Regional Report 1265 – 12th May 2015



Eily Buckley

Dia is mhuire diobh go leir a cairde and welcome to News Report 1265 from Millstreet.  Fondest greetings dear listeners and I wish you all the very best on this wet but mild Tuesday morning.

The Town of Millstreet echoed to the sounds of pipers music on Sunday Evening as our Community welcomed home the three lovely lassies with their All Ireland Medals from the Boxing Finals which were held in Dublin on Saturday Night.

They were Cloe Barrett, Linda Desmond who won Gold and Megan Lehane, Silver. Our Pipe Band played them through the Town and a gala reception was laid in their honour.

These 12/13 year olds , are indeed to be lauded for their wonderful achievments and I’m sure we’ll be hearing more of them as time goes on.

I’ve a note here from our Tidy Towns Association saying thatMillstreet Tidy Town Association have received adjudication results from first round of Anti Litter Competition 2015. Millstreet are 4th which is brilliant.

That being said we still have a nice bit of ground to make up to reach 1st place,  which is completely achievable. Remember the prize fund for this competition would go a long way to aid our organisations annual outgoings.

The next judging period commences the 11th May and the entire town again is being judged with particular focus on Tanyard Wood on this occasion. Murphy’s Terrace did very well in first adjudication so a massive congratulations to all those who aided there and please, keep up the good work.

As always the weekly Litter Pick Up is on Thursday evening @ 7pm, meeting in The Square. We would so appreciate anybody who could join us. Millstreet are in with a real chance of winning this competition. Hope to see you all there.

Cloghoula Annual Pattern will be held at the School Grounds on Sunday April 24th with all the usual attractions.


Community Council meeting at the Wallis Arms Hotel to-night starting at nine. All members please attend.


Our Active Retired Group will host a monster Table Quiz at the Wallis Arms on to-morrow, Wednesday night, May 13th. in conjunction with Feile na Bealtaine. Starting at 8 and a great night is assured.


And still with Feile na Bealtaine on  Thursday May 14th Introduction to Pitch ‘n putt continues at Newmarket from 11am to 1pm. No previous experience is needed. Registration is a must ,so ring 60633.


On Thursday night  a very pleasant function will be held at the Parish Centre at which Our Community Singers will present  donations from their recent CD.  Dr Declan Soden of CUH will accept the cheque in aid of Breakthrough Cancer Research at the Hospital. Also a cheque will be presented to Mairead Daly in aid of R.O.C.S, the cancer support group which she started up over five years ago, and has helped many people in the area ever since.

Light refreshments will be served and I’m sure there will be a song or two, judging by the group who are running it. All are welcome. Starts at 8.


Friday May 15th, Millstreet Gramaphone Circle at the Canon O Donovan Centre starting at 8.15 Presenter Tim Murphy ,Boherbue. And all are welcome.


And the Pride of Duhallow Concert spearheaded by the popular PJ O Sullivan will be held at the Heritage Centre in Freemount on Friday May 15th A Show not to be missed.

Starts at 8.30 Adm€10.


Please take note that, the  launch of the Bearra/Brefni Way which was fixed to take place at Toomyvara Co. Tipperary on Thursday May Minister Alan Kelly has been deferred to another date.


Our lovely Country Park continues to provide us with a wide  and varied   program of events.  Sunday May 24th is called wellness Day. To hear more give them a ring at 02970810.


LTV2 has programs on UTube  anytime.


We want to wish God’s Blessing on all the little Children who will receive their first Holy Communion in Millstreet Church this Saturday

For those who may concider a life in a religious order, a Vocations afternoon ,will be held at the Poor Claire Convent College Rd cork on Saturday next May 16th from 1.30 to 4.30,


And the Carmelite Sisters in Co Wicklow also welcome women who wish to explore the monastic life on the weekend of May 22/24.


The Annual Mass will be said at our Holy Tubrid well on Friday May 29th at 7.30.


Still with prayerful things Bishop Ray Browne will celebrate Mass at the Church of the Resurection Killarney on next Saturday May 23rd at 2pm for all those who are Eucheristic Adorers .Refreshments will be served after this Mass. All are Welcome.

Dromtarriffe ICA will host a talk on Gardening,given by the Gneeveguilla Garden Centre on Tuesday May 19th at 8pm.


Here are the results of this weeks parish Lotto Draw which was held at Corkery’s bar on Sunday night. Numbers drawn were

  1. 14. 17 .30 and the Jackpot was not won. €100 went Mary G o Mahony, c/o Jerry o Mahony, The seller was Jerry and he got €50 sellers prize. €50 went toE.Barrett, Mill Rd. €20 each to Jerry O Riordan, Ballinatona. Joan Kelleher c/o Alps . Kitty Cronin, The Rectory, Mary Culloty, NewMarket. Jamie Kelleher, Liscahane, Myra Sheahan c/o Grace’s Salon. Pj & Joan Creedon,Cloghoula and Hayley & Sandra Enright,Millstreet .Jackpot for next week €4,200, the draw at the Mal Passo Bar on Sunday night.


Agus sinn a bfuil a cairde,This is Eily Buckley saying many thanks for joining me agus Slan is beannacht De lib h go leir.


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