THE absence of the sound of hooves at Millstreet Horse Show last August, after the show was canceled, cost the region €10 million, according Green Glens owner Noel C Duggan, who has announced plans for a whole new show next year.
The ‘man of steel’ told The Corkman that it is “full steam ahead” for next year’s show with the Green Glens committing to reviving one of the highlights of the showjumping year in Ireland…………
Last week we carried a short sniplet from the Irish Independant newspaper which said that there would be a horse show in Millstreet in summer of next year. The Corkman this week carries a more in-depth article and the full article can be read here.
These are a selection of photos from the SelfBuild Exhibition 2007 in the Green Glens which is on again this coming weekend. Click on the photos to see all the photos and to get a feel for what happens there.
In todays Irish Independent, in a showjumping article, there’s some news on a possible Millstreet Horse Show for next year 2010:
… Meanwhile at home, the Duggan family at Millstreet have caused a stir by announcing details of a major show jumping fixture at the Green Glens Arena immediately following the 2010 Dublin Horse Show.
A disagreement over an insurance claim led to tension between the Millstreet family and Showjumping Ireland (SJI) some time ago and Millstreet Show Director, Thomas Duggan, last night confirmed to The Irish Independent that next year’s event will be “unaffiliated and independent”, which may set them on course for another clash with SJI.
6-8 November 2009 at the Green Glens, Millstreet, Cork
The Millstreet SelfBuild Show will feature new products and technologies to enable and promote sustainable building practices throughout Ireland. With the price of home heating oil doubling within a year and utility bills rising by double digit percentages, nearly everyone is feeling the effects. But have you considered a house that is so thermally efficient that it does not require a conventional boiler or alternatively using natural sources of energy such as geothermal heating to meet your requirements? Join us at the Millstreet SelfBuild Show to engage with suppliers and find out all you can about the latest products and technologies that can help you with your project. Please use this link for concession tickets to the show. Normal entry price €10 per person.
The Owners Pony & Young Riders Charity Show will be held this weekend Friday 23rd, Saturday 24th and Sunday 25th October, 2009 in the Green Glens Arena, Millstreet.
This will be the 11th year at Green Glens and since moving to Millstreet they have developed into the biggest pony show in Europe with just over 3000 entries.
The premises are given totally free of charge of the Duggan Family, and all proceeds go to charity. To date, the Owners have raised €200,000 for charities such as Our Ladys Hospital for Sick Children, Temple Street Hospital, Riding for the Disabled, Irish Cancer Society, ISPCA, Autism and Local Charities.
So this weekend, go to the Green Glens. Admission is FREE, and maybe leave a few bob for the charities being supported.
AFTER a wet 2009, cows but no rain are on offer next Saturday 17th October at the National Dairy Show. The event is completely under cover in the Green Glens Arena at Millstreet, and offers an enjoyable day out for all the family, whatever the weather.
Along with top quality Holstein Friesian and Jersey cattle bidding for the Irish Examiner supreme championship, there are trade stands, the Irish Examiner Farming Forum, and an elite sale of cattle organised by Taaffe Auctions.
Plenty there to keep dairy farmers occupied, and organisers have made a special effort to make it a family event, with flower arranging and cookery demonstrations, and a children’s’ section with bouncy castles, face painting and a pets corner….
The 27th National Dairy Show will take place on Saturday October 17th 2009, in the Green Glens Arena. Full information can be found on the Irish Holstein Friesian Society website.
Update 8/oct/2009: An article in the Irish Examiner this morning has an article on the how the cows are jostling for position in the “beauty” contest … in order to claim the title of “Miss Ireland of Milk Production”. The article is show below:
In yesterdays Irish Times, there was an article about the Eubank v Collins boxing match in 1994. For anyone that was there, it was probably the best night in the Green Glens in the last 20 years.
TOM HUMPHRIES watched as Chris Eubank arrived on a Harley Davidson but left Millstreet on a tumbril
CLAP CLAP Clap clap clap. Clap clap clap clap. STEVO!
The corrugated roofing of the byre in Millstreet echoed with the rolling thunder which hailed the new super middleweight champion of the world. Mr Steve Collins from Annamoe Terrace in Cabra. All hail.
Millstreet on Saturday night. Seldom can the exotic Chris Eubank from Brighton in England have tasted a stranger or more alien environment.
Travelling with his customary blaze of pomp and circumstance to a small, rural Irish town which reeked of burgers and frying onions; through the homely mess of buildings that is the Millstreet complex, past the rows of thoroughbred horses blinking inscrutably over their half doors, and into the arena where an 8,000 crowd, frenzied with excitement is passing a demented Mexican wave around the place.
FOR the first time in four decades history, the Millstreet Summer Horse Show is a non runner this week.
This comes after an impasse between Millstreet organisers and the national body Showjumping Ireland.
Millstreet came to life each summer on the staging of its six-day equestrian festival in the Green Glens Arena, holding an unrivalled reputation as a mecca for showjumping enthusiasts.
This is the first time in 38 years that Millstreet Show will not he held and the cancellation is seen as a huge loss to owners, show organisers and the North Cork catchment area.
Apart from the show jumping, the showing classes such as the Young Irelander, Boomerang and National Discovery provided a shop window for owners to parade their young talents before buyers from across the world.
Multi purpose facilities from sand-surfaced arenas to warm-up paddocks and the spacious indoor complex added to the enjoyment for entries drawn from all over the country.
On the positive side, the 2009 Owners Pony and Young Riders Charity Show returns to Millstreet over the October Bank Holiday weekend.
The Green Glens venue is donated free of charge by the Duggan family. To date, this show has raised €190,000 for a range of local and national charities.
A summer walk on this past Sunday (10th May 2009) through Drishane Estate serves to remind us of the very historic Centenary Celebrations marking the arrival of the Sisters of the Infant Jesus to Drishane in 1909.
Full details of the Drishane Cemetery commemoration and further events on this Friday night as well as the Centenary Celebration at Green Glens on this forthcoming Saturday (16th May) may be found on www.ijs.ie . The people of Millstreet and beyond extend heartfelt and sincere best wishes to the Drishane Sisters on this very special historic occasion. (Seán Radley for www.millstreet.ie)
I was wandering around the internet (as you do) and found a few video’s done by people at the EJC. If you didn’t make it to the juggling, then here’s a flavour of what they were up to. It may look easy, but it’s really very hard!!!