IRD Duhallow Training Courses for Autumn 2018

The new IRD Duhallow Training Courses Brochure ( Autumn/Winter 2018) is currently being distributed across the Duhallow region. There are seventy odd courses that will be run this Autumn in the following sectors: Business / Career Preparation / Marketing & Sale / Food / Agriculture / Horticulture / Health & Safety / Health Care / Human Resource / It / Personal Development / Warehousing / Craft.

The list of courses is below, but for full details read the brochure from IRD Duhallow  here [read more …] “IRD Duhallow Training Courses for Autumn 2018”

When Millstreet Boys’ Secondary School was in Carnegie Hall

From the Garvey Family Pictorial Archive at Millstreet Museum an image of Coláiste Pádraig Boys’ Secondary School based in Millstreet’s Carnegie Hall in the 1940s. Teachers Garrett Hickey and Joe Garvey are joined by Students who we hope can be identified by those who may have attended Secondary School during the 1940s and 1950s in Millstreet. Click on the image to enlarge. (S.R.)

Help Needed with an Old Photo – resolved !!

Recently, I spent several hours looking through photos in the Millstreet Museum. I was thrilled when I found one that included my Dad. I was wondering if I could get some help from the Millstreet community in identifying the others in this picture. My Dad, Timothy Joseph Kelleher (b. 1933 in Liscreagh) is standing, fourth in from the far right. I know that Noel C. Duggan and Willie Neenan were in my Dad’s class but I think this picture includes younger guys also. My Dad was very proud of the fact that he stayed in school and did his Leaving Cert. Would love to find a picture of his Leaving Cert class, if it exists, but any and all info about this picture would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks for your help, Bridget.

Click to see photo in full size

Many thanks to Ted Hickey for the names and and Bridget for her help in resolving this old photo. (Sept 1st 2018)

Back Row: 1. Brendan Lande,  2.Toddy Dennehy. 3. Michael O Leary. 4. Jim Cronin. 5. Micky Corkery. 6. Willie Neenan. 7. Willie Hickey(maybe). 8. Timmy Kelleher. 9. Joe Hickey. 10. Willie Mc Sweeney. 11. Paddy Philpot.
Middle Row: 12 Paddy Moynihan. 13. Paddy Murphy. 14. Andy O Sullivan. 15 Dominic Cronin. 16. Tadhg Justice. 17. Con Buckley. 18. John D Neenan. 19. Dick Pomeroy. 20. Eamonn Breen.
Front Row: 21 Bernie O Byrne. 22. Christie Dennehy(maybe). 23 Leo Ryan. 24. John O Leary. 25. Neil Healy. 26. Mossie O Connor. 27. Ted Hickey. 28. Jackie O Halloran.

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Millstreet Adult Learning Centre Reopens after the Summer

Millstreet Adult Learning Centre is now reopened after the Summer Break. Classes for the coming term September – December include:

  • Digital Media (developing skills in Social Media eg: Facebook, Twitter, Digital Cameras etc.),
  • Personal Decision Making,
  • Driver Theory Course,
  • General Learning (One to one and small group tuition
    available for adults who would like to build confidence with reading,
    writing, spelling and maths skills needed for work and everyday life)
  • Computer Courses (beginners to advanced classes),
  • English Language (speaking and writing in good English),
  • Arts and Crafts and Singing.

An Open Day will be held on Thursday 6th September from 10.30 am to 1.30pm in the Adult Learning Centre, Main Street (2 doors up from Aisling gift shop). Tutors will be on site to take registrations, give details about course contents and starting dates and times. If you cannot attend for registration but would like to attend classes, you can contact Marie on 086 7707301 Mondays and Thursdays only. All classes are free to over 18’s on a Social Welfare Benefit.

Fáilte Roimh ár bPríomhoide Nua

“Fáilte roimh ár bPríomhoide Nua, Pól Ó Síodhcháin. We extend a warm welcome to our new Principal, Pól Ó Síodhcháin. Having been Deputy Principal at Coláiste Daibhéid in Cork for the last five years, Mr. Ó Síodhcháin is looking forward to joining the team here in Millstreet. Best of luck, a Mháistir!” – from the NEW Millstreet Community School twitter account

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Millstreet Community School Debs 2018

The exquisite style of the young people was clearly in evidence on Thursday evening (9th August) as preparations for the Debs Event 2018 got underway at West End, Millstreet.   Two buses transported the very happy groups to the superb occasion in Limerick.  Here we share the first of our features illustrating the magnificent colour of the annual event.  Click on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.) [read more …] “Millstreet Community School Debs 2018”

Parent’s Association presentation to local primary schools

Millstreet Primary Schools Parents Association fundraising efforts from this school year totalled €5,000, and it was divided equally and presented to Scoil Mhuire Boys National School and Presentation National School this week. A note of thanks to all parents, guardians, school staff and local sponsors who helped contribute to the fundraising efforts this year.

