Millstreet Vintage Club are holding a Celebration of 100 Years of Ford in Ireland with a History of the Ford Motor Company and Ford Family Film Show at the Wallis Arms Hotel on this coming Sunday Nov 19th starting at 3 pm, some very interesting Guest Speakers on the day and you are welcome to bring along your Vintage / Classic Ford Vehicle as well and display them outside the Hotel and in the Square in Millstreet,an Event not to be missed, Admission 5 Euro.Contact Donie on 086 8545873 for more details.
Millstreet Vintage Club presented a Cheque for 4,500 Euro to a very worthy cause in the Cancer Connect Service on Saturday Night last at a Function in The Parish Centre in Millstreet,this Money was the Proceeds from the Highly Successful Vintage Show which was held in the Town Park last August,the Cheque was presented to Neily O’Leary Chairman of the West Cork Rural Transport Scheme who was delighted with the Figure collected and thanked the Vintage Club for there hard work on organising such a great Show and to all the people that supported the Vintage Show to make this happen,and said the money would be put to good use in Maintaining and Expanding such a Critical Service in the North Cork Area.Picture by John Tarrant.
Final reminder for return of Aubane Community Alert renewal forms and fee to be submitted by no later than next Tuesday Oct 31st to either John F. Kelleher, Secretary, Bernard Crowley, Chairman or Any Member of the Aubane Community Alert Group.
Well its been a long week with a Hurricane and a Storm just gone by which we hope everybody got through Safely and without any Difficulty,and as a Result it is only now that the Millstreet Vintage Club have got around to thanking Everybody who both attended,took part and helped in any way with our Third and most Successful Model Toy Show to date held in Dromtariffe Hall last Sunday,a Record Crowd came to see the Show on the day which was enjoyed by Everybody that attended,there were fantastic Displays on Show from Exhibitors who came from both near and far and once again Event Organisers Donie Lucey, Johnny Flynn and all at Millstreet Vintage Club would like to thank Everybody for there support and look forward to seeing ye all again Next Year. You can check out some great Photos here https://www.facebook.com/media/set/… captured by Matthew Twomeyy and more Photos by Tom Corbett at https://www.facebook.com/521710134582660/photos/…
Dont miss the Annual Model Toy Show hosted by Millstreet Vintage Club in Dromtariffe Hall on Tommorrow Sunday Oct 15th,The Show is always a great day out and there is something there for everyone both Young and Old including a wide display of Model Cars,Trucks,Tractors etc,Farm Setting Layouts,Remote Control Cars,Trucks,and Plant Hire,Dolls Houses and Furniture displays and much more,Admission is 5 Euro and Children are Free,Doors Open at 10.30 AM,for more information Contact Donie on 086- 8545873 or John on 087-9230332.
As you can see below from the Pictures Our Star Celebrity has arrived today in Millstreet after spending a couple of days Touring around the Country and should be in Dromtariffe Tommorrow Morning all going well,he got a drive from Mitchelstown to Millstreet in a K and L Truck and wants to thank K and L for that,he then went to Marios for Grub but it was shut so went to the Wallis Arms instead where he was treated very well,he then went to the Garda Station but didn’t get arrested thankfully and from there he mingled with the Locals around Town for a while,he then went to Colemans purely because he loves Tractors and is a big New Holland Fan,and from there he went on to visit Drishane and Green Glens before finishing his Tour at Mill Oils to see how the Oil Buisness in Millstreet is doing, he is now resting for the Night close to the Hall in Dromtariffe,rumour has it that Donie Lucey has given him B and B at his place but this can’t be confirmed,but what we can say is that he is still very very fired up about the Model Show now as it is so close to the day itself and is looking forward to meeting everybody Tommorrow as are all the other Celebrities including Mickey Mouse and Charlie Chaplin who are all in the area at this stage,and if you happen to come across any of them do stop and say hello or you can meet them all in Dromtariffe Tommorrow as well from 10.30 AM.
