Millstreet Website Updates 16th Oct. 2020

We share a selection of images recorded today (Fri. 16th Oct. 2020) mainly in Millstreet Town Park where we experienced a double rainbow and the fascinating colours of Autumn 2020.   Before that we have been requested to help to promote a forthcoming praiseworthy event: 

A Coffee Morning/Afternoon is scheduled to take place at Guerin’s Family Shop in Ballydaly on Saturday, 24th Oct. from 10am to 6pm & on Sunday, 25th Oct. 10.30am to 1.00pm…..in aid of St. Joseph’s Community Hospital, Millstreet.   Tea, Coffee, Latte, Drinking Chocolate and Cappuccino served.  This event will take place only if COVID-19 Restrictions allow.

Today Issue 28 of “Discover Duhallow” appeared in the shops and includes a superb feature written by Daniel Daly who is Manager supreme and Personal Trainer at Millstreet Community Gym.  Tap on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.)

A gentle morning cloud revealing Clara Mountain in the beautiful Autumn.
Actor supreme, Stefan Healy who is now attending RADA in London – was one of the main Actors in a recent RTÉ 1 television production.

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Tubrid Holy Well Feature on “Irish Catholic” This Week

Photographer supreme, Valerie O’Sullivan recently visited Tubrid Holy Well where she captured a wonderful selection of images one of which features on the front page of this week’s “Irish Catholic” national newspaper (20th Aug. 2020).  Also included is a photographic feature within the popular weekly newspaper.   Valerie’s images oftentimes appear on booklets, calendars etc. within the Diocese of Kerry and far beyond….as well as on national and international newspapers.   It was Valerie who took the world famous picture of the laughing Queen Elizabeth with Pat O’Connell at Cork’s English Market.   Pat Breen who coordinates the distribution of the Catholic Papers here in Millstreet Parish indicates that extra copies of the “Irish Catholic” will soon be available in St. Patrick’s Church, Millstreet.  For just €2.00 we encourage you to obtain your own copy with its local relevance this week.   Many thanks to Fr. Paddy, to Mary and to Pat for alerting us to the special Tubrid feature.  Tap on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.) 

Tubrid Holy Well Postcard produced by Millstreet Museum Society in the past.

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Millstreet Carnival Fancy Dress Parade Autumn 1951

We thank Annabelle O’Sullivan, Jerry O’Regan and Hannelie O’Connor for arranging to share this truly superb image of Millstreet Carnival Fancy Dress Parade in the Autumn of 1951 (the year I was born!).   Most likely the picture was taken by Frank Reen (Snr.) outside his Pharmacy looking across the road to the O’Regan Family home and capturing two young participants in the Parade.   Members of the O’Regan Family, the Reen Family and the Justice Family are seen in the background of the image.   Feel most welcome to share on our Comment platform the names of any further people you may recognise in this wonderfully historic photograph 0f 69 years ago.   Tap on the image to enlarge.  (S.R.)

Magical Clouds Captured by Photographer Supreme Geraldine

Between the blue and the green – a blanket of clouds rolled in over the Caherbarnagh Mountains on Saturday evening. We thank Geraldine Dennehy, Photographer Supreme for sharing this wonderfully magical image captured in the Ballydaly area. Tap on the picture to enlarge. (S.R.)

Russell Murphy’s Creative Postcard

Russell Murphy from Australia with Murphy Family roots in Ballydaly has superbly created a post card of a recent poem by Francis Duggan and an image we captured during the week in the Clara Road area.  Tap on the card to enlarge.   Many thanks to Russell who is a Loyal Follower of the Millstreet Website and of Cork Music Station.  (S.R.)

Caherbarnagh (or Cahirbearna) is part of the chain of mountains which stretches westward from Millstreet to Killarney. Its name means “the hill of the four gaps”.

