Superb Tureen Creamery Commemorative Book & DVD

We thank Denis O’Mahony for alerting us to an ideal Christmas Present which is on sale at Boherbue Co-Op, Boherbue Supervalu and Tureen Creamery for the very reasonable price of €10.00 – the splendid “Tureen Creamery Commemorative Book incorporating a DVD”.   Tureen is a Branch of Boherbue Co-Op located near Knocknagree.   Here we share some five images from the recent launch of this historic gem.   Tap on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.) [read more …] “Superb Tureen Creamery Commemorative Book & DVD”

Upcoming Workshops on Historic Project by CCC

We thank Catherine Desmond for the following Notice.  (S.R.) :  “I want to relay the following to Millstreet Tidy Towns and other interested parties: The Historic Monuments Committee of Cork County Council are holding three one day workshops at the beginning of December and invite you or any of your constituents who might be interested to attend. The theme this year is aimed at individuals and community groups and professionals interested in the cleaning and caring of archaeological and historic monuments and commemorative memorials. The training events aim to promote understanding and good conservation practice in relation to cleaning and maintenance of monuments, with a specific focus on cleaning and caring for carved stone, including headstones, and metalwork. · Hibernian Hotel, Mallow (Monday 2nd December2019); · Walter Raleigh Hotel, Youghal (Tuesday 3rd December 2019) ·O’Donovan’s Hotel, Clonakilty (Wednesday 4th December 2019). The workshops will be of interest to heritage, community and Tidy Town groups, commemoration groups throughout County Cork. Starting at 10am, each daily workshop will consist of illustrated presentations and talks in the morning and afternoon presentation of case studies by experienced professional specialists. The training workshops will be completed by 4.30pm. · The workshops as stated will be held at the following locations on the following dates: Hibernian Hotel, Mallow (Monday 2nd December 2019); Walter Raleigh Hotel, Youghal (Tuesday 3rd December 2019) and O’Donovan’s Hotel, Clonakilty (Wednesday 4th December 2019).  It would be good if an individual or two from the Tidy Towns would attend.  I, and I believe Hannah Kelleher, will attend the workshop at Clonakilty. I would be delighted if they could come to Clonakilty with me. It’s important that bookings be made immediately: the CCC run out of seats fairly quickly. If I have the names and numbers of interested individuals, I’ll make the bookings for everyone.”

For those interested in these superb Workshops please email millstreetmuseum @eircom.net or contact 086 825 0074 and I shall pass on names and telephone numbers to Catherine.  Sincere thanks for reading this Notice and we wish every success to this very interesting Project…Seán Radley

Mass on Clara Mountain in May 2000 & Plaque Unveiling

Millstreet Museum Society  and Millstreet Website Team very much appreciate the wonderfully uplifting generous response to our recent Church Gate Collection in Millstreet.   The €2, 275.98 + €50.00 will greatly permit us maintain the two important local resources….meeting the costs (re the website) of web server and domain name….and (re Museum) the costs of insurance, heating, lighting and ongoing development.   Special thanks to Millstreet Community Council and Millstreet Local Lottery for splendid support.   And to those who contributed from abroad and who have direct Millstreet links – grateful thanks to All.   One may assist anytime throughout the year by using our dedicated Bank Account the number of which is: IBAN – IE22 BOFI 9058 0334 0531 43 & BIC – BOFIIE2D.

And so to our most recent delving into our Visual Archive of Millstreet Museum.   The date is 21st May 2000 when hundreds of people climbed (or were transported on the back of Tony Healy’s Tractor!) Clara Mountain marking the 50th Anniversary of the placement of the original Cross on Clara Mountain in 1950.   Mass was concelebrated in the presence of Millstreet Pipe Band and a wide cross section of people from near and far.   It was Tadhg O’Driscoll who unveiled the official stone plaque.   Here we share some 24 images from the truly historic occasion.  Click on the pictures to enlarge.  (S.R.) [read more …] “Mass on Clara Mountain in May 2000 & Plaque Unveiling”

Dympna & Students Present Inspiring Garden at Bloom 2019

We thank Dympna Kirke (formerly of West End, Millstreet) for sharing this fascinating feature on the direct link both Dympna and her Students had in the recent highly prestigious Bloom Event 2019.   Dympna writes:  “Seán – I spoke to you about a Postcard Garden I did for Bord Bia Bloom 2019 with the students of Loreto College, St. Stephen’s Green.  These Postcard Gardens are open to all organisations nationwide.  The gardens are chosen based on the quality of the submission and the likelihood of the garden to meet the standards set out by the organisers of the festival. The Postcard Gardens are 3m wide, 2.4m high and 2m deep. This year Bord Bia Bloom received many submissions but could only accept a maximum of 14 Postcard Gardens so we were delighted to be accepted.

