Great credit and a special thanks must go to all the volunteers who were back out all around the town on Monday and Friday evenings last week, putting all the Christmas Lights back in place, and making Millstreet feel like Christmas for the coming season. Also a special note of thanks to Millstreet Country Park who have donated our wonderful Christmas Tree once again. Some photos from the evening are below, but a few helper elves got away without being photographed ! – from the Millstreet Lights Committee
Here is just a selection of Photos taken at Cork County Hall last Monday Night of Sean Radley being recognised by the County Mayor John Paul O`Shea for his Irish Broadcasting Hall of FameAward.A large number of supporters from Millstreet accompanied Sean Radley on the Night with them all travelling together on the C.A.R.T. (Carriginma Area Rural Transport) Bus,a great Night was had by all and we must thank Breeda Piggot for the lovely Photos.
Millstreet’s newest resident to has taken his place in the Square, and the locals have taken to him straight away! The Bear in the Square is one of the new striking features making up the Christmas Lights in Millstreet this year. Children (and not so small children) have been visiting him in to admire and have have their photo taken with him. Thanks again to all the volunteers who have been putting the lighting in place. Official turning on of the lights is after 6:30 mass on Saturday evening the 5th.
Millstreet Development Group have done a wonderful job this year on improving the Christmas Lights in Millstreet. A special thanks must go to all the volunteers who were back out all around the town Tuesday evening, trying to get everything ready for official turning on of the lights on Saturday evening (after 6:30pm mass, in the Square) … and there’s still more to put up 🙂 (Click on the photos below, and scroll left-right to see them in full size)
We would like to thank everyone that helped to make the Christmas decoration of Millstreet a success this year. Many people volunteered and contributed in different ways. From the electricians, machinery operators and helpers who put up the lights to the houses and businesses and organisations who paid for the electricity, those who donated trees, money, tools, equipment and time, tea and sandwiches and everyone who spread the word – it couldn’t have happened without you and we very much appreciate your help.
Saturday 6th & Sunday 7th December
12-5pm each day
Visit Santa from 2.30 – 4pm each day
Huge selection of gifts, crafts, decorations, fashion, art, baking and much more this year
6th & 7th December – 12-5pm • Santa’s Grotto 2.30 – 4pm Each Day
We’re really excited this year – We have searched far and wide for lots of new and interesting stand holders with everything from Fudge, baking, crafts, Christmas decorations, stained glass and Gifts to Accessories and fashion. Santa will be in his grotto from 2.30 to 4pm each day. [read more …] “Millstreet Christmas Market”
With the news breaking last week that AceSigns Cork are to become the title sponsor of this year’s 100 year centenary Cork 20 International Rally, the Club under the leadership of Kevin O’Riordan (Clerk of the Course) are now busying themselves with the organising and running of the event.
Kevin stated now that the Financial side of the Rally is underpinned it leaves the team and I left to concentrate on the rally itself. This year the Rally will have a real Carnival atmosphere surrounding the town of Millstreet. Having an event such as the Cork 20 running for a hundred year’s is something the members of Munster Car Club are very proud about and rightly so. Indeed it is a great honour for me as C.O.C on this very special year. I will be outlining details of the event over the coming months but at this early juncture I would like to point out that we will have centralised service in the renowned Green Glens Arena which proved to be classed as one of the best service area’s on the 2013 Irish tarmac Rally Championship calendar. This means that service crews can set up in the Green Glens arena on [read more …] “2014 Cork “20” News”
The Millstreet Men’s Shed Soapbox Race and Kart Drifting Exhibition was held on the Clara Road on Sunday evening (July 27th) as the final part of the Millstreet Summer Festival. Below are some photos of the racing which were sent to us by Geralding Dennehy.
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Millstreet Development Group have published the brochure for the forthcoming Walking Festival in April. Just click on the photo of the front page (left) or the link below to see the brochure: 2013 Millstreet Walking Festival – Brochure
We have been successful in securing the Orchard Motorsport Cork 20 International rally for Millstreet, to be held on 4th, 5th & 6th October 2013. All competitors and spectators will hope to stay in Millstreet or as close as possible.
In order to be included in the accommodation list on the official Cork 20 website all registered and non-registered accommodation providers need to register on 086-1721142. Registration fee is €20 per room.
All registrations need to be completed by 25/3/13.
