Regional Report 1022 – 20th July 2010


Eily Buckley

Dia is Mhuire diobh go leir a cairde and welcome to news report 1022 from Millstreet.

Fondest greetings dear listeners and I wish you all the very best on this lovely summery Tuesday morning.

A million congratulations to our brilliant Traditional Irish musicians and dancers on doing so well at the Munster Fleadh which was held in Kenmare at the weekend. Both set-dancing teams qualified as did no less than three of the Linehan Family, Jamie, and her brothers Donal and James. They will all compete in the All Ireland Finals to be held in Cavan on August 20th –22nd.

Please look our Website for the exciting news of the return of our Summer Horse Show from August 10th to 15th. According to the Website ,entries are well up on former years ,entry fees are down and prize money is conciderably increased. This is such welcome news for our town and our people. So please get ready to give it your full support.

Hundreds of children from various parts of America have been entertained at the Green Glens over the past weeks and months , as part of the world wide, People to People project.

Our lovely Country Park played host to the  Chris Pardoe Memorial  Vintage rally from Blarney on Sunday who were on a fundraising trip in aid of Cork Alzheimers Society

With large crowds coming to see them and to enjoy all that the Park had to offer. It is opened every day and is a real joy to behold at any time of year.Watch the Web for full details.

The Tourism Group of the Millstreet Development Committee held one of their regular meetings at the Country Park during the week. They are planning a big Welcome Home Festival for 2011. and to help raise money for insurance they are holding a gala Summer Dance at the Wallis Arms Hotel on Friday August 6th. They are calling it a Mid-Summer Madness Dance and BBQ. With a prize of €100 for the best Summer outfit, kindly donated by O Flynn Medical. BBQ by Jerry O Leary, Music by the Celt all for a mere €10 Look up the posters and Facebook.

Aloe Vera Product Launch, tonight on Tuesday 20th July at 8.00pm in Aubane Community Centre.   All are welcome to come along and enjoy this pampering experience.

Monster BBQ at Carrig Mill in Carriginma on Sunday next, July 25th.Starting at 6pm. Music by Tommy G.

Bingo in Banteer to-night Jackpot €5,000, mini Jackpot €7,800.

Bingo in Millstreet every Thursday night .

Exposition of the Blessed Sacrement in our Church every Wednesday from 10.30 to 8.30. Please drop in any time.

Weekly Seisiuns at Bruaich na Carraige, Rockchapel every Tuesday night. for the best of traditional entertainment.

Our  weekly knitting-club meeting continue until the end of July, Closed for the month of August. And will resume in September.

The AGM of IRD Duhallow will be held on Wednesday July 28th.

Artist supreme Amanda Wright will conduct Workshops entitled Box of Butterflies, at our local Library on Thursday afternoons of July and August,for both children and adults. For details contact the  library 029 21920.

Cullen & District Special Needs Assoiation12th annual Vintage Rally and Old Time Threshing this Sunday July 25th. with all the usual attractions, And they are appealing for more helpers. So please answer their call for their great cause.

Millstreet Hospital Fund church gate  Collections will be held in Ballydaly and Cullen this weekend.July 24/25th.

Blood Donation Clinic in Millstreet to-morrow Wednesday July 21st from 5.30 to 9.

And on to-morrow Wednesday also we bid farewell to our beloved priests Mons Declan O Connor and Fr. David Gunn. And welcome Fr. John FitzGerald, nephew of the renowned late,Dan O Connell of Knocknagree.

Millstreet played host to the Humphrey Kelleher Memorial U15 Football Cup Final on Saturday last.

This Tuesday evening, Millstreet meet Kanturk in the Duhallow Junior A Football Championship in Banteer at 8pm.

Millstreet  V Freemount in the Duhallow Junior A Hurling Championship  in Banteer on Monday evening next at 7.30pm

Millstreet Juvenile GAA wish all the best to their U.14 hurlers who take on Ballinhassig in The County B Hurling Final this Thursday 22nd July in Blarney at 7.45pm.Your support would be greatly appreciated.

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

Numbers drawn were 2,3, 17,18. and the jackpot was not won. €100 went to Gerard Rohan, Lackabawn, the seller was Mary O Connor and she got €50 sellers prize, €50 went to Pa. Rohan, Lackabawn. €20 each to Joan Wall , Station Rd, Maurice O Connor, Keale, Gillian Gilburn, Killarney Rd. Judy Lucey, Banteer, James Burke, Cloghoulamore, Claire Cremin .Coalpits, M.F.T. Liscahane, and  Rebecca Cremin, Coalpits, Jackpot for next week €6,600 the draw at McCarthys Bar on Sunday night.

Please keep Millstreet a tidy Town and a fond Cead Mile Failte is extended to all who are visiting us at this time.We hope you enjoy your stay.

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

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