Sunday 16 December 2018

Community news: Millstreet Matters

Noel C Duggan pictured on receiving the Best Commercial Frontage at the annual Millstreet Tidy Towns Awards presentation at a function in the Clara Inn. Included are Kathleen Crowley, Margaret Moynihan, Derry Sheehan, Aine Murphy, Pat Randles, Kathleen Kelleher, Joe Fitzgerald, John Randles, Gordon O’Keeffe and Denis Hickey
Noel C Duggan pictured on receiving the Best Commercial Frontage at the annual Millstreet Tidy Towns Awards presentation at a function in the Clara Inn. Included are Kathleen Crowley, Margaret Moynihan, Derry Sheehan, Aine Murphy, Pat Randles, Kathleen Kelleher, Joe Fitzgerald, John Randles, Gordon O’Keeffe and Denis Hickey
Mary O'Connor on behalf of Lawrence McSweeney accepts the Best Town House Award from Derry Sheehan in the annual Millstreet Tidy Towns Awards. Included are Colman Culhane, Margaret Moynihan and Joe Fitzgerald

John Tarrant

The Millstreet Self Build Show returns to the Green Glens Complex on this Saturday and Sunday from 10am to 6pm, featuring new products and technologies with a focus on promoting sustainable building practices throughout Ireland.

Packed and full of features, on building a new home, improving or perhaps an architect or building professional, the show caters for everybody.

In excess of 110 exhibitors will showcase great products on catering for all type of project, Interior and Exterior Design offer Ideas and Inspiration. Additionally, they are guidelines on Energy Saving Tips and Advice, Garden and the Outdoor Living Zone returns again.

Resident Construction Expert John Corless will be running workshops on both days with additional clinics on Interior Design, Bathroom Design and Kitchen Design.

Planning for a garden full of tranquil space for BBQ's and chilling out with friends and family, then get some inspiration from Garden and Outdoor living zone. Daily seminars will dwell on the benefits of expanded polystyrene for energy builds, new developments in heat pumps, solid fuel boiler stoves, meeting compliance for new builds and much more.

There is ample advice and ideas on bathrooms, kitchens, windows, renewables, interiors, outdoor living, architects, building products and services.

Civic reception for Marian Players in Rathmore CU

In recognition of its contribution and service to the community life of the area for more than 30 years, Killarney Municipal Council has invited the Marian Players Pantomime group to be the recipient of a civic reception hosted in the board room of Rathmore Credit Union at 12 noon on Wednesday, December 6.

Those from Millstreet and the greater Duhallow Region part and parcel of a teriffic group are encouraged to support the staging, especially the members from the 1980s and onwards, as well as present members who are available to attend.

The council wishes to send out a written invitation to the attendees. So if any members, past or present, who feel they could be available at midday, emailVal Moynihan at 087-2315310 or email him at ' to confirm their interest to attend the event.

CD launch boosts hospitals

A new CD recorded live at a concert in support of Millstreet and Kanturk District Hospitals is available for sale to patrons. All the best in music and song is featured over a full hour from ten artists including Billy O'Brien and Philip Shine, Barry O'Halloran, Mike and Sheila of Heart to Heart, Noel Cronin, Laura Dunlea, Mike McCarthy, Mary Desmond, Pat and Tom from Just Two, Ger Healy of the Jarvey Band, Peter Lane and Danny Golden of Blackwater Sound.

CD costs €10 at Herlihys Centra West End.

Tidy Towns volunteers rewarded

A feel good factor surrounded the annual Millstreet Tidy Towns Awards presentation at a pleasant function hosted in the Clara Inn.

The enthusiastic Millstreet TTA earned an impressive six marks increase to 314 for 2017. Marks are hard earned, the Millstreet Association thrilled with the rate of progress yet fully aware that challenges and great effort will be required to create a greater impression.

Chairman Derry Sheehan spoke of the delight on a positive feedback from the 2017 adjudication.

"Its not before time for we were deserving of recognition, to add extra marks is not easy and its not about just picking up litter. To make further progress will demand that extra effort and the help from across the community," he said.

Reflecting on the 2017 adjudication and to add marks in specific areas, Millstreet TTA aim to improve biodiversity such as developing St Anna's Church in addition to a pollinator park on Drishane Road.

Thanks were extended to all involved on helping achieve an exceptional mark at litter control with thanks also extended to FAS, Millstreet Mens Shed, Transition Year students at Millstreet Community School and the Drishane Community.

A number of other exciting projects are in the pipeline and under consideration, all capable of enhancing the image of Millstreet to international visitors and offering improvement for the benefit of the Milllstreet community.

The Millstreet Awards function saluted local effort, best Commercial Frontage was awarded to Noel C Duggan with Reen's Pharmacy highly commended. Taking the Best Town House was Lawrence McSweeney, Drishane Road; earning high commendation were Michael and Joan Sheehan, Minor Row.

GAA Race Night

Millstreet GAA look forward to welcoming patrons and friends to a Race Night at the Bush Bar on Friday, November 17 at 8pm. An excellent social night out is promised, for all inquiries on sponsorship of races, jockeys, trainers and horses, contact any Millstreet GAA club member.

Art Exhibition

Milllstreet's Bertie and Bill Buckley will host an Art Exhibition showcasing a fascinating display over four days with the public welcome to attend. The pop up gallery is a must on the staging at Pat McCarthy's former TV Shop, in The Square, Millstreet.

The hosting is underway on Thursday, November 16 at 7.30pm with a cheese and wine reception. Also featured at the exhibition will be wood carvings by Bill Buckley, the event continues on Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 10am to 6pm daily.

Graveyard ceremonies

A short Blessing of the Graves Service take place in each of the graveyards on this Sunday. Millstreet Church Graveyard operates immediately after the 11.30am Mass; St. Mary's Cemetery at 12.45pm and Drishane Cemetery at 1pm.

A Remembrance Mass for those who have died in Millstreet over the past twelve months will be held in St. Patrick's Church on Saturday, November 25 at 6.30pm.

Cullen Bingo boosts ladies football

Knocknagree Ladies Football Club Annual Fundraising Family Bingo takes place on this Sunday in Cullen Community Centre at 5pm. All are welcome with shop and raffle on the day. Books cost €15 , €10 and €5 with €2 for a Jackpot sheet.

Thanks to everyone who has supported this Bingo hosting or by sponsoring to raise funds to run the club and pay annual expenses.

Parish Lotto winners

The Millstreet Parish lotto draw hosted at the Bush Bar, numbers drawn were 4, 6, 10, 19 and the jackpot was not won.

€100 went to Carrie McCaffrey c/o Colemans.

Colemans being the seller get €50 sellers prize. €50 went to Christy and Eileen Dunne Bolomore; €20 each to Waterford Fan; The Breen Family, Liscahane; Michael & Laura c/o Rita Oreilly; Jerry Doody, Ploverfield; Grace and Leah, Rathmore; Ann Kelleher, Moulonahorna; Dave Barrett, Aubane; Susan Murphy Ballydaly.

The Jackpot for this €6,600, the draw at Corkerys Bar on Sunday night.

Womens Little Christmas Party

Bookings are being accepted for the annual Womens Little Christmas Ball in the Wallis Arms Hotel, Millstreet on Saturday, January 6. Party goers can enjoy a mulled wine reception , delicious main course, tea/coffee and dancing to The Kelts. Limited tickets available from the Wallis Arms Hotel.