Millstreet at Big Tom Experience in Ballinasloe – 27th Dec. 2010

Pictured with Big Tom McBride in Ballinasloe on Monday, 27th Dec. 2010 - Ita and William Fitzgerald from Cullen.

On Monday evening we travelled to the Shearwater Carlton Hotel, Ballinasloe, Co. Galway to attend a superb Concert/Dance presented by the renowned Big Tom McBride and the Mainliners Showband.    Ita and William Fitzgerald have long been wonderfully loyal fans of the Band and, like many other true followers, have attended Big Tom Dances at various venues throughout Ireland.    Undoubtedly, Big Tom is the undisputed King of Country & Western Music here in Ireland and in an interview we recorded for LTV2 almost two years ago, the great man recalled with joy appearing in the famous “Star” Ballroom in Millstreet in the Showband days.    We were also blessed to meet with [read more …] “Millstreet at Big Tom Experience in Ballinasloe – 27th Dec. 2010”

Water Shortages

Now that the ice has melted and the burst water pipes have exposing themselves by flooding all around them, water shortages have become an issue. Following problems in themany areas yesterday Cork County Council have released the following details for Millstreet:

While the situation is improving in many areas, there are still severe problems which are being worked on by council staff. Consumers are again asked to use water sparingly and property owners and key holders should check for leaks in unoccupied premises and shut off the water if necessary.
Reservoir level has recovered somewhat but are still low in Millstreet – further nightly interruptions can be expected. Laugt and Caherbarnagh reservoirs are empty and severe disruptions will continue today.

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Seán Radley’s Amazing Images

The wonder of it only does seem to grow
Sean Radley’s amazing images of Millstreet in snow
Though hardly the place for to go to for to improve your suntan
It is thanks for the great pics to the talented man

Though the images on screen beautiful to behold
The very thought of it leaves me feeling cold
The harsh winds of Winter with the breath of chill
Blowing through the old Town in view of Clara Hill [read more …] “Seán Radley’s Amazing Images”