The Drishane Castle Garden Fete was a traditional bi annual established by the Sisters of the Infant Jesus during their time in Drishane Convent 1909 – 1992. It was staged as a fund raiser for the Missions.
It was always an event held close to people’s hearts, attracting crowds of supporters from near and far. Sadly the tradition died when the Sisters’ time in Drishane came to an end, the last one was staged in May 1990 exactly 20 years ago.
2010 sees the revival of the Garden Fete on Sunday May 30th 1pm – 6pm. It promises to be a day of great festivity and celebration. It co incidentally corresponds with the Polish Celebration of “Children’s Day” further ensuring that it will be a fun filled day for all members of the family. The Committee is delighted to offer an afternoon of quality entertainment for all members of the family while also helping Baby Jacob in his lifetime challenge of blindness.
[read more …] “Drishane Garden Fête from the 1930s”
Hi, just to let you know there is a Family Fun Day Fundraiser in Dripsey Sunday 9th of May. Lee Valley Vintage Rally and Auto Jumble at Kilblafer Dripsey. All proceeds raised in aid of:
Motor bike run on the day finishing at Rally. Contact Denis Dineen (087)7460807 or (021)7334421
The 2010 Killarney International Rally of the Lakes is on in a few weeks (April 30th to May 2nd). On the Saturday there will be three stages in and around Millstreet, with a centralised service in Millstreet too.
The Saturday Stages will be 3 special stages ran twice and 1 evening special stage ran once with centralized service in Millstreet. Day 2 Sunday, the stages are 3 special stages ran twice service on Sunday is in Milltown and the rally will finish with one final stage, before the winners are announced at the finish ramp at the Gleneagle Hotel.
Not too many locals competing in the rally this year, probably because of the excessive entry price of €850. Only three sort of locals in the race:
#53 Brendan Dennehy (‘S’ signs)
#9 Alan Ring (munster joinery)
#52 Stephen Linehan (bio-tech)
Timetables and maps are available in local shops along and near the routefor €10. The closest to Millstreet are: Guerins Ballydaly, Dennehy’s Shop, Coleman’s, Anglands (Dromagh). Service in Millstreet is due to start at 12:30pm Saturday, and will probably last 3+ hours, from the first in to the last out.
This article was originally posted on March 26th 2010
Don’t forget that the Millstreet edition of “Round the Fireside” is on Tonight (Monday) 9:50pm!
A special greeting to Pat & Olive Monaghan in Las Vegas, U.S.A. who are very loyal and regular visitors to www.millstreet.ie. Pat telephoned me last night indicating that he had also listened to C103’s “Round the Fireside” on Monday night which featured many Millstreet people and that he had thoroughly enjoyed it. Incidentally, a second programme with the same Millstreet guests airs on next Monday, 19th April at 9.50 p.m. (Irish time). Seán Radley for www.millstreet.ie
You can’t listen to old C103FM programmes at the moment but you can listen to C103FM live. So if you want to hear the programme, tune in at 21:50 GMT.
Originally published on: Apr 15, 2010 @ 12:47
CSR Cadbury’s Rathmore
2010 Pub Quiz
in aid of the Cullen and District Special Needs Association,
Fairfield Tavern, (Doyle’s Bar),
Fri.23rd, April at 9.30pm sharp
€40 per team of 4, €10 per person.
Also Monster Card Game
Cullen Community Centre on Monday May 3rd.
Everyone welcome! Great prizes to be won on the night.
Food and refreshments provided.
Sraid A Mhuilinn
starting times are as follows :
Confined Competitions ………………..12.30pm
Sunday 18th April 2010 at Millstreet Community School
***** Here it is Our first Big Event Of Summer 2010. *****
For The First Time Ever
Wallis Arms Millstreet in association with Spin Southwest
SPIN SOUTHWEST DJ BRIAN YOUNG IN THE CLUB
DJ MARK NEVILLE IN THE FRONT BAR
FREE IN BEFORE 11pm
Lots Of Prize’s And Giveaways On The Night
Great Party Atmosphere Ensured
Make Sure U Get In Early For This Great Event
in aid of
St Patrick’s Church
Green Glens Arena
April 4th 2010 commencing at 1.30p.m.
