Sports People Supreme Participating in III ITFU Taekwondo Open World Championships in Sardinia

Over 30 Irish competitors will strike out from Ireland to Sardinia this week to complete in the III ITFU Taekwondo Open World Championships. Millstreet will be well represented with Connie Vaughan and Shannon Murphy;  Joshua O’Sullivan, Ballydaly;  Rachel Gaffney, Dooneen;  Michael Thornton, Drishanebeg;  Brother and Sister duo, Sadhb O’Connor & Emmet O’Connor, Millstreet;  Mother & Daughter duo Aoife & Carsíosa Foley, Rathcoole. It has been a tough training regime under Grand Master Don Dalton and fantastic Achievement for all of them to get this far. Go n-éirí an bóthar libh go léir. We thank Mary O’Sullivan for the picture and caption. Tap on the image to enlarge.  (S.R.)

Playground Funding: Please Donate & Thank You

At a recent meeting Millstreet Town Park Committee formally resolved to express their sincere gratitude and thank the following for their donations towards the proposed new Playground

  • Mr Patrick W O’Leary of Louisville, Kentucky, USA for  a personal donation of €500. Patrick’s great grandfather hailed from Millstreet. Patrick is very proud of his Irish heritage and is a huge supporter of all things Millstreet since he first visited our Town in 2013 and returning 5 times, most recently in September. Patrick has kindly opted to have his donation published in the hope that it will encourage other “Sráiders” at home and abroad to make a donation to the Playground project.
  • Millstreet Pitch n Putt Club  for a contribution of €500  in addition to their annual club subscription.
  • Irina Popova and Justyna Marynowska of Infinite Arts Centre  who have already raised €240 from their Saturday morning  Yoga workshops.  The final fundraising workshop takes place  Saturday 19th October 9-11am in the Parish Centre.   Places are still available so don’t be shy to be a Yogi!
  • Millstreet Community Council, Millstreet GAA Club, Millstreet Juvenile GAA Club and Millstreet Camogie Club who have rallied together and kindly forfeited the most recent instalment due from the Local Lotto  sales in support of the Playground Project resulting in an additional €12,000 being donated.

We are still a long way short from the money needed so we are again calling on all Sráiders to dig deep and make whatever contribution you can … every little helps.

We will continue to keep you posted on upcoming fundraising initiatives and progress on grant applications.

TO DONATE:   If you wish to make a financial contribution towards the funding for a new playground for our Town Park you may

(1) lodge online to Millstreet Town Park bank account at IBAN: IE61 BOFI 9058 0332 1050 69, BIC:BOFIIE2

(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  FÁS Offices, Millstreet Community Gym,  Millstreet.

If you wish to confirm your contribution  or hold your own fundraiser we would be delighted to hear from you at <millstreettownpark@gmail.com>

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“Radio Treasures” on Cork Music Station 9:30 to 11pm this Tuesday Featuring Interviews with Three Wonderful 2019 American Visitors

Tonight on “Radio Treasures” our 10pm Interview is with Patrick W. O’Leary who shares his wonderfully positive feelings at the end of his recent visit to Millstreet and beyond.   And together we meet with Patrick’s sister, Eileen Murphy (née O’Leary) of Louisville, Kentucky and James Wickham formerly of New York now residing in Minnesota, USA – all having a great chat at Cinnamon Restaurant.  All this and much more tonight on Cork Music Station .   Also in tonight’s “Radio Treasures” we include musings, music and songs galore.  We remember our Faithful Departed.   And we chat about such a variety of topics as illustrated below – Tap on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.)

From left: Patrick W. O’Leary (USA), Bishop William Crean, Fr. Winters and I at Rededication of Kilcorney Church. Patrick’s Interview will be broadcast at 10pm tonight.
American Visitors Eileen Murphy and James Wickham can be heard chatting following Patrick’s interview at 10pm tonight.
Twin brothers Paudie and John Healy celebrating their 60th Birthday in Killarney (full feature later).
Recent AGM of Drishane Region Project.
St. Patrick’s Day Parade of mid-1990s promoting local industry (from Millstreet Museum Pictorial Archive).
Angela Sheehan participating in the recent Rathmore Fashion Show in aid of the Friends of the Children of Chernobyl. (Full feature to follow later).

