After two years of absence due to Covid19 the Millstreet St Patrick’s Parade returned bigger and better than ever. The Town wash awash in green and gold with a festive atmosphere about. Grand marshal for 2022 was Joanne O’Riordan whom returned to her native Milllstreet to bestow us with the honour. Our Pipe Band started the proceedings showcasing their new uniforms. The rain showers of earlier dried and everyone enjoyed a mild dry afternoon. Thank you to Geraldine Dennehy for stepping into the shoes of Seán Radley and I am sure did him proud. Seán is recovering well from his recent surgery and is looking forward to contributing to Millstreet.ie in the near future.
Millstreet Community Council Ltd. would like to thank everyone who emailed suggestions regarding a theme for the community calendar for 2022. We are delighted to announce that the theme chosen is ‘Memorable Moments of Lockdown’.
If you have a suitable photograph that reflects this theme, we would be delighted if you could share it with us. Please email your photograph with your name & the title/caption of your photograph to <email> before Friday October 8th 2021. All photographs will be considered. (The photographs must be of a high resolution, photographs from most mobile phones are acceptable).
The calendars will be printed & made available to purchase locally from November.
Abandoned Gates! – photos by Geraldine Dennehy
After trying to find English-speaking vocations in England , the Sisters of the Infant Jesus – Nicolas Barré (EJNB) left for Ireland in 1908 . And set up Drishane Convent in 1909 in order to supply a growing need for Sisters who were fluent in English in communities in Asia , and more particularly in Malaysia. Looking to make Drishane better known in Ireland, in 1910 the sisters published postcards, in black and white, and also colorized.
The Infant Jesus Sisters have now published these 18 postcards … some which we have seen before, others we have not. As an example, the postcard below shows the castle (covered in ivy) to the left of the two trees, and the main house between the two trees.
To see the photos, go to the IJS archive website, and you will find the photos in the embedded PDF’s (which you will have to scroll down through)
A 1912 photo of a horse and cart making its way down to Keim Turn in the direction of Millstreet. The photo was taken from about 250m above the current entrance to Keim Quarry on the road to Macroom. In the distance is Clara Mountain, with the tree covered Ballyvouskill Hill in the centre and rising towards the left of the photo. In 1993 this dangerous bend was removed when rock was blasted and the road straightened in advance of the Eurovision, and Keim Quarry opened at that time. 
We wonder if the rock on the right of the photo still there, or has it been consumed by the quarry or the roadworks? If memory is correct, back then the roadside was much steeper where the photo was taken from. [read more …] “Heading for Keim Turn (1912)”
With thanks to Mariusz who sent us this beautiful collection of aerial photos which he took yesterday from his drone.
It’s not much fun and there’s not much news when we’re all supposed to stay at home these days, but there are some interesting posts in the last few days on social media to lift our spirits. We’ve added about 16 or so below:
Congratulations to Ann Lane of Ballinatona whose new photographic book on public art in Ireland By the Way 2 was launched yesterday by John Sheehan of the Dubliners, at the Royal Irish Academy, Dawson Street, Dublin. Also in attendance were the President of Ireland Michael D. Higgins, his wife Sabina, and a host of well known faces from politics, friends from her 28 years as personal secretary of past President Mary Robinson. An excellent gift for all!
By the Way 2 is available to purchase from Wordwell Books.
Second Row: Kieran Cronin, Billy Linehan, DanMurphy, Diarmuid Driscoll, Brendan/Kieran Coughlan, John Curtin, Greg Cleary (?), Michael
Third Row: Patsy Cotter, Eileen Dunne (Enright), Elizabeth Forde, Noreen Cremin, Mary Farrell, Margaret O’Keeffe, Maureen Murphy, Mairead O’Sullivan (Cooley), Kathleen Barry, Noreen Murphy;
Fourth Row: Chrissie Carroll, (……) (……), Kathleen Forde, Anne McAulliffe (Cullinane), Marion Galvin (Connell), Betty Buick (Twomey), Deirdre Dineen, Bibi White;
Top Row: Majella O’Connor, Mary Garvey, Claire Hickey, Frances Duggan (?), Theresa Barrett, Breeda O’Sullivan, (…….), Marie Hehir.
A very happy Easter to everyone. It’s been a while since we posted “In Pictures” and there’s been a lot going on with the weather, events in town, and people going about their daily business, so there are a lot of photos to see below. (window display above by TMC Photography)
[read more …] “The Week In Pictures: 30th March 2018”
Tom has been taking lots of photos of the snow, but this may be his best this week. It’s St. Mary’s Graveyard taken last evening from the top looking down towards the road. There’s something lovely about the connection between the graveyard, and the life across the road with smoke and lights, and evening colours. But the first thing we noticed in the photo was that the paving was distinctly similar to the outline of Christ the Redeemer in Rio. Whatever you think, it is a magical photo. See more of his photos at his TMC Photography website.Below are some more of Tom‘s photos from this week: [read more …] “Evening Snow in St. Mary’s”
A Burning Issue … at Millstreet Country Park this week during a demonstration to show landowners how to burn safely for the sustainable management of our uplands.
In Pictures this week has nearly 40 photos of scenery, wildlife, people, unusual things and more, all taken in the Millstreet area this week, and published on social media. See them below: [read more …] “In Pictures – 26th November 2017”