Coffee Morning to mark International Women’s Day 2020 – Wed. 4th March

Tap on the Poster to enlarge. (S.R.)

“Women Hold up Half the Sky”

To mark International Women’s Day we’d like to invite active retired ladies to a  Coffee Morning in Millstreet Parish Centre on Wednesday 4th March between 10.30am and 12 noon. 

It’ll be a chance for us to have a chat about changes in society through the years and how they have affected women. We’d love to see you there!

From: Millstreet Community School Transition Year Global Citizenship Education group (2019/2020)

MCS Computer Room Refurbishment

Millstreet Community School Parents’ Advisory Committee is raising money for the Computer Room Refurbishment.  The current Computer Room is outdated and the PCs need to be replaced. We hope to replace PCs with Chromebooks and create learning pods as per the plan above. Microsoft Office 365 across the school.  Teachers and students are now collaborating in the digital space using cloud technology.  The proposed new layout of the room will provide us with a space where students can collaborate with one another in groups during class periods.  Their work will then be available to them on the cloud for future consultation and for revision purposes. Help us to realise this vision and future proof our school!
Click the Go Find Me link to Donate.  We are hoping to complete this project before next September!Bright Days Ahead!

Proposed layout of the refurbished computer room

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Lourdes table quiz for two Millstreet students – Friday 31st January (CHANGE OF VENUE)

Please note: The table quiz will now take place in MILLSTREET GAA HALL

Ria Buckley and Hannah Keane are 5th year students at Millstreet Community School.  They will be going on pilgrimage to Lourdes for a week during their Easter holidays 2020 with the Irish Pilgrimage Trust.  They are following in a long line of other students who have gone to Lourdes as helpers and had a wonderfully fulfilling time.

The cost of their flight/accommodation is €670/person and the students are currently fundraising in an effort to cover these costs.  A successful bake sale took place in the parish centre before Christmas.

A table quiz held in Millstreet GAA Hall on Friday 31st January – €40/table of four. Everyone is welcome to take part on what should be a very enjoyable evening.

Millstreet Community School Features Superbly at BTYSTE 2020 in Dublin’s RDS

One of the many images captured during our visit to the truly magnificent BTYSTE at Dublin’s RDS on Thursday, 9th Jan. 2020. We recorded a wonderful amount of very interesting interviews for a special “Radio Treasures” programme on Cork Music Station on Tuesday, 21st Jan. from 9:30 to 11:30pm.. In this image we meet Students Darragh, Donagh and Harry with Science Teachers Eileen and Francy Lyons. We were also joined by Cancer Scientist Barbara. This important Project attracted enormous interest as did the other four Projects which we shall later share. This particular Project dealt with the Awareness of Testicular Cancer in Young Boys and Men. The very presence of such a Project at the National Exhibition could well lead to avoiding very challenging health issues through awareness of early diagnosis. Tap on the picture for further clarity. (S.R.)

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MCC Supporting MCS Students with Five Projects at BTYST Exhibition 2020

Members of Millstreet Community Council (Noel Buckley, Margaret Bourke and Jerry O’Mahony) pictured at Millstreet Community School presenting a much appreciated cheque to Principal, Pól Ó Síodhcháin in support of the Students who will be representing the School in January at the BT Young Scientist and Technology Exhibition in Dublin’s RDS with no less that five most impressive projects. Tap on the image to enlarge.  (S.R.)

Lourdes Pilgrimage Bake Sale on Sat. 14th Dec. in Millstreet Parish Centre

Two 5th year students from Millstreet Community School, Hannah Keane and Ria Buckley, will be travelling to Lourdes as helpers with the Irish Pilgrimage Trust at Easter 2020.  They are following in a long line of students who have done the same over recent years.

The cost for their week in Lourdes is €670/person.  This covers flights and accommodation.  As in previous years events will be held to help them cover this cost.  The first event will be a bake sale which is to be held on Saturday 14th December in Millstreet Parish Centre after the 6.30pm Mass.  Everyone is welcome to come along and support them in their efforts. Thank you

BT Young Scientist Survey

We would greatly appreciate if you could take 1 minute out of your day to complete an anonymous survey in help of our BT Young Scientist Project. It is an important issue that affects us all and and we would be very grateful if you could complete and share around our survey. Thanking you David O’Brien, Úna Healy and Finn Radamm!

