10th 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.
The AGM of Millstreet Town Park will take place on Friday, 16th January at 8.00 pm in The Canon O’ Donovan Centre, Clara Road. This will be preceded by Mass in St. Patrick’s Church for our Deceased Members at 7.30 pm. Everybody welcome. We thank Denis for the notice. (S.R.)
Over the past few months Millstreet Town Park Committee have come under unrelenting ill-considered and intemperate criticisms regarding our management of the Town Park in the local media. We refer specifically to the criticisms of Mr.Matt Murphy.For the record we enclose a copy of the Town Parks response to his letter of the 29/09/2013 wherein we advised Mr.Murphy of an alternative walk to mitigate any short term inconvenience to the general public. We are not legislators,as of now coursing is a legal activity governed by conditions imposed by the Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht and also comes under the aegis of the Department of Agriculture. If Mr. Murphy or indeed the Campaign for the Abolition of Cruel Sports or the Association of Hunt Saboteurs Ireland have issues regarding coursing then surely the correct procedure would be to petition the legislators in Dail Eireann for a change in the legislation. We have particular difficulty with Mr. Murphy’s criticism and the inconsistencies contained in his various letters. In his letter of 29/09/2013 his concluding paragraph acknowledged the good work done in the Park over the years by the committee and stated that it is a wonderful facility and greatly appreciated. In his letter of 12/10/2014 he writes of the contempt that he says that our committee has for the people of Millstreet and that the committee is basically a GAA Club in all but name which contentions we totally and emphatically refute. In his letter of 15/10/2014 he then acknowledges the time and effort that our committee have given to our community over the years. However, it is noted that he is quoted in the Corkman of 13/11/2014 that he has general issues with the Town Park in addition to coursing. Our committee is made up of people who give unselfishly of their time to enhance the facilities of the Town Park. The amenities in the Park and their constant utilisation speak volumes. Furthermore, several of our members are involved in the operation of the Local Lotto, the proceeds of which benefit the Park and other clubs in our community. , Our members were particularly dismayed and saddened by Mr. Murphy’s call in his letter of 12/10/2014 telling the public to stop buying Local Lotto tickets and note that he has made no attempt to retract this admonition. Even at this late stage, a change of heart by Mr. Murphy regarding the Lotto tickets would be a very welcome gesture. Finally, any reduction in the finances available either from the locality or State funding will have serious consequences for the future of the Town Park. Millstreet Tidy Town Committee
Millstreet Town Park received €7,500 from the Cork County Council Community Fund, towards their new outdoor fitness equipment. The note below is from Cllr John Paul O’Shea:
Over €75,000 was allocated to communities across the Kanturk/Mallow Municipal District Area this week as part of Cork County Council’s Community Fund. The fund was established to support community and voluntary groups who wish to undertake capital development projects in their respective villages and towns.
Welcoming the allocations, Chairman of the Kanturk/Mallow Municipal District, Cllr. John Paul O’ Shea (Ind) said “The commitment of Cork County Council to allocate monies to these deserving projects is indeed a very welcome announcement for community groups within the Kanturk and Mallow areas. This funding will undoubtedly benefit the many community and voluntary organisations who have worked extremely hard in recent months planning for such developments in their respective communities and I look forward to seeing the fruits of their labour becoming a reality during the coming months”. [read more …] “Town Park Grant for Outdoor Gym”
The Annual Perpetual Cups Tournament in memory of the late Tommy O’Connor, Alan O’Connor, and Connie Kelleher R.I.P., will be held on Sunday October 26th @11am in the Town Park. The tournaments are for U8’s football, U10’s football, and U12’s hurling. Players are asked to be in park at 10:45am as games will begin at 11am sharp.
I was utterly disgusted to find the destruction of the southern line of conifers in Millstreet Town Park now complete. A number of years ago the line sheltering the car park was cut down. Last year another dozen or more were cut down to make way for another football pitch…and now the carnage is complete. (Or is it???) I can think of no good reason why these perfectly healthy trees should have been cut down. They provided shelter from the southern gales and a brief but pleasant escape from the concrete and metal jungle that we have surrounded ourselves with in our daily lives. No More.. Now we have the inglorious view of the gable end of the National School complete with 40ft steel container, more floodlights and a huge floodlit metal cage (see picture above).
The lovely sycamore which adorned the entrance to the hare escape, which I believe was planted by the late Joe Buckley, was also hacked down. (The pale stump being left to remind us of the beautiful colours of the leaves it would be displaying this autumn.) That was pure malicious. The hare escape [read more …] “Save Millstreet Town Park”
It’s so uplifting (!) receiving the many photographic features on EJC2014. We would very much wish to include pictures of the very talented Jugglers on Clara’s summit, at Cumatroosh Waterfall, at Tubrid etc. so as to be able to share as complete a coverage as possible. If you have any such images to share please email to millstreetmuseum @eircom.net Many thanks. We salute Donal and Dorin (who are pictured at the Juggling Games after the Parade) for adding so enormously to the magnificent [read more …] “Paragliders Supreme Capture Superb Aerial Coverage of EJC2014”
Pictures of the Millstreet under 8 football team at the blitz on Saturday last (21st) in the Town Park. It was one of the regular Monster Blitzs that Millstreet partake in and it was great to host the occasion when the weather was so great and Clara Mountain shone in the background. We had teams from Mallow, Cullen, Clondrohid, Dromtarriffe, Meelin… We have a wonderful town park – let’s use it as often as we can!! (pics thanks to Sinead)
The Official Opening of Millstreet’s Astro Turf Centre by Jimmy Deenihan T.D., Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, will take place on Friday, 29th November 2013 at 1.00 p.m.. Also present for the very significant occasion will be Maura Walsh of IRD Duhallow. We thank Cllr. Noel Buckley for this important update. (S.R.)
The Annual Perpetual Cups Tournament in memory of the late Tommy O’Connor, Alan O’Connor, and Connie Kelleher R.I.P., will be held on Sunday September 29thSaturday 5th October Saturday October 12th in the Town Park.
The tournaments are for U8’s football, U10’s football, and U12’s hurling.
Players are asked to be in park at 10:45am as games will begin at 11am sharp.
The beautifully painted Children’s Playground at Millstreet Town Park is just one of three marvellous recent developments which are a source of joy to the many people who visit our wonderful Town Park which came into being in 1958. (S.R.)
At the September 2013 meeting of Millstreet Town Park Committee the following was passed: “If dog owners continue to walk their dogs without leads and neglect to deal with the dog’s fouling – we shall have no option but to ban dogs from the Town Park.”
The Playground in Millstreet Town Park will be closed next week on Monday, 9th September and Tuesday, 10th September to complete the painting of the Playground equipment. Apologies for any inconvenience caused. Many thanks to Denis Hickey for this notice. (S.R.)