Recognition for Tidy Town Groups

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.

Tidy Towns Present Awards

A feel good factor surrounded the annual Millstreet Tidy Towns Awards presentation at a pleasant function hosted in the Clara Inn. The enthusiastic Millstreet Tidy Towns Association earned an impressive six marks increase to 314 for 2017, those marks are hard earned, the Millstreet Association thrilled with the rate of progress. The Millstreet Awards function saluted local effort, best Commercial Frontage was awarded to Noel C Duggan with Reen’s Pharmacy highly commended. Taking the Best Town House was Lawrence McSweeney, Drishane Road; earning high commendation were Michael and Joan Sheehan, Minor Row – article thanks to John Tarrant 

Millstreet Tidy Town Association Awards Night

Millstreet Tidy Town Association are delighted to invite one and all to the Annual Award Ceremony for 2017. There will be 3 categories:

  • Best Commercial Premises
  • Best Garden
  • Best Household

The awards ceremony will be held in The Clara Inn, Wednesday 18th October @ 8pm. We would love to see as many as can make it for this wonderful night. It is a chance for us as a community to celebrate our Bronze Medal again for 2017 in Tidy Town competition as well as our own unsung heroes from home. See you all there.. Remember 8pm Wednesday 18th of October.

— Read Millstreet Tidy Towns Results for 2017

Tidy Towns Report 2017

Many Congrats to Millstreet Tidy Towns Association who have increased their score by six points this year at the National Tidy Towns Awards, and retained their Bronze Medal. Millstreet is getting closer to the top table every year, with overall winners Birdhill only 18 points ahead of us. A huge congrats must go to all that helped in any way through the year, and to O’Keeffe’s SuperValu Millstreet for helping them to make our area a nicer place to live in. The breakdown of the report is below:  [read more …] “Tidy Towns Report 2017”

Anti Litter Competition for 2017 begins next Monday

This year’s Anti Litter Competition is beginning next Monday 8th May 2017. As you are all aware I am sure, Millstreet Town won 1st Prize in Category A last year. So will we make it two in a row. I reckon we can do that no bother. So grab your sweeping brushes, shovels, gloves and bin bags and as always get out and clean, clean, clean. The evenings are only fab all this week so no excuses. Why not rope in a couple of the neighbours on your street and make a right good go of it. You will be done in no time. I will post the schedule of the particular areas that will judged just as soon as I get them. Any groups or any volunteers that would like help or a loan of equipment for their litter pick up please do not hesitate to contact me here on the page and I will sort out gear for you. Fingers crossed we will be top notch again this year. [from MillstreetTidyTown.ie]

Inspiring Enthusiasm Demonstrated by Team Millstreet Clean Up Today

True Community Spirit was superbly demonstrated today during the nationwide Tidy Towns Clean Up Project.  To illustrate the inspiring enthusiasm clearly in evidence we visited The Square where many splendid Volunteers prepared to travel to various parts of Millstreet to participate in the major Clean Up.  Then we went to Tanyard Wood when a wonderful Team including many young people completed a magnificent clean up project.   Sincere congratulations to All who so very enthusiastically participated.  Please click on the following images to enlarge.  (S.R.) [read more …] “Inspiring Enthusiasm Demonstrated by Team Millstreet Clean Up Today”

Team Millstreet Clean-Up

On Saturday 22nd of April 2017, Millstreet Tidy Town Association in conjunction with Cork County Council are delighted to announce Team Millstreet Clean-Up. Our aim is to clean all of Millstreet town and the surrounding area. This is a huge opportunity for people to get involved in their locale, give back to the community. We are calling on all Schools, Business and Community Groups to get involved.

