We encourage you to pick up the Official Brochure for Culture Night 2018 for Cork City and County. These are available at Millstreet Library, Millstreet Museum and other local outlets. We have three entries in the brochure for Millstreet. Here we feature the first entry (followed over coming days by the two further entries) Marie Twomey (of Millstreet Pipe Band) has been doing much work organizing the local events for Culture Night. This is the first time we have been so actively involved in this area for the National Culture Night on Fri. 21st Sept. 2018. (S.R.)
Millstreet Museum was officially established in 1980. One is encouraged to take time to observe the many historic items on display. There will be an illustrated talk at 6.15pm on some of the rare aquisitions presented to the Museum over the past four decades. All are most welcome and of course admission is free. [read more …] “Culture Night on Fri. 21st Sept. 2018 – Millstreet Events”
Sincere thanks to all who so very kindly contributed to last weekend’s church gate collection 2018 for Millstreet Museum and Millstreet Website which amounted to €2,302.17 (plus €25.00 cheque from Tralee this morning). Such generous support is greatly appreciated. This uplifting amount was made up from the contributions at Millstreet church gate collection of €2,082.17 plus very kind donations presented from abroad and also from local people who delivered such donations before and after our annual church gate collection of €220.00. This money will very much assist us in the continuation of running our Museum (insurance, heating, lighting and developments) and our Website (server and domain costs). Having Myra Sheehan assisting in our Museum under a Government Scheme has meant such a lot and we only so wish such a hugely valuable Scheme could be extended. We’re sincerely thankful to our Website Team (pictured below) who give of their talents and time entirely on a spontaneous manner to help maintain one of the most highly regarded community websites in Ireland. We renew our appeal to our Website Visitors national and international who may wish to support our work anytime during the year. For this purpose we’ve set up a Bank of Ireland facility where one can contribute if one wishes at any time. 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. We are most grateful to the many people who have very kindly used this method of support over the past year. It gives a real opportunity especially to those living abroad to assist us in our efforts to continue the services of Millstreet Museum and Millstreet Community Website. We now share a selection of images from last weekend’s church gate collection. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)
Our Annual Church Gate Collection takes place this coming weekend (4th/5th August 2018). Sincere thanks to those people who have already contributed generously to both Projects. Here we share three images from our Archives recalling Eurovision 1993 in Millstreet. Click on the pictures to enlarge. (S.R.)
Because this annual collection is our only source of funding to maintain our Museum/Tourist Information Centre plus our only way of maintaining our Millstreet Website www.millstreet.ie – we very much appreciate support at our Church gate Collection this coming weekend (4th & 5th August 2018) outside St. Patrick’s Church, Millstreet. We’ve always only held our Collection in Millstreet but if people in the Ballydaly and Cullen areas wish to support our efforts also it would indeed help to further enhance our services. Our main costings at the Museum are for insurance, heating, lighting and limited development. Our Millstreet website costs are for annual subscriptions to our Server and also for the use of our .ie domain name. All those involved in both the Museum and the Website gladly work on a voluntary basis like so many others involved in other local organisations promoting the Community Spirit for which Millstreet has oftentimes been much praised. Thanking you in anticipation of such wonderful continuing support – Seán Radley on behalf of Millstreet Museum Society and the Millstreet Website Team.
Previous church gate collections illustrated below: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.We are most grateful to the many people who have very kindly used this method of support over the past year. It gives a real opportunity especially to those living abroad to assist us in our efforts to continue the services of Millstreet Museum and Millstreet Community Website. [read more …] “Annual Collection in Support of Millstreet Museum & Millstreet Website This Coming Weekend 4th & 5th August 2018”
We were delighted to welcome the pupils of 3rd and 4th Classes from Scoil Mhuire, Millstreet B.N.S. to Millstreet Museum on Wednesday, 20th June 2018. Accompanied by their dedicated Teacher – Miss N. Buckley – the children asked the most interesting questions and shared inspiring thoughts during the visit. Special thanks also to Myra (Assistant Curator) for helping to make the visit wonderfully successful. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)
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.)
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”
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””
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.)
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.)
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.
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”
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.
