On Sept. 30th 1897 St. Therese of Lisieux died at the age of 24. She had become known worldwide as “The Little Flower”. Last year Mass was celebrated on that date in Drishane Church and likewise this year of 2010. The Celebrant tonight (30th Sept. 2010) was Fr. John Fitzgerald, P.P., Millstreet. Exquisite music and [read more …] “Drishane Mass on the eve of the Feast Day of St. Therese of Lisieux”
Children from Cullen and Carriganima National Schools attended the Kerry Life Education Mobile Unit within which a wonderfully educational presentation superbly co-ordinated by Séamus Whitty took place in the Car Park of Cullen [read more …] “Kerry Life Education Mobile Unit in Cullen”
Last night (Wednesday 29th September) we had our prize giving for the annual best frontage in Millstreet. The prizes were presented by our chairman Mr. John O’Keeffe, Margaret Moynihan and Kathleen Crowley. The prize winners were:
- in the Commercial Category – Reen’s Pharmacy, Main Street, and
- in the Residential Category: Mrs. Mgt Smith Murphy’s Terrace.
The following were highly commended: Noel & Eileen Collins, Clara road; Paddy & Helen Sheehan, Murphy’s tce; Joan Wall, Station Road, Mary Murray O’Callaghan, Woodlawn Drive.
with thanks to Millstreet Tidy Towns for the above article
This Saturday Ann-Marie McCarthy launches a book entitled “Of Constant Heart – Conversations with wise Women in Ireland“.
Amongst the wise women in the book is our own Eily Buckley (who does the Regional Report every week). Here is a a short extract from her conversation with Ann-Marie in the book:
I’ll tell you… one beautiful day, I can still feel the warm sun on my face, Dan and myself were coming away down the road, linking arms after putting the cows away. We met a school bus going up the byroad. The inspector stopped and asked us something about route or roads or something. As it sailed away down the road from us, Dan said, “That is something you could do. You could drive a bus.” I said, “I could never do that.” “You could,” he said. “You have plenty of experience driving the tractor around the land and driving the car and all the rest of it.” So, I applied for the job and got it. I trained for three or four weeks then took my test and passed it. I was driving a bus the following Monday morning. That opened another big life for me. But that was Dan the whole time … <read the full extract>
At the book-launch this coming Saturday Eily will host a conversational workshop from 2:00-3:45pm with topics that will be finalised with the participants on the day. Later at 4pm she will be in a Wisdom Council that will discuss passing wisdom to future generations. [read more …] “Our Wise Woman”