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Investigating the Awareness & Knowledge of Irish Farmers

Attention ALL Farmers: Please take 1 minute out of your day to complete a short anonymous survey for our  BT Young Scientist Project. Each completed survey is a great help to us in putting together our project and hopefully qualifying for the Exhibition. Thanking you, Eabha Sheehan, Fia Hurley and Taragh Casey, Transition Years in Millstreet CS.
Please click HERE to start the survey.

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Every Success to Darragh Cashman on Sunday in Croke Park

UPDATESincere congratulations to Darragh on his magnificent game this afternoon (1st Sept. 2019) in Croke Park as an all-important member of the Victorious Cork Team.

To extend very best wishes to Darragh Cashman, Sportsman Supreme and a Student of Millstreet Community School in advance of his Croke Park appearance in the All-Ireland Minor Football Final as a member of the Cork Team on Sunday, 1st Sept. 2019 – Pól Ó Síodhcháin MCS Principal, Frances Moynihan MCS Deputy Principal and Darragh’s sister Clara accompanied Darragh on Friday (30th Sept.) to West End to be pictured in front of an array of hugely impressive Posters saluting Darragh.   Here we share some six images from the uplifting occasion.   Click on the pictures to enlarge.  (S.R.) [read more …] “Every Success to Darragh Cashman on Sunday in Croke Park”

Leaving Cert. Result Day 2019 at Millstreet Community School

On Tuesday, 13th August 2019 many Students collected their Leaving Cert. results at Millstreet Community School Pól Ó Síodhcháin, Principal shared the following comments:

“Millstreet Community School students achieved excellent Leaving Certificate Results again this year.  Warmest congratulations to Cian Linehan, who achieved 6 H1 grades and 625 points, the maximum possible.  An outstanding achievement for an outstanding student.

Almost 25% of MCS students achieved over 500 points in their Leaving Certificate this year with 50% of students achieving over 400 points, far in excess of the national averages.  H1 grades were achieved across all subject disciplines and 23% of the LCVP class achieved a Distinction for their work.  All the students worked to their potential and now look forward to the next stage of their lives full of confidence as their time in MCS ends.” 

Principal, Pól Ó Síodhcháin, paid tribute to the work ethic of the Class of 2019, saying that their achievements serve as a reminder to all of what commitment to your studies can bring.  The students now confidently await the Round 1 CAO offers which were scheduled to be available on Thursday, 15th August.

We now share a selection of images we recorded on the morning when Students collected their results.  Most of these photos appear also in this week’s “Corkman”.   Click on the pictures to enlarge.  (S.R.)

Pictured at Millstreet Community School having received results of Leaving Certificate 2019 – From left: Pól Ó Síodhcháin (Principal), Aoife O’Riordan, Cian Linehan, Andrew O’Regan and Frances Moynihan (Deputy Principal).
Pictured at Millstreet Community School having received results of Leaving Certificate 2019 – From left: Pól Ó Síodhcháin (Principal), Ciara Manning, Amy McCarthy, Amy O’Sullivan, Jack Ducey, Thomas Cremin and Frances Moynihan (Deputy Principal).
Pictured at Millstreet Community School having received results of Leaving Certificate 2019 – From left: Pól Ó Síodhcháin (Principal), Aoife Cashman, Leah Guerin and Frances Moynihan (Deputy Principal).
Pictured at Millstreet Community School having received results of Leaving Certificate 2019 – From left: Frances Moynihan (Deputy Principal), Elmarie Kelleher, Stephen Carroll and Pól Ó Síodhcháin (Principal).
Pictured are Millstreet Community School Students relaxing having received results of Leaving Certificate 2019 – From left: Thomas Cremin, Robert Carroll, Stephen Carroll, Mateusz Ozaist and Darra Bourke.

