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Category: Charity & Fundraising

2016-05-01 Race night in Cullen, in aid of Cullen Community Centre - poster
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2016-05-28 Charity Motorbike Run for MS Ireland

2016-05-11 Kilcorney NS Clothes Collection - poster continue reading…


I would like to update you all on my appeal for dvd’s for BUMBLEance. To date you have donated 250 dvd’s to this great cause and it doesent stop there.

My appeal now is for Consoles, working or not, plus all games would be greatly appreciated. Playstation, Wii, Xbox, Nintendo, any games would be greatefully received.
Also any old phones, which can be recycled for cash.

Thank You,
Eileen O’ Sullivan 0872403947


Sliabh Luachra Cycling Club handed over proceeds from the Tour of Sliabh Luachra 2015 to the matron of Millstreet Community Hospital, Margaret Collins.  The money will be used to purchase beds, mattresses and a garden bench.  We were treated to a delicious raspberry roulade, cakes and a welcome cup of tea during our visit to the hospital.

Pictured  at the front of the hospital are Sineád McCarthy, Margaret Collins, Hannelie O’Connor and Joan Collins.

2016-04-09 Spinathon in the Square - poster
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The Daffodil Day Coffee Morning

which was scheduled for this Thursday has been moved forward a day to tomorrow

Wesnesday (9th March) from 9:30am to 12:30pm, in Millstreet GAA Community Hall.

(with thanks to Mary for this notice)

2016-02-09 Sharon O'Keeffe (right) training for the Big Heart Fight Night, under the watchful eye of Dan Lane, RylaneThe best of luck to Sharon O’Keeffe who is taking part in the Cork Big Heart Fight Night-  a fundraising white collar boxing challenge for the Irish Heart Foundation.

The boxers are made up of big-hearted women and men who have volunteered to take part in the high adrenalin sport of boxing in a safe, comfortable environment. For the past 8-weeks they have been learning the basics of boxing while getting super fit and are now ready to step into the ring for the ultimate challenge (Sharon is pictured on the right above, training for the fight, under the watchful eye of Dan Lane of Rylane Boxing Club)

It’s taking place on Saturday, 5 March 2016 at 7pm in the Rochestown Park Hotel, Cork, and you can get your tickets for the night here, before they’re all sold out.

Help raise money for Sharon’s Charity on her JustGiving page

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2016-02-14 Family Find Day in GAA Hall - IHCPT - posterThe Family Fun Day is the next fundraising effort for the four 5th year students of Millstreet Community School who’ll be going to Lourdes as helpers.

Admission for children is €5, free for adults, and free for the teddies who need to visit the Teddy Bear Doctor:

Teddies waiting for the doctor.

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The table quiz that took place in the Wallis Arms on Friday 5th February was a great success.  The purpose of the event was to raise funds to help cover the travel accommodation costs of four 5th year students from Millstreet Community School who’ll be going to Lourdes as helpers at Easter with the Irish Pilgrimage Trust.  Special thanks go to the management and staff of the Wallis Arms, John Tarrant for providing the questions for an excellent quiz, the staff of Millstreet Community School and all those who attended.  A total of €1372.50 was raised from the night.  Thank you!


This has become an annual event and a great night for all involved.  Everyone is welcome!  Please contact John Magee at the Community School (029 70087) if you need more details.

A clothes collection will take place on Friday 22nd January 2016 from 9am-12 noon in Millstreet Community School Bus Park and 1pm-6pm in the GAA Car Park. The aim of this event is to raise money to help cover the travel and accommodation costs of the four 5th year students from Millstreet Community School who will be going to Lourdes for a week at Easter as helpers with the Irish Pilgrimage Trust.  The students are Caroline Murphy, Bridelle Cronin, Darragh McSweeney and Jasper Eastwood Lennon.

Things allowed for the collection:

Trousers, jeans, sports wear, suits, jumpers, footwear in pairs, jackets, coats, dresses, tracksuits, scarves, summer wear, handbags, pyjamas

Things NOT allowed:

Work overalls, duvets, pillows, dirty clothes, mats/carpets, wet clothes, towels, table clothes, uniforms, work shoes

for more information, contact Lilly on 085 8371444

We thank Noreen McSweeney, Rathcoole for the four splendid pictures of the presentation at McCarthy’s Bar, The Square, Millstreet of the Boeing Swim 2016 Cheque to “Aid Cancer Treatment”.   A hugely impressive cheque for an amazing €4,100.00 plus an extra €40.00 from ticket sales of a much sought after Sports Jersey won by Helena Cooney.   Sincere congratulations to the supremely dedicated Coordinators and the brave Participants.  (S.R.)2Boeing Swim Cheque Presentation 2016 -6003Boeing Swim Cheque Presentation 2016 -6001Boeing Swim Cheque Presentation 2016 -6004Boeing Swim Cheque Presentation 2016 -600

Thank you to everyone who supported the Bake Sale that took place on Saturday 12th Dec after 6.30pm Mass in Millstreet Parish Centre, and on Sunday 13th Dec after 11.30pm Mass.  A total of €749 was raised.  Thanks to everyone who baked and all those who bought! Congratulations to Kevin McSweeney who won the raffle for the wonderful Christmas cake made by Lilly Murphy.  A reminder that the purpose of this fundraiser was to help pay the travel and accommodation costs (€650/person) of the four 5th year students from Millstreet Community School who’ll be travelling as student helpers to Lourdes with the Irish Pilgrimage Trust for a week during their Easter holidays 2016.  The students are: Darragh McSweeney, Jasper Eastwood Lennon, Caroline Murphy and Bridelle Cronin.

‘North Stars’ children’s choir from Cullen along with Sarah Dennehy, from Millstreet, have recorded a seven track CD for women and children who are homeless. The CD is for sale locally for only €5 in the following shops; Colemans Millstreet, Flynns Cullen, Guerin’s shop Ballydaly and SuperValu Boherbue. All proceeds from the sale of this CD will go to EDEL HOUSE, Cork. Please support this very genuine cause.

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That time of year again, lets share the spirit of Christmas


Cork’s Maureen O Sullivan and her Hamper Packers

  Community Christmas Appeal 2015

Running now for approx 38 years


Food parcels for the Homeless at Christma


Essential foods – for example easy to open tins


Coffee- small jars


Jars of jam/marmalade

Small tins of fruit

Cartons of Rice

Cereal bars

Spaghetti /beans

Pot Noodles

Cup a Soup


Tinned – fish ,Meat’s ,Stew’s, Cornbeef, Chicken, etc.

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

Sleeping bags

Drop in centre –  Millstreet –  Millstreet Mills office ask for Hannah

                             Boherbue  –  Educare Centre – ask for  Abina Mc Carthy

Any Volunteer’s  to travel to Cork for the sorting out of foods will be kindly appreciated.

Margaret Crean will collect on Thursday 17th  and take items to Cork

on Friday 18th December.

Volunteer pupils from secondary schools and adults will make out food parcels for the homeless, and families in need in Cork city, young and old. Later that night the food parcels will be handed out to the needy by volunteer known to these people.

Margaret Crean  087   2212864 (local person)

Maureen 087   7950325

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.

2015-10-09 Aubane Social Club Fancy Dress Night - poster

“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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