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.)

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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.)

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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.)

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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.

Pádraig Ó hIceadha Plaque To Be Unveiled This Saturday at 8pm in Cullen

A Pádraig Ó hIceadha Plaque will be unveiled at Cullen Community Centre this Saturday evening at 8 in Cullen.  Renowned Poet, Bernard O’Donoghue of Cullen & Oxford will perform the unveiling to honour this superb gentleman – Pádraig – whose great love of Cuilinn Uí Chaoimh and the promotion of true Irish Culture and Heritage was universally recognised.  Everyone is very welcome to this historic unveiling this Saturday, 23rd July 2016 at 8pm in Cullen.  We thank Brenda O’Sullivan for alerting us to this very important occasion.  (S.R.)

The very first Daonscoil na Mumhan in Ring, Co. Waterford. Pádraig is seated in front on extreme right. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)
The very first Daonscoil na Mumhan in Ring, Co. Waterford in 1953. Pádraig is seated in front on extreme right. Click on the images to enlarge (S.R.)
Pádraig is seen directly behind the 1994 Poster.
Pádraig is seen directly behind the 1994 Poster.

Bio: Ó hICEADHA, Pádraig (1920–1999)

Comhartha ar a spéis san fheirmeoireacht is ea gur shiúil sé go Baile Átha Cliath in Eanáir 1967 chun tacú le feachtas mór chearta na bhfeirmeoirí. Bhí sé bainteach le Conradh na Gaeilge go hóg ina shaol agus dhéanadh mórchuid oibre i gCuilinn; ainmneacha Gaeilge ar shiopaí, fógraí agus comharthaí Gaeilge, cúrsaí Gaeilge, Feis Laitiarain, an iris Seanchas Dúthalla, sraitheanna léachtaí.

Meeting the Great Muhammad Ali in the 1970s

When in the 1970s I was visiting relatives in Surrey I went to visit the headquarters of the BBC and just happened to be at the Reception Desk when I became aware of an exciting group of people entering the front door of the famous building.  I couldn't believe it when I became aware that it was the great Muhammad Ali with his entourage and supporters arriving to participate in a television interview.  I so regretted not having had a camera with me on such an historic occasion but the memory is so precious.   We offer our sincere sympathy to all of his family, friends and fans on the sad departure of this truly great and charismatic gentleman and sportsman to his Eternal Reward.  (S.R.)
When in the 1970s I was visiting relatives in Surrey, England I went to visit the headquarters of the BBC in London and just happened to be at the Reception Desk when I became aware of an excited group of people entering the front door of the famous building. I couldn’t believe it when I discovered that it was the great Muhammad Ali with his entourage and supporters arriving to participate in a television interview. I so regretted not having had a camera with me on such an historic occasion but the memory is so precious. We offer our sincere sympathy to all of his family, friends and fans on the sad departure of this truly great and charismatic gentleman and sportsman supreme to his Eternal Reward. (S.R.)

Jerry Lehane’s Superb Images of a Snowy Square of Bygone Days

We thank Jerry Lehane for these two wonderful images of a snowy Square in the Millstreet of the 1960s or 1970s.  We've been trying to read the Posters on the window of McCarthy's Bar - One reads "Whist Drive".  And note the VW car outside the Jeweller's Shop.   The petrol pumps outside Lucey's Garage are also visible.   We welcome the suggestions as to what Christmas it is exactly.  Our Museum is being officially reopened on this Wednesday, 14th Oct. at 7pm.  Click on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.)
We thank Jerry Lehane of Ballydaly and Minor Row for these two wonderful images of a snowy Square in the Millstreet of the 1960s or 1970s.  It was the late Tadhg O’Driscoll who took the truly historic pictures.  We’ve been trying to read the Posters on the window of McCarthy’s Bar – One reads “Whist Drive”. And note the VW car owned by the Healy Family outside the Jeweller’s Shop. The petrol pumps outside Lucey’s Garage are also visible. We welcome the suggestions as to what Christmas it is exactly. Our Museum is being officially reopened on this Wednesday, 14th Oct. at 7pm. Click on the images to enlarge.   (S.R.)

