Millstreet Weekend Pictorial Updates – 17th August 2019

It’s been a very busy weekend here in Millstreet with the superbly colourful Horse Show in the exquisite setting of Green Glens, a wonderfully successful Coffee Morning at Aubane Community Centre in aid of Marymount, royal welcome extended to the many visitors including John D. Neenan presently on holiday from the USA …. and an uplifting generous response to the annual Church Gate Collection for Sr. Consilio Centre in Farran. … as well as great support for HOPE fundraisers (Coláiste Treasa, Kanturk Students)Nancy with Niamh and Catherine Ferns.   He we share some 16 images from those many Millstreet events.  Click on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.) [read more …] “Millstreet Weekend Pictorial Updates – 17th August 2019”

Sr. Consilio’s Cuan Mhuire Centre in Farnanes – Church Gate Collection This Weekend


There will be a Church Gate Collection in Millstreet 17th/18th August 2019 – in aid of Sr. Consilio’s Cuan Mhuire Centre in Farnanes.   This highly regarded facility superbly treats Girls who experience addiction problems including substance and alcohol dependency.   Your support would be greatly appreciated.

— see Cuan Mhuire on Facebook

Every Success to Fisherman Supreme Luke O’Donoghue

As Fisherman Supreme, Luke O’Donoghue, presently competing in the World Youth Fly-Fishing Championships in the Czech Republic. His father, Billy shared two images of Luke with the Irish team preparing for the historic event.  The O’Donoghue Family wishes to express sincere thanks for the enormous support extended by the Millstreet Community and beyond for the wonderfully talented Sportsman Luke.  Every success to Luke and his Irish Team.  Click on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.) 

Luke is pictured 6th from left.
Luke is pictured 2nd from left.

[read more …] “Every Success to Fisherman Supreme Luke O’Donoghue”

Death Notice: Eugene Winters, Kanturk

On August 13, 2019 peacefully in the presence of his loving family and under the tender and loving care of the staff of Kanturk Community Hospital, beloved husband of Marie (nee O’Byrne, West End,  Millstreet) and loving father of Liam, James, Iris (Sheedy) and Rita (Callan). Deeply regretted by his loving family, dearest grandchildren, brother, sisters, sons-in-law, daughter-in-law, brothers-in-law, sister-in-law, nephews, nieces, relatives and a large circle of friends. May he rest in peace.

Reposing at Graces Funeral Home, Kanturk on Thursday from 6pm followed by removal at 8pm to the Church of the Immaculate Conception, Kanturk. Requiem Mass on Friday at 12 noon, followed by burial afterwards in the adjacent cemetery. Family flowers only please, donations, if desired, to Kanturk Community Hospital. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam dílis. [rip]

Mass on Clara Mountain in May 2000 & Plaque Unveiling

Millstreet Museum Society  and Millstreet Website Team very much appreciate the wonderfully uplifting generous response to our recent Church Gate Collection in Millstreet.   The €2, 275.98 + €50.00 will greatly permit us maintain the two important local resources….meeting the costs (re the website) of web server and domain name….and (re Museum) the costs of insurance, heating, lighting and ongoing development.   Special thanks to Millstreet Community Council and Millstreet Local Lottery for splendid support.   And to those who contributed from abroad and who have direct Millstreet links – grateful thanks to All.   One may assist anytime throughout the year by using our dedicated Bank Account the number of which is: IBAN – IE22 BOFI 9058 0334 0531 43 & BIC – BOFIIE2D.

And so to our most recent delving into our Visual Archive of Millstreet Museum.   The date is 21st May 2000 when hundreds of people climbed (or were transported on the back of Tony Healy’s Tractor!) Clara Mountain marking the 50th Anniversary of the placement of the original Cross on Clara Mountain in 1950.   Mass was concelebrated in the presence of Millstreet Pipe Band and a wide cross section of people from near and far.   It was Tadhg O’Driscoll who unveiled the official stone plaque.   Here we share some 24 images from the truly historic occasion.  Click on the pictures to enlarge.  (S.R.) [read more …] “Mass on Clara Mountain in May 2000 & Plaque Unveiling”

Truly Wonderful Victory for Nicholas at 2019 Dublin Horse Show

Sincere Congratulations to Nicholas Pomeroy and his horse Claragh Olala on winning the highly prestigious 5 Year Old Young Event Horse Championship at the 2019 Dublin Horse Show.  And Patrick celebrates the superb victory by wearing the very appropriate cap!  Click on the images to enlarge.   (S.R.) [read more …] “Truly Wonderful Victory for Nicholas at 2019 Dublin Horse Show”

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

“Radio Treasures” tonight (Tuesday, 6th August 2019) places focus on a broad selection of excellent songs and music from Irish Traditional to Classical to Country & Western.   And we visit our audio archives for some very special gems also.   All this and much more tonight on Cork Music Station .   Also in tonight’s “Radio Treasures” we include musings, music and songs galore.  We remember our Faithful Departed.   And we chat about such a variety of topics as illustrated below:

1.   The magnificent response of €2,275.98 to this past weekend’s Church Gate Collection in aid of Millstreet Museum and Millstreet Website. 

  1. 2.   The wonderful Wedding of Áine O’Callaghan and Gerard Nagle.3.   Millstreet Community School Debs 2019.4.  Superb Concert for Marie in Knocknagree Church.5.   TR Dallas at McCarthy’s Bar, Millstreet.6.   Circus coming to town!Click on the images to enlarge.  Feel most welcome to make contact by logging into our “Seán Radley” Facebook chat page or by texting.  One may also email us on millstreetmuseum @eircom.net – Happy Listening!  Click on the image to enlarge.  Click here to tune into tonight’s Show.  See lots more images below.  (S.R.)

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

“Where the Road Takes Me” on C103 This Sunday at 7pm

We thank Presenter, John Greene, for advance information regarding this Sunday (4th Aug. 2019) evening’s programme on C103.  (S.R.)

‘Where the road takes me’ returns this week with the second and concluding programme which looks at the scuttling of German U-Boat 260,  three miles south of Glandore harbour a few weeks before the end of WW11.

The story is told mainly throught the eyes and ears of  eighty seven year old Mary McCarthy, who was then a thirteen year old on the Galley Head, where eleven of the crew climbed up a dangerous precipice beneath the light-house. 

In the concluding programme we examine the three main theories for the scuttling of the submarine, and based on the evidence and information gathered on the programme, come to our own conclusion. 

