Eily’s Report 17th April 2018

Dia is Mhuire  diobh go leir a cairde and welcome.

It is indeed heartening to see that in spite of wind and weather, we still have people who are determined to press on and bring help where help is needed, be it in the form of fodder for animals or ways of cheering people up in these trying times.

The Trad Fest which was held at the weekend was wonderful and varied. Little children got up early on Friday morning and travelled to Cork where they sang their little hearts out and came second in their category, much to the delight of their families and  they danced in our GAA Hall again with great success, next morning. Up to 90 sets in all entered the competition, and there was a capacity crowd at Wallis Arms that night for a Gala Concert. There was something for everyone.

Other than that there were pockets of music in the bars in town. And the Feile Ceol which was held at the Community School on Sunday brought a wonderful weekend to a close. Bringing Children out brings parents out and there was a wonderful atmosphere of enjoyment throughout. Well done to the hard working organisers.

And there’s a children’s Festival on April 28th. 

Meanwhile out in Aubane, their Social Club are re enacting the 270th anniversary of the Butter Rd.  Which will include a five course banquet on Friday night May 18th, Tickets at €27 can be had from any member or ring 0879486673.

At our Community Council meeting on Tuesday night, Cultural Day was mentioned, it will be held on September 21st and people are asked to start early to prepare some activities for it which will keep us up with all the other communities around the country who will be taking part.

The Chairman thanked all those who sponsored this years St. Patricks Day Parade.

And he congratulated  19 year old Chloe Collins on being received into the Cork League football team, who are due to play Mayo.

There is a request from Drishane where the residents are asking for musical instruments. So if you have the likes that you no longer need, please pass them on.

The grand sum of  €4,994 was collected in the town on Daffodil Day and the organisers would like to thank all those who supported it so well.

Our Gramophone Circle will hold their monthly presentation this Friday night at the Canon O Donovan Centre starting at 8.15, Guest Presenter, Ivor Horton. All Welcome.

We have a letter from Dr. Richard Scriven BA MA MA phD FRGS, lecturer in Geography, who gave a talk here some time ago on Holy Wells. Copies of a booklet on the subject are now in print, and  Dr. Scriven  says thanks to all those who received him so well on his visit.

There are some details of the Popes visit to Ireland on this weeks Mass leaflet. And would be of interest to those who intend to travel to Dublin for this wonderful World Meeting of Families in August.

The Icon of the Holy Family is open for veneration  at the Cathedral in Killarney at the Moment.

The National Apostolate of Eucharistic Adoration annual pilgrimage to Knock  is on April 29th .The theme “Protection of of 8th Amendment.

Look up our website for more details and see images of the beautiful rainbows which were seen above our Town Park last evening. Giving us hope for better days ahead.

Here are the results of this weeks lotto draw which was held at the Bush Bar on Sunday night. Numbers drawn were, 5,11,22,28, and the Jackpot was not won.

€100 went to Patsy and Noreen, They were also the sellers and got €50 sellers prize, €50 went to Breda Neilus, Minor Row. €20 each to Eileen Egan, Liscarrol. Denis P Kelleher, Liscahane, John Murphy, Clara, John P McAuliffe, Annagloor, Gretta O’Sullivan, Killorglin, Hannah McSweeney, Carriganima, Michael. O ‘Sullivan, Kilmeedy Michelle O’Sullivan, Dooneen. Jackpot for next week €4,200, the Draw at Corkery’s Bar on Sunday night.

The AGM of the Lotto will be held at the Wallis Arms Hotel on Saturday April 21st at 7.30.

It’s that time of year again when our Tidy Towns Group are asking us to keep our places clean and presentable. Littering on our roadsides is dreadful and those engaging in it are asked to take their rubbish home.

Agus sinn a bfuil a cairde, for c103 this is Eily Buckley saying many thanks for joining me, agus slán is beannacht Dá libh go léir.

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