*********Postponed******* As a mark of respect on the death of our dear good friend, club member, ex Mayor, local Publican Lynda Leahy. We have decided to postpone our family fun and vintage day due to be held next Sunday. May she rest in peace!
Ballinagree Vintage and Family Fun Day on next Sunday August 19th. Official Opening of Show by newly Elected Lord Mayor of Ballinagree at 1pm, always a great Event.
The Truck Run for Jacob was a fantastic Success last Sunday. 80 Trucks took part on the day, here is a note of thanks from Mike P. Kelleher of Millstreet Vintage Club who headed up the Organising Team for the Truck Run.
Hi all just a note to say thanks to everyone that took part in the Truck Run on Sunday last, a big thank you to the Truck Drivers and Business`s that supported the run. Thanks to the Bikers for their marshalling, thanks to Tony O’Brien for the bar-b-que, thanks to TMC for covering the day, thanks to Yanis Photo for the pictures, thanks to John for the teas and coffees, thanks to all in the Club that helped out, thanks to the Garda Siochana for helping the event run smoothly, thanks to John Tarrant of the Corkman and C103 for getting the word out there and last but not least thanks to Gordon O Keeffe and Breeda O Keeffe K&L deliveries for the use of their premises, without it the run would not have been possible. Millstreet Vintage Club are pleased with the money for Jacob that was raised and and I will update with the final figure soon,hope to see you all again at the next outing. Thanks again to Everyone. Mickey P.
Millstreet Vintage Club are hosting a Charity Truck Run in aid of Jacob who was Born without Eyes on next Sunday July 29th,the Truck Run will depart from the K&L Yard in Millstreet at 12 Noon and will return back to the Yard again for the Finish which will be followed by a BBQ,all types of Trucks Vintage/Classic/Modern are very Welcome to take part,plenty Room available to Park Trailers etc,this Event is for a Good Cause and your Support would be most appreciated,the General Public are more than welcome to come along and view the Trucks either before the Start or Back at the finish at the K&L Yard or why not come out and support the Trucks as they pass along the Route on the day,for more details contact Mike P Kelleher on 087 2929430.
Millstreet Vintage Club are hosting a Charity Truck Run in aid of Jacob who was Born without Eyes,the Run is leaving the K&L Yard Millstreet on Sunday July 29th at 12 Noon and will return back to the Yard again for the Finish which will be followed by a BBQ, all types of Trucks Vintage/Classic/Modern are very Welcome to take part,plenty Room available to Park Trailers etc,this Event is for a Good Cause,Your Support Would Be Most Welcome,for more details contact Mike P Kelleher on 087 2929430.
Millstreet Vintage Club and Event Organiser Donie Lucey would like to thank everyone that took part in the Circuit of Ireland Stages Revisited Run on Sunday last,the Event was an outstanding success with 80 Cars taking part,proceedings got underway from Millstreet just after 12 Noon from where the Cars made there way through some Classic Circuit of Ireland Stages like Gortnagane,Molls Gap, Ballaghbeama and Caragh Lake which were all used on the Circuit back in 1968,the Event was a Celebration of the Ford Escorts 50th Birthday and its first International Rally win over these actual stages 50 years ago,favorable Weather conditions made for a most beautiful drive through the Scenic Cork/Kerry Countryside,before the Event began Documentation and Event Sign On was completed at the Wallis Arms Hotel in Millstreet with the Event finishing back at the Torc Hotel in Killarney by 6pm where proceedings were concluded after a well earned Meal following a busy day of driving,big thanks must go out to the Marshals/Bike Marshals and An Garda Siochana who kept the Event flowing smoothly,also thanks to all the people helping out at Event Sign On,and to the Wallis Arms Hotel and Torc Hotel for the use of there facilities,Millstreet Vintage Club hope everybody enjoyed the Run and look forward to seeing ye all again very soon.
There is no transmission of “Radio Treasures” on Tuesday 3rd July on www.corkmusicstation.com. Broadcasts will resume on Tues., 10th July at 9:30pm when we shall feature lots of superb music and song as well as interesting interviews at 10:00pm. We shall be referring also to recent events such as the recent Circuit of Ireland Rally Stages Revisited where lots of Ford Escorts appeared (as illustrated below) and we shall chat about the June presentation by Joe Kennelly at Millstreet Gramophone Circle (also illustrated here). The next Gramophone Circle presentation takes place on our national Culture Night on 21st September and will be given by Maurice Linehan. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)
This Sunday July 1st Millstreet Vintage Club are organising a Run for the Ford Escorts 50th Birthday over some Circuit of Ireland Rally Stages Celebrating the First ever Rally Win for The Ford Escort on the 1968 Circuit of Ireland Rally, open to all makes of Classic and Vintage Cars,great Route laid on,Sign on at the Wallis Arms Hotel from 10am and leaving Millstreet Town at 12 Noon. Contact Donie Lucey on 086 8545873 for more details.
