Regional Report 1157 – 5th March 2013


Eily Buckley

Dia is mhuire diobh go leir a cairde and welcome to News report 1157 from Millstreet.

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


The Annual March fair was held in the Town on Sunday. It was cold but dry as it always is for March Fair. The town was lined with colourful stalls, and there was a wide range of livestock on

display in the outskirts. Prices were down with some reaching new lows where a pony was sold for €5 while laying hens were selling at €15 each. One rooster reached new heights when he flew up on the high roof of Barrett’s house and was quickly captured on camera by Sean Radley and in no time at all, made it to the web. Take a look.


We are delighted to say that the mighty Cork 20 Rally will be based  at the Green Glens Arena this year. On October 4/5/6th.

And on to-morrow Wednesday evening, March 6th, it will be launched in our Town Square. Between 7 to 8 pm and all are welcome. Please come out in large numbers to greet this great event.

A note from the Community School.

World Wide Welcome multicultural event will take place on Monday 11th March from 7pm in Millstreet Community School.  Admission is free, all are welcome to a night of song, dance and food from different countries. Contact John Magee at the school for details.

Blood Donor Clinic at our GAA Hall to-morrow Wednesday from 5  until  9pm. Please give blood and save lives.


The AGM of Aubane Social Club will be held to-night at 8.30.

New members welcome.



St Patrick’s Day Parade will be held in Rathmore next Sunday March 10th at 2pm. All welcome.


Millstreet’s St Pats Day Parade will be held at 5pm on March 17th. Please come out and take part.



West Cork County Ploughing Championships Final is at Coolcower  on this Sunday March 10th


From Cullen .

Forty people weighed in last night and 60 pounds weight was lost. Only three nights left.


Still with Cullen A Monster Cake Sale, organised by their Pipe Band, will be held at their Community Centre on next Sunday March 10th after 10.15 Mass . Please support it well.



Meanwhile at the Glen theatre this weekend don’t miss their wonderful comedy staged by the Banteer Drama Group, entitled    Stop It Nurse.   It’s on Friday and Sunday nights March 8 and 10th starts at 8.30 for booking ring 029 56239.


Please bear in mind that there are various clubs and groups in the area that welcome new members. Look out for a one that suits you and get stuck in. Above all do not be alone.


Our Cancer Support Group will be there on this Thursday at the Adult Learning Centre from 10.30 to 12noon. Have a cup of tea and talk to people who have had first experience of dealing to the illness themselves. Ring 087 903 14 75.


Our annual Vintage Rally will be held at Easter again this year and this time the proceeds will go to this Cancer Support Group.


Is anybody out there having bother with these new long life electric light bulbs. Lots are complaining that they blow very often. And as there is such a vast variety of them our shops are having problems stocking them.  I’m sure our local Station would be glad to hear from those who agree with me.


Eucharistic Adoration in Millstreet Church every Tuesday & Wednesday and in Cullen on Thursdays, from 10.30 am to 10.30 pm. Lots of people have signed up to do an hour every week at a set time, But everybody’s welcome.


The monthly IRD Duhallow leaflet is out, please read it and see all the wide range of Classes and courses that are only a phone-call away.




On Friday night. the Millstreet Macra set dancers, that comprised of Niamh O’ Mahony,Tracey Lehane, Maura Sheahan, Cathriona Cullinane, Laura Lynch, Ciara Hickey, Deirdre O’ Mahony and Eileen O’ Sullivan won the regional round of the National Talent Contest.

Kieran Murphy also won Mastermind .


Both groups will  represent the region at the upcoming county final.


On Saturday night their member Rebecca Enright  took part in titles competition and won Miss Blue jeans. Their debating team also beat Kerry Macra to progress to next round of the national competition.




Millstreet were well represented at the Duhallow Scór na bPaistI Finals last weekend. Winning the Ballad Group with other medals were collected a for the Novelty Act,.Set Dancing and solo singing.

The  Ballad Group go forward to a county semi final in Coachford on this Saturday night at 7pm.

At the County Senior Scór Finals, St. John’s collected the  best overall team while Millstreet retained their title in question time.



Millstreet incurred a narrow defeat to Cullen in the Ducon Cup on Sunday last.



Here are the results of this week’s parish lotto draw which was held at McCarthy’s Bar on Sunday night


Numbers drawn were 4, 17, 28, 32  and the Jackpot was not won.

€100 went to Mary Naughton, Cullen The seller was Reen’s and they got €50 sellers prize, €50 went to Kathryn Sheehan,

€20 each to Pakie  and Noreen Tarrant , Liscreagh, Con Dennehy, Curragh, Joan O Connor c/o Joan Casey, Kitty Cooney, Rathcoole, Joan Sheehan, Minor Row,  Gobnait McSweeney, Carriganima,  Neil Crowley c/o Alps, & K. O Callaghan, Drishane View.

Jackpot for next week, €7,600, the draw at the Clara Inn on Sunday night.


The AGM of the Lotto Committee was held at the Wallis Arms Hotel on Friday night. It was very well attended.  Co-Chairmen Noel Buckley and Denis Twomey presided as did Secretary /come /Treasurer Marie Twomey. In it’s 19th year the Lotto continues to be the highpoint of the town’s fundraisers. Supporting the Youth Amenity Complex, The Town Park and the GAA.


Three bodies that encompass all levels of our Community. From a daily crèche for the very young, to the Town Park where our elderly can enjoy leisurely walks in serene surroundings. And all ages in between.


The Chairmen spoke equally of the benefits of the Lotto to our community, and thanked at those who work to make it the great success that it is.  But also their sincere thanks went to the people who continue to buy tickets year in year out.

Their support does not go unnoticed.

Marie Twomey received special praise for her wonderful work as secretary, treasurer and co-ordinator.

At the election of officers the entire committee was re-elected in block. Copies of the Treasurers Report are available on request.


Following the meeting, a beautiful well-earned, meal and social evening was enjoyed by all .



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



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