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.) 

www.irishdriftchampionship.com

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
[read more …] “Eurovision ’93: Back Stage Reaction to the Win”

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

There are [read more …] “Tickets for the Irish Drift Championship Event”

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

[read more …] “The Alex Ott Appeal – Rock for Ott”

Steve Collins v Chris Eubank – 18th March 1995

CHRIS EUBANK vs STEVE COLLINS I: Steve Collins defeated the previously unbeaten long-reigning champion Chris Eubank in Green Glens, Millstreet, on 18th March 1995 to win the WBO super-middleweight title.

Collins had enlisted the help of well known guru Tony Quinn, and they led the press to believe that Collins would be [read more …] “Steve Collins v Chris Eubank – 18th March 1995”

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:

[read more …] “Spring Farm Machinery Show (21st &22nd Jan)”

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).

Below are a few more images from the programme: [read more …] “Preparing Cows for a Dairy Show”

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)

National Dairy Show 2014

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2014-10-18 Millstreet Dairy Show 04 bSupreme Champion at the National Dairy Show held at the Green Glens, Millstreet, last Saturday October 18th, was Glaslough Miss Petra, Pictured (right)with handler Denis O’Neill, and owners Kenneth (left), David Boyd (right) and Judge Iwan Morgan. Photo Tony Keane.

Full Results

Innovation Award Winners
[read more …] “National Dairy Show 2014”

The Eurovision 1993 Stage Design

1993 Underneath the stage of the 1993 Eurovisoin
Underneath the Eurovision 1993 stage

The Eurovision Song Contest 1993 was broadcast live from the Green Glens Arena, Millstreet, Co. Cork on May 15 to an international audience of over 350 million people.

Work on the project commenced in September 1992 with a feasibility report highlighting the staging difficulties of the Millstreet arena.

Addressing the main problem of lack of height in the venue led to two key features of the final design, namely a three foot excavation of the area under the stage to accommodate underfloor lighting and a 60′ wide tilted ceiling piece to allow cameras to [read more …] “The Eurovision 1993 Stage Design”

This is Horse Show Week (12-17th August 2014)

2014-08-11 Millstreet International Horse Show - posterThis is Millstreet International Horse Show week and it starts today (Tuesday 12th) at 10:30am. Horse Trucks and Horseboxes have been rolling into the Green Glens since the gates opened yesterday morning.

We’d like to welcome everyone that comes to Millstreet this week, and hope you have a great time. There’s a record number of entries this year and schedules have been changing at this late stage to reflect this.

Hopefully the weather will cooperate. There’s a few showers forecast every day, but nothing too serious.

A visit to the Millstreet Horse Show is unmissable for the equestrian fanatic. Enjoy a day out watching the country’s best horses and riders. Admission is FREE and there is ample car parking available.

Full up to date details are available on MillstreetHorseShow.ie, Facebook, and Twitter

[read more …] “This is Horse Show Week (12-17th August 2014)”

Marymount Fundraising Project by Jerry & Tim Progressing Very Well

Jerry & Tim who are two of the most dedicated members of the Millstreet Fundraising Project for Marymount Hospice have already raised in excess of €2,000.00 for the wonderfully praiseworthy Fund are pictured here at the recent Newmarket Show which was held in Green Glens.  Their most recent very successful fundraiser took place on Friday night at the open air dancing in Mushera where many people especially from the Ballinagree area were very supportive of the Project.  Tickets continue to sell well.   If you wish to support the Fund we have tickets here at Millstreet Museum or you may very well see Jerry and Tim with their mobile stand at an event before the closing date on Friday, 24th Oct. when the occasion of the Draw takes place at the Pub in Carriganima.  Dr. Pat Casey also has tickets for sale for the Project.  Dr. Pat Casey also has tickets for sale for the Project.  Click on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.)

Jerry & Tim who are two of the most dedicated members of the Millstreet Fundraising Project for Marymount Hospice have already raised in excess of €2,000.00 for the wonderfully praiseworthy Fund and are pictured here at the recent Newmarket Show which was held in Green Glens. Their most recent very successful fundraiser took place on Friday night at the open air dancing in Mushera where many people especially from the Ballinagree area were very supportive of the Project. Tickets continue to sell well. If you wish to support the Fund we have tickets here at Millstreet Museum or you may very well see Jerry and Tim with their mobile stand at an event before the closing date on Friday, 24th Oct. when the occasion of the Draw takes place at the Pub in Carriganima. Dr. Pat Casey also has tickets for sale for the Project.  Click on the images to enlarge.   (S.R.)

