Regional Report 2013 – 8th April 2014


Eily Buckley

Dia is mhuire diobh go leir a cairde and welcome to News Report 2013 fromMillstreet.Fondest greetings dear listeners and I wish you all the very best on this nice calm Tuesday morning.

The AGM  of the lotto Committee was held at the Wallis Arms Hotel on Friday night. It was very well attended and the fact that our Lotto has been running successfully for the past twenty years, it was an occasion of joy and celebration.  Co-Chairmen Councillor Noel Buckley and Denis Twomey presided, supported in no small way by Secretary, Marie Twomey.

It was great to learn that since its inception the Lotto has raised in
excess of one Million Euro in Millstreet, every cent of which has been
ploughed back into the Community  through, the Town Park, The Community Council, for the Youth Amenities and in later years, the GAA.
Accountability being the key word all the way.

People who contributed to the Lotto since day one were helped by it in
their own young days, saw their children get the benefit of it and now
their grandchildren. It’s hard to put a name on such wonderful
dedication. And  on behalf of the Group, Marie  sincerely thanked the
general public for their continued support. At the election of Officers the
Committee was re-elected in block.
Then a fine buffet meal was served by the Wallis Arms Hotel and a great
social evening followed.
Copies of the financial report are available from any member.
The weekly lotto Draw was held at Corkery’s Bar on Sunday night. Numbers drawn were 1, 11, 23, 28 .and the Jackpot was not won. €100 went to Elaine  & Edmund FitzGerald Rathmore. The seller was Tommy Tucker and he got €50 sellers prize, €50 went to Con O Connor, Rathrue, €20 each to Peggy O Keeffe, Minor Row, Tom Corkery, Knocknagullane,  Margaret Healy, Minor Row. Jerry Reardon, Millwheel Restaurant, Kathleen Kelleher, Dromnahilla, Helen Murhpy, Killarney rd, Owen Guiney, c/o Donal. Angela McAulliffe Mt. Leader.
Jackpot for next week €9,400  ,the draw at the Mal Passo Bar on Sunday
night. The AGM of the Turf Co-Op was held at the Canon O Donovan Centre on Wednesday night. Another Success story. Since it was formed by a dedicated few  30 years ago ,hundreds of homeowners have had trouble-free turf saving, thanks to excellent organising, and modern machinery.

Orders for the coming season were taken at the AGM and there was the usual great demand.

Cutting will begin as soon as possible.

A highly successful Feile Ceoil was held on Sunday at the Community School. With lots of winners of various ages. Look up our Website for all the Pictures and other details.

This is Hearing Awareness Week. The powers that be are very worried about the state of peoples hearing in view of today’s noisy world and are advising people to take care as it’s a serious issue.

We have a very full program in the run-up to Easter. The Pony Show at the Green Glens this weekend April 12/13 and again from April 17th to 20th.

Our Walks  Committee will hold a two day HillWalking Festival on April 12/13. Three Walks per day. Registration at the Wallis Arms Hotel starting as early as 9am. Walks to suit all tastes, for full information ring 086 3809424.

On Holy Saturday April 19th, a monument will be unveiled at Finaanfield, Kilcorney to King Mahon, Brother of Brian Boru who was slain there a thousand years ago. Ever since a simple stone on the roadside was known as Mahon’s Rock. And well done to all those who kept this historic feature alive until now.

The place will be signposted on the Butter Road and the ceremony will take
place at 2pm. All Welcome.

On Easter Sunday the Millstreet Monument Committee will host their annual commemoration at the Monument in the Town Square at 12.30. Oration will be given by local historian Jack Lane.
Community Council  five-mile Fun  walk in aid of Astro Turf Fund on Easter Monday April 21. Registration at Kilmeedy Castle at 11am. Light refreshments at journeys end.

Community Council meeting at the Hotel tonight starting at 9.

Our lovely Country Park is open every day from 11 to 7. Look up their website for details of events. Or ring 029 70810.

Ballyhass Wake Park also up and running, with special offers. Again contact them on line.

There is a Blood Donor Clinic in  town on to-morrow Wednesday. At the GAA Hall from 4.30 to 8.30 please give it your usual full support.

The AGM of the Millstreet Town Park Committee will be held  at the Canon O Donovan Centre on Friday night  April 11th starting at 8.30.

Ring IRD Duhallow for details of their new free warm home plan. And also their “Life Skills Programme” ,aimed at over 18s with mild forms of Depression, Anxiety or Stress. 029 60633.

The Co. Council have placed notices in all our Graveyards asking people not to leave litter thrown around there. And show respect for  the resting place of our late loved ones.

Out in Cullen they are starting a 12 week weight loss program.

For details contact Orla O Connor  086 062 39 19.

The Millstreet Community gym is up and running by the popular Jennifer Collins. Opening hours are:
Mon: 9am-12
Tues: 9am-12 and 6-10pm
Wed: 7.30am-12 and 6-10pm
Thurs: 7.30am -12
Fri: 9am-12 and 5-10pm
Sat: 9am-12 and 2-6pm

Music at the pub in Carriganima this Saturday night is by Back on Track.

And the parents Association of Cariganima National School will hold a
Cookery Demonstration with Chef Frank Moynihan, at the Riverside Park Hotel
Macroom on Wednesday April 23rd.starting at 8. Contact 087 93 44 174.

The Disabled Drivers Association will hold their annual collection prior
to all masses on this weekend, Saturday 12th/ Sunday 13th in Millstreet,
Ballydaly and Cullen. Your support would be greatly appreciated.

The Duhallow U21 B Football Championship Final between Dromtariffe and
Croke Rovers goes ahead in Millstreet on Sunday next at 7pm

Slán is beannacht Dé libh go léir.

(Goodbye and God’s Blessing on you all)

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