Sincere Thanks for Guide Dogs Fund Support

Heartfelt thanks for the very generous support by the people and businesses of Millstreet regarding the recent Fundraising for the Guide Dogs Future Heroes Appeal.   An excellent €470.00 was raised.  We thank Hannah Crowley (who wishes to express her sincere appreciation for such a generous response to the Appeal) for this uplifting notice.  (S.R.)

Galtee Walk 2017

Hi to all our friends in the Millstreet area. The Multiple Sclerosis Society of Ireland Fermoy Branch (North & East Cork) walk the Galtee mountains yearly in aid of those living in our community with MS. It’s a fun day out for all the family, fully supported by the Red Cross & our many volunteers.

This year we are looking for a few more volunteers to help us with the event

We are looking for people with hill walking experience to join our stewarding group; this is split into two shifts (8am-12.30 & 12.30-5pm) If this is something you are interested in & perhaps help out with: please contact Mary on 087-6682834 asap for more information. If you want to see more feel free to pop over to our Facebook page.


Thank You from Katie and Ciara

We just wanted to say a massive thank you to everyone who has been supporting us from day one with fundraising for the hope foundation. We travelled to Kolkata with fellow students visiting all the projects that the money we had fundraised went to, such as Schools, houses, crèches also the HOPE foundation hospital. It was such an amazing experience and we would encourage everyone to this. We both definitely want to continue to work with the HOPE Foundation Katie and myself, Ciara, would like to sincerely thank the people of Millstreet for supporting us in this once in a life time experience.
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Tea / Coffee Day in Rathcoole

Mary Buckley of Laught, Rathcoole, will be holding a Tea/Coffee Day again this year on the 1st May (Monday) from 10am until 6pm in her home. The proceeds of the day will go to the Mercy Hospital Foundation. Kettle on the boil all day long and plenty of home-baking.
All Welcome. Hope to see ye all there.

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Tiny Steps for Preemie Babies

On March 19th there will be a family friendly timed 5km/10km run/walk in aid of Cork Neonatal Unit, which will begin and end at the Top Of Coom, Kilgarvan, Co. Kerry.

Buggy friendly — Timed event — Run/Walk begins at 12 noon — Registration at 10:30am –Charity Number CHY17293

See more at or @tinystepsforpreemiebabies

Clothes Collection – Fundraiser for St. John’s

St. John’s Football Club


We are collecting the following items to raise money for the club : Men’s/Women’s/Children’s clothing, shoes, belts, handbags, soft toys, household textiles incl curtains & towels, mobile phones (must be given separately).

The following drop off points are available:

  • St John’s Gaa Pitch Station Rd.: Sat 4th & 11th March 10.30am-12.30pm
  • Kilcorney: After Mass Sun 5th March 11am -12pm
  • Aubane School: Tue 7th March 8-9pm

For more information or to organise a pick up outside times contact jerry on 087 9103891. [St.John’s on facebook]

Penny Dinners – Thank You

We’d like to thank everyone who contributed to the Christmas food collection for Penny Dinners. The response was fantastic this year.

Thanks also to Mary Murphy of Guys & Dolls; Millstreet Community School, especially Mrs. Randles and the TYs; Mary & John Coleman and the staff of Coleman’s Centra. The collection would not be possible without their continued support – Aida and Anna

Mushera Christmas Climb 2016

Fair play to all that braved the Mushera Mountain Climb on this wet and windy Christmas morning, in aid of our local Reach Out Cancer Support. Not for the faint heartded as the rain was horizontal on top of the mountain, but here’s a few of those that went up:

There was no hanging around at the top, and only this small group was there when we arrived  Clara and Ainsey were collecting donations for ROCS at the start of the climbJohn Dineen, John Twomey, Darragh Twomey and Michael O’Riordan were having a break in some shelter

Michelle and her greyhound. He wasn’t liking the weather!

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Cork Penny Dinners collection at Millstreet Community School – thank you

The Millstreet Community School Transition Year Young SVP group would like to express their thanks to all those who contributed items to their collection in aid of Cork Penny Dinners.  Aida Costello came to the school on Tuesday 20th December and some of the TY students involved, with their teacher Mrs Mary Randles, helped bring the substantial quantity of items donated to her car.  The students would like to express their thanks for your support.

Thank you for supporting the Bake Sale for student helpers going to Lourdes 2017

Thanks to all of you who supported the cake sale held on Saturday 10th December 2017 in Millstreet Parish Centre to support Una Buckley and Dervla Murphy who’ll be going to Lourdes as helpers with the Irish Pilgrimage Trust at Easter 2017.  €508 was raised.  Thank you.lourdes-bake-sale


Cork Penny Dinners Appeal in Millstreet Community School

Millstreet Community School: Transition Year Young SVP group are organising a collection for Cork Penny Dinners. The aim of Cork Penny Dinners is to give everyone who calls to the centre in Cork a warm, nourishing midday meal.  In addition, clients get sandwiches and fruit to take away as an evening meal.  It is open seven days a week all year, including Christmas Day.

