Culture Night 2019

Millstreet Community Council is inviting representatives of Pubs, Clubs, Groups, Organisations, Businesses & Individuals interested in participating in Culture Night on Friday September 20th (the Annual All of Ireland celebration of culture, creativity and the arts) to a meeting in the Wallis Arms Hotel on Wednesday June 26th at 8pm.  Your support would be greatly appreciated.

Air Ambulance Helicopter to get the Green Light

Finally it looks like the Air Ambulance based in Rathcoole is to get the go-ahead:

“Minister for Health, Simon Harris, TD, announced today (Friday) that a new aeromedical service in the South will be launched in the coming weeks following the signing of a Service Level Agreement between the HSE and Irish Community Rapid Response.
Welcoming the news, Minister Harris said “I am delighted that a new aeromedical service in the South will commence shortly. I would like to thank the HSE National Ambulance Service and Irish Community Rapid Response for its commitment in developing this Service Level Agreement and ensuring the necessary clinical and corporate governance arrangements are such that the new service will be safe, robust and sustainable.
The service will see the establishment of a charitably funded Helicopter Emergency Medical Service in the South, which will operate from Rathcoole Aerodrome, just northeast of Millstreet, County Cork. The service will complement the existing aeromedical services and improve aeromedical access to the South of Ireland …”

[read the full statement on the Department of Health website]

[read more …] “Air Ambulance Helicopter to get the Green Light”

Recalling Wonderful Times in Millstreet

We thank Con Meade and Denis McSweeney for sharing this wonderful image of Coláiste Pádraig Students with Principal Garret Hickey taken at Millstreet Boys’ Secondary School in West End 1958 We thank Denis O’Sullivan of Barnes in Southwest London for kindly providing us with the exact year of the historic photo and also for indicating names of some of the Students.  When we learn the names of All we shall share.  Click on the image to enlarge. (S.R.)
Sincere thanks to Mary Buckley, Ballinatona, Millstreet for sharing this great memory of Millstreet Carnival as it was recorded in the “Cork Examiner” in the late 1950s.   When we learn All the names we shall share.  Click on the image to enlarge. (S.R.)

“Radio Treasures” Tonight from 9:30 to 11:00 – Archive Gems plus 134th Mile

Our 10pm interview tonight introduces Kevin & Mary Donovan and their inspiring project.   And we visit our audio archives for some very special gems.   All this and much more tonight on Cork Music Station .   Also in tonight’s “Radio Treasures” we include musings, music and songs galore. Listen to the magnificent music of Kevin McDermott who will be among many others to feature in a special “Silver Surfer 2019” programme next Tuesday night.    Click on the images to enlarge. Feel most welcome to make contact by logging into our “Seán Radley” Facebook chat page or by texting.  One may also email us on millstreetmuseum @eircom.net – Happy Listening!  Click on the image to enlarge.  Click here to tune into tonight’s Show.  (S.R.)

From left: Sharon Lane of Millstreet GAA with Kevin and Mary Donovan at Millstreet Town Park on Sat. 8th June 2019.  (S.R.)

Wonderfully Successful Fundraising Quiz For Fisherman Supreme Luke

On Friday, 7th June 2019 a wonderfully successful fundraising Quiz was held at McCarthy’s Bar, Millstreet.  Special thanks to Joanne & Staff for creating such a welcoming atmosphere for all attending the very enjoyable Quiz superbly devised by Question Master supreme – Liam Flynn – assisted by Kathleen Flynn.   The Poster below explains the praiseworthy purpose of the Quiz:

Here we share not only images from the Quiz but also pictures which Luke’s father, Billy, has made available showing some of the awards already won by the splendidly talented Fisherman – Luke O’Donoghue.  There was tremendous support for the event and Thomas Galvin was especially praised for his promotional work.   One of our images below just illustrates the large number of prizes presented for the Draw.

We wish Luke every success in the forthcoming World Youth Fly Fishing Championships in the Czech Republic in August 2019.   Click on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.)

