A most impressive Balloon Release took place today, Tuesday 16th November at 12noon in Millstreet Community School bus park. It involved the release of about 300 black or white balloons filled with helium. The idea of this event came from a group of Transition Years who wanted to find a different and memorable way to remember loved ones who had passed away. Each Student and member of Staff was asked to write names of loved ones on a small piece of paper and these were inserted into the balloons. All the balloons were collected in a net and a short prayer service with all the school participating with Fr. Paddy O’Byrne and co-ordinator, John Magee, School Chaplain as well as [read more …] “Prayerful November Balloon Release at Millstreet Community School”
Within St. Patrick’s Church, Millstreet a number of very impressive features of Remembrance for the Holy Souls have been put in place. Many have visited the Remembrance Garden feature where all those who have died over the past year are especially remembered. Fr. John Fitzgerald, P.P. and Sharon Lane, Parish Secretary, remind us of the following:
MASSES OF REMEMBRANCE
We invite the families of all of those who have died during the past twelve months and whom we have remembered in our November Gardens in Cullen & Millstreet to a special Mass of Remembrance. These will be in Cullen on Thursday 25th at 7.30 p.m. and Millstreet on Monday 29th at 7.30 p.m.. Here we share a
[read more …] “November Remembrance Features for Holy Souls”
Undoubtedly, you will recognise the wonderful Concertino who brought such superb colour, joy, humour and happiness to Millstreet during the very memorable European Juggling Convention 2006 (EJC2006) during that Summer of magnificent weather. Now, European television has made a truly excellent half-hour documentary on this most inspiring gentleman whose attitude to life he expressed on the card he is holding in his hand at Green Glens in 2006 – “Follow your heart and live your dreams!” . You can now, for the next 25 days (only), view this most uplifting documentary and hear again that wonderfully happy laugh on http://arenan.yle.fi/video/1417950 – Happy viewing! (Seán)
Are you thinking about building your own home? If so IRD Duhallow is proposing to deliver a training course to prepare, advise and educate first time buyers for the duration of the building of their new home. We will explore the following: Choosing a site in line with the value and sensitivity of your surrounding landscape in Duhallow; Choosing your architect, solicitor and financial institution; Designing your home to suit your needs and lifestyle; planning permission process; Commencement of construction and building process; Interior Decoration of dwelling and Landscaping of site and entrance. To express your interest in partaking in this workshop please contact Mary McHugh on 029 60633
Superb planning and hard work again proved fruitful when enormous crowds attended the three-day Self Build Exhibition at Green Glens. Clive Corry, his son Brian and their very dedicated Team are to be congratulated for the great success of this year’s event regarded as being one of the very best of its kind in Ireland. And what a perfect setting Green Glens is for [read more …] “Another Hugely Successful Self Build Show at Green Glens”
And so we have reached our final selection of pics. from a truly brilliant night of colour, energy, fun and creativity at the annual Fancy Dress Event held in the Wallis Arms Hotel, Millstreet. And it’s totally uplifting to realise that many praiseworthy causes will benefit from the occasion. Sincere congrats. to all the dedicated organisers and our heartfelt thanks for being so very loyal to our website team in the manner by which you have logged into the various photo selections in your several hundreds. Until next year’s event – continued happy viewing on www.millstreet.ie . (Seán on behalf of the website team) [read more …] “Fancy Dress Event 2010 – Selection Five”
We are delighted that you are enjoying recalling the truly superb night at the Wallis Arms. Tonight we feature pics. 175 to 220. Thank you for logging in and for your kind comments. In fact, hundreds are visiting the various selections we’ve uploaded. Tomorrow night marks our final selection…but tonight we get to meet all the “Miners”. I really felt at home being an invited “Miner Guest” – I once lived in Minor Row!! (Seán)
Interested in accessing Certified Training Courses? IRD Duhallow has been successful in its application for funding under the Equality for Women Measure 2010 – 2013. We intend to hold two information seminars detailing the proposed Workshops and Certified Training Courses for women that we anticipate to run. These seminars will take place on Monday 22nd November at 11.30a.m. and Tuesday 23rd November at 7.30p.m. in the James O’ Keeffe Institute, Newmarket. If you require further details please contact Mary McHugh 029 60633.
