An Fáinne Óir – students from T.Y. got the Silver Fáinne, and one achieved the Gold Fáinne … (MillstreetCommunitySchool.ie – Apr 30th)
Energy Efficiency and Electric Cars – to celebrate the fact that St. Brendan’s has been awarded a second green flag for Energy, we were lucky enough to have a visit from Aidan Mahony with an electric car! … (St.Brendan’s NS – 30th April)
Showtime at the Glen Theatre – young actors from Millstreet, Rathcoole, Lyre, Banteer … recently gathered together to showcase their talent and their craft under the skilful direction of Elle Lynam of DRAMA! … (Corkman – Apr 30th)
Meeting to discuss the “Future of Farming” – This is a really crucial time for Irish farming. The dairy sector, so crucial to the Cork agriculture sector, is on the cusp of major expansion … (ainecollins.ie – 24th April)
Tromso and the Northern Lights – For as long as I have known of their existence I have wanted to see the Aurora, or Northern Lights. I think I became aware of them in about 1955 when … (New Irish Writing – Ann Lane – 24th April)
Fabulous fashions in MCS Show! – The Millstreet Community School fashion show was held on the 23rd of April 2015. We had 12 shops from around our … (MillstreetCommunitySchool.ie – 24th April)
First World Problems! – So as my journey comes close to finishing, I decided to treat myself and take a few flights recently rather than … (Maoriki – 23rd April)
Both sides of Referendum to debate– Aine Collins TD, Neil Prendeville Red FM and Dr Louise Crowley UCC announced details of a public meeting and debate on the forthcoming Same Sex Marriage Referendum … (Cork Independent – 23rd April)
Drug Seizures in Carriganima and Kilmeedy A substantial quantity of Cocaine was discovered in Carriganimma, and a grow house was located at Kilmeady, in early April and 72 mature cannabis plants and 100 stems with a street value of €100,000 were seized”… (Southern Star – 18th April)
Talent a Plenty at the Féile Cheoil – All that’s best and positive about Irish culture surfaced at the Millstreet Comhaltas Ceolteoiri Eireann hosting to their Annual Feile Cheoil in Millstreet Community School on Sunday … (the Corkman 18th April)
Easter 2015 is just gone, but here’s a look back at the Easter Ceremonies in Millstreet 99 years ago, and how different it was:
The impressive ceremonies connected with Holy Week were carried out with the customary solemnity in St.Patrick’s Parish Church, Millstreet. On Holy Thursday High Mass was celebrated at 10 o’clock, the celebrant being the Rev M. F. Scanlan, C.C.; deacon, the Rev. J. J. O’Sullivan, C.C, and the sub-deacon, Very Rev. J. Canon Casey, P.P., V.F. After Mass the Blessed Sacratment was taken from the High Altar to the Alter of Repose. The children of the Presentation Convent Schools, tastefully dressed, and the members of the Children of Mary Society, preceded by cross-bearcer and neolytes (sp?) . inarched in processional order round the Church. The Altar of Repose, where the Sacred Heart rested in a bank of flowers, and lit up by innumerable tapers, formed a beautiful spectacle, and was visited all day by a constant stream of devoted worshippers. On Good Friday Mass of the Pre-sanctified was celebrated by the Very Rev. J. Canon Casey, P.P., V.F., and tho Blessed Sacrament was taken back to the High Altar in processional order, as on Holy Thursday. All through theo day the Church was visited by worshippers, whose demeanour was most edifying. The glorious Feast of the Resurrection was celebrated with all the joy and splendour befitting the great occasion. At nine o’clock Mass, an eloquent sermon on the [read more …] “Easter Ceremonies 1916 in Millstreet”
A huge congratulations must go to Colin Mullane from Rathcoole, who lost an amazing six stone as he transformed his lifestyle and his body in the past year. There’s lots of us that could take inspiration from his efforts.
His story has gone viral since it was broken first by the Irish Mirror on Jan 9th, and has been taken up by lots of newspapers (Irish Mirror, the Mirror, RSVP , Celeb News …) and radio stations (RedFM, C103…).
Listen below to the audio of his interview with Neil Prenderville of RedFM (from 9:25 to 20:35), and he will be interviewed by Patricial Messenger on C103 on tomorrow Wednesday Jan 14th (Now added below).
If you are a fan of Eurovision then this will be very sad news. Anita Notaro was the tour de force responsible for directing the Eurovision Song Contest in 1993 from Millstreet in Ireland.
The 1993 contest was brought from the small village of Millstreet in County Cork and was a directing challenge for Anita Notaro but she confounded all the critics and made it one of the most memorable Eurovision’s in the contest’s history.
