Regional Report 982


Eily Buckley

Dia is mhuire diobh go leir a cairde and welcome to news report 982 from Millstreet greetings dear listeners and I wish you all the very best on this very wet and foggy  but mild, Tuesday morning.

Our heartiest congratulations go out this morning to Eleanor Leahy, of Nibbles Restaurant, West End, Millstreet on winning a Gold Medal at the  Final of the National Irish Food Awards competition entitled, Blas na h’Éireann which was held in Dingle last week. Eleanor’s entry was in the “Puddings and Desserts” section and her winning dish was a Pear and Almond Tart. We’ll be all in for a taste! Well done  Eleanor.

Our Tidy Towns Committee traveled to the Rochestown Park Hotel last week where they received a cheque and plaque, for coming third in their section in the anti-litter competition. Well done to all.

And it was as if Santa Claus had come to town on Thursday night when a representative from Airtricity shared no less than €110,000 among 27 voluntary bodies, ranging from the church restoration fund in Millstreet to a school in  far away, Clonkeen. Wind farm companies are giving a very positive injection of encouragement and financial support to rural Ireland. Last weeks gesture will be repeated again next year by all accounts and that coupled with the annual allowance given to the people on whose land the Turbines are placed   should give new life to the countryside. And it couldn’t come at a better time.

A full list of all the recipients will be on the Millstreet website in the near future.

Here are the results of this weeks parish lotto draw which was held at Tarrants Bar on Sunday night. Numbers drawn were 4, 5, 15, 27 and the jackpot was not won. €100 went to Marie Lahane, Ballydaly, the seller was her husband Jerry and he got €50 sellers prize, €50 went to Virginia Brosnan,Rathduane, €20 each Latty Murphy, Clara,  Dan Joe Murphy, Knocknakilla, Breda O Connell,Farran, John and Martina Daly, Dernagree, Michelle O Sullivan, Dooneen. Mary Chelli, Kilcorney, The Murphy Triplets ,Clara, and Tim Lyons Ahena.

Jackpot for next week €14,400 the draw at the Bush Bar on Sunday night.

That function on Thurs night was held in one of the brand new classrooms that have been added to our Presentation Convent school .The children were moving in for the first time next day.


Blackwater Valley Tourism are hosting a conference/ training seminar on  Friday October 9th. at the Hibernian Hotel Mallow, Details from Joan Kelleher, 022 43235. You are invited to attend  any or all of  the following business sessions:

Friday October 9th 2009

The National Dairy Show will be held at the Green Glens Arena on Saturday October 17th And the annual Pony Show will be held there on October 23,24,25th.This show is held every year for charity.

A note here to say that the Citizens Advice Office and VEC Education Centre at our Main St, will be open to-day from 1.30 to 3.30.It is situated just below Mill Lane.

The Launch of Tim Brown’s Traditional  double CD will be held upstairs at Bobs Bar in Kanturk on this Saturday October 10th and there’s a full line-up of musicians booked for the night.

Sunday October 18th at 8.00 pm at the Briery Gap. Brendan Grace – Brand new show Tickets €30

Program 138 of LTV2 will be on your screens this Thursday night at ten and the repeat on Sunday night at 8. We sincerely hope that you will enjoy our shows over the coming  winter months.

Bingo in Banteer to-night, Jackpot €5,500.

6 weeks Pilates Class starting to-night with Siobhan in the rooms above Michael Thorntons Auctioneers at the Square.

The Mass which was celebrated at Drishane Castle last week for the Feast of St Teresa was very well attended. It was followed by refreshments in the function room downstairs & a great time was had by all.

Still with Churches, Its 80 years since Our Lady’s Church in Ballydaly was Blessed and opened and to celebrate the great occasion a special Mass will be said there to-night by their own Fr Sean Tucker, starting at 7:30.

Cullen Heart Responce Unit. Enrollment on Wednesday October 14th at 8. Training for new-comers on October 31st or Saturday November 14th.

Organ lessons in Cullen on Saturday October 10th.

A sincere word of thanks from the Millstreet Pipe Band to all those who supported their recent Church Gate Collection.

A note from our priests to say that new people are invited to volunteer as  readers, counters, Eucharistic Ministers or Collectors. This weeks misselette includes a special form, or names can be given to any member of the clergy or to the parish secretary.

Another launch coming up, its by the Aubane Historical Society, a book by the popular Fr. Sean Tucker.  It’s his second about Millstreet, entitled The Famed Hill of Clara, The launch is on Sunday October 25th at Aubane Social Club. at 8.The book will then be on sale at Worthsworth in the Square.

Soccer: Los Zargos defeated Grehin 2-1 in Millstreet at the weekend. the scorer Timy Keane. also Millstreet Celtic 7 Killowen 0, and Wilton Utd A 3 Rathcoole Rovers 0.

Millstreet GAA are supporting the Cork County Board  Draw with another new series underway. The draw acts as a  boost to the development of club facilities across the county in addition to enhancing the quality of gaelic games for youth at club and school  level.

Tonight (Tuesday), Millstreet play Tullylease in the Duhallow Junior B Football Championship in Millstreet Town Park at 8pm.

Millstreet referee Denis Hickey officiated at the County U12 Football Championship Final between Diarmuid O Mathunas and Gleann na Laoi in Kilmichael last Saturday. The game finished in a draw.

To Celebrate the 125th Anniversary of our Gaelic Games

Kealys Coaches are organizing a day trip to Croke Park on October 21st offering people the opportunity to experience the history of our National Games to see first hand how the G.A.A. has developed over the last 125 years. Also the behind-the-scenes functions of one of the finest Stadiums in the world. It will comprise of a full guided tour of the complete stadium, Audio-Visuals, of matches and countless memories of the past 125 years

Seats must be booked and paid for  in advance as there are only a limited number of seats left

The Coach will stop for breakfast on route and for dinner on the way back, with a short tour of Dublin City in the evening

Further information available on request. Contact Darren @ 029 / 79016 or 087 / 7994045

Agus sinn a bfuil a cairde, for the new C 103,this is Eily Buckley saying ,many thanks for listening, agus Slán is Beannach De libh go láir.

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