Millstreet Christmas Market

Millstreet Christmas Market

This weekend


Saturday 6th & Sunday 7th December
12-5pm each day


Visit Santa from 2.30 – 4pm each day


Huge selection of gifts,
crafts, decorations, fashion, art, baking
and much more this year


2014-12-06 Millstreet Christmas Market and tea room - poster
6th & 7th December – 12-5pm •  Santa’s Grotto 2.30 – 4pm Each Day
We’re really excited this year – We have searched far and wide for lots of new and interesting stand holders with everything from Fudge, baking, crafts, Christmas decorations, stained glass and Gifts to Accessories and fashion. Santa will be in his grotto from 2.30 to 4pm each day. [read more …] “Millstreet Christmas Market”

Preparing for “Oíche Chiúin” at Castlemagner Community Centre

Oíche Chiúin, (Silent Night) will be performed in Castlemagner Community Centre on Friday 19th, Saturday 20th and Sunday 21st of December. This is a seasonal recital of traditional and modern Christmas carols featuring both adult and child performers.

Musical Director is Neil Moylan who has been so wonderfully involved also with the recent preparation and launch of the Official CD of Millstreet Community Singers.

Registration for any children interested in taking part in the performance will take place on Sunday 16th November at 3pm until 3:45pm in the Community Centre.

All children from 2nd class upwards are welcome.

Registration for adults will also take place on the same day at 5pm.

We thank Kathleen Moylan of Castlemagner for this Notice.    (S.R.)

A little bit of us will be seen all over the world this Christmas

2014-11-06 An Post Christmas Stamp 2014 which is part of the Harry Clarke stained glass in St.Patricks Church MillstreetThere’s thrilling news this morning that a photo of part of the Harry Clarke stained glass window (Adoration of the Magi) in St.Patrick’s Church Millstreet has been selected by An Post as one of three specially commissioned stamps for this Christmas. So a little bit of Millstreet will be seen all over the world this Christmas on letters and packages.

We featured the stained glass previously when it appeared on Fr.James McSweeney’s website The photographer Bill Power is from Mitchelstown has an interest in Harry Clarke’s stained glass, has outlined in a nice piece  how it all came about:

It’s official – the news that I’ve had to sit on for a few months.

“One of this year’s three Irish CHRISTMAS STAMPS is a photograph that I was commissioned to take in May by An Post. I won’t have the [read more …] “A little bit of us will be seen all over the world this Christmas”

Santa & Christmas Market at The Secret Garden

Santa at The Secret Garden

It wouldn’t be Christmas without our legendary Santa Night! For those of you who have not joined us for this yet, you’ll be delighted to know that we are actually joined by the REAL Santa. No fake-bearded imposters at The Secret Garden! Again, there’s no charge, complimentary mulled wine and a general festive and feel-good evening with more fairy lights than you can shake a stick at.

We shall also have a Christmas Market (undercover) so a chance to buy local crafts including handmade soap, candles and jewellery.

It’s all on Wednesday 7th December 5-9pm at the Secret Garden [read more …] “Santa & Christmas Market at The Secret Garden”

Mushera Christmas Day Climb 2009

Brave souls that ventured to the top of Mushera Mountain for the annual Christmas Day Climb in aid of the Baby Jacob Trust Fund (click to see the full picture
About 40 brave souls that ventured to the top of Mushera Mountain for the annual Christmas Day Climb in aid of the Baby Jacob Trust Fund (click to see the full picture).

Despite the roads being treacherous because of rain freezing when it hit the ground, there was a good crowd who were all in good spirits. The ground was hard and icy, but the heather was good for getting grip. Thankfully it stopped raining for most of the walk, except for the last few minutes on the way down, and the wind was not as strong as it has been in the past, but the mountain was shrouded in cloud while we were up there. At the top, and on behalf of the Baby Jacob Trust Fund Jerry Pat O’Leary thanked everyone for their efforts in the difficult weather.

Wishing everyone a very happy and a peaceful Christmas.

Multi-Cultural Christmas Community Party

multicultural-600IRD Duhallow is holding a Multi-Cultural Christmas Community Party in Millstreet Community Hall on December 9th, from 6pm – 8:30pm

This event will give local children & adults the opportunity to meet new friends, have some festive refreshments and sing Christmas carols. Santa and Mrs Claus will be in attendance. The event is completely free of charge and everybody is welcome to celebrate the festive season. For further information contact Kasia at 029-60633

Tastes of Christmas – Wed 2nd Dec Community School are delighted to announce that they have secured the services of Author, Broadcaster and Chef Instructor, Frank Moynihan to present an evening of festive cooking at the School on Wednesday 2nd December at 8pm. All you need to know about preparing the most important meal of the year, and most of all what to do with the leftovers.

A Pinch of This...: Tastes of Home CookingFrank Moynihan will be remembered from his days as Food Correspondent on the Gay Byrne Radio Show on RTE Radio 1 and is author of a best selling cookery book “A Pinch of This”. The School would wish you to know that tickets for this event are limited, and are available from the School Office or any Transition Year Student. The proceeds will go to “Baby Jacob” Fund, the Irish Heart Foundation and Cystic Fibrosis.