In Other News – 3rd December 2015

Munster Interprovincial Teams announced – Mark Ellis has been selected for Munster hurlers in Salthill this weekend. Semi-final v Leinster Saturday 2pm (

Video: At Dell Cork Diversity – Joanne O’Riordan helped observe the International Day of Persons with Disabilities (Dec 3rd) (UTV Live, #dellcorkdiversity)

Rob Duggan wins the Billy Coleman Award for the Young Rally Driver of the Year (Motorsport Ireland,, Irish Examiner)

Letter re IFA General Secretary controversy – “The agreement that Eddie Downey made with Pat Smith should be honored and IFA should get back to the business of looking after its membership” – Kilcorney Branch IFA (Irish Farmers Journal)

Long-serving North Cork superintendent retires – He was involved in a number of high-profile operations including the discovery of a IRA arms dump in Newmarket in the early 1990s and in the security operation for the Eurovision Contest in Millstreet in 1993 (Irish Examiner)

Selected Cork shops are accepting donations of Children’s toys – Munster Fire & Safety, Church Street are one of 160 collection centres nationally for this Christmas’ Barnardo’s Toy Appeal (, MF&S)

Gallery: Presentation NS Helping Millstreet Tidy Towns (Millstreet Tidy Towns)
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The Bear in the Square

Millstreet’s newest resident to has taken his place in the Square, and the locals have taken to him straight away! The Bear in the Square is one of the new striking features making up the Christmas Lights in Millstreet this year. Children (and not so small children) have been visiting him in to admire and have have their photo taken with him. Thanks again to all the volunteers who have been putting the lighting in place. Official turning on of the lights is after 6:30 mass on Saturday evening the 5th.

2015-12-01 The New Bear in the Square 1635 - Mary and Denis Lane 2015-12-01 The New Bear in the Square 1624 - Catherine and Noirín

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Eily’s Update – 1st December 2015

eily1Dia is mhuire diobh go leir a cairde and welcome.

Our annual Christmas Market was a great success at the GAA Hall on Sunday. The wild ‘n windy weather did nothing to deter the crowds in coming. The same kind of weather is making it more difficult for the Town Development Group the put up the Christmas decorations around the Town. But having said that the larger than usual tree in the town square remained standing straight and tall in spite of the elements. The decoration of the town will continue this week, and well done to all those who come out to help. Please keep up the good work.

The Vigil Mass on Saturday night was said for all those who passed away in 2015. The names of the 41 people were recalled and some their family members took part in the readings.

The Holy Season of Advent is upon us and the first of the Pascal  candals, was lit on the Alter before Mass on Sunday. Many more extra prayers and devotions will be said in the run up to the birth of Our Lord at Christmas. [read more …] “Eily’s Update – 1st December 2015”

Stages Two and Three of the Christmas Lights

Millstreet Development Group have done a wonderful job this year on improving the Christmas Lights in Millstreet. A special thanks must go to all the volunteers who were back out all around the town Tuesday evening, trying to get everything ready for official turning on of the lights on Saturday evening (after 6:30pm mass, in the Square) … and there’s still more to put up 🙂
(Click on the photos below, and scroll left-right to see them in full size)

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