Eily’s Report – 22nd August

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

And please take note that this Report can be heard live on 103.ie    https://www.c103.ie/local/regional-reports/millstreet/ 

Just one month after the highly successful FEI young riders Championships, which were held here last month, World Class Green Glens/Drishane equestrian complex will resound to the sound of horses again this week, for the Millstreet International Eventing Discovery ,Horse Trials, for 4 to 5 year olds. They will  bring competitors from many foreign countries, the show will run from Wednesday August 23 to Sunday August 27th.

All Green Glens services will be up and running, admission is free and there is ample free car parking.

We wish the Duggan Family and their staff every success with this event and hope they get suitable weather.

I want to say a fond hello to all the students who got the results of their Leaving Cert last week and wish them Gods help with the choices that they are about to make.  Adding as always that there is a place for everyone.

And congratulations to our many young people who are doing so well at the All Ireland Fleadh in Ennis. Far too many for me to mention.



Our Pipe Band was very busy over the weekend. Featuring at the opening of the Rose of Tralee on Saturday and the Béal na Bláth commemorations on Sunday. The band which has many new young members has featured at both of these events for many many years. And the two founder members, Tim O Shea and Liam Coffey, who no longer play but still accompanies the band to all their engagements.



Jerry Lehane wants to recall that Millstreet U14s  Football team won the County in 1957, beating Upton in Macroom.


Jerry also tells us that the Sacrament Baptism was conferred on a little baby here on Sunday who was the grandchild of the well known Jim O Brien who had a fruit stall in our town Square for many years . Jim was very popular with all his customers are we were sorry to see him leave 17 years ago. He sends his best wishes to all his friends in the area.


Our annual September Horse Fair will be held on  Sunday September 3rd.


We welcome many of our people who are home on holidays at the moment and wish them a pleasant stay. To name but a few, John D Neenan is home  from  Miami.

And Tommy Sheehan and his lovely wife Breda (O’Leary) are home from Australia, And the mark the occasion their friends from the Slanan Rovers Club have planned a get-together to be held at the Clara Inn this Friday night. And all are welcome.


The people of Carriganima are holding their annual fun day on Saturday September 9th. Comprising of a walk or run or cycle starting at 3.30. Registration at the pub from 2.30.


Every good wish to the Millstreet Vintage Club who will hold their Vintage and family fun day in our Town Park on Sunday next August 27th from 1pm

Their program will include a display of Vintage cars and tractors plus lots of fun things for the children. And it’s all in aid of  the Cancer Connect Service  which is a free  and flexible transport service to Cork Hospitals for  those needing  cancer treatment. So please support it well.

The Town Park will be closed on Saturday August 26th.  For more information contact Bernard  087 792 44 06.


The Catholic Young Adults Conference will be held at All Hallows  Dublin on Sept 2/3   for  18 to 40 year olds.

The Legion of Mary in the Kerry Diocese wish to sponsor two young people, they will cover all expenses, travel, accommodation etc. Contact 087 9048659.


A notice on the Mass leaflet at the weekend says that due to the shortage of Priests, from September 1st  2017  there will be no funeral masses on Sundays.

However removal of remains to the Church will take place on Saturday or Sunday evenings.

Copies of the Millstreet Parish Financial report of 2016, in Millstreet, Ballyday and Cullen were available at Mass on Sunday , and further copies are at the back of the church. The number at the parish office 029 70043.


Here are the results of this week’s parish lotto draw which was held at McCarthys Bar on Sunday night.

Numbers drawn were 2.22,28,30 and the Jackpot was not won. €100 went to Tommy Tucker and he was also the seller and got €50 sellers prize,

€50 went to Tom Casey Dublin, €20 each to Nigel & Valerie ,c/o Tom Carroll. Ciara O Connor, Woodland Drive, Tarrant Family, Liscreagh, Marie Lehane, Ballydaly , Ann Kelleher, Moulnahorna, Barry Murphy, Kilcorney, Dominic O Riordan, Killowen and Katie Hickey, Mount Leader.

Jackpot for next week €4,400 the draw at the Clara Inn on Sunday night.


Please support the Eucharistic Adoration in Millstreet Church on Tuesdays & Wednesdays from 10.30 am. To 10.10.30 pm and in Cullen on Thursdays from 10.am to 7pm.

Agus sinn a bfuil a cairde, for C103 this is Eily Buckley saying many thanks for joining me agus slan is Beannacht De libh go leir.

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