Millstreet Playground Update

Millstreet Town Park Committee would like to respond to the comments, regarding the refurbishment of the playground :

Firstly, in relation to having exercise equipment close to the playground – we currently have 6 exercise machines within 30 metres of the playground. As these machines are for use for 14-year old and older, we feel that they would be used by children if they were any closer.

Regarding grants from Cork County Council, Millstreet Town Park are very grateful to Cork County Council for the current grant of €14,000, and for previous grants of €3,000 for the installation of the bollards, and €15,000 towards the fitness equipment. Please note that we are currently working with Cork County Council for a Clár grant to the value of €50,000.

Finally, regarding the request for a zip wire, this has been discussed at our meetings, and we hope to put one in place by 2021. There is a lot more we would like to do, but unfortunately, we cannot afford it at the moment.

Finally, we appeal to people to please continue supporting the local lotto, as this is our main source of income, and the future of our Town Park depends on it being supported.  [read more …] “Millstreet Playground Update”

Focus Group for Millstreet Members

Mallow Credit Union: Millstreet is hosting a series of Focus Groups to better understand our members.

Where: Mallow Credit Union: Millstreet Branch
When: Friday 26th July (11am-12:30pm)

If you’re a Credit Union member and you’d like to learn more or participate please contact Ciara via email: <email> or call 022 21121. Members will receive a small gratuity for their time & refreshments will be served.

Presentation following recent Table Quiz for Pieta House at McCarthys Bar Millstreet on Friday Night July 19th at 9.30pm

Presentation being made to Pieta House following the recent Charity Quiz at McCarthy’s Bar Millstreet on this coming Friday Night July 19th at 9.30pm. Everyone Welcome.

Millstreet Vintage Club Presentation to Cullen Pipe Band next Friday Night July19th

A Presentation following the Recent Tractor Run organised by Millstreet Vintage Club will be made to Cullen Pipe Band on next Friday Night July 19th at 8.30 PM in the Cullen GAA Grounds. Everybody Welcome.


Museum Pictorial Archives Aubane 2000

Delving into Millstreet Museum Archives for the year 2000 we focus on Aubane where we recall special presentations to Boxer Supreme Seán Barrett having won a national title among many other achievements.   We also look back on the annual Christmas Party in Aubane in 2000.  We thank Myra who over a period of three years digitalised so many of our prints so that we could share online.  Click on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.) [read more …] “Museum Pictorial Archives Aubane 2000”

Remembering Brendan Grace on “Radio Treasures” Tonight 9:30 to 11:00

On “Radio Treasures” tonight we feature the songs and comedy of the wonderful late Brendan Grace.Our 10pm chat tonight introduces Poet Ashley O’Neal and we also hear a song from Barry O’Halloran sung at a wedding.   And we visit our audio archives for some very special gems.   All this and much more tonight on Cork Music Station during which we listen to a wonderful selection of the hugely popular songs of Jim Reeves.   Also in tonight’s “Radio Treasures” we include musings, music and songs galore. Listen to the magnificent music of many renowned Singers and Instrumentalists 

Poet Ashley O’Neal

Feel most welcome to make contact by logging into our “Seán Radley” Facebook chat page or by texting.  One may also email us on <> – Happy Listening!  Click on the image to enlarge.  Click here to tune into tonight’s Show.  (S.R.)

Barry O’Halloran at Wedding
Liam O’Connor & Family at EMG 2019 in Green Glens
Liam Flynn’s magnificent Churchyard Floral Display

[read more …] “Remembering Brendan Grace on “Radio Treasures” Tonight 9:30 to 11:00″

Job Vacancies at Clover Hill Food Ingredients

Mount Leader, Industrial Estate, Millstreet, Co Cork. P51 E8PY

Clover Hill Food Ingredients Ltd. are looking for hardworking and experienced personnel to join their dynamic and hardworking team based out of their warehouse in Millstreet. A privately owned, family business Clover Hill Food Ingredients Ltd. operate out of two warehouses and maintain a fleet of six trucks which distribute products all over 32 counties of Ireland.

Due to recent Company expansion Clover Hill Food Ingredients Ltd. are currently hiring for the following four positions:

DELIVERY DRIVER- Full Time Position Available

Responsibilities include the following:

  • Majority of the deliveries are multi drop deliveries Ambient & Chill pallet deliveries.
  • You will be responsible for delivering and collecting goods efficiently, on time and ensuring our customer service high standards are maintained.
  • Carry out all reasonable jobs and requests as assigned by manager/supervisor.
  • Have good time management skills and attention to detail.
  • Maintain vehicle assigned to you with regard to daily driver checks.
  • Fully comply with Irish driving regulations and traffic laws.

Essential Criteria

  • Drivers must be over 25 years of age (due to insurance conditions) .
  • Full C1 Licence .
  • Digital Tachograph card &CPC modules up to date.
  • Manual handling training (desirable but not essential).
  • Power Pallet Truck Certification (desirable but not essential).

