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http://www.cuanmhuire.ie/images/stories/igallery/front_page_scroller/large/sunset1.jpgThe church gate collection this coming weekend (23rd/24th) in Millstreet & Cullen is for Cuan Mhuire, Bruree (Ireland’s largest voluntary provider of Rehabilitation Treatment for individuals suffering from addiction and other related issues)

There was a wonderfully generous response to the annual collection of "Dogs for the Disabled" outside O'Keeffe's Supervalu in Millstreet today ..15th August 2014.   Full information on the superb work of this voluntary organisation is available on www.dogsfordisabled.ie . Click on the image to enlarge.  (S.R.)

There was a wonderfully generous response to the annual collection of “Dogs for the Disabled” outside O’Keeffe’s Supervalu in Millstreet today ..15th August 2014. Full information on the superb work of this voluntary organisation is available on www.dogsfordisabled.ie . Click on the images to enlarge.   (S.R.)

Moving into Supervalu we note the wonderful display at the Taste Counter

Moving into Supervalu we note the wonderful display at the Taste Counter.

Within the Supermarket we note the popularity of the taste food counter.

Within the Supermarket we note the popularity of the taste food counter.

Pictured outside Millstreet GAA Community Hall these are the inspiring participants (many from the Charleville area) who have been taking part in the Dave Riordan Charity Cycle from Malin to Mizen.   Hear more about this hugely uplifting event in our first ever  Millstreet Museum video interview on YouTube - the link is given below.   Tadhg O'Flynn (pictured centre below) of "O'Flynn Medical" very kindly sponsored the excellent meal so splendidly served in the GAA Community Hall.  Click on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.)

Pictured outside Millstreet GAA Community Hall these are the inspiring participants (many from the Charleville area) who have been taking part in the Dave Riordan Charity Cycle from Malin to Mizen. Hear more about this hugely uplifting event in our first ever Millstreet Museum video interview on YouTube – the link is given below.  Tadhg O’Flynn (pictured centre below) of “O’Flynn Medical” very kindly sponsored the excellent meal so splendidly served in the GAA Community Hall.  Click on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.)

The video above is an interview with three people below – Maurice Riordan, Tadhg O’Flynn, and Maura O’Sullivan.  The 7min. 46 sec. video may now be viewed by clicking on the link.  Already some 36 people have viewed the video interview – less than 24 hours since it was uploaded!

There’s lots of more photos and info on teamdaveriordan.ie, and on the Team Dave Riordan Facebook Page

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9Dave Riordan Charity Cycle Malin to Mizen 2014 -80041Dave Riordan Charity Cycle Malin to Mizen 2014 -800Maurice Riordan (pictured on left of Tadhg in second image) addressed the assembly of over 100 people in praise of Tadhg’s greatly appreciated sponsorship of the Millstreet meal.  Let us now share some 92 more pictures of the Millstreet event and later we shall share Kevin O’Connor’s very professional coverage of day five of the amazing Charity Cycle.  We thank Kevin for continue reading…

A Trad for Trocaire event will take place in Millstreet Community School library on Friday 26th September 2014, starting at 8pm.  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 amongst 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.

Patricia Guerin (seated) with some of her wonderfully dedicated Team coordinated a very successful Coffee Morning at Millstreet GAA Community Hall this Tuesday morning.   Click on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.)

Patricia Guerin (seated) with some of her wonderfully dedicated Team coordinated a very successful Coffee Morning at Millstreet GAA Community Hall this Tuesday morning. Click on the images to enlarge.    (S.R.)

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6Patricia's Coffee Morning 12th Aug. 2014 -80011Patricia's Coffee Morning 12th Aug. 2014 -800The praiseworthy causes included COPE, Millstreet Church Restoration Fund and Canon O’Donovan Centre.  Let’s view some eight more pictures from the superb continue reading…

We thank Patricia Guerin for this notice.  Click on the image to enlarge.  (S.R.)

We thank Patricia Guerin for this notice. Click on the image to enlarge. (S.R.)

Jerry & Tim who are two of the most dedicated members of the Millstreet Fundraising Project for Marymount Hospice have already raised in excess of €2,000.00 for the wonderfully praiseworthy Fund are pictured here at the recent Newmarket Show which was held in Green Glens.  Their most recent very successful fundraiser took place on Friday night at the open air dancing in Mushera where many people especially from the Ballinagree area were very supportive of the Project.  Tickets continue to sell well.   If you wish to support the Fund we have tickets here at Millstreet Museum or you may very well see Jerry and Tim with their mobile stand at an event before the closing date on Friday, 24th Oct. when the occasion of the Draw takes place at the Pub in Carriganima.  Dr. Pat Casey also has tickets for sale for the Project.  Dr. Pat Casey also has tickets for sale for the Project.  Click on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.)

