Dia is Mhuire díobh go léir a chairde, and welcome to my report.
Already the first week of August has passed us by and I hope it left you well and happy. The weather over the weekend was rather challenging with heavy downpours playing havoc with many outdoor events. But the sun was quick to come out in most cases brightening spirits again. I was lucky enough to enjoy a family break in Bearra ,with lots of young and not so young to add variety to the trip. The heavy rains turned the giant waterfall at Hungry Hill into a raging torrent and at the same time turn lesser streams into busy cascades running down from the high rocky mountains. Well worth driving out to see. Sadly an outdoor fundraiser by the local GAA Club was a washout, as were many others. But rain or no rain, the crowds were immense,and with lots of modern day facilities our weather poses no great problem. The organisers of the Platform at Mushera planned well in advance and held their popular dance at the indoors at nearby Ballinagree, on Sunday, where a great time was had by all. There are many more events planned for the next few weeks before the end of the school holidays.
We have two major Equestrian Events coming up this month. Bringing the Green Glens to the half-way point in their annual calendar of the annual fixtures. The mighty International Horse Trials (CS12) will run from August 14th to August 18th inclusive. Followed a few days later by the International Eventing Horse Show from August 21st to August 25th inclusive.
Again these events will bring the cream of Ireland and many countries throughout Europe into Millstreet . Let everybody extend a real Millstreet Welcome to them. Business people and indeed every body in the area are asked to pull out all the stops to make the best possible impression on these elite visitors .
Accommodation will be needed, and if you have the likes to offer you can send your details to the office at the Green Glens 029 70800.
Our Tidy Towns Committee have excelled themselves this year with their painting and planting and doing all they can to Make Millstreet a better place. Please help them in every way you can. You can do so by telling them that you are available to do what ever is needed. Also by keeping your own place bright and presentable. Flags, or welcome notices etc, of the visiting countries would be great. It worked well with the Mounted Games teams and should do so again. So please show you care.
A Blood Donor Clinic will be held at our GAA/Community Hall this evening from 5 to 8.30. Please support it well.
Our Pitch n Putt Club want to thank all those who supported their recent Church Gate Collection.
Likewise the Millstreet Vintage Club want to thank all those who supported their recent Mega Truck Run. Which was held in aid of Charity. A special word of thanks to those who attended the 11.30 Mass on the Day for their co-operation with regard to the parking at Clara Rd.
Aubane Community Centre will hold their Annual Fun Day on Sunday next August 11th. Starting 2pm. All are welcome.
Coffee Morning at the same venue on Saturday 17th in aid of Marymount Hospice, from 10.30 to 1.30.
A tractor Run, based at the Aubane Community Centre Sunday August 18th in memory of the late Johnnie Hickey, founder of the Millstreet Club will start with registration at 11 am, for a 12.30 start. Going to Ballinagree Vintage Show . For details contact Bernard Crowley, 0877924406.
Here are the results of this weeks Lotto Draw which was held at McCarthys Bar on Bank Holiday Monday night, Numbers drawn were, 16,22,28,32,and the Jackpot was not won.
€100 went to Patsy Mac, Patsy was the seller and got €50 sellers prize. €50 went to Ned, and Sheila Walsh, Carriginma, €20 each to Arthur Murphy, Tullig, Captain James T Quirke, c/o The Wallis Arms, Quality Queen, C/O Michelle Whelan. Mary Desmond Glenleigh. Shauna O Sullivan, C/o Tarrants Bar, Eileen Broxton, Cloghoula, Nora Tarrant Coole, Patrick Keale Br. Jackpot for next week, €2.600 the draw at the Clara Inn on Sunday night.
Id like to extend a warm welcome to all those who are holidaying in the area at the moment and wish them a happy stay and a safe return to their homes. A special hello to the lovely Hickey sisters, Kathleen and Margaret, from Dromsicane,and their brother Paul, who have made good lives for themselves in New York, but never miss an opportunity to pay a visit home to see the family and friends.
Good luck to all of our own who are heading off to foreign parts for a well earned break . Again we wish them safe travel.
The Family of the late Anne Keane have asked me to publish this extract from a letter which they received from the Mercy Hospital .and it goes as follows,
I would like to express a heartfelt thanks to you for your extremely generous donation of €771,95 which you made in memory of your sister, Anna Keane (RIP) in lieu of Flowers. Please accept our sincere condolences. We are so grateful for your support. Please consider this your receipt.
Thanks from all at the Foundation and thanks from the Doctors and Nurses at the Mercy all over Munster, who see every day the impact of your support.
Cancer Appeal aims to raise €2 million by 2020 to transform the outcomes for cancer patients all over munster so that we can invest in a Cancer Care Centre so that people who have been diagnosed with cancer can begin their journey in the most positive way.
Cutting edge research in the fight against bowel and liver cancer.
Rapid Access Clinics for patients with prostate and other cancers.
Psycho-oncology service for patients who need specialist psychological support.
Your support is life-saving ,life-enhancing and life-changing. Thank you sincerely Michael Sheriden ,CEO, Mercy Foundation. On behalf of all the cancer staff at the Mercy.
Months Mind Mass for the late Anne Keane will be said in Millstreet Church at 10 am on August 24th.
And there I have to leave it, please continue to enjoy the lovely weather.
Agus sinn a bhfuil a chairde, slán is beannacht Dé libh go léir