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


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)

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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)

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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


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

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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.

Tastes of Christmas – Wed 2nd Dec

http://homepage.eircom.net/~mcsmar/crest.gifMillstreet Community School are delighted to announce that they have secured the services of Author, Broadcaster and Chef Instructor, Frank Moynihan to present an evening of festive cooking at the School on Wednesday 2nd December at 8pm. All you need to know about preparing the most important meal of the year, and most of all what to do with the leftovers.

A Pinch of This...: Tastes of Home CookingFrank Moynihan will be remembered from his days as Food Correspondent on the Gay Byrne Radio Show on RTE Radio 1 and is author of a best selling cookery book “A Pinch of This”. The School would wish you to know that tickets for this event are limited, and are available from the School Office or any Transition Year Student. The proceeds will go to “Baby Jacob” Fund, the Irish Heart Foundation and Cystic Fibrosis.

Nibbles Party Pictures

A truly superb party at Nibbles Food Emporium,West End, Millstreet took place on Saturday, 14th November 2009 from 8.30 p.m. until late. Eleanor Leahy of Nibbles  recently won the highly prestigious All-Ireland gold medal for her outstanding Pear and Almond Tart.   All were invited to celebrate the splendid win and to partake of delicious refreshments including the scrumptious award-winning Tart in an exquisitely decorated setting which featured a welcoming lantern on the tree outside this renowned and very popular Café.    A special blessing was imparted by Fr.Paddy O’Byrne (next door neighbour) and Fr. Declan O’Connor, P.P., Millstreet.   We, as part of the LTV2 team, were delighted to record the very happy occasion.   Here we share a selection of pics (which can be viewed below). to help experience the unique ambiance of that joyful evening at Nibbles.  (Seán Radley for millstreet.ie)

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Sounds of Advent

Millstreet Church Restoration Committee present:

Sounds of Advent

taking place in
St. Patricks Church, Millstreet on Sunday, 29th November at 7.30 p.m.

This will be a very pleasant evening of quality choral song and music – setting the mood as we prepare for Christmas on the First Sunday of Advent. It will feature Millstreet Church Choir, Kerry Choral Union and Fr. Tony Mullins of the Diocese of Limerick. The Master of Ceremonies for the night will be Fr. James McSweeney.

Admission is €20.00 and all proceeds of the night are in aid of Millstreet Church Restoration Fund. A very extensive renovation of the church is currently taking place and also includes the complete restoration of a building adjacent to the church which will now be a Pastoral Centre. The project is costing in the region of €3.5 million and much of the work with the exception of the painting of the Church will be ready for the first week of December.

Admission Tickets are now available from members of the committee, at all weekend masses or from the Parish Office on Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays.

For further details please contact:
Parish Secretary,Parish Office,The Presbytery,Millstreet Town, Co. Cork.
Tel: 029-70043
email: <email>

Fancy Dress Party 2009 – pics (part 1 of 4)

The Annual Fancy Dress Halloween Party in aid of Cystic Fibrosis was an outstanding success. Hundreds arrived at the Wallis Arms Hotel on Friday, 30th Oct. 2009 in totally stunning costumes. The range and variety of these most colourful fancy dress outfits is getting better and better by the year. The very enjoyable auction realised over €3,000.00 alone not to mention the substantial amount collected at admission to the hugely popular event. Áine Collins and Paul Cassidy together with their very dedicated supporters much take a bow on organising such a phenomenally successful event for this year’s chosen cause – Cystic Fibrosis. Catherine Pomeroy-Murphy and Cllr. Noel Buckley conducted the auction wish such professionalism! Here we share a selection of pictures from the truly wonderful night of nights at the Wallis Arms where Billy and Ellen Sheahan of the Wallis Arms appeared in two of the most colourful costumes. What a superb spirit on a special night. Brendan Murphy and I reported “live” for LTV2 Millstreet while Connie and Tom of “The Celt” provided excellent musical harmony.
(Seán Radley for www.millstreet.ie )  .… (There’s so many photos there that it was not possible to put them all into one post. so we’ll release them over the next few days).the first bunch of photos are below:
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A Night at the Castle – Extra Date


There has been an amazing response.  We can hardly believe that ‘A Night at the Castle’, Friday December 4th for Baby Jacob is SOLD OUT!

So to unprecedented demand…. An extra performance has been organized for Sunday December 6th at the earlier time of 4pm.

The organising committee have passed on the flier for the extra concert which you can see on the left (click on it to get a bigger version).

For more information, have a look at the post for the original concert if you missed it, and visit the website that has been set up for Baby Jacob.

