Organisers of Carriganima St Patricks Day Parade want to say Thanks to Everyone who made it a Great Success

Sean and Matt of The Pub in Carriganima wish to thank Everyone who Supported and Helped in anyway with the St Patricks Day Parade held in Carriganima on Sunday, in Particular they would like to thank all the People who participated in the Parade with Floats, Vehicles Etc, to John Paul O`Shea Mayor of Cork County for being the Grand Marshal for the Day, the Cullen Pipe Band for Leading the Parade, An Garda Siochana for there help, to the huge turnout of people that came to watch thanks for supporting the event, and finally to anyone we may have forgotten to mention here who might have helped out in any way, we thank you very much, the Event was an outstanding Success which was also helped by superb Sunshine on the Day, we look forward to seeing ye all again for the 2017 Parade.

We share the first three images of a truly wonderful St. Patrick's Parade held on Sunday, 20th March 2016 in the very welcoming Carriganima blessed with glorious sunshine. Great credit is due to Seán Murphy and his Coordinating Team for such a very successful annual event. Grand Marshal of the Parade was Cllr. John Paul O'Shea, Mayor of Cork County. Lots more pictures to follow later. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)
Thanks to Sean Radley for the Photo

Enthusiastic Young Visitors at Millstreet Museum on Friday

We were delighted to welcome the wonderfully enthusiastic Second Class pupils from Scoil Mhuire, Millstreet BNS at Millstreet Museum on Friday accompanied by Ms Norma Buckley and Mrs. Veronica Twomey.  The Tour lasted one hour and we listened to the most interesting questions and heard some fascinating facts from the very attentive children.   We thank Mary Cronin for the beautiful flowers and  many thanks to Mary Kelleher for helping us to prepare for the visit.  Click on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.)
We were delighted to welcome the wonderfully enthusiastic Second Class pupils from Scoil Mhuire, Millstreet BNS at Millstreet Museum on Friday accompanied by Ms Norma Buckley and Mrs. Veronica Twomey. The Tour lasted one hour and we listened to the most interesting questions and heard some fascinating facts from the very attentive children. We thank Mary Cronin for the beautiful flowers and many thanks to Mary Kelleher for helping us to prepare for the visit. Click on the images to enlarge.   (S.R.)

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Prestigious American Visitors at Millstreet Museum

We were delighted to welcome twin brothers Jim (on left) and Michael Fenton from the USA to Millstreet Museum on Monday morning,15th Sept. 2014.  Also included is Mary Kelleher (Museum Staff) and Ann Hickey, first cousin of the twins.   We also recorded a brief interview for local television with Jim who is from the New York Fire Department and with Michael who is in the American Navy.  Click on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.)
We were delighted to welcome twin brothers Jim (on left) and Michael Fenton from the USA to Millstreet Museum on Monday morning, 15th Sept. 2014. Also included is Mary Kelleher (Museum Staff) and Ann Hickey, first cousin of the twins. We recorded a brief interview for local television with Jim who is from the New York Fire Department and with Michael who is in the American Navy.  They have been superbly uplifting with the royal welcome received and on meeting with their many relatives especially their wonderful Aunt, Mrs. Cronin from Coolinarne.  Click on the images to enlarge.   (S.R.)

Thank You from Millstreet Museum & Millstreet Website

Sincere thanks for kindly supporting last weekend’s churchgate collection for Millstreet Museum & Millstreet Website. The amount collected was €1,434.88. This included a very kind €20.00 cheque from a Millstreet native residing in Tralee.   This is our principal fundraiser for both the Museum and the Website.  Our major cost is insurance cover which absorbs a significant portion of our overall funds.   Heating, lighting and communication costs are also quite substantial.  The reopening of the Museum Centre with its Tourism dimension has involved appreciable expense.   Like many voluntary fundraising projects recent annual collections have differed from previous years.   Our collection this year has fallen by over €400.00 from last year….by over €350.00 in fact at this point as a very kind contribution of €50.00 has just been presented.  In order to sustain the local service it is hoped that some additional form of funding may become available throughout the coming year to allow us meet with ongoing expenses.   We are blessed to have Mary Kelleher and Mary Cronin with us as Coordinators Supreme at the Museum Centre in Carnegie Hall, Millstreet.   Long may these Government-funded Schemes continue as they are invaluable and of enormous importance to Voluntary Groups such as ours.   Over the years the sincere support of everyone for our work at Millstreet Museum and for the Millstreet Website team is greatly appreciated.  (S.R.)

