Regional Report 1144 – 4th December 2012



Eily Buckley


Dia is mhuire diobh go leir a cairde and welcome to News Report 1144 from Millstreet. Fondest greetings dear listeners and I wish you all the very best on this rather wintery Tuesday Morning. The first one in December.  And do you know that this December has five Saturdays, five Sundays and five Mondays, It won’t happen again for over 800 years.

The Christmas Market organised by our Development Group was a great success in the comfort of the GAA Hall on Saturday and Sunday. Many new features added, to bring more joy to the occasion.  The new calendar for 2013 was on sale. It was an instant success with people delving into its pages to discover all the lovely features that are in it. At a mere €5, people bought up many copies to send to friends in many parts of Ireland as well as to those all over the world.

The calendar contains details of all the events that Millstreet has planned for 2013, the Year of the Gathering. So get your copy now and plan ahead.

The Christmas issue of Clara News is out also and the two together will make an ideal gift for the Festive Season.

Beautiful Christmas Cards  hand made by Cope  are on sale in many places and our Transition Year Students have also put their very own Christmas cards on the market. Please look out for them.

Buy your stamps by the book to cut down the work of our hardworking staff in our post Office.

And as we speak the town is being adorned with mini Christmas trees on the private houses, thanks to all the residents.

The customary Christmas tree is beaming bright in the town Square. Our shops are full of wonderful gift ideas, and please be reminded that practical gifts like coal or heating oil etc. are all the rage this Christmas.


The Christmas Lights committee would like to say a sincere word of thanks to all those who supported their recent church gate collection which amounted to over $1,200

On Monday next, December 10th, the moment we’ve all been waiting for, an open day at the E Centre in the Square. All are welcome to come and see what it’s all about from 10am to 12noon. Monday December 10th.


On next Saturday December 8th the annual 45Drive in aid of our local hospital will be held at the Green Glens  Arena, starting at 8.45. Please support it well.


Our St Vincent de Paul Church Gate collection will take place this weekend , December 8/9 again a great cause in need of your support.


LTV2 Millstreet are making brave bids to return to your screens Macroom Station is back to their usual slot on Wednesday nights at 9.30 and the repeats start on Sundays at 5.30. Millstreet Station is scheduled to make their return on Thursday December 20th at 10 all going well.


News Items from Aubane. Don’t miss their Cake decorating Demo to-morrow Wednesday night, given by their own Mgt Guilfoile. Starts at 8.


Aubane Christmas and Party on Thursday 13th December at 8.00.


They will Santa in all his glory on Sunday December 16tharriving by Horse and trap at 2pm.

Admission includes a present. Bring your camera to capture that perfect moment with Santa..Teas / Coffee will be served. Also Bouncing Castle & Face Painting plus much more…All are welcome.


Here are the results of this week’s parish lotto draw which was held at Tarrants Bar on Sunday night.

Numbers drawn were, 2, 16, 17, 22  and the Jackpot was not won. €100 went to Donnacha Kelleher, Lackabawn. The seller was Colemans and they got €50 sellers prize, €50 went to

Ciara Hickey,MountLeader. €20 each to Sheila Barrett. Aubane, Eanna O Mahony Coomligane. Marie Murphy, Dooneen. Michael Healy, Drishane View, Bill O Keeffe,Clara Rd.Tom Hickey, Claracleagh,and Teresa O Carroll, Kanturk. Jackpot for next week €5,400 the draw at the Bush Bar on Sunday night.


Their Christmas Day Climb of Mushera Mountain going ahead as usual, and this year the proceeds will go to Suicide Awareness. Sponsorship Cards available fromJohn Kelleher or any committee member.


Meanwhile at the Pub in Carriganima they have Big Maggie in Concert this Saturday night December 8th.


December 16th, that novelty event, that I’ve been telling you about, when the Broomhill Vintage Club, All Ireland Champions will assemble a tractor in record time inside in the Bar at 3.30pm. Proceeds to Suiside Awareness. Don’t miss this one-off event.


And they will have the annual visit from Santa on Sunday December 23rd when he arrived by Horse & Cart at 3pm.


Kerry Lifeline is a free Suicide prevention councilling service at Killarney 064 663 61 00.


Anam Cara for bereaved parents, meeting at the Silver Springs Hotel to-morrow Wednesday at 7.30.


The lovely Denise Kelleher will launch her CD at the GlenTheatreon Sunday Dec. 16th, at 8.30pm Music by the Kelt.


If you have suffered from Cancer or is close to someone who has, then you are invited to the Adult Learning Centre  on our Main St. every Thursday of the month from 10.30 am to 12noon where you will meet others who have already travelled that road.  Relax in the warm atmostphere and have a cup of tea and friendly chat. For more details contact Mairead  087  903 14 75.


Ballydaly Christmas Party Friday December 7th at 9pm.


Cullen Special Needs Association Mass and Christmas Party Saturday December 8th at 1.30 pm .


The AGM of Millstreet Vintage Club to-morrow Wednesday night at the Parish Centre starting at 8.


Eucharistic Adoration in our Churches every week. In Millstreet Tuesday and Wednesdays.  In Cullen on Thursdays  and in Ballydaly on Fridays from 5 to 9pm. Confessions in Millstreet every Saturday from 12.30 to 1pm.


Agus sinn a bfuil a cairde, for C103 this is Eily Buckley saying many thanks for listening,agus slan is beannacht De libh go leir.


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