Thanks for supporting the Language and Culture Night

A word of thanks to all those who came along to support the Language and Culture Night that was held in Millstreet Community School on Friday 12th May 2017.  Fourteen nationalities from three continents were represented! Thanks also to those who prepared food for the evening.  It was a night for celebrating cultural diversity which will be remembered for a long time.

Millstreet Development Education Group receive acknowledgement for their efforts

A group of students from Millstreet Community School who formed the school’s first development education committee during their Transition Year in 2015/2016, received certificates in recognition of their efforts from Garda John Crowley. They had organised a range of activities within the school and local community. These included a climate change petition, the ‘thumbprint’ campaign, and a climate change seminar for local post-primary schools in Green Glens Arena. They also taught lessons to students on Fairtrade and the UN sustainable development goals.

NET Ministries Retreat Team Arrives in Millstreet

Some of the NET Ministries Retreat Team based in Donegal just having arrived on the Grounds of St. Patrick’s Church, Millstreet for Thursday’s MCS Students’ Retreat. Click on the imges to enlarge. (S.R.)

continue reading the full article “NET Ministries Retreat Team Arrives in Millstreet”

Urgent accommodation request for retreat team o/n Wed. 29th March

The 1st students at Millstreet Community School have a retreat on Thursday 30th March 2017 in Millstreet Parish Centre.  The retreat will be run by NET ministries, who are based in Co. Donegal and this will be the tenth year they’ve been to Millstreet.

Thanks to those who have already volunteered to host members of the retreat team.  All seven girls (18-25 year olds) have been accommodated.

We have not managed to find acommodation for the five boys (18-25 year olds) yet.  If anyone was in a position to host them that would be great. They need to be accommodated in a pair and a group of three.

If there are families able to give them accommodation and a simple meal on the evening of Wednesday 29th March (they’ll be arriving in Millstreet at about 6.30pm), and breakfast on Thursday 30th March, that would be great.  They need to be back at the Parish Centre for between 8.00am or 8.15am on the Thursday so they can get ready for the retreat.  If you can help please contact Millstreet Community School on 029 70087  as soon as possible. Thank you in advance for your help.

Wonderfully Successful “Buds of Ballybunion” at Millstreet Community School

The superb Cast and Production Team (Jennifer O’Donoghue & Margaret Buckley) of John B. Keane’s “The Buds of Ballybunion” which has been playing to capacity audiences at Millstreet Community School. The magnificent presentation featuring the excellent Students of the MCS Transition Year is thoroughly enjoyable and portrays some truly splendid dramatic talent. Sincere congrats to all involved. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)

And we share lots more images of the magnificent production. continue reading the full article “Wonderfully Successful “Buds of Ballybunion” at Millstreet Community School”

Which Olympic sport is most suitable for me?

Jennifer Linehan, Fionan Buckley and Grace O’Connor from Millstreet Community School with their project entitled “Which Olympic sport is most suitable for me ?” at this Years BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition [from the IT]

In a separate article, the project of Katie Hickey, Robyn Sheehan and Elmarie Kelleher was profiled:

“… Equally topical, and timely, is the project by three students from Millstreet Community School, in Cork. Katie Hickey, Robyn Sheehan and Elmarie Kelleher were all inspired to take up sport by women role models, although that doesn’t mean there isn’t room for the men, too.

Their project – the correlation between success in an Olympic sport and participation in that sport following the Olympics – focused on the O’Donovan brothers, Gary and Paul, who now famously won Olympic silver in rowing in last August. continue reading the full article “Which Olympic sport is most suitable for me?”

Cork Penny Dinners collection at Millstreet Community School – thank you

The Millstreet Community School Transition Year Young SVP group would like to express their thanks to all those who contributed items to their collection in aid of Cork Penny Dinners.  Aida Costello came to the school on Tuesday 20th December and some of the TY students involved, with their teacher Mrs Mary Randles, helped bring the substantial quantity of items donated to her car.  The students would like to express their thanks for your support.

Thank you for supporting the Bake Sale for student helpers going to Lourdes 2017

Thanks to all of you who supported the cake sale held on Saturday 10th December 2017 in Millstreet Parish Centre to support Una Buckley and Dervla Murphy who’ll be going to Lourdes as helpers with the Irish Pilgrimage Trust at Easter 2017.  €508 was raised.  Thank you.lourdes-bake-sale

 

Cork Simon Need Our Help! Millstreet Community School Christmas Project 2016 – Draw to Take Place on Monday 19th Dec.

