Wind Turbine Casualty Evacuation at Coomacheo Wind Farm

This is an interesting video of a training exercise of an evacuation from one of the wind turbines at Coomacheo Wind Farm (which is located in the valley behind Clara / Kippagh mountains [map]). It shows the infrastructure, the equipment used, and some nice scenery also.  continue reading the full article “Wind Turbine Casualty Evacuation at Coomacheo Wind Farm”

Cinema: Strange Occurrences in a Small Irish Village

Briery Gap will screen ‘Strange Occurrences in a Small Irish Village’ this Wednesday 7th September at 8:30pm.

This film is based on the story and people of Knock and explores the big question of faith in a small Irish village.

Admission €5, fáilte roimh cách.
T: 026 41917 | brierygap.ie | E: <email>

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Millstreet International Horse Trials 2016

Take a look at the Millstreet 2016 Cross Country course from the air! Horses and Riders are coming from all over the world, including much of Europe, and America.
Friday 26th and Saturday 27th August. Timetables below.


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Cinema: “Mick”

This local documentary by LTV & The Michael Collins Centre traces the life of Michael Collins, from his birth near Clonakilty in 1890, through his school days at Lisavaird and Clonakilty national schools. It follows his time working in London, his role in the 1916 rebellion and Collins coming to the fore as one of the most important Irish leader of The War of Independence. Events in Dublin and West Cork during that war are highlighted as is the division over the treaty. The Civil War and “The Big Fella’s” death in Beal na Blath in 1922 are explored. The film uses dramatic sketches and interviews with relatives of the people involved to tell the story of this extraordinary period of Irish history. We have a look at the Michael Collins monuments around the country, including the unveiling of the continue reading the full article “Cinema: “Mick””

The Forgotten Maggies Official Documentary

Steven O’Riordan has published his 2009 documentary “The Forgotten Maggies” online: “Directed and Produced by Steven O’Riordan with Ger Boland co-producing, The forgotten Maggies focuses on the human rights aspect surrounding the Magdalene Laundries, including testimonies from women and an exploration of the High Park exhumation where 155 Magdalene women were exhumed in 1993” … [see more]

Organisers of Carriganima St Patricks Day Parade want to say Thanks to Everyone who made it a Great Success

Sean and Matt of The Pub in Carriganima wish to thank Everyone who Supported and Helped in anyway with the St Patricks Day Parade held in Carriganima on Sunday, in Particular they would like to thank all the People who participated in the Parade with Floats, Vehicles Etc, to John Paul O`Shea Mayor of Cork County for being the Grand Marshal for the Day, the Cullen Pipe Band for Leading the Parade, An Garda Siochana for there help, to the huge turnout of people that came to watch thanks for supporting the event, and finally to anyone we may have forgotten to mention here who might have helped out in any way, we thank you very much, the Event was an outstanding Success which was also helped by superb Sunshine on the Day, we look forward to seeing ye all again for the 2017 Parade.

We share the first three images of a truly wonderful St. Patrick's Parade held on Sunday, 20th March 2016 in the very welcoming Carriganima blessed with glorious sunshine. Great credit is due to Seán Murphy and his Coordinating Team for such a very successful annual event. Grand Marshal of the Parade was Cllr. John Paul O'Shea, Mayor of Cork County. Lots more pictures to follow later. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)
Thanks to Sean Radley for the Photo

Cinema: Macroom Town & Countryside 1993 by LTV

We at Briery Gap Cinema are delighted to announce that we will be screening the LTV production ‘Macroom Town and Countryside’ from 1993. Presented by Barry O’ Brien this film explores Macroom Town and it hinterland and is based on interviews with local people. Many interesting topics such as history, crafts and times gone by are discussed. The film was recorded by Dan Joe Kelleher and is 1 hr 55 mins in length.

LTV1 and LTV2, based in Macroom and Millstreet, are much-loved local services that celebrate their respective areas. LTV began broadcasting just over 30 years ago, and with a hardworking team of volunteers the channels produce local uplifting shows which are thoroughly enjoyed and cherished.

“Macroom Town & Countryside 1993 by LTV” will be shown on 18th of January at 8:30pm in the Briery Gap. Admission is €5. [further details]

Cinema: Older Than Ireland

Older Than Ireland is a landmark feature documentary that explores what it means to have lived one hundred years in Ireland, as seen through the eyes of its oldest citizens. Featuring thirty men and women, this remarkable group of centenarians, all born before 1916. These centenarians are our living history and it is through their wit, wisdom and philosophy that the film explores the more universal themes of life. From youth to true love, from loss to regrets, from the meaning of life to the existence of a life hereafter — the centenarians have an opinion on it all. Cert PG – Admission €5.

7th December at 8:30pm at the Briery Gap.

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

Remembering Legendary Film Star, Maureen O’Hara & Her Connection with Millstreet Including Her Admiration for Turbrid Holy Well

0025-Maureen-OHara-20110092-Maureen-OHara-20111-150x150The interview we recorded in 2011 features on LTV2 Programme 211.  Hugely popular Film Star, the Legendary Maureen O’Hara holds a framed picture of Turbrid Holy Well with which she was presented by Seán Radley, Ita & William Fitzgerald following a fascinating brief interview with LTV2 at Glengarriff Golf Club on Sunday night, 26th June 2011.  We referred very especially to Maureen’s starring role in “The Quiet Man” with John Wayne in 1951. We believe that Maureen once visited a pharmacy in Millstreet as she was en route most likely to Killarney. Click on the image to enlarge.  (S.R.)

