Vintage Family Fun Day at Green Glens (Part 1 of 2)

Down at the hugely successful Vintage Family Fun Day at Green Glens. A true credit to the dedicated organisers of such a spectacular occasion. Below are the first group of photos which give an idea of the fun atmosphere on the day (photos by Sean Radley) [read more …] “Vintage Family Fun Day at Green Glens (Part 1 of 2)”

Easter Sunday 2010

Easter Sunday 2010 in Millstreet was a very busy day indeed. With Easter Mass, a Collenction for the Irish Lifeboat Association, the Annual Easter Parade led by Millstreet Pipe Band, the Proclamation read by Nóirín Ní Ealaithe, the Tricolour raised by Con Foley, the wreath laid by Tadhg Crowley, the oration given by Tom Meaney and Jerry Lehane as Master of Ceremonies. (Lots of photos below by Sean Radley)

Also on Easter Sunday was the Vintage Family Fun Day at Green Glens, and there are loads of photos from this which will appear over the next few days.
[read more …] “Easter Sunday 2010”

St.Patrick’s Day Parade by Air Take Photography

Scenes from the Millstreet St.Patrick’s Day Parade 2010, taken by Air Take Photography (based in Meelin) with their revolutionary way to take top quality, low altitude aerial photography for a fraction of the cost of traditional aerial photography. You can visit their new website, and see all the photos from our St.Patricks Day Parade.
[read more …] “St.Patrick’s Day Parade by Air Take Photography”

Millstreet Community Award Recipients 2010

Millstreet Community Award Recipients 2010 with Sponsors and members of Millstreet Community Council at the prestigious event in the Wallis Arms Hotel on Friday, 12th March.

The awards on the night went to:

  • Hall of Fame Award: Fr. Paddy O Byrne, (who travels to Nebraska later this month, where he ministered for many years, to celebrate his Golden Jubilee).
  • Service to Youth: our Youth Leaders
  • Service to the Community: Eily Buckley
  • Cultural Award: James Linehan
  • Achievement Award: Stephen O’Riordan, For his Film, “(The Forgotten Maggies)
  • Unsung Hero: Moira O Keeffe, Cullen, and
  • Special Award. The Sisters of the Divine Jesus (the Drishane Nuns).

from the Corkman on the Service to Youth Award:
[read more …] “Millstreet Community Award Recipients 2010”

Tina and Glenn

It was a lovely sunny day. Full of emotions, energy, happy tears and laughter. Tina and Glenn are living and working in Galway. They came along to Tina’s home town to get married. The ceremony took place in a beautiful St. Patrick’s Church in Millstreet, Co. Kerry, Ireland. Reception in an elegant and romantic Avenue Hotel in Killarney. (From Bartek Witek Photography)

Fine Gael Cork NW AGM tonight

representative
Brian Hayes TD, Fine Gael Education Spokesman

The Fine Gael Cork North West Constituency AGM takes place in Millstreet this evening. Fine Gael Education Spokesman, Brian Hayes TD will deliver a speech on why there needs to be a new deal between teachers and the Government.

If I had a fiver for everyone who told me that the Department of Education HQ was a downtown office of the Irish teachers’ unions, I would be a very wealthy man. The common perception is that the unions simply click their fingers in Marlborough Street and get everything they want.

It is true that we have seen some dreadful deals down the years where educational outcomes were not the priority. But can it be said after the effective reduction of between 15% to 19% of teachers take home pay over a twelve month period that the teacher unions still dominate the agenda? Any objective observer would have to say that this is not the case.

The full speech is available on the Fine Gael website
See also an article on todays Irish Examiner

March Horse Fair next Sunday

Horse Fair in Millstreet. March 2005The March Horse fair is with us again this Sunday February 28th. So be warned and expect to get stuck through town, and not be able to get parking either!

from the Corkman:

Millstreet will come to a standstill on Sunday for its Annual Spring Horse Fair. Despite the passage of time with modern trends surfacing, the hosting has lost none of its crowd pulling appeal for patrons young and old drawn from all over the province.

Millstreet Horse Fair maintains its glamour as a social occasion and an outlet to renew acquaintances with friends. Crowds and attractions have steadily risen over recent years with reservations expressed by gardaí and the local authority to growing difficulties.

A number of restrictions will again be put in place with the aim of providing safety measures that will alleviate potential accidents and reduce traffic chaos that had become a growing hinderance not only on fair day but also on the previous days.

Sure, we’d miss it if it wasn’t on!

