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With some fifty people participating in our first Town Tour for our EJC2014 Visitors the magic of this wonderful event continued on Monday 2st July.   The young people of Millstreet took part in workshops at the GAA Community Hall while the fire juggling was most impressive at nightfall.   Click on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.)

With some fifty people participating in our first Town Tour for our EJC2014 Visitors the magic of this wonderful event continued on Monday 21st July.  When we reached the “Eurovision Wall” in Minor Row we were so fortunate to meet with Matthew Murphy who brought the famous wall to reality in 1993.   Matt received a tremendous applause from the many visitors on our Town Tour and many took photographs of Matt and the Eurovision Wall.  The young people of Millstreet took part in workshops at the GAA Community Hall while the fire juggling was most impressive at nightfall.  Click on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.)

48EJC2014 Monday 21st July -8001EJC2014 Monday 21st July -80044EJC2014 Monday 21st July -80073EJC2014 Monday 21st July -80056EJC2014 Monday 21st July -80067EJC2014 Monday 21st July -800Let us now observe some of the very colourful activities in the next 70 images recorded on continue reading…

Below are a number of videos that give a taste of some of the juggling disciplines performed on stage at the EJC2014 over the weekend:

Juggling Three High
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We thank Ultan for this very creative Poster - the first of many alerts to the upcomin EJC 2014 in Millstreet.  Click on the image to enlarge.  (S.R.)

We thank Ultan for this very creative Poster. Click on the image to enlarge. (S.R.)

Free circus workshops are available from the 21st July to the 25th July in Millstreet Community GAA hall, with all ages welcome. These workshops are hosted outside of the festival site and so do not require a festival pass. There are two sessions each day that run for 1.5 hours each.

Toddler Circus: Monday & Tuesday from 10am to 11:30am. Playing games, singing songs, experiencing balance and exploring movement. For ages 6 months to 3 years with an adult

Circus Game Fare: Monday & Tuesday from 11:30am to 1pm. Play circus and clown games based on cooperation, strategy and overall silliness. For ages 10 to 77 years!

Family Circus: Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 10am to 11:30am. It’s a time and space to get the whole family together involved in play. For ages 6 months to 77 years, with at least one adult

Youth Circus: Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 11:30am to 1pm. Walk the tight-wire, Balance plates, Spin diabolo, Learn hulahoop, Tumble and Laugh. For ages 8 to 14 years

Wear comfortable clothing and bring water. Maximum 15 people per session so come early. Spaces are allocated on continue reading…

Ultan provides us with this superb and wonderfully informative Poster.  EJC2014 Organisers are very much encouraging local people and visitors to really play an active role in the Grand Parade on Sat. 26th July beginning at Green Glens at 2.00pm.  We shall be outlining further details later and providing the exact route of the Parade.  Click on the Poster to enlarge.  ( S.R.)

Ultan provides us with this superb and wonderfully informative Poster. EJC2014 Organisers are very much encouraging local people and visitors to really play an active role in the Grand Parade on Sat. 26th July beginning in Green Glens at 2.00pm. We shall be outlining further details later and providing the exact route of the Parade. Click on the Poster to enlarge. ( S.R.)

Gal & Dekel from EJC2014 meet with Dorothy on Sunday at Muckross Gardens where we visited following a trip to Cullen Vintage Event.   We get to meet visitors from many parts of the world all thoroughly enjoying the magnificent Juggling Experience at Green Glens Millstreet.  Here we share some of the magical images.

Gal & Dekel from EJC2014 meet with Dorothy (in centre) on Sunday at Muckross Gardens where we visited following a trip to Cullen Vintage Event. We get to meet visitors from many parts of the world all thoroughly enjoying the magnificent Juggling Experience at Green Glens Millstreet. Here we share some of the magical images.  On Monday we begin at 2pm our complimentary Town Tour for our visitors beginning from Green Glens (Info. Point near Registration Desk).   Click on the pictures to enlarge.  (S.R.)

