Eily’s Report – 15th May

Dia is Mhuire díobh go léir a Chairde and welcome to my weekly report.

On this historic day, the twenty fifth anniversary of Eurovision Millstreet, our website is full of pictures, reminding us of the heady days that put us on the world map, and twenty five years on we are still well remembered for it. Thanks to Noel C Duggan, his family, and indeed to our wonderful community.

There is a fine article about  Eurovision Millstreet on the May 18th  (last week) issue of Ireland’s Own written by Edward Tucker [read it here].

And this morning I can answer the question that you have all been asking, yes, the Daniel O Donnell and Majella Road Show which was anchored in my own humble B&B  on St. Patrick’s Day, will be screened next Tuesday night May 22nd at 8.30 on RTE1.  I only got the final confirmation of the date yesterday.

There was a vast program of outdoor events held here this past weekend. A steam train breezed through our Station on Saturday and lots of people went to see the old familiar sight. On Sunday morning our Town Square was packed with vintage tractors, before they left in convoy to go on the mountain road to Shrone. Next came what seemed a never ending line of vintage cars on the Macroom Road and headed for Killarney. Followed by a long line of thundering motor bikes. And all were blessed by bright sunny day, the spectacle raised the spirits of all who saw it.

Our Active Retired Group held their Bealtaine Tea Dance at the Wallis Arms Hotel on Sunday afternoon and it was attended by Groups from many parts of the region. Music was provided by the well known Peter Lane and a great time was had by all.


The children of Cloghoula School were blessed with fine weather on Saturday when they got their first Holy Communion in Ballydaly Church. Next Saturday thirty eight little children from the town schools will receive theirs in Millstreet ,Mass starting at 11. We wish them all and their families , Gods Love and Blessings  in the future.

On Sunday next the annual Cloghoula Pattern Day will be held in the School Grounds, Always a great day, and your support would be appreciated.

We wish the lovely Norah Hickey every success with her new single ,“Keep it Country”.

The people of  Aubane  will celebrate 270 years of the Butter Raod at a gala Banquet which will be held at the social Club on this Friday night.

The  Holy Rosary continues at Tubrid Well every evening during the Month of May, starts at 8 and all are welcome. The annual Mass will be said there at the end of the month.

All are invited to an open day at Millsteet  Hospital on Sunday May 27th from 2-4pm.

Here are the results of this weeks lotto Draw which was held at the Clara Inn on Sunday night, Numbers drawn were 5,11.21,25, and the Jackpot was not won.

€100 went to Mairead Tarrant, The seller was Tarrants Bar and they Got €50 sellers prize, €50 went to The Enright Gang Station Rd. €20 each Breda Cronin, Priests Cross, Bernard Murphy Ballydaly, P McCaffrey, Lackabawn. Martha Gaffney Dooneen. Eileen Broxton, Cloghoula, The Quadtruplets c/o Ita, Eileen Hickey, Clondrohid and John O’Rahily Murphys Tce.

Jackpot for next week €5,000 the draw at the Wallis Arms Hotel on Sunday night.

Annual Sale of bedding plants at Cuan Mhuire Farnanes on tomorrow Wednesday May 16, from 2-6pm. Your support would be appreciated.

Charity Bingo  in aid of Social Action Rathmore, on tomorrow Wednesday May 16th, starting at 8pm in Teach Íosagáin. Again your support would be appreciated.

The thought for this week by Pope Francis is “a Christian brings peace to others.  Not only peace, but love, kindness and faithfulness and joy” –  give it a thought.


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


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