Regional Report 1076 – 9th August 2011



Eily Buckley

Dia is mhuire diobh go leir a Cairde and welcome to news Report 1076 from Millstreet .

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

This is the second week in August and its Showtime in Millstreet . The
five-day Summer Horse show kicks off here on to-morrow  Wednesday the 10th
at the mighty Green Glens Complex. Many new features have been added to the
show-jumping arenas, and the big news is that Noel C has won his long
battle with the Show-jumping Society of Ireland and as a result, they have
suspended the rules which banned members from attending non-affiliated
shows, this  created much furore last year.

In excess of 5,000  entries are already in now ,with stabling for 800
horses on site. Lorries are arriving as we speak. and even the weather
does  spoil the fun in Millstreet because many competitions can be held
indoors if nessessary. But let us hope it won’t come to that. Admission is
free all week, the bars and restaurants will be up and running. There will
be many trade stands as well as free parking on the grounds .

People with good quality accommodation or self-catering houses please
contact the Green Glens. We wish the Show and the Duggan Family the best of
luck and God’s Blessing for the week ahead. Please give them your best

We had the honour of a visit from the Minister for Tourism,Transport, and
Sport, Mr. Leo Varadkar  on Saturday Morning last, he was accompanied by
our own local TD Anne Collins. He was met by members of our town
development, and Tidy Towns committees. And was filled in on the efforts
that are being made to keep our place and industries  abreast of recent
difficulties. In spite of the doubtful weather he went along with a number
of locals and scaled the recently launched  loop walk on Clara Mountain.
They  were indeed impressed by the keen interest that he showed in  the
problems that were brought to his notice.not least among them the placing a
walking bridge over the Blackwater at Dooneen as part of the O’Sullivan
Beara Way. Following some welcome refreshments at the Wallis Arms Hotel he
departed, promising to return at another time.

And still on the subject, just to let you know that our local committee are
holding a one-day walking Festival  on Saturday September 24th.  With short
medium and long walks to choose from. Please keep that day free.

Table Quis at the Pub in Carriginma to-night, Its on there on the second
Tuesday of every month and all are welcome.

Music there at the weekend was ably provided by the Scottish musician
Johnnie Breminer.

Next Sunday  August 14th its Family Funday Day and BBQ at the pub in
Carriginma from 4pm.  Their program is not complete yet but it promises to
be good. So don’t  miss it.

Harvest and Vintage Day at Star Trax Studios in Knocknagree on Sunday next
August 14th from 1pm.

Live music, dancing,  side shows, Fun for all the Family plus Dog Show.

Look up our Website for the picture of our lovely debs who went for their
big night out to Rochestown Park Hotel on Thursday evening. They created a
stir in the town with the girls dressed in their full length dresses of
every hue and colour and the lads done up to the nines in their smart suits
buttoned-up shirts and ties. Many pictures were taken by LTV cameras and
then on to the bus and off they went, totally oblivious of the cares of
the world and good luck to them.

Evening of prayer and Healing at our Tubrid Well on Thursday, August 11th
Starting with Mass at 7.30. All welcome.

Ring IRD Duhallow at 029 60633 for details of their Heritage Week which
starts on  Sunday August 21st .

Also for details of Workshops for Women intending  to seek employment.
Training Courses available on a variety of skills.

A reminder here from our Tidy Towns Group  that August is the final
month for judging the best garden, Business frontage & Hanging Baskets .
And they want to say a sincere word of thanks to the public for their
co-operation in keeping Millstreet clean. Please continue the good work,
even a cigarette butt could lose us points.

Millstreet Country Park continues to vary its programs, look up the
website or give them a ring at 02970810 for latest details.

Millstreet Hospital Fund wants to thank all those who supported their recent
Church gate collections in Millstreet, Ballyday and Cullen, which amounted to
€ 3,500.

Cullen and District Special Needs Association meeting to-night at 8.

Millstreet Museum and Tourist Office is having a church gate collection this week.  Your support will be appreciated.

Here are the results of this weeks Parish Lotto Draw which was held at The
Wallis Arms Hotel on Sunday night . Numbers drawn were

12, 15, 17, 32 and the Jackpot was not won . €100 went to Lena O Keeffe
Main St. The seller was her husband Johnnie and he got €50 sellers prize.
€50 went to Brien O Leary, Priests Cross. €20 each to Mary Ankettel.
Church St.  Anne Marie O Keeffe, Claracleagh, Rosie Linehan, Buttavent. The
Healy Family, Murphy’s Tce. Maureen O Connor, Sandpit House, Andrew and Tom
c/o the Bush Bar. Donal O Sullivan, Rathmore. And The Buckley Family,
Oakrock, Liscahane. Jackpot for next week €12,000 the draw at Tarrants
Bar on Sunday night.

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

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