Superb Success of Millstreet Vintage Club’s First Event of 2018

It was indeed an honour to have been present at Millstreet Vintage Club’s first exciting event of 2018.   Sincere thanks to the very dedicated Committee and Members who extended such an uplifting welcome back to me following my absence for a number of months due to beneficial treatment for my recent illness.  Photographer supreme, Tom Corbett  recorded a wonderful selection of images as well as a Live Video of the very successful event – all these may be viewed on Tom Corbett’s Facebook Page….And also Tom’s Twitter Features.   Special thanks to Noreen for providing truly delicious refreshments at the well known Café Aroma in Minor Row, Millstreet.   Such uplifting refreshments were financed by the Club and many Members also renewed their annual €10.00 Subscription providing important funds for the vibrant Club.  My heartfelt thanks to Bernard Crowley and Donie Lucey as well as other Committee Officers who extended the very kind invitation to this first splendid event of 2018.  I now wish to share a further selection of images captured this morning and afternoon (Sun. 21st Jan. 2018) which will give an idea of the wonderful atmosphere felt by all.  Please click on the pictures to enlarge. (S.R.)

And we continue to share some further images below.  Please click to enlarge pictures.

Below are some of the photos from the Millstreet Vintage Event which have appeared on social media:

2 thoughts on “Superb Success of Millstreet Vintage Club’s First Event of 2018”

  1. Hoping to visit Millstreet, Mathew and Mary O’Riordan, in late March. Love you people. My time there in the past has been wonderful.
    For now, can you tell me something about (Kil or Kill) which is attached to Killmichael, killarney, Saint Columbkille, Killkenny and more?
    Bill Riordan III

    1. Hi Bill, we hope you enjoy your forthcoming visit to Millstreet as before.

      Kil or Kill is usually a translation from the Irish word ‘Cill’ which means Church

      Killarney (Irish: Cill Airne, meaning “church of sloes”)
      Kilkenny (Irish: Cill Chainnigh, meaning “church of Cainnech”)
      Saint Columbkille (Irish: Colm Cille, ‘church dove’)

      Sometimes Kill was derived from the Irish word ‘coill’ which means wood or forest, though coill was often translated to Kyle:

      Ballinakill, (Irish: Baile na Coille, ‘The Wooded Town’)
      Kylemore, (Irish: Coill-mhór, great wood.

      Here are some other common translations that you see in place names:

      Ard- ard – ‘high’
      Ath- áth – ‘ford’
      Bally- baile – ‘town’ or in several instances, béal átha – ‘mouth of the ford’
      Bel- béal – ‘mouth’
      Carry/Carrick/Carrig- carraig – ‘rock’
      Clon- Cluain – a meadow
      Derry- doire – ‘grove’
      Dona- domhnach – ‘church’
      Dun- dún – ‘fort’
      Glas- glas – ‘green’
      Glen- Gleann – a valley
      Inish- inis – island or strand
      Kill- cill – church
      Knock- cnoc – ‘hill’
      Rath- rath – ‘fort’
      Slieve- sliabh – ‘mountain’

      sometimes Kill comes from Coill which is a wood, or a grove of trees.

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