There was a flurry of activity in The Square this evening. Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it was Patrick Hickey and his merry band of men (all whom declined to be pictured). These men were out in a most beautiful May evening putting up the new Flower Baskets for the main street. They look wonderful. The flower baskets stretch from The Church right up the very top of The Square. They are a welcome addition to this years crop of flowers that are springing up everywhere in the last two weeks or so. Everyone is getting fairly busy now. More photographs can be seen in 2015 Gallery. Please do send on any photographs that you may have. Well done lads.
Pat and Noreen and their wonderful team of volunteers have been planting beds all over Millstreet in the last couple of weeks. Pictured are the flower beds at Drishane Castle and they look beautiful. It is a magnificent sight to see entering and leaving the town. The beds have also been done on Macroom Road, Killarney Road, various pots in town as well as The Square. More pictures can be seen in 2015 gallery. Well done to all involved. Help is always needed, so please feel free to contact us here if you would like to help.
Mr Tony Keneally, Wildlife Biologist, this morning visited the Boys National School in Millstreet. Tony gave talks to all classes in the school today about Millstreet and Ireland and the surrounding wildlife. He even brought some visual aids, as seen in the photograph on the right. I was informed that there were also tadpoles and newts which I am sure the boys enjoyed seeing up close. There are many habitats in our area. The River, Clara Mountain, there are also ponds up at Alps. We would sincerely like to thank Tony Keneally for taking the time to visit the Boys School today.
Millstreet Tidy Town Association are very proud to announce that tonight we were presented with the winning Bio Diversity Project from the Transition Year Students of Millstreet Community School. It was a very hard decision to come to as all six projects presented to Tony Keneally were of the highest standard and we would like to thank all the students that took part in this project. This Bio Diversity study was undertaken by Aisling Dennehy, Ava Barry, Áine McAuliffe, Jennifer Corcoran, Chloé Collins & Megan Ring. The Bio Diversity Project is of the Woodland area next to the Millstreet Community School. They were mentored by Wildlife Biologist, Tony Keneally and supported by Mr Derry Morley and teachers Ms Fitzgerald and Ms McAuliffe of the Millstreet Community School. This will be a fantastic addition to this years submission to the Tidy Town application, every point that we can gain is an achievement. We hope that with the continued support of the Millstreet Community School and the wider community as a whole that this project will continue in the future. Well done girls
On Tuesday, 12th May, the planting started, in the Millstreet Recycling Centre, with the flowers sponsored by O’Keeffe’s Supervalu Millstreet. The planters that will be placed in various locations throughout the town have been set, thanks to the ladies and their little helper Seán. There is still plenty more flowers and planting to be done. If anyone would like to volunteer and help with the planting of flowers please contact us on this page, Facebook or Twitter. All volunteers are most welcome. Well done ladies the planters are looking beautiful. We look forward to see in which locations they will be placed. Further images can be seen under 2015 Gallery.
Kieran Murphy, our very own wildlife expert has constructed an example of how to make your own Dipper box. For more information on the Dipper please click on the following link http://www.birdwatchireland.ie/IrelandsBirds/Dipper/tabid/1134/Default.aspx. There is a Dipper box located in Clara Road Park.
Millstreet Tidy Town Association are very proud to announce that all 12 nest boxes have been erected. These nest boxes were hand crafted by Millstreet Mens Shed. There are 12 in total. 1 – behind mens shed, 5 in the Town park, 4 in community school woodland area and 2 in Clara Road Park, also in Clara Road Park is dipper box.
Millstreet Mens Shed presented the Millstreet Tidy Town Association with 12 beautifully made nest boxes. These nest boxes will be erected in various locations throughout the greener parts of the town. The loactions and pictures will follow in a later post. A huge thank you to Bertie Buckley and the members of Millstreet Mens Shed. Also pictured is Kieran Murphy and Derry Sheehan of Millstreet Tidy Town Association.
Bio Diversity Project
Mr Tony Keneally, Wildlife Biologist has kindly donated his time to the Transition Year Students of Millstreet Community School. They are currently undertaking a Bio Diversity plan for the woodland area at the back of the Community School. The students, led by Tony are to map the area and create a management plan for the area. The best Management Plan will be presented to the Millstreet Tidy Town association and will be used for out entry in the Tidy Town Compettion for 2015. We would like to take this oppurtunity to thank Tony Keneally, Mr Derry Morley and the teachers and students of Transition Year.