Millstreet Connection with WTRTM on C103 Sunday at 7pm

Presenter John Greene of “Where the Road Take Me” provides us with much appreciated weekly advance information regarding his excellent radio documentaries.  But this Sunday (26th Jan. 2020) there is a Millstreet connection in that one of the main people interviewed is Sr. Bernadette Maria who is Coordinator of the Mercy Heritage Centre in Charleville Town.   Along with Michael McGrath (photojournalist with “Corkman”), Michael Donegan and Kerry Corkery – Sr. Bernadette Maria recently visited Millstreet Museum (and “Cinnamon”) to explore ideas in advance of the establishment of a new Museum in Charleville.  Tap on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.)

Michael, Sr. Bernadette Maria, Kerry and Michael McGrath (who arranged the visit to Millstreet Museum from Charleville).

The Mercy Order of nuns have had a lengthy, historical and warm connection to the town of Charleville.

After receiving a donation of a house and five hundred pounds from local landowner Mary Clanchy in 1836, Catherine McAuley opened her second house outside of Dublin, here in the town. 

They began by visiting the sick and poor, nursing in the Kilmallock workhouse during the famine of 1845 to 1852, and providing education to those who were willing to learn.

During the Crimean war, two sisters from Charleville were sent to nurse the sick and wounded, many of whom were Irish.  Working in deplorable conditions, they received anything but a warm welcome from ‘The Lady with the Lamp’ – Florence Nightingale.

On this week’s edition of Where the road takes me,  John Greene visits the Mercy Provincial Heritage centre, which is attached to the convent in Charleville.  Artifacts from all of their work down through the years is on view here, including an educational exhibition from the fifties and sixties.  [read more …] “Millstreet Connection with WTRTM on C103 Sunday at 7pm”

Most Impressive Fundraising Cheque Presented at “Cinnamon”

A hugely impressive cheque of €1,740.00 – the result of last Sunday Morning’s Fundraising Coffee Event at “Cinnamon” in West End, Millstreet was presented by the Staff to Officers of Millstreet Town Park Committee in aid of the Upcoming Development of the Children’s Playground in the Town Park. From left: Geraldine O’Sullivan (née O’Leary), Daria Baksalary, Elzbieta Szafran, Anna O’Shea and Denis Hickey. Tap on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)

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Wonderfully Successful Sunday Coffee Morning at Cinnamon in aid of Playground Development

We feature the first three images of the hugely successful Fundraising Coffee Morning held at “Cinnamon” in West End, Millstreet this Sunday, 27th Oct. 2019.  The focus of the Fundraiser – the upcoming development of Millstreet Town Park Children’s Playground.  Click on the pictures to enlarge.  (S.R.)
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Playground Funding: Cinnamon Coffee Morning on Sunday

Millstreet Town Park Committee  would like to thank Anna, Daria and Ela of Cinnamon Cafe  for kindly giving up their time (and on their day off!) next Sunday 27 October to host a coffee morning in support  of the Town Park Playground project.  Fantastic community spirit  ladies – thank you.  Please see full notice below

If coffee,cake and chats are not your thing remember TO DONATE you may

(1) lodge online to Millstreet Town Park bank account at IBAN: IE61 BOFI 9058 0332 1050 69, BIC:BOFIIE2
(2) lodge cash or cheque in person  at Millstreet Credit Union – reference Millstreet Town Park account
(3) send a cheque payable to ” Millstreet Town Park ” care of  FAS Offices, Millstreet Community Gym,  Millstreet.

If you wish to confirm your contribution  or hold your own fundraiser we would be delighted to hear from you at <>

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“Cinnamon” Prepares to Open in West End, Millstreet

Formerly the location of “Nibbles” the new “Cinnamon” is presently preparing to open on Wednesday, 15th August 2018.  Opening hours: Monday to Friday: 9am to 5pm –  Saturday: 9am to 3pm.  Here we share images of the preparation.  Click on the pictures to enlarge.  (S.R.)

Cinnamon 1
West End location of “Cinnamon”
Cinnamon 2
Saturday evening in West End

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