Jerry & Tim who are two of the most dedicated members of the Millstreet Fundraising Project for Marymount Hospice have already raised in excess of €2,000.00 for the wonderfully praiseworthy Fund and are pictured here at the recent Newmarket Show which was held in Green Glens. Their most recent very successful fundraiser took place on Friday night at the open air dancing in Mushera where many people especially from the Ballinagree area were very supportive of the Project. Tickets continue to sell well. If you wish to support the Fund we have tickets here at Millstreet Museum or you may very well see Jerry and Tim with their mobile stand at an event before the closing date on Friday, 24th Oct. when the occasion of the Draw takes place at the Pub in Carriganima. Dr. Pat Casey also has tickets for sale for the Project.  Click on the images to enlarge.   (S.R.)

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Sincere thanks to everyone who so very generously contributed to last weekend’s church gate collection in Millstreet.   Many thanks also to those who stood so loyally for the collections.   The amount collected was €1,976.60 which has now been directed to the Irish Cancer Society.    (S.R.)

2014-07-15 Taking the horse from Malin to MizenFrom the 9th-19th July ’14 Danjoe Spillane of Ballinagree, John McMahon of Kilbehenny, and Pat Fleming of Sliverue Co Kilkenny, are travelling from Malin to Mizen head by horse and carriage to raise much needed funds for breakthrough cancer research. Today (Thursday July 17th) they are due to arrive in Millstreet, after starting the day in Castleisland. If you’re around give them a big welcome and show your support for a great cause.
“If anyone is around tomorrow evening (Thursday) we will be having a well deserved drink in Pomeroys Bar in Millstreet Co Cork. All welcome.” continue reading…

Lisheens House Drop in centre in Kealkill is a new non- profit charitable organisation opening in October 2014 committed to providing a compassionate, professional, free or affordable counselling service in West Cork, primarily to help prevent suicide and self harm. Established by a small team of dedicated individuals the centre will offer free/subsidised counselling and other therapies where appropriate, in a welcoming, safe, and non-judgemental environment by trained professionals.

Stress and anxiety can impact on a person’s life at any time, and while work/school situations and personal relationships can all be sources of happiness and joy, they may also be potential sources of stress.

The Drop in Centre which will be an invaluable resource for people of continue reading…

John McGuire (Fat Tony's Barber Shop) preparing for the shave with JP Randles (GFC) in Galway Flying Club's cessna 172

John McGuire (Fat Tony’s Barber Shop) preparing for the shave with JP Randles (GFC) in Galway Flying Club’s cessna 172

The Mile High Shave is part of the Today FM Shave or Dye campaign 2014 and was organised by the Galway Flying Club, based at Galway Airport, to raise much needed funds for the Irish Cancer Society. The event involved club member JP Randles (formerly of Minor Row, Millstreet) getting his head shaved by John McGuire, of Fat Tony’s Barber Shop, in a Galway Flying Club Cessna 172 light aircraft a mile over Galway city. The day started well with the event being mentioned on Jimmy Norman’s morning show on Galway Bay FM and also on the Ray Darcy Show on Today FM. The weather on the day was far from ideal but with the skill of pilot Jarlath Conneely and a break in the weather we took off in a Cessna 172 Hawk XP aircraft call sign EI-BJO, affectionately known as “Juliet Oscar”, from runway 08 at Galway airport and headed west over the city all the while climbing to our target altitude. We levelled out over An Spidéil and John and JP setup for the shave. John completed the shave in no time and did a great job considering it was his first time in a light aircraft. With the shave complete Jarlath headed back to the airport and history had been made – the first head shave to be performed in a light aircraft had been successfully done over Galway. There are more photos below, and you can also visit Galway Flying Club on Facebook for more photos (38) of before, during, and after the event.

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Organiser John Joe Herlihy of Knocknagree informs us there will be a Fundraising Dance at the Edel Quinn Hall tonight, Saturday, 5th July 2014 in aid of Mallow General Hospital at 8.30.   Bands appearing include Listoonvarna Three-piece Band, Peter Lane and Blackwater Sound, Billy O’Brien & the Tennasee Band, Sheila Fitzgerald and Anne Maria O’Dwyer.  MC for the event is Tim Coughlan of c103.   (S.R.)

We thank Linda (nee Dennehy) for alerting us to the Sunday Charity Walk outlined here below.  Click on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.)

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We thank the O'Donoghue Family, Aubane for the Poster.  Click to enlarge image.  (S.R.)

We thank the O’Donoghue Family, Aubane for the Poster. Click to enlarge image.   (S.R.)

