Regional Report 1035 – 19th October 2010


Eily Buckley

Dia is mhuire diobh go leir a cairde and welcome to news report 1035 from Millstreet.

Fondest greetings dear listeners and I wish you all the very best on this very calm morning following a wet night.

Many congratulations to the lovely Angela McAuliffe, Mount Leader, on winning the €1,000 cash-call on C103 last week.

And every good wish to the lovely Áine Collins who has thrown her hat into the ring for Fine Gael in the next General Election. She can be assured of our every support.

The National Dairy Show was a great success at the Green Glens Arena on Saturday, and much thanks for its success goes as usual to our own local organisers. They leave no stone unturned every year to pave the way for the elite of the bovine world to come and show off their valuable stock and everything that goes with them. There was Flower arranging and Cookery demos for the ladies, so a great time was had by all. Well done all round.

This week beginning on Thursday we will have the annual pony show, again at the Green Glens. Patrons come from all parts of the country to take part in this show which is run every year for charity. The tiny tots on pony back are lovely to watch, The final night which is Sunday night is an event not to be missed when riders who have reached the age of 16 have to move on to a higher grade, Their graduation ceremonies are a must to see, with fancy dress, pony antics and lots more. Admission is free throughout, and all are welcome.

There is a note here from Our local Comhaltas Group asking people if they have any musical instruments that they no longer need. The group would be very glad to have them to give to young people who maybe held back from the joy of playing music just because they cant afford an instrument. Contact 087 2596564 or contact me ad I will help.

An extremely nice Art and Poetry exhibition was held over the weekend at O’Driscolls in the Square. Organised by Le Cheile, it was opened on Friday by Senator Dan Boyle. All the work of the exhibition was done by the Asylum Seekers at Drishane. Their verses are a heart-rending expressions of their  quest for freedom. Having left in fear from their own home countries they still find themselves bound and restricted by the laws of the world at large. All they want is a chance to get on with their lives and until the can do that, let us at least offer them a little warmth and friendship.

The AGM of our Community Council will be held on Tuesday October 26th, at the Youth Centre.

The AGM of  Parents Association of Millstreet National Schools takes place on to-morrow Wednesday night at the Youth Centre starting at 8.30.    All parents please attend.

Out at the Glen Theatre they had to pack then in for the three One-Act Plays at the weekend with some of our young actors from Millstreet, coming in for awards from the judges at the Ballincollig  drama competitions. Many congratulations to young Stephen Healy, and Donagh Murphy who excelled themselves on stage.    But the good news is that they will put the three –act plays on again at dates yet to be decided.

But before that, on this Thursday night Oct. 21st they will have Gospel Music and  Blue Grass .

Sunday next 24th. The Shoe-String Theatre ,Charleville will stage their Play entitled “ A Night in November”

And on the following Friday Nov.29th Five Lamp Theatre present,

“ Dear Frankie”, with Nuala Hayes. All shows start at 8.30. 029-56239.

Set-dancing for adults will begin at Dromtarriffe Hall on Wednesday  nights  from 8 to 9.30.

45 drive at Ballydaly hall every Sunday night.

Knitting Club at the Adult Learning Centre to-night and every Tuesday night from 7 to 9. All  welcome

Al-Anon Family Support Group are holding a pubic meeting at the GAA hall on tomorrow Wednesday night at 8.30. Light refreshments will be held and all are welcome.

All are invited to the James O’Keeffe Institute to-night for to learn how to identify the birds in your garden, starts at 7.30  60633 for information.

Please buy home produced food, etc. at every opportunity.

Station  Mass this week is at the home of Willie & Maura Kiely for Liscahane, Mount Leader & Geararoe. On Friday night at 8.15.

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

A note from Jack Roche to say that a Musical Trail through the History of Ireland, reaching back to the Tuaithe DeDanan,will be held at Bruach na Carraige, Rockchapel on Tuesday night next October 26th, starting at 8.30.


Millstreet GAA is supporting the Cork County Board promoted Clubs Fund Raising Draw with another new series underway.

Millstreet were defeat by Freemount in the Duhallow Junior B Hurling League semi final,

They were also defeated by Kanturk in the Duhallow U14 Football Knockout Championship Final.

Here are the results of this week’s parish lotto draw which was held at Corkery’s Bar on Sunday night. Numbers drawn were, 1, 6, 29, 30. and the Jackpot was not won. €100 went to Patrick, Connie, and Caroline Daly, c/o Corkery’s Bar. The seller was Corkery’s Bar and they got €50 sellers prize, €50 went to Elizabeth Buckley, Dooneen, €20 each to Michael Buckley, Aubane, Marie Twomey, Priests Cross. Evin O Mahony, Main St.   Virginia Brosnan, Rathduane, Liam Barlette co/o Irish Rail, Ann Kelleher, Moulnahorna, Jack Tarrant, of Tarrant’s Bar, and The Creedon Family, Laught. Jackpot for next week € 4,000, the draw at the MalPasso Bar on Sunday night.

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

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