Millstreet Vintage Club had an Outstanding Turnout for there Tractor Run in Aubane on Sunday last,a big thanks goes out to all the People who came along and supported the Event,Bernard Crowley of Millstreet Vintage Club who headed up the Event was delighted with the response with up to 40 Tractors taking the Road to Ballinagree Show,a great line up of Tractors were present and the Club would would like to thank each and Everyone of you for taking the time out in coming along to the Run,many thanks to all the Aubane Community Centre Team for making us so welcome with fabulous Hospitality and providing a Top Class Venue,to Millstreet Pipe Band for being present today ye were fantastic and a pleasure to Deal with,to the Media and Camera People thanks for all the coverage,to all the Team at Millstreet Vintage Club thanks for all the help and support,the Event would not have been the success that it was without all the help I got beforehand and on the day itself,it made my job very easy,to Mick Duggan and Willie Fitzgerald for driving me around the Route in the Lead Vehicle /Pace Car thanks Lads for doing a Top Class job in keeping the Event running so smoothly,and finally to all at Ballinagree Vintage for having us along,we were delighted to be part of what was a great Show,we got a great welcome and a super time was had and all blessed with great Weather too.
Millstreet Vintage Club.
Sunday August 18th : Tractor Run based at Aubane Community Centre in aid of Millstreet Pipe Band and Remembering Johnny Hickey Former Chairman and Founding Member of Milllstreet Vintage Club and Member of Millstreet Pipe Band, Meeting from 11am at Aubane Community Community Centre and Departing at 12.30pm to make it’s way to Ballinagree Vintage Show and Family Fun Day.
All Vintage and Modern Tractors very Welcome on the Day.
Last Sunday July 28th was a day that wont be forgotten too quickly in both the Millstreet and General Duhallow Area and the Reason for this was the holding of the Millstreet Vintage Club Charity Truck Run which was in aid of the ICRR Air Ambulance Service,almost 140 Truckers hit the Road to take part in the Event which saw Trucks come from both near and far with Entries coming from as far away as Tipperary and other parts of Munster and very highly supported by Local Hauliers as well,the Event was based out of the Fantastic K and L Transport Depot in Millstreet and just after 12 Noon the colourful array of Vehicles left K and L with the Vintage Vehicles leading the Group to take on a journey which saw the Run make its way on to Rathmore,Knocknagree,Ballydesmond,Newmarket,Kanturk,Biddys Green,Sandpit House,Rathcoole,past the Air Ambulance Service Base and back into the Finish at K and L,lots of people were out to support the Run and they were not to be disappointed as it was a sight to behold as it made it’s way along the Duhallow Roads,as the Run approached the finish in Millstreet it was accompanied by the Aer Ambulance Helicopter overhead which since today Tuesday July 30th has now gone live and into Full Service. Before the Run got underway John Kearney of the ICRR Air Ambulance Group gave an insight into what this Service will mean to both Truck Drivers and the General Public alike outlining the benefits of such a vital Service and he also paid tribute to Millstreet Vintage Club for making the Event happen and was overwhelmed by the amount of support that was evident on the day. Event Organiser Daniel Lucey was absolutely delighted with the turnout,Daniel and all the Team at Millstreet Vintage Club paid tribute to all the Hauliers who took time out from there weekend off to support the Run and to the General Public who attended and who very generously supported the Event,Daniel would like to thank each and everyone of you all for your contribution in making the Event such a success, Daniel Lucey would also like to thank all the Hardworking Team of Club Members and Friends of the Club who helped out on both the lead up and on the day of the Run itself,without this help the Event would not be able to go ahead,also sincere thanks to the O’Keeffe Family for the use of such a fantastic Facility in K and L and to the Buckley Family for the use of the Clover Hill Facility,also many thanks to the Marshals,Bike Marshals and An Garda Siochana for doing a great job out on the Route to keep the Event running so smoothly and safely,to the people who looked after all the Sign On,Documentaton,Selling of Tickets etc we thank you all for your help,to the Catering Team who kept everyone well looked after with Tea/Coffee Scones etc,to Tony O’Brien for looking after the BBQ,to Willie Fitzgerald and his Country Roadshow for keeping us Entertained for the Day,to all the Media/Photographers/Video people who covered the Event on both the lead up and on the Day itself we thank you very much for the support,thanks also to our Peace Commissioner Catherine Pomeroy for overseeing the Raffle and to Dromtarriffe Hall Committee for the use of there Tables and Chairs,and finally to all the people that donated spot prizes and items for the goodie bags thanks so much for your Generosity it’s very much appreciated. We will let people know soon what the final figure collected once all donations have been collected and Millstreet Vintage Club are delighted to be part of a process in supporting such a Worthy Cause in the ICRR Air Ambulance Service.
