Pictures from the Past from Millstreet Museum Pictorial Archives

It is indeed a very real source of encouragement to initiate a regular feature from Millstreet Museum Pictorial Archives when we hear such uplifting comments from many people including Seán Barrett who enjoy our featuring of Pictures from the Past that we should consider delving into our Archive on a regular basis.   And, yes, this is what we hope to do as we gradually approach a New Year.  Thanks to Myra at the Museum we have digitalised several thousand photos ranging back decades which will be available to this and future generations.   To begin our regular feature we firstly caption the image we recently shared:

This special memory relates to the putting in place of the Christmas Tree at The Square, Millstreet in 1999. From left: Brendan Murphy, John “Sing” O’Sullivan, Thomas Galvin, Kieran Murphy (Brendan’s son) and Bill O’Sullivan.  Click on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.)
Con Tarrant, Derek Davis (RTÉ) and Gerald Burke at the official launch of a wonderful environmental project at Moll Carthy’s Bridge in Kilcorney in the year 2000.

 

MCC Cheque Presentation to MCS Supporting BT Young Scientist 2019 Participants

Sincere congratulations to Millstreet Community School for having no less than an amazing Six Projects accepted in the upcoming BT Young Scientist Exhibition at Dublin’s RDS in early January 2019.   As has been the impressive practice over the years of Millstreet Community Council to support the participating Students in this prestigious event a cheque of €500.00 was presented this morning (Wednesday, 12th Dec. 2018) at the School.  Here we share a series of images from the uplifting occasion.  Click on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.)

Chairman of Millstreet Community Council, Noel Buckley presents the cheque to Principal, Pól Ó Síodhcháin at MCS.  Present also are the Participating Students and their Teachers plus MCC Members Marie Murphy, Mary Collins and Jerry O’Mahony.

[read more …] “MCC Cheque Presentation to MCS Supporting BT Young Scientist 2019 Participants”

“Radio Treasures” on Cork Music Station Tonight 9:30 to 11:00

Tonight’s “Radio Treasures” is very much on a Christmas theme and we also chat about the images illustrated below (S.R.) :

Our 10pm interview tonight on Cork Music Station is with a wonderful American Visitor who called to Millstreet Museum on 30th Oct. 2018.  William Sullivan recently shared the following much appreciated message on the Millstreet website: [read more …] ““Radio Treasures” on Cork Music Station Tonight 9:30 to 11:00″

Magical Christmas Spirit 2018 in Millstreet

The true spirit of Christmas is in evidence throughout Millstreet Town with the official turning on of the Christmas Lights at The Square on Friday evening (7th Dec. 2018) revealing a magnificent festive creation, the Christmas Jumper GAA Run in aid of Irish Cancer Society on Saturday and people adding Christmas magic to shop windows with outdoor Christmas Trees further enhancing the atmosphere.  This year our Christmas Tree is located near the Corner by the original Tom Radley’s Forge.  Here we share a variety of images illustrating that wonderful Christmas Spirit.  Click on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.) [read more …] “Magical Christmas Spirit 2018 in Millstreet”

AGM 2018 of Drishane Region Project

The AGM of Drishane Region Project took place this Monday evening (10th Dec. 2018) at Millstreet Day Care Centre.  Over twenty dedicated people work in various projects in the Millstreet area including Millstreet Day Care Centre itself, GAA Community Hall, Town Park, Pitch & Putt, Gym, Astroturf and Millstreet Museum to mention but some of the work locations.   Here we share an image of some of the Coordinating Committee of the overall Project.  Click on the image to enlarge.  (S.R.)

Millstreet Vintage Club Celebrates Christmas 2018

Assembling at Corkery’s Bar, West End, Millstreet on the evening of Saturday, 8th Dec. 2018 members of Millstreet Vintage Club enjoyed a very pleasant evening of chat and refreshments and reflecting on a most successful year during which the Club presented a number of substantial cheques to various praiseworthy causes.  In fact a further cheque is scheduled to be presented to C.A.R.T. (Carriganima Area Rural Transport) in The Pub at Carriganima on Sat. 15th Dec..  Below we share an image from the Christmas Get together.  Click on the image to enlarge.  (S.R.) 

