Regional Report 1051 – 15th February 2011


Eily Buckley

Dia is mhuire diobh go leir a cairde and welcome to News Report 1051 from Millstreet.

Fondest greetings dear listeners and I wish you all the very best on this rather wintery Tuesday morning.

I must say a very special Hello to the lovely Jim Blake, working away in his rural shoe repair shop overlooking the peaceful Adrigole Bay in West Cork. Thanks for mending my shoes Jim at the weekend.

Our Website is well worth looking it up this week. See the popular Linehan Family, Donal, James, Conor and their sister Jayme, following their outstanding success on TG4 on Sunday night on the Feis & Blood competition where they won their way through to the semi finals which will be screened in a few weeks time.

Also you will where see Marc Ellis made history by being the first Millstreet man ever to play on a Cork Hurling team. The Allianz Hurling League Div. 1 match which was played in Cork on Sunday resulted in a five-point win by Cork over Offaly.

A million congrats to the Brilliant team in Meelin on their all Ireland win. They will feature in this week’s program of LTV2.

This is my final opportunity to remind you of the Gala night at the Green Glens on this Saturday night February 19th in honour of Sean Radley’s retirement from teaching. Following the 6.30 Vigil Mass, the parade led by our Pipe Band will proceed to the Green Glens Arena for an evening of  nostalgia, merriment, music and refreshments and lots more. Please turn out in large numbers for this wonderful occasion .Some tickets are still available. Contact me if you can’t get one.

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Memories of Sr. Damien

The National Archives of Singapore have published a synopsis of an oral interview with Sr Damien Murphy (Also known as Sr Peggy), a Drishane Sister who trained in Drishane and worked in Singapore, the Philippines, Australia, before retiring to St Josephs in Cork. She gives her own story as well as bits and pieces of other Drishane nuns.

… Still ‘altogether’. Most of the Sisters in St Joseph’s have Alzheimer’s or have had a stroke. Eleven or 12 retired Infant Jesus Sisters live in St Joseph’s. All entered the convent at Drishane. Started for the missions. Most entered knowing they were going ‘foreign’ to the missions. Still had enough Sisters to run the boarding school at Drishane…

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