Reports and logbooks from the Gardai and Coast-watch are examined, and from an interview conducted with two of the submarine’s officers, we get their views on the war, including how their school-going youth are being trained to successfully eliminate enemy tanks. [read more …] ““Where the Road Takes Me” on C103 This Sunday at 7pm”

Supporting Millstreet Museum and Millstreet Website This Weekend

Enjoying refreshments following our Museum Interview with Hannah Lucey in her wonderfully welcoming home in 2000.
Two Students – Caoimh Sheahan and Ronan Fraser from Scoil Mhuire, Millstreet B.N.S. being video-recorded following their magnificent three-day trip to London in 2000 which included a visit to to the West End Musical “Buddy” and also having the superb “Legoland” experience in Windsor near London. The boys gave a truly excellent account of their memorable trip to England in 2000.

We thank Eily Buckley, John Tarrant and Sharon Lane for superbly assisting us in the promotion of this coming weekend’s Church Gate Collection in aid of Millstreet Museum and Millstreet Website.   As this annual collection is our only real source of funding for these two local resources your generous support is all-important and greatly appreciated.   We also thank our wonderfully loyal supporters and helpers who stand with us at both Masses on this weekend – 6:30pm Mass on Sat. 3rd Aug. and 11:30am Mass on Sunday, 4th August.   Below we share a selection of images including pictures from our Archive 2000 Collection.   Click on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.)  We begin with JohnTarrant’s excellent “Corkman” report regarding our Annual Collection:

Museum/Website Collection 2018

Archive 2000 recalls Tadhg O’Driscoll‘s superb talk in the Carnegie Hall re Millstreet Railway Station.

[read more …] “Supporting Millstreet Museum and Millstreet Website This Weekend”

Sports Icon Supreme Rena Inspires Millstreet Camogie Camp 2019

The hugely popular Millstreet Camogie Camp 2019 was visited by the renowned Sports Icon Supreme – Rena Buckley – on Thursday, 1st August 2019.  Rena gave an inspirational address to the enthusiastic participants outlining the many safety tips and the correct eating habits for those involved in the world of sport.   Some most interesting questions from the young people were superbly answered by Rena who then joined all for an historic group photo.   Here we share a selection of images from the uplifting occasion.   Click on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.) [read more …] “Sports Icon Supreme Rena Inspires Millstreet Camogie Camp 2019”

Upcoming Events to be held in Aubane during August

Upcoming Events to be held in Aubane during August

Sunday August 11th : Aubane Social Club Family Fun Day at Aubane Community Centre at 2pm,Lots of Fun for all the Family, All Welcome

Saturday August 17th : Aubane Bi Annual Coffee Morning in aid of Marymount Cork at Aubane Community Centre hosted by John, Noreen and Gobnait Kelleher on Saturday 17th August commencing at 10.30.-1.30pm

Sunday August 18th : Charity Tractor Run based at Aubane Community Centre in aid of Millstreet Pipe Band and Remembering Johnny Hickey Former Chairman and Founding Member of Milllstreet Vintage Club and Member of Millstreet Pipe Band,leaving Aubane Community Community Centre at 12.30pm to make it’s way to Ballinagree Vintage Show,
Details-Bernard Crowley on 087 7924406.

 

 

 

Henry Aubery Beaumont Wallis (1861-1926)

TODO: Straighten this out

Aubrey Wallis was the last of the Wallis Family to own Drishane Castle and estate. …….

Henry Aubery Beaumont Wright (1919)
Henry Aubery Beaumont Wallis-Wright (1919)

HENRY AUBREY BEAUMONT WALLIS, late of Drishane Castle, Co. Cork, J.P. and later of Roskrow-Penryn, Cornwall. [details]

Born on 4 July, 1861 to Major John Richard Smyth Wallis (1828-1868) and Octavia Willoughby (unknown-1901) . Third in a family of four children (siblings details below) [ref].

His father died in 1868, and Henry is the heir to the estate.

1871 Census: Living in St George Hanover Square, Belgrave, London, with his mother, and sister Eva Violet.

He was commonly known as Aubrey Wallis [ref], though the people of Millstreet knew him as “the Minor”.

Married firstly: 1 March, 1883, in Kidderpore, Bengal, India,  to Elizabeth Caroline, eldest dau. of Hon. Albert Yelverton Bingham, 5th son of the 3rd Lord Clanmorris (see BURKES Peerage), and by her has issue. From him she obtained a divorce by Act of Parliament 1906. [Read our article on that divorce]

1885: Birth of a son: HENRY DIGBY, late Lieut. Scots Guards (Guards Club), b. 3 June, 1885. [ref: article on Digby]

1886 – January – He had been living at ‘The Grange’ in Auckland, NZ, but sold all his possessions and moved back to England [ref]

He is credited with opening the new houses at Minor Row [ref], which were named after him.

1888: Daughter: Audrey Beatrice Jean, b. 23 Jan. 1888 ; m. 5 Jan. 1909, Francis Ivan Oscar Brickmann, 119th Infantry, Indian Army; divorced in 1921; married Capt. Robert Law, M.C., of Rosnaree, Slane, Co. Meath on June 4th 1921; died 28 Oct 1961. (see below for further details)

1901 – Aubrey appears in the 1901 Census of England, as head of the house at 128 Piccadilly, a Gentelman’s club at the time called the Piccadilly Club.

1906 – Divorced (Read our detailed article)

1907, 11th February: Married 2ndly, to Julia Mary Catharine Curteis, widow of Edward Witherden Curteis, Capt. 24 Regiment, and only dau. and heir of Mrs. Wright (see WRIGHT of Moltram Hall, Cheshire).

1911 – Appears in the Census of England, as head of the house with his wife Julia Mary Catherine, a visitor, and seven servants (a butler, a footman, a pantry boy, a housekeeper, two housemaids, and a kitchen maid). Address: Roskrow, Penryn, Cornwall. His occupation is stated as “Justice of the Peace for County Cork”

1913: Became Master‘ of the Woodland Pytchley Hounds

1914: Death of his son Digby in Belgium in WWI

1916: On the death of his mother-in-law Julia Catherine Wright (88), he changed his surname from Wallis to Wallis-Wright, to protect the Wright surname.

1920: Gave up the Mastership of the Woodland Pytchley Hounds, and sold his pack of Kerry Beagles which had been in the family for generations.

1922: His wife Julia died on 18 Sep 1922, aged 64.

