Millstreet Country Park will not Reopen for the 2017 Season

Millstreet Country Park will not reopen for the 2017 season. The decision was taken due to insufficient tourism numbers over the past several years.

A review of all aspects of the 500-acre development, including an open discussion with interested parties, will take place in 2017 with the intention of creating a sustainable future for Millstreet Country Park.

Saluting Dr.T.K. Whitaker at 100 in Millstreet Country Park

We thank Donie Howard for alerting us to this important birthday which took place on 8th Dec. 2016. Dr. T.J. Whitaker is included in the splendid Historic Trail in Millstreet Country Park. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)
We thank Donie Howard for alerting us to this important 100th birthday which took place on 8th Dec. 2016.  Dr. T.K. Whitaker is included in the splendid Historic Trail which Jerry Sheehan established at Millstreet Country Park. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)

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Jerry Pat O’Leary in the Finals of Blas na hÉireann Awards in Dingle

Mushera Mountain as the clouds roll by. The staff at Millstreet Country Park wish Jerry Pat O’ Leary well in the finals of the Blas na hEireann awards in Dingle next weekend. One of his entries is the ‘ Mushera Venison Burger’
Mushera Mountain as the clouds roll by! ….. The Staff at Millstreet Country Park wish Jerry Pat O’Leary well in the finals of the Blas na hÉireann awards in Dingle next weekend. One of his entries is the “Mushera Venison Burger”.  We thank Donie Howard for the picture and for alerting us to the uplifting event.  We all extend our very best wishes to Jerry Pat and his Staff.  Click on the image to enlarge.  (S.R.)

1916 Heritage Day – next Sunday

Heritage Day Millstreet Country Park 28th Aug(final)
Also, please note that to make it a more interactive day, people are asked to bring their own piece of 1916 up to the park for the day. This could be a picture of a family member, items used during the time or some other items to synonymous with that time in Ireland. Seán Radley will be up to show a few pieces himself and it would be lovely to have others contributing and sharing stories.

The Bug Fest is on July 10th

dragonflies_rszMillstreet Country Park‘s Bug Fest 2016 is taking place from 2 – 5pm on Sunday the 10th of July!

It’s great fun for all the family with loads of fantastic activities like Bug Hunts, Pond Dipping, looking at a freshwater tank full of pond life and Bug Arts and Crafts.

There will also be showings of ‘Minuscule’ the movie. A charming award winning movie about insects and their tiny world.

After all of this adventuring you can kick back and relax in the visitor centre cafe, get an ice cream and maybe a venison burger from our BBQ (weather dependent of course).

Wild Summer Camps

Wild Summer Camps for kids is a nature based Summer Camp with elements of Heritage, Crafts and fun outdoors adventure, held in Millstreet Country Park. The first Camp of the Summer starts next week:

  • Week 1. June 29th 10am / 30th / 1st
  • Week 2. Aug 3rd /4th /5th
  • Week 3. Aug 10th / 11th / 12th

Cost is €75 for the first child booked in a family and €60 for other children booked in the same family. This includes lunch. Activities included: Duck Races, Bug Hunt, Arts & Crafts and much more.

To book contact 02970810 or <email>

Here’s a link to the website page: millstreetcountrypark.com/news

Volunteers Sought for Kite Fest at Millstreet Country Park on 19th June

It is a great way to give some of a person’s time to a fantastic charity (Breakthrough Cancer Research) and Joanie the Organiser would be so grateful.  It is just for a couple of hours from 12 – 5 pm and volunteers will receive lunch vouchers and comp light refreshments on the day. If anyone is interested they can contact the Millstreet Country Park on 029 70810 or catch Gráinne on 086 6000822.  (S.R.)

Upcoming Events at Millstreet Country Park during 2016

We thank Orlaith for the excellent updates relating to Millstreet Country Park. Click on the Poster to enlarge. (S.R.)
We thank Orlaith for the excellent updates relating to Millstreet Country Park.    Click on the Poster to enlarge. (S.R.)

Orlaith also indicates: We reopen the 26th of March – we are now offering 2 for 1 Adult Season Passes up to and including our open day.   Purchases can be made over the phone from the Park 029 70810 or from Nibbles Café.

Millstreet Country Park’s Wildlife, Food and Foraging Weekend

Gourmet Evening Cancelled – Full range of events for the Wildlife Day and Foraging Day

We thank Orlaith for the Poster. Click on the image to enlarge. (S.R.)
We thank Orlaith for the Poster. Click on the image to enlarge. (S.R.)

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Bat Walk and Talk

There will be a Bat walk and talk in Millstreet Country Park with guest speaker and bat specialist Conor Kelleher on Thursday the 13th of August at 7.30pm. The talk will be held in the Visitor Centre and walk leaves from visitor centre. This talk is aimed at adults, but children accompanied by adults are welcome.

This promises to be a very interesting evening. Contact Lorna at the Park on 029-70810 for further information. Booking required for this event.

Presentation of Kite Fest 2015 Cheque to Breakthrough Cancer Research

Following the recent Annual Kite Fest 2015 at Millstreet Country Park a very impressive cheque for €3,000.00 has been presented to Breakthrough Cancer Research based at UCC.  Pictured at the presentation in Millstreet Country Park (from left):  Donie Howard, Manager MCP; Eoghan O'Sullivan, Campaign Manager, Breakthrough Cancer Research, UCC; Joanie Hanley, Fermoy, Coordinator of Annual Kite Fest; Janice Sheehan, Owner MCP; Orlaith Giltenan, Marketing Executive MCP.  Click on the image to enlarge.  (S.R.)
Following the recent Annual Kite Fest 2015 at Millstreet Country Park a very impressive cheque for €3,000.00 has been presented to Breakthrough Cancer Research based at UCC. Pictured at the presentation in Millstreet Country Park (from left): Donie Howard, Manager MCP; Eoghan O’Sullivan, Campaign Manager, Breakthrough Cancer Research, UCC; Joanie Hanley, Kilworth, Fermoy, Coordinator of Annual Kite Fest; Janice Sheehan, Owner MCP; Orlaith Giltinan, Marketing Executive MCP.  Click on the image to enlarge.  (S.R.)

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Wild Summer Camp 2015 at Millstreet Country Park

We thank Orlaith for the Poster.  Click on the image to enlarge. (S.R.)
We thank Orlaith for the Poster. Click on the image to enlarge.   (S.R.)
Time Day 1 Day 2 Day 3
10am Arrive Arrive Arrive
10.10am Stone Circle Crannog Fullacht Fia
11am Duck Race Scavenger Hunt Nature Colour Code
11.30am Letter Hunt Obstacle Course Sensory Garden Game
12pm Lunch (Ham or Cheese Sandwich and unlimited Juice + Treat) Lunch (Ham or cheese sandwich with unlimited juice + Treat + flower ice cubes) Lunch (Chicken Nuggets and chips with unlimited juice and edible arts and crafts cookies)
12.30pm Collect Edible Flowers to make Ice Cubes Clay Habitat Animals Pond Dipping
1pm Mont Des Art and Deer Mini Beast Hunt Orienteering
1.30pm Park Rover / Butterfly Walk in Meadow Egg and Spoon Race Decorate Pots and Pot up Pollinator Friendly plants to take home
2pm Edible Arts and Crafts(Cookies Cut out in shapes of animals and leaves) Edible Arts and Crafts (Cookies get iced) Duck Race / Park Rover
2.30pm Eco Web Game Nature Table Certificate Ceremony and hand out goody bags
3pm Depart Depart Depart