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Click on the image to enlarge.  (S.R.)

Click on the image to enlarge.   (S.R.)

The very happy scene at Millstreet Library on Tuesday, 28th October as Halloween 2014 is creatively celebrated.  Click on the image to enlarge.  (S.R.)

The very happy scene at Millstreet Library on Tuesday, 28th October as Halloween 2014 is creatively celebrated. Click on the image to enlarge.   (S.R.)

Here we share a superb brief video from Justin Black’s son, Gordon – providing magnificent coverage of the spectacular EJC2014 Parade in Millstreet during the Summer.  Gordon works on such prestigious television programmes as RTÉ’s “Nationwide”.   (S.R.)

Wonderfully talented Unicyclist Andrienne from Millstreet superbly demonstrates the true spirit of EJC2014.  Click on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.)

Wonderfully talented Unicyclist Andrienne from Millstreet superbly demonstrates the true spirit of EJC2014.   She sometimes travels to school on her unicycle.  Click on the images to enlarge.   (S.R.)

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Matthew Neville at The Pub in Carriganima with the "Millstreet Car" wishing the Team every success in the County Final on Saturday.  Click on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.)

Matthew Neville at The Pub in Carriganima with the “Millstreet Car” wishing the Team every success in the County Final on Saturday. Click on the images to enlarge.   (S.R.)

Victory Parade arrives at the Square, Millstreet on Saturday night.

Victory Parade, led by Millstreet Pipe Band, arrives at the Square, Millstreet on Saturday night.

Huge crowds of enthusiastic supporters line the route here reaching West End.

Huge crowds of enthusiastic supporters line the route as the Parade here reaches West End.

Very close to Millstreet GAA Community Hall for a Grand Welcome.

Very close to Millstreet GAA Community Hall for a Grand Welcome.

Team Captain, Michael Vaughan raises the very impressive Cup for the capacity audience in Millstreet  GAA Community Hall.

Team Captain, Michael Vaughan raises the very impressive Cup for the capacity audience in Millstreet GAA Community Hall.  (Lots more coverage and pictures to follow over the next week.)

We thank Marie Twomey for the important update that there will be a Victory Parade through Millstreet Town on this historic Saturday night, 25th Oct. 2014 starting at Colemans in Minor Row.  Millstreet Pipe Band leading the Champions…what a magnificent welcome is assured for the Gallant GAA Ambassadors – The Victorious Millstreet Junior A Football Heroes.  (S.R.)

Sincere congratulations to the truly gallant Millstreet Footballers who have just won a hugely exciting County Final.  Lots of expert reports later by the experienced GAA reporters.    And we are just preparing a feature to illustrate the amazing support which has been demonstrated everywhere.   A royal welcome will await the Champions later tonight.   We shall keep you posted on developments.    (S.R.)

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Kathleen Kelleher of Aubane extends a sincere welcome to Denis Kelleher of Minor Row.   Denis who resides in the USA was on home on holiday and is a loyal follower of the Millstreet website.  Click on the image to enlarge.  (S.R.)

Kathleen Kelleher of Aubane extends a sincere welcome on Tuesday, 21st October 2014 to Denis Kelleher of Minor Row. Denis who resides in the USA was on home on holiday and is a loyal follower of the Millstreet website. Click on the image to enlarge. (S.R.)

The Millstreet Junior Football Team Management along with players Mark Ellis and Kevin Crowley visited our school on Tuesday as Duhallow Junior A Football Champions for 2014. Great excitement and cheer awaited the team in anticipation for the County Championship final on Saturday (25th) at 6:15pm in Paric Ui Rinn, Cork. Best of luck Millstreet!

The Millstreet Junior Football Team Management along with players Mark Ellis and Kevin Crowley visited our school on Tuesday as Duhallow Junior A Football Champions for 2014. Great excitement and cheer awaited the team in anticipation for the County Championship final on Saturday (25th) at 6:15pm in Páirc Uí Rinn, Cork. Best of luck Millstreet!   We thank Ciara Hickey for the picture and caption.  Click on the image to enlarge.  (S.R.)

1993 Underneath the stage of the 1993 Eurovisoin

Underneath the Eurovision 1993 stage

The Eurovision Song Contest 1993 was broadcast live from the Green Glens Arena, Millstreet, Co. Cork on May 15 to an international audience of over 350 million people.

Work on the project commenced in September 1992 with a feasibility report highlighting the staging difficulties of the Millstreet arena.

Addressing the main problem of lack of height in the venue led to two key features of the final design, namely a three foot excavation of the area under the stage to accommodate underfloor lighting and a 60′ wide tilted ceiling piece to allow cameras to continue reading…

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Click on the images to enlarge.   (S.R.)

