AFTER a wet 2009, cows but no rain are on offer next Saturday 17th October at the National Dairy Show. The event is completely under cover in the Green Glens Arena at Millstreet, and offers an enjoyable day out for all the family, whatever the weather.
Along with top quality Holstein Friesian and Jersey cattle bidding for the Irish Examiner supreme championship, there are trade stands, the Irish Examiner Farming Forum, and an elite sale of cattle organised by Taaffe Auctions.
Plenty there to keep dairy farmers occupied, and organisers have made a special effort to make it a family event, with flower arranging and cookery demonstrations, and a children’s’ section with bouncy castles, face painting and a pets corner….
A “Spooktacular” Halloween Fancy Dress will be held on Friday 30th October at The Wallis Arms Hotel in Millstreet, with all proceeds raised going to the Cystic Fibrosis Association of Ireland (CFAI).
Organised by Aubane Social Club and The Wallis Arms, this annual charity event promises to be a fun filled night with music by The Celts at 9pm followed by Mad Dave DJ, a delicious barbecue with O’Leary Family Butchers, a super raffle and of course prizes for the “Best Costumes”.
Guests will be able to bid of fantastic items such as signed Munster and Ireland Rugby Jerseys, a Laptop worth €2,000, two weeks in an apartment in Portugal, Spa Treatments at The Brehon and much more in the Charity Auction, with proceeds going directly towards Cystic Fibrosis (CF) facilities in Cork University Hospital.
The Millstreet pipe band can be heard and seen playing at the start of this video
The 27th National Dairy Show will take place on Saturday October 17th 2009, in the Green Glens Arena. Full information can be found on the Irish Holstein Friesian Society website.
Update 8/oct/2009: An article in the Irish Examiner this morning has an article on the how the cows are jostling for position in the “beauty” contest … in order to claim the title of “Miss Ireland of Milk Production”. The article is show below:
In yesterdays Irish Times, there was an article about the Eubank v Collins boxing match in 1994. For anyone that was there, it was probably the best night in the Green Glens in the last 20 years.
TOM HUMPHRIES watched as Chris Eubank arrived on a Harley Davidson but left Millstreet on a tumbril
CLAP CLAP Clap clap clap. Clap clap clap clap. STEVO!
The corrugated roofing of the byre in Millstreet echoed with the rolling thunder which hailed the new super middleweight champion of the world. Mr Steve Collins from Annamoe Terrace in Cabra. All hail.
Millstreet on Saturday night. Seldom can the exotic Chris Eubank from Brighton in England have tasted a stranger or more alien environment.
Travelling with his customary blaze of pomp and circumstance to a small, rural Irish town which reeked of burgers and frying onions; through the homely mess of buildings that is the Millstreet complex, past the rows of thoroughbred horses blinking inscrutably over their half doors, and into the arena where an 8,000 crowd, frenzied with excitement is passing a demented Mexican wave around the place.
Read the full article here on the Irish Times.
Simon Coveney TD, Fine Gael Spokesperson on Communications, Energy and Natural Resources, officially opened the Coomacheo and Curragh Wind Farms at Curragh Mountain, situated between Ballyvourney and Millstreet, Co. Cork on Friday (04/09/09)
The official opening marks the commission by Airtricity of the 18-turbine Coomacheo Wind Farm, and the completion of its 8-turbine Curragh Wind Farm extension.
(A special thanks to Dan Casey, Carrigacooleen)
Lots more photos from the cycling below, (just click on the small pictures to see bigger ones)
Millstreet Debs 2009 took place on 25th August 2009. A full report on this occasion later, pictures are by Elaine Kelleher. A special mention to Ava and Clodagh two little girls who dressed up for the occasion.
fron the Corkman:
Millstreet Community School pupils replaced school uniforms with glittering ball gowns and dapper tuxedos for their debs ball.
The Millstreet school pupils and friends were out in force at their hosting in the Vienna Woods Hotel, Glanmire.
A distinct air of glamour surrounded the event as beautiful young ladies accompanied by handsome young men had a night to remember as they dined in style and danced to the beat on their big social event of the year.
Pictures from the Kiskeam and Millstreet participated Great Walk along the mountain top from Killarney to Kenmare in aid of Jerry Pat O’Leary’s Haven Project. More about the project on an earlier report http://www.millstreet.ie/blog/2009/08/22/millstreet-butcher-heading-to-haiti-on-aid-trip/
(pictures by Geraldine Dennehy)
Here’s a look back at the wonderful European Juggling Convention 2006 which was held in the Green Glens in Millstreet. These are newly uploaded videos on youtube
[read more …] “Juggling Jam”
TAI CHI & CHI KUNG
7 WEEK COURSE OF CLASSES FOR
ADULTS COMMENCING at the Canon
O’ Donovan Centre,
(No experience necessary)
Thursday 10th September: 7.00pm Yoga ………………………7 weeks €85
Thursday 10th September: 8.15pm Tai Chi & Chi Kung….7 weeks €85
(Discounted rate of €150 for anyone wishing to register for both classes)
Please Note: The running of these classes is dependent upon adequate numbers
of participants so advance booking is required.
Places are limited, please book your place before the end of August.
Visit the website below for further details.
CONTACT: Veronica Tangney 087 99 67 615
The Farmers Cup Final: Los Zarcos v Aubane
Saturday 15th August 6:30pm
Friends off the pitch … on the pitch it’s going to be a war!
It was a lovely summer’s afternoon on Friday the 26th of June, 2009 when Connie Buckley from Dooneen married Liz Cotter from Murphy’s Terrace.
Brendan Hickey, Millstreet and Liz Cotter, Ballinagree who were married in Ballinagree, and held their reception in the Blarney Woollen Mills Hotel recently. (pic. Geraldine Dennehy)
Loads of pictures from Ballydaly sports if you follow this link: http://picasaweb.google.com/hoconnor15/BallydalySports#
Cloghoula Pattern Day wa a huge success, the showers earlier in the day died out and everyone enjoyed a warm summer’s afternoon. There’s loads of pictures if you click on the picture above, or if you follow this link: http://picasaweb.google.com/hoconnor15/Cloghoula1#
A summer walk on this past Sunday (10th May 2009) through Drishane Estate serves to remind us of the very historic Centenary Celebrations marking the arrival of the Sisters of the Infant Jesus to Drishane in 1909.
Full details of the Drishane Cemetery commemoration and further events on this Friday night as well as the Centenary Celebration at Green Glens on this forthcoming Saturday (16th May) may be found on www.ijs.ie . The people of Millstreet and beyond extend heartfelt and sincere best wishes to the Drishane Sisters on this very special historic occasion. (Seán Radley for www.millstreet.ie)
St Patricks Day Celebrations in Millstreet 2009.
There’s loads of more photo’s of the day here: http://picasaweb.google.com/hoconnor15/StPatrickSParade?feat=directlink
And there’s another gallery of photo’s by Sean Radley here: http://millstreet.jalbum.net/millstreet/100MSDCF/index.html
Photos from Nemo on Ice that was in Millstreet in April 2009
Welcome to the new look Millstreet Website. We have changed the layout in order to make things a little easier to find. We have also incorporated a search function to locate exaclty what you are looking for immediately.
I was wandering around the internet (as you do) and found a few video’s done by people at the EJC. If you didn’t make it to the juggling, then here’s a flavour of what they were up to. It may look easy, but it’s really very hard!!!
and finally, a really good one!
Wednesday 31st January
Grandparents Day in the Presentation NS, 10am
Some photos of The Chieftains, Brian Kennedy, and The Corrs at the Global Gathering 31 may 1997