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!”
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 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)
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”
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 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”
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.
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.
Milking the Cow at Drishane Garden Féte 2010. At least this one doesn’t kick you back … but you’d have to laugh with them!
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.
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.
Thanks to all at Air Take Photography for these great aerial shots 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”
Hi, just to let you know there is a Family Fun Day Fundraiser in Dripsey Sunday 9th of May. Lee Valley Vintage Rally and Auto Jumble at Kilblafer Dripsey. All proceeds raised in aid of:
Motor bike run on the day finishing at Rally. Contact Denis Dineen (087)7460807 or (021)7334421
The 2010 Killarney International Rally of the Lakes is on in a few weeks (April 30th to May 2nd). On the Saturday there will be three stages in and around Millstreet, with a centralised service in Millstreet too.
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.
Originally published on: Apr 15, 2010 @ 12:47
CSR Cadbury’s Rathmore
2010 Pub Quiz
in aid of the Cullen and District Special Needs Association,
Fairfield Tavern, (Doyle’s Bar),
Fri.23rd, April at 9.30pm sharp
€40 per team of 4, €10 per person.
Also Monster Card Game
Cullen Community Centre on Monday May 3rd.
Everyone welcome! Great prizes to be won on the night.
Food and refreshments provided.