Escort for Crumlin

Congratulations to PAUL KELLY from CARLOW who’s ticket was pulled out of the drum in mondello park on sat to win the MK2 Escort.
A total of Eur 19,300 was raised for Our Ladies Childrens Hospital Crumlin & The National Childrens Research Centre
A huge thanks to all who bought tickets and helped in the project from the Irish Escort Owners Club

[read more …] “Escort for Crumlin”

Buggy push around Millstreet town park

    On behalf of the commitee members of the parent/toddler group we would like to thank

everyone who took part in a buggy push

around Millstreet town park on Tuesday September 20th.

All proceeds going to the neo-natal clinic in C.U.H.

(pictures taken by Carmel Walsh)

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Win a MK2 Escort

In one weeks time, someone somewhere will be winning a restored MK2 Escort, and Crumlin Childrens Hospital will be getting a cheque, somewhere in the ballpark of 11 grand – have you got your ticket? Contact Declan Casey on Facebook, or by email.

Tickets now available at JOHN MOYNIHAN RALLYING, West End and at WORDSWORTH in the square. Only 1 week to go.

[read more …] “Win a MK2 Escort”

Running for Pearl

Hi, My friend Malcolm McLoughlin is undertaking a charity run this sunday 3rd July from Mizen Head to Malin Head (570km!) and will be passing through Millstreet. He is raising funds for autism, for his own daughter Pearl and various other Autism charities. If anyone would like to cheer him on or run a little please come out. Exact dates and times of reaching Millstreet will be updated via his Running For Pearl facebook page.

Kind Regards,
Therese Kelly

I reckon he’ll be coming into Millstreet on the second day (Monday 4th) as it’s about 120 km from here to Mizen, but we’ll try to keep ye posted as to when he’ll be coming into Millstreet.

Click on the poster (right) for further details, or see below for links to the full details.

[read more …] “Running for Pearl”

Anne Casey Joy Memorial Classic Car Run

On Sunday 29th May, 112 cars left Darby O’Gills Hotel in Killarney and set off on a 90 mile tour of the mountains of Kerry. The aim was to raise money for the Oncology Unit in Tralee General Hospital. The run coincided with the first anniversary of Anne Casey Joy who passed away on 24th May 2010.

Organised by Anne’s brother Declan, along with her husband Billy, and a number of good friends, the route took the cars over the famous Molls gap, Ballaghbeama Pass, Ballaghasheen pass and continued to a rest halt at Rossbeigh Beach. Finally the convoy made its way to Beaufort via another famous landmark, Caragh Lake where [read more …] “Anne Casey Joy Memorial Classic Car Run”

‘From a Distance’ charity single

Stephen O Riordan from Drishane Road has been involved in making the charity single ‘From a Distance’ Official Music Video for the Magdalene Survivors Together Campaign.

Stephen has been involved with the Magdelene Survivors since making the documentary ‘The Forgotten Maggies‘ in 2009.  He appears in the music video (above) on a number of occasions, and most prominently from 0:44 to 0:49. [read more …] “‘From a Distance’ charity single”

Charity Concert

Hey all, final reminder of the Charity Concert in aid of Marymount Hospice Cork tomorrow night Friday May 20th in The Wallis Arms Hotel. Starting at 9pm Tickets only cost €8.00 and it is for a very worthy cause.
Ttickets will be available at the door or if you want to be certain of your seat. Contact James on 085 2751235 to get your ticket.
Please come out and support, great night assured.

John P Kelleher – Shave or Dye

2011-04-29: John P Kelleher Shave or Dye - before and after photos. All in aid of the Irish Cancer Society

On Friday 29th April in Carriganima at the Night of Madness, John P Kelleher shaved his head and beard for the Irish Cancer Society, To date he has raised €2300. He has had a beard since 1979 thats 32 years, a big change for all of us to see him without it ! Here are the pictures stage by stage as you can imagine it took a while (pictures below). Any one wishing to contribute can give it to himself or any member of his family: – with thanks to Rosaleen for this article [read more …] “John P Kelleher – Shave or Dye”

Vintage Car Photos

Jim McSweeney has published another eighty odd photos of the cars at the Vintage and Family Fun Day in the Green Glens on Facebook. This is on top of his album of tractors and farm machinery which we detailed yesterday. (again you’ll have to be logged into FB to see them)

More photo albums have been posted on photoBucket by Colm who had his own Escort on display

Vintage Day Photos

The above photos are from a set of 55, taken at today’s Vintage and Family Fun Day at the Green Glens has appeared already on

… while Jim McSweeney has also published a set of photos on the tractors today on Facebook (you only need to be logged in), with a couple of his photos shown above.

There will surely be lots of more photos and commentary to follow in the next few days.

Cork Volunteer Week
The Lord Mayor’s Cork Volunteer Week will take place from the 6th-12th June 2011. One of the main events taking place during this week is the volunteer fair. Over 150 non-profit organisations will exhibit at the fair in City Hall, Cork. We are encouraging groups to organise events during the week to thank their volunteers or to encourage more people to volunteer with their group. [read more …] “Cork Volunteer Week”

Enable Ireland – looking for help

Dear Friends,

We at Enable Ireland Cork Fundraising Office are organising our 2011 Church Gate Collections in your area. We have been granted a Garda Permit to collect in Millstreet on Saturday 26th & Sunday 27th February 2011.

