The Secret Garden: Free talk/demo on growing vegetables

Sunday 26th February 3-4pm

This weeks outing in the kitchen garden will cover onions, shallots and other seasonal jobs in the vegetable garden.

As the course is outdoors please wear suitable clothing.

There will be special offers on the day as usual.

The Secret Garden Centre, Newmarket.

(029) 60084  /

Fr. Peter McVerry Kicks Off Lenten Talks in Millstreet

Fr Peter McVerry

Millstreet Parish have organised a series of three talks to mark the season of Lent. They will take place on Monday nights in Millstreet Community School library at 8pm, beginning on 27th February. The overall theme of the talks is ‘Compassion’ and they will be delivered by three highly regarded speakers, Fr. Peter McVerry SJ, Dr. Patricia Kieran, and Mr. Justin Kilcullen. Each talk will conclude with the chance to ask questions and some light refreshments.The first talk will take place on Monday 27th February. Fr. Peter McVerry SJ will speak about ‘Jesus the Compassionate One’.

Fr. McVerry grew up in Newry, Co. Down. In 1962, he entered the Jesuit Order and was ordained in 1975. He worked as a priest in the Inner City in Dublin from 1975 to 1980 and there he encountered some homeless children. He opened a hostel for homeless children in 1979 and this subsequently became his life-time work. He moved to Ballymun in 1980 and [read more …] “Fr. Peter McVerry Kicks Off Lenten Talks in Millstreet”

Rathmore Pantomime Preparations 2012

Some of the superbly talented cast of "Cinderella" - Rathmore's Marian Players Silver Anniversary Pantomime - presently receiving brilliant reviews and capacity audiences. We shall shortly feature images from the actual production as viewed on Thursday, 2nd Feb. 2012 (S.R.)

Here we share a selection of images from the enormous amount of preparations necessary for such a very successful production.   We note the magnificent costumes.   We see the ultra-modern new lighting system and [read more …] “Rathmore Pantomime Preparations 2012”

MonsterMAC 2012 – Time to get Fit

MonsterMAC 2012 – Millstreet Country Park – Saturday 28th April – 10 a.m.

There are three levels of race this year with the inclusion of Ireland’s shortest adventure race for all participants over age 16 eligible to enter.

And if getting fit is one of your 2012 ambitions, like most people starting out for the first time, you’ll need a plan, some support and a few targets like the MonsterMAC challenge.

BabyMAC is part of the now popular MonsterMAC Adventure Challenge offering an ideal distance for a beginner fitness enthusiast with a 3.5km run, 16km cycle and 400m kayak around a crannog lake. You’ll need your own bike and helmet, but the kayaks and compulsory buoyancy aids are provided and many of last year’s participants couldn’t kayak or swim! And you can meet with the more experienced athletes doing the longer distances that day – i.e. BigMAC and MonsterMAC. [read more …] “MonsterMAC 2012 – Time to get Fit”

Over €4,000 Presented to MS Group Following New Year’s Day Boeing Swim

In excess of €4,000.00 was presented at the Bush Bar, West End, Millstreet to Sinead O'Rahilly representing the Cork North West Branch of MS by Michael Lucey representing the courageous Swimmers who participated in the Boeing New Year Swim 2012. Also present for MS Cork North West Branch were Maura and Donal Murphy, Newmarket. LTV2 Millstreet recorded the presentation. Sincere congratulations to everyone involved in this very successful and very important annual project. More pictures later. (S.R.)

Huge Attendance at Wallis Arms Hotel for IFA President, John Bryan

A very large attendance greeted IFA President, John Bryan, to Millstreet on Thursday night, 26th January where he superbly addressed the gathering outlining very important issues in the agricultural world. President John Bryan is pictured fourth from left with members of Duhallow IFA. LTV2 Millstreet was also present to record aspects of the significant occasion. (S.R.)

U16 County football final



                CLANN NA NGAELS

                 Date:– SUNDAY JAN 29TH

        Venue:- BALLINCOLLIG

                 Time:-12 NOON

                PLEASE SUPPORT !!!

IFA President John Bryan to visit Millstreet

The Irish Farmers Association President John Bryan will visit Millstreet tomorrow night (Thursday 26th January), when he addresses a Duhallow IFA meeting in the Wallis Arms Hotel at 8:30pm. The meeting will discuss current farming issues, the Common Agriculture Policy 2014 negotiations, and land reclamation. All are welcome.

To understand why these topics are currently important, read the following articles:
* CAP 2014 – The Battle Begins (from the Farmers Journal)
* Land Reclamation – Proposals Meet Strong Resistance (from the Farmers Journal)

Marian Players production of Cinderella – schedule

2011-11-25 Marion Players Rathmore Panto - at the 25th Anniversary Launch

Marian Players Rathmore
25th Annual Pantomime – Cinderella

At Rathmore Community Centre,
Saturday, 28thJanuary , 8.30pm
Wednesday, 1st February, 8pm
Thursday, 2nd Febuary, 8pm
Saturday, 4th February, 8.30pm
Matinees at 2.45pm
Sunday, 29th January & Sunday, 5th February.

Proceeds to Kerry Parents & Friends Association.
Further details and bookings 064-7758526

[read more …] “Marian Players production of Cinderella – schedule”

Spring Farm Machinery Show 2012

This years Spring Farm Machinery Show has been changed to a two day show. Whilst attendance figures were excellent last year, exhibitors have expressed there thoughts on making it a busy two day show rather than three. With this in mind veteran farm show promoters AJS have changed the dates to the 18th and 19th of January and all stands are truly sold out. All the leading tractor and machinery dealerships in the area have already booked their stands and are looking forward to good kick off for 2012. This show is an ideal opportunity for both farmers and contractors alike to view the latest innovations in the agricultural and associated industries all under one venue.

