Very Successful Facilitated Planning Workshop at Wallis Arms Hotel

Pictured at the Wallis Arms Hotel on Tuesday, 5th April 2011 at the very successful Facilitated Planning Workshop organised by Millstreet Development Group. From left:Nicola Mc Mahon – Secretary, Millstreet Development Group (MDG),  J.J. O’Connell and Pat Humphreys (Plato Planning Workshop Facilitators), Veronica Perdistat – MDG member and Tony Mc Caul (Chairman of  MDG).

A wonderfully representative group of people from the Millstreet area assembled for quite a fascinating and helpfully revealing workshop where the focus was on the constructive positive development of Millstreet on a [read more …] “Very Successful Facilitated Planning Workshop at Wallis Arms Hotel”

“Clara Toys” Doll Comes Home!

Bob Emprimo from America presents the "Clara Toys" Doll to Seán Radley for Millstreet Museum at "Nibbles Food Emporium", West End, Millstreet on Friday, 1st April 2011.

Having been alerted by Michael (Cashman) on that available to purchase on eBay there was an original doll which had been manufactured in Millstreet’s “Clara Toys” Factory and bought for £5.50 at Blarney Woollen Mills quite some years ago, Bob Emprimo arranged to bid for and [read more …] ““Clara Toys” Doll Comes Home!”

Presentation of Cheque from Rathmore Panto 2011

At "The Star Bar", Rathmore on Friday, 1st April 2011 the presentation of a cheque for €14,000.00 - the proceeds of this year's "Old King Cole" Panto by Rathmore's Marian Players - to Kerry Parents & Friends took place. From left: Margaret O'Sullivan, Val Moynihan, Brian Hickey, Tony Darmody (Kerry Parents & Friends), Eilish Coakley (Rathmore's Marian Players), John O'Sullivan and Carmel O'Keeffe.

Also present on the night were further members of Rathmore’s Marian Players.    Tony Darmody accorded very high praise to All involved and spoke about [read more …] “Presentation of Cheque from Rathmore Panto 2011”

Calling Cullen N.S. Past Pupils – Remembering the Past

Cullen N.S. pictured on 6th March 2009 when Minister Batt O'Keeffe officiated at the Green Flag Award ceremony in the School.

From Hannah Kelleher, Principal, Cullen N.S. we share the following letter where a special emphasis is placed upon [read more …] “Calling Cullen N.S. Past Pupils – Remembering the Past”

Young People Inspire at Cullen National Spring Clean 2011

Pupils of Cullen N.S. with Teachers, Parents and Friends participating in the National Spring Clean in Cullen on Friday, 1st April 2011 - setting a truly inspiring example of civic pride in our own community.

Co-ordinated by Teacher Sinéad Murphy and Principal Hannah Kelleher and in conjunction with An Taisce,  the young people spent over an hour gathering several bags of litter.    They approached their task both cheerfully and enthusiastically and were guided by very helpful adults.   Sheila Fitzgerald photographed  for “The Corkman” while I felt privileged to cover for our website and LTV2 such a wonderfully inspiring project.    Here we share images from [read more …] “Young People Inspire at Cullen National Spring Clean 2011”

Sacrament of Confirmation Administered in Millstreet on Tuesday

Bishop Bill Murphy, Clergy and Mary Murphy about to enter St. Patrick's Church, Millstreet at 3.30 p.m. on Tuesday, 29th March 2011 where some 70 young people were about to receive the Sacrament of Confirmation.

Blessed with very good weather Confirmation Day 2011 was a very memorable and special experience for the 70 young Candidates for Confirmation, their Parents, Relatives and Friends.    The music and singing as well as the [read more …] “Sacrament of Confirmation Administered in Millstreet on Tuesday”

Fashion Show at Millstreet Community School on Thursday, 7th April 2011

Millstreet Community School Transition Year Students present a Spring-Summer Fashion Show on Thursday 7th April at 8.00p.m. (sharp) in the School’s Sports Hall.  Proceeds to:

1. Headway (Brain Injury Service)

2. R.N. L.I. (The Lifeboat Service)

3. Neonatal Unit C.U.H.

Tickets available from the School and Transition Year Students.  Adults: €10.00  Students: €6.00.   Do join us for an enjoyable evening.   Your support would be greatly appreciated.  (We thank Eimear Twomey for alerting us to this important event.)


