Regional Report 1159 – 19th March 2013



Eily Buckley

Dia is mhuire diobh go leir a cairde and welcome to News report 1159 from Milllstreet . Fondest greetings dear listeners and I wish you all the very best on this nice calm Tuesday morning.


The Jackpot was not won at the Wallis arms last night. Jackpot for next week in €8,000 the draw at Tarrants on Sunday night.

The Wallis Arms hotel was full to the brim for the launch of our Gathering Year  last Friday night. Special guests were Comedian Allan Short  and TV personality Matt Cooper . Son-in-law of Andrew and Mary Hickey .There was wine and finger food for the taking and Allan had the crowds in raptures with his witty ways and lighthearted comments. A very interesting film show comprised by Justin Black, gave a splendid account of all that Millstreet has to offer, and it includes clips from some of our people now living in far away places, an opportunity to wish their loved ones and Millstreet in general a very successful Gathering year.

Matt Cooper gave a very entertaining cupla focail before cutting the tape a declaring the Millstreet Gathering officially open.

It is disappointing to hear that some people missed it because they didn’t know it was on, in spite of the fact that it was widely advertised.

And in view of all the events that are to come, people would be well advised to arm themselves with the many pamphlets and leaflets that are widely available throughout the area giving full details of all that is happening here during this year of the Gathering.

RTE are in the process of making a documentary on the O Sullivan Bearra Way and their Camera Crew were in the Area during the week where they retraced the steps of this great man and he made his  way through the Millstreet area.

The film will be shown is July.


Our St Patrick’s Day Parade was a great success and blessed with dry weather even though it was pretty cold. There was a lavish turn out and the organisers want to say many thanks to all those who took part, and a special thanks to all those who sponsored this year’s parade, money was well up on former years. So take a Bow.

Rathmore had a splendid Parade the Sunday before and

The third annual St. Patricks Day Parade went off very well in Carriganima yesterday afternoon, and the little village rocked to the sound of local music and  great  fun.


An important notice here to say that an iphone was lost on Sunday, somewhere in the town.

If you find it please contact  087 927 09 78


Monster Disco will be held in the GAA Hall on  Friday March 22nd for pupils of all the National schools. A great night is assured.

Many congratulations to Cloghoula national School on winning a prize at the St. Patricks Day Parade.


The Millstreet Vintage Club are gearing up for a mega rally on Easter Sunday March31st.  It will be held on the  Grounds of

K &L  Deliveries at the MountLeader Industrial Estate.  And there will be something for everyone. Trade Stands, Bouncing Castles , Live Music , the list goes on and on. This year they are having a professional photographer, who will take Family Portraits or any picture suited to your need.

And be reminded that the proceeds go this year to our newly formed, Reach Out Cancer Support, which is there for anybody who has the illness or living with someone who is. Their office is open at our Adult Learning Centre on the first Thursday of every month from 10 am to 12 noon.


Annual Table Quiz at Aubane on Good Friday night March 29th.


And they St.John’s GAA Club are hosting the All Ireland sheep-Shearing Championships at the Green Glens on May 25/26.


Our Gramaphone Circle monthly meeting will be held at the Canon O Donovan Centre this Friday night starting at 8,15 ,presenter, Michael Drew, Boherbue, All are welcome.


The Blood Transfusion Service wants to say many thanks who supported them so well at their recent visit to Millstreet.


At our local Library Saturday March 23rd is Children’s Book Club Day  at 12noon.


Juvenile GAA Club Victory and Medal presentation event at the Wallis Arms on Sunday March 24th.


The AGM  of the North Cork Branch of  MS will be held at the James O Keeffe Institute on Sunday March 24that 2pm.and all are welcome.


Next Monday night is the last of the Weigh-In in Cullen for another year. Cards holders please return cards and cash as soon as possible.


Bingo in Banteer to-night with €7,300 in prize money.



Millstreet Ballad Group  and Cullen Novelty Act participate  in the countyScór na bPaistí finals at, Ovens on Sunday commencing at 2pm.

The Munster Senior Scór semi finals go ahead in Mallow Youth Centre on Saturday with a full programme underway at 6pm, Millstreet participate in the question time category



A reminder for next week please send your notes to Mairead Daly. 087 903 14 75.


Agus sinn a bfuil a Cairde, Slan is beannacht De libh go leir.



2 thoughts on “Regional Report 1159 – 19th March 2013”

  1. Anyone who missed out on the launch night on Friday 15th March please be aware that there were many posters displayed in the shop windows and there was a very impressive sign at The Square. There is also information available on Facebook/Twitter/

    There really is no excuse for missing the launch but for your own non vigilance.

    For further information and alerts to the next event please send your details to <email> or text 086 4535703

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