Millstreet Pipe Band will be having a 60th Anniversary Celebration at the Dromhall Hotel, Killarney, Co. Kerry on March 26th 2011, with music on the night by the Kelt.
This is an opportunity for the Millstreet Community & for past members to join in with the celebrations of the band.
This Patrick’s Day marks 60 years playing in the Millstreet St.Patricks Day Parade, and that 60 years is a huge achievement because it is 60 years of unbroken service, the kind of which is rarely seen these days.
There are two members of the first Se.Patricks Day Parade still playing in the band for the 60th Parade this year. Is this a record, for 60 years of unbroken service?
(click on the poster on the left for the details in full)
Coming up next month is the all new Millstreet Walking Festival, which promises to bring a large number of walkers to the area over the weekend of the 9th/10th April. It promises to be a very enjoyable weekend with walks to suit everyone. Click on the images above to see the brochure which has the details of the festival (published this week), or view the brochure in its original pdf form: walking flyer.pdf
A final Reminder That the Macra Mystery tour is on this Saturday night Feb 26th. Tickets are selling fast so please book your tickets fast so not to miss out.
Tickets are priced at €20.00 and are available from James @ 085 2751235 or Rebecca @ 087 9492965.
A man who deserves to be in the limelight
On February the nineteenth at Noel C Duggan’s Green Glens Arena ’twill be Sean Radley’s night
A likeable character in every way
We do need more like him is all one can say
A Celebration Night in honour of Seán Radley in the Green Glens Arena, Millstreet on Saturday, February 19th 2011 at 7.30 p.m. Light Refreshments. Musical Entertainment and Bar Facilities.
Tickets at €10 are available in shops and public houses in Millstreet as well as from any member of the organising committee.
Local FG candidate Áine Collins is launching her campaign next Monday night 31st January at 8pm in the Wallis Arms. MEP Seán Kelly will be in attendance. All are welcome to go along and find out more about her and what she stands for.
On Twitter she asks: “what issues are important to you, the people of Cork North West?“. Contact Áine on Twitter, Facebook, by email:<email>
On the 12th of February eight of the most original and innovative thinkers in Ireland gather in Ballyvourney, Co. Cork, to give a day of talks on the ground-breaking projects they are working on. The name of the conference is “Imbolc”, and perhaps the most innovative facet of the whole event is that it is taking place entirely through the medium of the Irish language. This event is a perfect antidote to the negativity and paralysis that many in Ireland feel at the moment, and our goal is to inspire and challenge the audience to push the borders in their own thinking.
It is a one-day event, with each of the eight speakers given twenty minutes to make their presentation. As the speakers come from a wide range of disciplines, including business, science, the arts, and technology, this format will give the greatest opportunity for variety and the greatest possibility for cross-pollination of ideas. [read more …] “Imbolc 2011 – Smaointe den scoth i mBaile Bhuirne!”
The Christmas Market is on this weekend. We have 27 stands with a huge variety of arts, crafts, fashion, photography, home wear, plants and centre pieces, cards and a million other things I can’t name. The hall has been decorated festively and we will have a tea room to contemplate your purchases.
We would really appreciate it if you could drop in on Friday evening after work (from 4 – 9pm). The Ladies and Gentlemen involved in organising the concert in Drishane will be there in full costume and we will have mulled wine waiting for you.
While we are not having an official opening it would be great to have lots of support on the first night with the hope that you will spread the word and your friends and relations will pop in over the weekend.
Members of the Christmas Lights Committee
Noirin Twomey, Joseph Lawlor, Catherine Pomeroy, Nicola Mc Mahon
There is a busy social schedule in Aubane from now until the Christmas period with singing, dancing, cards, parties and even a visit by the great man Santa himself! The full schedule is below:
Dancing – Set dancing continues every Monday night at 9.30pm in Aubane Community Centre. All the best Polka sets and Hornpipes are promised in these lively sessions and all are welcome to come along and join in. Just to note dancing will continue all through the Christmas period weather permitting, so it is an excellent opportunity to burn off a few mince pies!
