‘Hen Party’ at the Secret Garden

Curious about chickens? This Sunday, 10th October, come along to The Secret Garden in Newmarket between 2 – 5pm to meet Margaret McGuire of Mobile Pet Shop. She’ll be on hand to answer any questions on choosing, feeding and general care of hens. She’ll have a range of organic and GM free feeds, as well as other pet accessories, to buy on the day. Come along and meet her friendly hens! For more information call 029-60084. This event is free.

Drishane Mass on the eve of the Feast Day of St. Therese of Lisieux

Celebration of Mass at Drishane Church on 30th Sept. 2010

On Sept. 30th 1897 St. Therese of Lisieux died at the age of 24.   She had become known worldwide as “The Little Flower”.   Last year Mass was celebrated on that date in Drishane Church and likewise this year of 2010.   The Celebrant tonight (30th Sept. 2010) was Fr. John Fitzgerald, P.P., Millstreet.   Exquisite music and [read more …] “Drishane Mass on the eve of the Feast Day of St. Therese of Lisieux”

Harvest Mass in Cullen

On Saturday, 25th September 2010 a very special Harvest Mass was celebrated in Cullen Church. It also marked the final Saturday evening Mass in Cullen because of the new Mass time schedule coming into effect this weekend in Millstreet Parish. Here we see some of the very talented musicians from Cullen N.S. who enhanced the overall ceremony in a superb manner. Refreshments and music at Cullen Community Centre followed the Mass. The occasion was recorded by William Fitzgerald. (Seán)

Rathmore Fair & Family Day 2010

Rathmore Fair & Family Day took place on Sunday, 26th Sept. 2010. It was a very colourful, busy and cheerful occasion with lots of music, buying and selling, a fancy dress parade and much more. We thank Michael O’Mahony of Rathmore for alerting us to the event which has also been recorded briefly by LTV2 Millstreet. (Seán)

Rathmore Fair & Family Day took place on Sunday, 26th Sept. 2010.  It was a very colourful, busy and cheerful occasion with lots of music, buying and selling, a fancy dress parade and much more.  We thank Michael O’Mahony of Rathmore for alerting us to the event which has also been recorded briefly by LTV2 Millstreet.   (Seán)

Dromtariffe Active Retirement Members on Walk to Boeing

Marking National Heart Foundation Day on today, Sunday 26th Sept. 2010, members of the Dromtariffe Active Retirement Association participated in a very pleasant and healthy walk to the Boeing by the River Blackwater near Millstreet. With Ita Fitzgerald on camera we arranged to record a little feature for LTV2 Millstreet. Our thanks to Joe O'Connell for alerting us to the special event. (Seán)

Presentations at Millstreet Library

The culmination of the wonderfully successful "Summer Reading Challenge" which took place throughout Summer 2010 at Millstreet Library, was marked this Saturday evening with the presentation of Certificates to the many young participants. Pictured here are some of the enthusiastic readers receiving their personalised Certificates from Librarian, Breda O'Leary who coordinated the excellent scheme and by Kathleen Moynihan (Raheen, Rathmore), Storyteller supreme and Book Club Facilitator. Appetising refreshments were provided for everyone to mark the celebratory occasion. A Book Club is organised on a Saturday throughout the year on a monthly basis. Lots of updates on Millstreet Library happenings on http://twitter.com/corkcolibrary (Seán)

Eurovision Memories Recalled

Marking the 10th anniversary of the Millstreet Eurovision a very impressive Street Display Unit was put in place at West End, Millstreet in 2003. Lots of Eurovision memories will be evoked on this forthcoming Thursday and Friday when a prestigious Australian Television Crew will be filming in the area. Winner of Eurovision 1993, Niamh Kavanagh, will visit Millstreet on Friday, 10th September to participate in this highly significant Documentary which deals with the History of Europe from the First Eurovision Song Contest in 1956 and onwards to 2010. (Seán)

National Heritage Week is HERE!

National Heritage Week runs from Saturday 21st August to Sunday 29th August 2010 inclusive.

Millstreet Country Park has a lot to offer for National Heritage Week with a full programme of events taking place daily. Tours, lectures, guided walks and exhibitions will focus on the estates history, its outdoor life, heritage and culture.

Our resident pianist will perform both Sunday 22nd and Sunday 29th in the Visitor Centre from 2pm – 5pm.  For further information on our events or events scheduled throughout the country please log onto www.heritageweek.ie or callsave 1850 200 878.

‘GET INTO IT. YOU’LL GET A LOT OUT OF IT’

Mont des Arts (Millstreet 2009) First Anniversary

Among the activities taking place Sunday 29th August 2010 is the celebration of the Official one year Opening of the Mont des Arts (Millstreet 2009). This celebration will [read more …] “National Heritage Week is HERE!”

Midsummer Madness BBQ

Millstreet Tourism committee are holding a fund-raising night in the Wallis Arms on this Friday night the 6th August at 9pm. It consists of music provided by The Celts and DJ Nev., barbecue on the night by O’Leary Family butchers. There is €100 prize money for the best summer outfit on the night kindly sponsored by O Flynn Medical. Admission is only €10. All money raised on the night will go towards the cost of running the Millstreet Failte Festival which will be held in 2011.

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Drishane Drama Camp

Drishane Drama Camp Concert was held on Friday, 30th July 2010.   For the past two weeks a wonderful combination of international and local young people took part in the splendidly creative project.    The Concert presented a most enjoyable mixture of song, dance and drama.  There will be a full report with lots of pictures in next week’s “Corkman”.   Great credit is due to all who helped to co-ordinate the magnificent presentation.  Here we share the first of a number of images from this uplifting event at Drishane, Milllstreet.  (Seán)

Enjoying refreshments following the superb Drishane Drama Camp Concert on Friday, 30th July

12th Threshing and Vintage in Cullen

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”.

The vintage enthuastics arrived early on the day, many having travelled long distances to display their rare items, which ranged [read more …] “12th Threshing and Vintage in Cullen”

What’s on in Millstreet Library

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.

from: Cork Co Council twitter page & the Cork Co Council website

Millstreet Horse Show is coming soon

from Millstreet Horse Show:

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”

Book Launch Success

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.

“Magic Moments” Book Launch

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.

Gerard O'Meara, Photographer, Mallow with "Magic Moments"

Cullen & District Special Needs Association 12th Annual VIntage Rally & Old Time Threshing

Cullen & District Special Needs Association 12th Annual VIntage Rally & Old Time Threshing

Sunday July 25th (Laitiarain Sunday) Cullen GAA Grounds.

Fun for all the Family

Live Music – Cullen Pipe Band followed by Mike, Helen and Southern Pride.

Children’s Sports @2pmTractor Competitions, Sheep Dog Exhibition, Raffles, Numerous Side Shows.

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.

[read more …] “Drishane Fête – More Air Take Photos”

Mid Summer Madness at Millstreet Country Park

Mid Summer Madness at Millstreet CountryPark this June Bank Holiday Weekend.

Looks like Summer is Here guys….. and our Mid Summer Bank Holiday Weekend at Millstreet Country Park is brimming with family fun ideas and entertainment for all ages.

[read more …] “Mid Summer Madness at Millstreet Country Park”

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.
[read more …] “Drishane Garden Fête from the 1930s”