Live Music with special Guests
Admission €10 Children Free
The Fine Gael Cork North West Constituency AGM takes place in Millstreet this evening. Fine Gael Education Spokesman, Brian Hayes TD will deliver a speech on why there needs to be a new deal between teachers and the Government.
If I had a fiver for everyone who told me that the Department of Education HQ was a downtown office of the Irish teachers’ unions, I would be a very wealthy man. The common perception is that the unions simply click their fingers in Marlborough Street and get everything they want.
It is true that we have seen some dreadful deals down the years where educational outcomes were not the priority. But can it be said after the effective reduction of between 15% to 19% of teachers take home pay over a twelve month period that the teacher unions still dominate the agenda? Any objective observer would have to say that this is not the case.
The March Horse fair is with us again this Sunday February 28th. So be warned and expect to get stuck through town, and not be able to get parking either!
from the Corkman:
Millstreet will come to a standstill on Sunday for its Annual Spring Horse Fair. Despite the passage of time with modern trends surfacing, the hosting has lost none of its crowd pulling appeal for patrons young and old drawn from all over the province.
Millstreet Horse Fair maintains its glamour as a social occasion and an outlet to renew acquaintances with friends. Crowds and attractions have steadily risen over recent years with reservations expressed by gardaí and the local authority to growing difficulties.
A number of restrictions will again be put in place with the aim of providing safety measures that will alleviate potential accidents and reduce traffic chaos that had become a growing hinderance not only on fair day but also on the previous days.
Sure, we’d miss it if it wasn’t on!
Hi, just want to let the people of Millstreet know that Eurovision winner 1993, Niamh Kavanagh has made it to the last 5 in the Eurosong qualifiers this year. Eurovision this year will be held in Oslo. The Eurosong is on March the 5th and it would be great to have the people of Millstreet rooting for their own winner by voting for her on the night!! She has set up a page on facebook for updates- ‘Niamh Kavanagh Eurosong 2010‘
Lots of Party Games on the night with spot prizes for the best dressed. Come early, dress sexy, Red FM Celebrity DJ, free in before 11pm
Valentines Weekend. Its Gonna Be Crazy PPL. Saturday, 13 February 2010 10pm
Wed 10th Feb: Its only a few days away …. the big Valentines Party… Have you decided wot colour your gonna be on sat nite ?? Red means your off the market, Amber means your unsure and GREEN means you aint goin home alone !!!!
from Airtricity (full details at http://www.imbolc.ie):
Beidh tionól iontach nua ar siúl ar an Satharn, 6 Feabhra 2010 san Ionad Cultúrtha, Baile Bhúirne, Co. Chorcaí. Is tionól aon lae é, agus beidh Gaeilgeoirí inspioráideacha ag caint ann, Gaeilgeoirí a bhfuil obair nó taighde ceannródaíoch ar bun acu, ó gach aon earnáil den saol – gnó, na healaíona, na heolaíochtaí & srl. ‘Sé an t-aon ábhar amháin atá á sheachaint againn ná cás na Gaeilge féin – tá a lán comhdhálacha ann cheana agus an Ghaeilge mar ábhar plé acu, agus ina áit sin is mian linn díriú isteach ar na tionscadail chruthaitheacha nuálacha atá idir lámh ag Gaeilgeoirí. Tá sé ar siúl ar bhonn go hiomlán neamhbhrábhúsach, agus tá na cainteoirí ag tabhairt a gcuid ama saor in aisce don ócáid.
Saturday, Febrary 6th will see ten 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. It is being run on a non-profit basis, and all the speakers and organisers are volunteering their time for the event.
Tractor and machinery dealerships will attend, with the organisers saying that the show will be an ideal opportunity for farmers and contractors to view the latest innovations in the agricultural and associated industries in one place.
PREPARATIONS are now well under way for the third annual Spring Farm Machinery Show which will take place at the Green Glens Arena in Millstreet on the afternoons and evenings of 12, 13 and 14 of January 2010.
This exciting and innovative event will feature all the leading tractor and machinery dealerships in the area, numerous new exhibitors have booked with many previous companies requesting additional space.
The Spring Farm Machinery Show takes place at a time of year when farmers and contractors are looking forward to the season ahead and are keen to embrace new technology and ideas, our aim is to afford them this opportunity by bringing together a wide variety of exhibitors all in one venue in the comfort of heated indoor halls.