Niamh Kavanagh Eurovision 2010

Niamh Kavanagh - Eurosong 2010!from one of our readers:

Hi, just want to let the people of Millstreet know that Eurovision winner 1993, Niamh Kavanagh has made it to the last 5 in the Eurosong qualifiers this year. Eurovision this year will be held in Oslo. The Eurosong is on March the 5th and it would be great to have the people of Millstreet rooting for their own winner by voting for her on the night!! She has set up a page on facebook for updates- ‘Niamh Kavanagh Eurosong 2010

Valentines Disco in the Wallis Arms

Lots of Party Games on the night with spot prizes for the best dressed. Come early, dress sexy, Red FM Celebrity DJ, free in before 11pm

Valentines Weekend. Its Gonna Be Crazy PPL. Saturday, 13 February 2010 10pm

Wed 10th Feb: Its only a few days away …. the big Valentines Party… Have you decided wot colour your gonna be on sat nite ?? Red means your off the market, Amber means your unsure and GREEN means you aint goin home alone !!!!

Ballyvourney Conference on 6th Feb 2010

from Airtricity (full details at http://www.imbolc.ie):

Beidh tionól iontach nua ar siúl ar an Satharn, 6 Feabhra 2010 san Ionad Cultúrtha, Baile Bhúirne, Co. Chorcaí. Is tionól aon lae é, agus beidh Gaeilgeoirí inspioráideacha ag caint ann, Gaeilgeoirí a bhfuil obair nó taighde ceannródaíoch ar bun acu, ó gach aon earnáil den saol – gnó, na healaíona, na heolaíochtaí & srl. ‘Sé an t-aon ábhar amháin atá á sheachaint againn ná cás na Gaeilge féin – tá a lán comhdhálacha ann cheana agus an Ghaeilge mar ábhar plé acu, agus ina áit sin is mian linn díriú isteach ar na tionscadail chruthaitheacha nuálacha atá idir lámh ag Gaeilgeoirí. Tá sé ar siúl ar bhonn go hiomlán neamhbhrábhúsach, agus tá na cainteoirí ag tabhairt a gcuid ama saor in aisce don ócáid.

Saturday, Febrary 6th will see ten of the most original and innovative thinkers in Ireland gather in Ballyvourney, Co. Cork, to give a day of talks on the ground-breaking projects they are working on. The name of the conference is “Imbolc”, and perhaps the most innovative facet of the whole event is that it is taking place entirely through the medium of the Irish language. It is being run on a non-profit basis, and all the speakers and organisers are volunteering their time for the event.

[read more …] “Ballyvourney Conference on 6th Feb 2010”

Spring Farm Machinery Show Reschudeled

The Spring Farm Machinery Show which was due to be held in the Green Glens last week has been rescheduled for 19th, 20 & 21of January (Tuesday to Thursday) according to the promoters.

Tractor and machinery dealerships will attend, with the organisers saying that the show will be an ideal opportunity for farmers and contractors to view the latest innovations in the agricultural and associated industries in one place.

Spring Farm Machinery Show

PREPARATIONS are now well under way for the third annual Spring Farm Machinery Show which will take place at the Green Glens Arena in Millstreet on the afternoons and evenings of 12, 13 and 14 of January 2010.

This exciting and innovative event will feature all the leading tractor and machinery dealerships in the area, numerous new exhibitors have booked with many previous companies requesting additional space.

The Spring Farm Machinery Show takes place at a time of year when farmers and contractors are looking forward to the season ahead and are keen to embrace new technology and ideas, our aim is to afford them this opportunity by bringing together a wide variety of exhibitors all in one venue in the comfort of heated indoor halls.

Read the full article on the Corkman Newspaper

More promotional information for the show is shown below:

[read more …] “Spring Farm Machinery Show”

Whats Gone Oct-Dec 2009

Here is an archive for old items that appear in the Whats On page on this site. This is for Oct-Dec 2009.