If you would like to make a Contribution you can still donate to the ICRR Air Ambulance with the following BIC and IBAN details IBAN:IE24MATN99221206094207 BIC:MATNIE21XXX
A Presentation following the Recent Tractor Run organised by Millstreet Vintage Club will be made to Cullen Pipe Band on next Friday Night July 19th at 8.30 PM in the Cullen GAA Grounds. Everybody Welcome.
Our 10pm interview tonight introduces us to William, Jim & Luke with Ita at presentation of Bumbleance Cheque in Ballydesmond. And we visit our audio archives for some very special gems. All this and much more tonight on Cork Music Station during which we listen to a wonderful selection of the hugely popular songs of Jim Reeves. Also in tonight’s “Radio Treasures” we include musings, music and songs galore. Listen to the magnificent music of Kevin McDermott of Wexford.
Feel most welcome to make contact by logging into our “Seán Radley” Facebook chat page or by texting. One may also email us on millstreetmuseum @eircom.net – Happy Listening! Click on the images to enlarge. Click here to tune into tonight’s Show. (S.R.)
Millstreet Vintage Club made a presentation in Bob’s Bar Ballydesmond on Monday Evening last July 1st to Bumbleance Childrens Ambulance Service following the Clubs recent BBQ Car Run,a Cheque for €2,000 was handed over to Bumbleance which was an outstanding achievement by the Club and Willie Fitzgerald of Millstreet Vintage Club who was COC for the BBQ Run thanked everyone for their generosity and support which far exceeded all expectations,below are a couple of Photos of the Presentation which are Courtesy of Breeda Piggott.
Millstreet Vintage Club and Event Organiser Donie Lucey would like to thank everyone that took part in the Circuit of Ireland Stages Revisited Run on Sunday last,the Event was an outstanding success with 65 Cars taking part,proceedings got underway from Dromtariffee Community Centre just after 12 Noon from where the Cars made there way through some Classic Circuit of Ireland Stages like Mullaghanish,Fuhiry,Borlin,Tim Healy Pass,Kilmacalogue and Lough Guitane which were Stages all used on the Circuit of Ireland in years gone by,favorable Weather conditions made for a most beautiful drive through the Scenic Cork/Kerry Countryside.
Before the Event began Documentation and Event Sign On was completed at the Dromtarriffe Community Centre with the Event finishing back at the Killarney Racecourse by 6pm where proceedings were concluded after a well earned Barbeque following a busy day of driving,a big thanks must go out to the Marshals/Bike Marshals and An Garda Siochana who kept the Event flowing smoothly,also thanks to all the people helping out at Event Sign On,Catering etc,the Media and Phographers who covered the Event both on the day and in the lead up,also thanks to Dromtariffee Community Centre,Killarney Racecourse,Teddy’s Bar Kilmacalogue,Top of Coom Pub,The Perrin Inn Glengarriff and JJs Elcetrical Kanturk for all there help. Millstreet Vintage Club hope everybody enjoyed the Run and look forward to seeing you all again very soon.
Millstreet Vintage Club Circuit of Ireland Rally Stages Revisited next Sunday June 30th,6 Classic Stages to be enjoyed,Sign on at Dromtariffee Community Centre from 9.30 am with Take off at 11.30 am Sharp,if last years Event is anything to go by it is an Event not to be missed,Contact Donie Lucey on 086 8545873 for more details.
Organised by William Fitzgerald and Millstreet Vintage Club Saturday evening’s Vintage Run (22nd June 2019) in the Sliabh Luachra area in aid of “Bumbleance” which is a very special Ambulance for Children – was hugely successful. Following an address by Declan Ryan re the history and the role of the Bumbleance the Vintage Run left Millstreet just after 6:30pm Mass. Here we share some 23 images of the very special and praiseworthy occasion. Click on the pictures to enlarge. (S.R.) [read more …] ““Bumbleance” Leads Superb Vintage Run on Saturday Evening”
On Sunday, 2nd June 2019 a royal welcome was accorded to the magnificent Air Ambulance Helicopter with its Pilot John Murray and Project Coordinator John Kearney at Millstreet Town Park. The magnificent event was superbly organised by Millstreet Vintage Club who also invited many Truck Owners to park nearby – all arranged to officially launch the fundraising (for the Air Ambulance) Truck Run which takes place from the K&L Complex on Sun. 28th July 2019. Here we share just five of many more images (to follow later) from Sunday’s most successful event. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.) [f] [read more …] “Royal Welcome for Air Ambulance Helicopter in Millstreet”
Millstreet Vintage Club Tractor Run on next Sunday May 12th,Nice Scenic Route,Sign on at Cullen GAA Grounds from 11am,Take off at 12 Noon,Run finishing in Millstreet,€20 per Tractor,Proceeds in aid of Cullen Pipe Band, All Vintage and Modern Tractors very Welcome, For details Contact John O’Riordan on 086 3731842 or Finbarr Hurley on 087 1134460.
