Regional Report 1127 – 7th August 2012


Eily Buckley

Dia is mhuire diobh go leir a cairde and welcome to News Report 1127 from Millstreet.

Fondest greetings dear listeners and I wish you all the very best on this wet, but brightening  Tuesday morning.

Here are the results of this week’s parish lotto draw which was here at the Wallis Arms Hotel on Sunday night. Numbers drawn were 2, 9, 16, 29 and  the lucky winnner of €10,000 was Virginia Brosnan, Rathduane, the lucky seller was Tommy Tucker and he got €1,000 sellers prize.

€20 each went to the following ten people. Kathleen O Sullivan, Dooneen,   Evan & Liam O Mahony, Main St.  Brendan Cooper, Liscahane,    Sean & Gillian McCarthy, Liscahane,      Tarrant Family, Liscreagh.     Donal Tucker ,Woodlawn, Tim FitzGerald ,Killarney Rd.  Betty Goggin, Bolomore,  Louise & Stephen, Altamount, and The Randals Family, Minor Row.

Jackpot for next week €2,000 the draw at the Clara Inn on Sunday night.

It’s Horse week in Millstreet and it’s going to be big. As an International event it will attract the best from places like the UK, Denmark, France, Italy, Canada, and the USA and of course Ireland.  Stabling for 1200 horses is available on the grounds of the Green Glens with many more booked in the area. Already the venue looks amazing, beautifully adorned with bright flowers and plants as well as colourful jumps and seating  and other features.  Extra food outlets have been added , and there is always adequate  free parking.

A huge array of trade stands are already up and ready for the days ahead. I could go on and on. With thousands of entries, the show will run early and late, from to-day August 7th to Sunday 12th and the good news is that admission is free all the way. Even the weather promises to be good.

As always there is a great demand for accommodation and those with good facilities to offer.  Please  get your name in to the office at the Green Glens right away  029-70800. Self-catering houses are also needed.

Pubs and food outlets in the town are bracing themselves for the week ahead as are the other services in the area. Our Summer Show is very important to our economy and gives us the lift we need in these trying times.

On behalf of our Community, I’d like to take this opportunity to wish the Duggan Family and all connected with our Summer Show a very successful and safe week.

Out in Carriginma the Pub there is putting on their Summer Fest, in conjunction with the Show. The popular Scottish singer Johnnie Bremner is there on Saturday  night ,” Back on Track” on Sunday afternoon from 4 -6 , followed by Spailpín from7-9. A great evening is assured.

A note from Jack Roche to say that Ceoltoiri Sliabh Luachra will present their Musicial Trail through the History of Ireland, at Bruaich na Cairraige, Rockchapel on this Saturday night August 11th. Starting at 8.30 sharp. Contact number is 087 220 55 66.

Church Gate Collection this weekend 11/12 will be in aid of our Museum. It’s their only means of support so please give all you can.

Padre Pio Day at St Francis College, Rochestown  on Sunday next, Bus leaving Cullen at 12.15 and Millstreet at 12:30. Contact Eamon Moynihan 029-56269.

Millstreet Gramaphone Circle Meeting, this Friday night August 10th. At the Canon O’Donovan Centre starting  at 8.15 Presenter Bernard O’ Donoghue ,Oxford.

We have a vacancy  for a Kitchen Assistant & Childcare Assistant under the Fás scheme Contact 029-70926.

Note from Our GAA to say that have a used clothes collection at their Hall on Monday next August 13th from 9am to 1pm.

Fun days for Children in Cullen on Thursdays of August. Details from Patsy’s Hair Salon.

A meeting of Certificate Course Tutors at the James O Keeffe Institute to-night, starting at 8pm.

Ring IRD Duhallow if youd like to attend an information session about recording  the history of Graves in your area, with the help of the latest technology. This session will be held on Wednesday August 15th. At the James O Keeffe Institute. Phone 60633

Notes from Aubane.

Friday 17th August:  Centenary Celebrations/School Reunion Dinner Dance at the Gleneagle Hotel, Muckross Road, in Killarney.  Music by Ger Murphy & Friends.  (Partners, friends and family are all welcome). Tickets are €30. Tickets are available from John Kelleher Secretary 086 1942161 or Martina Sheehan Chairperson  (087) 9837609

Book on the famous BARD  by his great-grand-son Barry Keane, will be launched on Saturday August 18th. Copies are on sale at Wordsworth book store. Published by the Aubane Historical Society.

Sunday 19th August. Afternoon at Aubane School/Community Centre.  Centenary mass at 1.00 pm. Roll books on display. Unveiling of centenary plaque, school classroom re-enactment, photographic exhibition and pageantry of various kinds in the school and in the festival dome. (Free Admission)

Monday 20th August. This year is also the 37th Anniversary of the Aubane Social Club and of the set dancing at Aubane Community Centre.  Tim Joe & Anne O’Riordan will supply waltzes, two steps, jigs, reels and hornpipes.

AUBANE SOCIAL CLUB are organising a bus to Tullamore Show on Sunday 12th August. Details from (083) 3135750

Notes for the next issue of Clara News are due on August 16th.


On Bank Holiday Monday, Millstreet Juvenile GAA hosted a successful Duck Race on the river Finnow on Clara Road. [see the article with photos from the race]

Last evening, Millstreet were defeated by Newmarket in the North Cork U16 Hurling Championship semi final at Milford.

Finally do come and enjoy Our Millstreet Summer Horse Show. Admission is free and the wet conditions make no difference to the horses on our ALL Weather courses.

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

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