Regional Report 988 17th November 2009

Dia is mhuire diobh go leir a Cairde and welcome to news report 988 from Millstreet.

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

This is FRIENDSHIP WEEK, so get out there a give everybody a smile or a hug or whatever it is that you do best, to brighten up their day.

A great crowd of friends, family and supporters, attended the celebration party which was held at our Nibbles Café on Saturday night. Eleanor proudly displayed her All Ireland Award as she welcomed her guests. Canon Declan came to bless the place and he was accompanied by Fr Paddy O Byrne.The food was both plentiful and tasty and her winning dish of pear and almond tart was in great demand. And on behalf of everyone I want to wish Eleanor and her wonderful staff every success for the future. Look up the Website for all the pictures .

  1. But our parties don’t stop there. On Saturday night November 28th ,Billy and Ellen of the Wallis Arms Hotel are inviting all and sundry to come and launch their newly refurbished premises, and at the same time celebrate six years of very successful and happy trading in Millstreet.So make a note of the date Saturday November. 28th.

45Drive in aid of our local Hospital at the Green Glens on December 8th starting at 8.45.

Our parish choir are putting in long hours of practice because they will feature in the “Sounds of Advent” concert which will be held in our Parish Church on November aid of the church restoration fund. Tickets can be bought at the church door at weekend masses and also at various shops. @ €20 each.

Many people were rather taken aback at the weekend to find that the pulpit had been removed from our church. Made of solid marble,it has adorned our church for many years. But as it is no longer used it was seen fit to remove it and put it to good use in parts of the church. Some will be used to make small alter in the crying room which will be a place of adoration in time to come. Another part as a stand for those doing the readings at Mass. So we await the outcome.

Parish Christmas Cards on sale in the shops. Proceeds to the Church Restoration Fund.

Our parish choir will also feature in the Concerts at Drishane Castle on December 4th & 6th in aid of Baby Jacob who needs lots of medical care having been born to a Polish Family here, without eyes.

Tickets for December 6th which will be a Matinee are available from the office at the Green Glens, 029, 70800.

Our Millstreet Development Group meet at the Wallis Arms Hotel every Tuesday night. One of their latest ideas is that vouchers can be bought as Christmas gifts, to be used in some of our local shops and stores. Prices vary to suit every pocket. They can be bought at the Credit Union where the list of participating shops is available.

First Aid Classes at our.Millstreet Adult Education Centre, on the Main St. on November 24th, 25th & 27th.

Cullen’s Young at Heart Mass and Christmas Party is on Sunday December 4th.6.30.

And their Special Needs Association Christmas Mass & Party December 12th.@ 1.30.

Our gramophone Circle meeting takes place this Friday night November 20th at the Canon O Donovan Centre starting at 8.15 all welcome.

All correspondents of Clara News please take note that all items must be with the Editor by this Friday November 20th.

Benefit dance at the Highland ,on Saturday night in aid of Michael O Dea a young man left incapacitated following an accident.

Our Presentation National school invite you all to an open day on this Sunday November 22nd from 11.30 to 2.00. To view their new extention,dedicated to Nano Nagle.

The AGM of the Rathduane Parents and Friends of their National School will be held at the School on Monday. November 23rd at 8 . and all welcome.

The AIB Better Ireland Program is up for grabs again,it’s for voluntary groups etc. for details contact the AIB Bank.

Cairde Muintir na Tire will host an evening of Prayer with the renowned Gospel Singer David Parkes at St Coleman’s Church Macroom onTuesday December 1st starting at 8. Doors open a 7.45.Admission €10. Proceeds to Muintir na Tire.

Here are the results of this weeks parish lotto draw which was held at the Wallis Arms Hotel on Sunday night. Numbers drawn were, 1, 9, 10, 25 and the Jackpot was not won. €100 went to Eileen O Leary Macroom, The seller was Mary O Connor and she got €50 sellers Prize, €50 went to Eileen Murphy ,c/o Patricia Guerin, €20 each to Den Corkery, of Corkerys Bar, Nora Coleman, Murphys Tce, Jerry Sheahan, Ballinatona, Anna Bola c/o the Millwheel. Susan O Riordan, Ahane, Again Anna Bola c/o the Millwheel restauraunt, Marie Neenan, Ballydaly, and John Carroll, Kanturk. Jackpot for next week €15,600 the draw at Tarrants Bar on Sunday night.

Somebody is looking for Maths Grinds in the Millstreet area. Contact me at 086 316 32 85. or Email

Duhallow Choral Society concert in Cill na Martra Tuesday December 8th at 8pm Admission €5.

Christmas Craft Fair at the Glen Theatre on Sunday November 22nd from 12—6.

A note here from the Kerry Diocesan Youth Service, which operates out of Millstreet. They are looking for volunteers.With their help, they are hoping to establish a Drop-In Centre for 12-18 year olds on Thursdays from 7—10 pm . They also run youth clubs in Ballydemond, Boherbue, Dromtarriffe and Millstreet, which are up and running every Friday evening from October –April. All volunteers would have the opportunity to avail of training courses etc. For full details contact them at 087 277 49 19.All these items will be on our website .

There’s a long list of services available at IRD Duhallow.Their aware meetings, have resumed on Tuesday nights .they are the group who help those suffering from depression.

Ring them for details of their Coping with Bullying seminar on Thurs Nov  19th.

Duhallow Worship from Tuatha De d’Annon to Christianity, on Monday November 30th at 8.

Their warm Home scheme for the eldery, etc etc. 029 60633.

Night Vigil to Knock on Monday December 7th 2009

Bus leaving all the usual places. Derrinagree, Banteer, Millstreet, Cullen, Kiskeam, Boherbue, Newmarket, Kanturk, Freemount.  Seats must be booked in advance

For times, fares, and any other information on the above Contact Darren on 029 / 79016 or 087 / 7994045

Day trip to Limerick on December 9th 2009

Comprising of a Guided tour of Thomand Park, a guided tour of The Hunt Museum and Jewellery exhibition, Lunch will also be available there at a cost of €10.50 for main course and desert. A, tour of Limerick City where you will see King John’s Castle. The famous Treaty Stone, and many more historical and intresting sites. Three hours free time shopping in the renowned Dooradoyle Shopping Centre. Seats must be booked in advance  02979016

Bingo in Banteer to-night Jackpot E6,500

Congratulations are extended to the Millstreet representation of Mark Ellis, Michael Vaughan, David McCaul and Darren Sheehan who featured on the Duhallow panel that won the Co. U21 Hurling Championship title at Pairc Uí Rinn last Saturday.

Last night, Millstreet were defeated by Rockchapel in the Nevin Cup semi final played in Millstreet Town Park.

This Thursday night, Millstreet take on Freemount in the Duhallow Junior B Football Championship final in Millsteet with a 8pm start.

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

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