Last week Ellie and Carl were in Millstreet walking the Duhallow Way, the next day they started on the Slí Gaeltacht Mhuscraí (Millstreet to Kealkil), across the mountains. As they do, they have made a very interesting video from their hike, and the first few minutes are from Mount Leader, Clara, the Bealach, Gneeves …
Ellie and Carl are walking every National Way-marked Trail in Ireland. They make videos and photos about each trail and about the heritage of Ireland as they go. They were on the Duhallow Trail in the last couple of days, walking by Mushera, Millstreet, Clara, Lough Murtagh and and further back into Kerry. Unfortunately they had some showers to contend with, but those are the joys of spring and mountains. This morning they started the Slí Gaeltacht Muscaraí, from Millstreet going south towards Ballingeary.
Ellie is a landscape photographer, while Carl is a software developer. Find out more about them on their website ToughSoles.ie, but also check out some of their lovely videos and their photos on social media: facebook / twitter / instagram / youTube
A huge congratulations to Michael Thornton who has just completed the Beara Breifne Way this past Wednesday. He started the walk from Dursey Island on December 28th, and is pictured below with his son Michael at the monument to the Beara Breifne Way, beside the O’Rourke Castle in Leitrim, which marks the end of the walk. The Thorntons run Coolefield House, a B&B on the outskirts of Millstreet which is on the Beara Breifne Way!
Marc and Tom are two Austrian brothers who arrived in Millstreet yesterday evening on day 5 of a charity walk along the Ireland Way from Castletownbere to Ballycastle in County Antrim. They are walking in cooperation with Caritas for homeless people and are depending on the generosity and goodwill of people along the way for food and shelter. If you wish to donate here is the link breadlinewalking.com
“Everyone has mental health, however some of us are more aware of it than others. Most often, we become hyper-aware of our mental health after being diagnosed with a mental illness. From a young age I’ve struggled with my mental health. Anxiety, depression, and self harm are a part of me that I don’t remember ever being without. Yet for many years, I kept that fact to myself. The medical system and the world around me led me to believe that admitting to fighting a battle with my own mind made me weak and undesirable.
Mental Health Ireland is an organization that helps people such as myself. It is a national voluntary organisation which was established in 1966 as the Mental Health Association of Ireland. MHI’s aim is to promote positive mental health and wellbeing to all individuals and communities in Ireland. They have … ” [read her full article on EveryDayHero.com]
Maysen should be in Millstreet today. If you see her, say hello, and maybe give her a hand as others have already done in the last few days.
[read more …] “Hiking across Ireland, one anxious step at a time”
Hi to all our friends in the Millstreet area. The Multiple Sclerosis Society of Ireland Fermoy Branch (North & East Cork) walk the Galtee mountains yearly in aid of those living in our community with MS. It’s a fun day out for all the family, fully supported by the Red Cross & our many volunteers.
This year we are looking for a few more volunteers to help us with the event
We are looking for people with hill walking experience to join our stewarding group; this is split into two shifts (8am-12.30 & 12.30-5pm) If this is something you are interested in & perhaps help out with: please contact Mary on 087-6682834 asap for more information. If you want to see more feel free to pop over to our Facebook page.
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 https://supervalu.ie/operation-transformation for more details. Hope to see you all there.
We thank Rebecca Ambrose for updating us on Breifne’s progress.
Breifne Earley Walking the Beara Breifne Way Arrives in Millstreet Between 4 and 5pm today & everyone is welcome also to meet with him in Corkery’s Bar at 8pm. (S.R.)
In October 2010, stuck in a negative work environment, severely overweight, single, and feeling the world and would be better off without him, Breifne Earley made the decision to end his own life. But, less than five years later he was first across the finish line of the longest endurance sports event in the world, the 30,000km long World Cycle Race.
This is the extraordinary and inspirational story of how one man stepped back from the brink of suicide, redesigned his life and then spent sixteen months cycling through 27 countries on 5 continents with 3 robberies, 3 crashes and 44 flat tyres to become a living, breathing example of the life-saving message “It’s okay not to feel okay.”
It’s some story, but Breifne’s next challenge sees him pass through Millstreet in ten days time, as he walks the Beara-Breifne Way. Setting off on December 31st on from Glengarriffe, he will be staying in Millstreet January 2nd, and leaving first thing the following morning, to arrive in Leitrim on January 14th.
