There’s a lot of familiar smiling faces in the picture above of one of the Connie Kelleher teams from about 1983. In Pictures this week has lots of variety from scenery to people, to some of the less noticed things in Millstreet. See all the photos below:
Autumn is flying, and winter will be coming soon. There have been some lovely bright days and not much wind, allowing people to get out and about. Tony took some stunning photos of Millstreet, showing up the lovely autumn colours. Click on the photo above to see the wonderful detail in each of his photos. In Pictures this week actually covers a few weeks, and is as varied as ever, from sport, to streetscapes, landscapes, visitors, animals, the Dairy Show, the Young Riders Show, and much more. See the photos below: [read more …] “In Pictures – 10th November 2017”
This is a picture of my uncle Jeremiah Murphy from Prohus, Rathcoole, on the right with the trowel, RIP 1993. Does anyone know the other man on the left? – Paddy Sullivan.
Solved: the man on the left is Roger O’Brien of Rathcoole (see comments below for details) [fb]
Above: Sean Kelly MEP, with members of St.John’s GAA Club – Don O’Riordan, John Dinneen, and Noreen Kelleher at their Church Gate Collection last week. In Pictures, our look at pictures from Millstreet in the media this week, has photos of visitors, locals, history, memories, soccer, golf, scenery, and more: [read more …] “In Pictures: 12th October 2017”
Above: Millstreet from a quad-copter over the Town Park, as Mushera dominates the horizon. This week’s In Pictures has photos of sport, landmarks for sale, of mountains, of Dromagh, from the Community School … as well as videos of Millstreet from the air, singing, and rallying … and a bot more with it : [read more …] “In Pictures – 6th October 2017”
What chew looking at ? In pictures this week has mountains, scenery, visitors, cows, horses, calves, fire engines, diggers and more … [read more …] “In Pictures: 27th September 2017”
We came across the photo below this week and we wonder if anyone recognises the house in the photo. The writing on the photo says “Cornelius & Mary (Williams) O’Leary home in Ireland outside Millstreet County Cork, now owned by McSweeney”. The O’Learys lived there in the mid 1800s. The house is fairly distinctive with it’s double hipped roof and arch above the front door. Any help would be appreciated 
This week (24th-27th) sees the International Horse Trials at Green Glens and Drishane. Full details on the Millstreet.Horse website.
Many thanks to Kevin McDermott for the above photo which shows his wife Noreen’s Grandfather and Grandmother -John and Katherine Cronin. John Cronin was the Railway Gatekeeper at Dooneen, Millstreet, and lived in the Gatekeepers cottage at the time. He’m thinking that the photo was taken early in the nineteen hundreds probably around 1910. Noreen (née Cronin) was formerly from Murphy’s Terrace. [read more …] “Railway Gatekeeper at Dooneen”
Early morning train to Dublin passing through Millstreet Railway Station
with a snow covered Clara Mountain in the background.
Very scenic and special.
Thank you to Michelle O’Keeffe for the photography
Few cars on the quiet street do pass up and down
On a cold Winter night in old Millstreet Town
The pub doors are locked not a human in sight
On what is a typical January weekday night
On one of the moonlit trees in the Town Park nearby
The silence is pierced by a barn owl’s shrill cry
In the depths of Winter and Spring nowhere near
For it and it’s kind a hungry time of year
In the moonlit sky quite a beautiful sight
Myriads and myriads of stars twinkling bright
The cold chill of frost in the freshening breeze
In weather temperatures below zero degrees
Cork-based archaeologist Enda O’Flahety documents what remains of the desolate buildings in a photography project aimed at capturing the long decline of rural Ireland.
O’Flaherty began the project last year after coming upon an abandoned schoolhouse during a work field trip and realising that few modern visual records of such buildings exist.
Recently he featured the old Cloghoula National School. There is a good description of the architectural features of the school, as well as a number of photos. The article can be seen here (or just click on the photo below)
Last week I was browsing photos from the (now) high resolution Lawrence Collection and I was wondering about the identity of a man who appears in one photo outside the front door of Millstreet Church in the early 1900’s (soon after the death of Canon Griffin in 1899, and before his headstone was erected):
… then I noticed that he’s also in the Lawrence photo of the Presbtry: [read more …] “Jack the Clerk”
We don’t think anyone noticed the bicycle previously. Thanks to Mary for pointing it out.
Another interesting detail which can be seen in the full photo (again when you zoom in) are the rosary beads hanging on the railings and gates on the left and right of the entrance from the street.
The full photo can be seen on the NLI website here.
The grave in front of the door was that of Canon Griffin who died on 22nd February 1899. It was relocated to the right as you enter the church yard when the church was rebuilt in the early 1930s. [read more …] “Bicycle in the Porch”
Geraldine who is a very keen photographer was thrilled with her win: “I’ve always been interested in horses, I’ve worked with them for years, she says. “I was wandering around, taking photographs, and I just happened to be in the right place at the right time. I was lucky the camera was on auto focus and I had a fast lens because I only had seconds to take that photo. I’m thrilled to have been a finalist.”
She is pictured (right) with her daugter Sarah at the presentation in the Irish Examiner offices (picture thanks to the Irish Examiner).
With the current good weather, work has continued with the construction of the abutments for the new bridge over the Blackwater at the Boeing which is part of the Breifne Beara Way. Click on the photos below to see larger photos, which are thanks to Michelle, or click here to see all photos of the construction so far.
On Wednesday morning, keen photographer Aleksandra Cashman was on TV3’s Ireland AM Camera Club Final for September, with presenter Mark Cagney and competition judge Jenny McCarthy. Her photo (above) was of her daughter Julia telling her mum to Ssssshhhhh as she tried to put her baby doll to sleep in her buggy. In any event it was won by a beautiful photo of a horse with it’s head in a bedroom window having it’s nose rubbed by a little girl, but Ola was delighted to be there in any case. See the video on the TV3 Player.
Well done to Geraldine Dennehy whose photo (right) was was chosen among the TV3 Camera Club Top Picks of the day for Friday, 18th September.
Click the photo (right) to see this and the other photos.
In the last few months Ann Lane has begun to publish articles on her travels and journeys around the world. She has writel travel articles in the past and has always had her camera at the ready.
They are all very interesting articles, and they can be seen at http://www.newirishwriting.com/category/ann-lane/.
Ann’s latest book titled “The Moment and the Day: Archives and Anecdotes” was released in May 2014, and is a photographic collection of photos of people from her travels from the last 50 years who, at one time or another, were prominently involved in the history of that era or event.
Great views from Gurrane last Wednesday by Tom of TMC Photography.
In the main photo are K&L Sheds, Mount Leader, Gneeves Windfarm, and Mullaghanish (front to back); bottom left photo: The two paps (or the Paps of Anu); and bottom right photo is the Eagles Nest, Kilcorney.
Speaking of being on the top mountains, the annual Clara Mountain Run is on tomorrow (Sunday) evening at 7pm starting at the West End. The race is open to all, and full race details are on IMRA.ie
The Spring equinox (12 hours of day, 12 hours of night) taken over Deep Creek in South West Florida USA happened on March 20th. Thanks to Con Collins formally of Cockhill, Millstreet, and now living in Southwest Florida who sent us the two above photos of the sun at that time.
It certainly was a day of celestial happenings as it [read more …] “Spring Equinox by Con Collins”