Regional Report 1024 – 3rd August 2010


Eily Buckley

Dia is mhuire diobh go leir a cairde and welcome to news report 1024 from Millstreet.

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

On behalf of our community I’d like to say a fond céad míle fáilte (hundred thousand welcomes) to all those who are visiting us at the moment. We have lots to see and do and our mountain scenery is the best for walks or car-drives.

New loop walks are being signposted all the time, helping the walking enthusiast to enjoy their trip to the full. Further to that some beautiful new B ‘n  Bs have opened up close to the town, and some people in more remote areas along the Munster Way are beginning to show an interest. This would be a very welcome development. Anybody with an interest should contact IRD Duhallow at 029 60633.

And be reminded that our Town Park is a beautiful place to take a leisurely strole or a speedy run. The children’s playground there is state of the art, we have a double Tennis Court, Pitch ‘n Putt, as well as many ball game pitches.

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A War Baby – Rags to Riches

This is a story about a baby who was born in to poverty in a back street area of Birmingham, just before the outbreak of World War II.

He suffered with ill health during the early part of his life and had little education leaving school at age of fifteen.

But with the help and determination of his mother, whose unceasing belief in him, drove him onwards and upwards and a chance meeting with an Irish colleen from Millstreet, County Cork who brought with her the luck of the Irish.

Tom Grainger was recently featured here on raising money for the Baby Jacob Fund selling pieces of wood-turning art in SuperValu. His website is and the books cam be purchased there. Tom himself says that the books feature many Millstreet people.