Today, while shopping in Millstreet an uplifting further gesture of support for our work on the Millstreet Website was received. Following our recent church gate collection for the combined funding of both our Museum and Website it’s totally encouraging to note the response our appeal has received from loyal followers of our Website living elsewhere in Ireland and across the world in such a generous and concrete manner. The relative of one such kind follower (who wishes to remain anonymous) donated €50.00 towards the support of our website. Míle buíochas for this much appreciated gesture. This contribution will be added to our overall fund as we continue to share such news as the following:
Dia is Muire díobh go léir a chairde and welcome to my weekly Report from Millstreet.
The down turn in the weather over the weekend did much to spoil a lot of carefully planned events. The residents of Drishane put many hours of planning into their first ever Garden Fete. It was going to be a gala outdoor presentation with fun and games and food and music and crafts of many countries on the list but alas the continuous rains forced the entire programme to be held indoors. However not to be outdone the organisers still forged ahead and put on the best show they could.
In the dining area there was a wide variety of foods representing many lands ,Pakistan, Lithuania , South Africa ,to name but a few. And the people were there to serve the food,say what it contained , and tell a little about from where it came. Further down in the function room there were displays of different crafts from pottery to bead craft and many other things in between. [read more …] “Eily’s Report – 23rd Aug. 2016”
“Our new Box Office is now open at South Square Macroom. Many thanks to everyone for their support and good wishes since the fire earlier this Summer. The Box Office is open on Monday & Tuesday from 12-5pm and on Thursday & Friday from 12-5:30pm. Some real treats lie ahead this Autumn, for further info please call 026 41917, email <email> or visit brierygap.ie“
Many thanks for your continued support,
Aidan Finbarr Vaughan | Box Office Supervisor
Congratulations to Millstreet Set Dancers who won Silver in the All Ireland Fleadh Cheoil 2016 in Ennis (Rince Seit (Mná) / Full Set (Ladies) 12-15). A fantastic achievement!! Well done girls!
Back row – Niamh Tarrant, Katie Healy, Leah Saunders, Hannah Keane, Hannah O’ Regan. Front row – Orla Twomey, Gemma O’ Regan, Abby Ring.
Massive congratulations to Patrick O’Callaghan from Millstreet and the Kilcummin Dancers on their success at the Fleadh Cheoil in Ennis! Patrick won two All-Ireland gold titles this weekend, one in the u18 mixed-set and another gold All Ireland title in the u18 half-set. He has won 5 gold all ireland titles in the past 3 years with Kilcummin!
Millstreet’s Tadhg O’Sullivan has won yet another All-Ireland medal with the Shandrum Céilí Band, who won the Senior Band competition for the 2nd year in a row in Ennis on Sunday night – the standard of music was unbelievably high but the Shandrum were truly deserving of first place -The attached video is of their performance after their win at the gig rig which officially closed the Fleadh. We thank Miriam O’Sullivan for this wonderful news and for sharing the video. Sincere congratulations to Tadhg on such a hugely prestigious win – for the second year in a row! (S.R.)