Museum/Tourist Information Centre & Millstreet Website Church Gate Collection 2014

Support for both the Museum/Tourist Information Centre and the Millstreet Website would be greatly appreciated this weekend.   This is our main source of funding for these services.   Those involved give of their time and talents on a voluntary basis.   Sincere thanks.  (S.R.)
Support for both the Museum/Tourist Information Centre and the Millstreet Website would be greatly appreciated this weekend. This is our main source of funding for these services. Those involved give of their time and talents on a voluntary basis. Sincere thanks.   (S.R.)

London Olympics 2012 Presentation to Museum by Julie McSweeney

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Mary McSweeney, Killarney Road, Millstreet  very kindly presenting a precious memento of the London 2012 Olympics which her daughter, Julie, promised us during a visit to Millstreet Museum in August 2013.   We also include some of the Friends and Visitors who happened to call at the moment of presentation.   Thanks a million, Julie for such a treasured and historic gem which will be on display at Millstreet Museum.   Click on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.)
Mary McSweeney, Killarney Road, Millstreet very kindly presenting a precious memento of the London 2012 Olympics which her daughter, Julie, promised us during a visit to Millstreet Museum in August 2013. We also include some of the Friends and Visitors who happened to call at the moment of presentation. Thanks a million, Julie, for such a treasured and historic gem which will be on display at Millstreet Museum.   Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)

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Tom Radley at his Forge in the Square

A really wonderful audio clip has come to light recently, of Tom Radley who owned and ran the Forge in the corner of the Square, Millstreet until the 1980s.

It contains his nephew Seán Radley interviewing Tom Jack back in the 1970s, and this short audio recording gives a taste of life in a forge. The Millstreet accent is strong and rich in this one.

Click here to listen to the recording.

Pictured right is a photo taken outside the Forge in the Square, Millstreet back in the 1970s, where blacksmith Tom Radley had just completed placing four shoes on Dan Hallissey’s donkey (Dan lived in Coole/Drishanebeg).

Radleys Engineering, who built the Spire in Dublin (with John & Tommy as Directors), have their roots in this forge.

Below are three further photos of Tom in his  forge, taken in the 1980s.

Click on the photos to see them in full size and click at the very start of the black audio bar below to hear the recording while observing the pictures.

 

 

The photo of Tom & Jack outside the forge, with the audio was stumbled upon recently, when they were put online by historian John Tierney. We’d like to thank the Radley family for continue reading the full article “Tom Radley at his Forge in the Square”

Wallis Arms Booklet from the 1960s

1960s Wallis Arms Booklet - front pageMany thanks to Kevin McDermott who sent us a photo of the front page of a historic Wallis Arms Hotel booklet from the 1960s (click the photo for full size)

The hotel boasts that it can arrange Car Hire – Messages and Telegrams – Newspapers and Packed Lunches.

The Wallis Arms remained much the same until about ten years ago when the Sheehan family took over the ownership of the hotel.

A copy of the booklet is already in the archives of Millstreet Museum.

Denis Presents Wonderfully Historic Items to Museum

We extend sincere thanks to Denis Healy for three much appreciated items for Millstreet Museum - a Carbide Lamp (used on bikes in bygone days), a spent cartridge bullet from the famous "Aud" Ship which was so significant in the 1916 period (This is a hugely historic item) and a Primus which was in common use in homes at on picnics by the beach!  Click on the image to enlarge.  (S.R.)
We extend sincere thanks to Denis Healy for three much appreciated items for Millstreet Museum – a Carbide Lamp (used on bikes in bygone days), a spent cartridge bullet from the famous “Aud” Ship which was so significant in the 1916 period (This is a hugely historic item and it was given to Denis by a Cork gentleman whose name we shall later share) and a Primus which was in common use in homes at on picnics by the beach! Click on the image to enlarge. (S.R.)

Thanks to Bob Emprimo – Millstreet Toy Dolls Are Reunited at Museum!

Thanks to Bob Emprimo from America and a wonderful Friend of Millstreet Museum - Celtic and Clara Toy Dolls were happily reunited at Millstreet Museum on Wednesday.   Here we view Denis O'Shea of the Millstreet Branch of Cork Co. Council with the Celtic Doll which he delivered from An Post and Mary Cronin of Millstreet Museum with the Clara Toy Doll.   Click on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.)
Thanks to Bob Emprimo from America and a wonderful Friend of Millstreet Museum – Celtic and Clara Toy Dolls were happily reunited at Millstreet Museum on Wednesday. Here we view Denis O’Shea of the Millstreet Branch of Cork Co. Council with the Celtic Doll which he delivered from An Post and Mary Cronin of Millstreet Museum with the Clara Toy Doll.  In our picture the Clara Toy Doll is a “sister” to the one which Bob originally presented.  Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)

 

Bob presenting the original Clara Toy doll to us in 2011 (at "Nibbles" in West End)
Bob presenting the original Clara Toy doll to us in 2011 (at “Nibbles” in West End)

And here we follow the moments in a series of images before we reveal what was contained in the neatly presented package which had arrived from Exeter, Devon, England having been purchased on eBay by Bob Emprimo having observed Michael Cashman’s alert on the Millstreet website that such a toy doll appeared on eBay.   A million thanks to Bob for never forgetting Millstreet and for continue reading the full article “Thanks to Bob Emprimo – Millstreet Toy Dolls Are Reunited at Museum!”

