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2015-04-17 Table Quiz at Moll Carthy's Bar - in aid of Pieta House - posterPieta House is the centre for the prevention of self-harm or suicide in Ireland, and opened its doors over nine years ago.

In the intervening years they have seen and helped nearly 17,000 people in suicidal distress or engaging in self-harm, and to date have opened eight centres around the country.

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22Friends of Jamie Wall Monster GAA Table Quiz 2015 -800Sheila and Michael Wall and their families, want to sincerely thank the organising committee of the Monster Quiz held in Cullen Community Hall on Easter Monday in aid of The Jamie Wall Trust Fund.

“We are also deeply appreciative of the wonderful support from everyone who was present and those who supported it even though they could not attend. Your kind gesture will never be forgotten and hopefully Jamie’s recovery will be a fitting monument to your magnificent support and goodwill.”

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2015-04-01 Ashtanga Yoga Workshop_rsz 



Ashtanga Yoga Workshop

6:30pm April 1st

in the Canon O’Donovan Centre

All profits go to the Presentation National School Sport Project


For more contact Irina

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Saturday 28th March 12 noon – 12 midnight
The Square, Millstreet

Please support our Spinners in the square
donations, beeps or cheers.

Hi Everyone,
We are Spinning for 12 hours to raise funds to travel to Equador with VESA this summer to refurbish schools and teach English to the Naporuna Quichu and indigenous Amazon people whose livelihoods are threatened through, mining, deforestation and polution.

Thank you, Saoirse Mc Mahon and Ann Barber

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2015-03-18 Alex Ott Appeal -posterAlex Ott suffered a serious spinal injury while exercising a horse last November.
He has undergone phase one of his immediate treatment in Cork University
Hospital and he is now in The National Rehabilitation Centre in Dun Laoghaire,
Co. Dublin undergoing assessment and intensive treatment.

Alex is a well known hunt enthusiast where horses coupled with all forms of
equestrian sport were his life. Alex is a passionate horseman, skilled in all
aspects of horse  management and both he and his partner Janet run Gooseberry
Hill Horses. He has four young children Zara, Andy, Luke, Ella all active pony riders within Duhallow … Read the full article

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2015-03-20 Table Quiz in Moll Carthy's BarWe are holding a quiz in

Moll Carthy’s Bar


Friday 20th of March

in aid of

Marymount Hospice.

Start time is 9pm.

Quiz master is Liam Flynn.


Fundraiser for the BUMBLEance – your support will be greatly appreciated

The aim is to travel the entire 105 miles of the River Blackwater from the Source to the Sea. The team of five undertaking the journey includes David O Keeffe, John Murt, Daniel Hickey, Danny Dillane and Denis Rahilly. The six day trip will begin, weather permitting on Monday the 23rd of March and finish at the Quays in Youghal at midday Saturday the 28th. The journey will commence with a six mile walk from the source at Muinganine to Ballydesmond Village and from here the kayaks will be used to paddle to Knocknagree. The canadian canoe will be waiting here loaded with supplies and the necessary camping and cooking equipment for the rest of the excursion. The next five days will be spent journeying the river through Kerry, Cork and Waterford with various stops along the way. It is all being done to raise awareness and funds for The BUMBLEance – Children’s Ambulance Service.

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2015-02-25 Charity Clothes Drop - poster

Kilcorney Development Association will be holding a fund-raising table quiz in aid of Millstreet Community Hospital at Moll Carthy’s Bridge Bar on this Friday night February 13th commencing at 8.30pm. Everybody welcome.

Great night’s entertainment is assured. Please come along and support this worthy cause.

2015 Knocknagree Ladies Football Club - logoOur Club is holding a fundraising BINGO for all the family on Sunday February 22nd 15th at 3pm sharp in Cullen Community Centre.

Any business who could sponsor a Line or Full House , please call Catherine on 083 3498778 , we would very much appreciate the support.

Everyone is welcome to come along on the day: Double book €15, Single Book €10, and Half Book €5. Shop and Raffle on the day. Please support if you can. (from Knocknagree Ladies Football Club)

The Table Quiz that took place on Friday 30th January in the Wallis Arms was a great success.  The purpose of the evening was to raise money to help cover the travel and accommodation costs of six 5th year students who are going to Lourdes at Easter as helpers with the IHCPT – The Irish Pilgrimage Trust (€650/head).  Thirty two teams took part in the quiz and along with the raffle a total of €1894 was raised, which is fantastic.

Thanks to everyone who took part in the event and helped in any way to make the quiz a success.  Thanks especially to the Wallis Arms for providing the back room free of charge and to John Tarrant for devising excellent questions once again.

A truly enthusiastic atmosphere at the Wallis Arms Hotel tonight as a very impressive attendance participated in the Table Quiz in aid of Millstreet Community School's annual Lourdes Project for Students who assist in the IHCPT Irish Pilgrimage Trust.  Pictured is Chaplain John Magee who with many other dedicated MCS Staff efficiently coordinated tonight's popular even.  Click on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.)

