Presentation of Credit Union Coffee Morning Cheque

Bridget Fitzgerald of Credit Union presents the impressive cheque in aid of Millstreet Day Care Centre (Canon O’Donovan Centre) to Mary Feeley on 3rd May 2019. This resulted from a very successful Coffee Morning on Fri. 26th April at the Credit Union Centre at The Square, Millstreet. Here we share six images from that uplifting occasion. Click on the pictures to enlarge. (S.R.)

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Next Gramophone Circle Presentation on Fri. 12th July 2019

 Millstreet Gramophone Circle meeting next takes place in Millstreet Day Care Centre on Friday, 12th July 2019 at 8:15pm.   Guest Presenter is Con Kelleher of Cloghoulabeg, Millstreet.  All are very welcome.   (S.R.)

Millstreet Gramophone Circle Presentation Postponed Due to Weather

Due to the Orange Alert weather warning from 5pm this Friday, 26th April 2019 we have decided for safety reasons to postpone tonight’s Millstreet Gramophone Circle presentation. Sincere apologies for any inconvenience. Our next programme (during the Festival of Bealtaine) will be presented by Michael Drew of Boherbue at Millstreet Day Care Centre on Friday, 31st May at 8.15pm. (S.R.)

Celebrating Julia’s 105th Birthday at Millstreet Day Care Centre

On Wednesday, 17th April 2019 there was a truly special occasion at Millstreet Day Care Centre when Coordinator Mary Feeley and her wonderfully dedicated Staff organised a superb Party with music by Guest Tommy celebrating the inspiring 105th Birthday of Julia Mary Murphy of Toorbonia and also marking the fact that David Barrett as well as Matthew Broe have been residents of twenty years at MDCC.  On the occasion Julia not only sang “A Mother’s Love is a Blessing” but danced and recalled memories.   On Cork Music Station this Tuesday at 10pm on “Radio Treasures” we listen to Julia’s song and hear her memories.  Here we share a selection of some 22 images recalling the recent most enjoyable event.  Click on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.) [read more …] “Celebrating Julia’s 105th Birthday at Millstreet Day Care Centre”

St. Valentine’s Day 2019 in Millstreet

St. Valentine’s Day 2019 in Millstreet was truly celebrated when the generosity demonstrated to a fundraiser was most impressive.   To illustrate this we visited the special fundraising Coffee/Tea Morning at Herlihy’s Centra in aid of Millstreet Day Care Centre – we viewed the teddy-bear/floral display at Supervalu and we observed the many wonderfully decorated windows celebrating 14th Feb. 2019.   We share some eleven images.  Click on the pictures to enlarge.  (S.R.) [read more …] “St. Valentine’s Day 2019 in Millstreet”

Millstreet Day Care Centre Church Gate Collection This Weekend

Millstreet Day Care Centre is such a superb and important part of Millstreet Parish Life – most worthy of generous support this weekend at its Church Gate Collection. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)
Pictured at Sunday’s Church Gate Collection – from left William, Eileen, Danny and Mary.
Denis Hickey and Mary Feeley – two of the team at this weekend’s Church Gate Collection.

Corkery’s Bar Annual St. Stephen’s Day Quiz – Thank You

Corkery’s bar would like to thank everyone who took part in this years quiz. A total of €1,000 was raised which has been split between Millstreet Hospital and Millstreet Day Care Centre. A big thanks to Bernard Murphy & family members and to Mark Neville for running the quiz. A big thanks as well to Sean Radley for taking great pictures on the day. [photos]

A.G.M. of Millstreet Town Park Committee on Fri. 25th Jan. 2019

Pictured at Friday night’s A.G.M. of Millstreet Town Park which took place at Millstreet Day Care Centre. The people of Millstreet and beyond are indeed very grateful to this wonderfully dedicated Committee for coordinating the excellent management of our Town Park where such magnificent amenities are provided enhancing the daily lives of our community. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)

