Regional Report 1015 – 1st June 1010


Eily Buckley

Dia is mhuire diobh go leir a cairde, and welcome to news Report 1015 from Millstreet.

Fondest greetings dear listeners and I wish you all the best on this soft and sunny Tuesday morning June 1st.

Our busy week of events went off fine here in Millstreet. The Golden Jubilee celebration in honour of Mons. Manning on Friday night was a wonderful occasion. It began with 8 o’clock Mass in our church, with over twenty priests attending. Many members of his family came the celebrate with him. The parish choir were well prepared and the pipe band greeted the large crowd as they left the church to go to the GAA Hall where many presentations were made to our beloved pastor on the occasion of his golden Jubilee and retirement. Presentations were also made to his faithful staff Mary Ann Buckley who has worked at the Presbetry since 1988 and cared for Canon Browne, Canon O Donovan, as well as Mons.Manning. Margaret Kelleher was specially honoured for her great work a sacristan, following in the steps of her late grandmother and her mother, who herself was honoured by the pope himself for her dedication to Ballydaly church. Some lovely refreshments were then served and music was laid on by our Comaltas Group. Well done to all who arranged this great event.

The Garden Fete on Sunday at Drishane was slightly dampened by light rain. But it did nothing to dampen the spirits of crowds of people who came to support the great cause for which it was held. The Baby Jacob cause has won its way into the hearts and minds of people from near and far. And the traffic jams on the approach roads to Drishane on Sunday proved it. I was delighted to meet our own Patricia Messenger there with her own little adopted, daughter, Marsha now 16 years of age who was born blind deaf and dumb,  in Belarus  and lovingly cared for now at her Mallow  home.  It was great to see Frankie Quirke and his massive Brass Band there , I could go on and on. Our Website will contain all the details of  the Drishane Garden Fete, my limited spot on radio just could not do it justice. Well done to the Duggan Family and all their helpers, they did us proud in the eyes of the many nationalities whom  were in Drishane on Sunday.

Out in Kilcorney the two-day event to celebrate the centenary of their famous Feis was another great success, as was the very enjoyable Round the Fire Singing session that was held in Aubane on Monday night.

Another full week coming up. The annual Masses at our cemeteries will be at Drishane to-morrow Wednesday night and at St. Marys on Friday night, both starting at 8pm.

And for the first time ever our Corpus Christi Procession will be held on this Saturday June 5th, starting out from our church after the Vigil ,6.30 Mass , there will be benediction at the Square and all are invited to take part.

Notes for Clara News are due in this weekend.

Coffee morning in aid of Haiti at the home of Nono and Con O Connor, Kippagh on Saturday June 5th.from 10 to 1.

Our Car Park in the West End will be closed on Wednesday, Thursday & Friday of this week.

Students of our Community School raised €9,600 in the past year for various charities.

Fundraising dance coming up at the Wallis Arms Hotel on June 11th in aid of Star Trax Recording Studio. See posters for program.

And look up our Website for the list of activities coming up at our beautiful Country Park on Bank Holiday Weekend. But no need to wait till then its opened every day with all park facilities up and running.

Ideal place to take your visitors.

Here are the results of this weeks parish lotto draw which was held at the Mal Passo Bar on Sunday night. Numbers drawn were 8 , 15, 30, 31 and the jackpot was not won. €100 went the Kathleen O Sullivan, Cloghoulamore, the seller was The Clara Inn and they got € 50 sellers prize. €50 went to Aiden Downey, Millstreet, €20 Mary O Sullivan, Kilcorney, Mgt. Mc Cormac c/o Tarrant’s Bar, Abina O Sullivan, seller Tommy Tucker, Joan Sheehan, Rathmore, Donnie Kelleher, Priests Cross, John Foley, Glenleigh, Nora O Keeffe, Keale,  &

Darragh Murphy, Rathduane. Jackpot for next week €5,200 the draw at Mc Carthy’s Bar on Sunday night.

Millstreet captured the Duhallow Junior B Hurling League title following a win over Banteer in Millstreet on Saturday last.
Millstreet incurred a defeat to Carbery Rangers in the Co. U12 Football C’Ship played in Rosscarbery.

Millstreet V Newmarket in the SingletonCup on Saturday in Millstreet at 5.45
All eyes on Killarney on Sunday next for the meeting of Cork and Kerry in the Munster Senior and Junior Football Championships.Enjoy them all.

Agus sinn a bfuil a cairde, slan is beannacht De libh go leir.

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