In 3rd January 1923, he changed his name from Wallis-Wright to just Wallis [ref], after he had originally changed it in 1916 [ref]

Passed away on 20 Apr 1926 in the Piccadilly Hotel, London

note: Have yet to figure out where he got the “Major” part of his name

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Aubrey’s Family Tree

OHN RICHARD SMYTH WALLIS, (5 June 1828 – 27 Oct 1868) of Drishane Castle, J.P., High Sheriff, 1857, Capt. 4th Dragoon Guards;

Married 1st Sept. 1853, Octavia Willoughby, and by her (who m. 2ndly, 4 April, 1872, Sir G. H. Beaumont, gth bart., of Cole Orton Hall, Co. Leicester, and d. 19 June, 1901) had:

  • Digby Henry Willoughby, (2 June 1854 – 18 July 1858) buried 31st Jul 1858 in Drishane Parish Cemery.
  • HENRY AUBREY BEAUMONT, now of Drishane Castle (see below).
  • Eva Octavia Augusta, (b. 5 Jun 1859 in Drishane – 28 March 1860)
  • Eva Violet Amelia Gwen Willoughby, (24 Dec 1868 – 16 Jan 1929)
    Married 29 June 1888 in Brentford, Maj. Edgar St. John Christophers, D.S.O. (1861-1924). Divorced 21st March 1906, and had issue.

    1. Violet Dorothy Agnes Christophers, Lady (Dorothy) (1889–1970), married George Malcolm Hilbery Sir (1883–1965)
    2. Digby Richard Nugent Christophers (1890–),  married Kathleen Griggs (1895–)

HENRY AUBREY BEAUMONT WALLIS,  of Drishane Castle, Co. Cork, J.P., and later of Roskrow, Penryn, Cornwall, (4 July, 1861 – 20 Apr 1926);

Married first, 1 March 1883, Elizabeth Caroline, eldest dau. of Hon. Albert Yelverton Bingham, 5th son of the 3rd Lord Clanmorris. From him she obtained a divorce by Act of Parliament 1906. [TODO add link to profile]. They had issue:

  • HENRY DIGBY, late Lieut. Scots Guards (Guards Club), b. 3 June, 1885. d. October 1914 in St. Julien, France in WWI. [TODO: link to his article when published]
  • Audrey Beatrice Jean, 23 Jan. 1888 – 28 Oct 1961;
    Married 5 Jan. 1909, Francis Ivan Oscar Brickmann, 119th Infantry, Indian Army; divorced in 1921; no issue.
    Married Capt. Robert Law, M.C., of Rosnaree, Slane, Co. Meath on June 4th 1921.

 

[See the full Wallis Family Tree (1595- present)]

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from “Baily’s Magazine of Sports and Passtimes 1919”:

There are very few men in the Kingdom today who could boast of a more brilliant or a more successful career in sport than Major Aubrey Wallis-Wright, Farming Woods Hall, Brigstock, Northsmpyonshire, and Master of the Woodland Pytchley Hounds. Born on July 4th, 1861, at Drishane Castle, Co.Cork, Major Wallis-Wright was the son of Mr.John Richard Smyth Wallis, High Sheriff of Co.Cork in 1857. In 1883 Major Wallis-Wright married Elizabeth Caroline, eldest daughter of the Hon. Yelverton Bingham, fifth son of Lord Clanmorris, by whom he had one son and a daughter. The former Lieutenant Henry Digby Wallis, Coldstream Guards, was killed at Ypres during October, 1914, The death of this gallant son proved a heavy blow to the Master of the Woodland and Pytchley. An extraordinary affection and spirit of camaraderie existed between father and son, and it was the dream of the former’s life that his heir and the “last of the line” should take over the family pack of Kerry Beagles on his retirement from office.
In 1907 Major Wallis-Wright married Julia Mary Catherine, window of the late Captain EW Curteis, who on the death of her mother Mrs Julia Catherine Wright, succeeded to the Mottram estates, Cheshire. In September 1916, the surname of … (there’s 2 more page on Aubrey in the article, but are not currently availbale)

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Julia Mary Catherine Wallis-Wright
Age: 64
Birth Date: 1858
Burial Date: 18 Sep 1922
Burial Place: St Peter, Stockport, Cheshire, England

TODO: find out more about her

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ELIZABETH CAROLINE BINGHAM was the daughter of Hon. Albert Yelverton Bingham and Caroline Begbie.

She married, firstly, Henry Aubrey Beaumont Wallis on 1 March 1883.

She and Henry Aubrey Beaumont Wallis were divorced in 1906 by Act of Parliament.

She married, secondly, William John Wallace, son of Captain Henry Ritchie Wallace, on 27 July 1906. He died on 1st April 1908.

She married, thirdly, Major Alan Rowley Sale-Hill, son of General Sir Rowley Sale-Hill and Caroline Sophia Sale, on 8 August 1914.

She died on 1 July 1924. [details]

 

 

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Aubrey’s Mother: Octavia Willoughby was born illegitimately. She was the daughter of Digby Willoughby, 7th Baron Middleton. She married, firstly, Major John Richard Smyth Wallis on 01 Sep 1853. She married, secondly, Sir George Howland Beaumont, 9th Bt. , son of Sir George Howland Willoughby Beaumont, 8th Bt. and Mary Anne Howley , on 4 April 1872 in St. Paul’s Church, Knightsbridge, London, England She died Dame Octavia Willoughby Beaumont on 19 June 1901 at 66 Cromwell Road, London, England. She was buried in Cole Orton, Leicestershire, England. Her will was probated, at ¹12,196.  Her will was probated at £12,196, which, using the most modestcomparator, would be over a million pounds today, or rather more than four million comparing average wages. A lady of means indeed! [ref1] [ref2]

This is where the name “Beaumont” comes from.

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TODO re-file this:

CHRISTOPHERS Eva Violet Amelia Gwen Willoughby of the Gardens Hotel 47 Stanhope-gardens South Kensington Middlesex widow died 16 January 1929 at 7 Knaresborough place South Kensington Probate London 7 March to Arthur Pollock solicitor. Effects £8048 18s 6d. [Index of Wills and Administration 1929]

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The Kerry Black and Tans.
It is interesting to learn that the fine pack of Kerry Beagles,
which are showing sport in the Woodland Pytchley country, will
shortly come into the market, Major Aubrey Wallis-Wright having
decided to give up the Mastership . These black-and-tan hounds
have been in the Master’s family for many generations, and are
famous for their hunting qualities. Originally they were hunted
in Ireland, then went into the Ribblesdale pack and hunted the
wild buck in Lancashire and Yorkshire . Major Wallis-Wright got
the strain back, and formed a pack which hunted the Four Burrow
country in Cornwall . When he accepted the Mastership of the
Woodland Pytchley in 1913 he took the Kerry Hounds with him.
They are remarkably powerful hounds, the dogs averaging 25 ins.
and the bitches 231 ins. They have exceptional bone, and not a
single hound stands over at the knees. Major Wallis-Wright has
bred them with the utmost care, using only sires and dams that
have well proved their working ability. An offshoot of the
Pytchley country, the Woodland has always been noted for the
superior quality of its hounds. When Lord Lonsdale hunted the
country he brought one of the finest packs in the kingdom from
the Blanknev kennels. His successor, Mr. Austin Mackenzie,
brought his own hounds from the Old Berkeley country, and when
he gave up the Mastership fourteen years later he sold the pack for
5,000 guineas, Mr. W. M. Wroughton buying the bitches for
£3,000 and lending them to Lord Southampton, who hunted the
country for a couple of seasons. Mr. E. A. V. Stanley also had a
very fine pack at the Brigstock kennels. In regard to working
quality the present pack compares favourably with any of its predecessors, and the black-and-tans are likely to be keenly sought
after. [Polo Monthly 1920]

