Women’s Little Christmas Ball 2017/18

The Wallis Arms – Womens Christmas Celebration
An Excellent Event Each year.
Proceeds go to Reach Out Cancer Support (ROCS) Millstreet. Tickets are now available to be purchased at the Wallis Arms. Only a limited number available – so purchase early to avoid disappointment. [fb]

Aubane Community Christmas Diary 2017.

  • Aubane Annual Christmas Mass & Party takes place on Friday December 1st at 8.30pm.
  • Presentation of Awards from the Aubane Social Club to our All Ireland winners Darragh Twomey (Music) and Megan Lehane (Boxing).
  • Recital of the Rosary on Tuesday 12 December at 8.00pm at Aubane Community Centre.
  • Set Dancing Christmas Party on Monday 18 December No Set Dancing then until Monday 8th Jan 2018.
  • Annual Christmas Climb on Christmas Morning 25 December.
  • Around the Fireside on 28 December at 8.00pm.

Looking Back on a Wonderfully Colourful Festive Season in Millstreet & Kilcorney

As the three Wise Men arrive in the Crib and with the marking of Women’s Little Christmas on 6th Jan. 2017 we reach the end of the Festive Season.  Here we share a selection of images which illustrate how wonderfully colourful it has been.  We view the School Plays, the Weddings, the decorations, the book launch, the Christmas Jumper tradition and much more.   Click on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.)And here we share further pictures of the Festive Season in Millstreet and Kilcorney (Nativity Play above took place in Kilcorney Church in December 2016.) [read more …] “Looking Back on a Wonderfully Colourful Festive Season in Millstreet & Kilcorney”

Mushera Christmas Climb 2016

Fair play to all that braved the Mushera Mountain Climb on this wet and windy Christmas morning, in aid of our local Reach Out Cancer Support. Not for the faint heartded as the rain was horizontal on top of the mountain, but here’s a few of those that went up:

There was no hanging around at the top, and only this small group was there when we arrived  Clara and Ainsey were collecting donations for ROCS at the start of the climbJohn Dineen, John Twomey, Darragh Twomey and Michael O’Riordan were having a break in some shelter

Michelle and her greyhound. He wasn’t liking the weather!

[read more …] “Mushera Christmas Climb 2016”

A Christmas Childhood

One side of the potato-pits was white with frost –
How wonderful that was, how wonderful!
And when we put our ears to the paling-post
The music that came out was magical.

The light between the ricks of hay and straw
Was a hole in Heaven’s gable. An apple tree
With its December-glinting fruit we saw –
O you, Eve, were the world that tempted me

To eat the knowledge that grew in clay
And death the germ within it! Now and then
I can remember something of the gay
Garden that was childhood’s. Again
[read more …] “A Christmas Childhood”

A Christmas Tour of Millstreet Town 2016

On Friday, 23rd Dec. 2016 we went on a brief tour of Millstreet Town so as to share glimpses of the countdown to Christmas.  We got to meet Niall O’Connor and Joe Fitzgerald at Supervalu and we met Sgt. Paul Lynch on dutyFr. Jim Kennelly was visiting his native Millstreet.  We share the many colourful scenes in Minor Row, The Square, Main Street, Church Street, The Bridge and West End.  We’ve lots more to share in an upcoming feature but we hope that you will now enjoy almost 90 images of Christmas 2016 in our native hometown.  We view the first six here and then continue with the main feature where you will be able to see them enlarged when you click on the various pictures.  Happy Viewing and a very Happy Christmas to All.  (S.R.) And now we continue with over 80 Christmas views of Millstreet. [read more …] “A Christmas Tour of Millstreet Town 2016”

Christmas Videos and Photos from Presentation N.S.

In the lead up to Christmas Presentation National School have posted some videos and photos, of their singing, music, and school work. The children are just wonderful.
(Click the links to see the videos and photos)

Video: Away in a Manger: Some children from R4 visited the crib today and here we share this special song they sang so beautifully.

Video: Jingle Bells: Here we share a recording of Jakub playing ‘Jingle Bells’ on the keyboard. Jakub started music lessons with Mrs. Twomey just two months ago but is already making super progress. Well done Jackub!

Video: Christmas Songs with the Bear in the Square: Some of our R4 Junior Infant children singing Jingle Bells with the ‘Bear in the Square’!

Photos: Christmas Production: Junior & Senior Infants

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Photos: Christmas Production: 3rd & 4th Class

Photos: Christmas Art: We have been very creative in the lead up to Christmas. Have a look at all our art….

[read more …] “Christmas Videos and Photos from Presentation N.S.”

Christmas Carols Singing at Herlihy’s Centra Millstreet Wednesday 10:30 a.m.

You are all invited to

Christmas Carol Singing

 by Students from

Millstreet Community School  Wednesday 14th December at Herlihy’s Centra Millstreet at 10.30 a.m.

 Everyone is welcome!

We thank Greg for this festive notice.  (S.R.)

