Dromtariff Parish Bazaar

Annual Dromtariffe Parish Bazaar

in aid of the schools of the parish

will be held on

Sunday the 26th of November

Any donations of Books, Home Baking, Spinner prizes, etc would be greatly appreciated

and can be dropped into Derinagree NS, Dromagh NS or Rathcoole NS

over the next couple of weeks or to the Parish Hall on the morning of the Bazaar.

Meetings to organise it are held in the Parish Hall

every Wednesday at 8.30pm

all welcome

Your support is greatly appreciated.

Eily’s Report 14th November

Dia is mhuire diobh go leir a cairde and welcome to my weekly report.

Please take note that  tonight’s  meeting of the Community Council  has been cancelled owing  the Ireland/ Denmark Game which will played at the Aviva Stadium  and broadcast on RTE2 from 7.45.

The Millstreet Christmas Market will be held at the GAA Hall on Sunday November 26th. Just the place to catch up with friends for a cup ‘o tea and a chat, also to pick up some nice Christmas Presents. Local Calendars for 2018 will also be on sale there. The proceeds to go to the Christmas Lights Fund.

Christmas Lights Church Gate collection this weekend November 18/19 Please support them well.

[read more …] “Eily’s Report 14th November”

Eily’s Report – 7th November

Dia is Mhuire diobh go leir a cairde and welcome.

There is a meeting at McCarthy’s Bar tonight organised by the Community Council to further plan the Millstreet Talent Festival. It starts at 8.30. Please take note of the change of venue.  The Council are pleased at the amount of public interest in the venture, and tonight’s meeting is all about the way ahead so please support it well.

My apologies for not being with you last week, I was swept away by the ghosts and ghouls of Halloween.

The changing of the time has made our dark evenings seem very very long and the wet weather doesn’t help, so it is more important now than ever that we find some pleasant ways of passing the long evenings. It’s good to know that there’s lots to choose from. The pubs and the clubs are pulling out all the stops to out do one another. [read more …] “Eily’s Report – 7th November”

2017 Irish Red Cross Leslie Bean De Barra award

Gerald Duggan  Rathcoole was recently  nominated for the 2017 Irish Red Cross  Leslie Bean De Barra  award for his commitment to caring for his parents.
In  his recognition for the award Gerald, his brother John and Patrica Guerin attended the Cork Irish Red Cross event at the Oriel House Hotel, Ballincollig .  Members of the Local Red Cross branch Kanturk/ Millstreet were present to share in the celebrations.

[read more …] “2017 Irish Red Cross Leslie Bean De Barra award”

Eily’s Report – 24th October

Dia is mhuire diobh go leir a cairde and welcome to my Report.

The talk of the parish at the moment is the Community Talent Competitions that our Community Council have launched. During the winter months it is hoped that everybody will get stuck in and make the long nights more stimulating and enjoyable. Everybody is asked to take part in one way or another. The program is confined to over 16s. Entry fee €20 per group. Prize money €800.

1st prize €500, 2nd €200, 3rd €100, Closing date for entries  November 4th. Each group is expected to put on a show or sketch lasting up to 20minutes. It’s open to Pubs, Clubs and Businesses, as well as individuals.

 

For more information contact Mary 0863128444

Or Maura 087 9488849. Please give  the novel  venture your best support.

 

[read more …] “Eily’s Report – 24th October”

Former Ireland rugby International Mike Ross will opentheNational Dairy Show 2017

National Dairy Show

Saturday 21st October 2017

Green Glens Arena – Millstreet – Co. Cork

Former Ireland Rugby International to open 35th National Dairy Show

With the 35th National Dairy Show just around the corner we all eagerly await Ireland’s largest indoor agricultural show which takes place in Millstreet annually in October.

This year former Ireland rugby international Mike Ross will perform the honours when he officially opens the Show which promises something for everyone in the farming community. Mike, the son of Frank and Patti Ross, is a graduate of dairy farming having grown up on the home farm near Ballyhooly in North Cork where he still inspects the progress of the Convamore Herd when he gets a chance on his visits home. Mike’s early rugby career started with Fermoy underage, the club that his father Frank played with distinction for many years. From there he progressed through the UCC ranks before joining Cork Con and then onto a professional contract in England with Harlequins until 2009 when he returned to Leinster where he played for 7 very successful seasons. After 61 Irish caps and two Six Nation Championships Mike retried from professional rugby in 2017, where he has certainly earned the title as one of the greatest scrummagers that Ireland has ever produced. Mike has also generously signed one of the new Irish jerseys, which only officially go on sale at the end of this year and together with a signed ruby ball and a hamper of goods, all will be up for grabs as door prizes on the day of the Show.

