A circus skills special on TG4 tonight features the European Juggling Convention 2014 which took place in Millstreet last July 2014.
See it on Clár Imeall , tonight Thursday on TG4 at 10:30pm
Here we share a superb brief video from Justin Black’s son, Gordon – providing magnificent coverage of the spectacular EJC2014 Parade in Millstreet during the Summer. Gordon works on such prestigious television programmes as RTÉ’s “Nationwide”. (S.R.)
Andrienna has been greatly inspired by the unicycling workshops held during the European Juggling Convention which was held in Millstreet during [read more …] “Excellent Local Unicyclist Demonstrates True Spirit of EJC2014”
This video of juggling in slow motion from the EJC2014 in Millstreet is just way too cool.
It’s so uplifting (!) receiving the many photographic features on EJC2014. We would very much wish to include pictures of the very talented Jugglers on Clara’s summit, at Cumatroosh Waterfall, at Tubrid etc. so as to be able to share as complete a coverage as possible. If you have any such images to share please email to millstreetmuseum @eircom.net Many thanks. We salute Donal and Dorin (who are pictured at the Juggling Games after the Parade) for adding so enormously to the magnificent [read more …] “Paragliders Supreme Capture Superb Aerial Coverage of EJC2014”
During the Juggling Parade two weeks ago, Donal Cashman and Dorin Bd flew over Millstreet in their paragliders to get a birds eye view of the parade before they landed in the Town Park. Below are some of the photos they came down with. (click on the photos for full size)
Denis has indeed captured the real magic of the past fortnight in Millstreet in such a marvellous manner. Let’s enjoy some more of his much appreciated coverage of such an historic fortnight in [read more …] “Denis O’Regan’s Magnificent Pictorial Coverage of EJC2014 Event & The European Pony Championships at Green Glens and at Drishane”
This is the link which allows one to access Justin’s magnificent selection of images from last week’s EJC2014. (S.R.)
“We were delighted to be asked to photograph the fantastic parade of jugglers yesterday in Millstreet, we thought you might like to have a look at some of them” – from Air Take Photography
from Kerry Peck: “Just wanted to say a huge thank you to Millstreet and all it’s residents for making everyone attending the EJC feel so welcome and for organising the glorious weather 😉 We all had a fabulous time and it was so lovely to meet so many of the local community who were so generous with there support for the event, it certainly felt like we became part of the community for the time we spent in Millstreet. Plus the parade was amazing with so many people lining the streets and we hope you all enjoyed being a part of the juggling community. Special thanks also to Sean for his enthusiasm about the EJC and his great tours of Millstreet. Hope we all get the chance to come back…….” [read more …] “A Thank you to Millstreet”
Please join us now as we share lots of images from Wednesday and Thursday of our marvellous Juggling Week 2014 in Millstreet.
Above we see Concertino giving an amazing “Laughing Workshop” to some 200 enthusiastic young Jugglers from various parts of the world. We now invite you to enjoy over 120 more images from the past two days of [read more …] “Final Town Tour on Friday at 11a.m. Receives a Wonderfully Generous Boost!”
Let us now enjoy some 60 pictures from our visual recordings on [read more …] “EJC2014 Blessed with Great Weather – Tuesday 22nd July”
Let us now observe some of the very colourful activities in the next 70 images recorded on [read more …] “Magic of EJC2014 Continues – Monday 21st July”
Below are a number of videos that give a taste of some of the juggling disciplines performed on stage at the EJC2014 over the weekend:
Juggling Three High
[read more …] “EJC2014 videos”
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”
What 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”
Here we focus on the preparations at Green Glens and on the arrival of thousands of enthusiastic participants from so many different countries throughout the world. We share some thirty more pictures of this truly historic and [read more …] “Sincere Welcome to Our Many Wonderful EJC2014 Visitors to Millstreet”
On Wednesday morning the real preparations for EJC2014 begin at Green Glens. Thomas was quite fascinated by the beauty and extent of the Green Glens and [read more …] “First Juggler (Thomas from France) Arrives for EJC2014 in Millstreet”
Some 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”
Ultan Sharkey, one of the superbly dedicated Coordinators of the upcoming European Juggling Convention 2014 has been liaising with us in relation to the many preparations for the truly spectacular Juggling Convention event beginning on Saturday, 19th July which will provide a mighty boost to the local economy. Buying tickets for the event at this point is cheaper than if waiting for the time of the event itself and we also encourage local businesses to advertise in the Booklet details of which Ultan provides below. (S.R.)
Ultan shares the following very helpful information:
The outline for the week is here: http://ejc2014.org/programme
Details of tickets are here: http://ejc2014.org/tickets
In 2006 when we ran this event we had 2,252 people at it. We expect a larger number to attend this time around. Follow us on Facebook to see the number of people we are connecting to. Most people camp on site and either eat at the few food stalls we will have, eat locally in restaurants or shop and cook themselves, so supermarkets, butchers and restaurants might be interested in advertising with us. There is also a need for things like camping gas and camping equipment, maybe there are hardware stores that would stock these things. Indeed, if there was a deal on a tent that would be comfortable for the full week campoing, many might buy them and leave their own ones at home to save on weight.
I have been in contact with a few taxi people also – we have a deal with Iranrod Eireann so many will arrive by train on the 19th and taxis from the station up to the Green Glens at a reasonable cost would do well I think. The same for returning on the 26th of course. So taxi drivers might like to advertise with us also.
In addition, I surveyed people a while back and most of them intend on staying in Ireland for longer than the week itself, either arriving early or going on an extended holiday for the second week. Any tourism ventures, either in Millstreet or further a field, would have a great opportunity there in advertising their offerings.
The booklet is A5 in size, advertising will be full colour and the deadline for advertising copy is the 1st July. We will need people to have sent us advertising copy before then.
A full-page (A5 148 x 210mm) is €250.
A half-page advert (105 x 148 mm) is €150.
We thank Ultan for this very comprehensive insight into the various preparations. We shall keep you updated in relation to the many ongoing developments. (S.R.)
These are the sort of numbers they’re talking about:
Full details and applications can be found here: http://www.ejc2014.org/
The worlds largest Juggling Festival – The European Juggling Convention (EJC) is coming back to Millstreet in two years time. It will take place from 19th July to 27th July 2014 in the Green Glens. It was last held in Millstreet in 2006 in what was a week to remember. See more at ejc2014.org