Eily’s Report – 5th June

Dia is Mhuire díobh go léir a Chairde and welcome.

The beautiful weather over the weekend brought a mixture of joy and sadness as is always the case. Lives were lost both on road and water and our sympathy goes out to all involved. The month of June opened with a mighty thunder storm and flash floods that ripped roads from Mushera Mountain to town of Millstreet and images of the phenomenon were flashed across the globe as it occurred. But there were no reports, locally of damage to people or property and for that we must be grateful.

The annual Mass planned for St.Mary’s Cemetery on Friday evening, had to be moved to the parish church, and the waiting crowds just had time to make their escape before the torrents began.

But all things considered it was a wonderful bank Holiday weekend, with something for everyone. The Corpus Christi Procession through the Town after 11.30 Mass on Sunday was beautiful in brilliant sunshine. The little children in their First Holy Communion outfits spreading rose petals before the Host as it was carried by Canon John FitzGerald. The Holy Rosary was recited from his car by Jerry Doody, the Church Choir led the Hymns, and the pipe band also attended. Following Benediction at the temporary Alter at the town Square the Canon thanked all those who helped in any way with this traditional holy event.

That afternoon there was a change of scene when the annual fancy Dress stretcher Race was held in the town, starting from the Bush Bar. It drew a great crowd and spirits were high for this annual fundraiser, this time it was in aid of the Ian O Connell and Fight for Fionn funds. Well done to all concerned.

There is a Blood Donor Clinic in town today Tuesday, in the GAA Hall, from 5 to 8.30.  Please give it your best support.

The annual Mass at Tubrid Well by Fr.Kevin Mulcahy, for all those about to sit their exams will be said tonight, starting at 8 and all are welcome.

And I’d like to take this opportunity to wish all the students every success in the coming weeks as they sit their exams.

Fr. Paddy O’Byrne will say a celebratory Mass there on Tuesday, June 19.

Mass at Drishane Cemetery Tuesday June 12 at 8pm.

Mass at St. John’s Well Monday June 25th. And

Mass in Cullen Cemetery Thursday June 28th at 7.30pm.

10km Trek in aid of Bru Columbanus Cork, on next Sunday June 9, starting out from the Old Kenmare   Road, to Galway’s Bridge. From details contact 021 4345754. Your support would be appreciated.


Here are the results of this week’s lotto draw which was held at the Bush Bar on Monday night. Numbers drawn were 2,3,14,28 and the jackpot was not won.

€100 went to Edel Breen and Godmother, the seller was Reens and they got €50 sellers prize. €50 went to Cullen GAA, €20 each to Anthony Kelleher ,Macroom, Sheila Nagle c/o Joan Casey, Aunty Betty c/o Marie Twomey, Trevor O Connor , c/o of Mary O Connor, Linda OConnor, Beaufort, Patsy Mac. Mountleader, Denny ,c/o McCarthys Bar and Danny O Mahony c/o The Bush Bar.

Jackpot for next week €5,600 the draw at Corkery’s Bar on Sunday night.

The drive for extra marks in the Tidy Towns Contest goes on. And the recent planting of beds and containers is looking well .Also the painting of various places,

Please do all you can to help.

Eucharistic Adoration continues at the usual times in Millstreet and Cullen every week. If you’d like to join and spend a given time with the Lord every week, contact the Parish Office at 029 70043.

Children are off school again today, please be on the lookout for them in unusual places.

Enjoy the beautiful weather, and help others to do likewise, but do so with the utmost care. Be on the lookout for silage machinery on all roads. The rush is on to save the vital winter feed and work goes on bother night and day.

Agus sinn a bhfuil a cairde,  slan is beannacht De libh go leir.

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