Skip to content

Archive

Category: Millstreet Town

The wonderfully popular Women’s Little Christmas Function will be held on Friday, 2nd January 2015 in the Wallis Arms Hotel.  Doors open at 7pm and the meal (turkey and ham, dessert, tea/coffee) will be served at 8pm sharp.  Music by “Back on Track”.   Tickets priced at €25.00 for this event will be on sale at Millstreet GAA Community Hall on Wednesday, 3rd December at 7pm.   Enquiries:  Mairéad 087 903 1475.   Many thanks to Mairéad for this important notice.  (S.R.)

A wonderfully dedicated group of Volunteers had the beautiful Christmas Tree in place and superbly lit on Tuesday, 25th Nov. 2014.   A full feature on its preparation later.  Click on the image to enlarge.  (S.R.)

A wonderfully dedicated group of Volunteers had the beautiful Christmas Tree in place and superbly lit on Tuesday, 25th Nov. 2014. A full feature on its preparation later. Click on the image to enlarge.   (S.R.)

continue reading…

2014-11-25 Strings Fiddle Group - Choons for Childrens charities - poster

Click the poster for full size

On Saturday night 7.30, after mass we will host
“Choons for Childrens Charities at Christmas”

‘Strings’ will open proceedings!
Then there will be a cup of tea.
After this, the ‘challenge’ is open to everyone … So please bring an instrument or your singing voice on the night!
There will be different ‘stations’ in the hall where you can go play a tune or sing a verse of a song and donate to childrens charities…
All donations/ monies collected on the night will be sent to childrens charities before Christmas… Members of ‘Strings’ , as the hosts , have chosen the childrens charities we will be donating to.
You can check this out on Facebook – ‘Choons for Childrens Charities at Christmas‘.
If you can’t make it on the night you can post your ‘challenge’ on the FB page. & text your donation when the text numbers become available.

Many thanks to Emer Twomey for this important reminder.   We truly encourage people to attend this magnificent “Strings” brief performance of around 25 minutes.    (S.R.)

—-

also from Geraldine: Next Saturday night ‘STRINGS’ Fiddle Group Will host a challenge “Choons for Children’s Charities at Christmas” in the GAA hall at half 7. The group will give the same performance as they gave in Scartaglin two weeks ago. All are welcome to come and see them. Admission is free but we are hoping to raise some money for a number of children’s charities on the night. There will be donation buckets for anyone who would like to contribute. There will be tea, coffee, biscuits, maybe a bun or two and great music. People are invited to bring along their instruments and join in. continue reading…

We thank Joseph Kelleher of Millstreet Community Council for the important Poster.  The superb Calendar 2015 is on sale at many local outlets including Dairygold, Millstreet Credit Union, Ballydaly, Tony O'Brien's at Minor Row, Tony McCaul's, Centra, Millstreet Museum and lots more locations.  The Calendars will also be on sale at the Christmas Market on 6th/7th December in Millstreet GAA Community Hall.  Click on the image to enlarge.  (S.R.)

We thank Joseph Kelleher of Millstreet Community Council for the important Poster. The superb Calendar 2015 is on sale at many local outlets including Dairygold, Millstreet Credit Union, Ballydaly, Tony O’Brien’s at Minor Row, Tony McCaul’s, Centra, Millstreet Museum and lots more locations. The Calendars will also be on sale at the Christmas Market on 6th/7th December in Millstreet GAA Community Hall.   Click on the image to enlarge.   (S.R.)

It was Marie Twomey and Justin Black who very creatively coordinated the production of the Millstreet 2015 Calendar and Marie has also been wonderfully involved in the bringing to reality of the "Together" CD which features the Millstreet Community Singers.  Click on the image to enlarge.  (S.R.)

It was Marie Twomey and Justin Black who very creatively coordinated the production of the Millstreet 2015 Calendar and Marie has also been wonderfully involved in the bringing to reality of the “Together” CD which features the Millstreet Community Singers. Click on the image to enlarge.   (S.R.)