Millstreet Vintage Club held a most highly successful Car Run and Barbeque on Saturday Evening last,on what was a spectacularly Sunny Summers Evening the 40km Car Run started out from Millstreet at 7.00 pm and travelled firstly down through the lovely Grounds of Drishane Castle and from there moved on to some scenic countryside as it made its way up to Knocknakilla, and then over to Saint John’s Well where there was a short stop,from here it headed on to The Kerryman’s Table and on over to Kilcorney and from there made its way to the Eagle’s Nest where another brief stop was had in stunning countryside with the Run finally winding its way on to the Event finish at Moll Carthy’s Bridge Bar where a lovely Barbeque and some refreshments was enjoyed by all.The perfect weather made for a most pleasent journey which was well received by everyone who took part.
Event Organiser John P. Kelleher and Millstreet Vintage Club would like to thank the following,
Noel C. Duggan for the use of the Shop yard to park and display all the beautiful cars and also for the use of the fantastic Drishane Grounds which looked magnificent in the Summer Sunshine,the Bush Bar for the use of their premises for event sign-on and registration,Tony O`Brien Butchers for the lovely barbeque which was provided,Herlihy’s Centra and O`Keeffe’s Super Valu Millstreet for supplying some refreshments,Matthew and Noreen Sheehan of Moll Carthy’s Bridge Bar for providing and managing a great Venue for the barbeque and to Tom of TMC Photography,Sean Radley,and John Tarrant for covering the Event for the Media and capturing some great Photos. Also many thanks to the hardworking marshals who helped along the route to keep the event running smoothly and safely with special thanks to Seanie Kelleher who acted as Route Sweeper and finally to all the people who brought out their lovely motors and took part,we say a Big Thank You to Each and Everyone of You,and hopefully we see ye all again very soon. Photos Tom Corbett.
Millstreet Vintage Club BBQ Run on next Saturday June 23rd,Sign on at Bush Bar from 5.30pm to 6.45pm with take off at 7.00pm,Nice 40km Route laid on followed by BBQ at Moll Carthys Bridge Bar,Great Event always,not to be missed,All Vintage and Classic Cars welcome,for more details Contact John P Kelleher on 087 8300494
Millstreet Vintage Club are holding a Tractor Run on Tommorrow Sunday May 13th, Sign on is at the Wallis Arms in Millstreet from 11am with Take Off at 12.30 pm Sharp,Nice Scenic Route planned with the Run returning back to Millstreet for the Finish. All Tractors both Old and New are welcome to take Part, for more details contact Johnny Flynn at 087 9230332.
Millstreet Vintage Club Tractor Run which was to be held Tommorrow Sunday April 15th has been postponed due to the Weather Conditions,it will be re-scheduled at a later Date, we will inform people on the new date once we have it set,sorry for any inconvenience caused.
Millstreet Vintage Club are holding a Tractor Run on next Sunday April 15th. Sign on at the Wallis Arms in Millstreet from 11am with take off at 12.30 pm Sharp,Nice Scenic Route planned with the Run returning back to Millstreet for the Finish. All Tractors both Old and New are welcome to take Part, for more details contact Johnny Flynn at 087 9230332.
Millstreet Vintage Club held a Highly Successful Spring Car Run on Sunday last, with 35 fabalous Cars taking part the Event was blessed with great Weather along the way, the Cars left Millstreet just after 12 noon and made there way over the County Bounds through Rathmore, Barraduff, Glenflesk, and then back over the Border into Co.Cork again with a stop at The Abbey Hotel in Ballyvourney for some refreshments, from there the Cars continued on into Macroom, then on to the Ballinagree Road, before heading up for Mushera, and from there winding down past Knocknakilla Stone Circle, and on into the finish in Millstreet, where everyone adjourned for a Meal in the Wallis Arms Hotel. The Run was well received and enjoyed by everyone that took part and both Denis O’Flynn and Bernard Crowley who organised the Event want to thank all the People that participated and supported the Run on the day and to Everyone that helped out with Marshalling, Registration etc., many thanks for your help. Also, we wish to thank the Photographers and Media People for covering the Run and to both The Wallis Arms Hotel Millstreet and the Abbey Hotel in Ballyvourney for the use of there Premises and there Hospitality, without all your help and support the day would not have been the success that it was.
