Millstreet Active Retired Artists Prepare Wonderful Art Exhibition

Preparing for this Wednesday’s Official Launch by Maura Walsh of IRD Duhallow of a superb Art Exhibition by the MARA Artists at Millstreet Library.   Artist supreme Mary Sheehan of Knocknagree (pictured on right in image below) is the inspiring Teacher to the enthusiastic and splendidly talented Group.   The official launch to which all are most welcome takes place at 7pm on Wednesday, 1st May 2019.  Click on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.)======

The Art exhibition is featured in the Corkman, annd has some lovely photos of the ladies and friends also [HERE].

Millstreet ARA Artists’ Exhibition Launch on Wed. 1st May 2019

Maura Walsh of IRD Duhallow will launch one of the first Bealtaine Festival 2019 events at Millstreet Library when at 7:00pm on Wednesday, 1st May she will officially open Millstreet Active Retirement Association Artists’ Exhibition.   Everyone is most welcome.  We thank Phil for alerting us to the special occasion.  (S.R.)

Installing New Windows at Carnegie Hall

Due to the installation of new windows at Carnegie Hall, Millstreet – the Library will be closed until this Thursday.  Millstreet Museum will be open on Tuesday, 2nd April 2019 from 9:30am to 1:40pm but due to the windows installation at the Museum Centre will be closed on Wednesday, 3rd April.  Click on the images below to enlarge.  (S.R.) [read more …] “Installing New Windows at Carnegie Hall”

World Book Day 2019 Celebrated at Library

Today (7th March 2019) is World Book Day in Ireland.  Millstreet Librarian – Grace Tangney – shares the following background to our pictures.  (S.R.)

“Millstreet Library was delighted to welcome the boys and girls from 1st Class Presentation National School to meet renowned Irish author/illustrator Derek Mulveen and enjoy a special storytime reading of his  book “Oisín the Brave, Robot Island”  an adventure story that takes Oisín and Órane the Dragon to three islands on a quest to find a GOLDEN KEY and save Robot Island….before time runs out.”   Click on the images to enlarge.

From left: Librarian Grace Tangney, Author Derek Mulveen and Cork Co. Council Arts Officer Sinéad Donnelly.

Excellent Family History Support at Millstreet Library

On Thursday, 13th Sept. 2018 Millstreet Library was the location for a day of Family History Research with the wonderfully enthusiastic Genealogist Supreme from Co. Limerick – Karen O’Riordan from the Local Studies Library of Cork County Library.  Karen met a number of people having spoken to them by phone some days ago receiving some background family history and then researching each person’s family history.  For me I got some very valuable insights into the O’Leary (my mother’s maiden name) Family History.  Karen asked us to focus on just one of our parents.   What a truly excellent service by Cork County Library.   If there is a further occasion when such a Day of Family History is repeated we would certainly encourage you to participate.  All seen by the superbly dedicated Karen today felt greatly enriched by the treasured information shared.  Our pictures illustrate Karen working with just two of the many appreciative participants – Margaret Healy and yours truly.  Very special thanks also to the consistently helpful Millstreet Librarian – Grace Tangney who coordinated this special Day of Family History.  (S.R.) [read more …] “Excellent Family History Support at Millstreet Library”

Storyteller Supreme Jack Healy at Library This Morning

Storyteller Supreme (first from left) Jack Healy provided a most entertaining hour of storytelling at Millstreet Library this morning for a wonderfully appreciative audience. Librarian Grace wished to apologise to anyone who may have thought that the event was to be on Wednesday as Grace just happened to indicate Wednesday on the Parish Newsletter although the date (15th May) was correctly mentioned. Click on the image to enlarge. (S.R.)

Creative Writing for Adults at Millstreet Library

Do you have a secret longing to write?
A series of workshops
Creative Writing for Adults
will be held in
Millstreet Library. 
Classes are free of charge
but places are limited.
If you would like to attend contact the library on 029 21920 or email millstreet.library @corkcoco.ie

We thank Grace for the important notice.  (S.R.)

Blue Grass & Country Music Delight at Millstreet Library

The wonderfully talented Blue Grass/Country Music Group from USA and Canada “Thunder & Rain” truly brought sunshine (!) to the enthusiastic audience at Millstreet Library on Friday morning (19th May 2017). Coordinator John from Mallow annually introduces such superb Groups to many audiences during the Bealtaine Festival. Click on the images to enlarge. Lots more images to follow later.  Many thanks to Librarian Grace for making such a splendid venue available.   The Group later visited Presentation N.S..  (S.R.)

