Exciting Soapbox Race Impresses Enthusiastic Spectators

Superbly organized by the dedicated members of Millstreet’s Men’s Shed the Annual Soapbox Race took place on Sunday, 22nd July 2018 starting at the K&L Complex and finishing on Clara Road.  Commentator supreme Richard O’Sullivan introduced some eight adult competitors plus (new this year) a host of young people with their own toy vehicles.   Here we share just the beginning of a much longer feature later – just to give an idea of the truly wonderful atmosphere (despite the very humid weather conditions).  We begin by meeting the 1st, 2nd and 3rd winners .  We also meet with representatives of the overall winners – Healy’s Bar, Kilcorney.  Click on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.)

Winners all!
Healy’s Bar, Kilcorney – overall Winners…with Friends and Organisers.
Solving a problem brilliantly!
One of the many brave competitors during the race.
A very large crowd follows the excitement of the Race.
The new Junior Participation proved very popular with each young person receiving a gold medal.

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Upcoming Features on our Website from 21st July 2018

The following images illustrate a variety of topics for which we’re presently preparing full features which will be uploaded later.  Click on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.)

Mícheál Martin, Leader Fianna Fáil, visits Millstreet’s Cúl Camp with Michael Moynihan, T.D..
Cúl Camp 2018 at Millstreet Town Park with special guest Darragh Fitzgibbon – renowned GAA Star from Charleville….pictured at back left with dark blue jacket.
Matron Margaret Collins welcomes “Peppa the Pig” – one of the real stars of the visiting Mobile Farm!
Gerard Cleary and son Colm from Hospital, Co. Limerick – Coordinators supreme of visiting Mobile Farm at Millstreet Community Hospital.
Mobile Farm at Millstreet Hospital….Funded by the Friends of Millstreet Community Hospital.

Millstreet Vintage Club Charity Truck Run in aid of Jacob on Sunday July 29th

Millstreet Vintage Club are hosting a Charity Truck Run in aid of Jacob who was Born without Eyes on Sunday July 29th,the Truck Run will depart from the K&L Yard in Millstreet at 12 Noon and will return back to the Yard again for the Finish which will be followed by a BBQ,all types of Trucks Vintage/Classic/Modern are very Welcome to take part,plenty Room available to Park Trailers etc,this Event is for a Good Cause and your Support would be most appreciated,the General Public are more than welcome to come along and view the Trucks either before the Start or Back at the finish at the K&L Yard or why not come out and support the Trucks as they pass along the Route on the day,for more details contact Mike P Kelleher on 087 2929430.

Great Success for Frank & Danielle at Tullamore Sports Event

Frank O’Riordan (U12 Shot Putt) claimed Gold for Gneeveguilla AC in Tullamore on July 7th 2018 at the Irish Life Health National B Track and Field championships also claiming a new Personal Best.  His sister Danielle (U13 Shot Putt) claimed a Bronze medal.   Well done to them both on such a wonderful achievement.

Frank O’Riordan at Tullamore.

Upcoming Features on Millstreet Website

While working on future features for our website the following 17 images will hopefully whet the appetite for the variety of subjects and events we shall be covering.  Click on the pictures to enlarge.  (S.R.)

Smart Store Cooking at Supervalu with Mary Louise and Eimear (in centre).
Exquisite Fairy Village Development at Millstreet Day Care Centre.
Jim O’Malley, Writer, Educationalist and Walker of Beaufort and Youghal revisits Millstreet (after 8 years) walking from Ballyvourney.
Magnificent Vintage Events in Millstreet.
Amazing transport sights pass through Millstreet.
Millstreet in Magical Bloom.
Denis Cronin in his wonderful 1932 vintage car at Cullen’s Vintage Day 2018.
High Nellie Bike Race at Coachford Festival 2018.
Munster Autotest Championship at K & L setting on Sunday, 15th July 2018.
Determining exact location of Coomlogane House at Green Glens with Brendan and Dan.

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Wonderfully Exciting Coachford Festival 2018 in July

With many very talented Athletes from the North Cork area scheduled to participate in the 5 mile road race there are many more wonderfully exciting events taking place at the annual Coachford Festival.  We thank Jerh O Sullivan Chairman of the Coachford Family Festival for the four posters and wish every success with the splendid event. Click on the Posters to enlarge.  (S.R.)

Millstreet Active Retirement Association Annual Outing 2018

The Millstreet  Active Retirement Association recently had its  Annual Outing 2018 to Kenmare, Kenmare Seafari followed by a wonderful evening meal at the Abbey Hotel, Ballyvourney …. and then reluctantly home!  We thank Mary O’Mahony for this splendid selection of images and also the captions.  Click on the pictures to enlarge.  (S.R.)

