While many people may feel that once the very impressive Astro Turf was put in place a few short years ago it would not need much maintenance. But when recently speaking with Mary Collins of Millstreet Community Council (MCC) with special responsibility for the operation of the Astro Turf she indicated that nothing is maintenance-free and Mary shared the following important points: 1. The Pitch has to be decompacted on a regular basis with some 8 tons of rubber recently spead to refresh the spring on the Pitch which over time can become flat and could lose its very significant spring. 2. It has to be brushed twice a year to maintain the springy feel of the Pitch.
Following the easing of C0VID-19 Restrictions the newly refreshed Astro Turf Pitch will reopen this coming Monday evening, 13th July 2020. Presently, it’s Monday to Friday only. Below we share images of the very recent renewal work in progress with the Pitch now looking superb. Sincere thanks to Mary Collins for sharing such vital information and special thanks also to Margaret Bourke of MCC for alerting me to the work in progress which we recorded as illustrated below. (S.R.)
We received the following message from Maura Kiely, Secretary, Millstreet Community Council:
On behalf of our community, Millstreet Community Council wish to acknowledge the Trojan work of the front-line staff of our hospital, medical surgeries, health centre, chemists, postmen, supermarkets, butchers, suppliers of petrol and diesel and all who helped the community in a variety of ways.
They served the community with good humour and smiles— even in the early days of this pandemic, before perspex protection and when nobody knew what to expect. They all deserve our unending gratitude and perhaps the best way that we can show this gratitude now is to Shop Local. (S.R.)
We thank Geraldine O’Sullivan (née O’Leary) for the following comprehensive report and we feature some eight images illustrating the rapid progress of the Playground Development by Carrigadrohid based Co. Browne Brothers. Tap on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)
Millstreet Town Park Committee wishes to thank Irina Popova for her fantastic fundraising efforts for the Playground Project. Irina and her team at Infinite Arts raised a whopping €1,623 from the combined Yoga classes, Health and Wellbeing Day and a personal online fundraiser. Thank you to everyone, individuals and businesses, who supported or contributed in any way to any or all of Irina’s events.
It was great to welcome Irina and her daughter Sasha to the Town Park to formally acknowledge her contribution on day 1 of the Playground transformation.Sasha, Irina and Luke in the background.
We are almost there but still need your help. We welcome any contribution…every little helps.
TO DONATE: you may
(1) lodge online to Millstreet Town Park bank account at IBAN: IE61 BOFI 9058 0332 1050 69, BIC:BOFIIE2
(2) lodge cash or cheque in person at Millstreet Credit Union – reference Millstreet Town Park account
(3) send a cheque payable to ” Millstreet Town Park ” care of FAS Offices, Millstreet Community Gym, Millstreet
Millstreet Community Council Ltd would like to thank most sincerely everyone who generously donated to their recent Church Gate Collection. This money is vital to help us continue to contribute to local activities such as school projects, events and maintenance of our premises.
A special word of thanks to Sergeant Paul Lynch & the Gardai, the businesses, organisations, groups and individuals who made all the events this year possible which included the St. Patrick’s Day Parade, Party in the Park, the parade for the European Mounted Games Championships & Culture Night. Thanks, is also due to the businesses & outlets who are facilitating us with the distribution of the Text Alert Forms & the Calendars for 2020. We would also like to thank the local community for continuing to support the use of the Astro Turf Pitch, the Gym & the Creche. The key to the success of our events & facilities is down to Eily Buckley, John Tarrant, Seán Radley & the millstreet.ie team, and Sharon Lane for their advertising. Finally, thanks to Billy Sheehan of the Wallis Arms Hotel for accommodating us for our meetings throughout the year.
The Community Council Ltd Committee would like to wish everyone a Happy Christmas and a peaceful and prosperous 2020!
In a small few cases of the recently launched Millstreet Calendar 2020 a printing error has been discovered in that the months of February and November are missing and there is an advertisement for some business in another part of Ireland. If you discover that you have bought one of these incorrectly printed Calendars please contact Millstreet Community Council and a replacement will be provided. Apologies regarding this but it only relates to a very small number of the popular Calendar. (S.R.)
Millstreet Community Council congratulates Millstreet Tidy Towns Association on its truly superb success in the National Tidy Towns Competition 2019. Joe Lawler on behalf of MCC extends very best wishes to all who have shown such inspiring dedication leading to increased marks and a further Bronze Medal. (S.R.)
Millstreet Community Council would like to thank everyone who participated & helped to make Culture Night such a success. A special word of thanks to Billy & Staff of the Wallis Arms Hotel & to Fidelis & Bernie Duggan for welcoming us into their premises. Finally, a word of thanks to the public for their overwhelming support & enthusiasm, it was greatly appreciated.
