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.
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)
NO DUVETS OR PILLOWS please
YOUR SUPPORT IS APPRECIATED!!
Kilcorney Development Association
will hold a table quiz
in aid of
Kilcorney National School Parents’ Association
in Moll Carthy’s Bridge Bar
on Friday, November 25th at 9pm.
Your support would be greatly appreciated.
Great night assured.
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.
It 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. [read more …] “Charity Christmas Open House”
Clara & Isabelle dropping off a great donation from the end of season party for Dromtariffe Football Club Under 10/12. Many thanks to all from Catriona at Cork Penny Dinners.
Thank you to everyone who attended the Trad for Trocaire event that took place on Friday 7th October 2016 in Millstreet Community School. It was an evening of fine traditional music, song and dance. Well done to all the students who participated. A total of €297 was raised to support Trocaire’s work. Thanks for your generosity.
A Trad for Trocaire event will take place in Millstreet Community School library on Friday 7th October 2016, starting at 7.30pm. This will be a chance for students from all year groups to share their traditional Irish music, song and dance skills with the wider community. It will also be a chance to raise money to support Trocaire’s work among some of the poorest communities in the world. Admission is free and everyone is welcome to attend. There will be a collection for Trocaire during the event.
Contribute to the fantastic Cork Firefighters Ladder Climb
In aid of Cork City Hospitals Childsren’s Club
A ladder will be set up outside Supervalu, Millstreet
.Firefighters from from the Cork city Fire Service will be climbing.
The date and times are as follows:
Saturday 3rd September at 11.45am to 12.45pm
This is happening in all 21 fire stations in County Cork and in the City stations.
Looking forward to seeing you on the day.
All contributions appreciated.
Some of you may have seen the programme on the Higher Hopes choir which was repeated on RTE last week. Never ones to rest on their laurels, our friends in Cork Penny Dinners have now started music lessons as an outlet for their clients and are looking for musical instruments in good condition. They are particularly interested in guitars, violins, keyboards, flutes, drums, amps, mics.
If you have any of these musical instruments, in good condition, which you are no longer using and would like to donate, please contact Aida Costello on 087 6886725.
Well done to Billy and Ellen Sheehan who are pictured above after they had finished the Ring of Kerry Cycling Annual Event last Saturday. With thanks to Jane for the photo.
As they say at St. Francis‘ School … ‘If you light a lantern for another, it will brighten your own way’. – Nichiren Daishonin
Steven O’ Riordan is fundraising to help him complete a newly discovered but unfinished play on the Clonbanin Ambush that has been found in an attic twenty five years after the writer’s death.
The Clonbanin Ambush was written by Cork native Bill Cody, also known as Patrick Vaughan contributor to the Corkman and the initial seeds for this play were sown almost 70 years ago through his encounter with an IRA veteran. It examines the circumstances surrounding a famous IRA ambush of the War of Independence where a large party of Volunteers from Cork and Kerry ambushed a party of British army soldiers in 1921 resulting in the death of the decorated British Brigadier-General Hanway Robert Cumming.
Discovered among Bill’s papers were two copybooks of fascinating historical, dramatic and poetic material dealing with the ambush that lay incomplete at the time of Bill’s death. In this time of seismic Irish revolutionary centenaries the play deserves and demands to be finished to do justice not just to the playwright but to the men who fought and died that day at Clonbanin. [read more …] “The Clonbanin Ambush Play”
A huge thank you to all who supported my Coffee Day on Monday 2nd May in aid of the Mercy Hospital Cancer Appeal in remembrance of my late husband John. A total of €5,389 was raised for this worthy cause. Thank you to one and all.
A big Thank You to Seanie for covering the event with lovely photographs on millstreet.ie.
Mary Buckley, Rathcoole. [read more …] “Coffee Day – Thank You”