Clara Mountain Run As Viewed From Clara Road This Evening

Although the event is only just after taking place this Sunday (17th April 2011), already Michael has superb pics. of the Runners as photographed at the Cross on Clara Mountain this beautiful Spring evening. In a less energetic manner this is the view captured from Mount Leader, Clara Road, Millstreet. (S.R.)

And here we feature a selection of images of the Runners beginning the Race and later returning [read more …] “Clara Mountain Run As Viewed From Clara Road This Evening”

Superb Attendance at Very Successful Millstreet Féile Cheoil This Sunday

Wonderfully talented musicians from Skibbereen CCÉ participating in this year's Millstreet Féile Cheoil at Millstreet Community School on Sunday, 17th April. These young people came from places in West Cork including Skibbereen, Ballydehob, Leap and other areas close by. More pics. to follow later in the week illustrating the splendid atmosphere of this cultural yearly event. (S.R.)

Annual Féile Cheoil at Millstreet Community School Today, Sunday 17th April 2011

Millstreet Community School is today’s very appropriate venue for the annual Féile Cheoil 2011.    An opportunity to experience some of the very finest traditional music, song, stories and dance from many different wonderfully gifted participants.

Fashion Show 2011 at Millstreet Community School – Transition Year Students, Staff & Guests

Teachers Barry Fraser and Derry Morley participating in the recent very successful Fashion Show at Millstreet Community School.

Co-ordinated by the Transition Year Students at Millstreet Community School, a hugely successful Fashion Show was held on Thursday, 7th April on behalf of three very worthy causes.   Here we share a selection of images from the [read more …] “Fashion Show 2011 at Millstreet Community School – Transition Year Students, Staff & Guests”

Part Two of Sunday’s Millstreet Walking Festival

Walkers return to a very friendly welcome at Millstreet Country Park following Sunday's Walks during Millstreet Walking Festival 2011.

Here we feature images from Sunday – mainly from Millstreet Country Park.    As we left,  the evening sun shone gloriously and we availed of the opportunity to capture some of the wonderful panoramic scenes from the Park as well as [read more …] “Part Two of Sunday’s Millstreet Walking Festival”

Millstreet Walking Festival – Sunday, 10th April 2011 – Part One

These boots were made for walking...Well this boot was once made for walking!

Sunday, 10th April 2011 we were at Millstreet Country Park for Day Two of the Millstreet Walking Festival.   Here we feature Part One of a two part selection of pictures which we took on [read more …] “Millstreet Walking Festival – Sunday, 10th April 2011 – Part One”

Michael Thornton’s Splendid Images of Saturday’s Walking Festival

Michael Thornton's excellent image of the energetic Walkers on Walk A on Saturday, 9th April 2011 .

Sincere thanks to one of the dedicated Organisers, Michael Thornton,  for a splendid selection of images which he captured so well as he acted as “Sweeper” (the Guide who keeps to the rear of the Walking Group) on the most challenging of the three walks (Walk A) on both the Saturday and the Sunday.   Here we share images from [read more …] “Michael Thornton’s Splendid Images of Saturday’s Walking Festival”

Picture of the Day at Millstreet Country Park – Focus of Today’s Millstreet’s Walking Festival

Sincere thanks to Gerard O'Meara, the renowned Mallow Photographer for this magnificent picture of the "Le Mont des Arts" waterfall and fountain at Millstreet Country Park. Presently we are preparing two further special features on Millstreet's 2011 Walking Festival which today (Sunday) was centred around the exquisite Country Park. (S.R.)

Visiting Walkers Hugely Impressed by Millstreet Walking Festival 2011

Returning from the Saturday walk to the Wallis Arms Hotel.   All Walkers were required to register again at the Hotel to indicate that they had safely returned.

There was a superbly uplifting response to Millstreet’s first Walking Festival with organisers already considering another such Festival in the Autumn.    Amongst those who enthusiastically participated in Saturday’s walk were Millstreet natives who are now living elsewhere including  [read more …] “Visiting Walkers Hugely Impressed by Millstreet Walking Festival 2011”

Some Two Hundred Energetic People Registered for the First Ever Millstreet Walking Festival This Morning

One of three energetic groups of people from far and wide participating in Millstreet's Walking Festival 2011 assembling at the Square, Millstreet at 10 a.m. today.

The Organisers of Millstreet Walking Festival 2011 would have been very pleased to have had 150 participants at its very first festival.    With some 200 registering this morning they must be quite thrilled with such a [read more …] “Some Two Hundred Energetic People Registered for the First Ever Millstreet Walking Festival This Morning”

Walking Festival This Weekend

Pictured at the Wallis Arms tonight (Friday) following an excellent talk on the Walking Theme by Tom Scriven (seated second from left).

This weekend Millstreet Walking Festival takes place.   A full programme of events have been organised.    Tonight at an inspiring address by Tom Scriven, Cork (and a native of Kilnamartyra) the focus was very much on [read more …] “Walking Festival This Weekend”

Splendidly Successful Fashion Show at Millstreet Community School

A very successful Fashion Show was held at Millstreet Community School on Thursday, 7th April 2011. Within the next few days we shall share a selection of images we captured at the wonderfully enjoyable event where three very worthy organisations will benefit from the funds collected. The Fashion Show event is held once in every two years.

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 www.millstreet.ie 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.