Regional Report 1023 – 27th July 2010


Eily Buckley

Dia is mhuire diobh go leir a cairde and welcome to news report 1023 from Millstreet.

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

This weekend we welcomed our new Parish Priest Fr. John FitzGerald, he will have the daunting tack of presiding over the entire parish, with its three churches and a sprawling congregation. And as we welcome him in we assure him of our full support and co-operation. And may God bless his work.

And on the subject of people I want to say well done to the places who have started to hold ,”getting–to-know-the-neighbours” gatherings . In these days of doom ‘n gloom and uncertainty there is nothing more encouraging than to know the name of all those around you and be on friendly a familiar terms with them, I hope the idea grow and flourish in many other places.

Some of our National School children have been involved in drama classes with the children from may other countries now living at Drishane Castle, and on Friday afternoon  next they will give a display of their arts at Drishane. As well as that some of our people are engaging in food tasting and cooking with some of the adult ladies of Drishane. All with the view to breaking down barriers between people regardless of race or creed.

Exposition of the Blessed Sacrement in our Church in Millstreet every Wednesday from 10.30 to 8.30 pm.

Morning Masses as usual at 10am but on Fridays from now on the daily Mass will be at 7,30 pm only. The Friday morning mass is discontinued.

All morning Masses in Cullen are discontinued.

Parish Office opened every Monday, Tuesday and Friday from 10am to 5, closed one hour for lunch.Number 029 70043.

The Tourism branch of our Development  Group will host a gala Dance at the Wallis Arms Hotel on Friday August 6th. Entitled Mid-Summer Madness it will include a BBQ, plus a €100 prize for the Best Summer outfit on the night. Early music by the Celt followed by a Disco with DJ Mark Nev, and all for a mere €10 . So start looking out for that prize-winning outfit.

Church Gate Colections in aid of Mallow Hospital will be held this weekend July 31st and Aug 1st at Ballydaly, Dernagree and Dromtarriffe.

Further to that I have a letter from Michael Corkery Chairman of the Dromahane Supporters of Mallow Hospital to say that they are hosting a 24hour hurling marathon in Mallow on Friday /Saturday September10th and 11th.with the view of entering the Guinness Book of Records. 46 GAA Clubs from Duhallow and Avondhu have nominated a player  This Marathon will be launched at the Mallow GAA club this Thursday evening July 19th and all are welcome.Please give it your full support.

The Blood Transfusion Service want to thank the 138 people who gave blood when they came to town recently.

Aloe Vera promotion at the Clara Inn Wednesday  August 4th.

Well done to the people of Cullen on running another successful Vintage and Thrashing day in aid of their special Needs Association at the weekend.

Feile Duhallow August 27-29th.

Millstreet Summer Show August 10 –15th.

All the fun of the great out of doors at our beautiful Country Park again this  Bank Holiday weekend. Special discounts .

Millstreet Library will host workshops on art, given by Amanda Wright on Thursdays from 3 to 4 pm. Suitable for children and adults. For details contact 029 21920.


Millstreet Juvenile GAA would like to congratulate its U.16 footballers who defeated Boherbue in the Duhallow League Final Friday night last in Cullen. Millstreet 2-06 Boherbue 1-07.

They would also like to congratulate their U.14 hurlers who won a county hurling title last Thursday night in Blarney. They defeated Ballinhassig on a scoreline of Millstreet 2-15 to Ballinhassig 3-04.

Special thanks to all the supporters who travelled on the night. It meant a lot to the team and mentors.

Last evening, Millstreet were defeated  by Freeemount in the Duhallow Junior A Hurling Championship played in Banteer.

I want to extend a very fond Cead Mile Failte to all those who are visiting us at the moment, especially Tommy & Breda (O Leary) Sheehan,(Ceim & Gortavehy) who are home from Australia and Pat McSweeney and his sister Sheila and the Children who are home from the USA. The joy of welcoming old friends is beyond measure, We do  hope they enjoy their stay.

Here are the results of this weeks parish lotto draw which was held at McCarthys bar  on Sunday night , Numbers drawn were, 2 19, 30, 31 , and the jackpot was not won. €100 went to T.M c/o Tommy Tucker. Tommy got the sellers prize of €50, €50 went to the Randals Family, Minor Row. €20 each to Bernie Lane, Caherdowney, Con Dennehey, Murphy’s Tce.Geraldine Goggin, Minor Row, Patricia O Carroll. Tanyard. Mick Walsh, Carriginma, Mary O Connor, Minor Row, Gillian Gilurn, Killarney Rd,  and Michael O Connell, Dernagree.  Jackpot for next week €6,800 the draw at the Clara Inn on Sunday night.

Agus sinn a bfuil a cairde,  Slan is Beannacht De libh go leir.

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