Looking for an Irish Speaker

RTÉ researcher Frances Mulraney is looking for an Irish speaker in the Millstreet area for an upcoming episode of the series ‘Abhainn’, which will concentrate on the Blackwater. If you know of such a person, contact Frances using the details below:

A chairde,
I’m emailing from Irish Language Programmes in RTÉ and am currently carrying out research for a series called Abhainn which takes a journey down Ireland’s rivers. This year we are concentrating on the Munster Blackwater. I was looking for some Irish language speakers in the Millstreet area and was wondering if you would know of any?
Mise le meas, Frances <email>

Researching The City

Richard Scriven is a PhD student in UCC looking at pilgrimage in Ireland. He is seeking volunteers who would be willing to talk to him about The City, the rounds and traditions associated with it. Please do not feel you have to have any expertise, he is looking for people who have a devotion to the City and who care about it.

If you are interested please contact him at (021) 490 2709 (office hours) or <email>

Garage Sale – 12th &13th May

This weekend, Saturday 12th & Sunday 13th May, there is a big Garage Sale in Shanaknuck, Millstreet (near the train station). Times are Saturday 10am-4pm, and Sunday 10am-4pm. Items include furniture, books, crockery, some catering stuff, tools, bric-a-brac, must go as seriously downsizing!

Email: <email>  Tel: 087-1711754

How to get there, see: bridgetscottage.com/location.html

Some of the items can be seen on their website sales.bridgetscottage.com

Public Meeting on EU Fiscal Treaty, and Household, Septic, and Water Charges

There will be a public meeting in Millstreet GAA Hall next Monday night 14th May at 8pm, where a talk will be given on the upcoming referendum of the EU Fiscal Treaty, household charges, septic tank charges, and water charges. All are welcome.

The Millstreet group campaigning against household charges and austerity meet Monday nights at 8.30pm in the Bush Bar. Anyone that wishes to join the campaign is welcome. Contact (087)3560013.

Sustainable Gardening Day

Saturday 12th May is Sustainable Gardening Day at The Secret Garden. Come along between 1 – 5pm and you will find a selection of demonstrators and information on everything you need to know to make your garden more healthy and efficient:

* Composting. We’ll be joined by Donal O’Leary from Waste Down and Master Composters (yes, they really are called that) from Stopfoodwaste.ie who will be deomstrating how to make your own compost both with compost bins and wormeries. Donal will be selling wormeries on the day, plus Cork County Council have kindly sponsored a wormery for a free prize draw.

* Organic Gardening – Kitty Scully from RTE’s ‘How to Create a Garden’ will be on hand to answer questions and will be doing demonstrations at 1.30, 2.30 and 3.30 in the veg garden. Kitty has boundless energy and enthusiasm and a wealth of knowledge so this is a great opportunity to learn from an expert.

* Poultry Keeping – David Kelly will be here selling rare-breed hens, as well as a good selection of general poultry. He is also a mine of information and [read more …] “Sustainable Gardening Day”

Tina Needs your Support

Tina Dunstan (Enright) who won the Ladies section at the Cullen Weigh-In this year, has entered the Spar Spartan Challenge, and hopes to represent Cork County. She needs your support to be selected for Cork, so she asks if you could go to her profile page and vote for her please!

I have fought with my weight for years, this year I am winning the battle with the help of jogging and running. I started at 18st 8.5lbs on the 1st of January. I decided this was going to be my year and started jogging and eating healthy from the 1st January. Today I am 15st 9lbs. I am only 1/3 of the way of my journey but I am totally committed and motivated. I have signed up for the Dublin run in april, limerick in May and the half marathon in cork in June. I am currently jogging 10k every morning. I love jogging and hate missing. I have motivated 2 other girls to join me at 6.30 every morning, and …

[You can read Tina’s full profile on Tina’s Spar Spartan Page]

Millstreet Walking Festival 2012 Brochure

Hi Hillwalkers & lovers of the great outdoors! Just to let you know that the Millstreet (Spring) Hillwalking Festival will soon be upon us. Take this as a reminder to book April 14th & 15th (this weekend) for a little time out for yourself! Please see above our Festival Brochure which includes walks for all levels. Looking forward to seeing you then. from Millstreet Hillwalking Committee. [click the images above to see at full size] [read more …] “Millstreet Walking Festival 2012 Brochure”

Easter Eco Camp at Millstreet Country Park (10th-12th April)

Millstreet Country Park believe that outdoor education is a life skill everybody should have. It not only educates but gives confidence and energy to every participant. Learning in an outdoor environment should be fun and exciting for students. Our new programme excels in this. Our instructors bring a combined experience in knowledge of outdoor education and ecology. Their enthusiasm allows every group to tremendously enjoy their visit to Millstreet Country Park . [see the brochure for full details]

Throughout the 3day camp (10th – 12th April) you will get [read more …] “Easter Eco Camp at Millstreet Country Park (10th-12th April)”

First Aid Classes for Parents & Minders

Basic first Aid classes for Parents/Minders in Bweeng, Mallow.
Most accidents happen at home! Would you know what to do? Our two and a half hour classes focus on first aid needs for children in an informal setting. Includes CPR and what to do if a child/baby is choking.
Places are limited but classes run frequently. Next classes:
Wednesday April 11th @6pm
Saturday April 14th @11am
Contact Anne 087-6348561 (Nurse/Midwife) <email>

Easter at Millstreet Country Park

The Easter Holidays and midterm break are finally here….. and where better to  celebrate Easter than a visit to Millstreet Country Park.

Want a visitor attraction for the whole family in the Blackwater Valley or North Cork?

Bring everyone along to the fabulous host of Family Friendly Easter Events at Millstreet Country Park  Easter Sunday and Bank Holiday Monday!  Ester Sunday is fast approaching here at Millstreet Country Park and the Easter Bunny is sure to hop into Millstreet Country Park and over Mushera leaving plenty of Easter Eggs and Surprises! Easter Sunday and Bank Holiday Monday have historically been a favourite family day here at Millstreet Country Park.

Lots of fun for the whole family including Easter Egg Hunts in the gardens, and throughout the trails and Herb Rick Meadow. Duck Races, Fun Races and so mch more! Activities commence at 2pm with a Mega Egg Hunt!

Family Fun for both Easter Sunday & Bank Holiday Monday!

Start your search, because the Easter Bunny is sure to hop into Millstreet Country Park and guarantees to leave plenty of eggs, chocolates and [read more …] “Easter at Millstreet Country Park”