Our Breton Friends Leave Millstreet on Saturday

Following a wonderfully successful and enjoyable week in Millstreet and Dublin (and Dingle) our Breton Friends left Millstreet on Saturday on their way to Ringaskiddy to board the ship for Brittany.   Millstreet Pipe Band added so much to the leaving as they gave a splendid recital outside the Twinning H.Q. at McCarthy's Bar in The Square, Millstreet.  Margaret Bourke arranged to show Bernard (artist supreme) his magnificent painting which is on permanent display in Millstreet Credit Union building at The Square.  (S.R.)
Following a wonderfully successful and enjoyable week in Millstreet and Dublin (and Dingle) our Breton Friends left Millstreet on Saturday on their way to Ringaskiddy to board the ship for Brittany. Millstreet Pipe Band added so much to the leaving as they gave a splendid recital outside the Twinning H.Q. at McCarthy’s Bar in The Square, Millstreet. Margaret Bourke arranged to show Bernard (artist supreme from Pommerit le Vicomte) his magnificent painting which is on permanent display in Millstreet Credit Union building at The Square.   Click on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.)

32Our Breton Friends Leave Millstreet on 15 June 2013 -800Here we share a further 31 images of the leaving of our Friends.   In two years time, God willing, it will be Millstreet’s turn to travel for a week to Brittany.    It’s so wonderfully uplifting that the Twinning between our two communities has continued to grow in strength over the past almost thirty years.  Vive La Bretagne et Vive l’Irlande – Long live Brittany and [read more …] “Our Breton Friends Leave Millstreet on Saturday”

Very Successful Breton-Irish Dinner and Dance at Wallis Arms Hotel

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Marking the final night of the week-long visit of our Breton Friends a very successful Dinner and Dance was held at the Wallis Arms Hotel on Friday, 14th June.  Talented young musicians and Gillian from Millstreet Pipe Band presented a special performance and there were a number of presentations.  Images of our recent Dublin Tour were projected on to the hotel wall-screen.    We wish our Friends a very safe and enjoyable back to Pommerit le Vicomte on Saturday.  (S.R.)
Marking the final night of the week-long visit of our Breton Friends a very successful Dinner and Dance was held at the Wallis Arms Hotel on Friday, 14th June. Talented young musicians and Gillian from Millstreet Pipe Band presented a special performance and there were a number of presentations. Images of our recent Dublin Tour were projected on to the hotel wall-screen. We wish our Friends a very safe and enjoyable journey back to Pommerit le Vicomte on Saturday.  Click on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.)

Welcome to our Breton Friends Who Arrived Today

We extend a heartfelt welcome to our Breton Friends who arrived today for a week-long visit.   (S.R.)
We extend a heartfelt welcome to our Breton Friends who arrived today on a week-long visit.  Click on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.)

8Our Breton Visitors Arrive on 8th June 2013 -800The happy group arrived at our Millstreet Headquarters (McCarthy’s Bar at The Square).  The main group will travel to Dublin on Monday until Wednesday while a smaller group will visit Dingle and the West.   Here we share lots more images of the arrival today (Sat. 8th June 2013).  We wish our Friends a very [read more …] “Welcome to our Breton Friends Who Arrived Today”

Annual Twinning Collection Receives Uplifting Response

Despite the inclement weather the Millstreet Twinning Annual Church gate Collection received a wonderful response.   Dedicated members of the Twinning Committee arranged the display of both the Irish and Breton Flags.  (S.R.) 

Our twinning with Pommerit le Vicomte is now in excess of twenty-five years which is truly a great credit to both communities.   It is the turn of the many Breton Friends to visit [read more …] “Annual Twinning Collection Receives Uplifting Response”

Pommerit Le Vicomte’s Annual Municipal Bulletin of Information 2012

We thank our Pommerit Le Vicomte Friends for sending us a copy of their very comprehensive and impressive annual Municipal Bulletin of Information published in September 2012. (S.R.)

Included in the excellent report is a review of the dedicated work of the Twinning Committee.    In our new Museum setting we hope to have a permanent

[read more …] “Pommerit Le Vicomte’s Annual Municipal Bulletin of Information 2012”

Corkmusicstation.com-Sample Broadcast Number 2–Radio Treasures

Cullens Willie Fitzgerald and his son John have recently established a new Internet Radio Station called corkmusicstation,each week the amount of people tuning into this radio station is steadily increasing and it is fast becoming well established as a place to listen to the best of music with a big emphasis on Country-and-Western and Irish music, The website for it is http://www.corkmusicstation.com/ and you may contact the station through its very own chatroom, by email or by Text. Full details are on its website, DJs on the Station include Willie himself and LTV 2 Presenter Sean Radley amongst others.

