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Millstreet Country Park, as filmed from a drone flown by 13 year old Nomah. (The flying starts at about 1:30)

Blessed  with glorious weather the Kite Fest in aid of Breakthrough Cancer Research which took place at MCP on Sunday was a tremendous success.  Here we share the first four images of a full feature on the great event which we shall upload later in the week.  Click on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.)

Blessed with glorious sunshine Kite Fest 2014 in aid of Breakthrough Cancer Research which took place at MCP on Sunday was a tremendous success. Here we share the first four images of a full feature on the great event which we shall upload later in the week. Click on the images to enlarge.   (S.R.)

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Pictured with members of Millstreet Pipe Band - Joanie Hanley who together with a superb team so excellently organised such a wonderfully successful Kite Fest event at Millstreet Country Park on Sunday, 22nd Sept. 2013.  Click on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.)

Pictured with members of Millstreet Pipe Band – Joanie Hanley who together with a superb team so excellently organised such a wonderfully successful Kite Fest event at Millstreet Country Park on Sunday, 22nd Sept. 2013 in aid of Breakthrough Cancer Research Where Hope Lives.  Tomorrow’s event begins at 1.00pm at M.C.P..  Click on the images to enlarge.    (S.R.)

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Expert Kite Operator from Thurles, Co. Tipperary - Michael Mason.

Expert Kite Operator from Thurles, Co. Tipperary – Michael Mason.

Jurgen Denzinger from Dungarvan of Kites-Ireland.com.

Jurgen Denzinger from Dungarvan of Kites-Ireland.com.

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This year’s annual Kite Fest event will take place on Sunday (Father’s Day), 15th June at Millstreet Country Park.
Come join in on the great day of fun!
There will be kites that will be up to an amazing 30metres in size. This will be held from 1-5pm

Admission to the park is €20.00 on this particular day, per car (for both non member and members) as all of these proceeds will be in aid of Breakthrough Cancer Research.

Millstreet Pipe Band will also be in attendance and Andrew will be back with his amazing 30 metre kites!

What to look out for:kite-fest 2014

  • Kite Workshops
  • Kite Demonstrations
  • Puppeteer
  • Face Painting
  • Bouncing Castle

Family Games and Activities such as:

  • Egg & Spoon
  • 3-legged races
  • Leap Frog
  • Duck Race
  • And more…………….We thank Donie Howard, Joanie Hanley and Mary Sheahan-Lonergan  for alerting us to this excellent upcoming event.  (S.R.)
2014-05-29 Baby Deer at Millstreet Country Park - name the deer this weekend

There’s a competition to name this baby deer this weekend !

Preparation is underway for the Outdoor Adventure Festival at Millstreet Country Park this weekend. There’s activities and entertainment for all:

  • A Spirited Duck Race down the stream
  • A Wildlife Arts and Crafts area
  • A Mini Bus as intrepid explorers journey into the wild to catch a glimpse of the wild woodland creatures and the baby red deer en route.
  • Name the Deer Competition” – this competition will be running both Sunday and Monday of the June weekend
  • Bouncing Castle, Face Painting, & Music

Kids under 16 years old are FREE admission to the park and dogs are welcome also once on a leash.

We thank Donie Howard for the impressive Poster.   Click on image to enlarge.  (S.R.)

We thank Donie Howard for the impressive Poster. Click on image to enlarge. (S.R.)

monstermac

This year, there’s a new cycle route which will take in Millstreet Town, and thre’s also a new route for the mountain run.

So get over to monstermac.ie where there’s only 4 days left to register
(registration closes on Thursday night)

With the exquisitely scenic Millstreet Country Park as the starting and finishing points of the three walks of different levels - Day Two of Millstreet Walking Festival on Sunday, 13th April 2014 was an outstanding success with very large numbers of enthusiastic walkers participating.   Click on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.)

With the exquisitely scenic Millstreet Country Park as the starting and finishing points of the three walks of different levels – Day Two of Millstreet Walking Festival on Sunday, 13th April 2014 was an outstanding success with very large numbers of enthusiastic walkers participating. Click on the images to enlarge.   (S.R.)

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Fr. James McSweeney visited Millstreet Country Park on Sunday to discover that Spring was truly in glorious evidence.  Calling to "Nibbles in the Park" (above) he then set off to capture some magnificent images of nature in the Park.  Click on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.)

Fr. James McSweeney visited Millstreet Country Park on Sunday, 6th April 2014 to discover that Spring was truly in glorious evidence there.   Calling to “Nibbles in the Park” (above) he then set off to capture some magnificent images of nature in the Park. Click on the images to enlarge.     (S.R.)

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Millstreet Country Park Re-Opens This Sunday April 6th

Millstreet Country Park will kick off a new season this year with the hosting of the All Ireland Schools Orienteering Championships, which will be held in the Park on Wednesday 9th April.

The All Ireland Schools Championships are organized by Bishopstown Orienteering Club and is expected to draw large numbers of students to the Park.

In addition The Park will host the Millstreet Walking Festival on Sunday 13th April and the Monster Mac will talk place on Saturday 26th April

Adult Membership this year is €20.00  and under 16s are free.

 

New Season Begins on Sunday 6th April and opening times are Wednesday to Sunday from 11.00 am to 7.00pm.

Restaurant open Sundays, café midweek.

http://www.millstreetcountrypark.com/

We thank Donie Howard for this important update.  (S.R.)