Polo Players as M .F .H’s.
Polo players are likely to he strongly represented on the list
of M.F.H.’s next season. Captain George Renyille, for example,
has arranged to take Major Aubrey Wallis-Wright’s place in the
command of the Woodland Pytchley Hounds. He should make
an excellent M .F.H . He has been getting his hand in this winter
by helping his old friend, Mr. Isaac Bell, with the Kilkenny
Hounds. The keenest of sportsmen, Captain Bellville is generally
popular. Polo readers will remember the dashing games he used
to put up for the Old Cantabs, helping that grand team to win
seyeral Champion Cups. Unfortunately, the bad wound he
receiyed early in the war prevented him from playing polo last
summer, when he had to content himself with serying as official
umpire of the chief Ranelagh matches. [Polo Monthly 1920]

NOTICE is hereby given, that HENRY AUBREY BEAUMONT WALLIS (now or
lately called Henry Aubrey Beaumont Wallis-Wright), of Keythorpe, in the parish of Tugfby and county of Leicester, Gentleman, a natural born British subject, has by deed poll, duly enrolled in His Majesty’s College of Arms on the third day of January instant, assumed and adopted the surname of Wallis in lieu of his previous surname of Wallis-Wright. and intends henceforth upon all occasions to sign and subscribe himself and be styled in all legal and other documents by the surname of Wallis in lieu of and in substitution for his former surname of Wallis-Wright.—Dated the third day of January,1923. [THE LONDON GAZETTE, 5 JANUARY, 1923. p195]

WALLIS Henry Aubrey Beaumont of Keythorpe Leicertershire died 20 April 1926 at the Piccadilly Hotel Piccadilly Middlesex. Probate London 7 July to the Public Trustee. Effects £60383 9s 10d. [Index of Wills and Administration 1926]

Lineage of the Wallis Family of Drishane

Here is the full Wallis family tree (as we know it) from their roots in Cork/Waterford in the 16th century to present.

In 1595, THOMAS WALLYS resided at Curryglass. Co. Cork ; he died before 1630, leaving a widow and two sons. The elder son,

THOMAS WALLYS, of Curryglass, left at his decease two sons,

  • THOMAS, of Curryglass, of whom hereafter (see below)
  • Peter, of Shangary, Co. Cork, living 1630, High Sheriff 1660, had a large grant of land under the Act of Settlement,
    Married Audrey, daughter of Barachias Baker, of Carrigrohan, Co. Cork, and d. 1679, leaving by her (who d. 1685) four daus. (viz., i.

    1. Margaret, m. Col. Edward Corker, of Ballymaloe, co. Cork, and d.s.p. 17 July, 1721 ;
    2. Katherine, m. 1679, Ebenezer Low, and d. 8 July, 1697 ;
    3. Mehetabel, m. Francis Foulke, and d. 1 July, 1703 ;
    4. Mary, m. Benjamin Glascott, of New Ross, who d. 6 Oct. 1723
    5. John, of Carrigrohan, J.P., whose dau. and heir,
      1. Mary, m. Charles Gookin.
    6. Barachias, of Ballycrenan, m. 1688, Ellen Cross, of Ballybrazil, co. Wexford, and d. intestate (adm. 7 July, 1711) leaving two daus. and a son:
      1. Susan, m. William Corker, of Kilbrenan, co. Cork ;
      2. Eleanor, m. Jan. 1730, Sylvester Cross, of Passage co. Cork, who d. 1767),
      3. William, of Ballycrenan, m. Clotilda, dau. of Thomas Uniacke, of Woodhouse, co. Waterford, and had
        1. Barachias, of Ballycrenan, m. 1763, Anne, dau. of Emanuel Pigott, and d.s.p. Jan. 1765.
        2. Helena, m. John Colthurst. […]
        3. Clotilda, m. 24 Sept. 1771, Sir Edward Hoare, 2nd bart.. of Annabella, and d. 3 Sept. 1816, leaving issue (see BURKES Peerage).

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The eldest son, THOMAS WALLIS, of Curryglass, mentioned in will of his uncle Peter, 1630, party to a deed in 1640, had issue,

  • Boyle, b. 1644.
  • THOMAS, of Curryglass, of whom hereafter.
  • HENRY, (1654 – 1739) of Drishane, co. Cork, m. Penelope, dau. of John Nettles, of Toureen, and left,
    1. Thomas, d.s.p.
    2. Henry, (1697 – ) ; d.s.p. 1749.
    3. John, of Reddy, called to the Bar 1754, High Sheriff of Cork 1772 ; d.s.p. 1787.
    4. Mary, m. George Jackson, of Grangebeg, co. Cork.
    5. Elizabeth (1708 – ), m. George Wallis, of Curryglas.

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The eldest surviving son, THOMAS WALLIS, of Curryglass.
Married first, 1679, Jane Ludyman, and by her had issue:

  • Thomas, died unmarried.
  • Grace, died unmarried.

Mr. Wallis had in the time of JAMES II to fly to England with his wife and two children.
He married secondly, Persis (1685-), daughter of Holmes, and had issue:

  • Anne, m. Thomas Moore, of Gregg, co. Cork ;
  • Elizabeth, m. Samuel Meade;
  • Arabella, m. Michael Webber; and had issue Thomas (1749-), and Mary,
  • Jane, m. Digby Cooke
  • GEORGE, his heir (see below)
  • Thomas.
  • Persis

Mr. Wallis purchased considerable landed property in the Co. of Cork, in 1703, from the trustees of Forfeited Estates.

