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

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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!

SelfBuild 2015

2015-11-07 SelfBuild 01The SelfBuild & Improve your Home Exhibition is on this weekend at Green Glens.

Expect over 125 exhibitors, the chance to win €5000 towards home improvements, advice on areas in building, gardening, skills, planning and much more….for free tickets and to find out more on the show please click here

The weather outside isn’t good for much this weekend, and there’s always something of interest for everyone.

National Dairy Show 2015

National Dairy Show 2015

Saturday 17th October in Green Glens Arena, Millstreet, Co. Cork.

20 pedigree Holstein & Jersey classes
Finals National YMA Showmanship League
Live demo/discussion on Herd Health
Automative bedding trial
120 Trade displays
Great family Day out:  Model Farm Displays   Bouncy Castle / Face Painting
2015 Judge: Harold Sweetnam, Manitobe, Canada

Lifetime achievement Award
2015 Innovation Award

Saturday 17th October ‘15
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Cinema Returns to Millstreet!

The original West End Millstreet Cinema opened in 1937 and closed in 1973. This week, located in the Grounds of Green Glens beside Millstreet Community School a magnificent Mobile Cinema is in place for the benefit of the many local School in a superb project entitled "Fighting Words" where many young people experience a splendid educational workshop coordinated by an enthusiastic Team from national and international level. Here we see children from Derrinagree N.S. following their wonderful workshop in the Mobile Cinema. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)
The original West End Millstreet Cinema opened in 1937 and closed in 1973. This week, located in the Grounds of Green Glens beside Millstreet Community School a magnificent Mobile Cinema is in place for the benefit of the many local Schools participating in a superb project entitled “Fighting Words” where many young people experience a splendid educational workshop coordinated by an enthusiastic Team (pictured below) from national and international level. Here we see children from Derrinagree N.S.  (and others) following their wonderful workshop in the Mobile Cinema.  In Dublin the renowned Roddy Doyle is one of the national key motivators of this excellent project.  Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)

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Let’s view further pictures from this highly praiseworthy educational experience.

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Videos: Impressions of Millstreet Show 2015


Impressions of Millstreet International Horse Show 2015 (above) is by ClipMyHorse.tv, the on site camera crew btoadcasting live on the internet. More videos below include an interview with Thomas Duggan, and an interview with Pat Wall – chairman of [read more …] “Videos: Impressions of Millstreet Show 2015”

It’s Horse Show Week !

2015-08-10 Horse Show Week - posterMillstreet International Horse Show is upon us again and gets underway this Tuesday morning, and continues on until Sunday evening. The weather looks like being very nice for the week, so hopefully all the visitors to Millstreet will have a great week (us locals should go and enjoy it too as it’s free for all 🙂 )

For more details see: Millstreet.horse for schedules, results, etc, @millstreetshow on twitter, and MillstreetHorseShow on Facebook. [read more …] “It’s Horse Show Week !”

Irish Drift Championship at Green Glens

The spectacular Irish Drift Championship is taking place at Green Glens this weekend from noon to 6pm each day.  it is possible to view the exciting event on livestream www.irishdriftchampionship.com .  Click on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.)
The spectacular Irish Drift Championship is taking place at Green Glens this weekend from noon to 6pm each day. It is possible to view the exciting event on livestream www.irishdriftchampionship.com . Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.) 

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The Rally Car, Brendan, is fro another circuit!
The Rally Car, Brendan, is for another circuit!

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Eurovision ’93: Back Stage Reaction to the Win

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
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Tickets for the Irish Drift Championship Event

2015-04-27 Round 2 of the Irish Drift Championship in Green Glens - posterRound 2 of The Irish Drift Championship will take place at Green Glens Arena in Millstreet, Co. Cork on June 6th/7th.

Due to seating, space and safety reasons only 1800 tickets will be available for this event. Tickets will go on sale this Friday morning April 30th at 9:00am on the IDC website : www.irishdriftchampionship.com

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Easter Monday – Sunshine and Showjumping

2015-04-06 Easter Monday Sunshine - Welcome Tour at Green GlensWall to wall sunshine this Bank Holiday Easter Monday for the first of the Eventing Ireland one day events – Cross Country gets underway in Drishane Castle from 1pm! The Welcome tour is on from April 2nd to 12th, taking a break tomorrow April 7th. Full details on millstreethorseshow.ie with updates and more on their facebook page.