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Patrick O’Leary Discovers a Wealth of Family History in Millstreet

Patrick O'Leary from Kentucky, USA has been staying in Millstreet over the past week and as a Researcher supreme Patrick has discovered a wealth of extra knowledge about his Adrivale roots and he has very kindly been sharing it with his Cousins of whom I am one also.  We've all learned such an amount about our O'Leary roots.  Here we see Patrick visiting Millstreet Museum last Sunday pointing to the much admired Kentucky Silver and Glass.   Click on the image to enlarge.  (S.R.)
Patrick O’Leary from Kentucky, USA has been staying in Millstreet over the past week and as a Researcher supreme Patrick has discovered a wealth of extra knowledge about his Adrivale roots and he has very kindly been sharing it with his Cousins of whom I am one also. We’ve all learned such an amount about our O’Leary roots.  Here we see Patrick visiting Millstreet Museum last Sunday pointing to the much admired Kentucky Silver and Glass. Click on the image to enlarge. (S.R.)

Jerry Lehane Introduces the Historic 1915 Pádraig Pearse Poster

Jerry Lehane delivered the wonderfully historic 1915 Poster to my home this morning.  The hugely interesting item which has been carefully researched by Noreen Meaney and the dedicated Coordinating Committee and so creatively reproduced by Declan Crowley of Milltech, is a true gem and will receive pride of place at Millstreet Museum.  It's now only a fortnight away from the much anticipated unveiling of the very special commemorative plaque at Corkery's Bar in West End, Millstreet on Sat. 22nd August 2015 after Evening Mass.  Click on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.)
Jerry Lehane delivered the wonderfully historic 1915 Poster to my home this morning. The hugely interesting item which has been carefully researched by Noreen Meaney and the dedicated Coordinating Committee and so creatively reproduced by Declan Crowley of Milltech, is a true gem and will receive pride of place at Millstreet Museum. It’s now only a fortnight away from the much anticipated unveiling of the very special commemorative plaque at Corkery’s Bar in West End, Millstreet on Sat. 22nd August 2015 after Evening Mass. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)

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It was Jerry Lehane who on Sunday 5th April 2015 delivered the magnificent keynote address at the Easter Commemoration at the Square in which he shared such a marvellous insight into the visit of the famous Pádraig Pearse to Millstreet on 22nd August 2015.
It was Jerry Lehane who on Sunday 5th April 2015 delivered the magnificent keynote address at the Easter Commemoration at the Square in which he shared such a marvellous insight into the visit of the famous Pádraig Pearse to Millstreet on 22nd August 2015.

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Kerry Archaeological & Historical Society Enjoy Millstreet Tour on Sunday

On Sunday, 12th July 2015 we were delighted to welcome members from Kerry Archaeological & Historical Society to Millstreet.  A pictorial feature is being prepared but here we share two images from the Church visit section of our tour.  Click on the pictures to enlarge.  (S.R.)
On Sunday, 12th July 2015 we were delighted to welcome members from Kerry Archaeological & Historical Society to Millstreet. A pictorial feature is being prepared but here we share two images from the Church visit section of our tour. Click on the pictures to enlarge.   (S.R.)

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Millstreet Visit on Sunday by Kerry Archaeological & Historical Society

KERRY ARCHAEOLOGICAL & HISTORICAL SOCIETY will host a History Outing led by Fr. Seán Tucker & Seán Radley visiting  Millstreet Museum, Drishane, Kilmeedy Castle & Upper Ballydaly and more on Sunday 12th  July 2015.  Meet at Carnegie Hall at 2.30p.m.    All are very welcome!

