Millstreet Community School Wonderfully Represented at BT Young Scientists Exhibition 2013 in Dublin’s R.D.S.

We thank teacher, Chris Horan for the following superb update on the tremendous involvement of Millstreet Community School with the currently running prestigious BT Young Scientists Exhibition at the R.D.S. in Dublin.  Clearly the very talented and enthusiastic Students very much impressed the Taoiseach and the Minister.   Sincere congratulations to the Students and their Teachers – Ambassadors supreme for Millstreet – and we wish them all the very best of luck.   (S.R.)

Darragh Hickey, Seán O'Callaghan and Nathan Harman explain their G.A.A. Ranking Algorithm to Taoiseach Enda Kenny.
Darragh Hickey, Seán O’Callaghan and Nathan Harman explain their “G.A.A. Ranking Algorithm” to Taoiseach Enda Kenny.
Nathan Harman, Simon Coveney (Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine), Darragh Hickey and Seán O'Callaghan.
Nathan Harman, Simon Coveney (Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine), Darragh Hickey and Seán O’Callaghan.
Nathan Harman, Darragh Hickey, Taoiseach Enda Kenny, Seán O'Callaghan and teacher Shane Guerin.
Nathan Harman, Darragh Hickey, Taoiseach Enda Kenny, Seán O’Callaghan and teacher Shane Guerin.

BT Young Scientists

Millstreet maintained its remarkable record in qualifying for the finals in the RDS in January.This year’s project involves research into an “Algorithm for ranking Gaelic Football Teams”. The team will investigate ranking formulae in other sports and then devise a method most suited to Gaelic Football. They intend analysing 5 years of results in both league and championship and will give each win a points score based on several criteria. This will be perfectly placed to facilitate an open draw seeding process which would be needed prior to an open-draw championship. Up to 2,000 projects vied for the final places, and with just over 500 qualifying, it is already a big success. Best of luck to Nathan Harman, Seán O’Callaghan and Darragh Hickey in their research and a big thank you to the Community Council for their continued support to the school’s Young Scientist initiative.  (Chris Horan)


The lads were interviewed Matt Cooper for yesterday’s Last Word Radio Show (TodayFm 4:30PM Mon-Fri)
You can listen to it on their Listen Back Media Player for the next few days. The lads are on from 31:45 – 33:40.

See all the news on the Millstreet Community School website

Millstreet Living Scenes Prestigious European Award 2012

Millstreet Living Scenes European Award 2012 Celebration at Community School on Thursday 15/11/2012.   In this European Year for Active Ageing and Solidarity between Generations 2012 it was indeed a truly magnificent achievement being placed second European winner from one thousand schools.   Pictured (from left):  Vincent McDonnell, Author and Creative Writing  Facilitator;  Dr. Mary Surlis, Director of Living Scenes, NUI Galway;  Canon John Fitzgerald, P.P.,Millstreet.   (S.R.)

Here we share a selection of images from the celebratory occasion on Thursday evening in Millstreet Community School where Deputy Principal, Derry Morley introduced Living Scenes Coordinator, John Magee who in turn introduced Dr. Mary Surlis who expressed her heartfelt  joy to all the Students and Adults who has so dedicatedly participated in Living Scenes and who had now been recognised with such a hugely prestigious European Award.   Dr. Mary originally from [read more …] “Millstreet Living Scenes Prestigious European Award 2012”

Trad for Trócaire Event at MCS – A Superb Success


Attending and partcipating in the very successful Trad for Trócaire event at Millstreet Community School on Friday, 12th Oct. 2012.   The four special EU visitors from Belgium and the two Irish Trócaire Representatives were hugely impressed by the day spent in the School and were thrilled by the Traditional Concert presented by the talented Students.  (S.R.)

Here we share images from that Concert where both solo and group musical and dance performances enchanted the large audience.   Refreshments were served in the Canteen following the very [read more …] “Trad for Trócaire Event at MCS – A Superb Success”

Fiona Meade’s 7A1s in Leaving Certificate Delights Her Family and School

Pictured from left: Mr. Pat Pigott (Principal), Fiona Meade (Leaving Certificate student), Ms. Gillian Farrell (Fiona’s class tutor) and Mr. Derry Morley (Deputy Principal). Fiona who is daughter of Con and Mary (nee O’Connor), Cloghoulabeg, Millstreet achieved seven A1s in her Leaving Certificate.   We congratulate Fiona and all the Students of Millstreet Community School on the splendid results received and we wish them every success and good luck in the years ahead.  Fiona is going to study Pharmacy in UCC.  We thank John Magee (School Chaplain) for the picture and Marion Buckley (School Secretary) for emailing it to us.   (S.R.)