To give people a taste of what the Radio Station is like check out the youtube audio below and the corkmusicstation DJ presenting on this clip is Sean Radley which was taken from his weekly Programme Radio Treasures,this was first broadcast on Tuesday July 10 2012, in this piece Sean went to The Clara Inn Pub in Millstreet on Friday Night July 6 last to record some great music and song, so for more information go to http://www.corkmusicstation.com/

 

Twinning Association’s 2011 Christmas Get-together at McCarthy’s Bar

Members of Millstreet Twinning Association came together for a most enjoyable evening of refreshments, drinks, songs and carols at McCarthy's Bar, The Square, Millstreet on Friday night, 16th December 2011.

Joined by Ted O’Callaghan of McCarthy’s Bar and briefly by a group of visiting young people enjoying a festive night-out, the Twinning Association loving the delicious mince-pies recalled great [read more …] “Twinning Association’s 2011 Christmas Get-together at McCarthy’s Bar”

Our Visit to Brittany 2011 – Part Five

As our Breton trip continues we arrive at a port town which happens to be one of the biggest seaweed exporter centres in Europe.

And so we have reached part five of our week long Breton trip in August/September.   We begin with the very picturesque setting where there was an ancient cross where one was encouraged to [read more …] “Our Visit to Brittany 2011 – Part Five”

Our Visit to Brittany 2011 – Part Three

Our Guide gives us an excellent tour of a most interesting Museum - Le Musée des Goémoniers - when for two days we left Pommerit le Vicomte to visit Western Brittany. This Museum paid tribute to the very important Seaweed Harvesting Industry in that area and of the highly regarded people who worked in that industry.

Our Breton feature continues as we complete our visit to the local festival of St. Fiacre with its exquisite Church and superbly maintained Cemetery (features which exist throughout Brittany).   On the Monday we set off on [read more …] “Our Visit to Brittany 2011 – Part Three”

Pommerit le Vicomte Visit 2011 – Part Two

Enjoying the wonderful sunshine and magnificent setting of Pontrieux after Mass on the Sunday.

Our Sunday begins in Pommerit le Vicomte where we assemble before driving to nearby beautiful Pontrieux where we attend Mass followed by a very enjoyable stroll through the charming town which has the river flowing through making it a truly exquisite setting.   In the afternoon Yves and Josiane took me to a very interesting [read more …] “Pommerit le Vicomte Visit 2011 – Part Two”

Millstreet Visits Pommerit le Vicomte in Autumn 2011 – Part One

The very beautiful home of Yves and Josiane Allain where I was privileged to stay during our recent week in Brittany.

As promised, we begin our special feature on our recent visit to our twin town, Pommerit le Vicomte in Brittany where celebrations marking the 25th anniversary of our Twinning took place on the Friday evening (2nd Sept. 2011) …. But we begin on the previous Saturday (27th Aug.) when twenty of us left The Square, Millstreet on Darren Kealy’s bus driven by William Fitzgerald.   Leaving Cork Airport we soon arrived at [read more …] “Millstreet Visits Pommerit le Vicomte in Autumn 2011 – Part One”

Silver Anniversary of Twinning Celebrated at Pommerit le Vicomte in Brittany on Friday Evening, 2nd September 2011

Photographed at the official unveiling by the Mayor of Pommerit le Vicomte of the very impressive plaque commemorating the 25th Anniversary of the Twinning of Millstreet with Pommerit le Vicomte in Brittany on Friday, 2nd September 2011 - from left: Yves Allain, Le Maire, Anne Keane and Joseph Crom. A full comprehensive feature on the superb week of twinning activities for the twenty Millstreet Representatives so wonderfully welcomed by the Breton Twinning Committee and the many very cheerful and sincerely friendly people of this great region, will follow in a few days time. We are presently in the process of preparing the highlights from thousands of images we have taken of this past historic week in Brittany. (S.R.)

