Regional Report 1233


Eily Buckley

Dia is mhuire diobh go leir a cairde and welcome to News Report 1233 from Millstreet. Fondest greetings dear listeners and I wish you all the very best on this lovely Tuesday morning.

Our weekend was full of excitement with the launch of the Mighty Cork 20 Car Rally on Friday night. It was centred at the Wallis Arms Hotel, where the official launch took place. And for a second year running the Cork 20 Car Rally will be held in Millstreet on October 3rd to 5th, based at the Green Glens Arena. Details of this year’s route will not be made until shortly before the event.

On Sunday the air was electric when our Junior Football Team captured the Duhallow title, beating Knocknagree. Celebrations went on until late on Sunday night and our heartiest congratulations go out to all involved.

Marie Twomey and our Community Singers gave a recital at the Clara Inn on Friday night and were very well received. And the good news is that Marie is set to hold her weekly singing sessions through to long nights again this winter. And all are welcome to join.

The September Horse Fair was held on Sunday, and was blessed with fine weather.


Monday morning saw many little children making it to school for the very first time, and we wish them God’s Blessing all the way.


I’ve a notice here to say that the Millstreet Mother and Toddler Group are starting on Tuesday September 9th, and every Tuesday from then on. Takes place at the GAA Hall from 9.45 to 11.45.

All are welcome.


The first Community Council meeting following the summer break will be held on Tuesday night of next week September 9.


Garry O Sullivan, Ballinagree wants you to know that the last dance for this season will be held at Mushera Platform on Sunday September 7th from 3-5 in the afternoon.


Bingo in Banteer to-night starting at 8.30. Jackpot €6,150.

€8,150 in all up for grabs.

Bingo in Millstreet every Thursday night.


Millstreet Lotto Draw was held at Corkerys Bar on Sunday night numbers drawn were 4, 13, 15, 19 and the Jackpot was not won.

€100 went to Mary Culinane, Sandpit. The seller was Tommy Tucker and he got €50 sellers prize, €50 went to Christine Hickey, Mountleader, €20 each to Laurence Mc Carthy, Tanyard, FionnCronin, Liscahane, Eilish Dunne Bolomore, Los Zarcos Football Club. Marian Curtin, Boherbue. Geraldine O Sullivan, Dooneen. Donal & Angelica Cashman, Tullig. Niamh O Mahony, Inchaleagh.

Jackpot for next week €13,600 the draw at the Mal Passo Bar on Sunday night.


At the Blood Donor Clinic which was held here last week 111 people came forward to support this important service. So well done to all who donated their blood.


The roads to Kilmeedy are to be avoided these times, as lengthy delays are the norm. Extensive work is in progress laying fibre-optic cables all the way from the wind farms in Caherdowney to Cruigs Cross in Ballydaly. The section from Kilmeedy Bridge started this week; there are long delays, so the place is best avoided if at all possible. Even Local traffic has in some cases had to travel over Bealac scenic mountain pass to get to where they want to go.


The IRD Duhallow Monthly information leaflet for September has been delivered to every household, please read it carefully and see all the wonderful help that are available through their great services.

Their number as always 02960633.


Legion of Mary meeting at the Parish Centre every Monday night starting at 8.and all are welcome.


It’s that time of year again when many night classes and other events are resuming after the Summer Break, if you have something that you would like others to know about then don’t hesitate to send me a message. Text 086 3163285 or



Ballyheigue Pattern Day Monday September 8th Mass at their Grotto at 11am. Celebrated by Bishop Ray Browne.



Cullen choir practice resumes to-morrow Wednesday at 7.15 New Members welcome.


Eucharistic Adoration in Millstreet Church every Tuesday and Wednesday for twelve hours each day starting at 10.30 am and in Cullen on Thursdays from 10am to 7. If you’d like to join up as a regular, please ring the parish Office 02970043.


Our Parish office is open every Monday Tuesday Wednesday and Friday from 10am to 1 and 2pm to 5.


A word from John Tarrant Congratulations to Millstreet on capturing the Duhallow Junior A Football Championship title on overcoming Knocknagree in a thrilling decider at Banteer on Sunday. All concerned were accorded a fitting reception through the town on Sunday night. And well done to the Millstreet Minor B Hurling team on progressing to the North Cork Championship Final.


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

(That’s all my friends, Goodbye and God Bless you all).




It’s important that I let you, the listeners, know that the Station has (C103) has informed me that from September 18th 2014. The format of my broadcast, and all the others, will be drastically changed. From then on, I will only be allowed to read the headings of my news on air, which would take about 30 seconds and the rest will go on line.

I’m not sure if this decision can be reversed by people power, but if enough of people think so, they can contact the Manager at C103, Mr. Kiaran Mc Geary.

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