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Geraldine Dennehy’s Truly Marvellous Coverage of the Highly Prestigious 2014 Pony Event at Green Glens

Photographer supreme, Geraldine Dennehy, truly captured some very special images as she so dedicatedly achieved excellent coverage of the prestigious equestrian event at Green Glens.  She recorded the visit of the Duhallow Hunt (above) as well as famous visitors such as John Tracey (below) and Seán Kelly.
Photographer supreme, Geraldine Dennehy, truly captured some very special images as she so dedicatedly achieved excellent coverage of the prestigious equestrian event at Green Glens. She recorded the visit of the Duhallow Hunt (above) as well as famous visitors such as John Tracey (below) and Seán Kelly.  Click on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.)

John Tracey-800Sean Kelly & Noel C-800A French supporter during the national anthem-800We thank Geraldine for sharing such splendid pictures with us.  Let’s observe a [read more …] “Geraldine Dennehy’s Truly Marvellous Coverage of the Highly Prestigious 2014 Pony Event at Green Glens”

Denis O’Regan’s Magnificent Pictorial Coverage of EJC2014 Event & The European Pony Championships at Green Glens and at Drishane

We extend sincere thanks to Denis O'Regan (pictured below) for sharing truly superb images of both the Juggling and Pony Events.  Click on the pictures to enlarge.  (S.R.)
We extend sincere thanks to Denis O’Regan (pictured below) for sharing truly superb images of both the Juggling and Pony Events. Click on the pictures to enlarge.   (S.R.)

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Champions All as the European Pony Championships Conclude!

Our picture says it all!   All Champions on the final day of the hugely successful European Pony Championships 2014 in Millstreet.  Noel C. Duggan expresses his delight on the remarkable five day event in Millstreet where world-class equestrian facilities enormously impressed the many European Visitors.  Here Noel C. joins the winners at the final presentation event - Beligium (silver), France (gold) and Ireland (bronze).  Over the next few days we shall catch up on sharing the many pics from the past fortnight in Millstreet including a special pictorial selection from Denis O'Regan.   Click on the image to enlarge.  (S.R.)
Our picture says it all!   Champions All on the final day of the hugely successful European Pony Championships 2014 in Millstreet. Noel C. Duggan expresses his delight on the remarkable five day event in Millstreet where world-class equestrian facilities enormously impressed the many European Visitors. Here Noel C. joins the winners at the final presentation event – (from left) Belgium (silver), France (gold) and Ireland (bronze).  Over the next few days we shall catch up on sharing the many pictures from the past fortnight in Millstreet including a special pictorial selection from Denis O’Regan. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)
Noel C. is congratulated by Tom Slattery, Chef d'Equipe of the Irish Equestrian Team.  also included is Photographer supreme, Geraldine Dennehy who has worked with both in the world of equestrian sprort.
Noel C. is congratulated by Tom Slattery, Chef d’Equipe of the Irish Equestrian Team at the conclusion of the final Press Conference.  Also included is Photographer supreme, Geraldine Dennehy who has in the past worked with both in the world of equestrian sport.

Magnificent Drishane Cross Country Event Delights Huge Attendance on Saturday, 2nd August 2014 in Brilliant Sunshine

Huge crowds arriving at Drishane Cross Country Course on Saturday, 2nd August 2014 were absolutely enchanted by the magical 21-jump course.  All this in brilliant sunshine.   Here we feature Part One of our coverage.  Click on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.)
Huge crowds arriving at Drishane Cross Country Course on Saturday, 2nd August 2014 were absolutely enchanted by the magical 21-jump course. All this in brilliant sunshine. Here we feature Part One of our coverage.   Click on the images to enlarge.    (S.R.)

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Impressive Presentations, Exquisite Dining & A Superb Concert

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Very impressive presentation ceremonies at Green Glens, a visit to Galty Valley Mobile Customised Catering Marquee and a splendid Concert at Drishane with Marina Cassidy & Friends were all part of our Thursday, 31st july recordings at the European Pony Championships 2014.   One can view the various competitions  online by logging into www.millstreet2014.com.   Click on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.)
Very impressive presentation ceremonies at Green Glens, a visit to Galty Valley Mobile Customised Catering Marquee and a splendid Concert at Drishane with Marina Cassidy & Friends were all part of our Thursday, 31st july recordings at the European Pony Championships 2014. One can view the various competitions live online by logging into www.millstreet2014.com. Click on the images to enlarge.   (S.R.)

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Universal Praise for Drishane and Green Glens Equestrian Courses

Visitors from all over Europe are universally according praise for the extremely high standard of the Courses at Drishane and in Green Glens.   The absolutely beautiful scenic settings are enchanting all present at the European Pony Championships.  Click on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.)
Visitors from all over Europe are universally according praise for the extremely high standard of the Courses at Drishane and in Green Glens. The absolutely beautiful scenic settings are enchanting all present at the European Pony Championships. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)

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