The Pupils and Staff of Scoil Mhuire, Millstreet BNS presented a magnificent Bouquet of Flowers to Librarian Supreme, Grace Tangney in the Library on Friday, 28th Feb. 2020. As we reflect on the wonderful dedication which Grace has so clearly demonstrated over the past three and a half years we extend our heartfelt thanks and very best wishes to Grace in her upcoming inspiring role at Mallow Library. Today at 11:30 a.m. (Sat. 29th Feb.) Grace presents a wonderful story telling event on her final day as our superb Librarian in Millstreet Library. Tap on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)
Superb Author Ann Linehan introduced her beautifully illustrated book entitled “Sam & Sue Learn About Cybersafety“ to Siobhán O’Leary’s enthusiastic Class from Presentation N.S. on Wednesday, 26th Feb. 2020 in Millstreet Library at the invitation of Librarian Grace Tangney. And there was even a special Draw with many winners. Ann is scheduled to publish a number of other excellent Safety Books in the series in time to come. Here we share a selection of images from Wednesday’s inspiring occasion. Tap on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)
Just tap the highlighted Presentation N.S. Link to access updates on News from Presentation N.S., Millstreet which presently includes video footage of the superb singing and music in preparation for Feis Maitiú Corcaigh. (S.R.)
The death has occurred of Margaret (Tessie) McAuliffe (née Lee)
Murphys Tce., Millstreet. On February 25th 2020, peacefully in the loving care of the wonderful staff at Carechoice Nursing Home, Macroom. Beloved wife of the late Florrie Mc Auliffe, loving mother of Mary (Buckley), Dromcollogher and Ann (Cullinane), Millstreet, sisters Sheila and Pauline, sisters-in-law Liz and Celia, sons-in-law, Mossie and Tony, grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, her extended family, relatives, neighbours and friends. “May she rest in Peace”.
Lying in repose at Tarrant’s Funeral Home, Millstreet on Wednesday evening, Rosary at 8pm. Reposing on Thursday from 6pm to 8pm followed by removal to St Patrick’s Church, Millstreet. Requiem Mass on Friday at 12 noon; burial afterwards in St Mary’s Cemetery. [rip] 1
Tonight’s “Radio Treasures” on Cork Music Station (Tuesday, 25th Feb. 2020) we listen at 10 pm to an interview with Director of Nursing, Margaret Collins and Gerard Cleary of Hospital, Co. Limerick on the occasion of a most memorable visit of a delightful Mobile Farm (from Co. Limerick) to St. Joseph’s Community Hospital, Millstreet in July 2018. And we also hear a brief section of an historic interview recorded in Derrinagree in 1979. All this and more plus references to the images illustrated below. And of course lots of songs, musings and music. Happy Listening! (S.R.)
Millstreet Town Park Committee wish to thank Catherine Pomeroy of Pomeroy Auctioneers for her very generous donation to the Playground Project. We are hugely appreciative to Catherine and for every financial contribution that we have received to date. Millstreet, you have really got behind the Town Park on this project, thank you. The Playground is open daily and despite the poor weather the place is packed! Please continue to support our local entities as they are they heart of our great little town. We are still accepting donations to make us debt free and we would be delighted to receive any and all amounts. [read more …] “Playground Donation Thank You”
Following on from the recent Cars Coffee and Chat Morning held on Sunday Jan 22nd last and also the End of Year Club Social Activites held back in November which were Organised by
Millstreet Vintage Club a final figure of €2,100.69 was raised in Total from these Events for Marymount Hospice,the Vintage Club would like to thank Everybody for there fantastic support and generosity.
A Cheque for the final figure raised was presented by Millstreet Vintage Club to Marymount Hospice in Millstreet on Friday Night Feb 21st last at The Wallis Arms Hotel in Millstreet,Fiona Kelleher of Marymount accepted the Cheque on behalf of the Group from Coffee Morning Organiser Daniel Lane and Fiona thanked the Generosity of People for supporting such a great Cause in Marymount Hospice and said it would be a great help for the Groups Activities.
