Millstreet Presentation Secondary School Class Photo of 1936

Joan Ankettell, Boherbue who used to work at the Avonmore Electrical Co.  in West End, Millstreet provided Maree Healy, Cloghoulamore, Millstreet with this very interesting school class photograph of 1936 taken in the Presentation Secondary School, Millstreet.  Joan is seated in the front row to the extreme right (Her name appears under her).  We believe that Gobnait Twomey also appears in the photograph.    Maree and the website team would be very grateful of identification of the various people in this quite excellent photograph by any of our many Millstreet website visitors.    Many thanks to Joan and Maree for making this fascinating picture available to us to share with all worldwide.  (S.R.)

A View from Above

Gaelic Helicopters who are based in Mallow, have recently put some excellent aeriel photos from their helicopter on smugmug, for all to view (and purchase if they wish). They have added four from Millstreet, which gives different views of our town, which were taken on an April morning 2008, and July 2007 (including the one above which looks like someone has taken a bite out of Clara Mountain), as well as dozens more from around Cork County. Have a look at them on Smugmug, and click on “X3 Large” to see them in full size. [read more …] “A View from Above”

The Old Cross

The old cross on top of Clara Mountain in the evening sun with Millstreet in the valley below to the right. The cross had been there since 1982 but was so dilapidated that it was recently felled to make way for a new one. Tradition had it that the Leaving Cert students would go to the top of Clara before the final exams. That year (2010), one of them tied their old school shirt up high around the top of the cross, and it lasted there for a few months. It makes for a very interesting and peaceful photo.

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Cotters & Sigletons at Carriglea

Taken in 1947 up at Carriglea the home of the Singleton family: left-to-right:  Agnes Lyons Cotter (San Francisco), Jim Cotter (Schull), John Singleton (Millstreet), Jimmy Cotter (their son born in San Francisco), Mary Singleton and Kate Singleton. Mary and Kate were from Carriglea, Millstreet, and were children of Bill and Kathleen Singleton.

Many thanks to Nancy Singleton from San Francisco for use of the photo.

Tommy Burke – All Ireland Minor Champion 1961

Tommy Burke was part of the Cork Minor Football team that made history by winning the County’s first ever All-Ireland title in this grade, defeating Mayo in the Final by 3-7 to 0-5. That team was honoured at half-time in this year’s County Senior Football Final. Pictured above are Tommy with Michael Cremin, and that Cork Minor team before winning the All-Ireland Final at Croke Park. Tommy is fourth from the left in the front row. Click on the photos for larger photos [read more …] “Tommy Burke – All Ireland Minor Champion 1961”