Millstreet Pipe Band’s Night to Remember at 60th Celebrations in Killarney

It certainly was a wonderful night to remember at the Dromhall Hotel in Killarney on Saturday, 26th March 2011 when Millstreet Pipe Band celebrated its 60th Anniversary in a truly grand style.   The occasion was superbly co-ordinated by various members of the renowned Band.   Marie Twomey had prepared a magnificent audio-visual presentation on the history of the famous Band.    Here we invite you to view a selection of images we took on the splendid occasion when [read more …] “Millstreet Pipe Band’s Night to Remember at 60th Celebrations in Killarney”

Millstreet Pipe Band 60th Anniversary Function – An Outstanding Success

Liam Coffey & Tim O'Shea cut the special Millstreet Pipe Band 60th Anniversary Cake at the hugely successful Function held at the Dromhall Hotel, Killarney on Saturday, 26th March 2011. Tim and Liam are the two longest serving members of the renowned Band. Lots more pictures to follow later.

Millstreet Country Park Re-opens on Sunday, 3rd April 2011



Hello All,

It’s that time of year again Spring is well and truly in the air, life has returned to the countryside, and we are fast approaching our new season here at Millstreet Country Park.

Millstreet Country Park will re-open for its 2011 season on Sunday 3rd April and for Mothers Day! To celebrate the beginning of our new season and Mothers everywhere Millstreet Country Park will host an Open Day and everyone from the community and surrounding areas are welcome and encouraged to visit!

A special Mothers Day Menu will be available from our Cafe / Restaurant; there will be Musical Entertainment in both the Visitor Centre and the Band Stand!  Guided Safari Tours of the Estate will be available throughout the day also.
Advanced Booking is Advised For Mothers Day Lunch to avoid disappointment and ensure seating at your preferred time!

So Bring your Mum! Bring a Friend! Tell a Friend! Everyone is welcome and there is NO ADMISSION FEE for this day! So try somewhere different for that Sunday Drive or for that Special Mothers Day Lunch!

Season Tickets.
Seasonal Tickets are also now due for renewal. Seasonal Tickets are available to all guests and are fantastic value at only €60.00.

Lots happening during the month of April! [read more …] “Millstreet Country Park Re-opens on Sunday, 3rd April 2011”

Contract Signed for St. Patrick’s Church Painting Project

On Wednesday, 23rd March 2011 at Millstreet's Parish Centre the contract for the forthcoming Painting of St. Patrick's Church, Millstreet was officially signed. Seated from left: Maura Hunter (Interior Design Consultant), John McCarthy (Quantity Surveyor), Cornelius Forde (representing the Forde Family to whom the contract has been given), Denis Lane (Millstreet Church Restoration Committee), Fr. John Fitzgerald, P.P., Kathleen O'Riordan (Church Restoration Committee). At back - all members of the Restoration Committee: from left - Denis Twomey, Sharon Lane, Anthony Forde (Painting Project Co-ordinator), Jerry Buckley, Tony Healy and Joan Casey of Restoration Committee.


Cullen & District Special Needs Association Award Night 2011

Prizewinners, Sponsors and Committee Members of the Cullen & District Special Needs Association on the final night of the Sponsored Weight Loss Programme 2011 when the annual prizes were awarded at Cullen Community Centre on Monday, 21st March 2011.

LTV2 Programme 183 Now Available to View

Thanks to LTV2’s Bernard Crowley we now have Programme 183 ready to view.   The Programme which was first broadcast on 10th March 2011 was edited by LTV2’s William Fitzgerald and includes a special interview with The Priests whom we recorded at the INEC in Killarney.   To view Programme 183 please click on Happy viewing!
[update – or just see it below]

Carriganima St. Patrick’s Parade on this Sunday

Participants at St. Patrick's Day Parade in Millstreet on 17th March. Tomorrow, Sunday 20th March 2011 sees the beginning of the Carriganima Parade from 1.30 p.m. with our good Friends in this picture also joining in that special Parade organised mainly by Seán Murphy and Matthew Neville. Every success to all involved. We hope to share pictures of the festive event later.

