In the interest of health and safety a maximum of 44 cars will be permitted to park within the Tubrid environs for the annual Tubrid Mass which takes place at 7:30pm on Friday, 26th May 2017. This traffic arrangement will allow important access should any emergency vehicle be called upon. We thank James for alerting us to this new parking plan for the annual Mass. (S.R.)
Entries are invited for Millstreet Soap Box Derby 2017 which was scheduled to take place on Sunday 30th July from K&L Headquarters at Mount Leader proceeding to Clara Road. This date has now been brought forward one week. It now takes place on Sunday, 23rd July 2017 and the entry fee is €30.00. Now is the time to be considering the building of safe creative Soap Boxes. This was a hugely popular event when held two years ago. It is being coordinated by Millstreet Men’s Shed. Further information from Ivor Horton – on 087 363 3210 or by emailing ivorahorton@ gmail.com (S.R.)
Teach Iosagain, Rathmore, Co Kerry
3 routes to choose from 55k,85k and 110k.
€20 for cycling Ireland members
€30 for non cycling Ireland members
More information on our Facebook page
Cuilinn Uí Chaoimh
will take place this year on
Sunday 25th June, starting at 12 noon
Competitions in Singing (English & Irish), music (all instruments including duets, trios and bands), Poetry (English & Irish), Sean-Nós Dancing and Set-Dancing
The Feis will be held in Cullen GAA grounds.
Schedule for Feis Laitiarain [from Millstreet Comhaltas]
Hi to all our friends in the Millstreet area. The Multiple Sclerosis Society of Ireland Fermoy Branch (North & East Cork) walk the Galtee mountains yearly in aid of those living in our community with MS. It’s a fun day out for all the family, fully supported by the Red Cross & our many volunteers.
This year we are looking for a few more volunteers to help us with the event
We are looking for people with hill walking experience to join our stewarding group; this is split into two shifts (8am-12.30 & 12.30-5pm) If this is something you are interested in & perhaps help out with: please contact Mary on 087-6682834 asap for more information. If you want to see more feel free to pop over to our Facebook page.
This year Paddy O’ Brien celebrates 30 years in Country music. Throughout his career he has recorded 32 albums all of which are available on CD with 16 also on DVD. He has had numerous hits including Marion’s Rose, Louisiana, Keep On The Sunnyside, Heaven Won’t Be Heaven, Never Grow Old, Out To California and You Seldom Come To See Me Anymore. … continue reading the full article “The Legendary Paddy O’Brien Returns to Macroom”
On June 4th the Daly Gathering for 2017 will take place in Ballygriffin, Mallow.
There are lots of speakers on the day, but one that may be very interesting to us in Millstreet: “The Dalys of Millstreet and Novohaldaly Cork to Clare to Buffalo, New York”, presented by retired U.S. Navy Captain Karem A. Daly, Niantic, Conneticut (3:15pm to 3:45pm)
Retired U.S. Navy Captain Karen Daly, earned her Doctor of Medicine at the UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine and holds advanced licensure and certification in psychiatry, specializing in psychosomatic medicine. … continue reading the full article “Ó Dálaigh Ancestral Remembrance Day”
Thunder and Rain from Colorado will be touring Ireland from Thursday 11 May to Monday 22 May and will be playing Millstreet Library Fri. 19th: Millstreet Library at 11.30 a.m. on Friday 19th. Thunder and Rain are a four-piece country /bluegrass band. They got a fine write-up in Bluegrass Today. They feature Errin Peet-Lukes(guitar, vocals), Pete Weber (mandolin, vocals), Chris Herbst(dobro), and Ian Haggle (bass, vocals; previously here with the Martin Gilmore Trio). [from the Bluegrass Ireland Blog].
You can listen to some of their music on their website: ThunderAndRainMusic.com … continue reading the full article “Thunder and Rain”
We thanks John Greene, Presenter supreme for background information on this evening’s Programme. (S.R.)
