Dia is Mhuire díobh go léir a chairde and welcome to my Report.
I hope you are all well and happy following the wonderful Bank Holiday weekend. Having spent the days in picturesque Bearra, I can say that the crowds, both from at home and abroad,that were out for their summer break was truly immense. Each to their own choice of amusement, and beautiful weather to enjoy it.
And we have lots more to look foreward to in the coming weeks. Our annual Millstreet Summer Horse Show will run from August 15th to 19th, bringing the cream of Irish bloodstock to our Green Glens. The existing fifteen hundred stabling spaces, on the grounds, had to be increased to cater for the extra entries, that plus the number of local stabling which is provided by people of the area every year, tells its own story. As always admission is free throughout and patrons can come and go at will.
August 22 to 26 will see the Millstreet International Horse Trials, FEI Nations Cup Eventing ,coming to our World Class Eventing course over the rolling planes of Drishane. Any of the venues are worth a visit any time, especially in the run up to these prestigious events. To see it all coming together by way of colourful jumps, endless planting of flowers and plants, and red eye catching seating. All this at our own doorstep in Millstreet gives us every reason to be proud.
Accommodation is always needed for these events, and those who have the likes to offer in good quality, please contact the office at the Green Glens at 02970800, and put your name on their list. Not only will it help the Show effort along, but also keep cash floating in our own area.
Coupled with the Eventing in Drishane of course will be the Pope’s Visit to Ireland August 21-26th. Its a great honour for our country that the Pontiff is coming to celebrate the World Meeting of Families here. Lots of our people are making the journey to attend, while others will be with him in Spirit from the comfort of their own homes. But which ever one we choose,we must all join in prayer, that Pope Francis’s visit to Ireland will bring many blessings .
Here are the results of this weeks lotto draw which was held at the Mal Passo Bar on Sunday night, Numbers Drawn were 11,16,20,28.and the Jackpot was not Won. €100 went to the DeBourkes,C/o of Margaret Bourke. Margaret was the seller and got €50 sellers prize, €50 went to Killian Reardan, c/o the Millwheel. €20 each to Maurice Guiney, Minor Row, Conor and Daragh Hanratty, Balbriggan, Stephen Forde Cullen, Donie Okeeffe, NewMarket, Mick Twohig,c/o Tom Carroll, Connie and Anna O’Mahony c/o the Mal Passo Bar, El Picarro c/o the Mal Passo Bar, S.OLeary Ballyvoulane. Jackpot for next week €7, 400 the draw at McCarthys Bar on Sunday night.
There is a feast of Pitch ‘n Putt this evening. Playing for the O’Shea Sheild. And there will also be places for beginners, and it kicks off at six.
The rain over the weekend which did no damage to the enjoyment of the Bank Holiday, but brought a flush of lovely wild Mushrooms. Some to my own parched flower garden and lots to the wild hills of Bearra. They made a welcome and nostalgic, comeback for our outdoor quisine.
Eucharistic Adoration in Millstreet Church every Tuesday and Wednesday from 10.30 am for 12 hours, and in Cullen on Thursdays from 10am to 7pm. Confessions in Millstreet every Saturday In Millstreet from 12.30 to 1.
I want to extend a very warm welcome to all those who are visiting the area at the moment and hope they enjoy their stay.
Agus sinn a bhfuil a chairde, Slán is beannacht Dé libh go léir.