Cycling adventure

The “Lost/Stolen Panniers” has been found and safely returned to it’s owner.  Delighted that she can continue on her adventures with her bicycle  and panniers in and around the Country.

She sometimes writes a blog when  she goes cycling but  wouldn’t normally write one when it was as short a trip as yesterday, but the kindness which   was shown to her prompted her to highlight Millstreet with Cork’s Old Butter Road .  

Air Ambulance at risk of temporary grounding due to funding shortfall

The community-funded Irish Community Rapid Response (ICRR) air ambulance service based in Rathcoole is at risk of being grounded within a week due to a funding shortfall. – “We’ve done approaching 250 missions for the National Ambulance Service. We’ve been busier than we initially anticipated,” pilot John Murray told C103’s Cork Today.
The air ambulance has flown 17 missions more each month than anticipated since its launch five months ago. “We might not save lives every day but we do several times a week,” Mr Murray said.

The air ambulance, pilots, fuel and insurance are mainly funded through charitable donations while the National Ambulance Service provides an advanced paramedic and an emergency medical technician on board as well as medical supplies.  [read more …] “Air Ambulance at risk of temporary grounding due to funding shortfall”

Cullen & District Special Needs Association Annual Weigh In

Get your 2020 off to a great start!!

We are looking forward to getting into the swing of our Annual Weigh In.

This year we have a **NEW** Weight Loss Consultant – Local Lady Marie Hickey.

What? Annual Weigh In
Date? Monday 13th January
Time? 8pm
Where? Cullen Community Centre

Playground Funding: IRD LEADER Success 

Millstreet Town Park Committee are delighted to share the publication below by IRD Duhallow officially announcing the signing  of contracts for EU Leader funding of  €55,455.41 towards the Playground Project.

Our shortfall is ever reducing and we have now crossed the €100,000 mark of the €120,000 required.  Please continue to support the ongoing fundraising happening locally so that we can ensure the new Playground is in place for Summer 2020

TO DONATE:   If you wish to make a personal or business donation you may

(1) lodge Online to Millstreet Town Park bank account at IBAN: IE61 BOFI 9058 0332 1050 69, BIC:BOFIIE2

(2) lodge cash or cheque in person  at Millstreet Credit Union – reference Millstreet Town Park account

(3) send a cheque payable to ” Millstreet Town Park ” care of  FAS Offices, Millstreet Community Gym,  Millstreet

If you wish to confirm your donation we would be delighted to hear from you at [millstreettownpark@gmail.com]

Little Luke O’ Sullivan to the forefront of the Millstreet Group, with Geraldine O’Leary, Noel Collins, Jerry Lehane and Denis Hickey, Councillor Bernard Moynihan, Councillor Gerard Murphy, Mary Hayes, Cork County Council, and Conor Judge, Maura Walsh and Anne Maria Bourke of IRD Duhallow.

[read more …] “Playground Funding: IRD LEADER Success “

The Ambulance Heroes in our Sky

Listen below to Jerry O’Sullivan of Radio Kerry bringing you an exclusive, behind-the-scenes look at what goes on at the base of Ireland’s first charity air ambulance, the Irish Community Rapid Response service. Jerry visited the base in Rathcoole, Millstreet, where spoke to Ruth Bruton and John Murray where he learned that they actually have two helicopters in Rathcoole, and about the technical goings on behind the scene, and how they are funded:

[read more …] “The Ambulance Heroes in our Sky”

Fire Safety Week

Our Fire Brigade’s recent fire safety week was a great success in the Millstreet area. The five winners of our smoke detector give away are as follows:

Bernie Lane
Martina Murphy
Eileen Murphy
Breeda Creedon
Patrick O’Keeffe

All winners have been contacted but some are yet to collect their prize, if they remaining winners could make contact please and we will present your prize.

Health and Wellness Day in Millstreet GAA Hall

Health and Wellness Day in Millstreet GAA Hall
– Mindfulness, Tai Chi, Chi Kung classes
– Healthy snacks & juices
– Nutrition – The Foundation of Health
– Acupuncture – energetic therapy
– Aromatherapy – holistic healing treatment that uses natural plant extracts to promote health and well-being.

FREE Admission. DONATIONS are welcomed In aid of Millstreet town New Playground  [read more …] “Health and Wellness Day in Millstreet GAA Hall”

Playground Funding: Thank you 

Millstreet Town Park Committee wish to express their sincere gratitude and thank Kevin & Ronan Lucey of Lucey Motors Charleville for their substantial  donation towards the new Playground. It’s great to see Millstreet businesses now supporting the Playground Project for all our little Sráiders.

Come on Millstreet let’s get behind this and make a brand new Playground happen for Summer  2020.

TO DONATE:   If you are in business locally and wish to make a financial contribution to the Playground Project, you may:  [read more …] “Playground Funding: Thank you “

Blood Donor Clinic – Millstreet

On behalf of The Irish Blood Transfusion Service, please pass on our thanks to all who contributed to the success of the Millstreet Clinic.

