Wonderfully Generous Response to Millstreet Museum & Millstreet Website Church Gate Collection 2018

Sincere thanks to all who so very kindly contributed to last weekend’s church gate collection 2018 for Millstreet Museum and Millstreet Website which amounted to €2,302.17 (plus €25.00 cheque from Tralee this morning). Such generous support is greatly appreciated.  This uplifting amount was made up from the contributions at Millstreet church gate collection of €2,082.17 plus very kind donations presented from abroad and also from local people who delivered such donations before and after our annual church gate collection of €220.00.   This money will very much assist us in the continuation of running our Museum (insurance, heating, lighting and developments) and our Website (server and domain costs).   Having Myra Sheehan assisting in our Museum under a Government Scheme has meant such a lot and we only so wish such a hugely valuable Scheme could be extended.   We’re sincerely thankful to our Website Team (pictured below) who give of their talents and time entirely on a spontaneous manner to help maintain one of the most highly regarded community websites in Ireland.  We renew our appeal to our Website Visitors national and international who may wish to support our work anytime during the year.   For this purpose we’ve set up a Bank of Ireland facility where one can contribute if one wishes at any time. We have arranged to set up an electronic system with the Bank of Ireland here in Millstreet (where our Museum/Website account exists) whereby anyone can transfer a desired donation to the account by just quoting at one’s own Bank our relevant numbers which are: IBAN No.: IE22 BOFI 9058 0334 0531 43 and the BIC No.:  BOFIIE2D. We are most grateful to the many people who have very kindly used this method of support over the past year. It gives a real opportunity especially to those living abroad to assist us in our efforts to continue the services of Millstreet Museum and Millstreet Community Website.  We now share a selection of images from last weekend’s church gate collection.  Click on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.)

Members of our website team – Hannelie, Seán and Michael.

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Tessie Celebrates her Hundredth Birthday

Tessie Kelleher,  Cullen, celebrated her hundred years young birthday last night at the Sandpit House Pub Dromtariffe at the Irish Trad Night with her family and friends where she comes without fail too once a month! Although Tessie’s birthday isn’t until this coming Friday, she will be waiting for the cheque from the president of Ireland! She still ran rings around us all and enjoyed the music, dancing, cake, finger food and laughter in her honour! There is another party planned for Saturday in Cullen for family, Have an amazing time Tess! Your an inspiration to us All!! – article thanks to Tom

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Nunnery Road

Searching through the Griffith’s Evaluations for Millstreet (from about 1850), it was intriguing to see a reference to a Nunnery Road in Millstreet which I had not seen before. Has anyone heard of Nunnery Road before, and do they know where it refers to? [1]
update: we think we may have solved it – see below for details

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