Regional Report 1062 – 3rd May 2011


Eily Buckley


Dia is Mhuire diobh go leir a cairde and welcome to news report 1062 from Millstreet and welcome also  to the Merry Month of May.


Fondest greetings dear listeners and I wish you all the very best on this fine rich but cool Tuesday morning, following the welcome rain.

The long awaited Monster MAC came and went over the weekend.  A community effort, it marks yet another encouraging  feature in our annual calendar . One hundred and sixty six people took part in this challenging event, both men and women and the feedback is most encouraging. The compliments are flooding in from participants from all over the country as well as from the organisers, Marie Griffen, Paul  Mahon & Hilary  Jenkinson, They gave great praise to Hannelie O Connor, for her wonderful help and expertise.  And she in turn wants to thank the many local Marshals, volunteers etc. Because of their outstanding help and dedication The Monster MAC is to come to Millstreet again next year.le conamh De.  Testimonials of the event can be read here


Many congratulations to our own Brian Murphy who came fourth  in the Expert Section, which was won by Mike O Brien , with Tom Palmer coming first in the Sports section.  Baoichas le Dia the weather was great and our beautiful scenery came in for a lot of mention.

Ltv2 was there of course, and please look up our Website for all the details and especially the favourable comments of our visitors to our very first Monster MAC. So well done all round.

A very successful Fundraiser was held at the Pub in Carriginma at the weekend and raised a considerable amount of money for Cancer research.

Well done to all involved.


The popular Willie Burke will provide the music there this Friday night.


A notice from the Glen Theatre to say that their hilarious comedy

“Say Cheese”, will be staged again on Friday, Saturday and Sunday this weekend starting at 8.30 For details ring 029 56239.


Bingo in Millstreet every Thursday night and in Banteer to-night with €8,250 up for grabs.


Weekly Creative Writing Classes at our local Library Starting on Wednesday May 4th, continuing on 11th 18th and 25th from 11-12 each week. Ring 21920 for details.


Annual Pattern at Cloghoula on this Sunday May  8th. starting with football Blitz at 1.30 and continuing with the Pipe Band Parade and all the other usual attractions. Always a great Family Day out.


Blood Clinic at our GAA Hall on to-morrow Wednesday at 5 pm and 8.30 pm. Please give your usual great support.


Knock Summer Festival, entitled “Fuel for the Journey “June 24th to 26th.A three-day event for young people involving Prayer, Workshops, Music and lots more. For details contact 087 692 7850 or



And still with students, Help is at hand for those need help in choosing a carreer. Contact Anne or Sinead at 086 3970023 or 086 1611104.


Our Tidy Towns Weekly CleanUp starting to-night at 7, for Minor Row & Drishane Rd. Please come out and help.and the good work is already beginning to show results with many places looking lovely and clean and litter free.


This is the list of outdoor Masses planned for the coming weeks . At Tubrid Well on Friday May 27th,  Drishane Cemetery Tuesday May 31st,

Cullen Cemetery Thursday June 9th. St  Mary’s Cemetery. Friday June 10th.   And St. John’s Well Friday June 24th.


Our Vintage Committee want to say a sincere word of thanks to all those who supported their Event which was held at the Green Glens recently or helped in any way with its great success.


And still with the Green Glens, Millstreet and the Green Glens featured  well on Monday nights program on RTE1 when a documentary on the history of the EuroVision  Song Contest was screened on a program which started at 10.30.



Millstreet Celtic captured the Cork AUL Division 2A League title after sharing the spoils 3-3 against second placed Crescent Athletic in Millstreet Town Park on Sunday last.

Millstreet incurred a defeat to Knocknagree in the Duhallow Junior A Football Championship first round played in Rathcoole on Saturday.


Here are the results of this week’s parish Lotto draw which was held at the Wallis Arms Hotel on Sunday night.  Numbers drawn were  8, 9, 11, 21 and the Jackpot was not won. €100 went to Simba & Mama, Station  Rd, the seller was Marie Twomey and she got €50 sellers prize, €50 went to Phil Sheehan, Keim, €20 each to Eimear, Conor, Orla,  The Bridge,

Ann Lyons,  Banteer West, Jim Sheehan, Clara Rd.   Breda Tarrant, Killarney Rd, Marie, Noel & Denis, Ballyvouskil,   Julia O Riordan, Killowen, Eoin Guiney, Dishane Rd, & John Hickey, Kilcorney. Jackpot for next week € 9,200 the draw at Tarrants Bar on Sunday night.



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

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