A bicycle (pictured below) went missing from Millstreet Town Park last Sunday evening, 2nd July 2023. Information regarding the missing bicycle would be greatly appreciated. Please contact 087 233 8261. Sincere thanks.
We thank Geraldine O’Leary for the following greatly appreciated Report on the recent wonderfully successful Free Family Fun Day in the splendid setting of Millstreet Town Park blessed with glorious weather. We also share a selection of images from the superbly enjoyable event. Tap on the pictures to enlarge. (S.R.)
Millstreet Town Park Committee Says Thank You
Millstreet Town Park Committee fully sponsored a free family fun day in Millstreet Town Park on the afternoon of Sunday 11th June 2023. The event was a great success with many happy faces on the day. Millstreet Town Park were delighted to welcome back Kenny the Clown who put on a magic show, balloon modelling and tattoo art. Local firms the Animal Roadshow and Fineoaks Alpacas proved a huge hit with young and old alike. Chairperson, Denis Twomey advised, “The day was one to say thank you to each and every Sráider who rallied behind our fundraising for the complete revamp of our playground and subsequent installation of a zipwire. The support from our local businesses, Lotto, Community Council, clubs, schools and individuals was to the fore and is to be applauded. Whether you arranged or attended an event, provided sponsorship or made a business or personal donation at home or overseas– thank you. We also wish to publicly thank IRD Duhallow and Cork County Council for providing total grants covering over 50% of these combined projects. The balance of over €60,000 was raised in the community. Thank you Millstreet. With various Covid 19 Lockdown’s we never officially opened these projects. The committee instead decided to sponsor in full a thank you day for the people of Millstreet.”
The event coincided with Millstreet national schools’ parents association fundraising walk through Drishane castle grounds and after picnic in the Town Park. Local firms Dansa Coffee and Mr Cool were on hand to provide much needed refreshments. “It was great to collaborate with the local parents association to maximise footfall for both events resulting in a very eventful, fun day all round.”
Since its opening in the 1950s Millstreet Town Park continues to be managed by the all volunteering Millstreet Town Park Committee. The widely used and much valued 13 acre multi use park is maintained by a Community Employment scheme and funded by a part share in the local Lotto, grant aid, club subscriptions and donations. [read more …] “Millstreet Town Park Committee Says Thank You”
Earlier today (Friday, 17th Feb. 2023) a Sports Wallet was found in Millstreet Town Park. The Wallet has now been claimed by its Owner. Special thanks to the person who found the Wallet and to the person who brought it to our attention. (S.R.)
The AGM of Millstreet Town Park Committee is scheduled to be held at Millstreet Day Centre (Canon O’Donovan Centre) on Friday, 27th January, 2023 at 8pm.
On this Sunday evening (12th June 2022) we meet with some of the wonderfully dedicated Sports Coordinating Committee Members in Millstreet Town Park preparing for this Monday’s Annual School Sports. Sports Day has always been such a superbly energetic and exciting event and we are so blessed to have such a magnificent venue at the Town Park for the truly splendid occasion. Every success to All. Tap on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)
We thank Photographer supreme, John Tarrant for very kindly sharing this special selection of images recording Friday (14th Jan. 2022) evening’s Candlelight Vigil at Millstreet Town Park in memory of the late Ashling Murphy. May Ashling rest in peace. (S.R.) [read more …] “Remembering Ashling Murphy at Vigil in Millstreet Town Park”
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On a day (Sunday, 17th Oct. 2021) when we got to hear the magnificent sound of Millstreet Pipe Band for the very first time since COVID-19 Lockdown we witnessed inspiring enthusiasm from the many young Players participating in the various games. Great credit is due to the dedicated Coordinators. Here we share images from the wonderfully happy sporting occasion when we recalled the memory of Connie Kelleher, Tommy and Alan O’Connor, Connie Hickey & other late marvellous GAA Stalwarts. Tap on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)
This Earring was found in Millstreet Town Park two days ago. Owner is welcome to contact us on 086 825 0074 and we shall put in contact with the kind person who found the attractive piece of jewellery. Tap on the image to enlarge. (S.R.) Delighted to report that within 30 minutes of our uploading this Notice the Owner of the Earring has made contact!
