Community Christmas Appeal for the Homeless 2011

Cork’s Maureen O Sullivan  and Her Hamper Packers

Community Christmas Appeal for the Homeless  2011

 Message from Margaret and the hamper packers

Margaret Crean  and Maureen O Sullivan like to thank everyone for the generous supply of food stuffs and clothing donated to the above Christmas appeal 2011.

Times might be tough but the response from the people of North Cork would make you proud. My car was fully packed with items.

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Regional Report 1096 – 3rd January 2012


Eily Buckley

Dia is mhuire diobh go leir a Cairde and welcome to the year 2012 and to news report 1096 from Millstreet.

Fondest greetings dear listeners and I wish you all the very best on this calm morning following a very stormy  night .

Millstreet is waking up from a very enjoyable and safe Christmas period. Buíochas le Dia. Next Sunday night will see the return of our weekly Parish Lotto draw. It will be held at the Clara Inn on Sunday night with a Jackpot of €4,200. Tickets will go on sale during the week from the usual outlets.

Our sincere sympathy goes to Johnnie O’Keeffe on the death last week, of his dear wife Lena. Lena was a staunch member of our community. She worked tirelessly for the Tidy Towns effort, and for many years she and Johnnie were familiar figures as they combed the area picking up papers and rubbish. Thus helping our town to win many awards over the years.

May her gentle soul now rest in Peace.

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Millstreet Coursing 2011

Killinuna Beauty turns the hare in action from the coursing meet which was held in Millstreet Town Park on the last two days of 2011.

Coursing PRO Yvonne Harrington posted the results on her website Coursing Diary, and also posted a huge gallery of 124 photos from the two day meet on [read more …] “Millstreet Coursing 2011”

Jerry Ring gets the Munster GAA Special Merit Award

Jerry Ring (second from right) receives the Special Merit award from Ed Donnelly, Munster Council PRO at the Munster Council GAA Awards ceremony

Former West Tipp GAA Board secretary Jerry Ring was presented with the Munster Council’s Special Merit Award at the Council’s annual awards ceremony at the Malton Hotel, Killarney last Saturday night.

Jerry, a native of Ballydaly in the parish of Millstreet, Co. Cork is a much travelled Cork man who ended up in Tipperary and served with distinction as secretary of the West Board. He graduated from UCC in 1964 and after 5 years working in Africa he taught for 2 years in the North Monastery before joining the teaching staff of the Abbey CBS in Tipperary Town. Jerry played football and hurling in his native Cork. He won a Dr. Hackett Cup Senior Hurling medal with De La Salle Waterford in 1960 and represented the college in football and hurling that year, reaching the Harty Cup semi-final, which was lost to Limerick CBS.

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