Regional Report 1021 – 13th July 2010


Eily Buckley

Dia is mhuire diobh go leir a cairde and welcome to news report 1021 from Millstreet.

Fondest greetings dear listeners and I wish you all the very best on this nice rich,calm Tuesday morning.

The people of Cullen enjoyed great celebrations recently when Arch Bishop Raymond Leo Burke of St Louis, came to visit. His forebears came from the Cullen area and his cousins the Cremin, Burke, and McSweeney still live there and came to meet him. He was appointed Prefect  of the Supreme Tribunal of the Apostolic Signatura, by his Holiness the Pope, which is equal to Chief Justice of the United States Supreme Court. Archbishop Burke could very well be in line for Pope at some future point. LTV2 cameraman Wm FitzGerald attended the celebrations and filmed it for your viewing when programs return in September and there’s a full report on our website.

Last week the West Coast of Clare resounded to the sound of music at the Willie Clancy week in Miltown Malbay, with many fans from the South making the journey for their annual feast of traditional entertainment. And to continue the trend I have a note from Jack Roche to say that the weekly sessions have resumed at Bruaic na Carraige,Rockchapel, on  Tuesday nights for July and August starting at  9pm.  Great  nights not to be missed, great place to take visitors and tourists.

Our Knitting Club continues till the end of July,will close for the month of August and re-open in September, le conamh De.

Exposition of the Blessed Sacrement in our Blessed Sacrement Chapel every Wednesday from 10.30 am to 8.30pm. Drop in any time.

A Meeting in Cullen to-night  at 8, to arrange a farewell night for their beloved Fr. Gunn.

Annual Mass at St. Laitherain Cemetery,Cullen Friday July 16th. at 8pm, please note change of date.

Cullen & District Special Needs Association 12th Annual Vintage Rally & Old Time Threshing  Sunday July 25th (Laitiarain Sunday)Cullen GAA Grounds. Fun for all the Family Live Music – Cullen Pipe Band followed by Mike, Helen and Southern Pride. Children’s Sports @2pm Tractor Competitions, Sheep Dog Exhibition, Raffles, Numerous Side Shows.
Meanwhile up in Aubane,
there is an Aloe Vera Product Launch night on Tuesday 20th July at
8.00pm in Aubane Community Centre.   All are welcome to come along and
enjoy this pampering experience.

The Church Gate Collection in Millstreet this weekend July 17th/18th will be in aid of our local Hospital Fund.

Copies of our Parish Financial Report are available at the end of our Church. This report has been prepared by the Parish Finance Council.

Some of the flowers and plants in the town were vandalised over the weekend   and

our hearts go out to the members of our Tidy Towns committee who work so hard to keep Millstreet looking good. And we are appealing to these vandals to refrain from such behaviour in future.

This year will see the annual competition for the best frontage, both private and commercial. Judging goes on over the Summer months after which the winners are announced. So keep up the pressure.

Banteer Show is on this weekend, on Sunday July 18th, Starting at 1.30, Admission is free, It’s a real Family Day, Bouncing  Castles, Pony Rides, Equestrian events, also horticultural section.

At our lovely Country Park this weekend they have the Chris Pardoe Memorial Vintage Run   added to all their usual attractions.

Here are the results of this week’s parish lotto draw which was held at Corkery’s Bar on Sunday night.

Numbers drawn were 5, 7, 21, 32 and the Jackpot was not won. €100 went to

Muireann Lynch, Kilcorney. The seller was Reens and they got €50 sellers prize. €50 went to A. Buckley c/o Patsy Mac. €20 each went  to Joan and Patricia Creedon, Cloghoula, Stephen Kelleher, Mulnahorna, The Higgins Family, England, Robert and Dorothy Guerin, Ballydaly, Phil Sheehan, Ceim, Cathryn O Shea, Lackadota, Kate Buckley, Dooneen, and Noelle & Denise Healy, Keale. Jackpot for next week €6,400 the draw at the Mal Passo Bar on Sunday night.

Sport.          GAA.
Millstreet will play host to the Humphrey Kelleher Memorial U15 Football Cup Final on Saturday.

The tournament remembered a great exponent in Millstreet and Cork football who helped Cork capture the 1973 All Ireland Senior Football Championship title.

The preliminary rounds operate in Dromtariffe and Millstreet from 10.30am

Millstreet face Ballinascarthy in the Regional Minor Hurling Championship in Ovens on this Thursday at 7.30pm.

Agus sinn a bfuil a cairde, for the new C103, this is Eily Buckley saying, many thanks for listening agus Slan is Beannacht De libh go leir

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