“Dear Wonderfully Supportive Friends we’ve reached our Final Update of our phenomenally successful GoFundMe Campaign in aid of Millstreet Museum and Millstreet Community Website. Our Grand Total of €6,534.84 (after fees) in the GoFundMe Project is absolutely magnificent and very much beyond our expectations. We wish to extend our most sincere thanks to the many people who have so very kindly supported this Project and who have been so hugely encouraging not only with their greatly appreciated Donations but also by their superbly uplifting comments. We also wish to thank the GoFundMe Team especially Ida for their professional guidance and assistance. This tremendous response to our Project will cover our ongoing costs and will also allow for important developments at the Museum and on the Website that up to now could not have become a reality. In addition to our GoFundMe total we have also received separate Donations from very generous Local Organisations, Businesses and Individuals reaching €2,908.00. When added to our GoFundMe total – the overall Grand Total is a hugely impressive €9,442.84. To everyone who has been so very generous, supportive and encouraging on this wonderful GoFundMe platform – heartfelt sincere thanks. As we say in Irish “Míle, míle buíochas” – a thousand, thousand thanks. As we shall shortly be deleting this GoFundMe Project we extend very best wishes to everyone. Your amazing generosity and tremendous support is greatly appreciated. Sincerely – Seán Radley, Curator, Millstreet Museum and Member of Millstreet Website.”
Having now ended our hugely successful GoFundMe Project we observe the attached image of Clara Mountain, Millstreet, Co. Cork, Ireland at the foot of which nestles Millstreet Town where our Museum and Community Website are very much part of everyday Millstreet life. It is, therefore, superbly uplifting to have witnessed such amazing generosity from so many wonderfully kind people and organisations at home and abroad who have supported our fundraising project. By 20th August 2020 a total of €6515.67 will have been transferred from the GoFundMe platform to our Museum Bank of Ireland Account. The total raised was €6,750 and fees of €234.33 were deducted. A million thanks to all our splendid Supporters and also to the GoFundMe Company for making such an excellent fundraising platform available. In addition the extra donations received by post and by hand will be included with the GoFundMe total when on Thursday, 20th August 2020 we shall publish on the Millstreet Website the overall Grand Total. Renewed heartfelt thanks to Everyone who has so generously supported our fundraising for Millstreet Museum and Millstreet Website. Míle Buíochas – Seán Radley, Curator, Millstreet Museum and Member of Millstreet Website Team.
Our week long fundraising project in aid of Millstreet Museum and Millstreet Website has now come to a close. We are, however, not yet deleting the campaign until the total fund is transferred to our Museum Bank Account. At that point the online project finally concludes. The absolutely amazing response received through the GoFund Me project has been totally phenomenal. The final amount donated plus the contributions received by post and by hand will be published within the next few days……Renewed heartfelt thanks to All – Seán Radley
Before we end our Go Fund Me Project on this coming Tuesday, 4th August 2020 we extend sincere thanks for the absolutely amazing generous response we have received for Millstreet Museum and Millstreet Website over the past few days. In addition to donations received by post and by hand which have amounted to €450.00 our Go Fund Me fundraising has by this Friday, 31st July 2020 reached a hugely impressive €4, 175.00. We shall on this coming Wednesday publish the final amount received. Such an outstandingly generous response from home and abroad will allow us to now update our older well worn recording equipment and will also permit us to explore the availability of podcasts of current and historic audio recordings. Upgrading of software to share video and audio recordings and broadcasts will now also become a possible reality. Although a personal thank you has been sent to all who have contributed we wish to extend our heartfelt thanks to everyone who has in any way been so very supportive in this year’s fundraising Project for the Museum and Website. It is truly appreciated. The accompanying very kind comments received with different donations are also a wonderful source of encouragement. Keep safe and well All. Míle buíochas….Seán Radley, Curator, Millstreet Museum & Website Team Member.
The amazing generosity of the very kind Supporters of Millstreet Museum and Millstreet Website has been superbly demonstrated within the past 22 hours when a magnificent €1,575.00 has been very kindly donated through our Go Fund Me page by 35 wonderfully generous people at home and abroad. To reach such an uplifting target in less than one day is utterly incredible and is hugely appreciated. It allows us to continue our work at Millstreet Museum and to maintain the Millstreet Website. The work of Volunteers in these Projects is vital and to them we extend heartfelt thanks. Our Go Fund Me page will remain open until the end of next week coinciding with the week of our usual Church Gate Collection which due to COVID-19 this year has been replaced by this Go Fund Me project. Míle buíochas to All. (S.R.)
(Update: Already within the first 15 minutes of launching our Go Fund Me page we have received greatly appreciated support from Rebecca, Michael & Siobhán, Ann. Patrick from USA continues to support Millstreet based projects in a most generous manner. Míle buíochas, dear Friends.)
Although we have our annual permit for the holding of our Annual Church Gate Collection for this coming weekend 1st & 2nd August 2020 we shall not be holding this Collection due to COVID-19. Instead, for this year, we are setting up a Go Fund Me page to afford the opportunity of supporting the two local community-based voluntary services – Millstreet Museum & Millstreet Website. Running costs at our Museum include annual insurance of €1,000.00 plus lighting, heating and development expenses while for the Millstreet Website we have hosting and domain name costs.
One can visit our Go Fund Me page by clicking this Go Fund Me link.
Our main source of funding for Millstreet Museum and the Millstreet Website is through an Annual Church Gate Collection in August. This year, however, due to COVID-19 we cannot hold this Collection. Thus we extend an invitation to our Supporters to kindly consider contributing towards this Go Fund Me appeal so that we as Volunteers can continue to make our Museum and Website Services available. The running costs of both are quite substantial. We greatly appreciate any contribution received. Sincere thanks also for the wonderful words of encouragement we constantly receive regarding the provision of these two community-based important Services. Míle buíochas – Seán Radley, Curator Millstreet Museum & Team Member of Millstreet Website.
Last Saturday night (11th Jan. 2020) the wonderful singer Michelle Murphy from Wexford accompanied by the excellent music of Pat Bucke appeared at The Pub in Carriganima to a capacity audience. Adding to the marvellous occasion there were Birthday Celebrations plus a Draw. And, then to our very pleasant surprise Seán Murphy with his brilliant Team of Organisers presented €200.00 to the Millstreet Website in recognition of the website’s promotion of Carriganima Events. The Team includes Jimmy Murphy, John Joe Moriarty and Bernard Crowley as well as a further number of Carriganima Supporters. Bernard Crowley himself is very much part of the overall Millstreet Website Team with very comprehensive regular reports on Millstreet Vintage Club and Carriganima plus Aubane Activities. Sincere thanks Bernard for such important features on our website. Here we share images from that very special night at The Pub in Carriganima on 11th January. Tap on the images to enlarge. (S.R.) [read more …] “Splendid Support for Website from The Pub in Carriganima”
We thank Eily Buckley, John Tarrant and Sharon Lane for superbly assisting us in the promotion of this coming weekend’s Church Gate Collection in aid of Millstreet Museum and Millstreet Website. As this annual collection is our only real source of funding for these two local resources your generous support is all-important and greatly appreciated. We also thank our wonderfully loyal supporters and helpers who stand with us at both Masses on this weekend – 6:30pm Mass on Sat. 3rd Aug. and 11:30am Mass on Sunday, 4th August. Below we share a selection of images including pictures from our Archive 2000 Collection. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.) We begin with JohnTarrant’s excellent “Corkman” report regarding our Annual Collection:
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”
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”
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”
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.
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”