Millstreet students going on Pilgrimage to Lourdes as helpers at Easter 2023
Following a gap of three years, the Irish Pilgrimage Trust are finally able to hold their pilgrimage to Lourdes at Easter 2023. The other great news is that two 5th year students from Millstreet Community School will be going along as helpers with Group 126. They are Holly Dunne and Rachel Dineen.
The tradition of students from MCS going to Lourdes as helpers with the Irish Pilgrimage Trust goes back ten years or so, but the COVID pandemic brought things to a halt just a month before the 2020 trip was due to take place.
As was the case in the past, the aim is to cover accommodation and travel costs for the two students (€790/person) with all extra funds being passed onto Group 126 (who the girls will be travelling with). Each group is meant to raise the funds to cover the costs of all the young people with special needs who travel with them to Lourdes.
The first fundraising event are two bake sales which will take place in the Millstreet Parish Centre on Saturday 17th December after the 6.15pm Mass and on Sunday 18th December after the 11.30am Mass. Your support for these events would be gratefully appreciated.
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!
Alan Gajkowski and Hugh Keane are TY students at Millstreet Community School.
They are working on a BT Young Scientist Project, to establish potential suitable locations for Anaerobic Digesters in the Republic of Ireland.
They would appreciate it if you could complete this short online survey to further their research.
Hi, my name is Bláithín Dennehy and I am a student in Transition Year in Millstreet Community School.
Myself and Aoife Casey are doing project on “ Will turning off a light save a fight” and have qualified for BT Young Scientist and Technology Exhibition.
We aim to investigate whether conserving energy could be a potential cause of conflict within the household and between communities. We want to identify the conflicts between households and communities. Once identified, we will then aim to solve how to reduce this conflict and the impacts it may have.
Bláithín and Aoife.
Follow this LINK to participate in the survey
Spaces are limited.
Hi everyone, please be advised of online class times and topics for next week:
Mon 13th Sept 8pm – 9pm BIOLOGY
Topic: Enzymes (Catabolic, Anabolic, pH, Temp & Heat Denaturation Expts including exam questions)
Thurs 16th Sept 8pm – 9pm CHEMISTRY
Topic: History of the Atom (Summary of major discoveries including exam questions)
Please note, first come first served basis up to max of 6 students. Email <email> to book.
I am a teacher with 15 years experience in my subjects, and I am starting Leaving Cert online revision in Chemistry and Biology.
A mini topic will be covered in each subject per week, for an hour, via google meet. There will be a maximum of 6 students on the call, possibly less, giving students the opportunity to ask questions if they wish, or if they prefer, they can treat the call more like a lecture.
The mini topics will be exam focussed, so exam papers in whichever subject(s) you are doing are a must, as I will go through exam questions with you, and it would be useful for you to have the papers in front of you to follow along, make notes, highlight etc.
Any revision notes I use on the call will be shared with you via email, and a link for the call will be sent to you in advance. For some topics it may be necessary to draw diagrams or timelines with me, or carry out calculations so please have a notebook, pen, periodic table from your Science and Maths tables, calculator and highlighters to hand.
The topics will not be whole chapters at a time; for example some possible mini topics for Chemistry are:
pH calculations for strong and weak acid and bases
Nuclear equation calculations
Washing soda crystal titration calculations
Le Chatelier’s Principle calculations
Organic Chemistry naming system
Homologous series in organic chemistry one at a time
Difference between atomic orbitals, sub levels and main energy levels, and where is the nucleus in these diagrams?! etc. etc.
And for Biology:
Genetic crosses (5 types)
Nephron structure and function
The Heart structure and function
Energy carriers and Pathway 1 of Photosynthesis
Pathway 2 and dark stage of Photosynthesis
Aerobic Respiration glycolysis and Kreb’s cycle etc. etc.
The topic will be advertised in advance on the local FB Notice boards, and if it interests you, you can book your place on the call by emailing me at: <email>
You can pick and choose any mini topics that interest you or that you need a little revision on, and skip any that you are already confident on.
If there is an oversubscription for a topic, this topic can be repeated in a subsequent week, for those who did not get a place on the first call.
The cost is 20 euro per class, please keep an eye on this noticeboard for weekly topics.
Please feel free to share this post, especially with anyone not on FB.
If you have any questions don’t hesitate to PM me.
“Irish grinds available in Teach Iosagáin in Rathmore Monday evenings.
Phone 087 9858133 to book, limited availability
Irish Leaving Cert Honours Grinds Classes available to eager students wanting to achieve top marks.
Held in Rathmore area by an experienced Kerry native Irish teacher with Oral Irish Examination experience in her own home.
Class 1 : duration 1 hour, covers Paper 1 & 2, excellent H1 typed notes given and sample answers on the poems and stories, essays, debates and Novel covered.
Class 2: duration 1 hour, Irish Oral class, complete top-class preparation for this exam worth 40%, by experienced examiner, excellent typed notes given for the 20 Sraith Phictiúr, the conversation and the poetry reading.
Students have the option to attend 1 or both classes,
€25 per class, limited availability,
Booking is essential to secure a place.
Phone 087 9858133 for further enquiries
Ria Buckley and Hannah Keane were due to travel to Lourdes with the Irish Pilgrimage Trust (IPT) on Easter Sunday. However due to the Covid19 situation the trip was cancelled. The girls raised €2,367.50 and they have donated the full amount to the Irish Pilgrimage Trust to support their ongoing work.
The girls would like to thank their parents, families, friends, local community, and everyone who helped to make the quiz and bake sale possible. Furthermore, they would like to thank all the local businesses for their tremendous support and generosity in donating prizes and refreshments.
They would also like to express their gratitude to all those that sponsored them.
