Rose Lodge Nurseries

Beautiful June rose stock just in, based in Rathmore “Rose Lodge Nurseries”

Specialise in top quality roses, order today and get delivered in 2 to 3 days! Some of my stock are available from Guerin’s Shop Ballydaly, and orders can be dropped off there for collection if desired.

Contact 087 9858133 to order.

Ground cover roses, patio roses, shrub roses, ramblers and climbers available in variety of colours!! Treat yourself to some summer colour!!

Support local and spread the word! 👍🏻😊

More information on their Facebook page 

Competition Winners.

The Millstreet Primary Schools Parents Association would like to wish everyone a Happy Easter and thank everyone who took part, in their Easter Competition, also Thank You to Herlihy Centra Millstreet for their 2 fantastic hampers, and also O’Keeffe’s Supervalu Millstreet for the 10 Runner up’s prizes.

The Children sent in some fantastic pictures of their finds from the Nature Hunt and I believe some of them will be shared on the Millstreet Primary Schools Parents Association Facebook Page

So now to the Winners

Hampers from Herlihy’s Centra: 1. Kayleigh Cullinane (1st Class)

2. Margaux Gilbourne (5th Class)

Eggs from O’Keeffe’s Supervalu: 1. Kevin O’Mahony (3rd class) 2. Riley Murphy (Age 9 Derrinagree) 3. Doireann Hurley 4. Conall, Barra & Aaron Murphy 5. Ava & Ciara Home (3rd & 1st class) 6. Annie & Tadgh Vaughan (Jnr Infants) 7. Daniel & Maeve O’Leary 8. Aoife Collins 9. Aoife & Orla O’ Shea 10. Pearse, Donnacha & Grace O’Keeffe.

The Assn also wish to thank all who have given so far on their GoFundMe page, So far €1355 has been paid into the page,  anything that you can spare would be fantastic even if it was only 5euros.  Also, any new Committee members are always welcome.

Great Support for Petition lodged to Objection of Proposed Windfarm in Mushera

Yesterday an objection was lodged with Cork County Council to the continued use of an 80 Mtr. Meteorological Mast on Mushera Mountain. This of course is paving the way for a wind farm on Mushera. There were over 200 Signatures attached to the Objection……yes, that is correct…..OVER 200 SIGNATURES. What is even more gratifying is that the Communities from Ballinagree, Aubane, Kilcorney, Millstreet and the Surrounding Area plus further afield came together to achieve this.

Many Thanks to Everyone for the great showing of Support.

Those that worked so hard under difficult circumstances are to be congratulated on their achievement. Keep up the good work.

Millstreet Primary Schools Parents Assn gofundme page

Just a reminder, Millstreet Primary Schools Parents Assn have set up a gofundme page, as they haven’t been able to do their usual fund raising in the last year, so far they have raised €550 and wish to thank the people who have donated.  Also, don’t forget they have a competition on their Facebook Page for some lovely prizes sponsored by Herlihy Centra, and O’Keeffe’s Supervalu.

gofundme Page

Fundraiser Drive for Millstreet Primary Schools

Millstreet Primary Schools Parents Association, would like to ask people to help in this years fundraising for the Presentation N.S. and Scoil Mhuire B.N.S.

Usually, they have put on Quizzes, Disco’s and Church Gate Collections to help raise money, and after expenses of First Holy Communion and any gifts, the money left over would be divided between the schools.

So, the Parents Association decided to stay safe within the current regulations, and have set up a Go Fund Me page as their main Fundraiser for the year, and hopefully we will be able to have our usual events next year.

Link to the Go Fund Me Page:  Go Fund me Page

Another way to pay is directly into the Assn’s Bank account, details can be got by messaging the Assn directly on their Facebook Page Link for Facebook

Also, the Parents Assn would like to say a ‘Big Thank You’ to all the Children, Principals, Teachers, Parents, Grandparents, Past Pupils, Families, Local Businesses and Friends who have supported the Primary Schools Parents Assn in the past, and anything you can spare would be gratefully received.

In previous years, the money has gone towards STEM equipment, Sports Equipment, New Desks, Novels for the classroom, and a portion was put towards the important purchase of a defibrillator, also a portion went towards installation of hot water in classrooms.  Sadly, with Covid_19, the Parents Assn have been unable to collect any money for the Schools, or put on their usual events, but they have continued to give gifts for the First Holy Communion, and ran for Halloween a Colouring Competition, Fancy Dress Competition plus a safe online Movie Night.  Also, they had fantastic entries for a Pancake Bake Off Competition, and not forgetting the St Patrick’s Day Video (which is still available for viewing on their Facebook page), thank you to all the children who took part.  And another competition is on until Friday 2nd April (See their previous post).