Dympna Kirke pictured beside the magnificent “Great Hunger” Garden at Bloom 2019. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)
The theme of our garden was the Famine in Ireland 1845 – 1852 and was entitled ‘The Great Hunger’.  As you will know – after the failure of the potato upon which the native population was largely dependent one million people died of starvation during these years and the same number was forced to emigrate.  Our objective was to present that figure visually so that people could really understand the numbers involved.   We did this by displaying the script of  Patrick Kavanagh’s poem ‘The Great Hunger’ and repeating it on a continuous loop until a person could see one million characters on the back panel.  Each letter represented a human being who died of starvation during these years and also a person who was forced to emigrate.
The key word in our garden was ‘authenticity’ so the potato foliage seen in the garden is a direct descendent of the original famine potato – the lumper.  The water feature which is a central feature of the garden features what we believe to be an original famine pot.  This pot is over 170 years old and we believe it may have saved many lives during those sad years.  Incredibly – I found the pot – completely unwanted and unable to be sold – among broken concrete blocks and broken bricks in a scrapyard in Dublin.  I simply couldn’t believe it.  I sent photos of the pot to experts in the field who concurred with me in the belief that this was an original famine pot.  This was of course going to be our central water feature and as you can see from the image it worked out very well.  If this pot could tell a story….it started out being cast by the Quakers in Derbyshire and was sent to Ireland to help with the famine effort.  It went to either a workhouse or was placed on the roadside to help feed the starving.  Over the many decades it was found useful in either a farm or a factory and was used as a film prop over the years.  In recent years it has been largely defunct and was dumped in a scrapyard in a place where broken/unsaleable items are left. However, In the past week it has been viewed by the President and his wife Sabina, over 100,000 people and been the centrefold picture in the Irish Independent of 5th June 2019.  The pot has come a long way since being cast 170 years ago.
The garden is bordered by cut stone which was brought from the West of Ireland.  The girls themselves built the stone walls using the basic principles of dry stone wall building and the planting is comprised of plants which one would associate with the West of Ireland  which was particularly badly hit by the famine and the policy of mass eviction and export of food.
Our garden received a Highly Commended award from the Bloom judges but apart from awards it got a huge response from the public and caught the attention of the President and Sabina.  I have attached a photo of myself with the girls and the President on opening day.  We had a very successful week indeed at Bloom 2019 and I really do think that this experience will stay with these teenage girls for a very long time.
I’m also attaching some images of the garden itself and I hope your readers will find it interesting.”  Sincere congratulations to Dympna and her wonderfully dedicated Students.  It’s truly uplifting to learn of a direct link with Millstreet and Bloom 2019.  (S.R.)

 

Recalling Eurovision 1993 on its 26th Anniversary Today – 15th May 2019

Today, Wednesday 15th May 2019 marks the exact 26th Anniversary of the magnificent Eurovision Song Contest held on Sat. 15th May 1993 at 8pm in Millstreet’s superb Green Glens Arena where Noel C. Duggan and Family accorded a royal welcome to the world on this hugely historic and highly significant event.  To mark the occasion we have delved into our Millstreet Museum Archives to share just a small selection of images recalling such a fascinating and forever memorable time here in Millstreet.  Click on the pictures to enlarge.  (S.R.) And we continue below sharing 13 more images of the truly magical occasion: [read more …] “Recalling Eurovision 1993 on its 26th Anniversary Today – 15th May 2019”

Launch of Millstreet Credit Union History Booklet 1968-2016

On Monday night (11th March 2019) the very impressive Booklet outlining the History of Millstreet Credit Union 1968 to 2016 was officially launched at Credit Union H.Q. in The Square, Millstreet.  Here we share three images from the historic occasion.  Click on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.)

