Colm Presents a Copy of His Most Recent Publication “Between the Ears”

We thank Colm O’Connor,  (son of the late Eddie and Mary O’Connor) formerly of Drishane Road, Millstreet and now a resident of Rotterdam for the past 35 years – for very kindly presenting a copy of his latest publication “Between the Ears” to Millstreet Museum.   This uplifting comic Irish fiction novel describes strange goings-on in sleepy Ballyloo!  Colm is blessed with a magnificent sense of humour and a wonderful turn of phrase.   We wish Colm every success with his present novel and future publications.   The novel is scheduled to be launched in June 2018 and will be available through many outlets including Amazon.  Click on the images below to enlarge.  (S.R.)

Presentation of Important Historic Items to Millstreet Museum

In this Easter Week 2018 we celebrate the recent presentation by Noreen O’Sullivan (née Hickey of Mill Lane, Millstreet), Kilcummin, Killarney of three wonderfully historic items relating to Denis Hickey who was awarded a prestigious medal having died in Gallipoli in 1915.   The excellent items are presented in memory of the late Owen Hickey, Coolatouder, Kileady, Ballinhassig whose father, Ted, is a native of Mill Lane, Millstreet.   The brother of Denis, J.F. Hickey of the Royal Irish Regiment who died in 1918 is remembered in the West End Cemetery.  We wish to express our sincere thanks to Noreen, Ted and the Hickey Family for this very important historic presentation to Millstreet Museum. Click on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.) [read more …] “Presentation of Important Historic Items to Millstreet Museum”

Millstreet Museum Visit Recalled in Prestigious “Síocháin”

In the Autumn of 2017 retired Garda Tom Fox superbly coordinated a special visit to Millstreet Museum and a trip on Clara Mountain and beyond.  A wonderful feature has appeared in the Winter 2017 edition of “Síocháin” (the official regular journal of the Retired Gardaí Association) recalling the splendid visit.  We thank Tom and Peg (née Reen) for having presented a much appreciated copy of the Journal for our Museum Archives.   Here we share three images from the impressive publication.  Click on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.)  [read more …] “Millstreet Museum Visit Recalled in Prestigious “Síocháin””

Sharing Millstreet Museum Archive Images from 2010

As we celebrate Oíche Nollag na bBan 2018 we reflect on 2010 as we share a selection of colourful images from some eight years ago.  Click on the pictures to enlarge (S.R.)

Magnificent Rathduane Feature during Christmas 2010
Millstreet People of the Year 2010.
Members of LTV2 Millstreet and Guests following a local television recording at Millstreet Day Care Centre in 2010.
With William Fitzgerald on camera at the Annual Abbeydorney Ploughing Event in Co. Kerry in 2010 I had a truly wonderful panoramic view as we broadcast for LTV2 Millstreet.
And the Sam Maquire Cup made a special appearance at Abbeydorney during 2010.

And finally we share one further image taken at Millstreet GAA Community Hall during 2010. [read more …] “Sharing Millstreet Museum Archive Images from 2010”

Millstreet Museum Pictorial Archives – Further 2009 Images

We share further scenes from 2009 emphasising the wonderful colour in evidence.   These are just a brief selection of the countless images within the pictorial archive of Millstreet Museum.  In recent times we’ve had some very kind financial contributions towards our website and Museum.  These we shall later acknowledge and shall extend our sincere thanks.  (S.R.)

A wonderfully colourful Bridge/West End in 2009.
One of the many splendid Art Workshops held in Millstreet Library in 2009.
Minor Row, Millstreet in 2009.
Flower Power in West End 2009.
The Extension at Presentation N.S. in progress during 2009.

And we meet with three superb ladies outside Millstreet Church in 2009.  See below: [read more …] “Millstreet Museum Pictorial Archives – Further 2009 Images”

Memories from Our 2009 Pictorial Archives of Millstreet Museum

We share a selection of images from 2009 recalling the Millstreet of some eight years ago. Please click on the images to enlarge.  Every Blessing and Joy throughout a very Bright and Healthy 2018…..And Heartfelt thanks to All who have been so wonderfully supportive during my Health Journey in 2017….It has been very greatly appreciated with the many wonderful Masses, valuable prayers, practical assistance and such an outpouring of sincere concern and so many expressions of love and support.  (Seán Radley.)

In 2009 the superb renovation of St. Patrick’s Church, Millstreet was taking place. We view from outside and inside.

During 2009 also a splendid extension was being added to Millstreet Presentation N.S.. We observe the roof being constructed and we also visit one of the very happy classrooms in 2009.

And finally from our 2009 Archives we meet with four very famous people who have excelled in the world of sport.  See below: [read more …] “Memories from Our 2009 Pictorial Archives of Millstreet Museum”

Containers for “Revolution” Series Purchased at Museum

Thanks to two very kind €20.00 donations presented since our recent Church gate collection we’re been able to purchase at Herlihy’s Centra a further two containers to protect our weekly “Revolution” Paper/Poster Pack.   By November 2017 we shall have all copies of the full 100 in the series.  We thank the generous Donors.

One of the very useful containers at Millstreet Museum. (S.R.)

Millstreet Museum & Millstreet Website Collection Generously Supported

Sincere thanks to everyone who so very generously contributed to our recent Church gate Collection for Millstreet Museum and Millstreet Website.   This includes those who sent donations by post, those who provided substantial cheques and those who indicated uplifting appreciation for our efforts in providing services in both the Museum and Website.   The total amount collected was a most impressive €1,922.88.  Heartfelt thanks for helping us to maintain these local services.   Patrick W. O’Leary of Louisville, Kentucky, USA whose generosity is much appreciated comments:  “The Millstreet Website is our excellent window to Millstreet daily life in a very real sense and such a connection is of great important to people worldwide.” Patrick has (as well as others) suggested that an opportunity should be given to people nationally and internationally who may at any time wish to contribute towards the upkeep of these services and to this effect we have arranged to set up an electronic system with the Bank of Ireland here in Millstreet (where our Museum/Website account exists) whereby anyone can transfer a desired donation to the account by just quoting at one’s own Bank our relevant numbers which are:   IBAN No.: IE22 BOFI 9058 0334 0531 43 and the BIC No.: BOFIIE2D.   Click on the images below to enlarge.  (S.R.)
[read more …] “Millstreet Museum & Millstreet Website Collection Generously Supported”

Cruinniú agus Ceiliúradh na Cásca 2017 – Celebrating Easter Monday in Millstreet

This Easter Monday, 17th April 2017 marks the first nationwide “Ceiliúradh (Cruinniú) na Cásca” (A Celebration at Easter) – A national celebration of our Irish Heritage, our Irish Art and our overall national sense of pride in our many great attributes as a nation.  We thank Conor Nelligan, Heritage Officer for Cork City & County for motivating this special Day of Irish Culture.  In Millstreet we shall mark the day in the following way:

2pm to 4pm:  Millstreet Museum will present an illustrated account of its many treasures and historic items at our Museum Centre in Carnegie Hall.

4pm to 5.15pm:  A Guided Tour of Millstreet Town where focus will be placed on its many significant locations.

5.15pm to 6.00pm:   Visiting Drishane Estate where an International Event will be taking place with emphasis on a Family Fun Afternoon.

All the events are free and everyone is most welcome.    Below we share images from the recent very colourful annual Easter Bonnet Occasion at Presentation N.S., Millstreet.  (S.R.) 



And we continue with some more Easter Bonnet pictures – Click on the images to enlarge: [read more …] “Cruinniú agus Ceiliúradh na Cásca 2017 – Celebrating Easter Monday in Millstreet”