Patrick W. O’Leary of Louisville, Kentucky, U.S.A. has very kindly been supporting the annual Quiz in aid of the four Students from Millstreet Community School who travel as Helpers to Lourdes on an annual basis. Pictured below are three of the four Students on this year’s project with School Chaplain, John Magee who coordinates the inspiring programme – with the many attractive items which Patrick has sent to the School and which will be part of the important Draw on Quiz night in the Wallis Arms Hotel on Friday, 1st Feb. 2019 beginning at 8pm. MCS is very grateful for Patrick’s wonderful support. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)
The Annual General Meeting of Millstreet Town Park will take place on this Friday, 25th Jan. 2019 at 8.00p.m. in the Millstreet Day Care Centre. All are very welcome. The Meeting will be preceded by the celebration of Mass in St. Patrick’s Church, Millstreet at 7:30pm for all Deceased Members. We thank Denis for the notice. (S.R.)
Today marks the 100th anniversary of the War of Independence. Congratulations to the Presentation National School who marked the anniversary with a wonderful rendition of the Boys of the County Cork:
While it was not clear in the beginning of 1919 that the Dáil ever intended to gain independence by military means, and war was not explicitly threatened in Sinn Féin’s 1918 manifesto, an incident occurred on 21 January 1919, the same day as the First Dáil convened. The Soloheadbeg Ambush, in County Tipperary, was led by Seán Treacy, Séamus Robinson, Seán Hogan and Dan Breen acting on their own initiative. The IRA attacked and shot two RIC officers, Constables James McDonnell and Patrick O’Connell, who were escorting explosives. Breen later recalled:
…we took the action deliberately, having thought over the matter and talked it over between us. Treacy had stated to me that the only way of starting a war was to kill someone, and we wanted to start a war, so we intended to kill some of the police whom we looked upon as the foremost and most important branch of the enemy forces. The only regret that we had following the ambush was that there were only two policemen in it, instead of the six we had expected.
This is widely regarded as the beginning of the War of Independence. [read more …] “Boys of the County Cork”
When we think of the Orange Order, you could be forgiven of thinking of July in Northern Ireland, but an article in Saturdays Evening Echo outlines an upcoming talk about the history of Orange Lodges in Cork, including one in Millstreet:
“…Orange lodges were present in Cork from 1797 and at its absolute peak there were 44 separate lodges in Cork, involving thousands and thousands of men,” Mr Dougan told the Evening Echo. “The main centres were in Bandon and Cork city. There were eight orange lodges in the city alone …… While the city had a particularly strong community, Orange lodges reached all parts of the county — with lodges in Fermoy, Mitchelstown, Youghal, Kinsale, Clonakilty, Charleville, Millstreet and Bantry, to name but a few” … read the full article
However, local historian Jack Lane thinks it was small and short lived in the early 19th century, maybe part of a larger one in Macroom. All are welcome to attend the talk by Quincey Dougan, which takes place in the Crawford Art Gallery on Wednesday, February 6 at 8pm. [read more …] “Orange Lodge”
The Proceeds of the Annual Christmas Morning Climb will be presented to Representatives of the Irish Air Ambulance Group on Thursday 7th February at 8.00 pm sharp in Aubane Community Centre. To all those who climbed on Christmas Morning we would love to see you there and Everybody Welcome to come along on the Night.
We thank Presenter, John Greene for advance information on this Sunday evening’s programme. (S.R.)
This week on ‘Where the road takes me’, John Greene concludes a two part programme entitled – ‘The story and songs of Boney M’.
Original members and lead singers Liz Mitchell and Marcia Barrett speak about their rise to success with a group that sold almost 150 million records from 1976 onwards.
In programme two Marcia Barrett tells us how positivity and faith in God helped her overcome many setbacks, after being diagnosed with cancer in 1994.
