In Johnny Hickey’s Grove

A long time ago and from here far away
In Johnny Hickey’s grove in Inchaleigh children’s games we did play
As primary school-goers long before our lives prime
This is going back the years more than six decades in time

Only memories of them with me now do stay
The friends of my childhood where are they today?
Since we all had to follow our lives destiny
Though i often do wonder where today they might be

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Inspiring Enthusiasm Demonstrated by Team Millstreet Clean Up Today

True Community Spirit was superbly demonstrated today during the nationwide Tidy Towns Clean Up Project.  To illustrate the inspiring enthusiasm clearly in evidence we visited The Square where many splendid Volunteers prepared to travel to various parts of Millstreet to participate in the major Clean Up.  Then we went to Tanyard Wood when a wonderful Team including many young people completed a magnificent clean up project.   Sincere congratulations to All who so very enthusiastically participated.  Please click on the following images to enlarge.  (S.R.) continue reading the full article “Inspiring Enthusiasm Demonstrated by Team Millstreet Clean Up Today”

Divine Mercy Novena Concludes on Sunday 23rd April 2017 at 3pm

The annual Divine Mercy Novena is held at St. Patrick's Church, Millstreet at 3pm daily all this week. Everyone is very welcome. On Divine Mercy Sunday , 12th April 2015 Confessions with visiting Priests begin at 2.30pm and will continue throughout the ceremony which begins at 3pm. Sacred objects will also be blessed during the ceremony. We thank a member of the Organising Committee for alerting us to this important notice. Click on the images taken in 2014 to enlarge. (S.R.)
The annual Divine Mercy Novena will be held daily at St. Patrick’s Church, Millstreet at 3pm daily from Good Friday 14th April 2017.   On Divine Mercy Sunday, 23rd April Confessions with visiting Priests begin at 2.30pm and will continue throughout the ceremony which begins at 3pm. Sacred objects will also be blessed during the ceremony. We thank a member of the Organising Committee for alerting us to this important notice. Click on the images taken in 2014 to enlarge.   (S.R.)

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Mayor of Knocknagree Festival 2017

Vote David Rory O’Connor

Put your trust in Youth!

Who is David?

Son of Mary and Finbarr, he’s one of a long line of O’Connor’s who have given great years of service to Knocknagree GAA club.  David’s other interests include hurling, hillwalking and a little socialising when time allows.  He is currently studying for an Arts Degree in History and geography in University College Cork.  He has coached Cúl camps and helped out with primary school sessions.  David is an impeccable role model for all young people.

Why vote for David?  

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Presentation of Impressive Fianna Fáil Quiz Cheque to Hospital

A very impressive cheque resulting from the recent Fianna Fáil Quiz at McCarthy’s Bar, Millstreet was presented to St. Joseph’s Community Hospital on Thursday evening. Among the speakers were John O’Leary, Margaret Collins and Lena Kelleher. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)

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Black and White themed Entertainment Night at Aubane Community Centre on Friday 21 April at 8pm


Aubane Social Club are holding a Black and White themed Night at Aubane Community Centre on this Friday 21 April at 8pm sharp,Entertainment on the Night will be provided by the ever popular Danny & Pat from Back on Track,Great night of Music Entertainment and Food promised, Admission Charge 10 Euro. The theme is a Black and White themed night so come wearing Black and White and join in the Fun, Everyone Welcome.

Wind Turbine Casualty Evacuation at Coomacheo Wind Farm

This is an interesting video of a training exercise of an evacuation from one of the wind turbines at Coomacheo Wind Farm (which is located in the valley behind Clara / Kippagh mountains [map]). It shows the infrastructure, the equipment used, and some nice scenery also.  continue reading the full article “Wind Turbine Casualty Evacuation at Coomacheo Wind Farm”

Official Opening of Millstreet Post Office on Tuesday Morning

The official opening of the new Millstreet Post Office on Tuesday morning, 18th April 2017. From left: Fr. Billy Radley who blessed the new premises; Linda Gordon. And cutting the ribbon – Noreen Murphy, Margaret Hartnett, Frances Ring and Julie Kelleher. Also included is Paudie Kelleher. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)
The large gathering of people attending the official opening of the new Millstreet Post Office at Main Street on Tuesday morning, 18th April 2017.
Attending the official opening of the new Millstreet Post Office on Tuesday morning, 18th April 2017 – from left: Frank Curtin (Area Manager, An Post), Aidan O’Donnell (Retail Manager, An Post), Cllr. Declan Kelleher, Julie Kelleher, Helena O’Donoghue, Paudie Kelleher, Maria O’Donoghue and Linda Gordon.
Very satisfied customers being served by Noreen Murphy and Margaret Hartnett following the official opening of the new Millstreet Post Office at Main Street on Tuesday morning, 18th April 2017.

