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Phil Cronin is a Millstreet man his wife Kitty is from Kildare
And amongst the Irish Community east of Melbourne they are a well known pair
Kind hearted and good people and surely nice to know
And a credit to that misty green Isle where the tree leaved shamrock grow.
Phil loves to talk of Millstreet Town and and the people he knew there
Some of the boys and girls he went to school with like he did went to live elsewhere
[read more …] “Phil And Kitty Cronin”
Hello, I am looking for any info on the Mitchells of Millstreet circa 1830-60s. I know that there were 2 brothers Michael Patrick and Dennis. I believe Dennis was born around 1838 and Michael around 1842. I was wandering if someone could possibly tell me how many Catholic parishes there were in the area at that time? I would like to see if they have any records of the Mitchells.
Thank you for your help, John Burgess email:<email>
Cockhill’s Hannie Murphy is at rest to day
Her remains in Drishane not far from the Finnow lay
Perhaps she is playing cards in Heaven from Earth far away
In forty drives with Millstreet’s best card players she did hold sway
A wonderful person as i do recall
[read more …] “Hannie Murphy”
Local FG candidate Áine Collins is launching her campaign next Monday night 31st January at 8pm in the Wallis Arms. MEP Seán Kelly will be in attendance. All are welcome to go along and find out more about her and what she stands for.
Co-ordinated by Breda O’Leary, Librarian, Millstreet Library the annual St. Bridget’s Cross Workshop was an outstanding success with expert instructors Breeda Kelleher, Teresa Kelleher and Kitty Cronin kindly sharing their skills in the making of the traditional Crosses. Here we view a selection of images illustrating the [read more …] “St. Bridget’s Cross Workshop at Millstreet Library”
The Southern Star this week carries an article on the Carbery Football of the 1970s at the West Cork GAA awards. the Millstreet team are highly praised as fine adversaries :
… Millstreet were probably the strongest club team in the county with a handful of county players like the great Dinny Long, Humphrey Kelleher, John Coleman and Connie Hartnett and they fought some great battles with Carbery.
Who will ever forget the clash between Donal Hunt and Humphrey Kelleher in Macroom. Two iron men, neither backing down from the challenge, we can still hear the thump. Of course, those were the days when referees allowed the physical in football and there was a definite place for tough men. The pity was that such a fine Millstreet team never got to win the county …
The strong boy of the class room as i do recall
He later became a legend of Gaelic Football
In Cork’s All Ireland nineteen seventy three winning team the stalwart full back
In his prime Humphrey Kelleher was a hard nut to crack
Even as a boy he was as strong as a man
Full of the joys of life and of youthful elan
And what a great character he grew into be
The likeable fellow he did seem carefree
[read more …] “In His Prime Humphrey Kelleher”
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A capacity attendance enjoyed a superb Ballydaly G.A.A. Reunion at the Wallis Arms on Friday night. Here we share images of the historic occasion. Following a splendid meal, a number of very interesting speeches evoking many memories of the 1957 and 1960 Duhallow Novice Championship Teams, were delivered. Margaret Murphy, Poet, Cloghoulabeg recited a marvellous poem recalling the great Teams. Lots of [read more …] “Ballydaly G.A.A. Reunion at Wallis Arms Hotel on 21st Jan. 2011”
Yesterday morning, Ryan Tubridy was joined in studio by Ann Lane (formerly of Ballinatona), author of ‘By The Way: A Selection of Public Art in Ireland’. Ann travelled 16,000 miles around the country on her trusty Honda 75 motorbike to catalogue 760 sculpture pieces along the highways and byeways of Ireland.
She also talks about her time (28 yrs) as personal secretary for Mary Robinson, on how she developed her interest, travelled the country, and many stories about the sculptures. See below to listen to the interview: [read more …] “Ann Lane on Tubridy”
It’s been a strange day on the politics front. This morning out sitting TD and Minister for Enterprise Batt O’Keeffe was being praised in the Irish Independent as being top dog in Munster, and quoted in today’s Examiner that he was going to contest the coming election. By lunch time news broke that he was quitting politics altogether after yesterday denying that he was considering quitting. (Locals knew there was something up when the Fianna Fáil convention in Millstreet last Monday to select candidates was cancelled at short notice).
Maybe he realised like the rest of the cabinet that since the chance of him getting into office the next time around was getting slimmer as the days went by and [read more …] “What a difference a day makes”
A Four Night Cookery Course is being offered in Millstreet Community School commencing with an introductory Night on Thursday, February 10th at 8.00 p.m. The cost is €80 and a minimum of twenty people are required. This is being run by well known chef, Frank Moynihan. Please telephone the School for details 029-70087.
The very successful Make-Up, Style and Image Course is being offered again this term. This Course runs for eight weeks at a cost of €80. Only a very limited number of places are available for this Course. Telephone 029-70087 to enroll.
