Regional Report 1171 – 11th June 2013


Eily Buckley

Dia is mhuire diobh go leir a cairde and welcome to news report 1171 from Millstreet. Fondest Greetings dear listeners and I wish you all the very best on this rather wet but mild Tuesday morning.

The spell of beautiful warm weather put new life in every one and everything. People came out in brightly coloured summer clothes   that have remained at the back of the wardrobe for over two years. One little child of five that I know of went without socks for the first time in her life.The mood of the people changed ,and everybody had a cheerful word and time to stop for a chat, a far cry from the months and years of rushing for shelter from the wind, rain and the cold.

The outdoor Masses at our cemetries,Drishane and St Mary’s during the week were a joy to attend to name but a couple of our outdoor events.

On the land farmers were in a frienzy to get the silage done, and
in late evenings our mountain tops were a blaze of car head lights as people went to save the turf after their days work. Let us hope that this break, which is nessessery also, will be a brief  one and that we can return again to glorious sunshine. Le conamh De.

Our friends from our Twin Town in Brittany,Pommeritt le Vicompte all 19 of them, arrived on Saturday to a sunny welcome in every sence of the word.
And enjoyed a reception at McCarthys Bar.

This week some  are spending three days in Dublin where they will get a detailed tour of the city given by our own Sean Radley. While others who brought their cars will go on tours to other places On Friday night a gala Dinner Dance will be held in their honour at the Wallis Arms Hotel. Tickets at €20 each are on sale by any committee member.

Contact Anna Keane 029 70867.

Our Gathering Committee are working hard in preparation for the Cork 20 Rally which will be held at the Green Glens in October. Before that they will have the Gathering Festival from July 4th to 7th. with a full program of events on the cards.

It will be an action-packed weekend starting off with the Blessing of the New Cross on Clara, plus Teddy- Bears picnic in the Town Park. Table Quiz at the Wallis Arms Hotel. Please look up their page on the Web for all the details.

The monthly meeting of the Community Council will be held to-night at the Wallis Arms,starting at 9, all members please attend.

Church Gate collection this weekend June 15/16 will  be in aid of the Courtmacherry Lifeboats.

And The Millstreet National Schools Parents Association will hold a monster Cake Sale at the Pastoral Centre after the Vigil Mass this Saturday night.

The  Judging in the Cork Co. Council Anti Litter competition, continues all this week especially in the Town & Clara rd. areas. Please,Keep up the good work at all cost.

Full marks to all those who are doing all the planting and Painting,the results are plain to see.

Don’t forget that IRD Duhallow has lots of help to offer on many aspects of our every day lives. Please ring them for details of a

Personal Development Course which will start is September.

And also an 8 week course on Interior Design, The person to call is Mary McHugh at 029 60633.

Our GAA Club wants to thank all those who supported their recent used clothing collection.

Music in the pub in Carrigimma this Saturday night will be supplied by Connie O’Gorman.

Coaching in Pitch n Putt  Thursday evening at 6 for Adults and juveniles, And it will be followed this week by their AGM in the GAA Hall at 7.30.

There’s a Dog Show coming up in Kilmurry on Friday June 21st,organised by Poulinargid Harrier Club. It is in aid of the Guide Dogs for the blind. A wide range of Classes to choose from. And lots of fun activities.

A lovely church ceremony was held last evening comprising of Holy Hour followed by Mass and  refreshments in the Pastoral Centre. It was a special occasion for all those who are engaged in the weekly Eucheristic Adoration.
Our Community Singers attended and fine crowd turned up ,representing all three churches.

Eucharistic Adoration continues every Tuesday & Wednesday in Millstreet from 10.30 am to 10.30 pm and in Cullen on Thursdays from to 9 pm.
Please drop in any time.

In Sport.

Millstreet incurred a defeat to Knocknagree in the Ducon Cup Final played at Boherbue last Sunday.

On this Friday evening, Millstreet are home to St. John’s in the Duhallow Junior B Football League with a 8pm throw in.

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

Numbers drawn were, 15, 20, 22, 32 and the Jackpot was not won .

€100 went to Jerry O Sullivan Keale, The seller was Tarrants Bar and they got €50 sellers prize,

€50 went to Mag. O Callaghan, Claramore

€20 each to Laura Culinane Mill Rd.

Jerry, Russell, Ronan & Mary c/o Tarrants Bar.

Daniel Murphy, Liscahane, Tommy Tucker, Dooneen,

Decky, Michelle & Leat/Mae Forde,Cork

Patrick J O Leary Rathcoole. Niall Flahive Drishane Rd. &

John O Keeffe ,Main St. Jackpot for next week €10,400 .The Draw at the Clara Inn on Sunday night.

Agus sinn a bfuil a cairde, for C103,  Slan is Beannacht De libh go leir.
(Goodbye and God’s Blessing on you all)

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