Eily’s Report – 28th March

Dia is mhuire diobh go leir a cairde and welcome to my weekly Report.

Our weather lived up to its name in earnest this past week. The opening days brought a trinkling of snow on the fields and muct heavier in the far away hills. And the second half of the week was semi-tropical with hot sun giving us all a glow of warmth and good cheer. But the dry weather caused some forest fores in the area. On Sunday nght the night skys were lit up in flaming red as mountain sides blazed. Our Fire brigade was out to control fires which threatened forests in some places. Thankfully due to their great efforts, no serious damage was reported.

Mothers Day was celebrated like never before, with brilliant sunshine to allow outdoor parties, some on the beach and an air of wellbeing all around. Baoichas le Dia.

It was a week that brought in a great deal of money for cancer research. Organised by Mary FitzGerald at the GAA Hall on Thursday and Phil Sheehan and her sisters and friends  around the town on Friday.  Well done top all concerned.


On Saturday night the AGM of the Lotto was held at the Wallis Arms Hotel. The Committee were were re elected in block and as usual the chairmen said that the lotto is only as good as the support it gets from the public. And once again they thanked all their supporters for continuing to keep this great project so successfully in our parish.

Copies of the treasurers report are available from the Secretary.


A very important meeting organised by the Community Council will be held at the Wallis Arms Hotel tonight starting at 8.30. Its about the Community Text Alert project. Garda John Crowley will attend. People who want to join the scheme are asked to attend, also  all the members of the Community Council, and other interested bodies.


Theres a note here from the people of Ballinagree to say that the Mushera Platform Committee are holding a Fundraising  Afternoon Tea Dance in the Marquee in Ballinagree Village on Sunday next April 2nd, from 3-4pm. Music by Autumn Gold . The people of Ballinagree are great supporters of our St Patricks Day Parade every year.

Please give them your best support.



Here are the results of this weeks parish lotto draw which was held at McCarthys Bar on Sunday night Numbers Drawn were 7,9,17,19  and the Jackpot was not won. €100 went to No. 1 c/o Michelle Whelan. Milchelle was the seller and got €50 sellers prize. €50 went to Eileen Roche, Coomligane, €20 each to Fiona Cronin. The Bridge, The Enright Family, Station Rd. John Corbett c/o Colemans, Laurance McSweeney, Tanyard.  T. Mac. c/o The Millwheel.  Sean Murphy ,Knocknakilla,  Matty Riordan, Shanaknuck,  and Siobhan O Riordan, Kilnamartra,

Jackpot for next week €10,200 the draw at the Clara Inn on Sunday night.



The Millstreet Set Dancers wish to thanks all those who supported their recent cake sale.


Millstreet Branch of Comhaltas will hold  a concert /launch  at the Coach House Resturaunt Green Glens on next Saturday night April 1st. This is part of Millstreet trad Fest. Your supportwill be appreciated.


Monster Table Quiz at McCarthys Bar this Friday night Mar 31st. Numerous prizes. Starts at 8.30 .


And there I have to leave for this week, please continue to enjoy the lovely weather and the ‘new’ long evenings.


Sinn abfuil a cairde. Slan is beannacht De

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