MCS Student Council are running a Christmas Draw in aid of Cork Simon. The school has been supporting this worthy cause for many years and last year raised over €2,500. This year we hope to replicate this success and all students are selling lines and cards, 50c a line, €20 a card. There are fabulous prizes and a selection box for every completed card sold.

The draw will take place on Dec. 19th and you could be in with a chance for yummy prizes or some exquisite pottery pieces (pictured below) created for the occasion.  We thank Teachers Barry Fraser and Chris Horan for alerting us to this wonderful annual praiseworthy project.  Please support generously!  (S.R.)

Click on the image to enlarge. (S.R.)
Click on the image to enlarge. (S.R.)

Cork Penny Dinners Appeal in Millstreet Community School

Millstreet Community School: Transition Year Young SVP group are organising a collection for Cork Penny Dinners. The aim of Cork Penny Dinners is to give everyone who calls to the centre in Cork a warm, nourishing midday meal.  In addition, clients get sandwiches and fruit to take away as an evening meal.  It is open seven days a week all year, including Christmas Day.

Students are collecting the following items: tinned foods, orange squash, Easy-Singles cheese, sugar, tea, coffee, biscuits, salt, tea-towels, cleaning products.  This collection will run until Friday 16th December.  

For more details, contact the school (029 70087)

Thank you.

Millstreet Community Council Supporting MCS Young Scientist Participants

As has been done annually Millstreet Community Council financially supports the MCS Students who will be participating in January 2017 in Dublin in the Young Scientist Exhibition. This year a most impressive five different groups will be taking part with some quite fascinating projects. The significant cheque was presented by Chairman Noel Buckley at the School on Wednesday, 23rd Nov. 2016. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)
As has been done annually Millstreet Community Council financially supports the MCS Students who will be participating in January 2017 in Dublin at the Young Scientist Exhibition. This year a most impressive five different groups will be taking part with some quite fascinating projects. The significant cheque was presented by Chairman Noel Buckley and Millstreet Community Council Committee Members at the School on Wednesday, 23rd Nov. 2016. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)

6millstreet-community-school-2016-projects-1000 5millstreet-community-school-2016-projects-1000 4millstreet-community-school-2016-projects-1000 3millstreet-community-school-2016-projects-1000 2millstreet-community-school-2016-projects-1000Millstreet Community Council has also provided significant financial support this year to Millstreet Christmas Lights Committee.  And below we view the enthusiastic Transition Year Students at Millstreet Community School who are presently preparing a special issue of “Clara News” which will be on sale before Christmas.7millstreet-community-school-2016-projects-1000

Wonderfully Successful School Reunion 1971-1976 on Saturday Night

A very enjoyable School Reunion 1971-1976 took place at the Wallis Arms on Saturday, 12th Nov. 2016 in the presence of two of the former Teachers from Millstreet Community School – Marie Casey and Colman Culhane.  Here we share a selection of images from the historic occasion.   We thank the organisers for permitting us to take a number of pictures of the wonderful event.  (S.R.)

3millstreet-community-school-1971-1976-reunion-1000

Three of the dedicated Coordinators - John O'Sullivan, Eileen Creedon-O'Sullivan and Maura Twomey-Roche.
Three of the dedicated Coordinators – John O’Sullivan, Eileen Creedon-O’Sullivan and Maura Twomey-Roche.
A special feature remembering four Deceased Members of the 1971-1976 Class - Kathleen O'Regan, Ballydaly; Gearóid Hickey, West End; Gerard Barry, Ballydaly and Noreen Hannon, Gurrane. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a nanamacha.
A special feature remembering four Deceased Members of the 1971-1976 Class – Kathleen O’Regan, Ballydaly; Gearóid Hickey, West End; Gerard Barry, Ballydaly and Noreen Hannon, Gurrane. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a nanamacha.

23millstreet-community-school-1971-1976-reunion-100024millstreet-community-school-1971-1976-reunion-100026millstreet-community-school-1971-1976-reunion-100018millstreet-community-school-1971-1976-reunion-100014millstreet-community-school-1971-1976-reunion-100010millstreet-community-school-1971-1976-reunion-1000

DJ supreme - Denny CEE of Macroom - played superb musical selections from the 1970s and more.
DJ supreme – Denny CEE of Macroom – played superb musical selections from the 1970s and more.

