We thank Seáno Murphy, Knocknagree and formerly of High Mill Lane, Millstreet – for so very kindly sharing this very interesting newspaper photo of 1963 in which many wonderfully talented Millstreet Players feature. Tap on the image to enlarge. (S.R.)
The death has occurred of Mary Agnes Murphy, Rathduane, Rathmore, Kerry / Millstreet, Cork. Passed away, peacefully, on the 16th May, under the loving care of the matron and dedicated staff of St. Joseph’s Community Hospital Millstreet.
Much loved wife of the late Peter and sister to the late John, Patrick, Dan and Neily. Dear mother to Joan, John Joe, Pat, Donal, Norah, Peadar, Maura and Neily, mother-in-law to Nora, Christina, Carmel, Thecla, Noel and the late Danny, adored nana to her 15 grandchildren. Sadly missed by her loving family, daughters-in-law, son-in-law, grandchildren, nieces, nephews, relatives, neighbours and friends. May Her Gentle Soul Rest in Peace. [rip]
A private family funeral mass will take place on Tuesday at 12 noon in St Patrick’s Church, Millstreet followed by burial in Cullen Cemetery. Messages of sympathy may be left on the RIP condolence page.
Last week, journalists from the Spanish ÉFE news agency visited Millstreet to do an article on the Eurovision which was held here in 1993. Their work appears on several news papers today, below is an example:
When Noel C. Duggan dreamed of hosting the 1993 Eurovision Song Contest at the equestrian arena of his Irish hometown, Millstreet, many said he was “crazy”. But his drive and ambition helped put the tiny town on the map and, for one night, was the center of European music.
In an interview with Efe, the 89-year-old businessman remembers how the idea was born while watching the 1992 contest with his family and had a hunch that Ireland, and Linda Martin, were going to win Eurovision that night — and it came true… [read the full article on laprensalatina.com]