Millstreet students contribute to article on climate change – Earth Day 22nd April 2016

Three Transition Year students from Millstreet Community School attended a Climate Change Challenge Weekend organised by Trocaire in November 2015.  Kaytlin Murphy, Kate Buckley and Noelle Healy joined with 25 other students from around Ireland to explore the causes, effects and actions needed to tackle climate change.  To mark Earth Day, Ellen Donnelly (Youth Education and Outreach Officer with Trocaire) has published an article which features extensive contributions from Noelle and Kaytlin.  You can read the article by clicking on the link below:

What does signing the Paris Agreement mean to young people in Ireland?
Today is Earth Day. And today United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is inviting leaders from all UN member states to attend the official signing ceremony of the Paris Agreement on Climate Change. This is a historic day for international action … (read the full article on

This Weekend: Millstreet Walking Festival 2016

Millstreet Tidy Town Association are delighted once again this year to announce the annual Millstreet Walking Festival will be held on the weekend of the 23rd of April. As always 3 grades of walks, so there is a walk to suit all abilities. Please see attached leaflets for details. Also details can be gotten on, or keep an eye on the Millstreet Walking Festival page

2016-04-24 Millstreet Walking Festival 01 - poster
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Casement Guns were due for Carriganima

2016-04-21 Planned route for the distribution of guns from the Aud
Scouted routes for the distribution of the arms

In the news yesterday was the 100th anniversary of the attempted landing of German arms in Kerry by Roger Casement on the Aud-Norge.

But much or the arms were planned to be delivered by train to Millstreet and forwarded to Carriganima for distribution throughout Cork County. The visit of Padraig Pearse, and the thorough scouting of the area by Terence McSwiney were all in preperation for this distribution of arms.

“Halfway between Macroom and Millstreet, Co Cork, Carriganima was the intended rallying point for hundreds of Irish Volunteers from Cork city and county on Easter Sunday, April 23, 1916. The plan was for them move early on Monday to disrupt military attempts to stop German guns being brought by rail from Kerry on the line near Rathmore and Millstreet. Although the plan was deemed pointless when the arms landing was foiled days earlier, almost 500 Volunteers marched to Macroom and Carriganima.”

To find out more, go to the 1916 Centenary Commemoration event in Carriganima, next Sunday at 1pm (details) [read more …] “Casement Guns were due for Carriganima”