Pop-up Shop Cheque Presentation

Anne Keane and Cliona Browne presented a cheque for €3,320 to Dr Derek Power Medical Oncologist at the Mercy Hospital and Michéal Sheridan CEO of the Mercy Hospital Foundation for research into Pancreatic Cancers, preceeds from the pop-up shop at Minor Row on December 2nd last

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WWI: Private John F. Hickey

On this day one hundred years ago, Private John Francis Hickey of Mill Lane was killed in an accident. He is one of only two WWI soldiers killed during wartime that is buried in St.Patrick’s Church Cemetery in Millstreet:

Deep regret was felt in Millstreet and locality when the sad news of the death under tragic circumstances of Private John F. Hickey, 2nd Royal Irish Regiment, at the Cork Railway Station, became known. The deceased joined the colours at the outbreak of the war, and had been on active service at the front, and was wounded on two occasions. The deceased was a general favourite in Millstreet, and his untimely end has evoked deep regret. At Christmas he was at home on leave for a few weeks, and was then in the best of health. On Tuesday a large and representative concourse of people assembled at the Millstreet Railway Station, awaiting the remains off the 2.50 train from Cork, and accompanied the remains to the family burial ground at Millstreet churchyard. Deep regret is extended to his family in their sad affliction. The prayers at the graveside were recited by the Rev. J. Breen, CC, Millstreet. A beautiful wreath from his comrades was placed on his grave. The chief mourners were: Mr. Timothy Hickey (brother), Mrs. Ellen Hickey, and Master Frank Hickey of Mill Lane.  (Cork Examiner 1/2/1918)

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New Windows for the Carnegie Hall

Work progressing yesterday on the installation of new windows on the Carnegie Hall, where Millstreet Library, Cork County Council offices, and Millstreet Museum are located. The old eight pane timber windows are being replaced with newer more efficient windows.

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