[read more …] “Former Ireland rugby International Mike Ross will opentheNational Dairy Show 2017”

National Dairy Show 2017

National Dairy Show

Saturday 21st October 2017

Green Glens Arena – Millstreet – Co. Cork

Today Show Chef David Rice to Host Cookery Demonstrations at the National Dairy Show

TV Chef, David Rice will host a cooking demonstrations focusing on recipes that promote the best of Irish beef and dairy at this year’s National Dairy Show taking place on Saturday 21st October in the Green Glens Arena, Millstreet.

With several accolades to his name including “Best Chef”, David is a welcome addition to this annual event and we are delighted that David has come on board to share his culinary expertise. With over 15 years of experience working in a variety of prestigious kitchens including Roly’s Bistro in Ballsbridge, Gordon Ramsay’s Claridges, River Café and Jamie Oliver’s Fifteen in Cornwall, David is now the Executive Chef at Ballinacurra House Kinsale and co-founder of the Kinsale Gourmet Academy. Before joining Ballinacurra House in 2013, David spent 2 years working as head tutor at Dublin’s premier cookery school, Cooks Academy and prior to this worked as a senior chef at Dublin’s Michelin star restaurant.

[read more …] “National Dairy Show 2017”

Eily’s Report – 17th October

Dia is Mhuire diobh go leir a cairde and welcome to my report.

Its October 17th the day after the biggest shut-down that this country has ever known, and relative calm has been restored. Buíochas le Dia. It was  pretty scary in the days beforehand, as we watched it being displayed on our screens, with a huge swirling red alert approaching us .

Its early in the day yet but I think all things considered, that we came out lightly, given the picture that we had in mind. Goodness knows the authorities at every level, did a great job in warning us of what may be in store, and with everything closed down it brought traffic to a halt, which was a great help in keeping people safe. And the minute by minute coverage by the media was invaluable.

The loss of life was extremely low, but even so it was regrettable that three people lost their lives countrywide. Our sympathy goes to the people of Kilcorney whose lovely parish Church became victim of the great storm. [read more …] “Eily’s Report – 17th October”

Eily’s Report – 10th October

Dia is mhuire diobh go leir a cairde and welcome to my report.  An important notice from the Community Council to say that they are hosting a public meeting at the Wallis Arms Hotel tonight, October 10th  to organise the holding of a Parish Talent Competition, to run over the Winter months. Everybody’s ideas will be welcome. Please support it well.  The meeting starts at 8pm sharp.

Because of road works in the Glenflesk area of Kerry, road traffic is being diverted through Millstreet, and everybody is warned to be extra vigilant and perhaps expect delays. People driving out on to the road  from their homes, must do so with the utmost care, and places around schools etc are  also bound to be affected.

The Arts & Crafts Class opened at the Adult Learning Centre, Main Street, last night and over the next six weeks a wide range of  hobbies and pastimes will be on the agenda. And those attending are invited to bring along  examples of their favourite crafts. All are welcome to take part. It runs each Monday nights from 7-9 and includes a friendly cup o’ tea and bickies.

[read more …] “Eily’s Report – 10th October”

Eily’s Report – 3rd October

 Dia is mhuire diobh go leir a cairde and welcome to my report.

It’s the month of October and our Community Council have hit on a wonderful way for us all to while away the winter months ahead, and they are asking for your ideas as to what would be the best thing to suit the needs of all our people, by way of fun and enjoyment.  So to get the ball rolling,  they are holding a public meeting at the Wallis Arms Hotel on Tuesday night next Oct 10th, at 8pm in order to give everybody a say in the best way forward. Until then please put on your best thinking cap, talk to other people both young and not so young, about it so that when the night comes, an enjoyable and novel  program can be put in place  to liven up the parish for the winter.

[read more …] “Eily’s Report – 3rd October”

Eily’s Report – 26th September

Dia is mhuire diobh go leir a cairde and welcome .

We are into the last week of September. The nights are drawing in and it’s that time of year when night classes and hobbies take centre stage. Our Active Retired group are doing trogan work in planning various pastimes for its many members. A trip to Dáil Éireann is on the cards,  afternoon tea dances, near and far, plus weekly dancing and other leisure time activities at the Day Centre.

The Annual Mass for the Active retired association will be celebrated on Friday evening next at 7.30 and all are welcome.

Our Community Council are about to hold a public meeting with a view to holding some parish entertainment during the Winter months. In the past we had projects like the Tops of the Parish, and so on. And while that would perhaps not the thinking for now, it gives an idea of what a community can do when challenged. The Public Meeting will be held at a date yet to be decided, so put your Thinking Caps on.

[read more …] “Eily’s Report – 26th September”

Eily’s Report – 22nd August

Dia is mhuire diobh go leir a cairde and welcome to my weekly report.

And please take note that this Report can be heard live on 103.ie    https://www.c103.ie/local/regional-reports/millstreet/ 

Just one month after the highly successful FEI young riders Championships, which were held here last month, World Class Green Glens/Drishane equestrian complex will resound to the sound of horses again this week, for the Millstreet International Eventing Discovery ,Horse Trials, for 4 to 5 year olds. They will  bring competitors from many foreign countries, the show will run from Wednesday August 23 to Sunday August 27th.

