Superb Line-up for the Upcoming “Party with Marty”

The Party with Marty is taking place on Friday, December 1st 2023 and is  a celebration of 50 years of Millstreet Community School.  Marty Morrissey hosts an evening of conversation, music and song.  Not your ordinary school show!

Full line-up (subject to change):

·       MCS Past, Present & Future: Principal, Mr. Pól Ó Síodhcháin, Deputy Principal, Mrs. Frances Moynihan are joined by Past-Principal, Mr. Pat Piggott and Past-Deputy Principal, Mr. Colman Culhane to chat with Marty about the past, present and future of the school.

·       Linda Desmond, elite boxer & Past Pupil.  Linda won the elite light welterweight championship in Dublin last week.

·       Traditional Music from The Linehan Family Musicians

·       Stories from 1973: Members of the very first Class of 1973: Pádraig O’Driscoll, Frank Kirk, Mary Randles, Sandra Dineen & Christy Dennehy

·       Music from Annmarie O’Riordan (past pupil)

·       Living Scenes: Eily Buckley, Eleanor O’Riordan (past pupil) & Seán Radley

·       Millstreet Comhaltas: Trad session, Ballads & Set-Dancing (Current & Past Pupils and others)


·       Moments with Marty: Current First Year Students Ask the Questions!

·       Marty in conversation with Jennifer Kelly and Sarah-Louise Bourke (Past Pupils)

·       Music from Oleksii Shemshur, Concert Pianist from Ukraine & Current Student. 

·       MCS, Community & Business: Derry Sheehan (Millstreet Tidy Towns & Current Parent), Donagh O’Sullivan (formerly of Galliard Homes, London & Past Pupil) & Elizabeth O’Sullivan ( Past Parent)

·       Dance from AJTF Dance Troupe

·       Sport & Scholars: Shane Hickey (U20 All-Ireland Football Winner), Maeve Flynn (current student & Irish Pentathlete), Ally Moynihan (current student & Champion Gymnast), Tomás Cronin, Sheelagh-Jessica Gilbourne, Amy Hickey and Alex Ducey (all Leaving Cert Class of 2023 and current UCC Quercus Scholars).

·       Niamh Kavanagh, Eurovision winner for Ireland in Millstreet, 1993 (Noel C. Duggan hopes to join us to have a chat with Marty & Niamh about Eurovision 1993) Niamh performs a Eurovision-themed set with plenty to get the crowd going!  And yes, she will sing ‘In Your Eyes’ in Millstreet again!  Niamh will be joined for half of her set by a choir of 50 current students and staff.

This is not a fundraiser!  Ticket price covers stage hire and production costs only (even at that, we will not break even!).  This is a night for the community to enjoy. 

Spot prizes, generously donated by local businesses, will be given out by Marty on the night.

Complimentary tea/coffee will be served.  There will be a tuck shop with water, minerals etc.

Parking is in the Bus Park at the back of the school or in Green Glens Arena (thanks to Thomas Duggan for use of this).  Please note that the car park at the front of the school is reserved for staff and invited guests only.

Tickets are available in Cronin’s Centra, Coleman’s Centra, O’Keeffe’s Supervalu, Reen’s Pharmacy, Millstreet Post Office, O’Leary’s Butchers or from the School Office (029) 70087 or online at Eventbrite (€5 off full price online sales until Sunday!): 

Come along and enjoy an alternative once-off night out!  Why wouldn’t you!  This is not to be missed!

For providing us with such a wonderfully comprehensive preview of the upcoming truly historic occasion we thank Chris Horan
PR & Website Coordinator
Millstreet Community School
Pobalscoil Sráid a’Mhuilinn

First Day at MCS in the 1970s.

Lots of memories evoked here as we share a very special image from Millstreet Museum Archives recalling the television transmission of the famous “Bibi” Show in the 1980s from the Gym of Millstreet Community School. The superb augmented Choir so impressed the nation with their magnificent harmonic singing. Click on the image to enlarge. (S.R.)

1 thought on “Superb Line-up for the Upcoming “Party with Marty””

  1. The school photo featured here was actually taken on the day the school was officially opened by then Minister for Education Dick Burke TD, as we innocent first years returned from the Church service for the formal affair back at base. 6th of May 1976. He arrived and departed by Helicopter from the town park which was also a big attraction on the day.
    The other photograph as has been correctly pointed out is that of the Church Choir that featured with their rendition of “Joshua fought the battle of Jericho” on the first of two Bibi shows recorded in February of 1990. The first show featured Millstreet people exclusively while the second which aired a week later was a tribute, if memory serves me correctly, to broadcaster Donncha Ó Dualaing and friends. We feature in both photographs. Both have brought back great memories.

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