Newspaper of 1967 Relevant to Millstreet and Drishane

As Patrick W. O’Leary of Louisville, Kentucky has returned to the USA following his recent holiday in Ireland he continues to maintain important links with his favourite Millstreet ancestral home.   During his research he has come across a wonderfully relevant newspaper cutting from “The Press Democrat” of Monday, 4th Sept. 1967.  Here he shares the cutting with us.  Click on the images to enlarge…The text in the article will be enhanced when enlarged.  (S.R.)

Patrick W. O’Leary of Louisville, Kentucky bids farewell to Millstreet on Monday, 17th Sept. 2018 following a most enjoyable Irish Visit. Patrick maintains strong links with his Adrivale ancestral roots.
Newscutting from “The Press Democrat” of Mon. 4th Sept. 1967.

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Arriving Into View

Arriving Into View is an art project that invited teenagers living in direct provision centres in Cork City and County to work with the Glucksman and practicing artists over a six week period in Autumn 2017.

Throughout the sessions participants engaged in projects that investigated ideas of personal journey. Teenagers explored the processes and techniques involved in communicating stories and messages to large audiences while working with different mediums and artists.

The project invited 15 teenagers (ages 13-17 years) from direct provision centres in Kinsale Road, Glounthaune, Clonakilty and Drishane Castle to work with practicing artists. This was an opportunity for these teenagers to interact with artistic ideas and mediums and to discover their own creative and imaginative capabilities away from their prohibitive surroundings.

The culmination of the project was last Friday’s tonight’s public display of a large scale mural created by the group in Fitzgerald’s Park as park of Culture Night. It will remain on display until October 8th. [read more …] “Arriving Into View”

Wonderful Family Day at Drishane Cross Country Equestrian Event Today

With perfect weather, free admission and exquisite surroundings Drishane Estate is the place to truly enjoy today – Sat. 26th aug. 2017.  Tomorrow the focus is on Green Glens for Equestrian Sport.  Click on the images below to enlarge.  (S.R.)

In Pictures: Last Day of the European Championships

The sun set over the Drishane Cross Country course and the Green Glens Arena on Sunday evening, and with it the 2017 FEI European Eventing Championships for Young Riders & Juniors has come to an end! A huge congratulations to Bubby Upton Eventing ️(GB) and Hanna Knuppel ️️(DE) on their respective Junior and Young Rider Individual gold medals as well as the German J & YR teams who swept the boards in both the team competitions (full results).
Most teams have left Millstreet at this stage, so next for us in Millstreet, it’s the annual International Horse Show, which starts NEXT WEEK August 2nd-6th.FEI
Below is out last selection of photos and videos from Sunday (again it may take a little time to load): [read more …] “In Pictures: Last Day of the European Championships”

Death Notice: St. Carmel O’Sullivan, Infant Jesus Sisters, Drishane

O’Sullivan (Cork and late of Newcastle West, Co Limerick): On July 12, 2017, peacefully, at the Bon Secours Hospital, Cork, Sr. Carmel, Sisters of the Infant Jesus, Drishane and St Joseph’s, Model Farm Road, beloved daughter of the late James and Brigid and dearly loved sister of the late Bernie Dooley. Deeply mourned by her Community, nieces Lilian, Philippa and Gemma, nephew Pat, brother-in-law Tom, grandnieces, grandnephews, relatives and many friends.

Reception Prayers at 4.30pm on Thursday in the Church of the Holy Spirit, Dennehy’s Cross. Requiem Mass at 11.00am on Friday. Funeral afterwards to the Convent Plot, Drishane Cemetery, Millstreet. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a h-anam dílis.  [read more …] “Death Notice: St. Carmel O’Sullivan, Infant Jesus Sisters, Drishane”

Volunteers for English Conversation Classes

Could you give an hour a week to help an asylum seeker improve their English? We need volunteers for our English Conversation Class.

The ‘class’ is an informal small conversational group where learners have an opportunity to practice and improve their English. You don’t need teaching experience, but if you have all the better.

Support and resources will be provided. For further information contact Mike Riordan, Drishane Castle (086) 4106364.

Death Notice: Sr Florence (Sheila) O’Sullivan, Drishane House

The death has occurred on Sunday 19th February 2017 of Sr Florence (Sheila) O’Sullivan, Drishane House, Millstreet, Cork / Rathmore, Kerry.

Sr Florence (Sheila), Infant Jesus Sister, peacefully at Drishane House, sister of the late Betty (Leane) and Joan. Sadly missed by her brothers Dan and John, sisters Mary (O’Leary), Sister Catherine (I.J.S.), Sister Eileen (Mercy), sister-in-law Hannah, brother-in-law Tom, nieces, nephews, grandnieces, grandnephews, great-grandniece, great-grandnephew, Infant Jesus Sisters and a wide circle of friends.

Reposing in Tarrant’s Funeral Home, Millstreet. Rosary tonight, Monday, at 8.15pm. Removal on Tuesday at 8pm to St. Patrick’s Church, Millstreet. Funeral Mass on Wednesday at 12 noon followed by burial to Drishane Cemetery. Ar Dheis Dé go raibh sí.


