Anti Dumping Initiative – Breeda O’Keeffe

Breeda describes her experience with cooking from the Smart Store Cooking recipe book. Cooking fresh from scratch while storing and reducing waste and saving money, a new take on an old-fashioned idea. [1]

This Anti Dumping Initiative by Millstreet Tidy Town is in cooperation with Cork County Council and Southern Regional Waste Office.

Smart Store Cooking: Darragh

Michelle interviewed local GAA star, Darragh Cashman about his experience with planning his meals while reducing food waste. Supported by O’Keeffe’s Supervalu MillstreetSmart Store Cooking , Cork County Council and Southern Regional Waste Office. [1]

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Seven point increase for Millstreet Tidy Towns

Congratulations to all involved with Millstreet Tidy Towns rise from 314 points last year 2017,  to 321 points in 2018, which was announced at the national awards this morning. A Bronze medal and only 18 points behind the national winners Listowel.

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Smart Store Cooking: Chloé

“I had my dinner from it and mom had her dinner from it and there was still some leftover so I put it into my lunchbox and had it for lunch the next day” – Chloé describes her experience with cooking from the Smart Store Cooking recipe book utilising the ingredients already in her family home. Planning nutritious, easy to follow meals while reducing food waste is something Chloé incorporates into her busy student life.

This Anti Dumping Initiative with Millstreet Tidy Town is in cooperation witCork County Council and Southern Regional Waste Office. [1]

Another Anti-Litter success for Millstreet

Another amazing result for Millstreet and Millstreet Tidy Town. First in Category A of the Anti Litter Challenge 2018. Thank you to all involved and all who helped, and of course the organisers Cork County Council.

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Magnificent Atmosphere at Launch of Smart Store Cooking

Blessed with glorious weather the large attendance enjoyed a supremely enjoyable afternoon outdoors at O’Keeffe’s Supervalu, Minor Row, Millstreet at the official launch of Smart Store Cooking.  Chairman of Millstreet Tidy Towns Association, Derry Sheehan addressed the large crowd and called upon Eily Buckley to cut the launch ribbon.   Most impressive stalls, lots of delicious food, face painting, music and the Animal Road Show all helped to make the occasion such a wonderful success.   Key Coordinators Joe Fitzgerald and Áine Murphy of Supervalu plus Stephen O’Sullivan of CCC together with members of Millstreet TTA ensured a great occasion where we were delighted to help with the Live Facebook transmission worldwide.   This may be viewed on the Facebook of Millstreet Tidy Town.   Here we share the first of our selections of images from the very memorable and important occasion.   Click on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.) [read more …] “Magnificent Atmosphere at Launch of Smart Store Cooking”

Millstreet Tidy Town

With the good weather, Millstreet Tidy Town are back out, making Millstreet a nicer place again. Lots showed up to repaint the picnic area at the Drishane Road last week, and all around town.  Anyone looking to help with future projects please don’t not hesitate to contact them on their Facebook page.

See below for more of what they have been up to:  [read more …] “Millstreet Tidy Town”

County Mayor’s Community Awards

“Recognition for work done by Millstreet Tidy Towns … more to do!” 

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Recognition for Tidy Town Groups

Kanturk Mallow Municipal District held a reception in recognition of the achievements of the groups from Millstreet Town and Kiskeam Village. Chair of Kanturk Mallow MD Cllr Timmy Collins noted the dedication of each Tidy Town group, “On behalf of the Members of the Kanturk Mallow Municipal District and staff I would like to express my thanks to all the volunteers in each of our Tidy Towns groups throughout the District. Their dedication and personal sacrifice in making our towns and villages better places to live and work in is inspiring. Tidy Town Groups and their communities add significantly to the quality of what we have in Cork County and their ongoing work is proudly supported by Cork County Council. This Municipal District will continue to support their work through the funding allocated to groups in the Community Funding Schemes, which will be advertised again early in 2018…” – read the full article by Cork Co. Co.

