FOR the first time in four decades history, the Millstreet Summer Horse Show is a non runner this week.
This comes after an impasse between Millstreet organisers and the national body Showjumping Ireland.
Millstreet came to life each summer on the staging of its six-day equestrian festival in the Green Glens Arena, holding an unrivalled reputation as a mecca for showjumping enthusiasts.
This is the first time in 38 years that Millstreet Show will not he held and the cancellation is seen as a huge loss to owners, show organisers and the North Cork catchment area.
Apart from the show jumping, the showing classes such as the Young Irelander, Boomerang and National Discovery provided a shop window for owners to parade their young talents before buyers from across the world.
Multi purpose facilities from sand-surfaced arenas to warm-up paddocks and the spacious indoor complex added to the enjoyment for entries drawn from all over the country.
On the positive side, the 2009 Owners Pony and Young Riders Charity Show returns to Millstreet over the October Bank Holiday weekend.
The Green Glens venue is donated free of charge by the Duggan family. To date, this show has raised €190,000 for a range of local and national charities.
Noel was re-elected to his seat on Cork County Council. The Kanturk Electoral Area was being reduced from a 5 seater to 4 seater, and unfortunately Marie “The Shamrock” Murphy from the West End failed to get re-elected by a very narrow margin in the seventh count. Her loss will be a big loss to the town.
Dia is mhuire diobh go leir a cairde & welcome to news report 974 from Millstreet .
Fondest greetings dear listeners & I wish you all the very best on this lovely, sunny Tuesday morning.
Don’t take too much notice of me this morning, since we met last I’ve gotten a beautiful new great-grandson , by Karen & Ken Stanley,on Tuesday, & we also had the wedding of my dear granddaughter Elaine Buckley, of the “Cutting It“ Hair Salon, Kanturk to Timmy O’Connor, Gurrane. On Saturday I’m sure you won’t mind if I wish them every happiness & God’s blessing for the future. And I want to say a million thanks to all the people who came to celebrate with us & wish our family members the best of luck for the future. [read more …] “Regional report 974 by Eily Buckley”
THE BLACK MARE ASCENT TO CARRAUNTOOHIL. 27th. Jun.’09
This is a straight forward route to the summit but I think only on a fine day and with clear visibility! It begins with a walk up the concrete road, so named because it is literally concrete that you are climbing for the first 15 mins. There is an udnerlay of iron underneath this mass of concrete. Some call it the Hydro road. Same route, if you fancy doing the Coomloughra Horseshoe.
The Black Mare Ascent is a very steep climb through a wide gully,
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i am trying to trace the family of cornelius murphy born 1st april 1877 he was born in cullen and registered as living in millstreet his father was denis murphy, mother was mary mahoney .He left in 1898 on the ship pavonia with his brother denis murphy and his cousin mary murphy they were bound for boston america but cornelius got off at liverpool uk and then moved to wales and dont know at this time if his brother and cousin stayed in the uk or continued to boston if anyone has any information please could you contact me [read more …] “Old Guestbook 2000 – 2009”
Dia is mhuire diobh go leir a cairde and welcome to news report 973 from Mllstreet.
Fondest greetings dear listeners and I wish you all the very best on this , rather wet, but very mild Tuesday morning.
There was a great buzz in the town at the weekend with many people home on holidays and others visiting the area. But the Clara Inn was a hive of music, food and good companionship for the retirement party in honour of Davy Twomey, His employer John Buckley , and his co-workers from the building industry as well as family friends and neighbours, gathered to wish the popular Davy many years of well deserved and happy retirement.
Airtricity would like to invite applications from community-based projects/activities in the vicinity of our wind farm at Coomacheo, near Millstreet, Co. Cork The funds will be allocated to projects from all aspects of community but in particular to economic, social, cultural and educational, however preference will be given to projects that have an environmental theme. Preference will also be given to projects which are linked to sustainable local activities.
Closing date for applications is Friday 7th August 2009. Successful applicants will be notified by Friday 30th August 2009.
On Saturday August 22nd at approx 1:20pm, one hundred and twenty of the worlds best cyclists will pass through Millstreet in Stage 2 of the Tour if Ireland. The cyclists will be coming from Rylane, over Mushera, into Millstreet, out on a loop over Curragh mountain, back to Millstreet, and on to Killarney.
The leading rides are seven times Tour de France winner Lance Armstrong who brings his Astana team to Ireland for the first time, and six times Tour de France stage winner Mark Cavendish (Columbia – HTC), who won three stages here last year, and an amazing six stages in this years Tour de France.
Of course roads will be closed for some short time, but hopefully lots of people will come out and cheer on the cyclists, like previous times the race passed through, when it was known as the Nissan Classic.
Without doubt, this has been the most successful season ever for double winning Rathcoole Rovers. This memorable year they managed to do what they had been trying to do for the past 8 seasons and went and won 1A.
For Rathcoole home form was a major factor, along with a few wins on the road. Every member of the squad played his part but special mention though for top goalscorer Tadhg Browne, who in a fine season, bagged 33 goals in total, 23 of them in the league.
MILLSTREET turned on the style in the second half to dispose of Newmarket in the second round to the Kanturk Credit Union Duhallow JAFC played in Boherbue on Monday evening.
Once Millstreet got into their stride upon the resumption, they possessed far too many aces in the pack for a second string Newmarket combination. Newmarket held their own for the opening 30 minutes but after a promising start, they lost their way.
Old Time Threshing & Vintage Rally: – . Brilliant sunshine helped boost the attendance at the 10th revived annual Harvest Afternoon in Cullen on Sun. July 20th. Weather conditions were excellent after the inclement weather conditions of previous weeks, the Lord smiled on us for the occasion with a bright sunny day. This year we again decided to honour our own patron saint by holding it on Laitiarian Sunday. The huge crowd attending was a clear indication of its popularity. The occasion was for the display of vintage machinery including, cars, tractors, steam and stationary engines, which were even bigger and more interesting than last year with a variety of items on display.
Both Drishane and Kilcorney Feis Centenaries were celebrated in a very impressive and memorable manner during May 2009. Over the next few weeks visual records of the historic events will appear on www.millstreet.ie . The “Buίochas” DVD produced for the Drishane Centenary is truly excellent with some rare historic film footage, brilliant editing and production. The pageant which preceded the celebration of Mass at Green Glens on Saturday, 16th May was most memorable and gave a very creative insight into the history of the Sisters of the Infant Jesus. The symbolic features within the setting were so tastefully illustrated such as the symbols of the farm, the brush factory, the missions etc. [read more …] “In Passing – June 2009”
MILLSTREET added a glorious chapter to its underage ranks on capturing the County U12 B Football Championship by virtue of a thrilling 5-9 to 2-9 victory over Thomas Russells of Kilshannig in Mallow last Sunday night.