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A visit from Santa  14 December · 18:00 – 21:00

Come along and meet Santa, he’ll be sitting by the fire in the Tea Room, waiting to hear what your little ones would like for Christmas!

No fee. No Toys. Just Santa & Christmas Magic!

Hot Drinks & Cake available.

For the grown ups 20% off all Chritsmas Stock in the Tea Room (excluding 3rd party crafts) and some mulled wine……

Millstreet Christmas Market

Hi Everyone,

The Christmas Market is on this weekend. We have 27 stands with a huge variety of arts, crafts, fashion, photography, home wear, plants and centre pieces, cards and a million other things I can’t name.  The hall has been decorated festively and we will have a tea room to contemplate your purchases.
We would really appreciate it if you could drop in on Friday evening after work (from 4 – 9pm).  The Ladies and Gentlemen involved in organising the concert in Drishane will be there in full costume and we will have mulled wine waiting for you.
While we are not having an official opening it would be great to have lots of support on the first night with the hope that you will spread the word and your friends and relations will pop in over the weekend.
Thank you,
Members of the Christmas Lights Committee
Noirin Twomey, Joseph Lawlor, Catherine Pomeroy, Nicola Mc Mahon

Upcoming Events in Aubane

Santa on his visit to Aubane in 2006. He's coming again on December 12th

There is a busy social schedule in Aubane from now until the Christmas period with singing, dancing, cards, parties and even a visit by the great man Santa himself! The full schedule is below:

DancingSet dancing continues every Monday night at 9.30pm in Aubane Community Centre.  All the best Polka sets and Hornpipes are promised in these lively sessions and all are welcome to come along and join in. Just to note dancing will continue all through the Christmas period weather permitting, so it is an excellent opportunity to burn off a few mince pies!

Cards – Fun Card Play takes place every Thursday night at 8.30pm in Aubane Community Centre. All are welcome from novice to expert to partake and have some fun.

Santa Claus will be visiting Aubane Community Centre on Sunday 12th December between 2 – 4pm. He will be arriving in a fire engine as flying conditions are predicted to be poor, so Rudolf and all the [read more …] “Upcoming Events in Aubane”

A Night at the Castle – update

The organisers of the concert ‘A Night at the Castle’ in Drishane on Friday December 3rd have contacted us to say that “It seems that some people are waiting for the release of a concert for the Sunday afternoon – like last year.  There will NOT be a Sunday Concert and please buy your tickets before they are sold out !

The concert is in support of Children’s projects. Tickets are available at :

  • O’Leary’s Family Butchers,
  • Justyna’s Polish Shop Millstreet,
  • Green Glens Arena 029 70800, or
  • if you cannot pick up tickets beforehand, send an email to <email: Green Glens> and they will help you out.

Full details are available in the previous posts:

Marina sings for Children in the Chapel of the Little Flower

Harpist and singer Marina Cassidy will launch the 2010 Festive Season as part of a full line up of performers in a special benefit evening for children to take place in the recently restored Drishane Castle Chapel, Millstreet on 8 pm Friday December 3rd next.

Called “ A Night at the Castle” – 2009 was the inaugural year of this Concert which was an outstanding success.
Well known Flautist Miriam O’ Sullivan and Accompanist Declan Walsh will complement Marina to make this a truly memorable evening of music and song, in the beautiful setting of the Chapel of the Little Flower.

Also performing on the evening are:

  • Millstreet Church Choir,
  • St Augustinian’s Church Polish Choir,
  • Ms. Louise Bourke Soprano,
  • Drishane Castle African Gospel Choir and many more.

It will be followed by a Mulled Wine Reception in the adjacent assembly hall, all of which is [read more …] “Marina sings for Children in the Chapel of the Little Flower”

Self-Build 2010

The Self-Build Show makes its way to the Green Glens this weekend after what has been a hectic few weeks for Green Glens, after the National Dairy Show, the Owners Pony Show

The show will feature new products and technologies to enable and promote sustainable building practices throughout Ireland. With the price of home heating oil doubling within a year and utility bills rising by double digit percentages, nearly everyone is feeling the effects. But have you considered a house that is so thermally efficient that it does not require a conventional boiler or alternatively using natural sources of energy such as geothermal heating to meet your requirements? Join us at the Self-Build Show in Cork to engage with suppliers and find out all you can about the latest [read more …] “Self-Build 2010”

