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.)
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Supporting Millstreet Museum & Millstreet Website This Weekend

This is our Annual Collection and is our only source of income for both our Museum and Website. Thus your much appreciated support is hugely important to us in helping us to continue providing these significant local services primarily operated on a voluntary basis.  One of our biggest costs relate to our Museum Insurance which is close to one thousand euro. (S.R.)
One of the many wonderful Groups who have recently visited Millstreet Museum – This Group includes many retired Gardaí, Sergeants and a Superintendent.  The Group later continued on a very well organised (by Tom Foxseated first from left) Walk south of Millstreet Town.  Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)

Magnificent Response to Our Museum & Website Collection 2016

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.)3Millstreet Museum & Website Collection 2016 -6002Millstreet Museum & Website Collection 2016 -6001Millstreet Museum & Website Collection 2016 -6004Millstreet Museum & Website Collection 2016 -6005Millstreet Museum & Website Collection 2016 -600And some more pictures of the dedicated team. [read more …] “Magnificent Response to Our Museum & Website Collection 2016”

Annual Collection in Support of Millstreet Museum & Millstreet Website

Because thjs 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 weekend. 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 towards
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 weekend 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.
Recent American and Irish Visitors to Millstreet Museum.
Recent American and Irish Visitors to Millstreet Museum.

Upcoming Features on Millstreet Website – June 2016

Here we share some 20 images as an introduction to much fuller features which will soon appear on our Millstreet website. Click on the pictures to enlarge. (S.R.)

Bernard Moynihan Commemoration in Rathcoole.
Bernard Moynihan Commemoration in Rathcoole.

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Sliabh Luachra Cycling Event.
Sliabh Luachra Cycling Event.

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Féile in Kanturk
Féile in Kanturk

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Millstreet Gramophone Circle presentation with Anne McCarthy, Boherbue.
Millstreet Gramophone Circle presentation with Anne McCarthy, Boherbue.
Willie Neenan Annual Road Race officially started by Marie Neenan and Olympic 2016 participant Michelle Finn.
Willie Neenan Annual Road Race officially started by Marie Neenan and Olympic 2016 participant Michelle Finn.

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Wonderfully generous School's Out Party at Herlihy's Centra.
Wonderfully generous School’s Out Party at Herlihy’s Centra.

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Tracing Long Family roots in Aubane.
Tracing Long Family roots in Aubane….Jerry Long, Boston and California.

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"Jamming for Jarrah" - Musicians mainly from Co. Cavan.
“Jamming for Jarrah” – Musicians mainly from Co. Cavan.
First Class from Presentation N.S. visits Millstreet Museum.
First Class from Presentation N.S. visits Millstreet Museum.

Upcoming Features – from a Very Busy Weekend – on Millstreet Website

What a very busy weekend it has been – Full features will follow in the days ahead from the many local activities which are illustrated below.  All these occasions took place between Friday, 21st August and Saturday, 22nd August 2015.  Click on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.)1Upcoming features from 21st & 22nd August 2015 -800

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Wonderfully Generous Support for Museum & Website

Our Museum & Website church gate collection in Millstreet this weekend was very generously supported.   The impressive total collected was €1,785.22.   Sincere thanks to all who so kindly contributed as well as our dedicated collectors.   Click on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.)
Our Museum & Website church gate collection in Millstreet this weekend was very generously supported. The impressive total collected was €1,785.22. Sincere thanks to all who so kindly contributed as well as to our dedicated collectors. Click on the images to enlarge (S.R.)

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.

7Museum & Website Collection August 2015 -8001Museum & Website Collection August 2015 -800These 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”

Supporting Our Museum and Our Millstreet Website This Weekend

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.)

Millstreet Museum was officially opened by Pádraig Ó Maidín on 17th March 1980. Here we view some of our dedicated committee members and supporters in the 1980s. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)
Millstreet Museum was officially opened by Pádraig Ó Maidín on 17th March 1980. Here we view some of our dedicated Committee Members and Supporters in the 1980s. Click on the images to enlarge.   (S.R.)
Our Millstreet Website is funded by Millstreet Museum. Please help us to continue our efforts in providing local information worldwide and in according a platform for all to share. We thank all who have been expressing such encouraging words of praise for the efforts of our voluntary team.
Our Millstreet Website is funded by Millstreet Museum. Please help us this weekend to continue our efforts in providing local information worldwide and in according a platform for all to share. We thank all who have been expressing such encouraging words of praise for the efforts of our voluntary team.

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.

