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Annual Christmas Morning Climb of Mushera takes place on Christmas Day Morning Sunday 25 December at 10.30 am. This year the proceeds go to Reach Out Cancer Support Group. The fund is open now if you would like donate you can give this to myself John F Kelleher Aubane Social Club or any member of the Reach Out Cancer Support Group. Please support this great group as there will be a bucket collection on the morning of the climb.  We thank John F. Kelleher for the notice and splendid photo of a snow clad Mushera Mountain  Click on the image to enlarge.  (S.R.)mushera-snow-jf-kelleher-1000

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Jerry Lehane presents two superb works of art to Millstreet Museum.  Click on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.)

Jerry Lehane presents two superb works of art to Millstreet Museum.   Jerry created the Green Glens and the National Dairy Show features in his home at Ballydaly.   Over the years he has kindly made available to our local Museum some of the most interesting historic items.  We extend our sincere thanks to Jerry who consistently promotes his native Millstreet.  Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)

Millstreet Community Text Alert is now accepting applications from those who wish to renew or join the Text Alert System for 2017.

Application forms can be collected & returned to Wordsworth Bookshop, Millstreet & to Guerin’s Shop, Ballydaly.

Closing date for receipt of applications is Tuesday December 20th 2016.

Muintir na Tíre has launched a Crime Prevention Programme using a personal property register logbook (pictured with Joseph Lawler below) to record all details of equipment. It encourages householders to write down the make, model, and serial number of valuable possessions so that they can be reclaimed if recovered by the Gardai. Its purpose is to reduce theft and facilitate recovery.

The cost per booklet is €5 and booklets are available from Joseph 0872823646, Pat 0872435855 & Marie 0872802529  We thank Marie Twomey for these important notices and below we share three images from the recent very interesting meeting at the Wallis Arms Hotel.  Click on the images below to enlarge.  (S.R.)

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We thank Ryan for the Poster.  Click on the image to enlarge.  (S.R.)

We thank Ryan for the Poster. Click on the image to enlarge. (S.R.)

2016-12-03-santa-with-happy-children-at-colemans-millstreetSanta with some very happy children at Coleman’s,
where he visited last Friday evening
– with thanks to Sinead for the photo

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2016-12-clara-news-christmas-edition-front-cover-800What a wonderfully colourful special edition of “Clara News” has been marvellously coordinated by Transition Year Students of Millstreet Community School just in time for Christmas.  Millstreet Museum is glad to have been associated to a small degree in providing a selection of photographs from our Museum Pictorial Archive of both 1996 and 2016 as well as providing the covers of the very first “Clara News ” of 1977  and the last edition of the very popular publication in 2012.  Every success with this special edition which is now available at one euro in a number of local outlets.  (S.R.)

1916-11-18-ellie-evoy-buried-in-drishane-old-cemetery_rszIn November 1916, Ellen Evoy, a young mother from Midleton died and was brought to Millstreet by train to be buried in Drishane. The funeral was mentioned with great sadness in many papers, but Evoy is not a name associated with Millstreet, so who was she?

So, we set about trying figuring out who she was …

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From the Square, Millstreet at these times (December 2016):

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Friday 2nd – 2pm to 5pm
Saturday 3rd – 12pm to 2pm
Friday 9th – 2pm to 5pm
Saturday 10th – 12pm to 4pm
Wednesday 14th – 12pm 3pm

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Delivered if required, or
Contact Dubby Twomey on 087-9255151

We thank Mairéad Daly for the Poster.  This wonderful annual event is coordinated by Mairéad and her dedicated Team.  (S.R.)

We thank Mairéad Daly for the Poster. This wonderful annual event is coordinated by Mairéad and her dedicated Team. (S.R.)

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

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

A special meeting outlining the great value of the Millstreet Community Texting Alert Scheme takes place in the Wallis Arms Hotel at 8.30 tonight (Tuesday, 29th Nov. 2016).  (S.R.)

