Lest We Forget (14) – January 12th – 31st, 1920

(Continuing our series on the events of 1920 with the help of the daily newspaper of the First Dáil, the Irish Bulletin.)


The following are the Acts of Aggression Committed in Ireland by the Armed Military and Police of the Usurping English Government – as reported in the Irish Daily Press, for the Week Ending JANUARY 17th, 1920.

MONDAY, JANUARY 12th, 1920.

Raids:- Armed police raided the residence of Mr. P. P. Doyle, Chairman of the Athy Urban District Council, in order to dismantle his Motor car. The car was not on the premises. The Sinn Fein Election Rooms were raided at Kingstown Co. Dublin, and all available Election Literature was seized. The literature was being used in the Municipal Election campaign now proceeding throughout Ireland. At Tullamore and in the surrounding districts, armed police raided and searched upwards of 50 houses.
Arrests:- A young man named Cunningham was seized in his mother’s house, and taken to the Bridewell, Dublin, on a charge of discharging firearms. He was subsequently released.  [read more …] “Lest We Forget (14) – January 12th – 31st, 1920”

Playground Donation Thank You

Millstreet Town Park Committee wish to thank  Catherine Tarrant of Tarrant Accountancy & Taxation  Services, Coole, Millstreet for her very generous  donation to the Playground Project.  The growing support from the cross section  of our local businesses is fantastic and much appreciated. If you want to join your local colleagues supporting the Town Park  we would be delighted to receive your contribution … the momentum is strong let’s keep it going Millstreet!

TO DONATE: you may
(1) lodge online to Millstreet Town Park bank account: BIC-BOFIIE2D; IBAN-IE61BOFI90580332105069
(2) lodge cash or cheque in person  at Millstreet Credit Union – reference Millstreet Town Park account
(3) send a cheque payable to ” Millstreet Town Park ” care of  FAS Offices, Millstreet Community Gym,  Millstreet
If you wish to confirm your donation we would be delighted to hear from you at  <email>

Spacenet climber to feature in new Playground in Town Park

[read more …] “Playground Donation Thank You”

Lourdes table quiz for two Millstreet students – Friday 31st January (CHANGE OF VENUE)

Please note: The table quiz will now take place in MILLSTREET GAA HALL

Ria Buckley and Hannah Keane are 5th year students at Millstreet Community School.  They will be going on pilgrimage to Lourdes for a week during their Easter holidays 2020 with the Irish Pilgrimage Trust.  They are following in a long line of other students who have gone to Lourdes as helpers and had a wonderfully fulfilling time.

The cost of their flight/accommodation is €670/person and the students are currently fundraising in an effort to cover these costs.  A successful bake sale took place in the parish centre before Christmas.

A table quiz held in Millstreet GAA Hall on Friday 31st January – €40/table of four. Everyone is welcome to take part on what should be a very enjoyable evening.