The O’Keeffe Family with Visitors at the hugely successful Model Toy Show held at the Family’s K&L Transport Centre venue.                                                                                                                                            Feel most welcome to make contact by logging into our “Seán Radley” Facebook chat page or by texting 086 825 0074 or use Whatsapp using mobile number.  One may also email us on millstreetmuseum @eircom.net – Happy Listening!  Click on the image to enlarge.  Click here to tune into tonight’s Show.  See lots more images below.  (S.R.) [read more …] ““Radio Treasures” on Cork Music Station 9:30 to 11pm this Tuesday Featuring Interviews with Three Wonderful 2019 American Visitors”

MCC Congratulates MTT on Recent Superb Success in TT National Awards

Millstreet Community Council congratulates Millstreet Tidy Towns Association on its truly superb success in the National Tidy Towns Competition 2019.  Joe Lawler on behalf of MCC extends very best wishes to all who have shown such inspiring dedication leading to increased marks and a further Bronze Medal (S.R.)

Members of Millstreet Tidy Towns Association attending the recent Award Event at the “Clara Inn”. Tap on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)
Prizewinners and MTT Committee Members at the recent TT Award Event in the “Clara Inn”.

Biggest Model/Toy Show ever held in K and L last Sunday

In what was a Record Breaking attendance on Sunday last at the Millstreet Vintage Club Model and Toy Show,the Club wishes to thank Everybody who both attended,took part and helped in any way with what was the Vintage Clubs fifth and most successful Model Toy Show to date held this year for the first time at a new venue up in the K and L facility in Millstreet.

The new  venue at K and L brought with it more space as the Show has grown and grown year by year which meant the Vintage Club had to make the move to K and L this year from the previously used venue at Dromtariffe Hall which had served the Club so well over the past 4 years,the Club wish to thank Gordon and Breeda O’Keeffe and all of the Staff at K and L for the use of such a fantastic facility and for all there help and also want to thank Cloverhill Foods for the use of there parking facilities.


We also wish to thank Dromtarriffe Hall for the use of some of there Equipment on the day,and many thanks also to Burton Homevalue Hardware Kanturk, Greenvalley Transport & Plant Hire,Seanie Walsh Traffic Management,Buckley Electrical & Appliances,for all there help.

To the Photographers and Media who helped us promote the Event on both the lead up and on the day itself we thank you for your help and to the Hardworking Team who were involved all weekend to help Set-up Run and Tidy up after the Event,without the help of each and everyone of you the Event would not be able to function,there were fantastic Displays on Show from Exhibitors who came from both near and far and once again Event Organiser Donie Lucey and all at Millstreet Vintage Club would like to thank Everybody for there support and look forward to seeing ye all again Next Year. (Group Photo Sean Radley)

There are loads of Photos to be found at the following Sites
https://www.facebook.com/TMC-Photography-Cork-521710134…/…/…

Photographer Tom Corbett

https://www.facebook.com/media/set/…

Photographer Matthew Twomey

https://www.facebook.com/media/set/…

Photographer Daniel Lane
https://www.facebook.com/media/set/…

Photographer Ray Corkery

 

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R.I.C. Nominal Returns for Millstreet

At the start of each year, the Royal Irish Constabulary (R.I.C.) gave a nominal return (listing) of all personnel in each county with details of their service number, rank, name, barrack, religion, appointment date, marriage status, and sometimes other information. The R.I.C. remained in Millstreet until January/February 1922 when the Barrack in the Square was taken over. Below are the details of the personnel listed in those nominal returns for the Millstreet Barrack:

8th Jan 1910

Service # Rank Name Religion Appointment Date  
52443 Sgt Mulcahy Patrick RC 25-4-87 /
1-11-04
56316 Bransfield John RC 01/02/94 M
43535 Con Cahill Martin RC 08/02/78 M
56899 Flynn John RC 01/05/95 M
58402 Sullivan Thomas RC 15/08/98 M
56257 Patrick Sheehan RC 02/01/94 M

