National Spiced Beef Champions

O'Leary's Speciality Dishes - Click Here!In Darina Allen’s column in today’s Examiner, she mentions that:

.. The winner of the Associated Craft Butchers of Ireland’s National Spiced Beef Competition on Friday, November 12th 2010, was Jerry O’Leary from O’Leary Family Butchers, The Square, Millstreet, Co Cork. Jerry’s spiced beef is made from a recipe used for over 80 years…

Full Results are on the Craft Butchers website
Also, check out O’Learys new website is at:  olearybutchers.ie

Christmas Party at Millstreet Country Park

Have you booked your Christmas Party Venue yet?

Are you looking for a new and exciting venue?

Looking for a venue with a difference?

Looking for a Party with a twist?

Looking for an all Inclusive Package (with no hidden extras)

Looking for Excellent Value for money?

Then look no further?

Millstreet Country Park is again hosting ‘Afternoon Festivities’ for Senior Groups and Coach Parties. Despite phenomenal demand dates are subject to strict availability. Remaining dates available include 8th 15th and 16th December. Sunday 12th December can be made available by demand. [read more …] “Christmas Party at Millstreet Country Park”

Michael Smyth School of Motoring

A new business opened in Millstreet is the Michael Smyth School of Motoring.

Michael who grew up on Murphy’s Terrace offers a full range of driving lessons from single weekly lessons to Intensive driving courses. All new pupils get a Free assessment lesson and Driving Skills workbook which works alongside a structured lesson plan. All lessons are on a one to one basis with a full pick-up and drop-off service from home, work or school.

Michael Smyth School of Motoring, Cloughoulamore, Millstreet. 029-21746 / 089-4394783.

Full details on smythdrivingschool.com

Poetry Gifts Ireland

Pure Irish Literature, For Your Pleasure…

Based in Kilcorney, Poetry Gifts Ireland will help you to write a poem, a verse or a song for a special person, an occasion or for any reason at all.

“Here at Poetry Gifts Ireland I use my gift of crafting words so you can own or give one of my poems to someone special. A guaranteed original poem from the land of saints and scholars.
A true taste of Ireland.”

Visit the website at www.poetrygiftsireland.com

Vintage Run in aid of Cork Alzheimer’s Society

Blarney Vintage Club hosting “The Chris Pardoe Memorial Vintage Run” will again be stopping at Millstreet Country Park after a scenic driving route from The Sunset Ridge Cork this coming Sunday 18th July 2010.

An impressive collection of beautiful classic and vintage cars will be on display from 1.30pm – 3.30pm. Live music and entertainment by John White in Visitor Centre.

Millstreet Country Park was last weekend at the Mallow Home and Garden Festival at Cork Racecourse Mallow.

Congratulations to our 5 daily prize winners over the three day event and reminder to all guests who visited our stand that 50% admission discounts are valid until and including Sunday 11th July 2010.

[read more …] “Vintage Run in aid of Cork Alzheimer’s Society”

Duhallow Community Food Services

2010 January - RSS Supervisor Tim Ring making deliveries on foot when the van could go no further in the snow in Kilcorney Co Cork

Duhallow Community Food Services is an award winning community enterprise providing a subsidised meal service to those that are not in a position to cook for themselves and are isolated because of age, illness, lack of transport or other disadvantages that result in living in a rural area. In order to supplement the cost of producing the “meals on wheels” service, Duhallow Community Food Services expanded the business into two other key facets, bakery and contract catering. For family and community events, celebrations and gatherings, Duhallow Community Food Services offer a selection of meal options. Typically this service is used for christenings, communions, confirmations, home entertaining and wider community events.

from the Duhallow Community Food Services website

[read more …] “Duhallow Community Food Services”

Millstreet Recycling Centre

Millstreet Recycling Centre

Please Note: These opening hours have been shortened in 2015

Opening Hours: Sunday/Monday: closed.  Tues/Weds/Thurs: 09:00-16:30. Fri: 09:00-15:30 Sat: 09:00-14:30

Tel (029-30971) Fax (029-30966)

Domestic Waste is now accepted at this Civic Amenity Site. Also, Household Waste (black bag), Carpets, Mattress, 3 piece Suites.

Materials Accepted For Recycling

Electric & Electronic Waste (fridges, freezers, cookers, TV, washing machines, florescent tubes, light bulbs, mobile phones)
Batteries & Car Batteries
Flat Glass
Glass Bottles [read more …] “Millstreet Recycling Centre”

Fathers day at Millstreet Country Park and Restaurant

Hi all,

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.

[read more …] “Fathers day at Millstreet Country Park and Restaurant”

PHOTO-Graphics new Creative Portrait System

PHOTO-Graphics is proud to introduce you to our new awesome creative portrait system which is the first of it’s kind in Ireland.

You will witness the unforgettable experience of getting the pictures you have always wanted.

Go to our website to get more information: www.ph-graphics.com
* You will absolutely love it!
* Totally new and exciting ideas!
* Ultimate variety of backgrounds!

Choose the vision you would like to be in!

Millstreet Shopping Week 14th-19th June

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”

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.

[read more …] “Mid Summer Madness at Millstreet Country Park”

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.

[read more …] “Wallis Arms Hotel”

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:

[read more …] “River View Holiday House”

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

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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

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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
Millstreet
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

[read more …] “Knockdrish B&B”