As we get yet another day closer to the Model Show in Dromtariffe the Famous Person we have been featuring on here over the last few days is still on route to Millstreet and on schedule to hopefully be in the area by Sunday just in time for the Model Show,this Morning he was sighted in Mother Hubbards Restuarant in Cashel having his Breakfast and was seen in the Town later,as you can see from the Picture below he still looks very happy as he always is,and is very excited about the Model Show,we will keep you updated on how he is getting on in his journey over the next couple of days.
The Famous Person we featured on here yesterday is still in the Country and was spotted near Portlaoise earlier today looking for a lift to Millstreet, he is still believed to be on target to hopefully be in Dromtariffe for the Model Show on Sunday next
The countdown is on to the Annual Model Toy Show hosted by Millstreet Vintage Club in Dromtariffe Hall on next Sunday Oct 15th,The Show is always a great day out and there is something there for everyone both Young and Old including a wide display of Model Cars,Trucks,Tractors etc,Farm Setting Layouts,Remote Control Cars,Trucks,and Plant Hire,Dolls Houses and Furniture displays and much more,also this Year one or two Celebrities are thinking of attending and might just turn up at the Show on the Day, as can be seen from the Photo below we already have one very famous person seen at Dublin Airport earlier with the Model Show being firmly on his mind so who knows he might be attending on Sunday, Admission is 5 Euro and Children are Free,for more information Contact Donie on 086- 8545873 or John on 087-9230332 for details.
The recent Cork 20 Rally produced mixed results for some of our local crews that made the short trip to Macroom which is now the new Home for the Rally to compete in what was a very tough and challenging Event, Saturdays stages were in the Kilmichael, Inchigeela and Kilnamartyra areas while the stages on Sunday were more Local to Millstreet with the Butter Road, Mushera and Mullaghanish stages all being used,the weather was sometimes very mixed particularly on the Saturday Morning loop and this made driving conditions quite challenging for all the Crews which as a result brought quite a few retirements along the way,from a Millstreet point of view there was a good battle in Class 10 with only just over 18 sec covering the top 3 Crews in the Class with Bandons Victor Beamish in an Vauxhall Nova topping the Class with our local crews filling the next 4 places with Denis O`Brien/Ryan O`Brien Opel Corsa finishing just 14.7 sec behind while 3rd in the Class were Kevin Hickey/Derry Healy Ford Escort Mark 1 a further 4 seconds back, rounding off the Top 5 in Class 10 were Sean Moylan/Denny O`Riordan in a Peugeot 306 who were followed home in 5th by Mike P Kelleher/Iarla McCarthy in there Mark 2 Escort,Sean Moynihan/Liam Brennan in another Mark 2 Escort took 3rd in Class 12 and as a result are Class 12 Champions in both the Irish Tarmac Championship and also in the Southern 4 Rally Championship as well in what has been a remarkable year for the talented Young Man from Millstreet,Todd Falvey/Andrew Cronin in there Porsche 911 were 3rd overall in the Historic Section and finished first in Class C1 while John Murphy/ Eoghan McCarthy finished 5th in Class 20 with there Subaru Impreza,unfortunately there was no luck for Dan Kelleher/Gavin Downey Ford Escort Mark 2,Denis Buckley/Declan Casey Ford Escort Mark 2 and John O`Sullivan/Derry Long Ford Fiesta who all failed to finish what was a very tough Rally.The Event was won by Sam Moffett in his Ford Fiesta who by just starting the Rally finished off a remarkable year by winning the Irish Tarmac Championship to add to his National Tarmac and Forestry Titles he already has under his belt as well from the 2017 Season, while Josh Moffett Ford Fiesta crashed out on the last stage while fighting for the lead with his older Brother which left Alastair Fisher in his Fiesta finishing in the runner up spot while Kevin Eves co-driven by Macroom Man William Lynch won the National Rally in his Toyota Corolla and also the Tarmac Championship Title in the National Section as well in the process,Keith McIvor won the Historic section in his Ford Escort while Jenna McCann was the top Junior Competitor and as a result clinched the Junior Tarmac Championship in Cork,Munster Motor Club led by Paul Browne and his hard working Team laid on a very challenging Route with top class stages used that provided tough driving conditions which were enjoyed by both Competitors and Spectators alike,out of the 104 Crews listed to start the Event 63 Crews made it back to the finish on Sunday Evening in Macroom.
