Update on Centenary Celebrations for An tAthair Peadar Ó Laoghaire

We thank Brendan O’Keeffe for the following important update.  (S.R.)

Carriganima Community Development has been making steady progress in organising the centenary celebrations for An tAthair Peadar Ó Laoghaire.  An tAthair Peadar, who was born in the townland of Liscarriguane, spent his formative years here.  He was a renowned Gaelic scholar and a champion of the spoken Irish of the people.  He wrote several works, and his novel Séadhna was the first novel in modern Irish.  He died in March 1920, and it is only fitting that we, his own people, mark this important centenary.

The commemoration will commence on Friday, March 20 with an opening ceremony and a gathering of musicians in ‘The Pub’ – beginning at 8.30pm.  Representatives of Carriganima Community Development will speak.  Tim Joe O’Riordan will be the anchor musician, but all others are very welcome to join in.

On Saturday, March 21, there will be a guided bus tour to sites associated with An tAthair Peadar and his ancestors, including Carrignacurra Castle, Carraig na Madraí and Liscarrigane (the family homestead).  The bus will leave the village at 12 noon, and return at approximately 4pm.  Soup and sandwiches will be available for purchase in The Pub afterwards. All those on the tour must stay together, and comply with the Country Code.  Carriganima Community Development is very grateful to the affected landowners for their permission to allow people to access sites as part of this tour.  Prior booking is essential via Eventbrite.  To book your place, please click here (You may need to hold down the ‘Ctrl’ key at the same time), or Google Tour An tAthair Peadar. This guided tour is compliments of Carriganima Community Development.

At 6pm, Rt. Rev. Msgr. James O’Donnell will lead a concelebrated bilingual Mass, before which he will bless a commemorative plaque, which is due to be installed in the Church.  Local singers and musicians have been rehearsing for the Mass, and we welcome others to join in. After Mass, there will be a social gathering in The Pub, and refreshments will be served.  Murt Kelliher will lead musicians, and again, others are welcome to join in.

The community has, under the stewardship of James O’Leary, compiled a book ‘Ár Scéal Féin’ – brimming with genealogy, stories, tales, heritage, history and folklore from the wider locality over the past one hundred years.  This will be formally launched after Mass.  Copies will be on sale, on the night, and patrons will have to be quick to get their copy of this momentous publication.  

For further information, or if you would like to assist in any way, please email: carriganima2020 @gmail.com

All are welcome / Fáilte roimh chách.

Presentation to Librarian Supreme Grace by Millstreet BNS Pupils

The Pupils and Staff of Scoil Mhuire, Millstreet BNS presented a magnificent Bouquet of Flowers to Librarian Supreme, Grace Tangney in the Library on Friday, 28th Feb. 2020.   As we reflect on the wonderful dedication which Grace has so clearly demonstrated over the past three and a half years we extend our heartfelt thanks and very best wishes to Grace in her upcoming inspiring role at Mallow Library.   Today at 11:30 a.m. (Sat. 29th Feb.) Grace presents a wonderful story telling event on her final day as our superb Librarian in Millstreet Library.  Tap on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.) [read more …] “Presentation to Librarian Supreme Grace by Millstreet BNS Pupils”

Aubane Social Club upcoming Celebration Event

In February 1975 some 45 Years ago The Aubane Social Club was founded,to mark the occasion the Club are having a night out with dinner at the Auld Triangle on Friday 13 March 2020 at 8pm in Macroom with past and present members of the Club,there will be a Complimentary Bus leaving Aubane Community Centre at 7.15pm for anyone that wishes to avail of this,

John F Kelleher Chairman of the Social Club reports that the Club is going from strength to strength and the future is very bright,as usual for the Year ahead the Club have many activities and events planned.

If you would like attend the Dinner Celebration in Macroom you can Contact Celeste Buckley on 083 3135750 or John F Kelleher on 086 1942161 for Details.

Important Upcoming Information Meeting about the planned Wind Farm on Mushera on Tuesday March 31 in Aubane Community Centre

Aubane Social Club are facilitating an important information meeting about the new planned wind farm on Mushera Mountain. This meeting will take place at Aubane Community Centre on Tuesday March 31st at 8.00pm. Members of Brookfield Renewables,the company planning to build the wind farm will attend. All very Welcome. 

 

Barraduff Tractor Vintage/non Vintage car and Motorbike under 75cc run

Barraduff Tidy Village Group had to cancel their Tractor Vintage/non Vintage car and Motorbike under 75cc run three weeks ago due to Storm Ciara. It will now be held this Sunday March 1st. All proceeds go to the Kerry/Cork Cancer Link Bus and Recovery Haven Kerry.

Registration is from 11am to 1pm in Barraduff Community Field and Barraduff N.S, and costs €20. Refreshments afterwards is in Murphy’s Bar Barraduff. All Welcome.

