The Parents Association for the Millstreet Primary schools has been in touch, so far they have only had 10 children from both schools put in something for their video of ‘What St Patrick’s Day means to you’. They would like everything to be in by Friday evening if possible to get the video ready for St Patricks Day, details can be found on the original link below, but it would be lovely to show that St Patrick’s Day is still special, even if we can’t have the Parade this year.
Someone has had problems sending in their video/Photo’s, so the Parents Assn are adding their Whatsapp phone number for entries. Whatsapp 086 6635625, or you can email
Also any problems sending something in then you can also contact them on their Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/Millstreet-Parents-Association-104178005023702
The death has occurred of Peggy Kelleher (née O’Connell), Tullig, Millstreet, Co. Cork
On March 10th 2021 peacefully, in the comfort of her own home Peggy, beloved wife of the late Diarmuid and loving mother to Siobhán (Kelleher), Kathleen (Healy) and Donal. Adoring Nanny to Derry, Sharon, Aisling, David, Emma, Aoife and Daniel, and great-grandchildren Colin, Patrick, Kasey Cate and Iris-Shea. Predeceased by her brothers and sisters, Molly, Andrew, Sheila, Dan, Nora, Jack and Tom. Sadly missed by her family, daughter-in-law Ann, son-in-law Mike, niece Nono and family, relatives neighbours and friends.
In accordance with current guidelines, a private funeral will take place. Requiem Mass in St. Patrick’s Church, Millstreet, on Friday 12th March at 12 noon followed by burial in St. Mary’s Cemetery. Funeral Mass will be streamed live on: http://www.churchservices.tv/millstreet
Ar dheis Dé go raibh a h-anam dílis
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Known better as the Lavender Man, Anthony Barrett was well known in San Francisco as the blind man who for some 45 years sold small packets of lavender from a booth, outside the Emporium on Market Street, San Francisco, at one time, the largest shopping centre west of Chicago.
Anthony was born and raised in Tullig, Millstreet, and emigrated with his sister Catherine to the US in 1901. He found employment in the mines of Arizona, but an explosion there in 1905 saw him lose his sight. He went to San Francisco for treatment but his sight was gone forever. Unemployed and desperate he bought some lavender, put it into simple paper wrappers, displayed them on a tray suspended on his shoulders and took a stand (in later years he sat) at the west entrance to the Emporium. There he was to remain—a living landmark.
He was quiet, well presented and made many friends there. He was helped by a family friend Liz O’Shea, who was originally of Minor Row in Millstreet, with whose family he lived with them for many years. With Liz, he returned to Millstreet for the summer of 1928.
He died on March 26th 1955, at Laguna Honda Hospital, aged 75. He had been sick for three years, and his presence was missed outside the Emporium. So well known was he that this photo of him appeared in the San Francisco Chronicle at the time of his death. [read more …] “Anthony Barrett – The Lavendar Man”