FEI Nations Cup™ Eventing Series

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

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Exquisite Green Glens So Peaceful Following Such Successful Equestrian Events

Following such successful equestrian events over the past few weeks here we share the calm quiet setting on Sunday evening as the most current event ended.  Ted O’Connor so loyally giving his dog a walk.  So many of the international visitors commented on the exquisite beauty of Drishane and Green Glens and indeed Millstreet Town itself. In coming weeks we shall feature lots of the pictures we recorded at Drishane and Green Glens. Click on the image to enlarge. (S.R.)

Wonderful Family Day at Drishane Cross Country Equestrian Event Today

With perfect weather, free admission and exquisite surroundings Drishane 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.)

Magnificent Green Glens Hugely Impresses the Many Visitors

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”

In Pictures: Last Day of the European Championships


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”

Teams arriving for the 2017 FEI European Eventing 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”

Pearl Jam in Millstreet

Eddie Vedder of Pearl Jam fame plays in Marquee in Cork tonight, but do know the last time he played in Cork was that fantastic concert in Green Glens ?

Well now you can listen back to the entire concert!

Click here to listen to it on archive.com

We’ve added below their rendition of ‘Alive’ from the night.

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Concert & Album Launch at Green Glens on Sat. 1st April 2017

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.

Click on the Poster to enlarge. (S.R.)

Very Successful Card Event for St. Joseph’s Community Hospital

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.)16christmas-in-millstreet-2016-1000 3christmas-in-millstreet-2016-1000 5christmas-in-millstreet-2016-1000 12christmas-in-millstreet-2016-1000And 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”

Angela Collins O’Mahony “Steeplejill” Book Launch at Green Glens on Sat. 19th Nov. 2016 at 7.30 pm

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.

Angela with Noel C. at Green Glens in October 2016.
Angela with Noel C. at Green Glens in October 2016.

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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”

Self Build and Improve Your Home Show 2016

self-build-and-improve-your-home-2016The 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”

Irish Examiner National Dairy Show 2016 Supreme Champion

2016-10-21-national-dairy-show-2016-championThe 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”

Millstreet International Trials at Green Glens on Thursday 25th Aug. 2016

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.)40International Horse Trials at Green Glens 25th Aug. 2016 -600 20International Horse Trials at Green Glens 25th Aug. 2016 -600 26International Horse Trials at Green Glens 25th Aug. 2016 -600 3International Horse Trials at Green Glens 25th Aug. 2016 -600 22International Horse Trials at Green Glens 25th Aug. 2016 -600And we continue our colourful tour. [read more …] “Millstreet International Trials at Green Glens on Thursday 25th Aug. 2016”

Millstreet International Horse Trials 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.


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Magical Showjumping Event at Wonderfully Colourful Green Glens

As the many equestrian transport vehicles left Millstreet on Sunday evening it marked a further superb success of the continuing Showjumping Events at exquisite Green Glens. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)
As the many equestrian transport vehicles left Millstreet on Sunday evening it marked a further superb success of the continuing Showjumping Events at exquisite Green Glens. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)

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Horse Show Week

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


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FEI European Junior Championships

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.

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Page 1 of the first edition of The Millstreet Times (an 8 page magazine for the European Championships). See the full magasine here.

Useful Information and Links:

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Wonderfully Exciting 30th Annual World Team Championships in Millstreet – Mounted Games Association of Ireland

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 

Millstreet Community Council meeting at the Wallis Arms Hotel on Thursday, 23rd June 2016 discussing preparations for the truly prestigious world equestrian event in Millstreet with the opening parade with some 150 ponies taking place on Tuesday evening 12th July through the town. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)
Millstreet Community Council meeting at the Wallis Arms Hotel on Thursday, 23rd June 2016 discussing preparations for this truly prestigious world equestrian event in Millstreet with the opening parade featuring some 150 ponies taking place on Tuesday evening 12th July through the town. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)
Conor O'Leary and daughter Donelle who attended the meeting provided a superb outline of the major equestrian event at Green Glens. Conor from Donoughmore is one of the chief coordinators of this magnificent world equestrian event. He and Donelle provided a wonderfully comprehensive radio interview and this will be broadcast at 10pm on our weekly "Radio Treasures" programme on www.corkmusicstation.com this coming Tuesday, 28th June.
Conor O’Leary and daughter Donelle who attended the meeting provided a superb outline of the major equestrian event at Green Glens. Conor from Donoughmore is one of the chief coordinators of this magnificent world equestrian event. He and Donelle provided a wonderfully comprehensive radio interview and this will be broadcast at 10pm on our weekly “Radio Treasures” programme on this coming Tuesday, 28th June on www.corkmusicstation.com .

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Successful Student Climate Change and Migration Seminar held in Green Glens Arena, Millstreet

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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.

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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.

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Mounted Games World Team Championships coming to Green Glens this Summer

Mounted Games 0109_The Mounted Games World Team Championships will be held at the Green Glens Arena, Co Cork from July 11th-15th

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.

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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!