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Children Learn in a Creative Manner about Cyber Safety at Library

Superb Author Ann Linehan introduced her beautifully illustrated book entitled Sam & Sue Learn About Cybersafety to Siobhán O’Leary’s enthusiastic Class from Presentation N.S. on Wednesday, 26th Feb. 2020 in Millstreet Library at the invitation of Librarian Grace Tangney.   And there was even a special Draw with many winners.   Ann is scheduled to publish a number of other excellent Safety Books in the series in time to come.   Here we share a selection of images from Wednesday’s inspiring occasion.  Tap on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.)

Author Ann with Librarian Grace.

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Presentation N.S. News Updates Available on School Website

Just tap the highlighted Presentation N.S. Link to access updates on News from Presentation N.S., Millstreet which presently includes video footage of the superb singing and music in preparation for Feis Maitiú Corcaigh.  (S.R.)

“Radio Treasures” Tonight Recalls Mobile Farm at Hospital

Tonight’s “Radio Treasures” on Cork Music Station  (Tuesday, 25th Feb. 2020) we listen at 10 pm to an interview with Director of Nursing, Margaret Collins and Gerard Cleary of Hospital, Co. Limerick on the occasion of a most memorable visit of a delightful Mobile Farm (from Co. Limerick) to St. Joseph’s Community Hospital, Millstreet in July 2018.  And we also hear a brief section of an historic interview recorded in Derrinagree in 1979.   All this and more plus references to the images illustrated below.  And of course lots of songs, musings and music.   Happy Listening!  (S.R.)

July 2018 at St. Joseph’s Community Hospital, Millstreet.

This morning (Tues. 25th Feb. 2020) Eimear McCarthy and Carmel Hickey of AIB presented a cheque of €500.45 – the result of contributions by AIB Customers to a Christmas Fundraising Fortnight – to Director of Nursing, Margaret Collins and to Lena Kelleher of Hospital Fundraising Committee. Also included are members of Staff and Residents.

Visiting Aidan O’Rourke in the magnificent Studios of Radio Maria Ireland in Dublin on Monday.

[read more …] ““Radio Treasures” Tonight Recalls Mobile Farm at Hospital”

Pancake Tuesday 2020 at Herlihy’s Centra Millstreet

Sheila and Sharon sharing the delicious Pancakes on this Shrove Tuesday morning at Herlihy’s Centra, Millstreet. Tap on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)
This year’s Pancake Event at Centra is in aid of St. Joseph’s Community Hospital, Millstreet.

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Keeping Your Gut Healthy For Overall Well Being


Keeping Your Gut Healthy For Overall Well Being
Capabu Health Food Shop, Millstreet, Co. Cork

Did you ever notice that when your gut is healthy, your overall health and vitality improves? And when you eat the wrong food you feel awful? We have too much choice these days and we can lose track of ourselves with processed foods that destroy our gut health. The good news is that you are in charge of what you eat and your food choices are in your own hands. And in Ireland, we have wonderful food choices that are really healthy and increase our physical, mental and emotional wellbeing. As the wise person said “Food is Medicine” – or not!

In this one hour talk you will learn:

• Which foods cause inflammation and illness in the body and which foods help it.
• How when we absorb our food fully, it dictates how well we are nourished.
• How taking a break from food can have a great healing effect.
• The new science of food and gut health.

Please join us at Capabu Health Food Shop in Millstreet
Date: Thursday, February 27, 2020, 6-7 pm
Speaker: Aidan O Sullivan.

Fantastic Response to Recent Millstreet Vintage Club Marymount Hospice Coffee Morning

Following on from the recent Cars Coffee and Chat Morning held on Sunday Jan 22nd last and also the End of Year Club Social Activites held back in November which were Organised by
Millstreet Vintage Club a final figure of €2,100.69 was raised in Total from these Events for Marymount Hospice,the Vintage Club would like to thank Everybody for there fantastic support and generosity.
A Cheque for the final figure raised was presented by Millstreet Vintage Club to Marymount Hospice in Millstreet on Friday Night Feb 21st last at The Wallis Arms Hotel in Millstreet,Fiona Kelleher of Marymount accepted the Cheque on behalf of the Group from Coffee Morning Organiser Daniel Lane and Fiona thanked the Generosity of People for supporting such a great Cause in Marymount Hospice and said it would be a great help for the Groups Activities.

