Lourdes Pilgrimage Table Quiz Friday 1st March 2024 at 8pm

The Table Quiz will take place on Friday 1st March 2024 at 8pm in The Wallis Arms.  

This Quiz has become an annual fundraiser to help 5th Year Students from Millstreet Community School who are going on pilgrimage to Lourdes with the Irish Pilgrimage Trust, to pay for their travel and accommodation. Aoife Casey & Holly Saunders (pictured below) are the 5th years going this year and they will be Student Helpers with Goup 126.

Thanks to the wonderful support of the community for the bake sales in the Parish Centre before Christmas, the girls’ travel and accommodation costs have been covered (€750/per person).  However Group 126, along with all other groups taking part in the pilgrimage, are expected to raise €14,000 each year to cover the travel/accommodation costs of all the young people with special needs (known as ‘guests’) who are travellingwith their particular group.  All funds raised from the table quiz will go to the fundraising efforts of Group 126.
Tables: €40/team of four.  There will be a raffle.  Everyone is welcome to take part in what has become a great community event in support of the students.

We thank MCS Chaplain, John Magee for this important Notice.  (S.R.)

The Lourdes Quiz 2023 which took place in February 2023 at the Wallis Arms Hotel. Tap on the image to enlarge.

Matt Twomey Presents His Truly Magnificent Cheque to Marymount

Catherine Hartnett representing Marymount accepts the truly impressive Cheque from Matt Twomey at The Pub in Carriganima on Friday, 19th Jan. 2024 – resulting from the hugely popular sale of Matt’s Motor Racing related Calendar over the Christmas period – in memory of the late Danny Creedon. Tap on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)

Cork University Hospital Charity Collection This Weekend

A Church Gate Collection in Millstreet & Cullen takes place this weekend, Sat. 6th & Sun 7th Jan. 2024 in aid of  Cork University Hospital Charity specifically the ICU Department.   Your kind generosity would be greatly appreciated.  (We thank Joanne for this important Notice.)

Corkery’s Bar Annual St. Stephen’s Day Quiz 2023

Corkery’s Bar Annual St. Stephen’s Day Quiz will be in aid of Millstreet Community Hospital and the Canon O’Donovan Millstreet Day Centre this year.
Quiz starting at 4pm and followed by music with DJ Nev.
All support greatly appreciated.
(Please note that Corkery’s does not have a card machine & it’s cash only)

Wonderfully Successful Carriganima “Cork Penny Dinners” Christmas Fundraiser

Sincere congratulations to Jimmy Murphy and his superbly dedicated Team based in Carriganima on another truly magnificent success in this year’s “Cork Penny Dinners” Christmas Fundraiser.   Jimmy shares the following message and a splendid selection of images.  Tap on the pictures to enlarge.  (S.R.)   Jimmy’s message:  “Our amazing Penny Dinners Collection this year of 2023.  People have been fantastic so very generous…. it’s heartwarming.  Caithríona Twomey and Co. of Cork Penny Dinners are so delighted with everything.  We got so much help from Carriganima and beyond.   Sincerest thanks to All.  What a success!” [read more …] “Wonderfully Successful Carriganima “Cork Penny Dinners” Christmas Fundraiser”

Harry’s Truly Inspirational Marathon 2023 Achievement

 Harry Linehan recently participated in the Dublin City Marathon with a truly fantastic finishing time considering that it was his first ever Marathon. Harry competed for CUH charity to honour his dad and raise funds for the oncology services at CUH. Harry is now a student nurse in UCC &  CUH following in his dad’s footsteps. “It was a very emotional day for us all in Dublin and Harry’s fundraiser has now hit €5,177.00 which is absolutely amazing” writes Harry’s mother, Gillian. One may still contribute to this highly praiseworthy Fundraising Project by tapping on the link HERE which will take you to the official Fundraising Page.  Harry is absolutely thrilled with himself having completed the marathon and more importantly been able to fundraise for such a worthy service that offered John such great care during his illness.   Sincere congratulations to Harry on such a supremely inspiring achievement.  Tap on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.)

Wonderfully Successful Vintage Car Event Today

Coordinated by Luke Hurley and the dedicated Members of Millstreet Vintage Club the very special Car Run in aid of the Alzheimer Society of Ireland was an outstanding success. Here we share just three of many more images recording the superb event this Sunday, 3rd Sept. 2023 setting out from Millstreet.  Tap on the pictures to enlarge.  (S.R.)

Millstreet Cheque Presentation at Irish Guide Dogs for the Blind Headquarters in Cork

With the Annual Open Day taking place today, Saturday, 26th August 2023 at the Irish Guide Dogs for the Blind national headquarters on Model Farm Road, Cork T12 WT4A to which all are very welcome, a very special gathering of people from the Millstreet Parish area travelled there yesterday to present the very impressive cheque of €2,018.00 to the Irish Guide Dogs for the Blind – the fruits of the fundraising some months ago which involved the production and selling of the excellent Music CD “A Millstreet Collection Volume Two” – comprising of thirty various Artists most of whom had direct Millstreet links.  This CD fundraising project was the inspiring work of Paddy Murphy, Tullig.   The second important fundraising event, wonderfully coordinated by Eileen Tarrant and her superbly dedicated Team involved a full day’s fundraising Collection outside Coleman’s Centra, Minor Row, Millstreet where a royal welcome was accorded by Mary and John Coleman during which the generous response from the public was quite remarkable.   Here we share an image of the presentation with further images to follow later.  Tap on the picture to enlarge.  (S.R.)