Great credit and a special thanks must go to all the volunteers who were back out all around the town on Monday and Friday evenings last week, putting all the Christmas Lights back in place, and making Millstreet feel like Christmas for the coming season. Also a special note of thanks to Millstreet Country Park who have donated our wonderful Christmas Tree once again. Some photos from the evening are below, but a few helper elves got away without being photographed ! – from the Millstreet Lights Committee


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Annabelle O'Sullivan, on behalf of the Millstreet Branch of the Active Retired Association presents an impressive cheque to Gerard Sheehan, Coordinator DBM (Doneraile/Buttevant/Mallow) Community Responder Scheme. This presentation which took place on Monday, 28th Nov. 2016 in Millstreet Parish Centre is the excellent result of a recent Coffee Morning. Gerard addressed the gathering and outlined the overall role and inspiring work of those involved in this voluntary scheme. We recorded a splendid interview with Gerard and this will be heard on Radio Treasures on Tuesday, 29th Nov. at 10pm. The programme may be accessed by logging on to www.corkmusicstation.com Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)

Annabelle O’Sullivan, on behalf of the Millstreet Branch of the Active Retired Association presents an impressive cheque to Gerard Sheehan, Coordinator DBM (Doneraile/Buttevant/Mallow) Community Responder Scheme. This presentation which took place on Monday, 28th Nov. 2016 in Millstreet Parish Centre is the excellent result of a recent Coffee Morning. Gerard addressed the gathering and outlined the overall role and inspiring work of those involved in this voluntary scheme. We recorded a splendid interview with Gerard and this will be heard on “Radio Treasures” on Tuesday, 29th Nov. at 10pm. The programme may be accessed by logging on to
www.corkmusicstation.com
Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)

Community First Responder Gerard Sheehan from Mallow being recorded for our online radio programme.

Community First Responder Gerard Sheehan from Mallow being recorded for our online radio programme.  To access the programme for Gerard’s interview at 10pm on Tuesday please log on to www.corkmusicstation.com

1916-11-28-munster-and-leinster-bank-millstreet_rszOne hundred years ago, the Munster and Leinster Bank opened in Millstreet. The Bank manager at opening was E.V. Heffernan, who was newly promoted from the Dungarvan Branch. In 1966 Munster and Leinster merged with Provincial Bank of Ireland, the Royal Bank of Ireland to become the AIB Bank which we still have today. continue reading…

Launched at Millstreet Christmas Market on Sunday 27th Nov. 2016 the magnificent Millstreet Calendar 2017 produced by Millstreet Community Council and coordinated by Justin Black of Justborn Photography, West End, Millstreet – is this year in support of Millstreet Pipe Band and Millstreet Mens’ Shed.  It costs €5.00 and is an ideal Christmas gift enhancing your overall Christmas Giving.   The wonderfully colourful Calendar features the photography of a range of creative Photographers including Justin Black, Geraldine Dennehy, Pat Golden, John Tarrant and Seán Radley.  We encourage you to buy many to send to your relatives and friends at home and abroad.  Click on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.)1mcc-millstreet-calendar-2017-1000 2mcc-millstreet-calendar-2017-1000 3mcc-millstreet-calendar-2017-1000 4mcc-millstreet-calendar-2017-1000 1611270037-1000

The presentation of a superb cheque of €3,861.00 in aid of Marymount Hospice, Cork and in memory of the late Noreen Long who went to her Eternal Reward in July 2016

The presentation of a superb cheque of €3,861.00 to the Friends of Marymount Hospice, Cork and in memory of the late Noreen Long who went to her Eternal Reward in July 2016 – took place in the Wallis Arms Hotel on Saturday, 26th Nov. 2016.  The impressive fundraising resulted from a Sky Dive (Sponsored Parachute Jump) by Marie (niece of the late Noreen) and Timothy (son of the late Noreen) which took place in Kilkenny.  Front row (from left):  Timothy Long, Cáit McCarthy representing Friends of Marymount Hospice, Marie Murphy.  Back row, from left:  Paula Long, Lisa Fleming (daughter), Christy Long (husband of the late Noreen), Geraldine (daughter),  Margaret Murphy.  Click on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.)

