Eily’s Report – 4th June

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

We have to be thankful that our  Bank Holiday weekend went off with no injuries nor traffic accidents to report, in spite of heavy traffic and the silage season in full swing. Buíochas le Dia.

The highlight of the weekend of course was the landing of

Irish Community Rapid Response(ICRR)

Air Ambulance Helicopter in our Town Park on Sunday afternoon.  Members of the service were on hand to explain details of the service and all were invited into the grounds to get a closer look at the beautiful shiny yellow bird which will be based at Rathcoole as soon as the Government gives  it their final sanction.And we are all asked to lobby the Minister for Health, Mr. Simon Harris and urge him to give the service the official go-ahead as soon as possible.

The landing was backed up by a convoy of HDV, which formed a semi circle around the helicopter. There was a lively question and answer session and details of every aspect of  the interior of the craft were explained as well as running costs etc.

Based at Rathcoole Aerodrome ICRR are a charity committed to providing safe, effective and timely emergency medical care to those seriously ill or injured in Ireland through the provision of a network of Volunteer Doctors, RR Vehicles and a dedicated Helicopter Emergency Medical  Service (HEMS)that are tasked through the 999/112 call system .

Sundays event was organised by the vibrant Millstreet Vintage Club and as fundraising will be an important feature of the ICRR service.   They have plans  in place for  a monster fundraising Vintage Run to  the Beara Peninsula on Sunday June 30th. For Details contact, Donie Lucey or Dan O Riordan, 087 2452569.

 June 15th  and 16th will see an  exiting two day equestrian event at the Green Glens. Consisting of three disciplines, Dressage, Swimming and Riding. The swimming section will take place in Mallow Swimming Pool. It’s for U12 year olds. Prize giving ceremony will be held on Thursday.

Its that time of year when we have many outdoor Masses. The Mass at Tubrid well on Friday night last was very well attended. It was concelebrated by Canon John Fitzgerald, Fr. Paddy O Byrne and Fr. Sean Tucker. The Church Choir and Community Singers also attended and amplification by  John A. O’Sullivan.

 Tonight, Tuesday June 4th, we have the annual pre-exam Mass being said as usual by Fr. Kevin Mulcahy, starting at 8 and all are welcome.

Further to that we will have annual Masses said at our cemeteries starting on Friday next at St. Mary’s. Tuesday June 18th at Drishane Thursday June 20th in Cullen Cemetery and June 24th at St. Johns Well in Aubane .  All these Masses start at 7.30. The Cemetery at Clara Rd will also be Blessed.

I have a notice here from the Millstreet Trout and Game Anglers to say that seventeen year old, Luke O Donoghue,(Tanyard) transition year student at our Community School  will travel to the Czech Republic  in August to represent Ireland at the World Youth Fly Fishing Championships and to help to defray some of his expenses a monster Table Quiz will be held at McCarthy’s Bar on this Friday night June 7th starting at 9.

Please give him your best support.

The renowned, Cullen Feis Laitiarain, which has been held without a break since 1898, will be held  on Sunday next June 9th.  Competitions, Ceol, Amhranaiocht, Teangan, start at 12 noon. Sports at 3 pm. A great day is assured.

Our Bowls club is open at the Wallis Arms Hotel every Wednesday from 10 am to 1 pm.  Organised by the Men’s Shed and the Active Retired Group. It’s open to both men and women. It requires no  previous experience to play, and is both a healthy and enjoyable past time. And all are welcome.

45 Drive at the Canon O’Donovan Centre every Tuesday night at 8.30 . Admission €7 and all are welcome.

Millstreet Gym is open at the youth complex every morning from 9.30 to 12.30 and from  5 pm to 9.30 pm  and on Saturday mornings. Over ten different machines to choose from, plus boxing ,weightlifting etc. A trained instructor on duty at all times.

Contact number,at the gym is 087 401 69 84.

 Our Town Park is a haven for all those who like to take their exercise in the open air and the circuit is fitted with exercise machines ,to suit all needs.  We have cafes at both ends of the town where you can enjoy a cuppa with a friend at any time.  A hotel, second to none for meals and fast food outlets to feed you on the trot. Ready cooked foods are also to be got at our super stores throughout the town. Notice boards in various places will tell you what we have to offer to those who come to visit, and Sean Radley at his Museum in Carnegie Hall, will treat you with a feast of local history.  For the more adventurous  our lovely Clara Loop is a great place to start.

The recent rain was welcome for those who have flowers just planted and our Tidy Towns Committee are busy at just that at the moment. Please give them your best support in every way you can,be it picking up litter, painting unsightly places, trimming wayward bushes and shrubs, the list goes on. Contact any member and ask if they need help with any particular problem.

I hope that our students who are preparing for exams are not over stressed. In recent times it seems that they should be,or if they’re not, then its a sign of disinterest. To any young person getting ready for Wednesday I’d say take it easy for now. And one time I heard a very high class, educated person to say, that any student who studies on the night before an exam, deserves to fail. Take the night off, give the brain a rest.

This lovely prayer comes from this weeks Mass Leaflet.

Jesus teacher and friend, be with me now as I sit this exam . Give me a peaceful heart, a focused mind and steady hand.  Help me to remember what I have learned, to answer wisely and well and persevere if I’m weary. Amen.

We wish all those starting exams this week every success.

Here are the results of this weeks lotto draw which was held at Corkery’s Bar on Bank Holiday Monday night.  Numbers drawn were 19,24,28,29 and the Jackpot was not won. €100 went to the Healy Family 38 Murphys Tce. The seller was Paula  got €50 sellers prize. €50 went to Ellie OLeary c/o Patsy Mac. Derry O’Leary, Toorbona, Ursula Pomeroy, Clara, The O’Neill Family, Omagh, Collins and Lucey c/o Mary Collins, John O Callaghan, Kilcorney, Mary McSweeney. Killarney Rd. Jackpot for next week €3,400 the draw at the Mal Paso Bar on Sunday night.

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

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