Chris Bennett, Regional Development Officer, Irish Guide Dogs for the Blind, (on extreme right) accepted the uplifting cheque from the wonderfully dedicated Team from Millstreet Parish. The gentleman with the green jacket at back is Dermot O’Donovan who provided us with a magnificent Tour of the overall Centre. Dermot from the Coachford area is one of a number of excellent Volunteer Helpers at the amazing Centre.

Magnificent Response to Millstreet’s 2023 Daffodil Day

We thank Phil Sheehan and her dedicated Team of Volunteers for providing the very impressive update of the total very generous response to Millstreet’s Daffodil Day fundraising in aid of the Irish Cancer Society not just on the day itself (Friday, 24th March 2023) but also on the following days when further donations were received.   The grand total is €7,313.88.  Sincere thanks to All who contributed so very generously and to All who assisted in any way resulting in such a magnificent success. (S.R.)

Spring Daffodils at Minor Row, Millstreet.

St. Vincent de Paul – Sincere Thanks for Greatly Appreciated Generosity

St. Patrick’s Conference of St. Vincent de Paul wishes to sincerely thank those who very kindly contributed to the recent annual church gate collections in Millstreet, Ballydaly, Cullen, Dromagh, Derrinagree and Kilcorney.   We also wish to express grateful thanks for the private donations received. The  following  are  the  Church  Gate  Contributions  received:

Ballydaly                €344.00
Cullen                 €488.00
Derrinagree           €403.00
Dromagh               €808.00
Kilcorney               €280.00
Millstreet              €3,528.00

Table Quiz on 27th January in The Wallis Arms Hotel

After a gap of three years, we are delighted to be able to hold the table quiz on 27th January 2023 in The Wallis Arms€40/table of four.  
Rachel Dineen and Holly Dunne are 5th year students at Millstreet Community School. They will be travelling to Lourdes with the Irish Pilgrimage Trust for a week during their Easter holidays to act as helpers with Group 126 . 
Group 126, like every other ‘group’ that takes part in this pilgrimage raises money to pay for all the young people with special needs who travel with them to Lourdes. Once Rachel and Holly’s travel/accommodation costs have been covered, all other money raised will be put towards Group 126’s fundraising efforts.

Thank you for your support.

We thank John Magee for this important feature. Tap on the image to enlarge. (S.R.)

Impressive Munster Drone Services Cheque Presentation

Donie Lucey representing Irish Community Air Ambulance accepts a very impressive cheque from Shane O’Leary, Director, Munster Drone Services, Drishane Road, Millstreet resulting from a recent fundraising Draw. Tap on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)
Fundraising Draw Winner, Don Keogh of Ballincollig accepting his wonderful Drone Prize from Shane O’Leary, Director, Munster Drone Services, Millstreet.

Presentation of Proceeds to CART Carriganima from Recent Charity Tractor Run

Last Friday Night November 12th at The Pub in Carriganima saw Millstreet Vintage Club make a Presentation to CART Carriganima a sum Total of €2885 which was the proceeds from the Clubs Charity Tractor Run that was ran on Oct 17 last to go towards the running of the CART Area Rural Bus Service based out of Carriganima,the amount of Money raised from the Event is a vital ingredient in keeping this important Service up and Running and will help in some way to keep the wheels in motion for a Service that is available to both the Community of Carriganima and a Wider Area beyond for Transport to Events like weekly Shopping Trips to Macroom and other Social Activities /Trips as required,
Millstreet Vintage Club Member Danny Lane who headed up the Running of the Charity Tractor Run paid Tribute on the Night to Everyone who made this Event the success that it was and wished CART the very best for the Future.
Millstreet Vintage Club are once again delighted to be associated with such a worthy Cause and the Club wish to thank CART Carriganima and all Associated with them
for there help along the way and we look forward to working with this great Group again in 2022.
Many Thanks to Matthew Twomey for the Photos

If you want to find out or avail of this great service please check out the link below

Wonderfully Successful “Fight for Sight” Truck Run on Sunday

Despite very challenging inclement weather conditions on Sunday there was a truly magnificent response to the fundraising “Fight for Sight” Truck Run on Sunday, 31st Oct. 2021 in aid of Alannah and Ellie when some 200 Trucks (it is estimated) participated in the very praiseworthy event.  Here we share some 21 images from the occasion as the many very impressive vehicles were about to leave the starting point at Millstreet’s Green Glens. [read more …] “Wonderfully Successful “Fight for Sight” Truck Run on Sunday”