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GEORGE WALLIS (1708 – 1747), of Curryglass.
Married in 1721, his first cousin, Elizabeth Wallis, daughter of Henry Wallis, of Drishane, and had issue:

  • HENRY, his heir (see below)
  • Penelope (1726 – 18 June 1796), m. John Parker, of Cherrymount, Co. Waterford; and had issue
    1. John Robert (1756–1842),
    2. Anne (Saunders) (–1808),
    3. Elizabeth Parker
  • George (1737- 28 Dec 1821), d.s.p.
  • Elizabeth (1738 – ), m. Samuel Adams; and had issue:
    1. Samuel Wallis Adams

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HENRY WALLIS, (1723 – ) of Curryglass and Drishane, under the limitations in the will of his maternal grandfather, Henry Wallis, became entitled to the Drishane and other estates;

He married 1758, Elizabeth, daughter of Christmas Paul, of Paulville, Co. Carlow, by Ellen his wife, daughter of Robert Carew, of Ballynamona, Co. Waterford, and had four sons and two daughters:

  • JOHN, his heir (see below),
  • Christmas Paul (Rev.), B.A., married first, Elizabeth, dau. of Rev. James Stopford, Fellow Trinity College Dublin, and sister of Edward Stopford, Bishop of Meath, and had three sons and six daughters.,
    1. John, an Officer 52nd Regt., d. unm.
    2. Henry, an Officer 52nd Regt., d.s.p.
    3. James, d.s.p.
    4. Elizabeth, d. unm.
    5. Catherine.
    6. Penelope, m. Rev. Digby Joseph Stopford Ram, and had issue (see RAM of Clonattin).
    7. Ellen, m. William Lombard, of Danesfort, co. Cork, son of the Rev. Edmond Lombard, of Lombardstown, co. Cork.
  • Rev. Christmas Paul married secondly, Hannah Fitzgerald, and had further issue,
    1. George.
    2. Thomas, Barrister-at-Law, m. Miss MacDermot, and had a dau.,
      1. Anne.
    3. Christmas Paul, Rev. (1823-1866) m. Blessing (1831- 23 April, 1910), dau. of Thomas Browning Gardner, of Youghal, Co. Cork, and had, [TODO]
      1. Christmas Paul, d. unm. (1860-1880)
      2. Thomas Henry Gardner, (1865-1928)
      3. Christiana Augustus (1856-)
      4. Georgina Blessing (1856-1878)
      5. Frances Maud “Fanny” (1858-)
      6. Penelope Croker. (1860-1930)
      7. Anne, d. unm.
  • Thomas, m. Miss Cooke, and had issue,
    1. Harry, an Officer 52nd Foot, m. Miss Justice, and had three daus.,
      1. Mary, m. Thomas Crofts.
      2. Ellen, m. John Moriarty, M.D.
      3. Dora, d. unm.
    2. John Cooke, of Minehill, co. Cork, m. 1.846, Elizabeth, dau. of Major Beresford Gahan, 4th Dragoon Guards, and had, with others who died young, issue,
      1. Thomas Henry, b. 1847 ; d. 1886.
      2. Beresford Gahan, Supt. Engineer, Indian P.W. Dept. ; b. 1849 ; m. 1882, Harriet Florence, dau. of Alfred Gahan, of Cavan, and has issue, Beresford Herbert, b. 1888.
      3. John Cooke, Capt. Imperial Lt. Horse, S. Africa, b. 1854. (i) Elizabeth.
    3. 1. Rebecca, m. H. Sherlock.
    4. Elizabeth, d. unm.
    5. Mary, m. ] . E. Herrick.
    6. Ellen, m. the Rev. A. Sergeant, of Waterford.
  • 4. Harry, m. Helen, and dau. of James MCall, of Braehead, co. Lanark, and had three sons and seven daughters:
    1. Harry, drowned;
    2. James and
    3. John, d.s.p. ; and seven daus. of whom the eldest,
      1. Sarah, m. William Smith, of Carbeth Gutherie ; and the sth, Margaret, m. George Dennistoun.
      2. Ellen (-1842), m. Charles Bolton, of Curraghduff, co. Waterford.
      3. Elizabeth (- 16 April 1836), m. Sir Joshua Christmas Paul, 2nd bart., xf Ballyglan, co. Waterford, and d.s.p..

==== ?-1810 ====

JOHN WALLIS, (1759 – 1810) of Drishane Castle.

Married first, Patience, eldest dau. of John Longfield, of Longueville, Co. Cork, and by her had one dau.,

  • Patience, m. James Hanning (1780-), of Kilcrone, Cloyne Co. Cork. […]

He married secondly, Sept. 1787, Marianne, daughter of John Carleton, of Woodside, Co. Cork, and by her had issue,

  • HENRY, his heir (see below)
  • Marianne, (1795 – 4 Jun 1876) m. Simon Newport, J.P., of Johns Hill Villa, Waterford (1788-1867), and had:
    1. John Wallis Newport (1830–1877)
    2. Marianne Elizabeth Paul Newport (1831–1891)
    3. Jane Penelope Newport (1834–1919)
    4. Henry Bolton Newport (1837–1900)
    5. Simon George Newport (–1860)
  • Penelope (1797-), m. Samuel Adams, of Kilbree, co. Cork, J.P., (her first cousin, son of Wallis Adams) and had issue,
    1. Elizabeth Paul Adams (–1910), married William Anderson (1812–1904) and had:
      1. Penelope Anne Anderson (1861–1861)
      2. Wilhelmina Elizabeth Anderson (1864–)
      3. Joshua Alexander Anderson Rev (1867–1947)
      4. William James Anderson (1869–1915)
      5. Susanna Margaret Anderson (–1868)
    2. Samuel Adams
    3. Georgina Adams (–1896)
    4. Frances Adams
    5. Wallis Adams
    6. Michael Goold Adams
    7. John Carleton Adams
    8. Marianne Caroline, m. 8 Oct. 1844, John Allin, of Monabeg, nephew of Gen. Sir Thomas Kenah, K.C.B.
  • Elizabeth (1802-), m. the Rev. Charles Morgan (Rector of Drishane).
    1. Charles Henry Mongan (1822–)
    2. John Mongan (1823–)
    3. Selina Sophia Mongan (1824–)
    4. Marianne Charlotte Mongan (1826–1912), married Rev Francis Verschoyle Young (1818-1891, Curate of Drishane), and had:
      1.  George Francis Young (1854–1885)
      2. George P Young (1855–)
      3. John Wallis Lombard Young (1855–1936)
      4. Francis Verschoyle “Barney” Young (1857–1930)
      5. Mary Elizabeth Jane Young (1859–1944)
      6. Bryanna Thomasina “Nancy” Young (1861–1920)
      7. Thomas William Herbert Young (1863–1944)
      8. Charles Warburton Young (1865–1932)
      9. Ainslie Lunham Young (1868–1938)
    5. Caroline Jane Mongan (1835–), married William Alfred Carpenter
      (1815–)

==== 1810-1862 ====

HENRY WALLIS, (1790 – 6 Jan. 1862) of Drishane Castle, Co. Cork, J.P, and D.L. High Sheriff. 1814, Lieut.-Col. South Cork Rifles,
Married 1st, Charlotte Forster (–1816), by whom he had

  • one son, deceased

Married secondly, 1827, Ellen, daughter of Grice Smyth, of Ballynatray, Co. Waterford, and sister of the Princess of Capua, and of Lady Dinorben  and had:

  • JOHN RICHARD SMYTH, of Drishane Castle (see below)
  • Mary Gertrude, d. unm. 5 May, 1857.