We thank Matthew Twomey, Tom Corbett and Brian Duggan for the photos featured below.
The Clubs next Event is a Tractor Run on Sunday April 15th All Tractors both Old and New are welcome to take part, for more details on this contact Johnny Flynn at 087 9230332.
Millstreet Vintage Club Spring Car Run will be held on Tommorrow Sunday March 25th,All Vintage and Classic Cars very Welcome on the day,nice Route laid on,Sign on at the Wallis Arms Hotel from 10.30am with Take Off at 12 Noon,for Enquiries contact Denis on 087-2033350 or Bernard on 087-7924406.
With St Patricks Day almost here Millstreet Vintage Club is encouraging all Members and Non Members alike to bring there Vehicles out for to participate in the many Parades that will be happening around the place,in particular the Club would like to have a big Representation at the Millstreet Parade which will be taking place at 5pm on Sat March 17th,people wishing to take part are asked to assemble at the Green Glens Yard next to the Recycling Center at 4.30pm, for more details you can contact Dan O`Riordan on 087 2452569 or Donie Lucey on 086 8545873,other St Patricks Day Parades that have invited Club Members to attend are Rathmore on Sunday March 11th at 2pm, Knocknagree on St Patricks Day at 10.30pm,Ballinagree on St Patricks Day Parade at 12 Noon and finally Carriganima St Patricks Day Parade which takes Place on Sunday March 18th at 3 pm,Please support as many of these as possible.
Millstreet Vintage Club are looking forward to a very Busy 2018 Season with there first Event of the Year already after taking place which was a well supported Cars Coffee Chat Morning in January, below is a list of the Events planned for 2018.
Car Run leaving Millstreet on Sunday March 25th
Cars Coffee Chat Morning at Cafe Aroma on Easter Sunday April 1st
Tractor Run Sunday April 15th
Tractor Run Sunday May 13th
Car Run and BBQ Saturday June 23rd
Charity Truck Run leaving Millstreet on Sunday July 29th
Ford Escort 50th Celebration Run over Classic Rally Stages Sunday August 12th
Car Run Sunday September 9th.
CART Tractor Run Carriganima Sunday September 16th.
Millstreet Vintage Club Model Toy Show Sunday Oct 14th in Dromtariffe.
More Details to Follow on Events Soon, Enquiries to 087 7924406
The Cars Coffee Chat Morning held by Millstreet Vintage Club on Sunday Morning last was an outstanding success. Close on 20 Vintage and Classic Cars converged on the Town on what was a wet morning where the Group met up at Cafe Aroma for some refreshments and a most enjoyable chat. Millstreet Vintage Club would like to thank all the Car Enthusiasts who turned up on the morning, with some travelling long distances, and also the Club would like to thank Noreen of Café Aroma for supplying a great Venue and Hospitality, and also to Sean Radley, Tom Corbett, and John Tarrant, for taking time out to take photos of the proceedings. Over half the cars on display were Ford Escorts of various ages in what was a celebration of the 50th birthday of a very famous car. Below are a couple of images from the event itself:
First Event of 2018 for Millstreet Vintage Club is a Car Coffee Chat Morning at Café Aroma in Millstreet which takes place on Tomorrow Sunday Jan 21st from 11am to 3pm,the Club will be Celebrating the 50th Birthday of the Ford Escort and all Cars Bikes Tractors etc are welcome on the day but in particular Ford Escorts of all Ages and Marks to celebrate 50 Years of this Iconic Car,For more details Contact Donie on 086 8545873.
Millstreet Vintage Club would like to wish Everybody a very Happy Christmas and a Prosperous New Year,we thank Each and Every one of you for your support at all our Events during the past Year and we look forward to meeting ye all again in 2018.Enjoy the Festive Season.
Millstreet Vintage Club held a very successful AGM earlier tonight Wednesday Dec 13th at The Parish Centre in Millstreet.
There were over 30 people in Attendance comprising of both current Club Members and also a significant number of New people who joined the Club on the Night of the Meeting as well.