And there was even a prize for the most original name chosen by a Team – won by this Group: [read more …] “Wonderfully Successful Fundraising Quiz For Fisherman Supreme Luke”

Millstreet Pictorial News – Sunday 9th June 2019

With lots of recent different happenings and various activities in the Millstreet area we share a selection of images recalling the many occasions.   Among the topics featured:

  1.  Royal Welcome accorded to Bennettsbridge, Co. Kilkenny by Millstreet G.A.A..
  2.  Carrigdhoun Cycling  Club visits Millstreet.
  3.  Reaching new heights at The Square!
  4.  Kevin Donovan runs his 134th Cork G.A.A. Mile at Town Park.   
  5.  Pat & Noreen continue to beautify Millstreet with flowers from Supervalu.
  6.  Impressive gathering for Annual St. Mary’s Cemetery Mass.                                                                         Click on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.)Lots more images to follow.

[read more …] “Millstreet Pictorial News – Sunday 9th June 2019”

Millstreet GAA Host Famous Bennettsbridge in Féile na nGael

Millstreet GAA host famous Bennettsbridge in Féile na nGael

Millstreet Juvenile GAA plays host to one of Kilkenny’s great hurling clubs Bennetsbridge in the John West Féile na nGael National Festival of U14 Hurling this weekend.

The action is underway on this Friday evening in Cloughduv with all four teams in the group involved, Millstreet face Castleblayney(Monaghan) with Bennetsbridge(Kilkenny) taking on Cloughduv, both games at 5.30pm. That’s followed by Millstreet v Cloughduv and Castleblayney v Bennettsbridge, both games at 6.30pm.

Following the two games at Cloughduv, Millstreet Juvenile GAA welcome Bennettsbridge club to Millstreet with a Parade from the Town Square at 8.15pm to Millstreet GAA Community Hall for a reception.

The hurling resumes on Saturday morning, Millstreet take on Bennettsbridge in Millstreet Town Park at 10am to determine what team progresses to the knockout phase.

We thank John Tarrant for this excellent information.  (S.R.)

[read more …] “Millstreet GAA Host Famous Bennettsbridge in Féile na nGael”

Kevin Runs Mile in St. John’s Football Club’s Pitch at Station Road

Pictured are some of the many Friends and Supporters from St. John’s Football Club in Aubane and Mushera assembling in St. John’s Pitch at Station Road,  Millstreet on Sunday, 26th May 2019 for Kevin Donovan’s Cork GAA Mile Challenge. Click on the image to enlarge. (S.R.)

[read more …] “Kevin Runs Mile in St. John’s Football Club’s Pitch at Station Road”

Cork G.A.A. Mile Challenge in Town Park on Satruday at 11:00am

Kevin runs One Mile Challenge on Town Park

Champion fundraiser Kevin Donovan has taken on the huge challenge of running one mile in every GAA Club in County Cork. That is 156 fields, Kevin will run around the GAA ground at Millstreet Town Park on this Saturday (8th June 2019)  at 11am in a Millstreet GAA jersey.

We thank John Tarrant for alerting us to this important event. Click on the Poster to enlarge. (S.R.) 

The novel venture is in aid of the Cork Deaf Association and Parkinson’s Association of Ireland. Come along after the Féile Hurling game, join in and run or just cheer on Kevin.

 

Kevin’s Cork GAA Mile Challenge in Duhallow this Saturday entails visits to Castlemagner(9.15am), Millstreet(11am), Dromtariffe(12.30pm), Cullen(2.30pm) and Knocknagree(4pm).

 

 

Millstreet Vintage Club upcoming Events for your Diary over the next Couple of Months.

Millstreet Vintage Club upcoming Events for your Diary over the next Couple of Months.

Sat Evening June 22nd Summer BBQ Run leaving Millstreet at 6.45pm – Details Willie Fitzgerald on 087 2229874.

Sunday June 30th Circuit of Ireland Revisited leaving Dromtariffe Hall at 11.30am – Details Donie Lucey on 086 8545873.

Sunday July 28th Charity Truck Run for Aer Ambulance Service leaving K and L Depot at 12 Noon – Details Daniel Lucey on 086 8680807.

Stepping Stones Fundraiser

The children of Stepping Stones Pre-School and Afterschool in Derinagree held a fun Pyjama day and raised an amazing€490 for CLIONA’S FOUNDATION ( SEE clionasfoundation.com) a very worthy non-profit organisation that helps families with seriously sick children all around Ireland.  We were so thrilled to help and hand over the cheque to Phil who came from Limerick to personally thank us.

