Millstreet Students Are True Ambassadors at Magnificent BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition 2019 at Dublin’s RDS

The wonderfully enthusiastic and dedicated Students from Millstreet Community School at the end of a very full, exciting and tiring Thursday (10th Jan. 2019) inspiring the enormous attendance with their six amazing Projects. We interviewed all of the Students and a very special feature on www.corkmusicstation.com on “Radio Treasures” this Tuesday, 15th Jan. 2019 will be broadcast at 10pm where we shall give a detailed insight into the 55th National Exhibition. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)
2018 BTYS Overall Winner, Simon Meehan with Fr. James McSweeney at the Exhibition in Dublin on Thursday. Fr. James was hugely helpful in helping us locate the various people for interviews.
Interviewing the superbly inspiring and wonderfully friendly 2018 Winner, Simon Meehan. Simon from Waterfall near Cork and a Student in Coláiste Choilm in Ballincollig is among the many whom we interview for our special broadcast on Tuesday at 10pm. It makes for fascinating listening.

 

True Ambassadors Supreme for Millstreet Community School participating in the highly prestigious national event. We shall be sharing lots more images later. Every success to all the Students. We thank their Teachers whom we also interviewed for being so very helpful in our attempt to record such an historic occasion.    One of my New Year’s Resolutions this year was to attend this truly fascinating National Exhibition at the RDS…so thankfully the task is fulfilled and now is the time to share the splendid experience!

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Table Quiz (Friday 1st February) for Millstreet students going to Lourdes as helpers at Easter

Caoimhe O’Leary, Emma Brady, Sarah Bourke and Michelle O’Riordan are 5th year students at Millstreet Community School.  They will all be going on pilgrimage to Lourdes for a week during their Easter holidays 2019 with the Irish Pilgrimage Trust.  They are following in a long line of other students who have gone to Lourdes as helpers and had a wonderfully fulfilling time.

The cost of their flight/accommodation is €670/person and the students are currently fundraising in an effort to cover these costs.  A successful bake sale took place in the parish centre before Christmas.

A table quiz held in The Wallis Arms on Friday 1st February.  More details to follow.  Once again, thank you for your support.

Bake Sale for Millstreet students helping in Lourdes – Easter 2019

A Bake Sale will take on Saturday 15th December in Millstreet Parish Centre after 6.30pm Mass. 

Caoimhe O’Leary, Emma Brady, Michelle O’Riordan and Sarah Bourke are 5th year students at Millstreet Community School.  They will be joining the IHCPT pilgrimage to Lourdes for a week at Easter 2019.   They follow in a long line of students who have travelled as helpers for the Easter Pilgrimage and who have all come back with glowing reports about the experience.

As in previous years, fundraising events will be held to help cover the flight and accommodation costs for their week in Lourdes (€670/person).  The Bake Sale is the first of these.  Your support is appreciated.

BT Young Scientist Project on Psoriasis

What follows is an important message from one of the six groups of TY students from  Millstreet Community School who have qualified for the BT Young Scientist Exhibition which will be held in Dublin in January 2019.  They are hoping that you will be able to assist them.  Thank you, in advance…

Our project has been selected for the BT Young Scientist competition, The title of the project is ” The effects of psoriasis on adolescent mental health in 2018″  As a teenager with the condition, the topic is of personal interest to a group member and we believe that the stress it causes is overlooked in its treatment. We are interested in finding how other young people deal with the condition and would appreciate if you could complete the below survey.  Thank you.  Hannah Keane and Ria Buckley.


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Thank you for supporting Trad for Trócaire at Millstreet Community School

Thank you to everyone who supported the Trad for Trócaire event that took place in Millstreet Community School on Friday 9th November.  It was a great evening of traditional song and music performed by the students, from 1st year all the way up to Leaving Certs.  Ms Janet Twomey (Trócaire, Cork) spoke about the type of projects that would benefit from money raised from the evening.  The event raised a total of €410 for Trócaire’s work.  Thank you for your generosity.

Team Hope Shoebox Appeal – Deadline: Friday 9th November @11am

For the attention of parents/guardians of students in Millstreet Community School: Please note that the deadline for receiving shoe boxes in Millstreet Community School for the TEAM HOPE SHOEBOX APPEAL is Friday 9th November 2018 at 11am.  This is to enable boxes to sorted before the weekend and therefore ready for collection.

U-16 Open with a Win!

The Community School Under 16 soccer outfit under new coach Mr O’Síodhcháin hit the ground running and began the Munster with an emphatic win at the Town park on Monday, October 22nd. Eoin Guiney had a hat-trick before the break, and scored again in the second half in a game that was never in doubt. Opponents Newcastlewest got one back at 3-0, but Guiney’s fourth meant their second was only a consolation . Millstreet now eagerly await their next game, the Munster quarter final. [1]

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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.

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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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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”

Recent Language and Culture Night featured in TG4 broadcast on Sunday 20th May 2018

Those who attended the Language and Culture Night which was held in Millstreet Community School on 10th May will know that a journalist and cameraman working for TG4 were present.  They interviewed Irish teacher Ms Majella Horgan and three TY students, Jennifer Kelly, Gemma O’Regan and Katie Healy earlier in the evening.  An edited version of what they filmed will be shown on TG4 on Sunday 20th May between 7pm and 7.30pm as part of Nuacht.  The clip may only be two minutes in duration but it is good that they were able to be present to document such a worthwhile and memorable event.

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

Millstreet Community School Transition Year Graduation 2017/2018

This a reminder at all parents/guardians of Millstreet Community School Transition Year students (2017/2018) that their Graduation will take place on Tuesday 15th May in the school library.  Please note that the starting time is 7.30pm.  Thank you

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

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

Students preparing for the Language and Culture Night.  left to right: Kasper Kaminski, Eimear Corcoran, Isabel Sibanda, Jordan Kiely, Emma Brady)

The annual Language and Culture Night will take place on Thursday 10th May 2018 in Millstreet Community School beginning at 7pm.  This will be a great celebration of the cultures and languages that are now part of Millstreet and the local area.  Everyone is welcome to come along.  Admission is free.

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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Finalists in the 2018 Irish Junior Mathematics Competition

Sincere Congratulations to Six First Year Students from Millstreet Community School who were Finalists in the 2018 Irish Junior Mathematics Competition held in the Tralee Institute of Technology on Friday night 27th April 2018.

Back row from left: Éanna O Mahony, Millstreet; Chris Morley, Cullen; Alex Ducey, Rathcoole; Anna Moynihan, Cullen.
Front row from left: Conor Casey, Millstreet and Tomas Cronin, Rathcoole.

Winners supreme in the regional final were Tomas Cronin and Conor Casey.  Well done to all!!!  We thank Mary Ita for the images and captions. Click on the pictures to enlarge.  (S.R.)

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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‘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)

Coffee Morning to mark International Women’s Day 2018 – 9th March (tomorrow)

“Women Hold up Half the Sky”

To mark International Women’s Day we’d like to invite active retired ladies to a  Coffee Morning in Millstreet Parish Centre on Friday 9th March between 10.00am and 11.15am. 

It’ll be a chance for us to have a chat about changes in society through the years and how they have affected women. We’d love to see you there!

From: Millstreet Community School Transition Year Development Education group

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

 

The Class of ’66

“… I just saw the item about John C. Casey on your website and I remember him from the class of ’66. I have this photo which is not in good condition but might be of interest to some. That is me on the left in the back row. It would be interesting if some of your viewers could put names all the others. Best wishes to to all in Millstreet …” – Andy O’Connor