 

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Millstreet Vintage Club Model Toy Show this Sunday October 13th

We are almost there now with just Hours to go to the Annual Model Toy Show hosted by Millstreet Vintage Club which will take place on this coming Sunday Oct 13th.
This Year the Event is heading to a New Venue up at the K and L Transport Depot in Millstreet,the Show is always a great day out and has something for everyone both Young and Old,amongst some of the Attractions at the Event is an appearance by 3 Brothers namely Jerome,Conall,and Donagh from Glandore who starred on last years Late Late Toy Show where they made a big impression showcasing there Skills,also there will be a Fabulous display of Irish Dolls Houses
plus a display of Miniture House Furnishings,Curtains and Kitchen ware.
The Lego Display and Play Area which will be in attendance will be an experience not to be missed for all Lego Fans,plus the Biggest Remote Control Display of the Year will be on display at the Show as well and both Kids and Adults alike will be able to show off there Remote Control Driving Skills by taking part in a Remote Control Tractor Driving Challenge over a specially Layed out Course,if you are a Fan of Remote Control Models and in particular Tractors you cannot miss this and as usual there will be plenty more to see and do on the day and the Event has the makings of a great day out.

Doors Open at 10.30am
Admission is €5 and Children are Free.

For more information, contact Donie Lucey on 086-8545873, or Daniel Lucey on 086-8680807.

Fabulous display of Irish Dolls Houses and Miniature House Furnishings,Curtains,Kitchen Ware etc at the MVC Model Show on next Sunday Oct 13

Come see the Fabulous display by Irish Dolls Houses on Sunday October 13 @ K&L
Fabulous display of Miniature House furnishings, Curtains Kitchen Ware and much much more.
 
The Time is getting ever closer now to the Annual Model Toy Show hosted by Millstreet Vintage Club which will take place on next Sunday Oct 13th.
This Year the Event is heading to a New Venue up at the K and L Transport Depot in Millstreet,the Show is always a great day out and has something for everyone both young and old, amongst some of the attractions this year is an appearance by the three brothers namely Jerome, Conall, and Donagh, from Glandore who made a big impression on last years Late Late Toy Show when they made an appearance showcasing their skills. Also there is a Big Lego Display and Play Area. This will be an experience not to be missed for all Lego Fans, plus the Biggest Remote Control Display of the Year will be on display at the Show and both Kids and Adults alike will be able to show off there Remote Control Driving Skills by taking part in a Remote Control Tractor Driving Challenge over a specially laid out course. If you are a Fan of Remote Control Models and in particular Tractors you cannot miss this and as usual there will be plenty more to see and do on the day.
 
Doors Open at 10.30am
Admission is €5 and Children are Free.
 
For more information, contact Donie Lucey on 086-8545873, or Daniel Lucey on 086-8680807.

“Radio Treasures” on Cork Music Station 9:30 to 11pm this Tuesday

Tonight on “Radio Treasures” our 10pm Interview is with Patrick W., Valerie and Bobby fromn USA.  All this and much more tonight on Cork Music Station .   Also in tonight’s “Radio Treasures” we include musings, music and songs galore.  We remember our Faithful Departed.   And we chat about such a variety of topics as illustrated below – Tap on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.)

Winners all at the Donal Guiney Memorial Annual Quiz at McCarthy’s Bar.
James Wickham and Eileen Murphy both bidding farewell to Millstreet as they set off for different parts of the USA.

Norma Buckley’s 3rd and 4th Class attending a superb session in Millstreet Library as part of Children’s Books Festival by Cork Co. Council Library Arts Service. The Workshop was conducted by by Writer, Graham Tugwell. We thank Librarian Grace for the information. (S.R.)
We thank Christy Lehane, Chairman, Kerry Friends of Motor Neuron for the poster.

