Heritage Meeting at Wallis Arms Hotel on Tuesday 21st March at 8.30pm

An important Heritage Meeting regarding the Church and the Mill with the final presentation to be viewed and discussed before going to print will take place at the Wallis Arms Hotel on Tuesday, 21st March 2017 at 8:30pm.  All are very welcome to this important meeting.  We thank Margaret Bourke for this significant notice.  (S.R.)

Annual Daffodil Coffee Morning on Thursday 23rd March 2017 from 9:30 a.m.

The Annual Daffodil Coffee Morning (coordinated by Mary Fitzgerald & dedicated Supporters) will take place in Millstreet G.A.A. Community Hall this Thursday, 23rd March 2017 from 9:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m..  All are very welcome to this important and praiseworthy fundraising event.  (S.R.)

Annual Carriganima Parade on Sunday 19th March 2017 at 3pm

Seán Murphy in his St. Patrick’s Day Parade at Rathmore winning entry reminding us that the Carriganima Parade begins at 3pm tomorrow (Sunday, 19th March 2017). William Fitzgerald will be providing lots of atmospheric Country-and-Western plus Irish Music in advance of the highly anticipated excellent Parade. Also included in our image above is Sgt. Paul Lynch.  Click on the image to enlarge. (S.R.)
Best Window Display 2017 at Rathmore Parade.

Breaking News – Eily to be Grand Marshal of Millstreet Parade 2017!

Eily Buckley has been honoured with the highly prestigious role of Grand Marshal in this Friday’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade beginning at 5pm in Millstreet. Sincere congratulations to Eily who so richly deserves this great honour. The tradition of Grand Marshal for our annual Parade is new and we are very grateful to Margaret Bourke for suggesting the establishment of such an important role in the magnificent annual event. Do look out for Eily in a superb truly historic open vintage car at the beginning of the Parade. Eily will then join the many Guests on the Reviewing Stand in The Square. Click on the image to enlarge. (S.R.)

Millstreet St. Patrick’s Day Parade 2017

MILLSTREET ST PATRICKS DAY PARADE 2017

CALLING ALL CLUBS, SCHOOLS, GROUPS, PRE SCHOOL AND INDIVIDUALS TO TAKE PART.

DENNY POP MEMORIAL CUP FOR BEST FLEET ON THE DAY

VARIOUS CASH PRIZES UP FOR GRABS ON THE DAY FOR PEOPLE TAKING PART

LIVE MUSIC IN THE SQUARE FROM 4.30 PM

FREE FACE PAINTING IN THE E CENTRE FROM 4.30 PM

PARADE COMMENCES AT 5.00 PM IN THE GREEN GLENS CARPARK STATION ROAD

Next “Radio Treasures” on St. Patrick’s Week – Tuesday 14th March 2017

Coinciding with the administration of the Sacrament of Confirmation in Millstreet the next “Radio Treasures” on Cork Music Station will be broadcast from 9:30 pm on Tuesday, 14th March 2017.  Because that will be St. Patrick’s Week the emphasis will be on music and song of Ireland.  (S.R.)

Coffee Morning for MS Ireland by MCS Tuesday from 10:30 am in Millstreet Parish Centre

Left to right standing: Ciara Manning, Eibhlís Kelleher, Leah Guerin, Zitta Pakaphwela, Michela Malizia.
Seated: Nora O’Sullivan and Denise Healy.   All preparing for Tuesday’s Coffee Morning at Millstreet Parish Centre in aid of MS Ireland Fund.   We thank MCS Chaplain John Magee for the photo and caption and we congratulate the TY Students for choosing such a worthy cause for their inspiring project.  (S.R.)

Isla Grant Interview with John Greene This Evening on C103 at 7

We thank Presenter, John Greene, for the following advance information relating to this evening’s radio interview.  (S.R.)

Born in Scotland but known throughout the world as ‘Emerald Isla’ because of her close connection with this country, and possibly also because her Great, Great, Great Grandmother came from Glengarriff, there is no doubting that Isla Grant is now firmly established as an International Country Music Star.

From a dairy-farming background on the Scottish border, Isla Grant worked her way up the entertainment ladder to become a prolific singer-songwriter, now filling concert halls in faraway places such as Australia, New Zealand and Sri Lanka. In fact in Australis, one of her songs is credited with ending a lengthy drought which was causing farmers to take their own lives.

On this week’s edition of ‘Where The Road Takes Me, John Greene invites you to hear her story, listen to her songs, and spend an hour in her company.

But her rise to stardom wasn’t trouble free. In June of 1992, a few months before she married, Isla and Al were involved in a horrific road crash, when a male driver on his incorrect side of the road hit them head-on. The serious injuries that she suffered paled into insignificance compared to dealing with the anxiety disorder Agrophobia, which re-surfaced as a result of the accident.

