Getting Ready for World Fiddle Day in Scartaglin Sat. 19th May 2018

Looking down the valley into Millstreet & over to Taur/ Rockchapel on the horizon.. Ready for World Fiddle Day! Hannah O Regan, Orlaith Twomey, Anna Buckley, Leah Murphy, Emer Twomey, Aoife & Meadhbh McCarthy.. representing Millstreet at the World Fiddle Day Concert & Celebrations Scartaglin 19/5/18.

Musicians Supreme getting ready for World Fiddle Day 2018.  Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)

We thank P.J. Teahan for the Scartaglin Poster. (S.R.)

Annual Fancy Dress Stretcher Race

The Bush Bar hosts the Annual Charity Stretcher Race this June 3rd. It is in aid of the Ian O’Connell Trust Fund and the Fight For Fionn.

Fionn Barry has spent most of his short life suffering and in hospital yet despite this he is still fighting for answers. He was diagnosed at 6 months with infantile spasms which has evolved into a seriously debilitating and Life limiting illness and needs 24 hour care.

16-year-old Ian O’Connell fell from his bike in Killarney National Park, sustaining damage to his neck and spine. The popular young sportsman is undergoing occupational therapy and physiotherapy at the rehabilitation centre in Dún Laoghaire.  A trust set up to help a Killarney teenager who sustained a life-changing injury last August.  [read more …] “Annual Fancy Dress Stretcher Race”

Norah Hickey features on the “Hot Country” Show Tonight

Norah Hickey features on the “Hot Country” Show on Sky Channel “Keep It Country” (Sky 376) tonight (14th May 2018). 

Click on the image to enlarge. (S.R.)

“Hot Country” Show is transmitted from 8 to 9pm on Mondays.  (S.R.)

Butter Road on “Where the Road Takes me” on C103 at 7pm Sunday

We thank Presenter John Greene for advance information on this Sunday evening’s programme – 13th May 2018.  (S.R.)

Two hundred and seventy years ago in 1748, and almost to the day, a fifty
six mile straight road was opened between Killarney and Cork.

Although being awarded the contract for it, John Murphy from Castleisland had to raise his own finance, in the hope that he would recoup it all by making it a toll road. But the road brought financial ruin for Murphy, resulting in debts of over four thousand pounds. Nobody knows for certain what happened to him afterwards..

In a two part programme on Where the road takes me……. [read more …] “Butter Road on “Where the Road Takes me” on C103 at 7pm Sunday”

See the Steam Trains in Millstreet Railway Station this weekend

The Railway Preservation Society of Ireland will be visiting Kerry this weekend with their “Cork and Kerry” International Railtour.

Worth going to see, the #85 steam locomotive will stop in Millstreet on Sunday from 14:20 – 14:30 !

Also, the No. 4 locomotive will pass through Millstreet on Saturday at 16:04, and again on Sunday at 9:04. while the #85 will also pass through on Monday at 09:06.

[read more …] “See the Steam Trains in Millstreet Railway Station this weekend”

Language and Culture Night – Thurs. 10th May 2018 in Millstreet Community School @ 7pm

This year’s Language and Culture Night will take place on Thursday 10th May in Millstreet Community School library/canteen, beginning at 7pm.  Once again it will be a chance to acknowledge and celebrate the different nationalities that are now present in Millstreet and the local area.  Everyone is welcome to attend this wonderfully inclusive community event.  (please note that filming will take place during the event for a forthcoming edition of the TG4 programme Guth an Phobail – Voice of the Community) 

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http://www.millstreetcommunityschool.ie/school-news/265-language-and-culture-night-a-big-success.html

“Where the Road Takes Me” on C103 on Sunday at 7pm

We thank John Greene, Presenter Supreme of the weekly radio programme on C103 for advance information re this Sunday’s programme (6th May 2018).  (S.R.)

This week on ‘Where the road takes me’, we meet Teddy Hayes from
Rosscarbery, the recent recipient of an award for his constant fundraising
down through the years.

After being initially given the ‘all-clear’, Teddy was later informed that
Kidney cancer had spread to his lungs. Teddy has now organised a
fund-raiser for Arc House in Bantry – this particular fund-raiser is
personal.

On the programme……

* We hear Teddy’s story, and how initial anger and fear has changed
to positivity.

* We meet Catríona O’Mahony – cancer support co-ordinator at Arc
House

And…. [read more …] ““Where the Road Takes Me” on C103 on Sunday at 7pm”

Butter Road Celebrations to be Held at The Aubane Community Centre on Friday 18th May

A Celebration of 270 Years of The Old Butter Road 1748-2018 is to be Held in The Aubane Community Centre on Friday 18th May at 7.30pm

Tickets are €27 and are available from Noreen Kelleher on 087 9486673 or Celeste Buckley on 083 3135750

Book your tickets now. Last day to purchase tickets is Wednesday May 9th 2018.