(NOTE NO PASSENGERS ALLOWED ON RUN WITHOUT SAFETY BELTS)
Millstreet Vintage Club Johnny Hickey Memorial Spring Car Run on Tommorrow Sunday March 24th next,Johnny was a Founding Member and former Chairman of Millstreet Vintage Club and was a highly Respected Person both in the Club and beyond so its a pleasure for Millstreet Vintage Club to be holding the Inaugural Johnny Hickey Run,The Millstreet Pipe Band will lead off the Run from the Square in Millstreet and this will be very appropriate as Johnny was a very active and Enthusiastic Member of the Pipe Band,a Nice Scenic Route has been laid on with Sign on at the Wallis Arms Hotel from 10.30 am and take off at 12 Noon,Johnny Hickey Memorial Cup up for grabs for Best Car on the day,we will be returning back to Millstreet for the conclusion of the Run with Dinner at the Wallis Arms Hotel for more details Call Bernard on 087 7924406, Willie on 087 2229874 or Denis on 087 2033350.
Margaret O’Sullivan representing Cork Simon was greatly impressed with the truly substantial cheque which was presented by Millstreet Vintage Club on Friday night, 22nd Feb. 2019 in the Wallis Arms Hotel as a result of the excellent fundraising event of Coffee, Cars and Chat which was held at the Wallis Arms Hotel and which brought over forty vintage cars on show in The Square that Sunday. The cheque for €1,930.70 was presented by Chairman Donie Lucey who expressed his delight at the generous amount collected for such a praiseworthy cause which was initially suggested by Club Member, Declan Ryan. P.R.O. Bernard Crowley also outlined the very full programme planned for this year by Millstreet Vintage Club. A special radio feature on tonight’s event will be broadcast on Cork Music Station on “Radio Treasures” on Tues. 12th March at 10pm. Here we share a variety of images from tonight’s presentation. Click on the pictures to enlarge. (S.R.)
The Red Bull World Series Racing Car will be on Display in Millstreet at the Millstreet Vintage Club Cars Coffee and Chat Morning at the Wallis Arms Hotel Millstreet which will be held on Sunday Feb 24th from 11am to 3pm.
Dont miss the chance to see a most unique and iconic Racing Car in the Flesh,this is the only Model of this Car in existence in Ireland.
As always all Vintage,Classic & Retro Cars/Bikes/etc are very welcome to attend the Coffee Morning
For More Details Contact Donie Lucey on 086 8545873.
Sincere thanks for the wonderfully positive reaction to our 10pm Interviews last night on “Radio Treasures” on Cork Music Station where the focus was on the recent fundraising event by Millstreet Vintage Club in aid of Cork Simon Community. Here we share some seven more images from the very impressive occasion. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)
Millstreet Vintage Club are holding a Cars, Coffee, and Chat Morning in aid of the Cork Simon Community, in the Wallis Arms Hotel Millstreet on tommorrow Sunday Jan 20th All Vintage, Classic, & Retro Cars/Bikes/etc/Members of the General Public are very welcome, so why not come along on the day if you are free and support a great Cause in Cork Simon Community. The Event kicks off at 11am. Contact Donie Lucey on 086-8545873 for more details. New Members are always Welcome to join the Club.
Assembling at Corkery’s Bar, West End, Millstreet on the evening of Saturday, 8th Dec. 2018 members of Millstreet Vintage Club enjoyed a very pleasant evening of chat and refreshments and reflecting on a most successful year during which the Club presented a number of substantial cheques to various praiseworthy causes. In fact a further cheque is scheduled to be presented to C.A.R.T. (Carriganima Area Rural Transport) in The Pub at Carriganima on Sat. 15th Dec.. Below we share an image from the Christmas Get together. Click on the image to enlarge. (S.R.)
Following on from Millstreet Vintage Clubs first ever Weekend Away/Car Run to West Cork/ Bantry held over the past Weekend the Club have a number of important Events happening in December and into the New Year listed below.
Millstreet Vintage Club Christmas Party on Saturday Night Dec 8th at Corkerys Bar in Millstreet, Kicks Off from 9pm. Everybody Welcome.
Presentation of the Proceeds from the Recent Tractor Run for CART organised by Millstreet Vintage Club will be held at the Pub in Carriganima on Saturday December 15th at 9pm Refreshments will be served,Everybody Welcome.
Millstreet Vintage Club Annual AGM will take place on Thursday 10th January 2019 in the Millstreet Parish Centre at 8.00pm sharp. All Club Members please Attend and anyone out there interested in Vintage/Classic Cars/Bikes and Tractors are more than welcome to come along to the Meeting and join our Club.
