News Report 996 19th January 2009


Eily Buckley

Dia is mhuire diobh go leir a cairde and welcome to news report 996 from Millstreet.

Fondest greetings dear listeners and I wish you all the very best on the snow ‘n ice free Tuesday morning.

The Community Council Meeting which was deferred will be held to-night at the Wallis Arms Hotel starting at 8.30, All members please attend.

The awful happenings in Haiti  some days ago, shook the world, but here in Millstreet we felt a kind of affiliation with that country, because last years our community fundraised to enable Jerry Pat O Leary to go to that troubled land, as part of the Haven organisation, to build houses for those people who are so, so poor. Jerry tells us that the place where they worked is well away from the epi-centre of the earthquake and that the houses they built are still intact. He is having a meeting with the Haven organisation to-night to decide what further help they can be in Haiti. We will keep you informed. And please note that a fund for the cause has been opened at our Credit Union.

The mighty Machinery Show is on at the Green Glens Arena this Tuesday Wednesday and  Thursday bringing exhibitors from as far away as Canada.

The Thaw has transformed our countrysides, showing us once again what the ground looks like, but alas it also shows up the damage done by the past weeks of floods, snow and ice. Every day you hear of how   other people were affected, how they coped ,and what lessons they have learned from the whole thing.

They say its an ill wind that blows no good , there will be lots of employment in the weeks and months ahead. Trades people of all kinds are needed to repair houses, fix water systems. Not to mention the repairing of our roads. The good news is that lots of funding will be available to carry out the road repairs.

Any hour of sunshine is bringing people bursting out of their homes following weeks of confinement and isolation. Our town park ,with its fine new track around the perimeter, is the ideal place for a walk, and several people are availing of it.

Out in Cullen their Community Centre didn’t escape the frost, Burst pipes caused  significant damage. I’m glad to say they’re working on it and will be ready to open their annual Weigh In on February 1st.

Other keep fit activities include Pilates Classes with Siobhan started on Tuesday Jannuary 12th at the Wallis Arms Hotel.

Mairead Galvin will conduct her 6 weeks course of Drama lessons at the Glen Theatre. She can be contacted at 029 71153.

The Aubane Historical Society have yet another publication ready to be launched. Entitled A Millstreet Miscellany, I have word from Jack Lane to say it will be launched in Aubane in mid February.

It’s described as another collection of Items on Millstreet , and is dedicated to Sean Radley, in appreciation of his years of service (so far) to Millstreet.

Ballydaly Community Meeting on to-night to arrange  farewell function for Fr Gerard O Leary.

Set Dancing will resume in Ballydaly Hall on to-morrow, Wednesday January 20th. at 8.30.

The AGM of Millstreet Camogie Club will be held at the GAA Hall on Wednesday January 20th Everybody welcome.

An important word here from Breda to say that the Cork County Library has granted a total fines amnesty until the end of January. No fines, no matter how late. Just bring in the books.

Millstreet Gramaphone Circle Meeting  Friday night at the Canon O Donovan Centre starting at 8.15. Presenter Donal Cowman.

Mass in Millstreet Church every morning at 10 unless there’s a funeral.

The Parish Office is opened every Monday, Tuesday and Friday , from 10 am to 5pm and closed for lunch. There you can purchase mass cards, book stations, christenings, weddings etc.The phone number 029 70043.Mob 087 77529 48.

The 11.30 Mass on Sun was celebrated by Fr Gunn and instead of sermon a talk was given by a member of the Dioceson services and Cura  giving details of the help that is available to those encountering unplanned pregnancies. Numbers can be got from the parish office.

Due to the weather there were lots cancellations at Ionad Cultura ,ring them details 026 45722.

Well following a four week break, the Lotto Draw resumed on Sunday night ,at the Clara Inn. The results are as follows. Numbers drawn were, 4,6,14,16 and the Jackpot was not won. €100 went to Connie Cotter, Mount Leader, the seller was Mairead Daly and she got €50 sellers prize, €50 went to Darren and Siobhan Sheehan, Minor Row, €20 each to The Murphy Triplets, Charles Ankettel c/o Patsy Mac. Celia Dinneen, Station Rd, Liz Hickey Ballinagree, Hyden Collins, Old Coach Rd. The Natural Beauty Salon, Caron Kelleher, Aubane, and Tadg Mc Sweeney, Carriginma. Jackpot for next week €2,400 the draw at the Wallis Arms on Sunday night.

Athletics Well done to Desmond Casey on running a great race in the Munster  Snr Cross Country, Inter Counties Championships and finished 6th overall. For his efforts he collected a Gold Medal with the Cork Team that won the Inter Counties at Carriganvar last Sunday over a very though course. Donal Coffee finished 2nd in the 10K road race in Killorglen recently.

The Munster Scór na nOg semi final took place in the Eire Og GAA Pavillion last Sunday.
Two outstanding performances earned Millstreet Instrumental Music and Cullen Novelty Act advancement to the provincial final in Mallow Youth Centre on Sunday, January 31.

Bingo is back at our GAA hall on Thursday  night.

LTV2 programme on Thursday night at 10 repeated on Sunday night at 8. Special programme with religious theme on Sunday at 5.

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

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