Millstreet in the News – 3rd May 2015

Motors & Me: Dan and Anne Barry – the Millstreet couple are profiled with their VW Beetle … (Irish Examiner – May 2nd)

An Fáinne Óir – students from T.Y. got the Silver Fáinne, and one achieved the Gold Fáinne … ( – 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)

Delightful atmosphere at school TY fashion show – Spring and summer fashions arrived for the Millstreet Community School Transition Year Fashion Show last weekend, with … (Corkman – Apr 30th)

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)

Millstreet in the News – 30th April 2015

Cork Mourns Late Historian Jim Cronin – Cork GAA is mourning the death of the long time administrator and historian from Millstreet … (the Corkman Apr 30th)

John Deere 6920 stolen from Aubane – reward for info on its whereabouts … ( – 27th April)

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 … ( – 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 … ( – 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)

Millstreet in the News – 23rd April 2015

Full Results of the Clara Mountain Race – (Running in Cork – 23rd Apr)

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)

Kerry and Cork unite for Catherine’s birthday – Kate Lucey celebrated her birthday in Killarney with family and friends … (Kerry Eye 23rd April)

Bluegrass Concert in the Library – The Petersens family band from Branson, Montana, USA, will play a Bluegrass concert in Millstreet Library in May … (The Bluegrass Ireland Blog – 23rd April)

Healy’s Pub in Kilcorney available to lease or buy – Any punter who wants to get behind the counter at Healy#s pub can do so on a lease for between … (the Corkman 23rd April)

Why Millstreet Country Park has so much to offer – (the Corkman 23rd Arpil)

VIDEO: News2Day interviewed Joanne O’Riordan – with questions from St. Davids Boys National School in Artane. (from 2:20 to 5:30 in the video) … (RTÉ – 22nd April 2015)

Millstreet in the News – 22nd April 2015

Renua denies asking Magdalene campaigner to be poll candidate – Renua Ireland has denied claims by Magdalene Laundry survivors campaigner Steven O’Riordan that the new party asked him to run as their candidate in the next general election… (Irish Examiner 22 April)

Craic with the ‘Ceoil’, 20 years down the road – Con Forde was one of a group of musicians that toured Australia 20 years ago that met up again recently … (the Kerryman 22nd 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)

Festival a walk-away success – Millstreet continues to be a leading destination for the great outdoors and its [read more …] “Millstreet in the News – 22nd April 2015”

Easter Ceremonies 1916 in Millstreet

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:

1916-04 Report on Easter Ceremonies in MillstreetThe 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”

Colin’s story of Fat to Fit in a year goes viral

2015-01-13 Colin Mullane - from fat to fit in a yearA 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).

[read more …] “Colin’s story of Fat to Fit in a year goes viral”

Anita Notaro

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”

High Speed Broadband

2014-11-24 Broadband Development Map 02The 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 [read more …] “High Speed Broadband”

A little bit of us will be seen all over the world this Christmas

2014-11-06 An Post Christmas Stamp 2014 which is part of the Harry Clarke stained glass in St.Patricks Church MillstreetThere’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.

We featured the stained glass previously when it appeared on Fr.James McSweeney’s website The photographer Bill Power is from Mitchelstown has an interest in Harry Clarke’s stained glass, has outlined in a nice piece  how it all came about:

It’s official – the news that I’ve had to sit on for a few months.

“One of this year’s three Irish CHRISTMAS STAMPS is a photograph that I was commissioned to take in May by An Post. I won’t have the [read more …] “A little bit of us will be seen all over the world this Christmas”

“Irish Echo” in New York Refers to Millstreet Website Feature

2014-05-28 kim and Kanye at Millstreet Town Park-800Fr. 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 !    (S.R.)