Green Glens, Millstreet is such a perfect setting for the Annual Farm Machinery Show. Here we share images of the superbly impressive Show recorded when we visited the wonderfully popular event last night. We would very much encourage a visit to the venue where not only does one receive lots of very useful information and hints on the most recent farm related innovations but also where the most modern farm machinery is on view and where there is quite an amazing [read more …] “Farm Machinery Show Success at Green Glens”
I am seeking any information on a Johannah Buckley, born at Dooneen Cross, Millstreet, to Con Buckley and Johanna Murphy in 1856. She had three brothers and four sisters. I believe they were farmers and that Johanna’s brother Con, continued on the family farm. Johanna emigrated to New Zealand in 1879 and married James Goggin (son of Patrick Goggin and Kate Kelleher, Gurtnapeasta, Clondrohid, Macroom). I know it is a bit of a long shot considering how long ago it was but any information would be most appreciated. One day I hope I can visit with my family. Megan (email)
Nóra Ní Shíndile was a native of Millstreet, and a professional keener (“bean caoinadh”) in the late 1790’s/early 1800’s. It is thanks to her that the poem Caoineadh Airt Uí Laoghaire survives today. About 1800, the scribe and poet, Éamonn de Bhál, transcribed Caoineadh Airt Uí Laoghaire from her rendering, thus preserving the full version of the caoineadh for posterity.
Caoineadh Airt Uí Laoghaire is one of the greatest love poems of the Irish Language. Eibhlín Dubh Ní Chonaill composed it capturing the life and death of her husband Art on May 4, 1773 in Carriganima.
The Irish tradition of keening over the body at the burial is distinct from the wake (the practice of watching over the corpse – which took place the night before the burial). The “keen” itself is thought to have been constituted of stock poetic elements (the listing of the genealogy of the deceased, praise for the deceased, emphasis on the woeful condition of those left behind etc) set to vocal lament. While generally carried out by one or several women, a chorus may have been intoned by all present. Physical movements involving rocking, kneeling or clapping accompanied the keening woman (“bean caoinadh”) who was often paid for her services. [read more …] “An Caoineadh Airt Uí Laoghaire”
The year was 1985 and a group from Millstreet were in France to formalize the twinning of Millstreet and Pommerit-le-Vicompte. Above is a newspaper cutting from a French newspaper of the time. The caption reads ” Wednesday afternoon was devoted to a visit to Argoat. ” [read more …] “Jumelage avec Millstreet (Twinning with Millstreet)”
Ann Foley, a single mother of one and a postgraduate student in International Relations at UCC, from Newmarket, will be officially announced this week as a People Before Profit candidate for the Cork North West constituency.
The newly formed United Left Alliance (ULA) will hold a meeting in Cork this week to launch its pre-election policies, in the Metropole Hotel, McCurtain Street, Wednesday 12th at 7.30pm. The Alliance is set to contest more than 20 constituencies in the upcoming general election. (The United Left Alliance is an amalgamation of the Socialist Party, People Before Profit Alliance, and Workers and Unemployed Action Group)
Ms Foley said the alternative being offered by Fine Gael, and Labour is the same as what Fianna Fail have been pursuing, and she believes [read more …] “Cork North West Candidate: People Before Profit Alliance”
The Kennelly Archive represents a lifetime of work by Padraig Kennelly and his wife Joan, bore out of a passion for photography, that has culminated in an in-depth pictorial record of Co. Kerry. They have now digitized the negatives of the photography which appear on their website kennedyarchives.com.
Fortunately, he visited Millstreet a few times in the late 50s and 60s, attend a dance in the Star Ballroom, The Pipe Band Festival of 1958 and a few more visits. In total there are 143 photos in the collection which were taken in Millstreet, and amongst them some wonderful photos of people from the time. Many are still with us, some are no longer
All the photos are available for purchase on KennellyArchives.com and we would recommend that you would purchase those ones that are relevant to you as these kinds of photos only turn up once in a blue moon. However, all photos are available for previewing and details on how to view all the photos are given below: [read more …] “Kennelly Archives”
Before today ends – we cannot resist writing all the ones! It’s Tuesday 11/1/’11. One looks forward to November this year when at 11 seconds after 11.11a.m. on 11th it will be written as 11.11.11 on 11/11/’11!
hi, i wrote to you to last year looking for help in finding my grandfather. Since then i have found out a little bit; his name was James Cronin whose father was Jeremiah. We found out his mother’s name was Maria Dennehy. They had lived in Skagh?? My grandfather was born on September 1915 i am looking for any information on what happened to him after 1941. I know he married Ellen Shine in June of that year but not much else. I know he had at least one brother, and maybe 2 sisters. Any help would be great. Absolutly love the site. Great for keeping up with local news. Tks again for any help.
Helena ( <email>
Skagh is an area Between Derrinagree and Boherbue. It is [read more …] “James Cronin”
While discussing Presidential candidates in the upcoming Presidential Election (which is due to take place next October), on TV3’s Midday Show yesterday (10th Jan 2011), on which Aileen Hickie (formerly of the Square) was appearing as a guest, it was suggested (TIC) that maybe the next President could come from Millstreet!: you can see the crossfire from 32:00 minutes in the video:
Elaine Crowley: Aileen, do you have any particular preference?
Aileen: … I’d like a southerner, we’ve had a northerner for the past 14 years, no harm to move it back to the other end of the country.
Fiona McLaughtlain: Now when you say southerner, do you mean Cork specifically?
Aileen: Well I wouldn’t if it was mind Munster, I’m not saying Cork, but Munster. Not just anyone from Millstreet … I mean if they were from Munster, I’d be happy enough. [read more …] “Millstreet President”
So nice of Sean Radley in his 2010 Millstreet snow tour to mention my name
This well may become my only claim to fame
Such beautiful online images he did create
Whilst being driven around the snow covered countryside by Brendan his good mate
Fair dues to Brendan Murphy his part in the creation of the images he did play
For driving Sean on his snow tour on such a terrible day [read more …] “On Sean And Brendan’s Snow Tour”