Regional Report 1266 – 19th May 2015



Eily Buckley

Dia is mhuire diobh go leir a cairde and welcome to News Report 1266 from Millstreet. Fondest greeting and I wish you all the very best of on this sunny morning following a very wet night.

There is a smile on every face in Millstreet again and on faces throughout the world really, and all because our beloved Seán Radley is back among us again. For some weeks now we’ve held our breath since it became apparent that he had serious problems with his heart. The word went ‘viral’ and people in all parts of the world prayed that he would get the right treatment and on time. And thanks be to God, the prayers worked.

Four well placed stents later and our beloved Seán is back in Millstreet, hale and hearty, where he is loved and cherished by all.

I must say a very sincere word of thanks, on behalf of us all, to our friend and fellow member of the LTV2 crew, Willie FitzGerald (Cullen) who remained Seánie’s driver  and carer during all his needs, be it in Limerick, Dublin, Killarney or Millstreet, etc. He was his right hand man all the way.

Buíochas le Dia a story with a happy ending, and we wish Seán many years of Good health.

Eight year old Katelyn Buckley, Kilmeedy, who received her first Holy Communion on Saturday travelled to Dublin on Monday, fully supported by family and friends, to take part in the All Ireland  Finals of the Childrens TV Show,The Real Deal. She put on a wonderful performance but didn’t make the grade against contestants from all over the country. However as runner up she will receive a special medal as a momento of her great achievement. Well done Katie.

The crowds are flocking to our Holy Tubrid Well in larger numbers than ever this year. The Holy Rosary is recited there every evening of this Month at 8pm and the Annual Month of May Mass will be said there on Friday May 29th  at 7.30 .


Annual Mass at Kilcorney Grotto to-night May 19th at 8.


Dromtarriffe ICA will host a talk/demo by Gneeveguilla Garden Centre to night May 19th starting at 8pm all wlcome.


Irish Cancer Society want to say many thanks to all those who supported their recent church Gate Collection in Ballydaly which amounted to €335.


It’s that time of year again when our hardworking members of the Tidy Towns Committee are asking for lots of help. At the moment as well as keeping Millstreet Clean they want help at planting the tubs and boxes around the town and it environs. Please  listen to their call.  Join them for the weekly Clean Up every Thursday evening, starting our from the  town square and find out about the planting and get stuck in please.


A very enjoyable event was held at the Parish Centre on Thursday Night last organised by Marie Twomey at which donations from the proceeds of the Community Singers CD ”Together” was presented in aid of Cancer. Dr Declan Soden of CUH received €2,000 and Mairead Daly €1,000 in support of her local Cancer aid Group. Then there was some tea and refreshments and a great time was had by all.

The final night of the Community Singers season will this Thursday night at 8pm. until they resume  September. DV.


Cloghoula School annual Pattern will be held this Sunday May 24th with many new attractions. Always a great family Day.


Kilcorney Feis will be held at the Community Centre on Sunday May 24th.  For details ring 086 819 6141.


Program 257 of LTV2 is now on UTube thanks to the expertise of Bernard Crowley.


Read the interesting story on our website of Dr. Barry Cotter the first Doctor of Melbourne, who was born at our Flintfield House.

Here are the results of this weeks Parish Lotto Draw which was held at the Mal Passo Bar on Sunday night. Numbers drawn were 9, 12, 13 ,26 and the Jackpot was not won. €100 went to Millstreet Monument Committee, the seller was Jerry Lehane and he got €50 sellers prize. €50 went Eileen Egan Liscarroll, €20 each to Sheila Corkery,Adrivale. DD O Sullivan, Ballydaly, Martin mcSweeney, Carriginma, Kitty Cronin, The Rectory, Patrick Coleman, Minor Row, Shannon Healy, Clara Rd. Donal McCarthy Rathmore, Jerry Reardon, Millwheel.

Jackpot for next week €4.400 the draw at McCarthys Bar on Sunday night.


Many Congratulations to all the boys and girls from the town schools who received their First Holy Communion on Saturday. The Church was crowded, and Canon John remarked that there was a marked increase in the number of young recipients, with over six countries represented.



Millstreet V Ballydesmond in the County Intermediate Football Championship on a meeting in Kiskeam on Friday evening with a 7.30pm throw in.


Eucharistic Adoration in Millstreet every Tuesday  and Wednesday from 10.30 am to 10.30pm and in Cullen on Thursdays 10am to 7pm.

Confessions in Millstreet Church every Saturday from 12.30 to1pm.

Agus sinn a bguil a cairde, this is Eily Buckley saying many thanks for joining me, Slán is beannacht Dé libh go léir.




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