Regional report 1087 – 18th October 2011


Eily Buckley

Dia is mhuire diobh go leir a cairde and welcome this news report 1087 from Millstreet.

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

A very enjoyable function was held at the Clara Inn on Friday night last atwhich the proceeds of the fundraising efforts in memory of the late Jerry O Leary, was presented to the Oncology department of CUH. Over the past number of months since his untimely death, his family and friends have used different ways to raise funds in his honour, from a Coffee morning at his home in Rathcoole, to a monster auction and then a Vintage Day out of Drishane Castle. In all over €25,000 was raised. All those connected with this great venture have to be commended. And May the Lord reward their efforts.

The National Dairy Show was held in the comfort of the mighty Green Glens
on Saturday. The Show was officially opened by Minister for Agriculture,
Mr Simon Coveney. And a large crowd attended. Look up the website and
farming papers for details and results.

Next event due at the Green Glens will be the very popular Pony Show, on
October 28, 29,30th.which raises lots of money every year for various

The pony Show  will be followed  on the second week of  November  by the
Self-Build Show, which draws huge crowds every time.

The Big event coming up this week will be the Fancy Dress Ball at the
Wallis Arms Hotel on this Friday night October 21st. It is organised by the
Aubane Social Club and the Wallis Arms Hotel  and is already the talk of
the town, as young and not so young are going on a mad search for the
wackiest outfit. Big prizes up for grabs It lifts the spirits of the town
every year. And it is always for a good cause, this time in aid of Cope. So
give it your full support.

Our Community Council held a very successful church gate collection at the
weekend and they would like to say a very sincere word of thanks to all who
helped and contributed.

Our development group are preparing for Christmas already. They are
fundraising for the Christmas Lights, and issuing an appeal to all
house-owners to please put little trees on their premises. These trees can
be ordered now from the committee. And they are appealing for an early
response so that they can plan their program. Contact Nicola for all the
details. 087 901 9001.

Set Dancing resumes at Dromtarriffe Hall this Wednesday night for 8 weeks
starting at 8.15.

And the New Years Day swim on the Blackwater is on the cards again for this
year. Please give your name to Margaret Crean or any committee member if
you willing to take part. Remember it is in aid of the North Cork Branch of
Multiple Sclerosis.

The ICA will hold a Tupperware Party at Dromtarriffe Hall to-night starting
at 8.30 All welcome.

Contact Katie Crowley at 029 60633 for details of a bus that

IRD Duhallow will provide  to go to the Women of Agriculture  Conference which will be held in Kilkenny on October 25th.

Bus going to Knock this Sunday October 23rd .Leaving our Car park in the
West End at 8am. Contact Jerry Lehane for Details 087 28 33 696.

The AGM of Millstreet Comhaltas will be held to-night at the Parish Centre
starting at 8.30.

Out in Carriginma the first of Traditional Music sessions starts at the Pub in Carriginma  to-night. All players welcome. Starts at 9.30.

Their Fancy Dress Ball there on Sunday night October 30th.

Local TV  will be returning to your screens on November 9 and 10th. Test
cards will be up before then so please get ready to tune in your sets.

Our gramophone circle meeting will be held this Friday night October 21st
.at the Canon o Donovan Centre. Starting at 8.15.

Presenter Maura Cronin. All welcome.

In Cullen, their annual Harvest Mass will be held this Sunday October 23
and they are asking for Flowers and shrubs to decorate their church for the
lovely occasion. This mass will be followed by their Bring and Buy sale.
Items for it will be accepted the previous day.

In Sport

Well done to Millstreet on overcoming Lyre to capture the Duhallow Junior B
Football League title.

Millstreet GAA are in the midst of supporting the Cork County Board
promoted Clubs Fund Raising Draw with another new series underway. Further
details on the draw are available from Club officers or draw co-ordinator
Michael Healy.

Here are the results of this week’s parish lotto draw which was held at
Corkery’s Bar on Sunday night. Numbers drawn were.7, 19, 23, 31 and the
Jackpot was not won. €100 went to Noel Buckley, Dromtarriffe the seller
was Tommy Tucker and he got €50 sellers prize, €50 went to Barry O
Reilly, Cloghoulabeg, €20 each to The Twomey Family, Station Rd,
Jacqualine Reen, Rathmore, Breda Traynor, c/o the Credit Union, Marie
Lehane, Ballydaly, Steve Tarrant, The Bridge, Finan Buckley, Liscahane, and
Mary O keeffe, Tanyard Wood. Jackpot for next week €2,400 the draw at the
Mal Passo Bar on Sunday night.

Finally, the 6.30 Mass this Saturday evening will be the 7th anniversary
Mass for my dear departed husband, Dan . Please remember him in your

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

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