Regional Report 1,000 16th February 2010

by

Eily Buckley

Dia is mhuire diobh go leir a cairde and welcome to News Report 1,000 from Millstreet.

Fondest Greetings dear listeners and I wish you all the very best on this very,very, special Tuesday morning.

This is Shrove Tuesday, so we can all stuff ourselves with those lovely pancakes, before we give up some of our favourite things for the six weeks of Lent  which starts to-morrow with Ash Wednesday. And it’s a day of  Fast and Abstinance. Holy Ashes will be distributed  at  Millstreet Church at Masses at 10am and 7pm. In Cullen at 7.30 and Ballydaly at 8pm. Trocaire Boxes are available at the end of the church.

As this is the milestone 1,000th edition of the Millstreet Regional Report, it would be nice if everyone left a nice comment in appreciation of Eily and all those involved over the years in producing the report week-in-week-out. Click here to leave a comment

Notes for the March issue of Clara News are due in to the Editor this weekend.

The annual church gate collections in aid of the Millstreet Sheltered Housing Complex will be taken up this weekend, February. 20/21 in Millstreet, Ballydaly, Cullen, and Dromagh. Helpers welcome  contact 029 70926 if you’d like to be there for them.

Dromtarrife Senior Citizen’s Party on Sunday Feb 21st, starting at 12.30.

Banteer Ploughing Match will start at 11.30 on Sunday February 21st at Drumcomer, Kanturk.

For full details contact Micheal Twomey at 086 915 25 06, as soon as possible.

A note here from Canon Declan to say that a very important meeting about Stations ,will be held at Cloghoula School on this Thursday night starting at 8.30,The areas for this meeting are, Kilmeedy, Carrigleigh, Cloghoulamore, Cloghoulabeg, Knocknakilla,Willowbrook, Gneeves, Adrivale, Curracahil, Curragh, Ballinatona, Ballyvouskil, Carrigacooleen, and Cahirdowney. People from  these areas are asked to come along and help to form a rota which will see the Stations on a sound foundation for many years to come.

Community Council meeting at the Wallis Arms Hotel to-night, at 8.30, to discuss  plans for their Awards  Social which will take on Friday March 12th.

ICA meeting at the GAA Hall to-night starting at 8pm. Collette Vaughan, from the NewMarket Social Welfare Department will attend.

All welcome.

County IFA meeting in Bru Columbanus ,Cork ,tonight at 8.30.

Millstreet Gramaphone Circle meeting this Friday night at the Canon O Donovan Centre starting at 8.15. Presenter Rita Scannel, Killeagh.

Coffee morning in aid of local Charities at the GAA Hall on Friday February 26th. from 9am. to 2pm.

Fr. Gerard O Leary would like to say a word of sincere thanks to the people of Millstreet, Ballydaly, and Cullen for the many kindnesses shown to him on his departure from our Parish.

Another feast of local television coming up for you this week at the usual times on Wednesday and Thursday nights and on Sundays from 5pm.

Our newly-founded Knitting club is going from strength to strength, Its on again this Thursday night from 7 to 9, at our Adult Learning Centre in the Main St. More people welcome.

Gala Concert by our own Anne Marie O Riordan at the Briery Gap in Macroom this Friday night.February 19th. at 8.30.Truly a show not to be missed.

The Muskerry  Vintage and Veteran Car Club will hold their 17th annual Dinner Dance at the Abbey Hotel this Saturday February 20th ,Music by the Threshing Mill Boys , Tickets at €27.50 from any committee member.

A note here from someone who signs himself John, to say that,there are many areas around Millstreet which are now live under the
National Broadband Scheme (NBS) from Broadband provider 3. Broadband costs just 19.99 euros per month. I am in the area as a 3 sales rep. over the coming weeks. My contact  is 083 3106562.  Regards John.

See details on the website.

Here are the results of this week’s parish lotto draw which was held at Corkery’s Bar on Sunday night. Numbers drawn were 19, 24, 29, 31.and the Jackpot was not won. €100 went to Laurance McSweeney. Tanyard, The seller was Millwheel Restaurant and they got €50 sellers prize. €50 went to Eiblis Dunne , Rathcoole, €20 each to Mary FitzGerald, Killarney Rd. John Moylan, Coole, Noreen Stanley , Kilmeedy. John O Leary and Dave Brosnan , Eva, Alex and Elaina Lee, c/o The Clara Inn, Noreen OMahony . Park View, Vyonne O Connor, Keale, and Breda and Julie OLeary, c/o Natural Beauty Salon. Jackpot for next week € 2,200 the draw at the Mal Passo Bar on Sunday night.