  • Thurs 17th 8:30pm: Aubane Christmas Party
  • Thurs 17th  – 24th Dec 12-5pm: Marquee in the Square each day with a Christmas Market
  • Friday 18, 19, and 20th Dec: Carol singing in the square by the local schools
  • Sat 19th-20th Dec 1-4pm: SANTA in the Youth Centre
  • Sat 19th Dec 9pm: Cullen Pipe Band Annual Celebration Night in Flemings Bar, Cullen
  • Wed 30-31 Dec: Coursing in the Town Park
  • Mon 7th Dec: Night Vigil to Knock, leaving from Derrinagree, Banteer, Millstreet & Cullen. To book seats, contact Darren on 029-79016.
  • Tue 8 Dec: Monster 45 Drive in the Green Glens
  • Tues 8th Dec 10pm: Millstreet Community Council meet at 8:30pm
  • Tues 8th Dec 10pm: Millstreet Community Council make a special presentation to Fr. Gerard O’Leary who left our parish recently
  • Wed 9th Dec 6pm-8:30pm: Multi-Cultural Christmas Community Party in Millstreet Community Hall
  • Wed 9th Dec 7pm: Cork County Semi Finals of Scór na nOg in the GAA Hall
  • Wed 9th Dec 8:30pm: Millstreet/Ballydaly IFA vote on Presidential Elections, Cannon O’Donovan Centre
  • Wed 9th Dec 9pm: Ballydaly Social Group Meeting. New members welcome.
  • Fri 11th Dec 8:15pm: Gramaphone Circle meet in the Cannon O’Donovan Centre. Speaker this week is Margaret McCarron, Bandon and Cullen.
  • Sat 12th Dec 1:30pm: Cullen Special Needs Association Christmas Mass & Party in the community centre
  • Tue 15th Dec: Kilcorney IFA vote on Presidential Elections, Kilcorney Community Centre
  • Sun 6th Dec 4pm: Extra Concert for Baby Jacob in Drishane (by popular demand)
  • Fri 4th Dec: Christmas lights in town being turned on
  • Fri 4th Dec 6:30pm: Cullen Young at Heart Christmas Mass & Party in the community centre
  • Fri 4th Dec 7pm: Concert for Baby Jacob in Drishane
  • Wed 2nd Dec 8pm: Author,Broadcaster and Chef Instructor, Frank Moynihan will present an evening of festive cooking at Millstreet Community School (tickets only, from the school)
  • Tues 2st Dec: Dromtarriffe IFA Meeting and vote on Presidential Elections
  • Thurs 3rd Dec 8pm: Cullen young at heart: Committee meeting
  • Tues 1st Dec: Cullen IFA Meeting and vote on Presidential Elections, Cullen Community Centre
  • Mon 30th Nov:  Alcoholics Anonymous Information meeting in the GAA Hall Millstreet (Open to the public)
  • Mon 30th Nov 8pm: Cullen special needs association meeting
  • Mon 30th Nov 8pm: Big Dance in Gleneagle Hotel (Killarney) in aid of of Mary Mount Hospice and the Kerry Cancer Support Group
  • Sun 29th Nov 2pm: Christmas Bazaar in Dromtarriffe Community Centre. Proceeds to Derrinagree, Dromagh and Rathcoole National Schools
  • Sun 29th Nov 2pm: Duhallow Scór na nÓg in the Edel Quinn Hall Kanturk. Lots of Millstreet participants
  • Sun 29th Nov 7:30pm: “SOUNDS OF ADVENT” Choral Concert in aid of our Church Restoration Fund – St.Patricks Church
  • Sun 29th Nov 10am-1: Orienteering Fixture at Caherdowney
  • Sat 28th Nov: The Kingdom Dog Track – Coursing Clubs Together
  • Fri 27th Nov 8:30pm: Mick Flannery at the Glen Theatre
  • Thu 26th Nov 7:15pm: Millstreet Community School are holding an open night for parents and prospective students to visit the school
  • Wed 25th Nov 8:30: Primary School Parents Association Meeting
  • Wed 25th Nov: Town Park closes until Jan 1st for greyhound coursing
  • Tue 24th Nov 8pm: Millstreet ICA have an evening of Interior Design with a Christmas theme in the GAA Hall. Guest Speaker : Mrs Dagmer Ott.
  • Mon 23rd Nov 8pm: Friends & Parents Association of Rathudane N.S AGM in the school. All welcome
  • Mon 23rd Nov: AGM of Millstreet Fianna Fail Cumann, McCarthy’s Bar
  • Sun 22nd Nov 11.30-2.00p.m: Presentation National School have an Open Day to view the new Nano Nagle Extension at the school
  • Sun 22nd Nov 2-6: Craft Fair in the Glen Theatre
  • Sun 22nd Nov 3pm: An afternoon of prayer in Rathmore church
  • Fri 20th Nov: Clara News Notes must be in for the next edition
  • Fri 20th Nov 7:30pm: Mass for the 33 parishioners who died during the past 12 months, in St Patricks Church
  • Fri 20th Nov 8pm: Millstreet Gramaphone Circle meet in the Canon O’Donovan Centre
  • Tue 17th Nov 8pm: Aware Support Group recommence meetings in the James O’Keeffe Memorial Centre, Newmarket
  • Sat 14th Nov 8:30pm: Party at Nibbles Café to celebrate the recent All-Ireland cuisine gold medal
  • Sat 14th Nov 8:30pm: Frances Black at the Glen Theatre
  • Tue 10th Nov 7:30pm: Millstreet/District Housing Association AGM Cannon O’Donovan Centre. All welcome
  • 6,7,8 Nov: Self-Build in Green Glens
  • Sun 8th Nov8:30: On Raglan Road at the Glen Theatre
  • Sat 7th Nov 8:30pm: Isla Grant at the Glen Theatre
  • 30 Oct: Fancy Dress Party in aid of Cystic Fibrosis in the Wallis Arms
  • 30 Oct: PJ Gallagher (comedian), Glen Theatre 8:30pm
  • 31 Oct: Trick or Treat Party at 3.30pm in Millstreet Country Park
  • 1 Nov 12pm Sunday: Captain Paddy McCarthy Commemoration, Clara Rd to Mill Lane
  • 1 Nov: Graveyard Services – Cullen (after 10:30 mass) Beside St Patricks Church (after 11pm mass) Drishane (2:30) St Mary’s (3pm)
  • 1 Nov Sunday 8:30pm: One Act Plays, Glen Theatre

