Eily’s Report – 28th May


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

Many congratulations to our Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann Group on reaching their fortieth anniversary. They celebrated the event at a gala ball at the Wallis Arms Hotel on Saturday night and while others reveled to the sounds of  Rod Steward at Pairc U Caoimh our youngsters thrilled us with beautiful Trad Music, dancing and singing , with a few All Ireland  Champions among them. People like the late Jerry Gleeson and Neil Healy were recalled as being amongst  founders of this great organisation which has done so much for our Irish Culture and for our young people over the years.  It’s in good hands now and long may it continue to flourish. Well done to all involved.


And to get back to Rod Stewart, it was an extra thrill for the fans to see the World winning  Cullen Pipe Band on stage with the great artiste. Heartiest congratulations to Connie Houlihan and his members on this great scoop.

Our Cloghoula National School will hold their annual Pattern and Sports Day on Bank Holiday Monday June 3. Always a wonderful day out for young and the not so young. Registration  at 12 noon. Activities include football blitz, races, hurling target, spot prizes, home baking.  Please give it your best support.


A note from Noreen Meade to say that Cullen Feis which has been going without a break since 1898 will be held on Sunday June 9th. With all the usual attractions and competitions. Starting as early at 12 noon and going on to sports for all age.   The aforementioned Cullen Pipe Band will be there and lots more. Cullen Feis June 9th.


The merry Month of May is moving to a close and all through the past weeks Feile na Bealtaine has been celebrated in various ways not least among them the devotion to Our Blessed Lady. Our Parish Choir sang the beautiful age old hymns in her honour at all their  Sunday Masses and they will attend the final public mass of the month which will be said at Tubrid Well on this Friday night May 31st. Starting at 7.30.The Holy Rosary will continue to be said there until the end of the month.


Our Juvenile GAA Club held a very successful Table Quiz at the Hall on Friday night and they want to say a very sincere word of thanks to all those who supported them in any way, not forgetting the all important sponsors.  A very successful Table Quiz was held at McCarthy’s Bar also on Friday night in aid of Pieta House. Again many thanks to all who supported it.


Millstreet Gramophone Circle meeting this Friday night May 31st, starting at 8.15 at the Canon O Donovan Centre.  Guest presenter Michael Drew, Boherbue. All welcome.


Book you seat now for the Bus going to Knock Shrine on June 1st for the All Ireland Rosary Rally.Bus leaving the Square in Millstreet at 6,30am  and Banteer at 7. For details contact Cait Ring 086 873 66 14 or Peggy O Shea 029 70206.


Many thanks to anybody who is helping, and please keep up the good work for our Tidy Towns effort in the County Council Council Anti Litter Campaign. There is an extra drive on now for the next four weeks ,so please be extra vigilant and pick up any litter you see.




Our Bowls Club is open at the Wallis Arms Hotel every Wednesday from 10 am to 1 pm. Organised jointly by the Men’s Shed and the Active retired group. Its a very enjoyable hobby either to watch or take part in.  All are welcome, so do come along.


45 Drive continues at the Canon O’Donovan Centre every Tuesday night starting at 8.30 pm. Knitting Club meet every Tuesday night from 7-9 at the Adult Learning Centre in the Main Street. The Men’s Shed also open on Tuesday nights.




The Adult Gym at the Youth Complex is open every day from 9.30am to 12.30 and from 5 to 9.30. On Saturdays 9.30 to 1.30. For full details ring 087 4016984.


Trained assistant on hand at all times.


Here are the results of this weeks lotto draw which was held at the Bush Bar on Sunday night Numbers drawn were 3,6,11,16 ,and the Jackpot was not won. €100 went to Patrick Twomey,Murphys Tce.  the seller was Margaret Bourke and she got €50 sellers prize, €50 went to Con O Connor, Ballydaly. €20 each to Noreen O Conner, 7 Lackabawn, Molly Keane ,c/o Reens, The Cow Swagger, c/o the Mal Paso bar. Louise O Donoghue,c/o Patrick. S.J.Patrick and Margo ,Gilbourne, Killarney Rd. The Robinsons and the Molhearns, Joan Cremin,c/o Eily Buckley. Jackpot for next week €3,200  the Draw at Corkery’s Bar on Bank Holiday Monday night.


Tune in to Sean Radley’s tonight at 10, on line to his great  show on Cork Music Station.   Tonight’s Show will feature memories of the great Singer, Count John McCormac. Please turn it on for someone who is not familiar with computers.


The Month of June approaches and at the Green Glens the IPC National Minimus  Championships will be held on June 15th & 16th.


In July  from the 8th to 14th we will see the return of the mighty I.M.G.A Mounted Games Championships.


The Elections are over and we congratulate the winners and offer our commiserations to  those who were not successful.


It’s a sad day for us in Millstreet as we mourn the loss of our beloved medical doctor, Michael Feeley, following a long illness. As well as being our doctor, he took an active role in the everyday running of Millstreet. He was in the chair of the Community Council when we hosted the EuroVision Song Contest and he was the one who put in motion, the building of our Sheltered housing Complex.


We offer offer our sincere sympathy to his wife Mary and Family. May his gentle soul Rest in Peace.


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

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