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”
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. 🎵 🎶
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
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.
The annual Comhaltas Seisiún starts in Bruach Na Cartraige Rockchapel on Tuesday July the first and continues on each Tuesday night during July and August at 8.45pm. The show of music song and dance starts with a performance from the Rockchapel group after which there is a break for refreshments. The night then continues with audience participation with all musicians, singers ,dancers, and story tellers invited to take part .. All performers are welcome.
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”
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:
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
And here we follow the moments in a series of images before we reveal what was contained in the neatly presented package which had arrived from Exeter, Devon, England having been purchased on eBay by Bob Emprimo having observed Michael Cashman’s alert on the Millstreet website that such a toy doll appeared on eBay. A million thanks to Bob for never forgetting Millstreet and for [read more …] “Thanks to Bob Emprimo – Millstreet Toy Dolls Are Reunited at Museum!”