Many towns and villages close to Cork City showed a population increase in Census 2016. In the Mizen, Sheep’s Head and Beara peninsulas the story was much different. Rural decline is a real problem here.
In this week’s edition of ‘Where the road takes me’, John Greene visits the village of Goleen on the Mizen peninsula. Here the locals joke that one of their neighbouring parishes is New York. But unlike New York, this village has already lost its Garda station, has a limited GP service and the priest is now based in Schull. The local football team who won a junior football championship last year, have since lost three of their best players to emigration, with more due to follow. There’s an air of uncertainty over the future of the local post office. … continue reading the full article “Goleen on “Where the Road Takes Me” This Evening from 7 on C103″
Millstreet Community School Transition Year Fashion Show takes place in the School Sports Hall next Friday night 5th May at 8 pm . Adult tickets €10. Student tickets €5 .The clothes will be from shops and boutiques all over north Cork All proceeds to Millstreet Hospital, Marymount Hospice and The Donal Walshe Foundation. We thank Derry Morley for this important notice. (S.R.)
Photos by Noirín’s Boutique:
Reported on the Millstreet Community School website
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Between them they have nearly 200 years of experience in playing traditional Irish music and dozens of medals at all levels, in Fleadh, Scór, Siansa Gael Linn and others. Indeed, a little-known fact is that many of them are set dancers themselves, some even winning titles at All-Ireland level. They understand the dancers’ need for lively rhythmic music. The band has a dedicated following across the country and even the world.
The Shandrum Céilí Band were in existence from the 1950s to the 1970s and, with their blessing, the current band was established in December 2014. … continue reading the full article “Twice All-Ireland Champions Shandrum Céilí Band CD Launch this Sat. Night in Buttevant”
And we share lots more images from the very impressive launch at which the national Coordinator, Joan attended as well as Nathan’s parents, Maria and Denis and Family. … continue reading the full article “Nathan’s Walk 2017 Launched in Killarney”
Joan Kennelly of Inniscarra is the Presenter of the Musical Programme at “The Music Room” in Boherbue’s Pearse Memorial Hall this Thursday, 4th May at 8pm. All are very welcome. (S.R.)
Language and Culture Night
Date: Friday 12th May 2017
Venue: Millstreet Community School library / canteen
The night will be a chance to celebrate the many languages and cultures represented in our school and in the Millstreet area. Admission is free. All are welcome
This week on “Where the road takes me”, we conclude the two part programme on Bandon Community Hospital. ‘From Workhouse to Cottage Hospital to state of the art Community Hospital’, traces the history of this building since it began its days as a workhouse in 1841.
Workhouse historian Peter Higginbotthom tells us how patients with mental health problems back then were admitted to a special unit for ‘Idiots’ and ‘lunatics’.
Liam Calnan, son of former Fianna Fail Senator Peter Calnan, remembers the days of the Cottage hospital, and when planning permission was withdrawn as quickly almost as it was granted.
Former nurses Ann Johnson and Maureen Mehigan remember the good and sad days at the hospital.
O’Keeffe’s Supervalu Millstreet, would like to invite you to an Open Catering Evening on the 3rd of May from 6.30pm to 8pm.
We will be show-casing our new catering range on offer locally. From BBQ meats, gourmet sandwiches and salads to all the nice sweets and treats, and our renowned custom made cake range. Also on the night there will be a draw for a special prize for those who attend. No catering project is too large or too small. Please contact Niall for further enquiries.
Coordinated by Dave Murphy and his dedicated Team a group of cyclists from Cork City and beyond will stop for refreshments in Millstreet on Saturday morning in the Parish Centre. The event is in aid of “Cork’s Little Heroes”. Last year the inspiring participants had their welcome break in Millstreet GAA Community Hall. (S.R.)
Mary Buckley of Laught, Rathcoole, will be holding a Tea/Coffee Day again this year on the 1st May (Monday) from 10am until 6pm in her home. The proceeds of the day will go to the Mercy Hospital Foundation. Kettle on the boil all day long and plenty of home-baking.
All Welcome. Hope to see ye all there.