Millstreet Pipe Band’s 60th St. Patrick’s Day Parade – What a Record!

What a truly magnificent record for Millstreet Pipe Band which today led the Millstreet St. Patrick's Day Parade for the amazing 60th time! Sincere congratulations from everyone with special mention to Tim O'Shea and Liam Coffey who have been with the renowned Band all through those six decades!

Herlihy Supermarket Group announced as one of Ireland’s 20 Best Managed Companies!

Photo shows with The Herlihy brothers Paul, Kevin & Brian bring presented with their award by Miriam O Callaghan

Herlihy Supermarket Group announced as one of Ireland’s 20 Best Managed Companies!

Herlihy Supermarket Group has been named as one of Ireland’s ‘Best Managed’ companies in the Deloitte Best Managed Companies Awards Programme. In total, twenty companies which demonstrated superior business performance were recognised at a gala awards dinner in the Burlington Hotel in Dublin on 4th March 2011. The independent judging panel, chaired by Denis Brosnan, reviewed a broad range of criteria including strategy, capability, commitment, financials and growth potential across all key functions of the business.

Herlihy Supermarket Group is made up of 6 Centra Stores in the Cork area. Its business is grocery retail with particular focus on convenience and fresh food. The stores have on site kitchens and scratch bakeries.

Herlihy Supermarket Group employs over 230 staff and is owned and managed by the Herlihy family who have been in business since 1980.

Herlihy’s Centra, Millstreet is situated at West End.

LTV2 Programme 182 Now Available for Viewing

Thanks to LTV2’s Bernard Crowley, Programme 182 from LTV2 is now available for viewing.   It was first broadcast on 3rd March 2011.   You may now access the programme on the following link:

Happy Viewing and we hope that you are truly enjoying St. Patrick’s Day.   The Millstreet Parade begins at 5.00 p.m..   Do watch out for LTV2’s Seán Murphy’s “Boat on a Float” with some really cool “Leprechauns”!


Talented Musicians Participate in St. Patrick’s Vigil Mass on 16th March 2011

The superbly talented Millstreet Group who have reached the County Scór na bPáistí Competition in April 2011. They were among the many other splendid musicians who participated in the St. Patrick's Vigil Mass tonight at St. Patrick's Church, Millstreet.

LTV2 Millstreet Programme 181 (24/02/2011) Now Available

LTV2 Millstreet Programme 181 is now available on our LTV2 Facebook page from which one can access the complete programme which was first broadcast on 24th February 2011.    We thank LTV2’s Bernard Crowley for uploading the programme on YouTube and we thank Seán Murphy for editing this particular programme.  We wish you happy viewing.

Inspirational Address by George Hook at “Living Scenes” in Millstreet Community School

Pictured at the official opening in Millstreet Community School on Wednesday, 2nd March 2011 of "Daring to Dream" by the Millstreet Living Scenes Intergenerational Group - from left: Derry Morley (Deputy Principal, MCS), Barra Buckley, George Hook, Dr. Mary Surlis (NUI Galway), John Magee (Chaplain, MCS), Pat Pigott (Principal, MCS) and Dr. Séamus Mac Mathúna (NUI Galway). Lots more pictures to follow in coming days. The inspirational addresses were also recorded by LTV2 Millstreet for later transmission.

Victory Parade Brings Cheer to Millstreet

Cllr. Noel Buckley addresses the large gathering in the Square on Sunday night during the Victory Parade for newly elected Fine Gael T.D., Áine Collins.

As Millstreet Pipe Band led the Victory Parade for Deputy Áine Collins, the newly elected Fine Gael T.D., through Millstreet town on Sunday night, 27th Feb. 2011 an uplifting cheerful spirit was very much in evidence.   Here we share [read more …] “Victory Parade Brings Cheer to Millstreet”