Dia is Mhuire díobh go léir a chairde, and welcome to my report.
In spite of the unpredictable weather and being force-fed on the do’s and don’ts of Brexit we are keeping the wheels of Millstreet turning all the time. There was something for everyone this past weekend and we must congratulate the Healy twins John and Paudie on celebrating their 60th birthday. Family and friends joined them at a lavish party in Killarney on Saturday which spilled over into Millstreet next day. We wish the popular pair many more years of health and happiness.
Over the weekend Cullen held their Harvest Thanksgiving Mass and large crowds of parents accompanied their children for the vigil mass in Millstreet in preparation for their First Holy Communion which they will receive in the Spring. The Community Singers also attended.
The K&L Depot at Mount Leader, was alive to the sounds of every kind of machine and toy and Game at the Model Toy Show which was hosted there on Sunday in brilliant weather, by Our Millstreet Vintage Club.
On the same afternoon many people attended the Rosary on the Coast for Life and Faith at our Holy Tubrid Well.
There were many games both of GAA and Camogie, with the weekly lotto Draw bringing the weekend to a close.
This coming weekend promises to be even busier with the 37th annual Dairy Show coming next Saturday to the Green Glens Complex . A very large crowd are expected to attend this great event with the venue already being prepared to host the cream of the worlds livestock. All the Green Glens Services will be up and running. The restaurant serving the best of meals including Irish Beef. Car parking on the grounds is free and a number of trade stands will also be there. There is a sharp demand for accommodation and if you have some let them know at the Wallis Arms or through a friend who is already in the business.
All roads lead to Hickey’s Bush Bar this Saturday night October 19th for the mighty Mock Wedding, involving some yet-to-be-discovered stars. Don’t miss this extravaganza in aid of CRY.( Sudden Cardiac Death or Sudden Adult Death Syndrome). Invitation €10, please support it well and have a great night out.
Fire Safety Week continues and members of our Fire Service will be at various places in the Town in the coming days to talk to people and make themselves known to the local community.
And still with shops, it is with regret that we learn of the departure of the gentle Greg from our Centra Store in the West End. We wish to thank him for his many years of friendly attention and wish him every success in his new post.
Halloween is coming fast in the heels of this busy weekend. The big event will be the Pony Owners Show Oct.25,26,27.which is held every year for charity. Organised by the parents and friends of the young riders and the proceeds donated to various charities. The Closing feature of the event on Sunday night is one not to be missed when young riders who have reached a certain age have to advance to a higher grade. Their Graduation ceremony is most entertaining. Admission is free and its a show not to be missed.
Children are already preparing their ghoulish outfits to scare the daylights out of us at Halloween and its great to see them getting ready to take part.
Aubane Social Club will hold a Fancy Dress Disco on Friday From 7-9. And they have a draw coming up the same weekend. For details contact 0861942161.
The good news from the Community Council is that the roadway at the crossing outside the church and into the car park is down for refurbishing, and the sooner the better.
The Community Council due to popular demand have plans to produce a Millstreet 2020 calendar again this year.
Our Town Park Committee have plans for vast improvements for the future as soon as funds can be organised, the work will begin. Please continue to keep Millstreet clean, tidy and well presented. We are getting some welcome compliments about our town, so keep up the good work.
Here are the results of this weeks lotto Draw which was held at the Bridge Bar on Sunday night. Numbers drawn were 1,3,20,31 and the Jackpot was not won. €100 went to Mary Buckley, Ballinatona. The seller was Jerry Lehane and he got €50 sellers prize, €50 went to Pat and Mary O’Callaghan, Derrinagree, E€20 each Mick and Eimer, Dooneen, Liam Burke. c/o Corkerys Bar,Rachel Cotter Rathcoole, Eansie Twomey, The Bridge, Maria Lucey, C/O Mike Lucey. Dan, Denny and Dad Twomey, Station Road, Amanda Kelleher, Macroom, Des and Eimer O Sullivan, Dooneen.
Jackpot for next week €4,600 the draw at the Bush Bar on Sunday night.
Every Blessing to the people of Ballydaly whose Church is 90 years of age. Mass was made very special on Sunday to celebrate. Long may this lovely edifice continue to flourish.
And the Ballydaly Social Group would like to thank all those who supported their recent fundraiser which amounted to €570 in aid of Marymount Hospice.
Well done to the Parents Association of our National Schools who recently presented the proceeds of their 2018/19 fundraising efforts recently. Both Our Presentation Convent and the Boys National Schools received €1 800 each. Which will be used to buy some needy equipment, so far a defibrillator is on the list. So well done to all involved.
My nature clip for the week. Did you know that Crows buried their food, like Squirrels,etc? Well I didn’t until I was sitting in my car one day last week. There was a grassy patch of lawn beside me and a crow landed not ten feet away with a good sized nut in his beak, which he placed on the ground. Then I thought to myself, I’m going to wait now and see how he breaks it up to eat it, But to my utter surprise he went ahead and pulled up some moss and grass, made a neat hole, placed the nut in and carefully replaced the stuff so that you wouldn’t even see what he had done. You learn something new every day.
And this is a true story with a rather sad tale. My friend was watching a bird breaking some snail shells and devouring the contents, the other day but being so preoccupied at his work, didn’t see the cat that pounced up and devoured him. There is a moral somewhere in that story.
The Autumn colour’s are beginning to set in. The lovely mountain Ash has lost its leaves but still looks radiant with its heavy load of red berries. And the Virginian creeper which has taken a back seat all Summer hidden away in its dull green coat. It is now filling our garden walls and hedges with brilliant reds, yellows and russets, all there to be admired and enjoyed. Buiochas le Dia.
Millstreet Gramophone Circle Meeting at the Canon O’Donovan Centre this Friday night October 18th at 8.15, Guest Presenter Joe Kennedy Inniscarra and Millstreet. All welcome.
Give someone a smile today, sometimes your joy is the source of your smile and sometimes your smile is the source of your joy. (I found that in a book and thought I’d share it).
Agus sinn a bfuil a cairde, Slan is Beannacht De libh go leir.