Calling all Millstreet Primary School student artists! 👨‍🎨🎨🎵CLOSING DATE is in 2 days time.
The Millstreet Primary School Parents Association are looking for help to design the front and back cover for a CD featuring songs by local people. The collection has yet to be named and suggestions are welcomed.
As proceeds from the sale of this CD have been kindly offered to the two Millstreet Primary Schools, we thought it would be fun if a pupil or group of pupils designed the cover.
◦ You will need to design the front and back using the blank template provided.
◦ Include the following text on the front cover: “Proceeds towards Scoil Mhuire BNS and Presentation National School Millstreet”.
◦ There are no rules for the theme – inspiration can be taken from anywhere – local places, people, nature, school, your imagination….
◦ Once design is finalised the details of the track titles and artists will be added on the back of the album cover.
◦ The winning design will get a credit on the CD and also be used for marketing material and social media platforms.
◦ We need you to submit your entry via a photograph of your design by Friday 24th September to  millstreetparentsassoc @ (no spaces)
◦ Please keep your original safe in case we need to access it for printing.

Hope you have fun and we look forward to seeing your designs!

Please use the template attached here:
If you don’t have a printer then the sizes needed can be found on the Millstreet Facebook page

What we Love – Art Exhibition

Herlihy’s Centra in the West End, and the Millstreet Primary Schools Parents Assn would like to thank the children from the Primary Schools for their Art work.  There is plenty of room for more Art, so its not too late to hand it in and it is definitely worth a visit as the pictures below don’t do the art justice.

Also the Parents Assn would like to remind everyone that the Go Fund Me page is still going and thank everyone who has given money so far.

Herlihy Centra – Art Exhibition

Millstreet Primary Schools’ Parents’ Association have been asked by Herlihy Centra Millstreet, to invite the children from the Presentation N.S. and Scoil Mhuire B.N.S. to send in their Art in the form of a A4 painting/colouring picture in the theme of ‘What we love’ with the view of displaying it in the shop and in the windows.

Herlihy’s Centra have been very impressed with the art work that has been displayed in town over the years and would love to exhibit the Primary Schools art, the exhibition ‘What we love’ will open very soon, so please start getting the pictures into Herlihy Centra in the West End ASAP.

For more information go to the Millstreet Primary Schools Parents Assn Facebook page.

Virtual St Patrick’s Day Parade from 12 Noon

Millstreet Parents Association would like to wish everyone a Happy St Patrick’s Day.

Thank you so much to the Primary School’s children, they have shared their wonderful talents and good wishes with us, for our Virtual St Patrick’s Day Parade 2021.  The parade will premiere on Zoom at noon, then it will be posted on the Parents Association Facebook page to view and share to friends and family around the world.
If you would like to join our premiere screening of the  Virtual Parade,  please join the Zoom Link below @ 12 noon.
Meeting ID: 868 3368 5255
Passcode: 113069

What does St Patrick’s Day mean to you?

What does St Patrick’s Day mean to you?  Millstreet Parents Assn has asked the Primary School children that very question.

To some of us it can mean going to St Patrick’s Church for mass, meeting friends and listening to the wonderful music.  It maybe visiting family and going to the St Patrick’s Day Parade.

This year, sadly, we wont be able to do any Parades or go to Mass together, so instead of a Parade etc this year The Millstreet Parents Assn has invited the children from the Presentation N.S. and Scoil Mhuire B.N.S. to send in maybe a Photograph or Video of up to 20 seconds of who they want to wish Happy St Patrick’s day to (maybe someone out of the area or abroad they haven’t seen in a long time, or a relation they miss), perhaps play some music, or even have their own mini parade, even if they want to do a picture or Art, a poem, but the idea is for the children to say what St Patrick’s Day means to them.

The Parents Assn need all Photo’s/video’s and art pieces sent in by Friday 12th March 7pm and they will put them together for viewing in our own Primary Schools St Patrick’s virtual Parade on the 17th March.  By sending it in, it is accepted consent has been given to show the clips/art on the Facebook page of The Millstreet Parents Assn and other social media platforms, this way any wishes you want sending to people will be able to seen.

But this will only work if the children take part, so let prove that St Patrick’s Day is still special to everyone.


Millstreet Parents Association Pancake Competition

Millstreet Parents Association would like to thank all the talented children who sent in entries from both the Presentation N.S. and Scoil Mhuire B.N.S.  The children sent in a lot of fantastic pictures of how they like to have their Pancakes, lots of wonderful designs and colours, I am told it made the decision of who the winner was such a hard job.  Here are the pictures, some great talent here I think you’ll agree.

Also if you would like to follow the Millstreet Parents Association on Facebook the link is

Michaela Dennehy, Age 8
2nd Class Presentation N.S.