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ECOUNESCO Award Winners Darren, Bevin & Omar

Sincere congratulations to Darren Kiely, Bevin Murphy and Omar Daly (all Students of Millstreet Community School) on recently winning the highly prestigious ECOUNESCO Award for their superb research and presentation of their praiseworthy project.   They won the Senior Eco Innovation Award impressing the Judges with their robust Science and eloquent Presentation.   Special thanks also to Teacher Jennifer O’Donoghue and Principal Pól Ó Síodhcháin for their coordination and encouragement.  The joyous occasion was held in the splendid Convention Centre, Dublin.  Below we picture the Students at both the BTYSTE 2019 in the RDS in January and also having received the highly regarded ECOUNESCO Award in May.  Click on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.) [f]

Darren, Bevin & Omar

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Voting for MCS Students Regarding Their ECOUNESCO Projects

Presentation of Smart Store Survey

This Tuesday on the 14th of May at 8pm 7:30pm. Millstreet Community School students will be presenting the results of their Smart Store survey which they conducted in O’Keeffes Supervalu. This presentation on their findings will be followed up by a talk given by the Cork County Council on sustainability. Part of the Tidy Towns goals is to strive for sustainability and reducing food waste is an important part of that.
All are welcome to attend this event at the Community School.

“Junk Kouture” Voting Now In Progress

We received the following communication from one of the two wonderfully talented groups from Millstreet Community School who have reached the Regional Finals of the prestigious nationwide “Junk Kouture 2019” Competition….Click on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.) :

Tia writes:  “Voting for our Junk Kouture is opened and we’d appreciate all the votes we could get! 

Please vote for Rachel, Tia, and Maggie’s design “IMPERISHABLE” for the Junk Kouture Regional Finals! Voting is opened all this week and you can vote every day! All the votes and support are appreciated greatly! You can vote using the link https://app.junkkouture.com/voter/register we really appreciate all the support from the community!!! 

Thanks so much we really appreciate all the support and votes from everyone!

Thanks again so much! 

Tia , Rachel and Maggie. “

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Two Magnificent Designs Through to Regional Finals of Junk Kouture 2019

Two wonderfully talented Groups from Millstreet Community School will be sharing their superbly creative designs in Limerick at the Regional Final of the Annual Bank of Ireland sponsored Junk Kouture 2019.  One of the Groups was recently presented with a prestigious Silver Ticket to the Regional Final by Sportsperson Supreme, Briege Corkery (winner of 18 All Irelands!).  Here we share images from Briege’s recent visit to the School.   A special recording of the occasion will be broadcast on Cork Music Station on this Tuesday, 12th Feb. 2019 at 10pm.  Click on the images to enlarge.  We thank Art Teacher, Sandra Moynihan, for background information which we share in the “Read More” section of our feature below.  (S.R.)  [read more …] “Two Magnificent Designs Through to Regional Finals of Junk Kouture 2019”

Ciarán O’Sullivan for Ireland Superbly Impresses in European Soccer – Two Caps

 Sincere thanks to Cullen’s Ciarán O’Sullivan’s mother, Maria and also to Millstreet Community School Principal, Pól Ó Síodhcháin for the following updates (received this evening – Sunday, 3rd Feb. 2019) and images of how very impressively Ciarán has been playing in Europe.  Writes Maria from Europe:    “Ire v Spain  1-1 lost in penalties. Ire v Holland 2-2 lost on penalties started in the match and stood with team line out for national anthem . Third game came on at 40 mins and played great 3-0 win against Hungary. Fai.ie for all factual information.” 

“A great tournament!!!!! If you look at fai.ie and Twitter all the latest  news.   Ciarán got two caps and played great … delightedMaria”

Superbly Talented Ciarán with his delighted Grandparents.  Click on the images to enlarge.  (S.R)

Sincere Congratulations to Ciarán on such wonderful success.

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MCS Presentation to Soccer Player Supreme Ciarán O’Sullivan of Cullen

Millstreet Community Student Third Year student, Ciarán O’Sullivan from Mologhroe, Cullen has been called up to the Republic of Ireland Under-15 Squad.  They travel to Spain next week for three matches against Spain, the Netherlands and Hungary.  Ciarán, who plays with Mallow United, is the sole Cork, and indeed Munster, representative to have been selected for this prestigious tournament and he is expected to earn his first cap for Ireland during the week.  On Friday morning (25th Jan. 2019) School Principal Pól Ó Síodhcháin in the presence of the Student Assembly and Staff presented Ciarán with a special certificate on behalf of the school.  He had his Ireland jersey with him and some of the School’s own soccer team kitted out for the occasion.   Ciarán’s mother, Marie, was also present for the uplifting occasion.  We extend sincere congratulations to the wonderfully talented Ciarán on such a magnificent sporting achievement.   We thank Principal Pól for alerting us to the presentation and for providing the background information.   Here we share a selection of some twelve images from the special event.   Even a splendid rainbow appeared over the School following the occasion!  Click on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.) [read more …] “MCS Presentation to Soccer Player Supreme Ciarán O’Sullivan of Cullen”