Among the Guest Speakers at Saturday's International Event in Millstreet GAA Community Hall were Melissa Mullane  and Joe Costello, T.D.(2nd and 3rd from left).   Click on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.)

Among the Guest Speakers at Saturday’s International Event in Millstreet GAA Community Hall were Melissa Mullane and Joe Costello, T.D.(2nd and 3rd from left). Click on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.)

2International Day at Millstreet Community Hall 22 Nov. 2014 -800A brief interview with Melissa and Joe was recorded also for later transmission on LTV2 continue reading…

Millstreet Community Singers whose recently launched "Together" CD is hugely popular, truly enhanced tonight's Vigil Mass at which the children and parents of those preparing for First Holy Communion also very much participated

Millstreet Community Singers whose recently launched “Together” CD is proving hugely popular, truly enhanced tonight’s liturgy during the Vigil Mass at which the children and parents of those preparing for First Holy Communion also very much participated.  Click on the images to enlarge.    (S.R.)

Back Row: Mairead Daly, Margaret Dennehy, Ann O’Brien, Joan O’Connell, Marie Murphy, Marion O’Sullivan, Jerry O’Riordan, Tom Goggin, Mary Kelleher, Marie Twomey.
Front Row: Teresa Buckley, Kathleen Kelleher, Tessy Lynch, Maura Cronin, Peggy Moriarty, Eileen O’Riordan, Mary Dennehy, Eily Buckley, Kathleen O’Leary continue reading…

Michael Drew of Boherbue (on extreme right) presented a truly marvellous musical programme of some 24 choices of great variety to a capacity audience in Millstreet Day Care Centre on Friday night.   Here pictured are just some of the people present for the very enjoyable cultural event.   Our December presentation ( on Friday 12th Dec.) will be given by Margaret McCarron of Bandon (and Cullen) who always enchants us with an exquisite Christmas Programme of Music.   We've just introduced a texting service alerting patrons in advance to our monthly meetings.  If you wish to be included in this please contact and I shall place you on the Gramophone Texting Service.  (S.R.)

Michael Drew of Boherbue (on extreme right) presented a truly marvellous musical programme of some 24 choices of great variety to a capacity audience in Millstreet Day Care Centre on Friday night. Here pictured are just some of the many people present for the very enjoyable cultural event. Our December presentation ( on Friday 12th Dec.) will be given by Margaret McCarron of Bandon (and Cullen) who always enchants us with an exquisite Christmas Programme of Music. We’ve just introduced a texting service alerting patrons in advance to our monthly meetings. If you wish to be included in this please contact (by commenting on this post) and I shall place you on the Millstreet Gramophone Texting Service.  (S.R.)

Love and Care for People

Everyone welcome! 

continue reading…

The monthly meeting of Millstreet Gramophone Circle takes place this Friday, 21st Nov. (Presentation Day) at 8.30pm (not 8.15 which is our usual time) at Millstreet Day Care Centre in Clara Road.  Our Presenter this month is Michael Drew of Boherbue.   All are very welcome to what promises to be a most enjoyable evening of Michael’s musical choices.   Admission is free and we have a Draw after the end of part one.  (S.R.)

The exact moment on Friday, 7th Nov. 2014 at the Wallis Arms Hotel when Coordinator Supreme, Maria Twomey declared "Together" - the new wonderfully superb audio CD featuring Millstreet Community Singers - officially launched.  Click on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.)

The exact moment on Friday, 7th Nov. 2014 at the Wallis Arms Hotel when Coordinator Supreme, Marie Twomey declared “Together” – the wonderfully superb new Audio CD featuring Millstreet Community Singers – officially launched. Click on the images to enlarge.   (S.R.)

