Superb Reopening of Millstreet Day Care Centre Today in Splendid Weather – Part 1

Dr. Michael Feeley cutting the ribbon marking this afternoon the official opening of Millstreet Day Care Centre. Here we share some 24 images from the truly historic day. Part 2 with lots more pictures will feature later in the week.  Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)

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Official Reopening of Truly Magnificent Millstreet Day Care Centre Today

Damien Bradley & Tony McCarthy putting the finishing touches to their hugely impressive project at Millstreet Day Care Centre which has been inspired by Mary Feeley and her wonderfully dedicated Team. The attention to detail by Damien, Tony & Mary is hugely inspirational. The New Centre will totally delight All who will be attending the official reopening from 2 to 4 pm today (28th May 2017).  The original Canon O’Donovan Centre opened on 18th Dec. 1994 has been a true gem in our community…Now the exquisite development has brought it to a new most impressive level. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)
Some of the many who attended Millstreet Gramophone Circle Bealtaine presentation on Friday night. Presenter Tim Murphy who shared a marvellous programme is seated in centre.

Traffic Arrangements for This Evening’s 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 at 7:30pm 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.)

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.) :

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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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@ (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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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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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  (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 Community School Transition Year Fashion Show on Friday 5th May 2017

Millstreet Community School Transition Year Fashion Show takes place in the School Sports Hall next Friday night 5th May at 8 pm . Adult tickets €10. Student tickets €5 .The clothes will be from shops and boutiques all over north Cork All proceeds to Millstreet Hospital, Marymount Hospice and The Donal Walshe Foundation.   We thank Derry Morley for this important notice.  (S.R.)

Fashion Show 2013 at Millstreet Community School. Click on the image to enlarge. (S.R.)

Photos by Noirín’s Boutique:

Reported on the Millstreet Community School website



Certificate of Participation 1916-2016 Centenary Commemoration Presented to Millstreet Museum

Jerry Lehane of the Millstreet Momument Committee presents the official Certificate of Participation in the Centenary Commemoration to Millstreet Museum. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)

Millstreet Presentation N.S. to Receive New Health Promotion Flag This Thursday

Millstreet Presentation N.S. is to be presented with  the new Health Promotion Flag from Margaret Crowley of the H.S.E. on Thursday 4th May 2017 at 1.15pm. All are very welcome to attend.  (S.R.)

Very Successful “Cork’s Little Heroes” Cycle Event in Millstreet on Saturday Morning

Some 41 energetic cyclists participated in the 100k section of the Cork’s Little Heroes Cycle Event on Sat. 29th April 2017.  Some 150 completed the 50k route back to Ballincollig. Here we meet some of the 41 as they enjoyed refreshments in the Parish Centre beside St. Patrick’s Church. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)
Sacristan Supreme – Julie Brady – extends a “down to earth” welcome to the visiting cyclists! (In fact Julie’s husband Declan was preparing the ground in the Church Grounds for the installation of two permanent flag poles!)
Chaplain Siobhán and Coordinator Gráinne guide the cyclists to the Parish Centre.
Refreshments prepared by Gráinne, Margaret, Noel, Seán and Natasha in the Parish Centre.
Sincere thanks to Canon John Fitzgerald, P.P., to Sharon Lane and to Julie Brady for making this magnificent Centre available for the praiseworthy event.
A special Barbeque was scheduled to follow when all cyclists would have returned to Ballincollig.

Dave Murphy is chief organiser of this marvellous event with a wonderfully dedicated Team.

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“Cork Little Heroes” Cycle Event In Millstreet Saturday Morning

Coordinated by Dave Murphy and his dedicated Team a group of cyclists from Cork City and beyond will stop for refreshments in Millstreet on Saturday morning in the Parish Centre.   The event is in aid of “Cork’s Little Heroes”.   Last year the inspiring participants had their welcome break in Millstreet GAA Community Hall.  (S.R.)

McCarthy’s Bar Cheque for Millstreet Men’s Shed

Joanne Cullinane of McCarthy’s Bar, Millstreet presents a very impressive cheque to Ivor Horton of Millstreet Men’s Shed – the results of an enjoyable Quiz held in the Bar at the end of February 2017. Included in our photograph taken in the Bar on Friday night are Members of the Men’s Shed and Supporters. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)

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Inspiring Enthusiasm Demonstrated by Team Millstreet Clean Up Today

True Community Spirit was superbly demonstrated today during the nationwide Tidy Towns Clean Up Project.  To illustrate the inspiring enthusiasm clearly in evidence we visited The Square where many splendid Volunteers prepared to travel to various parts of Millstreet to participate in the major Clean Up.  Then we went to Tanyard Wood when a wonderful Team including many young people completed a magnificent clean up project.   Sincere congratulations to All who so very enthusiastically participated.  Please click on the following images to enlarge.  (S.R.) continue reading the full article “Inspiring Enthusiasm Demonstrated by Team Millstreet Clean Up Today”