We hear about the death of sole male member of the group Bobby Farrell, and the irony of where it occurred. [read more …] ““Where the Road Takes Me” on C103 This Sunday at 7pm”
Millstreet Vintage Club are holding a Cars, Coffee, and Chat Morning in aid of the Cork Simon Community, in the Wallis Arms Hotel Millstreet on tommorrow Sunday Jan 20th All Vintage, Classic, & Retro Cars/Bikes/etc/Members of the General Public are very welcome, so why not come along on the day if you are free and support a great Cause in Cork Simon Community. The Event kicks off at 11am. Contact Donie Lucey on 086-8545873 for more details. New Members are always Welcome to join the Club.
Millstreet Athletic Club AGM
will take place next Monday 21st January at 8.15pm
in the Millstreet Parish Centre.
Reliable woman required to mind 3 children, 1 maybe 2 evenings per week.
Car essential. Cullen area.
Please text 0894920321 or email <email>
A kind lady with full clean driver’s license to take a student from home (which is situated about three miles from town, in the Macroom direction) to school in Millstreet three mornings per week.
The Legendary TR Dallas is making a welcome Return to the Pub in Carriganima on Friday Night Jan 25th,we look forward to a great Night Out with this Singing Legend so do keep Friday Jan 25th marked up in your Diary,should be a good One.
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YOGA IN CULLEN COMMUNITY CENTRE
ON TUESDAY THE 22nd of January at 7.30pm
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A visit to the recent BTYS Exhibition at Dublin’s RDS was hugely inspiring and uplifting where the superb creativity of Ireland’s young people was truly in evidence. We meet and interview enthusiastic and dedicated Students from Millstreet Community School, from Bantry Community College as well as Students from Kanturk, Clare and many other areas. Below we share images from our visit during which we got wonderful support from Teachers Denise, Francis and Jennifer as well as from Fr. James McSweeney. And we get to meet Simon Meehan – overall winner of last year’s National Competition and who also was very successful at European level. We invite you to listen into “Radio Treasures” on Tues. 15th Jan. 2019 on Cork Music Station (www.corkmusicstation.com) at 10pm when we hear the inspirational description by the many Students of such fascinating projects. We even discover if music has an effect on blood pressure! Here we share some 22 images – a selection of the many pictures we recorded on our visit to the Exhibition last Thursday (10th Jan.). Our broadcast begins at 9:30pm on Tuesday but the BTYS feature begins at 10pm. Happy Listening! Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)
Would anyone be able to help with this request?
“Just wondering if anyone does digs anymore in Millstreet? Looking for a simple level of accommodation in town. Clean warm room & shower. Any suggestions welcome. Needed for a couple of months late January to March. – Tony“
Below are Dates for upcoming Events on the Schedule for 2019 to be held by Millstreet Vintage Club to keep a note of in your Diary
Millstreet Vintage Club Cars Coffee and Chat Morning in aid of Cork Simon Community Sunday Jan 20th at The Wallis Arms Hotel Millstreet all Vintage/Classic Cars Bikes Tractors etc Welcome on the Day from 11.00am to 3.00pm,Contact Donie Lucey on 086-8545873 for more details.
Millstreet Vintage Club Cars Coffee and Chat Morning Sunday Feb 24th at Cafe Aroma Millstreet,all Vintage/Classic Cars Bikes Tractors etc Welcome on the Day from 11.00am to 3.00pm,Contact Donie Lucey on 086-8545873 for more details.
St Patricks Day Parade Millstreet Sunday March 17th
Millstreet Vintage Club Spring Car Run in Memory of Johnny Hickey Sunday March 24th,for more details Contact Denis on 087-2033350.
Sunday April 14th Millstreet Vintage Club Autojumble in Millstreet Town,For Details Contact Dan O`Riordan on 087-2452569.
Sunday May 12th Millstreet Vintage Club Tractor Run, for more details Contact Johnny Flynn on 087-9230332.
Saturday Evening June 22nd Millstreet Vintage Club Annual BBQ Run,Contact Dan on 087-2452569.
Sunday June 30th Circuit of Ireland Stages Run Revisited leaving Millstreet Town Contact Donie Lucey on 086 8545873 for more details.
