Church Collection this Weekend for Irish Epilepsy Association

This weekend's church gate collection outside St. Patrick's Church, Millstreet is on behalf of the Irish Epilepsy Association.   Apologies for quality of images but I did not wish to use flash photographs as traffic passed the dedicated Collectors.  (S.R.)
This weekend’s church gate collection outside St. Patrick’s Church, Millstreet is on behalf of the Irish Epilepsy Association. Apologies for quality of images but I did not wish to use flash photography as traffic passed the dedicated Collectors.  (S.R.)

Collection for Irish Epilepsy Association

Sunday Special on LTV from 5.30 pm

Dan Joe Kelleher of LTV has kindly alerted us to this Sunday’s LTV broadcast available on air on Channels 30 and 35 UHF in the areas where reception is possible.   The following is the Sunday Special (12th Jan. 2014) schedule:

5.30 pm:     Celebration of Mass from St. John’s Well, Mushera recorded in 1998

6.30 pm:     “Gougane Barra – A Place Apart” (A Documentary filmed in 1996 by Dan Joe)

8.00 pm:     “The Butter Road Documentary” filmed by Dan Joe in 1998

Usual programming from LTV1 and LTV2 resumes this week with new programmes on Wednesday and Thursday nights.   LTV2 programmes are also available online.    (S.R.)

Gold Link Bracelet Lost…And Now Thankfully Found

Lost in the possible vicinity of Millstreet Church, the Town Park or Tubrid Holy Well – a Gold Link Bracelet.   Please leave a comment or email millstreetmuseum @eircom.net if information regarding its whereabouts come to light.  The owner would be most grateful.   Update:   The Bracelet has now thankfully been found.  (S.R.)

Sincere Thanks Extended Following Very Successful Fundraising Dance

The McSweeney family, Réidh na nDoirí would like to thank all who supported the recent fundraising dance at the Abbey Hotel. A massive €8,140 was raised and €2,000 of this was presented to the Catering Ladies of ARC at CUH. The remaining €6,140 was given to the accommodating bus driver, Con Naughton.
Anyone with any illness with a morning appointment at CUH is welcome to travel on this bus and Con can be contacted at 087-6147068.  We thank John for this important notice.  (S.R.)

Boherbue’s “Music Room” on Thursday at 8pm

The monthly meeting of “The Music Room” held at the Pearse Memorial Hall in Boherbue will take place on Thursday, 9th January 2014 at 8.00 pm.   The Presenter is Maura Sheehan from Boherbue and Eithne O’Keeffe will spin the discs.   All are very welcome to what has become such a delightful musical occasion within a very welcoming atmosphere.    (S.R.)

And Sincere Thanks To You, Michael – Website Coordinator Supreme

What a wonderful post to view on New Year’s Day 2014 in which Michael Cashman, our Millstreet Website Coordinator Supreme, has acknowledged and expressed heartfelt thanks to the mighty Team involved in helping to make  our Millstreet Website the great success it has become.   But, Michael, without you we could not have come near what has been achieved.  With your amazing Search Engine you have enlightened us all with news and stories about which we would never have heard.    It has been said that we have one of the very best websites one could find and it’s indeed uplifting to hear this.   It has reached these heights because of the constant new developments which you have  introduced such as the facility to link to relevant television programmes, the inclusion of the very informative Twitter feature and the use of the random photos, the comment line and noting the most popular posts at any one time…to mention but a few of the innovations which you have so very professionally brought to reality.    As a Team and on behalf of the many Loyal Visitors to www.millstreet.ie we extend sincere thanks to you, Michael, not only for your superb expertise, consistent kindness in correcting any website problems so quickly and efficiently but for doing all this on a completely voluntary basis and in such a cheerful manner.   Míle, míle buíochas is rath Dé ar an obair iontach.   Happy New Year to Everyone!    (S.R.)

Christmas Old Style Window Continues to be Much Admired

Murphy Furniture Store at West End, Millstreet with it superb old style Christmas window continues to attract lots of attention from many.  Note how Maurice Walsh's "Dobbin", the 1950s  toy horse,  fits in so appropriately in the old style setting.   Santa can now take a well earned rest for awhile before preparing for next year.    Click on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.)
Murphy Furniture Store at West End, Millstreet with its superb old style Christmas window continues to attract lots of attention from many. Note (below) how Maurice Walsh’s “Dobbin”, the 1950s toy horse, fits in so appropriately in the old style setting. Santa can now take a well earned rest for awhile before preparing for next year. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)

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Noreen’s Delightful Christmas Lights and Superb Birthday Surprise

A wonderful surprise awaited Noreen Dennehy at the home of Pat and John Randles in Minor Row just before Christmas when a group of great Friends and Relatives organised a special 60th Birthday Surprise for Noreen.   She was truly surprised but was so very pleased.   Noreen has given so much time, dedication and effort especially to Millstreet Tidy Towns Association.   Click on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.)
A wonderful surprise awaited Noreen Dennehy (seated in red dress) at the home of Pat and John Randles in Minor Row just before Christmas when a group of great Friends and Relatives organised a special 60th Birthday Surprise for Noreen. She was truly surprised but was so very pleased. Noreen has given so much time, dedication and effort especially to Millstreet Tidy Towns Association. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)
Noreen has created one of the most attractive Christmas Light features at her home in Drishane Road over the years that it has now become such a delightful part of the Millstreet Christmas Scene greatly admired by many from far and near.
Noreen has created one of the most attractive Christmas Light features at her home in Drishane Road over the years that it has now become such a delightful part of the Millstreet Christmas Scene greatly admired by many from far and near.

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Magical Old Style Santa Window at West End, Millstreet

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Helping the Homeless at Christmas and Supporting Simon Community

Dedicated Volunteers pictured getting the various Christmas Gift Bags ready last night helping the Homeless and supporting the Simon Community.   The local organisers express sincere thanks to everyone who gave food and clothes donations for this very worthy cause.   Thanks to Michelle O'Keeffe for the pictures and for alerting us to this inspiring work.  (S.R.)
Dedicated Volunteers pictured getting the various Christmas Gift Bags ready last night helping the Homeless and supporting the Simon Community. The local organisers express sincere thanks to everyone who gave food and clothes donations for this very worthy cause. Thanks to Michelle O’Keeffe for the pictures and for alerting us to this inspiring work. (S.R.)

Helping the Homeless and supporting Simon Community

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

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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.)