Millstreet Debs 2009

Millstreet Debs 2009 took place on 25th August 2009. A full report on this occasion later, pictures are by Elaine Kelleher. A special mention to Ava and Clodagh two little girls who dressed up for the occasion.

fron the Corkman:

Millstreet Community School pupils replaced school uniforms with glittering ball gowns and dapper tuxedos for their debs ball.

The Millstreet school pupils and friends were out in force at their hosting in the Vienna Woods Hotel, Glanmire.

A distinct air of glamour surrounded the event as beautiful young ladies accompanied by handsome young men had a night to remember as they dined in style and danced to the beat on their big social event of the year.

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Tour of Ireland in and around Millstreet

Tour of Ireland: peleton passing through Millstreet for the first time
Tour of Ireland: peleton passing through Millstreet for the first time

RTE are showing highlights of the Tour of Ireland are showing highlights from each day in the evenings. They are also putting the highlights programs onto their website. The one from yesterday (Saturday) is here: http://www.rte.ie/player/#v=1054085. For the parts of the highlights around Millstreet, the times are outlined below:

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You didn't have to tell us!

With due regard for frightening away prospective visitors to Millstreet, I came across a very interesting article on the Summer Rainfall of 2008 published by Met Eireann that contains rainfall information for Millstreet (amongst towns all over the country). Now, we all know that summer 2008 was very very bad, and there were two days in particular when the heavens opened and flooded parts of the town (June 22nd & July 31st), but it’s worth the inclusion anyhow.

Below are some of the ‘highlights’ for Millstreet.

[read more …] “You didn't have to tell us!”

Millstreet film maker to jet off to New York Film Academy

BEFORE jetting off to the New York Film Academy, Millstreet film maker Steven O’Riordan will host a special three-night screening of his documentary, ‘The Forgotten Maggies’, this weekend at The Glen Theatre in Banteer.

This searing documentary will be screened on national TV in September but has only been shown in public once before — in Galway during their recent film festival. Since then, however, it has received waves of interest nationally and internationally.

‘The Forgotten Maggies’ tells the stories of Kathleen Legg, Maureen O’Sullivan, Mary King and Mary Collins; four women indelibly marked by Ireland’s Magdalene laundries …

The above is a stub from an article published on Thursday August 13th the Corkman newspaper. The full article can be read here:  http://www.corkman.ie/entertainment/special-screening-of-forgotten-maggies-in-banteer-1858763.html

Trailer for the film “The Forgotten Maggies”

[read more …] “Millstreet film maker to jet off to New York Film Academy”

Regional Report 975

Regional Report 975.

by

Eily Buckley

Dia is mhuire diobh go leir a Cairde and welcome to news report 975 from Millstreet.

Fondest greetings dear listeners and I wish you all the very best on this pleasant Tuesday morning.

Here are the results of this weeks parish lotto draw which was held at Tarrants Bar on Sunday night. Numbers drawn were 3, 8,11, 26 … and the jackpot was not won. €100 went to Kevin O’Connor, Rathrue, the seller was  Reens Pharmacy. They got €50 sellers prize. €50 went to Tadgh Collins, Dooneen. €20 each to Cissy Kelleher, Aubane, Cliona Coughlan, Killarney, Mary Gahan, Minor Row, Margaret O Callaghan,Clara Rd. Patsy Corcoran, Pound Hill, Breda Broderick, Clara Rd, Joe Moynihan, Killarney, and Mary Corcoran, Cullen. Jackpot for next, the magic figure of €13,000 . The draw at the Bush Bar on Sunday night.

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Millstreet Adult Learning Centre

Millstreet Adult Learning Centre

Main Street, Millstreet

WOULD YOU LIKE HELP WITH:

Writing Names & Addresses, Filling in forms, Paying Bills, Writing messages, Reading Bus Timetables, Reading Instructions, Notes to Schools, Days of Week/Months of Year, Driver theory preparation, Basic computers

We can offer free and confidential one-to-one support with trained tutors
For further information contact Elaine 086 8337811

More Information:

Back to Education Initiative (B.T.E.I.) ECDL Computer Courses (Starts Sepember 09)

A Testemonial from David

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The homepage for the Millstreet Adult Learning Centre is located at:

http://www.millstreet.ie/Links/adult_learning_centre/

Yoga, Tai Chi & Chi Kung


YOGA

TAI CHI & CHI KUNG

7 WEEK COURSE OF CLASSES FOR

ADULTS COMMENCING at the Canon

O’ Donovan Centre,

Millstreet

(No experience necessary)

Thursday 10th September: 7.00pm Yoga ………………………7 weeks €85

Thursday 10th September: 8.15pm Tai Chi & Chi Kung….7 weeks €85

(Discounted rate of €150 for anyone wishing to register for both classes)

Please Note: The running of these classes is dependent upon adequate numbers

of participants so advance booking is required.

