What an exciting (and chilly) weekend it’s been when Daniel and Majella were accorded a royal welcome by Eily and the people of Millstreet and beyond (images of this we cannot share at the moment but at a later point permission will hopefully be granted)….when Millstreet Pipe Band performed inside and outside the Church…when Carriganima has its very own Snow Parade (!) with Fr. A. Wickham as its Grand Marshal (organizer Seán Murphy is very grateful for such wonderful support on such a cold day)…when Green Glens hosted a spectacular music event with well over 4,000 young people attending. Here we share a selection of images from this special weekend. We shall add lots more later. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.) [read more …] “Highlights of Wonderful St. Patrick’s Weekend 2018”
After all the excitement in Millstreet yesterday, today we welcome the Annual Clara Mountain Run which kicks off at the earlier time of 1:30pm from the West End (not to be confused with yesterday’s Ultra Marathon), and also the Techworks Dance Music Festival in the Green Glens where a sold out crowd of over 4,000 revellers will take in some of the best DJ’s from around Europe.
In 1995 when the Cranberries were selling albums as fast as they could be manufactured, the Cranberries biggest show at home on the the No Need to Argue Tour was in Millstreet. They shook the Green Glens that night, before resting in Limerick for a few weeks ahead of two months touring in Europe and the USA.
Four years later, their next Irish gig was also in Millstreet, and it was another fabulous night in the Green Glens, as they played all the crowd favourites mixed with new songs. Endearing happy memories of two special nights in Millstreet, which vividly stick in the minds as for many it was their first big concert (see comments below).
So it is with sadness that we hear of the death of lead singer Dolores O’Riordan this evening. Our prayers and thoughts are with her family and friends.
Some of the world’s greatest event riders will be heading to the Green Glens Arena and adjoining Drishane Castle Demesne in 2018 as it was announced recently that Millstreet will host the Irish leg of the 2018 FEI Nations Cup™ Eventing Series from August 22nd to August 26th next year. Speaking after the announcement, Millstreet director Thomas Duggan said:
“It is an honour to be bringing international team competition of the highest order back to Millstreet. Having seen the extraordinary level of talent at our recent Pony (2014) and Junior/Young Rider (2016) European Championships, I’m looking forward to seeing what senior riders make of the Mike Etherington-Smith designed Cross Country track and the unique Irish welcome we offer to all visitors.” – read the full article on Millstreet.horse
The first round of act announcements for the TechWorks Festival 2018, at the Green Glens Arena, Bank Holiday Sunday – 18th March (the biggest indoor underground dance music event in Cork of 2018) include:
Green Velvet // Route 94 // Enrico Sangiuliano // Layton Giordani
This week (24th-27th) sees the International Horse Trials at Green Glens and Drishane. Full details on the Millstreet.Horse website.
On a visit today the ten images below just illustrate what a tremendous atmosphere there is at the Millstreet International Show 2017 in the supremely exquisite setting of beautiful Green Glens. Delighted to meet with so many great people on this visit on Wednesday, 2nd August 2017. Lots more images to follow later. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)
And we continue to share some 56 further images to illustrate the magnificent setting for the important annual occasion. [read more …] “Magnificent Green Glens Hugely Impresses the Many Visitors”
The sun set over the Drishane Cross Country course and the Green Glens Arena on Sunday evening, and with it the 2017 FEI European Eventing Championships for Young Riders & Juniors has come to an end! A huge congratulations to Bubby Upton Eventing ️(GB) and Hanna Knuppel ️️(DE) on their respective Junior and Young Rider Individual gold medals as well as the German J & YR teams who swept the boards in both the team competitions (full results).
Most teams have left Millstreet at this stage, so next for us in Millstreet, it’s the annual International Horse Show, which starts NEXT WEEK August 2nd-6th.FEI
Below is out last selection of photos and videos from Sunday (again it may take a little time to load): [read more …] “In Pictures: Last Day of the European Championships”
It’s been a really lovely warm and sunny day as many of the teams arrived for the sixteen countries in the 2017 FEI European Eventing Championships for Young Riders and Juniors, which are being held in Green Glens and Drishane from Wednesday to Sunday.
