Galtee Walk 2017

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

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.

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

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

toclarDenis 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

[read more …] “Denis O’Mahony”

This Weekend: Millstreet Walking Festival 2016

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

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[read more …] “This Weekend: Millstreet Walking Festival 2016”

Works Continue on the Bridge at the Boeing

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.
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Mushera Christmas Morning Climb

2014-12-25 Mushera Christmas Day Climb 05 - Some of the group at the topA 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”

Charity Walk Photos by TMC Photography

Local photographer Tom Corbett of TMC Photography sent us these photos of the two charity walks in Millstreet this morning.

1-TMC_5310-800Some of the group that walked the “Up a Hill for Jack and Jill” to the top of Clara

1-TMC_5291-800Some 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

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.

wellies

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 🙂

Charity Walk from Herlihy’s Centra this Friday, 10th Oct. at 5pm

"We are doing the Action Breast Cancer Walk on Friday 10th at 5pm starting from Herlihy's Centra in West End and then proceeding around the Glebe Route," states Greg, Manager of Centra.  Click on the Poster to enlarge.  (S.R.)
“We are doing the Action Breast Cancer Walk on Friday 10th Oct. 2014 at 5pm starting from Herlihy’s Centra in West End and then proceeding around the Glebe Route,” states Greg, Manager of Centra. Click on the Poster to enlarge.   (S.R.)

On top of Mushera with a GoPro

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…

MOM Trek … Mind over Mountains

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”

Final Dromtariffe Parish Walk

2014-07-04 Dromtarriffe Parish WalkDue 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.

Dromtariffe Parish Hall News (22nd July 2014)

* The people of Dromtariffe were out in force again for the third parish walk on Thursday 10th of July. A large group of over 80 people of all ages turned up on the night. The walk went from the Ball Alley, Lyrevouscane to the Boeing, Dromsicane Castle. The dogs swam in the river and the crowd sang the Bold Thady Quill. Our 4th walk on Thursday 17th it starts from Derrinagree Church Car Park at 7.30p.m. Refreshments will be served after in the hall. We would ask people to please bring water with them.

* A family Funathon will run in Dromtariffe Parish hall on the 17th of August. There will be loads of happening on the day and lots more information in the weeks ahead.
Dromtariffe Parish hall requires coaches and tutor for activates in the hall for September. Please contact <email>

* Some photos below. Lots more information and photos available on all Dromtariffe Parish Hall activates on our facebook page.

Dromtarriffe Parish Hall – News

2014-07-09 Dromtarriffe Parish Walko The people of Dromtariffe were out in force again for the third parish walk on Thursday 10th of July. A large group of over 80 people of all ages turned up on the night. The walk went from the Ball Alley, Lyrevouscane to the Boeing, Dromsicane Castle. The dogs swam in the river and the crowd sang the Bold Thady Quill. Our 4th walk on Thursday 17th starts from Derrinagree Church Car Park at 7.30p.m. Refreshments will be served after in the hall. We would ask people to please bring water.

o A family Funathon will run in Dromtariffe Parish hall on the 17th August. There will be loads of happening on the day and lots more information in the weeks ahead.

o Dromtariffe Parish hall requires coaches and tutor for activates in the hall for September. Please contact <email>

o Lots more information and photos available on all activities on our Dromtariffe Parish Hall facebook page.

Dromtariffe Parish Hall News

2014-07-04 Dromtarriffe Parish Walk

The people of Dromtariffe were out in force again for the second parish walk on Thursday 3rd turned up on the night. The walk went from Dromtariffe Gaa grounds and traveled up by Rathcoole grotto onto Knockcahaill, Prohus and down by the airport. Our third walk on Thursday evening the 10th July at 7.30 is from the Ball Alley, Lyrevouscane to the Boeing, Dromsicane Castle. The walk will be signposted from the Derrinagree turn off (lower Keale Cross) and from Derrinagree. Refreshments will be served after in the hall. We would ask people to please bring water with them. of July. A large group of over 80 people of all ages

* A family Funathon will run in Dromtariffe Parish hall on the 17th August. There will be loads of happening on the day and lots more information in the weeks ahead.