==== 1862-1868 ====

JOHN RICHARD SMYTH WALLIS, (5 June 1828 – 27 Oct 1868) of Drishane Castle, J.P., High Sheriff, 1857, Capt. 4th Dragoon Guards;

Married 1st Sept. 1853, Octavia Willoughby, and by her (who m. 2ndly, 4 April, 1872, Sir G. H. Beaumont, gth bart., of Cole Orton Hall, Co. Leicester, and d. 19 June, 1901) had:

  • Digby Henry Willoughby, (2 June 1854 – 18 July 1858) buried 31st Jul 1858 in Drishane Parish Cemery.
  • HENRY AUBREY BEAUMONT, now of Drishane Castle (see below).
  • Eva Octavia Augusta, (b. 5 Jun 1859 in Drishane – 28 March 1860)
  • Eva Violet Amelia Gwen Willoughby, (24 Dec 1868 – 16 Jan 1929)
    Married 29 June 1888 in Brentford, Maj. Edgar St. John Christophers, D.S.O. (1861-1924). Divorced 21st March 1906, and had issue.

    1. Violet Dorothy Agnes Christophers, Lady (Dorothy) (1889–1970), married George Malcolm Hilbery Sir (1883–1965)
    2. Digby Richard Nugent Christophers (1890–),  married Kathleen Griggs (1895–)

 

==== 1868-1908 ====

HENRY AUBREY BEAUMONT WALLIS,  of Drishane Castle, Co. Cork, J.P., and later of Roskrow, Penryn, Cornwall, (4 July, 1861 – 20 Apr 1926);

Married first, 1 March 1883, Elizabeth Caroline, eldest dau. of Hon. Albert Yelverton Bingham, 5th son of the 3rd Lord Clanmorris. From him she obtained a divorce by Act of Parliament 1906. [TODO add link to profile]. They had issue:

  • HENRY DIGBY, late Lieut. Scots Guards (Guards Club), b. 3 June, 1885. d. October 1914 in St. Julien, France in WWI. [TODO: link to his article when published]
  • Audrey Beatrice Jean, 23 Jan. 1888 – 28 Oct 1961;
    Married 5 Jan. 1909, Francis Ivan Oscar Brickmann, 119th Infantry, Indian Army; divorced in 1921; no issue.
    Married Capt. Robert Law, M.C., of Rosnaree, Slane, Co. Meath on June 4th 1921.

    1. Micheal Law, Maj., 1923 – 21 July 1975,  Captain, Scots Guards, Married 12 April 1950, Judith Maurice Hogarth, d. of Maj. John Usher Hogarth [line]
      1. Robert Law, 6th April 1955 – 25th Dec 2004 [obit]. married Aisling Stuart (gg dau of Maude Gonne), daughter Iseult, stepson Emile. [grave]
      2. Georgiana Law, * 1952, Md., Sean Galvin, of Navan, Co. Meath, s. of John Galvin, of Shankill, Co. Dublin. [photo ?]. + Edward, Vanessa
        1. Edward Galvin, m. Alexandra Mackintosh (Edinbrugh), 4 children
          1. Grace Willow 1st Oct 2008
          2. Willow May 4th July 2010
          3. Gus Robert Donald, b. May 19th 2012
          4. Frederick John Onslow, b. 5th Dec 2015
        2. Vanessa Galvin, m Niall Dailly (Edinbrough)…

Aubrey married secondly, n Feb. 1907, Julia Mary Catharine Curteis (1858-1922), widow of Edward Witherden Curteis, Capt. 24 Regiment, an only daughter and heir of Mrs. Wright (see WRIGHT of Moltram Hall, Cheshire).

 

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Listen to Aisling Stuart and her mother Imogen on the radio with Miriam O’Callaghan on Rosnaree House and the Law family:
http://www.rte.ie/radio1/miriam-meets/programmes/2012/0520/351008-200512/

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TODO: follow up Audrey’s 2nd husband: Capt. Robert Law, M.C., of Rosnaree, Slane, Co. Meath, * 1889, + 1971, s. of Michael Augustine Fitzgerald Law, of Beaumont, Drogheda, Co. Meath.

Captain Robert Law (1890-1973). Like his two younger brothers, Robert was educated at Haileybury, a boarding school 20 miles from London, returning to Beamont during the holidays. During the First World War, he served with the Royal Dublin Fusiliers and won a Military Cross. A fearless eccentric, he later went to West Africa where he shot twelve bull elephants but got charged by the thirteenth which left him badly mauled. He later emerged from the jungle with a hoard of ivory, claiming he had survived by eating an exclusive diet of bananas, which fruit he never ate again. He subsequently eloped with Audrey Beatrix Wallis of Drishae Castle, Millstreet, Co. Cork, sold Beamont and settled on the Boyne at Rossnaree, Co. Meath, where members of the Law family still live today.

 

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[Burke’s Peerage 1898]

Superb Camogie Camp 2019 Presently in Millstreet Town Park

Great credit is due to the local Coordinators for organising the Annual Camogie Camp in Millstreet Town Park which is presently taking place.  Special Guest Coaches Tim O’Mahony of Newtownshandrum (Senior Cork Hurler), Kate O’Keeffe (Cork Camogie Player) and Darragh Cashman (Under 20 Cork Hurler) have been providing great inspiration to the many young participants.   Here we share images from the uplifting sporting event.  Click on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.) [read more …] “Superb Camogie Camp 2019 Presently in Millstreet Town Park”

