Cork’s Hamper Packers Christmas Appeal 2022 Last Call

That time of year again, lets share the spirit of Christmas.

Cork’s Hamper Packers Christmas Appeal 2022

Individual Food Hamper parcels are made up for the homeless at Christmas.

If you’d like to donate items for these parcels, the following would be a great help:

Essential foods :

Small jars of Coffee /Tea Small jars of jam/marmalade
Cereal bars/chocolate/sweets Small packs of rice/Cup-a-Soup/   Pot-noodles
Biscuits/crackers Easy to open Tins of: fruit, fish, meat, stews, chicken, etc.

Hygiene items suitable for Men:   toothbrushes, toothpaste, shampoo, combs, shower gels, face-cloths, baby-wipes.

Small items of clothing:  socks, hats, scarfs & gloves. Cigarettes

DROP-OFF POINTS until Monday 12th December

Educare Centre,  Boherbue – Alaine

O’ Regan’s Mill Millstreet – Hannah

Collection in Millstreet Car Park as follows

Friday 9th Dec 1.30 to 3.30 pm  (Carnegie hall side)

Saturday 10th Dec 11.00 to 12.00PM.

and

Derrinagree Church Car park on

Saturday 10th Dec  at 13h00

This year items will be packed locally into Christmas Hampers and taken to Cork on Thursday 15th  December to be delivered out to the homeless.

Any extras will be given out to the needy, such as Edel house and St Vincent’s at this time.

Thank you once again for supporting this yearly event.

Margaret Crean 087 2212864 (local person)

 

Baby Massage Classes

Baby Massage Classes – Tureencahill Community Centre
(P51 T663)
Learn how to massage your baby in a relaxed and supportive setting.
Benefits include: improved sleep, helps gas and colic relief, helps with digestion, improves weight gain, relaxing and fun.
Baby Massage helps you to understand baby’s cues & needs. Classes are also a great social outlet as you can meet and chat with other parents. You may feel more confident & relaxed as massaging your baby reduces stress hormones & increases happy hormones.
Taking bookings now for classes starting Jan 2023, suitable for newborns to pre-crawlers.
Contact: Denise Fenton 0877669859

Comhaltas

We would like to thank you  the old Comhaltas committee Clare o Leary , Maria Casey ,Caroline Lehane & Nicole Coleman all the best and thank you for all the hard work and dedication ye put in over the years it was very much appreciated. We like to wish the new committee which are Chairperson: Maria Smyth Vice chairperson Cathriona Lynch, Secretary Ashlean Tarrant and treasurers Joanne Barett and Aoife Golden as the best .
End of term session in Corkery’s on the 11th of December for past and present members.
Hope to see ye all there .

Kathleen Murphy – Acknowledge and First Anniversary

Kathleen Murphy – Acknowledge and First Anniversary

Coolikerane, Millstreet, Cork/Newcastle West, Co Limerick

 As we lovingly remember Sister Kathleen Murphy, who passed away on the 5th of December 2021, we the family and Sisters of St. Joseph wish to acknowledge the many expressions of sympathy and gestures of kindness shown to us over the past year. We offer thanks to all those who attended her funeral, sent mass cards, online condolences, and gave donations to Milford Hospice.

A special thanks to the amazing staff of Milford Hospice, to the staff of Tarrant’s funeral directors, Davy, Declan, Cora, and the gravediggers. We would also like to thank Canon Jack for the lovely mass, the singers, musicians, Julie Brady and Sharon Lane.

As it would be impossible to thank everyone individually, please accept this acknowledgement as an expression of our deepest gratitude. The Holy Sacrifice of the Mass will be offered for your intentions.

The anniversary mass will be held on Thursday 8th Dec at 7:30pm.

 

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>

 

Arts & Crafts Showcase

Millstreet Day Centre will be having a Arts & Crafts Showcase

in the Centre

on Sunday 4th December @ 12.15pm – 2.00pm.

Pop along for a festive coffee & mince pie & see what the clients of the Day Centre have been busy creating over the past few months.

There will be some items available to purchase on the day also!

Any proceeds made/donations will go directly to Millstreet Day Centre.