Fr. James Captures Magnificent Image of Millstreet from Tullig

We thank Photographer Supreme, Fr. James McSweeney for sharing this truly outstanding panoramic view of Millstreet from Tullig this Friday morning (1st May 2020).   And we also include an historic postcard of Millstreet Town taken some decades ago…kindly shared by a Loyal Follower of our Millstreet Website.   Two special treats on this 1st May 2020!  Stay safe and well All.  Tap on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)
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Jimmy Murphy’s Superb Views of Carriganima in April 2020

We thank Jimmy Murphy of Carriganima for kindly sharing a wonderful selection of very colourful images which he has been recording on his walks and cycle trips in the Carriganima area (within the 2km limit) during these days when nature scenes are so relaxing and uplifting.  (S.R.)

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Station Road Images of Unusual Cloud Formation

We thank Eilín Kiely of Millstreet for sharing these three brilliant images of the recent “Flying Saucer” style cloud formation observed over Millstreet Parish.   This sequence of pictures was captured from Station Road, Millstreet.  Tap on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.) [read more …] “Station Road Images of Unusual Cloud Formation”

Neil O’Connor’s Magnificent Pictorial Coverage of Christmas Square Event 2018

We thank Photographer Supreme, Neil O’Connor of West End, Millstreet and now residing with his Family in U.S.A. for having shared a truly wonderful selection of some 11 images which he captured at The Square on the night in early Dec. 2018 of the official turning on of the lights at the National Monument.   His telephoto pictures of members of the Pipe Band and Millstreet Community Singers are magnificent.   Click on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.) [read more …] “Neil O’Connor’s Magnificent Pictorial Coverage of Christmas Square Event 2018”

Shane’s Superb Photographic Study of Knocknakilla Stone Circle 2018

 

A superb pictorial study of the Knocknakilla Stone Circle by wonderfully talented Photographer, Shane McCarthy of Carriganima. We thank Share for sharing such a splendid silhouette image. Click on the picture to enlarge. (S.R.)

Superb Mushera Mountain Views by Shane McCarthy of Carriganima

Well done indeed to talented Photographer Shane McCarthy of Carriganima who recently climbed Mushera Mountain to its summit and captured two splendid images including the rare picture of the Cross at the summit.   God bless Shane’s energy to climb such a challenging height.  We wish to express our sincere thanks for sharing such treasured viewsClick on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)

Denis O’Regan’s Magnificent Images of Drishane Cross Country 2016

A million thanks to Photographer Supreme, Denis O'Regan (a native of Station Road, Millstreet) for his truly magical images of the recent Cross Country Eventing in the exquisitely magnificent setting of Drishane Estate in August 2016.  Please click on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.)
A million thanks to Photographer Supreme, Denis O’Regan (a native of Station Road, Millstreet) for his truly magical images of the recent Cross Country Eventing in the exquisitely magnificent setting of Drishane Estate in August 2016. Please click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)

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9denis-oregan-drishane-cross-country-2016-pics-600And before we share (below) more of Denis’s excellent pictures we wish to acknowledge a further €50.00 contribution towards our annual website costings and Museum funding from a local father whose son works abroad and for whom our website is of importance for his son’s daily updating of the news from Millstreet Parish as shared by our various voluntary website team members.  Míle buíochas.  (S.R.) [read more …] “Denis O’Regan’s Magnificent Images of Drishane Cross Country 2016”

Men at Work – Superb Visual Recording by Justin Black

What a magnificent image captured here by Photographer supreme - Justin Black of Justborn Photography - at Cloghoula.  The mighty men at work are (from left):  John Horgan, Patrick Rohan and Seán Murphy.  We thank Seán M. for making this wonderful photography available to us to share worldwide.  The marvellous scene was captured one recent evening at dusk.  Click on the image to enlarge.  (S.R.)
What a magnificent image captured here by Photographer supreme – Justin Black of Justborn Photography – at Cloghoula. The mighty men at work are (from left): John Horgan, Patrick Rohan and Seán Murphy. We thank Seán M. for making this wonderful photograph available to us to share worldwide. The marvellous scene was captured one recent evening at dusk. Click on the image to enlarge. (S.R.)

