Millstreet Library

Hello,

My name is Gillian and I am going to be the Library Branch Manager in Millstreet from July 2022.  I am delighted to be given this opportunity to work in the library in my hometown.   I have worked almost fifteen years in the library service where I was predominantly based in Macroom but I also did a lot of relief work in many other libraries across the county over the years.

I look forward to meeting and working with you all.

The Library is a wonderful service.

You can use some library services without becoming a member, you can read books/newspapers, consult reference material, print & photocopy documents in the library without being a member. However, you will need to join the library if you want to borrow books or other items, access online services & much more.

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CPR & Use of AED training in the Day Centre

Millstreet Day Centre was successful in it’s grant application to Cork County Council’s Community Activities Fund  2022 to purchase an AED Unit for the Centre. The unit is now fully operational & accessible to the public 24/7. It is attached to the exterior wall of the Day Centre, on the left hand side of the building as you drive in to the grounds. The Eircode for the unit is P51 RY10.

 We plan to organise CPR & Use of AED training in the Day Centre over the coming months that will be available to anyone in the community that would be like to take part. More details to follow once arranged.

Millstreet Meals on Wheels service

The Millstreet Meals on Wheels service is available for the elderly & isolated in the Millstreet catchment area. All food is prepared in Millstreet Day Centre & we operate the service 5 days a week. You can order a hot dinner for as many days as you like, delivered to your door from Mon-Fri for just €6 a day for the main meal & €2 for dessert.

 A variety of meals are served throughout the week and the staff will endeavour to facilitate individual tastes when preparing meals. Coeliac dinners & desserts available also. Please see our menu for next week below.

 If you or anyone you know would like to avail of the Meals on Wheels Service over the coming weeks please contact the kitchen on (029) 30998 or the office on (029) 70926 (please leave a message if no answer) or email <email>

 

Walking across Ireland

Meet 72 year old Joyce Dunne Rogers from Roseburg, Oregon whom is walking across Ireland at the moment.  She passed through Millstreet on the 22nd June where Margaret Crean came across her in Town.  After spending the night at Margaret’s home in Dromsicane,  she continued her journey the next morning.

Follow her daily update on her Facebook Page

Or

Her journey into Millstreet  The Ireland Way. Day 7

Eily’s Report – 28th June

 

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

Some like the rain, some don’t, but we all need it at least the land and the world around us do. It’s when nice warm sunny days turn wet, windy and cold days come that it becomes hard to bear. Warm clothes which were consigned to the shelf for the summer are pulled out again leaving us with over stocked wardrobes, crooks at the back of the bedroom door, or any other place where they can be easily accessed in a moment of chill, or wild shower. It’s a time when winter and summer clothes have to learn to live together. Not something that we like, but have to accept. People coming home from sunny climes, tell us of long hours day in and day out of brilliant sunshine. Little more than flimsy gear to cover their sun-starved bodies as they cash in on their good value break. But we live in hope of an improved July with lots of sun.

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Millstreet Day Centre is looking for ARTISTS/PAINTERS

Millstreet Day Centre is looking for ARTISTS/PAINTERS to come volunteer at the Day Centre. We have great interest from our clients & residents to try their hand at painting & we are looking for someone to lead the cause! Many people think that art practices like painting and drawing are just hobbies but research shows that art therapy can be a valuable approach for improving an older person’s physical and mental health. Starting a hobby such as painting has many benefits such as improved cognitive function & mood, enhanced motor skills, increased social interaction & improved memory.

If you have an hour to spare Mon to Thurs at 11.00am or 2.00pm – any type of art or painting would be hugely welcomed!! If you have the time or know someone that does please get in touch with the Centre on (029) 70926 or <email>

The Millstreet Meals on Wheels service

The Millstreet Meals on Wheels service is available for the elderly & isolated in the Millstreet catchment area. All food is prepared in Millstreet Day Centre & we operate the service 5 days a week. You can order a hot dinner for as many days as you like, delivered to your door from Mon-Fri for just €6 a day for the main meal & €2 for dessert.

