Eily’s Report – 27th February

Dia is mhuire diobh go leir a cairde and welcome to my weekly report.

A very important meeting will be held at the Wallis Arms Hotel tonight to plan our St. Patricks Day Parade which will be held in the town at 5 O’clock on March 17th. Starting from the Station Road. All interested parties please attend.

A wonderful event was held at the pub in Carriganima on Friday night.  It was a reunion of Football teams from, Aubane, Ballydaly, Clondrohid, and the Slanan Rovers.   Sadly due to other commitments I wasn’t able to attend. It was a night of reminiscing and back slapping and once again enjoying the stories of the great times that were, back in the 50s and 60s. Times when people mixed freely, packed big numbers into cars, played their games in any field, and mended their cuts and bruises in situ. Their brochure included pictures of the teams and they are a joy to observe. I hope that more occasions like this will follow so that past times can teach us all a lesson on how life really should be lived, Well done to the organisers.

At the AGM of the Community Council which was held at the Wallis Arms on Tuesday night the Present Committee was re-elected in Block.

Namely, Noel Buckley Chairman, Maura Kiely secretary and Margaret Burke Treasurer, Eily Buckley PRO.  Michelle O’Keeffe and Dan Collins are in charge of the Personal Alarm Scheme and Marie Twomey and Pat Murphy are in charge of theText Alert Scheme. Annual Reports proved that many of the Council Projects are working very well for the Community. There are plans to extend the Creche considerably, Also the Adult Gym. The Astro Turf Pitch is proving a wonderful asset to the complex. Further improvements are on the pipeline in the months and years ahead, so please give you community Council your full attention.

Here are the results of this week’s lotto Draw which was held at the Bush Bar on Sunday Night Numbers drawn were  4,8,20,29 and the Jackpot was not won. €100 went to John and Martina Healy Killarney Road. €50 to Noreen Corkery , €20 each to Francis Ring, Cloghoula, Noreen Corkery. Andrew McSweeney, Sand Pit House. Mary O Connor, Minor Row, The O Mahony Clan the Bridge, Liam Healy Tullig, Darren Murphy, Kilmeedy Noreen Buckley, Kilmeedy, c/o Colemans. Jackpot for next week €2,800 the draw at Corkery’s Bar on Sunday night.

Cullen Heart Defibrillator Group Meeting tonight February 27th at 9 at the Community Centre.

Only two more nights left at the Annual Weigh In in Cullen. Last night 25 attended and 28 pounds weight were lost.

Cope Foundation Mallow will held the Church gate collections this weekend March 3/4 in  Ballydaly, Cullen and Millstreet. Please support them well.

We will have the honour of having His Holiness Pope Francis here in our country from August 21-26, for the World Meeting of Families. Registration is now  open on line for for the World Meeting of Families Congress www.worldmeeting2018. Tickets will allocated to diocese as soon as it is confirmed that the Pontiff is attending. Further details as time goes on.

Millstreet Parish Area will host a Lenten Talk in Teach Iosagain Rathmore on Wednesday, March 7 at 8 pm. Guest speaker Gerry Hussey.

The March Horsefair is with us again this Sunday, March 4th.

The great Beast from the East is full topic at the moment, giving us a warning of severe cold weather ahead, and as we are a bit dubious about its intensity, we would do well to be prepared. Many times in the past we got warnings about the  fierce weather conditions  to come, but which  never came , well not as bad as predicted anyway. But  just the same, let us not be complacent, and pay heed to the warnings. Many road users have already fallen victims to the recent early morning frosts ,and should serve as a warning of more severe conditions to come.

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

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