Millstreet Regional Weekly Report – 17th May 2011

Millstreet Regional Report (As Broadcast on c103)

with Seán Radley (deputising for Eily Buckley)

Tuesday,  17th May 2011

Report No. 1064


And a good morning to you, Patricia and welcome, dear Listeners tuned in on c103 and worldwide on the Internet, to Millstreet Regional Report No. 1064.   Today’s report refers to an €8,000.00 figure not just once but twice!  We look forward to forthcoming events including Macra and music related happenings.   And there’s more … much more!

Our report may be accessed on where full results of this week’s Millstreet Lotto may be viewed.   Our Millstreet website has become increasingly popular and due to the inspiring dedication of co-ordinators that includes Hannelie O’Connor and Michael Cashman it is generally updated a number of times on a daily basis.   We post lots of digital images on the site to enhance the experience of various local happenings.    This is especially appreciated by our many web viewers living abroad.   Another recent development on our site is the availability to broadband users of complete LTV2 programmes thanks to the excellent work of LTV2’s Bernard Crowley who uploads the programmes one week following broadcast of the weekly transmissions.


It was Fr. John Fitzgerald, P.P., Millstreet who drew out at the Wallis Arms Hotel the various winning tickets at the Millstreet Parish Capital Fund Draw on Sunday afternoon following the Vintage Tractor Drive by Millstreet Vintage Club who had sponsored the various prizes.   The very well organised Draw realised in excess of €8,000.00 for the Millstreet Church Restoration Fund.  Chairman of the Restoration Committee, Denis Lane was delighted with the generous response of those who supported the praiseworthy Draw.   Denis comments (Heard on c103 transmission).

And here now are the results of the Draw:


1st Prize:  €1,000 – Richard O’Regan, Altamount, Millstreet

2nd Prize: €500 – Mary O’Mahony, Inchileagh House, Millstreet

3rd Prize: €250:  St. John’s GAA Club, Aubane.

4th Prize: €150: Fr. Liam Comer, Dromagh

5th Prize: €150: Galwey Family, Kilkenny

6th Prize: €100:  Marie Twomey, Knockduff, Cullen

7th Prize: €100: Joan Anders, Kilmeedy, Millstreet

8th Prize: €75: Noreen O’Riordan, Gneeveguilla

9th Prize: €75: Foley Family, Ballydonoghue

10th Prize: €50:  Kay Lynch, c/o O’Riordan Family, Ballinatona

11th Prize:  €50:  John Lawlor, Ardfert.


Sunday, 15th May, marked to the very day the 18th anniversary of Millstreet’s Eurovision and may we extend sincere congrats. to Jedward who so magnificently represented Ireland at the Eurovision Song Contest last Saturday night.   And Millstreet figured prominently in Stephen Oliver’s superb worldwide documentary entitled “The Secret History of the Eurovision” which has recently been shown on many television channels.


Mass at Turbid Holy Well on Friday week, 27th May.


On next Friday night, 20th May, at 8.15 in the Canon O’Donovan Centre at Clara Road, Millstreet we have the monthly Millstreet Gramophone Circle presentation.   It is Emmet Kennelly of Tralee who shares his choice of music on this occasion and judging by Emmet’s last exquisite presentation here in Millstreet this Friday’s programme is much anticipated.   All are very welcome.


In the expert hands of the Forde Family & Staff the major current  painting project at St. Patrick’s Church is making steady progress.   Many positive comments have already been received from those who have viewed the completed sections especially noting how very beautiful the tops of the various columns are beginning to appear.


Speaking of Millstreet Church, had you realised that since the church aerial has been very much extended that the signal for television transmission of church services can now be obtained over a much wider area.    To tune in it’s advisable to ask those who are acquainted with such signals to manually tune into Channel 53 UHF when a service happens to be on in the Church.


Great credit is due to All associated with the truly magnificent First Holy Communion ceremony held at Millstreet Church on Saturday last when some 36 children participated so wonderfully in such a meaningful liturgy graced with exquisite singing and marvellous music.


And James Kelleher of Millstreet Macra indicates that they would like to thank all who attended their recent Table quiz held on April 29th and that they are hosting a Charity Concert on Friday May 20th in the Wallis Arms Hotel beginning at 9pm with tickets at €8.00 and all proceeds going to Marymount Hospice in Cork.