A truly enthusiastic atmosphere at the Wallis Arms Hotel tonight as a very impressive attendance participated in the Table Quiz in aid of Millstreet Community School’s annual Lourdes Project for Students who assist in the IHCPT Irish Pilgrimage Trust. Pictured is Chaplain John Magee who with many other dedicated MCS Staff very efficiently coordinated tonight’s popular event. Click on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.)

10Table Quiz at Wallis Arms Hotel Fri.30 Jan. 2015 -800 19Table Quiz at Wallis Arms Hotel Fri.30 Jan. 2015 -800While Jennifer posed the many questions it was John Tarrant who actually wrote them.   Table Quiz Events are definitely hugely popular in Millstreet.  Let’s observe many more images from tonight’s very continue reading…

2015-01-07 IHCP Table Quiz - poster

Money raised will go towards the travel/accommodation costs of six 5th year students from Millstreet Community School travelling as helpers to Lourdes at Easter 2015 with IHCPT – Irish Pilgrimage Trust.  Everyone is welcome to take part in what should be a great evening.

2014-08-23 Stars of the Future !! The U8 Millstreet Camogie girls in their new jerseys kindly sponsored by Reens Pharmacy.-1000

Millstreet Camogie Club


will hold their Church Gate Collection this weekend
January 31st & February 1st


Please Support

2015-01-20 Cork Penny DinnersThe staff of Penny Dinners have asked us to pass on their thanks to everyone in Millstreet who has contributed so generously to Anna’s Collection for Penny Dinners.
We have been absolutely stunned by people’s generosity. The amount collected so far, particularly over the Christmas period, has completely surpassed our expectations. It makes us very proud of our little town.
Thanks to the customers of Guy & Dolls, Colemans Centra and SuperValu. A big thank you to the staff, pupils and parents of Millstreet Community School who donated a staggering volume of goods. The photo shows Stephen and some of the Transition Years with just a small portion of what was collected.
We also have to thank the following people who have facilitated the collection and /or delivery:

Mary Murphy of Guys & Dolls • Mary & John Coleman and the staff of Coleman’s Centra • Joe Fitzgerald and the staff of SuperValu • Gerard Ryan of Millstreet Community School • TY students Millstreet Community School • Michelle O’Keeffe • Donagh Reardon.

Collection boxes are still in place in Colemans Centra, SuperValu and Guys & Dolls.
January is a very difficult month for Penny Dinners because the need is so great in this bitterly cold weather and donations dry up after Christmas. We did a delivery over the weekend and continue reading…

Donal & Maura Murphy of Newmarket recently  accepting a very impressive cheque from Catherine (extreme right) in Charleville on behalf of the Cork North West Branch of MS Ireland.

Donal & Maura Murphy of Newmarket recently accepting a very impressive cheque from Catherine (extreme right) in Charleville on behalf of the Cork North West Branch of MS Ireland.  Click on the image to enlarge. (S.R.)

2014-12-20 IHCPT Lourdes cake saleA belated ‘thank you’ to everyone who supported the bake sale that took place on Saturday 20th December after 6.30pm Mass & Sunday 21st December after 11.30am Mass in Millstreet Parish Centre.

The aim of the bake sale was to help raise money for the six 5th year students from Millstreet Community School who will be going to Lourdes at Easter 2015 with IHCPT – The Irish Pilgrimage Trust as helpers. The students are Andrea Guerin, Amy McSweeney, Maire Ellen O’Connor, Lauren Buicke, Sean Guerin and Darren Kiely.  The fare for their travel and accommodation will be about €650/person.

An amazing total of €900 was raised! Thank you!

The next fundraising event for the students will be a table quiz in the Wallis Arms on Friday 30th January 2015 at 8pm.

2014-12-25 Mushera Christmas Day Climb 05 - Some of the group at the topA lovely bright crisp morning greeted climbers for the annual Mushera Christmas Morning Climb, and a crowd of well in excess of a hundred took to the mountain to create an appetite for their Christmas dinner (or get away from the cooking of it!). This year the proceeds were in aid of the newly formed Aubane Community Alert, who added: “Many thanks to those who donated. The fund is still open. Sponorships cards still available”.

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2013-12-25 Mushera Christmas Day Climb - some of those that reached the top 7757-1000

A few of those that climbed Mushera on Christmas Day in 2013

The Annual Christmas Day Morning Climb will take place on Thursday Christmas Day Morning at 10.30 am. Meeting place is St Johns Well Car park or the Millstreet Country Park Entrance. This year the proceeds are in Aid of Aubane Community Alert. Sponsorship Cards will soon be available from Sonia O’Riordan Secretary or John F Kelleher Chairperson any Aubane Social Club member. Donations can be given on the day as there will be a bucket. Hope you all can make it…

See the Aubane Page for further details

2014-12-21 Maureen O'Sullivan and hamper packers - Hamper packersMaureen O Sullivan and her hamper Packers wishes to thank all in Millstreet / Boherbue for the wonderful donations of food and items for Cork Homeless Appeal 2014.

The Homeless men got their Hamper Bags last night.

Pictured is Maureen with some of her hamper packers.

Happy Christmas and a Peaceful New Year.