Scór na nOg
The All Ireland Scór na nÓg  Finals take place in Athlone on Saturday.
Every success are extended to the Millstreet Instrumental Music group with best wishes also to Boherbue Quiz and set dancers in their quest for All Ireland accolades.

Scór na bPaistí
Millstreet hosted a semi final to the Duhallow Scór na bPaistí last Sunday in the presence of a large attendance. The local team fared well at instrumental music, ballad group, question time, solo singing. recitation and solo music.

Senior Scór
Millstreet will be represented in the Co. Senior Scór Finals on a hosting in the Eire Og GAA Pavillion, Ovens on next Sunday night with the programme underway at 7pm.

GAA
Millstreet were defeated by Knocknagree in the Ducon Cup. On this Friday night, Millstreet meet  Kanturk in the U21 Football C’Ship in Kiskeam at 8pm.

70 people took part in the WeighIn in Cullen last night, and 119 lbs lost.

Agus sinn a bfuil a cairde, my many thanks for all you kindness and help over the years which enabled me in no small way to reach New Report 1,000 Slan is beannacht De libh go leir.

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17 thoughts on “Regional Report 1,000 16th February 2010”

  1. Fair dues Eily. I hope you will have 1000 more reports keeping us all up to date. A great achievement well done. From the Corkerys Adrivale.

  2. Congratulations, Eily, on reaching this magic 1000th report, one for each of 1000 weeks, extending back to a different century. Your Regional Report is always eagerly looked forward to, being the the best source of current local information.
    Best wishes,
    Kellehers, Cloughoulabeg.

  3. Eily ~ What a truly unique achievement reaching the historic 1,000th Regional Report on c103 and what an amazing voluntary service you have delivered in the most cheerful and splendid manner since the early days of County Sound Local Radio in the early 1990s. Sincere congratulations, Eily, on reaching such a significant milestone on your consistently interesting and hugely popular weekly reports received by thousands of local radio listeners. In recent times of course one can view, anywhere in the world, each of Eily’s Weekly Regional Reports on http://www.millstreet.ie and you can listen live online on http://www.c103.ie on Tuesdays just after 11.30 a.m. which is repeated after midnight later that day (Irish time). It has been a true honour deputising on the rare occasion for Eily. Do look out for our special LTV2 feature on Eily’s 1000th which will be broadcast on Thursday, 18th February at 10.00 p.m. on our weekly local television programme edited this week by Mike Sheehan of “Heart to Heart” fame. The programme is repeated on Sunday, 21st February at 8.00 p.m. and we hope to feature highlights of that section of the programme on our LTV2 You Tube Channel linked to http://www.millstreet.ie at a later stage. Again, Eily, people all over the world are most grateful to you. Take a very, very big bow, Communicator Supreme!
    (Seán Radley…17th February 2010)

  4. Your weekly reports have been a pleasant way for me to keep informed, between visits, as to the events that transpire in my favorite Irish town. Congratulations on reaching this particular milestone (1000th Regional Report)!

    I only hope that I might be able to congratulate you again, when you complete the NEXT.

  5. Hats off to you Eily! I am sure that when your 1,000th report went out, accross the globe this week, many Millstreet exiles raised a glass and said ‘Dea-shlainte agus buiochas a ghabhail leat’.

  6. Eily, Will raise a glass of something bubbly for you on your accomplishment! I do remember the earliest call-in reports and all your hard work getting this thing going. Then dealing with all the technology changes. You are a marvel. You were so blessed to have the support of a man like Dan, God love him!
    Sylvia and Kathy in Massachusetts

    1. Hi Sylvia and Kath, Great to hear from you on what is a joyous occassion for me, didn’t think I’d make it. Kiss the ground in Boston for me and keep well.xx

  7. Eily – Congratuations on this milestone. We keep track of your reports weekly and are proud to know you. We can’t see the TV show, but are happy with what we do get. Keep up the good work!
    Joe & Marie Denehy, Gorham, Maine

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