Dia is Mhuire diobh go leir a cairde and welcome to my report.
Its October 17th the day after the biggest shut-down that this country has ever known, and relative calm has been restored. Buíochas le Dia. It was pretty scary in the days beforehand, as we watched it being displayed on our screens, with a huge swirling red alert approaching us .
Its early in the day yet but I think all things considered, that we came out lightly, given the picture that we had in mind. Goodness knows the authorities at every level, did a great job in warning us of what may be in store, and with everything closed down it brought traffic to a halt, which was a great help in keeping people safe. And the minute by minute coverage by the media was invaluable.
The loss of life was extremely low, but even so it was regrettable that three people lost their lives countrywide. Our sympathy goes to the people of Kilcorney whose lovely parish Church became victim of the great storm.
As far as I know any other damage around the place was superficial. It was strange to see funerals and burials being put on hold until hurricane Ophelia went away. Some people were without power for a while but it was restored in a short time, to some anyway.
The clean-up will be massive and care must still be taken with many things, loosened and damaged by the elements could still pose a threat.
Thankfully this day is extremely calm and sunny and will make the clean-up a lot easier.
As usual ,every dark cloud has a silver lining, and I’ts great to be still getting messages from our people from all parts of the world, letting us know that have our welfare and safety at heart. The power of the media has this way of letting us know that when the chips are down, we are All One.
Here are the results of this week’s parish lotto draw which was held at the Clara Inn on Sunday night.
Numbers drawn were7,9.24,30 and thre Jackpot was not won. €100 went to Kelly Cronin. The Seller was the Bush Bar and they Got €50 sellers prize.
€50 went to Catherine Scannell, Knocknagree, €20 each to The Camogie Club. Kathleen and Donny Kelleher, Drishane Rd. Linda Linehan, Camogie Club. The Burke Family, Mount Leader.Peg OKeeffe, Drishane Rd. Linda& Donal, c/o Colemans. The Ring Family, Cloghoula, Mick Hickey, Claracleagh. Jackpot for next week €6,000 the draw at the Wallis Arms Hotel on Sunday night.
The National Dairy Show will be held at the Green Glens this weekend and the Pony Owners Show which is held every year for charity will be held at the same venue from October 27th to 29th inclusive.
Important meeting at the Wallis Arms Hotel tonight organised by the Community Council to plan the Millstreet Got Talent Fest. All Voluntary bodies please send a representative, starts at 8.30.
A monster Table Quiz will be held at the Bush at on this Friday October 20th starting at 9. Proceeds in aid of the CUH. Please support it well.
A notice here from Carriganima to say that they will host a gala Tea Dance with CART, that’s their Carriganima Area Rural Transport, to be held at the Parkway Dunmanway on Wednesday October 25th. Leaving the Village at 11am. Contact number 087 87741 28.
Millstreet Gramophone Circle Meeting this Friday night October 20th at the Day Care Centre, starting at 8.15. Presenter Con Kelleher. Cloghoulabeg.
An important talk on First Aid in the Home will be held at Ballydaly Hall on Tuesday October 24th . starting at 8 . The Talk will cover Stroke, heart attack, fractures, burns etc. Admission €5. All welcome.
Gala Fashion Show in Rathmore in aid of Chernobel this Thursday October 19th at 8. contact 0876323422.
Millstreet Christmas Market Sunday November 26th from 12-5. To book a stall contact 087 224 84 32.
Millstreet Tidy Towns annual prize giving at the Clara Inn tomorrow Wednesday October 18th at 8.
The Prayer Meeting in honour of Our Lady’s 3rd apparition in Fatima a hundred years ago was very well attended in Aubane on Friday night.
The date coincided with the very date at which the great miracle of the dancing Sun was seen at Fatima and Our Lady asked for our Prayers for the conversion of the World. Well done to all those the answered to call to host these prayer meetings throughout the country during the year.
Eucharistic Adoration at the usual times this week.
Agus sinn a bfuil a cairde, Many thanks for joining me Agus Slan is Beannach De libh go leir.