Eily’s Report – 27th August

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

And a fond hello to all those from faraway places who let us know that our website is helping them to stay close to Millstreet and the folks at home.

Well the last of our Equestrian events for 2019 are over for another season. Except for the Pony Owners Show on late October. The planes of Drishane did the business again last week when the cream of the worlds bloodstock took part in the challenging events on our World Class course which is Drishane. The weather was kind and the grounds held up well under the pressure of the galloping hooves.

Well done once again to Noel C  and the Duggan Family .

Meanwhile life goes on in the parish of Millstreet with many of their young people winning  their way to many top  awards in various challenges at the All Ireland  Fleadh Cheoil in Drogheda, and the Cullen Pipe Band coming 7th in the world at a challenge held abroad. Look up our website for all the details.

The weekend saw the passing of the lovely Anna Hartnett ,(RIP) brought family, friends and acquaintances from all parts of the world, and sadness and joy were intermingled  over the days of her funeral. Our sincere sympathy goes to her family and we wish all those who came from afar a safe journey home.


This is the last Tuesday in August, and the long holidays are almost over for school goers. Secondary Schools are already open  with the National ones not far behind. Children grow a lot during the Summer Holidays so the mad scramble for new uniforms, footwear, school bags, pencils, copies, lunch boxes etc,etc, arranging school transport is the order of the day.

Children moving up the ladder to a new school will be uptight at the prospect of meeting new fellow students and new teachers. Little ones starting for the first time finding it hard to leave loving parents and indeed visa versa. But somehow it all seems to settle down and life goes on. Health and safety is a big factor of course and no stone will be left unturned in teaching the rules of the road and everything connected with lifesaving in the home and outside of it.

With the opening of the schools ,there will the customary upsurge in the amount of traffic on our roads and streets, when again common courtesy and care will play their own part in keeping everybody safe and well. Always bearing in mind that a smile can do an awful lot to iron out a tricky occasion.

Our Community Council are asking everybody to join in, in the preparations for National Culture Day September 20th. They are planning to have a big Show in the Town Square. Inviting people to bring along samples of their work, entertainment ,hobbies, antiques, crafts,etc.  The E Centre will be open for  knitting, photographs, crafts and others. So please get ready to keep the wheel of Millstreet turning by  showing it off at it’s best on  All Ireland Culture Day  on September 20th 2019.

Please contact Marie 0872802529  or any Community Council Member, before  Friday September 6th.

Hedge cutting is in full swing at the moment, making our roads look trim and very presentable, but alas the speedy machine is tossing a massive amount of bottles,  cans, plastic bags etc,out on to the roads. I hope that something can be done to gather them all up as soon as possible, as they are ruining the look of our approach roads to our town.

The Knocknagree Development Association ,which is supported by the Cork Co. Council and IRD Duhallow  CLG, are hosting a public meeting at their Community Centre on Monday September 2nd, starting at 8. They are inviting everyone to come along and have a say in the future of this historical village. Please support it well.

 Look up website every day, Its full of pictures , stories and information. At the moment Our Centra Store at the West End are looking for workers. Child minders also wanted and some available. If you have something that you would like to have included,get in touch with www.millstreet.ie

For any young people who may be considering the Religious life is for them, a Vocations Afternoon will be held at the Poor Clare Monastery, Cork on Saturday, September 21st, from 2-4 pm. For details contact   vocationspoorclarescork@gmail,com.

Starmakers Speech and& Drama Classes for 4 to 18 year olds will begin at our Parish Centre on Wednesday September 4th.

Contact Martin Clancy 0851582801.

Annual Grandparents Pilgrimage to Knock Shrine will be held on Sunday, September 8th at 2.30 pm. Chief celebrant Bishop Kevin Doran, Bishop of Elfin. Combined Choirs of Knock Parish and Dana will sing, Our Lady of Knock.

The organisers of the recent Church Gate Collection in aid of Cuan Mhuire, which amounted to €1,750.52, would like to thank all those who supported it so well.

There is a notice on our Mass Leaflet this week to say that Mass bookings for 2020 will be taken at the parish Office from Monday September 2nd. And people are advised to include all their deceased members in the one Mass.

Please support the Eucharistic Adoration which is held in Millstreet Church every Tuesday and Wednesday from 10.30 am to 10.30 pm  In Cullen on Thursdays from 10 am to 7 pm. And in Ballydaly on Saturdays from 10.30 am to 12.30 pm.

Be reminded that slips of paper are provided in each church where you can write down your request to the Lord put in the box that is provided. This box will be placed in the Adoration Chapel where your request will be included in the prayers of all who worship there. If you’d like to join the Adoration Group ,contact the Parish Office for details. 02970043. Or drop in for a moment or two.

Our Adult Gym is open every morning at 9.30 Qualified instructor on hand at all times. Contact number is 0871184043.

Knitting Club meet every Tuesday night from 7 to 9 and the Men’s Shed open  on Tuesday nights at 8. 45 Drive at the Canon O’Donovan Centre also on Tuesday night at 8.30 sharp. Please be on the look out for some hobby or class that will help you to meet new people and enjoy the months ahead.

Listen in on line to Sean Radley’s program every Tuesday night from 9.30 to 11. For his wonderful show. Please turn it on for those who cannot assess it for themselves.

Here are the results of this weeks lotto draw which was held at the Bridge Bar on Sunday night. Numbers drawn were 1,6,18,32 and the Jackpot was not won, €100 went to Sadbh Kelleher, Macroom, the seller was myself and I got €50 sellers prize. €50 went to Gubnait McSweeney, Carriganima, €20 each to Val O Connor, Woodland Drive, Christy Tarrant, Tanyard,               Jerry O’ Riordan, Ballnatona,  Margaret Smith, Murphy’s Terrace, Lisa O’Callaghan. Drishane View. Martin Dennehy, Coomlogane, Mary Daly, Claraghcleagh, Jackpot for next week €3,200, the draw at the Bush Bar on Sunday night.

Following the Draw on Sunday night, Co-Chairman Noel Buckley congratulated the Healy Family on taking over this popular Bridge Bar and wished them Gods Blessing and every success in the years ahead.

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

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