Photos by Daniel Lane

 

Great Night had at the Millstreet Vintage Club Charity Pub Quiz for ICRR Air Ambulance Service

A Great Night was had at the Millstreet Vintage Club Charity Pub Quiz in aid of the ICRR Air Ambulance Service held in McCarthys Bar Millstreet on Friday Night last,there was a super Turnout and Myra Sheehan Event Organiser and the Club wishes to thank everyone who took part on the Night,the Club would also like to thank Joanne in McCarthys Bar for providing a great Venue,Denis Cremin for being a fantastic Quiz Master,Noreen Meade for checking the Answers and keeping the Scoring updated and Denis Lane for the use of his Amplification Equipment and to John Tarrant,Daniel Lane and Sean Radley for coming along to take some Photos,also many thanks to the people who donated Spot Prizes for the Draw held as well, Many Congratulations to the Winning Team  and to the people that won Spot Prizes on the Night also.

Issue 12 of “Discover Duhallow” Now Available in Local Outlets

Issue 12 of the very popular free fortnightly magazine “Discover Duhallow” with lots of Millstreet-related images is now available in the local shops and at various other Outlets throughout Duhallow.  This issue and all past issues may also be viewed online.   Just Google “Discover Duhallow”. Tap on the image to enlarge. (S.R.)

William Among the Many Stars of Portugal 2020

Our very own William Fitzgerald (with headphones) features among the many Country and Western Stars in Portugal 2020. William (with Ita and John) of course established the hugely popular Internet Radio Channel – Cork Music Station. Tap on the Poster to enlarge. (S.R.)

Business Groups are Encouraged to Field Teams for Millstreet Vintage Club Charity Quiz for Air Ambulance happening Tonight Friday Feb 21st

Millstreet Vintage Club Charity Table Quiz in McCarthys Bar Millstreet on  Tonight Friday February 21st at 8.30 pm for The ICRR Air Ambulance Service,why not come along for a Good Night Out for a Great Cause, Business Groups are also asked and encouraged to Field there own Teams,there are already a number of Local Business Groups after indicating that they will take part in the Quiz but there is still Room for more to join them with a Prize for the best Business Team who competes in the Quiz up for Grabs,Everybody Welcome,Table of 4 €40,Details Call Myra on 087 2742596.

Millstreet Community Council

This year our St.Patrick’s Day parade will start with the Vintage Club leading out at 4.45pm and then with the very best of local talent and spirit.
Definitely it is an experience not to be missed. 💚💚💚💚💚💚💚💚💚💚💚💚💚💚💚💚

We have prizes for the following categories:
☘️ Best Cultural Presentation
☘️ Best Vintage Vehicle decorated in St.Patrick’s theme
☘️ Best Window Display
☘️ Best Celebrity Look-a-like
☘️ Best Fleet
☘️ Best Float
☘️ Best Group or Club

We ask all participants to gather at 4pm at the Green Glens Arena entrance on Station Road.

Please forward your details for social media exposure.

Very Successful “Sing Along” Event Most Enjoyable

The regular “Sing Along” event at Millstreet Day Care Centre this Wednesday (19th Feb. 2020) evening was most enjoyable and a true credit to Helen, Petra and their dedicated Team.   In a wonderfully relaxed atmosphere and with the aid of background music everyone participated in the group singing and we also had some uplifting individual presentations.   Splendid refreshments were provided at half-time.   Everyone is very welcome and we would encourage attendance at the next event.   Here we share some 7 images to illustrate the relaxed setting and atmosphere.  Numbers attending were influenced this evening by the coinciding of two other events elsewhere.  Tap on the pictures to enlarge.  (S.R.) [read more …] “Very Successful “Sing Along” Event Most Enjoyable”

“Radio Treasures” on CMS Tonight Features Sharon & David

Radio Treasures tonight (Tues. 18th Feb. 2020 from 9:30 to 11.00 pm) on www.corkmusicstation.com.… Special feature at 10pm when we recall meeting musician supreme Sharon Shannon and her Band including Jim Murray Jnr. plus five times world Dance Champion David Geaney from Dingle…Listen to the amazing music and picture the mighty dance steps.   We reflect on the success of the recent two broadcasts from “Round the Fireside” with Jimmy Reidy.  We hear a wonderful  song from Sarah Dennehy .  And we refer to the many happenings illustrated below.  Tap on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.)

Hugh Ryan, Chairperson, Kerry Parents & Friends is hugely impressed on recently receiving €20,500.00 on stage at the final performance of Rathmore’s Marian Players Pantomime 2020 – “The Old Woman Who Lived in a Shoe” at Rathmore Community Centre.
Pictured in the Wallis Arms Hotel, Millstreet at the recent Medal Presentation Event organised by Millstreet Juvenile Club with MC Mag O’Connor and Special Guests Darragh Cashman and Shane Hickey – the Under-14 (and Under-13) Division One Football Plate Winners.

