Regional Report 1124 – 17th July 2012


Eily Buckley

 Dia is mhuire diobh go leir a cairde and welcome to news report 1124 from  Millstreet.  Fondest greetings dear listeners and I wish you all the very best on this nice  calm and bright Tuesday morning.

The special Healing Mass with Fr, Keane which was held at Tubrid Well last evening was very well attended. The weather was fine and the healing service went on until late. Our Holy Tubrid Well continues to draw the people every day .It’s tranquil air and flowing water never fails to bring solace to all who come there. Baoichas le Dia.

Let me remind you of the walk to the top of Clara Mountain this Friday evening July 20th when the beautiful new cross will be blessed by Canon John FitzGerald. Starting out from town at 5pm. Refreshments will be served in the GAA Hall afterwards. This is a Community Development event. [please note – the blessing has been cancelled and the walk will only go half way up the mountain as the track is very very wet up the mountain]

There’s a fundraiser in aid of BOTHER coming up  at the home of Gertie and Maurice O Donoghue, at their Award-winning Garden at Dromboy Carrignavar this weekend, Saturday and Sunday July 21/22 from 1 to 6pm. It is signposted on the Cork/Mallow Road at Rathduff and Carrignavar Village.

Summer Gathering at Millstreet Country Park on Sat 21st and Sunday 22nd July.

A great 2 days for the family planned with BBQ, live music, local crafts on display, bouncing castles, face-painting, children’s activities, gardening workshops, foraging workshops,  guest speakers including Charlie Wilkins (Sunday), Michael Brenock (Sunday) and Tracy Jones on Saturday and Sunday and much more. For further information contact 029 70810

Old Time threshing and Vintage Day in Cullen on this Sunday July 22nd with many added new attractions. Proceeds in aid of their Special Needs Association.

Sponsored Walk with a difference in Kilcorney on Sunday August 5th starting at 3pm.

Fundraising Dance at Darby O Gills on Sunday August 5th in aid of Millstreet Hospital and St. Mary of the Angels Beaufort. With a wide and varied range of entertainers.

Irish Night at the pub in Carriginma on the last Tuesday of every month. Johnnie Bremner there on August 11th.

The AGM of IRD Duhallow will be held at the James O Keeffe Institute on Wednesday July 25th at 8pm. This is National Heritage Week at IRD Duhallow, ending on July 26th. Themes are Historic Tools of Our Built Heritage. Which means they’d  like to get any of the tools of yesteryear which they will photograph and give back to the owner.

The second theme is In Praise of Historic Building. For full details contact them at 029 60633. Contact them also for details of their University Cert Courses, on Heritage, Genealology, and lots more.

Annual  Coomacheo and Curragh Airtricity Funding is up  grabs again, closing date for applications is July 27th. Look up our website for details. Many thanks to Sean Radley for this important reminder.

A very important meeting was held at the Wallis Arms Hotel at 10.30 on Monday morning. Chaired by Anne Collins TD, Fiona Buckley of Failte Eireann was guest speaker. Representatives of our Community Council, Tidy Towns, Development Group, Museum Society, and Walks Committee attended. It was a very informative meeting and set the stage for lots of new thinking
and many new ways forward for the future. Many thanks to Anne Collins for setting up such an important event.

There’s a  Marathon type Fun Run planned to take in the Butter Road on September 29th. I know it’s a long way off but just to let those  who are interested in such events that it’s on the pipeline.

Members of the African Missions held a collection after Mass in our Church a few weeks ago and raised €2, 710.72 for their worthy cause. They want to say a very special word of thanks to all those who supported them.

Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament in our Church ever Tuesday and Wednesday from 10.30 am to 10.30pm. In Cullen on Thursdays at the same times and in Ballydaly on Fridays from 5 until 9. Please give a little of your time to the Lord.

GAA: Millstreet hosted the Humphrey Kelleher Cup Final on Saturday last with Tipperary beating Cork in the final.

Last evening, Millstreet defeated Kanturk in the Under 21 Hurling Championship by 0-12 to 0-11.

Tomorrow (Wednesday) Millstreet take on Glenville in the County Premier 2 Minor Football Championship in Mallow with a 7pm start.

On Sunday next, Millstreet play Tullylease in the Duhallow Junior A Hurling Championship in Meelin at 3pm.
Here are the results of this week’s parish lotto draw which was held at Corkery’s Bar on Sunday night. Numbers drawn were 3, 17, 22, 29 and the Jackpot was not won €100 went to Georgia and Sophie Sorrette, Ballydaly, the Seller was Margaret Bourke at the Credit Union and she got  €50 sellers prize, €50 went to Janey and Mary Healy, Dernagree, €20 each to John and Derick O Carroll., Kanturk, Shaun Smith, Co. Donegal, Mairead O Callaghan, Mallow, Joanna Dobal ,21 Murphys Tce, The Tarrant Family, The Bridge Bar, Lauren Buiche, Murphys Tce, Ciaran
O Mahony Killarney. And Tim Kiely, Station Rd. Jackpot for next week € 9,600 the draw at the MalPasso Bar on Sunday night.

Following Sunday nights draw the committee sadly bade farewell to their long serving and loyal member Bobby Evans. Bobby who is retired from his teaching post at our Community School, has decided to move back to his native Dunmanway, and the lotto committee want to thanks him for all loyal service and wish him many years  of happy retirement.

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

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