Eily’s Report – 4th September

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

The Month of September is on its way and the diverse effects of this year’s drought are perhaps not too bad after all. Thanks to some sporadic rainfalls the fields have greened up again and even second cuts of the precious winter feed for the cattle are being gathered in. Wild fruits are there in abundance. We are seeing apple trees bending under the weight of their crop and the old reliable blackberries are there for the taking. And I’m still getting one solitary mushroom in my garden every day. Baoichas le Dia.

The Community Council Meeting which was held last week to plan our plans for Heritage Day, September 21st, was very well attended by a very enthusiastic group all intent on making it an  enjoyable occasion to remember. A further meeting will be held at the Wallis Arms tonight, and all those interested in the venture are welcome to attend, details will be announced as time goes on, but as of now the plan is that the pipe band will set the ball rolling with a grand recital in the Town Square at 7pm. Followed by a long list of events and everybody is invited to take part, Vintage Display, Various exhibitions, Dance Performances and Trad Music both in McCarthys Bar and the Clara Inn. At nine there’s Bingo at the Bush Bar, 9.30 a Quiz in Corkerys, and 45Drive at Tarrants.

Millstreet Museum will be open from 5.45 to 7.25, the ideal place to look up the many Historic Displays, and our Gramophone Circle will be held at Day Care Centre in Clara Rd.

Please keep in touch in the Run Up the this exciting Culture Day and be part of the fun of it all.

The Pub in Carriganima continues to brighten up the spirits of all who go there, and at the same time raise funds for very good causes.  On Saturday Day last they held their fun day for all in aid of the Macroom and Millstreet Hospitals. A great crowd turned up and the fun day lived up to its name.

A note from Bernard Crowley to say that the Millstreet Vintage Club will hold their Carriganima Tractor Run in aid of CART,

(The Rural Transport Service) on Sunday Sept. 16th. Registration at the Pub from 10.30 for a 12noon take off. Over a lovely local  scenic  route, and in good Carrig style, refreshments at the pub on their return. For details contact 0872600640.

The AGM of Millstreet Set Dancers tonight at the Parish Centre at 8.30.

SetDancing will resume in Ballydaly Hall on Wednesday, September,12th from 8.30 to 10pm

Coffee evening in aid of MaryMount Hospice will be held in Ballydaly Hall on September 14th.

Setdancing will resume in Aubane on Monday September 17th .

Millstreet Twinning, 12 friends from Pommerite le Vicomte will be here from September 15th to 22nd, Farewell function at the Wallis Arms Hotel on September 21st . Tickets from Una 087 7949691.

Millstreet Adult Learning Centre will hold an Open Day on Thursday September 6th from 10.30 to 1.30 pm. In their Centre on the Main St, Tutors will be there to take registrations, answer questions, give advice and so on. Those who can’t attend can ring Marie 0867707301.on Monday or Thursday only.

All classes free to over 18s on a Social Welfare Benefit.

It’s that time of year when we start to prepare for the long Winter nights ahead. And look up a course or hobby to make them more enjoyable. Contact IRD Duhallow for help, and they will have many things for you to choose from. Read their September leaflet which is sent out free every month.

Here are the results of this week’s lotto draw which was held at Tarrants Bar on Sunday night. Numbers drawn were 3,16,17,27 and the Jaclpot was not won. €100 went to Ann, Eiblis, and Patricia Creedon, the Seller was Par Joe and he got €50 sellers prize, €50 went Kitty Cronin, The Rectory, €20 each went o Austin Murphy, Rathmore, Ann & Marie c/o Graces Salon, Abigale Tarrant Liscreagh, The N=McCaul Family, Killarney Rd. Helen O’Connor, Tullig, Laurence McSweeney, Tanyard, Donagh Tarrant c/o Partsy Mac. and Caroline Cooney, Mushera.

Jackot for next week €8,200 the draw at the Bush Bar on Sunday night.

There is a lot of attention being paid now about the harm that is being done around the world both on land and sea by plastic. And we are all asked to be part of the solution. In the Diocese of Kerry, the Season of Creation begins on Sunday and this year’s action  focus is, “Be Part of the Solution to Plastic Pollution,  See,  Judge,  Act.

Screening of the documentary, Plastic in Paradise, by Derrynane based Vincert Hyland, followed by a Voice Ireland Recycling workshop will be held on Wednesday, September 19th at 8pm in John Paul 11 Pastoral Centre Killarney, Admission free All welcome.

There is a marked increase in the number of people engaging  in the epic Bearra/Brefni Way, which runs from Castletownbeare to Breffni in  Co Leitrum ,and now continued  through  to the North of Ireland. Walkers can get their cards stamped in the towns that they pass through along the way, and in Millstreet this service is available both at the Wallis Arms Hotel and at Centra Store in the West End.

If you have any item of news or remark or useful piece of information that you would like me to include in my report, text me at 086 316 32 85.

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

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