Recently at the Wallis Arms Hotel on two separate nights Millstreet / Duarigle Gaels Juvenile GAA celebrated with a superb Victory Social – on the Friday night with the younger members and on the Saturday night with the more senior players. Here we share images from the first occasion where Sportsman Supreme, Kevin Crowley was the Guest of Honour who presented the wonderfully successful players with their medals. The Disco which followed the meal, presentation and speeches – with very popular D.J. Kieran – was hugely enjoyed by the young players. Great credit is due to the many dedicated Coaches and Coordinators. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)And we share a further selection of pictures from the splendid annual occasion. … continue reading the full article “Millstreet / Duarigle Gaels Juvenile GAA Victory Social at Wallis Arms – Part 1”
The following message was recently received from Becky Mantle Starks of Florida USA. (S.R.)
Hello ! I plan to be in Millstreet in late March, likely March 30 and 31. my goal is to find more information about my grandfather Thomas Bartholomew Mantle b. County Cork 1820, d. Kentucky USA 1903 and/or his likely father Thomas C. Mantle b. 1799 in Cork.
We thank Pam Thornton (Teacher/Project Coordinator) for the following article and images. (S.R.)
Put a STOP to the DROPs!’ is the new Green Code for Derinagree in their quest to save water. This code was chosen by Ms. Kiely’s Rang 3&4. The entire school has been busy conserving water.
Read the water meter weekly
check that taps are turned off properly
report leaks to our caretaker John
use a basin in the sink when washing up
inserted a (water filled)1L milk carton into each cistern to save 1 L for every flush.
We also invited 2 speakers who are experts on conserving water. Berne Connolly from the Cork Environmental Forum explained how little water in the world is safe for drinking! When we discovered that it was 1% we realised what a precious resource water is! She also showed us how much water is ‘hidden’ in the products we buy e.g. meat, clothes etc. She encouraged us to grow our own food.
Stephanie O’ Toole (from STREAMSCAPES) shared with us the dangerous world of MICRO BEADS! These are tiny plastic particles commonly used in shampoos & toothpaste to improve cleansing power. However we soon realised the terrible harm these pieces of plastic were to the fish.
You can download an app called ‘Beat the Microbead’. Use this app to scan products for these microplastic ingredients! You can then choose to buy a product that does not harm aquatic life.
As a result of these inspirational guests, the senior classes made their own GREEN CLEANING product with vinegar, breadsoda & lemon juice!
We thank Presenter, John Greene for this advance information regarding this evening’s programme. (S.R.)
Three and a half thousand people who missed the programme, logged onto our website to hear the podcast of her last guest spot on ‘Where the road takes me’. So to say that West Cork based psychic tarot reader and paranormal investigator Karina Collins is back by popular demand, is not a cliché but a fact.
A step by step guide as to what happens when the soul leaves the body after death and heads for the spirit world. In fact it is not uncommon for the soul to ‘jump ship’ and leave the body a few moments before death.
Past lives and re-incarnation, and the 2000 proven case studies of children who spoke about their past lives. The children as young as six gave information about members of their families in a past life, which was later investigated and verified by their parents, and researchers.
A brief history of Tarot cards which goes back to the 15th century. We discover that they are not as scary as they look, and there is much more to them, than just predicting the future.
Bruach Na Carraige Rockchapel are delighted to be part of The Blood Alley Theatre Company and Cork County Council “Fit up Theatre Festivals” Following their 2 wonderful performances in Bruach Na Carraige last Wednesday night, the Blood Alley Theatre professional actors are back in Rockchapel next Wednesday night February the 8th with a play “Green and Blue” by Laurance McKeown, and on Wednesday February the 15th. with “My real Life” by Eoin Cotter all shows at 8pm sharp. Information from 0872205566. We thank Jack Roche for this notice. (S.R.)
This is the new logo for the 2017 FEI European Eventing Championships for Young Riders & Juniors, which includes Drishane Castle set against the spectacular backdrop of the Clara and Derrynasaggart Mountains.
On Saturday 11th February 2017, mountain runners from around Ireland will arrive in Kealkil for the very first running of the Slí Gaeltacht Mhúscraí Ultra Trail Race. The race will follow the route Beara-Breifne Way for 70km, and that evening finish at West End in Millstreet.
The race is a fully way-marked trail that covers just over 70km of this route (with approx. 2000m climb), running along the Beara-Breifne Way between Kealkill and Millstreet. Runners will cross the Sheehy and Derrynasaggart mountain ranges over a variety of tough open mountain terrain, forest trails and quiet country roads.
We thank Presenter supreme, John Greene, for the following advance notice regarding his upcoming 7pm Sunday radio programme (22nd Jan. 2017) on C103 (S.R.):
From a farming background in the rural village of Caheragh, he went on to become an outstanding cancer surgeon and founder of the Cork Cancer Research Centre. The sad irony is that the disease he spent almost a lifetime operating on and attempting to find cures for, seemed to take it’s revenge on him in the end.
On ‘Where the road takes me’, and over the course of three programmes, we look at the life and times, the career and many achievements of the larger than life Professor Gerry o’Sullivan, who passed away in February of 2012.
In Caheragh we meet his brothers Con and Donal. We meet the people behind the Threshing festival in the village who have raised one million euro so far, for a cause that one of their favourite sons passionately believed in. And we pay a visit to the Amenity Science Park in the village which honours the memory of a world renowned Cancer Researcher and surgeon.
We spend a day with the scientists and investigators at the Cork Cancer Research Centre, which was founded by Gerry o’Sullivan. Now in a state of the art facility, it houses clinicians and researchers under one roof, where new cancer treatments are brought to trial quicker.
Nora O’Sullivan, Gary O’Donovan & Eibhlís Kelleher at the BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition 2017. Their project is titled “A Statistical Investigation into the Sodium Chloride Content of Ration”. They are pictured below with Micheál Martin TD (Opposition Leader & Leader of Fianna Fáil), Michael Creed TD (Minister for Agriculture), Aindrias Moynihan TD & John Halligan TD (Minister of State for Skills).
Also included in two of the photos is Marguerite Kelleher (Gary’s aunt).
We thank Nora O’Sullivan who kindly forwarded the following four images from the Competition Centre in Dublin. Many thanks also for the caption above. Click on the pictures to enlarge. (S.R.)