Regional Report 1116 – 22nd May 2012


Eily Buckley

 Dia is mhuire diobh go leir a cairde and welcome to news report 1116 from  Millstreet.Fondest greetings dear listeners and I wish you all the very best on this wet and mild Tuesday morning.

First of all this morning I want to say a very sincere word of thanks to my dear friend Sean Radley for standing in for me in the past two weeks while I was taken up with other things.

The lovely weather over the weekend allowed people of all ages to enjoy the great out of doors, in many shapes and forms, not least among them the annual Pattern Day at Cloghoula National School, almost on my doorstep. The pipe band came to lead the parade into the school grounds where children’s
races and games brought joy to all.

People were in awe of the many extensions and improvements that have been carried out on the building in recent months. Extra land has been purchased to extend the playing field and Cloghoula school, which has both a male and female teacher,  is now ready to welcome many more new pupils to its roll books. The vibrant school board is doing everything in its power to preserve this centre of learning which has been in the area since 1870s. We wish it and everybody connected with it, every success for the future.

A very successful coffee morning was held in Carriganima recently in aid of
Alzheimer’s, and the organisers Dolly Ring and Pauline O’Leary would like
to thank all those who supported it so well.

The death took place recently in Dublin of Mamie O’Connor, formerly of
Dooneen, at the fine age of 93. Mamie was the lady who started  the Guild
of the I.C.A (Irish Countrywomen’s Association)here in Millstreet in the
late 50s. It was brand new at the time and the first organisation solely
for women. Over the years it became a wonderful source of learning and
companionship, for women, especially, who lived in rural areas where
there was no real support for their needs both as mothers and homemakers.
We hope that Mamie will now reap the benefits of the great work that she
did for us all, RIP.

There is a lovely String Concert coming up at Drishane Castle on June the
first. It will be given by the pupils of the Community School and will
comprise of both Traditional & Classical Music. They will be taking it to
Derry at the end of June and hope to raise funds to cover  some of the cost
of their trip at Drishane. Please make a note of the date, June 1st. and
give them your full support.

A million congratulations to all the little children of the parish who
received their First Holy Communion on Saturday. Our church was crowded for
11.30 Mass on Sunday when parents and grandparents a friends, some from
other countries accompanied them, and were there to hear the wonderful
recital of hymns that they sung from the alter at the end of Mass. They
received a thunderous applause, and looked really pleased by it. May the
Good Lord guide them in the years ahead.

And still with church matters The Perpetual Eucharistic Adoration which has
been held here in our Parish Church  on Wednesdays in the past will now be
held both on Tuesdays also, from 10.30 am to 10.30 pm ,A rota of people
will ensure that  the Blessed Sacrament will be attended at all times.

IRD Duhallow are putting on some very important workshops focussing on
Jobseekers Skills. Give them a ring at 029 60633 for all the details.

We are proud to say that Millstreet will host a full International Horse
Show this year, from August 7th to 12th. More accommodation is needed.
Those with good quality accommodation to offer please contact the Green
Glens at 02970707. as soon as possible.

Accomodation is also needed for Spanish Students who are coming to
Millstreet in September for two weeks. @  €420 per student. For details contact Marie 086 3114984

Every good wish to Marie Murphy, Kilcorney who travels to Scotland this
week to represent Ireland in the Ladies Fishing Championships.

The Aubane Social Club will hold their annual Fun Family Day on Sunday June
24th . Main feature, the Balloon Race with €250 in prize money.

Bingo in Banteer to-night Jackpot, with €11,150 in prize money

Bingo in Millstreet every Thursday night.

Jackpot this week € 7,200 in 51 calls.

Our newly reformed Athletic Club is hosting a registration night, to-night at the Youth Centre. All ages catered for.


Millstreet overcame Dromtariffe to reach a quarter final to the Ducon Cup
and will meet Cullen on Friday, June 1st.

In hurling, Millstreet’s were defeated by Tullylease  in the Junior A
Hurling League .

Please take note that even though LTV2 is closed for the Summer, Past
programs can be seen any time on the Millstreet site.
Here are the results of this week’s parish Lotto draw which was held at the
Bush Bar on Sunday night. Numbers drawn were, 3, 13, 20, 24 and the
Jackpot was not won. €100 went to Barry Fraser, Killarney Rd, the seller
was Mairead Daly and she got €50 sellers prize, €50 went to Gearoid
Moynighan, c/o the Post Office, €20 each to Molly Buckley Kilmeedy, The
Hickey Family, Mount Leader, Con O Connor, Rathrue, Virginia Brosnan,
Rathduane, Jerry Reardon, Millwheel,  Tommy Kelleher, Mulnahorna, Dan O
Sullivan, Murphy’s Terrace, and Pebbles the Cat c/o Jerry Lehane, Jackpot for
next week €8,000 ,the draw at Corkerys Bar on Sunday night.

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

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