On Tuesday evening in lovely sunshine, the Opening Ceremony for the European Mounted Games Team and Individual Championships 2019 was held in Millstreet. The Millstreet Pipe Band lead the parade of 17 European Countries from Green Glens up through the town where the official opening was declared in the Town Square. It was followed by music and a wonderful international social evening. Below are lots of photos and videos from the evening:
The European Mounted Games Championships 2019 will be held at Millstreet Green Glens Equestrian Centre from July 8th – 14th. A Parade through Millstreet Town will be held on Tuesday July 9th at 7pm led by Millstreet Pipe Band followed by the Opening Ceremony in the Square. All are welcome.
A truly wonderful Irish Pony Club event – the National Minimus Championships, took place at Green Glens and at Drishane this past weekend. Here we share two images of the occasion with more to follow later. Click on the pictures to enlarge. (S.R.)
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”
It’s rare to see double decker buses in Millstreet but on Sat. 16th March 2019 a number of them were part of the transport bringing huge numbers of enthusiastic young people to Green Glens for the annual TechWorks Festival. Participants travelled from many parts of Ireland and some came from the UK also. The event commences shortly after midday and ended at midnight. The occasion was very well coordinated and security was most professional. Such was the volume of the modern music that it echoed beyond Green Glens. Clearly it was a happy and enjoyable occasion for the great number of participants. We thank Thomas, Pat and Muireann and the TechWorks organisers for permitting us to share images from the very colourful event. Click on the pictures (almost 40) to enlarge. (S.R.) [read more …] “TechWorks Festival at Green Glens Attracts Huge Young Audience”
Renowned Poet Patrick Thomas Hammer from New York is presently paying his yearly visit to Ireland and especially to his Millstreet Relations – the O’Rahilly Family of Tanyard Wood. We thank Patrick for the presentation of his most recent Book of Poetry to the Museum. He is blessed with such a wonderful sense of humour and is so superbly witty. He is a magnificent Ambassador for America and so impressively proud of his Irish roots. As well as visiting Millstreet Museum on Saturday, 20th Oct. 2018 he was truly impressed by a visit to the excellent National Dairy Show at Green Glens – an event which this year received RTÉ television national News coverage. On a future “Radio Treasures” on CMS we shall feature a special interview with Patrick in which he recalls a splendid visit to John C. Casey’s New York shop. Here we join Patrick on his Millstreet visit. Click on the 27 images to enlarge. (S.R.)
The National Dairy Show which for almost forty years has been held at Green Glens, Millstreet takes place on today 20th Oct. 2018. The prestigious event attracts people from far and wide to witness the judging of Ireland’s most impressive cows. Here we share three images showing the preparation for the annual occasion. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)
The action in the FEI Nations Cup CICO3* at Millstreet International Horse Trials kicks off today in Green Glens. You can watch Thursday’s dressage live below or on the Millstreet Horse Trials Facebook page. The rest of the competition will be shown live on the FEI’s YouTube Channel and FEI TV, and there will also be a live stream on Eventing Nation each day.
Believed to be the largest Millstreet International Show in ten years there is such a vibrant atmosphere at Green Glens where the Arenas look magnificent, the horse-boxes hugely impressive and the standard of jumping quite phenomenal. The town is looking so very welcoming with its vast arrays of floral arrangements. “Cinnamon Bakery and Coffee Shop” officially opened at West End on 15th August. Here we share a selection of images to illustrate the colour and impressive nature of this very important annual event in Millstreet. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.) [read more …] “Wonderfully Busy Show Week 2018 in Millstreet”
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
With perfect weather, free admission and exquisite surroundingsDrishane Estate is the place to truly enjoy today – Sat. 26th aug. 2017. Tomorrow the focus is on Green Glens for Equestrian Sport. Click on the images below to enlarge. (S.R.)
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.)
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.
The Millstreet Comhaltas Concert which takes place in the Green Glens on Saturday evening. Millstreet Community Choir are the special guests.
Free admission and everyone welcome. Music Seisiún to follow – with teas, sandwiches and full bar.
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. 2016Noel 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.
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”