Two Further Historic Gems Kindly Presented to Millstreet Museum

This magnificent Tapestry of President John F. Kennedy with the Statue of Liberty and the American Flag was first purchased in Germany in 1965. It has been kindly donated to Millstreet Museum by the Randles Family of Minor Row in memory of the late Paul Fitzgerald who bravely served in the American Air Force. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)
This wonderful framed portrait of Pope Pius XI was presented by Jerry who dedicatedly restored the historic image. This Pope was in Rome during the Eucharistic Congress of 1932 which was held in Dublin. As Popes did not leave the Vatican to travel abroad at that time he sent his Papal Legate – Cardinal Lorenzo Lauri. Many children born that year in Ireland had Lauri as part of their Christian Name. (S.R.)

 

“Radio Treasures” on CMS Visits 1951 Tonight at 10pm

Our 10pm feature tonight (Tues. 4th Sept. 2018) recalls events from 1951 on “Radio Treasures” on Cork Music Station.  We also hear the superb pipe music as played by Con Houlihan of Cullen Pipe Band (as we extend Kathleen and Damien very Happy Wedding wishes) in Killarney earlier this year.  We reflect on the very successful Carriganima Fun Run of last Saturday.  We chat about our 1910 historic photo of Millstreet (from the late Mary Cronin Collection at Millstreet Museum kindly presented by Breda and Tommy Sheehan of Australia and Millstreet).  We’ve lots of musings and music plus songs from artists like André Rieu, Nat King Cole, Judy Garland, Ann Shelton, The Seekers, Les Paul & Mary Ford plus Hymns from Medjugorje.  And there’s more…lots more!  Do join us from 9:30 to 11:00pm (Irish Time).  Feel very welcome to contact our live broadcast by emailing us on millstreetmuseum @eircom.net, by texting 086 825 0074 or by joining our chatline on the Seán Radley Facebook Page.  Many have enquired if we have podcasts of our weekly 10pm features so that they could listen to them if the live broadcast was missed.  As yet we do not have such an audio archive but we are hoping to develop this facility in the not-too-distant future as very kind support for this has become available about which we shall give more details later.   For now happy listening to our live broadcast this evening!  Below we share images from the topics included in our programme.  Click on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.)

Organiser Jimmy Murphy and Event Starter Liam Roche at last Saturday’s very successful Fun Run and Walk in Carriganima. Lots more pictures later.
Millstreet c1910 from the Mary Cronin Collection

[read more …] ““Radio Treasures” on CMS Visits 1951 Tonight at 10pm”

Millstreet B.N.S. in 1953 Located at Clara Road

We thank Seán Murphy (formerly of Mill View, Millstreet) for providing us with this wonderful picture which will evoke many special memories.  Seán also provides us with a list of the names that he knows in reference to the photograph.   The Principal Teacher, Patrick O’Doherty is present in the image.   In 1953 the location of Scoil Mhuire, Millstreet BNS was on Clara Road opposite to the Presbytery.   Please make contact (in our comment section) or email <millstreetmuseum@eircom.net> if you can identify any further people in this truly historic and very interesting picture.  Many thanks to Seán’s nephew, Jason Murphy, for delivering the picture and name list to us.  Click on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.)

Millstreet BNS 1953
List of 1953 names to BNS picture

“The Sinking of the Lusitania” on “Where the Road Takes Me” This Sunday on C103 at 7pm

We thank Presenter, John Greene for advance information regarding this Sunday’s programme.  (S.R.)

This week on Where the road takes me , John Greene begins a three
drama/documentary entitled – ‘The Sinking of the Lusitania – Myths,
mysteries and the West Cork Connection’.

On Friday May 5th, 1915 the passenger liner Lusitania was sunk off the Old Head of Kinsale by a German U-Boat, with the loss of 1,198 lives. But was she as innocent as we were led to believe.

* In programme One – We look at the background to the sinking and
how the Cork passengers on board fared, especially Julia o’Neill from
Rosscarbery, whose poignant story continues in programmes two and three.

* In programme two , and in dramatisation format, we feature the
role played by Courtmacsherry lifeboat on the day, using the exact words
spoken by crew members and witnesses. [read more …] ““The Sinking of the Lusitania” on “Where the Road Takes Me” This Sunday on C103 at 7pm”

Sharing Millstreet Museum Archive Images from 2010

As we celebrate Oíche Nollag na bBan 2018 we reflect on 2010 as we share a selection of colourful images from some eight years ago.  Click on the pictures to enlarge (S.R.)

