Mahwish talks about DP and next weekend’s garden Fête

Mahwish is a Pakistani mother of three who arrived in Ireland with her husband and three children a year and a half ago. She has been living in the Millstreet Drishane Castle Accommodation centre since June last year, and talks about the challenges and also about a fundraising Fête in Drishane she is organising for school books, uniforms, etc for the children who are staying there, which takes place in Drishane Castle next Saturday 20th August from 2-6pm.

The interview is by Roos Demol and was first aired on Irish Radio International yesterday.

Drishane Fête 1938 – poster

This historic poster for the Drishane Garden Fete 1938 appeared recently for auction on

We previously featured a photo from a 1930s Fete in Drishane in preparation for the most recent Fete. Click the image below to see it in full.


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Drishane Fête – More Air Take Photos

Air Take Photography
have sent us more photos from Drishane Garden Fête which was in aid of the Baby Jacob Appeal. Included in the photos are the vintage parade, the photographic exhibition in the Chapel (where Air Take Photography had their own exhibition, as well as Millstreet Museum), and other unique panoramic photos of the fête.

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Drishane Garden Fête 1988

With the Drishane Garden Fête on next Sunday, archived photos from the Millstreet Museum collection of the Garden Fête 1988 had the cobwebs wiped off them and were scanned in to give an idea of what was happening back then. All the photos are below. [read more …] “Drishane Garden Fête 1988”

Drishane Garden Fête from the 1930s

Drishane Castle Garden Fete Sunday May 30th 2010.

The Drishane Castle Garden Fete was a traditional bi annual established by the Sisters of the Infant Jesus during their time in Drishane Convent 1909 – 1992. It was staged as a fund raiser for the Missions.
It was always an event held close to people’s hearts, attracting crowds of supporters from near and far. Sadly the tradition died when the Sisters’ time in Drishane came to an end, the last one was staged in May 1990 exactly 20 years ago.

2010 sees the revival of the Garden Fete on Sunday May 30th 1pm – 6pm. It promises to be a day of great festivity and celebration. It co incidentally corresponds with the Polish Celebration of “Children’s Day” further ensuring that it will be a fun filled day for all members of the family. The Committee is delighted to offer an afternoon of quality entertainment for all members of the family while also helping Baby Jacob in his lifetime challenge of blindness.
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