Dia is mhuire diobh go leir a cairde and welcome to News Report 1231 from Millstreet.
Fondest greetings dear listeners and I wish you all the very best on this soft and dewy Tuesday morning.
First this morning I’d like to extend a fond Slan Abhaile, a Bon Voyage or a plain Goodbye to all the people who have been with us in recent times. Equestrian people, Stall holders, Volunteers, caterers or the general public who just came to see.
Millstreet is resting today following a long line of events which came in quick succession since the middle of April. Prestigious Horse events with the weeklong International Juggling fitted in between that brought over 70 countries into Millstreet & Ireland.
There were many highlights along the way. Too many for me to mention. But the most outstanding of all had to be the Eventing at Drishane on the early days of July. That day Noel C clocked up another notch on his long list of earthmoving achievements.
Not even the Wallis’s, the ancient Landlords of Drishane, could have outdone the mammoth performance that he brought off that day. And the good news is that it remains intact. It is a vast extension of 300 acres, to his existing show grounds.
Ready at any given time, to do it all again.
Over the summer months I’m sure lots of you have some wonderful pictures taken, especially this year with all that was happening .If you have some special ones please send them in to any one of our Website crew, Hannelie O Connor, Sean Radley or Michael Cashman. And they will share them with us all, free of charge. And by the way I want to send a very Happy, if belated Birthday Greeting to Michael Cashman. The man who took to the air with his camera, in his hang-glider over Millstreet, to bring us aerial details of our busiest events.
Other Fixtures confirmed at the Green Glens, for the coming months include the
National Dairy Show October 18th.
Owners Pony & Young Riders Charity Show October 24/25/26/.
Annual Self Build and Renovate Show November 7/8/9/.2014.
Our Weekly Lotto draw was held at Tarrant’s Bar on Sunday night. Numbers were drawn out by Davy Tarrant and they were 23, 24, 26, and 31. And for the first time in the history of the Lotto. There was no ticket in box 23. Few people start to mark their tickets with such a high number.
€100 went to Susan o Leary Murphy’s Terrace. The Seller was Patsy Mac. And he got €50 sellers prize. €50 went Lisa Corkery. Coomligane, €20 to Mary Cronin, Liscahane, S Scannell Rylane. Kelly Cronin. c/o Tom Carroll. Bernie Cahill. Rathmore, Tenzin Gyatse c/o the Malpasso. Nora Kelleher, Minor Row. Con O Connor Rathrue.
Jackpot for next week €13,200 the draw at the Bush Bar on Sunday night.
The AGM of the Aubane Social Centre takes place to-night at 8.30.
Our roads at Kilmeedy East & West reaching as far as Cruighs Cross in Ballydaly will closed from now until October 5th. to facilitate work by the ESB. Signposting will be in place.
Our Monthly Gramophone Circle meeting will this Friday night August 22nd, starting at 8.15 at the Canon O Donovan Centre and all are welcome.
A note from Sean Radley to say many thanks to all those who supported the Millstreet Tourist Office /Museum/ Website the recent church gate collection which amounted to €1,434.88 Please be reminded that this money goes into the upkeep on these important voluntary services in the town for a whole year.
Further donations can be given at any time.
The church gate collection this coming weekend (23rd/24th) in Millstreet & Cullen for Cuan Mhuire, Bruree (Ireland’s largest voluntary provider of Rehabilitation Treatment for individuals suffering from addiction and other related issues).
Catholic Grandparents Association annual Pilgrimage to Knock on Sunday September 14th. Bookings for the Diocese of Kerry can be made from September 1st.
Contact John Paul Pastoral Centre 064 6632644.
Legion of Mary Meeting in our Parish Centre every Monday night. And the Annual Legion of Mary Pilgrimage to Knock in on Sunday September 28th, Bus €20 Contact 087 9048659.
And still with the Legion, Young Adults are invited to the Kerry Comitium of the Legion of Mary which takes place at All Hallows College Dublin this weekend August 30/31st.
Contact Liam at 086 8888918.
Our hearties congratulations go out to all our students who got their leaving Cert results and we wish them God’s Blessings on their choice of careers.
And for the our beginners just to let them know that Little Treasures Pre-School re-opens on Monday September 1st.
For full information contact Rena 087 9262842.
Please let me remind you that the laundry service which was carried out by Marie at the Shoe Shop will now be continued by Noreen’s Boutique next door. Bags of laundry can be dropped in three times a week Monday, Wednesday and Friday for collection the second next day.
I would like to thank Marie O Sullivan for providing us with this wonderful service over many years and thank Noreen for keeping it up.
I’d like to extend a warm Millstreet welcome home to the many people who are here on holiday from Australia at the moment. We hope they enjoy their stay.
We were all saddened by Corks defeat on Sunday, but everybody gave great praise to Mark Ellis’s performance on the day.
But the show has to go on,
Millstreet play Lyre in the Duhallow Junior A Football Championship semi final in Knocknagree tomorrow Wednesday at 8pm.
Eucharistic Adoration continues in Millstreet and Cullen at the usual times during the week.
Confessions in Millstreet church every
Saturday from 12.30 to 1.
Slan is beannacht De libh go leir.
(Goodbye and God Bless you all)