Eily’s Report – 31 January

Dia is Muire díobh go léir a chairde and welcome to my weekly report.

Today is Grandparents Day at our Catholic Schools.  At the 10am Mass the children sang their hymns and did their readings to the joy of all present, and  family members were invited to the school afterwards for refreshments and great interaction among the young and the not so young. Many thanks to the teachers and all those involved with the happy occasion.

Tomorrow Wednesday the first day of February and is the Feast Day of one of our great Irish saints, St.Bridget, and the first day of Spring. The morning Mass at ten will include the blessing of St.Bridget Crosses which can be hung up in homes  and many other places, to bring safety and blessings throughout the coming year.

Thursday is Candlemas Day.  Candles will be Blessed at the 10am Mass. The Candles to be used on the Alter for the coming year will be blessed and people are invited to bring their own Candles for the blessing which can be kept in the home for the coming year. In the past blessed candles were widely used in the home, in time of trouble and worry, during thunderstorms or other times of danger.

Friday is the Feast of St. Blaise. Mass at 7.30pm.  will be followed by the Blessing of the Throats. People are invited to come along for this very  important  feature of the first week of Spring.

Eucharistc Adoration will be held at the usual times during the week, and confessions on Saturday from 12.30 to 1.


The AGM of the Community Council will be held at the Wallis Arms Hotel tonight  January 31st. starting at 8.30  and all are welcome  to attend.

Now that the Community Council is back at work, after the Christmas break, the writing of the history of Millstreet will continue. And in the near future the new notice boards will be erected in focal places around the town bearing details of our many features and buildings of interest. These notice boards will give both the locals and visitors an insight  into  all that our  lovely town has to offer.

At the AGM of the Town Park which was held recently, Denis Twomey replaced Noel Collins as Chairman. Many thanks to Noel for his many years of dedicated service, and every success to Denis in the years ahead.


The Camogie Club held a very enjoyable Social at the Wallis Arms Hotel on Saturday night. It was attended by parents and young players and many of the leading lights were lauded for their great work in running the Club. The Club will hold a registration night at the Parish Centre on Monday night February 7th from 7 to 9pm.


At their weekly Weigh In  in Cullen on Monday night 60 people weighed in and 94 pounds weight were lost. The jiving lessons which follows is very popular with many fans turning up to take part.


I have an important  notice here to say that host families are needed in Millstreet for European students doing internships in businesses in Millstreet. The students are coming to Ireland to improve their English language which, in most cases, is quite good already. For more details and information please phone Michael Ryan on 022 72751 or email <email>



Here are the results of this weeks parish lotto draw which was held at the Mal Passo bar on Sunday night. Numbers drawn were 7, 17, 27, 30 and the Jackpot was not won. €100 went to Mia and Marley Kelleher c/o Tom Carroll,The seller was Tom and he got €50 sellers prize. €50 went to Mrs.Buckley c/o of Eily. €20 each to Nana andEllie Mae, Ballygiblin. Sinead Cooney. Banteer, Chis Murphy, Mount, Leader, John and Mary Coleman, Minor Row, Rita O Reilly, Cloghoula Beg. Kathleen O Leary Drishane Rd.  Conor Casey, Lackabawn. and Seamus Twomey, Station Rd.

Jackpot for next week. €8.600 the draw at McCarthys Bar on Sunday night.


Please remember if you want advise on how to get a job, start your own business, take a Health Training Course, Learn about Bee Keeping , learn IT skills,  and lots more, get in touch with IRD Duhallow for all the details you need. Their number  is 02960633.


Our newly extended Day Care Centre can take many more day trippers, for dinners, Meals on Wheels , Nursing care. Chiropody, Physiotherapy, as well as  singing and art. Please give them a ring at 029 70926.


If any  young man would like to become a Priest, there is a Come and See, session at the Pallottine House in Thurles on February 17/18. Its open to men from 18 to 40. The motto being “The Harvest is Great but the Labourers are few.” For more information contact 087 6551902.


A member of the White Fathers will speak at Masses here next weekend.


Breiffne Earley the 32 year old walker who passed this way some weeks ago completed his trek from Bearra to Breiffne in 29 days. In the past the won the Round the World cycle Race,  all in aid of suicide awareness. We were glad to have met him. He was an inspiration to us all, his motto is that the longest journey begins with the first step.


Slán agus Beannacht Dé libh go léir.

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