Regional report 1125 – 24th July 2012


Eily Buckley

 Dia is Mhuire diobh go leir a cairde and welcome to News Report 1125 from Millstreet.Fondest greetings dear listeners and I wish you all the very, best on this rather dull but mild Tuesday morning.


The beautifying of our town goes on and this week all eyes are on the Gable- end- wall at Mill Lane, in the town centre, where a beautiful mural has been painted, depicting the old mill race, which was part and parcel of our every-day lives in the past. Well done to all associated with it. Especially the artist himself Neil O’Dwyer for Co.Tipperary.

Please keep up the anti litter drive. Every Monday evening a dedicated group work very hard to make Millstreet a prize-winning town. Come out and help.


There was lots of joy at the Social Club in Aubane on Saturday night when Seamus Buckley celebrated his 50th birthday. But it was a celebration with a difference. Seamus used the occasion the raise funds for a past pupil on his by the name of Pat McMahon a native of Meelin. Pat a trained nurse was so overwhelmed by the poverty that he saw in Calcutta that he forged ahead and with another man they opened a hospital there. Now they are doing wonderful work to aid the poor and sick. At Saturdays night’s party well in excess of €3,000 was raised, Pat says a child’s eyesight can be saved for a mere ten cents ,almost unbelievable. So well done to Seamus Buckley on his 50th Birthday.

The centenary of celebrations of Aubane  school will be held on August 17-20th. They are asking for any old pictures etc.

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Eugene Brosnan

The undying bug of wander in some people is strong
When young Eugene Brosnan left the Town of Millstreet with him he took his guitar along
He busked around Europe in many a city and town
At the start of his journey to greater renown

He left Murphy’s Terrace when he was eighteen
A far bigger World out there for him to be seen
To travel in Europe from home far away
From where he first looked on the bright lamp of day

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Death Notice: Jim Cashman, Australia & Tullig House

The death has occurred of Jim Cashman of Hawkesbury Heights, NSW, Australia and formerly of Tullig House, Millstreet. Born March 21st 1938 and died on on Thursday July 20th 2012. Dearly loved husband of Jo. Loved father of Anthea, Michael and Monica (dec). Father-in-law of Matthew and Sally. Proud grandfather of Declan, Finn, Riley and Vincent. Brother to the late Paddy, the late Denis, Estie, the late Bill, Agnes, the late Fr.Michael, Cecily, Eileen, Stella and Noreen. Aged 74 years So very sadly missed The family and friends of JAMES are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial to be held at Saint Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church, Hawkesbury Road, Springwood on Monday July 30, 2012 commencing at 11am. Following the service the cortege will proceed to Springwood Cemetery. Leonie & Michael Carrick’s Blue Mountains Funerals 4782-2922 4751-6166. May he rest in peace.


Inspiring Mizen Head to Malin Head Charity Tractor Run 2012

A royal welcome awaited the wonderfully courageous Tractor Team at Pomeroy’s “Clara Inn”, Millstreet on Saturday afternoon 21st July as they took a well deserved break for a delicious meal during their 24 hour Charity Tractor Run from Mizen Head to Malin Head – a distance of 630km – all in aid of Children’s Medical and Research Foundation,  Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital, Crumlin, Dublin.  (S.R.)

The various tractors and jeeps as well as the motor bike were all given special names and they had their own fuel supply and a very dedicated Safety Officer.   Members of the group are related to the Pomeroy Family and Philip Pomeroy himself was a member of the inspiring Team who undertake this amazing project annually in aid of [read more …] “Inspiring Mizen Head to Malin Head Charity Tractor Run 2012”

Very Successful Cullen Threshing and Vintage Display 2012

Cullen and District Special Needs Association held a superb Threshing and Vintage Display on Sunday, 22nd July 2012 in Cullen G.A.A. Grounds. Here we view wonderfully dedicated Committee Members beside Patrick O’Keeffe’s magnificent Thresher with Patrick driving the tractor. A fuller feature to follow later. (S.R.)