Millstreet Playground Update

Millstreet Town Park Committee would like to respond to the comments, regarding the refurbishment of the playground :

Firstly, in relation to having exercise equipment close to the playground – we currently have 6 exercise machines within 30 metres of the playground. As these machines are for use for 14-year old and older, we feel that they would be used by children if they were any closer.

Regarding grants from Cork County Council, Millstreet Town Park are very grateful to Cork County Council for the current grant of €14,000, and for previous grants of €3,000 for the installation of the bollards, and €15,000 towards the fitness equipment. Please note that we are currently working with Cork County Council for a Clár grant to the value of €50,000.

Finally, regarding the request for a zip wire, this has been discussed at our meetings, and we hope to put one in place by 2021. There is a lot more we would like to do, but unfortunately, we cannot afford it at the moment.

Finally, we appeal to people to please continue supporting the local lotto, as this is our main source of income, and the future of our Town Park depends on it being supported.  [read more …] “Millstreet Playground Update”

Plans for the new Childrens Playground

Millstreet  Town Park Committee are pleased to share below the proposed plans for our next project a full refurbishment of our children’s playground (last overhauled over 25 years  ago) for the benefit of our  growing population of under twelves.

We want to bring our playground in line with the rest of our fantastic amenity and make it a fun, healthy, inclusive and safe place for all our little people.  This upgrade is set to cost approximately €120,000.   On average our yearly income for the total running of the   Town Park grounds is €15,000 (Local Lotto and club subs) with annual recurring costs of a minimum of €8000, on insurance, gym equipment maintenance and machine repair alone.

We have secured a grant of €14,000 from  Cork County Council, subject to completion of  the works, and are making progress on further funding.  However, we still face a significant shortfall.  We are therefore calling on all “Sraiders”, past and present, at home and away and all users of our fantastic Town Park,  to dig deep and make whatever financial contribution you can to support this  project.


If you wish to make a contribution you may:
(i) lodge directly online to Millstreet Town Park Committee back account at IBAN: IE61 BOFI 9058 0332 1050 69, BIC:BOFIIE2D, or
(ii) send a cheque payable to ” Millstreet Town Park Committee” care of FÁS Offices, Millstreet Community Gym,  Millstreet.

We will also shortly be appealing to the local businesses  in Millstreet for assistance with the financing of this project.  With help from right across our community we hope to get this refurbishment underway.

If you wish to confirm your contribution and  share your story of growing  up down the Lawn we would be delighted to hear from you at  <>

Finally, without  the  additional financial support from you,  the  people of Millstreet, we fear for the future viability of the playground in its current condition for the children of Millstreet – the future of our community.

Thank you
Millstreet Town Park Committee
Chairman Denis  Twomey, Secretary Denis Hickey, Treasurer Geraldine O’Leary

Millstreet Town Park News Update April 2019

We thank Denis Hickey of Millstreet Town Park Committee for the following update.  Click on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.)

Millstreet Town Park Committee is made up of volunteers who maintain and upkeep the facilities within the park. Over the last couple of years, we have put in a tarred walkway, water feature, outdoor fitness equipment, picnic area, etc. Our income is mainly from the weekly lotto and some grants. Please continue to support the local lotto. On average our yearly income is approximately €15,000 – with an annual outgoing of a minimum of €6,000, which goes on insurance, gym equipment maintenance, machine repair, etc. Our next planned project, which we have been working on for the last 12 months, is to upgrade the playground, which will cost approximately €120,000.
To-date we have received a grant of €14,000 towards the cost of the playground from Cork County Council, we are working with IRD Duhallow and Cork County Council(Clar) for further grants. We currently have €16,000 in our own funds and the €14,000 from Cork County Council, we still have a shortfall of €90,000. With the local elections looming, we are appealing to people to ask the candidates for their help to get grants for the playground.We are asking people for suggestions for fundraising. Any suggestions can be given to chairman Denis Twomey, secretary Denis Hickey, treasurer Geraldine O’ Leary or any other member of the Town Park Committee.   See below the construction of the Playground in 1993 (from Millstreet Museum Pictorial Archives)…… [read more …] “Millstreet Town Park News Update April 2019”

Town Park This Weekend

As preparations continue for the much anticipated Vintage Event in Millstreet Town Park in aid of such a praiseworthy cause – on speaking with Denis Hickey today he wished to indicate that while the Pitch would be closed on this coming Saturday and Sunday, the Car Park, Children’s Playground and Pitch-and-Putt Course would remain open.  (S.R.)

Click on the image to enlarge. (S.R.)

Millstreet Playground Closure on this Monday and Tuesday

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.)

Playground in Millstreet Town Park Closed Next Tuesday, 20th August from 8a.m. to 1p.m.

The Playground in Millstreet Town Park will be closed next Tuesday,  20th August 2013,  from 8.00am to 1.00pm  for essential maintenance.   Apologies for any inconvenience caused.  We thank Denis Hickey for this important notice.   (S.R.)

Playground in Millstreet Town Park will be closed this Friday for Maintenance

The Playground in Millstreet Town Park will be closed this Friday, 26th  July 2013 from 8.00 a.m. until 4.00 p.m.  for essential maintenance.    Apologies for any inconvenience caused.

(We thank Denis Hickey for this important notice.) – S.R.