Killeagh Visitors Enjoy Millstreet Experience on Thursday

Forty-three visitors from Killeagh and Inch in East Cork pictured at Green Glens enjoying the Millstreet Experience on Thursday, 12th July 2012.    The visit began in Millstreet Country Park followed by Tubrid Holy Well, a Pony Show at Green Glens, St. Patrick’s Church and Drishane.  (S.R.)

Finbarr Motherway superbly coordinated the day-long visit.   All were thrilled to be met by Noel C. Duggan at Green Glens where he accorded a royal welcome.   The enthusiastic visitors were very impressed by [read more …] “Killeagh Visitors Enjoy Millstreet Experience on Thursday”

“Strings” Concert at Drishane Chapel

A very successful "Strings" Concert was held in Drishane Chapel, Millstreet on Friday, 1st June 2012. Great credit is due to the wonderfully talented young musicians and singers. Their superb music teacher, Emer Twomey (nee Foley) coordinated a magnificent programme and expressed sincere thanks to all who supported and attended the very memorable event. (S.R.)

The Concert will also assist the musicians to fund their forthcoming visit to Derry where they will meet many other very gifted musicians and teachers.   We shall be sharing highlights of the Drishane Concert on Cork Music Station on Tuesday, 12th June between 8-9 p.m. in the “Radio Treasures” broadcast.   The Drishane Chapel [read more …] ““Strings” Concert at Drishane Chapel”

A Thank You from STRINGS

“STRINGS” Fiddle Group pictured in the Chapel at Drishane Castle following their successful concert on Friday night June 1st. The group are taking part in an International Youth Fiddle Camp in Derry City later this month and the members of the group, their mentor Emer Twomey and their families would like to THANK everyone for their support and hope they enjoyed the night. [photo: Geraldine Dennehy]

STRINGS Fiddle Concert

A fiddle concert will take place in Drishane Church on Friday 1st. June 2012 at 8.30pm. Muireann Murphy, Alanna Barry, Orla Kiely, Eimear Twomey, Sarah Dennehy, Kelly Murphy, Maura Buckley, Emma Hickey, Darren Kiely, Bridelle Cronin, Daniel O Callaghan and Conor Daly are a group of local students who call themselves “STRINGS” and will treat you to some delightful fiddle music on the night.
The young people who are students at Millstreet Community School convened as a fiddle group last September under the direction of Emer Twomey. They are preparing to take part in an International Youth Fiddle Camp at the North Atlantic Fiddle Convention which is being held in the city of [read more …] “STRINGS Fiddle Concert”

Death Notice: Sr. Margaret Tarrant, Drishane Sister

The death has occurred on Thursday, October 06, 2011 of Sr Margaret TARRANT of Sisters of the Infant Jesus, Drishane Drimoleague, Cork. Late of New Street, Killarney. Unexpectedly, at the Cork University Hospital. Sr Margaret, I.J. St. Joseph’s, Model Farm Road. Reception prayers at 5.30pm tomorrow, Sunday, in the Church of the Holy Spirit, Dennehy’s Cross. Requiem Mass at 11am on Monday. Funeral afterwards to the Convent Plot, Drishane Cemetery.

Superb Participation in Rally Which Began from Drishane This Morning

Rally in aid of the Jerry O'Leary Memorial Fundraising Project for Cork University Hospital's Oncology Dept. leaves Drishane this morning. Despite inclement weather there was a very large amount of enthusiastic participants with their various modes of transport. The many events over the past two days raised a truly substantial amount of money for the project. The exact amount will be revealed later. (S.R.)

Lucey Motorsport All Set for Donegal International Rally 2011

The Enthusiastic Team all set for the forthcoming Rally.