Our own Gerladine Dennehy has been taking photos at the show for the last few days. Here are links to the photos from the first few days: Day 4 – Easter Sunday (52 photos); Day 3 – Easter Saturday (38 photos); Day 2 – Good Friday (19 photos); Day 1 – Holy Thursday (20 photos) [read more …] “Easter Monday – Sunshine and Showjumping”

The Alex Ott Appeal – Rock for Ott

2015-03-18 Alex Ott Appeal -posterAlex Ott suffered a serious spinal injury while exercising a horse last November.
He has undergone phase one of his immediate treatment in Cork University
Hospital and he is now in The National Rehabilitation Centre in Dun Laoghaire,
Co. Dublin undergoing assessment and intensive treatment.

Alex is a well known hunt enthusiast where horses coupled with all forms of
equestrian sport were his life. Alex is a passionate horseman, skilled in all
aspects of horse  management and both he and his partner Janet run Gooseberry
Hill Horses. He has four young children Zara, Andy, Luke, Ella all active pony riders within Duhallow … Read the full article

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Inaugural Millstreet / Drishane Castle International Horse Trials

2015-08-28 Millstreet & Drishane Castle International Horse Trials - a new Date for the diaryHaving built a new cross country course for the overwhelmingly successful European Pony Championships last year, Millstreet Horse Show have announced a new date on the equine calendar:

Millstreet / Drishane Castle
International Horse Trials

which will be held from August 28th to 30th.

See more on MillstreetHorseShow.ie

Below is a sample of the action from the European Pony Championships:

Spring Farm Machinery Show (21st &22nd Jan)

2015-01-22 Q8 Spring Farm Machinery Show - posterMunsters Biggest Farm Show, The Q8 Oils Spring Farm Machinery Show, is again being held at the Green Glens Arena in Millstreet, on the 21st and 22nd January, 2015.

The event attracts over 10,000 farmers and contractors from across Ireland and the UK to view the latest machinery, gather technical information and network with the industry. It has always been the largest of its kind in Munster and this year it promises to be bigger
and better than ever with over 200 exhibitors. This is an extremely popular annual event showcasing all the latest and best agricultural equipment and machinery the industry has to offer, from tractors to fencing tools and feeder wagons to tillage equipment.

Full details are on the event brochure.

Listen to the radio advert below:

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Preparing Cows for a Dairy Show

2014-11-27 Ear to the Ground - National Dairy Show 05This evening Ear to the Ground (RTÉ ONE) had a feature from Millstreet: “Darragh McCullough explores the National Dairy Show in Millstreet, Co Cork, where he meets the Murphys who stay up all night to keep their cows and calves clean for the parade ring.

It’s an interesting look at what goes on behind the scenes at a dairy show – from leading them, feeding them, keeping them clean, washing, clipping, and blowdrying them, and even hair extensions.  See the show on the RTÉ Player (from 15:54 to the end of the programme).

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Self Build Exhibition Continues Today at Green Glens

Brian & Clive Corry coordinating another very successful Exhibition for the 10th year at Green Glens.  With their superbly dedicated Team they continue to attract very large numbers to the Green Glens for a most interesting and informative experience.  Click on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.)
Brian & Clive Corry coordinating another very successful Exhibition for the 10th year at Green Glens. With their superbly dedicated Team they continue to attract very large numbers to  Green Glens for a most interesting and informative experience. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)

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Owners Pony & Young Riders Charity Show 2014

2014-10-25 Owners Pony and Young Riders Show - headerThere’s around 3,000 entries for this weekend’s Owners Pony and Young Riders Charity Show, in the Green Glens, Millstreet. The event has been a major attraction since it was launched 28 years ago (16th year in Millstreet), and this year is nothing different. Entry as ever is free, and the organisers are looking forward to seeing as many friends of the show as possible, both new & old.

Info/results: ownerscharityshow.org … Preview in the Irish Examiner

Photos: Friday (30) … Saturday (29) Sunday … (100) … Denisa Official (thousands)