Please contact us on one of millstreettidytown.iefacebook.com/Millstreet-Tidy-Town, or @millstreettidyt

Refreshments afterwards to be held @ GAA Hall

Sponsored by: Avonmore Electrical, Supervalu O’Keeffe’s, Millstreet Cork County Council

Presentation of Local Tidy Towns Awards at “Clara Inn”

The annual Local Awards from Millstreet Tidy Towns Association were presented at the "Clara Inn" on Wednesday night. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)
The annual Local Awards from Millstreet Tidy Towns Association were presented at the “Clara Inn” on Wednesday night. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)

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Millstreet Tidy Town Award Ceremony

Millstreet Tidy Town Association is holding an awards night in the Clara Inn, Millstreet, on Wednesday night at 8pm. This is an especially great celebration for us this  year as we hail the return of a Bronze Medal back to Millstreet from the National Tidy Town Competition, and this is after receiving first prize in the Cork County Council Anti Litter Competition.

It should be a fun filled evening with prize giving for Best Commercial Premises and also Best Garden and Best Household.

Please feel free to drop in and help us celebrate, with light refreshments to be served.

See more on millstreettidytown.ie

 

Cork Fairs Well in 2016 Tidy Town Awards

Conor Nelligan – Heritage Officer / ‘Ireland 2016’ County Coordinator has shared the following very interesting information re Medal Winners in Cork County at the recent National Tidy Towns Competition.  (S.R.)

The results for the National Tidy Towns Competition have been recently announced and are available to view on the Tidy Towns website by clicking here. The overall winner for 2016 was Skerries in Dublin with a score of 327 but it is clearly visible that the towns and villages of County Cork are getting closer and closer to the mark, with the County this year having picked up 19 medals:

LocationScoreAward
Midleton299Bronze
Bandon302Bronze
Carrigaline306Silver
Millstreet308Bronze
Skibbereen308Bronze
Youghal311Silver
Castletownroche313Bronze
Macroom313Silver
Timoleague315Bronze
Ballydehob316Bronze
Bantry316Silver
Cobh317Gold
Lislevane318Silver
Kinsale319Gold
Eyeries319Silver
Ballincollig321Gold
Rathbarry322Gold
Coolagown323Gold
Rosscarbery323Gold
Clonakilty324Gold

Numerous other locations in Cork, including some of the above also won other Tidy Town Associated Awards, for example, the Pollinator Award went to Kildorrery, the Islands Award went to Bere Island and, Coolagown, Cobh, Carrigaline and Kinsale also picked up other awards.
[read more …] “Cork Fairs Well in 2016 Tidy Town Awards”

Tidy Towns: 6 extra points, and a Bronze Medal

2015 Millstreet Tidy Town and Tourist Association - logoThe results of the Tidy Towns Ireland Competition were released yesterday in Dublin, and Millstreet Tidy Towns continued on their upward curve, gaining six point this year (on top of 5 points last year), and seeing the return of a Bronze Medal. Great credit is due to all that put in lots of effort this year and in the past:

“Millstreet Tidy Town Association would like to take this opportunity to thank all those involved. Without a strong community spirit and a stalwart of volunteers this result would not be possible. Tidy Town is just one simple way that we can showcase how wonderful a place Millstreet is. We can hold our heads high safe in the knowledge that all the hard work that people are putting into to keeping this town a beautiful place to live is paying off. So hats off and big congratulations to all.” – from millstreettidytown.ie

Below is the Adjudication Report and more:

[read more …] “Tidy Towns: 6 extra points, and a Bronze Medal”

Millstreet Tidy Towns Association receiving the prestigious First Prize in the Anti-Litter Challenge Awards 2016

Members of Millstreet Tidy Towns Association receiving the prestigious First Prize in the Anti-Litter Challenge Awards reception at Cork's County Hall from the Mayor of Cork County.  We thank Gordon O'Keeffe for the splendid image which was photographed by Ger McCarthy.  (S.R.)
Members of Millstreet Tidy Towns Association receiving the prestigious First Prize in the Anti-Litter Challenge Awards at the reception on Thursday 8th Sept. 2016 in Cork’s County Hall from the Mayor of Cork County. We thank Gordon O’Keeffe for the splendid image which was photographed by Ger McCarthy. (S.R.)

Millstreet Tonight Has Won First in Category A for Cork County Council Anti-Litter Challenge 2016 Announced at County Hall Occasion in Cork

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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.)

