Upcoming Features on our Website from 21st July 2018

The following images illustrate a variety of topics for which we’re presently preparing full features which will be uploaded later.  Click on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.)

Mícheál Martin, Leader Fianna Fáil, visits Millstreet’s Cúl Camp with Michael Moynihan, T.D..
Cúl Camp 2018 at Millstreet Town Park with special guest Darragh Fitzgibbon – renowned GAA Star from Charleville….pictured at back left with dark blue jacket.
Matron Margaret Collins welcomes “Peppa the Pig” – one of the real stars of the visiting Mobile Farm!
Gerard Cleary and son Colm from Hospital, Co. Limerick – Coordinators supreme of visiting Mobile Farm at Millstreet Community Hospital.
Mobile Farm at Millstreet Hospital….Funded by the Friends of Millstreet Community Hospital.

Friendly Stray Dog Found in Cullen – Now Reunited with Owner

This very friendly stray dog arrived at a house in Cullen. Any information would be much appreciated so that the dog is reunited with its owner. Contact Dan on 087 780 6466. Many thanks.  Delighted to report that the dog has now happily been reunited with its owner.   Many thanks for your help. (S.R.)

 39 battery storage compounds planned for Caherdowney

Recent objections to the Energy Storage Facility in Ballydesmond has been making headlines in the news, but few realise that there is a much larger one planned for Caherdowney, which has been in for planning since this January.

Battery storage compounds capture surplus energy from wind farms during times of excess energy (high winds, nighttime) and release it back into the power grid during times of peak consumption.

The planning states: “a battery energy storage facility which will comprise of rechargeable battery units contained within up to 39 no. 40 foot containers on site and the associated development of unit substations, a 110kV substation, security fencing, security cameras, lightning mast, new site roads and the upgrading of the existing vehicular access. The facility will connect into the adjoining Ballyvouskill ESB substation via underground cable. All associated site development, landscaping and boundary treatment works above and below ground.” [read more …] ” 39 battery storage compounds planned for Caherdowney”

Pure Cork

Local communities, organisations, and accommodation providers all over Cork are being asked to buy into the new Pure Cork Tourism brand aimed at boosting the county’s tourism offering.

Our corner of Cork needs to be represented too, so all interested parties are asked to submit your event, festival, business, or tourist attractions. The team at Pure Cork will receive your submission, review it and add it to Pure Cork website within 72 hours.  [read more …] “Pure Cork”

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.

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.

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.)

Looking for relatives of Timothy Foley

I am looking for relatives of TIMOTHY FOLEY who lived in the Millstreet area. He was born at Doon (Doonasleen) on the 17 July 1902. I recall being told his daughter played cards at Marion’s Bar (McCarthy’s Bar) some 12 or 14 years ago. I myself am from Doon trying to help a relative of the Foleys in Idaho USA. Like to know where Foleys are buried. I suspect the old cementery Cullen. She is visiting Ireland in August, and any help is welcome. I live in New York. Would like to hear from you. <email> [read more …] “Looking for relatives of Timothy Foley”

“Where the Road Takes Me” Visits Bantry – C103 at 7 This Evening

We thank Presenter John Greene for advance information re this evening’s C103 programme at 7pm.  (S.R.)

This week on Where the road takes me, John Greene examines people and
events that have shaped the town of Bantry during the 20th century.

* There’s William Martin Murphy for instance – His tangle with
union leader Jim Larkin during the Dublin Lock-out, overshadowed his
achievements back in Bantry.

* The Bantry GP who has eliminated men’s favourite excuse for not
going to a doctor.

* How the town got back on its’ feet after the Whiddy Island
disaster of 1979

AND….. [read more …] ““Where the Road Takes Me” Visits Bantry – C103 at 7 This Evening”

Highlights of Wonderful St. Patrick’s Weekend 2018

What an exciting (and chilly) weekend it’s been when Daniel and Majella were accorded a royal welcome by Eily and the people of Millstreet and beyond (images of this we cannot share at the moment but at a later point permission will hopefully be granted)….when Millstreet Pipe Band performed inside and outside the Church…when Carriganima has its very own Snow Parade (!) with Fr. A. Wickham as its Grand Marshal (organizer Seán Murphy is very grateful for such wonderful support on such a cold day)…when Green Glens hosted a spectacular music event with well over 4,000 young people attending.  Here we share a selection of images from this special weekend.   We shall add lots more later. Click on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.) [read more …] “Highlights of Wonderful St. Patrick’s Weekend 2018”

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

Grit Locations and Roads to be Salted

Ahead of the severe weather this week, Cork County Council has made grit available at over 190 locations across the county for use by local communities. Council staff are currently replenishing stocks. Full locations can be found at corkcoco.ie/node/1475. Below are the locations in the Millstreet Engineers Area:

Glantane Cross, Knocknagree; Kiskeam Graveyard entrance; Kerryman’s Table, Kilcorney; opposite Keim Quarry, Millstreet; Crohig’s Cross, Ballydaly; Adjacent to New Housing Estate at Laharn Boherbue;  Knocknagree O Learys Yard ,Boherbue Road;  Fermoyle Ball Alley, Banteer; Lyre Village; Ballydesmond Church Rd, Opposite Council Estate [1]

And for those that have to drive, here are the roads that are scheduled to be salted [1]:
[read more …] “Grit Locations and Roads to be Salted”

Killian Wears His Millstreet G.A.A. Jersey in Sydney, Australia

Delighted to share Kathy Anne Murphy’s superb photograph of Killian Murphy of Sydney – grandson of Kathy Anne and Patrick Murphy, Kilmeedy.   Proudly wearing his greatly treasured Millstreet G.A.A. jersey – Killian is son of Coral and Barry Murphy (of Kilmeedy and Sydney).   Great to have such a wonderful Millstreet G.A.A. fan in Australia flying the Irish flag for Millstreet.  Click on the image to enlarge.  (S.R.)

Acknowledgement: Nono O’Keeffe

ACKNOWLEDGMENT
O’KEEFFE, Nora (Nono), Nee Brosnan
Du Con Road, Millstreet, Co Cork
31/12/2017

Connie and family would like to express their sincere gratitude to all who sympathised with them on their recent loss.

We wish to thank all those that attended the Removal, Funeral, and Burial.

Thank you to our relatives, friends and neighbours that brought food, sent flowers, mass cards and messages of sympathy.

We are very grateful for the care and attention shown to Nono, and would like to thank Dr. Casey, Dr. McGlade, all staff at Mallow General Hospital, and staff at Araglen Nursing Home.

We are grateful to Sister Peter for leading us in praying the Rosary.

Our sincere thanks to Fr. John Fitzgerald for his guidance throughout and celebration of the funeral mass for Nono. Thanks also to the Eucharistic ministers, altar servers, parish staff, and Jerry for the beautiful music and singing; it was all so comforting for us.

Thanks to David, of Tarrant Funeral Directors for the dignified manner in which he carried out the arrangements.
A special word of thanks to Cora, for her compassion and courtesy at all times.

Thanks to Billy and staff at the Wallis Arms Hotel for the refreshments.

To the community of Millstreet, Nono’s beloved home town, we are indebted to you all for your support.

As it would be impossible to thank everyone individually, we hope this acknowledgment will be accepted as a token of our sincere thanks and appreciation.

“Ar dheis Dé go raibh a hanam dílis”

Nono’s month’s mind mass will be in St Patricks Church Millstreet on Saturday February 10th at 10am

Young Scientist 2018

“Best wishes to all the Community School students taking part in the BT Young Scientist Competition in Dublin” – Millstreet Community Council

These are the projects:

CorkMillstreet Community SchoolAn improvement to the ranking system for Ireland’s second level schools.Social and Behavioural SciencesGroup – 2 Students
CorkMillstreet Community Schoolcharcoal pencil or waterproof marker with a grip?-How to make a firefighter’s day easierTechnologyGroup – 2 Students
CorkMillstreet Community SchoolAre teenagers carrying risk factors now that we would only see in older people before?Biological and EcologicalGroup – 3 Students
CorkMillstreet Community SchoolAn investigation into the effects of heavy school bags on young peopleSocial and Behavioural SciencesGroup – 3 Students
CorkMillstreet Community SchoolNo Mower AccidentsTechnologyGroup – 3 Students

[read more …] “Young Scientist 2018”

Upcoming fundraisers for Millstreet students going to Lourdes as helpers at Easter

Ciara Manning, Denise Healy, Grace O’Connor and Aoife 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 2018 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.  Once again, thanks to everyone who supported this event.  Another one is planned for the weekend of 10th/11th February (the weekend before Ash Wednesday).  There will also be a table quiz held in The Wallis Arms on Friday 23rd February.  More details to follow.  Once again, thank you for your support.

Nollaig na mBan

As mentioned on Thursday, Graham Clifford of RTÉ Radio 1’s Drivetime Programme was in Millstreet and Carriganima to interview local ladies about the Women’s Little Christmas Celebrations in the area. The feature was aired about 5:40pm on Friday evening, and included a few words with Ann Marie Kelleher, Christopher (Barman at the Wallis Arms), Pat Randles, Noreen Dennehy, Sean Murphy and more ladies the Pub Carriganima. If you missed the feature, you can listen it on the RTÉ Player (from 1:08:40 to 1:16:00 in the programme). Below are some photos from some of the ladies that enjoyed themselves tonight in the Wallis Arms and in the Sandpit. We hope ye enjoyed yourselves tonight. Nollaig na mBan Shona Daoibh. [Listen here]

[read more …] “Nollaig na mBan”

Calling all teachers! Cork Youth Dramafest

Cork Youth Dramafest
Office: Deerpark CBS, St. Patricks Road,
Ballyphehane,
Cork.
Tel: 087 – 382 – 19 – 11         

CORK YOUTH DRAMAFEST 2018.

Calling all teachers!   Enter any class group into above festival / competition, which is open to all sizes and kinds of class group, including special needs groups.   Our Dramafest is more about participation than about winning!   So, get the kids on stage – before a live audience!

 Type of Drama: Any performance that falls between 10 and 30 mins –

single scene, one act play, mime, original script, individual performance, duo performance, individual performance, choral verse.

Adjudication:  by experienced and understanding adjudicator. Several awards.

Venue: State of the art school stage at Deerpark CBS, Cork City.

Dramafest Date: Wed. March 21st 2018.

Further Info – Contact Bill at 087 – 382 – 1911 or Aaron at 085 – 704 – 9617.