Our sincere thanks to Fr. James McSweeney for the seven splendid pictures just sent live from Dublin of the wonderfully talented Students of Millstreet Community School who are presently attending this highly prestigious Annual Exhibition at the RDS. Special thanks also to teacher Shane Guerin for making contact with us and in sharing the uplifting story of Millstreet in the Capital! Shane wishes to acknowledge the much appreciated financial support from Millstreet Community Council which has been provided not only this year but on many previous years also helping to fund this marvellously educational annual visit to the national competition. (S.R.)
The school maintained its impressive record at this event with all 4 proposed projects making it through to the RDS:
Bill Kelleher, Darragh McSweeney and Jasper Lennon will investigate “What are the consequences of project maths?”(Social and Behavioural Sciences),
Niall Murphy, Patrick Dineen and Mark Dennehy will research “A statistical investigation into the impact of the black card” (Social and Behavioural Sciences),
Megan Ring, Victoria Maslach and Daniel O’Callaghan will study “Wild Wednesday- what has Darwin taught us about trees?” (Biological and Ecological), and
Ava Barry, Chloe Collins and Sarah Dennehy researched “An investigation into the attendance levels at women’s sports” (Social and Behavioural Sciences).
2077 projects were submitted nationally and with just 550 being accepted, the four accepted from Millstreet already represents a major achievement. All had a ball in Dublin, joined on the final day by the full T.Y. group and 2nd years.
After winning the Junior county championship, Millstreet’s introduction to Intermediate football starts with the Division 4 football league in four weeks time and a trip to Glanmire. Here are the first six games:
08/02/2015 Glanmire v Millstreet
15/02/2015 Grenagh v Millstreet
22/02/2015 Millstreet v Adrigole
15/03/2015 Rockchapel v Millstreet
29/03/2015 Millstreet v Youghal
12/04/2015 Mayfield v Millstreet
Division 4 teams: Kildorrery, Mayfield, Rockchapel, Na Piarsaigh, Grenagh, Kanturk, Millstreet, Adrigole, Ballydesmond, Youghal, Glanmire, Aghabullogue. Full details from gaacork.ie
At Millstreet we stopped a few minutes, and most of the passengers took a lunch. A loaf of bread, the shell of half a cheese and a huge piece of cold baked beef were set upon the table in the dirty barroom. Each went and cut for himself, filling mouth, hands and pockets as he chose. Those who took meat paid a shilling ; for the bread and cheese, a sixpence. The Englishmen had their beer, the Irishmen their whiskey, the Americans cold water. Our party came out with hands full, but the host of wretches about the coach, who seemed to need it more than we, soon begged it all away from us, and then besought us, ” Please, sir, a ha’-penny, and may God reward ye in heaven.” A woman lifted up her sick child, in which was barely the breath of life, muttering, ” Pray, yer honour, give me a mite for my poor childer, a single penny, and may God save yer shoul.” Several deformed creatures stationed themselves along the street, and shouted after us in the most pitiful tones. Others ran beside the [read more …] “A Visitor to Millstreet in 1850”