Bealtaine Festival Features on Jimmy Reidy’s “Round the Fireside” on C103 Tonight

Launching the very impressive programme for Bealtaine 2018 the SAOI Group from IRD Duhallow will feature on Jimmy Reidy’s “Round the Fireside” tonight (30th May 2018) from 9:50 until 11:00 on C103.  A second programme will air on Monday, 14th May.  Below we share two images photographed on Saturday – Jimmy Reidy and the C103 Studios in Mallow(S.R.)

Click on the images to enlarge.

Superb Upcoming Events at Bruach na Carraige Rockchapel

We thank Jack Roche for the following notice.  (S.R.)

Bruach Na Carraige Rockchapel presents Sean Ó Sé and Peadar Ó Riada in concert on Friday the 11th of May at 8.30pm.

The Bruach Na Carraige Summer Camp for children between 6 and 15 years will be from the 16th to the 27th of July. Children attending this camp who have not played music before will learn a few new tunes on the whistle, those already playing will get new tunes, they will learn traditional songs and four or five ceili dances, all mixed with much games and fun.

The Bruach Na Carraige Summer School will be held the first week in August. These advanced classes will teach music from the recently discovered Curtin and Leahy manuscripts which contain an historical important layer of older Sliabh Luachra music dating back to before 1850. [read more …] “Superb Upcoming Events at Bruach na Carraige Rockchapel”

Wear Your Waste! Fashion Design and Show

The day has arrived for Wear Your Waste!  It will be a great celebration of the hard work put in by pupils and teachers from all the local schools.  Around 30 creations made using recyclable material will be ‘modelled’.  There will also be music, song and dance during the evening along with a raffle with lovely prizes.  There will also be prizes for the most creative entries in the competition. Admission is free and everyone is welcome to come along and show their support, not just for the participants but also for the Transition Year students who have been planning this ingenious event for a number of months.  The night will start promptly at 7.30pm and participants are asked to be in Millstreet Community School by 7.15pm so that the running order can be confirmed.

[read more …] “Wear Your Waste! Fashion Design and Show”

Ned Tarrant Memorial Tractor Run

🚜🚜 Only three days to go until the Ned Tarrant Memorial Tractor Run which will take place on Sunday the 29th of April 📅 It is in aid of Mallow Search and Rescue. Registration is taking place at 11:45am in Kilcorney Social Centre! ⏱📍It is €20 per tractor 💰Tractors will depart at 12:30pm. Don’t forget the run will be followed by a BBQ at Moll Carthy’s Bridge 🍔🌭 Banteer Macra 🚜🚜
[read more …] “Ned Tarrant Memorial Tractor Run”

Millstreet Vintage Club Tractor Run on next Sunday April 15th (Tractor Run has been Postponed due to Weather Conditions)

Millstreet Vintage Club Tractor Run which was to be held Tommorrow Sunday April 15th has been postponed due to the Weather Conditions,it will be re-scheduled at a later Date, we will inform people on the new date once we have it set,sorry for any inconvenience caused.

 

 

Millstreet Vintage Club are holding a Tractor Run on next Sunday April 15th.
Sign on at the Wallis Arms in Millstreet from 11am with take off at 12.30 pm Sharp,Nice Scenic Route planned with the Run returning back to Millstreet for the Finish. 
All Tractors both Old and New are welcome to take Part, for more details contact Johnny Flynn at 087 9230332.

Pat Shortt – ‘How’s Tings!’

Following a string of sold out shows in Macroom over the last number of years the one and only Pat Shortt returns to Macroom on May 5th with ‘How’s Tings?’,the hit show which has been selling out all over Ireland and the UK!

In a night of music and mayhem, Ireland’s most popular comedian explores all sorts of tings. Big tings and little tings. Personal tings and tings that are not so personal. Important international tings and tings that only affect the parish. In Shortt, it’s a funny show about tings!

Riverside Park Hotel, Saturday 5th May at 8:00pm – Tickets €28 available online at macroom.ie or by calling 087 1663395.  [read more …] “Pat Shortt – ‘How’s Tings!’”

Divine Mercy Novena Concludes on Sunday 8th April 2018 at 3pm

The annual Divine Mercy Novena is held at St. Patrick's Church, Millstreet at 3pm daily all this week. Everyone is very welcome. On Divine Mercy Sunday , 12th April 2015 Confessions with visiting Priests begin at 2.30pm and will continue throughout the ceremony which begins at 3pm. Sacred objects will also be blessed during the ceremony. We thank a member of the Organising Committee for alerting us to this important notice. Click on the images taken in 2014 to enlarge. (S.R.)
The annual Divine Mercy Novena is being held at St. Patrick’s Church, Millstreet at 3pm daily since Good Friday 30th March 2018.   On Divine Mercy Sunday, 8th April, Confessions with visiting Priests begin at 2.30pm and will continue throughout the ceremony which begins at 3pm. Sacred objects will also be blessed during the ceremony. We thank the Organising Committee for alerting us to this important notice. Click on the images taken in 2014 to enlarge.   (S.R.)

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