Students are collecting the following items: tinned foods, orange squash, Easy-Singles cheese, sugar, tea, coffee, biscuits, salt, tea-towels, cleaning products.  This collection will run until Friday 16th December.  

For more details, contact the school (029 70087)

Thank you.

Penny Dinners Xmas 2016

We are doing a food collection in aid of Penny Dinners again this year. Guys & Dolls Hair Salon and Coleman’s Centra have very kindly agreed to facilitate our collection again and donation boxes are in place in their premises.

Cork Penny Dinners - logoThe aim of Cork Penny Dinners is to give everyone who calls to their Centre a hot nourishing midday meal. In addition, clients get sandwiches and fruit to take away as an evening meal. Penny Dinners is open 7 days a week all year, including Christmas Day.

Your support would be greatly appreciated.

Any local businesses wishing to donate or get involved can contact 087 6886725.

Anna, Stephen & Aida Costello.

ITEMS NEEDED: Tinned Foods, Orange Squash, Easi-singles Cheese, Sugar, Coffee, Tea, Biscuits, Salt, Tea Towels, Cleaning Products.

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Maureen O Sullivan and her Hamper Packers Community Christmas Appeal 2016

Cork’s Maureen O Sullivan and her Hamper Packers

Community Christmas Appeal 2016

Food parcels for the Homeless at Christmas

We have locally helped with this appeal for many years now, a few items from everyone goes along way. Just drop off a item or two to the drop in centres below.

Essential foods – for example:

  • easy to open tins of Tea, Coffee- small jars, Sugar, jam/marmalade, Tins of fruit, Cartons of Rice, Cereal bars, Spaghetti/beans, Pot Noodles, Cup a Soup, Biscuits/crackers, Tinned – fish, Meat’s, Stew’s, Cornbeef, Chicken, etc.
  • Razors, toothpaste deodorants etc
  • Always needed – Socks, scarf’s or gloves or good quality warm jumpers, coats, Sleeping bag

Drop in centres

  • Millstreet – Regan’s Mills office
  • Dromagh –  Angland’s Petrol Station
  • Boherbue – Educare Centre

Any Volunteer’s to travel to Cork for the sorting out of foods will be kindly appreciated.
Margaret Crean will collect on Thursday 15th and take items to Cork on Friday 16th December.

Clothes Collection Millstreet Set Dancers


Millstreet Set Dancers are holding a fundraising CLOTHES COLLECTION in association with  BAG IT FOR BLINDNESS

NCBI (National Council for the Blind Ireland)
Collections in Millstreet GAA Hall

Thursday 1st Dec 5-7pm
Saturday 3rd Dec 9am- 12pm

We accept Clothing, linen, curtains, belts, handbags and shoes (paired)


Thanks to all who supported Team Hope Shoebox Appeal 2016


Thanks to everyone for their efforts with regards to the Team Hope Shoebox appeal 2016

Over 450 boxes were brought to Millstreet Community School from Rathcoole National School, Millstreet Boys National School, Presentation Convent National School Millstreet, Knocknagree National School, Kilcorney National School and by pupils of Millstreet Community School.

Additional thanks go to members of the local community who also brought boxes down to the school in support of the appeal. Thanks also go to the members of the Millstreet Community School Transition Year ‘Young SVP’ group and their teacher Mrs Mary Randles for co-ordinating the whole enterprise so successfully.

Christmas 2016 Shoebox Appeal

The Primary Schools and Community School were today finalising their Team Hope Christmas Shoeboxes, making a huge difference for so many less fortunate children this Christmas. Well done to all the children, parents and teachers who all did a fantastic job:

Kilcorney N.S. donated 42 shoeboxes to the annual Christmas Shoebox Appeal !
St.Brendan’s N.S. responded in astounding fashion, receiving a total of 80 boxes ! (more photos)
Over 130 shoeboxes were collected at Presentation NS [see article on the Pres NS website]

Charity Christmas Open House

BrideParkCottage_largeIt that time of year again when Bridepark Cottage, Killumney, Ovens Co. Cork opens its doors to the People of Ireland for two weekends commencing on the 17th November 2016. This is the 20th anniversary of the Christmas Open House. This year’s beneficiaries are Our Lady’s Crumlin Children’s Hospital and the Friends of Bandon Community Hospital.

The house is privately own by DJ. Murphy, who without hesitation is opening his house on Thursday 17th November from 6pm – 10pm, Friday 18th November from 6pm – 10pm, Saturday 19th November 4pm – 10pm and Sunday 20th November 12nd – 8pm and the following weekend Thursday 24th November from 6pm – 10pm, Friday 25th November from 6pm – 10pm, Saturday 26th November 4pm – 10pm and Sunday 27th November 12nd – 8pm. continue reading the full article “Charity Christmas Open House”