Millstreet Tidy Town Association Annual Church Gate Collection takes place this weekend in Millstreet – 30th/31st July 2016. Hugely impressive is the tremendous work carried out by this marvellous Association. Your generous support is greatly appreciated. We thank Denis Hickey and Pat Randles for reminding us of this annual important collection. (S.R.)
Local Band Shortlisted by 2FM for ‘Play the Electric Picnic’ Competition
Tanjier’s debut release ‘Sunrise’ chosen as one of the top 30 songs
Local band, Tanjier have recently released their first single, ‘Sunrise’. It has been shortlisted by RTÉ 2FM and Oxfam for their ‘Play the Picnic’ competition. Out of the hundreds of acts that entered, they have been chosen as one of the top 30. If they get into the top 10, they will be playing at Electric Picnic in September. To get into the top 10, they are asking people to vote for them and raise money for Oxfam via text.
We’re asking people to help make this happen by sending a quick text stating ‘Picnic2’ (no spaces) to 50300 to support this fight against poverty and vote for us! Texts cost just €2 and the proceeds go towards Oxfam,” said Tommy.
Tanjier are a dynamic Band based in Dublin from Cork, Mayo and Donegal. Tommy Buckley is a native Corkman, from Millstreet. (Tommy is son of Tadhg & Joan Buckley of Drishane Road and grandson of Catherine and the late Seán Buckley of Kilcorney) They first formed in October, 2015. The Band members first met in a variety of circumstances. “I met Ronan in primary school in Castlefinn. I then met Tommy in Teacher Training College in Marino, Dublin. Finally, I met Ann when we were in Uganda on a volunteer teaching programme. The Band formed a few years later,” said Michael.
Currently, they are preparing for the release of their debut EP, ‘Sunrise’ on 31st July in the Wiley Fox, Dublin. Blending synthpop, indie rock, folk, funk as well as alternative genres, they are a four piece that infuse many different styles of music. Their influences range from Bob Dylan, Bon Iver to Coldplay and Jack Garratt. They perform with a wide range of instuments and enjoy blending 3 part harmonies.
Tanjier and find out more on Facebook, Instagram and Soundcloud.You can keep up to date with
We wish Tommy and his Friends in this new and exciting Band “Tanjier” enormous success and very much encourage everyone to vote in support not only of the superb Band but for the highly praiseworthy Oxfam Charity which does such important work on a global basis. (S.R.)
Seán’s interview can be seen on the TG4 Player here, from 6:43 in the Nuacht.
Below are two screen-grabs of the short interview in Millstreet Museum as it appeared on TG4:
What superb memories we have of the recent World Mounted Games Team Event Parade through Millstreet Town followed by the truly marvellous Liam O’Connor Concert at Green Glens. Lots of people regretted not being able to be present for this historic happening. Well….the fantastic news is…..there is going to be another hugely colourful Parade this Tuesday evening (26th July 2016) marking the official opening of the FEI European Jumping Championships for Young Riders, Juniors and Children on Horses. The Parade begins at 6.30pm (on this occasion it will be a Parade of the many international Riders following the Millstreet Pipe Band and the horses will not be participating in this Parade). We thank Caitríona at Green Glens for all the relevant information below. We encourage all to come to view the magnificent Parade and then to proceed to Green Glens for Liam O’Connor’s brilliant Concert where he is joined by a host of superbly talented Musicians. We thank Millstreet Community Council and all at Green Glens for coordinating this amazing Millstreet Experience. (S.R.)
List of Participating Countries
Austria, Belgium, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Great Britain, Greece, Hungary, Israel, Ireland, Italy, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey and Ukraine.
This year The Green Glens Arena in Millstreet is hosting the FEI European Jumping Championships for Young Riders, Juniors and Children on Horses from July 25th to 31st. This is a very special occasion and it will bring many overseas visitors to our country. We will welcome participants and spectators from 28 nations – some as far away as Israel and Russia. continue reading…
“Radio Treasures” tonight from 9.30pm to 11.00pm…All most welcome….We look forward to future interviews including “Winnie” of “Mrs. Browne’s Boys” and Mary Fagan of Radio Kerry’s “Horizons”. Our 10pm Interview tonight is with Grace Mulqueen, Curator, Knock Museum. We discover a direct link with two Millstreet people and Knock Museum. And at 9.45pm we very especially remember the late Tom Goggin whose glorious song “My Phonecall to Heaven” so beautifully sung by Tom has been included in all our programmes. We place focus on the many recent updates of events and happenings in the Millstreet area. We also include our weekly “Fascinating Facts” feature blended with a sprinkling of humour! And lots more great music. Feel welcome to text the programme or send a message to the “Seán Radley” Facebook Page. To access just log on to www.corkmusicstation.com . Happy Listening! (S.R.)
Millstreet Vintage & Classic Car Club are holding another Car Run after there very sucessful & enjoyable last trip out….. This one is on Sunday the 14th of August!! Sign on at Dromtariffe Hall at 10.30 am, Local Route and finish off the Day with Dinner at Bobs Bar in Ballydesmond.
All Classic & Vintage Cars welcome!
