Greetings from the USA. My mothers family came from Millstreet. This is the info I have: Patrick D. Kelleher born in the Aubane section of Millstreet, County Cork, Ireland on 3-15-1851. He was the son of Daniel and Mary (Sweeney) Kelleher. He came to the USA about 1871, bringing with him his sister’s youngest daughter. He settled first at Factory Hollow in Greenfield, Massachusetts, USA living there with his sister Mrs. Mary Daley. He was at marriage a farmer living in Greenfield aged 28.
I have been over to Ireland the last three years in a row. I brought my mother the last 2 trips, one of which we did take a short trip to Millstreet to look at gravestones. Could not find a Kelleher headstone anywhere……..poor attempt at humor! So many Kellehers and Sweeneys that I could never sort it out. I will be making a trip again in 2017. Any connections on distant relatives would be appreciated.
We thank Presenter John Greene for the following advance notice:
Simple, everyday tasks like going to a shop, bank or post office, crossing a street or making your way along a busy footpath, can at times be a nightmare for a person with a physical disability.
To mark United Nations International day of people with disabilities, Clonakilty Access Group and the Cope Foundation have invited regular wheelchair users, but especially able bodies people to take a wheelchair journey through the streets of the West Cork town. Their hope is that ‘May a while in a wheelchair transform your views’.
In this week’s edition of ‘Where The Road Takes Me’, John Greene joins all concerned to witness the event and discover the results.
Able bodied people tell us that the challenge was a complete eye-opener, while regular wheelchair users found that the challenge came with the usual obstacles found in any town.
Monsignor Aidan O’Driscoll talks about work already carried out in the local church to make it wheelchair friendly.
Launching the event, Mayor of Clonakilty Anthony McDermott tells us that although his office does not have statutuory powers, he will be doing all he can to bring the results of the challenge to the relevant authorities.