Regional Report 973 by Eily Buckley

Dia is mhuire diobh go leir a cairde and welcome to news report 973 from Mllstreet.

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

There was a great buzz in the town at the weekend with many people home on holidays and others visiting the area. But the Clara Inn was a hive of music, food and good companionship for the retirement party in honour of Davy Twomey, His employer John Buckley , and his co-workers from the building industry as well as family friends and neighbours, gathered to wish the popular Davy many years of well deserved and happy retirement.

And so say all of us.

Here are the results of this weeks parish lotto draw which was held at the Clara Inn on Sunday night.

Numbers drawn were. 12, 16, 25, 30 and the Jackpot was not won. €100 went to Denis Kelleher, Aubane, the seller was Jerry Lehane and he got €50 sellers prize.€50 to Finbar Healy,, Minor Row, €20 each to John and Breda FitzGerald, Minor Row, Michelle O Callaghan. Rathduane, A B O Sullivan c/o Dennehys Bar Rathmore, Emma Coleman, Minor Row, Martin Lucey, Keale, Denny Lane, Priests Cross, Tom Healy, Banteer, & Karen & Linda c/o Box-Office Video rental ,The Square.

Jackpot for next week €12,600 the draw at the Wallis Arms Hotel on Sunday night.

Our Community Council was called out of its Summer recess during the week for a special meeting . Chairman Noel Buckley invited Dr Pat Casey to come and speak on the present state of affairs at Mallow Hospital. Mallow Hospital is held in very high regard by our community and recent cut-backs by the Health Board have left many people worried about it’s future. Dr.Casey gave an indepth account of the situation and while he said that we have an assurance that it will not be closed, but some vital services could be discontinued. And people are asked to remain vigillent in the face of such things happening.

A full account of Dr Casey’s talk will be put on our website in the near future.

At the same meeting it was decided to place our two community Defibilators ,one in the alcove of the Youth Complex and the other at the entrance to the Garda Barrack. All trained personnel will receive keys.

Mr Buckley also announced plans to up-grade our community Gym, and the tennis courts. And Ainne Collins made a request that our Town Traders Committee be re- enacted. All those willing to row in behind the venture please contact Noel Buckley, or any member.

In spite of the inclement weather the people come to visit our beautiful Country Park with its Historic Trails, Safari bus rides, indoorlive music and gushing waterfalls. Last week a group of Swedish Farmers paid a visit there as part of their tour of Ireland. The Park is open every day from 10am to 7pm

Rosary at Tubrid Well every Thursday evening at 8 for the sick.

Mass at our parish Church every morning at 10.

Exposition of the Blessed Sacrement of Friday evenings at 7 followed by Mass at 7.30.

Confessions every Saturday from 12.30-1 or any time by request

Our Parish Office beside the Presbetry in open on Monday Tuesday and Friday every week from 10am to 5 and closed from 1 to 2 for lunch. phone 029 70043.

Annual Padre Pio Ceremonies on the grounds of St Francis College, Rochestown on Sunday August 9th at 2.30. for more details ring 029 56269

Millstreet Hospital Fund .The organisers want to thank all those who helped and contributed to their recent church gate collections at Millstreet Ballydaly and Cullen which amounted to €4,447.00.

Fundraising Walk in aid of the homeless of Haiti, on the Old Kenmare Way , Killarney to Kenmare, on next Sunday August 9th. .Contact Jerry Pat O Leary if youd like to support it .

Los Zargus FC will hold their AGM to-night at the Wallis Arms Hotel starting at 9.

DVDs of the Drishane Centenery celebrations now available at Drishane House, Killarney Rd. @ €8 each.

A notice from Breda at our local Library to say that there is Comhra as Gaelige every Wednesday at 11, for one hour

And theres a puppet Show to-morrow Wednesday at 3pm.

Next Story Telling Aug 15th.

Millstreet V Aghada in the County Premier Minor Football Championship at Mourneabbey on Tuesday , August 11 at 7.30pm.

Bingo operates on each Thursday night in Millstreet GAA Community Hall commencing at 8.30pm.

LTV2 crew may be on their Summer break, but the committee are vigilant at all times to capture events that will make good viewing when they resumes in the Fall. DV.

For the very best of Traditional Entertainment go to Weekly Seisiuns, Tues nights in Rockchapel.

And at Freemount on Wed. nights ,with 8 o clock starts.

45 Drive at our Canon ODonovan Centre every Tues. Night,Proceeds to the Centre Fund.

Our Ladies Soccor team had the honour of playing in the Quarter final of the All-Irl. competition in Phenix Park on Sun. They didn’t make the grade but were delighted to get so far. Many thanks to all those who helped & supported them along the way.

This is my last chance to remind you of the launch ,by Jack Lane & the Aubane Historical Society, of Eoghan Rua O Suilleabhain’s book of poems ,Translated into English,which will take place at the Molton Hotel in Killarney this Fri. night Aug 7th at 7.30. The honours being done by the renowned Fr.Padraig O Finnachta from Dingle.

Eoghan an Bhéil Bhinn ar an saol arís!

This book is a companion volume to the Aislingí or Vision Poems of Eoghan Rua Ó Súilleabháin re-published by the Aubane Historical Society in 2002. The present volume includes the other poems attributed to Eoghan in the editions of his work published by Pádraig Ua Duinnín (1901 and 1923), and by Risteárd Ó Foghludha (1937). Also included in this edition are some previously unpublished manuscript poems attributed to Eoghan, and lines and verses which were omitted by Ua Duinnín and Ó Foghludha because they were too risqué for publication in editions which those editors optimistically expected to be used as school textbooks.

This is the unexpurgated Eoghan Rua!

The poems published here for the first time are attributed to Eoghan in the Royal Irish Academy manuscripts, in the Ferriter Collection in University College Dublin. The full version of Molly Casey’s Charms is from a manuscript in Mount Melleray library. The Gaelic fonts were created by Vincent Morley. Terry Curran designed the cover.

In the eighteenth century, and even the nineteenth, the poems of Eoghan Rua were kept in circulation by arduous manual transcription carried on in difficult circumstances. After a lapse of seventy years since Ó Foghludha’s edition, this re-publication of part of our literary inheritance is long overdue.

Eoghan Ó Súilliobháin (his own spelling) died in 1784, aged about 36. His Muse lives in these pages.

Agus sinn a bfuil a Cairde,for the New C 103, this is Eily Buckley saying May thanks for listening, Slan is Beannacht De libh go leir.

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