Places are limited, please book your place before the end of August.

Visit the website below for further details.

CONTACT: Veronica Tangney 087 99 67 615

<email>

www.instillireland.com

Fundraiser

Now there’s a brilliant fund-raising idea,
Now there’s a brilliant fund-raising idea,

“Now there’s a brilliant fund-raising idea,” say Fr. Declan O’Connor, P.P. and Denis Lane as they note Martin Cleary’s new hair style (recently dyed for a €200.00 bet!). Martin indicates that he would be glad to re-dye his hair for a sponsored fund-raiser in aid of the restoration building fund for the Church. The church fund is now past the one million euro mark. (pic Seán Radley)

No Horse Show this year

FOR the first time in four decades history, the Millstreet Summer Horse Show is a non runner this week.

This comes after an impasse between Millstreet organisers and the national body Showjumping Ireland.

Millstreet came to life each summer on the staging of its six-day equestrian festival in the Green Glens Arena, holding an unrivalled reputation as a mecca for showjumping enthusiasts.

This is the first time in 38 years that Millstreet Show will not he held and the cancellation is seen as a huge loss to owners, show organisers and the North Cork catchment area.

Apart from the show jumping, the showing classes such as the Young Irelander, Boomerang and National Discovery provided a shop window for owners to parade their young talents before buyers from across the world.

Multi purpose facilities from sand-surfaced arenas to warm-up paddocks and the spacious indoor complex added to the enjoyment for entries drawn from all over the country.

On the positive side, the 2009 Owners Pony and Young Riders Charity Show returns to Millstreet over the October Bank Holiday weekend.

The Green Glens venue is donated free of charge by the Duggan family. To date, this show has raised €190,000 for a range of local and national charities.

Noel Buckley on the campaign trail

Noel Buckley with family
Cllr Noel Buckley FG (far left) from Cloughoula with his family, supporters, and Michael Creed TD (fourth from right) canvassing before the recent local elections held on June 5th 2009

Noel was re-elected to his seat on Cork County Council. The Kanturk Electoral Area was being reduced from a 5 seater to 4 seater, and unfortunately Marie “The Shamrock” Murphy from the West End failed to get re-elected by a very narrow margin in the seventh count. Her loss will be a big loss to the town.

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Millstreet Recycling Centre: Information Update

image001The recycling centre have updated their web page with information on their revised opening hours, materials accepted and associated charges. Their page is located here: http://www.millstreet.ie/Links/recycling/recyclingcentre.htm

For convenience the information is included below:

MILLSTREET RECYCLING CENTRE

Station Road, Millstreet, Co Cork

Tel: 029 30971 Fax: 029 30966

Web: www.corkcoco.ie

EPA Register Number:  R014941-02

Opening Hours:

Sunday/Monday: Closed

Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday: 09.00-16.30

Friday: 09.00-15.30 ● Saturday: 09.00-14.30

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Millstreet & Around June 2009

Millstreet & Around June 2009

By John F. Kelleher

Millstreet & District Farmers Calf Sale In Aid of St Patrick’s Church Restoration Project

The fundraising venture by Millstreet farmers has beaten the recessionary doom and gloom to donate €24,331 towards their Church Restoration Project.

On Saturday 14th March the Millstreet and district farmers Calf sale in aid of the Millstreet Restoration Fund reached its conclusion with close to hundred calves sold at Macroom Mart

The Proceeds from the sale goes towards the St Patrick’s Church Millstreet Church Restoration Project that’s currently in the height of a major €3 million development. The concept spurred from the Aubane Farm Discussion Group and farmers felt it was the ideal opportunity for those in Millstreet and the surrounding district to support the cause. On Saturday night 23rd April at Millstreet GAA Hall the proceeds from the Calf sale were handed over to the Church Restoration Committee.

Chairman John Twomey “thanked the farmers and those who supported the venture. He also thanked his excellent committee”.

“The additional support of Cork Marts and the Millstreet Parish Restoration Committee ensured everybody was 100 per cent behind our efforts”, he said.

Five collection points allowed calves to be collected at Cloughoula, Ballydaly, Cullen, Aubane and Millstreet and transported by local hauliers to Cork Co-op Mart in Macroom.

“We were delighted to be associated with a task that will be recalled and perhaps repeated again”, said Macroom Mart representative Tim McSweeney.

Richie O’Connor presented a cheque for €24,331 to Millstreet Parish Priest Canon Declan O’Connor. Denny Lane Chairman of the Church Restoration Committee also expressed his thanks to everyone who was part of the Calf Sale and he said they would welcome any other fundraising ideas. Canon Declan O’Connor also spoke on the work that has already been done on the church and he also expressed his thanks to everyone who supported the venture and to the committee who organised the Calf Sale. “A marvelous amount of money has been collected from this venture” Jerry Buckley from the Church Restoration Committee gave an account of the work that has been done on church to date.

