This week is Fire Safety Week and this coming Friday (October 11th), Millstreet Fire Brigade will be at Supervalu (9am-1pm) and Herlihy’s Centra (2pm-4pm). Please call in, have a chat, get to know your local Fire Fighters, get FREE advice, and more:
With the superb assistance of Millstreet Tidy Towns Association, Cork Co. Council Millstreet Branch and Millstreet Community Council four new hugely impressive outdoor seats have been put in place in Millstreet – one outside St. Patrick’s Church – one near the Eurovision 1993 Display at West End Car Park and two more within the Pollinator Park in Drishane Road – all illustrated in our images below. MCC had presented a cheque from the sale of the 2019 Calendar which helped to fund the cost of the four seats made in Ballingeary from Recycled Plastic. The very comfortable seats are already proving to be wonderfully popular. Sincere thanks to All involved in the installation of the four splendid seats. Click on the pictures to enlarge. (S.R.) [read more …] “Four New Wonderfully Impressive Outdoor Seats Now in Place in Millstreet”
Another amazing result for Millstreet and Millstreet Tidy Town. First in Category A of the Anti Litter Challenge 2018. Thank you to all involved and all who helped, and of course the organisers Cork County Council.
Breeda O’Keeffe, President of Millstreet Bridge Club (pictured standing on extreme right) this Monday evening expressed sincere thanks especially to Cllr. Bernard Moynihan (pictured) for Millstreet Bridge Club recently being presented with a €700.00 Grant from Cork Co. Council Amenity Funding. To bring to reality the Electronic Bridge Scoring System the Club has spent €2,100.00. Here we share two images from this evening’s meeting at Millstreet Day Care Centre. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)
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 
And for those that have to drive, here are the roads that are scheduled to be salted :
[read more …] “Grit Locations and Roads to be Salted”
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
For full details, read the press release by Cllr John Paul O’Shea
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.)
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.
Application forms are available at [read more …] “Town Painting Scheme 2016”
Applicants should be of good character, of good health, live less than 2 miles from the fire station, and be 18-55 yrs of age.
Closing date for applications for this part-time position is Friday, 29th January, 2016.
The Competition deadline is this coming Friday, 17th July. Please Note: Individual residents, along with residents associations can apply on behalf of the estate they are living in.
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.
All completed entry forms are to be returned to any of above by Friday 31st July 2015. Details also available on www.corkcoco.ie Any queries, please contact 022 21123 or email kanturkmallow.md @corkcoco.ie
We thank Denis O’Shea for this important notice. (S.R.)
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.
Full details on the Cork County Council website
Results from the first fortnight of the Cork County Council Anti Litter Challenge 2014 – League Table – Category A
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.