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.)
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.)
From 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…
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.
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.)
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.
In 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
Says 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.
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.
Update (4th June): Photos from the very successful walk can be seen here
The Galway Flying Club have a gallery of 38 photos of the event: before, during, and after.
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:
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 !
A 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
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.)
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.
A 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.)
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.