Eily’s Report – 8th October

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

The Autumn chill is in the air but as we escaped the ravages of the hurricane, we can easily put on extra clothes to keep warm. Some people complained about the media saying that they over did the prediction of what was to come but it was some record that not one life was lost by the monster wind. It’s comforting to know that we have such a broad based array of advisory bodies to warn us in such detail of impending  forces of Nature. And we can only say a heartfelt word of thanks to all those who showed such an interest in our welfare.

Fire Safety Week starts on this Friday October 11th  and members of our local Brigade will be at our  shops  in the town to meet the public and chat with them about their work. It will give us all the  chance  to meet the people who are on call at all times in case  of fire outbreaks  or other  disasters.                    So please take advantage of this rare opportunity.

Many congratulations to Linda McAuliffe, daughter of Patsy and Angela who was among the students of Kerry ETB Radio, Broadcasting and Digital Journalism Course who won Gold and Bronze featuring the Sounds and Soundscapes of Kerry, entitled Clauis Ciarraí, Millstreet.

An important meeting of the Community Council will be held at the Wallis Arms Hotel tonight,starting at 8.30.   All members please attend.

Our Tidy Towns Committee want to thank all those who helped them to gain six more points in this years National Event and they are asking everybody to row in behind them in their effort to win silver next time round.   The time to start preparing is now. So please their goal, your goal for 2020.

A date for your diary – a mock wedding will take place in the Bush Bar on Saturday the 19th October  at 8 pm in aid of Cardiac Risk in the Young (CRY). Invitations €10  Music by the Kelts, a good night assured.

Halloween is fast approaching and preparations are already  speeding up.  Our Vintage Group are hosting their Model  exhibition at the K&L Depot in Mountleader in Sunday next October 13th. It will include a kiddies corner and much more. Admission €5. For details contact Donie Lucey 086 8545873.

Meanwhile in Aubane they will host  a monster kiddies Fancy Dress Disco  on October 25th. From 7 to 9 pm.

Cullen National School are inviting applications by post  for a part-time Cleaner to work 6 hours a week. Contact  by post to Chairperson B.O.M. by Oct 9th. Cover letter, C.V. (Two Referees) Mark envelope “Application”            Cullen NS,  Cullen P51 TK70.


Here are the results of this week’s lotto draw which was held at the Wallis Arms Hotel on Sunday night. Numbers drawn were 3,14,24,29, and the Jackpot was not won. €100 went to Helen Kelleher, Aghabullogue, the seller was myself and I got €50 sellers prize, €50 went to Donal Cronin, Knocknakilla, €20 each to Linda Coleman. Minor Row. Aoibhe ,Kate and Holly Lynch c/o McCarthys Bar, John P McAulliffe Annagloor. Jack and Emma Ducey ,Rathcoole, Ann and Meg , Dublin, Jurgen Klopp c/o the Malpaso Bar, Conor Casey Lackabawn, Ann ,Eilish & Patrick c/o PJ Creedon. Jackpot for next week €4,400 the draw at the Bridge Bar on Sunday night.

Please be on the look out for those around you as we approach the dark evening and colder weather. Make every effort to make life a little happier and more pleasant  as you go about your day. So make somebody’s day by giving them a broad smile. We are blessed to have a fine variety of food outlets in our town where people who meet by chance can go and sit and enjoy a coffee and chat in comfortable and pleasant surroundings.

Our Active retired Group have a wide range of activities for you to enjoy.  They meet at the Wallis Arms every Thursday at 11 am for coffee and chat, newcomers welcome. Pleasant moments can be found just anywhere.  Even one day on visiting our church someone was playing the organ ,and it made such pleasant listening. Well done to whoever the organist was. Grab every pleasant moment that you can, and if you can share it, then its doubled.

The  Diocese of Kerry  is making an effort to enlarge their Eucharistic Adoration Lay team in order to promote and expand and consolidate Eucharistic Adoration throughout the Diocese.  An information meeting will be held in The Heights Hotel Killarney on Sat. Oct 12th. At 11.30 all interested parties welcome. Eucharistic  Adoration is very important in our world of today, in light of all the threats to mankind. And Eucharistic Adoration is one of the strongest weapons in the battle for survival, which is common to all.  So please support it well.

45 Drive every Tuesday night at the Canon O Donovan Centre. All welcome. Starts at 8.30.

Singing with Marie Twomey every Thursday night at 7.30.

Men’s Shed every Tuesday night.

Adult Gym open every morning at 9.30. and again from 5 pm. Trained assistant on duty at all times.   Knitting Club every Tuesday night from 7 – 9 Please let me know if you have an item you want mentioned in my Report.

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

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