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Tuesday 17 September 2019

Millstreet parties in the park

The Diamond Sisters added to a lively atmosphere at the Millstreet Party in the Park last weekend. Photo by JohnTarrant
The Diamond Sisters added to a lively atmosphere at the Millstreet Party in the Park last weekend. Photo by JohnTarrant

John Tarrant

A mega summer party atmosphere was in place at the 'Party in the Park' in Millstreet last weekend as young and old   gathered to celebrate summer.

Apart from one or two showers, the weather held and a hectic schedule added to the occasion with kids, parents and friends descending on the picturesque location to enjoy a great community event.

Spokesperson Tracy Cronin expressed delight at the success of the venture for the mid summer hosting and thanked everyone who attended the event.

"Many months of preparation went into the day, thankfully, the weather held up for locals and friends from outlying areas to come together for an afternoon of fun during the summer holiday season," said Tracy. 

"Thanks are extended to those that came out and also to the Millstreet business and veterinary group for their support",  she added. 

Millie the Bear, Goldilocks and friends circulated with bouncing castles and face painting winning favour with the younger generation.  

A Teddy Bears Picnic caught the imagination as did a veterinary corner with concerned owners of teddy bears seeking advice on the well being of their teddies. 

Elders required relaxation and nothing better than Afternoon tea for a chat and a cuppa with old and new friends. 

With energy levels restored, matters livened up for a barbecue, which down a treat with all ages. This was accompanied by music by the Diamond Sisters, which helped bring an added party atmosphere to the festivities as their music rang out around the park in Millstree. 

The organising Committee of Tracy Cronin, Sarah McSweeney, Maura Kiely, Jerry O'Mahony, Marie Twomey, Mary Collins, Margaret Burke and Pat Murphy, promised and succeeded to generate a real family day out in the staging that featured in Discover Duhallow, A Day of the Region promotion. 

It's now time to recharge the batteries and look ahead to the 2020 staging for Millstreet's 'Party in the Park' which will return bigger and better.

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