Charity Concert

Hey all, final reminder of the Charity Concert in aid of Marymount Hospice Cork tomorrow night Friday May 20th in The Wallis Arms Hotel. Starting at 9pm Tickets only cost €8.00 and it is for a very worthy cause.
Ttickets will be available at the door or if you want to be certain of your seat. Contact James on 085 2751235 to get your ticket.
Please come out and support, great night assured.

Invitation to an open weekend

We would like to invite you to join us for our
Saturday 21st and Sunday 22nd May 2011 from 12.00 noon-5.00 pm
See what we have on offer in the form of workshops, treatments
and accommodation.
Come and meet the workshop tutors, instructors and therapists to
talk to them about their work.
Visit our web site for details on treatments and upcoming
Light refreshments available
Anne Healy, Ballytrasna, Lissarda, Co. Cork. Tel: 021 733 5947 / 086 2644 999 mailto:<email>

Peg Healy’s Wonderful 80th Birthday

Peg Healy celebrated her 80th Birthday at her home in Murphy’s Terrace, Millstreet in the presence of her eleven children (pictured here), thirty grandchildren, sisters, brothers, family, neighbours and friends on Saturday, 7th May 2011.  We all wish the very popular, cheerful and wonderfully friendly Peg a very Happy Birthday.   Lots more pictures to follow later.

Television Reminders

“Crystal Swing” are scheduled to appear on tonight’s “Late Late Show” on RTÉ1 television while on tomorrow (Saturday) night at 9.00 on Sky Channel 4More there is another opportunity to view the excellent Australian documentary entitled “The Secret History of the Eurovision” which contains significant footage of Millstreet re the 1993 Eurovision.

Irish Vintage Scene magazine

The Vintage Day in the Green Glens held last Easter Sunday will be featured in The Irish Vintage Scene magazine this month. In a preview of the article on their website they say:

In only its second year, the Millstreet Vintage Show succeeded in building on the popularity of its inaugural running last year…….. making this a great Easter day out; for more from this event, watch out for the June issue of Irish Vintage Scene, which will be in the shops from the 20th of May.

Birds & Worms at The Secret Garden

Composting Information Afternoon

Saturday 14th May 1-4pm

In association with Cork County Council

Demonstrations & advice on all aspects of home composting, including wormeries.

No entry fee plus free prize draw to win one of three compost bins.

Poultry Day

Sunday 15th May 2-5pm

Advice on all aspects of poultry keeping.

Poultry, feeders and feeds for sale.

No entry fee [read more …] “Birds & Worms at The Secret Garden”

Cloghoula Pattern Day on 8th May 2011


7th May: Please note that Cloghoula Pattern Day has been postponed until a later date.



Click the poster on the left for the full size

VERY IMPORTANT:  Football and Race Registration at 1 o clock  – SHARP!

[read more …] “Cloghoula Pattern Day on 8th May 2011”

John P Kelleher – Shave or Dye

2011-04-29: John P Kelleher Shave or Dye - before and after photos. All in aid of the Irish Cancer Society

On Friday 29th April in Carriganima at the Night of Madness, John P Kelleher shaved his head and beard for the Irish Cancer Society, To date he has raised €2300. He has had a beard since 1979 thats 32 years, a big change for all of us to see him without it ! Here are the pictures stage by stage as you can imagine it took a while (pictures below). Any one wishing to contribute can give it to himself or any member of his family: – with thanks to Rosaleen for this article [read more …] “John P Kelleher – Shave or Dye”

Monster MAC Event in Millstreet Gets Full Marks from Enthusiastic Participants!!

Key Organisers of the hugely successful Monster MAC event at Millstreet Country Park this past Saturday.

Thanks to the Trojan efforts of enthusiastic and dedicated organisers like Marie, Hannelie, Hilary, Joanie and Paul who co-ordinated some 187 energetic participants and 53 very hard working volunteers, the overall response of [read more …] “Monster MAC Event in Millstreet Gets Full Marks from Enthusiastic Participants!!”

Mass from “The City” at Shrone on LTV this Sunday Evening

Weather permitting,  Dan Joe Kelleher and I will record the 2.00 p.m. Mass scheduled to be celebrated at “The City” in Shrone on this Sunday, 1st May 2011.   It will then be transmitted on LTV at 5.30 p.m. on Sunday…the very same evening thanks to Dan Joe’s dedication to Local Television.   The transmission will then be followed by a repeat of this week’s LTV1 and LTV2 programmes bringing us to the very end of this season’s LTV broadcasts.    We thank you for being such loyal Viewers and wish you all a very Happy Summer and look forward to a new LTV season in the Autumn.   (S.R.)