WAREHOUSE OPERATIVE – 2 x Full Time Positions Available

Responsibilities include the following:

  • Move, pick and load all food types and non-food products for customer orders.
  • Ensure stock is received, stored, packed and transported according to the highest standards.
  • Work in both ambient and temperature-controlled environments .
  • Keep the warehouse clear and ensure any potential hazards are dealt with quickly and efficiently.
  • Maintain the flow of goods in and out of our warehouse .
  • Always maintain strict food safety and health and safety standards.
  • Stock control of individual racks.
  • Ability to follow SOPS.
  • Warehouse cleaning to adhere to BRC quality standard.

Essential Criteria

  • Forklift / Counterbalance Licence (desirable but not essential).
  • Power Pallet Truck Certification (desirable but not essential).
  • Manual handling cert (desirable but not essential).

CUSTOMER SERVICES AGENT – Job Share Position Available

Responsibilities include the following:

  • Daily Order processing & reporting, accurate data entry for incoming orders, liaise with customers to secure orders, process the orders and ensure all documentation is correctly processed by the system
  • Answer & make a high volume of calls while meeting order deadlines.

Essential Criteria

  • Experience in Office Administration.
  • Proficiency in MS Office & SAGE.
  • Liaise with other departments/managers to ensure the service matches the requirements of the business in terms of service cost and quality standards.
  • Work independently and as part of a team.
  • Perform all duties in an efficient, professional and courteous manner always.

Please email your C.V to <> or post it to HR, Clover Hill Food Ingredients, Mount Leader Industrial Estate, Millstreet, Co. Cork P51 E8PY.

Delivering Excellence to the table

Eily’s Report – 16th July

Dia is Mhuire díobh go léir a chairde, and welcome to my report.
Following the parade the presenting of prizes to former winners was held at the podium outside the Wallis Arms Hotel, and then the real fun began when the visitors joined in with the locals, for food, drinks and music which set the precedent for the following five days. And ended with a gala banquet at the Green Glens on Saturday night. During the week they climbed our mountains, visited our beauty spots and shopped in the town. Many promising to come back .The International  Mounted Games Championships, lived up to all that was expected of them from July 8th to 14th here in Millstreet. The opening parade through the town on Tuesday evening was a truly wonderful sight. Riders  as young as twelve years of age and adults from 17 European countries on spirited ponies prancing through our streets each displaying the flags of the homelands and wearing many coloured outfits . They were led by our much admired pipe band. Public Safety was all important and the streets were lined on both sides with interlinked fencing. The crowds came in their hundreds and enjoyed the spectacle in brilliant sunshine. Our friendly Garda members on hand to see that all went well.

[read more …] “Eily’s Report – 16th July”

Millstreet Vintage Club Charity Truck Run for the ICRR Air Ambulance Service on Sunday July 28th

Notice to all Truckers and Trucking Companies out there in regards to the Millstreet Vintage Clubs Charity Truck Run which is being held on Sunday July 28th, the Event is in aid of the newly formed Irish Community Rapid Response Aer Ambulance Service,the Run will kick off from the K and L Depot in Millstreet at 12 Noon,it will then travel on to Rathmore,Knocknagree,Ballydesmond,on to Newmarket,Kanturk,on to the Mallow Killarney Rd over to the Sandpit House,on to Rathcoole going past the Air Ambulance Base and back to the Finish in Millstreet for a BBQ /Entertainment at K and L,
Denis O’Sullivan Coach Travel will have a Bus taking part in the Run and People are welcome to come onboard the Bus and be part of the Run if they wish on the day.

For more details call Daniel Lucey on 086 8680807.

You can donate to the ICRR Air Ambulance with the following BIC and IBAN details IBAN:IE24MATN99221206094207 BIC:MATNIE21XXX

Hand Made Furniture

My name is Noel Murphy, and I would love to share with you some of my wonderful creations in wood. I’m a member of the Cork and the Kerry Woodturning Guild… I love to “rescue” and repurpose wood, and to create beautiful works of art with wood that has been overlooked by others as rubbish or just left to die where it falls. Have a look at what is currently available in my shop and contact me when you find something you like. Don’t delay, it may sell very quickly, and each piece is one-of-a-kind!
See more on or on facebook

[read more …] “Hand Made Furniture”

Alan O’Connor Trophy

The winner of the Alan O’Connor Trophy on Friday 12th July was Michael Breen, 2nd was Shane Browne and in third place was Shane Cremin. First in the juvenile category was Danny O’Riordan with Cian O’Connor in 2nd place.

Pictured below are Mary O’Connor presenting the Alan O’Connor Trophy to Michael Breen, and the group of prizewinners who played for the trophy on Friday evening.

3 ball scramble (with a twist!!) will take place as usual at 6pm on Tuesday 16th July.

[read more …] “Alan O’Connor Trophy”

Lance Corporal Paul Denehey

On June 6th 1965 an Australian Soldier was gored by a wild elephant while on patrol along the Sabah Border in Borneo, suffering for days and eventually dying alone in the jungle. His name was Paul Harold Denehey, a descendant of Philip Dennehy and Mary Collins, who had left Millstreet in the 1800’s for Australia shortly after they married, settling in Snug, Tasmania.