AUBANE COMMUNITY TEXT ALERTS: Reminder for Aubane Community Alert renewal forms to be returned by Monday Oct 16th to either John F. Kelleher, Secretary, Bernard Crowley, Chairman, or Any Member of the Aubane Community Alert Group.
The countdown is on to the Annual Model Toy Show hosted by Millstreet Vintage Club in Dromtariffe Hall on Sunday Oct 15th. The Show is always a great day out and has something for everyone both Young and Old. Watch this space over the coming days for news on one or two Celebrities that are thinking of attending and may appear at the Show on the Day. Admission is €5 and Children are Free. For more information, contact Donie on 086- 8545873, or John on 087-9230332 for details.
In what was one of the biggest Car Runs hosted by Millstreet Vintage Club in recent times,48 beautiful Vintage and Classic Cars left Millstreet Town last Sunday just after 12 Noon to embark on what what was a most enjoyable Autumn Car Run which travelled to The Farm Grenagh, for anyone that has never been to the Farm it is well worth a visit,on arrival at the Farm the whole Group were taken back in Time with a Tour of the many exhibits there,and this was followed by a Meal and a chance to catch up with some old Friends and to make some new Friends along the way as well,both Luke Hurley and Donie Lucey of Millstreet Vintage Club who co-ordinated the Event would like to thank each and everyone that took part in the Run last Sunday,they would also like to thank Noreen in the Aroma Cafe for providing the refreshments and Venue for sign on before we set out on our way, to the Photographers for taking Photos and covering the Run and to all the Stewards and helpers who kept the Event running so smoothly a big thank you,and we hope to see ye all again very soon.
Photos Courtesy of Matthew Twomey and Bernard Crowley
Millstreet Vintage Club are holding an Autumn Car Run on this coming Sunday 24th September. Sign on is from 10.30 am at The Aroma Café in Millstreet, with Take Off at 12 Noon.The Run will then proceed along a Scenic Route to the Farm in Grenagh where it will stop for a Tour and an optional Meal at the Farm. All Vintage and Classic Cars welcome, enquiries to Luke Hurley on 086-8805437 or Donie Lucey on 086-8545873.
Millstreet Vintage Club held a very well supported Tractor Run on Sunday last in Carriganima in aid of the CART Rural Transport Service, the weather was superb on the day and close on 70 Tractors took to the road and made their way through what was a lovely route which included a stop at Moll Carthy’s Bridge for a short halt with the Run, then making its way back to the finish at The Pub in Carriganima, where a Barbeque and Refreshments was enjoyed by all. Many thanks from CART Carriganima and Millstreet Vintage Club for the great turn out and support on the day.
Millstreet Vintage Club Tractor Run in aid of CART Transport Service in Carriganima on Tommorrow Sunday Sept 17, Nice Compact Route planned,Refreshments before take off and Food and Refreshments back at The Pub in Carriganima at the end of the Run, Sign on at The Pub Carriganima from 10.30 with Take off at 12 noon, Contact Sean on 087 2600640 or Ryan on 086 2158994 for more details.