Tidy Towns Present Awards

A feel good factor surrounded the annual Millstreet Tidy Towns Awards presentation at a pleasant function hosted in the Clara Inn. The enthusiastic Millstreet Tidy Towns Association earned an impressive six marks increase to 314 for 2017, those marks are hard earned, the Millstreet Association thrilled with the rate of progress. The Millstreet Awards function saluted local effort, best Commercial Frontage was awarded to Noel C Duggan with Reen’s Pharmacy highly commended. Taking the Best Town House was Lawrence McSweeney, Drishane Road; earning high commendation were Michael and Joan Sheehan, Minor Row – article thanks to John Tarrant 

Millstreet Tidy Town Association Awards Night

Millstreet Tidy Town Association are delighted to invite one and all to the Annual Award Ceremony for 2017. There will be 3 categories:

  • Best Commercial Premises
  • Best Garden
  • Best Household

The awards ceremony will be held in The Clara Inn, Wednesday 18th October @ 8pm. We would love to see as many as can make it for this wonderful night. It is a chance for us as a community to celebrate our Bronze Medal again for 2017 in Tidy Town competition as well as our own unsung heroes from home. See you all there.. Remember 8pm Wednesday 18th of October.

— Read Millstreet Tidy Towns Results for 2017

Tidy Towns Report 2017

Many Congrats to Millstreet Tidy Towns Association who have increased their score by six points this year at the National Tidy Towns Awards, and retained their Bronze Medal. Millstreet is getting closer to the top table every year, with overall winners Birdhill only 18 points ahead of us. A huge congrats must go to all that helped in any way through the year, and to O’Keeffe’s SuperValu Millstreet for helping them to make our area a nicer place to live in. The breakdown of the report is below:  [read more …] “Tidy Towns Report 2017”

Anti Litter Competition for 2017 begins next Monday

This year’s Anti Litter Competition is beginning next Monday 8th May 2017. As you are all aware I am sure, Millstreet Town won 1st Prize in Category A last year. So will we make it two in a row. I reckon we can do that no bother. So grab your sweeping brushes, shovels, gloves and bin bags and as always get out and clean, clean, clean. The evenings are only fab all this week so no excuses. Why not rope in a couple of the neighbours on your street and make a right good go of it. You will be done in no time. I will post the schedule of the particular areas that will judged just as soon as I get them. Any groups or any volunteers that would like help or a loan of equipment for their litter pick up please do not hesitate to contact me here on the page and I will sort out gear for you. Fingers crossed we will be top notch again this year. [from]

Team Millstreet Clean-Up

On Saturday 22nd of April 2017, Millstreet Tidy Town Association in conjunction with Cork County Council are delighted to announce Team Millstreet Clean-Up. Our aim is to clean all of Millstreet town and the surrounding area. This is a huge opportunity for people to get involved in their locale, give back to the community. We are calling on all Schools, Business and Community Groups to get involved.

Please contact us on one of, or @millstreettidyt

Refreshments afterwards to be held @ GAA Hall

Sponsored by: Avonmore Electrical, Supervalu O’Keeffe’s, Millstreet Cork County Council

Millstreet Tidy Town Award Ceremony

Millstreet Tidy Town Association is holding an awards night in the Clara Inn, Millstreet, on Wednesday night at 8pm. This is an especially great celebration for us this  year as we hail the return of a Bronze Medal back to Millstreet from the National Tidy Town Competition, and this is after receiving first prize in the Cork County Council Anti Litter Competition.

It should be a fun filled evening with prize giving for Best Commercial Premises and also Best Garden and Best Household.

Please feel free to drop in and help us celebrate, with light refreshments to be served.

See more on


Tidy Towns: 6 extra points, and a Bronze Medal

2015 Millstreet Tidy Town and Tourist Association - logoThe results of the Tidy Towns Ireland Competition were released yesterday in Dublin, and Millstreet Tidy Towns continued on their upward curve, gaining six point this year (on top of 5 points last year), and seeing the return of a Bronze Medal. Great credit is due to all that put in lots of effort this year and in the past:

“Millstreet Tidy Town Association would like to take this opportunity to thank all those involved. Without a strong community spirit and a stalwart of volunteers this result would not be possible. Tidy Town is just one simple way that we can showcase how wonderful a place Millstreet is. We can hold our heads high safe in the knowledge that all the hard work that people are putting into to keeping this town a beautiful place to live is paying off. So hats off and big congratulations to all.” – from

