Regional Report 989 24th November 2009


Eily Buckley

Dia is mhuire diobh go leir a cairde  welcome to news report 989 form Millstreet.

Fondest greetings dear listeners and I wish you all the very best on this wild ,wet, and windy, Tuesday morning.

The Big Concert this week will be in our parish Church on Sunday November 29th in aid of the Church restoration Fund.entitled “Sounds of Advent.” Our own Parish choir will open the two hour show, and they will be followed by the  Kerry Choral Society.

Tickets @ €20 each can be bought over a wide area or from the parish office ,or at the door on the night. Please support it well. Starts at 7.30 ,bring a cushion as the Church seats are hard.

The heavy rains over the weekend did little or no damage here in the Millstreet area, baoichas le Dia. But our hearts went out to all those in other places who have been subjected to such expense, hardship and worry as a result of having their homes and businesses flooded. Lots of them losing the basic needs , such as dry floors, clothing, bedding. footwear   and all that kind of thing. It would be nice if a collection point could be arranged where those on dry land could donate these items which are so necessary if you haven’t got them.

The goodness of people knows no bounds at times of crisis. This is borne out here now also where little baby Jacob is concerned,  Two concerts will be held in Drishane Castle for his benefit on December 4th & 6th. further to that many people and groups are coming forward to help. A note from Nora Shine ,from Meelin she informs me that the people up there have arranged Disco and a sponsored Walk for the cause. Private donations coming in and I have a note here from Baby Jacob’s Parents to say that they are overwhelmed by the amount of support and kindness that they are getting at this difficult time.

Here are the results of this weeks parish lotto draw which was held at Tarrants Bar on Sunday night.Numbers drawn were 9, 14, 18,28 and the Jackpot was not won. €100 went to the Galway Family, Killkenny, the sellers were Lehane and Robert and they got €50 sellers prize, €50 went to Dermy Moynihan, Rathmore,    €20  each to K. O Sullivan, Killarney Rd, William  Egan Churchtown,  Mike O Donovan, NewMarket,   Ann Cullinane, Drishane View,   Hanna Moylan, Coole,   John O Sullivan, Gneeveguilla,  Sean Casey, Rathmore,  and Danny Sheehan, Kanturk. Jackpot for next week €15,800.

And an important note here from the Lotto Committee. The following decision was made on Sunday night .   It says that if the Jackpot is not won by December 20th it will be divided and raffled off on that night, with many people getting a chance of a win.

Out at St Colemans Church in Macroom,  Cairde MuintirMhuire

will host Prayer Through Song, with the renowned Gospel Singer David Parkes ,on Tuesday December 1st at 8pm. Doors opening a 7.15 Admission €10. Proceeds to Cairde Muintir Mhuire .

Dromtarriffe annual Bazaar will be held this Sunday November 29th at their Community Centre from 2 to 6pm. Proceeds in aid of Dernagree, Dromagh and Rathcoole National Schools.

Our ICA are hosting an evening on Interior Design ,to-night, at the GAA Hall, given by the well-known Dagmar Ott ,Starting at 8

Open Night at our Community School this Thursday from 7,30 to 9.

The Al-Anon Family Group will hold an information meeting, at the GAA Hall on Monday November 30th at 8.30.  If you have a drink problem or affected by someone ho has then this is for you. Open to the public, All welcome.

Meeting of the Parents Association of our Primary School will take place at the Youth Centre to-morrow Wed night, starting at 8.30.

Contact the Millstreet Country Park at 029 70810 for details of their Christmas Festivities. On certain days during the month of December.

On Wednesday December 2nd our Community school will host an evening of Festive Cooking ,Entitled “Tastes of Christmas”given by Master Chef

Frank Moynihan,  . Admission €10 ,Proceeds to Baby Jacob.

The Cullen Branch of IFA will hold a meeting at the Cullen Community Centre on Tues. Dec 1st .On the night ,Branch members will be invited to vote for the candidate of their choice in the IFA Presidential Elections.

Maths Grinds available at any level. Contact 086 873 04 01

Please take note that our Town Park will be closed from Wednesday November 25th to January 1st 2010 in preparation for the Greyhound Coursing which will be held on December 30th & 31st.
The Duhallow Finals of Scór na Óg take place in the Edel Quinn Hall, Kanturk on Sunday  commencing at 2pm. From a mixed bag of cultural entertainment in music, song and dance, Millstreet compete in a number of categories.

Bingo at our GAA Hall every Thurs Night. Jackpot this week E1,200

A note here from our Development Group to say

  • Christmas lights will be turned on the 4th December 2009
  • We are having a marquee in the square from the 17th  – 24th December  from 12 – 5 each day with a Christmas market
  • There will be carol singers in the square the weekend of the 18, 19, and 20th December being done by local schools.
  • Santa will be at the youth centre on Saturday and Sunday 18 and 19th December from 1 to  4 0 Clock.
  • Christmas music will be played in the square area from the 17 – 24 December 2009

We are encouraging people to shop local this Christmas and protect jobs,

As I mentioned last week The Kerry Youth Service which is based in Millstreet are in need of Volunteers. It is hoped that with their help to run a Drop-In Centre for 18yr olds on Thurs from 7to10 o’clock.

Kyds runs 4 Youth clubs in the area. In Ballydesmond, Boherbue, Dromtariffe & Millstreet.All volunteers would be able to avail of training courses For full details contact 087 277 49 19.

45Drive in aid of our local Hospital at the Green Glens December 8th at 8.45.

Wedding Fair at the same venue in January 24th.2010.

And finally be reminded of the new mass times this weekend. Vigil Mass in Millstreet, 6.30, in Cullen at 8.

Sunday Morning Mass in Millstreet 8.30 , Ballydaly 9.30 Cullen 10.30 and second Mass in Millstreet at the new time of 11.30 .

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