Eily’s Report – 19th February

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

The Spring like weather continues and the golden daffodils showing up all over the place are helping to put a little spring in our step as we make our way through 2019. I just saw a little line in something that I was reading that said that 10% accounts for what happens to us and 90% accounts for how we handle it. So let us be positive in our approach to the future.


The AGM of the Community Council was held on Tuesday night at the Wallis Arms Hotel. It was very well attended with many items up for discussion. The Treasurers report was very encouraging showing the healthy state that the Community Council is in financially, copies can be got on request from any member. Plans for the future include upgrading of the adult gym, the creche, and other amenities in that area. Garda Paul Lynch attended and he gave a detailed account of things around the area from a garda point of view. He complimented the Council on the great work that they are doing, thanked Dan Collins and Michele O’Keeffe for their great work in taking care of the Personal Alarms project and Marie Twomey  and Pat Murphy who take  care of the Text Alert scheme. In return the chairman Noel Buckley thanked Garda Paul for his contribution to the meeting adding that  the Garda presence around the town is deeply appreciated as well as around the schools, meeting the children and parent ,also at funeral times and keeping a welcome eye on things in general.  Garda Paul oversaw the election of officers. The committee was re-elected in block, in the interest of the continuation of the many projects that they are engaged in at the moment.  A Non-national man, with a business in the town was welcomed into the Community Council at the AGM.


The Community Council meeting scheduled for tonight has been cancelled because of a bereavement. It will be held on Tuesday night of next week February 26th to plan our St. Patrick’s Day Parade, and all interested parties please attend.


Our Vintage Club will hold a Cars /Coffee/Morning at the Wallis Arms Hotel on next Sunday Feb 24th,the star attraction on the day will be a Red Bull Racing Car which will be on display starting at 11am

Staying with the Vintage Club on next Friday Night Feb 22nd at 8pm in the Wallis Arms Hotel they will present the proceeds of a previous Coffee Morning which amounted to €1930.70 to the Cork Simon Community,Everybody is welcome to attend.

Well done to our Centra Store West End who held a very successful fundraiser at their Store last week in aid of the Canon O Donovan Centre.


45Drive at the Centre every Tuesday night at 8.30 and all are welcome. Mens Shed Meet every Tuesday night at 8, The knitting Club meet from 7-9 every Tuesday night in the Adult Learning Centre in the Main Street. This week sees the resumption of Marie Twomeys’ ever popular Singing Group. On Thursday night at the Parish Centre from 7.30 to 9. All welcome, especially new members.


Ladies, be ready to attend the great event at our Parish Centre on Thursday February 28th ,where they say, women hold up half the sky. It’s to Mark International Women’s Day. It will run from 10.30am to 12noon. The invitation is from the Millstreet Community School Transition Year Development Education Group. Please give them your full support.


The AGM of Millstreet Active Retired Group will be held at the Canon O Donovan Centre on tomorrow Wednesday night, February 20th at 7.30.


The AGM of our Pitch ‘n Putt Club will be held at the GAA Hall this Friday night February 23rd at 8.


Come along to our Town Park every Thursday night at 7, and join the crowds engaged in the Operation Transformation Millstreet style.




32 people weighed in in Cullen last night 30 pounds weight were lost. Just 3 weeks to go.




Irish Heart Foundation Church Gate collection, in Millstreet on Saturday/Sunday next February 23/24 Please support it well.



Here are the results of this week’s Lotto draw which was held at the Bush Bar on Sunday night. Numbers drawn were 4,5,11,15 and the Jackpot was not won. €100 went to Mrs. Patsy Corcoran, Pound Hill, she was also the Seller and got €50 sellers prize, €50 went to Peggy o Riordan, Cullen. €20 each to Molly Mae, c/o Reens, Eileen Roche, Coomlogane, Breda Creedon, Aubane, Noreen OSullivan, Drishane View, Furball, c/o the Mal Paso, Tom O’Sullivan, Ballydaly, Denis Healy, Claracleagh, and Shauna O Sullivan c/o Tarrant’s Bar.


Jackpot for next week €12,600, the draw at Corkery’s Bar on Sunday night.


The Sacrament of Confirmation will be held in Millstreet on Wednesday March 20th, at 11am. And First Holy Communion in Millstreet on Saturday May 11th at 11 and in Cullen Saturday, May 18th at 11am.


Morning Mass in Millstreet Church every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday at 10 and Friday at 7.30pm.




Agus sinn a bfuil a cairde , Slan is beannacht De libh go leir

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