Regional Report 1273 7th July 2015



Eily Buckley

Dia is mhuire diobh go leir a cairde and welcome to News Report 1273  Fondest greetings dear listeners and I wish you all the very best on this Tuesday morning, the first one in July.

The weather is far from summery since the month began.  But nevertheless fruit trees are weighted down  fruit and grain and other crops in the fields look very lush and bountiful. The dry weather in June made easy work for all those involved in saving turf, and it is great to see loads of same being hauled home, to tide them over in the winter ahead. And the big plus is that we don’t have to water the flowers.

So we have, as usual, a lot to be grateful for.


This is the week when all music lovers will cross the Shannon for a week of traditional music and dance, meeting of old friends and making new ones at the Willie Clancy Week in lovely Milltown Malbay  Co. Clare. The weather is never a problem, if its fine they play, sing or dance, their hearts out in the open. If its not they find places to get in and enjoy themselves indoors .

But one thing is sure it will be a great week.

The Willie Clancy Summer School will provide classes for young and not so young to learn music on many instruments as well as a variety of Set dances.  And traditional lore and we wish the Willie Clancy Week  continued success in the years ahead.

The Church Gate Collection this weekend  July 11/12, in Millstreet, will be in aid of our local Hospital fund.

Please support it well.


Youth 2000 Summer Festival  will be held at the Cistercian College Roscrea , Co. Tipperary on August 13-16th.

Details are available at the back of our church.


Eucharistic Adoration in our Church every Tuesday and Wednesday from 10.30 am to 10.30 pm. In Cullen on Thursdays from 10am to 7pm. Confessions in Millstreet every Saturday from 12.30 to 1.


Cullen and District Special Needs Association Annual oldtime thrashing and Vintage display will be held on Laitiarnan Sunday July 19th. A fun day for all the family.

Music by Tim O Riordan and Natural Gas.


In spite of the changeable weather a great number of people from near and far continue to come and climb our mountains, and visit our beauty spots including our lovely Country Park. Information Boards are on display in the town and the Museum /Tourist Information Offie is open in the Carnegie Hall on Tuesday ,Wednesday and Friday.



On Sunday next July 12th, the Kerry Archaeological and Historic Society will host a Historic Trail  taking in Clara, Drishane, Kilmeedy Castle and Upper Ballydaly. All meeting at the Carnegie Hall at 2.30 and all are welcome.


Previous to that, IRD Duhallow will host a seminar entitled Buildings of Cork by Frank Keohane on Thursday July 9th at the James O Keeffe Institute starting at 7.30 .

Ring them for details and also details of Duhallow  Cycling that will take place on July 25th Sportive, comprising of three routes ,all starting out from Newmarket . Their number 02960633.


Still with IRd Duhallow, Their AGM will b e held on Wednesday July 29th, at the James O Keeffe Institute.


Here are the results of this weeks Parish Lotto Draw which was held at the Mal Passo Bar on Sunday night. Numbers drawn were18, 23, 30, 31, and the Jackpot was not won. €100 went to Timmy O Callaghan,Banteer, the seller was the Millwheel and they got €50 sellers prize, €50 went to Canon John FitzGerald. Millstreet. €20 each to Pat Oliver ,Drishane Rd. Ann FirzGerald Kiskeam, Mary Cronin Ahane,Cullen, Jonathon Ahern Mallow, Geraldine Dennehy, Ballydaly, SuperMac Rathmore, Hanna Mary McSweenay, Carriginma,   Linda O Sullivan Rathduane. Jackpot for next week €3,000 the dtaw at McCarty’s Bar on Sunday night.



Don’t forget to come out every Thursday evening and join out Tidy Towns Group at the weekly cleanup. They meet at the town Square at 7pm and all the nessessary equipment will be provided.

Confessions in Millstreet every Saturday from 12.30 to 1.



The captian from our Mass Leaflet this week says,

Life is not measured by the breaths you take,

But by the moments that take your breath away.


And 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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