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David Doherty representing the Auld Triangle Macroom - promoting the delicious Baked Potato Range at Supervalu, Millstreet this afternoon.  Click on the image to enlarge.  (S.R.)

David Doherty representing the Auld Triangle Macroom – promoting the delicious Baked Potato Range at Supervalu, Millstreet this afternoon. Click on the image to enlarge.   (S.R.)

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Click on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.)

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Links:

Record Prixe Fund at Dairy Show – the Corkman (9th Oct)

Dairy show is the ‘Miss Ireland’ of our cow herd – MILLSTREET stages the National Dairy Show on its return to the spacious Green Glens Complex on this Saturday with an extensive programme underway at 8.30am … ( the Corkman 16th Oct)

Bridget King presents a copy of the excellent "Down the Lawn" to Michael Kelleher (home on holiday from Australia) at Millstreet Museum on Thursday, 16th October.  Also present from left - Mary Kelleher, Kit O'Sullivan, Denis Hickey and Mary Cronin.  Click on the image to enlarge.  (S.R.)

Bridget King presents a copy of the excellent “Down the Lawn” to Michael Kelleher (home on holiday from Australia) at Millstreet Museum on Thursday, 16th October. Also present from left – Mary Kelleher, Kit O’Sullivan, Denis Hickey and Mary Cronin. Click on the image to enlarge.   (S.R.)

Millstreet Town Park

Bridge and water feature near playground.

Bridge and water feature near playground.

Millstreet Town Park Committee held an emergency meeting on October 13th 2014 to discuss the “Save Millstreet Town Park” article published on the millstreet.ie website on October 12th 2014.

It was agreed that a response be made on behalf of the committee in regard to the matters raised and to place on record the Park’s place in the heart of the community.

The property fondly known to other generations as ‘The Lawn’ forms part of the demesne property acquired by Denis O’ Leary from Lord Muskerry in 1781. The demesne lands remained in the ownership of the MacCarthy O’ Leary family until 1955 when it as acquired by Thomas Horgan.

The Park lands were acquired in August 1956 by the first committee for the provision of a suitable Town Park and recreation grounds for the benefits of the residents of the Parish.

It has been intimated that our committee is basically a GAA club in all but name but this is totally inaccurate. The members of the present committee have faithfully carried on the aspirations of the original committee and are drawn from clubs who utilise the Park e.g. pitch and putt, coursing, camogie, football, hurling, soccer, athletics and includes the members of the public who are totally independent and who have no allegiance to any organisation.
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We thank Greg for the notice expressing appreciation for all who participated in the recent fundraising walk.  (S.R.)

We thank Greg for the notice expressing appreciation for all who participated in the recent fundraising walk.   (S.R.)

Denis Taylor (on left) was one of many local people who were delighted to meet with Killarney Road, Millstreet native - Michael Kelleher who emigrated to Australia over 45 years ago.  Michael, one of whose sons has starred in the worldwide television series "Home and Away" is visiting Ireland for the the first time in 12 years.  As Francis Duggan alerted us to Michael's visit in his superb poem Michael intends indeed to climb Clara mountain.  We shall welcome Michael to Millstreet Museum tomorrow and later next week we shall give the more extended local tour.  Michael extends his greetings to all in Australia and continues to meet so many good Friends during his visit.  Click on the image to enlarge.  (S.R.)

Denis Taylor (on left) was one of many local people who were delighted to meet with Killarney Road, Millstreet native – Michael Kelleher (pictured here this Wednesday evening in The Wallis Arms Hotel)  who emigrated to Australia over 45 years ago. Michael, one of whose sons has starred in the worldwide television series “Home and Away” is visiting Ireland for the the first time in 12 years. Michael is of course related to the famous Hollywood actor, Brian Dennehy.  As Francis Duggan alerted us to Michael’s visit in his superb poem Michael intends indeed to climb Clara mountain.   He was very glad to meet Denis Reardon in Tubrid yesterday and expressed his heartfelt thanks for so many great years of “Clara News” – a copy of which was consistently sent to Austaralia by Bridget King of Church Street.  We shall welcome Michael to Millstreet Museum tomorrow and later next week we shall give the more extended local tour. Michael extends his greetings to all in Australia and continues to meet so many good Friends – especially school pals – during his visit. Click on the image to enlarge.   (S.R.)

For the Jack & Jill foundation…

asking you all to don wellies and boots

and climb Clara mountain with us

on next Sunday morning Oct 19th at 11am.