Please make cheques payable to Millstreet Development Group
Millstreet Development Group is pleased to announce the launch of their ‘Gathering Program 2013’. The launch will take place on Friday the 15th March at 9pm in the Wallis Arms Hotel, Millstreet Town. Refreshments will be served on the night. Guest Appearances on the night, Alan Shortt and Matt Cooper with special messages from friends and family abroad. We look forward to seeing you there.
Millstreet Development Group and Millstreet Community Council would like to announce that the Cork 20 Rally will be headquartered in Millstreet for the next two years.
Due to the initiative of some members of Millstreet Development Group and with the cooperation of Millstreet Community Council this announcement is possible. When the management of the Munster Car Club were approached about headquartering the Rally in Millstreet they gave it their full attention and eventually gave the nod to Millstreet against keen competition. In the negotiations Millstreet had one “ace” that would be hard to beat, namely the outstanding facilities at the Green Glens Arena and the enthusiasm of the Duggan family to see the rally come to Millstreet.
Millstreet is certainly no stranger to rallying. One has only to cast their minds back to the 70’s and 80’s when Billy Coleman and Gerard Buckley dominated rallying nationally and internationally. In that time Coleman won six Cork 20’s and Buckley won five.
Also Millstreet lies smack in the middle of the best rallying countryside in Ireland and in previous years it hosted stages of the Cork 20, Rally of the Lakes and Circuit of Ireland which Coleman won three times.
The rally will take place in 2013 on Oct 5th and 6th. Over the two days competitors will travel about 280km on up to 14 stages. We expect about 120 competing teams of which 12 to 15 will be W.R.C professional cars. Apart from the 5/600 members of backup teams and [read more …] “Rallying Comes Home”
The draw for the Millstreet Development Groups Monster Draw took place on Saturday night and here are the lucky winners. 1st Prize of €1,000 was won by Liz Healy, Keale, Derinagree, 2nd Prize of a Supervalue hamper was won by Kathleen Deery, Cullen, and 3rd prize of a Multi Business hamper was won by Helen Lynch, Rathmore.
Wishing all of our customers and staff a very Happy Christmas and a Peaceful New Year
Everyone is welcomed to the newly opened E Centre right in the heart of the square. If you are working from home or thinking of setting up a business or you just want to see the new facility please pop in for visit. Light refreshments will be served and everyone welcomed.
Investing in New and Existing Entrepreneurs! Millstreet Development Group comes together with Cork County Council and IRD to provide the first E Centre in the Duhallow Region.
Millstreet Development Group today launched a new E Centre initiative which will be opening later in the autumn as a facility to support local start-up and growing businesses in Millstreet and the surrounding region.
Áine Collins TD was instrumental in bringing the idea of an E-Centre to Millstreet Development Group who were anxious to find a way to support and grow businesses in the area.
The idea of the E-Centre is driven by the Cork County Council Economic Development Group chaired by Councilor Gerard Murphy. Ger Power, Head of Finance for CCC said that he was delighted to launch E-Millstreet and paid tribute to the team at E-Macroom who were actively engaged on the project. This project is funded by Cork Council and IRD Duhallow.
Karaoke takes place from 8pm on Friday 27th July 2012 at The Wallis Arms Hotel, Millstreet following the BBQ.
1. Enter before 23rd July 2012 and have choice of performance times.
2. Entries also taken on the night for individual/group performers.
3. Performances will be judged by members of the audience, the most green votes wins, so make sure to bring all your friends along to vote for you.
4. Businesses entry fee €20. Individual/Group entry fee is €5.
Come dressed as the artist whose song you are singing and also be in with a chance of winning best look-a-like 🙂
The battle of the businesses competition starts at 9pm followed by individual/group competition.
Download the Entry Forms and put them in the boxes around town or email the details <email> Before you choose a song, have a look at the nearly 2000 songs in the full song list for the night!
There has been a change of plan for the walk up Clara and blessing of the new cross, which had been scheduled for this Friday evening (July 20th @ 5pm). The walk is going ahead but only to the viewing point as the weather has left the path to the cross in bad condition. (Update: The walk has now been cancelled also). The cross will be blessed on another occasion. It would be great to see everyone on the walk anyway. Registration as planned in the GAA hall at 4.30. Refreshments afterwards. – from the Millstreet Development-Group