Annmarie O’Riordan our traditional Irish singer from Rathcoole has a newly revamped website located at http://www.annmarie.ie. Give it a visit! Below are some of her songs from her three albums which you can listen to:
This afternoon (Saturday 24th October) Millstreet beat Carrigaline comprehensively in the County under 16 Football Championship. Playing into a stiff breeze in the first half Millstreet still dominated the first half yet the score was even at 1-7 to 2-4 at half time. The second half was totally one-sided with wave after wave of Millstreet attacks on the Carrigaline goal cumulating in four goals and numerous more points, while limiting Carrigaline to a solitary point at the other end.
Also during the week, the under 14 footballers defeated Boherbue in a replay of the the Duhallow semi final. The final is sue to be played next week.
6-8 November 2009 at the Green Glens, Millstreet, Cork
The Millstreet SelfBuild Show will feature new products and technologies to enable and promote sustainable building practices throughout Ireland. With the price of home heating oil doubling within a year and utility bills rising by double digit percentages, nearly everyone is feeling the effects. But have you considered a house that is so thermally efficient that it does not require a conventional boiler or alternatively using natural sources of energy such as geothermal heating to meet your requirements? Join us at the Millstreet SelfBuild Show to engage with suppliers and find out all you can about the latest products and technologies that can help you with your project. Please use this link for concession tickets to the show. Normal entry price €10 per person.
Millstreet Matters in this weeks Corkman focuses on the Owners Pony and Young Riders Charity Show which has started this morning in the Green Glens, the request by the Parish Pastoral Council as to what times the people want the masses changed to, the Fancy Dress Charity Ball which is on tonight in the Wallis Arms Hotel, and more…
There’s also a long article on the late Peg Dennehy of Kilcorney and how she helped the local community through her life.
With Millstreet Country Park’s season almost at a close, why not make the most of the crisp autumn weather and discover the many hidden gems at Millstreet Country Park.
Lots of entertainment for the whole family this October Bank Holiday Weekend – walking trails, gardens, archaeological sites, safari buggy tour, children’s outdoor activities, shuffleboard, wildlife and much more. Millstreet Country Park is ideal for cycling too – so why not bring your bike!
Polish mass is celebrated at 6pm on the second Saturday of each month in St Patricks Church. Fr Marceli Gesla is the Polish priest for the Kerry Diocese and is based in the Franciscan Friary in Killarney.
The Owners Pony & Young Riders Charity Show will be held this weekend Friday 23rd, Saturday 24th and Sunday 25th October, 2009 in the Green Glens Arena, Millstreet.
This will be the 11th year at Green Glens and since moving to Millstreet they have developed into the biggest pony show in Europe with just over 3000 entries.
The premises are given totally free of charge of the Duggan Family, and all proceeds go to charity. To date, the Owners have raised €200,000 for charities such as Our Ladys Hospital for Sick Children, Temple Street Hospital, Riding for the Disabled, Irish Cancer Society, ISPCA, Autism and Local Charities.
So this weekend, go to the Green Glens. Admission is FREE, and maybe leave a few bob for the charities being supported.
Back to Education Initiative (B.T.E.I.) F.E.T.A.C. Level 3 Art & Design
Mondays & Wednesdays 7.00pm to 10.00pm (7 weeks)
Starting Monday November 2nd
Venue: Mallow Return To Education Centre
Course Free for:
Those receiving any Social Welfare Payment
Those with a Medical Card/GP Only Card
Those without Leaving Certificate
To register, contact: BTEI Mallow, Return To Education Centre, Lower Beecher St., Mallow.
News this morning that a man from Dripsey died when his Jeep was in collision with one of the wind turbines that are being transported through Millstreet to the Boggeragh Wind farm. Report is carried in the Irish Times this morning.
A dark but nevertheless interesting photo taken in the Malpaso Bar last year. It was taken by Shaun Downey who was on holiday here. His mother Nora Mary O’Sullivan (Noreen ‘Sal’) originally comes from Main Street, and was staying in Clara View. The picture was posted on his blog The Poor Mouth as a featured photograph.
Last weeks Corkman newspaper reported on Cork County Council backing down from a huge 10,000% rent increase for Millstreet Museum and Millstreet Pipe Band in the newly refurbished Carnegie Hall. The article can be read here, but below is an extract:
THERE was a slice of very welcome news” at the Kanturk Area meeting this week when senior official Aidan Weir said that Millstreet Pipe Band and the Millstreet Museum could remain in situ at the revamped Carnegie Hall for a “nominal rent”.
At a previous meeting in September, Cllr Noel Buckley (FG) lamented an increase being put on both voluntary organisations and said the rental asking price of €6,400 was just not a reality.
Despite Mr Weir dishing out bagloads of disappointing news to councillors who wanted potholes fixed and lighting put in place, he was able to deliver a slice of very welcome news.
He said he met with other officials and it was unanimously decided that both groups do Trojan work in their community and they would now only have to pay a nominal rent.
“At last, some good news,” said the chairman of Kanturk Area Meeting Cllr Noel Buckley.
Andrea Todt of PHOTO-Graphics which is the photography service based in the West End of Millstreet is running a photography competition from Wednesday 25th November to Saturday 12th December to find the Happiest Face in Duhallow.
The competition is being run in association with the Presentation National School Fund which recently completed an extension to the school, and is also being supported by a number of local sponsors.
Every participant will have their own 20 minute photography session and the best photo will be chosen to forward to the jury to select the winner. There are two categories:
Category A: children from 1 year up to second birthday, and
Category B: children from 3 years up to fourth birthday
As Andrea herself says:
The Happy Face Portrait Competition, for me, focuses on the most important element in any school – the children.
Caitlin outperformed a field of 36 pipers from Ireland and Scotland. Caitlin, who also won the All Ireland Under 14 now adds the much coveted All Ireland Junior Cup to her list of prizes. She will now move into a higher grade and will compete in at Intermediate level. This is the second Houlihan name to go on the cup with her sister Margaret having won it in 1999.
BTEI are running a short FETAC Level 5 Social Studies course in Mallow in early November to service the increased demand for part-time education. With a huge increase in unemployment, the need for certified up-skilling in a changing workplace is more apparent.
This introductory course offers FETAC Level 5 Social Studies one night per week (7-10pm) over 10 weeks, which aims to give participants an understanding of the core theories and methodologies of Sociology and prepare them for further study at Post Leaving Certificate Colleges in this area. It is hoped that a second FETAC Level 5 module (Human Growth and Development) will be offered in the New year.
AFTER a wet 2009, cows but no rain are on offer next Saturday 17th October at the National Dairy Show. The event is completely under cover in the Green Glens Arena at Millstreet, and offers an enjoyable day out for all the family, whatever the weather.
Along with top quality Holstein Friesian and Jersey cattle bidding for the Irish Examiner supreme championship, there are trade stands, the Irish Examiner Farming Forum, and an elite sale of cattle organised by Taaffe Auctions.
Plenty there to keep dairy farmers occupied, and organisers have made a special effort to make it a family event, with flower arranging and cookery demonstrations, and a children’s’ section with bouncy castles, face painting and a pets corner….