The two images we share from the Pictorial Archive of Millstreet Museum date most likely from 2002. Tap on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)
A review of all aspects of the 500-acre development, including an open discussion with interested parties, will take place in 2017 with the intention of creating a sustainable future for Millstreet Country Park.
Also, please note that to make it a more interactive day, people are asked to bring their own piece of 1916 up to the park for the day. This could be a picture of a family member, items used during the time or some other items to synonymous with that time in Ireland. Seán Radley will be up to show a few pieces himself and it would be lovely to have others contributing and sharing stories.
Millstreet Country Park‘s Bug Fest 2016 is taking place from 2 – 5pm on Sunday the 10th of July!
It’s great fun for all the family with loads of fantastic activities like Bug Hunts, Pond Dipping, looking at a freshwater tank full of pond life and Bug Arts and Crafts.
There will also be showings of ‘Minuscule’ the movie. A charming award winning movie about insects and their tiny world.
After all of this adventuring you can kick back and relax in the visitor centre cafe, get an ice cream and maybe a venison burger from our BBQ (weather dependent of course).
Wild Summer Camps for kids is a nature based Summer Camp with elements of Heritage, Crafts and fun outdoors adventure, held in Millstreet Country Park. The first Camp of the Summer starts next week:
- Week 1. June 29th 10am / 30th / 1st
- Week 2. Aug 3rd /4th /5th
- Week 3. Aug 10th / 11th / 12th
Cost is €75 for the first child booked in a family and €60 for other children booked in the same family. This includes lunch. Activities included: Duck Races, Bug Hunt, Arts & Crafts and much more.
To book contact 02970810 or <email>
Here’s a link to the website page: millstreetcountrypark.com/news
It is a great way to give some of a person’s time to a fantastic charity (Breakthrough Cancer Research) and Joanie the Organiser would be so grateful. It is just for a couple of hours from 12 – 5 pm and volunteers will receive lunch vouchers and comp light refreshments on the day. If anyone is interested they can contact the Millstreet Country Park on 029 70810 or catch Gráinne on 086 6000822. (S.R.)
Orlaith also indicates: We reopen the 26th of March – we are now offering 2 for 1 Adult Season Passes up to and including our open day. Purchases can be made over the phone from the Park 029 70810 or from Nibbles Café.
We would like to make everyone aware that unfortunately our Gourmet Venison Evening will not be going ahead this coming Saturday evening. Hopefully this event will be rescheduled at a later stage….indicates Orlaith from Millstreet Country Park. (S.R.)
Gourmet Evening Cancelled – Full range of events for the Wildlife Day and Foraging Day
There will be a Bat walk and talk in Millstreet Country Park with guest speaker and bat specialist Conor Kelleher on Thursday the 13th of August at 7.30pm. The talk will be held in the Visitor Centre and walk leaves from visitor centre. This talk is aimed at adults, but children accompanied by adults are welcome.
This promises to be a very interesting evening. Contact Lorna at the Park on 029-70810 for further information. Booking required for this event.
|Time||Day 1||Day 2||Day 3|
|10.10am||Stone Circle||Crannog||Fullacht Fia|
|11am||Duck Race||Scavenger Hunt||Nature Colour Code|
|11.30am||Letter Hunt||Obstacle Course||Sensory Garden Game|
|12pm||Lunch (Ham or Cheese Sandwich and unlimited Juice + Treat)||Lunch (Ham or cheese sandwich with unlimited juice + Treat + flower ice cubes)||Lunch (Chicken Nuggets and chips with unlimited juice and edible arts and crafts cookies)|
|12.30pm||Collect Edible Flowers to make Ice Cubes||Clay Habitat Animals||Pond Dipping|
|1pm||Mont Des Art and Deer||Mini Beast Hunt||Orienteering|
|1.30pm||Park Rover / Butterfly Walk in Meadow||Egg and Spoon Race||Decorate Pots and Pot up Pollinator Friendly plants to take home|
|2pm||Edible Arts and Crafts(Cookies Cut out in shapes of animals and leaves)||Edible Arts and Crafts (Cookies get iced)||Duck Race / Park Rover|
|2.30pm||Eco Web Game||Nature Table||Certificate Ceremony and hand out goody bags|