Regional Report 1028 – 31st August 2010


Eily Buckley

Dia is mhuire diobh go leir a cairde and welcome to news report 1028 from Millstreet.

Fondest greeting dear listeners and I wish you all the very best on this beautiful Tuesday morning the last day of August.

The beautiful weather continues to make work and play very enjoyable for everyone. For the past couple of weeks people are out picking blackberries, some for the very first time and seeking advice from the more experienced about how to make jam, the proper sugar to use, how to freeze them and so on. On the wider scale the grain harvesting is almost complete with returns as were seldom seen as good  before, and prices up 50%, because of the drought in other countries. Everything else like silage, potatoes, vegetables etc.  falls into the same  line. The fine weather brought young and old out in the great out of doors to enjoy country walks, trips to the sea, or just messing around at home.

The schools are re-opening this week and for once the children have a fine summer to their backs as they face the confines of the classroom. And please be on the lookout for the extra traffic ,especially around schools, school buses and so on.

The annual September Fair was held in the town on Sunday, always a great day out for the family. Meanwhile a group with Sean Radley on board headed off on Keeley’s bus for a cruise on the Shannon. Sean  and driver Willie FitzGerald, recorded  it for LTV2.

Heritage week was brought to a close here on Sunday when a bus tour organised by Tim Browne ,did a tour of some of the historical sights around Millstreet, with Fr. Sean Tucker as orator. taking in Knocknkilla Stone Circle, St John’s Well, Kerrymans Table. Kilmeedy Castle where they enjoyed a beautiful meal al fresco ,ably prepared by the ladies of the group. Then they took the mountain road  over Bealac, to Ballydaly, where the group leader Fr. Sean Tucker pointed out the ancient buriel ground .

Then on to Mountleader House, again for another  very interesting talk. The day ended with a rousing traditional session at Bob’s Bar in Kanturk. A truly excellent day, well done to the organisers and helpers.

To-morrow we are into September with some interesting events coming up. From 18th to 25th our friends from our Twin Town in Britteny Pommerit le Vicompte, will be coming to celebrate the  25th year of the project.

An Australian Film Company are doing a documentary on the history of the  EuroVision Song Contest and as we were one of the places to host it, they are coming here . Accompanying them will be the winner seventeen years ago Niamh Kavanagh.

Two groups from far away Nebraska are also  due here later in the month.

The Millstreet Development Group are meeting regularly in an effort to keep our place on the map in spite of the recession. They will hold their AGM at the Wallis Arms Hotel on Wednesday September 15th. Please give them your full support at all times.

A note from Jerry Kelleher to say that the newly formed St. John’s Well football team  Aubane will have their first outing in a match against Cullen at 6.30 in Millstreet on Saturday evening. The team is made up of players from Cloghoula and Kilcorney  as well as Aubane. So please support it well.

If you are a second level student about to move to third level

there is an information evening on the subject at IRD Duhallow on Wednesday September 15th. ring 60633 for details.

Still with IRD. They are organising transport to the National Ploughing Match in Athy Sept 21-23,  Again ring them for details.

Booking is essential.

The new season is starting at Ionad Cultura,starting with a  Traditional Concert on September 18th, with Jackie Daly, Matt Canitch and John Faulkner. Number for booking 026-45733.


Millstreet take on Knocknagree in the opening round to the Duhallow Junior B Football Championship in Knocknagree on this Friday evening at 6.30pm.
In the same competition, St Johns face Cullen in Millstreet on Saturday with a 6.30pm throw in.

Our lovely Country Park still a great place to see and enjoy and take your visitors.and with Autumn setting in it takes on a beauty all of its own. Look up their Website for Details.

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

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

Numbers drawn were, 13, 22, 24 , 30 and the Jackpot was not won. €100 went to Tommy Tucker, he was also the seller and got €50 sellers prize. €50 went to Nikki and Megan Coleman, €20 each to Betty Goggin, Con O Connor, Rathrue, Fiona O Connor, Tullig, Teresa Casey, Tullig,

Nora Scannell, Clara Rd. Nichola Lawlor ,Rathmore, Val O Connor, Woodland Drive, and Pat Joe & Joan Creedon, Cloghoula, Jackpot for next week €2,600,the draw at the Mal Passo on Sunday night.

Augu sinn a bfuil a cairde ,for the new C 103 ,this is Eily Buckley saying slan is beannacht De libh go leir.

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