Regional Report 1214 – 22nd April 2014



Eily Buckley

Dia is mhuire diobh go leir a cairde and welcome to news report 1214 from Millstreet. Fondest greetings dear listeners and I wish you all the very best on this nice, calm Tuesday morning.Our weekend was action packed as usual. Our Easter services were very well attended ,in all three churches. Canon John was glad of help from Fr. Paddy O Byrne, and parishioners were delighted to see him taking up some parish duties again.

Holy Thursday, Good Friday, Holy Saturday and Easter Sunday each brought it’s own special meaning to the Easter weekend. And we have to say manythanks to Our Clergy, Our Parish Choir and all those who worked behind thescenes to make our Easter period so special.

Down at the Green Glens it was horses all the way from Friday to Sunday
evening. Completing two extra weekends of equestrian events on our annual calendar. Shops and services always gain from such happenings which is a welcome boost.

The warm sun shone bright on the slopes of Mushera Mountain on Saturday for the unveiling of the King Mahon Stone. It was a wonderfully historic event when a memorial stone was unveiled to this man who was murdered there over a thousand years ago. The well -known local-born historian, Jack Lane gave a very enlightening oration and the King Mahon Stone was unveiled by Miss OBrien who is a direct descendant of the man himself. Fr.Sean Tucker blessedthe stone ,and our Pipe Band played the National Anthem. Historians from all quarters gathered round in brilliant sunshine to laud the occasion. Two men who came in for special mention were Tom Goggin and Denis McSweeney, they more than any other, were the people who kept the story of this stone alive until such time as a proper memorial was erected to it. After the ceremony, all were invited to a special reception at the Social Centre in Kilcorney.

A special booklet has been compiled to mark the occasion and it is on sale

Easter Sunday saw the annual commemoration being held at the monument in the town square. Again Jack Lane was there to deliver a fine oration and
Councillor Noel Buckley read the proclamation. A decade of the Rosary was
said and as they did in Mushera the previous day, Our pipe Band played the
National Anthem.

The fine weather which blessed all our events over the weekend seemed to
fade when it came to Bank Holiday Monday When the Community Council had planned their sponsored walk in Kilmeedy in aid of their Astro Turf Pitch. The turnout was less than expected but those who went were not
disappointed. In fact they were overjoyed at the lovely walk, spectacular
scenery and a warming cup of tea at Kilmeedy Castle on their Return.

I was asked by the Community Council to thank the Buckley Families for
providing the much needed facilities. LVT2 cameras were there so look up
the website for more coverage, of all our weekend happenings.
A great crowd took part in the Vintage run which took off from the Square
on Easter Sunday.

Our beautiful Country Park pulled out all the stops over the weekend and
made it the talk of the town, with all the various items that they put on
for children of all ages.

And this Saturday April 26th,all roads lead to there again for the
challenging Monster Mac. Comprising of running, biking and kayaking. Look uptheir website for all the details.

Our Gramophone Circle Monthly meeting will be held on Friday night April
25th starting at 8.15 at the Canon O Donovan Centre. Presenter Nora Burke
Kanturk. And all are welcome.

A notice here from the Irish Blood Transfusion Service, to say many thanks
to the 132 donors who supported them on their recent visit to Millstreet.

The AGM of our Town Park committee will be held on Friday night April 25th, at the Canon O Donovan Centre starting at 8.30

And all are welcome.

IRD Duhallow in conjunction with AWARE,
HAVE A 6 WEEK LIFE -SKILLS Programme starting on May 7th. Registration is
essential Contact Peter or Alex. 029 60633.

All Hallows College present a seminar entitled
Young Adult Faith Development , on Saturday May 10th for more details.

Ring 01 85 20 718.

PAC of Carraignma National School present an Evening of Cooking with Chef
Frank Moynihan,tonight at the Riverside Park Hotel ,Macroom, Starting at 8 sharp.

This week Joanne O Riordan and myself share our birthdays on Thursday
April 24th, in a rather novel way . She’s 18,turn that around and you’ll
have my age. Only happens once in a lifetime.

And Annual 15mile walk from Kilnamartyra to Shrone takes place on Sunday May 4th. Details later.


Mary Immaculate College will hold a conference on May 23/24 entitled Pope Francis, The Man and His Message .Details from Dr Eugene Duffy 061 204 968.


Divine Mercy Sunday April 27th. Devotions in Millstreet Church will start
at 3pm. Confessions at 2.30.


Legion of Mary Meeting at the Sacristy to-night at 8 and all are welcome.


The weekly Lotto Draw was held last night at McCarthys Bar. Numbers drawn were 2,9, 18, 21 and the Jackpot was not won.

€100 went to Conor & Daragh , Balbriggan ,the seller was Michael Healy and
he got €50 sellers prize. €50 went to Miah Murphy, Fairfield, June
Pomeroy, Clara, Breda FitzGerald. Minor Row, Phil Sheehan. Ceim, Bina O
Mahony ,Knocknagree, Kieran Cronin, Clara Rd. Los Zargus F C. Russell
Mackey Minor Row, Grace & Co. c/o of Graces Hair salon.

Jackpot for next week €9,800 the draw at the Clara inn on Sunday night.


Millstreet overcame Cullen by a narrow margin in the Duhallow Junior
Football Championship played in Rathcoole last evening.

Well done to Dromtariffe Ladies Football on winning the

Co. u21 Ladies Football Championship.


At the All Ireland Senior Scór Finals in Castlebar on Saturday next,
Millstreet represent Cork in the Table Quiz.


Agus sinn a bfuil a Cairde, for C103, this is Eily Buckley saying many
thanks for listening, agus Slan is beannacht De libh go leir.






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