“Radio Treasures” Remembers the “Star” Ballroom on CMS Tonight

Our 10pm feature tonight (Tuesday, 30th July 2019) introduces Dominic McSweeney whom we interviewed in Dublin a few years ago.   And we visit our audio archives for some very special gems also.   All this and much more tonight on Cork Music Station during which we listen to a wonderful selection music and songs with Artist of the Week – Charlotte Church.   Also in tonight’s “Radio Treasures” we include musings, music and songs galore.  We remember our Faithful Departed.   And we chat about occasions like those illustrated below such as “Playing it Cúl” in Millstreet Town Park in July 2019, our upcoming Museum/Website Church Gate Collection 2019.  And we visit Killarney today where we go on a guided tour of Killarney House meeting lots of Friends including a chance meeting with legendary Dublin Player, Tony Hanahoe.  Click on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.)Feel most welcome to make contact by logging into our “Seán Radley” Facebook chat page or by texting.  One may also email us on millstreetmuseum @eircom.net – Happy Listening!  Click on the image to enlarge.  Click here to tune into tonight’s Show which is broadcast from 9:30 to 11:00pm.  (S.R.) [read more …] ““Radio Treasures” Remembers the “Star” Ballroom on CMS Tonight”

Patricia Expresses Sincere Thanks for Superb Support at Recent Coffee Morning in Café Aroma

Patricia Guerin would like to thank most sincerely all those who helped with the recent Coffee Morning – especially those who provided baking and also those who provided sponsorship.   A very big thank you to Noreen, Siobhán and Aoife of Café Aroma, Minor Row,  Millstreet.   To date a total of €1,040.00 has been contributed for the two praiseworthy causes.   This is very much appreciated.   Thank you from Patricia Guerin (seated on right of group photo).  Click on the images to enlarge.   (S.R.)

Tribute to the late Dan Cronin, Aunaskirtane, Rathmore

We thank Joan Cronin, niece of the late Dan Cronin for this very special Tribute to Dan, R.I.P.. 

 Joan is seated in centre of this “Crede” Group pictured at a recent meeting.   “Crede” – the Sliabh Luachra Heritage Group helped to coordinate the publication of Dan’s superb book “In the Shadow of the Paps” in Oct. 2001.

Some of the Members of “Crede” pictured in Killarney at a recent meeting. Joan Cronin is in centre. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)

Luke O’Donoghue receiving the proceeds from the Stretcher Race

This year’s Stretcher Race was in aid of Luke O’Donoghue pictured with family, friends and staff of the Bush Bar, Millstreet.  Luke will represent Ireland in the World Fly Fishing Championships..

Thank you to everyone that supported and donated generously to the cause and Geraldine Dennehy for capturing the atmosphere of the afternoon perfectly.

[read more …] “Luke O’Donoghue receiving the proceeds from the Stretcher Race”

Our Breton Friends Fondly Remember Anne Keane

We have just received a greatly appreciated message of sincere sympathy from our Breton Friends in Pommerit le Vicomte having become aware of the passing of Anne Keane to her Eternal Reward, R.I.P..  Anne was of course synonymous with our Twinning Association and superbly coordinated many splendid welcomes in Millstreet and in Brittany as a wonderfully dedicated Committee Member of the Millstreet Twinning Association.  Here is a translation of the message sent from Brittany by  Joseph and Yves which is so very thoughtful and supportive. (S.R.)

“Hello to all dear friends of MILLSTREET we have been greatly saddened to learn of the announcement of the death of  ANNE KEANE – supreme personality of your Twinning Committee.  Anne was always so very helpful and supportive during our exchanges. Courageous and dignified in the face of her illness. (Every day that passes is bonus, she told me during our last visits 2016- 2017-2018 so let’s take advantage of it). On behalf of the entire Twinning Committee of Pommerit le Vicomte on behalf of Mayor MICHEL LANCIEN  Mr. Floch Jean,  Mr. Gautier Alain (former mayor) and the whole municipality we present by your intermediary our very sincere condolences to the entire family of ANNE KEANE as well as to all the members of your committee. JOSEPH and YVES.”

Below we share some Twinning images from the past as we all recall our great Friend Anne.  Ar dheis Dé go raibh a hanam dílis.

Some of the many splendid gifts which were presented over the past 30 years by the Twinning Association of Pommerit le Vicomte.
The wonderfully dedicated Twinning Committee of Pommerit le Vicomte at its recent AGM. Our great Friends extend sincere greetings to us all here in Millstreet and throughout Ireland on this St. Patrick’s Week 2017. Merci boucoup nos Amis and we also extend our heartfelt greetings to all in Brittany. We especially thank Yves and Daniel for communicating with us. Click on the image to enlarge. (S.R.)

Some of the Millstreet Twinning Group all set this morning to celebrate the 30th Anniversary of our twinning with Pommerit le Vicomte in Brittany. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)

Death Notice: Anne Keane, Pound Hill

The death has occurred of Anne Keane, Pound Hill, Millstreet, and Fermoy. Passed away peacefully at her residence on July 22nd 2019, daughter of the late Maeve and Michael Keane (Fermoy) and beloved sister of Dermot, Susan, Brendan, Olive, Leo, Viv (Maevita) and Ruben. Sadly missed by her sisters, brothers, nieces, nephews, grandniece, sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, relatives, neighbours and friends. “Leaba I measc na Naomh go raibh aici”.
Lying in Repose in Tarrant’s Funeral Home, Millstreet (Eircode P51 XF86) on Wednesday evening from 6pm to 8pm followed by removal to St. Patrick’s Church, Millstreet Town. Requiem Mass on Thursday at 10am followed by Cremation to Island Crematorium, Ringaskiddy, Cork. No flowers by request please. Donations, if desired, to the Mercy Foundation, Cork. [rip]

[read more …] “Death Notice: Anne Keane, Pound Hill”

St. John’s Wonderful Victory Parade on Sunday Evening

Sincere congratulations to the superb St. John’s GAA Football Team of Aubane and beyond on their magnificent victory in the Final at Páirc Uí Rinn in Cork on Sunday afternoon, 21st July 2019 against Ballyphehane (2:9 to 1:5).  Led by Millstreet Gardaí and Millstreet Pipe Band the victorious Team and Supporters paraded from Macroom Road to The Bridge, Millstreet on Sunday at 8pm.Here we share some 21 images from the truly uplifting and cheerful occasion.  Click on the pictures to enlarge.  (S.R.)  [read more …] “St. John’s Wonderful Victory Parade on Sunday Evening”

“Where the Road Takes Me” C103 This Sunday at 7pm

We thank Presenter John Greene for providing advance information on this evening’s programme – 21st July 2019.  (S.R.) 

On this week’s edition of ‘Where the road takes me’, John Greene begins a two part programme entitled ‘The Light-keeper’s daughter, and the story of U260.

Our story centres around the scuttling of a German submarine, three miles south of Glandore in 1945, and the arrest of all crew aboard her.

The events are seen through the eyes of Mary Glanville, now Mary mcCarthy a twelve year old schoolgirl  on the Galley Head lighthouse at the time.

Although this submarine was on its ninth patrol when it reached West Cork waters, it had seen very little if any action.

