I was wondering if someone might please be able to help me?
My name is Helen Sagan and I live in Australia. I understand it is not your job to do family history research for anyone who might happen to ask, but I am looking for some very specific local history information regarding the Rockite movement of 1822 and I thought you might best be able to assist or direct me.
I am researching my husbands Walsh family tree, on the Kerry side of the Blackwater, in-fact I visited your library back in 2011 and spent many pleasant hours looking through the Casey Collection.
At present I am investigating two brothers Healy, Tadj(Timothy?) and Liam(William?) that were executed on 10th August 1822 (along with 3 others) and have their names inscribed upon a monument erected at Shinnagh Cross, Rathmore. I believe these brothers to be my husband’s Uncles and would sincerely love more information on them.
Most recently I discovered the Duchas School books (a truly marvellous & enlightening collection!) which introduced me to tales of old local people during the 1930’s, recalling stories their grandparents would have told them, some about the Whiteboy uprising and precisely the 1822 murder of William Brereton and the subsequent events that resulted in and around Rathmore.
As part of an all-island celebration of arts, heritage and culture, Culture Night 2019 will take place on Friday September 20th in the Square in Millstreet. Millstreet Community Council is inviting individuals & groups who would like to exhibit their work in the E Centre (photographs, arts, crafts etc) to contact Marie 0872802529 or any member of Millstreet Community Council before September 6th.
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.
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.)
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.
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 [read more …] “Thanks to Bob Emprimo – Millstreet Toy Dolls Are Reunited at Museum!”
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.
Agustus married Catherine Dennehy (a shop assistant from Millstreet in 1880) and they had 5 daughters, and a son:
Margarita Maria born 12/9/1883,
Brigida Maria 13/10/1885,
Sophia Maria 14/5/1888,
Ellena Maria 29/03/1892.
Gululmus (William) Joseph Andreae, but he died aged 6 months.
The girls were known, as far as I know, as Margaret, Bridget, Sophie, May,and Elsie. None of them married.
Agustus had 2 sisters Margaret and Sophie Andreae:
Sophie was my great grandmother who married Maurice Quinlan and lived in Kingwilliamstown (Ballydesmond). Maurice died on Feb 9th 1890 in Kingwilliamstown, son David present at death. [1901 census].  [1911 Sophie in Newcastle West]. Sophie died in September 23rd 1916 in Newmarket.
Margaret never married but looked after the 5 girls after their mother died in 1908. Agustus predeceased his wife Catherine on 28/03/1894.
The original Andreaes who came to Millstreet were 2 brothers – William and Augusta. Both were German Lutherans. They came around middle to late 1830s. William was married to Margaret Browne said to be from the Castleisland area they were married in London in 1835.
The other brother Augusta never married and served in the local church of St. Anna’s (in Pound Hill) as Church Warden 1860-1875.
Together they started a bakery etc. and it appears business grew from there. William died in 1844 aged 36 and is buried in St. Patrick’s Cemetery as he became Catholic after the birth of their first child.
Augusta died in 1884 and is buried in St. Anna’s Cemetery in Pound Hill, Millstreet.”
Epitath on headstone in St.Patrick’s Church Cemetery: “Erected in memory of Augustus Andreae who died 28th march 1894 aged 52 years. Also his beloved child William aged 6 months and to his young mother Margaret Andreae who died 31st May 1858 age 49 years”. The grave is at the very back corner behind the sacrastry (full details on HistoricGraves.com)
Some of the Andreae children were sent to study in Padraig Pearse’s school Scoil Éanna in Dublin (from ‘Ready Willing Waiting: Keale Millstreet Mushera, Rathduane Irish Volunteers 1916’, page 19)
Agustus Andreae died on March 28th 1894. Here is his probate:
Effects £2,494 9s 4d
The Will of Agustus Andreae late of Millstreet County Cork Shopkeeper who died 28 March 1894 at same place was proved at Cork by James Dennehy of Millstreet N.S. Teacher and William Quinlan of Newmarket Shopkeeper both in said County two of the Executors.
Mary Andreae was probably the last of the family in Millstreet. She died in 1970 at Main St, Millstreet :
Andreae, Mary of Main St Millstreet Co. Cork died 2 September 1970 Probate London 24 April £1497 in England and Wales 740113401C – from The England National Probate 1974
Residents of a house 20 in Main Street (Drishane, Cork)
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Surname Forename Age Sex Relation to head Religion
Andrea Margaret 27 Female Head of Family R Catholic
Andrea Margaret 73 Female Aunt R Catholic
Andrea Bridget 25 Female Sister R Catholic
Andrea Sophia 22 Female Sister R Catholic
Andrea May 20 Female Sister R Catholic
O’ Sullivan Mary 31 Female Clerk R Catholic
Brown Micheal 36 Male Clerk R Catholic
Murphy Denis 18 Male Clerk R Catholic
O’ Connor Albina 19 Female Servant R Catholic
Residents of a house 20 in Main Street (Drishane, Cork)
Surname Forename Age Sex Relation to head Religion
Andreae Kate 41 Female Head of Family Catholic
Andreae Margaret 17 Female Daughter Catholic
Andreae Sophia 12 Female Daughter Catholic
Andreae Mary 10 Female Daughter Catholic
Andreae Elsie 9 Female Daughter Catholic
Andreae Margaret 60 Female Sister in Law Catholic
OSullivan Eugene 22 Male Assistant Catholic
OSullivan Mary 20 Female Assistant Catholic
Cronin Patrick 17 Male Apprentice Catholic
Dineen Kate 55 Female Servant Catholic
OShea Kate 28 Female Servant Catholic
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.)
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.
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 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.)