8 of the 9 Marys on tour with Millstreet ARA annual summer outing. Missing from picture is Mary McSweeney.

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Two Rare Sights at Millstreet Town Park!

Matthew Dennehy of Millstreet GAA displays the final score between Cork and Kerry at the Final of the Humphrey Kelleher Football Championship on Sat. 7th July 2018 in Millstreet Town Park. A rather rare scoreline! Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)
Our second very rare sight at Millstreet Town Park on Sat. 7th July 2018 is demonstrated here by Evan and Liam. Because of the extreme dry weather conditions the original driveway to the former Coomlogane House of the McCarthy-O’Leary Family is presently visible within the Pitch & Putt Course….near Green No. 2. The print of the driveway only becomes visible during very warm Summers.
May Kelleher, wife of the late Humphrey presents the Humphrey Kelleher Cup to Shane Kingston, Captain of the victorious Cork Team.
Cork – with team members from West and Mid Cork – The football final Winners of the Humphrey Kelleher Cup 2018.
Wonderfully loyal Cork Supporter, Margaret Healy of Minor Row, Millstreet shares the Cup with Cork Captain, Shane Kingston.

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Annual Vintage Afternoon in Cullen Sunday July 15th

 The Annual Vintage Afternoon is on in Cullen on Sunday July 15th at 1.30pm, always a great Family Day out and in aid of a Good Cause in the Cullen and District Special Needs Association.

… and there is also a butter making stand !!!!

Millstreet Vintage Club Charity Truck Run in aid of Jacob on Sunday July 29th

Millstreet Vintage Club are hosting a Charity Truck Run in aid of Jacob who was Born without Eyes,the Run is leaving the K&L Yard Millstreet on Sunday July 29th at 12 Noon and will return back to the Yard again for the Finish which will be followed by a BBQ, all types of Trucks Vintage/Classic/Modern are very Welcome to take part,plenty Room available to Park Trailers etc,this Event is for a Good Cause,Your Support Would Be Most Welcome,for more details contact Mike P Kelleher on 087 2929430.

Fr. Donal Lucey of Rathcoole Celebrates Golden Jubilee to the Priesthood

We extend sincere congratulations to Fr. Donal Lucey – a native of Rathcoole – on the recent celebration of his Golden Jubilee to the Priesthood.  All his Family and Friends had a truly wonderful celebratory occasion in Harrogate, Leeds, England last Sunday.  We thank his sister, Anne O’Flynn of Priest Cross for this uplifting news.  (S.R.)

Great Turnout for Millstreet Vintage Club Circuit of Ireland Stages Revisited Run

Millstreet Vintage Club and Event Organiser Donie Lucey would like to thank everyone that took part in the Circuit of Ireland Stages Revisited Run on Sunday last,the Event was an outstanding success with 80 Cars taking part,proceedings got underway from Millstreet just after 12 Noon from where the Cars made there way through some Classic Circuit of Ireland Stages like Gortnagane,Molls Gap, Ballaghbeama and Caragh Lake which were all used on the Circuit back in 1968,the Event was a Celebration of the Ford Escorts 50th Birthday and its first International Rally win over these actual stages 50 years ago,favorable Weather conditions made for a most beautiful drive through the Scenic Cork/Kerry Countryside,before the Event began Documentation and Event Sign On was completed at the Wallis Arms Hotel in Millstreet with the Event finishing back at the Torc Hotel in Killarney by 6pm where proceedings were concluded after a well earned Meal following a busy day of driving,big thanks must go out to the Marshals/Bike Marshals and An Garda Siochana who kept the Event flowing smoothly,also thanks to all the people helping out at Event Sign On,and to the Wallis Arms Hotel and Torc Hotel for the use of there facilities,Millstreet Vintage Club hope everybody enjoyed the Run and look forward to seeing ye all again very soon.

Pictures by Matthew Twomey of M2merallyphotos and you can see more of his Photos here at https://www.facebook.com/M2merallyphotos/ 

More Pictures were taken by Ray Corkery of RNC Rally Pics and you can see his Photos at https://www.facebook.com/Rnc-Rally-Pics-758072894309964/

 

 

 
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Millstreet Picture Parade No. 1

While we are working on more complete features we feel that one may wish to view some of the more recent local happenings choosing one image for each event.  Here we select four events.  Click on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.)

Katherine, Lal and Brendan enjoyed a picnic while watching the recent Willie Neenan 5 Mile Road Race passing Drishane Road. (We thank Áine Murphy for this wonderful picture.)
Katherine & Finbarr Hourihane of Skibbereen with the original “Trolly Chair” which featured on the “Late Late Show” in the 1980s. Eily Buckley and I travelled to West Cork to meet with Finbarr who made the chair which featured on “Daniel & Majella’s B&B Road Show” when they visited Eily. The full story with lots of images later.
Martina Kiely with Oran at the superb “School’s Out Party” held at Herlihy’s Centra at West End, Millstreet.