Full show details can be found at Millstreet.horse/eu2017, or just click on the logo for the logo for the show which will be on the on the top of right of the sidebar all week.
To give a flavour of what’s happening, we’ve added below some of the photos that the teams have been posting to social media below: [read more …] “Teams arriving for the 2017 FEI European Eventing Championships”
Well now you can listen back to the entire concert!
We’ve added below their rendition of ‘Alive’ from the night.
The annual Card Drive event for St. Joseph’s Community Hospital, Millstreet took place at Green Glens on Sunday night, 11th Dec. 2016. Here we share a selection of images from the very successful event. The public address system was superbly provided by Brian Murphy of Clondrohid. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.) And we share a further selection of pictures below regarding the Annual Card Drive. [read more …] “Very Successful Card Event for St. Joseph’s Community Hospital”
On Saturday, 19th Nov. 2016 Noel C. Duggan will officially launch Angela Collins O’Mahony’s superb Book “Steeplejill” at the Coach Restaurant in Green Glens, Millstreet at 7:30 pm. Everyone is welcome to attend this special occasion where one will get an opportunity to purchase a signed copy of the fascinating publication. Angela is of course married to John O’Mahony of Cloghoulabeg, Millstreet and recently visited Millstreet where she received a wonderful tour of Green Glens and Drishane from Noel C.. She also met many other people during her October visit. A contribution based on book sales on the occasion will later be presented to the Millstreet Church Fund. The programme for the upcoming special Millstreet Book Launch is as follows:
7:30pm: Piper from Millstreet Pipe Band will welcome All on arrival.
7:40pm: Members of Millstreet Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann will perform traditional music.
8:00pm: Official Launch by Noel C. Duggan followed by Address by Author Angela Collins O’Mahony.
8:30pm: Continuation of Musical Presentation by members of Millstreet CCÉ during which Light Refreshments will be served.
On “Radio Treasures” on Tues. 15th Nov. 2016 at 10pm we featured an interview with Angela. The online radio programme may be accessed on www.corkmusicstation.com We now share some further images and look forward to meeting with all on Sat. 19th Nov. at 7:30pm. Click on the images above and below to enlarge. (S.R.) [read more …] “Angela Collins O’Mahony “Steeplejill” Book Launch at Green Glens on Sat. 19th Nov. 2016 at 7.30 pm”
The Self Build and Improve Your Home show returns, once again, to the well-known Green Glens Arena in Millstreet, Co Cork this weekend (12th and 13th). It brings with it more than 120 high quality exhibitors just itching to help you build a new home or improve, extend and make-over your existing one. Windows, doors, kitchens, bathrooms, slates, tiles, floor coverings, interior designers – they are all here and more – including construction and building professionals to share with you their years of knowledge and experience in all things home and building related.
Clive Corry, Chairman of SelfBuild Ireland, said: “Following on from the huge success of the 2015 Self Build and Improve Your Home show at Millstreet in County Cork, we committed to building a bigger and better show in 2016 for all the self-builders of Munster and I am confident we have done that. We are delighted to [read more …] “Self Build and Improve Your Home Show 2016”
The Irish Examiner National Dairy Show 2016 Supreme Champion was awarded to Laurelelm Shottel Daffodil owned by Rickey Barrett, Ballinhassig, Cork. Stephen Cadogan, ‘Irish Examiner’ Farming editor, made the presentation at the Green Glens Arena in Millstreet, Co Cork. Also included are, from left: Charlie Gallagher, chief executive of Irish Holstein Friesian Breeders; John Barrett; judge Meurig James; and Carlisle Smith, president of the Cork Holstein Friesian Breeders.
The full results of the National Dairy Show are on the IHFA website.
