Regional Report 1126 – 31st July 2012


Eily Buckley

 Dia is mhuire diobh go leir a cairde and welcome to News Report 1126 from Millstreet.

Fondest greetings dear listeners and I wish you all the very best on this wet but calm Tuesday morning, the last day of July.


The first Karaoke Competition ever  held by our Town Development group was an outstanding success at the Wallis Arms Hotel on Friday night. The house was packed and there was no shortage of competitors with mostly every business in the area putting up a contestant. With all  age groups taking part. Fancy dress was optional and our rather reserved chemist Tom Mulcahy swept us off our feet dressed in full Elvis attire and singing Elvis songs. Needless to say the won first prize in his category. Young lassies in skimpy attire were winners as Spice Girls. Ronan FitzGerald, Minor Row and

Brien O Leary were winners also. Look up the website for the full list.

O’Leary butchers cooked up some delicious burgers etc and the Wallis Arms Hotel did well also. So there were lots of winners on the night and  well done to our Development Group.

Out at the Briery Gap in Macroom to-night  July 31st it will be a night of Prayer and healing in honour of Padre Pio. 91 year old Donal Enright will attend and also D.D.OMahony who is a visionary of Padre Pio at San Giovani. Admission is free and it starts at 8, and all are welcome.

And on Sunday August 12th, look out for a similar evening of Prayer in honour of  Padre Pio at St.Francis Cottage Rochestown.


Traditional Music at the pub in Carriginma to-night all musicians welcome, a great night assured.


Bank Holiday weekend is coming up and there is a long list of activities lined up with something for everyone. Look up the Country Park Website for details of their Bank Holiday Weekend program .or ring them at 029 70810.

On Sunday next August 5th there’s a fundraising 5k walk in Kilcorney from Kilcorney Church Yard to Old Chapel Cross Starting at one o’clock Sharp. Nellie Healy will walk backwards for half the journey. So please give her your best support. The walk will be followed by a display of Motor bikes at the Outback as well as refreshments and  a DJ that night. It’s all in aid of Marymount Hospice.


Charity Dance at Darby o’ Gills on Bank Holiday Monday August 6th. in aid ofMillstreetHospital and St Mary of the Angels Beaufort.

With no less than ten musical groups the entertain you. So don’t miss this great dance on Bank Holiday Monday August 6th.



On next week it will be horses all the way from Tuesday 7th to Sunday to Sunday 12th for our Annual Horse Show.

Those with good accommodation to let, please contact he Green Glens 029 70800.



The proceeds of Seamus Buckley’s 50th Birthday Fundraiser in aid of a Children’s Hospital in Calcutta has gone up to over €5,000.


Bingo in Banteer to-night with prize money on €8,800.


Bingo in Millstreet every Thursday night at the GAA Hall.


Please keep sending me your names if you’d like to avail of a defibilator course which will be held here in September. It’s for both beginners and a refresher for those who did the course before. My number is 086 316 32 85.

0r Email eilybuckley @ eircom .net


Church Gate collection next week will be in aid of our Tidy Town. Please support it well.

And please keep Millstreet in Tidy town. Do your part by picking up any litter that you see lying around and help the weekly clean-up every Monday night .


The launch of a very interesting book, by Barry Keane, on the renowned Sean Riobaird O Suilleabhain, better known as the BARD will take place at our local Library on Saturday August 18th, at 8pm.  Copies of the book  are due at Wordsworth in the coming days.This book is published by the Aubane Historical Society.

Friday 17th August: Aubane Centenary Celebrations/SchoolReunion Dinner Dance at the Gleneagle Hotel.  Music by Ger Murphy & Friends.  (Partners, friends and family are all welcome). Tickets are €30.00. Tickets are available from John Kelleher Secretary 086 1942161 or Martina Sheehan Chairperson , (087) 9837609 .


IRD Duhallow will hold an information evening on Historical Graves and Graveyards,at the James O Keeffe Institue on Wednesday August 15th. Further to that they are putting on four  Training Courses starting on Monday September 10th. Ring Mary McHugh for details. 029 60633.


Ring the same number for details of the Training course for Walking Guides. Learn how to be a Walking Leader and take visitors and Tourists to see our beautiful scenic areas and tell them history of what they see.


The monthly IRD Duhallow information  leaflet is delivered to every home ,please read it a see what is available by way of training courses ,seminars and the great deal  of  help that open to you ,and only a phone call away ,60633.


Eucharistic Adoration in our church every Tuesday and Wednesday from 10.30 am to 10.30 pm. In Cullen on Thursdays at the same times and in Ballydaly on Fridays from 5 until 9.  Box with slips of paper at the end of the church. People can write their requests on these slips of paper and the box will be placed in the Adoration Chapel where your requests will be included in the prayers of all who pray there.


An urgent Email from America asking us to pray for rain for them Crops are failing, forests burning  out of control. So maybe we’re not the worst off.


Millstreet overcame Kilbrin in the Duhallow Junior A Football Championship at Dromtariffe last evening.

Upcoming, Millstreet host Knocknagree in the Junior B Football League on Bank Holiday Monday at 7.45pm.


Here are the results of this week’s parish lotto draw which was held at McCarthys Bar on Sunday night. Numbers drawn were

11, 12, 21, 26 and the Jackpot was not won. €100 went to Kathleen Kelleher, Ploverfield. The seller was Phil at the Credit Union and she got €50 sellers prize, €50 went to James and Charlie Murphy, Drishane Rd. €20 each went to Mary Barrett, Carrigacooleen, The Tarrant Children of Tarrants Bar. Noreen O Sullivan, Kilcummin, Cathriona Hickey, Main St,    Jack Tarrant,Tarrants Bar, Kayleigh Sheehan Killarney Rd. John Healy ,Killarney Rd, and

Paul & Ita O Connor, Tullig. Jackpot for next week €9,000 the draw at the Clara inn on Sunday night.


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



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