Some Pictures below from a Great Weekend in West Cork and images of the upcoming Events/Meetings the Club are hosting.
Millstreet Vintage Club Carriganima Tractor Run in aid of CART Rural Transport Service on Tommorrow Sunday September 16th. Registration at The Pub Carriganima from 10.30 am. Run starting at 12 noon sharp. Nice local scenic route. Refreshments afterwards at The Pub in Carriganima. Contact Sean on (087)2600640, or Dan on (087)2452569 for details. (NOTE NO PASSENGERS ALLOWED ON RUN WITHOUT SAFETY BELTS)
Superbly coordinated by Luke Hurley and his wonderfully dedicated Team in Millstreet Vintage Club the Autumn Car Run was a magnificent success on Sunday, 9th Sept. 2018. Visiting the Top of Coom with its exquisite scenery and royal welcome followed by a most memorable visit to Gougane Barra the event, blessed with ideal weather, ended with an excellent meal at “The Auld Triangle” Macroom. Here we share just three of the many images we recorded – a selection of which we shall later feature – just to whet the appetite for our full coverage of the most enjoyable event.Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)
Millstreet Vintage Club Autumn Car Run on tomorrow Sunday Sept 9th. The Run is open to all types of Vintage and Classic Cars. Organiser Luke Hurley has a very nice Scenic Route laid on. Registration at The Wallis Arms Hotel Millstreet from 11am with take off at 12 Noon. Stop for Tea Break at the Highest Pub in Ireland the Top of Coom Pub and a short stop in Gougane Beara with optional dinner at the finish in The Old Triangle in Macroom. For more details on the Run Contact Luke on 086 8805437.
Millstreet Vintage Club and Event Organiser Donie Lucey would like to thank everyone that took part in the Circuit of Ireland Stages Revisited Run on Sunday last,the Event was an outstanding success with 80 Cars taking part,proceedings got underway from Millstreet just after 12 Noon from where the Cars made there way through some Classic Circuit of Ireland Stages like Gortnagane,Molls Gap, Ballaghbeama and Caragh Lake which were all used on the Circuit back in 1968,the Event was a Celebration of the Ford Escorts 50th Birthday and its first International Rally win over these actual stages 50 years ago,favorable Weather conditions made for a most beautiful drive through the Scenic Cork/Kerry Countryside,before the Event began Documentation and Event Sign On was completed at the Wallis Arms Hotel in Millstreet with the Event finishing back at the Torc Hotel in Killarney by 6pm where proceedings were concluded after a well earned Meal following a busy day of driving,big thanks must go out to the Marshals/Bike Marshals and An Garda Siochana who kept the Event flowing smoothly,also thanks to all the people helping out at Event Sign On,and to the Wallis Arms Hotel and Torc Hotel for the use of there facilities,Millstreet Vintage Club hope everybody enjoyed the Run and look forward to seeing ye all again very soon.
The Cars Coffee Chat Morning held by Millstreet Vintage Club on Sunday Morning last was an outstanding success. Close on 20 Vintage and Classic Cars converged on the Town on what was a wet morning where the Group met up at Cafe Aroma for some refreshments and a most enjoyable chat. Millstreet Vintage Club would like to thank all the Car Enthusiasts who turned up on the morning, with some travelling long distances, and also the Club would like to thank Noreen of Café Aroma for supplying a great Venue and Hospitality, and also to Sean Radley, Tom Corbett, and John Tarrant, for taking time out to take photos of the proceedings. Over half the cars on display were Ford Escorts of various ages in what was a celebration of the 50th birthday of a very famous car. Below are a couple of images from the event itself:
It was indeed an honour to have been present at Millstreet Vintage Club’s first exciting event of 2018. Sincere thanks to the very dedicated Committee and Members who extended such an uplifting welcome back to me following my absence for a number of months due to beneficial treatment for my recent illness. Photographer supreme, Tom Corbett recorded a wonderful selection of images as well as a Live Video of the very successful event – all these may be viewed on Tom Corbett’s Facebook Page….And also Tom’s Twitter Features. Special thanks to Noreen for providing truly delicious refreshments at the well known Café Aroma in Minor Row, Millstreet. Such uplifting refreshments were financed by the Club and many Members also renewed their annual €10.00 Subscription providing important funds for the vibrant Club. My heartfelt thanks to Bernard Crowley and Donie Lucey as well as other Committee Officers who extended the very kind invitation to this first splendid event of 2018. I now wish to share a further selection of images captured this morning and afternoon (Sun. 21st Jan. 2018) which will give an idea of the wonderful atmosphere felt by all.Please click on the pictures to enlarge. (S.R.)