Wonderfully Successful Annual General Meeting of Millstreet Community Council

Pictured at the very successful AGM of Millstreet Community Council in the Wallis Arms Hotel on Tuesday night, 20th Feb. 2018. Tremendous credit is due to the superbly dedicated Officers and Committee Members who achieve so much in our area and greatly enhance our overall Community. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)

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“Radio Treasures” On Air 9:30 to 11pm on CMS This Tuesday

Radio Treasures tonight (Tuesday, 20th Feb. 2018) on air – including special features and updates at 10pm – from 9:30 until 11pm on www.corkmusicstation.com (S.R.)  Our 10pm Interview is with Pat Breen of Millstreet during which Pat chats about Radio Maria Ireland, the Legion of Mary and Millstreet Pitch & Putt.

Pat Breen being interviewed by Seán Radley for CMS. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)

And tonight we include references to the following images:

CMS Award Night at The Pub in Carriganima on Sat. night.

 

One of our happiest snow photographs – Safe from the snow Eileen and Declan Cotter with their wonderful pet dog “Buddy”!
Maggie Moynihan Wins the All-Ireland Scór Solo Singing Competition in Sligo – Here attending a magnificent welcome home reception in Cullen.
Maura Sheehan of Boherbue presented a magnificent programme at Millstreet Gramophone Circle on Friday night. Maura is pictured holding the CD with just a section of the capacity audience.
Celina O’Mahony with her Cousins before the Shave Event and below after the event. Celina will be doing Volunteering Work in India later in the year and the Bush Bar Event was a most successful fundraiser.

[read more …] ““Radio Treasures” On Air 9:30 to 11pm on CMS This Tuesday”

Rathcoole Mentors bring All Ireland Glory for their Students

Well Done to the two Teachers from Rathcoole, Annmarie O’Riordan and Siobhan Buckley, who guided their students Maggie Moynihan from Cullen and the Instrumental Music Group from Borris in Ossory in Laois to overall victory on Saturday in the Scór Na nÓg All Ireland Finals.

Maggie celebrated her All Ireland Victory with her wonderful Singing Teacher Annmarie O’Riordan without whose support encouragement and work today’s victory wouldn’t have come about.

[read more …] “Rathcoole Mentors bring All Ireland Glory for their Students”

A huge Thank You from Anna Buckley

A huge Thank You from Anna Buckley to each and every one of the musicians, dancers, singers and storytellers who came to Millstreet last weekend to give of their time and talent for the HOPE Foundation.

Thank you to all the friends and businesses who sponsored Raffle prizes on the night.

We are very grateful especially to the generous help we got from friends to advertise and help run this event successfully.

Finally, a  very sincere Thank You goes to the Millstreet people and those beyond for making this event worthwhile by their attendance at the Concert and we also acknowledge those who bought tickets but were unable to attend, and those who supported this cause in anyway – your kindness, generosity and good will is very much appreciated.

Thank you again, Anna Buckley.

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

We thank Presenter John Greene for the following advance information regarding his Radio Programme this Sunday evening, 18th Feb. 2018 on C103 at 7.  (S.R.)

This week on ‘Where the road takes me’, John Greene travels to Rosscarbery
where he meets the Furey brothers George and Eddie. This year the band
celebrate forty years in the music business.

On the programme……

* ‘The music or the pick and shovel lads’ – Ted Furey’s career
advice to his sons.

* Playing inside and outside of Carnegie hall in New York on the
same day.

* ‘Celebration Time’ – leading Kool & the Gang astray with an Irish
party, during a stint on ‘Top of the Pops’.

And…. [read more …] ““Where the Road Takes Me” at 7 this Evening on C103″

Creative Writing for Adults at Millstreet Library

Do you have a secret longing to write?
A series of workshops
Creative Writing for Adults
will be held in
Millstreet Library. 
Classes are free of charge
but places are limited.
If you would like to attend contact the library on 029 21920 or email millstreet.library @corkcoco.ie

We thank Grace for the important notice.  (S.R.)

