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”
The Eurovision 1993 information board at West End Millstreet 
Watch the full programme above, and also below are links to three more videos from the RTÉ News Archives from Millstreet before and after the contest:
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”
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? 
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 Radley” Facebook 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”
“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]
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. 
I like the I know everyone thinks their dad was the coolest tweet so I'm doing one:
I know everyone thinks their dad was the coolest but my dad was a diehard #Eurovision fan and he worked on the show during Ireland's historical winning spree (4 wins in 5 years '92 to '96 💪)
— Resting Bitch Fave (@Sophie__White_) June 17, 2019
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.
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”
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.) And we continue with some more superbly colourful windows…. [read more …] “Eurovision in Millstreet Exactly 23 Years Ago Today!”
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:
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”
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!
Michael 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”
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”
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”
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 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”
With 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”
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”
The addition of these two Murals plus the updating of the famous “Eurovision Flags Wall” in Minor Row is such an uplifting development in the ongoing marvellous steps being taken to further enhance the appearance of Sráid a’Mhuilinn. Well, well done to all the dedicated people who help to [read more …] “Magnificent New Mural at Mill Race”
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”
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
PARISH NEWSLETTER for BALLYDALY-CULLEN-MILLSTREET
The most Holy Trinity – 26th May, 2013
Canon John Fitzgerald P.P. Tel Nos. Millstreet 029-70043/Mobile 087-7752948
Email: <email> www.dioceseofkerry.ie
PARISH OFFICE OPENING HOURS: MONDAY-TUESDAY- WEDNESDAY-FRIDAY
10.00a.m.-1.00p.m. & 2.00p.m.-5.00p.m.
Your prayers are requested for the repose of the souls of the following and for those whose anniversaries occur around this time, and for those for whom masses will be offered during the week:
RECENT DEATHS: Fr. Ned Corridan, Duagh & former C.C. in Millstreet; Nuala Joyce, Tralee & Cullen; Joe O’Donoghue, Cahirbarnagh & Cork; Eileen Stevens (nee Coyne), Chicago & Ballydaly; Declan Healy, Faha; Nora Jessop (nee Murphy), England & Glountane.
Programme 220 Edited by Sean Murphy
All the slideshows that were shown on the big screens at the Eurovision 20th anniversary celebrations in the Green Glens last weekend, the forthcoming Sheep Shearing Championships this weekend, as well as the usual Regional Report, Music and studio discussion
The video above shows Niamh Kavanagh last night performing her winning Eurovision song ‘In Your Eyes’ at the Green Glens Arena – the very place she won twenty years ago, at the twentieth anniversary celebrations of the Eurovision in Millstreet (18th May 2013). Niamh was the special guest at the party which was attended by about four hundred guests. Seán will surely have photos and video on the site in the next few days – video by Joseph Lawlor
This morning, Jerry Pat O’Leary (O’Leary’s Butchers in the Square) was talking to Ryan Tubridy on his 2FM show this morning about the Eurovision 1993, the memories and what’s happening this week. Click on the audio player above to listen to the interview. [read more …] “Jerry Pat discusses the Eurovision with Tubridy”