Recalling Eurovision 1993 on its 26th Anniversary Today – 15th May 2019

Today, Wednesday 15th May 2019 marks the exact 26th Anniversary of the magnificent Eurovision Song Contest held on Sat. 15th May 1993 at 8pm in Millstreet’s superb Green Glens Arena where Noel C. Duggan and Family accorded a royal welcome to the world on this hugely historic and highly significant event.  To mark the occasion we have delved into our Millstreet Museum Archives to share just a small selection of images recalling such a fascinating and forever memorable time here in Millstreet.  Click on the pictures to enlarge.  (S.R.) And we continue below sharing 13 more images of the truly magical occasion: [read more …] “Recalling Eurovision 1993 on its 26th Anniversary Today – 15th May 2019”

How Davy Spillane Ended up playing at Eurovision 1993

How Davy Spillane Ended up playing the opening sequence at Eurovision 1993 – from the 2015 book: Ireland and the Eurovision

“… were apprehensive about spending so much time in a remote location. However, according to John McHugh who was head of the Irish delegetion- they had reckoned without the traditional hospitality of Kerry and West Cork, which worked its customary magic.
Everything seemed to be going so smoothly that I was shocked to receive an urgent call from Kevin Linehan the show’s producer, just days before the final. It seemed that the opening act – and Irish star with global reputation – had decided to pull out of the show at that very late stage. I immediately contacted two composers, Ronal Johnston and Shea Fitzgerald, to see if they could write a musical piece at very short notice. I had worked with Ronan and Shea when they had written the signature theme for a seriew that I produced called Nighthawks. Through some technical mix-up, I has listened to that signature piece backwards, and I had liked what I heard – which meant that their theme was played backwards on the show for the next four years. I also contacted Davy Spillane – an uilleann piper whose playing I had long admired. Luckily, Davy Ronan and Shea were all available, and, within a day or so, we were in Shea’s small studio in Monkstown, County Dublin, recordingn the new track that would open the 1993 contest. Davy Spillane was soon on his way to Millstreet – where he would be the first performer to be seen on the Eurovision stage…”

Listen to that opening track in the below video (from 0:45 to 3:30)

[read more …] “How Davy Spillane Ended up playing at Eurovision 1993”

Matty Murphy’s Eurovision Wall

Matthew Murphy’s Eurovision Wall in Minor Row has been one of Millstreet’s most photographed features. Painted by Patty “Muds” Murphy, it features the flags of each country that participated in Eurovision 1993, arranged in random order with Ireland as the first flag on the top left.

The original painted version lasted over nineteen years, and in 2012 Millstreet Tidy Town replaced each flag with a new colourful and attractive panel securing its future.  Matty Murphy, was caught by GMTV painting the original Eurovision Wall, in the leadup to the Eurovision [news report]

 

Matty was pictured in 2012 with the new Eurovision wall [see 4 Generations of the Murphy Family]

Matty sadly passed away in 2018.

The plaque on the bottom right of the wall reads:

Eurovision Song Contest 1993: The flags painted on this wall represent the European countries which participated in the Eurovision Song Contest held in the Green Glens Arena, Millstreet, o 15th May, 1993, and was the idea of Mr. Matt Murphy, owner of these premises. Ireland won the contest that year with Niamh Kavanagh, singing “In Your Eyes”, composed by Jimmy Walsh, with the orchestra conducted by Noel Kelehan. Reading from the top left to the right, the countries represented here were:
IRELAND FINLAND AUSTRIA PORTUGAL SWEDEN GERMANY MALTA ICELAND ITALY BELGIUM
SLOVENIA SWITZERLAND ISRAEL NORWAY EUROVISION LOGO GREECE DENMARK SPAIN CYPRUS
NETHERLANDS BOSNIA & HERZEGOVINA UNITED KINGDOM TURKEY LUXEMBOURG FRANCE CROATIA
ERECTED BY MILLSTREET TIDY TOWN ASSOCIATION

(the new layout of the flags differs slightly from the original version!)