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13Magic of EJC2014 - Sunday 20th July 2014 -800 82Magic of EJC2014 - Sunday 20th July 2014 -800 71Magic of EJC2014 - Sunday 20th July 2014 -800 54Magic of EJC2014 - Sunday 20th July 2014 -800What superb colour and happiness is so much part of this week-long event in Millstreet.   The C2 Security personnel are most helpful as of course are the many utterly dedicated Irish Committee of EJC2014 – We’re especially in contact with Lee, Ultan, Gary, Declan, Catherine and of course Concertino.  Let’s now enjoy some further 80 images from continue reading…

We extend a very sincere welcome to the many wonderful visitors not only from Europe but from all over the world to Green Glens , Millstreet for EJC2014.  Delighted to reunite with many who were here in 2006.  Great to note the windows of welcome on display throughout the town.   Click on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.)

We extend a very sincere welcome to the many wonderful visitors not only from Europe but from all over the world to Green Glens Millstreet for EJC2014. Delighted to reunite with many who were here in 2006. Great to note numerous windows of welcome on display throughout the town.  Click on the images to enlarge.   (S.R.)

6Preparing for the Beginning of EJC2014 in Millstreet -800 4Preparing for the Beginning of EJC2014 in Millstreet -800 27Preparing for the Beginning of EJC2014 in Millstreet -800 20Preparing for the Beginning of EJC2014 in Millstreet -800Here we focus on the preparations at Green Glens and on the arrival of thousands of enthusiastic participants from so many different countries throughout the world.  We share some thirty more pictures of this truly historic and continue reading…

Seán O'Leary preparing the Mill Wheel Jump at his Pound Hill Centre.  Seán O'Donoghue is also involved in the supremely creative construction.  This will be placed near the renovated Lime Kiln at Drishane and will in fact have a water feature also in place.   Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)

Seán O’Leary preparing the Mill Wheel Jump at his Pound Hill Centre. Seán O’Donoghue is also involved in the supremely creative construction. This will be placed near the renovated Lime Kiln at Drishane and will in fact have a water feature also in place. We thank Pádraig Sheahan of DCP Plastics Ltd., Millstreet for alerting us to this remarkable work of engineering in preparation for the European Pony Championships 2014 .  Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)

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Julia Murphy who officially opened the magnificent new Clara Garden at Millstreet Day Care Centre in Clara Road on 16th April is clearly hugely impressed by the superb new plaque recently put in place at the Garden.  Donie, son of Julia, accompanied his mother to view this truly uplifting garden scene.   Great credit is due to all who brought this exquisite Garden and its Plaque to reality.   Click on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.)

Julia Murphy who officially opened the magnificent new Clara Gardens at Millstreet Day Care Centre in Clara Road on 30th April on the occasion of her 100th Birthday is clearly hugely impressed by the superb new plaque recently put in place at the Garden. Donie, son of Julia, accompanied his mother to view this truly uplifting garden scene. Great credit is due to all who brought this exquisite Garden and its Plaque to reality. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)

1Julia Murphy & her magnificent Clara Garden 2014 Plaque-8006Julia Murphy & her magnificent Clara Garden 2014 Plaque-800Clara Garden is beautifully designed and is splendidly colourful with a huge variety of flowers.  Let’s join Julia for some more pictures in this marvellous continue reading…

 

Talented Juggler, Thomas from France who is a medical student was the very first Juggler to arrive in Millstreet on Tuesday, 15th July 2014 for the highly prestigious EJC2014.  Taking Thomas on a mini-tour of Millstreet he received an official welcome from Noel C. Duggan at Green Glens.   Thomas was hugely impressed with Millstreet town, its people, Green Glens and Drishane.  He arrived early as an enthusiastic Volunteer to participate in the many preparations for the great event which begins on Saturday, 19th July.  Bienvenue Thomas - You and the many many other visitors are very welcome to Millstreet.  Click on the images to enlarge.  (S. R.)