St. Vincent de Paul Society’s Annual Appeal This Weekend

Church gate collections in aid of St. Vincent de Paul Society will take place on this coming weekend 12th & 13th Dec. 2015 outside Churches in Millstreet, Ballydaly and throughout Duhallow. Your generous support for such a praiseworthy cause is greatly appreciated. (S.R.)
Church door collections in aid of St. Vincent de Paul Society will take place at all Masses on this coming weekend 8th & 9th Dec. 2018 (Sat. night and Sun. morning) outside Churches in Millstreet, Ballydaly, Cullen, Derrinagree, Dromagh and Kilcorney. Your generous support for such a praiseworthy cause is greatly appreciated.   We thank Mona for the alert.  (S.R.)

 

Millstreet Christmas Lights

Millstreet Christmas Lights

Christmas is fast approaching and our little elves would be delighted if you could dress your windows with fairy lights or candles to enhance our Christmas display

Don’t forget that the turning on of the Christmas Lights takes place this evening (Friday 7th) at 6:30pm in the Square.

Musical Choices in Boherbue & Millstreet

Tonight at 8pm in the Pearse Memorial Hall, Boherbue  – Joe Kennelly of Inniscarra and Millstreet will give the Christmas presentation at The Music Room.   It will be Frances Curtin who is scheduled to give the Christmas presentation at Millstreet Gramophone Circle on Fri. 14th Dec. 2018 in Millstreet Day Care Centre at 8.15pm.  All are welcome at both occasions.  Happy listening!  (S.R.)

Brewery in Millstreet

Alan sent us this message asking whether there were ever breweries in Millstreet or Kanturk in the past:

“I’m trying to do a bit of research on old distilleries and breweries in the Cork/Kerry area. Having lived in Kanturk for only two years, my history of the area is sketchy but I do understand that there has been evidence of a brewery in the town back in the early 1800’s. I was just wondering, could I get some more information? Where was the original site? Along the river I imagine but any details would be greatly appreciated.
I haven’t come across any evidence of brewing in Millstreet but if
anyone can point me in the right direction, that would be amazing!”

We do know that in Millstreet, an ale and porter brewery was established in 1835. The site was the Tanyard field of meadow (now the site of the Dairygold Co-op store). This continued and flourished until the Famine. Does anyone have any more information?

[read more …] “Brewery in Millstreet”

“Radio Treasures” on Cork Music Station Tonight 9:30 to 11:00

Lots of variety tonight on “Radio Treasures” on Cork Music Station … At 10pm we recall last Friday night’s Christmas Mass and Party in Aubane and we hear a selection of songs from Millstreet Community Singers.   We chat about the superb Millstreet Calendar 2019 now available for sale at €6.00.  Music, songs and musings galore for our worldwide loyal listening audience.   Our featured artist this week is Gentleman Jim Reeves. We also chat about topics relating to the images below.   Many thanks to Eily Buckley for promoting our weekly Radio Programme on her own Regional Report.   Happy Listening!      And we hear about the Three Legged Stool and its lesson for all our lives!  And there’s more – much more!   Click on the images below to enlarge.  (S.R.) [read more …] ““Radio Treasures” on Cork Music Station Tonight 9:30 to 11:00″

Uplifting and Inspiring Stats Regarding St. John’s GAA Club

Team Coach supreme, Jimmy Murphy, shares the following uplifting facts about the wonderfully successful St. John’s GAA Club (with Players from Aubane, Mushera, Millstreet, Kilcorney and beyond) especially after being victorious in the recent Final played at Ovens:

“A truly wonderful Team but also a truly unique Team.   Four families of brothers and two O’Keeffes – Denis and Paddy.   The Sheahans Tom and Adrian.   The Kellehers Brian and Denis.   The Corkerys Donal, Neil and Paudie.  Also Dave Barrett – son of Selector, John Barrett.   Dave is Uncle to Eric and Eoin.  But most unique of all must be Father and Son – Huey and Kevin Sheahan.   Truly unique stats and all the Team have great friendships.”   

We thank Jimmy for sharing such very interesting and quite fascinating facts about an amazing GAA team with superbly inspiring dedication and sporting spirit.  (S.R.)

“The Millstreet Men’s Shed Soapbox Race Day 2018” DVD Now On Sale

*The Millstreet Men’s Shed Soapbox Race Day 2018 *is now for sale on DVD.   Price is €10. Available from:

Tadhg Curtin – Email: <tctcurtin@gmail.com> … Tel: 086 177 87123

Or from Bertie Buckley – Tel: 087 679 3841.

This superbly professional DVD by the very talented Tadhg Curtin was officially launched at Moll Carthy’s Bridge Bar, Kilcorney on 7th Nov. 2018 (illustrated below) attended by members of Millstreet Men’s Shed.   Click on the images to enlarge.   A brief trailer of the DVD is also shared below.(S.R.)

