Dia is mhuire diobh go leir a Cairde and welcome to my weekly report.
The cold snap certainly caught us by surprise following the bout of lovely mild days of the previous weeks. As a result many people young and not so young have fallen victim of the flu. Baoichas le Dia it’s a fleeting thing and most people are back on their feet in a couple of days.
Our Christmas lights committee held a church gate collection in Millstreet and Ballydaly at the weekend and were delighted with the support that they got.
On next Sunday, November 27th the same group will hold the annual Christmas Market at the GAA Hall, from 12noon to five o clock. Please give them your best support as they are working very hard to ensure that our town will be brighter and more cheerful than ever this Christmas. The huge Christmas tree is already towering over the town Square.
The Market on Sunday is the place to go for many of your Christmas gifts and stocking fillers, the place to meet with friends and have a warming cup of tea and plenty of chat.
The 2017 calendar, which was organised by the Community Council has arrived from the printers and will be on sale at the Christmas Market and at the usual outlets around the town. The proceeds this time will be divided between the Mens Shed and the Pipe Band.
A very pleasant function was held at the Green Glens on Saturday night following the 6.30 Mass. Irelands only Steeple Jill, Angela Collins O Mahony, was there, and was played into the building by lone Piper, Gillian McCarthy(Burke). She came for the launch of her exciting book, simply called “Irelands only Steeple Jill”. Sean Radley was the MC and in his introduction he remarked that we had, not one but two Doctors in the House. Not Medical, but both Angela and Noel C, had both in the past, been awarded Doctorates in honour of the trojan work that they had done in their chosen routes through life.
The honours were done by Noel C Duggan, and following the launch Angela autographed copies of her book, some beautiful refreshments were served and lovely background music was provided by the local branch of Comhaltas Ceoltoiri Eireann . Angela’s Book is another ideal Christmas gift. At €19.99.
Our Shops and stores are gearing up for the Christmas trade and please shop at home this year. Our town needs your support to survive, so do your bit to preserve the lovely things that we have.
The research into the history and cultures of Millstreet goes on and regular meetings are being held to bring the Story of our town up to date and have it displayed on modern signposts, for all who pass by to read.
Please be reminded that the Renewal of the Community Text Alert System for 2017 will take place at the Wallis Arms Hotel on Tuesday November 29th, following the Crime Prevention Meeting. Members of the Gardai Siochana will attend. Please pass the word about this important event around so that everybody will come under the umbrella of the valuable system.
Here are the results of this weeks parish Lotto draw which ws held at the Mal Passo Bar on Sunday night. Numbers drawn were, 9, 12, 15, 19 and the Jackpot was not won. €100 went to, Jackson, Marie anf Sham, The seller was Marie Twomey and she got €50 sellers prize. €50 went to Mairead O Callaghan, Mallow, €20 each to Niall O Brien, Ballydaly, Kathleen Ryan c/o the Millwheel, Tony McCarthy c/o Tom Carroll. Con Dennehy c/o Angela, Charlie Cooper , Killarney Rd. Georgie Sheehan, Liscarroll. Adrian Moriarty, Rathmore and Eileen Collins Clara rd.
Jackpot for next week €7,200 the draw at McCarthys Bar on Sunday night.
The Adult Gym at the Youth Centre is up and running with a new supervisers ,and I’d like to take this opportunity to welcome Michelle Cronin and Chris Sheahan, and wish them every success with their new assignment. And please support our local Gym. Phone number for details group classes, etc 087 448 3266.
The Youth Centre is available for childrens parties, for full information about these and the Astro Turf etc.
Ring , 087 336 16 66 .
Tomorrow Wednesday, The Community Council will make a generous financial Presentation to a group of students at the CommunitySchool who will be attending the young Scientists Exhibition in Dublin.
Eucharistic Adoration in Millstreet Church every Tuesday and Wednesday. Confessions on from 12.30 to 1.
Cullen Special Needs Association will hold their annual Mass and Christmas Party on Saturday Dec 3rd at 1.30.
Eucharistic Adoration in Cullen every Thursday from 10am to 7pm.
Millstreet Set Dancers will hold a fundraising clothes collection at the GAA Hall on Thursday December 1st. from 5-7 pm
And on Saturday December 3rd from 9am to 12noon.
There’s a house to let at the Canon O Donovan Centre Contact 086 600 34 18.
45Drive at the Canon O Donovan Centre every Tuesday night, proceeds to the Centre.
Set Dancing in Aubane and in Cullen every Monday night.
There are many other past times on around the place please come out and find one that suits you.
Our Active Retired Group took a special bus to Tralee on Saturday to the Andrew Rui Concert stopping off at the Ballyseedy centre for refreshmants along the way. and a great time was had by all.
And on December 15th a bus will leave for a Christmas lunch at the Riverside Hotel in Macroom, Bus and Lunch €35.
Pay at Nibbles Café by Thursday 24th.
Agus sinn a bfuil a Cairde. Please take care in this cold weather.
Many thanks for joining me agus slan is Beannacht De libh go leir.