For Details Contact Mike P Kelleher on 087 2929430.(Many Thanks to Tom Corbett for the Photo)
This is the closest I’ll ever get to the moon!…The close-up image was achieved with a 40 zoom lens of quite a simple little camera – I was pleasantly surprised to note how close it got to the moon even capturing views of some of its craters. It’s our way of attempting to fulfil Frank Sinatra’s wish in his song “Fly me to the Moon”! (S.R.)
To view the Live Stream Coverage of today’s Finals at Green Glens – The World Mounted Team Games log on to:
We shall have lots more images from this final day of the World Event later on our website. (S.R.)
The much anticipated Parade through Millstreet Town commences this Tuesday evening (12th July) at 6:30 with the 150 ponies and riders from some 20 countries participating in the superbly colourful event. The schedule is as follows:
Ponies leave Green Glens and trot through the town up to the Fair Field where they will then arrange to organise in teams of five taking their place behind Millstreet Pipe Band which will be waiting at the Eurovision Wall in Minor Row.
The Parade then proceeds up Minor Row to The Square where each team will pause in front of the Reviewing Stand which is located on the extended footpath in front of the Wallis Arms Hotel – to be officially welcomed – country by country.
Millstreet Pipe Band will continue to play in The Square as each Team pauses, is introduced and then proceeds down Main Street, down Station Road to the Green Glens Arena where magnificent musical entertainment will be provided by the very famous Liam O’Connor and his truly marvellous Group.
Here we get a flavour of the impressive preparations taking place at Green Glens for the highly prestigious World Event. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.) A further reminder that this evening’s Parade is scheduled to begin at 6:30. Let’s now observe further preparations at Green Glens. continue reading…
We encourage people to visit not only the Opening Parade but the really exciting competitions at Green Glens with the spectacular final taking place on Saturday 16th July. Here we view more of the wonderfully colourful welcoming road signs which Coordinator Conor O’Leary and his superbly dedicated Committee have just installed. continue reading…
“Radio Treasures” tonight from 9.30pm to 11.00pm…All most welcome….We look forward to future interviews including “Winnie” of “Mrs. Browne’s Boys” and Mary Fagan of Radio Kerry’s “Horizons”. Our 10pm Interview tonight is with Patrick O’Shea & Friends (pictured below) of the church of the living God. We talk about the hugely impressive Bernard Moynihan Commemoration event which recently took place in Rathcoole. We relate about the recent Auto Testing Event at K&L Complex (pictured below also) and we chat about last Sunday’s Open Air Dancing at Mushera (pictured). And we place focus on the many recent updates of events and happenings in the Millstreet area. We also include our “Fascinating Facts” feature blended with a sprinkling of humour! And lots more great music. Feel welcome to text the programme or send a message to the “Seán Radley” Facebook Page. To access just log into www.corkmusicstation.com . Happy Listening! (S.R.)
Mushera Platform Dance this Sunday July 3 from 3 to 5 PM, Music by Heather Sound, All Welcome.
Childminder required to mind three children in their own home in Millstreet from end of August. Monday to Friday. Teachers hours . References required.
Contact 087 2876763 .
“Radio Treasures” tonight from 9.30pm to 11.00pm…All most welcome….We look forward to future interviews including “Winnie” of “Mrs. Browne’s Boys” and Mary Fagan of Radio Kerry’s “Horizons”. Our 10pm Interview tonight is with Conor & Donelle of Donoughmore (pictured below) re the upcoming truly exciting World Mounted Equestrian Games at Green Glens in July 2016. We talk about the hugely impressive Bernard Moynihan Commemoration event which took place in Rathcoole on Sunday (see four images from the historic occasion below). And we place focus on the many recent updates of events and happenings in the Millstreet area. We also include our “Fascinating Facts” feature blended with a sprinkling of humour! And lots more great music. Feel welcome to text the programme or send a message to the “Seán Radley” Facebook Page. To access just log into www.corkmusicstation.com . Happy Listening! (S.R.)
Official Website for the upcoming prestigious event to be held in Millstreet 11-17 July 2016: http://www.mgaireland.com/worlds-2016.html
To view an excellent slide show illustrating one of the past events please log on to http://www.mgaireland.com/gallery.html
And here is the splendid information which Kieran very kindly has shared with us. We are also very grateful to Donncha Cronin for alerting us to the Steam Event itself and for providing such accurate timetable facts. continue reading…
On Saturday morning (18th June 2016) quite a number of families arrived at Millstreet Railway Station to catch a fleeting glance of “The Emerald Isle Explorer” Steam Train as it passed by on its way to Killarney. Passengers comprised mainly of real rail enthusiasts on a Steam Train holiday. Thankfully the weather was ideal to view the historic visit. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)
Let’s now observe some more pictures from the very interesting and historic event. continue reading…
Only one week to go before Summer Holidays at our Primary Schools. Presentation N.S have had lots of news photos and more on their website in the last week, from the First Holy Communion, to School Tours, Euro 2016, artwork and more. Below are a few samples, but you can see all the activities at millpresns.weebly.com/latest-news-blog/archives/06-2016