Class Visit to Millstreet Museum on Wednesday

We were delighted to welcome the pupils of 3rd and 4th Classes from Scoil Mhuire, Millstreet B.N.S. to Millstreet Museum on Wednesday, 20th June 2018.  Accompanied by their dedicated Teacher – Miss N. Buckley – the children asked the most interesting questions and shared inspiring thoughts during the visit.   Special thanks also to Myra (Assistant Curator) for helping to make the visit wonderfully successful.  Click on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.)

When you’re on your school tour and Prince Charles drops in

St. Brendan’s National School Rathcoole met with HRH Prince Charles at the Irish Naval Base in Haulbowline yesterday when they were on their School Tour. Unfortunately Presentation National School were not so lucky as their School Tour to Mucross for today was cancelled for Prince Charles and Camilla’s state visit there.

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Boys National School Move-a-thon

The Boys National School will be holding their annual fundraising Move-a-thon in the town park on Friday June 1st. Boys will be actively using the walkway and the pitch and will be fully supervised by teachers at all times. Courtesy and consideration will be shown at all times, to regular users of the Park.

Picture from the 2012 Move-a-thon

Football Glory! Victory for U16 Footballers

Mr Breen’s under 16’s recorded a resounding win over the North Mon. in Mallow on May 14th and delivered the County title to the school after an impressive campaign. Millstreet began well and established a good lead early on, helped by a Dylan Sheehan goal from long range and a great point from Luke O’Donoghue after an individual run. This created daylight between the sides at half time, with Millstreet up by 1-9 to 1-3. A Darragh Cashman break then led to a Dylan Downey goal, and the same man found the net moments later, fielding a sideline and dispatching it to the net. Solid displays at full back from Colin Murphy and in goal from Daniel Hartnett saw the menacing opposition attack largely neutralised. Scorers: D. Downey 2-2; D. Sheehan 1-5; B. Murphy 0-5; L.O’Donoghue 0-1. Final score Millstreet 3-13, North Mon 1-3. The campaign opened with a win against Ballingeary, played in St John’s Pitch.

Millstreet fell behind early on with Ballingeary taking a two point lead but soon settled and grabbed the lead with two goals in the second quarter. Millstreet controlled the remainder of the game, running out 3-12 to 2-7 winners. They next faced Mayfield in the Parc Uí Chaoimh AstroTurf facility and took control early in the game, with a flurry of early goals putting the result beyond doubt. Panel: Daniel Hartnett, James Buckley, Daniel Buckley, Omar Daly, Luke O’Donoghue, Donagh Murphy, Darragh Cashman, Eoin Guiney, Darren Kiely, Dylan Downey, Dylan Kelleher, Darragh O’Riordan, Patrick Cronin, Harry Linehan, Diarmuid Cronin, Barry Murphy, Diarmuid Moynihan, Evan O’Sullivan, Cathal O’Sullivan, Adam McGroary, Finn Radamm, Ian Buckley, Jack Hanover, Joyce Sibanda, Adrian McCarron, Evan Murphy, Eoin Sheahan, Dylan Sheehan, Colin Murphy. Team managed by Mr Breen.

see: http://millstreetcommunityschool.ie/school-news/266-football-glory.html

Language and Culture Night – Thurs. 10th May 2018 in Millstreet Community School @ 7pm

This year’s Language and Culture Night will take place on Thursday 10th May in Millstreet Community School library/canteen, beginning at 7pm.  Once again it will be a chance to acknowledge and celebrate the different nationalities that are now present in Millstreet and the local area.  Everyone is welcome to attend this wonderfully inclusive community event.  (please note that filming will take place during the event for a forthcoming edition of the TG4 programme Guth an Phobail – Voice of the Community) 

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http://www.millstreetcommunityschool.ie/school-news/265-language-and-culture-night-a-big-success.html

Wear Your Waste event at Millstreet Community School – thank you!

A big thank-you to everyone who supported the Wear Your Waste recycled fashion event that took place on Thursday 26th April 2018 in Millstreet Community School.  It really was a very memorable event.  The teachers in the local National Schools who encouraged their pupils to get involved should be commended on their efforts.  The event proved to be a great opportunity to raise the issue of ethical and sustainable fashion, and to encourage us to ask big fashion brands, ‘Who made my clothes?’

