Dia is Muire díobh go léir a Chairde and welcome to my weekly report .
And on Thursday night Nov. 10th , The community Council will host a meeting with the Tidy Towns and the Millstreet Tourist Association, with a view to setting up a Heritage Trail in the area. To begin with, the Local Mill and St. Patrick’s Church will be first on the agenda. All interested parties welcome.
And the powers that be have left us know that funding has been allocated to improve the network of Walk/Cycle Ways in Roscommon and Galway to complete and further enhance the Beara Breifni Way. It has its root in Castletownbere and snakes away through beautiful countrysides and countless towns along its route. All to commemorate the epic walk of Donal Cam O Sullivan and his loyal subjects in 1604.
Well done to his namesake Jim O Sullivan of Castletownbere who never rested until this mammoth contract was finished.
Minister Michael Ring has allocated €730,000 for the work. In making the announcement he said that the BearaBrefni Way has the potential to become Ireland’s Own Camino Trail .
Our town is going from one phase of improvement to another.
In recent times we got a new Zebra Crossing plus many changes in the structure of our footpaths, which I have to say we found a bit baffling at first, but now that the dust has settled, in every sense of the word, we can see the thinking behind it all. Further to that we are due an upgrade in our public lighting system. Using the new LED product it will mean better, brighter illuminations.
Even the little grotto in the Macroom Road has got a face lift with more additions on the way. Many thanks to the local people who contribute to its upkeep in so many ways.
For months now refurbishing work has been ongoing at Reens Pharmacy on our Main St. But in spite of the work they still gave us their impeccable service. We wish them well in the final push to get the job completed.
This weekend we welcome to mighty Self-Build Show to the Green Glens on Saturday & Sunday. People with good accommodation can put their names on the list at the Green Glens.
Choir Practice in the Parish Centre every Wednesday night at 8.
And Community Singers meet every Thursday night at 7.30 .
New members welcome at both.
I have a notice here from the Community Council to say that the Community Gym is up for letting .In recent times the Gym has been completely refurbished and upgraded.
Contact Noel Buckley, 087, 7797422.
Its that time of year again when Dan Joe Kelleher swings into action with his local TV Shows, transmitting from the top of Clara on Annalog 30/35 . Tune into him every Wednesday & Thursday at 9.30 and on Sunday evenings from 5.30 when his program will begin with Mass recorded in some church in the locality earlier in the day.
LTV from Millstreet can be accessed anytime on YouTube.
Again on line tune in the Seán Radley on his popular Cork Music Station on Tuesday night at ten. Give him a ring while he’s on and he may have time to give you a mention.
Here are the results of this weeks parish Lotto Draw which was held at the Bush Bar on Sunday night. Numbers drawn were5,9,15,17 ,and the Jackpot was not won. €100 went to Kathryn OSullivan,Crinaloo, he seller was Me fein and I got €50 sellers prize. €50 went to Derry OLeary, Toorbona. €20 each to Kate Dennehy,Dromaghue. Patrick O Riordan Kilowen.
Olivia Grace Forde,Cork. Daniel OMahony c/oColemans,
Trevor OConnor, Charliville, Gretta O Sullivan/Healy,
Donie OLeary ,Cloghoula, Donna OReilly ,Cloghoulabeg.
Jackpot for next week €6,800.the draw will be at Corkerys Bar on Sunday night.
The November issue of DuhallowToday is in the shops. Getting more popular with the passing months. Pick up your free copy today. Its lovely to look at and lovely to read.
Every good wish to our Class of 1971/76 of the CommunitySchool who will celebrate their reunion at the Wallis Arms hotel on Saturday night next after 40 years.
Our Gardai are planning Irelands biggest coffee Morning in aid of the Hospice. To be held at the local Garda Barrack on Monday Nov.14th from 10am to 4pm. Be ready to support it.
Well done to our own Joanne O’Riordan who aquitted herself very well on TV on Sunday night with Gay Byrne. And good luck to her as she continues her third level education.
It’s the Month of November, a time when we are all reminded to pray for our dear departed, and to visit their resting places.
Our graveyards will be blessed after 11.30 Mass in Millstreet next Sunday, Nov.13th. Candles for placing on graves will be blessed at Mass. Special indulgences can be gained for the Holy souls during the Month by visiting a graveyard and praying for them, and going to confession and going to Confession & Holy Communion..
Our Town Park is very busy these times with throngs of walkers took advantage of the lovely dry spell.
The IRD Duhallow monthly pamphlet has been delivered to every household, please read it carefully and take note of all the events ,and classes they have for you to pick from. Above all do not feel isolated, there is something for everyone out there, but please take the first step today.
Eucheristic Adoration in MillstreetChurch every Tuesday & Wednesday and in Cullen on Thursdays. Confessions in Millstreet every Saturday from 12.30 to 1.
Agus sinn a bfuil a cairde , slan is beannacht de libh go leir.
Footnote , I have been asked to say that a man from Northern Ireland is a regular visitor to our Equestrian Events over the years, and he stays long enough to take in the sights and scenes of Millstreet during his stay.
On a previous visit when he was here he climbed ClaraMountain. But due to an injured ankle he got stuck and could not make his way down. Then along came a lady and her daughter, they got their jeep , helped him to it and brought him to safety.
Needless to say he was very grateful and still is. And since then he has been trying to trace these kind ladies and to thank them by way of a meal out or a little gift or something to show his gratitude.
Her name was Mrs.Buckley, don’t know the girls name. Now there are lots of us, Mrs. Buckleys, so if the kind Mrs.Buckley would like to make herself known either publicly or in private, it would be great .
Jerry Lehane has long endeavoured to solve this mystry without success, so far. This man also left his particulars with Tarrants Bar. And that’s where I have to leave it. We await the outcome.