Community news: Millstreet Matters
To mark the first nationwide 'Cruinniú na Cásca' (a celebration at Easter) on Easter Monday, Millstreet is supporting the national celebration of our Irish heritage, art and our overall national pride and many great attributes as a nation.
The free festival aims to celebrate culture and creativity in Irish society, with a special focus on events for families and children. Easter Monday promises to be occasion to dwell on the past and celebrate, the schedule is:
2pm to 4pm: Millstreet Museum presents an illustrated account of its many treasures and historic items at the museum centre in Carnegie Hall;
4pm to 5.15pm: A guided tour of Millstreet town where the focus will be placed on its many significant locations;
5.15pm to 6.00pm: Visiting Drishane estate where an international event will be taking place with emphasis on a family fun afternoon.
All the events are free and everyone is most welcome. It promises to be a special and unique day within the Millstreet community.
Meanwhile, the annual Easter commemoration will take place at the monument situated in the Town Square on Easter Sunday following 11.30am.
This is the 90th anniversary of the commemoration with the Millstreet National Monument Committee co-ordinating the staging.
Organisers extend a welcome to the public to assemble at the West End of the town and Millstreet Pipe Band lead a parade to the Town Square.
Guest speaker is Ryle Dwyer, celebrated author, journalist and historian. Special guests at the commemoration will be the Cobh Animation Team (Cumann na mBan ladies).
Presiding chairman Jerry Lehane welcomes the support of the public to the ceremony.
"When the Irish national teams are playing anywhere in the world, the green jersey and the national flag are to be seen. Alas, when we honour our patriots without whom we would not have a flag, green is seldom seen. Let's show what the wearing of the green really means on Easter Sunday", he said.
Easter Church ceremonies
Easter-Holy Week Ceremonies: Holy Thursday, Millstreet: Mass of the Last Supper (8pm); Confessions: After Mass.
Cullen: Mass of the Last Supper (6.30pm);
Good Friday, Millstreet: Ceremonies of the Lord's Passion(3pm);
Stations of the Cross: Millstreeet, 8pm; Ballydaly, 8pm.
Confessions: After liturgy of the word;
Cullen: Celebration of the Lord's Passion (6.30pm);
Holy Saturday, Millstreet: Easter Vigil (9pm);
Polish Community, Blessing of Food 2pm;
‘Team Millstreet Clean Up’ coming
Millstreet Tidy Town Association extend an invitation towards their annual 'Team Millstreet Clean Up' on Saturday, April 22.
This is an initiative that commenced last year based on an idea from a similar venture by Limerick City and County Council every Good Friday.
The basic idea is to get our community out and about to help clean up the community. Millstreet TTA were thrilled with last year's campaign and would appreciate support on Saturday, April 22.