Wishing Anna Moynihan and Katie O’Sullivan from Cullen the very best in the All Ireland Fleadh

Wishing Anna Moynihan and Katie O’Sullivan from Cullen the very best in the All Ireland Fleadh in the U18 Solo singing. It is a fantastic achievement that the two girls representing Munster are from the same parish and have grown up together as great friends through the years. There is a long list of brilliant musicians and singers representing Duhallow, Cork and Munster in the All Ireland Fleadh from the area including Ava Thornton, Muireann and Oisin O’Connor and Zara Lehane as well as others. We have no doubt that they will make Duhallow, Cork and Munster very proud in Mullingar. Enjoy the Fleadh. Go n-éirí an t-ádh libh!! 🎶🎶🎶🎶🎶🎶🎶🎶🎶🎶🎶🎶🎶🎶

The Duhallow Historical Journal

Volume I of Dúchas: The Duhallow Historical Journal will be launched at 8pm on Saturday, 23 July. The launch will take place in the recently refurbished Cultúrlann Mhic Amhlaoibh, Newmarket, the beautiful new venue located in the old Protestant church in the townThe journal contains fifteen contributions, twelve of which are in English and three in Irish. Among the contributors are a mixture of local authors and university academics. The history and folklore of Duhallow and its hinterland are the focus. Places touched upon include, but are not confined to, Ballydaly, Ballydesmond, Banteer, Castlemagner, Clara, Clonmeen, Cullen, Donaghmore, Drishane, Dromagh, Dromtarriff, Kanturk, Knocknagree, Liscahane, Millstreet, Nadd, Rathcoole and Tullylease. Contributions are currently being sought for volume II, which it is hoped will appear in 2023.
 
All will be welcome at the launch. Copies of the journal may be purchased there, in local bookshops, or by contacting the editor at the following email address: <email>.

Scoil Laitiarain Irish Course, Cullen, Co. Cork

Our course will take place in Cullen Community Centre the 1st July 2022 starting each day at 10am and finishing at 3
Our Timetable each day includes
10:00 Rang/ Class
10:45 Sos/ Break
11:05 Dara Rang/ Second class
11:55 Tráth na gCeist/ Quiz
12:20 Amhránaíocht/ Singing
12:45 Lón/ Lunch
1:20 Rince/ Dancing
1:50 Cluichí/ Games
3:00 Dul Abhaile/ Hometime
More information on their Facebook page 

Speed Irish!

Hi All,

Myself and Clíodhna O’Callaghan are running an event in the Mills Inn, Ballyvourney at 9pm on Friday 13th May known as Speed Irish!

This event is kindly sponsored by Ciste Spreagtha which aims to
encourage the use of Irish in the community after a few difficult years due to the pandemic and encourage community groups inside and outside the Gaeltacht to organise community events again.

The idea behind Speed Irish is like Speed Dating without the dating bit! Each person will have 3mins at a table with an Irish speaker and you will have a conversation AS GAEILGE! When the bell rings you will switch to the next table and get to know the next person and so on and so forth.

All levels of Irish are welcome and even if you have no Irish at all please come along as there will be flash cards of phrases and sayings you can use to engage in conversation.

We will be holding a raffle to raise money for the Linn Snamha Chúil Aodha with loads of fabulous spot prizes! Did I mention a FREE glass of PROSECCO!?

Aonis, scaip an scéal agus tar isteach chuig oíche a bheidh cinnte a mheabhrú!

St Patrick’s Day Parade in Carriganima

The popular St Patrick’s Parade in Carriganima took place Friday at 3 pm and a festive atmosphere prevailed around the village.  The Millstreet Pipe Band opened the proceedings while Pat Lane led the Parade as Grand Marshall.  The festivities carried on until late with Peter Lane providing music in the Pub. All proceedings are in aid of the Air Ambulance based in Rathcoole.   Once again Geraldine Dennehy captured the moments superbly, well done to everyone involved.

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St Patrick’s Day Parade 2022

After two years of absence due to Covid19 the Millstreet St Patrick’s Parade returned bigger and better than ever.  The Town wash awash in green and gold with a festive atmosphere about.  Grand marshal for 2022 was Joanne O’Riordan whom returned to her native Milllstreet to bestow us with the honour.  Our Pipe Band started the proceedings showcasing their new uniforms.  The rain showers of earlier dried and everyone enjoyed a mild dry afternoon.  Thank you to Geraldine Dennehy for stepping into the shoes of Seán Radley and I am sure did him proud.  Seán is recovering well from his recent surgery and is looking forward to contributing to Millstreet.ie in the near future.

