Dia is Mhuire díobh go léir a chairde, and welcome to my report.
The new Irish Community Rapid Response(ICRR) Service was launched this week by Minister for Foreign Affairs, Mr Simon Coveney with many other local politicians present as well as the management crew of the new service. We are indeed delighted to have this service centered on our doorstep. How fortunate we were to have an Aerodrome complete with hanger etc in the locality ready made to receive the helicopter and staff and all that goes with it.
Those of us who have lived in the area all our lives can recall when the McCarthy family who ran a popular and much needed pipe and tile business in Rathcoole built the Aerodrome. It was at a time when air travel was in its infancy and the development created quite a stir in the locality. Times changed and the sound of local planes faded from our skies and from our minds. Little did we think that the site would come to life again in 2019 and become the base for a life-saving service which can fly any casualty from the catchment area to our best hospitals in a matter of minutes.
To quote from the words of the organisers, “Irish Community Rapid Response,(ICRR) are a Charity committed to providing safe, effective and timely emergency medical care to those seriously ill or injured in Ireland through the provision of a network of Volunteer Doctors, Rapid Response Vehicles and a dedicated Helicopter Emergency Medical Service (HEMS) that are tasked through the 999/112 call system.”
It won’t come cheap and will cost about two million a year to run, so please give it your support at every opportunity. Many fundraising events will come on stream and please give them your best support. We wish the new service Gods Blessing and every success through the coming years.
Fundraising was almost the order of the day here last week, with the Barrett Family (Aubane) holding A Style Night at the GAA Hall on Friday night, in memory of their late sister Abina Karen . It was very well supported and the proceeds were in aid of MaryMount Hospice.
On Saturday the Traders in the sunny side of the town Square held an exciting 24 hour Spinathon at the Monument in aid of The Irish Cancer Society. It was both enjoyable and successful, with many bodies, such as the Gardai and clubs doing a stint. Well done to all those who raised great funds and all those who helped in any way.
The Aubane Social Club will present the proceeds of their recent fundraiser to a Representative from MaryMount at a function to be held at the social Centre tomorrow Wednesday night. All Welcome.
The AGM of Millstreet Setdancers will be held at the Parish Centre tomorrow Wednesday night September 4th at 8.
Starmakers Speach and Drama Classes for 4-18yr olds at Millstreet Parish Centre Wednesday September 4th. Contact Martin Clancy, 0851582801
The list is mounting up for Culture Night September 20th . The list so far includes our Museum which will be open from 6 to 7 pm. The Vintage Club will be present in the Town Square, exhibitions of photos, arts and crafts will be on display at the E-Centre from 6 pm and there is free entertainment at the Wallis Arms Hotel at 7.
For more details contact Marie 0872802529.
Clondrohid Fun Day which was deferred because of a local bereavement will be held on Sunday September 8th, starting at 12 noon.
Millstreet Vintage Club will hold a gala car run on Sunday September 8th. Open to all types of vintage cars. Registration at Dromtarriffe Hall at 11am for 12.30 departure. Tea break at the Village Inn, Ashford, dinner optional at Bobs Bar Ballydesmond. Details from 086 8805437.
Still with the Vintage Club they will hold a Tractor run in aid of the Carriganima Rural Transport C.A.R.T.on Sunday September 15th. Registration at the pub at 10.30.
IRD Duhallow are organising a meeting for Millstreet area on Wed, Sept 18th at the Wallis Arms Hotel at 8. Regarding development plans and funding for the coming years,
The annual Church Gate Collection for the Friends of Mallow Hospital will take place in Millstreet this weekend September 7/8.
In Pitch & Putt, the O’Regan Trophy will be played this evening September 3rd starting at 6.
The organisers of the Annual Willie Neenan Race would like to thanks all those who took part and supported it in any way.
Well done to our popular Pipe Band who are enjoying a very busy Season, including playing at the Rose of Tralee Festival as they do every year.
There is a stark warning on our Mass leaflet this week regarding Climate Change. A quote from the Pope says, This is the Season of Creation ,and this Sunday sees the beginning of the Season of Creation . The Diocese committee for Justice, Peace & Integrity of Creation has chosen the theme “Climate Crisis, 11 years to save our Common Home” An informative leaflet is available at the end of the Church. The Pope continues, The Climate crisis requires our decisive action, here and now, and the Church is fully committed to playing its part.
Every good wish to Shane Collins, Kilcorney, son of Jimmy and Liz who is competing in the All Ireland Final of Road Bowling in Drogheda this weekend.
Here are the results of this weeks lotto draw which was held at the Bush Bar on Sunday night. Numbers drawn were -6.11,16,25. And the Jackpot was not won. €100 went to Rose of Tralee Spy. The seller was Michelle Whelan and she got E50 sellers prize. €50 went to C.O Shea, Lackadota. €20 each to Captain James T Kirk C/o Nigel at the Wallis Arms. Jerry Heineken C/o McCarthys Bar, Perkin Warbeck c/o Jerry Lehane. The Murphy Family Rathduane Joan Cremin c/o me Fein. J O’Roirdan Killowen, Mae Kelleher Garryduff , Michael Ryan Killarney Rd. Jackpot for next Week €3,400 the draw at Corkery’s Bar on Sunday night.
IF you have nothing else to give today, give someone a smile.
Agus sinn a bhfuil a chairde, slán is beannacht Dé libh go léir