Storm Ewan & March Fair 2017

Jerry Lehane (standing outside the very home of his childhood) points out the effect of Storm Ewan on March Fair 2017 in Millstreet on Sunday 26th Feb.. While some traders attempted to establish stalls on the street for the annual event the high winds and very heavy rain soon brought about the quick disappearance of the usual large number of popular outlets by 10.00 a.m.. There were quite a number of horses in the Fair Field but very soon the Fair ended there also. Here we share the quite unusual scenes from this year’s March Horse Fair in Millstreet. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)

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Postman Supreme Noel Keating Honoured in Aubane

Postman Supreme Noel Keating was very especially honoured at Aubane Community Centre on Friday night, 24th Feb. 2017 following his recent retirement from his many years of dedicated service in An Post to the people of Aubane and far beyond.  Here we share images from the wonderfully uplifting occasion.  (S.R.)

Noel pictured with many of his co-workers in An Post.  Click on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.)
Sgt. Michael Kelly, Noel Keating and Coordinator John F. Kelleher.
Aubane Community salutes Noel.

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Millstreet GAA Club Regristration Night 24th Feb. 2017

REGISTRATION NIGHT

MILLSTREET GAA CLUB

ALL ADULT MEMBERS, OFFICERS. SUPPORTERS & PLAYERS ARE REMINDED OF OUR

ANNUAL REGISTRATION NIGHT

NEXT FRIDAY NIGHT 24th FEBRUARY

BETWEEN 7.30 & 8.30pm

in Millstreet GAA Community Hall

MEMBERSHIP NUMBERS WILL BE ISSUED ON THE NIGHT

AND YOU WILL THEN BE ABLE TO REGISTER FOR

THE GAA REWARD SCHEME – GMRA

FULL DETAILS ON THE NIGHT.

We thank Sharon Lane for the notice.  (S.R.)

ADULT MEMBERS:  €60

STUDENT MEMBERS:  €40

Millstreet / Duarigle Gaels Juvenile GAA Victory Social at Wallis Arms – Part 1

Recently at the Wallis Arms Hotel on two separate nights Millstreet / Duarigle Gaels Juvenile GAA celebrated with a superb Victory Social – on the Friday night with the younger members and on the Saturday night with the more senior players.  Here we share images from the first occasion where Sportsman Supreme, Kevin Crowley was the Guest of Honour who presented the wonderfully successful players with their medals.  The Disco which followed the meal, presentation and speeches – with very popular D.J. Kieran – was hugely enjoyed by the young players.  Great credit is due to the many dedicated Coaches and Coordinators.  Click on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.) And we share a further selection of pictures from the splendid annual occasion. continue reading the full article “Millstreet / Duarigle Gaels Juvenile GAA Victory Social at Wallis Arms – Part 1”

Jerry Identifies Millstreet’s Magnificent Stained Glass Windows

What a truly wonderful response we’re received regarding our query just posted on our website last night!  And we are so very grateful to Jerry Sheehan of Los Angeles, California, USA who has identified the Saints on both windows of St. Patrick’s Church, Millstreet.  The letters SC and SD provide an important clue – the “S” on all the windows symbolises the word “Saint”.  Jerry now reveals that the Saint on the large window at the back of the Choir Gallery is Saint Margaret Mary Alacoque.  And the Saint on the other window is Saint Charles Borremo while the Saint depicted in the smaller frame of the same window is Saint Dominic.  Thanks a million, Jerry, for so very promptly contacting our Millstreet Museum email address with such highly significant information.  (S.R.)

Saints on Church Windows in St. Patrick’s Church Millstreet – Seeking Information

We have recently been asked by a number of people a query regarding two of our beautiful windows in St. Patrick’s Church, Millstreet.  Below we illustrate both windows.  The first one has the SC indication and SD in the lower image on the same window.   We welcome your suggestions re the identity of these Saints.    The second window is the very large one behind where the Choir used to sing in the Church Gallery.   Who is the Saint praying to the Lord?  We would be very grateful of any assistance in these queries.  Please use our Comment facility here or email millstreetmuseum @eircom.net …. Saints in most of the magnificent stained glass windows have been identified but these two windows are still the subject of research regarding the identity of the Saints depicted on the windows. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)

Geraldine Wins Herlihy’s Centra St. Valentine’s Day Competition

Well done to Geraldine Curtin who is the winner of Herlihy’s Centra St. Valentine’s Day competition! Here we note Greg presenting the €50.00 prize towards a
romantic dinner in Killarney.  We congratulate Geraldine and we thank Greg for the update and image.  Click on the picture to enlarge. (S.R.)

Visitor from Florida U.S.A. to Visit Millstreet

The following message was recently received from Becky Mantle Starks of Florida USA.  (S.R.)

