Regional Report 992 15th December 2009


Eily Buckley

Dia is mhuire diobh go leir a cairde and welcome to news report 992 from Millstreet.

Fondest greetings dear listeners and I wish you all the very best on this very cold but seasonal,Tuesday morning.

A very interesting meeting of the Community Council was held at the Wallis Arms Hotel on Tuesday night. Topics for discussion included the upgrading of our Youth Centre and the fitting of Astro-Turf surface on our tennis courts. It was also decided to host a community Council Awards Social this year at a date yet to be decided. Eileen Murphy reported on our Youth Club, and said that there are 64 members now with parents coming to help on Friday nights when they meet from 8 to 10  Theres room for more, but more parents must come on board with the increase in numbers.

The after school service will resume after Christmas. The Defibulators have now been placed at the Youth Centre and at the Garda Station. The full list of trained personnel will be announced in the near future. Joseph Lawlor was co-opted on the Council, on that night.and before the meeting ended a special Presentation was made to Fr. Gerard O Leary on behalf of our Community.

The annual New Years Day Swim at the Blackwater will take place again this year, Proceeds to Irish Cancer Society, Night Nurses and LTV2. Sean Murphy  is one of the brave contender in aid of LTV2, so give him your full support. Refreshments will be served on the River Bank, sponsored by Super Valu.Sponsorship cards are available from the organisers.

The Christmas Day Climb of Mushera Mountain goes ahead as usual this year, organised by the Aubane Social Club .Starts out at 10.30 All are welcome and proceeds will go to the Baby Jacob Fund.

And following the spectacular concerts for the same cause which were held in Drishane, copies of a CD by Marina Cassidy are on sale at the Green Glens at €10 each Proceeds again to Baby Jacob.Ideal gift.

Aubane Christmas Mass and Party this Thursday night starting at 8.30.

The Christmas issue of Clara News is in the shops, beautifully edited as usual by Denis Reardon. Already copies are on their way to far away places around the globe.

Here are the results of this weeks parish lotto draw which was held at the Mal Passo bar on Sunday night. Numbers drawn were 6, 11, 15 ,22 and the lucky winner of our €2.000 jackpot this week was Danny O Mahony, Kilcorney and formerly of Murphys Terrace. The seller again this week was Margaret Burke and she got €200 sellers prize.

Again €20 each went to the following ten people. Jerry O Sullivan, Keale,  Sinead Collins c/o Corkerys Bar, Lena O Keeffe ,Main St.   Eileen Lyons  Tullig,  Gillian O Sullivan, Dooneen, Conor Meade, Cloghoula,/ Jerry O Leary 6 Drishane View  Tim and Breda Murphy, Rathduane, and Kitty McCarthy, Aubane.

Starting off again next week with a Jackpot of €2,000 the draw at McCarthys Bar on Sunday night.

Still with money matters, The Big Draw and Dance, organised by John Joe Herlihy, Knocknagree in aid of the Kerry Hospice and Mary Mount Hospice in Cork raised €22,000 for the cause. Raffles were  held with up to 60 sponsored prizes to be won. The winning list will be on our Web Site in the near future. Mary FitzGerald was the local agent for this great fundraiser so well done to Mary.

The Cullen Special Needs Association want to thanks all those who made their Christmas Mass and Party the great success that it was over the weekend.

And a note from their local teacher Hannah Kelleher to say that the Banteer Drama Group will stage their ever popular comedy Separate Beds on Saturday January  2nd and Sunday 3rd , with all proceeds going to Cullen National School Fund. Please take note of the dates January 2 and   3rd . Details from 029 56239.

Our local Development Group are working their way through their plans for Christmas. Please let me remind you again of their vouchers which can be got at the Credit Union at prices to suit any pocket. They make ideal gifts and can be used in many shops & businesses in the town. Their Marquee will be erected in the Square on this Thurs .and all spaces have been snapped up selling

Chocolate, Cakes, Bread, Cheese, home baking, Soap, jewellery, cards, bags, Christmas tree stands, paintings, animal accessories, hairstyling equipment, Christmas arrangements. And lots more. The marquee will be open from 12 – 5 pm from the 17th to 24th December with seasonal music playing in the town square.

Carol singers will be there from our schools on Friday Saturday and Sunday this week.

And Santa at the Youth Centre on Friday and Saturday December 18 and 19 from 1 till 4 in the afternoon. They are pulling out all the stops to make it a great Chrstmas for Millstreet. Please row in behind them by shopping at home.

Dromtarriffe Parents and Friends of Cope will present the proceeds of their recent FAST to Mr John Clifford of Cope on tomorrow Wednesday night . Its their 40th

year with the organisation and all are welcome at a party in Dromtarriffe Hall.

In Kanturk Traditional Player  Tim Browne is asking for support to run Fieile Duthalla in 2010.Contact him if you can help keep this important event going.A Gala Fundraising Concert will be held at Bobs Bar onWed Dec 30th Musicians include Jackie Daly, Matt Crannitch, Ceili All Stars & Special Guests.

Our Pipe Band have brought out a Calendar this year and it is available in the local shops at €5 each ,another ideal gift.

Christmas Cards on sale in all the shops in aid of our Church Restoration fund. And the recent Sounds of Advent concert raised almost €5,000 for the same cause.The Restortion Committee want to thank all those who helped in any way.

The Farmers Market in Rathmore on Saturday December 19th and Sunday December 20th will include a car Boot Sale in aid of the Alzheimers Society of Ireland. Cars €10. and Vans €25 Details from Pat 086 83 22 460.

A FUNDS for Africa Mass was celebrated at Boherbue Church at the weekend celebrated by Fr. Martin McCormac ,and music by Heart to Heart. It raised good money for Fr McCormac’s missionary work in Swaziland. And the fund is still open.


Millstreet defeated Dromtariffe in the Duhallow Junior B Hurling Championship semi final at Castlemagner on Sunday last. The final is fixed for this weekend against either Banteer or Kanturk.
Also down for decision over the weekend is the Duhallow Junior B Football League Final between
Millstreet and Lyre.

The popular Duhallow Athletic Club Road 5 mile Road Race  promises a record number of entries for the Newmarket to Kanturk showpiece on Sunday commencing at 2pm.
Organisers relate that all proceeds from the upcoming staging will go to Marymount Hospice. The official race starter is Regina Donnelly, Chairperson of the Friends of Marymount Hospice. Sponsorship cards are available from Jerry Twomey, Catherine Higgins and Shane Browne.

Agus sinn a bfuil a Cairde,   Slan is Beannacht De libh go leir.

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