Magnificent Rathduane Feature during Christmas 2010
Millstreet People of the Year 2010.
Members of LTV2 Millstreet and Guests following a local television recording at Millstreet Day Care Centre in 2010.
With William Fitzgerald on camera at the Annual Abbeydorney Ploughing Event in Co. Kerry in 2010 I had a truly wonderful panoramic view as we broadcast for LTV2 Millstreet.
And the Sam Maquire Cup made a special appearance at Abbeydorney during 2010.

And finally we share one further image taken at Millstreet GAA Community Hall during 2010. [read more …] “Sharing Millstreet Museum Archive Images from 2010”

Millstreet Museum Pictorial Archives – Further 2009 Images

We share further scenes from 2009 emphasising the wonderful colour in evidence.   These are just a brief selection of the countless images within the pictorial archive of Millstreet Museum.  In recent times we’ve had some very kind financial contributions towards our website and Museum.  These we shall later acknowledge and shall extend our sincere thanks.  (S.R.)

A wonderfully colourful Bridge/West End in 2009.
One of the many splendid Art Workshops held in Millstreet Library in 2009.
Minor Row, Millstreet in 2009.
Flower Power in West End 2009.
The Extension at Presentation N.S. in progress during 2009.

And we meet with three superb ladies outside Millstreet Church in 2009.  See below: [read more …] “Millstreet Museum Pictorial Archives – Further 2009 Images”

Superb Cine Film Footage of Millstreet in 1960s Shared by Colm

We sincerely thank Colm O’Connor who lives in Rotterdam and who originally hails from Millstreet for so very kindly sharing quite fascinating film footage of the Millstreet of the 1960s.  Colm’s father, the late Eddie O’Connor, captured a variety of very interesting scenes with his cine-camera and here we view the footage which includes a Corpus Christi Procession and playing ball on a traffic-free Drishane Road.  Among the others appearing on this hugely popular footage:  John Coleman, John Lucey and Anthony Forde. Click on the following link to view the scenes: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B3EnYQ9jGn2Eek1zUm8xN09VUzQ/view?usp=sharing&ts=59eb54fb

We also share some still images from the footage and we meet with Colm when he visited in August 2016.  Click on the pictures to enlarge.  (S.R.) If ye recognise people in the pictures, do let us know please.

Colm O’Connor (on right) pictured in Millstreet Town Park with Margaret Healy and Liam Gallagher in August 2016.
Tommy Radley (on right) as an altar boy in the 1960s during the Millstreet Corpus Christi Procession.
Simon, Mary and Eamonn O’Connor with Jerry Lehane (on right) at Drishane Road.
John “Sing” O’Sullivan with Denis O’Donovan (on left).

[read more …] “Superb Cine Film Footage of Millstreet in 1960s Shared by Colm”

Tubrid Holy Well in the 1950s

Patrick W. O’Leary of Louisville, USA had in August (as well as others) suggested that an opportunity should be given to people nationally and internationally who may at any time wish to contribute towards the upkeep of Millstreet Museum and Millstreet Website …. and to this effect we have arranged to set up an electronic system with the Bank of Ireland here in Millstreet (where our Museum/Website account exists) whereby anyone can transfer a desired donation to the account by just quoting at one’s own Bank our relevant numbers which are:   IBAN No.: IE22 BOFI 9058 0334 0531 43 and the BIC No.: BOFIIE2D.  This was mentioned in August and recently a most kind lady with Millstreet connections and who resides in USA contributed a very generous €100.00 through the above Bank Account.   Sincere thanks to this much appreciated Donor who is our first person to contribute through this newly introduced Bank system for our Museum and Website. Please note also in a recent Tweet that our Liscahane Ogham Stone at the Museum is now available to view in amazing 3D following a visit by two superb Experts from Dublin and Cork Universities to the Museum over the Summer. (S.R.)

From the Hickey Family Archive (West End) recently presented to Millstreet Museum a photograph of Tubrid Holy Well in the 1950s showing (from left) the late Garret Hickey and Garda Edmond Coffey praying at the newly built Grotto. Click on the image to enlarge. (S.R.)

