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 

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.


continue reading the full article “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

Spectacular Opening of European Pony Championships 2014 at Green Glens

Seán Kelly, MEP cuts the ribbon to mark the official opening of the European Pony Championships 2014.   With the many participating countries assembling  at Green Glens Arena on Tuesday evening, 29th July 2014 it was a truly spectacular occasion.  Click on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.)
Seán Kelly, MEP cuts the ribbon to mark the official opening of the European Pony Championships 2014. With the many participating countries assembling at Green Glens Arena on Tuesday evening, 29th July 2014 it was a truly spectacular occasion. Click on the images to enlarge.   (S.R.)

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The exquisite setting of one of the many courses  superbly prepared at Green Glens.
The exquisite setting of one of the many courses superbly prepared at Green Glens.
The renowned Liam O'Connor with his magnificent Group of musicians, dancers and singers hugely impressed the international audience.
The renowned Liam O’Connor with his magnificent Group of musicians, dancers and singers hugely impressed the international audience.

6Official Opening of European Pony Championships 2014 -8001Official Opening of European Pony Championships 2014 -800The 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 continue reading the full article “Spectacular Opening of European Pony Championships 2014 at Green Glens”

Bruach na Carraige Summer Activities

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.)

Superb Evening of International Choral Music at Drishane on Friday

In the exquisite setting of the Church of the Little Flower at Drishane Castle, Millstreet an international celebration of Choral Music featuring The Duhallow Choral Society (pictured above) and Sweden's Christianstad's Motet Choir (below) took place on Friday evening, 2nd May 2014.  Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)
In the exquisite setting of the Church of the Little Flower at Drishane Castle, Millstreet an international celebration of Choral Music featuring The Duhallow Choral Society (pictured above) and Sweden’s Christianstad’s Motet Choir (below) took place on Friday evening, 2nd May 2014. Click on the images to enlarge.   (S.R.)

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“Round the Fireside” Recordings Focus on the Bealtaine Festival 2014…First of Two Recordings Now Being Broadcast on c103 Until 11.00pm

The enthusiastic group of people from Duhallow and beyond who recently participated in two "Round the Fireside" radio programmes with Jimmy Reidy on c103 where the focus was on the forthcoming Bealtaine Festival which is being coordinated by Louise Burke of IRD Duhallow and her dedicated team.   The c103 programmes will be broadcast on Monday, 28th April 2014 and on Monday, 19th May at 9.50 pm.  The recordings took place in Freemount's Heritage Centre.  Click on the image to enlarge.  (S.R.)
The enthusiastic group of people from Duhallow and beyond who recently participated in two “Round the Fireside” radio programmes with Jimmy Reidy on c103 where the focus was on the forthcoming Bealtaine Festival which is being coordinated by Louise Burke of IRD Duhallow and her dedicated team. The c103 programmes will be broadcast on Monday, 28th April 2014 and on Monday, 19th May at 9.50 pm. The recordings took place in Freemount’s Heritage Centre. Click on the image to enlarge. (S.R.)

Easter Commemoration 2014 at The Square, Millstreet

The annual Easter Commemoration at the National Monument in The Square, Millstreet took place after 11.30 a.m. Mass.  It was historian supreme, Jack Lane who delivered the impressive keynote address this year.  Here we share some 40 images from today's important event.  We also recorded the event for later transmission on LTV2 Millstreet.   Click on the pictures to enlarge.  (S.R.)
The annual Easter Commemoration at the National Monument in The Square, Millstreet took place after 11.30 a.m. Mass. It was historian supreme, Jack Lane who delivered the impressive keynote address this year. Here we share some 40 images from today’s important event. We also recorded the event for later transmission on LTV2 Millstreet. Click on the pictures to enlarge. (S.R.)

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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 continue reading the full article “Easter Commemoration 2014 at The Square, Millstreet”

Holy Saturday 2014 in Millstreet

The Sacred Ceremony of Holy Saturday in St. Patrick's Church, Millstreet.   The exquisite Easter Garden.  Celebrating the memory of King Mahon.   International Musician, Liam O'Connor featuring in the equestrian world - Just some of the many aspects of Millstreet life we covered on Holy Saturday 2014.   We shall prepare full features later but here we give a brief outline of some of these very special events on 19th April 2014.   Click on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.)
The Sacred Ceremony of Holy Saturday in St. Patrick’s Church, Millstreet. The exquisite Easter Garden. Celebrating the memory of King Mahon. International Musician, Liam O’Connor featuring in the equestrian world – Just some of the many aspects of Millstreet life we covered on Holy Saturday 2014. We shall prepare full features later but here we give a brief outline of some of these very special events on 19th April 2014. Click on the images to enlarge.   (S.R.)

