Presentation of Superb Calendar 2023 Cheque to Millstreet Website

The Voluntary Team of the Millstreet Website extends sincere thanks to Millstreet Community Council for having nominated to be the recipient of the fundraising cheque associated with the sale of the very impressive Millstreet Calendar 2023.   On Tuesday evening, 18th April 2023 at Millstreet Centre for Further Education & Training in Main Street a truly magnificent cheque of €1,500.00 was presented to help defray the running costs of the Millstreet Website.  Míle, míle buíochas for such greatly appreciated support and special thanks also to everyone who purchased the treasured Millstreet Calendar 2023.   Here we share images from the cheque presentation.  Tap on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.)

Margaret Bourke, Treasurer, Millstreet Community Council presents the splendid cheque to Hannelie O’Connor, Millstreet Website Administrator Team Member.

Superbly displaying (in February 2023) the Millstreet 2023 Calendar in his London home is Jerry who was recently visited by his nephew, Jimmy Murphy of Carriganima with his son, Sammy who attended the Arsenal Game.

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Upcoming AIB Changes – Millstreet Community Council Statement

Some time ago, Bank of Ireland closed its doors in Millstreet and now it’s the turn of A.I.B.   They are not closing their doors but from October next they will only function as an office where you can discuss investments, open an account or take out a loan.  The A.I.B. in Millstreet will be cashless, no A.T.M. inside the building or outside, no cash transactions whatsoever.  The bank with no cash; it’s like the pub with no beer. We have been told that our nearest A.I.B. with cash is Macroom, twelve miles away. The local Post Office will take over some limited number of transactions.

Seeing that the Irish Government is the majority shareholder in A.I.B., one wonders what is the State’s policy in relation to rural Ireland. This would seem to be another step on the road to making rural living untenable for those with no means of transport and those who are not internet savvy. What’s next? 
Noel Buckley, Chairman, Millstreet Community Council

Ukrainians arrive in Green Glens

The first Ukranians arrived into the Green Glens on Wednesday evening, and the RTÉ news covered their arrival. Pascal Sheehy interviewed some of the Ukrainians, as were Community Council members Noel Buckley and Margaret Bourke. The RTÉ coverage can be seen in the article: ‘Now, I feel safe’: Ukrainians fleeing war arrive in Ireland

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Millstreet Community Council Congratulates Joanne O’Riordan

Millstreet Community Council wishes to congratulate our own Joanne O’Riordan on her terrific radio and television performance as a commentator on the Paralympic Games. Her verbal skills and infectious enthusiasm brought clarity and enhanced our sense of enjoyment in the various disciplines. Hopefully this will be the beginning of Joanne’s career as a journalist in multi-media as she is already well known for her contributions to print media.

Joanne as Sports Journalist supreme pictured in the RTÉ Studio during the recent superb coverage of the Tokyo 2020 Paralympics. Tap on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)

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Statement from Millstreet Community Council re Bank Closure

Millstreet Community Council Ltd.

The decision of Bank of Ireland to close 103 branches in Ireland was greeted with dismay throughout the country. The inclusion of Bank of Ireland in Millstreet has come as a shock to its many customers not only in the town but also its hinterland. It affects not alone the business sector but also many individuals who supported it loyally over many years.
This is another knife in the heart of rural Ireland. Millstreet is fortunate in having the AIB, the Post Office and the Credit Union but the closing of B of I or of any business is most regrettable in any rural town. It is imperative that if rural Ireland is to succeed and prosper, we must retain all our services to which our people have every right.
We wish to thank the staff for their diligence and dedication over the years and we wish them well for the future.

Millstreet Community Council in Tribute to Dr. Pat Casey

Chairman Noel Buckley and the Members of Millstreet Community Council wish to extend sincere sympathy to Mrs. Casey and the Casey Family on the recent sad departure of Dr. Pat to his Eternal Reward.  R.I.P..  Dr. Pat was the very first Chairman of Millstreet Community Council and was a most inspiring Leader over many years involving numerous praiseworthy projects which were of enormous benefit to the entire community and greatly helped to enhance the status of Millstreet in so many creative ways.  Ní bheidh a leithéid arís ann.

Millstreet Astro Turf Pitch to Reopen on Monday 13th July 2020

While many people may feel that once the very impressive Astro Turf was put in place a few short years ago it would not need much maintenance.   But when recently speaking with Mary Collins of Millstreet Community Council (MCC) with special responsibility for the operation of the Astro Turf she indicated that nothing is maintenance-free and Mary shared the following important points:  1.  The Pitch has to be decompacted on a regular basis with some 8 tons of rubber recently spead to refresh the spring on the Pitch which over time can become flat and could lose its very significant spring.   2.  It has to be brushed twice a year to maintain the springy feel of the Pitch. 

Following the easing of C0VID-19 Restrictions the newly refreshed Astro Turf Pitch will reopen this coming Monday evening, 13th July 2020.   Presently, it’s Monday to Friday only.   Below we share images of the very recent renewal work in progress with the Pitch now looking superb.  Sincere thanks to Mary Collins for sharing such vital information and special thanks also to Margaret Bourke of MCC for alerting me to the work in progress which we recorded as illustrated below. (S.R.)

