Regional Report 1226 – 15th July 2014




Eily Buckley

Dia is mhuire diobh go leir a Cairde, and welcome to News Report 1226 from Millstreet.Fondest greetings dear listeners and I wish you all the best on this lovely pleasant Tuesday morning. St. Swittens Day.

Top of the page this morning has to be a huge message of congratulations the Mark Ellis on his wonderful performance as a member of the Cork Hurling team who defeated Limerick in the County Hurling Final on Sunday. Signs were up all over the place wishing him well on Sunday. And lots of prayers that he would be fit to play in spite of his knee injury. Baoichas le Dia it all came up trumps in the end. And on Sunday night all eyes were on the Telly to see the match played all over again and to wallow again in the joy of it all.

History was made in Millstreet that day.
Mark Ellis is the first Millstreet man, ever to hold a
Senior Munster Medal in Hurling. Well done Mark.

Another week has passed and the mighty task of Painting Millstreet Town is going on like clockwork. Happily, it’s almost unbelievable to see the way that people have put their shoulders to the wheel. People who never bothered before, seem to let themselves got caught up in the excitement of it all.
And may God reward their efforts.
The race is on because at the end of this week the colourful European Juggling Convention will roll into town. Over 2,500 people from all over the world will be here from July 19 to 27th.
Bringing colour and fun and friendship during their stay. Centred at the Green Glens, like before they will spill out into the town, to the shops ,the B & B’s, the church the museum, to name but a few.
When they were here a few years ago their members loved nothing better than to show the locals how to do their juggling tricks. So please get ready to give them a cheery, warm, Millstreet Welcome. And be ready to help them to enjoy their stay.
For other details look up their Website.

2014 European Pony Show and Dressage, July 29th to August 3rd. Just a few days after the Juggling event. 17 Countries will attend this equine event which will be held both at the Green Glens and the Drishane Estate.

One week later we’ll have the Annual Millstreet International Horse Show from August 12th to August 17th.
All those with good accommodation to offer please ring the office at the Green Glens 02970800.

Look up our Development Group’s Website for full details of their exciting Mini Fest, which they will run during juggling week. Starting on Friday evening July 25th with Karaoke at the Wallis Arms Hotel. Cash Prizes for the Best singer and the Best look-a-like. Food will be served Admission €10.
On Saturday the Juggling Parade will be held through the town at one, An event not to be missed. It will be followed by a Fun Day in the Park at 5.30.
On Sunday July 27th ,Trike Drifting at 2, followed by the Soap-box race and Traditional Music. For all the details log on to their website
Or Ring Nuala 087 9818220.

Art project at our local Library on the Wednesdays of July from 3-4. Contact Breda 029 21920.

Dancing to all the best Bands at the Edel Quinn Hall on Thursday nights.

Bingo in Millstreet every Thursday night.

Newmarket Show was held at the Green Glens on Sunday. A great crowd attended and they were blessed with fine weather

The Cullen & District Special Needs association will hold their annual Harvest Day, on this Sunday July 20th which is also the Feast day of their local Saint Laitiarnan. Their efforts over the years have given tremendous support to people with Special Needs and their families. So please support them well.

The best of Irish Traditional entertainment every Tuesday night at Bruaich na Carraige,Rockchapel ,Starting nine.
Be there early to get a seat.

The AGM of our Pitch ‘n Putt Club will be held on Saturday July 19th at the GAA Hall at 7.30
And their annual church Gate Collection will be held this weekend July 19/20. Please support them well.

Banteer Annual Show will be held this Sunday with all the usual attractions.

Our Weekly Lotto Draw was held at Corkery’s Bar on Sunday Night, Numbers drawn were7. 8. 10. 20 and the Jackpot was not won. €100 went to John & Pat Randals Minor Row, they were also the seller and got €50 sellers prize, 0 went Helen Kelleher €20 each to Louise & Jason O Connor c/o Mary O Connor, Mary Cronin, Liscahane. Michael Rohan, Lackabawn. Owen Reen, Rathmore, Matt Murphy, Monir Row.Noreen Murphy,Ballydaly,Uncle TOM c/o Jerry Lehane.and Jerry Reardon, Millwheel Resturaunt.
Jackpot for next week €12,200 the draw at the Mal Passo Bar on Sunday night.

Duhallow Cycling Sportive on Saturday July 26th in conjunction with IRD Duhallow and the Corkman.
Ring IRD for details or contact .

Youth 2014 Summer Festival will be held at the Cistertian College Roscrea from August 14th to 17th.Its for ages 16 to 35.To book on line contact
or phone 01 675 36 90.

Ardfert Retreat Centre have a day of Prayer & Healing this Saturday July 19th, starting at 066 713 42 76.

Finally I’d like to extend a fond Cead Mile Failte, (an Irish Welcome) to people who are visiting our area at the moment. We hope they enjoy their stay.

In GAA Millstreet V NewMarket in the Duhallow Junior A Hurling Championship this Friday in Banteer at 8.

Slan is Beannacht De libh go leir.

(Goodbye and God Bless you all)

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