Regional Report 1077 – 16th August 2011

 

by

Eily Buckley

Dia is mhuire diobh go leir a cairde and welcome to news report 1077 from Millstreet.

Fondest greetings dear listeners and I wish you all the very best on this damp but mild Tuesday morning.

Well our Millstreet Summer Horse Show is over and we can clock up yet
another outstanding event in the history of the renowned Green Glens
Complex. There was no mention of the Celtic Tiger, no shortage of entries
and even no shortage of fine weather. On opening day there was a massive
8,000 entries on the books with many more re-entering during the week.

Our Show came fast on the heels of the Dublin Show and the comparisons were
staggering. Stabling alone here was little more than half the cost while
parking of horse boxes which cost €1800 in Dublin were free of charge
here, the list goes on. And prize money just couldn’t be compared. One
man told me he won a competition in Dublin for which he got €150 , a
similar one here was â, €6,000.   Admission was free throughout the five
days and people and families came and enjoyed it all to the full. As well
as the Cian O Connors and Francis Connors and other famous riders who
continue to grace our show.
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Uplifting Response to Museum / Tourist Centre Church Gate Collection

Truly entering into the Museum spirit at the weekend's church gate collection - Rachel, grand-daughter of one of our most esteemed Founder Members of Millstreet Museum Society - Catherine Tarrant.

Millstreet Museum Society wishes to express sincere and heartfelt thanks to everyone who so generously subscribed to last weekend’s Church Gate Collection held outside St. Patrick’s Church, Millstreet.   The amount collected was €1992.88.   These funds will be used in the refurbishment of the new Museum / Tourist Centre at Carnegie Hall, Millstreet.   We are hoping to be permitted to begin this work as soon as final confirmation is processed by Cork Co. Council.  Special thanks to our many dedicated helpers who assisted at the Collection.    (S.R.)