Derrinagree Rally Competitor, Daniel Lucey and his Co-Driver, Conor O`Flynn from Millstreet in their 2 Litre Ford Escort are busy getting ready  to compete in the Donegal International Rally which is being held from [read more …] “Lucey Motorsport All Set for Donegal International Rally 2011”

Kennelly Archives

The Kennelly Archive represents a lifetime of work by Padraig Kennelly and his wife Joan, bore out of a passion for photography, that has culminated in an in-depth pictorial record of Co. Kerry. They have now digitized the negatives of the photography which appear on their website

Fortunately, he visited Millstreet a few times in the late 50s and 60s, attend a dance in the Star Ballroom, The Pipe Band Festival of 1958 and a few more visits. In total there are 143 photos in the collection which were taken in Millstreet, and amongst them some wonderful photos of people from the time. Many are still with us, some are no longer

All the photos are available for purchase on and we would recommend that you would purchase those ones that are relevant to you as these kinds of photos only turn up once in a blue moon. However, all photos are available for previewing and details on how to view all the photos are given below: [read more …] “Kennelly Archives”

Drishane Drama Camp

Drishane Drama Camp Concert was held on Friday, 30th July 2010.   For the past two weeks a wonderful combination of international and local young people took part in the splendidly creative project.    The Concert presented a most enjoyable mixture of song, dance and drama.  There will be a full report with lots of pictures in next week’s “Corkman”.   Great credit is due to all who helped to co-ordinate the magnificent presentation.  Here we share the first of a number of images from this uplifting event at Drishane, Milllstreet.  (Seán)

Enjoying refreshments following the superb Drishane Drama Camp Concert on Friday, 30th July

Drishane Garden Fête 1988

With the Drishane Garden Fête on next Sunday, archived photos from the Millstreet Museum collection of the Garden Fête 1988 had the cobwebs wiped off them and were scanned in to give an idea of what was happening back then. All the photos are below. [read more …] “Drishane Garden Fête 1988”

Drishane Garden Fête from the 1930s

Drishane Castle Garden Fete Sunday May 30th 2010.

The Drishane Castle Garden Fete was a traditional bi annual established by the Sisters of the Infant Jesus during their time in Drishane Convent 1909 – 1992. It was staged as a fund raiser for the Missions.
It was always an event held close to people’s hearts, attracting crowds of supporters from near and far. Sadly the tradition died when the Sisters’ time in Drishane came to an end, the last one was staged in May 1990 exactly 20 years ago.

2010 sees the revival of the Garden Fete on Sunday May 30th 1pm – 6pm. It promises to be a day of great festivity and celebration. It co incidentally corresponds with the Polish Celebration of “Children’s Day” further ensuring that it will be a fun filled day for all members of the family. The Committee is delighted to offer an afternoon of quality entertainment for all members of the family while also helping Baby Jacob in his lifetime challenge of blindness.
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A Night at the Castle – Extra Date


There has been an amazing response.  We can hardly believe that ‘A Night at the Castle’, Friday December 4th for Baby Jacob is SOLD OUT!

So to unprecedented demand…. An extra performance has been organized for Sunday December 6th at the earlier time of 4pm.

The organising committee have passed on the flier for the extra concert which you can see on the left (click on it to get a bigger version).

For more information, have a look at the post for the original concert if you missed it, and visit the website that has been set up for Baby Jacob.

First Mass in Drishane Chapel in 17 Years

Joan O’Mahony & Jackie Kent at Drishane on the recent occasion of the celebration of a Polish Mass in Drishane Chapel (first Mass celebrated there in 17 years) followed by a special Polish celebratory evening
Joan O’Mahony & Jackie Kent at Drishane on the recent occasion of the celebration of a Polish Mass in Drishane Chapel (first Mass celebrated there in 17 years) followed by a special Polish celebratory evening

More photos below:
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Drishane Chapel Mass this Wednesday

Chapel of the Little Flower, Drishane. Picture taken during a recent Polish mass there.
Chapel of the Little Flower, Drishane. The picture was taken during a recent Polish mass there.

On Wednesday (30th Sept) the eve of the feast day of St. Theresa of the Child Jesus, Mass will be celebrated in the recently renovated Chapel of the Little Flower, Drishane Castle at 8.00p.m. All welcome and light refreshments will be served afterwards.