Regional Report 1082 – 20th September 2011


Eily Buckley

Dia is mhuire diobh go leir a cairde and welcome to news Report 1082 from Millstreet. Fondest greetings dear listeners and I wish you all the very best on this mild and sunny Tuesday morning.

In an effort to raise more funds our GAA Club are going into the re-cycling business. They are asking you to donate all your clean, unwanted clothing, footwear, belts, handbags, stuffed toys etc. Also old mobile phones, they must be in a separate bag.  Items can be handed in to the GAA Hall on Friday September 30th from 9am to 1pm, and on Saturday October 1st from 11am to 1pm. and 6-8pm. Please give your best support to this new and enterprising idea.

The Tidy Towns announced the winners of the Best Frontage Awards at a function which was held at the Wallis Arms Hotel on Wednesday night. Many congratulations to our Credit Union on winning the Commercial section and to Margaret Smith, Murphys Tce on winning the private section.

Others who were highly commended were Mike and Joan Sheehan, Minor Row. Patrick Hickey 1Murphys Terrace, Paddy and Helen Sheehan also Murphys Terrace and Mary Murray, Woodland Drive.

The organisers would like to point out that judging begins in June and those who did not have their display started by then were not considered from then on. A point worth noting for future times.

45 Drive resumes at Ballydaly Hall on Sunday night next Sept. 25th at 9 and all are welcome. Set dancing there on Wednesday nights.

This is an exciting week for our Tourism Group with their second ever Walking Festival coming up this Saturday Sept 24th. There are walks to suit all tastes from long, medium and short. This time the long one will be retracing the steps on the historic O’Sullivan Beara. Checking-in takes place at the Wallis Arms, which will be open for meals and snacks from
early morning. First walk takes off at 9am. As well as being great for the more experienced, this Festival is an ideal opportunity for beginners to get familiar with Walking.  Locals will be at hand to see to their every need and ensure that they get full enjoyment from their visit to Millstreet’s Walking Festival.   Look up the Website for all the details, or ring Gordon at 029 70163.

Don’t miss the Rockchapel Traditional Group at the Briery Gap in Macroom this Friday night September 23rd.  and on Friday October 30th at Siamsa Tire in Tralee.

Our Knitting Club is on at our local Library on Tuesday mornings from 10.30 to 12.30 and on Tuesday nights at the adult Learning Centre from 7to 9. All sorts of Crafts are engaged in, and all are welcome.

Painting with Bertie Buckley on Tuesday nights at the GAA Hall from 7.30.

Elaine Hooper is still taking names for the new Singing Club.

As I mentioned last week that the cross on top of Clara Mountain needs to be replaced. It will cost in the region of €6,000 .The project will be part funded by IRD Duhallow, but wont cover the full cost, if anybody who would like to be associated with it please hand in your donation to any member of the Community Council.

“Frankly Cooking”  which proved so popular at the Community School in the past is making a return visit . Enrolments take place at the Community School on Thursday October 6th, from 8pm. For full details contact the school at 029 70087.

45 Drive at our Canon O Donovan Centre every Tuesday night.

Weekly Set-Dancing resumed in Aubane last night at 9.15.

Weekly Bingo in Banteer to-night with €10,000 to be won.

Bingo at our GAA Hall every Thursday night.

Our Pipe Band Church Gate collection will be held this weekend September 24/25th. Please support it well.

Vacancy in FáS, for a kitchen operative and  Museum attendant. Contact 029 70926.

A notice about our Christmas Lights, Contact Nicola McMahon if you are available to help organise the lights and other events at Christmas time.

Out in Cullen to-night they have a meeting to organise a scrap collection to raise funds for their Community Centre. Volunteers wanted. This is a very worthwhile event as shown by other towns so please come out and help.

And still with Cullen, their pipe band wants to thank all those who supported their recent church gate collection and they have piping and drumming classes available for new member. contact 087 2347651.

Best wishes to Liam and Kathleen Flynn whose beloved dog SOL was found safe and well in Cork City, having been missing from his  home at Drishane, since the September Fair Day September 4th. The tale of the dog was told to
LTV2 and will be aired in a future program.

Millstreet referee Denis Twomey officiated at the Duhallow Junior A Football Championship Final between Kanturk and Rockchapel at Dromtariffe last Saturday.

Bus leaving Carriginma tomorrow, Wednesday, morning at 9 for the ploughing match.

Here are the results of this week’s parish lotto draw which was held at the Clara inn on Sunday night. Numbers drawn were 5, 8, 23, 30 and the jackpot was not won.

€100 went to Kieran Murphy, Kilmeedy the seller was the BushBar and they got €50 sellers prize.

€50 went to Kevin  O Connor, Rathrue,

€20 each to Los Zargos FC,  Patsy O Connor, c/o Grace’s Salon, Con O Connor, Rathrue, Miriam Kelleher, Keim, Mary Naughton, Ahane, Eileen Kelleher, Dromsicane, and John and Mary Cullinane.

Jackpot for next week €13,200 the draw at the Wallis Arms on Sunday night.

Agus sinn a bfuil a cairde, for the new C 103, this is Eily Buckley saying
many thanks for listening agus slan is Beannacht De libh go leir.

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