Upcoming Workshops on Historic Project by CCC

We thank Catherine Desmond for the following Notice.  (S.R.) :  “I want to relay the following to Millstreet Tidy Towns and other interested parties: The Historic Monuments Committee of Cork County Council are holding three one day workshops at the beginning of December and invite you or any of your constituents who might be interested to attend. The theme this year is aimed at individuals and community groups and professionals interested in the cleaning and caring of archaeological and historic monuments and commemorative memorials. The training events aim to promote understanding and good conservation practice in relation to cleaning and maintenance of monuments, with a specific focus on cleaning and caring for carved stone, including headstones, and metalwork. · Hibernian Hotel, Mallow (Monday 2nd December2019); · Walter Raleigh Hotel, Youghal (Tuesday 3rd December 2019) ·O’Donovan’s Hotel, Clonakilty (Wednesday 4th December 2019). The workshops will be of interest to heritage, community and Tidy Town groups, commemoration groups throughout County Cork. Starting at 10am, each daily workshop will consist of illustrated presentations and talks in the morning and afternoon presentation of case studies by experienced professional specialists. The training workshops will be completed by 4.30pm. · The workshops as stated will be held at the following locations on the following dates: Hibernian Hotel, Mallow (Monday 2nd December 2019); Walter Raleigh Hotel, Youghal (Tuesday 3rd December 2019) and O’Donovan’s Hotel, Clonakilty (Wednesday 4th December 2019).  It would be good if an individual or two from the Tidy Towns would attend.  I, and I believe Hannah Kelleher, will attend the workshop at Clonakilty. I would be delighted if they could come to Clonakilty with me. It’s important that bookings be made immediately: the CCC run out of seats fairly quickly. If I have the names and numbers of interested individuals, I’ll make the bookings for everyone.”

For those interested in these superb Workshops please email millstreetmuseum @eircom.net or contact 086 825 0074 and I shall pass on names and telephone numbers to Catherine.  Sincere thanks for reading this Notice and we wish every success to this very interesting Project…Seán Radley

Dog Hanging Around West End

This young male dog has been hanging around Clara Road and West End for a week or so. He has been seen in the presbytery, the Convent School, and wanders around but no collar. He’s not afraid of kids, and ran to the girls coming out of school today, but he has no road sense as was in front of the school cars. If he’s yours, you know where he is.  [read more …] “Dog Hanging Around West End”

Playground Funding: Thank you 

Millstreet Town Park Committee wish to express their sincere gratitude and thank Kevin & Ronan Lucey of Lucey Motors Charleville for their substantial  donation towards the new Playground. It’s great to see Millstreet businesses now supporting the Playground Project for all our little Sráiders.

Come on Millstreet let’s get behind this and make a brand new Playground happen for Summer  2020.

TO DONATE:   If you are in business locally and wish to make a financial contribution to the Playground Project, you may:  [read more …] “Playground Funding: Thank you “

Pictorial News Updates from Museum Archives

Appearing in this year’s “Holly Bough” David and Eileen Dineen.
Eurovision Week during May 1993 at The Square, Millstreet. We featured Jerry Pat O’Leary’s memories of the great 1993 event on “Radio Treasures” this Tuesday on www.corkmusicstation.com … Tap on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)

We thank Mary Lynch of Ballydaly for sharing these two newscuttings (Killarney Advertiser and Killarney Outlook) where we read that Mary Gleeson’s grandson, Rian Gleeson, is to feature on this coming Friday night’s famous “Toy Show” on RTÉ 1 Television. [1]

Looking for O’Sullivans

Hello! My name is Erin, I’m from the States but studying at UCC for the semester. My grandmother sent me with information about our family and family’s friends that lived in Millstreet, and I was hoping to be able to get in touch with them. My great grandmother was Catherine (Nanny) Kelleher, she and her family lived next to the O’Sullivans whose property borders the Blackwater River (not sure exactly where though, but near Dooneen). My grandparents and other family members have visited the O’Sullivan’s when they visited Ireland in the past. If anyone knows them and could put me in contact with them that would be amazing! My grandmother sent me with some pictures of her on the property from years ago and I was hoping I could be able to visit again for her. [f]
Thank you so much!!
Erin Sutter

“Penny Dinners” Collection in Carriganima

There will be a Collection of non perishable goods and Christmas treats (biscuits/sweets) for Cork Penny Dinners in the Pub Carriganima.  (Caps. Gloves. Scarfs also welcome). 
Goods can be dropped at The Pub in Carriganima from now until Friday  13th December and they will then be delivered to into ” Cork Penny Dinners”.
Thanking you – Carriganima Run Walk Group and The Pub in Carriganima.

We thank Jimmy Murphy for the notice.  (S.R.)

