Set Dancing Classes
will resume in
Wednesday, Sept 14th
8.30pm to 10pm
all welcome – no partner required
Enquires: (087) 284 6906
Set dancing classes with Marie Sheehan School of Dance.
Classes resume in Milstreet Gaa hall on Monday evenings from 6pm onwards.
Please contact Marie for more information on 083 0045432
All kids/teenagers welcome.
All Ireland champion O18 half set in the Fleadh Mullingar. Patrick O’Callaghan pictured with Aisling O’Connor, Niamh McSweeney, Conor Coffey and dance teacher Adrian Moriarty
A fantastic achievement for Derinagree NS – County Scór na bPáistí Champions in the instrumental music group.
Congratulations Fionn & Ronan Murphy & Ava Thornton
Fionn also got 2nd place in the solo music competition
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!
Congratulations to Anna Moynihan from Cullen whom are part of the group whom are the champions of Siansa Gael Linn 2022.
Siansa is run entirely through the medium of Irish and is one of the country’s most prestigious competitions for young traditional Irish music and singing groups.
Enjoy their performance on this video
Save the date: Feis Laitiarain 2022 will take place on Sunday, June 12th in Cullen G.A.A. grounds starting at 12 noon.
More details to follow in the near future.
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.
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.
The wren,the wren,the king of all birds,
On St Stephen’s Day he was caught in the furze,
From bush to bush,from tree to tree at Drishane Castle he broke his knee,
Up with the kettle & down with the pot,
Give us our money & let us be off.
WREN BOYS SONG
Millstreet Primary Schools’ Parents’ Association would like to say congratulations to our two Halloween prize winners Mousta Ya Ya (5th Class BNS) and Alice Kelleher (age 7 PresNS).
So why not join Breeda and Marie live now for another great evening of entertainment. Or it can be watched at a later date.
Millstreet Parents Association would like to wish everyone a Happy St Patrick’s Day.
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.
John Ó’Ríordáin was interviewed on RTÉ Raidió na Gaeltachta yesterday as a member of the “Lunch Break” group which meets every Tuesday in Cork City to have the opportunity to use their Irish, and how the group found a way to work around what they were doing after the lockdown came in. Click HERE to listen to the interview. [t]
The Millstreet/ Dromtariffe Group at Handed Down Scartaglin Sliabh Luachra, yesterday Saturday Feb 23rd 2020 [more from Handed Down]
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.
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