So if you want to know whats new in the farming industry, whether you are looking for the right equipment for the busy season ahead or just wish to browse and admire the huge range of machinery available then this show welcomes you. The following month [read more …] “Spring Farm Machinery Show 2012”

Blackwater Swim 2012 – Wonderfully Successful

The superbly energetic and splendidly courageous participants pictured this noontime today, 8th January (birthday of Elvis...and of quite a few local people!) at the Boeing following their Swim in the River Blackwater on behalf of the Cork North West Branch of MS.

Having had to be deferred from last Sunday due to significantly high water level at the River Blackwater the now annual Swim at the Boeing took place at 12.30 p.m. .    And what a tremendously cheerful and spirited occasion it was covered by John Tarrant for the Press and by William, Ita and Brendan for LTV2 Millstreet (likely to be transmitted this week on LTV2).   The Organisers must certainly take a bow not only for the overall coordination of the event but for [read more …] “Blackwater Swim 2012 – Wonderfully Successful”

Cian & Deirdre’s Wonderful Wedding in Derrinagree and Killarney

Cian O'Mahony and Deirdre O'Sullivan pictured on their Wonderful Wedding Day. The Church Ceremony was in Derrinagree while the reception was held at the Malton Hotel, Killarney.

Here we share, with the permission of the Happy Couple, a selection of images recalling the exquisite occasion.   Millstreet Church Choir provided the superb music for the Church ceremony while at the reception in the  Malton Hotel, Killarney it was [read more …] “Cian & Deirdre’s Wonderful Wedding in Derrinagree and Killarney”

Wedding of Deirdre & Cian on 30th Dec. 2011

One of the many very happy moments during the wonderful Wedding Day of Cian O'Mahony and Deirdre O'Sullivan on Friday, 30th Dec. 2011. A brief feature on the magnificent occasion will follow shortly. (S.R.)

Pictured above are Ronan Galvin, Fiona Cronin, Cian O’Mahony, Dierdre O’Sullivan, Marion O’Sullivan and Neil Corkery.

Noel’s 70th Birthday Celebrated at the “Clara Inn”

Although Noel's 70th Birthday does not take place until Christmas Eve, a truly wonderful celebration especially paid tribute to the ever-popular Noel Collins of Clara Road at the "Clara Inn" on Thursday, 22nd December 2011 when his wife, Eileen and many Friends assembled for a most enjoyable occasion.

We thank Fergal in Australia (son of Noel & Eileen) for alerting us to Noel’s special birthday.   Noel celebrated his 60th Birthday in Sydney, Australia.  ” For the past 70 years,” says Noel,  “I have only received  presents for one occasion – my Christmas and Birthday presents always coincided!”  Now we realise why Noel is called Noel – his birthday could not be closer [read more …] “Noel’s 70th Birthday Celebrated at the “Clara Inn””

Rose of Tralee 2011 to Feature on LTV2 Millstreet this Thursday

Brendan Murphy with video camera at Rathmore Food Fair on Sunday. Included in our LTV2 transmission this Thursday is an interview with Rose of Tralee, Tara Talbot and also with Michael Healy-Rea, T.D. and Mairéad Kelly who is holding the All-Ireland Cup won by Cork Ladies Football Team at Croke Park in September 2011 . Also included in our picture here is the main coordinator of the Food Fair - Michael O'Mahony. (S.R.)

Rose of Tralee at Rathmore’s Food Fair Today

The very beautiful 2011 Rose of Tralee, Tara Talbot from Queensland, Australia (who has stong Irish roots) pictured today (18th Dec.) with members of Millstreet Pipe Band at Rathmore Community Centre where she was special Guest of Honour at the exquisite Rathmore Food Fair in aid of Air Ambulance Ireland. Lots more pictures to follow later. (S.R.)

Santa & Christmas Market at The Secret Garden

Santa at The Secret Garden

It wouldn’t be Christmas without our legendary Santa Night! For those of you who have not joined us for this yet, you’ll be delighted to know that we are actually joined by the REAL Santa. No fake-bearded imposters at The Secret Garden! Again, there’s no charge, complimentary mulled wine and a general festive and feel-good evening with more fairy lights than you can shake a stick at.

We shall also have a Christmas Market (undercover) so a chance to buy local crafts including handmade soap, candles and jewellery.

It’s all on Wednesday 7th December 5-9pm at the Secret Garden [read more …] “Santa & Christmas Market at The Secret Garden”

Mary O’Sullivan’s Book Launch in Cullen this Friday at 8 p.m.

Sitting by the traditional fireside Mary O'Sullivan looks forward to the official launch of her much anticipated Book this Friday, 2nd December 2011 at 8.00 p.m. in Cullen Community Centre. The book provides a fascinating insight into the changing face of Ireland over many years. We thank photographer, John Tarrant, for providing us with this superb image. (S.R.)

Marian Players launch Cinderella

Rathmore’s Marian Players will mark their 25th anniversary early in 2012 with a colourful adaptation of Cinderella. On hand to launch the Players’ 25th anniversary in Teach Iosagáin was Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht Jimmy Deenihan TD. Pictured at the launch are public representatives and IRD Duhallow manager Maura Walsh.

Christmas Market & Tea Room

This is becoming an annual event because of the success of previous years. 20+ stands (different each day) There will be a huge selection of unique Christmas gifts and things you just want to keep for yourself. Stand-holders will have an interesting selection handmade and locally produced items for sale including, knitting, paintings, baking, wreaths, computers, jewelery, preserves etc.

For enquirues and further details, send a message to Tricia at: <email>

from Millstreet Development Group