Dia is mhuire diobh go leir a cairde and welcome to News report 1258 from Millstreet. Fondest Greetings dear friends and I wish you all the best on this rather cold and showery Tuesday morning.
Our Lotto Committee had no less than two reasons to celebrate in the past week. On Thursday night they held their AGM at the Wallis Arms Hotel. For the past 21 years this has been an occasion for joy and celebration every time. With the treasurer’s Report bearing proof of the wonderful success that this venture continues to be and saw each of the members namely our GAA Club,The Town Park and The Youth Ameniety Complex receiving €30.000 each in the past year. And over €39,000 paid out in prize money. Copies of the Treasurers Report are available on request . As always sincere thanks was extended to the general public who continue to support the local lotto which is doing so much good for our community.
At the Election of Officers the existing panel were re-elected in block. No one wanted to see such a hardworking and dedicated committee replaced. They are Co-Chairmen Denis Twomey & Noel Buckley, Secretary (and a lot more) Marie Twomey. There are about 35 people involved in the day to day running of the Lotto. Representing the Town Park ,The GAA, and the Community Council for the Youth complex.
Every care is taken in the running of the lotto to ensure accountability and transparency. Following the draw, the tickets are taken and counted, (by Brendan Bourke) and they are checked against the amount of money brought in.
Following the AGM a wonderful four-course meal was served by the Wallis Arms Hotel and a social event went on until late.
Next reason for celebration was on Sunday night ahead of the Draw. At the Wallis Arms Hotel the Cheque for €18.000 was presented to young Michael Walsh, Sallies Cross, Kanturk.who was the proud winner of one of our biggest Jackpots ever. On his first week working at Apls electric ,Michael bought one of our tickets and the prize was his. He was visably overjoyed by his good luck. Lucky also was the popular Noreen Tarrant, Liscreagh who sold the winning ticket and got €1,800 sellers prize. Secretary Marie Twomey who presented the cheque congratulated the winners and wished them well.
Sean Radley was there to capture it all of his camera and in a very short time he had it splashed on our website for the whole wide world to see.
Here are the results of this weeks parish Lotto draw which was held at Corkery’s Bar on Sunday night.
Numbers drawn were17, 27, 30, 31 and the Jackpot was not won.
€100 went Eliszabeth Buckley, Dooneen, the seller was Denis Hickey and he got €50 sellers prize.
€50 went to Charles Ankatel, Boherbue.
€20 each to Ellie Kelleher,Tullig, Anna Bola, Altamount, Declan Kelleher Aubane, Noreen Murphy, Ballydaly, Ronan Murphy, West End, Margaret O’ Leary Rathmore Eamon Guerin Lombardstown, and Niall McSweeney, Ballydaly.
Jackpot for next week €2,800,the draw at the MalPasso Bar on Sunday night.
The month of March is moving on fast and it was a busy one. But the Month of April looks like its going to be the same. With Equestrian events at the Green Glens and Drishane starting as early as April 2nd. With what is called the Millstreet Welcome Tour. which will run on and off from April 2nd until April 12th.
We have our annual Walking Festival coming on April 11/12. Always another popular event.
And the mighty MonsterMac will be making its comeback on April 25th. centred at the Lovely Country Park.
But before all that we have the next leg of the Voice of the Glen to look foreward to, and I have a note to say that all from the West will be going to the Glen Theatre this Friday night in support of their own countryman Teddy Herlihy . They have organised a bus to leave Rathmore this Friday evening at 7.15,Ballydaly 7.30,Millstreet 7.45.
We wish Teddy who is part of our Pipe Band and Sponsored by Kanturk Mart ,every success.in the semi final on Friday night.
To book your seat on the bus contact 087 6676817.
A coffee morning in aid of daffodil Day will be held at our GAA hall this Friday March 27th from 9.30 to 12.30 Please support it well.
Since part of one of our Church windows was chosen to appear on a postage at Christmas, it has drawn attention from far and wide. People from all the world seek it out when they come to Millstreet. Our State of the art museum/Tourist point is also a great attraction. The exhibits are clearly displayed and Sean Radley and Mary O Sullivan are only too delighted to show it all off to any visitor.
The Open hours are Tuesday /Wednesday/ Friday 9.30 to 4pm Contact number Mary 087 6521850.
This years WeighIn finished in Cullen on Monday night and the Cullen Special Needs association can report yet another very successful term and hundreds of pounds weight were lost and hundreds of Euro made for good causes. Many congratulations to the organisers on yet another very successful fundraiser in aid of so many deserving cases.
Eucharistic Adoration in Cullen every Thursday from 10am to 7pm. In Millstreet on Tuesday and Wednesday from 10.30 am to 10.30 pm . Confessions in Millstreet every Saturday from 12.30 to 1.
Agus Sinn a bfuil a Cairde , slan is beannacht De libh go leir.