Eily’s Report – 3rd July

Dia is Mhuire díobh go léir a Chairde and welcome to my Report.

The heatwave continues and we are counting our blessings to be on par with all the exotic hot spots around the world, without having to book  a ticket. The lovely sunshine never fails to draw us out on to the great out of doors. The  sun is there for our sunlovers and shade for those who like to take a little cover. The settled forecast has taken the panic out of work on the land and other outdoor work.


But of  course we cannot ignore the calls to conserve our water supplies at all levels.

The Willie Neenan Memorial Road Race around the Glebe was a great success, with one speedy runner completing the 5km challenge in a mere 25 minutes. Dedication come in many forms.


Please continue to support The Smart Store Cooking drive which was launched at our Okeeffe’s SuperValu Store on June 21st


Supported by the Cork County Council and Country Clean, it is an all out effort to promote the three Rs, Reduce, Recycle,  Reuse. Urging shoppers to buy only what they need and cook only the amount  they are going to eat. Recipes with the good of our health were there on the day and also a stand advertising the new compostable drinkers, straws, tablewear etc, which are made of vegetable matter. Please respond to their urgent call to cut out waste in all its forms.


Our Vintage Club literally took over the town on Sunday last, and nobody was complaining. Celebrating the 50th birthday of the Ford Escort car, having  gathered at the Town Square they made their way in convoy through the town just as people as people were coming out from the 11.30 mass A lovely spectacle on the first day of July.


The special meeting, organised by the Community Council on Tuesday night was attended by many business people of the area as well as other interested people. The purpose of the meeting was to put in place a fitting feature to represent our Town on National Culture Day which will be on September 21st. There was a lively response from the floor which gave plenty of food for thought in the months ahead. Further meetings will be held in the future.


Cullen Special Needs Association will hold their annual Threshing fundraising event on Sunday July 15th. With all the usual attractions. Always a great day out, for a great cause.


Radio Treasures will not be held this week, look out for it next week when Sean Radley will bring you the best of music and topical items on Tuesday night from 9.30 to 11pm.


A many thanks to Sean for, among other things, all his pictures of breathtaking sunsets since the heatwave began.


Our annual soapbox race will be held on Sunday July 22, leavingMountleader Industrial Estate at 2pm. Organised by the popular Mens Shed.

For details contact Bertie 0876793841. Or Ivor 0873633210.


Fundraising Concert in aid of Brosna Church Restoration will be held on Friday July 13th in the Square Brosna. Featuring the popular Mike Denver and Lisa McHugh .Tickets at €25 each can be got at Millstreet Parish Office 02970043.


Eucharistic Adoration in Millstreet Church every Tuesday and Wednesday from 10.30 am to 10.30 pm and in Cullen on Thursdays from 10am to 7.


A fine crowd attended the special Mass for those involved in the Eucharistic Adoration which was held on Tuesday night last and was followed by a social gathering and refreshments at the Parish Centre. Those wishing to get involved in the weekly adoration can contact the parish centre for details.


45Drive at the Canon ODonovan Centre every Tuesday night starting at 9 . More players welcome. Come with or without a partner. Admission €7.


Here are the results of this weeks lotto draw which was held at the Clara Inn on Sunday night. Numbers drawn were 7,9,24,30 and the Jackpot was not won. €100 went toMichael Reen, the seller was Reens and they got €50 sellers prize, €50 went to Chris Egan, Irish Rail, €20 each to Joe Johnson, Buttavent, Neil O’Brien, Ballydaly, I,i,t,y, w,y,b,a,d, Ann Marie O’Connell, Altamount, De Burcas 10 Murphy Terrace, Kathy Ann Murphy, Kilmeedy, Darren Kiely Liscahane, and Denny & Sinead c/o Marie Twomey. Jackpot for next week €6,400 the draw at the Wallis Arms Hotel on Sunday night.


The A.G.M. of IRD Duhallow will be held on Wednesday July 25th at 8 pm in the James O’Keeffe Institute, Any motions that members wish to put foreward on the night must be seconded and received in writing by July 13th.


And please be reminded to ring IRD Duhallow for details of all the services and schemes, that they have to offer. In fact on this Thursday July 5 you can call in to their Open Interview morning from 11 to 12 noon, where you will get expert advice and many of your queries will be answered.


Please continue to enjoy the lovely weather, look out for those around you ,and now that the schools are closed be extra vigillent regarding children. And spare the water.


Agus sinn a bhfuil a chairde, Slán is beannacht Dé libh go léir.

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