Regional Report 993 22nd December 2009


Eily Buckley

Dia is mhuire diobh go leir a Cairde and welcome to news report 993 from Millstreet.

Fondest greetings dear listeners and I wish you all the very best on this very seasonal Tuesday morning with treatcherous and snow all around.

Well it won’t be long now. Just a few more days and by all accounts its going to be a white one. I’ll be killed for saying it, but I love snow. And a white Christmas would be such a bonus.

No matter what the weather,the shopping goes on with perhaps some people forced to shop at home because of the weather. The Marquee will be in the Square till Christmas Eve and vouchers at the Credit Union will solve your gift problem at any price, And by what I hear, they are proving very very popular. Some worth €20 each, were offered as prizes on LTV2s program last week and the lucky winners were, Breda O Leary, West End, Sean and Delia Kelleher, Macroom, Kathleen McAulliffe, Millstreet, and John F. Tarrant Rathcoole.Congrats all round.

Still with Local TV. There will be several hours of Local TV on Christmas Day . LTV2 will be from 7-9 and again from 10.30 to 11.30, and will feature some of our choir concert which took place in our church some weeks ago.

Don’t forget the Christmas Day Climb of Mushera in aid of Baby Jacob And the New Years Day plunge into the Blackwater also for good causes.

Bingo in Banteer to-night with a Jackpot of €7,300 and €15,150 in all up for grabs .

A note here from Seamus Curtin to say that out in Kilcorney they will hold a teenage Disco on New Years Eve December 30th for 12 to 16 year olds from 9.30 to 12 Adm €7. Fancy dress optional. DJ is Ivon of Red FM.

The Annual Greyhound Coursing will be held in our Town Park on the last two days of the month.

Our Church is looking great in the run-up to Christmas following the years of renovations. Lovely features have been added including a lovely carved wood cabinet complete with tap, for the Holy Water, Lovingly crafted by Dan Duggan , Changes have also been made to the Entrance doors, to mention a few. Little things,but they mean a lot.

Mass of the Nativity Mass will be said in Cullen at 9 on Chistmas Eve and in Millstreet at 10.30 It will be preceeded by a selction of Carols by our Millstreet Choir starting at 10.00

Masses as usual on Chistmas Day Millstreet 8.30 Ballyday, 9.30 Cullen 10.30, and Millstreet 11.30.

Confessions. In Millstreet on (Thurs)Christmas Eve from 12 to 1.00 and 2.00 to 3.30.

Please take note that the collection at Christmas is in aid of the Church Restoration Fund.

Christmas dues are also due in at this time.They go to the every-day up-keep of our clergy.

Then on next weekend following all Masses in Millstreet, we are all invited to view the newly refurbished Sacristy and Pastoral Centre, in other words the nuns choir which has been up-graded to make it an ideal facility for meetings, choir practice and so on.

Here are the results of this weeks parish lotto draw which was held at MCCarthys Bar on Sunday night Numbers drawn were 6. 14, 22, 26 and the Jackpot was not won. €100 went to Catriona O Mahony, Kilmeedy The seller was Kevin Hickey and he got €50 sellers prize. €50 went to Kathleen O Sullivan, Cloghoulamore. €20 each to Con O Connor, Rathrue , Jerry Pat O Leary, The Square Cia and Zak Jaylin c/o O Shea, John Kelleher, Minor Row. Colin Healy .Murphys Tce, Kevin O Connor, Rathrue, A P O’ Riordan, Glenrath and Mark Neville, Millstreet.

The next Lotto Draw will be on January 10th .It will be at the Clara Inn with a Jackpot of €2,200.

Sport. GAA
Congratulations to Millstreet on overcoming Lyre to capture the Duhallow Junior B Football League title.

Upcoming Millstreet GAA host a Monster Bingo in the GAA Community Hall on New Years Eve commencing at 7pm.
Best of luck to the Millstreet and Cullen participants in the County Scor na nOg Finals in the Eire Og GAA Pavillion, Ovens on Sunday, January 3 at 2.30pm.

So it only remains for me, my dear friends to wish you all a very Happy Christmas. Many thanks to all the lovely people who have made my reports so useful & enjoyable in the past year and years. Please look after each other in his harsh weather. If you know of someone who is in real need ,a whisper to a member of St V de Paul , could make a big difference.

Thanks to all at C103, no one knows the joy that the local reports bring, so the listeners say especially the lonely and those living alone. May God love and keep you well, until we meet le Conamh De in 2010. This is Eily Buckley ,saying ,Slan is Beannacht De libh go leir.


PS. Please take note that when we return in 2010 ,the format of my news report will be changed completely. For one thing it will be for 4 minutes only. The Station have decided to call my report “Mushera”, a decision that I will object to in the strongest possible terms.The Millstreet Report has stood on its own feet since started by Sean Radley many years ago and I will do my best to keep it that way.

I can no longer give an account of past events, no sports , or Lotto results etc.No greetings, or words of thanks to those ho subscribed to good lost or founds, and can only say what’s on in the next 7 days. In order to control the content of reports, they will be recorded on the previous day. A change that I will find very inconvenient.

But worst of all for me, personally, is the fact that I will have to say NO to so many people, Good people who want something high-lighted on air. The radio business ,like everything else is going through tough times so we must all squeeze our belts to try to keep our own afloat.

I look on this as being a further blow to Rural Ireland , the broadbased report was their connection with the wider community.

TG we have our local Web site .(Not that its any good to those who are not into computers) It will prove more important to us more than ever now. Thanks to Hanalie O Connor and Michael Cashman who keep it up-dated on a daily basis. Please give them every support.
Love to all, Eily.

1 thought on “Regional Report 993 22nd December 2009”

  1. Eily, it’s a shame that C103 are putting shackles on their local reporters. I’m glad you have spoken up about it because we’d never have known about their actions. Regardless, whatever won’t be allowed on your regional report, you can put up on
    thanks for sending in your reports every week, michael

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