127  Donors attended our Blood Donor Clinic in Millstreet GAA Hall, yesterday, November 19th.

This generosity and commitment to helping others is very much appreciated. The precious gift of Blood brings life and hope to our hospital patients and their communities – Monica Bell, Donor Services, The Irish Blood Transfusion Service. [read more …] “Blood Donor Clinic – Millstreet”

Hands for Life – Free Community CPR Training

Hands for Life – Free Community CPR Training – run by the Irish Heart Foundation will be held in Ballydaly Hall on, Tuesday, November 26th from 8pm – 9pm. Admission is free.
To book a place on the course please ring Peg (087)9268452 or Kathleen (087)2846906 before November 20th, as we need numbers for course to go ahead.
Topics covered include: what to do in an emergency e.g heart attack, cardiac arrest (compression/defibrillator) stroke, choking etc.
A defibrillator for public use is at Guerin’s Shop in Ballydaly

[read more …] “Hands for Life – Free Community CPR Training”

Playground Funding: Please Donate & Thank You

At a recent meeting Millstreet Town Park Committee formally resolved to express their sincere gratitude and thank the following for their donations towards the proposed new Playground

  • Mr Patrick W O’Leary of Louisville, Kentucky, USA for  a personal donation of €500. Patrick’s great grandfather hailed from Millstreet. Patrick is very proud of his Irish heritage and is a huge supporter of all things Millstreet since he first visited our Town in 2013 and returning 5 times, most recently in September. Patrick has kindly opted to have his donation published in the hope that it will encourage other “Sráiders” at home and abroad to make a donation to the Playground project.
  • Millstreet Pitch n Putt Club  for a contribution of €500  in addition to their annual club subscription.
  • Irina Popova and Justyna Marynowska of Infinite Arts Centre  who have already raised €240 from their Saturday morning  Yoga workshops.  The final fundraising workshop takes place  Saturday 19th October 9-11am in the Parish Centre.   Places are still available so don’t be shy to be a Yogi!
  • Millstreet Community Council, Millstreet GAA Club, Millstreet Juvenile GAA Club and Millstreet Camogie Club who have rallied together and kindly forfeited the most recent instalment due from the Local Lotto  sales in support of the Playground Project resulting in an additional €12,000 being donated.

We are still a long way short from the money needed so we are again calling on all Sráiders to dig deep and make whatever contribution you can … every little helps.

We will continue to keep you posted on upcoming fundraising initiatives and progress on grant applications.

TO DONATE:   If you wish to make a financial contribution towards the funding for a new playground for our Town Park you may

(1) lodge online to Millstreet Town Park bank account at IBAN: IE61 BOFI 9058 0332 1050 69, BIC:BOFIIE2

(2) lodge cash or cheque in person  at Millstreet Credit Union – reference Millstreet Town Park account.

(3) send a cheque payable to “Millstreet Town Park ” care of  FÁS Offices, Millstreet Community Gym,  Millstreet.

If you wish to confirm your contribution  or hold your own fundraiser we would be delighted to hear from you at <millstreettownpark@gmail.com>

[read more …] “Playground Funding: Please Donate & Thank You”

Information Session for Carers & Families affected by Alzheimer’s Disease

There will be a free information session for Carers & Families affected by Alzheimer’s Disease in Millstreet Day Care Centre, Clara Road, Millstreet @ 4pm on Wednesday September 18th. The session will be led by Home Instead. All welcome.

Stack O’Brien Opticians

Stack O’Brien Opticians.Your local expert Opticians and eye care specialists.
We hold a regular eye clinic at Reen’s Pharmacy, Millstreet. We provide comprehensive sight tests including sight tests for Driving Licence Eyesight Report.
We accept medical card and PRSI.
For more information or to book an appointment call 064 6636477 or go to stackobrien.ie

Planning Permission for Millstreet Community Hospital Extension Gets the Green Light

Planning permission has been approved for the second phase of refurbishment and extension works at St. Joseph’s Community Hospital Millstreet. The planning application was submitted to Cork County Council in February, following the completion of the first phase of works in 2018.

Permission includes the construction of a single-storey extension to the existing hospital, consisting of 11 ensuite bedrooms, dining room, kitchen store and changing facilities, new extended day rooms, toilets and assisted bathrooms, administration offices, relocated staff changing facilities, laundry room, plant room, meter room, new link corridor, and secure garden courtyard.  Permission has also been granted for the demolition of several structures within the grounds, including two existing single-storey rear extensions, part of a rear kitchen extension, garden wall to the rear of the site and roadside wall to the front of the building.  [read more …] “Planning Permission for Millstreet Community Hospital Extension Gets the Green Light”

NEW Infinite Chi Kung & Tai Chi – 3 week course

CHI KUNG and TAI CHI can be defined as a way of using posture, gentle movement, breathing techniques and visualisation to circulate, purify, and gather the chi or life energy.

CHI KUNG ( or Qi Gong) literally means “chi work” or “working with chi”. Chi Kung is known in ancient China as “the method to repel illness and prolong life”

Practising TAI CHI regularly can improve coordination, relieve stress, promote overall wellbeing and peace of mind and strengthen immune system.

Wednesdays June 26th, July 3rd & 10th 6.30-7.45pm
Millstreet Parish Centre

Each class will consist of gentle Warm Up,  “Golden Sun” Infinite Chi Kung & Infinite TaiChi moves. Suitable for all. Cost : 30€

[read more …] “NEW Infinite Chi Kung & Tai Chi – 3 week course”

Air Ambulance Helicopter to get the Green Light

Finally it looks like the Air Ambulance based in Rathcoole is to get the go-ahead:

“Minister for Health, Simon Harris, TD, announced today (Friday) that a new aeromedical service in the South will be launched in the coming weeks following the signing of a Service Level Agreement between the HSE and Irish Community Rapid Response.
Welcoming the news, Minister Harris said “I am delighted that a new aeromedical service in the South will commence shortly. I would like to thank the HSE National Ambulance Service and Irish Community Rapid Response for its commitment in developing this Service Level Agreement and ensuring the necessary clinical and corporate governance arrangements are such that the new service will be safe, robust and sustainable.
The service will see the establishment of a charitably funded Helicopter Emergency Medical Service in the South, which will operate from Rathcoole Aerodrome, just northeast of Millstreet, County Cork. The service will complement the existing aeromedical services and improve aeromedical access to the South of Ireland …”

[read the full statement on the Department of Health website]

[read more …] “Air Ambulance Helicopter to get the Green Light”