MS World Day is on Wednesday, 30th May 2012

For further information on MS World Day please log on to http://www.worldmsday.org

Cork North West Branch of MS Ireland will be marking the day by attendance at a special event in Cork City.   Over coming weeks a number of church gate collections will take place within the overall Duhallow area.   The support of the public is greatly appreciated regarding this very worthy cause.

Air Ambulance Ireland Fundraiser

The organisers of the second annual Rathmore food fair held on Sunday last in Teach Iosagain May 20th  wish to thank everybody who supported it in any way. The Kerry Rose Ann Maire Hayes attended, Chef Mark Doe had a cooking demonstration. We also wish to thank Kilcummin Comhaitas, Sliabh Luachra Comhaitas, Biddy group, and we wish to thank Management of Teach Iosagain  for their help. The ticket draw was postponed due to the small amount of tickets sold. It will be held  on Saturday June 23rd at Teach Iosagain, Rathmore Co. Kerry.  At 8.30pm. Permit Extended by Garda Siochana – tickets bought will be entered into a special draw with a chance of winning a pair of All Ireland football final stand tickets 2012 with accommodation in Bewley’s Hotel Ballsbridge on the Saturday night of the All-Ireland, with evening meal and return rail tickets or Hospitality suite tickets for Killarney Races Ladies Day on July 19th 2012, or tickets to Michael Flatley’s Lord of Dance at INEC in July, or tickets to Cork racecourse Mallow. Cadbury hamper, five pair of tickets to Thursday night Dancing. Tickets now on sale €5,  from 087-9874911 / 086-0445324.

If anyone has any information they would like to add to the notes, please email Michael O’Mahony (<email>) or ring on 087-6676817 before 6:00pm on Sunday.

Researching The City

Richard Scriven is a PhD student in UCC looking at pilgrimage in Ireland. He is seeking volunteers who would be willing to talk to him about The City, the rounds and traditions associated with it. Please do not feel you have to have any expertise, he is looking for people who have a devotion to the City and who care about it.

If you are interested please contact him at (021) 490 2709 (office hours) or <email>

“Hot Country” Awards on Sky 201 – Monday at 8.00 p.m..

Pictured at the very successful Startrax Studio Concert (near Knocknagree) on Sunday, 13th May - the renowned Star, John McNicholl with Matthew Neville and Seán Murphy. The very popular Country and Western singer, John, was one of the many highly significant recipients of Awards in Monasterevin recently which will feature on "Hot Country" Monday at 8.00 p.m. on Sky 201. (S.R.)

Startrax Concert to be Broadcast Live on Cork Music Station 2-6 p.m. Today

Ita Fitzgerald, Louise Morrissey and William Fitzgerald at Derek Burke's 21st in Midleton Park Hotel on Friday, 11th May 2012. William and his dedicated CMS team of DJs will be broadcasting live on www.corkmusicstation.com online radio from 2.00 - 6.00 p.m. from Mike Fitzgerald's excellent Open Air Concert (which is also possible to stage indoors) on the Knocknagree Road setting on Sunday, 13th May 2012. We shall have lots more pics of Derek Burke's 21st Birthday later in the week when we shall feature his many special guests including his very own "Crystal Swing", Louise Morrissey and Richie Kavanagh. (S.R.)

Painting of Tubs on Monday Evening – Volunteers Most Welcome

During the recent Millstreet Tidy Towns in association with Millstreet Community School Project several bags of rubbish were collected by the inspiring groups of enthusiastic workers. Here we view that great spirit at Clara Road. (S.R.)

As we share a selection of images taken on Tuesday, 8th May when this excellent project was taking place, Millstreet Tidy Towns would very much appreciate help on this coming Monday, 14th May when at 7.00 p.m. the members will assemble in The Square, Millstreet before painting the many tubs which contain the very colourful floral arrangements throughout the town. [read more …] “Painting of Tubs on Monday Evening – Volunteers Most Welcome”

Musheramore Cross Reached on Recent Walking Festival

Gordon O'Keeffe leading the enthusiastic walkers to the summit of Musheramore on Sunday, 15th April 2012. The participants in this "B" Walk were hugely impressed by the splendid views in evidence that day from the Cross - a perfect day for such a walk when the scenery could not have been clearer. We thank Gordon for making this superb picture available to us. (S.R.).

Very Successful May Day 2012 Monster Table Quiz at MCS This Morning

First Prize Winners at this morning's very successful May Day Monster Table Quiz 2012 in Millstreet Community School. The Clondrohid N.S. winning team - from left: Ciara O'Connell, Seán O'Leary, Brian Murphy and Conor Sheehan. Back row, from left: Derry Morley (Deputy Principal MCS), Niamh Kelly (MCS), Siobhán Doyle (MC from MCS), Tracy O'Leary and Carmel Sheehan from Clondrohid, Denise O'Leary and Shane Guerin from MCS. (S.R.)

National Schools participating in the May Day Quiz included Clondrohid, Carriganima, Kilcorney, Cullen, Presentation N.S. Millstreet, Derrinagree and [read more …] “Very Successful May Day 2012 Monster Table Quiz at MCS This Morning”

Very Successful Vintage Run Today followed by Draw

Some of the many participants in today's very successful Vintage Run pictured at the Square in advance of setting off on the enjoyable event. When the Tractors, Cars and Bikes returned to the Wallis Arms Hotel at 4 p.m. a very fine meal followed and then it was time for the official Draw - the results of which will soon be shared. Jim Fitzgerald of Kanturk has over 400 magnificent pics. of today's event on his Facebook which we shall later share. Great credit is due to the excellent organisers of today's very successful event. (S.R.)

Tina Needs your Support

Tina Dunstan (Enright) who won the Ladies section at the Cullen Weigh-In this year, has entered the Spar Spartan Challenge, and hopes to represent Cork County. She needs your support to be selected for Cork, so she asks if you could go to her profile page and vote for her please!

I have fought with my weight for years, this year I am winning the battle with the help of jogging and running. I started at 18st 8.5lbs on the 1st of January. I decided this was going to be my year and started jogging and eating healthy from the 1st January. Today I am 15st 9lbs. I am only 1/3 of the way of my journey but I am totally committed and motivated. I have signed up for the Dublin run in april, limerick in May and the half marathon in cork in June. I am currently jogging 10k every morning. I love jogging and hate missing. I have motivated 2 other girls to join me at 6.30 every morning, and …

[You can read Tina’s full profile on Tina’s Spar Spartan Page]