Talented Juggler, Thomas from France who is a medical student was the very first Juggler to arrive in Millstreet on Tuesday, 15th July 2014 for the highly prestigious EJC2014. Taking Thomas on a mini-tour of Millstreet he received an official welcome from Noel C. Duggan at Green Glens. Thomas was hugely impressed with the very colourful Millstreet town, its people, Green Glens and Drishane. He arrived early as an enthusiastic Volunteer to participate in the many preparations for the great event which begins on Saturday, 19th July. Wonderful refreshments at the Aroma Café in The Square were much enjoyed.  Bienvenue Thomas – You and the many, many other visitors are very welcome to Millstreet. Click on the images to enlarge.   (S. R.)

7Thomas from France arrives in Millstreet for EJC2014  -8009Thomas from France arrives in Millstreet for EJC2014  -8003Thomas from France arrives in Millstreet for EJC2014  -800On Wednesday morning the real preparations for EJC2014 begin at Green Glens.  Thomas was quite fascinated by the beauty and extent of the Green Glens and continue reading…

“Radio Treasures”  on Cork Music Station www.corkmusicstation.com  this evening  (Tuesday, 15th July 2014) will from 9.30 include:

* Full details of “Discover Duhallow – A Day in the Region”.

* Music and songs  of the 1940s, 1950s and some superb instrumental music.   Emphasis on Variety’

* Local News Updates

*….And more…much more!

Feel very welcome to contact the programme through Facebook, text or email millstreetmuseum @eircom.net.  Happy Listening!   (S.R.)

Many thanks to those kind Listeners who sent texts and emails and who phoned our Tuesday night programme this week. 

As we approach the beginning of the spectacular EJC2014 we shall feature a series of special images from the enormously successful EJC2006 held in Millstreet.  Concertino (pictured above) was one of the most popular visitors on that occasion adding such great joy to the lives of many....and the good news is that Concertino is already in Ireland and will be attending EJC2014 as one of its most important Ambassadors and dedicated workers. Click on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.)

As we approach the beginning of the spectacular EJC2014 we here on the Millstreet website shall feature a series of special images from the enormously successful EJC2006 held in Millstreet. Concertino (pictured above) was one of the most popular visitors on that occasion adding such great joy to the lives of many….and the good news is that Concertino is already in Ireland and will be attending EJC2014 as one of its most important Ambassadors and dedicated workers. Click on the images to enlarge.    (S.R.)

3EJC2006 Memories1EJC2006 Memories7EJC2006 MemoriesSome great memories of 2006 during excellent weather.   We’ve lots more to share before 19th July.  Here are continue reading…

Tom Roche who travelled to Millstreet from Tullamore, Co. Offaly on Friday, 4th July to photograph Joanne O'Riordan at Joanne's Grove in Millstreet Town Park for the "Hug a Tree" Project 2014.   As you note from our feature it was quite a rainy morning but Tom captured great images and her mother, Anne, provided weather cover for the ever-witty and cheerful Joanne.  Later we shall have lots more information on this wonderfully creative annual project and will link to Tom's website.  Click on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.)

Tom Roche (pictured above) travelled to Millstreet from Tullamore, Co. Offaly on Friday, 4th July to photograph Joanne O’Riordan at Joanne’s Grove in Millstreet Town Park for the “Hug a Tree” Project 2014. As you note from our feature it was quite a rainy morning but Tom captured great images and Joanne’s mother, Anne, provided weather cover for the ever-witty and cheerful Joanne. Later we shall have lots more information on this wonderfully creative annual project and will link to Tom’s website. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)

 And here we recall the originally planing of Joanne's tree in 1997 at the instigation of Principal of Scoil Mhuire, Millstreet BNS  - Jim Bradley who stated words which Anne so clearly remembers to this day "As we observe the blossoming of this tree, so also we shall witness the blossoming of Joanne."  And how very true this is now seventeen years later.

And here we recall the original planting of Joanne’s tree in 1997 at the superb instigation of Principal of Scoil Mhuire, Millstreet BNS – Jim Bradley who stated words which Anne so clearly remembers to this day “As we observe the blossoming of this tree, so also we shall witness the blossoming of Joanne.” And how very true this is now seventeen years later.  We thank Jim for permitting us to include three 1997 pictures from our Museum Pictorial Archive of the special event.