And we also view the new Post Office from the outside.  Every success to All. continue reading the full article “Official Opening of Millstreet Post Office on Tuesday Morning”

Our next “Radio Treasures” Programme on Tuesday, 2nd May 2017

Our next “Radio Treasures” Programme on www.corkmusicstation.com will be on Tuesday, 2nd May 2017 from 9:30 to 11:00 pm and will include highlights of the recent Easter Sunday night Concert in Kiskeam during the excellent annual Maurice O’Keeffe Traditional Music Festival.  (S.R.)

Junior Administration Clerk Position at K & L

 

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MILLSTREET CO. CORK.

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APPLICATIONS ARE INVITED FOR THE FOLLOWING FULL TIME POSITION.

JUNIOR ADMINISTRATION CLERK.

POSITION:

TO TAKE PHONE BOOKINGS FROM CUSTOMERS AND TO OPERATE A COMPUTERISED TRANSPORT SOFTWARE SYSTEM.

HOURS:

37.5 HOURS PER WEEK. 09:30AM TO 18:00PM WITH 1 HOUR FOR LUNCH

CANDIDATE:

PERSON SELECTED WILL BE PERSONABLE, HAVE THE ABILITY TO WORK AS PART OF A TEAM IN A BUSY OFFICE.

TOUCH TYPING IS ESSENTIAL AND ALL OTHER TRAINING WILL BE PROVIDED.

REPLIES IMMEDIATELY TO:

GORDON O’ KEEFFE

MANAGING DIRECTOR.

 

Preparing for Easter 2017 in Millstreet

Jerry Lehane reminds us of the annual Easter Parade in Millstreet this Easter Sunday and (below) Members of Millstreet Pipe Band practise in their very colourful setting of the Creche “Bandroom” in preparation for the important Millstreet Parade. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)

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Millstreet Vintage Club on RTÉ’s “Nationwide” Tonight at 7pm

Update: if you missed it, you can see the programme on the RTE Player here

On Sat. 1st April RTÉ’s “Nationwide” Team visited Millstreet to film over 40 Ford Tractors for a Ford Centenary feature which will be broadcast tonight (Wednesday, 12th April 2017)at 7pm on RTÉ1 television. Here we view (in centre) Anne and Dan Barry with the RTÉ Team at the conclusion of filming in the exquisite setting of Drishane Estate. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)
Filming took place at Lackabawn, through Millstreet Town and in Drishane.

And we feature further images from the very impressive vintage scenes in Millstreet. continue reading the full article “Millstreet Vintage Club on RTÉ’s “Nationwide” Tonight at 7pm”

Cruinniú agus Ceiliúradh na Cásca 2017 – Celebrating Easter Monday in Millstreet

This Easter Monday, 17th April 2017 marks the first nationwide “Ceiliúradh (Cruinniú) na Cásca” (A Celebration at Easter) – A national celebration of our Irish Heritage, our Irish Art and our overall national sense of pride in our many great attributes as a nation.  We thank Conor Nelligan, Heritage Officer for Cork City & County for motivating this special Day of Irish Culture.  In Millstreet we shall mark the day in the following way:

2pm to 4pm:  Millstreet Museum will present an illustrated account of its many treasures and historic items at our Museum Centre in Carnegie Hall.

4pm to 5.15pm:  A Guided Tour of Millstreet Town where focus will be placed on its many significant locations.

5.15pm to 6.00pm:   Visiting Drishane Estate where an International Event will be taking place with emphasis on a Family Fun Afternoon.

All the events are free and everyone is most welcome.    Below we share images from the recent very colourful annual Easter Bonnet Occasion at Presentation N.S., Millstreet.  (S.R.) 