Wonderful Response to Corkery’s Bar Annual St. Stephen’s Day Quiz

Corkery’s Bar Annual St. Stephen’s Day Quiz was this year held in aid of
Millstreet Community Hospital and Millstreet Day Care Centre.   A capacity attendance on Wednesday, 26th Dec. 2018 guaranteed a truly successful event.   Here we share some 20 images illustrating the superbly enthusiastic and happy young participants at the annual occasion where the two Question Masters did a splendid job.  A very Happy New Year to All.  Click on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.)  [read more …] “Wonderful Response to Corkery’s Bar Annual St. Stephen’s Day Quiz”

Christmas Presentation at Millstreet Gramophone Circle Tonight

On this Friday night (14th Dec. 2018) at 8.15 in Millstreet Day Care Centre Frances Curtin of Dromagh will share her wonderful selection of favourite Christmas songs and music.  Apologies that we cannot send text reminders to our regular attendees for this month’s meeting as the group texting service has not been available for the past several days.  All are very welcome to our Christmas Presentation by Frances.   Below we feature two images from the December programme recently presented by Joe and Joan Kennelly of Inniscarra and Millstreet at Boherbue’s Music Room.   Frances Curtin is pictured first from left in the group picture.  Click on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.)

AGM 2018 of Drishane Region Project

The AGM of Drishane Region Project took place this Monday evening (10th Dec. 2018) at Millstreet Day Care Centre.  Over twenty dedicated people work in various projects in the Millstreet area including Millstreet Day Care Centre itself, GAA Community Hall, Town Park, Pitch & Putt, Gym, Astroturf and Millstreet Museum to mention but some of the work locations.   Here we share an image of some of the Coordinating Committee of the overall Project.  Click on the image to enlarge.  (S.R.)

Presentation of Impressive Quiz Cheque to Millstreet Day Care Centre

On Thursday night, 15th Nov. 2018 a truly impressive cheque of €2,000.00 was presented by Chairman of Millstreet Fianna Fáil Cumann, John A. O’Leary to Mary Feeley, Manager, Millstreet Day Care Centre.   This was the result of a most successful Donal Guiney Memorial Inaugural Quiz held at McCarthy’s Bar, Millstreet some weeks ago.   So popular was the Quiz that there were over sixty spot prizes shared on the occasion.   Asking the questions on the night was Noreen Meade before a capacity attendance.   We recorded interviews at the Presentation of the Cheque with John A. O’Leary, Mary Feeley, Deputy Michael Moynihan and with Vincent, Michael and Patrick Guiney.   This feature will be broadcast at 10pm on “Radio Treasures” on Cork Music Station on Tuesday, 20th Nov..  Here we share three images from the uplifting Presentation of the Cheque. Click on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.) [read more …] “Presentation of Impressive Quiz Cheque to Millstreet Day Care Centre”

Superb Response to Millstreet Gramophone Circle Programme

On Friday, 12th Oct. 2018 Millstreet Gramophone Circle held its monthly meeting at the splendid Halloween decorated Millstreet Day Care Centre where a full programme of recordings, song and music was presented before a large appreciative audience.  Oftentimes we are asked what type of programme is shared.  So illustrated below is the programme which I presented last night.   Each presenter shares different selections on other nights.  It will be Maurice Linehan who presents at “The Music Room” in Boherbue on Thursday, 1st Nov. 2018.   Click on the images below to enlarge.  (S.R.)

A section of the enthusiastic audience present for MGC presentation on Fri. 12th Oct. 2018.
The Programme which was presented last night at Millstreet Gramophone Circle.

Millstreet Gramophone Circle Presentation Tonight at 8:15

This month’s meeting of Millstreet Gramophone Circle which takes place this Friday, 12th Oct. 2018 at 8.15pm in Millstreet Day Care Centre, Clara Road includes a broad selection of music and song with features on Museum Audio Archives, the World of Disney and the Walton Radio Programme.  Our Presenter is yours truly.  All are very welcome.  (S.R.)

Millstreet Bridge Club Expresses Sincere Thanks for Amenity Grant

Breeda O’Keeffe, President of Millstreet Bridge Club (pictured standing on extreme right) this Monday evening expressed sincere thanks especially to Cllr. Bernard Moynihan (pictured) for Millstreet Bridge Club recently being presented with a €700.00 Grant from Cork Co. Council Amenity Funding.  To bring to reality the Electronic Bridge Scoring System the Club has spent €2,100.00.  Here we share two images from this evening’s meeting at Millstreet Day Care Centre.  Click on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.)