The wonderfully successful Millstreet Cúl Camp 2021 concludes this Friday, 13th August 2021. On Thursday Cork Footballer Supreme, Seán Meehan (from Kiskeam) paid a greatly appreciated visit to the week long Cúl Camp where he was a true source of inspiration to the many young participants – signing jerseys, hurleys and helmets as well as sharing some of his magnificent football skills. Great credit is also due to the excellent Coordinators and Coaches during a week of mixed weather and having to adhere to the many rules during this COVID-19 era. Here we share a large selection of images from our visit to the outstanding Cúl Camp on Thursday, 12th August. Tap on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)See some 21 more images below: [read more …] “Wonderfully Successful Cúl Camp 2021 at Millstreet Town Park”
The next competition will be the “Credit Union 3 Ball Scramble” open to all adult and juvenile members. If interested please send your name to 086 8510423 before 6 pm on Monday 2 August. Teams of 3 players of mixed ability will be drawn. Competitors can play anytime during the following week up to 8pm on Sunday 15th August 2021.
Millstreet Sanctuary Runners
- Would you like to run, walk or jog with us?
- We meet Saturdays at 11am at the main entrance to Millstreet Town Park.
- Sanctuary Runners is Solidarity-Through-Sport movement bringing together citizens, migrants & asylum seekers in solidarity, friendship & respect.
- For queries or more information please email us: info @sanctuaryrunners.ie.
- Please note: We will gather in small pods to ensure compliance with Covid 19 guidelines.
Millstreet Town Park is committed to increasing biodiversity in our area. We are currently not mowing certain areas of the Town Park to allow wildflowers to grow and to encourage the return of butterflies and bees. This pilot project will be reviewed in the near future, to determine if these wildflower areas should be reduced or further developed. We thank Denis Hickey of Millstreet Town Park Committee for this notice. (S.R.)
The Children’s Playground in Millstreet Town Park will remain closed on Saturday, 3rd April 2021 until 4pm. Open as usual this Thursday and Friday.
On this Wednesday, 3rd Feb. 2021 – the Feast of St. Blaise – we share a very special memory of the late John and Lena O’Keeffe of Main Street, Millstreet for whom Millstreet Town Park was a treasured setting. Hannelie O’Connor shares her favourite photo of John and Lena who always took up their same position to view the Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade. In tribute to John and Lena’s love of Millstreet Town Park we visited today and met with some very happy people who spoke so very highly of the hugely popular Couple. May John and Lena who so enriched all our lives here in Millstreet and far beyond rest in peace. Tap on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)
Millstreet Town Park Committee wishes to advise that a new electronic opening and closing system has been installed at the entrance to the playground. The opening time for the playground is 09:00 and the closing time will be 17:00 for the months of December and January. We would like to thank Cork County Council for the grant for this equipment.
On this Thursday, 1st Oct. 2020 we take you on a walk in Millstreet Town Park where we meet many enjoying the pleasant weather and the beauty of Autumn. Tap on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)
We thank Denis Hickey (representing Millstreet Town Park Committee) for the following statement:
“Millstreet Town Park Committee notes the announcement that as part of Phase Two of the Government Covid-19 roadmap, supervised playgrounds will be allowed to re-open from Monday 8th June.
Millstreet Town Park Committee does not operate a supervised playground. Pending further clarification Millstreet playground will not be re-opening from Monday 8th June 2020.”
We we sent pictures of two different used latex gloves discarded by the pathway at the football pitch in the Town Park last evening. It’s sad to see, so to whoever discarded them: If you make the effort to go for a walk in the Town Park, please make the effort to pick up your rubbish and take it home with you.