The following is an extract on Sr.Florence from the website:

“As we are trying to become reacquainted with Sister Florence in a new invisible form, the whole of nature explodes into life proclaiming the joy of resurrection. Messages continue to pour in, taking the edge off our grief and giving glimpses into the life of Sr. Florence as a friend and mentor, teacher and principal, member of the Infant Jesus Sisters and O’ Sullivan family. No words can express our appreciation of your prayers, attendance at the removal and Requiem Mass, testimonies, tributes, beautiful flowers and support of every kind. It is difficult to share all the messages and memories that have come from the different corners of the globe. Hopefully, the resume of the following eulogy, written by a friend and co-worker, expresses the best of what we can say about Sr. Florence. “The dawn of the 19th February 2017 brought a very sad day not only for the O’Sullivan family but for the Infant jesus Sisters.It was a day when a leading and visionary light of the community was dimmed. This person was a religious sister with great foresight and her name will forever be etched in history of all our Infant Jesus schools. Thousands worldwide will remember her with sincere love and affection: her name is Sister Florence O’Sullivan. This beautiful sister was a wonderful friend to me for over 40 years. I write this with great sadness over the unimaginable loss of a very close friend. I used to phone her often to keep up her spirits. She never lost her sense of humour.During her teaching years and as Principal of the Convent in Klang she worked tirelessly in the field of education and laid a strong foundation for all her students. She was an inspiration to so many. She was always very kind to the less fortunate families and their children.Throughout her time in Klang Convent, she strove to improve their lives and if she could have built a tower she’d make sure that the poor came out on top. Her beautiful spirit will live on through the many lives she taught and touched. I admired how she never judged or forced her opinions on anyone, but offered valuable and truthful advice that I will surely miss.  It was such a comfortable and warm feeling to have known that we had such a lifetime friendship. My husband thought very highly of her and we shall always cherish the memories of her visits to our home and our trips to Ireland. My very dear Sr. Florence now rests in peace.” Flor’s response to all this would be: “You well know I aint no saint”! Yes, she was human after all, but, those of us who were gathered round her deathbed for the liturgy of her last fare well  before entering Eternal Life, saw her do so with serenity and dignity. The presence of so many, offering support and comfort during the next three days, was a testimony of her love for others and her strong emotional bonds with friends and family as she lived her vocation as an Infant Jesus Sister. “I am the Resurrection and the Life.Whoever believes in Me will never die” John 11: 25-26. Catherine O’Sullivan IJS “

FEI European Eventing Championships for Young Riders & Juniors 2017

This is the new logo for the 2017 FEI European Eventing Championships for Young Riders & Juniors, which includes Drishane Castle set against the spectacular backdrop of the Clara and Derrynasaggart Mountains.

The best Young Riders and Juniors from across Europe will be vying for success in Millstreet from 19th – 23rd July 2017. Timetables and more details are on . [read more …] “FEI European Eventing Championships for Young Riders & Juniors 2017”

Death Notice: Sr. Hilary O’Rourke, Infant Jesus Sister, Drishane

O’ROURKE (Cork and Clare):On January 19, 2017, peacefully, at St. Joseph’s Convent, Model Farm Road, SR. HILARY (Infant Jesus Sisters, Drishane). Deeply regretted by her loving cousins, relatives, her community and friends.

Reception prayers at 5.00pm on Friday evening in the Church of The Holy Spirit, Dennehy’s Cross. Requiem Mass at 11am on (Saturday). Funeral afterwards to the Convent plot, Drishane Cemetery, Millstreet. May she rest in peace.

Jerh O’Connor & Sons Ltd.- Coburg St., Cork. 021-4507711

Have you a Guitar that you are not using?

Have you a Guitar that you are not using?

We have someone who is willing to give guitar lessons for free to the children in Drishane Castle, but we have no guitars! If you have one that is not being used, would you be willing to give a guitar to a good cause? For more information contact Mike Riordan, K.A.S.I. (Killarney Asylum Seekers Initiative) 086 4106363 086 4106364

Would you give one hour a week to help an asylum seeker improve their English?

Would you give one hour a week to help an asylum seeker improve their English?

Many of the daily tasks that we take for granted such as shopping, visiting the doctor, helping children with homework, are extremely difficult when English is not your first language. If you are interested in helping asylum seekers improve their English, contact Mike Riordan, Drishane Castle (086) 4106364.

Thank You from the Drishane Intercultural Day

The residents of Drishane Castle want to say Thank You to all
who came to our Intercultural/Integration Day
last Saturday, despite the rain! 

A special thanks to all the businesses who sponsored
our raffle which helped raise needed funds for
our School Book Fund.

Many thanks to all for making the day such a great success.