Millstreet “Tóstal” of the 1950s

We thank Margaret and John Kelleher of Mount Leader, Millstreet for sharing with us a wonderful historic image of the Tóstal in Millstreet c.1957 where a very large number of Pipe Bands visited Millstreet on the occasion.  I was six years old and can recall the huge excitement there was throughout the town and of course the splendid musical sound of the various Bands.  Our image from a Ballybunion publication shows the Ballybunion Pipe Band pictured at The Square, Millstreet.  Please note Tom Radley’s Forge with the wheel against the front wall.   Click on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.)

Clara Hillfort


While most of us have been to the top of Clara Mountain, many don’t know that on top, the remains of an ancient hillfort lie under the heather. It can be made out in the photo above which shows Clara with Millstreet in the background. The hillfort is described in a new archaeological site: The Atlas of Hillforts of Britain and Ireland, which maps for the first time all the ancient hillforts across the landscapes of Ireland and the UK:

“Contour fort positioned at the summit of Claragh Mountain, overlooking the town of Millstreet. The circular enclosing element measures 122m in diameter and comprises a single bank of loose stone with no discernible ditch feature. It occupies a total area of 1ha. Possible original entrance at WNW. Up to four breaks in the bank have been created in recent years. Near the center of the interior, a sub-rectangular enclosure, 19m E _ W, 14mN _ S, is defined by a setting of stones. A cairn, 8m in diameter and 0.5m in maximum height is incorporated in to W section of the hillfort bank. Sections of peat at summit suggest an even blanket of peat approximately 0.2m in depth. Some heather growth in interior. There have been no archaeological investigations of this hillfort.
Entrance: Simple break in hillfort bank, 8m wide. West side”

[read more …] “Clara Hillfort”

Seeking Photograph of Original Millstreet Creamery

A request to our Millstreet website – Does anyone have a photograph of the original Millstreet Creamery on Drishane Road?  It would be very much appreciated if anyone could email such an image to millstreetmuseum @eircom.net which we shall share with those who made this request.  (S.R.)

A Garda Dance in the Star Ballroom Millstreet in the 1960s

A recent query to our Millstreet website….Does anyone recall a Garda Dance which took place in “The Star Ballroom”, Church Street, Millstreet between 1963 and 1967?  We shall communicate any response to the gentleman who enquired.   Any information may be provided through commenting on our Comment facility or by emailing millstreetmuseum @eircom.net.  Míle buíochas.  (S.R.)

Certificate of Participation 1916-2016 Centenary Commemoration Presented to Millstreet Museum

Jerry Lehane of the Millstreet Momument Committee presents the official Certificate of Participation in the Centenary Commemoration to Millstreet Museum. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)

Heritage Meeting at Wallis Arms Hotel on Tuesday 21st March at 8.30pm

An important Heritage Meeting regarding the Church and the Mill with the final presentation to be viewed and discussed before going to print will take place at the Wallis Arms Hotel on Tuesday, 21st March 2017 at 8:30pm.  All are very welcome to this important meeting.  We thank Margaret Bourke for this significant notice.  (S.R.)

Historic Millstreet Town Park Committee Minute Book to be Presented to Millstreet Museum

Members of the splendid Millstreet Town Park Committee attending a recent meeting (3rd March 2017) in the Canon O’Donovan Millstreet Day Care Centre at which the Minute Book which has been in use since 1971 saw its final report written by Secretary, Denis Hickey and signed by Chairman, Denis Twomey. The very historic document will later be presented to Millstreet Museum.   We thank all the Committee for such a magnificent gesture.  Permission was also given to record the historic meeting on Friday night. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)
The first report in 1971.

[read more …] “Historic Millstreet Town Park Committee Minute Book to be Presented to Millstreet Museum”

Saluting Dr.T.K. Whitaker at 100 in Millstreet Country Park

We thank Donie Howard for alerting us to this important birthday which took place on 8th Dec. 2016. Dr. T.J. Whitaker is included in the splendid Historic Trail in Millstreet Country Park. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)
We thank Donie Howard for alerting us to this important 100th birthday which took place on 8th Dec. 2016.  Dr. T.K. Whitaker is included in the splendid Historic Trail which Jerry Sheehan established at Millstreet Country Park. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)

2t-j-whitaker-at-100-1000 [read more …] “Saluting Dr.T.K. Whitaker at 100 in Millstreet Country Park”

