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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EJC2014 Visitors Hugely Impressed by Drishane on Wednesday Tour

Our Wednesday Walking  Tour included a brief visit to the Drishane Estate where superb preparations for the European Pony Championship are taking place.  The wonderfully talented participants on the tour were most impressed.  Lots more images of Wednesday tour to follow shortly.  Click on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.)
Our Wednesday Walking Tour included a brief visit to the Drishane Estate where superb preparations for the European Pony Championship are taking place. The wonderfully talented participants on the tour were most impressed. Lots more images of Wednesday’s tour to follow shortly.  It will be later next week when we shall be in a position to share images of the splendid Cross Country Eventing Course at Drishane.  Click on the images to enlarge.   (S.R.)

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Upcoming: Guided Bog Walk

2014-07-27 International Bog Day at Barna Bog - posterAs part of ‘Discover Duhallow: A Day of the Region’ and to celebrate International Bog Day IRD Duhallow are hosting a guided walk through Barna Bog this Sunday (27th of July).

Commencing at 1pm the walk will include discussions about the flora and fauna of this wonderful habitat.

The event will be followed by light refreshments.

To register, contact Kieran @ 029-60633. Click the map below to see how to get there

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Magic of EJC2014 Continues – Monday 21st July

With some fifty people participating in our first Town Tour for our EJC2014 Visitors the magic of this wonderful event continued on Monday 2st July.   The young people of Millstreet took part in workshops at the GAA Community Hall while the fire juggling was most impressive at nightfall.   Click on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.)
With some fifty people participating in our first Town Tour for our EJC2014 Visitors the magic of this wonderful event continued on Monday 21st July.  When we reached the “Eurovision Wall” in Minor Row we were so fortunate to meet with Matthew Murphy who brought the famous wall to reality in 1993.   Matt received a tremendous applause from the many visitors on our Town Tour and many took photographs of Matt and the Eurovision Wall.  The young people of Millstreet took part in workshops at the GAA Community Hall while the fire juggling was most impressive at nightfall.  Click on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.)

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Updates on Free EJC2014 Workshops in Millstreet GAA Hall from Today

We thank Ultan for this very creative Poster - the first of many alerts to the upcomin EJC 2014 in Millstreet.  Click on the image to enlarge.  (S.R.)
We thank Ultan for this very creative Poster. Click on the image to enlarge. (S.R.)

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

Wear comfortable clothing and bring water. Maximum 15 people per session so come early. Spaces are allocated on [read more …] “Updates on Free EJC2014 Workshops in Millstreet GAA Hall from Today”

World’s Largest Circus Festival 2014 in Millstreet

Ultan provides us with this superb and wonderfully informative Poster.  EJC2014 Organisers are very much encouraging local people and visitors to really play an active role in the Grand Parade on Sat. 26th July beginning at Green Glens at 2.00pm.  We shall be outlining further details later and providing the exact route of the Parade.  Click on the Poster to enlarge.  ( S.R.)
Ultan provides us with this superb and wonderfully informative Poster. EJC2014 Organisers are very much encouraging local people and visitors to really play an active role in the Grand Parade on Sat. 26th July beginning in Green Glens at 2.00pm. We shall be outlining further details later and providing the exact route of the Parade. Click on the Poster to enlarge. ( S.R.)

The Magic of EJC2014 – Sunday 20th July

Gal & Dekel from EJC2014 meet with Dorothy on Sunday at Muckross Gardens where we visited following a trip to Cullen Vintage Event. We get to meet visitors from many parts of the world all thoroughly enjoying the magnificent Juggling Experience at Green Glens Millstreet. Here we share some of the magical images.
Gal & Dekel from EJC2014 meet with Dorothy (in centre) on Sunday at Muckross Gardens where we visited following a trip to Cullen Vintage Event. We get to meet visitors from many parts of the world all thoroughly enjoying the magnificent Juggling Experience at Green Glens Millstreet. Here we share some of the magical images.  On Monday we begin at 2pm our complimentary Town Tour for our visitors beginning from Green Glens (Info. Point near Registration Desk).   Click on the pictures to enlarge.  (S.R.)

