Happy Christmas from The Pub in Carriganima

The Management and Staff of The Pub in Carriganima wish its many Patrons and Friends

a Very Happy Christmas and a Bright 2014.

Seán Murphy of The Pub in Carriganima pictured with special guest the renowned T.R. Dallas who performed a magnificent presentation at The Pub on Friday, 20th Dec. 2013 before a capacity attendance.  More pictures later.  Click on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.)
Seán Murphy of The Pub in Carriganima pictured with special guest – the renowned T.R. Dallas who performed a magnificent presentation at The Pub on Friday, 20th Dec. 2013 before a capacity attendance. More pictures later. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)

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Church Television Signal Restored

In recent days it was brought to our notice that the much appreciated television signal from St. Patrick’s Church, Millstreet was not working. Having alerted the necessary people with expertise in these matters it was discovered that a technical problem existed.   Thankfully as the problem was internal and not connected to the aerial on the roof the cost of repair would not be as significant.    The signal is now fully restored.   Such a facility from a local parish church is indeed special and is quite a rare provision in other areas.     The church television signal was initially established and financed by the Presentation Sisters primarily to provide access to church services for the Presentation Convent and St. Joseph’s Community Hospital.    Private houses over quite a large area of Millstreet and its environs have also been able to receive the signal.   It is transmitted on Channel 53 UHF.   Those houses with an aerial pointing in the direction of the Church are most likely to receive the best signal.   It can only be tuned in when a service is in progress at the Church where the camera which is focused on the main altar is switched on.    (S.R.)

Local Television Schedule Update

Local TV Programmes

Sun. Dec. 15: 5.30 p.m. Sunday Special. Carol Services from past years.
6.30p.m. News and Sport; Turning on of Christmas Lights 2013. Reopening of renovated Briery Gap.
8p.m. LTV 2 from Millstreet – Duhallow area. Thursday repeat.
Wed. Dec. 18: 9.30 p.m. News and Sport; 1983 Session from ‘The Castle’, Carriganima and 2013 nostalgic reunion of participants.
Sun. Dec. 22: 5.30 p.m. Sunday Special. Christmas Carols
6.30p.m. Repeat of LTV. Wed. Programme.
8p.m. LTV 2 from Millstreet – Duhallow area. Thursday repeat.
Christmas Day Programmes will be included in the next issue of the Lee Valley Outlook on December 19.

We thank Dan Joe Kelleher and the current issue of “Lee Valley Outlook” for this important update regarding LTV1 and LTV2.    (S.R.)

Christmas Carol Service DEFERRED Due to Weather Conditions

Carol Singers

Due to such inclement weather conditions Tony McCaul has just informed us that tonight’s very special event at The Square has had to be DEFERRED until a later date.   Sincere apologies but with such heavy showers of rain and with many young people scheduled to participate it was decided that it would be best to CANCEL tonight’s event and reschedule for another occasion.

(This of course was the Special Event where Our local National Schools from Millstreet Boys and Girls, Cloghoula, Killcorney, Rathcoole, Derrinagree and Cullen were scheduled to hold a Christmas Carol Service at the Monument in the Town Square between 7pm and 8pm this Friday evening (13th Dec. 2013) to celebrate the refurbishment and the re-opening of the Town Square in Millstreet. )  (S.R.)

Official Turning On of Lights in Carriganima Tonight

At “The Pub” in Carriganima Christmas Lights will be officially turned on tonight (13th Dec. 2013) in the presence of  Millstreet Community Singers.   Santa arrives there at 3pm this Sunday (15th Dec.) … in a rally car!   T.R. Dallas presents a wonderful night of Country & Western plus Irish songs … on Friday, 20th Dec. .   We thank Seán Murphy for these December updates.  (S.R.)

“Radio Treasures” on Cork Music Station at Later Time This Week

Just for this week “Radio Treasures” on Cork Music Station will be broadcast from 10.30 pm for just one hour on this Tuesday, 10th Dec. 2013.   Lots of new musical tracks with a Christmas flavour in this one-hour programme.   (S.R.)

Magnificent Official Launch of “The Irish Rascals” at Ballyseedy Garden Centre on Sunday, 8th Dec. 2013

The official launch of Patricia O' Riordan's (nee O'Sullivan) superbly delightful book "The Irish Rascals" took place on Sunday, 8th Dec. 2013 at the magical setting of Ballyseedy Garden Centre near Tralee.  Special Guests included Joanne O'Riordan, Val Mullalley of "Koembe", Santa and Mrs. Claus.  It was such a marvellously colourful and happy event.  Here we share the first selection of images from the historic occasion.  Click on the pictures to enlarge.  (S.R.)
The official launch of Patricia O’ Riordan’s (nee O’Sullivan) superbly delightful book “The Irish Rascals” took place on Sunday, 8th Dec. 2013 at the magical setting of Ballyseedy Garden Centre near Tralee. Special Guests included Joanne O’Riordan, Val Mullalley of “Koembe”, Santa and Mrs. Claus. It was such a marvellously colourful and happy event. Here we share the first selection of images from the historic occasion.   Geraldine Dennehy took many photographs of the event and we recorded a special feature for LTV2.   Click on the pictures to enlarge. (S.R.)

