Farmers have Hearts

2015-05-20 Conor Sheahan on the TV3 NewsBalinatona farmer Conor Sheahan appeared on the TV3 news yesterday revealing his shock at how a free health check at a mart revealed he was obese and at risk of a heart attack. He heeded the advice, changed his diet and lost a stone in a few months.

See the video on the TV3 Player (from 14:35 to 16:10)

The piece is on the back of a survey reporting that farmers are seven times more likely than normal to die from heart disease – see this article on the Irish Independent. [read more …] “Farmers have Hearts”

Darragh called up to the Cork Footballers

A huge congratulations to Darragh Cashman from Boys NS Millstreet on being selected to play for Cork in the Primary Schools Games. He will either play in the Munster Football Semi-final v Clare or Limerick on Sunday June 14th or a possible Munster Final on Sunday July 5th. Well done Darragh. We are all very proud of you.2015-05-21 Darragh Cashman who has been chosen in the Cork NS football team to play at half time in the Cork v Limerick Munster Semi on June 14th

Millstreet in the News – 21st May 2015

Ballydesmond and Millstreet meet in Back door clash – preview of the second round intermediate football clash this Friday evening … (Corkman – 21st May)

Best Frontage Competition 2015 Boys National School Talks (photos x5) • Presentation of Bio Diversity Project (photos x4) • Results from the second week of the Anti-Litter Competitionfour new articles by our very bust tidy towns group – ( – 21st May)

Nil Points for RTÉ Eurovision Tall Tales – our backs are covered as Killarney express their disappointment at Angela Scanlon’s recent depiction of Millstreet in 1993 as a backwater … (Killarney Today – 20th May)

Leaving Cert Graduation (14)- A mass, with singing and instrumental music, was one of many testimonies on the night to the group’s diverse talents … ( – 20th May)

First Holy Communion Photos (14), and Information for new pupils and parents … (Presentation NS – 19th May)

Millstreet receives investment in its water infrastructure – A new water main from the Drishane Pump in Millstreet was also completed in recent weeks with further upgrades scheduled for the pump station in the coming weeks, representing a €30,000 investment in the water supply for Millstreet … (Cllr John Paul O’Shea – 19th May)

Sack the stylist! The Eurovision stars in need of a fashion rethink – The infamous Barbara Dex Award for Eurovision’s worst dressed spawned from Barbara Dex’s dress in Millstreet 1993 … ( Life! Death! Prizes! – 19th May )

Millstreet Methodist cake sale lights candles for Christian Aid – frenetic baking from Waterville to Millstreet as the Methodist community organised a local fundraising venture that raised €600 for Christian Aid … (Methodist Newsletter Ireland – 18th May)

Ireland and the Eurovision – the Good the Bad, and the Mad – (Video) Millstreet is profiled (from 24:40 to 26:15), but they weren’t too diplomatic, saying we were “a small village”, that “there was no railway station”, that there were no direct roads to Dublin or Cork and that roads had to be built, that the Green Glens was unfinished, etc … ( RTÉ 1 – 18th May )

Eurovision ’93: Back Stage Reaction to the Win

RTÉ reporter Tom MacSweeney was back-stage to capture the reaction and spoke to Liam Miller, Executive Producer of Eurovision 93 (who had lots of nice words for the Millstreet community), the previous year’s winner Linda Martin, Pat Kenny, and the winner, Niamh Kavanagh:

If you can’t see the video, you can probably still see it on RTÉ.ie
Ireland are in the second semi-final of the Eurovision Song Contest tonight. RTÉ2 8pm to 10pm … best of luck to Molly Stirling
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