Christmas Cabaret At Coolcower House

CHRISTMAS CABARET- COOLCOWER HOUSE – As there is no venue available to host the Annual Pantomime, Lee Valley Panto Group have decided to assist 4 charities this year by performing Christmas Candlelight Cabaret at Coolcower House Macroom on the 13th and 14th of December at 8pm. The charities are as follows: Marymount Hospice,  Macroom Hospital,  St Vincent DePaul and Sullane Haven .
An ideal opportunity for your Christmas party night out while supporting worthy charities. Tickets €20 available at Evelyn’s Shop, and enquires also to 0872755080 and 0872322505.

GOOD NEWS FOR CHILDREN – There will be a special Sing A Long Christmas performance for children’s chorus on Sunday 15th from 2.30 to 4pm with many surprises including a very welcome Christmas guest.

Further details below:  [read more …] “Christmas Cabaret At Coolcower House”

Castlemagner Players Present ‘Mother Knows Best’

This year Castlemagner Players are staging “Mother Knows Best” by Jimmy Keary. This 3 act play centres around Nick Cassidy who, while doing a painting job in the McDermott’s house, renews a friendship with their youngest daughter Suzy. The two begin dating, much to the disapproval of Suzy’s mother, Tess, who is hoping to make a match for her daughter with stuffy financial consultant, Adrian Bird. Tess resolves to break up the young couple by whatever means she can. However, such is Tess’ preoccupation with her daughter’s love-life, she fails to notice that her own husband, Harry is falling under the spell of her man-hungry golfing partner, Dulcie Cotter. Matters come to a head when Nick’s workmate, Joe Galligan breaks into McDermott’s, looking for money to pay off his gambling debts. During the theft, Tess’s plotting is exposed and Harry comes to a fateful decision.
The play is again directed by Neil Moylan and the final performances will be staged in Castlemagner Community Centre on Friday 29th, Saturday 30th November and Sunday 1st December at 8pm nightly, admission €10.

We thank Kathleen Moylan for this notice and we wish every success.  (S.R.) 

[read more …] “Castlemagner Players Present ‘Mother Knows Best’”

“Where the Road Takes Me” Sunday 7pm C103

We thank John Greene for advance information on this Sunday’s (24th Nov. 2019) radio programme.  (S.R.)

On “Where the road takes me” this Sunday evening, we feature the story of a man who as a young boy had an overwhelming desire to become a musician.

While there are hundreds of similar stories out there, not many can also factor in Bessborough Mother & Baby Home, fostering, arranged marriages and dowries,  running away from home in Drimoleague and working in London while still at school, or buying their first guitar from Jimi Hendrix.

‘Borrowing’ a few calves to buy his first set of gear, Oliver Kane has been a full time musician for almost all of his life.  He has played with some of the top bands and musicians, including a stint with Rory Gallagher, and has taken to the boards in all of London’s top ballrooms.

He was fifty four years of age before he discovered that his biological parents were from Tipperary.  His book ‘Auntie Annie – My saviour’, tells the story of the wonderful woman who reared him with her husband in Clodagh Drimoleague. [read more …] ““Where the Road Takes Me” Sunday 7pm C103″

In November In Millstreet

It is cold, wet and windy today near the Town of Millstreet
Near where Finnow the white river and the Blackwater meet
No cattle in the bare fields they are in farmyard sheds eating silage or hay
On the dying days of Autumn on this November day

Brown storm water flowing fast in every field drain
And old Clara half cloaked in the grey fogs of rain
Strong gales from the Boggeraghs howling in the bare trees
And the weather temperature just above zero degrees

With Summer just a memory and Winter quite near
November in Duhallow is a cold and wet time of year
A lot of overcast sky and little sunshine
And a weather temperature average of just above zero to nine  [read more …] “In November In Millstreet”

Menu at Millstreet Day Centre

Take a look at the mouth watering menu being served at Millstreet Day Centre next week – Nov 25th – 28th. Call the Centre on (029) 70926 if you’d like to come in for the day or else arrange for any of the meals to be delivered piping hot to your door – make sure to ring the day before to let us know!

Playground Funding: Please Donate, Upcoming Events & Thank You

At their most recent  meeting Millstreet Town Park Committee formally resolved to express their sincere gratitude and thank the following for their donations towards the proposed new Playground:

  • Millstreet Athletic Club  for a contribution of €500  in addition to their annual club subscription.
  • Cinnamon Café  for the fantastic coffee morning which raised a whopping  €1,740.  All cake and coffee costs were met by Cinnamon and on their day off too! Thank you Anna, Daria and Ella.
  • Aghinagh Macra an Feirme for a contribution of €50
  • Airtricity for a grant of €1,500
  • Cork County Council for a grant of €1,000 for new Playground  seating made fully from recycled materials.

