Dia is Mhuire díobh go léir a chaired and welcome to my last report in November.
This week we congratulate one of our great employers Alps Electric on their 30th anniversary. For all those years they have given work to hundreds and I’m sure thousands of our people. Sitting in picturesque Mount Leader, they continue in their own quiet way to send their products to many parts of the world. And how proud some of our people out abroad are to see that the appliance that they are working on was made in Millstreet, Co. Cork.
Their weekend was filled with great celebration and with a lot of looking back on hopeful beginnings in 1988 when Millstreet held its breath in anticipation, hardly allowing ourselves to believe that this fine employer was coming to stay. The world has changed a lot since then.
And speaking of changes. Last Wednesday November 21st was Presentation Day and our Presentation Convent National school children and their teachers attended the ten am Mass. Their singing and music filled the church with joy,with little ones from many lands among them. Following the Mass the children and some adults made their way to the nuns graveyard which is at the back of the local cemetery, further prayers were said there as Canon John blessed the graves of all the deceased nuns. Sr. Eileen laid a wreath in remembrance. How the memories of former years come rushing back to those of us who can recall such heavenly occasions. That time Walk around the Nuns private Grounds was magical as we sang our hymns with all our little hearts. We thought the place was huge back then, but when I look at it today, it seems to have shrunk considerably. Well done to all those who made the day so special.
You still have time to ring IRD Duhallow and book a place at their breakfast seminar on Fostering Equality in the Workplace, to be held at the James OKeeffe Institure on tomorrow Wednesday morning starting at 8am.
Here are the results of this weeks lotto draw which was held at the Clara Inn on Sunday night.
Numbers drawn were 1,3,20,31 AND THE Jackpot was not won. €100 went to Katie Donnelly Dromagh. The seller was Joan Sheehan and she got €50 sellers prize, €50 went to Catherine Jenks, Tanyard Wood, €20 each to Linda Coleman, c/o of Colemans , Ide Casey, Dublin, Han Moynighan, Coole, E. Coakley, Hollymount, McCaul, Killarney Rd, Mary O Callaghan, Bolomore, Tim and Kathleen McCarthy, Carriganima, John and Mariana Healy, Killarney rd. Jackpot for next week €10,600 the draw at the Wallis Arms on Sunday night.
The Cullen andDistrict Special Needs Association will hold their annual Mass and Christmas Party on next Saturday December1st, Starting with Mass at 1.30.
Our Christmas Lights will be turned on in the town on December 7th and the Community singers with Marie Twomey will attend.
The Annual Little Women’s Christmas Party will be held at the Wallis Arms Hotel. Not sure yet if its January 6th or 7th but will let you know as soon as the decision is made.
The Glen Theatre is providing a wide range of entertainment as usual. Keep in touch with their program, ring them 029 56239. And perhaps you’d know someone who would like to go.
Also Ionad Cultura in Ballyvourney where they continue to present Traditional entertainment to suit all tastes. This weekend in Ballyvourney they have Eigse, for the 27th anniversary of their late great Diarmuid O Shuilleabhain.
It runs November 30th to December 2nd and their program is long and varied. Log on the www.eigse.ie for details.
Next week we are into the month of December, with Christmas not far behind. Please shop at home and support your own town. Also keep Millstreet clean and tidy, and help to show pride of place to all who come this way.
Agus sinn a bhfuil a chairde, Slán is beannacht Dé libh go léir.