centre

Take a look at the mouth watering menu being served at Millstreet Day Centre next week – Nov 25th – 28th. Call the Centre on (029) 70926 if you’d like to come in for the day or else arrange for any of the meals to be delivered piping hot to your door – make sure to ring the day before to let us know!

Playground Funding: Please Donate, Upcoming Events & Thank You

At their most recent  meeting Millstreet Town Park Committee formally resolved to express their sincere gratitude and thank the following for their donations towards the proposed new Playground:

  • Millstreet Athletic Club  for a contribution of €500  in addition to their annual club subscription.
  • Cinnamon Café  for the fantastic coffee morning which raised a whopping  €1,740.  All cake and coffee costs were met by Cinnamon and on their day off too! Thank you Anna, Daria and Ella.
  • Aghinagh Macra an Feirme for a contribution of €50
  • Airtricity for a grant of €1,500
  • Cork County Council for a grant of €1,000 for new Playground  seating made fully from recycled materials.

Upcoming Events

  • Health & Wellbeing Day in the GAA Hall on Saturday 30 November from 11am to 2pm.  Some of the confirmed exhibitors on the day are Mindfulness with Aedamur Kelly, Nutrition with Aidan O Sullivan, Aromatherapy with MariCarmen, Kathleen McAuliffe Healing, Irina Infinite Arts, Capabu, The Sibly Foods.  Keep an eye out for further details and please support.
  • Millstreet  Community Council to donate  all profits from upcoming  Millstreet 2020 Calendar to the Playground Project.  A great gift for Sráiders  at home and overseas! Available in local outlets soon.
  • Presentation Convent Girls and Scoil Mhuire Boys National Schools to hold their own fundraisers.  Great to see the children getting involved in fundraising for their new Playground. Thank you to principals Joan O’Mahony and Frank O’Connor and Parents Association representative Claire Twomey for this initiative.
  • Millstreet Coursing Club to hold a quiz night with half of the proceeds to be donated to the Playground Project – details to follow.

We have almost reached the half way point with the fundraising and grants secured to date. Let’s keep it going Millstreet and make our Playground Project come alive  in 2020.

TO DONATE:   If you wish to make a financial contribution to the Playground Project.

(1) lodge online to Millstreet Town Park bank account at IBAN: IE61 BOFI 9058 0332 1050 69, BIC:BOFIIE2

(2) lodge cash or cheque in person  at Millstreet Credit Union – reference Millstreet Town Park account

(3) send a cheque payable to ” Millstreet Town Park ” care of  FÁS Offices, Millstreet Community Gym,  Millstreet.

If you wish to confirm your contribution  or hold your own fundraiser we would be delighted to hear from you at  <millstreettownpark@gmail.com>  [read more …] “Playground Funding: Please Donate, Upcoming Events & Thank You”

Millstreet Vintage Club Annual AGM will take place on Thursday 5th December 2019

Millstreet Vintage Club Annual AGM will take place on Thursday Dec 5th 2019 in the Parish Centre Millstreet at 8.00pm sharp.

All Club Members and anyone out there interested in Vintage/Classic Cars/Bikes and Tractors are welcome to attend. New members always very welcome to join the Club.

TR Dallas Appearing At The Pub Carriganima Tommorrow Night Friday Nov 22nd

The Legendary TR Dallas is making a welcome return to the Pub in Carriganima on this coming Friday Night Nov 22nd. We look forward to a great Night Out with this Singing Legend, so do keep this coming Friday night Nov. 22nd marked up in your Diary. Should be a good one.

Blood Donor Clinic – Millstreet

On behalf of The Irish Blood Transfusion Service, please pass on our thanks to all who contributed to the success of the Millstreet Clinic.

127  Donors attended our Blood Donor Clinic in Millstreet GAA Hall, yesterday, November 19th.

This generosity and commitment to helping others is very much appreciated. The precious gift of Blood brings life and hope to our hospital patients and their communities – Monica Bell, Donor Services, The Irish Blood Transfusion Service. [read more …] “Blood Donor Clinic – Millstreet”

Broadband Connection Points

Map of the Broadband Connection Points

Aubane Community Centre and Ballydaly Community Hall are two of three hundred locations across Ireland to get high-speed internet hubs while they await the arrival of the National Broadband Plan (NBP). National Broadband Ireland (NBI), said it will deploy “broadband connection points”, where the public can get free high-speed internet access, across the country from the second quarter of next year (2020). The measure is intended as a stop-gap for communities with the worst broadband coverage, he said. … Read more about this on the Irish Times.

Aubane Social Club Christmas Diary of Events

Aubane Social Club Christmas Diary of Events

Friday 6th December – Switching on of Christmas Lights at Aubane Cross at 8 pm followed by Aubane Community Mass & Party at 8.30 pm in Aubane Community Centre with Refreshments and Entertainment.

Monday 23 December – Set Dancing Christmas Party Night.

Wednesday 25 December Annual Christmas Morning Climb starting at 10.30 am – Bucket Collection all proceeds going to Aubane Community Centre Renovations Fund.

Friday 27 December – Around the Fireside a Night of Songs,Music and Yearns at 8.30 pm in Aubane Community Centre.

