Regional report 1093 – 6th December 2011


Eily Buckley

Dia is mhuire diobh go leir a cairde and welcome to news report 1093 from  Millstreet.

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

A very large crowd attended the public meeting which was held at the Wallis Arms Hotel on Thursday night to discuss the proposed changes in our ambulance services. Among those who attended were, Fr. Jack FitzGearald PP, TDs  Aine Collins and Michael Moynihan  Councillor Timmy Collins and Councillor Noel Buckley who chaired the meeting as Chairman of the Community Council. Following talks by the politicians there was a considerable input from the floor and  the bottom line was that  all the concerns of the people would be taken back to the Minister and a follow up meeting will be held in two or three weeks.

The official opening of our Centra Store West End takes place this Thursday December 7th at 3.  Please take note that from 2 to 4 on the day that €500 in shopping vouchers will be given out.  And free tasting of in store cooking will be widely available .The opening ceremony and blessing will be carried out by our popular Parish Priest Fr. Jack FitzGerald. Free car parking across the road.

A million congratulations to our brilliant Tidy Towns Association on receiving no less than two awards at a presentation ceremony which was held in Killarney recently. Kathleen Crowley accepted the Population Category Bronze Award while Coleman Culhane   took the Highly Commended North Cork Award. These awards are the result of years of hard work in and around the town. And something that we can all be truly proud of. So well done to all involved. So please keep up the good work.

Our town is  looking better every day as more and more people are answering the call to light up their own place. And be reminded that a €100 prize can be won for the best private house front and the same for a business premises.

Well done to all involved with the Christmas plays which were staged at the GAA Hall last night by the children of the Presentation Convent School. There was not an empty seat in the Hall while little ones of many creeds and colours told the story that is as old as time itself. Look up the website for the pictures.

45Drive in aid of our local Hospital this Thursday night December 8th at the Green Glens Arena, starting at 8.45. Please give it your best support.

Boxing at the Green Glens December Saturday. 10th.

IRD Duhallow will hold a Multi-Cultural Christmas Community  Day the Trade Union Hall Kanturk this evening from 6 to 8 and at our GAA Hall in Millstreet to-morrow Wednesday evening again from 6 to 8. Admission is free Festive refreshments provided and Special Guests will attend. Please give it your full support.

Monster cake sale this Saturday night  December 10th at the Parish Centre after 6.30 Mass. In aid of  Students from our Community School who are going to Lourdes as helpers at Easter. Please support them well.

St Vincent de Paul church gate collection this weekend. They need all the help
you can give.

Annual Christmas Mass in Aubane next Friday night December 9th Starting at 8.15.
Set dancing every Monday night.
Their Annual Christmas Party Saturday December 19th.
Climb of Mushera Mountain Christmas Day.
Round the Fire singing session Saturday December 28th.

IRD Duhallow are offering help to all those who are victims of the scourge of Domestic Violence involving both women and men. And they are hosting a Coffee Morning at the Farmers Market in Kanturk on Thursday December 8th from 10 to 12 noon. A balloon releasing ceremony will be held on the day in rememberance of all those who have died as a result of domestic violence.

They have a support helpline operated by a team of trained volunteers who will speak in strict confidence to any victim. Helpline number is 087 77 33 33 7.

IRD also has a helpline for those with problems with drugs. Dial to stop drug dealing 1800 220 220

The Christmas issue of Clara News is in the shops.

Plenty of new books coming on stream for Christmas.

Mary O’Sullivan’s new book was launched in Cullen last weekend entitled “How it Was”  and this Thursday December 8th the 15th edition of ever popular Seanchas Duthalla will be launched  at the Cullen Community Centre by Canon Jack FitzGerald. At 8pm.

Another gem to look out for is the Latest from Aubane. All of these and more are on sale at Wordsworth and make ideal Christmas gifts.

And remember that Claire O Leary will personalise any of your Christmas gifts  at her up to date printing works in Church St. [see the Custom Print website] Be it on cloth, plastic or paper etc.

There is a great night of fun with flowers coming up at the Launa Bar Ballinagree  on to-morrow Wednesday night  starting at 8.30.

Bingo in Millstreet every Thursday night. In Banteer to-night  with €9,400 in prizemoney.

There was a wonderful response to our appeal for Children’s DVDs for Crumlin
Rd Hospital. for sick children. A million thanks to all who responded. May
God reward your kindness.

To-day we mourn the passing of our treasured centenarian Mrs.Margaret Reen. May her kindly soul rest in peace.

Look out for all the hobbies ,pastimes and classes that are available both in town and country areas. There is  bound to be one to suit you.

LTV on your screens as usual this week.

Well done to Millstreet Community School on defeating St. Mary’s, Macroom to capture the Munster Senior C Camogie title in Doneraile last Saturday.

Millstreet participated in the County Scor na nOg semi Finals in Ovens last Saturday night with further su success for Muireann Buckley at solo singing and the Millstreet Ballad Group.

Here are the results of this week’s parish lotto draw which was held at Corkery’s Bar on Sunday night. Numbers drawn were 1,7,8,22. and the Jackpot was not won. €100 went to Con O Connor, Rathrue the seller was Tommy Tucker and he got €50 sellers prize, €50 went to Michelle & Declan Forde, Cork . €20 each went to Ursula Pomeroy, Clara, The Magnificent 7, c/o Corkery’s Bar, Kitty Cronin, The Rectory.  Jim Sheehan, Clara Rd. Eileen Egan Liscarroll, Kay FitzGerald, Rathmore, James Cronin Kilmeedy, And Sam & Ben 10 Murphy’s Terrace. Jackpot for next week € 3,800 the draw at the Mal Passo Bar  on Sunday night.

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

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