Billy Coleman Model Rally Car Display at Millstreet Museum Coordinated by Seán Buckley on Saturday, 5th October 2013

We thank Seán Buckley of Ennis, Co. Clare and formerly of Kilcorney (son of Catherine and the late Seán Buckley who was synonymous with Kilcorney Feis) for this excellent poster and for offering to coordinate this fascinating Exhibition at Millstreet Museum to coincide with the upcoming prestigious Cork 20 Motor Rally in Millstreet. Click on the poster to enlarge.  (S.R.)
We thank Seán Buckley of Ennis, Co. Clare and formerly of Kilcorney (son of Catherine and the late Seán Buckley who was synonymous with Kilcorney Feis) for this excellent poster and for offering to coordinate this fascinating Exhibition at Millstreet Museum to coincide with the upcoming prestigious Cork 20 Motor Rally in Millstreet. Click on the poster to enlarge. (S.R.)

Jerry Lehane’s Wonderful Photographic Archive

Over the years Jerry Lehane (pictured) has very kindly shared lots of wonderfully interesting photographs, documents and historic items.  On meeting  Jerry (Cork Supporter Supreme) on Monday night, he share two marvellous images from the past.  Click on the pictures to enlarge.  (S.R.)
Over the years Jerry Lehane (pictured) has very kindly shared lots of wonderfully interesting photographs, documents and historic items. On meeting Jerry (Cork Supporter Supreme) on Monday night, he shared two marvellous images from the past. Click on the pictures to enlarge.    (S.R.)

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The very popular Lehane brothers of Minor Row, Millstreet in the 1950s.  From left: Jerry, Pat (now in USA) and Denis (now in Wales).   This great pictures certainly brings back very happy memories of the mightly Minor Row spirit and the marvellous families who lived there.
The very popular Lehane brothers of Minor Row, Millstreet in the 1950s. From left: Jerry (now living in Ballydaly), Pat – in middle (now in USA) and Denis (now in Wales). This great picture certainly brings back very happy memories of the mighty Minor Row spirit and the marvellous families who lived there.   All three brothers are superbly loyal visitors to our Millstreet website and are splendid Irish Ambassadors in their respective and adopted countries.
Very special memories of the visit in the 1980s of Charles Haughey to Millstreet when he met members of the Twomey Family of Main Street outside their ever-popular Shop and Restaurant.   Denis Twomey can be seen in the background.  Many thanks to Jerry Lehane for sharing these exquisite images.  (S.R.)
Very special memories of the visit in the 1980s of Charles Haughey to Millstreet when he met members of the Twomey Family of Main Street outside their ever-popular Shop and Restaurant. Denis Twomey can be seen in the background. Many thanks to Jerry Lehane for sharing these exquisite images.     (S.R.)

 

 

Welcoming London Visitors to Millstreet Museum on Friday

Mary Kelleher (centre) welcomes from London - Talent and also Noreen (McSweeney formerly of Killarney Road, Millstreet) when they visited Millstreet Museum on Friday.  (S.R.)
Mary Kelleher (centre) welcomes from London – Talent and also Julie (not Noreen as initially indicated – Sorry, Julie!) McSweeney formerly of Killarney Road, Millstreet – when they visited Millstreet Museum on Friday.  Talent had already run to the top of Clara Mountain before visiting the Museum!   Click on the images to enlarge.   (S.R.)

At Millstreet Museum on Friday, 30th August 2013

Fascinating pre-1894 picture of Andreae Shop at Main Street, Millstreet

We extend sincere thanks to Maurice Buckley of Cork
We extend sincere thanks to Maurice Buckley of Cork for this absolutely magnificent picture of the Andreae Sisters’ Shop in Main Street, Millstreet taken before 1894.   Maurice also very kindly provided (below) excellent background information regarding the picture and also in regard to the history of the Andreae Family in Millstreet.  Click on the image to enlarge.   (S.R.)

Maurice Buckley writes:  “The man in the photograph is likely to be Agustus Andreae the owner of the shop and some of his daughters.

