Regional Report 1004 – 16th March 2010


Eily Buckley

Dia is mhuire diobh go leir a Cairde and welcome to news report 2004 from Millstreet.

Fondest greetings dear listeners dear listeners and I wish you all the very best on this cold but mild Eve of St Patricks Day.

Well our Community Council Awards Social which was held at the Wallis Arms Hotel on Friday night, lived up the all expectations. There was an unprecedented demand for tickets, with many of the committee giving up theirs to accommodate others. A wonderful four course meal was served, then the presentations and speeches went ahead, ably headed by Councillor Noel Buckley and the rest of the night was danced away to the beautiful music of the Celts. Look up the papers and our website for all the details. Many thanks to all who helped in any way to make this important event so successful and enjoyable.

And still with the Wallis Arms and on the same night, the proceeds of our Fancy-Dress Dance which was held last Halloween, was presented to Mr Paul Higgins, president of Cystic Fibrosis, Ireland.It amounted to €25,000.

To help celebrate Mothers Day in style, our beautiful Country Park threw its gates open free, for the Day that was in it. Gave a lovely four course lunch will complimentery glass of wine for €18,50 and laid on a host of novel entertainments. The crowds came in droves, the day was bright and sunny, and a great day was had by all. Baoischas le Dia,

So well done to them all at the Millstreet Country Park, and we wish them a very successful season ahead.

And so on to St. Patrick’s Day Parade. It will be held in the town starting out from Dailygold Stores at 5pm sharp. All the usual prizes for the various categories are up for grabs including a prize for the best dressed window. Traditional music will play on the reviewing stand in the Square prior to the Parade

People are asked to come out and support their St. Patricks Day Parade which in more important than ever in these recessional times.

Our Masses will also reflect the joy of the feast of our National Patron Saint. Traditional music will be played both at the Vigil Masses this evening and again to-morrow.

The 2act comedy entitled Holiday Snaps still attracts the crowds to the Glen Theatre and the will stage it again for your enjoyment on St Patricks Night .

A Church Gate collection in aid of Cope will be taken up at all masses in Millstreet, Ballydaly and Cullen this weekend, March 20/21.

A word of thanks here from The Irish Blood Transfusion Service thanking the 156 donors who gave blood on their recent visit to  Millstreet.

Many thanks also from the Irish Heart Foundation to those who supported their recent church gate collect which amounted to €1,626.

And the Church Restoration Committee wish to Thank Patricia Guerin for €600 which was part of the €1,800 that she raised for  three local needy cases.

Traditional Band “Loose Connections” will hold a gala concert at The Glen Theatre on Sat March 20th, starting at 8.30.

The annual Maurice O Keeffe weekend will be held this year on the first week in April , and this time it will be dedicated to that great Sliabh Luachra Man, Dan O Connell. Details on posters.

Still with things traditional, a note from Jack Roche to say that they will host a St Patrick’s Weekend Seisiun in Rockchapel  on Friday March 19th starting at 8.30 . Special guest on the night, the magic man himself, the great Silvano.

50 people weighed in at Cullen last night and47 lbs weight lost. Only two more  nights left.

Our Gramaphone Circle Monthly Meeting takes place at the Canon O Donovan Centre this Friday night, starting at 8.15 . Presenter Maurice Linehan.

Millstreet Novelty Act were runner up  in the

County  Scór na bPaistí final in  Ovens last Sunday.

The Munster Senior Scór finals go ahead in Ballybunion on Sunday,  Millstreet question time team to compete.

Well done to Millstreet un 16 footballers who defeated Boherbue   under lights in Knocknagree  to capture the delayed 2009 Duhallow football league final.
Millstreet un.14 footballers also got their season off to a good start with an away win over Castlehaven in the County Feile Football Competition on Saturday last, The next round takes place this weekend against Kilnamartra in Millstreet at a time to be appointed.

My system is down so until further notice will you send all news items to Sean Radley please,at 029 70343;

Here are the results of this weeks parish lotto draw which was held at the Wallis Arms Hotel on Sunday night. Numbers drawn were 1, 23, 29 ,32. and the Jackpot was not won.

€100 went to Pat Corkery of Corkery’s Bar, they were also the sellers and got the €50 sellers prize.   € 50 went to Con. O Connor, Rathrue.           €20 each to Mike Twohig Flintfield,. Maurice O Connor, Keale, Eva O Leary, C/o James. Kathy Ann Murphy, Kilmeedy, Sinead and Shane Evans c/o  Bobby. Ann and Meg , Dublin, Mary Murphy, Drishane Rd. and Tom Goggin, Kilcorney. Jackpot for next week €3,000 the draw at Tarrants Bar on Sunday night.

Agus sinn a bfuil a cairde,  this is Eily Buckley saying a very happy St. Pats. Day everyone at home, and in all parts of the Globe. Slan is Beannacht De libh go leir.

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