CULLEN and DISTRICT SPECIAL NEEDS ASSOCIATION
12th Old Time Threshing and Vintage Afternoon Sunday July 25th. 2010
For any outdoor event the weather makes all the difference, and this year the sun blazed down in Cullen for the hosting of the 12th Old Time Threshing and Vintage Afternoon, we were blessed with brilliant summer sunshine that lifted the spirits of all who attended “the Threshing” as well as honouring our own patron Saint – Laitiarain. Incidentally it was also Macra’s “Know your neighbour Weekend”.
Cork County Council have sent out a number of tweets today listing some special events that are coming up in Millstreet Library in the next month (July/August 2010). These are:
Thursday 22nd July & Thursday 29th 3pm – 4pm Felt-making workshop with Amanda Wright. Numbers limited, phone: 029-21920
Conversational Irish: held every Wednesday at Millstreet Library from 11am – 12pm. Everybody Welcome. Beidh “Comhrá as Gaeilge” sa Leabharlann, Sráid an Mhuillinn, gach Céadaoin, 11am go 12pm. Fáilte roimh gach Éinne.
Storytelling with Kathleen for 3-7 year olds takes place every Saturday morning from 11am-12pm. Children should be accompanied by an adult.
Children’s Book Club meets once a month on Saturdays from 12:00-1:00pm. Suitable for children aged 10-12 years. Next meeting Sat Aug 14 at 12 noon.
I’m delighted to be able to tell you that Millstreet Horse Show is back and better than ever! Millstreet Horse Show is running from the 10th-15th of August. Described as the ‘shop window for Irish Sport Horses,’ the show is the largest of its kind in Europe with over 1500 stables and 10,000 entries.
Sorely missed from the equestrian calendar last year due to an insurance dispute it is now back and the Duggan family and people of Millstreet look forward to once again opening their doors to the equestrian enthusiasts. [read more …] “Millstreet Horse Show is coming soon”
Here we share a selection of pictures from the very successful Book Launch of Gerard O’Meara’s “Magic Moments” which took place at the Hibernian Hotel, Mallow on 14th July 2010. The book was officially launched by Paddy Carleton in the presence of a capacity and very appreciative audience.
On Wednesday, 14th July 2010 (Bastille Day), supreme photographer Gerard O’Meara’s fascinating book of enormously interesting photographs of the 1960s, ’70s and 80s relating mainly to the Mallow area, will be launched after 8.00 p.m. at the Hibernian Hotel, Mallow. In a splendid foreword to Gerard’s book, the renowned Declan Hassett writes: “There is an innate sense of decency about Gerard O’Meara. He brings to life, and to his chosen profession, photography, that natural awareness of the importance of those with whom he comes in contact in his work as a “recorder of local history” through the camera lens.” The superb book is available in Mallow at Philip’s Bookshop, Katie’s and Monument House. We wish Gerard every success with this highly significant publication – guaranteed to be in huge demand and a best seller.
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.
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”
Ten years ago today there was a mass on top of Clara to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the erection of the first cross on Clara. To remember that day, we have added a number of photos that were taken that day. [read more …] “Clara Mass 2000”
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. [read more …] “Drishane Garden Fête from the 1930s”
The Saturday Stages will be 3 special stages ran twice and 1 evening special stage ran once with centralized service in Millstreet. Day 2 Sunday, the stages are 3 special stages ran twice service on Sunday is in Milltown and the rally will finish with one final stage, before the winners are announced at the finish ramp at the Gleneagle Hotel.
Not too many locals competing in the rally this year, probably because of the excessive entry price of €850. Only three sort of locals in the race:
#53 Brendan Dennehy (‘S’ signs)
#9 Alan Ring (munster joinery)
#52 Stephen Linehan (bio-tech)
Timetables and maps are available in local shops along and near the routefor €10. The closest to Millstreet are: Guerins Ballydaly, Dennehy’s Shop, Coleman’s, Anglands (Dromagh). Service in Millstreet is due to start at 12:30pm Saturday, and will probably last 3+ hours, from the first in to the last out.
This article was originally posted on March 26th 2010
Don’t forget that the Millstreet edition of “Round the Fireside” is on Tonight (Monday) 9:50pm!
A special greeting to Pat & Olive Monaghan in Las Vegas, U.S.A. who are very loyal and regular visitors to www.millstreet.ie. Pat telephoned me last night indicating that he had also listened to C103’s “Round the Fireside” on Monday night which featured many Millstreet people and that he had thoroughly enjoyed it. Incidentally, a second programme with the same Millstreet guests airs on next Monday, 19th April at 9.50 p.m. (Irish time). Seán Radley for www.millstreet.ie
You can’t listen to old C103FM programmes at the moment but you can listen to C103FM live. So if you want to hear the programme, tune in at 21:50 GMT.
Jennifer Collins and Barry Lawlor who both grew up in Millstreet were married at the end of last year in St.Patricks Church, Millstreet on what was unfortunately a wet day. Ian Cronin Photo Studio have put up a few nice photos of the day onto their blog, so go and check them out
***** Here it is Our first Big Event Of Summer 2010. *****
For The First Time Ever
Wallis Arms Millstreet in association with Spin Southwest
SPIN SOUTHWEST DJ BRIAN YOUNG IN THE CLUB
DJ MARK NEVILLE IN THE FRONT BAR
FREE IN BEFORE 11pm
Lots Of Prize’s And Giveaways On The Night
Great Party Atmosphere Ensured
Make Sure U Get In Early For This Great Event
Below are some photos from this years March Horse Fair. Unfortunately I was a little late turning up so I missed the hustle and bustle … but the crowds didn’t hang around long once the rain started to come down. [read more …] “March Horse Fair 2010”
Easter Sunday 2010 in Millstreet was a very busy day indeed. With Easter Mass, a Collenction for the Irish Lifeboat Association, the Annual Easter Parade led by Millstreet Pipe Band, the Proclamation read by Nóirín Ní Ealaithe, the Tricolour raised by Con Foley, the wreath laid by Tadhg Crowley, the oration given by Tom Meaney and Jerry Lehane as Master of Ceremonies. (Lots of photos below by Sean Radley)
Also on Easter Sunday was the Vintage Family Fun Day at Green Glens, and there are loads of photos from this which will appear over the next few days. [read more …] “Easter Sunday 2010”