All Ireland Scór na nÓg Finals

Many congrats to all those with local collections that were involved in the Scór na nÓg Finals in Sligo IT yesterday. Especially to Maggie Moynihan from Cullen who won the recitation, Aoife McSweeney of Carbery Rangers who won the Ballad Group and whose father Denis is from Tooreenbawn,  Laois who won the Instrumental Music were trained by Siobhan Buckley of Rathcoole, to the Boherbue Quiz Team who finished third, and to Katie Lynch (Longford) in the Recitation, whose parents are from Ballydaly and Cullen

[read more …] “All Ireland Scór na nÓg Finals”

NEW Beginners Yoga Course is back

NEW Beginners Yoga Course is back on Wednesday March 7th in Millstreet Parish Centre. The benefits of the yogic techniques are many, and if practised regularly they will transform your life and help you to live more centred, calm and balanced life. What will you learn and practice during this course:

– Nadi Shodhana Pranayama and three-point breath
– Sun Salutations A
– 14 Foundational Asanas (Yoga Poses)
– Relaxation Technique
– Introduction to Meditation

All welcome! For more info contact Irina: 0857180291   [fb]

“Radio Treasures” on CMS Tonight from 9 to 11 Features Anna’s Magnificent Concert

Tuesday night is usually “Radio Treasures” broadcast night but this week the programme will be transmitted from 9 to 11 pm on this Thursday (15th Feb. 2018) on www.corkmusicstation.com .   And we have a very special programme tonight featuring the highlights of Anna Buckley’s magnificent Fundraising HOPE Concert which took place at Millstreet GAA Community Hall on Saturday night.   Mike Murphy of Cork Music Station  very kindly broadcast his programme on Tuesday night in the “Radio Treasures” slot.  Happy Listening!  Below we feature three of the many images from Saturday’s superb Concert.  Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)

 

Celina’s Shave or Dye Fundraiser Night

I will be volunteering in India for 10 weeks in total starting March 26th in the Himalayas for 4 weeks consisting of teaching, child care and women empowerment, with 2 weeks being spent at a wildlife rescue and conservation area near New Delhi and then another 4 weeks in Kochi (Southern India) teaching, child care and women empowerment.

Shave or Dye fundraiser in aid of Volunteer work in India
The Bush Bar at 8PM
Saturday February 17th
Raffle and spot prizes on the night
All welcome, please come and support.

Connie Hickey, Michael Lucy, Jerry O’Mahony and Mary O’Mahony are just a few candidates that will be waxing or dying their hair on the night. I am shaving off my hair on the night in an effort to raise funds.

A massive thank you to all who have donated to date and continued support to this worthy cause is greatly appreciated – Celina O’Mahony

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St. Valentine’s Day 2018 in Millstreet

On this Ash Wednesday we’re also celebrating St. Valentine’s Day 2018.   To experience the special day in Millstreet we visit St. Patrick’s Church, Herlihy’s Centra (where Pancake Day 2018 was especially marked by a wonderful fundraiser for “Cork’s Penny Dinners” on Shrove Tuesday), O’Keeffe’s Supervalu and Pat’s Minor Row Hair Salon window – we share images from all these venues.  Click on the pictures to enlarge.  (S.R.)   [read more …] “St. Valentine’s Day 2018 in Millstreet”

Missing Jack Russell Dog Back Home Again

“Scout” is a male Jack Russell pet dog who had last been seen in the Aunagloor area of Millstreet on Wednesday (7th Feb. 2018).  He is brown and white and is between 6 and 7 years old.  He loves getting drives on tractors.  We are so delighted to report that Scout is now back home to the joy of his dedicated Owner.     Sincere thanks to All who very kindly responded to our request to help find the pet dog .  (S.R.)

5th year Millstreet students going to Lourdes – thanks for supporting recent bake sale

Thanks to everyone who supported the bake sale that took place in Millstreet Parish Centre on 10th/11th February.  It is much appreciated.

Denise Healy, Aoife O’Riordan, Grace O’Connor and Ciara Manning will be travelling with the Irish Pilgrimage Trust to Lourdes at Easter.  The cost of their travel and accommodation is €670/person and the hope is that they’ll be able to cover these costs through fundraising efforts.

The next fundraising event will be:

Table Quiz – Friday 23rd February 2018 in The Wallis Arms @8pm

€40/table of four.  There will be a raffle on the night.

Thank you

 

Job Opening in J.D. Buckley Construction Ltd.

Job Opening in J.D. Buckley Construction Ltd, Kilmeedy,
Millstreet, Co. Cork

MAIN PURPOSE OF ROLE:

  • Administrative Assistant And Accounts Support to Management.