Magnificent Drishane Cross Country Course Ready for Eventing

The truly magnificent setting at Drishane Cross Country Course is fully ready for today and tomorrow’s International Eventing.   We encourage you to visit either day to experience such a wonderfully magical experience.  Here we share images recorded on Thursday evening as preparations were ongoing.  Click on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.68Drishane Cross Country Course August 2016 -600

3Drishane Cross Country Course August 2016 -600)10Drishane Cross Country Course August 2016 -60040Drishane Cross Country Course August 2016 -600And here we share lots more images of the exquisite setting – the smaller pictures will enlarge when clicked. [read more …] “Magnificent Drishane Cross Country Course Ready for Eventing”

Millstreet International Horse Trials 2016

Take a look at the Millstreet 2016 Cross Country course from the air! Horses and Riders are coming from all over the world, including much of Europe, and America.
Friday 26th and Saturday 27th August. Timetables below.

[read more …] “Millstreet International Horse Trials 2016”

Mahwish talks about DP and next weekend’s garden Fête

Mahwish is a Pakistani mother of three who arrived in Ireland with her husband and three children a year and a half ago. She has been living in the Millstreet Drishane Castle Accommodation centre since June last year, and talks about the challenges and also about a fundraising Fête in Drishane she is organising for school books, uniforms, etc for the children who are staying there, which takes place in Drishane Castle next Saturday 20th August from 2-6pm.

The interview is by Roos Demol and was first aired on Irish Radio International yesterday.


Have you lamps, teacups, plates, mugs, vases, porcelain figurines, photo frames, or odd little bits and pieces lying around the house that you want to get rid of? Why not give them to us? This summer, we are teaching the children in Drishane Castle how to recycle, repaint or remake household objects. If you have this kind of small bric-a- brac and you want rid of it, we would gladly take it. We plan to sell the recycled products to raise money for our School Book Fund.

Phone Mahwish 089 9825058 or Mike 086 4106364

Have you tins of leftover Paint ?

Have you tins of leftover Paint ?

Have you any leftover household paints gathering dust in the shed? We are painting a mural in Drishane Castle, and so we are looking for donation of paints.

Any quantity, any colour, the only restriction is that they have to be water based or acrylic, not oil based.

We will also take any old paint brushes!

Text or phone Mahwish Rauf (089) 9825058  to arrange collection of same.

Death Notice: Sr. Emilie Nagle, Infant Jesus Sister

"Sr Emilie Nagle’s ability to laugh brought joy to the hearts of many"
“Sr Emilie Nagle’s ability to laugh brought joy to the hearts of many”

The death has occurred of Sr. Emilie NAGLE, Cork City, Cork / Headford, Kerry

Nagle (Cork and Gortdarrig, Headford, Co. Kerry) on April 16th 2016 peacefully at St. Joseph’s Convent, Model Farm Road. Sr. Emilie, Infant Jesus Sisters. Sadly missed by her community, sisters in-law Nellie and Joan, nieces, nephews, extended family, staff at St. Joseph’s and friends.

Reception prayers at 5pm on Monday in the Church of the Holy Spirit, Dennehy’s Cross. Requiem Mass at 11am on Tuesday. Funeral afterwards to the Convent Plot, Drishane Cemetery, Millstreet.

May she rest in peace.

Irish Divorce Suit

In 1906, the last Wallis of Drishane Castle, Henry Aubery Beaumont Wallis was divorced from his estranged wife Elizabeth Bingham. Apparently one of only two divorces that were permitted in Ireland (and only by Act of Parlaiment), until divorce was legalised in 1996. The below report from the House of Lords gives the details:

Witnesses were called before the House of Lords in support of an Irish Divorce Bill promoted by Mrs. Elizabeth. Caroline Wallis, of 19, Molesworth Street Dublin, who sought to dissolve her marriage with Henry Aubrey Beaumont Wallis, of Drishane Castle, County Cork. The wedding took place on March 1, 1883, at Kiderpore, Calcutta, the lady being a daughter of the Hon. Albert Yelverton Bingham. Afterwards the couple lived together in New Zealand, at Drishane Castle, and elsewhere, and two children were born. In 1892 Mr. Wallis returned from the West African Gold Coast, where he had been appointed a District Commissioner, and the couple resided together at Albert Gate Mansions in London. Subsequently the wife visited India for the benefit of her health, and on her return was unable to asseertain where Mr. Wallis was residing. Later, however, the parties again for some time lived together.

It was alleged that in 1903, at Drishane Castle, Mr. Wallis treated his wife cruelly, refusing to allow her any money or the use of his horses and carriages, and that on May 18 he flung her to the ground, wrenching her wrist and bending back her fingers. In March, 1904, her husband having become tenant of Drishane Castle, petitioner left, and had never since seen him. Subsequently she discovered that the husband had between 1896 amd 1901 inclusive committed misconduct with a woman named Edith Scott, at Titchfield Street, London. [read more …] “Irish Divorce Suit”

Wanted immediately: four families of farm labourers

Wanted immediately, four families of
farm labourers; good wages; good
houses; good perquisites to suitable men;  also
a yardsman, indoor, and man to help in K.
garden; must have knowledge of growing vetet-
ables and flowers/ Apply to Jerome McCarthy,
Steward, Drishane Castle, Millstreet.

– from the Cork Examiner Monday March 13th ’16