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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.

We are doing a food collection in aid of Penny Dinners again this year. We got a fantastic response last Xmas so we are hoping to repeat that success this year. Guys & Dolls Hair Salon, Coleman’s Centra and SuperValu have very kindly agreed to facilitate our collection again and donation boxes are in place in their premises.

Your support would be greatly appreciated.

Any local businesses wishing to donate or get involved can contact 087 6886725. Anna, Stephen & Aida Costello.

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

2015-12-03 Presentation NS Tesco Blue TokensWe (Presentation National School Millstreet) are delighted to announce that we are currently one of the three recipients for the ‘Community Funding‘ at Tesco Killarney (Deer Park).

It all starts with the blue tokens that you get in the shop when you’re paying for your weekly shop. At the end of each eight week period, the tokens are counted and up to €1,000 is shared proportionally between the three good causes on display according to the number of tokens.

Please tell everyone you know to support our school by popping their tokens into the container displaying ‘Presentation N.S …… Every Little Helps!

Don’t forget to check out our school website for regular updates:

IMG_2006-800The Transition Year students of Millstreet Community School have decided to support the valuable work of  Cork Simon Community in the run-up to Christmas by holding a MONSTER CHRISTMAS DRAW. From Monday 30th November students from all year groups in the school will be able to collect cards from which you can purchase a line (or as many as you’d like) for €0.50/line. Students who return fully filled sheets will receive a selection box.

“The Simon Communities throughout Ireland provide care, accommodation and support for people experiencing homelessness and those at risk. Together, with people who are homeless, Simon tackles the root causes, promotes innovative responses and urges the government to fulfill their commitments. Simon delivers support and service to over 5,000 individuals and families who experience – or are at risk of – homelessness on an annual basis.

The Cork Simon Outreach Team met 89 people sleeping rough on the streets of Cork in October 2015. An average of over 12 people per night were sleeping rough.

From street to home, Cork Simon Community stays with people for as long as they need support. Simon’s Homeless Emergency Support Services work with people one-to-one, responding to all of their needs with the aim of housing people as quickly as possible. Their Housing and Support Services work with people to maintain their tenancies in housing appropriate to their needs, and to support them to reconnect with family and the wider community.” (see &

IMG_1988-800The draw to find the winner will take place on Wednesday 16th December. The top prizes are beautiful pieces of pottery created by Millstreet Community School’s art teacher, Mr. Barry Fraser (see photograph). Other prizes include tubs of chocolates.

Cork Penny Dinners are looking for warm winter clothes for men, women and children of all ages. Blankets etc. are also required. Many of us have items at home that we no longer use. Donate them and spread the warmth this festive season.

Millstreet Parent & Toddler Group will be a collection point for the next two Tuesdays. You may drop your unwanted WINTER clothing into the GAA Hall from 9.45-12.45 on Tue 24th Nov and Tue 1st Dec. Thank you all in advance.

Read more on the appeal in the Evening Echo


There was a superb response. See more at: Link 1, Link 2


IMG_1905-Copy1-1000Thanks to everyone for their efforts with regards to the Team Hope Shoebox appeal. Over 300 boxes were brought to Millstreet Community School from Rathcoole National School, Millstreet Boys National School, Presentation Convent National School Millstreet, Knocknagree National School and by pupils of Millstreet Community School. Thanks also go to the members of the Transition Year ‘youth for justice’ group in the Community School for sorting all the boxes and getting them ready for collection.

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“We encourage our families to support this worthy appeal to help brighten up the lives of unfortunate little children this Christmas morning”Presentation NS

Find out all you need to know about the Christmas Shoebox Appeal which is being organised locally in our National Schools on

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2015-10-09 Jersey Day at Millstreet Community School

Millstreet Hospital held a fund raising day on the 9th of October in parallel with the national Jersey Day in aid of GOAL. All staff and some residents wore jerseys. There was good fun between staff, residents and visitors on the day.

2015-10-16 Rylane Boxing Club- Fifty Shades of Grey Fundraising Night - poster_

2015-10-07 Organisers of the Annual Aubane Social Club Fancy Dress Fundraising Night in the Wallis Arms
2015-10-09 Aubane Social Club Fancy Dress Night - posterThis years Annual Fancy Dress officially launched last Thursday by John F Kelleher Chairman with Noreen Mc Sweeney Acting Director of Nursing at Millstreet Hospital in the presence of the Nursing & caring staff.

Also in the photograph (above) is John Dineen Aubane Social Club & Billy Sheehan Proprietor of the Wallis Arms Hotel.