 

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Apartment for Rent in Millstreet

Apartment for Rent 

Two bed Apartment on Main Street,  Millstreet Town to rent long term.   Located in the centre of the town, this well maintained Apartment is on the doorstep of all amenities.   The Apartment is in great condition and very spacious with a high level of insulation, recently upgraded.  It is vacant immediately.

For more details contact: (086) 8728701

 

Eily’s Report – 19th November 2019

Dia is Mhuire díobh go léir a chairde, and welcome to my report.

The monthly meeting of the Community Council was held at the Wallis Arms Hotel on Tuesday night. It was well attended and many important items were discussed. In union with our Gardaí we are asked to renew our Text Alert accounts for the coming year. The project is proving very successful all over the country, bringing a sense of security to all those who have registered. Happy in the knowledge that our Gardaí are watching out for us at all times and letting us know by phone if something suspicious presents itself. For those who didn’t register at Tuesday’s  nights meeting please know that forms are available at both Wordsworth book shop in town and at Guerin’s Shop in Ballydaly where you will get help if needed. Cost €10. But please bear in mind that the opportunity closes on  November Saturday 30th.

The Millstreet Calendar for 2020 will be in the shops in the near future and proceeds this time will go to cost of the new children’s playground in the Town Park.

There will be no Christmas Party/Market in Millstreet this year.

[read more …] “Eily’s Report – 19th November 2019”

“Where the Road Takes Me” on C103 This Evening

We thank Presenter, John Greene, for advance information on this evening’s programme – Sun. 17th Nov. 2019 from 7 to 8pm.  (S.R.)

A regular contributor to Where the road takes me, Bantry based GP Dr. Denis Cotter passed away on Sunday November 3rd last.

This week on the programme, John Greene chooses excerpts from the many editions he contributed to over the past seven years.

The end result is a look at the life and times of a man whose family can be traced back to 1839 in Bantry.

Coming from a well known bakery family in the town, Dr. Cotter graduated from medical college as a GP, later setting up a practice in Newtown.

In between, Denis played rugby for club and Munster, at a time when playing or attending foreign games resulted in a mandatory ban.

Playing Gaelic Football with Bantry Blues, he later became team doctor and trained the senior team to two County Senior football titles in 1995 and again in 1998. [read more …] ““Where the Road Takes Me” on C103 This Evening”

Supporting Millstreet Christmas Lights 2019

The wonderfully dedicated Millstreet Christmas Lights Committee are holding their annual Church Gate Collection this weekend.  Generous support not only helps to maintain the uplifting festive town decorations but also allows the purchase of even more superbly impressive light features.   It’s also truly encouraging that people from abroad such as Patrick W. O’Leary of Louisville, Kentucky post their generous and much appreciated donation from abroad to support such an important local activity.   Click on the images below to enlarge.  (S.R.)

Millstreet Christmas Lights Committee Members – from left – Niamh, Katherine and Noreen.

[read more …] “Supporting Millstreet Christmas Lights 2019”

Parish Newsletter – 17th November, 2019

PARISH NEWSLETTER
BALLYDALY-CULLEN-MILLSTREET
Thirthy Third Sunday in Ordinary Time –17th November, 2019
Canon John Fitzgerald P.P.  
Tel Nos. Millstreet 029-70043/Mobile 087-7752948
Email:  <email>    www.dioceseofkerry.ie
PARISH OFFICE OPENING HOURS:
MONDAY-TUESDAY- WEDNESDAY-FRIDAY
10.00a.m.-1.00p.m. & 2.00p.m.-5.00p.m.

Your prayers are requested for the repose of the souls of the following and for those whose anniversaries occur around this time:

MASS INTENTIONS THIS WEEK-END:
Millstreet Vigil 6.30 p.m.                 Peg, Paddy & the deceased members of the Coleman Family, Minor Row.
Ballydaly   9.00 a.m.                         Lily & Dan Guerin, The Shop, Ballydaly           Cullen      10.15 a.m.                                       Maura & the deceased members of the Cronin Family, Knockduff.
Millstreet 11.30 a.m.                         Denis Sheehan, Kanturk

ANNIVERSARIES:                            Tommy O’Connor, Minor Row; Sheila Kelleher, The Laurels;  Peg Dunne, Murphy’s Terrace; Julia Cronin, Murphy’s Terrace; Daithi Dowling, Murphy’s Terrace; Hannah Mary Riordan, Main Street; Cormac Dineen, Mill Road; Brenda Kirke, West End; Paddy Kelleher, Station Road; Hannah Tarrant, Liscreagh;  Mary Murphy, Inchileagh;  Pat & Breda Broderick, Clara Road; Willie Cronin, Knocknakilla; Dan & Ellen Harrington, Knocknakilla; Pat Burke, Knocknakilla; Mick “Hugh” O’Connor, Mologhroe; The Deceased members of the O’Leary Family, Mologhroe;  Dan & Mary Buckley, Scartaglin; Gene Sheehan, Dublin; Peter O’Riordan, Donoughmore; Vera & Noel Moylan, Shannon.  [read more …] “Parish Newsletter – 17th November, 2019”

Millstreet Christmas Lights

This weekend the Millstreet Christmas Lights will have a church gate collection outside Millstreet Church for 6:30pm mass on Saturday and 11:30am mass on Sunday, as well as 9:00am mass in Ballydaly Sunday morning.  All money collected goes towards the lighting fund and upkeep of decorations. All support is greatly appreciated. 👏🏼 [f]