New York Poet Patrick Most Impressed by National Dairy Show 2018

Renowned Poet Patrick Thomas Hammer from New York is presently paying his yearly visit to Ireland and especially to his Millstreet Relations – the O’Rahilly Family of Tanyard Wood.   We thank Patrick for the presentation of his most recent Book of Poetry to the Museum.   He is blessed with such a wonderful sense of humour and is so superbly witty.  He is a magnificent Ambassador for America and so impressively proud of his Irish roots.   As well as visiting Millstreet Museum on Saturday, 20th Oct. 2018 he was truly impressed by a visit to the excellent National Dairy Show at Green Glens – an event which this year received RTÉ television national News coverage.  On a future “Radio Treasures” on CMS we shall feature a special interview with Patrick in which he recalls a splendid visit to John C. Casey’s New York shop.  Here we join Patrick on his Millstreet visit.   Click on the 27 images to enlarge.  (S.R.)

Now that’s a very happy photograph!  Poet Patrick with his O’Rahilly Relatives and Friends before visiting the Museum and the National Dairy Show.   There is always such a royal welcome for everyone at the home of Michael and Betty O’Rahilly.   Brendan Murphy provided a most enjoyable Video Presentation of some of our most popular LTV2 programmes….including our snow coverage, storm reports, wind turbines and lots more.
A little surprised how big Millstreet is….on the map!

Media presence!
A Champion Supreme at the 36th National Dairy Show in Millstreet.

 

Nature on Saturday evening as the 36th National Dairy Show comes to an end.  Check out lots more images below of the Show and Patrick’s visit to Green Glens and the Museum.

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Two Further Historic Gems Kindly Presented to Millstreet Museum

This magnificent Tapestry of President John F. Kennedy with the Statue of Liberty and the American Flag was first purchased in Germany in 1965. It has been kindly donated to Millstreet Museum by the Randles Family of Minor Row in memory of the late Paul Fitzgerald who bravely served in the American Air Force. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)
This wonderful framed portrait of Pope Pius XI was presented by Jerry who dedicatedly restored the historic image. This Pope was in Rome during the Eucharistic Congress of 1932 which was held in Dublin. As Popes did not leave the Vatican to travel abroad at that time he sent his Papal Legate – Cardinal Lorenzo Lauri. Many children born that year in Ireland had Lauri as part of their Christian Name. (S.R.)