Annual Perpetual Cups Event on Sunday at 12.30pm

Millstreet Town Park 
           Sunday,  22nd October  2023 @ 12:30pm
The Annual Perpetual Cups to Honour 
            ALAN O’CONNOR
            TOMMY O’CONNOR 
             CONNIE HICKEY
              JIM BRADLEY
We have a new Trophy this year in memory of the late Jim Bradley
All past pupils and friends of Jim Bradley are welcome to attend to remember him and to remember         
           ALAN O’CONNOR 
            TOMMY O’CONNOR 
              CONNIE HICKEY 
 Presentation of Trophies in the GAA Community Hall after games with tea and refreshments also

Millstreet Town Park Committee Says Thank You

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”

Sports Wallet Found in Millstreet Town Park Today – Now Claimed

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.)

Seeking Return of Impressive Child’s Buggy

The rightful Owners of this impressive child’s buggy (icandy orange) would like to have it returned to the same place in Millstreet Town Park  from where it went missing on Tuesday afternoon 30th August 2022.   The immediate return of  the Buggy will not necessitate the reviewing of CCTV footage.

Dedicated Preparation for Monday’s Sports Day 2022

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.)

Remembering Ashling Murphy at Vigil in Millstreet Town Park

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”

Millstreet Town Park Closed from 6th Dec. 2021 until 1st Jan. 2022


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

Great Enthusiasm at Millstreet Juvenile GAA Sunday Event

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.)

Inspiring concentration of the very talented young Players!

[read more …] “Great Enthusiasm at Millstreet Juvenile GAA Sunday Event”

Millstreet Town Park Update on Works 

The Playground will reopen on this Friday afternoon – 1st Oct. 2021. Please note access to the Playground is via the Station Road entrance or the lower Park gate only until the footpath resurfacing is completed next week.
If you wish to access the playground from the car park please enter at the top gate adjacent to the AstroTurf follow the pitch walkway and exit at the lower park gate  across from the Playground. 
We would ask the public to please respect the barriers and tape closures for the remainder of the footpath works. Please ensure that children remain safe and do not cross the tape  barriers to access the playground.  
We thank Geraldine from Millstreet Town Park Committee for this update.  (S.R.)

New Footpath in Town Park – Playground Closed This Tues. to Fri.

To facilitate the laying of a new footpath in Millstreet Town Park from the Car Park to the Playground, the Children’s Playground will be closed from Tuesday, 28th September  to Friday, 1st October 2021.

Children’s Playground Closed on Friday, 24th September until 2pm

The Children’s Playground in Millstreet Town Park will be closed on Friday, 24th September until 2pm to facilitate essential maintenance.  Millstreet Town Park itself remains open as usual.  (We thank Geraldine for this important notice.)

Earring Found in Millstreet Town Park Two Days Ago …. Now Claimed!

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!

Wonderfully Successful Cúl Camp 2021 at Millstreet Town Park

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”

Millstreet Pitch & Putt Club’s Next Competition

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 Saturdays 11am Millstreet Town Park

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
  • Please note: We will gather in small pods to ensure compliance with Covid 19 guidelines.
Millstreet Sanctuary Runners who assemble on Saturday mornings at 11.00 in Millstreet Town Park. Full details about their Project and Contacts we  share above.   Tap on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.)

Biodiversity Project in Millstreet Town Park

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.)

One of the Biodiversity areas in Millstreet Town Park – May 2021.
We received this image and message also about Biodiversity – from Pat of Millstreet Tidy Towns.

Children’s Playground Closed Until 4pm on Saturday – Open as Usual on Thurs. and Fri.

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.

We thank Denis Hickey for the Notice.  Tap on the image to enlarge. (S.R.)

John & Lena O’Keeffe Loved Millstreet Town Park

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.)

John and Lena O’Keeffe
Feast of St. Blaise on 3rd Feb. 2021
The very happy Dion James and Nana Joan enjoying Millstreet Town Park.
Kate, Denis and Lydia Tangney introduced us to their new wonderful pet dog, “Ollie” today in the Town Park near the Bridge dedicated to John and Lena O’Keeffe.
Mary Fahy and Grand daughter Ceallaigh about to set off in wonderful style for a walk in Millstreet Town Park today.

[read more …] “John & Lena O’Keeffe Loved Millstreet Town Park”

Millstreet Welcomes 2021

A dry bright day for the first day of 2021 – Millstreet welcomes the New Year with the celebration of Mass at 11.00 a.m. by Canon John Fitzgerald, P.P. viewed online on the excellent streaming serviceMillstreet’s beautiful Traditional Crib in the Church.

Evening time in Millstreet Town Park on New Year’s Day 2021. Tap on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)

[read more …] “Millstreet Welcomes 2021”

New Electronic Opening  and Closing System at Millstreet Playground in Town Park

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.

We thank Denis Hickey for this important notice and image. Tap on the picture to enlarge. (S.R.)

An October Walk in the Park!

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.)

From left: Eileen, Mary O’S., Mary G., Phil, Mary McS. and Joan – all enjoying a walk in the Park today.
Sisters,  Joan Wall and Kay Ryan demonstrating perfect social distancing in the Town Park today!

Anyone know the name of these beautiful birds that land and take off so very gracefully in the Town Park?   Andy have very kindly identified the birds as Starlings.
Autumn 2020 has arrived!

[read more …] “An October Walk in the Park!”

St. John’s GAA Club Contributes Impressively to Children’s Playground

On Sat. 29th Feb. 2020 the Officers of St John’s GAA  Club and their families braved the elements in the newly refurbished Children’s  Playground to  present a whopping €1,600 contribution  to members of Millstreet Town Park Committee.  Total proceeds were the result of a Table Quiz in the Bush Bar on 29 December  and the inaugural St John’s Cup 7 a side Soccer Tournament on 27 January. 
Millstreet Town Park wishes to express its sincere gratitude to  all organising  members from St John’s  GAA Club, their families and supporters for this fantastic series of fun filled fundraisers. Thank you to  the Community Council for providing  the AstroTurf  pitch free of charge for  the day of the Soccer  Tournament and to  the local businesses who provided spot prizes for these events.  A special thank you  to Connie Hickey of the Bush Bar for sponsoring medals, winning plaques and after event  food for all particpants at both events.  Thank  you to each and every Sráider who participated in any way.  Whether you paid for a quiz table, sponsored a soccer team or purchased raffle tickets, every  Euro counted, thank you.
 Finally, many thanks to Seán Radley for yet again giving up his time and providing the pictorial collage for this  presentation.
We thank Geraldine on behalf of Millstreet Town Park Committee for this comprehensive report and we apologise re our delay in uploading the feature together with the attached images.  Tap on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.) 

[read more …] “St. John’s GAA Club Contributes Impressively to Children’s Playground”

Town Park Children’s Playground Not to Reopen to Public as Yet

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.”

Millstreet Town Park Children’s Playground Summer 2020. Tap on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)