Below is the Adjudication Report and more:

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Tidy Town News – June 2016

The newly painted picnic area at Drishane Road

Picnic Area Painting: On the 30th May, some of the Millstreet Tidy Town volunteers ventured out in the glorious but very hot evening to give the Picnic Area on Drishane Road a very well deserved revamp… [full article]

Garden & Floral Display Competition 2016: Kanturk Mallow Municipal District are running Town & Villages Garden and Floral Display Competition 2016 again this year. There are 3 categories for Millstreet with 2 sub categories in each. All competition has a prize fund of … [full article]

Anti Litter Challenge Round 2: Round 2 results for the Anti Litter Challange are in, and Millstreet is still top of the league. We are well on our way to achieveing 1st place in … [full article]

See all the Tidy Towns news at

Team Millstreet Clean-Up

On Saturday 16th of April 2016, Millstreet Tidy Town Association in conjunction with Cork County Council are delighted to announce Team Millstreet Clean-Up.

Our aim is to clean all of Millstreet town and the surrounding area.

This is a huge opportunity for people to get involved in their locale, give back to the community. We are calling on all Schools, Business and Community Groups to get involved.

Please contact us on: @millstreettidyt

Refreshments afterwards to be held @ GAA Hall.

Sponsored by:  Supervalu O’Keeffe’s Millstreet, & Cork County Council

Welcome to 2016

2015 Millstreet Tidy Town and Tourist Association - logoHappy New Year to Everybody. Apologies for the lack of communication for last number of weeks. This is now to end. Back to regular updates and posts. I can here all the shouts of joy from here. So what better way to start a New Year than to reflect on the achievements of the previous year. There is so much to choose from. Well we had a very successful Anti Litter Challenge campaign this last year. We have an eye on first place for 2016. Then there is also the various projects that Tony Keneally, Wildlife Biologist has been heavily involved in with both the National and Secondary Schools. Also brilliant results in the National Tidy Town for this past year, only narrowly missing out on a Bronze Medal. Millstreet won a Pride of Place award in October. New Water Butts were placed throughout the Town, as were … read the full article on

Tidy Towns increase by 5 points !

Millstreet Tidy Town are very proud to announce that this afternoon in The Helix in Dublin, it was announced that Millstreet received 302 points in the annual Tidy Town competition for 2015. This is an increase of 5 points on last years results. This is a huge achievement. So may thanks to all in all involved, big and small efforts made a lot of difference. Whilst we bask in the glow of this brilliant result, we must also bear in mind that we have plenty more work to do to prepare for next year. Only 20 points behind the overall winner in our category – Listowel. These points are precious and hard to achieve. Also we were only 1 point off receiving a bronze medal. So just think of  what one small thing that you may have done that could have contributed to gaining that extra point. We are capable of most definitely achieving a Silver medal next year.  So get the thinking caps on.  New volunteers are always welcome, just send us an email, pm on Facebook or tweet if you like. Remember Tidy Town is all year, not just for the Summer. Congratulations to all involved. Below is the 2015 Adjudicator Result :


Tidy Towns Competition 2015 – Adjudication Report

Centre: Millstreet 480Ref: 480
County: Cork(North)Mark: 302
Category: DDate(s): 16/6/2015
Community Involvement & Planning604343
Built Environment and Streetscape503940
Landscaping and Open Spaces504242
Wildlife, Habitats and Natural Amenities503132
Sustainable Waste and Resource Management501214
Tidiness and Litter Control906364
Residential Streets & Housing Areas503333
Approach Roads, Streets & Lanes503434

Community Involvement & Planning / Rannpháirtíocht an Phobail & Pleanáil:

Welcome to the SuperValu Tidy Towns Competition 2015 and we note that you have been participants for 30 years. Your committee has 18 full time members and a further 25 volunteers during the summer months. You meet every two weeks in winter and weekly in summer when the pressure is greatest to have your town looking its best. Well done on that huge effort. You receive support from residents, local businesses and [read more …] “Tidy Towns increase by 5 points !”