So what exactly was it doing during these patrols, and what reason did the crew have for sinking this vessel of war.  And why has the Captain’s logbook been resealed, and not to be re-opened until the year 2045.

In both programmes we look at the two main theories for her sinking, but can only speculate as to what she was doing in the area on that date.

Both programmes also offer an unique insight into what life was like for rural people during World War 11. [read more …] ““Where the Road Takes Me” C103 This Sunday at 7pm”

Museum Pictorial Archives Aubane 2000

Delving into Millstreet Museum Archives for the year 2000 we focus on Aubane where we recall special presentations to Boxer Supreme Seán Barrett having won a national title among many other achievements.   We also look back on the annual Christmas Party in Aubane in 2000.  We thank Myra who over a period of three years digitalised so many of our prints so that we could share online.  Click on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.) [read more …] “Museum Pictorial Archives Aubane 2000”

Remembering Brendan Grace on “Radio Treasures” Tonight 9:30 to 11:00

On “Radio Treasures” tonight we feature the songs and comedy of the wonderful late Brendan Grace.Our 10pm chat tonight introduces Poet Ashley O’Neal and we also hear a song from Barry O’Halloran sung at a wedding.   And we visit our audio archives for some very special gems.   All this and much more tonight on Cork Music Station during which we listen to a wonderful selection of the hugely popular songs of Jim Reeves.   Also in tonight’s “Radio Treasures” we include musings, music and songs galore. Listen to the magnificent music of many renowned Singers and Instrumentalists 

Poet Ashley O’Neal

Feel most welcome to make contact by logging into our “Seán Radley” Facebook chat page or by texting.  One may also email us on <millstreetmuseum@eircom.net> – Happy Listening!  Click on the image to enlarge.  Click here to tune into tonight’s Show.  (S.R.)

Barry O’Halloran at Wedding
Liam O’Connor & Family at EMG 2019 in Green Glens
Liam Flynn’s magnificent Churchyard Floral Display

[read more …] “Remembering Brendan Grace on “Radio Treasures” Tonight 9:30 to 11:00″

Lance Corporal Paul Denehey

On June 6th 1965 an Australian Soldier was gored by a wild elephant while on patrol along the Sabah Border in Borneo, suffering for days and eventually dying alone in the jungle. His name was Paul Harold Denehey, a descendant of Philip Dennehy and Mary Collins, who had left Millstreet in the 1800’s for Australia shortly after they married, settling in Snug, Tasmania.

After his death, he was buried in Singapore, but now his family are battling to have him repatriated to Australia. Support them and see some of the fruits of their work can be seen on their page to him: Bring Paul Home-as offered in 1975 Buried in Singapore since 1965. Below is the newspaper report from the Melbourne Herald at the time of his death:

[read more …] “Lance Corporal Paul Denehey”

Con’s Superb Musical Presentation at Gramophone Circle

Con Kelleher of Cloghoulabeg, Millstreet (pictured on extreme left) presented a truly magnificent programme of music, song and poetry at Friday night’s Millstreet Gramophone Circle in Millstreet Day Care Centre. A special word of thanks also to Helen, Mary and Teresa for very kindly donating attractive prizes for our Draw. Next presentation is in September with details being announced later. Here we view just some of the large attendance at the very enjoyable occasion. Click on the image to enlarge. (S.R.)

“Where the Road Takes Me” This Sunday Evening at 7pm on C103

Many thanks to Presenter, John Greene for advance information regarding this evening’s programme on C103 (14th July 2019 – Bastille Day – so very special greetings to all our French Friends)  – S.R.

Many are the links between Ireland and France such as the above French Restaurant near Dublin’s Grafton Street. We here in Millstreet treasure our Twinning Links with our wonderful Friends in Pommerit le Vicomte. Very best wishes and greetings to France and especially to Brittany on this Bastille Day 14th July 2019. (S.R.)

In the early 1950’s residents of the Gaoire near Macroom were offered approximately forty pounds per acre under compulsory purchase of their land.

Compulsory purchase, when enforced, usually allows a public infrastructure to go ahead for the common good.  In this instance, construction of the Lee Valley Hydro Electric Scheme was deemed to be for the common good.  Electricity at the time was making its way slowly but surely into rural Ireland.

In the second programme on ‘Where the road takes me’, John Greene returns to what was once the village of Annahalla, before being flooded in 1954.

Now a statutory nature reserve and a walker’s paradise, the area was once home to many families, including a future Bishop of Cork and a college president.

[read more …] ““Where the Road Takes Me” This Sunday Evening at 7pm on C103″

Celebrating Twenty Wonderful Years of Pomeroy’s Clara Inn

On Saturday, 6th July 2019 a truly wonderful occasion celebrating twenty years in business of Pomeroy’s Clara Inn took place in the company of Family, Friends, Staff and Customers at Church Street, Millstreet.  Superb music, a splendid birthday cake,  an excellent address by Ursula Pomeroy, magnificent refreshments, great company and chat – all very much part of an historic night where everyone was accorded a royal welcome.  Here we share some 42 images of a most enjoyable occasion when lots of happy memories were evoked.   Sincere congratulations to Ursula and Family and continuing success in the years ahead.  Click on the pictures to enlarge.  (S.R.) [read more …] “Celebrating Twenty Wonderful Years of Pomeroy’s Clara Inn”

Knocknagree Achieves 2nd place in the Anti-Litter Challenge Group B in Cork County

Knocknagree Fairfield Tidy Towns

Sincere congratulations to Knocknagree on  achieving 2nd place in the Anti-Litter Challenge Group B in Cork County.   Tremendous credit is due to the wonderfully dedicated local group whose very impressive website is seen above.  We thank Stephen O’Sullivan of  Cork Co. Council for alerting us to this uplifting news regarding one of our very welcoming neighbouring villages.   We encourage you to check out their Facebook Page indicated above. (S.R.)
[read more …] “Knocknagree Achieves 2nd place in the Anti-Litter Challenge Group B in Cork County”

Vorsprung Durch Technic

Since the 1980s, Audi have been using the catchphrase ‘vorsprung durch technik’ in their advertisments. It is usually translated into English as ‘progress through technology’,  capitalizing on the German reputation for technical expertise.

But it was advertising execeutive Sir John Hegarty who coined the phrase for the advertisments. He is a descendant of one Jeremiah Hegarty, known in Millstreet as ‘The Landlord’ who had large business enterprises here in the late 19th century into the early 20th century. Jeremiah’s name is given to Hegarty Street (above the AIB), where he had a creamery, and where he built the houses for his workers. See the video below where John talks about how the phrase came about:

[read more …] “Vorsprung Durch Technic”