Millstreet Meals on Wheels service

The Millstreet Meals on Wheels service is available for anyone who needs it. All food is prepared in Millstreet Day Centre & we operate the service 5 days a week. You can order a hot dinner for as many days as you like, delivered to your door from Mon-Fri for just €6 a day for the main meal & €2 for dessert.

 A variety of meals are served throughout the week and the staff will endeavour to facilitate individual tastes when preparing meals. Coeliac dinners & desserts available also. Please see our menu for next week below.

 If you or anyone you know would like to avail of the Meals on Wheels Service over the coming weeks please contact the kitchen on (029) 30998 or the office on (029) 70926 (please leave a message if no answer) or email <email>

Eily’s Report – 14th September

Dia is Mhuire díobh go léir a chairde, and welcome to my weekly report.

You’re never too old to see or learn something new. They say there is always a first for everything. The latest mini-heatwave came as a bit of a surprise, well I wasn’t expecting it anyway. I always take cover indoors when the sun is too hot. It’s another advantage of being on the non-working list. Those engaged in outdoor employment have the take the heat. God love them. Animals can also be affected in their own way and if they are free to do so can head for cooler terrains.  But one of our family canines wasn’t so smart recently. Not yet a fully grown Labrador with a satin furry coat, he basked in the noon-day heat for longer that was good for him and got violently sick. From both ends of his little body and couldn’t even stand up.  The concerned owners took him to the vet and were shocked to hear that their beloved pet had sunstroke. There wasn’t much to be done except wait until he cooled down, had plenty to drink and take cover from extreme heat for a while. It was our first time hearing of a dog getting sunstroke.

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Millstreet Calendar

 

Building on the positive response that we received for photographs for the Millstreet 2021 calendar,
Millstreet Community Council Ltd.
Is looking to the people of Millstreet to come up with a theme for
the 2022 calendar.
If you have any ideas or suggestions, then you are invited to email
<email> before 6pm on Friday September 17th 2021.
Once a theme has been selected, we will invite people to submit suitable photographs for consideration.
The proceeds from the Millstreet 2021 calendar will be presented to the Canon O’Donovan Centre,
Meals on Wheels Service in October
Many thanks to everyone who purchased the Calendar last year.

Help find Sandwich

We received the following request, it is out of our jurisdiction but maybe  it will help.

Sandwich is a small female terrier. She has been missing from the Rathdrum area of Wicklow since Aug 18th. We have searched high and low for this little girl. We feel she maybe elsewhere in the country now. She is loved and missed so much by her owner Damien. There is a €500 reward for her safe return. Please join her Facebook group Help find Sandwich for more details. #helpfindsandwich

Biology and Chemistry Revision classes

Hi everyone, please be advised of online class times and topics for next week:

Mon 13th Sept 8pm – 9pm BIOLOGY

Topic: Enzymes (Catabolic, Anabolic, pH, Temp & Heat Denaturation Expts including exam questions)

Thurs 16th Sept 8pm – 9pm CHEMISTRY

Topic: History of the Atom (Summary of major discoveries including exam questions)

Please note, first come first served basis up to max of 6 students. Email <email> to book.

 

Full info:

I am a teacher with 15 years experience in my subjects, and I am starting Leaving Cert online revision in Chemistry and Biology.

A mini topic will be covered in each subject per week, for an hour, via google meet. There will be a maximum of 6 students on the call, possibly less, giving students the opportunity to ask questions if they wish, or if they prefer, they can treat the call more like a lecture.

The mini topics will be exam focussed, so exam papers in whichever subject(s) you are doing are a must, as I will go through exam questions with you, and it would be useful for you to have the papers in front of you to follow along, make notes, highlight etc.

Any revision notes I use on the call will be shared with you via email, and a link for the call will be sent to you in advance. For some topics it may be necessary to draw diagrams or timelines with me, or carry out calculations so please have a notebook, pen, periodic table from your Science and Maths tables, calculator and highlighters to hand.

The topics will not be whole chapters at a time; for example some possible mini topics for Chemistry are:

pH calculations for strong and weak acid and bases

Nuclear equation calculations

Washing soda crystal titration calculations

Le Chatelier’s Principle calculations

Organic Chemistry naming system

Homologous series in organic chemistry one at a time

Difference between atomic orbitals, sub levels and main energy levels, and where is the nucleus in these diagrams?! etc. etc.

And for Biology:

Genetic crosses (5 types)

Ecology calculations

Nephron structure and function

The Heart structure and function

Energy carriers and Pathway 1 of Photosynthesis

Pathway 2 and dark stage of Photosynthesis

Aerobic Respiration glycolysis and Kreb’s cycle etc. etc.

