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”