Many thanks to photographer Shelia Fitzgerald for taking the photograph

2015-10-07 Trad for Trocaire - First Year StudentsA Trad for Trocaire event will take place in Millstreet Community School library on Friday 9th October beginning a 7.30pm.  Students from 1st year to leaving cert will be dancing, singing and playing traditional Irish music.  They’ll be raising the roof at the same to time as raising money to support Trocaire’s vital work with some of the poorest communities in developing countries.  Admission is free, light refreshments will be served.  There will be a collection for Trocaire’s work during the evening.  For more information contact the school on (029) 70087

A charity film screening of “The Impossible” will take place on Sunday 4th October at 7.00pm at Briery Gap Cinema, Macroom. “The Impossible” tells the story of close-knit family Maria (Naomi Watts), Henry (Ewan McGregor) and their three sons as they begin their winter vacation in Thailand in December 2004, but the day after Christmas, the idyllic holiday turns into an incomprehensible nightmare when a terrifying roar rises from the depths of the sea, followed by a wall of black water that devours everything in its path. Though Maria and her family face their darkest hour, unexpected displays of kindness continue reading…

This is a reminder that the collection of items for the Kerry to Calais group which is part of a national initiative to provide relief to those who have migrated to Europe in recent months, will take place on Friday 25th September between 8.45am and 11am in Millstreet Community School.  If you wish to donate from the list below, please bring the items to room 2A between these times. They will then be brought to a collection depot in Killarney in the afternoon. • Blankets/woolly hats/scarfs/gloves ONLY (all of which can be second hand but in a condition which we might use ourselves) • soap • shampoo • toothbrushes and toothpaste • deodorant • shaving foam and razors • face clothes • packets of tissues • wipes • towels Thank you very much.

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coffee & chocolateCoffee Morning in Aid of the Friends of Marymount Hospice

Aubane Community Centre

Saturday 22 August from 10am-1pm

Donations of baking appreciated

All welcome

Proceeds go to Marymount hospice. This event is organised by Mairead Kelleher & John F Kelleher. continue reading…

This weekend sees two big nights at the Wallis Arms Hotel: on Friday night there’s a 70s Disco organised in conjunction with Trevor O’Connor who is running the Berlin Marathon, with all proceeds going to the Irish Heart Foundation. On Saturday evening, you can dance the night away as Crystal Swing will take to the stage, fresh from Dervla’s wedding last week (she’s not on honeymoon until November).
Crystal swing-1000 Berlin Marathon-1000 Chodziesner is an Australian running from Mizen to Malin. Covering about three quarters of a marathon each day, he arrives in Millstreet tomorrow from Ballingrary, and is off again the following morning.

Simon is raising money for two charities close to his heart:
Friends of Letterkenny General Hospital – the local hospital where Simon’s Donegal family have been well cared for over the years, and the Friends of LGH Onconolgy Bus.

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Tour de Munster 2015Fair play to Connie who is one of a hundred cyclists doing the Tour of Munster this coming week:

“On Thursday 6th of August I will be taking part in the Tour de Munster charity cycle which starts in Waterford and takes in the 6 counties in Munster over 4 days and 600+km, finishing in cork city up Patrick’s Hill (cant wait for that). This is in aid of Down Syndrome Ireland and I hope people can give a couple of € for this great organisation. Please feel free to visit to donate or click on the make a donation.”

The closest the race gets to Millstreet is Killarney on the Saturday, and Macroom on the Sunday. continue reading… sale & coffee morning /evening in aid of Brú Colombanus at Sugar Café & Restaurant Rathmore On Tuesday 11th of August from 9am to 12pm and 6pm to 8pm.

We are fundraising for Bru columbanus, to show our support for our colleague Katie Cremin. Brú Colombanus is an independent charity that provides “home from home” accommodation for relatives of seriously ill patients. It allows the Cremin family to be there with Katie and provide that friendly smile when ever she needs it.

All donations and baking welcome at any time. For any queries please contact Tonya directly on 087 7637646 or Sugar Cafe on 064 7761822.

Please show your support for this worthy cause and enjoy a coffee and a chat.

2015-05-11 TY Graduation Night - 1239The Transition Year Graduation took place in Millstreet Community School on Tuesday 12th May 2015.  Mass was celebrated by Fr. Jack Fitzgerald with students playing an active part in much of the liturgy.  Afterwards Mr. Derry Sheehan (Managing Director of Avonmore Electrical) presented a folder containing certificates to every student acknowledging their achievements during the year. Cheques for €500 were then presented to representives from SVP Millstreet and Cork Penny Dinners.  This money came from the proceeds of the recent Fashion Show.  The €730 cheque for Trocaire was raised by the students through participation in the 24 hour fast during Lent. More photos below: continue reading…

The Lighthouse is helping to celebrate the charity Christian Aid’s 70th Birthday this week. The world renowned charity has been working to assist the poor and the needy globally for the past 70 years. Poverty continues to blight the world’s poorest nations alongside other major issues such as human trafficking, suppression of women’s rights and major diseases such as Malaria and HIV. Christian Aid continues to work hard to bring to an end to poverty with the support of Church groups across Ireland.

Lighthouse spokesperson for the event, Suzie Gallagher, explained that on Saturday 16th May The Lighthouse will hold a cake sale at Coleman’s Centra Millstreet. “We intend to sell 70 individual cakes with a personal message of thanks to celebrate and support the continued work of Christian Aid. Each cake sold will have continue reading…

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.