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”
Do you have a secret longing to write?
A series of workshops
Creative Writing for Adults
will be held in
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.)
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 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].
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.)
And here are some more pictures from the very special occasion. [read more …] “Wonderfully Popular Librarian Breda Retires from Millstreet Library”
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”
Over 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”