The Eurovision Wall in 2019 (photo: @ConorSheehan19)

Memories of Eurovision 1993 on “Radio Treasures” Tuesday 9:30 to 11:00pm

Tuesday, 15th May 2018 is the exact 25th Anniversary of the 1993 Eurovision Song Contest in Millstreet to the very day.   To mark the historic occasion we share a selection of images (mostly from 1993) from Millstreet Museum Archives taken in Minor Row, at Green Glens and in the Museum.  And on Cork Music Station on Tuesday from 9:30pm we are transmitting a very special edition of “Radio Treasures” where we feature a wide variety of memories mainly from local people whom we’ve recently recorded and we also include some of the more popular songs from past Eurovisions.   We invite you to tune into our special Internet Radio Programme on www.corkmusicstation.com .   Access to our Cork Music Station is easily received by scrolling down and by clicking on the third Local Website Listing to the right of our homepage on www.millstreet.ie .  And if you wish to share a memory for another Eurovision Programme please let us know through the Seán Radley Facebook or email millstreetmuseum @eircom.net. Click on the pictures to enlarge.  Happy Listening!  (S.R.) [read more …] “Memories of Eurovision 1993 on “Radio Treasures” Tuesday 9:30 to 11:00pm”

Blue Skies over Millstreet

Thanks to Mario Remon who sent us this photo from the Eurovision Village in Lisbon this morning :”The name of Millstreet in Lisbon (Portugal) today“. Eurovision fan Mario visited Millstreet last August, and met with Seán who gave him the local tour … but where did 25 years go? [1]

[read more …] “Blue Skies over Millstreet”

“Radio Treasures” Tonight Features Eurovision Enthusiast from Spain – Mario

We invite you to tune into www.corkmusicstation.com this evening for our weekly “Radio Treasures” Show from 9:30 to 11:00.  Our featured Guest Interview at 10pm is with Mario Remon Cobeta who is a Eurovision Enthusiast Supreme!  Mario will be tuned in from Spain this evening.  And of course we have our usual mixture of wonderful music and interesting musings.   We have lots of updates including additional information relating to the famous Writer who once lived at Dooneen.  Feel most welcome to contact the programme live either on the “Seán RadleyFacebook chatline or by texting 00353 86 825 0074 (from overseas) or 086 825 0074 (from Ireland).  We now share a selection of images of Mario on the Sunday (30th July 2017) when he visited Millstreet.   Happy Viewing and Happy Listening! (S.R.) [read more …] ““Radio Treasures” Tonight Features Eurovision Enthusiast from Spain – Mario”

The Barbara Dex Award

The Barbara Dex Award is an annual unofficial award for the worst dressed act in the Eurovision Song Contest each year. The award is named after Barbara Dex who represented Belgium at Eurovision 1993 in Millstreet, and who infamously wore a rather ugly, semi-transparent, frumpy dress on the show that she made herself (“looking like a lampshade”).

First awarded in 1997, it has been awarded each year since, and is voted on by visitors of the website barbaradexaward.com after each Eurovision. More info is available on the Barbara Dex Award facebook page.

Thankfully, Dex herself takes it in good humour, stating in 2006 that there was “nothing wrong” with the Barbara Dex Award.

Barbara Dex at Eurovision 1993 in Millstreet

Here are all the winners up until 2018:

 

Barbara’s dress may not have been great, but the song was much better!

Death of Kevin Linehan who Produced Eurovision 1993

Kevin Linehan
The former Head of Entertainment for RTÉ, Kevin Linehan, who produced RTÉ’s largest outside broadcast, the 1993 Eurovision from Millstreet, has died. RTÉ ‘s Acting Managing Director Dermot Horan said: “Today is a sad day in RTÉ as we mourn the passing of one our most loved colleagues.”Mr Horan said: “Kevin was hugely talented. I worked with him when he was a producer, Head of Young People’s Programmes and Head of Entertainment. He loved working with talent and brought so many new faces to the screen. He worked with a smile on his face and got on with everyone.”