Update (2017-06-14): Thunder and Rain have added two videos from Millstreet Library

 

 

 

Below: footage from their concert in the Presentation NS [from Presentation NS: Thunder & Rain]

Thunder and Rain

Thunder and Rain from Colorado will be touring Ireland from Thursday 11 May to Monday 22 May and will be playing Millstreet Library Fri. 19th: Millstreet Library at 11.30 a.m. on Friday 19th. Thunder and Rain are a four-piece country /bluegrass band. They got a fine write-up in Bluegrass Today. They feature Errin Peet-Lukes(guitar, vocals), Pete Weber (mandolin, vocals), Chris Herbst(dobro), and Ian Haggle (bass, vocals; previously here with the Martin Gilmore Trio). [from the Bluegrass Ireland Blog]. 

You can listen to some of their music on their website: ThunderAndRainMusic.com  [read more …] “Thunder and Rain”

Looking Back at Some of the Many Classes Breda Welcomed in Library

Sr. Eileen Barry's Class of the late 1980s with Breda at the Library.   One of the many groups always accorded a royal and warm welcome by Breda at Millstreet Library.  Click on the image to enlarge.  (S.R.)
Sr. Eileen Barry’s Class of the late 1980s with Breda at the Library. One of the many groups always accorded a royal and warm welcome by Breda at Millstreet Library over many years.  Our special image comes from Millstreet Museum Pictorial ArchivesClick on the image to enlarge. (S.R.)

Bluegrass Music Magic at Millstreet Library 2016

“Mile Twelve” Bluegrass Group from Boston presented an hour long magical music experience in the world of the hugely popular Bluegrass music genre on Thursday, 5th May as part of Bealtaine Festival 2016. A million thanks to Breda at Millstreet Library for according us all such a marvellous privilege hearing this splendid Band and to John Nyham for organising the Irish Tour of these wonderfully talented Musicians. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)

2Bluegrass Music Magic at Library 2016 -6003Bluegrass Music Magic at Library 2016 -6004Bluegrass Music Magic at Library 2016 -6006Bluegrass Music Magic at Library 2016 -600 We accorded our distinguished Visitors a tour of Millstreet Museum after which they enjoyed refreshments in the Library.  On my “Radio Treasures” programme on Cork Music Station next Tuesday at 10.30pm I shall be sharing some of their superb music as well as an interview with the very talented young people. [read more …] “Bluegrass Music Magic at Millstreet Library 2016”

Bluegrass Music at Millstreet Library on Thurs. 5th May at 3pm

We thank Breda at Millstreet Library for the interesting notice.  (S.R.)
We thank Breda at Millstreet Library for the interesting notice.  Last year’s Bluegrass Musical Group was truly superb and undoubtedly this new Group will also be splendid.  Click on the Poster to enlarge.   (S.R.)

Most Enjoyable Poetry “Revolution” at Millstreet Library

A wide variety of wonderful poems by such Poets as Bernard O'Donoghue, Karen O'Connor and the late Marie Ryan were share at Millstreet Library on Thursday, 29th April 2016 in "Poetry Revolution".
A wide variety of wonderful poems by such Poets as Bernard O’Donoghue, Karen O’Connor and the late Marie Ryan were shared at Millstreet Library on Thursday, 28th April 2016 in “Poetry Revolution”. Click on picture to enlarge.  (S.R.)

Celebrating St. Brigid’s Day 2016 at Millstreet Library

The annual wonderfully creative St. Brigid's Crossmaking Workshop took place in the Library on Friday, 29th Jan. 2016 coordinated by Michelle O'Keeffe and Librarian Breda. Here we view the splendid crosses made by the very enthusiastic participants. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)
The annual wonderfully creative St. Brigid’s Crossmaking Workshop took place in the Library on Friday, 29th Jan. 2016 coordinated by Michelle O’Keeffe and Librarian Breda. Above – the recently painted St. Bridgid Statue at St. Patrick’s Church, Millstreet.   Below we view the splendid crosses made by the very enthusiastic participants. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)

3St. Brigid Crosses Workshop at Library 2016 -6004St. Brigid Crosses Workshop at Library 2016 -600Over the years very dedicated people such as Breeda Kelleher and the late Teresa Tangney provided excellent instruction on the making of the traditional St. Brigid’s Crosses.  St. Brigid’s Day is celebrated on Monday, 1st February 2016. [read more …] “Celebrating St. Brigid’s Day 2016 at Millstreet Library”