“Willowbrook – a flawed Eden. A memoir of growing up in Millstreet, Co. Cork” by Jim O’Brien is the latest publication from the Aubane Historical Society.
The author was evacuated with his brothers from London during WWII and they were sent to live with their aunts at Willowbrook House in Cloghboolabeg.
He paints a very vivid picture of his experiences at the house, of the people who owned and lived there and of those who worked there. He also gives entertaining pen-pictures of the local ‘characters’ he got to know. He describes them ‘warts and all’ and they are thereby made unforgettable.
Like all good stories it operates at many levels – the story of children separated from their parents and the effects this had on both; the issue of property relations within families and its consequences for individual members, particularly women; the relations between men and women, sexual and otherwise; the relations between adults and children; the class distinctions that were prevalent at the time and the consequences of this.
THREE 5 MONTH OLD TERRIER CROSS PUPS FREE TO LOVING HOMES. I’ve found homes for 3, but have had no luck with the remainder. There’s 1 boy and 2 girls – they’re almost completely black, small, very cute, clever and playful, are showing signs of making good hunters like their mother. I hate to let them go, but can’t afford to keep them as I have the mother and another dog already. They’re vaccinated and wormed and ready for a new home. Thanks for taking time to read this.
I am a Benedictine nun writing from the USA, and I was hoping to be in touch with someone who knows anything of the family of my great grandfather, Jeremiah McNamara who emigrated to the USA and settled in Boston late 19th, early 20th century.
My father, now deceased, told me that his ancestors lived in Millstreet, County Cork, above the Post Office. However, the sister of his grandfather was born in Macroom.
Her name was Mary and her parents, Daniel and Margaret McNamara, came to Boston with their five sons and five daughters. Mary (Sr. Rosalie Josephine) became a Little Sister of the Poor in Jamaica Plain, Boston, but died in the motherhouse in London, England.
I have put in this query to the folks in Macroom as well.
Baby Massage classes for parents resume from Thursday 15th August at Millstreet Country Park @ 1:30pm
Parents will learn techniques to help calm & relax baby, alleviate tummy & sleep issues and much more. You’ll also meet new friends and fun is guaranteed! Babies will be pampered of course.
5 week course €120 and if your health insurance covers baby massage you’ll receive a €100 rebate.
Ring 0879721149 to book
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