Eily’s Report – 17th July

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

In a matter of weeks now His Holiness Pope Francis will be here with us in Ireland to celebrate the World Meeting of Families. The Family is the nerve centre of our society and it is a great honour that the World Leader of the Catholic church is coming to our little country for such a big event. By all accounts tickets for the various venues where he will attend are going well.

Booking of tickets for the final Mass in Phoenix Park on August 26 is now closed. But a few can still be had at our Parish Office 02970043.

The church is going through a challenging time at the moment and we hope and pray that the Pope’s visit will rekindle in us all a deep hope  for the future.

The Cullen Special Needs Association held their annual Harvest Fundraising  afternoon on Sunday, with great success. Great merit is due to those  who keep the flag flying in spite of dwindling   numbers of helpers over the years. Work behind the scenes goes on every time,such as the planting and saving of the corn ,and having it in pristine condition  for the all important threshing.

The busy sound of the threshing machine as it separates the grain from the golden straw,  never fails to fill  people with thoughts of the past. And they come year after year to hear it.


The Cullen pipe band who came fourth in the All Ireland Championships at New Ross, had the honour of playing at Áras an Uachtaráin, for President Higgens and his wife Sabina.


And still with Cullen, a Table Quiz will be held at Flemings Bar on Friday night next July 20th, starting at 9. Please support it well.


Our Website is full of pictures of the past , thanks to Sean Radley, it’s always nice to browse over them a see what memories they bring.


Tune in to Sean every Tuesday night online, on Cork Music Station. It can be accessed through the website.  Last week he gave the story of the chair that I had in the bedroom for Daniel and Majella, which was born on the Late Late show in 1988,  and featured  again on RTE’s  Road Show (where it was spotted by the man from Skibbereen who made it), thirty years later.


The popular Soap Box Race will be  held here on Sunday next July 22nd.  Starting from Mountleader Industrial Estate at 2pm. Organised by the Mens Shed, there will be places for young and not so young. For last minute details contact Bertie 0876793841 or Ivor 0873633210. Dont miss this exciting event which never fails to bring lots of thrills and spills,all in the name of great fun.




Here are the results of this weeks lotto draw which was held at Tarrants Bar on Sunday night. Numbers drawn were 4,17,29,30 and the Jackpot was not won. €100 went to Joan Twomey c/o Alps, The seller was Noreen Tarrant and she got €50 sellers prize, €50 went to Kevin Cronin 1 Millview, E20 each to Joe Moyhighan c/o Graces Salon. Sophie OLeary Keale. Martin Carroll c/o Tom, Bertie Ahern c/o the Mal Passo, Barry Murphy, Kilcorney, Geraldine O Sullivan Dooneen, Tim and Kathleen McCarthy, Carriginma, and Kathleen and Donny Kelleher, Priests Cross, Jackpot for next Week €6,800 the draw at the Bush Bar on Sunday night.


Eucharistic Adoration every Tuesday & Wednesday in Millstreet Church and in Cullen on Thursdays from 10am to 7. Confessions in Millstreet every Saturday from 12.30 to 1.


Morning mass in Millstreet every Tuesday Wednesday and Thursday at 10am and 7.30pm on Monday and Fridays.


It’s holiday season with lots of people going abroad for well earned breaks, and others coming for their breaks.We wish them all pleasant trips and happy  and safe holidays. The long dry spell continues, with a few scattered showers falling now and then,making little difference to our crops and gardens.  But following such dry conditions  roads can be very slippery, so plese take care.

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


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