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!

[read more …] “Mushera Christmas Climb 2016”

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.

[read more …] “Penny Dinners Xmas 2016”

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. [read more …] “Charity Christmas Open House”

Trad for Trocaire at Millstreet Community School – thank you!

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.

Trad for Trocaire – Millstreet Community School, Fri. 7th Oct. 2016 (TONIGHT) @7.30pm

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.

Cork Fire Fighters Ladder Climb


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.