Mallow Camera Club Wins All-Ireland

Camera Clubs from all over Ireland took part in the Irish Photographic Federations National Club Finals held recently over two days in the Athlone Institute of Technology, Athlone. It is the biggest competitive event for amateur photographers in Ireland. The overall winning club for 2011 is Mallow Camera Club. Two of the clubs members are from Millstreet - Colman Culhane & Geraldine Dennehy.

Seeking Employment? Two IRD Duhallow Workshops to Assist

Are you at present seeking Employment?

Job Search Strategy & Skills Workshop which will enable participants to Learn to Tap into the hidden Jobs Market; Develop Techniques for Effective Networking; Telephone Techniques to secure an in Interview; Source suitable Potential Employers using Career Decisions unique Virtual Career Centre. Additionally participants will be shown the smart way to job hunt in today’s fast moving environment and develop methods for researching employers.

Interview Skills Workshop which will help participants learn how to prepare for meeting with prospective employers. Participants will learn techniques for reducing pre-interview nerves; identify Interview Checklist of Dos and Don’ts and also learn about grooming and Dress Guidelines.

Each workshop will be two days in duration from 10a.m. to 4p.m. Places will be limited therefore registration is necessary. If you would like to book your place or would like to receive further information please contact Mary on 029 60633.

 

IRD Duhallow Dawn Chorus Meeting on 15th May at 5.00 a.m.

IRD Duhallow’s Bird Watching Group are hosting a Dawn Chorus Meeting on Sunday the 15th May 2011

Date: Sunday the 15th May 2011, 5.00am

Meeting Point: James O’Keeffe Institute, Newmarket, Co Cork.

Duration 1.5-2 hours

Light Refreshments will be served                                             Admission is FREE of charge

Booking is essential for further information please contact Katie Crowley on 029 60633

All Welcome

Peg Healy’s Wonderful 80th Birthday

Peg Healy celebrated her 80th Birthday at her home in Murphy’s Terrace, Millstreet in the presence of her eleven children (pictured here), thirty grandchildren, sisters, brothers, family, neighbours and friends on Saturday, 7th May 2011.  We all wish the very popular, cheerful and wonderfully friendly Peg a very Happy Birthday.   Lots more pictures to follow later.

Brother Vincent Corkery Honoured in Millstreet

To mark recognition of the recent major award bestowed in Malayasia on Brother Vincent Corkery, a special function and presentation was held at the Wallis Arms Hotel on Friday, 6th May 2011. Brother Vincent is seated second from left with Fr. John Fitzgerald, P.P., Noel Buckley of Millstreet Community Council and Eily Buckley (sister of Brother Vincent). Also included are family members and friends.

Television Reminders

“Crystal Swing” are scheduled to appear on tonight’s “Late Late Show” on RTÉ1 television while on tomorrow (Saturday) night at 9.00 on Sky Channel 4More there is another opportunity to view the excellent Australian documentary entitled “The Secret History of the Eurovision” which contains significant footage of Millstreet re the 1993 Eurovision.

Inspiring Tidy Towns Association Seeks More Volunteers

Dedicated Millstreet Tidy Towns Association Volunteers on an impressive painting project at Drishane Road on Thursday, 5th May 2011.

Many visitors to Millstreet remark on how well our town and its environs look.    Millstreet Tidy Towns Association must take much of the credit for these uplifting visitor comments when one considers the Trojan work consistently carried out by truly dedicated members.   But they need lots more Volunteers to continue such [read more …] “Inspiring Tidy Towns Association Seeks More Volunteers”

Excellent “Evening Echo” Coverage this Evening of Monster MAC

"Evening Echo" photographer supreme, Larry Cummins captured some wonderful images of the superb atmosphere of last Saturday's "Monster MAC" at Millstreet Country Park while Reporter Helen Walsh presented an uplifting and splendid account of the exciting event.

Monster MAC Event in Millstreet Gets Full Marks from Enthusiastic Participants!!

Key Organisers of the hugely successful Monster MAC event at Millstreet Country Park this past Saturday.

Thanks to the Trojan efforts of enthusiastic and dedicated organisers like Marie, Hannelie, Hilary, Joanie and Paul who co-ordinated some 187 energetic participants and 53 very hard working volunteers, the overall response of [read more …] “Monster MAC Event in Millstreet Gets Full Marks from Enthusiastic Participants!!”

“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.