Pipe Band 60th Celebrations

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)

2011 Feile Cheoil in Millstreet Community School on April 17th


Feile Cheoil

Sraid An Mhuilinn

Clar

 

Starting times are as follows:

Confined Competitions ……..12.30p.m.

Open Competitions……..1.30p.m.

Sunday 17th April 2011 at Millstreet Community School

Rince Set  U10,U12,U15,U18

Rince Foirne …..Two Hand Hornpipe

Two Hand Jig

Rakes of Mallow

Competition age groups under 8 (8-10,), (10-12),  (12-15), (15-18)

  • Feadog stain and flute
  • Button and piano accordian, melodion and concertina
  • Fiddle
  • Misc
  • Amhranaiocht i nGailge (also under 6)
  • English Ballad (also under 6)
  • Aithriseoreacht inGailge (also under 6)
  • Duet
  • Trio
  • Polka and Slide (any instrument)

A separate competion will be run on the day where there are sufficient  Competitors for one particular instrument.

where there at least three competitors.

Confined and open competitions

(Confined sections covers Community School catchment area, Millstreet Parish, Dromtariffe, Kilcorney, Carriganima, Hollymount and Rathcoole. )

ENTRIES TAKEN ON THE DAY OF THE COMPETITIONS

TWO EURO PER COMPETITOR FOR EACH COMPETITION

Teas, sandwiches and refreshments will be on sale in the school shop

 

Millstreet Walking Festival

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

Sean Radley’s Night

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 credit to Duhallow and to the Town of Millstreet
A nicer person than him one could not wish to meet
[read more …] “Sean Radley’s Night”

Seán Radley – Celebration Night

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.

Contact: Derry Morley, Chairman, Organising Committee

[read more …] “Seán Radley – Celebration Night”

General Election 2011 – LTV Broadcast on 21st, 22nd & 23rd February

One of the many election posters on display in the Millstreet area. This poster for Michael Moynihan, T. D. (Fianna Fáil) is at the Square, Millstreet. LTV Local Television will broadcast a special Gerneral Election 2011 Programme on Monday, 21st February at 7.30 p.m. (time yet to be fully confirmed) where all participating Candidates who wish to share their thoughts will be given equal time opportunity on the transmission. The very same recorded programme will be repeated on the following two nights at the same time. Programme Co-ordinator is LTV's Dan Joe Kelleher.

Áine Collins Campaign Launch

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>

Imbolc 2011 – Smaointe den scoth i mBaile Bhuirne!

Information in Irish follows the English version.

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 Secret Garden Garden Centre Newmarket

A visit from Santa  14 December · 18:00 – 21:00

Come along and meet Santa, he’ll be sitting by the fire in the Tea Room, waiting to hear what your little ones would like for Christmas!

No fee. No Toys. Just Santa & Christmas Magic!

Hot Drinks & Cake available.

For the grown ups 20% off all Chritsmas Stock in the Tea Room (excluding 3rd party crafts) and some mulled wine……

Millstreet Christmas Market

Hi Everyone,

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.
Thank you,
Members of the Christmas Lights Committee
Noirin Twomey, Joseph Lawlor, Catherine Pomeroy, Nicola Mc Mahon

Upcoming Events in Aubane

Santa on his visit to Aubane in 2006. He's coming again on December 12th

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:

DancingSet 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”

A Night at the Castle – update

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.

Full details are available in the previous posts:

Marina sings for Children in the Chapel of the Little Flower

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.

It will be followed by a Mulled Wine Reception in the adjacent assembly hall, all of which is [read more …] “Marina sings for Children in the Chapel of the Little Flower”

Self-Build 2010

The Self-Build Show makes its way to the Green Glens this weekend after what has been a hectic few weeks for Green Glens, after the National Dairy Show, the Owners Pony Show

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 Back On Air

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)

Pony Show returns to Green Glens

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.

NEW for 2010 are:

Paddy McCarthy 90th Anniversary Commemoration

Volunteer Paddy McCarthy
90th Anniversary Commemoration

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

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”