Father’s Day is virtually upon us and, if this takes you by surprise or you had forgotten the exact date then Millstreet Country Park is here to tell you that Sunday 20th June is the one to remember.
Father’s and Grandfather’s sadly usually end up with generic gifts for Father’s Day from their loved ones, simply because of the lack of real options for Father’s Day gifts. Dads can be tough to buy for, and depending on their interests, there may be no obvious choice. So how about something more thoughtful than a tie for Dear Old Dad this year?
Fancy doing something different? Then why not take your Dad outside this year? Why not visit Millstreet Country Park and plan a number of Father’s Day activities and make this special day an enjoyable and memorable event for him and for the whole family.
This week, Millstreet Development Group have sent out fliers with the post advertising Millstreet Shopping Week which is happening from next Tuesday 14th June to the following Saturday 19th. You can see the full brochure in the pictures below, with the shops in town offering discounts and special offers for the week: [read more …] “Millstreet Shopping Week 14th-19th June”
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.
LTV2 recently interviewed with Catherine Costello and Tara Singleton at Macroom’s e business park on Monday evening to record a brief feature for LTV2 on two projects, of which details are shown in the photos below: [read more …] “Macroom E”
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.
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.
Jerry and Mary O’Leary have just got a web site for their self catering cottage Nora’s Cottage, and have asked us to show the page on the site. It’s a bit away from Millstreet (between Cullen and Knocknagree), but regardless follow the link and see what they’re about.
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.
Modern bungalow in quiet rural location only 5 minutes from railway station and Millstreet town. Ideal location for touring Cork and Kerry. Close to Green Glens Equestrian Centre and Millstreet County Park.
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.
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
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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