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

Charity Walk 29th June 2014Charity Walk 29th June 2014

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.

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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.)

On Sunday at Green Glens, Millstreet the official launch of the upcoming Charity Horse Carriage Drive from Mizen to Malin took place.   Joanne O'Riordan is the chosen Ambassador who expressed "complete confidence in Dan Joe" as she received her first drive in the very impressive horse carriage.   Click on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.)

On Sunday at Green Glens, Millstreet the official launch of the upcoming Charity Horse Carriage Drive from Malin to Mizen took place. Joanne O’Riordan is the chosen Ambassador who expressed “complete confidence in Dan Joe” as she received her first drive in the very impressive horse carriage!  Many thanks to renowned “Irish Independent” Photographer, Mark Condren for alerting us to the very significant event.   Click on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.)

Official Launch of Horse Carriage Drive 2014Official Launch of Horse Carriage Drive 2014A marvellous Dalmation Dog will be following the horse carriage.   On Sunday we noted how similar in colouring were the very patient horse and the dog!   Here we view some further images from the official launch.   The fundraising is of course in aid of Cancer Research and all funds will be directed to the Cork Centre where such excellent research work is being carried out.   Aghinagh Macra na Feirme will be lending very valuable support during the Drive which takes place from 9th to 19th July 2014.  We recorded the launch event for LTV2 which will be broadcast soon and will give people an opportunity to hear the splendid addresses shared by such coordinators for Breakthrough Cancer Research as Orla Dolan, BSc MBS.   More information will follow closer to the continue reading…

A big ‘thank you’ to everyone who supported the cake sale that took place in Millstreet GAA Hall last night (1st March) and this morning after 11.30am Mass.  A total of €538.50 was raised. As a result, the €4000 target to cover the travel and accommodation costs of the six students who are going to Lourdes as helpers at Easter with the IHCPT – The Irish Pilgrimage Trust, has now been reached!  Thank you to everyone who has supported the students in their efforts over the last few months.  We wish them well for their week in Lourdes.  J. Magee

A church gate collection in aid of the Cork North West Branch of MS Ireland takes place before Mass at Ballydaly on this Sunday morning, 2nd March 2014.   Public support is very much appreciated.  (S.R.)

cake sale feb 2014

There will be a cake sale on Saturday 1st March 2014 in the Millstreet GAA Hall after 6.30pm Mass.  This will be the final fundraising effort on behalf of the six 5th year students from Millstreet Community School who will be going to Lourdes at Easter as helpers with the IHCPT – The Irish Pilgrimage Trust.   The students are Leanne Kelleher, Leanne Murphy, Siobhan Sheehan, Edel Breen, Colum Fraser and Oisín Murphy. Thanks once again for your support.

                          

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The image consultants

 

Joan Cashman

On

Friday 28th February 2014

Tickets:€10

Door open at 7pm

Show starts at 8pm  sharp

 

Cheese & wine(included)

 

Great fun night assured

Event organised by

The parents Associated of

St. Brendan’s National School

 

Raffle on the night

Thanks you for your support!

The New Year’s Day Boeing swim

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Presentation of the cheque

in aid of the Cork Mental Health Foundation

will take place

in the Bridge Bar

on

Friday 7th February

at 8.00 p.m.

Thanks to everyone who supported the table quiz which took place on Friday 31st January in The Wallis Arms.  An incredible total of €1618 was raised to help pay for the six students who are going to Lourdes at Easter with the Irish Pilgrimage Trust.

A lot of people were thanked at the quiz but it is worth mentioning a few again.  Firstly, John Tarrant for providing such a great set of questions – not too difficult, not too easy – and four sets of tie-breakers, all of which were needed!  Secondly, Billy, Nigel and the staff at The Wallis Arms for making us all welcome and for being so accommodating.  Thirdly, all those who sponsored raffle prizes.  A list of all the shops and businesses who did so was read out on the night. Lastly, to everyone who came along to take part or help out.  It was a really great effort!

Great credit is due to Margaret (above), Eileen (below), Margaret Farrell and their many dedicated Team Organisers, Participants and Sponsors

Great credit is due to Margaret (above), Eileen (below), Margaret Farrell (on left of Margaret Crean), Michelle O’Keeffe and their many dedicated Team Organisers, Participants and Sponsors.  Special Guest, Brendan, spoke on behalf of Cork Mental Health Foundation – the focus of this year’s event.   In the “continue reading” section of this feature we include close on 100 extra images of the very popular annual event.   Click on the pictures to enlarge.   (S.R.)

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The truly inspiring spirit of the many participants in Saturday's delayed Boeing Swim in aid of Cork Mental Health

The truly inspiring spirit of the many participants in Saturday’s delayed Boeing Swim in aid of Cork Mental Health Foundation (and the money is used by that Foundation at a local level) was clearly in evidence despite the wind and the rain.    Because of the high level of the river Blackwater a section was cordoned off within which the swimmers had to stay.   Martin Crean gave some “splashing” surprises and he in turn got some return splashes!   We’ve lots more pictures to share over the next two days.  Click on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.)

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Christy Horgan shares information on the July Fundraising Cycle in aid of the Kerry Friends of  Motor Neurone.   Full details are contained in the poster below and further information is also provided when you go to "continue reading".  Click on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.)

Christy Lehane shares information on the July Fundraising Cycle in aid of the Kerry Friends of Motor Neurone. Full details are contained in the poster below and further information is also provided when you go to “continue reading”.    Every success to the praiseworthy project.  Click on all the images to enlarge.   (S.R.)

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Some of the very talented Cast of "Robinson Crusoe" - Rathmore's 2014 Pantomime which begins on Sat. 25th January at 8pm.  More pictures to follow later.  Click on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.)

Some of the very talented Cast of “Robinson Crusoe” – Rathmore’s Marian Players 2014 Pantomime which begins on Sat. 25th January at 8pm. More pictures from their Dress Rehearsal practice in Rathmore Community Centre tonight to follow later.  We thank Michael O’Mahony for alerting us to the important annual event.   Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)

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This weekend's church gate collection outside St. Patrick's Church, Millstreet is on behalf of the Irish Epilepsy Association.   Apologies for quality of images but I did not wish to use flash photographs as traffic passed the dedicated Collectors.  (S.R.)

This weekend’s church gate collection outside St. Patrick’s Church, Millstreet is on behalf of the Irish Epilepsy Association. Apologies for quality of images but I did not wish to use flash photography as traffic passed the dedicated Collectors.  (S.R.)

Collection for Irish Epilepsy Association