Representing Our Millstreet Website Team at LAMA Awards

The Crown Plaza Hotel in Santry, Dublin where the 2015 LAMA Awards event will take place on this Saturday, 24th January beginning at 6.30pm.  Click on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.)
The Crowne Plaza Hotel in Santry, Dublin where the 2015 LAMA Awards event will take place on this Saturday, 24th January beginning at 6.30pm. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)
A montage prepared by Michael Cashman which will feature in the official booklet being published for the prestigious event.  As Hannelie, Michael and I feel greatly honoured to be representing the entire Millstreet Website Team at the event, we wish to extend our heartfelt thanks to the many people who have so very kindly sent cards, emails, texts and phonecalls wishing us well on the occasion.   Having been shortlisted in itself as one of the five chosen community websites in Ireland is greatly encouraging and is a true recognition that the sincere dedication of the entire Team is recognised at a national level.   We shall report on our Saturday night experience later.   Míle buíochas to everyone who has been so very supportive.  (S.R.)
A Millstreet website montage prepared by Michael Cashman which will feature in the official booklet being published for the prestigious event. As Hannelie, Michael and I feel greatly honoured to be representing the entire Millstreet Website Team at the event, we wish to extend our heartfelt thanks to the many people who have so very kindly sent cards, emails, texts and phonecalls wishing us well on the occasion. Having been shortlisted in itself as one of the five chosen community websites in Ireland is greatly encouraging and is a true recognition that the sincere dedication of the entire Team is recognised at a national level. We shall report on our Saturday night experience later. Míle buíochas to everyone who has been so very supportive.  (S.R.)

Millstreet Website Nominated for National Awards Event on 24th January 2015

                                Millstreet Website Nominated for National Awards Event

We are delighted to share the wonderfully uplifting news that our Millstreet Wesbite has been nominated in the Best Connected Community section of the upcoming LAMA 2015 Awards (Community & Council) ceremony which takes place at the Crown Plaza Hotel, Santry, Dublin on Saturday, 24th January 2015 (yes – unfortunately coinciding with the Millstreet GAA Victory Social in Killarney!).   The MC for this national event is Miriam O’Callaghan.   The section in which we are placed is highly competitive with the winner from last year clontarf.ie also participating!  The other websites in our category are Drumlane.ie, Donegaltown.ie and Castleblaney.ie  (full list of finalists). Irrespective of any possible win, it is indeed a great honour having been approached to submit an application, to have been shortlisted and to receive an invitation to attend the Dublin event.

Reflecting on the history of our website – it was the Duggan Family of Green Glens who initially financed the first local website.  Hannelie O’Connor had a wonderful vision of what a website should offer and has worked tirelessly from the outset to bring about such a vision to reality.   We were so blessed that Michael Cashman joined our website team and is now undoubtedly our Captain Supreme such is his amazing dedication, unending patience, utter fairness and remarkable technological expertise.  The advice of such people as John O’Riordan and others has been much appreciated. 

The three Administrators of the website – Hannelie, Michael and I – are of course so very grateful to our Extended Team which includes such regular contributors as Eily Buckley (Regional News), Sharon Lane (Parish News), Bernard Crowley (LTV2 Millstreet Online), Francis Duggan (Poet Supreme directly from Australia), John Tarrant (News, Sport & Photographer), Fr. James McSweeney (Reflections on ww.2u.ie  and Photographer), Geraldine Dennehy (Photographer), Jack Lane (Aubane Historical Society), John F Kelleher (Aubane Social Club), Rebecca Ambrose, Michelle O’Keeffe, and John Magee (Millstreet Community School), Justin Black of “Justborn Photography” – to mention but some of our enthusiastic helpers. It is this great Team working in a totally voluntary manner that has led to the quite amazing development of our website with an ever increasing growth in new visitors to our site.  We are grateful to Cork Co. Council for trusting us with the official Millstreet.ie name.  And we are indeed very thankful to Canon John Fitzgerald, P.P. for his much appreciated and sincere support in emphasising the important communication outlet into which the website has developed over the years. 

Above all, we extend heartfelt thanks to all of you who so very loyally visit our site on such a regular basis, who contribute valuable news, comments and suggestions.   The website has truly become an important platform for all, a valued form of daily communication and a magnificent means by which we can project Millstreet in its very best light while also permitting a means by which a wide variety of suggestions may be aired and constructively discussed.  We are particularly pleased to realise how very much appreciated our website is by our many emigrants across the world.  Their regular positive words of encouragement are such a great source of inspiration to us all and further stimulate us to enhance the website as much as we can.  In so many ways we feel so very happy in the category into which they have placed us in the forthcoming LAMA Awards Event – “Best Connected Community” ! [read more …] “Millstreet Website Nominated for National Awards Event on 24th January 2015”