Conor Hartnett in the favela in RioFollowing on from the artice on Conor Hartnett last week in the Irish Examiner (Dec 13th), Conor gave a fascinating half hour interview with Neil Prenderville on Red FM yesterday morning (Dec 16th), outlining his charity work in the favelas in Rio di Janeiro. Listen to the interview below (from 1:27:15 in the audio), and visit

2014-04 Homeless Hamper Appeal - easter 2014 035 That time of year again, lets share the spirit of Christmas

Cork’s Maureen O Sullivan and her Hamper Packers

Community Christmas Appeal 2014

Running now for approx 37 years

Food parcels for the Homeless at ChristmasEssential foods – for example: Tea Bags • Coffee (small jars) • Tinned rice • Jars jam etc • Small multipack cereal boxes • Tin spaghetti or beans • Cup a Soup • Packets of biscuits • Tinned Meats, Stews, Cornbeef, Chicken, Fish etc. • Toiletries – Toothpaste, facecloths, combs toothbrush, shampoo, and shower gel •Always needed – scarf’s or gloves or good quality warm jumpers • men’s underwear (new) • Sleeping bags • Cigarettes !

Drop in centres

  • Millstreet – O’Regan’s Mills office ask for Hannah
  • Boherbue – Educare Centre – ask for Tina Enwright

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Sincere thanks to everyone who has contributed to Anna’s Food Collection for Penny Dinners. We are delighted with the response.

We delivered another bootload on Saturday and the staff at the centre were amazed at the volume of food that we had for them. Their premises is tiny so storage is very limited but they assured me that they would make room for everything. We will be able to do another delivery this week thanks to the generosity of all in Millstreet Community School.

Two years ago, Cork Penny Dinners was serving approx. 150 meals per week. It now provides over 1000 meals per week so all donations are greatly appreciated.
Food collection boxes are in place in Guys & Dolls Hair Salon, Coleman’s Centra, SuperValu and Millstreet Community School. Please keep giving. We will continue to deliver the food as long as the collection boxes are filling up.

Many thanks to Mary Murphy of Guys & Dolls, Mary & John Coleman and the staff of Coleman’s Centra, Joe Fitzgerald and the staff of SuperValu and Gerard Ryan of MCS for facilitating this collection. Any local businesses wishing to donate or get involved can contact 087 6886725.

Thanks for your support!
Anna, Stephen & Aida Costello

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

2014-12-05 Union Hall Lifeboat

The Union Hall RNLI B Class Lifeboat

A sincere thanks to everyone who attended the table quiz in McCarthy’s bar last Friday night. The total amount raised for the Union Hall lifeboat was €1,035.00 which was fantastic & is very much appreciated.

Thanks to Timmy Murphy & his family for hosting the quiz. Thanks also to all who contributed prizes for the quiz & the raffle, to Conor Corcoran & Timmy for setting the quiz questions & to all who helped out on the night.

2014-11-29 Choons for Children's Charities at Christmas - on stage in the GAA Hall‘STRINGS’ Fiddle Group would like to say a very big THANK YOU to all who helped and supported them with their recent fundraiser ‘Choons for Children’s Charities at Christmas‘. A great night was had by all and well over €600 was raised for a number of different charities.

Photos: Choons for Children (30), Millstreet Comhaltas (6)

2014-11-28 Millstreet Hospital 45 Drive - poster-800
Please note that this year’s Annual 45 Drive has a new date – Sunday December 7th where it was always previously held on December 8th (the feast of the Immaculate Conception).

2014-11-25 Strings Fiddle Group - Choons for Childrens charities - poster

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On Saturday night 7.30, after mass we will host
“Choons for Childrens Charities at Christmas”

‘Strings’ will open proceedings!
Then there will be a cup of tea.
After this, the ‘challenge’ is open to everyone … So please bring an instrument or your singing voice on the night!
There will be different ‘stations’ in the hall where you can go play a tune or sing a verse of a song and donate to childrens charities…
All donations/ monies collected on the night will be sent to childrens charities before Christmas… Members of ‘Strings’ , as the hosts , have chosen the childrens charities we will be donating to.
You can check this out on Facebook – ‘Choons for Childrens Charities at Christmas‘.
If you can’t make it on the night you can post your ‘challenge’ on the FB page. & text your donation when the text numbers become available.

Many thanks to Emer Twomey for this important reminder.   We truly encourage people to attend this magnificent “Strings” brief performance of around 25 minutes.    (S.R.)


also from Geraldine: Next Saturday night ‘STRINGS’ Fiddle Group Will host a challenge “Choons for Children’s Charities at Christmas” in the GAA hall at half 7. The group will give the same performance as they gave in Scartaglin two weeks ago. All are welcome to come and see them. Admission is free but we are hoping to raise some money for a number of children’s charities on the night. There will be donation buckets for anyone who would like to contribute. There will be tea, coffee, biscuits, maybe a bun or two and great music. People are invited to bring along their instruments and join in. continue reading…

2014-11-18 Liam Flynn - movember poster
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2014-11-28 Table Quiz - McCarthy's Bar - Friday 28th Nov - in aid of the Union Hall Lifeboat

2014-11-13 Cullen Pipe Band - Race night Fundraiser - poster-800