Presentation of 2017 Cheques by Transition Year Students at MCS

During a very impressive end of school year ceremony at MCS Transition Year Students presented three substantial cheques to three praiseworthy organisations following the many fundraising events during the years including the very memorable colourful Fashion Show. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)

Magnificent Fashion Show at Millstreet Community School – Part 1

The superb Gym at Millstreet Community School was recently transformed into an exquisite Fashion Pavilion where a truly magnificent fundraising Fashion Show was held before a capacity audience.  Here we share Part One of a selection of images from the spectacular colourful occasion.   Click on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.) continue reading the full article “Magnificent Fashion Show at Millstreet Community School – Part 1”

“Radio Treasures” Reflects & Features Different Events

Tonight we reflect on the tragic events in Manchester and include appropriate reflective music.  We also feature a variety of events including all those pictured below….Fashion Show, Stretcher Race through Millstreet, presentation of Town Park Minute Book, interview with Aedamur Kelly (to be broadcast at 10pm on Tuesday, 30th May), World Fiddle Day in Scartaglin, Storytime and Singing at Aubane Community Centre including a Diamond Jubilee Cake for Dick and Katie Dineen and finally Carnegie Hall – home of Millstreet Museum.  To log in from 9:30 to 11:00pm click on the following link.  (S.R.) :  www.corkmusicstation.com

Blue Grass & Country Music Delight at Millstreet Library

The wonderfully talented Blue Grass/Country Music Group from USA and Canada “Thunder & Rain” truly brought sunshine (!) to the enthusiastic audience at Millstreet Library on Friday morning (19th May 2017). Coordinator John from Mallow annually introduces such superb Groups to many audiences during the Bealtaine Festival. Click on the images to enlarge. Lots more images to follow later.  Many thanks to Librarian Grace for making such a splendid venue available.   The Group later visited Presentation N.S..  (S.R.)

Wishing Our All-Ireland Boxing Finalists Supreme Every Success

Friends and Supporters of All-Ireland Boxing Finalists Chloe, Megan and Leah – all of the Competitors from the Aubane/Mushera area of Millstreet – wish every success to the three excellent Sports Ambassadors as they compete in this highly prestigious Boxing Final in Dublin. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)

Updated: Results from the All Ireland Girls Boxing Championships:
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Derrinagree NS win Rural Schools Final!

After an epic struggle and with goals galore, Derinagree National School emerged victorious with a goal to spare over a gallant St.Brendan’s Rathcoole National School, in the Rural Schools Football Finals, held today in Rathcoole. Well done to all the teams and organisers for an excellent competition.
Final score: Derinagree 5-8 Rathcoole 4-8

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Death Notice: Maurice Walsh, Ickenham, Uxbridge, England & late of Dooneen, Millstreet

Phil Walsh very kindly emailed us on Tuesday night (16th May 2017) to share the sad news that his father, Maurice, peacefully went to his Eternal Reward on Tuesday morning.   We extend our heartfelt sympathy to the Walsh Family (and all other relatives) at this challenging time on the very sad departure of dear Maurice, R.I.P. – a true gentleman of the very highest calibre and friend supreme of his native Millstreet. He has most certainly left his wonderful mark on the history of Millstreet especially in our Museum. So many know the name of Maurice Walsh a native of his beloved Dooneen beside Millstreet Railway Station. How magnificently generous he has been to Millstreet in his presenting of such treasured items such as the now famous Gramophone and “Dobo” – the Mobo Horse. These two items alone delight our many visitors national and international. May Maurice rest in peace as he joins his dear wife Eva (who died in January 2017) in their Heavenly Home.  Ar dheis Dé go raibh a n-anamnacha dílse (May they both rest in peace).   Maurice loved to receive “Clara News” and constantly pictured Clara Mountain as he fondly remembered it from childhood.  He made available to Millstreet Museum the many books, photographs and historic items from the very impressive collection of the late Paddy Dillon.  He was also in regular phone communication with the Garvey Family and treasured the occasion when he met Joe Garvey at Millstreet Museum when he visited Millstreet for the funeral of his brother, John (Jack) who had given many wonderful years of dedicated service to CIE at Millstreet Railway Station.   Maurice was such a gifted gentleman in such areas as a craftsman supreme and a magnificent calligrapher.  Below we share a special 1980s image of the truly marvellous Couple.  It has been a great privilege to have known and met with Maurice and Eva both of whom have so enriched our lives.  (S.R.) 

