MCS Testicular Cancer Awareness Survey BTYS 2020

Donagh, Darragh, and Harry, are currently helping to raise awareness of testicular cancer by asking men to complete their short cancer awareness survey. This is a part of the research for their BT Young Scientist project which they hope to be presenting in Dublin next January. A brave project to take on, but one that could actually save lives. It’s simple, anonymous, and will only take a few minutes, so please help them out by completing their survey.

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Investigating the Awareness & Knowledge of Irish Farmers

Attention ALL Farmers: Please take 1 minute out of your day to complete a short anonymous survey for our  BT Young Scientist Project. Each completed survey is a great help to us in putting together our project and hopefully qualifying for the Exhibition. Thanking you, Eabha Sheehan, Fia Hurley and Taragh Casey, Transition Years in Millstreet CS.
Please click HERE to start the survey.

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Irish Leaving Cert Honours Grinds Classes

Irish Leaving Cert Honours Grinds Classes available to eager students wanting to achieve top marks held in Rathmore area by an experienced Kerry native Irish teacher with Oral Irish Examination experience in her own home. Class 1 : duration 1 hour, covers Paper 1 & 2, excellent H1 typed notes given and sample answers on the poems and stories, essays, debates and Novel covered. Class 2: duration 1 hour, Irish Oral class, complete top-class preparation for this exam worth 40%, by experienced examiner, excellent typed notes given for the 20 Sraith Phictiúr, the conversation and the poetry reading. There is limited availability, booking is essential to secure a place. Phone 087 9858133.

 

Qualifications from Drishane Convent?

I wonder if anyone can help with the following question we received today, likely about Drishane Convent School:

“Hello, a cousin of mine studied at a residential post primary college in or near Millstreet in the early 1950’s. It might have been called Drishane Castle. What qualifications might the pupils have got in Domestic Science or kindred subjects? I would be grateful for any information to put in her obituary that will be needed any day.
Many thanks, Mary”

If you know, please leave a comment below, or send an email to <contact@millstreet.ie>, and we will forward the answers.

Irish Leaving Cert Honours Grinds

Irish Leaving Cert Honours Grinds available to eager students wanting to attain top grades. Held in teacher’s home near Rathmore, native Kerry Irish speaker and experienced Oral Irish Examiner. 2 hour grinds include: 1 hour covers Paper 1 (essays and debates) and Paper 2 covers poems, stories and the novel. 1 hour covers the Irish Oral Exam, excellent typed H1 notes given on all aspects of the course. Availability is limited so booking is essential, phone 087 9858133

Scoil Laithiarain

Scoil Laithiarain is a summer school which takes place every July in Cullen with the aim of encouraging children to speak Irish daily through Irish classes, games, song, dance and quizzes. The course is suitable for children going in to 5th class in September 2019 to children going in to 3rd year. For further details, ring  086-3021503, or contact the Scoil Laitiarain Facebook Page.
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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”