On this morning’s Pat Kenny RTÉ Radio 1 Programme (Tues. 19th July 2011 at approx. 11.15) Steven O’Riordan was one of two guests who participated in a very comprehensive and excellent interview with Pat Kenny re tomorrow night’s Documentary on TG4 which has been magnificently produced and directed by Steven, son of Joe and Anne O’Riordan, Woodland Drive, Millstreet.
The long awaited documentary on the Magdalene Laundries in Ireland (The Forgotten Maggies) is set to get its Irish premier on Wednesday 20th July 2011 TG4 @ 9:30PM. It has taken five years to get the documentary screened and I hope everybody in Millstreet can support the work Steven O’ Riordan and others have done to help these women. It is the only Irish made documentary on the subject matter and fear not, it’s completely in English. So if you are not an Irish speaker you don’t have to worry. The documentary is compelling, shocking, honest and extremely forthright in its testimonies. Let everyone know it’s on and for anyone interested the trailer is below.
Hi, My friend Malcolm McLoughlin is undertaking a charity run this sunday 3rd July from Mizen Head to Malin Head (570km!) and will be passing through Millstreet. He is raising funds for autism, for his own daughter Pearl and various other Autism charities. If anyone would like to cheer him on or run a little please come out. Exact dates and times of reaching Millstreet will be updated via his Running For Pearl facebook page.
I reckon he’ll be coming into Millstreet on the second day (Monday 4th) as it’s about 120 km from here to Mizen, but we’ll try to keep ye posted as to when he’ll be coming into Millstreet.
Click on the poster (right) for further details, or see below for links to the full details.
With a hugely impressive range of wonderful activities at Sunday’s Aubane Family Fun Day and blessed with excellent weather conditions it was clearly evident that a very large attendance would assemble on the grounds of Aubane Community Centre. And by the end of the day the [read more …] “Sun Shines on Brilliant Aubane Family Fun Day 2011”
All smiles as the winner breaks the tape at the end of the girls sack race, yesterday at the Aubane Family Fun Day. Blessed by a gorgeous summers day, there was something for everyone in the large crowd to enjoy on what was a wonderful day out.
We shall soon be indicating a video link to a truly excellent video produced by William McSweeney, his Primary School Class from Cobh and RTÉ’s Jim Wilson. William who lives and teaches in beautiful Cobh, is of course a native of Killarney Road, Millstreet – is a gifted Musician, an inspiring Teacher and a real Expert in the area of Nature Study. The Documentary is a gem and a delight… and deserves the highest of Oscars!
Updated: the video has been added below. It is 5th class pupils of Scoil Iosaef Naofa, Cobh, Co. Cork, Ireland (William’s class) as part of the International Schools Godwit Project, which is a co-operative international study between a school in Iceland, a school in Devon, England, and William’s class, in a joint effort to to link what the birds do on the wintering and breeding grounds in order to understand the factors that regulate the population size of a migratory bird species. Read all about the project on its website http://www.scoiliosaefnaofa.com/Godwit.htm
The next Millstreet Gramophone Circle’s presentation takes place this Friday night, 17th June 2011 at 8.15 p.m. in the Canon O’Donovan Centre, Clara Road, Millstreet. This month’s presenter is Nora Burke of Kanturk. All are very welcome.
Congratulations to Mrs Margaret Reen, Main Street who reaches 100 years today. There was a huge crowd in the Green Glens last night with family and friends from all over coming together to celebrate her great achievement, and hopefully she have many more happy years in front of her.
Our third Poultry Day this year and it is a great opportunity to buy your hens, ducks etc as well as gain advice on all things poultry. This is a great event as there is no fee to attend and you can have a cuppa and a slice of cake in the tea room.
We also hope to have the owner of Newmarkets Champion Chick Selling her birds see the link for full details: