Duhallow Community Food Services is an award winning community enterprise providing a subsidised meal service to those that are not in a position to cook for themselves and are isolated because of age, illness, lack of transport or other disadvantages that result in living in a rural area. In order to supplement the cost of producing the “meals on wheels” service, Duhallow Community Food Services expanded the business into two other key facets, bakery and contract catering. For family and community events, celebrations and gatherings, Duhallow Community Food Services offer a selection of meal options. Typically this service is used for christenings, communions, confirmations, home entertaining and wider community events.
Congrats to Millstreet Junior Hurlers who beat Tullylease in the preliminary round of the Duhallow Hurling Championship in Kanturk today by 6-10 to 2-8, scoring more goals than England left in today! The next round is against Banteer next weekend.
Also congratulations to St.Johns who defeated Lismire in the replay of Junior B County Qualifier Semi-Final by 1-13 to 0-8.
A Fujifilm S5600 Camera in a black leather camera case was lost in Millstreet around June 17th, somewhere between the Playground in the Town Park and Tanyard Wood. Contains rechargable AA batteries and 1Gb memory, but more important are the photos. If you know where it is, please contact 086-3560505.
The camera was returned thanks to one of our Polish residents.
Genealogists and family historians all over will be delighted to hear that the 1901 census of Ireland has been online for some two weeks now. There are only two complete censuses relating to Ireland: those conducted in 1901 and 1911. The 1911 census went online just under a year ago, and contains slightly more information about each individual, but the 1901 census includes the following:
Name and surname
Relation to head of family
Rank, profession or occupation
The census is hosted on the nationalarchives.ie website, and you can navigate the Census in two ways:
Dia is mhuire diobh go leir a cairde and welcome to news report 1018 from Millstreet.
Fondest greetings dear listeners and I wish you all the very best on this glorious Tuesday morning.
A very successful meeting was held at St Joseph’s Gardens on Thursday last. Organised by the social services, it was attended by representatives of Respond , members of many of our local voluntary organisations, as well as residents This first meeting of the group was chaired by Steve Kelly Community worker with the HSE. Many interesting topics were discussed but its main function was to promote more liaison between the residents and the Millstreet community at large. 19 of the 32 apartments are now occupied.
Next meeting will be held on September 2nd.
Annual Mass at St. John’s Well this Thursday June 24th at 8pm.
And on Sunday 27th they have a climb of Mushera mountain taking off at 2pm
Mass will be celebrated this Friday evening June 25th at 7pm in our Parish Church to mark the Golden Jubilee of Fr. Paddy O Byrne.
Want to Make a Difference? Become a Master Composter!
Issue date: June 16, 2010
Don’t miss this unique opportunity to learn everything you need to know about home composting and how to help people reduce waste. Cork County Council are looking for a few dedicated volunteers throughout the county to take part in an EPA sponsored master composter programme. The aim of the programme is to develop a base of community volunteers to promote the prevention of food and garden waste at home as well as encourage home composting. The programme is looking for people who have an interest in protecting our environment, who want to make a differnce in their community and who want to meet like minded people and have fun.
On Friday, 18th June 2010 Frank Kirke, musician supreme and dedicated teacher (in Newbridge, Co. Kildare) arrived in Millstreet for what he thought would be a quiet family get together at the Wallis Arms Hotel. Instead there was a surprise 50th Birthday Party arrranged where not only family but also many friends has assembled to honour this true gentleman who formerly lived at West End, Millstreet and was a wonderfully talented member of Millstreet Pipe Band. After a splendid meal and speech the night continued with a marvellous music session in McCarthy’s Bar at the Square. Here we share some images below of the very happy occasion. Special thanks to Millstreet website loyal visitor, Pádraig O’Driscoll for alerting us to this most pleasant and uplifting occasion.
Father’s Day is virtually upon us and, if this takes you by surprise or you had forgotten the exact date then Millstreet Country Park is here to tell you that Sunday 20th June is the one to remember.
Father’s and Grandfather’s sadly usually end up with generic gifts for Father’s Day from their loved ones, simply because of the lack of real options for Father’s Day gifts. Dads can be tough to buy for, and depending on their interests, there may be no obvious choice. So how about something more thoughtful than a tie for Dear Old Dad this year?
Fancy doing something different? Then why not take your Dad outside this year? Why not visit Millstreet Country Park and plan a number of Father’s Day activities and make this special day an enjoyable and memorable event for him and for the whole family.
Dia is mhuire diobh go leir a cairde and welcome to news report 1017 from Millstreet.
