Blessed with fresh weather conditions on Sunday 17th March 2019 the wonderful morning tradition was upheld of St. Patrick’s Day Mass in St. Patrick’s Church where the Millstreet Pipe Band truly enhances the liturgy especially with the magnificent “Highland Cathedral” with pipes and organ (the repeat of which may be heard this Tuesday at 10pm on “Radio Treasures” on Cork Music Station) and also gives a brief recital in the Church Grounds. The organist with the Millstreet Choir was Jane Daly. The Celebrant of the Mass was Fr. Billy Radley with Concelebrants Fr. Paddy O’Byrne and Fr. Seán Tucker. Here we share some 21 images from the very special annual occasion. The Band took part in the Parade at 5pm for the amazing 67th time. Present in our group image are two of the Members who have been in the Band since the early 1950s – Tim O’Shea and Liam Coffey. Click on the pictures to enlarge. (S.R.) [read more …] “Upholding a Wonderful St. Patrick’s Day 2019 Tradition in Millstreet”
Last year’s Carriganima Parade took place in snowy conditions as illustrated in our 2018 images. It was Fr. Anthony Wickham who was Grand Marshal of the ever popular Parade. Shane McCarthy of Carriganima very kindly assisted us in video recording the wonderful event. This year’s Parade takes place on this Monday at 3pm. Everyone is very welcome. As always a mighty atmosphere at The Pub follows where many assemble. Seán Murphy, Coordinator supereme, will as usual act as MC on the day during which his commentary of the Parade is always both witty, humorous and informative. And Seán has just informed us that this year’s Grand Marshal will be the very same Fr. Anthony Wickham. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.) [read more …] “Carriganima St. Patrick’s Parade on Monday 18th March at 3pm”
Update: Watch Eily’s episode on the RTÉ Player (from 14:40).
It was a warm welcome for Daniel and Majella as they celebrated St. Patrick’s Day in Millstreet with our own Eily Buckley at Geararoe B&B. Watch all the excitement as Daniel & Majella’s B&B Road Trip continues this evening Tuesday (22nd May 2018) at 8.30pm on RTÉ One TV 🚗. Not to be missed!
A bitter wind blew from Clara
On that historic Millstreet day
The people waited with bated breath
Wasn’t Daniel and Majella on the the way.
At last they came into view
In their handsome touring car
So many fans in downtown Millstreet
They had come from near and far.
Daniel saluted as he passed us by
He had a wave for little Fionn
On a cold Saint Patrick’s day in Millstreet
Daniel brought a welcome ray of sun.
He cheers us with his singing
He lifts us when we’re down
North Cork will never be the same
Since Daniel o’ Donnell was feted
In good old Millstreet town.
by David Leahy
What an exciting (and chilly) weekend it’s been when Daniel and Majella were accorded a royal welcome by Eily and the people of Millstreet and beyond (images of this we cannot share at the moment but at a later point permission will hopefully be granted)….when Millstreet Pipe Band performed inside and outside the Church…when Carriganima has its very own Snow Parade (!) with Fr. A. Wickham as its Grand Marshal (organizer Seán Murphy is very grateful for such wonderful support on such a cold day)…when Green Glens hosted a spectacular music event with well over 4,000 young people attending. Here we share a selection of images from this special weekend. We shall add lots more later. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.) [read more …] “Highlights of Wonderful St. Patrick’s Weekend 2018”
Happy St. Patrick’s Day to one and all today, wherever you are ☘ ☘
St. Patrick in St. Patrick’s Church, Millstreet
[Photo by TMC Photography]
Our National Anthem played by the Millstreet Pipe Band ↗
We discover at Murphy’s Furniture Store in West End, Millstreet “St. Patrick” taking a selfie with his “Friends”(creatively designed by Petra)! And we also continue to share some of the beautifully decorated windows in honour of our National St. Patrick’s Day. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.) [read more …] “Preparing for St. Patrick’s Day Parade 2018 in Millstreet”
With lots of wonderfully adorned windows for our National St. Patrick’s Day celebrations on 17th March 2018 we meet with the dedicated members of Millstreet Community Council who on Thursday evening were superbly decorating Millstreet Town. Here we share some 33 images of the enthusiastic preparations. A very Happy St. Patrick’s Day to All. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)And we continue to share some 28 more pictures of the splendid preparations…. [read more …] “Preparing for Millstreet’s St. Patrick’s Day 2018”
What is always a most enjoyable and colourful annual Parade in Carriganima this year takes place on Sunday, 18th March at 3pm. Weather permitting there will be the usual Bouncy Castle, Ice-cream Van, Media etc.. The Grand Marshal will be Fr. Anthony Wickham, P.P.. Following the St. Patrick’s Parade there will be music in The Pub with Tommy G.. We thank Seán Murphy for this advance information. All are very welcome to this exciting annual event. (S.R.)
