The Irish Farmers Association President John Bryan will visit Millstreet tomorrow night (Thursday 26th January), when he addresses a Duhallow IFA meeting in the Wallis Arms Hotel at 8:30pm. The meeting will discuss current farming issues, the Common Agriculture Policy 2014 negotiations, and land reclamation. All are welcome.
This years Spring Farm Machinery Show has been changed to a two day show. Whilst attendance figures were excellent last year, exhibitors have expressed there thoughts on making it a busy two day show rather than three. With this in mind veteran farm show promoters AJS have changed the dates to the 18th and 19th of January and all stands are truly sold out. All the leading tractor and machinery dealerships in the area have already booked their stands and are looking forward to good kick off for 2012. This show is an ideal opportunity for both farmers and contractors alike to view the latest innovations in the agricultural and associated industries all under one venue.
So if you want to know whats new in the farming industry, whether you are looking for the right equipment for the busy season ahead or just wish to browse and admire the huge range of machinery available then this show welcomes you. The following month [read more …] “Spring Farm Machinery Show 2012”
It wouldn’t be Christmas without our legendary Santa Night! For those of you who have not joined us for this yet, you’ll be delighted to know that we are actually joined by the REAL Santa. No fake-bearded imposters at The Secret Garden! Again, there’s no charge, complimentary mulled wine and a general festive and feel-good evening with more fairy lights than you can shake a stick at.
We shall also have a Christmas Market (undercover) so a chance to buy local crafts including handmade soap, candles and jewellery.
Rathmore’s Marian Players will mark their 25th anniversary early in 2012 with a colourful adaptation of Cinderella. On hand to launch the Players’ 25th anniversary in Teach Iosagáin was Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht Jimmy Deenihan TD. Pictured at the launch are public representatives and IRD Duhallow manager Maura Walsh.
This is becoming an annual event because of the success of previous years. 20+ stands (different each day) There will be a huge selection of unique Christmas gifts and things you just want to keep for yourself. Stand-holders will have an interesting selection handmade and locally produced items for sale including, knitting, paintings, baking, wreaths, computers, jewelery, preserves etc.
For enquirues and further details, send a message to Tricia at: <email>
The Eucharistic Congress Bell which will be in St.Patricks Church, Millstreet this evening for 7:30 mass and remains there until tomorrow morning, is a symbol of the 50th International Eucharistic Congress. The Bell will reflect the invitation to faith, to prayer, to reconciliation and to mission which has always been important in our Christian tradition and is no less so today. The pilgrimage of the bell throughout the Dioceses of Ireland will be a vehicle to:
– Invite people to deepen their communion with Christ and with one another,
We had been waiting for news of upcoming boxing at the Green Glens arena, and this morning’s Examiner confirms the news:
“BIG-TIME boxing returns to the Green Glens Arena in Millstreet on December 10 when Rylane Boxing Club combine with the Garda Boxing Club to stage a show that will be built around the annual visit of the NYPD to box a Garda selection.
Millstreet Community School T.Y. Drama Group will present the hilarious comedy “It runs in the family”, a two act play guaranteed to banish those winter blues! The cast, backroom team and producers Jennifer O’Donoghue and Margaret Buckley have put in a big effort so come out and give your support to the stars of the future (and the present) to what promises to be a great night out. It’s on at the Community School Tuesday to Thursday November 22, 23, 24th starting at 8pm sharp. Tickets €8 and €5 available at 029-70087.
From left: Donagh Murphy, Joanne O’Riordan, Conor Meade, Nadine Spillane, Stephen Crowley, Padraig McCarthy, Mark O’Sullivan, a skeleton, Colm Barrett, Andrew Roche and Haley Whitby. Missing from photo: Kelly Murphy.
Midwest Radio Presenter Supreme, Michael Commins (and Journalist par excellence in the “Farmers Journal”) has been presenting the Annual Michael Commins Country & Western Shows in Galway with phenomenal success. And there is a wonderful opportunity to attend the Monday Show for fans of that ever popular musical genre.
There is a fabulous line-up again this year for the Monday night Show that includes Big Tom McBride, Foster & Allen, Crystal Swing, Matt Keane, John Glenn, Gene Stuart, Sam O’Doherty, P.J. Murrihy, Nan Tom, Matt Cunningham, Jacqui Sharkey, Bernadette Ruddy, Jason Travers, John Kelly, Gerry Walsh and Donncha O’Dúlaing (RTÉ).
A bus leaves Cullen at 4.00 p.m. on this Monday evening (7th November 2011) and arrives in the Square,Millstreet at 4.15 p.m.. Then onwards to the Salthill Hotel in Galway for this truly magnificent Musical Show. Entry is €30.00 and for enquiries regarding the cost of the return bus journey please contact Kealy’s Coaches, Cullen on 087-799 4045.
LTV2 Millstreet will also be recording a number of interviews at this prestigious event. For an absolutely amazing true Country & Western Musical experience with such a galaxy of very famous Stars this is an opportunity which rarely presents itself. (S.R.)
Larry O’Loughlin is a storyteller, author and playwright. He has written thirteen books for children and teenagers. Two of his titles for teenagers, ‘Is Anybody Listening?’ and ‘Breaking The Silence’, were awarded the prestigious International White Raven citation, and he was shortlisted for the Bisto Book Of The Year Award for ‘The Goban Saor’ and ‘Is Anybody Listening?’ His collection of children’s poetry ‘Worms Can’t Fly’, co-authored with his daughter Aislinn O’Loughlin is one of the top selling collections published for children in the last two decades, and his poetry for children has been [read more …] “Meet the Author – Larry O’Loughlin”
Walk in the footsteps of legends as Millstreet’s upcoming Festival traces the route of O’ Sullivan Bere’s epic winter march over 400 years ago from Castletown Bere to Leitrim!
Our ‘A’ Walk between Ballyvourney and Millstreet traces the route over arguably the most rugged and beautiful part of this entire journey.
We earnestly hope to finish the day with less casualties than O’ Sullivan Bere suffered!!
Our ‘B’ & ‘C’ Walks are similarly rewarding with no less a personage than Minister for Tourism and Sport Leo Varadkar stating that our ‘B’ Walk (The Claragh Loop) is his ‘ favourite festival walk of 2011’ .
Our ‘ C’ Walk reflects the historical influence of landlords in Millstreet. Commencing at the Wallis Arms Hotel and taking us past the ruins of the once magnificent Mount Leader Estate to a viewing point on Claragh Mountain overlooking Millstreet and the Blackwater Valley.
Full restaurant facilities are provided by the Wallis Arms Hotel which is Base Camp for the Festival.
Looking forward to you joining us for what is certain to be a memorable walking experience.