Photos by Daniel Lane
Millstreet Vintage Club Charity Table Quiz in McCarthys Bar Millstreet on Tonight Friday February 21st at 8.30 pm for The ICRR Air Ambulance Service,why not come along for a Good Night Out for a Great Cause, Business Groups are also asked and encouraged to Field there own Teams,there are already a number of Local Business Groups after indicating that they will take part in the Quiz but there is still Room for more to join them with a Prize for the best Business Team who competes in the Quiz up for Grabs,Everybody Welcome,Table of 4 €40,Details Call Myra on 087 2742596.
The boys and girls of Junior Infants (R4) were thrilled to be invited by members of the Millstreet Town Park Committee to be the first children to play in the newly renovated playground.
We thank the committee for their Trojan efforts over the past few months to ensure our town has a state of the art playground and we also thank the people of Millstreet for getting involved and supporting the many fundraising events. We are delighted that the €900 we raised from our ‘Christmas Jumper Day’ here in our school helped make this dream playground a reality.
Well done to all members of Millstreet Town Park Committee!
The regular “Sing Along” event at Millstreet Day Care Centre this Wednesday (19th Feb. 2020) evening was most enjoyable and a true credit to Helen, Petra and their dedicated Team. In a wonderfully relaxed atmosphere and with the aid of background music everyone participated in the group singing and we also had some uplifting individual presentations. Splendid refreshments were provided at half-time. Everyone is very welcome and we would encourage attendance at the next event. Here we share some 7 images to illustrate the relaxed setting and atmosphere. Numbers attending were influenced this evening by the coinciding of two other events elsewhere. Tap on the pictures to enlarge. (S.R.) [read more …] “Very Successful “Sing Along” Event Most Enjoyable”
Radio Treasures tonight (Tues. 18th Feb. 2020 from 9:30 to 11.00 pm) on www.corkmusicstation.com.… Special feature at 10pm when we recall meeting musician supreme Sharon Shannon and her Band including Jim Murray Jnr. plus five times world Dance Champion David Geaney from Dingle…Listen to the amazing music and picture the mighty dance steps. We reflect on the success of the recent two broadcasts from “Round the Fireside” with Jimmy Reidy. We hear a wonderful song from Sarah Dennehy . And we refer to the many happenings illustrated below. Tap on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)
Millstreet Town Park Committee wishes to thank Jerry Collins of Collins Tyre Centre & Filling Station for his very generous donation to the Playground Project. The Playground is now open during daylight hours and is a hive of activity with the fun levels through the roof! We send a huge thank you to Jerry and all our local businesses, clubs, schools, Creches and individual Sráiders who have contributed in anyway to date. Please continue to support our local entities as they have helped to make this dream Playground become a reality. We are still accepting donations to make us debt free and we would be delighted to receive any and all amounts.
TO DONATE: You may
(1) lodge online to Millstreet Town Park bank account: BIC-BOFIIE2D; IBAN-IE61BOFI90580332105069
(2) lodge cash or cheque in person at Millstreet Credit Union – reference Millstreet Town Park account
(3) send a cheque payable to ” Millstreet Town Park ” care of FAS Offices, Millstreet Community Gym, Millstreet
If you wish to confirm your donation we would be delighted to hear from you at millstreettownpark @gmail.com
The AGM of Millstreet Pitch & Putt will take place this Friday, 21st Feb. 2020 at 8pm in the Parish Centre. All are welcome. Tap on the image below to enlarge. (S.R.)
Stray cat found in Rathduane. Please contact 0876680265. Tap on the image to enlarge. (S.R.)
Upcoming Live Music at McCarthys Bar Millstreet this Saturday February 15th– Live Music with The Jarvey, Everybody Welcome.
