Poultry Day

Following on from our successful ‘Hen Party’ we are hosting our first Poultry Day.

This will be an opportunity to meet poultry keepers ask questions, do some poultry purchasing and buy your poultry essentials from Margaret of The Mobile Pet Shop.

Come along don’t be a chicken………….

Where possible please car share.
10th April · 14:00 – 17:00 at The Secret Garden Centre

Calling Cullen N.S. Past Pupils – Remembering the Past

Cullen N.S. pictured on 6th March 2009 when Minister Batt O'Keeffe officiated at the Green Flag Award ceremony in the School.

From Hannah Kelleher, Principal, Cullen N.S. we share the following letter where a special emphasis is placed upon [read more …] “Calling Cullen N.S. Past Pupils – Remembering the Past”

Young People Inspire at Cullen National Spring Clean 2011

Pupils of Cullen N.S. with Teachers, Parents and Friends participating in the National Spring Clean in Cullen on Friday, 1st April 2011 - setting a truly inspiring example of civic pride in our own community.

Co-ordinated by Teacher Sinéad Murphy and Principal Hannah Kelleher and in conjunction with An Taisce,  the young people spent over an hour gathering several bags of litter.    They approached their task both cheerfully and enthusiastically and were guided by very helpful adults.   Sheila Fitzgerald photographed  for “The Corkman” while I felt privileged to cover for our website and LTV2 such a wonderfully inspiring project.    Here we share images from [read more …] “Young People Inspire at Cullen National Spring Clean 2011”

LTV2 Programme 184 – St.Patricks Day Special

LTV2 Millstreet : Our viewers and Fans can now watch complete Programmes from LTV2 Millstreet on the LTV2 Millstreet Vimeo Player so for anyone who can`t receive our signal they can now catch up with us online instead, our 6th Programme to be shown in full online is Programme 184 which is a St Patricks Day Special so sit back and enjoy this programme online right here on the internet.

The St.Patricks Day Special features:
1. St.Patricks Parade from a few years back in Sliabh Luachra (0:00 to 3:40)

Millstreet Pipe Band’s Night to Remember at 60th Celebrations in Killarney

It certainly was a wonderful night to remember at the Dromhall Hotel in Killarney on Saturday, 26th March 2011 when Millstreet Pipe Band celebrated its 60th Anniversary in a truly grand style.   The occasion was superbly co-ordinated by various members of the renowned Band.   Marie Twomey had prepared a magnificent audio-visual presentation on the history of the famous Band.    Here we invite you to view a selection of images we took on the splendid occasion when [read more …] “Millstreet Pipe Band’s Night to Remember at 60th Celebrations in Killarney”

Millstreet Pipe Band 60th Anniversary Function – An Outstanding Success

Liam Coffey & Tim O'Shea cut the special Millstreet Pipe Band 60th Anniversary Cake at the hugely successful Function held at the Dromhall Hotel, Killarney on Saturday, 26th March 2011. Tim and Liam are the two longest serving members of the renowned Band. Lots more pictures to follow later.

Millstreet Country Park Re-opens on Sunday, 3rd April 2011



Hello All,

It’s that time of year again Spring is well and truly in the air, life has returned to the countryside, and we are fast approaching our new season here at Millstreet Country Park.

Millstreet Country Park will re-open for its 2011 season on Sunday 3rd April and for Mothers Day! To celebrate the beginning of our new season and Mothers everywhere Millstreet Country Park will host an Open Day and everyone from the community and surrounding areas are welcome and encouraged to visit!

A special Mothers Day Menu will be available from our Cafe / Restaurant; there will be Musical Entertainment in both the Visitor Centre and the Band Stand!  Guided Safari Tours of the Estate will be available throughout the day also.
Advanced Booking is Advised For Mothers Day Lunch to avoid disappointment and ensure seating at your preferred time!

So Bring your Mum! Bring a Friend! Tell a Friend! Everyone is welcome and there is NO ADMISSION FEE for this day! So try somewhere different for that Sunday Drive or for that Special Mothers Day Lunch!

Season Tickets.
Seasonal Tickets are also now due for renewal. Seasonal Tickets are available to all guests and are fantastic value at only €60.00.

Lots happening during the month of April! [read more …] “Millstreet Country Park Re-opens on Sunday, 3rd April 2011”

Contract Signed for St. Patrick’s Church Painting Project

On Wednesday, 23rd March 2011 at Millstreet's Parish Centre the contract for the forthcoming Painting of St. Patrick's Church, Millstreet was officially signed. Seated from left: Maura Hunter (Interior Design Consultant), John McCarthy (Quantity Surveyor), Cornelius Forde (representing the Forde Family to whom the contract has been given), Denis Lane (Millstreet Church Restoration Committee), Fr. John Fitzgerald, P.P., Kathleen O'Riordan (Church Restoration Committee). At back - all members of the Restoration Committee: from left - Denis Twomey, Sharon Lane, Anthony Forde (Painting Project Co-ordinator), Jerry Buckley, Tony Healy and Joan Casey of Restoration Committee.


Pipe Band 60th Celebrations

Millstreet Pipe Band will be having a 60th Anniversary Celebration at the Dromhall Hotel, Killarney, Co. Kerry on March 26th 2011, with music on the night by the Kelt.

This is an opportunity for the Millstreet Community & for past members to join in with the celebrations of the band.

