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Tuesday 29 July 2014

Park flying high with first KiteFest

Published 05/09/2013|05:26

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Kite fans Kate Barry, Aoife O'Connor, from Ovens, and Lily O'Sullivan, Midleton, all set for KiteFest at Millstreet Country Park on Sunday, September 22, for their very first charity KiteFest in aid of Breakthrough Cancer Research.

KITE fans, kite flyers and families alike are convening on Millstreet Country Park on Sunday, September 22 for the initial charity KiteFest in aid of Breakthrough Cancer Research.

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From kite flying demos and a kite making workshop, to pipe bands, a bouncy castle, face painting, and a colouring competition, the variety of activities taking place are sure to blow everyone away.

Visitors are being encouraged to bring their own kites on the day.

Millstreet Country Park will be donating all proceeds from their €20 per car entrance fee to Breakthrough Cancer Research. The event will run from 1pm to 5pm with activities commencing at 2pm.

Call 1890 998 998 or visit www.breakthroughcancerresearch.ie or www.millstreetcountrypark.com for more.

With autumn upon us, a visit to the Park is spectacula r as the leaves turn from summer green glow to the colourful multitude of red, gold and orange of Autumn. This corner of North Cork is rich in history, art, cuisine and culture, beautiful vistas along the magnificent Musheramore Mountains perched at 612 metres with picturesque views overlooking Slievemish, Mullakinish and Caherbarnagh.

Millstreet Country Park boasts 500 acres of picturesque landscape nestled at the foot of the Musheramore Mountains, beautifully themed manicured gardens, historical and archaeological sites and features, walking trails, wildlife and much more. If you are yet to make your first visit of what will be many, to its unspoilt surroundings teeming with wildlife, beauty and sheer ambiance there has never been a better time to do so than now.

A visit to Millstreet Country Park include a guided tour of the estate on the in park transporter buggy's with entertaining and experienced guides. All guests will enjoy a phenomenal array of attractions reaching back into history and time on tour including Standing Stone Circles, Stone Alignment, replica Crannog Island, Fullacht Fiadh, and Sheppard's Hut.

The visitor centre is surrounded by exquisite gardens and landscaped grounds with Nibbles Restaurant a perfect location to relax.

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