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.

Tremendous Response to Lourdes Bake Sale

All the delicious baking was sold out by the end of the Lourdes Bake Sale held in the Parish Centre following the 11.30 am Mass on Sunday, 18th Dec. 2022 resulting in one of the most successful ever Lourdes Fundraising Projects with a grand total of a very impressive €1,200.00 for which the Organisers are most grateful.  Tap on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.)

Rachel Dineen and Holly Dunne with Coordinator John Magee.
Holly and Rachel are joined by Maureen Buckley and Kathleen Corkery – two of the many kind supporters who attended the praiseworthy Bake Sale.


Millstreet Students Going on Pilgrimage to Lourdes

Millstreet students going on Pilgrimage to Lourdes as helpers at Easter 2023

Following a gap of three years, the Irish Pilgrimage Trust are finally able to hold their pilgrimage to Lourdes at Easter 2023.  The other great news is that two 5th year students from Millstreet Community School will be going along as helpers with Group 126. They are Holly Dunne and Rachel Dineen.

The tradition of students from MCS going to Lourdes as helpers with the Irish Pilgrimage Trust goes back ten years or so, but the COVID pandemic brought things to a halt just a month before the 2020 trip was due to take place.

As was the case in the past, the aim is to cover accommodation and travel costs for the two students (€790/person) with all extra funds being passed onto Group 126 (who the girls will be travelling with).  Each group is meant to raise the funds to cover the costs of all the young people with special needs who travel with them to Lourdes.

The first fundraising event are two bake sales which will take place in the Millstreet Parish Centre on Saturday 17th December after the 6.15pm Mass and on Sunday 18th December after the 11.30am Mass.  Your support for these events would be gratefully appreciated.

Thank you for supporting the Bake Sale for student helpers going to Lourdes 2017

Thanks to all of you who supported the cake sale held on Saturday 10th December 2017 in Millstreet Parish Centre to support Una Buckley and Dervla Murphy who’ll be going to Lourdes as helpers with the Irish Pilgrimage Trust at Easter 2017.  €508 was raised.  Thank you.lourdes-bake-sale


Bake Sale for Lourdes helpers on Sat. 14th February in Millstreet Parish Centre

2014-12-10 IHCPT Lourdes-2015A bake sale will take place on Saturday 14th February  2015 in Millstreet Parish Centre after 6.30pm Mass to raise money for the six 5th year students from Millstreet Community School who will be going to Lourdes at Easter 2015 with IHCPT – The Irish Pilgrimage Trust as helpers. The students are Lauren Buicke, Amy McSweeney, Andrea Guerin, Maire Ellen O’Connor, Darren Kiely and Sean Guerin.  This will be their final fundraising event before they travel to Lourdes.  The fare for their travel and accommodation will be about €650/person.   Your support for this event would be appreciated. Thank you.

Please note: unlike for the bake sale which took place in December 2014, cakes will not be on sale after the 11.30am Mass on Sunday 15th.