Annual Divine Mercy Novena Begins on Good Friday

We thank Gobnait for reminding us that the annual Divine Mercy Novena begins after the Good Friday ceremony on 30th March 2018 and continues to be recited daily at 3pm in St. Patrick’s Church, Millstreet until Divine Mercy Sunday.  (S.R.)

Daffodil Day 2018 – Friday 23rd March

Reminding us that the Annual Daffodil Day takes place this Friday, 23rd March 2018.   Organisers look forward to generous support which promotes research into discovering future cures for various cancers. Millstreet GAA Community Hall was the very welcoming venue for the Annual Coffee Morning in aid of the Irish Cancer Society this Thursday.   This wonderfully praiseworthy event is coordinated by Mary Fitzgerald and her superbly dedicated Team.   Here we share some nine images from this morning’s event.   Click on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.) [read more …] “Daffodil Day 2018 – Friday 23rd March”

Millstreet Vintage Club Spring Car Run on next Sunday March 25th

Millstreet Vintage Club Spring Car Run will be held on next Sunday March 25th,All Vintage and Classic Cars very Welcome on the day,nice Route laid on,Sign on at the Wallis Arms Hotel from 10.30am with Take Off at 12 Noon,for Enquiries contact Denis on 087-2033350 or Bernard on 087-7924406.

Success for Local Rally Crews at the West Cork Rally

Last weekends West Cork Rally produced some great results for some of our local crews that made the trip to Clonakilty to compete in what was a very tough and challenging Event,there was Success for Mike P Kelleher/Eoghan McCarthy who emerged victorious in Class 10 in there Mark2 Escort,there were also some great performances from other local Crews including Darren Cremin/Liam Dennehy who finished 2nd in Class 11F, Denis O`Brien/Ryan O`Brien Opel Corsa who finished 4th in Class 10 who in turn were followed home by Kevin Hickey/Derry Healy in there Ford Escort with 5th in Class 10, and Denis Buckley/Jason Buckley who finished 7th in Class 10,unfortunately there was no luck for Don Moynihan/Kevin Murphy Ford Escort who were back after a long lay off from the Sport but retired with Mechanical Woes on Sunday while luck also deserted Derry Collins/Stephen Collins in there Class 9 Vauxhall Nova,and Derry Long/John Joe Williams in the Junior Section who both failed to make the finish,also local Co-Driver Declan Casey was calling the notes for Cavan Man Kevin Cole in a Ford Escort but luck also deserted them when they retired on Sunday with Mechanical Problems.The Event was won by Donagh Kelly/Conor Foley in there Ford Focus WRC who took a record breaking fifth consecutive victory, Josh Moffett/Andy Hayes Ford Fiesta were second overall and won the hotly contested R5 catagory,Gary Kiernan/Ryan Moore in there Proton won the National Section,Owen Murphy won the Historic section in his Talbot Sunbeam and Gary McNamee in his Honda Civic was the top Junior Competitor.Frequent changeable weather during the Event made for very challenging driving conditions with very Cold Conditions and even some Snow making the going quite interesting but as always Cork Motor Club led by Greg McCarthy and his hard working Team which included Danny Creedon/Michael O`Riordan Subaru and Conor Falvey Porsche performing 00 Sweeper Duties along the Route Ran a Top Class Rally which was enjoyed by both Competitors and Spectators alike.

We thank Matthew Twomey for the use of his Photos and you can check out more of his photos at

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Today: Clara Mountain Run, and Techworks Festival

After all the excitement in Millstreet yesterday, today we welcome the Annual Clara Mountain Run which kicks off at the earlier time of 1:30pm from the West End (not to be confused with yesterday’s Ultra Marathon), and also the Techworks Dance Music Festival in the Green Glens where a sold out crowd of over 4,000 revellers will take in some of the best DJ’s from around Europe.