Birthday Celebrations at Millstreet Day Care Centre on Wednesday

We were delighted to record three wonderful Birthday Celebrations at Millstreet Day Care Centre today.  Coordinator Mary Feeley introduced us to Julia Murphy who is celebrating her 104th Birthday and who sang for us all a beautiful rendition of “My Donegal Shore” without even having to use glasses when referring to the words of the song!  Joining Julia was Kathleen Moynihan and Peg Tarrant.   A very Happy Birthday to all three splendid ladies.   Adding to the occasion there was a superb musical presentation by pupils from Presentation N.S., Millstreet.   A cheque of €500.00 was also presented to the Centre by the Pupils and Teacher Nora Murphy as the result of a recent Bake Cake Sale at the School.   Click on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.) [read more …] “Birthday Celebrations at Millstreet Day Care Centre on Wednesday”

Wonderful 90th Birthday Celebrations for Lattie Murphy, Claramore

We thank Mary Feeley for this superb picture recording the recent 90th Birthday Celebration at Millstreet Day Care Centre of Lattie Murphy, Claramore, Millstreet. We extend sincere congratulations to Lattie.  Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)

How you can help Millstreet Day-Care Centre.

If yourself or members of your family are spring cleaning please remember our Thrift Shop.  We accept bric-a-brac, children’s clothes, buggies, toys, and curtains etc., any clothes that are in good condition.  All proceeds from the shop go towards the Day-Care Centre.

We also accept clothes not fit for resale e.g. old curtains and blankets, quilt covers, towels etc.  We sell them for recycling to the National Council for the Blind.  Not alone does this create an income for the Council for the Blind but we put the money we get from them into our Social Fund – which helps pay for tutors and volunteers (music, exercise classes, red cross etc).

Old clothes can be handed into the Thrift Shop or the Millstreet Day Care Centre.

Any donations or unwanted china especially (cups and saucers) would be greatly appreciated.

We try to provide as much entertainment as possible during the day – birthday parties, sing-along, exercises, games etc., but funding is always a problem.

Thank you all for your continuing support and please encourage your neighbours or friends to come and join us.

We thank Mary Feeley for this superb insight into support for the Centre.  We now share a selection of images recorded at the recent reopening of Millstreet Day Care Centre following most impressive renovations.

Sincere Thanks to All Who Made the Official Opening of Millstreet Daycare Centre Such a Superb Success

The Management of Millstreet Daycare Centre wish to thank all of you who attended our recent opening and very generously gave donations on the day.

A special thanks to those who gave their time and expertise voluntarily on the day.

  • Jerry Pat, Olga, Paulina and Claire who did great work on the BBQ.
  • Mary Jo and Pat Bucke for entertaining us with their music and songs.
  • Sheila , Vera, Mary, Teresa, Breda, Sheila and Danny for providing the lovely tea/coffee and refreshments.
  • Aoife and Jennifer for decorating the young boys and girls with their face painting.
  • The Red Cross for providing ambulance and first aid cover.
  • The wonderful photographers Seanie, Breda and Geraldine. Also to John Tarrant for highlighting our day on the Corkman.
  • To all the Day Centre staff, Maureen, Denis, Chris and others who did trojan work in preparation for the day and to everyone else who helped in any way. We really appreciate the voluntary contribution from the members of the community.  
  • We thank Mary Feeley for this important message.  (S.R.)

Many thanks to all of you for making the day the success it was.

Superb Celebration of Nora’s 90th Birthday at Millstreet Day Care Centre

Nora Tarrant celebrating her wonderful 90th Birthday with the superb Staff of Millstreet Day Care Centre on Wednesday 7th June 2017. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)
Nora being congratulated on her 90th Birthday by 103 years young Julia Murphy. Truly marvellous “Tír na nÓg” inspirational ladies!
Sheila Murphy pictured with Nora Tarrant. Sheila and her splendid Staff provide the most delicious meals for the many residents and visitors as well as providing a “Meals on Wheels” very valuable service.
Sheila Fitzgerald who coordinated the excellent musical entertainment for the Birthday Celebrations pictured with Mary Feeley who is synonymous with the magnificent Millstreet Day Care Centre and its most impressive development over the past two decades.

