Eily’s Report 17th September

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

I’m not into sport as such but I do know that Kerry got beaten by Dublin on Saturday. The old saying was that, ‘If we had Kerry bate (beaten) and the hay saved, then the rest of the year was our own’. I’m loathe to take sides, but I have to say if the Cup came to Kerry, it would have raise the spirits of the entire South.

But with the All Ireland Final over, we have plenty to celebrate at home, before the week is out.  First Culture Night on Friday September20th. Our Community Council have been working hard over the past number of months to make sure that Millstreet Town will be up there with the best of them.   There is something for everyone and we are asking every one to play their part. Come into town and swell the crowd. The list of things to enjoy is long and varied. Sean Radley will have a special display at the Museum and extend the open hours to about 8. A special display of Arts Crafts and old photos will be held at the E-Centre by kind permission of the Duggan Brothers. The Pipe band will give a recital at the Town Square and a free night of entertainment will be held at the Wallis Arms Hotel. All the Pubs in the town are holding various events, Bingo at the Bush, Trad nights at McCarthy’s and The Bridge Bars. Board Games at the Clara Inn etc.

The Vintage Club will be there with their own spectacular display. The list goes on and it all kicks off at 6. So see you there. In Cullen, they will celebrate Culture Day with a grand Concert at the Community Hall plus refreshments. From 7 pm.

And the celebrations go on. Just on the wake of our Culture Day,  on Saturday Night September 21st,  a further night of celebrations by the Millstreet and Cullen GAA Clubs to celebrate the All-Ireland Victories of the Cork Minor and U12 footballers.   The Parade will start from the Town Square at 7 and proceed to the GAA Hall where there will be welcome speaches and an opportunity to meet the players and view the cups.

At 8.30 a parade will be held in Cullen from the Handball Alley to the Hall  again with players there to meet the people,.Please be there to greet them.

 Cullen Pipe Band will be commencing classes in piping and drumming in the near future.

An important meeting of the Community Council will be held tonight at the Wallis Arms Hotel at 8.30. to finalise plans for the weeks events.

A very sincere word of congratulations to the People of Kilcorney who will have their newly furbished church, dedicated to St. Nicholas blessed on tomorrow Wednesday, at 7.30 followed by refreshments at their social Centre.  Kilcorney Church was severely damaged by storm in 2017.

There was a  fine turnout for the CART Carriganima Tractor Run organised by the Vintage Club in Carriganima last Sunday with a nice Route taken that included going through the Grounds of lovely Drishane and all in aid of a great Cause.

This week all roads lead to the National Ploughing Match in County Carlow and we wish everybody a very pleasant and safe journey. And hope the weather will be kind.

100 days to Christmas and if you’re thinking turkey, some are on sale in our website, at six weeks old, if you’d like to grow your own. Contact – 0872974430.

A Coffee Morning by Stokes & Co. Solicitors will be held at the Aroma Cafe this Thursday September 19th . From 10.30 to 12 noon.

Coffee Evening in Ballydaly on Friday from 8 to 10.

Set Dancing will resume at Ballydaly Hall on tomorrow

Wednesday night from 8 to 10.

Our own  Ann Lane originally from Ballinatona/Curragh, has published the second book on RoadSide Sculptures. Watch out for it.  It’s another must have for your bucket list.

Here are the results of this weeks lotto draw which was held at the Mal Paso Bar on Sunday night. Numbers drawn were 3,14,21,32 and the Jackpot was not won. €100 went to Rita and Mary O Callaghan, Dernagree, the seller was Colemans and they got €50 sellers prize.  €50 went Tim McSweeney, Rathcoole, €20 each Sheila Corkery Adrivale, John Corbett, Gurrane, Catherine O Sullivan c/o McCarthys Bar, John Healy St. Rd. Paddy O Riordan Killowen. Dan and Joanne C/o myself. Buckley’s Oak Rock and Brian Kelleher c/o Mgt Bourke, Jackpot for next week €3,800 the Draw at McCarthy’s Bar on Sunday night.

Dancing will resume at Aubane Community Centre on Monday

September 23rd,  9.15  and all are welcome.

An information session will be held at Millstreet Day Centre  at 4 o’clock  on tomorrow Wednesday September 18th.  For carers and Families affected by Alzheimer’s .

Please continue to support Eucharistic Adoration which is held in Millstreet Adoration Chapel every Tuesday and Wednesday  and in Cullen on Thursday’s from 10 am to 7. In Ballydaly of Saturdays from 10.30 to 12.30.  Be reminded that slips of paper and a box are placed in each church, where you can write your worry or request ,no need to put your name on it. Place the piece if paper in the box. That box will be placed in the Adoration Room where your request will be included in the prayers of all who worship there. Confessions in Millstreet Church every Saturday from 12.30 to 1.

Mass every day in Millstreet Church. At 7.30pm. on Monday & Fridays and at 10.am on Tues.Wed & Thursday,unless there is a Funeral.

Many classes and hobbies are starting up again now following the Summer break. Please find one suit your needs.

45 Drive every Tueday night at the Canon O’Donovan Centre. At 8.30.   Members of our Active Retired Group meet every Thursday morning from 11 to 12 at the Wallis Arms Hotel. The enrollment list for the Group, is still open if you’d like to become a member,which costs €35, and  entitles you to take part in all the clubs events for the year which includes insurance cover.

Our Pipe Band are looking for new members from the age of 10. The Men’s Shed meet every Tuesday night at 8.   Millstreet Adult Gym opens every morning at 9.30 a qualified trainer  at hand  at all times, contact 087 1184043.

 And IRD Duhallow has a long list of things for you to join or study. Look up their long list of  Home improvements. Beekeeping.  Start your own Business etc at 02960633.

We don’t stop playing because we grow old, We grow old because we stop playing. George Bernard Shaw said that.

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

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