Mid Summer Madness at Millstreet Country Park

Mid Summer Madness at Millstreet CountryPark this June Bank Holiday Weekend.

Looks like Summer is Here guys….. and our Mid Summer Bank Holiday Weekend at Millstreet Country Park is brimming with family fun ideas and entertainment for all ages.

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Wallis Arms Hotel

The Wallis Arms Hotel have finished revamping their website (and a very good job they have done too), and have today issued a press release across across the media which you can read below. But go and visit their website at www.wallisarms.com, and see what they have on offer.

The Wallis Arms Hotel is in Millstreet, Co. Cork (Ireland). It’s a fully refurbished, family-run hotel that offers an outstanding accommodation in a location that’s hard to beat as a base for touring the delights of county Cork and county Kerry. Whether your destined for the lakes and mountains of Killarney,  the legendary Ring of Kerry or the stunning West Cork coastline, all are within easy reach of Millstreet and The Wallis Arms Hotel.

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On Local Businesses

A comment on millstreet.ie this morning questioned the value of putting what was in effect advertising for small local business on the front page of the site like all other new articles on the site. Now maybe Seamus had a point, and I agree that they should not overrun the site, but I feel that it’s more important to keep our local businesses going by giving the support we can.

By pure coincidence there was an interview on the Mooney Show (RTE Radio 1) with David McWilliams, on how towns all across Ireland are dying, and on how locals are fighting back and saying “enough of this, how do we attract the locals to shop in town”.

They describe a very interesting thing of how a town dies.  A business closes …. maybe a second one … then ‘to let’ signs … then ‘for sale’ signs … buildings don’t get let out and are not maintained … and prospective buyers say I don’t like the look of that, and choose to move somewhere else … and then because nobody does nothing, the town becomes a ghost time.

It’s a very interesting interview, and reminiscent of the efforts of the Millstreet Development Group before the Christmas period. Honestly we don’t want our towns to end up like the ghost towns in Middle America with the big shopping mall outside their towns.

Listen to the interview which is on the RTE website (starts at 27:50)

River View Holiday House

River View – Millstreet, Co Cork

River View: Cottage in picturesque setting. Ideal touring base adjacent to Cork, Mallow and Killarney. Short drive to Millstreet town and Country Park. A getaway from it all with beautiful views and the comfort of modern conveniences.

  • Saturday changeover /pets welcome
  • short breaks accepted
  • private garden / patio
  • bed linen / towels provided free of charge
  • washing machine
  • patio
  • dishwasher
  • TV / Video/ DVD
  • children welcome
  • open fire
  • private parking for up to 3 cars
  • Electricity / heating charge
  • fridge – freezer

More details below:

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A1 Tuition – Easter Revision Courses

A1 Tuition are running an Easter Revision Course for Exam Students.

The teachers are A1, experienced teachers who have corrected exam papers.

They have the experience and knowledge required to guide students in maximizing their exam results.
This is the focus of the Easter Revision Course.

Class sizes are limited.

Anyone interested can contact Pam Thornton @ 029 21144

Millstreet Motorcycle Training


Another Millstreet business has a presence on the internet at millstreetmotorcycletraining.com:

Motorcycle Training from the Very beginning to Test Standard from a Road Safety Authority approved driving Instructor (ADI ), and an experienced biker. Covering Cork/Kerry/Limerick. Our Training Base is located in Millstreet Town. We cover most of the local test centres. Our rates are competitive . We have school bikes. Give me a call, text, or  e-mail.

Hillwalkers Rest Self Catering


Bord Fáilte registered mountain side cottage situated on a 600acre hill farm. Panoramic views of hills, mountains and valleys. Walking distance from the famous Coomeenatrush Lake.

Adjacent to Millstreet Country Park and Green Glens Equestrian Centre.
O.S. Maps and Literature regarding The Duhallow Way – which includes (a) The Paps (b) Musheramore (c) Claragh (d) Cahirbarnagh are available to guests

3 bed roomed Cottage – Sleeps 6. All mod-cons, satellite television.

Nuala O’Riordan
Ballinatona House
Co Cork

(029) 70037

e-mail:- <email>

Knockdrish B&B

Knockdrish is a family run bed and breakfast within walking distance of town with a well lit footpath all the way. You’ll get a warm welcome, and home cooked food. Located adjacent to fishing, hill-walking, traditional music, Green Glens Equestrian Centre. It is an ideal touring base, just thirty minutes drive to Killarney, one hour from Cork Airport and one and a half hours to Shannon Airport. All the rooms are en suite. Features include home cooking and we also provide lockable sheds for bikes and drying area for clothes. – Full details on Knockdrish.ie

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Pike View House B&B


Cosy accommodation with full Irish Breakfast

* One family room ensuite

*One twin room ensuite (down stairs)

*One double room ensuite

*One twin room

*One double room

*Own Car Park

Millstreet – 4 miles: Less than ten minutes drive from Millstreet Town

Macroom – 6 miles

Contact:- Sheila Murray, Moulnagrough, Carriganima, Macroom, Co Cork
Tel:- (353) 026 44066
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Molex, Mount Leader Industrial Estate (1985-2008)


The Molex plant in Millstreet in 1987

Molex Plany at Mount Leader (c. 2007) [2009]


Closure of the Molex Plant in 2008

US firm Molex to lay off 80 workers at Cork factory – A US electronics firm has announced plans to lay off 80 workers in Co Cork as part of a restructuring of its Irish operations.
Molex, which manufactures electrical connection systems, says its Millstreet factory will be shut down and all operations will be centralised at the company’s other facility in Shannon, Co Clare.
The move was announced during meetings with staff at both plants this morning. Molex, has been operating in Millstreet since 1985 and in Shannon since 1971. (June 2007)

260 jobs blow for Cork, Carlow – … It also emerged today that the jobs of 120 workers at the Molex plant in Millstreet in Co. Cork are under threat following a decision by the company to consolidate its Irish operations at its Shannon plant.
The electronic components manufacturer, which has been in Millstreet for over twenty years, employs 600 workers  at its plants in Shannon and Cork.
The company plans to consolidate its Irish operations at the Shannon plant where over 400 people are employed, and to close down the operation in Co. Cork where 120 are employed.
Meetings with workers at both plants are taking place today about the future of the company amid fears there could be job cuts…

Molex moves to global approach to improve efficiency (7/Nov2007)… In April Molex said said that a charge related to head-count reductions, realignment of manufacturing capacity and plant closures will be $100 to $125 million. Brock confirmed that this includes the closure of one of its two Irish manufacturing sites with equipment being moved from the Millstreet facility in Cork to its larger plant in Shannon.
Brock said the closure involves around 85 people leaving the company and a few transferring to Shannon where a expansion costing between up to 3 million (about $4million) should be completed in the next couple of months. The Shannon facility currently employs around 450 and is one of 54 manufacturing facilities in 18 countries. Molex also has 27 development centers in 14 countries….


Molex finally closed in Millstreet early in 2008.


Molex announced the closure of its plant in Shannon in 2019


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