Millstreet Library to Operate Call and Collect from 4th May

Millstreet Library will be operating Call and Collect from next week, Tuesday, 4th May 2021.
Please ring the Library on 029 21920  to get a selection of books organised for you plus a date for you on which to call to the Library Door to collect them.   We are hoping to open our doors soon, but until then we can still organise some books for you in this manner.

Carnegie Hall where Millstreet Library is located

Millstreet Library Reopens

Millstreet Library is now open at the usual opening hours. Customers may come in again to chose their books.
It will be closed on Thursday 17th Dec. 2020 for just the one day.

To mark the centenary of Carnegie Hall, Millstreet – Cork Co. Council a few short years ago arranged to put a very impressive in place outside the Hall. Research and translation was superbly coordinated by Denis O’Shea of the Millstreet Branch of C.C.C.. Click on the images to enlarge
Carnegie Hall where Millstreet Library and Millstreet Museum are located

Millstreet Library Reopens on Tuesday 30th June at 10.00 a.m.

Millstreet Library will be open to the public from next week – from Tuesday, 30th June 2020. It will open at the slightly later time of 10am each day. Customers will be able to browse and pick their own books as before. The nationwide request system will start up about a month later. We look forward to welcoming everyone back in again.   We thank Librarian Nora for this important notice.  (S.R.)

Carnegie Hall where Millstreet Library is located

Presentation to Librarian Supreme Grace by Millstreet BNS Pupils

The Pupils and Staff of Scoil Mhuire, Millstreet BNS presented a magnificent Bouquet of Flowers to Librarian Supreme, Grace Tangney in the Library on Friday, 28th Feb. 2020.   As we reflect on the wonderful dedication which Grace has so clearly demonstrated over the past three and a half years we extend our heartfelt thanks and very best wishes to Grace in her upcoming inspiring role at Mallow Library.   Today at 11:30 a.m. (Sat. 29th Feb.) Grace presents a wonderful story telling event on her final day as our superb Librarian in Millstreet Library.  Tap on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.) [read more …] “Presentation to Librarian Supreme Grace by Millstreet BNS Pupils”

Millstreet Active Retired Artists Prepare Wonderful Art Exhibition

Preparing for this Wednesday’s Official Launch by Maura Walsh of IRD Duhallow of a superb Art Exhibition by the MARA Artists at Millstreet Library.   Artist supreme Mary Sheehan of Knocknagree (pictured on right in image below) is the inspiring Teacher to the enthusiastic and splendidly talented Group.   The official launch to which all are most welcome takes place at 7pm on Wednesday, 1st May 2019.  Click on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.)======

The Art exhibition is featured in the Corkman, annd has some lovely photos of the ladies and friends also [HERE].

Millstreet ARA Artists’ Exhibition Launch on Wed. 1st May 2019

Maura Walsh of IRD Duhallow will launch one of the first Bealtaine Festival 2019 events at Millstreet Library when at 7:00pm on Wednesday, 1st May she will officially open Millstreet Active Retirement Association Artists’ Exhibition.   Everyone is most welcome.  We thank Phil for alerting us to the special occasion.  (S.R.)

Installing New Windows at Carnegie Hall

Due to the installation of new windows at Carnegie Hall, Millstreet – the Library will be closed until this Thursday.  Millstreet Museum will be open on Tuesday, 2nd April 2019 from 9:30am to 1:40pm but due to the windows installation at the Museum Centre will be closed on Wednesday, 3rd April.  Click on the images below to enlarge.  (S.R.) [read more …] “Installing New Windows at Carnegie Hall”

World Book Day 2019 Celebrated at Library

Today (7th March 2019) is World Book Day in Ireland.  Millstreet Librarian – Grace Tangney – shares the following background to our pictures.  (S.R.)

“Millstreet Library was delighted to welcome the boys and girls from 1st Class Presentation National School to meet renowned Irish author/illustrator Derek Mulveen and enjoy a special storytime reading of his  book “Oisín the Brave, Robot Island”  an adventure story that takes Oisín and Órane the Dragon to three islands on a quest to find a GOLDEN KEY and save Robot Island….before time runs out.”   Click on the images to enlarge.