All welcome to attend!

Millstreet Juvenile GAA Club

To All Our Members & their families.
We would like to thank you all for your support in 2022.
Club AGM
They will be no Juvenile AGM this year, an end of year report was read out by our club secretary Maria Smyth at the Millstreet GAA club’s AGM on Sunday the 27th of November.
Congratulations & Thank You
We would like to say well done to all teams this year on what was a great year for the club, congratulations to the U14, U15 & U17 teams and mentors on Divisional Success this year, and to the U17s on winning a County Championship in addition to their divisional victory. We are looking forward to a social in 2023.
Thank you to all coaches from u6s to u17s for all their time put in, it was very much appreciated by the club.
Notable Events 
The Juvenile Club held their very first colour run this year and it was greatly supported by both kids and adults. We’d like to say thank you to everyone that turned up and helped on the day. Thank you to Millstreet Fire Service for all their help on the day
We held our annual table quiz. We had a great crowd on the night. Thanks to John Tarrant who made out the questions for the night and thanks to all parents who helped by correcting questions, in the shop, selling raffle tickets or helping clean up after. Thank you.
Cúl Camp 
We held our Cúl Camp in July and once again it was a great week and weather wasn’t too bad either. Thank you to Denis Hickey for always making sure that the dressing rooms and toilets were available & clean. Thanks to the coaches for giving up their time and making the week enjoyable for the kids. Thanks to Gary for sorting the ice cream truck, thanks to Ronan O’Leary for providing some great music for the week and thanks to the parents for helping on lunch time duty. Looking forward to Cúl Camp 2023 .
Perpetual Cups 
We held our perpetual cups in October and even though the weather wasn’t on our side the kids had a great morning. We would like to thank the O’Connor, Hickey and Kelleher families who always turn up and support the day and thanks to Millstreet Pipe Band also.
Thank you to all parents who made sandwiches/baking and to all who helped in kitchen . The club really appreciate it.
Club Gear
Club gear can be purchased online. Search for Millstreet Juvenile Club on the O’Neill’s website. Might make a nice Christmas present.
Local lotto 
Please support our local lotto for which we are very grateful. Tickets can be purchased in every local shop or from Paula & Connie Healy.
Rebel Óg 
We would like to wish all our members involved with rebel squads all the best in their journeys.
Thank you
I would like to thank my fellow officers and PAs for all their hard work in 2022.
Millstreet Adult club for all their support and guidance and we look forward to working with ye 2023.
Thank you to our main sponsor O’Keeffe’s Super Valu for their continuing sponsorship, the club is very grateful for their support.
Thank you to Seanie Radley and John Tarrant who always are there to capture some wonderful pictures. thank you to Millstreet Pipe Band who always come out to support any event we are having.
This year we would like to thank Geraldine Dennehy who was there to take some wonderful pictures at our u15s and 17s games.
Thank you to Cullen GAA for their partnership, collaboration & contribution to Duarigle Gaels. We look forward to many more years of partnership.
Finally on behalf of myself and my fellow officers I would to wish all members and their families a Happy Christmas and wonderful new year. See ye all in 2023
Thank you
Karen Stanley,
Chairperson of Millstreet Juvenile GAA Club

Walkability Study of Millstreet

The Millstreet Age Friendly group will be conducting a Walkability Study of Millstreet on Wednesday 30th Nov. Part of being ‘Age Friendly’ means promoting active ageing by making sure our towns are easy to get around and that it is easy to access the services and facilities they contain. During this walkability study we will be looking for things that support us to walk, or stop us from walking comfortably along the streets. We will be assessing

FOOTPATHS: availability, quality, ramped, width, obstacles in the way

CROSSINGS: convenience, safety

AESTETICS: signage, litter, bins, derelict buildings

PUBLIC SPACES: accessibility of services, availability of parking, green spaces, public toilets, benches, transport stops

SAFETY: car speeds, driver behaviour, cyclists, street lighting, general feeling of safety

This will be the first of 2/3 walkability studies as we will need to walk the same route at different times of the day. If anyone in the town has any feedback on any of the above areas that we will be assessing please get in touch by emailing <email> or phone 029 70926

Eily’s Report – 29th November

Dia is mhuire diobh go leir a cairde and welcome to my weekly Report.