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Preparing for St. Patrick’s Day Parade 2018 in Millstreet

We discover at Murphy’s Furniture Store in West End, Millstreet “St. Patrick” taking a selfie with his “Friends”(creatively designed by Petra)!  And we also continue to share some of the beautifully decorated windows in honour of our National St. Patrick’s Day.  Click on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.) [read more …] “Preparing for St. Patrick’s Day Parade 2018 in Millstreet”

Preparing for Millstreet’s St. Patrick’s Day 2018

With lots of wonderfully adorned windows for our National St. Patrick’s Day celebrations on 17th March 2018 we meet with the dedicated members of Millstreet Community Council who on Thursday evening were superbly decorating Millstreet Town.  Here we share some 33 images of the enthusiastic preparations.   A very Happy St. Patrick’s Day to All.  Click on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.)And we continue to share some 28 more pictures of the splendid preparations…. [read more …] “Preparing for Millstreet’s St. Patrick’s Day 2018”

Wonderful St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Carriganima on Sunday

What is always a most enjoyable and colourful  annual Parade in Carriganima this year takes place on Sunday, 18th March at 3pm.  Weather permitting there will be the usual Bouncy Castle, Ice-cream Van, Media etc..  The Grand Marshal will be Fr. Anthony Wickham, P.P..   Following the St. Patrick’s Parade there will be music in The Pub with Tommy G..   We thank Seán Murphy for this advance information.  All are very welcome to this exciting annual event.  (S.R.)

Millstreet Museum Visit Recalled in Prestigious “Síocháin”

In the Autumn of 2017 retired Garda Tom Fox superbly coordinated a special visit to Millstreet Museum and a trip on Clara Mountain and beyond.  A wonderful feature has appeared in the Winter 2017 edition of “Síocháin” (the official regular journal of the Retired Gardaí Association) recalling the splendid visit.  We thank Tom and Peg (née Reen) for having presented a much appreciated copy of the Journal for our Museum Archives.   Here we share three images from the impressive publication.  Click on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.)  [read more …] “Millstreet Museum Visit Recalled in Prestigious “Síocháin””

Magnificent St. Patrick’s Parade 2018 in Rathmore Today

Blessed with glorious sunny weather the annual very colourful St. Patrick’s Parade took place in Rathmore at 2pm today.  The excellent MC was Brian Kelly and the overall parade had been superbly organized by Michael O’Mahony assisted by a dedicated Committee.  Margaret Bourke and Noel Buckley were the Judges of the wonderfully high standard entries.   The main Cup went to Hollymount N.S. while many others received very well deserved prizes.  Here we share some 22 images from the exciting annual occasion.  More to follow later.  Click on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.)

And there’s more! [read more …] “Magnificent St. Patrick’s Parade 2018 in Rathmore Today”

Millstreet St.Patrick’s Day Parade 2018

The Millstreet St. Patrick’s Day Parade will commence at 5pm sharp from the Green Glens Arena on Station Road, proceeding through The Square and finish at Minor Row. There will be prizes for the following categories: Best Cultural Presentation, Best Vintage Display, Best Window Display, Best Celebrity Look-A-Like, Best Fleet, Best Float, Best Group or Club. For further information please message the page. All Welcome
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Millstreet Vintage Club St Patricks Day Activities

With St Patricks Day almost here Millstreet Vintage Club is encouraging all Members and Non Members alike to bring there Vehicles out for to participate in the many Parades that will be happening around the place,in particular the Club would like to have a big Representation at the Millstreet Parade which will be taking place at 5pm on Sat March 17th,people wishing to take part are asked to assemble at the Green Glens Yard next to the Recycling Center at 4.30pm, for more details you can contact Dan O`Riordan on 087 2452569 or Donie Lucey on 086 8545873,other St Patricks Day Parades that have invited Club Members to attend are Rathmore on Sunday March 11th at 2pm, Knocknagree on St Patricks Day at 10.30pm,Ballinagree on St Patricks Day Parade at 12 Noon and finally Carriganima St Patricks Day Parade which takes Place on Sunday March 18th at 3 pm,Please support as many of these as possible.

Vintage cars during the St Patrick’s Day parade in Ennis. Photograph by John Kelly.


‘Women hold up half the sky’ coffee morning – thank you

The Millstreet Community School TY Development Education group would like to thank everyone who came along to the coffee morning on 9th March to mark International Women’s Day.  It proved to be a great opportunity to chat over a cup of tea/coffee and buns baked by the students about what life was like for women in Ireland over the years up to the present day.  All agreed that it would be great if this type of gathering happened more often. (photo – Helen Moore)

Presentation from CMS to ROCS Today

This morning (Thurs. 8th March 2018) at Millstreet Parish Centre three members of Cork Music Station presented a financial gesture (the result of a Draw during the recent CMS Awards Event at The Pub in Carriganima) to members of ROCS (Reach Out Cancer Support) to aid the praiseworthy work being carried out.   We also arranged to interview Michelle O’Keeffe who is present Chairperson of ROCS.  It was Michelle and Mairéad Daly (standing on extreme right) who originally established ROCS. Click on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.)  We thank Michael and Breeda Piggott for taking the two images.

