Fancy Dress Event 2012 at Wallis Arms Hotel – Part Four

“Snap, Crackle and Pop” – One of the wonderfully creative participating groups attending the Fancy Dress Annual Event at the Wallis Arms Hotel on Friday, 19th Oct. 2012. One more pictorial feature to follow tomorrow bringing our coverage of this year’s superb event to an end.   (S.R.)

John Tarrant has some excellent pictures of this year’s event on today’s “Corkman”.   We shall also be featuring highlights of the marvellous occasion on LTV2 Millstreet when [read more …] “Fancy Dress Event 2012 at Wallis Arms Hotel – Part Four”

County Senior Football Final

Kevin Crowley is on the Duhallow team, though he’s still injured after doing his collar bone in an earlier round.

However Millstreet will be represented in Pairc Uí Chaoímh as the Millstreet Pipe Band will be providing entertainment before and during the match!

Also, don’t forget that our Minor footballers play in the semi-final of the Premier 2 league this Friday evening against Fermoy, in Fermoy at 8pm, under lights, as the minors go for their third trophy of the season! [result: Fermoy 1-9 Millstreet 0-6]

Death Notice: Julia (Sheila) Hennessy

The death has occurred on October 25, 2012 of Julia (Sheila) Hennessy, Swords, Co. Dublin and Millstreet, Co. Cork. Peacefully at the Beaumont Hospital, Dublin. Predeceased by her brothers, Tommy, Fr Linus O.F.M. sisters Mary, Eileen Buckley and Bride Mackey. Sadly missed by family and friends.
Removal to Adam and Eve’s Church, Merchants Quay, Dublin tomorrow, Friday evening, arriving at 5pm. Funeral Mass on Saturday at 12 noon followed by cremation in Glasnevin Crematorium. Rest in Peace
Funeral arrangements by Connors Funeral Directors,Main St., Dunleer, Louth (041-6851212)

Halloween Bat Evening Country Park are hosting a Halloween Bat Talk and Specimens display lead by Mr. Conor Kelleher of BatConservation Ireland (BCI) at 2.30pm-3.45pm on Tuesday 30th October 2012.
This is a free event. Entrance to the park is free all winter. Tea, Coffee and Cakes available everyday. Opening hours for park and cafe are 10-4pm daily.

Bank Holiday Halloween Weekend

Fri 26th – Mon 29th Oct

Spooky Activities for kids including scary scavenger hunt, tree face spotting and gathering natural items to put on freaky skeleton trees! Competition for best costume in the park 26th – 31st October.

Hallloween – Wednesday 31st Oct

Lots of Spooky activities to do around the park.

Report on Millstreet Presentation NS 1863

In 1864, the House of Commons (in London) did a Return of Name and Locality of Convent and Monastic Schools in connection with Commissions of National Education in Ireland for 1863.

Millstreet Presentation National School is listed on page 5 of the report, which lists the lay teachers and monitors how much they were paid, how much the school was paid, and the number of pupils and attendance. Interestingly attendance rate was at 45%, and while it seems low, it was actually quite high for a rural school of the time (I doubt they’d get get away with that these days!!!). What is also interesting is that the lay teachers are all names that are still in Millstreet. Here are the details:

Roll #: 2,278 / Parish: Drishane / School: Millstreet – female / Order: Presentation Nuns
Amount Paid to School – Premiums & Gratitudes 1963: £6
Amount Paid to School – On account of average attendance 1963: £42 10s
# Pupils on Roll: 446 (all Roman Catholic)
# Average attendance: 201 (45%) [read more …] “Report on Millstreet Presentation NS 1863”

Upcoming Training Programme: Duhallow Historic Graves – Care, Conservation and Surveying

All Community Members and Individuals interested in learning more about Historic Graves and how to Care for them, Conserve and Record them are invited to take part in an upcoming training programme delivered by IRD Duhallow. This training programme will link in with Archaeologists to ensure that [read more …] “Upcoming Training Programme: Duhallow Historic Graves – Care, Conservation and Surveying”

Church Television Signal Unaffected by Digital Upgrading…For Now

Delighted to report that although we were concerned that with the ending of the analogue system on Wednesday, 24th October 2012, the change  might affect the Television signal which transmits Church Services – it now appears that the signal is unaffected and therefore the Church Signal Transmissions should continue as before.  This is the current position but it may change if extra restrictions emerge regarding the use of the analogue system which is likely to be used in other ways now that its use in national television broadcasting has changed.  We shall keep you updated if any changes to the Millstreet Church Signal occur.   (S.R.)

Fancy Dress Event 2012 – Part Three

The magnificent style of the enthusiastic participants at the Annual Fancy Dress Event in the Wallis Arms Hotel on Friday, 19th October just gets better and better!  (S.R.)

Thank you for logging into our Fancy Dress features in your hundreds.   Clearly there is great interest in the annual event and also in the awesome variety of [read more …] “Fancy Dress Event 2012 – Part Three”