Santa & Christmas Market at The Secret Garden

Santa at The Secret Garden

It wouldn’t be Christmas without our legendary Santa Night! For those of you who have not joined us for this yet, you’ll be delighted to know that we are actually joined by the REAL Santa. No fake-bearded imposters at The Secret Garden! Again, there’s no charge, complimentary mulled wine and a general festive and feel-good evening with more fairy lights than you can shake a stick at.

We shall also have a Christmas Market (undercover) so a chance to buy local crafts including handmade soap, candles and jewellery.

It’s all on Wednesday 7th December 5-9pm at the Secret Garden [read more …] “Santa & Christmas Market at The Secret Garden”

Mary O’Sullivan’s Book Launch in Cullen this Friday at 8 p.m.

Sitting by the traditional fireside Mary O'Sullivan looks forward to the official launch of her much anticipated Book this Friday, 2nd December 2011 at 8.00 p.m. in Cullen Community Centre. The book provides a fascinating insight into the changing face of Ireland over many years. We thank photographer, John Tarrant, for providing us with this superb image. (S.R.)

Marian Players launch Cinderella

Rathmore’s Marian Players will mark their 25th anniversary early in 2012 with a colourful adaptation of Cinderella. On hand to launch the Players’ 25th anniversary in Teach Iosagáin was Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht Jimmy Deenihan TD. Pictured at the launch are public representatives and IRD Duhallow manager Maura Walsh.

Christmas Market & Tea Room

This is becoming an annual event because of the success of previous years. 20+ stands (different each day) There will be a huge selection of unique Christmas gifts and things you just want to keep for yourself. Stand-holders will have an interesting selection handmade and locally produced items for sale including, knitting, paintings, baking, wreaths, computers, jewelery, preserves etc.

For enquirues and further details, send a message to Tricia at: <email>

from Millstreet Development Group

Eucharistic Congress Bell in Millstreet

The Eucharistic Congress Bell which will be in St.Patricks Church, Millstreet this evening for 7:30 mass and remains there until tomorrow morning, is a symbol of the 50th International Eucharistic Congress. The Bell will reflect the invitation to faith, to prayer, to reconciliation and to mission which has always been important in our Christian tradition and is no less so today. The pilgrimage of the bell throughout the Dioceses of Ireland will be a vehicle to:

– Invite people to deepen their communion with Christ and with one another,

– Promote the pastoral aims of the Congress, [read more …] “Eucharistic Congress Bell in Millstreet”

Boxing in the Green Glens

We had been waiting for news of upcoming boxing at the Green Glens arena, and this morning’s Examiner confirms the news:

“BIG-TIME boxing returns to the Green Glens Arena in Millstreet on December 10 when Rylane Boxing Club combine with the Garda Boxing Club to stage a show that will be built around the annual visit of the NYPD to box a Garda selection.

It was at the Green Glens that Steve Collins stripped Chris Eubank of his WBO world super middleweight title and, after confirming his superiority over the former [read more …] “Boxing in the Green Glens”

It Runs in the Family

Millstreet Community School T.Y. Drama Group will present the hilarious comedy “It runs in the family”, a two act play guaranteed to banish those winter blues! The cast, backroom team and producers Jennifer O’Donoghue and Margaret Buckley have put in a big effort so come out and give your support to the stars of the future (and the present) to what promises to be a great night out. It’s on at the Community School Tuesday to Thursday November 22, 23, 24th starting at 8pm sharp. Tickets €8 and €5 available at 029-70087.
From left: Donagh Murphy, Joanne O’Riordan, Conor Meade, Nadine Spillane, Stephen Crowley, Padraig McCarthy, Mark O’Sullivan, a skeleton, Colm Barrett, Andrew Roche and Haley Whitby. Missing from photo: Kelly Murphy.

Preparing for the Centenary of Millstreet’s Carnegie Hall

Attending the first meeting (at the Wallis Arms Hotel) concerning the upcoming centenary of our Carnegie Hall in West End, Millstreet - members of Millstreet Community Council and Guests. If you have special memories regarding the Carnegie Hall we would very much appreciate it if you would share them with us here on our Comment Line or by emailing <email> - Many thanks. (S.R.)

Michael Commins Monday Night Show in Galway – Further Details

The official poster illustrating the Annual Michael Commins Country & Western Shows taking place in the Salthill Hotel, Galway. Details of the Kealy's Bus timetable which will be travelling to the Monday Show are given below. (S.R.)

To give people an opportunity to attend this wonderful event a special bus has [read more …] “Michael Commins Monday Night Show in Galway – Further Details”

Michael Commins Country-and-Western Show in Galway on Monday Night

Michael Commins of MidWest Radio with singer AnnMarie O'Riordan of Rathcoole

Midwest Radio Presenter Supreme, Michael Commins (and Journalist par excellence in the “Farmers Journal”) has been presenting the Annual Michael Commins Country & Western Shows in Galway with phenomenal success.   And there is a wonderful opportunity to attend the Monday Show for fans of that ever popular musical genre.

