Be Active with Arthritis: 6 week pool exercise course with a Chartered Physiotherapist in Macroom, Co.. Cork

ispc-aqua-macroom-02-16-800Be Active with Arthritis is an Adapted Exercise Programme for people with arthritis and related conditions.  This programme was developed by Arthritis Ireland and the Irish Society of Chartered Physiotherapists. This is a one hour class over 6 weeks directed by a chartered physiotherapist.  This course takes place in Castle Hotel Leisure Pool, Castle Hotel, Main Street, Macroom, Co. Cork.

Dates: 13th, 20th & 27th October & 10th, 17th & 24th November 2016.  There will be no class Thursday 3rd November 2016

Places are limited to absolute maximum of 12 people per class. Pre-booking absolutely essential. Payment must be made in advance of the 1st classBooking by click HERE.

Water Exercise Programme: The adapted water exercise programme will provide a comfortable and effective way to exercise with arthritis because the joints and muscles are supported in water. [read more …] “Be Active with Arthritis: 6 week pool exercise course with a Chartered Physiotherapist in Macroom, Co.. Cork”

Sullivans of Kilmeedy West

My wife’s grandfather, James Sullivan taught for many years in Keimaneigh School, Ballingeary. In 1884, he married Catherine Cronin from Gougane Barra. He died aged 46 in 1896 leaving a large family and he is buried in St. Gobnait’s cemetery in Ballyvourney. His wife died in 1916 and is also buried there.

His father was Owen Sullivan and was present at the marriage.

He had a brother, Owen, who married Catherine Horgan and lived in Kilmeedy West. He had several children and one of them, Jeremiah used to correspond with his cousins in Keimaneigh in the 30’s and 40’s. We understand that the farm in Kilmeedy is no longer in the family.

We are trying to establish the Ballyvourney connection as some of the Sullivan families there agree that there is a family relationship, but are unable to make an exact identification i.e. in which townland in Ballyvourney was the original family located and to which Sullivan family was he related.

Any help would be much appreciated.

Best wishes, John Derby <email>

[read more …] “Sullivans of Kilmeedy West”

National Schools Christmas Picture and Decorating Idea Competition

We had a huge amount of entries for the Christmas Scene and Decorating Idea Competition for children in local National Schools. It was so difficult to pick winners that we had to add some extra prizes. All prize winning entries will be displayed at the Millstreet Christmas Market in the GAA Hall on 6th & 7th December from 12-5pm. The following are the prize winners in each category:

Decorating Ideas – Under 13
1st Rachel Tarrant – Dromagh N.S – Age 12
2nd Eimear O Leary – Pres. N.S. – Age 11
3rd Dylan Kelleher – Cloghoula N.S. – Age 9
4th Edward Ring – Cloghoula N.S. – Age 9
5th Tommy Walsh – Dromagh N.S. – Age 11
Christmas Scene – Under 13
1st Morola – Millstreet Boys N.S. – Age 10
2nd Pola Nowak – Pres. N.S. – Age 10
3rd Niamh Dineen – Dromagh N.S. – Age 11
4th Holly Sheehan – Pres. – Age 9
5th Luke O Donoghue – Boys N.S. – Age 12
6th Lola O Flynn – Dernagree N.S. – Age 9
Christmas Scene – Under 8
1st Steven Lyons – Millstreet Boys N.S. – Age 8
2nd Madison Gallahue Murphy – Derinagree N.S. – Age 8
3rd Michael Brak – Millstreet Boys N.S. – Age 8
4th Niamh O Keeffe – Dernagree N.S. – Age 7
5th Embie – Millstreet Girls N.S. – Senior Infants

Last Chance To See “The Sound of Music” @ Briery Gap, Macroom!

This sell out show only has 3 performances left!

Don’t miss the popular “The Sound of Music” @ Briery Gap

Saturday @ 8.00pm
Sunday @ 8.00pm & 3.00pm 

Tickets €16.00 OR children matinee special €12.00

“Fred & Alice” + “Sound of Music” at the Briery Gap Theatre

Following on from its critically acclaimed sell out tour in 2013, we are excited to welcome
Fred & Alice” to the Briery Gap Theatre, Macroom.

Written & directed by John Sheehy and performed by the wonderfully talented Ciaran Bermingham & Cora Fenton. [read the review in the Examiner]

April 13th @8.30pm. Tickets €12.00/Concessions €10.00


The Sound of Music” is taking place in Briery Gap Theatre, Macroom.  We are delighted  to host this timeless tale as our spring musical production 2014!

Join us for what promises to be a fun filled show with Maria and Von Trapp family, singing all the classics from a much loved story.

Performances take place on the following dates: Evening shows at 8.00pm, 25th, 26th & 27th April and 2nd, 3rd & 4th May. Matinee show at 3.00pm, 4th May.

