Millstreet Town Park Update on Works 

The Playground will reopen on this Friday afternoon – 1st Oct. 2021. Please note access to the Playground is via the Station Road entrance or the lower Park gate only until the footpath resurfacing is completed next week.
If you wish to access the playground from the car park please enter at the top gate adjacent to the AstroTurf follow the pitch walkway and exit at the lower park gate  across from the Playground. 
We would ask the public to please respect the barriers and tape closures for the remainder of the footpath works. Please ensure that children remain safe and do not cross the tape  barriers to access the playground.  
We thank Geraldine from Millstreet Town Park Committee for this update.  (S.R.)

New Footpath in Town Park – Playground Closed This Tues. to Fri.

To facilitate the laying of a new footpath in Millstreet Town Park from the Car Park to the Playground, the Children’s Playground will be closed from Tuesday, 28th September  to Friday, 1st October 2021.

Children’s Playground Closed on Friday, 24th September until 2pm

The Children’s Playground in Millstreet Town Park will be closed on Friday, 24th September until 2pm to facilitate essential maintenance.  Millstreet Town Park itself remains open as usual.  (We thank Geraldine for this important notice.)

Earring Found in Millstreet Town Park Two Days Ago …. Now Claimed!

This Earring was found in Millstreet Town Park two days ago.   Owner is welcome to contact us on 086 825 0074 and we shall put in contact with the kind person who found the attractive piece of jewellery.  Tap on the image to enlarge.  (S.R.)   Delighted to report that within 30 minutes of our uploading this Notice the Owner of the Earring has made contact!

Wonderfully Successful Cúl Camp 2021 at Millstreet Town Park

The wonderfully successful Millstreet Cúl Camp 2021 concludes this Friday, 13th August 2021.   On Thursday Cork Footballer Supreme, Seán Meehan (from Kiskeam) paid a greatly appreciated visit to the week long Cúl Camp where he was a true source of inspiration to the many young participants – signing jerseys, hurleys and helmets as well as sharing some of his magnificent football skills.   Great credit is also due to the excellent Coordinators  and Coaches during a week of mixed weather and having to adhere to the many rules during this COVID-19 era.   Here we share a large selection of images from our visit to the outstanding Cúl Camp on Thursday, 12th August.  Tap on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.)See some 21 more images below: [read more …] “Wonderfully Successful Cúl Camp 2021 at Millstreet Town Park”

Millstreet Pitch & Putt Club’s Next Competition

The next competition will be the “Credit Union 3 Ball Scramble” open to all adult and juvenile members. If interested please send your name to 086 8510423 before 6 pm on Monday 2 August. Teams of 3 players of mixed ability will be drawn. Competitors can play anytime during the following week up to 8pm on Sunday 15th August 2021.

Millstreet Sanctuary Runners Saturdays 11am Millstreet Town Park

Millstreet Sanctuary Runners 

  • Would you like to run, walk or jog with us
  • We meet Saturdays at 11am at the main entrance to Millstreet Town Park
  • Sanctuary Runners is Solidarity-Through-Sport movement bringing together citizens, migrants & asylum seekers in solidarity, friendship & respect.
  • For queries or more information please email us: info @sanctuaryrunners.ie.
  • Please note: We will gather in small pods to ensure compliance with Covid 19 guidelines.
Millstreet Sanctuary Runners who assemble on Saturday mornings at 11.00 in Millstreet Town Park. Full details about their Project and Contacts we  share above.   Tap on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.)

Biodiversity Project in Millstreet Town Park

Millstreet Town Park is committed to increasing biodiversity in our area. We are currently not mowing certain areas of the Town Park to allow wildflowers to grow and to encourage the return of butterflies and bees.  This pilot project will be reviewed in the near future, to determine if these wildflower areas should be reduced or further developed.   We thank Denis Hickey of Millstreet Town Park Committee for this notice. (S.R.)

One of the Biodiversity areas in Millstreet Town Park – May 2021.
We received this image and message also about Biodiversity – from Pat of Millstreet Tidy Towns.

Children’s Playground Closed Until 4pm on Saturday – Open as Usual on Thurs. and Fri.

The Children’s Playground in Millstreet Town Park will remain closed on Saturday, 3rd April 2021 until 4pm.  Open as usual this Thursday and Friday.

We thank Denis Hickey for the Notice.  Tap on the image to enlarge. (S.R.)