All Green Glens services will be up and running, admission is free and there is ample free car parking.

We wish the Duggan Family and their staff every success with this event and hope they get suitable weather.

[read more …] “Eily’s Report – 22nd August”

Cullen Pipe Band


After competing against 60 bands from all over the world including USA, Canada, Netherlands, Switzerland, Scotland, and Ireland, Cullen Pipe band took home the Hamlet Shield for 5th place in the World Pipe Band championships held in Glasgow last Saturday 12th August. Congratulations to the Cullen Pipe Band, instructors and supporters who worked hard to achieve this great success. [read more …] “Cullen Pipe Band”

Eily’s Report – 15th August

Dia is Mhuire diobh go leir a cairde and welcome to my weekly report. On this beautiful Autumn Day, The Feast of the Assumption of Our Blessed Lady. A Holy Day of obligation and as always church services are as for weekends.

The Church gate collection this weekend Aug. 19/20 will be in aid of Sr. Consilios Cuan Mhuire in Farnanes. This relatively local facility treats girls with addiction problems. And please support it well.

Our local Herlihy’s Centra Store at the West End are holding a  12 hour Spinathon on this Friday August 18th in aid of Irish Cancer. Starting at 8am. Call in today and sign up your name for this important event.

And still with cancer support the Millstreet Vintage Club will host a fun day for all the Family in our Town Park on Sunday August 27th in aid of Cancer Connect Services. Contact Mike for details at 087 292 94 30. And please take note in order to facilitate this event, the Town Park will be closed on Saturday and Sunday Aug 26th. Don’t miss this great day out for young and not so young, and support a great cause.

Ballinagree Vintage Club will hold their big Day on August 20th. with many added attractions.

[read more …] “Eily’s Report – 15th August”

Sheep dog trials

Update 21st August: Results of Open Sheepdog Trial on Sunday 20th August at Keim, Millstreet, Co. Cork [from Mona]

Judge Robert Kelleher

1. John Pope, Nell
2. Tom O Sullivan, Northhill Tess
3. Michael Healy, Vic
4. John Brennan, Rose
5. David Cahill, Meg
6. John Pope, Dave

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Update (17th Aug): Last weeks cancelled Open Sheepdog Trial has been rescheduled for Sunday next 20th August at Keim, Millstreet, Co. Cork Starting at 10am. Contact Con Healy. 087-9064530 [ref]

The sheepdog trials

has been postponed

to Sunday 20th August

due to the sudden passing of a competitor.

 The organisers extend their deepest sympathy to the family and friends of a well respected competitor.

May he rest in peace.

Eily’s Report – 1st August

Dia is mhuire diobh go leir a cairde and welcome to my weekly report on this the first day of August.

Tomorrow August 2nd will see the opening of the Annual Millstreet Horse Show, which has been running here since 1979. Again entries are well on par with those of former years, and the stage is set for some very exciting times until next Sunday Aug6th. Admission is free all the way. And all services will be up and running plus free carparking. People here on holidays should not miss out on this opportunity to come and see the wonderful place that the Green Glens  is today . Along with the Eventing centre at Drishane the Complex is now World Class, and capable of staging World Class Events.  Come and see it at your leisure and don’t miss the mighty water wheel in Drishane, which says, The Wheel of Millstreet Keeps on Turning.

Hot on the heels of this show will be, The Millstreet  International Horse Trials will run from August 23-27th.

We wish the Duggan Family and their staff every success ,and fine weather in the days ahead.

[read more …] “Eily’s Report – 1st August”

Eily’s Report – 25th July

Dia is mhuire diobh go leir a cairde and welcome to my weekly report.

Just a week ago we were praying for suitable weather and a good response to the FEI Championships which were about to begin and today we have every reason to thank the Lord for answering our prayers. One week on we have a host of happy memories to look back on. Sixteen European countries came and they made our town their own.

Friday came wet, and we got a night of the most severe thunder and lightning that some have ever experienced. To happen during the night made it all so fearful, with many  experiencing damage to their homes and property. But when morning came there was no loss of life, and anything that was broken was fixable. Dogs should always be considered during a thunder storm and many were found wandering after a very terrifying night for them .

But aside of all that the equestrian championships went on unabated during the week. Sometimes at the Green Glens arena and other times on the rolling planes of Drishane Castle. There were thrills and spills galore, and ambulance services were required more than once but thankfully no fatal or serious injuries reported.

Great credit is due to our community who put their best foot forward and adorned our town with flags and bunting and welcome signs for the visitors. And they left with nothing but good things to say about their Millstreet experience … And there’s more to come.

[read more …] “Eily’s Report – 25th July”