This superb new facility is hugely welcome. Darren’s new wheelchair accessible coach is the only one in Duhallow and indeed very few such specialist coaches exist in Ireland generally outside the large cities. Not only will this [read more …] “Darren Kealy Introduces Splendid New Wheelchair Accessible Coach”
On Monday, 3rd Oct. 2011 Trish Gallagher visited Millstreet Community School accompanied by members of her family including her mother, Mrs. O’Connor and friends. Having communicated so very well with the various students who posed some very relevant and comprehensive [read more …] “Trish Gallagher Visits Community School Today”
The wording on the Award: “Craft Butcher Star Award 2011 Promoting Business Excellence – Top 20 Finalists – Sponsored by digi.ie.” Here we share a [read more …] “Tony O’Brien, Craft Butchers, Presented with Prestigious Star Award”
Following the celebration of Mass with a very special liturgy in Derrinagree Church the reception continued in Derrinagree N.S. on Thursday night, 29th September 2011. A superb bus service by Jerry Lehane of [read more …] “Anne O’Flynn’s Magnificent Retirement Reception in Derrinagree on Thursday”
Tune into Hot Country sponsored by www.derekryanmusic.com and presented by Pauline Simons this week (Monday 26th Sept.)
and see the following great acts.
Gerry Guthrie, John Hogan, George Strait, The Davitt’s Band, Part 2 of exclusive interview with Brad Paisley, Paddy O’Brien, Brendan Quinn,
Patrick Feeney, Peter Donegan, Robert & Richard Mizzell, Patsy Fallon, Hugo Duncan.
Sky TV 201, Monday & Sunday 8 – 9pm Tue & Sat 2 – 3 pm (Our Sincere thanks to Hugh O’Brien of Cork ..and Kilcorney…for this important programme information.)
Our Breton feature continues as we complete our visit to the local festival of St. Fiacre with its exquisite Church and superbly maintained Cemetery (features which exist throughout Brittany). On the Monday we set off on [read more …] “Our Visit to Brittany 2011 – Part Three”
Our Sunday begins in Pommerit le Vicomte where we assemble before driving to nearby beautiful Pontrieux where we attend Mass followed by a very enjoyable stroll through the charming town which has the river flowing through making it a truly exquisite setting. In the afternoon Yves and Josiane took me to a very interesting [read more …] “Pommerit le Vicomte Visit 2011 – Part Two”
Millstreet Pipe Band will be holding their Church Gate Collection this forthcoming weekend, 24th and 25th September 2011. Established over 60 years this is one voluntary group which deserves the most generous of supports when one considers how privileged we are in Millstreet to have such a musical treasure which always adds so much and gives such a sense of occasion to a huge variety of events on such a very regular and consistent basis. And we have also just become aware that the ladies in the Pipe Band will be taking part in the Cork Mini Marathon where they will be fundraising for different charities including COPE, The Irish Heart Foundation, Motor Neuron & The Lifeboat Association. Your generous support to this weekend’s collection would be greatly appreciated.
As promised, we begin our special feature on our recent visit to our twin town, Pommerit le Vicomte in Brittany where celebrations marking the 25th anniversary of our Twinning took place on the Friday evening (2nd Sept. 2011) …. But we begin on the previous Saturday (27th Aug.) when twenty of us left The Square, Millstreet on Darren Kealy’s bus driven by William Fitzgerald. Leaving Cork Airport we soon arrived at [read more …] “Millstreet Visits Pommerit le Vicomte in Autumn 2011 – Part One”
While normal life continued as usual in Dublin over the past week Dublin colours and Kerry colours also could be seen in various locations. We congratulate both Kerry and Dublin on a totally marvellous, exciting and memorable All-Ireland Football Final in Croke Park this afternoon. To mark Dublin’s remarkable one-point win we share images of [read more …] “All-Ireland Atmosphere in Dublin 2011”
Photographed on Clara Road, Millstreet this Sunday morning we join the Tractor Run on a day when Dublin andKerry are in Croke Park, Dublin for the All-Ireland Football Final. (S.R.).
Jim Mc Sweeney has also uploaded a large gallery of excellent photos of over 120 photos of the Tractor Run
Last night we recorded for LTV2 Liam O’Flynn’s quite fascinating story of how their family pet, “Sol”, was miraculously found by a very kind gentleman in Hollyhill, Cork who checked relevant “Lost and Found” websites and having recognised the dog from one of the websites immediately contacted the O’Flynn Family – all this ten days after the dog first went missing. Numerous efforts had been made through our Millstreet website, other “Lost and Found” websites, local radio stations and through contact with various people. And the Mary Gaffney prayer “Jesus was lost. Jesus was found. Jesus find (whatever you lost).” was said daily (a prayer which had proven to be so powerful in successfully finding what is lost). We are all so very pleased with the happy outcome. When LTV2 recommences later in the Autumn we shall feature Liam’s telling of the story. (S.R.)
Together with many representatives from various Co. Cork communities, Millstreet Tidy Towns Association were thrilled to be among the winners in their category in the Litter Challenge Competition 2011. Here we share images from [read more …] “Tidy Towns Association Presented with Litter Challenge Award in Cork”
Millstreet has just been awarded €1,750.00 for having come First in CategoryB1 of the Cork Co. Anti-Litter Competition. Members of Millstreet Tidy Towns Association are in Cork Co. Hall tonight receiving the prestigious award. What wonderfully uplifting encouragement for the superbly dedicated Association. All this on a week when Millstreet has shone so brightly in the National Tidy Towns Awards winning a Bronze Medal. Sincere and heartfelt congratulations to all involved. (S.R.)
And so we come to the final part of our special feature on the wonderful wedding of Julie O’Leary and David Brosnan. Here we focus on the magnificent wedding reception at Ballygarry House Hotel, Tralee on 5th August 2011. We get to meet “Elvis” ( a member of the excellent “Celebration” Band) during the evening of [read more …] “Wedding of Julie O’Leary & David Brosnan – Part 4”