Regional Report 1224 – 1st July 2014



Eily Buckley

Dia is mhuire diobh go leir a Cairde and welcome to News report 1224 from Millstreet. Fondest Greetings dear listeners and I wish you all the very best on this lovely Summery Tuesday morning the first Day of July.

The month of June went very fast, because it brought some beautiful sunny weather which raised al our spirits. People went about their work with a light heart, happy in the knowledge that the sun that greeted them at dawn was still shining at the end of the day. We had lots of outdoor pursuits by way of team games and organised walks.

The Willie Neenan Memorial 10k walk was very well supported on Friday evening and supporters had the town decorated with bunting etc for it which added to the atmostphere.

There was lots of Millstreet support for the Shane Dennehy Walk in Rathmore on Sunday, in aid of Suicide Awareness.

Further to that, families took advantage of the sunny weekend to go on picnics and trips to the seaside. And thankfully everything went well with any injury or loss of life.

The Sun shone on Cloghoula National School on Thursday for their annual Mass and BBQ before closing for the Summer Holidays.

And no less than seven priests officiated the annual Mass at scenic St John’s Well on Tuesday night, again in beautiful sunshine. And the dance that followed at the Platform in Mushera went on till late.Well done to all concerned.


Our Town featured prominently on the current issue of the Irish Catholic Newspaper. When lots of pictures of our Corpus Christy caught the eye of their correspondent. It was very gratifying, as our Parade was well up on other years. And the newly painted houses and decorated windows showed our town off to the best advantage. So you never know who is watching. See the pictures on the website.

And talking of painting, the painting of our town is moving along steadily. Lots of Walls and gables and businesses are looking as new .Thanks to the combined efforts of all the helpers.

It continues again this week and everybody is asked to come out and keep up the good work.

And we have a host of wonderful events to look forward to in July. A mini Festival, almost two weeks of Juggling and a new 5day Pony Show.


First on the list will be the return of the European Juggling Convention, which will run from July 19th to 27th. I cannot emphasise this event enough. It’s a 9 day event with something for all the family. It will bring up to 3,000 extra people from all over the Globe, to our town for that length of time and maybe longer. Shops and stores and services are sure to see an upsurge in business as a result. And those with good accommodation to offer please ring the Office at the Green Glens 02970800. or call to the Museum.
Our Development Group are holding a Mini Fest in Conjunction with the Juggling event.

It will include the Karaoke Competition at the Wallis Arms Hotel on July 25th ,with lots of cash prizes to be won, for Best Singer, Best look-a-like ,plus prizes on the door ticket. Food will be served Admission €10.

Contact Nuala for details at 087 981 82 20.


The Buggy Race will be held on July 27th, over the same ground as last year. Please contact Bertie Buckley at the Men’s Shed for the list of conditions before you begin to assemble your buggy. Bertie’s number is 087 679 38 41.

The Planes of Drishane are being made more beautiful day by day in preparation for the 2014 European Pony Championships which will be held there from July 29 to August 3rd. This is an extra show that has been added, to our already busy ShowJumping schedule.

Seventeen European Countries are coming to take part in this high class event. Their program will include, Eventing, Dressage ,and Cross Country ,to name but a few. Three hundred acres of the planes of Drishane have been reseeded , over five hundred new trees planted ,with spectacular uses being made of some of the huge fallen ones, man-made lakes added , as well as challenging obstackles to be negociated by the cream of Europe’s Bloodstock.

Contact IRD Duhallow,at 029 60633. for details of their Duhallow Trail Walk on Monday July 21st.
The AGM of IRD Duhallow will be held at the James O Keeffe Institute on Wednesday July 23rd at 8.

A note from John Joe Herlihy to remind you of his weekly dances at the Edel Quinn Hall. Next one is on Saturday July 5th in aid of Mallow General Hospital ,with a host of well-known musicians,including Peter Lane, Sheila FitzGerald and lots more

Please give it your best support. Adm €10.

Our Weekley Lotto Draw was held at Tarrants Bar on Sunday night. Numbers drawn were 9, 20, 21, 23 and the Jackpot was not won. €100 went to I.T. c/o Ita Hickey. Ita was Seller and got €50 sellers prize. €50 went to Sinead Flahive Drichane Rd. €20 each to Anna McCarthy Boherbue, Bobo Lanlan, c/o Mal Passo. John O Sullivan, Tullig, Paddy McCarthy, Lackabawn. Gerard Rohen, Lackabawn. Eileen Collins, Clara Rd. Joan O Connor, c/o Joan Casey. And Tara & Oisin O Keeffe Dernagree.
Jackpot for next week €11,800,the draw at the Bush Bar on Sunday night.
O Driscoll Travel Macroom have a pilgrimage going to Poland on the first of October, following the footsteps of John Paul 2nd.

Contact number 026 41342.


Our Lovely Country Park is hosting

Irelands Annual Bug Festival this Sunday the 6th of July .

All are invited to come for a great day packed of fun and adventure.

There will be lots of Activities for all ages including:

Family Bug Hunt

Treasure Hunt

Wildlife Arts & Crafts

Face Painting

Bouncing Castle

And much more.

Look them up on their Website.


Admission: Children go FREE(16 and under), Adults are €9, OAP and Students €6

A Family pass is €15.00 and the Season ticket this year is €20.00


Please ring Breda at our local Library for details of their Summer Arts at Millstreet Library.

Contact 029 21920


The Adoration Sisters Wexford are hosting a Vocations Awareness Day on next Saturday July 5th. For ladies from the age of 25 to 45, who may like to join the Religious life.

Details from 053 912 41 34.


Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament in our Church every Tuesday & Wednesday from 10.30 am to 10.30 pm and in Cullen on Thursdays from 10am to 7pm. Please give a little time to the Lord. Confessions in our Church every Saturday from 12,30 to 1pm.



Millstreet overcame Dromtariffe in the Duhallow Junior A Football Championship played in Cullen.

On Saturday next, Millstreet hosts the Munster U15 Football Tournament Final for the Humphrey Kelleher Memorial Cup.


Stay in touch with our Website It is updated every day.


Please continue to enjoy the lovely weather and above all stay safe.


Slan is Beannacht De libh go leir.

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