transition year

Get By With A Little Help From My Friends

 

Millstreet Tidy Town Association is always looking for a helping hand. This year alone we will spend over €10000. There is a lot of work that goes on that people don’t realise that it done on a voluntary basis and with a very limited fund. Essentially we don’t have one and rely totally on Grants received and very kind donations. This year is a particularly tough as we need to replace some rather expensive pieces of equipment, such as the Lawnmower which can cost up to €2000. Strimmers also. There is also the cost of seed for Herlihy’s, which in fairness to our volunteers is looking superb and will look even more so when we plant the wildflower seed which will cost in excess of €100. In short we are looking for Sponsors. Whether it is an individual or a local company or business, please we are asking for your help. We are very lucky with our current sponsors  and very appreciative of their support. The fact remains the entire town benefits from the work of Millstreet Tidy Town. Last year alone, Millstreet Town won 1st in the Anti Litter Competition, Bronze Medal in the Tidy Town Competition 2016, ran workshops with both of the Primary Schools and also the secondary school and Millstreet Tidy Town Association was the driving force behind all these.  Any individual, Local Company or Local Business that would like to discuss some form of sponsorship please do not hesitate to contact here on the website. Via email millstreettidytown@gmail.com, Via Facebook and you can speak to myself and I can give you details. All donations are gratefully accepted. Here’s to an even more successful 2017.

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Team Millstreet Clean Up

 

Well the time is nearly here. Cannot wait until Saturday morning. Great news coming in the form of volunteers looking forward to helping out. Young and old all welcome. We will provide bags, pickers and gloves. Bring a Hi Vis vest if you have one please, wee bit short on these. Also Accu weather has promised me no rain. Fingers crossed, also those of you who do so feel inclined, putting the Child of Prague out cannot do any harm. So don’t forget, contact us here for further details, on Facebook, Email and Twitter.

Meeting @ 9.45am, Saturday 22nd April in The Square, Millstreet. See you all there.

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MCS TY Biodiversity Project

This  year again, Millstreet Tidy Town Association are very proud to working with the Transition

Year students of Millstreet Community School.  Under the instruction of our Wildlife Biologist, Tony Keneally, and being co-ordinated by teachers Bernie McAuliffe and Mary Fitzgerald the Transition Years are undertaking studies of local birds. There is to be a presentation about the Barn Owl and Kestrel on Monday, 20th March 2017 @ Millstreet Community School @ 8pm. All are welcome. It will be a great evening and lots of info for young and old. For more information please see their Facebook page www.facebook.com/MCS-TY-Biodiversity-Project-1828147300766474/?hc_ref=SEARCH 

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Millstreet Community School


  

Once again this year our resident Wildlife Biologist Tony Keneally is continuing his Bio Diversity work with the Transition Years of Millstreet Community School. We are very lucky to have Tony to help us in this regard. Not only is very beneficial to us in our National Tidy Town campaign each year, the students are benefitting from Tony’s knowledge and expertise. They are continuing work that was started years previous on habitats surrounding the school and also this year there will be a Bio Diversity Information night held by the Transition Year Students in the Millstreet Secondary school on 30th March. Details of this are to follow at a later date. We would like to take this opportunity to thank Tony and Derry Morley and all the staff at Millstreet Community School with whom this project could not continue.

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Bronze Medal Returns

Great news came from The Helix this afternoon. Not only did Millstreet earn an extra 6 points this year in the National Tidy Town Competition but we are to see the return of a Bronze Medal. This is an amazing result for the town. The report has been loaded up on the website and full comments and pand-the-winner-is-1-600-x-600oints can be seen from this page. http://millstreettidytown.ie/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/2016-County-Cork_North-Millstreet-480.pdf.  Millstreet Tidy Town Association would like to take this opportunity to thank all those involved. Without a strong community spirit and a stalwart of volunteers this result would not be possible. Tidy Town is just one simple way that we can showcase how wonderful a place Millstreet is. We can hold our heads high safe in the knowledge that all the hard work that people are putting into to keeping this town a beautiful place to live is paying off. So hats off and big congratulations to all. Pat and Noreen were in attendance representing the Millstreet Tidy Town Association this afternoon and I will post pictures of this fantastic afternoons result when I receive them.