It means giving a registration fee of €16 per family

which covers 1 HOUR of home nursing care for 1 sick child at home.

wellies

Young & old welcome- just be prepared for all weather conditions. Will park at the turn for Alps or thereabout to register at 10.30 and  walk up from there. Should be good fun and for a.great cause :)

Lots of memories evoked here as we share a very special from Millstreet Museum Archives recalling the television transmission of the famous "Bibi" show in the 1980s from the Gym of Millstreet Community School.  The superb augmented Choir so impressed the nation with their magnificent harmonic singing.  Click on the image to enlarge.  (S.R.)

Lots of memories evoked here as we share a very special picture from Millstreet Museum Archives recalling the television transmission of the famous “Bibi” Show in the 1980s from the Gym of Millstreet Community School. The superb augmented Millstreet Choir so impressed the nation with their magnificent harmonic singing.  Click on the image to enlarge.    (S.R.)

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There was a great response to Friday's Centra Charity Walk to aid the Irish Cancer Society.   Blessed with excellent weather the large group in their pink high viz jackets proceeded around the Glebe Route.  On returning they were treated to lots of delicious refreshments.  Many more pictures to follow later.  Click on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.)

There was a great response to Friday’s Centra Charity Walk to aid the Irish Cancer Society. Blessed with excellent weather the large group in their pink high-viz jackets proceeded around the Glebe Route. On returning everyone was treated to lots of delicious refreshments. Many more pictures to follow later. Click on the images to enlarge.   (S.R.)

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Millstreet Gramophone Circle will meet in the Canon O’Donovan Centre tonight (Friday, 10th Oct.) at 8.15.   Presenter is Nora Burke, Kanturk.  All are very welcome.   (S.R.)

"We are doing the Action Breast Cancer Walk on Friday 10th at 5pm starting from Herlihy's Centra in West End and then proceeding around the Glebe Route," states Greg, Manager of Centra.  Click on the Poster to enlarge.  (S.R.)

“We are doing the Action Breast Cancer Walk on Friday 10th Oct. 2014 at 5pm starting from Herlihy’s Centra in West End and then proceeding around the Glebe Route,” states Greg, Manager of Centra. Click on the Poster to enlarge.   (S.R.)

A male sheepdog is missing in the Ploverfield, Dromsicane area.

The dog is black and white and has been missing for 48 hours

 

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vedaVeda Murphy from Millstreet was one very happy Passenger at The Navigator Experience Stage on the Cork 20 Rally over the weekend,Veda who is only 8 years of age enjoyed a number of high speed runs in a Proper Rally Car at the Purpose Built Track at The Green Glens, and as you can see from the Photo she thoroughly enjoyed herself, I think we could have a new co-driver in the making here, well done Veda.

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“Ladies, dont forget to join The Bush this Friday night to celebrate Ladies Night with games, quizes, prizes, cocktails and more.”

Winner celebrate at The Square at the conlcusion of a superb weekend of excellent motor rallying in Millstreet.  Here we share te first part of our Sunday coverage attempting to project the splendid atmosphere of the prestigious event.  Click on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.)

Winners Tony McDaid (on left with champagne) and Darragh O’Riordan celebrate in The Square at the conlcusion of a superb weekend of excellent motor rallying in Millstreet. Here we share the first part of our Sunday coverage attempting to project the splendid atmosphere of the prestigious event. Click on the images to enlarge.   (S.R.)

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We also include in the next 40 images the prize-giving held on Sunday night at the Wallis Arms Hotel which was the official continue reading…

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Here we share a selection of images from the exciting atmosphere of the Cork "20" in Millstreet on Saturday.  Click on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.)

Here we share a selection of images from the exciting atmosphere of the Cork “20” in Millstreet on Saturday. Click on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.)

We were delighted to bring Dougie Hughes, the superb Voice of Motor Sport, on a brief tour of Millstreet.  We visit the Service HQ at Green Glens and we get to meet a host of visitors including the television team covering the prestigious event.   All this in the following extra 75 pictures.  The Centenary Rally concludes on continue reading…

Friday night saw the magnificent welcome for the many supremely talented Cork "20" participants  at The Square, Millstreet.   Millstreet Pipe Band and a large enthusiastic attendance heard MC Dougie (second from left) introduce the  official opening of the Centenary Cork "20".  Click on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.)

Friday night saw the magnificent welcome for the many supremely talented Cork “20” participants at The Square, Millstreet. Millstreet Pipe Band and a large enthusiastic attendance heard MC Dougie (second from left) introduce the official opening of the Centenary Cork “20”. Click on the images to enlarge.   (S.R.)

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