Conor Hartnett teaching Soccer in Rio de Janeiro

2014-06-10 Conor Hartnett with Carlao and kids at their concrete pitch in RioSays 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”

Another good performance from Mark

2014-06-08 Front Cover of the Cork v Waterford match programme - #6 Mark EllisMark 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)

“Cork’s defence was also more tightly focused and [read more …] “Another good performance from Mark”

Julia features in Splendid Feature on Today’s “Corkman”

One Hundred Years young, Julia Murphy features in this week's "Corkman" which includes a selection our our photographs which we already shared on our Millstreet website.  Great to see Julia and Millstreet Day Care Centre receiving such wonderful coverage.  Click on the newspaper page to enlarge.  (S.R.)
One Hundred Years young, Julia Murphy features in this week’s “Corkman” which includes a selection of our photographs which we already shared on our Millstreet website. Great to see Julia and Millstreet Day Care Centre receiving such wonderful coverage. Click on the newspaper page to enlarge.     (S.R.)

Millstreet in the News – 3rd May 2014

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)

Penne Pasta Primavera (or How to use up leftover veg!) – part of the Food Dudes healthy eating programme in our primary schools | St.Brendan’s Blog (3rd May)

Welcome Day for all prospective students at St.Brendan’s NS Rathcoole May is on 30th | St.Brendan’s Blog (2nd May)

Ireland’s Highest Pub – “The Top of Coom” has reopened after being burned to the ground in May 2012. Lady of the house Eileen Creedon hails from Mushera | The Kerryman  (2nd May) [also Irish Examiner , Examiner (March 5th), West Cork Times]

An anonymous donation of €16,000 in old money (£ punts) was found behind statue in St.Patrick’s, and been added to the Church Restoration Fund | Irish Catholic (2nd May) [also ]

Dramatic Funnel Cloud spotted near Millstreet – A rare cloud funnel formation was spotted in Cork on Sunday evening – | (30th April) [also see all the photos / video we have on the event]

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)

Remembering those who lost lives for independence – Millstreet marked the 1916 Easter Rising and those involved in the War of Independence at an impressive ceremony in the Town Square on Easter Sunday. | The Corkman (29th April)

MonsterMac: Another adventure race success for Skibbereen’s Claire O’Donovan | Southern Star (29th April)

Very interesting “Family Pods” located neat the Kerryman’s Table | Kerry Echo (29th April)

Results of the Munster Mountain Running Association (MMRA) Claragh Mountain Trail Race | Cork Running Blog (28th April)

Selfies, Messi and my 18th birthday | Joanne O’Riordan in the Irish Examiner (28th April)

[read more …] “Millstreet in the News – 3rd May 2014”

O’Riordans meet President Higgins

2014-04-23 Joanne O'Riordan at Áras an Uachtaráin to meet President Michael D Higgins.jpg Joanne and Steven O’Riordan were invited to Áras an Uachtaráin today to meet President Michael D Higgins, where they presented him with a copy of their film “No Limbs No Limits“.

The visit was shown briefly on RTÉ Nine News this evening (where these photos are from), and you can see the short piece on the news on the RTÉ Player

[read more …] “O’Riordans meet President Higgins”

Record Rainfall over Winter

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.

On average we’d get about 1500mm of rain in Millstreet Town every year, and higher still the closer you get to [read more …] “Record Rainfall over Winter”

Millstreet in the News – 20th January 2014

Better late than never as volunteers take the plunge for Boeing swim (30th Jan)

Robinson Crusoe woos the crowds as the Marian Players’ annual pantomime adds to it’s reputation (30th Jan)

Kilcorney / Dromtarriffe News on Bowling and GAA (30th Jan)

Open Night at Millstreet Community School with first year enrollment (30th Jan)

All Time Cosey Homes have been appointed as main contractor for the new astro-turf pitch in Newmarket  (30th Jan)

Gallery: Search is on for the Voice of the Glen (30th Jan)

Cream rises to the top in Duhallow Scór Sinsear finals (30th Jan)

Focus should be on all faiths, not one: Should all students not be encouraged to celebrate their faith this week, not just Catholics (27th Jan)

Heather flower on Drishane Road, & ‘our ability to adapt is amazing. Our ability to change isn’t quite as spectacular.’ (25th Jan)

Jobs: Alps Electric are looking for weekend shift operators (5)

Caught in the act? QuelleSurprise! With the Francois Hollande affair story in the news, Joanne O’Riordan wonders what would be the reaction if this happened in Ireland (20th Jan)

