(The following is a document I found among parish files yesterday 26/7/2000)
PARISH OF MILLSTREET
Dr. Moriarty's Diary
By Rescript dated the 19th June, 1859, the Holy See granted, at the request of Dr. Moriarty "Indulgentiam Plenariam iis lucrandam qui ad mensam eucharisticam accedant in ecclesia paroeciali de Millstreet festo Sancti Patricii, dummodo fideles confessi et sacra Communione refecti aliquas preces effuderint iuxta mentem Sanctitatis Suae et pro exaltatione S. Romanae Ecclesiae."
13th August, 1864. Said Mass for the first time and opened for services the small and neat chapel which John McCarthy has fitted up at Rathduane. This is a great advantage to the people of this district who formerly had a chapel of their own closed by Fr. Fitzpatrick when he commenced to build the present Church in Millstreet
Dr. Mangan's Diary
7th February, 1905. Visited Millstreet Convent. Engaged in building addition to house.
8th November, 1907. Visited the new Church of Cullen, Millstreet. Erected by Dean O'Sullivan who was P.P. here.
9th December., 1908. Visited Drishane Castle which has been purchased by an Order of French Sisters, the Sisters of the Holy Child Jesus. They are to found a Convent here.
31st January 1909. Visit from the French Sisters of St. Maur who are to take up the new foundation at Drishane.
8th September, 1909. Solemn opening of the new Convent at Drishane - Solemn High Mass &c.
30th August, 1911. Visited Drishane Convent. Refused request of Rev. Mother to accept boarders from the Province of Munster.