After his death, he was buried in Singapore, but now his family are battling to have him repatriated to Australia. Support them and see some of the fruits of their work can be seen on their page to him: Bring Paul Home-as offered in 1975 Buried in Singapore since 1965. Below is the newspaper report from the Melbourne Herald at the time of his death:

[read more …] “Lance Corporal Paul Denehey”

Con’s Superb Musical Presentation at Gramophone Circle

Con Kelleher of Cloghoulabeg, Millstreet (pictured on extreme left) presented a truly magnificent programme of music, song and poetry at Friday night’s Millstreet Gramophone Circle in Millstreet Day Care Centre. A special word of thanks also to Helen, Mary and Teresa for very kindly donating attractive prizes for our Draw. Next presentation is in September with details being announced later. Here we view just some of the large attendance at the very enjoyable occasion. Click on the image to enlarge. (S.R.)

“Where the Road Takes Me” This Sunday Evening at 7pm on C103

Many thanks to Presenter, John Greene for advance information regarding this evening’s programme on C103 (14th July 2019 – Bastille Day – so very special greetings to all our French Friends)  – S.R.

Many are the links between Ireland and France such as the above French Restaurant near Dublin’s Grafton Street. We here in Millstreet treasure our Twinning Links with our wonderful Friends in Pommerit le Vicomte. Very best wishes and greetings to France and especially to Brittany on this Bastille Day 14th July 2019. (S.R.)

In the early 1950’s residents of the Gaoire near Macroom were offered approximately forty pounds per acre under compulsory purchase of their land.

Compulsory purchase, when enforced, usually allows a public infrastructure to go ahead for the common good.  In this instance, construction of the Lee Valley Hydro Electric Scheme was deemed to be for the common good.  Electricity at the time was making its way slowly but surely into rural Ireland.

In the second programme on ‘Where the road takes me’, John Greene returns to what was once the village of Annahalla, before being flooded in 1954.

Now a statutory nature reserve and a walker’s paradise, the area was once home to many families, including a future Bishop of Cork and a college president.

[read more …] ““Where the Road Takes Me” This Sunday Evening at 7pm on C103″

Mark at #6 for Quarter Final against Kilkenny

Good luck to Mark Ellis who is at centre back for the Cork Hurlers against Kilkenny in the All-Ireland Quarter Final in Croke Park this afternoon. Throw in at 2pm on Sunday July 14th, live on RTÉ2 TV.

[read more …] “Mark at #6 for Quarter Final against Kilkenny”

Parish Newsletter – 14th July 2019

Fifteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time – 14th July, 2019
Canon John Fitzgerald P.P.
Tel Nos. Millstreet 029-70043/Mobile 087-7752948
Email: <email>
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, and for those for whom masses will be offered during the week:

Millstreet Vigil 6.30 p.m. Frank Reen, Main Street
Ballydaly 9.00 a.m. Margaret & the deceased members of The Buckley family, Toorboni
Cullen 10.15 a.m. Bridget Hickey, Mologhroe & Val & Katie O’Leary
Millstreet 11.30 a.m. Arthur & Kitty Moynihan, Flintfield

ANNIVERSARIES: Billy O’Shea, Minor Row; Jack Healy, Minor Row; Theresa Murphy, Minor Row; Mary & Fintan Kiely, Liscahane; Dick Kiely, Liscahane; Joe O’Mahony, Liscahane; Nora Kelleher, Kilmeedy Upper; Tade Corkery, Clara; Breeda Hickey, Claraghatlea; Nora Horgan, Ballydaly; John & Bridget O’Leary, Gortavehy; Jamie Walsh, Meenagloherane; Nora Twomey, Kilcorney; Margaret Casey, San Francisco; William O’Riordan, Laught.

[read more …] “Parish Newsletter – 14th July 2019”

Volunteers needed for the Party in the Park

Millstreet Events are seeking volunteers to help out during the

“Party in the Park” event

on Saturday, 27th July.

We would appreciate assistance for approx 2-3 hours between the hours of 11am and 8pm.

Duties to include stewarding, crowd information and assisting committee members. Your voluntary efforts are crucial in the smooth running of this event.

Next event meeting will take place in McCarthy’s pub at 7pm on Monday, 15th July.

We invite interested volunteers to attend this meeting.

More information contact Tracy 0871532885 or check out our Facebook page @MillstreetEvents [read more …] “Volunteers needed for the Party in the Park”

Celebrating Twenty Wonderful Years of Pomeroy’s Clara Inn

On Saturday, 6th July 2019 a truly wonderful occasion celebrating twenty years in business of Pomeroy’s Clara Inn took place in the company of Family, Friends, Staff and Customers at Church Street, Millstreet.  Superb music, a splendid birthday cake,  an excellent address by Ursula Pomeroy, magnificent refreshments, great company and chat – all very much part of an historic night where everyone was accorded a royal welcome.  Here we share some 42 images of a most enjoyable occasion when lots of happy memories were evoked.   Sincere congratulations to Ursula and Family and continuing success in the years ahead.  Click on the pictures to enlarge.  (S.R.) [read more …] “Celebrating Twenty Wonderful Years of Pomeroy’s Clara Inn”