Millstreet Gramophone Circle Presentation Deferred

Due to present weather conditions it has been decided to defer Margaret McCarron’s presentation at Millstreet Gramophone Circle’s meeting which had been scheduled to take place in the Canon O’Donovan Centre this Friday, 10th December 2010 at 8.15 p.m..   This much anticipated presentation will take place in 2011.

Millstreet Christmas Market 2010

A very successful Christmas Market was here at Millstreet G.A.A. Community Hall from 3rd – 5th December.   Here we share images of the magnificent variety of exquisite works of art which were on display and of the wide range of Christmas present choices there was available at the very attractive event.    Great credit is due to   [read more …] “Millstreet Christmas Market 2010”

Millstreet Church Signal Extended

The team who recently arranged to extend the Church Signal from St. Patrick's Church,Millstreet to a far wider area - (from left) John Hickey, the Keogh Brothers from Dublin and John Joe Moriarty. The aerial on the roof of the Church is now much higher. One may obtain the Church Signal on UHF Channel 53. It can be tuned in when Church Services take place. If you are one of the new people who is now receiving the signal (which provides television coverage of Church Services) we would very much appreciate it if you would indicate the area in which you are receiving it by adding a comment here or by emailing <email> This will very much help us to determine the extended radius of the signal. Sincere thanks. (Seán Radley for www.millstreet.ie)

Áine Collins – Cork N.W. General Election Candidate for Fine Gael

Campaigning for the forthcoming General Election, Áine Collins, Cork N.W. Fine Gael Candidate visits J.J. O'Sullivan in his "J.J.'s Appliances" Shop in Percival Street, Kanturk. Also supporting the campaign is Michael Breen. Campaigning by Áine and Friends took place in Millstreet this Saturday morning, 27th Nov. 2010.

Launch of Fr. James McSweeney’s New Book

Fr. James McSweeney pictured at the official Book Launch of his magnificent new book “A Year to Remember”  in Coláiste Choilm, Ballincollig with Family & Friends on Tuesday, 23rd Nov. 2010.    More images of the hugely successful event in a few days time. (Seán)

Also, Fr. James’ photo made the front page of yesterday’s Evening Echo newspaper. photo below: [read more …] “Launch of Fr. James McSweeney’s New Book”

Ray Ryan Honoured in Mallow

Journalist supreme and superb Correspondent in the "Irish Examiner" and "Evening Echo" Ray Ryan (seated 4th from left) was given a magnificent retirement reception at the Hibernian Hotel, Mallow on Sat. 20th Nov. 2010 by a very large group of colleagues from the world of newspapers, radio and television. Ray, in the presence of his wife, Maura and his son, Raymond, received a beautiful framed painting on an equestrian theme. Donal Hickey was M.C. for the occasion where some truly brilliant and witty speeches were delivered. Highlights of the evening will be seen on LTV2 Millstreet at a later point. (Seán)

Millstreet I.N.T.O. Function in Killarney

To mark his recent retirement from Primary Teaching a special Millstreet I.N.T.O. function was held in Randles Court Hotel, Killarney on Friday, 19th Nov. 2010 where Seán Radley was presented with the official I.N.T.O. framed certificate by I.N.T.O. Central Executive Council President Mr. Jim Higgins in the presence of I.N.T.O. Members, Regional I.N.T.O. Officials and Retired Teachers. (Pic.: John Tynan, Banteer)

IRD Duhallow Information Meeting at Wallis Arms Hotel

Helen O'Sullivan (with book) of IRD Duhallow was at the Wallis Arms Hotel, Millstreet on Wednesday, 17th Nov. 2010 where she gave a very interesting and most informative presentation to a representative audience from the overall Millstreet area on the regulations governing the availability of grants from IRD Duhallow funding. The audience (some of whom are pictured here) were able to explore a whole range of relevant questions following Helen's very useful talk to which concrete answers were given. (Seán)

Millstreet’s Aileen Hickie on TV3’s “Midday”

Aileen Hickie, daughter of Andrew & Mary Hickie, The Square, Millstreet, wife of Matt Cooper of "The Last Word" (Today FM), and Barrister by trade - features on a very regular basis in the hugely popular TV3's "Midday" programme (broadcast weekdays from 11.50 a.m. to 12.50 p.m). On one of the panel discussions the very professional and consistently cheerful Aileen highly praised Millstreet's Tubrid Holy Well - Thank you for being such a wonderful Millstreet Ambassador in Dublin, Aileen. (Seán)

You can see her in the video of Monday’s ‘Midday’ programme on TV3.ie

Prayerful November Balloon Release at Millstreet Community School

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”

Preparing Programme 168 for LTV2 Millstreet

Members of the LTV2 Millstreet team in Studio preparing Programme 168 - Mary, Brendan, Jerry, Eily and Seán M.. Seated are William (who is editing this week's programme which features an interview with Crystal Swing and with Jim O'Malley who walked from the source of the River Blackwater to Youghal) and Michael (on Sound). (Seán R. for LTV2 Millstreet)

Bazaar Success at GAA Community Hall

Organised by Millstreet Development Group the Grand Bazaar held at Millstreet GAA Community Hall on Sunday, 14th Nov. 2010 was a great success. Here we view Rita Buckley (on right) accepting the superb prize of a television kindly sponsored by McCarthy T.V. & Electrical of the Square, Millstreet from Áine of the Development Group. Sandra Buckley of Rathcoole won the prize which was accepted on her behalf by her mother, Rita.

November Remembrance Features for Holy Souls

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”

Concertino Features on Excellent Television Documentary

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)

Building Your Own Home?

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

Another Hugely Successful Self Build Show at Green Glens

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”

Fancy Dress Event 2010 – Selection Five

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”

Fancy Dress Event 2010 – Selection Four

Seán Radley gets an exclusive interview with 20 of the Chilean Miners who were all in good spirits

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)

[read more …] “Fancy Dress Event 2010 – Selection Four”

IRD Duhallow Certified Training Courses

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.

Fancy Dress Event 2010 – Selection Three

An "Abbey Road" moment

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”