Opening Parade of the European Mounted Games 2019

On Tuesday evening in lovely sunshine, the Opening Ceremony for the European Mounted Games Team and Individual Championships 2019 was held in Millstreet. The Millstreet Pipe Band lead the parade of 17 European Countries from Green Glens up through the town where the official opening was declared in the Town Square. It was followed by music and a wonderful international social evening. Below are lots of photos and videos from the evening:

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Knocknagree Achieves 2nd place in the Anti-Litter Challenge Group B in Cork County

Knocknagree Fairfield Tidy Towns

Sincere congratulations to Knocknagree on  achieving 2nd place in the Anti-Litter Challenge Group B in Cork County.   Tremendous credit is due to the wonderfully dedicated local group whose very impressive website is seen above.  We thank Stephen O’Sullivan of  Cork Co. Council for alerting us to this uplifting news regarding one of our very welcoming neighbouring villages.   We encourage you to check out their Facebook Page indicated above. (S.R.)
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Vorsprung Durch Technic

Since the 1980s, Audi have been using the catchphrase ‘vorsprung durch technik’ in their advertisments. It is usually translated into English as ‘progress through technology’,  capitalizing on the German reputation for technical expertise.

But it was advertising execeutive Sir John Hegarty who coined the phrase for the advertisments. He is a descendant of one Jeremiah Hegarty, known in Millstreet as ‘The Landlord’ who had large business enterprises here in the late 19th century into the early 20th century. Jeremiah’s name is given to Hegarty Street (above the AIB), where he had a creamery, and where he built the houses for his workers. See the video below where John talks about how the phrase came about:

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