Fondest greetings dear listeners and I wish you all the very best on this lovely sunny Tuesday morning.
There is an important notice here from our Garda Siocana to let you know that tomorrow Wednesday June 16th is National Firearms Licencing Awareness Day.
All gun holders are asked to renew their licences on that day. Garda Stations will be open from 10am to 6pm.
Millstreet Development Group have criss-crossed out town with banners telling all and sundry that from to-day, June 14th to the 19th, every shop and business is giving big discounts, 39 in all, turning Millstreet into a real bargain–town for the next few days. Do come and sample these once-off bargains and while you are here, go to see our beauty spots, Tubrid Well, the Country Park, The Green Glens Complex, the picturesque view from our Wind-farms, and lots more. And have a meal or snack in any one of our varied food outlets.
The 2010 Cork City Marathon was run a week ago on the June Bank Holiday (Monday 7th June). It was a terrible day with all the runners drowned to the skin, but spirits were high regardless. There were a few Millstreet runners who took part mostly in the relay. These were:
The death has occurred on Sunday, June 13, 2010 of Betty TWOMEY, (née Corcoran (Dooneen, Millstreet)) of Banteer, Cork. Reposing at McCarthy’s Funeral Home, Banteer this Tuesday evening from 6.30pm, followed by removal at 8pm to St Fursey’s Church, Banteer. Requiem Mass tomorrow, Wednesday, at 12 noon. Funeral afterwards to St Fursey’s Cemetery.
The selection of the Cork Rose for this years Rose of Tralee took place last weekend. Joanie McAulliffe represented the Millstreet Country Park (where she is the Marketing Executive). Unfortunately she did not win on the night as that honour went to Laura Mitchell. Though it is great to see someone local involved.
Michael Creed TD warned the Minister for Health Mary Harney of the dire consequences of closing Community Hospitals in Macroom, Kanturk, Millstreet and Dunmanway. Speaking during a Dáil debate on Health Deputy Creed said:
Community-based medical services can thwart the onward march to acute hospital facilities if properly structured and delivered. A key component of that is community nursing facilities – the district hospitals. In my constituency, there is Kanturk, Millstreet and Macroom District Hospitals and on the fringes of my constituency, there is Dunmanway District Hospital. I see a threat hanging over those district hospitals. When concluding the debate, I would like the Minister to reassure me about their future.
On Saturday, 12th June 2010 an inspiring group which included Finbarr Leahy (with beard) and his many Friends and Family members took a refreshment break at Coleman’s Garage in Minor Row, Millstreet during a sponsored motor bike run from Cork onwards to north Co. Cork returning to Ballincollig Rugby Club – all in aid of the Irish Kidney Association. The enthusiastic group were given a Garda Escort during the trip. We also recorded a brief interview for LTV2 to be broadcast in the Autumn. (Seán Radley for www.millstreet.ie ) [read more …] “Irish Kidney Association Bike Run”
Stephen Kelly, community worker with the HSE, would like to invite residents of Millstreet to an Open Community Forum meeting in St. Joseph’s Gardens (Respond Housing beside St.Patricks Church) Millstreet on Thursday 17th June 2010 at 11am. This will be an opportunity to discuss what is happening in the local community and for local people to share ideas and views on where they live.
The meeting will be followed by some refreshments and a short walk around the walkway in St Josephs Gardens.
Everyone is welcome, if you to attend or have any questions please contact the Health Promotion Department on 021 4921641 and leave your name and telephone number.
A reminder that the final opportunity to view this week’s hour long “My Kind of Music” programme on Sky 171 which was recently recorded in the Wallis Arms Hotel (Part One of that Concert) is on this evening (Sunday) at 8.00 p.m. (Seán Radley for www.millstreet.ie)
Two Millstreet girls from the Presentation National School were representing Cork at football and camogie recently. Máire Ellen O’Connor was playing in the U12 interval game at the Cork v Tipperary Munster Senior Hurling Championship game in Páirc Uí Chaoimh, while Shauna O’Sullivan played the following Sunday in Fitzgerald Stadium Killarney the following weekend, as Cork U12 took on Kerry U12 in the interval game during the Munster Quarter Final between Cork and Kerry. Well done to the girls.
This week, Millstreet Development Group have sent out fliers with the post advertising Millstreet Shopping Week which is happening from next Tuesday 14th June to the following Saturday 19th. You can see the full brochure in the pictures below, with the shops in town offering discounts and special offers for the week: [read more …] “Millstreet Shopping Week 14th-19th June”