Debs 2012 – Millstreet Community School

A group photograph at the Wallis Arms Hotel, Millstreet of many of those about to leave for their Debs in Oriel House Hotel, Ballincollig on Wednesday, 8th August 2012.  (S.R.)

Blessed with excellent weather the enthusiastic young people with their exquisite style all looked forward to a wonderful occasion in Ballincollig.    There was a wonderful gathering of well-wishers at the Square and the International Show traffic added to [read more …] “Debs 2012 – Millstreet Community School”

Millstreet Community School Second Year Students Help Tidy Towns Association in Afternoon Clean-up Project

Millstreet Community School Second Year Students help Millstreet Tidy Towns Association on Tuesday, 22/05/2012 by participating in an afternoon clean-up project within the town and suburbs. (S.R.)

Transition Year Graduation at Millstreet Community School on Tuesday, 15th May 2012

The presentation of a very impressive cheque resulting from the "Sleep Out" and the 24 Hour Fast for Trócaire, to Ms Una Deasy, Outreach Officer, Trócaire, Cork. The Transition Year Graduation took place at Millstreet Community School on Tuesday, 15th May 2012 beginning with Mass at 8.00 p.m.. (S.R.)

The many Students of this year’s Transition Year Class graduated at a very memorable and uplifting ceremony on Tuesday night.   The keynote address by Guest Speaker, Una Deasy emphasised what great ambassadors the Students had been throughout [read more …] “Transition Year Graduation at Millstreet Community School on Tuesday, 15th May 2012”

Painting of Tubs on Monday Evening – Volunteers Most Welcome

During the recent Millstreet Tidy Towns in association with Millstreet Community School Project several bags of rubbish were collected by the inspiring groups of enthusiastic workers. Here we view that great spirit at Clara Road. (S.R.)

As we share a selection of images taken on Tuesday, 8th May when this excellent project was taking place, Millstreet Tidy Towns would very much appreciate help on this coming Monday, 14th May when at 7.00 p.m. the members will assemble in The Square, Millstreet before painting the many tubs which contain the very colourful floral arrangements throughout the town. [read more …] “Painting of Tubs on Monday Evening – Volunteers Most Welcome”

Students at MCS Assist Tidy Towns Association in a Very Practical Manner

Pictured at Millstreet Community School on Tuesday - Transition Year Students with members of Millstreet Tidy Towns Association in advance of an afternoon of practical clean up activity throughout the town and suburbs. More pics. of this inspiring project later. (S.R.)

New Millstreet Community School website

Millstreet Community School have this week published their new website. It’s very nicely put together, well organised with lots of information and photos. It has sections for School News, Students, Parents, Photos, Pastoral Care, History, Facilities, Chaplin, Curricular Provision, Sport & Extra Curricular.

Check it out at

Very Successful May Day 2012 Monster Table Quiz at MCS This Morning

First Prize Winners at this morning's very successful May Day Monster Table Quiz 2012 in Millstreet Community School. The Clondrohid N.S. winning team - from left: Ciara O'Connell, Seán O'Leary, Brian Murphy and Conor Sheehan. Back row, from left: Derry Morley (Deputy Principal MCS), Niamh Kelly (MCS), Siobhán Doyle (MC from MCS), Tracy O'Leary and Carmel Sheehan from Clondrohid, Denise O'Leary and Shane Guerin from MCS. (S.R.)