Agustus inherited the shop from his mother (a widow) after she died 31/03/1858.

Visiting Millstreet Museum & News of a Museum Exhibition to Coincide with Cork 20 Event in October 2013

We were delighted to welcome the Buckley Family from Ennis to our Museum during this past week.   Seán (originally from Kilcorney) is grandson of the gentleman who first established Kilcorney Feis in 1910.    The Family are pictured here with the very historic "Mobo" toy horse of the 1950s which was presented a number of years ago to the Museum by Maurice Walsh of Ickenham near London who came originally from Dooneen near Millstreet Railway Station.   Our Museum Church Gate Collection  takes place this evening and tomorrow in Millstreet.  (S.R.)
We were delighted to welcome the Buckley Family from Ennis to our Museum during this past week. Seán (originally from Kilcorney) is grandson of Liam Ó Buachalla who first established Kilcorney Feis in 1910.  Seán will be kindly coordinating a wonderful Motor Sport Exbibition especially focusing on some fascinating model cars – all to coincide with the upcoming Cork 20 prestigious event in Millstreet in October 2013.  The Family are pictured here with the very historic “Mobo” toy horse of the 1950s which was presented a number of years ago to the Museum by Maurice Walsh of Ickenham near London who came originally from Dooneen near Millstreet Railway Station. Our Museum Church Gate Collection takes place this evening and tomorrow in Millstreet.  Click on images to enlarge.  (S.R.)

 

Seán Buckley beside the unfinished Museum feature on the History of Kilcorney FeisBeside Eurovision 1993 Display in Millstreet Museum

 

Supporting Millstreet Museum, Tourist Information Centre & Millstreet Website This Weekend – 10th & 11th August 2013

At this weekend's Church Gate Collection in Millstreet the support is greatly appreciated not only for our Museum, Tourist Information Centre but also the Millstreet Website.   While our Millstreet Website is coordinated by three people (Hannelie, Michael & Seán) plus further contributors - who are glad to do so on a voluntary basis - there are two annual expenses - one for the hosting of the site and one for our .ie domain name.    This money comes from our Museum fund.   Clearly  the value of our website is evident as, for example, we had several hundreds of hits during this past week for our Millstreet Debs feature.   We thank a Millstreet native , now residing in Co. Kerry who kindly posted a cheque of €20.00 to help defray our costs.   (S.R.)
At this weekend’s Church Gate Collection in Millstreet your kind support is greatly appreciated not only for our Museum, Tourist Information Centre but also for the Millstreet Website. While our Millstreet Website is coordinated by three people (Hannelie, Michael & Seán) plus further contributors – who are glad to do so on a voluntary basis – there are two annual expenses – one for the hosting of the site and one for our .ie domain name. This money comes from our Museum fund. Clearly the value of our website is evident as, for example, we had several hundreds of hits during this past week for our Millstreet Debs feature. We thank a Millstreet native, now residing in Co. Kerry who this week kindly posted a cheque of €20.00 to help defray our costs.   Click image to enlarge.   (S.R.)

Museum & Tourist Information Centre Opening on Wednesday and Church Gate Collection 2013 This Coming Weekend

Although not fully ready for the official opening of Millstreet Museum & Tourist Information Centre as further signage and wall units have as yet to be completed we shall be opening to the public from Wednesday.   Our annual Church Gate Collection takes place this coming weekend – 10th and 11th August 2013 – in Millstreet.   Restoration work has been very costly and this Annual Collection is our main source of funding.   We very much appreciate the kind support of everyone.   (S.R.)

Pictorial Gems from Millstreet Museum Archive

The late Dan Hallissey - such a truly friendly gentleman - sets off home down Minor Row in the 1970s passing Lucey's Garage.   This is the first of many pictorial gems we've been arranging to display in our renovated Millstreet Museum which opens in a limited manner next week.   It will be some weeks yet before the completion of the restoration.   (S.R.)
The late Dan Hallissey – such a truly friendly gentleman – sets off home with his wonderfully loyal donkey down Minor Row in the 1970s passing Lucey’s Garage. This is the first of many pictorial gems we’ve been arranging to display in our renovated Millstreet Museum which opens in a limited manner next week. It will be some weeks yet before the completion of the restoration.   Click on the image to enlarge.  (S.R.)

School of Housecraft, Drishane

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Postcard of the Classroom in the School of Housecraft, at the Convent of the Holy Jesus, Drishane. The picture is from the first half of the twentieth century, but can anyone hazard a guess?

