Museum & Website Church Gate Collection this Weekend in Millstreet

Our Annual Church Gate Collection takes place this coming weekend (4th/5th August 2018).   Sincere thanks to those people who have already contributed generously to both Projects.   Here we share three images from our Archives recalling Eurovision 1993 in Millstreet.   Click on the pictures to enlarge.  (S.R.)

Official Poster for our Annual Collection
A warm welcome for Eurovision 1993 as seen in Ballydaly in 1993
Linda Martin plants a special tree at The Square in 1993 seen with Noel C. Duggan and Brendan O’Keeffe as well as a wonderful gathering of local people

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German Tourists and Millstreet Fire Brigade combine to put out fire in a Hay Field

Millstreet Fire Brigade featured in an article on the German Daily Newspaper Saarbrücker-Zeitung recently, when German firefighters who were on holidays here spotted a fire in a hay field and aided our fire brigade in putting it out ! Below is a translation of the article:

“What happened to four holidaymakers from Landsweiler recently on their trip through Ireland has nothing to do with recreation. It started on Thursday a week ago: Bernhard and Christine Schäfer were going with their daughter and buddy Markus Schorr happily through the area around the Irish town of Millstreet, when they discovered an “incredibly large smoke column”. As all four were members of the fire department in Landsweiler, they know immediately what to do: “We have circled the pillar of smoke and saw that a large mountain of hay was burning in a field,” says Bernhard Schäfer. Clear case: The fire department must be alerted…  [read more …] “German Tourists and Millstreet Fire Brigade combine to put out fire in a Hay Field”

1.5 Million Miles and Counting for John

John G Tarrant, who is the proprietor of Tarrant’s Livestock in Rathcoole, is set to become a celebrity all over Europe in the coming weeks.

To celebrate the 90th anniversary of DAF Trucks, the parent company in Holland recently undertook a continent wide campaign to find the oldest working DAF truck, and through a Youtube clip discovered John, who has been delivering cattle to marts in his 1984 DAF 2100 for the past 34 years.

Kanturk Mart resembled a Hollywood movie set on Monday when a film crew from Eindhoven in the Netherlands, along with key personnel from DAF in Cork and Dublin, accompanied John from his home in Rathcoole with a load of cattle destined for the mart… [Read the full article from the Irish Independent]

Update (20 Aug ’18): John’s feature in the documentary is here:


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