Annual Fancy Dress Stretcher Race

The Bush Bar hosts the Annual Charity Stretcher Race this June 3rd. It is in aid of the Ian O’Connell Trust Fund and the Fight For Fionn.

Fionn Barry has spent most of his short life suffering and in hospital yet despite this he is still fighting for answers. He was diagnosed at 6 months with infantile spasms which has evolved into a seriously debilitating and Life limiting illness and needs 24 hour care.

16-year-old Ian O’Connell fell from his bike in Killarney National Park, sustaining damage to his neck and spine. The popular young sportsman is undergoing occupational therapy and physiotherapy at the rehabilitation centre in Dún Laoghaire.  A trust set up to help a Killarney teenager who sustained a life-changing injury last August.  [read more …] “Annual Fancy Dress Stretcher Race”

More Donations from Volunteering Fundraisers

As the generosity of the local businesses and community was so great during the fundraising efforts for my volunteering in India, it allowed other donations to be made to two other very worthy causes Marymount Hospice and Millstreet Community Hospital. €910 has been donated to both (pictures below).

I shall send updates during my 10 weeks of volunteering. I have received my itinerary for the first four weeks and I shall be teaching a class of 30 kids in Palampur aged between 10 -15 yrs. I will be teaching English, mathematics, general knowledge and sports to them.

Again a massive thank you to everyone who helped out, took part and donated to these volunteering efforts – Celina.

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Kilcorney N.S. Clothes Collection

Kilcorney N.S. Clothes Collection

March 22nd

Please bring your previously loved clean clothes, linen, curtains, belts, handbags, shoes(paired) in large plastic sacks to the school on or before March 22nd.

No Duvets, Pillows, Cushions, Socks or underwear. Thank you.

The National Council for the Blind of Ireland will benefit from our collection through the resale and recycling of garments collected.

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.

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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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





in aid of local girl, Anna Buckley’s
volunteering work with Street and Slum Children in Kolkata, India,
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:


Much Appreciated Cheque Presentation to R.O.C.S. at Wallis Arms Hotel

Following a very successful fundraising Women’s Little Christmas Event 2018 at the Wallis Arms Hotel in January a very generous cheque was presented to R.O.C.S. (Reach Out Cancer Support) at the Hotel on Friday, 26th Jan. 2018.  We share a selection of images from the Presentation. Sincere thanks to Mary Bucke and Ethan Desmond for assisting us with some of the photographs.  Click on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.)

Billy Sheahan (Coordinator of Christmas Event) presents the cheque to Helen Meaney of R.O.C.S.. Also included are Members of R.O.C.S..
Mairéad Daly and Michelle O’Keeffe accept the generous cheque from Billy Sheahan.

And we share further images of the Presentation… [read more …] “Much Appreciated Cheque Presentation to R.O.C.S. at Wallis Arms Hotel”

Fundraising Table Quiz in Aid of Cancer Connect

A table quiz will be held in Moll Carthy’s Bridge Bar in Kilcorney on this Friday night January 19th commencing at 8.30pm.  This table quiz is in aid of Cancer Connect, an organization who provides transport to people for Cancer services in our Cork Hospitals.  Your support would be very much appreciated for this worthy cause.

Fundraising for Volunteer Work in India

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).

[read more …] “Fundraising for Volunteer Work in India”

Corkery’s Bar Annual St Stephens Day Quiz – Thank You

Corkery’s bar would like to say a big thank you to everyone who took part in this years quiz. A total of €1,040 was raised which will be split between Millstreet Hospital and The Cope Foundation

A big thanks as well to Bernard Murphy for setting the questions and to all those who helped run the quiz.

Cork Homeless Hampers and Penny Dinners

BIG THANK YOU to everyone who contributed to Cork Homeless Hampers and Penny Dinners, there was a huge amount collected in the Millstreet area, we had 5 full car loads, firstly Boherbue Brownies who organised all the toiletries, Knocknagree national school who donated a full car load and a donation from there art sale, 5th & 6th class at Millstreet Presentation Convent who made cards for each hamper bag and especially Margaret Crean who is the main coordinator for it here locally and all her helpers, Bridget Walsh BuckleyBreeda DalyBreeda O RiordanAndżeju Jak Ci Na Imię who got a huge donation of cereal bars after Clonakilty marathon. (and donated his finishers marathon t.shirts too) I’m truly grateful..
If you missed helping this year we do it all again next year.  Happy Christmas.

