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.

A number of girls from the Presentation school have been attending drama classes at Drishane Castle for the past number of weeks, and on Friday  afternoon last they put on a show before a large audience in the function room.

23 nationalities in all took part in this truly delightful display of music song and dance, and afterwards enjoyed  some light refreshments.  This project was organised by the HSE.
Our local Library offers workshops on art for all ages every Saturday from 3-4 , given by artist supreme Amanda Wright. For details ring 029 21920.

This Friday night August 6th all roads lead to the Wallis Arms Hotel for the Dance  of the Year which they are calling Mid Summer Madness. Organised by our Tourist Group ,for a mere €10 you will have dance and BBQ  by O’Learys Family Butchers plus a €100 prize for the best Summer outfit on the night kindly sponsored by O Flynn Medical. Music by the ever popular Celt followed by a Disco with Mark DJ.Truly an event not to be missed.

The Clara Inn will host an Aloe Vera Promotion on to-morrow Wednesday night, August 4th given by John Kelleher, Admission is free and all are welcome. Starts at 8pm.

Its that time of year again when the people of Ballydaly are getting ready to welcome home Fr. Con Kiely , from his mission at Ecuador, They will hold a special night in his honour on Friday night August 20th, so keep that date in mind, More details nearer the time.

Weekly Seisuins at Bruaich na Cairraige in Rockchapel every Tuesday night.

Tidy Towns Annual Church Gate Collection this Weekend August 7/8th.

And of course as always they are asking us to keep Millstreet clean and tidy.

Exposition of the Blessed Sacrement every Wednesday from 10,30 to 8.30 pm, in our Blessed Sacrement Chapel, which is to the right  of the Main Alter. Feel free to drop in any time.

A special gathering at Cullen Community Centre to-night ,as a parting tribute to their beloved priest Fr. Gunn.

And their Special Needs Association would like to say many thanks to all those who made their Threshing & Vintage Day the great success that it was.

Banteer Bingo Jackpot for Tuesday August 3rd will be € 5,300 and Mini Jackpot € 8,000

Bingo in Millstreet every Thursday night at the GAA Hall.

45Drive at the Canon O Donovan Centre every Tuesday 8 30.

Feile Duhallow Aug 27-30.

And finally the date of our Summer horse Show is drawing very near, August 10th to 15th, with entries coming in from all parts of the country. Please get ready to give it your best Welcome  Back, following its absence last year.

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

Numbers drawn were 1,2,21,24 and the jackpot was not won. €100 went to Sheila O Mahony, Kilmeedy the seller was Tony O Brien and he got €50 sellers prize, €50 went to Liam Barrett c/o Irish Rail, €20 each toOrla O Connor, Shanaknuck, Jerry O Leary Rathcoole, Daragh Reardon Millwheel, Noel Cashman, Clara Rd, The Buckley Family Oak Rock, Liscahane, Pat Buckley, Dooneen, Steve O Sullivan c/o Tom O Carroll, and Gary Buiche ,Station Rd. Jackpot for next week €7,000 the draw at the Wallis Arms Hotel on Sunday night.

The fine weather over the weekend was welcomed by the many people of all ages who longed for the out-of-doors, with many people choosing to holiday in Ireland rather than going abroad, which will I’m sure compensate in some way for the drop in tourists from other countries coming here.

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

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