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.

[read more …] “Junior Spider”

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”