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.)
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”
Millstreet Community Council AGM
will be held at
8pm on Tuesday Feb 20th
The Wallis Arms Hotel
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:
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”
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.)
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 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 
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!!
“Teenage Disco” Sensation [fb]
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]
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 Volunteers. Click on the many images to enlarge. [read more …] “A.G.M. of Highly Regarded Millstreet Local Lotto at Wallis Arms Hotel”
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”
We 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”
On 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”
Various 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”
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>
A 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.
[read more …] “Celebrating 30th Anniversary of Twinning with Pommerit le Vicomte”