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The magnificent November Garden remembers 30 people who have gone to their Eternal Reward over the past year. A special Mass of Remembrance takes place on Sat. 26th Nov. at 6:30pm. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)

The magnificent November Garden remembers 31 people who have gone to their Eternal Reward over the past year. A special Mass of Remembrance takes place on Sat. 26th Nov. at 6:30pm. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)

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The very beautiful annual feature is coordinated by Canon John Fitzgerald, P.P., Sharon Lane, Declan Crowley of Milltech Printing and Julie Brady.

The very beautiful annual feature is coordinated by Canon John Fitzgerald, P.P., Sharon Lane, Declan Crowley of Milltech Printing and Julie Brady.

4november-garden-in-st-patricks-church-2016-1000And we share some further images below of this very special feature in St. Patrick’s Church, Millstreet. continue reading…

Millstreet Christmas Market is on

TOMORROW Sunday in the GAA Hall

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Heritage Trail meeting at The Wallis Arms Hotel

Tuesday November 29th @ 8:30pm

where members of the public are invited to attend and bring
photographs and information on the history of The Mill

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As has been done annually Millstreet Community Council financially supports the MCS Students who will be participating in January 2017 in Dublin in the Young Scientist Exhibition. This year a most impressive five different groups will be taking part with some quite fascinating projects. The significant cheque was presented by Chairman Noel Buckley at the School on Wednesday, 23rd Nov. 2016. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)

As has been done annually Millstreet Community Council financially supports the MCS Students who will be participating in January 2017 in Dublin at the Young Scientist Exhibition. This year a most impressive five different groups will be taking part with some quite fascinating projects. The significant cheque was presented by Chairman Noel Buckley and Millstreet Community Council Committee Members at the School on Wednesday, 23rd Nov. 2016. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)

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A Public Crime Prevention meeting will take place on Tuesday 29th November at 8.30pm in the Wallis Arms Hotel. Members of An Garda Siochána will attend. Those wishing to renew or join the Millstreet Community Text Alert System for 2017 are invited to attend. All welcome.  We thank Marie Twomey, Priest Cross for the important notice.  (S.R.)

With autumn leaves still in evidence Presentation Day on this Monday, 21st Nov. 2016 was very especially marked at the Presentation Cemetery beside the Church by the placing of a floral wreath by two Students from Millstreet Community School.  Click on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.)

With autumn leaves still in evidence Presentation Day on this Monday, 21st Nov. 2016 was very especially marked at the Presentation Cemetery beside the Church by the placing of a floral wreath by two Students from Millstreet Community School. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)

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Present for the special occasion this morning - from left: Canon John Fitzgerald, P.P., Deputy Principal MCS Frances Moynihan, Presentation Sr. Kathleen, Students Dervla Murphy and Joanie Tarrant, Presentation Sr. Eileen, Principal MCS Pat Pigott and Mona Linehan.

Present for the special occasion this morning – from left: Canon John Fitzgerald, P.P., Deputy Principal MCS Frances Moynihan, Presentation Sr. Kathleen, Students Dervla Murphy and Joanie Tarrant, Presentation Sr. Eileen, Principal MCS Pat Pigott and Mona Linehan.

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On Saturday, 19th Nov. 2016 Noel C. Duggan will officially launch Angela Collins O’Mahony’s superb Book “Steeplejill” at the Coach Restaurant in Green Glens, Millstreet at 7:30 pm.  Everyone is welcome to attend this special occasion where one will get an opportunity to purchase a signed copy of the fascinating publication.   Angela is of course married to John O’Mahony of Cloghoulabeg, Millstreet and recently visited Millstreet where she received a wonderful tour of Green Glens and Drishane from Noel C..  She also met many other people during her October visit.  A contribution based on book sales on the occasion will later be presented to the Millstreet Church Fund.  The programme for the upcoming special Millstreet Book Launch is as follows:

7:30pm:   Piper from Millstreet Pipe Band will welcome All on arrival.

