Dia is mhuire diobh go leir a Cairde and welcome to News Report 1256 from Millstreet.
Fondest greetings dear listeners and I wish you all the best on this cold and wintry Tuesday morning, with a blanket of beautiful snow on the ground.
The Month of March is upon us and is living up to its name of being as wild as a March Hare. The light blanket of snow our our roads on Monday morning caused lots of minor mishaps,though the highway at Ceim was blocked for a while when a big lorry jack-knifed on the hill, however nothing serious was reported. Extreme caution is advised during this cold snap which is said to be short-lived.
Our annual March Fair was badly hampered by bad weather on Sunday. The crowds and the number of stalls were the smallest ever as well as the number of horses at the sales area in the Fair Field. The cold sleety showers made it clear to many that the out of doors was to be avoided.
The Community Council Awards Social will be held at the Wallis Arms on Friday March 6th.
And the following is the list of worthy recipients.
- Special Award Dr.Pat Casey, chiefly in appreciation of all his work with the Cullen Special Needs Association for the past 32 years. Sponsor O’Flynn Medical,
- Humanitarian Award, Conor Hartnett, Sponsor O’Regan’s Mills.
- Marie Twomey, Service to the Community. Sponsor The Credit Union.
- Unsung Hero, John F Kelleher. Sponsor Aine Collins
- Media Award, Millstreet Website. Sponsor A.I.B.
- Town Enhansment Award , Millstreet Streetscapes. Sponsor Super Valu.
- Sports Award, Millstreet Junior A Team. Sponsor Apls Electric .
- Community Council Award. Mairead Daly. Sponsor Community Council .
- A Special Community Sports Achievment Award Goes to Chloe Collins , Megan Lehane & Chloe Barrett.
Please be reminded that the tickets for the Community Council Awards Social are on sale at €25 each. and can be had from any Council Member. Music by the popular Back on Track.
A meeting to calculate numbers will be held at the Wallis Arms to-night.all ticket sellers please attend.
Hot on the heels of the Awards Social,the Communits will be busy preparing for our St. Patrick’s Day Parade .
In Rathmore they will hold their 5th annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade on Sunday March 15th starting at 2pm sharp.Grand Marshall the popular Val Moynihan, Chairman of Marian Players Panto Group. Their Contact number 087 6676817.
More about Rathmore
A new community market will be starting up on Fridays from 10.30-1.30pm in Teach Iosagain, Rathmore. The first market will take place on Friday 20 March. There will be a variety of items for sale from artisan food producers and crafters. Contact Tony for more information on 083-1588404
Out in Carriginma they are also holding their St Patricks Day Parade on Sunday March 15th. Starting at the later time of 3pm … and in true Carrig. fashion, it will be full of novelties and surprises.
In Millstreet the Parade will go ahead as always on St. Patrick’s Day, Tuesday March 17th Starting from the Tanyard at 5pm.
With lots of categories to choose from.There will be prizes for Vintage, Culture, Best Float, Best dressed Pet, Best dressed Buggy, Best Club presentation, and Best dressed Window.
For more information contact Maura Kiely 087 94 888 49.
IRD Duhallow are organising a tour of the Historic Graves at Drishane Cemetry to-day .
Once again I’d like to remind that our Recycling Centre ,Station Road is open for only two and a half days a week from now on. On Monday and Thursday, Closed for lunch.
and until 1pm on Saturdays.
Our Weekly Lotto Draw was held at the Wallis Arms on Sunday night. Numbers drawn were1, 15, 22,23 and the Jackpot was not won. €100 went to James Carroll, Liscarroll, The Seller was Tom Carroll and he got €50 sellers prize. €50 went to Brian Kelleher Aubane, €20 each to Paddy O Connor, Ballinkeen, Joan Wall,Station Rd. John Moylan, Coole, Amy O Sullivan Minor Row,. Fr.James McSweeney, Altamount, Kenneth Forde, Carriginma. Mgt. Murphy, Cloghoulabeg, and Richie O Keeffe, Canon O Donovan Centre. Jackpot for next week €2,200 the draw at Tarrants Bar on Sunday night.
The AGM of the Lotto will be held at the Wallis Arms Hotel on Friday March 20th at 7pm.
Our Community singers attended the Vigil Mass on Saturday night. the young people who are about to get their Confirmation attended with their parents. and Canon John gave them the Pledge to abstain from intoxicating drinks and drugs, for a time of their own choosing.
A very successful Fair trade event was held at the Pastoral Centre on Saturday night after the Vigil Mass, and people are asked to buy Fair Trade products in the shops. Look out for their special wrapping. It will help people in poorer countries to survive on their own.
The annual Cake Sale will be held in Cullen on Mothers Day March 15th in aid of their popular Pipe Band. Homemade baking gratefully accepted. Contact any band member for details.
Still with Cullen, Courses in Tai Chi &Chi Kung start this Thursday night March 5th, for 5 weeks. Starts at 8.30.
Weekly WeighIn in Cullen every Monday Night,plus Music Dancing and jumbo excercises.
Eucteristic Adoration in Cullen Church every Thursday from 10am to 7pm.
Keep in touch with our Website for the current programs of LTV2.
A Table Quiz will be held at Moll Carthys Bridge on March 20th in aid of Marymount Hospice.
Our beautiful newly refurbished Museum is well worth a visit. An ideal place to take visitors .
Open Hours are Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday from 9.30 to 4pm. For more details ring Mary 087 652 18 50.
Looking further ahead Our Walks Committee will host their next Walking Festival on April 11/12th.
Drift Championships at the Green Glens June 6/7.
Cope Foundation Will hold their Church Gate Collection this weekend March 7/8, Your support would be appreciated.
A note from Aubane to say that Liz Leader of Tir na nOg fame
Will give a Beauty & Tanning Demo on Tuesday March 10th at 8pm. Adm. €5.
Eucheristic Adoration in our Church every Tuesday & Wednesday. From 10.30 am to 10.30 pm.
Confessions on Saturdays from 12.30 to 1pm.
Snow is falling as I speak. Please take good care.
Agus sinn a bfuil a Cairde this is Eily Buckley dsaying Slan is beannacht De libh go leir.