Regional Report 2012 – 1st April 2014


Eily Buckley

Dia is mhuire diobh go leir a cairde and welcome to News Report 2012 from Millstreet. Fondest greetings dear listeners and I wish you all the very best on this lovely Spring Morning.

Last Friday was Daffodil Day and collections were made in aid of  Irish Cancer Society, with outstanding results.

Collectors in the town brought in €3,370, and the Coffee morning at the GAA Hall yielded €845.

The organisers would like to say a sincere word of thanks to all those who support their efforts in any way. And our full admiration goes to the organisers themselves.

And Mother’s Day went on for the whole weekend 🙂

To-day is the First of April and April is full of things to do, the long evenings  giving more daylight hours.

On Sunday next April 6th the Millstreet Feile Cheoil will be held at the Community School. Starting at 12 noon with the Confined Competitions .

There are two Pony Shows at the Green Glens in April, from April 10 to13th and April 17 to 20.

Anybody with accommodation to offer please contact the Green Glens  029 70800. Or the E-Centre 087 9019001.

Our Walking Club are hosting a two day Walking Festival April 12 & 13th.
Registration at the Wallis Arms Hotel.

And on Easter Monday April 21st the Community Council and holding a Fun Family walk over a five mile circle road in Kilmeedy. Registration at 11am at Kilmeedy Castle . Refreshments will be given at journeys End. It’s all in aid of the Astro Turf Fund.  For further information contact any Community Council Member.

The AGM of the turf Co-Op will be held at the Canon O Donovan Centre
tomorrow Wednesday night starting at 9.

Orders for the coming season, will be taken on the night.

The annual Good Friday Table Quiz will be held at Aubane on April 18th .

All social events in Aubane were cancelled this week as a mark of respect
at the untimely passing of Conor Buckley, son of Seamus  and Maureen. On
behalf of our community I want to offer them our heartfelt sympathy. May he rest in peace.

Also the  Kelleher/Todd Family on the death of 52 year old Tony.

Note from the Millstreet Country Park.

Starting on this Sunday April 6th  they will be open for the rest of the
season from Wednesday to Sunday from 11.00pm to 7.00pm.  Membership this year for €20.00  and the little ones are free. Bring your own bike and enjoy the new mountain bike trails and leisure bike trails also this year new orienteering trails. In association with Nibbles we can cater for all family functions.

Check us out on or telephone 029/70810.

They are asking for used clothing at Cloghoula School. Bags can be handed
during School hours, 10am to 3.30 all this week.

Notes From the Glen Theatre,  On Saturday April 5th The Banteer Drama Group will stage their hilarious comedy Wedding Fever.

Starting at 8.30

And on Sunday April 6th   they’ll   have Des Keogh in the

“Love Hungry Farmer”  by John B Keane.

You’ll be glad to know that “Wedding Fever”  will be staged again
later in the month of April.

And the up-date on the Voice of the Glen is as follows,


3 Semi-finalists are Eamer  Guiney, for Pieta House,

Eva Mullane for Marymount Hospice,

& Erinn O Connell  for Forest Hotel Blarney.


And for the Grand Final on Friday April 11the full list is,

Catriona Hickey –  Bar Kanturk

Lorcan Geaney  – Molls Bar

Conor Hartnett- Sunday night Club.

Daniel Roche-  Banteer Camogie Club.

Una Marie Cremin .

Liam McCarthy, Cork County Open.

Eimear Guiney –  Pieta House,

Eva Mullane – Marymount Hospice

And Eirinn O Connell – Forests Hotel Blarney.

For enquiries ring 029 56239.

Our Summer Festival will run from July29th to August 3rd in conjunction with the International Juggling event,  and will feature the best of all last
year’s events, including the Soap-Box race. And those intending to take part are advised to start assembling their soap-boxes  now. Details of the rules can be got at the E-Centre.

Our Community  GYM  with Jennifer is open every morning from 9 to 12 noon, Please contact Jenifer for details.

And be reminded that the Community Council have placed two defibrillators  in the town for public use. One at the door of the Youth Complex and the other at the door of the Garda Station.

At Easter, a monument will be erected in the Mushera/Kilcorney area to King Mahon,Brother of Brian Boru who was murdered there, a thousand years ago.

And to tell you more  about it, John Green of the “Where the Road Takes
Me”  fame will tell you all about it on his program on C103 next Sunday
night April 6th at 7pm.


Millstreet incurred a defeat to Kanturk in the Duhallow U21A Football
Championship semi- final  in Millstreet on Friday night last.

On this Friday evening, Millstreet come up against Dromtariffe in the Ducon Cup in Millstreet at 7pm.

Here are the results of this week’s parish lotto draw which was held at the
Bush bar on Sunday Night.

Numbers drawn were, 1, 4, 12, 16 and the Jackpot was not won.

€100 went to John B Sheehan,  Cloverhill, the seller was McCarthys Bar and
they got €50 sellers prize.  €50 went  to John ‘s sister Holly
Sheehan Cloverhill. €20 each went to Eileen Tucker,  Noreen O Sullivan,
Kilcummen, Noreen Corkery, of Corkerys Bar,  Pat Barrett, Carrigacooleen,
Bonal S/Mac c/o Tarrants Bar. Owen Tarrant c/o Tarrants Bar Mgt Murphy
Milleen and Patrick Coleman ,c/o Colemans Garage.

Jackpot for next week €9,200 the draw at Corkery’s Bar on Sunday night.

The AGM of the Lotto committee will be held at the Wallis Arms Hotel this
Friday night April 4th starting at 7.30 sharp.

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

(That’s all my friends, Goodbye and God’s Blessing on you all)

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