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13Magic of EJC2014 - Sunday 20th July 2014 -800 82Magic of EJC2014 - Sunday 20th July 2014 -800 71Magic of EJC2014 - Sunday 20th July 2014 -800 54Magic of EJC2014 - Sunday 20th July 2014 -800What 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”

Preparing Mill Wheel Jump for European Pony Championships 2014

Seán O'Leary preparing the Mill Wheel Jump at his Pound Hill Centre.  Seán O'Donoghue is also involved in the supremely creative construction.  This will be placed near the renovated Lime Kiln at Drishane and will in fact have a water feature also in place.   Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)
Seán O’Leary preparing the Mill Wheel Jump at his Pound Hill Centre. Seán O’Donoghue is also involved in the supremely creative construction. This will be placed near the renovated Lime Kiln at Drishane and will in fact have a water feature also in place. We thank Pádraig Sheahan of DCP Plastics Ltd., Millstreet for alerting us to this remarkable work of engineering in preparation for the European Pony Championships 2014 .  Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)

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Julia Greatly Impressed by Magnificent New Clara Gardens Plaque

Julia Murphy who officially opened the magnificent new Clara Garden at Millstreet Day Care Centre in Clara Road on 16th April is clearly hugely impressed by the superb new plaque recently put in place at the Garden.  Donie, son of Julia, accompanied his mother to view this truly uplifting garden scene.   Great credit is due to all who brought this exquisite Garden and its Plaque to reality.   Click on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.)
Julia Murphy who officially opened the magnificent new Clara Gardens at Millstreet Day Care Centre in Clara Road on 30th April on the occasion of her 100th Birthday is clearly hugely impressed by the superb new plaque recently put in place at the Garden. Donie, son of Julia, accompanied his mother to view this truly uplifting garden scene. Great credit is due to all who brought this exquisite Garden and its Plaque to reality. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)

1Julia Murphy & her magnificent Clara Garden 2014 Plaque-8006Julia Murphy & her magnificent Clara Garden 2014 Plaque-800Clara Garden is beautifully designed and is splendidly colourful with a huge variety of flowers.  Let’s join Julia for some more pictures in this marvellous [read more …] “Julia Greatly Impressed by Magnificent New Clara Gardens Plaque”

First Juggler (Thomas from France) Arrives for EJC2014 in Millstreet

 

Talented Juggler, Thomas from France who is a medical student was the very first Juggler to arrive in Millstreet on Tuesday, 15th July 2014 for the highly prestigious EJC2014.  Taking Thomas on a mini-tour of Millstreet he received an official welcome from Noel C. Duggan at Green Glens.   Thomas was hugely impressed with Millstreet town, its people, Green Glens and Drishane.  He arrived early as an enthusiastic Volunteer to participate in the many preparations for the great event which begins on Saturday, 19th July.  Bienvenue Thomas - You and the many many other visitors are very welcome to Millstreet.  Click on the images to enlarge.  (S. R.)
Talented Juggler, Thomas from France who is a medical student was the very first Juggler to arrive in Millstreet on Tuesday, 15th July 2014 for the highly prestigious EJC2014. Taking Thomas on a mini-tour of Millstreet he received an official welcome from Noel C. Duggan at Green Glens. Thomas was hugely impressed with the very colourful Millstreet town, its people, Green Glens and Drishane. He arrived early as an enthusiastic Volunteer to participate in the many preparations for the great event which begins on Saturday, 19th July. Wonderful refreshments at the Aroma Café in The Square were much enjoyed.  Bienvenue Thomas – You and the many, many other visitors are very welcome to Millstreet. Click on the images to enlarge.   (S. R.)