[read more …] “Stepping Stones Fundraiser”

Tubrid Mass To Be Broadcast on Cork Music Station on Tuesday at 8pm

Fr. Paddy O’Byrne presents a Millstreet Calendar to Fr. Kevin Mulcahy (on right) following the annual celebration of Mass at Tubrid Holy Well for Examination Students whose exams begin on Wednesday. Held on Tuesday, 7th June 2016 in the exquisite setting the occasion was blessed with beautiful weather. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)

On this Tuesday evening for the very first time we shall be transmitting live on Cork Music Station the annual Examinations Mass being concelebrated at Tubrid Holy Well by Fr. Kevin Mulcahy and Fr. Paddy O’Byrne.   The Broadcast begins at 7:50pm with Mass at 8:00pm.   To tune in anywhere in the world just click Here

Cork Music Station will be broadcasting live from Tubrid Holy Well on Tuesday, 4th June 2019 from 7:50pm.  Sincere thanks to Denis Lane for public address system and to William & Ita Fitzgerald for broadcast coordination.  To James O’Sullivan we extend grateful thanks for much appreciated support in this project.  “Radio Treasures” will be broadcast at 10pm on Tuesday night also.  (S.R.)

INTO Retirement Reception for Hannah Kelleher & Con Meade

A most pleasant function was held on Friday, 17th May 2019 at Killarney’s Great Southern Hotel hosted by the Millstreet INTO Branch to bid farewell and to acknowledge the magnificent contribution made by Con Meade (Former Principal Kilcorney NS) and Hannah Kelleher (Former Principal Cullen NS) over the years.  Here we share some ten images from the very special occasion.  We wish Hannah and Con every Blessing for a very Happy Retirement.  Click on the pictures to enlarge.  (S.R.)  Here is the caption to the picture above.  Deputy INTO President Mary Magner is at centre with chain of office while on left is Retiring Principal Kilcorney NS Con Meade and on right is Retiring Principal Cullen NS Hannah Kelleher – Also included are Teaching Colleagues, Family and Friends. [read more …] “INTO Retirement Reception for Hannah Kelleher & Con Meade”

Key Found on Clara Mountain – Now Collected at Millstreet Post Office

Delighted to report that the Key found on Clara Mountain has now been collected by its thrilled owner who saw our notice on the website.   We thank Margaret and Noreen at the Post Office for sharing the uplifting news.   The original notice:

This key was handed into Millstreet Post Office on this Thursday (30th May 2019) having been found on Clara Mountain.   The Owner of the key may collect it at the Post Office.  We thank Margaret and Noreen for alerting us to the found object.  (S.R.)

Click on the image to enlarge.

Boherbue’s “Music Room” Presentation Cancelled This Thursday

Boherbue’s “Music Room” presentation scheduled for this Thursday, 6th June 2019 – has been cancelled.    Millstreet Gramophone Circle’s next presentation is on Friday, 28th June and will be the final one of the season until we resume in September.   Below we picture Michael Drew (seated) whose musical choices – all on an Irish theme – were all so thoroughly enjoyed by a capacity audience at Millstreet Day Care Centre on Friday, 31st May.   Also included in our image are just some of the appreciative audience.  Click on the picture to enlarge.  (S.R.)

Cemetery Masses

In Kilcorney, Cemetery Masses will be celebrated at:

  • Kilcorney graveyard on June 7th at 7.30pm, and at
  • Old Kilcorney Graveyard on June 21st at 7.30pm.

Also, in Millstreet, the Cemetery Masses will be held at:

  • St. Mary’s Cemetery on next Friday 7th June at 7.30p.m.
  • Drishane Cemetery on Tuesday 18th June at 7.30p.m.
  • Cullen Cemetery on Thursday 20th June at 7.30p.m.