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St. Vincent de Paul – Thank You

St. Patrick’s Conference of St. Vincent de Paul sincerely wish to thank those who contributed to our annual collection. The sum of €6,606.61 was realised comprised of Church door collections at Millstreet, Ballydaly, Cullen, Dromagh, Derrinagree, & Kilcorney, as well as private donations. These monies will be utilised for the alleviation of hardship locally.
If you or someone you know requires assistance please contact 087 9597900 or the Parish Office.

Thank you for supporting Bake Sale

Thanks to everyone who supported the Bake Sale that was held on Saturday 16th December 2017 in Millstreet Parish Centre.  A total of €632 was raised.  This money will go towards the travel and accommodation costs of two 5th year students at Millstreet Community School (Ciara Manning and Denise Healy) who will travelling with the Irish Pilgrimage Trust as helpers for a week at Easter 2018.

The Final Presentation from Dromtarriffe Cope after 48 Years

The final presentation from Dromtarriffe Cope fundraisers. A group of local ladies has been fundraising for Cope foundation for the last 48 years and have finally called it a day, with no one to take over the mammoth task the ladies made their final presentation to Joanne Higgins fundraising director for the Cope foundation,well done ladies. – with thanks to John Mullane for this post

Bake Sale for Millstreet students helping in Lourdes – Easter 2018

A Bake Sale will take on Saturday 16th December in Millstreet Parish Centre after 6.30pm Mass. 

Ciara Manning and Denise Healy are 5th year students at Millstreet Community School.  They will be joining the IHCPT pilgrimage to Lourdes for a week at Easter 2018.   They follow in a long line of students who have travelled as helpers for the Easter Pilgrimage and who have all come back with glowing reports about the experience.

As in previous years, fundraising events will be held to help cover the flight and travel costs for their week in Lourdes (€650/person).  The Bake Sale is the first of these.  Your support is appreciated.

Millstreet Athletic Club

Picture by TMC Photography, Cork

Millstreet AGM will take place on Thursday 14 December at 8pm in Parish Centre.

The Irish cancer Society wish to thank everyone who supported and help organise their recent Christmas Jumper Run which raised €638.

Thank you to the Duggan family for allowing access to Drishane Estate.

Merry Christmas to everyone

Christmas Concert in Millstreet Church

Millstreet Community Hospital are looking to renovate their palliative care room in the hospital and are in need of your help. If you can come to our concert on the 8th of December it would be greatly appreciated.Tickets are available at Millstreet Hospital and from local outlets.
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Christmas is not the same for Everyone

Even in an improving economy, it can still take just one small problem to tip someone into crisis and poverty. But we know that a little help at the right time can change everything. This Christmas, over 140,000 people in communities across the country will ask St. Vincent de Paul for help with food, fuel and basic clothing. Some of these are in our community.
Please support the SVP Annual Appeal this weekend at the Church Door collections in Millstreet, Ballydaly, Cullen, Derrinagree, Dromagh, and Kilcorney at all Masses. Your help can last a lifetime. [SVP]

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The Christmas season got off to a great start in Cullen on Sat. Dec. 2nd, when the Cullen and District special Needs Association hosted the 37th  annual Christmas Mass in the seasonally decorated Cullen Community Centre, which was much admired and appreciated by all guests. The sun shone brightly as all assembled for Mass celebrated by Cullen native  Fr,Anthony O’Keeffe, with the local choir and organist Susan O’Connor, adding to the celebration and making it such a special and meaningful occasion. Dr.Casey welcomed all the guests and was delighted to see such a great crowd. Afterwards there was plenty of food, music and craic to pass the afternoon, including a brilliant disco with D.J. Sean Sheehan.  There was no scarcity of dancers among the guests who also contributed songs.

In the meantime the ladies from Kanturk Red Cross had a busy evening as many of the guests enjoyed some relaxing hand massage and nail painting.


Andrzej’s 42 Steps to Freedom

Hi Everyone, as you all will probably agree, Andrzej (Andrew) is a great ambassador for the club. He has a big heart and gives up his own time to help others who are less fortunate. He is currently trying to raise money for a friend of his back in his homeland who is paralysed and confined to his house as he lives in a 2nd floor apartment and unable to get up and down the stairs without assistance.
The fund raiser is called the “42 Steps to Freedom“. You can find more information on his FB page but basically he is looking for sponsorship for each KM of the Clonakilty Marathon.
I think it would be great if we could pull together as [read more …] “Andrzej’s 42 Steps to Freedom”