Current Committee, Michaela Donegan (Chair), Sinead Corkery (Secretary), Claire Twomey (Treasurer), Denise Buckley, Tracy Cronin, Kate Kelleher, Caitriona McCarthy, Marie Bourke, Mary Irish-Daniels.  New members are always welcome.

Easter Competition Millstreet Primary Schools Parents Association

Millstreet Primary Schools ‘Easter Nature Hunt’ Competition is open to all local Primary Schools, closing date Friday 2nd April 2021.

The children need to take photos of themselves with all the items to prove they have completed the Hunt, and send them into the Parents Assn’s Facebook page or email address, then completed entries will be entered into a draw on Saturday, for some lovely Goodies, just in time for Easter.  It means you don’t have to go rushing out to do this, just get your entry in by next Friday 2nd April evening to get into the draw.

Prizes have been sponsored by Herlihy Centra Millstreet and O’Keeffe’s Supervalu Millstreet, the Parents Association would like to say ‘Thank You’ for the prizes.

Link to the Parents Assn Facebook page

Virtual St Patrick’s Day Parade from 12 Noon

Millstreet Parents Association would like to wish everyone a Happy St Patrick’s Day.

Thank you so much to the Primary School’s children, they have shared their wonderful talents and good wishes with us, for our Virtual St Patrick’s Day Parade 2021.  The parade will premiere on Zoom at noon, then it will be posted on the Parents Association Facebook page to view and share to friends and family around the world.
If you would like to join our premiere screening of the  Virtual Parade,  please join the Zoom Link below @ 12 noon.
Meeting ID: 868 3368 5255
Passcode: 113069

What does St Patrick’s Day mean to you?

What does St Patrick’s Day mean to you?  Millstreet Parents Assn has asked the Primary School children that very question.

To some of us it can mean going to St Patrick’s Church for mass, meeting friends and listening to the wonderful music.  It maybe visiting family and going to the St Patrick’s Day Parade.

This year, sadly, we wont be able to do any Parades or go to Mass together, so instead of a Parade etc this year The Millstreet Parents Assn has invited the children from the Presentation N.S. and Scoil Mhuire B.N.S. to send in maybe a Photograph or Video of up to 20 seconds of who they want to wish Happy St Patrick’s day to (maybe someone out of the area or abroad they haven’t seen in a long time, or a relation they miss), perhaps play some music, or even have their own mini parade, even if they want to do a picture or Art, a poem, but the idea is for the children to say what St Patrick’s Day means to them.

The Parents Assn need all Photo’s/video’s and art pieces sent in by Friday 12th March 7pm and they will put them together for viewing in our own Primary Schools St Patrick’s virtual Parade on the 17th March.  By sending it in, it is accepted consent has been given to show the clips/art on the Facebook page of The Millstreet Parents Assn and other social media platforms, this way any wishes you want sending to people will be able to seen.

But this will only work if the children take part, so let prove that St Patrick’s Day is still special to everyone.


McEgan College Macroom Night classes

McEgan College Macroom Night classes are beginning Monday 25th and Thursday 28th January.

Registration and payment is available through the school website Due to Covid19 restrictions, classes will be held online. For further enquiries email: <email>

List of Courses for Bishop McEgan College

Go to, click on
‘nightclasses’ and enrol on Way2Pay.

Seasons Greetings from Millstreet Vintage Club

Millstreet Vintage Club would like to wish Everybody a very Happy Christmas and a Prosperous New Year,2020 has been a Challenging Year and one to Forget with our Activity and Events very thin on the ground due to Covid 19, we thank Each and Every one of you for your support during the past Year and we look forward to meeting ye all again in 2021 please God, Enjoy the Festive Season and Most Importantly Stay Safe.

Notice from Aubane Community Alert

The Committee of Aubane Community Alert Group would like to thank all the People who have signed up to there Text Alert Service for the 2020/2021 period,the new listing is now gone Live so if you have not yet Subscribed for the Coming Year ahead you wont receive any Text Alert Updates from now on,if you still wish or intend to join up for the year ahead you are more than welcome still to do so and you can be added on to the new list,Fee is 10 Euro and as before you can drop in the Fee along with your Name and Mobile Number to the Post Box next to Noreen Kelleher`s House at Aubane Cross, or you can Contact Bernard Crowley on 087 7924406 or any one of the Community Alert Group if you require anymore information.