RTÉ producer Kevin Linehan and broadcaster Fionnuala Sweeney at the Millstreet rehearsal in 1993

“In the week of the Eurovision Song Contest I remember working with him, when he produced the Eurovision from Millstreet in 1993, which was an extraordinary feat.”It was the largest ever outside broadcast ever attempted by RTÉ, coming from a town with a population of just 1500. It was an amazing experience with Niamh Kavanagh winning on the very last vote with In Your Eyes.

“Kevin will be missed by all who knew or worked with him at RTÉ

Mr Horan added: “We’d like to extend our sympathies to his wife Mary and daughter Sophie and all his friends and colleagues here in RTÉ. May he rest in peace.” [RTÉ]

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Linehan Kevin (Sandymount, Dublin 4) 11th May 2017. (Peacefully) at Highfield Health Care, Swords Road. Beloved husband and best friend of Mary (O’Sullivan) and devoted father of Sophie. Sadly missed by his wife and daughter, son-in-law Sebastian, mother Agnes, brothers Brian and Martin, sister Geri, sister-in-law Anne, brothers-in-law Peter, Garry, Donal, Paddy, Ciaran and Owen, grandsons, Rufus and Arlo, extended family and friends.  Much appreciation extended to the staff of Highfield Health Care who minded Kevin so well.
Funeral Service on Monday next (15th May 2017 ) at 4 pm in the Victorian Chapel Mount Jerome Crematorium, Harold’s Cross D6W. Family flowers only please, donations, if desired, to the Alzheimer’s Society. [1]

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24th Anniversary of the Eurovision in Millstreet

Let’s have look back at this day twenty four years ago, May 15th 1993, and we’ll never forget the XXXVIII Edition of the Eurovision Song Contest which took part in the Green Glens Arena, Millstreet. Watch the videos below with the voting (with Terry Wogan of the BBC), and the full show (Norwegian commentary), or look at some of our other memories from the 1993 Eurovision.

[read more …] “24th Anniversary of the Eurovision in Millstreet”

Bringing Eurovision to Millstreet 1993


The 1993 Eurovision Song Contest took place in Millstreet, Co. Cork on 15 May. The above RTÉ News report by Colm Connolly and Tom McSweeney shows the preparations under way in Millstreet, Co. Cork in the week leading up to the event.  [read more …] “Bringing Eurovision to Millstreet 1993”

Eurovision 1993 GMTV Report

A report from the GMTV breakfast programme about the upcoming Eurovision Song Contest of 1993.

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Below are some stills from the video:

 

Noel C Duggan

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Audio transcribed:

They called it a one horse town, they even said it was a national disgrace, but on Saturday, all eyes in Europe will be on the small town of Millstreet in County Cork, population 1,500.
Because, against all the odds, this quiet backwater in the South of Ireland will host the 1993 Eurovision Song Contest. Everyone sneers at the Eurovision, but not Millstreet. People here welcomed it with open arms, every shop and every home along the main street is decorated. And this will be the venue, the town’s international show-jumping arena which has been transformed for the occasion, and they’re taking no chances. The show-ring has been specially fumigated. The man with the plan to take the Eurovision to its smallest ever venue is Millstreet native and millionaire businessman Noel C. Duggan.

“I wrote my letter when Linda Martin … when the voting was going on. There were two more countries to vote and I decided she couldn’t be beaten. So, I pulled out my bit of paper and wrote my letter to the Irish authorities, and I didn’t hear for two months. Now, some wise craic suggested, at least quoted me as saying, which is not true, that the reason they didn’t reply for two months was that it probably took them that length of time to stop laughing.”

