Regional Report 1172 – 18th June 2013



Eily Buckley

Dia is mhuire diobh go leir a Cairde and welcome to News Report 1172 from Millstreet.
Fondest Greetings dear listeners and I wish you all the very best on this lovely calm Tuesday morning.

Today we want to send best wishes for many years of happy retirement to Denis J Hickey, better known as Denny John, of Cullen who has recently retired following almost 50 years of faithful service at Noel C Duggans. His cheery ways and unequalled attention to duty,will be sorely missed. Again we wish himself and his lovely wife Mary, the best of health and happiness in the future.

A note from Bina Burke to say a million thanks to all those who supported their church gate collect in aid of Courtmacherry LifeBoats at the weekend, which amounted to €2 053.

Following almost 5 years of waiting our museum looks like its going to be a reality once again, at the Carnegie Hall. At the moment it is being fitted with state of the art show cabinets and  up-to –date computer equipment. Needless to say it will be costly so Sean Radley and his team will need lots of help to get it up and running. And the good news is that it will also double as our brand new tourist office. So keep an eye on its progress.

I hope that everybody has  a copy of the Program for our Gathering Festival which will run from July 4th to 7th. A full program of events have been carefully planned,so that there is something for everyone.

July 4th,the Blessing of  the Cross on Clara ,All walkers must register at the Pastoral Centre for the 6  o’clock start.and do so again on their return,so that nobody will be lost .
There’s a Teddy Bears Picnic in the Town Park that evening also and a Table Quis at the Hotel.

Friday July 5th our Athletic Clubs Races, will feature The Willie Neenan Memorial 10K Road Race plus races for all ages. With lots cash prizes up for grabs.
All races will start out from the GAA Hall. following registration.
Friday also, Live Music with Natural Gas at the Wallis Arms Hotel.

There’s a long list of activities for Saturday July 6th,

Millstreet FC Gathering Blitz,
Walking Festival
Millstreet Golf Classic to be  played in Kanturk,
Artisan Food & Craft Fair in the Town square.
Signature Dish Competition.
Busking Festival Round one.
Family Fun Evening in the Town Park,
Treasure Hunt In the Town Square,
And a Music Pub Trail & Night Club  Special.

Sunday July 7th   Cycle Race,    A Vintage Run.
Ancient Ways –Historic Trails,
Busking Competition Round Two, All starting out from the Square. Please keep this list at hand, so that you wont miss out.

I wish the  Hardworking, Gathering Group and all involved in the venture every success and fine weather.
Further details on line,

And all the while our dedicated Tidy Towns group are working hard not only,to keep Millstreet clean and tidy but adding new features all the time, They are now recruiting the help of school children and teaching them at an early stage on how to care for their own home town.

Note from John Joe Herlihy to say that he is offering a free dance to all his patrons at Darby o’ Gills on Sunday June 23rd . Music by the popular Jer Healy and the Garvey Band.

Pitch ‘n Putt , The John Sing Cup team Competition will be held Monday Tuesday & Wednesday June24, 25, 26th. a 7pm
Team Details on the Millstreet Website.

Our Gramaphone Circle meeting will be at the Canon O Donovan Centre this Friday night starting at 8.15.
Presenter Pat. McCarron, Bandon. All Welcome.

National Charasmatic renewel Conference 2013,June 29th and 30th
7 30th at CityWest Dublin. Contact Sr. Bridget, 0214 25 11 00.

Blood Donor Clinic in Millstreet today at the GAA Hall from 5 to 8.30 pm. Please support it well.

The Official opening of the  new extention to Rockchapel’s Bruach na Carraige takes place on Monday June 24th  at 8pm  ,the honours being done by Minister of Art & Culture,
Jimmy Deenihan TD.

A Dog Show,organised by the Poulanargid Harrier Club, in aid of Guide Dogs for the Blind will be held in Kilmurry on Friday June 21st at 7.30pm. A wide range of Classes and lots of Fun activities.

If youd to Bring Back the Cupla Focal,and learn to speak Irish ,contact Eileen or Liz. 087 249 10 89.

Don’t forget to ring IRD Duhallow at 029 60633,for information on all the great courses that they have to offer.

Millstreet overcame St. Johns by three points in the Duhallow Junior B Football League.
This Tuesday evening, Millstreet are away to Rockchapel in the Duhallow Cup at 8pm.

Here are the results of this weeks parish lotto Draw which was held at the Clara Inn on Sunday night.
Numbers drawn were 6, 11, 16, 18 and the Lucky winner of the €10,400 lotto Jackpot was John Murphy,of Clara.

The seller was Donal Guiney and he got €1,040 sellers prize.

The Cheques will be presented to the lucky winners at the
Clara Inn on next Sunday night.

€20 each went to  a further ten lucky winners. Eamon Guerin, Lombardstown , Suin McCarthy, Cloghoula, Fionn Corkery, Coomligane, Jim Broxton ,Cloghoula, Donie & Francis Ring, Cloghoula, Joan Wall, Station rd, Nan, Teresa, June & Maura ,
Teresa & Patrick O Leary Rathcoole, Ml. Lynch Clondrohid, 7 Con. O Connor Rathrue.
Jackpot for next week €2,000 ,the draw at the Wallis Arms Hotel on Sunday night.

Agus sinn a bfuil a cairde,  Slan is Beannacht De libh go leir.
(That’s all for now, Goodbye and God be with you all).


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.