Eily’s Report – 13th November

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

The Monthly Meeting of the Community Council will be held at the Wallis Arms tonight, starting at 8.30 sharp.

The  Annual Millstreet Calendar organised by the Community Council, is in the making and will be in the shops in the coming weeks. Please support it well. Proceeds this year will go to our brilliant Tidy Towns Committee.

Those wishing to renew their membership of the Text Alert Scheme are advised to go to Wordsworth Book Store or Guerin’s Shop in Ballydaly where they can sign the forms and pay the annual fee of €10. Closing date November 30th. Please pass the word.  Perhaps help someone to join for the first time.

Please support the Eucharistic Adoration in Millstreet every Tuesday and Wednesday after 10 am Mass to 10.30pm. and in Cullen on Thursdays from 10am to 7pm. Please continue to pray for the Pope.s intentions in the wake of his visit to Ireland.


Publication of  the list of Millstreet People who fought in the first World war, on line, has created quiet a stir. Many thanks to Michael Cashman who engineered this mammoth undertaking. Judging by the response many of our people will find out for the first time the last whereabouts of their loved ones. Those of us who can go back further than others are thrilled to see the names of people some not in the best of health that we saw going around the town years ago.  Never realising the traumatic experiences that they endured, in that cruel war. Michael Murphy, springs to mind. We knew him so well as Mick Punk, he was the town crier. And when the crowds would be coming out from Mass, (and they were big that time), the familiar sound of Mick ringing to bell would have everybody listening carefully. He’d be shouting ,”hear ye, hear ye, Duffy’s Circus will be at the Postboy’s field this evening, shows at 3 and at 8. Viewing of the animals all day.  That was  just one of his things to announce. He was a creature of poor circumstances,  and little did we realise what he had suffered. The list on the web list will keep us talking and searching well into the future.

Heartiest congratulations this week to Lally Healy (Murphy) Pound Hill who celebrated her 90th Birthday recently. She was joined by her large extended family ,including her sister Mary who is 91, for a gala birthday celebration at the Wallis Arms Hotel. We wish  them many more years of health and happiness.


Young School teacher Donagh Murphy, son of Mary and Andrew, did a competition on Facebook and won himself an entire outfit ,supplied by Gentlemen’s Quarters. So he’ll be the best dressed guy at his sister’s wedding on December 15th.






Here are the results of this weeks lotto Draw which was held at the Mal Paso Bar on Sunday night. Numbers drawn were 2,10,19,21 and the Jackpot was not won. €100 went to Annette McSweeney, Killarney Rd. The Seller was O’Leary’s and they got €50 sellers prize, €50 went to Kieran Murphy, Kilmeedy,  €20 each to John Murphy,Clara. Cara Sheehan. Mount Leader, Breda Sheehan Rathcoole,Teresa Buckley, Kilmeedy, Tim Kiely ,The Square, Geraldine Dennehy, Ballydaly, Joan Wall, Station Rd  and Connie O Sullivan,  Rylane. Jackpot for next week €10,200 the draw at McCarthys Bar on Sunday night.


Following the draw on Sunday night, Co Chairman Denis Twomey, extended a warm welcome back to Noel Buckley who  is recovering well from his knee operation which he had done six weeks ago.


The Inauguration of Michael D Higgins, was a wonderful spectacle,  on TV on Sunday evening, and how special it was for us to see our own Joanne O’Riordan, seated among the special guests.


Our Clergy snatched a few moments of dry weather to bless our cemeteries on Sunday after the 11.30 Mass.


The Self Build Exhibition which  was held at the Green Glens was very well attended, all indoors with no worry about the weather.


Millstreet Gramophone Circle Meeting this Friday night November 16th. Starting at 8.15 at the Canon O’Donovan Centre. Mary Collins of Bandon will present a special programme in memory of Margaret McCarron of Bandon and Cullen.  All are welcome.

45Drive at the Canon O Donovan Centre every Tuesday night at 8.30 . No need to bring a partner.

The Marian Players in Rathmore are gearing up at the moment for their Annual Panto. This time they’re doing Rapunzel, and may be looking for some stars.

Weekly set dancing at Aubane every Monday night. Community Singers every Thursday Night. Church Choir practice on Wednesday nights. All welcome, as well as new members.

Be Safe and enjoy the last few lovely Autumn Colours before they are all gone.

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

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