* Dromtariffe Parish hall requires coaches and tutor for activates in the hall for September. Please contact <email>

Lots more information available on all Dromtariffe Parish Hall activates on our facebook page:  facebook.com/dromtariffeparish.hall

Travel Writer Supreme Mary Russell Wonderfully Impressed by Butter Road

Renowned Travel Writer Mary Russell from Dublin during her walk on the famous Butter Road on Friday, 20th June 2014.  We feature just two images of a full and comprehensive feature later on this remarkable "Irish Times" contributor and frequent RTÉ broadcaster whom we were privileged to have guided in the Millstreet area on Friday.  Click on the pictures to enlarge.  (S.R.)
Renowned Travel Writer Mary Russell from Dublin during her walk on the famous Butter Road on Friday, 20th June 2014. We feature just two images of a full and comprehensive feature later on this remarkable “Irish Times” contributor and frequent RTÉ broadcaster whom we were privileged to have guided in the Millstreet area on Friday. Click on the pictures to enlarge. (S.R.)
Mary write a superb blog which is read worldwide - more about this most interesting aspect of Mary's inspirational approach to life later.  Here we note how impressed she was by the panoramic scenery on her way to Rylane on the Butter Road.   She met a host of marvellous people along her journey including Tom Goggin who presented her with an excellent book on "Mahon's Rock".  Mary certainly intends to return on another occasion.   Friday provided perfect weather for walking.  (S.R.)
Mary writes a very regular superb blog (maryrussellwriter.wordpress.com) which is read worldwide – more about this most interesting aspect of Mary’s inspirational approach to life later. Here we note how impressed she was by the panoramic scenery on her way to Rylane on the Butter Road. She met a host of marvellous people along her journey including Tom Goggin who presented her with an excellent book on “Mahon’s Rock”. Mary certainly intends to return on another occasion. Friday provided perfect weather conditions for walking.  (S.R.)

Clara Loop Walk on Sunday Celebrating Bealtaine Festival 2014

Enthusiastic and energetic participants in Sunday's Clara Loop Walk were blessed with dry weather conditions and special refreshments provided by IRD Duhallow on their return from the 2 to 3 hour walk.   Click on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.)
Enthusiastic and energetic participants in Sunday’s Clara Loop Walk were blessed with dry weather conditions and special refreshments provided by IRD Duhallow on their return from the 2 to 3 hour walk. Click on the images to enlarge.   (S.R.)


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Enthusiastic Response to Millstreet Juvenile GAA Fun Walk Today

There was an uplifting enthusiastic response to today's Millstreet Juvenile GAA Fun Walk in aid of the Millstreet GAA Club and Cork's Mercy Hospital.  Due to the rainy weather conditions the original route choice - Clara and the Glebe - the walk instead took place in Millstreet Town Park followed by delicious refreshments in the GAA Community Hall.   Click on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.)
There was an uplifting enthusiastic response to today’s Millstreet Juvenile GAA Fun Walk in aid of the Millstreet GAA Club and Cork’s Mercy Hospital. Due to the rainy weather conditions the original route choice – Clara and the Glebe – the walk instead took place in Millstreet Town Park followed by delicious refreshments in the GAA Community Hall. Click on the images to enlarge.    (S.R.)

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Every young participant was presented with a memento watch with its red strap.   Nature was at its best for the walk with very colourful flowers looking so fresh due to [read more …] “Enthusiastic Response to Millstreet Juvenile GAA Fun Walk Today”

LTV2 Programme 239 (Number 19 of 2014 Season) Now Online

LTV2 Millstreet Programme 239 is now online right here on millstreet.ie and on the LTV2 Facebook Page

To receive reception one needs to retune analogue settings (available in menu “settings”). When scanning is complete one will now have the new channel – either UHF Channel 30 or UHF Channel 35 (or both in certain areas of Millstreet). All this depends on [read more …] “LTV2 Programme 239 (Number 19 of 2014 Season) Now Online”

Day Two of Millstreet Walking Festival 2014 Another Great Success

With the exquisitely scenic Millstreet Country Park as the starting and finishing points of the three walks of different levels - Day Two of Millstreet Walking Festival on Sunday, 13th April 2014 was an outstanding success with very large numbers of enthusiastic walkers participating.   Click on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.)
With the exquisitely scenic Millstreet Country Park as the starting and finishing points of the three walks of different levels – Day Two of Millstreet Walking Festival on Sunday, 13th April 2014 was an outstanding success with very large numbers of enthusiastic walkers participating. Click on the images to enlarge.   (S.R.)

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