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Here we share further images of the continue reading the full article “Holy Saturday 2014 in Millstreet”

Wonderfully Successful Millstreet Féile Cheoil 2014 – Irish Culture at its Very Best

Millstreet Féile Cheoil 2014 took place in Millstreet Community School on Sunday, 6th April.   Superbly organised by a very dedicated Millstreet CCÉ Committee with lots of splendid supporters the annual event was an outstanding success with entries for the various competitions from far and wide.   Please click on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.)
Millstreet Féile Cheoil 2014 took place in Millstreet Community School on Sunday, 6th April. Superbly organised by a very dedicated Millstreet CCÉ Committee with lots of splendid supporters the annual event was an outstanding success with entries for the various competitions from far and wide. Please click on the images to enlarge   (S.R.)

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Brída Cremin and Joanne Cullinane

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 continue reading the full article “Wonderfully Successful Millstreet Féile Cheoil 2014 – Irish Culture at its Very Best”

John McCormack Odeon Edition Features on “Radio Treasures” on Cork Music Station from 9.30 to 11.00 Tonight

The Cork Launch of the John McCormack Odeon Edition took place on Sunday.   Initial highlights will feature on Cork Music Station tonight from 9.30 to 11.00 on Seán Radley's weekly "Radio Treasures".  Click on the image to enlarge.  (S.R.)
The Cork Launch of the John McCormack Odeon Edition took place on Sunday. Initial highlights will feature on Cork Music Station tonight from 9.30 to 11.00 on Seán Radley’s weekly “Radio Treasures”. Click on the image to enlarge.    (S.R.)

 

www.corkmusicstation.com Click on this link to access the Online Radio Channel.   Happy Listening!

St. Bridget’s Cross Tradition

Breeda Kelleher of Station Road, Millstreet maintained the wonderful tradition of the St. Bridget's Cross on this Feast of St. Bridget on 1st February 2014.   As well as providing a number of miniature crosses distributed at Mass, Breeda made three impressive large crosses  for the main altar of the Church, for St. Bridget's Statue within the Church and one also for Millstreet Museum.  Many thanks, Breeda for also varnishing the Crosses - thus preserving them for a much longer time.  (S.R.)
Breeda Kelleher of Station Road, Millstreet maintained the wonderful tradition of the St. Bridget’s Cross on this Feast of St. Bridget on 1st February 2014. As well as providing a number of miniature Crosses distributed at Mass, Breeda made three impressive large Crosses for the main altar of the Church, for St. Bridget’s Statue within the Church and one also for Millstreet Museum. Many thanks, Breeda for also varnishing the Crosses – thus preserving them for a much longer time.  (S.R.)

Cork GAA Gaeltacht Scholarships to Coláiste na Mumhan

2014-01-22 Coláiste Na Mumhan - PosterScholarships 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:

Details & Application Form of Cork GAA Gaeltacht Scholarship

Click the poster (right) to see it in full size

 

Singing for Fun Workshops

  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

All welcome

Thanks to Bob Emprimo – Millstreet Toy Dolls Are Reunited at Museum!

Thanks to Bob Emprimo from America and a wonderful Friend of Millstreet Museum - Celtic and Clara Toy Dolls were happily reunited at Millstreet Museum on Wednesday.   Here we view Denis O'Shea of the Millstreet Branch of Cork Co. Council with the Celtic Doll which he delivered from An Post and Mary Cronin of Millstreet Museum with the Clara Toy Doll.   Click on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.)
Thanks to Bob Emprimo from America and a wonderful Friend of Millstreet Museum – Celtic and Clara Toy Dolls were happily reunited at Millstreet Museum on Wednesday. Here we view Denis O’Shea of the Millstreet Branch of Cork Co. Council with the Celtic Doll which he delivered from An Post and Mary Cronin of Millstreet Museum with the Clara Toy Doll.  In our picture the Clara Toy Doll is a “sister” to the one which Bob originally presented.  Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)

 

Bob presenting the original Clara Toy doll to us in 2011 (at "Nibbles" in West End)
Bob presenting the original Clara Toy doll to us in 2011 (at “Nibbles” in West End)

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 continue reading the full article “Thanks to Bob Emprimo – Millstreet Toy Dolls Are Reunited at Museum!”

Annual Thomas Davis Commemoration in Mallow on Friday 11th Oct. 2013

Pictured at St. James' Church, Mallow for the annual Thomas Davis Commemoration on Friday evening, 11th Oct. 2013.   The Commemoration Lecture was delivered by Prof. Vincent Comerford of NUI Maynooth (on right of Thomas Davis bust).   The service was conducted by Canon Eithne Lynch.   Thomas Davis Pipe Band was also in attendance.  Click on the image to enlarge.   (S.R.)
Pictured at St. James’ Church, Mallow for the annual Thomas Davis Commemoration on Friday evening, 11th Oct. 2013. The Commemoration Lecture was delivered by Prof. Vincent Comerford of NUI Maynooth (on right of Thomas Davis bust). The service was conducted by Canon Eithne Lynch. Thomas Davis Pipe Band was also in attendance. Click on the image to enlarge. (S.R.)