 

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Thank You & Well Done

Tmc1 (600 x 337)Team Millstreet Clean-Up was  a massive success this morning. This is all down to the many volunteers that started yesterday evening and were still going @ 4pm this afternoon. All approach roads into Millstreet have been cleaned. Some of the back roads have also been done. Tullig to Aubane was cleaned last week. Tanyard Wood residents were also out in force this morning also. It warms the heart to see such a fantastic community spirit alive and well in Millstreet. We were also joined today by Cllr. Mellissa Mullane and her daughter, whom were out picking litter with the rest of the crew from 10am this morning. Fair Play. Also Mayor of Cork County, John Paul O’Shea joined us and did his bit and then Derry Sheehan, our fearless leader gave him a tour of our fair town and all it has to offer. There was a massive amount of work done this morning, everybody should be very proud of themselves young and old that turned up to give a helping hand this morning. This is a great start to the year. This also places us in a good position heading into the Anti Litter Competition which will be starting soon. Also when all the morning crew were gone home and feet up, I caught a glimpse of the town footpaths being swept this evening by some of the local business’. Really proud of Millstreet Community Spirit that was shown today. Lets keep it going.

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Team Millstreet Clean-Up

20160415_224039 (337 x 600)On your marks, Get ready, Set….. TEAM MILLSTREET CLEAN-UP is all geared up and ready to go for the morning, many thanks to Cork County Council for giving us equipment. Don’t miss out on your chance to be part of a winning team. Please come and join us in The Square, Millstreet from 9.45am. If you can’t make it that early, no worries. Give me shout on Millstreet Tidy Town Facebook Millstreet Tidy Town Gmail and we can direct you to where we need your assistance. A member of  Millstreet Tidy Town will be up around The Square for most of the morning anyway. Mayor of Cork County, Mr John Paul O’Shea will be joining us also, as will Cllr Bernard Moynihan & Cllr. Mellissa Mullane. Hope to see you all there young, old and everyone in between. Remember refreshments afterwards in the GAA Hall Kitchen for all the hard workers.

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Team Millstreet Clean-Up

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Millstreet Tidy Town Association are delighted to announce  Team Millstreet Clean-Up. This will be held on Saturday 16th April, from 10am to 1pm. We can all meet in The Square, in Millstreet. We will be providing Pickers, Bags, Gloves. This is a great opportunity to give back to our beautiful town. Hope to see you all there. All welcome including kids. Refreshments to be held afterwards in the GAA Hall.

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Tranisiton Year Project 2016

20160308_134826 (600 x 337)After a hugely successful project last year, this year Tony Keneally is working with Transition Year Student in Millstreet Community School again this year. This years project is about the study of Barn Owl and Kestrel in the area of Millstreet. As part of this project the Transition Year Class constructed 2 Nest boxes for each species. The first 2 boxes will be erected in undisclosed locations to maximise the probability of these two very solitary birds, nesting in the boxes so an in-depth study can carried out regarding the birds. The second 2 boxes, we require the publics assistance. If you have seen a Barn Owl or Kestrel in your area could you please contact us as we would really like to erect these Nesting Boxes in an area where these birds have been seen. Contact us via email @ millstreettidytown@gmail.com Facebook or twitter. Alternatively here on the website. We look forward to the project that will be submitted by the Transition Year Students and as last year the project chosen by Tony Keneally will be submitted with our National entry this year.

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Presentation of Bio Diversity Project

Transition Year Students Presenting Bio Diversity Plan to Tidy Town CommitteeMillstreet 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

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