And we continue to share over 75 more images from the wonderful celebration.   We wish Nora a very Happy 90th Birthday and we thank her for continuing to superbly enrich the lives of so many people.  [read more …] “Superb Celebration of Nora’s 90th Birthday at Millstreet Day Care Centre”

Superb Reopening of Millstreet Day Care Centre Today in Splendid Weather – Part 1

Dr. Michael Feeley cutting the ribbon marking this afternoon the official opening of Millstreet Day Care Centre. Here we share some 24 images from the truly historic day. Part 2 with lots more pictures will feature later in the week.  Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)

And we share some further pictures of the magnificent occasion blessed with excellent weather. [read more …] “Superb Reopening of Millstreet Day Care Centre Today in Splendid Weather – Part 1”

Official Reopening of Truly Magnificent Millstreet Day Care Centre Today

Damien Bradley & Tony McCarthy putting the finishing touches to their hugely impressive project at Millstreet Day Care Centre which has been inspired by Mary Feeley and her wonderfully dedicated Team. The attention to detail by Damien, Tony & Mary is hugely inspirational. The New Centre will totally delight All who will be attending the official reopening from 2 to 4 pm today (28th May 2017).  The original Canon O’Donovan Centre opened on 18th Dec. 1994 has been a true gem in our community…Now the exquisite development has brought it to a new most impressive level. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)
Some of the many who attended Millstreet Gramophone Circle Bealtaine presentation on Friday night. Presenter Tim Murphy who shared a marvellous programme is seated in centre.

Canon O’Donovan Centre is expanding and looking for new Residents

Residents and Visitors at the Cannon O'Donovan CentreMILLSTREET HOUSING
CANON O DONOVAN CENTRE

We are planning to build 6 houses in the near future to add to our existing stock of 10 semi-sheltered houses. This project will be completed in 2016. If you live in Millstreet or the Duhallow area and are interested, now is the time to apply. Maybe you know a family member or a neighbour who would find semi sheltered housing suitable for their needs, Contact us immediately to get your name on a waiting list – applications forms are available by writing to Millstreet Day-Care Centre or by phoning 029-70926 between 9am and 4pm Monday – Thursday.

Celebrating 21 Years of the Magnificent Millstreet Day Care Centre

How truly blessed we are here in Millstreet to have such a magnificent Day Care Centre for the past 21 years. The 21st Anniversary was recently celebrated in the presence of its Coordinators, Residents and Guests at the wonderfully welcoming Centre. Delighted to note that plans for extension are presently being envisaged. Support for Millstreet Day Care Centre is greatly encouraged. Every success to All throughout 2016. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)
How truly blessed we are here in Millstreet to have such a magnificent Day Care Centre for the past 21 years. The 21st Anniversary was recently celebrated in the presence of its Coordinators, Residents and Guests at the wonderfully welcoming Centre. Delighted to note that plans for extension are presently being envisaged. Support for Millstreet Day Care Centre is greatly encouraged. Every success to All throughout 2016. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)

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Magnificent Lackabawn Vintage Cheque for Millstreet Day Care Centre

Following the hugely popular Lackabawn Vintage Day in August 2015 a truly magnificent cheque for €2,500.00 was recently presented to Millstreet Day Care Centre to assist with future developments.  From left:  Kathleen Healy, Millstreet Community Housing and Day Care Centre, Ann & John Barry of Lackabawn Vintage Project, Mary Feeley, Coordinator, Millstreet Day Care Centre and Anne Cowman,  Millstreet Community Housing and Day Care Centre.   Click on the image to enlarge.  (S.R.)
Following the hugely popular Lackabawn Vintage Day in August 2015 a truly magnificent cheque for €2,200.00 was recently presented to Millstreet Day Care Centre and Community Housing Complex to assist with future developments. From left: Kathleen Healy, Millstreet Community Housing and Day Care Centre Committee Member, Ann & John Barry of Lackabawn Vintage Project, Mary Feeley, Coordinator, Millstreet Day Care Centre and Anne Cowman, Millstreet Community Housing and Day Care Centre Committee Member. Click on the image to enlarge.  (S.R.)