A Glimpse of Spring: Fr James’ photo today is of snowdrops flowering, as he reflects on the unmissable stretch in the evenings (20th Jan)

RTÉ’s ‘At your Service’ programme featured Millstreet Country Park as they strive to bring up visitor numbers to the park (19th Jan) have redeveloped Millstreet Country Park’s website (19th Jan)

Award for mother’s death: In a high Court sitting in Cork yesterday, a settlement was awarded from the HSE for the death of Marie Healy due to hospital failures  (18th Jan)

Six of best for Kerry in Munster Scór finals: A good afternoon for Kerry Clubs at the Munster Scór na nÓg Finals which were held in Millstreet GAA Hall on Sunday Jan 12th (9th Jan)

‘Winding Road’ Fr James on Pope Francis showing us how to engage with young people, and a nice photo of Mushera under light snow (17th Jan)

Financial constraints and language a big barrier for young asylum seekers: These are findings of one of the Community School Projects at the Young Scientist Exhibition (16th Jan)

Jobs: Killarney Immigrant Support Centre are looking for a Project Worker for the North Cork region, based in Millstreet (16th Jan)

Gallery: Millstreet ladies round off season on high note: 180 ladies celebrate Women’s Little Christmas in the Wallis Arms Hotel (9th Jan)

Some nice Tweets

Millstreet in the News – 14th January 2014

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 all should resolve to be happy: Joanne O’Riordan’s column in the Irish Examiner, says we should have no time for negativity (13th Jan)

Munster Scór na nÓg Semi Finals which will be held in the GAA Hall in Millstreet on Jan 12th @ 2.30pm (9th Jan) …. and the Results (12th Jan)

From Sheep Shearing to Eily’s trip on a Helicopter: The Corkman looks back at April-May-June 2013 (9th Jan)


Millstreet in the News – 7th January 2014

Photo: Áine Collins was in Brussels to meet with Marcos Sefcovic, European Commissioner for Inter-Institutional Relations and Administration (7th Jan)

Barcelona cracks not visible at Camp Nou: Joanne O’Riordan predicts the UEFA Champions League (6th 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)

The great birthday party crux – Áine Collins is one of a number of parents asked about birthday parties for children these days (2nd Jan)

Glory for Camogie Girls: John Tarrant reports on how our U16 Camogie team took won the county (2nd Jan)

Community out in force for Millstreet fun walk: The wind and rain abated, to allow a hugely successful inaugural Millstreet GAA Fun Walk/Run on St Stephens Day (2nd Jan)

New Asthanga Yoga / Infinite Thai Chi and Chi Kung classes starting in the Cannon O’Donovan Centre from Jan 22nd (1st Jan)

Coursing: Eoin the favourite for North Cork Cup: a preview of the Millstreet Coursing Meet which takes place on Jan 3rd & 4th in the Town Park (1st Jan)

Music: listen to DJ Carl Cox – Live @ the Spring Party, Millstreet, back in 2002 (1hr 50mins)

2013: a year of highs and lows: Joanne O’Riordan lists her moments of the year in her column in the Irish Examiner (30th Dec) [read more …] “Millstreet in the News – 7th January 2014”

Millstreet In the News – 29th December 2013

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)

Video: Christmas Tree Dance: see the big Christmas Tree ‘dancing’ in the storm of St.Stephen’s night (Dec 27th)

Irish Mirror: At Christmas Mass in Sydney: The Irish Mirror has Shane Tarrant pictured in the Cork colours at Christmas Mass in Sydney (Dec 26th) (also in the Irish Examiner – Dec 27th)

Well done Donal on Cross Country bronze: Donal Burke of Kilcorney helped Cork claim bronze medals in the All-Ireland Cross Country Championships (26th Dec)

Irish Rascals a hit for Patricia: international success with her first publication, ‘Irish Rascals – Our Gang’ (26th Dec)

Children bring us the spirit of Christmas: Patrick Gilbourne was one of the winners of the Corkman’s Christmas Art Competition (26th Dec)