Entertainment in the Wallis Arms Hotel at 7pm will include the Under 12 Ladies Set Dancers who came second in Fleadh Cheoil na hEireann 2019, Empire Acrobatic Rock ‘n Roll, including teens from Millstreet & the USA Champions from June 2019, music by Comhaltas, Millstreet Convent School Choir, Drishane Castle Choir, Aubane ‘Straw Boys’ Set Dancers plus many more guests. Come along & enjoy the evening.
Culture Night will be celebrated in Ireland on Friday September 20th. In Millstreet, the Museum will be open to the public from 6pm to 7pm. The Vintage Club will be present in the Square, exhibitions of photos, arts & crafts will be on display in the E Centre from 6pm & there will be a free night of entertainment in the Wallis Arms Hotel at 7pm. Your support would be greatly appreciated.
As part of an all-island celebration of arts, heritage and culture, Culture Night 2019 will take place on Friday September 20th in the Square in Millstreet. Millstreet Community Council is inviting individuals & groups who would like to exhibit their work in the E Centre (photographs, arts, crafts etc) to contact Marie 0872802529 or any member of Millstreet Community Council before September 6th.
Millstreet Community Council is inviting representatives of Pubs, Clubs, Groups, Organisations, Businesses & Individuals interested in participating in Culture Night on Friday September 20th (the Annual All of Ireland celebration of culture, creativity and the arts) to a meeting in the Wallis Arms Hotel on Wednesday June 26th at 8pm. Your support would be greatly appreciated.
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”
Noel Buckley, Chairman, Millstreet Community Council Ltd. extends sincere congratulations to Mark Ellis having been selected at centre-back for the Cork Hurlers for their vital game against Limerick on Sunday, 19th May 2019. Hope he has a great game. Also – Millstreet Community Council wishes to pay tribute to Darragh Cashman for his superb displays with Cork Minor Footballers. (S.R.)
The Annual General Meeting 2019 of Millstreet Community Council took place at the Wallis Arms Hotel on Tuesday night, 12th Feb.. The dedication and commitment of M.C.C. is truly inspirational in that so many praiseworthy events are organised annually, numerous deserving causes are supported and the uplifting image of Millstreet and its environs is consistently promoted. Every success in the year ahead. Míle buíochas for your wonderful work – the Community greatly appreciates such sincere generosity of time, talent and dedication. Click on the images below which illustrate those who participated in the A.G.M. at the Wallis Arms Hotel. (S.R.) [read more …] “A.G.M. of Millstreet Community Council at Wallis Arms Hotel”
Chairman Noel Buckley extends on behalf of Millstreet Community Council sincere congratulations to O’Flynn Medical on receiving their highly prestigious Award at the recent major Award Ceremony in Cork.
Noel writes: ” Millstreet Community Council, on behalf of the community, would like to extend sincere congratulations to O’Flynn Medical on winning The Cork Chamber SME Company of the Year Award. This is indeed a prestigious achievement by O’Flynn Medical and a worthy recognition of their expansion over the past twenty years.”
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:
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.)
Millstreet Community Council extends sincere congratulations to Millstreet Tidy Towns Association on its recent superb result in the National Tidy Towns Competition 2018. Achieving seven extra marks and a further Bronze Medal is most encouraging. Visitors to our area consistently comment on the beauty and tidiness of our town. (S.R.)
And a further message from Noel Buckley, Chairman, Millstreet Community Council:
“At the monthly meeting of Millstreet Community Council congratulations were extended to the Tidy Towns Committee on achieving such high marks and winning their category in this year’s competition. With their continued dedication and commitment and with the continuing co-operation of everyone in the community, overall victory is now within sight.”
“Millstreet Community Council welcomes the result of the review carried out recently regarding the Millstreet Ambulance Service. Now, after six years, the Millstreet Ambulance Service is to be fully restored—which is indeed great news. Millstreet Community Council has been working behind the scenes with the H.S.E. on this very important issue.”
Noel Buckley (Chairman)
We thank Noel for this truly uplifting news and we congratulate Millstreet Community Council for having placed such vital focus on the all-important health issue. We all extend a heartfelt welcome back to the fully restored Millstreet Ambulance Service. (S.R.)
Millstreet Community Council wishes the very best of luck to Chloe Collins and Kevin Crowley who will be participating in the Senior Munster Finals versus Kerry in Cork this coming Saturday, 23rd June 2018. We thank Chairman MCC, Noel Buckley for this special greeting to both outstanding sports people on such a prestigious occasion. (S.R.)
Ladies Football Final: Cork 5:13 Kerry 2:10 (result) Men’s Football Final (7pm): Cork v Kerry (Live on RTE 1)
With lots of wonderfully adorned windows for our National St. Patrick’s Day celebrations on 17th March 2018 we meet with the dedicated members of Millstreet Community Council who on Thursday evening were superbly decorating Millstreet Town. Here we share some 33 images of the enthusiastic preparations. A very Happy St. Patrick’s Day to All. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)And we continue to share some 28 more pictures of the splendid preparations…. [read more …] “Preparing for Millstreet’s St. Patrick’s Day 2018”