Eily’s Report – 30th Aug. 2016

Dia is Muire díobh go léir a chairde and welcome to my weekly Report froeily1-150x150[1]m Millstreet.

The fine weather prevailed all through the week of our cross-Country Horse Trials which were held at Drishane Castle & Green Glens during the past week. In fact it was a gift from God for all of our outdoor pursuits. The course which covers up to 30 ks was a sight to behold, with many new additions such as colourful jumps and fences , beautiful wood carvings and fountains in the lakes sending beams of water sky high.

This Show marks the end of a long list of equestrian events that were held at our world Class venue over the past number of months.

Shows which brought the whole world to Millstreet from Australia &  New Zealand to America and dozens of European countries, boosting the economy of our town and a tourism value that cannot be measured. And our people gave of their very best to send them back with nothing but good things to say about Millstreet and Ireland on the whole.

Well done again to Noel C. Duggan & Family and their staff.

We hope they will now enjoy a well earned rest as they prepare for the final show of the Season which will be the Annual Pony Owners Show which is run every year for charity, at the end of October.


On Saturday evening the Millstreet Vintage Club held a monster car rally entitled Show & Shine in the Town Square which created a wonderful atmosphere not only to its members but also the passers by.

The residents of Drishane who ran a very successful Garden fete recently want to thank all those who helped and supported their event.

Here are the results of this week’s parish lotto draw which was held at the Clara Inn on Sunday night.

Numbers drawn were 9,15,23,31 and the Jackpot was not won. €100 went to Mary Lane, Priest’s Cross, the Seller was Denny Lane and he got €50 sellers prize. €50 went Liz Cronin, Liscahane . €20 each to Cullen GAA, Ml. Collins,Dooneen. Ml. O Sullivan,. Kilmeedy, Denny Cronin, Main St, The Magpies, c/o Corkerys Bar, Ursula O’Connor c/o Camogie Club.Annette McSweeney, Killarney Rd. & The Cooney Family, Macroom.

Jackpot for next week. €4, 800 and the draw at the Wallis Arms Hotel on Sunday night.

Our Millstreet Singers acquitted themselves very well on the Jimmy Reidy Show last night. Please look out for a follow up programme on Monday night next. Special guests each night Tom & Noreen Meaney.

Please take note that Maria’s weekly singing sessions will resume for the Winter months and new members,both men & women, are always welcome.

The annual September Horse Fair will be held in the Town next Sunday Sept 4th.

The September issue of Duhallow Today will be at the usual outlets this week. Please see that every home gets a copy of this lovely free magazine which is full of news and views and valuable information. .

Sponsored Fun Walk /run in aid of charity in Carriginma on Saturday Sept. 17th

Registration at the Pub. Still with the pub the JCB man himself  Seamus Moore will be there on Sunday September 11.

Our local TV shows are going down very well with our people at home and abroad. And all they ask is that we keep up the good work as it gives them a real feeling of Home to those far away. New LTV2 programs keep coming on line and can be viewed on UTube at any time.

Don’t forget to join Seán Radley online every Tuesday night 9.30 to 11.00 on www.corkmusicstation.com for music and musings Seánie Style!

Still with Seán, please remember that the Museum Fund stays open. All subscriptions are used to covers the cost of the everyday running of this important facility in our town.

Many Congratulations to Eileen O’Riordan, Dromsicane who excelled herself at the All-Ireland Masters which were held in Tullamore recently where she won two Gold and a bronze.

And Congrats to young Darragh Cashman of Cloghoula on winning a medal with Cork for his part in the successful All-Ireland Inter County U14 Hurling team at the weekend.

A few weeks ago the Poor Clare Sisters in Cork held an open day at their convent in College RdCork which was a rare occurance as they are an enclosed Order. Further to that they are hosting a Vocations day on September 17th . Also they have issued an invitation to students going to local colleges to drop in where full time chaplains will be available to provide guidance and spiritual help for their journey through college.

All the schools will reopen this week and our kindest thoughts and best wishes go to all concerned.  At the same time asking road users to please be on the look out for the extra volume of traffic,especially around school gates, bus stops and so on.

Confessions in Millstreet Church every Saturday from 12.30 to 1.

Legion of Mary Meeting every Tuesday night at 8 .

And Eucharistic Adoration in Millstreet Church every Tuesday & Wednesday from 10.30 amfor 12 hours and in Cullen on Thursdays from 10am to 7pm.

Notepaper and a box are provided at the end of the Church where people can put their request in writing and drop it into the box . This box is then placed in the Adoration Room where requests are included in the prayers of all who worship there.

Tubrid Well a wonderful place of prayer at any time.

Agus sinn a bhfuil a chairde. Slán is Beannacht Dé libh go léir.

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