Eily’s Report – 13th August

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

Its all systems go here in Millstreet today as we head  into a feast of equestrian events. Starting tomorrow Wednesday, August 14 to 18 with the Millstreet International Horse Show (cs12) Followed close behind by the Millstreet International Horse Trials.starting three days later. And we’ve already had a head start with our Nick Pomeroy winning a first at the Dublin Show last week, with Clara Alala.

Entries for this weeks event are up 20 percent on last year and will bring contestants from New Zealand, Canada ,USA, Great Britain and Ireland,to name but a few. Already the mega Horse Carriers are thundering into town on their way to the mighty Green Glens where there is stabling for up to two thousand horses and  hundreds of places for their carriers. Many of them comprising of luxury accommodation for their owners.

So please get ready to give them the customary Millstreet welcome. Hang out your flags to greet the visiting countries . Well done to those who have already painted their places and put up window boxes and keep the town litter free.The extra seating around the town adds an air of hospitality and ease  to the whole scene.

There is great need for accommodation so please if you have some to offer ring the office at the Green Glens 029 70800 or stick up a B&B sign for all to see.

And be ready for more of the same when the Millstreet International Horse Trials kicks off the Wednesday of next week.The World Class Events Course at Drishane will swing into action for this prestigious event. Please go along to these International events and as usual. Admission is free throughout.

We wish the Duggan Family God’s Blessing,  fair weather and every success with this mega undertaking.

So go along and give this great venture your full support and the good news is that admission is free throughout.

The weather was not kind to circus lovers when the owners, Gerbola, failed to raise the Big Top because of the strong winds.

So they had to pack up and move on to their next town,where we hope they had better success.

Millstreet Vintage Club Tractor Run in Aid of Millstreet Pipe Band and Remembering Johnny Hickey on next Sunday August 18th based out of Aubane Community Centre,assembling from 11am and departing at 12.30pm for Ballinagree to end up at there Vintage and Family Fun Day.

All Vintage and Modern Tractors very Welcome on the Day.

For Details Call Bernard Crowley on 087 7924406.


The results of the Leaving Certificate are out today and will bring different news to different students. But come what may,they will go out and celebrate which has given many a parent a sleepless night. We dearly hope that our young people will be careful in their efforts to kick off the shackles of the dreaded Leaving Cert. And bear in mind that there is room for everybody both in college and in the workplace. So Good Luck.

September 20 is Heritage Day ,when every community in the country will put their best foot forward to prove that they’re up there with the best of them. Our Community Council will hold further meetings in the near future to continue with their plans for our Community on September 20th. Be there to help.

 A key was found in the area near DairyGold on Saturday night. Enquiries at the Garda Barracks.

The Months Mind Mass for the late Anne Keane will be said on Saturday August 24 at 10 am.

Sean Radley wishes to thank all those who supported his recent church gate collection of the Museum/Website Fund, which amounted to €2,275,98. Which was great but its the only income he has for this facility which is so important for our town. So please bear in mind that donations are welcome anytime.

Tune in to Sean every Tuesday night on line at Cork Music Station, which broadcasts to the whole world and Sean gets feedback from lots of far away places,which is great. His entry on our web this week recalling the Mass on Clara Mountain in the year 2000 drew great interest. Sadly lots of faces no longer with us . But that’s life.

We’re proud the see that 101 people donated blood when the Irish Blood Transfusion Service came here recently. Well done to all who gave.

Our Tidy Towns Committee want to say many thanks for the great support that they are getting both at their church gate collection and also at their work in beautifying Millstreet.

Church Gate collection this weekend (17/18) will be in aid of Sr. Consilios Cuan Mhuire, Farnanes. A very worthy cause.

Here are the results of this weeks Lotto Draw which was held at the Clara Inn on Sunday night.

Numbers drawn were 8,12,14 ,15. And the Jackpot was not won. €100 went to Joan Casey, Joan was also the seller and got €50 sellers prize, €50 went to Jack Conlon, sold by Me Fein. €20 each went to Mark Barrett,sold by Margaret Bourke, Michael, Curraraigue, Dan Crowley, Minor Row, Catherine Sheehan. Knockbrack, Niall Buckley, Liscahane, 1 Princess & 3 Jokers c/o Michelle Whelan. Peggy Thornton c/o Reens, Kevin O’Mahony c/o PJ Creedon. Jackpot for next week €2,800 the draw at the Wallis Arms on Sunday night.

 Please continue to support the Eucharistic Adoration in our parish. In Millstreet on Tuesday and  Wednesdays from 10.30 am to 10.30 pm and in Cullen on Thursdays from 11 am to 7.   In Ballydaly on Saturdays  10.30 to 12.30.

Confessions in Millstreet Church on Saturdays from 12.30 to 1.

The Parish Office is open every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday 10am to 1 and 2 to 5 pm. Phone 02970043 /Mobile 087 772 2948.

The adult Gym is open every morning  at our Youth Complex, from 9.30 to 12,30 and from 5.30 on 9.pm.

For details ring 087 1184043.

45 Drive every Tuesday night at the Canon O’Donovan Centre starting at 8.30 sharp.All welcome.

Defibrillators organised by the Community Council for public Use at the Door of our Garda Station and at the Door of our Youth Complex, West End.

I’d like to send a fond Cead Mile Failte to all those who are visiting our parish at the moment, I hope they enjoy their stay.  Some home for a usual trip, others here for the first time. There are many notice boards in the Town giving information on what we have to offer the visitor, and Our Museum is a must where Sean and his helper are only too glad to give you all the information,to make your visit to Millstreet all the more enjoyable.

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

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