Regional Report 1137 – 16th October 2012


Eily Buckley

Dia is mhuire diobh go leir a cairde and welcome to News Report 1137 from Millstreet. Fondest greetings dear listeners and I wish you all the very best on this typical Autumn morning, with flashes of lovely Autumn colours here and there.


On Friday night next October 19th the town will a blaze of colour and sparkle for the Annual Fancy Dress Ball Organised by the Aubane Social Club and The Wallis Arms Hotel.Great prizes to be won for the best outfits and proceeds will go the Canon O Donovan Centre. So give it your best support.


The National Dairy Show will be held at the Green Glen on Saturday next October 20th. It marks the 30th successive year that this prestigious will be held here in Millstreet and it promises to be bigger and better than even with many new features added and a prize fund of € 30,000 . Following such a challenging year for farmers it will be the ideal place for them to meet and look back at their losses and plan on how to improve on them in the future. As always the show will be held indoors with plenty of free parking nearby. The best of the fruits of the land will be served up in meals at the large restaurant, and there is always ample seating around the judging areas. So don’t miss the National Dairy Show at the mighty Green Glens this Saturday October 20th.

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Apple Day – come and join us in the celebration of all things apple

Free Event – Apple Day This Sunday, 21st October (1 – 5pm) will be the fourth year that we have held an Apple Day. For those of you that grow or are thinking of growing apples, the delightful John McNamara of McNamara Nurseries will be on hand to answer questions and offer advice. He always brings along a selection of apples from the orchard so that you can taste different apples.We’ll also be joined by Ballyhoura Apple Farm who will be offering tastings and selling their award-winning juices and apple products.

We’ll be serving hot soup in the tea room from 1pm, along with a selection of apple treats, and there will be apple fun and games – including the longest peel competition!

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Paddy McSweeney

In the old graveyard in Millstreet Town Paddy McSweeney’s remains lay
He truly was a gentleman in every sort of way
An old citizen of Church Street and a very well liked man
As human life it does go his was a lengthy span.

A very wise and clever man is the Paddy I recall
One who never harmed anyone in any way at all
For to help out other people he often went out of his way
And if there’s a heaven he is there no need for him to pray.
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