The following images illustrate a variety of topics for which we’re presently preparing full features which will be uploaded later. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)
While working on future features for our website the following 17 images will hopefully whet the appetite for the variety of subjects and events we shall be covering. Click on the pictures to enlarge. (S.R.)
We have just returned to the US after a most memorable trip to the Millstreet area, where with the help of Millstreet.ie and Michael in particular we were able to make connections with third- and fourth-cousins in the Buckley family of Rathcoole and nearby. We learned a tremendous amount about the Buckleys and their history during this trip, but even more importantly we had the opportunity to meet a large number of wonderful people in the Rathcoole-Millstreet area, all of whom were as welcoming and helpful as they could be. We were very warmly embraced by Mary Buckley of Rathcoole and her beautiful family, and had the experience of a lifetime while we were there. Millstreet.ie and the members of the Millstreet area community can rightly be proud of the tremendous gifts they are giving to the area’s prodigal sons and daughters who are at last wandering home in search of their Irish roots.
Well it’s about time I hear you say! More and more people are using their mobile phones and tablets to look at millstreet.ie, to the point where it’s now about 80%. People have said to us that it has been awkward to view the site, so finally we did something about it and from this morning the site works on all kinds of devices, from phones, to tablets, to laptops.
We hope it’s an improvement and it’s easier to use. But, please let us know what you don’t like about it, either by commenting below, or by sending an email to <email> [read more …] “Millstreet.ie is now Mobile Friendly”
Our old home on Facebook (facebook.com/millstreet.town) was shut down without any notice, they disabled the account and have deleted all out posts and photos, and gave us the option of turning into a community page, or complete extermination.
… so we chose the community page option (facebook.com/millstreet.ie), and thankfully we get to keep our 3,800 friends but as followers.
So we’re now having to start out nearly from scratch. Be patient please, and hopefully we’ll get through it without too many problems ! – michael
Millstreet Website Nominated for National Awards Event
We are delighted to share the wonderfully uplifting news that our Millstreet Wesbite has been nominated in the Best Connected Community section of the upcoming LAMA 2015 Awards (Community & Council) ceremony which takes place at the Crown Plaza Hotel, Santry, Dublin on Saturday, 24th January 2015 (yes – unfortunately coinciding with the Millstreet GAA Victory Social in Killarney!). The MC for this national event is Miriam O’Callaghan. The section in which we are placed is highly competitive with the winner from last year clontarf.ie also participating! The other websites in our category are Drumlane.ie, Donegaltown.ie and Castleblaney.ie (full list of finalists). Irrespective of any possible win, it is indeed a great honour having been approached to submit an application, to have been shortlisted and to receive an invitation to attend the Dublin event.
Reflecting on the history of our website – it was the Duggan Family of Green Glens who initially financed the first local website. Hannelie O’Connor had a wonderful vision of what a website should offer and has worked tirelessly from the outset to bring about such a vision to reality. We were so blessed that Michael Cashman joined our website team and is now undoubtedly our Captain Supreme such is his amazing dedication, unending patience, utter fairness and remarkable technological expertise. The advice of such people as John O’Riordan and others has been much appreciated.
The three Administrators of the website – Hannelie, Michael and I – are of course so very grateful to our Extended Team which includes such regular contributors as Eily Buckley (Regional News), Sharon Lane (Parish News), Bernard Crowley (LTV2 Millstreet Online), Francis Duggan (Poet Supreme directly from Australia), John Tarrant (News, Sport & Photographer), Fr. James McSweeney (Reflections on ww.2u.ie and Photographer), Geraldine Dennehy (Photographer), Jack Lane (Aubane Historical Society), John F Kelleher (Aubane Social Club), Rebecca Ambrose, Michelle O’Keeffe, and John Magee (Millstreet Community School), Justin Black of “Justborn Photography” – to mention but some of our enthusiastic helpers. It is this great Team working in a totally voluntary manner that has led to the quite amazing development of our website with an ever increasing growth in new visitors to our site. We are grateful to Cork Co. Council for trusting us with the official Millstreet.ie name. And we are indeed very thankful to Canon John Fitzgerald, P.P. for his much appreciated and sincere support in emphasising the important communication outlet into which the website has developed over the years.
Above all, we extend heartfelt thanks to all of you who so very loyally visit our site on such a regular basis, who contribute valuable news, comments and suggestions. The website has truly become an important platform for all, a valued form of daily communication and a magnificent means by which we can project Millstreet in its very best light while also permitting a means by which a wide variety of suggestions may be aired and constructively discussed. We are particularly pleased to realise how very much appreciated our website is by our many emigrants across the world. Their regular positive words of encouragement are such a great source of inspiration to us all and further stimulate us to enhance the website as much as we can. In so many ways we feel so very happy in the category into which they have placed us in the forthcoming LAMA Awards Event – “Best Connected Community” ! [read more …] “Millstreet Website Nominated for National Awards Event on 24th January 2015”