Millstreet ARA Artists’ Exhibition Launch on Wed. 1st May 2019

Maura Walsh of IRD Duhallow will launch one of the first Bealtaine Festival 2019 events at Millstreet Library when at 7:00pm on Wednesday, 1st May she will officially open Millstreet Active Retirement Association Artists’ Exhibition.   Everyone is most welcome.  We thank Phil for alerting us to the special occasion.  (S.R.)

“Junk Kouture” Voting Now In Progress

We received the following communication from one of the two wonderfully talented groups from Millstreet Community School who have reached the Regional Finals of the prestigious nationwide “Junk Kouture 2019” Competition….Click on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.) :

Tia writes:  “Voting for our Junk Kouture is opened and we’d appreciate all the votes we could get! 

Please vote for Rachel, Tia, and Maggie’s design “IMPERISHABLE” for the Junk Kouture Regional Finals! Voting is opened all this week and you can vote every day! All the votes and support are appreciated greatly! You can vote using the link https://app.junkkouture.com/voter/register we really appreciate all the support from the community!!! 

Thanks so much we really appreciate all the support and votes from everyone!

Thanks again so much! 

Tia , Rachel and Maggie. “

[read more …] ““Junk Kouture” Voting Now In Progress”

Two Magnificent Designs Through to Regional Finals of Junk Kouture 2019

Two wonderfully talented Groups from Millstreet Community School will be sharing their superbly creative designs in Limerick at the Regional Final of the Annual Bank of Ireland sponsored Junk Kouture 2019.  One of the Groups was recently presented with a prestigious Silver Ticket to the Regional Final by Sportsperson Supreme, Briege Corkery (winner of 18 All Irelands!).  Here we share images from Briege’s recent visit to the School.   A special recording of the occasion will be broadcast on Cork Music Station on this Tuesday, 12th Feb. 2019 at 10pm.  Click on the images to enlarge.  We thank Art Teacher, Sandra Moynihan, for background information which we share in the “Read More” section of our feature below.  (S.R.)  [read more …] “Two Magnificent Designs Through to Regional Finals of Junk Kouture 2019”

Preparing for St. Patrick’s Day Parade 2018 in Millstreet

We discover at Murphy’s Furniture Store in West End, Millstreet “St. Patrick” taking a selfie with his “Friends”(creatively designed by Petra)!  And we also continue to share some of the beautifully decorated windows in honour of our National St. Patrick’s Day.  Click on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.) [read more …] “Preparing for St. Patrick’s Day Parade 2018 in Millstreet”

Truly Magnificent “Snowman Family” Created Today

We thank Elaine for this truly magnificent picture of the wonderfully artistic Flynn Family‘s creation of the brilliant “Snowman Family”. Sincere congratulations to
Maeve , Seán , Tara and Orla on using their day off school in such a superb manner. Click on the image to enlarge. (S.R.)

Art Exhibition opens

Milllstreet’s Bertie and Bill Buckley are currently hosting an Art and Wood Exhibition showcasing a fascinating display over four days with the public welcome to attend. The pop up gallery is a must on the staging at Pat McCarthy’s former TV Shop, in The Square, Millstreet.
Opening night drew a representative attendance from across Duhallow with a cheese and wine reception greeting patrons. Many of Bertie’s exhibits depicts local landmarks and nature, also featured at the exhibition are wood carvings by Bill Buckley from Lyre.
The event continues on Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 10am to 6pm daily.


[read more …] “Art Exhibition opens”

Artist Brian’s Magnificent New Mural in Memory of Aidan

Pictured with Bina & Liam Burke, Artist supreme Brian O'Leary has just completed a truly magnificent new Mural in memory of Aidan Burke. The original Mural attracted the great admiration of many since Brian completed it in 2003. The new creation with its splendid colours and meaningful words has already received much praise. The central image of the sun is so very appropriate in that it symbolises how the wonderfully popular Aidan had brought very real sunlight into the lives of many. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)
Pictured with Bina & Liam Burke, Artist supreme Brian O’Leary has just completed a truly magnificent new Mural in memory of Aidan Burke. The original Mural attracted the great admiration of many since Brian completed it in 2003. The new creation with its splendid colours and meaningful words has already received much praise. The central image of the sun is so very appropriate in that it symbolises how the wonderfully popular Aidan had brought very real sunlight into the lives of so many. Click on the images to enlarge.   (S.R.)

