Regional Report 977


Eily Buckley

Dia is mhuire diobh go leir a Cairde and welcome to news report 977 from Millstreet.

Fondest greetings dear listeners and I wish you all the very best on this the First day of September.

Here are the results of this weeks parish lotto draw which was held at Corkerys Bar on Sunday night. Numbers drawn were 2,5, 7,23

And the Jackpot as not won. €100 went to June Pomeroy, she was also the seller and got €50 sellers prize.€50 went to Emma Coleman, €20 each to Mary Crowley, Dromagh, Elleen Sheehan, Wallis Arms, Maura Cronin ,MainSt, Derry Curtin, Drishane Rd, Ciara & Breda c/o Tarrants, Ml O Connell Castleisland, Juli c/o the Shop Ballydaly, and Connie O Sullivan, Rylane. Jackpot for next week €13,400 the draw at the MalPaso on Sunday night.

Schools are all opening this week and the volume of traffic will be greatly increased, road users are asked to be extra vigillent, to watch for children crossing, especially out on country roads around school buses etc.

Our weekend was busy with Ann-Marie O Riordans Concert at the Glen Theatre on Saturday night, where she entertained a full house. The September Horse Fair in the Town and the launch of the new Waterfalls at the Country Park, all on Sunday. The rain deterred many from paying their annual trip to the horse Fair.There was a vast upsurge in the number of street stalls, trade was far from being brisk by all accounts. Horses and little ponies, and donkeys were also down in price. There was more interest in the fowl section, with many people returning to the old habit of keeping a few hens, and ducks.

Meanwhile up at the Country Park, the crowds gathered in the afternoon, where our Comhaltas Group gave a lovely display of set-dancing and traditional Music. This was followed by a most enjoyable recital by the Duhallow Choral Society. They had the honour of performing in front of the Belgian Ambassador Mr Robert Devriece, Minister for Education Mr Batt O Keeffe , Mr Pat Cox, and many other dignatories.

At 5.30 the people were alarted to the fact that the launch was about to take place, so everybody made their way to the site but few were prepared for the beauty of the development before their eyes. Spectacular, unbelievable ,stunning are words that spring to mind, but fall short of the true picture. When Mr Debriese pressed the button and activated the mighty cascade which flowed like silk from on high and fed a mighty fountain at the base, the crowd were in awe of the sight. It’s a sight that has to be seen to be believed. And Mr Debriese was charmed to think that the sight before him was a replica of a similar waterfeature that existed in his country many years ago.but no longer exists. It has to be seen to be believed. Park is open every day adm. €20 per car regardless of how many are in it.

The launch was filmed by LTV2.

This morning we take off our hats to our own John Tarrant, who is no stranger to the media, being the Millstreet corrospondant for the Corkman news paper, and Clara News etc, Sports reporter and commentator for C103 as well as holding down the day-job, Now John has gone a step further, At the All Ireland Jimmy Magee Quiz which was held in Dublin at the weekend he was among the 8 qualifiers out of 125 competitors, to go foreward to the final which will be held in Croke Park on Friday September 18th and we wish him the best of good luck.

The Community Council are looking for a Qualified person to run their adult GYM. Contact me at 086 316 32 85 and I will put you in touch.

Please keep in mind those lovely pamflets in the Church, giving full details of the present situation of the restoration work. People are asked to send these pamplets to their folks in foreign lands and they may be willing to give some financial help.

And may I draw your attention to a coffee morning for the cause which will be held at the home of Noel and Eileen Collins, Clara Rd on Thursday of next week, September 10th..

People intending to host an Autumn Station are asked to contact the Parish Office to arrange a suitable date. The office is open on Monday Tuesday and Friday from 10am to 5pm and closed for lunch from 1 to 2.

Any young men who may feel a call to the priesthood,can contact Fr. Ml Moynihan, Castleisland 087 655 1902 or Fr. Liam Lovell 0667133169.

Contact Tom Dennhy if youd like to go to Medjugorije on September 19th for a week. Contact number 087 646 86 58.

Coffee Fundraiser for Cope this Friday Sept.ember 4th from 9am to 2pm at the GAA Hall.

Registration for the Millstreet Active retired Group on Monday September the Canon O Donovan Centre at 7.30.

GAA. U12 H F Millstreet V Kanturk on Sunday September 6th in NewMarket at 11.30. Well done to Millstreet on overcoming Dromtariffe in the Duhallow U16 Hurling Championship Final in Banteer last evening.
Tomorrow, Millstreet play Croke Rovers in the Duhallow Minor Hurling Championship Final in Newmarket at 6.30pm

45Drive at the Canon O Donovan centre to-night & every Tues. night at 8.30.

Bingo at our GAA Hall every Thurs night.

Bingo at Banteer to-night Jackpot E4,650.

Fundraiser at the Briary Gap in Macroom on this Thurs.Sept 3rd, in aid of Clondrohid Tidy Towns. Music by Natural Gas


The launch of the new Wind Farm at Curragh, comprising of 26 turbines, will take place this Friday September 4th Buses leaving the Mills in Ballyvourney at mid-day.

Finally theres a notice here from IRD Duhallow It’s to do with suicide ,or the prevention of it. They are holding an Applied Suicide Intervention Workshop on October 21st & 22nd at the James O Keeffe Institute. It is designed to help caregivers to become more ready,willing and able to help those at risk. For full details contact Triona Murphy ,60633.

And on this Thursday September 3rd they will hold a public seminar on Bereavement and Loss .will be held at the James O Keeffe Institute Starts at 8.

Ring them as well about their Computer Courses.etc.

Our prayers and best wishes go this morning to our lay missioner, Diarmuid Roche who was taken seriously ill last week ,but is improving ,baoichas le Dia.

Agus sinn a bfuil a cairde, Slan is beannacht De libh go leir.

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