Tap on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)

Sincere Thanks from MCC to All Magnificent Front-line Workers

We received the following message from  Maura  Kiely,  Secretary,  Millstreet Community Council

On behalf of our community, Millstreet Community Council wish to acknowledge the Trojan work of the front-line staff of our hospital, medical surgeries, health centre, chemists, postmen, supermarkets, butchers, suppliers of petrol and diesel and all who helped the community in a variety of ways.

They served the community with good humour and smiles— even in the early days of this pandemic, before perspex protection and when nobody knew what to expect.
They all deserve our unending gratitude and perhaps the best way that we can show this gratitude now is to Shop Local.  (S.R.)

Photographic Competition

Millstreet Community Council have announced a Photograph Competition for the coming days:




Loads of photos were submitted, and here are the winners:




Superb Progress on New Children’s Playground Development

We thank Geraldine O’Sullivan (née O’Leary) for the following comprehensive report and we feature some eight images illustrating the rapid progress of the Playground Development by Carrigadrohid based Co. Browne Brothers.   Tap on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.)

Millstreet Town Park Committee wishes to thank  Irina Popova  for her fantastic fundraising efforts for the Playground Project.  Irina and her team  at Infinite Arts raised a whopping €1,623 from the combined Yoga classes, Health and Wellbeing Day and a personal online fundraiser. Thank you to everyone, individuals and businesses,   who supported or contributed in any way to any or all of Irina’s events.   

 It was great to welcome Irina and her daughter Sasha  to the Town Park to formally acknowledge her contribution on day 1 of the Playground transformation.Sasha, Irina and Luke in the background.

We are almost there but still need your help.  We welcome any contribution…every little helps. 

TO DONATE: you may

 (1) lodge online to Millstreet Town Park bank account at IBAN: IE61 BOFI 9058 0332 1050 69, BIC:BOFIIE2 

(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  millstreettownpark 

A superb cheque of €7,000.00 from Millstreet Community Council which includes the fundraising Millstreet Calendar 2020 was also presented to the Millstreet Town Park Playground Committee.

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Millstreet Community Council

Millstreet Community Council Ltd would like to thank most sincerely everyone who generously donated to their recent Church Gate Collection. This money is vital to help us continue to contribute to local activities such as school projects, events and maintenance of our premises.

A special word of thanks to Sergeant Paul Lynch & the Gardai, the businesses, organisations, groups and individuals who made all the events this year possible which included the St. Patrick’s Day Parade, Party in the Park, the parade for the European Mounted Games Championships & Culture Night. Thanks, is also due to the businesses & outlets who are facilitating us with the distribution of the Text Alert Forms & the Calendars for 2020. We would also like to thank the local community for continuing to support the use of the Astro Turf Pitch, the Gym & the Creche. The key to the success of our events & facilities is down to Eily Buckley, John Tarrant, Seán Radley & the team, and Sharon Lane for their advertising. Finally, thanks to Billy Sheehan of the Wallis Arms Hotel for accommodating us for our meetings throughout the year.

The Community Council Ltd Committee would like to wish everyone a Happy Christmas and a peaceful and prosperous 2020!

MCC Supporting MCS Students with Five Projects at BTYST Exhibition 2020

Members of Millstreet Community Council (Noel Buckley, Margaret Bourke and Jerry O’Mahony) pictured at Millstreet Community School presenting a much appreciated cheque to Principal, Pól Ó Síodhcháin in support of the Students who will be representing the School in January at the BT Young Scientist and Technology Exhibition in Dublin’s RDS with no less that five most impressive projects. Tap on the image to enlarge.  (S.R.)

Millstreet Calendar 2020 – Just a Few Need Recall

In a small few cases of the recently launched Millstreet Calendar 2020 a printing error has been discovered in that the months of February and November are missing and there is an advertisement for some business in another part of Ireland.   If you discover that you have bought one of these incorrectly printed Calendars please contact Millstreet Community Council and a replacement will be provided.   Apologies regarding this but it only relates to a very small number of the popular Calendar.  (S.R.)

Dan, Mary, Margaret and Noel encourage everyone to support the Millstreet Calendar 2020 Project. Tap on the image to enlarge. (S.R.)

MCC Congratulates MTT on Recent Superb Success in TT National Awards

Millstreet Community Council congratulates Millstreet Tidy Towns Association on its truly superb success in the National Tidy Towns Competition 2019.  Joe Lawler on behalf of MCC extends very best wishes to all who have shown such inspiring dedication leading to increased marks and a further Bronze Medal (S.R.)

Members of Millstreet Tidy Towns Association attending the recent Award Event at the “Clara Inn”. Tap on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)
Prizewinners and MTT Committee Members at the recent TT Award Event in the “Clara Inn”.