We are currently recruiting new volunteers to help us to make this collection possible. Perhaps you may know someone who would be interested in volunteering. Any help would be hugely appreciated.

Enable Ireland Cork provides a range of essential services to over 483 adults and children with physical and sensory disabilities across Cork city and county. Our ability to push forward with expansion and development plans is dependent on [read more …] “Enable Ireland – looking for help”

New Years Day swim at the Boeing


All  showed  the real spirit of the community  and Christmas when our local people, young and not so old ventured into the Blackwater on New years day to raise awareness and money for the Alzheimers Society North Cork Branch.

This is our third New Years swim and we had two parts to the swim this year. Some swimmers jumped in on New Years Eve as they had a wedding to go to. Thanks lads.

Thanks to all the supporters that cheered us on. A very relaxed and enjoyable time sipping hot punch or lemonade was had by all after the swim.

The Alzheimers Society here in North Cork (Mallow Base) offers Home Care, respite care as well as a Day Care to families in need of this specialist care.

St Mary Day Care Centre in Mallow, is a dementia – specific home from home day unit for people with Alziheimers and time for families to do other  things. The environment were people with dementia feel comfortable and are stimulated.

THANKS  to all the sponsers and for all whom supported the swimmers on the day.

Thanks to Joe, from  our local Supervalue  for sponsoring the hot punch and lemonade.

Thanks to The Bridge Bar and the Bush Bar for sponsoring the Tee- shirts that were proudly worn by the swimmers on completing their task.

Thanks to Davy Tarrant and Timmy for the use of the microphone system.

All Moneys raised will stay local

[read more …] “New Years Day swim at the Boeing”

Sponsored New Year’s Day swim at the Boeing, Dooneen

Please support this annual fun filled event for a good cause.

(Sponsorship Cards in most shops around town)

New Year’s Day can often be a quiet day, bring the family for  an

hour of fun  to encourage the brave souls attempting the cold

waters of the Blackwater river.

[read more …] “Sponsored New Year’s Day swim at the Boeing, Dooneen”

Food parcels for the Homeless at Christmas

Cork’s Maureen O Sullivan and her Hamper Packers

Community Christmas Appeal 2010

Running now for approx 33years

Food parcels for the Homeless at Christmas

Essential foods – for example


Coffee- small jars







Tinned –Stews, Cornbeef,  etc.

Toiletries – Toothpaste, Toothbrush, Shampoo, and Shower gel,

Always needed  –  Socks, scarf’s or gloves  or good quality warm jumpers

Sleeping bags


Drop in centre –  Millstreet –  O’Regan Mills office ask for Hannah

Boherbue  –  Educare Centre–ask for  Tina  Enwright

Any Volunteers  to travel to Cork for the sorting out of foods will be kindly appreciated.

Margaret Crean will collect on Wednesday 22nd and take items to Cork

on Thursday 23rd December.

[read more …] “Food parcels for the Homeless at Christmas”

Marina sings for Children in the Chapel of the Little Flower

Harpist and singer Marina Cassidy will launch the 2010 Festive Season as part of a full line up of performers in a special benefit evening for children to take place in the recently restored Drishane Castle Chapel, Millstreet on 8 pm Friday December 3rd next.

Called “ A Night at the Castle” – 2009 was the inaugural year of this Concert which was an outstanding success.
Well known Flautist Miriam O’ Sullivan and Accompanist Declan Walsh will complement Marina to make this a truly memorable evening of music and song, in the beautiful setting of the Chapel of the Little Flower.

Also performing on the evening are:

  • Millstreet Church Choir,
  • St Augustinian’s Church Polish Choir,
  • Ms. Louise Bourke Soprano,
  • Drishane Castle African Gospel Choir and many more.

It will be followed by a Mulled Wine Reception in the adjacent assembly hall, all of which is [read more …] “Marina sings for Children in the Chapel of the Little Flower”

The Owners Pony and Young Riders Charity Show 2010 at Green Glens

One of the many colourful scenes at this year's Owners Pony and Young Riders Charity Show. This image was taken at Green Glens on Saturday, 23rd October 2010. (Seán)

Irish Kidney Association Bike Run

Apply for a Donor CardOn Saturday, 12th June 2010 an inspiring group which included Finbarr Leahy (with beard) and his many Friends and Family members took a refreshment break at Coleman’s Garage in Minor Row, Millstreet during a sponsored motor bike run from Cork onwards to north Co. Cork returning to Ballincollig Rugby Club – all in aid of the Irish Kidney Association.   The enthusiastic group were given a Garda Escort during the trip. We also recorded a brief interview for LTV2 to be broadcast in the Autumn.  (Seán Radley for ) [read more …] “Irish Kidney Association Bike Run”

Drishane Fête – More Air Take Photos

Air Take Photography
have sent us more photos from Drishane Garden Fête which was in aid of the Baby Jacob Appeal. Included in the photos are the vintage parade, the photographic exhibition in the Chapel (where Air Take Photography had their own exhibition, as well as Millstreet Museum), and other unique panoramic photos of the fête.

[read more …] “Drishane Fête – More Air Take Photos”