Terence McSwiney Historic Badge at Millstreet Museum

On this Sunday, 21st August 2016 President Michael D. Higgins will officially open the new state-of-the-art Independence Museum at Kilmurry (near Lissarda) following his delivery of the Michael Collins oration at nearby Béal na Bláth (at which Millstreet Pipe Band perform annually).  The original Kilmurry Museum was named the Terence McSwiney Museum because of his close connection with the area.   Several years ago before the official opening of Millstreet Museum in 1980 I recall visiting that impressive Museum where Mrs. O’Sullivan gave me such a wonderful welcome and provided a superb guided tour of the splendid Centre.  To mark this Sunday’s historic event we here feature from our Lucey-Coleman Collection at Millstreet Museum a truly historic Terence McSwiney & Family Badge – part of a larger selection of important medals and badges.   We hope to share images from this Sunday’s Kilmurry event at a later point. Incidentally, due to further very generous contributions towards our recent annual church gate collection for Millstreet Museum and Millstreet Website – our final amount has reached a much appreciated €1,820.00 for which we are truly grateful. Click on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.)3Terence McSwiney Badge at Millstreet Museum -6002Terence McSwiney Badge at Millstreet Museum -6004Terence McSwiney Badge at Millstreet Museum -6001Terence McSwiney Badge at Millstreet Museum -600

Wonderfully Impressive Tribute to “The Bard” at Mushera on Sunday

Blessed with perfect weather on Sunday at 2pm a most impressive ceremony was held at Mushera - near The Kerryman's Table - honouring the famous "Bard" with the unveiling of a magnificent plaque. We recorded the very historic event for LTV2 Millstreet and for Cork Music Station. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)
Blessed with perfect weather on Sunday, 14th August 2016 at 2pm a most impressive ceremony was held at Mushera – near The Kerryman’s Table – honouring the famous “Bard” with the unveiling of a magnificent plaque. A minute’s silence took place during the splendid ceremony for the late Tom Goggin.  We recorded the very historic event for LTV2 Millstreet and for Cork Music Station. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)

5Unveiling of splendid monument to The Bard at Mushera -6006Unveiling of splendid monument to The Bard at Mushera -6001Unveiling of splendid monument to The Bard at Mushera -6002Unveiling of splendid monument to The Bard at Mushera -600A number of excellent speeches were delivered and refreshments were later served at Kilcorney.  We shall share lots more images later. [read more …] “Wonderfully Impressive Tribute to “The Bard” at Mushera on Sunday”

Centenary of the Death of Sir Roger Casement Marked in Millstreet Today – 3rd August 2016

To mark the centenary today of the death in 1916 of Sir Roger Casement - Jerry Lehane and Friends arranged to mark this historic occasion in such a fitting manner at The National Monument in The Square. The splendidly dignified tribute feature was admired by many including Tadhg and James (pictured). Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)
To mark the Centenary today of the death in 1916 of Sir Roger CasementJerry Lehane and Friends arranged to mark this historic occasion in such a fitting manner at The National Monument in The Square. The splendidly dignified tribute feature was admired by many including Tadhg and James (pictured). Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)

Sir_Roger_Casement_5Roger Casement Centenary of his death 3 Aug. 2016 -6003Roger Casement Centenary of his death 3 Aug. 2016 -6004Roger Casement Centenary of his death 3 Aug. 2016 -600We share some further images of the praiseworthy historic feature at The Square, Millstreet. [read more …] “Centenary of the Death of Sir Roger Casement Marked in Millstreet Today – 3rd August 2016”

Noreen Meaney’s Magnificent 1916-2016 Book Presented in Canada

Presenting Noreen Meaney's hugely popular book "Ready, Willing, Waiting..." - from left Michael Meade (formerly of Banteer)
Presenting Noreen Meaney’s hugely popular book “Ready, Willing, Waiting…” – from left – Patrick Meade (formerly of Banteer) presenting the much treasured book to Jacinta & D.J. Kelleher in Toronto where all three people reside.  D.J. is originally from Aubane, Millstreet.  Click on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.)
Magnificent panoramic scene from a superb skyscraper revolving Restaurant in Toronto, Canada.
Magnificent panoramic scene from a superb skyscraper revolving Restaurant in Toronto, Canada. The splendid view was captured by Michael’s brother – Con Meade of Cloghoulabeg, Millstreet who with his daughter, Fiona, recently spent almost a fortnight in Canada.  Noreen’s excellent book has gone global at this point and it’s truly uplifting to note the Irish Diaspora requesting the book in such numbers – such as here in wonderful Toronto.