Ahead of the severe weather this week, Cork County Council has made grit available at over 190 locations across the county for use by local communities. Council staff are currently replenishing stocks. Full locations can be found at corkcoco.ie/node/1475. Below are the locations in the Millstreet Engineers Area:
Glantane Cross, Knocknagree; Kiskeam Graveyard entrance; Kerryman’s Table, Kilcorney; opposite Keim Quarry, Millstreet; Crohig’s Cross, Ballydaly; Adjacent to New Housing Estate at Laharn Boherbue; Knocknagree O Learys Yard ,Boherbue Road; Fermoyle Ball Alley, Banteer; Lyre Village; Ballydesmond Church Rd, Opposite Council Estate 
Kanturk Mallow Municipal District held a reception in recognition of the achievements of the groups from Millstreet Town and Kiskeam Village. Chair of Kanturk Mallow MD Cllr Timmy Collins noted the dedication of each Tidy Town group, “On behalf of the Members of the Kanturk Mallow Municipal District and staff I would like to express my thanks to all the volunteers in each of our Tidy Towns groups throughout the District. Their dedication and personal sacrifice in making our towns and villages better places to live and work in is inspiring. Tidy Town Groups and their communities add significantly to the quality of what we have in Cork County and their ongoing work is proudly supported by Cork County Council. This Municipal District will continue to support their work through the funding allocated to groups in the Community Funding Schemes, which will be advertised again early in 2018…” – read the full article by Cork Co. Co.
Minister for Agriculture Food and the Marine, Fine Gael TD for Cork North West Michael Creed T.D. has today confirmed that the Government is to provide funding to Cork County Council for the provision of six new social housing units in Millstreet.
Commenting on the announcement Minister Creed said “providing an adequate supply of social housing is a key priority of this Government. I am pleased to confirm that over €1.1 million is to be provided to Cork County Council for the provision of six social housing units, at Claragh Road, Millstreet.” … read the full article on theCork.ie
Good news for Millstreet Town this week with confirmation of funding for a number of organisations based in Millstreet Town and surrounding areas as part of the 2017 Kanturk/Mallow Municipal District Fund Scheme.
Organisations funded are as follows:
Millstreet Tidy Towns – €1,800
Ballydaly Action 2000 Group – €10,000
Kilcorney Community Development Association – €1,500
Millstreet Pitch & Putt Club – €300
St. John’s Well Committee – €3,000
Millstreet Town will also have the benefit from an additional allocation of €14,000 from Cork County Council’s Town Development Fund during 2017 which will be allocated following consultation with Millstreet Partnership Committee. Well done to all involved! – from Cllr. John Paul O’Shea
At the quarterly meeting of Cork County Council, Millstreet’s local representative, Cors O’Callaghan (of Altamount House) proposed a resolution requesting the people not to purchase imported carriages and traps and keep local jobs in Ireland. You might say that things have not changed much in the hundred years since ! O’Callaghan also agrued against low wages, and the problems with the newly introduced Daylight Saving Time.
Donie Howard of Kilcorney came across these two very interesting pages recently in a centenary souvenir published by Cork County Council. He was Donie’s Great Grand Uncle and Grand Uncle of Noreen Corkery, Margaret Moynihan and the late Ann Cronin. He died this month 94 years ago.
With the footpaths on Main Street currently under reconstruction, today also sees the announcement that many of the street lights in town will be replaced with new energy efficient LED lighting before year end, and also some new lights also to be installed to eliminate a black.
In the announcement by Cllr John Paul O’Shea he says that “the new programme is part of a drive from the Cork County Council to improve the public lighting in Cork’s Towns and Villages and to reduce its overall energy consumption. LED lighting produces a whiter light which allows for better dissemination of colour making it easier to identify pedestrians crossing the road etc.” The new lights will be at:
Drishane Road – replace 37 lights
Killarney Road – replace 13 lights
Drishane View Housing Estate – replace 7 lights
Drishane View Housing Estate – 2 new lights to eliminate blackspot on entrance to estate
Áine Murphy – P.R.O. Millstreet Tidy Town Association has just emailed us the following truly uplifting News:
“Just to let you know Millstreet won First in Category A for Cork County Council Anti Litter Challenge 2016. We are very proud of this achievement. I will hopefully have photos for you over the weekend from this occasion from the representatives of the Millstreet Tidy Town Association that attended the event this evening in County Hall. This is a huge achievement Millstreet Town and a testament to the community spirit of our fair town,
Millstreet Tidy Town Association will receive a cash prize for achieving first place in this competition which is much needed as we rely heavily on donations, sponsorship and grants to enable us to achieve many of the projects around town. To mention a few such as all the planting that is done in the town every year also the water butts that have been implemented in the last 2 years.
