Superbly organized by the dedicated members of Millstreet’s Men’s Shed the Annual Soapbox Race took place on Sunday, 22nd July 2018 starting at the K&L Complex and finishing on Clara Road. Commentator supreme Richard O’Sullivan introduced some eight adult competitors plus (new this year) a host of young people with their own toy vehicles. Here we share just the beginning of a much longer feature later – just to give an idea of the truly wonderful atmosphere (despite the very humid weather conditions). We begin by meeting the 1st, 2nd and 3rd winners . We also meet with representatives of the overall winners – Healy’s Bar, Kilcorney. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)
Millstreet Vintage Club and Cancer Connect would like to thank Everybody that came out to Support our Show on Sunday last. The Show which was thankfully Blessed with fine weather was an outstanding success with great support on the the day, over 150 vehicles were on display and to all the people that brought out there beautiful exhibits from both near and far. We thank each and every one of you for making the journey, to all the club members who helped out and worked very hard both on the lead up to the event and on the day itself many many thanks. To everybody that helped in anyway no matter how big or small we thank you all very much, to Millstreet GAA, the Town Park Committee, and Millstreet Soccer Club we are most grateful for the use of a top class venue and facilities, without your help and support the event would not have been the success that it was. A very big thank you to all our very generous sponsors who very kindly donated great prizes for our draw. To Sgt. Paul Lynch and his team, we thank them very much for keeping traffic flow and parking facilities running like clockwork, to the Millstreet Fire Brigade Crew for providing us with their time and for giving an insight into the skills and dedication of their challenging job, to the Broomhill Tractor Build Team for bringing their Championship Winning Tractor Build to the Show, to the Millstreet Pipe Band, and to Danny and Pat of Back on Track for providing great Music and Entertainment. To all the People who turned up with exhibits, food stalls, entertainment for the kids etc, to the media who did a great job in getting the word out there, including John Tarrant of The Corkman, C103 Mallow, Millstreet.ie Website, Corkmusicstation, Seán Radley, Willie Fitzgerald, LTV2, Eily Buckley, Andrew Pollock and Team of Irish Vintage Scene, Tom Corbett and Matthew Twomey. Also thanks to the following for there help: Jerry Lehane PC, Joan O`Mahony, Sharon Lane, Noel Buckley, Declan Casey, Dolly Ring, Mens Shed, and K+L Delivieries. We hope everyone enjoyed the Day and in due course we will be presenting a Cheque with the proceeds from the Day to a very worthy and well deserved Cause in Cancer Connect.
Entries are invited for Millstreet Soap Box Derby 2017 which was scheduled to take place on Sunday 30th July from K&L Headquarters at Mount Leader proceeding to Clara Road. This date has now been brought forward one week. It now takes place on Sunday, 23rd July 2017 and the entry fee is €30.00. Now is the time to be considering the building of safe creative Soap Boxes. This was a hugely popular event when held two years ago. It is being coordinated by Millstreet Men’s Shed. Further information from Ivor Horton – on 087 363 3210 or by emailing ivorahorton@ gmail.com (S.R.)
John Paul O’Shea
who will unveil our new sign and open our new meeting room
at our new shed, the Old Fire Station, on the Macroom Road
on Friday 19th Feb at 7.30pm
Roger was one of four dedicated people who founded Millstreet Men’s Shed and his very professional advice and work with Millstreet Tidy Towns was hugely appreciated. The Cullinane Family made everyone so very welcome at McCarthy’s Bar on Thursday night where a very large number of sincere Friends and members of the two Associations assembled to pay very special and heartfelt tribute to both Roger and Wendy. We extend our very best wishes for the future to the splendid Couple from All in Millstreet who hold Wendy and Roger in such high [read more …] “Millstreet Salutes Wonderfully Popular Roger and Wendy”
The nest boxes which were beautifully built by the Men’s Shed and will be strategically located around the greener parts of Millstreet. Mainly the Town park, Clara Rd, Community school and perhaps even across from the Men’s Shed so the lads can observe their handy work.
There are 3 different types of nest boxes involved and a huge amount of effort and craftsmanship was placed into the creation of these nest boxes.
More information will be available on nest boxes on Millstreet Tidy Town website, which will be up and running in the coming weeks.
Many thanks to all involved. Pictured are Bertie Buckley and members of Mens Shed and Derry Sheehan and Kieran Murphy of Millstreet Tidy Town.
The Millstreet Men’s Shed Soapbox Race and Kart Drifting Exhibition was held on the Clara Road on Sunday evening (July 27th) as the final part of the Millstreet Summer Festival. Below are some photos of the racing which were sent to us by Geralding Dennehy.
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Tom Corbett has a few photos of the racing on a facebook album