Eily’s Report -12th February

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

The AGM of the Community Council will be held tonight (Tuesday)at the Wallis Arms Hotel starting at 8 sharp. Everybody is welcome to attend the AGM and a special invitation is extended to people who would like to become members.


The Community Council is a very powerful body and has achieved countless successes since its inception in 1977.  In 1977 the government issued a directive to all communities around the country to set up a local council in their own area. The order was taken seriously here in Millstreet and meetings were held not only in the town but also in country schools or halls outside of it. Each area proposed candidates and elections were held with a representative for each area chosen, so as to ensure a balanced  say for all.  Dr. Pat Casey was the first Chairman and he was faced with the daunting  task of setting up the foundation of a new venture that was to guide Millstreet through the future. From humble beginnings and many years of hard work and dedication the achievements of our Community Council are countless.

During his tenure on the chair Dr.Michael Feeley spearheaded to building of the Canon O Donovan Centre, Noel Buckleys long years at the head saw the purchase of the disused schoolhouse in the nineties and now it serves our community as a first class Youth Complex, creche ,adult gym etc. This is but a snippet of what can be done when people get together for the common good.


The achievements of the Community Council are far too many for me to mention even though I was there for them all and proud of it. But nothing or nobody lasts forever, and its time for new blood to enter the fray and the AGM tonight will give new people with new energies, their chance to have their say in the Millstreet of the future.

The proceeds of the 2019 calendar which was organised by the community council will be presented at tonight’s meeting to the Tidy Towns Committee.


The AGM tonight at the Wallis Arms at 8 pm and all are welcome.


Its great to see the craft of Junk Couture making a return at the Community School. This is where students make outfits etc out of garbage and its amazing what they come up with. Junk Couture with a different title was very popular at the school many years ago and it attracted the attention of the National Network. We had  Ray D’Arcy here reporting on it one time and now that they have the renowned Briege Corkery looking in on them, they’re bound to be winners.


The well known Brian O’Leary will launch his latest CD at Tureencahil on this Friday night at 8, a night of great music guaranteed.


Our Vintage Club will hold a Coffee Morning at the Wallis Arms Hotel on February 24th.  The Red Bull World Racing Car will be in town that day.

And staying with the Vintage Club a Cheque for 1930.70 Euro raised from the recent Coffee Morning held back in January will be presented by Millstreet Vintage Club to The Cork Simon Community in Millstreet on Friday Night Feb 22nd at The Wallis Arms Hotel in Millstreet at 8pm,Everybody Welcome.

Time is moving on at the Weigh In in Cullen. Only 4 nights left. Last night 38 people weighed in and 44 pounds weight lost. All welcome to the jiving session which follows.


Here are the results of the weeks Lotto Draw which was held at Tarrant’s Bar on Sunday night. Numbers drawn were and the Jackpot was not won. €100 went to Hayley Murphy, Claramore. The seller was Tarrant’s Bar and they got €50 sellers prize, €50 went to The Healy family, Keale, €20 each to Connie and Ber Donnelly, Cullen, Michael Kelleher, Gneeves, Tom Carroll and Jack Murphy ,Drishane View, Lorainne Hickey, Cloghoula, The 2 P.Creedons, Cloghoula and Aubane. Padraig Murphy, Cloghoulabeg, Kathleen McCarthy, Carriganima, Trevor O’Connor, c/o Mary O’Connor. Jackpot for next week €12,400.


The draw will be at the Bush Bar on Sunday night.


Following the draw at Tarrant’s on Sunday the chairman Noel Buckley extended hearty congratulations to Marie Murphy, formerly of Cloghoulabeg on winning €20.000 on the Late Late Show Draw at the weekend.


The Millstreet Gramophone Circle will hold their monthly meeting at the Day Centre on Friday night February 15th, starting at 8.15. Presenter the popular Der Kiely, All welcome.


Eucharistic Adoration in Millstreet Church every Tuesday and Wednesday from 10.30 am to 10.30 pm. And in Cullen on Thursdays from 10.30 to pm. Confessions in Millstreet Church every Saturday at 12.30.


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

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