On this Sunday, 21st August 2016 President Michael D. Higgins will officially open the new state-of-the-art Independence Museum at Kilmurry (near Lissarda) following his delivery of the Michael Collins oration at nearby Béal na Bláth (at which Millstreet Pipe Band perform annually). The original Kilmurry Museum was named the Terence McSwiney Museum because of his close connection with the area. Several years ago before the official opening of Millstreet Museum in 1980 I recall visiting that impressive Museum where Mrs. O’Sullivan gave me such a wonderful welcome and provided a superb guided tour of the splendid Centre. To mark this Sunday’s historic event we here feature from our Lucey-Coleman Collection at Millstreet Museum a truly historic Terence McSwiney & Family Badge – part of a larger selection of important medals and badges. We hope to share images from this Sunday’s Kilmurry event at a later point. Incidentally, due to further very generous contributions towards our recent annual church gate collection for Millstreet Museum and Millstreet Website – our final amount has reached a much appreciated €1,820.00 for which we are truly grateful. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)
This week in Green Glens: Millstreet Horse Show is Ireland’s largest annual equestrian event and the only CSI*** to be held here, and has become Ireland’s largest shop window for the Equestrian Industry and young horse classes feature strongly; including the renowned Young Irelander loose jumping for 3 year old horses and the National Discovery for 4 year olds.The show features classes that cater for all age levels and grades with a full range of National classes as well as the final of the Coolmore Young Champion of Ireland series. It started on Wednesday and ends this Sunday. Clip My Horse are back and have the following two videos, one on the horse show, and the other on the welcome at Millstreet Museum
We extend sincere thanks to all the wonderfully generous people who so very kindly contributed to our Annual Church Gate Collection last weekend. In addition we wish to acknowledge a truly superb contribution from Patrick O’Leary in Louisville, Kentucky, USA. Many thanks also to Tony O’Connor in Tralee who annually sends a cheque in support of our work. The concrete support and encouragement of the Drishane Sisters is greatly appreciated. And the very generous support for our www.millstreet.ie community website from the Wallis Arms Hotel is sincerely welcomed and will greatly assist our worldwide sharing of Millstreet news and features on a daily basis. Here we feature the splendid team of helpers at our church gate collection 2016. Adding all the excellent contributions – the total amount collected is a fantastic €1,774.00 plus €20.00. (S.R.)And some more pictures of the dedicated team. [read more …] “Magnificent Response to Our Museum & Website Collection 2016”
Programme of the Historic Occasion on Wednesday, 14th October 2015 at 7pm
Assembly at 6.45pm to the sound of Pipe Music in preparation for the official unveiling of the Andrew Carnegie Centenary Plaque which will be performed by Nora Kelleher of Minor Row whose Uncle, Joe O’Connor was one of the main coordinators responsible for the establishment of the Carnegie Hall in Millstreet in 1912.
Official Opening of Millstreet Museum by Noel Buckley in the presence of Cllr John Paul O’Shea, Mayor of Cork County and other Dignitaries. Then follows the Blessing of the Museum Centre by Canon John Ftizgerald, P.P..
The Presentation by Mary Flaherty of the Medal of Patrick Murphy, late of Ballydaly found by his Grandson, Russell Murphy, in New Zealand.
We shall have brief addresses by the Cork County Mayor, by Noel Buckley, by Nora Kelleher and by Mary Flaherty.
Fr. Paddy O’Byrne will present the Child of Mary Cloak (and Confraternity Medal) belonging to the late Dola O’Byrne.
We focus on the truly magnificent 1840 frame for the 1927 Monument Plaque which has recently been very creatively made by Dan Duggan of West End.
Jerry Lehane will present his some of his many historic items which he had very kindly made available to the Museum over many years.
On our Wall of Light of “Millstreet Through History” special reference will be made to Denis Kiely who in the 1920s was among those who saved the Carnegie Hall from being put on fire. The Wall illustrates an historic photo of Denis and his Companions following the saving of the historic building.
Then will follow a number of Museum Presentations to various people who have greatly contributed to the bringing to reality the reopening of Millstreet Museum and Tourist Information Centre.
Everyone is most welcome to this very historic evening in Millstreet.
Millstreet Museum will be officially opened following refurbishment on Wednesday, 14th October 2015 at 7.00 p.m.. The Carnegie Centenary Plaque will also be celebrated and a number of presentations will take place. An historic medal will be officially presented to the Museum and focus will be placed on the historic treasures already on display. Fuller details of the historic occasion will follow later. Everyone is very welcome to this special event at which we expect the Mayor of Cork County to be present. (S.R.)
Michael has featured in many famous films through his phenomenal knowledge of all kinds of vintage transport. Many historic items from his Museum have been used in highly regarded films. His dedication to the preservation of vintage transport especially the railway world is totally inspiring. In the 1980s he visited Millstreet when as we so clearly recall a traction engine was welcomed into Millstreet by Millstreet Pipe Band in a fundraising project for the preservation of the world of Steam. It travelled slowly from Fenit to Mallow (as far as we recall). Michael is so very helpful in sharing his vast knowledge of vintage such as the picture below where he explains that the original fireman’s hat is made of [read more …] “Eurovision 1993 Flags Presented to Millstreet Museum by Michael Kennedy”
Tony O’Connor from Tralee with Millstreet roots has kindly forwarded a €20 cheque for our fund. So the total is now €1,805.22 ... Many thanks, Tony and to All who contributed so very generously.
These important funds will help to defray costs relating to the annual insurance, heating, lighting and development of our Museum & Tourist Information Centre as well also to the maintenance of the Millstreet Website. We also very much appreciate the frequent comments of great encouragement which [read more …] “Wonderfully Generous Support for Museum & Website”
Our annual church gate collection is our principal source of income to maintain both our Museum/Tourist Information Centre at Carnegie Hall and our Millstreet.ie Website. Your support at our church gate collection in Millstreet this weekend (8th/9th August 2015) would be greatly appreciated so as to assist us to continue these community based efforts. We thank you in anticipation of such generosity. (S.R.)
Pictured on top are: Back row: Ted O’Connor (Tullig), Jackie Forde, Fr Corridan, Christy Fitzgerald. Front row: Fergus Kelleher, Matthew Bickerdyke, Eileen Creedon, Mary Cronin, Frances Maxwell.