It’s a long name for any event but it’s worth it all when you think of this event which is bringing 20 teams from all over the globe into Millstreet,representing Ireland ,Northern Ireland, France, Belgium, South Africa, Norway, Denmark, Germany, Scotland, England, Wales, Italy, New Zealand, America, Australia & Canada. The Championships are held in a different country every year. This year it’s in Millstreet , Ireland. And we are justly proud that our world class facility has been chosen to host this world class event which will run from Tuesday to Saturday, July 12-16.
Already the huge horse wagons are rolling into town as they make their way to the Green Glens Arena where no stone has been left unturned to meet the needs of the multitudes. The 130 horse/ponies will be stabled on the grounds.
And there’s parking for the huge number of lorries, campers, tents, cars etc..
The opening ceremony will take place this evening Tuesday ,comprising of a gala parade through the town.starting at 6.30.It will be led by popular Pipe Band and be followed by all the teams on Horseback. The reviewing stand will be at the Wallis Arms Hotel and the town will be decorated with flags and bunting and colourful displays. Then all are invited to go along to the Green Glens for a gala concert given by Liam O Connor. The approach Roads to the town are bearing posters ,each welcoming an Individual Country to Millstreet.
What a powerful tourist advertisement for our country.
Tomorrow Wednesday the program starts at the Green Glens. Already the course is marked out for the competitions. And seating on the perimeter.
The good news is that like all events at the Green Glens admission is free and with children on holidays it will be an enjoyable place for all the family.
During their stay the visitors will be treated to the sights of Millstreet. Visit the Museum, sign the visitors book plus Conducted tours of the town. The climb of ClaraMountain on Thursday evening to name but a few.
On Saturday night a pricey banquet will be held at the Green Glens .
On behalf of our community,our Community Council want to extend a real Millstreet Welcome to all our visitors. We hope they enjoy their stay and I want to wish every success
And God’s Blessing to Noel C. his Family and his staff with this, another mammoth undertaking.
Here are the results of this week’s parish lotto draw which was held at the Clara Inn on Sunday night. Numbers drawn were:
14, 18, 29, 31. and the Jackpot was not won. €100 went to JJ.Daly,Liscahane, The seller was mé féin, and I got €50 sellers prize, €50 went to Seanie Barrett, Aubane, €20 each to Katie Hickie Mt Leader, Kate Dennehey Dromagh, John Barrett,Aubane, T. Kelleher Liscahane, John O Callaghan, Kilcorney, Andrew & Mary Murphy,Killarney Rd., Pat Oliver O Sullivan. DrishaneRd, Joan Casey ,Ballydaly,
Jackpot for next week €3,400 the draw at the Wallis Arms Hotel on Sunday night.
The Cullen & district Special Needs association will host their annual Harvest Day on Sunday next July 24th which is also Laitiarnan Sunday. Please support it wll.
Listen in every Tuesday night at ten pm to Sean Radleys Radio Treasures on the Millstreet Website ,Always full of topical items of news and music.
Ballinagree Vintage Day Sunday August 7th.
The Residents Of Drishane are planning to hold a Gala Garden Fete on August 20th . Their aim is to raise funds to cover the cost of the children’s books . They also want to teach the children some arts and crafts during the long Summer Holidays and their work will be sold at the Garden Fete in August.
So they are asking for some Bric A Brac. Materials paint , and so on .
A Charity Dance will be held at the Edel Quinn Hall on Fri.August 12th in aid of Millstreet Hospital.
Kerry Samaritans are contactable day & night at 116 123.
Eucharistic Adoration at Millstreet on Tuesday & Wednesdays from 10.30 for twelve hours and in Cullen on Thursdays from 10am -7pm.
Stations this week are at the home of Jerry & Nuala O Rordan Ballinatona on Saturday morning for Curragh ,Ballinatona & Ballyvouskil.at 10.30am.
Legion of Mary Meeting every Tuesday night at the Parish Centre at 8. All are welcome.
Agus sinn a bfuil a cairde, have a wonderful week.
This is Eily Buckley saying many thanks for joining me and Slan is beannacht Dé libh go léir.