Hello !   I plan to be in Millstreet in late March, likely March 30 and 31.
my goal is to find more information about my grandfather Thomas Bartholomew Mantle b. County Cork 1820, d. Kentucky USA 1903
and/or his likely father Thomas C. Mantle b. 1799 in Cork.

I have found a Thomas Mantle in the Tithe Applotment
Books, 1823-1837. he is listed several times.
https://familysearch.org/search/record/results?count=20&englishSubcountryName=County%20Cork&query=%2Bgivenname%3AThomas~%20%2Bsurname%3AMantle~%20%2Bbirth_place%3AIreland~%20%2Bbirth_year%3A1798-1832~%20%2Brecord_country%3AIreland%20%2Brecord_subcountry%3A%22Ireland%2CCork%22

I have also found a Thomas Mantle as a butcher in Millstreet, along with a
possible brother, Joseph Mantle in Slater’s Directory
http://www.failteromhat.com/slater/0101.pdf

Would there likely be additional information on him anywhere
in the Millstreet area ?

before arriving in Millstreet, I will have visited the various
repositories in Dublin, but with limited time constraints. any tips
you have for searching there would be appreciated.

Is there anyone you might recommend to guide me in finding more
information about my family in Milstreet ?

I am also sending this via the messenger contact to Millstreet.ie.

Thank you for your consideration in this matter.

Kindest regards,
Becky Mantle Starks
Florida, U.S.

Millstreet Monument Committee Receives Official Certificate of Centenary Participation

Members of Millstreet Monument Committee attending a meeting in McCarthy’s Bar of The Square, Millstreet on Monday night discussing upcoming events and celebrating their recently acquired historic Certificate of Participation in the Cork Co. 1916-2016 Centenary Events. The Certificate is being signed by all Committee Members and will then be framed and presented to Millstreet Museum for permanent display.  Click on the image to enlarge. (S.R.)

International Support for IHCPT Lourdes Project 2017

Úna Buckley and Dervla Murphy with Millstreet Community School Chaplain, John Magee promoting the upcoming fundraising Quiz at the Wallis Arms Hotel on Fri. 3rd March. When Patrick O’Leary of Louisville, Kentucky read about the upcoming event he sent €60.00 to Millstreet Museum to be presented to the two inspiring Students who will be representing their school on the IHCPT Project in Lourdes in April 2017. Such international support by a true gentleman with Adrivale, Millstreet roots is indeed greatly appreciated. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)
The official presentation of Patrick’s very generous support including his letter in which he had also offered to provide a further prize for the Draw on the night – an item from Kentucky and its very famous equestrian tradition. Úna and Dervla will be writing to express thanks to Patrick (who is to revisit Ireland in July 2017). Also included in the above picture which was taken by Frances Moynihan (Deputy Principal) is Pat Pigott, Principal, Millstreet Community School.

Patrick O’Leary of Louisville, Kentucky, USA pictured in 2016 at Millstreet Museum pointing out the silver cup which he so kindly presented.  Patrick has supported other Millstreet related projects also such as the Christmas Street Lighting.  (S.R) continue reading the full article “International Support for IHCPT Lourdes Project 2017”

“Radio Treasures” on CMS Tonight from 9.30 to 11.00


Among the many items about which we shall be chatting on “Radio Treasures” tonight –  We meet Conor, Martin and Frank at the 1916-2016 Review in Cork’s Co. Hall – at 10pm).  And so much more including a tribute to the late Kevin Brennan at 9.50pm.   All most welcome…Happy Listening!  
  Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.) To access the programme please tune into www.corkmusicstation.com

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“Seanchas Dúthalla” 2016 In Great Demand – Available at “Wordsworth” & Local Outlets

It is not at all surprising how very popular the most recent issue of the highly regarded Journal “Seanchas Dúthalla” (Volume 16) which was published by the Duhallow Historical Society just before Christmas 2016 is proving to be. The excellent publication is on sale at “Wordsworth” as well as a number of other local outlets. Among the many superb contributors who share magnificent articles are: Patrick O’Sullivan, Kanturk; Diarmuid Kiely, Cullen;  Maurice Linehan of Millstreet; Charles Louis McCarthy, Boherbue; Eilín Ní Chadhla, Sráid a’ Mhuilinn; Fr. Seán Tucker, Ballydaly;  Patricia O’Keeffe, Newmarket – to mention but some of the many gifted writers. We recommend purchase (while still available) of this marvellous Journal which in a short time will become a much sought after Collector’s Item as have previous issues of “Seanchas Dúthalla”. (S.R.)

