Class Reunion 1971 – 1976 Planned for Autumn 2016

Class Reunion
1971 – 1976
Calling all of our former classmates..a Grand Reunion is being planned for
Autumn 2016.
If you started Secondary School in 1971 – or joined us or left us at any
stage up to 1976 we would be delighted to see you there.
Currently we are compiling a list of phone numbers and email addresses so it
would be great if you would get in contact with one of the people below.
More details will follow.
Eileen Martha Creedon 087 249 1089
Maura Twomey. 086 815 1974
Margaret Kiely. 087 741 2688
John O Sullivan. 086 062 1269

The Forgotten Maggies Official Documentary

Steven O’Riordan has published his 2009 documentary “The Forgotten Maggies” online: “Directed and Produced by Steven O’Riordan with Ger Boland co-producing, The forgotten Maggies focuses on the human rights aspect surrounding the Magdalene Laundries, including testimonies from women and an exploration of the High Park exhumation where 155 Magdalene women were exhumed in 1993” … [see more]

Planning sought for Upmarket High Rise Apartment Block

Browsing through the planning applications on the Cork County Council website yesterday, we were shocked to see a pre-planning application sought for an ‘upmarket nine storey apartment block with underground parking’, on the site of the site of the car park at the back of the old Spar shop on Main Street. The large retail unit has been on sale for a number of months now (see here), so it looks like someone may have redevelopment plans. It may be a reaction to the current shortage of residental rental properties in Millstreet where it seems nigh impossible to rent a house or apartment in town (thus expected rental occupancy rates would be very high). However ‘visual impact’ and it being ‘outside local planning guidelines’ are two of the concerns mentioned in the file. An artists impression of the new apartment block (seen below) is from the file, and it and other details can be viewed through the Planning Enquiry System on the Cork County Council website. The photo unfortunately shows how it would dwarf all other buildings in town 🙁

2016-04-01 New high rise apartment block for Millstreet

A little used car park, for those that don’t know where it is, we’ve outlined it in the below satelite view of town: [read more …] “Planning sought for Upmarket High Rise Apartment Block”