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Next “Radio Treasures” on Tuesday 10th July from 9:30 until 11:00pm

There is no transmission of “Radio Treasures” on Tuesday 3rd July on www.corkmusicstation.com.   Broadcasts will resume on Tues., 10th July at 9:30pm when we shall feature lots of superb music and song as well as interesting interviews at 10:00pm.  We shall be referring also to recent events such as the recent Circuit of Ireland Rally Stages Revisited where lots of Ford Escorts appeared (as illustrated below) and we shall chat about the June presentation by Joe Kennelly at Millstreet Gramophone Circle (also illustrated here).   The next Gramophone Circle presentation takes place on our national Culture Night on 21st September and will be given by Maurice Linehan.  Click on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.)

Millstreet Gramophone Circle June 2018 presented by Joe Kennelly (holding vinyl disc) of Inniscarra and Millstreet.
Escort Cars set out from Millstreet on the superb “Circuit of Ireland Rally Stages Revisited” on Sun. 1st July 2018 (lots more images later).

Millstreet Vintage Club Ford Escort 50th Birthday Celebrations on Tommorrow Sunday July 1st

This Sunday July 1st Millstreet Vintage Club are organising a Run for the Ford Escorts 50th Birthday over some Circuit of Ireland Rally Stages Celebrating the First ever Rally Win for The Ford Escort on the 1968 Circuit of Ireland Rally, open to all makes of Classic and Vintage Cars,great Route laid on,Sign on at the Wallis Arms Hotel from 10am and leaving Millstreet Town at 12 Noon. Contact Donie Lucey on 086 8545873 for more details.

Millstreet Community Council Congratulates Chloe

Millstreet Community Council congratulates Sports Woman Supreme Chloe Collins on receiving her prestigious Munster Medal following Cork’s Victory in the Munster Final last Saturday.  We thank MCC Chairman Noel Buckley for sharing such a deserving greeting with which we all wish to be associated.  (S.R.)

Great Turn Out for Millstreet Vintage and Classic Car Run and BBQ last Saturday Evening

Millstreet Vintage Club held a most highly successful Car Run and Barbeque on Saturday Evening last,on what was a spectacularly Sunny Summers Evening the 40km Car Run started out from Millstreet at 7.00 pm and travelled firstly down through the lovely Grounds of Drishane Castle and from there moved on to some scenic countryside as it made its way up to Knocknakilla, and then over to Saint John’s Well where there was a short stop,from here it headed on to The Kerryman’s Table and on over to Kilcorney and from there made its way to the Eagle’s Nest where another brief stop was had in stunning countryside with the Run finally winding its way on to the Event finish at Moll Carthy’s Bridge Bar where a lovely Barbeque and some refreshments was enjoyed by all.The perfect weather made for a most pleasent journey which was well received by everyone who took part.

Event Organiser John P. Kelleher and Millstreet Vintage Club would like to thank the following,

Noel C. Duggan for the use of the Shop yard to park and display all the beautiful cars and also for the use of the fantastic Drishane Grounds which looked magnificent in the Summer Sunshine,the Bush Bar for the use of their premises for event sign-on and registration,Tony O`Brien Butchers for the lovely barbeque which was provided,Herlihy’s Centra and O`Keeffe’s Super Valu Millstreet for supplying some refreshments,Matthew and Noreen Sheehan of Moll Carthy’s Bridge Bar for providing and managing a great Venue for the barbeque and to Tom of TMC Photography,Sean Radley,and John Tarrant for covering the Event for the Media and capturing some great Photos. Also many thanks to the hardworking marshals who helped along the route to keep the event running smoothly and safely with special thanks to Seanie Kelleher who acted as Route Sweeper and finally to all the people who brought out their lovely motors and took part,we say a Big Thank You to Each and Everyone of You,and hopefully we see ye all again very soon. Photos Tom Corbett. 