Having recently welcomed Taoiseach Enda Kenny to Millstreet Museum - Fr. Seán Tucker and I are delighted to extend a céad míle fáilte to the many members of Kerry Archaeological & Historical Society on Sunday at 2.30pm to the Museum as an introduction to its official tour of Millstreet 2015.  Click on the image to enlarge.  (S.R.)
Having recently welcomed Taoiseach Enda Kenny to Millstreet Museum – Fr. Seán Tucker and I are delighted to extend a céad míle fáilte to the many members of Kerry Archaeological & Historical Society on Sunday at 2.30pm to the Museum as an introduction to its official tour of Millstreet 2015. Click on the image to enlarge. (S.R.)

Unveiling of Monument Commemorating Centenary of Visit of Pádraig Pearse on 22nd of August 1915

We thank Jack Lane for the following important notice (S.R.):

Unveiling of Monument Commemorating Centenary of Visit of Pádraig Pearse on 22nd of August 1915

Event Details

A plaque unveiled commemorating the centenary of Pádraig Pearse’s visit to Millstreet on 22nd of August 1915 where he addressed an aeridheacht & later dined.

Event Type: History

Primary Category: Local History

Times/Venues

22nd August 2015 19:30 PM to 20:30 PM

Venue Name: Corkerys Bar

Address: Main Street, Millstreet, Co. Cork, Ireland

County: Cork County

 

Cost/Booking

Is Booking Required: No

Admission Fee: Free

Access Details

Suitable for Children: Yes

Wheelchair Access: Full

Car parking Available: Yes

Organiser Details

Event Organiser/Organisation: Millstreet Monuments Committee

Email: duhallow @eircom.net

Telephone: 02960633

 

Wonderful Millstreet Christmas Stamp of Church Window Now Available

Patricia Moynihan of An Post shares the truly historic occasion of the now famous Millstreet Christmas Stamp arriving in Millstreet on Tuesday, 11th Nov. 2014 - Patricia (on right) is pictured at Millstreet Museum .  Below we observe the stamp which was presented by Patricia to Millstreet Museum and we also share an image of the Church Window where we note the detail on the second division showing the angel with the blue halo on the left.   Click on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.)
Patricia Moynihan of An Post shares the truly historic occasion of the now famous Millstreet Christmas Stamp arriving in Millstreet on Tuesday, 11th Nov. 2014 – Patricia (on right) is pictured at Millstreet Museum with Mary Cronin. Below we observe the stamp which was presented by Patricia to Millstreet Museum and we also share an image of the Church Window where we note the detail on the second division showing the angel with the blue halo on the left which features on the stamp.   A special Millstreet launch of the stamp is envisaged later.   Click on the images to enlarge.   (S.R.)

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The historic occasion of the choice of the Millstreet Church Window would have been further enhanced if the name of the Church and the name of the Photographer (Bill Power) had appeared on the stamp also!  But we all know the actual background to this marvellously uplifting occasion.
The historic occasion of the choice of the Millstreet Church Window would have been further enhanced if the name of the Church and the name of the Photographer (Bill Power) had appeared on the stamp also!  But, at least, we all know the actual background to this marvellously uplifting occasion.

Recording of Duhallow’s Historic Graves – Information Evening on 11th November 2014 at IRD Duhallow

Recording of Duhallow’s Historic Graves – Information Evening November 11th 2014

Following a very successful programme on how to Care, Conserve and Record Duhallow’s Historic Graveyards we are now calling out to all communities within Duhallow on how we can further develop this programme. All Community members interested in recording the stories of the historic graveyards in their area using 21st century technology are invited to attend an information session at the James O’ Keeffe Institute, Newmarket on the 11th of November 2014 at 7.30p.m. John Tierney of Eachtra Archeological Projects will be speaking at this event. The information session is free for everyone but we ask that people register for the session by contacting Mary Creedon on 029 60633. Light refreshments will be served on the night and all are welcome.

We thank Mary Creedon of IRD Duhallow for this important notice.  (S.R.)