… and St. John’s Well Mass is on Monday 24th June at 7.30p.m. [1]

Great Response to Launch of Truck Run for Irish Community Rapid Response Aer Ambulance

Millstreet Vintage Club would like to thank everybody for there support at the Launch of the Truck Run in the Town Park in Millstreet yesterday and also for the generosity shown by the General Public toIRand there Team who gave a fabulous insight into what they do and to the benefits of having an Air Ambulance Service in the locality and also beyond,John Kearney who is heading up the Air Ambulance project gave invaluable information to all the People who attended at the Event and hopefully this will give an even better picture of what potential this Service will have when up and Running.
Truck Run Clerk of the Course Daniel Lucey of Millstreet Vintage Club would like to thank all Club Members and Friends who helped out on both the lead up to yesterdays Launch and on the day itself and all at very short notice and without everyones help the Event would not have been the success that it was and reminds us that The Truck Run for Irish Community Rapid Response will take place on Sunday July 28th and will be based out of the K and L Transport Complex in Millstreet.
Photos Courtesy of Daniel Lane and ICRR Group. [f]

If you wish to do so you can now Donate to the ICRR Air Ambulance with the Instructions stated below.

IBAN: IE24MATN99221206094207

BIC: MATNIE21XXX

 

Royal Welcome for Air Ambulance Helicopter in Millstreet

On Sunday, 2nd June 2019 a royal welcome was accorded to the magnificent Air Ambulance Helicopter with its Pilot John Murray and Project Coordinator John Kearney at Millstreet Town Park.   The magnificent event was superbly organised by Millstreet Vintage Club who also invited many Truck Owners to park nearby – all arranged to officially launch the fundraising (for the Air Ambulance) Truck Run which takes place from the K&L Complex on Sun. 28th July 2019.   Here we share just five of many more images (to follow later) from Sunday’s most successful event.  Click on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.) [f] [read more …] “Royal Welcome for Air Ambulance Helicopter in Millstreet”

ECOUNESCO Award Winners Darren, Bevin & Omar

Sincere congratulations to Darren Kiely, Bevin Murphy and Omar Daly (all Students of Millstreet Community School) on recently winning the highly prestigious ECOUNESCO Award for their superb research and presentation of their praiseworthy project.   They won the Senior Eco Innovation Award impressing the Judges with their robust Science and eloquent Presentation.   Special thanks also to Teacher Jennifer O’Donoghue and Principal Pól Ó Síodhcháin for their coordination and encouragement.  The joyous occasion was held in the splendid Convention Centre, Dublin.  Below we picture the Students at both the BTYSTE 2019 in the RDS in January and also having received the highly regarded ECOUNESCO Award in May.  Click on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.) [f]

Darren, Bevin & Omar

[read more …] “ECOUNESCO Award Winners Darren, Bevin & Omar”

Launch of Millstreet Vintage Club Truck for ICRR Air Ambulance Tomorrow Sunday June 2nd at the Town Park at 4pm

The Launch of The Millstreet Vintage Club Truck Run which is supporting the Irish Community Rapid Response on the provision of an Air Ambulance from Rathcoole will take place on tommorrow Sunday June 2nd in Millstreet Town Park,the Truck Run itself will take place on Sunday July 28th.This Service when up and running will be critical in getting emergency cases from inaccessible locations to Hospitals.
So why not come along to Millstreet Town Park Tomorrow at 4pm to see at first hand what this unique Service is all about,Everybody is very welcome to attend.

While they wont be there in Person Donald Trump,Daniel ODonnell and Wife Majella along with Mickey Mouse have all given the thumbs up to this great and potentially life saving Service and all of them can be seen in various locations around Millstreet Town promoting the Launch of the Truck Run and Donald Trump in particular is gutted he can`t be in Millstreet Tomorrow given the fact that he is going to be in the Country in a couple of days time. 

If you wish to do so you can now Donate to the ICRR Air Ambulance with  the Instructions stated below.

IBAN: IE24MATN99221206094207

BIC: MATNIE21XXX

Promoting Sunday’s Helicopter Landing in Town Park

We thank Donie Lucey, Chairman, Millstreet Vintage Club for alerting us to the various promotional posters in place throughout the area in advance of Sunday’s Helicopter Landing in Millstreet Town Park.  Click on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.) [read more …] “Promoting Sunday’s Helicopter Landing in Town Park”

June Bank Holiday Weekend Entertainment at McCarthys Bar

Entertainment at McCarthys Bar for the June Bank Holiday Weekend

Bank Holiday Saturday Night June 1st : Music by The Rogues

Bank Holiday Sunday Night June 2nd : Music by Anthony Lehane

Everybody Welcome,Have a great Weekend.

