HISTORY OF MILLSTREET
by Canon Michael Costello
Canon Costello was Parish Priest of Millstreet from 1955 to 1967. The following are notes that he wrote on the history of the parish. The copybook is entitled "Parish of Millstreet - Liber Chronicus". It is mainly a historical outline of the parish. The hand- writing in a few places is not too clear as the notes were sometimes jotted down as shorthand references. I have given as footnotes some items presented as "glosses" in the manuscript. His notes generally cover a) Churches and Clergy, b) Convents, c) Schools, d) general history of Millstreet, e) the Big Houses, f) the economic history of the parish. While these sections are generally treated separately in his copybook, I have arranged them in chapters in this transcript. Any notes or comments added by myself or others have been placed in square brackets.
Monsignor Michael Manning, P.P. The Presbytery, Millstreet Town, Co. Cork.