[read more …] ““Radio Treasures” on Cork Music Station 9:30 to 11pm this Tuesday”

37th National Dairy Show

37th National Dairy Show
Saturday 19th October 2019
Green Glens Arena – Millstreet – Co. Cork

The 37th National Dairy Show to take place in Green Glens Arena, Millstreet on Saturday 19th October

As autumn beckons thoughts turn to the last agricultural show of the year, the National Dairy Show, which takes place on Saturday 19th October in the Green Glens Arena, Millstreet.

The fun, family, farming day out offers something for everyone and has steadily grown into Ireland’s premier indoor agricultural event. The Show always offers a wide range of attractions and this year is no different with an extended Trade Stand area with over 150 trade exhibits, marketing agricultural based products and equipment.

A new addition to the Show this year are the informative, bite-size seminars from leading companies in the agricultural industry offering further advice and insight to help farmers in their day to day business, so make sure you don’t miss the opportunity to meet and discuss with suppliers of a wide range of products from the latest in milking technology to animal nutrition, veterinary products, detergents, animal dosing, AI companies and leading financial institutions to name but a few.

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West Cork based Late Late Toy Show Stars to Appear at Millstreet Vintage Club Model and Toy Show on next Sunday

JEROME,CONALL, AND DONAGH WHO STARRED IN THE LATE LATE TOY SHOW LAST YEAR ARE SET TO APPEAR AT THE MODEL SHOW THIS YEAR,THE WEST CORK LADS WHO HAIL FROM GLANDORE WILL BE SHOWCASING THERE WORK AT THE SHOW AND ARE JUST ONE OF THE MANY ATTRACTIONS IN WHAT IS SHAPING UP TO BE A GREAT DAY OUT.

With just days left now the countdown is now on in a big way for the Annual Model Toy Show hosted by Millstreet Vintage Club which will take place on next Sunday Oct 13th.
This Year the Event is heading to a New Venue up at the K and L Transport Depot in Millstreet,the Show is always a great day out and has something for everyone both Young and Old, amongst some of the Attractions this Year is a Big Lego Display and Play Area,this will be an experience not to be missed for all Lego Fans,also the Biggest Remote Control Display of the Year will be on display at the Show and both Kids and Adults alike will be able to show off there Remote Control Driving Skills by taking part in a Remote Control Tractor Driving Challenge over a specially Layed out Course,if you are a Fan of Remote Control Models and in particular Tractors you cannot miss this and as usual there will be plenty more to see and do on the day.

Doors Open at 10.30am. Admission is €5 and Children are Free.

For more information, contact Donie Lucey on 086-8545873, or Daniel Lucey on 086-8680807.

Boherbue’s Music Room Presentation This Thursday at 8pm

Maurice Linehan (holding CD) presented a splendid programme at Millstreet Gramophone Circle last Friday night – pictured here with just some of the capacity audience. Con Kelleher  (on extreme left) accorded the official thanks to Maurice.  Tap on the image to enlarge. (S.R.)
The Presentation at Boherbue’s Music Room this Thursday (3rd Oct. 2019) will be given by Eithne O’Keeffe of Boherbue (pictured 4th from left) while Joe Kennelly of Inniscarra and Millstreet (7th from left in centre) will present in Millstreet on Fri. 18th Oct., 2019.

Tidy Towns Results 2019

Many congratulations to Millstreet Tidy Towns Association who achieved a Bronze Medal and jumped up another six points in this year’s Tidy Town Competition, which was announced today. It’s the result of lots of planning and hard work by out dedicated Tidy Towns Association. Thank you for making Millstreet a better place to live. Below is the Millstreet Adjudication Report for 2019:

Tidy Towns Competition 2019
Adjudication Report
Centre: Millstreet – Sráid an Mhuilleann Ref: 480
County: Cork(North) Category: C
Date(s): 03/07/2019
Mark: 327

Max 2018 2019
Community – Your Planning and Involvement 60 46 46
Streetscape & Public Places 60 43 44
Green Spaces and Landscaping 60 45 46
Nature and Biodiversity in your Locality 50 34 35
Sustainability – Doing more with less 50 17 18
Tidiness and Litter Control 90 67 68
Residential Streets & Housing Areas 50 34 35
Approach Roads, Streets & Lanes 50 35 35
TOTAL MARK 470 321 327