Pics: Concert for Baby Jacob

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The Concert Finale, where everyone sang 'Silent Night' in their own languages, and then all together in English

What a truly magical evening at Drishane on Friday, 4th December 2009 when a capacity audience were totally enchanted by not only the very highest quality music including the exquisite singing and harp playing of the renowned Marina Cassidy of Killarney but by the wonderful variety of music from traditional Irish to Polish, from beautiful church choir singing to African Gospel songs, from a most memorable “Sweet Sixteen” sung by Over 60’s Winner – Mary Conway….and so many more harmonious presentations. All in aid, of course, of the Baby Jacob Trust…..and this historic “A Night at the Castle” happening continues with a repeat performance on this Sunday, 6th December at 4.00 p.m..   Do join us now as we attempt to share with you in our selection of pictures the remarkable ambience of the Drishane of a Bygone Age when the hugely dedicated organisers of this unique event arranged the lord and lady of the manor to arrive by horse and carriage, scores of people were dressed in such authentic period dress and the approach avenue was adorned with lighted torches while the church and hall (for the banquet) were spectacularly decorated with candles, greenery and flowers.   Jacob’s parents,Wiola and Mariusz,  expressed sincere thanks for such an outstanding event and were also presented with a substantial cheque (by Michael & Ewa) collected by a National School in Douglas, Cork in aid of the very praiseworthy trust.   The amazing success of the unforgettable event in such a superb setting will certainly stimulate thoughts of many other such events in beautiful Drishane.    To all, including the Duggan Family,  who made this occasion possible – heartfelt thanks from all who were privileged to have been present …. and the good news is that it had been recorded for posterity …. and also for LTV2 Millstreet….to be shared with thousands of viewers possibly during the Christmas viewing schedule on local television. (Seán Radley for www.millstreet.ie ) … (See below for all the photos)

[read more …] “Pics: Concert for Baby Jacob”

Tastes of Christmas: Photos

Photos from “Tastes of Christmas” which was held at the Community School on Wednesday evening 2nd Dec. Chef Frank Moynihan presented an evening of festive cooking that was thoroughly enjoyed by all. The proceeds from this event, which was promoted by the Transition Year Students,will be going to the “Baby Jacob” fund, The Irish Heart Foundation and Cystic Fibrosis. Many Thanks to all that supported this event. (Jim O`Donnell,Millstreet Community School)

[read more …] “Tastes of Christmas: Photos”

Multi-Cultural Christmas Community Party

multicultural-600IRD Duhallow is holding a Multi-Cultural Christmas Community Party in Millstreet Community Hall on December 9th, from 6pm – 8:30pm

This event will give local children & adults the opportunity to meet new friends, have some festive refreshments and sing Christmas carols. Santa and Mrs Claus will be in attendance. The event is completely free of charge and everybody is welcome to celebrate the festive season. For further information contact Kasia at 029-60633

Millstreet choir preparing for choral concert

Millstreet choir preparing for the choral concert (pic. John Tarrant)
Millstreet choir preparing for the choral concert (pic. John Tarrant)

The Big Concert this week will be in our parish Church on Sunday November 29th in aid of the Church restoration Fund.entitled “Sounds of Advent.” Our own Parish choir will open the two hour show, and they will be followed by the  Kerry Choral Society.

Millstreet Christmas Market

Organised by the Millstreet Development Group

There will be a Christmas market running in a

marquee in the Square, Millstreet from

17th – 24th December from 12 – 5pm daily

(except on 24th when marquee may close

earlier).

Santa will be visiting The Youth Centre on the 19th and 20th from 12 – 4pm. parents will be encouraged to visit the marquee.

[read more …] “Millstreet Christmas Market”

Wedding Journal Show 2010

weddingjournalThe Wedding Journal Show is back in the Green Glens in the New Year on the 23rd and 24th of January in the Green Glens Arena. Last year was a very successful event, as is described on their website

It may have been icy outside but the Wedding Journal team’s hearts were warmed by the impressive turnout to the Cork Show. Arriving at Millstreet on January 24th, the two-day show was our biggest Cork event to date, with even more exhibitors and visitors than ever before.

Those in search of a New Year bargain weren’t disappointed either, as exhibitors, from photographers, to florists, make-up artists and bridal stores, offered exclusive rates and opportunities to enter competitions throughout weekend event.