Millstreet Blood Donor Clinic THANK YOU

On behalf of The Irish Blood Transfusion Service, we thank to all who contributed to the running of the Clinic in Millstreet last evening. 137 Donors attended our Blood Donor Clinic in Millstreet GAA Hall

This generosity and commitment to helping others is very much appreciated. Donating Blood is a precious gift that brings life and hope to patients, their families and friends. – from Monica Bell, IBTS

Couch to 5K Training Programmes 

Eight sessions with a qualified instructor, nutrition workshop and entry into the Rebel Run

The closest one starts in Banteer Community Centre Thursday 7th of September 8PM. 

To book your place, to see all locations, or too see further details, go to:

— in association with IRD Duhallow CLG | Avondhu Blackwater Partnership CLG |West Cork Development Partnership |Duhallow Athletic Club

Sincere Thanks for Guide Dogs Fund Support

Heartfelt thanks for the very generous support by the people and businesses of Millstreet regarding the recent Fundraising for the Guide Dogs Future Heroes Appeal.   An excellent €470.00 was raised.  We thank Hannah Crowley (who wishes to express her sincere appreciation for such a generous response to the Appeal) for this uplifting notice.  (S.R.)

New UV Disinfection System currently being installed

An Ultra-Violet  (UV) disinfection system

Last November the local papers reported that small levels of cryptosporidium had been found in the Millstreet water supply, despite the fact that an assessment in 2015 rated the risk of cryptosporidium as “very high”. The EPA recommended that even though there was no immediate health risk, Irish Water should install an adequate barrier against the parasite to ensure the town’s water supply is adequately disinfected at all times.

Thankfully Irish Water are reporting today that “Upgrade works are underway in Millstreet in North Cork to provide a new UV disinfection system at the treatment plant.” []

Now, since UV disinfection replaces chlorine disinfection in other locations, wouldn’t it be great if this meant that our water will taste better when the install in completed 🙂 (Our water is disinfected by chlorination and fluoridation) [read more …] “New UV Disinfection System currently being installed”

Diagnostic Audiology Services available at Reen’s

Mr. Viru Bamarde is a clinical audiologist who has worked for ten years with the HSE. He has started his own clinic in East Village Medical Centre, Douglas, and his service is also available with Reen’s Pharmacy, Main Street, Millstreet.
For an appointment please contact him on: 086-4562732
Available audiological services: * Diagnostic Hearing Test for Adults & Children * Microsuction Ear Wax Removal (Simple, Clean & Safe). * Tinnitus (Ringing Noise in Ear) Management * Digital Hearing Aids Fitting & Prescription * Cochlear Implant & Deaf Help.

For further information on Viru, see the Irish Hearing Clinic website.

Tiny Steps for Preemie Babies

On March 19th there will be a family friendly timed 5km/10km run/walk in aid of Cork Neonatal Unit, which will begin and end at the Top Of Coom, Kilgarvan, Co. Kerry.

Buggy friendly — Timed event — Run/Walk begins at 12 noon — Registration at 10:30am –Charity Number CHY17293

See more at or @tinystepsforpreemiebabies

Learning to live with Epilepsy

Although he was diagnosed with epilepsy at the age of ten, Liam Burke considers himself to be one of the luckier ones when it comes to this neurological disease characterised by seizures.

The Millstreet-based civil engineer, who is now 43, is grateful to be in full time employment and says his epilepsy is “infrequent at the moment and generally has been throughout my life”.

The cause of most cases of epilepsy is … Read the full article from the Evening Echo

Operation Transformation 2017

Operation Transformation 2017 is well under way. The annual walk will start tomorrow evening at 7.30pm in Supervalu O’Keefe Millstreet car-park. This is being run by the Millstreet Athletics Club and a huge thanks to them. Refreshments afterwards. All recipes and weekly shopping list are all available in store. See for more details. Hope to see you all there.

Be Active with Arthritis: 6 week pool exercise course with a Chartered Physiotherapist in Macroom, Co.. Cork

ispc-aqua-macroom-02-16-800Be Active with Arthritis is an Adapted Exercise Programme for people with arthritis and related conditions.  This programme was developed by Arthritis Ireland and the Irish Society of Chartered Physiotherapists. This is a one hour class over 6 weeks directed by a chartered physiotherapist.  This course takes place in Castle Hotel Leisure Pool, Castle Hotel, Main Street, Macroom, Co. Cork.

