Regional Report 1138 – 23rd October 2012


Eily Buckley

 Dia is mhuire diobh go leir a cairde and welcome to news report 1138 from Millstreet. Fondest greetings dear listeners and I wish you all the very best on this nice seasonal Tuesday morning.


Our busy week went very well with huge crowds attending the National Dairy Show at the Green Glens on Saturday.

And the sparkling Fancy Dress ball on Friday night lived up to its name and raised some welcome funds in aid of our Canon O Donovan Centre. Well done to the Wallis Arms Hotel and the Aubane Social Club who organised it.

Next event at the Green Glens is the Annual Pony Show which raises  lots of funds every year for various charities. It will be held this Friday Saturday & Sunday October  26,27,28th .

Entries are well up on former years and a great weekend of thrills and spills is guaranteed as little tots on tiny little ponies strive to be the best.

The grand finale on Sunday night usually goes on till very late. It comprises of the graduation ceremony where teenagers advance to higher grades.  A show not to be missed.

Afternoon Tea Party, in aid of Bothar, at the home of Mary Buckley Laught, on Tuesday October 30th, from 3pm. Please support this worthy cause.

Our Parish Mission taking in Millstreet, Ballydaly and Cullen, will start on this Saturday night  October 27th and continue until Friday November 2nd. And there will be a blessing of Infants after all masses on Saturday 27th & Sunday 28th .

Missionary Priests will visit our Hospital and The Canon O Donovan Centre, also those who are housebound during the Mission.  Evening Devotions will be held in Millstreet Church at 7.30pm from Sunday to Friday.

Pamphlets containing full details are available in each of the three churches. Please make time to attend our Mission and pray for the many needs of the world to-day.

Good luck to Ann Marie o Riordan who will launch her new CD at the Killarney Heights on Friday Night.

Music at the Bar in Carriganima this Saturday night.  Their Annual Fancy Dress Ball is on Sunday night with great prizes for the best outfits.

Our Active retired Group held their tenth Anniversary Ball last week. It was a truly spectacular event, with just under 100 people attending. Mass was celebrated in the parish church by Canon John Fitzgerald and it was followed by a gala evening, at the Wallis Arms Hotel. The dance floor was busy all night while the patrons showed off their skills with old time dances and beautiful new ones that we’ve never seen before. It all went to prove that retirement has a lot to offer, in fact it’s the way to go if you really want to enjoy life.  So, long may our Actively Retired Group continue to flourish.

All roads lead to the Glen Theatre this Saturday night October 27th  for the renowned Tailor and Ansty, staged by the Dublin City Theatre Company. To book ring 02956239.

Our Christmas Lights committee are now taking orders for those Mini trees that proved so popular last year. Contact Nicola  087 901 9001.

Trad For Trocaire night at our Community School raised € 651 and they want to say many thanks to all those who supported them.

Living Scenes reopens at the Community School on Thursday November 8th. More adults needed. If you’d like to come ring the school  Chaplin, John Magee, at 70087.

Dromtariffe Parents and Friends are holding their annual 24 Hour Sponsored Fast next weekend October 26th and 27th.  Anyone who would like to join them can get a sponsorship card from Loreen Fitzpatrick 029 58945 or any member of the committee. All support welcome, COPE services are threatened due to lack of funds. Please give generously.

A note From James Kelleher to say that there is a change in the date for the defibrillator course. It will now be held at the Wallis Arms Hotel on Saturday November 10th from  10 am to 2pm. For to book a place or get more information contact 085 275 12 35.

In Sport,

Best wishes  to the Duhallow team contesting the Co.senior  football final against Castlehaven at Pairc Uí Chaoimh on Sunday with a 3.15pm throw in.

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

10, 16, 17  31, and the Jackpot was not won. €100 went to Katie O Brien c/o Patsy Mac. Patsy was the seller and got €50 sellers prize, €50 went Ciara O Connor, Woodland Drive, €20 each to Gearoid Moynihan, Post Office, Margaret O’ Connor, Ballymahon, Con O Connor, Rathrue, Margaret and Denis O Brien, Cloghoulabeg, Joan Sheehan, Minor Row,  Mar and Eileen McCarthy, Cloghoulabeg,  June Lucey,  Killarney Rd and Veronica O Callaghan, Dooneen.

Jackpot for next week €4,200 the draw at Corkery’s Bar on Sunday night.

Agus sinn a bfuil a Cairde, slan is beannacht de libh go leir.

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