Scór Quiz Winners

Cappoquin hosted the Munster Scór Sinsear Finals and Millstreet made the trip to the Waterford venue to regain their provincial question time title with a team of Liam Flynn, Pat Sheehan and John Tarrant. Victory gained Millstreet their fifth Munster title in eleven years and the team goes forward to represent Cork in the All Ireland Finals in the INEC, Killarney next month. Scor
Cappoquin hosted the Munster Scór Sinsear Finals and Millstreet made the trip to the Waterford venue to regain their provincial question time title with a team of Liam Flynn, Pat Sheehan and John Tarrant. Victory gained Millstreet their fifth Munster title in eleven years and the team goes forward to represent Cork in the All Ireland Finals in the INEC, Killarney next month. (John Tarrant)

U14 Camogie Final ’08


by Geraldine Dennehy

Millstreet captured the County u14C Camoige championship final played in Coachford against Enniskeane recently.

Millstreet lined out as Eimear Twomey, Ellemarie Cronin, Laura Dennehy, Sophie O’Leary, Jessica Dunne, Kelly Murphy, Orla Kiely, Kayleigh Sheahan, Alanna Barry, Leanne Murphy, Muireann Murphy, Kate O’Keeffe, Shauna O’Sullivan, Aideen Buckley, Lydia O’Reilly. Subs. Maura Buckley, Mary Ellen O’Connor, Siobhain Sheehan, Ellie Dunne, Niamh Sheahan, Leanne Smyth, Chelsey Byrne, Edel Breen, Nadine Scott.

Tsar of Russia

An article from August 2008 headed, “OVER HALF OF ALL IRISH CREDIT UNIONS UNABLE TO PAY INTEREST ON SAVERS FUNDS” there is a letter from Millstreet Credit Union on the voluntary Consumer Protection Code for Credit Unions defending themselves from over regulation:

Sir,

As regards the above proposed code, we think it is unnecessary
and unwarranted. There are, already, more than enough rules and regulations
governing credit unions. We are aware that this new code is being pushed by the
EU.

EU thinking is driven by the Liberal-Left, who want to control everything. These people are the heirs to the so-called “Enlightenment” of the 18th Century.

[read more …] “Tsar of Russia”

Church Panorama – Part Two

On 1st August 2008 I again joined Foreman, Kieran O’Riordan to obtain even more extensive views from the very top of St. Patrick’s Church having climbed the nine levels of excellently constructed scaffolding. Also we had Pat O’Sullivan on video camera and Denis O’Shea on digital still camera recording the historic occasion from the first floor of Carnegie Hall …… really proving that we did reach the impressive heights including getting to ring the Bell of our Parish Church. The complete event was also recorded for LTV2. Our thanks to All who made this special occasion possible. (Seán Radley reporting for www.millstreet.ie from on high over St. Patrick’s Church, Millstreet)

Millstreet Panorama from Church…Part One

We bring you on a visit to view the excellent ongoing work presently being carried out at St. Patrick’s Church, Millstreet. Thanks to the very kind co-operation of Buckley Brothers of Ballydesmond …especially Tadhg Buckley… we join the ever obliging Foreman, Kieran O’Riordan (a native of Killowen, Millstreet) having donned my hard hat and hi-viz jacket to comply with health and safety rules. On this first visit on 9th July 2008 Kieran takes us to the top of the Church where some wonderful parnoramic views are experienced. We also note the splendid new developement next to the Church…the new Respond! Housing Association building programme at St. Joseph’s Gardens ( formerly Presentation Convent). On the various scaffolding levels of the Church we get a close-up of the highly skillful
work being undertaken especially on the roof of this hugely important building. The original Church was built in 1840 and reconstructed in the early 1930s. Our second trip on high took place on 1st August 2008 when some nine levels of scaffolding brought up to the very top of the cross and allowed us to ring the bell! The images of that trip will follow in Part
Two in a few days time. (Seán Radley reporting from the roof of St. Patrick’s Church)

Train Station Award

The Twelve Counties Railtour MkII at Millstreet Train Station. Picture: (c) Finbarr O'Neill

At the 16th annual Waterford Crystal-sponsored Iarnród Éireann Best Station Awards (2008)  [1], held in Croke Park recently, Millstreet Train Station has been awarded second place in the Intercity Halts Category.

It is a credit to those that work there that it is so well kept.

Mallow won the Best Major Station, Kent Station (Cork) received a conservation award, and Fota won the most improved unmanned station, while the best overall station went to Greystones (Wicklow). [read more …] “Train Station Award”