Regional Report 1186 – 24th September 2013



Eily Buckley

Dia is mhuire diobh go leir a  cairde and welcome to News Report 1186 from Millstreet.
We had a great weekend here in Millstreet and lots of money were raised for  some very good causes. It kicked off on Saturday with a 10k walk or run starting out from the Pub in Carriginma. It was a first and over 100 people took part. There was no shortage of cooling drinks and sticking plaster, along the way and later there was Music and Dancing with Tommy G. All the proceeds will be divided between Millstreet and Macroom Hospitals.
Sean and Matt at the Pub have top be commended for the great work that they do for their community in the greater Carriganima area.
Apart from that Our beautiful Country Park ran a super Kite Festival which attracted huge crowds. Again it was a first but one that is destined to become an annual event. The weather was great and children and adults had a great time, even learned how to make their own kite.  All the proceeds will go to Cancer research. And well done to all concerned.

Our Pipe Band held their annual Church Gate collection. It was well supported  and they want to thank all those who gave so generously.

A lot of our town Square is taken up at the moment by the ongoing work to improve that part of our town, and when it is finished it will be worth the inconvenience.

The placing of the Astro Turf at the Town park will begin this week and will take about two weeks

The Mighty Cork 20 Car Rally  will be held on October 5/6. Centred at the Green Glens .

Cork 20 International Rally Family Festival  is on  Oct 4,5,6th. On Friday at 8pm the rally will official commence with up to twenty cars going over the start ramp in the square.

Throughout the weekend there will be a family orientated rally festival of events running in the  Green  Glens indoor arena  which will  include karting, Bungee trampoline,   Rally simulator, head to head  auto-testing, tractor  building  against  the  clock and rally merchandise stands.
Outside, the  service area for all the rally cars  will take place over  Saturday and Sunday.
On  the  Saturday  evening at 5.30 p.m the top 10 drivers will compete in a indoor karting grand prix. This is sure  to be a great spectacle.

Entry is free with your Rally Program and all children go free. Rally programs will  be on sale  at  the door at a price of € 10.

Details of the stages and so on are on our website and news papers. People would do well to check them and see what roads are closed etc. There is a great demand for accommodation, not only from all over Ireland,but also many foreign parts.

Bertie Buckley’s art classes will resume in the GAA Hall on Tuesday, October 1st at the usual time.

On Saturday October 12th our Community school will celebrate it’s 40th anniversary at the Green Glens . It’s promises to be a wonderful event of reminiscing and  looking back over all those highly successful years. Tickets are on sale at the School 02970087 and all are welcome. Please get yours as early as possible so that the organisers can calculate numbers.

Thursday October 10th is Ladies Night at Aubane’s Community Centre, For a skin & Beauty  demo. With special Guest Liz Leader.

And their annual Fancy Dress night this year will be held at the Wallis Arms Hotel on  Thursday October18th. A great night in town every year and always for a good cause. Proceeds this time go the Reach out to Cancer.

Weekly Set dancing resumed in Aubane last night and will continue every Monday night in the months ahead.

And all roads lead to the Opera House in Cork city at 2pm on Sunday October 6th for the eagerly  awaited Premier of
“No limbs no Limits”. The documentary about our own Joanne O’Riordan who has already captured the love and attention of the whole world. Her story which was compiled by her brother Stephen will be told award-winning actress Marie Mullen. Tickets can be pre-booked by ringing the Opera House at 012 427 00 22.

And last but not least .Watch out for Joanne & Steve on this Friday night’s Late Late Show, With Ryan Tubridy.

Coffee Morning in aid of Mary Mount Hospice this Thursday morning at the GAA Hall from 10- 12.30, Please support it well.

Millstreet Macra are having a ‘Quiz with a Twist’ this Friday the 27th of September at eight o’clock in Corkerys Bar Millstreet! It is €20 euro for a team of four! Raffle also on the night. Everyone welcome.

Trad for Trocaire on October 3rd at the Community School at 8pm. An evening of Traditional Music,song & dance . Admission free.Collection for Trocaire.

Afternoon of Prayer at Banteer Hall in  honour of the 45th anniversary of the death of Padre Pio on Sunday September 29th, from 2.30.

Notes from IRD Duhallow: They are providing suicide Training Courses ,starting with a talk to-night Sept.24th followed by a two-day course October 15/16.

And be reminded that the IRD Duhallow Domestic Violence Help-line,for both men and women, is available Monday to Saturday. Contact number 087 77 33 33 7. don’t suffer alone, help is out there.

In Cullen, Enrolling for their Pipe Band is on Friday Sept 7.30  ,For more details ring 087 234 76 51.

Cullen National School are asking for used clothing on next Friday September 27th. Bags can be handed in at the School from 9.30 to 3pm.

Our Tidy Towns Committee are asking if anybody out there would have a vacant barn or shed where they could store their pot of flowers for the Winter.These flowers were beautiful  but costly this Summer and they are going to try a save them for next year. If you have the likes please give me a ring and I will put you in touch.
My mobile is 086 316 32 85.

Eucharistic Adoration in our Church on Tuesday & Wednesdays from 10.30 am to 10.30 pm , and in Cullen on Thursdays from 10am to 9pm.
Best wishes to Mark Ellis and the Cork team that contest the All Ireland Senior Hurling Final replay against Clare in Croke Park on Saturday.

Agus sinn a bfuil a Caird slan is beannacht De libh go leir.(Goodbye and God Bless you all.)

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