Dia is mhuire diobh go leir a cairde and welcome to Regional Report 1230. Fondest greetings dear listeners and I wish you all the very best on this fresh and breezy Tuesday morning. And a fond Céad míle Fáilte ( hundred thousand welcomes) to all the people who are flooding into our town this week from all over the world for our International Summer Horse Show, which begins today and ends on Sunday evening. We sincerely hope they enjoy their stay.
On the national scale our little country is awash with tourists both from at home and abroad, this year, with hotels and guest houses giving some real value for money, and the exceptionally good weather, playing no small part either. Buíochas le Dia.
Hill and mountain climbing is very popular also trips to the seaside. The sign boards around our town give the visitor an account of all we have to offer, while Sean Radley and his Crew at the newly refurbished Museum /Tourist office leave no stone unturned to make sure that all the local info is handed out.
But as I said it’s Summer Show Week, here and the huge horse trucks are rolling into the Green Glens Arena at a great rate. The Venue still in full bloom following the recent European Pony Cross Country Championships. For those who have no interest in horses, the Green Glens is worth a visit for its own beauty alone. Admission is free all the way, and casual visitors are welcome any time. Food is available all day every day in the many food outlets on site, and plenty of seating both inside and out.
Our town is a lovely sight, thanks to the efforts of all the people who came out to paint and decorate every building from end to end, to plant flowers and keep them watered during dry spells, and put up colourful bunting. And our many food outlets and accommodation, and other services in the Town are geared up to receive the multitudes.
All in all it is a wonderful example of everybody pulling together for the common good.
Again we wish the Duggan Family the best of good luck and God’s blessing as they take on yet another International Summer Horse Show.
Other events coming up in the Green Glens.
- We will see a return of the mighty Cork 20 Rally from October 3 to 5th.
- The National Dairy Show October 18th.
- Pony Owners &Young Riders Charity Show October, 24/25/26.
- Self-Build Show November 7/8/9.
Ring our Millstreet Country Park for details of their open hours and list of activities and features. 2970810, or millstreetcountrypark.ie.
There are some great bargains to be had at the popular Ballyhass Lakes at the moment, give them a call at 022 27773 for details of their many half-price offers for u16s, or email Ballyhasslakes.ie.
A very enjoyable our-of-doors dance was held at the Platform in Mushera last week.
The AGM of the Aubane Social Club will be held on Tuesday August 26th.
A gala Concert will be held at the Glen Theatre this Friday night August 16th. Artists taking part include Gloria, Jason Mcgilligan, Sheila FitzGerald, Diane Cannon and lots more. To book your tickets ring 029 56239.
Plans are afoot to erect a monument to the renowned freedom fighter, Riobard O Suillibhan, better known as the Bard. And a meeting will be held in Kilcorney on Saturday August 23rd. Please give your best support this project.
A coffee Morning is being held at the GAA Hall today until 1pm, in aid of our Church Restoration and Cope in Mallow.
And please let me remind you that copies of the financial report of our church are available in our church. They make very encouraging reading, to see how the massive loan of almost four million Euro is fast decreasing thanks to the ongoing contributions from the public.
Eucharistic Adoration in our Church every Tuesday /Wednesday from 10.30 am to 10.30 pm and in Cullen on Thursdays from 10.am to 7pm. If you’d like your name to go on the regular patrons list, please contact the Parish Office 029 70043.
Legion of Mary Meeting in our Parish Centre every Monday night at 8pm. And the Kerry Legion of Mary annual young adult’s conference will be held at All Hallows College Dublin on August 30/31st. Details from Liam 086-8888918.
Our Parish Lotto Draw was held at the Wallis Arms Hotel on Sunday night .Numbers drawn were 8, 14, 15, 22 and the Jackpot was not won. €100 went to Alan Kelleher Drishane Rd. The Seller was the Clara Inn and they got €50 sellers prize, €50 went Kay FitzGerald Rathmore, €20 each to Tom O Sullivan, Rathduane, Peter Horgan Kilmeedy, Noreen O Sullivan Kilcummin. Teresa Casey, Tullig, David & Siobhan McCaul, Joan OConnor, Barry Murphy Kilcorney, & Angela Cronin, Clara Rd. Jackpot for next week is €13,000 the draw at Tarrants Bar on Sunday night. Get your tickets early to avoid disappointment.
Please keep in close contact with our website (millstreet.ie). And see all the other wonderful things that are happening. See how Donal Cashman and his friend from Romania, took to the air over our town in paragliders to bring you the best pictures of our recent happenings. Also the latest sporting achievements. And a pic of our own Joanne O Riordan who appeared on national television this week. We wish her and all the other students who are awaiting their Leaving Cert Results this week the very best of luck.
The Best of Luck also to the lovely Mary Hickey, Rathmore who is a teacher at our Presentation school and is a candidate for these Years, Rose of Tralee.
This Friday the Feast day of the Assumption of our Blessed Lady and it is a Holy Day. Church services are the same as for the weekends.