[read more …] “Millstreet Tonight Has Won First in Category A for Cork County Council Anti-Litter Challenge 2016 Announced at County Hall Occasion in Cork”

Millstreet Tidy Town Association Annual Church Gate Collection This Weekend

Millstreet Tidy Town Association Annual Church Gate Collection takes place this weekend in Millstreet – 30th/31st July 2016.   Hugely impressive is the tremendous work carried out by this marvellous Association.   Your generous support is greatly appreciated.  We thank Denis Hickey and Pat Randles for reminding us of this annual important collection.  (S.R.)27Millstreet's Hottest Day 18 July 2016 -60013Millstreet's Hottest Day 18 July 2016 -600

Tidy Town News – June 2016

The newly painted picnic area at Drishane Road

Picnic Area Painting: On the 30th May, some of the Millstreet Tidy Town volunteers ventured out in the glorious but very hot evening to give the Picnic Area on Drishane Road a very well deserved revamp… [full article]

Garden & Floral Display Competition 2016: Kanturk Mallow Municipal District are running Town & Villages Garden and Floral Display Competition 2016 again this year. There are 3 categories for Millstreet with 2 sub categories in each. All competition has a prize fund of … [full article]

Anti Litter Challenge Round 2: Round 2 results for the Anti Litter Challange are in, and Millstreet is still top of the league. We are well on our way to achieveing 1st place in … [full article]

See all the Tidy Towns news at millstreettidytown.ie/news-events

Team Millstreet Clean-Up

On Saturday 16th of April 2016, Millstreet Tidy Town Association in conjunction with Cork County Council are delighted to announce Team Millstreet Clean-Up.

Our aim is to clean all of Millstreet town and the surrounding area.

This is a huge opportunity for people to get involved in their locale, give back to the community. We are calling on all Schools, Business and Community Groups to get involved.

Please contact us on: millstreettidytown.ie  facebook.com/Millstreet-Tidy-Town @millstreettidyt

Refreshments afterwards to be held @ GAA Hall.

Sponsored by:  Supervalu O’Keeffe’s Millstreet, & Cork County Council

Transition Year Students studying Barn Owls and Kestrels

2016-03 Millstreet Tidy Towns - Transition Year Project 2016 with Tony Keneally, Wildlife BiologistMillstreet Tidy Town Association are delighted to announce that this year again Tony Keneally, Wildlife Biologist will be running a project with the Transition Year Students of Millstreet Community School. The Transition Year Students have made Nest Boxes for Barn Owls and Kestrels and the Transition Year Students will endeavour to study these magnificent birds. [read more on the project]

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[read more …] “Transition Year Students studying Barn Owls and Kestrels”

Welcome to 2016

2015 Millstreet Tidy Town and Tourist Association - logoHappy New Year to Everybody. Apologies for the lack of communication for last number of weeks. This is now to end. Back to regular updates and posts. I can here all the shouts of joy from here. So what better way to start a New Year than to reflect on the achievements of the previous year. There is so much to choose from. Well we had a very successful Anti Litter Challenge campaign this last year. We have an eye on first place for 2016. Then there is also the various projects that Tony Keneally, Wildlife Biologist has been heavily involved in with both the National and Secondary Schools. Also brilliant results in the National Tidy Town for this past year, only narrowly missing out on a Bronze Medal. Millstreet won a Pride of Place award in October. New Water Butts were placed throughout the Town, as were … read the full article on millstreettidytown.ie

Cartoon Characters “Tom & Jerry” at Mill View!

The very colourful scene at Mill View, Millstreet 2015 where the wonderfully creative John Lehane of Main Street has recently introduced a new "Friend" for Tom the black cat which has "resided" on the frontage of the cream house. Due to the work of Colman Culhane and the very dedicated Millstreet Tidy Towns Association Tom the black cat has been admired by many. Now "Jerry" the mouse takes up residence next door and even salutes Tom! Great to see such splendid features put in place adding to the uplifting atmosphere of Millstreet. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)
The very colourful scene at Mill View, Millstreet 2015 where the wonderfully creative John Lehane of Main Street has recently introduced a new “Friend” for Tom the black cat which has “resided” for the past few years on the frontage of the cream house. Due to the work of Colman Culhane and the very dedicated Millstreet Tidy Towns Association Tom the black cat has been admired by many. Now, due to the artistic work of John Lehane “Jerry” the mouse takes up residence next door and even salutes Tom saying “Hi Tom”! Great to see such splendid features put in place adding to the uplifting atmosphere of Millstreet. Click on the images to enlarge (S.R.)

