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Weather forecaster Nuala Carey and former Cork footballer about to open the All Ireland Sheep Shearing Championships.

Weather forecaster Nuala Carey and former Cork footballer about to open the All Ireland Sheep Shearing Championships.

Weather forecaster Nuala Carey and former Cork footballer about to open the All Ireland Sheep Shearing Championships.

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THE past year saw Millstreet maintain a positive image with numerous highlights and in the second of a four part series, a review of April, May and June reads:

APRIL

Large crowds attend Holy Week and Easter Ceremonies. The annual Easter

Commemoration takes place at the monument situated in the Town Square, the 86th anniversary of the commemoration attended by guest speaker Brian O'Rourke.

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Aubane Community Council host Table Quiz.

Vintage enthusiasts from throughout the country convened into K & L Complex on Easter Sunday for the spectacular hosting by the Millstreet Vintage Club. Upwards of 300 exhibits added to the interest and even the inclement weather fails to deter a great atmosphere for the venture in support of the Millstreet Reach Out Cancer Support Group.

Spring Horse Show convenes at Green Glens.

Clara News ceases after providing 35 years of community news.

The Irish Mountain Running Association commence their 2013 programme of activity on a visit to Clara Mountain.

Millstreet Comhalthas Ceolteoiri Eireann host their 34th Annual Feile Cheoil in Millstreet Community School.

TY pupils hosts Charity Fashion Show.

Take over of the phenomenal Mushera and Boggeragh Mountains proved successful for the inaugural staging of the Monster MAC adventure challenge in Millstreet Country Park. Bright sunshine added to the occasion as 200 multi purpose athletes combined stamina and resilience to convene on a splendid setting with outright honours for Brian Murphy.

Millstreet put its best foot forward on hosting a hill walking festival.

Eily Buckley celebrates 80th birthday with helicopter trip.

Fr. Liam Comer administers Confirmation.

MAY

Fodder crisis caused by inclement weather eased by imports of hay.

Sadness of deaths of former PP Michael Manning and curate Fr. Ned Corridon.

Duhallow Choral Society & Katarina Kammarkor Choir from Sweden perform at Cork Choral Fringe Festival Concert in Drishane.

Cloughoula revels in the staging of its annual Pattern Day.

Traditional Craft and Blacksmithing Fair returns to Country Park.

€500,000 Euromillions joy for Bob and Mary Keane.

Bealtaine Festival is on at our local Library, celebrating Creativity in Older Age. Millstreet Active Retirement Group host Table Quiz and Sing Song.

Green Glens hosts Toughathlon.

Failte Ireland approves €105,750 for a new pedestrian, cycling and wheelchair access bridge near Boeing.

Crowds flock to Tubrid Well.

Ceremony of Holy Communion takes place in St. Patrick's Church and Cullen.

Millstreet Community School host Leaving Certificate Graduation Mass.

Kilcorney extends a warm hand of friendship for its long established Feis.

20th Anniversary of Eurovision marked by Tea Party.

St. John's GAA hosts hugely successful All Ireland Sheep Shearing, officially opened by Forecaster Nuala Carey and footballer Noel O'Leary.

JUNE

Karen O'Connor wins Single Poem Competition at Listowel Writers Week.

Millstreet defeated by Knocknagree in Ducon Cup Final.

Ballydaly welcomes return of Fr. Con Kiely from mission fields.

Breton twins Pommerit le Vicomte welcomed.

Millstreet Lotto of €10,400 won by John Murphy.

Corpus Christi Procession takes place in the presence of a large attendance and favourable weather conditions.

Martial arts remains strong in Millstreet Taekwondo, confirmed on successful gradings in Athlone.

Music and song hit Cullen on a high note for the annual Feis Laitiarain. The 114th staging of Feis Laitiarain on the grounds of Cullen GAA Pitch acts as a shop window for native culture.

Teacher Pat Breen retires.

Millstreet GAA hosts County Board draw.

Boys National School host annual Mass at Tubrid Well.

Coffee Morning organized by Patricia Guerin raised funds for COPE.

Macroom Faith 'n Light Group host their annual Mass at Tubrid Well.

The Annual Mass on the slopes of Mushera Mountain takes place at St. John's Well.


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