162Millstreet Community Singers CD Launch 7th Nov. 2014 -80033Millstreet Community Singers CD Launch 7th Nov. 2014 -800148Millstreet Community Singers CD Launch 7th Nov. 2014 -80021Millstreet Community Singers CD Launch 7th Nov. 2014 -800A capacity attendance from far and wide enjoyed one of the most enjoyable, memorable and utterly happiest of occasions ever in Millstreet at this historic official launch.   The splendid CD is on sale at:    Coleman’s Centra, Herlihy’s Centra, Supervalu, An Siopa Deas, Wordsworth and also from any member of Millstreet Community Singers.  All proceeds will be donated to Cancer Research.   Let us now observe a further 202 extra pictures recalling the excellent event and the tremendously cheerful atmosphere.   Marie Twomey is to be very warmly congratulated in coordinating such an amazing experience with the assistance of such musical experts as Neil Moylan and continue reading…

Three of the four wonderfully artistic winners in the recent O'Keeffe's Supervalu Art Competition pictured with Assistant manager, David Brosnan having received their greatrly appreciated prizes.  Click on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.)

Three of the four  wonderfully artistic Winners in the recent O’Keeffe’s Supervalu Art Competition pictured with Assistant Manager, David Brosnan having received their greatly appreciated prizes. Special thanks also to Áine Murphy for so very efficiently coordinating the various entries for independent judging.  Click on the images to enlarge.   (S.R.)

5Halloween 2014 Art Competition at O'Keeffe's Supervalu -8004Halloween 2014 Art Competition at O'Keeffe's Supervalu -8003Halloween 2014 Art Competition at O'Keeffe's Supervalu -800And the Winners were:              3 – 5 year olds:   Kamil Pepkowski

                                                    6 – 8 year olds:    Shane O’Riordan and Karolina Slebocka

                                                    9 – 12 year olds:  Jane Hurley

1Halloween 2014 Art Competition at O'Keeffe's Supervalu -800

We thank Eileen O’Riordan for providing the very colourful Posters illustrating the many “Lighthouse” events.  Click on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.)

Christmas events flyer 2014-800Christmas craft Demo poster 2014-800Everest presentation poster-800


TR Dallas & Band with Joe Guerin received a tremendous reception at the Thursday night Dance (13th Nov. 2014) in the Wallis Arms Hotel.   The atmosphere was superb and the many  dancers in great appreciation of the uplifting performances by TR & Joe.  Click on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.)

TR Dallas & Band with Joe Guerin received a tremendous reception at the Thursday night Dance (13th Nov. 2014) in the Wallis Arms Hotel. The atmosphere was superb and the many dancers expressed great appreciation for the uplifting performances by TR, his Band & Joe. Click on the images to enlarge.   (S.R.)

9TR Dallas & Joe Guerin at Wallis Arms 2014 -8002TR Dallas & Joe Guerin at Wallis Arms 2014 -800Here we share a further seven pictures from the very enjoyable occasion where at the end of the Dance Joe & TR got to meet their many fans.   Many wished to have their photo taken with continue reading…

Before we share the uplifting news of the presentation of not just one but two substantial cheques to the richly deserving cause last night in the Wallis Arms Hotel we look back at the superb Fancy Dress Party on Saturday, 25th Oct. 2014.  Click on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.)

Before we share the uplifting news of the presentation of not just one but two substantial cheques to the richly deserving cause last night in the Wallis Arms Hotel we look back at the superb Fancy Dress Party on Saturday, 25th Oct. 2014…the historic evening on which Millstreet Junior A Footballers with Michael Vaughan as Captain (seen below) won the County Championship in Cork.  Above we note the First Prize Winner (on left) on the night being presented with his prize by John Kelleher, Aubane.  Click on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.)

17Fancy Dress Party at Wallis Arms  25th Oct. 2014  -800 8Fancy Dress Party at Wallis Arms  25th Oct. 2014  -800 54Fancy Dress Party at Wallis Arms  25th Oct. 2014  -800And now for a further 83 colourful pictures from the very special annual continue reading…

Delighted to learn that O'Byrne's Shop in West End, Millstreet where over many decades the late Dola established Millstreet's favourite location to visit - is to continue trading as a shop

Delighted to learn that O’Byrne’s Shop in West End, Millstreet where over many decades the late Dola established Millstreet’s favourite location to visit – is to continue trading as a shop and at the moment there is a special sale on a selection of items.  Click on the images to enlarge.   (S.R.)

