Regional report 978


Eily Buckley

Dia is mhuire diobh go leir a cairde and welcome to news report 978 from Millstreet.

Fondest greetings dear listeners and I wish you all the very best on this very wet, Tuesday morning.

I don’t have the lotto results for you this morning. Sadly one of our esteemed members John Cronin passed away over the weekend and as a mark of respect the draw was not held on Sunday night. Instead it will be held at the Mal Passo Bar at nine to-night. Meanwhile the gentle John of 61 years of age will be laid to rest following  the 1pm Requim Mass at our local church today.

Guards of honour drawn from the various local voluntary bodies that he worked with over the years, lined the route from Tarrants funeral home last evening, and will again to-day from the church to his last resting place, in St Mary’s cemetery, which is within close proximity of his family home at Priests Cross. Our deepest sympathy is extended to his wife Breda, daughter Elaine, son Alan and all their extended family. Ar dheis De, go raibh a anam dilis.

The Community Council Meeting which was due to be held to-night has been deferred to Tuesday night of next week.

And a special notice to all our Bingo fans, please take note that Bingo on Thursday night of this week has been cancelled due  the death of John Cronin. A note from the committee to say that John was a great  favourite with all the players and  will be sadly missed by them.

A very fond and special greeting goes out this morning to the well loved Maurice O Keeffe, Kiskeam  who celebrated his 90th birthday at his annual music weekend which was held in his native Kiskeam at the weekend.

If music be the food of life, Maurice, then play on.   Many happy returns .

A note here from Padraig O Driscoll to say that due to a cancellation, he has three places available on his pilgrimage to Fatima on October 10th . He can be contacted  at O Driscoll Travel, either in Macroom or Millstreet.

Millstreet Parent and Toddlers Group re-opens at the GAA Hall, Started this morning at 10 and will continue every Tuesday from 10-12 am. For details contact  Sinead 087-1668561.

A very pleasant coffee morning will be held, out of doors if the weather permits, on this Thursday September 10th, at the home of Noel and Eileen Collins, Clara Rd, Starting at 11 am, andit’s in aid of our church restoration Fund. So please, do drop in  and give it your best support.

A delegation from our Tidy Towns Committee were invited to the results of the national Tidy towns competition which were held in Dublin last night. Where they learned that we came 2nd and Highly Commended in the North Cork region, in our category, gained 8 points ,and are now in the top ten, of North Cork. They will be invited to a meeting in the near future and receive their Award and a cheque. So well done  to them and congratulations to all concerned.

Many congratulations also, to Ursula Pomeroy on winning the local Tidy Towns Award for the best Commercial Frontage at her popular Clara Inn. And to Paddy and Helen Sheahan, 35 Murphy’s Tce. Who won the Private Home Section for the second  year running.

St Joseph’s Young Priests Society would like to say many thanks to all those who contributed to their recent church gate collection which amounted to €2,700. This money goes to the education of priests at home and abroad.

Clara News is in the shops for the first time after the Summer break.

Every good wish to Cullen’s Roger Casey who will launch his book of poems, entitled “Old Dog, New Trick”, which will take place at Cullen Community Centre on this Friday night September 11th at 9pm . All proceeds will be shared between Cullen Pipe Band and Friends of Mallow Hospital.

Refeshments will be served and all are welcome.

Irish Dance Classes at the GAA Hall every Tuesday. Contact Mairead, at 087-6747118.

Duhallow Region IFA and teagasc will host a seminar at the CYMS Hall Newmarket to-night, to discuss the serious financial crisis facing the farming community. It starts at 8 and all are welcome.

The Windfarm at Curragh was launched at an event was held at the Mills Bar/retaurant, Ballyvourney on Friday last. Buses were provided to ferry the people to the mountain top, where the honours were carried out by Mr. Simon Coveney. The event was attended by many dignitaries as well as the families  on whose land the turbines were erected. The launch was followed by a  gala banquet at a marquee which was specially erected on the grounds of the Mills . Among the invited guests were Sean Radley and Sean Murphy,  they filmed the days events for LTV2.

Some fixtures coming up at the Green Glens, Pony Show, which is run every year by the Pony Owners Committee for Charity, will be held from October 23–25th. The Self-Build exhibition, and The National Dairy Show also on the list.

Contact IRD Duhallow if you would like to join the computer course starting on September 22nd for 8 weeks.

Or their Careers / College course at the Edel Quinn Hall  on Thursday September 24th .

They also have an Applied Suicide Intervention Workshop coming up on October 21st and 22nd . Their number as always 60633.

The parish choir resumed in our church on Sunday at 11 o clock Mass. New members welcome. Just turn up on Sunday or to Wednesday night practice.

45 Drive at the Canon O Donovan Centre every Tuesday night.

45 Drive resumes at Ballydaly on Sunday night next at 8.45.


Well done to Millstreet on capturing the Duhallow U12 Hurling Championship on a win over Kanturk in Meelin on Sunday last.
Millstreet incurred a defeat to Croke Rovers in the Duhallow Minor Hurling Championship final.

Upcoming Millsteet play Bantry in the Co. Premier Minor Football Championship quarter-final in Kilmichael on Sunday at 3.30.

The weather promises to improve this week , so get ready to enjoy the out-of-doors. And a trip to our beautiful County Park is a must to see those stunning Water Falls.

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

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