Read the full article on the Corkman Newspaper
More promotional information for the show is shown below:
RATHMORE FARMERS MARKET
Christmas Food and Craft Fair
Saturday 19th and 20th December 2009
Car boot sale on the 19th
Christmas Trees, wreaths, candles, cakes, jewellery and home baking,
local produce, free range eggs, fruit and veg, cheese, handmade cards,
IRD Duhallow is holding a Multi-Cultural Christmas Community Party in Millstreet Community Hall on December 9th, from 6pm – 8:30pm
This event will give local children & adults the opportunity to meet new friends, have some festive refreshments and sing Christmas carols. Santa and Mrs Claus will be in attendance. The event is completely free of charge and everybody is welcome to celebrate the festive season. For further information contact Kasia at 029-60633
The Big Concert this week will be in our parish Church on Sunday November 29th in aid of the Church restoration Fund.entitled “Sounds of Advent.” Our own Parish choir will open the two hour show, and they will be followed by the Kerry Choral Society.
Organised by the Millstreet Development Group
There will be a Christmas market running in a
marquee in the Square, Millstreet from
17th – 24th December from 12 – 5pm daily
(except on 24th when marquee may close
Santa will be visiting The Youth Centre on the 19th and 20th from 12 – 4pm. parents will be encouraged to visit the marquee.
The Wedding Journal Show is back in the Green Glens in the New Year on the 23rd and 24th of January in the Green Glens Arena. Last year was a very successful event, as is described on their website
It may have been icy outside but the Wedding Journal team’s hearts were warmed by the impressive turnout to the Cork Show. Arriving at Millstreet on January 24th, the two-day show was our biggest Cork event to date, with even more exhibitors and visitors than ever before.
Those in search of a New Year bargain weren’t disappointed either, as exhibitors, from photographers, to florists, make-up artists and bridal stores, offered exclusive rates and opportunities to enter competitions throughout weekend event.
Millstreet Community School are delighted to announce that they have secured the services of Author, Broadcaster and Chef Instructor, Frank Moynihan to present an evening of festive cooking at the School on Wednesday 2nd December at 8pm. All you need to know about preparing the most important meal of the year, and most of all what to do with the leftovers.
Frank Moynihan will be remembered from his days as Food Correspondent on the Gay Byrne Radio Show on RTE Radio 1 and is author of a best selling cookery book “A Pinch of This”. The School would wish you to know that tickets for this event are limited, and are available from the School Office or any Transition Year Student. The proceeds will go to “Baby Jacob” Fund, the Irish Heart Foundation and Cystic Fibrosis.
Millstreet Church Restoration Committee present:
Sounds of Advent
taking place in
St. Patricks Church, Millstreet on Sunday, 29th November at 7.30 p.m.
This will be a very pleasant evening of quality choral song and music – setting the mood as we prepare for Christmas on the First Sunday of Advent. It will feature Millstreet Church Choir, Kerry Choral Union and Fr. Tony Mullins of the Diocese of Limerick. The Master of Ceremonies for the night will be Fr. James McSweeney.
Admission is €20.00 and all proceeds of the night are in aid of Millstreet Church Restoration Fund. A very extensive renovation of the church is currently taking place and also includes the complete restoration of a building adjacent to the church which will now be a Pastoral Centre. The project is costing in the region of €3.5 million and much of the work with the exception of the painting of the Church will be ready for the first week of December.
Admission Tickets are now available from members of the committee, at all weekend masses or from the Parish Office on Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays.
For further details please contact:
Parish Secretary,Parish Office,The Presbytery,Millstreet Town, Co. Cork.
Spare a thought for baby Jacob Nowak who was born in Millstreet in September with a very rare condition called Anophthalmos which is a congenital absence of one or two eyeballs resulting in severe malformations of the facial skeleton. Early treatment is necessary and there will be fundraising for this to help his family pay for the procedures. At the start of December there will be a concert in the Chapel in Drishane to help little Jakob. There is a superb lineup of performers and those confirmed are : Marina Cassidy – foremost Irish harpist/soprano; Millstreet Church Choir; Music Group “Sceal Eile”; Polish Choir from Cork; Claire O’Leary, fiddle soloist; Louise Bourke, soprano and Niall Moylan, pianist; Siobhan Forde, organist; and the Drishane Gospel Choir. Tickets can be putchased locally. Full concert details are given below :
For more information, visit the website for Baby Jacob.