5O'Byrne's Shop, West End, Millstreet 2014 -8004O'Byrne's Shop, West End, Millstreet 2014 -800The Half-Price Sale applies to such items as Toys, Mugs, Candles, Frames, Flower Vases, Christmas Decorations and Clocks.  Our pictures show some of continue reading…

Patricia Moynihan of An Post shares the truly historic occasion of the now famous Millstreet Christmas Stamp arriving in Millstreet on Tuesday, 11th Nov. 2014 - Patricia (on right) is pictured at Millstreet Museum .  Below we observe the stamp which was presented by Patricia to Millstreet Museum and we also share an image of the Church Window where we note the detail on the second division showing the angel with the blue halo on the left.   Click on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.)

Patricia Moynihan of An Post shares the truly historic occasion of the now famous Millstreet Christmas Stamp arriving in Millstreet on Tuesday, 11th Nov. 2014 – Patricia (on right) is pictured at Millstreet Museum with Mary Cronin. Below we observe the stamp which was presented by Patricia to Millstreet Museum and we also share an image of the Church Window where we note the detail on the second division showing the angel with the blue halo on the left which features on the stamp.   A special Millstreet launch of the stamp is envisaged later.   Click on the images to enlarge.   (S.R.)

2Millstreet Christmas Stamp 2014 -800

The historic occasion of the choice of the Millstreet Church Window would have been further enhanced if the name of the Church and the name of the Photographer (Bill Power) had appeared on the stamp also!  But we all know the actual background to this marvellously uplifting occasion.

The historic occasion of the choice of the Millstreet Church Window would have been further enhanced if the name of the Church and the name of the Photographer (Bill Power) had appeared on the stamp also!  But, at least, we all know the actual background to this marvellously uplifting occasion.

Old postcard of Millstreet Train StationThis old used postcard of Millstreet Train Station  Railway Station surfaced on eBay this week. We’d love to know if anyone knows when this photo was taken at what kind of engine is shown.  The island platform lasted at least until the late 80s (removed at the time of the Eurovision?), but the control building Signal Cabin in the background lasted a bit longer, though without the chimney i think.

Here is a similar view from 1985, a view of the train station from 2011.

continue reading…

A presentation of the book "Brian Lenihan - In Calm and Crisis" was made by Chairperson of the Millstreet Fianna Fáil Cumann, Maria Murphy, to Cllr. Bernard Moynihan marking his recent election to Cork Co. Council.  Also present were further dedicated members of the Millstreet Cumann.  Click on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.)

A presentation of the book “Brian Lenihan – In Calm and Crisis” was made by Chairperson of the Millstreet Fianna Fáil Cumann, Maria Murphy, to Cllr. Bernard Moynihan marking his recent election to Cork Co. Council. Also present were further dedicated members of the Millstreet Cumann. Click on the images to enlarge.   (S.R.)

It is here at McCarthy's Bar, The Square, Millstreet that monthly Clinics will be held (by kind permission) on the third Monday at 7.30pm.   The first Clinic is on Monday, 17th Nov. while the second one is on Monday, 15th Dec..  Recent Grants directed to Millstreet include €7,500.00 to Millstreet Town Park for Outdoor Fitness Equipment, €1,200.00 to Millstreet Men's Shed for a Polytunnel and €600.00 to Millstreet Tidy Towns.  (S.R.)

It is here at McCarthy’s Bar, The Square, Millstreet that monthly Fianna Fáil Clinics will be held (by kind permission) on the third Monday at 7.30pm. The first Clinic is on Monday, 17th Nov. while the second one is on Monday, 15th Dec.. Recent Grants directed to Millstreet include €7,500.00 to Millstreet Town Park for Outdoor Fitness Equipment, €1,200.00 to Millstreet Men’s Shed for a Polytunnel and €600.00 to Millstreet Tidy Towns.   (S.R.)

Frank Kirke (on right) on a visit to Millstreet at the weekend wishes Michael Cashman (representing Millstreet Football Club Supporter supreme) every success in the Quarter-Final being played in Mallow on Sunday. Frank of course is a native of West End and has been the superb coordinator of such musical groups as the Kirkebride Band in Co. Kildare and has been a splendid member of Millstreet Pipe Band. Click on the image to enlarge. (S.R.)

