Superb Attendance at Very Successful Millstreet Féile Cheoil This Sunday

Wonderfully talented musicians from Skibbereen CCÉ participating in this year's Millstreet Féile Cheoil at Millstreet Community School on Sunday, 17th April. These young people came from places in West Cork including Skibbereen, Ballydehob, Leap and other areas close by. More pics. to follow later in the week illustrating the splendid atmosphere of this cultural yearly event. (S.R.)

Annual Féile Cheoil at Millstreet Community School Today, Sunday 17th April 2011

Millstreet Community School is today’s very appropriate venue for the annual Féile Cheoil 2011.    An opportunity to experience some of the very finest traditional music, song, stories and dance from many different wonderfully gifted participants.

Fashion Show 2011 at Millstreet Community School – Transition Year Students, Staff & Guests

Teachers Barry Fraser and Derry Morley participating in the recent very successful Fashion Show at Millstreet Community School.

Co-ordinated by the Transition Year Students at Millstreet Community School, a hugely successful Fashion Show was held on Thursday, 7th April on behalf of three very worthy causes.   Here we share a selection of images from the [read more …] “Fashion Show 2011 at Millstreet Community School – Transition Year Students, Staff & Guests”


Young 17 year old Kevin Crowley has been selected to play for the Cork minor football team, against Clare this Wednesday April 13th in Pairc ui Rinn throw in at 7.30pm.
He will be lining out at wing back, it has been a while since Millstreet produced a player like Kevin.
We wish him all the best for Wednesday night and the future.
Best wishes from  family, friends and Millstreet GAA club.

2011-04-13: Cork won tonight on a scoreline of Cork 2-10 Clare 0-11

Millstreet Walking Festival – Sunday, 10th April 2011 – Part One

These boots were made for walking...Well this boot was once made for walking!

Sunday, 10th April 2011 we were at Millstreet Country Park for Day Two of the Millstreet Walking Festival.   Here we feature Part One of a two part selection of pictures which we took on [read more …] “Millstreet Walking Festival – Sunday, 10th April 2011 – Part One”

Michael Thornton’s Splendid Images of Saturday’s Walking Festival

Michael Thornton's excellent image of the energetic Walkers on Walk A on Saturday, 9th April 2011 .

Sincere thanks to one of the dedicated Organisers, Michael Thornton,  for a splendid selection of images which he captured so well as he acted as “Sweeper” (the Guide who keeps to the rear of the Walking Group) on the most challenging of the three walks (Walk A) on both the Saturday and the Sunday.   Here we share images from [read more …] “Michael Thornton’s Splendid Images of Saturday’s Walking Festival”

Picture of the Day at Millstreet Country Park – Focus of Today’s Millstreet’s Walking Festival

Sincere thanks to Gerard O'Meara, the renowned Mallow Photographer for this magnificent picture of the "Le Mont des Arts" waterfall and fountain at Millstreet Country Park. Presently we are preparing two further special features on Millstreet's 2011 Walking Festival which today (Sunday) was centred around the exquisite Country Park. (S.R.)

Millstreet Celtic beat Leeview 5-4

Millstreet Celtic  beat Leeview 5-4 at home this morning. We took an early lead through Tadhg Collins after he outmuscled a defender and finished well. We kept the pressure on and were awarded a penalty in the 20th min when Barry Lawlor was tripped in the box after a good run. Tim Kiely slotted home the penalty to make it 2-0. 10 mins later it was 3-0. Eamon O Keeffe played a ball over the top for Collins to run on to and he made no mistake for his 2nd of the day. Collins grabbed his hat trick 5 mins before half time with a neat finish after being sent through by Finbarr Corcoran. 4-0 up at the start of the 2nd half but we didn’t keep up the pressure as we had wanted to. Leeview got one back after 55 mins and made it 4-2 after 65 following some poor defending. We scored again 5 mins later though when Chris Cleary’s overhead kick found the net from Kiely’s through ball. Still we weere sloppy all over the field and conceded again in the 80th and 89th mins to set up a nervy 5 mins of injury time. We held on for the 3 points though despite a poor 2nd half. Best for us on the day were Tadhg Collins, Finbarr Corcoran and Barry Lawlor.

Team: Piotr Oziat, Finbarr Corcoran, Eamon O Keeffe, Trevor O Connor, Mick Collins, Tim Kiely, Barry Lawlor, Chris Cleary, Michael Murphy, Tadhg Collins, Paul Dawson

Subs: John Cullinane (45th min), Jer Keating (75th min), Danny O Riordan

Visiting Walkers Hugely Impressed by Millstreet Walking Festival 2011

Returning from the Saturday walk to the Wallis Arms Hotel.   All Walkers were required to register again at the Hotel to indicate that they had safely returned.