Faith in the Lord and the love and support of her husband enabled her to return to the stage after a five year absence, when it was initially feared that she would never sing again. The song ‘It’s a dream come true’, was written in thanksgiving. continue reading the full article “Isla Grant Interview with John Greene This Evening on C103 at 7”

Tiny Steps for Preemie Babies

On March 19th there will be a family friendly timed 5km/10km run/walk in aid of Cork Neonatal Unit, which will begin and end at the Top Of Coom, Kilgarvan, Co. Kerry.

Buggy friendly — Timed event — Run/Walk begins at 12 noon — Registration at 10:30am –Charity Number CHY17293

See more at fb.me/tinystepsforpreemiebabies or @tinystepsforpreemiebabies

Visitor from Florida U.S.A. to Visit Millstreet

The following message was recently received from Becky Mantle Starks of Florida USA.  (S.R.)

Hello !   I plan to be in Millstreet in late March, likely March 30 and 31.
my goal is to find more information about my grandfather Thomas Bartholomew Mantle b. County Cork 1820, d. Kentucky USA 1903
and/or his likely father Thomas C. Mantle b. 1799 in Cork.

I have found a Thomas Mantle in the Tithe Applotment
Books, 1823-1837. he is listed several times.
https://familysearch.org/search/record/results?count=20&englishSubcountryName=County%20Cork&query=%2Bgivenname%3AThomas~%20%2Bsurname%3AMantle~%20%2Bbirth_place%3AIreland~%20%2Bbirth_year%3A1798-1832~%20%2Brecord_country%3AIreland%20%2Brecord_subcountry%3A%22Ireland%2CCork%22

I have also found a Thomas Mantle as a butcher in Millstreet, along with a
possible brother, Joseph Mantle in Slater’s Directory
http://www.failteromhat.com/slater/0101.pdf

Would there likely be additional information on him anywhere
in the Millstreet area ?

before arriving in Millstreet, I will have visited the various
repositories in Dublin, but with limited time constraints. any tips
you have for searching there would be appreciated.

Is there anyone you might recommend to guide me in finding more
information about my family in Milstreet ?

I am also sending this via the messenger contact to Millstreet.ie.

Thank you for your consideration in this matter.

Kindest regards,
Becky Mantle Starks
Florida, U.S.

Where The Road Takes Me – 7pm Today on C103

We thank Presenter, John Greene for this advance information regarding this evening’s programme.  (S.R.)

Three and a half thousand people who missed the programme, logged onto our website to hear the podcast of her last guest spot on ‘Where the road takes me’. So to say that West Cork based psychic tarot reader and paranormal investigator Karina Collins is back by popular demand, is not a cliché but a fact.

This week………….

A step by step guide as to what happens when the soul leaves the body after death and heads for the spirit world. In fact it is not uncommon for the soul to ‘jump ship’ and leave the body a few moments before death.

Past lives and re-incarnation, and the 2000 proven case studies of children who spoke about their past lives. The children as young as six gave information about members of their families in a past life, which was later investigated and verified by their parents, and researchers.

A brief history of Tarot cards which goes back to the 15th century. We discover that they are not as scary as they look, and there is much more to them, than just predicting the future.

And……

Recent ground breaking studies which show the power of prayer to heal. Why it is within everybody’s grasp to heal, but why most people do it incorrectly. Karina tells us how……. continue reading the full article “Where The Road Takes Me – 7pm Today on C103”

“Green and Blue” Play at Bruach na Carraige Rockchapel on 8th Feb.

Bruach Na Carraige Rockchapel are delighted to be part of The Blood Alley Theatre Company and Cork County Council “Fit up Theatre Festivals” Following their 2 wonderful performances in Bruach Na Carraige last Wednesday night, the Blood Alley Theatre professional actors are back in Rockchapel next Wednesday night February the 8th with a play “Green and Blue” by Laurance McKeown, and on Wednesday February the 15th. with “My real Life” by Eoin Cotter all shows at 8pm sharp.  Information from 0872205566.
We thank Jack Roche for this notice.  (S.R.)

FEI European Eventing Championships for Young Riders & Juniors 2017

This is the new logo for the 2017 FEI European Eventing Championships for Young Riders & Juniors, which includes Drishane Castle set against the spectacular backdrop of the Clara and Derrynasaggart Mountains.

The best Young Riders and Juniors from across Europe will be vying for success in Millstreet from 19th – 23rd July 2017. Timetables and more details are on millstreet.horse/eu2017 . continue reading the full article “FEI European Eventing Championships for Young Riders & Juniors 2017”