Usually this time of year, the Millstreet Christmas Lights committee would be preparing for their Annual Church Gate collection and getting their sponsorship letters ready to send to all the local businesses. However, this year is a lot different! There is no collection, and it doesn’t feel right to ask the businesses that have (and still are) facing uncertain times for donations.
We hope by setting up this , it’ll allow all locals, near and far, to donate a small amount as easily as possible. Please click on the following link to support us. gf.me/u/y5iv59
Our Credit Union account is also available for those who wish to donate directly: CU Account No.: 55654/24 IBAN: IE54MATN99221205565405 BIC: MATNIE21
And as always donations can be handed into: ~ Niamh @ Wordsworth ~ Noreen @ Noirín’s Boutique ~ Catherine @ Dick Pomeroy & Co Auctioneers
We have a surprise or two up our sleeves for this year and can’t wait for everyone (especially the children!) to see!
The wonderfully dedicated Millstreet Christmas Lights Committee are holding their annual Church Gate Collection this weekend. Generous support not only helps to maintain the uplifting festive town decorations but also allows the purchase of even more superbly impressive light features. It’s also truly encouraging that people from abroad such as Patrick W. O’Leary of Louisville, Kentucky post their generous and much appreciated donation from abroad to support such an important local activity. Click on the images below to enlarge. (S.R.)
This weekend the Millstreet Christmas Lights will have a church gate collection outside Millstreet Church for 6:30pm mass on Saturday and 11:30am mass on Sunday, as well as 9:00am mass in Ballydaly Sunday morning. All money collected goes towards the lighting fund and upkeep of decorations. All support is greatly appreciated. 👏🏼 [f]
We thank Photographer Supreme, Neil O’Connor of West End, Millstreet and now residing with his Family in U.S.A. for having shared a truly wonderful selection of some 11 images which he captured at The Square on the night in early Dec. 2018 of the official turning on of the lights at the National Monument. His telephoto pictures of members of the Pipe Band and Millstreet Community Singers are magnificent. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.) [read more …] “Neil O’Connor’s Magnificent Pictorial Coverage of Christmas Square Event 2018”
On behalf of The Christmas Lights Committee we would like to thank the electricians and all who volunteered their time and equipment to decorate our town for the festive season. We would also like to thank all who contributed to the Church gate collection, attended the Christmas Market and decorated their premises. We are grateful to our community and businesses for their continued financial donations. #communityspirit
Wednesday night (13th December) the Millstreet Community Council presented a cheque contributing towards the cost for the Millstreet Christmas Lights Committee. Held in the Wallis Arms and photographed by Justin Black, Justborn Photography, Millstreet
Great credit and a special thanks must go to all the volunteers who were back out all around the town on Monday and Friday evenings last week, putting all the Christmas Lights back in place, and making Millstreet feel like Christmas for the coming season. Also a special note of thanks to Millstreet Country Park who have donated our wonderful Christmas Tree once again. Some photos from the evening are below, but a few helper elves got away without being photographed ! – from the Millstreet Lights Committee
Millstreet Christmas Lights Committee will meet in the Square on Thursday next 28th at 7pm, and would be very grateful to anyone who would be free to volunteer a few hours to help take down the Christmas lights. Electricians, helpers and cherry pickers are especially required.
Thanks to all who volunteered and gave of their time to put up our wonderful Christmas display this year.
Millstreet’s newest resident to has taken his place in the Square, and the locals have taken to him straight away! The Bear in the Square is one of the new striking features making up the Christmas Lights in Millstreet this year. Children (and not so small children) have been visiting him in to admire and have have their photo taken with him. Thanks again to all the volunteers who have been putting the lighting in place. Official turning on of the lights is after 6:30 mass on Saturday evening the 5th.
Millstreet Development Group have done a wonderful job this year on improving the Christmas Lights in Millstreet. A special thanks must go to all the volunteers who were back out all around the town Tuesday evening, trying to get everything ready for official turning on of the lights on Saturday evening (after 6:30pm mass, in the Square) … and there’s still more to put up 🙂 (Click on the photos below, and scroll left-right to see them in full size)
Stage one of Millstreet Christmas Lights was completed on Thursday night, and it includes a lovely new Swan in the fountain at West End. A special thanks to the volunteer electricians and helpers for a great job. More lovely decorations to follow to enhance our lovely town for Christmas. photos below were sent to us from Noreen, Niamh, and Michelle.
We would like to thank everyone that helped to make the Christmas decoration of Millstreet a success this year. Many people volunteered and contributed in different ways. From the electricians, machinery operators and helpers who put up the lights to the houses and businesses and organisations who paid for the electricity, those who donated trees, money, tools, equipment and time, tea and sandwiches and everyone who spread the word – it couldn’t have happened without you and we very much appreciate your help.