Christmas Eve 2019 Midnight Mass (now celebrated at 10pm) in St. Patrick’s Church, Millstreet was concelebrated by Canon John Fitzgerald, P.P., Fr. Paddy O’Byrne and Fr. Seán Tucker with the liturgy wonderfully enhanced by Millstreet Church Choir. A special presentation was made to Jane Daly as Director supreme of the Church Choir. Here we share some ten images from the very special annual occasion. Tap on the images to enlarge. (S.R.) [read more …] “Christmas Midnight Mass in Millstreet 2019”
Tommy Ring moved from Cullen to New York in 1957, one of many that left behind what was known as the decade of doom. He featured this week in an article about the Seniors Christmas Lunch at the New York Irish Centre:
… While measures of success can be hard to quantify, on an anecdotal level, the regulars at the New York Irish Centre appear to have had no regrets, and were able to push past feelings of homesickness and loneliness to build lives here, often ending up in Irish-centric enclaves like Woodside in Queens.
Tommy Ring, who left Millstreet, Co. Cork in 1957 as a “strapping young lad” at the age of 20, was motivated by the same thing that drove so many of Ireland’s youth over the Atlantic at that time: opportunity.
In New York, he found it in the form of a career spanning 43 years as a ramp serviceman in two of the city’s major airports; 10 of them at JFK and 33 at its sister airport, LaGuardia.
And unlike the diaspora of the previous century, there wasn’t as much of a sense of finality in moving to the US.
“I used to go back to visit [Ireland] twice a year,” he said, referencing one of the perks of working for the airports. “We got free travel after 15 years.”…
Please note that the time has been moved forward to 7pm from 7:30pm.
Children’s Christmas Songs
on Friday 20th December at 7.00 pm
in Aubane Community Centre.
All very Welcome.
Pop into our Millstreet branch and enter our Christmas Elfie Competition to be in with a chance of winning a €50 One for All Gift Card. Simply take a quick pic and send it to us via Facebook or Instagram!
Our 39th Annual Christmas Mass and party will be held in Cullen Community Centre on Saturday December 7th at 1.00 pm. Invitations will be sent to approx. 100 special guests and their families. Our Christmas Mass and Party continues to be the highlight of the year, where many friendships are renewed and new ones formed at this Annual get-together. Following Mass refreshments and delicious food is served and then all take the floor for a great evening of disco music, song and dance. Each guest then receives a Christmas Gift. This party is a great meeting place for friends to relax and chat.
Any new families are very welcome to attend, details from any committee member or call 02979055 in the afternoon only for more info.
CHRISTMAS CABARET- COOLCOWER HOUSE – As there is no venue available to host the Annual Pantomime, Lee Valley Panto Group have decided to assist 4 charities this year by performing Christmas Candlelight Cabaret at Coolcower House Macroom on the 13th and 14th of December at 8pm. The charities are as follows: Marymount Hospice, Macroom Hospital, St Vincent DePaul and Sullane Haven .
An ideal opportunity for your Christmas party night out while supporting worthy charities. Tickets €20 available at Evelyn’s Shop, and enquires also to 0872755080 and 0872322505.
GOOD NEWS FOR CHILDREN – There will be a special Sing A Long Christmas performance for children’s chorus on Sunday 15th from 2.30 to 4pm with many surprises including a very welcome Christmas guest.
Further details below: [read more …] “Christmas Cabaret At Coolcower House”
We thank the Happy Couple – Sinéad Murphy & Denny Twomey for permitting us to share some 18 images from the very many pictures recorded at their Wonderfully Happy Wedding Day which took place at St. Patrick’s Church, Millstreet with Reception afterwards in the Great Southern Hotel, Killarney on Sat. 15th Dec. 2018. Every Happiness, Health and Joy to Sinéad and Denny in the years ahead. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.) [read more …] “Wonderful Wedding with a Truly Magical Christmas Theme”
Before Christmas the Presentation National School held a concert in St. Patrick’s Church in Millstreet. They were brilliant on the night. Below is a video of them singing “When the Saints Go Marching In”
Millstreet Parish Choir, Millstreet Pipe Band & All at St. Patrick’s Church maintain a wonderfully loyal tradition at Christmastime and on Welcoming the New Year. Here we share some 12 images illustrating these uplifting customs when we visit the Church on Christmas Eve and The Square on 31st Dec. 2018. A very Happy & Healthy 2019. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.) [read more …] “Loyal to Magnificent Millstreet Annual Traditions”
Dick Pomeroy & Co.
Wishing all our Clients & Friends a Happy and Peaceful Christmas
and Very Best Wishes for 2019.
Thank you all for your custom during 2018.
Pomeroy’s Clara Inn
Wishing all our Customers and Friends a Happy Christmas and Best Wishes for 2019!
We would like to thank you all for your custom during 2018.
The staff at
O’Leary Precision Engineering
would like to wish all their customers
a very Happy Christmas
and a Prosperous 2019
The true spirit of Christmas is in evidence throughout Millstreet Town with the official turning on of the Christmas Lights at The Square on Friday evening (7th Dec. 2018) revealing a magnificent festive creation, the Christmas Jumper GAA Run in aid of Irish Cancer Society on Saturday and people adding Christmas magic to shop windows with outdoor Christmas Trees further enhancing the atmosphere. This year our Christmas Tree is located near the Corner by the original Tom Radley’s Forge. Here we share a variety of images illustrating that wonderful Christmas Spirit. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.) [read more …] “Magical Christmas Spirit 2018 in Millstreet”
Millstreet Vintage Club Christmas Party is happening on this Saturday Night Dec 8th at Corkerys Bar in Millstreet, Kicks Off from 9pm. Everybody Welcome.
Aubane Social Club Christmas Diary 2018.
Aubane Set Dancing Party on Monday 17 th December with the Shandrum Ceili Band.
Annual Christmas Morning Climb of Mushera on 25 December at 10.30 am in aid of the Irish Community Rapid Response Air Ambulance. Bucket collection on the day.
Around the Fireside on Thursday 27 December at 8.30pm in Aubane Community Centre.
Following on from Millstreet Vintage Clubs first ever Weekend Away/Car Run to West Cork/ Bantry held over the past Weekend the Club have a number of important Events happening in December and into the New Year listed below.
Millstreet Vintage Club Christmas Party on Saturday Night Dec 8th at Corkerys Bar in Millstreet, Kicks Off from 9pm. Everybody Welcome.
Presentation of the Proceeds from the Recent Tractor Run for CART organised by Millstreet Vintage Club will be held at the Pub in Carriganima on Saturday December 15th at 9pm Refreshments will be served,Everybody Welcome.
Millstreet Vintage Club Annual AGM will take place on Thursday 10th January 2019 in the Millstreet Parish Centre at 8.00pm sharp. All Club Members please Attend and anyone out there interested in Vintage/Classic Cars/Bikes and Tractors are more than welcome to come along to the Meeting and join our Club.
Some Pictures below from a Great Weekend in West Cork and images of the upcoming Events/Meetings the Club are hosting.