The topic will be advertised in advance on the local FB Notice boards, and if it interests you, you can book your place on the call by emailing me at: <email>

You can pick and choose any mini topics that interest you or that you need a little revision on, and skip any that you are already confident on.

If there is an oversubscription for a topic, this topic can be repeated in a subsequent week, for those who did not get a place on the first call.

The cost is 20 euro per class, please keep an eye on this noticeboard for weekly topics.

Please feel free to share this post, especially with anyone not on FB.

If you have any questions don’t hesitate to PM me. 🙂

Seeds for sale: Bee-Friendly!!!

Seeds for sale: Bee-Friendly!!! 🐝🐝🐝 Great value! All grown & harvested organically! Alliums 100 seeds, Alyssum Royal Carpet 200 seeds, Salvia 100 Seeds, Lupins 100 seeds, Marigolds 200 seeds, Baby Marigold Tagetes 200 seeds, Lambs Ear 25 seeds, Poppies 200 seeds, Antirrhinum 100 seeds, Potentilla “Miss Willmott” 100 seeds, Cosmos 100 seeds, Aubretia 100 seeds, Snow in Summer 100 seeds, Sweet Williams 100 seeds, White Fox Gloves 200 seeds and 100 Sea Holly. €5 per packet or €50 for the 16 packets & free post! ( I am very generous with the amount of seeds given!)
Ordering is very simple: text or ring me on : 087 9858133
1. Include your name, address and postcode
2. Seed names you require or the 16 packets for €50
3 Tell me your preferred payment option: “PayPal or bank transfer or postal order”
I will get back to you very promptly and organise your order to send for delivery.

To pay for your order by PayPal, my address is <email>, enter the amount of €50 and then click the option to “send to a friend” as this avoids the fees!

https://www.facebook.com/Rose-Lodge-Nurseries-101755598620269/

Millstreet Meals on Wheels service

The Millstreet Meals on Wheels service is available for anyone who needs it. All food is prepared in Millstreet Day Centre & we operate the service 5 days a week. You can order a hot dinner for as many days as you like, delivered to your door from Mon-Fri for just €6 a day for the main meal & €2 for dessert.

 A variety of meals are served throughout the week and the staff will endeavour to facilitate individual tastes when preparing meals. Coeliac dinners & desserts available also. Please see our menu for next week below.

 If you or anyone you know would like to avail of the Meals on Wheels Service over the coming weeks please contact the kitchen on (029) 30998 or the office on (029) 70926 (please leave a message if no answer) or email <email>

Eily’s Report – 7th September

Dia is Mhuire díobh go léir a chairde, and welcome to my weekly report.

Please be reminded that the weekly 45Drive resumes at the Canon O’Donovan Centre, Millstreet tonight Tuesday at 8.30.  Give it your best support. Proceeds go to the Centre.

Welcome to the month of September, the first week already gone. The time goes so fast, let’s not waste a minute of it. Time lost cannot be retrieved. How do I know that, I wonder. The passage of time has taught me that a missed opportunity could make all the difference between success or failure, joy or sadness, love or not, it doesn’t have to be a major thing. Just saying no to an offer of a day out, or a challenge which required your own endeavour to get something off the ground. Better to try and fail than never to try at all. Sometimes a small failure takes it’s toll in our pride but the lesson learned could be priceless.  No matter how old we get, we never stop learning, never too old to make a mistake nor to recover from it. So we venture on. Like the cream on the milk, the important things keep rising to the top and what could be more important than food. Each one of us have our own preference, be it the taste, or the price and so on. Almost every program on TV these days includes a section of food and cooking. I love watching them even though I never take them on board and for the most part continue what I always did.  I’m rarely without an opinion or gripe these days, this time I’m standing up for one of my favourite meats  Streaky Bacon. Bacon not pork.  I have a few friends who love it also, but can’t get the like in our town. Streaky rashers are quiet common in the local stores and sell very well, but not in a slab like other pieces of bacon. I have never seen streaky bacon used in any one of the cooking programs on TV. Eating out it is not on the menu. It goes under different titles, Belly cut, Side cut. To those of us who appreciate it, it is the most palatable and flavoursome part of the pig. The even  layers of fat and lean complimenting each other. It’s usually boiled with cabbage of turnip, or any veg for that matter. But to give the final result that extra oomph, put it under the grill to brown the top and further enhance to final result. When I asked about streaky bacon in our local stores I was told that they couldn’t sell it. People would not buy it and in places where it is sold in butcher shops in Cork City they have to sell it at half price to move it off the shelf. Maybe one of these days I will contact one of these experts on the box and ask them to do a meal of it to infuse new life into streaky bacon and tell the world how they’re missing out on the best part of the pig.

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Pat Sheahan’s Weightloss and Lifestyle Management

Now Taking bookings for our very successful 12 week weight loss program. Appointments must be booked in advance. See poster below for more details.

