Dia is Muire dhaiobh go léir a chairde.
Having stepped off from the long line of flu victims I am about ready to get back to normal life again. But my sympathy goes out to all those who are still battling with the sore throats, muscle pains, upset tummies and cold sores, not a nice place to be. But for as long as we can recall, the weeks and months after Christmas were always the ones for the flu’s and colds. Schools were often closed and people of the land under extra pressure to care for the animals. But in spite of all, the Spring lambs and Spring flowers never failed to come. So we live in hope.
Many congratulations to the lovely Joan Casey on receiving the Cork Volunteer of the Year 2015 Award from the Cork County Camogie Association. The Honours were given in appreciation of her great work, including washing the jerseys, and so on at local level, and representing her Club on the County Board.
A Gala Ball was held at the Wallis Arms Hotel on Friday night to make the occasion, every last ticket was sold out and, lovely Joan was lauded by young and not so young. We wish Joan every success when she will represent Cork at the All-Ireland Volunteer of the Year awards Final which will be held at CrokePark on Saturday Feb 20th.
The AGM of the Camogie Club will be held on Tuesday Feb 23rd in the Parish Centre starting at 8.30.
The AGM of the Aubane Social Club will be held on Thursday Feb 18th, starting at 8.30.
Millstreet Athletic Club started training courses at the GAA Hall this week. From 7-8. Registration forms are available from the Club.
Here are the results of this weeks parish Lotto Draw which was held at the Clara inn on Sunday night #Numbers drawn were,
8, 14, 21, 22 ,and the Jackpot was not won. €100 went to Patrick Twomey, Murphy’s Tce. The seller was Mgt. Burke and she got €50 sellers Prize. €50 went to Gordon O Keeffe, Lackabawn. €20 each toEileen Broxton, Cloghoula, Trish O Carroll. Drishane Rd. Eileen Collins, Clara rd, Darran Kiely, The Grotto, Paddy Connors, Ballinkeen, Mgt. Rohan, Lackabawn, C.J.M.P.T, c/o Tom Carroll Jeramiah O Donovan Clyda Rovers.
Jackpot for next week is €7,600, and the draw will be at the Wallis Arms Hotel on Sunday night.
This is centenary year of the Easter Rising and our local Monument committee have been busy preparing to celebrate it here in Millstreet. A new book entitled Ready,Willing & Able, which gives an account of the part played by the people of Millstreet in that important part of our History is now available.
Also a book by Gerry White entitled Order, Counter Order and Disorder which tells about Cork at that time is also available. A Public meeting will be held at the Wallis Arms Hotel on March 9th. (details)
The weekly WeighIn continues in Cullen every Monday night. This week 40 people weighed In and 72 pounds weight were lost. The weighing is followed every Monday be Jumba Fitness program .
Six Weeks of Ballroom Dancing Classes in Cullen every Friday night and all are welcome. For details contact 0872890457.
Millstreet Gramaphone Circle Meeting this Friday night starting at 8.15 at the Canon O Donovan Centre, Presenter Maura Sheehan Boherbue.
The AGM of our Credit Union will be held on this Thursday night starting at 8 and all are welcome.
A welcome visitor this past week was Eileen Cashman formerly of Tullig House, and living in the USA for many years. We hope you enjoyed your stay Eileen. It was so lovely to meet you.
The Family Fun day which was held at the GAA Hall on Sunday last was an outstanding success and well done to all those who organised it.
New program of LTV2 on our Web site this week. And can be viewed at any time (watch them here). Programs on Analogue 30/35 TV start on Sunday evenings at 5.
As part of this Mission Awareness Year 2016, the Divine missionaries are travelling throughout the Diocese of Kerry to raise awareness of their working the Missions. Fr Liam Dunne will attend all our Masses here at the weekend.
Eucharistic Adoration in our Church every Tuesday and Wednesday and in Cullen on Thursdays from 10am to 7pm.
Legion of Mary every Tuesday night at the Parish Centre at 8 .
Confessions in Millstreet Church every Sat.from 12.30 to 1 .
Footnote. From our Mass leaflet,
Wherever we are, it is our friends who make our world.