Dan O`Riordan Club Secretary outlined and recapped on a very successful and busy year for the Club in 2017 with many great events being held including a highly successful Vintage Day, Car Runs, Tractor Runs, Barbeque, Cars/Chat, Coffee Mornings, Model Show etc taking place and as a result the Club raised over €6,400 along the way during the year as well for some very worthy Charities. Myra Sheehan Club Treasurer gave her Financial Report for The Year, and Club Chairman Donie Lucey in his address thanked all Club Members Fellow Committee Members and anyone else who may have helped the Club for all there hard work during the Course of the Year gone by.
Following this a New Committe was Elected as Follows:
Geoff O`Sullivan- President
John Barry-Vice President
Donie Lucey- Chairman
Mike P Kelleher-Vice Chairman
Tim Lucey-Assistant Secretary
Tom Mulcahy-Assistant Treasurer
Dan Barry-Assistant PRO
Luke Hurley-Safety Officer.
Finbar Hurley-Equipment Officer
Millstreet Vintage Club are planning on having a Busy 2018 with many of the Events held during 2017 being planned again for Next Year with more details to follow in due course,
The Club is always open to New Members and if you want to find out more about the Club give Donie Lucey a Call on 086 8545873 or Dan O`Riordan on 087 2452569 or you can contact any Club Member and do check out our Twitter Page https://twitter.com/MillstreetV for updates, and you can check us out on Facebook as well at https://www.facebook.com/Millstreet-Vintage-Club-1235187116516958/ or Email <email>
Millstreet Vintage Club Annual AGM will take place on this coming Wednesday 13 December 2017 in the Millstreet Parish Centre at 8.00pm sharp. All Club Members and anyone out there interested in Vintage/Classic Cars and Tractors are welcome to attend and join our Club.
A big thanks to the Millstreet Vintage Club on presenting the €1,300.99 proceeds of their Autumn Tractor Run to the Carriganima based CART Rural Transport Service Bus. Perfect weather conditions added to the enjoyment of the day, close on 70 tractors took to the road over scenic terrain to Moll Carthys Bridge for a short halt before returning to Carriganima Pub for a Barbeque and refreshments.
Co-inciding with the formal presentation was a Coffee Evening and a heat of the Millstreet Community Council Talent Competition.
On the progamme are interesting guest speakers and patrons are welcome to bring along their Vintage / Classic Ford Vehicle and park their prized possessions outside the Hotel in the Town Square in Millstreet.
Millstreet Vintage Club are holding a Celebration of 100 Years of Ford in Ireland with a History of the Ford Motor Company and Ford Family Film Show at the Wallis Arms Hotel on this coming Sunday Nov 19th starting at 3 pm, some very interesting Guest Speakers on the day and you are welcome to bring along your Vintage / Classic Ford Vehicle as well and display them outside the Hotel and in the Square in Millstreet,an Event not to be missed, Admission 5 Euro.Contact Donie on 086 8545873 for more details.
Millstreet Vintage Club presented a Cheque for 4,500 Euro to a very worthy cause in the Cancer Connect Service on Saturday Night last at a Function in The Parish Centre in Millstreet,this Money was the Proceeds from the Highly Successful Vintage Show which was held in the Town Park last August,the Cheque was presented to Neily O’Leary Chairman of the West Cork Rural Transport Scheme who was delighted with the Figure collected and thanked the Vintage Club for there hard work on organising such a great Show and to all the people that supported the Vintage Show to make this happen,and said the money would be put to good use in Maintaining and Expanding such a Critical Service in the North Cork Area.Picture by John Tarrant.
Well its been a long week with a Hurricane and a Storm just gone by which we hope everybody got through Safely and without any Difficulty,and as a Result it is only now that the Millstreet Vintage Club have got around to thanking Everybody who both attended,took part and helped in any way with our Third and most Successful Model Toy Show to date held in Dromtariffe Hall last Sunday,a Record Crowd came to see the Show on the day which was enjoyed by Everybody that attended,there were fantastic Displays on Show from Exhibitors who came from both near and far and once again Event Organisers Donie Lucey, Johnny Flynn and all at Millstreet Vintage Club would like to thank Everybody for there support and look forward to seeing ye all again Next Year. You can check out some great Photos here https://www.facebook.com/media/set/… captured by Matthew Twomeyy and more Photos by Tom Corbett at https://www.facebook.com/521710134582660/photos/…
Dont miss the Annual Model Toy Show hosted by Millstreet Vintage Club in Dromtariffe Hall on Tommorrow Sunday Oct 15th,The Show is always a great day out and there is something there for everyone both Young and Old including a wide display of Model Cars,Trucks,Tractors etc,Farm Setting Layouts,Remote Control Cars,Trucks,and Plant Hire,Dolls Houses and Furniture displays and much more,Admission is 5 Euro and Children are Free,Doors Open at 10.30 AM,for more information Contact Donie on 086- 8545873 or John on 087-9230332.
