Regional Report 1263 – 28th April 2015



Eily Buckley

Dia is mhuire diobh go leir a cairde and welcome to News Report 1263 from Millstreet.  Fondest Greetings dear listeners and I wish you all the  best on this very changable Tuesday morning.

At all Masses at the weekend our Canon John read out a request from the head of the Unions of Ireland asking that today Tuesday April 28th be deemed as a day of Prayer for all those who were killed  in the course of their work. He said it was the first time that this request was ever made.

The Sacrament of Confirmation will be conferred on 80 children of Millstreet Parish on tomorrow Wednesday, Ceremony starting at 3.30 and all are welcome to attend.

Times of Eucharistic adoration for Wednesday have been slightly altered as a result. It will be held from 10.30 am to 2.30 pm and again from6.30 to 10.30pm.

Confessions every Saturday from 12,30 to 1pm.

The weather is really living up to what we called Garabheen na g’Uuach( Cuchoo) when we were young. It referred to the last weeks of April and the first two weeks of May when the climate went willy nilly and unpredictable. It used to fill those who had hens down hatching with dread in case the heavy hailstones pelting off the galvenised roofs would kill the birds in their shells. But that was fado fado.

The sudden slump in temperatures  last week sent us all scurrying for the warm clothes once again.

Even family pets were seen to be distressed by the sudden cold snap. And should get special attention at this time.

But cold did not deter all those who took part in the MonsterMac which was centred at our Country Park on Saturday. Look up our website for the results.

The  collection which was held in the town on Daffodil Day realised in excess of €4,000, Well done to organiser Phil Sheehan and her team of helpers. And they want to say many thanks to all those who supported them in any way.


This Thursday night April 30th, all are invited to Cullen for and evening of Fashion,beauty and Vintage Tea Party. Admission is free and a great night is assured.


Millstreet sent a book of Condolences to the Buckley Family on the recent tragic death of their beloved Karen. RIP.


Friday is the first of May and all are welcome to join our Active Retired Group at Tubrid Well at 11am where they will recite the Rosary, followed by May Day Celebration.


And still with Tubrid Well, the Holy rosary will be recited there every evening during the month of May at 8pm and all are welcome.


Feile na Bealtaine,organised by IRD Duhallow will kick off on  this Friday, when the Toureencahill Group will host their May Day Annual Mass in honour of the Blessed Virgin Mary to take place at their local Grotto starting at8pm and all are welcome.


And also that evening  a Magnificent Choral Concert will be held at the Church of the Immaculate Conception, Boherbue starting at 7,30. It will  feature Duhallow’s International choir plus a Choir from Denmark. Admission is €10

To book a place contact Louise at 029 60633.


On Saturday  May 2nd, it’s the Dawn Chorus at Castlemagnier starting out from Ballyhass National School at 5am.

And on  Sunday Donoghmore Active Retired Group are holding a Country ‘n Western type  social dance at their Community Centre.


Here are the results of this weeks parish lotto draw which was held at Tarrants Bar on Sunday night. Numbers drawn were

  1. 19. 29. 32, and the Jackpot was not won.

€100 went to Peggy Tarrant ,The Canon O Donovan Centre. the seller was Denny Cronin and he got €50 prize.

€50 went to M. Dowling c/o Patsy Mac.

€20 each to Martina Dowling Liscahane, Mark Barrett, C/O the Bush Bar.  Bina O Mahony Knocknagree, Cian Hagerty C/o Patsy Mac, O’Keeffe Family Bolomore, Nora Fleming Dromahane, and Oisin Hickey,Kilmeedy .

Jackpot for next week €3,800 and please take note that because of the May Bank Holiday the draw will be held on Monday, and it will be at the Bush Bar.


A reminder from out Tidy Towns Committee asking everybody to continue to help the Anti-Litter Campain.  Already there is a marked improvement both in the town and the roads leading to it, so please keep up the good work.


Community Market in Rathmore every Saturday from 11am to 4pm. For details ring Tony 083 1588404.


NEKD Farm Family Support Committee has organised an Interdenominational Service at Castleisland Church on May 1st at 7.30pm and it’s a memorial Mass dedicated to all those who lost loved ones as a result of accidents on the farm.

All welcome.


IRD Duhallow will host a Community Consultaion Meeting at the GAA Hall in Millstreet on Monday May 11th  for communities of Millstreet Aubane Ballydaly and Rathcoole .

The Leader Program for 2014-2020 will be the main topic for discussion.

Look up our website for the latest program of LTV2on YouTube


Before I go I want to wish you all a very enjoyable, but safe Bank Holiday weekend.


Agus sinn a bfuil a cairde,this is Eily Buckley saying many thanks for joining me agus slan is beannacht De libh go leir.

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