Cork County Council have announced Garden and Floral Display Competition for 2015. The towns included are Millstreet, Mallow, Kanturk, Buttevant and Newmarket. There is a Prize fund for each town in each category. The categories are Best Overall Display – Housing Estate, Best Front Garden Display, Commercial Floral Display and between the 5 towns Best Overall Prizes. The entry fee is 5 euro and entry forms can be gotten from Carnegie Hall, here in Millstreet. So lets get planting people. We can totally win top prize in the overall categories. See Cork County Council website for full details. http://www.corkcoco.ie/co/web/Cork%20County%20Council/Departments/Environment%20%26%20Waste/News%20%26%20Events?did=302116191. Have fun planting and don’t forget that Millstreet Tidy Town are running Best Frontage and Best Commercial, judging throughout the summer months.
Millstreet Tidy Town Association are delighted to report that with the help of Millstreet Macra, and under the watchful eye of Gordon, the clean up at St Mary’s Cemetery was a huge success. There were lots of hard workers pulling weeds in the pathways, raking and edging as well. Colman was able to spray the paths this evening I left. It just goes to show with a little help we can achieve massive things. We hope to continue with these projects in the future and really hope that more people will come and volunteer. A massive thank you to Millstreet Macra and especially Lil Millstreet Macra, loads of work done this evening. A massive thank you to all involved.
Millstreet Tidy Town Association are very proud to announce that a 4000 litre Water Butt has been installed in the Town Park. This Water Butt will be used for the up keep of the many flowers that have been recently planted throughout the town with still more to come. This has been funded under the Cork County Council’s “Local Agenda 21” Scheme and of course installed with the assistance of our local FÁS CE Scheme. We would like to take this opportunity to thank all involved who helped to get the Water Butt installed. This really aids our efforts in water sustainability.
Calling all of you wonderful volunteers. The Millstreet Tidy Town Association are planning a clean up in St. Mary’s Cemetery on Thursday evening at 7pm. The pathways are in particular need a good clean up. Please bring along a hoe or a small shovel, we have plenty of weeding to do. Looking forward to seeing as many people as possible.
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.