There was a superbly uplifting response to Millstreet’s first Walking Festival with organisers already considering another such Festival in the Autumn.    Amongst those who enthusiastically participated in Saturday’s walk were Millstreet natives who are now living elsewhere including  [read more …] “Visiting Walkers Hugely Impressed by Millstreet Walking Festival 2011”

Some Two Hundred Energetic People Registered for the First Ever Millstreet Walking Festival This Morning

One of three energetic groups of people from far and wide participating in Millstreet's Walking Festival 2011 assembling at the Square, Millstreet at 10 a.m. today.

The Organisers of Millstreet Walking Festival 2011 would have been very pleased to have had 150 participants at its very first festival.    With some 200 registering this morning they must be quite thrilled with such a [read more …] “Some Two Hundred Energetic People Registered for the First Ever Millstreet Walking Festival This Morning”

Walking Festival This Weekend

Pictured at the Wallis Arms tonight (Friday) following an excellent talk on the Walking Theme by Tom Scriven (seated second from left).

This weekend Millstreet Walking Festival takes place.   A full programme of events have been organised.    Tonight at an inspiring address by Tom Scriven, Cork (and a native of Kilnamartyra) the focus was very much on [read more …] “Walking Festival This Weekend”

Splendidly Successful Fashion Show at Millstreet Community School

A very successful Fashion Show was held at Millstreet Community School on Thursday, 7th April 2011. Within the next few days we shall share a selection of images we captured at the wonderfully enjoyable event where three very worthy organisations will benefit from the funds collected. The Fashion Show event is held once in every two years.

Very Successful Facilitated Planning Workshop at Wallis Arms Hotel

Pictured at the Wallis Arms Hotel on Tuesday, 5th April 2011 at the very successful Facilitated Planning Workshop organised by Millstreet Development Group. From left:Nicola Mc Mahon – Secretary, Millstreet Development Group (MDG),  J.J. O’Connell and Pat Humphreys (Plato Planning Workshop Facilitators), Veronica Perdistat – MDG member and Tony Mc Caul (Chairman of  MDG).

A wonderfully representative group of people from the Millstreet area assembled for quite a fascinating and helpfully revealing workshop where the focus was on the constructive positive development of Millstreet on a [read more …] “Very Successful Facilitated Planning Workshop at Wallis Arms Hotel”

“Clara Toys” Doll Comes Home!

Bob Emprimo from America presents the "Clara Toys" Doll to Seán Radley for Millstreet Museum at "Nibbles Food Emporium", West End, Millstreet on Friday, 1st April 2011.

Having been alerted by Michael (Cashman) on that available to purchase on eBay there was an original doll which had been manufactured in Millstreet’s “Clara Toys” Factory and bought for £5.50 at Blarney Woollen Mills quite some years ago, Bob Emprimo arranged to bid for and [read more …] ““Clara Toys” Doll Comes Home!”

Sacrament of Confirmation Administered in Millstreet on Tuesday

Bishop Bill Murphy, Clergy and Mary Murphy about to enter St. Patrick's Church, Millstreet at 3.30 p.m. on Tuesday, 29th March 2011 where some 70 young people were about to receive the Sacrament of Confirmation.

Blessed with very good weather Confirmation Day 2011 was a very memorable and special experience for the 70 young Candidates for Confirmation, their Parents, Relatives and Friends.    The music and singing as well as the [read more …] “Sacrament of Confirmation Administered in Millstreet on Tuesday”

Fashion Show at Millstreet Community School on Thursday, 7th April 2011

Millstreet Community School Transition Year Students present a Spring-Summer Fashion Show on Thursday 7th April at 8.00p.m. (sharp) in the School’s Sports Hall.  Proceeds to:

1. Headway (Brain Injury Service)

2. R.N. L.I. (The Lifeboat Service)

3. Neonatal Unit C.U.H.

Tickets available from the School and Transition Year Students.  Adults: €10.00  Students: €6.00.   Do join us for an enjoyable evening.   Your support would be greatly appreciated.  (We thank Eimear Twomey for alerting us to this important event.)


Millstreet Country Park Re-opens on Sunday, 3rd April 2011



Hello All,

It’s that time of year again Spring is well and truly in the air, life has returned to the countryside, and we are fast approaching our new season here at Millstreet Country Park.

