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 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”
Scoil Laitairain Irish Course
Starts tomorrow Monday July 3rd in Cullen
Places still available
Contact 0863021503 for further info
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. 🎵 🎶
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”
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.
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
Date: Friday 12th May 2017
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
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
Congrats to John O’Sullivan, Aubane who again won the County Senior Scór Recitation for St.John’s over the weekend.
St. John's GAA keep up winning sequence on John O'Sullivan's win at recitation at Co. Senior Scór Final pic.twitter.com/3vF9kqbXJI
— John Tarrant (@jgtarrant) March 9, 2015
Millstreet Library: Bi-lingual storytelling session for children with Kathleen Moynihan
Thurs 5th & Thurs 12th from 11.15am to 12.15pm
‘Ceo ar Mhusire’s Clárach lom, an comhartha soininne is fearr ar domhan.’
The photo right is of Musheramore taken from the top of Clara with Clara’s triangulation point in the foreground
The historic occasion was so very colourful, cheerful, utterly professional and enormously enjoyable. Let’s now view some further images from the wonderfully fitting opening event to some five days of marvellous equestrian sport involving Show Jumping, Dressage in Green Glens and Cross Country/Eventing at the very beautiful Drishane Estate [read more …] “Spectacular Opening of European Pony Championships 2014 at Green Glens”
The Sliabh Luachra Summer classes will take place from 23rd to the 26th of July.
The annual summer camp for children aged from 6 to 16 years takes place from the 11th to the 22nd of August. This camp has been a huge success with children starting to play music, to sing and to dance at an early age. During the camp children can expect to learn a few simple tunes on the tin whistle, those playing already will learn other tunes, they will learn 2 or 3 songs and 4 or 5 céilí dances as well as having much fun and enjoyment. We thank Jack Roche for this list of Bruach na Carraige activities. (S.R.)
This has been one of the many splendid activities during the IRD Duhallow-coordinated Bealtaine Festival 2014. Marvellous refreshments were served in Drishane Hall after the magnificent performances on the memorable evening. Here we share a further selection of pictures from the wonderfully uplifting occasion which has been recorded for [read more …] “Superb Evening of International Choral Music at Drishane on Friday”
Blessed with ideal weather conditions the Organisers are to congratulated on coordinating such a very successful annual commemoration. Special thanks to the Murphy Family (pictured above) who have recently taken over management of McCarthy’s Bar at The Square, for inviting us to partake of some very welcome refreshments. The remaining 35 images we [read more …] “Easter Commemoration 2014 at The Square, Millstreet”
Here we share further images of the [read more …] “Holy Saturday 2014 in Millstreet”
Blessed with excellent weather the annual event was marvellously coordinated with lots of very suitable parking mainly in the Green Glens Complex thanks to the Duggan Family. Here we share further highlights from the established [read more …] “Wonderfully Successful Millstreet Féile Cheoil 2014 – Irish Culture at its Very Best”
www.corkmusicstation.com Click on this link to access the Online Radio Channel. Happy Listening!
Scholarships to the gaeltacht at Coláiste na Mumhan are available to students between the ages of 10 and 18 years of age, who are active members of their GAA clubs. The Scholarship reduces the prices of the three-week course (Cúrsa A) by €180 and the two-week course (Cúrsa B) by €120. Please be advised that these scholarships are provided on a first come first served basis.
Cúrsa A – 1/6/2014 – 22/6/2014 (3 Week Course)
Cúrsa B – 28/6/2014 – 13/7/2014 (2 Week Course)
To avail of the scholarship, please follow the steps outlined in the details and application form below:
Click the poster (right) to see it in full size
Singing for Fun Workshops
Singing creates a sense of wellbeing, brings communities together and gives us the opportunity to create sounds of power and beauty. If you always wanted to sing but never had the courage to do so then this is your chance. You don’t have to be able to read music, you won’t be asked to sing on your own or take an audition. This is for fun!!!!! And no fees!!
For more details if needed contact Aine on 086 7707301 or come along on the day.
Date: Monday 25th November 2013, 10am to 12pm
Place: Adult Learning Centre, Bridge Street, Millstreet