With 25 countries, including for the first time, Bosnia and Croatia, it’s the biggest ever contest, and it goes live to a worldwide audience of more than 500 million! Britain are putting their hopes on Sonia:

“Yeah, I’m getting more excited by the day, you know it’s, I just can’t wait really. The atmosphere is just amazing, it’s fabulous”

So, come Sunday it will all be over, and if Millstreet knew it’s place, it would go back to being a quiet little County Cork town, but somehow, you get the feeling that’s just not in Noel C Duggan’s grand plan

Eurovision in Millstreet Exactly 23 Years Ago Today!

To mark this historic 23rd anniversary of the most memorable Eurovision Song Contest in Millstreet on Sat. 15th May 1993 we’ve delved into our Museum Archives to recall the many hugely colourful windows throughout the town put in place by two wonderful Artists under the name “Visual Image”.   We are also so very grateful to Ken D. Brennan for presenting three most important Folders of the minutes and notes referring to the preparation for the spectacular event in Millstreet which began at 8pm on the night introduced by Fionnuala Sweeney and of course won by Niamh Kavanagh.  Do enjoy this brief visit down memory lane!  (S.R.) Museum Archive 1571 1993-600Museum Archive 1576 1993-600Museum Archive 1538 1993-600Museum Archive 1540 1993-600Museum Archive 1552 1993-600And we continue with some more superbly colourful windows…. [read more …] “Eurovision in Millstreet Exactly 23 Years Ago Today!”

We’ll stay here all night dear

RIP Sir Terry Wogan who passed away today aged 77 following a short illness. “We’ll stay here all night dear” was his famous quote as he commentated for the BBC on the Eurovision in Millstreet, as the organisers tried to get in contact with the last decisive jury from Malta, as the UK and Ireland battled it out for the win. Watch the last moments of the voting below:

[read more …] “We’ll stay here all night dear”

Eurovision Enthusiast Ansgar Hugely Impressed by Millstreet

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Ansgar Kuhn from Cologne, Germany - Eurovision Enthusiast Supreme - travelled from Dublin by train Saturday afternoon to visit the venue of the Eurovision Sond Contest 1993 at Green Glens. He was especially thrilled to meet with Noel C. Duggan and Maureen Duggan. Special thanks to Gena for arranging the meeting at the Duggan Family Home in Millstreet. Here we note Ansgar pictured at Green Glens. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)
Ansgar Kuhn from Cologne, Germany – Eurovision Enthusiast Supreme – travelled from Dublin by train Saturday (2nd Jan. 2016) afternoon to visit the venue of the Eurovision Song Contest 1993 at Green Glens. He was especially thrilled to meet with Noel C. Duggan and Maureen Duggan. Special thanks to Gena for arranging the meeting at the Duggan Family Home in Millstreet. Here we note Ansgar pictured at Green Glens.  He was just two years old when Eurovision 1993 took place in Millstreet!  In the brief two-hour visit Ansgar also got to visit Millstreet Museum and Drishane.   Ansgar has visited many of the Eurovision venues all over Europe.  He rates Millstreet as especially unique.  All other venues have been in cities.  Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)

We now share a selection of pictures from Ansgar’s arrival by train at Millstreet Railway Station followed by his brief but very comprehensive tour of the Eurovision Venue, Millstreet Town and the Eurovision Wall at Minor Row, Drishane Estate and Millstreet Museum.   Ansgar who is involved in Media Management in Germany especially praised the fact that some 23 years since the amazing event we have still preserved many reminders of the historic occasion.   We thank Ansgar for honouring us with his visit.  We’ve just sent the following Facebook message to him: [read more …] “Eurovision Enthusiast Ansgar Hugely Impressed by Millstreet”

Why Not Millstreet?

This is a one hour documentary on the 1993 Eurovision Song Contest which was held in Millstreet, a town in the south of Ireland. It covers how it came about, the work involved to make it happen, the local effort involved, visiting dignatories, and the climax of the song contest itself.

It was the first independently produced documentary to reach no. 1 in the RTE weekly ratings. There are lots of familiar faces throughout the programme, which is here subtitled in Norwegian!

