Preparing a Magnificent New Mural at Minor Row, Millstreet

Great credit is due to Millstreet Tidy Towns Association for the dedicated coordination of arranging to put in place a magnificent new Mural at Minor Row.   Neil O’Dwyer, Artist Supreme, from Tipperary is presently carrying out the splendid task at the Minor Row entrance to the Fair Field.   Well done also to the O’Riordan Family for according permission to place the beautiful Mural on the gable end of their Family home.   Millstreet has always been famous in the equestrian world with the two most important Horse Fairs of the  year taking place in March and in September.   The splendid Mural is therefore most apt for this particular location and indeed for the entire town.   When fully completed it will look truly remarkable.  Here we share a selection of images reflecting on the wonderfully uplifting development.   Tap on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.)

A Fair Day in Millstreet in 1953.
Fairfield entrance 2022.
Fair Field entrance 2023.

Outlining the Mural.
Artist Supreme, Neil O’Dwyer, beginning the Mural.
Neil O’Dwyer, Artist Supreme, whose superb artwork is already a part of the Millstreet streetscape for quite a few years….The Mill Race 1910 Mural at High Mill Lane, visible from Main Street and also the very impressive Waterfall Mural near O’Regan’s Mill.  In fact, Neil may very well be giving a refreshing uplift to those two much admired Murals while he is working in the Millstreet area.

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Jack O’Brien, Derrinagree & Kiskeam

The death has occurred of Jack O’Brien, Derrinagree, Co. Cork / Kiskeam, Co. Cork.

Late of 2 Derrinagree, Mallow, Co. Cork and formerly of Doon, Kiskeam. Passed away unexpectedly, surrounded by his loving family and in the loving care of the staff of Araglin House Nursing Home, Boherbue. Deeply regretted by his loving wife Hannah (née Scannell), sons Paddy and TJ, daughters Catherine, Theresa and Carol, his 16 grandchildren, nephews, nieces, sisters-in-law, brother-in-law, sons-in-law Tim, Dan and Paul, relatives, his good neighbours and many friends.

May He Rest in Peace 

Reposing at Casey’s Funeral Home, Kiskeam, on Tuesday evening (August 8th) from 5.30pm to 7pm followed by removal to the Church of the Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Derrinagree. Requiem Mass on Wednesday (August 9th) at 12 noon, followed by burial in Kiskeam, Cemetery. Messages of sympathy may be left on the condolence link HERE.

‘No matter how life changes, no matter what we do, a special place within our hearts, will always be kept for you’

Sliabh Luachra Cycling Club

Recently this cup was brought to us by John Sheehan a local taxi man in Millstreet, it has his father’s name Denis on it. Denis Sheehan originally from Newmarket was a man of the Rás in the 50’s and got a couple of mentions in Tom Daly’s book with some decent results. Denis was a member of Duhallow Wheelers but also gave a stint in London with a team and more time up North. Duhallow Wheelers ran a race many moon’s ago for this cup once won by Bobby Power from Carrick and when it stopped, the cup went on the missing list for some time until recently and no we are proud to use it for our A1/A2 race today and going forward in the Sliabh Luachra Clasaicí. Who will be the first winner of the Denis Sheehan cup of the modern era?