2nd in the Anti Litter Challenge

A huge congratulations to Millstreet Tidy Towns and to everyone that helped Millstreet to take second place in the Cork County Councils annual Anti Litter Challenge. The presentation was held last Thursday evening at Vertigo Restaurant in Cork County Hall. It’s a fantastic achievement and will help to offset to some small degree the costs of of keeping our town looking nice and clean every year.

The Millstreet Tidy Towns website has it’s own article with the win, and we’ve added some more photos and results below: [read more …] “2nd in the Anti Litter Challenge”

Anti Litter Challenge – First Round results

2015-04 Anti Litter Challenge - poster headerMillstreet Tidy Town Association have received adjudication results from first round of Anti Litter Competition 2015. Millstreet are 4th which is brilliant. That being said we still have a nice bit of ground to make up to reach 1st place, which is completely achievable. Remember the prize fund for this competition would go a long way to aid our organisations annual outgoings. For  full result details and breakdown please see ,  also Millstreet Tidy Town Facebook page.
The next judging period commences the 11th May and the entire town again is being judged with particular focus on Tanyard Wood on this occasion. Murphy’s Terrace did very well in first adjudication so a massive congratulations to all those who aided there and keep up the good work. As always the weekly Litter Pick Up is on Thursday evening @ 7pm, meeting in The Square. We would so appreciate anybody who could join us. Millstreet are in with a real chance of winning this competition. Hope to see you all there.

New Tidy Towns website

2015 Millstreet Tidy Town and Tourist Association - logoThe new Millstreet Tidy Town Association website is now available. Our sincerest thanks to without whom this would not have been possible. Especially to Niamh and her team. So we are well and truly up and running. Our facebook page over the last 2 weeks has proved a huge success. Our website is will hopefully be the same. Also our Twitter account went live this evening @millstreettidyt. And lastly our email address is millstreettidytown @

We look forward to hearing your feedback on these accounts and contact us please, especially with photos of your goings and your street is doing for the Tidy Town Competition this year.

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New Tidy Towns Facebook Page

2015-04-15 Presentation was made to Kathleen Crowley this evening for service to Millstreet Tidy Town Association that has spanned over 3 decadesMillstreet Tidy Town Association are happy to announce that we have launched a new Facebook page. It will make it easier for the people of Millstreet to keep up to date with all up coming activities. Also new the new Millstreet Tidy Town website ( will be available in the coming weeks. So please everybody get liking the page. The first Litter Pick Up will be on Thursday 23rd April at 7pm meeting in The Square.  Hope to see lots of new and old faces.

Already on the Millstreet Tidy Town Facebook Page are photos from last night’s presentation to Kathleen Crowley for over three decades of dedicated service. One of the photos is above, but see the other photos here.
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Anti Litter Competition 2015

2015-04 Anti Litter Challenge - poster headerMillstreet Tidy Town Association would like to invite one & all to the first of our weekly Litter Pick Up’s, on next Thursday evening 23rd April @ 7pm. Meeting Point is The Square.

Millstreet Town first audit for The Anti Litter Competition is to begin on 27th April. The adjudicators are judging the entire town with particular focus on Murphy’s Terrace from 27th April to 6th May.

Pickers, bags and gloves will be provided. It won’t take long if we all play a small part.

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Anti Litter Challenge 2015

Catch the Community Spirit - see litter - pick it up 02Millstreet Tidy Town Association would like to invite one and all to take part in the Anti Litter Competition for 2015. It is potentially worth €1750 to the Millstreet Tidy Town Association. What has that to do with me I hear you ask ?

The annual spend for the Millstreet Tidy Town Association per annum is roughly between €9000 to €10000. This prize fund would go a long way to help aid our efforts in maintaining our beautiful town.

The first adjudication will take place on the 27th of April, so that only gives us 3 weeks. Everybody can help, even just by tidying up outside our own houses and surrounding footpaths. There will be Litter Pick Ups organised in the coming weeks. Catch the Community Spirit - see litter - pick it upWe would really appreciate if one and all got involved.
It won’t take long if we all do a small part. Why not get together with your neighbours and organise your own Litter Pick Up in your street.

We have a beautiful town and would love to be able to showcase this. Millstreet has won first prize in this competition in previous years. It would be great if we could do it again.