 A variety of meals are served throughout the week and the staff will endeavour to facilitate individual tastes when preparing meals. Coeliac dinners & desserts available also. Please see our menu for next week below.

 If you or anyone you know would like to avail of the Meals on Wheels Service over the coming weeks please contact the kitchen on (029) 30998 or the office on (029) 70926 (please leave a message if no answer) or email <email>

Eily’s Report – 21st June

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

Monday June 20, and beautiful sun drenched day to herald in the longest day of the year. The turf is drying  rapidly in the bog, making up for a late start and there is a vast increase in the number of patrons seeking peat fuel this year. Turf  has been the saving grace of our people for centuries. Apart from giving employment it gave light and heat to the poorest of the poor. When oil was scarce during the 39/45 war we did our lessons by the light of the fire. From beginning to end turf gave exercise and hope to both man and beast who were involved in rescuing it from it’s bed of slush on mountains and flatlands. Turf was created when it built itself up over the centuries. The vegetation which grew on the boggy surface rotted down over the years and ever so slowly grew into tall banks ready for the day when man and shleán came to avail of it. The jelly-like surface held together only by a thin film of greenery. So bogs by nature are pretty inaccessible and in the old days the best help which was available to cope with it’s soft terrain was the humble ass. Men cut the turf and spread out on the ground to dry but getting it to hard ground by the roadside was in many cases done  by a donkey.   Creels or baskets strewn across the animal’s back were commonly used in the West of Ireland. A scene which featured in many a picture postcard, but not so around here, so homemade inventions were put together for the task. Day after day the nimble beast made the rounds from bank to roadside ferrying the precious turf on some sheet of tin or timber dray until the last ciraan was out.  To be collected later by a powerful horse and crib and brought  home. At home many turf sheds were placed a distance from the dwelling house, in a sort of effort to spare it. The word spare was applied to most things that time. Spare the turf,  a cranky man could be heard saying to the wife, Spare that turf, you were a long way from the bank when I was cutting it. But he still had to get his dinner. Once home the turf had to be brought into the house for the fire. So a jute or meal bag was the normal receptacle. Young lads were usually the ones for this task, at least it was in  our house.  As he headed off bag in hand he would go with the warning to bring the dry ones and as he filled his sack with sods  he had to do his best to obey orders, and you dare not give a back answer or a well placed clip in the ear could follow. Needless to say sods of turf got broken in transit, small pieces were known as Ciaraans, while more turned to dust and  was called turf bruss. Ciaraans were very welcome when the fire was bad. They were very like lumps of coal and they ignited very fast and always gave new life to a sulking hearth. On the other hand turf bruss or turf dust as some people called it was rarely used for anything. It’s hard for us now to imagine that the fuel which served us so well for centuries has now become a forbidden thing. It almost feels like the  betrayal of an old friend.

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Sincere Thank You to everyone who contributed to the Courtmacsherry Lifeboat

The Burke & McCarthy families would like to sincerely thank everyone who contributed to the Church Gate Collection in Millstreet for the Courtmacsherry Lifeboat. €1,757.60 was the total raised. Thanks to all who helped out with the collection as without their help it couldn’t take place

The AGM of Millstreet & District Housing Association CLG postponed

Unfortunately the AGM of Millstreet & District Housing Association CLG that was due to be held tomorrow night, Monday 20th June, has been postponed. A new date will be arranged shortly. that was due to be held tomorrow night, Monday 20th June, has been postponed. A new date will be arranged shortly.

Babysitting service available

 

My name is Esfir Connolly and I am a fifth year student (going into sixth year in September) in MCS and I have been looking for a job since TY!!

I’ve decided that this summer I will try and get a babysitting job!

I have been involved in many projects with the school and I am good with kids and am available everyday except Thursday evenings (after 6) and Sunday mornings(from 9am-12pm)!

I hope that this finds someone in need of a babysitter!

My phone number is (085) 267 5329