We thank Photographer Supreme, Shane McCarthy of Carriganima for sharing three exquisitely colourful Spring Flowers which he has recently photographed in his area. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)
Mushera Platform Fundraising Afternoon Tea Dance at the Marquee in Ballinagree (at the Back of Laine Bar)
Next Sunday April 28th 2019 from 3pm to 5.30pm,Spot Prizes on Door Tickets,Proceeds to Ballinagree Playground
GOLDEN (Sisters of the Infant Jesus, Drishane and Model Farm Road, Cork): On April 23rd, 2019, peacefully, at St. Joseph’s Model Farm Road, SR. CATHERINE I.J. Deeply mourned by her community, sisters-in-law, nephews, nieces, grand-nieces, grand-nephews, great grand-nieces, great grand-nephew, relatives and friends.
Reception prayers at 5.00pm on (Thursday) evening in the Church of the Holy Spirit, Dennehy’s Cross. Requiem Mass at 11.00am on Friday. Funeral afterwards to the Convent Plot, Drishane Cemetery. “Ar dheis Dé go raibh a h-anam dílis”. [rip]
Due to the Orange Alert weather warning from 5pm this Friday, 26th April 2019 we have decided for safety reasons to postpone tonight’s Millstreet Gramophone Circle presentation. Sincere apologies for any inconvenience. Our next programme (during the Festival of Bealtaine) will be presented by Michael Drew of Boherbue at Millstreet Day Care Centre on Friday, 31st May at 8.15pm. (S.R.)
Millstreet Town Park Committee is made up of volunteers who maintain and upkeep the facilities within the park. Over the last couple of years, we have put in a tarred walkway, water feature, outdoor fitness equipment, picnic area, etc. Our income is mainly from the weekly lotto and some grants. Please continue to support the local lotto. On average our yearly income is approximately €15,000 – with an annual outgoing of a minimum of €6,000, which goes on insurance, gym equipment maintenance, machine repair, etc. Our next planned project, which we have been working on for the last 12 months, is to upgrade the playground, which will cost approximately €120,000.
To-date we have received a grant of €14,000 towards the cost of the playground from Cork County Council, we are working with IRD Duhallow and Cork County Council(Clar) for further grants. We currently have €16,000 in our own funds and the €14,000 from Cork County Council, we still have a shortfall of €90,000. With the local elections looming, we are appealing to people to ask the candidates for their help to get grants for the playground.We are asking people for suggestions for fundraising. Any suggestions can be given to chairman Denis Twomey, secretary Denis Hickey, treasurer Geraldine O’ Leary or any other member of the Town Park Committee. See below the construction of the Playground in 1993 (from Millstreet Museum Pictorial Archives)…… [read more …] “Millstreet Town Park News Update April 2019”
Millstreet Pitch & Putt Club is now in full swing after the winter season. The course which is in existence since 1964 is looking immaculate with its manicured greens, lush fairways and practice driving range. Coaching for both adults and juveniles will take place on 14th May. Membership will remain the same as in previous years at the very affordable price of €20 per family, €15 per adult, and €10 per juvenile and Actively Retired, which can be paid to any member of the committee. Competitions will begin in May for the many trophies that have been donated to the club, with the most recent ones being The AIB Trophy and The Credit Union Trophy kindly sponsored by our local financial institutions.
The club is very grateful this year to Cork County Council for the LCDC grant of €8000 which will help in a big way to repair the roof of the club house which has been getting progressively worse over the years and also for the general upkeep of the course.
There is no better way to enjoy a lovely sunny evening than playing pitch and putt under the beautiful Clara Mountain, so come on, everybody welcome.