Launch of Millstreet Credit Union History Booklet 1968-2016

On Monday night (11th March 2019) the very impressive Booklet outlining the History of Millstreet Credit Union 1968 to 2016 was officially launched at Credit Union H.Q. in The Square, Millstreet.  Here we share three images from the historic occasion.  Click on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.)

Video: Industry in Millstreet 1987

The RTÉ Archives have recently added a new video titled “Industry in Millstreet 1987“. It was a dark time for the town after Apple Computers had left Millstreet in 1985, leaving us with high unemployment, and the Community Council were trying to encourage businesses back into Millstreet. There are interviews with the late Ken Brennan and Sgt. Seán O’Sullivan, as well as clips from around town. Click here to watch the video. Also below are some images from the video, with lots of locals recognisable:

[read more …] “Video: Industry in Millstreet 1987”

Magical Christmas Spirit 2018 in Millstreet

The true spirit of Christmas is in evidence throughout Millstreet Town with the official turning on of the Christmas Lights at The Square on Friday evening (7th Dec. 2018) revealing a magnificent festive creation, the Christmas Jumper GAA Run in aid of Irish Cancer Society on Saturday and people adding Christmas magic to shop windows with outdoor Christmas Trees further enhancing the atmosphere.  This year our Christmas Tree is located near the Corner by the original Tom Radley’s Forge.  Here we share a variety of images illustrating that wonderful Christmas Spirit.  Click on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.) [read more …] “Magical Christmas Spirit 2018 in Millstreet”

Wonderful Variety of Activities on Culture Night 2018 in Millstreet

We thank Marie Twomey of Millstreet Pipe Band for the colourful poster.  Click on the image to enlarge.  (S.R.)

In addition to these superb activities we also have a special Millstreet  Museum Opening from 5.45pm until 7.00pm with an illustrated talk at 6.15pm.   And at Millstreet Day Care Centre in Clara Road Millstreet Gramophone Circle meets at 8.15pm where over twenty songs and music are shared by the Presenter.   Everyone is most welcome to all activities.   Admission is of course free on this 2018 Culture Night in Millstreet.  (S.R.)

Rás Tailteann passing through Millstreet today

A few minutes later than scheduled, under blue skies and a temperature of 22C, the Rás Tailteann passed through Millstreet on its way to Mitchelstown.  There was a over a minute gap between the leaders and the main peleton. The Boys National School came up town and created a fantastic atmosphere. Well done everyone that came out !

There’s a number of more videos and photos of the race below:  [read more …] “Rás Tailteann passing through Millstreet today”

Stages Two and Three of the Christmas Lights

Millstreet Development Group have done a wonderful job this year on improving the Christmas Lights in Millstreet. A special thanks must go to all the volunteers who were back out all around the town Tuesday evening, trying to get everything ready for official turning on of the lights on Saturday evening (after 6:30pm mass, in the Square) … and there’s still more to put up 🙂
(Click on the photos below, and scroll left-right to see them in full size)


[read more …] “Stages Two and Three of the Christmas Lights”

Spring Horse Fair 1965

Video from the RTÉ Archives

The video above has been published by RTÉ of Millstreet coming to a standstill for the Annual Spring Horse Fair of 1965. The Fair was not only a time for bargaining and dealing. It was also a social occasion that continues to attract the crowds, young and old, to the town. The video above is from a Newsbeat report broadcast on 12 April 1965, and was probably held on Sunday February 28th 1965 (the closest Sunday to March 1st). [update July 2015: the video has since been removed by RTE 🙁 ]

Below is a gallery of 27+ stills from the video. It is likely many of the people are not locals, but it would be interesting if people could help us recognise some people in the photos: [read more …] “Spring Horse Fair 1965”

Changes in the Square (June 2003)

2003-06 Changes in the Square 1 Jerry O'Riordan's Grocery Shop and StoreUp to the 1990’s Jerry O’Riordan’s was one of a number of grocery shops in the Square in Millstreet. In June 2003 the three houses at the corner of the square which made up the shop and store were to be demolished to make way for the new credit union. Seán Radley was on hand to take photos of the demolition and at the time were published on what was then for a short time, the Millstreet website (millstreet.20m.com).
2003-06 Changes in the Square 3 - Michael Twohig, Tim O'Riordan, Clara Manley, Ursula Manley2003-06 Changes in the Square 2
More photos below [read more …] “Changes in the Square (June 2003)”

Spinathon to raise funds for VESA

SpinathonSpinathon

Saturday 28th March 12 noon – 12 midnight
The Square, Millstreet

Please support our Spinners in the square
with
donations, beeps or cheers.

Hi Everyone,
We are Spinning for 12 hours to raise funds to travel to Equador with VESA this summer to refurbish schools and teach English to the Naporuna Quichu and indigenous Amazon people whose livelihoods are threatened through, mining, deforestation and polution.

Thank you, Saoirse Mc Mahon and Ann Barber

About VESA: Volunteer Eco Students Abroad is an organization working hand in hand with indigenous village communities to create [read more …] “Spinathon to raise funds for VESA”

Death Notice: Andrew John HICKIE

2014-11-07 Andrew Hickie, the Square
Andrew Hickie (7th Nov 2014 at the launch of the Community Singers CD)

HICKIE (The Square, Millstreet, Co. Cork) ANDREW JOHN: On February 25, 2015, died peacefully, brother of the late Noreen and Jack. Deeply missed and regretted by his loving wife Mary and his heartbroken children Aileen, Sinead, Clare and John, his sons-in-law Matt, Stuart and Ian, daughter-in-law Nicola, his 13 much loved and doting grandchildren, nephew Tom, along with other nieces and nephews, brothers-in-law, sister-in-law, relatives and friends.

Reposing at Tarrant’s Funeral Home, Millstreet on this Thursday evening from 6pm to 8pm, followed by removal to St. Patrick’s Church, Millstreet. Requiem Mass on tomorrow, Friday, at 12 noon, followed by burial in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Millstreet.

Ring out the Old, and Ring in the New

26Millstreet Pipe Band Welcomes 2013
Ringing in 2013

As is tradition, Millstreet Pipe Band will Ring in the New Year in the Square this evening (Wednesday December 31st) at 8pm.

It would be nice to see people come together for this … and it looks like being dry too!

Ring out, wild bells, to the wild sky,
The flying cloud, the frosty light:
The year is dying in the night;
Ring out, wild bells, and let him die. [read more …] “Ring out the Old, and Ring in the New”