Great Success for Leah in All-Ireland Fleadh Cheoil

Leah who represented munster in the All Ireland Fleadh Cheoil in Derry on august 17th last. She did her County and Provence proud by achieving 2nd place in the under12 English Singing competition.
Leah Murphy of  Rathcoole who represented Munster in the All-Ireland Fleadh Cheoil in Derry on 17th August 2013….She did her County and Province proud by achieving 2nd place in the under-12 English Singing Competition.   Sincere congratulations to Leah.  Click on image to enlarge.  (S.R.)

Also congratulations to the Linehan brothers Donal and Conor who brought home trophies from the Fleadh: Donal won the Senior Melodeon title, while Conor was second in the Senior Accompaniment [full results]

Bruach na Carraige, Rockchapel Update

Bruach na Carraige
The Sliabh Luachra Summer school continues in Bruach na Carraige,  Rockchapel this weekend.
On Thursday night at 9 pm Ceoltóirí  Sliabh Luachra will present “A Musical Journey through the history of Ireland” which is a 2 hour Show of Ireland’s most ancient music song and dance linked to the major events in the history of Ireland from the arrival of An Tuaithe Dé Danann to Easter 1916.
On Friday there will be a Céilí with Danny O’Mahony and his All-Ireland winning  Shannon Vale Céilí Band.
On Saturday at 2pm a conference on the importance and the marketing of our culture.
At 9pm a rambling house
On the bank holiday Monday at 1.30 pm there will be a tour to the important locations throughout Sliabh Luachra.
Booking and other information 0872205566 
We thank Jack Roche of Rockchapel for this update.   (S.R.)

New Open Air Dancing Platform Opening at Mushra Mountain on Sunday 21 July

The Lord Mayor & Deputy Mayor of Ballinagree

Along with Neighbours and Friends from Moulnahourna & Ballinagree

gather together to restore

The Platform

at Mushra Mountain

Official opening by:

The Lord Mayor of Ballinagree

Rita O’ Sullivan

At 2:30pm on Sunday 21st of July

Music by: Peter Lane of Blackwater Sound

Everyone welcome to join and reminisce the fond memorieslaharn

Bruach na Carraige Extension Official Opening in Rockchapel on 24th June

The newly completed extension to the Bruach Na Carraige Centre will be officially opened by Mr. Jimmy Deenihan TD Minister for Arts, Culture and Gaeltacht on Monday 24th June at 8pm.

The new extension includes a new stage complete with all fittings as well as the whole building being upgraded to all the latest fire regulations, as well as new chairs and some tiered seating. The Minister will also launch the Bruach Na Carraige Summer programme of Our Seisiún, Summer School and Summer Camp
All are welcome to this launch and opening.

(We thank Jack Roche for this important notice – S.R.)

Feis Laitiaran 2013 in Cullen Maintains a Wonderful Tradition

A superb atmosphere as always at Cullen Feis today blessed with magnificent weather and an inspiring volunteering spirit.  Many of our Breton visitors attended the annual celebration of our rich heritage.   The summer style was splendid and the children thoroughly enjoyed the great event.  Here we share just some of the many images of a treasured event.   (S.R.)
A superb atmosphere as always at Cullen Feis today blessed with magnificent weather and an inspiring volunteering spirit. Many of our Breton visitors attended the annual celebration of our rich heritage. The summer style was splendid and the children thoroughly enjoyed the great event. Here we share just some of the many images of a treasured event.   Cullen Pipe Band and the Solo Piping event added greatly to the occasion.  Note the marvellous smiles of the people in our pictures reflecting the excellent weather!   Click on the images to enlarge.   (S.R.)

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Karen O’Connor Wins Single Poem Competition at Listowel Writers Week

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Karen O'Connor, Poet supreme, has just won the highly prestigious Single Poem Competition at Listowel Writers Week 2013.  We thank Karen for the Press Release and the two pictures and we extend our heartfelt sincere congratulations on such a wonderfully significant recognition of Karen's superb talent as a highly regarded Poet.  (S.R.)
Karen O’Connor, Poet supreme, (originally from Station Road, Millstreet) has just won the highly prestigious Single Poem Competition at Listowel Writers Week 2013. We thank Karen for the Press Release and the two pictures and we extend our heartfelt sincere congratulations on such a wonderfully significant recognition of Karen’s superb talent as a highly regarded Poet.     (S.R.)

Our pictures show Karen with John Bowman who opened the 42nd Listowel Writers Week at the Listowel Arms. And Karen with Noel King, Editor of Doghouse Books, a Tralee publisher.

The following is the Press Release outlining Karen’s achievements and journey to this magnificent continue reading the full article “Karen O’Connor Wins Single Poem Competition at Listowel Writers Week”