Aubane Social Club Draw 2019
Prize is a 1 night Bed and Breakfast and Dinner in the Luxurious Kinsale Hotel and Spa set on 90 acres with beautiful walkways and gardens with a Runners Up Prize of a Hamper
Tickets can be obtained from John F Kelleher Chairman 086 1942161 or Noreen Kelleher Secretary 087 9486673 or any club member
Draw takes place on Friday Oct 18th 2019
I am looking for a bedsit or cheap accommodation
in Millstreet as I am starting a new job soon.
My phone is 0861602273 or send me an <email>
The winner of the two All-Ireland tickets is
James Klernon, Kanturk, Co. Cork.
Thanks for all those who participated in the draw.
St. John’s GAA Club are offering you a chance to win a pair of stand tickets for the All-Ireland football final.
This could be your chance to witness a historic 5-in-a-row for the Dubs, or, Kerry stopping them, or to see the two local lads playing in the Minor Final.
Tickets are only €5 each and can be got from any Club members or contact 0877668669 / 0879103891
Draw to be made on Thursday evening August 29th
[read more …] “All-Ireland Football Final Tickets Draw”
GIG of the weekend: Millstreet Music Fair, Cork, Sunday 
The line-up for this one-day event in the spacious Green Glens Arena has something for nearly everybody, from full-blooded celtic soul brothers Van Morrison and Shane MacGowan to the glittery contemporary pop of The Corrs and the camp shenanigans of Bono’s buddy Gavin Friday.
Rabble-rousers The Saw Doctors are also in there somewhere, as are Canada’s The Cowboy Junkies, country queen Emmylou Harris, squeezebox ace Sharon Shannon and the legendary John Martyn, a man known to equal Van in the getting out of the wrong side of the bed of a morning stakes.
The action will take place over three separate stages – the Greenfield, the World and the Examiner Stage, with some 30 acts performing.
Organisers say if the gig is a major success they will turn it into an annual event.
notes: The Millstreet Music Fair took place on Sunday, 04 August 1996. John played with band on the World Stage. Other acts there included Emmylou Harris, Cowboy Junkies, Altan, Kiki Dee and Ann di Franco. Van Morrisson was scheduled for the Greenfield Stage.
“Van Morrison story No. 2! Jim Casey mentioned on my earlier Van the Man post about the outdoor Van Morrison gig from the mid 90’s. It was the 1996 Millstreet Music Fair. One stage in the indoor showjumping arena and another big stage outside. Van headlined, The Coors, The Saw Doctors, Altan, Paul Brady and a host of support acts. Gavin Friday played indoors. Emmylou Harris and Cowboy Junkies played. Van’s blacked out people carrier arrived backstage and out jumped the man himself with Michelle Rocha. The boxer Stephen Collins and his wife were with them. Van went straight on stage and launched into the first tune. Rocha and the others stayed backstage drinking champagne. I was crouched at the side of the stage watching the gig. Someone stood behind me and I looked up. There was Emmylou Harris – the Goddess. She watched every minute of the gig, sang along and when it was over walked past the event junkies still quaffing back the champers and made her way back to the other stage. That is all!!!!” – [Paul McDermott]
The full concert of Corrs at the Millstreet Music Fair, 8 Aug 1996
(1hr 3 mins long)
Shane McGowan and the Popes
Shane McGowan and the popes played the indoors stage. His first words on stage: “Good evening … Welcome to f***ing Millstreet” 🙄. Watch the concert here:
On June 1, 1997 they also played in Millstreet as part of the Homecoming Festival [concerts] (i+)
We thank John Tarrant for sharing the selection of photos received from Maria Murphy of Ballydaly who was the Best Dressed Lady at the recent Killarney Races. Sincere congratulations to Maria.
Maria won 1st prize at Killarney Races Ladies Day & received a beautiful Diamond Pendant worth €700 sponsored by Keanes Jewellers of Killarney.
Judges on the day were the beautiful Yvonne Connolly and Greg O’Shea. Greg was winner of “Love Island” recently. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)
[read more …] “Maria Murphy of Ballydaly – Best Dressed Lady at Killarney Races”