Family Fun at Dromtarriffe


A most enjoyable Family Fun Day with “Crafts & Creatures” was held at Dromtariffe Centre on Bank Holiday Monday, 26th October 2009.   A host of marvellous activities took place including a wonderful exhibition of Capoeira by Testa and an opportunity to view rare and beautiful animals. The fascinating event was co-ordinated by Marie & Brendan of “The Animal Road Show” & Friends.  Here we share a selection of pictures we took at the end of the excellent event (see below).  Do be on the look out for future such events…..A must-not-miss truly worthwhile occasion!  (Seán Radley for millstreet.ie)
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Baby Jacob

BabyJacobSpare a thought for baby Jacob Nowak who was born in Millstreet in September with a very rare condition called Anophthalmos which is a congenital absence of one or two eyeballs resulting in severe malformations of the facial skeleton. Early treatment is necessary and there will be fundraising for this to help his family pay for the procedures. At the start of December there will be a concert in the Chapel in Drishane to help little Jakob. There is a superb lineup of performers and those confirmed are : Marina Cassidy – foremost Irish harpist/soprano; Millstreet Church Choir; Music Group “Sceal Eile”; Polish Choir from Cork; Claire O’Leary, fiddle soloist; Louise Bourke, soprano and Niall Moylan, pianist; Siobhan Forde, organist; and the Drishane Gospel Choir. Tickets can be putchased locally. Full concert details are given below :

For more information, visit the website for Baby Jacob.

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Annual Captain Paddy McCarthy Commemoration

Councillor Monica Digney from Ballymena
Cllr Monica Digney from Ballymena

The annual Captain Paddy McCarthy Commemoration takes place in Millstreet on Sunday, November 1st.

Commemorative proceedings operate from the Captain Paddy McCarthy Park on the Clara Road at 12 noon with a parade led by Millstreet Pipe Band to Upper Mill Lane, the site of the tragedy.

Guest Speaker is SF Cllr Monica Digney of Ballymena Town Council. Fáilte roimh cách. All welcome.

If you are wondering who Captain McCarthy was, then read the speach given at the 2006 commemoration by Jack Lane of the Aubane Historical Society

Self Build – Green Glens 6-8 Nov 09

6-8 November 2009 at the Green Glens, Millstreet, Cork
The Millstreet SelfBuild Show will feature new products and technologies to enable and promote sustainable building practices throughout Ireland. With the price of home heating oil doubling within a year and utility bills rising by double digit percentages, nearly everyone is feeling the effects. But have you considered a house that is so thermally efficient that it does not require a conventional boiler or alternatively using natural sources of energy such as geothermal heating to meet your requirements? Join us at the Millstreet SelfBuild Show to engage with suppliers and find out all you can about the latest products and technologies that can help you with your project. Please use this link for concession tickets to the show. Normal entry price €10 per person.

Go visit the Selfbuild.ie website, have a look at all the companies exibiting and the layout of the arena for the day

Owners Pony & Young Riders Charity Show

Owners LogoThe Owners Pony & Young Riders Charity Show will be held this weekend Friday 23rd, Saturday 24th and Sunday 25th October, 2009 in the Green Glens Arena, Millstreet.
This will be the 11th year at Green Glens and since moving to Millstreet they have developed into the biggest pony show in Europe with just over 3000 entries.
The premises are given totally free of charge of the Duggan Family, and all proceeds go to charity. To date, the Owners have raised €200,000 for charities such as Our Ladys Hospital for Sick Children, Temple Street Hospital, Riding for the Disabled, Irish Cancer Society, ISPCA, Autism and Local Charities.
So this weekend, go to the Green Glens. Admission is FREE, and maybe leave a few bob for the charities being supported.

You can visit their website at http://www.ownerscharityshow.com/

Dairy Show goes Under Cover

AFTER a wet 2009, cows but no rain are on offer next Saturday 17th October at the National Dairy Show. The event is completely under cover in the Green Glens Arena at Millstreet, and offers an enjoyable day out for all the family, whatever the weather.

Along with top quality Holstein Friesian and Jersey cattle bidding for the Irish Examiner supreme championship, there are trade stands, the Irish Examiner Farming Forum, and an elite sale of cattle organised by Taaffe Auctions.

Plenty there to keep dairy farmers occupied, and organisers have made a special effort to make it a family event, with flower arranging and cookery demonstrations, and a children’s’ section with bouncy castles, face painting and a pets corner….

This article appears in the Irish Examiner Thursday 15th October:

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