Joanne: I could be bringing Marty Morrissey to my debs from the Irish Independent (23rd Dec)

Fermoy & Mitchelstown schools take awards at school’s enterprise Christmas Trade Fair in Millstreet (23rd Dec)

A good time to escape from sad realities says Joanne O’Riordan in her column the Irish Examiner (23rd Dec)

Caroline’s 5000 Mile trip home to cook the Turkey: Caroline Dowling on the front to this week’s Corkman (23rd Dec) [Front Page]

Liminal Entwinings gives an outside view of the annual mass at Tubrid Well back (June 2013)


Millstreet in the News – 20th December 2013

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)

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas: The Christmas Pagent at St.Brendan’s NS Rathcoole with photos and videos (19th Dec)

Peat Heat: on Millstreet, horseriding, and bogs (24th March 2012)

Healthcare Assistants urgently required for Millstreet (17th Dec)

Sr Paschal/100th Birthday: A look back at the 100th birthday and life’s work of Sr.Paschal died this week (2011)

Passing of John Hall: He was the voice of Irish equestrian sport on RTE television for many decades, and he commentated and rode in Millstreet many years (17th Dec)

Awards at the Christmas Entrepreneurial Showcase in Millstreet: Top Awards for Davis College, while “Mini Millstreet” from Millstreeet Community School were awarded for Best Interview (17th Dec)

Donagh heads up redevelopment of Scotland Yard: Donagh O’Sullivan is MD of Galliard Group who are developing Scotland Yard (17th Dec)

Duhallow Board AGM: Healthy finances reported as Millstreet clubmen Jerry Doody and John Tarrant have been reelected as Cultural Officer and PRO respectively (12th Dec)

We had a lot to be grateful for in 2013 says Joanne O’Riordan in her Irish Examiner column (16th Dec)

O’Flynn Medical expand Homecare Market (16th 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)

Donagh heads up redevelopment of Scotland Yard

2012-06-08 Donagh O'Sullivan, CullenThe 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.

“We want to create a world-class hotel there,” said Millstreet-born Donagh O’Sullivan, managing director of the Galliard Group … Read the full article on the Irish Times [read more …] “Donagh heads up redevelopment of Scotland Yard”

Millstreet in the News – 14th December 2013

Outspoken Fr.Joe dies in accident: Former Carriganima Curate Fr. Joe McGuane (1974-79) died in a road accident outside Midleton last night … (13th Dec) also in

Our Outstanding Orators: Students from St.Brendans NS finished second at the Duhallow Public Speaking Competition … (St.Brendans NS – 13th Dec)

Four Films Announced for Jameson Dublin International Film Festival 2014: No Limbs No Limits one of the films announced … ( – 13th Dec)

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!!!… ( 10th Dec)

Unions need to have a reality check says Joanne O’Riordan in her column in the Irish Examiner as we look forward to power cuts if the ESB staff go on strike (9th Dec)

Cork County Development Plan Volume II – Heritage and Amenity: List of all the protected structures, and Nature & Habitat Concervation Areas for Cork (including Millstreet) … ( – 9th Dec)

Dates Confirmed for European Pony Championships 2014 which will be held in Millstreet, 30th July to 3rd August two weeks later than originally anticipated … ( 7th Dec) (also: Irish Examiner 9th Dec)

Thatched cottage retains character after 180 years standing is Laught … (Irish Examiner 7th Dec)


Millstreet in the News – 6th December 2013

New Holland Dealers of the Year: Colemans of Millstreet Ltd have picked up this prestigious national award … ( 5th Dec)

Exciting Divisional Scór na nOg finals: results from the successful staging in the Edel Quinn Hall, Kanturk … (Corkman 5th 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)

Bargains Galore on Fiver Friday: Lots of deals on offer this Friday … (Corkman – 5th Dec)

Emily Picks up the Gold: results from Millstreet AC’s Munster Cross Country Championships … (Corkman – 5th Dec)

Let’s Help ourselves to Prosper: Áine Collins writes about how important it is to get people back to work … (Irish Mirror – 2nd Dec)

