We wish to express sincere thanks to Myra Sheehan who for the past three years has so magnificently achieved so much in her dedicated work in Millstreet Museum & Tourist Information Centre. In particular Myra’s superb scanning of thousands of photographs permitting us to share worldwide on a digital format an amazing pictorial database of Millstreet’s history – this is of such immense importance and we are so very grateful to Myra for her inspiring approach to such work. Myra has also been the wonderfully cheerful Assistant Curator who has greeted so many from all parts of the world and splendidly projected an excellent uplifting image of Millstreet in such a heartfelt and sincere manner. Míle buíochas, Myra and we wish you every blessing and success in the future. And Myra has helped to guide our new Assistant Curator – Mary Shine -into her new role. We extend a Royal Welcome to Mary and feel so fortunate that people of your wonderfully high calibre are part of our Team. Special thanks to Supervisor, Denis Hickey also for his ever helpful assistance.
Opening Hours of Millstreet Museum: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. Also at other times by appointment with Curator.
It is indeed a very real source of encouragement to initiate a regular feature from Millstreet Museum Pictorial Archives when we hear such uplifting comments from many people including Seán Barrett who enjoy our featuring of Pictures from the Past that we should consider delving into our Archive on a regular basis. And, yes, this is what we hope to do as we gradually approach a New Year. Thanks to Myra at the Museum we have digitalised several thousand photos ranging back decades which will be available to this and future generations. To begin our regular feature we firstly caption the image we recently shared:
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.)