Eily’s Report – 5th November

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

Hannelie OConnor is getting friendly messages from all quarters to congratulate her that her native South Africa are World Rugby Champions.   Its not often that we have only one person  to send our cheers to at global level, so Dear Hannelie on behalf of our community,  please accept our heartiest congratulations, on what must have been an ultra proud moment for you.

The Month of the Holy Souls is moving on and our Church services continue. This year we are asked  to pray for different things each week for the month. Week one,  Pray for the Souls of  family and ancestors.

On Saturday night November 9th the Church Choir will attend the 6.30 Mass which will be said for all those who have died in Millstreet and Ballydaly in the past year. All the names are displayed at the beautiful  November Garden which can be visited at the end of the church.

The IRD Duhallow Newsletter for November is out and it is full of useful information on how to improve your home before the real bad weather sets in.  Ask about their Warm Home Scheme  and their furniture department is well worth a visit. Their Showroom is open every day from Monday to Friday from  9 to 5.30. Their prices cannot be matched. Winter specials include sofas, suites, tables, lockers, to name but a few  and if you have a piece that needs to be revamped they will do it for you. On the other hand if you have some pieces that you no longer need they will be glad to accept, revamp  and put them in their sales room at very reasonable rate. Please give them a ring at 02960633 ,for all the details.

Be reminded that our Day Care Centre provides dinners every day from Monday to Friday . They also do Meals on Wheels. This service can be continuous or occasional. Meaning that if you are not able to cook at home for some reason, you can avail of the service until you can cope again. Give them a ring at 02970926 and ask for details of all the services they have to offer. Nursing, chiropody, laundry, entertainment  etc.      Bring a friend who may not be aware of this great service. To quote a saying that I found in a little book.

“You cannot do a kindness too soon, for you never know how soon, it will be too late.

45 Drive at the same venue every Tuesday night starting at 8.30. All are welcome to this friendly relaxed event. Admission €7.

Ballydaly Social Club are introducing dancing classes to be held at their Hall on Tuesday nights November 5th & 12th.    From 8.30 to 9.30. Steps include Waltz, QuickStep, Slosh,  Military  Two Step. Please avail of the great opportunity to learn this most enjoyable hobby/pastime.

Well done to Anna, Daria and Ela who hosted a coffee morning at their Cinnamon Cafe recently and raised €1,740 for the Children’s PlayGround Project.

The pub in Carrigsnima was alive to the singing of the Great Singing Scotsman Johnnie Bremner on Saturday night for the presenting of the proceeds of their Fun Day to Both Macroom and Millstreet Community Hospitals. Well done  again, to the PUB  which continues to be the heart and soul of Carriganima.

This week it is with regret that we say goodbye to the lovely Lily Cleary who has graced our Wallis Arms Hotel for the past 15 years. Dear Lily, we wish you many years of happy retirement. We will miss you so much from the Wallis Arms Team, but still wish you God’s Blessing in the years ahead.

Our children lived it up “Trick or Treating” on Thursday night when they called to houses after nightfall,dressed in all kinds of scary outfits and painted faces.  Escorted by their caring parents they really enjoyed the eerie experience and the rewards. This week they are all back to school and getting stuck into the annual task of the Shoe Box Appeal. Every year they spare no effort to pack loads   of lovely things, for children in need  in far away places.

The Killarney Historic  Car Rally was launched at the Glen Eagle Hotel on Sunday. Announcing a huge entry ,with contestants coming from as far away as Australia. It will be held on November 30th.

Many congratulations to Ann Lane, formerly of Ballinatona on the launch of her latest book By the Way 2.  The president of Ireland Michael D Higgens and his  lovely wife Sabina attended.  Ann is very much at home with Presidents, having worked for previous President Mary Robinson for up to thirty years.  Well done again Ann.

There’s a fun Bingo in Banteer on next Sunday November 10th starting at 3 pm. Comprising of Bingo, shop, raffle, and spots.

This weekend  November 9/10 sees a return of the Mighty SelfBuild to the Green Glens.

Here are the results of this weeks lotto draw which was held at the Mal Paso Bar on Sunday night. Numbers drawn were.8,9,19,20 and the Jackpot was not won, €100 went to Patrick Buiche, 12 Murphys Tce, the seller was Capabou shop and they got €50 sellers prize. €50 went to Niall Buckley, Liscahane, €20 each to Maeve, Kate,  Leila and John c/o Colemans, Patrick and Wikki c/o Colemans, Colin Simon and Eva Dooneen, James Cronin,Kilmeedy, Tadg McSweeney, Carriganima, Paul O’Connor, Lackabawn, PJ & Ashling c/o the Wallis Arms. Kathleen & David Dooneen. Jackpot for next week €5,200 the draw McCarthy’s Bar on Sunday night.

For a quiet moment or for longer,  drop in to the Eucharistic Adoration any Tuesday or Wednesday from 10.30 am to 10.30 pm, in  the Millstreet Prayer Room on Thursday in Cullen from 10 am to 7 or Ballydaly on Saturday on Saturday from 10.30 to 12.30.

 Some members of our Active Retired Club enjoyed a trip to the Everyman Theatre in Cork on Thursday, where they enjoyed the comedy entitled the Three Hail Mary’s.

The Senior Conference of Active will be held at IRD Duhallow on November 12th.Speaker Alice Taylor. Please be reminded that this Club is open to both men and women.

The Men’s Shed and the Active Retired Club have plans to resume the Bowls Club, which was closed during the Summer months.  More men are invited  to join.

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

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