Turning your Car at the West End

We were recently asked to note that the local Gardaí have been issuing fines and penalty points for people turning their car at West End at the junction by Herlihy’s Centra to go back up town. The reason for the fine being that when you are turning, you are crossing a solid white line which extends for 20m back the Clara Road (the solid white line is highlighted in the photo below). We wonder if many people have been penalised for this, something that has been normal behaviour, and has been seen as the safest place to turn the car on that side of town?

The same has been happening to people turning into St. Mary’s Graveyard when approaching from town:  [read more …] “Turning your Car at the West End”

Where’s Santa? – Christmas Pantomime in Macroom

Christmas Panto 2018 “Where’s Santa?” at The Riverside Park Hotel is brand new, fresh and exciting. It is action packed with a cast of over 100. Santa has been kidnapped in Macroom and Mrs Claus and her chief Elf, Rudy are urgently in need of assistance. She sends her helpers Tinkerbelle and Tingle to Macroom from the North Pole to ask Santa’s good friends Nonie and Donie to find Santa before Christmas so that he can deliver the toys to the boys and girls Christmas eve. The task is not as easy as they thought as they discover that Scroogie and Moochie are behaving vey suspiciously and may be involved in the disappearance of Santa.
“Where’s Santa?” includes Christmas songs performed by the Children as well as other well known melodies to be enjoyed by all.

The Panto runs on the following dates: 2.30pm Sun 16th  /  7.30pm Fri 21st / 2.30pm Sat. See below for further details:

[read more …] “Where’s Santa? – Christmas Pantomime in Macroom”

Bake Sale for Millstreet students helping in Lourdes – Easter 2019

A Bake Sale will take on Saturday 15th December in Millstreet Parish Centre after 6.30pm Mass. 

Caoimhe O’Leary, Emma Brady, Michelle O’Riordan and Sarah Bourke are 5th year students at Millstreet Community School.  They will be joining the IHCPT pilgrimage to Lourdes for a week at Easter 2019.   They follow in a long line of students who have travelled as helpers for the Easter Pilgrimage and who have all come back with glowing reports about the experience.

As in previous years, fundraising events will be held to help cover the flight and accommodation costs for their week in Lourdes (€670/person).  The Bake Sale is the first of these.  Your support is appreciated.

Death Notice: Kathleen O’Riordan (née Riordan), Carrigtwohill / Millstreet

O’Riordan, Main Street, Carrigtwohill and late of Millstreet, On December 11th, 2018, Peacefully, surrounded by her loving family at the Mercy University Hospital, Cork. Kathleen, (nee Riordan). Sister of the late Jack, William and Daniel. Dearly beloved wife of Eddie, loving mother of Anne, Catherine and Edward. Loving Nan of Emma, Sharon, Niall, Charlene, Michael and Leanne. Great Nana of Addisyn. Sadly missed and lovingly remembered by her family, also her sister Phil Humphries, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, sons-in-law, partners, nephews, nieces, relatives and a wide circle of friends.
Reposing at O’Farrell’s Funeral Home, Riverside Way, Midleton on Thursday 13th from 5.30 p.m. with Removal at 7.30 p.m. to St. Mary’s Church, Carrigtwohill. Funeral Mass on Friday at 11.30 a.m. followed by burial in St.. Mary’s Cemetery, Carrigtwohill. May Kathleen Rest In Peace. [RIP]

Christmas Presentation at Millstreet Gramophone Circle Tonight

On this Friday night (14th Dec. 2018) at 8.15 in Millstreet Day Care Centre Frances Curtin of Dromagh will share her wonderful selection of favourite Christmas songs and music.  Apologies that we cannot send text reminders to our regular attendees for this month’s meeting as the group texting service has not been available for the past several days.  All are very welcome to our Christmas Presentation by Frances.   Below we feature two images from the December programme recently presented by Joe and Joan Kennelly of Inniscarra and Millstreet at Boherbue’s Music Room.   Frances Curtin is pictured first from left in the group picture.  Click on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.)