Dia is mhuire diobh go leir a cairde and welcome to news report 997 from Millstreet.
Fondest greetings dear listenes and I wish you all the very best on this cold ‘n frosty, Tuesday morning.
Time and time again Francie Duggan writes a beautiful poem on the Website, about someone who has died in his native Millstreet and this week is no exception. His fitting lines about the late Lily Guerin (Justice) is a joy for those who knew her well. Well done again Francie.
At the monthly meeting of the Community Council, which was held on Tuesday night, it was decided to host a Community Awards Social again this year. It will be held at the Wallis Arms Hotel on Friday March 12th. Categories are for Service to the community, Hall of Fame, Youth Award, Cultural and Arts, & Unsung Hero. People are asked to nominate people or person whom they consider best entitled to come under any one of these headings. Please contact Secretary, Marie Bourke, or any council member.
Millstreet Camogie Club held their annual social on Saturday 16th January 2010 in the Wallis Arms Hotel. V.I.P’s on the night were the victorious Under 11 team who won the Avondhu Under 11 league in 2009. The “YOUNG” and the very young bopped the night away to the brilliant sounds of D.J. Dave. (Pics Geraldine Dennehy)
There were some turning heads in Millstreet yesterday on seeing a hiker walking through the town. Not that hikers are unusual at all around here, but the fact that he was accompanied by a dog and goat! All in a days walking for Nathan Kingerlee, or should I say a week and a half’s walking! They are walking the Blackwater Way (168km) in aid of Kerry Mountain Rescue, and passed through Millstreet yesterday on their way to Geararoe B&B on the Macroom road. In Millstreet:
… People seem to very much take it in their stride, when they see us coming; although we did get a couple of strange looks, one couple crossed the street to avoid us, and Bob gave a little old granny a bit of a fright when he went to say hello to her!…
He is writing a blog every day of the trip, and yesterday he featured his trip to Millstreet. It’s an interesting read, with some great pictures.