Dia is mhuire diobh go leir a cairde and welcome to my weekly report from Millstreet.
The fine weather continues and already the silage season is upon us. When it gets into full swing there will be the usual upsurge in the volume of traffic on our already very busy roads. Please be vigilant at all times, watch out for temporary signs at farm gates and fields. And at bends in the roads.
There is a marked increase in the number of houses being bought up and being renovated, or new ones being built around the place. The return of some of our young people from abroad is making a marked improvement in the life of our town and community. And long may it last.
The cutting of the turf at Gneeves was finished a week age and the dedicated committee have sectioned it off in accordance with the orders that they received from the 140 customers. The fine weather making light work of the saving of this important winter fuel.
The monthly meeting of the Community Council will be held at the Wallis Arms Hotel tonight at 9pm all members please attend.
Our Active retired group kick started the annual Feile na Bealtaine on Sunday afternoon with a most enjoyable Tea Dance at the Wallis Arms Hotel.
The IRD program for the month is now available and its advisable to get one in order to keep up the every day events.
The Holy Rosary is recited every night during the Month of May at our Holy turbid Well starting at 8 and all are welcome to attend.
The annual open air Mass will be said there on Friday May 26th.
Still with Tubrid Well a new UV disinfection System is due to be installed there, and in time may replace flouridation and chlorine treatment. Tubrid is a God send to Millstreet and many surrounding areas and must be treated with revenence and respect at all times.
The Annual Pattern Day will be held at Cloghoula National School on next Sunday May14th .With all the usual attractions. Please give it your best support.
A notice here to say that a grand gathering of the Daly (O Dalaigh ) clan will be held at the Nano Nagle Centre ,Near Kilavullen on June 4th 2017.
Well done to our Senior Quiz Team who drew with Kerry at the National Finals which were held in Belfast recently. Limerick were the winners on the night. The cork team members were John Tarrant, Jerry Doody, Pat Sheehan, Liam Flynn, and it was their 20th year representing us at that level.
The annual Stretcher Race will be held in the town on Sunday afternoon. Details from the Bush Bar.
Coaching in Pitch n Putt this evening at 7. Their season is now open and for full details contact Chris Twomey 087 252 0880
Or Barry Frazor 087 660 7504.
Keep an eye out for a four piece group from Colerado, calling themselves Thunder & Rain, who play Blue Grass Music.
As part of their tour of Ireland they will play at our Library on May 19 from 11.30 am. Or listen to their website https://thunderandrainmusic.com/
Millstreet athletic Club are offering training sessions, for over 18s. Every Thursday night ,in the Town Park at 8. €25 to join.
Here are the results of this weeks parish lotto draw which was held at the Mal Passo Bar on Sunday night
Numbers drawn were, 6,7,9,32, and the Jackpot was not won. €100 went to Sarah Nagle, Mastergeeha, the seller was Tommy Tucker and he got €50 sellers prize. €50 went to Brien Kelleher Aubane. €20 each to Angela McAullife, MountLeader. Tara O Reardon, Cullen, James OMahony, C/O PJ Creedon. Barry Murphy, Kilmeedy. Eileen Egan, Liscarroll. Codi Austin, Millstreet, Pat Barrett, Carrogacooleen, & Denny O Connell c/o Lehane.
Jackpot for next week €11,400 the draw at McCarthys Bar on Sunday night.
The Rathmore Parish Novena continues in Gneeveguilla until May 13th, The Holy Rosary is recited each evening at 7.15 , Mass each evening at 7.30, followed by a guest speaker.
Bus leaving Millstreet for Knock Shrine at 7.45 on May 14th. Contact Jerry, at 087 28 33 696.
Eucharistic Adoration in Millstreet every Tuesday and Wednesday and in Cullen on Thursdays from 10am to 7.
Confessions in Millstreet every Saturday fron 12.30 to 1.
Please continue to enjoy the great out of doors.and to save you cooking, be reminded that fresh cooked dinners are available at low cost at the Canon O Donovan Centre from Monday to Friday each week, ring them at 02970926 and put your name in the pot.
Agus sinn a bfuil a cairde, slan is beannacht De lib h go leir.