Regional Report 1097 – 10th January 2012


Eily Buckley

Dia is mhuire diobh go leir a cairde and welcome to news report 1097 from Millstreet.

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


Well the Loveliest Night of the Year lived up to its name again this year. The Women’s Christmas was celebrated in style by over 200 ladies of all ages at the wonderful Wallis Arms Hotel on Friday night last January6.  Every “Girl” in the family from Grannies to granddaughters were all dressed up in their finest bling  for the night that was in it.

It was great to see old friends meeting up and recalling their young days when life was simpler and the Celtic hadn’t yet come to spoil it all.

But there was no talk of bad times that night it was all fun and more fun. The beautiful meal, the rousing music of the Kelt, you couldn’t ask for more.

A collection box was passed round the Hall on the night, in aid of Cancer research and a massive €1,545.20 was raised.

Again many thanks to Mairead Daly who, in spite of her illness, saw to every detail of the great event. Thanks also to her helpers, especially Breda Cremin.

The Monster  annual  Machinery Show will be held at the Green Glens Arena  on Wednesday and Thursday, January 18 and 19.  All spaces have been totally booked out and the promoters are preparing for a mega event which will be of interest to a wide range of people. All under one roof. Look up the Millstreet Web for details.


Our weekly Lotto draw resumes this Sunday night, January 15th and will be held at the Clara  Inn with a Jackpot of € 4,200.  Tickets available at the usual outlets.


And it’s that time of year again that  nobody  wants to hear about. Namely losing those terrible pounds that we put on at Christmas.

The annual Weigh-In in Cullen resumes on Monday night next January 16th.

It starts at 8pm sharp. Before the Weighing begins, cheques  from former Weigh-Ins, will be presented to representatives from the many  Special Needs Institutions in the Cullen catchment area.

Aerobics will begin at the Weigh-In  on Monday January 23rd.



Operation Transformation is all around us ,it is sweeping the country and will be a great incentive to us all to get stuck in  and start a healthier life style.


The annual Plunge in the Blackwater which had to be cancelled on New Year’s Day because of high waters, took place on last Sunday in brilliant Sunshine. The organisers were delighted with the response and they want to thank everybody who helped them in any way with the great event. The financial outcome will be announced as soon as it comes to hand. And all proceeds will go to the MS Society of Ireland.


The first Community Council Meeting of the New Year takes place to-night at the Wallis Arms Hotel starting at 9pm.

All membners please attend.


The Spring program of events at Ionad Cultura in Ballyvourney is out. For details contact them at 026 45733.


Our young Macra Group want to thank all those who helped them throughout 2011, and look foreward to your support again in 2012.

They will host a monster Table Quiz at Corkerys Bar on Friday January 13th. Starting at 9. Please support them well.


LTV 2 is all set for the months ahead and we are delighted with the response that is coming from far away places. Young people are contacting home with the great news that they our programs on the Millstreet Website. Things they would hardly notice if they were at home are suddenly exciting and important for them.

Our crew are working hard to improve the service at home.


With the Festive Season over, our Church services continue as before with Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament every Wednesday for 12 hours starting at ten thirty am.


Confessions every Saturday from 12.30 to 1 and morning Masses at ten  from Monday to Thursday except when there is a funeral. Friday masses are at 7.30 in the evening.

A special box with slips of paper are provided at the bottom of the church where people can write their special requests, these are placed in the Exposition Chapel every Wednesday and will be included in the prayers of all who attend during the day.


The Parish office is open every Monday, Tuesday  Wednesday and Friday from 10am to 5pm and closed for lunch.

For enquiries ring Sharon  at 029 70043,


Contact Careers 4u if you’d like  to get get some help or guidance with CAO choices and Career Paths. Call 086 3970023 or 086 161 11 04 .


Living Scenes resumes at the Community School on Thursday at 1.30pm


Be on the lookout for all of our pastimes and events that are opening up after the holidays. Look up our website or get a friend to do it for you. Above all stay in touch.

Our Mass leaflet goes on the web every week as does this report and many other news items both big and small.


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


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