Millstreet Vintage Club and Cancer Connect would like to thank Everybody that came out to Support our Show on Sunday last. The Show which was thankfully Blessed with fine weather was an outstanding success with great support on the the day, over 150 vehicles were on display and to all the people that brought out there beautiful exhibits from both near and far. We thank each and every one of you for making the journey, to all the club members who helped out and worked very hard both on the lead up to the event and on the day itself many many thanks. To everybody that helped in anyway no matter how big or small we thank you all very much, to Millstreet GAA, the Town Park Committee, and Millstreet Soccer Club we are most grateful for the use of a top class venue and facilities, without your help and support the event would not have been the success that it was. A very big thank you to all our very generous sponsors who very kindly donated great prizes for our draw. To Sgt. Paul Lynch and his team, we thank them very much for keeping traffic flow and parking facilities running like clockwork, to the Millstreet Fire Brigade Crew for providing us with their time and for giving an insight into the skills and dedication of their challenging job, to the Broomhill Tractor Build Team for bringing their Championship Winning Tractor Build to the Show, to the Millstreet Pipe Band, and to Danny and Pat of Back on Track for providing great Music and Entertainment. To all the People who turned up with exhibits, food stalls, entertainment for the kids etc, to the media who did a great job in getting the word out there, including John Tarrant of The Corkman, C103 Mallow, Millstreet.ie Website, Corkmusicstation, Seán Radley, Willie Fitzgerald, LTV2, Eily Buckley, Andrew Pollock and Team of Irish Vintage Scene, Tom Corbett and Matthew Twomey. Also thanks to the following for there help: Jerry Lehane PC, Joan O`Mahony, Sharon Lane, Noel Buckley, Declan Casey, Dolly Ring, Mens Shed, and K+L Delivieries. We hope everyone enjoyed the Day and in due course we will be presenting a Cheque with the proceeds from the Day to a very worthy and well deserved Cause in Cancer Connect.
The time is nearly there for what promises to be a great Vintage Show and Family Fun Day on Tommorrow Sunday Aug 27 in Millstreet Town Park, please spread the word to Family and Friends,it is for a very good cause in Cancer Connect,and for anyone with a Vintage or Classic Vehicle you are most Welcome to the Show,for People that might be travelling a distance from outside the area the Town Park is very Centrally Located in Millstreet and will be Signposted from all the Leading Roads into the Town,we look Forward to meeting Everybody on the Day.
Congratulations to Darragh Twomey (second from left in the back row) Son of John & Maire Twomey who plays with the Crossfields Ceili Band who were winners of the All Ireland Fleadh in Ennis. Well deserved. Best wishes on this great achievement from the Aubane Social Club.
John Kelleher of Aubane Social Club has also indicated that The Monday Night Set Dancing recommences for the 2017/2018 season at Aubane Community Centre on Monday 18th September at 9.15 pm.
Millstreet Vintage Club are holding a Vintage and Family Fun Day on Sunday August 27th in the Town Park in Millstreet,the Event is in Aid of the Cancer Connect Service which is a Free and Flexible Transport Service to Cork Hospitals for Cancer Treatment,this Project is supported by Local Link Cork and the Services are free, flexible and confidential.Great Day planned with all types of Vintage/Classic Cars, Tractors,Bikes,Trucks etc Welcome, plenty fun for the Kids with Bouncing Castle, Face Painting etc, BBQ, Live Music,Trade Stands, Tractor Build, and much more,your Support would be greatly appreciated for this great Cause. Event Kicks off from One O`Clock.
For more details contact Mike on 087 2929430 Donie on 086 8545873 or Bernard on 087 7924406.
Please Note Millstreet Town Park is closed on Saturday Aug 26 and Sunday Aug 27 to facilitate the Running of this Event.
Millstreet Vintage Club held a Launch of there upcoming Vintage and Family Fun Day last Saturday in Millstreet Town Park to release and outline details of the Event which will take place on Sunday August 27th in the Town Park in Millstreet,the Event is in Aid of the Cancer Connect Service which is a Free and Flexible Transport Service to Cork Hospitals for Cancer Treatment,this Project is supported by Local Link Cork and the Services are free, flexible, and confidential. For more details on this great cause check out http://www.cancerconnect.ie
The Event is a Vintage and Family Fun Day with all types of Vintage, Classic and Modified Cars, Tractors, Bikes, Trucks and Stationary Machines most welcome on the Day, also for the Kids there will Bouncing Castles, Face Painting,Games etc with Music by Back on Track, also Trade and Craft Stands, Home Baking and the ever popular Tractor Build with the Broomhil Club from Coachford, and much more, Millstreet Pipe Band will also be in attendance at the Event, for more details you can contact Mike at 087 2929430 or Bernard on 087 7924406.
Many thanks to Matthew Twomey for taking the Photos shown here and also to John Tarrant for covering the Event for the Media as well.
