Regional Report 1227.


Eily Buckley

Dia is mhuire diobh go leir a cairde and welcome to News Report 1227 from Millstreet.Fondest greetings dear listeners and I wish you all the very best on this wet and balmy Tuesday morning.

Well The Week has finally come.

The week when we welcome back the mighty European Juggling Festival after six years. Last time 30 countries came and this time we have ten more. They are made up of people of both genders, all ages and nationalities and they raise the spirits of our Town with their merry ways and spectacular skills. We meet them in the shops and they whizz along the streets on one wheel bikes, some on stilts. It’s like one big Circus.

It has taken four years of planning to bring this monster event to fruition, and many of the members work as volunteers, to save overall expense. Global co-operation that could teach the whole world a lesson.

They love to interact with the community and every morning they put on Circus shows at the GAA Hall for little children.


The Big attraction on Saturday is the Parade. It’s their way of giving something free to the people .It starts at one thirty, and no words of mine could do justice to this spectacular extravaganza.

It will be an explosion of colour and movement and music. This is my last chance to remind you of it, so please make a note. The Parade, having passed both ways through the town, will continue into the Town Park where they will put on further displays and end with the customary shout HUP when all the Jugglers will form a tight square and throw all their artefacts high into air. So have your cameras at the ready.


Still on Saturday, down at the Green Glens on Saturday evening two Gala Shows are on the list, doors opened for the first at 5.30 , show starts at 6.

And the second, doors opened at 9 and show starts at 9.30.

Admission €15 for adults and U16 €8.

The cream of the world’s performers will be on stage at the Green Glens that night. Don’t miss it.

Sadly on Sunday July 27th will see the mighty European Juggling Festival leave town. We hope taking with them happy memories of their week in Millstreet, to all parts of the World.


Our Development Group are working hard on their Mini Fest. Which they are running this Friday Saturday & Sunday.

Kicking off on Friday night with a Karaoke Idol at the Wallis Arms Hotel. Great Prizes for the Best look-a-like and the Best Singer. Spot prizes galore and a special draw on the door ticket for those arriving before 9. Food will be served. Admission €10.


Be ready to greet the Juggling Parade on Saturday at one thirty

and on Sunday, Trike Drifting at 2 followed by the popular Soap Box Race and Traditional Music on the Streets.

A note from Bertie Buckley, he wants all those taking part in the race, to be in place at K&L’s Yard, Mount Leader, by 1.30.


The AGM of IRD Duhallow will be held at the James O OKeeffe Institute on to-morrow Wednesday night at 8pm.

And keep in touch with IRD Duhallow for details of their regular country Walks. And also details of their Summer Camps.


Following closely on the heels of our Juggling event will be the spectacular European Pony Championships from Tuesday July 29th to Sunday August 3rd.

Events will incorporate both the Green Glens and the planes of Drishane Estate. This is a first for this regal venue and will draw fierce attention. Seventeen Countries are entered for a program which will include among others, Cross Country, and Dressage championships.


During this Show July 29rd to August 3rd by kind permission from the Duggan Family. The Jack and Jill Foundation will hold a fundraising stall in the Green Glens. The Jack & Jill foundation is a voluntary body which helps people who have babies with serious health problems. The Foundation are asking for local volunteers to help with this great work, by giving a little of their time at some stage during the week. If you can help with this great work

Please contact me at 086,316 32 85



Boherbue is hosting a Summer Festival Family Day-Sun-3 August- from 2:00 pm. There will be A Puppet Theatre–B B Q– Mad Hatter T Party themed Picnic—- Mega Bouncy Castles [2]–Novelty Races–Stalls–Sweet Shop–Minnie and Mickey Mouse–Competitions and Live Music. There will be a live full piece Brass Band, The St Nicholas Brass Band from Carrigaline, Cork. There will also be Piano Duets by Emma and Niamh Fitzgerald. Caroline Ryan will sing with piano accompaniment. Eileen Linehan will also perform. She will a conduct a Group of young Girl Guides in their musical debut.



Ballinagree vintage vehicle society is gearing up for their 12th annual harvest festival and family fun day. This year, note; it is earlier! It’s on Sunday 3rd August, commencing at 1. 30. Vintage vehicle owners can register on arrival in the field. The newly selected Mayor will be present to meet everybody. Come and enjoy a large display of vintage cars, tractors and machinery .old style cooking. Various stalls and side shows. Dog show. Best dressed Lady Competition. Free entertainment for children and fun for adults too! Raffle in aid of Macroom Community Hospital. Tickets on sale presently in local shops and will be on sale on the day. Raffle will take place later in the evening. Music in the ploughman Bar on the night. Great day out for all the family, so do come along and enjoy while supporting a worthy cause too.


Our Weekly Lotto Draw was held on Sunday night at the Mal Passo Bar. Numbers drawn were2, 27, 29 32 and the Jackpot was not won. €100 went Fiona & Jerry c/o Timmy’s the seller was Tom Carroll and he got €50 sellers prize, €50 went to Pat Barrett, Carrigacooleen. €20 each to Joan Wall, Station Rd. Julia Mary Buckley, kilowen Geraldine Henchion Castlemarnier, Ann & Martin c/o Tarrant’s. Joan & Martin Healy, Killarney Rd. Pirese & Donnacha c/o McCarthy’s, Anita & Sean c/oPatsy Mac. & Denis Dennehy, Clara trd.


Jackpot for next week €12,400 the draw at McCarthy’s Bar on Sunday night.


Great Book entitled The Great Famine in Duhallow, will be Launched by Fr. Sean Tucker after 7.30pm Mass in Newmarket on Friday July 25.


Eucharistic Adoration at Millstreet Church on Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 10.30 am to 10.30 pm and in Cullen on Thursdays from 10 am to 7.

Bingo in Millstreet every Thursday night.

slan is beannacht De libh go leir.



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