7Brian O'Leary's new Mural for Aidan - August 2015 -80017Brian O'Leary's new Mural for Aidan - August 2015 -8006Brian O'Leary's new Mural for Aidan - August 2015 -8003Brian O'Leary's new Mural for Aidan - August 2015 -800Let us now view some further images showing the development of Brian’s marvellous Mural over the past few days.   An audio recording of Brian as he worked on the creation may be heard on Tuesday, 25th August 2015 at 10.00 p.m. on “Radio Treasures” on www.corkmusicstation.com .  The Mural is situated on the front wall of Millstreet Community Gym near the entrance to [read more …] “Artist Brian’s Magnificent New Mural in Memory of Aidan”

Launch of “Unknown Creatures in a Known Environment” at Millstreet Community School on 26th May 2015

On Tuesday, 26th May 2015 Eileen Creedon officially launched the new hugely impressive Sculpture Park featuring "Unknown Creatures in a Known Environment" (described below by Artist Supreme Kevin McMahon LSAD Graduate and past pupil of Millstreet Community School).  Click on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.)
On Tuesday, 26th May 2015 Eileen O’Sullivan (nee Creedon) of the School Board of Management officially launched at Millstreet Community School the new hugely impressive Sculpture Park featuring “Unknown Creatures in a Known Environment” (described below by Artist Supreme Kevin McMahon LSAD Graduate and past pupil of Millstreet Community School). Click on the images to enlarge.   (S.R.)

18Art Sculpture Park Launch at MCS May 2015 -80014Art Sculpture Park Launch at MCS May 2015 -8002Art Sculpture Park Launch at MCS May 2015 -800Kevin who has been such a wonderfully dedicated Artist-in-residence at Millstreet Community School describes the overall project in which the enthusiastic Transition Years Students participated.   We also share 22 more images of the historic event which was blessed with glorious sunshine.  Sculptor Supreme, Kevin writes:

“When six months ago I got a call from Mr.Fraser with the proposed project I was very excited and very grateful of the opportunity to come back to Millstreet school and work in the environment that I grew up in. Mr.Fraser and I discussed the project and came up with a brief for the students. The brief was simple but broad. It was for the class of 13 to design, develop and build a group of creatures that interact with each other and the environment of the school grounds. I met the students and we started brainstorming. A plan slowly started to develop from lots of different areas, such as squid creatures, an alien crash site, coconut monsters and tree like creatures. We had ideas of functional creatures that doubled as seating areas and a fantastical two headed creature that would chase itself in a circle. We settled on a preditor prey situation, where two Aligatyres ambush a Cementapede that is erupting from the ground. [read more …] “Launch of “Unknown Creatures in a Known Environment” at Millstreet Community School on 26th May 2015″

Birds of Ice in Kilcorney

Birds of Ice, by the edge of the river at Kilcorney Heights
"Birds of Ice", by the edge of the river at Kilcorney Heights

The art of nature … at first glance the ice looks like doves beside the river, and then you wonder how did that form?

Natures art comes at a price though. The freeze is still with us but it is not as cold as it has been in previous nights. Rain/sleet fell early yesterday morning and froze solid, covering everything in half an inch of solid ice. Everything ground to a halt and early morning commuters were left with treacherous road conditions with many of them turning around and staying at home for the day. While in town all day, walkers were better off walking on the roads because the footpaths had not been salted and were just plain dangerous.

The picture taken by Nellie Healy appeared on the Irish Independent website in a gallery entitled The Big Freeze