Winter Weigh in days & times below.

Tuesdays 10.30am to 10.45am.

Thursdays 5.45pm to 6.15pm.

Saturdays 8.45am to 9.15am.

If a later time is required too be weighed in. This can be arranged.

Now available online appointments & weigh ins now available. Weigh ins via WhatsApp messenger (only) on Fridays 8am to 10am.

Age Friendly Towns

Millstreet has recently been added to a growing list of Age Friendly towns across Cork. This is the result of a process which began when County Cork committed itself to establishing a county where older people can live full, active and healthy lives by signing up to Ireland’s National Age Friendly Cities and Counties Programme (AFCC). Millstreet is now one of 8 Age Friendly towns across Cork – the others are – Bandon, Bantry, Charleville, Cobh, Kinsale, Passage West Monkstown and Mitchelstown.  

 We now need to put together a committee of interested participants from around the area to help drive some of the plans & projects to help make Millstreet a more Age Friendly town. This committee will work in conjunction with members of Cork County Council to help develop & deliver on projects such as the below: 

  • Increase number of Age Friendly Parking spaces in the County
  • Seating/benches
  • Walkability Studies of the Towns
  • Community age friendly celebration events
  • Pilot a design and colour scheme for age friendly parking in Cork County with potential roll out nationally
  • Delivering Age Friendly Training for businesses in partnership with the Local Enterprise Offices
  • Providing Age Friendly Digital Skills Training in libraries
  • Competition of Age Friendly Housing Design from students of the Cork School of Architecture

 More information can be found on Age Friendly Ireland – https://agefriendlyireland.ie/

If you are interested in getting involved please get in touch with Millstreet Day Centre who are helping to coordinate the meetings. Just send your Name & Phone Number to <email> or Text (087) 9321617

Millstreet Meals on Wheels service

The  is available for anyone who needs it. All food is prepared in Millstreet Day Centre & we operate the service 5 days a week. You can order a hot dinner for as many days as you like, delivered to your door from Mon-Fri for just €6 a day for the main meal & €2 for dessert.

 A variety of meals are served throughout the week and the staff will endeavour to facilitate individual tastes when preparing meals. Coeliac dinners & desserts available also. Please see our menu for next week below.

 If you or anyone you know would like to avail of the Meals on Wheels Service over the coming weeks please contact the kitchen on (029) 30998 or the office on (029) 70926 (please leave a message if no answer) or email <email>

 

Lehane’s Coaches – Summer Day Trips

5th September – Journey around North Kerry and the wild Atlantic way, passing through Ballybunion and Ballyheigue
12th September – Trip to North Clare including a visit to Killimer, Killkee, Quilty, Lahinch, and the Burren
19th September – Trip to Kilkenny City including a visit to Callan car boot sale and Kilkenny Castle.
26th September – Journey to West Cork, seeing the lovely town of Kinsale, Courtmacsherry, Clonakilty, and visit the birthplace of Irish leader Michael Collins.
Contact 087-2833696

Eily’s Report – 31st August

Dia is Mhuire díobh go léir a chairde, and welcome to my weekly report.

The last day of yet another month of 2021 and what a lovely way it has chosen to end with beautiful warm/hot sunny days and pleasant balmy evenings giving everybody the chance to get out and do whatever they like to do. Our weekend was full of things to do with lots of outdoor pursuits to choose from. The International Horse Trials at the Green Glens, outdoor music in Carriganima and at Star Trax Studios in Knocknagree. At Family level there were some special birthdays to celebrate from the tiny age of two right up to the 80’s and even 90’s. Our heartiest congratulations go  out to them one and all.  In spite of the fact that attendance at the Horse Show was limited for obvious reasons, there was a brisk upsurge in the demand for accommodation and our food outlets were rushed off their feet. Many thanks to Sean Radley for giving us the spectacular  pictures of the Show.  Others took to the hills and the notice boards in the town were being scrutinised for information on what Millstreet has achieved in the past and what it has to offer from now on. As an upgrade on the Beara Way, some new signposting was put up in the Clara Road and in the to pointing out the Bridge Crossing over the Blackwater at Dooneen.  Our 11.30 Mass on Sunday was very special. There was a marked increase in the number of those in attendance and the ushers were kept busy escorting people to where seating was available. Their work had to be admired for their professionalism. Numbers checked at the door and as spaces became fewer, each one or family were led to places as far up as the alter and when it was over the  group of volunteers began their task of cleaning of all the seats etc as they have done since our church was opened to us many months ago. We are so grateful to them and to Canon John, Fr Paddy, Fr Billy, organist Deirdre and all of who make our church services so special. Alas a few people still remain at the end of seats thus depriving others who come after of a place to sit.

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