7Tom and Jerry at Mill View 2015

5Tom and Jerry at Mill View 2015All these extra creative additions to our area certainly help to further increase marks in the national Tidy [read more …] “Cartoon Characters “Tom & Jerry” at Mill View!”

Millstreet Tidy Towns Community Awards 2015

Millstreet Tidy Towns Community Award took place in the wonderful setting of The Clara Inn on Wednesday night. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)
Millstreet Tidy Towns Community Awards took place in the wonderful setting of The Clara Inn on Wednesday night. O’Flynn Medical Services Ltd.won the Best Commercial Premises while the Best Residential Area award went to Murphy’s Terrace.  Full details on the Millstreet Tidy Towns website indicating the highly recommended entries.  Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)

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A Delighted Tidy Towns Secretary Encourages Local Assistance Following Uplifting Success in this Year’s National Tidy Town Competition

The following communication was received from Gordon O’Keeffe.  (S.R.):

Ladies & Gentelmen,

As Secretary of Millstreet Tidy Towns & Tourism Assocation we are pleased to attach this years Adjudication Report for the National Tidy Town Competition. We are extremely proud of our achievement of 302 points which is a fantastic 5 points improvement on 2014.
To put this in context, 302 points is only 21 points behind the overall winner – Letterkenny @ 323 points.

Success at this scale will only be maintained with the participation of the whole community.

From the attached report (which in fact has already been shared on our website “Tidy Towns increase by 5 points!) you will see that the Tidy Town Competition is much more that just picking up litter.

Our Association needs help from a broad skillbase to achieve our goal of being the overall National Tidy Town winner.

Your assistance in any form, large or small, will help us to achieve this goal.

We look forward to your favourable response.

Yours Sincerely,

Gordon O’ Keeffe HON. SEC.

MILLSTREET TIDY TOWNS & TOURISM ASSOCATION

Tidy Towns increase by 5 points !

Millstreet Tidy Town are very proud to announce that this afternoon in The Helix in Dublin, it was announced that Millstreet received 302 points in the annual Tidy Town competition for 2015. This is an increase of 5 points on last years results. This is a huge achievement. So may thanks to all in all involved, big and small efforts made a lot of difference. Whilst we bask in the glow of this brilliant result, we must also bear in mind that we have plenty more work to do to prepare for next year. Only 20 points behind the overall winner in our category – Listowel. These points are precious and hard to achieve. Also we were only 1 point off receiving a bronze medal. So just think of  what one small thing that you may have done that could have contributed to gaining that extra point. We are capable of most definitely achieving a Silver medal next year.  So get the thinking caps on.  New volunteers are always welcome, just send us an email, pm on Facebook or tweet if you like. Remember Tidy Town is all year, not just for the Summer. Congratulations to all involved. Below is the 2015 Adjudicator Result :

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Tidy Towns Competition 2015 – Adjudication Report

Centre: Millstreet 480Ref: 480
County: Cork(North)Mark: 302
Category: DDate(s): 16/6/2015
Max20142015
Community Involvement & Planning604343
Built Environment and Streetscape503940
Landscaping and Open Spaces504242
Wildlife, Habitats and Natural Amenities503132
Sustainable Waste and Resource Management501214
Tidiness and Litter Control906364
Residential Streets & Housing Areas503333
Approach Roads, Streets & Lanes503434
450297302

Community Involvement & Planning / Rannpháirtíocht an Phobail & Pleanáil:

Welcome to the SuperValu Tidy Towns Competition 2015 and we note that you have been participants for 30 years. Your committee has 18 full time members and a further 25 volunteers during the summer months. You meet every two weeks in winter and weekly in summer when the pressure is greatest to have your town looking its best. Well done on that huge effort. You receive support from residents, local businesses and [read more …] “Tidy Towns increase by 5 points !”

