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.


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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 [read more …] “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 [read more …] “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 [read more …] “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 [read more …] “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 [read more …] “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.)