Anita worked as a highly successful Director with RTE (Irish National Broadcaster) for 18 years where she directed many programmes from The National Political Election coverage to The Eurovision Song Contest to Ireland’s most watched [read more …] “Anita Notaro”
The government today launched its strategy to get high speed broadband into all homes in the country. Cities and towns are due to be connected by 2016 while those of us in villages and the coutryside will be left behind and the government plan is to have those in place by 2020 (state substatised). Fortunately Millstreet town will be connected, but not an inch past the town limits. No villages like Cullen, Rathcoole, Dromagh, etc will be connected. pictured right is the map of Millstreet with areas in blue being the parts that will be connected. There’s a full interactive map at broadband.gov.ie [read more …] “High Speed Broadband”
There’s thrilling news this morning that a photo of part of the Harry Clarke stained glass window (Adoration of the Magi) in St.Patrick’s Church Millstreet has been selected by An Post as one of three specially commissioned stamps for this Christmas. So a little bit of Millstreet will be seen all over the world this Christmas on letters and packages.
Fr. Paddy O’Byrne, West End has just been in touch with us in relation to an article that John D. Neenan has read in New York’s “Irish Post” newspaper. The article refers to the excellent “scoop” feature which Michael Cashman of our website team shared some weeks ago when he gave the impression that the two famous American people who were on honeymoon in Ireland had arrived in Millstreet Town Park and were on the way to trace their Aunagloor roots at Millstreet Museum! (click the photo above to see the article) The couple did in fact visit Ireland but unfortunately there was no sign of them in Millstreet … except in Michael’s hugely popular photoshopping expertise giving the real impression that they had landed in Millstreet a few weeks ago! Thank you, Fr. Paddy and John D. for alerting us to such an uplifting and truly prestigious mention of the Millstreet website in the “Irish Echo”. And well done to Michael for such creative wit. One never knows who could be visiting www.millstreet.ie ! (S.R.)
Says Conor: ‘‘FIFA is doing a great job taking the game away from the people.’’ Two years ago, Irish-born Conor had an epiphany. After finishing work as a business analyst at Westpac in Kent Street, Sydney, he needed to kill time before training with Balmain Old Boys, who play in the Canterbury league. He typed ‘‘round-the-world ticket’’ into Google and volunteering abroad came up. ‘‘Guys, I’m moving to Rio,’’ he told his teammates when he arrived at training that night.
Conor, 39, now partners with two organisations in Rio. IASESPE, with which he helps children aged between three and 14, and Carlao’s Football Project, which involves a hundred kids. [read more …] “Conor Hartnett teaching Soccer in Rio de Janeiro”
Mark Ellis had another good game for Cork against Waterford in the Munster Senior Hurling quarter final on Sunday last in Thurles, mopping up lots of loose ball, tackling well and delivering good ball to the forwards.
It was also great to see the Millstreet man on the front cover of the match programme (pictured right).
All Ireland champions Clare are up next Sunday in the semi-final, and undoubtedly Davy Fitzgerald will target Mark’s lack of experience … but we do hope Mark keeps up his good form and solidifies his place at centre back.
Highlights from the match can be seen on the RTÉ Player (until June 15th)
Below are some photos and excerpts from what the papers are saying:
“there’s certainly a better structure in defence. Mark Ellis has a presence at number six, which was lacking in recent seasons since Ronan Curran’s retirement” – Evening Echo (9th June)
Vote for people not the political party– politicians are feeling the unmerciful wrath while they try their best to campaign for not just one election, but two | Joanne O’Riordan in the Irish Examiner (5th May)
Monument in memory of Brian Boru’s Brother – ONE of the significant families in Irish history were remembered by Kilcorney Heritage Group in a commemorative event that recalled the death of Brian Boru’s elder brother, King Mahon, the then leader of the Dál Cais | The Corkman (29th April)
In an article in today’s Examiner, stats are given for the rain that fell on us this winter:
– Records were broken during the last three months when 216% more rainfall than average fell at a monitoring station in Millstreet, Co Cork.
– A total of 998.4 mm fell (3ft 3.31) during December, January and February.
– The monitoring station has been in operation there since 1986.