Video Director Tadhg Curtin is pictured in the centre.

 

[read more …] ““The Millstreet Men’s Shed Soapbox Race Day 2018” DVD Now On Sale”

A Superb Win Today for St. John’s GAA Club in Ovens

Delighted to receive from wonderfully dedicated Team Coach, Jimmy Murphy the uplifting news this evening.  “A great win by St.John’s at Ovens today.   A fantastic display of football and heart.   They are an outstanding bunch of Players.   The exciting score:  St. John’s 1 – 9 to Kilmurry 1 – 8 ” shared by Jimmy on text shortly after the game.  Sincere congratulations to Jimmy and the magnificent Team on being  splendidly victorious in the final.

[read more …] “A Superb Win Today for St. John’s GAA Club in Ovens”

Herlihy’s Centra Millstreet Presents Superb Soccer Kit to MCS

This morning (Wednesday, 28th Nov. 2018) in the Library of Millstreet  Community School – Kevin Herlihy of Herlihy’s Centra presented a superb set of Soccer Kit Sportswear to Millstreet Community School.  Principal Pól Ó Síodhcháin accepted the very impressive set of jerseys and overall kit in the presence of members of Herlihy’s Centra Staff, Millstreet and three Students wearing the new outfit.  Also present was John Magee, Chaplain at MCS.   Here we share ten images from the wonderfully uplifting occasion on a morning which has been wet and windy.   Thankfully the electricity was just restored following the stormy weather conditions before we pictorially recorded the occasion.   Click on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.) [read more …] “Herlihy’s Centra Millstreet Presents Superb Soccer Kit to MCS”

“Radio Treasures” on Cork Music Station Tonight 9:30 to 11:00

Lots of variety tonight on “Radio Treasures” on Cork Music Station … At 10pm a wonderful song from our Archives – “Roll up to Eily’s Bus”  And we delve into our 1960s Musical Archives.   Music, songs and musings galore for our worldwide loyal listening audience.   We also chat about topics relating to the images below.  Happy Listening!  Click on the images below to enlarge.  (S.R.)

Information on the above five images…… [read more …] ““Radio Treasures” on Cork Music Station Tonight 9:30 to 11:00″

ALPS Celebrates 30th Anniversary in Millstreet

ALPS Electric (Ireland) Limited celebrated its 30th Anniversary at its facility in Millstreet, Co. Cork today.  Mr. Toshihiro Kuriyama, President of Alps Alpine was joined by Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine Michael Creed TD; Japanese Ambassador, Ms. Mari Miyoshi, and IDA Ireland’s CEO, Martin Shanahan in marking the auspicious occasion.

ALPS Electric (Ireland) Limited was founded in Millstreet Town, County Cork in 1988 as a manufacturing base of ALPS Customers in Europe. Manufacturing is mainly dedicated to Automotive Customers in Europe, delivering high quality electronic products to exacting delivery requirements. In the past 10 years, Alps Ireland has also developed locally products for the medical devices and IOT markets.  [read more …] “ALPS Celebrates 30th Anniversary in Millstreet”

Community Text Alert – Final Reminder

A final reminder, if you wish to renew your membership or join the Millstreet Community Text Alert System for 2019 (Cost €10), application forms are available from Wordsworth, Millstreet & Guerin’s Shop Ballydaly. Closing date for receipt of applications is this coming Friday November 30th.

Presbytery Roofing Detail

Looking at old Lawrence Collection photos from about 1910, the detail on top of the presbytery (1893) is fascinating. I assume it is a lightening conductor, but the design is so so unusual, does anyone know if there is some significance to the design?
That detail is gone now, but there across the road on the old boy’s national school there is a similar one which is striking to this day. That building was also erected in 1893. Does anyone know if there is some significance in them?

Cookery, Science & Art Wonderfully Explored at Cloghoula N.S.

Cloghoula N.S. are delighted to have been selected as one of only fifty schools in Ireland to take part in the new primary schools Cooking All Stars programme with SuperValu. All pupils have enjoyed cooking and eating the healthy, nutritious recipes.  Click on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.)

During Science Week, an ecological expert introduced the pupils to a wide
range of wild Irish animals, including live mice and voles.

All pupils have designed and are having their own unique Christmas card
printed in time for Christmas.

[read more …] “Cookery, Science & Art Wonderfully Explored at Cloghoula N.S.”

