Eily’s Report – 10th April

Dia is mhuire diobh go leir a cairde and welcome to my Weekly Report.

I was very pleased to have been part of the very prestigious launch of the Beara Breifni Way Heritage Stamps, which was held at the Abbey Hotel in Roscommon at the weekend. It was attended by over two hundred people  some from the very source of this epic development, Castletownbere itself, and many places in between. Including Michael and Marian O’Sullivan, Eileen O’Riordan and family, agus mé féin representing Millstreet.

The master of ceremonies was the well-known Deirdre Purcell, author and RTE presenter. There was an excellent line-out of speakers during the  day long event, and the final speaker was the Minister for Rural and Community Development Mr. Michael Ring TD who performed the official launch.

The launch marks another step forward in what is now being regarded as the Irish Camino Way. And the Great Jim O’Sullivan from Castletownbere can be thanked for starting its development from humble beginnings almost twenty years ago.  And he was highly commended for his work at the launch. Further information about the placing of the stamps will be given in due course.

A Community Council Meeting will be held tonight starting at 8.30 at the Wallis Arms Hotel.

A talk on Pro-Life will be given by Joe Walsh at the Parish Centre tonight, starting at 7:30.

The Irish Heart Mobile Unit will be in Rathmore on this Friday, April 13th from 10am – 1.45pm. Outside the Community Centre. Free Blood Pressure Check.

The Divine Mercy Novena which started on Good Friday was closed in Millstreet Church  on Sunday with devotions which started at 3pm. Always very well attended.

Eucharistic Adoration continues as us usual, every week in Millstreet on Tuesday and Wednesday from 10,30am to 10.30pm and in Cullen on Thursdays from 10 am to 7pm.

Confessions in Millstreet every Saturday from 12.30 to 1.

Parish Office opened Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday from 10am to 5pm closed for lunch 1-2. Contact number 029-70043.

Daily Meals, nursing care,  entertainment, and lots more, at the Canon O Donovan Centre. Contact number 029-70926.

45 Drive at the same venue every Tuesday night at 9.

Here are the results of this weeks lotto Draw which was held at Tarrants Bar on Sunday night. Numbers drawn were, 7,8,18,22,and the Jackpot was not won.

€100 went to Denis Murphy St, Josephs Gardens, The Seller was Margaret Murphy and she got

€50 sellers prize, € 50 went Ted Cronin, Rathmore.

€20 each to Paddy OConnor, Rathcoole, Peno the Cockerel, Mary Golden c/o Colemans, The Camogie Club, c/o Sheila Lane, Tony McCarthy c/o Tom Carroll, Angela McAulliffe, c/o Patsy, David O’Leary, c/o the MalPasso, and James O’Mahony, c/o PJ Creedon.

Jackpot for next week € 4,000 the Draw at Bush Bar on Sunday night.

Our Easter Sunday Commemoration Parade was held  as always in our Town Square. This year our monument was further enhanced by the addition of a beautiful Harp detail which is our nation emblem. Well done to the organisers who continue to upgrade this important memorial to brave men who gave their lives for our country.

We all know by now that His Holiness Pope Francis will be coming to Ireland in August to celebrate the World Meeting of Families, which is a great honour for our Country,  And The Icon of the Holy Family will visit the Cathedral in Killarney from Friday April,13th to Tuesday 17th. For more details see  dioceseofkerry.ie.

Please be reminded that if you have any items that you like me to mention in my Report, give me a call at 0863163285.

Agus sinn a bhfuil a cairde. Slán is Beannacht Dé libh go léir.


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