Eurovision 1993 Flags Presented to Millstreet Museum by Michael Kennedy

Michael Kennedy of Dromod, Co. Leitrim and Curator supreme of the renowned Cavan and Leitrim Railway Museum (see website) has very kindly presented Millstreet Museum with a number of superbly preserved Eurovision Flags from 1993 Eurovision. How the flags got to Leitrim is most interesting and the story has been recorded for later transmission on radio ("Radio Treasures") and on television (LTV2 online). A million thanks to Michael who on Thursday night (3rd Sept. 2015) diverted his journey from Leitrim to Dungavan to deliver the precious flags to Millstreet. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)
Michael Kennedy of Dromod, Co. Leitrim and Curator supreme of the renowned Cavan and Leitrim Railway Museum (see cavanandleitrim.com) has very kindly presented Millstreet Museum with a number of superbly preserved Eurovision Flags from the 1993 Eurovision in Millstreet. How the flags got to Leitrim is most interesting and the story has been recorded for later transmission on radio (“Radio Treasures”) and on television (LTV2 online). A million thanks to Michael who on Thursday night (3rd Sept. 2015) diverted his journey from Leitrim to Dungavan to deliver the precious flags to Millstreet. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)

4Michael Kennedy presents Eurovision Flags to Museum -8002Michael Kennedy presents Eurovision Flags to Museum -800Michael has featured in many famous films through his phenomenal knowledge of all kinds of vintage transport.   Many historic items from his Museum have been used in highly regarded films.   His dedication to the preservation of vintage transport especially the railway world is totally inspiring.   In the 1980s he visited Millstreet when as we so clearly recall a traction engine was welcomed into Millstreet by Millstreet Pipe Band in a fundraising project for the preservation of the world of Steam.   It travelled slowly from Fenit to Mallow (as far as we recall).  Michael is so very helpful in sharing his vast knowledge of vintage such as the picture below where he explains that the original fireman’s hat is made of [read more …] “Eurovision 1993 Flags Presented to Millstreet Museum by Michael Kennedy”

Eurovision ’93: Back Stage Reaction to the Win

RTÉ reporter Tom MacSweeney was back-stage to capture the reaction and spoke to Liam Miller, Executive Producer of Eurovision 93 (who had lots of nice words for the Millstreet community), the previous year’s winner Linda Martin, Pat Kenny, and the winner, Niamh Kavanagh:

If you can’t see the video, you can probably still see it on RTÉ.ie
Ireland are in the second semi-final of the Eurovision Song Contest tonight. RTÉ2 8pm to 10pm … best of luck to Molly Stirling
[read more …] “Eurovision ’93: Back Stage Reaction to the Win”

Bringing Eurovision to Millstreet

This RTÉ News report by Colm Connolly and Tom McSweeney shows the preparations under way in Millstreet during the week leading up to the Eurovision in 1993.

[read more …] “Bringing Eurovision to Millstreet”

Anita Notaro

If you are a fan of Eurovision then this will be very sad news. Anita Notaro was the tour de force responsible for directing the Eurovision Song Contest in 1993 from Millstreet in Ireland.

The 1993 contest was brought from the small village of Millstreet in County Cork and was a directing challenge for Anita Notaro but she confounded all the critics and made it one of the most memorable Eurovision’s in the contest’s history.

Anita worked as a highly successful Director with RTE (Irish National Broadcaster) for 18 years where she directed many programmes from The National Political Election coverage to The Eurovision Song Contest to Ireland’s most watched [read more …] “Anita Notaro”

The Eurovision 1993 Stage Design

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Underneath the Eurovision 1993 stage

The Eurovision Song Contest 1993 was broadcast live from the Green Glens Arena, Millstreet, Co. Cork on May 15 to an international audience of over 350 million people.

Work on the project commenced in September 1992 with a feasibility report highlighting the staging difficulties of the Millstreet arena.