5millstreet-community-school-1971-1976-reunion-10001millstreet-community-school-1971-1976-reunion-1000

Click on the various images to enlarge.  And below we share some more pictures from the splendid occasion.  (S.R.) continue reading the full article “Wonderfully Successful School Reunion 1971-1976 on Saturday Night”

Death Notice: Ken Brennan

2012-ken-brennan-02The death has occurred of Kenneth Desmond Brennan, Millstreet, Cork.  Former principal of Millstreet Community School, peacefully at home in Millstreet surrounded by his loving family, dearly beloved husband of Halina, will be sadly missed by his childern Desmond, Kevin, Louise and Wala, sons in law Con and Matteo, daughter in law Karin, grandchildern Stefan, Wiktor, Brian, Sophia, Lara and Emma, brother Frank, sisters Anna, Mary and Bernie, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces and nephews, cousins and a wide circle of relatives friends and neighbours.

Reposing at Millstreet Church on Sunday 16th of October from 6pm to 8pm. Funeral Mass on Monday at 11am followed by burial in St Mary’s Cemetery. May he rest in peace. continue reading the full article “Death Notice: Ken Brennan”

Minister Michael Creed Visits Millstreet Community School

Minister for Agriculture & Fisheries Michael Creed, T.D. visited Millstreet Community School on Friday, 30th Sept. 2016 where he addressed the Students and participated in a Question & Answer as well as helping to dig the excellent crop of potatoes grown by the Students for their Ag. Science Projects. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)
Minister for Agriculture & Fisheries Michael Creed, T.D. visited Millstreet Community School on Friday, 30th Sept. 2016 where he addressed the Students and participated in a Question & Answer session as well as helping to dig the excellent crop of potatoes grown by the Students for their Ag. Science Projects. Click on the images to enlarge (S.R.)

2minister-m-creed-at-millstreet-community-school-30-sept-2016-600
continue reading the full article “Minister Michael Creed Visits Millstreet Community School”

Class Reunion 1971 – 1976

2016-11-class-reunion-1971-1976

Class Reunion
1971 – 1976

Calling all our former classmates…. a Grand Reunion is being organised for Saturday November 12th, 2016 in The Wallis Arms Hotel, Millstreet.

If you started Secondary School [The Tech, The Convent or Garrett’s] in 1971 – or joined us…….or left us at any stage up to Leaving Cert in 1976 we would be delighted to see you there.

Tickets are on a pre-booked basis and cost €35.00

This will include a Buffet dinner and music.

Please contact any of the people below for further details or to make a booking.

Eileen Martha Creedon 087 249 1089
Maura Twomey. 086 815 1974
Margaret Kiely. 087 741 2688
John O Sullivan. 086 4530 852

If anyone has any photographs from that time, we would love to get a copy. We look forward to seeing you all on the night.

Millstreet Community School Class of 1991 – 1996 Reunion at Green Glens on Saturday 24th Sept. 2016

A superbly organised 20 Year Class Reunion took place at the exquisite setting of Green Glens on Saturday night 24th Sept. 2016. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)
A superbly organised 20 Year Class Reunion took place at the exquisite setting of Green Glens on Saturday night 24th Sept. 2016. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)
Here we share the first of two features on the truly magnificent occasion.
Here we share the first of two features on the truly magnificent occasion.

1school-reunion-2016-600Key Coordinators Linda and Niamh (pictured 4th and 2nd from left above) together with a very supportive Team organised the Reunion Celebration in such a wonderfully creative manner – tremendous credit is due on such a high level of dedicated preparation.  We’ve lots more images to share in the follow-up feature but here’s one more for now. continue reading the full article “Millstreet Community School Class of 1991 – 1996 Reunion at Green Glens on Saturday 24th Sept. 2016”

Leaving Cert Results Day 2016 at Millstreet Community School

This morning we pictured some of the Millstreet Community School Students with Principal Pat Piggott and Deputy Principal, Frances Kearney as Leaving Cert Results were made available. We wish the many Students every success for the future. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)
This morning we pictured some of the Millstreet Community School Students with Principal Pat Pigott and Deputy Principal, Frances Moynihan as Leaving Cert Results were made available. We wish the many Students every success for the future. We thank Marion Buckley for assisting in the captions.  Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)   From left:  Pat Pigott (Principal) Marc Schmiedel, Stefan Healy, Megan O’Leary, Darren Kiely, Ellie May Bradley, Padraig Maguire,  Frances Moynihan (Deputy Principal).
 Pat Pigott (Principal), Shauna O’Sullivan, Terence Black, Mikey Burke, Jason O’Connor, Frances Moynihan (Deputy Principal)
From left: Pat Pigott (Principal), Shauna O’Sullivan, Terence Black, Mikey Burke, Jason O’Connor, Frances Moynihan (Deputy Principal);
 Frances Moynihan (Deputy Principal), Jack Brady, Seán Óg O’Connor, Dylan Condon, Pat Pigott (Principal).
From left: Frances Moynihan (Deputy Principal), Jack Brady, Seán Óg O’Connor, Dylan Condon, Pat Pigott (Principal).
Celebrating at Café Aroma this morning the Leaving Cert Results just received - from left: Michael O'Keeffe, Michelle O'Sullivan, Anna Keane and Billy Cronin.
Celebrating at Café Aroma, Millstreet this morning the Leaving Cert Results just received – from left: Michael O’KeeffeShauna O’Sullivan, Anna Keane and Billy Cronin.