He deserves to be welcomed here, as well as elsewhere along his trip. (Breifne has added: “all offers of help (beds, meals, company, etc) greatly appreciated”. His progress can be tracked on his website, twitter, facebook etc. The best of luck to him. [read more …] “Breifne Walking the Beara Breifne Way Arrives in Millstreet Between 4 and 5pm Today. Everyone is Welcome Also to Meet With Him in Corkery’s at 8pm”
Denis O’Mahony the Inchaleigh mountain climber the man who has climbed to the summit of many a hill
In his early to his mid sixties as is said time does not stand still
He has a passion for hill climbing the steep heights he does not fear
He has been climbing mountains for many a year
One of the O’Mahonys of Clara he first climbed Clara mountain as a young boy
He has climbed many higher peaks since then the challenge of the climb he enjoy
The man who does love climbing mountains though his best days in the forever gone
But age does not weary brave Denis the man who does keep climbing on
Tom has uploaded a very nice video, looking at the O’ Sullivan Beara Walk over the New Footbridge at the Boeing, Dromsicane, Co Cork. (TMC Photography)
Millstreet Tidy Town Association are delighted once again this year to announce the annual Millstreet Walking Festival will be held on the weekend of the 23rd of April. As always 3 grades of walks, so there is a walk to suit all abilities. Please see attached leaflets for details. Also details can be gotten on millstreettidytown.ie, or keep an eye on the Millstreet Walking Festival page
With the current good weather, work has continued with the construction of the abutments for the new bridge over the Blackwater at the Boeing which is part of the Breifne Beara Way. Click on the photos below to see larger photos, which are thanks to Michelle, or click here to see all photos of the construction so far.
A lovely bright crisp morning greeted climbers for the annual Mushera Christmas Morning Climb, and a crowd of well in excess of a hundred took to the mountain to create an appetite for their Christmas dinner (or get away from the cooking of it!). This year the proceeds were in aid of the newly formed Aubane Community Alert, who added: “Many thanks to those who donated. The fund is still open. Sponorships cards still available”.
[read more …] “Mushera Christmas Morning Climb”
Local photographer Tom Corbett of TMC Photography sent us these photos of the two charity walks in Millstreet this morning.
Some of the group that walked the “Up a Hill for Jack and Jill” to the top of Clara
Some of the group that walked for the Irish Cancer Society’s Action Breast Cancer from Coleman’s Centra. There’s more photos from Tom below: [read more …] “Charity Walk Photos by TMC Photography”
For the Jack & Jill foundation…
asking you all to don wellies and boots
and climb Clara mountain with us
on next Sunday morning Oct 19th at 11am.
It means giving a registration fee of €16 per family
which covers 1 HOUR of home nursing care for 1 sick child at home.
Young & old welcome- just be prepared for all weather conditions. Will park at the turn for Alps or thereabout to register at 10.30 and walk up from there. Should be good fun and for a.great cause 🙂
Last week we had a video of a drone over Mushera, now there’s a video of someone with a GoPro video camera on top of Mushera. The video starts looking down at the gates of the Country Park, then turns around and up to the mound of stones at the very top which in older days held a wooden cross. then down to the cross overlooking balllinagree, down to the other St.John’s Well (there’s 3 wells on Mushera) and on…
Trek 1: Claragh Mountain in Millstreet.
(Decend , hop in cars and drive to …)
Trek 2: Mount Hilary near Banteer.
9am Sunday September 21st 2014
Meeting point; Kanturk car park
€10 (or more if you wish) donation for Marymount Hospice
This is being organised in honour and memory of the most amazing woman that climbed many mountains in her life physically but mostly mentally .
She loved nature and walking was her real love it was her medication she said walking in nature was her time to pray (probably for patience so she wouldn’t kill me for robbing her perfume or lipstick!!)
This woman is [read more …] “MOM Trek … Mind over Mountains”
Due to the huge success of our recent walks, Dromtariffe Parish Hall will be running one more final walk on the 6th of September. This walk will be starting at the monument at Derrygallon at 4 o’clock.
A carpark will be available and signposted from the monument on the day. This walk will run in conjunction with an under 10’s girls football blitz in Rathcool football pitch. Afterwards there will be a celebration in the parish hall for everyone who took part in the walks over the Summer and the blitz.
There are a number of activities starting in Dromtariffe parish hall for the winter period so please follow us on Facebook for full lists of events and activities.
Directions (from Dromtarriffe Parish Hall): Go west towards Killarney for half a mile, take a right at the old cremery (towards Newmarket). Carry on straight that road and its is a turn to the right (3rd) i think. It will be signposted on the day fron the main road.