Cards – Fun Card Play takes place every Thursday night at 8.30pm in Aubane Community Centre. All are welcome from novice to expert to partake and have some fun.
Santa Claus will be visiting Aubane Community Centre on Sunday 12th December between 2 – 4pm. He will be arriving in a fire engine as flying conditions are predicted to be poor, so Rudolf and all the [read more …] “Upcoming Events in Aubane”
The organisers of the concert ‘A Night at the Castle’ in Drishane on Friday December 3rd have contacted us to say that “It seems that some people are waiting for the release of a concert for the Sunday afternoon – like last year. There will NOT be a Sunday Concert and please buy your tickets before they are sold out !
The concert is in support of Children’s projects. Tickets are available at :
O’Leary’s Family Butchers,
Justyna’s Polish Shop Millstreet,
Green Glens Arena 029 70800, or
if you cannot pick up tickets beforehand, send an email to <email: Green Glens> and they will help you out.
Harpist and singer Marina Cassidy will launch the 2010 Festive Season as part of a full line up of performers in a special benefit evening for children to take place in the recently restored Drishane Castle Chapel, Millstreet on 8 pm Friday December 3rd next.
Called “ A Night at the Castle” – 2009 was the inaugural year of this Concert which was an outstanding success.
Well known Flautist Miriam O’ Sullivan and Accompanist Declan Walsh will complement Marina to make this a truly memorable evening of music and song, in the beautiful setting of the Chapel of the Little Flower.
Also performing on the evening are:
Millstreet Church Choir,
St Augustinian’s Church Polish Choir,
Ms. Louise Bourke Soprano,
Drishane Castle African Gospel Choir and many more.
The show will feature new products and technologies to enable and promote sustainable building practices throughout Ireland. With the price of home heating oil doubling within a year and utility bills rising by double digit percentages, nearly everyone is feeling the effects. But have you considered a house that is so thermally efficient that it does not require a conventional boiler or alternatively using natural sources of energy such as geothermal heating to meet your requirements? Join us at the Self-Build Show in Cork to engage with suppliers and find out all you can about the latest [read more …] “Self-Build 2010”
LTV2 Millstreet, our community-based, non-commercial local television channel is scheduled to be back on air tonight with a broadcast at 10.00 p.m.. The transmission tonight features a repeat of a programme from our archives and a further repeat of another archival programme will be broadcast at 10.00 p.m. on Thurday, 4th November. Our first new programme of the season will be transmitted on Thursday, 11th November at 10.00 p.m.. It is hoped that, in time, we may be in a position to feature our weekly transmissions on the internet giving an opportunity to all our loyal website followers to experience LTV2 Millstreet on a regular basis. (Seán Radley for www.millstreet.ie and LTV2 Millstreet)
The Owners Pony and Young Riders Charity Show 2010 is being held at the Green Glens, Millstreet from Friday October 22nd to Sunday 24th. The popularity of this show is legendary, probably due in no small measure to the fact it it caters for all levels and abilities. Admission is free to all, so go along and give your support.
Assemble: Clara Road, Millstreet.
Parade up Main Street and return to Mill Lane
MacCurtain/McSwiney RFB In Attendance
2.00pm Sunday 31st Oct.
Speaker: Bandon Sinn Féin Cllr. Rachel McCarthy
Fáilte Roimh Cách / All Welcome
Paddy McCarthy (8/Feb/1896-22/Nov/1920)
The late Paddy McCarthy was born in Meelin and reared in Freemount, not far from Millstreet. He became an active member of Óglaigh na hÉireann following the 1916 Easter Rising.
On May 8, 1918 he was charged with a gun offence and imprisoned for 18 months.
He was held in Belfast and in Manchester where he managed to escape in October 1919.
He took part in the capture of Mallow Barracks in September [read more …] “Paddy McCarthy 90th Anniversary Commemoration”