Regional Report 1128 – 14th August 2012


Eily Buckley

Dia is mhuire diobh go leir a cairde and welcome to News Report 1128 from Millstreet.

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

Well our annual Summer Show lived up to its great name again this year. From Wednesday to late on Sunday evening last, the sun shone in all its glory as thousands of horses from many countries were put through their paces in both indoor and outdoor arenas. As many as ten arenas going at any one time. Over 2,000 horses in all taking part. The many new features made the venue look awesome, a truly fitting place to show off to the competitors from America and Canada as well as many European Countries.

Please look up the website for all the pictures and other details. Well done again to the Duggan Family.

This weekend it will be the turn of the people of Aubane to celebrate the centenary of the School /Social Centre. They kick off of Friday night August 17th with a grand Dinner Dance at the Gleneagle Hotel. Tickets at €30 each can be had from John Kelleher or Martina Sheehan.

On Saturday night August 18th a book on the Bard by Barry Keane, great-grand-son of the famous man. will be launched at our local Library at 8.30pm. This is a very local book about a very local man. A must for every household and is on sale at our Wordsworth Book Store The honours will be done by the Lord Mayor of Cork Councillor John Buttimer.

Jack Lane will give a Talk on the Butter Roadat the Kerrymans Table on Sunday at 12noon, and at 1pm there will be a centenary Mass said at the Social Centre.  Then a 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)

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. We wish them well with all of that.

This Friday night our Macra Group will hold a Monster fundraising  race night night at Corkery’s Bar, starts at 8. Proceeds to the local branch of St.Vincent de Paul. And please take note that Macra is always open to new members between the ages of 18 to 35.

The recent gala dance which was held at Darby o’ Gills in aid of our Local Hospital and St. Mary of the Angels in Beaufort raised in excess on €4,000 for the these worthy causes and John Joe Herlihy would like to thank all those who helped in any way with his great venture. Well done John Joe.

The Leaving Cert results are due out to-morrow and I want to wish all the students well with their results, and please bear in mind that if you don’t get what you want, then the Good Lord has other plans for you. Be positive.

Many congratulations to Jamie Hooper, a past pupil of our Community School who has been  elected President of the UCC Societies Guild it involves all the various sporting, social and political societies,  and he started work there last week.We wish the popular Jamie, every success in his new position.

Notes for the next issue of Clara News are due in to the Editor on  Thursday, August 16th .It will be in the shops on August 26th.

Lots of Congratulations to the lovely Gillian Gilbourne who continues to be our Best Dressed Lady. Look up our website for the pictures.

Bingo in Millstreet every Thursday night.

Bingo in Banteer to-night with prize money of over €9,000.

Bus going to Knock on this Sunday August 19th.Leaving the car park in Millstreet at 8.15 am .Booking essential  087 2833696.

Pilgrimage the Our Lady’s Island, Wexford on Sunday August 26th . Details from Fr.Campell,Kilbrin 02248169/, 086 1066998

A note from IRD Duhallow to say that they are hosting a very interesting meeting at the James O Keeffe Institute to-morrow Wednesday night on tracing the history of graves using modern methods. Contact Mary McHugh at 60633.

Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament 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 pm. Confessions in our Church every Saturday from 12:30 to 1pm.

In Sport.

Millstreet take on Banteer in a semi final to the Duhallow Junior A Hurling Championship in Meelin on this Thursday evening with a 7pm throw in

Millstreet Juvenile GAA club are running a bus to Croke park for the All Ireland football  championship semi final featuringCork and Donegal on Sunday August 26th.  More information from any Club Member.

Here are the results of this weeks parish lotto draw which was held at the Clara Inn on Sunday night, Numbers drawn were:

7, 12, 13, 32, and the Jackpot was not won. €100 went to Larry McSweeney, The Tanyard. The Seller was the Millwheel and they got €50 sellers prize, €50 went to Nuala O Connor, €20 each to Ciara Sheehan, Derinagree, Breda Kelleher, Tullig, The Healy Family, 53 Murphy’s tce. Tommy Tucker,Ballydaly, Con O’Connor, Rathrue, Paddy Sheahan, Murphy’s Tce, BredaSheehan c/o Colemans, & Helen Sheahan Murphys Tce. Jackpot for next week €2,200 the draw at Tarrants Bar on Sunday night.

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

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