Frank Kirke (on right) on a visit to Millstreet at the weekend wishes Michael Cashman (representing Millstreet Football Club Supporter supreme) every success in the Quarter-Final being played in Mallow on Sunday. Frank of course is a native of West End, Millstreet and has been the superb coordinator of such musical groups as the Kirkebride Band in Co. Kildare and has been a splendid member of Millstreet Pipe Band.  Click on the image to enlarge.    (S.R.)

Brian & Clive Corry coordinating another very successful Exhibition for the 10th year at Green Glens.  With their superbly dedicated Team they continue to attract very large numbers to the Green Glens for a most interesting and informative experience.  Click on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.)

Brian & Clive Corry coordinating another very successful Exhibition for the 10th year at Green Glens. With their superbly dedicated Team they continue to attract very large numbers to  Green Glens for a most interesting and informative experience. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)

10Self Build Exhibition 2014 -8008Self Build Exhibition 2014 -8001Self Build Exhibition 2014 -8009Self Build Exhibition 2014 -800We also recorded a brief interview for LTV2 with Clive Corry who expressed real satisfaction with the success of this year’s Exhibition.  Let’s observe some further images from continue reading…

Renowned Writer and Photographer supreme, Bill Power from Mitchelstown was very impressed by Millstreet when he visited this evening to photograph the splendid stained glass windows at St. Patrick’s Church.   (S.R.)

Renowned Writer and Photographer supreme, Bill Power from Mitchelstown was very impressed by Millstreet when he visited on Sunday evening, 13th April 2014 to photograph the splendid stained glass windows at St. Patrick’s Church.  It was on that very evening that Bill captured the exquisite image which now features on the €1.00 stamp which this Christmas will be one of the main stamps used by the Irish people for  posting abroad.  The image is from the beautiful stained glass window over the 10th Station of the Cross in St. Patrick’s Church, Millstreet.  Canon John Fitzgerald, P.P. made very special reference in his homily at Mass tonight to the great honour it is for Millstreet Church to have such a wonderful local feature going global through An Post and the marvellous photography of Bill.   Bill is pictured here with a copy of “Down the Park” before calling to the Wallis Arms Hotel on that very evening.  Click on the image to enlarge.   (S.R.)

Millstreet Town Park received €7,500 from the Cork County Council Community Fund, towards their new outdoor fitness equipment. The note below is from Cllr John Paul O’Shea:

Over €75,000 was allocated to communities across the Kanturk/Mallow Municipal District Area this week as part of Cork County Council’s Community Fund. The fund was established to support community and voluntary groups who wish to undertake capital development projects in their respective villages and towns.

Welcoming the allocations, Chairman of the Kanturk/Mallow Municipal District, Cllr. John Paul O’ Shea (Ind) said “The commitment of Cork County Council to allocate monies to these deserving projects is indeed a very welcome announcement for community groups within the Kanturk and Mallow areas. This funding will undoubtedly benefit the many community and voluntary organisations who have worked extremely hard in recent months planning for such developments in their respective communities and I look forward to seeing the fruits of their labour becoming a reality during the coming months”. continue reading…

2014-11-07 Self Build - poster

Seminar Programme

Saturday’s schedule:
continue reading…

Preparation for the 2015 Season in Millstreet Country Park is well underway In 2015, We will be celebrating our 20th year in business and have lots in store to mark such a fantastic achievement!  Membership and Vouchers for the 2015 Season are now available over the phone or in Nibbles, Millstreet. The park will be open to the public from the 15th of March (Mothers Day) Upcoming Events for the Season will be published soon...   Please contact the Park on 029-70810 with any further questions you may have. We thank Orlaith for this feature.  (S.R)

Preparation for the 2015 Season in Millstreet Country Park is well underway
In 2015, We will be celebrating our 20th year in business and have lots in store to mark such a fantastic achievement!
Membership and Vouchers for the 2015 Season are now available over the phone or in Nibbles, Millstreet.
The park will be open to the public from the 15th of March (Mothers Day)
Upcoming Events for the Season will be published soon…
Please contact the Park on 029-70810 with any further questions you may have.
We thank Orlaith for this feature.   (S.R)

We thank Joseph Kelleher for this important notice.  Click on the image to enlarge.  (S.R.)