John & Lena O’Keeffe Loved Millstreet Town Park

On this Wednesday, 3rd Feb. 2021 – the Feast of St. Blaise – we share a very special memory of the late John and Lena O’Keeffe of Main Street, Millstreet for whom Millstreet Town Park was a treasured setting.   Hannelie O’Connor shares her favourite photo of John and Lena who always took up their same position to view the Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade.  In tribute to John and Lena’s love of Millstreet Town Park we visited today and met with some very happy people who spoke so very highly of the hugely popular Couple.  May John and Lena who so enriched all our lives here in Millstreet and far beyond rest in peace.  Tap on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.)

John and Lena O’Keeffe
Feast of St. Blaise on 3rd Feb. 2021
The very happy Dion James and Nana Joan enjoying Millstreet Town Park.
Kate, Denis and Lydia Tangney introduced us to their new wonderful pet dog, “Ollie” today in the Town Park near the Bridge dedicated to John and Lena O’Keeffe.
Mary Fahy and Grand daughter Ceallaigh about to set off in wonderful style for a walk in Millstreet Town Park today.

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Millstreet Welcomes 2021

A dry bright day for the first day of 2021 – Millstreet welcomes the New Year with the celebration of Mass at 11.00 a.m. by Canon John Fitzgerald, P.P. viewed online on the excellent streaming serviceMillstreet’s beautiful Traditional Crib in the Church.

Evening time in Millstreet Town Park on New Year’s Day 2021. Tap on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)

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New Electronic Opening  and Closing System at Millstreet Playground in Town Park

Millstreet Town Park Committee wishes to advise that a new electronic opening  and closing system has been installed at the entrance to the playground. The opening time for the playground is 09:00 and the closing time will be 17:00 for the months of December and January. We would like to thank Cork County Council for the grant for this equipment.

We thank Denis Hickey for this important notice and image. Tap on the picture to enlarge. (S.R.)

An October Walk in the Park!

On this Thursday, 1st Oct. 2020 we take you on a walk in Millstreet Town Park where we meet many enjoying the pleasant weather and the beauty of Autumn.   Tap on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.)

From left: Eileen, Mary O’S., Mary G., Phil, Mary McS. and Joan – all enjoying a walk in the Park today.
Sisters,  Joan Wall and Kay Ryan demonstrating perfect social distancing in the Town Park today!

Anyone know the name of these beautiful birds that land and take off so very gracefully in the Town Park?   Andy have very kindly identified the birds as Starlings.
Autumn 2020 has arrived!

[read more …] “An October Walk in the Park!”

St. John’s GAA Club Contributes Impressively to Children’s Playground

On Sat. 29th Feb. 2020 the Officers of St John’s GAA  Club and their families braved the elements in the newly refurbished Children’s  Playground to  present a whopping €1,600 contribution  to members of Millstreet Town Park Committee.  Total proceeds were the result of a Table Quiz in the Bush Bar on 29 December  and the inaugural St John’s Cup 7 a side Soccer Tournament on 27 January. 
Millstreet Town Park wishes to express its sincere gratitude to  all organising  members from St John’s  GAA Club, their families and supporters for this fantastic series of fun filled fundraisers. Thank you to  the Community Council for providing  the AstroTurf  pitch free of charge for  the day of the Soccer  Tournament and to  the local businesses who provided spot prizes for these events.  A special thank you  to Connie Hickey of the Bush Bar for sponsoring medals, winning plaques and after event  food for all particpants at both events.  Thank  you to each and every Sráider who participated in any way.  Whether you paid for a quiz table, sponsored a soccer team or purchased raffle tickets, every  Euro counted, thank you.
 Finally, many thanks to Seán Radley for yet again giving up his time and providing the pictorial collage for this  presentation.
We thank Geraldine on behalf of Millstreet Town Park Committee for this comprehensive report and we apologise re our delay in uploading the feature together with the attached images.  Tap on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.) 

[read more …] “St. John’s GAA Club Contributes Impressively to Children’s Playground”

Town Park Children’s Playground Not to Reopen to Public as Yet

We thank Denis Hickey (representing Millstreet Town Park Committee) for the following statement:

“Millstreet Town Park Committee notes the announcement that as part of Phase Two of the Government Covid-19 roadmap, supervised playgrounds will be allowed to re-open from Monday 8th June.
Millstreet Town Park Committee does not operate a supervised playground.  Pending further clarification Millstreet playground will not be re-opening from Monday 8th June 2020.”