National Schools participating in the May Day Quiz included Clondrohid, Carriganima, Kilcorney, Cullen, Presentation N.S. Millstreet, Derrinagree and [read more …] “Very Successful May Day 2012 Monster Table Quiz at MCS This Morning”

Féile Cheoil 2012 Sráid A Mhuilinn

Féile Cheoil 2012 Sráid A Mhuilinn


Starting times are as follows :

Confined Competitions starting ………………..12.30pm

Open Competitions starting ……………………….2.00pm

Sunday 22nd April 2012 at Millstreet Community School

RINCE SET…..U10, U12, U15, U18

RINCE FOIRNE…….Two Hand Hornpipe

Two hand Jig [read more …] “Féile Cheoil 2012 Sráid A Mhuilinn”

Delighted with such a Magnificent Response to recent Class Reunion Event

The Organisers of the recent 1976-1981 Class Reunion were so delighted with not only the great success of the occasion itself but with the several hundreds of hits to the various images shared on our website and with the very positive comments received.   One of the key Organisers, Noreen Meaney, has indicated to us that the funds of €191.02 left over after the occasion have been donated to Millstreet Community School.   Renewed congratulations to All who helped to make the event such an outstanding success.  (S.R.)

Class Reunion 1976-1981 – A Clearer View of Groups

As promised, we've uploaded higher resolution pictures of the various Tutorial Groups attending last Friday night's splendid Class Reunion celebrations in the Wallis Arms Hotel. Here we meet the teachers present at the wonderfully cheerful occasion. From left: Matt Murphy, Pat O'Connor, Margaret McCarthy, Ken Brennan (Principal) and Colman Culhane (Vice-principal). Below we feature Tutorial Groups X, Y and Z with their Tutors. (S.R.)

Participants had travelled from far and wide for the very special occasion including two people who arrived from America.  To view the above full scale photograph please click on the image which changes into a smaller picture –  Now click the small image and there you will have a clearer and bigger image permitting easier viewing.  No need to do this for the photographs following as these will automatically appear enlarged when you click on the image.    Renewed congratulations to [read more …] “Class Reunion 1976-1981 – A Clearer View of Groups”

Justin Kilcullen of Trócaire at Millstreet Community School

Principal Pat Pigott presents a portrait of Tubrid to Justin Kilcullen, Director of Trócaire at Millstreet Community School before Justin delivered his Lenten Talk entitled "Being God's Compassion in our World". Also included is Janet Twomey - Trocaire's Munster Area Organiser and Maurice Linehan who introduced Justin to the audience and was MC for the talk. Chaplain John Magee has been one of the main coordinators of the very interesting 2012 Lenten Talks which have now concluded. (S.R.)

Hugely Successful World Wide Welcome Event Tonight

One of the many very happy scenes at the annual World Wide Welcome event in Millstreet Community School tonight (15th March). The enthusiastic audience was given a fascinating insight into a variety of different cultures through song, dance, poetry, visual images and food. Lots more pictures to follow later. (S.R.)

Lenten Talks Series – Being God’s Compassion in our World

Justice Kilcullen with Mary Robinson in Somalia

The Millstreet parish series of Lenten Talks continues with the third and final one on Monday the 12th of March at Millstreet Community School Library from 8 to 9.30pm.

The third speaker is the Director of Trócaire, Mr Justin Kilcullen. His talk is entitled “Being God’s Compassion in our World”.

Justin Kilcullen was appointed Director of Trócaire in 1993 having worked for many years in Africa and Asia. Having qualified as an architect in 1975 Justin began working overseas in Tanzania before moving to Asia, specialising in the design and construction of refugee camps for Cambodian and Vietnamese refugees. He joined Trócaire in 1981 and served as Trócaire representative in Laos until 1992.

Lenten Talk Series – Compassion, Faith and the Family

Dr Patricia Kieran

Millstreet Parish host the second of three Lenten Talks at the Millstreet Community School Library on Monday the 5th of March from 8 to 9.30pm.

The speaker on this occasion will be Dr Patricia Kieran, Department of Education, Mary Immaculate College, Limerick. Her talk is entitled “Compassion, Faith and the Family“.

Her teaching areas are: Religious Education, Church, Feminist Theology, World Religions. Her research interests are: Multi-faith Religious Education (R.E.); teaching world religions in Catholic schools; inter-denominational education; Catholic religious education in Ireland; R.E. and gender; and theology and R.E.

Inspiring Lenten Talk by Fr. Peter McVerry, S.J. at Millstreet C.S. on Monday

D.J. Golden as MC at the first of three Lenten Talks welcomes Fr. Peter McVerry to Millstreet Community School. Also included are four Students from the School. Fr. Peter delivered a most inspiring, uplifting and interesting lecture on the theme of Jesus, the Compassionate One. The second talk is on Monday, 5th March at 8 p.m. and will be given by Dr. Patricia Kieran, Dept. of Ed., Mary Immaculate College, Limerick on "Compassion, Faith and the Family". (S.R.)