As you can see below from the Pictures Our Star Celebrity has arrived today in Millstreet after spending a couple of days Touring around the Country and should be in Dromtariffe Tommorrow Morning all going well,he got a drive from Mitchelstown to Millstreet in a K and L Truck and wants to thank K and L for that,he then went to Marios for Grub but it was shut so went to the Wallis Arms instead where he was treated very well,he then went to the Garda Station but didn’t get arrested thankfully and from there he mingled with the Locals around Town for a while,he then went to Colemans purely because he loves Tractors and is a big New Holland Fan,and from there he went on to visit Drishane and Green Glens before finishing his Tour at Mill Oils to see how the Oil Buisness in Millstreet is doing, he is now resting for the Night close to the Hall in Dromtariffe,rumour has it that Donie Lucey has given him B and B at his place but this can’t be confirmed,but what we can say is that he is still very very fired up about the Model Show now as it is so close to the day itself and is looking forward to meeting everybody Tommorrow as are all the other Celebrities including Mickey Mouse and Charlie Chaplin who are all in the area at this stage,and if you happen to come across any of them do stop and say hello or you can meet them all in Dromtariffe Tommorrow as well from 10.30 AM.
As we get yet another day closer to the Model Show in Dromtariffe the Famous Person we have been featuring on here over the last few days is still on route to Millstreet and on schedule to hopefully be in the area by Sunday just in time for the Model Show,this Morning he was sighted in Mother Hubbards Restuarant in Cashel having his Breakfast and was seen in the Town later,as you can see from the Picture below he still looks very happy as he always is,and is very excited about the Model Show,we will keep you updated on how he is getting on in his journey over the next couple of days.
The Famous Person we featured on here yesterday is still in the Country and was spotted near Portlaoise earlier today looking for a lift to Millstreet, he is still believed to be on target to hopefully be in Dromtariffe for the Model Show on Sunday next
The countdown is on to the Annual Model Toy Show hosted by Millstreet Vintage Club in Dromtariffe Hall on next Sunday Oct 15th,The Show is always a great day out and there is something there for everyone both Young and Old including a wide display of Model Cars,Trucks,Tractors etc,Farm Setting Layouts,Remote Control Cars,Trucks,and Plant Hire,Dolls Houses and Furniture displays and much more,also this Year one or two Celebrities are thinking of attending and might just turn up at the Show on the Day, as can be seen from the Photo below we already have one very famous person seen at Dublin Airport earlier with the Model Show being firmly on his mind so who knows he might be attending on Sunday, Admission is 5 Euro and Children are Free,for more information Contact Donie on 086- 8545873 or John on 087-9230332 for details.
The countdown is on to the Annual Model Toy Show hosted by Millstreet Vintage Club in Dromtariffe Hall on Sunday Oct 15th. The Show is always a great day out and has something for everyone both Young and Old. Watch this space over the coming days for news on one or two Celebrities that are thinking of attending and may appear at the Show on the Day. Admission is €5 and Children are Free. For more information, contact Donie on 086- 8545873, or John on 087-9230332 for details.
In what was one of the biggest Car Runs hosted by Millstreet Vintage Club in recent times,48 beautiful Vintage and Classic Cars left Millstreet Town last Sunday just after 12 Noon to embark on what what was a most enjoyable Autumn Car Run which travelled to The Farm Grenagh, for anyone that has never been to the Farm it is well worth a visit,on arrival at the Farm the whole Group were taken back in Time with a Tour of the many exhibits there,and this was followed by a Meal and a chance to catch up with some old Friends and to make some new Friends along the way as well,both Luke Hurley and Donie Lucey of Millstreet Vintage Club who co-ordinated the Event would like to thank each and everyone that took part in the Run last Sunday,they would also like to thank Noreen in the Aroma Cafe for providing the refreshments and Venue for sign on before we set out on our way, to the Photographers for taking Photos and covering the Run and to all the Stewards and helpers who kept the Event running so smoothly a big thank you,and we hope to see ye all again very soon.
Photos Courtesy of Matthew Twomey and Bernard Crowley