Millstreet Town Park Children’s Playground Summer 2020. Tap on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)

Playground Donation Thank You

Millstreet Town Park Committee wish to thank  Catherine Pomeroy of Pomeroy Auctioneers for her very generous  donation to the Playground Project.   We are hugely appreciative to Catherine and for every financial contribution that we have received to date.  Millstreet, you have really got behind the Town Park on this project, thank you.  The Playground is open daily and despite the poor weather the place is packed!   Please continue to support our local entities  as they are they heart of our great little town.   We are still accepting donations to make us debt free  and we would be delighted to receive any and all  amounts.    [read more …] “Playground Donation Thank You”

Thanks from Millstreet Town Park

Millstreet Town Park Committee wishes to thank  Jerry Collins of Collins Tyre Centre & Filling Station  for his  very generous  donation to the Playground Project.   The Playground is now open during daylight hours and is a hive of activity with the fun levels through  the roof!  We send a huge thank you to Jerry and all our local businesses, clubs, schools, Creches and individual Sráiders who have contributed in anyway to date.    Please continue to support our local entities  as they have helped  to make this dream Playground become a reality. We are still accepting donations to make us debt free  and we would be delighted to receive any and all  amounts.  

TO DONATE:     You may

(1) lodge online to Millstreet Town Park bank account: BIC-BOFIIE2D; IBAN-IE61BOFI90580332105069

(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

If you wish to confirm your donation we would be delighted to hear from you at  millstreettownpark @gmail.com

Millstreet’s Very Own “Disneyland” Children’s Playground Totally Delights All

Wednesday, 12th Feb. 2020 at Millstreet Town Park on an initial visit to Millstreet New Children’s Playground delighted children from Junior Infants, Presentation N.S., Millstreet and the children from “Curious Minds” Creche gave their 100% approval to what could easily be described as our very own “Disneyland”.   While all the amazing units impressed it was the High Web Net which attracted the most attention!   And we encourage you to experience the state-of-the-art very safe bouncy floor. We met with many members of the Coordinating Committee on the bright morning and we received a wonderful guided tour from Geraldine (née O’Leary) O’Sullivan of all the magical area of this truly magnificent facility which is going to be such a superb benefit for present and future generations of young children here in Millstreet and beyond.    The very generous support received has made this possible.    While the official opening is still in the future the Playground is presently open daily during daylight hours.   Contractors Browne Brothers of Carrigadrohid must take a huge bow on completing such a fascinating facility to the very highest standards.   Here we share 22 images from our visit to this magical location on Wednesday morning.   Tap on the pictures to enlarge.  (S.R.)

Dedicated Committee Member Geraldine explains:  

“The Contractors have finished the playground, our insurance is arranged and I’m delighted to share with you that we passed and are in receipt of our safety certificate 2 weeks ahead of time. In fact the completed project is some 2 months ahead of the original finish date.  It’s great that on this Wednesday morning we are open .  So very exciting for the children. We have a few remaining thank you notes to issue.  The IRD Duhallow representative visited us on Friday and advised that they had been closely following the Playground Project on Millstreet.ie. He commented on the fantastic community forum that you and your team host and support for the people of Millstreet.
He also commented on the widespread backing from the overall community was really uplifting – from the volunteers running fundraising, the variety and number of events taking place , the involvement of children, clubs, businesses and the communication updates via our community website to the public was a perfect example of the community working together for the rural development that IRD stands and strives for. He also commented that this was some of the fastest fundraising efforts for a community of our size and with the €120,000 spend we now really have a top class playground.”  Below we share 13 more images. [read more …] “Millstreet’s Very Own “Disneyland” Children’s Playground Totally Delights All”

Millstreet Pictorial Updates – Sat. 8th Feb. 2020

Here we share images of recent happenings in the Millstreet area in our regular Pictorial Updates.   Tap on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.)

Children’s Playground Development Project well advanced.
Millstreet Polling Station for General Election 2020 at Killarney Road on this Saturday 8th Feb..

Issue No. 11 of the very popular fortnightly Free Magazine “Discover Duhallow” is now available in local shops and outlets. Lots of photos again in this issue relating to Millstreet, Ballydaly and Newmarket…and beyond.  The magazine may also be viewed online.

[read more …] “Millstreet Pictorial Updates – Sat. 8th Feb. 2020”

Playground Donation Thank You

Millstreet Town Park Committee wish to thank  Aidan and Tony McCaul  of McCauls of Millstreet  for their very generous  donation to the Playground Project.  Great to have two generations of this long serving local business contribute to the upcoming generation of Sráiders.   If you are in business locally and wish to help get the Playground over the line  for your  future little shoppers  we would be delighted to receive any amount. 

