Dia is mhuire diobh go leir a cairde and welcome to News Report 1228 from Millstreet .Fondest greetings dear listeners and I wish you all the very best on this hazy Tuesday morning, the last one in July.
Sadly we said a fond farewell to our beloved Jugglers at the weekend. From 40 countries they endeared themselves to our entire Community during their stay. They infused an air of fun and wellbeing into us all. They performed their mighty skills in all sorts of places. On top of Clara Mountain. At Commatrush Lake, Kilmeedy Castle, Tubrid Well, to name just a few.
Sean Radley gave tours of the town every day, and there was a big turn out each time. The Sun shone for most of the time and it was lovely to see them in their hundreds, enjoying Millstreet Cuisine, while sitting on the edge of footpaths or walls and having the cupla focail with all around them.
Their behaviour was impeccable, and as I said, the Grand Parade on Saturday surpassed all expectations. A huge crowd lined the streets and they were not disappointed.
The Town looked beautiful following its recent facelift. And the Mini Festival organised by our Development Group added further enjoyment to the weekend.
The Karaoke Idol on Friday night was great fun. As was the Soap Box race on Sunday Afternoon.
But there is no time to sit back, with 18 countries already in place at the Green Glens, arriving since 6 o clock on Monday morning.
It was a speedy turn around. Exit Jugglers enter the European Pony Championships. It’s a sight in itself to see the huge horse wagons from all over Europe tightly squeezed into every inch of the parking spaces in the grounds of the Green Glens.
Parking for the general public for the duration of the Show will be in the grounds of the Community School.
The program for the week is wide and varied. For the next four days it will all be at the Green Glens.
Four Arenas for Show jumping and one for Dressage.
And on Saturday the Spectacular Cross Country event will be held in Drishane.
This is a first for this 300 area estate. And following months of preparation it is a sight to behold. Look out for the clever and novel use that has been made of the beautiful old trees that fell victim to the cruel storms of last winter. See the huge Millwheel
Slowly turning at the side of an ancient kiln that was used in the past to burn precious lime for neighbouring farms. New Water features and extensive replanting adding their own beauty to the scene.
Again parking is in the Community School Grounds. There are talks of Shuttle transport .Please check this out.
Every Night there will be a line-up of fun events, like you never saw before, in the Green Glens Arena all for your enjoyment.
Please keep an eye on the website and don’t miss a thing.
We wish the Duggan Family and this new venture, every success and God’s Blessing in the days ahead.
As I mentioned last week, the Jack & Jill Organisation will have a collection stand in the Arena all day for the duration of the Show. By kind permission of the Duggan Family.
Volunteers are welcome .If you’d like to help please approach the people in charge, on site. Or contact me at 086 316 32 85.
Any day any time would be appreciated.
Our weekly Lotto draw was held on Sunday night at the popular McCarthy’s Bar. Numbers drawn were 1, 3, and 24. 27. And the Jackpot was not won. €100 went to Anthony Kelleher Macroom, the seller was Coleman’s and they got €50 sellers prize, €50 went to Anna McCarthy Boherbue, €20 each to Hugh & Pauline c/o Tarrant’s, J. Buckley, Dooneen, Patsy c/o Jerry Lehane, J and S Collins, Kilcorney, Margaret Buckley Drishane rd., Kathleen McCarthy, Carriginma, Maurice Murphy, Drishane Rd, Bernadette and Con Donnelly c/o 19 Murphy’s Tce.
Jackpot for next week €12,600 the Draw at the Clara Inn on Sunday night.
A note from the Cullen Special Needs association wishing to thank all those who helped to make their Annual Harvest day the great success that it was.
Let me remind you again that the Boherbue Festival will be held on Sunday next August 3rd, with all the usual attractions that made it such an outstanding Success last year, Please support it well.
Likewise your full support is needed out in Ballinagree on next Sunday August 3rd, for their Annual Vintage Day, including a grand raffle in aid of Macroom District Hospital. And lots more
A note here to say that a gala dance will be held at the Platform on Mushera on Friday August 8th.
From 8.30 to 10.30, Music by Mike and Helen of Southern Pride.
Sliabh Luachra Traditional Fest, will be held in Knocknagree this Saturday & Sunday August 2/3, Details from 087 4116676
Open Garden in aid of Cork Simon Community 2/3/4/ August at the Water Margin ,Kenmare ,For more information contact
Our Parish Finance meeting to-night at the Parish Centre at 8.
A note from Jerry Lehane tours, Banteer. A Bus going to
Tullamore show Sunday 10th August
Leaving Millstreet 8:30, Kanturk 8:50, Mallow 9:10.
Early booking essential Contact Jerry 0872833696.
Our Pitch ‘n Putt Club will host a 3Ball Scramble, on Bank Holiday
Monday night August 4th. All Classes welcome,
Beginners, Boys & Girls, Men & Women. Starts at 7pm.
Eucharistic Adoration in Millstreet & Cullen at the usual times during the week.
Slan is Beannacht De libh go leir
(Goodbye and God’s