Fr. Peter McVerry Kicks Off Lenten Talks in Millstreet

Fr Peter McVerry

Millstreet Parish have organised a series of three talks to mark the season of Lent. They will take place on Monday nights in Millstreet Community School library at 8pm, beginning on 27th February. The overall theme of the talks is ‘Compassion’ and they will be delivered by three highly regarded speakers, Fr. Peter McVerry SJ, Dr. Patricia Kieran, and Mr. Justin Kilcullen. Each talk will conclude with the chance to ask questions and some light refreshments.The first talk will take place on Monday 27th February. Fr. Peter McVerry SJ will speak about ‘Jesus the Compassionate One’.

Fr. McVerry grew up in Newry, Co. Down. In 1962, he entered the Jesuit Order and was ordained in 1975. He worked as a priest in the Inner City in Dublin from 1975 to 1980 and there he encountered some homeless children. He opened a hostel for homeless children in 1979 and this subsequently became his life-time work. He moved to Ballymun in 1980 and [read more …] “Fr. Peter McVerry Kicks Off Lenten Talks in Millstreet”

Munster Senior Camogie Final Winners – Millstreet Community School

Pictured with their Coaches (Gillian Cashman and Barry Fraser) – The Munster Senior Camogie Team from Millstreet Community School – in Doneraile at the match on Saturday, 3rd Dec. 2011. The final score: Millstreet Community School 4 goals 5 points while St. Mary’s, Macroom’s score was 2 goals 3 points.

Sincere thanks to Coach, Barry Fraser for sharing this excellent team picture and the following images of such a wonderfully successful occasion in Doneraile on Saturday.   Heartfelt congratulations to the [read more …] “Munster Senior Camogie Final Winners – Millstreet Community School”

Brilliant Performances in Transition Year Drama Group’s Comedy at MCS

Magnificent performances by the brilliant cast of "It Runs in the Family!" - a hilarious comedy by Ray Cooney - photographed after their most enjoyable presentation on Tuesday, 22nd Nov. 2011. The excellent play by the Transition Year Students continues on Wednesday and Thursday nights (23rd and 24th Nov.) at Millstreet Community School. (S.R.)

It Runs in the Family

Millstreet Community School T.Y. Drama Group will present the hilarious comedy “It runs in the family”, a two act play guaranteed to banish those winter blues! The cast, backroom team and producers Jennifer O’Donoghue and Margaret Buckley have put in a big effort so come out and give your support to the stars of the future (and the present) to what promises to be a great night out. It’s on at the Community School Tuesday to Thursday November 22, 23, 24th starting at 8pm sharp. Tickets €8 and €5 available at 029-70087.
From left: Donagh Murphy, Joanne O’Riordan, Conor Meade, Nadine Spillane, Stephen Crowley, Padraig McCarthy, Mark O’Sullivan, a skeleton, Colm Barrett, Andrew Roche and Haley Whitby. Missing from photo: Kelly Murphy.

Trish Gallagher Visits Community School Today

Trish Gallagher pictured with Students of Millstreet Community School having been presented with a bouquet of flowers. Also included: Bernie McAuliffe (Teacher), Pat Pigott (Principal) and Shane Guerin (Teacher).

On Monday, 3rd Oct. 2011 Trish Gallagher visited Millstreet Community School accompanied by members of her family including her mother, Mrs. O’Connor and friends.   Having communicated so very well with the various students who posed some very relevant and comprehensive [read more …] “Trish Gallagher Visits Community School Today”

Trish Gallagher Visits Millstreet Community School – Presidential Campaign 2011

Wife of Presidential Candidate, Seán Gallagher, Trish Gallagher (nee O'Connor of Kanturk area), visited Millstreet Community School today where she very impressively addressed a whole range of excellent questions from School Students. From left: Niall O'Connor (brother of Trish), Derry Morley (Deputy Principal), Trish Gallagher, Bernie McAuliffe (Teacher), Pat Pigott (Principal) and Eileen O'Connor (Niall's wife). More pictures to follow later. (S.R.)