Upcoming Events

  • Health & Wellbeing Day in the GAA Hall on Saturday 30 November from 11am to 2pm.  Some of the confirmed exhibitors on the day are Mindfulness with Aedamur Kelly, Nutrition with Aidan O Sullivan, Aromatherapy with MariCarmen, Kathleen McAuliffe Healing, Irina Infinite Arts, Capabu, The Sibly Foods.  Keep an eye out for further details and please support.
  • Millstreet  Community Council to donate  all profits from upcoming  Millstreet 2020 Calendar to the Playground Project.  A great gift for Sráiders  at home and overseas! Available in local outlets soon.
  • Presentation Convent Girls and Scoil Mhuire Boys National Schools to hold their own fundraisers.  Great to see the children getting involved in fundraising for their new Playground. Thank you to principals Joan O’Mahony and Frank O’Connor and Parents Association representative Claire Twomey for this initiative.
  • Millstreet Coursing Club to hold a quiz night with half of the proceeds to be donated to the Playground Project – details to follow.

We have almost reached the half way point with the fundraising and grants secured to date. Let’s keep it going Millstreet and make our Playground Project come alive  in 2020.

TO DONATE:   If you wish to make a financial contribution to the Playground Project.

(1) lodge online to Millstreet Town Park bank account at IBAN: IE61 BOFI 9058 0332 1050 69, BIC:BOFIIE2

(2) lodge cash or cheque in person  at Millstreet Credit Union – reference Millstreet Town Park account

(3) send a cheque payable to ” Millstreet Town Park ” care of  FÁS Offices, Millstreet Community Gym,  Millstreet.

If you wish to confirm your contribution  or hold your own fundraiser we would be delighted to hear from you at  <millstreettownpark@gmail.com>  [read more …] “Playground Funding: Please Donate, Upcoming Events & Thank You”

TR Dallas Appearing At The Pub Carriganima Tommorrow Night Friday Nov 22nd

The Legendary TR Dallas is making a welcome return to the Pub in Carriganima on this coming Friday Night Nov 22nd. We look forward to a great Night Out with this Singing Legend, so do keep this coming Friday night Nov. 22nd marked up in your Diary. Should be a good one.

Blood Donor Clinic – Millstreet

On behalf of The Irish Blood Transfusion Service, please pass on our thanks to all who contributed to the success of the Millstreet Clinic.

127  Donors attended our Blood Donor Clinic in Millstreet GAA Hall, yesterday, November 19th.

This generosity and commitment to helping others is very much appreciated. The precious gift of Blood brings life and hope to our hospital patients and their communities – Monica Bell, Donor Services, The Irish Blood Transfusion Service. [read more …] “Blood Donor Clinic – Millstreet”

Apartment for Rent in Millstreet

Apartment for Rent 

Two bed Apartment on Main Street,  Millstreet Town to rent long term.   Located in the centre of the town, this well maintained Apartment is on the doorstep of all amenities.   The Apartment is in great condition and very spacious with a high level of insulation, recently upgraded.  It is vacant immediately.

For more details contact: (086) 8728701

 

“Where the Road Takes Me” on C103 This Evening

We thank Presenter, John Greene, for advance information on this evening’s programme – Sun. 17th Nov. 2019 from 7 to 8pm.  (S.R.)

A regular contributor to Where the road takes me, Bantry based GP Dr. Denis Cotter passed away on Sunday November 3rd last.

This week on the programme, John Greene chooses excerpts from the many editions he contributed to over the past seven years.

The end result is a look at the life and times of a man whose family can be traced back to 1839 in Bantry.

Coming from a well known bakery family in the town, Dr. Cotter graduated from medical college as a GP, later setting up a practice in Newtown.

In between, Denis played rugby for club and Munster, at a time when playing or attending foreign games resulted in a mandatory ban.

Playing Gaelic Football with Bantry Blues, he later became team doctor and trained the senior team to two County Senior football titles in 1995 and again in 1998. [read more …] ““Where the Road Takes Me” on C103 This Evening”

Supporting Millstreet Christmas Lights 2019

The wonderfully dedicated Millstreet Christmas Lights Committee are holding their annual Church Gate Collection this weekend.  Generous support not only helps to maintain the uplifting festive town decorations but also allows the purchase of even more superbly impressive light features.   It’s also truly encouraging that people from abroad such as Patrick W. O’Leary of Louisville, Kentucky post their generous and much appreciated donation from abroad to support such an important local activity.   Click on the images below to enlarge.  (S.R.)

Millstreet Christmas Lights Committee Members – from left – Niamh, Katherine and Noreen.

[read more …] “Supporting Millstreet Christmas Lights 2019”