There is a fabulous line-up again this year for the Monday night Show that includes Big Tom McBride, Foster & Allen, Crystal Swing, Matt Keane, John Glenn, Gene Stuart, Sam O’Doherty, P.J. Murrihy, Nan Tom, Matt Cunningham, Jacqui Sharkey, Bernadette Ruddy, Jason Travers, John Kelly, Gerry Walsh and Donncha O’Dúlaing (RTÉ).

A bus leaves Cullen at 4.00 p.m. on this Monday evening (7th November 2011) and arrives in the Square, Millstreet at 4.15 p.m..   Then onwards to the Salthill Hotel in Galway for this truly magnificent Musical Show.   Entry is €30.00 and for enquiries regarding the cost of the return bus journey please contact Kealy’s Coaches, Cullen on 087-799 4045.

LTV2 Millstreet will also be recording a number of interviews at this prestigious event.   For an absolutely amazing true Country & Western Musical experience with such a galaxy of very famous Stars this is an opportunity which rarely presents itself.   (S.R.)

Volunteers to do the New Year’s Day swim needed – sign up now



New Years swim 2012 at the Boeing / Blackwater

Volunteers to do the swim needed – sign up now

Swim to raise much needed money for Cork North West branch of Multiple Sclerosis Ireland.




Gerald O Farrell 087 7963162

Margaret Crean 087 2212864

Eileen Murphy 086 8654341

[read more …] “Volunteers to do the New Year’s Day swim needed – sign up now”

In the Corkman – 6th Oct 2011

  • Millstreet Country Park launches it’s new Ecology Module Programs for Junior and Leaving Certificate Classes,
  • information on the upcoming Dairy Show (15th Oct),
  • all the Millstreet GAA news, and
  • all the other bits of information.
  • Millstreet 3-11 Newmarket 2-5: MILLSTREET produced the firepower to ward off Newmarket in an entertaining Coiste Óg North Cork U16 A Football League Final on a staging in Kiskeam.
  • All the news from Kilcorney / Rathcoole
  • There’s a Model Tractor driving competition at the Dairy Show in the Green Glens in Millstreet next weekend.  [read more …] “In the Corkman – 6th Oct 2011”
  • Meet the Author – Larry O’Loughlin

    Larry O’Loughlin is a storyteller, author and playwright. He has written thirteen books for children and teenagers. Two of his titles for teenagers, ‘Is Anybody Listening?’ and ‘Breaking The Silence’, were awarded the prestigious International White Raven citation, and he was shortlisted for the Bisto Book Of The Year Award for ‘The Goban Saor’ and ‘Is Anybody Listening?’ His collection of children’s poetry ‘Worms Can’t Fly’, co-authored with his daughter Aislinn O’Loughlin is one of the top selling collections published for children in the last two decades, and his poetry for children has been  [read more …] “Meet the Author – Larry O’Loughlin”

    Millstreet Autumn Walking Festival

    Walk in the footsteps of legends as Millstreet’s upcoming Festival traces the route of O’ Sullivan Bere’s epic winter march over 400 years ago from Castletown Bere to Leitrim!
    Our ‘A’ Walk between Ballyvourney and Millstreet traces the route over arguably the most rugged and beautiful part of this entire journey.
    We earnestly hope to finish the day with less casualties than O’ Sullivan Bere suffered!!

    Our ‘B’ & ‘C’ Walks are similarly rewarding with no less a personage than Minister for Tourism and Sport Leo Varadkar stating that our ‘B’ Walk (The Claragh Loop) is his ‘ favourite festival walk of 2011’ .

    Our ‘ C’ Walk reflects the historical influence of landlords in Millstreet. Commencing at the Wallis Arms Hotel and taking us past the ruins of the once magnificent Mount Leader Estate to a viewing point on Claragh Mountain overlooking Millstreet and the Blackwater Valley.

    Full restaurant facilities are provided by the Wallis Arms Hotel which is Base Camp for the Festival.

    Looking forward to you joining us for what is certain to be a memorable walking experience.

    Read the full details on the Festival Brochure.

    [read more …] “Millstreet Autumn Walking Festival”

    Millstreet Macra news this week

    Millstreet Macra held a very successful inaugural Pitch and Putt tournament on Sunday, 14th August in Millstreet. Seven teams competed for the top two spots with those victorious teams earning cash prize. The overall winners were Seán Óg O’ Connor, Shane Browne (both Millstreet) and Willie John Buckley (Newmarket). It is hoped to make this a regular event so keep an eye out for further dates.

    We are also helping to host a Field Day in Macroom (as a member of Muskerry Macra). It takes place Sunday 21st August in Murray Field, Macroom from 1pm. Entry free! Many games, races and novelty events inc.a fancy dress competition will take place as well as a dog show -the four categories are best small dog, best large dog, best dog handled by a child and best fancy dress! Hope to see you all there!

    Horse Show Week

    This is the week of the Summer Horse Show in the Green Glens.

    From the Irish Independent: “The Horse Show begins next Wednesday, with 5,000 entries and over 800 horses stabled on the site. A huge audience is expected at the Co Cork venue.”

    With this there will be an influx of horse lovers to the Millstreet area over the next week, with the first lorries having already arrived this morning. For all information on the show, see [read more …] “Horse Show Week”