Finally a very special thank you to the teachers and staff of Millstreet Community School who were so generous with their time especially, John Magee, Jennifer O’Donoghue, Mary Randles, Denise O’Leary and Marion Buckley. [read more …] “Irish Pilgrimage Trust”
With thanks to Carmel for this photo of the 2nd year Presentation Convent Millstreet 1968-69. In the background is St. Patrick’s Church, and to the right of the photo is part of the Presentation Convent which is now the Pastoral Centre [f] [read more …] “Second Year Presentation Convent Millstreet 1968-69”
“Women Hold up Half the Sky”
To mark International Women’s Day we’d like to invite active retired ladies to a Coffee Morning in Millstreet Parish Centre on Wednesday 4th March between 10.30am and 12 noon.
It’ll be a chance for us to have a chat about changes in society through the years and how they have affected women. We’d love to see you there!
From: Millstreet Community School Transition Year Global Citizenship Education group (2019/2020)
Millstreet Community School Parents’ Advisory Committee is raising money for the Computer Room Refurbishment. The current Computer Room is outdated and the PCs need to be replaced. We hope to replace PCs with Chromebooks and create learning pods as per the plan above. Microsoft Office 365 across the school. Teachers and students are now collaborating in the digital space using cloud technology. The proposed new layout of the room will provide us with a space where students can collaborate with one another in groups during class periods. Their work will then be available to them on the cloud for future consultation and for revision purposes. Help us to realise this vision and future proof our school!
Click the Go Find Me link to Donate. We are hoping to complete this project before next September!Bright Days Ahead!
Do you have skills in French, German, Maths & any Science subjects for Junior & Leaving Cert students living in Drishane Castle. Volunteers urgently needed. Contact Caroline or Karen 085/7772284 or <email>
Please note: The table quiz will now take place in MILLSTREET GAA HALL
Ria Buckley and Hannah Keane are 5th year students at Millstreet Community School. They will be going on pilgrimage to Lourdes for a week during their Easter holidays 2020 with the Irish Pilgrimage Trust. They are following in a long line of other students who have gone to Lourdes as helpers and had a wonderfully fulfilling time.
The cost of their flight/accommodation is €670/person and the students are currently fundraising in an effort to cover these costs. A successful bake sale took place in the parish centre before Christmas.
A table quiz held in Millstreet GAA Hall on Friday 31st January – €40/table of four. Everyone is welcome to take part on what should be a very enjoyable evening.
Two 5th year students from Millstreet Community School, Hannah Keane and Ria Buckley, will be travelling to Lourdes as helpers with the Irish Pilgrimage Trust at Easter 2020. They are following in a long line of students who have done the same over recent years.
The cost for their week in Lourdes is €670/person. This covers flights and accommodation. As in previous years events will be held to help them cover this cost. The first event will be a bake sale which is to be held on Saturday 14th December in Millstreet Parish Centre after the 6.30pm Mass. Everyone is welcome to come along and support them in their efforts. Thank you
We would greatly appreciate if you could take 1 minute out of your day to complete an anonymous survey in help of our BT Young Scientist Project. It is an important issue that affects us all and and we would be very grateful if you could complete and share around our survey. Thanking you David O’Brien, Úna Healy and Finn Radamm!
Donagh, Darragh, and Harry, are currently helping to raise awareness of testicular cancer by asking men to complete their short cancer awareness survey. This is a part of the research for their BT Young Scientist project which they hope to be presenting in Dublin next January. A brave project to take on, but one that could actually save lives. It’s simple, anonymous, and will only take a few minutes, so please help them out by completing their survey.
Attention ALL Farmers: Please take 1 minute out of your day to complete a short anonymous survey for our BT Young Scientist Project. Each completed survey is a great help to us in putting together our project and hopefully qualifying for the Exhibition. Thanking you, Eabha Sheehan, Fia Hurley and Taragh Casey, Transition Years in Millstreet CS.
Please click HERE to start the survey.
Irish Leaving Cert Honours Grinds Classes available to eager students wanting to achieve top marks held in Rathmore area by an experienced Kerry native Irish teacher with Oral Irish Examination experience in her own home. Class 1 : duration 1 hour, covers Paper 1 & 2, excellent H1 typed notes given and sample answers on the poems and stories, essays, debates and Novel covered. Class 2: duration 1 hour, Irish Oral class, complete top-class preparation for this exam worth 40%, by experienced examiner, excellent typed notes given for the 20 Sraith Phictiúr, the conversation and the poetry reading. There is limited availability, booking is essential to secure a place. Phone 087 9858133.
I wonder if anyone can help with the following question we received today, likely about Drishane Convent School:
“Hello, a cousin of mine studied at a residential post primary college in or near Millstreet in the early 1950’s. It might have been called Drishane Castle. What qualifications might the pupils have got in Domestic Science or kindred subjects? I would be grateful for any information to put in her obituary that will be needed any day.
Many thanks, Mary”
If you know, please leave a comment below, or send an email to <firstname.lastname@example.org>, and we will forward the answers.
Need help with Leaving Cert chemistry?
I have over 10 years teaching experience and offer chemistry grinds, one to one or small groups (max 3). I can help revise the entire course or aspects that you struggle with. Phone 085 8467230 for more information.
Irish Leaving Cert Honours Grinds available to eager students wanting to attain top grades. Held in teacher’s home near Rathmore, native Kerry Irish speaker and experienced Oral Irish Examiner. 2 hour grinds include: 1 hour covers Paper 1 (essays and debates) and Paper 2 covers poems, stories and the novel. 1 hour covers the Irish Oral Exam, excellent typed H1 notes given on all aspects of the course. Availability is limited so booking is essential, phone 087 9858133
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