Beauty & Elegance at Debs 2016 in Millstreet This Evening

This evening (Wednesday, 3rd August 2016) it was truly enthusiastic preparations for the Millstreet Community School Debs Ball very much in evidence at West End.   The young ladies looked beautiful in such brilliant fashion which the young men were very elegant in their style.  Here we share some 34 images having visited the Bush Bar where Photographer supreme, Geraldine Dennehy, took many stunning images of the young people before they left on two Kealys Coaches for a totally wonderful occasion in the Radisson Blu Hotel in Little Island, Cork.  Geraldine’s photographs will be superb and we thank her for permitting us to take some further images for our website.  Click on the pictures to enlarge.  (S.R.)24Debs Ball 3rd Aug. 2016 MCS -600 21Debs Ball 3rd Aug. 2016 MCS -600 13Debs Ball 3rd Aug. 2016 MCS -600 10Debs Ball 3rd Aug. 2016 MCS -600 7Debs Ball 3rd Aug. 2016 MCS -600 2Debs Ball 3rd Aug. 2016 MCS -600 17Debs Ball 3rd Aug. 2016 MCS -600 27Debs Ball 3rd Aug. 2016 MCS -600And here we share the many other happy images of this great annual occasion. continue reading the full article “Beauty & Elegance at Debs 2016 in Millstreet This Evening”

Millstreet students contribute to article on climate change – Earth Day 22nd April 2016

Three Transition Year students from Millstreet Community School attended a Climate Change Challenge Weekend organised by Trocaire in November 2015.  Kaytlin Murphy, Kate Buckley and Noelle Healy joined with 25 other students from around Ireland to explore the causes, effects and actions needed to tackle climate change.  To mark Earth Day, Ellen Donnelly (Youth Education and Outreach Officer with Trocaire) has published an article which features extensive contributions from Noelle and Kaytlin.  You can read the article by clicking on the link below:

What does signing the Paris Agreement mean to young people in Ireland?
Today is Earth Day. And today United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is inviting leaders from all UN member states to attend the official signing ceremony of the Paris Agreement on Climate Change. This is a historic day for international action … (read the full article on DevelopmentEducation.ie)

Inspirational Sleepout for Migration by TY Students of MCS

The Transition Year Students of Millstreet Community School (with some members Staff also) participated in an inspirational Sleepout 2016 to focus attention on Migration. Thankfully favourable weather conditions for the superb Group helped All to meet the very real challenge. Sincere congratulations to everyone involved in this excellent annual project. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)
The Transition Year Students of Millstreet Community School (with some members of Staff also) participated in an inspirational Sleepout 2016 to focus attention on Migration last night (17th/18th April). Thankfully favourable weather conditions for the superb Group helped All to meet the very real challenge. Sincere congratulations to everyone involved in this excellent annual project. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)

1Sleepout by TY Students of MCS 2016-6003Sleepout by TY Students of MCS 2016-600
continue reading the full article “Inspirational Sleepout for Migration by TY Students of MCS”

‘Make your Mark for Climate Justice’ at 6.30pm Mass in Millstreet on Sat. 12th March

thumbprint-8x4-1000TY-project-banner-1000
(banners designed and painted by Natalia and Paulina Raducka)

pull-up2-1000pull-up1-1000A Transition Year RE class has been working on a project relating to climate change over the last two months. It is called ‘Make your Mark for Climate Justice’. It is inspired by Pope Francis’ encyclical Laudato Si in which he called on all humans to play an active part in caring for the planet. The project is based on a campaign run by SMA Wilton Justice and Peace office, which involved people making a pledge to make a difference in their everyday life, for example, by turning off the tap when cleaning teeth, unplugging phone chargers when not in use, and not leaving electrical equipment on standby. As a sign of their pledge, each person was invited to place their thumbprint on a specially prepared card that they could then bring home as a reminder. A small group of TY students from Millstreet Community School will be inviting parishioners in Millstreet on Saturday 12th March at 6.30pm Mass to do likewise.