St. Vincent de Paul Society Expresses Sincere Thanks for Recent Generosity

The Millstreet Conference of St. Vincent de Paul Society wishes to express sincere thanks for the very generous response to recent Church gate collections in the area. It is greatly appreciated. (S.R.)

Mallow Search & Rescue Team Receives Boeing New Year Swim Cheque

A most impressive cheque for €2,650.00 was presented by the Boeing New Year Swim Committee to Representatives John, Emmet and Martin of the Mallow Search & Rescue Team at the Malpaso Bar on Friday, 27th Jan. 2017. We shall be featuring an interview with the Team on Radio Treasures this Tuesday at 10pm. Here we share 14 images of the uplifting occasion. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)

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Millstreet Vintage Club Tractor Run to be held Today has been cancelled due to the Weather Conditions

The Tractor run to be ran out of Dromtariffe today has been cancelled due to the Bad Weather, Millstreet Vintage Club apologise for any inconvenience on the short notice of this.

Cheque Presentation from Christmas Mushera Climb 2016

A very impressive cheque was presented at Aubane Community Centre to Millstreet Reachout Cancer Support by Aubane Social Club following the annual Christmas Day Climb of Mushera Mountain. Click on the image to enlarge. (S.R.)

Millstreet’s Operation Transformation with Supervalu & Athletic Club

Some of the wonderfully enthusiastic participants in the recent Millstreet Operation Transformation held in conjunction with Millstreet Athletic Club and O’Keeffe’s Supervalu. Click on the image to enlarge. (S.R.)

Very Successful Farm Machinery Show 2017 at Green Glens

The Annual Farm Machinery Show at Green Glens last week was wonderfully successful and attracted a very large attendance on both days (18th and 19th Jan.). Here we share images from the superb event which was blessed with dry fresh weather. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)

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Recent Millstreet Winter Wonderland

The past week brought some splendid snowy scenes with Clara Mountain clothed in white and a full moon making night temperatures fall significantly. These scenes were all taken from Mount Leader Estate, Millstreet. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)

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Great Interest in Local Projects at BT Scientist Competition

Nora O’Sullivan, Gary O’Donovan & Eibhlís Kelleher at the BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition 2017. Their project is titled “A Statistical Investigation into the Sodium Chloride Content of Ration”. They are pictured below with Micheál Martin TD (Opposition Leader & Leader of Fianna Fáil), Michael Creed TD (Minister for Agriculture), Aindrias Moynihan TD & John Halligan TD (Minister of State for Skills).
Also included in two of the photos is Marguerite Kelleher (Gary’s aunt).
We thank Nora O’Sullivan who kindly forwarded the following four images from the Competition Centre in Dublin.  Many thanks also for the caption above.   Click on the pictures to enlarge.  (S.R.)


Millstreet Community School at BT Young Scientist Competition in Dublin

We thank Fr. James McSweeney (who is Chaplain at Bantry Community College) for this superb selection of images from BT Young Scientist Competition at the RDS in Dublin at which Millstreet Community School has no less than a hugely impressive five most interesting Projects coordinated by wonderfully enthusiastic Students and inspiring Teachers. Click on the various pictures to enlarge. (S.R.)
Jennifer Linehan, Fionan Buckley and Grace O’Connor with their project “What Olympic sport is most suitable for me?”
Katie Hickey, Robyn Sheehan and Elmarie Kelleher with their project
“The correlation between success in an Olympic sport and participation in that sport following the Olympics.”
Neil Flahive and Aidan Murphy with their project
“What are the ideal weather conditions for high scoring in GAA?”
Nora O’Sullivan, Eibhlís Kelleher and Gary O’Donovan with their project
“A statistical investigation into the sodium chloride content of ration.”
Ciara Fitzgerald, Katie Crowley and Emma Kelleher with their project
“Epileptic or Drunk?” An awareness campaign to highlight symptoms of epilepsy.

And we share further images from the superb annual event.  We also thank Fr. James for the captions to the various pictures.   We extend our sincere congratulations to All for such huge participation at such a prestigious event.  Every success. continue reading the full article “Millstreet Community School at BT Young Scientist Competition in Dublin”

Looking Back on a Wonderfully Colourful Festive Season in Millstreet & Kilcorney

As the three Wise Men arrive in the Crib and with the marking of Women’s Little Christmas on 6th Jan. 2017 we reach the end of the Festive Season.  Here we share a selection of images which illustrate how wonderfully colourful it has been.  We view the School Plays, the Weddings, the decorations, the book launch, the Christmas Jumper tradition and much more.   Click on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.)And here we share further pictures of the Festive Season in Millstreet and Kilcorney (Nativity Play above took place in Kilcorney Church in December 2016.) continue reading the full article “Looking Back on a Wonderfully Colourful Festive Season in Millstreet & Kilcorney”