Eily’s Report – 11th April

Dia is Mhuire diobh go léir a chairde and welcome to my weekly report.

The monthly meeting of the Community Council will be held at the Wallis Arms hotel tonight starting at 9pm. All members please attend.

And let me remind you once again to tune in on tomorrow Wednesday night April 12, when RTEs Nationwide program will do  feature on the Barry Home at Lackabawn, which is part of the centenary celebrations by renowned the Ford Company, highlighting  100 years in Ireland, in both the car and tractor business.

The popular Nationwide program goes on air  just after the six o’clock news. Don’t miss it.

This is Holy Week the most solemn week in our religious calendar, remembering the Crucifixion of Christ on Good Friday,  and we are all urged to attend the many divine services.  Also pay  visits the church and saying the Stations of the Cross as often as possible.

  • On Holy Thursday devotions will be held in Cullen Church at 6.30 and in Millstreet at 8pm.
  • Good Friday in Cullen  at 6.30 and Millstreet 3pm.
  • Holy Saturday,  Polish Community Blessing of Food at 2pm and Easter Vigil at 9pm.
  • Confessions will be held after most ceremonies in the parish churches.
  • Easter Sunday remembering Christs resurrection from the dead is regarded by many as the most joyous and important occasion of  our religious year, when Christ triumphed over death itself.

The annual Divine Mercy Novena will start in Millstreet Church on Good Friday, April 14th following the 3 o’clock devotions and will end on Sunday April 23rd.  The Novena prayers will be said in the church each day at three o clock and all are welcome to take part.


On Easter Sunday our Monuments Committee have organised the annual parade through the town, led by the Pipe Band, to the National Monument in the Town Square.  This Monument  was unveiled 90years ago by Austin Stack. The Oration  will be delivered by historian, author, journalist, Ryall Dwyer, Tralee.

The Cobh Animation Team, in other words Cumann na mBan, will also attend. Please give this important event your full support.

The Annual fundraising Table Quiz will be held at Aubane Social Centre on Good Friday night.

Easter always brings an air of  brightness and freedom following six weeks of Lent and trying to do penance. On Easter Monday a gala international  garden fete will be held at Drishane Castle. From 2-6. There will be bouncing Castles. Games and Stalls , Food & drinks.  Music, raffles and lots more And a great time is guaranteed.


On Easter Monday also the Ceiluirabh na Casca (Celebration of Easter which is a National Event, will be centred at the Museum  starting at 2pm  and  will include a guided tour of the town  from 4- 5.15. And then on to Drishane Castle where those taking part will join  with those enjoying the Garden Fete. We wish them fine weather.


Meanwhile down at the Green Glens / Drishane Complex the  Millstreet International Welcome Tour 2017  which started at the weekend will resume on Thursday to Easter Sunday. With in excess of 3,000 entries. Admission is free.


Here are the results of this weeks parish lotto draw which was held at the Wallis Arms Hotel on Sunday night. Numbers drawn were 8,11,26,31 and the Jackpot was not won. €100 went to Conor and Daragh Hanratty, Dublin. The seller was Michael Healy and he got €50 sellers prize. €50 went to Sharon Lane, Drishane rd. €20 each to Ann Kelleher, Mulnahorna,  Joan Cremin, Drishane View, Nora O Sullivan  Drishane View The Higgins Family, England, Bridghet Dinneen , Tanyard,  Nuala Desmond, Cockhill.  Denis Healy Liscahane and Breda FitzGerald, Minor Row. Jackpot for next week. €10,600 the draw at Tarrants Bar. And please take note that because of the  Bank Holiday the next draw will be on Easter Monday night.


The AGM of the Bog Committee will be held on tomorrow Wednesday night Starting at the Canon O Donovan centre at 9pm.


Its that time of year again when the Tidy Towns challenge comes into view. Please be prepared to row in behind the efforts of all those who are at the forefront of the hard work, that has to be done to achieve success.

This year it will add great interest to our town when  the new signings will be erected ,telling the story of some of our most historic and important features.namely ORegans Mill and St. Patricks Parish Church.



Before I leave I want to wish you all a very Happy Easter . Please take care in whatever you do, look out for the others around you. To add a borrowed quote,  instead of counting your days ,make your day count for you.


Agus sinn a bfuil a cairde, many thanks for joining me agus slan is beannacht De libh go leir

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