Wonderful Retirement Reception for Joan Collins

Marking 32 years of supreme dedication at St. Joseph’s Community Hospital, Millstreet a very special Retirement Reception was held on the evening of Friday, 16th Nov. 2018 at Corkery’s Bar, West End, Millstreet to honour Joan Collins on her retirement.   Staff members enjoyed a splendid occasion during which the very popular Joan was made a number of presentations with many words of great praise delivered.   We wish Joan a very Happy, Healthy and Fulfilling Retirement following her inspiring work for the past 32 years at the Hospital.   Here we share a selection of images from the magnificent reception.   We thank Patricia Robertson (Clerical Officer at the Hospital) for alerting us to the special occasion.  Click on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.) [read more …] “Wonderful Retirement Reception for Joan Collins”

Presentation Day 2018 in Millstreet

A wonderful annual Millstreet tradition on Presentation Day (21st Nov. 2018) was superbly upheld today when the children from Presentation N.S. splendidly enhanced the liturgy of the 10:00 a.m. Mass with their truly exquisite singing and music.  This was followed by the placement of a special wreath in the Cemetery of the Presentation Sisters near the Church Grounds where a special hymn in honour of Nano Nagle who founded the Presention Sisters Order was sung by the 34 sixth class pupils.   Staff members from Millstreet Community School and Sr. Eileen of the Presentation Order also attended the annual celebration. Here we share some 23 images from the annual occasion.  Click on the pictures to enlarge.  (S.R.) [read more …] “Presentation Day 2018 in Millstreet”

“Radio Treasures” on Cork Music Station Tonight 9:30 to 11:00

Lots of variety tonight on “Radio Treasures” on Cork Music Station with very special interviews regarding the hugely successful Donal Guiney Inaugural Table Quiz cheque presentation to Millstreet Day Care Centre.  At 10:00pm we listen to interviews with John A. O’Leary (Chairman, Millstreet Fianna Fail Cumann), Mary Feeley as well as Vincent, Michael and Paddy Guiney.   We also chat about the inspiring Fashion Show in Rathmore for Chernobyl Children’s Fund.  And we delve into our Archives.   Music, songs and musings galore for our worldwide loyal listening audience.  Click on the images below to enlarge.  (S.R.)

Liebherr Crane on its way from Killarney in 1991 early one morning negotiating the Corner at the Square, Millstreet. (From Museum Pictorial Archives)

[read more …] ““Radio Treasures” on Cork Music Station Tonight 9:30 to 11:00″

Lally’s Magnificent 90th Birthday Celebrations at Wallis Arms

On Saturday evening, 3rd November 2018 in the presence of her three brothers and sister, her six children, her seventeen grandchildren and her twelve great-grandchildren as well as her many relations and friends – the wonderful Lally Healy of Pound Hill, Millstreet celebrated her 90th Birthday in the beautiful setting of the Wallis Arms Hotel.   The most enjoyable occasion was video recorded by Lally’s brother, Brendan (Murphy).  Great credit is due to the dedicated organisers of the very special event.  They arranged a supremely impressive setting with a special booklet, historic family photographs, excellent musical entertainment provided by John White and Michael Murphy and deciding on a delicious meal menu.   One of the many highlights of the occasion was the recitation of a brilliant poem about Lally’s inspirational life by Marie Healy.  Marie had composed this truly great poem.   When Lally was asked what was her secret living into her 90s she replied:  “Hard work and keep your mind busy”.   And one of Lally’s favourite past times is knitting which she approaches with uplifting creativity and generously gifts many completed items to CUMH.   Sincere congratulations to 90 years young Lally as she begins her very active life into her 90s.    Here we share some twenty images from the magnificent event.  Click on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.)

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Presentation of Impressive Quiz Cheque to Millstreet Day Care Centre

On Thursday night, 15th Nov. 2018 a truly impressive cheque of €2,000.00 was presented by Chairman of Millstreet Fianna Fáil Cumann, John A. O’Leary to Mary Feeley, Manager, Millstreet Day Care Centre.   This was the result of a most successful Donal Guiney Memorial Inaugural Quiz held at McCarthy’s Bar, Millstreet some weeks ago.   So popular was the Quiz that there were over sixty spot prizes shared on the occasion.   Asking the questions on the night was Noreen Meade before a capacity attendance.   We recorded interviews at the Presentation of the Cheque with John A. O’Leary, Mary Feeley, Deputy Michael Moynihan and with Vincent, Michael and Patrick Guiney.   This feature will be broadcast at 10pm on “Radio Treasures” on Cork Music Station on Tuesday, 20th Nov..  Here we share three images from the uplifting Presentation of the Cheque. Click on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.) [read more …] “Presentation of Impressive Quiz Cheque to Millstreet Day Care Centre”