Video: Industry in Millstreet 1987

The RTÉ Archives have recently added a new video titled “Industry in Millstreet 1987“. It was a dark time for the town after Apple Computers had left Millstreet in 1985, leaving us with high unemployment, and the Community Council were trying to encourage businesses back into Millstreet. There are interviews with the late Ken Brennan and Sgt. Seán O’Sullivan, as well as clips from around town. Click here to watch the video. Also below are some images from the video, with lots of locals recognisable:

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Patrick Supporting Annual Quiz from Kentucky U.S.A.

Patrick W. O’Leary of Louisville, Kentucky, U.S.A. has very kindly been supporting the annual Quiz in aid of the four Students from Millstreet Community School who travel as Helpers to Lourdes on an annual basis.  Pictured below are three of the four Students on this year’s project with School Chaplain, John Magee who coordinates the inspiring programme – with the many attractive items which Patrick has sent to the School and which will be part of the important Draw on Quiz night in the Wallis Arms Hotel on Friday, 1st Feb. 2019 beginning at 8pm.   MCS is very grateful for Patrick’s wonderful support.  Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)

Patrick W. O’Leary from Kentucky, USA receives a royal welcome from Billy as he arrives in 2017 at the Wallis Arms Hotel, Millstreet. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)

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Millstreet Students Are True Ambassadors at Magnificent BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition 2019 at Dublin’s RDS

The wonderfully enthusiastic and dedicated Students from Millstreet Community School at the end of a very full, exciting and tiring Thursday (10th Jan. 2019) inspiring the enormous attendance with their six amazing Projects. We interviewed all of the Students and a very special feature on www.corkmusicstation.com on “Radio Treasures” this Tuesday, 15th Jan. 2019 will be broadcast at 10pm where we shall give a detailed insight into the 55th National Exhibition. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)
2018 BTYS Overall Winner, Simon Meehan with Fr. James McSweeney at the Exhibition in Dublin on Thursday. Fr. James was hugely helpful in helping us locate the various people for interviews.
Interviewing the superbly inspiring and wonderfully friendly 2018 Winner, Simon Meehan. Simon from Waterfall near Cork and a Student in Coláiste Choilm in Ballincollig is among the many whom we interview for our special broadcast on Tuesday at 10pm. It makes for fascinating listening.

 

True Ambassadors Supreme for Millstreet Community School participating in the highly prestigious national event. We shall be sharing lots more images later. Every success to all the Students. We thank their Teachers whom we also interviewed for being so very helpful in our attempt to record such an historic occasion.    One of my New Year’s Resolutions this year was to attend this truly fascinating National Exhibition at the RDS…so thankfully the task is fulfilled and now is the time to share the splendid experience!

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MCC Cheque Presentation to MCS Supporting BT Young Scientist 2019 Participants

Sincere congratulations to Millstreet Community School for having no less than an amazing Six Projects accepted in the upcoming BT Young Scientist Exhibition at Dublin’s RDS in early January 2019.   As has been the impressive practice over the years of Millstreet Community Council to support the participating Students in this prestigious event a cheque of €500.00 was presented this morning (Wednesday, 12th Dec. 2018) at the School.  Here we share a series of images from the uplifting occasion.  Click on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.)

Chairman of Millstreet Community Council, Noel Buckley presents the cheque to Principal, Pól Ó Síodhcháin at MCS.  Present also are the Participating Students and their Teachers plus MCC Members Marie Murphy, Mary Collins and Jerry O’Mahony.

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BT Young Scientist Project on Psoriasis

What follows is an important message from one of the six groups of TY students from  Millstreet Community School who have qualified for the BT Young Scientist Exhibition which will be held in Dublin in January 2019.  They are hoping that you will be able to assist them.  Thank you, in advance…

Our project has been selected for the BT Young Scientist competition, The title of the project is ” The effects of psoriasis on adolescent mental health in 2018″  As a teenager with the condition, the topic is of personal interest to a group member and we believe that the stress it causes is overlooked in its treatment. We are interested in finding how other young people deal with the condition and would appreciate if you could complete the below survey.  Thank you.  Hannah Keane and Ria Buckley.


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