Dia is mhuire diobh go leir a cairde and welcome to News Report 1246 from Millstreet. Fondest Greetings dear listeners and I wish you all the very best on this cold and Seasonal Tuesday morning.
It’s gone past the eighth of December that means the Christmas shopping and posting has arrived at fever pitch. December 8th was often set aside by people to write their Christmas Cards or in the days before Sunday trading it was the big family Christmas Shopping day. But times change. But getting ready for Christmas never does. In spite of all the wise things that we say we’ll do every year, we wind up doing the same things again. Getting caught at the last minute for presents, buying too much food as if it were going out of fashion and so on.
Our Community Singers gave a wonderful recital at the Sandpit House Bar recently where they were recorded for a future program of the popular TV Program, Nationwide.
The Millstreet Development Group held a very successful two day Christmas Market at the GAA Hall on Saturday and Sunday. Where a wide range of crafts and foods and Christmas present ideas were on sale. Not least among them the new 2015 Millstreet Calendar and the Community Singers CD which is selling very well and are still on sale in many outlets in the town.
Our shops are full of gift ideas. To make it more trouble free, vouchers to suit all pockets can be got at hairdressers. Petrol stations, coal and fuel outlets, pharmacies, butchers, to mention just a few. Above all please shop at home. And don’t forget to give the special €1 postage stamps as souveniers this year as the feature a scene from one of our Harry Clarke window in our Church.
And the good works go on and on. In the Cullen Special Needs Association held their Annual Mass and Christmas Party on Saturday.
This weekend they have the reopening of their newly refurbished community Hall on this Saturday December 13th at 8pm, and all are welcome Music by the ever popular Kelt. A great night is guaranteed.
Cullen Young at Heart Bus outing on Thursday to the Rivenside Hotel in Macroom for lunch and afternoon dancing.
Church Gate Collection in aid of St Vincent de Paul December 13th & 14th
The Annual New Years Day Swim in the Black Water goes ahead as usual this year, at 12.30 on Jan 1st. Contact Mgt Crean 087 221 2864.
Theres a box at O Regans Mill where you can donate dried foods, warm hats and scarfs and toileteries for Cork Simon. Before Dec.17th.
The Popular Strings Group want to thank all those who supported their recent Concert and raised €600.
The AGM of our Town Park is on Friday Dec. 16th starting at 8pm in ther Canon O Donovan Centre.
Still with the same venue our Gramaphone Circle monthly meeting will be held there on this Friday December 12th starting at 8.15 where the presenter will be Margaret McCarron, from Bandon and Cullen.
Watch out on youTube and our Website this week for our first LTV2 program of the season. LTV1 have lovely programs on TV every Sunday evening from 5.30 and on Wednesdays at 8.30. These programs are transmitted from Clara Mountain and should be easy enough to access.
I have a note from Gillian McCarthy to thanks all those who supported the Gala Table quiz at McCarthys Bar which raised in excess of €1,000 for the Union Hall Life Boats Fund.
Aloe Vera Launch at the Bridge Bar to-night, and all are welcome.
Many Schools are about to close for Christmas and on this Thursday December 11th Cloghoula National School will host their Christmas Mass and Nativity Play followed by lovely refreshments starting at 11 and all are welcome. Always a lovely event.
In Kilcorney they have their equal event on Monday December 13th at 6.30pm.
Aubane Social Club welcomed Santa on Sunday last when he arrived in a four-wheeled horsedrawn carriage driven by Declan Barrett.
In case you missed the BUDS of Ballybunion at the Glen Theatre they want you to knolw that they are staging it one more time. Its on this Sunday night December 14th Starting at 8.30. Please don’t miss it this time. I certainly won’t.
On the previous night Saturday December 13th they have the laun ch of their wonderful CD featuring all those who took part in thrf Voice of the Glen Competition. Another great Christmas gift. Ther phone number for these events 02956239.
And coming up to the Birthday of Christ, Divine Mercy Novena continues in our Church this Sunday 14th December and again on the 21st. Eucharistic Adoration, is in Millstreet Church on Tuesdays from 10.30 am to 10. 30 pm. and in Cullen Church on Thursdays from 10am to 7pm. Please give a little time to the Lord.
Our Weekly Lotto draw was held at Corkerys Bar on Sunday night. Numbers drawn were 1. 2, 13, 18 and the Jackpot was not won. €100 went to Millstreet Juveline GAA ,the Seller was Mairead Daly and she got €50 seller prize.
€50 went toJack O Riordan, Claramore,
€20 each to Eileen Enright ,Station Rd, Noreen Corkery, West End. K .D. J. Millsweel Resturaunt.
Millstreet Junior GAA Club. Peg Carroll c/o Joan Casey. Collins Family Rathmore, Johnnie Moylan, Coole and Anita & John c/o Patsy Mac. Jackpot for next week €16,400 the draw at the Mal Passo Bar on Sunday Night.
Following the Lotto draw on Sunday night the chairman Noel Buckley on behalf of the committee, extended a sincere good wish for future happiness to Patrick Corkery, Son of Noreen and Denis and Caroline Daly daughter of John Joe and Helen of Liscahane who are getting married this week having returned home from Australia to resettle at home.
Many congratulations to Georgina Stanley only daughter of Michael and Noreen and Mark O Callaghan of Skibbereen who got engaged over the weekend.
Agus sinn a Bfuil a Cairde,for C103 this is Eily Buckley saying many thanks for listening agus slán is beannacht Dé libh go léir.