7:40pm:   Members of Millstreet Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann will perform traditional music.

8:00pm:   Official Launch by Noel C. Duggan followed by Address by Author Angela Collins O’Mahony.

8:30pm:   Continuation of Musical Presentation by members of Millstreet CCÉ during which Light Refreshments will be served.

Angela with Noel C. at Green Glens in October 2016.

Angela with Noel C. at Green Glens in October 2016.

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On “Radio Treasures” on Tues. 15th Nov. 2016 at 10pm we featured an interview with Angela.  The online radio programme may be accessed on 
www.corkmusicstation.com We now share some further images and look forward to meeting with all on Sat. 19th Nov. at 7:30pm.  Click on the images above and below to enlarge.  (S.R.) continue reading…

Coordinator Sgt. Paul Lynch and his dedicated Team organised a truly splendid Coffee Morning and Afternoon on Monday, 14th Nov. 2016 in the welcoming setting of Millstreet Garda Station. There was a constant flow of people arriving to participate and to donate to such a worthy Hospice cause. Well done to All on such a very successful and inspiring (now annual) event. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)

Coordinator Sgt. Paul Lynch and his dedicated Team organised a truly splendid Coffee Morning and Afternoon on Monday, 14th Nov. 2016 in the welcoming setting of Millstreet Garda Station. There was a constant flow of people arriving to participate and to donate to such a worthy Hospice cause. Well done to All on such a very successful and inspiring (now annual) event. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)

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The official presentation of Certificates relating to a wide variety of Courses took place at the Centre in Main Street, Millstreet on Monday, 14th Nov. 2016. We thank Coordinator Marie Twomey for alertin us to the important occasion. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)

The official presentation of Certificates relating to a wide variety of superb Courses took place at the Centre in Main Street, Millstreet on Monday, 14th Nov. 2016. We thank Coordinator Marie Twomey for alerting us to the important occasion. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)

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Some of the impressive attendance at the AGM of Millstreet Vintage Club held on Tuesday, 15th Nov. in the Parish Centre beside St. Patrick's Church, Millstreet. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)

Some of the very impressive attendance at the AGM of Millstreet Vintage Club held on Tuesday, 15th Nov. in the Parish Centre beside St. Patrick’s Church, Millstreet. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)

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13millstreet-website-16th-nov-2016-1000 14millstreet-website-16th-nov-2016-1000Newly appointed PRO Bernard Crowley will be giving lots of updates on his Facebook page as well as here on our Millstreet Website.  We share one more image below.
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Mary Fitzgerald will host an information evening in The GAA Hall, Millstreet, on behalf of Lorraine O’Connor who is selling “Forever Living Aloe Vera” Products on Friday 18th November at 7.30p.m..

Among the many items about which we shall be chatting on “Radio Treasures” tonight – Big Tom McBride, Michael Commins….And the story of the card that led to the finding of a wallet in Waterford!  Our featured Interview tonight at 10…Angela Collins O’Mahony – Steeplejill Supreme.

Angela with Noel C. at Green Glens in October 2016.

Angela with Noel C. at Green Glens in October 2016.

  Click on the image to enlarge. (S.R.) To access the programme please tune into www.corkmusicstation.com 

2015-12-01 The New Bear in the Square 1610The  Church Gate Collection for the Christmas Lights will take place next weekend. All contributions are greatly appreciated.

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Stage one of the Christmas Lights was completed on Saturday.
A big Thank You to our volunteers Dinny Lane, Seanie Kelleher, Paddy Roche and Mike Mullane for all their help.

 – from the Millstreet Christmas Lights Committee