Regional Report No. 1.006 (30th March 2010)

Presenter:   Seán Radley (deputising for Eily Buckley)

Good morning, Patricia and greetings, dear Listeners, from Millstreet in Co. Cork.   In this our 1,006th Regional Report we hear about Easter preparations, upcoming “Round the Fireside” features, LTV2 updates ….. and  there’s more – much more!

Our good Friend, Jerry Lehane of the Millstreet National Monument Committee, reminds us that the traditional Easter parade led by Millstreet Pipe Band will proceed from West End after 11.30 a.m. Mass at St. Patrick’s Church onwards to The Bridge and Main Street arriving at our National Monument  in the Square.   This highly significant Celtic Cross memorial of course was unveiled by Austin Stack in 1927 and has undergone a number of  maintenance works over the years.   The most recent restoration work has borne very impressive results.    Remembering the late Conchubhar Ó hÉalaithe  – his daughter, Nóirín, will read the 1916 Proclamation, prayers will be recited, the wreath laid and an address delivered by a significant speaker.

And then on the very same Easter Sunday, 4th April 2010 the spectacular Vintage Family Fun Day will take place at Green Glens in aid of the Millstreet Parish Capital Fund and especially assisting in defraying the costs associated with the magnificent restoration of St. Patrick’s Church, Millstreet.  And a  reminder to have the ticket stubs for the Grand Draw handed into the Parish Office by next Sunday.  Judging by the enthusiastic comments of members of the organizing Committee who were Studio Guests on LTV2 last week – this historic Vintage Family Day will have so much to offer in displays, a very rare mobile creamery, lots of musical entertainment, fun and games galore and so much more.    It begins at 1.30 p.m. on Easter Sunday at the famous Green Glens setting with half the events indoors and the rest outdoors.

And a fortnight after that, Sunday 18th April – it’s Millstreet’s Annual Féile Cheoil at Millstreet Community School as CCÉ Co-ordinator, James Linehan reminds us.    James was one of the guests interviewed by Jimmy Reidy at the  Millstreet related programmes on the “Round the Fireside” series which will be broadcast on 12th and 19th April at 9.50 p.m. (Irish time).     The programmes feature John Coleman, Jack Sheehan, Joanie McAuliffe, Donie Howard, Timothy O’Mahony,   Millstreet CCÉ musicians and singers, James Linehan and Seán Radley.   The broadcasts begin at 9.50 p.m. on both nights.  The transmissions have been recorded for local television by LTV2’s Seán Murphy and Brendan Murphy.

The final night for the Cullen & District Special Needs Association’s Annual Sponsored Weight Loss Programme took place last night, Monday night, 29th March at Cullen Community Centre.   The prizegiving ceremony took place and this year’s project was deemed a great success.

Con O’Keeffe alerts us to a presentation on 9th April at the Glen Theatre in Banteer when Cork’s Everyman Theatre Company will present “Heroes” starring Michael Twomey.   The contact number for events at the Glen Theatre is 029 – 56 239.

An attractive pink lady’s handbag was found in St. Patrick’s Church, Millstreet at the weekend.  It can be collected by the owner at the Parish Office.

This week’s LTV2 Programme is edited by Seán Murphy and lots of entertaining content is assured.

Our local website , with co-ordinators Hannelie O’Connor and Michael Cashman continues to attract ever increasing number of visitors.   Recent updates include video coverage of  highlights from the recent Rathmore Pantomime and from the St. Patrick’s Day parade in Millstreet uploaded by LTV2’s Bernard Crowley.

And our good Friends,  Mary, Dervla and Derek of the now renowned “Crystal Swing” Band who will feature on William Fitzgerald’s LTV2 Programme 163 on Thursday, 8th April have now been recording a new music video at Dublin’s Eircom headquarters.   Every success to this wonderful family from Lisgoold  near Midleton.

The Local Lottery Jackpot of €3,200.00 was not won in Millstreet this week with the Draw taking place at the Bush Bar.   The winning numbers were 5, 6, 28 and 30.  Breeda Cronin won the Seller’s Prize of €50.00. First Prize of  €100.00 went to Clodagh Kelleher, Drishane Road while the 2nd Prize of €50.00 went to Billy Browne c/o Corkery’s.   Each of the following received €20.00 each:  Rosie O’Brien, Nohovaldaly;  Phil Sheehan, Keim;  Danny O’Callaghan, Bolomore;  Jim O’Doherty, Coolroemore, Banteer;  J. Reardon c/o “Millwheel”;  Danny Daly, Claraghatlea;  Margaret Hartnett, Gurrane;  Eileen & Anthony c/o T. Tucker.   Jackpot next week is €3,400.00 with the Draw at the Corkery’s Bar, Millstreet..

Finally, a thought on which to reflect: “It is better to fail in originality than to succeed in imitation!”

For C103 – deputising for Eily Buckley who will, le cúnamh Dé be back again next week  – this is Seán Radley in Sráid a’Mhuilinn wishing you pleasant listening, a very Happy Easter and  until I’m with you again from Millstreet – go gcumhdaí Dé sibh.

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