Feis Laitiarain Cullen

Feis Laitiarain Cullen recently held a local commemoration for Feis Laitiarain on St Laitiarain’s Day 25-Jul-2020. The history of the Feis was presented along with folklore associated with St. Laitiarain. There was a tribute to Diarmuid O’Cadhla (Der Kiely)  RIP and his grandfather Sean O’Cadhla who set up the first Feis plus stories, pipes, music and songs.   The first Feis was held in Cullen 122 years ago, in 1898 and has been kept alive ever since. The Feis was particularly challenged during the troubles of 1918 when planes flew low to the ground overhead to try to disrupt the Feis, but the Feis goers held strong and continued with the Feis.

Local musicians, world class piper, singers and story tellers performing here carry the music nationwide and beyond with outstanding comments from people from here to New Zealand on social media outlets during the Covid-19 lockdown.   They represent the local Comhaltas, Pipe Band and Scór GAA branches and have achieved several County, Provincial, All Ireland and World titles.

Millstreet Community Council

This year our St.Patrick’s Day parade will start with the Vintage Club leading out at 4.45pm and then with the very best of local talent and spirit.
Definitely it is an experience not to be missed. 💚💚💚💚💚💚💚💚💚💚💚💚💚💚💚💚

We have prizes for the following categories:
☘️ Best Cultural Presentation
☘️ Best Vintage Vehicle decorated in St.Patrick’s theme
☘️ Best Window Display
☘️ Best Celebrity Look-a-like
☘️ Best Fleet
☘️ Best Float
☘️ Best Group or Club

We ask all participants to gather at 4pm at the Green Glens Arena entrance on Station Road.

Please forward your details for social media exposure.

Bumper Year gone by for Aubane Social Club

Over the past 12 months the Aubane Social Club donated money to the following charities from the events they hosted.

January 2019 – €2000 following the Christmas Day Climb 2019 to Irish Community Rapid Response.

August 2019 – €1,000 to Marymount Community Palliative Care Team following the Marymount Coffee Morning hosted by John Kelleher Chairman, Noreen Kelleher Secretary and Gobnait Kelleher.

December 2019 – €250 was presented to Reach out Cancer Support Millstreet in memory of Late Ann Keane, Pound Hill, Millstreet who was a regular to our weekly set Dancing on Monday nights.

Following our Christmas Day Climb of Mushera this year we will make a donation to the valuable service in our community the Irish Community Rapid Response. ( Air Ambulance).

The proceeds of Christmas Day Climb 2019 are in Aid of the Aubane Community Centre Renovations Fund and the Irish Community Rapid Response.
Thanks to all who supported the above fundraising events in 2019

Around the fireside on Friday 27 December at 8.30 pm.

Wishing you all very Happy Christmas. We have lots of events planned for 2020 with our popular Easter egg hunt on Easter Saturday and many more.
John F. Kelleher
Aubane Social Club
Chairman

Entertainment from 9pm on Culture Night Sept 20th

Following the Exhibitions in the E Centre & the Entertainment in the Wallis Arms Hotel at 7pm, the ‘ceol agus craic’ will continue in Millstreet … From 9pm there will be a Trad session in McCarthy’s Bar, Board Games in The Clara Inn, Bingo in the Bush Bar, music by Timmy Connors at The Bridge Bar & the 1973 All Ireland Football Final will be shown in Corkery’s Bar at 9.30pm. There is something for everyone to enjoy on Friday night.

 

Culture Night in Millstreet

Entertainment in the Wallis Arms Hotel at 7pm will include the Under 12 Ladies Set Dancers who came second in Fleadh Cheoil na hEireann 2019, Empire Acrobatic Rock ‘n Roll, including teens from Millstreet & the USA Champions from June 2019, music by Comhaltas, Millstreet Convent School Choir, Drishane Castle Choir, Aubane ‘Straw Boys’ Set Dancers plus many more guests.  Come along & enjoy the evening.

Culture Night 2019

Millstreet Community Council is inviting representatives of Pubs, Clubs, Groups, Organisations, Businesses & Individuals interested in participating in Culture Night on Friday September 20th (the Annual All of Ireland celebration of culture, creativity and the arts) to a meeting in the Wallis Arms Hotel on Wednesday June 26th at 8pm.  Your support would be greatly appreciated.

Afternoon Tea Dance in Aubane Community Centre on Tommorrow Sunday March 10th

Afternoon Tea Dance in Aubane Community Centre on Sunday March 10th with Music by Peter Lane

Dancing from 3.00pm to 5.30 pm Admission 5 Euro

Raffle on the Day

Proceeds are in Aid of Aubane Community Centre

Everybody Welcome.

Culture Night at the Glen Theatre

The Glen Theatre Banteer welcomes everyone to an informal night of entertainment to celebrate Culture Night.   Join us for Drama – Pub Theatre style, story telling, music and song along with a special performance by Deirdre Linehan Toastmasters winner for Ireland and Britain.   Please come along and join in the fun at 8.30pm this evening Friday 21st September.

Millstreet Vintage Club Display at Culture Night in Millstreet on Friday Sept 21st

Millstreet Vintage Club are delighted to be associated with the Culture Night in Millstreet which will be held on this coming Friday Sept 21st,the Vintage Club will put on a Display of Vintage Equipment Cars Tractors etc for the Evening and there are plenty Exhibits and Activities planned around the Town as well for the Culture Night itself,do support this Event and its all for Free.

