Free circus workshops are available from the 21st July to the 25th July in Millstreet Community GAA hall, with all ages welcome. These workshops are hosted outside of the festival site and so do not require a festival pass. There are two sessions each day that run for 1.5 hours each.
Toddler Circus: Monday & Tuesday from 10am to 11:30am. Playing games, singing songs, experiencing balance and exploring movement. For ages 6 months to 3 years with an adult
Circus Game Fare: Monday & Tuesday from 11:30am to 1pm. Play circus and clown games based on cooperation, strategy and overall silliness. For ages 10 to 77 years!
Family Circus: Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 10am to 11:30am. It’s a time and space to get the whole family together involved in play. For ages 6 months to 77 years, with at least one adult
Youth Circus: Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 11:30am to 1pm. Walk the tight-wire, Balance plates, Spin diabolo, Learn hulahoop, Tumble and Laugh. For ages 8 to 14 years
What superb colour and happiness is so much part of this week-long event in Millstreet. The C2 Security personnel are most helpful as of course are the many utterly dedicated Irish Committee of EJC2014 – We’re especially in contact with Lee, Ultan, Gary, Declan, Catherine and of course Concertino. Let’s now enjoy some further 80 images from [read more …] “The Magic of EJC2014 – Sunday 20th July”
Fr. Paddy O’Byrne, West End has just been in touch with us in relation to an article that John D. Neenan has read in New York’s “Irish Post” newspaper. The article refers to the excellent “scoop” feature which Michael Cashman of our website team shared some weeks ago when he gave the impression that the two famous American people who were on honeymoon in Ireland had arrived in Millstreet Town Park and were on the way to trace their Aunagloor roots at Millstreet Museum! (click the photo above to see the article) The couple did in fact visit Ireland but unfortunately there was no sign of them in Millstreet … except in Michael’s hugely popular photoshopping expertise giving the real impression that they had landed in Millstreet a few weeks ago! Thank you, Fr. Paddy and John D. for alerting us to such an uplifting and truly prestigious mention of the Millstreet website in the “Irish Echo”. And well done to Michael for such creative wit. One never knows who could be visiting www.millstreet.ie ! (S.R.)
Newmarket and District Agricultural Show takes place in the Green Glens Arena, Millstreet on Sunday 13th July.
Fun for all the family with horses, ponies, cattle and dog show. For the children there’s unlimited children’s amusements for €5. We also have a vintage display, tog-o-war, donkey derby and Macra Na Feirme competitions. Entry only €5 for adults and children are free.
More details and photos from last year on the show’s FB page
JOB VACANCIES – The Rathmore Social Action Group has a number of CE scheme vacancies including Bus Driver with St Joseph’s Day Care Centre (Car license only needed), Care Assistant x 2 with St Joseph’s Day Care Centre, Caretaker with Rathmore GAA, Danu Childcare Workers x 2. Please note to qualify for these positions individuals must be in receipt of a social welfare payment for a consecutive 12 months or more. Garda Vetting will apply. Contact Donal on 087-2875821 web: sag.ie
Tom Roche (pictured above) travelled to Millstreet from Tullamore, Co. Offaly on Friday, 4th July to photograph Joanne O’Riordan at Joanne’s Grove in Millstreet Town Park for the “Hug a Tree” Project 2014. As you note from our feature it was quite a rainy morning but Tom captured great images and Joanne’s mother, Anne, provided weather cover for the ever-witty and cheerful Joanne. Later we shall have lots more information on this wonderfully creative annual project and will link to Tom’s website. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)
And here we recall the original planting of Joanne’s tree in 1997 at the superb instigation of Principal of Scoil Mhuire, Millstreet BNS – Jim Bradley who stated words which Anne so clearly remembers to this day “As we observe the blossoming of this tree, so also we shall witness the blossoming of Joanne.” And how very true this is now seventeen years later. We thank Jim for permitting us to include three 1997 pictures from our Museum Pictorial Archive of the special event.
The weekly Seisiún continues at Bruach Na Carraige Rockchapel each Tuesday night at 9pm. On Saturday night the 12th of July there will be a special rambling house Session with local performers being joined by performers from Wicklow, Kildare, Carlow, and Wexford. All musicians, singers and listeners welcome. A mighty night assured. We thank Jack Roche for this notice.(S.R.)