St. Valentine’s Day 2020 at Millstreet Museum where we received a bequest from the estate of the late Mary Gahan of Minor Row in the form of a splendid knitted name feature. When you look at it you either see a series of lines …. or the name “Jesus”. Millstreet Museum celebrates its 40th Anniversary on St. Patrick’s Day 2020. Tap on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)
Wednesday, 12th Feb. 2020 at Millstreet Town Park on an initial visit to Millstreet New Children’s Playground delighted children from Junior Infants, Presentation N.S., Millstreet and the children from “Curious Minds” Creche gave their 100% approval to what could easily be described as our very own “Disneyland”. While all the amazing units impressed it was the High Web Net which attracted the most attention! And we encourage you to experience the state-of-the-art very safe bouncy floor. We met with many members of the Coordinating Committee on the bright morning and we received a wonderful guided tour from Geraldine (née O’Leary) O’Sullivan of all the magical area of this truly magnificent facility which is going to be such a superb benefit for present and future generations of young children here in Millstreet and beyond. The very generous support received has made this possible. While the official opening is still in the future the Playground is presently open daily during daylight hours. Contractors Browne Brothers of Carrigadrohid must take a huge bow on completing such a fascinating facility to the very highest standards. Here we share 22 images from our visit to this magical location on Wednesday morning. Tap on the pictures to enlarge. (S.R.)
Dedicated Committee Member Geraldine explains:
“The Contractors have finished the playground, our insurance is arranged and I’m delighted to share with you that we passed and are in receipt of our safety certificate 2 weeks ahead of time. In fact the completed project is some 2 months ahead of the original finish date. It’s great that on this Wednesday morning we are open . So very exciting for the children. We have a few remaining thank you notes to issue. The IRD Duhallow representative visited us on Friday and advised that they had been closely following the Playground Project on Millstreet.ie. He commented on the fantastic community forum that you and your team host and support for the people of Millstreet.
He also commented on the widespread backing from the overall community was really uplifting – from the volunteers running fundraising, the variety and number of events taking place , the involvement of children, clubs, businesses and the communication updates via our community website to the public was a perfect example of the community working together for the rural development that IRD stands and strives for. He also commented that this was some of the fastest fundraising efforts for a community of our size and with the €120,000 spend we now really have a top class playground.” Below we share 13 more images. [read more …] “Millstreet’s Very Own “Disneyland” Children’s Playground Totally Delights All”
From 6am next Monday the February 17th 2020, the Gardaí are rolling out new go safe speed van locations. Millstreet is now included in this and the road concerned is from The Square up to the top of Drishane Hill (see the map below). The reason it has been included seems to be that there has recently been one serious and two minor accidents on that stretch of road (R583). It’s not a big change because it has been for good reason a favourite spot for the Gardaí to check for speeding. The message now would seem to be that if people are consistently speeding and accidents are a problem on a road, the speed vans will arrive. It’s a good thing if it gets people to slow down.
The Annual Johnny Hickey Memorial Spring Car Run organised by Millstreet Vintage Club will take place on Sunday March 8th next,Johnny was a founding Member and former Chairman of Millstreet Vintage Club and was a highly Respected Person both in the Club and beyond so its a pleasure for Millstreet Vintage Club to be holding the 2nd Johnny Hickey Run,a Nice Scenic Route has been laid on with Sign on at the Wallis Arms Hotel from 10.30 am and take off at 12 Noon,the Millstreet Pipe Band will lead off the Run from the Square in Millstreet and this will be very appropriate as Johnny was a very active and Enthusiastic Member of the Pipe Band,all Vintage/Classic Cars,Bikes,Vehicles very Welcome to join the Run,the Johnny Hickey Memorial Cup will also be up for grabs for Best Car on the day,for more details Call Bernard on 087 7924406, or Willie on 087 2229874.
Radio Treasures tonight (Tues. 11th Feb. 2020 from 9:30 to 11.00 pm) on www.corkmusicstation.com.… Special feature at 10pm when we briefly interview two visitors from Nebraska – Michael & Willie Cronin who with Eily Buckley visited Millstreet Museum on Nov. 11th 2019. And on day – 11th Feb. which is the Feast of Our Lady of Lourdes we listen to two beautiful hymns recorded in Medjugorje. We reflect on the success of the recent two broadcasts from “Round the Fireside” with Jimmy Reidy. We hear two wonderful songs from Sarah Dennehy – “Caledonia” and “Travelling Soldier”. And we refer to happenings illustrated below. Tap on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)
Below – A magical moment from the final performance of Rathmore Pantomime 2020! [read more …] ““Radio Treasures” Tonight Features Medjugorje and Nebraska”
Here we share images of recent happenings in the Millstreet area in our regular Pictorial Updates. Tap on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)