Regional Report 1260 – 7th April 2015



Eily Buckley

Dia is mhuire diobh leir a Cairde and welcome to News Report 1260 from Millstreet.  Fondest Greetings dear listeners and I wish you all the very best on this lovely Tuesday morning of Easter Week.

Following our wonderful Holy week Church ceremonies, we were blessed with a real sunshine Easter Sunday and Monday. The crowds came out to every outdoor event with great gusto. Our  Country Park which celebrated its 20th birthday recently was parked with people of all ages. And there was something for every one. Season tickets at a mere €20 and the opening of the  entrance from the Liscahane Road made a big difference.  The Park is open every day. For enquiries ring 029 70810.

Meanwhile down at the green Glens and the mighty Drishane estate, the “Wheel of Millstreet Keeps on turning.” Equestrian events started there with the Millstreet Welcome Tour on Thursday April 2nd and will continue until Sunday April 12th. Admission is free all the way, and all are welcome. In excess of 170 horses completed the challenging cross-country coarse on Monday afternoon alone. A wonderful sight to see.

And all roads lead to the Green Glens Arena on tomorrow Wednesday night for the “Rock for Ott”concert.

Fundraiser, with the ever popular Liam OConnor, and the Fear ‘n Tighe is the one and only Michael O Muiratheataigh.

This weekend we look foreward to our Walking Festival on April 11/12th . Our dedicated organisers have added no less that four new walks to their list, which  will give patrons some new sights to see, and challenges to  negotiate. Contact 029 70163 .


The annual commemoration ceremony was held at the monument in the town square on Easter Sunday. The pipe Band attended and the oration was  ably delivered by Jerry Lehane to a large crowd.


Our Co. Council are sparing no effort to make our roads more user friendly. All the hedges have been cut and margins trimmed  which is giving  maximum view  to everybody. And I’d like to take this opportunity to say thanks to the Co.Council while at the same time  to ask road users to refrain from throwing litter out of their cars, thus spoiling it all for everyone.



Millstreet Annual Feile Ceoil will be held at the Community School on Sunday next April 12th starting at 12.30.


And The Transition year Students of our Community School will hold their Gala Fashion Show there on Thursday April 23rd. with outfits from as many popular stores taking part.


James Winters is going well in his  156 mile run on the scorching Sahara Dessert. He is one of 1300 people engaged in this mammoth challenge, which he is doing to raise funds for both Millstreet and Kanturk Hospitals. As well as cancer. James is the nephew of  our own Fr. Paddy O Byrne and his Dad is a long term patient at Kanturk Hospital.

A Watch and a sum of money were found separately at the West end. Ask about them at the Post Office.


Many Congratulations to 8year old Katelyn Buckley who won her heat on RTE2’s popular show Real Deal on Friday last.

Many thanks to all those who voted for her or supported her in any way.


The Novena of the Divine Mercy started on Good Friday and continues in our church every day at 3pm. all are welcome, and it ends on Sunday April 12th, at 3pm with prayers and confessions .


There is a new program by LTV2 on UTube every week.

Parish Office is closed today Tuesday April 7th.


A function was held at McCarthy’s Bar during the week organised by  the Tidy Towns committee and the men’s shed , to mark the departure of Roger Cresswell and his lovely wife Wendy who are about to return  to their native England. Everybody is sad to see them go. Since coming here eleven years ago Roger has taken at major role in our Men’s Shed and Tidy Towns efforts. On a rural note we will miss his planting and great attention to Our Lady’s Grotto on the Macroom Road.

His lovely wife Wendy was always a joy to meet in the shops etc. I’d Like to thank them both for the wonderful  contribution that they made to our community and wish them many  years of health and happiness in the future.


Aubane Social Club will celebrate their 40th Anniversary at the Riverside Hotel in Macroom on Saturday April 18th .Tickets from any member.


Contact 353 1647 02 06 for details of a course on coping with Arthritis which will be held at our Parish Centre.

Starting on April 9th. and ending on May 14th.



The weekly lotto draw was held at McCarthys Bar on Bank Holiday Monday night. Numbers drawn were13, 25, 26 28 and the Jackpot was not won. €100 went to Christina Lynch Killarney rd. the seller was The Wallis Arms Hotel and they got €50 sellers prize. €50 went to Johnnie Hickie,Shanaknuck, €20 each to DS O  Sullivan c/o Corkerys Bar. Mgt. Rogan, Priests Cross. Geraldine O Sullivan Dooneen. Martin Hinchen c/o Marie Twomey, Nora Tarrant , Richie O Regan.Tullig, Mgt Murphy, Meelin, and Kathleen O Sullivan,Dooneen.

Jackpot for next week €3,200 the draw at the Clara Inn on Sunday night.

Following last nights draw Chairman Noel Buckley wished the lovely Joanne, who took over the running of McCarthys Bar in recent times, every success for the future.


Our Community Singers will hold a special function  at the Parish Centre on this Thursday night April 9th. at which they will present a cheque from the proceeds of their popular CD, to Dr Declan Soden on behalf of  Breakthrough Cancer Research, based at CUH.


Agus sinn a bfuil a Cairde, please continue to enjoy the fine weather in safety.this is Eily Buckley saying slan is beannacht De libh go leir.

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