This Patrick’s Day marks 60 years playing in the Millstreet St.Patricks Day Parade, and that 60 years is a huge achievement because it is 60 years of unbroken service, the kind of which is rarely seen these days.

There are two members of the first Se.Patricks Day Parade still playing in the band for the 60th Parade this year. Is this a record, for 60 years of unbroken service?

(click on the poster on the left for the details in full)

Carriganima St. Patrick’s Parade on this Sunday

Participants at St. Patrick's Day Parade in Millstreet on 17th March. Tomorrow, Sunday 20th March 2011 sees the beginning of the Carriganima Parade from 1.30 p.m. with our good Friends in this picture also joining in that special Parade organised mainly by Seán Murphy and Matthew Neville. Every success to all involved. We hope to share pictures of the festive event later.

Millstreet Pipe Band’s 60th St. Patrick’s Day Parade – What a Record!

What a truly magnificent record for Millstreet Pipe Band which today led the Millstreet St. Patrick's Day Parade for the amazing 60th time! Sincere congratulations from everyone with special mention to Tim O'Shea and Liam Coffey who have been with the renowned Band all through those six decades!

Herlihy Supermarket Group announced as one of Ireland’s 20 Best Managed Companies!

Photo shows with The Herlihy brothers Paul, Kevin & Brian bring presented with their award by Miriam O Callaghan

Herlihy Supermarket Group announced as one of Ireland’s 20 Best Managed Companies!

Herlihy Supermarket Group has been named as one of Ireland’s ‘Best Managed’ companies in the Deloitte Best Managed Companies Awards Programme. In total, twenty companies which demonstrated superior business performance were recognised at a gala awards dinner in the Burlington Hotel in Dublin on 4th March 2011. The independent judging panel, chaired by Denis Brosnan, reviewed a broad range of criteria including strategy, capability, commitment, financials and growth potential across all key functions of the business.

Herlihy Supermarket Group is made up of 6 Centra Stores in the Cork area. Its business is grocery retail with particular focus on convenience and fresh food. The stores have on site kitchens and scratch bakeries.

Herlihy Supermarket Group employs over 230 staff and is owned and managed by the Herlihy family who have been in business since 1980.

Herlihy’s Centra, Millstreet is situated at West End.

Talented Musicians Participate in St. Patrick’s Vigil Mass on 16th March 2011

The superbly talented Millstreet Group who have reached the County Scór na bPáistí Competition in April 2011. They were among the many other splendid musicians who participated in the St. Patrick's Vigil Mass tonight at St. Patrick's Church, Millstreet.

Millstreet Walking Festival

Coming up next month is the all new Millstreet Walking Festival, which promises to bring a large number of walkers to the area over the weekend of the 9th/10th April. It promises to be a very enjoyable weekend with walks to suit everyone. Click on the images above to see the brochure which has the details of the festival (published this week), or view the brochure in its original pdf form: walking flyer.pdf

At The March Horse Fair

The weather it was cold and windy the rain steadily drifted down
From the gray clouds above old Duhallow on the March Horse Fair in Millstreet Town
Of the calendar Spring the first day though Winter was still in the air
The sun seldom does shine in Millstreet on March the first at the horse fair

Farmers and dealers and travelling people from Cork and Kerry with and for horses to buy and sell
[read more …] “At The March Horse Fair”

Life after Santa Ponsa in Dromtarriffe

Frank Twomey and Pakie O’Callaghan continue their tour of the highly acclaimed Life after Santa Ponsa. On March 5th 2011 audiences at Dromtariffe Parish Hall will have a chance to see this uproariously funny comedy.

Written and performed by comedians Frank Twomey and Pakie O’Callaghan, stars of Joe Duffy’s Funny Friday and Bull Island, Life After Santa Ponsa charts the adventures of two hapless Cork couples Finbarr and Carmel, John and Noreen and their madcap families. [read more …] “Life after Santa Ponsa in Dromtarriffe”

Inspirational Address by George Hook at “Living Scenes” in Millstreet Community School

Pictured at the official opening in Millstreet Community School on Wednesday, 2nd March 2011 of "Daring to Dream" by the Millstreet Living Scenes Intergenerational Group - from left: Derry Morley (Deputy Principal, MCS), Barra Buckley, George Hook, Dr. Mary Surlis (NUI Galway), John Magee (Chaplain, MCS), Pat Pigott (Principal, MCS) and Dr. Séamus Mac Mathúna (NUI Galway). Lots more pictures to follow in coming days. The inspirational addresses were also recorded by LTV2 Millstreet for later transmission.

Victory Parade Brings Cheer to Millstreet

Cllr. Noel Buckley addresses the large gathering in the Square on Sunday night during the Victory Parade for newly elected Fine Gael T.D., Áine Collins.

As Millstreet Pipe Band led the Victory Parade for Deputy Áine Collins, the newly elected Fine Gael T.D., through Millstreet town on Sunday night, 27th Feb. 2011 an uplifting cheerful spirit was very much in evidence.   Here we share [read more …] “Victory Parade Brings Cheer to Millstreet”

Jim Cashman’s Love Of Place

Love of place in most people transcends love of Country by their old memories some are moved to tears
The old nostalgia does remain with them for where they lived in their younger years
Jim Cashman is one i remember he did have a strong sense of place
Though in Claraghatlea the Townland he was raised in his had become a stranger’s face
[read more …] “Jim Cashman’s Love Of Place”