Welcome back! We have now reached images 100 to 174 in this, our third selection. And, yes, we get to meet some of the “Miners from Chile (or Chilay!)”. Most of our pictures were taken outside the Wallis Arms Hotel or within while some more were taken outside “The Clara Inn” in Church Street. More pics tomorrow night. Special thanks to Michael for placing the pics in the most aesthetically appealing order … and also for his very witty and humorous captions! Happy viewing! (Seán) [read more …] “Fancy Dress Event 2010 – Selection Three”
IRD Duhallow will be hosting a Public Information Evening entitled “Know Your Rights” for people who are looking for information on the following topics: Jobseeker Payments and Benefits, Information on Qualified Adult Means Test, Family Income Supplement, Back to Work Enterprise Allowance, Educational and Training Options for Unemployed People, Managing Your Money, Mortgage Interest Supplement and Tax Reliefs Available. This event is being held in the James O’ Keeffe Institute, Newmarket on Tuesday 9th of November at 7.30p.m. For further enquiries please contact Mary Mc Hugh at 029-60633.
Just a reminder that Programme 2 of the new LTV1 (Muskerry Region) season will be transmitted tonight (Wednesday, 3rd Nov. 2010) beginning at 9.30 p.m. co-ordinated by LTV’s Dan Joe Kelleher of Carriganima. Tomorrow night at 10.00 p.m. LTV2 (Duhallow/Sliabh Luachra region) will transmit the second archival programme of the new season. (Seán)
Thanks a million for logging into our Fancy Dress Selections in your hundreds. Last year we had huge numbers viewing this annual topic. It certainly looks to be the same with even more website visitors this year. Great credit is due to the many young people who arrived to the event in such magnificent costumes. So now we have Selection Two (images 42 to 99)….and we still have not arrived at the amazing sight of the many Visiting Miners! More pictures of this wonderfully exciting occasion tomorrow night. Happy viewing! (Seán) [read more …] “Fancy Dress Event 2010 – Selection Two”
Sincere apologies on my delay in uploading lots and lots of pictures taken at the wonderfully successful Fancy Dress Event in the Wallis Arms on Friday, 29th October 2010. Well, we now begin with Selection One recording the beginning of the night. A further selection will appear nightly over the next while. It’s our attempt to give our many website visitors an opportunity to experience the amazing atmosphere of this truly superb annual event. Enormous credit must be accorded to the many dedicated organisers. (Seán Radley for www.millstreet.ie ) [read more …] “Fancy Dress Event 2010 – Selection One”
Update 2/nov/10: The first of the photos have been uploaded in a new article
LTV2 Millstreet, our community-based, non-commercial local television channel is scheduled to be back on air tonight with a broadcast at 10.00 p.m.. The transmission tonight features a repeat of a programme from our archives and a further repeat of another archival programme will be broadcast at 10.00 p.m. on Thurday, 4th November. Our first new programme of the season will be transmitted on Thursday, 11th November at 10.00 p.m.. It is hoped that, in time, we may be in a position to feature our weekly transmissions on the internet giving an opportunity to all our loyal website followers to experience LTV2 Millstreet on a regular basis. (Seán Radley for www.millstreet.ie and LTV2 Millstreet)
The Sunday Parade as well as the Prize Giving at the annual Owners Pony & Young Riders Charity Show is always so very colourful and is hugely popular with the audience. As I walked down to be in time at Green Glens I noted a “deer” in the grounds of Millstreet Community School! Not a real live deer but rather a superb sculpture apparently recently been placed on the grass setting at the entrance of the school. Arriving at Green Glens I was just in time to [read more …] “Parade of Retiring Riders at Green Glens Equestrian Event”
It’s quite amazing how we’ve have had two people from New Zealand tracing Millstreet roots over the past few days – Fr. Bernard Dennehy on Tuesday and now Julie on Thursday. Incidentally, our very good Friend, Denis Murphy of Cahirdowney, Millstreet, successfully carried out research as to
Read more information on Fr. Bernard’s Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Parish, located in Glen Eden, Aukland, New Zealand.