Kevin Crowley got called up for first senior start for Cork at corner back, for McGrath Cup final against Kerry next Sunday 19th Jan @2pm in Mallow [match preview] (14th Jan) … only to pull out with a hamstring injury 🙁
New ‘Rural Hackney Licence’ is ideal for community groups to start to address the transport difficulties that rural communities face (14th Jan)
Young Scientists: Millstreet Community School report on their projects at the 2014 BT Young Scientist and Technology Exhibition (13th Jan)
We may all be equal in eyes of God… The Irish Independent has used an image of Drishane Castle as a background for some of Ireland’s bankrupt developers, claiming they trusted in God like they trusted in Anglo. But Drishane closed as a convent in the 1990s … so where’s the link (6th Jan)
EPS supports local groups and industries to increase energy efficiency in a variety of wastewater energy efficiency projects, with the SEAI through the 2013 Community Grant Scheme, a number of which are in the Millstreet area (Jan 2nd)
Photo @ Cork Penny Dinners had Noel C Duggan celabrating his 81st birthday, where he rolled up his sleeves and presented them with a very generous donation (29th Dec)
Welfare Staff Threatened: The Irish independent reports on violent incidents workers have faced in the country’s under-pressure social welfare offices, including one in the Health Centre in Millstreet (Dec 28th)
Ever joyful to be alive after an encounter with smoke inhalation in her sleep – by Suzie who preaches at the Millstreet Methodist Group (28th Dec)
Under 20 Cup: The Corkman hopes the weather clears up, and looks at the teams for the annual Duhallow U20 Invitational Tournament (19th Dec) —-
MOLL Play a resounding success! A review of the play by Millstreet Community School transition year students, and a video of the first scene as the three priests interview the prospective candidates (19th Dec)
Photo: Steam Train in Millstreet 1980: Steam Train 171 “Slieve Gullion” at Millstreet 17th May 1980, which shows the middle platform, up and down roads with a loop to the left and goods store, which are all now gone … (12th Dec)
The former headquarters of the Metropolitan Police is to be turned into a luxury hotel, with rooms costing up to £10,000 a night, by a London-based property firm headed by a Corkman.
Scotland Yard, the grade II-listed property is one of a number of iconic buildings – Admiralty Arch, off Trafalgar Square is another – that are being sold, or leased by the British government as it seeks to cut spending.
Equestrian Social Media Awards 2014: The Millstreet team are in the running for four awards in the upcoming International Equestrian Social Media Awards – give them your vote!!!… (MillstreetHorseShow.ie 10th Dec)
Alps Electric celebrate: The company which employs 460 people at the Millstreet plant, manufacturing sophisticated electronic modules for the automotive industry, celebrate their 25th anniversary in Millstreet … (Corkman 5th Dec)
Graveyard Maintainance: Cllr Noel Buckley says that a section of St Mary’s in Millstreet which is becoming quite dishevelled and needs attending … (Corkman 5th Dec)
Millstreet native Caroline Dowling is featured in the Sunday Times Business section today. She is president of the Integrated Network Solutions business group at Flextronics (an international $24 billion company). We don’t have the full article to show at present, just the start of it (below) [Seán has added some photos from the article]
Earlier this year she was also named one of the “Top 50 Most Influential Women in Technology”. To read that article, just click this link.
Below is a video of Caroline answering questions, and is from a few years back:
Millstreet Girls win UCD Scholarship: Three Millstreet girls received a U.C.D. Entrance Scholars Award in recognotion of their outstanding leaving cert. results … (MillstreetCommunitySchool.ie – Nov 20th)
Shine a spotlight on women in sport: Joanne O’Riordan enthuses about the Cork Ladies Football team’s All Ireland, but laments the lack of coverage for ladies sport in the media … (Irish Examiner 18th Nov)
Joanne to address IT@Cork Awards: The largest technology representative body in Ireland, it@cork European Tech Cluster, has invited Joanne O’Riordan to address its Leaders Awards on November 28th … (Southern Star – 14th Nov)
Text threats to gardaí case dismissed: Garda Andy McCarthy, who was based in Millstreet, received a text which stated that he and a colleague would be shot. Gardaí investigated but failed to provide evidence the texts were sent within the State … (Irish Examiner – 14th Nov)
As mentioned by Seán Radley on the LTV2 programme this week, Niall and Conor Moynihan are pictured in this years Holly Bough 2013, in a section which shows where the Holly Bough is read all over the world. Theirs is from South Africa where they now live.
Also on the book is Denis O’Mahony reading it at the top of Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania.
All-Star Award for Joanne: Joanne O’Riordan was the guest of honour at the Ladies GAA All Star Awards where she herself received an Honourary All Star (Nov 10th)
€500k appeal to build robot: Technology experts are hoping to secure at least €500,000 to build a fully-functioning robot for Joanne O’Riordan after a more basic €50,000 machine was unveiled last month at the premiere of her film … (Evening Herald 9th Nov)
Role model to autistic brother: ‘He ain’t heavy, he’s my brother’ might be the catch-phrase of a Millstreet teenager who is set to be honoured at the West Cork Garda Youth awards tomorrow night … (Corkman – 7th Nov)