William Fitzgerald of CMS make the presentation to Michelle O’Keeffe of ROCS in the company of the other dedicated members.

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Magical Snow Event 2018 at Mount Leader, Millstreet

While many of us are still snowbound (and trying to overcome a cold) thankfully a thaw is near.   Here with some 36 images we hope to share the magic of the past few days although undoubtedly days which created challenges for many.   Our base is Mount Leader where the kindness of neighbours delivering provisions and delicious soup is so hugely impressive.  Thankfully also electrical power has been maintained and the water supply continues to flow.  While my cat liked to roll in the snow she was delighted to be indoors in the warmth of my home.   And she has been great company during this amazing time.  Transmission of Church TV (although somewhat affected by weather conditions) is brilliant and a great advantage to the parish.  So let’s begin our “magical tour”.   Click on the images to enlarge especially the later selection in “read more”.   Enjoy!  (S.R.)

Trinity of snow-laden trees.

Footprints of very kind neighbours.

Porridge flakes and water for the birds.

Signs of much anticipated thaw.

And we continue to share 24 more images of our “magical tour”.  To access these just click on “read more” and also click on the pictures to enlarge.  (S.R.)

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“Music from The Manuscripts” in Bruach Na Carraige Rockchapel

The Rockchapel based group Ceoltóirí Sliabh Luachra will present their new show “Music from The Manuscripts” in Bruach Na Carraige Rockchapel on Friday the 16th of March at 8.30pm.
This show is a celebration of the music of local musicians Dave Dan Curtin of Stagmount Rockchapel, and his father Dan Curtin, and their neighbour Dave Leahy Secondgloss Mountcollins who died in 1907
The manuscripts from all three were recently discovered, Dan Curtin’s from the National Traditional Music Archive in Dublin. They date back to before 1850. They give us an important glimpse of an older layer of Sliabh Luachra Music that predates that what prevails today, with many tunes that have not been heard or heard of for over one hundred years. Dave Dan`s and Dave Leahy`s manuscripts were donated to the Bruach Na Carraige Archive, by the late Margaret O’Brien a daughter of Dave Dans of Elsberry Missouri in the US. They also contain tunes not heard anymore. These manuscripts illustrate the high quality of our traditional musicians around Rockchapel over one hundred and fifty years ago and their ability to produce such quality manuscripts at that time is amazing.

We thank Jack Roche for this Notice of the Upcoming Musical Event.  (S.R.)

Superb Lackabane Snow Images by Fr. James McSweeney

We thank Fr. James McSweeney for a splendid selection of wonderful Snow pictures at Deer Park in Lackabane – oftentimes known as “Cashman’s Park” where many young people had mighty fun today.   Click on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.) And we continue to share the remaining 18 splendid pictures by Fr. James ….. [read more …] “Superb Lackabane Snow Images by Fr. James McSweeney”

Danielle and Frank Through to National Finals in Shot Putt

Danielle O’Riordan of Dromsicane, Millstreet  came 3rd in Munster competing the U13 Shot Putt in Nenagh, Co. Tipperary today (Sunday, 25th Feb. 2018). She qualified for the Nationals in Athlone on the 18th March which happens to be Danielle’s birthday!

And her brother Frank will be competing in the U12 Shot Putt Nationals on 25th March in Athlone also.

Sincere congratulations to both Danielle and Frank on such prestigious success and we wish them both every good luck in the National Competitions.  (S.R.)

Lourdes MCS Quiz Winners at Wallis Arms Hotel on Friday

A wonderfully successful fundraising Quiz in aid of the four Students from Millstreet Community School who will be travelling to Lourdes on a volunteering mission at Easter 2018 – was held on Friday, 23rd Feb. at the Wallis Arms Hotel.  Here we share images of the winning Teams and the Coordinators.  Special mention was given to the very generous Sponsors including Patrick W. O’Leary of Louisville, Kentucky, USA.  Pictures of those Winners with their prizes will feature later.  Click on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.) [read more …] “Lourdes MCS Quiz Winners at Wallis Arms Hotel on Friday”