3Official Launch of The Irish Rascals 2013 -8002Official Launch of The Irish Rascals 2013 -800Con and Kathleen Houlihan provided truly wonderful Bagpipe Musical Selections as the many, many people arrived.   We shall be sharing lots more images later.   Our final picture which follows was taken in the very attractive Restaurant of the Centre as the historic evening [read more …] “Magnificent Official Launch of “The Irish Rascals” at Ballyseedy Garden Centre on Sunday, 8th Dec. 2013″

Fundraising Dance in the Abbey Hotel, Baile Mhúirne on Friday, 13th Dec. in aid of the Kerry/Cork Cancer Bus

There is a fundraising dance in the Abbey Hotel, Baile Mhúirne on this Friday,  13th December at 9:30pm in aid of the Kerry/Cork Cancer Bus.  Music by Jerome Coakley/Lee Sound and it costs only €10.00.  This vital service deserves all possible support.  We thank Máire Uí Chróinín for this important notice.  (S.R.)

Posting Millstreet Calendar 2014 Abroad

Because we have received many requests regarding the posting of our Millstreet Calendar abroad the wonderfully dedicated Calendar Committee has made the following arrangement:   If you wish to receive the Calendar abroad just send Ten Euro to Catherine in the E Centre at The Square, Millstreet.   The email address of the E Centre is:  millstreetdevelopmentgroup.adm @gmail.com  …. Many thanks to Marie Twomey for alerting us to this important arrangement.  (S.R.)

New Hearing Clinic in Tullig Medical Centre

Egans of Cork, one of the largest family run hearing and optical businesses, is delighted to announce that they will be running hearing clinics in Tullig Medical Centre starting in December. Egans have been involved in testing hearing and supplying and fitting hearing aids for over 40 years.

Egans promise their customers:

  • Free Hearing Test and consultation with a fully qualified Hearing Aid Audiologist

  • 30 day money back guarantee

  • Full aftercare service for as long as needed

  • 3 years guarantee with every new hearing aid purchased

  • Home visits when needed

  • Repairs for all makes of hearing aids

The hearing test which is free takes approximately 1 hour.

All appointments can be booked by phoning Egans Hearing on 021 4276414 or by booking an appointment through the website www.eganshearing.ie.

“Sunday Times” in Brisk Demand in Millstreet Today

We thank Fr. Paddy O'Byrne for alerting us to the superb profile of Caroline Dowling in today's "Sunday Times".  It was Fr. Paddy's brother, Kevin who informed him of the excellent article regarding the highly talented and very successful Caroline.  Sincere congratulations to Caroline from All in Millstreet.  Click on the images to enlarge.  Michael's research below also adds  further to the  very impressive and comprehensive  profile. (S.R.)
We thank Fr. Paddy O’Byrne for alerting us this morning to the superb profile of Caroline Dowling in today’s “Sunday Times”. It was Fr. Paddy’s brother, Kevin who informed him of the excellent article regarding the highly talented and very successful Caroline. Sincere congratulations to Caroline from All in Millstreet.  Michael’s research below also adds further to the very impressive and comprehensive profile. Click on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.)

 

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Update on Celtic and Clara Toy Dolls

When speaking with Tommy Burke at Supervalu today I discovered that the Toy Factory at Pound Hill (Hegarty Street) was known as Celtic Toys 1965 – 1977.   When Tommy and his dedicated Staff took over it became known as Clara Toys (& Clothing Co.) 1978 – 2004.   We had lots of interest in our recent Bob Emprimo Doll feature.   Many thanks to Tommy for such an interesting update.    (S.R.)

New Nail Bar Opens in West End, Millstreet on Saturday 2nd Nov.

Nail Bar opening in "Instyle"hair salon this Saturday (2nd of November) West End,Millstreet,co.Cork I would like to invite you all for appointments! contact me:086-3570214 or Salon 029-21846 All welcome!
Nail Bar opening in “Instyle” Hair Salon this Saturday (2nd of November 2013)
at West End,Millstreet
I would like to invite you all for appointments!
You may contact me on: 086-3570214 or at the Salon 029-21846
All welcome!  Click on the image to enlarge.  (S.R.)

Rathcoole Playschool Represented at Early Childhood Global Gathering 2013 in Aviva Stadium, Dublin

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Rathcoole Playschool Staff with Lucy Connolly ( Early Childhood Specialist) at the Early Childhood Global Gathering on October 19th. in the Aviva Stadium Dublin.
Rathcoole Playschool Staff with Lucy Connolly ( Early Childhood
Specialist) at the Early Childhood Global Gathering on October 19th 2013
in the Aviva Stadium Dublin.   We thank Maura Foley for the pictures and caption.  Click on the images to enlarge.   (S.R.)

 

Winner of Herlihy’s Centra Halloween Colouring Competition 2013

This is the superb winning entry in the Colouring Competition relating to Herlihy's Centra Halloween occasion.   The wonderfully talented Winner is Rebecca O'Sullivan, Rathduane, Rathmore in the parish of Millstreet.   Rebecca was in the 6 -8 year old category.  Click on the image to enlarge.  (S.R.)
This is the superb winning entry in the Colouring Competition relating to Herlihy’s Centra Halloween occasion. The wonderfully talented Winner is Rebecca O’Sullivan, Rathduane, Rathmore in the parish of Millstreet. Rebecca was in the 6 -8 year old category. Click on the image to enlarge.   (S.R.)