We thank Joseph Kelleher for this important notice. Click on the image to enlarge.   (S.R.)

A very pleasant meal was enjoyed by the members of the SAOI Network Videography Group at the Wallis Arms Hotel on Thursday, 6th Nov. 2014.  The coordinators of the uplifting occasion - Mary O' Sullivan and Paddy Buckley - expressed delight at not only the very fine meal but with the many sharings of interesting and humorous stories related afterwards when Jack Roche shared his thoughts regarding the many benefits which resulted following the particpation of the Group in the two-year videography and film course organised by IRD Duhallow.  Click on the image to enlarge.  (S.R.)

A very pleasant meal was enjoyed by the members of the SAOI Network Videography Group at the Wallis Arms Hotel on Thursday, 6th Nov. 2014. The coordinators of the uplifting occasion – Mary O’Sullivan and Paddy Buckley – expressed delight at not only the very fine meal but at the many sharings of interesting and humorous stories related afterwards when Jack Roche shared his thoughts regarding the many benefits which resulted following the particpation of the Group in the two-year videography and film course organised by IRD Duhallow. Click on the image to enlarge.  (S.R.)

Old Clara is covered in the gray fogs of rain
And brown storm water is gurgling in every roadside drain
And the sun behind gray clouds is hidden away
And cattle in farm sheds are bellowing for silage or hay

The low gray clouds tell that continue reading…

1Preparing for CD Launch 2014 of Millstreet Community Singers -800 2Preparing for CD Launch 2014 of Millstreet Community Singers -800

The superbly talented Millstreet Community Singers have been dedicatedly preparing for the official launch this Friday night in the Wallis Arms Hotel, Millstreet of their much anticipated Audio CD under the wonderful direction of Marie Twomey and under the recording expertise of Neil Moylan and Leo Fitzgerald in their state-of-the-art Studios.  Click on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.)

The superbly talented Millstreet Community Singers have been dedicatedly preparing for the official launch this Friday night in the Wallis Arms Hotel, Millstreet of their much anticipated Audio CD under the wonderful direction of Marie Twomey and under the recording expertise of Neil Moylan and Leo Fitzgerald in their state-of-the-art Studios.  Pictured above holding the official poster is one of the marvellously enthusiastic members of the local Group – Mary Kelleher.  Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)

Breeda Pigott and Edward Casey pictured providing the hugely important service from Millstreet Day Care Centre of "Meals on Wheels".  Over the past six years Breeda has been such a wonderfully dedicated, cheerful and consistently helpful member of the inspiring team.  Sadly Breeda's official time on the excellent scheme ended on this Thursday, 30th Nov. 2014.   Sincere congratulations to Breeda on the magnificent contribution she has made to All at the Centre over the past six years.   Click on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.)

Breeda Piggott and Edward Casey pictured providing the hugely important service from Millstreet Day Care Centre of “Meals on Wheels”. Over the past six years Breeda from Newmarket has been such a wonderfully dedicated, cheerful and consistently helpful member of the inspiring team. Sadly, Breeda’s official time on the excellent scheme ended on this Thursday, 30th Nov. 2014.  Sincere congratulations to Breeda on the magnificent contribution she has made to All at the Centre over the past six years. Click on the images to enlarge.   (S.R.)

2Breeda & Edward providing Meals on Wheels 2014 -800

A Halloween visit to Justin Black's Photographic Studio in West End, Millstreet!  €15 per print bookings essential Justin Justborn Photography 02921935.  This is a Halloween Special Rate.  (S.R.)

A Halloween visit to Justin Black’s Photographic Studio in West End, Millstreet! €15 per print bookings essential Justin Justborn Photography 02921935. This is a Halloween Special Rate.   (S.R.)