Sunday July 28th Charity Truck Run leaving Millstreet Town Contact Dan on 087-2452569.
Millstreet Vintage Club Autumn Car Run Sunday September 8th for more details,Contact Luke Hurley on 086-8805437.
Millstreet Vintage Club CART Tractor Run Sunday September 15th for more details Contact Sean on 087-2600640 or Dan on 087-2452569.
Millstreet Vintage Club Model Toy Show Sunday Oct 13th 2018,Admission 5 EURO,Children FREE,Contact Donie Lucey on 086-8545873 for more details.
Millstreet Vintage Club Weekend Away/Car Run Sat/Sun Nov 23rd/24th for more details,Contact Luke Hurley on 086-8805437.
“Come join in from Thursday 17th January when we light up the town park gaa pitch in conjunction with operation transformation- starting 7pm.” 
We thank Presenter, John Greene for advance information on this Sunday’s programme (13th Jan. 2019). (S.R.)
‘ Mary’s Boy Child’ – probably the most played song during the festive season. Although recorded in a hurry, it became a Christmas number one, and topped the UK charts for four weeks in 1978.
For Boney M, it would be one of many number one hit songs during their ten years together, resulting in almost 150 million record sales.
In a ‘Where the road takes me New Year special’, and in a two part programme, John Greene speaks to lead singers Liz Mitchell and Marcia Barrett, two of the original members of Boney M.
Having come from poor Jamaican backgrounds, both girls went on to become pop stars with a band, guided by German record producer Frank Farian. [read more …] ““Where the Road Takes Me” This Sunday at 7pm on C103″
Millstreet Vintage Club held a very successful AGM at The Parish Centre in Millstreet on last Thursday Night Jan 10th.
There were close on 40 people in Attendance comprising of both current Club Members and also a significant number of New people who also became Members of the Vintage Club on the Night at the Meeting as well.
Dan O`Riordan Club Secretary outlined and recapped on a very successful and busy year for the Club in 2018 with many great events being held including a highly successful Charity Truck Run,Car Runs, Tractor Runs, Barbeque, Cars/Chat/Coffee Morning,Model Show etc taking place and as a result the Club raised over €6,500 along the way during the year as well for some very worthy Charities which included a presentation to both Millstreet Hospital and Millstreet Community Housing of €500 each before the AGM took place on Thursday Night last.
Myra Sheehan Club Treasurer gave a detailed Financial Report for The Year while Club Chairman Donie Lucey in his address thanked all Club Members,Fellow Committee Members and anyone else who helped and supported the Club during the Course of the past Year gone by.
Following this a New Committe for the Club was Elected as Follows:
Geoff O`Sullivan- President
John Barry-Vice President
Donie Lucey- Chairman
Luke Hurley -Vice Chairman
Tim Lucey-Assistant Secretary
Tom Mulcahy-Assistant Treasurer
Dan Barry/Luke Hurley-Safety Officer.
Finbar Hurley-Equipment Officer
Millstreet Vintage Club presented Awards on the Night for the Best Vintage Car to be brought out for the First Time during 2018 by a Club Member,the overall Winner of this was Mary Keane with both Willie Fitzgerald and Peter Dineen taking the Runner Up Awards in this Category.
Millstreet Vintage Club are again planning on having a Busy year in 2019 with many of the Events held during 2018 being planned again for the coming Year with the first Event of 2019 taking place on Sunday Jan 20 which will be a Cars/Coffee/Chat Morning in aid of Cork Simon Community which will be held at the Wallis Arms Hotel starting at 11am, further details of this Event and all the other Events to take place during the coming Year will follow shortly.
The Club is always open to New Members and if you want to find out more about joining the Club give Donie Lucey a Call on 086 8545873 or Dan O`Riordan on 087 2452569 or you can contact any Club Member and please do check out our Twitter Page https://twitter.com/MillstreetV for updates, and you can check us out on Facebook as well at https://www.facebook.com/Millstreet-Vintage-Club-1235187116516958/ or Email <email>