TO DONATE: you may
(1) lodge online to Millstreet Town Park bank account: BIC-BOFIIE2D; IBAN-IE61BOFI90580332105069
(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
If you wish to confirm your donation we would be delighted to hear from you at  <millstreettownpark@gmail.com>

Toddler Tractor Unit with playhouse,slide and sensory boards to feature in new Playground in Town Park

 

Playground Donation Thank You

Millstreet Town Park Committee wish to thank Grace O’Shea of Grace’s Hair & Beauty for her very generous donation to the Playground Project. Just like the Town Park our Millstreet businesses have so much to offer us. Please continue to support our local businesses that support the community where we live, work and play. If you are in business locally and wish to pledge a contribution to the Playground Project we would be delighted to receive any amount.

TO DONATE: you may
(1) lodge online to Millstreet Town Park bank account: BIC-BOFIIE2D; IBAN-IE61BOFI90580332105069
(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
If you wish to confirm your donation we would be delighted to hear from you at <millstreettownpark@gmail.com>

“Mummy & Me ®” (or Daddy & Me) Swing on right to feature in new Playground in Town Park

 

Playground Donation Thank You

Millstreet Town Park Committee wish to thank  Catherine Tarrant of Tarrant Accountancy & Taxation  Services, Coole, Millstreet for her very generous  donation to the Playground Project.  The growing support from the cross section  of our local businesses is fantastic and much appreciated. If you want to join your local colleagues supporting the Town Park  we would be delighted to receive your contribution … the momentum is strong let’s keep it going Millstreet!

TO DONATE: you may
(1) lodge online to Millstreet Town Park bank account: BIC-BOFIIE2D; IBAN-IE61BOFI90580332105069
(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
If you wish to confirm your donation we would be delighted to hear from you at  <email>

Spacenet climber to feature in new Playground in Town Park

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Playground Donation Thank You

Millstreet Town Park Committee wish to thank Niamh Twomey & her Team at Wordsworth for the very generous donation to the Playground Project. Millstreet businesses are just like our Town Park….there is something for every Sráider right on our doorstep. Please continue to support our local businesses as they rally behind the Playground Project.
If you are in business locally and have the capacity please consider making a contribution today.
TO DONATE: you may
(1) lodge online to Millstreet Town Park bank account: BIC-BOFIIE2D; IBAN-IE61BOFI90580332105069
(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

If you wish to confirm your donation we would be delighted to hear from you at <email>  [read more …] “Playground Donation Thank You”

Playground Donation Thank You

Millstreet Town Park Committee wish to thank Shane Tarrant of Shane Tarrant Building & Carpentry for his very generous donation to the Playground Project. Please continue to support our local businesses to allow them give back to Sráid an Mhuilinn. We are getting closer with groundworks already underway this week. If you want to help us with the ever decreasing balance required to complete the Playground Project please consider making a contribution today.

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

If you wish to confirm your donation we would be delighted to hear from you at <millstreettownpark@gmail.com>

[read more …] “Playground Donation Thank You”

Work to Begin on New Children’s Playground Tuesday 21st Jan. 2020

Work will begin on the New Children’s Playground on Tuesday, 21st Jan. 2020. Consequently the Playground will be CLOSED for the next few weeks during construction. Local support for this all-important project has been truly encouraging and uplifting. Tap on the image to enlarge. (S.R.)

Playground Donation Thank You

Millstreet Town Park Committee wish to thank all  the Coleman Family of Colemans Millstreet Kia & New Holland and  Colemans Centra 

for their very generous  donation to the Playground Project.    If you are in business locally and want to help deliver the new Playground in time for Summer 2020 we would be delighted to receive any financial contribution. Come on Sráiders let’s  make this happen and enhance  our fantastic amenity – our Town Park – even further!

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

If you wish to confirm your donation we would be delighted to hear from you at  <email>

 

Playground Donation Thank You 

Millstreet Town Park Committee wish to thank Kevin Hickey of  Kevin Hickey Auto Repairs  for his very generous donation to the Playground Project.  Great to have another local business continue to support our Town Park into the New Year.  If you are in business locally and want to help us reach our goal of launching the brand new Playground in time for Summer 2020 we would be delighted to receive any financial 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

If you wish to confirm your donation we would be delighted to hear from you at  <millstreettownpark@gmail.com>

[read more …] “Playground Donation Thank You “