Dromtariffe Parish Hall events

Dromtariffe Parish Hall offer Set Dancing classes for adults every Wednesday night from 8.pm to 9.30pm everyone very welcome to join the fun.

Dromtariffe Parish Hall Halloween Kids Disco will be held on 31st October from 5.00pm to 7.30pm all primary school kids and younger very welcome, DJ Billy o Mahony. Admission Kids €5, Adults €1 Draw with door ticket. Refreshments avaiable during Disco. Kids/Adults are encouraged to Dress up for the Halloween Spirit. Tickets at door.

Dromtariffe Parish Hall – The following sports are available Squash, Badminton,Basketball,indoor soccer, indoor training facility. Also Keep fit with Aerobics/Body Toning classes on every Tuesday 7.30pm. Yoga Classes are planned to start soon. Contact John at 087-6298542.

In Search of Musical Instruments

Is there a dusty old musical instrument hiding in your attic?

If so, (and because new instruments can be expensive for beginners,) Millstreet Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann would appreciate donations, but are willing to purchase, lend or do whatever it takes, in order to help children make a start into the world of music. Instruments in any condition would be considered, and your help would be greatly appreciated.

Contact James on 087-2596564 if you think you have such an instrument.

‘Hen Party’ at the Secret Garden

Curious about chickens? This Sunday, 10th October, come along to The Secret Garden in Newmarket between 2 – 5pm to meet Margaret McGuire of Mobile Pet Shop. She’ll be on hand to answer any questions on choosing, feeding and general care of hens. She’ll have a range of organic and GM free feeds, as well as other pet accessories, to buy on the day. Come along and meet her friendly hens! For more information call 029-60084. This event is free.

Eurovision Memories Recalled

Marking the 10th anniversary of the Millstreet Eurovision a very impressive Street Display Unit was put in place at West End, Millstreet in 2003. Lots of Eurovision memories will be evoked on this forthcoming Thursday and Friday when a prestigious Australian Television Crew will be filming in the area. Winner of Eurovision 1993, Niamh Kavanagh, will visit Millstreet on Friday, 10th September to participate in this highly significant Documentary which deals with the History of Europe from the First Eurovision Song Contest in 1956 and onwards to 2010. (Seán)

National Heritage Week is HERE!

National Heritage Week runs from Saturday 21st August to Sunday 29th August 2010 inclusive.

Millstreet Country Park has a lot to offer for National Heritage Week with a full programme of events taking place daily. Tours, lectures, guided walks and exhibitions will focus on the estates history, its outdoor life, heritage and culture.

Our resident pianist will perform both Sunday 22nd and Sunday 29th in the Visitor Centre from 2pm – 5pm.  For further information on our events or events scheduled throughout the country please log onto www.heritageweek.ie or callsave 1850 200 878.

‘GET INTO IT. YOU’LL GET A LOT OUT OF IT’

Mont des Arts (Millstreet 2009) First Anniversary

Among the activities taking place Sunday 29th August 2010 is the celebration of the Official one year Opening of the Mont des Arts (Millstreet 2009). This celebration will [read more …] “National Heritage Week is HERE!”

Artisan Food & Craft Market

Artisan Food & Craft Market

The Square, Millstreet
Saturday 14th August

(During Millstreet Show Week)
10am – 4pm

Market produce available:
Home grown Vegetables, Homemade Jams, Free Range Eggs, Home Baking, Cup Cakes, Gluten & Wheat free Baking, Cakes & tasty treats, Artisan Coffees, Sweet & Savoury Crepes, Hot Food Stands, Freshly Baked wood-fired oven Pizzas, Herbal teas and infusions, Fresh fish, Hand Made chocolate, Pesto, Gourmet cooking sauces, soups, wide selection of cheeses, jewellery, wicker baskets, log baskets, wood carvings, kitchen utensils, plants, hand made soaps and lots more…

Enjoy the live music and the atmosphere! Browse through the various stands.

Click on the flier on the left to see it full size

Vintage Run in aid of Cork Alzheimer’s Society

Blarney Vintage Club hosting “The Chris Pardoe Memorial Vintage Run” will again be stopping at Millstreet Country Park after a scenic driving route from The Sunset Ridge Cork this coming Sunday 18th July 2010.

An impressive collection of beautiful classic and vintage cars will be on display from 1.30pm – 3.30pm. Live music and entertainment by John White in Visitor Centre.

Millstreet Country Park was last weekend at the Mallow Home and Garden Festival at Cork Racecourse Mallow.

Congratulations to our 5 daily prize winners over the three day event and reminder to all guests who visited our stand that 50% admission discounts are valid until and including Sunday 11th July 2010.

[read more …] “Vintage Run in aid of Cork Alzheimer’s Society”

The Secret Garden – July Events

from the Secret Garden

What an amazing summer so far, almost makes up for the winter! We hope that you are making the most of your garden and enjoying the fruits of your labour.   Although this is a quiet time in the garden, remember to water, weed & feed. Keep deadheading roses and annuals to keep plants flowering for longer. This is also a good time to sow vegetable seeds for quick croping plants (beetroot, radish, salads, scallions,carrots, french beans) as well as winter-hardy crops such as kale, cabbage and winter lettuce.   We have three events coming up in July:

1)  Bee Day –  In association with The Duhallow Beekeepers Group   Come along to find out all you need to know about keeping bees. Practical demonstrations, advice and a chance to quiz the experts on all things Bee!

Local honey for sale.   Specials served in the Troom, including Cream Tea.

“if the bee disappeared off the surface of the globe, then man would have only four years of life left. No more bees, no more pollination, no more plants, no more animals, no more man.” Albert Einstein [read more …] “The Secret Garden – July Events”

Lost Camera


A Fujifilm S5600 Camera in a black leather camera case was lost in Millstreet around June 17th, somewhere between the Playground in the Town Park and Tanyard Wood. Contains rechargable AA batteries and 1Gb memory, but more important are the photos. If you know where it is, please contact 086-3560505.

The camera was returned thanks to one of our Polish residents.

Millstreet Recycling Centre

Millstreet Recycling Centre

Please Note: These opening hours have been shortened in 2015

Opening Hours: Sunday/Monday: closed.  Tues/Weds/Thurs: 09:00-16:30. Fri: 09:00-15:30 Sat: 09:00-14:30

Tel (029-30971) Fax (029-30966)

Domestic Waste is now accepted at this Civic Amenity Site. Also, Household Waste (black bag), Carpets, Mattress, 3 piece Suites.

Materials Accepted For Recycling

Electric & Electronic Waste (fridges, freezers, cookers, TV, washing machines, florescent tubes, light bulbs, mobile phones)
Batteries & Car Batteries
Flat Glass
Glass Bottles [read more …] “Millstreet Recycling Centre”

Fathers day at Millstreet Country Park and Restaurant

Hi all,

Father’s Day is virtually upon us and, if this takes you by surprise or you had forgotten the exact date then Millstreet Country Park is here to tell you that Sunday 20th June is the one to remember.

Father’s and Grandfather’s sadly usually end up with generic gifts for Father’s Day from their loved ones, simply because of the lack of real options for Father’s Day gifts. Dads can be tough to buy for, and depending on their interests, there may be no obvious choice.  So how about something more thoughtful than a tie for Dear Old Dad this year?

Fancy doing something different? Then why not take your Dad outside this year? Why not visit Millstreet Country Park and plan a number of Father’s Day activities and make this special day an enjoyable and memorable event for him and for the whole family.

[read more …] “Fathers day at Millstreet Country Park and Restaurant”