Banteer Drama Group received much highly deserved praise on their recent presentation of “Say Cheese” by Bernard Farrell.   Playing to capacity audiences in the superb setting of the Glen Theatre this latest production was hugely enjoyable.   For information about forthcoming events at the Glen Theatre the phone number is 029 56239.


The GAA co-ordinated weekly Bingo held on Thursdays in Millstreet GAA Community Hall this week features a jackpot of, yes, €8,400.00!


As we approach the significant visits to Ireland of the Queen and the President we were delighted over this past week to welcome from the United States of America not only Paul McNulty but also the Cronin Sisters to Millstreet– all of whom have direct links with the Parish of Millstreet.


And, finally, a thought on which to ponder:  The words, in fact of Muhammad Ali who once stated “Don’t count the days – Make the days count!”


For c103, deputising for Eily Buckley, this is Seán Radley in Millstreet wishing you pleasant listening and until, le cunamh Dé, an tseachtain seo chugainn, beannacht Dé is go dté sibh slán!



The following news items did not feature in the c103 broadcast but are as relevant as all the news that did.

At the Glen Theatre on this Saturday night, 21st May at 8.30 a superb production entitled “I hear you calling me” – The story of Count John McCormack.  The performance features the songs of the great Irish tenor John McCormack who was such a  world famous star in his day. The stage tribute features many of the great McCormack songs with some heart-warming stories.


The Millstreet Town Park, G.A.A. and Youth Amenity Fund Lotto took place at the Bush Bar on Sunday night.   The winning numbers were:

18, 32, 8 and 24.   The Jackpot of €9,400.00 was not won.

1st Prize €100:               Connie Hickey, The Square.

Seller’s Prize:                John Crean c/o Bush Bar

2nd Prize €50:                Margaret Rohan, Priest’s Cross

The following received €20 each:

Aherns, East End, Boherbue;  Kitty Cooney, Rathcoole;  Sinéad O’Sullivan, Dooneen;  Joanna Dabal, 21, Murphy’s Terrace;  Patricia Coakley, Bolomore;  Margaret Creedon, Keim;  Nuala O’Connor, Cloghoula and Cornelia Kelleher, Carriganima.

Next week’s draw takes place at Corkery’s Bar with a wonderful Jackpot of €9,600!

Millstreet’s very own Kevin Crowley will be playing with the Cork Minors v Clare in Ennis this Wednesday night.  Our GAA Club are running a bus to support Kevin. The bus will be leaving Millstreet GAA Community Hall at 5pm sharp. Cost of €10 per adult and €5 per child who has to be accompanied by an adult. Please contact Ciara 087-9533213 to book your seat.


News from Millstreet Country Park:

Millstreet Country Park were present at the Cork’s Over 50s Show last weekend both Saturday 14th and Sunday 15th May in City Hall.


For anybody who missed us, or missed this event and would like information on group tours, day packages or current special offers please don’t hesitate in contact Joanie McAuliffe directly 029 70810 or <email> or information or a quotation.


Millstreet Country Park caters for Tour Series, Coach Tours, Senior Groups, Leisure Groups and Clubs / Societies.
A permanently established excursion destination Millstreet Country Park offers half day and full day guided tours and itineraries to both small and large group parties. 

Whether you are organising a group tour for a club, school or business or simply travelling with a group of friends, we can put together the perfect tour and lunch for you.

Our experience, background knowledge and practice ensure that your tour with us is one that you and your group will recall with fond memories each time every time!


Next upcoming event is our guided walk of the grounds Sunday 29th May. This guided walking tour of the grounds will commence at 11.00 am. This guided walk will be lead by one of our park guides and is suitable for Category C walkers! Cost per participant is €5.00 and pre-registration is necessary. The scheduled walk is expected to take approx 2 hours! After walk all participants will have access to the beautiful grounds and all facilities and amenities Millstreet Country Park has to offer at no additional cost. So get your hiking boots out and on and come along! For further Information please contact Reception 029 70810.



Warm Wishes

Joanie McAuliffe

Joanie McAuliffe

Marketing Executive

Millstreet Country Park



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