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Celtic Tiger helps change the face of Millstreet

2005

THE special collection for the victims of the Tsunami Diaster taken up in Millstreet Parish reached in excess of €18,600.

LTV Committee formed under chairman Chris Murphy and joint secretaries Mary Ankettell/ Kathleen McAulliffe.

An appeal to assist Rathcoole native nun Sr. Mary Lucey in her endeavours to assist the less fortunate in the African mission fields came up trumps highlighted on the presentation of a €18,000 cheque.

Pop group Westlife attract bumper attendances to Green Glens.

Nell Og Kelleher celebrates 100th birthday.

The Treble Years success by Millstreet u21 football teams between 1984-86 celebrated.

Gramophone Circle inspired by Tadgh O'Driscoll launched at Canon O'Donovan Centre.

Millstreet pays tribute to its People of the Year Margaret Doherty, Millstreet Camoige Club, Norma Carroll, Gerdie Buckley, and Hannelie O'Connor.

Polish community supported by Millstreet people combine to host procession to mark death of Pope John Paul.

Jim Cronin's new publication "Making Connections" records the lives of celebrated figures in Cork gaelic games.

Level crossing gates at Millstreet Station replaced by Automatic Lifting Barriers.

Millstreet bow to a sharper Freemount in a closely contested Duhallow JAHC Final.

Carriganima unveil memorial in salute of Whiteboys.

Shock on death Humphrey Kelleher.

Millstreet Community School students complete fundraising to purchase two fully equipped fishing boats at a cost of €6,000 for Tsunami appeal.

Popular response to nature wildlife calender produced by Fr James McSweeney.

2006

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First Polish Grocery shop in Millstreet opens at Minor Row called Joannes Shop.

Millstreet pays tribute to its People of the Year Sporting Achievement, David Barrett; Service to the Community, The Parish Choir; Unsung Heroes, Liam Coffey and Tim O' Shea, founder members of our Pipe Band; Drama Awareness Award, drama section of Millstreet Community School; Entertainment LTV2 and service to sport Sharon Lane.

Millstreet marks the 90th Anniversary of the 1916 Easter Rising and those involved in the War of Independence at the official refurbishment of its National Monument in the Town Square.

Construction continues.

Millstreet strongly represented in Cardiff to salute Munster's historic win in Heineken Cup.

Census confirms Millstreet holds the highest ratio of Polish population in Ireland with 14%.

Glorious weather greets Green Glens staging of European Juggling Convention with representatives drawn from 41 countries.

Summer temperatures reach 30 Degrees celcius.

A Millstreet delegation visit Breton twin town Pommerit le Vicomte Millstreet to mark 21st anniversary.

Cullen Pipe Band celebrate 65 years in existence at function in Wallis Arms Hotel.

2007

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X Factor winner Shayne Ward performs at the Green Glens Arena with a double gig.

Willie Neenan chosen as the worthy recipient of The Corkman Hall of Fame Sports Award.

Disney on Ice returns to Green Glens Complex as audiences far and wide get the chance to escape to a world of make-believe for "Princess Classics".

Dolly Parton concert cancelled.

The years melted away at the Golden Jubilee celebration of Millstreet ICA.

Cloghoula Pattern Day marked by silver jubilee and celebratory dance at Wallis Arms Hotel.

Five Murphy brothers step forward for a head shave in an overwhelming success for Parkinsons.

A relaxed festive atmosphere prevails for The 73rd International Camping and Caravanning Rally that returns to the Green Glens location. 37 camping and caravanning clubs from 24 different countries attend, over 3300 visitors descend on Millstreet for the duration of the rally.

Cullen celebrates the centenary of the 100th anniversary of its Church of the nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary with dignity and a great sense of elation.

25th National Dairy show hosted in Green Glens Complex.

Fr James McSweeney launches his new book titled "A Year in Reflection".

Regret in death of former county councillor John B "The Shamrock" Murphy.

2008

Patrons either side of the County Bounds take the trip to the Rathmore Marian Players 21st Anniversary pantomime "Puss n Boots".

Molex closes Millstreet plant.

Thousands from all parts of the country descend on the Green Glens Complex to view the wonderful Highschoolon Ice.

One of Scór's longest famines comes to an end, with Millstreet sweeping home impressive Al Ireland Scór na nOg winners in the set dancing category.

Carnegie Hall undergoes major renovation incorporating greater accessibility throughout the building involving the installation of a lift.

Construction on new fire brigade station begins.

Millstreet Museum avail of kind gesture from Noel C Duggan to store diverse artefacts.

A step in the restoration of St Patrick's Church sees the signing of contract in Millstreet Presbytery.

Cullen pays tribute to Batt O'Keeffe TD on his appointment as Minister for Education.

Cloughoula folk come out in force for the retirement of national school principal Annablle O'Sullivan.

Cullen and District Special Needs Association cloak themselves in glory to collect the €10,000 prizemoney in the AIB Better Ireland Programme.

Night at the Dogs supports Church Restoration Fund. Millstreet and the greater community was left saddened by the death of one its most respected personalties Tadhg O'Drisceoil of the Square.

Millstreet plays central to the Irish Holstein Friesian Association on hosting the World Holstein Friesian Show. K and L selected top Haulage company.

2009

A New Year's Day charity swim at the Boeing aids Millstreet Hospital.

Alter Girls introduced to serve at masses for the very first time.

Millstreet Mother and Toddler group celebrate 10th birthday.

The Millstreet and district farmers calf sale in aid of the Millstreet Restoration Fund reaches a conclusion on the sale of upwards of 100 calves at Macroom Mart.

Millstreet Community Council elect new team under Chairman Councillor Noel Buckley.

Millstreet Comhalthas Ceolteoiri Eireann host their 30th Annual Feile Cheoil.

Peter Lane celebrates 30 years in the music business.

Millstreet politicians enjoy mixed joy in the Kanturk Electoral Area. Cllr Noel Buckley retains FG seat while there is no joy for outgoing Cllr Marie "The Shamrock" Murphy of FF nor Sinn Fein newcomer Donie Kelleher. Millstreet Pipe Band mark 50 years at Rose of Tralee.

Stephen O Riordan's documentary at the Galway Arts Festival on The Magdelin Sisters merits international attention.

"Old Dog, New Trick" is a new published collection of poems by Roger Casey.

The Cork and Kerry clash in All Ireland senior football final sees RTE cameras visit Millstreet Presentation Convent National School for a slot in RTE's Up for the Match programme.

Ballydaly celebrates 80th anniversary of the blessing and opening of Our Lady of Lourdes Church.

Mi l lstreet Development Group launched.

Nibbles Restaurant proprietor Eleanor Leahy sampled outright accolades on winning a Gold Medal at the Final of the National Irish Food Awards.

Millstreet personality Seán Radley acknowledged in Ireland Involved Awards

The Parish Pastoral Council co-ordinate vote on Mass Synchronisation in Millstreet, Cullen and Ballydaly.

A Night at the Castle supports Baby Jacob.


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