Launch of Millstreet Vintage Club Charity Truck Run in aid of Air Ambulance Service Sunday at 4pm in Millstreet Town Park

The Launch of The Millstreet Vintage Club Truck Run which is supporting the Irish Community Rapid Response on the provision of an Air Ambulance from Rathcoole will take place on tommorrow Sunday June 2nd in Millstreet Town Park,the Truck Run itself will take place on Sunday July 28th. 

Those interested in the Air Ambulance and its Service can get a view of the AW109 helicopter in Millstreet Town Park on Sunday at 4pm.

Irish Community Rapid Response (ICRR) founder John Kearney has been striving for a decade to launch a Helicopter Emergency Medical Service (HEMS) in Ireland.

When in operation, the helicopter will be within 20 minutes’ flying distance of a large swathe of the south of the country, from Kerry to Wexford, covering much of the area.

The air ambulance is expected to respond to up to 500 calls per year, and bring most of the population of a 15,000-square-kilometre area within 20 minutes of critical medical care over seven days a week.

It will be critical in getting emergency cases from inaccessible locations to hospitals.
So why not come along to Millstreet Town Park on Sunday June 2nd at 4pm to see at first hand what this unique Service is all about,Everybody is very welcome to attend.

If you wish to do so you can now Donate to the ICRR Air Ambulance with  the Instructions stated below.

IBAN: IE24MATN99221206094207

BIC: MATNIE21XXX

Millstreet Gramophone Circle Presentation at 8:15 Tonight

Bringing the 2019 Bealtaine Festival to an end Millstreet Gramophone Circle meeting takes place in Millstreet Day Care Centre tonight (31st May 2019) at 8:15.   Guest Presenter is Michael Drew of Boherbue.  All are very welcome and admission is free.  (S.R.)

Scoil Laithiarain

Scoil Laithiarain is a summer school which takes place every July in Cullen with the aim of encouraging children to speak Irish daily through Irish classes, games, song, dance and quizzes. The course is suitable for children going in to 5th class in September 2019 to children going in to 3rd year. For further details, ring  086-3021503, or contact the Scoil Laitiarain Facebook Page.
[read more …] “Scoil Laithiarain”

Many Thanks from McCarthys Bar Millstreet

Joanne and Family@McCarthys Bar Milstreet would like to thank most sincerely everybody that supported our Quiz for Pieta House on Friday Night last May 24th,many thanks also to all the People that gave Spot Prizes and to Everyone that helped out both on the lead up and on the Night,we will be presenting a Cheque to Pieta House in a little while once all the Sponsorship Cards have been collected.

Second Stage of Cork Co. Council Litter Challenge Begins

Week 4 and today (Monday, 27th May 2019) the second stage of Cork County Council litter challenge begins, finishing on June 5th. Does anyone feel that the Sunday collection of cigarette butts is getting smaller? Is the message getting out there? Please, all litter and cigarette butts, belong in the bin, not on our pavements/ streets/approach roads. Also, dog owners are required by law, to pick up your dogs mess and bin it too, it is considered to be litter and there is a fine if caught not doing so.

In Tribute to Dr. Michael Feeley Tullig Medical Centre Will Be Closed on Tuesday Morning

As a mark of respect to our Former Colleague and Friend – Dr. Michael FeeleyTullig Medical Centre will be closed on Tuesday morning (28th May 2019) until 2pm.   We thank Dr. Patrick Casey for this notice. (S.R.)

Sincere Thanks from Millstreet Juvenile GAA Following Very Successful Primary Schools’ Table Quiz

Following a wonderfully successful Primary Schools’ Table Quiz in Millstreet G.A.A. Community Hall on Friday evening 24th May 2019 Millstreet Juvenile GAA wishes to express sincere thanks for such superb support in this fundraising event.   Here we share some of the many images we recorded at the uplifting and enthusiastic occasion.  Click on the pictures to enlarge.  (S.R.) [read more …] “Sincere Thanks from Millstreet Juvenile GAA Following Very Successful Primary Schools’ Table Quiz”