Regional Report 1078 – 23rd August 2011



Eily Buckley


Dia is mhuire diobh go leir a cairde and welcome to news report 1078 from Millstreet.
Fondest greetings dear listeners and I wish you all the very best on this nice calm, sunny, Tuesday morning.

Accolades came flowing into Millstreet over weekend in many forms. Our
brilliant  Camogie team won the under 14 Blitz against stiff opposition  by
just one point. While our musicians and dancers brought all Ireland awards
from the Fleadh in Cavin. Chloe Buicke was part of the Boherbue team who
won the dancing and the renowned Linehan’s, Donal coming first on melodeon
and second on the Box, and Conor 2nd in the senior accompaniment guitar.
Many congratulations all round.

Our pipe band had a very busy weekend playing for the Rose of Tralee
Festival on Saturday night and at Beal na Bleath on Sunday for the Michael
Collins Memorial ceremony. They have attended both of those venues for over
50 years.

A great time was had by all at the pub in Carriganima recently with open air
dancing, barbeque and music. And our Macra Club are putting on a similar
program on this Saturday night, entitled Adios to Summer, at Corkery’s Bar.
comprising of BBBQ,  Happy Cocktail Hour, music etc to welcome in the
Autumn. Tickets a mere €5 each and a great night is assured.  Everybody

Mick FitzGerald would like to say many thanks to all those who helped and
supported his recent Music Fest and Vintage day at his Star Trax Studios
in Knocknagree.

There’s a note here to say that a meeting will be held at the Canon O
Donovan Centre this Thursday night  with a view to starting a men’s club in
the town. In general  retired  men or men on their own  are slow to come
out a join a social group or club even though they may very well be in need
of a hobby of just some company. This meeting aims to put that right
please support it well, Starts at 8pm this Thursday night at the Canon O
Donovan Centre  and all are welcome. Contact Bertie Buckley for details.

Still with the Canon O Donovan Centre they want you to know that they are
back in full swing after their holidays and provide daily hot meals both to
residents and Day trippers, also meals on wheels. Among the others
services available are transport, Hairdressing, Chiropody, Showers, Nursing
and all done with a smile. Give them a ring at 029 70926, for all the

Notes for Clara News are due in to the Editor this Friday August 26th.

Ltv2 are getting ready to return to your screens, all those who have poor
reception should contact any member of the crew. Or give me a ring at 086
316 32 85 and I will pass the message on.

People are invited to submit new ideas for the service and offers of help
always welcome.

It is that time of year again when our thoughts turn to making winter
nights interesting and enjoyable. There are places to go and people to
meet. Arising out of the very successful Adult Learning week that was held
a few weeks ago many new features have come on stream. A new singing group
open to both men and women. The knitting club will be back, weekly
painting with Bertie Buckley. Computer classes, well being classes, the
list goes on. Elaine Hooper is on holidays the moment and when she returns
in September she will co-ordinate the whole thing with a little bit of help
from her many friends.

Our Church choir will be returning soon at Sunday mass and people who
would like to be in it for Christmas, should join now.

Aside of all that give IRD Duhallow a ring for details of all the courses
and services that they have to offer .in the months ahead. 029 60633.

But especially, about their activities for this, Heritage Week.

This runs until next Sunday August 28th.

Here are the results of this week’s parish lotto draw which was held at the
Bush Bar on Sunday night. Numbers drawn were 4, 10, 28, 31 and the Jackpot
was not won. €100 went to Chris McAulliffe, Mill View, the seller was the
Credit Union and they got €50 sellers prize, €50 went to Dan O
Sullivan, Murphys Tce. €20 each to Sheila Daly, Tullig, Joan Twomey. Brosna, Liam Cronin, Liscahane, K. FitzGerald, Rathmore, Joan Corkery, Coomlogane, Cornelia Houlihan ,Bantry, and Paddy O Connor,
Ballinkeen, Jackpot for next week €12,400 the draw at Corkery’s Bar on
Sunday night.

Bingo in Millstreet every Thursday night.

Bingo in Banteer to-night with €9.750 up for grabs.

The annual September Horse Fair will be held in the town on Sunday
September 4th.

Weekly Sessions  in  Freemount  every Wednesday night .

Millstreet Country Park open every day, look up their website for details
of their latest activities.

There is a marked increase in the number of people engaged in walking in
our area, especially on the new Loop Walk on Clara Mountain. This week some
people  from Israel will be passing as they walk  coast to coast in

Soon it will be back to school time and for some heading off to college. A
note here from Jerry Lehane, Banteer to say that he is   providing a daily
service to CIT and UCC, taking in many local towns. Give him a ring

087 2833696 for details.

Little Treasures Pre-School re-opens in Friday August 31st.

National Grand-Parents Pilgrimage to Knock Sunday September 11th.

Contact 098 248 77.

Remembrance Match for the late Keith Sheehan on Sunday August 28th at Los
Zargos pitch at 3.30pm.

Church Gate Collection this weekend, by Srs. Concillio and Agnes FitzGerald
in Millstreet and Cullen in aid of Cuan Mhuire and Farnanes.

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

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