 Munster Drone Services Fundraising for Cork Penny Dinners

 Munster Drone Services in Millstreet are currently raising funds for Cork Penny Dinners this Christmas. We are selling raffle tickets at €10 each with the winner receiving a brand new DJI FPV Combo drone worth €1399 and all proceeds are going to Cork Penny Dinners. Tickets can be purchased through our website, over the phone on 029-62100 or in store at The Old Creamery.  The link:  https://munsterdroneservices.com/product/win-a-dji-fpv-combo-in-aid-of-cork-penny-dinners/

Millstreet Branch of COPE Foundation Expresses Sincere Thanks

The Millstreet Branch of COPE Foundation would like to thank everyone who contributed so generously to their Church Gate Collection at Ballydaly and Cullen on Sunday 29th August. Also a sincere thank you to those who made a donation directly to the COPE Foundation account at Bank of Ireland in Millstreet – Account No. 92217660 IBAN IE91BOFI90580392217660
The COVID pandemic has hugely impacted the organisation’s ability to fundraise over the last 18 months so every contribution, however small, is hugely appreciated. Míle buíochas.

Wonderful Support for “A Jog for James” Event on Sunday

At 10am on Sunday, 15th August 2021 blessed with fair weather a superb group of enthusiastic and energetic Runners, Joggers and Walkers participated in a wonderfully successful “A Jog for James” event beginning in Clara Road and proceeding Around the Glebe.  To support this very important fundraising project in support of James a GoFundMe page may be accessed HERE.   We share a large selection of images from the impressive and inspiring event.  John Tarrant will also be sharing a feature in the “Corkman”.  Tap on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.)

Amy and Patrick – two of the main Organisers of the important fundraising event.
Athlete supreme – Seán O’Donoghue – was the first to complete the challenging Course.

[read more …] “Wonderful Support for “A Jog for James” Event on Sunday”

Supporting James Murphy in His Journey

To support his brother James who is presently on a challenging health journey – Diarmuid Murphy has organised a special GoFundMe Page which is already resulting in such encouraging and uplifting response by so many generous people.  Diarmuid writes in his Facebook Page:  “Thank you everyone for your amazing support.  Please keep sharing this link so we raise as much money as possible for James, as he’s just at the start of a difficult journey“.   We would very much request that you would visit the link below and consider supporting such a praiseworthy cause in assisting James.   Such kind generosity would be greatly appreciated by the Murphy Family.   The link to the GoFundMe Page is:   James Murphy and His Journey.

To Share the Link: GoFundMe Link for this Fund 

Summer Morning 2021 on Clara Mountain as viewed from Mount Leader, Clara Road, Millstreet.

Fundraising for European Championship and World Cup 2021

Tap on the image to enlarge. (S.R.)
Here are the young people (4 couples) of Acrobatic Rock-n-Roll Irish Association who are going to go to Sochi (Russia🇷🇺) to represent Ireland 🇮🇪and Dance Sport Federation of Ireland @dancesportfederationofireland at the 🏆European Championship and World Cup @wrrc_official in Sochi Open – 2021 (26-27 of June, Olympic Park) in the discipline 💥Acrobatic Rock-n-Roll. Children Category (up to 12 years old): ✅Turek Filip and Baksalary Anastazja,  Millstreet, Co. Cork.   Juveniles Category (up to 14 years old): ✅Muzyk Mikolaj and Muzyk Maja, Kanturk, Co. Cork.   Juniors Category (up to 17 years old): ✅Witkowski Oliwier and Zdrzalik Nikola Mallow, Co.Cork ✅Jarosz Denis and Wiecek Justyna, Killarney, Co. Kerry.   Taking part in 2021 European Championship and World Cup in Russia is a huge challenge because of very expensive tickets😢, visas and long trip ingeneral but we try our best to make it happen. And now we want to ask all of you to help our team 🙏 to take part in this huge competition and international event and represent Ireland in Russia. You can 💰donate and share by this link https://www.gofundme.com/f/irish-team-trip-to-russia-european-championship?utm_source=customer&utm_medium=copy_link_all&utm_campaign=p_cp+share-sheet👍 We are grateful for any help😘 Let’s do it together!💪https://gofund.me/e28d52ab
To view the video of the magnificent dancing tap on this link:

“Tap to Donate” Charity Box for Air Ambulance in Millstreet

Michelle from “Wordsworth” recently pictured being presented by Donie Lucey with the very first “Tap to Donate” Charity Box for Air Ambulance in Millstreet.   Tap on the image to enlarge.  (S.R.)

Supporing Rebel Bounty Cork GAA Draw

Millstreet GAA Club would like to thank everyone who supported the Rebel Bounty Cork GAA Draw. All funds raised will be of great benefit to the club in the provision of facilities and promotion of games. Tickets can still be purchased online at RebelBounty.ie or from club officers,before Wednesday 24th March. 
We thank Con Healy for the Notice.

Knocknagree Community Development Group Member Mairéad’s Fundraiser for National Breast Cancer Research Institute

Yvonne Brosnan has asked us to share the following feature:

Our dear member Mairéad of our Community Group all ready for her week ahead of walking in aid of #BreastCancerResearch 💕 and our #CommunityHub ⚪🔵⚪🔵. Even the dog is styling🐶 Get out and count up those steps and don’t forget to tag us on Facebook and Instagram . LINK FOR DONATIONS: