Art Exhibition opens

Milllstreet’s Bertie and Bill Buckley are currently hosting an Art and Wood Exhibition showcasing a fascinating display over four days with the public welcome to attend. The pop up gallery is a must on the staging at Pat McCarthy’s former TV Shop, in The Square, Millstreet.
Opening night drew a representative attendance from across Duhallow with a cheese and wine reception greeting patrons. Many of Bertie’s exhibits depicts local landmarks and nature, also featured at the exhibition are wood carvings by Bill Buckley from Lyre.
The event continues on Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 10am to 6pm daily.


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Setting up a Craft Group

Hello all, I’m currently thinking about setting up a craft group that would meet weekly in Millstreet to exchange ideas and techniques and just generally meet like minded people for a couple of hours, a cuppa and do a bit of crafting. I would love to hear from sewers, Quilters, patchworkers, knitter, crossstichers, card makers, jewelry makers and any other crafters who would like to get together. Please respond with any thoughts or ideas. Thanks, Clare. 

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Arriving Into View

Arriving Into View is an art project that invited teenagers living in direct provision centres in Cork City and County to work with the Glucksman and practicing artists over a six week period in Autumn 2017.

Throughout the sessions participants engaged in projects that investigated ideas of personal journey. Teenagers explored the processes and techniques involved in communicating stories and messages to large audiences while working with different mediums and artists.

The project invited 15 teenagers (ages 13-17 years) from direct provision centres in Kinsale Road, Glounthaune, Clonakilty and Drishane Castle to work with practicing artists. This was an opportunity for these teenagers to interact with artistic ideas and mediums and to discover their own creative and imaginative capabilities away from their prohibitive surroundings.

The culmination of the project was last Friday’s tonight’s public display of a large scale mural created by the group in Fitzgerald’s Park as park of Culture Night. It will remain on display until October 8th. [read more …] “Arriving Into View”

Cork Music Station Broadcasting Live Tonight from 8pm at The Country Hall of Fame Show at The Great Northern Hotel Bundoran

Cork Music Station with DJ Willie Fitzgerald are Broadcasting Live Tonight from 8pm at The Country Hall of Fame Show with many top Artists lined up including the Legendary Big Tom, all this is happening at The Great Northern Hotel Bundoran so do tune in for a Night of Great Entertainment.michael commins

Nel – the Brown Rescue Horse

2015-03-26 Mícheál O Muirthile entry into the NY  Equus Film Festival_Mícheál O Muirthile’s painting of Nel the Brown Rescue Horse with Andy and Sue in Kilmeedy Lodge is competing to become the flagship publicity poster for the Equus Film Festival in New York later in the year.

Outside that, the top 12 artist will be featured in the Equus Film Festival Official 2016 Calendar

To help it, they are asking us all to simply ‘like’ the photo on facebook.

The competition is by invite only and all pieces must be have an Equine theme. Micheál’s piece “Nel – The Brown Mare”, which he painted especially for this, was [read more …] “Nel – the Brown Rescue Horse”

National Schools Christmas Picture and Decorating Idea Competition

We had a huge amount of entries for the Christmas Scene and Decorating Idea Competition for children in local National Schools. It was so difficult to pick winners that we had to add some extra prizes. All prize winning entries will be displayed at the Millstreet Christmas Market in the GAA Hall on 6th & 7th December from 12-5pm. The following are the prize winners in each category:

Decorating Ideas – Under 13
1st Rachel Tarrant – Dromagh N.S – Age 12
2nd Eimear O Leary – Pres. N.S. – Age 11
3rd Dylan Kelleher – Cloghoula N.S. – Age 9
4th Edward Ring – Cloghoula N.S. – Age 9
5th Tommy Walsh – Dromagh N.S. – Age 11
Christmas Scene – Under 13
1st Morola – Millstreet Boys N.S. – Age 10
2nd Pola Nowak – Pres. N.S. – Age 10
3rd Niamh Dineen – Dromagh N.S. – Age 11
4th Holly Sheehan – Pres. – Age 9
5th Luke O Donoghue – Boys N.S. – Age 12
6th Lola O Flynn – Dernagree N.S. – Age 9
Christmas Scene – Under 8
1st Steven Lyons – Millstreet Boys N.S. – Age 8
2nd Madison Gallahue Murphy – Derinagree N.S. – Age 8
3rd Michael Brak – Millstreet Boys N.S. – Age 8
4th Niamh O Keeffe – Dernagree N.S. – Age 7
5th Embie – Millstreet Girls N.S. – Senior Infants

Millstreet Library Summer Arts Workshop 2014

"Birds and Bird Houses" has been this year's theme for the hugely popular Millstreet Library Summer Arts Workshop presented by Artist, Amanda Wright (on left) and coordinated by Librarian, Breda O'Leary.   Here we view the wonderfully talented children with some of their beautiful artistic creations on Wednesday, 23rd July 2014.  Click on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.)
“Birds and Bird Houses” has been this year’s theme for the hugely popular Millstreet Library Summer Arts Workshop presented by Artist, Amanda Wright (on left) and coordinated by Librarian, Breda O’Leary (standing on right). Here we view the wonderfully talented children with some of their beautiful artistic creations on Wednesday, 23rd July 2014. Click on the images to enlarge.   (S.R.)

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Eoin wins Junior Student of the Year

2014-05-31 Eoin McCaul (right) Montfort  College of Performing Arts Junior Student of the Year 2014Congratulations to Eoin McCaul (grandson to the well known Aidan McCaul), who was awarded Junior Student of the Year at the Montfort College of Performing Arts recently at their end of year show in the Opera House recently. Eoin is pictured (right) with the senior winner Emily Compton.

There are some more photos on the Montfort College website

Montfort College has been the leading performing arts college in Cork city and county for the past 50 years – read more on the college

MexiCork – Oweena Fogarty

Oweena FogartyThis June & July, the Vision Centre in Cork hosts a one-off special exhibition titled ‘MexiCork’ which brings together the works of seven internationally renowned artists from Mexico, Poland and Ireland. Curated by the Vision Centre Director John X Miller, MexiCork features a series of diverse works across the visual media spectrum.

One of the artists is Oweena Fogarty, an American photographer living in Mexico, and whose ancestors include a James O’Mahony, who emigrated with his family from Millstreet in 1926.

Read more about the MexiCork Exhibition on the Cork Vision Centre website. [read more …] “MexiCork – Oweena Fogarty”

Millstreet Summer Arts Workshop

With local Artist supreme, Amanda Wright coordinating "The Very Hungry Caterpillar" painting/collage workshop at Millstreet Library lots of enthusiastic children have been attending the weekly workshops.   Here we note just some of the many young artists at work on the project this Wednesday evening.   Librarian, Breda O'Leary arranges a wide range of very interesting activities in the Library throughout the year.  (S.R.)
With local Artist supreme, Amanda Wright coordinating “The Very Hungry Caterpillar” painting/collage workshop at Millstreet Library lots of enthusiastic children have been attending the weekly workshops. Here we note just some of the many young Artists at work on the project this Wednesday evening.  Librarian, Breda O’Leary organises a wide range of very interesting activities in the Library throughout the year.  Click on image to enlarge.  (S.R.)

Traditional Craft & Blacksmithing Fair 2013 at Millstreet Country Park

It was a truly wonderful family day for the many who attended the superbly interesting Traditional Craft & Blacksmithing Fair at MCP on Sunday, 5th May 2013.  Included here in our cover pictures on the feature is Craftsman supreme J.J. Bohan from West Cork who very kindly created the most attractive LTV2 ironcraftwork since last year's event at MCP.  (S.R.)
It was a truly wonderful family day for the many who attended the superbly interesting Traditional Craft & Blacksmithing Fair at MCP on Sunday, 5th May 2013. Included here in our cover pictures on the feature is Craftsman supreme J.J. Bohan from West Cork who very kindly created the most attractive LTV2 ironcraftwork since last year’s event at MCP.   Click on images to enlarge.   (S.R.)

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Here we share a selection of images from the most enjoyable event at  [read more …] “Traditional Craft & Blacksmithing Fair 2013 at Millstreet Country Park”

Creative Picture Merging by John O’Riordan

The Square, Millstreet creatively merged by John O’Riordan, Church Street, Millstreet.    As an expert in computer technology John has so very wonderfully blended a 1910 William Lawrence Print of The Square and Main Street with a 2012 view of the same scene.   What a clever result!  He has also created a similar effect below with the 1910 and 2012 views of the Square, Millstreet.   A million thanks, John, for sharing such interesting and superbly creative images.   (S.R.)

Artist Blacksmith Supreme J.J. Bohan Works on LTV2 Sign Superbly Designed by John Cashman at Millstreet Country Park

J.J. Bohan, Artist Blacksmith supreme working on the LTV2 sign in Millstreet Country Park this morning (27th Oct.) having been designed by John Cashman.   Seán Murphy and I recorded the work in progress.   The completed iron sign which will take many, many hours to make will become a permanent fixture in our LTV2 Studio.   If we added the Millstreet name to the sign it would indeed take much longer to complete.   We are truly grateful to both J.J. who comes from near Schull in West Cork and to John for so generously fulfilling a promise made during the superb Blacksmith Festival at MCP on the May Bank Holiday 2012.   (S.R.)

Artist Supreme, Elaine Cronin Features in “The Sunday Times”

Artist supreme, Elaine Cronin recently featured in an uplifting article on the highly prestigious “Sunday Times” (11/03/2012). Elaine is daughter of Breeda and the late John Cronin, Priest Cross, Millstreet and is a past pupil of Presentation N.S., Millstreet (where as a young pupil she won a very significant prize for her artistic picture which is still on display in the School) and also of Millstreet Community School.   Sincere congratulations to Elaine.   (S.R.)

Junior Spider

About the AwardsEircom today announced details of the shortlist for the 2010 eircom Junior Spider Awards. Amongst the nominees is Kieran Fraser who attends  Millstreet Community School. He has been nominated in the Best Web Design Category.

The awards, which were established last year, recognise and reward students for the successful and innovative ways in which they use the Internet in their daily lives. All winners will be announced at the event in the Helix on the 17th December.

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Senator Dan Boyle Opens Millstreet Art & Poetry Event

Kathy O’Connor of Le Chéile Millstreet welcomes Senator Dan Boyle who had just arrived at O’Driscoll’s Shop, The Square, Millstreet where he officially opened the Art Exhibition and Poetry Reading event on Thursday, 14th Oct. 2010.  (Seán)

There was a wonderfully enthusiastic gathering of people present for Thursday’s official launching of “Silent Voices” (a collection of poems written by asylum seekers living in Drishane) and “Speaking Faces” (Paintings by Kordula Packard – based in Sherkin Island).   It took place at the premises of O’Driscoll Travel in the Square, Millstreet.   Among the speakers were [read more …] “Senator Dan Boyle Opens Millstreet Art & Poetry Event”