We extend our sincere sympathy to the Family of the late great Maureen O’Hara who has gone to her Eternal Reward at the age of 95.  She died peacefully in the presence of her Family in America and it’s reported that the music of “The Quiet Man” played gently in the background.  Ar dheis Dé go raibh a hanam uasal. Here we recall our meeting with the wonderfully friendly Maureen in 2011.

Interview Featured on LTV2 Prog. 211 – Legendary Film Star, Maureen O’Hara Wonderfully Impressed by Tubrid Holy Well – Special Brief Interview with LTV2 Millstreet at Glengarriff Golf Club

Thanks to the dedicated efforts of William & Ita Fitzgerald and the very significant assistance of Glengarriff Golf Club General Manager, Des Keaveney together with the much appreciated help of Maureen’s personal assistant, Caroline – LTV2 was indeed remarkably privileged to be allowed a brief interview with the iconic film star legend, Maureen O’Hara.   Maureen who is such a truly magnificent role model for her countless fans and continue reading the full article “Remembering Legendary Film Star, Maureen O’Hara & Her Connection with Millstreet Including Her Admiration for Turbrid Holy Well”

Video: Kilcorney Entry to Eir Broadband Competition

Tadhg Curtin has made a video for a competition Kilcorney has entered. The competition is brought to us by Open Eir. The prize is €250,000 which is allocated to bringing in fibre optic broadband to the area. It would be really great if you could share and like the video, the competition is encouraging community spirit.

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Eurovision ’93: Back Stage Reaction to the Win

RTÉ reporter Tom MacSweeney was back-stage to capture the reaction and spoke to Liam Miller, Executive Producer of Eurovision 93 (who had lots of nice words for the Millstreet community), the previous year’s winner Linda Martin, Pat Kenny, and the winner, Niamh Kavanagh:

If you can’t see the video, you can probably still see it on RTÉ.ie
Ireland are in the second semi-final of the Eurovision Song Contest tonight. RTÉ2 8pm to 10pm … best of luck to Molly Stirling
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Love Will Tear Us Apart

Love Will Tear Us Apart is a project from the heart for Irish artists JD Kelleher (from Minor Row, Millstreet) and Peter M Smith. Ahead of the referendum on Marriage Equality in Ireland on May 22, 2015, it is an attempt to raise awareness of the need for a positive vote for Freedom, a Yes to Equality for all Irish people.

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LTV2 Millstreet Programme 256 Now Online

LTV2 Millstreet Programme 256 Now Online

On this weeks Programme we feature The Jamie Wall Fundraiser Event held out in Cullen on Easter Monday, we take a look at the big wide load which was a Transformer that went through Carriganima recently to connect Windmills to the National Grid network, this Giant Transformer was being transported to the Substation located in Cahirdowney for to be fitted, also we go to the Wallis Arms Hotel in Millstreet to catch up with Paddy O`Brien and his Band.

Happy Viewing

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In this House of Brede

In December 1974 there was an air of excitement in Millstreet as filming for part of the movie “In this House of Brede” took place at Drishane Castle. Adapted by James Costigan from the best-selling novel by Rumer Godden, In This House of Brede stars Diana Rigg (of the Avengers fame) as a widowed, fortyish business executive in search of a more meaningful life. She turns her back on the world of commerce and capitalism to enter a strict order of Benedictine nuns at Brede Abbey. Here, the peace of mind that Rigg seeks remains elusive, especially when her fidelity to her vows is questioned by the younger novices. Filmed on location at genuine convents in London and Ireland, In This House of Brede premiered February 27, 1975.

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Hollymount NS awarded at FÍS Film Project Awards

2014-11-06 Hollymount NS awarded at FÍS AwardsHollymount NS was delighted to take part in this year’s Fís Film project.
What is the FÍS Film Project? FÍS is a successful film project currently thriving in primary schools across Ireland. The initiative encourages children to explore the medium of film in the primary classroom developing essential skills in moving-image literacy, communication, teamwork, visual arts and even numeracy … oh yes, and it’s also lots of fun! (http://www.fisfilmproject.ie/ 5th Nov 2014).

The Junior Room developed and created a film entitled ‘The Fairytale of Hollymount NS’, based on a tale about Snow White who decided to send her dwarfs and the three little pigs to see the ‘best school in Ireland!’ Every child in the class took part in the piece. The final project was submitted to Tralee Education Centre. The film was screened in Siamsa Tíre as part of Kerry Film Festival and Hollymount NS was presented with a plaque in recognition of the project.

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On top of Mushera with a GoPro

Last week we had a video of a drone over Mushera, now there’s a video of someone with a GoPro video camera on top of Mushera. The video starts looking down at the gates of the Country Park, then turns around and up to the mound of stones at the very top which in older days held a wooden cross. then down to the cross overlooking balllinagree, down to the other St.John’s Well (there’s 3 wells on Mushera) and on…