New Tidy Towns website

2015 Millstreet Tidy Town and Tourist Association - logoThe new Millstreet Tidy Town Association website is now available. Our sincerest thanks to budgetwebsites.ie without whom this would not have been possible. Especially to Niamh and her team. So we are well and truly up and running. Our facebook page over the last 2 weeks has proved a huge success. Our website is millstreettidytown.ie will hopefully be the same. Also our Twitter account went live this evening @millstreettidyt. And lastly our email address is millstreettidytown @ gmail.com

We look forward to hearing your feedback on these accounts and contact us please, especially with photos of your goings and your street is doing for the Tidy Town Competition this year.

[read more …] “New Tidy Towns website”

New Tidy Towns Facebook Page

2015-04-15 Presentation was made to Kathleen Crowley this evening for service to Millstreet Tidy Town Association that has spanned over 3 decadesMillstreet Tidy Town Association are happy to announce that we have launched a new Facebook page. It will make it easier for the people of Millstreet to keep up to date with all up coming activities. Also new the new Millstreet Tidy Town website (millstreettidytown.ie) will be available in the coming weeks. So please everybody get liking the page. The first Litter Pick Up will be on Thursday 23rd April at 7pm meeting in The Square.  Hope to see lots of new and old faces.

Already on the Millstreet Tidy Town Facebook Page are photos from last night’s presentation to Kathleen Crowley for over three decades of dedicated service. One of the photos is above, but see the other photos here.
[read more …] “New Tidy Towns Facebook Page”

Anti Litter Challenge 2015

Catch the Community Spirit - see litter - pick it up 02Millstreet 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. Catch the Community Spirit - see litter - pick it upWe 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 Salutes Wonderfully Popular Roger and Wendy

Roger and Wendy Cresswell have spent the past eleven very fruitful year in Millstreet.   At the very welcoming McCarthy's Bar, The Square, Millstreet on Thursday, 2nd April 2015 Millstreet's Men's Shed and Millstreet Tidy Towns Association made a number of presentations to the wonderfully popular Couple as they soon return to the UK.  Both Roger and Wendy have had such a marvellously positive impact on Millstreet over the past decade.   Click on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.)
Roger and Wendy Cresswell have spent the past eleven very fruitful years in Millstreet. At the very welcoming McCarthy’s Bar, The Square, Millstreet on Thursday, 2nd April 2015 Millstreet’s Men’s Shed and Millstreet Tidy Towns Association made a number of presentations to the wonderfully popular Couple as they soon return to the UK. Both Roger and Wendy have had such a marvellously positive impact on Millstreet over the past decade. Click on the images to enlarge.   (S.R.)

11Special Tribute to Roger and Wendy on 2nd April 2015 -8005Special Tribute to Roger and Wendy on 2nd April 2015 -8007Special Tribute to Roger and Wendy on 2nd April 2015 -80010Special Tribute to Roger and Wendy on 2nd April 2015 -800Roger 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”

Woodland Habitat Study

2015-03-24 Our Tidy Towns and Community School have started a Woodland Habitat StudyYesterday afternoon the Transition Year students of Millstreet Community School started a woodland habitat study in the woodland at the back of the Community school.
The Millstreet Tidy Town Association have organised in conjunction with Mr. Derry Morley, for a Wildlife Biologist, Mr. Tony Keneally to come and facilitate this study to be done. This will be happening for the next 3 to 5 weeks with the Transition Year Students.
Their work will involve mapping the woodland habitat and ecological experiments and activities. Their aim is to map and setup a management plan for the woodland area. The best plan will be presented to Millstreet Tidy Town committee for submission with this year’s entry. We wish them luck.
Pictured is [read more …] “Woodland Habitat Study”

New Nest Boxes by our Men’s Shed

20150310_200459- Men's Shed Nest Boxes10th March 2015, the Millstreet Mens Shed presented members of Millstreet Tidy Town association with 12 nest boxes.

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.

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