On Sunday, 25th August 2013 John and Francis Brennan revisited Millstreet Country Park to experience a truly splendid day of cheerful activity and such a variety of interesting features.   The atmosphere was superb.   Blessed with excellent weather the scenes recorded for tonight's "At Your Service" television documentary should look magnificent.   We share some 105 images here recording the highlights that Sunday in MCP so as to whet the appetite for tonight's television presentation  on RTÉ 1 at 8.30pm.   Click on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.)

On Sunday, 25th August 2013 John and Francis Brennan revisited Millstreet Country Park to experience a truly splendid day of cheerful activity and such a variety of interesting features. The atmosphere was superb.  Blessed with excellent weather the scenes recorded on the day for tonight’s “At Your Service” television documentary should look magnificent. We share some 105 images here (click on continue reading below) recording the highlights that Sunday in MCP so as to whet the appetite for tonight’s television presentation on RTÉ 1 at 8.30pm. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)42Filming at MCP on 25th Aug. 2013 -800

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Millstreet Country Park will feature on At Your Service on next Sunday night RTE 1 at 8.30pm. Pictured John and Francis at the Park during filming in the Summer of 2013.   We  thank Donie Howard for this important reminder.   Click on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.)

Millstreet Country Park will feature on “At Your Service” on Sunday night (19th Jan. 2014) RTÉ 1 television at 8.30pm. Pictured here are John and Francis at the Park during filming in the Summer of 2013.   Below the brothers are entertained by some of the many talented musicians at MCP.   We thank Donie Howard for this important reminder. Click on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.)

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We thank Eleanor Leahy of “Nibbles Food Emporium” for alerting us to the fact that Millstreet Country Park will feature in the new series of “At Your Service” with John & Francis Brennan on Sunday, 19th January 2014 on RTÉ1 television.  (S.R.)

On Sunday Bishopstown Orienteering Club visited Millstreet Country Park where the new impressive Orienteering Trails in MCP were launched.  The maps, details and guidelines are demonstrated here by dedicated enthusiasts.  Click on the image to enlarge.  (S.R.)

On Sunday Bishopstown Orienteering Club visited Millstreet Country Park where the new impressive Orienteering Trails in MCP were launched. The maps, details and guidelines are demonstrated here by dedicated enthusiasts.  Click on the image to enlarge. (S.R.)

Millstreet Country Park

 Will launch its

 New Orienteering Course

 On

 Sunday 27th October 2013.

 

Bishopstown Orienteering Club

 Will host

 A Family Orienteering Day

to launch the new course.

 

Registration will be between 10.00am and 1.00pm with the gates open at 8.30am.

 

Tea and Coffees will also be available on the day.

 

Registration fee for Orienteering

          €15.00 per Family

          €8.00 per adult

          €4.00 for juniors.

Admission to the Park.  Free. 

For further information contact

Sean Cotter 021/454619

Donie Howard 0862307317.

E-mail info @millstreetcountrypark.com

At the Kite Fest in aid of Breakthrough Cancer Research at Millstreet Country Park today, where there was a very enjoyable day. Video: Denis Minihane / Irish Examiner

 

Millstreet Pipe Band is scheduled to attend the Kite Fest at Millstreet Country Park on Sunday, 22nd Sept. 2013. This special event is in aid of Breakthrough Cancer Research. Millstreet Pipe Band will also hold its church gate collection this upcoming weekend – 21st/22nd Sept.. Click on the image to enlarge.  (S.R.)

Millstreet Pipe Band is scheduled to attend the Kite Fest at Millstreet Country Park on Sunday, 22nd Sept. 2013. This special event is in aid of Breakthrough Cancer Research. Millstreet Pipe Band will also hold its church gate collection this upcoming weekend – 21st/22nd Sept.. Click on the image to enlarge.  (S.R.)

Millstreet Country Park was featured on the RTÉ TV programme  ‘Nationwide’ yesterday evening. There were interviews were with former owner Jerry Sheehan, Manger Donie Howard, Chef Eleanor Leahy, and new owner Derry Sheehan. They outline how the park got started, where it is today, what it offers, and where it’s headed. See the program on the RTÉ Player: http://www.rte.ie/playerxl/#v=10196465 (0:45 – 8:40)

“In 1973 a man from Banteer in Co.Cork bought a mountain. His passion was rural development and he has spent the past 40 years reclaiming and developing his 500 acre spread into what has become an Educational Cultural and Eco Tourism destination. The challenge now is for the next generation to continue the dream….Helen McInerney has the story.” – Nationwide preview on RTE.ie

It was filmed two weeks ago on the first day of the Cycle Fest. The program will air on Nationwide on RTÉ One TV, tomorrow Friday September 6th at 7pm

Donie Howard of Millstreet Country Park kindly share this happy, smiling picture taken by Geraldine Dennehy.   I hadn't realised the central role RTÉ's Francis Brennan of "At Your Service" fame, was playing in the background!  From left:  Eleanor Leahy of "Nibbles in the Park", S.R. (for Millstreet website) and Donie Howard, Manager at Millstreet Country Park.   We've lots more picture of the very enjoyable Bike Fest to share later.  Click on the image to enlarge.  (S.R.)

Donie Howard of Millstreet Country Park kindly shared this happy, smiling picture taken by Geraldine Dennehy, photographer supreme. I hadn’t realised the central role RTÉ’s Francis Brennan of “At Your Service” fame, was playing in the background! From left: Eleanor Leahy of “Nibbles in the Park”, S.R. (for Millstreet website) and Donie Howard, Manager at Millstreet Country Park. We’ve lots more pictures of the very enjoyable Bike Fest of  Sunday, 25th August 2013 to share later. Click on the image to enlarge.    (S.R.)