2014-06-26 Centra Annual School's Out Party - poster 2014-07-04 Centra 12 Hour Cyclothon - poster
First on Thursday 26th June to say thank you to our customers who come from the schools across the road (children, parents, teachers), we are having our Annual School’s Out Party with treats and giveaway (ice-cream, cakes, tea/coffee) and free entertainment provided by Animal Road Show.
Then on Friday 4th July to raise money for Millstreet Hospital we are doing a 12 hour Cyclothon on a static bike in front of our shop. We are looking for volunteer cyclists, please, and can anyone willing to participate please contact the shop.

2014-06-20 Aidan, Gerry and Tony who stopped in Millstreet this evening on their 24 hour Mizen to Malin cycle in aid of MS IrelandIn support of the ‘Multiple Sclerosis Society’, Aidan, Gerry and Tony are currently taking on the challenge of cycling from Mizen Head to Malin Head, non-stop in 24 hours.  They stopped in Millstreet this evening for some well deserved refreshments. Check out their progress on their Facebook Page

2014-06-10 Conor Hartnett with Carlao and kids at their concrete pitch in RioSays Conor: ‘‘FIFA is doing a great job taking the game away from the people.’’ Two years ago, Irish-born Conor had an epiphany. After finishing work as a business analyst at Westpac in Kent Street, Sydney, he needed to kill time before training with Balmain Old Boys, who play in the Canterbury league. He typed ‘‘round-the-world ticket’’ into Google and volunteering abroad came up. ‘‘Guys, I’m moving to Rio,’’ he told his teammates when he arrived at training that night.
Conor, 39, now partners with two organisations in Rio. IASESPE, with which he helps children aged between three and 14, and Carlao’s Football Project, which involves a hundred kids.
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Hurricane Darwin which Ireland experienced in early 2014 resulted in at least one very positive outcome here in Millstreet in that the enormous amount of fallen trees inspired two wonderfully community-spirited gentlemen to use the enormous amount of wooden logs as prizes for a Fundraiser in aid of Cork's Marymount Hospice.  Below is a sample of the official ticket.   Already the two  very dedicated men have fundraised at both Cloghoula N.S. Pattern Day and Kilcorney Feis 2014.   The response has been great.   A Committee of some six people holds meetings on a regular basis to coordinate the inspiring project for this praiseworthy cause.   There is also a Millstreet Credit Union Account No. 3789T

Hurricane Darwin which Ireland experienced in early 2014 resulted in at least one very positive outcome here in Millstreet in that the enormous amount of fallen trees inspired two wonderfully community-spirited gentlemen to use the enormous amount of wooden logs as prizes for a Fundraiser in aid of Cork’s Marymount Hospice. Below is a sample of the official ticket. Already the two very dedicated men have fundraised at both Cloghoula N.S. Pattern Day and Kilcorney Feis 2014. The response has been great. A Committee of some six people holds meetings on a regular basis to coordinate the inspiring project for this praiseworthy cause. There is also a Millstreet Credit Union Account No. 3789T.   Click on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.)

At Cloghoula N.S. Pattern Day 2014

Millstreet Marymount Hospice Fundraiser 2014                                                                                          Update:   Total Funds to date: €469.00 (on 4th June 2014)


Millstreet Marymount Hospice Fundraiser 2014

2014-06-01 ToonsBridge 10 Walk ChallengeThe Toonsbridge 10 Walk Challenge 2014 in aid of the Childrens WARD at CUH, will take place around the Clara Loop on this coming Sunday (June 1st ’14).

Officially the walk starts at 12noon, but this year many people prefer to start earlier so organsiers will be there with registration book at 11am. Starting point down Clara Rd. Many of our walkers have sponsorship cards but most prefer to make a donation in the box when they register.

The organisers would be delighted if people from the Millstreet locality joined us on this.

For more details or details of the remaining 6 walks, email <email>, or check their Facebook Page

Update (4th June): Photos from the very successful walk can be seen here

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Having completed the "JP Randles Mile High Shave" for the Irish Cancer Society fundraising project we thank his Mum for sharing the total proof of John Paul's inspiring involvement in the all-important Galway Flying Club project for charity.  (S.R.)

Having completed the “JP Randles Mile High Shave” for the Irish Cancer Society fundraising project we thank his Mum for sharing the total proof of John Paul’s inspiring involvement in the all-important Galway Flying Club project for charity.   (S.R.)

The Galway Flying Club have a gallery of 38 photos of the event: before, during, and after.

2014-05-24 Anne Casey joy memorial run 01 - headerThe Ring of Beara will once again provide the route for the fourth annual Anne Casey Joy Classic Car Run which has raised over €10,000 for charity.