None of these things are possible without the help of the people of Millstreet, FÁS, Cork County Council. There is a huge amount of work that is involved achieving a result like this and it takes a lot of volunteers. We would like to take this opportunity to applaud them all.
As a side note we have also received invites to the National Tidy Town Award Ceremony which will be held in The Helix in Dublin on the 26th of September. Whilst we are not guaranteed an award merely by just receiving an invite I would hope at the very least that we will be receipt of acknowledgement of the effort that is being put into our town through the Millstreet Tidy Town Association. I will keep you posted on this.
So for tonight we can celebrate an amazing win at County Hall!”
What a totally magnificent achievement – Our sincere congratulations on such inspiring dedication. Many thanks, Áine, for such great news. (S.R.)
Cork Co. Council is running a Garden & Floral Display Competition, the closing date for which is the 1st July 2016.
There is one set of prizes for the best overall display in a housing estate, the best front garden display and the best commercial floral display in Millstreet Town.
There is a second set of prizes for the same three categories covering the villages within the Millstreet catchment area– i.e Boherbue, Banteer, Ballydesmond, Ballydaly, Knocknagree, Lyre, Nadd, Cullen, Dernagree, Kiskeam.
There is a €5.00 entry fee and application forms are available from the Council Office in Millstreet.
We thank Denis for this important information. (S.R.)
Kanturk Mallow Municipal District
Town Painting Scheme 2016
Cork County Council Kanturk Mallow Municipal District wishes to announce the Kanturk Mallow Municipal District Town Painting Scheme 2016.
The purpose of the scheme is to preserve and enhance the Town Centre Heritage and Streetscape of the five towns of the District – Buttevant, Millstreet, Kanturk, Mallow and Newmarket. The grant amount is a maximum of €475.00 or 50% of cost, whichever is the lesser. Approval will be granted in writing stating the grant amount and colour. Works must be completed within three months of approval date.
Kanturk Mallow Municipal District – Town Painting Scheme 2015
Cllr. Dan Joe Fitzgerald, Chairperson of the Kanturk Mallow Municipal District wishes to announce the Kanturk Mallow Municipal District Town Painting Scheme 2015.
The purpose of the scheme is to preserve and enhance the Town Centre Heritage and Streetscape of the five towns of the District – Mallow, Millstreet, Kanturk, Newmarket and Buttevant. The grant amount is a maximum of €475.00 or 50% of cost, whichever is the lesser. Approval will be granted in writing stating the grant amount and colour. Works must be completed within three months of approval date.
Application forms are available at your local Cork County Council Area Office: Carnegie Hall, Millstreet, Kanturk Area Office, Newmarket Area Office and Municipal District Office, Cork County Council, Annabella, Mallow.
Millstreet Tidy Town Association would like to invite one and all to take part in the Anti Litter Competition for 2015. It is potentially worth €1750 to the Millstreet Tidy Town Association. What has that to do with me I hear you ask ?
The annual spend for the Millstreet Tidy Town Association per annum is roughly between €9000 to €10000. This prize fund would go a long way to help aid our efforts in maintaining our beautiful town.
The first adjudication will take place on the 27th of April, so that only gives us 3 weeks. Everybody can help, even just by tidying up outside our own houses and surrounding footpaths. There will be Litter Pick Ups organised in the coming weeks. We would really appreciate if one and all got involved.
It won’t take long if we all do a small part. Why not get together with your neighbours and organise your own Litter Pick Up in your street.
We have a beautiful town and would love to be able to showcase this. Millstreet has won first prize in this competition in previous years. It would be great if we could do it again.
Millstreet Town Park received €7,500 from the Cork County Council Community Fund, towards their new outdoor fitness equipment. The note below is from Cllr John Paul O’Shea:
Over €75,000 was allocated to communities across the Kanturk/Mallow Municipal District Area this week as part of Cork County Council’s Community Fund. The fund was established to support community and voluntary groups who wish to undertake capital development projects in their respective villages and towns.
