Macra Debating Success

2015-01-31 Millstreet Macra Senior Debaters who won in Naas to get to the all Ireland quarter finals
Rebecca, Anneka, Katie and Steven in Naas last weekend

The Millstreet Macra Senior Debaters have progressed on to the quarter finals of the National rounds for the first time since the club reformed.
Anneka Dunne, Katie Guerin, Rebecca Ambrose and Steven O’ Riordan defeated Naas Macra, in Naas last weekend, while opposing the motion “That farmers should not retire at State Contributory Pension age”.

It was a very enjoyable debate, both for the team and the supporters who went up on the night.
They will be taking part in the quarter final against Ramor Macra from Cavan on Saturday, 21st February.

Newmarket Pitch & Putt New Impressive Course

Newmarket Pitch & Putt is a new state of the art course located on the grounds of James O’Keeffe Institute Newmarket, Cork which will open in early March. This course is a newly renovated 18 Hole Course on scenic surrounds, redesigned to USGA standards making it more challenging and interesting for families, groups & single players alike. It guarantees a thoroughly enjoyable experience for young & old. Membership is now open. Membership fees are as follows:

Single €100
Family €220
Couple €180
OAP €90
Under 16 €70
Student €80
Green Fees €8
Associate Membership €60

For those interested in experiencing Pitch & Putt for the first time prior to investing in clubs a hiring facility is also available where clubs are free with green fees & balls can be hired at €2 each. The facility will open from April – September: Monday- Sunday 8.00am-10.00pm October-March: Monday- Sunday 8.00am-7.30pm.

For further information on becoming a member or using the facility please contact 029-60633. You can also like our Facebook page ‘Newmarket Pitch & Putt’ to keep up to date with upcoming events and competitions.

We thank Jacinta Carroll, IRD Duhallow for this notice.  (S.R.)

Steven O’Riordan to run for the Dáil

The best of luck to Steven O’Riordan, who will run as an Independent in the forthcoming General Election (due by April 2016), and who is hoping to take a seat in our three-seat Cork North West constituency.

Steven said the policies of both Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael parties “simply do not work”, that he wants to “give something back” to the people who have helped his family over the years, and “I want people to be proud of the TDs they elect. The people of Cork North West and Ireland deserve better.”

Read more in the newspaper articles below:  [read more …] “Steven O’Riordan to run for the Dáil”

Knocknagree Ladies Football Club – Fundraising Bingo

2015 Knocknagree Ladies Football Club - logoOur Club is holding a fundraising BINGO for all the family on Sunday February 22nd 15th at 3pm sharp in Cullen Community Centre.

Any business who could sponsor a Line or Full House , please call Catherine on 083 3498778 , we would very much appreciate the support.

Everyone is welcome to come along on the day: Double book €15, Single Book €10, and Half Book €5. Shop and Raffle on the day. Please support if you can. (from Knocknagree Ladies Football Club)

Seán and Eily at Café Aroma

Café-Aroma yesterday, home made soup & brown bread made by Noreen to warm you up on a cold day, and lots more amazing food on offer, deffo a place to visit if your in town!

And Look who I bumped into inside only Seán Radley & Eily Buckley!! Two amazing people with a wealth of knowledge and that do very important work for Millstreet, Duhallow, and beyond! Keeping rural Ireland up to date with past and present going’s on, all for free!

I know I say this for everyone when I say, Thank you!

(Thanks to Tom from TMC Photography for this article)

2015-02-03 Seán and Eily having a cuppa at Café Aroma 03  2015-02-03 Seán and Eily having a cuppa at Café Aroma 012015-02-03 Seán and Eily having a cuppa at Café Aroma 02

Death Notice: Johnny O’Sullivan, Clara Road

O’SULLIVAN (Clara Road, Millstreet): On February 2, 2015, peacefully, JOHNNY, beloved husband of the late Kathleen and much loved father of Jerry. Deeply regretted by his brother David, daughter-in-law Geraldine, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, sisters- in-law, brother-in-law, relatives and friends. R.I.P.

Reposing at Tarrant’s Funeral Home, Millstreet, on this Wednesday evening from 6.30pm to 8pm, followed by removal to St. Patrick’s Church, Millstreet. Requiem Mass at 12 noon on tomorrow, Thursday. Funeral afterwards to St. Mary’s Cemetery. [read more …] “Death Notice: Johnny O’Sullivan, Clara Road”