Dia is mhuire diobh go leir a cairde and welcome to my weekly report.
Just a week ago we were praying for suitable weather and a good response to the FEI Championships which were about to begin and today we have every reason to thank the Lord for answering our prayers. One week on we have a host of happy memories to look back on. Sixteen European countries came and they made our town their own.
Friday came wet, and we got a night of the most severe thunder and lightning that some have ever experienced. To happen during the night made it all so fearful, with many experiencing damage to their homes and property. But when morning came there was no loss of life, and anything that was broken was fixable. Dogs should always be considered during a thunder storm and many were found wandering after a very terrifying night for them .
But aside of all that the equestrian championships went on unabated during the week. Sometimes at the Green Glens arena and other times on the rolling planes of Drishane Castle. There were thrills and spills galore, and ambulance services were required more than once but thankfully no fatal or serious injuries reported.
Great credit is due to our community who put their best foot forward and adorned our town with flags and bunting and welcome signs for the visitors. And they left with nothing but good things to say about their Millstreet experience … And there’s more to come.
The Millstreet International Horse Show will be held from August 2-6th.
The Millstreet International Horse Trials will run from Aug. 23-27th.
And the Annual Pony Owners Show in October. Please be ready to welcome these events which are so important in our yearly calendar
Tidy Towns Church gate collection will be held this weekend. Please support it well.
The fine weather also enhanced the many other events that were held at the weekend.
The Cullen Special Needs Association enjoyed great success with their annual Harvest day on Sunday. While Star Trax Recording Studios put on an afternoon of music and dancing. The slopes of Mushera Mountain also resounded to the sound of music and dancing, organised by the Ballinagree committee at the outdoor platform.
Our Men’s Shed Committee held a highly successful Soap Box race at Mountleader. All were blessed with fine weather.
Every good wish to 18 year old Luke O Donoghue, who will represent Ireland at the World Youth Fishing Championships which will be held in Slovenia in August.
Here are the results of this week’s parish lotto draw which was held at Tarrants Bar on Sunday night.
Numbers drawn were, 17,26,28,31 .and the Jackpot was not won. €100 went Kathleen and David,D ooneen. The seller was Michael Healy and he got €50 sellers prize. €50 went Martin McSweeney, Carriganima. €20 each to Mary Cronin. Liscahane, Hannah McSweeney, Carriganima,Teddy O Connor, Ballinkeen. Cecelia Lee, Rathcoole, Mary & Ann c/o Alps, Marie Casey Cloghoula, The O’Mahony Family, Incheleigh, and Ann & Mary c/o Alps.
Jackpot for next week €3, 600 the draw at the Bush Bar on Sunday night.
This is the last week of July and I’d like to extend a warm welcome to anybody who is here on holiday ,all the information that you need is displayed on boards in the town and our museum is open during the day.
To those who going away on holiday at this time, have a safe and enjoyable time.
Well done to James and Teresa Cronin who held a very succesful coffee morning at their lovely home in Kilmeedy on Saturday in aid of Downs Syndrome.
Youth 2000 Summer Festival, will be held on Aug 17-20th. for details contact. 01 675 36 90.
Eucharistic Adoration in Millstreet Church every Tuesday and Wednesday , following the 10am Mass until 10.30 pm . and in Cullen on Thursday from10am to 7. Apart from those who come for a given hour every week , visitors are welcome to drop in .
Please be reminded that our Day Care Centre is open every day. Beautiful dinners available, as well as nursing care and entertainment for casual callers as well as their regulars. Give them a ring today for details of all that they have to offer. At 029 70926.
Agus sinn a bfuil a cairde ,slan is beannacht De libh go leir.