Eily’s Report 26th February

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

Spring is on our doorstep, I think that Friday March 1st, is the first day of Spring. Though sometimes you’d wonder. Anyway the Daffodils tell us that it is. I haven’t seen any baby lambs yet but  when they come, then it will be Spring in earnest.  We are all urged to plant things this year. One notice says to plant potatoes by St. Patrick’s Day, as we did in the past. I like to watch out for Good Friday every year to plant something because they say that anything that you set on Good Friday will grow.   It would be nice to plant a few things in a box and give it to someone who can’t do it themselves.

Down with Crime. Once again we laud the efforts of our local Gardai for bringing a recent unsavoury incident in our town to the notice of  the whole country on RTEs Crime Call program last night . The clear picture of the culprit on our screens gives everybody an opportunity to help and will act as a deterrent to other would be criminals to think again about committing an offence.


Is there any limit to which our Sean Radley will go to bring us his news. He features largely on our screens with the whole world behind him, in Brussels. Sean will not be on air tonight but will be back next week when we will be glued to his program online on  Cork Music Station ,as he will tell us all about his exciting trip ‘Into Europe’.


Here are the results of this weeks lotto draw which was held at Corkery’s Bar on Sunday night. Numbers drawn 2,4,7,27,and the Jackpot was not won. €100 went to Only Catwoman in Town, the seller was Michelle Whelan and she got €50 sellers prize. €50 went to Helen O’Connor, Tullig, €20 each to Sharon Lane, Drishane Rd, Michelle Goggin, Minor Row, Phillip Moynihan, Gullane West, Yank, Pat J.L.T.  Ann Ho, c/o Geraldine Goggin. Ursula Pomeroy, Clara, Ann and John O’Connor, and Andy the Gates, Rathmore. Jackpot for next week €12,800 the draw at the Mal Paso on Sunday night.


Our Town Park Committee acted on our behalf when they erected a lovely plaque in our Town Park in honour of John O’Keeffe and his late wife Lena. It’s great that John is still hale and hearty in his  high nineties, to see his community recognise the wonderful work that they did for the town for many, many years. Well done John, and well done our Town Park Committee.


Our Community School pupils have reached the Regional Final of the Junk Couture 2019. And they need your vote to go higher. Look up the details on the website and give them the help they need right now.


And still with our Community School, it’s Transition year Students are hosting an event at the Parish Centre on This Thursday January 28th, entitled “Women hold Up Half of the Sky.”to mark ”International Women’s Day 2019”.  All are invited to a retired Ladies Day coffee morning, it will run from 10,30 to 12 noon. It aims to give the young people a chance to talk about the changes in society over the years and how those changes affected women. Please support them well .

Our local Vintage Club had a very busy weekend just past with the handing over of a cheque of 1930 Euro to Cork Simon Community on Friday Night last in the Hotel following there recent fundraiser and on Sunday the Club were busy with the appearance of the Red Bull Racing Car in the Square and managing the appearance of up to 60 Vintage Cars to the Town which brought big Crowds,the next Vintage Club Event is a Memorial Run for the late Johnny Hickey which will take place on Sunday March 24th

Cope Foundation will hold a Church Gate Collection, in Cullen, Ballydaly and Millstreet this weekend March 2/3. Please support them well. Aubane Tea Dance on  Sunday March 10,from 3-5.30


30 people attended the Weigh-In in Cullen last night and 28 pounds weight were lost. Only two nights left.


Please support the Eucharistic Adoration in Millstreet adoration Chapel every Tuesday and Wednesday from 10.30 am to 10.30 pm and in Cullen every Thursday from10am to 7pm. Confessions in Millstreet every Saturday from 12,30 to 1.


Legion of Mary Meeting every Tuesday night in the Sacristy in Millstreet Church at 8.


45 Drive at the Canon O Donovan Centre every Tuesday night at 8.30.


In BallyDaly every Sunday night,  singing along with Marie and the Community Singers at the Parish Centre every Thursday Night from 7.30 to 9. All welcome.


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

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