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Help with 1962/63 School Photo

Many thanks to Brendan Cronin now of Carrigtwohill who sent us this photo that was taken in Millstreet Presentation Convent National School in or around 1962/63. Brendan says that he “has done his best to put names to faces, but there are many blanks.  Perhaps some of my old school mates would be able to identify the boys and girls in that photo”.
If you can help, leave a comment below, or send a message to us at <email>
Front Row: Jerry Buckley, Brendan Cronin, Pat Breen, Jerry O Connor, Jerry Sweeney,  Jack Sullivan, Richard Kiely, Kevin Marron, Connie Daly, Ted Carroll Crowley.
Second Row: Kieran Cronin, Billy Linehan, DanMurphy, Diarmuid Driscoll, Brendan/Kieran Coughlan, John Curtin, Greg Cleary (?), Michael Dennehy Kelleher, Donal Kelleher 2, John ‘Fox’ O’Connor, Declan O’Connor;
Third Row: Patsy Cotter, Eileen Dunne (Enright), Elizabeth Forde, Noreen Cremin, Mary Farrell, Margaret O’Keeffe, Maureen Murphy, Mairead O’Sullivan (Cooley), Kathleen Barry, Noreen Murphy;
Fourth Row: Chrissie Carroll, (……) (……), Kathleen Forde, Anne McAulliffe (Cullinane), Marion Galvin (Connell), Betty Buick (Twomey), Deirdre Dineen, Bibi White;
Top Row: Majella O’Connor, Mary Garvey, Claire Hickey, Frances Duggan (?), Theresa Barrett, Breeda O’Sullivan, (…….), Marie Hehir.
With thanks to all those that offered suggestions on this article’s cross post on facebook . Full size photo is available on request.

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Wear Your Waste! Fashion Design and Show

The day has arrived for Wear Your Waste!  It will be a great celebration of the hard work put in by pupils and teachers from all the local schools.  Around 30 creations made using recyclable material will be ‘modelled’.  There will also be music, song and dance during the evening along with a raffle with lovely prizes.  There will also be prizes for the most creative entries in the competition. Admission is free and everyone is welcome to come along and show their support, not just for the participants but also for the Transition Year students who have been planning this ingenious event for a number of months.  The night will start promptly at 7.30pm and participants are asked to be in Millstreet Community School by 7.15pm so that the running order can be confirmed.

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Presentation N.S. Open Day

Dear Parent / Guardian, we invite you and your child to visit our school on May 16th from 10am – 11am to give you the opportunity to become familiar with our school building and to meet with some of the staff of Presentation N.S. While the children play and interact with fellow peers enrolled for Junior Infants, we will have a brief chat with all the parents to help you prepare for the transition from playschool to primary school. We are looking forward to meeting you. [Enrolment Form][ref]

Feis Maitiú: April 13th

Our School Choir (2nd- 6th) will compete tomorrow Friday 13th in the Feis Maitiú Competition. This is the first time our school will participate in this event and we look forward to watching our girls perform on stage at 10am in Fr. Matthew Hall, Cork.  Below we share recordings of the two songs the choir will perform. If you would like to send messages of good luck or praise, please leave a comment on the School Website[fb]

Update: The girls finished second … congrats to all … details again on the School website here.

Full hall for primary school quiz

Millstreet Primary Schools Parents Association held their annual school quiz fundraiser on the Friday of the Easter holidays in Millstreet GAA Hall. The hall was packed with lots of tables from both the Millstreet schools as well as lots of tables from schools from the surrounding areas. Further details and photos on the Presentation N.S. website

‘Women hold up half the sky’ coffee morning – thank you

The Millstreet Community School TY Development Education group would like to thank everyone who came along to the coffee morning on 9th March to mark International Women’s Day.  It proved to be a great opportunity to chat over a cup of tea/coffee and buns baked by the students about what life was like for women in Ireland over the years up to the present day.  All agreed that it would be great if this type of gathering happened more often. (photo – Helen Moore)

Gaeilge Grinds

Irish grinds available to Junior and Leaving Cert students, excellent notes and sample answers provided as well as individual or group lessons for upcoming written and Scrudú Béil Oral Exam worth 40%, many years teaching and examinations experience. Mock oral Irish exam also available, practice reading the poetry, picture sequences and conversation and be graded afterwards. Students will be taught where marks are lost and where marks can be gained with the aim to increase and maximise their grade in Oral exam. Ring 087 9858133 to arrange an appointment

5th year Millstreet students going to Lourdes – thanks for supporting recent bake sale

Thanks to everyone who supported the bake sale that took place in Millstreet Parish Centre on 10th/11th February.  It is much appreciated.

Denise Healy, Aoife O’Riordan, Grace O’Connor and Ciara Manning will be travelling with the Irish Pilgrimage Trust to Lourdes at Easter.  The cost of their travel and accommodation is €670/person and the hope is that they’ll be able to cover these costs through fundraising efforts.

The next fundraising event will be:

Table Quiz – Friday 23rd February 2018 in The Wallis Arms @8pm

€40/table of four.  There will be a raffle on the night.

Thank you