Eily’s Update – 2nd February


Dia is mhuire diobh go leir a cairde, and welcome.

Very few programs start this week without a mention of Terry Wogan, and I’m glad that our website  has given a section all of its own to his memory. It makes wonderful viewing. Please bring it to the notice of the many people who are not online. No doubt some of them have followed the renowned Terry’s career from humble beginnings, to the great heights that he achieved in fifty years. May God reward him for all his goodness and give his soul eternal rest.

Another very interesting feature on our Web this week shows the historic Altamount House, the Before and he After. Again a great feature for those who remembered it in its hey-day.

We’ve moved on to the month of February, and the joys of Spring were welcomed in here in Millstreet when one mother sheep gave birth to three lovely little lambs. In spite of the unusual weather, the daffodils  and other spring  flowers are making their appearance. They never fail to fill us hope for the future.

Well done to all those involved in our Men’s Shed. They had their official opening last week. A very large crowd turned up to wish them well. The popular Roger Cresswell made it over from his home in England to help cut the tape.

In spite of the awful weather, it was a night of friendship, and music, song and dance and lovely refreshments.

They open every Tuesday both AM and PM, they have 25 members on the books and now with their new premises in Church St, there’s room for more. Contact Bertie Buckley for more information 087 679 38 41.

This is a very Holy week, starting off with the Feast of St. Bridget on Monday. February 1st with many people seeking St. Bridget’s Crosses to place in their homes.  Candlemus day on Tuesday February 2nd , when candles  are blessed for use on the Alter in the year ahead. And home owners invited to bring candles to mass for blessing and taken home for their own use. BlessedCandles were widely used in the home in the past.


Wednesday February 3rd the Feast day of St. Blaise, and the 10am Mass followed by the blessing of throats. This ceremony is always very well attended.


It’s hard to believe that the season of Lent is just around the corner. Wednesday February 10th is Ash Wednesday, and Easter Sunday is on March 27th.


Our wekly Lotto Draw was held at the Mal Passo Bar on Sunday night. Numbers drawn were 5, 7, 10, 18 and the Jackpot was not won. €100 went to Sheila Walsh, c/o Michelle Whelan. The seller was Michelle Whelan and she got €50 seller’s prize. €50 went to Dan Joe Murphy, Knocknakilla. €20 each went Stephen Forde, Cullen, Marguerrite Kelleher, Minor Row. Michael Healy, Drishane View, Kathryn O Sullivan,Crinaloo, Pauline Murphy,Clara, Mary O Connell, Kilcorney, Dan Crowley c/o Tom Carroll, and Eileen Kearney Dromagh.

Jackpot for next week €7,200 the draw McCarthys Bar on Sunday night.


The pupils of our Community School are ready to stage their annual Play on Tuesday Wednesday and Thursday this week. This year it’s the Plough and the Stars and it starts at the Community School each night at 8. Please give them your best support.


On Monday night February 1st the Marian Players in Rathmore brought down the curtains on their 29th annual Pantomime. It was a glittering performance and the proceeds of this years event were presented to the Kerry Parents and Friends of the Impaired, which came to a staggering €21,000. A joyous Val Moynighan thanked the entire voluntary cast, the helpers and audiences, who came to support them. And vowed, they’d be back again next year.

We have lots of ways for you to shed a few pounds and get fit for the year ahead.

Cullen Special Needs Association meet every Monday night. This week 45 people weighed in and took part in the Zumba Fitness Program.  In the few weeks since they opened 312 pounds weight have been lost.


Adult gym open every day at the Youth Centre.

Uni-Slim at the ECentre every Tuesday. For enquiries at our E Centre ring 029 21676.

Our Athletic Club are inviting new members also.

And our lovely Town Park is the place to go anytime, with its Childrens Playground and tarmac track and a host of adult exercise machines to choose from, all free of charge. Many thanks to all those who keep it in pristine condition.


The Community Council have  placed defibilators for public use  both at the door of the Youth Centre and at the door of the Garda Station in the Town square.

Defibilator Course in Aubane Saturday February 13th.


Millstreet Community School presents Sean O Casey’s Plough and the Starts this week on Tuesday, Wednesday  Thursday. Starting each night at the school at 8. Tickets at the door. Please support them well.


Bookings for accommodation, are already being sought for the next equestrian events at the Green Glens. March 24th to 27th  and  March 30th to  April 3rd.

If you have good quality accommodation to let, please contact the Office at the Green Glens 029 70800.


Knitting Club meet every Tuesday night at the Adult Learning Centre from 7 -9  all are welcome.


Church choir practice at the Parish Centre every Wednesday night  starting at 8. New members welcome.


45 Drive at the Canon ODonovan Centre every Tuesday night at 8. Proceeds to the Centre Fund.


New Programs on local TV every week.  On YouTube at any time  and on Analogue 30/35. on Thursday and Sunday evenings from 5pm.

Cork Music Station on line with many local presenters.


Our Eucharistic Adoration in Millstreet Church all day on Tuesday and Wednesday and in Cullen on Thursday 10am to 7pm.


Agus sinn a bhfuil a chairde. Slán agus beannacht Dé libh go léir.

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