Annual Christmas Morning Climb of Mushera Mountain

Annual Christmas Morning Climb of Mushera takes place on Christmas Day Morning Sunday 25 December at 10.30 am. This year the proceeds go to Reach Out Cancer Support Group. The fund is open now if you would like donate you can give this to myself John F Kelleher Aubane Social Club or any member of the Reach Out Cancer Support Group. Please support this great group as there will be a bucket collection on the morning of the climb.  We thank John F. Kelleher for the notice and splendid photo of a snow clad Mushera Mountain  Click on the image to enlarge.  (S.R.)mushera-snow-jf-kelleher-1000

Magical Christmas Lights 2016 Officially Turned on in Carriganima

Catherine Goggin and Gobnait McSweeney pictured with Seán Murphy and members of Millstreet Community singers as both turned the spectacular Christmas Lights in Carriganima on Sat. 3rd Dec. 2016. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R)
Catherine Goggin and Gobnait McSweeney pictured with Seán Murphy and members of Millstreet Community Singers as both officially turned on the spectacular Christmas Lights in Carriganima on Sat. 3rd Dec. 2016. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R)
"The Pub" in Carriganima before the installation of Christmas Lights.
“The Pub” in Carriganima before the installation of Christmas Lights.
The magical effect of the magnificent Christmas Lights in Carriganima 2016.
The magical effect of the magnificent Christmas Lights in Carriganima 2016.

Putting up the Christmas Lights

Great credit and a special thanks must go to all the volunteers who were back out all around the town on Monday and Friday evenings last week, putting all the Christmas Lights back in place, and making Millstreet feel like Christmas for the coming season. Also a special note of thanks to Millstreet Country Park who have donated our wonderful Christmas Tree once again. Some photos from the evening are below, but a few helper elves got away without being photographed ! – from the Millstreet Lights Committee


[read more …] “Putting up the Christmas Lights”

Aubane News – Community Alert Annual Meeting plus Christmas Mass/Party

Aubane community alert annual crime prevention public meeting on Tuesday 22nd Nov. at 8.30 pm in Aubane Community Centre. All welcome. Members of An Garda Siochána will be in attendance.
Aubane Social Club Annual Community Christmas Mass and party at Aubane Community Centre on Thursday 1st Dec.  at 8.00 pm. All welcome.
We thank John A. Kelleher for the updates.  (S.R.)

Christmas 2015 Visitors to Millstreet

The Two Derrys!  On right is Derry O'Leary from Toorbonia, Millstreet pictured recently with his nephew Derry Sheehan from Australia while below we met with Aidan McCaul with his Grandson from Cork.  Over the Christmas 2015 period many people with Millstreet roots visited the area.  Click on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.)
The Two Derrys! On right is Derry O’Leary from Toorbonia, Millstreet pictured recently with his nephew Derry Sheehan from Australia while below we met with Aidan McCaul with his Grandson Eoin from Cork. Over the Christmas 2015 period many people with Millstreet roots visited the area. Click on the images to enlarge (S.R.)

3Christmas 2015 Visitors to Millstreet -6002Christmas 2015 Visitors to Millstreet -600Above – from left: Phil, Derry and Joan with the Millstreet Parish Church Calendar. [read more …] “Christmas 2015 Visitors to Millstreet”

Wonderfully Colourful Christmas 2015 at Rathcoole Playschool

Wonderfully colourful festive drama plus a visit from Santa at Rathcoole Playschool. We thank Maura Foley for the images. Click on the pictures to enlarge. (S.R.)
Wonderfully colourful festive drama “Our Christmas Play” plus a visit from Santa at Rathcoole Playschool in December 2015.  We thank Maura Foley for the images. Click on the pictures to enlarge.  (S.R.)

December 21st. Christmas Play 2015 014-600 Santa and Pola-600 December 17th. Play rehearsels 2015 009-600And we have more splendid images from the very enjoyable occasion in December 2015.

[read more …] “Wonderfully Colourful Christmas 2015 at Rathcoole Playschool”

Christmas 2015 at Cloghoula N.S.

Christmas 2015 at Cloghoula N.S. included the celebration of Mass by Canon John Fitzgerald, P.P.. Principal Mary Murphy then introduced a superb Nativity Play beautifully performed by the children followed by a wonderfully witty and enjoyable production of "Cinderella". Santa's arrival was hugely appreciated by the young people. Delicious festive refreshments were provided for all. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)
Christmas 2015 at Cloghoula N.S. included the celebration of Mass by Canon John Fitzgerald, P.P.. Principal Mary Murphy then introduced a superb Nativity Play beautifully performed by the children followed by a wonderfully witty and enjoyable production of “Cinderella”. Santa‘s arrival was hugely appreciated by the young people. Delicious festive refreshments were provided for all. Click on the images to enlarge.   (S.R.)

3Christmas 2015 at Cloghoula N.S. -6008Christmas 2015 at Cloghoula N.S. -60011Christmas 2015 at Cloghoula N.S. -600The annual occasion maintains a great tradition.  Let’s now view a further sixteen images from the festive event which took place on 15th Dec. 2015. [read more …] “Christmas 2015 at Cloghoula N.S.”