John Ó’Ríordáin was interviewed on RTÉ Raidió na Gaeltachta yesterday as a member of the “Lunch Break” group which meets every Tuesday in Cork City to have the opportunity to use their Irish, and how the group found a way to work around what they were doing after the lockdown came in. Click HERE to listen to the interview. [t]
The Millstreet/ Dromtariffe Group at Handed Down Scartaglin Sliabh Luachra, yesterday Saturday Feb 23rd 2020 [more from Handed Down]
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
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.
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.
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 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
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 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.
Mushera Platform Dance on this Sunday July 8th from 3.00pm to 5.30pm with Music by The Jarvey,Everyone Welcome.
Click the programme above to see a bigger size of see the transcription below:
[read more …] “Feis Laitiarain, Cuilinn Uí Chaoimh 2018”
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)
Love and Care for People are having a children’s art festival on the 28th April in the GAA Hall in Millstreet. Admission is free and it promises to be fun-filled day.
Storyteller Paddy O’Brien is performing in Millstreet Library from 12.30 to 13.30 today. Everyone Welcome #bnag 
Cuairt ó Scéalaí Paddy O’Brien go Leabharlann Shráid an Mhuilinn ag 12.30 go 13.30 Fáilte roimh cách #bnag
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. 🎵 🎶
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”
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.
[read more …] “Cork Scór Recitation Champion”
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
An old local saying about the weather locally:
‘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
[read more …] “An old saying of our Weather”