Walking the North West Cork Way

Michael Quinn passed through Millstreet last year when walking the Ireland Way. He has made a video of his day from Millstreet to John’s Bridge, which include some lovely words for the people of Millstreet, and interview with Eily Buckley, lots of praise for Eileen O’Riordan, and had a chat with Enda, Bella and Nicky … as well as some of the scenery along the way.

“Roads and country lanes dominate this section and you may think it a boring walk but the characters I met along the way truly made this part very interesting. You’ll not get landscapes that wow but you will get a wonderful taste of the friendly people that make up north west Cork. So please watch and enjoy my adventure on the link below.”

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Eily’s Report – April 16th

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

The fine weather ran out for many of our weekend events here in Millstreet, but it’s a well-known fact that when the going gets though, the tough gets going. The organisers of our weekend Feile Cheoil excelled themselves in putting up posters etc. in wind and rain, to let the people know that a few days and nights of traditional entertainment was about to begin, and the gala Ceili on Saturday night at the Wallis Arms was just the place to make you forget the raging elements outside. There were winners and losers at the various competitions but the wonderful music by the popular “Conifers “, turned the Hotel Ballroom into a place of real Traditional music, and joy.

Meanwhile at the other end of Town we had an extravanza of classical music and singing provided in our beautiful St. Patrick’s Parish Church, when the mighty voices of the Duhallow Choral Society and The Kerry Choral Union joined forces to raise funds for our Local Community Hospital. In excess of 100 voices made up the cast who filled the Sanctuary to its limit. Our church took on a cathedral-like appearance filled with light and colour and atmosphere. The very large crowd was held spellbound by their enchanting repertoire which went on non-stop, for the most of one and a half hours.

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Aubane Social Club and Aubane Historical Society Presented with Recognition Certificates at The Cork Annual Mayor’s Community Awards Ceremony in Cork County Hall on Monday Night

The locality of Aubane featured strongly on Monday Night last at the The Cork County Mayor’s Community Awards Ceremony where John F Kelleher Chairman of Aubane Social Club was presented with a Recognition Certificate for the Aubane Social Club and Aubane Native Jack Lane founder of the Aubane Historical Society was also Presented with a Recognition Certificate by Patrick Gerard Murphy Mayor of County Cork at the Annual Awards Event Ceremony held in the County Hall .


TR Dallas appearing at McCarthys Bar Millstreet on Holy Thursday Night April 18th

The ever popular TR Dallas is appearing at McCarthys Bar in Millstreet on next Holy Thursday Night April 18th,a great Night of Music and Entertainment not to be missed,Spot Prizes to be won on the Night,Everybody  Welcome.

All-Ireland Scór Sinsear for Daniel

Congratulations to Daniel O Callaghan (top-left), fiddle player in the Kilshannig Ceol Uirlise  group who put together a selection of foot tapping jigs and reels to sway the outcome and collect the All-Ireland Scór Sinsear title from GAA President John Horan. Elsewhere Muireann Vaughan(Kanturk) and St. James Bailéad Ghrúpa went close as did the Millstreet Quiz team.   [read more …] “All-Ireland Scór Sinsear for Daniel”

Sliabh Luachra Cycling Club weekly notes

Many thanks to the people of Millstreet for their generous contributions at our Church gate collections Saturday evening and Sunday morning, it is very much appreciated.

A very exciting Easter weekend in store for the club with SLCC tackling Ras Mumham – a four day event covering the toughest terrain Kerry has to offer.
Best of luck to the team of Richard Cleverly, Donie Kelleher, Johnny R O Sullivan along with guest riders Richard O Brien (Blarney CC) and Tom Shanahan (Limerick CC).
Denis O Connor and Dan Murphy’s are heading to Gorey for the Easter weekend riding as part of a Munster Selection Team.
Young Denis O Connor continues his rich vein of form, with a 3rd place finish in last Sunday’s Donal Crowley Memorial A3 race in Blarney. Denis was in a group of 4 that got away in atrocious conditions and was pipped by two O’Leary Stone Kanturk riders in a tight sprint finish.
Well done also to Richard Cleverly who came 10th in the A1/A2 Section of the race.
The juveniles headed to Drogheda last weekend for the superbly organised Ras Na Nog. A three stage event scheduled over 2 days with a HQ in Bellewstown Racecourse. Amy Fleming and Ben Murphy finished in the top 10 overall in their respective categories while Kate Murphy was 3rd overall U12 (Girl).
Overall the SLCC riders performed very well with a number of top 10 finishes.
Training for Juveniles interested in either leisure or competitive cycling continues every Saturday at 9am.
Well done to our club members who took part in Kenmare GAA Fund raising cycle hosted by Kenmare Cycling Club taking in the Caha Pass and Healy Pass.
New members always welcome to both adult or juvenile section of the club-learn to enjoy a great sport and gain some new friends. For further information contact 087-7023562 or the club facebook page