All tickets are priced €16.00 & special child rate for the matinee show, €12.00.

Loft Fitness Studio, Millstreet

Do you have fitness or weight loss goals for 2014?  New classes starting in the loft, Millstreet on 27th January 2014.

Choose from Pilates, Spin, Spin & Tone, Pump & Tone, Spin & Pump, Abs & Core, 20/20/20, circuits or weight loss classes.  Prices start at €6.66 per class.

There is something in the Loft for every fitness level whether you’re just starting out or want to improve your performance in your favourite sport.

Contact Pat on 087 685 6930 or Nicola on 087 901 9001 to book a class to suit you.

Full timetables are on the Loft website:

New Part-Time Further Education Opportunities for Adults in 2014 Millstreet Adult Learning Centre

Venue: Cork ETB Adult Learning Centre, Bridge St, Millstreet, Co Cork


Leading to

Course Content

Start Date

Local History


Level 4 Accreditation

Local History

This module in local history is an introduction to history, with a particular emphasis on local history, which will teachstudents the methods of carrying out historical research at a local level.

Monday 27th 2014


I afternoon per week for 16weeks

Career Planning

& IT Skills for Job Seekers

FETAC Level 4



Career Planning & Information Technology Skills


This course will assist the learner to identify his or her skills, attitudes, experiences and interests and match these to appropriate career opportunities, set personal career objectives and compile a personal career seeking toolkit.

The IT component will ensure that participants’ skills are up to date so that they are job ready.



27th Jan 2014



1 mornings

per week

for 16 weeks


Family Learning Programme

Family Learning Certificate

Supporting your child in primary school by developing literacy, numeracy and computer literacy skills with your children. The importance of play, healthy eating and understanding the primary school curriculum will all be explored.


17th Jan. 2014


10 – 12.30

1 morning per week

for 8 weeks

English as a Second Language

FETAC Level 3




The aim of this course is to enable participants to develop their English language skills and to communicate easily in everyday situations. Language levels are assessed at registration.



16th Jan. 2014


10 – 12.30

1 morning per week for 16 weeks

For further information on the above courses contact Áine 086-7707301 or email <email>

Table Quiz for Millstreet student helpers going to Lourdes Easter 2014

You are invited to take part in a table quiz on Friday 31st January 2014 starting at 8.30pm in the Wallis Arms, Millstreet.  Cost of entry €40/team of four.  Money raised will help cover the costs of the six 5th year students from Millstreet Community School who will be travelling to Lourdes as helpers with the IHCPT – Irish Pilgrimage Trust for a week during the Easter holidays 2014.  (Cost/person for travel and accommodation is €650).  There will be a raffle on the night too.

Leanne Kelleher, Leanne Murphy, Siobhan Sheehan, Edel Breen, Colum Fraser and Oisín Murphy will join thousands from Ireland and the UK for the week.  Those going to Lourdes with IHCPT at Easter travel in groups comprising twenty two people –  eleven helpers and eleven young people who face physical, intellectual and emotional challenges.

Your support is appreciated for this event. For more details contact John Magee at Millstreet Community School (029 70087)

Millstreet Community School Christmas Language Fest

2013-12-18 Millstreet Community School Language FestThe Christmas Language Festival will take place on Thursday 19th December in the Community School library beginning at 2.40pm.  Admission is free.  It’s a chance to celebrate in a seasonal way the many languages spoken by students in the school.  All welcome. [read more …] “Millstreet Community School Christmas Language Fest”

Irish Pilgrimage Trust Cake Sale Sat. 21st Dec.

2013-12-16 Millstreet Community School - Lourdes Gp 2014There will be a cake sale on Saturday 21st December in Millstreet GAA Hall after 6.30pm Mass to raise money for the six 5th year students from Millstreet Community School who will be going to Lourdes at Easter 2014 with IHCPT – The Irish Pilgrimage Trust as helpers. The students are Leanne Kelleher, Leanne Murphy, Siobhan Sheehan, Edel Breen, Colum Fraser and Oisín Murphy.  The fare for their travel and accommodation will be about €650/person.   Your support for this event would be appreciated.
Thank you, John Magee <email>

Singing for Fun Workshops

  Singing for Fun Workshops

Singing creates a sense of wellbeing, brings communities together and gives us the opportunity to create sounds of power and beauty. If you always wanted to sing but never had the courage to do so then this is your chance. You don’t have to be able to read music, you won’t be asked to sing on your own or take an audition. This is for fun!!!!!  And no fees!!

For more details if needed contact Aine on 086 7707301 or come along on the day.

Date:        Monday 25th November 2013, 10am  to   12pm
Place:    Adult Learning Centre, Bridge Street, Millstreet

All welcome