And we continue with some more Easter Bonnet pictures – Click on the images to enlarge: continue reading the full article “Cruinniú agus Ceiliúradh na Cásca 2017 – Celebrating Easter Monday in Millstreet”

Hugely Impressive Weight Loss Achievements at “The Loft”

“The Loft” Fitness Studio’s Instructor Pat Sheehan (centre) with two of the most successful weight loss participants of 2017. From left with all three holding the weight lost by Gabriel Tully from Nadd who lost a hugely impressive 7st. (44.5 kg) over a period of eleven months and (on extreme right) Declan Kelleher of Aubane, Millstreet who in 12 weeks lost an equally impressive 3st 2lbs (20kg). Sincere congratulations to Gabriel and Declan on such a magnificent and totally inspiring achievement and to Pat also for such superb motivation and guidance. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)
Mrs. Sheehan provides delicious healthy refreshments in celebration of the amazing achievements of the participants of the 12 week programme.
Declan holds the weight (20kg) he lost over 12 weeks.

The Loft Fitness Studio is situated in West End, Millstreet (above “Nibbles”).  John Tarrant will have a full feature on the marvellous achievements of Gabriel and Declan in next week’s “Corkman”.  Here are some more images: continue reading the full article “Hugely Impressive Weight Loss Achievements at “The Loft””

Canon Sheehan Feature on “Where the Road Takes Me” Sunday at 7pm

We thank Radio Presenter, John Greene, for advance information on this Sunday’s C103’s “Where the Road Takes Me” (9th April 2017):

In the first of a two part programme, ‘Where the road takes me’ visits Mallow and Doneraile this week, to look at the life of a remarkable author and priest. Patrick Augustine Sheehan was born in Mallow in 1852 and was taken into care after both his parents and most of his siblings died from consumption.

Few would have foreseen this shy, timid and fair haired young boy later becoming a champion of his people and a world renowned author. In fact by the end of the nineteenth century no other writer in Ireland enjoyed such a worldwide reputation as he did. continue reading the full article “Canon Sheehan Feature on “Where the Road Takes Me” Sunday at 7pm”

Language and Culture Night – Friday 12th May, 7pm – Millstreet Community School

 

Language and Culture Night

Date: Friday 12th May 2017

Time: 7pm

Venue: Millstreet Community School library 

The night will be a chance to celebrate the many languages and cultures represented in our school and in the Millstreet area.   Admission is free.  All are welcome

Superb Danielle Competes in Shot Putt All-Ireland at Athlone

Recently Danielle O’Riordan from Dromsicane, Millstreet competed in Nenagh at the Munster Juveniles Indoors Competition . She came a brilliant second in the Under 12 Girls Shot Putt. This was her first time competing in the Shot Putt and to bring home a Silver Munster Medal was a fantastic achievement . She travelled to Athlone yesterday to compete in the All-Ireland where Danielle is now rated amongst the top eleven in Ireland.  Sincere congratulations on such a magnificent achievement and for being such a superb Sporting Ambassador for Millstreet at a hugely prestigious All-Ireland event in the heart of Ireland – Athlone. Danielle’s Mum – Eileen, of course, has won a hugely impressive amount of All-Ireland Sporting Awards over the years. (S.R.) 

Danielle competing at Munster level. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)

 

Wonderfully Successful Quiz for Millstreet Hospital

Fianna Fáil Cumann organised its annual Quiz at McCarthy’s Bar on Friday night. It was a splendid success and realised a most impressive €1,223.00 for St. Joseph’s Community Hospital, Millstreet. Here we share our first selection of images from the very enjoyable at which Noreen Meade was the truly excellent MC while John O’Leary and Cllr. Bernard Moynihan as well as Deputy Michael Moynihan, T.D. coordinated the event most efficiently. Cork Rose Denise Collins and her Mum who attended representing Millstreet Hospital addressed the large gathering to express sincere thanks for this hugely appreciated annual gesture.  Click on the pictures to enlarge.  (S.R.)
Winners representing McCarthy’s Bar, Millstreet.
Runners-up – The Church Street Ladies.

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“Where the Road Takes Me” This Evening on C103 at 7

This week on ‘Where the road takes me’, John Greene visits the National Learning Network in Donemark in Bantry – regarded by many as one of Ireland’s best kept secrets.

The NLN is Ireland’s largest non-Government training organisation. Their motto is ‘Investing in people and changing perspectives. They are striving hard to eliminate the misconception that they only cater for a specific group in the community. The NLN is for everybody from late teens to sixty five years of age, training is free and they even provide their own bus service to and from the centre. In fact, if you can’t come to them, they will come to you in your own home. continue reading the full article ““Where the Road Takes Me” This Evening on C103 at 7″