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
Sports people who in the Sporting World are and were widely known
Sporting greats that Duhallow can claim for it’s own
People who are known Worldwide in many a city and town
One can say of them they have earned their renown
Of the great Olympians one always held in high esteem
Derrygallon’s Pat O Callaghan the hammer thrower supreme
World record holder and two times Olympic Champion in his prime the World’s best
The man never found to be wanting when put to the test [read more …] “Duhallow Greats”
Noel C Duggan the entrepreneur of Millstreet Town
The fellow who did dream of Worldwide renown
Did dream that the 1993 Eurovision Song Contest at his Green Glens Complex would take place
No challenge for him seems too daunting to face
Noel C Duggan did dream and his dream did come true
The man is a genius to give him his due
He brought The Eurovision Song Contest to the Town of Millstreet
At his Green Glens Arena for glory Europe’s best did compete [read more …] “Noel C Duggan Did Dream”
Click the audio player above to listen to Noel C.Duggan reminiscing on the Eurovision Song Contest which was held in his “cowshed” in Millstreet 19 years ago (1993). It’s from an interview with Damien O’Reilly on the CountryWide Programme on RTÉ Radio 1, this morning Saturday 26th May 2012. (6mins 25secs long) The 2012 Eurovision is on tonight at 8pm on RTE TV.
It’s that time of year again, and with the Eurovision on tonight at 8pm from Dusseldorf, Millstreet is getting a mention on the internet as one of the past hosts of the Song Contest. It’s even called a city in a few spots 😉
MSN Entertainment have a nice presentation of former cities, and it’s then Millsteet is mentioned in the same breath as other major European cities:
“Crystal Swing” are scheduled to appear on tonight’s “Late Late Show” on RTÉ1 television while on tomorrow (Saturday) night at 9.00 on Sky Channel 4More there is another opportunity to view the excellent Australian documentary entitled “The Secret History of the Eurovision” which contains significant footage of Millstreet re the 1993 Eurovision.
Last September (2010) and Australian Film crew rolled into Millstreet, to shoot part of a documentary on the history of the Eurovision Song Contest (held in Millstreet 2011). They received a great welcome from the locals as normal, and had a great few days here. The documentary is called The Secret History of Eurovision Song Contest was aired yesterday (Monday 2nd May) on RTE1. If you missed it, you can still see it for the next few weeks on the RTE website. Above are a few screen grabs from the programme, and there are more below. [read more …] “The Secret History of the Eurovision Song Contest”
Entitled “The Secret History of the Eurovision” this major documentary, part of which was filmed here in Millstreet in September 2010 when Niamh Kavanagh and the Duggan Family participated in comprehensive interviews, will be broadcast on RTÉ1 television on this Monday from 10.30 p.m until 12.15 a.m..
Niamh Kavanagh, Eurovision 1993 Winner, visited Millstreet in September 2010 to participate in a major Australian Television Documentary entitled “The Secret History of the Eurovision Song Contest” which is scheduled to be broadcast before Eurovision 2011 which occurs on 15th May (the exact date on which the Millstreet Eurovision took place in 1993). During her brief visit – she stayed at [read more …] “The True Spirit of Christmas as Expressed by Gearóid & Niamh”
Niamh Kavanagh who won the Eurovision Song Contest in Millstreet way back in 1993 is representing Ireland again this year in Oslo (Norway). The second semi-final is on tonight and Niamh and Co. will be doing their piece. You can’t vote for her if you’re in Ireland, but be sure to cheer them on. It starts at 8pm tonight on RTE2. Below is a video of her from the dress rehearsals in Oslo last night.
update 27th May: They’re in the final on Saturday night 🙂 Video from the semi final is below:
We thank Danny O’Neill, Cork whose mother is Mary, daughter of Rosie Kelleher, Murphy’s Terrace, Millstreet, for the following uplifting information regarding the impressive success of two local very talented musicians (whose photographs appear on millstreet.ie). Here is Danny’s very fine article:
Recently I was at a concert in UCC where Kenneth Cremin, son of Breda and Denis from the Priest Cross Millstreet and Cáit Buckley with connections to Aubane both received the 2010 “Doc Gleeson” award for Musical Achievement at a special concert held at the Aula Maxima, Main Campus in UCC. Kenneth played a piece of Classical music by Steve Reich on the electric guitar while Cáit Buckley played a collection of music on the harp. [read more …] “In Passing – April 2010”
In an interview with ESC Ireland, Niamh Kavanagh has a few words about her times here in Millstreet in 1993 when she won the Eurovision here.
It’s a shame I can’t say that Millstreet was the deciding factor, but it’s safe to say that I fitted in there no worries and it certainly gave me an experience that has never been nor likely to be repeated!
There is more on Millstreet, and she also talks about the upcoming Eurovision in Oslo.
Niamh Kavanagh who won the Eurovision in Millstreet back in 1993, last night won the Irish Eurosong last night with maximum votes from all the judges groups and the general public (tele-voting). She will be representing Ireland in the Eurovision 2010 in the Telenor Arena in Olso, Norway in the semi-final on May 27th and hopefully in the final on May 29th.
The Telenor Arena is actually a soccer stadium with a roof that can hold 23,000 people for a concert!