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Virtual St Patrick’s Day Parade from 12 Noon

Millstreet Parents Association would like to wish everyone a Happy St Patrick’s Day.

Thank you so much to the Primary School’s children, they have shared their wonderful talents and good wishes with us, for our Virtual St Patrick’s Day Parade 2021.  The parade will premiere on Zoom at noon, then it will be posted on the Parents Association Facebook page to view and share to friends and family around the world.
If you would like to join our premiere screening of the  Virtual Parade,  please join the Zoom Link below @ 12 noon.
Meeting ID: 868 3368 5255
Passcode: 113069

Millstreet Community Council – Competition

Competition Time
GET LUCKY THIS ST.PATRICK’S DAY WITH PLENTY PRIZES FROM MILLSTREET COMMUNITY COUNCIL IN THE FOLLOWING CATEGORIES :
This year due to COVID Restrictions our competitions will be online
1: Best Bonny Baby dressed in St.Patrick’s colours.
(Post the pictures in the comment box on their Facebook page)
2: Best Dressed Pet in St. Patrick’s style/colours.
(Post pictures in the below comments box)
3: Best St.Patrick’s Cake.
(Post pictures in the below comments box)
4. Best St. Patrick’s window display in our local Businesses.
(Post pictures in the below comments box)
5. Best Family TicTock in St. Patrick’s colours.
(Send the video via our Facebook messenger)
LET THE SHENANIGANS BEGIN

Feis Laitiarain Cullen

Feis Laitiarain Cullen recently held a local commemoration for Feis Laitiarain on St Laitiarain’s Day 25-Jul-2020. The history of the Feis was presented along with folklore associated with St. Laitiarain. There was a tribute to Diarmuid O’Cadhla (Der Kiely)  RIP and his grandfather Sean O’Cadhla who set up the first Feis plus stories, pipes, music and songs.   The first Feis was held in Cullen 122 years ago, in 1898 and has been kept alive ever since. The Feis was particularly challenged during the troubles of 1918 when planes flew low to the ground overhead to try to disrupt the Feis, but the Feis goers held strong and continued with the Feis.

Local musicians, world class piper, singers and story tellers performing here carry the music nationwide and beyond with outstanding comments from people from here to New Zealand on social media outlets during the Covid-19 lockdown.   They represent the local Comhaltas, Pipe Band and Scór GAA branches and have achieved several County, Provincial, All Ireland and World titles.

Millstreet Community Council

This year our St.Patrick’s Day parade will start with the Vintage Club leading out at 4.45pm and then with the very best of local talent and spirit.
Definitely it is an experience not to be missed. 💚💚💚💚💚💚💚💚💚💚💚💚💚💚💚💚

We have prizes for the following categories:
☘️ Best Cultural Presentation
☘️ Best Vintage Vehicle decorated in St.Patrick’s theme
☘️ Best Window Display
☘️ Best Celebrity Look-a-like
☘️ Best Fleet
☘️ Best Float
☘️ Best Group or Club

We ask all participants to gather at 4pm at the Green Glens Arena entrance on Station Road.

Please forward your details for social media exposure.

Bumper Year gone by for Aubane Social Club

Over the past 12 months the Aubane Social Club donated money to the following charities from the events they hosted.

January 2019 – €2000 following the Christmas Day Climb 2019 to Irish Community Rapid Response.

August 2019 – €1,000 to Marymount Community Palliative Care Team following the Marymount Coffee Morning hosted by John Kelleher Chairman, Noreen Kelleher Secretary and Gobnait Kelleher.

December 2019 – €250 was presented to Reach out Cancer Support Millstreet in memory of Late Ann Keane, Pound Hill, Millstreet who was a regular to our weekly set Dancing on Monday nights.

Following our Christmas Day Climb of Mushera this year we will make a donation to the valuable service in our community the Irish Community Rapid Response. ( Air Ambulance).

The proceeds of Christmas Day Climb 2019 are in Aid of the Aubane Community Centre Renovations Fund and the Irish Community Rapid Response.
Thanks to all who supported the above fundraising events in 2019

Around the fireside on Friday 27 December at 8.30 pm.

Wishing you all very Happy Christmas. We have lots of events planned for 2020 with our popular Easter egg hunt on Easter Saturday and many more.
John F. Kelleher
Aubane Social Club
Chairman