Language and Culture Night – Thurs. 10th May 2018 in Millstreet Community School @ 7pm

This year’s Language and Culture Night will take place on Thursday 10th May in Millstreet Community School library/canteen, beginning at 7pm.  Once again it will be a chance to acknowledge and celebrate the different nationalities that are now present in Millstreet and the local area.  Everyone is welcome to attend this wonderfully inclusive community event.  (please note that filming will take place during the event for a forthcoming edition of the TG4 programme Guth an Phobail – Voice of the Community) 

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http://www.millstreetcommunityschool.ie/school-news/265-language-and-culture-night-a-big-success.html

The Woman of the Fort

The Woman of the Fort: I often heard my grandmother (R.I.P.) (Mrs. Sarah Moynihan, Dromahane Mallow) who lived to be eighty-four years of age telling the following tale, the truth of which she would swear to. Died on July 21st 26:

At a place called Gurranes near Millstreet there lived the family of the the Twomeys. They were farmers and they had children going to school. On the children’s journey to school lay a fort or lios as it is called in Irish, through which they should pass. One day as the children were passing through the fort a fairy woman met them and spoke to one of them, a girl called Nora whom she took with her into the fort, the other members of the family proceeding on their way to school. Nora, a little girl of about seven years used to be rocking a cradle in which was a baby, inside the fort, while the rest of her brothers and sisters were in school. Just as the latter would be returning the fairy woman would meet them again accompanied by the little girl Nora, whom she would allow go home with them.
This went on for a considerable time. The Twomey boys and girls would attend school, all but one, Nora, who would spend her day rocking the cradle inside the fort. A cow got sick on Nora Twomey’s farm one day and Nora’s mother told her to [read more …] “The Woman of the Fort”

The Glen Theatre Drama Group performing “Second Honeymoon” this Friday 14th July at 8pm in The Everyman Theatre Cork

The Glen Theatre Drama Group are doing a performance of “Second Honeymoon“, a hilarious Comedy written by Sam Cree and directed by Tadhg O Keeffe on this Friday 14th July at 8pm in the Everyman Theatre, Cork. Please come along and support this great Group on the Night which promises loads and loads of Laughter and Fun. The Glen Theatre Group are also appearing at the Civic Theatre in Tallaght Dublin on next Sunday Night July 16 and the Group are back on the Road again when they will line out at the Olympia Theatre in Dublin on Sunday September 3rd. You can get a taste of the Show on the Video clip here at https://youtu.be/xangUJCat_0
[read more …] “The Glen Theatre Drama Group performing “Second Honeymoon” this Friday 14th July at 8pm in The Everyman Theatre Cork”

Feis Laitiarain Cuilinn Uí Chaoimh 2017

Please note (June 14th): Set Dancing Teachers are required to bring their own music CD’s for competitions. And, also that all competitions are open to anyone from anywhere, except one section of the music is confined to the parish of Millstreet only.  🎵 🎶

Feis Laitiarain
Cuilinn Uí Chaoimh

will take place this year on

Sunday 25th June, starting at 12 noon

Competitions in Singing (English & Irish), music (all instruments including duets, trios and bands), Poetry (English & Irish), Sean-Nós Dancing and Set-Dancing

The Feis will be held in Cullen GAA grounds.

For further information, see the Feis Laitiarain Cuilinn Uí Chaoimh Facebook page , or below to see the schedule and notices. [read more …] “Feis Laitiarain Cuilinn Uí Chaoimh 2017”

Volunteers for English Conversation Classes

Could you give an hour a week to help an asylum seeker improve their English? We need volunteers for our English Conversation Class.

The ‘class’ is an informal small conversational group where learners have an opportunity to practice and improve their English. You don’t need teaching experience, but if you have all the better.

Support and resources will be provided. For further information contact Mike Riordan, Drishane Castle (086) 4106364.

Thanks for supporting the Language and Culture Night

A word of thanks to all those who came along to support the Language and Culture Night that was held in Millstreet Community School on Friday 12th May 2017.  Fourteen nationalities from three continents were represented! Thanks also to those who prepared food for the evening.  It was a night for celebrating cultural diversity which will be remembered for a long time.

Language and Culture Night – Friday 12th May, 7pm – Millstreet Community School

 

Language and Culture Night

Date: Friday 12th May 2017

Time: 7pm

Venue: Millstreet Community School library / canteen

The night will be a chance to celebrate the many languages and cultures represented in our school and in the Millstreet area.   Admission is free.  All are welcome

Less than two days to go until the Language and Culture Night at Millstreet Community School

The Transition Year students of Millstreet Community School would like to invite you to take part in the 

‘Language and Culture Night’
Thursday 7th May 2015
7pm sharp in Millstreet Community School library

We are holding this event to celebrate all the different languages students in the school can speak (including Irish), and the different countries that they and their families come from.

Afterwards everyone will be invited to the canteen for refreshments from different countries. You might like to bring along a traditional dish to share.

There will be stories, songs and dancing to enjoy so bring your family and friends! The event will be a great celebration of diversity in the Millstreet area.  Admission free.

For more details contact the school on (029) 70087

 

Cork Scór Recitation Champion

Congrats to John O’Sullivan, Aubane who again won the County Senior Scór Recitation for St.John’s over the weekend.


[read more …] “Cork Scór Recitation Champion”

Seachtain na Gaeilge @ Millstreet Library

Seachtain na Gaeilge Events at Cork County Library & Arts Service

Millstreet Library: Bi-lingual storytelling session for children with Kathleen Moynihan

Thurs 5th & Thurs 12th from 11.15am to 12.15pm

The full list of Seachtain na Gaeilge (snag.ie) events being run by the Cork County Library & Arts Services can be seen here