“Monster MAC” Adventure Race

 

To the all the people of Millstreet and its surrounds

 

Hilary, Paul and Marie would like to say a huge THANK YOU for all your wonderful support and help for The Monster Mac. Without it the event would not have happened. It was so nice to work with so many friendly and enthusiastic people and with all that positive energy we would hope to be back again next year. Millstreet is a unique town with an amazingly strong community spirit. The Céad Míle Fáilte is alive and well in the community of Millstreet.

Mass from “The City” at Shrone on LTV this Sunday Evening

Weather permitting,  Dan Joe Kelleher and I will record the 2.00 p.m. Mass scheduled to be celebrated at “The City” in Shrone on this Sunday, 1st May 2011.   It will then be transmitted on LTV at 5.30 p.m. on Sunday…the very same evening thanks to Dan Joe’s dedication to Local Television.   The transmission will then be followed by a repeat of this week’s LTV1 and LTV2 programmes bringing us to the very end of this season’s LTV broadcasts.    We thank you for being such loyal Viewers and wish you all a very Happy Summer and look forward to a new LTV season in the Autumn.   (S.R.)

Eurovision Documentary to be Screened on Monday, 2nd May on RTÉ1 at 10.30 p.m.

Entitled “The Secret History of the Eurovision” this major documentary, part of which was filmed here in Millstreet in September 2010 when Niamh Kavanagh and the Duggan Family participated in comprehensive interviews, will be broadcast on RTÉ1 television on this Monday  from 10.30 p.m until 12.15 a.m..

Very Successful Vintage Day at Green Glens

Dedicated Volunteers at Millstreet's very successful Vintage Day at Green Glens. From left: Kathleen Healy, Sheila Murphy and her son, Kevin. Kevin was the official Health & Safety Officer at the huge event. We are presently preparing a full feature on the superbly enjoyable and most impressive occasion.

Easter Commemoration at the Square on Easter Sunday

Tony Lane from Kinsale (on right of commemorative wreath) delivered an excellent address at Millstreet's National Monument on Easter Sunday 2011. The annual event was attended by a large gathering blessed with good weather. Millstreet Pipe Band, as always, added so much to the important occasion. We are presently preparing a full feature on the significant event.

Easter Vigil at St. Patrick’s Church, Millstreet – Sat., 23rd April 2011

The Light of Easter shines during the Easter Vigil Ceremony at St. Patrick's Church, Millstreet on Holy Saturday Night 2011.

A beautiful sunset was in evidence over Millstreet this Saturday evening as people made their way to the Church for the annual Easter Vigil ceremony.   The celebrant was Fr. John Fitzgerald, P.P. while [read more …] “Easter Vigil at St. Patrick’s Church, Millstreet – Sat., 23rd April 2011”

Vintage Day Preparations at Green Glens

Some of the wonderfully dedicated Volunteers preparing for tomorrow's major Vintage Day at Green Glens.

Tomorrow, Easter Sunday is scheduled to be a truly marvellous Family Day at Green Glens where the very best of vintage will be on display, superb musical performances, lots of exciting activities for young people and, hopefully, splendid weather conditions.   This and lots more to make it a day to [read more …] “Vintage Day Preparations at Green Glens”

Sarah’s Cake Sale This Morning – A Wonderful Success!

Sarah Meaney serving scrumptiously delicious baking to Kathleen O'Connor at her hugely successful Cake Sale in the Square, Millstreet this morning. Also included are four of her very dedicated helpers/bakers. The uplifting event realised an amazing €755.00 in the two hours. All these funds will assist Sarah in her inspiring mission when she later travels to Romania in aid of the very worthy oragnisation "Comber" which works for a future without orphanages.

On LTV2 Millstreet on last Thursday night (repeated at 8pm on this Sunday), Sarah Meaney was interviewed by Mary Ankettell regarding her participation in the “Comber” Project in Romania.  The aim of the Project is to help build a better future for children and adults  with disabilities in Romania.   This morning, blessed with glorious sunny weather and assisted by [read more …] “Sarah’s Cake Sale This Morning – A Wonderful Success!”

Celebrating Easter in Style – All Ready for the Easter Parade!

Some truly magnificent Easter Bonnets featured in this year's Easter Bonnet Fashion Show at Presentation N.S., Millstreet.

As well as the very impressive Fashion Show at the School there was also a very successful Cake Sale in aid of Trócaire.  The children went on a brief town tour after the Fashion Show and lots [read more …] “Celebrating Easter in Style – All Ready for the Easter Parade!”

Put On Your Easter Bonnet!

A wonderfully colourful Easter Bonnet Fashion Show took place at Presentation N.S., Millstreet before the Easter Holidays. We are presently preparing a full feature on this exquisite annual event....so lots more pictures to follow shortly. And Millstreet will of course witness its annual Easter Parade to the Monument in the Square on this Sunday after 11.30 a.m. Mass where a very interesting address will be delivered remembering those who helped to achieve independence for Ireland.

“Ciorcal Chomhrá” Every Wednesday at Millstreet Library

Every Wednesday at Millstreet Library from 11.00 a.m. until 12.00 noon an enthusiastic group of people interested in the Irish Language assemble for an hour discussing and exploring different interesting issues of Irish culture and more. Others are more than welcome to join irrespective of one's standard of spoken Irish. Here we view four of the very dedicated members of the "Ciorcal Chomhrá" (Discussion Circle). From left: Cáit Ní Mhuimhneachán, Siobhán Uí Chorcorán, Peig Ní Éalaithe agus Della Uí Choileáin.

Millstreet Parish Capital Fund Draw

Millstreet Parish Capital Fund Draw

Total prizemoney: €2,500

1st Prize: €1,000

2nd Prize: €500

3rd Prize: €250

4th & 5th Prize: €150

6th & 7th Prize:  €100

8th & 9th Prize:  €75

10th & 11th Prize: €50

 

Prizemoney sponsored by:  Millstreet Vintage Club

Draw will take place on Sunday,  15th May  2011

All proceeds are for the Restoration Fund.

Tickets €2 each or 3 for €5.00

 

Tickets available from Restoration Committee or Parish Office.


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.