Millstreet delegation going to Pommerit-le-Vicompte

A delegation of twenty two from Millstreet are going to Pommerit-le-Vicompte in Brittany this coming Saturday for the 25th anniversary of the twinning between our towns. This article appeared on Le Télégramme.com a local French newspaper ahead of the trip (translation below):

Millstreet. Une délégation pour le 25e anniversaire du jumelage

Le comité de jumelage va recevoir une délégation irlandaise de Millstreet, du samedi 27août au samedi 3septembre, à l’occasion du 25e anniversaire du jumelage. Vingt-deuxIrlandais seront reçus dansdes familles pommeritaines. Le bureau, autour des deux présidents, Yves Allain et JosephCrom, a mis en place tous les détails du programme et des festivités. L’arrivée des Irlandais est prévue le samedi 27août. Durant leur semaine sur le sol breton, de nombreuses visites sont prévues (cap Fréhel, Dinan, découverte du Finistère, balade en famille, découverte du patrimoine local…) [read more …] “Millstreet delegation going to Pommerit-le-Vicompte”

Jumelage avec Millstreet (Twinning with Millstreet)

The year was 1985 and a group from Millstreet were in France to formalize the twinning of Millstreet and Pommerit-le-Vicompte. Above is a newspaper cutting from a French newspaper of the time. The caption reads ” Wednesday afternoon was devoted to a visit to Argoat. ” [read more …] “Jumelage avec Millstreet (Twinning with Millstreet)”

A Good Hat Day!

Pictured at the 25th Anniversary of Millstreet / Pommerit-le-Vicomte Twinning Association on 18th September 2010 at Liscahane where a tree was planted and a plaque unveiled - wearing distinctive hats on the occasion (on left) Bernard, an Artist from Pommerit-le-Vicomte and Brendan Murphy of LTV2 Millstreet (Seán)

Twinning Associations Mark 25th Anniversary

Yannick Perrot unveils the special plaque at Millstreet's Carnegie Hall on Friday, 24th September 2010 marking the 25th anniversary of the Twinning between Pommerit-le-Vicomte in Birttany and Millstreet. Also included is Anne Keane (Chairperson, Millstreet Twinning Association) and Thierry Raffan of Brittany who acted as Interpreter. The plaque reads as follows: "25th Anniversary - Giorraíonn beirt bóthar (Company shortens the road) - 24th Sept. 2010." The historic occasion was also recorded by LTV2 Millstreet. (Seán)

Welcome to our Friends from Pommerit-le-Vicomte

Our twelve Friends from our Twin Town, Pommerit-le-Vicomte in Brittany pictured at Macroom Road, Millstreet on Saturday, 18th Sept. 2010 following the tree planting ceremony and the unveiling of a special plaque marking 25 years of twinning between our two communities. (Seán)

Pommerit-le-Vicompte Visitors

This weekend Millstreet welcomes twelve visitors form its Breton twin town Pommerit le Vicomte for a week. Residing with host families, the visiting party are due to arrive in Millstreet on Saturday at noon. From a formal twinning in 1985, key areas of mutual interest have been developed and copper-fastened on the latest chapter, described as one of the memorable visits undertaken between the centres. Everyone who would like to join the the twinning activities is very welcome. The schedule for the week is:

  • Sat 18th 12pm approx: Arrival and lunch with host families in McCarthy’s
  • Sat 18th 2pm: Tree planting ceremony – Cork road.
  • Sun 19th: Day with the host families
  • Sun 19th 8pm: Riverdance at the INEC Killarney
  • Mon 20th: Visitors leave Millstreet on a 2 day tour
  • [read more …] “Pommerit-le-Vicompte Visitors”

Twinning Twirl

Not so much a dancing but a talking "twirl" by members of Millstreet Twinning Association who had a very pleasant get together at McCarthy's Bar, The Square, Millstreet on this Sunday evening (22nd August) in the knowledge that Cork are now in the All-Ireland Football Final. Our Friends from Pommerit-le-Vicomte will be arriving in Millstreet on 18th September 2010 marking the 25th Anniversary of the official twinning of our two communities. (Seán)

Pommerit-le-Vicomte, our Breton Twin Town

Snow (some 20 cms!) pictures from  Pommerit-le-Vicomte, our very special Breton Twin Town, very kindly emailed to us by Yannick Perrot whose picture from our Brittany visit of 2006 I also feature.   We are truly uplifted to note that Yannick and many good Friends in our very beautiful Twin Town (with which we are twinned almost 25 years) are regular visitors to our website.