Great Turnout for the Truck Run for Jacob last Sunday

The Truck Run for Jacob was a fantastic Success last Sunday. 80 Trucks took part on the day, here is a note of thanks from Mike P. Kelleher of Millstreet Vintage Club who headed up the Organising Team for the Truck Run.

Hi all just a note to say thanks to everyone that took part in the Truck Run on Sunday last, a big thank you to the Truck Drivers and Business`s that supported the run. Thanks to the Bikers for their marshalling, thanks to Tony O’Brien for the bar-b-que, thanks to TMC for covering the day, thanks to Yanis Photo for the pictures, thanks to John for the teas and coffees, thanks to all in the Club that helped out, thanks to the Garda Siochana for helping the event run smoothly, thanks to John Tarrant of the Corkman and C103 for getting the word out there and last but not least thanks to Gordon O Keeffe and Breeda O Keeffe K&L deliveries for the use of their premises, without it the run would not have been possible. Millstreet Vintage Club are pleased with the money for Jacob that was raised and and I will update with the final figure soon,hope to see you all again at the next outing. Thanks again to Everyone.
Mickey P.

Below is a Selection of Photos taken by Tom Corbett of TMC Photos on the day and you can see all of Toms Photos on the Link here at

Tom also took a great Video of the Run as well on this link at

If anybody wants to get Pictures from last Sunday you can send Tom a Message or Email him on his Facebook Page at



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Clara Loop Walk with IRD Duhallow

Tomorrow Wednesday evening August 1st, Duhallow IRD are hosting a walk around the Clara Loop, the first of five walks around Duhallow in August.  Refreshments will be held at the end of the walk, which takes about two and a half hours to complete. Details in the poster below:

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Eily’s Report 31st July

Dia is Mhuire díobh go léir a chairde and welcome to my Report.

I’m glad somebody has highlighted the structures at the Mount Leader House again. They can be seen on our website at the moment. I have been asking about them over the years without getting any answers as to what they were used for. I think they were a feature in many lordly estates. If you look at page 18 of Seán Radley’s wonderful book, Picture Millstreet, you’ll see a man making a speech standing on a similar one in the Coomlogane Estate, long before it became the Green Glens. Needless to say we’d love to learn more about these lovely sturdy stone structures, so let us keep on digging.


Still with MountLeader, The fundraising Truck Run which started out from the Industrial Estate on Sunday was a mighty success. The town stood still as the parade of power thundered through to town and on to its planned route, which took them on a picturesque tour of the county. It was all in aid of the little boy Jacob, who was born without eyes. His parents have decided to take him home to their native Poland, and we hope that the kindness of the Millstreet   people will go a long way in helping them in their new life back home.

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