(PLEASE NOTE THAT MILLSTREET TOWN PARK WILL BE CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC ON SAT AUG 26 AND SUNDAY AUG 27 TO FACILITATE THIS EVENT)
Last weekends Imokilly Mini Stages Rally produced some great results for some of our local crews that made the trip to East Cork to compete in what was a very Enjoyable Event,there were Class Wins for two of our local Crews who competed with Mike P Kelleher/Iarla McCarthy emerging victorious in Class 10 in there Mark2 Escort while Sean Moynihan/Liam Brennan in another Mark2 Escort finished just outside the Top 10 in 11th place and took the Class 12 Honours, John Murphy/ Eoghan McCarthy came second in Class 20 with there Subaru Impreza,and Colin Moynihan/Sean Collins Honda Civic had a great run to finish 2nd in Class 11F while there were also some great performances from other local Crews including Denis Buckley/Declan Casey who finished 3rd in Class 10 and Kilcorney Man Derry Long guided Colin Roche in his Toyota Starlet to top Class 11R Honours.Mike Dineen/Darren Cremin also had a good run and finished 7th in the hotly contested Class 11 R Category.
The Event was won by Gary Kiernan/Ryan Moore in there Ford Escort Mk2 with Killarneys Rob Duggan driving another Mark2 Escort securing second overall, the Rally which consisted of 6 Special Stages used Roads around the Cloyne Area and was ran in very favourable Weather Conditions with 102 Crews crossing the Start Line and 71 finally making it back to the finish after a good days Competition.
Millstreet Vintage Club recently made a presentation to Noel C. Duggan of an Aerial Photograph of his Shop and Yard which was taken on the Night of the Club’s BBQ Run held back in June. The presentation was made by the club to acknowledge the help that Noel C. and the Duggan Family have given in providing a Parking Facility for the Vintage Club BBQ Runs over the past 3 years and also for allowing the club the use of the Drishane grounds for the most recent BBQ Run held and for the Ford Tractor 100 Celebration Event held earlier this Year. The Aerial Photograph was taken and supplied by Munster Drone Services and you can check out there work and contact them at facebook.com/MunsterDroneServices
Pictured Below making the presentaton is Club Secretary Dan O`Riordan, Noel C. Duggan and John P. Kelleher who organized the recent BBQ Run.
Millstreet Vintage and Classic Car Club held a highly successful Car Run and Barbecue last weekend, the 40km Car Run started out from Millstreet last Saturday Evening at 7.00 pm, travelled firstly down through the lovely Grounds of Drishane Castle. Then it moved on to some scenic countryside as it made its way to Knocknakilla, Saint John’s Well, the Kerryman’s Table, on to a short stop in Kilcorney, from there it headed to the Eagle’s Nest, where another brief stop was had in stunning countryside with the Run finally winding its way on to the Event finish at Moll Carthy’s Bridge Bar, where a lovely barbecue with some refreshments were enjoyed by all. The weather was perfect for what was a lovely drive and the event was well received by everyone who took part.
Event Organiser John P. Kelleher and Millstreet Classic and Vintage Car Club would like to thank the following: Noel C. Duggan Hardware for the use of their yard to park and display all the beautiful cars, the Bush Bar for the use of their premises for event sign-on and registration, O’Leary’s Butchers for the lovely barbecue which was provided, Herlihy’s Centra and O`Keeffe’s Super Valu Millstreet for supplying some refreshments, Matthew and Noreen Sheehan of Moll Carthy’s Bridge Bar for providing and managing a great Venue for the barbecue and to Tom of TMC Photography, Matthew Twomey Photography, Sean Radley,Shane O`Leary of Munster Drone Services and John Tarrant for covering the Event and taking some great Photos. Also many thanks to the hardworking marshals who helped along the route to keep the event running smoothly and safely and finally to all the people who brought out their lovely motors and took part. We say a Big Thank You to Each and Everyone of You. Without your support this Event would not have been the success that it was, and hopefully we will do it all again in the not too distant future.