We also came across some other historical photos from Millstreet, some of which we had not seen before, on the Irish Historical Picture Company website. Seán Radley informed us that this shop used to be open in Dublin, and over the years he has purchased most of the photos for the Millstreet Museum collection.

Temporary Opening of Millstreet Museum for Gathering Festival

Millstreet Museum & Tourist Information Centre will open on a temporary basis to coincide with Millstreet Gathering Festival.    The Centre is presently being prepared for its official opening later in the Summer but we welcome visitors to view the work-in-progress this Thursday, Friday and Saturday (4th, 5th and 6th July 2013).  Opening Hours on the three days are from 10.00 a.m. to 2.00 p.m..      (S.R.)

Millstreet Museum Pictorial Archive – 1964

As we prepare to re-open Millstreet Museum at Carnegie Hall now that the key had been officially presented we shall feature images on a regular basis from our Museum Pictorial Archive.   We begin with a wonderful image at The Square, Millstreet on the occasion of the Annual Corpus Christi Procession in 1964.   We're sure that this picture evokes many a special memory for our loyal website visitors.   Please feel more than welcome to share such memories on our comment facility or by email to millstreetmuseum @ eircom.net (without using the spaces).  S.R.
As we prepare to re-open Millstreet Museum at Carnegie Hall now that the key had been officially presented we shall feature images on a regular basis from our Museum Pictorial Archive. We begin with a wonderful image at The Square, Millstreet on the occasion of the Annual Corpus Christi Procession in 1964. We’re sure that this picture evokes many a special memory for our loyal website visitors. Please feel more than welcome to share such memories on our Comment facility or by email to millstreetmuseum @ eircom.net (without using the spaces).   Click on the image to enlarge.    (S.R.)

Generous Response to Museum/Tourist Information Centre Collection 2012

Eamonn McSweeney (originally of Minor Row, Millstreet), Breeda O’Leary, Brendan Murphy and Mary Kelleher – some of the very kind supporters/organisers at Millstreet Museum’s Annual Church gate collection on Sat., 11th Aug. 2012. The wonderfully generous response to this year’s collection amounted to €1,587.73 which will assist in defraying the cost of insurance, heating and lighting as well as part-fund the cost of a new display unit in the restoration of the the new centre for which the official handing over of the key is imminent.   Sincere thanks to All who contributed so very generously.  (S.R.)

In the Corkman – 14th June 2012

The Corkman Newspaper is out every Thursday in all the local newsagents, and contains much more than just the online version.

Uplifting Response to Museum / Tourist Centre Church Gate Collection

Truly entering into the Museum spirit at the weekend's church gate collection - Rachel, grand-daughter of one of our most esteemed Founder Members of Millstreet Museum Society - Catherine Tarrant.

Millstreet Museum Society wishes to express sincere and heartfelt thanks to everyone who so generously subscribed to last weekend’s Church Gate Collection held outside St. Patrick’s Church, Millstreet.   The amount collected was €1992.88.   These funds will be used in the refurbishment of the new Museum / Tourist Centre at Carnegie Hall, Millstreet.   We are hoping to be permitted to begin this work as soon as final confirmation is processed by Cork Co. Council.  Special thanks to our many dedicated helpers who assisted at the Collection.    (S.R.)

Millstreet Museum & Tourist Information Centre Church Gate Collection This Weekend

Millstreet Museum & Tourist Information Centre Church Gate Collection takes place this weekend – 13th & 14th August 2011outside St. Patrick’s Church, Millstreet.   This is our main source of funding for the year.    It is earnestly hoped that we shall be back at our Carnegie Hall location very shortly.   Most of our Archives have now been moved to the new purpose built Museum Archive Centre at Mount Leader.   We deeply appreciate the fact that the vast volume of our historic material was very kindly housed on a temporary basis and without cost by the Duggan Family of Green Glens for almost the past three years.     Support for our Collection this weekend would be greatly appreciated so as to assist us in the re-establishment of our Museum at Carnegie Hall and for the provision of a significant Tourist Information Centre.    Sincere thanks.  (S.R.)

Minister for Transport, Tourism & Sport, Leo Varadkar, T.D. Visits Millstreet This Morning – 6th August 2011

Minister Leo Varadkar is presented with a portrait of Tubrid by Áine Collins, T.D. as he meets at Millstreet Museum premises a group interested in the promotion of Walking Tourism.

The Minister discussed the O’Sullivan Beara National Walkway with Michael O’Sullivan and others.   He gave a brief interview to LTV2 with further contributions from local people.   He indicated that he is especially interested in continue reading the full article “Minister for Transport, Tourism & Sport, Leo Varadkar, T.D. Visits Millstreet This Morning – 6th August 2011”