Dates: 13th, 20th & 27th October & 10th, 17th & 24th November 2016.  There will be no class Thursday 3rd November 2016

Places are limited to absolute maximum of 12 people per class. Pre-booking absolutely essential. Payment must be made in advance of the 1st classBooking by click HERE.

Water Exercise Programme: The adapted water exercise programme will provide a comfortable and effective way to exercise with arthritis because the joints and muscles are supported in water. [read more …] “Be Active with Arthritis: 6 week pool exercise course with a Chartered Physiotherapist in Macroom, Co.. Cork”

Rebel Yoga

Rebel Yoga have new weekly yoga classes on Sunday evenings at Tóg go Bog é, and monthly Healing Gathering also at the same location.

Rebel Yoga at Tóg go Bog éRebel Yoga is on Facebook, Twitter, and at For those that might not know, Tóg go bog é is on the site of the camping pods on side of Mushera, about 300m past the Kerryman’s Table along the Butter Road. [read more …] “Rebel Yoga”

The Crystal Project is looking for Volunteers

2016-03 The Crystal Project - logoThe Crystal Project, the community dementia project in north Cork, led by the HSE, are currently looking for volunteers in the area. We are on the lookout for kind, caring and dependable people to join our team of social volunteer visitors. If you are interested in volunteering with the project or would like to find out more about what we do:

Phone: Christine O’Riordan 086-0255205 / Sheena Cadoo 086-7871818

Email: <email>  Visit:

Is Acupuncture the new kale

New Beginnings Acapuncture and TCM Clinic - Screenshot_2016-05-13-12-25-22_rszIs Acupuncture the new kale

We all know how popular superfoods, like kale, are nowadays. Known for their health benefits and being nutrient dense they; are becoming more of a mainstream choice in our daily diets. Luckily we are all starting to get a fresh new grasp on the importance of healthy eating and what it means to take care of ourselves holistically in general.

I can honestly that, as well as healthy eating becoming more important, so are natural therapies like acupuncture and they are just as powerful :-). Traditional Chinese Medicine has been around for a couple of thousand years and is still just as relevant as a medicine today. It covers such a broad spectrum of health complaints including;

  • all kinds of digestive problems
  • low energy and energy slumps during the day
  • fatigue
  • sleep issues
  • stress related problems e.g irritability, hypochondriac pain, anger, weepiness, pain
  • anxiety and many other mental/emotional struggles
  • pain; dull, achy pain, acute, chronic, muscular, nerve pain
  • menstruation concerns
  • enhances fertility for both men and women and supports the Assisted Reproductive process
  • supports women throughout pregnancy
  • support for teenagers throughout a large range of difficulties
  • can enhance a person’s mood within an hour of treatment

Chinese medicine including Acupuncture is gentle and can compliment other treatments you are experiencing. It is a vital element in the future of health and Integrative medicine. [read more …] “Is Acupuncture the new kale”

If I can change one person’s mind with Alex’s story, then that would be enough

Nicole Ryan spoke to Ryan Tubridy this morning on RTÉ Radio 1, on the death of her brother Alex, and dealing with the aftermath. She wants to go out and share his story with others, in schools and colleges to warn young people about the dangers of drug use and “give kids the information they need to not make the same mistake my brother did”, starting in Ireland, and moving across Europe and onto Asia.

Listen to it below, or click here for more information on her campaign.

[read more …] “If I can change one person’s mind with Alex’s story, then that would be enough”

Respite Beds cut from Millstreet Hospital

Following an unannounced inspection by HIQA two weeks ago, the four respite beds at Millstreet Hospital have been removed from service, meaning that people from Millstreet will now have to go to nursing homes in Mallow, Boherbue or elsewhere in order to get respite. They want a guarantee of an investment €400,000 in the bathrooms in order to reopen them, despite an upcoming investment of €5.7 million on upgrading and extending facilities.

Listen to the audio below from Patricia Messenger’s show on C103 this morning where the Áine Collins and Steven O’Riordan discussed the proplem (from 38:55)

[read more …] “Respite Beds cut from Millstreet Hospital”

Unislim Millstreet

2016-01-26 Unislim Millstreet - headerUnislim Proudly celebrating 44 years as Irelands friendliest slimming club.

Your local class meets on Tuesday in Millstreet Enterprise Centre
Express weigh and go class 7am to 9am
Full class and motivational talk 9am to 10am & 6.30pm to 7.30pm

Contact class leader: Abina Kelliher on 087 7653870

or see: