Lally’s Magnificent 90th Birthday Celebrations at Wallis Arms

On Saturday evening, 3rd November 2018 in the presence of her three brothers and sister, her six children, her seventeen grandchildren and her twelve great-grandchildren as well as her many relations and friends – the wonderful Lally Healy of Pound Hill, Millstreet celebrated her 90th Birthday in the beautiful setting of the Wallis Arms Hotel.   The most enjoyable occasion was video recorded by Lally’s brother, Brendan (Murphy).  Great credit is due to the dedicated organisers of the very special event.  They arranged a supremely impressive setting with a special booklet, historic family photographs, excellent musical entertainment provided by John White and Michael Murphy and deciding on a delicious meal menu.   One of the many highlights of the occasion was the recitation of a brilliant poem about Lally’s inspirational life by Marie Healy.  Marie had composed this truly great poem.   When Lally was asked what was her secret living into her 90s she replied:  “Hard work and keep your mind busy”.   And one of Lally’s favourite past times is knitting which she approaches with uplifting creativity and generously gifts many completed items to CUMH.   Sincere congratulations to 90 years young Lally as she begins her very active life into her 90s.    Here we share some twenty images from the magnificent event.  Click on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.)

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Wonderful Birthday Celebration for Elizabeth Murphy

At a recent superb celebration at the Wallis Arms Hotel, Millstreet – Family and Friends joined Elizabeth Murphy (centre) of Drishane Road, Millstreet for her special Birthday event. We extend our heartfelt sincere good wishes to Elizabeth. Click on the splendid photo – kindly supplied by the Family – to enlarge. (S.R.)

Leo Murphy’s Wonderful Surprise 80th Birthday Party on Saturday

We were privileged to be present on Sat. 7th April 2018 for the superbly organized Surprise Birthday Party at the Wallis Arms Hotel, Millstreet of Leo Murphy of Boherbue and formerly of Pound Hill, Millstreet.  Leo was accompanied by his wife, Eileen and was joined by his sister Mary (who presented one of her exquisite paintings to Leo), brothers Brendan and Christopher.   Leo’s sister, Lal, had another family celebratory occasion on the very same evening.  Leo’s children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren created a wonderful atmosphere and were present when Leo blew out the candles of his 80th Birthday Cake.  Musician Joe Guerin added greatly to the occasion when the dance floor was constantly full with talented dancers.   We also get to meet the youngest child present at the Birthday Party.  Photographer Noreen Fitzgerald  captured some splendid family groups before the meal. Here we share some 9 images which we recorded at the most enjoyable occasion.  Click on the pictures to enlarge.  (S.R.) [read more …] “Leo Murphy’s Wonderful Surprise 80th Birthday Party on Saturday”

Wonderfully Successful Annual General Meeting of Millstreet Community Council

Pictured at the very successful AGM of Millstreet Community Council in the Wallis Arms Hotel on Tuesday night, 20th Feb. 2018. Tremendous credit is due to the superbly dedicated Officers and Committee Members who achieve so much in our area and greatly enhance our overall Community. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)

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Superb Presentation by An Garda Síochána at Meeting

A truly excellent presentation by members of An Garda Síochána – Crime Prevention Officer Ian O’Callaghan,  Sgt. Paul Lynch and  Garda Denis Curtin – took place at the Wallis Arms Hotel on Tuesday night. It was chaired by Noel Buckley with extra information provided by Marie Twomey and Michelle O’Keeffe. Pictured in the front row – the Coordinators – joined by a large attendance. Click on the image to enlarge. (S.R.)  Our photograph from last night’s wonderfully informative meeting features on the Garda Síochána – Cork, Kerry & Limerick – Southern Region Facebook. It was uploaded by Crime Prevention Officer Ian O’Callaghan.

 

Matthew Receives His Magnificent Local Lotto Cheque

At the Wallis Arms Hotel on Sunday night members of Millstreet Local Lotto Committee joined the Winner (and Friends) of the magnificent cheque of €8,400.00. Holding the cheque (from left): Winner Matthew Bradley of Coachford who also has close connections to Millstreet Parish; Marie Twomey of Millstreet Local Lotto Committee and Michelle Whelan who sold the winning ticket and received €840.00. Lots more pictures to follow later. Click on the image to enlarge. (S.R.)

Millstreet’s Got Talent – the Winners

Friday night’s epic event ‘Millstreet’s Got Talent’ in the Wallis Arms Hotel was awaited in anticipation by many, and a big crowd enjoyed some of the wonderful talent there is in Millstreet, and a big Bualadh Bos to everyone who took part in the qualifying rounds as well as the finals:

… and the winners of Millstreet’s Got Talent for 2018, representing Millstreet Camogie Club were Darragh Twomey, Anna Buckley, Leigh Murphy & Marie O Neill,

the first Runner Up Millstreet’s Got Talant 2018, representing Millstreet Athletic Club was Edel O’Keeffe,and the second runner up Millstreet’s Got Talant 2018, also representing Millstreet Camogie club was Sarah Dennehy.

MC for the night was Noel Buckley who had to sit down after a long night (I really want to sing – but they wont let me !)
Many thanks to Geraldine Dennehy for the photos [read more …] “Millstreet’s Got Talent – the Winners”

Much Appreciated Cheque Presentation to R.O.C.S. at Wallis Arms Hotel

Following a very successful fundraising Women’s Little Christmas Event 2018 at the Wallis Arms Hotel in January a very generous cheque was presented to R.O.C.S. (Reach Out Cancer Support) at the Hotel on Friday, 26th Jan. 2018.  We share a selection of images from the Presentation. Sincere thanks to Mary Bucke and Ethan Desmond for assisting us with some of the photographs.  Click on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.)

Billy Sheahan (Coordinator of Christmas Event) presents the cheque to Helen Meaney of R.O.C.S.. Also included are Members of R.O.C.S..
Mairéad Daly and Michelle O’Keeffe accept the generous cheque from Billy Sheahan.

And we share further images of the Presentation… [read more …] “Much Appreciated Cheque Presentation to R.O.C.S. at Wallis Arms Hotel”

Millstreet Camogie Social

Millstreet Camogie Social will be held in the Wallis Arms on Saturday 20th of January. Dinner at 8pm.
All members welcome! 😊
Adult tickets €18 -Turkey & ham or salmon & medley of desserts.
Child tickets €7 – Goujons, chips & ice cream
Half Turkey & ham portion & ice cream – €10
Coeliac options available.
Tickets still available from Sheila Lane 0868723033 [1]

Women’s Little Christmas Ball

A small number of tickets still available for the Women’s Little Christmas Ball at the Wallis Arms this Saturday January 6th, for which proceeds go to Reach Out Cancer Support (ROCS) Millstreet. Doors Open at 7.15pm, mulled wine reception at 7.30pm, and food is served at 8.10pm. It going to be a great night!!

Women’s Little Christmas Ball 2017/18

The Wallis Arms – Womens Christmas Celebration
An Excellent Event Each year.
Proceeds go to Reach Out Cancer Support (ROCS) Millstreet. Tickets are now available to be purchased at the Wallis Arms. Only a limited number available – so purchase early to avoid disappointment. [fb]

A.G.M. of Highly Regarded Millstreet Local Lotto at Wallis Arms Hotel

A very successful A.G.M. of Millstreet Local Lotto was held in the Wallis Arms Hotel on Saturday, 25th March 2017 at which the enormous benefits of the excellent local fund were outlined and sincere thanks extended to all who consistently supported such a praiseworthy local project which has been in place for over twenty years. Seated are three of the wonderfully dedicated Officers of the Local Lotto Committee. From left: Denis and Marie Twomey, Noel Buckley. Also included are the many superb Committee Members and Supporters. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)

And we share further pictures of the significant annual event where the many local organisations reflected on the truly magnificent financial assistance which over the years has been provided for many important projects such as the hugely impressive development at Millstreet Town Park to mention but one of many. And let us remember that all these benefits are made possible by the very inspiring dedication of wonderful local VolunteersClick on the many images to enlarge. [read more …] “A.G.M. of Highly Regarded Millstreet Local Lotto at Wallis Arms Hotel”

Millstreet / Duarigle Gaels Juvenile GAA Victory Social at Wallis Arms – Part 1

Recently at the Wallis Arms Hotel on two separate nights Millstreet / Duarigle Gaels Juvenile GAA celebrated with a superb Victory Social – on the Friday night with the younger members and on the Saturday night with the more senior players.  Here we share images from the first occasion where Sportsman Supreme, Kevin Crowley was the Guest of Honour who presented the wonderfully successful players with their medals.  The Disco which followed the meal, presentation and speeches – with very popular D.J. Kieran – was hugely enjoyed by the young players.  Great credit is due to the many dedicated Coaches and Coordinators.  Click on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.) And we share a further selection of pictures from the splendid annual occasion. [read more …] “Millstreet / Duarigle Gaels Juvenile GAA Victory Social at Wallis Arms – Part 1”

Cheque Presentation to Marymount Hospice In Memory of Noreen Long

The presentation of a superb cheque of €3,861.00 in aid of Marymount Hospice, Cork and in memory of the late Noreen Long who went to her Eternal Reward in July 2016
The presentation of a superb cheque of €3,861.00 to the Friends of Marymount Hospice, Cork and in memory of the late Noreen Long who went to her Eternal Reward in July 2016 – took place in the Wallis Arms Hotel on Saturday, 26th Nov. 2016.  The impressive fundraising resulted from a Sky Dive (Sponsored Parachute Jump) by Marie (niece of the late Noreen) and Timothy (son of the late Noreen) which took place in Kilkenny.  Front row (from left):  Timothy Long, Cáit McCarthy representing Friends of Marymount Hospice, Marie Murphy.  Back row, from left:  Paula Long, Lisa Fleming (daughter), Christy Long (husband of the late Noreen), Geraldine (daughter),  Margaret Murphy.  Click on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.)

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INTO Presentations to Mary & Noreen at Wallis Arms Hotel

In October 2016 at The Wallis Arms Hotel Millstreet INTO paid tribute to two wonderfully dedicated Teachers who have retired. From left: Mary Magner of INTO headquarters presenting Noreen Murphy who retired as Principal of Dromagh N.S.. Mary Browne who retired from the Presentation N.S., Millstreet is made a presentation by Joan O'Mahony of Millstreet INTO. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)
In October 2016 at The Wallis Arms Hotel Millstreet INTO paid tribute to two wonderfully dedicated Teachers who have retired. From left: Mary Magner of INTO headquarters presenting Noreen Murphy who retired as Principal of Dromagh N.S.. Mary Browne who retired from the Presentation N.S., Millstreet is made a presentation by Joan O’Mahony of Millstreet INTO. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)
Seated also in front is Con Meade of Millstreet INTO.
Seated also in front is Con Meade of Millstreet INTO.

4into-presentation-to-mary-noreen-at-wallis-arms-hotel-1000We wish Mary and Noreen many very happy years of healthy and fulfilling retirement.   Below we share a further image of the many Colleagues who attended the very pleasant occasion at the Wallis Arms Hotel. [read more …] “INTO Presentations to Mary & Noreen at Wallis Arms Hotel”

Book Launch: Ready, Willing, Waiting. Keale, Millstreet, Mushera, Rathduane Irish Volunteers 1916

2016-03-09 Millstreet Monumet Commitee - Book Launch - Ready Willing Waiting - posterOn March 9th, Millstreet Monument Committee will host a talk entitled ‘Order, Counter-order, Disorder Easter 1916 in Cork’ delivered by Gerry White. Gerry is an author and military historian.  Along with Brendan O’Shea he has co-written ‘The Burning of Cork’ and ‘Baptised in Blood – The Formation of the Cork Brigade of Irish Volunteers ’. another book entitled ‘A Great Sacrifice: Cork Servicemen who died in the Great War’ was published following a detailed study conducted by both men which focused on Cork city and country in which they identified at least 3,784 people from the area who lost their lives in the Great War. He is an annual contributor to the ‘Holly Bough’ and also contributes to the Evening Echo and Cork Examiner. His talk will focus on The Cork Brigade and their mobilisation during Easter Week 1916.

On the same night (8pm March 9th 2016) The Committee will launch their publication written by Noreen Meaney entitled ‘Ready Willing Waiting: Keale, Millstreet, Mushera, Millstreet Irish Volunteers 1916.’ The book tells the story of the formation of the four Companies of Irish Volunteers who mobilised on Easter Sunday 23 April 1916, their activities in Millstreet while the Rising continued in [read more …] “Book Launch: Ready, Willing, Waiting. Keale, Millstreet, Mushera, Rathduane Irish Volunteers 1916”

Deputy Áine Collins General Election 2016 Campaign Launch

The official General Election Campaign Launch of Fine Gael's Deputy Áine Collins took place at the Wallis Arms Hotel on Sunday afternoon 31st January. Pictured from left: Minister Simon Harris, Deputy Áine Collins and Seán Kelly, M.E.P.. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)
The official General Election Campaign Launch of Fine Gael’s Deputy Áine Collins took place at the Wallis Arms Hotel on Sunday afternoon 31st January. Pictured from left: Minister Simon Harris, Deputy Áine Collins and Seán Kelly, M.E.P.. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)

30Áine Collins General Election 2016 Campaign Launch -60016Áine Collins General Election 2016 Campaign Launch -60026Áine Collins General Election 2016 Campaign Launch -60033Áine Collins General Election 2016 Campaign Launch -6006Áine Collins General Election 2016 Campaign Launch -600Various speakers addressed the large audience in preparation for the forthcoming General Election.  Here we share a further 40 images from the special occasion on Sunday afternoon. [read more …] “Deputy Áine Collins General Election 2016 Campaign Launch”

Have your Christmas Party at the Wallis Arms Hotel

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The Christmas season is upon us, allow our team at the Wallis Arms the pleasure of hosting your memorable festive celebrations with your family, friends & work colleagues.

Christmas Party menus tailored to suit any size group or budget:
* Sumptuous 4 Course Dinner Menu from €25.00 pp
* Festive Christmas Lunch from €22.00 pp
* Variety of Buffet menus from €9.95 pp
* Gift vouchers available

For enquiries call in, phone (029)71445 or email <email>

Celebrating 30th Anniversary of Twinning with Pommerit le Vicomte

A royal wave to our Pommerit le Vicomte Friends from the many people present at the 30th Anniversary Celebrations at the Wallis Arms Hotel on Sat. 7th Nov. 2015. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)
A royal wave to our Pommerit le Vicomte Friends from the many people present at the 30th Anniversary Celebrations at the Wallis Arms Hotel on Sat. 7th Nov. 2015. Click on the images to enlarge.   (S.R.)
Presentation of special 30th Anniversary Pen (kindly sent by Yves Allain) to Joan Healy whose late husband, Conchubhar, was one of the four truly dynamic Chairmen of the Millstreet Twinning Association.
Presentation of special 30th Anniversary Pen (kindly sent by Yves Allain) to Joan Healy (in centre) whose late husband, Conchubhar, was one of the four truly dynamic Chairmen of the Millstreet Twinning Association.
Special arrangement feature prepared by Anne Keane on the tables at the Twinning event.
Special arrangement feature prepared by Anne Keane for the tables at the Twinning event.
Some of the many splendid gifts which were presented over the past 30 years by the Twinning Association of Pommerit le Vicomte.
Some of the many splendid gifts which were presented over the past 30 years by the Twinning Association of Pommerit le Vicomte to Millstreet.

2Twinning 30th Anniversary Event at Wallis Arms 2015 -600A fuller feature will follow later.   The event was a tremendous success with many wonderful memories being evoked by the excellent photographic displays on the occasion prepared by such Committee members as Pat Randles and Others.  Splendid music was provided by Jerh and Ken.
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