Children’s Art to be displayed on the Boole Library

An exhibition of drawings that presents the creativity of young asylum seekers, refugees and migrants will be launched at University College Cork on Thursday February 18th.
‘Art in Action’ will see the artworks of children from the Drishane Castle Direct Provision Centre in Cork be installed on the exterior of UCC’s historic Boole Library, in a powerful collaboration with the Glucksman Art Gallery. [Read more about the exhibition in today’s Echo]


Millstreet Parent Assn Competition Winners

Millstreet Parents Association sadly couldn’t put on the annual ‘Halloween Disco’ this year, so recently over half term they held a Netflix party where children from the Presentation N.S. & Scoil Mhuire Boy’s N.S. watched a film together from the safety of their own homes, also they held a couple of competition’s, firstly a colouring competition and then a fancy dress competition.  Below are some of the winners.  Thank you to everyone who entered, it was really hard picking the winners and we wish we could have shared all the entries as they were wonderful and scary.  Also thank you to both schools and everyone who helped.

Delia adds her Pottery Studio to Castleisland’s Main Street at No. 94



It’s unlikely that Castleisland has ever had a serious potter of its own.

One who made pots and plates and jugs and mugs for the people of the locality.

The nearest we’ve ever had were ‘earthenware merchants’ Thomas Kearney and John Riordan both on Main Street in the late 1880s.

They may well have been potters themselves but they were, most likely, merchants for the merchandise of others.

What’s in a name ? Potters are often referred to nowadays as ceramicists and a practitioner of that class of craft and talent launched her own studio / shop at No. 94 Main Street, Castleisland on Monday morning, August 10th 2020 at 10am.

After her first week of trading in the new shop, Delia is delighted with the warmth of the welcome she got from fellow and neighbouring business people in the town.

She’s also taken aback with the level of business she’s been doing in terms of straight sales from stock and from orders received during the week.

[read more …] “Delia adds her Pottery Studio to Castleisland’s Main Street at No. 94”

Seasons Greetings from Cork Music Station Radio

Cork Music Station wish you all a very Happy Christmas and a peaceful healthy New Year. We would like to thank all our DJ’s who give their time throughout the year to bring all our listeners the best of music and entertainment. We would also like to thank the artists and promoters who send us the material during the year. Also to you all the listeners who have made our station so popular all over the globe. 

Listen online at

By the Way 2 – Officially Launched

Congratulations to Ann Lane of Ballinatona whose new photographic book on public art in Ireland By the Way 2 was launched yesterday by John Sheehan of the Dubliners, at the Royal Irish Academy, Dawson Street, Dublin. Also in attendance were the President of Ireland Michael D. Higgins, his wife Sabina, and a host of well known faces from politics, friends from her 28 years as personal secretary of past President Mary Robinson. An excellent gift for all!

By the Way 2 is available to purchase from Wordwell Books.

[read more …] “By the Way 2 – Officially Launched”

Vintage Display at Culture Night on next Friday Night Sept 20th

Millstreet Vintage Club are delighted to be associated with the Culture Night in Millstreet which will be held on this coming Friday Sept 20th,the Vintage Club will put on a Display of Vintage Equipment Cars Tractors etc for the Evening and there are plenty Exhibits and Activities planned around the Town as well for the Culture Night itself,do support this Event and its all for Free.


Aubane Social Club 271 Years Anniversary Butter Road Walk in association with the IRD Bealtaine Festival on next Sunday 26th May

Aubane Social Club are holding the 271 years Anniversary Butter Road Walk in association with the IRD Bealtaine Festival on next Sunday 26th May at 2.00pm,the Walk will start from The Aubane Community Centre where John Kelleher will be your Guide as the walk makes its way on to the Kerrymans Table and will then return back to the Community Centre for Refreshments,Everybody very Welcome to attend.

Christmas Greetings from Aubane Social Club

Christmas Greetings from Aubane Social Club.

Christmas Day Climb Dec 25th 10.30 am in Aid of Air Ambulance Service.

Around the Fireside on Thursday Dec 27 in Aubane Community Centre at 8.30 pm.

Monday Night Set Dancing will resume on Monday Jan 7th 2019.

Art Exhibition opens

Milllstreet’s Bertie and Bill Buckley are currently hosting an Art and Wood Exhibition showcasing a fascinating display over four days with the public welcome to attend. The pop up gallery is a must on the staging at Pat McCarthy’s former TV Shop, in The Square, Millstreet.
Opening night drew a representative attendance from across Duhallow with a cheese and wine reception greeting patrons. Many of Bertie’s exhibits depicts local landmarks and nature, also featured at the exhibition are wood carvings by Bill Buckley from Lyre.
The event continues on Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 10am to 6pm daily.