Community – Your Planning and Involvement / An Pobal – Pleanáil agus Rannpháirtíocht:
“Cuireann an moltóir seo fáilte roimh Millstreet – Sráid an Mhuilinn páirt a ghlacadh i gComórtas Náisiúnta SuperValu na mBailte Slachtmhara 2019. Many thanks for your application form, map, Tidy Town plan, biodiversity action plan and additional material… [read more …] “Tidy Towns Results 2019”

Yoga Fundraiser New Town Park Playground

Millstreet  Town Park Committee would like to sincerely thank Irina Popova of Infinite  Arts who is generously giving her time with this initiative contributing to the funding of the proposed new  Playground – see  Irina’s post below for details.   Please support this great community spirit.

If you’re not of the Yoga persuasion and  wish to make a financial contribution for  a new playground in our Town Park you may:

  1. lodge online to Millstreet Town Park bank account at IBAN: IE61 BOFI 9058 0332 1050 69, BIC:BOFIIE2D
  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  FÁS Offices, Millstreet Community Gym,  Millstreet.

If you wish to confirm your contribution  or hold your own fundraiser we would be delighted to hear from you at  <millstreettownpark@gmail.com>

Plans for the new Children’s Playground:  millstreet.ie/blog/2019/07/10/plans-for-the-new-childrens-playground
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Table Quiz in McCarthys Bar Millstreet on Tonight Friday Sept 27th

Table Quiz in McCarthys Bar Millstreet on Tonight Friday Night Sept 27th in Aid of the ICRR Air Ambulance Service starting at 8.30pm Sharp.

Table of Four – 40 Euro

Plenty Room for Teams of 4 and for a Great Cause,always a great Night Out.

Following the Quiz Music by Joe Guerin.

Everybody Welcome.

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Death Notice: Sheila O’Keeffe (née O’Leary, Adrivale, Millstreet) Waterford

The death has occurred of Sheila O’Keeffe (née O’Leary), 52 Larchville, Lisduggan, Waterford (formerly of Adrivale, Millstreet).

Deeply regretted by her loving husband John, sons Eamonn, John and Derek, sisters Catherine, Christine and Mary, daughters-in-law Lisa and Nicola, grandchildren Jack, Ella, James, Mia, April and Louis, nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.  Rest In Peace.

Reposing on Saturday at Donnacha Doyle & Sons Funeral Home, Grannagh, Kilmacow from 4.00pm until 7.00pm. Arriving on Sunday at St. Paul’s Church, Lisduggan for Requiem Mass at 10.00am. Burial after in Mooncoin Cemetery, County Kilkenny. No flowers please. Donations, if desired, to Waterford Hospice. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a hanam dílis. [rip]

Millstreet Vintage Club Presentation to Millstreet Pipe Band

Millstreet Vintage Club made a Presentation to Millstreet Pipe Band of €500 which was the Proceeds of the recent Tractor Run the Club ran out of Aubane. The Presentation took place last Friday night following the Pipe Band’s performance at the Millstreet Culture Night Event. Pipe Major Brendan O’Sullivan and Band Member Marie Twomey accepted the Cheque from Club PRO Bernard Crowley and Club Treasurer Myra Sheehan.
Thanks to Tom Corbett and Danny Lane for the photos.

Celebration of Mass in Memory of O’Sullivan Family formerly of The Square Millstreet

Mass will be celebrated by Fr. Dan O’Riordan in St. Patrick’s Church, Millstreet this Wednesday at 7pm (today) in memory of the O’Sullivan Family formerly of The Square, Millstreet.  All are of course very welcome to attend.  We especially extend a heartfelt welcome to American Visitors who will be present for the celebration of Mass.

Thank you to all for Culture Night

Millstreet Community Council would like to thank everyone who participated & helped to make Culture Night such a success. A special word of thanks to Billy & Staff of the Wallis Arms Hotel & to Fidelis & Bernie Duggan for welcoming us into their premises. Finally, a word of thanks to the public for their overwhelming support & enthusiasm, it was greatly appreciated.

