Regional Report 1195 – 3rd December 2013



Eily Buckley

Dia is mhuire diobh go leir a cairde and welcome to News Report 1195 from Millstreet. Fondest greetings dear listeners and I wish you all the very best on this cold, dry and very seasonal Tuesday morning.

Our beautiful new Astro Turf pitch was officially opened  at 1pm on Friday by Minister Jimmy Deenihan and Maura Walsh Manager of IRD Duhallow and blessed by Canon Jack Fitzgerald. In his cupla focal Mr Deenihan praised our Community Council for their great vision in providing this fine facility that will be used by all sections of our Community in the years ahead. Because of its proximity to the Boys National School it doubles as a playground for them during school terms. Maura Walsh reiterated the Ministers words and said how rewarding it was for IRD Duhallow to be involved financially with the project. They then went to see our newly refurbished Museum/Tourist Office at the Carnegie Hall  and the improvements in our town Square. Before retiring to the Bush Bar  for some warming refresments .

A Community Council Meeting about the Astro Turf will be held at the Wallis Arms Hotel to-night starting at 9. All interested parties please attend.

Our development group held a very successful two day Christmas Market in the GAA Hall on Saturday and Sunday.
It was a hive of activity with the wide range of crafts and foods and so on that were on display.

The new 2014 Millstreet Calendar compiled the  Community Council is out. They are now on sale at Wordsworth Bookshop and many other outlets in the town, and the proceeds go to defray the shortfall in the Astro Turf Pitch.
The calendar is a lovely record of all  our activities throughout the Gathering year of 2013 and would be an ideal Christmas Gift.

Ballydaly & Millstreet Branch of the IFA will hold their AGM at the  Parish Centre to-night, at 8.30.

Patricia O Sullivan will launch her lovely Book for Children entitled Little Rascals at the Ballyseedy Garden Centre on Sunday next December 8th at 3pm. Another lovely local Christmas gift.

It’s that time of year when fundraising is at it’s busiest.
It all went very well at the Pub in Carriginma on Saturday when all the bearded men parted with their months growth. And raised lots of money to swell the Nationwide Movember drive for cancer  research.
And please spare a thought for the storm victims in the Phillippines. We have some people from there working locally and they have placed collection boxes in a few places. If you see one give what you can please.

And the annual Church Gate collection in aid of St. Vincent de Paul will be taken up in Millstreet this weekend December 7/8th.

IRD Duhallow Multi Cultural Community Day will be held at the GAA Hall on Monday December 9th from 6-7.30pm. and all are welcome.

It is gratifying to hear that more and more people are tuning in the LTV. And thanks to YouTube and our own Bernard Crowley, they are getting us loud and clear in the Far East and Australia and so on.
Once again let me remind people that they can tune in on Channell 30 in country areas and Channell 35 in Town
Also try Analog UHF.
Next programs will be at the usual times this week. From Macroom at 8.30 on Wednesday nights and at ten on Thursday nights from Millstreet. All the repeats start on Sunday evenings at 5.

Its my last chance to remind you of the 45Drive in aid of Millstreet Hospital.  It will be held this Sunday December 8th starting at the Green Glens at 8.45.

The annual Cullen & District Special Needs Association Christmas Party will be held on Saturday December 7th. Beginning with Mass at 1pm.

A million congratulations to the wonderful Duhallow Choir who retained their title at the Big Choirs Munster Final which was held in Listowel at the weekend. They were successful last year as well.

The Millstreet Community Singers will entertain the patients at the Mercy Hospital later in the month. They perform free of charge at many of the retirement homes and hospitals in the locality on a regular basis. And also at Vigil Masses in the parish church. Organised by Marie Twomey.

Santa Claus is coming very soon, On December 15th he will be in Aubane from 2-4 , and will arrive by Rally car in Carriginma on the same day at 3pm. TR Dallis in Carriginma on December 20th.

Community School Drama Group will present John B Keane’s MOLL at the School on December 10th, 11th and 12th,
at 8 p.m. Contact school office for tickets 029-70087.

Please shop at home this Christmas. Support your own, and our shops are well stocked with lovely gift ideas. Don’t forget that vouchers for petrol, gas, heating oil coal are ideal.
A note from Tony mcCaul to say that our Development Group are doing the Joe Duffy fiver Friday in the Town Next Friday with all the stores taking part.
Businesses are as follows :

Noirins boutique
Reens Pharmacy
Mulcahys Pharmacy
OLeary Butchers
Centra / Herlihys
Justborn photography
Wallis Arms Hotel
Aroma Cafe.

In Sport.
Well done the Millstreet Athletic Club represented by Emily Ring, Orla Buckley and Ian Buckley at the Munster “B” Cross Country Championships at Beaufort last weekend.

Here are the results of this weeks parish Lotto draw which was held at Tarrants Bar on Sunday Night.
Numbers Drawn were 5, 6, 13, 32 and the Jackpot was not won.
€100 went Eamon Guerin, Lombardstown,the seller was Tarrants Bar and thay got €50 sellers prize. €50 went to Marie Corcoran, St Josephs Gardens. €20 each to Laurance McSweeney Tanyard, Veronica and Maggie Twomey, Station Rd. Darran Kiely, The grotto, Joan Cremin, Drishane View,
Grace Dennehy, of Graces Salon. Noreen O Sullivan, Kilcummin, Joan Wall,Station Rd, and Pauline Murphy, Clara. Jackpot for next week €6,200 the draw at Corkerys Bar on Sunday night.

Slan is beannacht De libh go lear (Goodbye and God Blessing on you all)

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