KEY TASKS/RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Assist with the running of the office
  • To provide assistance to the Managing Director and other Managers
  • Implement efficient systems for storing and accessing data (electronic & hard copy)
  • Source stationery, office and IT requirements
  • Manage & direct calls
  • Responsible for incoming and outgoing mail
  • Assess incoming tenders and prepare documentation as necessary
  • Organise and maintain filing systems
  • Assist Finance dept., ensure correct accounting procedures are followed
  • Complying of safety files and handover files.
  • Sales invoicing and managing of site jobs.

KNOWLEDGE/EXPERIENCE/SKILLS REQUIRED:

  • Excellent interpersonal, communication and organisational skills
  • Fluent Oral and Written English
  • Effectively present information
  • Energetic and forward thinking
  • Must be able to multi-task and handle competing priorities
  • Attention to detail
  • Well organised, self-directed and a team player.
  • Office management experience, dealing with Senior Management experience
  • Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Experience in Tas Books beneficial
  • Experience in Thesaurus beneficial

If interested, please forward C.V. and cover letter to <email> ( fiona @ buckleygroup.ie )

Margaret O’Sullivan born in Cullen in 1855

Every few days, Ireland Reaching Out profiles people from Ireland’s distant past. This week they profile a lady who was born in Cullen in 1855:

Margaret O’Sullivan was born on May 4th 1855 in Cullen, the eldest child of Cornelius  and Margaret Hickey. She came out to Sydney Australia with her sister Mary arriving on 1 July 1880 and was soon joined by her younger sisters Hanora and Julia … [read the full profile on Ireland XO]

One question: The parish records give the location of birth as Gurnabeg in the parish register. Would anyone know where that is? Later the family were recorded in Lisnaboy Upper.

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Friday’s Snow Scenes in Millstreet

The brief appearance of snow in the Millstreet area on Friday (9th Feb. 2018) brought some truly wintery scenes especially on higher ground.  Here we share some four such images.  Click on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.)

Clara Mountain as viewed from Mount Leader.
Clara Road as viewed from Mount Leader.
Mushera Mountain as viewed from Millstreet Town Park.
Looking West from Millstreet Town Park.

[read more …] “Friday’s Snow Scenes in Millstreet”

FUNDRAISING CONCERT

   

FUNDRAISING CONCERT

in aid of local girl, Anna Buckley’s
volunteering work with Street and Slum Children in Kolkata, India,
with the HOPE FOUNDATION.
It’s on Saturday Feb 10th, 2018
at 8pm
in Millstreet GAA Hall.
            Tickets available at O’Regan’s Mills, StationRoad,Millstreet

Fabulous line-up of Acts, including:

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Millstreet Vintage Club 2018 Event Schedule

Millstreet Vintage Club are looking forward to a very Busy 2018 Season with there first Event of the Year already after taking place which was a well supported Cars Coffee Chat Morning in January, below is a list of the Events planned for 2018.

Car Run leaving Millstreet on Sunday March 25th

Cars Coffee Chat Morning at Cafe Aroma on Easter Sunday April 1st

Tractor Run Sunday April 15th

Tractor Run Sunday May 13th

Car Run and BBQ  Saturday June 23rd

Charity Truck Run leaving Millstreet on Sunday July 29th

Ford Escort 50th Celebration Run over Classic Rally Stages Sunday August 12th

Car Run Sunday September 9th.

CART Tractor Run Carriganima Sunday September 16th.

Millstreet Vintage Club Model Toy Show Sunday Oct 14th in Dromtariffe. 

More Details to Follow on Events Soon, Enquiries to 087 7924406

 

 

 

“Where the Road Takes Me” in Beara Peninsula This Sunday on C103

We thank Presenter John Greene re advance information about his radio feature this Sunday, 11th February 2018 at 7pm on C103.  (S.R.)

IN this week’s Where the road takes me, John Greene concludes his visit to
the Beara Peninsula.

IN this week’s Where the road takes me, John Greene concludes his visit to
the Beara Peninsula.

This Week:

* Frying doughnuts for the BBC

* WE join Castletownbere lifeboat crew on a training exercise in
Gale-Force Ten conditions.

* Effects of the famine still felt in Beara at the very end of the
19th century – Help arrives from Dublin’s Lord Mayor.

* And we look back at dancing days in the old Beara Hall to ‘Nano
Nano & her electric piano.

Where the road takes me goes to air at 7 on this Sunday evening on C103.

* Frying doughnuts for the BBC

* WE join Castletownbere lifeboat crew on a training exercise in
Gale-Force Ten conditions. [read more …] ““Where the Road Takes Me” in Beara Peninsula This Sunday on C103″