Magnificent Sunset Scene Captured by Fr. James This Evening

From Fr. James McSweeney
Chaplain Coláiste Pobail Bheanntraí
(Bantry Community College)
As Fr. James states: "I took this pic earlier while out for my Sunday afternoon walk. I just hit it lucky before the clouds rolled in from the west. A few minutes later and the moment was gone!"  Many thanks, Fr. James McSweeney who is Chaplain at Bantry Community College - for the exquisite image.  Click on the picture to enlarge.  (S.R.)
As Fr. James states:
“I took this pic earlier while out for my Sunday afternoon walk.
I just hit it lucky before the clouds rolled in from the west.
A few minutes later and the moment was gone!”  Many thanks, Fr. James McSweeney who is Chaplain at Bantry Community College – for the exquisite image.  Note Drishane Castle and the snow covered mountains.  Click on the picture to enlarge. (S.R.)

The Superb Picture Gallery Archive of Jane Thomas of Millstreet

We thank  photographer supreme, Jane Thomas of Millstreet for sharing a wonderful selection of her photographic gallery.  Here we feature the first part of a splendid selection taken at Muckross Traditional Farm in Killarney where the focus is on the Ireland of a bygone age. Click on the images to enlarge.   (S.R.)1Jane Thomas Picture Gallery Part 1 -600 6Jane Thomas Picture Gallery Part 1 -600 7Jane Thomas Picture Gallery Part 1 -600 25Jane Thomas Picture Gallery Part 1 -600And here we continue to feature many more of Jane’s delightful photographs.
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Wedding of Pearl and Glynn – Photo by Fr. James McSweeney

Best Man Douglas Twomey, Groomsmen Mickey Hartnett and Trevor Heffernan Chief Bridesmaid Jeanette Collins Bridesmaids Jeanne Barrett and Rose O'Connell Flowergirl Ruby Lehane. Many thanks to Fr. James McSweeney for the superb picture of Saturday's Wedding. (S.R.)
Best Man Douglas Twomey, Groomsmen Mickey Hartnett and Trevor Heffernan, Chief Bridesmaid Jeanette Collins, Bridesmaids Jeanne Barrett and Rose O’Connell, Flowergirl Ruby Lehane.   Many thanks to Fr. James McSweeney for the superb picture of Saturday’s Wedding.   Click on the image to enlarge.  (S.R.)

Photographer Supreme Sheila Capturing a Truly Memorable Occasion

We extend sincere thanks to Photographer Supreme, Sheila Fitzgerald pictured here with Taoiseach Enda Kenny, for superbly capturing many special moments of the Taoiseach's visit to Millstreet on Friday, 12th June 2015.  This coming week's "Corkman" will undoubtably feature many of Sheila's pictures of the important occasion. Click on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.)
We extend sincere thanks to Photographer Supreme, Sheila Fitzgerald pictured here with Taoiseach Enda Kenny, for superbly capturing many special moments of the Taoiseach’s visit to Millstreet on Friday, 12th June 2015. This coming week’s “Corkman” will undoubtedly feature many of Sheila’s pictures of the important occasion. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)

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Bill Power’s Magnificent Christmas Stamp Projects Millstreet Worldwide

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Renowned Writer and Photographer supreme, Bill Power from Mitchelstown was very impressed by Millstreet when he visited this evening to photograph the splendid stained glass windows at St. Patrick’s Church.   (S.R.)
Renowned Writer and Photographer supreme, Bill Power from Mitchelstown was very impressed by Millstreet when he visited on Sunday evening, 13th April 2014 to photograph the splendid stained glass windows at St. Patrick’s Church.  It was on that very evening that Bill captured the exquisite image which now features on the €1.00 stamp which this Christmas will be one of the main stamps used by the Irish people for  posting abroad.  The image is from the beautiful stained glass window over the 10th Station of the Cross in St. Patrick’s Church, Millstreet.  Canon John Fitzgerald, P.P. made very special reference in his homily at Mass tonight to the great honour it is for Millstreet Church to have such a wonderful local feature going global through An Post and the marvellous photography of Bill.   Bill is pictured here with a copy of “Down the Park” before calling to the Wallis Arms Hotel on that very evening.  Click on the image to enlarge.   (S.R.)