R.T.A.I. Visits Exquisite Millstreet Country Park Today

The Cork Branch of the Retired Teachers’ Association of Ireland visited Millstreet Country Park today (19th Sept. 2012). They were wonderfully impressed by the sights and sounds experienced from the Park Transporters as well as the delicious meal prepared by the dedicated Staff of “Nibbles in the Park”. The weather was excellent for the very enjoyable visit. (S.R.)

It was so very fortunate that singer supreme, Annmarie O’Riordan just happened to be visiting the Park with her parents, Eileen and Humphrey.   Annmarie totally charmed the visitors with her great rendition of “Bold Thady Quill” during which many of the Retired Teachers joined in.   Many of the visitors intend to return to [read more …] “R.T.A.I. Visits Exquisite Millstreet Country Park Today”

Josephine Gubbins

I recall her as a young and attractive woman she had a friendly warmth in her hello
When i was a young and a shy country fellow and that is going back many years ago
She always smiled and greeted me in passing though her i really never got to know
Her parents Tom and Madge back then were living and Josephine she was the Pride of Minor Row.

I do recall the young Josephine Gubbins in her prime one of the finest in Millstreet
So tall and graceful and so very popular she was one unaffected by conceit
Perhaps she still lives in the Town of Millstreet at home like many more she chose to stay
But going by what i do read and hear of Millstreet ’tis a changed place from the place i knew today.

[read more …] “Josephine Gubbins”

Property Tax for Millstreet

Yesterday’s Irish Examiner carried an article on “What the property tax could mean for your pocket“. Below are the details for Millstreet. It is expected to be introduced next July at a rate of 0.25% of the house value (though the IMF are putting pressure on for it to be set at 0.5%, which would mean that the tax outlined would be doubled)

Average asking price in Q2 2012 was €110,758 => €277 tax
Peak prices in 2007 was €262,289
Prices have fallen by an average of -€57.8%
Average price for a two-bed property was €69,843 => €175 tax
Three-bed property was €98,420 => €246 tax
Four-bed property was €166,875 => €417 tax

Technology for the Terrified

Computer & Internet Classes for Beginners

This course is specifically designed for those who have never used a computer. The following areas are introduced:

• Using the mouse
• Keyboard skills
• Introduction to the Desktop
• File Management
• Word Processing
• Internet and e-mailing

Classes start: Tuesday 25th September 2012
Venue: Adult Education Centre, Main Street, Millstreet. (opposite Kebab King)
Duration: 8 weeks
Times: 2-3 pm or 4-5 pm (Max 8 in each group)

The course is free of charge. Call or Text Aine on 086-7707301 to book your place. Places are limited

Road Resurfacing Project Results in Significant Upgrading of Town Roadway

With efficient traffic control management Lagan and CMP Road Planing Companies completed the extensive roadworks today (18/09/2012) resulting in a very fine transformation of the road from Minor Row as far as Millstreet Post Office. When the local budget next allows, the remainder of the town roadway will also be resurfaced but for now this marks the present completion of the resurfacing project.   We shall share some more images in coming days but here in our picture below we view how well the new road now appears.  Road markings are to follow shortly.  (S.R.)