Eily’s Report – 28th August

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

Well it’s all over, the long awaited Pope’s visit came and went and now that all the scandals are out in the open the work of solving the problems is only beginning. When Pope Francis was first elected I asked my brother (late), who was a missionary in the Far East at the time, what he thought of our new Pope, and he said, “I think he is what the World needs today”  And it didn’t take until now for me to believe him. I am amazed at the interest that was shown in his visit. So many people wanting to belong to the Catholic Church, but held back by the underlying badness at its base. Strict rules that were pounded into us in our Catechism, and from the pulpit, being disobeyed by some of the people who were preaching them.


I suppose the greatest shock we got during his visit was to learn that he knew nothing about the case of the babies in Tuam. And to hear him say Caca(shit), was evidence of how shocked he was when he heard. That alone endeared him to us and among other things, paved the way for change and accountability, and on the broader spectrum So now we are praying with a different mind. A mind that is all about fair play and Justice.


So pray on, we’re getting there. DV.



It’s that time of year again when, back to school is on every parent’s mind. Some second level places have already opened, and our Primary Schools are opening here on this Thursday. The long hot Summer gave everybody the chance to soak up the goodness of sun, so heading back leaves them with no regret as far as the weather is concerned. But for the parents the hunt for books, uniforms and sports gear, not to mention the cost, is indeed a daunting challenge.


Schools opening will of course mean more traffic on our roads and road users must be more vigilant than ever to avoid accidents.  And we wish all the children teachers and minders a very successful term ahead.


The Adult Learning Centre is also about to resume with classes and courses to suit every need or capability. The Centre is situated beside Aisling Gift shop or one door away from the Flower shop in our Main St.


September 21st is Heritage Day and every community in the land will be showcasing their best efforts to be on par with everybody else. Our Community Council are holding an important meeting tonight at the Wallis Arms Hotel to continue their plans for September 21st. All those interested in the venture are invited to attend. Meeting starts at 8.30.


Heritage Week is just over and many people took advantage of no charge occasion to explore the mostly hidden historic features of our country.


Please be reminded that you can still join Text Alert.


The System is proving very popular and brings a sense of security to all its members.


The contact number is 0876893378.






The Millstreet Vintage Club was proud to present the proceeds of their recent truck rally, which amounted to €4,055, to the Polish Parents of  5year old Jacob, the little boy who was born without eyes. It marks their departure from our town as they return to their native country to join their parents and Family.


Well done to all the organisers, you have done us proud.


The Monster Millstreet International Horse Trials went well over the Green Glens /Drishane equestrian complex during the week. With fifteen foreign countries competing and some relayed live to our website for those at home to enjoy.


Next up will be the annual Pony Owners Show October 26th to 28th  inclusive which is run every year for charity. And people are welcome to apply for funding for any charitable work they may be involved in. Ring the office at the Green Glens for details. 02970800.


Here are the results of this week’s lotto draw which was held at the Wallis Arms on Sunday night. Numbers drawn were


2,22,23,29, and the Jackpot was not won. €100 went to Noreen O Mahony, Park View, the Seller was Jerry O’Mahony and he got €50 sellers prize.€50 went to Regina & Ellie ,c/o Marie Twomey. €20 each to Codi Austin ,Millstreet, Connie Hanratty, Balbriggan, Susan and Michaela, 8 Murphy’s Tce, Charles Ankatel, Boherbue, Noreen Kelly,c/o Alps. D Donnelly ,7 Mill View, Trina Murray, Carriganima, andTeresa Buckley ,Macroom.


Jackpot for next week €8,000 thevdraw at Tarrant,s Bar on Sunday night.


Following the Draw on Sunday night the Chairman Noel Buckley conveyed the sympathy of the Lotto Committee to popular member Tommy Tucker, and his siblings on the recent death of their brother Donal in Killarney. RIP.




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



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