Eurovision Documentary to be Screened on Monday, 2nd May on RTÉ1 at 10.30 p.m.

Entitled “The Secret History of the Eurovision” this major documentary, part of which was filmed here in Millstreet in September 2010 when Niamh Kavanagh and the Duggan Family participated in comprehensive interviews, will be broadcast on RTÉ1 television on this Monday  from 10.30 p.m until 12.15 a.m..

Kate and William to wed in Kilcorney

While Kate Middleton was getting pampered in preparation for her wedding yesterday, bride-to-be Kate Buckley from Kilcorney in Cork was spending the eve of her big day making sure her dairy cows were milked, fed and happy before taking care of herself.
“I was supposed to get my nails done on Tuesday but it didn’t happen,” explained bride-to-be Kate.
Kate said they got engaged last year around August, and the royal couple announced their engagement a short time after.
Meanwhile, Kate’s fiance and fellow dairy farmer William Casey, from Berrings, was also spending the day farming with his father in Inniscarra.
“Our friends and relatives were sending messages and paper clippings of the royal engagement for a joke, and [read more …] “Kate and William to wed in Kilcorney”

Very Successful Vintage Day at Green Glens

Dedicated Volunteers at Millstreet's very successful Vintage Day at Green Glens. From left: Kathleen Healy, Sheila Murphy and her son, Kevin. Kevin was the official Health & Safety Officer at the huge event. We are presently preparing a full feature on the superbly enjoyable and most impressive occasion.

Vintage Car Photos

Jim McSweeney has published another eighty odd photos of the cars at the Vintage and Family Fun Day in the Green Glens on Facebook. This is on top of his album of tractors and farm machinery which we detailed yesterday. (again you’ll have to be logged into FB to see them)

More photo albums have been posted on photoBucket by Colm who had his own Escort on display

Vintage Day Photos

The above photos are from a set of 55, taken at today’s Vintage and Family Fun Day at the Green Glens has appeared already on

… while Jim McSweeney has also published a set of photos on the tractors today on Facebook (you only need to be logged in), with a couple of his photos shown above.

There will surely be lots of more photos and commentary to follow in the next few days.

Wedding of Ben Hartnett and Mary Winters

Ben Hartnett (formerly of Clara Road) got married to Mary Winters on Saturday 16th April in St.Patricks Church, Wicklow Town. In the picture are Ben Hartnett and Mary Winters, Ben’s mother Anna, Ben’s brother Conor, and Ben’s sister Gráinne and husband Patrick Casey.

Photo thanks to Fr James McSweeney who also officiated the wedding. It was taken at the Franciscan Friary in Wicklow Town, with St Patricks in the background

More details and photos appear in a notice on the Wicklow News.

[read more …] “Wedding of Ben Hartnett and Mary Winters”

Clara Mountain Run 2011

On Sunday evening, the Irish Mountain Running Association are holding the annual race up and down Clara Mountain from Millstreet.The entry fee is €10 and the race starts at 7pm. Registration is in the GAA Hall.

The race is basically an out and back route with a loop near the summit. It will be on trails and it could be described as very steep. Perhaps not everyone’s thing but some might be interested. Just don’t wear your best shoes 😉 [read more …] “Clara Mountain Run 2011”

Cork Volunteer Week
The Lord Mayor’s Cork Volunteer Week will take place from the 6th-12th June 2011. One of the main events taking place during this week is the volunteer fair. Over 150 non-profit organisations will exhibit at the fair in City Hall, Cork. We are encouraging groups to organise events during the week to thank their volunteers or to encourage more people to volunteer with their group. [read more …] “Cork Volunteer Week”

Poultry Day

Following on from our successful ‘Hen Party’ we are hosting our first Poultry Day.

This will be an opportunity to meet poultry keepers ask questions, do some poultry purchasing and buy your poultry essentials from Margaret of The Mobile Pet Shop.

Come along don’t be a chicken………….

Where possible please car share.
10th April · 14:00 – 17:00 at The Secret Garden Centre

Presentation of Cheque from Rathmore Panto 2011

At "The Star Bar", Rathmore on Friday, 1st April 2011 the presentation of a cheque for €14,000.00 - the proceeds of this year's "Old King Cole" Panto by Rathmore's Marian Players - to Kerry Parents & Friends took place. From left: Margaret O'Sullivan, Val Moynihan, Brian Hickey, Tony Darmody (Kerry Parents & Friends), Eilish Coakley (Rathmore's Marian Players), John O'Sullivan and Carmel O'Keeffe.

Also present on the night were further members of Rathmore’s Marian Players.    Tony Darmody accorded very high praise to All involved and spoke about [read more …] “Presentation of Cheque from Rathmore Panto 2011”