Welcome Tour 2014: Provisional dates have been announced for the second year of the show across three weekends in April … ( – 2nd Dec)

Thanksgiving Lunch: St Brendans NS have a lot to be thankful for this week … (2nd Dec)

Let’s kick rugby cynics to touch: Joanne O’Riordan no the after effects of the Irish rugby team’s narrow loss to the All Blacks … (Irish Examiner – 2nd Dec)

From School Dropout to Silicon Valley Superstar: Caroline Dowling (Integrated Network Solutions president at Flextronics) is featured in the business section of the Sunday Times … (Sunday Times – 1st Dec)

IT@Cork Awards: Special guest Joanne O’Riordan received a standing ovation at the yearly ceremony at the County Hall … ( 29th Nov) [photo]

Caroline Dowling on the Sunday Times

Caroline-DowlingMillstreet 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:

[read more …] “Caroline Dowling on the Sunday Times”

Millstreet in the News – 27th Nov 2013

Pharmacist Award: At the National awards Mairead Reen Corcoran received the Community Pharmacy Team Leader of the year award … ( 23rd Nov) [photo]

Warehouse Operative: Cloverhill Food ingredients are looking for one … (RecruitIreland – 26th Nov)

Employers – don’t judge me on my social media life: Joanne O’Riordan talks about employers checking up on potential employees by looking at their Twitter or Facebook profiles … (Irish Examiner – 25th Nov)

November Newsletter covers all that has been happening, and what is coming up at Millstreet Community School … (

Freyfaxi: Bernard O’Donoghue’s poem was featured as ‘Poem of the Week’ a recent version of the Times Literary Supplement… (Times Literary Supplement – 10th Sept)

Athletes brave muddy course: terrible weather conditions for the Munster Cross Country Championships … (Corkman 21st Nov)

Students set for Christmas Trade Fair: next event in the North Cork Schools Enterprise calendar is the Christmas Trade Fair which takes place on 12 December at the Green Glens Arena … (Cork Independent 21st Nov) / (also in the Avondhu Press, and The Corkman)

Millstreet in the News – 20th November 2013

O’Flynn Medical Announces its Largest Expansion: Tadhg O’Flynn speaks of their recent successes in the health industry which will ensure the long-term viability of O’Flynn Medical … ( 20th Nov)

Millstreet Girls win UCD Scholarship: Three Millstreet girls received a U.C.D. Entrance Scholars Award in recognotion of their outstanding leaving cert. results … ( – Nov 20th)

Hurling Training Thursday:  Senior class hurlers are being put through their paces … (St. Brendan’s N.S. – 19th Nov)

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)

Boxing: British Face-Off #7: Eubane v Collins: Chris Eubank talks about how Steve Collins got inside his head before the Millstreet bout back in 1995 (video) … ( 16th Nov)

In the Holly Bough: Niall and Conor Moynihan appear in this years Cork HollyBough (16th Nov 2013)

Acclaimed singer back on home turf: Critically acclaimed Rathcoole singer Annmarie O’Riordan will be back on home turf on Friday, November 22 in Mallow … (Corkman 14th Nov) [poster]

Deserving young people receive West Cork Garda Youth Awards: Conor Corkery of Liscahane and Ellen O’Leary of Lisnaboy were honoured were awarded for services to their community … (Corkman 14th 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)

Pictured in the Holly Bough 2013

2013-11 Niall and Conor Moynihan appear in the HollyBough 2013As 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.

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Millstreet in the News – 11th November 2013

Pay the Magdalene women as soon as possible: Joanne O’Riordan writes on how one year after the apology from the Taoiseach, the Magdalene women still have not received a penny … (Irish Examiner 11th November)

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)

Cork Garda Youth Awards honour selfless teens: Congrats to Conor Conor Corkery, 15 , of Liscahane, who was praised for being a role model inside his home and outside in the community … (Irish Examiner – 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)

Cosier times ahead for houses in North Cork: More than 200 families will be feeling a lot cosier this winter as Cork County Council is to insulate a [read more …] “Millstreet in the News – 11th November 2013”