Eily's News report # 899

Dia is mhuire diobh go leir a cairde & welcome to news report 899 from Millstreet.

Fondest greetings dear listeners and I wish you all the very best on this rather wintery Tuesday morning.

Here are the results of this weeks parish lotto draw which was held at McCarthy’s Bar on Sunday night. Numbers drawn were5, 19, 21, 26 & the Jackpot was not won. €100 went to Patsy Vaughan,Keale, The seller was Ann Burke & she got €50 sellers prize,€50 went to Niamh O Mahony,Clara, €20 each to Mary O Mahony, Clara, Laurance McSweeney, Tanyard, Corielia Kelleher,Carriginma, Emer Healy, Macroom, Margaret Creedon, Keim, Con Oleary, Carriginma, Ber Crowley,Aubane, Kitty Mc Carthy Aubane Jackpot for next week €2,000.draw at the Boston Bar on Sunday night.

The Choral Concert in aid of our church restoration Fund was an outstanding success at our Parish Church on Sunday night. In spite of the inclement weather there was a very large attendance and we expect that the financial outcome will be great. The Kerry Choral Union were a joy to listen to as were the boys and girls of our National Schools and of course our brilliant Comhaltas Group with James Linehan. Our own

Fr James McSweeney exceled himself as MC.

Further to this fundraiser the Committee are now selling beautiful Christmas Cards depicting a scene of the interior of our Church,courtesy of Sean Radley, as well as a short account of its history. They are on sale in all the shops. They also have a 2008 Calendar which you can buy from the kiosk in the chapel yard on Saturday and Sunday.

Still with local publications Fr James McSweeney’s book entitled “A Year in Reflection,” is a must, bearing a picture and some well chosen words for each and every day of the year. It’s simply beautiful. As is 2008 calendar and the good news is that they are on sale locally, Pick up your copy right away, because they are going fast.

A don’t forget that the Christmas issue of Clara News is on sale now also.

Bertie Buckley and Mick Wall have teamed up to hold a monster Art Show at the Edel Quinn Hall in Kanturk this Saturday December 8th, It will run from 10am to 6pm, and 10% of all sales will go to Kanturk Community Hospital. and while I’m at it let me say a fond hello to the lovely Mary Clancy, working at Mallow Hospital , and listens to my news every week.

The Annual 45 Drive in aid of Millstreet Community Hospital will be held at the Green Glens on December 8th starting at 8.30.Admission €15, great prizes to be won.

John Deere Machinery Display at the Green Glens on December 14th.

A Wedding Fare Jan 18, 19, & 20th

There’s a Table Quiz in the Dining Room at Drishane Castle this Thursday Night December 6.th Starting at 7.30 pm. Lots of spots and vouchers ,and cash prizes. So come early.

Our County Councillor Noel Buckley is working hard in response to local complaints about the poor media receptions that is being experienced in our area in recent times.. A notice in last weeks news link brought a barrage of complaints about it. Already he has spoken about it on 103, written to RTE and is awaiting a reply, He will also contact the Co Council and IRD Duhallow in the hope that this serious problem can be resolved. If you have a bad reception and have not made it known then please contact Noel or Marie Murphy without delay.

An important note here to say that the Maureen Buckley, Cork appeal, is looking for non-perishable food for the homeless and deprived families of Cork City in the run-up to Christmas. A box will be placed at O Regan’s Mill . Various cans, dried food etc. are needed .Please give this your best support.

Our branch of St Vincent de Paul will hold their church gate collection this weekend.

Noel & Mgt Buckley would like to thank all those who subscribed and supported their recent church gate collection in aid of Simon which amounted to €2, 415. 41

Living Scenes resumes at the Community School this Thursday at 1.30.More Adults needed .

Art Exhibition at Ionad Cultura , Ballyvourney from now till December 23rd.

Sadly the scourge Domestic Violence continues to be a problem, It takes many forms, Physical, Emotional, Sexual, Financial or Verbal,etc. and IRD Duhallow are making every effort to deal with it. They are placing posters in many places ,to highlight the help that is available for those who are caught up in it. Their number as always is 029 60633. Please do not hesitate to contact them if you have a problem.

Prayers for Advent continue at Ballydaly School on Tuesday nights at 8 All Welcome.

Cullen’s Young at Heart Christmas Party this Friday .starting with Mass in the Church followed by a social evening in the Hall. All over 55s welcome.

Cullen’s Special Needs Annual Christmas Party Dec ember15th.at 1.30.

Come and meet Santa in Aubane this Sunday December 9th at 2.

Our Graveyards re looking pretty untidy after the recent strong winds, with the remains of candles etc blown around. They could do with a little tidying up before the Festive Season.

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