Pictured at the recent A.G.M. of Millstreet Active Retirement Association held in Millstreet Day Care Centre at which the “Three Paddys” were Special Guests to launch one of their many Video Documentaries which had local relevance.
Maria O’Riordan, Director of Millstreet Day Care Centre with Sheila Murphy who coordinated a magnificent reception in the Dining Room on the occasion of the recent A.G.M. of Millstreet Active Retirement Association at the Day Care Centre.
The “Three Paddys” are presented with Millstreet Calendars by members of Millstreet Active Retirement Association. From left: Maria O’Riordan (née O’Sullivan) Director MDCC; Paddy Buckley, Banteer; Mary McSweeney, Chairperson MARA; Paddy Tobin, Castlemagner; Mary Sheahan, Secretary MARA; Paddy McAuliffe, Castlemagner; Dolores Goggin of MARA.

 

Members of the Linehan Family of Dooneen, Millstreet pictured at Rathmore Pantomime 2020. From left: Conor with parents Elizabeth and James and sister Jayme.
Millstreet’s very own “Disneyland-like” new Children’s Playground hugely impressed all the children and adults who were recently given the opportunity to experience the truly magnificent facility in Millstreet Town Park in advance of its official opening at a later stage.

[read more …] ““Radio Treasures” on CMS Tonight Features Sharon & David”

Millstreet Pitch & Putt AGM Friday 21st Feb. at 8pm

The AGM of Millstreet Pitch & Putt will take place this Friday, 21st Feb. 2020 at 8pm in the Parish Centre.  All are welcome.   Tap on the image below to enlarge.  (S.R.)

Millstreet Pitch and Putt Course is situated in Millstreet Town Park. Here from Millstreet Museum Pictorial Archives we view a scene from a Winter of decades ago when the Dressing Rooms were beginning to be constructed and there was no sign of even the first Children’s Playground.

Millstreet’s Very Own “Disneyland” Children’s Playground Totally Delights All

Wednesday, 12th Feb. 2020 at Millstreet Town Park on an initial visit to Millstreet New Children’s Playground delighted children from Junior Infants, Presentation N.S., Millstreet and the children from “Curious Minds” Creche gave their 100% approval to what could easily be described as our very own “Disneyland”.   While all the amazing units impressed it was the High Web Net which attracted the most attention!   And we encourage you to experience the state-of-the-art very safe bouncy floor. We met with many members of the Coordinating Committee on the bright morning and we received a wonderful guided tour from Geraldine (née O’Leary) O’Sullivan of all the magical area of this truly magnificent facility which is going to be such a superb benefit for present and future generations of young children here in Millstreet and beyond.    The very generous support received has made this possible.    While the official opening is still in the future the Playground is presently open daily during daylight hours.   Contractors Browne Brothers of Carrigadrohid must take a huge bow on completing such a fascinating facility to the very highest standards.   Here we share 22 images from our visit to this magical location on Wednesday morning.   Tap on the pictures to enlarge.  (S.R.)

Dedicated Committee Member Geraldine explains:  

“The Contractors have finished the playground, our insurance is arranged and I’m delighted to share with you that we passed and are in receipt of our safety certificate 2 weeks ahead of time. In fact the completed project is some 2 months ahead of the original finish date.  It’s great that on this Wednesday morning we are open .  So very exciting for the children. We have a few remaining thank you notes to issue.  The IRD Duhallow representative visited us on Friday and advised that they had been closely following the Playground Project on Millstreet.ie. He commented on the fantastic community forum that you and your team host and support for the people of Millstreet.
He also commented on the widespread backing from the overall community was really uplifting – from the volunteers running fundraising, the variety and number of events taking place , the involvement of children, clubs, businesses and the communication updates via our community website to the public was a perfect example of the community working together for the rural development that IRD stands and strives for. He also commented that this was some of the fastest fundraising efforts for a community of our size and with the €120,000 spend we now really have a top class playground.”  Below we share 13 more images. [read more …] “Millstreet’s Very Own “Disneyland” Children’s Playground Totally Delights All”

2nd Johnny Hickey Memorial Spring Car Run on Sunday March 8th

The Annual Johnny Hickey Memorial Spring Car Run organised by Millstreet Vintage Club will take place on Sunday March 8th next,Johnny was a founding Member and former Chairman of Millstreet Vintage Club and was a highly Respected Person both in the Club and beyond so its a pleasure for Millstreet Vintage Club to be holding the 2nd Johnny Hickey Run,a Nice Scenic Route has been laid on with Sign on at the Wallis Arms Hotel from 10.30 am and take off at 12 Noon,the Millstreet Pipe Band will lead off the Run from the Square in Millstreet and this will be very appropriate as Johnny was a very active and Enthusiastic Member of the Pipe Band,all Vintage/Classic Cars,Bikes,Vehicles very Welcome to join the Run,the Johnny Hickey Memorial Cup will also be up for grabs for Best Car on the day,for more details Call Bernard on 087 7924406, or Willie on 087 2229874.