15Tree Hugging Project & Joanne's Grove -800 16Tree Hugging Project & Joanne's Grove -800And now back to 2014 when after the photography in the Town Park we all went to Nibbles to celebrate this historic experience.  We share more pictures from continue reading…

We thank Fr. Jame McSweeney for this magnificent "Divine Rainbow" which he captured so creatively on Sunday evening.  I witnessed the rainbow from the Town Park and one had to be very  fast to photograph the uplifting scene as it lasted so very briefly.   One can visit Fr. James' own very inspiring website (link below) updated on a daily basis.   Click on the image to enlarge.  (S.R.)

We thank Fr. Jame McSweeney for this magnificent “Divine Rainbow” which he captured so creatively on Sunday evening. I witnessed that very rainbow from the Town Park and one had to be very fast to photograph the uplifting scene as it lasted so very briefly. One can visit Fr. James’s own very inspiring website (link below) updated on a daily basis.  In fact the above picture is the featured image in the website of Fr. James today.  Click on the image to enlarge.   (S.R.)

www.2u.ie  (Fr. James’s website)

Below is probably the same rainbow – it’s taken from Coleman’s Garage (photo by Andrej Chomicz)

We thank Orlaith and Orla for the colourful Poster.  Click on the image to enlarge.  (S.R.)

We thank Orlaith and Orla for the colourful Poster. Click on the image to enlarge. (S.R.)

On this American Independence Day, 4th July 2014 at Herlihy's Centra, Millstreet a very successful Cyclothon took place.  Here we note Liz Healy receiving lots of encouraging and support in her valiant participation.  Click on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.)

On this American Independence Day, 4th July 2014 at Herlihy’s Centra, Millstreet a very successful Cyclothon took place. Here we note Liz Healy receiving lots of encouragement and support in her valiant participation. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)

2Cyclothon at Herlihy's Centra Millstreet 4th July 2014 -8005Cyclothon at Herlihy's Centra Millstreet 4th July 2014 -8003Cyclothon at Herlihy's Centra Millstreet 4th July 2014 -800Proceeds from the praiseworthy energetic project go to continue reading…

 

Getting excited for the weekend!!

Don’t forget to join The Bush Bar for some good drink offers….and a great night!!

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Denis and Dan with their loyal pet dog comment on  the superb ongoing developments in Millstreet Town Park as Patrick and Tony give a wonderfully fresh new look to the Park Gates and maintain the vast grass area in a splendid manner.  Click on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.)

Denis and Dan with loyal pet dog, Jasper, comment on the superb ongoing developments in Millstreet Town Park as Patrick and Tony give a wonderfully fresh new look to the Park Gates and maintain the vast grass area in a splendid manner. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)

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Adding further to the splendidly tidy appearance of Millstreet at The Square - the newly painted "Claudio's". Click on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.)

Adding further to the splendidly tidy appearance of Millstreet at The Square – the newly painted “Claudio’s”.  Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)

4Claudio's at The Square, Millstreet 2014 -800The superbly colourful frontage at The Square truly enhances the overall appearance of the town.  Here we share some further continue reading…

A truly international gathering all ready to further brighten up Millstreet on 1st July 2014.   The town paint scheme is also making major progress as we note here in our feature.  Click on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.)

A truly international gathering all ready to further brighten up Millstreet on 1st July 2014. The town paint scheme is also making major progress as we note here in our feature. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)

3July 1st 2014 in Millstreet -8007July 1st 2014 in Millstreet -8009July 1st 2014 in Millstreet -800We visit The Square, Station Road and Church Street to view just some of the marvellous efforts which are being made in advance of the EJC2014 and the European Pony Championships later this continue reading…

We thank Breda for this Poster.  Click on the image to enlarge.  (S.R.)

We thank Breda for this Poster. Click on the image to enlarge. (S.R.)

Cork County Library is eager to support the work done in schools during the year to encourage reading and develop reading skills. We feel it is important that children maintain these skills through the summer and develop further their love of reading.

To this end, Cork County Library will offer through its continue reading…