Welcoming the allocations, Chairman of the Kanturk/Mallow Municipal District, Cllr. John Paul O’ Shea (Ind) said “The commitment of Cork County Council to allocate monies to these deserving projects is indeed a very welcome announcement for community groups within the Kanturk and Mallow areas. This funding will undoubtedly benefit the many community and voluntary organisations who have worked extremely hard in recent months planning for such developments in their respective communities and I look forward to seeing the fruits of their labour becoming a reality during the coming months”. [read more …] “Town Park Grant for Outdoor Gym”
Cllr John Paul O’Shea and members of the Millstreet Men’s Shed last week as they signed a lease with Cork County Council on the Old Fire Station in Millstreet last week. The old fire station will become the new home of Millstreet Men’s Shed group. [from John Paul O’Shea]
Road Closures: Kilmeedy Bridge to Croohig’s Cross Roads – ESB Works
Monday 25th August to Sunday 5th October 2014 (24 Hours Each Day)
Roads to be Closed: The L-5223-0 from its junction with the R582 at Kilmeedy Bridge to its junction with the L-5224-21 at Kilmeedy West. The L-5172-0 from its junction with the L-5224-21 at Kilmeedy West to its junction with the L-1130-27 at Croohig’s Cross Roads. Road Numbers L-5223-0 and L-5172-0.
Road Closures: Croohig’s Cross Roads to Ballydaly Cross Roads – ESB Works
Monday 29th September to Sunday 12th October 2014 (24 Hours Each Day)
Road to be Closed: The L-5171-0 from its junction with the L-1130-27 at Croohig’s Cross Roads to its junction with the R582 at Ballydaly Cross Roads. Road Number L-5171-0.
Cork County Council anti-litter competition – Judging continues this Monday, 27th May for one week with emphasis on the Town itself and Murphy’s Terrace. Please help by keeping these areas litter-free.
County Council is encouraging people to recycle waste at their nearest recycling centre in a bid to promote recycling this Christmas. A Council spokesperson stated: “With recycling so easy to do now, it is very important that everyone in Cork remembers to recycle as much of their waste as possible.”
Recycling centres across the county will reopen the Friday after Christmas. Cork County Council announced that sites at Bandon, Macroom, Youghal, Raffeen, Rossmore, Clonakilty, Derryconnell, Castletownbere, Mallow, Kanturk and Millstreet will close tomorrow, Saturday and Skibbereen site will close today, Friday. All sites will reopen on Friday, December 28th and Saturday, December 29th.
All sites will also be closed on Sunday, December 30th and Tuesday, January 1st, while Mallow, Millstreet and Kanturk will all close on Monday, December 31st
Millstreet finished a creditable third in the top division of the Cork Anti Litter Challenge 2012. After a terrible first week score which left us in last position, Millstreet had the best cumulative score from the second and third weeks to climb into third position. Well done and a big thanks to everyone that bent their backs to pick up rubbish and make Millstreet a cleaner place to live in, and also those that made the effort to take their rubbish home with them!
After two weeks of the Cork County Council Litter Challenge 2012, we find ourselves languishing down the table for our category with only one week remaining. Top score for the second week was unable to detract from the worst score in week 1 🙁 … but at least it was a big improvement where most other towns dropped points in week 2.
Cork County Council Anti Litter Challenge 2012 League Table – Category A
The first set of results (26th May – 8th June) from the Cork Inter-Town Litter Challenge 2011 have come to Millstreet Tidy Town Committee. Millstreet scored a very good 90 points, and lie in second position behind Charleville (92 points), and ahead of Blarney, Bantry, Bandon, Kinsale, Macroom, and Ballincollig. The challenge is ongoing and judging will finish on July 7th, so please get out and pick up any bits of rubbish you see lying around if we are to come out on top this year. A summary of the initial results are given below, with the full scorecard at the bottom of this article:
Description of Area
No. of Pieces of Litter (10 butts = 1 piece)
Carton House Chinese Restaurant
Millwheel Take away
Razor Sharp Barbers
Door of John Moyhihans Rallying
Tarrants- The Bridge Bar
Murphys Terrence, House #1
Pier of House no 7
House No 1 of Old Coach Drive ( Down from Murphys
Start of wall of House No 7
Esso Centra- Entrance from the Town
Raiding where tractors are parked
Green Glens Area
Picnic Area at the start of the town – Seat before the