Bicycle in the Porch

1909 St.Patrick's Church Millstreet - Bicycle in the Doorway 02In this photo a bicycle rests in the front porch of St.Patrick’s Church, Millstreet. It is a zoomed-in image from one of the William Lawrence photos which was taken about 1910.

We don’t think anyone noticed the bicycle previously. Thanks to Mary for pointing it out.

Another interesting detail which can be seen in the full photo (again when you zoom in) are the rosary beads hanging on the railings and gates on the left and right of the entrance from the street.

The full photo can be seen on the NLI website here.

The grave in front of the door was that of Canon Griffin who died on 22nd February 1899. It was relocated to the right as you enter the church yard when the church was rebuilt in the early 1930s. [read more …] “Bicycle in the Porch”

Derrinagree N.S. Celebrates Proclamation Day 2016

“Derrinagree National School Parent Association would like to offer our sincere thanks to all who attended our proclamation day yesterday. A special thank you to Connie Houlihan & Conor Murphy from Cullen Pipe Band who helped us mark the occasion. Thanks also to the teachers and the pupils for the beautiful 1916 displays and very entertaining show to mark the event. Christina O’Connell & Sadhbh Murphy were the oldest and youngest to attend the celebration.”  We thank Irene for this report.  (S.R.)

Presentation of Funds from Millstreet Calendar

2016 03 15 006 Presentation of Funds for the Millstreet CalendarOn behalf of Millstreet Community Council, I would like to thank all those involved in the production of the Millstreet Calendar 2016. We appreciate the photos that were supplied by all the local photographers that made the final cut for this year’s print. I would like to thank Justin for his design work and his prints that made the calendar so amazing and memorable. Great credit is due to members of the Community Council for distributing the calendars to sellers and also to the members of the community/shops/businesses who displayed and sold the issues. Without this support, this venture would not be sustainable. A special work of thanks goes to Katelyn, Lydia and Christian Murphy who help every year with selling the calendars at the Christmas market. There were more than 600 calendars sold in total and this year’s proceeds go towards the upkeep and maintenance of our newly furbished Gym. To conclude, I would like to acknowledge the people who purchase the calendar every year, both at home and abroad and I thank you all sincerely for supporting this fund raising venture. I hope that you enjoy the production. – from Marie Twomey

Historic Raising of Irish Flag on Proclamation Day 2016 in Millstreet

We visited four Millstreet Schools – Cloghoula N.S., Millstreet Community School, Presentation N.S. and Millstreet B.N.S. – on Tuesday, 15th March 2016 – Proclamation Day – to witness the reading of the Proclamation and the Raising of the Irish Flag combined with a number of other superbly relevant activities.  Click on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.)1-600 2-600 3-600 4-600 5-600 6-600

— Other Schools Raising the Irish Tricolour —

Raising the Irish Tricolour at Hollymount NS [more]
Raising the Irish Tricolour at Hollymount NS [more]
2016-03-15 Rathcoole NS 1916 Commemoration
2016-03-15 St.Brendan’s NS Rathcoole 1916 Commemoration – they have loads of photos of the flag raising and the projects done by the students [here]
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