Eily’s Report – 15th August

Dia is Mhuire díobh go léir a chairde and welcome.

It’s a very busy week here in Millstreet with the opening of the equestrian season, comprising of the starting of the Millstreet International Horse Show today until Sunday August 19th and followed next week by the Millstreet Horse Trials incorporating FEI Nations Cup Eventing.

The Green Glens Arena is a picture, adorned with flowers and plants and colourful fences and others effects.

The town is a maze of monster horse carriers and delivery trucks in recent days as the scene was being set to welcome the Crème de la crème of Irelands thoroughbreds to Millstreet.

And the All-weather arenas are dealing successfully with the long drought. We wish the Duggan family every success with this huge venture. Accommodation is always needed, and those with good quality accommodation to offer or a house or apartment to let please contact the office at the Green Glens 02970800.

All Green Glens services will be up and running, resturaunt, bar,etc. and in good old Millstreet style, admission is free the whole time.

Next week August 22nd to 26th inclusive, the world class eventing arena over the planes of Drishane will swing into action to welcome the cream of the worlds best. The rich and very rich will  be there, from many countries around the globe to strut their stuff in our very own Drishane. The mighty Millwheel conveying the message, which says, ‘The Wheel of Millstreet keeps on Turning.’ Come along and be part of it all.


Today the 15th of August is a Holy Day of Obligation.


And the Pope’s visit is approaching  fast. And in preparation for the World Meeting of Families ,our Vigil Mass,last evening, was made very special. The Blessed Sacrament was Exposed, on the Main Alter, for one hour before hand and the intentions of Families everywhere were remembered at  Mass. Further to that a box will be placed at the rear of the church, with pencil and paper provided, where people can put their petitions in writing, place them in the box, and this box will be placed on the alter during all Masses. No need to sign your name or any details. Also  small candles are on the alter at €1, and people are asked to take one and light it in their home during the Pope’s visit, for the World Meeting of Families.


In light of all the adverse things that are  happening all over the world today let us all be united in our efforts, to make the Pontiff’s Visit, for the sake of the Family,  the focal point of all our prayers.


Here are the results of this weeks lotto draw ahich was held at McCarthys Bar on Bank Holiday Monday night.


Numbers drawn were 1,6,10,16.and the Jackpot was not Won. €100 went to 1 work, Tarrant, Dooneen, the seller Noreen Tarrant and she got €50 sellers prize, €50 went to Mary Daly, Claracleagh, €20 each, Ann O Riordan, c/o Reens. Darragh OSullivan, Minor Row, Eveleen Murphy, Rathduane, Marian Curtin Boherbue, Vincent Hartnett Rylane, Justin Lynam, Main St and Ann Vaughan Macroom, Jackpot for next week €7,600 the draw at the Clara Inn on Sunday night.




Many Congratulations to our Millstreet Credit Union, who celebrated their  50th anniversary, last week. A commerative plaque to mark the occasion was unveiled by one of its founders Mr.Der Kiely. Assisted by Ted Kiely, formerly of our Post Office.  Following the unveiling, a social evening was held at the Wallis Arms hotel, which comprised of lovely refreshments ,a draw for cash prizes and much reminiscing. Many thanks to the organisers, for a most enjoyable event.


And more good news for Millstreet, The popular Nibbles Cafe, which has been closed for some time   is set to reopen this week, under a new name ‘ ‘Cinnamon’, and we wish the management every success for the future.


I’m still finding a few lovely fresh mushrooms in my garden most days. Anybody else finding some ?


My apologies for being  a day late with my Report this week, it was unavoidable. And remember, if you have anything that you’d like me to include in my Report please contact me, 086 3163285


Agus sinn a bhfuil a chairde, Slán is beannacht Dé libh go léir.

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