Eva & Maurice Walsh pictured in the 1980s delivering the now famous Gramophone (in Millstreet Museum) to Victoria Coach Station in London where I travelled to Ireland with it and other historic items on a Slattery’s Coach.

Entries Invited for Millstreet Soap Box Derby 2017

Entries are invited for Millstreet Soap Box Derby 2017 which was scheduled to take place on Sunday 30th July from K&L Headquarters at Mount Leader proceeding to Clara Road.   This date has now been brought forward one week.  It now takes place on Sunday, 23rd July 2017 and the entry fee is €30.00.   Now is the time to be considering the building of safe creative Soap Boxes.  This was a hugely popular event when held two years ago.  It is being coordinated by Millstreet Men’s Shed.  Further information from Ivor Horton – on 087 363 3210 or by emailing ivorahorton@ gmail.com (S.R.)

Patricia’s Very Successful Coffee Morning Benefits Two Important Groups

Patricia Guerin wishes to thank most sincerely all those who helped, supported and did baking for the recent Coffee Morning in aid of Millstreet Day Care Centre and COPE Foundation, Mallow.  Thanks to Millstreet GAA for the use of the Community Hall.    The help and support from All was greatly appreciated.    The amount contributed to date is €1,240.00.  Mass has been offered for the intentions of All.   We thank Patricia for this Notice.  (S.R.)

24th Anniversary of the Eurovision in Millstreet

Let’s have look back at this day twenty four years ago, May 15th 1993, and we’ll never forget the XXXVIII Edition of the Eurovision Song Contest which took part in the Green Glens Arena, Millstreet. Watch the videos below with the voting (with Terry Wogan of the BBC), and the full show (Norwegian commentary), or look at some of our other memories from the 1993 Eurovision.

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Aubane Cross Monument Upgrades

John F Kelleher of Aubane Social Club has informed us of upgrades that have been completed to the Monument at Aubane Cross,new Plants have been added as has new state of the Art lighting which looks very impressive by night,check out the Photos below,also tonight Monday May 15th is the Final Night of Set Dancing in Aubane Community Centre and performing there Tonight is the Donie Nolan Ceili Band,Kick Off is at 9.15,Dancing will resume on Monday Nights in Mid September.

Death Notice: Hugh V Kelleher, Rosnalee Lodge

Kelleher (Kanturk), on May 14th 2017, peacefully at Cork University Hospital, Hugh V., Woodview, Gurteen and formerly of Rosnalee Lodge, (late of Munster Cattle Breeding). Beloved husband of Nuala (nee O’Hanlon) and dear father of Kenneth and Adrian. Deeply regretted by his loving wife, sons, sisters Sr Anna Maria (Australia) and Rebecca (Desmond), brothers Henry and Denis, daughter-in-law Sara, sisters-in-law Carmel and Sheila, nieces, nephews, relatives and a large circle of friends.

Reposing at McCarthy’s Funeral Home, Banteer. Rosary on this Monday evening at 9pm. Reposing on tomorrow, Tuesday from 6.30pm followed by removal at 8pm to St John’s Church, Dromagh. Requiem Mass on Wednesday at 12 noon. Funeral afterwards to St John’s Cemetery, Glantane. May he Rest in Peace.

Dromtarriffe Ladies Football

Dromtarriffe ladies football are holding our major  fundraising evening

on Wednesday May 24th

from 6.30pm to 9pm.

Annual Clothes collection and coffee evening.

All unwanted clothes, shoes,bed linen, mobile phones, laptops and books (no duvet,pillows or school books).