The month of November is on the way out and again we ask ourselves where did it go?  How did it go so fast?  If I asked Tade and Mary Lane the same question, they would say the same thing I’m sure about the sixty happy years that they’ve been married. God spared them to provide a home and bring up a wonderful family and pass on to them the wonderful cultures such as songs and lore that was handed down to themselves. Starting off by buying a humble cottage on the mountain road leading to Gneeves Bog and turning it into a birds- nest-like dwelling where they grew their food and kept hens, ducks etc. In time there was room in the acre to build a beautiful home for one of their two sons, for him and his wife to take on the same contract in life as his parents. How things have changed for the better for the people who lived in what used to be very remote areas. Where modern windfarms have brought wonderful prosperity to those who have turbines built on the boggy planes. Motor cars and other modern methods in time turned Tade and Mary’s remote beginnings into a thing of beauty and a joy for them for as long as they need. What a lesson their story would be for young people starting off today. To achieve so much from humble beginnings by adding on  according as they could afford to. They brought new life back into a little deserted place. I have always admired their progress and now it gives us all great joy to see them celebrating sixty years of a great life together. Well done Tade and Mary. We wish you many more years of wedded bliss.

[read more …] “Eily’s Report – 29th November”

IRD are collecting information for a Walking App

IRD are currently in the process of collecting information for a Walking App for the Duhallow Area that will be going live in early 2023. At the moment they are looking to gather a log of any points of interest within the area; these can be scenic viewpoints, wells, monuments, walks, standing stones etc., basically anything that may be of interest to locals and/or visitors.

If anyone has any points of interest in their area that they think should be promoted, please pop them into a word document and send it back to me by Wednesday December 14th.

When filling out the form please make sure that each point of interest has a location, and you can give as much information as you like – there is an example of the document required if you email me for it. If anyone would prefer to talk to Alannah over the phone you can call her on 029 60633.

BT Young Scientist

Steven Lyons,  Cian McCaul and Kieran Duggan…..we are TY students in Millstreet Community School.   We are qualified to the finals of BT Young Scientist exhibition up in Dublin and we would appreciate it if you could share the survey we have attached below to a website…The link will take you straight to the online survey.   We would also like some opinions that you have on our survey.    Thanks!

Information about our survey is at the top of the survey!

https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=d_cR6SItXUCWIFcoOGJnll9xqgAKUO5Ag3kgU2HDy_lUQVQyQkFUMFlFU1pPMEpFM1dDMVNPMUIxVi4u

IRD Duhallow Survey

“Your Community Your Voice!

IRD Duhallow is conducting a survey of the quality of life, sense of place, local amenities and facilities. The findings will help local community groups to formulate their plans for their community and will feed into the strategy for the region. The survey only takes a brief few minutes and all within the region are encouraged to please complete it.  To access the survey click on the following link: https://forms.gle/guxd3ieiyNFYY4LA6 “

The death has occurred of Phyllis Buckley (née Cahill) Curraraigue, Rathcoole, Mallow, Cork

 

Passed away, peacefully, at home. Beloved wife of the late Willie. Much loved and dearly missed by her sons Pat and Bill, daughters Bernie McSweeney (Donoughmore), Kathleen Regan (Killarney), Angela Barrett (Tralee), her grandaughter Phyllis, daughter-in-law, sons-in-law, sister Carmel Ryan (Clonmel), brothers Tadgh, Stephen and Rev Fr Donal, (Lisheen, Skibbereen) and the late Frank, Dermot, Richard and Mike. 17 grandchildren & 10 great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews, sisters-in-law, brother-in-law and many friends and neighbours.

The family would like to express heartfelt gratitude to Dr Brian O’Connell and her wonderful home help.

May She Rest in Peace

Lying in repose in St John’s Church, Dromagh, on Sunday evening from 6 to 7.30pm. Requiem Mass on Monday at 2pm, followed by burial in St Mary’s Cemetery, Millstreet. Condolences for the family can be left on this link.