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“Irish Echo” in New York Refers to Millstreet Website Feature

2014-05-28 kim and Kanye at Millstreet Town Park-800Fr. 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 Agri Show 2014

2014-07-11 Newmarket Agri Show - headerNewmarket 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

Rathmore Social Action Group – CE scheme vacancies

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

Memories of EJC2006 – Part One

As we approach the beginning of the spectacular EJC2014 we shall feature a series of special images from the enormously successful EJC2006 held in Millstreet.  Concertino (pictured above) was one of the most popular visitors on that occasion adding such great joy to the lives of many....and the good news is that Concertino is already in Ireland and will be attending EJC2014 as one of its most important Ambassadors and dedicated workers. Click on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.)
As we approach the beginning of the spectacular EJC2014 we here on the Millstreet website shall feature a series of special images from the enormously successful EJC2006 held in Millstreet. Concertino (pictured above) was one of the most popular visitors on that occasion adding such great joy to the lives of many….and the good news is that Concertino is already in Ireland and will be attending EJC2014 as one of its most important Ambassadors and dedicated workers. Click on the images to enlarge.    (S.R.)

3EJC2006 Memories1EJC2006 Memories7EJC2006 MemoriesSome great memories of 2006 during excellent weather.   We’ve lots more to share before 19th July.  Here are [read more …] “Memories of EJC2006 – Part One”

Joanne’s Grove 1997 and The Tree Hugging Project 2014

Tom Roche who 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 her 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.)

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 originally planing of Joanne's tree in 1997 at the 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.

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.

15Tree Hugging Project & Joanne's Grove -800 16Tree Hugging Project & Joanne's Grove -800And now back to 2014 when after the photography in the Town Park we all went to Nibbles to celebrate this historic experience.  We share more pictures from [read more …] “Joanne’s Grove 1997 and The Tree Hugging Project 2014”

Divine Rainbow Photographed by Fr. James

We thank Fr. Jame McSweeney for this magnificent "Divine Rainbow" which he captured so creatively on Sunday evening.  I witnessed the rainbow from the Town Park and one had to be very  fast to photograph the uplifting scene as it lasted so very briefly.   One can visit Fr. James' own very inspiring website (link below) updated on a daily basis.   Click on the image to enlarge.  (S.R.)
We thank Fr. Jame McSweeney for this magnificent “Divine Rainbow” which he captured so creatively on Sunday evening. I witnessed that very rainbow from the Town Park and one had to be very fast to photograph the uplifting scene as it lasted so very briefly. One can visit Fr. James’s own very inspiring website (link below) updated on a daily basis.  In fact the above picture is the featured image in the website of Fr. James today.  Click on the image to enlarge.   (S.R.)

www.2u.ie  (Fr. James’s website)

Below is probably the same rainbow – it’s taken from Coleman’s Garage (photo by Andrej Chomicz)

Weekly Seisiún Continues at Bruach Na Carraige Rockchapel

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.)

Millstreet Active Retired Group Annual Outing 2014

Millstreet Active Retired Group Annual Outing 2014 took place  on June 7th.   The energetic group went to Carewswood Garden Centre, Castlemartyr, on to Stephen Pearce pottery, Ballymaloe house and garden with our evening meal in Garryvoe. Sunshine all day long and we're told it rained in Millstreet for a good part of the day.
Millstreet Active Retired Group Annual Outing 2014 took place on June 7th. The energetic group went to Carewswood Garden Centre, Castlemartyr, on to Stephen Pearce pottery, Ballymaloe House and Garden with the evening meal in Garryvoe. Sunshine all day long while it rained in Millstreet for a good part of the day!   We thank Mary O’Mahony for the report and the two pictures.  Click on the images to enlarge.   (S.R.)

Millstreet Active Retired Group Annual Outing 2014

Very Successful Cyclothon at Herlihy’s Centra Millstreet Today

On this American Independence Day, 4th July 2014 at Herlihy's Centra, Millstreet a very successful Cyclothon took place.  Here we note Liz Healy receiving lots of encouraging and support in her valiant participation.  Click on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.)
On this American Independence Day, 4th July 2014 at Herlihy’s Centra, Millstreet a very successful Cyclothon took place. Here we note Liz Healy receiving lots of encouragement and support in her valiant participation. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)

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