Addressing the main problem of lack of height in the venue led to two key features of the final design, namely a three foot excavation of the area under the stage to accommodate underfloor lighting and a 60′ wide tilted ceiling piece to allow cameras to [read more …] “The Eurovision 1993 Stage Design”

2014 Cork “20” News

2014 Cork-20 - posterWith the news breaking last week that AceSigns Cork are to become the title sponsor of this year’s 100 year centenary Cork 20 International Rally, the Club under the leadership of Kevin O’Riordan (Clerk of the Course) are now busying themselves with the organising and running of the event.
Kevin stated now that the Financial side of the Rally is underpinned it leaves the team and I left to concentrate on the rally itself. This year the Rally will have a real Carnival atmosphere surrounding the town of Millstreet. Having an event such as the Cork 20 running for a hundred year’s is something the members of Munster Car Club are very proud about and rightly so. Indeed it is a great honour for me as C.O.C on this very special year. I will be outlining details of the event over the coming months but at this early juncture I would like to point out that we will have centralised service in the renowned Green Glens Arena which proved to be classed as one of the best service area’s on the 2013 Irish tarmac Rally Championship calendar. This means that service crews can set up in the Green Glens arena on [read more …] “2014 Cork “20” News”

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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Magnificent New Mural at Mill Race

This truly magnificent new Mural at the Mill Race on Station Road, Millstreet has just been so creatively designed by Murals.ie (the same Artist Company  that put the Mill View Mural in place last year)
This truly magnificent new Mural at the Mill Race on Station Road, Millstreet has just been so creatively designed by Murals.ie (the same Artistic Company that put the superb Mill View Mural in place last year).  We thank Jerry Buckley of Dooneen for alerting us to it.   Apparently this particular Mural was completed in a day.   Our compliments to Millstreet Tidy Towns Association for continuing to beautify Millstreet in such a wonderful manner especially in advance of  EJC2014 and the European Pony Championschips 2014 where part of our Town Tours will pass in this most historic part of Millstreet.   Well done also to the O’Regan Family who have been so very supportive in the creation of these splendid and much admired Murals.   Click on the images to enlarge.    (S.R.)

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A Chance Meeting with Niamh Kavanagh on 21st Anniversary of Eurovision

Meeting Niamh Kavanagh in Dublin in May 2014

An entirely chance meeting with Niamh Kavanagh in Dublin on Eurovision Week 2014 - 21 years after Niamh won the Eurovision Song Contest in Millstreet on 15th May 1993.  Click on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.)
An entirely chance meeting with Niamh Kavanagh in Dublin on Eurovision Week 2014 – 21 years after Niamh won the Eurovision Song Contest in Millstreet on 15th May 1993.  Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)

Today is the Exact 21st Anniversary of Eurovision 1993 in Millstreet

And still wonderfully creative in Millstreet 21 years after Eurovision 1993 as we view Tony Dineen  putting in place at the Gym of Millstreet Community School the superb artwork image by Artist, Barry Fraser.   We witness Danny Lane so expertly maintaining the picturesque grounds of Millstreet Community School.  And what an amount of jets were passing over Millstreet on 15th May 2014 - In 1993 it was helicopters!  Click on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.)
And still wonderfully creative in Millstreet exactly 21 years after Eurovision 1993 on Saturday, 15th May as we view Tony Dineen putting in place at the Gym of Millstreet Community School the superb artwork image by Artist, Barry Fraser. We witness Danny Lane so expertly maintaining the picturesque grounds of Millstreet Community School. And what an amount of jets were passing over Millstreet on 15th May 2014 – In 1993 it was helicopters!   Click on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.)

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Regional Report No. 1217 – Tuesday, 13th May 2014

Weekly Regional Report No. 1217

Tuesday, 13th May  2014

Presenter: Seán Radley (deputising for Eily Buckley)

The following is the extended script of the c103 Regional Report broadcast this morning on Patricia Messenger’s “Cork Today” weekday local radio programme. The transmission is repeated after midnight.

