Eily’s Report – 15th August

Dia is Mhuire diobh go leir a cairde and welcome to my weekly report. On this beautiful Autumn Day, The Feast of the Assumption of Our Blessed Lady. A Holy Day of obligation and as always church services are as for weekends.

The Church gate collection this weekend Aug. 19/20 will be in aid of Sr. Consilios Cuan Mhuire in Farnanes. This relatively local facility treats girls with addiction problems. And please support it well.

Our local Herlihy’s Centra Store at the West End are holding a  12 hour Spinathon on this Friday August 18th in aid of Irish Cancer. Starting at 8am. Call in today and sign up your name for this important event.

And still with cancer support the Millstreet Vintage Club will host a fun day for all the Family in our Town Park on Sunday August 27th in aid of Cancer Connect Services. Contact Mike for details at 087 292 94 30. And please take note in order to facilitate this event, the Town Park will be closed on Saturday and Sunday Aug 26th. Don’t miss this great day out for young and not so young, and support a great cause.

Ballinagree Vintage Club will hold their big Day on August 20th. with many added attractions.

Here are the results of this week’s parish Lotto draw which was held at The Mal Passo Bar on Sunday night.

Numbers drawn were 11,21,28,32 and the Jackpot was not won. €100 went to Han Moylan, Coole. The seller was Colemans and they got €50 sellers prize. €50 went to Myra Sheehan, Tanyard Wood. €20 each to May Hanlihan, Rathmore. TMC, c/o Patsy Mac. The Collins Family, Millstreet, Nora Murphy, Pound Hill, Nana c/o Marie Twomey, Gerry O Sullivan, Liscahane, Joanne , McCarthy’s Bar. and Sheila Lane of the Camogie Club. Jackpot for next week €4,200 the draw at McCarthy’s Bar on Sunday night.

 

Some members of the Sliabh Luachra Cycling Club, including an input from Millstreet are preparing well for their epic cycle from Malin Head to Mizen Head,  starting from the North on September 7th. A journey of 630 KMs which they intend to complete in four days. And we wish them the best of luck and a safe trip.

 

Millstreet Gramophone Circle meeting on this Friday night August 18th. To be held at our newly refurbished, and extended Day Care Centre, starting at 8.15. Presenter Bernard O’Donoghue of Cullen and Oxford. And all are welcome.

 

A word from our Museum to say many thanks for the great support that they got at their recent church gate collection. It amounted to €1,922.88 . Please remember that  part this money also to pay for the running costs of our all important Millstreet Website.

 

The month of August is moving on fast and back to school days looming. Parents are busy getting everything ready for the children’s return to their school routine . The weather is great and I hope there will be time for  lots of leisure time activities before then.

There is a bumper crop of Blackberries this year . They’re there for the picking and the memory of picking Blackberries when you’re young stays with you forever. (But why are the best ones always at the top.)

 

The thought for the week on our Mass leaflet this week says:

“Worrying doesn’t take away tomorrows troubles,
it takes away today’s peace.”

 

Agus sinn a bfuil a cairde, agus Slan is beannacht De libh go leir.

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