Magnificent Atmosphere at Launch of Smart Store Cooking

Blessed with glorious weather the large attendance enjoyed a supremely enjoyable afternoon outdoors at O’Keeffe’s Supervalu, Minor Row, Millstreet at the official launch of Smart Store Cooking.  Chairman of Millstreet Tidy Towns Association, Derry Sheehan addressed the large crowd and called upon Eily Buckley to cut the launch ribbon.   Most impressive stalls, lots of delicious food, face painting, music and the Animal Road Show all helped to make the occasion such a wonderful success.   Key Coordinators Joe Fitzgerald and Áine Murphy of Supervalu plus Stephen O’Sullivan of CCC together with members of Millstreet TTA ensured a great occasion where we were delighted to help with the Live Facebook transmission worldwide.   This may be viewed on the Facebook of Millstreet Tidy Town.   Here we share the first of our selections of images from the very memorable and important occasion.   Click on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.) [read more …] “Magnificent Atmosphere at Launch of Smart Store Cooking”

Hugely Successful MND Fundraising Tea Morning in Millstreet

A wonderfully successful fundraising Tea Morning in aid of the Irish Motor Neurone Disease Association was held at Millstreet GAA Community Hall on Thursday, 21st June 2018.  It was superbly coordinated by the Casey Family and Friends and was enthusiastically supported by a constant flow of people throughout the morning.   Click on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.)

U21 Football Championship County Quarter Final

Result: DUARIGLE GAELS 4-10 NA PIARSIAGH 2-8 🙂

U21 FOOTBALL CHAMPIONSHIP
County Quarter Final

DUARIGLE GAELS
-v-
NA PIARSIAGH

in

CARRIGADROHID

FRIDAY 22nd JUNE
at
7.00p.m.

PLEASE SUPPORT

We thank Sharon Lane for the Notice.  (S.R.)

 

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Sliabh Luachra Cycling Club Sportive

Sliabh Luachra Cycling Club Sportive

will take place on

Sunday, 1st July

and will be going through the following areas between 9am and 1pm

Ballydaly,        Millstreet Town,           Lackabawn, Kilcorney,      Moll Carthy’s bridge,    Inchamay, Curraraige ,    Boggeragh Wind Farm,         Nadd,      Lyre,                  Rathcoole,                         Liscahane,    Knocknakilla,   Aubane,                           Laharn,    Horsemount

Enquiries  –  0877023562 or message our Facebook page

Today: Smart Store Cooking

This afternoon, Millstreet Tidy Town are hosting the launch of Smart Store Cooking, a new project enabling people to plan, shop and cook more efficiently, saving on time, while being cheaper on the pocket at the till, cheaper on the pocket for bin collection, and better for the environment by reducing food waste.

This project is hugely important and is at its core part of the sustainability project that will reduce landfill and help in reduction of waste. It is the first of its kind in the country and is being funded by the Anti Dumping initiative 2018. We would very much appreciate if you attend this event. It would be great opportunity for us to showcase how this will work and hopefully you might pick up a few tips.
Smart Store Cooking, Thursday 21st June 3 to 5pm @ O’Keeffe’s Supervalu Millstreet, Minor Row, Millstreet, where there will be a Cooking Demo, entertainment for the kids, and Country Clean will be on site to Demo how to compost and recycle correctly.

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Fr. Paddy O’Byrne’s Annual Mass in Tubrid Plus Picnic This Year

On Tuesday, 19th June 2018 Fr. Paddy O’Byrne celebrated his annual Mass at Tubrid marking the anniversary of his Ordination to the Priesthood in 1960.  People travelled from afar for this special Mass such as Fr. Paddy’s brother Kevin from Skibbereen, his brother Billy from Co. Wicklow and his sister Marie from Kanturk as well as many others such as the son of James O’Sullivan – Matthew who had just arrived back from Thailand.  Patricia Guerin, Breda Fitzgerald and James O’Sullivan added a new dimension this year – a picnic after the Mass creating such an uplifting atmosphere.  Fr. Paddy in his superb homily recalled many wonderful memories and hoped that Our Lady would bring everyone back again for the 2019 occasion in Tubrid.  Here we share a selection of images (11) from the splendid evening.  Click on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.) [read more …] “Fr. Paddy O’Byrne’s Annual Mass in Tubrid Plus Picnic This Year”

Wishing the Very Best of Luck to Chloe and Kevin in Cork on Saturday

Millstreet Community Council wishes the very best of luck to Chloe Collins and Kevin Crowley who will be participating in the Senior Munster Finals versus Kerry in Cork this coming Saturday, 23rd June 2018.   We thank Chairman MCC, Noel Buckley for this special greeting to both outstanding sports people on such a prestigious occasion.  (S.R.)

Ladies Football Final: Cork 5:13 Kerry 2:10 (result)
Men’s Football Final (7pm): Cork v Kerry (Live on RTE 1)

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Millstreet Vintage Club Annual BBQ Car Run on next Sat Evening June 23rd

Millstreet Vintage Club BBQ Run on next Saturday June 23rd,Sign on at Bush Bar from 5.30pm to 6.45pm with take off at 7.00pm,Nice 40km Route laid on followed by BBQ at Moll Carthys Bridge Bar,Great Event always,not to be missed,All Vintage and Classic Cars welcome,for more details Contact John P Kelleher on 087 8300494