Window Display by Tidy Towns at Main Street, Millstreet

Mary O'Connor of Minor Row admires the very impressive window display at Justice's in Main Street. The window shows a selection of the many prestigious awards won by Millstreet Tidy Towns Association over the years. The perfect window setting has become famous when Justice's Bakery used to place the most delicious confectionary and bread on both windows. Gladly we still note that Geraldine still displays the wonderful "Hot Cross" buns at Lent and Easter annually. (S.R.)

Inspiring Tidy Towns Association Seeks More Volunteers

Dedicated Millstreet Tidy Towns Association Volunteers on an impressive painting project at Drishane Road on Thursday, 5th May 2011.

Many visitors to Millstreet remark on how well our town and its environs look.    Millstreet Tidy Towns Association must take much of the credit for these uplifting visitor comments when one considers the Trojan work consistently carried out by truly dedicated members.   But they need lots more Volunteers to continue such [read more …] “Inspiring Tidy Towns Association Seeks More Volunteers”

Tidy Towns – Best Frontage Awards


Last night (Wednesday 29th September) we had our prize giving for the annual best frontage in Millstreet. The prizes were presented by our chairman Mr. John O’Keeffe, Margaret Moynihan and Kathleen Crowley. The prize winners were:

  • in the Commercial Category – Reen’s Pharmacy, Main Street, and
  • in the Residential Category: Mrs. Mgt Smith Murphy’s Terrace.

The following were highly commended: Noel & Eileen Collins, Clara road; Paddy & Helen Sheehan, Murphy’s tce; Joan Wall, Station Road, Mary Murray O’Callaghan, Woodlawn Drive.

with thanks to Millstreet Tidy Towns for the above article

Tidy Towns 2010

The results of the Tidy Towns are out today, with the overall winners being Tallanstown from County Louth. Millstreet got 287 points (up 3 from last year) and are winners of North Cork Category C, and finished second across all of North Cork behind the village of Coolagown (which is on the border with Waterford)

CATEGORY C: Millstreet 287, Newmarket 259, Kanturk 221, Rathcormac 210

Read the full report below, or on tidytowns.ie
Read the overall scores for all competing towns in Ireland
Visit the Millstreet Tidy Towns website, and get involved!

[read more …] “Tidy Towns 2010”

Death Notice: Seámus Maxwell

The death has occurred on Wednesday, July 14, 2010 of Seámus MAXWELL of Bearna Lodge, Oldtown, Templemore, Tipperary. Requiem Mass took place at the Church of the Sacred Heart Templemore on Saturday 17th at, and he was interred in Killea Cemetery afterwards.

Seamus was formerly an assistant bank manager in the Bank of Ireland in the 80s, an active member of the community, including Millstreet Tidy Towns Association and the Horse Show Committee, and was President of Millstreet Golf Society in 1984.

284 Points for Tidy Towns in 2009

Millstreet Tidy Towns members at work
Millstreet Tidy Towns members relaxing at work

THE enthusiastic Millstreet Tidy Town Association delved into an analysis of its 2009 submission that earned a rewarding nine mark increase in the national competition. Jumping from 275 to 284 points it follows a 53 mark increase over the previous six years.

The positive reaction from the Tidy Towns adjudicator together with a number of exciting developments in the pipeline augurs well for the future. Some eighty five towns and villages entered the tidy towns within County Cork, Millstreet maintaining its high ranking position.

The positive feedback from the Adjudicator gives a dedicated Millstreet Tidy Towns Association the impetus to continue with a series of projects to enhance the town’s image…

The article can be read in the Millstreet Matters column on the Corkman newspaper this week which also contains  other news from Millstreet

The Full Adjudicators Report can be read below

[read more …] “284 Points for Tidy Towns in 2009”

Tidy Towns 2004

The Corkman THURSDAY, DECEMBER9, 2004 writes:

Millstreet Tidy Town Tourism Association can look back on 2004 with a great deal of satisfaction, after many positive developments on the ground and winning several competition plaudits.

In the national tidy towns competition, a county award and a cash prize of €500 gave the committee “the impetus to carry on further in the knowledge that Millstreet is making progress and that all the years of dedicated work have not been in vain.”

Millstreet rose to the top ten best towns and villages in County Cork.

While Millstreet came second to Castletownroche in the North Cork Division, it came first among all the towns of the county in its own category (town with a population of under 1500)

The town picked up an additional nine marks this year, up an additional nine marks this year, making a total of 243.  Over the past two years, Millstreet gained nineteen marks, which is quite remarkable.

At a more local level, Millstreet came first in the Muintir Na Tire “Litter Free Roadside” competition earning €380 and a framed certificate.

Apart from the annual flower planting, the maintenance of grassed areas and the pruning of trees and shrubs the Association erected a wildlife information board on the Drishane Road, prompted by the remarks of several judges over the years, in their annual reports on the town.

The number of planted tubs around the town was also reduced before the summer and painted with a new uniform colour scheme.

A successful meeting with officials in Cork County Council, recently, also brought the welcome news that two of the town’s eyesores were to be finally removed.

One one section of the site, the eagerly-anticipated civic amenity site is already taking shape and this will open  to the public in May 2005.

Another part of the extensive site will provide a home for Millstreet’s proposed new fire station, while the Council is to use the remainder of the old mart property to house its vehicles, machinery and materials – with roadside landscaping.

Another exiting development in the town is the building of a footpath, “long overdue” on the Clara Road from the sheltered housing to the new home in Mountleader.

The Association’s members are grateful to the many business people who sponsored their fundraising efforts in the past year, and to those who contributed to our annual church gate collection.”

Without this support, much of the work undertaken in the last year could not have been accomplished.

Plans are afoot for next year’s activities, with the emphasis on maintaining litter free streets.

It is also hoped that an application for a grant under the Town & Village Renewal Scheme will prove successful and allow us run utility cables underground in the West End.

This would be the second stage in ridding the streetscape of these unsightly cables.