Mary Twomey (née Condon, Coalpits, Cullen), Inches, Rathmore

The death has occurred of Mary Twomey (née Condon, Coalpits, Cullen)
Inches, Rathmore, Kerry. On 9th of January 2021 peacefully at her home, in the presence of her loving family, wife of the late Timmy. Deeply regretted by Joan, Maura, Denis, Tim and Eilish, daughter in law Mag, son in law Danny, Joan’s partner Jim, Denis’s partner Louise, grandchildren Niamh, Fiona, Cian and Darren, god-child Martin, nieces, nephews, relatives, neighbours and friends. “May she rest in Peace” [rip]

In accordance with current government guidelines Mary’s funeral Mass will be private for family on Monday. Mary will be leaving her residence at 1.15pm for Requiem Mass at 2pm in St. Joseph’s Church, Rathmore and burial afterwards in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Millstreet. The funeral Mass can be live streamed on . Messages of condolence can be added in the RIP Condolence Page.

“Where the Road Takes Me” at 7pm this Sunday on C103 Features “The Butter Road”

We thank Presenter, John Greene for advance information on this Sunday evening’s programme – 10th Jan. 2021 at 7pm on C103.  (S.R.)

In the middle of the 18th century, Kerry was making a name for itself in tourism circles.  There was a desire in Cork to connect with their nearest neighbours.

As the road network was virtually non existent, a John Murphy from Castleisland was commissioned to build a 56 mile long stretch of road linking Killarney with Rathmore, Millstreet and Cork City.

He would have to include a total of 24 bridges along the way and raise the money himself to do so. 

Having completed the work, Murphy was in financial ruin, but his road network helped one industry to thrive and flourish.

‘The making of the Butter Road’ – the first of a two part programme. [read more …] ““Where the Road Takes Me” at 7pm this Sunday on C103 Features “The Butter Road””

“Lunchtime Favourites” Today Features Minor Row of the Past

We invite you to submit your Requests for our weekly Music Request Show “Lunchtime Favourites” (Sunday, 10th Jan. 2021) on Cork Music Station which is broadcast today from 12:30pm until 1.30pm.   This is our second Lunchtime programme of the New Year where our songs and music reflect the favourite songs and music of the past year as well as beautiful songs by Charlotte Church and Bing Crosby.  Just email your requests anytime either to corkmusicstation OR to millstreetmuseum or text/WhatsApp to 086 825 0074.   Or check out the Seán Radley Facebook Page.  (S.R.)  And we reflect on the Minor Row of a bygone era – 1994 and before…. All from our Millstreet Museum Pictorial Archives.  Tap on the following images to enlarge.

The late Dan Hallissey – such a truly friendly gentleman – sets off home down Minor Row in the 1970s passing Lucey’s Garage.  His wonderful donkey had just received four new shoes at Tom Radley’s Forge in The Square!  This is the first of many pictorial gems we’ve been arranging to display in our renovated Millstreet Museum. (S.R.)

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