The car run begins from the Gleneagle/Brehon Hotel, Killarney at 11am on Saturday, May 24th, and will set off on a route over Molls Gap and the Tim Healy Pass to a rest halt in Castletownbere, returning to Kenmare via Cods Head and Kilmackillogue for a well deserved meal in the Brook Lane Hotel.

This years charity is the Kerry/Cork Health Link Bus. Anne’s brothers, Declan, John and Martin and their friends in the Irish Escort Owners club organise the annual event along with Anne’s husband Billy.

The first run in 2010 raised €4,500 for the palliative care unit in Kerry General Hospital. The following year, €2,500 was raised for continue reading…

Millstreet Juvenile GAA Fun Walk May 5th @ 12pm from the GAA Hall.

The sponsored walk is to raise funds for our club and the Mercy Hospital.

There will be a choice of two routes (Weather Permitting:

  • Route A:  GAA Hall- Up Clara Mountain- Back to GAA Hall…Route
  • Route B:  GAA Hall- Drishane Loop- Back to GAA Hall.

Sponsor cards will be distributed to the schools. All children must be accompanied by an adult for the walk. Light refreshments will be served afterwards in the GAA hall. Your support is greatly appreciated !

The Organisers of the recent church gate collection outside St. Patrick's Church, Millstreet wish to express sincere thank to all who contributed a total of  €916.00 to the collection on behalf of the Disabled Drivers Association.   Click on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.)

The Organisers of the recent church gate collection outside St. Patrick’s Church, Millstreet wish to express sincere thanks to all who contributed a total of €916.00 to the collection on behalf of the Disabled Drivers Association. Click on the images to enlarge.   (S.R.)

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Cork Deaf Association - logoA chara, this is Joe from the Cork Deaf Association. We are planning to hold a church gate collection at St. Patrick’s on Saturday 31st of May and Sunday 1st June. If anyone is interested in partaking at this event we would be most grateful.
Thank you, J.L.   (021) 4505944 www.corkdeaf.ie

2014-04-14 Family Fun Walk - poster
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Duhallow Choral Society will be in concert
in aid of
the Cancer Care Unit in CUH
on Sunday April 13th at 8pm in Boherbue Church.
Your support would be greatly appreciated.
Tickets 10 euro. further information tel. 087/9774740

Coordinator,  Mary Fitzgerald, Killarney Road and her wonderfully dedicated Team were delighted with the very impressive €1,080.00 fundraised through the recent Daffodil Day 2014 Coffee Morning held at Millstreet GAA Community Hall.   Mary extends sincere thanks to all who supported this very praiseworthy cause.  (S.R.)

Cullen & District Special Needs Association brought its ten-week sponsored weight-loss programme to a very successful conclusion on Monday night at the newly renovated Cullen Community Centre.   In excess of 800lbs were lost over that period and more that €4,000.00 was fundraised.   Click on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.)

Cullen & District Special Needs Association brought its ten-week sponsored weight-loss programme to a very successful conclusion on Monday night at the newly renovated Cullen Community Centre. In excess of 800lbs were lost over that period and more that €4,000.00 was fundraised. Click on the images to enlarge.   (S.R.)

Winners in the Ladies Weight-loss Programme - from left Pauline Reen, Boherbue; Breda Fitzgerald, Millstreet;  Mary Murphy, Kiskeam.  In the Men's category - Anthony Barry of Station Rd., Millstreet was first with a very impressive weight loss of 37lbs..

Winners in the Ladies Weight-loss Programme – from left Pauline Reen, Boherbue; Breda Fitzgerald, Millstreet; Mary Murphy, Kiskeam. In the Men’s category – Anthony Barry of Station Rd., Millstreet (not photographed as yet) was first with a very impressive weight loss of 37lbs.!

 

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The wonderfully talented and very loyal Musicians who have been performing  for the participants over the past ten weeks.

The wonderfully talented and very loyal Musicians who have been performing for the participants over the past ten weeks.

 

Members of St. John's Aubane Singing Group who performed magnificently for the attendance in Cullen.

Members of St. John’s Aubane Singing Group who performed magnificently for the attendance in Cullen on Monday night, 24th March 2014.

Great credit is due to the very dedicated organisers of this praiseworthy event in Cullen which is now in its 29th year.   Here we share further images from Monday night’s uplifting continue reading…

Hollymount National School, Rathmore

are hosting a

Daffodil Day/Coffee Morning in aid of ‘Irish Cancer Society’

from 10am to 12pm on Friday 28th March.

FREE health talk, blood pressure monitoring and BMI will be available on the day.

Come join us for a cuppa and home-baking. Please support.

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Tonight – Don’t miss this fantastic night of entertainment !

Click on the Poster to enlarge.  (S.R.)

Click on the Poster to enlarge.   (S.R.)