Pictures above and below by Piotr Słotwiński
Long before she wrote for the Clara News
And years before I even knew the taste of booze
For her love of people she became well known
And the fame of Eily Buckley has since grown.
For years she drove the school bus up and down
The roads of Millstreet to and from the Town
And perhaps many of the kids she drove to and from the school today
From Millstreet Parish now live far away.
Miles from Cloghoula her own countryside
Her Cloghoula notes in Clara News read far and wide
In big cities far from Millstreet County Cork
In Sydney, Melbourne, London and New York.
Can’t say that I knew her that well at all
Though she is one I readily can recall
For her’s is such a well known and loved face
In Millstreet Parish still my favourite place.
A friendly person untouched by conceit
And one of the best loved people in Millstreet
She’d never ignore you as she drove by
She’d always smile and wave a friendly hi
note: these are restored photos after a database failure
Or better still, visit the shop and get a few things for yourself and others.
(pic) Michelle O’Keeffe
A diligent spider doing good work in the garden of Michelle O’Riordan, Dooneen.
(pic. Michelle O’Riordan)
Micheal Thornton, kayaking on the river Blackwater with
Margaret Crean on Sunday the 20th September to celebrate his birthday.
(pic. Michelle O’Riordan).
(pic. Seán Radley)
(pic. Seán Radley)
Millstreet Debs 2009 took place on 25th August 2009. A full report on this occasion later, pictures are by Elaine Kelleher. A special mention to Ava and Clodagh two little girls who dressed up for the occasion.
fron the Corkman:
Millstreet Community School pupils replaced school uniforms with glittering ball gowns and dapper tuxedos for their debs ball.
The Millstreet school pupils and friends were out in force at their hosting in the Vienna Woods Hotel, Glanmire.
A distinct air of glamour surrounded the event as beautiful young ladies accompanied by handsome young men had a night to remember as they dined in style and danced to the beat on their big social event of the year.
Members of the Buckley Family outside their native home and pointing out the location of the very first Feis in Kilcorney. In memory of the late Seán Buckley the Vintage Tractor Group stopped as a mark of respect outside the Buckley homestead. (pic. Seán Radley)
Pictures from the Kiskeam and Millstreet participated Great Walk along the mountain top from Killarney to Kenmare in aid of Jerry Pat O’Leary’s Haven Project. More about the project on an earlier report http://www.millstreet.ie/blog/2009/08/22/millstreet-butcher-heading-to-haiti-on-aid-trip/
(pictures by Geraldine Dennehy)
Noel was re-elected to his seat on Cork County Council. The Kanturk Electoral Area was being reduced from a 5 seater to 4 seater, and unfortunately Marie “The Shamrock” Murphy from the West End failed to get re-elected by a very narrow margin in the seventh count. Her loss will be a big loss to the town.
In the previous version of millstreet.ie, there was a Discussion forum where people could leave comments. This is no longer in use, because you can comment everywhere on the blog, but here are the comments that came in regardless.
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i am trying to trace the family of cornelius murphy born 1st april 1877 he was born in cullen and registered as living in millstreet his father was denis murphy, mother was mary mahoney .He left in 1898 on the ship pavonia with his brother denis murphy and his cousin mary murphy they were bound for boston america but cornelius got off at liverpool uk and then moved to wales and dont know at this time if his brother and cousin stayed in the uk or continued to boston if anyone has any information please could you contact me [read more …] “Old Guestbook 2000 – 2009”
James O’Sullivan and Kathleen Healy manning one of the Millstreet polling booths during the recent local and european elections. (pic. Seán Radley)
Congratulations to Sister Mary Perpetua Hickey (Formally Kathy Hickey of Pound Hill, Millstreet Town) who recently celebrated her 90th Birthday in the Convent of Mercy, Charleville surrounded by many of her relations from England, Ireland and the USA. (Kevin McDermott, Wexford)