Millstreet Country Park will re-open for its 2011 season on Sunday 3rd April and for Mothers Day! To celebrate the beginning of our new season and Mothers everywhere Millstreet Country Park will host an Open Day and everyone from the community and surrounding areas are welcome and encouraged to visit!

A special Mothers Day Menu will be available from our Cafe / Restaurant; there will be Musical Entertainment in both the Visitor Centre and the Band Stand!  Guided Safari Tours of the Estate will be available throughout the day also.
Advanced Booking is Advised For Mothers Day Lunch to avoid disappointment and ensure seating at your preferred time!

So Bring your Mum! Bring a Friend! Tell a Friend! Everyone is welcome and there is NO ADMISSION FEE for this day! So try somewhere different for that Sunday Drive or for that Special Mothers Day Lunch!

Season Tickets.
Seasonal Tickets are also now due for renewal. Seasonal Tickets are available to all guests and are fantastic value at only €60.00.

Lots happening during the month of April! [read more …] “Millstreet Country Park Re-opens on Sunday, 3rd April 2011”

Contract Signed for St. Patrick’s Church Painting Project

On Wednesday, 23rd March 2011 at Millstreet's Parish Centre the contract for the forthcoming Painting of St. Patrick's Church, Millstreet was officially signed. Seated from left: Maura Hunter (Interior Design Consultant), John McCarthy (Quantity Surveyor), Cornelius Forde (representing the Forde Family to whom the contract has been given), Denis Lane (Millstreet Church Restoration Committee), Fr. John Fitzgerald, P.P., Kathleen O'Riordan (Church Restoration Committee). At back - all members of the Restoration Committee: from left - Denis Twomey, Sharon Lane, Anthony Forde (Painting Project Co-ordinator), Jerry Buckley, Tony Healy and Joan Casey of Restoration Committee.


Millstreet Celtic beat Leeview 4-0

Millstreet Celtic beat Leeview 4-0 this morning to move within a point of the top at Pfizer Park this morning. Straight from the kickoff we put them under pressure through Chris Cleary and he set up Michael Murphy who forced a good save from the keeper. We kept the pressure on and took the lead after 10 mins. Barry Lawlor picked the ball up in midfield and played a lovely ball through for John Lehane who slotted the ball neatly beyond the keeper. 15 mins later we were 2-0 up. Good work from Murphy on the end line saw him get free and he played the ball in to Donal O Riordan to blast home from close range. Leeview had a couple of half chances but we were well worth our half time lead. In the 2nd half they tried to push on a bit more but we were looking very dangerous on the break and got the 3rd after 60 mins. Lawlor got free in the left of the box and squared it for Cleary to fire home. We kept the tempo up and had a couple of more good chances through John O Mahony and Murphy before we got the 4th with 10 mins to go. Good interplay down the left by Cleary and Jer Keating saw Cleary get into space in the box. He cut the ball back for Keating who used all of his experience to let the ball run for Lawlor to fire home from 18 yards. Best for us on the day were Barry Lawlor, Michael Murphy and Chris Cleary.
[read more …] “Millstreet Celtic beat Leeview 4-0”

2011 Feile Cheoil in Millstreet Community School on April 17th

Feile Cheoil

Sraid An Mhuilinn



Starting times are as follows:

Confined Competitions ……..12.30p.m.

Open Competitions……..1.30p.m.

Sunday 17th April 2011 at Millstreet Community School

Rince Set  U10,U12,U15,U18

Rince Foirne …..Two Hand Hornpipe

Two Hand Jig

Rakes of Mallow

Competition age groups under 8 (8-10,), (10-12),  (12-15), (15-18)

  • Feadog stain and flute
  • Button and piano accordian, melodion and concertina
  • Fiddle
  • Misc
  • Amhranaiocht i nGailge (also under 6)
  • English Ballad (also under 6)
  • Aithriseoreacht inGailge (also under 6)
  • Duet
  • Trio
  • Polka and Slide (any instrument)

A separate competion will be run on the day where there are sufficient  Competitors for one particular instrument.

where there at least three competitors.

Confined and open competitions

(Confined sections covers Community School catchment area, Millstreet Parish, Dromtariffe, Kilcorney, Carriganima, Hollymount and Rathcoole. )



Teas, sandwiches and refreshments will be on sale in the school shop


Millstreet Pipe Band’s 60th St. Patrick’s Day Parade – What a Record!

What a truly magnificent record for Millstreet Pipe Band which today led the Millstreet St. Patrick's Day Parade for the amazing 60th time! Sincere congratulations from everyone with special mention to Tim O'Shea and Liam Coffey who have been with the renowned Band all through those six decades!