LTV2 Millstreet Back On Air

LTV2 Millstreet, our community-based, non-commercial local television channel is scheduled to be back on air tonight with a broadcast at 10.00 p.m..   The transmission tonight features a repeat of a programme from our archives and a further repeat of another archival programme will be broadcast at 10.00 p.m. on Thurday, 4th November.   Our first new programme of the season will be transmitted on Thursday, 11th November at 10.00 p.m..   It is hoped that, in time, we may be in a position to feature our weekly transmissions on the internet giving an opportunity to all our loyal website followers to experience LTV2 Millstreet on a regular basis.    (Seán Radley for www.millstreet.ie and LTV2 Millstreet)

Pony Show returns to Green Glens

The Owners Pony and Young Riders Charity Show 2010 is being held at the Green Glens, Millstreet from Friday October 22nd to Sunday 24th. The popularity of this show is legendary, probably due in no small measure to the fact it it caters for all levels and abilities. Admission is free to all, so go along and give your support.

NEW for 2010 are:

Paddy McCarthy 90th Anniversary Commemoration

Volunteer Paddy McCarthy
90th Anniversary Commemoration

Assemble: Clara Road, Millstreet.
Parade up Main Street and return to Mill Lane
MacCurtain/McSwiney RFB In Attendance
2.00pm Sunday 31st Oct.
Speaker: Bandon Sinn Féin Cllr. Rachel McCarthy
Fáilte Roimh Cách / All Welcome

Paddy McCarthy

Paddy McCarthy (8/Feb/1896-22/Nov/1920)

The late Paddy McCarthy was born in Meelin and reared in Freemount, not far from Millstreet. He became an active member of Óglaigh na hÉireann following the 1916 Easter Rising.
On May 8, 1918 he was charged with a gun offence and imprisoned for 18 months.
He was held in Belfast and in Manchester where he managed to escape in October 1919.
He took part in the capture of Mallow Barracks in September [read more …] “Paddy McCarthy 90th Anniversary Commemoration”

Dairy Show 2010

The National Dairy Show is back in the Green Glens next Saturday the 16th. It promises to be a great show with Ireland’s best cows, a large number of trade exhibitors this year, star studded line-up to discuss the topic ‘Dairy Expansion inside and outside the Farm gate’, and lots of activities for all the family including cookery demonstrations, face-painting, bouncing castle, new exotic pets etc. Doors open at 9:30am

Keeping the Show on the Road
At the National Dairy Show, farmers will attend a discussion on how they can expand Irish milk production by 50%, and how the processing industry can cope with the extra supply, in the Irish Examiner Farming Forum. Ireland’s 18,000 or so dairy farmers can be confidently predicted to deliver on target, if the … Read the Full Article

For full details on the Show and all the news visit the National Dairy Show website

[read more …] “Dairy Show 2010”

Apple Day

Apple Day at the Secret Garden
Come and join in the celebrations of all things apple.
Sunday 17 October · 13:00 – 17:00.
A fun afternoon for all the family

-Apple foods to try and buy
-Apple specials in the Tea Room
-Ballyhoura Apple Farm try and buy fresh local grown apple juices.
-John McNamara Nurseryman and expert grafter on hand to give advice on choosing and growing trees.

The Secret Garden

New Season for LTV2 Millstreet


The first new programme to be broadcast by LTV2 Millstreet will be transmitted on Thursday, 11th November 2010 at 10.00 p.m..   It will be preceded by the broadcast of two programmes from our archives on Thursday, 28th Oct. and on Thursday, 4th Nov. so that an opportunity is accorded to all who wish to make any necessary adjustments so as to receive the optimum reception.   Broadcast Co-ordinator, Dan Joe Kelleher indicates that [read more …] “New Season for LTV2 Millstreet”

‘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.

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!”

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”

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 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”

Dripsey Family Fun Day in aid of sick Children

Childrens Leukaemia AssociationHi, 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:

Childrens Leukaemia Unit Mercy Hospital Cork
and
Our Ladys Childrens Hospital Crumlin Dublin

Motor bike run on the day finishing at Rally. Contact Denis Dineen (087)7460807 or (021)7334421