From left: Librarian Grace Tangney, Author Derek Mulveen and Cork Co. Council Arts Officer Sinéad Donnelly.

Excellent Family History Support at Millstreet Library

On Thursday, 13th Sept. 2018 Millstreet Library was the location for a day of Family History Research with the wonderfully enthusiastic Genealogist Supreme from Co. Limerick – Karen O’Riordan from the Local Studies Library of Cork County Library.  Karen met a number of people having spoken to them by phone some days ago receiving some background family history and then researching each person’s family history.  For me I got some very valuable insights into the O’Leary (my mother’s maiden name) Family History.  Karen asked us to focus on just one of our parents.   What a truly excellent service by Cork County Library.   If there is a further occasion when such a Day of Family History is repeated we would certainly encourage you to participate.  All seen by the superbly dedicated Karen today felt greatly enriched by the treasured information shared.  Our pictures illustrate Karen working with just two of the many appreciative participants – Margaret Healy and yours truly.  Very special thanks also to the consistently helpful Millstreet Librarian – Grace Tangney who coordinated this special Day of Family History.  (S.R.) [read more …] “Excellent Family History Support at Millstreet Library”

Storyteller Supreme Jack Healy at Library This Morning

Storyteller Supreme (first from left) Jack Healy provided a most entertaining hour of storytelling at Millstreet Library this morning for a wonderfully appreciative audience. Librarian Grace wished to apologise to anyone who may have thought that the event was to be on Wednesday as Grace just happened to indicate Wednesday on the Parish Newsletter although the date (15th May) was correctly mentioned. Click on the image to enlarge. (S.R.)

Creative Writing for Adults at Millstreet Library

Do you have a secret longing to write?
A series of workshops
Creative Writing for Adults
will be held in
Millstreet Library. 
Classes are free of charge
but places are limited.
If you would like to attend contact the library on 029 21920 or email millstreet.library

We thank Grace for the important notice.  (S.R.)

Blue Grass & Country Music Delight at Millstreet Library

The wonderfully talented Blue Grass/Country Music Group from USA and Canada “Thunder & Rain” truly brought sunshine (!) to the enthusiastic audience at Millstreet Library on Friday morning (19th May 2017). Coordinator John from Mallow annually introduces such superb Groups to many audiences during the Bealtaine Festival. Click on the images to enlarge. Lots more images to follow later.  Many thanks to Librarian Grace for making such a splendid venue available.   The Group later visited Presentation N.S..  (S.R.)

Update (2017-06-14): Thunder and Rain have added two videos from Millstreet Library




Below: footage from their concert in the Presentation NS [from Presentation NS: Thunder & Rain]

Thunder and Rain

Thunder and Rain from Colorado will be touring Ireland from Thursday 11 May to Monday 22 May and will be playing Millstreet Library Fri. 19th: Millstreet Library at 11.30 a.m. on Friday 19th. Thunder and Rain are a four-piece country /bluegrass band. They got a fine write-up in Bluegrass Today. They feature Errin Peet-Lukes(guitar, vocals), Pete Weber (mandolin, vocals), Chris Herbst(dobro), and Ian Haggle (bass, vocals; previously here with the Martin Gilmore Trio). [from the Bluegrass Ireland Blog]. 

You can listen to some of their music on their website:  [read more …] “Thunder and Rain”

Looking Back at Some of the Many Classes Breda Welcomed in Library

Sr. Eileen Barry's Class of the late 1980s with Breda at the Library.   One of the many groups always accorded a royal and warm welcome by Breda at Millstreet Library.  Click on the image to enlarge.  (S.R.)
Sr. Eileen Barry’s Class of the late 1980s with Breda at the Library. One of the many groups always accorded a royal and warm welcome by Breda at Millstreet Library over many years.  Our special image comes from Millstreet Museum Pictorial ArchivesClick on the image to enlarge. (S.R.)