Thank you to all for Culture Night

Millstreet Community Council would like to thank everyone who participated & helped to make Culture Night such a success. A special word of thanks to Billy & Staff of the Wallis Arms Hotel & to Fidelis & Bernie Duggan for welcoming us into their premises. Finally, a word of thanks to the public for their overwhelming support & enthusiasm, it was greatly appreciated.

Culture Night in Millstreet

Entertainment in the Wallis Arms Hotel at 7pm will include the Under 12 Ladies Set Dancers who came second in Fleadh Cheoil na hEireann 2019, Empire Acrobatic Rock ‘n Roll, including teens from Millstreet & the USA Champions from June 2019, music by Comhaltas, Millstreet Convent School Choir, Drishane Castle Choir, Aubane ‘Straw Boys’ Set Dancers plus many more guests.  Come along & enjoy the evening.

Millstreet Culture Night September 20th 2019

Culture Night will be celebrated in Ireland on Friday September 20th. In Millstreet, the Museum will be open to the public from 6pm to 7pm. The Vintage Club will be present in the Square, exhibitions of photos, arts & crafts will be on display in the E Centre from 6pm & there will be a free night of entertainment in the Wallis Arms Hotel at 7pm. Your support would be greatly appreciated.

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Millstreet Culture Night September 20th 2019

As part of an all-island celebration of arts, heritage and culture, Culture Night 2019 will take place on Friday September 20th in the Square in Millstreet. Millstreet Community Council is inviting individuals & groups who would like to exhibit their work in the E Centre (photographs, arts, crafts etc)  to contact Marie 0872802529 or any member of Millstreet Community Council before September 6th.

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Culture Night 2019

Millstreet Community Council is inviting representatives of Pubs, Clubs, Groups, Organisations, Businesses & Individuals interested in participating in Culture Night on Friday September 20th (the Annual All of Ireland celebration of culture, creativity and the arts) to a meeting in the Wallis Arms Hotel on Wednesday June 26th at 8pm.  Your support would be greatly appreciated.

Four New Wonderfully Impressive Outdoor Seats Now in Place in Millstreet

With the superb assistance of Millstreet Tidy Towns Association, Cork Co. Council Millstreet Branch and Millstreet Community Council four new hugely impressive outdoor seats have been put in place in Millstreet – one outside St. Patrick’s Church – one near the Eurovision 1993 Display at West End Car Park and two more within the Pollinator Park in Drishane Road – all illustrated in our images below.   MCC had presented a cheque from the sale of the 2019 Calendar which helped to fund the cost of the four seats made in Ballingeary from Recycled Plastic.   The very comfortable seats are already proving to be wonderfully popular.   Sincere thanks to All involved in the installation of the four splendid seats.  Click on the pictures to enlarge.  (S.R.) [read more …] “Four New Wonderfully Impressive Outdoor Seats Now in Place in Millstreet”

Millstreet Community Council Congratulates Mark & Darragh

Noel Buckley, Chairman, Millstreet Community Council Ltd. extends sincere congratulations to Mark Ellis having been selected at centre-back for the Cork Hurlers for their vital game against Limerick on Sunday, 19th May 2019.   Hope he has a great game.   Also – Millstreet Community Council wishes to pay tribute to Darragh Cashman for his superb displays with Cork Minor Footballers.  (S.R.)

Result:  Limerick 1-19 Cork 1-26 🙂

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A.G.M. of Millstreet Community Council at Wallis Arms Hotel

The Annual General Meeting 2019 of Millstreet Community Council took place at the Wallis Arms Hotel on Tuesday night, 12th Feb..  The dedication and commitment of M.C.C. is truly inspirational in that so many praiseworthy events are organised annually, numerous deserving causes are supported and the uplifting image of Millstreet and its environs is consistently promoted.   Every success in the year ahead.  Míle buíochas for your wonderful work – the Community greatly appreciates such sincere generosity of time, talent and dedication.  Click on the images below which illustrate those who participated in the A.G.M. at the Wallis Arms Hotel.  (S.R.)
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Millstreet Community Council Extends Sincere Congratulations to O’Flynn Medical

Chairman Noel Buckley extends on behalf of Millstreet Community Council sincere congratulations to O’Flynn Medical on receiving their highly prestigious Award at the recent major Award Ceremony in Cork.

Noel writes: ” Millstreet Community Council, on behalf of the community, would like to extend sincere congratulations to O’Flynn Medical on winning The Cork Chamber SME Company of the Year Award.  This is indeed a prestigious achievement by O’Flynn Medical and a worthy recognition of their expansion over the past twenty years.” 


Video: Industry in Millstreet 1987

The RTÉ Archives have recently added a new video titled “Industry in Millstreet 1987“. It was a dark time for the town after Apple Computers had left Millstreet in 1985, leaving us with high unemployment, and the Community Council were trying to encourage businesses back into Millstreet. There are interviews with the late Ken Brennan and Sgt. Seán O’Sullivan, as well as clips from around town. Click here to watch the video. Also below are some images from the video, with lots of locals recognisable:

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