Regional Report 1061 – 26th April 2011


Eily Buckley


Dia is mhuire diobh go leir a cairde and welcome to News Report 1061 from Millstreet.

Fondest greetings dear listeners and I wish you all the very best on this lovely Tuesday morning of Easter Week,


Fine weather prevailed all during Holy Week and our Church ceremonies drew attendances like never before. Our Parish church was crowded at 9pm Holy Thursday, 3pm  Good Friday, and on Holy Saturday both for the Polish Mass in the afternoon  and the Vigil Mass at 9 that night, again on Easter Sunday the crowds came for the 11.30 Mass. And our priests held confessions at every opportunity throughout. Again they were very well attended. Parish Priest Fr. Jack FitzGerald thanked all those who helped in so many ways to make our Easter so meaningful for everyone.


Next Sunday will see the Divine Mercy Devotions in our Parish Church starting with confessions at 2.30 followed by the Chapel of Mercy at 3pm. The Novena which started on Good Friday will end that day. May 1st.

Due to the painting of the Church there will be no choir until further notice.

And people are asked to please return all Trocaire Boxes to the Church as soon as possible.

The annual commemoration  ceremony was held at the Monument in the Town Square after 11.30 Mass on Sunday The parade was led through the town by our pipe Band and the oration was ably delivered by Tony Lane ,Skibbereen,husband of Kathleen Creedon, formerly of Cloghoula.


The Annual Vintage Rally  and Family Day Out which was held at the Green Glens on Sunday was an outstanding success. There was a real carnival atmosphere, with fun’n games for the children, vintage cars etc.  as well as  many stalls selling all sorts of odds ‘n ends , plus refreshments and all to the strains of local music.

The Vintage Club members   who   were delighted with the support they received would like to thank the Duggan Family for the free use of the Mighty Green Glens and all those who helped in any way with their most enjoyable venture. Proceeds to be divided between The Canon O Donovan Centre and the Local Hospital.


This coming Weekend promises to be yet another action packed one

with the long awaited Monster MAC taking place at the Millstreet Country Park. Starting at 10am on Saturday morning. Over 200 entries have already come in and those wishing to still register or get full information can contact . Four members of our Fire brigade are taking part in this challenging event and we wish them every success. It involves a Trail Run of 8km , Road Bike 20km, Mountain run 8km.Road Bike 25km and Kayak 400km. Sounds unbelievable .  Sightseers welcome and admission to the Park is only €3 on the day. So come and give the Monster MAC your full support.


Please  take note that a meeting of all Marshals, Volunteers and helpers, to do with the Monster MAC, will be held at the Wallis Arms Hotel on this Friday night starting at 8. More helpers are needed and especially from the Ballinagree area. So be there, and be part of it.


Before that, from to-day April 26th to Thursday  28th the park will host a Nature/Craft course for children ,for details ring them at 02970810.


Macra Table Quiz at Corkery’s Bar thi Friday night April 29th at 9.


Open Concert at Star Trax Studios in Knocknagree on Sunday May 15th See posters for details.


May-Day walk from Ballyvourney to the Holy Well at Shrone takes place on this Sunday.May 1st., Leaving Sean Cronins in Kilnamartra at 8.30, and  leaving the Mills at 10 am to arrive on time for Mass at 2pm.

Cloghoula annual Pattern Sunday May 8th with all the usual attractions.

On Friday night next April 29th, a gala Night of Madness is coming up at the Pub in Carriganima. Including shaving, painful waxing and so on and its all in aid of Cancer research. John P will get his head and beard shorn for a mere €1,000. A lot of which was donated to him by people at the Vintage Day at the Green Glens on Sunday and he wants to thank all those who supported him. But for a few dollars more he  will to bear all at the top at the pub in Carriganima on Saturday night. So give it your full support, and have a great night out.The Fitzi Chicks will be performing on Sunday 1st May and Willie Burke on the 6th May.

Millstreet were defeated by Boherbue in the North Cork Under 13 Football League Final in Knocknagree last Saturday.
Millstreet V Knocknagree in the opening round to the Duhallow Junior A Football Championship in Dromtariffe on this Friday evening with a 7pm .

Duhallow Athletic Club  5 mile Road Race where another record number of entries are expected for the Newmarket to Kanturk showpiece on Sunday commencing at 2pm.
Proceeds go to Irish Motor Neurone Association.

Big Maggie

The final staging of Big Maggie (John B. Keane) b the Castlemagner Sinir Club, will now take place at the Glen Theatre, Banteer on Thursday, 28th, Friday, 29th and Saturday, 30th April commencing at 8.30 p.m. – admission €10.00.  For Bookings please contact Glen Theatre on 029:56239 or 086:8521808.

Here are the results of this weeks parish lotto draw which was held at the Wallis Arms Hotel on Sunday night. Numbers drawn were, 12, 16, 19, 21 and the Jackpot was not won. €100 went to Sheila O Mahony, Kilmeedy, the seller was Kevin Hickey and he got €50 sellers prize. €50 went to Mary Forde/Bickerdyke, Cloghoulabeg, €20 each to James O Mahony, Cloghoula, Con. O Connor c/o Colemans,  Angela Kelleher

3 Lackabawn,  Noel Crowley, c/o Alps.  Dan Murphy,Liscahane,

Chris Hickey,Mount Leader. And Ml. O Reilly, Cloghoulabeg. Jackpot for next week €9,000 the draw at Tarrants Bar on Sunday night.

I wish you all a very Happy and safe Bank Holiday Weekend

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

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