Dr. Mary Leader’s Book Launch in Boherbue on Saturday at 8.15 p.m.

The official launch by Eileen Linehan of IRD Duhallow of Dr. Mary Joyce Leader’s new Children’s Book “The Waiting Room Christmas Tree” (“Crann Nollag an Seomra Feithimh”) will take place in the Library of Boherbue Comprehensive School at 8.15 p.m. on this Saturday, 1st December 2012.   MC for the very special occasion is Frank O’Sullivan.   A night of music, dance, old Irish carols, mince pies and mulled wine!  (S.R.)

Millstreet Gramophone Circle on this Friday at 8.15 p.m.

MILLSTREET GRAMOPHONE CIRCLE: This month’s presentation will take place on Friday 16th Nov.  at 8.15p.m.   Guest presenter is Eithne O’Keeffe, Boherbue.   Everyone is very welcome.   (S.R.)

Dromtarriffe Hall: Santa & the Annual Bazaar

Dromtariffe parish hall will have Santa Claus visiting the hall on Sunday December 2nd from 2pm to 6pm he will meet all the kids in his Canta snug and has promised to light up the Christmas Tree around 6pm if all the kids sing some Christmas carols for him,this Christmas party includes disco,small gift from Santa,and picture taken with Santa (optional)Tickets on the door admission €7 per child, Family deals available. Refreshments served.
Dromtariffe Parish Hall are also holding the annual Bazaar on Sunday November 25th @ 2pm. Great prizes and bargains for all.

Self-Build 2012 – this weekend

The 2012 Self Build Cork show is packed full of features, whether you are looking to build your own home, simply improve your current one or perhaps you are an architect or building professional – this show has something for you.

  • SelfBuild and Improve your HomeSpeak to companies about your project
  • FREE Next Interior Design Consultations
  • Woodies DIY Demo Area
  • MyHome.ie Design Island
  • Ideas and Inspiration
  • Hundreds of trade exhibitors
  • Specialist product information
  • Special Magazine Offer: 5 Issues for €5
  • Normal entry price €10.00 per person, or get a concession ticket

At the Green Glens, Millstreet, 9-11 November 2012. Friday 9th: 11am-6pm. Saturday 10th & Sunday 11th: 11am-6pm. For more information see selfbuild.ie


Owners’ Pony and Young Riders Show – this weekend

The organisers of the Owners’ Pony and Young Riders Show are aiming to celebrate raising €250,000 for charity at the Green Glens, Millstreet this weekend. The venue has been home to the event for 14 of its 26 years and spokesman Keith Griffin said its popularity had not dimmed.

“Entries seem to be on target, and we are close to 3,000 again. The recession is hitting people now, but we are very happy with the response. Over the years, we have raised a total of €240,000 for charity. We made €10,000 last year and if we do the same this year, I will be very happy,” he said. [Read the full article on the Examiner]

Of course entry is FREE for spectators. [read more …] “Owners’ Pony and Young Riders Show – this weekend”

County Senior Football Final

Kevin Crowley is on the Duhallow team, though he’s still injured after doing his collar bone in an earlier round.

However Millstreet will be represented in Pairc Uí Chaoímh as the Millstreet Pipe Band will be providing entertainment before and during the match!

Also, don’t forget that our Minor footballers play in the semi-final of the Premier 2 league this Friday evening against Fermoy, in Fermoy at 8pm, under lights, as the minors go for their third trophy of the season! [result: Fermoy 1-9 Millstreet 0-6]

Halloween Bat Evening

http://www.millstreetcountrypark.com/2012images/bats2.jpgMillstreet Country Park are hosting a Halloween Bat Talk and Specimens display lead by Mr. Conor Kelleher of BatConservation Ireland (BCI) at 2.30pm-3.45pm on Tuesday 30th October 2012.
This is a free event. Entrance to the park is free all winter. Tea, Coffee and Cakes available everyday. Opening hours for park and cafe are 10-4pm daily.

Bank Holiday Halloween Weekend

Fri 26th – Mon 29th Oct

Spooky Activities for kids including scary scavenger hunt, tree face spotting and gathering natural items to put on freaky skeleton trees! Competition for best costume in the park 26th – 31st October.

Hallloween – Wednesday 31st Oct

Lots of Spooky activities to do around the park.

Keith Sheehan Memorial Match

The second ‘Keith Sheehan Memorial Match’ is due to take place on Sunday 28th of October at the Los Zarcos football pitch, Station Road, Millstreet.

The giants of the Millstreet soccer scene, Los Zarcos FC will once again take on a team of Keith’s closest friends and family in recognition and celebration of his life and the sport he loved!

All of the participants are committed to keeping his memory and spirit alive…and would love to have your support on the day, so please come along and help us to celebrate the 22 wonderful years Keith gave us!

Kick-off is 15:30, Sunday 28. October 2012 – come one, come all!

All are welcome to join us in The Hotel after the match

See you there!!

More details from the Facebook Event Page, or contact Colin @ <email>


Free Talk ‘Garden Birds’ by Jim Wilson

Renowned author and broadcaster, Jim Wilson will be giving a talk on Irish garden birds at the Secret Garden on Sunday October 28th (3-4pm). After two hard winters and a bad summer bird numbers are low so Jim will be advising on how to make your garden a haven for wildlife. This is a great opportunity to hear the advice and knowledge of Jim’s experience.

Jim Wilson is a wildlife writer, broadcaster, filmmaker, tour leader and past national chairman of BirdWatch Ireland. He is a regular contributor to The Mooney Show on RTE 1 Radio. He has written a number of books including [read more …] “Free Talk ‘Garden Birds’ by Jim Wilson”

Apple Day – come and join us in the celebration of all things apple

Free Event – Apple Day This Sunday, 21st October (1 – 5pm) will be the fourth year that we have held an Apple Day. For those of you that grow or are thinking of growing apples, the delightful John McNamara of McNamara Nurseries will be on hand to answer questions and offer advice. He always brings along a selection of apples from the orchard so that you can taste different apples.We’ll also be joined by Ballyhoura Apple Farm who will be offering tastings and selling their award-winning juices and apple products.

We’ll be serving hot soup in the tea room from 1pm, along with a selection of apple treats, and there will be apple fun and games – including the longest peel competition!

As there are no apples without bees, there will be [read more …] “Apple Day – come and join us in the celebration of all things apple”

REBEL ÓG FUN WALK in aid of Millstreet Juvenile GAA and the Mercy Hospital

Millstreet Juvenile GAA will host a ‘Fun Walk’ on Saturday 29th up Clara Mountain (weather dependent … please check back for change in walk venue). We will meet at the GAA Hall at 11am and refreshments will be served in the hall when we return from the walk. All proceeds will be split equally between the club and the Mercy Hospital. All children who collect €10 or more will receive a ‘Rebel Óg’ watch. All children to be accompanied by adults. Everyone welcome. Please support!

Contact Ciara 087 9533213 for sponsorship cards. All sponsorship cards to be returned Saturday morning.