Historic Images with Kilmeedy, Millstreet Connections….Many Identified in the Photos

It’s truly amazing how very quickly we have received excellent information regarding the four photos below from a very kind person who permits us to share the very interesting information.   Sincere thanks to this person for the much appreciated background information to the four pictures.  The following is the information received:

The family is indeed the Owen and Catherine (Horgan) O’Sullivan family in Kilmeedy.  The men in the back left are Horgans also from Kilmeedy.   Catherine is pictured to their right.  The younger men are O’Sullivan/Sullivan and include Jerh and Tady who stayed home on the farm. The young woman in the center is Margaret O’Sullivan Lucey.  (Photo One).

The Wedding was in San Francisco…..not sure if this was the son or daughter of Paddy. (Photo Two)

The man standing alone was Stephen who was a Sheriff’s deputy in San Francisco and died in the line of duty.  (Photo Three)

The well-heeled American Family are the first generation descendants – but am not sure if they are O’Sullivans or Horgans.  (Both families wound up there because of the gold rush initially) (Photo Four).”

Four historic photographs were recently shared in the hope that somebody may be able to identify those appearing on the images.   It is believed that the first one with the large group was taken in Kilmeedy in the 1930s/1940s and is linked to the Sullivan Family.  The other pictures may have been recorded in America.   If you feel that you have any relevant information in regard to the images please email millstreetmuseum @gmail.com.  This would be very much appreciated.  Tap on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.)

Possibly photographed in America. The image had this writing (below) at the back of the picture.

Photographed c.1910
Likely to have been photographed in California, USA.


Jacket and Hi Viz Vest Found at Liscahane Road, Millstreet

A  Walker who has recently mislaid his / her jacket and hi viz vest  on the Liscahane Road, Millstreet may have it returned by contacting millstreetmuseum @gmail.com.  The jacket had this beautiful Rosary Beads in one of the pockets.

Tap on the image to enlarge. (S.R.)

“Where the Road Takes Me” at 7pm this Sunday on C103

We thank Presenter, John Greene for advance information on this Sunday evening’s programme – 16th May 2021 at 7pm on C103.  (S.R.)

As we reach another anniversary of its sinking,  ‘Where the road takes me’ remembers  the tragic story of the Lusitania in a three part programme.

British and Irish Maritime Historians join John Greene, as they attempt to make sense of a ruthless act which claimed the lives of 1,197 people off the coast of West Cork on May 7th 1915.  

However, we do know that Lusitania was not an innocent passenger ship, as we also locate and translate the report of U-20 Submarine Captain Walter Schweiger, who ordered her sinking.


Survival stories are supposed to have happy endings, but certainly not in the case of passenger Julia O’Neill from Rosscarbery, as a local historical group act out her story.

We launch a new song about the doomed ship and we meet the new owners of the wreck which lies in 300 feet of water off the Old Head of Kinsale.  [read more …] ““Where the Road Takes Me” at 7pm this Sunday on C103″

“Lunchtime Favourites” 16th May 2021 – 12.30 to 2.00pm

We invite you to submit your Requests for our weekly Music Request Show “Lunchtime Favourites” (Sunday, 16th May 2021) on Cork Music Station which is broadcast today from 12:30pm until 2.00pm….yes, a 30 minute extension!  This is our 20th Lunchtime programme of 2021 where our songs and music are full of variety.    All our usual features on today’s Show….But today we very especially focus on favourite songs from Steve Roche (Kanturk), Ceol ón Sráid, Davy Ryan,  Shandrum Céilí Band and the Clare Céilí Band and a host of wonderful Local Singers including  Jim Lyons, Breeda Tarrant, Film Music and more.   And we feature some wonderful Classical Favourites.   Just email your requests anytime either to corkmusicstation @gmail.com OR to millstreetmuseum @gmail.com or text/WhatsApp to 086 825 0074.   Or check out the Seán Radley Facebook Page.    And we chat about these images below (sourced from Millstreet Museum Pictorial Archives) during our Show.  Tap on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.)

Happy Couple Alan Chisholm and Georgina Cleary pictured after their Wedding ceremony at St. Patrick’s on Friday, 14th May. This is the first Wedding to take place in Millstreet Church since the end of the Lockdown.

Mother and Father of the Bride – Joan and Matt Cleary, Flintfield, Millstreet. Son, Michael is seen in the background.
Drishane on Saturday, 15th May 2021 – 28th Anniversary of Millstreet’s 1993 Eurovision.

Four of the seven members of Millstreet & Kanturk Branch of the Irish Red Cross who formed a Guard of Honour at Saturday’s Funeral of the late Breeda Kelleher who with the Team inspiringly devoted her time and talents especially in the provision of Therapeutic Hand Care for countless appreciative people.

First Weekend Mass being celebrated at St. Patrick’s Church, Millstreet since the end of Lockdown.
Peaceful Tubrid Holy Well, Millstreet – May 2021.

[read more …] ““Lunchtime Favourites” 16th May 2021 – 12.30 to 2.00pm”