[read more …] “Irish Examiner National Dairy Show 2016 Supreme Champion”
While Drishane Cross Country Course will be the exquisite setting for the international equestrian events of Friday and Saturday we take you on a tour of Green Glens as it so wonderfully looked on Thursday, 25th August 2016. Blessed with glorious sunshine the focus was on the marvellously graceful Dressage and energetic Showjumping activities. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.) And we continue our colourful tour. [read more …] “Millstreet International Trials at Green Glens on Thursday 25th Aug. 2016”
Take a look at the Millstreet 2016 Cross Country course from the air! Horses and Riders are coming from all over the world, including much of Europe, and America.
Friday 26th and Saturday 27th August. Timetables below.
Among the prestigious Judges present for the many international competitions during the past week was Neil O’Connor of West End – now residing with his Family in the USA. [read more …] “Magical Showjumping Event at Wonderfully Colourful Green Glens”
This week in Green Glens: Millstreet Horse Show is Ireland’s largest annual equestrian event and the only CSI*** to be held here, and has become Ireland’s largest shop window for the Equestrian Industry and young horse classes feature strongly; including the renowned Young Irelander loose jumping for 3 year old horses and the National Discovery for 4 year olds.The show features classes that cater for all age levels and grades with a full range of National classes as well as the final of the Coolmore Young Champion of Ireland series. It started on Wednesday and ends this Sunday. Clip My Horse are back and have the following two videos, one on the horse show, and the other on the welcome at Millstreet Museum
[read more …] “Horse Show Week”
We welcome all the visitors from twenty nine countries around Europe for this week’s FEI European Junior Championships in Millstreet. A fantastic week of Show Jumping is in store.
And … don’t forget the Parade of Nations at 6:30pm this evening through the town, with the opening ceremony in Green Glens, and entertainment by Liam O’Connor.
Useful Information and Links:
- Timetables and more information is available at: millstreet.horse/eu2016 (Timetables PDF , FEI Schedule )
- Start Lists & Results: Children, Juniors, Young Riders
- FEI European Jumping Championships for YR J Ch 2016 – news, pictures, and more
- Can’t be here, watch the Championships online (details)
Just a fraction of the action from The World Mounted Games in Green Glens last week !
Photos thanks to Geraldine Dennehy. (click the photos to see them full size)
Official Website for the upcoming prestigious event to be held in Millstreet 11-17 July 2016: http://www.mgaireland.com/worlds-2016.html
To view an excellent slide show illustrating one of the past events please log on to http://www.mgaireland.com/gallery.html
Eight Transition Year students and their teachers from eight post-primary schools joined together to learn more about climate change and migration at a student seminar held at Green Glens Arena, Millstreet on 2nd February 2016. The students attending were from Coachford Community College, St. Mary’s Secondary School, Bishop McEgan College and De La Salle College, Macroom, Boherbue Comprehensive School, Millstreet Community School, Scoil Mhuire Kanturk and Scoil Phobail Sliabh Luachra. The event was coordinated by Sheila Dillon, Education Officer with Trócaire and John Magee, Chaplain in Millstreet Community School. Given that there has been so much in the news over the last year about climate change and migration, the aim of the day was to explore the issues from different perspectives. The four workshops were facilitated by Aisling McGrath from WorldWise Global Schools, Sarah Walsh from Eco UNESCO, Deirdre Walsh from Trócaire and Bernie Connolly from Cork Environmental Forum. Topics explored included the new UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDG’s), consumerism, climate change and its impact in Kenya, and sustainable agriculture. Two students from each school had a chance to attend two of the workshops, with the hope that they would bring what they had learned back to their colleagues in their various schools.
The students who were there on the day had a lot to say about why they attended the seminar, what they had found interesting and what strategies they felt their schools could adopt on top of what they do already to help counter the effects of climate change.
The Mounted Games Association of Ireland (MGAI) will host the prestigious 30th annual Mounted Games World Team Championships (WTC) for 2016 in the Milstreet Green Glens Arena, Co Cork from July 11th-15th.
Mounted Games is a branch of equestrian sport in which 31 different games are played by people of all ages, on ponies up to a height of 15hh. The Games are a true test of horsemanship, skill and speed. Mounted Games is exhilarating to watch and is a spectacle at many top international shows including the Royal Windsor Horse Show, Horse of The Year Show (HOYS) and the Dublin Horse Show at the RDS.