This is an important fundraiser for the club.

Anymore information needed please contact Sean Feely 0863168212

or

Kieran O Flynn 0870601017.

Thanks Kieran O Flynn Sec.

Feis Laitiarain 2017

Feis Laitiarain
Cuilinn Uí Chaoimh

will take place this year on

Sunday 25th June, starting at 12 noon

Competitions in Singing (English & Irish), music (all instruments including duets, trios and bands), Poetry (English & Irish), Sean-Nós Dancing and Set-Dancing

The Feis will be held in Cullen GAA grounds.

Schedule for Feis Laitiarain [from Millstreet Comhaltas]

Death Notice: Eileen (Helen Mary) Tucker, late of Ballydaly

The death has occurred of Eileen (Helen Mary) Tucker of Hawthorn Avenue, Killarney, and late of Ballydaly, Millstreet. Peacefully at her home in the presence of her loving family on 12th May 2017. Beloved daughter of the late Nora and Denis and aunt of the late Stephen. Deeply regretted by her twin sister Noreen (Gayden), brothers Tommy, Fr Seán, Eddie, Denis and Donal, sisters-in-law Estelle and Eileen, nephews and nieces, relatives and friends. “May She Rest In Peace”.
Reposing at O’Shea’s Funeral Home, Cathedral Place, Killarney on Sunday evening from 4.00 pm to 6.00 pm. Removal at 6.00 pm on Sunday evening to St Mary’s Cathedral. Requiem Mass on Monday morning at 10.30am, burial afterwards in St Mary’s Cemetery, Millstreet. Family flowers only by request, donations if desired to Palliative Care.
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Derrinagree National School’s 3rd Green Flag award!

Derrinagree National School’s 3rd Green Flag award! Cathal, Una & Elizabeth race back to school having received their 3rd Green Flag at an Awards Ceremony in Cork today! A wonderful achievement! Well done to the Water Committee & the rest of the school in their role as Leaky Detectives!
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Health Promoting School Flag Awarded to Presentation N.S., Millstreet

Margaret Crowley, (on left behind the flag) Health Promotion & Improvement H.S.E. presents the official Health Promoting School Flag to teacher Helen McAuliffe (on right behind the flag) who has coordinated the wonderfully praiseworthy project at Presentation N.S., Millstreet.  Click on the image to enlarge.  (S.R.)

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Traffic Arrangements for Annual Tubrid Mass 2017

In the interest of health and safety a maximum of 44 cars will be permitted to park within the Tubrid environs for the annual Tubrid Mass which takes place on Friday, 26th May 2017.  This traffic arrangement will allow important access should any emergency vehicle be called upon.   We thank James for alerting us to this new parking plan for the annual Mass.  (S.R.)

Shandrum Céilí Band CD Launch on “Radio Treasures” Tonight

Tonight from 9:30 to 11:00 “Radio Treasures” features at 10pm highlights of the official launch of the Shandrum Céilí Band CD in Buttevant Church.  We share lots of images below (102 photographs) from the magnificent launch.   Leader Alan Finn and his amazing team of superbly talented All-Ireland winning musicians totally delighted the entire capacity audience (congregation) on an evening of true magic.  Tune in to our programme (especially at 10pm) on www.corkmusicstation.com  (S.R.) And we continue to share almost 100 more pictures from the wonderfully prestigious and totally enjoyable musical experience in Buttevant on Sat. 6th May 2017. continue reading the full article “Shandrum Céilí Band CD Launch on “Radio Treasures” Tonight”

Millstreet Vintage Club are holding a Tractor Run on this Sunday May 7th

Millstreet Vintage Club are holding a Tractor Run on tommorrow Sunday May 7, Sign on is at 11.30 at The Wallis Arms Hotel with the Run departing at 12.30 with a nice Scenic Route winding its way back to the Finish in Millstreet. All Tractors both Old and New are welcome to take Part,for more details contact Johnny Flynn at 087 9230332 or Donie Lucey 086 8545873.