[read more …] “Art Exhibition opens”

Setting up a Craft Group

Hello all, I’m currently thinking about setting up a craft group that would meet weekly in Millstreet to exchange ideas and techniques and just generally meet like minded people for a couple of hours, a cuppa and do a bit of crafting. I would love to hear from sewers, Quilters, patchworkers, knitter, crossstichers, card makers, jewelry makers and any other crafters who would like to get together. Please respond with any thoughts or ideas. Thanks, Clare. 

[replies below or via Facebook]

Arriving Into View

Arriving Into View is an art project that invited teenagers living in direct provision centres in Cork City and County to work with the Glucksman and practicing artists over a six week period in Autumn 2017.

Throughout the sessions participants engaged in projects that investigated ideas of personal journey. Teenagers explored the processes and techniques involved in communicating stories and messages to large audiences while working with different mediums and artists.

The project invited 15 teenagers (ages 13-17 years) from direct provision centres in Kinsale Road, Glounthaune, Clonakilty and Drishane Castle to work with practicing artists. This was an opportunity for these teenagers to interact with artistic ideas and mediums and to discover their own creative and imaginative capabilities away from their prohibitive surroundings.

The culmination of the project was last Friday’s tonight’s public display of a large scale mural created by the group in Fitzgerald’s Park as park of Culture Night. It will remain on display until October 8th. [read more …] “Arriving Into View”

Cork Music Station Broadcasting Live Tonight from 8pm at The Country Hall of Fame Show at The Great Northern Hotel Bundoran

Cork Music Station with DJ Willie Fitzgerald are Broadcasting Live Tonight from 8pm at The Country Hall of Fame Show with many top Artists lined up including the Legendary Big Tom, all this is happening at The Great Northern Hotel Bundoran so do tune in for a Night of Great Entertainment.michael commins

Nel – the Brown Rescue Horse

2015-03-26 Mícheál O Muirthile entry into the NY  Equus Film Festival_Mícheál O Muirthile’s painting of Nel the Brown Rescue Horse with Andy and Sue in Kilmeedy Lodge is competing to become the flagship publicity poster for the Equus Film Festival in New York later in the year.

Outside that, the top 12 artist will be featured in the Equus Film Festival Official 2016 Calendar

To help it, they are asking us all to simply ‘like’ the photo on facebook.

The competition is by invite only and all pieces must be have an Equine theme. Micheál’s piece “Nel – The Brown Mare”, which he painted especially for this, was [read more …] “Nel – the Brown Rescue Horse”

National Schools Christmas Picture and Decorating Idea Competition

We had a huge amount of entries for the Christmas Scene and Decorating Idea Competition for children in local National Schools. It was so difficult to pick winners that we had to add some extra prizes. All prize winning entries will be displayed at the Millstreet Christmas Market in the GAA Hall on 6th & 7th December from 12-5pm. The following are the prize winners in each category:

Decorating Ideas – Under 13
1st Rachel Tarrant – Dromagh N.S – Age 12
2nd Eimear O Leary – Pres. N.S. – Age 11
3rd Dylan Kelleher – Cloghoula N.S. – Age 9
4th Edward Ring – Cloghoula N.S. – Age 9
5th Tommy Walsh – Dromagh N.S. – Age 11
Christmas Scene – Under 13
1st Morola – Millstreet Boys N.S. – Age 10
2nd Pola Nowak – Pres. N.S. – Age 10
3rd Niamh Dineen – Dromagh N.S. – Age 11
4th Holly Sheehan – Pres. – Age 9
5th Luke O Donoghue – Boys N.S. – Age 12
6th Lola O Flynn – Dernagree N.S. – Age 9
Christmas Scene – Under 8
1st Steven Lyons – Millstreet Boys N.S. – Age 8
2nd Madison Gallahue Murphy – Derinagree N.S. – Age 8
3rd Michael Brak – Millstreet Boys N.S. – Age 8
4th Niamh O Keeffe – Dernagree N.S. – Age 7
5th Embie – Millstreet Girls N.S. – Senior Infants

Millstreet Library Summer Arts Workshop 2014

"Birds and Bird Houses" has been this year's theme for the hugely popular Millstreet Library Summer Arts Workshop presented by Artist, Amanda Wright (on left) and coordinated by Librarian, Breda O'Leary.   Here we view the wonderfully talented children with some of their beautiful artistic creations on Wednesday, 23rd July 2014.  Click on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.)
“Birds and Bird Houses” has been this year’s theme for the hugely popular Millstreet Library Summer Arts Workshop presented by Artist, Amanda Wright (on left) and coordinated by Librarian, Breda O’Leary (standing on right). Here we view the wonderfully talented children with some of their beautiful artistic creations on Wednesday, 23rd July 2014. Click on the images to enlarge.   (S.R.)

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