“Radio Treasures” on Cork Music Station 9:30 to 11pm this Tuesday

“Radio Treasures” tonight (Tuesday, 24th Sept. 2019) places focus on a broad selection of excellent songs and music from Irish Traditional to Classical to Country & Western.   We hear about the truly amazing story of the Cross in Knock at the start of July 2019 – a story which today appears in a feature by Journalist Michael Commins in the “Mayo News”.   We also relate about a somewhat inflexible door at UCC and how it was solved!

And we visit our audio archives for some very special gems also.   All this and much more tonight on Cork Music Station .   Also in tonight’s “Radio Treasures” we include musings, music and songs galore.  We remember our Faithful Departed.   And we chat about such a variety of topics as illustrated below:

Discover Duhallow Sept 2019 – Issue 2
Derry, Mary, Marian and Rosie – Australia in Millstreet.
Carriganima Tractor Run Sept. 2019

Staff & Cutomers congratulating Eileen Bradley on retirement from Brendan O’Keeffe’s Supervalu circa 1998….From the Pictorial Archives of Millstreet Museum

The very large attendance at the two matches in Millstreet Town Park last Sunday as pictured by Patrick W. O’Leary, Louisville, Kentucky, USA.

Click on the images to enlarge.  Feel most welcome to make contact by logging into our “Seán Radley” Facebook chat page or by texting.  One may also email us on millstreetmuseum @eircom.net – Happy Listening!  Click on the image to enlarge.  Click here to tune into tonight’s Show.  See lots more images below.  (S.R.) [read more …] ““Radio Treasures” on Cork Music Station 9:30 to 11pm this Tuesday”

“Radio Treasures” on Cork Music Station 9:30 to 11pm this Tuesday

“Radio Treasures” tonight (Tuesday, 17th Sept. 2019) places focus on a broad selection of excellent songs and music from Irish Traditional to Classical to Country & Western.   We hear about the truly amazing story of the Cross in Knock at the start of July 2019 – a story which today appears in a feature by Journalist Michael Commins in the “Mayo News”.   We also relate about a somewhat inflexible door at UCC and how it was solved!

And we visit our audio archives for some very special gems also.   All this and much more tonight on Cork Music Station .   Also in tonight’s “Radio Treasures” we include musings, music and songs galore.  We remember our Faithful Departed.   And we chat about such a variety of topics as illustrated below:

Carriganima Tractor Run Sept. 2019

Staff & Cutomers congratulating Eileen Bradley on retirement from Brendan O’Keeffe’s Supervalu circa 1998….From the Pictorial Archives of Millstreet Museum

The very large attendance at the two matches in Millstreet Town Park last Sunday as pictured by Patrick W. O’Leary, Louisville, Kentucky, USA.

Click on the images to enlarge.  Feel most welcome to make contact by logging into our “Seán Radley” Facebook chat page or by texting 086 825 0074.  One may also email us on millstreetmuseum @eircom.net – Happy Listening!  Click on the image to enlarge.  Click here to tune into tonight’s Show.  See lots more images below.  (S.R.) [read more …] ““Radio Treasures” on Cork Music Station 9:30 to 11pm this Tuesday”

Vintage Display at Culture Night on next Friday Night Sept 20th

Millstreet Vintage Club are delighted to be associated with the Culture Night in Millstreet which will be held on this coming Friday Sept 20th,the Vintage Club will put on a Display of Vintage Equipment Cars Tractors etc for the Evening and there are plenty Exhibits and Activities planned around the Town as well for the Culture Night itself,do support this Event and its all for Free.

 

Entertainment from 9pm on Culture Night Sept 20th

Following the Exhibitions in the E Centre & the Entertainment in the Wallis Arms Hotel at 7pm, the ‘ceol agus craic’ will continue in Millstreet … From 9pm there will be a Trad session in McCarthy’s Bar, Board Games in The Clara Inn, Bingo in the Bush Bar, music by Timmy Connors at The Bridge Bar & the 1973 All Ireland Football Final will be shown in Corkery’s Bar at 9.30pm. There is something for everyone to enjoy on Friday night.