Good morning to you Patricia and welcome, dear Listeners, to Millstreet on this bright and fresh summer morning,  the 13th May 2014 which is exactly two days short of the 21st anniversary of the Eurovision Song Contest 1993 which was broadcast worldwide from the Green Glens Arena here in Millstreet.    This is Regional Report No. 1217.  And firstly we extend sincere sympathy to the Corkery Family and to Eily Buckley whose brother Denis Corkery of Kilmacthomas, Co. Waterford and formerly of Liscahane, recently went to his Eternal Reward.   Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam dílis.   Eily will be back reporting here on c103 as usual next week.

And today we greet the inspiring Julia at 100 years young, we hear about gramophone sounds celebrating the Bealtaine Festival and there’s more- much more! [read more …] “Regional Report No. 1217 – Tuesday, 13th May 2014”

Millstreet in the News – 5th Sept 2013

Mary Kate fundraiser hailed as a great success – Corkman – 5th Sept

Gold Leadership Award for Rebecca Enright – Corkman – 5th Sept

Duhallow hurling is now reaping what it has sown – Corkman – 5th Sept

Congrats to Gillian Kelleher who won best dressed lady at Tullamore Show, and followed it up with a win at Bantry Show– Harvey | Rogers Photography

Aine singled out by Youth Defence while on pilgrimige – Irish Independent – 8th Sept

‘Pump School’ for children with diabetes in Cork and Kerry – Southern Star – 4th Sept

Denmark’s location for Eurovision 2014 draws comparisons with Millstreet – Irish Independent (3rd Sept) – [also: RTE.ie]

Millstreet to step up a gear with rally plans – Irish Examiner – Sept 3rd

Brennans light up Cyclefest’s visit to Millstreet – Corkman – 29th Aug

Shear genius at the cutting edge nets €30k for St John’s – Corkman – 29th Aug

World TaeKwon-Do for Millstreet club member Connie – Corkman – 29th Aug

Emmets hang on for victory over Millstreet – Corkman – 29th Aug

Horse Fair promises bumper crowds – Corkman – 29th Aug

Tender is out for the Construction of two extra classrooms in the Presentation NS – mytenders.ie –  29th Aug

Charity Kitefest at Millstreet Country Park in aid of Breakthrough Cancer Research – Irish Examiner – 27th August [also: Corkman]

Irish Horse TV visits the Millstreet Horse Show (video 8mins) -IrishHorseTV.ie

Visiting Millstreet Museum & News of a Museum Exhibition to Coincide with Cork 20 Event in October 2013

We were delighted to welcome the Buckley Family from Ennis to our Museum during this past week.   Seán (originally from Kilcorney) is grandson of the gentleman who first established Kilcorney Feis in 1910.    The Family are pictured here with the very historic "Mobo" toy horse of the 1950s which was presented a number of years ago to the Museum by Maurice Walsh of Ickenham near London who came originally from Dooneen near Millstreet Railway Station.   Our Museum Church Gate Collection  takes place this evening and tomorrow in Millstreet.  (S.R.)
We were delighted to welcome the Buckley Family from Ennis to our Museum during this past week. Seán (originally from Kilcorney) is grandson of Liam Ó Buachalla who first established Kilcorney Feis in 1910.  Seán will be kindly coordinating a wonderful Motor Sport Exbibition especially focusing on some fascinating model cars – all to coincide with the upcoming Cork 20 prestigious event in Millstreet in October 2013.  The Family are pictured here with the very historic “Mobo” toy horse of the 1950s which was presented a number of years ago to the Museum by Maurice Walsh of Ickenham near London who came originally from Dooneen near Millstreet Railway Station. Our Museum Church Gate Collection takes place this evening and tomorrow in Millstreet.  Click on images to enlarge.  (S.R.)

 

Seán Buckley beside the unfinished Museum feature on the History of Kilcorney FeisBeside Eurovision 1993 Display in Millstreet Museum

 

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