Many Thanks from Aubane Community Alert Group.


Notice from Aubane Community Alert if you wish to Renew /Join up for the 2020/2021 Text Alert Service the Closing Date for Applications is FRIDAY NOV 27. Renewal Fee is 10 Euro.
Due to the current Covid 19 situation we wont be calling to Homes for renewal of Membership for 2021 so instead you can put the 10 Euro fee into an Envelope with your Name and Mobile Phone Number on it and place in the Post Box next to Noreen Kelleher’s House at Aubane Cross.
Any Queries Contact
Bernard Crowley (087)7924406,or any Member of the Committee.
Many Thanks.

The Late Eileen Cronin of Pound Hill and Killowen (28th Anniversary)

Today we Remember the Late Eileen Cronin of Pound Hill and Killowen who went to her Eternal Reward on this Day November 16th 1992,Eileen is dearly missed her Brother Garry and Sister in Law Bridie along with Family and Friends, May Eileen RIP.

This Remembrance was brought to our Attention by Pat Sullivan,(Eileen`s Nephew)

Walsh family tree

I was wondering if someone might please be able to help me?

My name is Helen Sagan and I live in Australia. I understand it is not your job to do family history research for anyone who might happen to ask, but I am looking for some very specific local history information regarding the Rockite movement of 1822 and I thought you might best be able to assist or direct me.

I am researching my husbands Walsh family tree, on the Kerry side of the Blackwater, in-fact I visited your library back in 2011 and spent many pleasant hours looking through the Casey Collection.

At present I am investigating two brothers Healy, Tadj(Timothy?) and Liam(William?) that were executed on 10th August 1822 (along with 3 others) and have their names inscribed upon a monument erected at Shinnagh Cross, Rathmore. I believe these brothers to be my husband’s  Uncles and would sincerely love more information on them.

Most recently I discovered the Duchas School books (a truly marvellous & enlightening collection!) which introduced me to tales of old local people during the 1930’s, recalling stories their grandparents would have told them, some about the Whiteboy uprising and precisely the 1822 murder of William Brereton and the subsequent events that resulted in and around Rathmore.




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Notice from Aubane Community Alert

NOTICE from Aubane Community Alert if you wish to Renew /Join up for the 2020/2021 Text Alert Service the closing date for Applications is FRIDAY NOV 27. Renewal Fee is 10 Euro.
Due to Covid 19 situation we wont be calling to Homes for renewal of Membership for 2021 so instead you can put the 10 Euro fee into an Envelope with your Name and Mobile Phone Number on it and place in the Post Box next to Noreen Kelleher’s House at Aubane Cross.
Any Queries Contact
Bernard Crowley (087)7924406,or any Member of the Committee.
Many Thanks.



👉NEW 8 WEEK KICKBOXING FITNESS AND TONING COURSE starts Tuesday 15th September in Clondrohid Hall from 7pm – 8pm.👈

This course is a total 🔥FAT BURNER AND BODY TONER🔥 Using Thai/Kickboxing Boxing techniques, suited for ALL fitness levels, ages and both male/female very welcome.

Punch, Kick, Elbow and Knee your way to a fitter body and healthier mind

To book your place on this very popular course please
Contact Colm 085-2371082

More details on his Facebook page 

Arrangements for blood transfusion board in Clondrohid


Arrangements for blood transfusion board in Clondrohid

Monday 7th September 2020

Times 15:15hrs – 20.00 hrs

Venue Clondrohid Community Hall

Tuesday 8th September

Times 15:15hrs – 20.00 hrs

Clinics are appointment only, to book an appointment call 021 480 7400

Please visit  for all information regarding donations

Please visit Clondrohid Community Hall Facebook Page for more information


Delia adds her Pottery Studio to Castleisland’s Main Street at No. 94



It’s unlikely that Castleisland has ever had a serious potter of its own.

One who made pots and plates and jugs and mugs for the people of the locality.

The nearest we’ve ever had were ‘earthenware merchants’ Thomas Kearney and John Riordan both on Main Street in the late 1880s.

They may well have been potters themselves but they were, most likely, merchants for the merchandise of others.

What’s in a name ? Potters are often referred to nowadays as ceramicists and a practitioner of that class of craft and talent launched her own studio / shop at No. 94 Main Street, Castleisland on Monday morning, August 10th 2020 at 10am.

After her first week of trading in the new shop, Delia is delighted with the warmth of the welcome she got from fellow and neighbouring business people in the town.

She’s also taken aback with the level of business she’s been doing in terms of straight sales from stock and from orders received during the week.

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