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”

Sincere Thanks from Breda and John Following Retirement from Library

In a message from Breda – who has been Millstreet Librarian Supreme for many dedicated years – sincere thanks is expressed in Breda’s following message:  “I hope the good people of Millstreet know how much John & I  appreciated their kindness and support to me over many years – and to John since we married.  It was a total pleasure to work with you all.  With fond regards to all – John & Breda Buckley.”  (S.R.)

Breda & John with Fr. Seán Tucker.
Breda & John with Fr. Seán Tucker.  Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)
Nora & Grace continuing the wonderful Library service so marvellously provided by Breda over the years. Grace (Tangney) is the new Librarian at Millstreet's Carnegie Hall. Click on the image to enlarge.
Nora & Grace continuing the wonderful Library service so marvellously provided by Breda over the years. Grace (Tangney) is the new Librarian at Millstreet’s Carnegie Hall. Click on the image to enlarge.

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.)

Wonderfully Popular Librarian Breda Retires from Millstreet Library

Many superb tributes have over the past week been paid to Breda Buckley (nee O'Leary) on her retirement on ~Sat. 1st Oct. 2016 following many great years of tremendous dedication as Librarian of Millstreet Library at Carnegie Hall. Breda is pictured above with the official Cork Co. Council presentation which took place on Thursday. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)
Many superb tributes have over the past week been paid to Breda Buckley (nee O’Leary) on her retirement on Sat. 1st Oct. 2016 following many great years of tremendous dedication as Librarian of Millstreet Library at Carnegie Hall. Breda is pictured above with the official Cork Co. Council presentation which took place on Thursday. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)
On Friday the people of Millstreet had the opportunity to express their heartfelt thanks to Breda at a special function in the Library. Many presentations were made to which Breda responded in expressing her deep appreciation. Pictured from left: Bridget Buckley, Michelle O'Keeffe, Breda and John Buckley. We wish the new Librarian - Grace Tangney - our sincere best wishes in her important role and we extend our kindest wishes to Breda and John on a very happy, healthy and fulfilling Retirement. (S.R.)
On Friday the people of Millstreet had the opportunity to express their heartfelt thanks to Breda at a special function in the Library. Many presentations were made to which Breda responded in expressing her deep appreciation. Pictured from left: Bridget Buckley, Michelle O’Keeffe, Breda and John Buckley. We wish the new Librarian – Grace Tangney – our sincere best wishes in her important role and we extend our kindest wishes to Breda and John on a very happy, healthy and fulfilling Retirement. (S.R.)

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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”

Book of Condolence for Paris November 2015 at Millstreet Library

The Book of Condolence will remain open for signing for the next fortnight.  We thank Denis O'Shea of the Millstreet Branch of Cork Co. Council for alerting us to this important notice.  Click on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.)
The Book of Condolence will remain open for signing for the next fortnight. We thank Denis O’Shea of the Millstreet Branch of Cork Co. Council for alerting us to this important notice. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)

 

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