The Millstreet St. Patrick’s Day Parade will commence at 5pm sharp from the Green Glens Arena on Station Road, proceeding through The Square and finish at Minor Row. There will be prizes for the following categories: Best Cultural Presentation, Best Vintage Display, Best Window Display, Best Celebrity Look-A-Like, Best Fleet, Best Float, Best Group or Club. For further information please message the page. All Welcome
[read more …] “Millstreet St.Patrick’s Day Parade 2018”
What a superbly colourful St. Patrick’s Parade was held in Carriganima at 3pm on Sunday, 19th March 2017 blessed with good weather. Among the attendance were Minister for Agriculture & the Marine – Michael Creed, T.D., Aindrias Moynihan, T.D. and Cllr. John Healy-Rae and Cllr. Moynihan joined by “Michael Healy-Rae”! We recorded the excellent event and this will later be shared on LTV2 Millstreet. Here we illustrate almost 170 images of the truly marvellous occasion. Special thanks to Seán Murphy and his brilliant Team for coordinating such a hugely successful annual event in Carriganima. Please click on all the images to enlarge. (S.R.) And we continue to share lots more images of the wonderfully enjoyable annual event in Carriganima. [read more …] “Magnificent St. Patrick’s Parade 2017 in Carriganima on Sunday”
We share the first part of our coverage of St. Patrick’s Day in Millstreet on 17th March 2017. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)And we continue to share a further 65 pictures of the important national day. [read more …] “St. Patrick’s Day 2017 in Millstreet – Part One”
There’s a special treat for kids on Main Street for this St.Patrick’s Day. Someone has gone to great efforts to created the lego story of St. Patrick as their window display, and it’s fantastic. Fair play to the creator. We would advise all children (small and big) to go and have a look before it disappears, but if you can’t, just click on the photo below to see the detail (with thanks to Áine for sending this in)
MILLSTREET ST PATRICKS DAY PARADE 2017
CALLING ALL CLUBS, SCHOOLS, GROUPS, PRE SCHOOL AND INDIVIDUALS TO TAKE PART.
DENNY POP MEMORIAL CUP FOR BEST FLEET ON THE DAY
VARIOUS CASH PRIZES UP FOR GRABS ON THE DAY FOR PEOPLE TAKING PART
LIVE MUSIC IN THE SQUARE FROM 4.30 PM
FREE FACE PAINTING IN THE E CENTRE FROM 4.30 PM
PARADE COMMENCES AT 5.00 PM IN THE GREEN GLENS CARPARK STATION ROAD
We share nine more images from Ryan’s splendid coverage of the Parade. [read more …] “Wonderfully Panoramic Aerial Views by Ryan of Millstreet Parade 2016”
A very Happy
to all our friends
at home and abroad
…and, don’t forget that the Millstreet Parade starts at 5pm. Wrap up warm and let’s have a little fun
The sixth annual Rathmore St.Patrick Day Parade takes place on
Sunday March 13th. 2016 at 2pm
Led by this year’s Grand Marshall – Mary Hickey former Kerry rose
ALL FLOATS WELCOME: Categories are: Best overall float, and Frank Buckley cup; Best vintage vehicle; Best commercial float; Best organisation / group; Best window display; Best dressed buggy / prism; Best dressed pet!
Further information from 0876676817, No Street Traders
MILLSTREET ST PATRICKS DAY COMMITTEE
Hello all, please find below details of the St Patricks day parade in Millstreet.
CHANGE IN PARADE ROUTE
2016 marks the start of a new chapter for Millstreet St Patricks Day Parade, as we are changing the route the parade takes. The parade will now commence in the front carpark of the Green Glens on the Station Road. This change was due to increases in the numbers of individuals and floats taking part over the last number of years. For the first time in a long time we will have all participates in the one place, this will ensure that we will be able to maintain our high level of safety and comfort we offer to all taking part.
The route is as follows
Starting in the Green Glens Carpark Station Road at 5.00 pm, taking a left at Corkery’s corner, up to viewing stand in the square and will break up at the turn off for the fair field carpark in Minor row.
This will enable people to get back into the square quickly and also access the carpark. For vehicles wishing to return back up to the square, you may turn at the Dairygold front carpark.
Millstreet St Patricks Day Parade committee have introduced a new category this year to commemorate 1916, we are looking for individuals and groups to take part. [read more …] “Details of Millstreet St.Patrick’s Day Parade 2016”
Congratulations to Millstreet Pipe Band who were awarded the prize of Best Marching Band at the Killarney St.Patrick’s Day Parade. Pictured are Michelle Keogh and Maureen Kenny Coffey, Millstreet Pipe Band, with Derek Daly, Dalys Supervalu, Killarney Chamber of Tourism and Commerce President Kate O’Leary and Mayor of Killarney John Joe Culloty at the St. Patrick’s Festival Killarney parade prizegiving function in The International Hotel on Tuesday night. Picture: Eamonn Keogh (macmonagle.com) — at The International Hotel, Killarney.
The Comeback Kid namely Kerry Football Legend Paul Galvin made a Surprise Appearance at some Local Parades for the St Patricks Day Celebrations,he started out with an appearance at The Carriganima Parade last Sunday followed by appearances at The Parades in Ballinagree and Millatreet on St Patricks Day itself, when asked why he didn`t go to Parades in Killarney, Rathmore etc in his Native Kerry Galvin replied he had been there and done that and instead he choose to come to some of our Local Parades instead to warn the Cork People that he was back big time and that he meant Buissness especially when he would be lining out against the Rebel County of Cork, for his trouble Galvin and his hardworking Backroom Team came away with second overall best Float in the Millstreet Parade and Paul said he was delighted with The Result and that the winning had started already.
Thanks to TMC Photography for the Picture and Mary Kate Murphy for the Video
Below is a video of the Comeback Kid at The Carriganima Parade
[read more …] “The Come Back Kid Paul Galvin makes an Appearance at St Patricks Day Parades”
St.Patrick’s Day is always very busy for Millstreet Pipe Band. On Tuesday they started early at Ballydaly mass, followed by Millstreet mass at 11:30, followed by the Killarney Parade at 2pm, and finally back to the Millstreet Parade at 5pm.
Now our Pipe Band always play during St.Patrick’s Day mass in St.Patrick’s Church Millstreet, so when it was mentioned the week before that they would be played again this year, I was happy because it’s always nice, but didn’t take extra special notice of it.
But … what they played as the reflection after communion turned out to be something unexpectedly special. It started with a number of pipers playing from the altar, but then the church organ started to play at the opposite end of the church, and as the musicians played, for a few precious minutes as the low bass vibrations of the organ and the pipers passed through us, everyone was enthralled by beauty and emotion of the moment, as the hairs stood on the back of our necks … and it was of course followed by a rapturous applause. Truly, a moment not to be forgotten. [read more …] “Something Special”