Wonderful Gathering for Unveiling of John & Lena Plaque in Millstreet Town Park

It was John O’Keeffe’s niece – Peg O’Keeffe of Drishane Road, Millstreet – who this Monday morning (11th March 2019) officially unveiled the very impressive plaque at the Bridge in Millstreet Town Park in the presence of a wonderful cross section of local people and visitors including relatives from Mitchelstown of the late Lena.   Members of Millstreet Tidy Towns and Members of Millstreet Town Park were also present.   Chairman of Millstreet Town Park Committee – Denis Twomey – delivered a superb speech acknowledging the amazing contribution both John and the late Lena made to Millstreet over several years.   Denis Hickey and his Team had the ground and plaque placement splendidly prepared.   Here we share some 18 images illustrating what a very special occasion it was – blessed, thankfully, by perfect weather conditions.   Click on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.)

Peg O’Keeffe unveils the special plaque.
Denis Twomey and Denis Hickey applaud Peg having officially unveiled the plaque.
Belle Brosnan (with her Grandmother) points to the new plaque. Belle’s Grandfather, the late Neily O’Leary, devoted lots of dedicated time to the care of the Town Park and Millstreet environs.
Áine Collins was among those who were instrumental in accessing funding for Millstreet Town Park and hugely respected the inspirational efforts of John and Lena.

And we share a further 13 images from this morning’s historic occasion. [read more …] “Wonderful Gathering for Unveiling of John & Lena Plaque in Millstreet Town Park”

Unveiling of Special Plaque at Town Park Bridge on Monday

Everyone is welcome to the unveiling of a special plaque at the Bridge in Millstreet Town Park on Monday, 11th March 2019 at 10:30 a.m..  The Plaque is dedicated to John O’Keeffe and the late Lena O’Keeffe in recognition of their magnificent contribution to Millstreet Tidy Towns Association and to Millstreet Town Park over many years.  Our picture shows John and Lena photographed in 2006.  Click on the image to enlarge.  (S.R.)

John & Lena O’Keeffe pictured at West End, Millstreet on 18th July 2006.


Tidy Towns – Bronze Medal Presentation

The Tidy Towns Bronze Medal Award 2018 to Millstreet Tidy Towns volunteers, Gordon O’Keeffe, Derry Sheehan, Colman Culhane, was presented by Cllr. Mike Kennelly and Dolores Farrell, SuperValu Community and Sponsorship Brand Manager, at the Listowel Arms Hotel last weekend. Well done to ALL. [Tralee Today

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Millstreet Community Council Congratulates Tidy Towns Association

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.”

A wonderfully colourful West End, Millstreet in the Summer of 2018. Click on the image to enlarge.

Seven point increase for Millstreet Tidy Towns

Congratulations to all involved with Millstreet Tidy Towns rise from 314 points last year 2017,  to 321 points in 2018, which was announced at the national awards this morning. A Bronze medal and only 18 points behind the national winners Listowel.

[read more …] “Seven point increase for Millstreet Tidy Towns”

Smart Store Cooking: Chloé

“I had my dinner from it and mom had her dinner from it and there was still some leftover so I put it into my lunchbox and had it for lunch the next day” – Chloé describes her experience with cooking from the Smart Store Cooking recipe book utilising the ingredients already in her family home. Planning nutritious, easy to follow meals while reducing food waste is something Chloé incorporates into her busy student life.

This Anti Dumping Initiative with Millstreet Tidy Town is in cooperation witCork County Council and Southern Regional Waste Office. [1]

Smart Store Cooking Introduction

Follow Michelle over the coming weeks, where she will interview the local community about the new Smart Store Cooking initiative, supported by O’Keeffe’s Supervalu Millstreet and Cork County Council

For more information please contact the Millstreet Tidy Town facebook page

Another Anti-Litter success for 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.

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Magnificent Atmosphere at Launch of Smart Store Cooking

Blessed with glorious weather the large attendance enjoyed a supremely enjoyable afternoon outdoors at O’Keeffe’s Supervalu, Minor Row, Millstreet at the official launch of Smart Store Cooking.  Chairman of Millstreet Tidy Towns Association, Derry Sheehan addressed the large crowd and called upon Eily Buckley to cut the launch ribbon.   Most impressive stalls, lots of delicious food, face painting, music and the Animal Road Show all helped to make the occasion such a wonderful success.   Key Coordinators Joe Fitzgerald and Áine Murphy of Supervalu plus Stephen O’Sullivan of CCC together with members of Millstreet TTA ensured a great occasion where we were delighted to help with the Live Facebook transmission worldwide.   This may be viewed on the Facebook of Millstreet Tidy Town.   Here we share the first of our selections of images from the very memorable and important occasion.   Click on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.) [read more …] “Magnificent Atmosphere at Launch of Smart Store Cooking”

Today: Smart Store Cooking

This afternoon, Millstreet Tidy Town are hosting the launch of Smart Store Cooking, a new project enabling people to plan, shop and cook more efficiently, saving on time, while being cheaper on the pocket at the till, cheaper on the pocket for bin collection, and better for the environment by reducing food waste.

This project is hugely important and is at its core part of the sustainability project that will reduce landfill and help in reduction of waste. It is the first of its kind in the country and is being funded by the Anti Dumping initiative 2018. We would very much appreciate if you attend this event. It would be great opportunity for us to showcase how this will work and hopefully you might pick up a few tips.
Smart Store Cooking, Thursday 21st June 3 to 5pm @ O’Keeffe’s Supervalu Millstreet, Minor Row, Millstreet, where there will be a Cooking Demo, entertainment for the kids, and Country Clean will be on site to Demo how to compost and recycle correctly.

[read more …] “Today: Smart Store Cooking”

Millstreet Tidy Town

With the good weather, Millstreet Tidy Town are back out, making Millstreet a nicer place again. Lots showed up to repaint the picnic area at the Drishane Road last week, and all around town.  Anyone looking to help with future projects please don’t not hesitate to contact them on their Facebook page.

See below for more of what they have been up to:  [read more …] “Millstreet Tidy Town”

County Mayor’s Community Awards

“Recognition for work done by Millstreet Tidy Towns … more to do!” 

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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:

Location Score Award
Midleton 299 Bronze
Bandon 302 Bronze
Carrigaline 306 Silver
Millstreet 308 Bronze
Skibbereen 308 Bronze
Youghal 311 Silver
Castletownroche 313 Bronze
Macroom 313 Silver
Timoleague 315 Bronze
Ballydehob 316 Bronze
Bantry 316 Silver
Cobh 317 Gold
Lislevane 318 Silver
Kinsale 319 Gold
Eyeries 319 Silver
Ballincollig 321 Gold
Rathbarry 322 Gold
Coolagown 323 Gold
Rosscarbery 323 Gold
Clonakilty 324 Gold

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.
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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:

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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]

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